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Archive Fifty-Eight:

1980 - 1989

Archive Fifty-Nine:

1990 - 1999

Archive Sixty:

2000 - 2009

This page is an archive for the Principia Moderni III map game, from 1990 to 1999.

1990

Hmm, welcome to the 90s.

  • Kingdom of Kuba: scientific research continues, and more space missions are undertaken. The economy continues to grow, thanks to the increased business brought by the establishment of the Commonwealth of German Nations. A design for a jointly run Commonwealth moon base is approved, and construction of the modules for it begins soon after. Having not received and answer last year, King Karl II offers the Monarchs and governments of Australia and Belize membership in the Commonwealth of German Nations, with all the economic and scientific cooperation benefits. (Mod response, please)
  • The governments are willing to accept observer status for the time being while the reactions of Borealia are guaged and the Commonwealth's track record increases.
  • Lombardy: Our military is continuing to increase in size due to technology becoming better. Factories still make weapons and vehicles for our military but they are not the mostly made items. With the increase of factories in the nation, more jobs are being created. The employment rate has continued to increase in the nation. Agriculture is the best industry in the nation. The railway industry is continuing to work on improving the tracks. Doctors are now continuing to use new technology to make people better. Cars are one of the only ways to get around these days besides using the train. Trade goes well with the Roman Empire. The navy continues to build ships for trade and for future tensions. We continue to build many buildings like hospitals, colleges and banks.
  • Korea: Korea continues to build up its military. Meanwhile, more Taoist 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. The military in the autonomous province of Haejagang (해자강) continues to be on high alert and continues to heavily patrol the Korean settlements. Meanwhile, industrialisation and modernisation continue in Korea (similar to OTL Japan's Meiji Restoration). Monarch Hyomyeong continues investing in technology and science. The Hyundai Motor Company continues to build more cars. Meanwhile, the government continues the policy of neutrality in world affairs in general. Heo Song-hyun creates the twenty-sixth season of the Korean anime, Thunderclouds. Anime and manga see a huge rise in popularity due to the success of the long running anime series, Thunderclouds; and new artists and writers begin to produce their own. Hip-hop, Reggae, House, New Wave, and rock music grow in popularity in Korea. In Daegu, the hip-hop/rap group C.W.A continues to record songs for their group, and releases their fifth full albums, when translated, is known as "100 Km and Running". Alternate energy is invested in, and some wind farms continue construction. Solar farms also continue construction in some areas. Plans to build high-speed rail for several areas and plan to connect many cities and a few towns are finalised and begin construction. Choi Kyo-ahn finishes making her first Touhou Project game, Highly Responsive to Prayers (東方靈異伝), and releases it on the eleventh month. The game achieves good success. Samsung begins creating their first console, that's later revealed to be known as the Neptune Station (OTL PlayStation).
  • Borealia Flag 2 Union of Borealia: Reconstruction continues, although the Union already begins to bounce back to its earlier technological and industrial strength. After the near destruction of the Gothic Party, the Curia has become much more centralized both politically and culturally. In the face of the gold industry severely dropping in the last few years, the Curia creates a centralized gold reserve in New Vienna to house the official standard of the Borealian economy, and by extension the world. A central agency is organized by the Curia to collect intelligence on global affairs, known as the Borealian Security Agency (BSA). The new generation of labor force from as far away as Aleut and Baja begin dedicating themselves to an unprecedented work ethic. The Statue of Liberty once again stands as an inspiring symbol of liberty, while the United Nations building is completely reconstructed. People and cities are connected more than ever now in a new digital age, as the World Wide Web is almost perfected. Even the traditional railroad industry is being redesigned with more modernized magnetic power. The World Trade Center stands as a symbol of world economy. Rap music continues to become popular, dominated by traditional Salish communities. The LDS church still predicts the end of the world in the year 2000. More probes are sent to distant planets. A space telescope is under construction. A mission to Mars is planned in a few years. A private organization is founded in New Vienna known as the New Seven Wonders Foundation. This organization is dedicated to reevaluating the traditional Seven Wonders of each period of history: the Ancient, Medieval and Modern Worlds specifically. Representatives around the globe are invited to propose their nation's monuments, and some years later they will vote on which ones should be included on the revised list.
    • Colony of North Antarctica: Industry improves, villages expand. A base begins to be built at the geographic South Pole.
    • Indian Oceanic Territory: An independent government is formed, giving its new name as the Maldive-Andaman Republic
  • ​Hawaii: Construction of factories completed, at the military, the more recruitment of troops, and improvement for economy. The Islands were holding the position of Hawaii, but it will be safe, which cities are important to maybe build them over the islands, with them it's too small for that. For perspective, Honolulu has more two million population over Hawaii's nation. Hawaiian Army Forces take action for training troops.
  • Spain experiences a national crisis when high ranking officials in the current government are revealed to have taken massive bribes from numerous corporations and other groups in exchange for major crimes including but not limited to embezzlement, fraud, murder, cheating in elections, and colluding with federal criminals. Over half of the cabinet resigns immediately, as well as major party leaders at the national level. The corruption runs through the Union Party down to the municipal level and even members of the Nationalist and Moderate Parties are tied to the crisis. This creates a massive vacuum in the government of Spain at all levels. Rioting breaks out in the streets of major cities and the military is soon called in to put them down in cities like Madrid and Zaragoza. Many call for the Prime Minister to resign, but he remains unconnected to the scandal for now. Meanwhile, the related figures become criminals. Many turn themselves in to be arrested, while others flee the country or kill themselves. The Prime Minister legally retains the confidence of Parliament despite many measures taken to remove him. The King then proceeds to dismiss the Prime Minister. However, due to the unprecedented level of crisis, the King is legally allowed to assume the powers of the office of the executive (head of government) due to a technicality in the constitution of Spain. However, the king is not allowed to dismiss the Parliament, since it can only dissolve itself, but this would result in absolute authority becoming invested in the crown. Meanwhile, the rioting creates a dangerous state across the country with martial law being declared in many places. The king declares martial law in effect on 29 November and the Parliament is formally dissolved after a number of potentially illicit elections results in some members of Parliament being elected, allowing for Parliament to dissolve itself by acting in the name of Crown Authority. The Supreme Court of Spain is not allowed to judge the legality of anything because the Supreme Court lacks Justiciars due to the resignation of many of them, and there is no head of government who can nominate new Justiciars, nor is there a Parliament that can approve of their nomination. As such, it is not known who actually governs Spain now, so the king calls for five major party leaders who are not connected to the crisis to assume the operations of the government, and they form the Regency Council with three generals and the king. The Regency Council is controversial in all quarters and leads to even more violence. All officials who were arrested due to their part in the crisis are placed in the hands of the military. Before all of this happened, Spain was doing just fine, and continued to have a rapidly shifting culture, while remaining technologically and scientifically advanced.
  • Reme: Reme begins to build up its military and economy. Reme elects a new president and starts to build up its navy. Meanwhile, trade is improved on, with industrialization, mainly former Byzantine areas slowly being introduced to populous areas. Lumber, cash crops and other goods become a major export of Reme, and start getting Reme a jump-start into the European economy. There is also the creation of new navy ships, to help modernize the Reman navy. Coal mines are built, and starts churning out coal at a consistent rate. Coal mining plants are also started to be upgraded. Reme develops a few more nukes under UN supervision. The Arcadian referendum ends with a 69% of the vote saying "Yes" to Arcadian independence. However, issues still remain such as where the border shall be set, and the fact that whether Neu Brunswick will join the new Arcadian state. These issues are set to be fixed by '92, and the creation of the state in '94. Meanwhile, Reman engineer Alexander Cherrekios creates a server in which information can be stored on. This is dubbed the "World Wide Web" due to the amount of information that can be stored on it and how easily you can lose track of it. It slowly starts to gain popularity throughout the nation, with companies and the government starting to move their information onto it.
  • Ruthenia: The Ruthenians continue developing industry in their country.
  • Algonquia breaks down into political chaos with the news of the successful Arcadian referendum. The prospect of an angry Arcadian state next to Algonquian population centres provokes serious concern, and triggers anti-Arcadian riots across the country, with several dozen Arcadians killed by mob violence. The governing Centrists put down the riots by declaring martial law, and call an election expecting a resounding mandate to deal peacefully with the crisis. Unexpectedly and shockingly, the far-left and grossly anti-Arcadian Algonquian National Party wins a plurality of seats, forming the new government with Socialist and independent backing. Their first policy is to refuse to release the Arcadian prisoners captured in the recent war so that they can be used as a bargaining chip in the event of conflict with the new Arcadian state.
  • Roman Empire: The Roman Empire continues to recover from the shock of the Great War, in which many good Romans died. The Empire also focuses on its internal security and stability after noticing the power of the revolt in Africa and remembering painful memories of revolts in Italy and Egypt. Economic and civic policy are seen as key to improving stability and cohesiveness in the Empire. With that said, the Empire does have several foreign policy successes to note as well, mainly the unification of the Tartary and the return of order in the steppes. Trade continues to go well and the military continues to have a major part of Roman society, and new weapons like tanks, planes and better submarines now play a significant role in the way the Empire wages war. The financial crisis affects the Empire badly, and the economy suffers and many go without work. The current administration works to help mediate the crisis even though it knows its days are numbered. The civil war in the Caliphate forces the Empire and its ally Assyria to be on guard. Research in new areas of science continues. Nuclear physics are explored in universities in the Empire, however, no major breakthroughs or accomplishments have been recorded and governmental support is low. The Roman government continues to push for the completion of the Treaty of Constantinople, and Roman troops remain ready to fulfill the provisions as described. Nuclear research continues, and teh Sahara becomes a testing range for any detonations. New designs for advanced nuclear weapons based around the principles of fusion rather than fission are drawn up, and official funding for testing is given. The Roman military also looks into other high profile weapons such as chemical weapons. Automatic rifles and advanced rocketry are also researched and produced to help keep the Roman military on edge. The first Roman space station is sent up and manned by several astronauts, however the space station is not able to host people for long durations. The first thermonuclear detonation also occurs this year in the Chagos Islands, and the Roman military begins efforts to miniaturise the warheads to fit on ICBM missiles. More attacks occur, and the spread of the insurgency moves farther west. The imperial family is sent to Bulgaria, the last major state to not be partially affected by the rebels. The Roman government assures the international community that the Roman nuclear arsenal is under military control.
  • Ban Republic of Croatia (Banska Republika Hrvatska): Sewerage systems similar to Ragusan ones are built in major towns of theBan Republic. With growing Ragusan influence, and the beginning of further colonization, the navy expands rapidly using much of the Ragusan 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. 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. Stone mining is furthered as well as the timber industry. The need for these resources rises as urbanization carries on. 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. 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 price of gold. The silver mine in Srebrenica is mined. Kotor Saraka (Adelaide) continues to expand. Draganić continues his research.
    • Isles of the Archvoivodeship (Otoci Nadvojvodstva): The infrastructure is built up.
    • Ban Republic of Carantania (Banska Republika Karantanija): Being an Alpine Slavic nation, the leaders begin a programme to create a standardized Carantanian language that will reflect on both the Slavic and Alpine (Germanic) aspects of Carantania.
    • Sukadang Županija: Croatization. Expansion into the other parts of Borneo.
    • White Croatia: Large-scale Croatization, numerous harsh measures are introduced to ensure White Croatia is Croatian.

1991

It's weird to think that in OTL at this time the Soviet Union collapsed. Enjoy the last few years, they are precious.

Well, you could always have the Roman Empire collapse, but we all know that isn't going to happen.

Shhhsh, the analogies aren't the same.

  • Kingdom of Kuba: King Karl welcomes Belize and Australia as observers in the Commonwealth of German Nations. During the year, more components for the Commonwealths space station are launched and attached in orbit. Meanwhile, a date is set for the landing of the first component of the jointly run moon base. Two lunar missions, one landing in the Sea of Lightning (otl Sea of Nectar) and another in the Odin Crater (otl Tycho) to determine which of those two should host the base. The findings of those missions are analyzed, and a result is expected next year. After hearing of a problem in Reme concerning the future of New Brunswick after the Arcadian independence referendum, Kuba proposes to Reme that New Brunswick votes whether it wants to stay under Reme, go with Arcadia, or become a separate country in of itself.
    • Algonquia expresses its support for the Kuban proposal.
  • Korea: Korea continues to build up its military. Meanwhile, more Taoist 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. The military in the autonomous province of Haejagang (해자강) continues to be on high alert and continues to heavily patrol the Korean settlements. Meanwhile, industrialisation and modernisation continue in Korea (similar to OTL Japan's Meiji Restoration). Monarch Hyomyeong continues investing in technology and science. The Hyundai Motor Company continues to build more cars. Meanwhile, the government continues the policy of neutrality in world affairs in general. Heo Song-hyun creates the twenty-seventh season of the Korean anime, Thunderclouds. Anime and manga see a huge rise in popularity due to the success of the long running anime series, Thunderclouds; and new artists and writers begin to produce their own. Hip-hop, Reggae, House, New Wave, and rock music grow in popularity in Korea. In Daegu, the hip-hop/rap group C.W.A continues to record songs for their group, and releases their sixth and final full album, when translated, is known as "Chinese For Life". On the eight month, the C.W.A group disbanded with the four remaining members being signed into different recording labels. Alternate energy is invested in, and some wind farms continue construction. Solar farms also continue construction in some areas. High-speed rail for several areas continues construction. Choi Kyo-ahn begins making her next Touhou Project game, Story of Eastern Wonderland (東方封魔録). Samsung continues creating their first console, the Neptune Station (OTL PlayStation).
  • Lombardy: Our military is continuing to increase in size due to technology becoming better. Factories still make weapons and vehicles for our military but they are not the mostly made items. With the increase of factories in the nation, more jobs are being created. The employment rate has continued to increase in the nation. Agriculture is the best industry in the nation. The railway industry is continuing to work on improving the tracks. Doctors are now continuing to use new technology to make people better. Cars are one of the only ways to get around these days besides using the train. Trade goes well with the Roman Empire. The navy continues to build ships for trade and for future tensions. Music similar to OTL grunge music is popular in our nation. Fiat cars are becoming popular with the middle and rich class. A reality show called the Lombardy Mafia is gaining popularity with young adults. A video game system called the Sega Box is made by the company Marcoza Gaming. Their first game is about two Italian plumbers saving a princess from a dragon.
  • Lordship of Neu Norderney: Pleased that last year's referendum went off without a hitch, the government pledges more support to the Reman government if they so wish. Annoyed by the lack of good German-language programming, NNR establishes a production division, which sets about making a sit-com and a drama series. Economy improves.
    • Borealia offers to establish a pan-Union exchange program for high school and college age students, starting in Neu Norderney
  • Brazil: The personal union between Brazil and the Kingdom of Portugal continues. The Portuguese military undergoes heavy modernization and improvement to remain on par with Brazilian forces. Space exploration continues, with the space station continuing to be upgraded, and larger crews now operating it year round. The Christ the Redeemer statue in Sao Sebastião is renovated and restored.
  • Borealia Flag 2 Union of Borealia: Reconstruction continues, although the Union already begins to bounce back to its earlier technological and industrial strength. After the near destruction of the Gothic Party, the Curia has become much more centralized both politically and culturally. In the face of the gold industry severely dropping in the last few years, the Curia creats a centralized gold reserve in New Vienna to house the official standard of the Borealian economy, and by extension the world. A central agnecy is organized by the Curia to collect intelligence on global affairs, known as the Borealian Security Agency (BSA). The new generation of labor force from as far away as Aleut and Baja begin dedicating themselves to an unprecedented work ethic. The Statue of Liberty once again stands as an inspiring symbol of liberty, while the United Nations building is completely reconstructed. People and cities are connected more than ever now in a new digital age, as the World Wide Web is almost perfected. Even the traditional railroad industry is being redesigned with more modernized magnetic power. The World Trade Center stands as a symbol of world economy. Rap music continues to become popular, dominated by traditional Salish communities. The LDS church still predicts the end of the world in the year 2000. More probes are sent to distant planets. A space telescope is under construction. A mission to Mars is planned in a few years. The New Seven Wonders Foundation continues to hunt for the Seven Wonders of the Medieval and Modern Worlds. The industries of eastern nations such as Rome, China, and Japan are inquired the most, hoping to get a more balance look at the world eastern and western, as well as Medieval and Modern. Meanwhile, the University of New Vienna developed a pan-Union foreign exchange program for high school and college students, particularly on east coast universities such as Neu Norderney, Reme, and Algonquia.
    • Colony of North Antarctica: Industry improves, villages expand. A base begins to be built at the geographic South Pole.
    • Phoebe Lunar Outpost: Only occuppied for six months of the year, the Phoebe Lunar base complex continues to expand its facility, taking advantage of the lack of atmosphere to probe into the deep parts of the observable universe. Mining operations to take samples of Lunar iron are also underway. BARD's manned mission to Mars is still in production.
  • Hawaii: More troops of Hawaiian Army Forces joined as well. The military and infrastructure improves, but for the navy the ships also being built, with factories still intact to develop some armoured vehicles. Honolulu could have some buildings indeed. Which could maximize the population of the Hawaiian people. The University of Hawaii, meanwhile, is still to be planned in the future.
  • Ruthenia: The Ruthenians continue developing industry in their country.
  • Reme: Reme begins to build up its military and economy. Reme elects a new president and starts to build up its navy. Meanwhile, trade is improved on, with industrialization, mainly former Byzantine areas slowly being introduced to populous areas. Lumber, cash crops and other goods become a major export of Reme, and start getting Reme a jump-start into the European economy. There is also the creation of new navy ships, to help modernize the Reman navy. Coal mines are built, and starts churning out coal at a consistent rate. Coal mining plants are also started to be upgraded. Reme develops a few more nukes under UN supervision. The borders set for the Arcadian state will be the borders set for the original Republic of Arcadia. However the issue with Neu Brunswick remains so, with support from Kuba and Alguonia, another referendum will be scheduled for the province to Remain a part of Reme, join Arcadia, or become and independent state. It is scheduled to take next year, due to the lagging of the schedule of Arcadian independence. Meanwhile Alexander Cherrekios gets a cash award from he Reman government for his work done on creating the dubbed "Internet". It slowly continues to gain popularity and influence in Reman culture. Reme accepts a to create a foreign student exchange program with Borealia, and offers to create the same with Kuba and Algoquonia.
    • Kuban Dip: Kuba accepts the offer.
  • Roman Empire: The Roman Empire continues to recover from the shock of the Great War, in which many good Romans died. The Empire also focuses on its internal security and stability after noticing the power of the revolt in Africa and remembering painful memories of revolts in Italy and Egypt. Economic and civic policy are seen as key to improving stability and cohesiveness in the Empire. With that said, the Empire does have several foreign policy successes to note as well, mainly the unification of the Tartary and the return of order in the steppes. Trade continues to go well and the military continues to have a major part of Roman society, and new weapons like tanks, planes and better submarines now play a significant role in the way the Empire wages war. The financial crisis affects the Empire badly, and the economy suffers and many go without work. The current administration works to help mediate the crisis even though it knows its days are numbered. The civil war in the Caliphate forces the Empire and its ally Assyria to be on guard. Research in new areas of science continues. Nuclear physics are explored in universities in the Empire, however, no major breakthroughs or accomplishments have been recorded and governmental support is low. The Roman government continues to push for the completion of the Treaty of Constantinople, and Roman troops remain ready to fulfill the provisions as described. Nuclear research continues, and teh Sahara becomes a testing range for any detonations. New designs for advanced nuclear weapons based around the principles of fusion rather than fission are drawn up, and official funding for testing is given. The Roman military also looks into other high profile weapons such as chemical weapons. Automatic rifles and advanced rocketry are also researched and produced to help keep the Roman military on edge. The first Roman space station is sent up and manned by several astronauts, however the space station is not able to host people for long durations. The first thermonuclear detonation also occurs this year in the Chagos Islands, and the Roman military begins efforts to miniaturise the warheads to fit on ICBM missiles. More attacks occur, and the spread of the insurgency moves farther west. The imperial family are sent to Bulgaria, the last major state to not be partially affected by the rebels. The Roman government assures the international community that the Roman nuclear arsenal is under military control.
  • Ban Republic of Croatia (Banska Republika Hrvatska): Sewerage systems similar to Ragusan ones are built in major towns of theBan Republic. With growing Ragusan influence, and the beginning of further colonization, the navy expands rapidly using much of the Ragusan 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. 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. Stone mining is furthered as well as the timber industry. The need for these resources rises as urbanization carries on. 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. 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 price of gold. The silver mine in Srebrenica is mined. Kotor Saraka (Adelaide) continues to expand. Draganić continues his research.
    • Isles of the Archvoivodeship (Otoci Nadvojvodstva): The infrastructure is built up.
    • Ban Republic of Carantania (Banska Republika Karantanija): Being an Alpine Slavic nation, the leaders begin a programme to create a standardized Carantanian language that will reflect on both the Slavic and Alpine (Germanic) aspects of Carantania.
    • Sukadang Županija: Croatization. Expansion into the other parts of Borneo.
    • White Croatia: Large-scale Croatization, numerous harsh measures are introduced to ensure White Croatia is Croatian.

1992

  • Kingdom of Kuba: military research continues, and the Kuban Royal Navy's flagship, the battleship SMS Kronprinz, leaves drydock after completing its refit and modernization. After deliberating, it is decided that Odin Crater (otl Tycho) will host the Commonwealth Space Agency's first moon base. With several components nearing completion, the first module's landing will be attempted in 1995. Meanwhile, the first fully trained Kamurese astronauts take part in a space flight this year, in a mission to attach a new module to the Commonwealth Space Station.
  • Korea: Korea continues to build up its military. Meanwhile, more Taoist 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. The military in the autonomous province of Haejagang (해자강) continues to be on high alert and continues to heavily patrol the Korean settlements. Meanwhile, industrialisation and modernisation continue in Korea (similar to OTL Japan's Meiji Restoration). Monarch Hyomyeong continues investing in technology and science. The Hyundai Motor Company continues to build more cars. Meanwhile, the government continues the policy of neutrality in world affairs in general. Heo Song-hyun creates the twenty-eighth season of the Korean anime, Thunderclouds. Anime and manga see a huge rise in popularity due to the success of the long running anime series, Thunderclouds; and new artists and writers begin to produce their own. Hip-hop, Reggae, House, New Wave, and rock music grow in popularity in Korea. Alternate energy is invested in, and some wind farms continue construction. Solar farms also continue construction in some areas. High-speed rail for several areas continues construction. Choi Kyo-ahn finishes making her next Touhou Project game, Story of Eastern Wonderland (東方封魔録) and releases it. It gets good sales and is well received. Samsung continues creating their first console, the Neptune Station (OTL PlayStation), and is finished by the eleventh month. The console is due to be released on the second month of next year.
  • Borealia Flag 2 Union of Borealia: Reconstruction continues, although the Union already begins to bounce back to its earlier technological and industrial strength. After the near destruction of the Gothic Party, the Curia has become much more centralized both politically and culturally. In the face of the gold industry severely dropping in the last few years, the Curia creats a centralized gold reserve in New Vienna to house the official standard of the Borealian economy, and by extension the world. A central agnecy is organized by the Curia to collect intelligence on global affairs, known as the Borealian Security Agency (BSA). The new generation of labor force from as far away as Aleut and Baja begin dedicating themselves to an unprecedented work ethic. The Statue of Liberty once again stands as an inspiring symbol of liberty, while the United Nations building is completely reconstructed. People and cities are connected more than ever now in a new digital age, as the World Wide Web is almost perfected. Even the traditional railroad industry is being redesigned with more modernized magnetic power. The World Trade Center stands as a symbol of world economy. Rap music continues to become popular, dominated by traditional Salish communities. The LDS church still predicts the end of the world in the year 2000, causing mass panic among some small communities. More probes are sent to distant planets. A space telescope is under construction. A mission to Mars is planned in a few years. The New Seven Wonders Foundation continues to hunt for the Seven Wonders of the Medieval and Modern Worlds. The industries of eastern nations such as Rome, China, and Japan are inquired the most, hoping to get a more balance look at the world eastern and western, as well as Medieval and Modern. The results of this study will be finalized in 1999. Meanwhile, the University of New Vienna continues a pan-Union foreign exchange program for high school and college students. The new nation of Arcadia is welcomed back into the New Munich Pact and the Union of Borealia and Hesperia, as the former annexation of Arcadia was unjustified. Independence for New Brunswick would also be supported, if such a referendum was also called.
    • Colony of North Antarctica: Industry improves, villages expand. A base begins to be built at the geographic South Pole.
    • Phoebe Lunar Outpost: Only occupied for six months of the year, the Phoebe Lunar base complex continues to expand its facility, taking advantage of the lack of atmosphere to probe into the deep parts of the observable universe. Mining operations to take samples of Lunar iron are also underway. BARD's manned mission to Mars is still in production.
  • Lordship of Neu Norderney: The government thanks Borealia for the offer of a scholarship and exchange program, and sets aside fifty spots in Jacqueline University annually for the program. The Chancellor of the university also drafts a list of those most worthy to become "Borealian Scholars". The proposal for New Brunswick is supported as the most democratic option. In Jaqueline, the indigenous representatives to the parliament propose that native languages be offered in all schools, not just those under the control of the Native Authorities. The motion is welcomed by the government as being "long overdue". In other news, some radio hosts propose the Great Dam in Western Neu Norderney for a Modern Wonder as a prank. The hosts are wildly surprised by the immense public support for the proposal, and an official campaign group is set up. The first episodes of Ein Freund von Mir, a sitcom about an odd couple of flat mates in Jaqueline, premiers on NNR and is a wild ratings success despite what critics describe as "stone-like" acting and appallingly low production values.
  • Lombardy: Our military is continuing to increase in size due to technology becoming better. Factories still make weapons and vehicles for our military but they are not the mostly made items. With the increase of factories in the nation, more jobs are being created. The employment rate has continued to increase in the nation. Agriculture is the best industry in the nation. The railway industry is continuing to work on improving the tracks. Doctors are now continuing to use new technology to make people better. Cars are one of the only ways to get around these days besides using the train. Trade goes well with the Roman Empire. The navy continues to build ships for trade and for future tensions. Music similar to OTL grunge music is popular in our nation. Fiat cars continue to be popular with the middle and rich class. A reality show called the Lombardy Mafia is gaining popularity with young adults. A video game system called the Sega Box is made by the company Marcoza Gaming. Their first game is about two Italian plumbers saving a princess from a dragon. Alfonso marries his girlfriend Maria.
  • Britannia: NOTICE (I'm going to have a bit of fun with these turns. I'm trying to be as plausible as I can but still have fun). After many years of its founding, the Communist Party has grown in size. They promise to bring Britannia great again, how it should be. This makes the Communist Party extremely popular. This is all due to the leadership of Connor McKenner (random name) who has been a life long member of the Britannia Communist Party. However, he's a bit autistic and crazy. In the 1992 Presidential Election the Communist Party won 700 seats out of 800 making them the new leader. Immediately after the Communist Party won the election Connor McKenner renamed the country 'United Britannic Socialist Republics'. He promised that there will be better living conditions in all of Britannia. After the election Britannia built more houses, roads, motorways and schools. they improved emergency servises, therefore they built more houses. We found the Communist Britannia Scientific League for in 50 years time, Britannia will be one of the best in science in the whole world. We begin building Nuclear Power plants and research in Nuclear Energy. We plan to develop nukes in 20 years. THE AGE OF BRITANNIA HAS COME!
    • You're not plausible, I think.
    • ... No, just no.
    • Britannia has been a dictatorship for some time. You need that one to collapse first before you can install a new one.
  • Reme: Reme begins to build up its military and economy. Reme elects a new president and starts to build up its navy. Meanwhile, trade is improved on, with industrialization, mainly former Byzantine areas slowly being introduced to populous areas. Lumber, cash crops and other goods become a major export of Reme, and start getting Reme a jump-start into the European economy. There is also the creation of new navy ships, to help modernize the Reman navy. Coal mines are built, and starts churning out coal at a consistent rate. Coal mining plants are also started to be upgraded. Reme develops a few more nukes under UN supervision. The Neu Brunswickian referendum ends closely, with a percentage of 98% of eligible voters casting their vote. The Neu Brunswickian province votes for independence, with 41% of the people who voted agreeing on the issue. Meanwhile on the Internet, an LDS-inspired conspiracy circulates the servers of a larger computer breakdown on New Years Day. Dubbed Y2K, most people laugh it off as a tin foil hat conspiracy, and makes Alexander Cheriokios remind the people to not always believe whatever is on the Internet as legitimate.
  • Roman Empire: The Roman Empire continues to recover from the shock of the Great War, in which many good Romans died. The Empire also focuses on its internal security and stability after noticing the power of the revolt in Africa and remembering painful memories of revolts in Italy and Egypt. Economic and civic policy are seen as key to improving stability and cohesiveness in the Empire. With that said, the Empire does have several foreign policy successes to note as well, mainly the unification of the Tartary and the return of order in the steppes. Trade continues to go well and the military continues to have a major part of Roman society, and new weapons like tanks, planes and better submarines now play a significant role in the way the Empire wages war. The financial crisis affects the Empire badly, and the economy suffers and many go without work. The current administration works to help mediate the crisis even though it knows its days are numbered. The civil war in the Caliphate forces the Empire and its ally Assyria to be on guard. Research in new areas of science continues. Nuclear physics are explored in universities in the Empire, however, no major breakthroughs or accomplishments have been recorded and governmental support is low. The Roman government continues to push for the completion of the Treaty of Constantinople, and Roman troops remain ready to fulfill the provisions as described. Nuclear research continues, and teh Sahara becomes a testing range for any detonations. New designs for advanced nuclear weapons based around the principles of fusion rather than fission are drawn up, and official funding for testing is given. The Roman military also looks into other high profile weapons such as chemical weapons. Automatic rifles and advanced rocketry are also researched and produced to help keep the Roman military on edge. The first Roman space station is sent up and manned by several astronauts, however the space station is not able to host people for long durations. The first thermonuclear detonation also occurs this year in the Chagos Islands, and the Roman military begins efforts to miniaturise the warheads to fit on ICBM missiles. More attacks occur, and the spread of the insurgency moves farther west. The imperial family are sent to Bulgaria, the last major state to not be partially affected by the rebels. The Roman government assures the international community that the Roman nuclear arsenal is under military control.
  • Ban Republic of Croatia (Banska Republika Hrvatska): Sewerage systems similar to Ragusan ones are built in major towns of theBan Republic. With growing Ragusan influence, and the beginning of further colonization, the navy expands rapidly using much of the Ragusan 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. 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. Stone mining is furthered as well as the timber industry. The need for these resources rises as urbanization carries on. 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. 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 wprie of gold. The silver mine in Srebrenica is mined. Kotor Saraka (Adelaide) continues to expand. Draganić continues his research.
    • Isles of the Archvoivodeship (Otoci Nadvojvodstva): The infrastructure is built up.
    • Ban Republic of Carantania (Banska Republika Karantanija): Being an Alpine Slavic nation, the leaders begin a programme to create a standardized Carantanian language that will reflect on both the Slavic and Alpine (Germanic) aspects of Carantania.
    • Sukadang Županija: Croatization. Expansion into the other parts of Borneo.
    • White Croatia: Large-scale Croatization, numerous harsh measures are introduced to ensure White Croatia is Croatian.
  • Ruthenia: The Ruthenians continue developing industry in their country.

1993

  • Kingdom of Kuba: military research and development continues. The battleship SMS Kronprinz, Kubas naval flagship, takes part in its first post-refit exercises. Space flights continue, and the Commonwealth of German Nations' space station nears completion. After hearing the outcome of New Brunswick's referendum, King Karl II announces that he will formally extend an invitation of Commomwealth of German Nations membership to New Brunswick once it becomes independent.
  • Korea: Korea continues to build up its military. Meanwhile, more Taoist 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. The military in the autonomous province of Haejagang (해자강) continues to be on high alert and continues to heavily patrol the Korean settlements. Meanwhile, industrialisation and modernisation continue in Korea (similar to OTL Japan's Meiji Restoration). Monarch Hyomyeong continues investing in technology and science. The Hyundai Motor Company continues to build more cars. Meanwhile, the government continues the policy of neutrality in world affairs in general. Heo Song-hyun creates the twenty-ninth season of the Korean anime, Thunderclouds. Anime and manga see a huge rise in popularity due to the success of the long running anime series, Thunderclouds; and new artists and writers begin to produce their own. Hip-hop, Reggae, House, New Wave, and rock music grow in popularity in Korea. Alternate energy is invested in, and some wind farms continue construction. Solar farms also continue construction in some areas. High-speed rail for several areas continues construction. Choi Kyo-ahn begins making her next Touhou Project game, Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream (東方夢時空). Samsung releases the Neptune Station (OTL PlayStation) on the market, and it quickly becomes a popular console in the nation, even more so when games are released for it. In Pyongyang, the Ryugyong Hotel begins construction.
  • Ruthenia: The Ruthenians continue developing industry in their country.
  • Spain returns to a state of semi-normalcy, but the nation is still shaken and people are rebuilding from the damage done by rioting and other violence that took place everywhere. Spain proposes an economic free trade zone with its neighbors. The long awaited trials of Guiomar Santana and Matias Rios take place. Since the death penalty is illegal in Spain, both receive life sentences for their crimes, but Rios commits suicide after his sentencing. As part of its recommitment to the Imperial Federation, the Spanish government supports a 10 year project that will refill the Chad Basin and revitalize the region, bringing prosperity to the surrounding nations. Meanwhile, Spain sends peacekeeping forces into Oyo due to its ongoing civil war. In Oyo, an elite Spanish team goes against orders to seize an opportunity to kill the military dictator of Oyo and seize the nation's capital. This results in the immediate collapse of the local regime and allos Spanish and Oyo troops to restore the elected government, ending the civil war. Spain completes a tunnel across the Strait of Gibraltar, which had been delayed previously due to the crisis. It is hailed as a landmark of modern engineering - computers, music, TV, film, etc. Spain wins a World Cup. The Mars program gets back on track and activity in the lunar base resumes. Spain builds the tallest building in the world.
  • Lombardy: Our military is continuing to increase in size due to technology becoming better. Factories still make weapons and vehicles for our military but they are not the mostly made items. With the increase of factories in the nation, more jobs are being created. The employment rate has continued to increase in the nation. Agriculture is the best industry in the nation. The railway industry is continuing to work on improving the tracks. Doctors are now continuing to use new technology to make people better. Cars are one of the only ways to get around these days besides using the train. Trade goes well with the Roman Empire. The navy continues to build ships for trade and for future tensions. Music similar to OTL grunge music is popular in our nation. Fiat cars continue to be popular with the middle and rich class. A reality show called the Lombardy Mafia is gaining popularity with young adults. A video game system called the Sega Box is made by the company Marcoza Gaming. Their first game is about two Italian plumbers saving a princess from a dragon. Alfonso's first son is born. His name is Sergio. Antonio dies at the age of 69. A statue is made of him. The whole city is there for his funeral.
  • Britannia: We make new rules how people should live under Britannia rule. Women aren't allowed jobs, they should stay at home and serve the men who bring food into the house. This means that girls aren't allowed to go to school. Connor McKenner says that girls distract boys from work. Girls should spend their days learning at home from their mothers. Boys will spend 12 hours a day at school. Weekends are banned for schooltime. All fathers have to work, otherwise they are sent to a death camp. All gays are transported to Jersey. If they do not they will be sent to a death camp. All straight men in Jersey are sent to Britain. Jersey will become an independent nation for gays after this happens. London is renamed Connorland, after Connor McKenner. On Connor McKenner's birthday all of the population of Britannia would have to go to Connorland to celebrate. Connor McKenner will be named by all people the 'leader'. The national anthem of Britannia is changed to be 'God save Connor'. Connor McKenner lives in the Leader's Palace (aka Buckingham Palace). We also change the free press so it spreads propaganda about France, Boreala, Rome, Reme, and Germany. We continue to do all of the stuff what we said last turn. Brittannia will develop the nuclear bomb in 2008.
    • I don't even know where to begin ...
    • OK, delete the gay part, boys spend 12 hours at school, all people from Britannia go to Connorland to celebrate Connor's birthday, the propaganda part. They were implausible. Sorry.
    • No, this is atrocious! The grammar, the spelling and not to mention the whole nutcase of implausibility. I seriously don't know why the mods are confronting you about this but if you want to keep playing as a major power then you need to take your posts seriously and use spell check.
    • OK, yeah. This is not happening.
    • There needs to be some serious attempt at addressing the previous dictatorship and some of these actions are so far from Communism it's hilarious.
    • I don't have spell check.
  • Lordship of Neu Norderney: The "Great Dam for Modern Wonder" campaign gains steam, much to the susprise of everyone, not least the original prankster radio hosts. The campaign organisers send a petition to the Prime Minister to officially nominate the Dam but the PM, knowing how pathetic the dam is compared to most things in the world, declines to take action. Borealian high school and university students are welcomed to Neu Norderney on the scholarship exchamge program. There are, however, some initial problems with the students. Since self-government, the educaton system in Neu Norderney has been run by the Catholic Church, with the government providing funding. In an almost entirely Catholic nation (apart from some small pockets of LDS in the far Western countryside), this caused few problems. Since at least some of the exchange students are LDS, there is some difficulty finding a school in Jaqueline in which they will not feel marginalised. Eventually, a small school in Jacqueline run entirely by lay-people is found which can accomodate the high school students. The uni students do not face the same problem, since the University of Jaqueline is a independent of both the Church and the state. Ein Freund von Mir is renewed for a second season, much to the chagrin of reviewers, whi have to sit through another twenty episodes of wooden acting and lame "humour". In order to make their programming more classy, NNR begins broadcasting some opera productions.
  • Roman Empire: The Roman Empire continues to recover from the shock of the Great War, in which many good Romans died. The Empire also focuses on its internal security and stability after noticing the power of the revolt in Africa and remembering painful memories of revolts in Italy and Egypt. Economic and civic policy are seen as key to improving stability and cohesiveness in the Empire. With that said, the Empire does have several foreign policy successes to note as well, mainly the unification of the Tartary and the return of order in the steppes. Trade continues to go well and the military continues to have a major part of Roman society, and new weapons like tanks, planes and better submarines now play a significant role in the way the Empire wages war. The financial crisis affects the Empire badly, and the economy suffers and many go without work. The current administration works to help mediate the crisis even though it knows its days are numbered. The civil war in the Caliphate forces the Empire and its ally Assyria to be on guard. Research in new areas of science continues. Nuclear physics are explored in universities in the Empire, however, no major breakthroughs or accomplishments have been recorded and governmental support is low. The Roman government continues to push for the completion of the Treaty of Constantinople, and Roman troops remain ready to fulfill the provisions as described. Nuclear research continues, and teh Sahara becomes a testing range for any detonations. New designs for advanced nuclear weapons based around the principles of fusion rather than fission are drawn up, and official funding for testing is given. The Roman military also looks into other high profile weapons such as chemical weapons. Automatic rifles and advanced rocketry are also researched and produced to help keep the Roman military on edge. The first Roman space station is sent up and manned by several astronauts, however the space station is not able to host people for long durations. The first thermonuclear detonation also occurs this year in the Chagos Islands, and the Roman military begins efforts to miniaturise the warheads to fit on ICBM missiles. More attacks occur, and the spread of the insurgency moves farther west. The imperial family are sent to Bulgaria, the last major state to not be partially affected by the rebels. The Roman government assures the international community that the Roman nuclear arsenal is under military control.
  • Ban Republic of Croatia (Banska Republika Hrvatska): Sewerage systems similar to Ragusan ones are built in major towns of theBan Republic. With growing Ragusan influence, and the beginning of further colonization, the navy expands rapidly using much of the Ragusan 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. 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. Stone mining is furthered as well as the timber industry. The need for these resources rises as urbanization carries on. 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. 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 wprice of gold. The silver mine in Srebrenica is mined. Kotor Saraka (Adelaide) continues to expand. Draganić continues his research.
    • Isles of the Archvoivodeship (Otoci Nadvojvodstva): The infrastructure is built up.
    • Ban Republic of Carantania (Banska Republika Karantanija): Being an Alpine Slavic nation, the leaders begin a programme to create a standardized Carantanian language that will reflect on both the Slavic and Alpine (Germanic) aspects of Carantania.
    • Sukadang Županija: Croatization. Expansion into the other parts of Borneo.
    • White Croatia: Large-scale Croatization, numerous harsh measures are introduced to ensure White Croatia is Croatian.
  • Brazil: The personal union between Brazil and the Kingdom of Portugal continues. The Portuguese military undergoes heavy modernization and improvement to remain on par with Brazilian forces. Space exploration continues, with the space station continuing to be upgraded, and larger crews now operating it year round. The Christ the Redeemer statue in Sao Sebastião is renovated and restored. A British author named Michael Stirling flees to Brazil following Britannia’s recent oppressive policies, and becomes a renown author outside Britannia. His work focuses on Alternate History, with his first book becoming popular across Hesperia and Borealia.

1994

  • Korea: Korea continues to build up its military. Meanwhile, more Taoist and Buddhist temples are built. Taoism rises in popularity and gains more followers. The military in the autonomous province of Haejagang (해자강) continues to be on high alert and continues to heavily patrol the Korean settlements. Meanwhile, industrialisation and modernisation continue in Korea (similar to OTL Japan's Meiji Restoration). Monarch Hyomyeong continues investing in technology and science. The Hyundai Motor Company continues to build more cars. Meanwhile, the government continues the policy of neutrality in world affairs in general. Heo Song-hyun creates the thirtieth season of the Korean anime, Thunderclouds. Anime and manga see a huge rise in popularity due to the success of the long running anime series, Thunderclouds; and new artists and writers begin to produce their own. Hip-hop, Reggae, House, New Wave, and rock music grow in popularity in Korea. Alternate energy is invested in, and some wind farms continue construction. Solar farms also continue construction in some areas. High-speed rail for several areas continues construction. Choi Kyo-ahn finishes making her next Touhou Project game, Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream (東方夢時空) and releases it. The Neptune Station (OTL PlayStation) continues getting good sales. In Pyongyang, the Ryugyong Hotel continues construction. A company known as Rockstar Games begins making their first game, when translated, is known as Grand Theft Auto. Another company, known as Blizzard Entertainment also makes their first game, known as Warcraft. A religion census is held in the nation, and results are: 85% follow Taoism, 12% follow Buddhism, 1% follow Mahayana Tao-Shintoism, and the other 2% follow other religions. Prime Minister Roh Tae-woo bans any research on the Artificial Intelligence and bans any such thing from being anywhere in the nation.
  • Lombardy: Our military is continuing to increase in size due to technology becoming better. Factories still make weapons and vehicles for our military but they are not the mostly made items. With the increase of factories in the nation, more jobs are being created. The employment rate has continued to increase in the nation. Agriculture is the best industry in the nation. The railway industry is continuing to work on improving the tracks. Doctors are now continuing to use new technology to make people better. Cars are one of the only ways to get around these days besides using the train. Trade goes well with the Roman Empire. The navy continues to build ships for trade and for future tensions. Music similar to OTL grunge music is popular in our nation. While grunge music has been popular since 1990, two sub groups come out of the genera called punk and nu metal. Most punk and nu metal bands are underground since they are new to the world. Fiat cars continue to be popular with the middle and rich class. A reality show called the Lombardy Mafia is gaining popularity with young adults. More games that are like OTL Nintendo games are being made by Marcoza Gaming for the Sega Box.
  • Reme: Reme begins to build up its military and economy. Reme elects a new president and starts to build up its navy. Meanwhile, trade is improved on, with industrialization, mainly former Byzantine areas slowly being introduced to populous areas. Lumber, cash crops and other goods become a major export of Reme, and start getting Reme a jump-start into the European economy. There is also the creation of new navy ships, to help modernize the Reman navy. Coal mines are built, and starts churning out coal at a consistent rate. Coal mining plants are also started to be upgraded. Reme develops a few more nukes under UN supervision. Neu Brunswick and Arcadia will gain their independence next year, with celebrations already erupting in New Oxford and the surrounding countryside. Meanwhile on the internet, the Y2K conspiracy theory gains some popularity, but still remains virtually non-existent. Alternate History gains popularity, with the release of the movie "The Return of the Romans" written by Nicholás Creekós. The movie is about if the Roman Empire decided to invade the nation of Reme after they supported the Antillian rebels during the Antillian Revolt, and sending the nation west into Rouennelle. The movie is a huge success, and is the largest documentary/history movie released in Reman history.
  • Borealia Flag 2 Union of Borealia: Reconstruction continues, although the Union already begins to bounce back to its earlier technological and industrial strength. After the near destruction of the Gothic Party, the Curia has become much more centralized both politically and culturally. In the face of the gold industry severely dropping in the last few years, the Curia creats a centralized gold reserve in New Vienna to house the official standard of the Borealian economy, and by extension the world. A central agnecy is organized by the Curia to collect intelligence on global affairs, known as the Borealian Security Agency (BSA). The new generation of labor force from as far away as Aleut and Baja begin dedicating themselves to an unprecedented work ethic. The Statue of Liberty once again stands as an inspiring symbol of liberty, while the United Nations building is completely reconstructed. People and cities are connected more than ever now in a new digital age, as the World Wide Web is almost perfected. Even the traditional railroad industry is being redesigned with more modernized magnetic power. The World Trade Center stands as a symbol of world economy. Rap music continues to become popular, dominated by traditional Salish communities. The LDS church still predicts the end of the world in the year 2000, causing mass panic among some small communities. More probes are sent to distant planets. A space telescope is under construction. A mission to Mars is planned in a few years. The New Seven Wonders Foundation continues to hunt for the Seven Wonders of the Medieval and Modern Worlds. The industries of eastern nations such as Rome, China, and Japan are inquired the most, hoping to get a more balance look at the world eastern and western, as well as Medieval and Modern. The results of this study will be finalized in 1999. The LDS Church thanks Neu Norderney for the accomodations of their youth, and requests to hold special inter-religious activities in order to further integrate the Catholic and Reformist faiths.
    • Colony of North Antarctica: Industry improves, villages expand. A base begins to be built at the geographic South Pole.
    • Phoebe Lunar Outpost: Only occupied for six months of the year, the Phoebe Lunar base complex continues to expand its facility, taking advantage of the lack of atmosphere to probe into the deep parts of the observable universe. Mining operations to take samples of Lunar iron are also underway. BARD's manned mission to Mars is still in production.
  • Britannia: SORRY FOR IMPLAUSIBLE POSTS. This is how Communism came to Britannia: First, the Communist Party was created in 1961. From 1961 to 1992 Communism grew in Britannia. In 1992 a Communist man assassinated the leader of Britannia. With Communism such a force in Britannia they have a quick revolution (about seven days) then Communism took the country. Now they are improving the standard of life in Britannia and promising them more land. We shut down our doors to the world. We don't allow anyone to go or come into the country. If found they'll be shot. We close all airports saying it's a method of escaping. We cut all ties with any country in the world Which isn't Communism. We build our military. We build our infrastucture, building more motorways. We build more roads. We are set to develop the nuclear bomb in 2008. We build more nuclear power plants. All women should not work and all girls shouldn't go to school. All boys have to go to school. Anybody whi disagrees with Communism gets shot. We demand that Brazil must bring the British historian back to Britannia. We encourage more to be alternative historians. We make a movie about 'Boreala Sufferers'.
    • The most interesting thing about this 'story' of yours is that you didn't start playing as Britannia until 1992. No previous turns have mentioned a significant rise in Communism in between 1961 and 1992, in fact, Communism was rather irrelevant in Britannia. Hence it would be incorrect for you to try to alter history to make it suit the way you want it to be. ~Rimp
    • Be plausible or get invaded.
  • Ruthenia: The Ruthenians continue developing industry in their country.
  • Roman Empire: The Roman Empire continues to recover from the shock of the Great War, in which many good Romans died. The Empire also focuses on its internal security and stability after noticing the power of the revolt in Africa and remembering painful memories of revolts in Italy and Egypt. Economic and civic policy are seen as key to improving stability and cohesiveness in the Empire. With that said, the Empire does have several foreign policy successes to note as well, mainly the unification of the Tartary and the return of order in the steppes. Trade continues to go well and the military continues to have a major part of Roman society, and new weapons like tanks, planes and better submarines now play a significant role in the way the Empire wages war. The financial crisis affects the Empire badly, and the economy suffers and many go without work. The current administration works to help mediate the crisis even though it knows its days are numbered. The civil war in the Caliphate forces the Empire and its ally Assyria to be on guard. Research in new areas of science continues. Nuclear physics are explored in universities in the Empire, however, no major breakthroughs or accomplishments have been recorded and governmental support is low. The Roman government continues to push for the completion of the Treaty of Constantinople, and Roman troops remain ready to fulfill the provisions as described. Nuclear research continues, and teh Sahara becomes a testing range for any detonations. New designs for advanced nuclear weapons based around the principles of fusion rather than fission are drawn up, and official funding for testing is given. The Roman military also looks into other high profile weapons such as chemical weapons. Automatic rifles and advanced rocketry are also researched and produced to help keep the Roman military on edge. The first Roman space station is sent up and manned by several astronauts, however the space station is not able to host people for long durations. The first thermonuclear detonation also occurs this year in the Chagos Islands, and the Roman military begins efforts to miniaturise the warheads to fit on ICBM missiles. More attacks occur, and the spread of the insurgency moves farther west. The imperial family are sent to Bulgaria, the last major state to not be partially affected by the rebels. The Roman government assures the international community that the Roman nuclear arsenal is under military control.
  • Ban Republic of Croatia (Banska Republika Hrvatska): Sewerage systems similar to Ragusan ones are built in major towns of theBan Republic. With growing Ragusan influence, and the beginning of further colonization, the navy expands rapidly using much of the Ragusan 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. 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. Stone mining is furthered as well as the timber industry. The need for these resources rises as urbanization carries on. 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. 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 wprice of gold. The silver mine in Srebrenica is mined. Kotor Saraka (Adelaide) continues to expand. Draganić continues his research.
    • Isles of the Archvoivodeship (Otoci Nadvojvodstva): The infrastructure is built up.
    • Ban Republic of Carantania (Banska Republika Karantanija): Being an Alpine Slavic nation, the leaders begin a programme to create a standardized Carantanian language that will reflect on both the Slavic and Alpine (Germanic) aspects of Carantania.
    • Sukadang Županija: Croatization. Expansion into the other parts of Borneo.
    • White Croatia: Large-scale Croatization, numerous harsh measures are introduced to ensure White Croatia is Croatian.

1995

  • Kingdom of Kuba: military research and development continues. After years of planning, the first component of the Commomwealth of German Nations' moon base lands in Odin Crater. It is scheduled for the remaining modules to be put in place over the next three years. As New Brunswick has gained its independence, King Karl II extends an offer of membership in the Commonwealth of German Nations, pointing out that the economic cooperation between members will allow its economy to jump-start quicker. (Mod response please)
  • New Brunswick would like further cooperation over a period of time.
  • Korea: Korea continues to build up its military. Meanwhile, more Taoist and Buddhist temples are built. Taoism rises in popularity and gains more followers. The military in the autonomous province of Haejagang (해자강) continues to be on high alert and continues to heavily patrol the Korean settlements. Meanwhile, industrialisation and modernisation continue in Korea (similar to OTL Japan's Meiji Restoration). Monarch Hyomyeong continues investing in technology and science. The Hyundai Motor Company continues to build more cars. Meanwhile, the government continues the policy of neutrality in world affairs in general. Heo Song-hyun creates the thirty-first season of the Korean anime, Thunderclouds. Anime and manga see a huge rise in popularity due to the success of the long running anime series, Thunderclouds; and new artists and writers begin to produce their own. Hip-hop, Reggae, House, New Wave, and rock music grow in popularity in Korea. Alternate energy is invested in, and some wind farms continue construction. Solar farms also continue construction in some areas. High-speed rail for several areas continues construction. Choi Kyo-ahn begins making her next Touhou Project game, Lotus Land Story (東方幻想郷). The Neptune Station (OTL PlayStation) continues getting good sales. In Pyongyang, the Ryugyong Hotel continues construction. A company known as Rockstar Games continues making their first game, Grand Theft Auto. Another company, known as Blizzard Entertainment continues to make their first game, Warcraft. Samsung begins making a game, soon revealed to be named Gran Turismo. Punk rock becomes popular in Korea, and soon the first Korean Punk Rock group, known as X, emerges and begins making music.
  • Ruthenia: The Ruthenians continue developing industry in their country.
  • Lombardy: Our military is continuing to increase in size due to technology becoming better. Factories still make weapons and vehicles for our military but they are not the mostly made items. With the increase of factories in the nation, more jobs are being created. The employment rate has continued to increase in the nation. Agriculture is the best industry in the nation. The railway industry is continuing to work on improving the tracks. Doctors are now continuing to use new technology to make people better. Cars are one of the only ways to get around these days besides using the train. Trade goes well with the Roman Empire. The navy continues to build ships for trade and for future tensions. Music similar to OTL grunge music is still popular in our nation. while nu metal and punk try and become more popular in the nation. Most punk and nu metal bands are underground since they are new to the world. Fiat cars continue to be popular with the middle and rich class. A reality show called the Lombardy Mafia is gaining popularity with young adults. More games that are like OTL Nintendo games are continuing to be made by Marcoza Gaming for the Sega Box.
  • Reme: Reme begins to build up its military and economy. Reme elects a new president and starts to build up its navy. Meanwhile, trade is improved on, with industrialization, mainly former Byzantine areas slowly being introduced to populous areas. Lumber, cash crops and other goods become a major export of Reme, and start getting Reme a jump-start into the European economy. There is also the creation of new navy ships to help modernize the Reman navy. Coal mines are built and start churning out coal at a consistent rate. Coal mining plants are also started to be upgraded. Reme develops a few more nukes under UN supervision. Neu Brunswick and Arcadia receive their independence, with the Reman public looking down onto themselves for their reaction to the situation. Meanwhile on the internet, the Y2K conspiracy theory gains some popularity, but still remains virtually non-existent. "The Return of the Romans" continues to be a large hit on the Reman big screen. Meanwhile, the Reman government, looking to take a leadership role in the world, announces that the Dictatorship in Britannia must be ended, and starts to rally up support in ending it. (If you would like to help, just put a response below).
    • I think it's best if we pretend it doesn't exist.
    • C'mon, we need something to bring freedom to in an ATL Gulf War.
  • Andea continues to develop new technologies. Internet grows more popular. Population stands at 298 million.
  • Lordship of Neu Norderney: The economy improves and the government hopes to expand the scholarship program. The Bishop of Jacqueline sends a letter to LDS church leaders in Borealia, stating that he would relish the opportunity to engage in interfaith dialogue with them. He proposes a biannual meeting in Jacqueline of the continent's pre-eminent Catholic and LDS clerics, theologians and thinkers.
  • Roman Empire: The Roman Empire continues to recover from the shock of the Great War, in which many good Romans died. The Empire also focuses on its internal security and stability after noticing the power of the revolt in Africa and remembering painful memories of revolts in Italy and Egypt. Economic and civic policy are seen as key to improving stability and cohesiveness in the Empire. With that said, the Empire does have several foreign policy successes to note as well, mainly the unification of the Tartary and the return of order in the steppes. Trade continues to go well and the military continues to have a major part of Roman society, and new weapons like tanks, planes and better submarines now play a significant role in the way the Empire wages war. The financial crisis affects the Empire badly, and the economy suffers and many go without work. The current administration works to help mediate the crisis even though it knows its days are numbered. The civil war in the Caliphate forces the Empire and its ally Assyria to be on guard. Research in new areas of science continues. Nuclear physics are explored in universities in the Empire, however, no major breakthroughs or accomplishments have been recorded and governmental support is low. The Roman government continues to push for the completion of the Treaty of Constantinople, and Roman troops remain ready to fulfill the provisions as described. Nuclear research continues, and teh Sahara becomes a testing range for any detonations. New designs for advanced nuclear weapons based around the principles of fusion rather than fission are drawn up, and official funding for testing is given. The Roman military also looks into other high profile weapons such as chemical weapons. Automatic rifles and advanced rocketry are also researched and produced to help keep the Roman military on edge. The first Roman space station is sent up and manned by several astronauts, however the space station is not able to host people for long durations. The first thermonuclear detonation also occurs this year in the Chagos Islands, and the Roman military begins efforts to miniaturise the warheads to fit on ICBM missiles. More attacks occur, and the spread of the insurgency moves farther west. The imperial family are sent to Bulgaria, the last major state to not be partially affected by the rebels. The Roman government assures the international community that the Roman nuclear arsenal is under military control.
  • Ban Republic of Croatia (Banska Republika Hrvatska): Sewerage systems similar to Ragusan ones are built in major towns of theBan Republic. With growing Ragusan influence, and the beginning of further colonization, the navy expands rapidly using much of the Ragusan 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. 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. Stone mining is furthered as well as the timber industry. The need for these resources rises as urbanization carries on. 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. 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 wprice of gold. The silver mine in Srebrenica is mined. Kotor Saraka (Adelaide) continues to expand. Draganić continues his research.
    • Isles of the Archvoivodeship (Otoci Nadvojvodstva): The infrastructure is built up.
    • Ban Republic of Carantania (Banska Republika Karantanija): Being an Alpine Slavic nation, the leaders begin a programme to create a standardized Carantanian language that will reflect on both the Slavic and Alpine (Germanic) aspects of Carantania.
    • Sukadang Županija: Croatization. Expansion into the other parts of Borneo.
    • White Croatia: Large-scale Croatization, numerous harsh measures are introduced to ensure White Croatia is Croatian.
  • Algonquia continues doing its thing, until the nation is rocked by a devastating bombing at the Hall of Sachems, which destroys the building and kills close to two hundred people. National outrage erupts, although the culprits are uncertain. Many, especially the increasingly popular Algonquian National Party, suspect Arcadian Nationalists. Galvanized by the bombing, enough independents enter into a coalition with the National Party to allow them to form a government.

1996

  • Borealia Flag 2 Union of Borealia: Reconstruction continues, although the Union already begins to bounce back to its earlier technological and industrial strength. After the near destruction of the Gothic Party, the Curia has become much more centralized both politically and culturally. In the face of the gold industry severely dropping in the last few years, the Curia creats a centralized gold reserve in New Vienna to house the official standard of the Borealian economy, and by extension the world. A central agnecy is organized by the Curia to collect intelligence on global affairs, known as the Borealian Security Agency (BSA). The new generation of labor force from as far away as Aleut and Baja begin dedicating themselves to an unprecedented work ethic. The Statue of Liberty once again stands as an inspiring symbol of liberty, while the United Nations building is completely reconstructed. People and cities are connected more than ever now in a new digital age, as the World Wide Web is almost perfected. Even the traditional railroad industry is being redesigned with more modernized magnetic power. The World Trade Center stands as a symbol of world economy. Rap music continues to become popular, dominated by traditional Salish communities. The LDS church still predicts the end of the world in the year 2000, causing mass panic among some small communities. More probes are sent to distant planets. The space telescope collects data from the farthest galaxies in the universe, confirming the theories of Father Georg Meister. The New Seven Wonders Foundation continues to hunt for the Seven Wonders of the Medieval and Modern Worlds. The industries of eastern nations such as Rome, China and Japan are inquired the most, hoping to get a more balance look at the world eastern and western, as well as Medieval and Modern. The results of this study will be finalized in 1999. The LDS Church agrees to begin inter-religious conferences with the Catholic Church of Neu Norderney, and invites representatives of any other religion to attend as well. Only part of the Reformists will be represented at first, however, as much of the extreme branches still hold that the world will end in the year 2000.
    • Colony of North Antarctica: Industry improves, villages expand. A base begins to be built at the geographic South Pole.
    • Phoebe Lunar Outpost: Only occupied for six months of the year, the Phoebe Lunar base complex continues to expand its facility, taking advantage of the lack of atmosphere to probe into the deep parts of the observable universe. Mining operations to take samples of Lunar iron are also underway. BARD's manned mission to Mars is still in production.
  • Korea: Korea continues to build up its military. Meanwhile, more Taoist and Buddhist temples are built. Taoism rises in popularity and gains more followers. The military in the autonomous province of Haejagang (해자강) continues to be on high alert and continues to heavily patrol the Korean settlements. Meanwhile, industrialisation and modernisation continue in Korea (similar to OTL Japan's Meiji Restoration). Monarch Hyomyeong continues investing in technology and science. The Hyundai Motor Company continues to build more cars. Meanwhile, the government continues the policy of neutrality in world affairs in general. Heo Song-hyun creates the thirty-second season of the Korean anime, Thunderclouds. Anime and manga see a huge rise in popularity due to the success of the long running anime series, Thunderclouds; and new artists and writers begin to produce their own. Hip-hop, Reggae, House, New Wave, Punk rock, and rock music grow in popularity in Korea. Alternate energy is invested in, and some wind farms continue construction. Solar farms also continue construction in some areas. High-speed rail for several areas continues construction. Choi Kyo-ahn finishes making her next Touhou Project game, Lotus Land Story (東方幻想郷) and has it released. The Neptune Station (OTL PlayStation) continues getting good sales. In Pyongyang, the Ryugyong Hotel continues construction. A company known as Rockstar Games continues making their first game, Grand Theft Auto. Another company, known as Blizzard Entertainment continues to make their first game, Warcraft. Samsung continues to make Gran Turismo. The Korean Punk Rock group, known as X, continues making music and soon releases their first album, called Daegu. One particular song, called Daegu, hits the top 40 on the Korean music charts.
  • Lombardy: Our military is continuing to increase in size due to technology becoming better. Factories still make weapons and vehicles for our military but they are not the mostly made items. With the increase of factories in the nation, more jobs are being created. The employment rate has continued to increase in the nation. Agriculture is the best industry in the nation. The railway industry is continuing to work on improving the tracks. Doctors are now continuing to use new technology to make people better. Cars are one of the only ways to get around these days besides using the train. Trade goes well with the Roman Empire. The navy continues to build ships for trade and for future tensions. Music similar to OTL grunge music is still popular in our nation. While nu metal and punk try to become more popular in the nation. Most punk and nu metal bands are underground since they are new to the world. Fiat cars continue to be popular with the middle and rich class. A reality show called the Lombardy Mafia is gaining popularity with young adults. More games that are like OTL Nintendo games are continuing to be made by Marcoza Gaming for the Sega Box.
  • Lordship of Neu Norderney: The scientific community, especially the workers at the Father Georg Meister Observatory are thrilled by the further discoveries vindicating the late priest-physicist's theories. This year as well, Fr Meister's spiritual writings, overshadowed by his scientific for so long,mare finally published. Their deep mysticism, combined with his scientific striving for truth, lead many in Neu Norderney, including many clergy, to begin calling for his canonisation. Although an Oldenburger, Fr Meister's use of the observatory which now bears his name in making his discoveries has led many Neu Norderners to adopt him as their own. In other news, the Bishop of Jaqueline hosts the first series of Jaqueline Lectures. The arrival of so many high-ranking LDS leaders causes a stir in the overwhelmingly Catholic country, with many seeing the Bishop's moves as a "positive ecumenical step" for the Church. In other news, Ein Freund von Mir is finally cancelled by NNR after viewers realised just how bad the acting was. Many writers propose scripts for new shows to replace it.
  • Reme: Reme begins to build up its military and economy. Reme elects a new president and starts to build up its navy. Meanwhile, trade is improved on, with industrialization, mainly former Byzantine areas slowly being introduced to populous areas. Lumber, cash crops and other goods become a major export of Reme, and start getting Reme a jump-start into the European economy. There is also the creation of new navy ships to help modernize the Reman navy. Coal mines are built and start churning out coal at a consistent rate. Coal mining plants are also started to be upgraded. Reme develops a few more nukes under UN supervision. Neu Brunswick and Arcadia receive their independence, with the Reman public looking down onto themselves for their reaction to the situation. Meanwhile on the internet, the Y2K conspiracy theory gains some popularity, but still remains virtually non-existent. "The Return of the Romans" continues to be a large hit on the Reman big screen. The nations of Reme and Algonquia demand that the dictatorship of Britannia must step down, or else will face dire consequences from the both of them. Meanwhile, Reme condemns the nationalists for their attack in Algonquia.
  • Algonquia joins Reme in condemning the Britannian dictatorship, with the Transitional Communists and Socialist parties especially proclaiming that it "tarnishes the reputation of the global struggle for people's rights", and emphasizing that its policies are not truly Communist. The government unveils more shocking evidence against the government when it, in a press conference, proclaims that the recent nationalist attack was carried out by the descendants of Arcadian exiles from Britannia, former members of the Britannian army. The government stops short of actively blaming Britannia for the attack, but public sentiment swings against Britannia.
  • Ruthenia: The Ruthenians continue developing industry in their country.
  • Roman Empire: The Roman Empire continues to recover from the shock of the Great War, in which many good Romans died. The Empire also focuses on its internal security and stability after noticing the power of the revolt in Africa and remembering painful memories of revolts in Italy and Egypt. Economic and civic policy are seen as key to improving stability and cohesiveness in the Empire. With that said, the Empire does have several foreign policy successes to note as well, mainly the unification of the Tartary and the return of order in the steppes. Trade continues to go well and the military continues to have a major part of Roman society, and new weapons like tanks, planes and better submarines now play a significant role in the way the Empire wages war. The financial crisis affects the Empire badly, and the economy suffers and many go without work. The current administration works to help mediate the crisis even though it knows its days are numbered. The civil war in the Caliphate forces the Empire and its ally Assyria to be on guard. Research in new areas of science continues. Nuclear physics are explored in universities in the Empire, however, no major breakthroughs or accomplishments have been recorded and governmental support is low. The Roman government continues to push for the completion of the Treaty of Constantinople, and Roman troops remain ready to fulfill the provisions as described. Nuclear research continues, and teh Sahara becomes a testing range for any detonations. New designs for advanced nuclear weapons based around the principles of fusion rather than fission are drawn up, and official funding for testing is given. The Roman military also looks into other high profile weapons such as chemical weapons. Automatic rifles and advanced rocketry are also researched and produced to help keep the Roman military on edge. The first Roman space station is sent up and manned by several astronauts, however the space station is not able to host people for long durations. The first thermonuclear detonation also occurs this year in the Chagos Islands, and the Roman military begins efforts to miniaturise the warheads to fit on ICBM missiles. More attacks occur, and the spread of the insurgency moves farther west. The imperial family are sent to Bulgaria, the last major state to not be partially affected by the rebels. The Roman government assures the international community that the Roman nuclear arsenal is under military control.
  • Ban Republic of Croatia (Banska Republika Hrvatska): Sewerage systems similar to Ragusan ones are built in major towns of theBan Republic. With growing Ragusan influence, and the beginning of further colonization, the navy expands rapidly using much of the Ragusan 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. 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. Stone mining is furthered as well as the timber industry. The need for these resources rises as urbanization carries on. 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. 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 wprice of gold. The silver mine in Srebrenica is mined. Kotor Saraka (Adelaide) continues to expand. Draganić continues his research.
    • Isles of the Archvoivodeship (Otoci Nadvojvodstva): The infrastructure is built up.
    • Ban Republic of Carantania (Banska Republika Karantanija): Being an Alpine Slavic nation, the leaders begin a programme to create a standardized Carantanian language that will reflect on both the Slavic and Alpine (Germanic) aspects of Carantania.
    • Sukadang Županija: Croatization. Expansion into the other parts of Borneo.
    • White Croatia: Large-scale Croatization, numerous harsh measures are introduced to ensure White Croatia is Croatian.

1997

  • Kingdom of Kuba: military research and development continues. Space exploration continues, with several unmanned probes reaching the outer solar system, though Uranus and Neptune will still take several more years to reach. Assembly of the Commonwealth of German Nations' Odin Crater Lunar Station continues. Non-Commonwealth cooperation with New Brunswick also continues. Meanwhile, the Kunan Royal Navy undertakes a series of war games in the Imperial Sea, looking to keep the military in top shape.
  • Korea: Korea continues to build up its military. Meanwhile, more Taoist and Buddhist temples are built. Taoism rises in popularity and gains more followers. The military in the autonomous province of Haejagang (해자강) continues to be on high alert and continues to heavily patrol the Korean settlements. Meanwhile, industrialisation and modernisation continue in Korea (similar to OTL Japan's Meiji Restoration). Monarch Hyomyeong continues investing in technology and science. The Hyundai Motor Company continues to build more cars. Meanwhile, the government continues the policy of neutrality in world affairs in general. Heo Song-hyun creates the thirty-third season of the Korean anime, Thunderclouds. Anime and manga see a huge rise in popularity due to the success of the long running anime series, Thunderclouds; and new artists and writers begin to produce their own. Hip-hop, Reggae, House, New Wave, Punk rock, and rock music grow in popularity in Korea. Alternate energy is invested in, and some wind farms continue construction. Solar farms also continue construction in some areas. High-speed rail for several areas continues construction. Choi Kyo-ahn begins making her next Touhou Project game, Mystic Square (東方怪綺談). The Neptune Station (OTL PlayStation) continues getting good sales. In Pyongyang, the Ryugyong Hotel continues construction. Rockstar Games finishes making their first game, Grand Theft Auto and has it released. It gets excellent sales and quickly becomes a popular game. Samsung finishes making Gran Turismo, and releases it. Like GTA it, too, becomes popular and gets excellent sales. Another company, known as Blizzard Entertainment finishes making their first game, Warcraft, and has it released. With huge sales in Korea, it soon becomes the best game of the year, and is the best selling game of the year, alongside GTA and Gran Turismo.
  • Ruthenia: The Ruthenians continue developing industry in their country.
  • Borealia Flag 2 Union of Borealia: Reconstruction continues, although the Union already begins to bounce back to its earlier technological and industrial strength. After the near destruction of the Gothic Party, the Curia has become much more centralized both politically and culturally. In the face of the gold industry severely dropping in the last few years, the Curia creats a centralized gold reserve in New Vienna to house the official standard of the Borealian economy, and by extension the world. A central agnecy is organized by the Curia to collect intelligence on global affairs, known as the Borealian Security Agency (BSA). The new generation of labor force from as far away as Aleut and Baja begin dedicating themselves to an unprecedented work ethic. The Statue of Liberty once again stands as an inspiring symbol of liberty, while the United Nations building is completely reconstructed. People and cities are connected more than ever now in a new digital age, as the World Wide Web is almost perfected. Even the traditional railroad industry is being redesigned with more modernized magnetic power. The World Trade Center stands as a symbol of world economy. Rap music continues to become popular, dominated by traditional Salish communities. The LDS church still predicts the end of the world in the year 2000, causing mass panic among some small communities. The majority of the LDS church denounces these claims, especially in the face of dialogue with the Catholics of Neu Norderney, while more sensationalist branches try to spread this propaganda on the internet of Reme. More probes are sent to distant planets. The New Seven Wonders Foundation finalizes their list of the Seven Wonders of the Medieval and Modern Worlds. A manned mission to Mars is scheduled for the year 2004, when Earth and Mars are at the closes point in centuries.
    • Colony of North Antarctica: Industry improves, villages expand. A new base is completed at the geographic South Pole. Archaeology in the ice continues.
    • Phoebe Lunar Outpost: Only occupied for six months of the year, the Phoebe Lunar base complex continues to expand its facility, taking advantage of the lack of atmosphere to probe into the deep parts of the observable universe. Mining operations to take samples of Lunar iron are also underway. BARD's manned mission to Mars is still in production.
  • Lombardy: Our military is continuing to increase in size due to technology becoming better. Factories still make weapons and vehicles for our military but they are not the mostly made items. With the increase of factories in the nation, more jobs are being created. The employment rate has continued to increase in the nation. Agriculture is the best industry in the nation. The railway industry is continuing to work on improving the tracks. Doctors are now continuing to use new technology to make people better. Cars are one of the only ways to get around these days besides using the train. Trade goes well with the Roman Empire. The navy continues to build ships for trade and for future tensions. Music similar to OTL grunge music is still popular in our nation. While nu metal and punk try to become more popular in the nation. Most punk and nu metal bands are underground since they are new to the world. Fiat cars continue to be popular with the middle and rich class. A reality show called the Lombardy Mafia is gaining popularity with young adults. More games that are like OTL Nintendo games are continuing to be made by Marcoza Gaming for the Sega Box.
  • Reme: Reme begins to build up its military and economy. Reme elects a new president and starts to build up its navy. Meanwhile, trade is improved on, with industrialization, mainly former Byzantine areas slowly being introduced to populous areas. Lumber, cash crops and other goods become a major export of Reme, and start getting Reme a jump-start into the European economy. There is also the creation of new navy ships to help modernize the Reman navy. Coal mines are built and start churning out coal at a consistent rate. Coal mining plants are also started to be upgraded. Reme develops a few more nukes under UN supervision. Neu Brunswick and Arcadia receive their independence, with the Reman public looking down onto themselves for their reaction to the situation. Meanwhile on the internet, the Y2K conspiracy theory gains some popularity, but still remains virtually non-existent. "The Return of the Romans" continues to be a large hit on the Reman big screen. Seeing the new evidence from the Algoqunia bombings, the nation of Reme has had enough. Reme declares war on Britannia, and fully mobilizes for war to remove the dictatorship to put the people back into the power of their nation.
    • You realize that by doing so that you have effectively solidified "Connorland" and "gay exile to Jersey" as PM3 canon? If no one acknowledges it, it doesn't happen.
    • No, I'm talking about the original dictatorship, not the stupid Commie crap.
    • I thought Qarth got rid of that.
  • Lordship of Neu Norderney: Support for Father Georg Meister's canonisation grows by the day, with the government asking the Pope to at least investigate. The economy improves, and the government increases the welfare safety net.
    • The pope will investigate this matter.
  • Roman Empire: The Roman Empire continues to recover from the shock of the Great War, in which many good Romans died. The Empire also focuses on its internal security and stability after noticing the power of the revolt in Africa and remembering painful memories of revolts in Italy and Egypt. Economic and civic policy are seen as key to improving stability and cohesiveness in the Empire. With that said, the Empire does have several foreign policy successes to note as well, mainly the unification of the Tartary and the return of order in the steppes. Trade continues to go well and the military continues to have a major part of Roman society, and new weapons like tanks, planes and better submarines now play a significant role in the way the Empire wages war. The financial crisis affects the Empire badly, and the economy suffers and many go without work. The current administration works to help mediate the crisis even though it knows its days are numbered. The civil war in the Caliphate forces the Empire and its ally Assyria to be on guard. Research in new areas of science continues. Nuclear physics are explored in universities in the Empire, however, no major breakthroughs or accomplishments have been recorded and governmental support is low. The Roman government continues to push for the completion of the Treaty of Constantinople, and Roman troops remain ready to fulfill the provisions as described. Nuclear research continues, and teh Sahara becomes a testing range for any detonations. New designs for advanced nuclear weapons based around the principles of fusion rather than fission are drawn up, and official funding for testing is given. The Roman military also looks into other high profile weapons such as chemical weapons. Automatic rifles and advanced rocketry are also researched and produced to help keep the Roman military on edge. The first Roman space station is sent up and manned by several astronauts, however the space station is not able to host people for long durations. The first thermonuclear detonation also occurs this year in the Chagos Islands, and the Roman military begins efforts to miniaturise the warheads to fit on ICBM missiles. More attacks occur, and the spread of the insurgency moves farther west. The imperial family are sent to Bulgaria, the last major state to not be partially affected by the rebels. The Roman government assures the international community that the Roman nuclear arsenal is under military control. Support is given to the Remans in their mission.
  • Ban Republic of Croatia (Banska Republika Hrvatska): Sewerage systems similar to Ragusan ones are built in major towns of theBan Republic. With growing Ragusan influence, and the beginning of further colonization, the navy expands rapidly using much of the Ragusan 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. 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. Stone mining is furthered as well as the timber industry. The need for these resources rises as urbanization carries on. 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. 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 wprice of gold. The silver mine in Srebrenica is mined. Kotor Saraka (Adelaide) continues to expand. Draganić continues his research.
    • Isles of the Archvoivodeship (Otoci Nadvojvodstva): The infrastructure is built up.
    • Ban Republic of Carantania (Banska Republika Karantanija): Being an Alpine Slavic nation, the leaders begin a programme to create a standardized Carantanian language that will reflect on both the Slavic and Alpine (Germanic) aspects of Carantania.
    • Sukadang Županija: Croatization. Expansion into the other parts of Borneo.
    • White Croatia: Large-scale Croatization, numerous harsh measures are introduced to ensure White Croatia is Croatian.

1998

  • Kingdom of Kuba: Military research and development continues. In light of the coalition against the Britannic regime, Kuba declares war on the authoritarian state and sends several army divisions and a sizable naval force to aid.
  • Ruthenia: The Ruthenians continue developing industry in their country.
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  • Korea: Korea continues to build up its military. Meanwhile, more Taoist and Buddhist temples are built. Taoism rises in popularity and gains more followers. The military in the autonomous province of Haejagang (해자강) continues to be on high alert and continues to heavily patrol the Korean settlements. Meanwhile, industrialisation and modernisation continue in Korea (similar to OTL Japan's Meiji Restoration). Monarch Hyomyeong continues investing in technology and science. The Hyundai Motor Company continues to build more cars. Meanwhile, the government continues the policy of neutrality in world affairs in general. Heo Song-hyun creates the thirty-fourth season of the Korean anime, Thunderclouds. Anime and manga see a huge rise in popularity due to the success of the long running anime series, Thunderclouds; and new artists and writers begin to produce their own. Hip-hop, Reggae, House, New Wave, Punk rock, and rock music grow in popularity in Korea. Alternate energy is invested in, and some wind farms continue construction. Solar farms also continue construction in some areas. High-speed rail for several areas continues construction. Choi Kyo-ahn finishes making her next Touhou Project game, Mystic Square (東方怪綺談), and has it released. It gets excellent sales. The Neptune Station (OTL PlayStation) continues getting good sales. In Pyongyang, the Ryugyong Hotel continues construction. Rockstar Games begins making the successor to GTA 1, Grand Theft Auto 2. Samsung begins making the next new console, known as the Neptune Station II (two) though does not announce it just yet; and also begins making Gran Turismo 2. Blizzard Entertainment releases a sequel to Warcraft, called Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness. Like the first one, it is a huge hit.
  • Lombardy: Our military is continuing to increase in size due to technology becoming better. Factories still make weapons and vehicles for our military but they are not the mostly made items. With the increase of factories in the nation, more jobs are being created. The employment rate has continued to increase in the nation. Agriculture is the best industry in the nation. The railway industry is continuing to work on improving the tracks. Doctors are now continuing to use new technology to make people better. Cars are one of the only ways to get around these days besides using the train. Trade goes well with the Roman Empire. The navy continues to build ships for trade and for future tensions. Music similar to OTL grunge music is still popular in our nation. While nu metal and punk try to become more popular in the nation. Most punk and nu metal bands are underground since they are new to the world. Fiat cars continue to be popular with the middle and rich class. A reality show called the Lombardy Mafia is gaining popularity with young adults. More games that are like OTL Nintendo games are continuing to be made by Marcoza Gaming for the Sega Box.
  • Borealia Flag 2 Union of Borealia: Reconstruction continues, although the Union already begins to bounce back to its earlier technological and industrial strength. After the near destruction of the Gothic Party, the Curia has become much more centralized both politically and culturally. In the face of the gold industry severely dropping in the last few years, the Curia creats a centralized gold reserve in New Vienna to house the official standard of the Borealian economy, and by extension the world. A central agnecy is organized by the Curia to collect intelligence on global affairs, known as the Borealian Security Agency (BSA). The new generation of labor force from as far away as Aleut and Baja begin dedicating themselves to an unprecedented work ethic. The Statue of Liberty once again stands as an inspiring symbol of liberty, while the United Nations building is completely reconstructed. People and cities are connected more than ever now in a new digital age, as the World Wide Web is almost perfected. Even the traditional railroad industry is being redesigned with more modernized magnetic power. The World Trade Center stands as a symbol of world economy. Rap music continues to become popular, dominated by traditional Salish communities. The LDS church still predicts the end of the world in the year 2000, causing mass panic among some small communities. The majority of the LDS church denounces these claims, especially in the face of dialogue with the Catholics of Neu Norderney, while more sensationalist branches try to spread this propaganda on the internet of Reme. Even outside of the LDS church, however, many people begin preparing or at least commenting on the impending turn of civilization. More probes are sent to distant planets. Inspired by recent puclications by science fiction writers in Brazil, the author Rupert Cohen compiles an anthology of essays related to alternate history, titled "The Collected What If? The World's Most Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been". Over 40 essays are included, including a world where Germany wins World War II, where the Western Church never existed, where a less violent War of the Grand Coalition occurs, and much more. A manned mission to Mars is scheduled for the year 2004, when Earth and Mars are at the closes point in centuries.
    • Colony of North Antarctica: Industry improves, villages expand. A new base is completed at the geographic South Pole. Archaeology in the ice continues.
    • Phoebe Lunar Outpost: Only occupied for six months of the year, the Phoebe Lunar base complex continues to expand its facility, taking advantage of the lack of atmosphere to probe into the deep parts of the observable universe. Mining operations to take samples of Lunar iron are also underway. BARD's manned mission to Mars is still in production.
  • Nederlanden: (In the case that the coalition war against Britannia is still going on) The Netherlands formally declares war against Britannia. The navy is mobilized. Amsterdam and Brussels become centers of art and literature, if small compared to other nations, and the Dutch government announces a new space program.
  • Reme: Reme begins to build up its military and economy. Reme elects a new president and starts to build up its navy. Meanwhile, trade is improved on, with industrialization, mainly former Byzantine areas slowly being introduced to populous areas. Lumber, cash crops and other goods become a major export of Reme, and start getting Reme a jump-start into the European economy. There is also the creation of new navy ships to help modernize the Reman navy. Coal mines are built and start churning out coal at a consistent rate. Coal mining plants are also started to be upgraded. Reme develops a few more nukes under UN supervision. Neu Brunswick and Arcadia receive their independence, with the Reman public looking down onto themselves for their reaction to the situation. Meanwhile on the internet, the Y2K conspiracy theory gains some popularity, but still remains virtually non-existent. "The Return of the Romans" continues to be a large hit on the Reman big screen. Advances are made in Ireland, with troops landing on the western coast of the island. Naval ships also capture the islands of Man and Jersey.
  • Algonquia, angered by the "Brittanic-backed" Arcadian nationalist bombing and by Brittannia's authoritarian government, ALgonquia participates in the coalition to topple the Brittannian government. Algonquian subs successfully damage the Brittannic North Sea Fleet, deriving it back into Scapa Flow and enabling Algonquian forces to land in the Hebrides. The Gaelic-speaking inhabitants feel no particular love for the English-dominated Brittannic government and decline to support it fervently.
  • Roman Empire: The Roman Empire continues to recover from the shock of the Great War, in which many good Romans died. The Empire also focuses on its internal security and stability after noticing the power of the revolt in Africa and remembering painful memories of revolts in Italy and Egypt. Economic and civic policy are seen as key to improving stability and cohesiveness in the Empire. With that said, the Empire does have several foreign policy successes to note as well, mainly the unification of the Tartary and the return of order in the steppes. Trade continues to go well and the military continues to have a major part of Roman society, and new weapons like tanks, planes and better submarines now play a significant role in the way the Empire wages war. The financial crisis affects the Empire badly, and the economy suffers and many go without work. The current administration works to help mediate the crisis even though it knows its days are numbered. The civil war in the Caliphate forces the Empire and its ally Assyria to be on guard. Research in new areas of science continues. Nuclear physics are explored in universities in the Empire, however, no major breakthroughs or accomplishments have been recorded and governmental support is low. The Roman government continues to push for the completion of the Treaty of Constantinople, and Roman troops remain ready to fulfill the provisions as described. Nuclear research continues, and teh Sahara becomes a testing range for any detonations. New designs for advanced nuclear weapons based around the principles of fusion rather than fission are drawn up, and official funding for testing is given. The Roman military also looks into other high profile weapons such as chemical weapons. Automatic rifles and advanced rocketry are also researched and produced to help keep the Roman military on edge. The first Roman space station is sent up and manned by several astronauts, however the space station is not able to host people for long durations. The first thermonuclear detonation also occurs this year in the Chagos Islands, and the Roman military begins efforts to miniaturise the warheads to fit on ICBM missiles. More attacks occur, and the spread of the insurgency moves farther west. The imperial family are sent to Bulgaria, the last major state to not be partially affected by the rebels. The Roman government assures the international community that the Roman nuclear arsenal is under military control. Support is given to the Remans in their mission.
  • Ban Republic of Croatia (Banska Republika Hrvatska): Sewerage systems similar to Ragusan ones are built in major towns of theBan Republic. With growing Ragusan influence, and the beginning of further colonization, the navy expands rapidly using much of the Ragusan 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. 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. Stone mining is furthered as well as the timber industry. The need for these resources rises as urbanization carries on. 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. 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 wprice of gold. The silver mine in Srebrenica is mined. Kotor Saraka (Adelaide) continues to expand. Draganić continues his research.
    • Isles of the Archvoivodeship (Otoci Nadvojvodstva): The infrastructure is built up.
    • Ban Republic of Carantania (Banska Republika Karantanija): Being an Alpine Slavic nation, the leaders begin a programme to create a standardized Carantanian language that will reflect on both the Slavic and Alpine (Germanic) aspects of Carantania.
    • Sukadang Županija: Croatization. Expansion into the other parts of Borneo.
    • White Croatia: Large-scale Croatization, numerous harsh measures are introduced to ensure White Croatia is Croatian.

1999

Father Georg Meister is canonized as a saint after over a year of consideration in the Vatican.

  • Korea: Korea continues to build up its military. Meanwhile, more Taoist and Buddhist temples are built. Taoism rises in popularity and gains more followers. The military in the autonomous province of Haejagang (해자강) continues to be on high alert and continues to heavily patrol the Korean settlements. Meanwhile, industrialisation and modernisation continue in Korea (similar to OTL Japan's Meiji Restoration). Monarch Hyomyeong continues investing in technology and science. The Hyundai Motor Company continues to build more cars. Meanwhile, the government continues the policy of neutrality in world affairs in general. Heo Song-hyun creates the thirty-fifth season of the Korean anime, Thunderclouds. Anime and manga see a huge rise in popularity due to the success of the long running anime series, Thunderclouds; and new artists and writers begin to produce their own. Hip-hop, Reggae, House, New Wave, Punk rock, and rock music grow in popularity in Korea. Alternate energy is invested in, and some wind farms continue construction. Solar farms also continue construction in some areas. High-speed rail for several areas continues construction. Choi Kyo-ahn makes a side game to the Touhou Project game, Maiden's Capriccio (東方少女綺想曲). The Neptune Station (OTL PlayStation) continues getting good sales. In Pyongyang, the Ryugyong Hotel continues construction. Rockstar Games finishes creating Grand Theft Auto 2, and has it released by the eleventh month. Samsung continues making the next new console, the Neptune Station II; and continues making Gran Turismo 2, and has it finished by the ninth month. Both GTA 2 and Gran Turismo 2 become the most popular selling games of the year. Blizzard Entertainment releases the Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal expansion pack for Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, and is a huge hit.
  • Ruthenia: The Ruthenians continue developing industry in their country.
  • Lordship of Neu Norderney: The news of Father Georg Meister's canonisation is met with jubilation around the country, with the scientists in his observatory especially pleased. The Bishop, in his homily on the new saint's feast day, says the canonisation shows that religion and science do not have to be in conflict. Preparations are underway for the celebrations for the millennium next year.
  • Lombardy: Our military is continuing to increase in size due to technology becoming better. Factories still make weapons and vehicles for our military but they are not the mostly made items. With the increase of factories in the nation, more jobs are being created. The employment rate has continued to increase in the nation. Agriculture is the best industry in the nation. The railway industry is continuing to work on improving the tracks. Doctors are now continuing to use new technology to make people better. Cars are one of the only ways to get around these days besides using the train. Trade goes well with the Roman Empire. The navy continues to build ships for trade and for future tensions. Music similar to OTL grunge music is still popular in our nation. While nu metal and punk try to become more popular in the nation. Most punk and nu metal bands are underground since they are new to the world. Fiat cars continue to be popular with the middle and rich class. A reality show called the Lombardy Mafia is gaining popularity with young adults. More games that are like OTL Nintendo games are continuing to be made by Marcoza Gaming for the Sega Box.
  • Reme: Reme begins to build up its military and economy. Reme elects a new president and starts to build up its navy. Meanwhile, trade is improved on, with industrialization, mainly former Byzantine areas slowly being introduced to populous areas. Lumber, cash crops and other goods become a major export of Reme, and start getting Reme a jump-start into the European economy. There is also the creation of new navy ships to help modernize the Reman navy. Coal mines are built and start churning out coal at a consistent rate. Coal mining plants are also started to be upgraded. Reme develops a few more nukes under UN supervision. Neu Brunswick and Arcadia receive their independence, with the Reman public looking down onto themselves for their reaction to the situation. "The Return of the Romans" continues to be a large hit on the Reman big screen. By the end of the year, the coatalition forces have landed and are controlling the entire island of Ireland and Wales. Meanwhile, massive fear strikes the public when finding out that a computer glitch for computers turning to the next century could destroy the entire power and economic system. People believe that it is the end, as riots and panic break out in major cities. A new wave of evangelistism arrives with this fear, co-inciding with the LDS theory that predicts that the world will end in 2000. For the last week of the year, the Reman military temporarily stops it advancements, due to the ongoing fear. Only time will tell how the new year will go on ...
  • Roman Empire: The Roman Empire continues to recover from the shock of the Great War, in which many good Romans died. The Empire also focuses on its internal security and stability after noticing the power of the revolt in Africa and remembering painful memories of revolts in Italy and Egypt. Economic and civic policy are seen as key to improving stability and cohesiveness in the Empire. With that said, the Empire does have several foreign policy successes to note as well, mainly the unification of the Tartary and the return of order in the steppes. Trade continues to go well and the military continues to have a major part of Roman society, and new weapons like tanks, planes and better submarines now play a significant role in the way the Empire wages war. The financial crisis affects the Empire badly, and the economy suffers and many go without work. The current administration works to help mediate the crisis even though it knows its days are numbered. The civil war in the Caliphate forces the Empire and its ally Assyria to be on guard. Research in new areas of science continues. Nuclear physics are explored in universities in the Empire, however, no major breakthroughs or accomplishments have been recorded and governmental support is low. The Roman government continues to push for the completion of the Treaty of Constantinople, and Roman troops remain ready to fulfill the provisions as described. Nuclear research continues, and teh Sahara becomes a testing range for any detonations. New designs for advanced nuclear weapons based around the principles of fusion rather than fission are drawn up, and official funding for testing is given. The Roman military also looks into other high profile weapons such as chemical weapons. Automatic rifles and advanced rocketry are also researched and produced to help keep the Roman military on edge. The first Roman space station is sent up and manned by several astronauts, however the space station is not able to host people for long durations. The first thermonuclear detonation also occurs this year in the Chagos Islands, and the Roman military begins efforts to miniaturise the warheads to fit on ICBM missiles. More attacks occur, and the spread of the insurgency moves farther west. The imperial family are sent to Bulgaria, the last major state to not be partially affected by the rebels. The Roman government assures the international community that the Roman nuclear arsenal is under military control. Support is given to the Remans in their mission.
  • Ban Republic of Croatia (Banska Republika Hrvatska): Sewerage systems similar to Ragusan ones are built in major towns of theBan Republic. With growing Ragusan influence, and the beginning of further colonization, the navy expands rapidly using much of the Ragusan 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. 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. Stone mining is furthered as well as the timber industry. The need for these resources rises as urbanization carries on. 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. 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 wprice of gold. The silver mine in Srebrenica is mined. Kotor Saraka (Adelaide) continues to expand. Draganić continues his research.
    • Isles of the Archvoivodeship (Otoci Nadvojvodstva): The infrastructure is built up.
    • Ban Republic of Carantania (Banska Republika Karantanija): Being an Alpine Slavic nation, the leaders begin a programme to create a standardized Carantanian language that will reflect on both the Slavic and Alpine (Germanic) aspects of Carantania.
    • Sukadang Županija: Croatization. Expansion into the other parts of Borneo.
    • White Croatia: Large-scale Croatization, numerous harsh measures are introduced to ensure White Croatia is Croatian.

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