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Archive Thirty-Four:

1730 - 1739

Archive Thirty-Five:

1740 - 1749

Archive Thirty-Six:

1750 - 1759

This page is an archive for the Principia Moderni III map game, from 1740 to 1749.

1740

A Yemeni revolt occurs in the Mansurriya Sultanate due to Yemeni rebels wanting Yemen to be united, as well as due to the bad government of the Sultanate, the Sultan asks for UIN aid (Scores: 5 Mil, 5 Eco, 10 Infra, undoubled)

The three Tibetan nations, facing an opportunity, reunite into the Kingdom of Tibet.

  • Duchy of Hamburg: Hamburg and its subjects expand their militaries.
  • Grand Croatian Bajandom (Velika Hrvatska Bajanovina): Economy turn. Sewerage systems similar to Ragusan ones are built in major towns of the Bajanate. With growing Ragusan influence, and the beginning of further colonization, the navy expands rapidly using much of the Ragusan and also Britannic expertise. Moreover, with the influx of new resources in form of lumber, labour and metals, the navy begins expanding at a fast rate. More and more ships capable of crossing the Atlantic with ease are built. The Sabor intends to restore the glorious naval culture of the Neretva peoples and plans to do so by expanding the navy. The kravata (tie) is more and more used as an accessory. As the war for Hungary ends, some Croats and Hungarians are still unsatisfied as not all was achieved since the spoils of war had to be shared with the Romans.
    • ​Bandom of Croatia: Trade routes are strengthened and the salt mines around Tuzla are explored as well as the salt industry in Pag and Nin. Using irrigation from the Danube, Sava, Drava, Drina, Cetina, Una, Vrbaš, Kupa, Neretva and other rivers the fields in the kingdom are developed, used for crops such as wheat, rye and barley. With trade routes increasing and Croatia entering an era of peace and of stability, the development of new trade ships is issued. The Brothers of the Raven continue spreading their influence in Croatia. Stone mining is furthered as well as the timber industry. The need for these resources rises as urbanization carries on. The navy, under command of the Bajan and the First Admiral is developed due to the purchase of Britannic ships which are inspected and introduced into the Royal War Navy of Croatia or HBRM (Hrvatska Bajanska Ratna Mornarica). Iron ores in Dugopolje, Zenice and at last the 'mud' ore in Vojvodina and eastern Slavonia are to be exploited alongside the silver and copper ores more frequently and of better quality than the iron ores. The exploitation of iron ores in the Lika and Gorski kotar areas continues. The salt industry in Ston is funded by the government. Britannic assistance aids with the naval reform. The influx of resources from Dahomey aids the economy. However, the government makes sure that the gold arriving isn't immediately put on the market in order to control the inflation in the worth of gold. The silver mine in Srebrenica is mined.
    • Polish Bandom (Poljska Banovina): The Polish Bandom grows relatively independently, although a part of the Bajandom, the Polish Saborčić (Little Sabor, also known as Szlachta/Šljahta) works more or less independently within its borders. The Polish Ban is elected by it while the Bajan only confirms him. The issue within Poland are attempted to be handled, and for now things are peaceful again, although some nobles still seem to be plotting something.
    • Czech Bandom (Češka Banovina): The Bandom recovers from the Idiocracy's rule and many nobles gain more power in the nation.
    • Podbanate of Silesia (Šlezijska Podbanovina): The Podbandom's natural resources are highly sought in the rest of the Bajanate which leads to economic growth. The Silesian cultural movement flourishes with aid of the Croats, who aim to make Silesia a region independent from both Poland and the Czech Banate.
    • Podbanate of Dahomej (Podbanovina Dahomej): The natural resources are quickly put to use, such as coconuts, cotton both refined and raw as well as the gold. Finally, the wood industry prospers as materials are needed for new ships that would help keep the connection between Croatia and Dahomey strong.
    • Podbandom of Carantania (Podbanovina Karantanska): Croatization continues, starting with removing any pro-Austrian threats. The idea that Carantania is Slavic since the Carantanian Slavic tribe settled there spreads and is used to bring the Podbandom closer to the Bandom.
    • Isles of the Grand Bajandom (Otoci Velike Bajanovine): The infrastructure is built up.
  • Demak Sultanate: Sultan Adi leads the people in centralizing and becoming more Sunni Muslim. We reaffirm our alliances with the United Islamic Nations promising full support in return of full support. We continue trading heavily with the Suri Empire and Urdustan. The land given to the Suri Empire is openly bordered now, allowing people to move in and out of the border lines freely. We spread Islam throughout the Indonesian islands. Our military and navy is expanded as we receive economic support from Suri Empire. We annexed the territory of Bima as it is unorganized territory. We begin vassalizing Bone (Turn Three of Four). Our population increases. We reaffirm our alliance with the Dutch. We reaffirm their claims to Brunei and Pagabar. Trade is emphasized within the realm, as well as maintaining our massive navy. We start to recover from the war, even though we barely participated.
    • Japanese Diplomacy: Seeing the Denmak Sultanate as a potential trade partner in Southeast Asia, we would like to offer them older merchant ships which the government has no use for anymore.
      • Demak Diplomacy: We accept. In return, we send some gold and jewelry to the Japanese Emperor.
  • The Kingdom of Navarre continues its war with the Kingdom of Spain in the form of the Basque Revolt. King Erramun continues to reach out to other European leaders besides Britannia for recognition. Efforts are made to improve the crop production, which had been lagging for the past few years during the most intense of conflicts. Also, the Navarrese Admiral Alesander Etxebarria arrives in port at San Sebastián after a couple of years of creating popular support among the navy for the Revolt (much of the navy is Basque). Under the leadership of Marshal Xabi Abaroa, the army begins to plan a push farther into Spain in conjunction with the Grand Coalition.
  • The Empire of Britannia: Many ships are modernized and replaced to keep the British Royal Navy a powerful force on the high seas. The Empire enacts a new series of reforms designed to better govern the numerous holdings of the Empire. The Empire, having had many years of isolation and inactivity on the global scale, rejoins the world stage. The first modernization steps are taken to streamline the military forces. The Crown Colonial Association also decides to also streamline the Borealian colonies. The former L'nu nation is integrated into New Dublin to form the Dominion of Arcadia. Other nation changes include economic reforms to restart the sluggish economy and a greater focus on military technology. The military is updated. A new model for economic production is released in homes of bolstering Britannia's economy, one of the leading economies in the world. The efforts come after many years of flagging production and scientific stagnation. Nowhere are these reforms more found than the colonies, where governors have been told to move away from a purely exploitive model to a more productive, economic model. The hope is by freeing up some of the labor force that was once used for exploitation, and use that force in a more efficient capacity, that profits and production would rise. Parliament clamors for continued updates to infrastructure and technology. The Britannic war of succession finally appears to be over with King James officially coronated at the Tower of London as Emperor James of Scotland, Ruler of Britannia and her holdings, Defender of the Faith, Most August. James will consider entertaining the Oldenbuger request in regards to officially ending the civil war and provide the former house with some position. In the meantime, the former emperor flees to a safe haven in Hamburg. The Council of Kent is convened to end the succession crisis. Emperor James states that he will allow the House of Hamburg to remain nobility and offer the family control over Arcadia. In other news, Parliament declares war on Spain citing the strengthening of ties with France an overall increase in tension between the once cordial nations. The bulk of the Britannic navy is assembled and begins the trip to Spain. Troops are directed from the Navy as well as land forces through France. In Borealia, The Dominion of Arcadia, New Cambridgeshire and New Guerney also aid in the effort. In a speech to Parliament Emperor James laments his nations decision but firmly stands behind the parliament and armed forces in this matter. Ties with France are further strengthen by the combined effort. The Emperor plans a visit to the Prime Minister of Mexaca to discuss the future between the nations. Troops are sent to help fight the Spanish off.
    • Scotland: Expands navy and military. The Edinburgh Stock Exchange continues to do well. The Emperor visits Glasgow for the wedding of noblewoman Cassandra De' Levae, wife of the Duke of Westminster in a surprise visit keen on proving that he is open to reconciliation with the House of Hamburg.
    • Eire: The Irish continue to expand the navy and army, even more so due to the strains in Europe.
    • Dominion of Arcadia: Continues to expand 1000 sq km west and south. A large influx of settlers arrive from Eire. The new realignment of the two colonial holdings of L'nu and New Dublin see a massive increase of settlers as the new dominion governor enacts more reforms targeted toward economy and finance.
    • New Cambridgeshire: New Cambridgeshire expands by 1000 sq km west. Colonists begin to explore around the region and begin to have a large fishing boom. The Port of New Oxford is expanded to handle excess ships from Britannia and other European nations. A large influx of settlers arrive from Britannia, fueled by the fears and rumours of war. Due to the recent influx of furs, the local population booms. Shipping also booms as many new merchant vessels are constructed to meet demand. The Borealian colonies all expand inland 1000 sq km.
    • Colony of New Guerney: A flood of immigrants arrives at Port William on the island of New Guerney (OTL Hispaniola) as the colony continues to experience an unprecedented influx of colonists. The colony expands 1000 sq km inland. Several new industries emerge as an increased demand for merchant marine ships rises. The Royal Navy attempts to gain a handle on the piracy situation. However, several small port towns of grown to harbour pirates due to the influx of money.
    • Port Edmundburg: Expands by 1000 sq km south and east down the coast. The African colonists begin looking toward mining and other ventures to generate profit. A new newspaper, the first in a colony, is founded, called the Edmundburg Report. The slave trade begins to boom as exploitation of local minerals reaches a high amount. Slaves are sent to the New World to help boost production.
    • Crown Colony Ghana: More troops are raised from locals. Military and infrastructure are expanded. Most locals now see themselves as loyal British citizens and now fully vote and represent the colonies, Ghana becomes the first Brittannic colony to invoke near self rule, with little regulation from the homeland due to the mutual respect from the others. Any separatist movements are largely ignored.
    • Colony of Durbin: The colony of Durbin expands along the western coast of Australia from the former settlement that crashed there so long ago. With contact and resources flowing in from Britannia a minor boom is witnessed (colony expands 1000 sq km south along western coast).
  • Empire of Japan (Personal Union With Manchuria): The military/economy is built up. Horiyōshi Yokohama III, late one night, decides to engage in intercourse with one of his courtwomen. However, getting overly exited and aroused, he suffers a heart attack from exhaustion. His son, Yamamota Yokohama IV, takes power, now being the Emperor of Japan and Manchuria. A notification is sent to Manchuria that due to these recent unfortunate events, the emperor will have to come to the throne in Japan, ruling both nations from there. Merchants, seeking to make the lives of the unorganized Small Kingdoms better, found the port city of Yantai to trade the Chinese food in order to make life easier on them. The fire, know to the people of Japan as the Great Fire, makes many people move away from the city, into Japan's colonies and vassals such as Manchuria and Taiwan. Now that Manchuria is owned by Yokohama III, the nation rejoices, now being under a Japanese monarchs rule. Meanwhile, merchants in the Philippines, on their way to the southern islands, steer off course on their way there. His companions and their leader, Hideak Kotohito, freak out, until they land at the OTL location of Biak. The town of OTL Biak is claimed for Japan, already serving as a trading post with the natives. The island is settled, creating the first colonial settlement for the Empire of Japan. The emperor is praised upon, with the magical number 2000 being used everywhere. After exploring north for a couple years to find alternate trade different from Hispania, Japanese and Ainu merchants make first contact with the Kiamukut Band on the Alaskan coast. The merchants did not understand the Inuits well, but they were escorted by fishers to the Grand Chief. As a sign if friendship between them, the merchants offer many gifts to him, being given Inuit food, cloth, shelter, and warmth in return. Because of this, troops are sent into the war against the Ming. A few Japanese settlers, looking to become the first contenders in the Alaskan trade, travel north to establish a colony on OTL St Lawrence Island. Ainu is annexed into Japan, in which a feast is held for both of the leaders of the two nations. However, Yamamoto Yokohama IV, afraid of losing trading rights in Kiatumgutai, sends a diplomat to the Tartary asking for trading rights in where they have settled. [MODERATOR RESPONSE]. Meanwhile, Yamamoto Yokohama IV adopts a 12 year old Manchu boy, to show the people how much he cares about his empire. Vassalation of the Kiamikgut Band begins (Turn Two of Ten).
  • The Tartary is a player nation. -Sky
    • Manchu Empire (Personal Union With Japan): The military/economy is built up. With the sudden death of the previous Emperor, his eldest son-in-law Horiyōshi Yokohama III succeeded the throne and acquired the position of Emperor of the Manchu Empire. One of his first decisions was to establish a tax system to extract tax from the people but to also make sure that not too much pressure was put upon the peasants. The Emperor was keen on improving the agricultural status in the state, and crops such as maize, wheat, rice, sorghum and soy beans were cultivated and harvested to also make sure that hunger was eradicated from the state. The herding of horses and cattle benefited the Manchu to a great extent with the Manchu being amongst the top exporters of milk in China. Trade with Korea, Imperium of Heaven and Japan proved beneficial as Manchu exported agricultural goods - especially lumber - to these states. Meanwhile, a major port was constructed to handle foreign trade to prevent illegal trading which would otherwise have a disastrous effect on the economy. Meanwhile, a large army of roughly 300,000 men was raised to defend the state from any foreign invasion with the soldiers handed light matchlock muskets snaphaunces, and with pikes equipped to be used while charging upon the enemy. Therefore, importance was given to the production of firearms and gunpowder. The infantry was equipped with daggers and swords to be utilised in close combat against the enemy and horses as well as carts were used for the transportation of supplies. Major forts were constructed in the North to defend against any invasion that would otherwise sweep through Manchuria. The Manchu Emperor, having closely observed the rapid development of Japan, started to promote education to copy the west. Many eunuchs who opposed this decision were put to death and eventually, the system of eunuchs was put down to prevent any power from opposing the Emperor. The Emperor ordered an increase in the teaching of subjects such as biology, chemistry and especially on developing new firearms and many firearms imported from Hispania were reverse-engineered to create identical copies. On the orders of Emperor Horiyōshi Yokohama III, the people were now converted to Shintoism and mass Shinto Temples were built. Meanwhile, we purchase battleships from Japan and build up our navy. Major military reforms are brought and a paramilitary force referred to as the Manchu Guards is initiated. The paramilitary comprising of 50,000 guards swear allegiance to the Emperor and are ordered to put down any rebellion swiftly and without mercy. Large scale trade continues with Sichuan and the two nations are slowly and gradually brought closer. Meanwhile, Emperor Horiyoshi Yokohama III died and was succeeded by Yamamoto Yokohama IV. Japanese culture was gradually adopted by the people.
    • Shangjingkou: The military/economy is built up. The state being agriculturally strong had numerous agricultural projects initiated and crops such as maize, wheat, rice, sorghum and soy beans were cultivated and harvested to also make sure that hunger was eradicated from the state, and moreover these goods were exported to other Chinese states. The herding of horses and cattle benefited the Manchu to a great extent with the Manchu being amongst the top exporters of milk in China. Meanwhile, a major port was constructed to handle foreign trade to prevent illegal trading which would otherwise have a disastrous effect on the economy. Major forts were constructed in the North to defend against any invasion that would otherwise sweep through Manchuria. The Manchu Emperor, having closely observed the rapid development of Japan, started to promote education to copy the west. On the orders of Emperor Horiyōshi Yokohama III, the people were now converted to Shintoism and mass Shinto Temples were built. Meanwhile, we purchased battleships from Japan and built up our navy, eventually preparing a navy of 100 ships. Moreover, we adopt Japanese culture and promote Shinto.
    • Kingdom of Lanzhou: The military/economy is built up. With the conquest of Lanzhou, a local leadership is set up. The people are treated with mercy, and all the positions that were held prior to the war would still be held. With the exception of nobles and the royal family, which, however, were to be replaced. Much more modern weaponry was flowed into Lanzhou and a militia consisting of 5000 men was established to look after the state security. Moreover, we adopt Japanese culture and promote Shinto.
    • Hailar Khaganate: The military/economy is built up. Prince Qing Aisin Gioro Dorgon introduced a series of reforms which included support of settlement, ordering the people to put a halt to their nomadic lifestyles. Moreover, Prince Qing Aisin Gioro Dorgon supported the construction of schools in order to spread western knowledge to the rural areas and to educate the people. Meanwhile, a paramilitary consisting of 500 men was set up to maintain law and order in the state, and a system of spies had been established to eradicate opposition to Manchu rule. The native Mongol people were treated generously, but all those that had fought against the Manchu in the war were sent to work in the fields although this did mean that the populace did not take part in cultivation and harvest of crops. To modify the trade route present in the state, Dorgon initiated the start of the road system to link the trade route and by now, up to 5000 men were recruited into the military. On the orders of Emperor Horiyōshi Yokohama III, the people were now converted to Shintoism and mass Shinto Temples were built and we adopt Japanese culture. Crops were cultivated to feed the poor, and a trade system had been established to trade with the Mangut Nivkh Tribes. [Mil/Eco Turn]
    • Japanese Manchuria (Port of Japan): The military/economy is built up. The port finishes construction, and is now open for service. More settlers come, mostly from survivors from the great fire, to build ships for Japan. The project of 9 larger ships is now complete, and another one of 20 frigates is planned to be finished by 1700.
    • Yantai (Port of Japan): The military/economy is built up. The port city of Yantai is founded to feed the people of the Small Kingdoms, and to spread Shinto missionaries throughout China. Though, after a few small skirmishes with the locals, no expansion of the city occurs. As the economy begins to drop with fewer Chinese and Spanish merchants coming in Yamamoto Yokohama IV asks the Chinese Warlord states X and Y to defend China in the case of any non-local emerging power rises in the area. To spice up the deal, Japan-Manchuria offers 70 lbs of silver to every state that joins, with economic bonuses coming long term. [NEUTRAL MOD RESPONSE].
    • Formosa (Vassal of Japan): The military/economy is built up. Now that the war is over, The old Taiwanese state now controls all of Taiwan. A huge wave of settlers come, mostly survivors from the great fire, settle in Taiwan to start up a new life and to build ships/farm for Japan.
    • Vietnam: The military/economy is built up. A law is passed that makes all teenagers get two-year compulsory military training and then a five-year military term. While training, the people are exposed to Shinto, and some convert because they have lost faith in Buddhism. While not many do, the number seems to increase slightly every years, about 5000 doing so. Shinto missionaries are also sent to North Vietnam to help the people convert, or at least tolerate Shinto. The conversion rate continues to rise, with help asked from Korea to send missionaries to help rise these rates even more to convert them. Foreign troops are moved into the area, to help keep the area centralized and under control. The Governments of Vietnam are now under one.
    • Biak: Expands by 20 px.
    • Kiatumgutai: As the new Alaskan market opens up, about eight more people flock to the area to try to make money in the area. The colony expands by 5 px.
  • Yunnan: The Yunnanese continue to invest the modest income from exports into infrastructure. They also continue improving the defensive fortifications of Yunnan.
  • Korea: Korea continues to build up its military. Meanwhile, more Taoist, Neo-Confucian and Buddhist temples are built. Taoism rises in popularity and gains more followers. Regular (read: not Imperial) Shinto gains a few more followers as well, mainly along the coastline in Southeastern Korea, particularly in Busan, Jejudo, Ulsan, and the coastal cities and coastal towns of Southern Gyeongsang Province. Mahayana Tao-Shintoism also continues to grow, and begins gaining followers from the areas where Shinto is growing, with some Shintoists switching to Mahayana Tao-Shintoism. A few Shinto missionaries from Jejudo help out Japan in Vietnam to bring Shinto there. The colony of Haejagang (해자강) expands by 500 sq km. Monarch Hyojang dies this year and is succeeded by Sungseon, who becomes the next monarch.
  • County of Oldenburg: The war against Hispania just keeps on going, but Oldenburgers as a whole are still proud that their nation has once more joined the world stage and is playing its part. With the endorsement of three Master painters, Johann's Uberfulltigkeit style of art really takes off in the Oldenburger artistic scene. The richly layered, some might say busy, paintings stand in stark contrast to the more sparse and somewhat unfinished works of the formerly prevalent art movement, Unfertigkeit. The Navy opens its first shipyard in Borealia in Jacqueline, Neu Norderney. The yards take full advantage of the bountiful timber supplies of the colony, as well as the large amount of expertise, and the high demand for quality boats from the Borealian Naval Command.
  • The Nehilaw begin to rebuild from the civil war. Most damage was focused in coastal areas, and much of the destroyed infrastructure is replaced with more modern versions. The navy continues to expand to prevent another landing, with many ships constructed both on Gichigami and on the Adelheid Sea. The army, made up largely of peasant rebels, re-arms and modernizes, with infantry being replaced by cavalry. The government begins working toward achieving a longtime foreign policy goal, free passage along the Cahokie River, by improving relations with nearby nations along the river. All vassals improve military and economy. The Nehilaw withdraw from the war against Spain with no prospect of gaining anything.
  • Nubia: The military continues to train loyal troops to fight for the nation. Cities continue to rebuild themselves like European cities. Ports expand to fit more ships. A big library is continuing being built in the capital city. It will store books from around the world. The first university in the country is continuing being built in the capital city. Our military continues to expand 100 px southwest. Walls and outposts around the capital city are continuing being built. Now that Nubia is unified, we continue to centralize the nation. Due to revolts happening in Yemen, we watch who comes into our nation carefully.
  • Andean Monarchy: With the end of the War and the expansion of the Inca, the Peruvian Confederation, under the French, reforms into the Andean Monarchy. Tawantinsuyu remains the head nation in the Monarchy, and is the most populous at eight million people. It also houses the largest City:Cuzco, which has roughly 170,000 people. Military, economy and navy improve. Huascar II and his Lesser Kings oversee the creation of the Union of Hesperia and Borrelia, we invite the Nehilaw to join the Union as the first nonfounding nation.
    • Empire du Chimor: Under the Andean Monarchy and French Rule, the nation of Chimor continues to grow. Population stands at roughly three million and continues to grow. French migration into the region increases as the nation is absorbed into the French sphere. Military, economy and navy improve.
    • Empire du Chiribaya: Under the Andean Monarchy and French Rule, the nation of Chimor continues to grow. Population stands at roughly three million and continues to grow. French migration into the region increases as the nation is absorbed into the French sphere. Military, economy and navy improve.
    • Empire du Collaquyimbya: Under the Andean Monarchy and French Rule, the nation of Chimor continues to grow. Population stands at roughly 300,000 and continues to grow. French migration into the region increases as the nation is absorbed into the French sphere. Military, economy and navy improve.
    • Viceroyalty of Chile: Formerly a part of New Spain, the new nation is brought into the Andean Monarchy. With a population just under one million, the nation sees a new economic system under the Inca that greatly benefits the economy. Military, economy and navy improve. Spanish still makes up a majority in the region.
    • Domain of Tiwanaku: Formally a part of New Spain, the new nation is brought into the Andean Monarchy. With a population just under 100,000, the nation sees a new economic system under the Inca that greatly benefits the economy. Military, economy and navy improve. Spanish still makes up a majority in the region, though French and Inca cultures also grow.
  • Roman Empire: The Empire continues to prosper in this time of peace. The economy continues to grow as the trade networks across the Empire become more solidified and trade networks outside of the Empire continue to expand, particularly in eastern Asia and Borealia. The military and the navy continue to train, practice and learn new techniques as they are discovered. The military eventually rises to about 200,000 trained soldiers, although not all of those soldiers are on duty all the time for economic concerns. Troops of all ethnicities are trained to keep the army diverse and the ethnic groups unified. The various Archonates continue being integrated with new infrastructure, new trade connections, and a newly increasing sense of Roman "identity." Some expansionists begin to wonder why Egypt has not yet been added to the Empire as a full Archonate yet, although the Emperor assures them that it will happen. The reign of John IX has been relatively peaceful and prosperous, with minimal incidents. An attempted overthrow happened, but that was short and rapidly crushed by the army. The policy toward the Turks, numbering about two million out of an Empire of 23 million, remains the same, and a few hundred to a thousand Turks are estimated to leave the Empire each year. Cities like Ancyra, Nicaea and Ephesus continue to grow, further fortifying Roman control over western Anatolia. Military outposts along the border with the Damascan Sultanate are constructed and fortified, as the Emperor notices that there are now no buffer states between the two rising powers. Influence in vassal states continues to grow, and the Roman political and economic sphere continues to expand and consolidate its gains. The Empire continues to prosper, as trade begins to further expand and grow in eastern Asia as well as the Americas. This trade brings in considerable revenue for the Empire, allowing it to keep its military and government well funded. Religion in the Empire is another factor, and with both Alexandria and Constantinople under control as well as the tombs of four of the Apostles, income from donations and other religious aspects also helps. The influence of the patriarchs of Constantinople and Alexandria also begin to rise, taking advantage of the religious growth and piety in the Empire. The offer of the Nubians is accepted. With the increasing tensions in Europe because of the British Civil War, the military is mobilized. With the war breaking out in Europe, Rome joins the coalition and declares war on the Spanish Empire, invading Sicily and Italy and also sending troops to do battle in the Borealian Theatre.
    • Reme: The colony continues to prosper from the growth of cash crops and their export. Along with the native issue, some troops and militia as well as allied natives join in the fight to defeat the raiders and conquer their lairs. The native states are defeated and their lands placed under military occupation pending an increase of relations and better governance. The issues with the pirates begins to come to the attention of the colonial government, and steps are taken in order to cut down on piracy, including increased patrols. Increasing bureaucracy in the colonies is careful to facilitate cordial relations between the natives and colonists. Economic growth, particularly in Antillia, drives the colonization process further. Co-operation with the natives increases to further protect the mainland colonies, while better fortifications and shipyards are constructed in order to better protect the colonies. The native Creek royalty are captured after the war, and surprisingly are not executed. The royal family of the Creek is instead ordered to govern their people who reside in Roman territory in much the same manner as other native royalty in Roman Borealia. The population starts to grow further thanks to better healthcare, more food, and an expanding economy. With the events taking place in the colony of Hamburg not going as planned, the Romans are forced to react and increase the military activity of the colonies. Major port cities are given forts and extra fortifications while more troops and ships are sent to the colonies. Reme itself is further protected by two forts bristling with cannon. 
    • Egypt: Egypt begins to recover from the war. With almost all of the Muslim inhabited lands of the state stripped from it, Egypt is now mostly Christian, although the rights of the Muslims remaining are not infringed upon. Food begins being grown again, and this helps the population recover from ages of war. The Roman military garrison largely maintains order, while a 25,000 man Egyptian force is trained to help protect the nation and the canal. The Grigius family returns from Greece to rule over Egypt once again, and they are met with some enthusiasm. The previous royal family is deposed from ruling but they are not harmed and are allowed to maintain their nobility, as relatives to the current king. Other nobles who were loyal keep their nobility, and commoners who remained loyal to Rome are given nobility and automatic citizenship. As the population continues to grow, it centers around the cities of Alexandria, Damietta, Luxor, and the newly refounded Berenice. Alexandria becomes a shining city on the banks of the sea and the Nile, and it is widely admired. Berenice is growing well, and the trade from India and China makes the city expand much more quickly. Large ships are sent around the Cape of Africa to serve as trade ships at Berenice. The population still remains mostly agricultural at this time. The revolt of the border town is easily put down by the military occupation force, but the lesson of the revolt is not lost on the Occupation Force and most of the Imperial government. Steps are taken to prevent or otherwise cut off revolts when they start, and as such some of the cultural laws and ideas initiated in the previous period of Roman rule are to be restored, with the rest restored over time. With the problems of the canal, the Roman military occupation and the native Egyptian military set up patrols along sections of the canal to ensure that raids are not too damaging. At the same time, the military tries to pinpoint the origins of these raids and take them out at the root. Military and economic growth and stability is the next major project for the Egyptian government. Egyptian officers are trained at military academies in Roman cities such as Constantinople, Adrianople and Sparta while Egyptian merchants are invested in and trained by Roman merchants. By now, most of the institutions of the Egyptian state have been rebuilt to some degree and are firmly integrated with their Roman counterparts.
    • Georgia: The Roman military occupation is largely frowned upon by the locals. However, the locals do approve of some aspects. They do approve of Roman occupation rather than Damascan occupation, and the fact that the Bagrationi Dynasty still rules earns some decent respect for Roman authority. Roman authorities work with the Bagrationi Dynasty to help bring improvements to the region and its people. Infrastructure is repaired from the war and new roads and buildings are constructed to benefit both the occupation and the native people. To help earn the loyalty of the native population, the Laz people, related to the Georgians themselves, are persuaded to gradually move from their homeland in northern Anatolia to join their brothers in Georgia. The existing Georgian navy is enrolled into the Imperial Navy while new Georgian merchants and military officers are enrolled in education programs to better integrate them with existing Imperial systems.
    • Armenia: The country of Armenia faces a bit of a problem. The Roman occupation force, as a general precaution, did not allow the Bragationi family remain in control of both Armenia and Georgia. As such, the need for a royal was the first challenge being addressed. After much consideration in the Imperial court of Constantinople, it is decided that the Lusignan Dynasty of former Cyprus and Armenian Cicilia will take the throne, as some yet still live in Constantinople and have displayed considerable loyalty to the Empire a few decades after the fall of Cyprus. The new dynasty is enthroned on New Years Day, and the new king and the Roman occupation force begin eagerly in making Armenia a safe and prosperous place. Merchants and military officers are trained in ways similar to their Georgian counterparts, while border posts are constructed along the southern border with the Damascan Sultanate. In contrast with the Georgians, the Armenians are relatively glad to have Roman rule, as the Damascans directly invaded Armenia and threatened the populace.
    • Bulgaria: The change in rulership of Bulgaria comes as a mixed blessing by the Bulgarian people. While they are grateful that the Romans have allowed a new Bulgarian Tsar to be crowned and rule from Tarnovo, they are also somewhat upset to be cut from Vlachia, which had been a major cultural influence upon them for some time. With the new Roman management Bulgarians are free to explore their native culture as they see fit once again, although some of the traditions that they learned from the Vlachians are still maintained. The Romans step in to help the Bulgarians recover from the war and the previous stagnation suffered under the Dacians, and Roman merchants and military officers travel to Tarnovo and other major cities of the new country in order help train their Bulgarian counterparts.
  • Kingdom of Bavaria: In 1740, Bavaria expands its economy. National infrastructure is developed. The population continues to rise. Trausnitz continues being the national capital. In Munchen, Queen Isabell University remains a staple of education in Bavaria. Queen Frances I, aged 39, and her council continue to allow the training of new troops. Several modern warships and trade vessels begin construction at Bremen Port. Modern weaponry make its introduction into Bavaria. In diplomatic news, Bavaria maintains alliances with Hispania, Britannia, France, The Netherlands, Scandinavia, and Rome. In religious news, around 76% of the country adheres to the Western Church, while the rest are either traditional Catholic or Reformist. There has been an uptick of 60% of Bavaro-German primary speakers in Franconia, Saxony, Pomerania, and Brandenburg, and uptick of 85% secondary speakers in those areas. In colonial news, Nei Baiern continues to expand. In economic news, the previously informal, regional Landshut Stock Exchange is given a royal charter and given full benefits of a crown backed enterprise. In political news, Frances I continues to sit at both Bavarian and Austrian privy councils, the separation having occurred in 1668. In industrial news, the effects of industrialization and urbanization begin to be felt in Swabia and Würzburg, where Stuttgart becomes the center of manufacturing and modern production. In parliamentary news, Frances promises the creation of a large Bavaro-Austrian parliament in return for Austrian help in expeditions to Negara Dipa after 1740. A commission of Austrians in Landshut agree to the deal. In other news, Ferdinand von Ingschaft becomes a prominent politician following his success in the Civil War. In demographic news, Frances I issues a 1735 census to be taken. The census is completed in 1736, and reveals that in all Bavarian realms, there are 16,000,000 people. In more depth, 8,500,000 live in Bavaria, 4,750,000 in Austria, 1,500,000 in Brandenburg, 1,000,000 in Pomerania, 75,000 in Bremen Port, and 175,000 in Lubeck. This is a near doubling in population since 1659, itself signalling postive population growth, and a population which maintains health into old age. In royal news, Frances I has another child, whom she names Joan (Johanna). The Queen's children are: Franz-Hector (born 1732), Joan (born 1735). The Queens's siblings are: former King Albert V (born 1694), and Friedrich-Rudolf (born 1704). The Deutsche Diet is created in 1736, and using her powers as Supreme Chancellor of the Curia Bavaria, places the seat of the Diet in Augsburg, where the historic Imperial Diet also sat. Many Bavarians and Austrians are fine with this placement, being far enough away from Bavarian influence which could corrupt the diet. This new Diet will occupy supremacy over both the Curias Bavaria and Austria, and in essence will act as an Upper House to both regional Curias. In royal news, the body of Franz-Heinrich is transported back to Landshut in order for a funeral to take place there. Frances I, with her two children, attend the solemn ceremony. Concerning the situation in Pomerania, Frances I proposes a solution to the issue of succession. Franz-Hector will indeed become Duke of Pomerania. When he becomes King, a personal union will occur. However, Frances notes, this personal union will only be temporary, for once Franz-Hector has a child, the ducal throne will pass to him or her, preferably him. In effect, the Queen concludes, the Duchy of Pomerania will become a landed title for the heir to the King, much like the Principality of Wales is a title, albeit unlanded, for the English crown prince. The Regency Council of Pomerania respond negatively to the proposal, but seeing as how they conceded the final decision to the Queen, ultimately relent. They announce the Ducal throne will pass to Franz-Hector in seven years, when he turns fourteen. In plague news, the plague seems to be holding steady in Berlin and Potsdam, and has not spread north or south, deeper into Bavaria nor into Hamburg. In governmental news, many begin calling the 1739 meeting in Augsburg the Augsburg Compromise. If the war is won, the Kingdom of Venezia, including Tyrol, will remain apart of the aforementioned Kingdom. In scandalous news, Queen Frances I announces her marriage to Ferdinand von Ingschaft, a move which highly upsets Felix Manzkari and several Austrian parliamentarians, who while refrain from despising the Queen, shoot venomous insults at von Ingschaft, who they now see as an artificial, weak Austrian who bends easy to Bavarian desires. Ingschaft ignores these insults, and proceeds to marry the Queen on August 1, becoming King Ferdinand of Bavaria. In response to negative criticism, Frances I pens an address to the Deutsche Diet, stating that a marriage with Ferdinand is highly politically beneficial, and she, as monarch, has the absolute right to marry him, as she has no master due to the death of her previous husband. In war news, several battles are continually won and conversely lost in Lombardy. Bavarian troops aiding the Romans and Croatians in the rest of Italy see success as well.
    • Curia Bavaria: The Curia Bavaria, also known as the Bavarian Parliament or Bavarian Diet, continue to operate in the Parliamentary Palace in Landshut. Parliament orders the Bavarian Army to be outfitted in modern uniform and to hold modern weaponry. In political news, the Curia Bavaria continue to implement the Bavarian Commands and Collegiate Writs into a codified, national law. War continues on Hispania.
    • Deutsche Diet: The Deutsche Diet, also known as the German Parliament or German Diet, is established by the decree of Queen Frances I in 1736, and is given a charter that year. The Deutsche Diet declare war on Hispania, thus, proclaim that all Bavarian realms, including Austria, also declare war on Hispania. Felix Manzkari makes an impassioned speech in support of Austrian annexation of Tyrol and Venezia.
    • Curia Austria: Work on the Parliamentary Palace in Vienna finishes. A number of 251 Austrians sit in the Austrian parliament. Most of the laws they pass concern continual relief for Vienna and various infrastructural reconstructions around Austria. The Curia Austria is popular in Vienna, with most welcoming a separate legislative body, while others see it as a Bavarian puppet. New roads continue being constructed. The Curia Austria call for greater legislative power in Austria, and perhaps a large legislature servicing all Bavarian realms, one which would be an Upper house while the Curia Bavaria and Curia Austria would be regional lower houses. Frances of Bavaria continues to give support to Austrian parliamentarians. Ferdinand von Ingschaft, in an address to the Curia Austria, petitions Frances I to create a dual Bavaro-Austrian parliament. War continues on Hispania.
    • City of Lübeck: Troops authorized by the Queen continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. The port of Lübeck is expanded and several ships are constructed. War continues on Hispania.
    • Bremen Port: Troops authorized by the Queen continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. Several cogs are constructed, and plans are drafted to construct many larger ships. Several modern warships and trade vessels begin construction at Bremen Port. War continues on Hispania.
    • Kingdom of Austria: Troops authorized by the Queen continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. The Austrian Council is created as an independent privy council for the King. In 1730, Frances is declared Queen of Austria. War continues on Hispania.
    • Duchy of Brandenburg: Troops authorized by Duke Edmund I, aged 37, continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. Poorhouses are established all over Brandenburg in order to aid all those afflicted by the recent destructive war.Edmund I's children are: Edmund (born 1718), Eleanor (born 1722), Albert-Maria (born 1722), Johann (born 1728) Klara (born 1733), and Johanna-Klarice (born 1736). War continues on Hispania. In 1739, Duke Albert III perishes in his sleep. He is succeeded by his son, who now rules as Duke Edmund I.
    • Duchy of Pomerania: Troops authorized by the Regency Council continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. War continues on Hispania.
    • Royal Bavarian Stock Company: The RBSC, founded in the late fifteenth century, is finally formalized and given a royal charter by King Leopold II in 1662. The RBSC operate chiefly in Landshut, where a stock exchange floor continues to remain active. Branches of the RBSC exist in München, Regensberg, Berlin, and Stettin. In exploratory news, while much of Bavaria is immersed in Civil War, the RBSC decides to fund expeditions into Indonesia, particularly around Borneo and the tribelands of Negara Dipa. In 1732, the investors of the RBSC put forth a combined total of 500,000 reichstalers in the construction of ships, training of private troops, and a military expedition into Negara Dipa next year. Conflict is expected to occur in coming decades.
    • New Bavaria: The colony of Nei Baiern continues to expand in population. Katharinas-Hafen, Franznacken, Bayreuth, Nei Regens, and Regenholz all expand by the end of the year. Houses and shops in each settlement continue being built. Jülichsberg and Wittlesberg both expand. Nei Baiern expands 750 km. The militias and shops are developed. A small logging and fishing town is founded north of Wilhelmsbaum island, on the mainland. The settlement, mainly populated by Saxons, comes to be called Regenholz. War continues on Hispania. New Bavaria joins France and many other nations invading Mexico.
    • Pearl River: The outpost of Perlefluss is established. A capital is expected to be constructed over the next few years. The capital of Pearl River is established, which the settlers name Perlefluss (Pearl River) after the outpost itself. War continues on Hispania. Pearl River joins France and many other nations invading Mexico.
  • France: Military, navy and economy are built up. The colony continues expanding and growing by 100 sq km among both colonies into the Galapago Islands called Illes d'Neptune. The colonies continue growing as expected. The colony of Nouvelle Rouen continues to expand inland throughout the land corridor given by Cahokie by 9800 sq km. Mining continues in the colony of Nouevelle Orleans. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. small contigent of ten ships are sent at the nehilaw with and army of 10,000 soldiers to defend the area. War is declared upon Spain after several years of deterioration of the once great alliance of the two country, the king seeks to further its influence in Europe by attempting what many of his own military advisors consider suicide, The king prepares a good portion of the fleet from Europe to attempt landing in Spain's east coast area. While this, the local troops from Colombia move to defend the southern and northwestern border as well as the local colombian fleet to defend Nouvelle Sardinie from the Spanish fleet ships and pirates, The rest of the colonial troops moves into Spanish territory in OTL Mexico from Cahokia and Chateau d'or (Costa Rica :v) war continues for the time being
    • Kingdom of Rhineland: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. The kingdom, after defeating the forces of the rebels, follows suit and declares war on Spain as France did.
    • Kingdom of Lower Burgundy: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • Sardinia: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. The Sardinian language has lowered its usage to only 10% of the population of Sardinia (roughly 50,000 people) with the speaking African (43%) and French (38%) or Vandalian (9% African Rhenish German dialect) and with the vast majority being able to speak both African and French (that is more or less 85% of the nation's population). The population is stable at 500,000 people. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • Andorra: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up.
    • Africa: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. The African language has become the de facto leading language surpassing every other (outside of French) being spoken by the 2.3 million people living in the country as either native or second language. Vandalian, however, dominates area of Tripolitania's coast with a population of around 5000 speakers in the region. French is still the main language officially. Trading outposts begin being made in the border of the country to trade with Tuareg and inland tribes. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • French Mali: Due to vast piracy campaigns which France and Spain have contributed to has resulted in many pirate coves in the Bissagos Islands, and as a result a larger influx of Frenchmen arrived this year, though they still don't even make up 1% yet. Ports continue to expand appropriately and the region becomes a place worth note on many maps. Roads continue being built to outlying villages and plantations continue being built.
    • Artois: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure and navy are built up. The nation prepares an army for the conflict in Britannia. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • Free City of Danzig: The military, economy, infrastructure, and navy are built up, Danzig asks a diplomatic meeting with Pskov, Croatia and Poland's leadership within the city.
    • Cahokie: Christianization of the locals continues. Military, navy, infrastructure and economy are built up. Declares war on Spain as France did.
  • In Pskov, the GDP rises along with average wages. The Inter-Republic Road network is officially opened. The Science and technology aspect of Pskov is not overlooked either. As prosperity in the nation increases, the amount of money and new people investing in institutions of higher learning. As such, the various schools that existed in Nizhegorodsk-Na-Narve unite and form the "University of Nizhegorodsk", beginning a rivalry between it and Pskov. The Grand Senate meets again and discusses the issue of the war in Spain extensively. After many days of discussion the decision is reached to maintain a stance of "Armed Neutrality" because of the whole "we share a Head of State with Croatia" thing, and the fact that he is only up for re-approval in 1742 and they hope to shelve the issue until then (when they can legally oust him from office). they do, however, in case of total defeat, approve of offering the Spanish royal family a place to stay in the Union of Konigsberg Nations. The New Veche of Pskov does more to put itself as the succesor to the Rus' state, especially by going into neighbouring Novgorod and trying to get cityfolk to move to Pskov. They are somewhat more successful with the Muscovite serfs, who can move around freely with their landlord's consent. This puts much issues with the leadership of Novgorod and Muscovy, who think Pskov is just looking for a fight. The Ruble is becoming more and more used and is becoming the unofficial currency of russia. The Idea of Currency reform, to reform it to a decimal system is put out, in order to simplify much trade (even though it is already simple enough with multiples of 20). Zlatobrezhie becomes more and more wealthy as more people get used to over 100 years of Pskovian governance. However, they become more ambitious and stuff and things. The PIC once again tries to establish a settlement in OTL Namibia, but unfortunately is met by a severe case of Native spears through the neck, so they leave and vow to return one day once more and reap the benefits of the gem mines people found there during the initial expeditions. Another Census is carried out this year, and the results are on the same page as last time (Pskov population page, too lazy to post here).
    • The Federal Republic of Eesti upgrades its naval capabilities and military. The integration of many people go as planned ... anyway, stuff happens and things. The Grand Summit is a great success, as after much heated debate, and more than one near-stormout, the Pskov Concordat is agreed upon when the Council of Nations is added as an upper house to the General Assembly, in no small part due to the efforsts of Vice-Consul Peeter Vaino and Peaminister Elmar Lepmets, who both endorse the agreement (with Vice-Consul Peeter signing it), and present it as the perfect solution to the Riigikogu of the Federal Republic, whom they ask for approval. Before the Christmas reprieve, the Riigikogy ratifies the Concordat with a 84-16 vote. The Road network continues being built and worked on.
    • Latvia works on its Economy and improving the GDP
    • In Lithuania, the military is improved by purchasing weaponry from Pskov and stuff. The Prime Minster attends the Grand Summit. The Pskov Concordat is ratified.
    • In the United Republic of Prussia and Danzig benefits from the de facto free trade with Croatia begin to show and grow its economy, GDP, and average wages, as Prussian merchants, quick to capitalize on the downfall of aristocratic privileges in favour of wealth privileges (that many nobles got because they were also wealthy, and those that were did not care for the fate of the "lesser" nobility). König - Statthalter Willhelm Hohenzollern and Chancellor Albert Ackerman, both present the Pskov Concordat to be ratified, both having signed it in person. The Bundestag passes the bill with a 60-40 majority, many unsure of the exact powers the Grand Senate will have.
    • The Belarussian Military is improved as the Road network continues being built. After the Grand Summit, Knyaz-Namestnik Dmitri Shevchenko, and Glava-Dumi Nikolai Prakazov, having signed the Pskov Concordat, both endorse the document and emplore the Duma to ratify it. The Pskov Concordat is ratified.

1741

In Rome, Pope Telesphorus V dies, and in the subsequent conclave, the Tuscanian Lorenzo Orsini is elected Pope, taking the Papal name of Callixtus IV. However, in December, Callixtus IV dies, and a new conclave is called, with no decision being made by the time the year ends.

  • Duchy of Hamburg: Hamburg expands its infrastructure and its subjects expand their economies.
  • Empire of Japan (Personal Union With Manchuria): The military/economy is built up. Horiyōshi Yokohama III, late one night, decides to engage in intercourse with one of his courtwomen. However, getting overly exited and aroused, he suffers a heart attack from exhaustion. His son, Yamamota Yokohama IV, takes power, now being the Emperor of Japan and Manchuria. A notification is sent to Manchuria that due to these recent unfortunate events, the emperor will have to come to the throne in Japan, ruling both nations from there. Merchants, seeking to make the lives of the unorganized Small Kingdoms better, found the port city of Yantai to trade the Chinese food in order to make life easier on them. The fire, know to the people of Japan as the Great Fire, makes many people move away from the city, into Japan's colonies and vassals such as Manchuria, and Taiwan. Now that Manchuria is owned by Yokohama III, the nation rejoices, now being under a Japanese monarch's rule. Meanwhile, merchants in the Philippines, on their way to the southern islands, steer off course on their way there. His companions and their leader, Hideak Kotohito, freak out, until they land at the OTL location of Biak. The town of OTL Biak is claimed for Japan, already serving as a trading post with the natives. The island is settled, creating the first colonial settlement for the Empire of Japan. The emperor is praised upon, with the magical number 2000 being used everywhere. After exploring north for a couple years to find alternate trade different from Hispania, Japanese and Ainu merchants make first contact with the Kiamukut Band on the Alaskan coast. The merchants did not understand the Inuits well, but they were escorted by fishers to the Grand Chief. As a sign if friendship between them, the merchants offer many gifts to him, being given Inuit food, cloth, shelter, and warmth in return. Because of this, troops are sent into the war against the Ming. A few Japanese settlers, looking to become the first contenders in the Alaskan trade, travel north to establish a colony on OTL St Lawrence Island. Ainu is annexed into Japan, in which a feast is held for both of the leaders of the two nations. However, Yamamoto Yokohama IV, afraid of losing trading rights in Kiatumgutai, sends a diplomat to the Tartary asking for trading rights in where they have settled. [MODERATOR RESPONSE]. Meanwhile, Yamamoto Yokohama IV adopts a 12 year old Manchu boy, to show the people how much he cares about his empire. Vassalation of the Kiamikgut Band begins (Turn Three of Ten)
    • Japanese Manchuria (Port of Japan): The military/economy is built up. The port finishes construction, and is now open for service. More settlers come, mostly from survivors from the great fire, to build ships for Japan. The project of 9 larger ships is now complete, and another one of 20 frigates is planned to be finished by 1700.
    • Yantai (Port of Japan): The military/economy is built up. The port city of Yantai is founded to feed the people of the Small Kingdoms, and to spread Shinto missionaries throughout China. Though, after a few small skirmishes with the locals, no expansion of the city occurs. As the economy begins to drop with fewer Chinese and Spanish merchants coming in Yamamoto Yokohama IV asks the Chinese Warlord states X and Y to defend China in the case of any non-local emerging power rises in the area. To spice up the deal, Japan-Manchuria offers 70 lbs of silver to every state that joins, with economic bonuses coming long term. [NEUTRAL MOD RESPONSE].
    • Formosa (Vassal of Japan): The military/economy is built up. Now that the war is over, The old Taiwanese state now controls all of Taiwan. A huge wave of settlers come, mostly survivors from the great fire, settle in Taiwan to start up a new life and to build ships/farm for Japan.
    • Vietnam: The military/economy is built up. A law is passed that makes all teenagers get two-year compulsory military training and then a five-year military term. While training, the people are exposed to Shinto, and some convert because they have lost faith in Buddhism. While not many do, the number seems to increase slightly every years, about 5000 doing so. Shinto missionaries are also sent to North Vietnam to help the people convert, or at least tolerate Shinto. The conversion rate continues to rise, with help asked from Korea to send missionaries to help rise these rates even more to convert them. Foreign troops are moved into the area, to help keep the area centralized and under control. The Governments of Vietnam are now under one.
    • Biak: Expands by 20 px.
    • Kiatumgutai: As the new Alaskan market opens up, about eight more people flock to the area to try to make money in the area. The colony expands by 5 px.
  • Great Manchu Empire (Personal Union With Japan): With the sudden death of the previous Emperor, his eldest son-in-law Horiyōshi Yokohama III succeeded the throne and acquired the position of Emperor of the Manchu Empire. One of his first decisions was to establish a tax system to extract tax from the people but to also make sure that not too much pressure was put upon the peasants. The Emperor was keen on improving the agricultural status in the state, and crops such as maize, wheat, rice, sorghum and soy beans were cultivated and harvested to also make sure that hunger was eradicated from the state. The herding of horses and cattle benefited the Manchu to a great extent with the Manchu being amongst the top exporters of milk in China. Trade with Korea, Imperium of Heaven and Japan proved beneficial as Manchu exported agricultural goods - especially lumber - to these states. Meanwhile, a major port was constructed to handle foreign trade to prevent illegal trading which would otherwise have a disastrous effect on the economy. Meanwhile, a large army of roughly 300,000 men was raised to defend the state from any foreign invasion with the soldiers handed light matchlock muskets snaphaunces, and with pikes equipped to be used while charging upon the enemy. Therefore, importance was given to the production of firearms and gunpowder. The infantry was equipped with daggers and swords to be utilised in close combat against the enemy and horses as well as carts were used for the transportation of supplies. Major forts were constructed in the North to defend against any invasion that would otherwise sweep through Manchuria. The Manchu Emperor, having closely observed the rapid development of Japan, started to promote education to copy the west. Many eunuchs who opposed this decision were put to death and eventually, the system of eunuchs was put down to prevent any power from opposing the Emperor. The Emperor ordered an increase in the teaching of subjects such as Biology, Chemistry and especially on developing new firearms and many firearms imported from Hispania were reverse-engineered to create identical copies. On the orders of Emperor Horiyōshi Yokohama III, the people were now converted to Shintoism and mass Shinto Temples were built. Meanwhile, we purchase battleships from Japan and build up our navy. Major military reforms are brought and a paramilitary force referred to as the Manchu Guards is initiated. The paramilitary comprising of 50,000 guards swear allegiance to the Emperor and are ordered to put down any rebellion swiftly and without mercy. Large scale trade continues with Sichuan and the two nations are slowly and gradually brought closer. Meanwhile, Emperor Horiyoshi Yokohama III died and was succeeded by Yamamoto Yokohama IV. Japanese culture was gradually adopted by the people. [Mil/Eco Turn]
    • Shangjingkou: The state - being agriculturally strong - had numerous agricultural projects initiated and crops such as maize, wheat, rice, sorghum and soy beans were cultivated and harvested to also make sure that hunger was eradicated from the state, and moreover these goods were exported to other Chinese states. The herding of horses and cattle benefited the Manchu to a great extent with the Manchu being amongst the top exporters of milk in China. Meanwhile, a major port was constructed to handle foreign trade to prevent illegal trading which would otherwise have a disastrous effect on the economy. Major forts were constructed in the North to defend against any invasion that would otherwise sweep through Manchuria. The Manchu Emperor, having closely observed the rapid development of Japan, started to promote education to copy the west. On the orders of Emperor Horiyōshi Yokohama III, the people were now converted to Shintoism and mass Shinto Temples were built. Meanwhile, we purchased battleships from Japan and built up our navy, eventually preparing a navy of 100 ships. Moreover, we adopt Japanese culture and promote Shinto. [Mil/Eco Turn]
    • Kingdom of Lanzhou: With the conquest of Lanzhou, a local leadership is set up. The people are treated with mercy, and all the positions that were held prior to the war would still be held. With the exception of nobles and the royal family, which, however, were to be replaced. Much more modern weaponry was flowed into Lanzhou and a militia consisting of 5000 men was established to look after the state security. Moreover, we adopt Japanese culture and promote Shinto. [Mil/Eco Turn]
    • Hailar Khaganate: Prince Qing Aisin Gioro Dorgon introduced a series of reforms which included support of settlement, ordering the people to put a halt to their nomadic lifestyles. Moreover, Prince Qing Aisin Gioro Dorgon supported the construction of schools in order to spread western knowledge to the rural areas and to educate the people. Meanwhile, a paramilitary consisting of 500 men was set up to maintain law and order in the state, and a system of spies had been established to eradicate opposition to Manchu rule. The native Mongol people were treated generously, but all those that had fought against the Manchu in the war were sent to work in the fields although this did mean that the populace did not take part in cultivation and harvest of crops. To modify the trade route present in the state, Dorgon initiated the start of the road system to link the trade route and by now, up to 5000 men were recruited into the military. On the orders of Emperor Horiyōshi Yokohama III, the people were now converted to Shintoism and mass Shinto Temples were built and we adopt Japanese culture. Crops were cultivated to feed the poor, and a trade system had been established to trade with the Mangut Nivkh Tribes. [Mil/Eco Turn]
  • Portugal: Continues a notable buildup in military strength and allows for a vigorous training program of the existing military forces attempting to train them up heavily. Meanwhile, the administration continues being reformed, and agriculture and commerce are encouraged. Meanwhile, Portugal continues to develop its navy. Meanwhile, the colony in Lenhame continues exporting wheat to Portugal. Meanwhile, trade intensifies in the African coast. Meanwhile, Santa Cruz and São Sebastião expand by 5000 sq km each. Meanwhile, Nuno II dies and is succeeded by his son Afonso, who becomes King of Portugal and Algarves as Afonso IX.
  • Nubia: The military continues to train loyal troops to fight for the nation. Cities continue to rebuild themselves like European cities. Ports expand to fit more ships. A big library is continuing being built in the capital city. It will store [[Click to Continue > by SensePlus|books]] from around the world. The first university in the country is continuing being built in the capital city. Our military continues to expand 100 px southwest. Walls and outposts around the capital city are continuing being built. Now that Nubia is unified, we continue to centralize the nation. Due to revolts continuing to happen in Yemen, we continue to watch who comes into our nation carefully.
  • Andean Monarchy: With the end of the War and the expansion of the Inca, the Peruvian Confederation, under the French, reforms into the Andean Monarchy. Tawantinsuyu remains the head nation in the Monarchy, and is the most populous at eight million people. It also houses the largest City:Cuzco, which has roughly 170,000 people. Military, economy and navy improve. Huascar II and his Lesser Kings oversee the creation of the Union of Hesperia and Borrelia, we invite the Nehilaw to join the Union as the first nonfounding nation.
    • Empire du Chimor: Under the Andean Monarchy and French Rule, the nation of Chimor continues to grow. Population stands at roughly three million and continues to grow. French migration into the region increases as the nation is absorbed into the French sphere. Military, economy and navy improve.
    • Empire du Chiribaya: Under the Andean Monarchy and French Rule, the nation of Chimor continues to grow. Population stands at roughly three million and continues to grow. French migration into the region increases as the nation is absorbed into the French sphere. Military, economy and navy improve.
    • Empire du Collaquyimbya: Under the Andean Monarchy and French Rule, the nation of Chimor continues to grow. Population stands at roughly 300,000 and continues to grow. French migration into the region increases as the nation is absorbed into the French sphere. Military, economy and navy improve.
    • Viceroyalty of Chile: Formerly a part of New Spain, the new nation is brought into the Andean Monarchy. With a population just under one million, the nation sees a new economic system under the Inca that greatly benefits the economy. Military, economy and navy improve. Spanish still makes up a majority in the region.
    • Domain of Tiwanaku:  Formally a part of New Spain, the new nation is brought into the Andean Monarchy. With a population just under 100,000, the nation sees a new economic system under the Inca that greatly benefits the economy. Military, economy and navy improve. Spanish still makes up a majority in the region, though French and Inca cultures also grow.
  • France: Military, navy and economy are built up. The colony continues expanding and growing by 100 sq km among both colonies into the Galapago Islands called Illes d'Neptune. The colonies continue growing as expected. The colony of Nouvelle Rouen continues to expand inland throughout the land corridor given by Cahokie by 9800 sq km. Mining continues in the colony of Nouevelle Orleans. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. small contigent of ten ships are sent at the nehilaw with and army of 10,000 soldiers to defend the area. War is declared upon Spain after several years of deterioration of the once great alliance of the two country, the king seeks to further its influence in Europe by attempting what many of his own military advisors consider suicide, The king prepares a good portion of the Fleet from Europe to attempt landing in Spain's east coast area. While this, the local troops from Colombia move to defend the southern and northwestern border as well as the local Colombian fleet to defend Nouvelle Sardinie from the Spanish fleet ships and pirates, The rest of the colonial troops moves into Spanish territory in OTL Mexico from Cahokia and Chateau d'or (Costa Rica :v) war continues for the time being
    • Kingdom of Rhineland: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. The kingdom after defeating the forces of the rebels follow suit and declare war on Spain as France did.
    • Kingdom of Lower Burgundy: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • Sardinia: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. The Sardinian language has lowered its usage to only 10% of the population of Sardinia (roughly 50,000 people) with the speaking African (43%) and French (38%) or Vandalian (9% African Rhenish German dialect) and with the vast majority being able to speak both African and French (that is more or less 85% of the nation's population). The population is stable at 500,000 people. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • Andorra: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up.
    • Africa: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. The African language has become the de facto leading language surpassing every other (outside of French) being spoken by the 2.3 million people living in the country as either native or second language. Vandalian, however, dominates area of Tripolitania's coast with a population of around 5000 speakers in the region. French is still the main language officially. Trading outposts begin to be made in the border of the country to trade with Tuareg and inland tribes. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • French Mali: Due to vast piracy campaigns which France and Spain have contributed to has resulted in many pirate coves in the Bissagos Islands, and as a result a larger influx of Frenchmen arrived this year, though they still don't even make up 1% yet. Ports continue to expand appropriately and the region becomes a place worth note on many maps. Roads continue being built to outlying villages and plantations continue being built.
    • Artois: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure and navy are built up. The nation prepares an army for the conflict in Britannia. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • Free City of Danzig: The military, economy, infrastructure, and navy are built up, Danzig asks a diplomatic meeting with Pskov, Croatia and Poland's leadership within the city.
    • Cahokie: Christianization of the locals continues. Military, navy, infrastructure and economy are built up. Declares war on Spain as France did.
  • The Kingdom of Navarre continues to develop its agricultural industry back to pre-war levels and fight against Spain. The army of Marshal Xabi Abaroa attaches itself to the invading forces of the Grand Coalition for the most part, and moves to invade the mainland of Spain while reserves ensure hegemony over Burgos, Logroño, and other reaches of the Kingdom that have a larger Castilian population. King Erramun regularly tours through Pamplona and Bilbao on horseback, increasing the man's popularity. He sends diplomats into friendly Britannia in order to study an effective form of government, trying to distance himself from the failed Hispanian states.
  • Korea: Korea continues to build up its military. Meanwhile, more Taoist, Neo-Confucian and Buddhist temples are built. Taoism rises in popularity and gains more followers. Regular (read: not Imperial) Shinto gains a few more followers as well, mainly along the coastline in Southeastern Korea, particularly in Busan, Jejudo, Ulsan, and the coastal cities and coastal towns of Southern Gyeongsang Province. Mahayana Tao-Shintoism also continues to grow, and begins gaining followers from the areas where Shinto is growing, with some Shintoists switching to Mahayana Tao-Shintoism. A few Shinto missionaries from Jejudo help out Japan in Vietnam to bring Shinto there. The colony of Haejagang (해자강) expands by 500 sq km.
  • County of Oldenburg: The war drags into its fifth year. Whilst the war does not have a direct impact on Oldenburgers' lives - there is no fighting on Oldenburger soil - it is starting to take its toll. Taxes are raised to meet the growing cost of maintaining the military in full war supplies, and there are voices in the Landtag hoping that it will all be worth it in the end. Men return permanently damaged from the war, and many are forced by desperation into poorhouses or onto the street. The less disabled ones are offered free passage to Neu Norderney for them and their families, and many take up the offer. These soldier settlers are sent to the newer settlements in the northernmost reaches of the colony (Neuu Norderney expands 22,000 px north along the coast).
  • Scandinavian Empire: The economy and military of Scandinavia improves this year. Import/export businesses in Denmark, Sweden and Norway bring in a considerable amount of income. Scandinavia's chief exports include iron, wood, and other construction materiel, a commodity that is vastly growing in necessity as urbanization increases throughout Europe. Militaries in Europe purchase Scandinavian iron for ships and weapons. The Scandinavian colonies are a source of even more lumber. Resources such as pelts bring in massive amounts of profit for Scandinavia, both due to intranational trading and international trading. Scandinavia exports resources such as textiles, dyes and foodstuffs from its trading partners. Interest in coffee plants rises among nobles as the drink becomes more popular among the population of Scandinvia, especially in the upper class and in the aristocracy. Though the bean is expensive to Scandinavia, coffee sales spike. Indonesian powers are offered exclusive trade deals for coffee in exchange for discounted, high-quality wood and iron. Scandinavia retains its alliances with Bavaria, Pskov, the Roman Empire, Britannia, the Nehilaw and many other nations. These alliances are celebrated in the Scandinavian courts. The ports in Iceland are expanded to accommodate more ships. Education in Scandinavia continues to improve. The literacy rate is steadily increasing as public schools are built throughout the nation. The population of Scandinavia continues to explode as well. Urbanization, more food supplies, better census data, and other factors are all leading to a spike in population. Scandinavia's population is expected to reach nine million by 1740. While this increase in population does come with benefits, it has its drawbacks as well. Homelessness in urban areas and overcrowding is becoming a massive problem, especially in Copenhagen. To accommodate, people are encouraged to travel to the New World. In political news, the House of Bjelbo-Griffins continues to remain in charge of Scandinavia. The Riksdag is dominated by this royal house. Scandinavia reaps the benefits of the war in Spain, dominating the world market. In order to better expand their hemisphere, a colony on OTL New Zealand is placed. The colony is named New Zealand (Didn't see that one coming, did you?!) In the meantime, the effects of industrialization hit Scandinavia. Migration into cites begins as urbanization increases in Scandinavia.
  • Crimmy, are you sure the New Zealand colony is plausible? Your indonesian possession got retconned, and New Zealand is even farther away, especially now during the war, when the Gibraltar territory is contested, which also means that safe travels through the strait aren't quite as possible as before. -SkyQueen
  • Only reason it got retconned is because it got too big too fast. Luckily, I don't have to go through Gibraltar.
  • In my personal opinion, the only reason I could see why a New Zealand colony might be an issue is a lack of convenient stopover places. Britain had South Africa, India, and Australia by the time they got down to busineess in NZ. But then again, if Scandinavia has sufficient allies in handy spots, a fleet could make it there. The British fleets stopped in Rio on their way to Sydney the first couple of times. With New Zealand though, I think one has to be careful when expanding to remember that the British faced some serious resistance from the Maori. Not that Scandinavia couldn't handle that, but for the sake of plausibility, a slow rate of expansion would be advisable. This is all just my personal opinion though; a friendly suggestion. Callumthered (talk) 13:11, January 9, 2015 (UTC) 
    • Helluland: The military and economy are improved. Helluland expands by 1000 sq km this year. Helluland is responsible for the production of furs in the Scandinavian Empire, generating much profit for the colony.
    • Huronsmark: The military and economy are improved. Huronsmark expands by 1000 sq km this year. Huronsmark is responsible for the production of furs and timber in the Scandinavian Empire, generating much profit for the colony.
    • Iceland: The military and economy are improved. Iceland is an important port for northern Europeans. Due to the large amounts of trade flowing into Icelandic ports, the population of Iceland increases. An outpost on Greenland is built.
    • Jansylvania: The military and economy are expanded. Jansylvania is Scandinavia's newest colony, though it has grown rapidly since its establishment. Jansylvania yields large amounts of timber, though it is also a massive center of trade between Scandiavia and Native Americans.
    • Karelia: The military and economy expand. Karelia has been in the Scandinavian realm for centuries now. It is the location of many important fortresses, namely Castle Vyborg. Karelia is a massive source of iron for Scandinavia. Trade with Russia and Pskov flows through Karelia during the summer months.
    • New Gotland: The military and economy expand. New Gotland is one of Scandinavia's older colonies. A coastal colony, New Gotland specializes in shipbuilding and trading along the Borealian East Coast. Timber is also produced in New Gotland.
    • Ohijo: The militia of Ohijo is established while the economy is established. The capital of Ohijo is established as Rolvstead after General Jans Rolvson, who led the Scandinavians to victory in the Minor Lake Skirmishes. Rolvstead was originally a trading depot for European traders before the Erie tribes raided it. While parts of the town are relatively intact, other parts have been demolished, reporposed, or have otherwise decayed.
    • Schleswig: The military and economy are expanded. Schleswig has been a vassal of the Scandinavian Empire for quite some time. All land routes into Scandinavia go through this vassal, meaning Schleswig is one of Scandinavia's wealthiest vassals.
    • Sjösmark: The military and economy are expanded. The colony expands by 5000 sq km this year. Trade with Nehilaw brings gold and people into the colony.
    • Strombek: The military and economy are expanded. Strombek expands by 5000 sq km. Strombek is one of Scandinavia's oldest and most successful colonies. Trade along the St Lawrence River makes it one of the wealthiest as well. Strombek is a source of furs and timber for Scandinavia.
    • Vinland: The military and economy are expanded. Vinland expands by 5000 sq km. The oldest of Scandinavia's colonies, Vinland is one of the most populous colonies along the eastern Borealian coast. Its capital, New Copenhagen, has become the most populous city on the east Borealian coast. Immigrants from Northern Europe flock to Vinland, especially New Copenhagen, in search of a new life.
  • Kingdom of Bavaria: In 1741, Bavaria expands its economy. National infrastructure is developed. The population continues to rise. Trausnitz continues to be the national capital. In Munchen, Queen Isabell University remains a staple of education in Bavaria. Queen Frances I, aged 40, and her council continue to allow the training of new troops. Several modern warships and trade vessels begin construction at Bremen Port. Modern weaponry make its introduction into Bavaria. In diplomatic news, Bavaria maintains alliances with Hispania, Britannia, France, The Netherlands, Scandinavia, and Rome. In religious news, around 76% of the country adheres to the Western Church, while the rest are either traditional Catholic or Reformist. There has been an uptick of 60% of Bavaro-German primary speakers in Franconia, Saxony, Pomerania, and Brandenburg, and uptick of 85% secondary speakers in those areas. In colonial news, Nei Baiern continues to expand. In economic news, the previously informal, regional Landshut Stock Exchange is given a royal charter and given full benefits of a crown backed enterprise. In political news, Frances I continues to sit at both Bavarian and Austrian privy councils, the separation having occurred in 1668. In industrial news, the effects of industrialization and urbanization begin to be felt in Swabia and Würzburg, where Stuttgart becomes the center of manufacturing and modern production. In parliamentary news, Frances promises the creation of a large Bavaro-Austrian parliament in return for Austrian help in expeditions to Negara Dipa after 1740. A commission of Austrians in Landshut agree to the deal. In other news, Ferdinand von Ingschaft becomes a prominent politician following his success in the Civil War. In demographic news, Frances I issues a 1735 census to be taken. The census is completed in 1736, and reveals that in all Bavarian realms, there are 16,000,000 people. In more depth, 8,500,000 live in Bavaria, 4,750,000 in Austria, 1,500,000 in Brandenburg, 1,000,000 in Pomerania, 75,000 in Bremen Port, and 175,000 in Lubeck. This is a near doubling in population since 1659, itself signalling postive population growth, and a population which maintains health into old age. The Queen's children are: Franz-Hector (born 1732), Joan (born 1735), and Anne (born 1741). The Queens's siblings are: former King Albert V (born 1694), and Friedrich-Rudolf (born 1704). The Deutsche Diet is created in 1736, and using her powers as Supreme Chancellor of the Curia Bavaria, places the seat of the Diet in Augsburg, where the historic Imperial Diet also sat. Many Bavarians and Austrians are fine with this placement, being far enough away from Bavarian influence which could corrupt the diet. This new Diet will occupy supremacy over both the Curias Bavaria and Austria, and in essence will act as an Upper House to both regional Curias. In royal news, the body of Franz-Heinrich is transported back to Landshut in order for a funeral to take place there. Frances I, with her two children, attend the solemn ceremony. Concerning the situation in Pomerania, Frances I proposes a solution to the issue of succession. Franz-Hector will indeed become Duke of Pomerania. When he becomes King, a personal union will occur. However, Frances notes, this personal union will only be temporary, for once Franz-Hector has a child, the ducal throne will pass to him or her, preferably him. In effect, the Queen concludes, the Duchy of Pomerania will become a landed title for the heir to the King, much like the Principality of Wales is a title, albeit unlanded, for the English crown prince. The Regency Council of Pomerania respond negatively to the proposal, but seeing as how they conceded the final decision to the Queen, ultimately relent. They announce the Ducal throne will pass to Franz-Hector in six years, when he turns fourteen. In plague news, the plague seems to be holding steady in Berlin and Potsdam, and has not spread north or south, deeper into Bavaria nor into Hamburg. In royal news, at the age of forty, Frances I is able to miraculously give birth to twins, whom she names Karl-Leopold and Anne. Sadly, Karl-Leopold dies after two weeks, and Princess Anne is a very weak baby. The war continues in northern Italy.
    • Curia Bavaria: The Curia Bavaria, also known as the Bavarian Parliament or Bavarian Diet, continue to operate in the Parliamentary Palace in Landshut. Parliament orders the Bavarian Army to be outfitted in modern uniform and to hold modern weaponry. In political news, the Curia Bavaria continue to implement the Bavarian Commands and Collegiate Writs into a codified, national law. War continues on Hispania.
    • Deutsche Diet: The Deutsche Diet, also known as the German Parliament or German Diet, is established by the decree of Queen Frances I in 1736, and is given a charter that year. The Deutsche Diet declare war on Hispania, thus, proclaim that all Bavarian realms, including Austria, also declare war on Hispania. Felix Manzkari makes an impassioned speech in support of Austrian annexation of Tyrol and Venezia.
    • Curia Austria: Work on the Parliamentary Palace in Vienna finishes. A number of 251 Austrians sit in the Austrian parliament. Most of the laws they pass concern continual relief for Vienna and various infrastructural reconstructions around Austria. The Curia Austria is popular in Vienna, with most welcoming a separate legislative body, while others see it as a Bavarian puppet. New roads continue being constructed. The Curia Austria call for greater legislative power in Austria, and perhaps a large legislature servicing all Bavarian realms, one which would be an Upper house while the Curia Bavaria and Curia Austria would be regional lower houses. Frances of Bavaria continues to give support to Austrian parliamentarians. Ferdinand von Ingschaft, in an address to the Curia Austria, petitions Frances I to create a dual Bavaro-Austrian parliament. War continues on Hispania.
    • City of Lübeck: Troops authorized by the Queen continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. The port of Lübeck is expanded and several ships are constructed. War continues on Hispania.
    • Bremen Port: Troops authorized by the Queen continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. Several cogs are constructed, and plans are drafted to construct many larger ships. Several modern warships and trade vessels begin construction at Bremen Port. War continues on Hispania.
    • Kingdom of Austria: Troops authorized by the Queen continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. The Austrian Council is created as an independent privy council for the King. In 1730, Frances is declared Queen of Austria. War continues on Hispania.
    • Duchy of Brandenburg: Troops authorized by Duke Edmund I, aged 38, continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. Poorhouses are established all over Brandenburg in order to aid all those afflicted by the recent destructive war.Edmund I's children are: Edmund (born 1718), Eleanor (born 1722), Albert-Maria (born 1722), Johann (born 1728) Klara (born 1733), and Johanna-Klarice (born 1736). War continues on Hispania. In 1739, Duke Albert III perishes in his sleep. He is succeeded by his son, who now rules as Duke Edmund I.
    • Duchy of Pomerania: Troops authorized by the Regency Council continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. War continues on Hispania.
    • Royal Bavarian Stock Company: The RBSC, founded in the late fifteenth century, is finally formalized and given a royal charter by King Leopold II in 1662. The RBSC operate chiefly in Landshut, where a stock exchange floor continues to remain active. Branches of the RBSC exist in München, Regensberg, Berlin, and Stettin. In exploratory news, while much of Bavaria is immersed in Civil War, the RBSC decides to fund expeditions into Indonesia, particularly around Borneo and the tribelands of Negara Dipa. In 1732, the investors of the RBSC put forth a combined total of 500,000 reichstalers in the construction of ships, training of private troops, and a military expedition into Negara Dipa next year. Conflict is expected to occur in coming decades.
    • New Bavaria: The colony of Nei Baiern continues to expand in population. Katharinas-Hafen, Franznacken, Bayreuth, Nei Regens, and Regenholz all expand by the end of the year. Houses and shops in each settlement continue being built. Jülichsberg and Wittlesberg both expand. Nei Baiern expands 750 km. The militias and shops are developed. A small logging and fishing town is founded north of Wilhelmsbaum island, on the mainland. The settlement, mainly populated by Saxons, comes to be called Regenholz. War continues on Hispania. New Bavaria joins France and many other nations invading Mexico.
    • Pearl River: The outpost of Perlefluss is established. A capital is expected to be constructed over the next few years. The capital of Pearl River is established, which the settlers name Perlefluss (Pearl River) after the outpost itself. War continues on Hispania. Pearl River joins France and many other nations invading Mexico.
  • Demak Sultanate: Sultan Adi leads the people in centralizing and becoming more Sunni Muslim. We reaffirm our alliances with the United Islamic Nations promising full support in return of full support. We continue trading heavily with the Suri Empire and Urdustan. The land given to the Suri Empire is openly bordered now, allowing people to move in and out of the border lines freely. We spread Islam throughout the Indonesian islands. Our military and navy is expanded as we receive economic support from Suri Empire. We annexed the territory of Bima as it is unorganized territory. We finish vassalizing Bone. Our population increases. We reaffirm our alliance with the Dutch. We reaffirm their claims to Brunei and Pagabar. Trade is emphasized within the realm, as well as maintaining our massive navy. We start to recover from the war, even though we barely participated.
  • Grand Croatian Bajandom (Velika Hrvatska Bajanovina): Military turn. Sewerage systems similar to Ragusan ones are built in major towns of the Bajanate. With growing Ragusan influence, and the beginning of further colonization, the navy expands rapidly using much of the Ragusan and also Britannic expertise. Moreover, with the influx of new resources in form of lumber, labour and metals, the navy begins expanding at a fast rate. More and more ships capable of crossing the Atlantic with ease are built. The Sabor intends to restore the glorious naval culture of the Neretva peoples and plans to do so by expanding the navy. The kravata (tie) is more and more used as an accessory. As the war for Hungary ends, some Croats and Hungarians are still unsatisfied as not all was achieved since the spoils of war had to be shared with the Romans.
    • ​Bandom of Croatia: Trade routes are strengthened and the salt mines around Tuzla are explored as well as the salt industry in Pag and Nin. Using irrigation from the Danube, Sava, Drava, Drina, Cetina, Una, Vrbaš, Kupa, Neretva and other rivers the fields in the kingdom are developed, used for crops such as wheat, rye and barley. With trade routes increasing and Croatia entering an era of peace and of stability, the development of new trade ships is issued. The Brothers of the Raven continue spreading their influence in Croatia. Stone mining is furthered as well as the timber industry. The need for these resources rises as urbanization carries on. The navy, under command of the Bajan and the First Admiral is developed due to the purchase of Britannic ships which are inspected and introduced into the Royal War Navy of Croatia or HBRM (Hrvatska Bajanska Ratna Mornarica). Iron ores in Dugopolje, Zenice and at last the 'mud' ore in Vojvodina and eastern Slavonia are to be exploited alongside the silver and copper ores more frequently and of better quality than the iron ores. The exploitation of iron ores in the Lika and Gorski kotar areas continues. The salt industry in Ston is funded by the government. Britannic assistance aids with the naval reform. The influx of resources from Dahomey aids the economy. However, the government makes sure that the gold arriving isn't immediately put on the market in order to control the inflation in the worth of gold. The silver mine in Srebrenica is mined.
    • Polish Bandom (Poljska Banovina): The Polish Bandom grows relatively independently, although a part of the Bajandom, the Polish Saborčić (Little Sabor, also known as Szlachta/Šljahta) works more or less independently within its borders. The Polish Ban is elected by it while the Bajan only confirms him. The issue within Poland are attempted to be handled, and for now things are peaceful again, although some nobles still seem to be plotting something.
    • Czech Bandom (Češka Banovina): The Bandom recovers from the Idiocracy's rule and many nobles gain more power in the nation.
    • Podbanate of Silesia (Šlezijska Podbanovina): The Podbandom's natural resources are highly sought in the rest of the Bajanate which leads to economic growth. The Silesian cultural movement flourishes with aid of the Croats, who aim to make Silesia a region independent from both Poland and the Czech Banate.
    • Podbanate of Dahomej (Podbanovina Dahomej): The natural resources are quickly put to use, such as coconuts, cotton both refined and raw as well as the gold. Finally, the wood industry prospers as materials are needed for new ships that would help keep the connection between Croatia and Dahomey strong.
    • Podbandom of Carantania (Podbanovina Karantanska): Croatization continues, starting with removing any pro-Austrian threats. The idea that Carantania is Slavic since the Carantanian Slavic tribe settled there spreads and is used to bring the Podbandom closer to the Bandom.
    • Isles of the Grand Bajandom (Otoci Velike Bajanovine): The infrastructure is built up.
  • Roman Empire: The Empire continues to prosper in this time of peace. The economy continues to grow as the trade networks across the Empire become more solidified and trade networks outside of the Empire continue to expand, particularly in eastern Asia and Borealia. The military and the navy continue to train, practice and learn new techniques as they are discovered. The military eventually rises to about 200,000 trained soldiers, although not all of those soldiers are on duty all the time for economic concerns. Troops of all ethnicities are trained to keep the army diverse and the ethnic groups unified. The various Archonates continue being integrated with new infrastructure, new trade connections, and a newly increasing sense of Roman "identity." Some expansionists begin to wonder why Egypt has not yet been added to the Empire as a full Archonate yet, although the Emperor assures them that it will happen. The reign of John IX has been relatively peaceful and prosperous, with minimal incidents. An attempted overthrow happened, but that was short and rapidly crushed by the army. The policy toward the Turks, numbering about two million out of an Empire of 23 million, remains the same, and a few hundred to a thousand Turks are estimated to leave the Empire each year. Cities like Ancyra, Nicaea and Ephesus continue to grow, further fortifying Roman control over western Anatolia. Military outposts along the border with the Damascan Sultanate are constructed and fortified, as the Emperor notices that there are now no buffer states between the two rising powers. Influence in vassal states continues to grow, and the Roman political and economic sphere continues to expand and consolidate its gains. The Empire continues to prosper, as trade begins to further expand and grow in eastern Asia as well as the Americas. This trade brings in considerable revenue for the Empire, allowing it to keep its military and government well funded. Religion in the Empire is another factor, and with both Alexandria and Constantinople under control as well as the tombs of four of the Apostles, income from donations and other religious aspects also helps. The influence of the patriarchs of Constantinople and Alexandria also begin to rise, taking advantage of the religious growth and piety in the Empire. The offer of the Nubians is accepted. With the increasing tensions in Europe because of the British Civil War, the military is mobilized. With the war breaking out in Europe, Rome joins the coalition and declares war on the Spanish Empire, invading Sicily and Italy and also sending troops to do battle in the Borealian Theatre.
    • Reme: The colony continues to prosper from the growth of cash crops and their export. Along with the native issue, some troops and militia as well as allied natives join in the fight to defeat the raiders and conquer their lairs. The native states are defeated and their lands placed under military occupation pending an increase of relations and better governance. The issues with the pirates begins to come to the attention of the colonial government, and steps are taken in order to cut down on piracy, including increased patrols. Increasing bureaucracy in the colonies is careful to facilitate cordial relations between the natives and colonists. Economic growth, particularly in Antillia, drives the colonization process further. Cooperation with the natives increases to further protect the mainland colonies, while better fortifications and shipyards are constructed in order to better protect the colonies. The native Creek royalty are captured after the war, and surprisingly are not executed. The royal family of the Creek is instead ordered to govern their people who reside in Roman territory in much the same manner as other native royalty in Roman Borealia. The population starts to grow further thanks to better healthcare, more food, and an expanding economy. With the events taking place in the colony of Hamburg not going as planned, the Romans are forced to react and increase the military activity of the colonies. Major port cities are given forts and extra fortifications while more troops and ships are sent to the colonies. Reme itself is further protected by two forts bristling with cannon. 
    • Egypt: Egypt begins to recover from the war. With almost all of the Muslim inhabited lands of the state stripped from it, Egypt is now mostly Christian, although the rights of the Muslims remaining are not infringed upon. Food begins to be grown again, and this helps the population recover from ages of war. The Roman military garrison largely maintains order, while a 25,000 man Egyptian force is trained to help protect the nation and the canal. The Grigius family returns from Greece to rule over Egypt once again, and they are met with some enthusiasm. The previous royal family is deposed from ruling but they are not harmed and are allowed to maintain their nobility, as relatives to the current king. Other nobles who were loyal keep their nobility, and commoners who remained loyal to Rome are given nobility and automatic citizenship. As the population continues to grow, it centers around the cities of Alexandria, Damietta, Luxor, and the newly refounded Berenice. Alexandria becomes a shining city on the banks of the sea and the Nile, and it is widely admired. Berenice is growing well, and the trade from India and China makes the city expand much more quickly. Large ships are sent around the Cape of Africa to serve as trade ships at Berenice. The population still remains mostly agricultural at this time. The revolt of the border town is easily put down by the military occupation force, but the lesson of the revolt is not lost on the Occupation Force and most of the Imperial government. Steps are taken to prevent or otherwise cut off revolts when they start, and as such some of the cultural laws and ideas initiated in the previous period of Roman rule are to be restored, with the rest restored over time. With the problems of the canal, the Roman military occupation and the native Egyptian military set up patrols along sections of the canal to ensure that raids are not too damaging. At the same time, the military tries to pinpoint the origins of these raids and take them out at the root. Military and economic growth and stability is the next major project for the Egyptian government. Egyptian officers are trained at military academies in Roman cities such as Constantinople, Adrianople and Sparta while Egyptian merchants are invested in and trained by Roman merchants. By now, most of the institutions of the Egyptian state have been rebuilt to some degree and are firmly integrated with their Roman counterparts.
    • Georgia: The Roman military occupation is largely frowned upon by the locals. However, the locals do approve of some aspects. They do approve of Roman occupation rather than Damascan occupation, and the fact that the Bagrationi Dynasty still rules earns some decent respect for Roman authority. Roman authorities work with the Bagrationi Dynasty to help bring improvements to the region and its people. Infrastructure is repaired from the war and new roads and buildings are constructed to benefit both the occupation and the native people. To help earn the loyalty of the native population, the Laz people, related to the Georgians themselves, are persuaded to gradually move from their homeland in northern Anatolia to join their brothers in Georgia. The existing Georgian navy is enrolled into the Imperial Navy while new Georgian merchants and military officers are enrolled in education programs to better integrate them with existing Imperial systems.
    • Armenia: The country of Armenia faces a bit of a problem. The Roman occupation force, as a general precaution, did not allow the Bragationi family remain in control of both Armenia and Georgia. As such, the need for a royal was the first challenge to be addressed. After much consideration in the Imperial court of Constantinople, it is decided that the Lusignan Dynasty of former Cyprus and Armenian Cicilia will take the throne, as some yet still live in Constantinople and have displayed considerable loyalty to the Empire a few decades after the fall of Cyprus. The new dynasty is enthroned on New Years Day, and the new king and the Roman occupation force begin eagerly in making Armenia a safe and prosperous place. Merchants and military officers are trained in ways similar to their Georgian counterparts, while border posts are constructed along the southern border with the Damascan Sultanate. In contrast with the Georgians, the Armenians are relatively glad to have Roman rule, as the Damascans directly invaded Armenia and threatened the populace.
    • Bulgaria: The change in rulership of Bulgaria comes as a mixed blessing by the Bulgarian people. While they are grateful that the Romans have allowed a new Bulgarian Tsar to be crowned and rule from Tarnovo, they are also somewhat upset to be cut from Vlachia, which had been a major cultural influence upon them for some time. With the new Roman management Bulgarians are free to explore their native culture as they see fit once again, although some of the traditions that they learned from the Vlachians are still maintained. The Romans step in to help the Bulgarians recover from the war and the previous stagnation suffered under the Dacians, and Roman merchants and military officers travel to Tarnovo and other major cities of the new country in order help train their Bulgarian counterparts.
  • Yunnan expands their economy.
  • In Pskov, the GDP rises along with average wages. The Inter-Republic Road network is officially opened. The Science and technology aspect of Pskov is not overlooked either. As prosperity in the nation increases, the amount of money and new people investing in institutions of higher learning. As such, the various schools that existed in Nizhegorodsk-Na-Narve unite and form the "University of Nizhegorodsk", beginning a rivalry between it and Pskov. The Grand Senate meets again and discusses the issue of the war in Spain extensively. After many days of discussion the decision is reached to maintain a stance of "Armed Neutrality" because of the whole "we share a Head of State with Croatia" thing, and the fact that he is only up for re-approval in 1742 and they hope to shelve the issue until then (when they can legally oust him from office). they do, however, in case of total defeat, approve of offering the Spanish royal family a place to stay in the Union of Konigsberg Nations. The New Veche of Pskov does more to put itself as the succesor to the Rus' state, especially by going into neighbouring Novgorod and trying to get cityfolk to move to Pskov. They are somewhat more successful with the Muscovite serfs, who can move around freely with their landlord's consent. This puts much issues with the leadership of Novgorod and Muscovy, who think Pskov is just looking for a fight. The Ruble is becoming more and more used and is becoming the unofficial currency of russia. The Idea of Currency reform, to reform it to a decimal system is put out, in order to simplify much trade (even though it is already simple enough with multiples of 20). Zlatobrezhie becomes more and more wealthy as more people get used to over 100 years of Pskovian governance. However, they become more ambitious and stuff and things. The PIC once again tries to establish a settlement in OTL Namibia, but unfortunately is met by a severe case of Native spears through the neck, so they leave and vow to return one day once more and reap the benefits of the gem mines people found there during the initial expeditions. Another Census is carried out this year, and the results are on the same page as last time (Pskov population page, too lazy to post here).
    • The Federal Republic of Eesti upgrades its naval capabilities and military. The integration of many people go as planned ... anyway, stuff happens and things. The Grand Summit is a great success, as after much heated debate, and more than one near-stormout, the Pskov Concordat is agreed upon when the Council of Nations is added as an upper house to the General Assembly, in no small part due to the efforsts of Vice-Consul Peeter Vaino and Peaminister Elmar Lepmets, who both endorse the agreement (with Vice-Consul Peeter signing it), and present it as the perfect solution to the Riigikogu of the Federal Republic, whom they ask for approval. Before the Christmas reprieve, the Riigikogy ratifies the Concordat with a 84-16 vote. The Road network continues being built and worked on.
    • Latvia works on its Economy and improving the GDP.
    • In Lithuania, the military is improved by purchasing weaponry from Pskov and stuff. The Prime Minster attends the Grand Summit. The Pskov Concordat is ratified.
    • In the United Republic of Prussia and Danzig benefits from the de facto free trade with Croatia begin to show and grow its economy, GDP, and average wages, as Prussian merchants, quick to capitalize on the downfall of aristocratic privileges in favour of wealth privileges (that many nobles got because they were also wealthy, and those that were did not care for the fate of the "lesser" nobility). König - Statthalter Willhelm Hohenzollern and Chancellor Albert Ackerman, both present the Pskov Concordat to be ratified, both having signed it in person. The Bundestag passes the bill with a 60-40 majority, many unsure of the exact powers the Grand Senate will have.
    • The Belarussian Military is improved as the Road network continues being built. After the Grand Summit, Knyaz-Namestnik Dmitri Shevchenko, and Glava-Dumi Nikolai Prakazov, having signed the Pskov Concordat, both endorse the document and emplore the Duma to ratify it. The Pskov Concordat is ratified.

1742

Piracy begins to become a major problem again, as the war between the great powers of Europe destabilize trade routes and privateers hired by rival nations becomes prevalent once more. 

The Yemeni revolt in the Mansurriya begins spreading onto Damascan territory since little is being done to prevent it.

With the reunification of Tibet, the Tibetan people in the Chagatai region of the Suri Empire begin revolting, wishing to rejoin the Kingdom.

  • May I also add in that one of the three Tibetan States was under occupation of Sichuan? RexImperio (talk) 06:22, January 9, 2015 (UTC)
  • Don't worry, I didn't forget about that, after all, I made that event. SkyGreen24(P,Q) 12:32, January 9, 2015 (UTC)

The Kievan Rus' idea grows even stronger in the Valachian vassal's land, slowly spreading onto neighbouring countries.

The conclave initiated in 1741 ends, with the Bolognese Prospero Lambertini being elected Pope, and taking ther Papal name of Sixtus VI.

  • Empire of Japan (Personal Union With Manchuria): The military/economy is built up. Horiyōshi Yokohama III, late one night, decides to engage in intercourse with one of his courtwomen. However, getting overly exited and aroused, he suffers a heart attack from exhaustion. His son, Yamamota Yokohama IV, takes power, now being the Emperor of Japan and Manchuria. A notification is sent to Manchuria that due to these recent unfortunate events, the emperor will have to come to the throne in Japan, ruling both nations from there. Merchants, seeking to make the lives of the unorganized Small Kingdoms better, found the port city of Yantai to trade the Chinese food in order to make life easier on them. The fire, know to the people of Japan as the Great Fire, makes many people move away from the city, into Japan's colonies and vassals such as Manchuria, and Taiwan. Now that Manchuria is owned by Yokohama III, the nation rejoices, now being under a Japanese monarchs rule. Meanwhile, merchants in the Philippines, on their way to the southern islands, steer off course on their way there. His companions and their leader, Hideak Kotohito, freak out, until they land at the OTL location of Biak. The town of OTL Biak is claimed for Japan, already serving as a trading post with the natives. The island is settled, creating the first colonial settlement for the Empire of Japan. The emperor is praised upon, with the magical number 2000 being used everywhere. After exploring north for a couple years to find alternate trade different from Hispania, Japanese and Ainu merchants make first contact with the Kiamukut Band on the Alaskan coast. The merchants did not understand the Inuits well, but they were escorted by fishers to the Grand Chief. As a sign if friendship between them, the merchants offer many gifts to him, being given Inuit food, cloth, shelter, and warmth in return. Because of this, troops are sent into the war against the Ming. A few Japanese settlers, looking to become the first contenders in the Alaskan trade, travel north to establish a colony on OTL St Lawrence Island. Ainu is annexed into Japan, in which a feast is held for both of the leaders of the two nations. However, Yamamoto Yokohama IV, afraid of losing trading rights in Kiatumgutai, sends a diplomat to the Tartary asking for trading rights in where they have settled. [MODERATOR RESPONSE]. Meanwhile, Yamamoto Yokohama IV adopts a 12 year old Manchu boy, to show the people how much he cares about his empire. Vassalation of the Kiamikgut Band begins (Turn Four of Ten).
    • Japanese Manchuria (Port of Japan): The military/economy is built up. The port finishes construction, and is now open for service. More settlers come, mostly from survivors from the great fire, to build ships for Japan. The project of 9 larger ships is now complete, and another one of 20 frigates is planned to be finished by 1700.
    • Yantai (Port of Japan): The military/economy is built up. The port city of Yantai is founded to feed the people of the Small Kingdoms, and to spread Shinto missionaries throughout China. Though, after a few small skirmishes with the locals, no expansion of the city occurs. As the economy begins to drop with fewer Chinese and Spanish merchants coming in Yamamoto Yokohama IV asks the Chinese Warlord states X and Y to defend China in the case of any non-local emerging power rises in the area. To spice up the deal, Japan-Manchuria offers 70 lbs of silver to every state that joins, with economic bonuses coming long term. [NEUTRAL MOD RESPONSE].
    • Formosa (Vassal of Japan): The military/economy is built up. Now that the war is over, The old Taiwanese state now controls all of Taiwan. A huge wave of settlers come, mostly survivors from the great fire, settle in Taiwan to start up a new life and to build ships/farm for Japan.
    • Vietnam: The military/economy is built up. A law is passed that makes all teenagers get two-year compulsory military training and then a five-year military term. While training, the people are exposed to Shinto, and some convert because they have lost faith in Buddhism. While not many do, the number seems to increase slightly every years, about 5000 doing so. Shinto missionaries are also sent to North Vietnam to help the people convert, or at least tolerate Shinto. The conversion rate continues to rise, with help asked from Korea to send missionaries to help rise these rates even more to convert them. Foreign troops are moved into the area, to help keep the area centralized and under control. The Governments of Vietnam are now under one.
    • Biak: Expands by 20 px.
    • Kiatumgutai: As the new Alaskan market opens up, about eight more people flock to the area to try to make money in the area. The colony expands by 5 px.
  • Nubia: The military continues to train loyal troops to fight for the nation. Cities continue to rebuild themselves like European cities. Ports expand to fit more ships. A big library is continuing being built in the capital city. It will store [[Click to Continue > by SensePlus|[[Click to Continue > by SensePlus1.1|books]]]] from around the world. The first university in the country is continuing being built in the capital city. Our military continues to expand 100 px southwest. Walls and outposts around the capital city are continuing to be built. Now that Nubia is unified, we continue to centralize the nation. Due to revolts continuing to happen in Yemen, we continue to watch who comes into our nation carefully.
  • Suri Empire: After taking a long hiatus from worldy affairs, the new Sultan, Fadeel Khan Lari, announces that his father passed in 1719 from pneumonia. The Sultan also introduces his new wife to the world, Queen Jaali. Sultan Fadeel Khan Lari offers his 14 year old daughter, 'Izzah, to the new sultan of the Damascan Sultanate. Festivals are prepared to celebrate the continuation of the union between these two nations. The Empire continues friendly relations with the Damascan Sultanate and Urdustan. We start building back up our military after much of the army was disbanded during the Great Peace. The Sultan, in his infinte wisdom, implements a new style of military. This new army will be trained in the ways of war, but after training, will return to their civilian lives. In times where the nation is in danger, this force will rally and defend its nation. Islam still holds a strong grasp over the Empire. With the war against Spain still raging, the Sultan keeps 90,000 of Suri's army while integrating 60,000 of the recently arrived Damascan forces. Using the revolts in his Tibetan provinces as a way to show the might of His Majesties newly trained National Guard, he sends 3000 peacekeepers to the Chagatai region. Their instructions are to show force and only resort to violence as a last resort. With the opening of Port Bagorai in Demak, trade strengthens in the region.
    • Marwar (Vassal of Suri Empire): Military is expanded. Economic supplies are sent to Suri Proper. Positive trading continued with Urudustan.
    • Delhi (Vassal of Suri Empire): Military is expanded. Economic supplies are sent to Suri Proper. Positive trading continued with Urudustan.
    • Multan (Vassal of Suri Empire): Military is expanded. Economic supplies are sent to Suri Proper. Positive trading continued with Urudustan.
    • Ladakh (Vassal of Suri Empire): Military is expanded. Economic supplies are sent to Suri Proper. Positive trading continued with Urudustan.
    • Port Hejaz (Red Sea): Military is expanded. Economic supplies are sent to Suri Proper. Positive trading continued with Rome and Damascan Sultanate.
    • Port Bagorai (Indonesia): The newly appointed wāli orders the construction of new trading ships. Positive trading with the Dutch and Demak Sultanate continues.
    • Manchu/Suri Diplomacy: Emperor Horiyoshi Yokohama III has politely accepted the proposal brought forward by the Suri diplomat in order to initiate trade between the Manchu Empire and the Suri Empire. However, the Emperor feels that trade must be limited initally through the sea for with no border present between the two states of Manchuria and Suri, trading caravans and merchants would've to pass through potentially hostile areas and the Manchu Empire cannot afford that. Moving on, the Emperor is sympathetic to the Suri desire to prevent a spread of Tibetan nationalism and believes action must be taken against the Tibetan barbarians hence the Suri Empire have the support of the Manchu.
  • Portugal: Continues a notable buildup in military strength and allows for a vigorous training program of the existing military forces attempting to train them up heavily. Meanwhile, the administration continues to be reformed, and agriculture and commerce are encouraged. Meanwhile, Portugal continues to develop its navy. Meanwhile, the colony in Lenhame continues exporting wheat to Portugal. Meanwhile, trade intensifies in the African coast. Meanwhile, Santa Cruz and São Sebastião expand by 5000 sq km each.
  • Great Manchu Empire (Personal Union With Japan): With the sudden death of the previous Emperor, his eldest son-in-law Horiyōshi Yokohama III succeeded the throne and acquired the position of Emperor of the Manchu Empire. One of his first decisions was to establish a tax system to extract tax from the people but to also make sure that not too much pressure was put upon the peasants. The Emperor was keen on improving the agricultural status in the state, and crops such as maize, wheat, rice, sorghum and soy beans were cultivated and harvested to also make sure that hunger was eradicated from the state. The herding of horses and cattle benefited the Manchu to a great extent with the Manchu being amongst the top exporters of milk in China. Trade with Korea, Imperium of Heaven and Japan proved beneficial as Manchu exported agricultural goods - especially lumber - to these states. Meanwhile, a major port was constructed to handle foreign trade to prevent illegal trading which would otherwise have a disastrous effect on the economy. Meanwhile, a large army of roughly 300,000 men was raised to defend the state from any foreign invasion with the soldiers handed light matchlock muskets snaphaunces, and with pikes equipped to be used while charging upon the enemy. Therefore, importance was given to the production of firearms and gunpowder. The infantry was equipped with daggers and swords to be utilised in close combat against the enemy and horses as well as carts were used for the transportation of supplies. Major forts were constructed in the North to defend against any invasion that would otherwise sweep through Manchuria. The Manchu Emperor, having closely observed the rapid development of Japan, started to promote education to copy the west. Many eunuchs who opposed this decision were put to death and eventually, the system of eunuchs was put down to prevent any power from opposing the Emperor. The Emperor ordered an increase in the teaching of subjects such as Biology, Chemistry and especially on developing new firearms and many firearms imported from Hispania were reverse-engineered to create identical copies. On the orders of Emperor Horiyōshi Yokohama III, the people were now converted to Shintoism and mass Shinto Temples were built. Meanwhile, we purchase battleships from Japan and build up our navy. Major military reforms are brought and a paramilitary force referred to as the Manchu Guards is initiated. The paramilitary comprising of 50,000 guards swear allegiance to the Emperor and are ordered to put down any rebellion swiftly and without mercy. Large scale trade continues with Sichuan and the two nations are slowly and gradually brought closer. Meanwhile, Emperor Horiyoshi Yokohama III died and was succeeded by Yamamoto Yokohama IV. Japanese culture was gradually adopted by the people. [Mil/Eco Turn]
    • Shangjingkou: The state - being agriculturally strong - had numerous agricultural projects initiated and crops such as maize, wheat, rice, sorghum and soy beans were cultivated and harvested to also make sure that hunger was eradicated from the state, and moreover these goods were exported to other Chinese states. The herding of horses and cattle benefited the Manchu to a great extent with the Manchu being amongst the top exporters of milk in China. Meanwhile, a major port was constructed to handle foreign trade to prevent illegal trading which would otherwise have a disastrous effect on the economy. Major forts were constructed in the North to defend against any invasion that would otherwise sweep through Manchuria. The Manchu Emperor, having closely observed the rapid development of Japan, started to promote education to copy the west. On the orders of Emperor Horiyōshi Yokohama III, the people were now converted to Shintoism and mass Shinto Temples were built. Meanwhile, we purchased battleships from Japan and built up our navy, eventually preparing a navy of 100 ships. Moreover, we adopt Japanese culture and promote Shinto. [Mil/Eco Turn]
    • Kingdom of Lanzhou: With the conquest of Lanzhou, a local leadership is set up. The people are treated with mercy, and all the positions that were held prior to the war would still be held. With the exception of nobles and the royal family, which, however, were to be replaced. Much more modern weaponry was flowed into Lanzhou and a militia consisting of 5000 men was established to look after the state security. Moreover, we adopt Japanese culture and promote Shinto. [Mil/Eco Turn]
    • Hailar Khaganate: Prince Qing Aisin Gioro Dorgon introduced a series of reforms which included support of settlement, ordering the people to put a halt to their nomadic lifestyles. Moreover, Prince Qing Aisin Gioro Dorgon supported the construction of schools in order to spread western knowledge to the rural areas and to educate the people. Meanwhile, a paramilitary consisting of 500 men was set up to maintain law and order in the state, and a system of spies had been established to eradicate opposition to Manchu rule. The native Mongol people were treated generously, but all those that had fought against the Manchu in the war were sent to work in the fields although this did mean that the populace did not take part in cultivation and harvest of crops. To modify the trade route present in the state, Dorgon initiated the start of the road system to link the trade route and by now, up to 5000 men were recruited into the military. On the orders of Emperor Horiyōshi Yokohama III, the people were now converted to Shintoism and mass Shinto Temples were built and we adopt Japanese culture. Crops were cultivated to feed the poor, and a trade system had been established to trade with the Mangut Nivkh Tribes. [Mil/Eco Turn]
    • Suri/Manchu Diplomacy: Your Emperial Majesty, we request a trade agreement, potentially building into an alliance between our great empires. We shall also offer aid in dealing with the Tibetan revolts you may experience. We must end this, outbreak, before it spreads any more.
  • '​'Yunnan: The Yunnanese continue to invest the modest income from exports into infrastructure. They also continue improving the defensive fortifications of Yunnan.
  • Korea: Korea continues to build up its military. Meanwhile, more Taoist, Neo-Confucian and Buddhist temples are built. Taoism rises in popularity and gains more followers. Regular (read: not Imperial) Shinto gains a few more followers as well, mainly along the coastline in Southeastern Korea, particularly in Busan, Jejudo, Ulsan, and the coastal cities and coastal towns of Southern Gyeongsang Province. Mahayana Tao-Shintoism also continues to grow, and begins gaining followers from the areas where Shinto is growing, with some Shintoists switching to Mahayana Tao-Shintoism. A few Shinto missionaries from Jejudo help out Japan in Vietnam to bring Shinto there. The colony of Haejagang (해자강) expands by 500 sq km.
  • The Kingdom of Navarre continues its studies of the Britannian political system in order to increase the well-being of the nation. Meanwhile, agricultural efficiency is improved as a sort of uneasy peace has settled over much of Navarre. Industry starts to pick up in Bilbao, despite the war, in order to help provide goods for Britannia and France.
  • County of Oldenburg: With the war costing a lot already, the Regencyy Council and Landtag decide to reintroduce the system of granting Letters of Marque. Numerous adventurous captains take up the offer, and take on convoy duties; getting a 80% share in all profits from seized pirate or enemy ships. With taxes remaining high to fund the war effort, there are faint rumblings in the lower classes against the unrepresentativeness of the Landtag. But these are mostly limited to fringe radical groups. [Historical Note: It should be noted that by this time, after over 150 years during which the Prince-Bishop of Osnabruck has also been a member (and effective president) of the Regency Council of Oldenburg due to the Count's absenteeism and subsequent succession difficulties, the distinction between the County of Oldenburg and the Prince-Bishopric of Osnabruck has become largely ceremonial. Whilst that does mean, to a large extent, that Osnabruck has been subsumed into Oldenburg, the gradual unification has not been completely one-sided. Osnabrucker clergymen-administrators have gained positions of power in Oldenburg, and there has been an increase in church-held land in the latter.] Neu Nordernney expands 2000 px North up the coast, as more people emigrate there.
  • Netherlands: Now in personal union with Westphalia, the king and queen vow to uphold the current political system and surrenders all the powers stipulated under the Act of common law and the Nassau Act. The current political environment of the Netherlands along with the growing enlightenment literature in the East leads to the growth of the Dutch Enlightened circles particularly in Brussels, Amsterdam, and The Hague. Thinkers such as Adriaan van Hogendrop, and Louis Simon Poullet become leaders of the ideas. Amongst their works are the King and the People, and The Brave New World prove very influential among academic circles, promoting the belief of economic liberty, State of mind and identity and the division of power (based on the works of OTL John Locke). The wealth of the Netherlands continues to grow to pre-civil war levels and it grows at a more sustainable level as the hold over trade and banking is solidified, while the hold over the East India trade Company is finalized. Trade increases substantially as peace remains high throughout the trading routes of the Dutch Empire and as cash crops and spice fetch large prices on the European market. Wallonia and Flanders continue to grow economically. Under the guidance of the new States-General led by Stadtholder Antonie van Namur the power of the Kingdom's legislation is stabilized and amplified allowing greater liberties to the productive and trading sectors. Wallonian steel increases in value again as it picks up. Cultural and scientific development continues in the Netherlands led by the university of Brussels, Frankfurt, and other institutions. Recent innovations and discoveries in the field of biology and microbiology, in addition to work done in Pskov and other nations, greatly increases investment and understanding in these fields. Architecture continues to develop as well as the cities are rebuilt. military and naval expansion continue. More ships of the line are built to help keep Dutch trading lines under control. The Dutch Royal Army stands at 45,000 strong in Europe while the colonies put together reach 35,000 mainly in the East Indies were Indians are recruited. Naval reforms begin. This turn in all Dutch possessions and territories is dedicated to economic expansion.
    • Netherland's East India Company: With the reorganization of power beginning in the homeland reforms are started in the East Indies territories. Administration is overhauled to bring it into a centralized administration while local autonomy of the Company's vassals is reaffirmed. The Company army begins reforms to create three divisions of the so called Native troops, Indian troops, and European troops. Amongst the reforms put forward efforts to assimilate and convert the Malay and Javanese are ceased and respect of local cultures is assured. Major territorial reforms are passed With Brunei and the Malay peninsula (now Jehore) regaining significant internal autonomy while the cities of Malacca, Singapore, and the eastern part of Brunei remain under direct Dutch administration. Sunda remains under direct rule withe sultan receiving a pension. Southern Sumatra is added to the Dutch East Indies as a result of the war with payurung. The area is reorganized and administration is placed under Batavia. The first coffee plantation in the orient is established in Java.
    • Jehore and Brunei: Economic development continues. The East India Company restores local autonomy to the Malay peninsula Under the treaty of Malacca recognizing the Jehore dynasty as the sultans of Malay. A local Malay regiment is created from company troops to help administer the new sultanate though it remains a Dutch client State. 7000 troops are raised to aid in the war effort, and a fleet of 30 ships is placed under the control of the company.
    • Dutch Africa: The European-educated black elites in Benin are granted greater autonomy as long as they provide the quota of slaves, ivory and other tradable goods. efforts to break Austrian dominance in the Cameroon region begin. The Governor requests that The Hague enforce Dutch interests in the region and secure a deal with Austria at all costs.
    • Guiana: The population of Guiana has steadily grown over the past 100 years reaching a population of 20,000 white settlers and some 12,000 black slaves. Economic growth continues and Paramaribo is declared the colony's capital. Plantations continue to grow and demands to open the interior for further exploitation begin. Culturally the colony remains Dutch-Wallon. Relations with the natives continue to deteriorate as incursions into native land continues and enslavement of the native population begins to work in construction. Efforts to isolate and destroy native culture begin. Exploration of the interior continues as expansion along the new Rhine River (OTL Orinoco River) continue as well as along the Amazon River claiming 500 pixels in total. Expansion of military control into the Interior continues with outposts being constructed to enforce Dutch-Wallon rule over the colony. Dutch Privateers continue operating out of Guiana under false flags. Development of the Guiana Aristocratic culture continues as more land is set aside for plantations. Coffee becomes increasingly popular in the colony. New Antwerp and Paramaribo become major trading cities as the local economy grows following the civil war.
  • Westphalia: This turn is officially dedicated to military expansion in Frankfurt, Nassau and Luxembourg. Hesse, Jülich, Köln, Lippe, Mainz, Paderborn, Pfalz, Berg, Brunswick-Göttingen, Westfalen, and our remaining vassals, this turn is dedicated to economic expansion. Our territories are reorganized, with Frankfurt, Nassau and Luxembourg remaining personal union with the Kingdom of Westphalia, and in turn the Netherlands, while our remaining territories are designated vassals. Our forces begin training using experience from recent wars, and ships are built in allied ports. Our colonies continue being supplied through allied territory, although growth is slow. Trade increases with the nations of Oldenburg, Hamburg, and the Netherlands. Trade with our colonies and allies continues. Now that the entirety of the Westphalia region is united, including Frankfurt and Luxembourg, work begins on improving infrastructure between nations. The seed drill, previously invented by Johann Tserclaes, begins to become common place across the nation, greatly increasing the productivity of our agricultural sectors. The surplus in crops allows our nation to experience a large population increase, which continues from the previous year at a steady rate. Seeing the need for increased production of clothing and other cotton related products, the nation begins investing in the domestic woolen industry, since the nation lacks a major partner in India or elsewhere for importing of woolen goods. A heavy fabric cloth known as fustian becomes popular, made from flax warp and cotton weft. Although not as soft as cotton, and more difficult to sew, this fabric is much stronger. Lombardy is also placed in personal union with the Netherlands, while Stephano von Habsburg-Visconti, the son of Giovani d’Visconti, a descendant of the former kings of Lombardy, is selected as his heir in Lombardy. An agreement is signed formalizing this agreement, while Leopold II’s first son Joseph is selected as heir to the throne of Westphalia and the Netherlands.
  • Wu: We improve economy and military for defensive fortifications. We invest the modest income.
  • Grand Croatian Bajandom (Velika Hrvatska Bajanovina): Economy turn. Sewerage systems similar to Ragusan ones are built in major towns of the Bajanate. With growing Ragusan influence, and the beginning of further colonization, the navy expands rapidly using much of the Ragusan and also Britannic expertise. Moreover, with the influx of new resources in form of lumber, labour and metals, the navy begins expanding at a fast rate. More and more ships capable of crossing the Atlantic with ease are built. The Sabor intends to restore the glorious naval culture of the Neretva peoples and plans to do so by expanding the navy. The kravata (tie) is more and more used as an accessory. As the war for Hungary ends, some Croats and Hungarians are still unsatisfied as not all was achieved since the spoils of war had to be shared with the Romans.
    • ​Bandom of Croatia: Trade routes are strengthened and the salt mines around Tuzla are explored as well as the salt industry in Pag and Nin. Using irrigation from the Danube, Sava, Drava, Drina, Cetina, Una, Vrbaš, Kupa, Neretva and other rivers the fields in the kingdom are developed, used for crops such as wheat, rye and barley. With trade routes increasing and Croatia entering an era of peace and of stability, the development of new trade ships is issued. The Brothers of the Raven continue spreading their influence in Croatia. Stone mining is furthered as well as the timber industry. The need for these resources rises as urbanization carries on. The navy, under command of the Bajan and the First Admiral is developed due to the purchase of Britannic ships which are inspected and introduced into the Royal War Navy of Croatia or HBRM (Hrvatska Bajanska Ratna Mornarica). Iron ores in Dugopolje, Zenice and at last the 'mud' ore in Vojvodina and eastern Slavonia are to be exploited alongside the silver and copper ores more frequently and of better quality than the iron ores. The exploitation of iron ores in the Lika and Gorski kotar areas continues. The salt industry in Ston is funded by the government. Britannic assistance aids with the naval reform. The influx of resources from Dahomey aids the economy. However, the government makes sure that the gold arriving isn't immediately put on the market in order to control the inflation in the worth of gold. The silver mine in Srebrenica is mined.
    • Polish Bandom (Poljska Banovina): The Polish Bandom grows relatively independently, although a part of the Bajandom, the Polish Saborčić (Little Sabor, also known as Szlachta/Šljahta) works more or less independently within its borders. The Polish Ban is elected by it while the Bajan only confirms him. The issue within Poland are attempted to be handled, and for now things are peaceful again, although some nobles still seem to be plotting something.
    • Czech Bandom (Češka Banovina): The Bandom recovers from the Idiocracy's rule and many nobles gain more power in the nation.
    • Podbanate of Silesia (Šlezijska Podbanovina): The Podbandom's natural resources are highly sought in the rest of the Bajanate which leads to economic growth. The Silesian cultural movement flourishes with aid of the Croats, who aim to make Silesia a region independent from both Poland and the Czech Banate.
    • Podbanate of Dahomej (Podbanovina Dahomej): The natural resources are quickly put to use, such as coconuts, cotton both refined and raw as well as the gold. Finally, the wood industry prospers as materials are needed for new ships that would help keep the connection between Croatia and Dahomey strong.
    • Podbandom of Carantania (Podbanovina Karantanska): Croatization continues, starting with removing any pro-Austrian threats. The idea that Carantania is Slavic since the Carantanian Slavic tribe settled there spreads and is used to bring the Podbandom closer to the Bandom.
    • Isles of the Grand Bajandom (Otoci Velike Bajanovine): The infrastructure is built up.
  • France: Military, navy and economy are built up. The colony continues expanding and growing by 100 sq km among both colonies into the Galapago Islands called Illes d'Neptune. The colonies continue growing as expected. The colony of Nouvelle Rouen continues to expand inland throughout the land corridor given by Cahokie by 9800 sq km. Mining continues in the colony of Nouevelle Orleans. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. small contigent of ten ships are sent at the nehilaw with and army of 10,000 soldiers to defend the area. War is declared upon Spain after several years of deterioration of the once great alliance of the two country, the king seeks to further its influence in Europe by attempting what many of his own military advisors consider suicide, The king prepares a good portion of the Fleet from Europe to attempt landing in Spain's east coast area. While this, the local troops from Colombia move to defend the southern and northwestern border as well as the local Colombian fleet to defend Nouvelle Sardinie from the Spanish fleet ships and pirates, The rest of the colonial troops moves into Spanish territory in OTL Mexico from Cahokia and Chateau d'or (Costa Rica :v) war continues for the time being
    • Kingdom of Rhineland: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. The kingdom after defeating the forces of the rebels follow suit and declare war on Spain as France did.
    • Kingdom of Lower Burgundy: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • Sardinia: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. The Sardinian language has lowered its usage to only 10% of the population of Sardinia (roughly 50,000 people) with the speaking African (43%) and French (38%) or Vandalian (9% African Rhenish German dialect) and with the vast majority being able to speak both African and French (that is more or less 85% of the nation's population). The population is stable at 500,000 people. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • Andorra: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up.
    • Africa: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. The African language has become the de facto leading language surpassing every other (outside of French) being spoken by the 2.3 million people living in the country as either native or second language. Vandalian, however, dominates area of Tripolitania's coast with a population of around 5000 speakers in the region. French is still the main language officially. Trading outposts begin to be made in the border of the country to trade with Tuareg and inland tribes. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • French Mali: Due to vast piracy campaigns which France and Spain have contributed to has resulted in many pirate coves in the Bissagos Islands, and as a result a larger influx of Frenchmen arrived this year, though they still don't even make up 1% yet. Ports continue to expand appropriately and the region becomes a place worth note on many maps. Roads continue being built to outlying villages and plantations continue being built.
    • Artois: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure and navy are built up. The nation prepares an army for the conflict in Britannia. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • Free City of Danzig: The military, economy, infrastructure, and navy are built up, Danzig asks a diplomatic meeting with Pskov, Croatia and Poland's leadership within the city.
    • Cahokie: Christianization of the locals continues. Military, navy, infrastructure and economy are built up. Declares war on Spain as France did.
  • Roman Empire: The Empire continues to prosper in this time of peace. The economy continues to grow as the trade networks across the Empire become more solidified and trade networks outside of the Empire continue to expand, particularly in eastern Asia and Borealia. The military and the navy continue to train, practice and learn new techniques as they are discovered. The military eventually rises to about 200,000 trained soldiers, although not all of those soldiers are on duty all the time for economic concerns. Troops of all ethnicities are trained to keep the army diverse and the ethnic groups unified. The various Archonates continue being integrated with new infrastructure, new trade connections, and a newly increasing sense of Roman "identity." Some expansionists begin to wonder why Egypt has not yet been added to the Empire as a full Archonate yet, although the Emperor assures them that it will happen. The reign of John IX has been relatively peaceful and prosperous, with minimal incidents. An attempted overthrow happened, but that was short and rapidly crushed by the army. The policy toward the Turks, numbering about two million out of an Empire of 23 million, remains the same, and a few hundred to a thousand Turks are estimated to leave the Empire each year. Cities like Ancyra, Nicaea and Ephesus continue to grow, further fortifying Roman control over western Anatolia. Military outposts along the border with the Damascan Sultanate are constructed and fortified, as the Emperor notices that there are now no buffer states between the two rising powers. Influence in vassal states continues to grow, and the Roman political and economic sphere continues to expand and consolidate its gains. The Empire continues to prosper, as trade begins to further expand and grow in eastern Asia as well as the Americas. This trade brings in considerable revenue for the Empire, allowing it to keep its military and government well funded. Religion in the Empire is another factor, and with both Alexandria and Constantinople under control as well as the tombs of four of the Apostles, income from donations and other religious aspects also helps. The influence of the patriarchs of Constantinople and Alexandria also begin to rise, taking advantage of the religious growth and piety in the Empire. The offer of the Nubians is accepted. With the increasing tensions in Europe because of the British Civil War, the military is mobilized. With the war breaking out in Europe, Rome joins the coalition and declares war on the Spanish Empire, invading Sicily and Italy and also sending troops to do battle in the Borealian Theatre.
    • Reme: The colony continues to prosper from the growth of cash crops and their export. Along with the native issue, some troops and militia as well as allied natives join in the fight to defeat the raiders and conquer their lairs. The native states are defeated and their lands placed under military occupation pending an increase of relations and better governance. The issues with the pirates begins to come to the attention of the colonial government, and steps are taken in order to cut down on piracy, including increased patrols. Increasing bureaucracy in the colonies is careful to facilitate cordial relations between the natives and colonists. Economic growth, particularly in Antillia, drives the colonization process further. Cooperation with the natives increases to further protect the mainland colonies, while better fortifications and shipyards are constructed in order to better protect the colonies. The native Creek royalty are captured after the war, and surprisingly are not executed. The royal family of the Creek is instead ordered to govern their people who reside in Roman territory in much the same manner as other native royalty in Roman Borealia. The population starts to grow further thanks to better healthcare, more food, and an expanding economy. With the events taking place in the colony of Hamburg not going as planned, the Romans are forced to react and increase the military activity of the colonies. Major port cities are given forts and extra fortifications while more troops and ships are sent to the colonies. Reme itself is further protected by two forts bristling with cannon. 
    • Egypt: Egypt begins to recover from the war. With almost all of the Muslim inhabited lands of the state stripped from it, Egypt is now mostly Christian, although the rights of the Muslims remaining are not infringed upon. Food begins to be grown again, and this helps the population recover from ages of war. The Roman military garrison largely maintains order, while a 25,000 man Egyptian force is trained to help protect the nation and the canal. The Grigius family returns from Greece to rule over Egypt once again, and they are met with some enthusiasm. The previous royal family is deposed from ruling but they are not harmed and are allowed to maintain their nobility, as relatives to the current king. Other nobles who were loyal keep their nobility, and commoners who remained loyal to Rome are given nobility and automatic citizenship. As the population continues to grow, it centers around the cities of Alexandria, Damietta, Luxor, and the newly refounded Berenice. Alexandria becomes a shining city on the banks of the sea and the Nile, and it is widely admired. Berenice is growing well, and the trade from India and China makes the city expand much more quickly. Large ships are sent around the Cape of Africa to serve as trade ships at Berenice. The population still remains mostly agricultural at this time. The revolt of the border town is easily put down by the military occupation force, but the lesson of the revolt is not lost on the Occupation Force and most of the Imperial government. Steps are taken to prevent or otherwise cut off revolts when they start, and as such some of the cultural laws and ideas initiated in the previous period of Roman rule are to be restored, with the rest restored over time. With the problems of the canal, the Roman military occupation and the native Egyptian military set up patrols along sections of the canal to ensure that raids are not too damaging. At the same time, the military tries to pinpoint the origins of these raids and take them out at the root. Military and economic growth and stability is the next major project for the Egyptian government. Egyptian officers are trained at military academies in Roman cities such as Constantinople, Adrianople and Sparta while Egyptian merchants are invested in and trained by Roman merchants. By now, most of the institutions of the Egyptian state have been rebuilt to some degree and are firmly integrated with their Roman counterparts.
    • Georgia: The Roman military occupation is largely frowned upon by the locals. However, the locals do approve of some aspects. They do approve of Roman occupation rather than Damascan occupation, and the fact that the Bagrationi Dynasty still rules earns some decent respect for Roman authority. Roman authorities work with the Bagrationi Dynasty to help bring improvements to the region and its people. Infrastructure is repaired from the war and new roads and buildings are constructed to benefit both the occupation and the native people. To help earn the loyalty of the native population, the Laz people, related to the Georgians themselves, are persuaded to gradually move from their homeland in northern Anatolia to join their brothers in Georgia. The existing Georgian navy is enrolled into the Imperial Navy while new Georgian merchants and military officers are enrolled in education programs to better integrate them with existing Imperial systems.
    • Armenia: The country of Armenia faces a bit of a problem. The Roman occupation force, as a general precaution, did not allow the Bragationi family remain in control of both Armenia and Georgia. As such, the need for a royal was the first challenge to be addressed. After much consideration in the Imperial court of Constantinople, it is decided that the Lusignan Dynasty of former Cyprus and Armenian Cicilia will take the throne, as some yet still live in Constantinople and have displayed considerable loyalty to the Empire a few decades after the fall of Cyprus. The new dynasty is enthroned on New Years Day, and the new king and the Roman occupation force begin eagerly in making Armenia a safe and prosperous place. Merchants and military officers are trained in ways similar to their Georgian counterparts, while border posts are constructed along the southern border with the Damascan Sultanate. In contrast with the Georgians, the Armenians are relatively glad to have Roman rule, as the Damascans directly invaded Armenia and threatened the populace.
    • Bulgaria: The change in rulership of Bulgaria comes as a mixed blessing by the Bulgarian people. While they are grateful that the Romans have allowed a new Bulgarian Tsar to be crowned and rule from Tarnovo, they are also somewhat upset to be cut from Vlachia, which had been a major cultural influence upon them for some time. With the new Roman management Bulgarians are free to explore their native culture as they see fit once again, although some of the traditions that they learned from the Vlachians are still maintained. The Romans step in to help the Bulgarians recover from the war and the previous stagnation suffered under the Dacians, and Roman merchants and military officers travel to Tarnovo and other major cities of the new country in order help train their Bulgarian counterparts.
  • Andean Monarchy: With the end of the War and the expansion of the Inca, the Peruvian Confederation, under the French, reforms into the Andean Monarchy. Tawantinsuyu remains the head nation in the Monarchy, and is the most populous at eight million people. It also houses the largest City:Cuzco, which has roughly 170,000 people. Military, economy and navy improve. Huascar II and his Lesser Kings oversee the creation of the Union of Hesperia and Borrelia, we invite the Nehilaw to join the Union as the first nonfounding nation.
    • Empire du Chimor: Under the Andean Monarchy and French Rule, the nation of Chimor continues to grow. Population stands at roughly three million and continues to grow. French migration into the region increases as the nation is absorbed into the French sphere. Military, economy and navy improve.
    • Empire du Chiribaya: Under the Andean Monarchy and French Rule, the nation of Chimor continues to grow. Population stands at roughly three million and continues to grow. French migration into the region increases as the nation is absorbed into the French sphere. Military, economy and navy improve.
    • Empire du Collaquyimbya: Under the Andean Monarchy and French Rule, the nation of Chimor continues to grow. Population stands at roughly 300,000 and continues to grow. French migration into the region increases as the nation is absorbed into the French sphere. Military, economy and navy improve.
    • Viceroyalty of Chile: Formerly a part of New Spain, the new nation is brought into the Andean Monarchy. With a population just under one million, the nation sees a new economic system under the Inca that greatly benefits the economy. Military, economy and navy improve. Spanish still makes up a majority in the region.
    • Domain of Tiwanaku:  Formally a part of New Spain, the new nation is brought into the Andean Monarchy. With a population just under 100,000, the nation sees a new economic system under the Inca that greatly benefits the economy. Military, economy and navy improve. Spanish still makes up a majority in the region, though French and Inca cultures also grow.
  • Kingdom of Bavaria: In 1742, Bavaria expands its economy. National infrastructure is developed. The population continues to rise. Trausnitz continues to be the national capital. In Munchen, Queen Isabell University remains a staple of education in Bavaria. Queen Frances I, aged 41, and her council continue to allow the training of new troops. Several modern warships and trade vessels begin construction at Bremen Port. Modern weaponry make its introduction into Bavaria. In diplomatic news, Bavaria maintains alliances with Hispania, Britannia, France, The Netherlands, Scandinavia, and Rome. In religious news, around 76% of the country adheres to the Western Church, while the rest are either traditional Catholic or Reformist. There has been an uptick of 60% of Bavaro-German primary speakers in Franconia, Saxony, Pomerania, and Brandenburg, and uptick of 85% secondary speakers in those areas. In colonial news, Nei Baiern continues to expand. In economic news, the previously informal, regional Landshut Stock Exchange is given a royal charter and given full benefits of a crown backed enterprise. In political news, Frances I continues to sit at both Bavarian and Austrian privy councils, the separation having occurred in 1668. In industrial news, the effects of industrialization and urbanization begin to be felt in Swabia and Würzburg, where Stuttgart becomes the center of manufacturing and modern production. In parliamentary news, Frances promises the creation of a large Bavaro-Austrian parliament in return for Austrian help in expeditions to Negara Dipa after 1740. A commission of Austrians in Landshut agree to the deal. In other news, Ferdinand von Ingschaft becomes a prominent politician following his success in the Civil War. In demographic news, Frances I issues a 1735 census to be taken. The census is completed in 1736, and reveals that in all Bavarian realms, there are 16,000,000 people. In more depth, 8,500,000 live in Bavaria, 4,750,000 in Austria, 1,500,000 in Brandenburg, 1,000,000 in Pomerania, 75,000 in Bremen Port, and 175,000 in Lubeck. This is a near doubling in population since 1659, itself signalling postive population growth, and a population which maintains health into old age. The Queen's children are: Franz-Hector (born 1732), Joan (born 1735), and Anne (born 1741). The Queens's siblings are: former King Albert V (born 1694, died 1742), and Friedrich-Rudolf (born 1704). The Deutsche Diet is created in 1736, and using her powers as Supreme Chancellor of the Curia Bavaria, places the seat of the Diet in Augsburg, where the historic Imperial Diet also sat. Many Bavarians and Austrians are fine with this placement, being far enough away from Bavarian influence which could corrupt the diet. This new Diet will occupy supremacy over both the Curias Bavaria and Austria, and in essence will act as an Upper House to both regional Curias. In royal news, the body of Franz-Heinrich is transported back to Landshut in order for a funeral to take place there. Frances I, with her two children, attend the solemn ceremony. Concerning the situation in Pomerania, Frances I proposes a solution to the issue of succession. Franz-Hector will indeed become Duke of Pomerania. When he becomes King, a personal union will occur. However, Frances notes, this personal union will only be temporary, for once Franz-Hector has a child, the ducal throne will pass to him or her, preferably him. In effect, the Queen concludes, the Duchy of Pomerania will become a landed title for the heir to the King, much like the Principality of Wales is a title, albeit unlanded, for the English crown prince. The Regency Council of Pomerania respond negatively to the proposal, but seeing as how they conceded the final decision to the Queen, ultimately relent. They announce the Ducal throne will pass to Franz-Hector in five years, when he turns fourteen. The war continues in northern Italy. In sad news, the Queen's brother and ousted King, Albert, dies this year. However, in more positive news, plague seems to have died down in Brandeburg, claiming its last victims early in 1742.
    • Curia Bavaria: The Curia Bavaria, also known as the Bavarian Parliament or Bavarian Diet, continue to operate in the Parliamentary Palace in Landshut. Parliament orders the Bavarian Army to be outfitted in modern uniform and to hold modern weaponry. In political news, the Curia Bavaria continue to implement the Bavarian Commands and Collegiate Writs into a codified, national law. War continues on Hispania.
    • Deutsche Diet: The Deutsche Diet, also known as the German Parliament or German Diet, is established by the decree of Queen Frances I in 1736, and is given a charter that year. The Deutsche Diet declare war on Hispania, thus, proclaim that all Bavarian realms, including Austria, also declare war on Hispania. Felix Manzkari makes an impassioned speech in support of Austrian annexation of Tyrol and Venezia.
    • Curia Austria: Work on the Parliamentary Palace in Vienna finishes. A number of 251 Austrians sit in the Austrian parliament. Most of the laws they pass concern continual relief for Vienna and various infrastructural reconstructions around Austria. The Curia Austria is popular in Vienna, with most welcoming a separate legislative body, while others see it as a Bavarian puppet. New roads continue being constructed. The Curia Austria call for greater legislative power in Austria, and perhaps a large legislature servicing all Bavarian realms, one which would be an upper house while the Curia Bavaria and Curia Austria would be regional lower houses. Frances of Bavaria continues to give support to Austrian parliamentarians. Ferdinand von Ingschaft, in an address to the Curia Austria, petitions Frances I to create a dual Bavaro-Austrian parliament. War continues on Hispania.
    • City of Lübeck: Troops authorized by the Queen continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. The port of Lübeck is expanded and several ships are constructed. War continues on Hispania.
    • Bremen Port: Troops authorized by the Queen continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. Several cogs are constructed, and plans are drafted to construct many larger ships. Several modern warships and trade vessels begin construction at Bremen Port. War continues on Hispania.
    • Kingdom of Austria: Troops authorized by the Queen continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. The Austrian Council is created as an independent privy council for the King. In 1730, Frances is declared Queen of Austria. War continues on Hispania.
    • Duchy of Brandenburg: Troops authorized by Duke Edmund I, aged 39, continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. Poorhouses are established all over Brandenburg in order to aid all those afflicted by the recent destructive war. Edmund I's children are: Edmund (born 1718), Eleanor (born 1722), Albert-Maria (born 1722), Johann (born 1728) Klara (born 1733), and Johanna-Klarice (born 1736). War continues on Hispania.
    • Duchy of Pomerania: Troops authorized by the Regency Council continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. War continues on Hispania. A university, with slight Catholic foundations, is founded in Stettin, which is named the Lady Mary University, after the late Duchess Mary.
    • Royal Bavarian Stock Company: The RBSC, founded in the late fifteenth century, is finally formalized and given a royal charter by King Leopold II in 1662. The RBSC operate chiefly in Landshut, where a stock exchange floor continues to remain active. Branches of the RBSC exist in München, Regensberg, Berlin, and Stettin. In exploratory news, while much of Bavaria is immersed in Civil War, the RBSC decides to fund expeditions into Indonesia, particularly around Borneo and the tribelands of Negara Dipa. In 1732, the investors of the RBSC put forth a combined total of 500,000 reichstalers in the construction of ships, training of private troops, and a military expedition into Negara Dipa next year. Conflict is expected to occur in coming decades.
    • New Bavaria: The colony of Nei Baiern continues to expand in population. Katharinas-Hafen, Franznacken, Bayreuth, Nei Regens, and Regenholz all expand by the end of the year. Houses and shops in each settlement continue being built. Jülichsberg and Wittlesberg both expand. Nei Baiern expands 750 km. The militias and shops are developed. A small logging and fishing town is founded north of Wilhelmsbaum island, on the mainland. The settlement, mainly populated by Saxons, comes to be called Regenholz. War continues on Hispania. New Bavaria joins France and many other nations invading Mexico.
    • Pearl River: The outpost of Perlefluss is established. A capital is expected to be constructed over the next few years. The capital of Pearl River is established, which the settlers name Perlefluss (Pearl River) after the outpost itself. War continues on Hispania. Pearl River joins France and many other nations invading Mexico.
  • In Pskov, the GDP rises along with average wages. The Inter-Republic Road network is officially opened. The Science and technology aspect of Pskov is not overlooked either. As prosperity in the nation increases, the amount of money and new people investing in institutions of higher learning. As such, the various schools that existed in Nizhegorodsk-Na-Narve unite and form the "University of Nizhegorodsk", beginning a rivalry between it and Pskov. The Grand Senate meets again and discusses the issue of the war in Spain extensively. After many days of discussion the decision is reached to maintain a stance of "Armed Neutrality" because of the whole "we share a Head of State with Croatia" thing, and the fact that he is only up for re-approval in 1743 and they hope to shelve the issue until then (when they can legally oust him from office). they do, however, in case of total defeat, approve of offering the Spanish royal family a place to stay in the Union of Konigsberg Nations. The New Veche of Pskov does more to put itself as the succesor to the Rus' state, especially by going into neighbouring Novgorod and trying to get city folk to move to Pskov. They are somewhat more successful with the Muscovite serfs, who can move around freely with their landlord's consent. This puts much issues with the leadership of Novgorod and Muscovy, who think Pskov is just looking for a fight. The Ruble is becoming more and more used and is becoming the unofficial currency of russia. The Idea of Currency reform, to reform it to a decimal system is put out, in order to simplify much trade (even though it is already simple enough with multiples of 20). Zlatobrezhie becomes more and more wealthy as more people get used to over 100 years of Pskovian governance. The Pskov Imperial Company appoints Anton Grigorich Volinskiy as the head of the Pirate Hunting initiative. After much pressure, The Pskov Imperial Company strengthens the defences of the Pskovian Isles, and decides to offer Pirates an official Pardon for their crimes, so long as they give up their ship and riches, and return to Europe to live their lives as common civilians. However, if caught a second time, there would be no pardon and they would be turned over to the colony they were captured closest to, to await their fate.
    • The Federal Republic of Eesti upgrades its naval capabilities and military. The integration of many people go as planned ... anyway, stuff happens and things. The Grand Summit is a great success, as after much heated debate, and more than one near-stormout, the Pskov Concordat is agreed upon when the Council of Nations is added as an upper house to the General Assembly, in no small part due to the efforsts of Vice-Consul Peeter Vaino and Peaminister Elmar Lepmets, who both endorse the agreement (with Vice-Consul Peeter signing it), and present it as the perfect solution to the Riigikogu of the Federal Republic, whom they ask for approval. Before the Christmas reprieve, the Riigikogy ratifies the Concordat with a 84-16 vote. The Road network continues being built and worked on.
    • Latvia works on its economy and improving the GDP.
    • In Lithuania, the military is improved by purchasing weaponry from Pskov and stuff. The Prime Minster attends the Grand Summit. The Pskov Concordat is ratified.
    • In the United Republic of Prussia and Danzig benefits from the de facto free trade with Croatia begin to show and grow its economy, GDP, and average wages, as Prussian merchants, quick to capitalize on the downfall of aristocratic privileges in favour of wealth privileges (that many nobles got because they were also wealthy, and those that were did not care for the fate of the "lesser" nobility). König - Statthalter Willhelm Hohenzollern and Chancellor Albert Ackerman, both present the Pskov Concordat to be ratified, both having signed it in person. The Bundestag passes the bill with a 60-40 majority, many unsure of the exact powers the Grand Senate will have.
    • The Belarussian Military is improved as the Road network continues being built. After the Grand Summit, Knyaz-Namestnik Dmitri Shevchenko, and Glava-Dumi Nikolai Prakazov, having signed the Pskov Concordat, both endorse the document and emplore the Duma to ratify it. The Pskov Concordat is ratified.

1743

Shandong and Henan, although initially reluctant, join the Japanese-Hispanic war on Hispania's side to prevent the Japanese from progressing into China.

  • Shandong is one of the renamed X and Y states correct? Saturn120 (Talk/Blog) 01:48, January 10, 2015 (UTC)
  • The two together are X and Y (respectively). SkyGreen24(P,Q) 11:11, January 10, 2015 (UTC)

Sichuan, after losing its Tibetan lands recently, launches a counterattack to regain its lost lands.

Many Germans living in Pskov begin to yearn to fight alongside their brethren in the war against Hispania. Because the nation of Pskov remains neutral, they are unable to do so, and begin to riot in the streets against both Hispania and Pskov. The riots subside over a few days with a few dead.

Spanish sailor Rodrigo Cortez publishes his book about his experiences in the War of the Grand Coalition. Part of a Spanish ship serving in the Imperial Sea, he is marooned on an island after his ship is sunk by privateers. He survives on the island, evading hostile natives and starvation for months. He is eventually rescued by a Roman ship, and the captain spares his life after hearing his tale.

  • Duchy of Hamburg: Hamburg expands its infrastructure, and its subjects expand their militaries. Hamburg's involvement in the war declines as Spanish troops are refeating on all fronts. Many of the troops involved in Italy return home to great fanfare, and Duke Friedrich gives a speech celebrating their return, proclaiming "the era of Hispanian hegemony is over." Occupation forces consolidate gains in Belize, forming a provisional government to keep order. Friedrich IV tells his advisors he plans to travel to Belize once the war is over and have himself crowned Duke. Meanwhile, the title "Prince of Hanover" is created for the heir to Hamburg, although the title itself is titular. Friedrich's son, William, is the first to receive it. Trading with the Hawaiians, reduced due to the war, continues as it has for over two decades. Talk in the Hanoverian Parliament begins about offering the islanders protectorate status. The idea is met with support from both the Ministers and the Duke, but it is postponed until after the war. In July, sailors operations out of Aceh and New Mecklenburg discover a new landmass southeast of Australia. After a couple months of back-and-forth trips mapping the area, settlers establish a trading post they name Sophiastadt (OTL Nelson, New Zealand), in honor of Sophia von Hamburg, Grand Duchess consort of Hesse, who was murdered when Hesse betrayed Hamburg. The settlers also make contact with the Maori tribes, and begin trading with them. The tribes are informed that the Hamburgian settlers and traders will be willing to give the tribes modern weaponry to harass the Scandinavians, in exchange for exclusive rights to trade with the natives. Ships from the New Mecklenburg and Aceh squadrons are apprehended to protect the traders. Diplomats begin exerting pressure on the North Sumatra state to accept protectorate status from Hamburg (turn one of three).
  • Empire of Japan (Personal Union With Manchuria): The military/economy is built up. Horiyōshi Yokohama III, late one night, decides to engage in intercourse with one of his courtwomen. However, getting overly exited and aroused, he suffers a heart attack from exhaustion. His son, Yamamota Yokohama IV, takes power, now being the Emperor of Japan and Manchuria. A notification is sent to Manchuria that due to these recent unfortunate events, the emperor will have to come to throne in Japan, ruling both nations from there. Merchants, seeking to make the lives of the unorganized Small Kingdoms better, found the port city of Yantai to trade the Chinese food in order to make life easier on them. The fire, know to the people of Japan as the Great Fire, makes many people move away from the city, into Japan's colonies and vassals such as Manchuria, and Taiwan. Now that Manchuria is owned by Yokohama III, the nation rejoices, now being under a Japanese monarchs rule. Meanwhile, merchants in the Philippines, on their way to the southern islands, steer off course on their way there. His companions and their leader, Hideak Kotohito, freak out, until they land at the OTL location of Biak. The town of OTL Biak is claimed for Japan, already serving as a trading post with the natives. The island is settled, creating the first colonial settlement for the Empire of Japan. The emperor is praised upon, with the magical number 2000 being used everywhere. After exploring north for a couple years to find alternate trade different from Hispania, Japanese and Ainu merchants make first contact with the Kiamukut Band on the Alaskan coast. The merchants did not understand the Inuits well, but they were escorted by fishers to the Grand Chief. As a sign if friendship between them, the merchants offer many gifts to him, being given Inuit food, cloth, shelter, and warmth in return. Because of this, troops are sent into the war against the Ming. A few Japanese settlers, looking to become the first contenders in the Alaskan trade, travel north to establish a colony on OTL St Lawrence Island. Ainu is annexed into Japan, in which a feast is held for both of the leaders of the two nations. However, Yamamoto Yokohama IV, afraid of losing trading rights in Kiatumgutai, sends a diplomat to the Tartary asking for trading rights in where they have settled. [MODERATOR RESPONSE]. Meanwhile, Yamamoto Yokohama IV adopts a 12 year old Manchu boy, to show the people how much he cares about his empire. Vassalation of the Kiamikgut Band begins (Turn Six of Ten). Seeing the Port city of Heinan take aggressive action against us in our current war in the North China Sea, the vassal of Vietnam is called into duty, launching an invasion of the port city with the 320,000 troops in the area. As for Shandong taking direct action against the Great Manchu Empire and the Empire of Japan, war is declared upon them as well, with 175,000 more Manchu troops called off of the military reserve as well as 75,000 troops from the Haligar Khatanate, bringing it into the war as well as the Manchu vassal in China, which supplies about 90,000 troops to the war effort. Yamamoto Yokohama IV asks for Sichuan to also join in the war, who have had close ties for many decades now.
    • Japanese Manchuria (Port of Japan): The military/economy is built up. The port finishes construction, and is now open for service. More settlers come, mostly from survivors from the great fire, to build ships for Japan. The project of nine larger ships is now complete, and another one of 20 frigates is planned to be finished by 1700.
    • Yantai (Port of Japan): The military/economy is built up. The port city of Yantai is founded to feed the people of the Small Kingdoms, and to spread Shinto missionaries throughout China. Though, after a few small skirmishes with the locals, no expansion of the city occurs. As the economy begins to drop with fewer Chinese and Spanish merchants coming in Yamamoto Yokohama IV asks the Chinese Warlord states X and Y to defend China in the case of any non-local emerging power rises in the area. To spice up the deal, Japan-Manchuria offers 70 lbs of silver to every state that joins, with economic bonuses coming long term. [NEUTRAL MOD RESPONSE].
    • Formosa (Vassal of Japan): The military/economy is built up. Now that the war is over, The old Taiwanese state now controls all of Taiwan. A huge wave of settlers come, mostly survivors from the great fire, settle in Taiwan to start up a new life and to build ships/farm for Japan.
    • Vietnam: The military/economy is built up. A law is passed that makes all teenagers get two-year compulsory military training and then a five-year military term. While training, the people are exposed to Shinto, and some convert because they have lost faith in Buddhism. While not many do, the number seems to increase slightly every years, about 5000 doing so. Shinto missionaries are also sent to North Vietnam to help the people convert, or at least tolerate Shinto. The conversion rate continues to rise, with help asked from Korea to send missionaries to help rise these rates even more to convert them. Foreign troops are moved into the area, to help keep the area centralized and under control. The Governments of Vietnam are now under one.
    • Biak: Expands by 20 px.
    • Kiatumgutai: As the new Alaskan market opens up, about eight more people flock to the area to try to make money in the area. The colony expands by 5 px.
  • Great Manchu Empire (Personal Union With Japan): With the sudden death of the previous Emperor, his eldest son-in-law Horiyōshi Yokohama III succeeded the throne and acquired the position of Emperor of the Manchu Empire. One of his first decisions was to establish a tax system to extract tax from the people but to also make sure that not too much pressure was put upon the peasants. The Emperor was keen on improving the agricultural status in the state, and crops such as maize, wheat, rice, sorghum and soy beans were cultivated and harvested to also make sure that hunger was eradicated from the state. The herding of horses and cattle benefited the Manchu to a great extent with the Manchu being amongst the top exporters of milk in China. Trade with Korea, Imperium of Heaven and Japan proved beneficial as Manchu exported agricultural goods - especially lumber - to these states. Meanwhile, a major port was constructed to handle foreign trade to prevent illegal trading which would otherwise have a disastrous effect on the economy. Meanwhile, a large army of roughly 300,000 men was raised to defend the state from any foreign invasion with the soldiers handed light matchlock muskets snaphaunces, and with pikes equipped to be used while charging upon the enemy. Therefore, importance was given to the production of firearms and gunpowder. The infantry was equipped with daggers and swords to be utilised in close combat against the enemy and horses as well as carts were used for the transportation of supplies. Major forts were constructed in the North to defend against any invasion that would otherwise sweep through Manchuria. The Manchu Emperor, having closely observed the rapid development of Japan, started to promote education to copy the west. Many eunuchs who opposed this decision were put to death and eventually, the system of eunuchs was put down to prevent any power from opposing the Emperor. The Emperor ordered an increase in the teaching of subjects such as Biology, Chemistry and especially on developing new firearms and many firearms imported from Hispania were reverse-engineered to create identical copies. On the orders of Emperor Horiyōshi Yokohama III, the people were now converted to Shintoism and mass Shinto Temples were built. Meanwhile, we purchase battleships from Japan and build up our navy. Major military reforms are brought and a paramilitary force referred to as the Manchu Guards is initiated. The paramilitary comprising of 50,000 guards swear allegiance to the Emperor and are ordered to put down any rebellion swiftly and without mercy. Large scale trade continues with Sichuan and the two nations are slowly and gradually brought closer. Meanwhile, Emperor Horiyoshi Yokohama III died and was succeeded by Yamamoto Yokohama IV. Japanese culture was gradually adopted by the people. [Mil/Eco Turn]
    • Shangjingkou: The state - being agriculturally strong - had numerous agricultural projects initiated and crops such as maize, wheat, rice, sorghum and soy beans were cultivated and harvested to also make sure that hunger was eradicated from the state, and moreover these goods were exported to other Chinese states. The herding of horses and cattle benefited the Manchu to a great extent with the Manchu being amongst the top exporters of milk in China. Meanwhile, a major port was constructed to handle foreign trade to prevent illegal trading which would otherwise have a disastrous effect on the economy. Major forts were constructed in the North to defend against any invasion that would otherwise sweep through Manchuria. The Manchu Emperor, having closely observed the rapid development of Japan, started to promote education to copy the west. On the orders of Emperor Horiyōshi Yokohama III, the people were now converted to Shintoism and mass Shinto Temples were built. Meanwhile, we purchased battleships from Japan and built up our navy, eventually preparing a navy of 100 ships. Moreover, we adopt Japanese culture and promote Shinto. [Mil/Eco Turn]
    • Kingdom of Lanzhou: With the conquest of Lanzhou, a local leadership is set up. The people are treated with mercy, and all the positions that were held prior to the war would still be held. With the exception of nobles and the royal family, which, however, were to be replaced. Much more modern weaponry was flowed into Lanzhou and a militia consisting of 5000 men was established to look after the state security. Moreover, we adopt Japanese culture and promote Shinto. [Mil/Eco Turn]
    • Hailar Khaganate: Prince Qing Aisin Gioro Dorgon introduced a series of reforms which included support of settlement, ordering the people to put a halt to their nomadic lifestyles. Moreover, Prince Qing Aisin Gioro Dorgon supported the construction of schools in order to spread western knowledge to the rural areas and to educate the people. Meanwhile, a paramilitary consisting of 500 men was set up to maintain law and order in the state, and a system of spies had been established to eradicate opposition to Manchu rule. The native Mongol people were treated generously, but all those that had fought against the Manchu in the war were sent to work in the fields although this did mean that the populace did not take part in cultivation and harvest of crops. To modify the trade route present in the state, Dorgon initiated the start of the road system to link the trade route and by now, up to 5000 men were recruited into the military. On the orders of Emperor Horiyōshi Yokohama III, the people were now converted to Shintoism and mass Shinto Temples were built and we adopt Japanese culture. Crops were cultivated to feed the poor, and a trade system had been established to trade with the Mangut Nivkh Tribes. [Mil/Eco Turn]
  • Portugal: Continues a notable buildup in military strength and allows for a vigorous training program of the existing military forces attempting to train them up heavily. Meanwhile, the administration continues to be reformed, and agriculture and commerce are encouraged. Meanwhile, Portugal continues to develop its navy. Meanwhile, the colony in Lenhame continues exporting wheat to Portugal. Meanwhile, trade intensifies in the African coast. Meanwhile, Santa Cruz and São Sebastião expand by 5000 sq km each.
  • The Kingdom of Navarre continues its studies of the Britannian political system in order to increase the well-being of the nation. Meanwhile, agricultural efficiency is improved as a sort of uneasy peace has settled over much of Navarre. The notable exception this year is the Battle of the Cantabrian Sea, in which Admiral Extebarria defeats Hispanian Grand Admiral Tapía.
  • Suri Empire: After taking a long hiatus from worldy affairs, the new Sultan, Fadeel Khan Lari, announces that his father passed in 1719 from pneumonia. The Sultan also introduces his new wife to the world, Queen Jaali. Sultan Fadeel Khan Lari offers his 14 year old daughter, 'Izzah, to the new sultan of the Damascan Sultanate. Festivals are prepared to celebrate the continuation of the union between these two nations. The Empire continues friendly relations with the Damascan Sultanate and Urdustan. We start building back up our military after much of the army was disbanded during the Great Peace. The Sultan, in his infinte wisdom, implements a new style of military. This new army will be trained in the ways of war, but after training, will return to their civilian lives. In times where the nation is in danger, this force will rally and defend its nation. Islam still holds a strong grasp over the Empire. With the war against Spain still raging, the Sultan keeps 90,000 of Suri's army while integrating 60,000 of the recently arrived Damascan forces. Using the revolts in his Tibetan provinces as a way to show the might of His Majesties newly trained National Guard, he sends 3,000 peacekeepers to the Chagatai region. The soldiers are given new instructions. In early Spring, they begin rounding up all protestors and sending them to various prisons across the empire. After the Spring Purification, anyone who continues to defy the Sultan is to be publically executed. The Sultan's province in Tibet is turned into a military state until further notice.
    • Marwar (Vassal of Suri Empire): Military is expanded. Economic supplies are sent to Suri Proper. Positive trading continued with Urudustan.
    • Delhi (Vassal of Suri Empire): Military is expanded. Economic supplies are sent to Suri Proper. Positive trading continued with Urudustan.
    • Multan (Vassal of Suri Empire): Military is expanded. Economic supplies are sent to Suri Proper. Positive trading continued with Urudustan.
    • Ladakh (Vassal of Suri Empire): Military is expanded. Economic supplies are sent to Suri Proper. Positive trading continued with Urudustan.
    • Port Hejaz (Red Sea): Military is expanded. Economic supplies are sent to Suri Proper. Positive trading continued with Rome and Damascan Sultanate.
    • Port Bagorai (Indonesia): The newly appointed wāli orders the construction of new trading ships. Positive trading with the Dutch and Demak Sultanate continues. 
  • Demak Sultanate: Sultan Adi leads the people in centralizing and becoming more Sunni Muslim. We reaffirm our alliances with the United Islamic Nations promising full support in return of full support. We continue trading heavily with the Suri Empire and Urdustan. The land given to the Suri Empire is openly bordered now, allowing people to move in and out of the border lines freely. We spread Islam throughout the Indonesian islands. Our military and navy is expanded as we receive economic support from Suri Empire. We annexed the territory of Bima as it is unorganized territory. We finish vassalizing Bone. Our population increases. We reaffirm our alliance with the Dutch. We reaffirm their claims to Brunei and Pagabar. Trade is emphasized within the realm, as well as maintaining our massive navy. We start to recover from the war, even though we barely participated.
  • Yunnan: The Yunnanese continue to invest the modest income from exports into infrastructure. They also continue improving the defensive fortifications of Yunnan.
  • Korea: Korea continues to build up its military. Meanwhile, more Taoist, Neo-Confucian and Buddhist temples are built. Taoism rises in popularity and gains more followers. Regular (read: not Imperial) Shinto gains a few more followers as well, mainly along the coastline in Southeastern Korea, particularly in Busan, Jejudo, Ulsan, and the coastal cities and coastal towns of Southern Gyeongsang Province. Mahayana Tao-Shintoism also continues to grow, and begins gaining followers from the areas where Shinto is growing, with some Shintoists switching to Mahayana Tao-Shintoism. A few Shinto missionaries from Jejudo help out Japan in Vietnam to bring Shinto there. The colony of Haejagang (해자강) expands by 500 sq km.
  • County of Oldenburg: The war continues unabaited. More crews are given letters of marque and begin operating as privateers, hoping to snatch up a pirate or Hispanic ship to make some quick cash. Neu Norderney expands 500 px North up the coast. 
  • Nubia: The military continues to train loyal troops to fight for the nation. Cities continue to rebuild themselves like European cities. Ports expand to fit more ships. A big library is continuing being built in the capital city. It will store books from around the world. The first university in the country is continuing being built in the capital city. Our military continues to expand 100 px southwest. Walls and outposts around the capital city are continuing to be built. Now that Nubia is unified, we continue to centralize the nation. Due to revolts continuing to happen in Yemen, we continue to watch who comes into our nation carefully.
  • Grand Croatian Bajandom (Velika Hrvatska Bajanovina): Military turn. Sewerage systems similar to Ragusan ones are built in major towns of the Bajanate. With growing Ragusan influence, and the beginning of further colonization, the navy expands rapidly using much of the Ragusan and also Britannic expertise. Moreover, with the influx of new resources in form of lumber, labour and metals, the navy begins expanding at a fast rate. More and more ships capable of crossing the Atlantic with ease are built. The Sabor intends to restore the glorious naval culture of the Neretva peoples and plans to do so by expanding the navy. The kravata (tie) is more and more used as an accessory. As the war for Hungary ends, some Croats and Hungarians are still unsatisfied as not all was achieved since the spoils of war had to be shared with the Romans.
    • ​Bandom of Croatia: Trade routes are strengthened and the salt mines around Tuzla are explored as well as the salt industry in Pag and Nin. Using irrigation from the Danube, Sava, Drava, Drina, Cetina, Una, Vrbaš, Kupa, Neretva and other rivers the fields in the kingdom are developed, used for crops such as wheat, rye and barley. With trade routes increasing and Croatia entering an era of peace and of stability, the development of new trade ships is issued. The Brothers of the Raven continue spreading their influence in Croatia. Stone mining is furthered as well as the timber industry. The need for these resources rises as urbanization carries on. The navy, under command of the Bajan and the First Admiral is developed due to the purchase of Britannic ships which are inspected and introduced into the Royal War Navy of Croatia or HBRM (Hrvatska Bajanska Ratna Mornarica). Iron ores in Dugopolje, Zenice and at last the 'mud' ore in Vojvodina and eastern Slavonia are to be exploited alongside the silver and copper ores more frequently and of better quality than the iron ores. The exploitation of iron ores in the Lika and Gorski kotar areas continues. The salt industry in Ston is funded by the government. Britannic assistance aids with the naval reform. The influx of resources from Dahomey aids the economy. However, the government makes sure that the gold arriving isn't immediately put on the market in order to control the inflation in the worth of gold. The silver mine in Srebrenica is mined.
    • Polish Bandom (Poljska Banovina): The Polish Bandom grows relatively independently, although a part of the Bajandom, the Polish Saborčić (Little Sabor, also known as Szlachta/Šljahta) works more or less independently within its borders. The Polish Ban is elected by it while the Bajan only confirms him. The issue within Poland are attempted to be handled, and for now things are peaceful again, although some nobles still seem to be plotting something.
    • Czech Bandom (Češka Banovina): The Bandom recovers from the Idiocracy's rule and many nobles gain more power in the nation.
    • Podbanate of Silesia (Šlezijska Podbanovina): The Podbandom's natural resources are highly sought in the rest of the Bajanate which leads to economic growth. The Silesian cultural movement flourishes with aid of the Croats, who aim to make Silesia a region independent from both Poland and the Czech Banate.
    • Podbanate of Dahomej (Podbanovina Dahomej): The natural resources are quickly put to use, such as coconuts, cotton both refined and raw as well as the gold. Finally, the wood industry prospers as materials are needed for new ships that would help keep the connection between Croatia and Dahomey strong.
    • Podbandom of Carantania (Podbanovina Karantanska): Croatization continues, starting with removing any pro-Austrian threats. The idea that Carantania is Slavic since the Carantanian Slavic tribe settled there spreads and is used to bring the Podbandom closer to the Bandom.
    • Isles of the Grand Bajandom (Otoci Velike Bajanovine): The infrastructure is built up.'
  • Kingdom of Bavaria: In 1743, Bavaria expands its economy. National infrastructure is developed. The population continues to rise. Trausnitz continues to be the national capital. In Munchen, Queen Isabell University remains a staple of education in Bavaria. Queen Frances I, aged 42, and her council continue to allow the training of new troops. Several modern warships and trade vessels begin construction at Bremen Port. Modern weaponry make its introduction into Bavaria. In diplomatic news, Bavaria maintains alliances with Hispania, Britannia, France, The Netherlands, Scandinavia, and Rome. In religious news, around 76% of the country adheres to the Western Church, while the rest are either traditional Catholic or Reformist. There has been an uptick of 60% of Bavaro-German primary speakers in Franconia, Saxony, Pomerania, and Brandenburg, and uptick of 85% secondary speakers in those areas. In colonial news, Nei Baiern continues to expand. In economic news, the previously informal, regional Landshut Stock Exchange is given a royal charter and given full benefits of a crown backed enterprise. In political news, Frances I continues to sit at both Bavarian and Austrian privy councils, the separation having occurred in 1668. In industrial news, the effects of industrialization and urbanization begin to be felt in Swabia and Würzburg, where Stuttgart becomes the center of manufacturing and modern production. In parliamentary news, Frances promises the creation of a large Bavaro-Austrian parliament in return for Austrian help in expeditions to Negara Dipa after 1740. A commission of Austrians in Landshut agree to the deal. In other news, Ferdinand von Ingschaft becomes a prominent politician following his success in the Civil War. In demographic news, Frances I issues a 1735 census to be taken. The census is completed in 1736, and reveals that in all Bavarian realms, there are 16,000,000 people. In more depth, 8,500,000 live in Bavaria, 4,750,000 in Austria, 1,500,000 in Brandenburg, 1,000,000 in Pomerania, 75,000 in Bremen Port, and 175,000 in Lubeck. This is a near doubling in population since 1659, itself signalling postive population growth, and a population which maintains health into old age. The Queen's children are: Franz-Hector (born 1732), Joan (born 1735), and Anne (born 1741). The Queens's siblings are: former King Albert V (born 1694, died 1742), and Friedrich-Rudolf (born 1704). The Deutsche Diet is created in 1736, and using her powers as Supreme Chancellor of the Curia Bavaria, places the seat of the Diet in Augsburg, where the historic Imperial Diet also sat. Many Bavarians and Austrians are fine with this placement, being far enough away from Bavarian influence which could corrupt the diet. This new Diet will occupy supremacy over both the Curias Bavaria and Austria, and in essence will act as an Upper House to both regional Curias. In royal news, the body of Franz-Heinrich is transported back to Landshut in order for a funeral to take place there. Frances I, with her two children, attend the solemn ceremony. Concerning the situation in Pomerania, Frances I proposes a solution to the issue of succession. Franz-Hector will indeed become Duke of Pomerania. When he becomes King, a personal union will occur. However, Frances notes, this personal union will only be temporary, for once Franz-Hector has a child, the ducal throne will pass to him or her, preferably him. In effect, the Queen concludes, the Duchy of Pomerania will become a landed title for the heir to the King, much like the Principality of Wales is a title, albeit unlanded, for the English crown prince. The Regency Council of Pomerania respond negatively to the proposal, but seeing as how they conceded the final decision to the Queen, ultimately relent. They announce the Ducal throne will pass to Franz-Hector in three years, when he turns fourteen. The war continues in northern Italy. However, in more positive news, plague seems to have died down in Brandeburg, claiming its last victims early in 1742.
    • Westphalian Diplomacy: Leopold II proposes that his son Joseph (1703) be wed to Klaudia-Franzina von Wittlesbach.
    • Bavarian Dip: Envoys of Queen Frances are flattered by the propositions, but regret informing the Westphalian diplomats that the Queen married Ferdinand von Ingschaft in 1742 after the death of her first husband to plague. However, the Queen is open to marry her oldest daughter, Joan (born 1735), to Prince Joseph, as soon as Joan comes of age, preferably in the year 1749 or 1750.
    • Curia Bavaria: The Curia Bavaria, also known as the Bavarian Parliament or Bavarian Diet, continue to operate in the Parliamentary Palace in Landshut. Parliament orders the Bavarian Army to be outfitted in modern uniform and to hold modern weaponry. In political news, the Curia Bavaria continue to implement the Bavarian Commands and Collegiate Writs into a codified, national law. War continues on Hispania.
    • Deutsche Diet: The Deutsche Diet, also known as the German Parliament or German Diet, is established by the decree of Queen Frances I in 1736, and is given a charter that year. The Deutsche Diet declare war on Hispania, thus, proclaim that all Bavarian realms, including Austria, also declare war on Hispania. Felix Manzkari makes an impassioned speech in support of Austrian annexation of Tyrol and Venezia.
    • Curia Austria: Work on the Parliamentary Palace in Vienna finishes. A number of 251 Austrians sit in the Austrian parliament. Most of the laws they pass concern continual relief for Vienna and various infrastructural reconstructions around Austria. The Curia Austria is popular in Vienna, with most welcoming a separate legislative body, while others see it as a Bavarian puppet. New roads continue being constructed. The Curia Austria call for greater legislative power in Austria, and perhaps a large legislature servicing all Bavarian realms, one which would be an upper house while the Curia Bavaria and Curia Austria would be regional lower houses. Frances of Bavaria continues to give support to Austrian parliamentarians. Ferdinand von Ingschaft, in an address to the Curia Austria, petitions Frances I to create a dual Bavaro-Austrian parliament. War continues on Hispania.
    • City of Lübeck: Troops authorized by the Queen continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. The port of Lübeck is expanded and several ships are constructed. War continues on Hispania.
    • Bremen Port: Troops authorized by the Queen continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. Several cogs are constructed, and plans are drafted to construct many larger ships. Several modern warships and trade vessels begin construction at Bremen Port. War continues on Hispania.
    • Kingdom of Austria: Troops authorized by the Queen continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. The Austrian Council is created as an independent privy council for the King. In 1730, Frances is declared Queen of Austria. War continues on Hispania.
    • Duchy of Brandenburg: Troops authorized by Duke Edmund I, aged 40, continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. Poorhouses are established all over Brandenburg in order to aid all those afflicted by the recent destructive war. Edmund I's children are: Edmund (born 1718), Eleanor (born 1722), Albert-Maria (born 1722), Johann (born 1728) Klara (born 1733), and Johanna-Klarice (born 1736). War continues on Hispania.
    • Duchy of Pomerania: Troops authorized by the Regency Council continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. War continues on Hispania. A university, with slight Catholic foundations, is founded in Stettin, which is named the Lady Mary University, after the late Duchess Mary.
    • Royal Bavarian Stock Company: The RBSC, founded in the late fifteenth century, is finally formalized and given a royal charter by King Leopold II in 1662. The RBSC operate chiefly in Landshut, where a stock exchange floor continues to remain active. Branches of the RBSC exist in München, Regensberg, Berlin, and Stettin. In exploratory news, while much of Bavaria is immersed in Civil War, the RBSC decides to fund expeditions into Indonesia, particularly around Borneo and the tribelands of Negara Dipa. In 1732, the investors of the RBSC put forth a combined total of 500,000 reichstalers in the construction of ships, training of private troops, and a military expedition into Negara Dipa next year. Conflict is expected to occur in coming decades.
    • New Bavaria: The colony of Nei Baiern continues to expand in population. Katharinas-Hafen, Franznacken, Bayreuth, Nei Regens, and Regenholz all expand by the end of the year. Houses and shops in each settlement continue being built. Jülichsberg and Wittlesberg both expand. Nei Baiern expands 750 km. The militias and shops are developed. A small logging and fishing town is founded north of Wilhelmsbaum island, on the mainland. The settlement, mainly populated by Saxons, comes to be called Regenholz. War continues on Hispania. New Bavaria joins France and many other nations invading Mexico.
    • Pearl River: The outpost of Perlefluss is established. A capital is expected to be constructed over the next few years. The capital of Pearl River is established, which the settlers name Perlefluss (Pearl River) after the outpost itself. War continues on Hispania. Pearl River joins France and many other nations invading Mexico.
  • Andean Monarchy: With the end of the War and the expansion of the Inca, the Peruvian Confederation, under the French, reforms into the Andean Monarchy. Tawantinsuyu remains the head nation in the Monarchy, and is the most populous at eight million people. It also houses the largest City:Cuzco, which has roughly 170,000 people. Military, economy and navy improve. Huascar II and his Lesser Kings oversee the creation of the Union of Hesperia and Borrelia, we invite the Nehilaw to join the Union as the first nonfounding nation.
    • Empire du Chimor: Under the Andean Monarchy and French Rule, the nation of Chimor continues to grow. Population stands at roughly three million and continues to grow. French migration into the region increases as the nation is absorbed into the French sphere. Military, economy and navy improve.
    • Empire du Chiribaya: Under the Andean Monarchy and French Rule, the nation of Chimor continues to grow. Population stands at roughly three million and continues to grow. French migration into the region increases as the nation is absorbed into the French sphere. Military, economy and navy improve.
    • Empire du Collaquyimbya: Under the Andean Monarchy and French Rule, the nation of Chimor continues to grow. Population stands at roughly 300,000 and continues to grow. French migration into the region increases as the nation is absorbed into the French sphere. Military, economy and navy improve.
    • Viceroyalty of Chile: Formerly a part of New Spain, the new nation is brought into the Andean Monarchy. With a population just under one million, the nation sees a new economic system under the Inca that greatly benefits the economy. Military, economy and navy improve. Spanish still makes up a majority in the region.
    • Domain of Tiwanaku:  Formally a part of New Spain, the new nation is brought into the Andean Monarchy. With a population just under 100,000, the nation sees a new economic system under the Inca that greatly benefits the economy. Military, economy and navy improve. Spanish still makes up a majority in the region, though French and Inca cultures also grow.
  • Roman Empire: The Empire continues to prosper in this time of peace. The economy continues to grow as the trade networks across the Empire become more solidified and trade networks outside of the Empire continue to expand, particularly in eastern Asia and Borealia. The military and the navy continue to train, practice and learn new techniques as they are discovered. The military eventually rises to about 200,000 trained soldiers, although not all of those soldiers are on duty all the time for economic concerns. Troops of all ethnicities are trained to keep the army diverse and the ethnic groups unified. The various Archonates continue being integrated with new infrastructure, new trade connections, and a newly increasing sense of Roman "identity." Some expansionists begin to wonder why Egypt has not yet been added to the Empire as a full Archonate yet, although the Emperor assures them that it will happen. The reign of John IX has been relatively peaceful and prosperous, with minimal incidents. An attempted overthrow happened, but that was short and rapidly crushed by the army. The policy toward the Turks, numbering about two million out of an Empire of 23 million, remains the same, and a few hundred to a thousand Turks are estimated to leave the Empire each year. Cities like Ancyra, Nicaea and Ephesus continue to grow, further fortifying Roman control over western Anatolia. Military outposts along the border with the Damascan Sultanate are constructed and fortified, as the Emperor notices that there are now no buffer states between the two rising powers. Influence in vassal states continues to grow, and the Roman political and economic sphere continues to expand and consolidate its gains. The Empire continues to prosper, as trade begins to further expand and grow in eastern Asia as well as the Americas. This trade brings in considerable revenue for the Empire, allowing it to keep its military and government well funded. Religion in the Empire is another factor, and with both Alexandria and Constantinople under control as well as the tombs of four of the Apostles, income from donations and other religious aspects also helps. The influence of the patriarchs of Constantinople and Alexandria also begin to rise, taking advantage of the religious growth and piety in the Empire. The offer of the Nubians is accepted. With the increasing tensions in Europe because of the British Civil War, the military is mobilized. With the war breaking out in Europe, Rome joins the coalition and declares war on the Spanish Empire, invading Sicily and Italy and also sending troops to do battle in the Borealian Theatre.
    • Reme: The colony continues to prosper from the growth of cash crops and their export. Along with the native issue, some troops and militia as well as allied natives join in the fight to defeat the raiders and conquer their lairs. The native states are defeated and their lands placed under military occupation pending an increase of relations and better governance. The issues with the pirates begins to come to the attention of the colonial government, and steps are taken in order to cut down on piracy, including increased patrols. Increasing bureaucracy in the colonies is careful to facilitate cordial relations between the natives and colonists. Economic growth, particularly in Antillia, drives the colonization process further. Cooperation with the natives increases to further protect the mainland colonies, while better fortifications and shipyards are constructed in order to better protect the colonies. The native Creek royalty are captured after the war, and surprisingly are not executed. The royal family of the Creek is instead ordered to govern their people who reside in Roman territory in much the same manner as other native royalty in Roman Borealia. The population starts to grow further thanks to better healthcare, more food, and an expanding economy. With the events taking place in the colony of Hamburg not going as planned, the Romans are forced to react and increase the military activity of the colonies. Major port cities are given forts and extra fortifications while more troops and ships are sent to the colonies. Reme itself is further protected by two forts bristling with cannon. 
    • Egypt: Egypt begins to recover from the war. With almost all of the Muslim inhabited lands of the state stripped from it, Egypt is now mostly Christian, although the rights of the Muslims remaining are not infringed upon. Food begins to be grown again, and this helps the population recover from ages of war. The Roman military garrison largely maintains order, while a 25,000 man Egyptian force is trained to help protect the nation and the canal. The Grigius family returns from Greece to rule over Egypt once again, and they are met with some enthusiasm. The previous royal family is deposed from ruling but they are not harmed and are allowed to maintain their nobility, as relatives to the current king. Other nobles who were loyal keep their nobility, and commoners who remained loyal to Rome are given nobility and automatic citizenship. As the population continues to grow, it centers around the cities of Alexandria, Damietta, Luxor, and the newly refounded Berenice. Alexandria becomes a shining city on the banks of the sea and the Nile, and it is widely admired. Berenice is growing well, and the trade from India and China makes the city expand much more quickly. Large ships are sent around the Cape of Africa to serve as trade ships at Berenice. The population still remains mostly agricultural at this time. The revolt of the border town is easily put down by the military occupation force, but the lesson of the revolt is not lost on the Occupation Force and most of the Imperial government. Steps are taken to prevent or otherwise cut off revolts when they start, and as such some of the cultural laws and ideas initiated in the previous period of Roman rule are to be restored, with the rest restored over time. With the problems of the canal, the Roman military occupation and the native Egyptian military set up patrols along sections of the canal to ensure that raids are not too damaging. At the same time, the military tries to pinpoint the origins of these raids and take them out at the root. Military and economic growth and stability is the next major project for the Egyptian government. Egyptian officers are trained at military academies in Roman cities such as Constantinople, Adrianople and Sparta while Egyptian merchants are invested in and trained by Roman merchants. By now, most of the institutions of the Egyptian state have been rebuilt to some degree and are firmly integrated with their Roman counterparts.
    • Georgia: The Roman military occupation is largely frowned upon by the locals. However, the locals do approve of some aspects. They do approve of Roman occupation rather than Damascan occupation, and the fact that the Bagrationi Dynasty still rules earns some decent respect for Roman authority. Roman authorities work with the Bagrationi Dynasty to help bring improvements to the region and its people. Infrastructure is repaired from the war and new roads and buildings are constructed to benefit both the occupation and the native people. To help earn the loyalty of the native population, the Laz people, related to the Georgians themselves, are persuaded to gradually move from their homeland in northern Anatolia to join their brothers in Georgia. The existing Georgian navy is enrolled into the Imperial Navy while new Georgian merchants and military officers are enrolled in education programs to better integrate them with existing Imperial systems.
    • Armenia: The country of Armenia faces a bit of a problem. The Roman occupation force, as a general precaution, did not allow the Bragationi family remain in control of both Armenia and Georgia. As such, the need for a royal was the first challenge to be addressed. After much consideration in the Imperial court of Constantinople, it is decided that the Lusignan Dynasty of former Cyprus and Armenian Cicilia will take the throne, as some yet still live in Constantinople and have displayed considerable loyalty to the Empire a few decades after the fall of Cyprus. The new dynasty is enthroned on New Years Day, and the new king and the Roman occupation force begin eagerly in making Armenia a safe and prosperous place. Merchants and military officers are trained in ways similar to their Georgian counterparts, while border posts are constructed along the southern border with the Damascan Sultanate. In contrast with the Georgians, the Armenians are relatively glad to have Roman rule, as the Damascans directly invaded Armenia and threatened the populace.
    • Bulgaria: The change in rulership of Bulgaria comes as a mixed blessing by the Bulgarian people. While they are grateful that the Romans have allowed a new Bulgarian Tsar to be crowned and rule from Tarnovo, they are also somewhat upset to be cut from Vlachia, which had been a major cultural influence upon them for some time. With the new Roman management Bulgarians are free to explore their native culture as they see fit once again, although some of the traditions that they learned from the Vlachians are still maintained. The Romans step in to help the Bulgarians recover from the war and the previous stagnation suffered under the Dacians, and Roman merchants and military officers travel to Tarnovo and other major cities of the new country in order help train their Bulgarian counterparts.
  • In Pskov, the GDP rises along with average wages. The Inter-Republic Road network is officially opened. The Science and technology aspect of Pskov is not overlooked either. As prosperity in the nation increases, the amount of money and new people investing in institutions of higher learning. As such, the various schools that existed in Nizhegorodsk-Na-Narve unite and form the "University of Nizhegorodsk", beginning a rivalry between it and Pskov. The Grand Senate meets again and discusses the issue of the war in Spain extensively, and end by giving the ultimate decision on whether or not to prolong neutrality (especially in lieu of the riots) to the Electoral council, who is to meet later this year to decide to reaffirm or oust Supreme Prince (and Bajan) Ivan. Another big thing to happen this year is the approval of an all-union flag, a red-blue-white tricolour (OTL Russian Flag), with white representing Finnic peoples, Red representing Germanic peoples, and Blue representing Slavic peoples, all represented in equal bands to show unity and equality of all in the UK . During this year's Electoral Council meeting, the Issue of HIspania becomes a hot topic of debate and the council ends by re-affirming Bajan of Croatia as Supreme Prince. The Pskovian stance on the war of the grand coalition is a hot topic, due to the riots in Pskov that preceded the meeting of the Electoral Council, and they give tacit support to Croatia, seeing Hispania now as a nearly defeated power. The Electoral Council assumes the powers of the Grand Senate, and agrees to the formation of Volunteer Batallions for those residents who wish to aid their german brothers in arms. The Batallions are put under the command of General Karl Hohenzollern, who is dispatched at once to the Croatian court to seek approval of entry into hostilities from the Supreme Prince (who also happens to be Bajan of Croatia). somewhat more successful with the Muscovite serfs, who can move around freely with their landlord's consent. This puts much issues with the leadership of Novgorod and Muscovy, who think Pskov is just looking for a fight. The Ruble is becoming more and more used and is becoming the unofficial currency of russia. The Idea of Currency reform, to reform it to a decimal system is put out, in order to simplify much trade (even though it is already simple enough with multiples of 20). Zlatobrezhie becomes more and more wealthy as more people get used to over 100 years of Pskovian governance. The Pskov Imperial Company appoints Anton Grigorich Volinskiy as the head of the Pirate Hunting initiative. After much pressure, The Pskov Imperial Company strengthens the defences of the Pskovian Isles, and decides to offer Pirates an official Pardon for their crimes, so long as they give up their ship and riches, and return to Europe to live their lives as common civilians. However, if caught a second time, there would be no pardon and they would be turned over to the colony they were captured closest to, to await their fate.
    • The Federal Republic of Eesti upgrades its naval capabilities and military. The integration of many people go as planned ... anyway, stuff happens and things. The Grand Summit is a great success, as after much heated debate, and more than one near-stormout, the Pskov Concordat is agreed upon when the Council of Nations is added as an upper house to the General Assembly, in no small part due to the efforsts of Vice-Consul Peeter Vaino and Peaminister Elmar Lepmets, who both endorse the agreement (with Vice-Consul Peeter signing it), and present it as the perfect solution to the Riigikogu of the Federal Republic, whom they ask for approval. Before the Christmas reprieve, the Riigikogy ratifies the Concordat with a 84-16 vote. The Road network continues being built and worked on.
    • Latvia works on its economy and improving the GDP.
    • In Lithuania, the military is improved by purchasing weaponry from Pskov and stuff. The Prime Minster attends the Grand Summit. The Pskov Concordat is ratified.
    • In the United Republic of Prussia and Danzig benefits from the de facto free trade with Croatia begin to show and grow its economy, GDP, and average wages, as Prussian merchants, quick to capitalize on the downfall of aristocratic privileges in favour of wealth privileges (that many nobles got because they were also wealthy, and those that were did not care for the fate of the "lesser" nobility). König - Statthalter Willhelm Hohenzollern and Chancellor Albert Ackerman, both present the Pskov Concordat to be ratified, both having signed it in person. The Bundestag passes the bill with a 60-40 majority, many unsure of the exact powers the Grand Senate will have.
    • The Belarussian Military is improved as the Road network continues being built. After the Grand Summit, Knyaz-Namestnik Dmitri Shevchenko, and Glava-Dumi Nikolai Prakazov, having signed the Pskov Concordat, both endorse the document and emplore the Duma to ratify it. The Pskov Concordat is ratified.

1744

Sichuan, although a powerful nation, is held back by the Tibetan troops, primarily due to the morale and the terrain. After the harsh winter, the Sichuan troops retreat as their warlord, the self-proclaimed Emperor, decides to attack Shandong and abuse the fact that they are currently engaged in a war with the Japanese (Shandong gets a -10 penalty in the Japanese-Hispanic War algo)

The Yemeni revolt has a few successes in the Damascan lands, and, although not as successful in Mansuriyya initially, Damascan Yemenis begin aiding the Mansuriyyan, causing the Sultanate to lose even more control of Yemen and making the Yemeni rebellion become an actual threat to the integrity of the two Sultanates.

Many Chagatay nobles demand that the Suri troops stationed there move back, requesting that the Chagatai nation be allowed to handle the revolters without direct Suri aid.

Brittany undergoes a cultural upheaval, following its long period of independence, the arts flourish and the numerous linguists debate the issue of standardizing the Breton language.

  • Duchy of Hamburg: Hamburg expands its infrastructure, and its subjects expand their militaries. Several regiments of troops return home as Hamburgs role in the war diminishes. Trade with the Hawaiian natives continue as does trade with the Maori in OTL New Zealand. The OTL New Zealand island group is named New Rügen by the settlers and traders in Sophiastadt (OTL Nelson, New Zealand).
  • Great Manchu Empire (Personal Union With Japan): With the sudden death of the previous Emperor, his eldest son-in-law Horiyōshi Yokohama III succeeded the throne and acquired the position of Emperor of the Manchu Empire. One of his first decisions was to establish a tax system to extract tax from the people but to also make sure that not too much pressure was put upon the peasants. The Emperor was keen on improving the agricultural status in the state, and crops such as maize, wheat, rice, sorghum and soy beans were cultivated and harvested to also make sure that hunger was eradicated from the state. The herding of horses and cattle benefited the Manchu to a great extent with the Manchu being amongst the top exporters of milk in China. Trade with Korea, Imperium of Heaven and Japan proved beneficial as Manchu exported agricultural goods - especially lumber - to these states. Meanwhile, a major port was constructed to handle foreign trade to prevent illegal trading which would otherwise have a disastrous effect on the economy. Meanwhile, a large army of roughly 300,000 men was raised to defend the state from any foreign invasion with the soldiers handed light matchlock muskets snaphaunces, and with pikes equipped to be used while charging upon the enemy. Therefore, importance was given to the production of firearms and gunpowder. The infantry was equipped with daggers and swords to be utilised in close combat against the enemy and horses as well as carts were used for the transportation of supplies. Major forts were constructed in the North to defend against any invasion that would otherwise sweep through Manchuria. The Manchu Emperor, having closely observed the rapid development of Japan, started to promote education to copy the west. Many eunuchs who opposed this decision were put to death and eventually, the system of eunuchs was put down to prevent any power from opposing the Emperor. The Emperor ordered an increase in the teaching of subjects such as Biology, Chemistry and especially on developing new firearms and many firearms imported from Hispania were reverse-engineered to create identical copies. On the orders of Emperor Horiyōshi Yokohama III, the people were now converted to Shintoism and mass Shinto Temples were built. Meanwhile, we purchase battleships from Japan and build up our navy. Major military reforms are brought and a paramilitary force referred to as the Manchu Guards is initiated. The paramilitary comprising of 50,000 guards swear allegiance to the Emperor and are ordered to put down any rebellion swiftly and without mercy. Large scale trade continues with Sichuan and the two nations are slowly and gradually brought closer. Meanwhile, Emperor Horiyoshi Yokohama III died and was succeeded by Yamamoto Yokohama IV. Japanese culture was gradually adopted by the people. [Mil/Eco Turn]
    • Shangjingkou: The state - being agriculturally strong - had numerous agricultural projects initiated and crops such as maize, wheat, rice, sorghum and soy beans were cultivated and harvested to also make sure that hunger was eradicated from the state, and moreover these goods were exported to other Chinese states. The herding of horses and cattle benefited the Manchu to a great extent with the Manchu being amongst the top exporters of milk in China. Meanwhile, a major port was constructed to handle foreign trade to prevent illegal trading which would otherwise have a disastrous effect on the economy. Major forts were constructed in the North to defend against any invasion that would otherwise sweep through Manchuria. The Manchu Emperor, having closely observed the rapid development of Japan, started to promote education to copy the west. On the orders of Emperor Horiyōshi Yokohama III, the people were now converted to Shintoism and mass Shinto Temples were built. Meanwhile, we purchased battleships from Japan and built up our navy, eventually preparing a navy of 100 ships. Moreover, we adopt Japanese culture and promote Shinto. [Mil/Eco Turn]
    • Kingdom of Lanzhou: With the conquest of Lanzhou, a local leadership is set up. The people are treated with mercy, and all the positions that were held prior to the war would still be held. With the exception of nobles and the royal family, which, however, were to be replaced. Much more modern weaponry was flowed into Lanzhou and a militia consisting of 5000 men was established to look after the state security. Moreover, we adopt Japanese culture and promote Shinto. [Mil/Eco Turn]
    • Hailar Khaganate: Prince Qing Aisin Gioro Dorgon introduced a series of reforms which included support of settlement, ordering the people to put a halt to their nomadic lifestyles. Moreover, Prince Qing Aisin Gioro Dorgon supported the construction of schools in order to spread western knowledge to the rural areas and to educate the people. Meanwhile, a paramilitary consisting of 500 men was set up to maintain law and order in the state, and a system of spies had been established to eradicate opposition to Manchu rule. The native Mongol people were treated generously, but all those that had fought against the Manchu in the war were sent to work in the fields although this did mean that the populace did not take part in cultivation and harvest of crops. To modify the trade route present in the state, Dorgon initiated the start of the road system to link the trade route and by now, up to 5000 men were recruited into the military. On the orders of Emperor Horiyōshi Yokohama III, the people were now converted to Shintoism and mass Shinto Temples were built and we adopt Japanese culture. Crops were cultivated to feed the poor, and a trade system had been established to trade with the Mangut Nivkh Tribes. [Mil/Eco Turn]
  • '​'Nubia: The military continues to train loyal troops to fight for the nation. Cities continue to rebuild themselves like European cities. Ports expand to fit more ships. A big library is continuing being built in the capital city. It will store books from around the world. The first university in the country is continuing being built in the capital city. Our military continues to expand 100 px southwest. Walls and outposts around the capital city are continuing to be built. Now that Nubia is unified, we continue to centralize the nation. Due to revolts continuing to happen in Yemen, we continue to watch who comes into our nation carefully.
  • Portugal: Continues a notable buildup in military strength and allows for a vigorous training program of the existing military forces attempting to train them up heavily. Meanwhile, the administration continues to be reformed, and agriculture and commerce are encouraged. Meanwhile, Portugal continues to develop its navy. Meanwhile, the colony in Lenhame continues exporting wheat to Portugal. Meanwhile, trade intensifies in the African coast. Meanwhile, Santa Cruz and São Sebastião expand by 5000 sq km each.
  • Empire of Japan (Personal Union With Manchuria): The military/economy is built up. Horiyōshi Yokohama III, late one night, decides to engage in intercourse with one of his courtwomen. However, getting overly exited and aroused, he suffers a heart attack from exhaustion. His son, Yamamota Yokohama IV, takes power, now being the Emperor of Japan and Manchuria. A notification is sent to Manchuria that due to these recent unfortunate events, the emperor will have to come to throne in Japan, ruling both nations from there. Merchants, seeking to make the lives of the disorganized Small Kingdoms better, found the port city of Yantai to trade the Chinese food in order to make life easier on them. The fire, know to the people of Japan as the Great Fire, makes many people move away from the city, into Japan's colonies and vassals such as Manchuria, and Taiwan. Now that Manchuria is owned by Yokohama III, the nation rejoices, now being under a Japanese monarchs rule. Meanwhile, merchants in the Philippines, on their way to the southern islands, steer off course on their way there. His companions and their leader, Hideak Kotohito, freak out, until they land at the OTL location of Biak. The town of OTL Biak is claimed for Japan, already serving as a trading post with the natives. The island is settled, creating the first colonial settlement for the Empire of Japan. The emperor is praised upon, with the magical number 2000 being used everywhere. After exploring north for a couple years to find alternate trade different from Hispania, Japanese and Ainu merchants make first contact with the Kiamukut Band on the Alaskan coast. The merchants did not understand the Inuits well, but they were escorted by fishers to the Grand Chief. As a sign of friendship between them, the merchants offer many gifts to him, being given Inuit food, cloth, shelter, and warmth in return. Because of this, troops are sent into the war against the Ming. A few Japanese settlers, looking to become the first contenders in the Alaskan trade, travel north to establish a colony on OTL St Lawrence Island. Ainu is annexed into Japan, in which a feast is held for both of the leaders of the two nations. However, Yamamoto Yokohama IV, afraid of losing trading rights in Kiatumgutai, sends a diplomat to the Tartary asking for trading rights in where they have settled. [MODERATOR RESPONSE]. Meanwhile, Yamamoto Yokohama IV adopts a 12 year old Manchu boy, to show the people how much he cares about his empire. Vassalation of the Kiamikgut Band begins (Turn Seven of Ten). Seeing the Port city of Heinan take aggressive action against us in our current war in the North China Sea, the vassal of Vietnam is called into duty, launching an invasion of the port city with the 320,000 troops in the area. As for Shandong taking direct action against the Great Manchu Empire and the Empire of Japan, war is declared upon them as well, with 175,000 more Manchu troops called off of the military reserve as well as 75,000 troops from the Haligar Khatanate, bringing it into the war as well as the Manchu vassal in China, which supplies about 90,000 troops to the war effort. Japan accepts the alliance offer of Sichuan.
  • First off, you can't vassalize during war, secondly, the Tartary accept. -Sky
    • Japanese Manchuria (Port of Japan): The military/economy is built up. The port finishes construction, and is now open for service. More settlers come, mostly from survivors from the great fire, to build ships for Japan. The project of nine larger ships is now complete, and another one of 20 frigates is planned to be finished by 1700.
    • Yantai (Port of Japan): The military/economy is built up. The port city of Yantai is founded to feed the people of the Small Kingdoms, and to spread Shinto missionaries throughout China. Though, after a few small skirmishes with the locals, no expansion of the city occurs. As the economy begins to drop with fewer Chinese and Spanish merchants coming in Yamamoto Yokohama IV asks the Chinese Warlord states X and Y to defend China in the case of any non-local emerging power rises in the area. To spice up the deal, Japan-Manchuria offers 70 lbs of silver to every state that joins, with economic bonuses coming long term. [NEUTRAL MOD RESPONSE].
    • Formosa (Vassal of Japan): The military/economy is built up. Now that the war is over, The old Taiwanese state now controls all of Taiwan. A huge wave of settlers come, mostly survivors from the great fire, settle in Taiwan to start up a new life and to build ships/farm for Japan.
    • Vietnam: The military/economy is built up. A law is passed that makes all teenagers get two-year compulsory military training and then a five-year military term. While training, the people are exposed to Shinto, and some convert because they have lost faith in Buddhism. While not many do, the number seems to increase slightly every years, about 5000 doing so. Shinto missionaries are also sent to North Vietnam to help the people convert, or at least tolerate Shinto. The conversion rate continues to rise, with help asked from Korea to send missionaries to help rise these rates even more to convert them. Foreign troops are moved into the area, to help keep the area centralized and under control. The Governments of Vietnam are now under one.
    • Biak: Expands by 20 px.
    • Kiatumgutai: As the new Alaskan market opens up, about eight more people flock to the area to try to make money in the area. The colony expands by 5 px.
  • Korea: Korea continues to build up its military. Meanwhile, more Taoist, Neo-Confucian and Buddhist temples are built. Taoism rises in popularity and gains more followers. Regular (read: not Imperial) Shinto gains a few more followers as well, mainly along the coastline in Southeastern Korea, particularly in Busan, Jejudo, Ulsan, and the coastal cities and coastal towns of Southern Gyeongsang Province. Mahayana Tao-Shintoism also continues to grow, and begins gaining followers from the areas where Shinto is growing, with some Shintoists switching to Mahayana Tao-Shintoism. A few Shinto missionaries from Jejudo help out Japan in Vietnam to bring Shinto there. The colony of Haejagang (해자강) expands by 500 sq km.
  • Demak Sultanate: Sultan Adi leads the people in centralizing and becoming more Sunni Muslim. We reaffirm our alliances with the United Islamic Nations promising full support in return of full support. We continue trading heavily with the Suri Empire and Urdustan. The land given to the Suri Empire is openly bordered now, allowing people to move in and out of the border lines freely. We spread Islam throughout the Indonesian islands. Our military and navy is expanded as we receive economic support from Suri Empire. We annexed the territory of Bima as it is unorganized territory. We finish vassalizing Bone. Our population increases. We reaffirm our alliance with the Dutch. We reaffirm their claims to Brunei and Pagabar. Trade is emphasized within the realm, as well as maintaining our massive navy. We start to recover from the war, even though we barely participated. 
  • Josh, did you vassalize Bone while at war or? -Sky
  • Apparently I did, disregard it. -Josh
    • Bone: As Bone is vassalized, the tribe starts to centralize and is forced to start converting to Islam. Military and economy is developed. Tribute is paid to the Sultan of the Demak Sultanate. Local trade is focused on.
  • Duchy of Brittany: John XI of Montfort comes to power after his brother, Francis V dies. As an established lord in the town of Rennes at the age of 52, he already is popular within the Duchy as a fair ruler and capable administrator. His first act as king is to remove much of the unnecessary antiquated remnants of the feudal system left over in the semi-backwards Duchy with the goal of transforming it into a modern kingdom eventually. This enrages much of the local nobility, but they are pacified with bribes and the military which is improved heavily over the year, as many modern weapons are imported and generals are educated in modern tactics. Fearing a French invasion, John moves the capital from Loire which is literally sitting on the border with France to the more centrally located town of Rennes. What navy that Brittany does have is nationalized and placed in the new seaport of Brest, located in a defensible harbor. After many failed colonies, King John XI decides to grant a charter to the Breton East India Company and it becomes the Royal Breton Indies Company, and a commercial port is established by the name of Porzh-Yann (Port John) at the confluence of the Scorff and Blavent rivers (OTL Lorient). Efforts to encourage the Breton language are applauded, and the standardization process goes smoothly. Alongside the cultural revolution that is going on in Brittany, an agricultural revolution begins with improved crop rotation techniques, improvement of fertilizer, and the final decline in feudal land usage allow the agricultural output in the nation to grow in leaps and bounds, especially in the less remote and more fertile eastern region of the nation. We ask for an alliance/guarantee with any European nation, and we offer John's thirty year old daughter, Mari up for marriage.
    • ​Pskov, etc.: The Grand Senate receives the request for an alliance, and invites an ambassador from Brittany to come into the Ambassadorial village in Pskov, take up permanent residence (as many have in the past), and mayhaps talks can continue, and a bargain and trade deal and alliance can be struck ...
    • Breton Diplomacy: We accept your offer and Deniel Le Coz, diplomat for the Duchy is sent to Pskov and company. We express interest in an alliance and trade deal.
    • Bavarian Diplomacy: Diplomats on behalf of Queen Frances I express interest in a trade pact and an alliance with Brittany. Furthermore, Prince Friedrich-Rudolf (born 1703), brother of the Queen, is able to marry Princess Mari if John XI so wishes.
    • Breton Diplomacy: We also would like an alliance and trade pact and we would marry Mari to Friedrich-Rudolf, however, we wish to see if there are other suitors out there before we marry Mari.
  • Sichuan: Warlord Yin Wulong of Sichuan, continues the war against the state of Shandong, as well as declaring war against the Spanish enclaves of Heinan, Qingdao, and Shanghai to help end the Spanish trade monopoly in China. The army also tries to coordinate attacks against the nations with the Japanese-Manchurian forces. An emissary is sent to Japan-Manchuria asking for an alliance between the nations of Sichuan and Japan-Manchuria to promote unity against a common enemy.
  • France: Military, navy and economy are built up. The colony continues expanding and growing by 100 sq km among both colonies into the Galapago Islands called Illes d'Neptune. The colonies continue growing as expected. The colony of Nouvelle Rouen continues to expand inland throughout the land corridor given by Cahokie by 9800 sq km. Mining continues in the colony of Nouevelle Orleans. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. small contigent of ten ships are sent at the nehilaw with and army of 10,000 soldiers to defend the area. War is declared upon Spain after several years of deterioration of the once great alliance of the two country, the king seeks to further its influence in Europe by attempting what many of his own military advisors consider suicide, The king prepares a good portion of the Fleet from Europe to attempt landing in Spain's east coast area. While this, the local troops from Colombia move to defend the southern and northwestern border as well as the local Colombian fleet to defend Nouvelle Sardinie from the Spanish fleet ships and pirates, The rest of the colonial troops moves into Spanish territory in OTL Mexico from Cahokia and Chateau d'or (Costa Rica :v) war continues for the time being
    • Kingdom of Rhineland: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. The kingdom after defeating the forces of the rebels follow suit and declare war on Spain as France did.
    • Kingdom of Lower Burgundy: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • Sardinia: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. The Sardinian language has lowered its usage to only 10% of the population of Sardinia (roughly 50,000 people) with the speaking African (43%) and French (38%) or Vandalian (9% African Rhenish German dialect) and with the vast majority being able to speak both African and French (that is more or less 85% of the nation's population). The population is stable at 500,000 people. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • Andorra: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up.
    • Africa: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. The African language has become the de facto leading language surpassing every other (outside of French) being spoken by the 2.3 million people living in the country as either native or second language. Vandalian, however, dominates area of Tripolitania's coast with a population of around 5000 speakers in the region. French is still the main language officially. Trading outposts begin to be made in the border of the country to trade with Tuareg and inland tribes. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • French Mali: Due to vast piracy campaigns which France and Spain have contributed to has resulted in many pirate coves in the Bissagos Islands, and as a result a larger influx of Frenchmen arrived this year, though they still don't even make up 1% yet. Ports continue to expand appropriately and the region becomes a place worth note on many maps. Roads continue being built to outlying villages and plantations continue being built.
    • Artois: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure and navy are built up. The nation prepares an army for the conflict in Britannia. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • Free City of Danzig: The military, economy, infrastructure, and navy are built up, Danzig asks a diplomatic meeting with Pskov, Croatia and Poland's leadership within the city.
    • Cahokie: Christianization of the locals continues. Military, navy, infrastructure and economy are built up. Declares war on Spain as France did.
  • Tartary: The nation experiences a brief increase in Siberian expansion this year, led by the agricultural peoples of the Volga or the emigrant Turks, as well as a wave of Sakha and Ket expansion along the main rivers. Much of the northern half of the Yenisey and Lena rivers is already in Tatar hands, while the Ob is entirely under control of the Emperor. The economy begins shrinking because of a bad harvest this year. However, massive development occurs there. The military also begins to be modernised. This turn is dedicated to military expansion.
  • Grand Croatian Bajandom (Velika Hrvatska Bajanovina): Economy turn. Sewerage systems similar to Ragusan ones are built in major towns of the Bajanate. With growing Ragusan influence, and the beginning of further colonization, the navy expands rapidly using much of the Ragusan and also Britannic expertise. Moreover, with the influx of new resources in form of lumber, labour and metals, the navy begins expanding at a fast rate. More and more ships capable of crossing the Atlantic with ease are built. The Sabor intends to restore the glorious naval culture of the Neretva peoples and plans to do so by expanding the navy. The kravata (tie) is more and more used as an accessory. As the war for Hungary ends, some Croats and Hungarians are still unsatisfied as not all was achieved since the spoils of war had to be shared with the Romans.
    • ​Bandom of Croatia: Trade routes are strengthened and the salt mines around Tuzla are explored as well as the salt industry in Pag and Nin. Using irrigation from the Danube, Sava, Drava, Drina, Cetina, Una, Vrbaš, Kupa, Neretva and other rivers the fields in the kingdom are developed, used for crops such as wheat, rye and barley. With trade routes increasing and Croatia entering an era of peace and of stability, the development of new trade ships is issued. The Brothers of the Raven continue spreading their influence in Croatia. Stone mining is furthered as well as the timber industry. The need for these resources rises as urbanization carries on. The navy, under command of the Bajan and the First Admiral is developed due to the purchase of Britannic ships which are inspected and introduced into the Royal War Navy of Croatia or HBRM (Hrvatska Bajanska Ratna Mornarica). Iron ores in Dugopolje, Zenice and at last the 'mud' ore in Vojvodina and eastern Slavonia are to be exploited alongside the silver and copper ores more frequently and of better quality than the iron ores. The exploitation of iron ores in the Lika and Gorski kotar areas continues. The salt industry in Ston is funded by the government. Britannic assistance aids with the naval reform. The influx of resources from Dahomey aids the economy. However, the government makes sure that the gold arriving isn't immediately put on the market in order to control the inflation in the worth of gold. The silver mine in Srebrenica is mined.
    • Polish Bandom (Poljska Banovina): The Polish Bandom grows relatively independently, although a part of the Bajandom, the Polish Saborčić (Little Sabor, also known as Szlachta/Šljahta) works more or less independently within its borders. The Polish Ban is elected by it while the Bajan only confirms him. The issue within Poland are attempted to be handled, and for now things are peaceful again, although some nobles still seem to be plotting something.
    • Czech Bandom (Češka Banovina): The Bandom recovers from the Idiocracy's rule and many nobles gain more power in the nation.
    • Podbanate of Silesia (Šlezijska Podbanovina): The Podbandom's natural resources are highly sought in the rest of the Bajanate which leads to economic growth. The Silesian cultural movement flourishes with aid of the Croats, who aim to make Silesia a region independent from both Poland and the Czech Banate.
    • Podbanate of Dahomej (Podbanovina Dahomej): The natural resources are quickly put to use, such as coconuts, cotton both refined and raw as well as the gold. Finally, the wood industry prospers as materials are needed for new ships that would help keep the connection between Croatia and Dahomey strong.
    • Podbandom of Carantania (Podbanovina Karantanska): Croatization continues, starting with removing any pro-Austrian threats. The idea that Carantania is Slavic since the Carantanian Slavic tribe settled there spreads and is used to bring the Podbandom closer to the Bandom.
    • Isles of the Grand Bajandom (Otoci Velike Bajanovine): The infrastructure is built up.
  • County of Oldenburg: Some Oldenburger troops are allowed to return home, lightening the burden for the government and treasury. A large (for Oldenburg) contingent remains in the war, however, as the Regency Council doesn't want Oldenburg to be seen as slacking off. Neu Norderney (Labrador) expands 2000 px north up the coast. 
  • Kingdom of Bavaria: In 1744, Bavaria expands its economy. National infrastructure is developed. The population continues to rise. Trausnitz continues to be the national capital. In Munchen, Queen Isabell University remains a staple of education in Bavaria. Queen Frances I, aged 43, and her council continue to allow the training of new troops. Several modern warships and trade vessels begin construction at Bremen Port. Modern weaponry make its introduction into Bavaria. In diplomatic news, Bavaria maintains alliances with Hispania, Britannia, France, The Netherlands, Scandinavia, and Rome. In religious news, around 76% of the country adheres to the Western Church, while the rest are either traditional Catholic or Reformist. There has been an uptick of 60% of Bavaro-German primary speakers in Franconia, Saxony, Pomerania, and Brandenburg, and uptick of 85% secondary speakers in those areas. In colonial news, Nei Baiern continues to expand. In economic news, the previously informal, regional Landshut Stock Exchange is given a royal charter and given full benefits of a crown backed enterprise. In political news, Frances I continues to sit at both Bavarian and Austrian privy councils, the separation having occurred in 1668. In industrial news, the effects of industrialization and urbanization begin to be felt in Swabia and Würzburg, where Stuttgart becomes the center of manufacturing and modern production. In parliamentary news, Frances promises the creation of a large Bavaro-Austrian parliament in return for Austrian help in expeditions to Negara Dipa after 1740. A commission of Austrians in Landshut agree to the deal. In other news, Ferdinand von Ingschaft becomes a prominent politician following his success in the Civil War. In demographic news, Frances I issues a 1735 census to be taken. The census is completed in 1736, and reveals that in all Bavarian realms, there are 16,000,000 people. In more depth, 8,500,000 live in Bavaria, 4,750,000 in Austria, 1,500,000 in Brandenburg, 1,000,000 in Pomerania, 75,000 in Bremen Port, and 175,000 in Lubeck. This is a near doubling in population since 1659, itself signalling postive population growth, and a population which maintains health into old age. The Queen's children are: Franz-Hector (born 1732), Joan (born 1735), and Anne (born 1741). The Queens's siblings are: former King Albert V (born 1694, died 1742), and Friedrich-Rudolf (born 1704). The Deutsche Diet is created in 1736, and using her powers as Supreme Chancellor of the Curia Bavaria, places the seat of the Diet in Augsburg, where the historic Imperial Diet also sat. Many Bavarians and Austrians are fine with this placement, being far enough away from Bavarian influence which could corrupt the diet. This new Diet will occupy supremacy over both the Curias Bavaria and Austria, and in essence will act as an Upper House to both regional Curias. In royal news, the body of Franz-Heinrich is transported back to Landshut in order for a funeral to take place there. Frances I, with her two children, attend the solemn ceremony. Concerning the situation in Pomerania, Frances I proposes a solution to the issue of succession. Franz-Hector will indeed become Duke of Pomerania. When he becomes King, a personal union will occur. However, Frances notes, this personal union will only be temporary, for once Franz-Hector has a child, the ducal throne will pass to him or her, preferably him. In effect, the Queen concludes, the Duchy of Pomerania will become a landed title for the heir to the King, much like the Principality of Wales is a title, albeit unlanded, for the English crown prince. The Regency Council of Pomerania respond negatively to the proposal, but seeing as how they conceded the final decision to the Queen, ultimately relent. They announce the Ducal throne will pass to Franz-Hector in two years, when he turns fourteen. The war continues in northern Italy. However, in more positive news, plague seems to have died down in Brandeburg, claiming its last victims early in 1742. In other news, Frances I decrees that whomever the Monarch declares as their crown heir, as is their right to do via the Bavarian Commands, will be granted the Duchy of Pomerania. She mentions this in court in order to iron out confusion concerning the status of the Commands, left shaky since the Queen was able to acquire the Duchy of Pomerania for her son and expected crown heir. The Queen says that all Bavarian monarchs will continue to be able to name their own heirs, however as of 1744, that designated heir will also receive the landed title of Duke of Pomerania. The confusion in detail was caused over hereditary succession in Pomerania. If Franz-Hector becomes Duke, as expected in 1746, he will inherit hereditary lands. When he dies, his throne will thus go to his oldest son, following Pomeranian succession laws. Many courtiers noted that a messy situation will arise if the following Duke is a different person that Franz-Hector's designated crown heir. In this scenario, many foresee the future King/Duke having to give the Duchy to one child, thus following the laws of Pomerania where the Bavarian Commands do not apply, and the Kingdom, where the Commands do apply, to another. The Queen caught on to these concerns, and thus stated that whomever the designated heir is, he or she will also be the Duke or Duchess of Pomerania. In doing this, both the Bavarian Commands and any future personal union between Bavaria and Pomerania will be upheld. However, negative consequences pop up later in the year, especially among the Pomeranian regency council. To them, they see the Queen as demolishing the ancient Salic law of Pomerania, and installing a foreign set of laws instead. In that regard, they are correct. In tying together the Bavarian Commands and the Ducal throne of Pomerania, Frances I effectively knocks down the native Pomeranian succession laws. The Regency council, albeit upset, do not act.
    • Curia Bavaria: The Curia Bavaria, also known as the Bavarian Parliament or Bavarian Diet, continue to operate in the Parliamentary Palace in Landshut. Parliament orders the Bavarian Army to be outfitted in modern uniform and to hold modern weaponry. In political news, the Curia Bavaria continue to implement the Bavarian Commands and Collegiate Writs into a codified, national law. War continues on Hispania.
    • Deutsche Diet: The Deutsche Diet, also known as the German Parliament or German Diet, is established by the decree of Queen Frances I in 1736, and is given a charter that year. The Deutsche Diet declare war on Hispania, thus, proclaim that all Bavarian realms, including Austria, also declare war on Hispania. Felix Manzkari makes an impassioned speech in support of Austrian annexation of Tyrol and Venezia.
    • Curia Austria: Work on the Parliamentary Palace in Vienna finishes. A number of 251 Austrians sit in the Austrian parliament. Most of the laws they pass concern continual relief for Vienna and various infrastructural reconstructions around Austria. The Curia Austria is popular in Vienna, with most welcoming a separate legislative body, while others see it as a Bavarian puppet. New roads continue being constructed. The Curia Austria call for greater legislative power in Austria, and perhaps a large legislature servicing all Bavarian realms, one which would be an upper house while the Curia Bavaria and Curia Austria would be regional lower houses. Frances of Bavaria continues to give support to Austrian parliamentarians. Ferdinand von Ingschaft, in an address to the Curia Austria, petitions Frances I to create a dual Bavaro-Austrian parliament. War continues on Hispania.
    • City of Lübeck: Troops authorized by the Queen continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. The port of Lübeck is expanded and several ships are constructed. War continues on Hispania.
    • Bremen Port: Troops authorized by the Queen continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. Several cogs are constructed, and plans are drafted to construct many larger ships. Several modern warships and trade vessels begin construction at Bremen Port. War continues on Hispania.
    • Kingdom of Austria: Troops authorized by the Queen continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. The Austrian Council is created as an independent privy council for the King. In 1730, Frances is declared Queen of Austria. War continues on Hispania.
    • Duchy of Brandenburg: Troops authorized by Duke Edmund I, aged 41, continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. Poorhouses are established all over Brandenburg in order to aid all those afflicted by the recent destructive war. Edmund I's children are: Edmund (born 1718), Eleanor (born 1722), Albert-Maria (born 1722), Johann (born 1728) Klara (born 1733), and Johanna-Klarice (born 1736). War continues on Hispania.
    • Duchy of Pomerania: Troops authorized by the Regency Council continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. War continues on Hispania. A university, with slight Catholic foundations, is founded in Stettin, which is named the Lady Mary University, after the late Duchess Mary.
    • Royal Bavarian Stock Company: The RBSC, founded in the late fifteenth century, is finally formalized and given a royal charter by King Leopold II in 1662. The RBSC operate chiefly in Landshut, where a stock exchange floor continues to remain active. Branches of the RBSC exist in München, Regensberg, Berlin, and Stettin. In exploratory news, while much of Bavaria is immersed in Civil War, the RBSC decides to fund expeditions into Indonesia, particularly around Borneo and the tribelands of Negara Dipa. In 1732, the investors of the RBSC put forth a combined total of 500,000 reichstalers in the construction of ships, training of private troops, and a military expedition into Negara Dipa next year. Conflict is expected to occur in coming decades.
    • New Bavaria: The colony of Nei Baiern continues to expand in population. Katharinas-Hafen, Franznacken, Bayreuth, Nei Regens, and Regenholz all expand by the end of the year. Houses and shops in each settlement continue being built. Jülichsberg and Wittlesberg both expand. Nei Baiern expands 750 km. The militias and shops are developed. A small logging and fishing town is founded north of Wilhelmsbaum island, on the mainland. The settlement, mainly populated by Saxons, comes to be called Regenholz. War continues on Hispania. New Bavaria joins France and many other nations invading Mexico.
    • Pearl River: The outpost of Perlefluss is established. A capital is expected to be constructed over the next few years. The capital of Pearl River is established, which the settlers name Perlefluss (Pearl River) after the outpost itself. War continues on Hispania. Pearl River joins France and many other nations invading Mexico.
  • Roman Empire: The Empire continues to prosper in this time of peace. The economy continues to grow as the trade networks across the Empire become more solidified and trade networks outside of the Empire continue to expand, particularly in eastern Asia and Borealia. The military and the navy continue to train, practice and learn new techniques as they are discovered. The military eventually rises to about 200,000 trained soldiers, although not all of those soldiers are on duty all the time for economic concerns. Troops of all ethnicities are trained to keep the army diverse and the ethnic groups unified. The various Archonates continue being integrated with new infrastructure, new trade connections, and a newly increasing sense of Roman "identity." Some expansionists begin to wonder why Egypt has not yet been added to the Empire as a full Archonate yet, although the Emperor assures them that it will happen. The reign of John IX has been relatively peaceful and prosperous, with minimal incidents. An attempted overthrow happened, but that was short and rapidly crushed by the army. The policy toward the Turks, numbering about two million out of an Empire of 23 million, remains the same, and a few hundred to a thousand Turks are estimated to leave the Empire each year. Cities like Ancyra, Nicaea and Ephesus continue to grow, further fortifying Roman control over western Anatolia. Military outposts along the border with the Damascan Sultanate are constructed and fortified, as the Emperor notices that there are now no buffer states between the two rising powers. Influence in vassal states continues to grow, and the Roman political and economic sphere continues to expand and consolidate its gains. The Empire continues to prosper, as trade begins to further expand and grow in eastern Asia as well as the Americas. This trade brings in considerable revenue for the Empire, allowing it to keep its military and government well funded. Religion in the Empire is another factor, and with both Alexandria and Constantinople under control as well as the tombs of four of the Apostles, income from donations and other religious aspects also helps. The influence of the patriarchs of Constantinople and Alexandria also begin to rise, taking advantage of the religious growth and piety in the Empire. The offer of the Nubians is accepted. With the increasing tensions in Europe because of the British Civil War, the military is mobilized. With the war breaking out in Europe, Rome joins the coalition and declares war on the Spanish Empire, invading Sicily and Italy and also sending troops to do battle in the Borealian Theatre.
    • Reme: The colony continues to prosper from the growth of cash crops and their export. Along with the native issue, some troops and militia as well as allied natives join in the fight to defeat the raiders and conquer their lairs. The native states are defeated and their lands placed under military occupation pending an increase of relations and better governance. The issues with the pirates begins to come to the attention of the colonial government, and steps are taken in order to cut down on piracy, including increased patrols. Increasing bureaucracy in the colonies is careful to facilitate cordial relations between the natives and colonists. Economic growth, particularly in Antillia, drives the colonization process further. Cooperation with the natives increases to further protect the mainland colonies, while better fortifications and shipyards are constructed in order to better protect the colonies. The native Creek royalty are captured after the war, and surprisingly are not executed. The royal family of the Creek is instead ordered to govern their people who reside in Roman territory in much the same manner as other native royalty in Roman Borealia. The population starts to grow further thanks to better healthcare, more food, and an expanding economy. With the events taking place in the colony of Hamburg not going as planned, the Romans are forced to react and increase the military activity of the colonies. Major port cities are given forts and extra fortifications while more troops and ships are sent to the colonies. Reme itself is further protected by two forts bristling with cannon. 
    • Egypt: Egypt begins to recover from the war. With almost all of the Muslim inhabited lands of the state stripped from it, Egypt is now mostly Christian, although the rights of the Muslims remaining are not infringed upon. Food begins to be grown again, and this helps the population recover from ages of war. The Roman military garrison largely maintains order, while a 25,000 man Egyptian force is trained to help protect the nation and the canal. The Grigius family returns from Greece to rule over Egypt once again, and they are met with some enthusiasm. The previous royal family is deposed from ruling but they are not harmed and are allowed to maintain their nobility, as relatives to the current king. Other nobles who were loyal keep their nobility, and commoners who remained loyal to Rome are given nobility and automatic citizenship. As the population continues to grow, it centers around the cities of Alexandria, Damietta, Luxor, and the newly refounded Berenice. Alexandria becomes a shining city on the banks of the sea and the Nile, and it is widely admired. Berenice is growing well, and the trade from India and China makes the city expand much more quickly. Large ships are sent around the Cape of Africa to serve as trade ships at Berenice. The population still remains mostly agricultural at this time. The revolt of the border town is easily put down by the military occupation force, but the lesson of the revolt is not lost on the Occupation Force and most of the Imperial government. Steps are taken to prevent or otherwise cut off revolts when they start, and as such some of the cultural laws and ideas initiated in the previous period of Roman rule are to be restored, with the rest restored over time. With the problems of the canal, the Roman military occupation and the native Egyptian military set up patrols along sections of the canal to ensure that raids are not too damaging. At the same time, the military tries to pinpoint the origins of these raids and take them out at the root. Military and economic growth and stability is the next major project for the Egyptian government. Egyptian officers are trained at military academies in Roman cities such as Constantinople, Adrianople and Sparta while Egyptian merchants are invested in and trained by Roman merchants. By now, most of the institutions of the Egyptian state have been rebuilt to some degree and are firmly integrated with their Roman counterparts.
    • Georgia: The Roman military occupation is largely frowned upon by the locals. However, the locals do approve of some aspects. They do approve of Roman occupation rather than Damascan occupation, and the fact that the Bagrationi Dynasty still rules earns some decent respect for Roman authority. Roman authorities work with the Bagrationi Dynasty to help bring improvements to the region and its people. Infrastructure is repaired from the war and new roads and buildings are constructed to benefit both the occupation and the native people. To help earn the loyalty of the native population, the Laz people, related to the Georgians themselves, are persuaded to gradually move from their homeland in northern Anatolia to join their brothers in Georgia. The existing Georgian navy is enrolled into the Imperial Navy while new Georgian merchants and military officers are enrolled in education programs to better integrate them with existing Imperial systems.
    • Armenia: The country of Armenia faces a bit of a problem. The Roman occupation force, as a general precaution, did not allow the Bragationi family remain in control of both Armenia and Georgia. As such, the need for a royal was the first challenge to be addressed. After much consideration in the Imperial court of Constantinople, it is decided that the Lusignan Dynasty of former Cyprus and Armenian Cicilia will take the throne, as some yet still live in Constantinople and have displayed considerable loyalty to the Empire a few decades after the fall of Cyprus. The new dynasty is enthroned on New Years Day, and the new king and the Roman occupation force begin eagerly in making Armenia a safe and prosperous place. Merchants and military officers are trained in ways similar to their Georgian counterparts, while border posts are constructed along the southern border with the Damascan Sultanate. In contrast with the Georgians, the Armenians are relatively glad to have Roman rule, as the Damascans directly invaded Armenia and threatened the populace.
    • Bulgaria: The change in rulership of Bulgaria comes as a mixed blessing by the Bulgarian people. While they are grateful that the Romans have allowed a new Bulgarian Tsar to be crowned and rule from Tarnovo, they are also somewhat upset to be cut from Vlachia, which had been a major cultural influence upon them for some time. With the new Roman management Bulgarians are free to explore their native culture as they see fit once again, although some of the traditions that they learned from the Vlachians are still maintained. The Romans step in to help the Bulgarians recover from the war and the previous stagnation suffered under the Dacians, and Roman merchants and military officers travel to Tarnovo and other major cities of the new country in order help train their Bulgarian counterparts.
  • The Kingdom of Navarre begins to implement a system of government similar to that of Britannia, incorporating the old Fueros of the Kingdom of Navarre. Additionally, a silver-based currency, the libra esterlinak begins to be minted in exchange for Spanish reales, which are melted down and exchanged out into the population. Meanwhile, agricultural efficiency is improved as a sort of uneasy peace has settled over much of Navarre. Industry continues to pick up in Bilbao, despite the war, in order to help provide goods for Britannia and France.
  • Yunnan: The Yunnanese continue to invest the modest income from exports into infrastructure. They also continue improving the defensive fortifications of Yunnan.
  • In Pskov, the GDP rises along with average wages. The Inter-Republic Road network is officially opened. The Science and technology aspect of Pskov is not overlooked either. As prosperity in the nation increases, the amount of money and new people investing in institutions of higher learning. As such, the various schools that existed in Nizhegorodsk-Na-Narve unite and form the "University of Nizhegorodsk", beginning a rivalry between it and Pskov. The Grand Senate meets again and discusses the issue of the war in Spain extensively, and end by giving the ultimate decision on whether or not to prolong neutrality (especially in lieu of the riots) to the Electoral council, who is to meet later this year to decide to reaffirm or oust Supreme Prince (and Bajan) Ivan. Another big thing to happen this year is the approval of an all-union flag, a red-blue-white tricolour (OTL Russian Flag), with white representing Finnic peoples, Red representing Germanic peoples, and Blue representing Slavic peoples, all represented in equal bands to show unity and equality of all in the UK. During this year's Electoral Council meeting, the Issue of HIspania becomes a hot topic of debate and the council ends by re-affirming Bajan of Croatia as Supreme Prince. The Volunteer Batallions grow even more unexpectedly, as professional soldiers in the Prussian and Latvian armies join them, creating two separate batallions. They are officialy designated as part of the "Croatian army" to try to maintain at least mediocre relations with Hispania, but remind them that while they have a military base in Nizhegorodsk-Na-Narve, those places can be very easily burned. General Karl Hohenzollern, leads the 1st Batallion to Zlatobrezhie, so that the force can plan to attack in the invasion of Spanish Africa after talking it over with Croatian military leadership. The second is given to the invasion of Hispania proper. The Pskovians wwant to incourage immigration from russia, and are somewhat more successful with the Muscovite serfs, who can move around freely with their landlord's consent. This puts much issues with the leadership of Novgorod and Muscovy, who think Pskov is just looking for a fight. The Ruble is becoming more and more used and is becoming the unofficial currency of Russia. The idea of currency reform, to reform it to a decimal system is put out, in order to simplify much trade (even though it is already simple enough with multiples of 20). Zlatobrezhie becomes more and more wealthy as more people get used to over 100 years of Pskovian governance. The Pskov Imperial Company appoints Anton Grigorich Volinskiy as the head of the Pirate Hunting initiative. After much pressure, The Pskov Imperial Company strengthens the defences of the Pskovian Isles, and decides to offer pirates an official pardon for their crimes, so long as they give up their ship and riches, and return to Europe to live their lives as common civilians. However, if caught a second time, there would be no pardon and they would be turned over to the colony they were captured closest to, to await their fate.
    • The Federal Republic of Eesti upgrades its naval capabilities and military. The integration of many people go as planned ... anyway, stuff happens and things. The Grand Summit is a great success, as after much heated debate, and more than one near-stormout, the Pskov Concordat is agreed upon when the Council of Nations is added as an upper house to the General Assembly, in no small part due to the efforsts of Vice-Consul Peeter Vaino and Peaminister Elmar Lepmets, who both endorse the agreement (with Vice-Consul Peeter signing it), and present it as the perfect solution to the Riigikogu of the Federal Republic, whom they ask for approval. Before the Christmas reprieve, the Riigikogy ratifies the Concordat with a 84-16 vote. The Road network continues being built and worked on.
    • Latvia works on its economy and improving the GDP.
    • In Lithuania, the military is improved by purchasing weaponry from Pskov and stuff. The Prime Minster attends the Grand Summit. The Pskov Concordat is ratified.
    • In the United Republic of Prussia and Danzig benefits from the de facto free trade with Croatia begin to show and grow its economy, GDP, and average wages, as Prussian merchants, quick to capitalize on the downfall of aristocratic privileges in favour of wealth privileges (that many nobles got because they were also wealthy, and those that were did not care for the fate of the "lesser" nobility). König - Statthalter Willhelm Hohenzollern and Chancellor Albert Ackerman, both present the Pskov Concordat to be ratified, both having signed it in person. The Bundestag passes the bill with a 60-40 majority, many unsure of the exact powers the Grand Senate will have.
    • The Belarussian Military is improved as the Road network continues being built. After the Grand Summit, Knyaz-Namestnik Dmitri Shevchenko, and Glava-Dumi Nikolai Prakazov, having signed the Pskov Concordat, both endorse the document and emplore the Duma to ratify it. The Pskov Concordat is ratified.

1745

The various Chinese states and peoples begin to migrate back to their traditional ways rather than those of the Spanish after the Spanish begin to lose their outposts and trade connections there to the Japanese.

  • Duchy of Hamburg: Hamburg expands its infrastructure, and its subjects expand their economies. Trade with the Hawaiian natives continues despite the war, with captured ports in the southern Philippines providing new mid-points. Sophiastadt, New Rügen (otl Nelson, New Zealand) continues to play host to new waves of settlers and traders, and good relations with the Maori are maintained.
  • I highly doubt that Hamburg could maintain a grasp in New Zealand...
  • This is coming from a person who owns no mid-point between Europe and New Zealand, also the only other person in New Zealand, and also probably the most biased person against Hamburg. Also, I, unlike Scandinavia, own several points between Europe and New Zealand where ships can stop and re-supply.
  • Don't play the biased card. Your economy is in tatters after the war with Hispania.
  • Tatters? No, my overall role in the war in small, they could've won without me, easily managed by my economy which has been larger than ever. Part of it is aided by the increased Baltic trade, thanks in part to you. I will also not recognize the retcons until it is done so, or supported, by a neutral mod. Face it, you have benefits from retconning my trading post there, which makes you biased. Not to mention our past conflicts.
  • You're at war with a major power, as is much of Europe. All members of this war are being penalized (or have been by mod events). The economic state of anyone entering this war is going to be a bit damaged, Hamburg included. Ignoring retcons is a really good way to get banned, though.
  • If precedent is to be followed, though, you don't have the power to retcon when you gain from it. If it was retconned by a neutral mod--Sine, MP, Andy, Sky, Eip, etc.--then I would be willing to accept it, but not from someone who meets the very definition of "biased" to the letter. Besides, operating a single trading town when re-supply and support from established cities right next door in Australia isn't exactly the most expensive thing in the world.
  • Great Manchu Empire (Personal Union With Japan): With the sudden death of the previous Emperor, his eldest son-in-law Horiyōshi Yokohama III succeeded the throne and acquired the position of Emperor of the Manchu Empire. One of his first decisions was to establish a tax system to extract tax from the people but to also make sure that not too much pressure was put upon the peasants. The Emperor was keen on improving the agricultural status in the state, and crops such as maize, wheat, rice, sorghum and soy beans were cultivated and harvested to also make sure that hunger was eradicated from the state. The herding of horses and cattle benefited the Manchu to a great extent with the Manchu being amongst the top exporters of milk in China. Trade with Korea, Imperium of Heaven and Japan proved beneficial as Manchu exported agricultural goods - especially lumber - to these states. Meanwhile, a major port was constructed to handle foreign trade to prevent illegal trading which would otherwise have a disastrous effect on the economy. Meanwhile, a large army of roughly 300,000 men was raised to defend the state from any foreign invasion with the soldiers handed light matchlock muskets snaphaunces, and with pikes equipped to be used while charging upon the enemy. Therefore, importance was given to the production of firearms and gunpowder. The infantry was equipped with daggers and swords to be utilised in close combat against the enemy and horses as well as carts were used for the transportation of supplies. Major forts were constructed in the North to defend against any invasion that would otherwise sweep through Manchuria. The Manchu Emperor, having closely observed the rapid development of Japan, started to promote education to copy the west. Many eunuchs who opposed this decision were put to death and eventually, the system of eunuchs was put down to prevent any power from opposing the Emperor. The Emperor ordered an increase in the teaching of subjects such as Biology, Chemistry and especially on developing new firearms and many firearms imported from Hispania were reverse-engineered to create identical copies. On the orders of Emperor Horiyōshi Yokohama III, the people were now converted to Shintoism and mass Shinto Temples were built. Meanwhile, we purchase battleships from Japan and build up our navy. Major military reforms are brought and a paramilitary force referred to as the Manchu Guards is initiated. The paramilitary comprising of 50,000 guards swear allegiance to the Emperor and are ordered to put down any rebellion swiftly and without mercy. Large scale trade continues with Sichuan and the two nations are slowly and gradually brought closer. Meanwhile, Emperor Horiyoshi Yokohama III died and was succeeded by Yamamoto Yokohama IV. Japanese culture was gradually adopted by the people. [Mil/Eco Turn]
    • Shangjingkou: The state - being agriculturally strong - had numerous agricultural projects initiated and crops such as maize, wheat, rice, sorghum and soy beans were cultivated and harvested to also make sure that hunger was eradicated from the state, and moreover these goods were exported to other Chinese states. The herding of horses and cattle benefited the Manchu to a great extent with the Manchu being amongst the top exporters of milk in China. Meanwhile, a major port was constructed to handle foreign trade to prevent illegal trading which would otherwise have a disastrous effect on the economy. Major forts were constructed in the North to defend against any invasion that would otherwise sweep through Manchuria. The Manchu Emperor, having closely observed the rapid development of Japan, started to promote education to copy the west. On the orders of Emperor Horiyōshi Yokohama III, the people were now converted to Shintoism and mass Shinto Temples were built. Meanwhile, we purchased battleships from Japan and built up our navy, eventually preparing a navy of 100 ships. Moreover, we adopt Japanese culture and promote Shinto. [Mil/Eco Turn]
    • Kingdom of Lanzhou: With the conquest of Lanzhou, a local leadership is set up. The people are treated with mercy, and all the positions that were held prior to the war would still be held. With the exception of nobles and the royal family, which, however, were to be replaced. Much more modern weaponry was flowed into Lanzhou and a militia consisting of 5000 men was established to look after the state security. Moreover, we adopt Japanese culture and promote Shinto. [Mil/Eco Turn]
    • Hailar Khaganate: Prince Qing Aisin Gioro Dorgon introduced a series of reforms which included support of settlement, ordering the people to put a halt to their nomadic lifestyles. Moreover, Prince Qing Aisin Gioro Dorgon supported the construction of schools in order to spread western knowledge to the rural areas and to educate the people. Meanwhile, a paramilitary consisting of 500 men was set up to maintain law and order in the state, and a system of spies had been established to eradicate opposition to Manchu rule. The native Mongol people were treated generously, but all those that had fought against the Manchu in the war were sent to work in the fields although this did mean that the populace did not take part in cultivation and harvest of crops. To modify the trade route present in the state, Dorgon initiated the start of the road system to link the trade route and by now, up to 5000 men were recruited into the military. On the orders of Emperor Horiyōshi Yokohama III, the people were now converted to Shintoism and mass Shinto Temples were built and we adopt Japanese culture. Crops were cultivated to feed the poor, and a trade system had been established to trade with the Mangut Nivkh Tribes. [Mil/Eco Turn]
  • Empire of Japan (Personal Union With Manchuria): The military/economy is built up. Horiyōshi Yokohama III, late one night, decides to engage in intercourse with one of his courtwomen. However, getting overly exited and aroused, he suffers a heart attack from exhaustion. His son, Yamamota Yokohama IV, takes power, now being the Emperor of Japan and Manchuria. A notification is sent to Manchuria that due to these recent unfortunate events, the emperor will have to come to throne in Japan, ruling both nations from there. Merchants, seeking to make the lives of the disorganized Small Kingdoms better, found the port city of Yantai to trade the Chinese food in order to make life easier on them. The fire, know to the people of Japan as the Great Fire, makes many people move away from the city, into Japan's colonies and vassals such as Manchuria, and Taiwan. Now that Manchuria is owned by Yokohama III, the nation rejoices, now being under a Japanese monarchs rule. Meanwhile, merchants in the Philippines, on their way to the southern islands, steer off course on their way there. His companions and their leader, Hideak Kotohito, freak out, until they land at the OTL location of Biak. The town of OTL Biak is claimed for Japan, already serving as a trading post with the natives. The island is settled, creating the first colonial settlement for the Empire of Japan. The emperor is praised upon, with the magical number 2000 being used everywhere. After exploring north for a couple years to find alternate trade different from Hispania, Japanese and Ainu merchants make first contact with the Kiamukut Band on the Alaskan coast. The merchants did not understand the Inuits well, but they were escorted by fishers to the Grand Chief. As a sign if friendship between them, the merchants offer many gifts to him, being given Inuit food, cloth, shelter, and warmth in return. Because of this, troops are sent into the war against the Ming. A few Japanese settlers, looking to become the first contenders in the Alaskan trade, travel north to establish a colony on OTL St Lawrence Island. Ainu is annexed into Japan, in which a feast is held for both of the leaders of the two nations. However, Yamamoto Yokohama IV, afraid of losing trading rights in Kiatumgutai, sends a diplomat to the Tartary asking for trading rights in where they have settled. [MODERATOR RESPONSE]. Meanwhile, Yamamoto Yokohama IV adopts a 12 year old Manchu boy, to show the people how much he cares about his empire. Vassalation of the Kiamikgut Band is halted due to the war with Hispania. Seeing the Port city of Heinan take aggressive action against us in our current war in the North China Sea, the vassal of Vietnam is called into duty, launching an invasion of the port city with the 320,000 troops in the area. As for Shandong taking direct action against the Great Manchu Empire and the Empire of Japan, war is declared upon them as well, with 175,000 more Manchu troops called off of the military reserve as well as 75,000 troops from the Haligar Khatanate, bringing it into the war as well as the Manchu vassal in China, which supplies about 90,000 troops to the war effort. Japan accepts the alliance offer of SiChuan.
    • Japanese Manchuria (Port of Japan): The military/economy is built up. The port finishes construction, and is now open for service. More settlers come, mostly from survivors from the great fire, to build ships for Japan. The project of 9 larger ships is now complete, and another one of 20 frigates is planned to be finished by 1700.
    • Yantai (Port of Japan): The military/economy is built up. The port city of Yantai is founded to feed the people of the Small Kingdoms, and to spread Shinto missionaries throughout China. Though, after a few small skirmishes with the locals, no expansion of the city occurs. As the economy begins to drop with fewer Chinese and Spanish merchants coming in Yamamoto Yokohama IV asks the Chinese Warlord states X and Y to defend China in the case of any non-local emerging power rises in the area. To spice up the deal, Japan-Manchuria offers 70 lbs of silver to every state that joins, with economic bonuses coming long term. [NEUTRAL MOD RESPONSE].
    • Formosa (Vassal of Japan): The military/economy is built up. Now that the war is over, The old Taiwanese state now controls all of Taiwan. A huge wave of settlers come, mostly survivors from the great fire, settle in Taiwan to start up a new life and to build ships/farm for Japan.
    • Vietnam: The military/economy is built up. A law is passed that makes all teenagers get two-year compulsory military training and then a five-year military term. While training, the people are exposed to Shinto, and some convert because they have lost faith in Buddhism. While not many do, the number seems to increase slightly every years, about 5000 doing so. Shinto missionaries are also sent to North Vietnam to help the people convert, or at least tolerate Shinto. The conversion rate continues to rise, with help asked from Korea to send missionaries to help rise these rates even more to convert them. Foreign troops are moved into the area, to help keep the area centralized and under control. The Governments of Vietnam are now under one.
    • Biak: Expands by 20 px.
    • Kiatumgutai: As the new Alaskan market opens up, about eight more people flock to the area to try to make money in the area. The colony expands by 5 px.
  • The Kingdom of Navarre begins to implement a system of government similar to that of Britannia, incorporating the old Fueros of the Kingdom of Navarre. Additionally, a silver-based currency, the libra esterlinak begins to be minted in exchange for Spanish reales, which are melted down and exchanged out into the population. Meanwhile, agricultural efficiency is improved as a sort of uneasy peace has settled over much of Navarre. Industry continues to pick up in Bilbao, despite the war, in order to help provide goods for Britannia and France.
  • '​'Suri Empire: After taking a long hiatus from worldy affairs, the new Sultan, Fadeel Khan Lari, announces that his father passed in 1719 from pneumonia. The Sultan also introduces his new wife to the world, Queen Jaali. Sultan Fadeel Khan Lari offers his 14 year old daughter, 'Izzah, to the new sultan of the Damascan Sultanate. Festivals are prepared to celebrate the continuation of the union between these two nations. The Empire continues friendly relations with the Damascan Sultanate and Urdustan. We start building back up our military after much of the army was disbanded during the Great Peace. The Sultan, in his infinte wisdom, implements a new style of military. This new army will be trained in the ways of war, but after training, will return to their civilian lives. In times where the nation is in danger, this force will rally and defend its nation. Islam still holds a strong grasp over the Empire. With the war against Spain still raging, the Sultan keeps 90,000 of Suri's army while integrating 60,000 of the recently arrived Damascan forces. Using the revolts in his Tibetan provinces as a way to show the might of His Majesties newly trained National Guard, he sends 3000 peacekeepers to the Chagatai region. The soldiers are given new instructions. In early Spring, they begin rounding up all protestors and sending them to various prisons across the empire. After the Spring Purification, anyone who continues to defy the Sultan is to be publically executed. The Sultan's province in Tibet is turned into a military state until further notice. The Sultan sends a fresh batallion, to support the initial 3000, to Chagatai.
    • Marwar (Vassal of Suri Empire): Military is expanded. Economic supplies are sent to Suri Proper. Positive trading continued with Urudustan.
    • Delhi (Vassal of Suri Empire): Military is expanded. Economic supplies are sent to Suri Proper. Positive trading continued with Urudustan.
    • Multan (Vassal of Suri Empire): Military is expanded. Economic supplies are sent to Suri Proper. Positive trading continued with Urudustan.
    • Ladakh (Vassal of Suri Empire): Military is expanded. Economic supplies are sent to Suri Proper. Positive trading continued with Urudustan.
    • Port Hejaz (Red Sea): Military is expanded. Economic supplies are sent to Suri Proper. Positive trading continued with Rome and Damascan Sultanate. The wāli orders the construction of 20 new ships (Turn One of Ten).
    • Port Bagorai (Indonesia): The newly appointed wāli orders the construction of new trading ships. Positive trading with the Dutch and Demak Sultanate continues.
  • Portugal: Continues a notable buildup in military strength and allows for a vigorous training program of the existing military forces attempting to train them up heavily. Meanwhile, the administration continues to be reformed, and agriculture and commerce are encouraged. Meanwhile, Portugal continues to develop its navy. Meanwhile, the colony in Lenhame continues exporting wheat to Portugal. Meanwhile, trade intensifies in the African coast. Meanwhile, Santa Cruz and São Sebastião expand by 5000 sq km each.
  • Duchy of Brittany: John XI of Montfort comes to power after his brother, Francis V dies. As an established lord in the town of Rennes at the age of 52, he already is popular within the Duchy as a fair ruler and capable administrator. His first act as king is to remove much of the unnecessary antiquated remnants of the feudal system left over in the semi-backwards Duchy with the goal of transforming it into a modern kingdom eventually. This enrages much of the local nobility, but they are pacified with bribes and the military which is improved heavily over the year, as many modern weapons are imported and generals are educated in modern tactics. Fearing a French invasion, John moves the capital from Loire which is literally sitting on the border with France to the more centrally located town of Rennes. What navy that Brittany does have is nationalized and placed in the new seaport of Brest, located in a defensible harbor. After many failed colonies, King John XI decides to grant a charter to the Breton East India Company and it becomes the Royal Breton Indies Company, and a commercial port is established by the name of Porzh-Yann (Port John) at the confluence of the Scorff and Blavent rivers (OTL Lorient). Efforts to encourage the Breton language are applauded, and the standardization process goes smoothly. Alongside the cultural revolution that is going on in Brittany, an agricultural revolution begins with improved crop rotation techniques, improvement of fertilizer, and the final decline in feudal land usage allow the agricultural output in the nation to grow in leaps and bounds, especially in the less remote and more fertile eastern region of the nation. The Royal Breton Indies company begins scouting the Moluccas and by the end of the year, the small outpost of Naoned Navez (New Nantes) is established on the island of Banda Besar in the tiny Banda Islands in the Moluccas, the world's only source of nutmeg, mace, and a major producer of cloves. Steam power spreads from France to Brittany and people begin moving into the rapidly-expanding cities of Loire, Rennes, and Porzh-Yann. We offer to marry John's daughter Mari to Prince Fredrich-Rudolf of Bavaria.
    Bandas

    The Banda Islands.

  • Nubia: The military continues to train loyal troops to fight for the nation. Cities continue to rebuild themselves like European cities. Ports expand to fit more ships. A big library is continuing being built in the capital city. It will store books from around the world. The first university in the country is continuing being built in the capital city. Our military continues to expand 100 px southwest. Walls and outposts around the capital city are continuing being built. Now that Nubia is unified, we continue to centralize the nation. Due to revolts continuing to happen in Yemen, we continue to watch who comes into our nation carefully.
  • Korea: Korea continues to build up its military. Meanwhile, more Taoist, Neo-Confucian and Buddhist temples are built. Taoism rises in popularity and gains more followers. Regular (read: not Imperial) Shinto gains a few more followers as well, mainly along the coastline in Southeastern Korea, particularly in Busan, Jejudo, Ulsan, and the coastal cities and coastal towns of Southern Gyeongsang Province. Mahayana Tao-Shintoism also continues to grow, and begins gaining followers from the areas where Shinto is growing, with some Shintoists switching to Mahayana Tao-Shintoism. A few Shinto missionaries from Jejudo help out Japan in Vietnam to bring Shinto there. The colony of Haejagang (해자강) expands by 500 sq km.
  • County of Oldenburg: War continues. Painters and sculptors really take to the new Uberfulltigkeit style, and many works, both war-related and non-war-related are made. Taxes remain high, and the hitherto marginal calls for more democratic representation in the Landtag become more mainstream in the inns and taverns of the capital. The Regency Council, whilst not entirely opposed to the idea of Landtag reform, makes it clear that no such reform will be forthcoming until at least the end of the war. 
  • Yunnan: The Yunnanese continue to invest the modest income from exports into infrastructure. They also continue improving the defensive fortifications of Yunnan.
  • Grand Croatian Bajandom (Velika Hrvatska Bajanovina): Economy turn. Sewerage systems similar to Ragusan ones are built in major towns of the Bajanate. With growing Ragusan influence, and the beginning of further colonization, the navy expands rapidly using much of the Ragusan and also Britannic expertise. Moreover, with the influx of new resources in form of lumber, labour and metals, the navy begins expanding at a fast rate. More and more ships capable of crossing the Atlantic with ease are built. The Sabor intends to restore the glorious naval culture of the Neretva peoples and plans to do so by expanding the navy. The kravata (tie) is more and more used as an accessory. As the war for Hungary ends, some Croats and Hungarians are still unsatisfied as not all was achieved since the spoils of war had to be shared with the Romans.Ivan Torkvat Karlović I. passes away of old age on 30th March. During the sede vacante a new law passes which allows all members of noble families in the Croatia to be elected for the title of Bajan. The new Bajan is elected on 11th July of the same year. Pavao Bartol Bunić from Ragusa is elected as Bajan and styled in the following manner: "His Most High Excellency, Bajan Pavao Bartlo Bunić, Bajan of the Grand Croatian Bajandom, Ban of the Croatian Bandom, Ban of the Czech Bandom, Ban of the Silesian Bandom, Ban of Goa, Ban of Čudoljubovo, Banovac of Dahomey, Lord of the Eastern Adriatic and Master of Hercules' Pillars."
    • ​Bandom of Croatia: Trade routes are strengthened and the salt mines around Tuzla are explored as well as the salt industry in Pag and Nin. Using irrigation from the Danube, Sava, Drava, Drina, Cetina, Una, Vrbaš, Kupa, Neretva and other rivers the fields in the kingdom are developed, used for crops such as wheat, rye and barley. With trade routes increasing and Croatia entering an era of peace and of stability, the development of new trade ships is issued. The Brothers of the Raven continue spreading their influence in Croatia. Stone mining is furthered as well as the timber industry. The need for these resources rises as urbanization carries on. The navy, under command of the Bajan and the First Admiral is developed due to the purchase of Britannic ships which are inspected and introduced into the Royal War Navy of Croatia or HBRM (Hrvatska Bajanska Ratna Mornarica). Iron ores in Dugopolje, Zenice and at last the 'mud' ore in Vojvodina and eastern Slavonia are to be exploited alongside the silver and copper ores more frequently and of better quality than the iron ores. The exploitation of iron ores in the Lika and Gorski kotar areas continues. The salt industry in Ston is funded by the government. Britannic assistance aids with the naval reform. The influx of resources from Dahomey aids the economy. However, the government makes sure that the gold arriving isn't immediately put on the market in order to control the inflation in the worth of gold. The silver mine in Srebrenica is mined.
    • Polish Bandom (Poljska Banovina): The Polish Bandom grows relatively independently, although a part of the Bajandom, the Polish Saborčić (Little Sabor, also known as Szlachta/Šljahta) works more or less independently within its borders. The Polish Ban is elected by it while the Bajan only confirms him. The issue within Poland are attempted to be handled, and for now things are peaceful again, although some nobles still seem to be plotting something.
    • Czech Bandom (Češka Banovina): The Bandom recovers from the Idiocracy's rule and many nobles gain more power in the nation.
    • Banate of Silesia (Šlezijska Banovina): The Bandom's natural resources are highly sought in the rest of the Bajanate which leads to economic growth. The Silesian cultural movement flourishes with aid of the Croats, who aim to make Silesia a region independent from both Poland and the Czech Banate.
    • Podbanate of Dahomej (Podbanovina Dahomej): The natural resources are quickly put to use, such as coconuts, cotton both refined and raw as well as the gold. Finally, the wood industry prospers as materials are needed for new ships that would help keep the connection between Croatia and Dahomey strong.
    • Podbandom of Carantania (Podbanovina Karantanska): Croatization continues, starting with removing any pro-Austrian threats. The idea that Carantania is Slavic since the Carantanian Slavic tribe settled there spreads and is used to bring the Podbandom closer to the Bandom.
    • Isles of the Grand Bajandom (Otoci Velike Bajanovine): The infrastructure is built up.
  • The Nehilaw begin to rebuild from the civil war. Most damage was focused in coastal areas, and much of the destroyed infrastructure is replaced with more modern versions. The navy continues to expand to prevent another landing, with many ships constructed both on Gichigami and on the Adelheid Sea. The army, made up largely of peasant rebels, re-arms and modernizes, with infantry being replaced by cavalry. The government begins working toward achieving a longtime foreign policy goal, free passage along the Cahokie River, by improving relations with nearby nations along the river. All vassals improve military and economy. The Nehilaw withdraw from the war against Spain with no prospect of gaining anything.
  • Demak Sultanate: Sultan Adi leads the people in centralizing and becoming more Sunni Muslim. We reaffirm our alliances with the United Islamic Nations promising full support in return of full support. We continue trading heavily with the Suri Empire and Urdustan. The land given to the Suri Empire is openly bordered now, allowing people to move in and out of the border lines freely. We spread Islam throughout the Indonesian islands. Our military and navy is expanded as we receive economic support from Suri Empire. Our population increases. We reaffirm our alliance with the Dutch. We reaffirm their claims to Brunei and Pagabar. Trade is emphasized within the realm, as well as maintaining our massive navy. We start to recover from the war, even though we barely participated. 

Andean Monarchy: With the end of the War and the expansion of the Inca, the Peruvian Confederation, under the French, reforms into the Andean Monarchy. Tawantinsuyu remains the head nation in the Monarchy, and is the most populous at eight million people. It also houses the largest City: Cuzco, which has roughly 170,000 people. Military, economy and navy improve. Huascar II and his Lesser Kings oversee the creation of the Union of Hesperia and Borrelia, we invite the Nehilaw to join the Union as the first nonfounding nation.

  • Empire du Chimor: Under the Andean Monarchy and French Rule, the nation of Chimor continues to grow. Population stands at roughly three million and continues to grow. French migration into the region increases as the nation is absorbed into the French sphere. Military, economy and navy improve.
  • Empire du Chiribaya: Under the Andean Monarchy and French Rule, the nation of Chimor continues to grow. Population stands at roughly three million and continues to grow. French migration into the region increases as the nation is absorbed into the French sphere. Military, economy and navy improve.
  • Empire du Collaquyimbya: Under the Andean Monarchy and French Rule, the nation of Chimor continues to grow. Population stands at roughly 300,000 and continues to grow. French migration into the region increases as the nation is absorbed into the French sphere. Military, economy and navy improve.
  • Viceroyalty of Chile: Formerly a part of New Spain, the new nation is brought into the Andean Monarchy. With a population just under one million, the nation sees a new economic system under the Inca that greatly benefits the economy. Military, economy and navy improve. Spanish still makes up a majority in the region.
  • Domain of Tiwanaku: Formally a part of New Spain, the new nation is brought into the Andean Monarchy. With a population just under 100,000, the nation sees a new economic system under the Inca that greatly benefits the economy. Military, economy and navy improve. Spanish still makes up a majority in the region, though French and Inca cultures also grow.
  • Roman Empire: The Empire continues to prosper in this time of peace. The economy continues to grow as the trade networks across the Empire become more solidified and trade networks outside of the Empire continue to expand, particularly in eastern Asia and Borealia. The military and the navy continue to train, practice and learn new techniques as they are discovered. The military eventually rises to about 200,000 trained soldiers, although not all of those soldiers are on duty all the time for economic concerns. Troops of all ethnicities are trained to keep the army diverse and the ethnic groups unified. The various Archonates continue being integrated with new infrastructure, new trade connections, and a newly increasing sense of Roman "identity." Some expansionists begin to wonder why Egypt has not yet been added to the Empire as a full Archonate yet, although the Emperor assures them that it will happen. The reign of John IX has been relatively peaceful and prosperous, with minimal incidents. An attempted overthrow happened, but that was short and rapidly crushed by the army. The policy toward the Turks, numbering about two million out of an Empire of 23 million, remains the same, and a few hundred to a thousand Turks are estimated to leave the Empire each year. Cities like Ancyra, Nicaea and Ephesus continue to grow, further fortifying Roman control over western Anatolia. Military outposts along the border with the Damascan Sultanate are constructed and fortified, as the Emperor notices that there are now no buffer states between the two rising powers. Influence in vassal states continues to grow, and the Roman political and economic sphere continues to expand and consolidate its gains. The Empire continues to prosper, as trade begins to further expand and grow in eastern Asia as well as the Americas. This trade brings in considerable revenue for the Empire, allowing it to keep its military and government well funded. Religion in the Empire is another factor, and with both Alexandria and Constantinople under control as well as the tombs of four of the Apostles, income from donations and other religious aspects also helps. The influence of the patriarchs of Constantinople and Alexandria also begin to rise, taking advantage of the religious growth and piety in the Empire. The offer of the Nubians is accepted. With the increasing tensions in Europe because of the British Civil War, the military is mobilized. With the war breaking out in Europe, Rome joins the coalition and declares war on the Spanish Empire, invading Sicily and Italy and also sending troops to do battle in the Borealian Theatre.
    • Reme: The colony continues to prosper from the growth of cash crops and their export. Along with the native issue, some troops and militia as well as allied natives join in the fight to defeat the raiders and conquer their lairs. The native states are defeated and their lands placed under military occupation pending an increase of relations and better governance. The issues with the pirates begins to come to the attention of the colonial government, and steps are taken in order to cut down on piracy, including increased patrols. Increasing bureaucracy in the colonies is careful to facilitate cordial relations between the natives and colonists. Economic growth, particularly in Antillia, drives the colonization process further. Cooperation with the natives increases to further protect the mainland colonies, while better fortifications and shipyards are constructed in order to better protect the colonies. The native Creek royalty are captured after the war, and surprisingly are not executed. The royal family of the Creek is instead ordered to govern their people who reside in Roman territory in much the same manner as other native royalty in Roman Borealia. The population starts to grow further thanks to better healthcare, more food, and an expanding economy. With the events taking place in the colony of Hamburg not going as planned, the Romans are forced to react and increase the military activity of the colonies. Major port cities are given forts and extra fortifications while more troops and ships are sent to the colonies. Reme itself is further protected by two forts bristling with cannon. 
    • Egypt: Egypt begins to recover from the war. With almost all of the Muslim inhabited lands of the state stripped from it, Egypt is now mostly Christian, although the rights of the Muslims remaining are not infringed upon. Food begins to be grown again, and this helps the population recover from ages of war. The Roman military garrison largely maintains order, while a 25,000 man Egyptian force is trained to help protect the nation and the canal. The Grigius family returns from Greece to rule over Egypt once again, and they are met with some enthusiasm. The previous royal family is deposed from ruling but they are not harmed and are allowed to maintain their nobility, as relatives to the current king. Other nobles who were loyal keep their nobility, and commoners who remained loyal to Rome are given nobility and automatic citizenship. As the population continues to grow, it centers around the cities of Alexandria, Damietta, Luxor, and the newly refounded Berenice. Alexandria becomes a shining city on the banks of the sea and the Nile, and it is widely admired. Berenice is growing well, and the trade from India and China makes the city expand much more quickly. Large ships are sent around the Cape of Africa to serve as trade ships at Berenice. The population still remains mostly agricultural at this time. The revolt of the border town is easily put down by the military occupation force, but the lesson of the revolt is not lost on the Occupation Force and most of the Imperial government. Steps are taken to prevent or otherwise cut off revolts when they start, and as such some of the cultural laws and ideas initiated in the previous period of Roman rule are to be restored, with the rest restored over time. With the problems of the canal, the Roman military occupation and the native Egyptian military set up patrols along sections of the canal to ensure that raids are not too damaging. At the same time, the military tries to pinpoint the origins of these raids and take them out at the root. Military and economic growth and stability is the next major project for the Egyptian government. Egyptian officers are trained at military academies in Roman cities such as Constantinople, Adrianople and Sparta while Egyptian merchants are invested in and trained by Roman merchants. By now, most of the institutions of the Egyptian state have been rebuilt to some degree and are firmly integrated with their Roman counterparts.
    • Georgia: The Roman military occupation is largely frowned upon by the locals. However, the locals do approve of some aspects. They do approve of Roman occupation rather than Damascan occupation, and the fact that the Bagrationi Dynasty still rules earns some decent respect for Roman authority. Roman authorities work with the Bagrationi Dynasty to help bring improvements to the region and its people. Infrastructure is repaired from the war and new roads and buildings are constructed to benefit both the occupation and the native people. To help earn the loyalty of the native population, the Laz people, related to the Georgians themselves, are persuaded to gradually move from their homeland in northern Anatolia to join their brothers in Georgia. The existing Georgian navy is enrolled into the Imperial Navy while new Georgian merchants and military officers are enrolled in education programs to better integrate them with existing Imperial systems.
    • Armenia: The country of Armenia faces a bit of a problem. The Roman occupation force, as a general precaution, did not allow the Bragationi family remain in control of both Armenia and Georgia. As such, the need for a royal was the first challenge to be addressed. After much consideration in the Imperial court of Constantinople, it is decided that the Lusignan Dynasty of former Cyprus and Armenian Cicilia will take the throne, as some yet still live in Constantinople and have displayed considerable loyalty to the Empire a few decades after the fall of Cyprus. The new dynasty is enthroned on New Years Day, and the new king and the Roman occupation force begin eagerly in making Armenia a safe and prosperous place. Merchants and military officers are trained in ways similar to their Georgian counterparts, while border posts are constructed along the southern border with the Damascan Sultanate. In contrast with the Georgians, the Armenians are relatively glad to have Roman rule, as the Damascans directly invaded Armenia and threatened the populace.
    • Bulgaria: The change in rulership of Bulgaria comes as a mixed blessing by the Bulgarian people. While they are grateful that the Romans have allowed a new Bulgarian Tsar to be crowned and rule from Tarnovo, they are also somewhat upset to be cut from Vlachia, which had been a major cultural influence upon them for some time. With the new Roman management Bulgarians are free to explore their native culture as they see fit once again, although some of the traditions that they learned from the Vlachians are still maintained. The Romans step in to help the Bulgarians recover from the war and the previous stagnation suffered under the Dacians, and Roman merchants and military officers travel to Tarnovo and other major cities of the new country in order help train their Bulgarian counterparts.
  • Tartary: The nation experiences a brief increase in Siberian expansion this year, led by the agricultural peoples of the Volga or the emigrant Turks, as well as a wave of Sakha and Ket expansion along the main rivers. Much of the northern half of the Yenisey and Lena rivers is already in Tatar hands, while the Ob is entirely under control of the Emperor. The economy begins shrinking because of a bad harvest this year; however, massive development occurs there. The military also begins to be modernised. This turn is dedicated to military expansion.
  • Grand Duchy of Moscow: This turn in Moscow and all vassals is officially dedicated to military. We begin recovering from recent wars and rebuild our nation’s infrastructure and defenses. Surprised by the sudden betrayal we faced by our neighbors, we put aside resources for new fortifications and an undated military. Ship production continues, as does trade along our many trade routes. The settlement at St. Patriksburg is expanded, with a large kremlin and port being constructed.
  • Kingdom of Bavaria: In 1745, Bavaria expands its economy. National infrastructure is developed. The population continues to rise. Trausnitz continues to be the national capital. In Munchen, Queen Isabell University remains a staple of education in Bavaria. Queen Frances I, aged 44, and her council continue to allow the training of new troops. Frances I is currently married to Ferdinand von Ingschaft. Several modern warships and trade vessels begin construction at Bremen Port. Modern weaponry make its introduction into Bavaria. In diplomatic news, Bavaria maintains alliances with Hispania, Britannia, France, The Netherlands, Scandinavia, and Rome. In religious news, around 76% of the country adheres to the Western Church, while the rest are either traditional Catholic or Reformist. There has been an uptick of 60% of Bavaro-German primary speakers in Franconia, Saxony, Pomerania, and Brandenburg, and uptick of 85% secondary speakers in those areas. In colonial news, Nei Baiern continues to expand. In economic news, the previously informal, regional Landshut Stock Exchange is given a royal charter and given full benefits of a crown backed enterprise. In political news, Frances I continues to sit at both Bavarian and Austrian privy councils, the separation having occurred in 1668. In industrial news, the effects of industrialization and urbanization begin to be felt in Swabia and Würzburg, where Stuttgart becomes the center of manufacturing and modern production. In parliamentary news, Frances promises the creation of a large Bavaro-Austrian parliament in return for Austrian help in expeditions to Negara Dipa after 1740. A commission of Austrians in Landshut agree to the deal. In other news, Ferdinand von Ingschaft becomes a prominent politician following his success in the Civil War. In demographic news, Frances I issues a 1735 census to be taken. The census is completed in 1736, and reveals that in all Bavarian realms, there are 16,000,000 people. In more depth, 8,500,000 live in Bavaria, 4,750,000 in Austria, 1,500,000 in Brandenburg, 1,000,000 in Pomerania, 75,000 in Bremen Port, and 175,000 in Lubeck. This is a near doubling in population since 1659, itself signalling postive population growth, and a population which maintains health into old age. The Queen's children are: Franz-Hector (born 1732), Joan (born 1735), and Anne (born 1741). The Queens's siblings are: former King Albert V (born 1694, died 1742), and Friedrich-Rudolf (born 1704). The Deutsche Diet is created in 1736, and using her powers as Supreme Chancellor of the Curia Bavaria, places the seat of the Diet in Augsburg, where the historic Imperial Diet also sat. Many Bavarians and Austrians are fine with this placement, being far enough away from Bavarian influence which could corrupt the diet. This new Diet will occupy supremacy over both the Curias Bavaria and Austria, and in essence will act as an Upper House to both regional Curias. In royal news, the body of Franz-Heinrich is transported back to Landshut in order for a funeral to take place there. Frances I, with her two children, attend the solemn ceremony. Concerning the situation in Pomerania, Frances I proposes a solution to the issue of succession. Franz-Hector will indeed become Duke of Pomerania. When he becomes King, a personal union will occur. However, Frances notes, this personal union will only be temporary, for once Franz-Hector has a child, the ducal throne will pass to him or her, preferably him. In effect, the Queen concludes, the Duchy of Pomerania will become a landed title for the heir to the King, much like the Principality of Wales is a title, albeit unlanded, for the English crown prince. The Regency Council of Pomerania respond negatively to the proposal, but seeing as how they conceded the final decision to the Queen, ultimately relent. They announce the Ducal throne will pass to Franz-Hector in two years, when he turns fourteen. The war continues in northern Italy. However, in more positive news, plague seems to have died down in Brandeburg, claiming its last victims early in 1742. In other news, Frances I decrees that whomever the Monarch declares as their crown heir, as is their right to do via the Bavarian Commands, will be granted the Duchy of Pomerania. She mentions this in court in order to iron out confusion concerning the status of the Commands, left shaky since the Queen was able to acquire the Duchy of Pomerania for her son and expected crown heir. The Queen says that all Bavarian monarchs will continue to be able to name their own heirs, however as of 1744, that designated heir will also receive the landed title of Duke of Pomerania. The confusion in detail was caused over hereditary succession in Pomerania. If Franz-Hector becomes Duke, as expected in 1746, he will inherit hereditary lands. When he dies, his throne will thus go to his oldest son, following Pomeranian succession laws. Many courtiers noted that a messy situation will arise if the following Duke is a different person that Franz-Hector's designated crown heir. In this scenario, many foresee the future King/Duke having to give the Duchy to one child, thus following the laws of Pomerania where the Bavarian Commands do not apply, and the Kingdom, where the Commands do apply, to another. The Queen caught on to these concerns, and thus stated that whomever the designated heir is, he or she will also be the Duke or Duchess of Pomerania. In doing this, both the Bavarian Commands and any future personal union between Bavaria and Pomerania will be upheld. However, negative consequences pop up later in the year, especially among the Pomeranian regency council. To them, they see the Queen as demolishing the ancient Salic law of Pomerania, and installing a foreign set of laws instead. In that regard, they are correct. In tying together the Bavarian Commands and the Ducal throne of Pomerania, Frances I effectively knocks down the native Pomeranian succession laws. The Regency council, albeit upset, do not act. Prince Friedrich-Rudolf is married to Princess Mari of Brittany.
    • Curia Bavaria: The Curia Bavaria, also known as the Bavarian Parliament or Bavarian Diet, continue to operate in the Parliamentary Palace in Landshut. Parliament orders the Bavarian Army to be outfitted in modern uniform and to hold modern weaponry. In political news, the Curia Bavaria continue to implement the Bavarian Commands and Collegiate Writs into a codified, national law. War continues on Hispania.
    • Deutsche Diet: The Deutsche Diet, also known as the German Parliament or German Diet, is established by the decree of Queen Frances I in 1736, and is given a charter that year. The Deutsche Diet declare war on Hispania, thus, proclaim that all Bavarian realms, including Austria, also declare war on Hispania. Felix Manzkari makes an impassioned speech in support of Austrian annexation of Tyrol and Venezia.
    • Curia Austria: Work on the Parliamentary Palace in Vienna finishes. A number of 251 Austrians sit in the Austrian parliament. Most of the laws they pass concern continual relief for Vienna and various infrastructural reconstructions around Austria. The Curia Austria is popular in Vienna, with most welcoming a separate legislative body, while others see it as a Bavarian puppet. New roads continue being constructed. The Curia Austria call for greater legislative power in Austria, and perhaps a large legislature servicing all Bavarian realms, one which would be an upper house while the Curia Bavaria and Curia Austria would be regional lower houses. Frances of Bavaria continues to give support to Austrian parliamentarians. Ferdinand von Ingschaft, in an address to the Curia Austria, petitions Frances I to create a dual Bavaro-Austrian parliament. War continues on Hispania.
    • City of Lübeck: Troops authorized by the Queen continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. The port of Lübeck is expanded and several ships are constructed. War continues on Hispania.
    • Bremen Port: Troops authorized by the Queen continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. Several cogs are constructed, and plans are drafted to construct many larger ships. Several modern warships and trade vessels begin construction at Bremen Port. War continues on Hispania.
    • Kingdom of Austria: Troops authorized by the Queen continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. The Austrian Council is created as an independent privy council for the King. In 1730, Frances is declared Queen of Austria. War continues on Hispania.
    • Duchy of Brandenburg: Troops authorized by Duke Edmund I, aged 42, continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. Poorhouses are established all over Brandenburg in order to aid all those afflicted by the recent destructive war. Edmund I's children are: Edmund (born 1718), Eleanor (born 1722), Albert-Maria (born 1722), Johann (born 1728) Klara (born 1733), and Johanna-Klarice (born 1736). War continues on Hispania.
    • Duchy of Pomerania: Troops authorized by the Regency Council continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. War continues on Hispania. A university, with slight Catholic foundations, is founded in Stettin, which is named the Lady Mary University, after the late Duchess Mary.
    • Royal Bavarian Stock Company: The RBSC, founded in the late fifteenth century, is finally formalized and given a royal charter by King Leopold II in 1662. The RBSC operate chiefly in Landshut, where a stock exchange floor continues to remain active. Branches of the RBSC exist in München, Regensberg, Berlin, and Stettin. In exploratory news, while much of Bavaria is immersed in Civil War, the RBSC decides to fund expeditions into Indonesia, particularly around Borneo and the tribelands of Negara Dipa. In 1732, the investors of the RBSC put forth a combined total of 500,000 reichstalers in the construction of ships, training of private troops, and a military expedition into Negara Dipa next year. Conflict is expected to occur in coming decades.
    • New Bavaria: The colony of Nei Baiern continues to expand in population. Katharinas-Hafen, Franznacken, Bayreuth, Nei Regens, and Regenholz all expand by the end of the year. Houses and shops in each settlement continue being built. Jülichsberg and Wittlesberg both expand. Nei Baiern expands 750 km. The militias and shops are developed. A small logging and fishing town is founded north of Wilhelmsbaum island, on the mainland. The settlement, mainly populated by Saxons, comes to be called Regenholz. War continues on Hispania. New Bavaria joins France and many other nations invading Mexico.
    • Pearl River: The outpost of Perlefluss is established. A capital is expected to be constructed over the next few years. The capital of Pearl River is established, which the settlers name Perlefluss (Pearl River) after the outpost itself. War continues on Hispania. Pearl River joins France and many other nations invading Mexico.
  • In Pskov, the GDP rises along with average wages. The Inter-Republic Road network is officially opened. The Science and technology aspect of Pskov is not overlooked either. As prosperity in the nation increases, the amount of money and new people investing in institutions of higher learning. As such, the various schools that existed in Nizhegorodsk-Na-Narve unite and form the "University of Nizhegorodsk", beginning a rivalry between it and Pskov. The Grand Senate meets again and discusses the issue of the war in Spain extensively, and end by giving the ultimate decision on whether or not to prolong neutrality (especially in lieu of the riots) to the Electoral council, who is to meet later this year to decide to reaffirm or oust Supreme Prince (and Bajan) Ivan. Another big thing to happen this year is the approval of an all-union flag, a red-blue-white tricolour (OTL Russian Flag), with white representing Finnic peoples, Red representing Germanic peoples, and Blue representing Slavic peoples, all represented in equal bands to show unity and equality of all in the UK . During this year's Electoral Council meeting, the Issue of HIspania becomes a hot topic of debate and the council ends by re-affirming Bajan of Croatia as Supreme Prince. The Volunteer Batallions grow even more unexpectandly, as Professional soldiers in the Prussian and Latvian armies join them, creating two separate batallions. They are officialy designated as part of the "Croatian army" to try to maintain at least mediocre relations with Hispania, but remind them that while they have a military base in Nizhegorodsk-Na-Narve, those places can be very easily burned. General Karl Hohenzollern, leads the 1st Batallion to Zlatobrezhie, so that the force can plan to attack in the invasion of Spanish Africa after talking it over with Croatian military leadership. The second is given to the invasion of Hispania proper. Karkl scores many victories in the invasion of Africa, and captures much of the coast of OTL mozambique along with other European forces. A small contingent of 1000 men is sent to aid the Japanese in conquering Hong Kong. The Pskovians want to encourage immigration from russia, and are somewhat more successful with the Muscovite serfs, who can move around freely with their landlord's consent. This puts much issues with the leadership of Novgorod and Muscovy, who think Pskov is just looking for a fight. The Ruble is becoming more and more used and is becoming the unofficial currency of Russia. The idea of currency reform, to reform it to a decimal system is put out, in order to simplify much trade (even though it is already simple enough with multiples of 20). Zlatobrezhie becomes more and more wealthy as more people get used to over 100 years of Pskovian governance. The Pskov Imperial Company appoints Anton Grigorich Volinskiy as the head of the Pirate Hunting initiative. After much pressure, The Pskov Imperial Company strengthens the defences of the Pskovian Isles, and decides to offer pirates an official pardon for their crimes, so long as they give up their ship and riches, and return to Europe to live their lives as common civilians. However, if caught a second time, there would be no pardon and they would be turned over to the colony they were captured closest to, to await their fate. Upon receiving news of Bajan Ivan's death, the bells of the Veche ring once more, and the electoral council is once again set to meet. Two weeks of mourning are declared, as Wilhelm Hohenzollern takes on the role as interim head of state. The Electors are chosen in May, and convened from the 3rd of June to the 11th, when it was announced that Nicolai Feodorovich Zaytsev, the now-former Velikiy-Knyaz-Namestnik of Pskov was elected to the position of Supreme Prince, and takes the style His Supreme Princely Grace, Nicolai Feodorovich Zaytsev, by the will of the Veche and the People Velikiy Knyaz of Pskov, Grand Duke of Lithuania, Knyaz of Latvia and Belarus, Konig of Prussia, Consul of Eesti, and of the Whole Union Verkhovniy Knyaz (Supreme Prince). He is the first Verkhovniy Knyaz to be inaugurated under the tricolour banner of the Union of Konigsberg.
    • The Federal Republic of Eesti upgrades its naval capabilities and military. Some Estonians volunteer for the war against Hispania
    • Latvia works on its economy and improving the GDP. Some Latvians volunteer for the war in Hispania.
    • In Lithuania, the military is improved by purchasing weaponry from Pskov and stuff. The Prime Minster attends the Grand Summit. Some people volunteer.
    • In the United Republic of Prussia and Danzig benefits from the de facto free trade with Croatia begin to show and grow its economy, GDP, and average wages, as Prussian merchants, quick to capitalize on the downfall of aristocratic privileges in favour of wealth privileges (that many nobles got because they were also wealthy, and those that were did not care for the fate of the "lesser" nobility). König - Statthalter Willhelm Hohenzollern acts with the power of the Supreme Prince during the march-June interregnum. During this time, Wilhelm, being a german himself, throws much more support behind Bavaria's war effort, and pledges two more "Volunteer battaliions" to their armies, and puts General Ludwig von Einzbern in command of them.
    • The Belarussian Military is improved as the Road network continues being built. After the Grand Summit, Knyaz-Namestnik Dmitri Shevchenko, and Glava-Dumi Nikolai Prakazov, having signed the Pskov Concordat, both endorse the document and emplore the Duma to ratify it. The Pskov Concordat is ratified.
  • France: Military, navy and economy are built up. The colony continues expanding and growing by 100 sq km among both colonies into the Galapago Islands called Illes d'Neptune. The colonies continue growing as expected. The colony of Nouvelle Rouen continues to expand inland throughout the land corridor given by Cahokie by 9800 sq km. Mining continues in the colony of Nouevelle Orleans. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. small contigent of ten ships are sent at the nehilaw with and army of 10,000 soldiers to defend the area. War is declared upon Spain after several years of deterioration of the once great alliance of the two country, the king seeks to further its influence in Europe by attempting what many of his own military advisors consider suicide, The king prepares a good portion of the Fleet from Europe to attempt landing in Spain's east coast area. While this, the local troops from Colombia move to defend the southern and northwestern border as well as the local Colombian fleet to defend Nouvelle Sardinie from the Spanish fleet ships and pirates, The rest of the colonial troops moves into Spanish territory in OTL Mexico from Cahokia and Chateau d'or (Costa Rica :v) war continues for the time being
    • Kingdom of Rhineland: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. The kingdom after defeating the forces of the rebels follow suit and declare war on Spain as France did.
    • Kingdom of Lower Burgundy: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • Sardinia: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. The Sardinian language has lowered its usage to only 10% of the population of Sardinia (roughly 50,000 people) with the speaking African (43%) and French (38%) or Vandalian (9% African Rhenish German dialect) and with the vast majority being able to speak both African and French (that is more or less 85% of the nation's population). The population is stable at 500,000 people. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • Andorra: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up.
    • Africa: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. The African language has become the de facto leading language surpassing every other (outside of French) being spoken by the 2.3 million people living in the country as either native or second language. Vandalian, however, dominates area of Tripolitania's coast with a population of around 5000 speakers in the region. French is still the main language officially. Trading outposts begin to be made in the border of the country to trade with Tuareg and inland tribes. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • French Mali: Due to vast piracy campaigns which France and Spain have contributed to has resulted in many pirate coves in the Bissagos Islands, and as a result a larger influx of Frenchmen arrived this year, though they still don't even make up 1% yet. Ports continue to expand appropriately and the region becomes a place worth note on many maps. Roads continue being built to outlying villages and plantations continue being built.
    • Artois: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure and navy are built up. The nation prepares an army for the conflict in Britannia. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • Free City of Danzig: The military, economy, infrastructure, and navy are built up, Danzig asks a diplomatic meeting with Pskov, Croatia and Poland's leadership within the city.
    • Cahokie: Christianization of the locals continues. Military, navy, infrastructure and economy are built up. Declares war on Spain as France did.

1746

  • Duchy of Hamburg: Hamburg expands its infrastructure, and its subjects expand their militaries. While Hamburgs role in the War of the Grand Coalition decreases as the Spanish near total defeat, more troops begin returning home. In Cherokee-Shawanee, Hamburgs protectorate since the fall of its previous warmongering King, road systems begin to be planned. Initially, they are nothing more than lines of cleared forest between villages, but plans to improve, and eventually pave, are drawn. In New Rugia, the Hamburg settlers and traders hear of the tales the Scandinavians, who only this year opened trade with the natives it appears, are telling to the Moari. The Moari tribes are assured that Hamburg is only interested in allying and trading with the natives. The Scandinavians lies are also rebutted by the truths that, wherever the Scandinavians go, they undertake in the violent conquest, subjugation, and oppression of native cultures. The Hamburgians use this, along with the trading of gunpowder weapons to the Maori, to further prove Hamburg's commitment to partnering with the Maori people.
  • Empire of Japan (Personal Union With Manchuria): The military/economy is built up. Horiyōshi Yokohama III, late one night, decides to engage in intercourse with one of his courtwomen. However, getting overly exited and aroused, he suffers a heart attack from exhaustion. His son, Yamamota Yokohama IV, takes power, now being the Emperor of Japan and Manchuria. A notification is sent to Manchuria that due to these recent unfortunate events, the emperor will have to come to throne in Japan, ruling both nations from there. Merchants, seeking to make the lives of the disorganized Small Kingdoms better, found the port city of Yantai to trade the Chinese food in order to make life easier on them. The fire, know to the people of Japan as the Great Fire, makes many people move away from the city, into Japan's colonies and vassals such as Manchuria, and Taiwan. Now that Manchuria is owned by Yokohama III, the nation rejoices, now being under a Japanese monarchs rule. Meanwhile, merchants in the Philippines, on their way to the southern islands, steer off course on their way there. His companions and their leader, Hideak Kotohito, freak out, until they land at the OTL location of Biak. The town of OTL Biak is claimed for Japan, already serving as a trading post with the natives. The island is settled, creating the first colonial settlement for the Empire of Japan. The emperor is praised upon, with the magical number 2000 being used everywhere. After exploring north for a couple years to find alternate trade different from Hispania, Japanese and Ainu merchants make first contact with the Kiamukut Band on the Alaskan coast. The merchants did not understand the Inuits well, but they were escorted by fishers to the Grand Chief. As a sign if friendship between them, the merchants offer many gifts to him, being given Inuit food, cloth, shelter, and warmth in return. Because of this, troops are sent into the war against the Ming. A few Japanese settlers, looking to become the first contenders in the Alaskan trade, travel north to establish a colony on OTL St Lawrence Island. Ainu is annexed into Japan, in which a feast is held for both of the leaders of the two nations. However, Yamamoto Yokohama IV, afraid of losing trading rights in Kiatumgutai, sends a diplomat to the Tartary asking for trading rights in where they have settled. [MODERATOR RESPONSE]. Meanwhile, Yamamoto Yokohama IV adopts a 12 year old Manchu boy, to show the people how much he cares about his empire. Vassalation of the Kiamikgut Band is halted due to the war with Hispania.
    • Japanese Manchuria (Port of Japan): The military/economy is built up. The port finishes construction, and is now open for service. More settlers come, mostly from survivors from the great fire, to build ships for Japan. The project of 9 larger ships is now complete, and another one of 20 frigates is planned to be finished by 1700.
    • Yantai (Port of Japan): The military/economy is built up. The port city of Yantai is founded to feed the people of the Small Kingdoms, and to spread Shinto missionaries throughout China. Though, after a few small skirmishes with the locals, no expansion of the city occurs. As the economy begins to drop with fewer Chinese and Spanish merchants coming in Yamamoto Yokohama IV asks the Chinese Warlord states X and Y to defend China in the case of any non-local emerging power rises in the area. To spice up the deal, Japan-Manchuria offers 70 lbs of silver to every state that joins, with economic bonuses coming long term.
    • Formosa (Vassal of Japan): The military/economy is built up. Now that the war is over, The old Taiwanese state now controls all of Taiwan. A huge wave of settlers come, mostly survivors from the great fire, settle in Taiwan to start up a new life and to build ships/farm for Japan.
    • Vietnam: The military/economy is built up. A law is passed that makes all teenagers get two-year compulsory military training and then a five-year military term. While training, the people are exposed to Shinto, and some convert because they have lost faith in Buddhism. While not many do, the number seems to increase slightly every years, about 5000 doing so. Shinto missionaries are also sent to North Vietnam to help the people convert, or at least tolerate Shinto. The conversion rate continues to rise, with help asked from Korea to send missionaries to help rise these rates even more to convert them. Foreign troops are moved into the area, to help keep the area centralized and under control. The Governments of Vietnam are now under one.
    • Biak: Expands by 20 px.
    • Kiatumgutai: As the new Alaskan market opens up, about eight more people flock to the area to try to make money in the area. The colony expands by 5 px.
  • Great Manchu Empire (Personal Union With Japan): With the sudden death of the previous Emperor, his eldest son-in-law Horiyōshi Yokohama III succeeded the throne and acquired the position of Emperor of the Manchu Empire. One of his first decisions was to establish a tax system to extract tax from the people but to also make sure that not too much pressure was put upon the peasants. The Emperor was keen on improving the agricultural status in the state, and crops such as maize, wheat, rice, sorghum and soy beans were cultivated and harvested to also make sure that hunger was eradicated from the state. The herding of horses and cattle benefited the Manchu to a great extent with the Manchu being amongst the top exporters of milk in China. Trade with Korea, Imperium of Heaven and Japan proved beneficial as Manchu exported agricultural goods - especially lumber - to these states. Meanwhile, a major port was constructed to handle foreign trade to prevent illegal trading which would otherwise have a disastrous effect on the economy. Meanwhile, a large army of roughly 300,000 men was raised to defend the state from any foreign invasion with the soldiers handed light matchlock muskets snaphaunces, and with pikes equipped to be used while charging upon the enemy. Therefore, importance was given to the production of firearms and gunpowder. The infantry was equipped with daggers and swords to be utilised in close combat against the enemy and horses as well as carts were used for the transportation of supplies. Major forts were constructed in the North to defend against any invasion that would otherwise sweep through Manchuria. The Manchu Emperor, having closely observed the rapid development of Japan, started to promote education to copy the west. Many eunuchs who opposed this decision were put to death and eventually, the system of eunuchs was put down to prevent any power from opposing the Emperor. The Emperor ordered an increase in the teaching of subjects such as Biology, Chemistry and especially on developing new firearms and many firearms imported from Hispania were reverse-engineered to create identical copies. On the orders of Emperor Horiyōshi Yokohama III, the people were now converted to Shintoism and mass Shinto Temples were built. Meanwhile, we purchase battleships from Japan and build up our navy. Major military reforms are brought and a paramilitary force referred to as the Manchu Guards is initiated. The paramilitary comprising of 50,000 guards swear allegiance to the Emperor and are ordered to put down any rebellion swiftly and without mercy. Large scale trade continues with Sichuan and the two nations are slowly and gradually brought closer. Meanwhile, Emperor Horiyoshi Yokohama III died and was succeeded by Yamamoto Yokohama IV. Japanese culture was gradually adopted by the people. [Mil/Eco Turn]
    • Shangjingkou: The state - being agriculturally strong - had numerous agricultural projects initiated and crops such as maize, wheat, rice, sorghum and soy beans were cultivated and harvested to also make sure that hunger was eradicated from the state, and moreover these goods were exported to other Chinese states. The herding of horses and cattle benefited the Manchu to a great extent with the Manchu being amongst the top exporters of milk in China. Meanwhile, a major port was constructed to handle foreign trade to prevent illegal trading which would otherwise have a disastrous effect on the economy. Major forts were constructed in the North to defend against any invasion that would otherwise sweep through Manchuria. The Manchu Emperor, having closely observed the rapid development of Japan, started to promote education to copy the west. On the orders of Emperor Horiyōshi Yokohama III, the people were now converted to Shintoism and mass Shinto Temples were built. Meanwhile, we purchased battleships from Japan and built up our navy, eventually preparing a navy of 100 ships. Moreover, we adopt Japanese culture and promote Shinto. [Mil/Eco Turn]
    • Kingdom of Lanzhou: With the conquest of Lanzhou, a local leadership is set up. The people are treated with mercy, and all the positions that were held prior to the war would still be held. With the exception of nobles and the royal family, which, however, were to be replaced. Much more modern weaponry was flowed into Lanzhou and a militia consisting of 5000 men was established to look after the state security. Moreover, we adopt Japanese culture and promote Shinto. [Mil/Eco Turn]
    • Hailar Khaganate: Prince Qing Aisin Gioro Dorgon introduced a series of reforms which included support of settlement, ordering the people to put a halt to their nomadic lifestyles. Moreover, Prince Qing Aisin Gioro Dorgon supported the construction of schools in order to spread western knowledge to the rural areas and to educate the people. Meanwhile, a paramilitary consisting of 500 men was set up to maintain law and order in the state, and a system of spies had been established to eradicate opposition to Manchu rule. The native Mongol people were treated generously, but all those that had fought against the Manchu in the war were sent to work in the fields although this did mean that the populace did not take part in cultivation and harvest of crops. To modify the trade route present in the state, Dorgon initiated the start of the road system to link the trade route and by now, up to 5000 men were recruited into the military. On the orders of Emperor Horiyōshi Yokohama III, the people were now converted to Shintoism and mass Shinto Temples were built and we adopt Japanese culture. Crops were cultivated to feed the poor, and a trade system had been established to trade with the Mangut Nivkh Tribes. [Mil/Eco Turn]
  • '​'Nubia: The military continues to train loyal troops to fight for the nation. Cities continue to rebuild themselves like European cities. Ports expand to fit more ships. A big library is continuing being built in the capital city. It will store books from around the world. The first university in the country is continuing being built in the capital city. Our military continues to expand 100 px southwest. Walls and outposts around the capital city are continuing being built. Now that Nubia is unified, we continue to centralize the nation. Due to revolts continuing to happen in Yemen, we continue to watch who comes into our nation carefully.
  • Suri Empire: After taking a long hiatus from worldy affairs, the new Sultan, Fadeel Khan Lari, announces that his father passed in 1719 from pneumonia. The Sultan also introduces his new wife to the world, Queen Jaali. Sultan Fadeel Khan Lari offers his 14 year old daughter, 'Izzah, to the new sultan of the Damascan Sultanate. Festivals are prepared to celebrate the continuation of the union between these two nations. The Empire continues friendly relations with the Damascan Sultanate and Urdustan. We continue to expand our military. The Sultan, in his infinte wisdom, implements a new style of military. This new army will be trained in the ways of war, but after training, will return to their civilian lives. In times where the nation is in danger, this force will rally and defend its nation. Islam still holds a strong grasp over the Empire. With the war against Spain still raging, the Sultan keeps 90,000 of Suri's army while integrating 60,000 of the recently arrived Damascan forces. Using the revolts in his Tibetan provinces as a way to show the might of His Majesties newly trained National Guard, he sends 3000 peacekeepers to the Chagatai region. The soldiers are given new instructions. In early Spring, they begin rounding up all protestors and sending them to various prisons across the empire. After the Spring Purification, anyone who continues to defy the Sultan is to be publically executed. The Sultan's province in Tibet is turned into a military state until further notice. The Sultan sends a fresh batallion, to support the initial 3000, to Chagatai.
    • Marwar (Vassal of Suri Empire): Military is expanded. Economic supplies are sent to Suri Proper. Positive trading continued with Urudustan.
    • Delhi (Vassal of Suri Empire): Military is expanded. Economic supplies are sent to Suri Proper. Positive trading continued with Urudustan.
    • Multan (Vassal of Suri Empire): Military is expanded. Economic supplies are sent to Suri Proper. Positive trading continued with Urudustan.
    • Ladakh (Vassal of Suri Empire): Military is expanded. Economic supplies are sent to Suri Proper. Positive trading continued with Urudustan.
    • Port Hejaz (Red Sea): Military is expanded. Economic supplies are sent to Suri Proper. Positive trading continued with Rome and Damascan Sultanate. The wāli orders the construction of 20 new ships (turn 1-10).
    • Port Bagorai (Indonesia): The newly appointed wāli orders the construction of new trading ships. Positive trading with the Dutch and Demak Sultanate continues.
  • Portugal: Continues a notable buildup in military strength and allows for a vigorous training program of the existing military forces attempting to train them up heavily. Meanwhile, the administration continues to be reformed, and agriculture and commerce are encouraged. Meanwhile, Portugal continues to develop its navy. Meanwhile, the colony in Lenhame continues exporting wheat to Portugal. Meanwhile, trade intensifies in the African coast. Meanwhile, Santa Cruz and São Sebastião expand by 5000 sq km each.
  • Yunnan: The Yunnanese continue to invest the modest income from exports into infrastructure. They also continue improving the defensive fortifications of Yunnan.
  • France: Military, navy and economy are built up. The colony continues expanding and growing by 100 sq km among both colonies into the Galapago Islands called Illes d'Neptune. The colonies continue growing as expected. The colony of Nouvelle Rouen continues to expand inland throughout the land corridor given by Cahokie by 9800 sq km. Mining continues in the colony of Nouevelle Orleans. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. small contigent of ten ships are sent at the nehilaw with and army of 10,000 soldiers to defend the area. War is declared upon Spain after several years of deterioration of the once great alliance of the two country, the king seeks to further its influence in Europe by attempting what many of his own military advisors consider suicide, The king prepares a good portion of the Fleet from Europe to attempt landing in Spain's east coast area. While this, the local troops from Colombia move to defend the southern and northwestern border as well as the local Colombian fleet to defend Nouvelle Sardinie from the Spanish fleet ships and pirates, The rest of the colonial troops moves into Spanish territory in OTL Mexico from Cahokia and Chateau d'or (Costa Rica :v) war continues for the time being
    • Kingdom of Rhineland: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. The kingdom after defeating the forces of the rebels follow suit and declare war on Spain as France did.
    • Kingdom of Lower Burgundy: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • Sardinia: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. The Sardinian language has lowered its usage to only 10% of the population of Sardinia (roughly 50,000 people) with the speaking African (43%) and French (38%) or Vandalian (9% African Rhenish German dialect) and with the vast majority being able to speak both African and French (that is more or less 85% of the nation's population). The population is stable at 500,000 people. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • Andorra: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up.
    • Africa: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. The African language has become the de facto leading language surpassing every other (outside of French) being spoken by the 2.3 million people living in the country as either native or second language. Vandalian, however, dominates area of Tripolitania's coast with a population of around 5000 speakers in the region. French is still the main language officially. Trading outposts begin to be made in the border of the country to trade with Tuareg and inland tribes. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • French Mali: Due to vast piracy campaigns which France and Spain have contributed to has resulted in many pirate coves in the Bissagos Islands, and as a result a larger influx of Frenchmen arrived this year, though they still don't even make up 1% yet. Ports continue to expand appropriately and the region becomes a place worth note on many maps. Roads continue being built to outlying villages and plantations continue being built.
    • Artois: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure and navy are built up. The nation prepares an army for the conflict in Britannia. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • Free City of Danzig: The military, economy, infrastructure, and navy are built up, Danzig asks a diplomatic meeting with Pskov, Croatia and Poland's leadership within the city.
    • Cahokie: Christianization of the locals continues. Military, navy, infrastructure and economy are built up. Declares war on Spain as France did.
  • Korea: Korea continues to build up its military. Meanwhile, more Taoist, Neo-Confucian and Buddhist temples are built. Taoism rises in popularity and gains more followers. Regular (read: not Imperial) Shinto gains a few more followers as well, mainly along the coastline in Southeastern Korea, particularly in Busan, Jejudo, Ulsan, and the coastal cities and coastal towns of Southern Gyeongsang Province. Mahayana Tao-Shintoism also continues to grow, and begins gaining followers from the areas where Shinto is growing, with some Shintoists switching to Mahayana Tao-Shintoism. A few Shinto missionaries from Jejudo help out Japan in Vietnam to bring Shinto there. The colony of Haejagang (해자강) expands by 500 sq km.
  • Wu: We improve our economy and military. More temples and buildings are built up.
  • Scandinavian Empire: The economy and military of Scandinavia improves this year. Import/export businesses in Denmark, Sweden and Norway bring in a considerable amount of income. Scandinavia's chief exports include iron, wood, and other construction materiel, a commodity that is vastly growing in necessity as urbanization increases throughout Europe. Militaries in Europe purchase Scandinavian iron for ships and weapons. The Scandinavian colonies are a source of even more lumber. Resources such as pelts bring in massive amounts of profit for Scandinavia, both due to intranational trading and international trading. Scandinavia exports resources such as textiles, dyes and foodstuffs from its trading partners. Interest in coffee plants rises among nobles as the drink becomes more popular among the population of Scandinavia, especially in the upper class and in the aristocracy. Though the bean is expensive to Scandinavia, coffee sales spike. Indonesian powers are offered exclusive trade deals for coffee in exchange for discounted, high-quality wood and iron. Scandinavia retains its alliances with Bavaria, Pskov, the Roman Empire, Britannia, the Nehilaw and many other nations. These alliances are celebrated in the Scandinavian courts. The ports in Iceland are expanded to accommodate more ships. Education in Scandinavia continues to improve. The literacy rate is steadily increasing as public schools are built throughout the nation. The population of Scandinavia continues to explode as well. Urbanization, more food supplies, better census data, and other factors are all leading to a spike in population. Scandinavia's population is expected to reach nine million by 1740. While this increase in population does come with benefits, it has its drawbacks as well. Homelessness in urban areas and overcrowding is becoming a massive problem, especially in Copenhagen. To accommodate, people are encouraged to travel to the New World. In political news, the House of Bjelbo-Griffins continues to remain in charge of Scandinavia. The Riksdag is dominated by this royal house. Scandinavia reaps the benefits of the war in Spain, dominating the world market.
    • Helluland: The military and economy are improved. Helluland expands by 1000 sq km this year. Helluland is responsible for the production of furs in the Scandinavian Empire, generating much profit for the colony.
    • Huronsmark: The military and economy are improved. Huronsmark expands by 1000 sq km this year. Huronsmark is responsible for the production of furs and timber in the Scandinavian Empire, generating much profit for the colony.
    • Iceland: The military and economy are improved. Iceland is an important port for northern Europeans. Due to the large amounts of trade flowing into Icelandic ports, the population of Iceland increases. An outpost on Greenland is built.
    • Jansylvania: The military and economy are expanded. Jansylvania is Scandinavia's newest colony, though it has grown rapidly since its establishment. Jansylvania yields large amounts of timber, though it is also a massive center of trade between Scandiavia and Native Americans.
    • Karelia: The military and economy expand. Karelia has been in the Scandinavian realm for centuries now. It is the location of many important fortresses, namely Castle Vyborg. Karelia is a massive source of iron for Scandinavia. Trade with Russia and Pskov flows through Karelia during the summer months.
    • New Gotland: The military and economy expand. New Gotland is one of Scandinavia's older colonies. A coastal colony, New Gotland specializes in shipbuilding and trading along the Borealian East Coast. Timber is also produced in New Gotland.
    • New Zealand: The military and economy expands. 
    • Ohijo: The militia of Ohijo is established while the economy is established. The capital of Ohijo is established as Rolvstead after General Jans Rolvson, who led the Scandinavians to victory in the Minor Lake Skirmishes. Rolvstead was originally a trading depot for European traders before the Erie tribes raided it. While parts of the town are relatively intact, other parts have been demolished, re-purposed, or have otherwise decayed.
    • Schleswig: The military and economy are expanded. Schleswig has been a vassal of the Scandinavian Empire for quite some time. All land routes into Scandinavia go through this vassal, meaning Schleswig is one of Scandinavia's wealthiest vassals.
    • Sjösmark: The military and economy are expanded. The colony expands by 5000 sq km this year. Trade with Nehilaw brings gold and people into the colony.
    • Strombek: The military and economy are expanded. Strombek expands by 5000 sq km. Strombek is one of Scandinavia's oldest and most successful colonies. Trade along the St Lawrence River makes it one of the wealthiest as well. Strombek is a source of furs and timber for Scandinavia.
    • Vinland: The military and economy are expanded. Vinland expands by 5000 sq km. The oldest of Scandinavia's colonies, Vinland is one of the most populous colonies along the eastern Borealian coast. Its capital, New Copenhagen, has become the most populous city on the east Borealian coast. Immigrants from Northern Europe flock to Vinland, especially New Copenhagen, in search of a new life.
  • The Kingdom of Navarre continues to develop its industry despite the war going on all around it. This pushes a former Basque sailor and tinkerer named Petri Endika to create the first ever capacitator, which is then able to store electricity. This advance appears relatively minute at the time, but in the coming decades it would prove invaluable. Meanwhile, the war picked up as a naval battle is fought in the Bay of Biscay, proving to be a Pyhrric victory for Tapía and a strategic victory for Extebarria.
  • Grand Croatian Bajandom (Velika Hrvatska Bajanovina): Economy turn. Sewerage systems similar to Ragusan ones are built in major towns of the Bajanate. With growing Ragusan influence, and the beginning of further colonization, the navy expands rapidly using much of the Ragusan and also Britannic expertise. Moreover, with the influx of new resources in form of lumber, labour and metals, the navy begins expanding at a fast rate. More and more ships capable of crossing the Atlantic with ease are built. The Sabor intends to restore the glorious naval culture of the Neretva peoples and plans to do so by expanding the navy. The kravata (tie) is more and more used as an accessory. As the war for Hungary ends, some Croats and Hungarians are still unsatisfied as not all was achieved since the spoils of war had to be shared with the Romans.
    • ​Bandom of Croatia: Trade routes are strengthened and the salt mines around Tuzla are explored as well as the salt industry in Pag and Nin. Using irrigation from the Danube, Sava, Drava, Drina, Cetina, Una, Vrbaš, Kupa, Neretva and other rivers the fields in the kingdom are developed, used for crops such as wheat, rye and barley. With trade routes increasing and Croatia entering an era of peace and of stability, the development of new trade ships is issued. The Brothers of the Raven continue spreading their influence in Croatia. Stone mining is furthered as well as the timber industry. The need for these resources rises as urbanization carries on. The navy, under command of the Bajan and the First Admiral is developed due to the purchase of Britannic ships which are inspected and introduced into the Royal War Navy of Croatia or HBRM (Hrvatska Bajanska Ratna Mornarica). Iron ores in Dugopolje, Zenice and at last the 'mud' ore in Vojvodina and eastern Slavonia are to be exploited alongside the silver and copper ores more frequently and of better quality than the iron ores. The exploitation of iron ores in the Lika and Gorski kotar areas continues. The salt industry in Ston is funded by the government. Britannic assistance aids with the naval reform. The influx of resources from Dahomey aids the economy. However, the government makes sure that the gold arriving isn't immediately put on the market in order to control the inflation in the worth of gold. The silver mine in Srebrenica is mined.
    • Polish Bandom (Poljska Banovina): The Polish Bandom grows relatively independently, although a part of the Bajandom, the Polish Saborčić (Little Sabor, also known as Szlachta/Šljahta) works more or less independently within its borders. The Polish Ban is elected by it while the Bajan only confirms him. The issue within Poland are attempted to be handled, and for now things are peaceful again, although some nobles still seem to be plotting something.
    • Czech Bandom (Češka Banovina): The Bandom recovers from the Idiocracy's rule and many nobles gain more power in the nation.
    • Banate of Silesia (Šlezijska Banovina): The Bandom's natural resources are highly sought in the rest of the Bajanate which leads to economic growth. The Silesian cultural movement flourishes with aid of the Croats, who aim to make Silesia a region independent from both Poland and the Czech Banate.
    • Podbanate of Dahomej (Podbanovina Dahomej): The natural resources are quickly put to use, such as coconuts, cotton both refined and raw as well as the gold. Finally, the wood industry prospers as materials are needed for new ships that would help keep the connection between Croatia and Dahomey strong.
    • Podbandom of Carantania (Podbanovina Karantanska): Croatization continues, starting with removing any pro-Austrian threats. The idea that Carantania is Slavic since the Carantanian Slavic tribe settled there spreads and is used to bring the Podbandom closer to the Bandom.
    • Isles of the Grand Bajandom (Otoci Velike Bajanovine): The infrastructure is built up.
  • Roman Empire: The Empire continues to prosper in this time of peace. The economy continues to grow as the trade networks across the Empire become more solidified and trade networks outside of the Empire continue to expand, particularly in eastern Asia and Borealia. The military and the navy continue to train, practice and learn new techniques as they are discovered. The military eventually rises to about 200,000 trained soldiers, although not all of those soldiers are on duty all the time for economic concerns. Troops of all ethnicities are trained to keep the army diverse and the ethnic groups unified. The various Archonates continue being integrated with new infrastructure, new trade connections, and a newly increasing sense of Roman "identity." Some expansionists begin to wonder why Egypt has not yet been added to the Empire as a full Archonate yet, although the Emperor assures them that it will happen. The reign of John IX has been relatively peaceful and prosperous, with minimal incidents. An attempted overthrow happened, but that was short and rapidly crushed by the army. The policy toward the Turks, numbering about two million out of an Empire of 23 million, remains the same, and a few hundred to a thousand Turks are estimated to leave the Empire each year. Cities like Ancyra, Nicaea and Ephesus continue to grow, further fortifying Roman control over western Anatolia. Military outposts along the border with the Damascan Sultanate are constructed and fortified, as the Emperor notices that there are now no buffer states between the two rising powers. Influence in vassal states continues to grow, and the Roman political and economic sphere continues to expand and consolidate its gains. The Empire continues to prosper, as trade begins to further expand and grow in eastern Asia as well as the Americas. This trade brings in considerable revenue for the Empire, allowing it to keep its military and government well funded. Religion in the Empire is another factor, and with both Alexandria and Constantinople under control as well as the tombs of four of the Apostles, income from donations and other religious aspects also helps. The influence of the patriarchs of Constantinople and Alexandria also begin to rise, taking advantage of the religious growth and piety in the Empire. The offer of the Nubians is accepted. With the increasing tensions in Europe because of the British Civil War, the military is mobilized. With the war breaking out in Europe, Rome joins the coalition and declares war on the Spanish Empire, invading Sicily and Italy and also sending troops to do battle in the Borealian Theatre.
    • Reme: The colony continues to prosper from the growth of cash crops and their export. Along with the native issue, some troops and militia as well as allied natives join in the fight to defeat the raiders and conquer their lairs. The native states are defeated and their lands placed under military occupation pending an increase of relations and better governance. The issues with the pirates begins to come to the attention of the colonial government, and steps are taken in order to cut down on piracy, including increased patrols. Increasing bureaucracy in the colonies is careful to facilitate cordial relations between the natives and colonists. Economic growth, particularly in Antillia, drives the colonization process further. Cooperation with the natives increases to further protect the mainland colonies, while better fortifications and shipyards are constructed in order to better protect the colonies. The native Creek royalty are captured after the war, and surprisingly are not executed. The royal family of the Creek is instead ordered to govern their people who reside in Roman territory in much the same manner as other native royalty in Roman Borealia. The population starts to grow further thanks to better healthcare, more food, and an expanding economy. With the events taking place in the colony of Hamburg not going as planned, the Romans are forced to react and increase the military activity of the colonies. Major port cities are given forts and extra fortifications while more troops and ships are sent to the colonies. Reme itself is further protected by two forts bristling with cannon. 
    • Egypt: Egypt begins to recover from the war. With almost all of the Muslim inhabited lands of the state stripped from it, Egypt is now mostly Christian, although the rights of the Muslims remaining are not infringed upon. Food begins to be grown again, and this helps the population recover from ages of war. The Roman military garrison largely maintains order, while a 25,000 man Egyptian force is trained to help protect the nation and the canal. The Grigius family returns from Greece to rule over Egypt once again, and they are met with some enthusiasm. The previous royal family is deposed from ruling but they are not harmed and are allowed to maintain their nobility, as relatives to the current king. Other nobles who were loyal keep their nobility, and commoners who remained loyal to Rome are given nobility and automatic citizenship. As the population continues to grow, it centers around the cities of Alexandria, Damietta, Luxor, and the newly refounded Berenice. Alexandria becomes a shining city on the banks of the sea and the Nile, and it is widely admired. Berenice is growing well, and the trade from India and China makes the city expand much more quickly. Large ships are sent around the Cape of Africa to serve as trade ships at Berenice. The population still remains mostly agricultural at this time. The revolt of the border town is easily put down by the military occupation force, but the lesson of the revolt is not lost on the Occupation Force and most of the Imperial government. Steps are taken to prevent or otherwise cut off revolts when they start, and as such some of the cultural laws and ideas initiated in the previous period of Roman rule are to be restored, with the rest restored over time. With the problems of the canal, the Roman military occupation and the native Egyptian military set up patrols along sections of the canal to ensure that raids are not too damaging. At the same time, the military tries to pinpoint the origins of these raids and take them out at the root. Military and economic growth and stability is the next major project for the Egyptian government. Egyptian officers are trained at military academies in Roman cities such as Constantinople, Adrianople and Sparta while Egyptian merchants are invested in and trained by Roman merchants. By now, most of the institutions of the Egyptian state have been rebuilt to some degree and are firmly integrated with their Roman counterparts.
    • Georgia: The Roman military occupation is largely frowned upon by the locals. However, the locals do approve of some aspects. They do approve of Roman occupation rather than Damascan occupation, and the fact that the Bagrationi Dynasty still rules earns some decent respect for Roman authority. Roman authorities work with the Bagrationi Dynasty to help bring improvements to the region and its people. Infrastructure is repaired from the war and new roads and buildings are constructed to benefit both the occupation and the native people. To help earn the loyalty of the native population, the Laz people, related to the Georgians themselves, are persuaded to gradually move from their homeland in northern Anatolia to join their brothers in Georgia. The existing Georgian navy is enrolled into the Imperial Navy while new Georgian merchants and military officers are enrolled in education programs to better integrate them with existing Imperial systems.
    • Armenia: The country of Armenia faces a bit of a problem. The Roman occupation force, as a general precaution, did not allow the Bragationi family remain in control of both Armenia and Georgia. As such, the need for a royal was the first challenge to be addressed. After much consideration in the Imperial court of Constantinople, it is decided that the Lusignan Dynasty of former Cyprus and Armenian Cicilia will take the throne, as some yet still live in Constantinople and have displayed considerable loyalty to the Empire a few decades after the fall of Cyprus. The new dynasty is enthroned on New Years Day, and the new king and the Roman occupation force begin eagerly in making Armenia a safe and prosperous place. Merchants and military officers are trained in ways similar to their Georgian counterparts, while border posts are constructed along the southern border with the Damascan Sultanate. In contrast with the Georgians, the Armenians are relatively glad to have Roman rule, as the Damascans directly invaded Armenia and threatened the populace.
    • Bulgaria: The change in rulership of Bulgaria comes as a mixed blessing by the Bulgarian people. While they are grateful that the Romans have allowed a new Bulgarian Tsar to be crowned and rule from Tarnovo, they are also somewhat upset to be cut from Vlachia, which had been a major cultural influence upon them for some time. With the new Roman management Bulgarians are free to explore their native culture as they see fit once again, although some of the traditions that they learned from the Vlachians are still maintained. The Romans step in to help the Bulgarians recover from the war and the previous stagnation suffered under the Dacians, and Roman merchants and military officers travel to Tarnovo and other major cities of the new country in order help train their Bulgarian counterparts.
  • Sichuan: Warlord Yin Wulong continues the war against Shandong and the Spanish enclaves of Heinan, Qingdao and Shanghai. The war continues to go well and gains are being made against Shandong, though not as quick as the Warlord had hoped. The Sichuanese forces continue to try to co-ordinate attacks against the enemy with the Japanese-Manchurian forces. The Warlord is pleased by the alliance between Sichuan and Japan-Manchuria, and hopes that the alliance will continue to be profitable in the future.
  • County of Oldenburg: War continues. Painters and sculptors really take to the new Uberfulltigkeit style, and many works, both war-related and non-war-related are made. Taxes remain high, and the hitherto marginal calls for more democratic representation in the Landtag become more mainstream in the inns and taverns of the capital. The Regency Council, whilst not entirely opposed to the idea of Landtag reform, makes it clear that no such reform will be forthcoming until at least the end of the war. 
  • Kingdom of Bavaria: In 1746, Bavaria expands its economy. National infrastructure is developed. The population continues to rise. Trausnitz continues to be the national capital. In Munchen, Queen Isabell University remains a staple of education in Bavaria. Queen Frances I, aged 45, and her council continue to allow the training of new troops. Frances I is currently married to Ferdinand von Ingschaft. Several modern warships and trade vessels begin construction at Bremen Port. Modern weaponry make its introduction into Bavaria. In diplomatic news, Bavaria maintains alliances with Hispania, Britannia, France, The Netherlands, Scandinavia, and Rome. In religious news, around 76% of the country adheres to the Western Church, while the rest are either traditional Catholic or Reformist. There has been an uptick of 60% of Bavaro-German primary speakers in Franconia, Saxony, Pomerania, and Brandenburg, and uptick of 85% secondary speakers in those areas. In colonial news, Nei Baiern continues to expand. In economic news, the previously informal, regional Landshut Stock Exchange is given a royal charter and given full benefits of a crown backed enterprise. In political news, Frances I continues to sit at both Bavarian and Austrian privy councils, the separation having occurred in 1668. In industrial news, the effects of industrialization and urbanization begin to be felt in Swabia and Würzburg, where Stuttgart becomes the center of manufacturing and modern production. In parliamentary news, Frances promises the creation of a large Bavaro-Austrian parliament in return for Austrian help in expeditions to Negara Dipa after 1740. A commission of Austrians in Landshut agree to the deal. In other news, Ferdinand von Ingschaft becomes a prominent politician following his success in the Civil War. In demographic news, Frances I issues a 1735 census to be taken. The census is completed in 1736, and reveals that in all Bavarian realms, there are 16,000,000 people. In more depth, 8,500,000 live in Bavaria, 4,750,000 in Austria, 1,500,000 in Brandenburg, 1,000,000 in Pomerania, 75,000 in Bremen Port, and 175,000 in Lubeck. This is a near doubling in population since 1659, itself signalling postive population growth, and a population which maintains health into old age. The Queen's children are: Franz-Hector (born 1732), Joan (born 1735), and Anne (born 1741). The Queens's siblings are: former King Albert V (born 1694, died 1742), and Friedrich-Rudolf (born 1704). The Deutsche Diet is created in 1736, and using her powers as Supreme Chancellor of the Curia Bavaria, places the seat of the Diet in Augsburg, where the historic Imperial Diet also sat. Many Bavarians and Austrians are fine with this placement, being far enough away from Bavarian influence which could corrupt the diet. This new Diet will occupy supremacy over both the Curias Bavaria and Austria, and in essence will act as an Upper House to both regional Curias. In royal news, the body of Franz-Heinrich is transported back to Landshut in order for a funeral to take place there. Frances I, with her two children, attend the solemn ceremony. Concerning the situation in Pomerania, The war continues in northern Italy. However, in more positive news, plague seems to have died down in Brandeburg, claiming its last victims early in 1742. Prince Friedrich-Rudolf is married to Princess Mari of Brittany. In other news, Prince Franz-Hector becomes Duke of Pomerania. In accordance with her decree last year, Queen Frances I declares her son to also be the crown heir of Bavaria.
    • Curia Bavaria: The Curia Bavaria, also known as the Bavarian Parliament or Bavarian Diet, continue to operate in the Parliamentary Palace in Landshut. Parliament orders the Bavarian Army to be outfitted in modern uniform and to hold modern weaponry. In political news, the Curia Bavaria continue to implement the Bavarian Commands and Collegiate Writs into a codified, national law. War continues on Hispania.
    • Deutsche Diet: The Deutsche Diet, also known as the German Parliament or German Diet, is established by the decree of Queen Frances I in 1736, and is given a charter that year. The Deutsche Diet declare war on Hispania, thus, proclaim that all Bavarian realms, including Austria, also declare war on Hispania. Felix Manzkari makes an impassioned speech in support of Austrian annexation of Tyrol and Venezia.
    • Curia Austria: Work on the Parliamentary Palace in Vienna finishes. A number of 251 Austrians sit in the Austrian parliament. Most of the laws they pass concern continual relief for Vienna and various infrastructural reconstructions around Austria. The Curia Austria is popular in Vienna, with most welcoming a separate legislative body, while others see it as a Bavarian puppet. New roads continue being constructed. The Curia Austria call for greater legislative power in Austria, and perhaps a large legislature servicing all Bavarian realms, one which would be an upper house while the Curia Bavaria and Curia Austria would be regional lower houses. Frances of Bavaria continues to give support to Austrian parliamentarians. Ferdinand von Ingschaft, in an address to the Curia Austria, petitions Frances I to create a dual Bavaro-Austrian parliament. War continues on Hispania.
    • City of Lübeck: Troops authorized by the Queen continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. The port of Lübeck is expanded and several ships are constructed. War continues on Hispania.
    • Bremen Port: Troops authorized by the Queen continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. Several cogs are constructed, and plans are drafted to construct many larger ships. Several modern warships and trade vessels begin construction at Bremen Port. War continues on Hispania.
    • Kingdom of Austria: Troops authorized by the Queen continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. The Austrian Council is created as an independent privy council for the King. In 1730, Frances is declared Queen of Austria. War continues on Hispania.
    • Duchy of Brandenburg: Troops authorized by Duke Edmund I, aged 43, continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. Poorhouses are established all over Brandenburg in order to aid all those afflicted by the recent destructive war. Edmund I's children are: Edmund (born 1718), Eleanor (born 1722), Albert-Maria (born 1722), Johann (born 1728) Klara (born 1733), and Johanna-Klarice (born 1736). War continues on Hispania.
    • Duchy of Pomerania: Troops authorized by Duke Franz-Hector I, aged 14, continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. War continues on Hispania. A university, with slight Catholic foundations, is founded in Stettin, which is named the Lady Mary University, after the late Duchess Mary.
    • Royal Bavarian Stock Company: The RBSC, founded in the late fifteenth century, is finally formalized and given a royal charter by King Leopold II in 1662. The RBSC operate chiefly in Landshut, where a stock exchange floor continues to remain active. Branches of the RBSC exist in München, Regensberg, Berlin, and Stettin. In exploratory news, while much of Bavaria is immersed in Civil War, the RBSC decides to fund expeditions into Indonesia, particularly around Borneo and the tribelands of Negara Dipa. In 1732, the investors of the RBSC put forth a combined total of 500,000 reichstalers in the construction of ships, training of private troops, and a military expedition into Negara Dipa next year. Conflict is expected to occur in coming decades.
    • New Bavaria: The colony of Nei Baiern continues to expand in population. Katharinas-Hafen, Franznacken, Bayreuth, Nei Regens, and Regenholz all expand by the end of the year. Houses and shops in each settlement continue being built. Jülichsberg and Wittlesberg both expand. Nei Baiern expands 750 km. The militias and shops are developed. A small logging and fishing town is founded north of Wilhelmsbaum island, on the mainland. The settlement, mainly populated by Saxons, comes to be called Regenholz. War continues on Hispania. New Bavaria joins France and many other nations invading Mexico.
    • Pearl River: The outpost of Perlefluss is established. A capital is expected to be constructed over the next few years. The capital of Pearl River is established, which the settlers name Perlefluss (Pearl River) after the outpost itself. War continues on Hispania. Pearl River joins France and many other nations invading Mexico.
  • In Pskov, the GDP rises along with average wages. The Inter-Republic Road network is officially opened. The Science and technology aspect of Pskov is not overlooked either. As prosperity in the nation increases, the amount of money and new people investing in institutions of higher learning. As such, the various schools that existed in Nizhegorodsk-Na-Narve unite and form the "University of Nizhegorodsk", beginning a rivalry between it and Pskov. The Grand Senate meets again and discusses the issue of the war in Spain extensively, and end by giving the ultimate decision on whether or not to prolong neutrality (especially in lieu of the riots) to the Electoral council, who is to meet later this year to decide to reaffirm or oust Supreme Prince (and Bajan) Ivan. Another big thing to happen this year is the approval of an all-union flag, a red-blue-white tricolour (OTL Russian Flag), with white representing Finnic peoples, Red representing Germanic peoples, and Blue representing Slavic peoples, all represented in equal bands to show unity and equality of all in the UK . During this year's Electoral Council meeting, the Issue of Hispania becomes a hot topic of debate and the council ends by re-affirming Bajan of Croatia as Supreme Prince. The Volunteer Batallions grow even more unexpectandly, as Professional soldiers in the Prussian and Latvian armies join them, creating two separate batallions. They are officialy designated as part of the "Croatian army" to try to maintain at least mediocre relations with Hispania, but remind them that while they have a military base in Nizhegorodsk-Na-Narve, those places can be very easily burned. General Karl Hohenzollern, leads the 1st Batallion to Zlatobrezhie, so that the force can plan to attack in the invasion of Spanish Africa after talking it over with Croatian military leadership. The second is given to the invasion of Hispania proper. Karkl scores many victories in the invasion of Africa, and captures much of the coast of OTL mozambique along with other European forces. A small contingent of 1000 men is sent to aid the Japanese in conquering Hong Kong. The Pskovians want to encourage immigration from russia, and are somewhat more successful with the Muscovite serfs, who can move around freely with their landlord's consent. This puts much issues with the leadership of Novgorod and Muscovy, who think Pskov is just looking for a fight. The Ruble is becoming more and more used and is becoming the unofficial currency of Russia. The idea of currency reform, to reform it to a decimal system is put out, in order to simplify much trade (even though it is already simple enough with multiples of 20). Zlatobrezhie becomes more and more wealthy as more people get used to over 100 years of Pskovian governance. The Pskov Imperial Company appoints Anton Grigorich Volinskiy as the head of the Pirate Hunting initiative. After much pressure, The Pskov Imperial Company strengthens the defences of the Pskovian Isles, and decides to offer pirates an official pardon for their crimes, so long as they give up their ship and riches, and return to Europe to live their lives as common civilians. However, if caught a second time, there would be no pardon and they would be turned over to the colony they were captured closest to, to await their fate. Upon receiving news of Bajan Ivan's death, the bells of the Veche ring once more, and the electoral council is once again set to meet. Two weeks of mourning are declared, as Wilhelm Hohenzollern takes on the role as interim head of state. The Electors are chosen in May, and convened from the 3rd of June to the 11th, when it was announced that Nicolai Feodorovich Zaytsev, the now-former Velikiy-Knyaz-Namestnik of Pskov was elected to the position of Supreme Prince, and takes the style His Supreme Princely Grace, Nicolai Feodorovich Zaytsev, by the will of the Veche and the People Velikiy Knyaz of Pskov, Grand Duke of Lithuania, Knyaz of Latvia and Belarus, Konig of Prussia, Consul of Eesti, and of the Whole Union Verkhovniy Knyaz (Supreme Prince). He is the first Verkhovniy Knyaz to be inaugurated under the tricolour banner of the Union of Konigsberg.
    • The Federal Republic of Eesti upgrades its naval capabilities and military. Some Estonians volunteer for the war against Hispania
    • Latvia works on its economy and improving the GDP. Some Latvians volunteer for the war in Hispania.
    • In Lithuania, the military is improved by purchasing weaponry from Pskov and stuff. The Prime Minster attends the Grand Summit. Some people volunteer.
    • In the United Republic of Prussia and Danzig benefits from the de facto free trade with Croatia begin to show and grow its economy, GDP, and average wages, as Prussian merchants, quick to capitalize on the downfall of aristocratic privileges in favour of wealth privileges (that many nobles got because they were also wealthy, and those that were did not care for the fate of the "lesser" nobility). König - Statthalter Wilhelm Hohenzollern acts with the power of the Supreme Prince during the March-June interregnum. During this time, Wilhelm, being a German himself, throws much more support behind Bavaria's war effort, and pledges two more "Volunteer battalions" to their armies, and puts General Ludwig von Einzbern in command of them.
    • The Belarussian Military is improved as the Road network continues being built. After the Grand Summit, Knyaz-Namestnik Dmitri Shevchenko, and Glava-Dumi Nikolai Prakazov, having signed the Pskov Concordat, both endorse the document and emplore the Duma to ratify it. The Pskov Concordat is ratified.

1747

Yemeni forces have almost completely liberated their home country, forcing local garrisons of Mansuriyyan and Damascan troops out. They begin to mobilize, threatening to march on further along the Red Sea and Persian Gulf coasts unless they are stopped. (10 Mil, 10 Eco, 10 infra, undoubled)

With the rising wish, or for some even need for the Kievan Rus’, a series of revolts occurs. The first one is in the Wallachian vassal, the center of the future nation. The second one occurs in the western parts of the Tartary vassal, the third one occurring in the southern parts of Russia, while the fourth and final revolt occurs in Belarus, once also a principality of the Kievan Rus’. Although not initially connected, these revolts do plan on uniting if they succeed (Every revolt: 7 Mil, 7 Eco, 7 infra ; undoubled)

Do they want less rights? because this is how they get less rights. Well, in any case, time to put them off as some opportunistic ass hat trying to grab power for himself by being pissed he didn't get elected supreme prince ... I think I'll name him Alexandr Lukoshenko ... oh, and institute martial law for a while, and centralize power a bit more. *Supreme Prince Zaytsev turns to his right. *Voevoda Mistislavov! mobilizes the armed forces, we have a wannabe world leader to smash! And Get Einzbern on the line, he was third in number of votes (123), we need him to denounce Lukoshenko as a traitor!-Lx (leave me a message)Azarath Flag
They want their own country, but one thing I forgot to mention in this event, all of these revolts are popular. -Sky

Rebels operating in Galicia against the Spanish government seize a few towns as most Spanish forces are fighting and losing abroad. Spanish officials accuse Portugal of supplying these rebels, but Portugal staunchly denies this.

A few Serbian nobles write letters to the Roman Emperor and Senate, claiming grievances and unfair treatment from the government for the benefit of Bulgarians. Most of these letters are either ignored or declared as not addressing truly important issues and are not redressed.

  • Empire of Japan (Personal Union With Manchuria): The military/economy is built up. Horiyōshi Yokohama III, late one night, decides to engage in intercourse with one of his courtwomen. However, getting overly exited and aroused, he suffers a heart attack from exhaustion. His son, Yamamota Yokohama IV, takes power, now being the Emperor of Japan and Manchuria. A notification is sent to Manchuria that due to these recent unfortunate events, the emperor will have to come to throne in Japan, ruling both nations from there. Merchants, seeking to make the lives of the disorganized Small Kingdoms better, found the port city of Yantai to trade the Chinese food in order to make life easier on them. The fire, know to the people of Japan as the Great Fire, makes many people move away from the city, into Japan's colonies and vassals such as Manchuria, and Taiwan. Now that Manchuria is owned by Yokohama III, the nation rejoices, now being under a Japanese monarchs rule. Meanwhile, merchants in the Philippines, on their way to the southern islands, steer off course on their way there. His companions and their leader, Hideak Kotohito, freak out, until they land at the OTL location of Biak. The town of OTL Biak is claimed for Japan, already serving as a trading post with the natives. The island is settled, creating the first colonial settlement for the Empire of Japan. The emperor is praised upon, with the magical number 2000 being used everywhere. After exploring north for a couple years to find alternate trade different from Hispania, Japanese and Ainu merchants make first contact with the Kiamukut Band on the Alaskan coast. The merchants did not understand the Inuits well, but they were escorted by fishers to the Grand Chief. As a sign if friendship between them, the merchants offer many gifts to him, being given Inuit food, cloth, shelter, and warmth in return. Because of this, troops are sent into the war against the Ming. A few Japanese settlers, looking to become the first contenders in the Alaskan trade, travel north to establish a colony on OTL St Lawrence Island. Ainu is annexed into Japan, in which a feast is held for both of the leaders of the two nations. However, Yamamoto Yokohama IV, afraid of losing trading rights in Kiatumgutai, sends a diplomat to the Tartary asking for trading rights in where they have settled. [MODERATOR RESPONSE]. Meanwhile, Yamamoto Yokohama IV adopts a 12 year old Manchu boy, to show the people how much he cares about his empire. Vassalation of the Kiamikgut Band is halted due to the war with Hispania.
    • Japanese Manchuria (Port of Japan): The military/economy is built up. The port finishes construction, and is now open for service. More settlers come, mostly from survivors from the great fire, to build ships for Japan. The project of 9 larger ships is now complete, and another one of 20 frigates is planned to be finished by 1700.
    • Yantai (Port of Japan): The military/economy is built up. The port city of Yantai is founded to feed the people of the Small Kingdoms, and to spread Shinto missionaries throughout China. Though, after a few small skirmishes with the locals, no expansion of the city occurs. As the economy begins to drop with fewer Chinese and Spanish merchants coming in Yamamoto Yokohama IV asks the Chinese Warlord states X and Y to defend China in the case of any non-local emerging power rises in the area. To spice up the deal, Japan-Manchuria offers 70 lbs of Silver to every state that joins, with economic bonuses coming long term.
    • Formosa (Vassal of Japan): The military/economy is built up. Now that the war is over, The old Taiwanese state now controls all of Taiwan. A huge wave of settlers come, mostly survivors from the great fire, settle in Taiwan to start up a new life and to build ships/farm for Japan.
    • Vietnam: The military/economy is built up. A law is passed that makes all teenagers get two-year compulsory military training and then a five-year military term. While training, the people are exposed to Shinto, and some convert because they have lost faith in Buddhism. While not many do, the number seems to increase slightly every years, about 5000 doing so. Shinto missionaries are also sent to North Vietnam to help the people convert, or at least tolerate Shinto. The conversion rate continues to rise, with help asked from Korea to send missionaries to help rise these rates even more to convert them. Foreign troops are moved into the area, to help keep the area centralized and under control. The Governments of Vietnam are now under one.
    • Biak: Expands by 20 px.
    • Kiatumgutai: As the new Alaskan market opens up, about 8 more people flock to the area to try to make money in the area. The colony expands by 5px.
  • Duchy of Hamburg: Hamburg expands its infrastructure, and its subjects expand their economies. More troops return home from the war as the coalition nears total victory. Provisional governments are established, mostly military-run, in territories occupied by Hamburgian forces: Belize and the southern Philippines namely. Meanwhile, trade with the Hawaiian natives continues as harassment by Hispania-aligned forces on shipping drops dramatically. Trade with the Maori tribes in the New Rugia islands also continue, based out of the trading town of Sophiastadt (OTL Nelson, New Zealand). Meanwhile, the direct administration of colonies and protectorates is reorganized into individual authorities for more effective management: Borealian Colonial and Protectorate Authority (Cherokee-Shawanee, New Hamburg, New Brunswick, soon-to-be Belize), West African Colonial Authority (New Lüneburg, Williamsburg), East African Colonial Authority (Ostland), and Indo-Oceania Colonial Authority (Aceh, Nellore, New Mecklenburg, soon-to-be South Philippines).
  • Nubia: The military continues to train loyal troops to fight for the nation. Cities continue to rebuild themselves like European cities. Ports expand to fit more ships. A big library is continuing being built in the capital city. It will store books from around the world. The first university in the country is continuing being built in the capital city. Our military continues to expand 100 px southwest. Walls and outposts around the capital city are continuing being built. Now that Nubia is unified, we continue to centralize the nation. Due to revolts continuing to happen in Yemen, we continue to watch who comes into our nation carefully.
  • Portugal: Continues a notable buildup in military strength and allows for a vigorous training program of the existing military forces attempting to train them up heavily. Meanwhile, the administration continues to be reformed, and agriculture and commerce are encouraged. Meanwhile, Portugal continues to develop its navy. Meanwhile, the colony in Lenhame continues exporting wheat to Portugal. Meanwhile, trade intensifies in the African coast. Meanwhile, Santa Cruz and São Sebastião expand by 5000 sq km each.
  • Korea: Korea continues to build up its military. Meanwhile, more Taoist, Neo-Confucian and Buddhist temples are built. Taoism rises in popularity and gains more followers. Regular (read: not Imperial) Shinto gains a few more followers as well, mainly along the coastline in Southeastern Korea, particularly in Busan, Jejudo, Ulsan, and the coastal cities and coastal towns of Southern Gyeongsang Province. Mahayana Tao-Shintoism also continues to grow, and begins gaining followers from the areas where Shinto is growing, with some Shintoists switching to Mahayana Tao-Shintoism. A few Shinto missionaries from Jejudo help out Japan in Vietnam to bring Shinto there. The colony of Haejagang (해자강) expands by 500 sq km.
  • France: Military, navy and economy are built up. The colony continues expanding and growing by 100 sq km among both colonies into the Galapago Islands called Illes d'Neptune. The colonies continue growing as expected. The colony of Nouvelle Rouen continues to expand inland throughout the land corridor given by Cahokie by 9800 sq km. Mining continues in the colony of Nouevelle Orleans. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. small contigent of ten ships are sent at the nehilaw with and army of 10,000 soldiers to defend the area. War is declared upon Spain after several years of deterioration of the once great alliance of the two country, the king seeks to further its influence in Europe by attempting what many of his own military advisors consider suicide, The king prepares a good portion of the Fleet from Europe to attempt landing in Spain's east coast area. While this, the local troops from Colombia move to defend the southern and northwestern border as well as the local Colombian fleet to defend Nouvelle Sardinie from the Spanish fleet ships and pirates, The rest of the colonial troops moves into Spanish territory in OTL Mexico from Cahokia and Chateau d'or (Costa Rica :v) war continues for the time being
    • Kingdom of Rhineland: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. The kingdom after defeating the forces of the rebels follow suit and declare war on Spain as France did.
    • Kingdom of Lower Burgundy: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • Sardinia: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. The Sardinian language has lowered its usage to only 10% of the population of Sardinia (roughly 50,000 people) with the speaking African (43%) and French (38%) or Vandalian (9% African Rhenish German dialect) and with the vast majority being able to speak both African and French (that is more or less 85% of the nation's population). The population is stable at 500,000 people. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • Andorra: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up.
    • Africa: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. The African language has become the de facto leading language surpassing every other (outside of French) being spoken by the 2.3 million people living in the country as either native or second language. Vandalian, however, dominates area of Tripolitania's coast with a population of around 5000 speakers in the region. French is still the main language officially. Trading outposts begin to be made in the border of the country to trade with Tuareg and inland tribes. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • French Mali: Due to vast piracy campaigns which France and Spain have contributed to has resulted in many pirate coves in the Bissagos Islands, and as a result a larger influx of Frenchmen arrived this year, though they still don't even make up 1% yet. Ports continue to expand appropriately and the region becomes a place worth note on many maps. Roads continue being built to outlying villages and plantations continue being built.
    • Artois: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure and navy are built up. The nation prepares an army for the conflict in Britannia. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • Free City of Danzig: The military, economy, infrastructure, and navy are built up, Danzig asks a diplomatic meeting with Pskov, Croatia and Poland's leadership within the city.
    • Cahokie: Christianization of the locals continues. Military, navy, infrastructure and economy are built up. Declares war on Spain as France did.
  • Netherlands: Now in personal union with Westphalia, the king and queen vow to uphold the current political system and surrenders all the powers stipulated under the Act of common law and the Nassau Act. The current political environment of the Netherlands along with the growing enlightenment literature in the East leads to the growth of the Dutch Enlightened circles particularly in Brussels, Amsterdam, and The Hague. Thinkers such as Adriaan van Hogendrop, and Louis Simon Poullet become leaders of the ideas. Amongst their works are the King and the People, and The Brave New World prove very influential among academic circles, promoting the belief of economic liberty, State of mind and identity and the division of power (based on the works of OTL John Locke). The wealth of the Netherlands continues to grow to pre-civil war levels and it grows at a more sustainable level as the hold over trade and banking is solidified, while the hold over the East India trade Company is finalized. Trade increases substantially as peace remains high throughout the trading routes of the Dutch Empire and as cash crops and spice fetch large prices on the European market. Wallonia and Flanders continue to grow economically. Under the guidance of the new States-General led by Stadtholder Antonie van Namur the power of the Kingdom's legislation is stabilized and amplified allowing greater liberties to the productive and trading sectors. Wallonian steel increases in value again as it picks up. Cultural and scientific development continues in the Netherlands led by the university of Brussels, Frankfurt, and other institutions. Recent innovations and discoveries in the field of biology and microbiology, in addition to work done in Pskov and other nations, greatly increases investment and understanding in these fields. Architecture continues to develop as well as the cities are rebuilt. military and naval expansion continue. More ships of the line are built to help keep Dutch trading lines under control. The Dutch Royal Army stands at 45,000 strong in Europe while the colonies put together reach 35,000 mainly in the East Indies were Indians are recruited. Naval reforms begin. This turn in all Dutch possessions and territories is dedicated to military expansion.
    • Netherland's East India Company: With the reorganization of power beginning in the homeland reforms are started in the East Indies territories. Administration is overhauled to bring it into a centralized administration while local autonomy of the Company's vassals is reaffirmed. The Company army begins reforms to create three divisions of the so called Native troops, Indian troops, and European troops. Amongst the reforms put forward efforts to assimilate and convert the Malay and Javanese are ceased and respect of local cultures is assured. Major territorial reforms are passed With Brunei and the Malay peninsula (now Jehore) regaining significant internal autonomy while the cities of Malacca, Singapore, and the eastern part of Brunei remain under direct Dutch administration. Sunda remains under direct rule withe sultan receiving a pension. Southern Sumatra is added to the Dutch East Indies as a result of the war with payurung. The area is reorganized and administration is placed under Batavia. The first coffee plantation in the orient is established in Java.
    • Jehore and Brunei: Economic development continues. The East India Company restores local autonomy to the Malay peninsula Under the treaty of Malacca recognizing the Jehore dynasty as the sultans of Malay. A local Malay regiment is created from company troops to help administer the new sultanate though it remains a Dutch client State. 7000 troops are raised to aid in the war effort, and a fleet of 30 ships is placed under the control of the company.
    • Dutch Africa: The European-educated black elites in Benin are granted greater autonomy as long as they provide the quota of slaves, ivory and other tradable goods. efforts to break Austrian dominance in the Cameroon region begin. The Governor requests that The Hague enforce Dutch interests in the region and secure a deal with Austria at all costs.
    • Guiana: The population of Guiana has steadily grown over the past 100 years reaching a population of 20,000 white settlers and some 12,000 black slaves. Economic growth continues and Paramaribo is declared the colony's capital. Plantations continue to grow and demands to open the interior for further exploitation begin. Culturally the colony remains Dutch-Wallon. Relations with the natives continue to deteriorate as incursions into native land continues and enslavement of the native population begins to work in construction. Efforts to isolate and destroy native culture begin. Exploration of the interior continues as expansion along the new Rhine River (OTL Orinoco River) continue as well as along the Amazon River claiming 500 pixels in total. Expansion of military control into the Interior continues with outposts being constructed to enforce Dutch-Wallon rule over the colony. Dutch Privateers continue operating out of Guiana under false flags. Development of the Guiana Aristocratic culture continues as more land is set aside for plantations. Coffee becomes increasingly popular in the colony. New Antwerp and Paramaribo become major trading cities as the local economy grows following the civil war.
  • Westphalia: This turn is officially dedicated to military expansion in Frankfurt, Nassau, and Luxembourg. Hesse, Jülich, Köln, Lippe, Mainz, Paderborn, Pfalz, Berg, Brunswick-Göttingen, Westfalen, and our remaining vassals, this turn is dedicated to military expansion. Our territories are reorganized, with Frankfurt, Nassau, and Luxembourg remaining personal union with the Kingdom of Westphalia, and in turn the Netherlands, while our remaining territories are designated vassals. Our forces begin training using experience from recent wars, and ships are built in allied ports. Our colonies continue to be supplied through allied territory, although growth is slow. Trade increases with the nations of Oldenburg, Hamburg, and the Netherlands. Trade with our colonies and allies continues. Now that the entirety of the Westphalia region is united, including Frankfurt and Luxembourg, work begins on improving infrastructure between nations. The seed drill, previously invented by Johann Tserclaes, begins to become common place across the nation, greatly increasing the productivity of our agricultural sectors. The surplus in crops allows our nation to experience a large population increase, which continues from the previous year at a steady rate. Seeing the need for increased production of clothing and other cotton related products, the nation begins investing in the domestic woolen industry, since the nation lacks a major partner in India or elsewhere for importing of woolen goods. A heavy fabric cloth known as fustian becomes popular, made from flax warp and cotton weft. Although not as soft as cotton, and more difficult to sow, this fabric is much stronger. Lombardy is also placed in personal union with the Netherlands, while Stephano von Habsburg-Visconti, the son of Giovani d’Visconti, a descendant of the former kings of Lombardy, is selected as his heir in Lombardy. An agreement is signed formalizing this agreement, while Leopold II’s first son Joseph is selected as heir to the throne of Westphalia and the Netherlands.
  • Demak Sultanate: Sultan Adi leads the people in centralizing and becoming more Sunni Muslim. We reaffirm our alliances with the United Islamic Nations promising full support in return of full support. We continue trading heavily with the Suri Empire and Urdustan. The land given to the Suri Empire is openly bordered now, allowing people to move in and out of the border lines freely. We spread Islam throughout the Indonesian islands. Our military and navy is expanded as we receive economic support from Suri Empire. Our population increases. We reaffirm our alliance with the Dutch. We reaffirm their claims to Brunei and Pagabar. Trade is emphasized within the realm, as well as maintaining our massive navy. We start to recover from the war, even though we barely participated. We start to aid our UIN allies against the Yemeni threat.
  • Yunnan: The Yunnanese continue to invest the modest income from exports into infrastructure. They also continue improving the defensive fortifications of Yunnan.
  • Kingdom of Brittany: John XI of Montfort comes to power after his brother, Francis V dies. As an established lord in the town of Rennes at the age of 52, he already is popular within the Duchy as a fair ruler and capable administrator. His first act as king is to remove much of the unnecessary antiquated remnants of the feudal system left over in the semi-backwards Duchy with the goal of transforming it into a modern kingdom eventually. This enrages much of the local nobility, but they are pacified with bribes and the military which is improved heavily over the year, as many modern weapons are imported and generals are educated in modern tactics. Fearing a French invasion, John moves the capital from Naoned (Nantes) which is literally sitting on the border with France to the more centrally located town of Roazhon (Rennes). What navy that Brittany does have is nationalized and placed in the new seaport of Brest, located in a defensible harbor. After many failed colonies, King John XI decides to grant a charter to the Breton East India Company and it becomes the Royal Breton Indies Company, and a commercial port is established by the name of Porzh-Yann (Port John) at the confluence of the Scorff and Blavent rivers (OTL Lorient). Efforts to encourage the Breton language are applauded, and the standardization process goes smoothly. Schools across Brittany, especially in the Gallo language-speaking region of Lower Brittany are encouraged to teach modern Breton. Scholars create a Breton Bible and it is heavily promoted by the government and spread throughout the nation. Alongside the cultural revolution that is going on in Brittany, an agricultural revolution begins with improved crop rotation techniques, improvement of fertilizer, and the final decline in feudal land usage allow the agricultural output in the nation to grow in leaps and bounds, especially in the less remote and more fertile eastern region of the nation. The Royal Breton Indies company begins scouting the Moluccas and by the end of the year, the small outpost of Naoned Navez (New Nantes) is established on the island of Banda Besar in the tiny Banda Islands in the Moluccas, the world's only source of nutmeg, mace, and a major producer of cloves. Steam power spreads from France to Brittany and people begin moving into the rapidly-expanding cities of Naoned, Roazhon, and Porzh-Yann. After years of centralization, Brittany is finally declared a modern Kingdom with John XI as King. Naoned Navez expands 200 sq km on the southern coast of the island of Sarem. We offer to marry John's daughter Mari to Prince Fredrich-Rudolf of Bavaria, and offer an alliance to Westphalia, Pskov and company, Navarre, Bavaria, Scandinavia, Brittania, Croatia, and the Netherlands.
    • ​Bavarian Dip: Queen Frances I and King Ferdinand graciously accept the alliance of John XI, and inform the King that Prince Friedrich-Rudolf was sent to Brittany in 1746 and is ready to happily marry ... Mari.
    • King Erramun de Evreux of Navarre gladly welcomes Brittany's place among the world's truly free nations, and extends a diplomatic arm to Roazhon by sending a series of envoys who then negotiate an alliance that recognizes both nations' sovereignty. 
  • Grand Croatian Bajandom (Velika Hrvatska Bajanovina): Economy turn. Sewerage systems similar to Ragusan ones are built in major towns of the Bajanate. With growing Ragusan influence, and the beginning of further colonization, the navy expands rapidly using much of the Ragusan and also Britannic expertise. Moreover, with the influx of new resources in form of lumber, labour and metals, the navy begins expanding at a fast rate. More and more ships capable of crossing the Atlantic with ease are built. The Sabor intends to restore the glorious naval culture of the Neretva peoples and plans to do so by expanding the navy. The kravata (tie) is more and more used as an accessory. As the war for Hungary ends, some Croats and Hungarians are still unsatisfied as not all was achieved since the spoils of war had to be shared with the Romans. The Breton alliance is accepted.
    • ​Bandom of Croatia: Trade routes are strengthened and the salt mines around Tuzla are explored as well as the salt industry in Pag and Nin. Using irrigation from the Danube, Sava, Drava, Drina, Cetina, Una, Vrbaš, Kupa, Neretva and other rivers the fields in the kingdom are developed, used for crops such as wheat, rye and barley. With trade routes increasing and Croatia entering an era of peace and of stability, the development of new trade ships is issued. The Brothers of the Raven continue spreading their influence in Croatia. Stone mining is furthered as well as the timber industry. The need for these resources rises as urbanization carries on. The navy, under command of the Bajan and the First Admiral is developed due to the purchase of Britannic ships which are inspected and introduced into the Royal War Navy of Croatia or HBRM (Hrvatska Bajanska Ratna Mornarica). Iron ores in Dugopolje, Zenice and at last the 'mud' ore in Vojvodina and eastern Slavonia are to be exploited alongside the silver and copper ores more frequently and of better quality than the iron ores. The exploitation of iron ores in the Lika and Gorski kotar areas continues. The salt industry in Ston is funded by the government. Britannic assistance aids with the naval reform. The influx of resources from Dahomey aids the economy. However, the government makes sure that the gold arriving isn't immediately put on the market in order to control the inflation in the worth of gold. The silver mine in Srebrenica is mined.
    • Polish Bandom (Poljska Banovina): The Polish Bandom grows relatively independently, although a part of the Bajandom, the Polish Saborčić (Little Sabor, also known as Szlachta/Šljahta) works more or less independently within its borders. The Polish Ban is elected by it while the Bajan only confirms him. The issue within Poland are attempted to be handled, and for now things are peaceful again, although some nobles still seem to be plotting something.
    • Czech Bandom (Češka Banovina): The Bandom recovers from the Idiocracy's rule and many nobles gain more power in the nation.
    • Banate of Silesia (Šlezijska Banovina): The Bandom's natural resources are highly sought in the rest of the Bajanate which leads to economic growth. The Silesian cultural movement flourishes with aid of the Croats, who aim to make Silesia a region independent from both Poland and the Czech Banate.
    • Podbanate of Dahomej (Podbanovina Dahomej): The natural resources are quickly put to use, such as coconuts, cotton both refined and raw as well as the gold. Finally, the wood industry prospers as materials are needed for new ships that would help keep the connection between Croatia and Dahomey strong.
    • Podbandom of Carantania (Podbanovina Karantanska): Croatization continues, starting with removing any pro-Austrian threats. The idea that Carantania is Slavic since the Carantanian Slavic tribe settled there spreads and is used to bring the Podbandom closer to the Bandom.
    • Isles of the Grand Bajandom (Otoci Velike Bajanovine): The infrastructure is built up.
  • Andean Monarchy: With the end of the War and the expansion of the Inca, the Peruvian Confederation, under the French, reforms into the Andean Monarchy. Tawantinsuyu remains the head nation in the Monarchy, and is the most populous at eight million people. It also houses the largest City:Cuzco, which has roughly 170,000 people. Military, economy and navy improve. Huascar II and his Lesser Kings oversee the creation of the Union of Hesperia and Borrelia, we invite the Nehilaw to join the Union as the first nonfounding nation.
    • Empire du Chimor: Under the Andean Monarchy and French Rule, the nation of Chimor continues to grow. Population stands at roughly three million and continues to grow. French migration into the region increases as the nation is absorbed into the French sphere. Military, economy and navy improve.
    • Empire du Chiribaya: Under the Andean Monarchy and French Rule, the nation of Chimor continues to grow. Population stands at roughly three million and continues to grow. French migration into the region increases as the nation is absorbed into the French sphere. Military, economy and navy improve.
    • Empire du Collaquyimbya: Under the Andean Monarchy and French Rule, the nation of Chimor continues to grow. Population stands at roughly 300,000 and continues to grow. French migration into the region increases as the nation is absorbed into the French sphere. Military, economy and navy improve.
    • Viceroyalty of Chile: Formerly a part of New Spain, the new nation is brought into the Andean Monarchy. With a population just under one million, the nation sees a new economic system under the Inca that greatly benefits the economy. Military, economy and navy improve. Spanish still makes up a majority in the region.
    • Domain of Tiwanaku: Formally a part of New Spain, the new nation is brought into the Andean Monarchy. With a population just under 100,000, the nation sees a new economic system under the Inca that greatly benefits the economy. Military, economy and navy improve. Spanish still makes up a majority in the region, though French and Inca cultures also grow.
  • In the Kingdom of Navarre, the talk of the realm relates to peace, and for good reason: Hispania appears to be completely spent on other campaigns so as to ignore the rebel Kingdom. King Erramun works extensively to enforce the value of the Libra esterlinak, which could prove to be able to undo major economic advances after the war is over. Agricultural improvements are made in leaps and bounds, sustaining a higher population. This is largely attributed to new fertilizers and manures.
  • Kingdom of Bavaria: In 1747, Bavaria expands its economy. National infrastructure is developed. The population continues to rise. Trausnitz continues to be the national capital. In Munchen, Queen Isabell University remains a staple of education in Bavaria. Queen Frances I, aged 46, and her council continue to allow the training of new troops. Frances I is currently married to Ferdinand von Ingschaft, having married in 1740. Several modern warships and trade vessels begin construction at Bremen Port. Modern weaponry make its introduction into Bavaria. In diplomatic news, Bavaria maintains alliances with Hispania, Britannia, France, The Netherlands, Scandinavia, and Rome. In religious news, around 76% of the country adheres to the Western Church, while the rest are either traditional Catholic or Reformist. There has been an uptick of 60% of Bavaro-German primary speakers in Franconia, Saxony, Pomerania, and Brandenburg, and uptick of 85% secondary speakers in those areas. In colonial news, Nei Baiern continues to expand. In economic news, the previously informal, regional Landshut Stock Exchange is given a royal charter and given full benefits of a crown backed enterprise. In political news, Frances I continues to sit at both Bavarian and Austrian privy councils, the separation having occurred in 1668. In industrial news, the effects of industrialization and urbanization begin to be felt in Swabia and Würzburg, where Stuttgart becomes the center of manufacturing and modern production. In parliamentary news, Frances promises the creation of a large Bavaro-Austrian parliament in return for Austrian help in expeditions to Negara Dipa after 1740. A commission of Austrians in Landshut agree to the deal. In other news, Ferdinand von Ingschaft becomes a prominent politician following his success in the Civil War. In demographic news, Frances I issues a 1735 census to be taken. The census is completed in 1736, and reveals that in all Bavarian realms, there are 16,000,000 people. In more depth, 8,500,000 live in Bavaria, 4,750,000 in Austria, 1,500,000 in Brandenburg, 1,000,000 in Pomerania, 75,000 in Bremen Port, and 175,000 in Lubeck. This is a near doubling in population since 1659, itself signalling postive population growth, and a population which maintains health into old age. The Queen's children are: Franz-Hector (born 1732), Joan (born 1735), and Anne (born 1741). The Queens's siblings are: former King Albert V (born 1694, died 1742), and Friedrich-Rudolf (born 1704). The Deutsche Diet is created in 1736, and using her powers as Supreme Chancellor of the Curia Bavaria, places the seat of the Diet in Augsburg, where the historic Imperial Diet also sat. Many Bavarians and Austrians are fine with this placement, being far enough away from Bavarian influence which could corrupt the diet. This new Diet will occupy supremacy over both the Curias Bavaria and Austria, and in essence will act as an Upper House to both regional Curias. In royal news, the body of Franz-Heinrich is transported back to Landshut in order for a funeral to take place there. Frances I, with her two children, attend the solemn ceremony. Concerning the situation in Pomerania, The war continues in northern Italy. However, in more positive news, plague seems to have died down in Brandeburg, claiming its last victims early in 1742. Prince Friedrich-Rudolf is married to Princess Mari of Brittany. In Austrian news, Felix Manzkari is petitioned by several Austrian parliamentarians to personally lead an army in the war. Manzkari, wanting to solidify Austrian support and, unlike King Ferdinand von Ingschaft, prove himself militarily, accepts the petition. In response to this, the Curia Austria officially creates the County of Manzkari, and names Felix as the first Count Manzkari. The Deutsche Diet legitimizes this decree, and the Queen follows suit a short time later. He leaves for the war in the early Spring and enters occupied Italian territory a few weeks later. Suprisingly, several strong regiments of the still surviving Spanish Empire spill into Italy from France. Manzkari engages several regiments in late May, and finds great success in these battles. His luck plateaus in the summer after undergoing a series of inconclusive skirmishes near Milan. Manzkari decides to return to Venice and spend the rest of the year resting, training, and recuperating his troops, not wanting to make the same mistakes the ambitious Ferdinand did. In diplomatic news, Bavaria enters a formal alliance with Brittany.
    • Curia Bavaria: The Curia Bavaria, also known as the Bavarian Parliament or Bavarian Diet, continue to operate in the Parliamentary Palace in Landshut. Parliament orders the Bavarian Army to be outfitted in modern uniform and to hold modern weaponry. In political news, the Curia Bavaria continue to implement the Bavarian Commands and Collegiate Writs into a codified, national law. War continues on Hispania.
    • Deutsche Diet: The Deutsche Diet, also known as the German Parliament or German Diet, is established by the decree of Queen Frances I in 1736, and is given a charter that year. The Deutsche Diet declare war on Hispania, thus, proclaim that all Bavarian realms, including Austria, also declare war on Hispania. Felix Manzkari makes an impassioned speech in support of Austrian annexation of Tyrol and Venezia.
    • Curia Austria: Work on the Parliamentary Palace in Vienna finishes. A number of 251 Austrians sit in the Austrian parliament. Most of the laws they pass concern continual relief for Vienna and various infrastructural reconstructions around Austria. The Curia Austria is popular in Vienna, with most welcoming a separate legislative body, while others see it as a Bavarian puppet. New roads continue being constructed. The Curia Austria call for greater legislative power in Austria, and perhaps a large legislature servicing all Bavarian realms, one which would be an upper house while the Curia Bavaria and Curia Austria would be regional lower houses. Frances of Bavaria continues to give support to Austrian parliamentarians. Ferdinand von Ingschaft, in an address to the Curia Austria, petitions Frances I to create a dual Bavaro-Austrian parliament. War continues on Hispania.
    • City of Lübeck: Troops authorized by the Queen continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. The port of Lübeck is expanded and several ships are constructed. War continues on Hispania.
    • Bremen Port: Troops authorized by the Queen continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. Several cogs are constructed, and plans are drafted to construct many larger ships. Several modern warships and trade vessels begin construction at Bremen Port. War continues on Hispania.
    • Kingdom of Austria: Troops authorized by the Queen continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. The Austrian Council is created as an independent privy council for the King. In 1730, Frances is declared Queen of Austria. War continues on Hispania.
    • Duchy of Brandenburg: Troops authorized by Duke Edmund I, aged 44, continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. Poorhouses are established all over Brandenburg in order to aid all those afflicted by the recent destructive war. Edmund I's children are: Edmund (born 1718), Eleanor (born 1722), Albert-Maria (born 1722), Johann (born 1728) Klara (born 1733), and Johanna-Klarice (born 1736). War continues on Hispania.
    • Duchy of Pomerania: Troops authorized by Duke Franz-Hector I, aged 15, continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. War continues on Hispania. A university, with slight Catholic foundations, is founded in Stettin, which is named the Lady Mary University, after the late Duchess Mary.
    • Royal Bavarian Stock Company: The RBSC, founded in the late fifteenth century, is finally formalized and given a royal charter by King Leopold II in 1662. The RBSC operate chiefly in Landshut, where a stock exchange floor continues to remain active. Branches of the RBSC exist in München, Regensberg, Berlin, and Stettin. In exploratory news, while much of Bavaria is immersed in Civil War, the RBSC decides to fund expeditions into Indonesia, particularly around Borneo and the tribelands of Negara Dipa. In 1732, the investors of the RBSC put forth a combined total of 500,000 reichstalers in the construction of ships, training of private troops, and a military expedition into Negara Dipa next year. Conflict is expected to occur in coming decades.
    • New Bavaria: The colony of Nei Baiern continues to expand in population. Katharinas-Hafen, Franznacken, Bayreuth, Nei Regens, and Regenholz all expand by the end of the year. Houses and shops in each settlement continue being built. Jülichsberg and Wittlesberg both expand. Nei Baiern expands 750 km. The militias and shops are developed. A small logging and fishing town is founded north of Wilhelmsbaum island, on the mainland. The settlement, mainly populated by Saxons, comes to be called Regenholz. War continues on Hispania. New Bavaria joins France and many other nations invading Mexico.
    • Pearl River: The outpost of Perlefluss is established. A capital is expected to be constructed over the next few years. The capital of Pearl River is established, which the settlers name Perlefluss (Pearl River) after the outpost itself. War continues on Hispania. Pearl River joins France and many other nations invading Mexico.
  • Roman Empire: The Empire continues to prosper in this time of peace. The economy continues to grow as the trade networks across the Empire become more solidified and trade networks outside of the Empire continue to expand, particularly in eastern Asia and Borealia. The military and the navy continue to train, practice and learn new techniques as they are discovered. The military eventually rises to about 200,000 trained soldiers, although not all of those soldiers are on duty all the time for economic concerns. Troops of all ethnicities are trained to keep the army diverse and the ethnic groups unified. The various Archonates continue being integrated with new infrastructure, new trade connections, and a newly increasing sense of Roman "identity." Some expansionists begin to wonder why Egypt has not yet been added to the Empire as a full Archonate yet, although the Emperor assures them that it will happen. The reign of John IX has been relatively peaceful and prosperous, with minimal incidents. An attempted overthrow happened, but that was short and rapidly crushed by the army. The policy toward the Turks, numbering about two million out of an Empire of 23 million, remains the same, and a few hundred to a thousand Turks are estimated to leave the Empire each year. Cities like Ancyra, Nicaea and Ephesus continue to grow, further fortifying Roman control over western Anatolia. Military outposts along the border with the Damascan Sultanate are constructed and fortified, as the Emperor notices that there are now no buffer states between the two rising powers. Influence in vassal states continues to grow, and the Roman political and economic sphere continues to expand and consolidate its gains. The Empire continues to prosper, as trade begins to further expand and grow in eastern Asia as well as the Americas. This trade brings in considerable revenue for the Empire, allowing it to keep its military and government well funded. Religion in the Empire is another factor, and with both Alexandria and Constantinople under control as well as the tombs of four of the Apostles, income from donations and other religious aspects also helps. The influence of the patriarchs of Constantinople and Alexandria also begin to rise, taking advantage of the religious growth and piety in the Empire. The offer of the Nubians is accepted. With the increasing tensions in Europe because of the British Civil War, the military is mobilized. With the war breaking out in Europe, Rome joins the coalition and declares war on the Spanish Empire, invading Sicily and Italy and also sending troops to do battle in the Borealian Theatre.
    • Reme: The colony continues to prosper from the growth of cash crops and their export. Along with the native issue, some troops and militia as well as allied natives join in the fight to defeat the raiders and conquer their lairs. The native states are defeated and their lands placed under military occupation pending an increase of relations and better governance. The issues with the pirates begins to come to the attention of the colonial government, and steps are taken in order to cut down on piracy, including increased patrols. Increasing bureaucracy in the colonies is careful to facilitate cordial relations between the natives and colonists. Economic growth, particularly in Antillia, drives the colonization process further. Cooperation with the natives increases to further protect the mainland colonies, while better fortifications and shipyards are constructed in order to better protect the colonies. The native Creek royalty are captured after the war, and surprisingly are not executed. The royal family of the Creek is instead ordered to govern their people who reside in Roman territory in much the same manner as other native royalty in Roman Borealia. The population starts to grow further thanks to better healthcare, more food, and an expanding economy. With the events taking place in the colony of Hamburg not going as planned, the Romans are forced to react and increase the military activity of the colonies. Major port cities are given forts and extra fortifications while more troops and ships are sent to the colonies. Reme itself is further protected by two forts bristling with cannon. 
    • Egypt: Egypt begins to recover from the war. With almost all of the Muslim inhabited lands of the state stripped from it, Egypt is now mostly Christian, although the rights of the Muslims remaining are not infringed upon. Food begins to be grown again, and this helps the population recover from ages of war. The Roman military garrison largely maintains order, while a 25,000 man Egyptian force is trained to help protect the nation and the canal. The Grigius family returns from Greece to rule over Egypt once again, and they are met with some enthusiasm. The previous royal family is deposed from ruling but they are not harmed and are allowed to maintain their nobility, as relatives to the current king. Other nobles who were loyal keep their nobility, and commoners who remained loyal to Rome are given nobility and automatic citizenship. As the population continues to grow, it centers around the cities of Alexandria, Damietta, Luxor, and the newly refounded Berenice. Alexandria becomes a shining city on the banks of the sea and the Nile, and it is widely admired. Berenice is growing well, and the trade from India and China makes the city expand much more quickly. Large ships are sent around the Cape of Africa to serve as trade ships at Berenice. The population still remains mostly agricultural at this time. The revolt of the border town is easily put down by the military occupation force, but the lesson of the revolt is not lost on the Occupation Force and most of the Imperial government. Steps are taken to prevent or otherwise cut off revolts when they start, and as such some of the cultural laws and ideas initiated in the previous period of Roman rule are to be restored, with the rest restored over time. With the problems of the canal, the Roman military occupation and the native Egyptian military set up patrols along sections of the canal to ensure that raids are not too damaging. At the same time, the military tries to pinpoint the origins of these raids and take them out at the root. Military and economic growth and stability is the next major project for the Egyptian government. Egyptian officers are trained at military academies in Roman cities such as Constantinople, Adrianople and Sparta while Egyptian merchants are invested in and trained by Roman merchants. By now, most of the institutions of the Egyptian state have been rebuilt to some degree and are firmly integrated with their Roman counterparts.
    • Georgia: The Roman military occupation is largely frowned upon by the locals. However, the locals do approve of some aspects. They do approve of Roman occupation rather than Damascan occupation, and the fact that the Bagrationi Dynasty still rules earns some decent respect for Roman authority. Roman authorities work with the Bagrationi Dynasty to help bring improvements to the region and its people. Infrastructure is repaired from the war and new roads and buildings are constructed to benefit both the occupation and the native people. To help earn the loyalty of the native population, the Laz people, related to the Georgians themselves, are persuaded to gradually move from their homeland in northern Anatolia to join their brothers in Georgia. The existing Georgian navy is enrolled into the Imperial Navy while new Georgian merchants and military officers are enrolled in education programs to better integrate them with existing Imperial systems.
    • Armenia: The country of Armenia faces a bit of a problem. The Roman occupation force, as a general precaution, did not allow the Bragationi family remain in control of both Armenia and Georgia. As such, the need for a royal was the first challenge to be addressed. After much consideration in the Imperial court of Constantinople, it is decided that the Lusignan Dynasty of former Cyprus and Armenian Cicilia will take the throne, as some yet still live in Constantinople and have displayed considerable loyalty to the Empire a few decades after the fall of Cyprus. The new dynasty is enthroned on New Years Day, and the new king and the Roman occupation force begin eagerly in making Armenia a safe and prosperous place. Merchants and military officers are trained in ways similar to their Georgian counterparts, while border posts are constructed along the southern border with the Damascan Sultanate. In contrast with the Georgians, the Armenians are relatively glad to have Roman rule, as the Damascans directly invaded Armenia and threatened the populace.
    • Bulgaria: The change in rulership of Bulgaria comes as a mixed blessing by the Bulgarian people. While they are grateful that the Romans have allowed a new Bulgarian Tsar to be crowned and rule from Tarnovo, they are also somewhat upset to be cut from Vlachia, which had been a major cultural influence upon them for some time. With the new Roman management Bulgarians are free to explore their native culture as they see fit once again, although some of the traditions that they learned from the Vlachians are still maintained. The Romans step in to help the Bulgarians recover from the war and the previous stagnation suffered under the Dacians, and Roman merchants and military officers travel to Tarnovo and other major cities of the new country in order help train their Bulgarian counterparts.
  • County of Oldenburg: The war continues, but the Captain-General is convinced that victory is firmly within the grasp of Oldenburg and her allies. The Regency Council approves of sending away some Landwehr units to fight in an effort to finally achieve the Endsieg. New ships are built, and more private ships companies take letters of marque against Hispania and pirates. 
  • In Pskov, the GDP rises along with average wages. The Inter-Republic Road network is officially opened. The Science and technology aspect of Pskov is not overlooked either. As prosperity in the nation increases, the amount of money and new people investing in institutions of higher learning. As such, the various schools that existed in Nizhegorodsk-Na-Narve unite and form the "University of Nizhegorodsk", beginning a rivalry between it and Pskov. The Grand Senate meets again and discusses the issue of the war in Spain extensively, and end by giving the ultimate decision on whether or not to prolong neutrality (especially in lieu of the riots) to the Electoral council, who is to meet later this year to decide to reaffirm or oust Supreme Prince (and Bajan) Ivan. Another big thing to happen this year is the approval of an all-union flag, a red-blue-white tricolour (OTL Russian Flag), with white representing Finnic peoples, Red representing Germanic peoples, and Blue representing Slavic peoples, all represented in equal bands to show unity and equality of all in the UK . During this year's Electoral Council meeting, the Issue of Hispania becomes a hot topic of debate and the council ends by re-affirming Bajan of Croatia as Supreme Prince. The Volunteer Batallions grow even more unexpectandly, as Professional soldiers in the Prussian and Latvian armies join them, creating two separate batallions. They are officialy designated as part of the "Croatian army" to try to maintain at least mediocre relations with Hispania, but remind them that while they have a military base in Nizhegorodsk-Na-Narve, those places can be very easily burned. General Karl Hohenzollern, leads the 1st Batallion to Zlatobrezhie, so that the force can plan to attack in the invasion of Spanish Africa after talking it over with Croatian military leadership. The second is given to the invasion of Hispania proper. Karkl scores many victories in the invasion of Africa, and captures much of the coast of OTL mozambique along with other European forces. A small contingent of 1000 men is sent to aid the Japanese in conquering Hong Kong. The Pskovians want to encourage immigration from russia, and are somewhat more successful with the Muscovite serfs, who can move around freely with their landlord's consent. This puts much issues with the leadership of Novgorod and Muscovy, who think Pskov is just looking for a fight. The Ruble is becoming more and more used and is becoming the unofficial currency of Russia. The idea of currency reform, to reform it to a decimal system is put out, in order to simplify much trade (even though it is already simple enough with multiples of 20). Zlatobrezhie becomes more and more wealthy as more people get used to over 100 years of Pskovian governance. The Pskov Imperial Company appoints Anton Grigorich Volinskiy as the head of the Pirate Hunting initiative. After much pressure, The Pskov Imperial Company strengthens the defences of the Pskovian Isles, and decides to offer pirates an official pardon for their crimes, so long as they give up their ship and riches, and return to Europe to live their lives as common civilians. However, if caught a second time, there would be no pardon and they would be turned over to the colony they were captured closest to, to await their fate. Upon receiving news of Bajan Ivan's death, the bells of the Veche ring once more, and the electoral council is once again set to meet. Two weeks of mourning are declared, as Wilhelm Hohenzollern takes on the role as interim head of state. The Electors are chosen in May, and convened from the 3rd of June to the 11th, when it was announced that Nicolai Feodorovich Zaytsev, the now-former Velikiy-Knyaz-Namestnik of Pskov was elected to the position of Supreme Prince, and takes the style His Supreme Princely Grace, Nicolai Feodorovich Zaytsev, by the will of the Veche and the People Velikiy Knyaz of Pskov, Grand Duke of Lithuania, Knyaz of Latvia and Belarus, Konig of Prussia, Consul of Eesti, and of the Whole Union Verkhovniy Knyaz (Supreme Prince). He is the first Verkhovniy Knyaz to be inaugurated under the tricolour banner of the Union of Konigsberg. The Military is mobilized with siege engines to fight Lukoshenko, he is proclaimed a traitor, and a bounty of 1000 zolotniks is placed on him. The Grand Senate declares lukoshenko a traitor because he wants power for himself and wants to destroy then fragile peace created.
    • The Federal Republic of Eesti upgrades its naval capabilities and military. Some Estonians volunteer for the war against Hispania/ Eesti, in support of the union and the political system, mobilizes to deal with the belarussian threat
    • Latvia works on its economy and improving the GDP. Some Latvians volunteer for the war in Hispania.Latvia mobilizes its military in support of the Union upon the behest of Pskov.
    • In Lithuania, the military is improved by purchasing weaponry from Pskov and stuff. The Prime Minster attends the Grand Summit. Some people volunteer. Lithuania prepares to Mobilize.
    • In the United Republic of Prussia and Danzig benefits from the de facto free trade with Croatia begin to show and grow its economy, GDP, and average wages, as Prussian merchants, quick to capitalize on the downfall of aristocratic privileges in favour of wealth privileges (that many nobles got because they were also wealthy, and those that were did not care for the fate of the "lesser" nobility). König - Statthalter Wilhelm Hohenzollern acts with the power of the Supreme Prince during the March-June interregnum. During this time, Wilhelm, being a German himself, throws much more support behind Bavaria's war effort, and pledges two more "Volunteer battalions" to their armies, and puts General Ludwig von Einzbern in command of them. Erik von Einzbern denounces Lukoshenko as a traitor. The URPD prepares to mobilize
    • The Belarussian Military is improved as the Road network continues being built. After the Grand Summit, Knyaz-Namestnik Dmitri Shevchenko, and Glava-Dumi Nikolai Prakazov, having signed the Pskov Concordat, both endorse the document and emplore the Duma to ratify it. The Pskov Concordat is ratified. Belarussia mobilizes its military in sresponse to the revolts, trying its best to put them down.
  • Sichuan: Warlord Yin Wulong moves part of his forces into the new territory gained to protect against rebels and such. Now that the war has passed, the Warlord also starts implementing military reforms based on the more modern systems and such he had seen. Trade is also encouraged between Sichuan and Japan-Manchuria, the Warlord hoping to strengthen relations further with the nation.

1748

As a final part of ending Japan’s legacy with Spain along with suspicion of spying by European powers, Japanese troops round up thousands of Catholic and Western Christians throughout Japan, Formosa, Manchuria, and even mainland China, slaughtering them all in an aggressive purge. Officials estimate as many as 100,000 were killed across all eastern Asian regions.

  • Has Saturn120 discussed this with you? Because, I certainly disapprove of this Mod Event which has led to the killing of every single Western Christian in Manchuria, and Mainland China. Sat can kill his Christians but I am not killing mine >_>.. RexImperio (talk) 05:51, January 15, 2015 (UTC)
  • Yes, I have. He didn't object to the Manchurian part, so that is something you should take up with him. Mainland China refers to the former Spanish ports captured by Japanese forces in the recent war. -MP
  • Technically, Christians were a threat to Japan in OTL, and seeing that Japan-Manchuria now controls cities full of them, it would be kinda implausible not to see any go. Also, I saw no mod events like this yet, so I talked to MP about it. Sorry if I couldn't tell you Rimp, the timezones screw everything up XD. Saturn120 (Talk/Blog) 00:40, January 16, 2015 (UTC)

In an effort to better protect themselves from the chaos of the War in Europe, the two remaining Swiss states decide to unify and form the Swiss Confederation, a new state neutral in European affairs.

The first encyclopaedists spread among the literary circles of Europe, being against the wars ravaging Europe and considering themselves heralds of education they decide to write Enciklopedija, ilitiga sistematski rječnik znanstava, umjetnosti i vještina (Encyclopaedia, or a Systematic Dictionary of the Sciences, Arts, and Crafts), led by Croatian writers and in this case, editors, Antun Kačić and Ivan Đurđević and working on the estate of Kačić near Omiš.

  • Empire of Japan (Personal Union With Manchuria): The military/economy is built up. Horiyōshi Yokohama III, late one night, decides to engage in intercourse with one of his courtwomen. However, getting overly exited and aroused, he suffers a heart attack from exhaustion. His son, Yamamota Yokohama IV, takes power, now being the Emperor of Japan and Manchuria. A notification is sent to Manchuria that due to these recent unfortunate events, the emperor will have to come to throne in Japan, ruling both nations from there. Merchants, seeking to make the lives of the disorganized Small Kingdoms better, found the port city of Yantai to trade the Chinese food in order to make life easier on them. The fire, know to the people of Japan as the Great Fire, makes many people move away from the city, into Japan's colonies and vassals such as Manchuria, and Taiwan. Now that Manchuria is owned by Yokohama III, the nation rejoices, now being under a Japanese monarchs rule. Meanwhile, merchants in the Philippines, on their way to the southern islands, steer off course on their way there. His companions and their leader, Hideak Kotohito, freak out, until they land at the OTL location of Biak. The town of OTL Biak is claimed for Japan, already serving as a trading post with the natives. The island is settled, creating the first colonial settlement for the Empire of Japan. The emperor is praised upon, with the magical number 2000 being used everywhere. After exploring north for a couple years to find alternate trade different from Hispania, Japanese and Ainu merchants make first contact with the Kiamukut Band on the Alaskan coast. The merchants did not understand the Inuits well, but they were escorted by fishers to the Grand Chief. As a sign if friendship between them, the merchants offer many gifts to him, being given Inuit food, cloth, shelter, and warmth in return. Because of this, troops are sent into the war against the Ming. A few Japanese settlers, looking to become the first contenders in the Alaskan trade, travel north to establish a colony on OTL St Lawrence Island. Ainu is annexed into Japan, in which a feast is held for both of the leaders of the two nations. However, Yamamoto Yokohama IV, afraid of losing trading rights in Kiatumgutai, sends a diplomat to the Tartary asking for trading rights in where they have settled. [MODERATOR RESPONSE]. Meanwhile, Yamamoto Yokohama IV adopts a 12 year old Manchu boy, to show the people how much he cares about his empire. Vassalation of the Kiamikgut Band is halted due to the war with Hispania.
    • Japanese Manchuria (Port of Japan): The military/economy is built up. The port finishes construction, and is now open for service. More settlers come, mostly from survivors from the great fire, to build ships for Japan. The project of 9 larger ships is now complete, and another one of 20 frigates is planned to be finished by 1700.
    • Yantai (Port of Japan): The military/economy is built up. The port city of Yantai is founded to feed the people of the Small Kingdoms, and to spread Shinto missionaries throughout China. Though, after a few small skirmishes with the locals, no expansion of the city occurs. As the economy begins to drop with fewer Chinese and Spanish merchants coming in Yamamoto Yokohama IV asks the Chinese Warlord states X and Y to defend China in the case of any non-local emerging power rises in the area. To spice up the deal, Japan-Manchuria offers 70 lbs of Silver to every state that joins, with economic bonuses coming long term.
    • Formosa (Vassal of Japan): The military/economy is built up. Now that the war is over, The old Taiwanese state now controls all of Taiwan. A huge wave of settlers come, mostly survivors from the great fire, settle in Taiwan to start up a new life and to build ships/farm for Japan.
    • Vietnam: The military/economy is built up. A law is passed that makes all teenagers get two-year compulsory military training and then a five-year military term. While training, the people are exposed to Shinto, and some convert because they have lost faith in Buddhism. While not many do, the number seems to increase slightly every years, about 5000 doing so. Shinto missionaries are also sent to North Vietnam to help the people convert, or at least tolerate Shinto. The conversion rate continues to rise, with help asked from Korea to send missionaries to help rise these rates even more to convert them. Foreign troops are moved into the area, to help keep the area centralized and under control. The Governments of Vietnam are now under one.
    • Biak: Expands by 20 px.
    • Kiatumgutai: As the new Alaskan market opens up, about eight more people flock to the area to try to make money in the area. The colony expands by 5 px.
  • Duchy of Hamburg: Hamburg expands its infrastructure, and its subjects expand their militaries. Control over occupied areas seized from Spain is solidified, and a sense of order is returning. Confidence grows in the Hanoverian Parliament that the Grand Coalition will declare victory within a year, though Spanish forces have been in retreat for several years now. Hamburgian merchants in the East Indies see their profits begin to recover as fighting nears its end, and with new bases in the Philippines, trade with the Hawaiian natives is expected to grow following the war. More ships also feel safe to travel to New Rugia, specifically Sophiastadt. Friendly relations with the Maori are maintained, seeing them as potential partners.
  • Portugal: Continues a notable buildup in military strength and allows for a vigorous training program of the existing military forces attempting to train them up heavily. Meanwhile, the administration continues to be reformed, and agriculture and commerce are encouraged. Meanwhile, Portugal continues to develop its navy. Meanwhile, the colony in Lenhame continues exporting wheat to Portugal. Meanwhile, trade intensifies in the African coast. Meanwhile, Santa Cruz and São Sebastião expand by 5000 sq km each.
  • Nubia: The military continues to train loyal troops to fight for the nation. Cities continue to rebuild themselves like European cities. Ports expand to fit more ships. A big library is continuing being built in the capital city. It will store books from around the world. The first university in the country is continuing being built in the capital city. Our military continues to expand 100 px southwest. Walls and outposts around the capital city are continuing being built. Now that Nubia is unified, we continue to centralize the nation. Due to revolts continuing to happen in Yemen, we continue to watch who comes into our nation carefully.
  • France: Military, navy and economy are built up. The colony continues expanding and growing by 100 sq km among both colonies into the Galapago Islands called Illes d'Neptune. The colonies continue growing as expected. The colony of Nouvelle Rouen continues to expand inland throughout the land corridor given by Cahokie by 9800 sq km. Mining continues in the colony of Nouevelle Orleans. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. small contigent of ten ships are sent at the nehilaw with and army of 10,000 soldiers to defend the area. War is declared upon Spain after several years of deterioration of the once great alliance of the two country, the king seeks to further its influence in Europe by attempting what many of his own military advisors consider suicide, The king prepares a good portion of the Fleet from Europe to attempt landing in Spain's east coast area. While this, the local troops from Colombia move to defend the southern and northwestern border as well as the local Colombian fleet to defend Nouvelle Sardinie from the Spanish fleet ships and pirates, The rest of the colonial troops moves into Spanish territory in OTL Mexico from Cahokia and Chateau d'or (Costa Rica :v) war continues for the time being
    • Kingdom of Rhineland: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. The kingdom after defeating the forces of the rebels follow suit and declare war on Spain as France did.
    • Kingdom of Lower Burgundy: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • Sardinia: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. The Sardinian language has lowered its usage to only 10% of the population of Sardinia (roughly 50,000 people) with the speaking African (43%) and French (38%) or Vandalian (9% African Rhenish German dialect) and with the vast majority being able to speak both African and French (that is more or less 85% of the nation's population). The population is stable at 500,000 people. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • Andorra: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up.
    • Africa: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. The African language has become the de facto leading language surpassing every other (outside of French) being spoken by the 2.3 million people living in the country as either native or second language. Vandalian, however, dominates area of Tripolitania's coast with a population of around 5000 speakers in the region. French is still the main language officially. Trading outposts begin to be made in the border of the country to trade with Tuareg and inland tribes. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • French Mali: Due to vast piracy campaigns which France and Spain have contributed to has resulted in many pirate coves in the Bissagos Islands, and as a result a larger influx of Frenchmen arrived this year, though they still don't even make up 1% yet. Ports continue to expand appropriately and the region becomes a place worth note on many maps. Roads continue being built to outlying villages and plantations continue being built.
    • Artois: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure and navy are built up. The nation prepares an army for the conflict in Britannia. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • Free City of Danzig: The military, economy, infrastructure, and navy are built up, Danzig asks a diplomatic meeting with Pskov, Croatia and Poland's leadership within the city.
    • Cahokie: Christianization of the locals continues. Military, navy, infrastructure and economy are built up. Declares war on Spain as France did.
  • Demak Sultanate: Sultan Adi leads the people in centralizing and becoming more Sunni Muslim. We reaffirm our alliances with the United Islamic Nations promising full support in return of full support. We continue trading heavily with the Suri Empire and Urdustan. The land given to the Suri Empire is openly bordered now, allowing people to move in and out of the border lines freely. We spread Islam throughout the Indonesian islands. Our military and navy is expanded as we receive economic support from Suri Empire. Our population increases. We reaffirm our alliance with the Dutch. We reaffirm their claims to Brunei and Pagabar. Trade is emphasized within the realm, as well as maintaining our massive navy. We start to recover from the war, even though we barely participated. We start to aid our UIN allies against the Yemeni threat.
  • Yunnan: The Yunnanese continue to invest the modest income from exports into infrastructure. They also continue improving the defensive fortifications of Yunnan.
  • In the Kingdom of Navarre (Nafarroako Erresuma), the war against Spain appears to be coming to a successful conclusion. The important affairs of the state continue to be based upon setting up diplomatic relations as well as establishing complete control over the Bay of Biscay by excluding Hispanian warships from the region following 1746's battle. Meanwhile, Abaroa defends the nation from a Hispanian sneak attack, and then goes on to pursue Vázquez, killing him, and seizing Santander. A colonial company is established, with its focus to be in the East Indies, where Spain formerly had a large presence, East Africa, Greenland, as well as the OTL Florida Panhandle.
  • Tartary: The nation experiences a brief increase in Siberian expansion this year, led by the agricultural peoples of the Volga or the emigrant Turks, as well as a wave of Sakha and Ket expansion along the main rivers. Much of the northern half of the Yenisey and Lena rivers is already in Tatar hands, while the Ob is entirely under control of the Emperor. We continue exploring and expanding east. The military also begins to be modernised. This turn is dedicated to economic expansion.
  • Grand Duchy of Moscow: This turn in Moscow and all vassals is officially dedicated to economic. We begin recovering from recent wars and rebuild our nation’s infrastructure and defenses. Surprised by the sudden betrayal we faced by our neighbors, we put aside resources for new fortifications and an undated military. Ship production continues, as does trade along our many trade routes. The settlement at St Patriksburg is expanded, with a large kremlin and port being constructed.
  • Korea: Korea continues to build up its military. Meanwhile, more Taoist, Neo-Confucian and Buddhist temples are built. Taoism rises in popularity and gains more followers. Regular (read: not Imperial) Shinto gains a few more followers as well, mainly along the coastline in Southeastern Korea, particularly in Busan, Jejudo, Ulsan, and the coastal cities and coastal towns of Southern Gyeongsang Province. Mahayana Tao-Shintoism also continues to grow, and begins gaining followers from the areas where Shinto is growing, with some Shintoists switching to Mahayana Tao-Shintoism. A few Shinto missionaries from Jejudo help out Japan in Vietnam to bring Shinto there. The colony of Haejagang (해자강) expands by 500 sq km.
  • Mongol Khanate: Mongol Khanate begins to improve its economy and build up its military. Some farms and cities are built, more Buddhist are built and roads are improved. The Imperial Act of 1748 is signed by the Khan of the Mongols. Massive military built ups occurs and the Mongolian population begins to grow faster as five million people is added every five years to defend its country from incoming invaders. However for seeking more alliances, Mongol Khanate asks Great Manchu Empire for an alliance and trade.
  • Roman Empire: The Empire continues to prosper in this time of peace. The economy continues to grow as the trade networks across the Empire become more solidified and trade networks outside of the Empire continue to expand, particularly in eastern Asia and Borealia. The military and the navy continue to train, practice and learn new techniques as they are discovered. The military eventually rises to about 200,000 trained soldiers, although not all of those soldiers are on duty all the time for economic concerns. Troops of all ethnicities are trained to keep the army diverse and the ethnic groups unified. The various Archonates continue being integrated with new infrastructure, new trade connections, and a newly increasing sense of Roman "identity." Some expansionists begin to wonder why Egypt has not yet been added to the Empire as a full Archonate yet, although the Emperor assures them that it will happen. The reign of John IX has been relatively peaceful and prosperous, with minimal incidents. An attempted overthrow happened, but that was short and rapidly crushed by the army. The policy toward the Turks, numbering about two million out of an Empire of 23 million, remains the same, and a few hundred to a thousand Turks are estimated to leave the Empire each year. Cities like Ancyra, Nicaea and Ephesus continue to grow, further fortifying Roman control over western Anatolia. Military outposts along the border with the Damascan Sultanate are constructed and fortified, as the Emperor notices that there are now no buffer states between the two rising powers. Influence in vassal states continues to grow, and the Roman political and economic sphere continues to expand and consolidate its gains. The Empire continues to prosper, as trade begins to further expand and grow in eastern Asia as well as the Americas. This trade brings in considerable revenue for the Empire, allowing it to keep its military and government well funded. Religion in the Empire is another factor, and with both Alexandria and Constantinople under control as well as the tombs of four of the Apostles, income from donations and other religious aspects also helps. The influence of the patriarchs of Constantinople and Alexandria also begin to rise, taking advantage of the religious growth and piety in the Empire. The offer of the Nubians is accepted. With the increasing tensions in Europe because of the British Civil War, the military is mobilized. With the war breaking out in Europe, Rome joins the coalition and declares war on the Spanish Empire, invading Sicily and Italy and also sending troops to do battle in the Borealian Theatre.
    • Reme: The colony continues to prosper from the growth of cash crops and their export. Along with the native issue, some troops and militia as well as allied natives join in the fight to defeat the raiders and conquer their lairs. The native states are defeated and their lands placed under military occupation pending an increase of relations and better governance. The issues with the pirates begins to come to the attention of the colonial government, and steps are taken in order to cut down on piracy, including increased patrols. Increasing bureaucracy in the colonies is careful to facilitate cordial relations between the natives and colonists. Economic growth, particularly in Antillia, drives the colonization process further. Cooperation with the natives increases to further protect the mainland colonies, while better fortifications and shipyards are constructed in order to better protect the colonies. The native Creek royalty are captured after the war, and surprisingly are not executed. The royal family of the Creek is instead ordered to govern their people who reside in Roman territory in much the same manner as other native royalty in Roman Borealia. The population starts to grow further thanks to better healthcare, more food, and an expanding economy. With the events taking place in the colony of Hamburg not going as planned, the Romans are forced to react and increase the military activity of the colonies. Major port cities are given forts and extra fortifications while more troops and ships are sent to the colonies. Reme itself is further protected by two forts bristling with cannon. 
    • Egypt: Egypt begins to recover from the war. With almost all of the Muslim inhabited lands of the state stripped from it, Egypt is now mostly Christian, although the rights of the Muslims remaining are not infringed upon. Food begins to be grown again, and this helps the population recover from ages of war. The Roman military garrison largely maintains order, while a 25,000 man Egyptian force is trained to help protect the nation and the canal. The Grigius family returns from Greece to rule over Egypt once again, and they are met with some enthusiasm. The previous royal family is deposed from ruling but they are not harmed and are allowed to maintain their nobility, as relatives to the current king. Other nobles who were loyal keep their nobility, and commoners who remained loyal to Rome are given nobility and automatic citizenship. As the population continues to grow, it centers around the cities of Alexandria, Damietta, Luxor, and the newly refounded Berenice. Alexandria becomes a shining city on the banks of the sea and the Nile, and it is widely admired. Berenice is growing well, and the trade from India and China makes the city expand much more quickly. Large ships are sent around the Cape of Africa to serve as trade ships at Berenice. The population still remains mostly agricultural at this time. The revolt of the border town is easily put down by the military occupation force, but the lesson of the revolt is not lost on the Occupation Force and most of the Imperial government. Steps are taken to prevent or otherwise cut off revolts when they start, and as such some of the cultural laws and ideas initiated in the previous period of Roman rule are to be restored, with the rest restored over time. With the problems of the canal, the Roman military occupation and the native Egyptian military set up patrols along sections of the canal to ensure that raids are not too damaging. At the same time, the military tries to pinpoint the origins of these raids and take them out at the root. Military and economic growth and stability is the next major project for the Egyptian government. Egyptian officers are trained at military academies in Roman cities such as Constantinople, Adrianople and Sparta while Egyptian merchants are invested in and trained by Roman merchants. By now, most of the institutions of the Egyptian state have been rebuilt to some degree and are firmly integrated with their Roman counterparts.
    • Georgia: The Roman military occupation is largely frowned upon by the locals. However, the locals do approve of some aspects. They do approve of Roman occupation rather than Damascan occupation, and the fact that the Bagrationi Dynasty still rules earns some decent respect for Roman authority. Roman authorities work with the Bagrationi Dynasty to help bring improvements to the region and its people. Infrastructure is repaired from the war and new roads and buildings are constructed to benefit both the occupation and the native people. To help earn the loyalty of the native population, the Laz people, related to the Georgians themselves, are persuaded to gradually move from their homeland in northern Anatolia to join their brothers in Georgia. The existing Georgian navy is enrolled into the Imperial Navy while new Georgian merchants and military officers are enrolled in education programs to better integrate them with existing Imperial systems.
    • Armenia: The country of Armenia faces a bit of a problem. The Roman occupation force, as a general precaution, did not allow the Bragationi family remain in control of both Armenia and Georgia. As such, the need for a royal was the first challenge to be addressed. After much consideration in the Imperial court of Constantinople, it is decided that the Lusignan Dynasty of former Cyprus and Armenian Cicilia will take the throne, as some yet still live in Constantinople and have displayed considerable loyalty to the Empire a few decades after the fall of Cyprus. The new dynasty is enthroned on New Years Day, and the new king and the Roman occupation force begin eagerly in making Armenia a safe and prosperous place. Merchants and military officers are trained in ways similar to their Georgian counterparts, while border posts are constructed along the southern border with the Damascan Sultanate. In contrast with the Georgians, the Armenians are relatively glad to have Roman rule, as the Damascans directly invaded Armenia and threatened the populace.
    • Bulgaria: The change in rulership of Bulgaria comes as a mixed blessing by the Bulgarian people. While they are grateful that the Romans have allowed a new Bulgarian Tsar to be crowned and rule from Tarnovo, they are also somewhat upset to be cut from Vlachia, which had been a major cultural influence upon them for some time. With the new Roman management Bulgarians are free to explore their native culture as they see fit once again, although some of the traditions that they learned from the Vlachians are still maintained. The Romans step in to help the Bulgarians recover from the war and the previous stagnation suffered under the Dacians, and Roman merchants and military officers travel to Tarnovo and other major cities of the new country in order help train their Bulgarian counterparts.
  • Taiwan: We continue to improve our economy and look for more trade partners.
  • County of Oldenburg: Fighting continues against Hispania, and the military leadership is convinced that victory is near. The people are willing to believe them, hoping against hope that the deprivations of the war will come to an end. Diplomats are sent to the other allied powers to ensure Oldenburg is properly rewarded for its participation [by which I mean just what Oldenburg has already been promised in the treaty of Toledo].
  • Kingdom of Brittany: John XI of Montfort comes to power after his brother, Francis V dies. As an established lord in the town of Rennes at the age of 52, he already is popular within the Duchy as a fair ruler and capable administrator. His first act as king is to remove much of the unnecessary antiquated remnants of the feudal system left over in the semi-backwards Duchy with the goal of transforming it into a modern kingdom eventually. This enrages much of the local nobility, but they are pacified with bribes and the military which is improved heavily over the year, as many modern weapons are imported and generals are educated in modern tactics. Fearing a French invasion, John moves the capital from Naoned (Nantes) which is literally sitting on the border with France to the more centrally located town of Roazhon (Rennes). What navy that Brittany does have is nationalized and placed in the new seaport of Brest, located in a defensible harbor. After many failed colonies, King John XI decides to grant a charter to the Breton East India Company and it becomes the Royal Breton Indies Company, and a commercial port is established by the name of Porzh-Yann (Port John) at the confluence of the Scorff and Blavent rivers (OTL Lorient). Efforts to encourage the Breton language are applauded, and the standardization process goes smoothly. Schools across Brittany, especially in the Gallo language-speaking region of Lower Brittany are encouraged to teach modern Breton. Scholars create a Breton Bible and it is heavily promoted by the government and spread throughout the nation. Alongside the cultural revolution that is going on in Brittany, an agricultural revolution begins with improved crop rotation techniques, improvement of fertilizer, and the final decline in feudal land usage allow the agricultural output in the nation to grow in leaps and bounds, especially in the less remote and more fertile eastern region of the nation. The Royal Breton Indies company begins scouting the Moluccas and by the end of the year, the small outpost of Naoned Navez (New Nantes) is established on the island of Banda Besar in the tiny Banda Islands in the Moluccas, the world's only source of nutmeg, mace, and a major producer of cloves. Steam power spreads from France to Brittany and people begin moving into the rapidly-expanding cities of Naoned, Roazhon, and Porzh-Yann. After years of centralization, Brittany is finally declared a modern Kingdom with John XI as King. Naoned Navez expands 200 sq km on the southern coast of the island of Sarem. We ask for an alliance with Navarre, citing similar backgrounds and mutural defense, and wish to seal the deal by marrying Katarin, a 23 year old daughter of the king to a Navarran prince.
    • ​Navarre accepts the Breton offer of alliance, and Katarin is married to the brother of King Erramun.
  • Kingdom of Bavaria: In 1748, Bavaria expands its economy. National infrastructure is developed. The population continues to rise. Trausnitz continues to be the national capital. In Munchen, Queen Isabell University remains a staple of education in Bavaria. Queen Frances I, aged 47, and her council continue to allow the training of new troops. Frances I is currently married to Ferdinand von Ingschaft, having married in 1740. Several modern warships and trade vessels begin construction at Bremen Port. Modern weaponry make its introduction into Bavaria. In diplomatic news, Bavaria maintains alliances with Hispania, Britannia, France, The Netherlands, Scandinavia, and Rome. In religious news, around 76% of the country adheres to the Western Church, while the rest are either traditional Catholic or Reformist. There has been an uptick of 60% of Bavaro-German primary speakers in Franconia, Saxony, Pomerania, and Brandenburg, and uptick of 85% secondary speakers in those areas. In colonial news, Nei Baiern continues to expand. In economic news, the previously informal, regional Landshut Stock Exchange is given a royal charter and given full benefits of a crown backed enterprise. In political news, Frances I continues to sit at both Bavarian and Austrian privy councils, the separation having occurred in 1668. In industrial news, the effects of industrialization and urbanization begin to be felt in Swabia and Würzburg, where Stuttgart becomes the center of manufacturing and modern production. In parliamentary news, Frances promises the creation of a large Bavaro-Austrian parliament in return for Austrian help in expeditions to Negara Dipa after 1740. A commission of Austrians in Landshut agree to the deal. In other news, Ferdinand von Ingschaft becomes a prominent politician following his success in the Civil War. In demographic news, Frances I issues a 1735 census to be taken. The census is completed in 1736, and reveals that in all Bavarian realms, there are 16,000,000 people. In more depth, 8,500,000 live in Bavaria, 4,750,000 in Austria, 1,500,000 in Brandenburg, 1,000,000 in Pomerania, 75,000 in Bremen Port, and 175,000 in Lubeck. This is a near doubling in population since 1659, itself signalling postive population growth, and a population which maintains health into old age. The Queen's children are: Franz-Hector (born 1732), Joan (born 1735), and Anne (born 1741). The Queens's siblings are: former King Albert V (born 1694, died 1742), and Friedrich-Rudolf (born 1704). The Deutsche Diet is created in 1736, and using her powers as Supreme Chancellor of the Curia Bavaria, places the seat of the Diet in Augsburg, where the historic Imperial Diet also sat. Many Bavarians and Austrians are fine with this placement, being far enough away from Bavarian influence which could corrupt the diet. This new Diet will occupy supremacy over both the Curias Bavaria and Austria, and in essence will act as an Upper House to both regional Curias. In royal news, the body of Franz-Heinrich is transported back to Landshut in order for a funeral to take place there. Frances I, with her two children, attend the solemn ceremony. Concerning the situation in Pomerania, The war continues in northern Italy. However, in more positive news, plague seems to have died down in Brandeburg, claiming its last victims early in 1742. Prince Friedrich-Rudolf is married to Princess Mari of Brittany. In Austrian news, Felix Manzkari is petitioned by several Austrian parliamentarians to personally lead an army in the war. Manzkari, wanting to solidify Austrian support and, unlike King Ferdinand von Ingschaft, prove himself militarily, accepts the petition. In response to this, the Curia Austria officially creates the County of Manzkari, and names Felix as the first Count Manzkari. The Deutsche Diet legitimizes this decree, and the Queen follows suit a short time later. He leaves for the war in the early Spring and enters occupied Italian territory a few weeks later. Suprisingly, several strong regiments of the still surviving Spanish Empire spill into Italy from France. Manzkari engages several regiments in late May, and finds great success in these battles. His luck plateaus in the summer after undergoing a series of inconclusive skirmishes near Milan. Manzkari decides to return to Venice and spend the rest of the year resting, training, and recuperating his troops, not wanting to make the same mistakes the ambitious Ferdinand did. This recuperation proves to be a good investment, as Manzkari powers through a series of successful battles near Milan. Later in the year, he narrowly dodges death after he is struck in the torso with musket fire. He luckily survives and is able to defeat a strong Spanish garrison attempting to siege Venice. Before he relents to exhaustion, Manzkari travels home. He writes letter to Queen Frances I detailing his military victories, and notes that the war is soon to come to an end, seeing as how the last Spanish armies have been firmly routed in Italy.
    • Curia Bavaria: The Curia Bavaria, also known as the Bavarian Parliament or Bavarian Diet, continue to operate in the Parliamentary Palace in Landshut. Parliament orders the Bavarian Army to be outfitted in modern uniform and to hold modern weaponry. In political news, the Curia Bavaria continue to implement the Bavarian Commands and Collegiate Writs into a codified, national law. War continues on Hispania.
    • Deutsche Diet: The Deutsche Diet, also known as the German Parliament or German Diet, is established by the decree of Queen Frances I in 1736, and is given a charter that year. The Deutsche Diet declare war on Hispania, thus, proclaim that all Bavarian realms, including Austria, also declare war on Hispania. Felix Manzkari makes an impassioned speech in support of Austrian annexation of Tyrol and Venezia.
    • Curia Austria: Work on the Parliamentary Palace in Vienna finishes. A number of 251 Austrians sit in the Austrian parliament. Most of the laws they pass concern continual relief for Vienna and various infrastructural reconstructions around Austria. The Curia Austria is popular in Vienna, with most welcoming a separate legislative body, while others see it as a Bavarian puppet. New roads continue being constructed. The Curia Austria call for greater legislative power in Austria, and perhaps a large legislature servicing all Bavarian realms, one which would be an upper house while the Curia Bavaria and Curia Austria would be regional lower houses. Frances of Bavaria continues to give support to Austrian parliamentarians. Ferdinand von Ingschaft, in an address to the Curia Austria, petitions Frances I to create a dual Bavaro-Austrian parliament. War continues on Hispania.
    • City of Lübeck: Troops authorized by the Queen continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. The port of Lübeck is expanded and several ships are constructed. War continues on Hispania.
    • Bremen Port: Troops authorized by the Queen continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. Several cogs are constructed, and plans are drafted to construct many larger ships. Several modern warships and trade vessels begin construction at Bremen Port. War continues on Hispania.
    • Kingdom of Austria: Troops authorized by the Queen continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. The Austrian Council is created as an independent privy council for the King. In 1730, Frances is declared Queen of Austria. War continues on Hispania.
    • Duchy of Brandenburg: Troops authorized by Duke Edmund I, aged 45, continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. Poorhouses are established all over Brandenburg in order to aid all those afflicted by the recent destructive war. Edmund I's children are: Edmund (born 1718), Eleanor (born 1722), Albert-Maria (born 1722), Johann (born 1728) Klara (born 1733), and Johanna-Klarice (born 1736). War continues on Hispania. Prince Edmund is married to Baroness Claramond von Augustin.
    • Duchy of Pomerania: Troops authorized by Duke Franz-Hector I, aged 16, continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. War continues on Hispania. A university, with slight Catholic foundations, is founded in Stettin, which is named the Lady Mary University, after the late Duchess Mary.
    • Royal Bavarian Stock Company: The RBSC, founded in the late fifteenth century, is finally formalized and given a royal charter by King Leopold II in 1662. The RBSC operate chiefly in Landshut, where a stock exchange floor continues to remain active. Branches of the RBSC exist in München, Regensberg, Berlin, and Stettin. In exploratory news, while much of Bavaria is immersed in Civil War, the RBSC decides to fund expeditions into Indonesia, particularly around Borneo and the tribelands of Negara Dipa. In 1732, the investors of the RBSC put forth a combined total of 500,000 reichstalers in the construction of ships, training of private troops, and a military expedition into Negara Dipa next year. Conflict is expected to occur in coming decades.
    • New Bavaria: The colony of Nei Baiern continues to expand in population. Katharinas-Hafen, Franznacken, Bayreuth, Nei Regens, and Regenholz all expand by the end of the year. Houses and shops in each settlement continue being built. Jülichsberg and Wittlesberg both expand. Nei Baiern expands 750 km. The militias and shops are developed. A small logging and fishing town is founded north of Wilhelmsbaum island, on the mainland. The settlement, mainly populated by Saxons, comes to be called Regenholz. War continues on Hispania. New Bavaria joins France and many other nations invading Mexico.
    • Pearl River: The outpost of Perlefluss is established. A capital is expected to be constructed over the next few years. The capital of Pearl River is established, which the settlers name Perlefluss (Pearl River) after the outpost itself. War continues on Hispania. Pearl River joins France and many other nations invading Mexico.
  • In Pskov, the GDP rises along with average wages. The Inter-Republic Road network is officially opened. The Science and technology aspect of Pskov is not overlooked either. As prosperity in the nation increases, the amount of money and new people investing in institutions of higher learning. As such, the various schools that existed in Nizhegorodsk-Na-Narve unite and form the "University of Nizhegorodsk", beginning a rivalry between it and Pskov. The Grand Senate meets again and discusses the issue of the war in Spain extensively, and end by giving the ultimate decision on whether or not to prolong neutrality (especially in lieu of the riots) to the Electoral council, who is to meet later this year to decide to reaffirm or oust Supreme Prince (and Bajan) Ivan. Another big thing to happen this year is the approval of an all-union flag, a red-blue-white tricolour (OTL Russian Flag), with white representing Finnic peoples, Red representing Germanic peoples, and Blue representing Slavic peoples, all represented in equal bands to show unity and equality of all in the UK . During this year's Electoral Council meeting, the Issue of Hispania becomes a hot topic of debate and the council ends by re-affirming Bajan of Croatia as Supreme Prince. The Volunteer Batallions grow even more unexpectandly, as Professional soldiers in the Prussian and Latvian armies join them, creating two separate batallions. They are officialy designated as part of the "Croatian army" to try to maintain at least mediocre relations with Hispania, but remind them that while they have a military base in Nizhegorodsk-Na-Narve, those places can be very easily burned. General Karl Hohenzollern, leads the 1st Batallion to Zlatobrezhie, so that the force can plan to attack in the invasion of Spanish Africa after talking it over with Croatian military leadership. The second is given to the invasion of Hispania proper. Karkl scores many victories in the invasion of Africa, and captures much of the coast of OTL mozambique along with other European forces. A small contingent of 1000 men is sent to aid the Japanese in conquering Hong Kong. The Pskovians want to encourage immigration from russia, and are somewhat more successful with the Muscovite serfs, who can move around freely with their landlord's consent. This puts much issues with the leadership of Novgorod and Muscovy, who think Pskov is just looking for a fight. The ruble is becoming more and more used and is becoming the unofficial currency of Russia. The idea of currency reform, to reform it to a decimal system is put out, in order to simplify much trade (even though it is already simple enough with multiples of 20). Zlatobrezhie becomes more and more wealthy as more people get used to over 100 years of Pskovian governance. The Pskov Imperial Company appoints Anton Grigorich Volinskiy as the head of the Pirate Hunting initiative. After much pressure, The Pskov Imperial Company strengthens the defences of the Pskovian Isles, and decides to offer pirates an official pardon for their crimes, so long as they give up their ship and riches, and return to Europe to live their lives as common civilians. However, if caught a second time, there would be no pardon and they would be turned over to the colony they were captured closest to, to await their fate. Upon receiving news of Bajan Ivan's death, the bells of the Veche ring once more, and the electoral council is once again set to meet. Two weeks of mourning are declared, as Wilhelm Hohenzollern takes on the role as interim head of state. The Electors are chosen in May, and convened from the 3rd of June to the 11th, when it was announced that Nicolai Feodorovich Zaytsev, the now-former Velikiy-Knyaz-Namestnik of Pskov was elected to the position of Supreme Prince, and takes the style His Supreme Princely Grace, Nicolai Feodorovich Zaytsev, by the will of the Veche and the People Velikiy Knyaz of Pskov, Grand Duke of Lithuania, Knyaz of Latvia and Belarus, Konig of Prussia, Consul of Eesti, and of the Whole Union Verkhovniy Knyaz (Supreme Prince). He is the first Verkhovniy Knyaz to be inaugurated under the tricolour banner of the Union of Konigsberg. The Military is mobilized with siege engines to fight Lukoshenko. He is proclaimed a traitor, and a bounty of 1000 zolotniks is placed on him. The Grand Senate declares Lukoshenko a traitor because he wants power for himself and wants to destroy then fragile peace created. The Grand Senate also passes a (technically) non-binding piece of legislation, urging the official amending of local constitutions/ryads, etc ... in order to allow temporary suspension of the rights and freedoms of the population in case of emergency (such as an armed insurgency) in a set area. They also urge Belarus to declare martial law in their nation to rout out any supporters of the rebellion. The passing and signing of the bill by Zaytsev was followed by a speech to his compatriots in Pskov, and to the members of the old and new Veches on "Veche Day" (commemorating the transition from direct to representative democracy), a very famous line would be written. "All the nations of the Union, with all of our hearts, adore the criticism and denunciation of the governement. These rights are afforded to each and every human at birth, and each is free to think, and say what they chose. They are also free to act as they chose. With rights come responsibilities, responsibilities to respect the institutions upholding your inborn rights and freedoms, and when, with actions and violence, not words or thoughts, you rise against the system we all share, you are not only betraying your country, but also your fellow countryman. when you rise you are betraying his rights, his rights to chose his governement, his rights to say what he wants and think what he wants about his governement. By rising up violently to enact change without attempting to do so peacefuly through your elected governement, is simply an affront to human decency, and a bretrayal of the trust put into you by the institutions you elected to maintain a civil and peaceful society, and to enact change you seek peacefully, and by gaining the support of your countrymen. While rights may be revoked temporarily, Nothing is permanant, and as soon as the conflict is over, and Lukoshenko is brought to justice, I emplore Belarus to lift marshal law, and give reparations to those who have been wronged during the suspension of their god-given rights and liberties. Treason does not come from words, but from deeds, and in thise, the rebels in Belarus are surely traitors, even if they do not know it". He then goes on to ask for the revolters to be granted amnesty for their treason if they surrender peacefully, with the exception of the leadership, as the common soldiers could have been lied to to join up, and the Union of Konigsberg is not heartless, nor is it cruel. The war effort is going swimmingly, with the rebels being pushed back mroe and mroe each day. by the end of the year, there are only small pockets left in the southeast of the nation and the southwest.
    • The Federal Republic of Eesti upgrades its naval capabilities and military. Some Estonians volunteer for the war against Hispania/ Eesti, in support of the union and the political system, mobilizes to deal with the belarussian threat
    • Latvia works on its economy and improving the GDP. Some Latvians volunteer for the war in Hispania.Latvia mobilizes its military in support of the Union upon the behest of Pskov.
    • In Lithuania, the military is improved by purchasing weaponry from Pskov and stuff. The Prime Minster attends the Grand Summit. Some people volunteer. Lithuania prepares to Mobilize.
    • In the United Republic of Prussia and Danzig benefits from the de facto free trade with Croatia begin to show and grow its economy, GDP, and average wages, as Prussian merchants, quick to capitalize on the downfall of aristocratic privileges in favour of wealth privileges (that many nobles got because they were also wealthy, and those that were did not care for the fate of the "lesser" nobility). König - Statthalter Wilhelm Hohenzollern acts with the power of the Supreme Prince during the March-June interregnum. During this time, Wilhelm, being a German himself, throws much more support behind Bavaria's war effort, and pledges two more "Volunteer battalions" to their armies, and puts General Ludwig von Einzbern in command of them. Erik von Einzbern denounces Lukoshenko as a traitor. The URPD prepares to mobilize
    • The Belarussian Military is improved as the Road network continues being built. After the Grand Summit, Knyaz-Namestnik Dmitri Shevchenko, and Glava-Dumi Nikolai Prakazov, having signed the Pskov Concordat, both endorse the document and implore the Duma to ratify it. The Pskov Concordat is ratified. Belarussia mobilizes its military in sresponse to the revolts, trying its best to put them down. The Constitution is amended allowing for temporary suspension (but not outright removal) of the charter of rights in the case of emergencies, allowing for "Martial law" without legal repercussions for the government within a bounded geographical area. Not even a day later, upon the behest of the Grand Senate, Marshal law is declared by the Belarus Duma (located in Minsk) in the areas affected by the revolt. Meanwhile, the army makes good headways in routing the revolting forces, as they use strategies to encircle certain groups. These revolters are disorganized, and while they may have gotten some governement officials to sympathise, they are not a large portion, forcing them to try and fail to create their own governement structure in belarus, as most efforts are going towards fighting the United Armies. and after the declaration of amnesty, Prisoners are released to their families once the United Armies have liberated their homes and then enacted marshal law as per legal declaration. The succeses of the armies scramble the rebels, and they become more and more disorganized, prompting quicker advancement of the United Armies.

1749

Spain surrenders and the War of the Grand Coalition comes to a close. The Treaty of Toledo is signed a few months later, and with that, the end of an era. With the blood of thousands and the ink of a few, there are new nations, new borders, and new agendas all over the world. Despite all the celebration, nations and their leaders would do best to look towards their defences, for the reign of chaos has come, at last. (30 bucks to anyone who can get the final reference other than sky)

  • Its Warcraft III, is the money in Dollars or Euros? Saturn120 (Talk/Blog) 00:35, January 16, 2015 (UTC)
  • ehh, I lied. You do get a free favor, though. -MP

With the war over, overseas travel is now safe enough for overseas expansion to have an effect.

Even so, some privateers disregard the war’s end and decide to continue preying on ships in search of more profits, although such privateers are few in number.

The three revolts in the Kievan Rus’ region, despite losing the battle for Belarus, have amassed enough power and control to form a small state of their own and are seeking to expand outwards.

Sorry for the mix up, they didn't lose the battle for Belarus, only a portion of it. SkyGreen24 18:07, January 20, 2015 (UTC)

  • Duchy of Hamburg: Hamburg expands its infrastructure, and its subjects expand their militaries. With the war over, Hamburg sets about establishing its new territories. In April, Duke Friedrich travels to Galicia, and is crowned Duke in Vigo. By August, Galician representatives chosen by the local politicians arrive in Hanover to take their seats in the Parliament. Plans to travel to Belize are scrubbed, and the territory is established as a colony, and incorporated into the Borealian Colonial Authority. The South Philippine territory is likewise incorporated into the Indo-Oceania Colonial Authority. Trade with both the Hawaiian and New Rugian (otl New Zealand) natives continue. Sophiastadt, New Rugia grows in population as traders flow in, eager to acquire furs from native New Rugian animals. Meanwhile, Hamburg begins to look to expand the East Indian territories. Pressure is placed on North Sumatra, the state south of Aceh on the north-eastern coast of the island, to accept protectorate status, pointing to improved economic and military opportunities (turn one of three).
  • Great Manchu Empire (Personal Union With Japan): With the sudden death of the previous Emperor, his eldest son-in-law Yamamoto Yokohama IV succeeded the throne and acquired the position of Emperor of the Manchu Empire. One of his first decisions was to establish a tax system to extract tax from the people but to also make sure that not too much pressure was put upon the peasants. The Emperor was keen on improving the agricultural status in the state, and crops such as maize, wheat, rice, sorghum and soy beans were cultivated and harvested to also make sure that hunger was eradicated from the state. The herding of horses and cattle benefited the Manchu to a great extent with the Manchu being amongst the top exporters of milk in China. Trade with Korea, Imperium of Heaven and Japan proved beneficial as Manchu exported agricultural goods - especially lumber - to these states. Meanwhile, a major port was constructed to handle foreign trade to prevent illegal trading which would otherwise have a disastrous effect on the economy. Meanwhile, a large army of roughly 300,000 men was raised to defend the state from any foreign invasion with the soldiers handed light matchlock muskets snaphaunces, and with pikes equipped to be used while charging upon the enemy. Therefore, importance was given to the production of firearms and gunpowder. The infantry was equipped with daggers and swords to be utilised in close combat against the enemy and horses as well as carts were used for the transportation of supplies. Major forts were constructed in the North to defend against any invasion that would otherwise sweep through Manchuria. The Manchu Emperor, having closely observed the rapid development of Japan, started to promote education to copy the west. Many eunuchs who opposed this decision were put to death and eventually, the system of eunuchs was put down to prevent any power from opposing the Emperor. The Emperor ordered an increase in the teaching of subjects such as Biology, Chemistry and especially on developing new firearms and many firearms imported from Hispania were reverse-engineered to create identical copies. On the orders of Emperor Horiyōshi Yokohama III, the people were now converted to Shintoism and mass Shinto Temples were built. Meanwhile, we purchased battleships from Japan and build up our navy. Major military reforms were brought and a paramilitary force referred to as the Manchu Guards is initiated. The paramilitary comprising of 50,000 guards swore allegiance to the Emperor and were ordered to put down any rebellion swiftly and without mercy. Large scale trade continues with Sichuan and the two nations are slowly and gradually brought closer.  Japanese culture was gradually adopted by the people. Disobeying the order, thousands of foreign as well as local Christians are kept safe by the Manchu Governor which led to mass celebrations by Manchu nationalists who ironically were then skinned alive on the orders of the same governor. Meanwhile, the Hailar Khaganate is officially annexed. [Mil/Eco Turn]
    • Shangjingkou: The state - being agriculturally strong - had numerous agricultural projects initiated and crops such as maize, wheat, rice, sorghum and soy beans were cultivated and harvested to also make sure that hunger was eradicated from the state, and moreover these goods were exported to other Chinese states. The herding of horses and cattle benefited the Manchu to a great extent with the Manchu being amongst the top exporters of milk in China. Meanwhile, a major port was constructed to handle foreign trade to prevent illegal trading which would otherwise have a disastrous effect on the economy. Major forts were constructed in the North to defend against any invasion that would otherwise sweep through Manchuria. The Manchu Emperor, having closely observed the rapid development of Japan, started to promote education to copy the west. On the orders of Emperor Horiyōshi Yokohama III, the people were now converted to Shintoism and mass Shinto Temples were built. Meanwhile, we purchased battleships from Japan and built up our navy, eventually preparing a navy of 100 ships. Moreover, we adopt Japanese culture and promote Shinto. [Mil/Eco Turn]
    • Kingdom of Lanzhou: With the conquest of Lanzhou, a local leadership is set up. The people are treated with mercy, and all the positions that were held prior to the war would still be held. With the exception of nobles and the royal family, which, however, were to be replaced. Much more modern weaponry was flowed into Lanzhou and a militia consisting of 5000 men was established to look after the state security. Moreover, we adopt Japanese culture and promote Shinto. [Mil/Eco Turn]
    • 'Kingdom of Hebei:' With the recent defeat of Hebei following it's decision to aid Hispania, the Kingdom of Hebei was officially integreted into the Empire of Manchuria. A paramilitary consisting of 10,000 Manchu was set up and the royal family that previously ruled over Hebei were exiled to Korea. The Emperor initiated the start of promotion of Japanese culture and Shinto in order to align the Kingdom of Hebei with Japan and to prevent any future rebellions. Meanwhile, schools were rapidly built and local merchants were made to engage in trade with the Japanese. [Mil/Eco Turn]
  • Portugal: Continues a notable buildup in military strength and allows for a vigorous training program of the existing military forces attempting to train them up heavily. Meanwhile, the administration continues to be reformed, and agriculture and commerce are encouraged. Meanwhile, Portugal continues to develop its navy. Meanwhile, the colony in Lenhame continues exporting wheat to Portugal. Meanwhile, trade intensifies in the African coast. Meanwhile, Santa Cruz and São Sebastião expand by 5000 sq km each.
  • Empire of Japan (Personal Union With Manchuria): The military/economy is built up. Horiyōshi Yokohama III, late one night, decides to engage in intercourse with one of his courtwomen. However, getting overly exited and aroused, he suffers a heart attack from exhaustion. His son, Yamamota Yokohama IV, takes power, now being the Emperor of Japan and Manchuria. A notification is sent to Manchuria that due to these recent unfortunate events, the emperor will have to come to throne in Japan, ruling both nations from there. Merchants, seeking to make the lives of the disorganized Small Kingdoms better, found the port city of Yantai to trade the Chinese food in order to make life easier on them. The fire, know to the people of Japan as the Great Fire, makes many people move away from the city, into Japan's colonies and vassals such as Manchuria, and Taiwan. Now that Manchuria is owned by Yokohama III, the nation rejoices, now being under a Japanese monarchs rule. Meanwhile, merchants in the Philippines, on their way to the southern islands, steer off course on their way there. His companions and their leader, Hideak Kotohito, freak out, until they land at the OTL location of Biak. The town of OTL Biak is claimed for Japan, already serving as a trading post with the natives. The island is settled, creating the first colonial settlement for the Empire of Japan. The emperor is praised upon, with the magical number 2000 being used everywhere. After exploring north for a couple years to find alternate trade different from Hispania, Japanese and Ainu merchants make first contact with the Kiamukut Band on the Alaskan coast. The merchants did not understand the Inuits well, but they were escorted by fishers to the Grand Chief. As a sign if friendship between them, the merchants offer many gifts to him, being given Inuit food, cloth, shelter, and warmth in return. Because of this, troops are sent into the war against the Ming. A few Japanese settlers, looking to become the first contenders in the Alaskan trade, travel north to establish a colony on OTL St Lawrence Island. Ainu is annexed into Japan, in which a feast is held for both of the leaders of the two nations. However, Yamamoto Yokohama IV, afraid of losing trading rights in Kiatumgutai, sends a diplomat to the Tartary asking for trading rights in where they have settled. [MODERATOR RESPONSE]. Meanwhile, Yamamoto Yokohama IV adopts a 12 year old Manchu boy, to show the people how much he cares about his empire. Vassalation of the Kiamikgut Band is halted due to the war with Hispania.
    • Japanese Manchuria (Port of Japan): The military/economy is built up. The port finishes construction, and is now open for service. More settlers come, mostly from survivors from the great fire, to build ships for Japan. The project of 9 larger ships is now complete, and another one of 20 frigates is planned to be finished by 1700.
    • Yantai (Port of Japan): The military/economy is built up. The port city of Yantai is founded to feed the people of the Small Kingdoms, and to spread Shinto missionaries throughout China. Though, after a few small skirmishes with the locals, no expansion of the city occurs. As the economy begins to drop with fewer Chinese and Spanish merchants coming in Yamamoto Yokohama IV asks the Chinese Warlord states X and Y to defend China in the case of any non-local emerging power rises in the area. To spice up the deal, Japan-Manchuria offers 70 lbs of Silver to every state that joins, with economic bonuses coming long term.
    • Formosa (Vassal of Japan): The military/economy is built up. Now that the war is over, The old Taiwanese state now controls all of Taiwan. A huge wave of settlers come, mostly survivors from the great fire, settle in Taiwan to start up a new life and to build ships/farm for Japan.
    • Vietnam: The military/economy is built up. A law is passed that makes all teenagers get two-year compulsory military training and then a five-year military term. While training, the people are exposed to Shinto, and some convert because they have lost faith in Buddhism. While not many do, the number seems to increase slightly every years, about 5000 doing so. Shinto missionaries are also sent to North Vietnam to help the people convert, or at least tolerate Shinto. The conversion rate continues to rise, with help asked from Korea to send missionaries to help rise these rates even more to convert them. Foreign troops are moved into the area, to help keep the area centralized and under control. The Governments of Vietnam are now under one.
    • Biak: Expands by 20 px.
    • Kiatumgutai: As the new Alaskan market opens up, about 8 more people flock to the area to try to make money in the area. The colony expands by 5px.
  • Tartary: The nation experiences a brief increase in Siberian expansion this year, led by the agricultural peoples of the Volga or the emigrant Turks, as well as a wave of Sakha and Ket expansion along the main rivers. Much of the northern half of the Yenisey and Lena rivers is already in Tatar hands, while the Ob is entirely under control of the Emperor. We continue exploring and expanding east. The military also begins to be modernised. This turn is dedicated to economic expansion.
  • Grand Duchy of Moscow: This turn in Moscow and all vassals is officially dedicated to economic. We begin recovering from recent wars and rebuild our nation’s infrastructure and defenses. Surprised by the sudden betrayal we faced by our neighbors, we put aside resources for new fortifications and an undated military. Ship production continues, as does trade along our many trade routes. The settlement at St. Patriksburg is expanded, with a large kremlin and port being constructed.
  • Nubia: The military continues to train loyal troops to fight for the nation. Cities continue to rebuild themselves like European cities. Ports expand to fit more ships. A big library is continuing being built in the capital city. It will store books from around the world. The first university in the country is continuing being built in the capital city. Our military continues to expand 100 px southwest. Walls and outposts around the capital city are continuing being built. Now that Nubia is unified, we continue to centralize the nation. Due to revolts continuing to happen in Yemen, we continue to watch who comes into our nation carefully.
  • Yunnan: The Yunnanese continue to invest the modest income from exports into infrastructure. They also continue improving the defensive fortifications of Yunnan.
  • Korea: Korea continues to build up its military. Meanwhile, more Taoist, Neo-Confucian and Buddhist temples are built. Taoism rises in popularity and gains more followers. Regular (read: not Imperial) Shinto gains a few more followers as well, mainly along the coastline in Southeastern Korea, particularly in Busan, Jejudo, Ulsan, and the coastal cities and coastal towns of Southern Gyeongsang Province. Mahayana Tao-Shintoism also continues to grow, and begins gaining followers from the areas where Shinto is growing, with some Shintoists switching to Mahayana Tao-Shintoism. A few Shinto missionaries from Jejudo help out Japan in Vietnam to bring Shinto there. The colony of Haejagang (해자강) expands by 500 sq km.
  • The Nehilaw begin to rebuild from the civil war. Most damage was focused in coastal areas, and much of the destroyed infrastructure is replaced with more modern versions. The navy continues to expand to prevent another landing, with many ships constructed both on Gichigami and on the Adelheid Sea. The army, made up largely of peasant rebels, re-arms and modernizes, with infantry being replaced by cavalry. The government begins working toward achieving a longtime foreign policy goal, free passage along the Cahokie River, by improving relations with nearby nations along the river. All vassals improve military and economy. The Nehilaw withdraw from the war against Spain with no prospect of gaining anything.
  • Celebrations break out from the ceilings of houses across Navarre: from Pamplona to Bilbao, from Vitoria-Gastiez to Donostia-San Sebatián, from Logroño to Huesca, and even from recently conquered Santander to Burgos, for news of the rapid Hispanian retreat reaches the nation in early spring. Marshall Abaroa leads the effort to take Madrid from the north; he receives aid from the east and south from many other members of the Grand Coalition. After the war is de facto over, King Erramun himself travels to Toledo to ensure favorable peace conditions and meet most of the world's leaders. The resulting Treaty of Toledo is extremely favorable to Navarre; much of the Spanish income will go to it in the future, and all other nations recognize Navarrese sovereignty. The effort of rebuilding at home, which had been going on during the war, isn't as costly as anticipated, but one threat still looms: the potential ethnic conflict between the dominant Basques, conquered Castilians, and mitigated Aragonese, who all share the same nation of Navarre.
  • Scandinavian Empire: The economy and military of Scandinavia improves this year. Import/export businesses in Denmark, Sweden and Norway bring in a considerable amount of income. Scandinavia's chief exports include iron, wood, and other construction materiel, a commodity that is vastly growing in necessity as urbanization increases throughout Europe. Militaries in Europe purchase Scandinavian iron for ships and weapons. The Scandinavian colonies are a source of even more lumber. Resources such as pelts bring in massive amounts of profit for Scandinavia, both due to intranational trading and international trading. Scandinavia exports resources such as textiles, dyes and foodstuffs from its trading partners. Interest in coffee plants rises among nobles as the drink becomes more popular among the population of Scandinvia, especially in the upper class and in the aristocracy. Though the bean is expensive to Scandinavia, coffee sales spike. Indonesian powers are offered exclusive trade deals for coffee in exchange for discounted, high-quality wood and iron. Scandinavia retains its alliances with Bavaria, Pskov, the Roman Empire, Britannia, the Nehilaw and many other nations. These alliances are celebrated in the Scandinavian courts. The ports in Iceland are expanded to accommodate more ships. Education in Scandinavia continues to improve. The literacy rate is steadily increasing as public schools are built throughout the nation. The population of Scandinavia continues to explode as well. Urbanization, more food supplies, better census data, and other factors are all leading to a spike in population. Scandinavia's population is expected to reach nine million by 1740. While this increase in population does come with benefits, it has its drawbacks as well. Homelessness in urban areas and overcrowding is becoming a massive problem, especially in Copenhagen. To accommodate, people are encouraged to travel to the New World. In political news, the House of Bjelbo-Griffins continues to remain in charge of Scandinavia. The Riksdag is dominated by this royal house. Scandinavia reaps the benefits of the war in Spain, dominating the world market.
    • Helluland: The military and economy are improved. Helluland expands by 1000 sq km this year. Helluland is responsible for the production of furs in the Scandinavian Empire, generating much profit for the colony.
    • Huronsmark: The military and economy are improved. Huronsmark expands by 1000 sq km this year. Huronsmark is responsible for the production of furs and timber in the Scandinavian Empire, generating much profit for the colony.
    • Iceland: The military and economy are improved. Iceland is an important port for northern Europeans. Due to the large amounts of trade flowing into Icelandic ports, the population of Iceland increases. An outpost on Greenland is built.
    • Jansylvania: The military and economy are expanded. Jansylvania is Scandinavia's newest colony, though it has grown rapidly since its establishment. Jansylvania yields large amounts of timber, though it is also a massive center of trade between Scandiavia and Native Americans.
    • Karelia: The military and economy expand. Karelia has been in the Scandinavian realm for centuries now. It is the location of many important fortresses, namely Castle Vyborg. Karelia is a massive source of iron for Scandinavia. Trade with Russia and Pskov flows through Karelia during the summer months.
    • New Gotland: The military and economy expand. New Gotland is one of Scandinavia's older colonies. A coastal colony, New Gotland specializes in shipbuilding and trading along the Borealian East Coast. Timber is also produced in New Gotland.
    • New Zealand: The military and economy expands. 
    • Ohijo: The militia of Ohijo is established while the economy is established. The capital of Ohijo is established as Rolvstead after General Jans Rolvson, who led the Scandinavians to victory in the Minor Lake Skirmishes. Rolvstead was originally a trading depot for European traders before the Erie tribes raided it. While parts of the town are relatively intact, other parts have been demolished, re-purposed, or have otherwise decayed.
    • Schleswig: The military and economy are expanded. Schleswig has been a vassal of the Scandinavian Empire for quite some time. All land routes into Scandinavia go through this vassal, meaning Schleswig is one of Scandinavia's wealthiest vassals.
    • Sjösmark: The military and economy are expanded. The colony expands by 5000 sq km this year. Trade with Nehilaw brings gold and people into the colony.
    • Strombek: The military and economy are expanded. Strombek expands by 5000 sq km. Strombek is one of Scandinavia's oldest and most successful colonies. Trade along the St Lawrence River makes it one of the wealthiest as well. Strombek is a source of furs and timber for Scandinavia.
    • Vinland: The military and economy are expanded. Vinland expands by 5000 sq km. The oldest of Scandinavia's colonies, Vinland is one of the most populous colonies along the eastern Borealian coast. Its capital, New Copenhagen, has become the most populous city on the east Borealian coast. Immigrants from Northern Europe flock to Vinland, especially New Copenhagen, in search of a new life.
  • Lombardy: The War of the Grand Coalition ends, and with it the Kingdom of Lombardy is officially liberated from Spanish occupation. Representatives of the new kingdom are present in Toledo for the signing of the war’s treaty, commemorating this day in Lombard history. Leopold II von Habsburg(-Nassau-Orleans) travels from Frankfurt to Milan, where he is crowned the first king of Lombardy since its independence. There are protests in favor of local rule, however, and as such Leopold II is pressured into signing the Treaty of Milan, which declares Leopold king, in exchange for him recognizing Stephano, the son of Giovanni Visconti as heir apparent to the Lombard throne. Likewise Giovanni is appointed regent in Lombardy for the duration of Leopold’s reign. The victory of the Lombards is heralded as a great achievement in Italian history, while the nation sets out to rebuild from the war. The military is reformed from the foundation of units formed during the war, and trained to adequately defend the nation.
  • Andean Monarchy: With the end of the War and the expansion of the Inca, the Peruvian Confederation, under the French, reforms into the Andean Monarchy. Tawantinsuyu remains the head nation in the Monarchy, and is the most populous at eight million people. It also houses the largest City:Cuzco, which has roughly 170,000 people. Military, economy and navy improve. Huascar II and his Lesser Kings oversee the creation of the Union of Hesperia and Borrelia, we invite the Nehilaw to join the Union as the first nonfounding nation.
    • Empire du Chimor: Under the Andean Monarchy and French Rule, the nation of Chimor continues to grow. Population stands at roughly three million and continues to grow. French migration into the region increases as the nation is absorbed into the French sphere. Military, economy and navy improve.
    • Empire du Chiribaya: Under the Andean Monarchy and French Rule, the nation of Chimor continues to grow. Population stands at roughly three million and continues to grow. French migration into the region increases as the nation is absorbed into the French sphere. Military, economy and navy improve.
    • Empire du Collaquyimbya: Under the Andean Monarchy and French Rule, the nation of Chimor continues to grow. Population stands at roughly 300,000 and continues to grow. French migration into the region increases as the nation is absorbed into the French sphere. Military, economy and navy improve.
    • Viceroyalty of Chile: Formerly a part of New Spain, the new nation is brought into the Andean Monarchy. With a population just under one million, the nation sees a new economic system under the Inca that greatly benefits the economy. Military, economy and navy improve. Spanish still makes up a majority in the region.
    • Domain of Tiwanaku: Formally a part of New Spain, the new nation is brought into the Andean Monarchy. With a population just under 100,000, the nation sees a new economic system under the Inca that greatly benefits the economy. Military, economy and navy improve. Spanish still makes up a majority in the region, though French and Inca cultures also grow.
  • France: Military, navy and economy are built up. The colony continues expanding and growing by 100 sq km among both colonies into the Galapago Islands called Illes d'Neptune. The colonies continue growing as expected. The colony of Nouvelle Rouen continues to expand inland throughout the land corridor given by Cahokie by 9800 sq km. Mining continues in the colony of Nouevelle Orleans. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. small contigent of ten ships are sent at the nehilaw with and army of 10,000 soldiers to defend the area. War is declared upon Spain after several years of deterioration of the once great alliance of the two country, the king seeks to further its influence in Europe by attempting what many of his own military advisors consider suicide, The king prepares a good portion of the Fleet from Europe to attempt landing in Spain's east coast area. While this, the local troops from Colombia move to defend the southern and northwestern border as well as the local Colombian fleet to defend Nouvelle Sardinie from the Spanish fleet ships and pirates, The rest of the colonial troops moves into Spanish territory in OTL Mexico from Cahokia and Chateau d'or (Costa Rica :v) war continues for the time being
    • Kingdom of Rhineland: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. The kingdom after defeating the forces of the rebels follow suit and declare war on Spain as France did.
    • Kingdom of Lower Burgundy: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • Sardinia: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. The Sardinian language has lowered its usage to only 10% of the population of Sardinia (roughly 50,000 people) with the speaking African (43%) and French (38%) or Vandalian (9% African Rhenish German dialect) and with the vast majority being able to speak both African and French (that is more or less 85% of the nation's population). The population is stable at 500,000 people. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • Andorra: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up.
    • Africa: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure is built up as well as navy. The African language has become the de facto leading language surpassing every other (outside of French) being spoken by the 2.3 million people living in the country as either native or second language. Vandalian, however, dominates area of Tripolitania's coast with a population of around 5000 speakers in the region. French is still the main language officially. Trading outposts begin to be made in the border of the country to trade with Tuareg and inland tribes. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • French Mali: Due to vast piracy campaigns which France and Spain have contributed to has resulted in many pirate coves in the Bissagos Islands, and as a result a larger influx of Frenchmen arrived this year, though they still don't even make up 1% yet. Ports continue to expand appropriately and the region becomes a place worth note on many maps. Roads continue being built to outlying villages and plantations continue being built.
    • Artois: Military and economy are built up. Infrastructure and navy are built up. The nation prepares an army for the conflict in Britannia. Declares war on Spain as France did.
    • Free City of Danzig: The military, economy, infrastructure, and navy are built up, Danzig asks a diplomatic meeting with Pskov, Croatia and Poland's leadership within the city.
    • Cahokie: Christianization of the locals continues. Military, navy, infrastructure and economy are built up. Declares war on Spain as France did.
  • Demak Sultanate: Sultan Adi leads the people in centralizing and becoming more Sunni Muslim. We reaffirm our alliances with the United Islamic Nations promising full support in return of full support. We continue trading heavily with the Suri Empire and Urdustan. The land given to the Suri Empire is openly bordered now, allowing people to move in and out of the border lines freely. We spread Islam throughout the Indonesian islands. Our military and navy is expanded as we receive economic support from Suri Empire. Our population increases. We reaffirm our alliance with the Dutch. We reaffirm their claims to Brunei and Pagabar. Trade is emphasized within the realm, as well as maintaining our massive navy. We start to recover from the war, even though we barely participated. We start to aid our UIN allies against the Yemeni threat.
  • County of Oldenburg: There is widespread rejoicing throughout Oldenburg as the War comes to an end. Soldiers and sailors return home to their families, many of whom have been away for years and years. The Regency Council ratifies the Treaty of Toledo, and the people are happy that Oldenburg is compensated for the losses it has sustained. The new Oldenburger protectorate in Borealia (which, from the look of the map, is approximately the otl state of Tabasco) is organised into the Thabascho Schutzgebiet, and a governor and military detachment are sent there to take control of the relatively sparsely populated area. The RC offers veterans free land for them and their families in Thabascho (on the condition that they form the Loyal Thabascho Landwehr upon arrival), and many take up the offer.
  • Kingdom of Brittany: John XI of Montfort comes to power after his brother, Francis V dies. As an established lord in the town of Rennes at the age of 52, he already is popular within the Duchy as a fair ruler and capable administrator. His first act as king is to remove much of the unnecessary antiquated remnants of the feudal system left over in the semi-backwards Duchy with the goal of transforming it into a modern kingdom eventually. This enrages much of the local nobility, but they are pacified with bribes and the military which is improved heavily over the year, as many modern weapons are imported and generals are educated in modern tactics. Fearing a French invasion, John moves the capital from Naoned (Nantes) which is literally sitting on the border with France to the more centrally located town of Roazhon (Rennes). What navy that Brittany does have is nationalized and placed in the new seaport of Brest, located in a defensible harbor. After many failed colonies, King John XI decides to grant a charter to the Breton East India Company and it becomes the Royal Breton Indies Company, and a commercial port is established by the name of Porzh-Yann (Port John) at the confluence of the Scorff and Blavent rivers (OTL Lorient). Efforts to encourage the Breton language are applauded, and the standardization process goes smoothly. Schools across Brittany, especially in the Gallo language-speaking region of Lower Brittany are encouraged to teach modern Breton. Scholars create a Breton Bible and it is heavily promoted by the government and spread throughout the nation. Alongside the cultural revolution that is going on in Brittany, an agricultural revolution begins with improved crop rotation techniques, improvement of fertilizer, and the final decline in feudal land usage allow the agricultural output in the nation to grow in leaps and bounds, especially in the less remote and more fertile eastern region of the nation. Steam power spreads from France to Brittany and people begin moving into the rapidly-expanding cities of Naoned, Roazhon, and Porzh-Yann. After years of centralization, Brittany is finally declared a modern kingdom with John XI as king. Ships heading to the "newly" colonized Banda Islands to drop off supplies discover that the islands are a part of the Dutch East Indies, and the Breton settlers have all been moved to the nearby but remote tiny island of Manukang where they are living a marginal existence at the mercy of disease and starvation. The error was originally caused by an inaccurate and outdated map which was commissioned for use by the Company after a night of heavy drinking by the man in charge of the colony, Mael D'Oc. The King looks to the west for a future colony after another unfortunate scheme where Brittany tried to colonize. After many requests, we finally accept the offer to marry the King's 29 year old daughter, Rozenn to a Westphalian prince/noble/whatever.
  • Sichuan: Warlord Yin Wulong continues to make military reforms, trying to make the army more modernized. The Warlord begins searching for a wife to marry, not wanting to leave no heir. More firm trade relationships are started with our ally, Japan-Manchuria, which slightly helps the economy. Some infrastructure reforms are also planned for in the capital city of Chengdu, but they are not to start being executed until the following year.
  • In Pskov, the GDP rises along with average wages. The Inter-Republic Road network is officially opened. The Science and technology aspect of Pskov is not overlooked either. As prosperity in the nation increases, the amount of money and new people investing in institutions of higher learning. As such, the various schools that existed in Nizhegorodsk-Na-Narve unite and form the "University of Nizhegorodsk", beginning a rivalry between it and Pskov. The Grand Senate meets again and discusses the issue of the war in Spain extensively, and end by giving the ultimate decision on whether or not to prolong neutrality (especially in lieu of the riots) to the Electoral council, who is to meet later this year to decide to reaffirm or oust Supreme Prince (and Bajan) Ivan. Another big thing to happen this year is the approval of an all-union flag, a red-blue-white tricolour (OTL Russian Flag), with white representing Finnic peoples, Red representing Germanic peoples, and Blue representing Slavic peoples, all represented in equal bands to show unity and equality of all in the UK . During this year's Electoral Council meeting, the Issue of Hispania becomes a hot topic of debate and the council ends by re-affirming Bajan of Croatia as Supreme Prince. The Volunteer Battalions grow even more unexpectedly, as professional soldiers in the Prussian and Latvian armies join them, creating two separate battalions. They are officially designated as part of the "Croatian army" to try to maintain at least mediocre relations with Hispania, but remind them that while they have a military base in Nizhegorodsk-Na-Narve, those places can be very easily burned. General Karl Hohenzollern, leads the 1st Batallion to Zlatobrezhie, so that the force can plan to attack in the invasion of Spanish Africa after talking it over with Croatian military leadership. The second is given to the invasion of Hispania proper. Karkl scores many victories in the invasion of Africa, and captures much of the coast of OTL Mozambique along with other European forces. A small contingent of 1000 men is sent to aid the Japanese in conquering Hong Kong. The Pskovians want to encourage immigration from Russia, and are somewhat more successful with the Muscovite serfs, who can move around freely with their landlord's consent. This puts much issues with the leadership of Novgorod and Muscovy, who think Pskov is just looking for a fight. The Ruble is becoming more and more used and is becoming the unofficial currency of Russia. The idea of currency reform, to reform it to a decimal system is put out, in order to simplify much trade (even though it is already simple enough with multiples of 20). Zlatobrezhie becomes more and more wealthy as more people get used to over 100 years of Pskovian governance. The Pskov Imperial Company appoints Anton Grigorich Volinskiy as the head of the Pirate Hunting initiative. After much pressure, The Pskov Imperial Company strengthens the defences of the Pskovian Isles, and decides to offer pirates an official pardon for their crimes, so long as they give up their ship and riches, and return to Europe to live their lives as common civilians. However, if caught a second time, there would be no pardon and they would be turned over to the colony they were captured closest to, to await their fate. Upon receiving news of Bajan Ivan's death, the bells of the Veche ring once more, and the electoral council is once again set to meet. Two weeks of mourning are declared, as Wilhelm Hohenzollern takes on the role as interim head of state. The Electors are chosen in May, and convened from the 3rd of June to the 11th, when it was announced that Nicolai Feodorovich Zaytsev, the now-former Velikiy-Knyaz-Namestnik of Pskov was elected to the position of Supreme Prince, and takes the style His Supreme Princely Grace, Nicolai Feodorovich Zaytsev, by the will of the Veche and the People Velikiy Knyaz of Pskov, Grand Duke of Lithuania, Knyaz of Latvia and Belarus, Konig of Prussia, Consul of Eesti, and of the Whole Union Verkhovniy Knyaz (Supreme Prince). He is the first Verkhovniy Knyaz to be inaugurated under the tricolour banner of the Union of Konigsberg. The Military is mobilized with siege engines to fight Lukoshenko, he is proclaimed a traitor, and a bounty of 1000 zolotniks is placed on him. The Grand Senate declares Lukoshenko a traitor because he wants power for himself and wants to destroy then fragile peace created. The Grand Senate also passes a (technically) non-binding piece of legislation, urging the official amending of local constitutions/ryads, etc ... in order to allow temporary suspension of the rights and freedoms of the population in case of emergency (such as an armed insurgency) in a set area. The United Armies have great success in Belarus, routing rebel forces basically out of the nation. The Grand Senate refuses to recognize the newly created state with a capital in Kiev, and reaffirms that Pskov is the only true successor to the medieval state.
    • The Federal Republic of Eesti upgrades its naval capabilities and military. Some Estonians volunteer for the war against Hispania/ Eesti, in support of the union and the political system, mobilizes to deal with the belarussian threat
    • Latvia works on its economy and improving the GDP. Some Latvians volunteer for the war in Hispania.Latvia mobilizes its military in support of the Union upon the behest of Pskov.
    • In Lithuania, the military is improved by purchasing weaponry from Pskov and stuff. The Prime Minster attends the Grand Summit. Some people volunteer. Lithuania prepares to Mobilize.
    • In the United Republic of Prussia and Danzig benefits from the de facto free trade with Croatia begin to show and grow its economy, GDP, and average wages, as Prussian merchants, quick to capitalize on the downfall of aristocratic privileges in favour of wealth privileges (that many nobles got because they were also wealthy, and those that were did not care for the fate of the "lesser" nobility). König - Statthalter Wilhelm Hohenzollern acts with the power of the Supreme Prince during the March-June interregnum. During this time, Wilhelm, being a German himself, throws much more support behind Bavaria's war effort, and pledges two more "Volunteer battalions" to their armies, and puts General Ludwig von Einzbern in command of them. Erik von Einzbern denounces Lukoshenko as a traitor. The URPD prepares to mobilize.
    • The Belarussian Military is improved as the Road network continues being built. After the Grand Summit, Knyaz-Namestnik Dmitri Shevchenko, and Glava-Dumi Nikolai Prakazov, having signed the Pskov Concordat, both endorse the document and implore the Duma to ratify it. The Pskov Concordat is ratified. Belarus mobilizes its military in response to the revolts, trying its best to put them down. The constitution is amended allowing for temporary suspension (but not outright removal) of the charter of rights in the case of emergencies, allowing for "Martial law" without legal repercussions for the government within a bounded geographical area. Not even a day later, upon the behest of the Grand Senate, Martial law is declared by the Belarus Duma (located in Minsk) in the areas affected by the revolt. Meanwhile, the army makes good headway in routing the revolting forces, as they use strategies to encircle certain groups. These revolters are disorganized, and while they may have gotten some government officials to sympathise, they are not a large portion, forcing them to try and fail to create their own governement structure in Belarus, as most efforts are going towards fighting the United Armies. and after the declaration of amnesty, Prisoners are released to their families once the United Armies have liberated their homes and then enacted marshal law as per legal declaration. The succeses of the armies scramble the rebels, and they become more and more disorganized. The Battle of Saligorsk sees Lukoshenko and his inner circle captured. They are quickly tried and convicted of treason, and sentanced to life in an isolated prison facility in OTL East Kay Bahamas run by the PIC. This causes their entire revolt thing to quiet down quite a bit, as the now-called "Alexander's Rebellion" comes to an end. Marshal law is not lifted, however, as Belarussian armies sweep for any remaining signs of sedition.
  • Empire of Urdustan (اردو کی زمین کی سلطنت/Urdū kī bhūmi kā sāmrājya): The rising Emperor, شاہ الیاس پیدائش نو کے شہنشاہ چیمپیئن (Śāha iliyāsa punarjanma kē samrāṭa caimpiyana) takes the throne after several decades of stagnation, bureaucracy, and inefficient dual rule from a ineffective council and weak emperors. He, after years of preparation, mainly through his own study due to the lack of attention given to him to groom him as future Emperor, decides that he wishes to return the Empire of Urdustan back to its greatness, willing to enter into hell itself if it means that Urdustan shall rise. He begins by re-instituting the economic policies of the 16th-century Urdustani Empire, in which agriculture was the largest economic focus of Urdustan, selling such goods as rice, potatoes, indigo, opium, wheat, cannabis and other crops. He plans to, within the year, revitalize the tax and currency system, seeing as taxes are exorbitantly high, ineffectively gather, and used for little other than royal festivities. As for the currency, he plans to introduce a well-regulated silver-based Urdustani Tanki to take the place of the currently nearly unstable Tanki that is becoming more affected by regionalism as time goes on. Finally, he makes minor changes to the borders of the different vassals and personal unions of the Empire, personally taking down an 'ancient' map tacked inside the councilors chambers that failed to take remembrance of the Empire's annexation of Orissa, and replaces it with a more modern and less-dingy version of the Urdustani map.
    • Swargadeo of Barhanivasa: The mainly Livestock and Cotton economy of the north, and the more rice and other crop economy of the south has changed little, but now under new governance that seeks to follow the policies of the new Emperor, the currency and tax changes are being prepared to take effect around a similar time as the Urdustani Empires. The effectiveness of the governance of the Swargadeo of Barhanivasa was relatively unaffected from the stagnation.
    • Rajya of Vijaynagar: The sister kingdom under the rule of Urdustan has face great challenges, mainly from coastal pirates who took advantage of the lack of protected-sea trade that was experianced in the Empire. As such, their economy has faultered to a lower standard than previous, with much fewer exports than ever recorded. Seeing as the new Emperor is more focused on reinvigorating Urdustan at its core, the Raj of Vijaynagar, distantly related, sends a request to the new Emperor to aid in making sea travel far more safer and allow for the Vijaynagari economy to rebound, the request being well-received.
    • The Plutocratic State of Jaunpur: Jaunpur has experienced the worst effects of stagnation of bureaucracy outside of the Empire itself, the plutocratic government raising high taxes on the population and then using the taxes for their own gain. Actions such as this have led to small famines, and a severely weakened economy. A request is received by the Plutocrats from the Emperor himself, who outlines a plan that is being attempted in the Empire itself at revitalizing the economy, playing more so on their ability to gain more revenue at the increasing economy, rather than highlighting the benefits to the population that will also take place.
    • The Sultanate of Deccan: The Sultanate of Deccan, an outright Muslim state, has receded only slightly in the wake of stagnation. This is due to their prime position in the middle of the Empire which has allowed them to be effect in agricultural growth, and their vast ports have allowed them to commit more towards exports than Vijaynagara. However, it is from the selfishness of the Sultans that all those vassals around them are poor and weakened because they have refused to share their wealth with their neighbors and refused to participate in intra-imperial trade. The Sultanate receives a request from the Emperor himself, a person's whose authority they have not witnessed in almost a century, to begin their participation in Imperial trade now that the ineffectiveness of the Empire has since passed.
    • The Rayja of Sindh: The Rayja of Sindh has changed little since the stagnation of the Empire, being focused on a major trade route and destination for foreign traders, as well as close to the former stronghold of the Spanish, and an enclave of Britannic and Dutch origin, allowing their trade to continue at pre-stagnation levels. They receive no word from the Emperor due to his belief that they are functioning accordingly.
  • Kingdom of Bavaria: In 1749, Bavaria expands its economy. National infrastructure is developed. The population continues to rise. Trausnitz continues to be the national capital. In Munchen, Queen Isabell University remains a staple of education in Bavaria. Queen Frances I, aged 48, and her council continue to allow the training of new troops. Frances I is currently married to Ferdinand von Ingschaft, having married in 1740. Several modern warships and trade vessels begin construction at Bremen Port. Modern weaponry make its introduction into Bavaria. In diplomatic news, Bavaria maintains alliances with Hispania, Britannia, France, The Netherlands, Scandinavia, and Rome. In religious news, around 76% of the country adheres to the Western Church, while the rest are either traditional Catholic or Reformist. There has been an uptick of 60% of Bavaro-German primary speakers in Franconia, Saxony, Pomerania, and Brandenburg, and uptick of 85% secondary speakers in those areas. In colonial news, Nei Baiern continues to expand. In economic news, the previously informal, regional Landshut Stock Exchange is given a royal charter and given full benefits of a crown backed enterprise. In political news, Frances I continues to sit at both Bavarian and Austrian privy councils, the separation having occurred in 1668. In industrial news, the effects of industrialization and urbanization begin to be felt in Swabia and Würzburg, where Stuttgart becomes the center of manufacturing and modern production. In parliamentary news, Frances promises the creation of a large Bavaro-Austrian parliament in return for Austrian help in expeditions to Negara Dipa after 1740. A commission of Austrians in Landshut agree to the deal. In other news, Ferdinand von Ingschaft becomes a prominent politician following his success in the Civil War. In demographic news, Frances I issues a 1735 census to be taken. The census is completed in 1736, and reveals that in all Bavarian realms, there are 16,000,000 people. In more depth, 8,500,000 live in Bavaria, 4,750,000 in Austria, 1,500,000 in Brandenburg, 1,000,000 in Pomerania, 75,000 in Bremen Port, and 175,000 in Lubeck. This is a near doubling in population since 1659, itself signalling postive population growth, and a population which maintains health into old age. The Queen's children are: Franz-Hector (born 1732), Joan (born 1735), and Anne (born 1741). The Queens's siblings are: former King Albert V (born 1694, died 1742), and Friedrich-Rudolf (born 1704). The Deutsche Diet is created in 1736, and using her powers as Supreme Chancellor of the Curia Bavaria, places the seat of the Diet in Augsburg, where the historic Imperial Diet also sat. Many Bavarians and Austrians are fine with this placement, being far enough away from Bavarian influence which could corrupt the diet. This new Diet will occupy supremacy over both the Curias Bavaria and Austria, and in essence will act as an Upper House to both regional Curias. In royal news, the body of Franz-Heinrich is transported back to Landshut in order for a funeral to take place there. Frances I, with her two children, attend the solemn ceremony. Concerning the situation in Pomerania, The war continues in northern Italy. However, in more positive news, plague seems to have died down in Brandeburg, claiming its last victims early in 1742. Prince Friedrich-Rudolf is married to Princess Mari of Brittany. In Austrian news, Felix Manzkari is petitioned by several Austrian parliamentarians to personally lead an army in the war. Manzkari, wanting to solidify Austrian support and, unlike King Ferdinand von Ingschaft, prove himself militarily, accepts the petition. In response to this, the Curia Austria officially creates the County of Manzkari, and names Felix as the first Count Manzkari. The Deutsche Diet legitimizes this decree, and the Queen follows suit a short time later. He leaves for the war in the early Spring and enters occupied Italian territory a few weeks later. Suprisingly, several strong regiments of the still surviving Spanish Empire spill into Italy from France. Manzkari engages several regiments in late May, and finds great success in these battles. His luck plateaus in the summer after undergoing a series of inconclusive skirmishes near Milan. Manzkari decides to return to Venice and spend the rest of the year resting, training, and recuperating his troops, not wanting to make the same mistakes the ambitious Ferdinand did. This recuperation proves to be a good investment, as Manzkari powers through a series of successful battles near Milan. Later in the year, he narrowly dodges death after he is struck in the torso with musket fire. He luckily survives and is able to defeat a strong Spanish garrison attempting to siege Venice. Before he relents to exhaustion, Manzkari travels home. He writes letter to Queen Frances I detailing his military victories, and notes that the war is soon to come to an end, seeing as how the last Spanish armies have been firmly routed in Italy. Manzkari proves correct, and the war ends upon Spanish surrender in 1749. The country rejoices greatly as soldiers return home and a sense of normalcy is restored. Frances I sents an envoy to attend the war conference in Toledo.
    • Curia Bavaria: The Curia Bavaria, also known as the Bavarian Parliament or Bavarian Diet, continue to operate in the Parliamentary Palace in Landshut. Parliament orders the Bavarian Army to be outfitted in modern uniform and to hold modern weaponry. In political news, the Curia Bavaria continue to implement the Bavarian Commands and Collegiate Writs into a codified, national law. 
    • Deutsche Diet: The Deutsche Diet, also known as the German Parliament or German Diet, is established by the decree of Queen Frances I in 1736, and is given a charter that year. Felix Manzkari continues supporting of Austrian annexation of Tyrol and Venezia.
    • Curia Austria: Work on the Parliamentary Palace in Vienna finishes. A number of 251 Austrians sit in the Austrian parliament. Most of the laws they pass concern continual relief for Vienna and various infrastructural reconstructions around Austria. The Curia Austria is popular in Vienna, with most welcoming a separate legislative body, while others see it as a Bavarian puppet. New roads continue being constructed. The Curia Austria call for greater legislative power in Austria, and perhaps a large legislature servicing all Bavarian realms, one which would be an upper house while the Curia Bavaria and Curia Austria would be regional lower houses. Frances of Bavaria continues to give support to Austrian parliamentarians. Ferdinand von Ingschaft, in an address to the Curia Austria, petitions Frances I to create a dual Bavaro-Austrian parliament. 
    • City of Lübeck: Troops authorized by the Queen continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. The port of Lübeck is expanded and several ships are constructed. 
    • Bremen Port: Troops authorized by the Queen continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. Several cogs are constructed, and plans are drafted to construct many larger ships. Several modern warships and trade vessels begin construction at Bremen Port. 
    • Kingdom of Austria: Troops authorized by the Queen continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. The Austrian Council is created as an independent privy council for the King. In 1730, Frances is declared Queen of Austria. 
    • Duchy of Brandenburg: Troops authorized by Duke Edmund I, aged 46, continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. Poorhouses are established all over Brandenburg in order to aid all those afflicted by the recent destructive war. Edmund I's children are: Edmund (born 1718), Eleanor (born 1722), Albert-Maria (born 1722), Johann (born 1728) Klara (born 1733), and Johanna-Klarice (born 1736). Prince Edmund is married to Baroness Claramond von Augustin.
    • Duchy of Pomerania: Troops authorized by Duke Franz-Hector I, aged 17, continue training. Several markets are constructed as well as trade houses for European traders. A university, with slight Catholic foundations, is founded in Stettin, which is named the Lady Mary University, after the late Duchess Mary.
    • Royal Bavarian Stock Company: The RBSC, founded in the late fifteenth century, is finally formalized and given a royal charter by King Leopold II in 1662. The RBSC operate chiefly in Landshut, where a stock exchange floor continues to remain active. Branches of the RBSC exist in München, Regensberg, Berlin, and Stettin. In exploratory news, while much of Bavaria is immersed in Civil War, the RBSC decides to fund expeditions into Indonesia, particularly around Borneo and the tribelands of Negara Dipa. In 1732, the investors of the RBSC put forth a combined total of 500,000 reichstalers in the construction of ships, training of private troops, and a military expedition into Negara Dipa next year. Conflict is expected to occur in coming decades.
    • New Bavaria: The colony of Nei Baiern continues to expand in population. Katharinas-Hafen, Franznacken, Bayreuth, Nei Regens, and Regenholz all expand by the end of the year. Houses and shops in each settlement continue being built. Jülichsberg and Wittlesberg both expand. Nei Baiern expands 750 km. The militias and shops are developed. A small logging and fishing town is founded north of Wilhelmsbaum island, on the mainland. The settlement, mainly populated by Saxons, comes to be called Regenholz. 
    • Pearl River: The outpost of Perlefluss is established. A capital is expected to be constructed over the next few years. The capital of Pearl River is established, which the settlers name Perlefluss (Pearl River) after the outpost itself. 

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