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1480

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Humanism continues to spread throughout Europe. Many artists in the Italian states travel to Rome, offering the Pope their services. The Islamic Renaissance continues to spread through North Africa from Morocco. Supporters of the Islamic Renaissance seize control over Algeria, officially declaring independence from the Caliphate. The Crimean Khanate also declares independence from the Caliphate, and the Khan states that the Crimean people will bend the knee to no one without bloodshed.

Brunswick organizes as a Kingdom, uniting from its fragmented state. They remain entirely loyal to the HRE.

Seriously? Why are you destroying the Caliphate while strengthening the Christians? That's just biased.

Yeah - I mean would the Christians not also revolt from Church and monarchy control as well if they're having a renaissance/growth of humanism too? I hope you also hit them hard too! Otherwise that is biased!

  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military and also expands more upward the 千島列島 (Chishima Islands) and Ainu still continues to be fought against. Shogun Ashikaga Fumikazu has new harbours built in 北海道 and 函館市 (Hakodate) becomes a popular shipping port.
  • Korea continues to expand in the Philippines. (It is now "main nation" expansion, not colonization.) The Explorers also is amped up. They send ships down to Australia, where they begin mapping out the area.
  • The first battles of the Castillian-Portuguese war are fought. The Portuguese army tasked with advancing north occupies most of Galicia. Part of Asturias is also occupied, up to the village of Allande. Most battles on Galicia are small, only dedicated to defeat Castillian supporters there. The main Castilian army is elsewhere, and divided in two fronts. Meanwhile, one part of the army does not advance, but is tasked with defending the border. The first actual confrontation with the actual Castillian army on the north happens near the village of Cangas del Narcea, and ends with a Portuguese victory. Not much later, another battle happens in Grado, but ends in an inconclusive way, with both sides proclaiming victory. However, the entry of the HRE into the war makes things difficult. By September, Portugal ends up withdrawing from Castillian territory.
    • Naples sends aid to its allies in battle; the fleet landed his army on the coast of Huelva and occupies the area with little resistance, gathering their forces around the city.
  • The Manchurians continue work repairing damage to their infrastructure caused by the war with Korea. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward. The Manchurians continue the work on upgrading their navy, which had been all but destroyed during the war.
  • Granada sends troops farther into Al-Andalus while requesting help from the Caliphate. Troops besiege the city of Almeria. We send alliances to Algeria and the Crimean Khanate. We support the Islamic Renaissance and welcome Moroccan traders and artists.
    • You rebelled from the Caliphate, and you want troops?
    • Have you not noticed I was never part of the Caliphate, so how did I rebel?
    • I could've sworn that I had written something on it, but I can't find it. I guess not. ATL, there's a 50% Qoyunlu will help you ATL, unless ordered by the Caliph (role played by Von now). If you stop becoming secretly hostile toward the Caliphate, I'll choose the better of the 50%.
    • I will stop being hostile to the Caliphate secretly, at least for the next few centuries.
    • Your posts are horribly two-faced. God.
  • Siamese troops enter the battered Malaccan capital and an occupation begins at once. (Scratch this out if you want. I just got tired of waiting for an algorithm) but fighting continues throughout the peninsula. The navy continues breaking down and it is also battering the Malaccan one. The colonization of Northern Borneo continues with a small group of troops being dispatched to aid the settlement. The economy and invention continues.
  • The Emperor of Chichen Itza unexpectedly dies. His eldest son, Kinich Kakmo, takes the throne. His younger brother, the Emperor's second son, Iztali, grieves the loss of his father from his throne in Ometlacatl. The Emperor's third son, Ikan, and youngest child, his daughter, Inka, also grieve his loss. Kinich Kakmo is not a very strong ruler, and within the first six months of his rule, he decides to make a drastic change. He changes the structure of the government to an oligarchy that encompasses his youngest brother and sister as co-rulers. He proclaims that one of each of their children will govern the country in the same manner when they are no longer able to. The navy is upgraded by the order of Ikan and Inka, who wish to continue their father's goals, and all three agree that expansion should continue into Ceatl.
  • Florence agrees to aid Genoa if a conflict develops, but for the moment is content to tend to its own matters. It begins construction of several new harbors, wishing to increase its naval power, as well as prevent trade from being interrupted by limited space available.
    • The King of Naples would like to be part of a force that protects the interests of the Italian states and their vassals.
      • Do you mean the HRE? Because there's not really a united Italian force. Most of the Italians are in the HRE (including Genoa in this case), with the rest more or less friendly with it.
      • Sure, I also like being a part of the trade routes of the Empire.
  • Naples: In Montenegro the army landed, and the local governing council receives the Governor appointed by the King, the region became part of the Crown, as voted by the Council: The King Tancred II assumed the title of Duke of Montenegro. In the Duchy of Savoy, Prince Pedro becomes familiar with the nobility, and seeks to strengthen the bonds of friendship, advised against the influences of neighboring Kingdoms, and strengthen internal unity after the unfortunate civil war times, invites families; nobles from all regions to lend their support and trust in his future government. Is announced the Marriage between Amadeo of Naples (King's brother) and Yolanda of Lorraine. King Tancred II left the city of Belgrade in Serbia, and instead leaves his son Prince Felipe to keep it next to the old King Brankovic and builds their confidence and their favors. According to these plans Prince Felipe isolates the King from any emissaries Epirus and the Byzantine Empire can send, and following the same methods as in Montenegro sent many gifts and promises of land to increase their influence at the court of Brankovic. The secret plan is to convince the King not to join the Byzantines and maintain the unity of Serbia (under the influence of Naples). The fleet sent to the Black Sea arrives and anchors in Querson. It is found that there is no organization in these territories, which many claim as his own after the collapse of the horde, also explores the troubled southern coast of Lithuania and Moldova. The ambassador sent to the Palatinate to arrange the marriage of Amelia of Naples (18 years of age) is brought into contact with the young Count Otto von Wittelsbach. The plan is that the young Princess will marry within two years. René I of Naples Count of Provence died on June 10 (as OTL), has not left a male heir, so his daughter Yolanda of Lorraine claims the inheritance from her father, so as to not fall into French hands, which has influence in that place.
  • Bavaria expands industry and the military. The King of Bavaria travels to Milan to oversee the continued expansion of the IMG as well as to take a short vacation. His son, Prince Wilhelm is left in charge of the nation. The economy grows steadily, surpassing prewar levels. Bavaria announces that it will be neutral in any conflict that Bavaria does not have a vested interest in. SECRET talks commence in Novgorod on the possibility of establishing a Bavarian coastline out of former Poland-Lithuania or the permission to use the Baltic Sea's trade cities. Nassau and Thuringia continue to be bribed and vassalized. There are positive hopes that Nassau may join by 1485, and Thuringia shortly thereafter. A Large Gala is held to commemorate King Andreas II's leadership for twenty years, changing Bavaria from a set of loose states to a major influence in the world of politics and commerce.
  • Baden-Wurttemberg expands the military and infrastructure. The Duke of B-W congratulates the King on twenty years of reign and the prosperity brought to the state of Baden-Wurttemberg. The University of Stuttgart expands. The Holy Seminary of Nuremburg begins to hold classes in the fall.
  • Cyprus continues to build up its army and navy. The Cypriot King also adopts the Venetian method of seeing whether or not ships have plague, which could greatly impact trade.
  • The Scots continue their war against the Irish states. Meanwhile, Prince John has a son, who he names James after his father.
  • At the urging of his daughter-in-law, Frederick III declares Holy Roman support to Castille, both to repel Granada and to preserve the Holy League. Troops are sent to fight the invaders. Bohemia joins the federal government's camp, and it is expected that others will soon follow.
    • Florence pledges support, willing to lend its entire navy to aid the Empire if necessary.
    • The Venetian navy stages a massive assault on the Rock, seizing Gibraltar for the Venetians, A similar attack commences on Ceuta.
    • Bavaria and Baden-Wurttemberg will aid by whatever means available (we've been building our military for some time)
    • ​Milan declares support to Castille; the troops are sent to fight the infidels and invaders.
    • Genoa also send ships with supplies to Castille.
    • Portugal offers a peace offer, as Castille isn't available, in which case Portugal will take no territory from Castille, and may pay for the damages caused in Castille during the war.
  • ​King Casimir of Poland and Lithuania continues restoring order within Lithuania. He signs the Treaty of Minsk giving away all claim to lands in OTL Russia and in the Eastern half of Ukraine. Moscovy is given a short but highly profitable strip of Lithuanian Crimea Coast and the Muscovites now surround the Cossacks. Poland continues some military build up.
  • Lithuania rebuilds after the disastrous events of the last few years. The job of rebuilding half of Lithuania is abandoned to the Russians as thousands of non-Russian people migrate to the new borders of Lithuania.
  • The Caliphal Province of Egypt's population continues to shrink, while unwittingly the traders continue to spread the sickness in both Europe and the Middle East, by land and sea. However, the plague has started to subside within parts of Egypt and the Caliph's economy continues to boost. Egypt also states that they should not help the Granadans, as they allied with the Portuguese and denied any pretense of joining the Caliph.
  • Alodia continues to expand northward, expanding 2000 sq km this time.
  • Asti: Astian mercenaries and troops march along the Imperial Army to protect the Holy League. Carlo Gonzaga also starts to make friends in North Savoy. Carlo is getting sicker every day and very few think that he will survive much longer; the local priests make a day of prayer for his soul.
  • Milan: Francesco Sforza strives for the King of Bavaria to be well informed about the IMG and well received in Milan, with all luxuries or necessities deserved of his position. Many Milanese workers migrate to work in Genoa, and many Genoan intellectuals migrate to Milan as a cultural centre. The economy and the arts are going up thanks to Sforza's care.
  • Genoa: The Milanese workers colony in Genoa grows up with the plague disappearing. The fleet transport Milanese troops to Castille along Imperial troops. We offer 10% of our war fleet to be put under Imperial control, to ensure the Imperial Navy effectiveness.
  • Saxony: The Division sent to battle for Poland returns to a triumphant parade, and the Elector presents their commander with the Order of St. Mathilda. He also invites humanist artists to come to his court.
  • Tibet: The government remains divided over the navy (though boats are being built independently), and also over helping China with the Khanates. Xeu Gyatsen, Second Dalai Lama, turns six and attends the new national school, while his father continues to face strong opposition in the government, though Gendun Wacheng is neutral on the issue. Diplomats are sent to investigate the situation in the Mongol area again, and also to ask China for details of the proposed invasion. Diplomats also research religious troubles in Kamarupa (involving Buddhists), and roads between Tibet and Kashmir are improved.
    • Kashmir: Trade links between Kashmir and Tibet are improved. There are negotiations with the Punjab royalty, to improve trade connections with Rajputana.
    • Nepal: New monasteries are built, and Himalayan passes are charted from this side of the mountains. The infrastructure of Kathmandu is improved.
  • Venice notices that messages returning from Belgrade's Venetian merchants have stopped. Worried, the Venetians negotiate passage for a small expeditionary force through Bosnia. They discover the Neopolitan blockade of the city and the Doge orders Naples to stand down from Venice's main regional ally or face economic crippling. The Arsenal continues producing ships while the second arsenal nears completion. The Doge orders the Venetian troops in Gibraltar and Ceuta to treat the locals kindly and fortify the lands. Venice also installs new governors into those regions. Venice offers Portugal and Granada no more war should the Venetians be allowed to keep these territories and will also gift both nations two Barques which are the fastest ships known to the Old World.
  • The Emperor Dimetri dies peacefully in his sleep having lived a good life and preserved the ancient nation of Byzantium. His son-in-law Emperor Ektor promises to uphold his name and never ever step back in the face of an enemy. The Despot of Epirus unites with the Byzantine Empire. Emperor Ektor demands the Neopolitans retreat from his sphere of influence and sends a portion of the Greek army to liberate the Despotate of Serbia which is meant to be controlled by his cousin, the son of the late Despot of the Serbs. The will of the late Lekë Dukagjini who perished in the plague unites the League of Lezhe to unite with Byzantium, the largest and most powerful nation in the Southern Balkans and the only one capable of resisting the Ottoman Empire and its Caliphate. The plague disappears from all Byzantium territories by the end of the year. The Emperor, an ambitious man, decides to ask the Venetian Doge to join the Council of Ten in order to protect Greek interests.
  • Croatia updates its military. The Duke is worried at the growing Neopolitan meddling in Balkan affairs and wishes to remain out of it.
  • The Caliphate Province of the Ottomans continues its military buildup to help defend the Caliphate should war occur. Construction of war and peace oriented industries continues to keep the army modernized and people happy with luxury goods. Construction of the Western Caliphate Fleet continues.
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    • This was totally uncalled for. At least you could diminish its size before I did it.
  • The Caliphate Province of Wallachia continues its military and industrial buildup and celebrates its newly found equality in the Caliphate. Construction of war and peace oriented industries continues to keep the army modernized and people happy with luxury goods. Wallachia maintains a defense force of 25,000 men for local use. Troops are sent to aid in the restoration of Caliphate rule.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman continues to build up its military, and finishes building the Grand Caliphate Fleet of the Eastern Seas. Oman expands northward along the coast by 2000 sq km, too. Oman continues to be plagued with the disease spreading throughout the world.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah continues expanding to take over more land; this year the province expands 6000 sq km to the west to get more of Arabia under complete Caliphate rule.
  • The Caliph is pleased the plague is subsiding, and is even more pleased that it has spread to the enemies of the Caliphate. He continues to increase the Caliphate's gold and silver reserves as he sets about implementing the gold and silver dinar currency system; the currency is expected to be Caliphate-wide in four years. More Caliphate diplomats are sent into Nejd too. The Caliph also plans for the new provincial borders to be implemented next year (basically just waiting for the map to be fixed before I do the new borders. PLEASE FIX IT ASAP!)
  • The Zulu Kingdom expands its army. The Zulu send a delegate to Ethiopia to discuss a trade agreement between the two Africa nations. Meanwhile, the Zulu Kingdom expands northward and westward, adding 1500 sq mi of land to the country. In Madagascar, the Zulu Colony begins to expand northward along the coasts of the island to protect the island from any other colonists. The Zulu begin developing wood houses from the wood of the trees in Madagascar, as well as using the wood to build boats. The Zulu Council, however, limits the use of wood to protect the natural wonder of Madagascar.
  • Hungarian King dies and his children are assassinated. The new house called Simon House replaces the throne and King Gáspár I becomes The King of Hungary. Hungary declares neutrality in all current conflicts. Hungary invests 10% of this year's income to the art culture. Many official artists now official workers who receive money for inspiring paintings.
    • This name does not even exist in Hungarian, and what would be the reason for the King's sons being killed? Although, to be fair, in OTL, the only sons of the King were all illegitimate. This could be your excuse.
    • Well, before the game started, LurkerLordB said I could do something like this :P:P This house is brand new, but 30 years (if I'm not mistaken) have passed and all that blood and other stuff is now different than it was at these years in reality, right? I'm just trying to be creative ^.^
    • You still didn't answer my first question. The name of your King does not exist in Hungarian, and I also don't think that it existed in any place by this time, and, what were the motives for the King's sons being killed?
    • Fine, I'll just scratch that part out, if that's really that important to you. -_- I've also changed the house name and a name of a King. These are Hungarian. Even if they didn't exist, it's now 30 years since this timeline started, meaning that there could be millions of other new people around.
  • Humanist Ideas find their way into Novgorod, accelerating the already present renaissance in Novgorod. More Printers are established, and a physician officially publishes a book proving Galenian anatomy (dominant in most of Europe) false because of his human dissections (dead bodies from Hospitals and Donors) and the influences of eastern and Islamic medicine in Novgorod (that are contrary to Galenian). The book was named Telo Chelovecheskoe or "The Body of Man". The book details how blood does not pass through the Septum, but rather flows from ventricle to atrum when pumping amongst other things. Afanasi Galkin (the physician) also publishes a book later in the year named Oshibki Galena (Galen's Errors) and had it translated into Latin under the name Erroribus Galeni and hopes to spread the truth about anatomy to the rest of Europe. Meanwhile, the Navy and land forces are built up, and more efforts in finding a way to improve arquebuses are done as well as adding some to the arsenal. Novgorod Works on improving trade, and the Hanseatic outposts in Crimea are doing quite well to compete. The Hansa also updates its navy with better weapons. The Novgorodian Unversity is nearing completion while the All-Lands Slavic-Latino-Greek Academy opens its doors.
    • Hungary offers medical research agreement and student exchange project to Novgorod.
    • Yes. I agree. Next year my first university will open (it is still under construction), and the student agreement will be underway. I almost forgot about the school I started establishing a while back. Thanks for reminding me.
  • China responds to Tibet's question, stating that they plan to invade the middle portion of the Khanate while Tibet simultaneously invades from Tibet's northern border. This will cut the Khanate in half. From there, China can expand northward into the Khanata and/or fight in the south to help Tibetan forces. The invasion will not happen for at least two years. This message is secret. Meanwhile, the military is expanded for this proposed operation.
  • Muscovy accedes to the Treaty of Warsaw. It states that the following land shall be acceded to Muscovy and Novgorod: PL counter Following this, Poland shall join the Russian Federation. The army continues to be modernized, with new artillery pieces being added. Meanwhile, following Novgorod's new medical theory, a new medical school is built in Moscow. The new coastline on the Black Sea is immediately made into a large town. Carpenters and builders from all over the nation, as well as shipbuilders brought over from Novgorod are sent here, where they learn how to build ships, then begin. The First ship, the Moscow, is released immediately, followed by the Tsar Ivan. It expected that several more shall be sent out next year. While both of these are military ships, several merchants from Moscow immediately begin actions there, the better to trade in the Med.
    • Hungary offers student exchange project agreement to Muscovy, just like it did with Novgorod and shares with Muscovians that he (The King) has rus blood from his far relatives.
    • OK, cool story bro. Sure, Muscovy agrees.
  • Papal States: Disease prevention efforts continue as ships are inspected for disease. Pope Sixtus IV does not wish to strike down the ships with those infected, and instead those ships are directed into Alfons to be contained near the Caliphate border. Prayers go out to the sick for God to shine the light of health upon them. Meanwhile, Rome welcomes several well-known artists, and many are hired to sculpt statues in the honour of Popes, noblemen, etc. As well, the Pope does not wish to involve themselves in the war on Castile, though he does wish the war not bear many Catholic casualties.
  • Qoyunlu continues to build its navy. The economic growth continues to grow, slightly hampered due to the fear of plague. The population boom also slows as children die from the plague.
  • The Caliphate Province of Dulkadir builds its army.
  • The Caliphate Province of Ramazan builds its navy.
  • The Circassian government continues to be unstable as the population has nearly doubled in the last few years, leaving the native Circassia bundled up in the capital. However, the newcomers show some sense of loyalty, mostly to money, though. Circassia is further disabled by the plague.
  • The Inca Empire: Increase the size of the army, naval explorations, and the ships themselves. The population grows and expands in northern territories.

1481

Humanism continues to spread throughout Europe, causing unrest in several nations as they question the authority of the ruling elite. Calls for greater peasant's rights in the HRE begin to pick up speed, and it spreads to the British Isles too. This happens in the Caliphate more though, too, as people call for better representation in the Caliphate government. This movement is strongest in the larger provinces.

That's not how humanism worked, humanism was a culture of the elite, sponsored by the elite. All of the people involved in Humanism were either wealthy or voted for these people. The peasants were mostly unaware of it. They gained a little sympathy from the ruling class, but that was primarily aimed at improving their lives, not giving them any "rights".
Yet it causes Algeria to revolt and declare independence? How does it cause that in Algeria but not in Europe? I'm confused.
I assume that it would be humanist nobles or something. I imagine whichever moderator posted about that was the same one who had some idea that humanism was popular among the peasants of Europe.

The plague which started in the Caliphate spreads throughout the Balkans and Spain to the rest of Europe. The plague also spreads in India, Central Asia and Russia too. Meanwhile the plague subsides in the Caliphate, which is a good sign for the regions just starting to be effected by the plague as they know it won't last for too long and isn't too deadly.

The newly-independent Crimean Khanate re-establishes the Cossack Hetmanate as a vassal state. They begin work converting their new vassal to Islam. The Crimeans begin fortifying their southern border to be ready if the Caliphate decided to retake them by force.

Why are the Caliphate Provinces revolting when their nation is devoted to Islam, a majority of the Caliphates population, and in an era where religion is huge? Also, the Christians are fighting each other, yet their people are happy as pie?! It should be the reverse! And why are the mod events being so biased?

Actually, Crimea separating wasn't biased since they were an NPC that was not a vassal in the first place (and therefore shouldn't have been a province to begin with). What is being biased? Plague has to start somewhere (most plagues were from the east and spread to Europe historically) and People are starting to question authority everywhere (this does not affect Novgorod in the slightest ... we have essentially a direct democracy ... nothing can be done without the Veche's approval (an assembly in the largest cities that is comprised of anyone willing to gather).-lx

You force NPC nations like Crimea and Algeria into your Caliphate without making the effort to vassalize them first. This is against the rules, and I will enforce them. Non-vassal countries are not your playthings. And I wouldn't worry about any bias. It's pretty obvious that a Protestant Reformation is going to happen soon.

Actually ... The fact that the Muslim Empire is falling apart, while there's just bloody calls for disturbances in the HRE is just plain old biased. Plus pro-democratic unrest in the XVth century makes as much sense as an octopus winning a Victoria 2 game as Bhutan.

The fact of the matter is that the Caliphate, by forcing NPC nations to join, is breaking the rules. The players in the HRE are following the rules. Don't cry foul when you are the one committing it. Okay, first of all, the plague was meant to be the Caliphate's punishment, and now you're extending the penalties to weaken the Caliphate further, which is plain unfair. And also, if you look at the Unification Treaty of the HRE, about half of the signatories are NPCs. So they are also breaking the rules. We aren't saying we didn't do something wrong, we are saying that you are exaggerating the penalties.

Those states were already members of the Holy Roman Empire. The people who created the Caliphate forced the entire Islamic world to join. I say that the two examples are completely different on that account. The Caliphate should have stuck to player nations and the vassals of those nations, at least to start.

Crimea was occupied by Qoyunluu forces and the Hafsids were under their influence as well. I don't see how this is different from forcing a bunch of states that were just mentioned in a French post to sign a treaty. And, BTW, it still means you're giving us more punishments than what we should, since we already went through a plague.

It wasn't the Hafsids that declared independence from the Caliphate, though I doubt they think kind thoughts about you. It was the Zayyanids in Algeria who declared independence due to being next to the more enlightened Moroccans. And between the Caliphate and the Dual Khanate I highly doubt the Crimeans want to be pushed around by anyone anymore.

The Crimeans aren't really a people yet, OTL they got their independence in 1441. They were a break away of the Golden Horde ...

It could be that the dual invasions of the Caliphate and the Khanate caused a nationality to be formed to increase resistance to foreign invaders.

An invasion by another Khanate would be more like civil war for them, which is how they became independent. So I don't think being conquered by another Khanate would've been that much of a deal. And the Caliphate never really invaded Crimea, the troops just help set up a semi-stable gov't after the fall of theirs in the crusade. Summed up, I don't think Crimeans would really have a national identity right now, they're just Mongols and Turks.

Could you please move your discussion to the talk page? It's already big enough for this.--Collie Kaltenbrunner (talk) 22:14, October 5, 2012 (UTC)

  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military and also expands more upward the 千島列島 (Chishima Islands) and Ainu still continues to be fought against.
  • With the withdrawal of the troops from Castille, Portugal tries to work to defend its own territory. Meanwhile, the plague started in Egypt reaches Portugal. Meanwhile, King Afonso VI dies from this plague. As his son Afonso is unavailable to be crowned, being in England, and it (England) not returning any diplomatic messages sent in the last two years, João, Duke Of Coimbra, assumes as regent. However, as he is mostly on the battlefield, and often not available, his other brother, Duarte, takes over the administrative issues. Negotiations with Castille and the HRE start.
    • Afonso travels to Portugal to assume the throne. The King's messenger tells him and his court that England needs Portuguese support from the outside against the Imperialistic ambitions of Venice in the HRE, though England cannot join the war.
  • Granada sends alliances to Morocco, Crimea and Algeria. Work begins on the fleet and Portuguese and Italian explorers are hired as admirals.
    • The Kingdom of Naples is selling 20 ships for the Emirate of Granada, and if the purchase occurs, we provide instructional services to his officers from one of our top Admirals.
    • Granada accepts the offer.(Confirm I'm not selling my country)
    • No, you're not selling your country, but you're having a great debt to me ... because with what I offer, you have a greater naval development.
    • How about I give you a military and trade outpost on the eastern coast of my country.
    • The Kingdom of Naples accepts.
  • Must ... resist ..... Urge ..... To .... rage ..... and ...... go ..... Insane .....
  • The Caliphate Province of the Ottomans continues its military buildup to help defend the Caliphate should war occur. Construction of war and peace oriented industries continues to keep the army modernized and people happy with luxury goods. Construction of the Western Caliphate Fleet is finally completed. The people in Wallachia are given rights with the creation of the Provincial Congress, which makes laws for the Province, making many citizens happier.
  • The Caliphate Province of Wallachia continues its military and industrial buildup and celebrates its newfound equality in the Caliphate. Construction of war and peace oriented industries continues to keep the army modernized and people happy with luxury goods. Wallachia maintains a defense force of 25,000 men for local use. The people in Wallachia are given rights with the creation of the Provincial Congress, which makes laws for the Province, making many citizens happier.
  • Naples: Army and Navy improved. The crisis of the plague has passed in the Kingdom, and the decrease of foreign trade led to increased internal trade by 300%. Reopen trade routes. In Savoy Prince Pedro continues to win the favor of the local nobility, sees the influence of the Swiss disappear, and in the north some families seem influenced by Milan and Genoa. Prince Pedro travels to such land and makes him swear allegiance to the new government that he will rule. Filiberto I health deteriorates more and more. 20,000 soldiers are landed in Montenegro by order of King Tancred II. In Belgrade, Prince Felipe continues alongside the Serbian King Brankovic, and warns that spies are detecting the arrival of Byzantine forces toward the southern borders, they try to bring a fake governor into this land. King Brankovic accepts the ideas of Felipe and launches proclamations to his people and the army to not allow entry of the Byzantines in these lands and is forming an anti Byzantine feeling in their hearts. The Kingdom remained open to trade but gives benefits to Neapolitan merchants coming from Montenegro. Brankovic King proclaims that for many centuries the Serbian people turned away from the oppression of the Byzantine and does not intend to return to them. In a last attempt, call the friendship and support of neighboring Kingdoms: Naples, Pope and Hungary. Prince Philip has earned the affection of King over the years, he says Naples fully supports Serbia decision and raises the idea of succession of Serbian throne in his favor. The King of Naples sent an embassy to Hungary to arrange trade agreements and potential partnerships, and technology and cultural exchanges. The port of Querson remains occupied and is installed a factory, they contact the local governors of Crimea, for no conflict, and commerce run smoothly. Otto von Wittelsbach seeing the beauty of Amelia of Naples and the great dowry, gladly accepts the marriage and wedding program between the two for the next year, the news is announced to all corners of the Palatinate County, Amadeo of Naples from Lorena sends a great gift for the marriage of his niece.
  • The Lakota: The Lakota continue to expand 50 km and improve the military. Housing shelter is now built with Mudbricks and continue tech to improve on this.
  • With the end of the plague, Mamluk naval efforts return to a full swing, at last developing a good fleet in the Mediterranean. A small group is sent west with secret plans to scout the Moroccan and Algerian coasts, while a larger one keeps going in the direction so to land in Mali and tell them of the Caliphate. The Syriac and Coptic populations continue to grow.
  • Alodia expands another 2500 sq km northward along the Nile.
  • Bavaria increases the military and asks Milan to join in negotitations to create The Great Imperial Trade Fleet, a large merchantile fleet adminstered by Bavaria and Milan. The fleet will be based in Milan and will include a provision for Bavaria to have a small Marine force to accompany it. The Fleet will act strictly for trade and defensive purposes as well as a way for Bavarian supplies and troops to move about. The King falls gravely ill this year and is too sick to return to Bavaria, his attendants believe that it may be plague. His Son Wilhelm is placed in control until his father recovers. Money is sent to Karolin. Bavaria asks Austria about the possibility of receiving some land from the conquered Mongol regions, maybe even a port so Bavaria can establish a navy. Humanism becomes increasingly popular among the elite and the Royal Class. Nassau and Thuringia continue to be vassalized. Bavaria tells the leadership of Nassau that if they join with Bavaria, they will be much safer and will be able to share in the increasing wealth of the nation. Bavaria maintians that it will not threaten the use of military forces, as Nassau is not to be seen as a conquest, but as a peaceful melding. If they join, they will be allowed to retain all of their titles and wealth and will be added as a semi-autonomous district within Bavaria. Thurigia waits to see what Nassau says, but is beginning to think about the wealth that will be generated, as well as the amount of liberty Baden-Wurttemberg, has. A Bavarian painter by the name of Gregor Rendosa (Italian immigrant) begins a massive fresco depicting the History of Rome in the city of Karolin.
  • Baden-Wurttemberg expands military and encourages Nassau and Thuringia to take Bavaria's generous offer, citing the massive improvements brought to B-W and the liberty allowed to the people. The IMG grows in Baden. The University of Stuttgart expands to include an Astronomy curriculum.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia begins to stabilise as more natives are pushed off the economic scale, with gov't support. However, massive amounts of Turks, who have been told that Circassia may be a new homeland, continue to immigrate, but begin to slow as the Mongol influence dies.
  • Cyprus continues to develop its army and navy. Humanism has spread throughout Cyprus, resulting in better lives for the wealthy. The son of the Cypriot King, John, has started his education from the top scholars around Cyprus.
    • Hungary offers a Student Exchange Project to Cyprus.
  • The Doge orders the entire Venetian navy to sail into battle against the Portuguese and Moors. (2v2 it is now). Venice transports thousands of troops into Gibraltar as the civilians are evacuated. All Neopolitan, Granadian and Portuguese ships encountered by the Venetian navy are sunk with the fast moving Barques of Venice doing most of the damage. Venice continues producing more ships with its arsenal whilst the second arsenal is also finished halfway through the year. Mantua, Modena, Siena, Lacques and Ferrara all send a small contingent of troops to be transported by the Venetians to Iberia. The Venetian expedition to Serbia is cancelled in order to have more troops in the war.
  • The Byzantine Empire continues the process of rebuilding, fortifying and repopulating its territories in Greece and Albania, Naples is ordered to get out of the Balkans or face the wrath of the most ancient Empire. The Byzantine Empire continues its army build up and asks Venice to help it build an arsenal in Piraeus. The Byzantine expedition enters Serbia and is greeted by Serbs happy to be rid of the Christian Neopolitian tyrants. The Serbs state they will happily allow the Byzantines to protect their interests from foreigners.
    • You can not just walk into Serbia, people do not want the Byzantines there. The King of Serbia has ordered his people and his army that does not allow that.
  • Croatia continues military build up, The Duke of Croatia, seeing the current state of Venice decides to wait a while before attacking Bosnia to restore order and expand the HRE.
  • Kinich Kakmo, Ikan and Inka all agree to keep upgrading the navy of Chichen Itza. Inka wishes to cease expansion, because it is too costly, but Ikan and Kinich Kakmo overrule her, opting to continue expansion. To appease her, they agree to upgrade the army.
  • Frederick III meets with the Portuguese King, and outlines this treaty: Portugal stays out of Spanish Iberia and pays for any and all damages to Castille. Gibraltar becomes Venetian. However, Frederick's advisors remind him that the constant wars he has been fighting are damaging the Imperial economy and the peasants are becoming restless. With great disappointment, Frederick agrees that they are right and promises to not campaign again for the rest of his Emperorship, provided other nations do not interfere with Holy Roman interests. Look at the map on the HRE page so you know what to avoid. Isabella gives birth to a girl, Theodora Dolcez Habsburg. Frederick's daughter is also now of suitable age for marriage and awaits a suitor. Plague victims are quarantined.
    • Portugal accepts this offer but the Gibraltar part might have to be negotiated with Granada.
    • Could Venice also take Ceuta? That way the HRE controls the Straits of Gibraltar.
    • Granada encourages Portugal to not give away Ceuta, but Granada will give Gibraltar to Venice.
    • Portugal says that the Venetian offer was better than keep land on a country that isn't on their plans for now, and is not too useful as a trade center, as all the trade went to Tânger as soon as we conquered it.
    • You do know they can charge tariffs to get out of the Mediterranean. Then they get lots of money.
      • King of Naples has a son: Felipe of Naples, 20 years of age. How is Frederick's daughter?
  • Hungary accepts an offer of Naples and establishes first trade routes to their country. Meanwhile, the King marries a woman named Lizhbieta, expecting children in the next ten years. Hungary offers trade agreements to both Muscovy and Novgorod.
    • Venice offers Hungary an alliance and offers forgiveness for Hungary's invasion of Venice in 1455.
    • Hungary accepts the alliance and states that the current King wanted an alliance with Venice from the whole beginning of all this.
    • Bavaria offers on behalf of the HRE an alliance and trade pact with Hungary.
  • The Caliphate Province of Qoyunlu keeps working on its navy. The economy continues a slow growth, the concentration on the coast being ship-building. Meanwhile a deal is struck with Trebizond to give Qoyunlu the Eastern half of the country for some thousands of pounds of gold. (Trebizond is a vassal of the Caliphate).
    • Their capital is located on the eastern half. This way you would be praticly annexing it.
  • ​Saxony: The Elector orders a university to be built in Dresden, and so work begins on one. It will be a modest institution, but will make up for its size by the quality of its professors, artists, and philosophers. The Chief Constable of the Army begins an ambitious project to clothe all the infantry of the Electorate in a "uniform" way. Although many of his Lieutenant-Constables frown upon his decision, saying it will be too costly, he plows ahead.
  • Siam continues to fight the Malaccans but fighting is turning in their favor on land - though at sea it remains a stalemate as both navies crush one another. The King decides to move the capital to a more strategic and efficient area for trade and a site is decided where OTL Bangkok is. Construction begins at once for the new city. Plans to create a new canal system in the country are also decided to increase agricultural growth inland. Trade continues to grow. The settlement of Borneo is stepped up and a few monasteries are built to aid the expansion of Theravada Buddhism on the island.
  • The Manchurians continue work repairing damage to their infrastructure caused by the war with Korea. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward. The Manchurians continue the work on upgrading their navy, which had been all but destroyed during the war.
  • Poland builds up its military while stil focusing on rebuilding Lithuania. The Poles continue working on their tiny navy. King Casimir continues travelling around the reamining areas of Lithuania gathering support for his heir and line in order to continue the union of Poland and Lithuania. Ultimately with the largest faction within Lithuanian politics gone the nation is highly unstable so the King divides the nation - further separating the Ukrainians from the rest of the nation. The Polish-Lithuanian-Ukrainian Commonwealth is born.
  • Lithuania continues re-establishing its authority over its remaining lands. The Lithuanian military begins recruitment once again.
  • Ukraine with the borders of OTL Ukraine, brings together its noble houses and elects King Casimir as their ruler. The Ukrainians send grain to the Russian states as well as Lithuania. The Ukrainian nobles under the command of Casimir decide to begin the process of building up the Ukrainian army.
    • I'm sorry, but the Ukrainian Identity hasn't been formed yet. Ukrainians and Belarussians diverged from Russians because of three hundred years of domination by Poland. Only one hundred years have passed. The divergence is excedingly minor. Many people living in the Regions probably consider themselves Russians. Ukrainians do not exist yet although the term Ruthenia is used to describe east slavic populations living outside of Russia. Urkainians and Belarussians do not exist yet. The culture has not had the time to diverge.
    • The word Ukrainian was first used in the 11th century and spread widly in the 15th-17th century in Poland Lithuania. After the collapse of the commonwealth the name next reappeared in the 20th century.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman continues to build up its military, and Oman expands northward along the coast by 4000 sq km as Oman tries to take over the rest of the coastline up to Qoyunlu-held OTL Kuwait. The plague subsides in Oman too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah continues expanding to take over more land, this year the province expands 6000 sq km to the west to get more of Arabia under complete Caliphate rule.
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    The New provincial borders of the Caliphate

    The Caliph is pleased with the growing military might of the Caliphate and he plans to have the Caliphate invade more of India and Asia to join the Indian provinces with the rest of the Caliphate. He continues to increase the Caliphate's gold and silver reserves as he sets about implementing the gold and silver dinar currency system; the currency is expected to be Caliphate-wide in three years. More Caliphate diplomats are sent into Nejd too. The Caliph also announces the new provincial borders and the sets about ordering the new administration needed to enforce the new provincial borders. He hopes that this will stop the people from revolting and satisfy their claims for more control and say.
    • I thought we established that Crimea wasn't part of the Caliphate anymore.
    • Updated it. The current map was like that so you know :P
  • Rajputana continues to improve relations between themselves and Tibet. The military is improved and grown. A wise man from the Punjab begins a journey across India passing through territory controlled by the Rajput Confederacy. He does and says many wonderful things. He even cures several people of the plague. Many people start to follow this man and call him a Guru.
  • Scotland continues their war against the Irish. King James II leads the attack upon the main encampment of the Irish forces, and there he wins a glorious victory against them. Unfortunately, James II is killed in the battle, leaving the crown to his son John. The Scots, enraged about the death of their King, carry out a massive attack upon the Irish, defeating most of the Irishmen in their claimed territory.
  • England invades Ireland with all the power of its armies and navy. English, Irish, Anglo-Irish and Manx soldiers and sailors start attacking the Irish cities and villages. George I himself leads the attack from Dublin to join the Scottish forces. George I declares full support to Naples in case of attacks. Richard of York, Bailiff of the Dodecanese travels to Portugal and communicates to King Afonso that England, though still an ally, cannot support joining a war on the same side of a heretic country such as Granada, against a fellow Christian nation. George I meets John and tells him that his father will have revenge against the Irish barbarians.
    • Can you add England to the algorithm of Scotland vs Ireland? The end result will simply be all the Irish states falling next year, instead of just the ones claimed by the Scots.
    • King John II of Scotland states that the Scottish have crushed the Irish against them, and in one year Ireland will be divided between Scotland and England like the treaty.
    • As the Scottish have made most effort, England will not forget soon. They shall be properly rewarded when need.
    • The war has already ended basically, and Afonso VI died, and his heir is in England. We ask you to return him so he can be crowned.
  • Calais, Lorraine and Pessaro declare full support to Naples, and ask the Emperor to use his power to veto the intentions of Venice of declaring war on a fellow Christian state. Edmund I asks the Milanese, Genoans, Swiss, Florentines and others to support Naples. Alessandro di Gradara tries to convince the Pope to support Naples too, as Naples, among the Order of Saint Petroc in Alfons and Pessaro, is protecting the church in Malta. Edmund I asks the Venetians to reconsider their actions.
  • The Novgorodians consolidate their territory in White Russia. The Minsk Veche is set up (I mean, I annex Minsk ... at least I think that it is in the agreed territory, or at most 100 km away from it ... nobody's mapmaking skills are perfect). The military is amped up and troops are put on the borders. The Novgorod Navy sets up koch fleets in the White Sea. Novgorod becomes more and more modernized, as some efforts to modernize without losing culture are put in. The Renaissance is really starting to hit Russia. Meanwhile, due to trading with Crimea, certain aspects of the Plague make it into Russia. The death toll was 50 before it subsided. Luckily, quarantine measures stopped the plague from coming into Novgorod (by setting up a quarantine island and quarantine cities on the borders) after two weeks of spreading. The Novgorodians officially bring in a new coat of arms after the annexation. Talks about a Russian federation intensify, and the military occupation is being drawn back, although the Novgorod flag is lowered in Warsaw.
  • Tibet: Troop buildup on the north border starts again, in order to help China in the upcoming war. Some groups support a change of government, but Gendun Wacheng's not-denouncing of Thunsen Gyatsen stops this movement from gaining a large basis. Boats continue to be built, though the focus is currently on the war in the north. Kashmir, along with Tibet, has discussions with both Punjab and the Delhi Sultanate about possible trade routes through their territories to the Rajputs. New monasteries are built in Nepal and northern Tibet.
  • Milan: the army grows up, more cannons and arquebuses are used by the now professional and national army (no more mercenary based armies). Milan accepts Bavarian proposal about the Imperial Trade Fleet, and. More artists and workers from Milan travel to Karolin, along Genoan merchants. The Milanese fleet is training in Corsica. Francesco Sforza asks Naples to stop helping the HRE's enemies and the infidels, as we are very interested in Naples joining the Holy Empire and the Neapolitan actions can be interpreted as hostile. Francesco Sforza visits Florence to negotiate more economic cooperation and friendship.
    • Naples declares that it will not support military action of the infiles and is seeking access to the powerful HRE
  • Asti: Carlo Gonzaga suddenly recovers of his sickness but William VIII sadly gets sick, leaving the throne to William IX of Montferrat, his nephew. The economy grows up, the Astian army is standardized, but the mercenaries are still a motley force.
  • Genoa: The economy grows up. More Germans migrate to Genoa. We ask Naples to stop fighting the Venetians.
    • Naples declares that have never taken up arms against their Christian brothers and sisters the Venetians, and believe that they are powerful business allies and comrades in arms against infiles
  • Papal States: The Pope sees a greater reduction in the diseased, as many are sent to Alfons, though the inhabitants there face many problems that will have to be addressed in the coming years. As well, the Pope declares full support for Naples, the neighbor to the south, though does not wish a war take place between the two fellow Catholic nations of Naples and Venice, and instead use their power to continue to counter the growing Caliphate. The Pope also agrees to deliver the royal crown to the Duke when the time comes for the crowning.
  • The Inca Empire: Increase the size of the army, naval explorations, and the ships themselves. The population grows and expands in northern territories.

1482

Songhai expands northward, soon becoming a third larger. Meanwhile, Mali to the south declines, losing the coastal parts of their nation, which break away as the Wolof Kingdom, and losing the rest of the western "panhandle" to unorganized tribes.

Wolof doesn't seem to currently exist on the map. The mod event should probably be fixed.

The coastal parts broke away as the Wolof Kingdom, I'll clarify.

The plague which started in the Caliphate fades away as cases are now very few. The plague is declared to be over.

Darfur officially declares independence as the Sultanate of Darfur. The newly-crowned Sultan declares that they will pursue an alliance with, but not membership in, the Caliphate. The new Sultanate begins a campaign of territorial expansion to solidify their regional power.

  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military and also expands more upward the 千島列島 (Chishima Islands) and Ainu still continues to be fought against.
  • Portugal starts to rebuild its army. Since most naval battles were with Castille, the navy is not in as a bad condition as the army. Meanwhile, Diogo Cão starts to explore farther south in the African coast. In the end of the year, a river's estuary is discovered, and instead of the wooden crosses usually planted when a land was claimed for Portugal, he puts a stone cross, called a Padrão, on the site, and thus, claims those lands for Portugal. Meanwhile, a feitoria is built in a place rumored to have gold on the coast. The place is known as "A Mina". Meanwhile, after receiving diplomatic messages from England, it does not receive clear responses from England about Afonso, but the only certainty is that he is alive. Meanwhile, Portugal starts to pay for the damages in Castille. Ceuta is ceded to the Venetians in return for a formal alliance, and a barca.
    • Afonso has already returned. Just see at the top of the last turn.
    • No, you didn't reply to my request.
  • The Caliphate Province of the Ottomans continues its military buildup to help defend the Caliphate should war occur. Construction of war and peace oriented industries continues to keep the army modernized and people happy with luxerous goods. Construction of the Western Caliphate Fleet is finally completed. The people in Wallachia are given rights with the creation of the Provincial Congress, which makes laws for the Province, making many citizens happier.
  • The Caliphate Province of Wallachia continues its military and industrial buildup and celebrates its newfound equality in the Caliphate. Construction of war and peace oriented industries continues to keep the army modernized and people happy with luxurious goods. Wallachia maintains a defense force of 25,000 men for local use. The people in Wallachia are given rights with the creation of the Provincial Congress, which makes laws for the Province, making many citizens happier.
  • The army and navy of Chichen Itza are unanimously upgraded. Inka still wishes to cease expansion, and goes to Kinich Kakmo to try to persuade him to vote against it. However, he and Ikan still continue expansion.
  • The Manchurians continue work repairing damage to their infrastructure caused by the war with Korea. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward. The Manchurians continue the work on upgrading their navy which had been all but destroyed during the war.
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    Map of the Caliphate's provinces as of 1482

    The Caliphate Province of Oman continues to build up its military, and Oman expands northward along the coast by 4000 sq km as Oman tries to take over the rest of the coastline up to Qoyunlu-held OTL Kuwait. The Imamate council meets with the Caliph to discuss giving the northern part of Oman up to form the Province of Nejd. The new province will be formed out of the northernmost part of Oman and serve as Nejd's coastline and the province will expand inland to take control of Nejd itself.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah continues expanding to take over more land, this year the province expands 6000 sq km to the west to get more of Arabia under complete Caliphate rule.
  • Cyprus accepts Hungary's student exchange project and continues to expand its army and navy. The university's subjects taught are expanded to include philosophy. The plague finally dies away and Cyprus stops implementing the rule of checking ships before they reach the harbour.
    • Savoy wants to offer cultural exchanges in the universities of the two countries and form a bond of union and friendship even stronger, with the House of Naples, from which is Pedro III.
  • The Zulu Kingdom continues to expand northward, adding 1000 sq mi to the Kingdom. In Madagascar, the Zulu continue to expand along the coast line of the island to make sure no other country or tribe can obtain the land. The Zulu Kingdom continues to prosper with innovations and ideas being brought in from the nations in the north, mainly from the Middle East.
    • Zulu D: The Zulu send a delegate to the Caliphate and the Kingdom of Ethiopia to discuss formal relations and a peace treaty.
    • Ethiopian R: Ethiopia is pleased to welcome the formal relations between our two nations.
  • Saxony: The Chief-Constable continues designing and distributing the uniforms to his troops. They consist of a leather jerkin, a woollen long-sleeved shirt, pants, and a helmet. The garments are both practical and comfortable. Knights, however, will continue to wear their own armour and livery. Infantrymen can add chain mail if they can afford it. Work continues on the construction of the University of Dresden, and the Elector sends out requests to Venice, Rome, and Cyprus to ask for some professors and academics to come to Saxony and spread their knowledge.
  • Naples: The Army takes the concept of uniforms for Saxony. The Navy continues to produce many ships and working on an improved version of the Venetian barcs. King Tancred II signed a treaty of peace and friendship with the Kingdom of Castile in light of recent unfortunate events, making relations between the Kingdoms return to calm. It sends an ambassador to the court of the Emperor of HRE to request a hearing, and discuss the union of Naples to the Empire. In Savoy, Duke Filiperto I dies peacefully, and after the funeral, the Court delivered the title of Duke of Savoy to Prince Pedro of Naples. Otto von Wittelsbach and Amelia of Naples, finish the preparations for his impending wedding, the Princess becomes very dear in the Palatinate and many hail as the future Duchess. In Serbia, the old King Brankovic receives the support troops of Naples and puts the defense of the Kingdom in the hands of Prince Felipe of Naples, meetings are held to determine the future of the Kingdom as well as its ruler. King Tancred II sent ambassadors with presents to the courts of England, Milan, Genoa, Lorraine, Aragon, Brandenburg, Portugal, Hungary, Rome, Scotland, Bavaria, Saxony, Burgundy, Austria, Florence and Venice to launch commercial and military unions and to strengthen existing ones.
    • Saxon Diplomacy: The Elector welcomes the Neapolitan ambassador, and reciprocates by sending an ambassador to Naples.
  • Savoy: Prince Pedro of Naples assumes the title of Duke of Savoy with the name of Pedro III (from 1263 to 1268 Pedro II ruled as Count). Saluces integrates into the Duchy, and Pedro III started the reorganization of the economy and the military. Is requests the recognition as a member of HRE. He sent a special ambassador to negotiate an agreement pending with the Pope.
  • Venice ends the conflict with Granada and Portugal giving both a Barque and annexing Gibraltar and Ceuta. Venice having annexed both sides to the Strait of Gibraltar begins to introduce a tariff on all goods and people that cross through the straits. Large fortifications are build on both sides to reinforce the tariff. As it stands the tariff is 1% of all goods for Christian nations, 0.5% for other HRE states, free for Granada and 2% for all other shipping. Venice produces more ships in the Arsenals and wishes to sell some of the older ships which are still in very good quality. Architects are sent to Piraeus to build a Byzantine Arsenal. In Northern Italy, Lacques and Modena sign a unification treaty uniting the two Duchies as the Duchy of Modena-Lucca. While Venice purchases the Northern exclave of Siena for 1000 ducats.
    • Bavaria would like to purchase some old barques to help increase the size of the Imperial Merchant Fleet headquartered in Venice. The IMG can strike a deal with Venice if you want.
  • The Byzantine Empire continues rebuilding and repopulation. Soldiers block the Serbian-Montenegro border and in a daring mission rescues Emperor Ektor's cousin from a Neopolitian prison. He reveals his father's madness and subsequent conversion to Christianity explaining why he has allowed Naples to invade and oppress Serbia with no major resistance. Byzantine troops are scattered across Serbia as they attempt to rally the Orthodox population in defence against Naples. Nearly half the fortifications are finished on the Greek coasts with the rest more that half done.
  • Croatia expands its military. The Duke's daughter marries the grandson, the Venetian Doge, after the two of them fell in love while he was serving in Dalmatia.
  • Hungary accepts an alliance with Naples and Bavaria. Meanwhile, the King orders strengthening its borders in case of an attack.
  • Siamese forces are forced to retreat despite earlier victories due to the sheer numbers of Malaccan allies and in the retreat they leave half of their Malay Peninsula territory undefended (that will be the territory lost by Siam for now but we will be back to retake our land) and a strong defence is set up to defend against the alliance, while peace is offered to them. Siam continues to interfere in the new Cambodian civil war as the vassalization of the state is considered necessary. The promotion of new ideas continues. The colonization of Northern Borneo continues.
  • Poland officially joins the Russian Federation. King Casimir concentrates on rebuilding Lithuania and works on maintaining good relations with the HRE states. The Polish army recruits more men with their forces equal to those pre-Khanate days. The King, taking no chances orders the size of the army to be expanded.
  • Lithuania continues the rebuilding process, Lithuanian nobles, though unhappy with King Casimir at the separation of Ukraine, view the Belorussian nobles as the main threat and ask Casimir to repeat the process with them. Casimir agrees and founds the nation of Ruthenia with the borders of OTL Belarus. The Lithuanian military is improved as more supplies come in from Poland. Lithuania also joins the Russian Federation.
    • Hey! you can have the Belarus but remember in the map we agreed to I (at least meant to) have Minsk (Novgorod).
  • Ruthenia celebrates its newfound independence and joins the Polish-Lithuanian-Ruthenian-Ukrainian Commonwealth. Ruthenia also joins the Russian federation. The Ruthenian military is founded by a portion of the Lithuanian troops that were from the region.
  • Ukraine develops its navy and army. The process of reconstruction continues with Kiev and Lviv being the main focus. Thousands of crastsmen and artisans work day and night to rebuild the Ukrainian cities. Farming in Ukraine is very profitable and food is sent to less fortunate lands (as in yields and crops) in Novgorod and Muscovy.
  • Rajputana builds more forts and improves the road network. A trade deal is offered to the Muslims to the south to fill the Confederacy's coffers and improve relations. The Guru from the north continues his journey and many people gather to hear him speak.
    • The Caliphate Province of Gurajat meets with the Rajputs to discuss the trade deal, and eventually agree to the terms, thus allowing Rajputana to trade with the rest of the Caliphate via Gurajat.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat amps up its military and establishes more trade routes with the rest of the Caliphate in Arabia. The head of Gujarat's navy meet with the head admirals from Koli and Deccan, and the head admirals from the Grand Caliphate Fleet of the East to discuss building a new Indian fleet as well as securing the trade routes between the two parts of the Empire.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli amps up its military and establishes more trade routes with the rest of the Caliphate in Arabia. The head of Koli's navy meet with the head admirals from Gujarat and Deccan, and the head admirals from the Grand Caliphate Fleet of the East to discuss building a new Indian fleet as well as securing the trade routes between the two parts of the Empire.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan amps up its military and establishes more trade routes with the rest of the Caliphate in Arabia. The head of Deccan's navy meets with the head admirals from Koli and Gujarat and the head admirals from the Grand Caliphate Fleet of the East to discuss building a new Indian fleet as well as securing the trade routes between the two parts of the Empire. Deccan's admirals also propose creating secure land routes between the Arabian and Indian states too, and they call for more Caliphate expansion in India and Central Asia to do so.
  • Scottish forces have defeated the forces of the free Irish States with the help of the English. Ireland is divided up between Scotland and Ireland as per their treaty. King John II thanks the English for their help, and is glad that the two former enemies have worked together and made a great accomplishment.
    • Naples and Savoy send emissaries to sign commercial and military alliance.
  • The Caliphal Province of Egypt's naval efforts continue, with a fleet being sent southward, following European cartography, to trade and negotiate with the Wolof, Mali and Songhai Kingdoms. In the ship, the Egyptians pack goods meant to impress the local African governors (slave beads, salt, cowry and other sea food and Indian spices being the most common), as well as troops and diplomats. Their goal is to have the African states join the Caliphate.
  • Alodia becomes the first Caliphal territory (although in reality it is a vassal) to send diplomats and accord the alliance with Darfur. The Alodian Emir seeks for the unification of Funj and Alodia, the two Nubian nations, by attempting to marry the Sultan of Funj's daughter, whilst marrying his own daughter to the Sultan.
  • The Caliphal Province of Hadramaut sends emissaries southward into Africa, attempting to spread Islam in pagan Swahili city-states, have the Muslims one join the Caliphate, and establish relationships (both diplomatic and religious) between the Zulu and the Caliphate. Instead of the more trade-focused diplomats on Egypt, these diplomats are sent with many Muslim scholars, Imams and other clergymen, and the amount of trade goods is lower.
  • Ethiopia: The Ethiopians continue expanding farther into Eritrea, converting the populace to Christianity as they go.
  • The Qoyunlu agrees to the break up of the states, however begrudgingly. Qoyunlu military officials are spread over former Qoyunlular states. Many Qoyunlu officiials make private protest, but accept the change as a need to better administer the people, who vary widely.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia, after having increased in size takes much burden off Circassia on trying to control immigrants.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia finally stabilises as Georgia takes much of the load.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu continues working on its navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu continues working on its navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq continues working on its navy. There are celebrations there com.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia continues working on its navy. The Persians celebrate their new freedom, and many Persians are attracted to the new state.
  • The Caliphate Province of Dulkadir continues working on its army.
  • The Caliphate Province of Ramazan continues working on its navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman starts building its army.
  • The Caliphate Province of Candar starts building its navy.
  • Industry is expanded and infrastructure modernized in Bavaria. King Andreas II recovers from the plague and returns to Bavaria, where there is a large feast in honor of his return. He is weak, however, and may not live much longer. Requests for the best doctors in the Empire are sent out to Venice and other states. Nassau begins to bend to the agreements that Bavaria has posted. Bavaria will absorb Nassau as a semi-autonomous district. Thuringia is still in talks but it is expected to become a vassal in the coming years. (Bavaria will seize NO MORE land in the HRE after this.) The University of Medicine in Munchen is born as professors in the field of medicine flock to help with the University. Bavaria recognises Savoy as a member of the HRE and extends a personal trade and alliance pact. The Imperial Merchants Guild asks if it may expand into Savoy. The Imperial Trade Fleet sets sail for the first time, laden with goods to Gibraltar.
  • Baden Wurttemberg expands the economy and increases the construction of banks. The University of Stuttgart grows into one of the largest and most influential universities in the region, with educational services rivaling those of Venice and Rome. Karolin grows to a large 6000 people. The Imperial Library is expanded to help accommodate the influx of books. The Nuremberg Tales (OTL Canterbury Tales) are one of the first books printed in Baden-Wurttemberg, after the Holy Bible and a few official charters. Baden-Wurttemberg congratulates Nassau and showers the land with gifts of money and artisans.
  • Tibet: The building of the navy becomes official, but there is still considerable opposition to it. The army reaches 60,000 members, with more than half of them in the north, but there seems to be no news about the war alongside China, which is disappointing some members of the army. Xeu Gyatsen, now eight, is showing very good results in the national school, although there is no generalised system of comparison yet. Tibet, along with Kashmir, proposes building a route to Rajputana along the border between Punjab and the Delhi Sultanate, but the process is slow. Diplomats in Kamarupa, supplied by Nepal, continue investigating religious tensions and discrimination against Buddhists in the nation. This seems to be stronger in the south, with the region around Thimphu being more Buddhist-dominated. Diplomatic processes in relation to this in Kamarupa are going slow.
  • Genoa continues building the Imperial Great Trade Fleet, the best doctors in Genoa are sent to Bavaria.
  • Milan continues building the army. It now is one of the best in Italy, thanks to the local manufacture of weapons and ammo and the complete training. We support the Naples request to enter the Empire, but still the influences in North Savoy are strengthened. The influence in Monaco and Montferrat grows and they both join the IMG.
  • Asti: Carlo Gonzaga gets sick again, but the marriage between William IX and Carlo's daughter happens in late October. Most military commanders in the army are loyal to Milan and Carlo Gonzaga.
  • The Inca Empire: Increase the size of the army, naval explorations, and the ships themselves. The population grows and expands in northern territories.
  • The Treaty of Minsk, the founding document of the Grand Federation of All the Russias is signed by Novgorod, and Muscovy (it's not finished, but the point is the Russian federation now exists ... and could we have my old color for Russia as the RF color). Military is also updated (this post-time post was only because of the Poland Joining RF thing ... now if they join it has to exist right? So I am making it exist with this treaty ... it's not finished yet, but the point is that it is signed now and for all in-game intents and purposes it exists now like it will in its final form)

1483

The Aztec Emperor Tizoc is poisoned by an enemy. The Aztec Empire collapses into anarchy, as many "heirs" to the throne have crawled out of the woodwork. A Zapotec city-state begins the work of uniting the Zapotec tribes, intending to become the Zapotec version of Chichen Itza. Already the new Zapotec Empire has reunited the Zapotec homeland in the Valley of Oaxaca.

  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military and also expands more upward the 千島列島 (Chishima Islands) and Ainu still continues to be fought against.
  • The Manchurians continue work repairing damage to their infrastructure caused by the war with Korea. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward. The Manchurians continue the work of upgrading their navy which had been all but destroyed during the war.
  • Portugal continues rebuilding its army, while the barca received from Venice starts to be studied by shipwrights as to try to build one of their own. Meanwhile, Diogo Cão continues to explore farther south, and Meanwhile, his expedition makes contact with subjects of a Kingdom on the area. He sails back to Portugal carrying emissaries of this Kingdom, which is apparently called Congo. Meanwhile, the regents take various measures to take the power away from the upper nobility, though not from themselves, and concentrate it on the monarch, still absent. Meanwhile, Afonso is finally returned from England along with his sister Leonor. However, some weeks after returning, Leonor dies. Afonso is crowned "Afonso VII, King Of Portugal, Algarves, and Lord of Guinea" (the last title being newly created) by the end of the year, but as he's still underage, Duarte and João will serve as a regency council until Afonso comes of age. Meanwhile, the reach of the feitoria of São Jorge da Mina (the name of the fortress built there) expands by 50 sq km.
    • Naples sent a proposal for joint exploration and find routes to India, we contribute with funds and expert navigators, and we will also develop our naval technologies with the Kingdom of Portugal for mutual benefit. In this way our trade and military relationships will be also in the field of science and exploration.
    • You guys ain't gonna reach India before the 1510s. Naples has to wait longer.
    • It's just to make joint explorations of routes around Africa, not to reach the Indies next year.
  • Richard of York travels to Naples to Cyprus with more Dodecanesian troops. He tells the King the advantages of binding himself with the European nations, such as Naples. King George starts sending his troops all over the conquered territories to ensure his power. The lands are split between Irish, English, Anglo-Irish, Manx and French supporters of the campaign. Roads and ports are built all around the island to create new routes for trade and communication.
  • Edmund I of Calais asks the King of Naples to officially ask to join the Empire. He also sends his son Constantine to the University of Venice to study the Venetian naval and commercial arts.
  • The Inca Empire: Increases the size of the army, naval explorations and the ships themselves. The population grows and expands in northern territories.
  • Papal States: The Pope is glad to see the reduction in sickness, and praises God for healing those affected. Many of those diseased that were cured are returned back to Rome, and many are re-educated. As well, the Pope visits the Duke of Savoy and, before leaving, officially crowns him. The Pope wishes that the relations between Naples-Savoy and the States will grow greatly, and the Pope reassures Naples that the States have their full support. However, the Church realizes that the differing of alliances in Europe is threatening peace, and wishes that any disputes be discussed without bloodshed between Christians. The Pope wishes that Europe comes together against any attempts by the Caliphate to dissolve Catholicism in Europe instead.
  • Korea continues to heavily expand into the Philippines.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia after having increased in size, takes much burden off of Circassia on trying to control immigrants.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia finally stabilises as Georgia takes much of the load.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu continues working on its navy. The Population boom is back in full swing as people after the plague try getting advantages over each other.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu continues working on its navy. The Population boom is back in full swing as people after the plague try getting advantages over each other.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq continues working on its navy. The Population boom is back in full swing as people after the plague try getting advantages over each other.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia continues working on its navy. The Population boom is back in full swing as people after the plague try getting advantages over each other.
  • The Caliphate Province of Dulkadir continues working on its army.
  • The Caliphate Province of Ramazan continues working on its navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman continues building its army.
  • The Caliphate Province of Candar continues building its navy.
  • Saxony: The new Dresden University is nearing completion, and the newly-appointed Chancellor again asks academics in Venice and Rome if they would be interested in lecturing at the new university. Meanwhile, the Army is almost completely uniformed-up. The uniforms have the arms of Saxony embroidered on the left sleeve. The Elector, wishing for Saxon trade to improve, opens up the treasury, and gives money to the Imperial Merchant Fleet (I think that's what it's called.)
    • It is the Imperial Merchant's Guild, The Fleet is but a small part of the IMG. Anyway, we accept and look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship.
  • Inka still tries to persuade Kinich Kakmo to cease the expansion of Chichen Itza, but he and Ikan still continue. The navy and army are also upgraded, backed by all three.
    • I think you've earned the right to rename your country the Mayan Empire.
  • The Imperial Army and Navy continue to upgrade and expand, and the Mongol frontier territory is finally made a state in the Empire as the Golden Khanate. With this latest addition, Frederick III proclaims that the Holy Roman Empire is now the successor to the Alexandrian, Roman and Mongolian Empires. The Emperor keeps a close eye on the Italian situation, and suggests that both sides attempt negotiation first. They can come to him at any time to present their case to him.
    • King Tancred II of Naples sent a special ambassador to the court of Emperor Frederick III, to request admission of the Kingdom of Naples to the Holy Roman Empire.
    • Calais, Pessaro and Lorraine support Naples joining the HRE.
    • Also Savoy and the Platinate.
  • Burgundy: The Duke send the last warning to the Munster inhabitants: Will they join the Great Duchy of Burgundy or shall they fall into blood and death. In other news, Lanzarote and other Canarian Islands continue to grow in population. Another small outpost near Portuguese bases in West Africa is set up. Duke Charles asks the Emperor to decide the outcome of the campaign in Munster. In Charlesopolis while in a meeting with Charles dies of food poisoning. The Duke believes it to be an attempt of murder against Duke Charles gone wrong, Charles assumes the power on Frisia. The small outpost in Northern Africa grows northward.
  • Frisia: 100 ships in Frisia begin scouting the Western Africa coast setting a small outpost in Western Africa near Portuguese and Burgundian outposts. The Duchy regrets the death of their leader, Anthony of Friesland, but enjoys being under the control of the Duke of Burgundy, Charles.
  • Also can I annex or fuse two Duchies under one man control? Sine dei gloriem (talk) 02:51, October 8, 2012 (UTC)
  • Bavaria begins to build more arsenals for our gunpowder weapons. The King grows nervous of the hostile intentions of Naples upon the King's allies of Venice and Brandenburg, but takes no official side. The King sends a delegation to the Conclave of Kings with a petition to end the Christian infighting, citing the dangers of the Caliphate, whose power ever grows. Nassau finally capitulates to Bavaria's offer and will remain semi-independent until the King's death, after which it will be merged into Bavaria proper. The attempts with Thuringia continues. The IMG is pleased to have Savoyan money added to the coffers of the trade guild, currently making the IMG second only to Venice in power and influence. Diplomats are sent to Venice to begin talks of setting up a sort of trade exchange between the Imperial Merchant's Guild and Venice. The King's health begins to deteriorate. Many do not expect him to last through next year. His son, Prince Wilhelm has all but taken over the everyday court duties.
    • The Kingdom of Naples has never raised their arms against our fellow Venetians, and the Kingdom of Brandenburg is a large commercial and military ally of ours, like the Kingdom of Aragon (the Baleares Islands belong to us, so was since they were separated by dynastic union with Brandenburg and in the map have changed color, there is the confusion ... There is no dispute), with whom we share very old relations.
    • I apologize for that oversight. Perhaps you can negotiate with Venice over Serbia? We would love you to join the Empire, you would be a great help against the Caliphate. Think on it please.
    • 1.- Venice is the one being hostile. 2.- The Baleares are part of Aragon. They have never been part of Naples, I don't know where that idea came from.
    • 1.- I was never hostile to Venice. They say that the Byzantines own Epirus, Albania, Serbia, Montenegro and not surprise me also say Bosnia. Since I entered the game and before the Byzantines, I went for Montnegro and also Serbia when his player left. I started diplomacy there. The Byzantines immediately annexed Epirus and Albania after two turns. And then they said: Withdraw from Serbia is ours (?) ... 2.- Since I entered the game the Baleares were not the color of Aragon, and read that Naples had separated when there was a revolution and Aragon had joined Brandenburg ... From there I considered the Baleares Islands as part of the Kingdom of Naples.
    • Naples does not, in any form, own the Baleares. I won't support you in this claims.
    • OK, no problem: Baleares doesn't belong to Naples. Fixed =) Quiari (talk) 23:17, October 8, 2012 (UTC)
  • Baden-Wurttemberg is pleased to hear of the Bavarian-Nassau agreement. The IMG grows steadily. Bishop James McGrausen draws up plans for a large Cathedral in Stuttgart, designed to rival the great Cathedrals of Paris and Munich. Work begins on The Cathedral of Peter the Rock. Karolin grows steadily and a new hospital is founded called St. Mary's.
  • Hungary celebrates the third year of the King's service. Two sons are born to the King, the oldest one is appointed to be a heir of Hungary.
  • Naples: King Tancred II increases the troops of the army, and shipbuilding. The economy becomes stronger. Schools, universities and libraries are the cradle of the new thinking that spans the Kingdom. Querson, the enclave in Crimea is tolerated by the local government due to the trading facilities offered by Naples and the gifts that are sent to the Khan to maintain peace, giving very good gains. Otto von Wittelsbach and Amelia of Naples get married thus consolidating the Palatine union with the House of Naples. In Serbia, the old King Brankovic proclaimed to his people and his army that the nation must be defended at all costs. The Byzantines will not be allowed to usurp the sovereignty of this Kingdom. The people and the army fully support the decision of the King. In the same way, the Orthodox Church gives her confidence. The Byzantine troops infiltrated into the Kingdom are expelled and borders are fortified and monitored rigorously. Naples sent food and supplies to the Kingdom of Serbia and the people who are going through a crisis appreciate these gestures of friendship. Naples and Serbia sign an alliance, and the Kingdom of Serbia gets the free use of the ports of Montenegro for whatever is needed. Naples trade expands throughout North Africa, and from the merchants comes a rumor to the ears of the King, of a Christian Kingdom in the deserts of Africa. This intrigues the King and sends spies to find more about it.
  • Savoy: The Duke Pedro III is crowned King of Savoy by the Pope, and he appreciates the gesture by putting at your service The Order of the Knights of Malta for what it considers necessary. It opens a lot of trade with Milan and Genoa, and with France and Provence. The IMG is welcome in Savoy. The army and navy are reformed to the Neapolitan style. Amadeo of Naples, Duke of Lorraine, travels to Turin to initiate new works with his nephew King Pedro III.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. The King falls slightly ill but recovers. The King's son continues to be educated and is learning well.
  • In Venice the Council rejoices at Doge Pietro's quick decision to intervene in the Iberian War and acquiring the Straits of Gibraltar. The Council begins to consider the possibility of turning the role of Doge into a hereditary one. Many agree and the decision is made in the Council of Ten. Doge Pietro Mocenigo is sworn in as the first Duke of the Serene Duchy of Venice. Celebrations take place throughout the Empire. Several Venetian merchants set off on land to investigate the possibility of travelling by sea to Asia and travel through Russia and the Khanates starting from Kaffa. They carry with them the printing press and other smaller technological developments of Europe. (Offer to Crim, Pita, Yank and Kogasa to obtain these). The Venetian navy continues producing ships and five barques are sold to the IMG on the promise that Venetian merchants will not compete with those of the IMG allowing both to easily capture markets and expand.
    • I'd like to accept the offer. -Kogasa
    • Korea accepts
    • The Manchurians accept the gracious offer.
  • The Byzantine Empire is outraged at the way Naples is utterly ignoring their claims to Orthodox Serbia and Montenegro. The Byzantine Ezmpire continues to inflitrate the Despotate of Serbia with thousands of citizens now rallying to join the Orthodox Byzantines and reject Catholic Naples. Naples is threatened with war and the Byzantine navy begins building a new arsenal to raise fire ships by the dozen. The fortifications on the Northern, Eastern and Southern shores are manned as the last few benemoth castles near completion. Emperor Ektor is amazed at the pace of the construction. The Byzantine army is given marching orders to go to Albania with orders to recruit more men and train them.
    • If the Byzantines do not halt their military buildup the Holy Caliphate Provinces of Rumelia, Anatolia and Wallachia will put an end to you for good, this time with no comebacks. (with the Caliph's blessing of course)
    • Oh go shove your threats somewhere else. We are not gonna let you walk all over us, infidel. Oooo, harsh words eh? Go back to your Caliph and cry like the little baby you are. Nothing personal, DeanSims
    • None taken, I understand it's the game, and I deserve a few insults for my past history anyway ;)
    • FYI ... I'm pretty sure that's not a good idea, Dean. That puts Russia against you too, as we are also Orthodox ...
  • Croatia watches in dismay at the events unfolding to their south. The Croats decide to wait and watch as they train their army in preparation for upcoming conflicts.
  • Holy Caliphate Province of Wallachia: Military buildup continues, and the Wallachain Provincial Army is raised to 85,000 men.
  • Holy Caliphate Province of Rumelia: Military buildup continues and the Byzantines are ordered to demilitarize or Rumelia will invade (with the Caliph's blessing). The Provincial Army of Rumelia reaches 145,000 men.
  • Holy Caliphate Province of Anatolia: The Byzantines are told the same thing as Rumelia's statement. The Army is increased to 165,000 men. The Anatolian Fleet is mobilized.
    • TO THE CALIPH, WE WISH TO STOP Byzantine warmongering and constant threat to our provinces; we wish for war to be declared on Byzantines if they do not end military buildup and/or they try to expand past their current borders.
    • Stuff it. We are not attacking you, just getting the land that belonged to the Byzantines in the first place. Take your Muslin infidel warmongering somewhere else.
  • The Lakota: The Lakota continue to expand their nation 50 km west. Military is improved and simple structures are being updated with Mudbricks.
  • Rajputana improves the military and infrastructure focusing on the new road between Tibet and Rajputana. The economy grows as trade is built up between the Caliphate to the south and Tibet to the north. The Guru's followers grow in number as he continues his journey across India. The council decides to build a new capital and citadel to be the seat of power for the council. This new city is called શાણપણ સ્થળ (Śāṇapaṇa) and is located in the northwest corner of the nation.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli amps up its military. After meeting with the other head admirals from the other Indian provinces of the Caliphate and admirals from the Grand Caliphate Fleet of the East, it is decided that the Grand Caliphate Fleet of India will be built.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat amps up its military and establishes more trade routes with the rest of the Caliphate in Arabia. Gujarat also helps out with building the new Grand Caliphate Fleet of India. However, Gujarat also looks to the north and begins plotting to invade Sind to force them to join the Caliphate.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan amps up its military and helps with the building of the new Grand Caliphate Fleet of India. Diplomats from Deccan also ask to meet with the rulers of Vijayanagar to discuss a non-aggression treaty and a trading pact to be formed with Vijayanagar and the Caliphate.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman continues to build up its military, and Oman expands northwards along the coast by 4000 sq km as Oman tries to take over the rest of the coastline up to Qoyunlu-held OTL Kuwait. The Imamate council also agrees to give up part of its coastline in the north of the province to serve as the foundation for the future Nejd Province. Oman also vows to send military aid to help the future Nejd Province expand into the central regions of Nejd itself.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah continues expanding to take over more land. This year the province expands 8000 sq km as Shaybah defeats even more of the Bedouin tribes resisting Caliphate rule in the area.
  • Although the Caliph doesn't yet want open conflict with Byzantium, he agrees that preparations for a war that will occur close to the future should start. If Byzantium continues to aggravate Muslim-Byzantine relationships by how they respond to Ottoman messages, war is to be declared. However, the Caliph is still more worried in expansion amongst its Muslim nations, and plans to invade parts of India and the African Muslim states continue.
  • The Caliphal Province of Egypt continues sending diplomats and traders so that Wolof, Mali and Songhai join the Caliphate. Egypt continues improving its navy. Coptic population continues growing. The Egyptian administration is modified slightly, with a Council of Provinces instead of a tribal one.
  • The Caliphal Province of Syria continues to expand its military at an ever-increasing pace, beginning to build large, Byzantine-style fortresses on Antioch, Edessa and Tripoli. The local Syriac population, now a large minority, continues growing and moving into Mesopotamia and Palestine.
  • The Caliphal Province of Palestine follows Syria's lead in expanding its military. Castles are started in Tyre, Acre, Jerusalem and Gaza.
  • The Caliphal Province of Yemen sends emissaries to the remainders of Adal, attempting to have the rump state join the Caliphate. The navy begins to be improved.
  • The Caliphal Province of Hadramaut sends emissaries into the Swahili city-states again. A small fleet is sent southwards into Madagascar, where Zulu are met. The Hadramauti offer the establishment of official relationships (as the Zulu had proposed last year) and request the building of a mosque in whatever the largest Zulu city is.
  • Alodia continues sending efforts on unification with Funj, while it expands 2500 sq km northwards.
  • Poland continues helping Ukraine, Ruthenia and Lithuania rebuild. King Casimir travels across the Commonwealth re-enforcing support for his name among the upper and middle classes, Polish nobles in Western Lithuania request to join Poland. The Polish military continues to be expanded.
  • Lithuania after losing so much land is forced to lose the Polish portions of its Southern territories reducing the nation to its OTL boundaries. Lithuania requests that Novgorod lead the war against the Prussians hoping to unite their kin. For this purpose the Lithuanian military is expanded.
  • Ruthenia continues military expansion but is landlocked by other members of the Russian Federation ...
  • Ukraine continues military and naval expansion. Ukraine asks Muscovy to purchase more of Ukraine's claimed territory after the defeat of the Cossacks and the Crimea. Ukraine sends foodstuffs to Muscovy and Novgorod.
    • Muscovy agrees.
  • Aragon demands that Naples withdraw from both Aragonese territory in the Baleares and Venetian/Byzantine/whatever territory in the Balkans. Aragon gives Naples some offers: Retreat, and survive. Die, and be destroyed. Or fight, and then die. Or join, and not die. Meanwhile, making up for so many lost turns (schoolwork), a massive buildup of the army and navy is recontinued. Aragon is sorry that it could not aid Castille (again, schoolwork) but promises to defend its Spanish brother in the future.
    • Read the post I put up: If the mods say that the Baleares were always part of Aragon, no discussion. No more problems with Aragon, more than they want to create.
  • In Brandenburg, the gigantic military buildup continues, and Frederick, heir of Brandenburg, is offered to the daughter of the Emperor Frederick III of the HRE. (He's sixteen or seventeen, how old is she?) Meanwhile Brandenburg demands that Naples back down before it is destroyed by the joint forces of Italy, Spain and Germany (and some Luxembourg, but meh)! Meanwhile Brandenburg observes that the Caliphate is a growing success but some advisors of Wilhelm the Great predict internal collapse soon. Wilhelm suddenly dies and his son Frederick takes the throne of Brandenburg and Aragon.
    • Like the previous post, no problem there ...
    • Muscovy is willing to send military aid to Aragon and Brandenburg, just in case..
  • The Duke of Luxembourg, Louis II begins pressuring Palatinate to become a vassal of Luxembourg/Brandenburg lest it be destroyed in war. Meanwhile, Louis II decides that he must stand with his rulers in Germany unless he himself is destroyed and tells Naples to back off.
    • The Palatinate is now a vassal of Savoy, Savoy is part of the Holy Roman Empire ... Luxembourg wants to attack the Holy Roman Empire????
  • Korea continues to expand heavily into the Philippines. The land taken from Manchuria is also upgraded to Korean standards. Korea suggests a series of war games with the Manchurians for their navies.
  • Siam continues to defend against the allies resisting them affectively on Siamese soil. Settlement of Borneo continues. The economy is expanded and more craftsmen are opening up. The army starts to be remodelled a bit.
  • Montferrat: William IX orders the army to be improved, with Astian and Milanese help, William is very worried about the possible war with Naples and asks both sides to stop being hostile.
  • Milan is dedicated to improving the army and building more ships. A little fortune is spent making the Milanese army even better than before. We ask all sides to negotiate. We express that our loyalty to the HRE is bigger than our friendship with Naples, but we don't want to fight our friends and we suggest everyone to negotiate peacefully as soon as possible. The North Savoyan nobles are alerted in case of a war starts to remain loyal to the Empire, if they want to thrive in the future.
  • Asti continues expanding its army, more and more troops are recruited. The Milanese send some professional soldiers to train the recruits.
  • Genoa continues military buildup, many condottieros (mercenaries) come to Genoa hoping the war will start to make profit. The fleet is in full alert, but the trade fleet continues working, the barques purchased from Venice are studied by most IMG's shipbuilders, hoping next year the shipyards will be able to build two or three with trade and military purposes.
  • Muscovy continues to build up its navy, with 25 military ships built in total, and approx 100 merchant vessels. The largest Muscovian vessel so far, the Glorious, is built. Meanwhile, Yaroslavl is incorporated into Muscovy, leaving just Rostov as its main vassal.
  • The Novgorodians build up their navy and continue to prepare invasions. Meanwhile, Pirates are hired to attack Hansa vessels while flying Prussian flags, and to let themselves get killed rather than to reveal their identities.

1484

NOTE: To the nations attempting to produce Barques: it will take at least ten years to reproduce it. Scandinator took over 20 years to design and create it.

The Western Oirats conquer the Turkic peoples the west, until they border Lake Balkash. They expel many Turks from their land, concentrating on making Mongols the dominant ethnicity. They lose control over the northern 500,000 sq km of their nation, however.

The Zayyanid Sultan, having become good friends with the Moroccan Sultan, has his daughter marry the Moroccan Sultan's heir. This effectively joins the two countries in a dynastic union.

  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military and also expands more upward the 千島列島 (Chishima Islands) and Ainu still continues to be fought against.
  • Portugal continues rebuilding its army, and the barca given by Venice is still being studied. Meanwhile, the Duke of Bragança is arrested and tried for treason. After some correspondence, mainly letters of complaint and pleas to intervene by the Duke of Bragança and Aragon, probably dating from years ago, is discovered by royal spies. After a 22-day long trial, the Duke is found guilty and executed publically in Évora. Meanwhile, Diogo Cão sails once more, reaching far southern latitudes compared to the last voyage. Meanwhile, the emissaries from Congo arrive, being later baptized and placed in a monastery. Meanwhile, the first sugar cane mills are placed in Tenerife and Tamarán.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia has increasing number of Muslim converts, and even larger amount of Turkish immigrant tribes.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia begins working on its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu continues working on its navy. The Population boom is back in full swing as people after the plague try getting advantages over each other.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu continues working on its navy. The Population boom is back in full swing as people after the plague try getting advantages over each other.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq continues working on its navy. The Population boom is back in full swing as people after the plague try getting advantages over each other.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia continues working on its navy. The Population boom is back in full swing as people after the plague try getting advantages over each other.
  • The Caliphate Province of Dulkadir continues working on its army.
  • The Caliphate Province of Ramazan continues working on its navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman continues building its army.
  • The Caliphate Province of Candar continues building its navy.
    • OK, please post more than just a copy-paste "XYZ continues building its army/navy"
    • I did, not much of a difference, but I tweaked things that didn't need to be repeated.
  • Papal States: After having seemed healthy for his age, Pope Sixtus IV dies in June (two months before OTL). The public is assured that it was not because of the small outbreak of plague, but instead natural causes. A statue is built in his honour in Antalya, the first of a Pope so far. The newly elected Pope is Marco Barbo, a Venetian cardinal, in a surprising victory. His Papal name becomes Pope Felix VI (Note: he was never Pope OTL. Decided to get into some alternate Papacies!). After his tour of Rome and its outlying cities, the Pope writes a letter, given to a Venetian messenger and delivered to the Doge. He (SECRETLY) tells him that it was the will of God to place a Venetian cardinal upon the throne of the Papacy, and thus it is in his greatest intentions to side with the Venetians in any matter concerning the Neapolitan incidents. He does explain, however, that it would be in his best intentions to have the two differing sides discuss and resolve the issues, as a war between two predominately Catholic nations could cause a devastating war with the Caliphate.
    • The Duke of Venice is pleased that there is a Venetian Pope and congratulates Pope Felix VI. The Duke agrees with Felix's views but states that he is under a lot of pressure from the Byzantines to intervene. The Patriarch of Constantinople decides to pay a visit to the Pope.
    • You should be using alternate Popes, since the ones born a couple years after 1450 are going to be butterflied away unless they come from some tiny isolated nation that no one's bothered at all yet.
    • However, by the 15th century, I don't think that Popes still used their real names as their Papal names, though this used to happen. Still, this also means that you also should change them, as if they are different persons. Their motive to choose a name would be different.
    • England is a good ally of the Papacy. We ask the Pope to keep supporting the diplomatic and peaceful solution to the Veneto-Neapolitan conflict.
  • Happy Thanksgiving to all fellow Canadians! The Novgorodian Veche decides on a lesser CoA, and updates the navy. Meanwhile, rumors are spreading that Prussian Vessels attack Hanseatic and Novgorodian traders. The issue of deceleration of war on Prussia is brought up in the Grand Council, and the first elections for Tsar are underway. The Novgorodian Traders increase their presence in Poland, and Hansa sets up a Kontore in Warsaw.
  • The Imperial Army sets up garrisons inside Venice and Ferrara, preparing for the conflict that the Emperor is sure to happen. He doesn't know who he is supporting, so please don't ask him. Isabella has a son, Maximillian Alfonso Habsburg, who will inherit the Austrian, Tyrolian and Castillian thrones upon his coming of age. Several more states join the federal government, Hessen and Mecklenburg.
  • Saxony: The Dresden University is finally completed, bringing much jubilation to the academic community of Saxony. The Elector opens the university, and academics begin studying and teaching and spreading ideas there. The Elector sends an envoy to the Pope to congratulate His Holiness for his appointment, and also to swear an oath of allegiance to the Pope in lieu of the Elector.
  • Aragon continues to build up its army and navy while warning Naples. Frederick seeks a wife and he asks for the hand of the daughter of Emperor Fred of Austria in marriage.
  • Brandenburg, ditto Aragon, as well as beefing up for a war with Prussia.
    • Calais and Pessaro, since the conflict over the Baleares is solved, think Brandenburg should support peace with Naples.
  • Luxembourg continues to send diplomats to Palatinate to join the Br. sphere of influence.
    • The Palatinate is a Vassal of Savoy
  • Scotland incorporates their Irish territories further into their nation. Classic Gaelic continues to be taught to the upper class of both parts of the Scottish Kingdom, though the common Irish and the common Scots speak forms of Gaelic much less understandable. King John and his wife Elise have their first child, a daughter named Alexandra. King John builds up the Scottish capital of Scones to make it the greatest city in the land.
    • George I visits Scones. He decides to send his son Stephen to study in John's court for the next three years.
  • Hungary offers trade agreements to all HRE nations. Meanwhile, Hungary works on infrastructure to connect main cities with each other.
  • Cyprus continues to develop its army and navy. The King orders more schools to be built and also requests for it to be made mandatory for ALL children to attend schooling for one year. Cyprus also supports the Byzantine Empire in the Serbian claims.
  • Croatia watches in dismay at the events unfolding to their south. The Croats decide to wait and watch as they train their army in preparation for upcoming conflicts.
    • Who the bloody hell pasted this ... It was not me ... Scandinator (talk)
  • Holy Caliphate Province of Wallachia: Military buildup continues and the Wallachain Provincial Army is raised to 85,000 men. Military buildup continues.
  • Holy Caliphate Province of Rumelia: Military buildup continues. The Provincial Army of Rumelia reaches 145,000 men.
  • Holy Caliphate Province of Anatolia: The Army is increased to 165,000 men. The Anatolian Fleet is mobilized. Military buildup continues.
  • Venice continues to upgrade its ships. Its expedition to Asia continues with the men reaching China. The Printing Press gifted to the Celestial Emperor who is asked to consider trade with Venice should the merchants find a direct route home by sea. They bring to the Chinese knowledge of the brace, parachute, paper mills powered by waterwheels, eyeglasses, paddle boats, the secret recipe for Greek Fire and floating cranes and in return obtain knowledge of mines, hand cannons, toilet paper, fireworks and banknotes. They journey into Manchuria where another copy of the manuscripts and designs for the above inventions is given to their leader (Sorry, no actual press for you Yank, have fun with the designs!) while learning of an interesting invention which is an iron cast filled with gunpowder. The men hear of an island nation called Riben (Chinese for Japan) and wish to visit it as they believe it would remind them of Venice. They also hope that they can find a sturdy ship to take them home. Venice and Ferrara happily accept the Emperor's barracks but are more concerned about the Caliphate rather than the Neopolitians. The Duke of Venice, Pietro Mocenigo dies and rumours abound that he was poisoned by a Caliphate assassin. His brother Giovanni succeeds him and clamps down on these rumours worried at the Caliphate reaction. This serves only to bring in new rumours that he hired an assassin.
  • The Byzantine Empire is outraged when a Neopolitan vessel collides with a Byzantine one in the Adriatic. Emperor Ektor demands Naples pay for the damage and wonders how relations between the two nations frosted over so fast. If Naples refuses Byzantium is afraid war will have to be declared. Ektor attempts to persuade the Duke of Venice to close Gibaltar to Neopolitan shipping. The Byzantine Empire continues a troops buildup and orders the total fortification of Constantinople.
  • Croatia proposes a deal with the Duke of Venice over the splitting of Bosnia into its Catholic and Orthodox halves. The military continues expanding as the landlocked nation declares full support for Byzantium.
  • Bavaria expands the military and watches the situation to the south but still officially declares support for Byzantium and Venice for the time being. The Imperial Trade Fleet begins charging high tariffs on Neopolitan goods. Nassau is declared a Province of Bavaria and will merge into Bavaria proper after the King's death. Thuringia is still being vassalized. The barque designs are still being researched by the Imperial Trade Fleet. Troops are being massed on the Bavarian-Venetian border to aid Venice should war every occur between Venice and Naples. Bavaria asks Milan to side with Venice this time and to put aside their differences in light of the current events. The King implores that war be avoided because of the threat of the Caliphate. The King grows weaker by the day and many people suspect that he never fully recovered from the plague.
  • Baden Wurttemberg increases the military. Karolin is expanded some. St. Mary's hospital grows. Several new universities are founded near Nuremberg. Baden Wurttemberg throws support behind Venice as well.
  • Naples: King Tancred II dies and on his deathbed designates his son Pedro as his successor to the throne. King Pedro III of Savoy, crowns also, Pedro III King of Naples (before Pedro II had ruled 1337-1342). His first action is declared servant of the Catholic Church, and condemns the expanding presence of the Caliphate in the Mediterranean and in the World. King Pedro III requested the entry of Naples (again) to the HRE. The Navy doubles its production, and the Army increases their troops and its armaments. In Crimea Querson port is set without problems by the local government. Removes the technological support to Granada, but remains the military base and trading in Almeria, which houses many troops. The 20,000 soldiers under the command of Prince Felipe who were in Serbia retreat to hear the calls of the inhabitants of the neighbor Bosnia. There are conflicts between leaders' controls, and the group holding the majority makes a call for help. Naples sent his forces and those entering the country to stop the conflict, and the navy blocks the coast. We are asking for help to the Pope for teamwork. In Serbia remains our merchants and leave the government to their own leaders (this way I imagine VENICE, cease to offer my land to all, right?).
  • Savoy: The army and navy increase their numbers. Thanks to the diplomatic work Amadeo of Naples and Yolanda of Lorraine in Provence, will get the first treatment on installing Savoy fleet in Toulon. The King keeps sending spies in search of the Christian Kingdom of Africa. The first voyage of exploration to the south coast of Morocco is a success and brought a lot of information. Born the first son of the King, he baptized him: Manuel. Agnes of Naples, 21 years of age and really beautiful, sister of the King, is looking for a husband!
    • ​Since I (England) claimed Lorraine at first, may I keep it, or at least half of it, under René II?
    • Sure, my friend. René II will rule there in a few years.
  • Palatinate (Vassal of Savoy): Otto von Wittelsbach and Amelia of Naples, give birth to their first daughter, Margaret. The Army recruited troops and traded with the Duchy of Lorraine. Asks the Emperor of the HRE the possibility of becoming Elector.
  • Rajputana continues to improve the infrastructure and expand the military. The Guru's followers continue to remain as faithful as ever even thought he has left to continue his journey. The city of Sanapana grows and prospers.
  • The Caliph begins thinking about acting on retaking the Crimea and the rest of the Maghreb. He begins to urge the provinces, especially those closer to the borders of Islam (and to an even larger level, Rumelia, Georgia, Circassia and Tunis) to start arming up, while those farthest away from conflict are urged to continue building the Caliph's Grand Navy.
  • The Caliphal Province of Egypt continues sending messengers to the West African states, hoping to make at least one of them a vassal within three years. The economy thrives due to good administration by the Coptic economists, whose people continue to grow in the north. The extra money is mostly spent on a strong navy and gifts for the West African states.
  • The Caliphal Province of Hadramaut continues to send emissaries to Zulu and Swahili lands, hoping to spread Islam and the Caliphal rule. Imams and building blocks start to be prepared to build a huge mosque in the Zulu capital.
  • The Caliphal Province of Yemen continues sending gifts to Adal, trying to get them under vassaldom.
  • The Caliphal Province of Syria continues building on the provinces of Antioch, Tripoli and Edessa, while naval power is placed on more importance than the land army. The Syriac population continues to grow and spread out into Palestine and Iraq, growing closer to becoming a plurality.
  • The Caliphal Province of Palestine continues improving fortresses in Tyre, Acre and Jerusalem, while the Gaza one is put under smaller importance. The Syriac population continues to grow in and settle in a few parts of Palestine, while Jews start returning to a small degree. However, they stick to urban areas, and in many cities Arabs continue being the chief ethnicity.
  • Alodia spreads another 2500 sq km into the Nile valley. Attempts at marrying the Funj nobility and have them join together continue.
  • England attempts to reproduce the barque technology. Most engineers and cientist of the King are workin on it. Dublin and the rest of Ireland is redisctricted and organized to hold a strong military presence for the next years.
  • Calais and Pessaro keep supporting Naples. Edmund travels to Vienna. Edmund thinks let Naples join the Empire is a decision important enough to have the Imperial intervention.
  • The Manchurians continue work repairing damage to their infrastructure caused by the war with Korea. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northwards. The Manchurians continue the work of upgrading their navy which had been all but destroyed during the war. The Manchurians begin producing the inventions in the blueprints given to them.
  • Muscovy, upon hearing of the Barque, begins to develop it, though it is estimated to take ten years to get a perfect copy that can then be distributed. Meanwhile, Tsar Ivan III announces the Russian Federation, and resigns to the position of Grand Duke, though he intends to put his name forth for Tsardom over the Federation. Meanwhile, another ten military vessels are produced in the town of Ivangrad, situated on Muscovy's tiny coastline. Five of the vessels are used to send aid to Brandenburg and Venice in case of War with Naples, due to the help Brandenburg has given us in the past.
    • Not a chance. The Barque will require more years for Muscovy since your coastline was just received. May I also ask how you got the designs for the Barque?
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli amps up its military including the building of the Grand Caliphate Fleet of India.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat amps up its military including the building of the Grand Caliphate Fleet of India. Gujarat also builds up its land forces and asks for fellow Caliphate Provinces to send military aid to Gujarat to help them invade Sind.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan amps up its military and helps with the building of the new Grand Caliphate Fleet of India. Deccan diplomats continue negotiations with Vijayanagar to get a non-aggression treaty and a trading pact formed with Vijayanagar and the Caliphate. Deccan also sends troops to Gujarat to station them there for the upcoming invasion of Sind.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman continues to build up its military, and Oman expands northwards along the coast by 4000 sq km as Oman tries to take over the rest of the coastline up to Qoyunlu-held OTL Kuwait. Oman also sends military aid to Gujarat to station Omani troops ready to take part in the invasion of Sind.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah continues expanding to take over more land. This year the province expands 8000 sq km as Shaybah defeats even more of the Bedouin tribes resisting Caliphate rule in the area. Shaybah also sends military aid to Gujarat to station Shaybahan troops so they are ready to take part in the future invasion of Sind.
  • Genoa: The barque is still studied by Bavarian and Italian experts, Spinetta Campofregoso dies and Lodovico Campofregoso is chosen as new Doge. The navy is built up, Genoan forces take over Monaco. The old rulers accept the Genoan authority and surrender, they are able to remain ruling.
  • Tibet: Despite Thunsen Gyatsen's best efforts, the government effectively collapses and new elections will have to be held among the monasteries. Xeu Gyatsen continues education at the national school with very positive results, although some people, including his father, are worried at what will happen to Xeu and the school if a new government comes into power. Since no news has been heard of the war alongside China for several years now, troops there begin to be shifted to other parts of the country and Kashmir. The building of the navy continues, with some ships being shifted to Kashmir.
  • Kashmir: The process of getting the trade route built continues, though rather slowly. Ships are brought into the nation from Tibet.
  • Nepal: The nation starts to build its own army. Monasteries continue to be improved, and funds sent to the diplomats in Kamarupa and the Buddhists there.
  • Milan: The German population in Milan grows, as merchants and others decide to use Milan to transport things between Genoa and Bavaria. also some Swiss migrate to Milan for the same reasons. The army and navy are built up as we see the infidels are now seriously threatening Europe.
  • Asti and Montferrat: The Astian armory get better weapons (army build up), Carlo Gonzaga continues sick and William IX governs both Montferrat and Asti during his sickness. Both states' local merchants are totally integrated into the IMG.
  • Korea continues to expand heavily into the Philippines.
  • The Inca Empire: Increases the size of the army, naval explorations and the ships themselves. The population grows and expands in northern and southern territories.

1485

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When their leader and founder dies, the weak Saami state loses control of the Kola peninsula. His son is able to solidify control over the rest of the Saami nation. The Kalmar Union crumbles, with each nation going their separate ways. The Finns are unable to deal with being left to their own devices and collapse into squabbling city-states.
  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military and also expands more upward the 千島列島 (Chishima Islands) and Ainu still continues to be fought against.
  • The King of Bavaria, Andreas Kribt the II dies late in the night. His son Prince Wilhelm and his wife Sophia of Straubing take the throne. King Wilhelm offically retracts his father's pledge to join any war with Naples citing the damages of war, The need for the HRE to focus on strengthening its borders, and the option to allow Naples to join the HRE. If Naples joins, then the argument over Serbia is invalidated and both parties will be happy. Nassau is officially assimilated into Bavaria proper. Thuringia becomes a vassal of Bavaria. All leaders retain their previous titles and are given the option to marry into the Royal Family. Wilhelm's brother, Adam Kribt is placed in charge over Nassau to ensure a smooth government transition. Bavaria grows the economy in an effort to make it one of the most economically powerful nations in the HRE. King Wilhelm declares that when the next Imperial Election is held he will throw his hat into the ring. The IMG moves into Nassau and Thuringia. More funds are sent to Nuremberg to continue the construction of the Cathedral there. The new King asks for a Papal blessing over His reign as King and over Bavaria. King Wilhelm publically states that the Holy Church remains the ONLY Church of Bavaria. The Papacy will be hard pressed to find a more pious people (Exaggeration, you know how political speeches go). The tariff on Naples is suspended. The New King implores the HRE to abstain from any war because of the delicate situation that the Empire finds itself in. It is much too risky to go to war now, especially with a fellow Christian nation. Trade Routes are expanded into the Russian Federation.
  • Baden-Wurttemberg continues to send funds to Nuremberg. Aid is shipped to Nassau to aid the transition of the government. Karolin grows to 6245 inhabitants.
  • Portugal continues rebulding its army. The barca is still being studied. Meanwhile, Afonso VII dies and the throne passes to his uncle, João, later crowned "João II, King of Portugal, Algarves, Duke Of Coimbra and Lord of Guinea". As he has no male issue, he names Duarte as Prince of Porto until further notice. Meanwhile, while the colony of Cabo Verde grows, though not territorially. Meanwhile, Duarte of Guimarães' wife, Felipa de Macedo, dies after giving birth to a stillborn son.
  • The Manchurians continue work repairing damage to their infrastructure caused by the war with Korea. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward. The Manchurians continue the work of upgrading their navy which had been all but destroyed during the war. The Manchurians continue producing the inventions in the blueprints given to them by the Venetians. The increased availability of books due to the new printing presses leads to a sharp increase in literacy rates. The Manchurian Emperor Furman decides to capitalize on this by starting the construction of a national system of universities. The Manchurians approach the Venetians on the prospects of purchasing European texts from them for said universites.
    • The Venetians promise to try to return as soon as possible.
    • The Manchurians ask that when the Venetians return they bring groups of Manchurian students with them to study in Holy Roman universities.
    • They agree to take 12 since the route back to Venice will be by the uncharted seas.
    • The Manchurians are pleased, as it is hoped to make the lucky students the professors at the first Manchurian university. The Manchurian word "Wēinísī" (or "Venetian") quickly gains popularity as a term denoting a wise or intelligent person.
  • Scotland continues to reconnect and repair the nation after the Irish war. The Scots continue to promote Gaelic in their lands. The capital of Scones is improved, and King John II spends a great deal of money hiring humanist architects to help design his city. The first humanist art is made in Scotland.
  • Inka of Chichen Itza finally persuades Kinich Kakmo to cease expansion on Ceatl and turn his attention toward the collapsed Zapotec city-states. The army is upgraded as well as the navy. The plan: the army goes into the Zapotec villages and cities and offers them stability and riches in return for joining the Mayan Empire (which it is now to be called). They start with the areas near the southeastern-most border, working south.
  • Siam attempts to secure a peace with the alliance offering them half the Malay Peninsula, though plans are being made in the future for its recapture. The settlement of Borneo is intensified. The economy continues to increase as more trade comes into the country.
  • The Venetian merchants reach Korea passing to their Emperor the knowledge of many European technologies. They sail to Japan where they are pleased with the island nation. They show the Shogun the designs and ask to buy the biggest ship Japan has to try to make it home by sea. The merchants were able to obtain a copy of a Chinese map of the Asian Oceans from their exploration voyages and plan to see if there is a route around Africa. They will set sail for Mombasa at the start of the next year stopping at Siam's west coast and then Vijayanagra. Venice continues producing more ships from its arsenals and offers to sell a few of the older Barques for 300 ducats each. Venetian troops march into Bosnia as per the deal with Croatia and Byzantium. There they swiftly restore order by dividing the nation into two - the Orthodox south and Catholic north. In the chaos Venice sneakily annexes the coast of the northern Bosnian state.
    • Shogun Ashikaga Fumikazu thanks the Venetians for the designs and in return, he gives them the largest ship, and also gifts them a few souvenirs and also few Japanese swords (if it's okay).
    • We thank the Japanese for their gifts and since they are the most similar to Venice, we ask to purchase an island near one of their main cities as a trading post for the future.
    • Shogun Ashikaga Fumikazu happily offers them the island of Konohana-ku, Osaka.
  • Byzantine troops enter Belgrade and dethrone the old, senile King. Emperor Ektor's cousin, Stefan takes the throne. Byzantium's army is improved and the arsenal continues under construction. The last of the benemoth castles is completed and Constantinople is re-fortified with two new sets of city wall being built.
  • Croatia tests out its army in the breaking up of the Boznian chaos. Their troops get much needed real combat experience.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia begins working on its navy. Meanwhile more and more Christians see the light in Islam, but not to compare to the amount of Turkish immigrants. Georgia is said to contain at least 30% Muslims due to the occurences.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia continues working on its military. The Circassian economy starts taking up pace again as the province is stabilised.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu continues working on its navy. The population is growing at very rapid rates that leave the proportion of children to adults distorted. Imports from other Provinces happen, also due to the amount of material needed to support.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu continues working on its navy. Here, the population keeps growing at rapid rates, but nowhere as near as West Qoyunlu, which most people jokingly refer to as "The Child's Province".
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq continues working on its navy. Baghdad becomes a very large city, and urbanisation continues.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia continues working on its navy. Many Persians are attracted to the new Persian state transfering much of the Population of East Qoyunlu to Persia.
  • The Caliphate Province of Dulkadir continues working on its army.
  • The Caliphate Province of Ramazan continues working on its navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman continues building its army.
  • The Caliphate Province of Candar continues building its navy.
  • Naples: increases the armament of the army and naval designs gradually improved, and the production of boats doubles. Universities expand much knowledge. The port of Cherson in the Crimea prospers and is gradually recognizing the presence of Naples in the port. Spies from Afica bring more information about the Christian Kingdom, and the King intends to send an embassador undercover to the region, in order to unite more to Christianity. The second trip to the south of Morocco brings more information and news of Portuguese enclaves on that land.
    • Milan: Do you want to arrange a marriage between Ludovico Sforza (Milan's heir, 30 years of age) and your King's sister?.
    • My King accepts this union.
  • Savoy: King of Savoy expands trade to all states of the Empire. He expands the army and navy. The first ship anchors in Toulon, as part of discussions with Provence by Amadeo of Naples. Continues the blockading of Bosnia for the fleet, and the army occupied all the cities of the south including Sarajevo and convincing people to calm the civil fights. It creates a table of dialogue between the factions to decide the future of the country, and also the country's northern invasion by Venice and Croatia. The King of Savoy calls the HRE to stop this senseless invasion (I'm always advocating for the diplomatic way, AND ALSO: Respect the continuity of the post please, for God's sake!).
  • Palatinate: Increases the army and its weaponry.
  • The Zulu Kingdom expands northward on both mainland Africa and Madagascar, which adds to a total amount of 1500 sq mi being added to the Madagascar colony and mainland Zulu. The Zulu Kingdom continues to develop its army and navy and trains its new troops. Contact with Ethiopia and the Caliphate has led to some Zulu natives believing in Islam, but that is only a small amount.
  • The Novgorod Veche, Appalled that Prussians are attacking Novgorodian vessels, uses the issue as a cassus bellum to declare war on the nation. The Novgorodian and Pskovian troops attack, while the Hanseatic Navy, defending its interests because of Prussian (Pirate) attacks, also attacks the coasts and helps the Novgorodian Navy. The Novgorodians ask the Rest of the Russian Federation to follow suit, and not before long, the Grand Council of the Federation decides to declare war on Prussia. (time for chance-Lx (leave me a message) 01:42, October 10, 2012 (UTC))
    • Muscovy declares war on Prussia and sends 20,000 men. Also, Grand Duke Ivan III suggests that Novgorod and Poland take advantage of the Saami/Finnish disarray.
  • Florence's economy and culture prosper as more and more people graduate from its universities. One in particular, a Mario Colombino, seems especially bright in the field of engineering, sketching out ideas for a myriad of machines, several of which the Medici family takes notice of, including a design for an "armoured mechanical chariot" (Da Vinci analogue. As he's apparently been claimed, I figured it seemed plausible that another intelligent inventor could take his place ATL)
  • The Imperial Government issues an immediate crackdown on Greek Fire ownership, severely restricting its production and distribution. The idea behind this is a result of Venice's offer to sell Greek Fire. The Emperor also chastises Venice for offering to sell such a classified weapon. Frederick of Austria's daughter agrees to marry Frederick of Brandenburg. While at a ceremony in Karolin celebrating the Empire, Frederick consults with his friend, the Duke of Florence, who tells him of Colombino's designs. Although skeptical, the Emperor asks that he be kept informed. The Empire increases its military spread, setting up garrisons in Burgundy, Switzerland and Friesland. The Imperial government is still neutral toward the Naples issue, due to the divided nature of the states.
    • We have not sold the secret of Greek Fire to our enemies. We hope that such a gesture of trust to the Asian nations will bind them closer to us.
    • Good. But since we did not know that at the time, production and distribution will still be restricted. What you currently have will not be confiscated, unless you do in fact sell any.
  • Saxony: The Elector invites more intellectuals to the university, and contributes more money to the IMG.
  • Hungary works on building universities near the northern border of their nation.
  • Cyprus continues to develop its army and navy. Due to the increasing demand for education on the island, more schools are opened and another university is built. Cyprus also decides to ask for blueprints of typing machines from whoever will supply them.
  • Holy Caliphate Province of Wallachia: Military buildup continues, and the Wallachian Provincial Army is raised to 85,000 men. Military buildup continues.
  • Holy Caliphate Province of Rumelia: Military buildup continues. The Provincial Army of Rumelia reaches 145,000 men.
  • Holy Caliphate Province of Anatolia: The Army is increased to 165,000 men. The Anatolian Fleet is mobilized. Military buildup continues.
  • Ethiopia: The navy expands to a point that minimal trade with local powers can begin at once, and requests to establish trading posts within Yemen and Oman are sent.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli amps up its military including the building of the Grand Caliphate Fleet of India. They build up land forces as well to help Gujarat invade Sind.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat amps up its military including the building of the Grand Caliphate Fleet of India. Gujarat also builds up its land forces and asks for fellow Caliphate Provinces to send military aid to Gujarat to help them invade Sind. The Caliphate army builds up along the Gujarat-Sind border. The invasion is planned to take place next year.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan amps up its military and helps with the building of the new Grand Caliphate Fleet of India. Deccan diplomats continue negotiations with Vijayanagar to get a non-aggression treaty and a trading pact formed with Vijayanagar and the Caliphate. Deccan also sends more troops to Gujarat to help in the upcoming invasion of Sind.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman continues to build up its military, and Oman expands northward along the coast by 4000 sq km as Oman tries to take over the rest of the coastline up to Qoyunlu-held OTL Kuwait. A group of Nejd politicians ask that Oman now give up their northernmost territory and let the Province of Nejd be formed. The Imamate council agree to it and will let the territory succeed to go and form Nejd Province.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah continues expanding to take over more land. This year the province expands 8000 sq km as Shaybah defeats even more of the Bedouin tribes resisting Caliphate rule in the area.
  • China expands its military after years of inactivity. The economy recovers after a short slump. Plans to invade the Mongols are officially put on hold as China further recovers from the economic and militaristic slump. (Sorry, Tibet. Was in New York.)
  • The Inca Empire: Increases the size of the army, naval explorations and the ships themselves. The population grows and expands in northern and southern territories.
  • Rajputana continues to prosper and the city of Sanapana grows as some rural people move to the city. A growing minority has now converted to follow the path of the Guru. The armies are mustered and expanded in order to possible take advantage of the Muslim invasion of the Sind and gain new territory.
  • Muscovy declares war on Prussia. With Poland and Novgorod, they succeed in overcoming the Prussian defence and swarm into the nation. Meanwhile, another five ships are built at Ivangrad, now the fastest growing town in Muscovy, save Moscow itself. Its vassal Yaroslavl is finally utterly annexed.
    • Does this mean a coalition algorithm?
  • The Korean Emperor declares a series of reforms that will take place within the nation. Further anti-corruption laws are established and a special department of the government is formed to help those who are less fortunate. It is, however, not very effective. Books also start being mass printed due to the printing press they have gotten from Europe. They are printed in Hangul. Hangul starts becoming the main language of the nation, save for a few older officials. The Homestead Act is also passed by the Emperor, which guarantees 40 acres of land on the new land in the Philippines. Settlers in Taiwan decrease as the entire island is converted into a naval base. The Philippines continues to be colonized with even more people moving there due to the newly passed act. The Explorers Corps also continues to be enlarged with ships moving out thousands of miles. However, they find nothing but ocean. Work continues on ships that can reach far into the ocean, to increase trade with Europe and to explore more. Australia and Indonesia continue to be mapped, for perhaps future settlement. Along with the European traders also come the first missionaries from Europe, who start preaching Christianity to the masses. Many who are dissatisfied by Buddhism due to corruption of Buddhist monks in Korea begin to convert to Christianity. However, they are still a very small minority. The newly acquired Manchurian lands continue to be improved with the passing of the Assimilation Act which offers chiefs and heads of the Manchurian people 100 acres of land if they move to either the Philippines or Korea Proper. Many of them take up on the offer, since their lands have been devastated by the three years of war. This severely weakens Manchurian nationalism since they see that their leaders have turned to the Korean side. Korea also continues to work heavily with the Manchurians on their navy, having many training exercises with them. The Manchurian navy becomes better and better, although not up to Korean standards yet. Korea also continues to improve their economy becoming more open toward European traders. Korean traders also start sailing to Europe, where they begin to sell their goods - most specifically silk and traditional swords.
  • The Caliph continues supporting the building of the great Caliphal fleet. At the same time, they also start encouraging "spreading the word of Islam and the Caliphate by peace", by sending missionaries to the East and Africa.
  • The Caliphal Province of Egypt continues sending diplomats over to Western Africa, hoping there's only two years left until the states begin to agree joining the Caliphate or become vassals.
  • The Caliphal Province of Yemen continues spreading influence over Adal.
  • The Caliphal Province of Hadramawt continues preparing in case the Zulu allow them to build a mosque in Khulu. Emissaries to East Africa and Zulu continue.
  • The Caliphal Province of Syria continues to improve its army and build the fortresses. Inspired by the west, plans for building a west-style University of Damascus begin. Syriac population continues to spread and is now very close to becoming the majority, while still moving out into other regions.
  • The Caliphal Province of Palestine continues its army and the fortresses. The Syriac and Jewish population in the cities continue growing, albeit at a smaller pace than in Syria.
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  • Milan: the navy is built up, seeing that the Caliphate is growing up without restrictions and conquering most Muslim world, the Milanese strengthened relations with the French and Provenza, hoping more friendship between France and the HRE will maintain Europe strong enough. The Duke´s son, Ludovico Sforza marries the Naples King´s sister, Agnes of Naples. The Ambrosian University start focusing in sciences, especially if are somehow utilizable to the Duchy.
  • Genoa; the trade navy is build up, some shipbuilders try to replicate the Barque. The anti-Muslim movement grows as most merchants see the infidels as a threat to the economy.
  • Asti and Montferrat: the agriculture and infrastructure are improved. Carlo Gonzaga abdicates the throne for health reasons and William IX is the now Marquiss of Asti, William IX asks the Emperor Frederick to officially declare the existence of the Duchy of Montferrat and Asti, as both states are now under control of the same person, and in the future they will remain as one.

1486

The former Finn territory is divided between the city-states of Turku and Helsinki. The two city-states establish the Grand Duchy of Helsinki and the Republic of Turku. Elias Korhonen is crowned the first Grand Duke of Helsinki, and Oliver Nieminen is elected the first Chancellor of Turku.

Gunnar, the current King of the Saami, officially starts efforts to modernize his nation. He begins the process of transforming the Saami Kingdom from the weak confederation of tribes into a solid nationstate.

  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military and also expands more upward the 千島列島 (Chishima Islands) and Ainu still continues to be fought against. Shogun Ashikaga Fumikazu has the designs be produced and if possible, made slightly better. Books begin to be popular, and Eiko Ayase decides to turn all of Jūzō Ayase's short stories into one book, though his paintings and such are still preserved. Paddle Boats and paper mills powered by water wheels become another interesting and popular to create, and productions of these begin too. Meanwhile, a castle planned out by Satomi Clan begins construction in the area of 高知 (Kōchi), and said castle is to be called 高知城 (Kōchi Castle). The Satomi Clan also plan of another castle somewhere else on Shikoku.
  • Portugal continues rebuilding its army. Meanwhile, João II's eldest daughter, Urraca, is bethroted to Afonso, son of the Duke of Viseu. Meanwhile, the reach of São Jorge da Mina expands by 50 sq km. The colony on Cabo Verde grows. Meanwhile, the barca is still being studied. Meanwhile, Duarte entrusts the command of a maritime expedition to try to find the fabled Kingdom of Prester John to a navigator named Bartolomeu Dias.
  • Naples: Held the first census, under the rule of King Pedro III: the figure rises to three and a half million people between the Italian Peninsula, Sicily, Sardinia and Montenegro. The Army improved their weapons and perform experiments with large guns and firepower. The Navy continues to improve models of ships. Following the new travel policy exploration a fleet ventures farther south of the limits of Morocco and draws maps and brings samples and information about the area. The secret ambassador sent in search of African Christian Kingdom, obtains data from a place called Ethiopia, but is forced to go back and give the details to the King, who promises to send an expedition more prepared for next year. The post of Querson expands into the city limits and a Neapolitan Prefect get a spot on the local audience. Montengro acquires autonomy, similar to that of a ducat Duchy. The Order of the Knights of Malta is installed in Almeria. The King asks again (again) to be part of the HRE.
    • Similar to a WHAT? Ducat is a type of money ...
    • Duchy? Maybe he used a translator (both words are the same in Spanish "Ducado")
    • LOL, sorry. Yes, it's Duchy XD
  • Savoy: More troops are recruited to the army and the fleet has the freedom to anchor in the ports of Toulon and Marseille in Provence. Humanist ideas spread throughout the Kingdom, as well as technological advances are slowly emerging. Turin Archbishop Antonio Galeni, asks the blessing of the Pope and the Emperor to travel to the Far East and bring the Christian religion to such lands. The positions occupied in Bosnia (over 60% of the country) are secured by the army and fortified, until restore order. Is installed provisional government in Sarajevo. Prince Felipe of Naples (younger brother of the King), 25 years of age, is looking for wife.
  • Palatinate: Relations between the ruling family, Wittelsbach/Naples and the Duchy of Lorraine are excellent. And on the advice of the Duchess of Lorraine, an ambassador is sent to the Imperial Court, to address the issue of converting the Duke of Palatinate - an Elector of the HRE.
  • Korea continues to expand heavily into the Philippines. The Homestead Act is continued, and is even expanded further. Every person who moves into the Philippines now receives monetary compensation. Everyone who already moved receives monetary compensation as well. Assimilation continues in Manchuria, and Korean culture begins to move into Manchuria Proper. Christianity continues to spread among the common people, although it now faces some resistance from some of the more senior Buddhist leaders. Korean merchants continue traveling to Europe, and vice versa. The army continues to be modernized. Books continue to be mass printed, although they are mainly religious texts of Buddhism. Some secular books, however, start to be printed, including a guide on farming.
  • The Imperial government denies Milan's request, stating that the territorial divisions of the Empire are set, and will not change (you can still have influence, however). About ten more barges and galleys are constructed and outfitted with cannon and fire throwers. In a meeting with the Grandmaster of the Knights Hospitallier, Frederick offers them further protection in return for the order's service to the Empire. Pleased with these terms, and still in debt to Frederick, he accepts, and the knights are integrated into a special section of the army. The military is expanded by two battalions, and the army reaches a size of about 75,000 soldiers in total. Diplomats start negotiating with Provence, hoping to get the nation to rejoin the Empire, playing on mutual trade, similar history and the Muslim threat as reasons for joining.
    • I don't quite understand what you are saying. These negotiations are for Provence to rejoin the Empire, not to have a diplomatic union.
    • Milan's request was for France and Provence to rejoin/join the Empire. d'Asti and Montferrat are fine.
    • I was confused, never mind. Also, about the Imperial Fleet, remember that if a war begins the entire Genoan fleet will be put under the Imperial authority during the conflict.
    • Otto von Wittelsbach requested an interview to discuss converting the Duke of Palatinate, an Elector of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • Uzun Hassan, Sultan of the Qoyunlus dies.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia begins working on its navy. Meanwhile, more and more Christians see the light in Islam, but not to compare to the amount of Turkish immigrants. Georgia is said to contain at least 31% Muslims due to the occurences. Many Christians convert to Islam with the Georgian gov't giving them money to do so.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia continues working on its military. The Circassian economy starts taking up pace again as the province is stabilised. Bezar mourns his brother Uzun's, death.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu continues working on its navy. The population is growing at very rapid rates that leave the proportion of children to adults distorted. Muhammad bin Marwan, the first son of the Caliph and Hassan's sister, takes power in West Qoyunlu. He is coronated at ten years of age.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu continues working on its navy. Here, the population keeps growing at rapid rates, but nowhere as near as West Qoyunlu, which most people jokingly refer to as "The Child's Province". Mahmoud bin Marwan, son of Marwan and Hassan's sister, takes power in East Qoyunlu. He is coronated at nine years of age.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq continues working on its navy. Baghdad becomes a very large city, and urbanisation continues. Ibrahim bin Marwan takes power, while sending blessings to his twin who takes power in Persia. He is coronated at six years of age.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia continues working on its navy. Many Persians are attracted to the new Persian state transferring much of the Population of East Qoyunlu to Persia. Abdullah bin Marwan takes power in Persia, and sends his blessings to his twin in Iraq. He is also coronated at six years of age.
  • The Caliphate Province of Dulkadir continues working on its army.
  • The Caliphate Province of Ramazan continues working on its navy.
  • Copy and pasting again. Isn't this supposed to be punished?
  • If you read any of the above you know you'd be lying, but I guess you didn't. There just isn't much to say about the smaller provinces, so I left those the same.
  • How am I lying? And also, I believe a mod posted that statement a few turns ago some time ago, and even the smallest states can have important things happen in them.
  • Yeah, that's because I was copying and pasting. This is not the scenario ... And yes they do, but it is tiring to write, so I only write major events. As you may read above.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman continues building its army.
  • The Caliphate Province of Candar continues building its navy.
  • Venice continues naval expansion. The merchants leave Japan by sea stopping at Hangzhou (where they pick up 12 Manchurian students), Malacca, Colombo and then Mombasa. With the Chinese invention of the compass for navigation, the merchants believe they should be able to round Africa, they sail south and make contact with the Zulu nation. Meanwhile, Venice consolidates its hold on Catholic Bosnia which joins Croatia after the Croatian Duke visits the nation and sweet-talks a few of the higher nobility.
  • The Byzantine army remains stationed in Serbia watching the events unfolding in Bosnia with interest. The refortification of Constantinople continues with two new walls under heavy construction. Thousands of craftsmen are sent to the city to work. Two new forts are also built on the Bosphorus.
  • Croatia is able to annex Northern Bosnia with Naples controlling the Southern half of the nation. Croatia changes its name to West Slavia to better represent the nationalities it holds. Croatia continues to recruit more people into its army.
  • The Mayan Empire continues peaceful annexation of unorganized Zapotec Territories. They continue to move south toward Panama. The navy and army are upgraded by the trio.
  • Hungary begins to invest on the military research and new tactics.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. The Cypriot King also decides to stimulate the economy by starting olive growing. The first crop is tiny, so it is only sold to the Cyprian upper class.
  • Poland decides to preserve energy for now by only supplying the Novgorodians and Muscovites. King Casimir falls ill and dies. His oldest son Albert takes the throne of Poland and he develops the military.
  • The Duchy of Lithuania's noble council elects another noble of the Jagiellon family to the throne. Duke Michael takes over the nation and is quick to supply troops to the invasion of Prussia.
  • Ruthenia's noblity elects Michael to its throne as well. The nation supplies the Russian attack on Prussia.
  • Ukraine's noble council elects Albert to their throne. They work on developing their navy and ask Muscovy for a joint invasion of the Khanate to their south in the late 1490s. They prepare their army for that war ... Ukraine is only able to send grain to the war frontier as the distance prevents much else.
  • The Lakota: The Lakotan settlers continue to expand 50 km to the west. Military is improved and more scouts are sent out.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat amps up its military including the building of the Grand Caliphate Fleet of India. Gujarat also declares war on Sind on behalf of the Caliphate and leads the Caliphate forces to invade Sind. Troops from across the Caliphate take part in the invasion.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli amps up its military including the building of the Grand Caliphate Fleet of India, which with Gujarat currently invading Sind, Koli becomes the main base of operations for building the Grand Fleet of India after Koli built a new naval base for the fleet at Bhavnagar in the Gulf of Khambhat.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan amps up its military and helps with the building of the new Grand Caliphate Fleet of India including building the naval base at Bhavnagar. Deccan diplomats continue negotiations with Vijayanagar to get a non-aggression treaty and a trading pact formed with Vijayanagar and the Caliphate, but Deccan is starting to become annoyed at the slow place of the talks. Deccan also sends more troops to Gujarat to help them invade Sind.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman continues to build up its military, and Oman expands inland by 4000 sq km, too. After hearing about the Venetian expedition to China, Oman decides to lead a Caliphate fleet to go to far Eastern Asia to explore the region and spread the glory of Islam. The fleet is made and the best Imams, soldiers and sailors of the Caliphate are called to take part in the great expedition to spread the glory of Islam. The expedition is scheduled to start next year.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd begins expanding inland to take over the Nejd itself. The province expands inland by 4000 sq km which is quite small but the provincial government decides that work needs to focus on the building of more infrastructure and making the provincial capital of Khafji more capital-like.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah continues expanding to take over more land. This year the province expands 8000 sq km as Shaybah defeats even more of the Bedouin tribes resisting Caliphate rule in the area. The Shaybah Emir recognises that he soon has to stop expanding because it has been decided that Nejd Province will get most of the inland region of the Arabian peninsula but the Emir is a bit annoyed as the actual cost of giving up that much land sets in.
  • Saxony: The Electorate trains its army in new tactics and continues attracting intellectuals to the Dresden University.
  • Bavaria officially endorses Naples' bid to join the HRE. Nassau finalizes its assimilation as a province of Bavaria. King Wilhelm announces with great joy the birth of a daughter and a son from his wife. The daughter's name is Veronica and his son's name is Fredrick. In a surprising move King Wilhelm appoints Veronica as the heir apparent due to the sickly nature of Fredrick. Many of Fredrick's trainers fear he will not live long. The economy is updated and improved with the creation of the Bancgroup of Bavaria. The IMG founds the The Bank Imperial of the Holy Roman Empire. Its first branches will be Karolin, Vienna, Venice, Milan, Munich, and Nuremberg with plans to open branches in Thuringia, Brandenburg and Calais.
  • Baden-Wurttemberg continues to expand the military. Both the Imperial Bank and the Bank of Bavaria begin to build in Nuremberg and Stuttgart. The Imperial Trade Fleet requests access to the Nord See from the Russian Federation. A request to operate in the English Channel is also proposed to England.
    • What is the Nord see? I searched and found nothing. The North Sea is between Great Britain and Norway, and has nothing to do with Russia.
    • Excuse me - Nord See is German for the North Sea, but that is not what I meant, I had actually meant the Baltic Sea. (Ost See)
  • Brandenburg continues building up its army and navy. Brandenburg declares war on Prussia for the old wars and such, and not supporting Russia. This is a declaration of war. Frederick of Brandenburg is still looking for a wife (I think) and so on, so forth.
  • Aragon continues building up its army and navy. Aragon sends supplies to Brandenburg and the Russians, against Prussia. Aragon asks to join the HRE since it is in union with Brandenburg, which is in the HRE.
  • The Manchurians continue work repairing damage to their infrastructure caused by the war with Korea. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward. The Manchurians continue the work of upgrading their navy which had been all but destroyed during the war. The Manchurians continue producing the inventions in the blueprints given to them by the Venetians.
  • Milan: the national infrastructure is built up, more roads, houses, barracks, armories, schools, hospitals, etc. The Ambrosian University continues focusing in sciences, especially if they are somehow utilizable to the Duchy.
  • Genoa; The trade navy is built up, some shipbuilders try to replicate the Barque. The Genoan Banks start growing in importance in French and Italian territories.
  • Asti and Montferrat: The army is improved, some soldiers volunteer to the Imperial Army hoping to serve the Empire, but most of them continue serving William IX of Montferrat, and the Sforza House.
  • Rajputana launches its own invasion of the Sind in hopes of gaining a little more land but allows the Caliphate to capture most of the nation to prevent a conflict. Trade routes grow and the city of Sanapana prospers.
  • Tibet: Thunsen Gyatsen is re-elected, with the new government even more unstable than the last. The government offers to send aid to Rajputana for their invasion of the Sind. The navy-building stalls a bit but continues. Tibet starts to send aid to Buddhist rebellion-factions in Kamarupa, and negotiates with the government about the treatment of the Buddhists. The "waiting for the war" in the north officially ends until the Ming Dynasty is heard from again, with there apparently being a recession, though part of the army remains there to protect against possible Mongol attacks.
  • Kashmir: Negotiations with Punjab and the Delhi Sultanate over the route south are going slow, though some trade routes are being built along the border between Punjab and Delhi. More monasteries are built near the south border.
  • Nepal: The nation, like Tibet, sends aid to the Buddhist factions in Kamarupa. Roads between Kashmir and Nepal are improved.
  • Papal States: Pope Felix VI continues promoting a peaceful and healthy way to settle the tension between Naples and the Venetian coalition, though continues to SECRETLY support Venice. The Pope, being relatively young in age, considers traveling to Byzantine or even Venice (his home country and even birthplace) to meet the fellow Catholic citizens and promote peaceful relations between Catholics. The venture would then bring him to Antalya, in order to finally visit the newest Papal settlement. Meanwhile, in order to ensure a possible war does not spread to the States of the Church, Felix authorizes a boost of military and naval funding.
    • No tension anymore. Also: Turin Archbishop Antonio Galeni, asks the blessing of the Pope and the Emperor to travel to the Far East and bring the Christian religion to such lands.
  • The Novgorodian and Coalition Forces crash into Prussian lines, decimating all forces, until the capital is reached. The siege lasts for less than a week before the city falls. The Prussian Navy is destroyed and Prussia is now under the occupation of Russia and Brandenburg.
  • The Inca Empire: Increases the size of the army, naval explorations and the ships themselves. The population grows and expands in northern and southern territories, the ocupation of all the south is done.

1487

Attempts by the Saami King to centralize his nation fail for the most part, as the tribes still value their autonomy.

I'm sorry, but the population of the Saami areas is just too small for them to form any centralized nation very soon, it would take like a century for them to become modern.

What would happen if the Saami would solidify their holdings to just their portions of OTL Finland? And what can I do to properly combat autonomist sentiments and low population?

Concentrating the centralization could probably work. Other than that, maybe you could find some method that the Saami could discover to get more food and have them discover it in a moderator event.

  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military and also expands more upward the 千島列島 (Chishima Islands) and Ainu still continues to be fought against. Books, Paddle Boats and paper mills powered by water wheels rise in popularity and continue being made. Meanwhile, the Satomi Clan continues construction of the 高知城 (Kōchi Castle).
  • The Mayan Empire continues stabilization of the Zapotec city-states by annexation. The army and navy are upgraded in case things turn violent.
  • Naples: The army is working on plans for a uniform. The Navy is already very close to completing their own Barcas from Venetian designs, and improved somewhat. A new exploration reaches the African coast farther south than previous trips, and plans to build an advance post for the following year, for which it hopes to have the assistance of the Portuguese who are already in the area . Ambassador Alejandro Pacini after a long and dangerous journey through the lands of the Caliphate, where he traveled undercover, reached the lands of the Christian Kingdom of Ethiopia, presented greetings and gifts from King Pedro III of Savoy, King of Naples, Protector of the Holy Catholic Church, etc, etc (many etc) ... choose to stay in the country and sent news to Naples. Increases products trade in Crimea. Almeria is fully occupied by the troops of the Order of Malta, no opposition found from local forces and the population.
  • Savoy: Held the first census of the Kingdom: 885,000 inhabitants. The army grows and borders are fortified. Increased trade with neighboring countries, as well as cultural exchange. The fleet increased his production, and the bases of Toulon and Marseille in Provence now allow the presence of soldiers. Amadeo Naples is part of the governing council of Provence, along with Yolanda de Lorraine, while in the Duchy of Lorraine is temporarily ruling René son of Yolanda. Archbishop Antonio Galeni march to the Far East carrying his entourage in the hope of Christianizing these lands. In Bosnia, the situation is peaceful and after much deliberation these lands choose to have the protection of the House of Naples/Savoy (75% of the country, the other 25% of the north became part of Croatia): Bosnia joins Montengro and become the Kingdom of Bosnia-Montenegro, under the leadership of Felipe I (Felipe is still looking for a wife, is 26 years of age, and younger brother of the King of Savoy).
  • Palatinate: Otto von Wittelsbach travels to the Emperor's Court, and requests an interview to discuss converting the Duke of Palatinate, an Elector of the Holy Roman Empire, putting aside past problems and looking for a new future.
    • Please stop bolding In-character text, only OOC should be bolded to avoid confusion
  • Korea: Korea continues to modernize. The economy continues to improve as small mines are opened up in the northern part of the country, where coal is discovered. They begin to use the coal to both heat homes and to smelt metals. The armed forces continues to go through modernization, being equipped with several guns. Korea also continues to expand heavily into the Philippines.
  • Portugal continues rebuilding its army. Meanwhile, Eleanor of Viseu gives birth to twins. They are named João, and Maria, respectively. João is soon after named Prince of Porto, and thus, heir presumptive of the crown. Meanwhle, the reach of the feitoria of São Jorge da Mina expands by 50 sq km. Meanwhile, a village developed inside the fortress of the feitoria, mostly inhabitated by natives, and divided into two parts, is granted an "carta de foral". Meanwhile, João II sends two explorers, Pero de Covilhã and Afonso de Paiva, on the objective of learning where cinnamon and other spices can be found, and discovering the land of Prester John.
  • Scotland has by now incorporated the newly gained Irish territories well into the Kingdom. The Scots begin to work on their navy, hoping to modernize it. King John continues to improve the city of Scone, though the city of Edinburgh is also improving even without the King's help. The Scots also are greatly concerned with improving their connections with the rest of Europe, and they ask the Portuguese for a trade connection.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia begins working on its navy. Meanwhile, more and more Christians see the light in Islam, but not to compare to the amount of Turkish immigrants. Georgia is said to contain at least 35% Muslims due to the occurences. Many Christians convert to Islam with the Georgian gov't giving them money to do so.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia continues working on its military. The Circassian economy starts picking up pace again as the province is stabilised. Bezar continues to mourn his brother Uzun's, death.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu continues working on its navy. The population is growing at very rapid rates that leave the proportion of children to adults distorted. Muhammad marries a woman by the name of Sophia, from the Cossack dependancy. Meanwhile, West Qoyunlu declares war on Crimea.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu continues working on its navy. Here, the population keeps growing at rapid rates, but nowhere as near as West Qoyunlu, which most people jokingly refer to as "The Child's Province". Mahmoud sends an invitation to his brother Muhammad for a party.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq continues working on its navy. Baghdad becomes a very large city, and urbanisation continues. Ibrahim reaches full maturity after facing the difficulties of governing so many ethnic groups.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia continues working on its navy. Many Persians are attracted to the new Persian state transferring much of the Population of East Qoyunlu to Persia. Abdullah is under much influence of his mother.
  • The Caliphate Province of Dulkadir continues working on its army.
  • The Caliphate Province of Ramazan continues working on its navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman continues building its army.
  • The Caliphate Province of Candar continues building its navy.
  • Genoa: Genoan merchants go help Brandenburg against the Prussians with some supplies. The navy is built up and more French, German and Italian mercenaries (this is my equivalent of a temporary military build up) are hired for secret reasons. The barque is still studied by merchants.
  • Rajputana continues the invasion of Sind facing minimal resistance with most of their army still in the south after the Muslim attack (Algorithm please). Rajputana thanks Tibet for the aid and works on the road to the north.
  • The Emperor of China passes away. A search for an illegitimate son is conducted. A new one is found and assumes the title of Emperor of China. Exploration is resumed and methods on rounding south Africa is searched for, along with new islands in the Pacific.
  • The Zulu Kingdom continues to expand northward along the coast of Africa, adding 1500 sq mi to the country. In Madagascar, the colony is expanded along the coast of Madagascar, and construction of wooden houses. The Zulu Navy begins to expand using wood, which allows for the Zulu to make bigger boats for the navy.
  • Burgundy: Charles, seeing that he controls two Duchies, begins attempting a unification process and continues the invasion of Munster. The fleet continues exploring the northern seas and the Canarian Islands population continues increasing and populating the islands. An alliance is asked with Austria and the Emperor is asked to mediate the Munster sovereignty.
  • We are all in the Empire, therefore we all aid each other, so an alliance is not needed. I also will not aid any wars at this time.
  • The Imperial government, now realising that its chance for gaining the other states under its control are realised, sets up Imperial offices in each state, increasing the presence of the representative government. The 4th Army, along with the 12th Landsnekct battalion, are tasked with ending the remaining civil disorder in the Empire. They immediately squash disorder in Hessen, Bremen and Magdeburg. Negotiations with Provence are going very smoothly, and the leader of Provence is expected to make his decision next year.
    • That is why you must read the post, you may been doing something that you can't ... Emperor, read please ...
  • Cyprus continues to build its army and military. (Can I please get my colony status updated?) The olive crop is larger than last time, but not enough to export. The Cyprian King's son, Prince John, is currently 12 years of age and is continuing his studies magnificently. Princess Helen has just started her studies.
  • Tibet: Thunsen Gyatsen and the government continue to try to improve the situation in Kamarupa, with tensions between the Buddhists, whose activities center around Thimphu, and the central government, continually increasing. Nepal and Tibet continue to send aid to the Buddhists, in case war does break out. Tibet's own government is also unstable, with some fearing it may collapse less than two years after its inauguration. Kashmir continues to build the trade route to Rajputana, but problems are run into often. The construction of the boats for the navy continues, albeit slowly.
  • Siam continues rearming itself. The economy continues to become more trade oriented, and the expansion of the Borneo settlers continues.
  • Holy Caliphate Province of Wallachia: Military build-up continues, and the Wallachain Provincial Army is raised to 125,000 men. Military build-up continues.
  • Holy Caliphate Province of Rumelia: Military build-up continues. The Provincial Army of Rumelia reaches 175,000 men.
  • Holy Caliphate Province of Anatolia: The Army is increased to 225,000 men. The Anatolian Fleet is mobilized. Military build-up continues.
  • Saxony: The army is sent on a small training exercise in Anhalt (the Principality which is a vassal of Saxony and is ruled by the brother of the Elector). The university begins attracting some relatively well-known intellectuals, and a lot of theologians.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat defeats the main Sind army and Gujarat now controls the southern portion of Sind. After Sind delegates meet with Gujarat to discuss peace, a peace treaty is signed. However, Gujarat look to Rajputana who are now invading Sind as well, and some members of the Gujarat military think that aid should be sent to Rajputana to help them defeat Sind. As this issue is discussed, Gujarat go about integrating the new Sind territory into the rest of Gujarat Province.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli amps up its military including the building of the Grand Caliphate Fleet of India. With the war in Sind over, Koli troops start returning home. The Grand Fleet of India is completed and its admirals set up office in the Bhavnagar naval base in the Gulf of Khambhat.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan amps up its military and they build a sister naval base for the Grand Caliphate Fleet of India. The base is built on the opposite side of the Gulf of Khambhat at Hazira near Surat. Deccan diplomats continue negotiations with Vijayanagar to get a non-aggression treaty and a trading pact formed with Vijayanagar and the Caliphate, but Deccan is starting to become annoyed at the slow place of the talks. Deccan considers pulling out of talks. Most Deccanese troops return home from Sind but some remain in Sind to help Gujarat establish control over their new territory.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman continues to build up its military, and Oman expands inland by 4000 sq km, too. The Caliphate expedition to East Asia sets off this year as well, with the fleet reaching the new Caliphate naval bases in the Gulf of Khambhat by the end of the year. The next stop is Vijayanagar and Sri Lanka, before touring the rest of the Indian and Burmese coastline.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd begins expanding inland to take over the Nejd itself. The province expands inland by 4000 sq km which is quite small but the provincial government decides that work needs to focus on the building of more infrastructure and making the provincial capital of Khafji more capital-like.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah continues expanding to take over more land. This year the province expands 6000 sq km. Shaybah settlers in the new areas begin putting sand into bags to clear the sand away to build their new homes, but it soon dawns on them that these sand bags make great temporary walls. Some Shaybah soldiers pick up on this, and begin using them as moveable cover in battle. These sand bags are used effectively in a battle against a Bedouin raider tribe, after the small squad of troops build up a temporary base using sand bags to fire their arquebuses from behind.
  • Inca Empire: The northem zones will become a part of the Empire in a two or three years, The Inca Huayna Capac get sick, and his son's travel to Cusco, the capital, to discuss the succession. In the North Sea, an expedition reaches a group of islands with a large variety animal (OTL Galapagos), and also because these trips are aware of a great Kingdom which lies far north ... call themselves Mayans ...
  • The Caliph continues encouraging the Great Fleet and the spread of missionaries to the East and South.
  • The Caliphal Province of Egypt continues sending gifts and diplomats to Wolof and Mali, hoping next year they'll at last agree to join the Caliphate as a vassal or directly. Naval armup continues.
  • The Caliphal Province of Syria continues work on the Fortresses and starts work on the University of Damascus. Syriac population has by now become a majority, and they continue moving to other regions.
  • The Caliphal Province of Palestine continues working on fortresses. The Jews and Syriacs continue growing to a level in the cities.
  • The Caliphal Province of Hadramwt continues sending missionaries to the Swahili states.
  • The Caliphal Province of Yemen continues exerting its influence over the Kingdom of Adal.
  • Alodia continues spreading, expanding 2500 sq km northward, whilst the process of union with Funj continues.
  • Venice continues naval expansion with more ships being built. The arsenals have produced the Duke's quota of 100 barques and he send ten on an expedition to reach around Africa if possible. As they sail past OTL Namibia at the end of the year they bump into the merchants from Asia. The expedition begins to return to Venice as quickly as possible. Venice begins the construction of a fort where the Siena exclave once was.
  • The Byzantine Empire finishes construction on its new arsenal in Piraeus. The last forts are completed and the ones in Constantinople are under heavy construction. The Byzantine Empire offers naval protection to Cyprus. The Byzantine Empire acquires the printing press and constructs a few in Athens and Constantinople. Serbia remains under the rule of Emperor Ektor's cousin and he is asked to extend his influence to the Serbians in Orthodox Bosnia.
  • Croatia continues military development and consolidates its hold on the northern 35% of Bosnia.
  • Efforts are put into recuperating military forces and the occupation of Prussia. A formal agreement is not reached. The Novgorodians are getting worried about the Khanate`s forces in Crimea, viewing it as another step toward the invasion of Russia. Meanwhile, Russian lands become a refuge for Cossacks that do not want to live under Islam.
  • Bavaria appoints Leonard Karter as head of the newly formed Bavarian Banking Commission, which will oversee the construction and security of all banking establishments in Bavaria. The economy continues to expand. Thuringia is officially recognized as a vassal to Bavaria. Arsenals begin construction in Munich and Nuremberg. A blueprint for a massive Imperial bank is sent to Karolin. The Imperial Trade Fleet is getting close to making its own version of the barque from reverse engineering a few Venitian Barques that were purchased from Venice for use in the Fleet. A small segment of the Fleet flies Caliphate colors and has begun to harass Caliphate shipping in the Med. (Secret) and manages to damage several ships and sink one.
  • Baden-Wurttemberg expands industry. Karolin begins to construct the Imperial Bank HQ from the blueprints provided by Bavaria.
  • Thuringia expands infrastructure and formally aknowledges Bavarian leadership. The nation's economy starts improving as shipments from the IMG begin to flow into Thuringia. A large Arsenal begins construction in the capital of Erfurt.
  • Muscovy, having seized Prussia with the allies, now begins to go back to development, specifically that of the economy, but also with the military. Meanwhile, a population boom occurs, which is expected to double Muscovy's population over the next ten years. At Ivangrad, another four ships are produced.
  • The Manchurians continue work repairing damage to their infrastructure caused by the war with Korea. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward. The Manchurians continue the work of upgrading their navy which had been all but destroyed during the war. The Manchurians continue producing the inventions in the blueprints given to them by the Venetians.
  • Milan: the navy and army are build up, the ships are ready in Corsica to navigate to Iberia, to fight the enemies of the Saviour. Francesco Sforza sends a secret message to Naples asking full cooperation against the Iberian infidels, the same message is repeated to the Papal States, hoping the Papal forces will fight with us against the infidels or at least bless our Cruzade for Iberia.
  • Asti and Montferrat: the nation's economy starts improving thanks to the IMG, A large Arsenal begins construction in the capital of Erfurt.
  • Papal States: The Pope is pleased that the tensions in the Mediterranean have settled, and the nations may continue to prepare for any Caliphate aggression. As promised, the Pope visits his hometown of Venice, and meets many of the citizens. He blesses those in poverty, and promises that God will bless them and answer their prayers. He is also pleased to see the increased Catholic influence in the Balkans. He continued his voyage, reaching Antalya in May, and visits the cathedrals, churches and statues that have been built in the honour of the States of the Church. He realizes much must be done to fortify the borders, else the city will be engulfed by the Ottoman Province.
  • Ethiopia: The Ethiopians colonize large stretches of land in Eritrea, continuing their plans to spread the One True Faith of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit to the savage natives of the land around them. They build monasteries throughout the recently colonized land, and teach Ge'ez to the inhabitants to spread the culture of Ethiopia to these peoples.

1488

The Saami sell some of their northern and western territories to the Norwegians and the Swedes. Most of the Saami population of these areas move to the territory that the Saami nation reatains. Saami King Gunnar takes the opportunity to begin the construction of new cities to house the people, and to re-introduce a more moderate form of his plans for modernization with greater success. NOTE: This means the Saami Kingdom has been slimmed down mostly to OTL Northern Finland and Karelia

But what about Karelia?

I said "mostly northern Finland". They have the OTL northern and western borders of Finland now.

I know, but to who Karelia was sold? it doesn't look like it would be connected with Norway, nor Sweden

I said northern and western territories. Karelia is in the east. What I effectively sold were the territories that were part of OTL Norway and Sweden. Karelia wasn't in the deal. Again I must say that it is in the wrong direction.

Karelia isn't a part of OTL Finland, and it wasn't lost when they lost Kola. To where it goes?

I've included Karelia in their territory and I'm going to slowly work on them regaining Kola. I'm hoping to have the foundation of a stable government in place by the time 1500 rolls around.

  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military and also expands more upward the 千島列島 (Chishima Islands) and Ainu still continues to be fought against. Books, Paddle Boats and paper mills powered by water wheels rise in popularity and continue being made. Meanwhile, the Satomi Clan continues construction of the 高知城 (Kōchi Castle). Later, a new branch of Shintoism is establish, called Mikoism, and this new branch of Shintoism can convert people, similar to Buddhism. Shogun Ashikaga Fumikazu decides to have some special ships built and wishes to spread Buddhism and Shintoism around to non East and South-east Asian areas.
  • Portugal continues rebulding its army, and the barca is still being studied. Some progress is made there. Meanwhile, a expedition led by Bartolomeu Dias launched in late 1487, having already reached the Golfo da Conceição (OTL Walvis Bay) in December of 1487, Dias continues east and enters what he names Aguada de São Brás (OTL Mossel Bay) on 3 February, after having rounded OTL Cape of Good Hope at a considerable distance. Dias' expedition reaches its farthest point on 12 March, when they anchor at the mouth of a river, which is called Rio do Infante, where a padrão is erected. The expedition then turns back, and the cape that they had crossed before getting there is discovered, and named Cabo das Tormentas. Dias only returns in December. Meanwhile, the expedition of Afonso de Paiva and Pero de Covilhã proceeds. After getting to Aden (having reached there by land from Alexandria), along the way, being disguised as merchants, they split, with Paiva going west, to Abyssinia, and Covilhã going east, to India. Covilhã reaches OTL Calicut by the end of the year. Meanwhile, they offer Naples help with building their planned trading post on the African coast.
  • Naples: The army is no longer made up of mercenaries, as the high command of the troops, all are pertaining to the Kingdom of Naples or Savoy. The Marina is about to complete his first Barque, and began to experiment with new models of large wineries. In the confusion of the fall of Crimea, the army handles the entire city of Querson and earn 100 additional km perimeter. The journey of exploration and settlement programmed successfully travels and settles in the estuary of a river called Esperanza (Hope) (OTL San Pedro, Ivory Coast). Installs a regular transport of these regions to the Kingdom, with the help of Portugal.
  • Savoy: The Marina occupies all ports of Provence, and King Pedro III accepted a post in the governing council of the Duchy, now that the throne is in dispute between the heiress Yolanda of Lorraine and a French nobleman. The army ordered a mobilization and preparations for a conflict in the next two years. Arrive the news of the Kingdom of Ethiopia, and the King agrees to send more embassies in the following year. Also birth of Victor and Enrico, twins.
  • Palatinate: Birth of Frederick, the second son of Duke Otto and Amelia. An incident occurs between soldiers on Metz border. The Duke Otto demands a monetary compensation for the incident.
  • Bosnia-Montenegro: King Felipe I started building churches, linking the cities with roads, builds irrigation, and initiates the formation of an army. He marries the young Erika Mihajlovic, and initiates the House Naples/Mihajlovic.
  • Cyprus declines the Byzantine offer, however, will accept a naval base on Cyprus by the Byzantinians. Cyprus also requests a trade agreement with the Byzantine Empire. Cyprus continues to develop its army and navy. The olive crop continues to prosper.
  • Muscovy continues to develop the military and the economy. The first Barque is produced in Moscow, and is swiftly distributed to the Royal Honourable Artillery. At Ivangrad, another seven ships are produced, bringing the total up to 67 military and over 500 merchant vessels. Muscovy's trade, as a result, grows with the Med.
    • It was already established that it would take longer than that for any nation to make a Barque, let alone Muscovy, whose coastline is newly gained and not even in a good position.
    • But other nations have it. And in that case why was the rest of my post (which refered not to Barques) deleted?
  • The Manchurians continue work repairing damage to their infrastructure caused by the war with Korea. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward. The Manchurians continue the work of upgrading their navy which had been all but destroyed during the war. The Manchurians continue producing the inventions in the blueprints given to them by the Venetians.
  • In the Mayan Empire, more military and naval expansion commences as more expansion continues in the south.
  • Siamese construction of the new capital is nearing completion. The Siamese continue rebuffing the military for the revenge war against Malacca. Settlement of Borneo is heavily increased. Cambodia finally becomes a vassal of Siam with the pro-Siamese faction in power. The trade with Siamese neighbors increases and the hope to use this as a way to isolate Malacca in the future. The navy is rebuilt and plans to improve the junk design are made. An alliance with Japan is requested to secure a strong ally in the future.
    • Shogun Ashikaga Fumikazu happily accepts Siam's offer of alliance.
  • In a shocking move, the signitaries of the Hindustani Defence Treaty unite. This is mainly thought to be the work of the newly established Maharaja who came to power two years ago in Vijaynagar. As the states begin to unite, it is ordered that a new capital be built to symbolize the unity between the three peoples of Hindustan. A new army is begun to be made, with all threee of the previous armed forces to be united. This will give the Hindustanis the greatest size of force ever yieleded in the area. The new soldiers are to be made permanent and the army numbers to over a million. The Maharaja of Vijaynagar is unanimously elected the Maharaja of Hindustan, as the other two were seen by the subjects of the court to to be strong-willed enough for the job. The Maharaja continues the work of the previous Maharaja, and a new fleet of ships is build to traverse the world. All this will initially be funded by treasury but it is hoped that the explorers would be able to gain new sources of revenue. Half of the ships are back with spices, while the remainder are military protection vessels and scientific/research vessels. The ships set off to explore the world in mid-year. Meanwhile, the army is used to expand 15000 km into the civil disarray into the north and bring order and Hinduism to the area. This area will first be seen as a territory before being given full citizenship status. The Maharaja is also looking to take a wife from one of is surrounding, still Hindu Kingdoms and looks east, to Bengal.
    • Siam sends a diplomat to Vijaynagar in hopes of securing an alliance with them.
    • The Hindustanis (it's now Hindustan actually) accept an alliance with Siam and hope to better relations. They also propose they would support Siamese thrusts south if they supported Hindustani thrusts into the north.
    • Siam will accept the arrangement only if Burma goes to Siam.
    • Hindustan proposes some changes to the original offer. THey hope the Siamese will agree.
    • Bengal is Muslim not Hindu. Sultanate of Bengal is currently ruled by Saifuddin Firuz Shah, too.
  • Kokrea continues to expand into the Philippines.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat meets with delegates from Rajputana and after much neogiation, the Caliphate decides to void its peace treaty with Sind to attack Sind from behind. With this surprise attack, the combined forces of Rajputana and the Caliphate defeat Sind and they divide Sind between themselves.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli amps up its military including sending some more troops to help Gujarat and Rajputana, but most of the military efforts are focused on building a grand fleet to attack the Timurids via a sea invasion to destroy the Timurids in a three front war.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan amps up its military and seeing the recent Hindustani unification, Deccan sends more diplomats to negotiate with the Maharaja of Hindustan. Deccan sends word to the rest of the Caliphate about this new dangerous adversary and advises caution and to try to ally with them.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman continues to build up its military, with Oman preparing to launch a naval attack against the Timurids in the upcoming invasion. The Caliphate expedition to East Asia continues with the fleet touring Sri Lanka and Hindustan. The fleet ends up in Bengal by the end of the year, where closer Bengali-Caliphate relations are encouraged.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd begins expanding inland to take over the Nejd itself. The province expands inland by 5000 sq km and Khafji is rebuilt to make it more capital-like.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah continues expanding to take over more land. This year the province expands 5000 sq km. Shaybah's use of sand bags also begins to spread out to other provinces of the Caliphate, and sand bags are sent to help with the second invasion of Sind.
  • Brandenburg celebrates the long awaited victory over Prussia which was gained last year. Our great enemy has been vanquished! King Frederick is still looking for a wife. Brandenburg continues building up the army and navy. Brandenburg asks Novgorod if it wants to invade the Kalmar Union together with Muscovy's aid. (Muscovy is too far to actually join a coalition.)
  • Aragon celebrates Brandenburg's victory far-off. It prepares for an invasion of Granada, together with Castille and some Italian states (namely Milan), as previously agreed upon. More army/navy buildup continues. Aragon takes its first go at colonialism and sends a fleet to Africa, to OTL's Guelmim-Es Semara area.
  • Rajputana overcomes the Sind in many battles with the help of their allies to the south. The Rajputs begin to integrate the new territory into their nation. The city of Sanapana continues to flourish.
  • Milan prepares for the Granada invasion, with military build up, recruitment and hiring short term mercenaries. Francesco Sforza asks the Pope to help Aragon expel the infidels from Iberia and bless our crusade.
  • Genoa prepares the navy and the army (military build up). Some of the Milanese/Astian invasion forces are moved to Corsica, ready to fight the Iberian Muslims. The shipbuilders continue studying the barque.
  • Asti and Montferrat: many mercenaries, soldiers of fortune and adventurers join the Milanese and Genoan forces hoping to find fortune in the war. A daughter is born to William IX and his wife.
  • Burgundy: continues annexation of the Friesland Duchy with the Duchy of Burgundy and the joint armies of 10,000 men continue forcing the Munster inhabitants to become vassals of the Grand Duchy of Burgundy, while about 500 settlers are sent to the colonies in Cabo Verde and to continue Population of the Island of Fuerteventura, the fleet now of 300 ships, prepare an invasion of Western Morocco, in a campaign to gain power in Northern Africa and to convert the Muslims in the area to Christendom, the Duke Charles, ask Venice that if they can provide three barques for the Duchy and their reproduction to build a greater fleet in the northern sea, the army continues to be build up, and the Duke ask support from Saxony, Venice, and Brandenburg in the invasion of Western Morocco, another outpost is made in Western Africa near the English one.
  • Scotland asks Portugal once more for a trade deal as they continue to improve their navy and other ships. The cities of Scone and Edinburgh continue to improve and build up new buildings, as humanist architecture, art, and philosophy flourish in the Scottish Kingdom.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia continues working on its navy. Meanwhile, more and more Christians see the light in Islam, but not to compare to the amount of Turkish immigrants. Georgia is said to contain at least 38% Muslims due to the occurences. Many Christians convert to Islam with the Georgian gov't giving them money to do so.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia continues working on its military. The Circassian economy starts picking up pace again as the province is stabilised. Bezar stops to mourning his brother Uzun's, death, and builds a memorial dedicated to him.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu continues working on its navy. The population is growing at very rapid rates that leave the proportion of children to adults distorted. Muhammad's wife Sophia has a large political influence on the young Sultan. A humongous mosque starts being built around the site where Uzzun Hassan died, the problem is, is that he died of a heart attack in the middle of nowhere while hunting, and getting supplies there has been hard.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu continues working on its navy. Here, the population keeps growing at rapid rates, but nowhere as near as West Qoyunlu, which most people jokingly refer to as "The Child's Province". Mahmoud shows up at the construction site of his dad's mosque.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq continues working on its navy. Baghdad becomes a very large city, and urbanisation continues. Ibrahim is largely under the influence of his mother still, due to his young age.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia continues working on its navy. Persia also works on an army in case of a Timurid assault.
  • The Caliphate Province of Dulkadir continues working on its army.
  • The Caliphate Province of Ramazan continues working on its navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman continues building its army.
  • The Caliphate Province of Candar continues building its navy.
  • The Inca Empire: Increases the size of the army, naval explorations and the ships themselves. The population grows and expands.

1489

The Saami continue to develop their infrastructure as part of their efforts to centralize their government. The Saami begin efforts to reclaim the lost land in the Kola Peninsula.

  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military and also expands more upward the 千島列島 (Chishima Islands). Books, Paddle Boats and paper mills powered by water wheels rise in popularity and continue being made. Meanwhile, the Satomi Clan continues construction of the 高知城 (Kōchi Castle). The special ships continues being built . Shogun Ashikaga Fumikazu hears about Mikoism, and decides to plan to spread that instead of Shintoism, as it will be much easier and is a branch of Shintoism.
    • You've pretty much already absorbed all of Hokkaido. Why are you still fighting against the Ainu?
    • The Ainu could be revolting against the Japanese rule.
  • Ethiopia: The Ethiopians colonize more land in Eritrea, and continue with their evangilizing work in the untamed lands of the region, converting many of the populace with the hopes of life beyond death. The Ethiopians build a number of churches in the newly settled lands, these forming the base of the growing communities there. The Emperor commissions the formation of an exploration party that is to begin looking to the west of the Empire's borders for any noteworthy attractions that may warrent the attention of Ethiopia.
  • Cyprus continues to develop its army and navy. The olive crop is shipped to Venice for the first time. The Cypriot King is pleased with the developing of Prince John and Princess Helen's education.
  • Portugal asks Scotland of what consists this trade deal. Meanwhile, some expeditions are undertaken, this time, straying farther from the African coast, with the objective of mapping the winds. Meanwhile, the reach of São Jorge da Mina is expanded by 50 sq km. The military is still being rebuilt, and the barca is still being studied.
    • The Scots say that basically they will just allow the Portuguese merchants to sell and buy products at Scottish ports.
    • Portugal accepts.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat continues fighting as Gujarat forces the rest of Sind into submission. After a series of talks with Rajputana the two nations finalize decisions on how they are going to divide Sind between themselves. Gujarat's military goes about putting down a few protests against the new Caliphate rule over the area as the new territory from Sind is integrated into Gujarat Province itself.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli amps up its military focusing on the navy. Koli also builds a large new port to help facilitate the growing spice trade between the Indian Provinces and the rest of the Caliphate.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan amps up its military making use of the province's large population to bolster troop numbers in battles the Caliphate wages. This accumulates in Deccan founding the Deccan Expeditionary Corps, so that Deccan can help the Caliphate wage wars anywhere along its borders (assuming enough time is given to allow the troops to arrive to the warzone). Deccan continues to negotiate with the Maharaja of Hindustan, too. Agriculture is encouraged in the province as farmers make lots of money selling spices, fruits, vegetables and rice to the rest of the Caliphate.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman continues to build up its military, with Oman preparing to launch a naval attack against the Timurids in the upcoming invasion. The Caliphate expedition to East Asia continues with the fleet touring the coastlines of Bengal, Burma and Siam, with the fleet reaching Pasai by the end of the year.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd begins expanding inland by 5000 sq km. The Nejd military is also strengthened as battles with the Bedouin nomads get more violent.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah continues expanding to take over more land. This year the province expands 3000 sq km. Shaybah's sand bags prove their worth and Shaybah begins supplying the rest of the Caliphate's armies with sand bags for troops to use as cover.
  • Korea continues to expand into the Philippines.
  • The Imperial Merchant's Guild expands its presence in Thuringia and throughout the rest of Bavaria and the Allied member nations of the IMG. The Imperial Trade Fleet continues to harass Caliphate shipping. King Wilhelm sends His so, Fredrick (who is now only three years of age) to the Papal States to begin training for Courtly life in Bavaria. Fredrick will be learning in the best Universitys and will have the best tutors money can buy. when he reaches seven. he will go to Brandenburg to learn there. When the lad reaches 13, He will travwel back to Bavaria and will begin to learn at the University of Stutgart. The King travels to the Holy See to personally meet with the Pope and discuss the future of the Empire and of Bavaria, as well as discuss the Church. The economy is expanded as the Bank of Bavaria and the Imperial Bank grows in influence.
  • Baden Wurttemberg continues to update industry. Several new buildings under go construction in Karolin.
  • Thurngia expands the Bank of Bavaria. The Military is updated and an offer of military support is sent to Brandenburg should war occur.(Thuringia is closer than the other parts of Bavaria) but warns that it may only be supplies. The IMG grows in Thuringia as well as a little in Austria. *NOTE I made an error in regards to naming. The nation I annexed was Ansbach NOT Nassau. They are next to each other on the map and I got confused. Please note the correctionAndr3w777 (talk) 23:39, October 13, 2012 (UTC)
  • Sorry for not posting yesterday the first exams are tomorrow ... Venice continues naval expansion. The return of the merchants is celebrated throughout the nation as they not only have brought numerous Asian inventions back to Venice but also set the stage for future alliances with Asian nations. The 12 Manchurian students are completely astounded at the structure of Venice as they have never seen an archipelago city before. They begin studies at the university after having been taught Italian and Latin on the journey.
    • Muscovy suggests a student exchange between the two nations.
  • The Byzantine Empire continues the heavy construction of the city walls of Constantinople as well as the harbour forts.
  • Slavia continues building up its military. It consolidates its hold on the northern 40% of Bosnia.
  • Papal States: The Pope, after having sent men to learn more about the possible Iberian crusade, gives his blessing to Milan to begin a crusade against Granada (I’d assume?), and may be able to send military support. As well, the Pope is appalled to learn of the devastating turn of events from the attacks on Prussia, and wishes that more was done by the HRE to protect it (The States itself is too far away to send meaningful aid). Meanwhile, the Pope meets the King of Bavaria in April, and postulates bringing several hundred loyal Catholic Bavarians in poverty to the States to be educated and work in Rome (or one of its territories), though asks the King's permission first.
    • Some of the HRE actually waged war on it, too. Apparently, it was a threat.
    • Milan: Granada must die!
  • Rajputana finishes up the invasion of Sind and annexes the area agreed upon by the negotiations with Gujarat. Trade routes continue to flourish. The Great Guru Nanak returns from his grand jouney across India. This causes a great celebration among his now numerous Rajput followers so much so that he decides to settle down in Sanapana instead of returning to his original home in Punjab.
  • Scotland waits for the Portuguese to respond to their trade offer, and they work on improving their own ships. Their cities continue to improve as humanism continues to flourish in Scotland.
  • The Mayan Empire still moves south into Zapotec territory. The siblings continue to upgrade the army and navy.
  • The Manchurians continue work repairing damage to their infrastructure caused by the war with Korea. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward. The Manchurians continue the work of upgrading their navy which had been all but destroyed during the war. The Manchurians continue producing the inventions in the blueprints given to them by the Venetians.
  • Manchuria got Venetian designs? I hope that was indirect.
  • Provence joins the Empire after several years of persuasion, and all rights are granted to them as with all the other states. The Emperor asks if Venice would turn over the Barque designs to the Imperial navy (with compensation, of course). By now all civil disorder in the Empire is crushed. Karolin reaches 12,000 inhabitants, and the army reaches over 100,000 people, with about 38% being Italian.
  • Brandenburg continues building up the army and navy. Prince Elector (realized that no King can be an elector) Frederick is still looking for a wife. He does not want to die heirless. Meanwhile Brandenburg begins reverse-engineering a barque, hopefully completing it by the new century.
    • Milan: Francesco Sforza granddaughter Maria Sforza (daugther of the Duke of Calabria), 19 years of age is single!.
  • Aragon continues building up its army and navy as well. It continues preparations to invade Granada and asks any willing nation for help, to rid the Muslims from Europe, especially from the Pope. Meanwhile King Frederick is looking for a wife and Aragon petitions to JOIN THE HRE.
    • Muscovy Sends supplies.
    • Aragon is not going to join the HRE. If you keep trying to get them to join, I am going to have the incredibly nice personal union that for all intents and purposes gave you a second nation free of charge collapse
    • Milan: Francesco Sforza granddaughter Maria Sforza (daughter of the Duke of Calabria), 19 years of age is single!
  • Tibet: The government finally stabilises after a few members leave it. Thunsen Gyatsen increases the building of the navy. His son, the Second Dalai Lama Xeu Gyatsen, continues to have very good results, and the school continues to be expanded. As tensions in Kamarupa continue to rise, Tibet proposes to both the Buddhists and the government the creation of a new state, Bhutan, which would encompass the northern third or quarter of the country, for the Thimphu "rebels". Kashmir focuses on improving passes between Kashmir and Tibet, the route-to-Rajputana project having been abandoned. Diplomats are also sent south when news of the new Hindustan's plans to "expand north" are received. Nepal continues to aid the Buddhists in Kamarupa.
  • Muscovy continues building up the navy, with a total now of 70 military ships and over 600 merchant vessels. Work continues on the Barque, and the army is outfitted with better muskets. An economic stimulus program begins, in an attempt to massively bolster the economy. If the measure works, it would be able to boost the economy 200%. The population boom, meanwhile, continues.
    • Muscovy has one tiny coastline on the Black Sea, they won't get a large navy that fast
    • I moved pretty much every decent carpenter from the nation, as well as paying massively exhorbitant prices to other country's shipbuilder, getting them all crammed into Ivangrad. I don't really see why not, but I'll tone it down, 50 military and 400 merchant enough (keep in mind that half the merchant vessels are little more than better outfitted fishing boats designed to trade along the coast of the Black Sea).
  • Saxony: A small group of nobles in Anhalt rebel against the Prince, who they see as nothing but a Saxon puppet ... probably because he is. The Prince raises his loyal forces, and asks his Saxon brother for help. The Elector sends a Division under his best Lieutenant-Contable to destroy the rebellion.
  • Siam continues all previous projects.
  • The Caliphal Province of Egypt continues sending emissaries to the Kingdoms, outright asking for Wolof to become a Caliphal vassal.
  • The (now mostly-Syriac) Caliphal Province of Syria continues building the local universities and fortresses, and improving the navy.
  • The Caliphal Province of Palestine continues with the fortresses as well as with the army.
  • The Caliphal Province of Hijaz is, under Caliphal law, removed of Mecca and Medina, who will become Holy Cities and directly under the Caliph's control. Attempts at centralising the authority start.
  • The Caliphal Province of Hadramwt sends more emissaries to the Swahili city-states.
  • The Lakota: With extensive research and meddling. Most of the old Lakota villages have been uptaded with mudbricks. Akecheta Mitawa is founded as the main city. Military is updated.
  • Milan continues preparing military, more soldiers are recruit and trained. Francesco Sforza granddaughter Maria Sforza (daughter of the Duke of Calabria), 19 years of age.
  • Genoa continues preparing the navy and the army, more mercenaries are hired to this war, the barque is succesfully replicated, the Genoan forces and mercenaries are moved to the Balearics ready to go to war.
  • Asti and Montferrat: more Astian soldiers join the Sforza as mercenaries to fight in Iberia
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia continues working on its navy. Meanwhile, more and more Christians see the light in Islam, but not to compare to the amount of Turkish immigrants. Georgia is said to contain at least 41% Muslims due to the occurences. Many Christians convert to Islam with the Georgian gov't giving them money to do so.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia continues working on its military. Circassia's economy has also become military centred.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu continues working on its navy. The population is growing at very rapid rates that leave the proportion of children to adults distorted. Muhammad's wife Sophia has a large political influence on the young Sultan, which she uses to benefit some Orthodoxes. A humongous mosque continues being built around the site where Uzzun Hassan died.
    • It's just Orthodox, not Orthodoxes ... plural is same as singular.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu continues working on its navy. Here, the population keeps growing at rapid rates, but nowhere as near as West Qoyunlu, which most people jokingly refer to as "The Child's Province". Mahmoud shows up at the construction site of his uncle's mosque for a second time.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq continues working on its navy. Baghdad becomes a very large city, and urbanisation continues. Ibrahim is largely under the influence of his mother still, due to his young age. Ibrahim gets together with his brother and throws a lavish birthday party, Ibrahim also makes a visit to his uncle's mosque.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia continues working on its navy. Persia also works on an army in case of a Timurid assault.
  • The Caliphate Province of Dulkadir continues working on its army.
  • The Caliphate Province of Ramazan continues working on its navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman continues building its army.
  • The Caliphate Province of Candar continues building its navy.
  • The Inca Empire: Increases the size of the army, naval explorations and the ships themselves. The population grows and expands.
  • The Island of Novaya Zemlya is discovered and claimed for nogorod. Meanwhile, the Military buys more arquebuses and 20 new ships are produced. The Hanseatic Navy grows to 650 ships as well. The Grand Duchess anounces that the Only true third Rome is Moscow. With Constantinople divided, Moscow is built on seven hills and the center of Russian Orthodoxy. Meanwhile, Novgorod strts to try to reverse-engineer a barque.
  • Naples: Army increases. The navy make more ships. All the cities are fortified. It creates a common traffic with the new African establishment.
  • Savoy: The army marches toward Provence, who has just enter the HRE, the King ordered that the Governing Council will soon appoint a ruler or he will take the reins of this place. Mobilized the army and navy takes control of all ports of Provence. Crimea is consolidated as trading port and an advance base.
  • Palatinate: The Duke Otto ordered the army mobilized to the border of Metz, waiting for payment for last year's incidents.
  • Bosnia-Montenegro: Increases the army, and acquired the first ships from Naples.

1490

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Songhai continues to expand northward, now being three times its size in 1480.

A Norwegian explorer named Cjest Reginsson attempts to get funding from the Norwegian government to try to rediscover the lost Vinland settlement, but the Norwegian King, busy with a war with Sweden and Denmark, declines to fund him. Reginsson will wait for now, but if no sign of peace appears, he may have to travel elsewhere for funding ...

Cjest Reginsson is under moderator control, by the way.

Novgorod agrees to fund Cjest's journey if he flies our flag and brings a cartographer to map the lost lands.

Reginsson isn't looking for funding right now.

  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military and also expands more upward the 千島列島 (Chishima Islands). Books, Paddle Boats and paper mills powered by water wheels rise in popularity and continue being made. Meanwhile, the Satomi Clan continues construction of the 高知城 (Kōchi Castle). Soon the town of 高知 (Kōchi) becomes established by the Satomi Clan. The special ships continues being built as well.
  • Explorations continue on the Atlantic. The army is still being rebuilt, and the barca is still being studied. Meanwhile, King João II creates the "Guarda Real". Meanwhile, João's youngest daughter, Maria, dies. São Jorge da Mina expands its reach by 50 sq km. Meanwhile, the borders with Castille on the villages of Vilar Formoso (Portugal) and Fuentes de Oroño (Castille) are defined. Portugal reasserts that the Scottish trade offer was accepted. Meanwhile, Afonso de Paiva and Pero de Covilhã's expedition continues.
  • The Inca Empire: Increases the size of the army, naval explorations and the ships themselves. The population grows and expands
  • Korea continues to expand into the Philippines. The navy continues to be improved.
  • Novgorod agrees to fund Cjest's journey under the condition that he flies the Novgorodian naval jack and the Russian Tricoulor flag and brings cartographers to map these alleged lost lands ... especially since there is reason to believe their existence. Meanwhile, the Navy constructs more ships.
  • Naples: Army increases. The navy make more ships. All the cities are fortified. More soldiers are on track to Africa and founded the colony of Holy Spirit.
  • Savoy: The King orders his army to take control of all cities in Provence on behalf of the Emperor, and overthrows the ruling council. The navy marches to the coast of Granada, where is already the King's army, ready for any eventuality. They sent a new embassy to Ethiopia.
    • How does Savoy communicate with Ethiopia? You have not circumnavigated Africa yet to reach it by sea (seeing there is no Suez canal ATM), and you're hardly the friendliest with the Caliphate. So how to do you intend to communicate with them if you have no effective lines of communication?
    • From previous years I was already sending scouts undercover, posing as Muslims, in search of the legendary lost Christian Kingdom (Prester John), and I found it ... that's why I say I'm going to send an ambassador, logically will be undercover so as not to discover its presence along the way.
      • Hmmm, okay then. But no serious relations such as trade deals or military alliances. You're both too far away for major trade with one another and to help one another in wars for the reasons previously stated. A small amount of trade will be allowed but it'll have to be smuggled/undercover too.
  • Palatinate: The Duke Otto gives an ultimatum to the Count of Metz, if they refuse to make a payment of 100 ducats, will be occupied militarily.
  • Bosnia-Montenegro: It continues to develop the military field. Starts the delivery of farmland for rural communities.
  • The Manchurians continue work repairing damage to their infrastructure caused by the war with Korea. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward. The Manchurians continue the work of upgrading their navy which had been all but destroyed during the war. The Manchurians continue producing the inventions in the blueprints given to them by the Venetians.
    • Seriously, how did Manchuria get Italian stuff? Italy is here, and Manchuria is there.
    • Were you not paying atention? It's because the Venetians can and gave it to us.
    • So, they sailed around Africa and across the Indian and around Indochina, up the Chinese coast, around Korea, all to sell boat blueprints to Manchus? Or did they trek across the Balkans, Turkestan, Tibet, China, and then into Manchuria?
    • Ever heard of Marco Polo and his uncles???? That was in the 13th and 14th century when they travelled to the Yuan dynasty.
  • Milan continues build up the army and the navy. The Ambrosian University continues growing up and competing with other universities.
  • Genoa continues building up the navy and the army. The army is move to the Balearics ready to fight Granada.
  • Asti and Montferrat: The economy continues growing up, many intellectuals move to Milan, more workers are hired by the government to build roads and warehouses to continue the trade between West and East.
  • Provence is now fully incorporated as a state in the HRE. The army starts to experiment with rapid fire weapons, hoping to find one that will tear the Empire's enemies to pieces. Small army garrisons are established in every state.
  • Brandenburg continues to build up its army and navy. It promises to send troops to Norway if and only if Brandenburg can get small land in the southern areas of Sweden. Meanwhile Fred is still looking for a wife. (Sorry, I was just hoping to catch some bigger prizes, Milan.)
    • Haha, In fact his dad was the last Naples King. But after Quairi take over Naples that family disappears.
    • Sorry for that Milan =)
    • Muscovy: Ivan III offers his ATL daughter ... that I didn't make up three seconds ago ... Not at all ... (no chance of inheriting the Kingdom: Ivan has a son ... which was OTL ...)
  • Aragon continues building up its army and navy. Aragon continues to prepare to invade Granada. It asks Holy Roman states for possible help, since Milan is already in this. It is a mad that Genoa freely garrisons troops in the Baleares without permission from the owners of the Baleares. However, since Genoa is preparing to invade Granada, Aragon lets a threat hang in the air.
    • Genoa: Sorry, I thought I had ask you permission, my mistake.
    • Can you make the algorithm? what year we gonna do it?
  • Sultanate of Bengal: Shamsuddin Muzaffar Shah (or just Sultan Shah I) assumes the throne of the Kingdom, under blessing of Allah, and Buddha traditions. His first action is to reform the army by implementing the regular use of harquebuses, and tripling the number of warships, while the ships are already operational are organized to go in the next campaign. It is ordered the sending of ambassadors to neighboring Kingdoms to establish diplomatic relations.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. The olive crop is exported in small portions to Venice and Naples. The Prince and Princess are doing well in their education. The King decrees that more schools should open for all, not just the rich.
  • China expands its military, especially its navy. Exploration of the Pacific Ocean occurs.
  • Holy Caliphate Province of Wallachia: Military buildup continues, and the Wallachain Provincial Army is raised to 85,000 men.
  • Holy Caliphate Province of Rumelia: Military buildup continues and the Byzantines are ordered to demilitarize or Rumelia will invade (with the Caliph's blessing). The Provincial Army of Rumelia reaches 145,000 men.
  • Holy Caliphate Province of Anatolia: The Byzantines are told the same thing as Rumelia's statement. The Army is increased to 165,000 men. The Anatolian Fleet is mobilized.
  • Holy Hashemite Caliphate: The Caliphate orderes the Construction of a 200,000 man national army and the creation of several new Caliphate regions, Middle East, Europa, North Africa, Arabia, and Persia. These will not affect the provinces, but will group the Provinces into several army groups. Each region is ordered to organize an army of 125,000 men for the defense their own region. The Muslim Council is created, with one delegate from each province to decide on national domestic issues while the army and foreign affairs will be handled by the Caliph. Military buildup is ordered all over the Empire as is modernization and the equipment of the armies with the latest European weapons, which begin to be built in the Caliphate, with factories built in Rumelia, Anatolia, Wallachia, Oman, and several other provinces.
  • Please read the treaty, this already exist.
  • Venice continues producing more ships. Venice attempts to persuade the HRE not to attack Granada as the Caliphate are more of a threat, though Gibraltar is available for launching the invasion as is Ceuta. Venice begins the production of land mines and shrapnel bombs and the Duke is impressed at a fireworks display over the Venetian lagoon. Venice decides to keep information of these technological marvels from Asia secret to allow the Venetians an advantage in any war.
  • The Byzantines ignore the Rumelians. Emperor Ektor continues the fortification of Constantinople which has one new city wall completed. Italians and Greeks flock to the new city as well as a significant Jewish population. The army is expanded and placed on red alert on the northern frontier.
  • Croatia expands its military while further consolidating over the northern 40% of Bosnia.
  • Saxony: The royal brothers (the Elector of Saxony and his vassal, the Prince of Anhalt), decidedly smash the noble rebellion in Anhalt. The Lieutenant-Constables of the Saxon and Anhat forces are both inducted into the Order of St. Mathilda. The Chancellor of the University appeals to the Elector for funds with which to purchase a printing press to print all manner of scientific publications for the wider intellectual world. The Elector accepts.
  • Bavaria continues to increase the economy. The King presses the HRE to not get involved with Granada as the Caliphate is a much more serious threat. The banks increase in value. The governor of Ansbach meets with the court to petition for a larger representation within the Reichstag.
  • Thuringia expands the military.
  • Baden-Wurttemberg continues to expand the economy and Karolin.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat together with Rajputana defeats the last major army in Sind. Gujarat now works to rebuild the parts of Sind that got annexed by Gujarat. This includes building more mosques than there were before and making living conditions better for the everyday man than they were under Sind's rule in an effort to stop people from revolting against Caliphate rule.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli amps up its military focusing on the navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan amps up its military and Deccan continues to negotiate with the Maharaja of Hindustan, too. Deccan';s levels of agriculture increase, too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman continues to build up its military. The Caliphate expedition to East Asia continues with the fleet touring the various nations on the island of Sumatara and then the nations in Java. The fleet ends up touring the thousands of vassal states controlled by Majapit before ending up at the Sultanate of Turnate.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd begins expanding inland by 6000 sq km. The Nejd military is also strengthened as battles with the Bedouin nomads get more violent.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah expands by 4000 sq km. Shaybah's economy begins to grow some more as the sand bag making industry really takes off.
  • Muscovy offers Ivan's daughter, Veronika (I don't know ...) to Fredrick of Brandenburg. MIlitary and Naval buildup continues, and oveer the last ten years, Muscovy's merchant vessels have grown enough to start trading widely outside the Black Sea, in the Med ... though they are far, far, far, far, far, far away from anything close to trade dominance in that sea. Meanwhile, a heavily armed group of approx 1000 soldiers, merchants, and diplomats go eastward in an attempt to establish a trading network for spices.
  • Rajputana begins to build up the infrastructure in Sind destroyed by the war and Hindu Brahmin begin to make inroads among the populace although the Muslims are still allowed to worship freely. The city of Sanapana continues to grow.
  • The Mayan Empire continues unopposed into Zapotec territory. Army and navy are increased.
  • Burgundy: Duke Charles, with no response from the Emperor after years of conflict with the Munster's inhabitants, decides to finish the resistence with the army, continuing the vassalization of Munster, while this the outpost near the Canarian Islands continue to grow (I Have been saying this for a while) while the fleet of 200 continue in the Ports awaiting for the final order to sail to Morocco. The Duke hears about the Reginsson expeditions. He desires to offer to fund his expedition, if he finds a new route of commerce, or that he claims the land he finds in the name of Burgundy. While this occurs in Europe, the Canarian Heretic Population (I once said that the heretics from the mixed religion between Orthodox and Catholicism were welcomed if they respected the Pope as their superior and helped the Colonialist campaigns), they begin their own campaigns to gain power in regional politics and funding pro-Cathoxism (LOL) Ports in Western Africa, after the year just founding two and begin population the Canarian African Colony, as well in a recently built city, called Neu Thrakia, (Greeks in Canarian Islands, LOL) a monk order from this new religion decides to form a power in the zone to control the population of their religion in the islands, naming the Priest, Adriaan Voseen as the patriarch of the Religion under the Name of Adrian I. The Duke, after hearing this, is horrified, but seeing that most of the population in the Canaries is of the religion, his hands are tied, and he decides to keep this a secret, until he's able to do anything against them. Another outpost is set in Western Africa and the North African outpost near the Canaries is expanded.
  • England builds up its military.
  • Calais builds up its military.
  • Lorraine builds up its military.
  • The Caliphal Province of Egypt continues to send messengers to Wolof. The navy begins to be increased, with attempts at duplicating and improving a barque starting.
  • The Caliphal Province of Syria continues to build its navy, fortresses and the university at Damascus.
  • The Caliphal Province of Palestine continues to improve on its army and its fortresses.
  • The Caliphal Province of Hadramwt continues to improve on its navy and send messengers to the Swahili states.
  • The Caliphal Province of Hijaz continues trying to centralise, being able to send Bedouin tribes into cities and remove some of their powers.
  • The Caliphal Province of Yemen continues exerting its influence over Adal.
  • Alodia continues expanding 2500 sq km north, and trying to unite with Funj.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia continues working on its navy. Meanwhile, more and more Christians see the light in Islam, but not to compare to the amount of Turkish immigrants. Georgia is said to contain at least 44% Muslims due to the occurences. Many Christians convert to Islam with the Georgian gov't giving them money to do so. The large Muslim minortiy awaits to become the majority. Sends armies to Anatolia.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia continues working on its military. Circassia's economy has also become military centred. Sends armies to Anatolia.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu continues working on its navy. The population is growing at very rapid rates that leave the proportion of children to adults distorted. Muhammad's wife Sophia continues to have has a large political influence on the young Sultan, meanwhile Muhammad marries another Cossack woman named Austeja. This leads the Cossacks to believe that they are welcomed within the Caliphate, and many begin to ease in to the new situation. Many also convert, but only 1%. Sends armies to Anatolia.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu continues working on its navy. Here, the population keeps growing at rapid rates, but nowhere as near as West Qoyunlu, which most people jokingly refer to as "The Child's Province". Mahmoud shows up at the construction site of his uncle's mosque for a third time.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq continues working on its navy. Baghdad becomes a very large city, and urbanisation continues. In, Baghdad, women far outnumber men, tree to one, making it more of a equal society. But as a result, many men have multiple wives.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia continues working on its navy. Sends its armies to Anatolia, instead of the Timurid border.
  • The Caliphate Province of Dulkadir continues working on its army. Organises the all the incoming troops.
  • The Caliphate Province of Ramazan continues working on its navy. Organises all the incoming troops.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman continues building its army. Organises all the incoming troops.
  • The Caliphate Province of Candar continues building its navy. Organises all the incoming troops.
  • Papal States: The Pope announces that he will host a Jubilee in 1500, to "begin the prospering century and universal pardon of sins." As well, the Pope plans to have a similar "March of the Catholics" that had taken place in the 1460s, in order to continue to spread Catholic faith throughout Europe in the recent times of dispute and hardships. As well, the Pope officially confirms his support for any crusade against Granada by Milan, and hopes that it will help expel Muslim influence in Europe. The States continue to fund military and naval expansion to prepare for the crusade, as well to ensure protection of its territories.
  • Korea continues to expand into the Philippines. The settled land begins to be developed, with Imperial Engineers sent to build up the infrastructure. The Overseas Territories Commission is also formed, which is the main power in overseas expansion and development. The Homestead Act continues to attract people to settle in colonized lands. The Explorers continues to discover new lands. The navy also continues to be improved with new technology.

1491

Norway and Sweden make a truce with each other in the three-way Kalmar War. The border between Norway and Sweden is moved slightly farther west, and the two unite to attack Denmark. The war still continues, however, so Cjest Reginsson is forced to search for an alternative means to fund his exploration. The first nation he goes to is Portugal, where he proposes that the Portuguese fund an exploration to find the lost lands of Vinland, Markland and Helleland, which he has good reason to believe exist. Will the Portuguese fund this expedition, or will Reginsson have to travel elsewhere?

The Khanate of Sibir manages to recover from the recent period of civil disarray, though the government is still somewhat shaky. The Khanate of Sibir annexes the Kazakhs and sends a secret envoy to China on the division of the Western Oirats.

  • Naples will be most happy to support this noble man's project!
  • Portugal agrees to fund him, after weeks considerating this offer .
  • F*** ...
  • Really ... Novgorod (a Northern European nation, and a much more plausible place for a Scandinavian to do his first stop) agreed to fund him a year ago! We offered to fund him a year ago!
  • You were ready to fund him in 1490, but he wasn't ready to look for funding outside of his native Norway.
  • The Point I am trying to make is that there is already a nation that was willing to finance him before ... it's not like he will just ignore that fact and that Novgorod is closer to his native Norway than Portugal or Naples! The first nation a man would go to is a nation that he knows will be most probable to fund him ... and Novgorodian deal still stands (fly our flag and bring cartographers) ... we saw that he was not getting the support we needed via merchants, sent him the offer, assumed his lack of response due to war in Norway. The first Plausible place he would go to is us. We are close, and a guaranteed journey.
  • I (Naples) just wanna say: Novgorod doesn't have the technology or the ships necessary to make this expedition. Also, Portugal is totally occupied with his own expedition around Africa, and finding the India trade route. This needs a lot of resources. I don't send ships making this long expedition around Africa or India. I now have the technology necessary to make a long expedition over the Atlantic, and also I have possession of the ports in Granada. I have a very good position.
  • 1. I (Novgorod) has built caravels in the past. 2. I have been working on Navy for nearly every year since 1450 and I have the Hanseatic League and its navy under my belt so don't tell me that I don't have the ships or the tech.
    1. Novgorod had absolutely no idea that Cjest Reginsson even existed in 1490. They probably won't even know who he is now. Your entire offer in 1490 was pure metagaming.
    2. Novgorod is locked up in the Baltic Sea. It was established more than a month ago that nations that bordered the Atlantic would have a definite advantage.
    3. Portugal has fought one war over the past 41 years. Novgorod has fought at least three. Portugal will have more money.
    4. Portugal's trade network with the Africans is much more profitable than a league of small Baltic states. Thus, another reason for Portugal to have more money.
    5. Portugal's ships are far, far superior to Novgorod's.
    6. Portugal's sailors are far more experienced than Novgorods, considering that they have been exploring for the past half-century, while Novgorod's have barely ever left the Baltic.
    7. On the talk page, in the clearly listed list assembled by Scandinator, Portugal is way ahead of Novgorod.
    8. The Portuguese are Catholic, like the Norwegians.
    9. Naples is a small nation that just gained its independence a couple decades ago. Plus it is shut up in the Mediterranean.
    • Naples and all his territories is bigger than Portugal ... and also I have ports on the Iberian Peninsula ... the age of a nation is not relevant, remember Nederland ... they became almost like England in less then 30 years ...

​As if it isn't inspired by it. There's no plausible reason that many over 20 years later, they magically have a revolt, and replace their old King. Really, the Zayyanids and Crimea, I can semi-understand. But the Tunisians have no reason to revolt. And people who wanted to convert to Roman Catholic would just go to Cape Alfons. They'd be under terrible social pressure, if not murdered if they converted, so that makes no sense to me. And they weren't forced. Qoyunlu had a war with them, took less than what they could have, and good relations were established. There is no "puppet Sultan", the Sultan was kept in his position of power after they joined the Caliphate. I think you ought to know more about the Caliphate before trying to punish it. Really, if you hate us that much, just make another alt history where we are obliterated, and not let your feelings meddle with the modding.

I've replaced it with a mod event on the former Dual Khanate. I promise I'll do better to keep my anti-Caliphate sentiments in check.

OK. A) Would Columbus go to Norway first? No, not at all. B) Novgorod is closer, has a good enough nation and has been offering to pay for over a year. Actually, Lx did state so several times last turn. And next, There is no reason to choose Portugal, a far better choice would have been England or somesuch, a member of the HRE ...

Please read the eight points that I stated as to why Novgorod would be below Portugal. I also clearly explained that Novgorod's offers were solely metagaming, and thus invalid. England is second on the list of nations to begin colonization, so if Portugal had rejected the offer, he would have gone to them.
  • Naples: The Navy completes first Barcas, and decides the production of 50 more in the next five years, using the shipyards at full capacity. The army started the test with new versions of arquebuses, still primitive muskets but more effective than arquebuses. The port in Crimea prospers. More troops march into Granada, and the fleet occupies some ports, while the rest remains in the Balearic Islands, waiting for orders. The smuggling begins with the Kingdom of Ethiopia filling our markets the King's Court with products extravagant. In the African colony of Holy Spirit baptism begins on the natives of the area, making our presence in these lands easier.
  • I don't mean to be a party-pooper, but weren't the traded amount of goods supposed to minor? And if so, how are the markets filled?
  • Fixed.
  • Savoy: The army is mobilized for the conflicts in the Iberian Peninsula. The fleet keeps occupied the ports of Provence, and King Pedro III orders the Duchy of Provence render oath to the Emperor and the Empire. It calls for a new Governing Council where King Pedro decides the fate of the Duchy. Amadeo of Naples and his wife Yolanda of Lorraine travel to Lorraine, leaving the lands under the command of Savoy.
  • Palatinate: Duke Otto orders his troops to occupy Metz, where there is no resistance. The population acclaims the troops and the Duke himself when he makes his triumphal entry into the city. Pledge to maintain the privileges of the local nobility and improve the quality of life of the people. The reigning Count is captured and spares his life by signing and swearing to deliver their land to Duke Otto, and not claim them anymore. Metz County will join the Duchy of Palatinate, in the next year.
  • Bosnia-Montenegro: King Felipe I unites all peoples and creates a national sentiment. Develops the army, and more ships are imported from Naples. Is intensified livestock in large scale. Born the first son of the King, he baptizes Siniza.
  • Portugal continues rebulding its army. Meanwhile, the barca is still being studied, and a breakthrough finally happens on the attempts to replicate it. Meanwhile, Catholic missionaries arrive on Congo, and the emissaries taken in 1483 come back, along with Portuguese goods, soldiers and carpenters. The ships anchor at Mpinda and after a brief halt to baptise the governor of Soyo, uncle of the manikongo, Nzinga a Nkuwu, the procession goes on to the capital where they were greeted by the King and five of his leading nobles. On 3 May, the King of Kongo is baptised along with his family. Initially, only the King and his nobles were to be converted, but the queen demanded to be baptised. Kongo's royal family, comprised of the manikongo, his wife, and their son, takes the names of João, Eleanor and Afonso, respectively. A thousand subjects are detailed to help the Portuguese carpenters build a church. Meanwhile, the Portuguese soldiers accompanied the King in a campaign to defend the Province of Nsundi from BaTeke raiders. The European firearms are decisive in the victory and many captives are taken. Meanwhile, Afonso de Paiva and Pero de Covilhã's expedition ends, with important information on the routes to India collected. Meanwhile, a Scandinavian explorer comes up trying to get funding for an expedition to western seas, to rediscover a settlement called "Vinland". After weeks considerating the offer, the King agrees to fund him.
  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military and also expands more upward the 千島列島 (Chishima Islands). Books, Paddle Boats and paper mills powered by water wheels continue being made. Meanwhile, the Satomi Clan continues construction of the 高知城 (Kōchi Castle). The special ships continues being built as well.
  • Korea continues to expand into the Philippines.
  • Sultanate of Bengal: The Sultan Shah I rearranged the royal service, which is based on skill and not on social class. Their servers are paid in cash and not in land, and have no right of inheritance, so that the power is centralized in the state and ensures its supremacy. The political and military functions are separated from the collection of taxes, which fall under the treasury officials of the Kingdom, and in this way prevents corruption. This administrative system is called "Mansabdari" based on loyalty and payment in cash, which is the foundation of the Sultanate of Bengal. The army becomes more professional and doubles their numbers. The fleet produces more ships, and a large number sail to Jaffna and Sinhalese blocking major ports. An ambassador dictates to governments and Kings to swear loyalty to the Sultan Shah I or suffer his wrath. Alauddin Muzaffar, eldest son of the Sultan travels to Brunei to provide assistance in the holy name of the Sultan and with the wisdom of Buddha.
  • Inca Empire: Explorations complete the coasts of Southern America (OTL Chiloé in Chile), and also the Northern (OTL Southern Mexico). The first contacts with the northern Kingdoms are friendly, and exchanged some products next year. Orejones (ambassadors) will be sent to establish stronger relationships with them. The Inca died and the throne of the Kingdom is for his son Huascar.
  • Scotland constructs a more powerful navy, with the shipyards in its coastal cities being worked to the full capacity of its workers. Humanism continues to be funded by the nobility.
  • China continues to expand its military and navy. Exploration of the Pacific Ocean continues.
  • The Mayan Empire reaches the western shore of Central America and catches sight of some ships of strange origin. The Siblings immediately finance a western fleet that is to be built immediately. The army is also upgraded in preparation for possible hostile contact. Expansion southward continues.
  • Provence is now completely incorporated into the government and the Emperor restores control of the ports to the Provence government. Barque designs are crafted from Venetian and Napolitean versions, and they are outfitted with small cannon, firethrowers and arqebueses. Karolin reaches about 16,000 inhabitants and it is now seen as a shining example of Imperial splender on the shores of Lake Constance. Secretly the Emperor is thrilled about the growth of the Jewish population, as this means more income can be taxed (sorry, guys). The Parthenon and the Haiga Sofia are both sanctified as state treasures by the government, and they are opened to the public for general viewing. Frederick III states his support for the Arab-Berber Christian community, but does not act to aid them. The constant military buildup of the state armed forces has many nobles worried but they do appreciate the security and newfound dominance that it brings the Empire. The Emperor offers a fifty thaler reward for any engineer who can create a rapid firing mechanism. Unwilling to let the agricultural and economic growth of his country decline, the Emperor signs a law into motion requiring several herds of Aurochs to be free in the state.
    • Bavarian Metalworker Ludwig von Constance is willing to attempt to create a rapid firing mechanism.
  • Brandenburg continues to build up its army and navy. It offers Norway and Sweden help against Denmark. Some rich people hear about the sanctification of the Parthenon and develop a crazy notion to rebuild an unbroken replica in Berlin.
    • ​What, no response?
  • Aragon continues to build up its army and navy. Aragon asks Portugal if it can put off Cjest Reginsson's for a while so that Portugal can help eliminate Granada and be able to give more financially than it could if it got sidelined with Reginsson. (Besides, why would Portugal want to find mythical Norse settlements? Pfft, save your money.)
    • Hey - are you gonna make the algoritm of Granada?
  • Tibet: The government finally stabilises after numerous members leave it and are replaced. Tibet, along with Nepal, continues to try to resolve the situation in Kamarupa, with the Bhutan suggestion still standing. Xeu Gyatsen, the Second Dalai Lama, reaches the age of seventeen and graduates from the national school, though this process is highly unofficial since there is no finalised grading or graduation system yet. Roads to Kamarupa from Nepal and the east side of the Himalayas are improved. The building of the boats starts increasing again, and funding is sent to China to help them recover from their economic crisis. The infrastructures of several major cities in Kashmir are improved.
  • Note: would I need an RNG, algorithm, treaty etc. to resolve the Kamarupa "issue"?
  • The Sultanate of Bengal can offer help, in exchange of territory. By the way, this is my natural expansion ... and for Tibet is north ...
  • Cyprus continues to build up its army and navy. The education of the Cypriot King's children is going well. The olive crop continues to expand.
  • Bavaria expands the economy. The military gets some upgrades as well. The Bavarian Reichstag passes a new peace of legislation that will severely limit the religous freedom of any immigrating Muslims from the East. The Imperial Trade Fleet finalizes its own Barque and will begin full production next year. The IMG continues to expand throughout Bavaria and her allies as well as spilling over into French lands. Ansbach is full recognized as a provence and the Reichstag accepts the proposal to allow The District of Ansbach, Bavaria to retain a small defensive military. The Bank of Bavaria builds in Ansbach. King Wilhelm plans a Jubilee set for 1494 in which all members of the Greater HRE are welcome to come to Bavaria and enjoy a great time. The Jubilee's location will be voted on by the Bavarian Reichstag this year. The candidates are Munchen, Nuremberg or The Imperial Territory of Karolin.
  • Baden-Wurttemberg grows its military. The Imperial Bank grows its HQ in Karolin. A new building is being constructed in Munich. It is an actual scale replica of the famed Roman Pantheon. When complete, it will become a large Catholic Church.
  • Thuringia expands the military and sees a small economic boom due to the growth of both the IMG and the Bank of Bavaria.
  • Milan continues building up the army and the navy. The Ambrosian University starts attempting to create a rapid firing mechanism.
  • Genoa continues building up the navy with barques and mercenaries.
  • Asti - the economy is growing up.
  • Rajputana grows and reorganizes the military to make it a more effective fighting force. Infrastructure is improved and control over Sind is increased. The Guru is married and begins to groom a succesor.
  • Saxony: With the Anhalt Noble Revolt quelled, the Elector and his brother, the Prince of Anhalt, sit down to discuss how Anhalt should be better governed by Saxony, I mean ... the Prince of Anhalt. They decide that, Firstly, the nobles who rebeled should be replaced with good Saxon knights. Secondly, Bailiffs should be appointed by the Prince to keep an eye on the nobles and peasants, and to make sure taxes are paid. Thirdly (unknown to the Prince), Saxon agents will be placed in the Anhalt court and report back to the Elector. In intellectual matters, the University Press officially opens, and is blessed by the Bishop of Saxony (?, I'm unsure whether Dresden has its own Bishop). It prints some Bibes and also "scientific" papers.
  • The Manchurians continue work repairing damage to their infrastructure caused by the war with Korea. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward. The Manchurians continue the work of upgrading their navy which had been all but destroyed during the war.
  • Muscovy makes its first Barque, and then swiftly produces another (Hey, loads of other nations are saying they have them too.). Meanwhile, the group that departed for the East makes contact with China, where they trade several goods, including furs and silks. A trade pact is offered. Meanwhile, the army and navy continue to be developed.
  • The Caliph gives and independant province to the Cossacks called al-Slaveit. The Caliph, after holding the regular meetings with the courte, has made the decision that due to Byzantium lack of care for Rumelian and Anatolia, which has happened continuously, to a point where the Caliph could no longer stand to put more Muslims at danger, has declared war on the the Byzantine state.
  • Whoa Whoa Whoa, an attack on Byzantium is a declaration of war against the HRE AND the Russian Federation, you can be sure that the Papal States and other Christian nations will get involved. I suggest you reconsider.
  • Let the HRE get involved. And the Russians could only send military aid. Their control of the coast is still primitive compared to that of Europe or the Caliphate.
  • Yeah, Muscovy isn't going to be able to launch a full attack force upon the Ottomans.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia continues working on its navy. Meanwhile, more and more Christians see the light in Islam, but not to compare to the amount of Turkish immigrants. Georgia is said to contain at least 48% Muslims due to the occurences. Many Christians convert to Islam with the Georgian gov't giving them money to do so. The large Muslim minority awaits to become the majority. The armies already in Anatolia march on Thrace.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia continues working on its military. Circassia's economy has also become military centred. Invades Macedonia (Byzantium) with the armies already stationed there.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu continues working on its navy. The population is growing at very rapid rates that leave the proportion of children to adults distorted. Muhammad's Austeja and Sophia urge him not to go to war personally, but he ignores them and sees this as a time to prove the might of his own power and leads the invasion in Western Thrace.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu continues working on its navy. Here, the population keeps growing at rapid rates, but nowhere as near as West Qoyunlu, which most people jokingly refer to as "The Child's Province". Mahmoud shows up at the construction site of his uncle's mosque for a third time. Begins to send troops to Anatolia, but cannot make it to Byzantium by years end.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq continues working on its navy. Baghdad becomes a very large city, and urbanisation continues. In, Baghdad, women far outnumber men, three to one making it more of a equal society. But as a result, many men have multiple wives. Begins to send troops to Anatolia, but cannot make it to Byzantium by year's end.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia continues working on its navy. The troops that have already beeen moved to Anatolia proceed on marching on Macedonia.
  • The Caliphate Province of Dulkadir continues working on its army. Send its armies to Greece below Athens.
  • The Caliphate Province of Ramazan continues working on its navy. Leads the invasion of Greece below Athens.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman continues building its army. Send its armies to Thrace.
  • The Caliphate Province of Candar continues building its navy. Candar send its navy to close off Byzantium.
  • The Novgorodians continue to update their military and build more naval ships. Attempts are made to reverse-engineer a Barque. Meanwhile, the Russian Academy of Sciences is opened in Novgorod.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat continues to re-enforce its rule over the new former Sind territories. Gujarat builds up its military in attempts to help put down any possible Sind revolts and to start preparing for the invasion of the Timurids.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli amps up its military focusing on the navy. Koli begins planning a naval invasion of the Timurids so the Arabian states can focus more on the war against the Byzantines.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan amps up its military and Deccan continues to negotiate with the Maharaja of Hindustan, too. Deccan's troops, which were on the way to fight in Greece, are called back by Deccan, so they could be used against the Timurids to save the middle eastern states from needing to send troops to fight the Timurids. This is seen to be much more cost effective by the Caliphate.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman continues to build up its military. The Caliphate expedition to East Asia continues with the fleet leaving Tunrnate to go visit Brunei. The fleet tours Brunei for a while before going to visit the eastern seaboard of the Sultanate of Malacca.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd continues expanding inland by 6,000 sq km. The Nejd military is amped up to deal with fighting the Bedouin and the Byzantines.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah expands by 4000 sq km. Shaybah's economy begins to grow some more as the sand bag making industry really takes off. Many sand bags are sent to provide cover to Caliphate troops in Greece and Thrace.

1492

  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military and also expands more upward the 千島列島 (Chishima Islands). Books, Paddle Boats and paper mills powered by water wheels continue being made. Meanwhile, the Satomi Clan continues construction of the 高知城 (Kōchi Castle). The special ships continue being built as well.
  • Naples: The army and navy are mobilized before the eventuality of a conflict. Although Naples is not part of the HRE it will protect Christianity. The colony in Africa expands its borders, and more native people are baptized. Local leaders allow the presence of troops gradually. From this position, the fleet do some more explorations.
    • Actually, we voted on your membership and it passed. You are now a member of the HRE.
    • OK, TY.
  • Savoy: King Pedro III appoints Donatello Salzoto as interim Governor of Provence, which de facto makes Provence a vassal of Savoy. The army and navy are ready for any battle.
  • Palatinate: The Duke Otto annexed Metz to the Duchy of Palatinate, forming a new province. The army is still not large but can send supplies to the Imperial troops in any conflict.
  • Bosnia-Montenegro: The army is mobilized for any conflict, like the few ships of the Kingdom.
  • The Manchurians continue work repairing damage to their infrastructure caused by the war with Korea. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward. The Manchurians temporarily cease the upgrading of the navy, as they had mostly reached their goals.
  • Other breakthroughs are made on the barca, and one is aready being construccted but is predicted that it will actually be ready between 1493 and 1494. Meanwhile, the military is updated. Meanwhile, in August, Reginsson departs from Porto with three ships, a carrack and two smaller caravels. The carrack is captained by Reginsson himself, and the caravels being piloted by Gaspar and Miguel Corte-Real, sons of João Vaz Corte-Real, owner of a captaincy on Açores, and former explorer. First, Reginsson sails to Açores, where he restocks the provisions and makes repairs. In early September, he departs. The expedition goes slightly south and by October, land is spotted, though in a latitude too southerly to be Vinland (OTL Cape Fear), according to Reginsson's calculations. The expedition follows on north, where more land is spotted, sometimes continuously, while he only lands once, when a padrão is placed. The expedition continues and, despite reaching similar latitudes to his calculations, he still does not find any settlement, though he finds land and concludes that Vinland must be on a slightly more northerly latitude than the lands discovered. The expedition turns back to Açores by the end of the year.
    • Do you want to make up a name for the land that he has discovered, or should I use the Norwegian one I already made up? Whatever the name is, that will be what North America is called ...
    • What is the name?
    • Myrland (which means marsh land, as Cape Fear was mostly marshes).
    • Well, as for the continent, I was thinking of "Antília".
  • Sultanate of Bengal: The Sultan continues its military policies, and promulgates a new agricultural reform which increases the production of land considerably. The tax burden on the poorest people are relieved slightly, and also mandates that those who provide military service for 20 years of their lives in return shall not pay more then 1/4 of their normal taxes. The Navy continues to block the ports of Jaffna and Sinhalese and gradually convince the rulers that a war would be disastrous for them, and it's best to accept the conditions imposed and also enjoy many freedoms and benefits. The son of the Sultan arrives in Brunei and is installed in the court of Sultan Hashim Mandib III, who receives him gladly. There he discovers that there is dissatisfaction with the succession to the Brunei throne, as the Sultan of Brunei has no sons and only one daughter.
  • Inca Empire: Huascar is the new Inca and continues the expansionary policy of his father. The northern territories are completely annexed and creates enclaves on the coasts of the south until Chiloé (OTL Chiloé). To the north in the first Orejon (ambassador) comes to the land of the Mayans, and has a gift of friendship to the leader of that people, and seeks dialogue.
    • Mayan Diplomacy: Kinich Kakmo orders that the newcomers be greeted with politeness and caution. He will hear what they have to say.
    • Inca Diplomacy: The Inca Empire has fought for its survival for many centuries and has never found a civilization as advanced as ours. For that reason Huascar Inca wants to strengthen our bonds of friendship toward its people and collaborate for mutual prosperity of our nations. Trade with our products, know our traditions, visit the world that we unknown (exchange of maps) and help each other where we can (discuss areas of influence)
    • Mayan Diplomacy: The Mayans accept the Incan's offer. Ships will be dispatched immediately for trade and to exchange knowledge and information.
  • Papal States: The Pope hears word of an attack on Byzantine by the Caliphate, and officially sides with the Venetians in the conflict. He is troubled to announce the possibility that this war will become a Holy War, the largest Europe may ever face. He prays every night, wishing that there will be few casualties. The utmost efforts are made to protect its holdings in the Caliphate-bordered lands, including the build up of military and navy. The Church encourages the Catholic and Christian states of Europe come together to end the conflict. If the war is finished in Christian victory, the Pope proposes the independence of the Holy Lands (Palestine), possibly in a joint-protectorate.
    • Small question: for the Nth time, how come the Orthodox and Catholic are in perfect joy and harmony where they hated each other's guts at these points more than ever before on history?
    • The Catholics controlling Constantinople may have something to do with it.
    • Also the Patriarch of Constantinople supports the Christians who ensured the freedom of the Byzantine Empire and has held talks with the Pope.
  • Milan: Massive military build up, the whole army is ready to fight the infidels. More military tech is developed by the Ambrosian University. The University continues thinking about the rapid fire mechanism. The navy is put under Genoan command ready to fight. Francesco Sforza ask the Emperor if we are definitely fighting the whole Caliphate.
  • Genoa: More soldiers are recruited and more weapons are bought. Military support is sent to the Byzantine. Most of the mercenaries and half the navy are moved to the Adriatic Sea to follow the Venetian orders (if they go, so the Genoan army). A small fleet is sent to Cyprus and offers to help them in case the war starts.
  • Asti and Montferrat: Military build up, more soldiers are recruited, a great number of volunteers march to Venice and offer their services if the Venetians transport them to the Bizantine Empire (military support to Byzance).
  • The Caliphal Province of Syria sends several of its armies to help the Ottomans, while another part garrisons the forts and prepares for defence. The Navy is concentrated on defence, although an invasion of Cyprus is planned.
  • The Caliphal Province of Palestine mans its forts and begins heavily increasing its armies, knowing the Crusaders will invade the land trying to "retake" their "Holy Land",
  • The Caliphal Province of Egypt sends troops to the coast, fortifying previous fortresses in Alexandria and the Delta. Other troops are sent northward to help Palestine, Syria and Anatolia.
  • The Caliphal Province of Hijaz sends troops to Palestine, although it does not send troops to help against the Europeans.
  • Holy Roman Empire: The Emperor is stunned at the news of the Caliphate's invasion, as the day he feared has finally come. The Imperial Army, in huge numbers and well trained through decade's long expansion, is ready and secures Constantinople, Thessaloniki and Athens with cannon and earth. Although he is sure that God is on the Empire's side, Frederick is planning to take no chances, and asks each state to contribute to this war. The Imperial Navy secures its first victory by maintaining the Bosphorus Straits, and supply lines remain open. Alliances with states such as Castile, Aragon, and Hungary are called upon, expecting those nations to aid in the war. Production of arquebus and cannon are encouraged and the clergy use their influence to incite men to join the army or state militias. The Holy War has begun. Prepare yourselves!
  • Brandenburg sends troops south to fight the Caliphate while some remain for self defense. The military buildup continues on high speed now. Frederick accepts Ivan's daughter if she converts to Catholicism.
  • Aragon supports the Venetians (or Byzantines, whatever) and sends the Armada (do I have one?) into the Mediterranean to make an assault on the Caliphate in Africa. The military buildup continues. ALL HRE PLAYERS PLEASE GO TO THE HRE TALK PAGE. I HAVE A PLAN. THANKS.
  • The Florentian government, upon hearing of the attack on the Byzantines, immediately shifts all focus to the military and navy, building up their forces in the event the Empire calls upon them. They send troops to re-inforce those fighting back the Caliphate's invasion.
  • I declare wikibreak for three weeks and on Day One am attacked ... WTF. Venice immediately sounds the call to war, the Venetian fleet sails out of Venezia and destroys the primitive Arabian navies with superior firepower and speed. The Venetian navy deploys the newest inventions mining several harbours and causing mass disruption to merchant shipping in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. As a result, the Venetian economy takes a hit. The Duke asks the rest of Europe to support the Byzantines in the war against the Caliphate.
    • Erm - the Caliphate navy is huge and quite modern. It's been worked on for years. No way you'd take it out in a year.
    • The Venetian navy, largest in the known world, with more ships of the line than any fleet and with greater speed, manuverability and firepower - not to mention Greek Fire ... As well as having a former admiral as a Duke ...
  • The Byzantine Empire is happy to have completed the second wall around Constantinople as well as two massive forts. The Byzantines purchase Venetian land mines and plant them around the capital and prepare to plant them on the land routes into Greece. Thousands rush to join the army in the face of Islamic aggression which saw the brief loss of Constantinople to the Ottomans a few decades ago.
  • The Croatian army requests passage through Bosnia to attack the Ottomans in the north with Serbia.
  • Cyprus decides to condemn the Caliphate's invasion of the Byzantine Empire and offers what little help it can send to the HRE. The Cypriot King also requests to join the HRE. The education of the Prince and Princess is going well. The Cypriot people also strongly support military action by Cyprus against the Caliphate.
  • Caliphate Province of Rumelia: With the Regional Army, Northern Caliphae Army, and its own army, the Rumelians Invasion FOrce now numbers over 375,000 men, with reserves being mobilized. The Rumelian Army then invades western Byzantine with 275,000 men while a blockade of the Byzantine coast is established with the combined Caliphate fleet. The Rumelian Army, then in cooperation with the Anatolians, lays siege to Constantinople and blockades the straits. Neutral shipping is allowed out, but not in. The Rumelians are set to have an additional 100,000 men ready by next turn.
  • Caliphate Province of Anatolia: In cooperation with the declaration of war 350,000 men are mobilized from the regional and provincial armies, and the Anatolians, in cooperation with the Rumelians, lay siege to Constantinople with 150,000 men along with the 50,000 Rumelian soldiers. The Navy blockades the straits, allowing neutral shipping to leave, but not enter. The Anatolian Reserves are called up, and 150,000 more troops are readied for the nation's defense. 100,000 men are sent to aid in the Rumelian invasion of Byzantine.
  • Caliphate Province of Wallachia: Wallachia sends 75,000 men to help in the invasion of Byzantium while 175,000 men stay in Wallachia for defense, most of them national and regional forces. The Caliphate flag is raised over every army unit within Wallachia, with the Wallachian provincial Sultan and most of the provincial government converting to Islam as a sign of loyalty and faith to the Caliphate and Allah. Wallachia's people also begin converting to Islam, seeing that the warmongering Christians cannot be God's people, as they favor spilt blood while Islam favors peace with honor. By the year's end over 78% of Wallachians will be Muslim.
    • Should I mention that the Wallachians are Christian?
    • 78% converted in one year is way too much, Albania was under Muslim rule for 400 years and only had about that much convert.
  • Bavaria is saddened that the Muslims are on a rampage that is for little more than seizing land and declares full support for the Empire. Bavaria is relatively close enough to march small numbers of troops through Austria to Wallachia, but the bulk of His Majesty's support will come from the Imperial Trade Fleet via Genoa and Milan, which has been ordered to aid in the war. The barques are retrofitted with Greek Fire and cannon and will now play a direct role in shipping supplies and troops to the battlefield. All troops are supplied with a new model of the arabesques that fire much more accurately and during wet weather/sea spray. Ludwig Von Constance is well on his way in attempting to create a rapid firing mechanism for gun armaments. He partners with the University of Stuttgart and the Engineers guild of Ansbach in effort to create it before the end of the war. St. Mary's Hospital will ship medical supplies via the IMG to the front lines. The King asks the rest of Europe including The Russian Federation and Calais/England to join. A call by Bavaria is issued asking the Florentine's to join the war.
  • Baden-Wurttemberg commits all supplies and forces that can be used to the war effort. The University of Stuttgart continues advanced research into the rapid firing mechanism.
  • Thuringia expands its military and declares complete support for the Empire via whatever way it has.
  • Saxony: The Elector, Ernest dies and is succeeded by his son, Frederick III (who is, despite having the same name, not the Frederick III of OTL). The new Elector receives his uncle Albert, the Prince of Anhalt, who renews his oath of vassallage. The new Elector immediately tells the Emperor that Saxony will support the war effort in any way, and sends his most battle-hardened, expert Division under the command of the same Lieutenant-Constable who defeated the Anhalt Rebellion. (BTW, Frederick will be a staunch Catholic.)
  • Siam begins expandiing its settlement in Borneo once again. The expansion of the navy continues, all previous projects are continued as well. Japan is once again offered a closer alliance between both states.
  • China continues to expand its military, especially the navy. Exploration of the Pacific Ocean continues.
  • Rajputana opens up new trade routes with the Muslims. The army is improved and expanded Hinduism continues to convert more people in Sind and even the Punjab.
  • Korea continues to expand into the Philippines.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia continues working on its navy. Meanwhile, more and more Christians see the light in Islam, but not to compare to the amount of Turkish immigrants. Georgia is said to contain at least 51% Muslims due to the occurences. Many Christians convert to Islam with the Georgian gov't giving them money to do so. The Muslims in Georgia are happy to be the slight majority. The armies already in Anatolia march on Thrace.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia continues working on its military. Circassia's economy has also become military centered. Macedonia is mostly under Caliphate control.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu continues working on its navy. The West Qoyunlu forces make continuoUs advances in Thrace.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu continues working on its navy. The armies go on to sack Constantinople when they reach Byzantium.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq continues working on its navy. The troops of Iraq finally make it into the war.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia continues working on its navy. The Persians have officially entered the war.
  • The Caliphate Province of Dulkadir continues working on its army. Continues sending its armies to Greece below Athens.
  • The Caliphate Province of Ramazan continues working on its navy. Now playing a more minor role, sails to Venice where it bombards the city for about a month.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman continues building its army. Sends its armies to Thrace.
  • The Caliphate Province of Candar continues building its navy. Sends its navy to Patrol Constantinople for any signs of ships leaving.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea sends some troops to the war.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit sends some troops, but most are kept at home. The ruler of al-Slaveit is proud to be able to serve the Muslims, the irony being the majority of the population is Christian.
  • Scotland improves its navy, and sends ships to explore the North Sea. The Scots continue to improve their cities as humanism flourishes.
  • The Mayan Empire continues pushing south into Zapotec territory. The army is upgraded for the expansion and the navy is upgraded (the western fleet) for anticipated trade with the Incan Empire.
  • Novgorod[secretly for the moment] sends some supplies to Brandenburg as a part of their trade ... (this is the secret part) that they then use for the war effort. Tsarina Marpha proposes aid to the HRE and possible war [secrecy ends]. The Military is updated and the Academy of Sciences continues to work on the barques and the musket is invented by weaponsmith Evgeni Parskov. (Damn edit conflicts with the Scots!)
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat continues to re-enforce its rule over the new former Sind territories. Gujarat builds up its military in attempts to help put down any possible Sind revolts and to start preparing for the invasion of the Timurids. Gujarat also starts spreading propaganda and rumours across India about the evil nature of Christians and their unholy religion. The people spreading the anti-Christian messages is to help ensure that the Christians will never pose a thread against the Caliphate in India.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli amps up its military focusing on the navy. Koli also spreads anti-Christian and anti-Europe propaganda in India.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan amps up its military and Deccan continues to negotiate with the Maharaja of Hindustan, too. Deccan also spreads anti-Christian and anti-Europe propaganda across India with the help of Koli and Gujarat.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman continues to build up its military, sending more troops to fight in Greece. The Caliphate expedition to East Asia continues with the fleet touring the eastern seaboard of the Sultanate of Malacca, before going along the eastern seaboard of Siam, which includes a visit to Bangkok. The fleet then goes all around Khmer, Champa and Dai Viet and then finishes the year after reaching the Pearl River delta in China.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd continues expanding inland by 6000 sq km. The Nejd military is amped up to deal with fighting the Bedouin and the Byzantines. Nejd also starts to build a small navy which encourages more sea-faring merchants to take up residence in Nejd.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah expands by 4000 sq km. Shaybah's economy begins to grow some more as the sand-bag making industry really takes off, thanks to the conflict in Greece, with many more being sent there.
  • Korea continues to expand into the Philippines.


1493

Songhai seizes the north-eastern third of Mali and vassalizes the rest of the nation.

  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military and also expands more upward the 千島列島 (Chishima Islands). Books, Paddle Boats and paper mills powered by water wheels continue being made. Meanwhile, the Satomi Clan continues construction of the 高知城 (Kōchi Castle). The special ships continues being built as well.
  • Naples: The Army and Navy are fighting against the infidels, and recruit more troops. Meanwhile the Order of the Knights of Malta infiltrates more and more into Granada. Exploration in Africa reaches farther south to the coast of Congo, while Hope colony expands and builds a church. The lands are now called Ivory Coasts (OTL Ivory Coast).
  • Savoy: The Army and Navy recruit more troops, and continue its struggle against the infidels. Provence is officially a vassal of the Kingdom of Savoy, his ruling will be Giacomo of Naples for only 14 years, brother of the King Pedro. King seeks a larger alliance and contacts the King of France to arrange a marriage.
  • Palatinate: The Duke Otto, continues sending soldiers to fight. Metz is organized within the Duchy as a prosperous province.
  • Bosnia-Montenegro: King recruits and sends more troops to fight for the freedom of their land.
  • Portugal continues building up its army. In late 1493, a barca is finally replicated. In January, Reginsson's expedition returns to Portugal, with the news that, while he found vast expanses of land, he did not find Vinland. However, he is sure that he can reach Vinland sailing farther north than at first. Meanwhile, in March, a letter written mostly by Gaspar Corte-Real about the voyage is published in Lisboa. In this letter, the expanses of land discovered are called "Antília", associating them with the legendary island that appears on some maps and is said to be located west. Meanwhile, Reginsson asks João II to fund another expedition, which he accepts. With the same pilots from the first voyage, Reginsson departs in September again, stopping at Açores, and departing later. After reaching the same point where the first expedition reached before coming back to Açores, the expedition repeats the procedures of the first, mostly sailing north along the coast. By December, Reginsson sights settlements that he believes might be Vinland. However, he does not stop there, continuing to sail west. Meanwhile, Álvaro Caminha receives the unsettled island of São Tomé from the crown, being told to settle and Christianize the island. After having some difficulty in finding settlers, a settlement called São Tomé is established in late 1493.
PMII 1490 Bengal

This is my colour.

  • Sultanate of Bengal: The Sultan Shah I continues to increase the number of soldiers in the army, giving orders for the training of them be much stronger. The Navy increases his production with the construction of three new shipyards, and with the new ships, start exploring the whole Malay Archipelago: the first objective is the occupation of the islands without possession, and claims sovereignty of Andaman Islands (Andaman OTL) on behalf of the Sultan. In Jaffna and Sinhalese, the population starts to be supporters of the union with the Sultanate of Bengal and the Kings of these places feel the pressure of skilled ambassadors, as well as military forces that have landed on their land and occupied their cities without great resistance. The son of Sultan, Alauddin Muzaffar, continues in Brunei and establishes a strategy for him to join in marriage with the daughter of the old local Sultan. Diplomatic missions are sent to Hindustan, Siam, Tibet, and China.
  • Read Siam has claims to the Adamans and we are trying to seize the archipelago ourselves.
    • Sorry, I read, but in more then ten years you are not saying anything about Andaman islands, bad luck.
    • I don't see how their population can support you. First, one state there is Buddhist, the other is Hindu, and Bengal is Islamist.
    • We are not ruled by one religion, we have religious freedom. 50% of our population Is Hindu, 30% Buddhist and 20% Islamist.
  • Korea continues to expand into the Philippines.
  • Brandenburg continues to keep up the war. More and more is put into the war effort. Brandenburg asks Novgorod and Muscovy to invade the Caliphate from the north as they have attacked the heart of Orthodox Christianity, the Byzantine lands and Constantinople. Military (army/navy) build up continues. Draft reintroduced. A barque is completed.
  • Aragon continues to fight the war. More fleets and men are sent to the African area of the Caliphate and the plan is for them to advance east until they can meet up with other forces in the Caliphate's capital of ??? Along the way the plan is for Venetian, Neapolitan and Papal forces to join up with them. The colony is expanded in hopes of getting some sort of resources or the like from it.
  • Bavaria continues to send military aid. There is a movement to merge Baden-Wurrtemberg into Bavaria, although these plans are many years away. Ludwig Von Constance is getting closer to break through due to his partnership with the University of Stuttgart. Bavaria calls on the Russian Federation to join in the Holy War. Anti-Catholic sentiment is secretly rising amongst the wealthier classes, many believe the Church is purposely limiting the amount of wealth and knowledge. (Note to Pope: That is secret) The IMG continues to move supplies to the frontlines. The Imperial Trade Fleet meets with the Venetian and Cypriot fleets and begin to cause heavy damage against Caliphate shipping.
  • Baden-Wurttemberg also begins to talk of merging, although it is planned for far in the future.

Thuringia expands the military and ships what supplies it has to the frontlines.

  • Somebody deleted my post ... Thuringia expands military involvement.
  • As Florence continues to send aid to the Byzantines, the Doge offers his personal endorsement to any man that can create something that may end the conflict sooner. After consideration, he chooses Mario Colombino again, offering a substantial reward if he can invent something for just such this purpose. Now under a large amount of pressure from the government, he finally finishes his designs for a covered, mechanical chariot, which the Doge orders built as soon as possible.
    • ​Nice attempt at a tank ... "mechanical chariots" are not possible yet ...
      • It was worth a shot ...
  • The war continues to rage on, and this is starting to unsettle the Imperial Government. The Army and Navy continue to hold, but the Emperor knows that he needs all of Europe on his side. By this time, all states in the Empire respond to the Emperor's call to aid the military and most send supplies, but a notable few send some soldiers. At the urging of Isabella, Castile also enters the war, sending soldiers to fight the Caliphate forces. Negotiations with France and Denmark to enter the war begin also, and they also make this point to the Russian Federation as well: If the HRE falls, then what would stop the Caliphate from attacking you next?
    • Besides the huge difference in context, nothing, of course.
    • Russia will enter the war if Moscow agrees as a coalition force (as in as a Leader to liberate our Cossack brethren and get Crimea). Novgorod is also sending supplies already ... as in we send supplies to Brandenburg as "trade" that they "just so happen" to use to fuel their war effort.
    • Venice supports this.
    • Russia has entered the War.
  • The Caliphal Province of Syria continues to send troops to fight in Greece, while the navy and a large part of the army is kept on the coast.
  • The Caliphal Province of Palestine continues fortifying its shores and its navy, as well as sending a small contingent to Greece..
  • The Caliphal Province of Egypt continues sending troops to the North, as well as sending troops to Tunis and Cyrenaica. The Navy is prepared.
  • The Caliphal Province of the Hijaz sends troops to Palestine.
  • The Caliphal Provinces of Yemen and Hadramaut send a few troops north, although the huge distances impede large movements.
  • Alodia expands 3000 sq km north while sending some forces to the Caliph in both Palestine and Greece.
  • Milanese army and navy are still fighting the infidels and helping Venice. The Ambrosian University continues researching different military technologies. The Sforzas are scared from the infidels and implement a military plan to modernize the army and use better weapons.
  • Genoan forces offer to join the Aragonese ones in Africa, but more of them are still fighting the infidels in Byzance. The barque is replicated with all resources possible and all military techs available are used to upgrade the fleet.
  • Asti and Montferrat: continues building up the army, more weapons are bring and the forces join the Milanese to fight the infidels.
  • Tibet: After long diplomatic programs, Bhutan splits away relatively peacefully from Kamarupa, but Kamarupa's political instablities continue, with the nation risking falling into civil disarray. Bhutan, a vassal of Tibet, starts to stablise the southern border, and the infrastructure of Thimphu is improved, with the aid of Nepal and Tibet. Xeu Gyatsen, the Second Dalai Lama, now nineteen years of age, leaves Lhasa for a tour of the monasteries of Tibet. Thunsen Gyatsen's government remains relatively stable, with the successful resolution of the Kamarupa/Bhutan issue increasing confidence in it. The navy continues to be expanded also, and boats are transported to Kashmir. Roads between Nepal and Bhutan are improved.
  • Note to mapmakers: Bhutan spans the whole north border of Kamarupa, with the southern border being roughly a continuation of Nepal's southern border.
  • Talk pageTipakay (talk) 22:18, October 18, 2012 (UTC)
  • Cyprus continues to attack the Caliphate. Many workers are asked to join the army, navy or related industries. The education of the Prince and Princess is going well.
  • China continues to explore the Pacific Ocean and expand its military. Trading with several European nations is reopened. Trade with the Sultanate of Bengal begins as well.
    • ​Via Caliphate? nononono. They won't let you through.
    • Pretty please?
      • Why not just trade with the Caliphate? We have an expedition in China ATM, so we could use that to then form relations of trading.
      • Pretty please with silk on top?
  • Venetian troops join Byzantium's and together they throw their full force at Bulgaria and the seas of the Caliphate. With the remnants of the Caliphate navy getting hunted down the two navies use Cyprus as a temporary home. Venice hopes the war will end soon so the economy can resume peaceful trade with the Muslims.
  • Byzantium attacks Bulgaria and lands troops in Anatolia attacking formerly Byzantine land. The Ottoman Empire has not been able to remove all traces of the 2000 years plus of Greek control of the region and the people soon support Byzantium in their campaign across West Anatolia with the support of other Christian nations.
  • Croatia moves her troops through Bosnia and Serbia attacking Wallachia and Rumelia from the west. Austrian troops also lend a hand from the north.
  • Saxony: The new Elector, Frederick III, starts a fund/charity/collection to raise money for the "crusade" against the heathen Caliphate. He encourages priests and Bishops to tell tales of heroism about the Christian (but mostly Saxon) soldiers fighting the Caliph. The Elector, at 25 years of age, is in search of a nice, Catholic wife. If there are no offers by 1495, he will marry a female of the House of Kniphausen.
  • Muscovy declares war on the Caliphate, along with the rest of Russia (counting Poland, as the Grand Council decided) Invading and seizing land around the Black Sea. The economy is shifted toward war with Ivan III's son, Vasiliy III personally leading the armies that are entering Crimea. The Muscovian navy, too, is deployed.
  • Rajputana works on military development and improves infrastructure. Many people move to the new territories as the Hindu population increases.
  • The Manchurians continue work repairing damage to their infrastructure caused by the war with Korea. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
  • The Russian Tsarina Declares war on the Caliphate. Novgorodian forces and Navy rush southward in the name of the liberation of the Orthodox Cossack brethren that are discriminated against because of their Christianity and ruled by a puppet. Meanwhile, Marpha becomes ill and abdicates her position as the Grand Princess of Novgorod (and therefore Tsarina) to tend to her health and Ivan III is chosen as Tsar in the next meeting of the Electoral council. Afanasi Feodorovich Profeev is chosen as the Next Grand Prince of Novgorod. He signs the Ryad (that is becoming quite standardized) and picks Grigory Karobav as his Posadnik. Afanasi Leads the charge into Caliphate territory himself. Meanwhile, a population boom occurs, boosting the population, although it is a bit stalled by war ... but it still occurs ... although it is predicted that it will be skyrocketing after the war.
  • Ethiopia; The Ethiopians colonize 1500 sq mi of land to the west of the Empire and begin building roads to connect the colonies in Eritrea to the Ethiopian Highlands. Plans for a second invasion of Adal are underway, following a breakdown of diplomatic efforts to strengthen ties between the two Kingdoms.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat continues to re-enforce its rule over the new former Sind territories. Gujarat builds up its military in attempts to help put down any possible Sind revolts and to start preparing for the invasion of the Timurids. Gujarat also begins considering sending troops to help in the war against the Europeans if the war continues or looks to continue for many more years.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli amps up its military focusing on the navy. Koli also spreads anti-Christian and anti-Europe propaganda in India.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan amps up its military and Deccan continues to negotiate with the Maharaja of Hindustan, too. Deccan sends diplomats to the Sultanate of Begal to discuss trading pacts and a possible alliance, too.
    • Bengal diplomacy: Our Sultan will accept these pacts.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman continues to build up its military, sending more troops to fight in Greece. The Caliphate expedition to East Asia continues with the fleet touring the eastern seaboard China. The fleet also makes a detour to Taiwan before continuing onward to the Yellow Sea and touring the various port cities on the Yellow Sea coastline.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd continues expanding inland by 6000 sq km. The Nejd military is amped up to deal with fighting the Bedouin and the Byzantines. Nejd also builds its small navy up and more sea-faring merchants to take up residence in Nejd.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah expands by 4000 sq km. Shaybah sends more troops to fight against the new Russian threat and they send lots of sand bags with the troops, too
    • How sand bags would be useful on 15th century warfare?
      • To create simple fortifications for cannon positions and for arquebuses divisions to fire from behind. It's just to give a bit of temporary fortification alongside wooden spikes. They are quite versatile plus I needed to give Shaybah a national industry to focus on, and since sand is the only real thing in abundance ...
  • The Mayan Empire expands south. The ships of the navy are updated, incorporating Incan ideas into the Mayan ships. The army is upgraded while heading south. Trading begins with the Incans.
  • Papal States: The Pope continues to fund the war with the Caliphate and blesses every soldier fighting in the name of the Church. Military and naval personnel are sent to the territories to defend the borders, and many count on Holy Roman support. The Cape of Alfons sends messages to the Pope stating that they have made headway in terms of protecting the borders, and, if getting enough military support from other countries, may begin assaults on Tunisian cities to perhaps have them surrender and leave the war. The Pope also states that if the war does not end by 1495, he may begin the second March of the Catholics to promote the Catholic faith and propel more men to fight the Caliphate's aggression. The Jubilee of 1500 will probably go as planned, depending on the circumstances of the war and if it reaches the States itself. Military improvement is made to fortify the city and the coast.
    • If you want to gain any land from Tunisia then you'll have to have the Papal States join the algorithm, which will then lead to Tunisia joining too. Sort of like a war within a war for purposes of the algorithm.
    • The Papal States are added. They've been fighting in the war ever since it started. Or do you mean a whole separate algorithm? ChrisL123 (talk)
      • The Papal States have been supporting the Byzantines/Venetians. Only nations leading in the algorithm can gain/lose territory. So, since Tunisia is only supporting the other Caliphate Provinces in this war, they can't lose any territory, meaning that you'd have to have Tunisia join the war if you want to gain territory from them. Same applies if the Caliphate wins, we can only take territory from Venice and/or Byzantium.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia continues working on its navy. Meanwhile, more and more Christians see the light in Islam, but not to compare to the amount of Turkish immigrants. Georgia is said to contain at least 52% Muslims due to the occurences. Many Christians convert to Islam with the Georgian gov't giving them money to do so. The Muslims in Georgia are happy to be the slight majority. The armies already in Anatolia march on Thrace.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia continues working on its military. Circassia's economy has also become military centered. Circassia stabilises control over Macedonia.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu continues working on its navy. The West Qoyunlu forces make continuous advances in Thrace, and the troops are feeling hopeful.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu continues working on its navy. East Qoyunlu forces continue to occupy Constantinople.
    • ​Ummm no. You are losing in the algorithm and Constantinople is heavily fortified now, did you bother reading the Byzantine posts?
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq continues working on its navy. Iraqi troops demolish Byzantine forces.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia continues working on its navy. The Persians spread the army out over all of Byzantium.
  • The Caliphate Province of Dulkadir continues working on its army. Continues sending its armies to Greece below Athens.
    • ​The transports would be sunk before they could land.
  • The Caliphate Province of Ramazan continues working on its navy. Ramazan, in a surprising turn of events, wins many battles against the Venetian navy.
    • Venice has updated her navy since turn one, Ramazan, a land based state has no chance against Greek Fire, barques and experience.
    • Even though I acknowledge bark and experience, Ramazan is far from being a land based state. It has been working on its navy for a really long time.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman continues building its army. Sends its armies to Thrace.
  • The Caliphate Province of Candar continues building its navy. Sends its navy to Patrol Constantinople for any signs of ships leaving.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea sends some troops to the war.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit sends some troops, but most are kept at home. The ruler of al-Slaveit is proud to be able to serve the Muslims, the irony being the majority of the population is Christian. Al-Slaveit is debating full involvement in war.

1494

  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military and also expands more upward the 千島列島 (Chishima Islands), and soon reach the Asian Mainland (Kamchatka), and begin to expand up there (Kamchatka), and they name this area, Reiuzi (霊烏路). Books, Paddle Boats and paper mills powered by water wheels continue being made. Meanwhile, the Satomi Clan continues construction of the 高知城 (Kōchi Castle). The special ships continues being built as well.
    • Bengal diplomacy: Our Sultan asks for commercial trade, and the possibility of an alliance.
    • Shogun Ashikaga Fumikazu accepts the trade offer, and thinks about the alliance offer for a while, though he accepts the offer as well.
  • The Manchurians continue work repairing damage to their infrastructure caused by the war with Korea. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
    • Bengal diplomacy: Our Sultan ask for a commercial trait, and the possibility of an alliance.
  • Naples: While war happens, the army continues to recruit soldiers, and Navy is building new ships and working on newer models and better than the rest of Europe. The King's mother dies at 69 years of age. The Ivory Coast colony expands and travels in Africa are becoming more frequent.
  • Savoy: During the development of war, the army and navy incorporates more troops to their ranks. The King visits his peer of France, Charles VIII, talks are conducted for a marriage between the two royal families. The Kingdom of France is in a state of political weakness, and the strength and the impulse of the House of Naples/Savoy, encouraged the French King to formalize this union. King Charles VIII has no offspring, and to preserve the French unit is looking for his nearest relative, to come together in marriage with the closest relative of King Pedro III of Savoy.
    • You do realize that most, if not all of that statement, was made up entirely?
  • Bosnia-Montengro: The King orders that fortify the borders of the Kingdom, and the army increased its number. Livestock triples.
  • Korea continues to expand into the Philippines.
    • Bengal diplomacy: Our Sultan ask for commercial trait, and the possibility of an alliance.
  • Portugal continues updating its military. Meanwhile, more barcas are built, but in a slow rhythm. Meanwhile, Reginsson's expedition continues farther west, reaching more coast. The expedition eventually turns back, and later, reaches the settlement sighted before.after stopping there, the expedition goes back to Portugal, reaching Lisboa in April, with Reginsson reporting that he found Vinland and might have found Markland, but not Helluland. Meanwhile, the settlement in São Tomé expands by 200 sq km, though with the island being inhabitated, and with the lack of settlers, the expansion has more of land-claiming than actual occupation. Meanwhile, sugar starts to be cultivated there.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with the Incans, and upgrading the navy with Incan innovations. The army is upgraded as they move south into Zapotec land.
  • Sultanate of Bengal: The army increases their number, and the navy builds more ships. The Sultan proclaims religious freedom in a land so rich and diverse. Religious taxes are abolished, and everyone has the right to follow their own light. Naval forces continue their pressure on the island, and the army landed soon becomes accepted by low-income populations, who sees them as their liberators from a system that does not allows them to live in peace. To create better relations with the rulers of the island, the Sultan offers two of his daughters to marry a member of the local nobility. On the other hand the occupation of the Andaman Islands starts, installing piers for the fleet. Accepted the trade pact and alliance with the forces of the Caliphate, but maintaining our independence. Trade with China brings good fruit, and seeks to increase the profits in Korea, Japan and Manchuria. The son of Sultan Shah I, asks the hand of the daughter of the old Sultan of Brunei, in an effort to help stabilize the brother Kingdom.
    • Dynastic union between Bengal and Brunei doesn't seem right, they are quite far away from another after all.
    • The Sultanate of Bengal long ago, has had relations with Brunei, as part of the expansion of Islam in these regions. Never trade have been affected, either diplomatic relations (also the same occur with Majapahit), even with the current expansion of Siam, so it is perfectly normal to have this kind of relationship between the two Kingdoms, and much more now a brother Kingdom is in crisis and needs our help.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat continues to re-enforce its rule over the new former Sind territories. The Sind populace now seems to be amply under the foot of Caliphate rule. Gujarat continues to builds up its military as they still prepare to invade the Timurids, but as the war in Europe rages on, Gujarat thinks waiting for that to end would be for the best as a two-fronted war would be fairly bad for the Caliphate.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli amps up its military focusing on the navy. Koli proposes the building of a large fleet to send Indian Caliphate troops to go and fight in Europe. This fleet would use some of the current Grand Fleet of India and the Grand fleet of the eastern seas, and help give the Caliphate troops an even better numerical advantage.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan amps up its military and Deccan continues to negotiate with the Maharaja of Hindustan too, but Deccan begins to consider pulling out due to the slow pace of talks. Deccan also establishes trade links to the Caliphate's newest ally, the Sultanate of Bengal.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman continues to build up its military, sending more troops to fight in Greece. The Caliphate expedition to East Asia continues to tour China, and the Caliphate impressed with the technology and wonders of China, decides to send a team of diplomats to meet the Chinese Emperor to discuss forming a trading pact between China and the Caliphate.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd continues expanding inland by 6000 sq km. The Nejd military is amped up to deal with fighting the Bedouin and the Byzantines. Nejd also builds its small navy up and more sea-faring merchants to take up residence in Nejd.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah expands by 4000 sq km. Shaybah sends more troops to fight against the new Russian threat and they send lots of sand bags with the troops, too. Shaybah also offers to help Koli with their plan to transport Indian troops to Europe, too.
  • Brandenburg keeps up the war as well as continuing to build up the army and navy. Frederick is married to the daughter of Ivan III after her conversion to Catholicism. They offer the firstborn child (hopefully a son) to any child of Louis, Duke of Orleans, born after the child. Meanwhile more people, from Pomerania and Brandenburg and Prussia (which all own, although not all of Prussia and Pomerania, part of Pomerania is a vassal state) are put into the army.
  • Aragon pleads NAPLES to aid ARAGON in invading NORTH AFRICA, which is the CALIPHATE'S TERRITORY. The military buildup continues.
  • You know they're already a part of the war, right? Or is this just continent specific?
  • Luxembourg's Duke Louis III sends more military aid southward and eastward to fight the Caliphate. The military buildup. Louis, "Dauphin" of Luxembourg (a little stealing from France, whom Luxembourg aims to model itself after) has a son. Louis III dies in November. His son takes his place as Louis IV.
  • Milan: The economy slowly grows, the Ambrosian University continues researching military tech and Francesco Sforza gets sick. The Christian and anti-Muslim feelings grow up in the Duchy.
  • Genoa: The army continues fighting along the Imperial forces. The Imperial Trade Fleet continues helping the Empire. Some ships are hired to act as raiders to the Caliphate forces in the Aegean and all the Mediterranean.
  • Asti and Montferrat: The infrastructure continues being improved.
  • Tibet: The nation's road network is improved and new monasteries are built. Financial aid is sent to China to help them recover from the economic crisis. Roads are built around the east side of the Himalayas to Bhutan, through the northernmost part of the Shan States, with whom the government holds discussions. Ships are transported to Bhutan. Xeu Gyatsen, the Second Dalai Lama, stays at Tashilhunpo and holds ceremonies in Shigatse.
  • Kashmir: New roads are built leading south, as hope for a route to Rajputana increases again. The military is also improved.
  • Nepal: The infrastructure of Kathmandu is improved, and aid continues to be sent to Bhutan, and new roads built on the eastern border.
  • Bhutan: The infrastructure of Thimphu is improved. The border with Kamarupa is partially fortified, with aid from Nepal. Numerous new monasteries are built as trade with Tibet increases now that the nation is official, and the government helps with the building of roads through the Shan States to Tibet.
  • Cyprus continues to attack the Caliphate, also sending troops under the HRE's name. Cypriot naval fleets help to patrol the water around the Aegean and Cyprus. The education of the King's son and daughter is going well.
  • Caliphate Province of Rumelia: With the Regional Army, Northern Caliphate Army, and its own army, the Rumelians Invasion FOrce now numbers over 375,000 men, with reserves being mobilized. The Rumelian Army then invades western Byzantine with 275,000 men while a blockade of the Byzantine coast is established with the combined Caliphate fleet. The invasion continues.
  • Caliphate Province of Anatolia: In cooperation with the declaration of war 350,000 men are mobilized from the regional and provincial armies, and the Anatolians, in co-operation with the Rumelians, lay siege to Constantinople with 150,000 men along with the 50,000 Rumelian soldiers. The Navy blockades the straits, allowing neutral shipping to leave, but not enter. The Anatolian Reserves are called up, and 150,000 more troops are readied for the nations defense. 100,000 men are sent to aid in the Rumelian invasion of Byzantine. The invasion continues.
  • Caliphate Province of Wallachia: Walllachia sends 75,000 men to help with the invasion of Byzantine while 175,000 men stay in Wallachia for defense, most of them national and regional forces. More Wallachians convert to Islam.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia continues working on its navy. Meanwhile, more and more Christians see the light in Islam, but not to compare to the amount of Turkish immigrants. Georgia is said to contain at least 53% Muslims due to the occurences. Many Christians convert to Islam with the Georgian gov't giving them money to do so. The Muslims in Georgia are happy to be the slight majority. The armies alredy in Anatolia march on Thrace.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia continues working on its military. Circassia pulls its forces away from Macedonia and fully mobilises on Russia.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu continues working on its navy. The West Qoyunlu forces make continuous advances in Thrace, and the troops are feeling hopeful.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu continues working on its navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq continues working on its navy. Iraqi troops demolish Byzantine forces.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia continues working on its navy. The Persians spread the army out over all of Byzantium.
  • The Caliphate Province of Dulkadir continues working on its army. Dulkadir changes its focus on capturing Constantinople.
  • The Caliphate Province of Ramazan continues working on its navy. The navy continues to enlarge after it shows strong naval traditions.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman continues building its army. Sends its armies to Thrace.
  • The Caliphate Province of Candar continues building its navy. Candar has fully mobilised its navy to stop all Russian fleets trying to access the Black Sea, with help from West Qoyunlu.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea send some troops to the war.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit brings its troops home to help defend itself from the Russian Horde.
  • Inca Empire: The Army and Navy improve their weapons and means of transport. The economy is growing, and so does the population. Commerce with the Mayans is flourishing.
  • Burgundy: The fleet of almost 300 ships of Burgundy and fifty of Friesland, go to Constantinople in an attempt to defend the Byzantines from the Caliphate Fleet, and they and the army occupying the State Of Munster remains in there, yet Charles of Burgundy, leads an army of 25.000 men through Central Europe, to fight to reach the fleet awaiting in Venice, to transport the troops to Constantinople and the army manages to defend the city from the Muslims, while the fleet does some serious damage to the fleet near Constantinople, fleet returns after a few months in Byzantium with 270 ships to Burgundy. During all this mess, the Orthodox Catholics begin returning to Europe from the Canarian Islands, and their population continues to grow in Northern African outpost. They continue setting more outposts and colonies in Western Africa on behalf of the Burgundians yet mainly of Orthodox Catholics than Catholics, their return into Europe, becomes important forcing the Duke Charles to talk Privately with the Pope to search for a non-violent Solution without spread the voice.
  • In the map the domains that I have, the only changes are the two outposts.
  • Burgundy

    Burgundy and its domains

    in Western Africa, the one in North Africa, that I have said to have since 1479.
  • And continuously expand, and my occupation of Munster crappily shown in the map
    • If you want to have your colonial expansion shown on the map with exact numbers, please start to put up numbers for your expansion, and take notice that the maximum number for colonial expansion per turn on mainland Africa until further notice is 1 px.
  • Saxony: With the majority of the Saxon regulars away fighting the evil, heavin Caliph, the Elector issues a proclamation, which requires every family to have one son join the militia. The militia is only part-time, and they will receive a small payment from the government. This conscription greatly bolsters the numbers of men available to defend Saxony in case of a sudden invasion. The Elector urges his uncle, Prince of Anhalt, to send troops to fight the Caliph, and also to implement a similar militia sustem as Saxony. The Prince does so, and sends some of the more troublemaking knights with the crusaders. The Elector, now 26, is still in search of a good, Catholic wife. Time is running out, this offer ends next turn!
    • Heavin? did you meant "heathen", "heaving" or "heavy"?
  • Bavaria continues to ship whatever it can to fight the Caliphate, though there are secret rumblings. The IMG continues to aid in the war effort by what ever means possible. Ludwig Von Constance completes a rapid fire prototype that fires at a slightly faster rate than before. However, he is dissatisfied and continues research. By now, numerous affluent members of society begin to complain more overtly about the Catholic Church's policies and the cost of all these "Holy Wars" that are increasingly expensive and threatening the safety of Europe - though most tend to keep these comments to themselves. Talks begin between the Duke of Baden, who is a royal family member, to actually merge Baden-Wurttemberg into Bavaria as a province and not a vassal, although any formal agreement will wait until after the war.
  • Baden-Wurttemberg expands the economy to help offset the costs of war. The Duke listens to his cousin's idea and comments that he approves, but any action must take place later, not now. The University of Stuttgart utilizes some of Ludwig's plans to create a mountable cannon that rests on the back of a wagon (yes, this is possible for the time), for easy transport.
  • Thuringia begins to expand the economy to help fight off the effects of the war. Thuringian nobles support Bavarian nobles fully in the belief that the Church in its current form, is becoming a problem, though that too, mostly remains a secret. Thuringian Noble Wilhelma Servosa, a wealthy noble, marries the Duke of Nuremburg, Adam Kribt, King Wilhelm's younger brother. This brings the two already united nations much closer together. They have a simple wedding as neither one believes that this is the right time for opulence, not while people are dying. This wins them enormous respect and adoration in Thuringia and Bavaria.
  • Novgorodian troops rush into the Crimea and the Cossack territory, laying siege to the capitals of those provinces. Newly forged guns fire upon the walls of Bessarai. The Novgorodian streltsis (troops carrying firearms, Made up of Arquebusiers and Ruzhenikis (Musketeers in ATL because Ruzhenii are Muskets in ATL because Novgorod invented them)) storm the countryside, making up one fifth of the Novgorodian Armies. Meanwhile, the academy of sciences is put on a project to improve accuracy and power of firearms. The Population boom is happening, but slowing down as some men start enlisting in the Druzhinas (militias) of Novgorod.
  • China continues to expand its navy and explore the Pacific Ocean.
    • The Caliphate expedition to East Asia is touring China, and the Caliphate is impressed with the technology and wonders of China. We sent a team of diplomats to meet the Chinese Emperor to discuss forming a trading pact between China and the Caliphate. Does China agree to form a trading pact with the Caliphate?
    • China agrees, but requests that goods may be sent to Europe as well (albeit with a tariff giving funds to the Caliphate)
    • The Caliphate agrees to this as well.
  • Rajputana improves the military and the city of Sanapana continues to grow and prosper along with the entire nation. The council sends a treaty of trade and friendship to the Sultan of Bengal. The Guru Nanak begins to pen a holy scripture for his followers.
    • Bengal diplomacy: Our Sultan agree.
  • Muscovy's assault slows, as the massive number of Caliphate troops begin to tell, though they continue well on land. At sea, though, the war is increasingly defensive, and the Muscovian fleets are mainly engaged protecting Ivangrad, so far suceeding. The population boom continues, with Muscovy's population hitting nine million (still in seven digits but not for long. Muscovy had the right resources for a boom OTL ... but it never happened. It is quite possible that with 50 years difference it would in fact occur). However, as in Novgorod this slows down due to the war. A new division, the Honourable Royal Iron Guard, as well as the Honourable Royal Artillery Brigade, are put into action. These are the best trained, best equipped, most fit, specialized soldiers in the Muscovian army, the cream of the cream of the cream.
  • Ethiopia: Ships are sent around Africa in the attempt to link up with the Europeans and establish contact with fellow Christians. The Emperor orders the full-scale invasion of Adal after Ethiopian border guards are killed in an Adal raid against one of their towns. Using that incident to their advantage, the Ethiopian Imperial court plays the populace against the Adal and win support for a war.

1495

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Provence and the Palatinate both break away from Savoy';s vassalization, because it is against the rules to vassalize a nation more than half your size without a war, and you can't possibly vassalize a nation you neither border nor even have a sea route to.Thuringia broke away from Bavarian vassalization because it combined with Wurtemburg was too large a vassal as well.
    • One question: I married the daughter of the King of Naples with the Duke of Palatinate, is not that I just only sent her to make they become vassals. How it is resolved then? What do I have to wait for them to be completely my vassals? And moreover, Provence has the same size as Sardinia or Sicily, so to prevent separation occurs in the Duchy of Provence, King Pedro III of Savoy, who is also the King of Naples, decides to give the said Duchy, to the jurisdiction of Naples - without creating any negative sentiment in the population and the nobility, as they remain under the rule of the King himself. User talk:Quiari 18:46, October 20, 2012 (UTC)
    • Wait. I thought that was the size of your vassals separately. And that isn't entirely fair. I was beginning to merge Baden-Wurttemberg into Bavaria so I could have Thuringia as my only vassal. (Check me and Lurk's pages - also check several last posts)
    • Having a daughter marry into the nobility of the family doesn't count as putting them in dynastic union, so you can't control them. Do not undo moderator crossing-outs again.
  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military and also expands more upward the 千島列島 (Chishima Islands), and expands more into Reiuzi (霊烏路) (Kamchatka). Books, Paddle Boats and paper mills powered by water wheels continue being made. Meanwhile, the Satomi Clan continues construction of the 高知城 (Kōchi Castle). The special ships continue being built as well.
  • Portugal continues preparing its army. Some barcas are built. Meanwhile, the settlement of São Tomé expands by 250 sq km, and the reach of São Jorge da Mina expands by 50 sq km. Meanwhile, King João II dies, and is succeeded by his son João, who is crowned "João III, King of Portugal and Algarves, and Lord of Guinea". Since he still is under age, his uncle Duarte of Guimarães assumes the regency.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade and naval upgrades with the Incan Empire. Military upgrades and expansion southwest also continues. Ikan suggests that a new type of soldier be created - an Imperial guard - made of the strongest and fiercest warriors. Kinich Kakmo and Inka agree, and the first class begins training.
  • Naples: The Kingdom enters a war and expects good results from war. Increases troops and ships. Alongside the African colony expands over 50 km and the local tribes are baptized and are part of the new colony. A boat leaving for the colony lost its way due to a storm, and the trip takes him to latitudes he had not previously known about. Amadeo of Naples and Yolanda of Lorraine die peacefully, at his residence in the Duchy of Lorraine, there is the succession of the Duchy.
    • Savoy:The Kingdom enters a war against the infidels, and meanwhile continues to strengthen the navy and army. Continue in discussions with the King of France to solemnize the marriage between the Royal House. The King looks for other possibilities in the HRE or on the Iberian Peninsula.
  • Provence: Order is restored, and the army continues to support the war. The economy is improving slowly due to trade and agriculture.
  • Palatinate: The Duchy is one of the most prosperous in the HRE despite the war. The economy grows more, and also the military.
  • Bosnia-Montenegro: It continues to support the war, has fortified borders, and establishes the first local boats. Increases the economy based in the livestock.
  • The Manchurians continue work repairing damage to their infrastructure caused by the war with Korea. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
    • Bengal diplomacy: Our Sultan asks for a commercial trait, and the possibility of an alliance.
  • Sultanate of Bengal: The Sultan's military policy, makes the army to be one of the strongest in India. The Navy built many ships and adopts models of other countries seeking to develop one much better. On the island of Lanka (Sri Lanka OTL) accepted the proposal of marriage of the daughters of the Sultan, which is the first step toward a strong allegiance. The fleet allows the entry of trade, but paying a tribute, and the troops maintains occupied major cities without any major problem. Seeing this situation under control, the Sultan sent an ambassador to Kamarupa with the help of Tibet, to avoid any civil conflict after separation of Bhutan, and provides support to local government with troops for any eventuality. In Kamapura accepts the proposal and 30,000 soldiers are sent. The son of the Sultan that is hosted in the court of Brunei, receives the news that the local Sultan approves union with his daughter. Preparations will begin next year. We ask again for trade pacts and alliances with Siam, Hindustan and Tibet (formal in this case).
    • Siam agrees to the trade pact but requests that Bengal keep out of Siamese interests.
    • Hindustan will only accept the alliance if Bengal promises not to extent westward. We are willing, however, to help you expand northeast and east.
  • Brandenburg continues to sends troops and supplies southward to fight the Caliphate. Meanwhile, the military buildup continues. (I just realized that Frederick is married to the daughter of Emperor Frederick III, so in actuality he was never married to the daughter of Ivan III. Sorry, Guns.)
  • FUUUUUUUU <;insert rage comic here;>
  • Aragon sends a few more fleets to Muslim North Africa, and asks Naples and the Pope for specific hope. (Please go to the HRE talk page and see what I have planned. We'll ring them in by reducing their territory from the north, west, northeast, and east. Also, WHAT IS THE CAPITAL OF THE CALIPHATE?) Meanwhile the colony is expanded by 2000px.
  • The maximum number for colonial expansion on mainland Africa is 50 sq km.
  • Korea continues to expand into the Philippines.
  • Muscovy's land troops pull off a major victory against Caliphate troops (I'm basically changing how the war goes based on the algorithm. Last turn, it said we were losing, so we were on the defensive, now we're on the offensive.) At sea, the navy launches a renewed attack on the Caliphate ships, and against all odds pushes them back. The Caliphate troops are overall defeated, and are collapsing before the might of the Muscovian armies. They are led by the Iron Guard, a thousand man strong force of the Cream of the Cream of the Cream (this is now their motto, because it sounds effing awesome).
  • Novgorodians continue to advance along with Muscovian troops. The Hetman of the Cossack puppet state is on the Run, and the Novgorod navy is brought south to contribute. It even helps in some naval assaults on Constantinople. The Novgorodian institutions provide more help, and more muskets are pumped out and replace some arquebuses, which are then sold on foreign markets, paying for the muskets. The Grand Prince of Novgorod leads some decisive victories against the Caliphal forces, using his military prowess to gain himself the position of an undefeated general. Meanwhile, due to war, and more money being diverted to military things, many predict that a barque may be finished by next year.
  • Imperial forces win a major battle at Sofia, driving Caliphate forces away from European territory. The Emperor thanks Russia for joining their side. To alleviate the burden currently faced by the Imperial Army through holding so much territory, the Emperor asks that no territory be added to the Empire after the war with the Caliphate for twenty years. The Emperor summons the Italian Engineer from Florence, and wishes for him to explain his designs. Castille is now in complete union with Austria, as its King has recently died (I think he died a while ago, but now is fine).
  • Papal States: The States continue to fund the war on the Caliphate, and, in order to continue to keep the Catholic faith in Europe, begins the March of the Catholics. Hundreds of bishops are sent to mostly landlocked nations (to avoid assassination by Muslims in the war), meeting the Catholic Europeans who have faith in God that His will be done to defeat the heretics. The Pope prays for those fighting both in Caliphate lands and fighting to keep the land safe from invasion. The Cape of Alfons continue to strike into the Tunisian lands, and seek military help from either Aragon or Naples to defeat the Tunisians and help get them surrender. Papal naval fleets continually meet up with Venetian ones, and with the help of ships in Antalya, begin attacks on cities in Palestine to liberate them.
  • Cyprus continues to help the Defence of the Byzantine Empire. The Cypriot Navy patrols the sea around Cyprus and the southern Aegean. The Cypriot Army is also defending under the name of the HRE. The education of the King's son and daughter is progressing well.
  • Florence keeps sending troops to aid the Byzantines, knowing that if they fall, then it's only a matter of time before their own territory is under attack (exaggeration, don't worry)
  • Siam Heavily increases the military funding and the restructuring of the army and navy. a second exploration team is sent to the Adamans. The economic reforms continue - as does trade.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat amps up its military. They too, agree to Koli's military aid idea and begin planning for it.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli amps up its military focusing on the navy. Koli plans the building of the large fleet needed to send Indian Caliphate troops to go fight in Europe.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan amps up its military and joins Koli in building the troop transport fleet.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman continues to build up its military, sending more troops to fight in Greece. The Caliphate expedition to East Asia goes to visit Korea, where Caliphate diplomats meet with the Korean government to discuss forming a trade pact.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd continues expanding inland by 6000 sq km. The Nejd military is amped up to deal with fighting the Bedouin and the Byzantines. Nejd also builds its navy up more.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah expands by 4000 sq km.
  • The Caliph makes a speech in Medina in basics saying the long, drawn out war of religions is over. Many people attend his speech waiting for hope, which they find when they hear their forces were victorious.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia continues working on its navy. Meanwhile, more and more Christians see the light in Islam, but not to compare to the amount of Turkish immigrants. Georgia is said to contain at least 55% Muslims due to the occurrences. Many Christians convert to Islam with the Georgian gov't giving them money to do so. The Muslims in Georgia are happy to be the slight majority. The armies already in Anatolia march on Thrace.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia continues working on its military. Circassia is starting to finally make an offensive.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu continues working on its navy. The West Qoyunlu forces make continuous advances in Thrace, and the troops are feeling hopeful.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu continues working on its navy. Takes a more active role in the war.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq continues working on its navy. Iraqi troops demolish Byzantine forces, as it decides to take a more active role in the war.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia continues working on its navy. The Persians spread the army out over all of Byzantium.
  • The Caliphate Province of Dulkadir continues working on its army. Dulkadir changes its focus on capturing Constantinople. Dulkadir is very close to its goal in Constantinople as it fully mobilises for it.
  • The Caliphate Province of Ramazan continues working on its navy. The fleet reaches a stagnation in size as there are more and more naval battles.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman continues building its army. Karaman fully mobilises.
  • The Caliphate Province of Candar continues building its navy. Candar has fully mobilised its navy to stop all Russian fleets trying to access the Black Sea, with help from West Qoyunlu.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea sends some troops to the war. Crimea is fully mobilised against the Russians.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit is ravaged by the war. As a result, many migrate to West Qoyyunlu and convert to Islam due to Muhammad's having of two Orthodox wives.
    • Whoa whoa whoa there ... 1. Why would the Orthodox wives marry the Caliph? (isn't that against the rules of the Caliphate?) and 2. Why would Orthodox Slavs migrate to an Arab Muslim nation where they will be ostrasized and treated as second-class by the locals and run away from Orthodox Slavic armies?
    • Well, to answer your first question: the law of the Caliphate is Islamic Law, hence a Muslim can marry a Christian, a Jew, but most preferably Muslim. To your second question: West Qoyunlu is a Turkish Muslim nation to start, and they'd flee because their land is destroyed by the Russian Offensives.
    • But wouldn't it make more sense for people to migrate to Russia, a Slavic Orthodox Nation, same ethnicity and culture, than for them to migrate to a Turkish Muslim nation where they would have to convert (a very big deal back then) just to be treated with some respect? ... and even then ... maybe not. Makes more sense to migrate to a nation more similar to yours to escape from ravaged villages.
  • Granada sends supplies to help the Caliphate (secretly if Portugal and/or Naples are against you. There were too many nations I couldn't be sure. Oh, and sorry for not logging into my account. And does my navy improve over time without me posting?). More work is done on the navy.
    • If you don't post, you don't get military buildup or expansion.
  • Inca Empire: expands more land toward the north. Trade increases with the Mayans. Galapagos Islands are annexed. Not having people there, it remains a wildlife sanctuary where the investigators of the Empire are fascinated with nature. The Inca himself calls himself "Keeper of the Galapagos". It establishes a permanent seat on Chiloe (OTL Chiloe) and organized new military expeditions to these regions.
  • Scotland improves its naval forces in the North Sea. There are some Scots who are angered at having to send so much money down to the Church to help them with their frequent wars, and they complain that the Papal States should not be such a warlike nation.
  • Saxony: The Elector, seeing as there have been no responses to the marriage offer, marries the oldest daughter of the Lord of Inn-und Kniphausen. She soon becomes pregnant and on Christmas Eve, gives birth to a son, named Otto. The Catholic Clergy continues to tell tales of the bravery of the Catholic Saxons against the heathen (yes, I meant heathen last turn) Caliph. The Chief-Constable commissions some of the great minds of the university to design a better cannon.
  • The city of Sanapana continues to grow. The Rajputs are happy to have a new trade partner and many new roads are built. The army of Rajputana is improved and expanded.
  • England's throne is taken over by Stephen II after the death of his father. Stephen declares total war on the Caliphate, taking with him the vassals of Ireland and Mann. The English fleet
  • Calais joins the Imperial army in war against the Caliphate. Edmund I travels to Karolin, and leaves the forces in command of his son Constantine, just come from Venice. The forces join the English fleet under the lead of Richard of York. Alessandro di Grada leads the Knights of Saint Petroc from Pessaro and the ports in the Cape of Alfons.
  • Lorraine's Duke René II sends his forces to join the Calaisian army in Karolin and Venice, parting the Caliphal lands.
  • Milan: The economy starts recovering from the war spending. Francesco Sforza dies and Ludovico Sforza takes the throne. The Ambrosian University continues military research.
  • Genoa: The economy is increased and the Great Imperial Trade Fleet built and the banks continue taking importance in Italy and France.
  • Asti and Montferrat: continues upgrading roads and infrastructure.
  • Bavaria claims that it is not logical for Thuringia to break away as they have the SAME ROYAL LINE! Talks with the Duke of Baden (who is a member of the Royal family since first vassalized) commence on merging Baden-Wurttemberg into Bavaria, citing the gross similarities between the nations, the aid in B-W's economy, and the Royal blood ties. The Duke is expected to reply within the coming year. Karolin greets Edmund I and showcases the exquisite buildings in the city, unfortunately the trip is cut short due to the war. More and more nobles and even some affluent merchants begin to openly complain about the Church. Theologians begin to question the Holy See's motives, albeit with discretion.
  • Baden-Wurttemberg nobles begin to support the merger between the two nations as it becomes revealed that they will receive titles and retain their current positions. Karolin greets Edmund I. More and more nobles and even some affluent merchants begin to openly complain about the Church. Theologians begin to question the Holy See's motives, albeit with discretion.
  • The new capital city of Chennai continues construction. The royal palace and the treasury palace have already been completed, along with the new headquarters for the army. The Maharaja moves into his new palace and oversees the construction of the city himself. The united armed forces are now training together, and a sense of "Hindustanism" has spread in them. The new army is permanent and numbers to over a million, giving the country the largest armed forces on the sub-continent. The ships sent on expedition return from their voyage. They have visited the lands which they call "Eurupe" (OTL Europe) and brought back many new things like beer and rum. Along with this, advanced printing presses are also brought back. The ships traded spices mainly, and landed in Portugal to conduct their trading. They have also earned a large number of coins - mainly gold - due to their successful trading. Meanwhile, the army is used to expand 15000 km into the civil disarray into the north and bring order and Hinduism to the area. The area seems to be doing well under Hindustani control, as most of the population is still Hindu. The Maharaja takes a wife from the state in the west of Hindustan and the two countries enter an alliance and personal union.
  • China continues to expand its military and explore the Pacific Ocean. The navy is also expanded.

1496

The financial situation of the Catholic Church becomes worse in much of Germany and the rest of Northern Europe as church funds are redirected toward the war

  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military and also expands more into Reiuzi (霊烏路) (Kamchatka). Books, paddle boats and paper mills powered by water wheels continue being made. Meanwhile, the Satomi Clan continues construction of the 高知城 (Kōchi Castle) which will be finished by next year. The special ships continue being built as well.
  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, the settlement at São Tomé expands 250 sq km. Meanwhile, Urraca, daughter of João II, marries Afonso de Viseu, son of the Duke of Viseu. Meanwhile, some expeditions are undertaken on the coast of the newly-discovered continent to map it.
  • Caliphate Province of Rumelia: With the Regional Army, Northern Caliphate Army, and its own army, the Rumelian Invasion Force now numbers over 375,000 men, with reserves being mobilized. The Rumelian Army then invades western Byzantine with 275,000 men while a blockade of the Byzantine coast is established with the combined Caliphate fleet. The invasion continues.
  • Caliphate Province of Anatolia: In cooperation with the declaration of war 350,000 men are mobilized from the regional and provincial armies, and the Anatolians, in cooperation with the Rumelians, lay siege to Constantinople with 150,000 men along with the 50,000 Rumelian soldiers. The Navy blockades the straits, allowing neutral shipping to leave, but not enter. The Anatolian Reserves are called up, and 150,000 more troops are readied for the nation's defense. 100,000 men are sent to aid in the Rumelian invasion of Byzantine. The invasion continues.
  • Caliphate Province of Wallachia: Wallachia sends 75,000 men to help in the invasion of Byzantine while 175,000 men stay in Wallachia for defense - most of them national and regional forces. More Wallachians convert to Islam.
  • Cyprus continues to defend itself and help defend the Byzantine Empire from the Caliphate. The Army is sent to fight in the Byzantine Empire whereas the Navy is used to protect the island and islands in the Aegean from Caliphate ships. All universities are temporarily shut so the students can participate in the army. Prince John now enters the battlefield against the Caliphate while his sister continues her education. The war is making the King grow tired.
  • The capital Chennai finishes construction. The city has all the administrative buildings complete, along with its dock. The Maharaja is pleased with the construction of the city, and invites his new wife/consort to come and stay with him. The Hindustani army begins to receive rudimentary rifles and the first iron cannons, which can be more easily manufactured. The iron cannon is a much better weapon that its predecessor cannons and can be manufactured to meet demands. Only five divisions of the army have received the new weapons, but it is hoped that this will become better overtime. Meanwhile, the army is used to expand 15000 km into the civil disarray into the north. By now, a significant area has come under Hindu control and the early areas start to become provinces of the country, rather than territories. A land sale is also offered to the Caliphate Province of Deccan, and in return it is promised that the Hindustanis will help the Deccans in their wars, unless it is against an ally, then they will declare neutrality. Money is also offered along with the support offer. It is hoped they will accept. Meanwhile, the fleet is sent out again - to the south to discover and find new lands. More naval ships are commissioned, and the battleships will now be armed with the best cannons and sails. Alliances with friendly Kingdoms are sought after.
  • Papal States: The Pope begins to hear unrest of the Catholic Church among Europeans, and decides to cut funding for the war, and the majority is used to continue the March of Catholics. He formally states that the intention of the States is not to bankrupt Europe, but to defeat the heretic Caliphate once and for all, so Europe can finally work toward eternal peace. He does agree in August, however, to lessen taxation on the poverty-stricken, signing the bull Solvendo Taxandis (meaning insolvent taxation in Latin). The Pope continues to pray for the soldiers fighting for the Christians both in Europe and in the Caliphate, and attends requiems across the States for those who lost their lives, stating that they will find eternal joy in the Kingdom of Heaven.
  • Muscovy continues its attack on the Caliphate. Having secured several victories over the Caliphate, they now have good control over the Black Sea's entire coast. The navy, along with Novgorod, starts to force the Caliph out of the Black Sea. The first muskets are distributed among the army, coming from Novgorod.
    • No - the Caliphate controls nearly the entire coastline of the Black Sea, and will still do so at the end of the war because the victory against the Caliphate probably will not be that decisive. The algorithm result has not been confirmed yet so please reframe from posting things like that as they usually end up being rendered moot by the war's final outcome. That said, I should also add that the Russian fleet in the Black Sea will not be larger than the Caliphates. The Caliphate has been in the Black Sea since it was founded. It is impossible that the Russians in having a much smaller Black Sea coastline for less time will have developed a larger navy in those few years and defeat the Caliphate on their home turf so easily.
    • I was wondering how long that post would last ... not very long.
    • Unless you're a mod, I strongly suggest you refrain (not re-frame) from crossing things out.
    • Agreed about the crossing out part, though truly, the Russians can't possibly force the Ottomans out of there.
    • I am a mod, hence I crossed it out.
    • If you say so.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat amps up its military. Supplies are sent to the battlefields in Europe to help the Caliphate.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli amps up its military focusing on the navy. Koli sends supplies, too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan amps up its military and joins Koli in building the troop transport fleet, which results in Deccan sending supplies to help the Caliphate in Europe, too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman continues to build up its military, sending more troops to fight in Greece. The Caliphate expedition to East Asia leaves Korea to go visit Japan and meet with the Ashikaga Shogunate government. The expedition continues to be a success as trade negotiations continue and trading pacts are offered to both Korea and Japan.
    • Shogun Ashikaga Fumikazu kindly doesn't accept the offer for now, but he will think about it and maybe reconsider it in the future.
  • How would you even know those countries exist? They're all the way around Asia and across the Indian Ocean. It would take a while before you actually got a response.
    • Have you not seen me posting about the Caliphate's large sea expedition going around Asia? It has been going on for almost a decade now. It has taken many years to actually just reach Japan, during which we have toured nearly all of Asia and made contact with many different nations. It'll be heading back soon, after making contact with all these new, exotic nations the Caliphate knew little about. I also point now we knew of their existence thanks to the Silk road running straight through the Caliphate, but we didn't know much, hence this huge expedition. Venice did something similar earlier too.
    • Ah.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd continues expanding inland by 7000 sq km.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah expands by 4200 sq km.
  • Brandenburg continues to push for the war effort, although it stops sending men. Meanwhile, the military and navy is built up. Brandenburg decides that soon the East Pomeranian vassal will be incorporated fully into Brandenburg.
  • Aragon asks the Pope to reconsider as we need everything we can get to defeat the heretics/Caliphate. Meanwhile, Aragon continues to build up its army and navy and asks Castille and/or France to join the war. Aragon sends two ships (one for Aragon, one for Brandenburg) toward the Portuguese-discovered Antillia. They will reach OTL Manhattan Island next year.
  • The Imperial Army continues to wage its war against the Caliphate, and control of the central Mediterranean is achieved completely. Troops are sent to put down any unrest in the Empire at this time, and the government insists that the issue be resolved with diplomacy.
  • Castille continues its war with the Caliphate. Upon hearing about Portugal's legendary discovery of Antillia, plans are made for an expedition to map the area and claim it for the Holy League.
  • Tibet: The government accepts the alliance with Bengal. Boats for the navy continue to be transported to Bhutan and Nepal. Tibet holds diplomatic discussions with some of the factions in the northern Shan States in order to ease the building and using of trade routes between Tibet and Bhutan around the east side of the Himalayas. Xeu Gyatsen, now twenty-two, publishes multiple new Buddhist teachings, earning him respect and recognition as the "true" Second Dalai Lama (several "contenders" had popped up, backed by opponents of Xeu's father). Thunsen Gyatsen's government is stable, though calls for a new election start to form. Several new monasteries are founded in Nepal, and Bhutan's road network is improved with the aid of Tibet. The fortifications on the border with the unstable Kamarupa are also improved. Kashmir improves its army, and continues to build the trade route to Rajputana.
  • Siam returns to pressing its expansion into the Burmese states and this time they are supplied and supported by the army. The economic reforms continue. Education is declared integral with the state's needs so it is opened to all classes. The expedition to Adaman claims several of the islands in the name of Siam.
  • The Manchurians continue work repairing damage to their infrastructure caused by the war with Korea. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
    • You need to specify how much Manchuria is expanding north by, otherwise Collie doesn't know how much you want expanding when he makes the map.
    • No, I wasn't talking about Manchuria when I said that. I was trying to reply to Pita's complaint about his expansion on Philippines not being represented, but somehow, Yank's post about Manchuria got in the middle of the thread.--Collie Kaltenbrunner (talk) 17:59, October 21, 2012 (UTC)
  • The Mayan Empire shifts their attention to the east, expanding into the unoccupied land in the east that borders the ocean. This will also make expansion easier because of the aid that can be given by the Navy. The army and navy are upgraded, and trade with the Incans continues.
  • The Caliphal Province of Palestine sends troops to the coast to expulse attacks on the coast.
  • The Caliphal Province of Syria sends its navy, rather perfected, to raid the Cypriot coast and later move west.
  • The Caliphal Province of Egypt sends armies and ships west to defend Tunis and Tripolitania.
  • Korea continues to expand into the Philippines.
  • The Venetian navy defends Cyprus and conducts raids on the Egyptian coast, culminating in the burning of Alexandria. A large HRE force marches into Greece attacking the Caliphate forces that are struggling to push into Constantinople and past Thermopylae.
  • The Byzantine forces continue a dogged defense in both Greece and northwest Anatolia.
  • Croatia's army has successfully liberated the Caliphate's European territories along with the help of Austria and several other HRE nations and Poland.
  • Rajputana begins to subtly influence Hindu and other non-Muslim nobles and lords in the southern Punjab. The capital continues to grow and the military is improved and expanded focusing on the cavalry and creating some artillery regiments
  • Bavaria begins to cut certain financial aid to the war due to the slumping economy at home. Supplies and troops are still being sent to fight the Caliphate, but in slightly smaller numbers. Nobles are pleased that the Church is starting to loosen control over Germany's money supplies. However, many feel that it is too little too late, and there is the issue arising as to whether or not they even have the authority to do such things. The King finally gets wind of it and tries to entertain the nobles' worries. He, too, is growing concerned over the events. Just because the Papacy, in wisdom, is limiting things now, doesn't mean a future Pope would do the same. Bavaria Theologians also argue that the Church and State should be two distinct things, and should not bleed into one another, in part to insure the minimum amount of corruption, and the fear that the Catholic Church is gaining too much power. If the Duke of B_W accepts the proposed merging plan, then Bavaria's name, by royal decree, will become the Kingdom of Greater Bavaria.
  • The Duke of Baden-Wurttemberg announces his decision, after many years of wonderful Bavarian rule (as indeed the entirety of Baden-Wurttemberg is of the Bavarian royal line anyway) and the peace and stability brought to the region. He announces plans to offically merge the nation of Baden-Wurttemberg into greater Bavaria, and supports the renaming effort. Diplomats are sent back to Thuringia to begin the process of vassalization, now that the main causes of their displeasure are being alleviated.
  • The Novgorodians, caring not for the financial problems of the Catholic church, as they were Orthodox. The Novgorodian armies are still undefeated on the battlefield, and the Streltsy regiments are doing very well, as the Russian commander devises new strategies to take advantage of this new battlefield weapon that the Caliphate does not have in the same quantities. Meanwhile, Novgorodian traders want to open up to the east, as they gave the Russians gunpowder. The Posadnik orders traders and an ambassador to go to China and offer a Novgorodian ruzhenie (musket) as a gift to the Emperor
  • Milan: The economy is growing up slowly, the Catholic influence over Milan is weakened by humanist philosophers mostly, but the poor heavily influenced against the Muslims continue their Catholic tradition. The German population in Milan continues growing and more people start learning German.
  • Genoa - The navy is built up. The non-Italian population in the city continues growing up.
  • Naples: Increase the army and navy. The King orders the continuation of the vassalage of Provence. The árgica colony expands and tries to establish a new fort at the mouth of the River Niger.
  • Savoy: King continues its military policy and increases the army and navy. Negotiations continue with the King of France.
  • Bosnia-Montenegro: Increased livestock production. The army adopted the model of Naples.
  • Sultanate of Bengal: Army becomes one of the strongest in India, increasing his troops. The navy boats increasingly produced and explore new routes and territories across South East Asia. The army occupy 500 km from Jaunpur land, in the confusion of civil unrest. They occupy most of the Andaman Islands, and travels toward the occupation of the Nicobar Islands. In Kamapura army continues to maintain control of the population and paving the way toward the future domination. In Lanka continues the process of vassalage. Wedding in Brunei will occur next year.

1497

MOD ANNOUNCEMENT: Voting is closed for the continent name for North America. It will be known as Antillia from now on. Voters who chose Arcadia or an Explorer's surname for South America please vote for Amazonia or Atlantia. There will also be a vote for naming Australia between the Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Majapahit, Siamese entries and of course the Latin name, Australis. It is open as of ... NOW!

  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military and also expands more into Reiuzi (霊烏路) (Kamchatka). Books, paddle boats and paper mills powered by water wheels continue being made. Meanwhile, the Satomi Clan finishes construction of the 高知城 (Kōchi Castle). The special ships continue being built as well.
  • Portugal continues preparing its army. Meanwhile, João III dies, and the throne passes to his older sister, Urraca, who is crowned later as "Urraca, Queen of Portugal and Algarves, and Lady of Guinea". After this, her marriage to Afonso of Viseu is arranged. Meanwhile, other expedtions go farther south than before, with other routes. One of them, with Duarte Pacheco as commander, reaches a previously unknown landmass in late 1497. Anchoring in some place somewhere between OTL Maranhão and Pará, he claims the land for Portugal, calling it "Terra de Santa Cruz" before sailing farther west. Meanwhile, while the settlement of São Tomé expands by 100 sq km, eventually conquering the rest of the island.
    • Unless I'm mistaken, Portugal can reach Antillia by 1499
    • The algorithm says that is 1496. I assume that it would be somewhere between 1496 and 1499.
    • They reached it five turns ago due to a moderator event. Where have you two been for the past five days?
    • I knew they reached the old Norse settlements, but not farther down. I mistook colonization for exploration. I didn't think anybody would be here for two more years.
  • Aragon continues to fight in the war. The ships land on OTL Manhattan Island and name it Neue Berlin in honor of the original city, whereas OTL Long Island is Nova Zaragoza, and OTL Staten Island is Neue Havel. All three islands are claimed in the name of Aragon and Brandenburg. Meanwhile, the army and navy are built up.
  • Brandenburg continues to fight in the war. Meanwhile, Brandenburg sends a letter to Denmark asking Denmark to join fellow Christians against Muslims.
  • Papal States: Despite his seemingly healthy state, Pope Felix VI dies at the age of 77 in February. He is soon replaced by the Portuguese-born Jorge da Costa, and is named Pope Victor IV. A requiem is held for Felix, and his body is put away in April. Pope Victor, in His Holiness’ first official business as Pope, is to officially cease its role in the war against the Caliphate. The Pope puts his faith in the hands of the Holy Roman Empire and its valiant efforts to defeat the Caliphate. He seeks to let the States benefit from a war-free era and focus on economic and faith expansion, similar to the way of his home country of Portugal. He plans to be able to repay funding for the war in the next few decades. The March of the Catholics continues throughout Europe, and plans become concrete to hold the Jubilee in 1500.
    • The Queen of Portugal is pleased that there is a Portuguese Pope and congratulates Pope Victor IV.
  • Burgundy: Duke Charles dies after several days of illness. The Duke's daughter becomes the regnant Duchess of Burgundy, and she commands a small fleet (nine ships) to travel to this new world in the west. Arriving after four months of travel, they take separate routes: one arriving into OTL Cartagena, Colombia, naming it Nieuwe Antwerp, another one arriving at Maracaibo Lake in Venezuela, calling it Nieuwe Venetië and the other into Panama, calling it New Charlesopolis, in honor of the Duke, these terrains being claimed by the Duchy, while this Munster vassalization is finished after the 20 years attempt of Charles to take it in their power, and the truce between Mary and the Munster inhabitants. The first barques are finally built. In the Frisian Provinces and Italian citizens continue to arrive into Charlesopolis as Charles intended to do once. While the Orthodox Catholics continue expansion of the African domains and some beginning to see possible travels into this new world. As well, the Duchess desires to talk with the Pope about the Orthodox Catholics in the Canarian Islands. The Duchess begins to build roads through Burgundy to increase and facilitate travel through the domains.
  • News reaches Hindustan about the declining of the Deccan offer and the Maharaja is slightly annoyed with the denial. However, he can do nothing to convince the Deccans and focuses on internal matters instead. Chennai grows in size as people move into the new capital to help farm the surrounding lands and help construct cannons, rifles and ships. The city dock is expanded to allow for a larger fleet to be held. The Maharaja's consort announces that she is pregnant in the early months of 1497, and a son is born in November. He is a healthy baby. The Hindustani army receives stockpiles of cannons and rifles due to the increased workforce. The iron cannon also becomes widely produced and begins to circulate in the army, replacing hundreds of old cannons. All iron cannon sizes are also made the same. However, this is a secret, only Hindustani officials know about this. More than ten divisions receive the better weapons this year, giving a large proportion of the army advanced weapons. Meanwhile, the army is used to expand 15000 km into the civil disarray in the north. By now, a significant area has come under Hindu control and the early areas start to become provinces of the country, rather than territories. After reports show of a rich land the ships passed on their travels to Europe, a very large colonial fleet is assembled. The fleet sets off for the rich lands at the end of the year and will land sometime next year. Many more battleships are built, and many new ships accompany the fleet to protect it from threats. Alliances with friendly Kingdoms are sought after again.
  • Ethiopia continues with its invasion of Adal, and builds additional warships to aid in the war effort by blockading the Adalese coast.
    • Previous Hindustani explorers have told the Maharaj about a growing state in the large landmass to the west. The Maharaja would like to ask for a trading pact and a possible alliance to help Ethiopia expand and in return they help Hindustan expand.
  • Naples: All roads are modernized in the Kingdom. The army grows. The Navy continues to experiment with new models of ships. A special delegation travels to Provence to convince them to become a part of the crown of Naples again. The colony expands in Africa, and started the construction of a new facility at the mouth of the River Niger.
  • How can you expand your territory and military at the same time? And how did you reach the mouth of the Niger? You had to have passed the entire Sahara!
    • You're still at war too.
    • The Ivory Coast factory was established many years ago with the help of Portugal, from there are made explorations, which allows to create a new factory at the mouth of River Niger, without crossing the Sahara, expanding at a rate of one pixel per year I think, according to the rules.
    • The one pixel thing is no rule
  • Savoy: The crown of France announced that next year will decide on the marriage union with the Kingdom of Naples/Savoy. Having knowledge of the voyages of discovery of the other European powers, the King decides to send an expedition to discover new lands and take possession of them in his name.
  • Bosnia-Montengro: Continuing economic projects. Army adopts new battle tactics and increases their troops.
  • The Imperial Army keeps fighting the enemy forces, and they push all forces away from Constantinople. The Italian inventor starts creating some very unique designs, none of which has been tested.
  • Isabella of Castille, confident that the war against the Caliphate is going well, diverts some of her funds and finances to the planned expedition. The ships arrive somewhere close to OTL Veracruz, claiming the area for Castille and the HRE. The explorers return with tales of magnificent cities and a cultured but pagan people, the Native Antillians.
    • Veracruz in 1497?
    • No one is supposed to reach the new world until at least 1499.
    • No, that limit is just for colonies on the new world, not exploration
    • But exploration that far west is a little far out right now.
  • Sultanate of Bengal: Army and Navy increases its numbers. The Andamans are fully occupied, leaving only small islands of the whole, to Siam. The Nicobar islands are occupied. It is fortified the positions gained in Jaunpur, and the army get another 1500 km. In Lanka governments fully submit to the government of Bengal, thanks to the hard work of the political and military pressure, becoming a vassal. Troops remain in Kamarupa. It is makes official the marriage between the son of the Sultan of Bengal and the daughter of the Sultan of Brunei. We sent an ambassador to the Caliphate, asking for military support in future wars, especially in the Provinces of India.
    • The Caliphate shall help their fellow Muslims, but ask that Bengal consider joining the Caliphate.
  • Tibet: Tibet, along with Bhutan, helps Bengal with the vassalisation of Kamarupa. The government hopes the dynastic union between Bengal and Brunei will improve relations of Tibet with, and the position of Buddhism in, Southeast Asia. Disarray starts to enter the government again, as Gendun Wacheng, former and first Premier, is found murdered by an unknown party, and calls for a new election increase. In the midst of this, the Second Dalai Lama, Xeu Gyatsen, travels to Bhutan. Some of the navy's ships are transported to Kashmir to help the building of the trade route to Rajputana. Roads continue to be built between Bhutan and Tibet through the Shan States, and diplomats improve Tibet's relations with the northern Shan States, aiding Buddhist factions (which there are many of) and helping organise the States. Nepal improves and officialises its army (the armies of Kashmir, Bhutan and Tibet were already official).
  • Cyprus thanks Venice for its help and continues to attack Caliphate ships. The army is also attacking the Caliphate in the Byzantine Empire.
  • Caliphate Province of Rumelia: Rumelia now has 350,000 troops in Byzantine with 125,000 men defending the province itself. The Rumelian and Anatolian Navies destroy the Cyprus fleet at the Battle of Cyprus Bay. Rumelia continues military buildup and weapons continue to be built at a furious rate.
  • Caliphate Province of Anatolia: The Anatolian Army of 250,000 men lays seige to Constantinople and blockades the city. Muslims inside are encouraged to revolt while cannons fire on the city night and day. Rumelia is given 45,000 men to help in northern Byzantine.
    • Umm ... so far, according to the algorithm, you're losing the war. How are you laying seige to Constantinople?
  • Caliphate Province of Wallachia: Conversions to Islam by the populace continue increasingly. Troops are sent to aid Rumelia and Anatolia. Weapons continue to be produced at a furious rate as well while military buildup continues.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat amps up its military. Supplies are sent to the battlefields in Europe to help the Caliphate.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli amps up its military focusing on the navy. Koli sends supplies, too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan amps up its military and joins Koli in building the troop transport fleet, which results in Deccan sending supplies to help the Caliphate in Europe too. Deccan also builds up the Caliphate's ties to Bengal so the two nations can aid each other in case Hindustan tries to attack either of us.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman continues to build up its military, sending more troops to fight in Greece. The Caliphate expedition to East Asia leaves Japan and begins the long journey home. The fleet visits the Ryūkyū Kingdom on the way back to the Caliphate reaching Saigon by years end.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd continues expanding inland by 7000 sq km.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah expands inland by 1000 sq km and Emir Taimur bin Said of Shaybah dies this year, and he is succeeded by his eldest son Akram bin Said, who becomes Emir Akram bin Said of Shaybah at age 24. Emir Akram bin Said orders more military aid to be sent to help the Caliphate in Europe. Emir Akram bin Said also starts looking for a wife, too.
  • The Caliph is furious with his generals after they lose a lot of ground to the Byzantines and Russians. The Caliph orders the other farther away provinces to send more soldiers to fight off the combined Christian armies.
  • Muscovy continues fighting the Caliphate, gaining several more victories on land and sea, but the pace of the invasion has begun to slow down. Meanwhile, the musket fully replaces the arquebus in the army. This allows several striking victories to be won over the foe. Another three ships are built, and the economy is fully transitioned to a war one.
    • uh ... no ... unless you really don't have that many arquebuses ... remember, muskets are more clunky and heavier than arquebuses. Not to mention Novgorod can dish out that many weapons, unless you have maybe 200 or 300 arquebuses in your army ... Novgorod has them in the thousands
  • Rajputana continues to influence nobles in southern Punjab. Delegates from the council are sent to negotiate a possible trade pact with Hindustan. The military is grown and reorganized to make it a more effective fighting force.
    • Hindustan would be honoured to have a trade pact with a fellow nation. Hindustan offers the Rajputs an alliance as well as help in training in new methods.
  • Korea continues to expand into the Philippines.
  • Streltsy polks continue to secure victory after victory. Many Novgorodians see that God is on their side, and the Russians capture the Puppen Hetman of the Cossacks, and are now in occupation of that territory. The siege of Bachisarai is started on the Crimean Peninsula. The Russian war machine has surprised all odds by beating the many more numbers of the Caliphal army. Meanwhile, more funding is put into the Barque, with the first one being produced in the Neva, that then is brought down to the Black Sea. Meanwhile, rumors of seven-masted ships used by Chinese explorers like Zheng he circulate, and messengers are sent to China to try to get the designs of those ships (or at the least Russians send the people to at least sketch the remains of the treasure ships). Novgorodian ships and the navy will do very well with this information. we offer in exchange, Russian firearms, the best quality firearms in Europe and the only producer of Ruzhenii (muskets) in the world. Meanwhile, Lateen sails are put on Russian barques as well as rectangular sails.
  • The Mayan Empire continues expansion east and continues trade with the Incans. The army and navy are upgraded.
  • Scotland continues to improve its North Sea division of its navy. Currently, King John is not interested in the rumors of a land across the sea, for he has other goals ...
  • The King is pleased with the war outcome so far, though he expresses his desire for there to be no more war. The former nation of Baden-Wurttemberg is officially renamed as the Provence of Baden in official documents. So far, many people applaud the merger between the two. The name of Bavaria is officially renamed the Kingdom of Greater Bavaria. Effort is put into re-vassalizing Thuringia now that the nation is more stable. The IMG expands. The Bank of Bavaria opens several new branches.
  • The Manchurians continue work repairing damage to their infrastructure caused by the war with Korea. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.

1498

Sweden and Norway defeat Denmark in the war. Sweden takes all land Denmark has on the Scananavian Peninsula itself, and a Norwegian Prince is put upon the Danish throne. Denmark is rendered a weak vassal to the two other nations.

The financial situation in much of the Catholic Church grows worse. Many bishops order an increase in the price of indulgences to make up for the losses.

  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military and also expands more into Reiuzi (霊烏路) (Kamchatka). Books, paddle boats and paper mills powered by water wheels continue being made. Meanwhile, 高知 (Kōchi) continues to grow and also becomes the capital for the Satomi Clan. The special ships continue being built as well. Shogun Ashikaga Fumikazu retires and soon Ashikaga Ginnosuke becomes new Shogun. Meanwhile the Mononobe Clan begins to gain some influence within OTL Gifu Prefecture while Rokkaku Clan gains some influence in OTL Nagano Prefecture.
  • Korea continues to expand into the Philippines.
    • Hindustan asks for trading and an alliance with Korea so that the two nations march together with pride.
    • Korea agrees to the alliance.
  • Naples: Giacomo travels to Provence to try to regain his Duchy, and is greeted with widespread popular support, this time brings a military contingent and the banner of the King of Naples. It creates a regular route to the new factory in Niger, called Villa Ventura. Seeing that the war is coming to an end, and that the coalition of the Kingdoms of Savoy and Naples have conferred the greatest military power, announce that they will be those who obtain the largest amount of territory at the end of the war.
  • Savoy: The first expedition of exploration to the new lands part, being a joint venture of the crowns of Savoy and Naples. They sail for miles and arrive at new lands which they explore on behalf of Pedro III. These new lands are a mystery both its people and its resources, and are marked on the map next to a huge river (OTL Amazonas). The explorers see in the land women warriors, and that reminds myths of the Amazons, and baptized the land in this way: Amazonia. They leave and hope to return next year with the blessing of the King. In Europe an unexpected event has occurred: King Charles VIII of France has died, at his short 27 years. His young wife who is also the heir to the Duchy of Brittany, Anne of Brittany, 21 years of age, has remained as ruler. This leads to a change of strategy in the crown of Savoy/Naples, and the King offers his brother Giacomo of Naples to be the new husband of the widowed queen. To strengthen its position, suggests that when the marriage occurs, the Duchy of Provence that will soon be in Naples possession, will be delivered to the Kingdom of France and will be linked to the royal family, to form fully unified state in Europe. The answer will be given in the first days of the following year.
    • OK, all of your marrying everyone to become a world power is starting to go overboard.
    • NO colonizing before your time. Aragon, that goes for you too. We will not be using the colonization algorithm (sorry, Chris123) but there are too many that will seek to twist the results and too many variables. The list still stands. Aragon starts in 1505 and Naples in 1506.
    • I am not colonizing, just exploring, OK?
  • Bosnia-Montenegro: The Kingdom continues its economic policy, making it one of the largest producers of beef cattle throughout southern Europe. The royal family spends a tragedy: Queen's twins die at birth.
  • Portugal continues preparing its army. The navy also is updated. Meanwhile, Álvaro de Caminha receives another granting of lands, this time on the island of Santo Antão, just north of São Tomé. As it is already difficult to find settlers to São Tomé, and most of the arriving are slaves brought from some of the outposts, or from Congo, the island isn't settled in 1498. Meanwhile, Duarte Pacheco Pereira's expedition comes back to Portugal. Other expeditions try to map the area, and in late 1498, a feitoria is established on the coast of the place, apparently, with the same purpose than the African feitorias. Meanwhile, in December 1498, Urraca gives birth to a boy, who is named Dinis, and eventually, becomes heir apparent.
  • Sultanate of Bengal: Army increases, like navy. It fortifies the Andaman and Nicobar islands and ports are built for the fleet. The Sultan is offering the Kingdom of Hindustan a division of the territories of Jaunpur, to avoid any conflict. A gift is sent to the government of Tibet, for their help in the vassalage of Kamarupa, where they plan to annex these territories directly, taking advantage of instability. Is established Lanka's government like the Bengal model, and its sends a governor under the orders of the Sultan, that will start the government next year. Muzaffar Alauddin becomes the next Sultan of Brunei, and political disturbance ceases at this news, which means the continued unity of the state, and the strengthening of its position by the dynastic union with Bengal, the Sultan of Brunei becomes ill and delegates the government to Alauddin Muzaffar.
    • Hindustan is not willing to recognise any other countries' claims to Jaunpur and will not come onto the negotiating table. They do not want any conflict either, as Jaunpur is mostly under their immediate influence.
    • Bengal Diplomacy: The Sultanate of Bengal does not accept threats, and is willing to maintain and occupy more territory in Jaunpur, by any means necessary. We do not seek war, but firmly maintain our words and we accept no orders from anyone.
    • Well, Hindustan has expanded much quicker and cut off your route by occupying all the lands on your border in Jaunpur. You cannot expand anyway.
    • Bengal Diplomacy: In fact, we have already begun to expand to the north of the country, so there's no way you can cut our progress in Jaunpur, even if you try.
    • You'll see what I mean when the new map comes out.
  • Granada works on the navy, and trade pacts are set up with Portugal. Portuguese maps are bought and used widely so that they may be able to find the new places discovered.
  • Scotland builds up their navy this year as well. The improvements to their cities continue, with Edinburgh growing more than Scone despite Scone being the capital. King John encourages humanism in Scotland by funding artists and philosophers. Some Scots, mostly lesser nobles and wealthy merchants, complain about the high church fees and indulgence prices, as well as corruption, due to the more enlightened society. However, the firmly Catholic King John keeps them in line.
  • Siam continues all previous movements from last turn.
    • You aren't getting credit for military buildup or expansion or anything if you can't be bothered to type out the words to say you did it.
  • Papal States: Pope Victor IV, as he promised, officially begins his efforts to improve the economy and infrastructure after leaving the war against the Caliphate. Thousands of soldiers return home, and many are reeducated and given work in Rome. Many stationed in Tunisia retreat to the expanded territory of Cape Alfons, to improve agriculture, continue to build churches, and convert many of the Muslims that are still living in the territory. The March of the Catholics continues throughout Europe, with many bearing with them indulgences and the promise that the Church will do all it can to pay the loyal Catholic nations that fund the wars in the name of God. The Pope does state that, if the war prolongs and the Church improves its economy, he will happily send supply aid to the HRE.
    • NOOO. You have condemned your side to defeat. Why oh why oh why?
    • Can't really take the blame for that. Most European countries have been complaining that the Church's money is going to waste. I was upset about it, too but we can't really face a religious civil war in the middle of the Caliphate one. Try getting another HRE leader to help boost the algorithm score. ChrisL123 (talk)
  • Bavarian nobles balk at the rising taxes and the rising prices of indulgences, whom some now say, may not even be proper thing to do. The King silences the dissent peacefully for now. The economy is stable but weak as the war draws to a close. Ludwig Von Contance finally succeeds in creating a rapid firing mechanism and calls it Beleuchtung Zündmechanismus (Lightening Firing Mechanism) and markets it to the Bavarian military first, and then to the Imperial Army. Thuringia is still being re-vassalized. Humanism begins to enter into the middle class, after already being present in the nobility and certain Universities.
    • ​Um ... describe this Lightning Firing Mechanism ...
    • We are a few turns from the 1500's so I decided since I've had an inventor working for a good long bit we'd develop the wheel lock. The mechanism is so-called because it uses a rotating steel wheel to provide ignition. Developed around AD 1500, it was used alongside the matchlock and was later superseded by the snaphaunce (1560s) and the flintlock (c. 1600).
    • Muscovy offers to trade the musket designs for the wheel lock.
    • Wheel locks are muskets ...
    • No they are not, they are a mechanism that is used in muskets and pistols. Look it up. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheellock clearly explains it is A FIRING MECHANISM, not a kind of gun. Get it right please.
  • The Mayan Empire upgrades the army as they expand into the unoccupied eastern territories. The navy is upgraded while trading with the Incans. Rumors are spreading of ships going missing and reports of great white clouds which billow along the ocean. This causes quite a stir in the Empire, and the three siblings are made aware.
  • In Aragon, production for the war continues. Meanwhile the explorers come back with news of native Antillians in the land. They also announce that they have established trading relations with the Ee-ro-kee. The military and navy are built up more.
    *In Brandenburg, Frederick dies. His 15 year old son takes the throne. He begins to secretly lower some taxes and cut a little spending for the war. The military is built up. Brandenburg catches wind of the Beleuchtung Zundmechanismus and asks Bavaria for the designs.
    • The Bavarian military is doing a test run, but you may expect a shipment in the coming months
      *In Luxembourg, Duke Louis IV copies Frederick's plans, although on a bit of a larger scale.
  • Ethiopia continues with its invasion of Adal, this time focusing on strangling the food supplies of the Sultanate, and starving the populace into submission.
    • Oh yeah, I missed the last proposal from whoever is playing as Hindustan. So if you know who you are, Ethiopia accepts.
    • Viva, its Imp (me) as Hindustan. Yeah, thanks. Hindustan sends a ships full of its best spices to Ethiopia to mark the beginning of their new alliance.
  • The Imperial Army continues to battle the Caliphate's forces, but the Emperor is willing to accept negotiations with the defeated party. In hopes of persuading the enemy to do that, the Imperial Navy launches a raid on Alexandria, capturing the city and occuping it. The Army starts to investigate this devices created by Ludwig Von Constance, and suggests that he and Mario Columbino (?) work together in their quest to make better weapons for the Empire. It is hoped and expected that the price of indulgences will fall once the war is over.
  • Castille prepares for another expedition to explore the cities of Antillia.
    • On behalf of the University of Stuttgart and Ludwig Von Constance agree to work together to ensure the HRE remains on the forefront of technology.
  • Burgundy: The return of the expeditions of what is known as Antilia, is a initial failure, the outpost built in these western lands. Despite the population failure the increase of barques production allows more Population into the Canary Islands, a 50 km2 expansion into the outpost of Northern Africa and 400 km2 in the island of Fuerteventure. While the Duchess of Burgundy and Munster, (Please add them to the map later. I have been vassalizing Munster for 30 years) begins building the infrastructure between their domains, barques from the Orthodox Catholics begin sailing into the new world with the will of spreading the word of God into these new lands. While exploration continues near the coastline discovered during the last year, and the Duchess begins to increase Italian population into Burgundy granting asylum to farmers from Northern Italy if they desire to gain some lands, and the beginning of some waves of hundreds of Italian start. The old fleet is used to patrol the coasts of Africa, while the barques are beginning to be produced in high numbers 15 per year. While this, some explorers find San Andres y Providencia in the Antilian sea, (Caribe) and name it Nova Canaria (Italian in Burgundy) the Duchess ask the Pope to deal secretly with the Catholic Orthodox in the Canarias.
  • Milan: The economy continues to grow up, Ludovico Sforza puts effort in keeping the population in a stable economy. The Ambrosian University, shocked by how backward they are in military tech, start a program to modernize Milan.
  • Genoa: The navy is built up, the Genoan navy is sent to support Imperial troops in Alexandria.
  • Asti and Montferrat: Economy is built up. William IX uses his own resources to maintain many religious leaders in the place and stop them from weakening the local and fragile economy,
  • Caliphate Province of Rumelia: Rumelia now has 350,000 troops in Byzantine with 125,000 men defending the province itself. The Rumelian and Anatolian Navies destroy the Byzantine fleet at the Battle of the Golden Horn. Rumelia continues military buildup and weapons continue to be built at a furious rate.
  • Caliphate Province of Anatolia: The Anatolian Army of 250,000 men continues to lay seige to Constantinople and blockades the city. Muslims inside are encouraged to revolt while cannons fire on the city night and day. Rumelia is given 45,000 more men to help in northern Byzantine.
  • Caliphate Province of Wallachia: Conversions to Islam by the populace continue increasingly. Troops are sent to aid Rumelia and Anatolia. Weapons continue to be produced at a furious rate as well while military buildup continues.
  • Hindustan begins to improve infrastructure by building many new roads and outposts. This is hoped to increase trade in the different parts of the country and will lead to the major hubs of trade, which include cities and coastal towns. Chennai grows in size as people move into the new capital to help farm the surrounding lands and help construct cannons, rifles and ships. The new Prince is growing up happily and the Maharaja hopes that he will one day succeed him to the throne of the country. The Hindustani army receives more stockpiles of cannons and rifles due to the increased workforce. Almost three-quarters of the old cannons have now been replaced, and the metal from the old cannons is put to good use building ships and army rifles. Fifteen divisions receive the better weapons this year, giving a large proportion of the army advanced weapons. Meanwhile, the army is used to expand 15,000 km into the civil disarray in the north. The expanded areas are focused on Bengal's borders into Juanpur so that they cannot expand into the disarray. Meanwhile, the state from which the Maharani comes is vassalised subtly. This is in preparation for the country eventually uniting in a union when the Prince comes to the throne. The large fleet lands in the OTL South African Province of the Northern Cape. They quickly set up base and begin to build a colony which is initially 50 km large. Hindustan sends a steady stream of supplies to the country and more colonists, mainly lower caste citizens, set off to the colony to make a fair and a new life for themselves. Many more battleships are built, and many new ships accompany the fleet to protect it from threats. After alliances with a few Kingdoms and Empires were established, the Maharaja feels like he could do with more. He sends out his explorers/diplomats to make new alliances with other Kingdoms. A ship full of the best spices from Hindustan is also send to Ethiopia, and then Korea to symbolize their new alliance, while cotton is sent to allied Japan in the hope of getting silk in exchange. Hindustani explorers return after two years, speaking of a large land in the southeast, ahead of even Mahajapit.
    • Shogun Ashikaga Ginnosuke thanks Hindustan for the cotton, and gives Hindustan lots of silk in return.
  • China accepts the trade pact and alliance with Hindustan. Meanwhile, the military is expanded. Expeditions farther into the Pacific are conducted.
    • Hindustan, in light of the recent development, sends China a ship full of the best Hind spices as well, to symbolize the beginning of a new alliance.
    • Once again, Novgorod asks for a trade pact and also asks for treasure ship designs in exchange for Russian muskets and/or arquebuses.
    • Accepted.
    • Muscovy asks for the same.
    • Accepted.
  • Tibet: Supplies are sent to Bengal to aid them. The infrastructure of Kashmir and Nepal is improved, and roads continue to be built between Tibet and Bhutan through the Shan States, with diplomats journeying throughout the States area to discuss with and influence the populace.
    • I'm pretty sure you cannot have three Vassals!!
    • Why not? Where did you take that from? And you erased his post? uhmmmm
    • The rules - and I did nothing of the kind (why would I do that?)
    • The rules? you must read first: ===Vassal State===

You may have vassal states subordinate to your nation, but contiguous to your nation. They are ruled by your first nation's government, but are allowed to keep their own interests. Size rules do not apply, nor do limits on the number of total colonies, except within plausibility. The size and population of vassal states not vassalized through war should not be more than half that of your main nation. It should take four or five turns at least to vassalize a state. You can annex vassal states after they have been ruled over by you for a couple of decades.

  • Muscovian troops continue to fight the Caliphate troops, having been stopped in their advance just North of Anatolia. Meanwhile, The navy is pushed back slightly. However, the new musket designs have proved an exceptionally formidable weapon, and have significantly boosted Muscovian gains. Meanwhile, a fleet of five trade ships ventures out of the med, which was previously the limit for Russian ships, but is forced to turn back, due to limited supplies. The expedition, which ventured down the coast of Africa, was a failure in general.
  • Rajputana agrees to an alliance with Hindustan and begins to exert more and more influence over a growing number of Punjabi nobles. Many people abroad convert to Hinduism thanks to a growing number of forward looking Brahmin. While at home the military and the Gurus followers grow in number.
    • Bharat asks to build a trade route from its vassal to Rajputana.
  • The Manchurians continue work repairing damage to their infrastructure caused by the war with Korea. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
  • Russians start producing firearms for the Chinese and more victories come as The Crimean Khanate is occupied, and Georgian Orthodox migrate to Russia. Meanwhile, traders look for a way to use resources in the newly discovered and mystical land of the Antilia. Chinese Treasure ship designs are received by Novgorodians. They are astounded. Work on barques is put on hold as a massive project to adapt the Treasure ship to warfare is made.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli amps up its military focusing on the navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan amps up its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman continues to build up its military. The Caliphate expedition to East Asia leaves Saigon and returns back to the Caliphate by year's end after reaching Deccan Province.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd continues expanding inland by 8000 sq km.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah expands inland by 2000 sq km and Emir Akram bin Said continues looking for a wife, and meets with an influential and powerful Bedouin tribe leader to discuss marrying his beautiful daughter and strengthening the Shaybahan government's ties with the Bedouin tribes people.
  • The Caliph is annoyed with the war seeming to reach a stalemate so he asks his generals to fight harder and for more men to be sent to join the military too. He enacts a program to build the Caliphate's fleets in a more western style as well as improving musket technology of the Caliphate too. He also vows to improve roads so the Caliphate's armies can move easier across the Caliphate, too.

1499

The French Queen refuses the offer of the Neapolitans, and instead marries the Duke of Auvergne.

Ok
  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military and also expands more into Reiuzi (霊烏路) (Kamchatka). Books, paddle boats and paper mills powered by water wheels continue being made. The special ships continue being built as well.
  • The Manchurians continue work repairing damage to their infrastructure caused by the war with Korea. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
  • Naples: We conclude the construction of the factory in Niger, and the Ivory Coast colony expands over 200 km, the local tribes became vassals of the crown of Naples.Pedro III comes into Provence and take back the power of the Duchy, this time ensuring their dominance. Because of the doubts of the war, King evaluates leave it, but wait until next year to make his decision. (On the other hand, there was supposed to be a new Emperor for these dates?)
    • You can't come in and ensure your dominance without a war algorithm.
    • This is a re-vassalage, it is doing by the same King Pedro III, only now under the banner of a Kingdom bigger and stronger, and also a MOD (I imagine) put up that you could not make a vassal to a country that is larger than half of your territory. Well, in this case it is not necessary, since Provence is like a quarter of the total size of Naples. And there are still the remains of Italian institutions implanted there, and we have worked another five years to get Provence back to our side.
    • I warned you once not to undo moderator strike-throughs. Do not do it again. Provence will not submit again unless you conquer them by war.
    • OK, my dear MOD, but I do not understand why I must conquer them, you can explain me in detail please, I have explained how make them my vssal.. I do not understand why you tell me that I can't. If is not against the rules, I'm doing everything legally. Explain me please. Quiari (talk) 22:05, October 24, 2012 (UTC)
    • They broke away, if they broke away that means they didn't want to be vassalized. They only broke away a few years ago, they still will be all fired up in want of independence. Wait a decade or two for the position of Provence to become weaker and more vulnerable.
  • Savoy: The scouting party returned after a long journey, bringing news of new lands and fantastic stories. The King agrees to send a new expedition next year to continue the discoveries. Savoy also thinks to leave the war.
  • Bosnia-Montenegro: The economy continues to grow. King builds new shipyards and barracks. Modernize schools and also churches are built.
  • Sultanate of Bengal: Army continues to train hard. Navy increases its production of ships and builds new and better models than their neighbors. We thank the support of Tibet and this is used by imposing a lot of pressure within Kamarupa, which is in a state of chaos, and occupies the southern part of this Kingdom. Andaman and Nicobar Islands are fully occupied, leaving Siam out of them. The Army prevents Hindustan to close the step to our expansion in Juanpur. The army manages to occupy another 5000 km of disputed territory in the northeast. We organize expeditions to explore distant places and bring news of possible expansions and trade, such as Africa or the eastern islands. In Brunei, the local Sultan is seriously ill, and eventually dies at the end of the year, which leaves Alauddin Muzaffar, son of the Sultan of Bengal, as the new Sultan of Brunei, making in this way a strong union.
  • Lanka: The island is the new vassal state and the first step is to organize a political system similar to that of Bengal, to foster loyalty and prevent insurrections. It organizes its own army under the standards of Bengal, Promulgating religious freedom, and respect for the beliefs of others.
  • Korea continues to expand into the Philippines.
  • The construction of the feitoria in the coast of Terra de Santa Cruz is finished. Meanwhile, Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, in early 1499, Afonso de Viseu becomes King of Portugal jure uxoris, as "Afonso VIII, King of Portugal and Algarves, and Lord of Guinea."Urraca still retains her titles, as well as the title of Duchess of Coimbra. Meanwhile, the settlement on São Tomé expands more 150 sq km, claiming the island of Santo Antão. A smaller settlement is established there, in Santo Antão. Meanwhile, in july, a navigator named Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisboa on a expedition with the objective to find a sea route to India. After passing the Rio do Infante in late December, da Gama and his crew give the coast that they are passing the name of "Natal".
    • Where is this feitoria located?
    • Somewhere in Ceará.
  • Papal States: The Pope hears word of several ships off Cape Alfons being destroyed, and the Pope comes to the realization that it is either Tunisian pirates or official Caliphate ships. Despite his wish to remain out of the war, many Roman officials urge the Pope to re-declare war on the Caliphate, and after months of thought, decides to continue the war against the Caliphate. While ships are prepared for war in Palestine, many ships and soldiers attack Tunisian cities and expand into their lands, hoping to get them out of the war. The Pope is greatly distressed that the economy will be disturbed for a few years. He is hopeful that the war will end in a decisive victory soon. The Jubilee for the new century is also anticipated next year in Rome.
  • The Caliphal Province of Egypt continues to send help to destroy the Popes armies in northern Tunis. The navy is partially sent to destroy the Papal armies now that they have backstabbed their peace treaties for a group of pirates. Although the government begins to grow weary of such a long, drawn-out and bloody war, the recent Papal betrayal causes furor amongst the people.
  • The Caliphal Province of Syria';s navy is prepared to intercept and destroy Crusader navies, while its army and fortresses are also prepared.
  • The Caliphal Province of Palestine continues preparing its army and sends it to fortresses and main cities in the Palestinian coast.
  • Alodia continues its process of joining with Funj, while it expands 2500 sq km northward. The Alodian government sends military aid to Egypt and Palestine, although its amount is limited.
  • The Caliphal Province of Yemen continues exerting its influence over Adal. It continues to send military aid to Egypt and Palestine.
  • Brandenburg continues to fight the war. Frederick of Brandenburg asks the Scandinavians and Scots for help in the war, and promises that they will be rewarded. Meanwhile to celebrate the Jubilee, construction begins on the eighteenth and last gate of Berlin. It is completed by the end of the year. Meanwhile the military buildup continues.
  • Aragon also continues to fight the war. Aragon sends another ship to Antillia, but they don't land in/reach Neue Berlin this time and land on the OTL island of Newfoundland/ATL Vinland. They see the remains of a lost civilization that loosely resembles Scandinavian villages and small towns. The leader of the quest, Henry Jorgez, presumes that they have reached the mythical land of Vinland. The explorationary ship circumnavigates the island, initially believing it to be a large continent or something. They are disappointed, although they see to their northwest another land. They return back to Aragon to report their findings and to see if they can get more funding for another trip.
  • The Imperial Forces solidify their current gains from the war, fortifying Alexandria and other gains. Mario Columbio and Ludwig Von Constance found the Imperial Research Commision (IRC), and they begin drafting many new designs and await more funding for tests. Frederick III, now 84 years of age, starts to feel ill after riding back to his palace during a rainstorm. He proposes several new laws to the Conclave, now that the HRE is the most centralised and unified than it ever has been. Please look at these on the Conclave page.
  • Castillian explorers make a second journey to what they now call MesoAntillia, or Middle Antillia. They make contact with the natives and attempt to comunicate with them. They start a small outpost, but abandon it soon after on their return voyage.
    • I think you still can not use Castilla, at least until their current leader dies.
  • The Novgorodians complete their first modified treasure ship, a massive ship with seven masts. The "Bogatyr" is launched as the Novgorodian and Russian Navy's flagship in the Baltic. Meanwhile, Novgorod aids the Hansa in funding a voyage to the mysterious land called Antilia by the Portuguese. It is a near failure, but the explorer, Dimitri Boyasin, made landfall and met with some suspicious natives before returning calling the land he saw the Shining continent (cap diamond). Cartographers draw a crude map of the St Lawrence Valley before returning. Work on a second Treasure ship in the Black Sea is getting set up, to use as a weapon against the Caliphate. Meanwhile, men try to improve musket design. The Novgorodian Grand Prince is wounded, and he is transported back as the Armies are ordered to follow Moscow's commands. The Population boom propels the Novgorodian population to eight million people (with new lands conquered, should not be that hard and influence from Moscow).
  • Duke Pietro of Venice and his son both die in separate battles during the year. Giovanni Mocenigo takes over the Duchy as the next in line but is heirless. Giovanni believes that Venice should extract itself from conflicts with the Muslim world and would agree to a status quo treaty and the exchange of knowledge of the printing press and eyeglasses with the Caliphate. He maintains the Venetian positions in the Aegean and Cyprus but ceases raids on coastal towns and villages.
  • Emperor Ektor of Byzantium successfully leads the defense of Constantinople with shrapnel bombs and landmines taking huge tolls in the Caliphate forces. Macedonia is successfully recaptured after the Caliphate loss at Constantinople. The Byzantine position in Anatolia has become unfeasable and tens of thousands of Greek civilians and allied soldiers are evacuated across the Bosphorus as the Venetian and Neopolitan navies guard the seas. Ektor knows that further fighting will weaken the Byzantine Empire and wishes for the conflict to end. He offers with the Venetians a treaty of status quo.
  • Croatia continues raids across Northern Rumelia and Wallachia. The Croatian army is worn out and the Duke wishes for the war to end soon.
    • Seriously people. This war is going nowhere and is just weakening us all ... Status quo ante bellum? Pretty please with a printing press on top?
    • Rumelia, Anatolia and Wallachia will agree to this.
    • As does Saxony.
    • The war is done, the Caliphate won. We're probably going to exchange some territories as a result from fighting.
    • Finally!
  • Hindustan has many roads built, and this helps to increase trade on the routes significantly, almost tripling in some parts. Merchants report huge profits and taxes for the ones going better than the others is increased. Money flows into the Imperial coffers and this is sent to build better roads as well as improve the army. Chennai grows in size as people move into the new capital to help farm the surrounding lands and help construct cannons, rifles and ships. The Hindustani army receives more stockpiles of cannons and rifles due to the increased workforce. All of the old cannons have now been replaced, and munitions can be very easily made in the same size. The metal from the old cannon is melted down and used in rifles and ships. Ten more divisions receive rifles this year, meaning almost the whole army has rifles. Meanwhile, the army is used to expand 15000 km into the civil disarray in the north. The expanded areas are focused on Bengal's borders into Juanpur so that they cannot expand into the disarray. Many more battleships are built, including five of the biggest and most heavily armed in the eastern world. These ships are thought to outclass every ship in the east, including the ones from Hindustan's allies. Smaller but more heavily armed ships are also built, along with lightly armed but very large merchant ships which will travel to the Hindustani colony. In the Maharani's state, roads are joined up with Hindustani roads and the army receives divisions from the Hindustani army who help train the Maharaja's army better. Many administrative buildings also come under Hindustani control. Many more colonists head out to the colony, and the colony expands by 200 km. The Maharaj receives a report about huge ongoing wars in Eurupe as well as about a naval nation, not unlike Korea, which the country could ally himself with. Thus, a new small fleet heads out in that direction to make contact. The two fleets of exploring ships are sent out again, toward the south to see what the large landmass is like.
  • Saxony: (I'm back. The place I was staying had no internet). The Elector urges the highest church authorities in Saxony (probably a Cardinal) not to raise the prices of Indulgences, nor to demand more money from the poor. The Elector instead gives the church some land from which they can gain money. Many of the Elector's advisors, including his uncle, Prince of Anhalt, urge him to urge the Emperor to urge the Pope to end the war soon. Preparations for the turn of the century are underway. There will be a large banquet at the Electoral Castle, and any royals who wish to come can. There will be a joust, acrobats, magic tricks (although not heretical, devil-like tricks) and a ball.
  • Muscovy's troops are pushed back to the status quo ante bellum, though they do not lose any land. The Muscovian troops are stood down, and the war ends, though a state of emergency is still effective. The army is pronounced as modern as it could be, and left alone, but both the navy and the infrastructure are developed like there's no tomorrow. Meanwhile, Yaroslavl finally loses its status of Vassal and becomes part of Muscovy (I'll edit the territory page). Muscovy's population boom, though negatively impacted by the war, is now continuing, with the population now reaching 11 million (as I've said before, Muscovy had the right demographic and economic status to experience a boom up to 20 million. However, it never occured OTL. ATL, it did.) Meanwhile, in Ivangrad, an inventor called Vasili Ivanovich develops a steam engine (note: first developed in ancient Greek times. Only they didn't know what to do with it.) that revolutionizes both infrastructure and commerce by allowing mass production (on conveyor-like belts)
  • The Mayan Empire continues expansion and trade while upgrading the military. People begin worrying about the rumors circulating through the Empire, and the siblings begin wondering what to do about them.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli amps up its military focusing on the navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan amps up its military. Deccan trades more with Bengal and calls on Bengal to negotiate with Hindustan to stop war breaking out. Many Deccan diplomats, though, think this would be a prime opportunity to remove the Hindustan threat by allying with Bengal.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat builds up its military and Gujarati traders begin trading with more east Asian countries like Malacca, Siam, Bengal and China following the news about good trading with those countries brought back by the Caliphate expedition.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman continues to build up its military. The Caliphate expedition to East Asia returns home back to Oman along with treaties, trading pacts, gifts, new military tactics, gem stones, metals, silk, weapons, statues, many other exotic treasures and detailed maps of the far east of Asia too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd continues expanding inland by 8000 sq km.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah expands inland by 2000 sq km and Emir Akram bin Said marries Farah, daughter of the Bedouin tribal leader Sufiyan thus strengthening the Shaybahan government's ties with the Bedouin tribes people.
  • The Caliph goes to visit the Caliphate expedition's haul and meets with the captains of the expedition. After meeting with them, Marwan III learns much about the far east of Asia. Marwan returns back to Mecca to consult with his advisers about a peace treaty with the HRE following the war's growing stalemate.
  • Korea continues to expand into the Philippines.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit begins working on its economy after a long war. However, people throughout the streets are celebrating their victory. As many as 25% of the population has died. Another 10% has migrated to West Qoyunlu or Russia.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea begins working on its economy after a long war. However, people throughout the streets are celebrating their victory.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia begins working on its economy after a long war. However, people throughout the streets are celebrating their victory. Georgia becomes increasingly Muslim after many Christians migrate to Russia, only half of them make it out alive.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia begins working on its economy after a long war. However, people throughout the streets are celebrating their victory.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu begins working on its economy after a long war. However, people throughout the streets are celebrating their victory. Muhammad is concerned for his father's illness.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu begins working on its economy after a long war. However, people throughout the streets are celebrating their victory.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq begins working on its economy after a long war. However, people throughout the streets are celebrating their victory.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia begins building on its economy after a long war. However, people throughout the streets are celebrating their victory.
  • The Caliphate Province of Candar begins working on its economy after a long war. However, people throughout the streets are celebrating their victory.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman begins working on its economy after a long war. However, people throughout the streets are celebrating their victory.
  • The Caliphate Province of Dulkadir begins working on its economy after a long war. However, people throughout the streets are celebrating their victory.
  • The Caliphate Province of Ramazan begins working on its economy after a long war. However, people throughout the streets are celebrating their victory.
  • Korea continues to expand into the Philippines.

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  • Bavaria is pleased that the war draws near to the end. Attempts continue to re-vassalize Thuringia. Ludwig Von Constance continues working on different improvements on firing systems. Bavaria sends the plans to Brandenburg and agrees with Muskovy to sell multiple wheel locks to them. The country grows restless as the nation slips into a recession.
  • Rajputana grows their influence in Punjab and continues to expand the military. Trade improves with Hindustan and the Caliphate.
  • Inca Empire: The Inca continues to expand his territory to the south and north. Improve their military weapons and naval technology also.

1500

PMII1500
A revolt occurs in Bosnia-Montenegro, freeing it from Neapolitan rule. The Bosnians and Montenegrans will not submit to foreign vassalization without a war for the next 35 years. This revolt is only for Bosnia and Montenegro, or also for the part of Bosnia that was occupied by Venice?

I'll have it be for both, simple because if the Bosnians in one area revolt, they'll inspire the others. Remember, you can fight a revolt using the algorithm. Remember as well that revolting areas only "possess" half of the territory that is revolting, so if you tie with a revolt, you get half of their territory.

Um ... Venice only owns three islands off the coast of Bosnia, we hold no land in Bosnia whatsoever and those islands are ethnically Venetian since we colonized them in the 10th century.

This is not true: "Venetian troops march into Bosnia as per the deal with Croatia and Byzantium. There they swiftly restore order by dividing the nation into two - the Orthodox south and Catholic north. In the chaos Venice sneakily annexes the coast of the northern Bosnian state." So you have to leave all islands you have there, because they never belonged to you. They are from Bosnia.

Event changed.

I could have sworn that Venice gained lands from Bosnia after the (supposed) agreement with Naples? ChrisL123 (talk)

It was never recognized on the map. And those islands have been there since the 10th century ... (look at the 1450 starting map for proof). Now stop trying to destabilize me even more. I already have to deal with a war of Venetian Succession.
There are a few maps circulating that fix Naples' expansions (one example is this) that also note Venice's expansions. So, if that will be confirmed Venice's expansion (the northern portion of Bosnia), it's likely they will seek independence, too. And I'm not trying to destabilize you, just trying to maintain plausibility. ChrisL123 (talk)
Well, the main one does not include it. I won't challenge the revolt.
  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military and also expands more into Reiuzi (霊烏路) (Kamchatka). Books, paddle boats and paper mills powered by water wheels continue being made. The special ships continue being built as well. Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado dies due to heart attack and his only child, Princess Yamada (山田 葉月, Yamada Hazuki) becomes Empress of Japan as Empress Hakurei.
    • Hindustan asks the Japanese to aid them in their war to survive.
    • Shogun Ashikaga Ginnosuke sends supplies to Hindustan.
    • As in military?
    • Just supplies. Can't really send military because they have to defend the supply ships from the Japanese Pirates so the supplies get through (and they (Japanese Pirates) have taken the Ryukyu Kingdom under their control for many years now).
  • Portugal continues preparing its military. The reach of the feitoria of São Jorge da Mina is expanded by 50 sq km. Meanwhile, the expedition of Vasco da Gama continues. On the course of the expedition, one of da Gama's pilots, Nicolau Coelho, discovers an island that he names São Lourenço (OTL Madagascar). Fearing the local population would be hostile to Christians, da Gama impersonates a Muslim and gains audience with the Sultan of a place that is apparently called "Moçambique". With the paltry trade goods he has to offer, da Gama is unable to provide a suitable gift to the ruler and soon the local populace becomes suspicious of da Gama and his men. Forced by a hostile crowd to flee Mozambique, da Gama departs the harbor, firing his cannons into the city in retaliation. Farther north, the expedition resorts to piracy, looting Arab merchant ships. After this, they reach a port called Mombasa, but are met with hostility and depart soon. Contiinuing north, they reach the port of Malindi, whose leaders are in conflict with those of Mombasa, and there the expedition first notes evidence of Indian traders. Da Gama and his crew contracts the services of a pilot whose knowledge of the monsoon winds allowed him to bring the expedition the rest of the way to Calicut. The expedition reaches the place in May, and he leaves it in August. Meanwhile, the reach of the outpost on Terra de Santa Cruz expands by 50 sq km. A Mass is celebrated there.
  • Sultanate of Bengal: The Sultan officially declares war on Hindustan. The whole army was prepared for the conflict, and immediately made the call to the allied states to give their support. With the advantage of surprise effect many battles are won, and occupy large amounts of territory, and captured many enemy ships and blocked ports - a complete success.
  • Lanka: The newly formed army sends all possible assistance to the war.
  • Sultanate of Brunei: Sultan of Brunei dictated the first laws to reform the administrative system, adopting the successful methods of Bengal. Meanwhile, promotes growth of the economy and trade. The army initiates a process of modernization. Born the first son of the Sultan.
  • Hindustan is caught by surprise, as they thought the Bengalis would not do this before negotiating. However, slowly the navy and one million strong army (yeah, don't try to fight one million with a hundred thousand) counterattack ferociously. Cannons decimate opposition and slowly the Bengalis begins to be pushed off Hindustani soil. A huge bonus for the Hindustani morale being that the Bengalis go nowhere near Chennai. The Maharaja himself is on the front line, directing tactics. He uses the navy to destroy Bengal's ships and cuts off their supply lines from Lanka and Brunei. Hindustan then calls upon all its allies to counterattack. This includes the Indian and fellow Hindu state, Rajputana. Rifles also give the army an advantage as they can be fired from a distance. New divisions are also recruited and put on the Deccan border to prevent any aggressive action against the Hindustanis. Chennai's size booms as the workers go into overdrive and using their massive workforce, thousands of cannons and rifles are made. The Hindustani army receives more stockpiles of cannons and rifles due to the increased workforce. Meanwhile, the Hindustani land in Juanpur is used for a counterattack going straight into Bengali territory. Many more battleships are built, including ten of the biggest and most heavily armed in the eastern world. These 15 ships are used to destroy the Bengali navy in its engagements, along with their smaller versions for cover. The Maharani's state is outraged that her husband's country was attacked, and uses her arms to provide backup to the Hindustanis. Many administrative buildings also come under Hindustani control. Many more colonists head out to the colony, to avoid the war, and the colony expands by 200 km.
    • Aid is offered by Siam in exchange for the Adamans and Brunei.
    • Brunei is not at war, sorry there.
  • Korea continues to expand into the Philippines.
    • Hindustan asks Korea for help in maintaining their sovereignty.
  • Siam continues expanding its military and influencing the Burmese states as more settlers head into the area. The expansion into Borneo continues. Infrastructure is improved, the navy is expanded in hopes of gaining an advantage. Siam decides to possibly help Hindustan in its war with Bengal to gain control of the Adamans and remove a rival in the Malay Islands.
    • Hindustan accepts, we do not want the islands anyway.
  • The Ethiopians continue their invasion of Adal, seeking to destroy the state completely. Elsewhere, the development of numerous cannon and musket foundries continues, along with the mobilization of additional soldiers for the war effort.
    • Hindustan asks Ethiopia to help Hindustan survive, and eventually we will send you a very large taskforce to aid you.
    • If you want this war to actually mean anything, then do an algorithm for it.
    • There is an algorithm. Now will you help me?
  • (Before anybody tells me it isn't possible, the wheel lock was invented OTL 1500, and no it is not a musket gun, but a type of firing mechanism that is used in muskets and pistols. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheellock clearly explains it is A FIRING MECHANISM, not a kind of gun.) Bavaria decreases funding for the military and begins to focus on infrastructure. The nation grows even more overtly hostile to the Church's misappropriation of the nation's wealth in senseless wars. The King orders a crackdown on dissent, although it remains a peaceful crackdown. The King announces that Bavaria will not be in any war for a long time, and to not even ask. The Reichstag raises taxes on Jews and Orthodox, as well as the very small Muslim population that immigrated during the war. Thuringia is still in the process of being re-vassalized and the only reason why the nation split away was because of the size of B-W which is now a full part of Bavaria, insuring their security. The University of Stuttgart and the University of Munchen both send funds in equal to 200,000 Imperial Thalers to the IRC. With a further endowment planned for the next ten years. Ludwig Von Constance is celebrated upon his return to Bavaria. The Bank of Bavaria uses the weakened state of Europe as a tool for spreading the bank's influence into Austria, and northern Italy.
  • I didn't mean to say it was a gun ... I've watched a whole documentary over them on youtube. But as technology allows, your wheel locks are muskets, because rifles haven't come to play.
  • Naples: The war is over, but Naples was not harmed his fleet, as there was no considerable losses, and has not lost territories. The economy did not suffer, and many gains were achieved in many ports with looting and capturing ships throughout the Mediterranean. The army rearms after this conflict. Trade with the factories of Africa continues, and Naples becomes a great trader of spices and other extravagant products and they are very requested in the rest of Europe. The explorations from these ports continue following the trail of the Portuguese.
  • Savoy:The war ended and the army re-arms as well as the navy. The news of a revolt in Bosnia come to the Kingdom, but still are loyal areas to the Kingdom, so they organized an expedition to restore order in these territories and integrate them permanently to the Crown of Naples/Savoy. It sends a fleet to explore new territories across the Atlantic, revisits the lands already explored, and collects natives to train them as translators and teach them the Catholic faith. They explore the shores of the new continent to the mouth of another great river: OTL Orinoco, collect products, plants; and after spending the winter on the coast in a battered fort sail back, at the end of the year.
  • Rajputana is not excited about being drawn into a war but is concerned that an aggressive Bengal may become a serious threat in the future - sides with Hindustan and begins to send support and regiments if needed. The city of Sanapana continues to grow.
  • Venice removes her navy from Cyprus and Lesbos to repair the damaged ships and inspect the captured Caliphate ships. The Arsenals work overtime reproducing 75 ships by the end of the year. Venice lands extra troops on the Adriatic Islands off the coast of Bosnia lest the Bosnians attempt to attack. The Duke of Venice, knowing he is heirless and old wishes to marry in order to continue his line. He seeks a bride from another Italian state and is unable to find one, thus he seeks the hand of Princess Joan of Castille. Her aunt, the Queen sees the possibility of taking over Venice and readily agrees to the marriage. But just days after the marriage, Giovanni Mocenigo dies in agony. All sources suspect poison but there is nothing to be done and Venice comes under Castlle's rule ... Loyalist Venetians do not wish to put up with this foreign "invasion" and clash against the Castilian soldiers while merchants hire mercenaries to fight the Castillians off. Both sides back their own candidate to the position of Duke of Venice and neither side is willing to compromise. Thus the War of Venetian Succession begins. Siena, Ferrara, Mantua, Modena all readily support the Venetian Loyalists.
    • Joan of Castile? Where did she come from? And the leader of Castile is Isabella, who is married to the Emperor's son.
    • "OK, all of your marrying everyone to become a world power is starting to go overboard", LOL
    • ... Um ... this is the first Venetian overseas marriage ... And it will not end with me controlling Castile. This is just ramifications from the war and the change to a Duchy. Unfortunately most players seem to skip the negatives in their nation's posts.
  • Byzantium begins the long slow process of reconstruction. Thousands of workers flock to repair the devastated outer wall of Constantinople. Farther south the coastal forts require some repairs, too. The Emperor dies in his sleep having sustained injuries while leading the defence of Constantinople and his son, Prokopios, succeeds him as the ruler of the Byzantine territories and Serbia after the death of his uncle. Emperor Prokopios soon gets an heir who he names Nikodemos. The Byzantine Empire wishes to hold a census in order to count the number of citizens living within it after the war.
  • Milan: Ludovico Sforza, watching his money go away trying to help the Papal economic crisis, dedicates now to stabilize the economy with reforms and supporting agriculture and trade. The IMG in the city helps the Duke with this. (Sorry for this Scan, politics are politics). Ludovico Sforza takes advantage from the Venetian War of Succession and attacks the Venetian influence in Modena and Siena. With the Venetians busy in their own war and spending their money on that, the influence over that bunch of states is weakened and many nobles, due to insecurity about the Venetian situation, easily side with Milan. Milanese troops are gathered on the Venetian border and are waiting instructions to intervene for one side or the other (not sure which side I'm supporting yet, maybe the loyalists). The Ambrosian University starts working with the military trying to develop their own firing mechanism.
    • Venetian loyalists protest the Milanese intervention in Mantua and Modena. The Dukes of Mantua and Modena ready their troops to march against Castille or Milan. Ferrara and Siena soon follow suit. The Venetian loyalists ask Austria to prevent Milan from attacking Venice.
    • Milan: (You are in war and you can control four nations, two of them near and with inferior forces to me? And I was going to help the loyalists) the Milanese supporters in Modena and Siena start influencing both states to not intervene in the war. The Milanese army continues in the border.
  • Papal States: The Pope is pleased that the Holy War against the Caliphate is finally over, albeit the losses and the insufficient win. In celebration of the ceasing of hostilities, the First Jubilee of the 16th Century is held in Rome, and takes in Catholics from countries nearby for celebration. As tradition, Catholics all over Europe are blessed with a remission of sins and given universal pardon. Many debts to the Church are forgiven, helping ease the recent tensions concerning taxation in Europe. The effects of the Jubilee even reach Cape Alfons, where recently converted Muslims get to sense the presence of God and are free from their sins. As well, the Pope continues his efforts to improve the economy and infrastructure, spending less money on military expansion and more on employment.
  • The Emperor starts to sign his last pieces of legislation. Foremost among them is granting the Teutonic Knights a purpose again: being the Imperial bodyguard. This is his last legislation, and soon after he falls bedridden with Pneumonia. His son Frederick Constantine takes over until the outcome of the election. He deploys the army to the Italian states to crack down on any interstate violence, insisting that it end. The IRC drafts designs for a rapid-fire cannon, and plan to build prototypes early next year. Peace with the Caliphate is obtained, and the Empire still maintains Alexandria, as the occupation has not ended, and probably never will.
  • Alexandria in Egypt?, you control the city?
    • You got defeated in the war, how can you still occupy Caliphate territory? The Caliphate decides the terms of peace not you. Hence I've struck that part of your post out. Don't defy the algorithm again.
  • Castille prepares its armies in case war in Italy boils over into chaos.
  • Aragon asks for peace with the Caliphate, but asks to control the land it has come to occupy in North Africa. Meanwhile, the latest expedition to Antillia/Atlantis is funded, and led by Jorgez. Jorgez attempts to find some sort of northwestern passage to Asia, but instead ends up in the Hudson Bay. He names the Bay after himself, the Jorgez Bay. He sails around the coast, and finds hidden supplies on Vinland. He also voyages to Neu Berlin, and trades with the Erokoy again. He also attempts to travel the Hudson River, but fails.
    • Aragon was on the losing side, it occupies no land in North Africa. The war is over anyway.
  • Brandenburg continues to send supplies for the war. All the men that could possibly in the war are there. Gate 18 is completed.
  • Burgundy:The Duchess continues to build infrastructure in Munster regions (I've been vassalizing them for about 30 years). The army of Burgundy begins to update the military to avoid intrusions from the French or any other state into the nation, while the new fleet continues to be built having by this year 50 ships. The exploration of the new landmass in the west continues while Nova Canaria Islands are occupied and New Venetia and New Antwerp are used as outposts used for exploration in the Antilian Sea. They suddenly meet with the Mayans, from whom they learn about the cacao which is sent into Europe. The annexation of Friesland is finally finished. The Orthodox in the Canary Islands found two setlements in Western Africa of 100 sq km and the one near the Canary Islands is expanded 50 sq km. Forteventura becomes the central point of the Orthodox religions in the west with an influence over continental Burgundy continuing. The Duchess asks **Sorry, but I don't understand your concept of vassalizing a bishop."
  • Genoa: The economy and the navy grow up, a little conflict between the Campofregoso and other families start.
  • The Manchurians continue expanding their infrastructure, with most of the damage caused by the Korean War already repaired. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
  • Saxony: The centennial new year celebrations go off with a bang, and many of the royals of the minor (NPC) European nations attend. The Cardinal performs the first Saxon service of the century. The Elector gives some funding to the tiny Lordship of Kniphausen, mainly because he married into their family.
  • Muscovy officially declares the war over, and rejoices in its success (since our goal was only to prevent the destruction of Christian Europe; Mission Accomplished). Meanwhile, the government devotes itself to the development of infrastructure and economy only (Infra is +3, but only for defenders, right?) including an increase in overseas trading, now that the sea is once more safe. Meanwhile, Ivan decides to bring up a policy of noninterference to the Grand Council as soon as Poland's leaders #$%& wake up. (Seriously, can Lx and I post for him? After all, pretty much the same nation, and he's only on for roughly two to three days, then disappears for a few weeks). The proposed noninterference policy will state that in future wars with the Caliphate, considering how damaging this war was, unless Europe will collapse under the Caliphate, or the Russian Federation is attacked, Russia will not interefere beyond the sending of supplies to our allies (namely, Brandenburg, Aragon and Bavaria).
  • The Mayan Empire continues expansion while upgrading the army and trade while upgrading the navy. The siblings send several scouting parties to investigate the rumors coming from the North.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli amps up its military, sending troops to go fight with Bengal. Many Koli politicians, though, want Koli to stop focusing on the military and focus more government funding on building up the economy. A series of talks between Koli bureaucratic administrators ensues.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan amps up its military. Deccan sends military aid to Bengal and Deccan also builds up its border forces to stop the war from pouring over into Deccan.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat improves its economy as the provincial government spends more money on building markets and larger ports for merchants. Gujarat also sends military aid to help Bengal, too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman with the war over, decides to devote more funds to improving Oman's economy and infrastructure. New roads are built, the slums in some towns are rebuilt, housing and jobs given to the poor, etc. Oman also trades more with China following the new trade pact and the updated maps on how to travel to China from Oman.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd continues expanding inland by 8000 sq km. Nejd's infrastructure is improved as new roads are built to help connect the new territories of the province.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah expands inland by 4000 sq km and Emir Akram bin Said fathers a child with his wife Farah, who they name Yazid. Yazid becomes Crown Prince for the Emirate of Shaybah, and Shaybah rejoices with the royal birth as the child strengthens tribal ties in Shaybah.
  • The Caliph continues consulting with his advisers about a peace treaty with the HRE to decide what the official border changes will be following the war. He is getting quite annoyed with the HRE, and wants them to accept the Caliphate's entirely reasonable demands.
  • Inca Empire: The Incas continues to expand his territory to the south and north. Improve their military weapons and naval technology also.
  • Novgorodian officials are in most agreement with the Policy of non-interference, at least for the next 50 years. Meanwhile, the nation is repairing itself from continuous war and their beloved Grand Prince dies from complications from being shot on the front. Elections are held in a different format this time, this time, each of the "Four Great Veches" must agree: Kazan, Novgorod, Pskov, and Riga. The New Grand Princely elections take two weeks, as the Veches all concur. Alexander Boyasin, Dimitri's father, is to take the Grand Princely Seat. Meanwhile, Boyasin is set to sail next year once more and another Bogatyr (treasure ship modified for war) ship is built (yay!)

1501

France, with the help of Auvergne and Bearn, conquers Brittany. The French begin enviously eying the rich lands to their southeast. The French also send expeditions to Antillia begin preparations to colonize part of the East Coast.

Flooding occurs in Northern Burgundy as the North Sea breaks through one of the dikes leaving at least a hundred dead. Wallonians and Dutch alike protest against the distance of the Burgundian government and their lack of care toward the Dutch, Flemish and Wallonian minorities. They demand that the capital city is moved to Antwerp or Brussels. However, ethnic Burgundians strongly oppose any moves of this sort.

  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military and also expands more into Reiuzi (霊烏路) (Kamchatka). Books, paddle boats and paper mills powered by water wheels continue being made. The special ships are finished and are put into use.
  • Inca Empire: The Incas continues to expand his territory to the south and north. Improve their military weapons and naval technology also.
  • The Manchurians continue expanding their infrastructure, with most of the damage caused by the Korean War already repaired. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, the expedition of Vasco da Gama arrives in Malindi again, in a terrible state, as one ship was lost, half of the crew died during the crossing of the Indian Ocean, which this time took much longer than the initial voyage through it. Not having enough crewmen left to manage three ships, as many of the surviving crew members are afflicted with scurvy, da Gama abandons one ship, and redistributes the crew between the remaining ships. They reach the West African coast in April, and the ships split, with Nicolau Coelho's ship arriving in Lisboa in July, and da Gama's ship only arriving in September. Despíte exacting a large cost, as half of the men died and two ships were lost, and da Gama also failing in securing a commercial treaty with Calicut, the spices brought back on the remaining two ships are sold at an enormous profit to the crown. Vasco da Gama is justly celebrated for opening a direct sea route to Asia. Meanwhile, the reach of the outpost in Terra de Santa Cruz expands by 400 sq km, and another expedition, by Pero de Barcelos, discovers more land on the coast of the Terra de Santa Cruz. Barcelos discovers a bay, which he calls "Bahia de Todos os Santos", as the bay was discovered on 1 November. Meanwhile, Urraca returns the title of Duke of Bragança to Fernando de Bragança, who has been claiming the title since 1483, along with part of Afonso III de Bragança's former possessions, along with the territory of the Marquessates of Montemor-o-Novo and Vila Viçosa, and the county of Arraiolos, which had been recently seized by the crown, as its titleholders died leaving no issue.
    • The first Hindustani ships land in Lisbon this year. They are carrying spices from all over the country and would like to trade with the country.
    • Portugal accepts the Indian offer.
  • Naples: The joint force of Naples and Savoy defeat in successive battles the rebels in Bosnia and Montenegro, eliminating this threat and supported by local troops loyal to the King. At year's end the victory is complete and the government is restored. Meanwhile, trade in Africa is increasing, and the products are exported to Southern Europe. Naples becomes a great economic power over all the Mediterranean, taking advantage of the economic crisis in Milan, and the internal war of Venice. Also the exploration following Portuguese routes in Africa continue.
    • No, Naples is not the economic centre of Southern Europe, Bavaria is. We have worked much longer and harder than Naples. We have two massive banks, we control the Imperial Merchants Guild and the Imperial Trade Fleet. We have trade alliances for almost all major nations. You are a young nation and have not dedicated your time to the economy like I have, sorry if I seem harsh but I have worked very hard for it.
    • No, I think it's Venice. They basically control the Mediterranean through trade, both OTL and probably ATL (though, don't be too disappointed; Venice's economy fell because of the discovery and riches of the Americas.) ChrisL123 (talk)
    • Wow, OK, sorry, do not exasperate. I had not realized that the Bank had so much influence, and I imagined that after the last war with the Caliphate, and the economic cost that made the Empire, their economic position would not be as strong. Considering that the fleet had a military objective, and not trade, in the years of the war. Naples came late in the war, and his fleet was always in constant trade with Africa. But hey, I will change it. Yes, it is true, Venice decays with the exploration of America and also the presence of the Ottomans, as it was impossible to keep trading, at least initially traded, yes, but then war tensions made it impossible this. Quiari (talk) 00:18, October 26, 2012 (UTC)
    • LOL, we are good. I am not mad and I am sorry if it came across as that. Would Naples be interested in joining Bavaria and Milan in the Imperial Merchants Guild?
    • WTF, I was not in? I just think I was part of the IMG, LOL ... Sure, I will like joining Quiari (talk) 00:58, October 26, 2012 (UTC)
  • Savoy: By the end of the year the victory in Bosnia and Montenegro is assured. The exploration of the new continent discovered is very interesting for the Court and for the King. The news of products, people and possibilities of such land produce a great impact, and for this it organizes a dedicated board especially for these issues. A few more expeditions will be made, starting next year, just to explore a bit more and make sure that no other European presence in those lands. On the other hand, Venetian civil war called the King's attention, and he meditates upon intervene and help his Italian ally. Decides to organize an expeditionary force to be prepared for any eventuality, and also fleet mobilized to deal with any threat to our trade.
  • Muscovy continues building up Infrastructure and the economy (major defensive budget, you might note.). At Ivangrad, another fleet sets sail. The military is partially stood down, and the bill proposed last year about any upcoming wars is passed by the Grand Council, and now awaits acceptance by the Caliphate. Meanwhile, the Eastern Expedition, of 1000 Muscovian merchants, soldiers and diplomats, returning from China, encounters Hindustan (it took these guys over ten years, by the way), and, having secured a safe passage, goes back to Muscovy with the spoils from their trades.
  • Bavaria's economy improves this year. The King announces His bid for Emperor and is gaining quite a following. King Wilhelm states that if he wins the election he will give the control over the country to his younger brother Adame. The Imperial Trade Fleet begins to attack anti loyalist shipping in Venice. The Bank of Bavaria expands into Milan and now into Venice with the weaken state of their economy. Thuringia continues to be revassalized. Wheel lock weapons are shipped to the loyalists in Venice as the King declares official neutrality while secretly giving Venetian loyalsits aid. Bavaria asks Milan to aid Venice and states that Venice might be willing to work with Milan in the future if Milan shows favour and helps. Weapons plans are sent to Breandenburg and the Russian Federation.
  • Korea continues to expand into the Philippines.
  • The Crown of Sweden decides to seek closer relations with Norway, an instrumental ally in the defeat of Denmark years before. Within a year, the King's only child (a made up girl named Christina. LOL) marries the Norwegian Crown Prince. Diplomatic missions are sent to Novgorod, the HRE, and a series of Baltic states. The Swedish Navy undergoes a huge expansion. The Crown searches for trading partners. Several ambitious men lobby the King for a state grant to fund an expedition across the Atlantic Ocean, though the King is hesitant to agree to such an unknown request. Steps are taken to ensure a strong Swedish economy. Settlers sponsored by the government begin to inhabit Laapland in the north. (Question, who's Denmark vassalized to?)
    • Brandenburg offers Sweden an alliance, as well as an offer to invade Denmark together in 1504, if Sweden wants to expands, perhaps.
    • Sweden wholeheartedly agrees. However, Denmark (I read earlier) is a vassal of Sweden/Norway so we'll diplo-annex them after a few years.
    • AP did you not start as Aragon? If so then I recommend that Scraw releases Aragon and AP returns to it as Scraw's control of Aragon has created some overly zealous marriages ...
  • China expands its military and continues to explore the Pacific Ocean.
  • Venetian loyalists defeat the small Castillian expeditionary force and the Venetian navy blocks Castillian reinforcments. Much to the horror of the Princess she was not pregnant at the time of Giovanni's death and thus her claim and Castille's to Venice is severed. Venetian loyalists thus happily declare the re-establishment of the Merchant republic of Venice. A new Doge is elected and Luigi Barozzi quickly seeks to repair damage to the Venetian economy. He first seeks to continue trade with the Caliphate nations and then orders more ships to be built. Knowing of a new land called Antillia to the west. The Doge sends an expedition in order to investigate the trade opportunities there and the possibility of the establishment of a trade post. A large flotilla of 37 ships sets off with plans to leave around 200 men and women to build a trading post for the ships to return to. The flotilla keeps careful track of their movements with the navigational compass which the Chinese gave to the Venetian merchants several years ago. The Manchurian students also request to return home with several scrolls and books. The Doge agrees and supplies them with a small group of mercenaries. They request to sail from Egypt to India and will pay 25 ducats.
  • Byzantium continues repairing the damage that has occurred during the war. The recent census give the Emperor an estimate of nearly two million citizens - of which 15% live in Athens or Constantinople.
  • After several months of worsening conditions, Frederick III the Unifier, Holy Roman Emperor, dies at the age of 86, beloved by his people. He is buried in the Carolin Cathedral in a funeral with a high number of attendees, many of them nobles. With the electoral period over after a period of three days, the elected Emperor seems to be the King of Bavaria. The Teutonic Knights, the royal bodyguard, approach the new Emperor, and inform him of all of the challenges he currently faces. These are included in a small book that the previous Emperor wrote down all of his important information (yes, this is a book of secrets reference). The current level of federal control in the country is labeled as "Medium-High." The new Emperor also needs to fill out the position of Imperial Chancellor, a position left vacant since its creation over twenty years before. It is hoped by many that the new Emperor will ensure a new era of peace, prosperity and possibly increasing the strength of the Imperial government.
  • Technically he's not the Emperor until a large majority of all our Conclaviers vote for him. So yeah. Fred's son is the Acting Emperor for now. The Teutonic Knights were the guard of Prussia; Brandenburg and the Russians conquered Prussia; therefore they would not be working for the HRE.
    • Saxon Diplomacy: May the Elector be so bold as to put forward his uncle, the Prince of Anhalt, as a candidate for the Imperial Chancellorship? (Or have I miunderstood the post?)
  • Tibet: Military aid is sent to Bengal because of the Hindustan war by Tibet and its vassals Kashmir, Nepal and Bhutan. The trade route south from Kashmir continues to be improved, easing trade with Rajputana. A formal alliance or non-aggression pact is asked with Rajputana (I'm not sure there was one already in place). The navy continues to be built, and the transportation of boats to Bhutan and Nepal is increased to assist Bengal. The elections in Tibet begin, after delays. The Second Dalai Lama travels into Bhutan to help with the organising of the Shan States.
    • Rajputana agrees and hopes the trade route will be completed soon.
  • Milan:Ludovico Sforza continues weakening the Venetian influence over Modena and Siena, but supplies are send to the loyalists (Before they win). King Emperor Wilhelm is congratulated and many gifts are sent to him by the Sforza house. The economy continues growing up and the IMG in the city helps the government to estabilize the economy. The German population continues growing up in the city, mostly IMG German members. Ludovico Sforza Ambrosian University asks the Imperial Government for access to the new wheel lock mechanism. Ludovico asks Barozzi to work together to repair the hostile relations, but the Milanese still see Venetians as hostile to the Duchy because their previous actions in Italy during the Francesco Sforza times.
    • Barozzi thanks Milan for the support, he asks the Milanese to cease trying to weaken the Northern Italian Confederacy in order to pursue good relations.
  • Genoa: The navy and army are built up. The Genoan banks try to survive the Bavarian influence through going West (France and Provence).
  • Brandenburg continues to expand its army and navy. A new voyage is funded for Antillia, although in 1503. King Frederick is still vying for the throne of the Empire and promises that he will attempt to negotiate with the Caliphate (this war ain't over, is it?).
  • Aragon: AP must post here, for returned he has.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. As the war has finished, the universities are reopened and the olive crop continues to grow. The King would like to find a wife for his son, now approaching 21 and is smart and strong.
    • Portugal offers Teresa, 19 years of age.
    • Naples offers Margarita von Wittelsbach, 18 years, ​​daughter of Otto von Wittelsbach and Amelia of Naples.
  • Saxony: The Elector orders a day of mourning for the death of the Emperor, and decides to make a journey to the Imperial capital to pay his respects, and to acknowlege the new Emperor, once he is elected. On the way, he and his party, which includes the Prince of Anhalt, his uncle, stop in many German cities and take note of them. Meanwhile, the army returns from the war, and is given a triumphal parade by the Electress-Consort.
  • Sultanate of Bengal: The war continues, the Sultan expected only victories.
  • Lanka: It continues to send aid to the troops in the war.
  • Sultanate of Brunei: The new Sultan continues his policy of administrative changes and improving the economy. Also army reform continues and the development of new naval technology.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its economy and infrastructure.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan amps up its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat improves its economy and infrastructure by building new roads.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman improves its economy and infrastructure. More new roads are built, the slums in some towns are rebuilt, housing and jobs given to the poor, etc.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd continues expanding inland by 8000 sq km. Nejd's infrastructure is improved too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah expands inland by 4000 sq km and infrastructure is improved in the province, too.
  • The Mayan Empire expands south. Trade with the Incans continues. The army and navy are upgraded. Scouts still have not returned from the north.
  • Dimitri Boyasin is sent on another voyage to the "Shining Continent" of Antillia in search of wealth and riches - this time with a Russian Barque. A fifth Bogatyr ship is constructed. The Ship manages to pass through the cat's neck between Danemark and Sweden before returning. The flotilla of five bogatyr ships is now the pride and joy of the Navy of the Russian Federation, although they are all constructed by and under the control of Novgorod. It is proposed that one be constructed at Ivangrad. It is presumed that if oars are added, this two-tonne monster can transport supplies in the north. It is predicted that the ships can comfortably transport 500-1000 people (don't say this doesn't exist, we are basically just modifying Chinese treasure ships to have holes so that we can put cannons and possibly oars. These ships were massive, like 160-200 meters long massive. as to why we only have five). Meanwhile, Novgorodian weaponsmiths are overjoyed to get wheel lock firearms for reproduction. The Russians are quick to adapt the design to muskets. Meanwhile, the first rifle is invented, although it seems to give better accuracy, the designs are given to the Governement and they decide that the production means and the accuracy is not worth the extra loading time. They do, however, decide to give the muskets to certain strelets polks. Before putting in orders for new wheel lock guns and selling all their muskets that would have been sold to China and used ones at half price, the Novgorodians pass a law that all firearms made for the military be made at the same calibre, with a little leeway to standardize the weapon caliber and to be able to produce ammunition elsewhere and send it to soldiers.
  • Rajputana continues to support Hindustan and her allies while at home the economy grows.

1502

Mod Post: Not everyone can colonize just yet. Please wait until after your year on the list has passed.

Japanese Pirates blow up a ship in Hangzhou Harbour killing over one hundred people.

  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military and also expands more into Reiuzi (霊烏路) (Kamchatka). Books, paddle boats and paper mills powered by water wheels continue being made. Meanwhile, Satomi Hidetaka goes on a special ship and goes to explores across the ocean. Shogun Ashikaga Ginnosuke, annoyed at the Japanese Pirates, decides to send some military ships to help protect any trade ships, as well as fighting, against the Japanese Pirates. Shogun Ashikaga Ginnosuke decides to plan to eventually officially declare war against the Japanese Pirate held Ryukyu Kingdom sometime in 1510s and plans to end this nonsense Piracy once and for all.
  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, Barcelos' expedition continues, and on January 1, he sees a bay that he believes is the mouth of a river, calling it "Rio de Janeiro". Meanwhile, the reach of the feitoria, now known as Ceará, after the river located near it, expands by 350 sq km. Another feitoria is established farther east, and it is named São Bento. (OTL central-northern littoral of Rio Grande do Norte). Meanwhile, in Portugal, Urraca gives birth to a girl, who is named Urraca.
  • Sultanate of Bengal: The war continues and the victories are great, but the vastness of the enemy country is also a difficulty. War should bring great results.
  • Lanka: Continues sending aid supplies and troops to get a victory in the war, while the fleet manages to block many enemy ports and make catches.
  • Sultanate of Brunei: Continues the reform of the state, as in military and naval fields. Evaluates the possibility of helping the brother Kingdom, at least with supplies, or minor forces.
  • Inca Empire: The Incas continue trading with the Mayans, and expand much more within the territories of the Araucanians, firmly maintaining their possessions. On the northern explorers reach OTL Panama, and establish contacts with the natives, seeking trade and expand their influence. The city-states of the north coast are increasingly occupied, and the army is on the move to prevent any revolution.
  • Cyprus accepts the Portuguese offer of marriage, and increases trade and military aid between the countries. Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. The olive crop is sent to Portugal, Venice and the Byzantine Empire. More roads and hospitals are built to cope with the extra population.
  • Naples: Coastal fortifications are constructed in many strategic positions. The fleet continues to experiment with new models of ships (I'm doing this for many years, I hope that counts). The trade continues to flow through the products of Africa, and ships are sighted coming from India, according to the news from the spies. This news is communicated to the King who is intrigued, but for now will keep the factories in Africa and seek to establish new posts. Meanwhile, a new journey of exploration part to the new continent discovered.
  • Savoy: Seeing the example of Bavaria, the King decides to create a system as they use in their Bank, the project will be completed next year. The modernization of infrastructure in many areas starts, and is projected to turn the Kingdom into an example to the rest of Italy and Europe in the next 25 years. The Army is working to improve their weapons and equipment, to maintain a solid defensive power.
  • Bosnia-Montenegro: The King returns to his position under popular acclamation, and revolutionary leaders are executed. Begins rebuilding the country, looking for a better life for the poorest classes, creating a strong sense of loyalty.
  • Siam continues all previous actions, and the settlement of Borneo continues.
  • Korea continues to expand into the Philippines.
  • The Scottish economy improves. The Scots begin to increase trade in the Norwegian Sea, despite Norway being the dominant power there. Scotland continues to be displeased by the high church taxes.
  • China declares a manhunt for pirates. A list of alleged pirates is compiled and shared with the Japanese government. All accused pirates in Chinese waters will be captured and excecuted. A joint operation is offered to Japan to take down piracy. In the meantime, the navy is expanded and the Pacific Ocean is explored.
    • Shogun Ashikaga Ginnosuke accepts the offer.
  • The Ethiopians continue their march on the Adalese nation, destroying numerous towns as they push their way through the Adal forces.
  • After several men lobby him, King Gustav approves funding for a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to discover unknown lands, hopefully. It will take place in the spring of this year with a return voyage late next year. The King looks on with happiness toward the future of a strong Sweden as he ages being 62 at the time. Special Swedish envoys are sent to the Finns and the Saami people in order to ensure peaceful relations and cooperation. The naval expansion continues, with varying degrees of success mainly in Stockholm, Haaland and Smaaland. Laapland is slowly settled. However, the frigid conditions make it hard to persuade people to move there. Sweden asks Venice to enter a trade deal with them.
  • Saxony: The Elector returns to Saxony full of ideas from his travels, and decides to implement them in Saxony. He also hints to (orders) his uncle to do the same in Anhalt. The Elector invites Venetian and Florentine bankers to establish Banks within Saxony, which are soon up and running. In the army, the Elector orders the Constable-General to find out more about this new "wheel lock mechanism" which apparently makes the good old fashioned matchlock obsolete. The Elector continues to write to the Emperor, singing the praises of his uncle, Prince of Anhalt, hoping that he will be appointed Imperial Chancellor.
  • The Manchurians continue expanding their infrastructure, with most of the damage caused by the Korean War already repaired. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
  • Doge Barozzi continues the re-establishment of Venetian trade dominance in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea and requests to continue trade with the Caliphate nations. An expedition is sent to establish a trading post in Antilla and with the aid of the Chinese compass the Venetians expect to reach the new lands in the new year. The Doge continues the construction of several ships larger than usual. They are constructed in a purposely built dry dock in Treviso. The Doge also visits the Dukes of Modena, Mantua, Ferrara and Siena.
  • Emperor Prokopios continues repair work and develops the Byzantine navy. In an official ceremony two years after the death of the Serbian Despot, Byzantium formally annexes the nation.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its economy and infrastructure.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan amps up its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat improves its economy and infrastructure by building new roads.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman improves its economy and infrastructure. Omani explorers begin planning to go on another expedition but this time to go and explore the unknown regions of Africa.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd continues expanding inland by 8000 sq km. Nejd';s infrastructure is improved too, focusing mostly on the newly gained territories.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah expands inland by 4000 sq km and infrastructure is improved in the province, focusing on the coastal regions as more port towns are founded in Shaybah.
  • The Caliphal Province of Egypt begins improving its infrastructure and economy, at last getting around to rebuild the damaged parts of Alexandria. The population of Copts continues to increase across the nation (now moving out of Northern Egypt).
  • The Caliphal Province of Syria continues to improve its army and navy.
  • The Caliphal Province of Palestine begins improving its infrastructure.
  • The Caliphal Province of Yemen continues sending influence to Adal, hoping it will join the Caliphate.
  • The Caliphal Province of Hadramaut begins to improve its infrastructure, very needed in the rich - if desert - region.
  • Alodia expands 2500 sq km northward, and continues attempts to joining the Funj.
  • Tibet: The Tibetan military sees its first official action in the war alongside Bengal against Hindustan. The militaries of the vassals also fight, alongside Tibet. The elections are partially postponed because of the war. The organising of the Shan States continues and it is expected an organised state (a Tibetan vassal) will be formed next year. Diplomats also travel south, to Ava and Lannu. The Kashmir trade route is closed at least temporarily because of Rajputana's involvement alongside Hindustan in the war.
  • Papal States: The Pope is pleased to see the Jubilee was a success and how its affects have boosted Catholicism in the Italian region. The March of the Catholics continues, and plans to cease in 1505. The Cape of Alfons also receives many priests, many helping to convert Muslims that fled to the Cape during the war. Meanwhile, the Pope continues his efforts to improve the Papal economy, and begins to increase trade around the Mediterranean. Many of the poor Catholics living on the outskirts of Rome are recruited to work in the capital city, in hopes of improving infrastructure. As well, many citizens are intrigued by the possibility of an Italian League of some sort, and the Pope states that he is looking forward to discussing with other Italian leaders on the basis of the political alliance.
  • Milan: The economy continues growing up and the IMG in the city helps the government to stabilize the economy. The German population continues growing up in the city, mostly IMG German members. Ludovico tells Barozzi that the Venetians are not trying to weaken the Italian Confederacy but protecting our own interests, as we had seen that these states are hostile to us, since they were ready to march against another member of the HRE that was helping Venice against Castille. Ludovico Sforza continues increasing influence in Modena and Siena. Ludovico Sforza also shows interest in renewing the friendship between the Papal States and the Duchy of Milan.
  • Genoa: The economy and the navy grow up. The control over Monaco is reafirmed by the Genoan forces.
  • Brandenburg continues to build up its army and navy. Frederick of Brandenburg continues his campaign for Emperor.
  • Aragon continues to build up its army and navy. Aragon sends another voyage to Antillia. Settlers (mostly non-Catholics) who wish to leave the country are sent with the voyages. They land in Neu Berlin and declare the set of four (Long Island, Staten Island, Manhattan, and Bronx, believed to be an island) islands Aragonese-Brandenburgian teritorry.

1503

Fulani nomads coming from the region of Futa Jallon attack the Mali Empire, advancing north, along the Senegal River and establishing a state on the Futa Tooro area.

  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military and also expands more into Reiuzi (霊烏路) (Kamchatka). Books, paddle boats and paper mills powered by water wheels continue being made. The military ships continue protecting trade ships and fighting against Japanese Pirates. Meanwhile, Satomi Hidetaka continues exploring the ocean until he reaches a new large continental land (at OTL San Francisco). He calls this newly discovered land, 博麗 (Hakurei), after the current Empress. He sets up a small colony named 幽谷 (Kasodani).
  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, Afonso VIII dies on a hunting accident. Meanwhile, the reach of the outpost of Ceará expands 250 sq km, the reach of São Bento only expands 100 sq km, and other feitoria is established farther south, near a river that the natives call Potengi. Meanwhile, São Jorge da Mina expands by 200 sq km, mostly concentrating on the coast.
  • The Manchurians continue expanding their infrastructure, with most of the damage caused by the Korean War already repaired. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
  • Burgundy: The Duchess asks the Emperor to deal with the vassalization of Munster. While, this a trade alliance is asked with the Mayans to allow an entrance into Europe of the cacao seed. While this, Forteventure now under complete Burgundian control, expansion into the Canarian area of continental Africa continues 50 sq km (second post from this. Continuous exploration from the fleet now of 60 ships discover OTL Cuba calling it Neue Harlem and OTL Hispaniola calling it Nova Corsica by Italian sailors that settled in Burgundy. While this, the Orthodox Catholics, now out of control of the Duchess, begin an entire entrance into Continental Burgundy, in northern territories. This is stopped by the increasing entrance of Italian inhabitants into the Duchy. Due to the royal patrocination, Burgundy, now in religious distress, sends a message from the Duchess to the Pope, asking for the help in dealing with the Orthodox. Small outposts are set in eastern New Harlem and eastern Nova Corsica. The armies in Friesland remain awaiting for the help of the Pope in pushing away the Orthodox. The Patriarch Adrian I in New Thrakia asks his followers not to come into violence against their leadership and to be peaceful with their brothers'; beliefs but in continental Burgundy no one listens to him. The Barques from Catholic Orthodox land near OTL Guyana funding the city of Nova Arcadia. The military is updated by order of the Duchess if it's needed to confront the Orthodox in continental Burgundy. The Duchy asks aid from Brandenburg, Austria and Bavaria to deal with this.
    • Also, I'm not colonizing - just funding outposts. Then in 1509, to begin colonization, and for trading purposes.
    • There would be no significant population of Orthodox in Burgundy whatsoever.
    • Be aware that Ometlacatl is on Hispaniola as well, albeit on the western portion.
    • Well, if is not a colony, I guess someone before you can colonize those territories, no?
    • Yes, but I have claimed the area of Cartagena Colombia, and Maracaibo Venezuela and Elporvenir in Panama and the ones I mentioned in this post. Also, there should be Orthodox in Burgundy because I used them in the colonization of The Canarian Islands. That was in 1455-1460 and they were protected by the Duke until recently. I've made them return to Burgundy, not in great numbers, but enough to cause some religious crisis. Also, I probably got most of the heretic movement because I mentioned in a post that if they entered into Burgundy and worked for the army they would be protected - same with the Italians.
    • You can't claim a land. You can do it in your year when you colonize. Because I also like Panama, OTL Orinoco and Amazonas River, but if someone gets there first it's OK. I can't just claim that land.
    • Your nation can claim any lands it wants. But people are not required to respect the claims of other nations. The only way to secure your claims is through war ...
  • Brandenburg continues to build up its army and navy. More settlers, mostly peasants who wish to start a new life, go to Antillia via Aragonese voyages. Frederick funds a small expeditionary voyage to Atlantia. He also campaigns for the Imperial Chancellory and accepts defeat to Wilhelm of Bavaria. Brandenburg has unknowingly "claimed" all of Antillia and Atlantia. (Don't worry, we won't fuss over it when we find out the rest of Antillia is connected to the Bronx.)
    • I thought you no longer controlled Aragon.
    • Union. We have the same ruler and do almost everything together. We just have separate legislative and judicial governments. It's all very complicated.
    • No, you told me that you were going to drop control of Aragon in 1500, so you can't control them anymore.
    • So? They can still go on the boats. I might not control Aragon, but we're still in union. Sort of how Scan just let someone play Byzantium.
  • The Scottish economy continues to improve as they promote more sea-based trade among the northern nations.
  • Bavaria expands the economy and continues to pursue its policy of peace. The Banks are expanded. Thuringia continues to be vassalized. Bavarian nobles begin to tone down anti-Catholic rhetoric now that things begin to stablize. The King continues to campaign for Emperor.
  • Cyprus prepares for the arrival and marriage of the Portuguese wife-to-be of Prince John I. The army and navy continue to expand. The olive crop is now shipped to all nearby countries, and more universities and hospitals are opened.
  • The Mayan Empire finally receives word from the scouts. They report that these rumors are true, and these new white men are very dangerous, with powerful magic at their disposal. Kinich Kakmo and Inka decide that the Mayans should not attempt contact unless they become a direct threat or are contacted. The Army is increased, to increase security. Trade and expansion continues.
    • Burgundy: a trade alliance is asked (also remember that I said if I reached you first I would keep you as an ally for my nation.)
    • Um ... no. You have no way of communication with the Mayans ... You share totally different languages ...
    • *All Meta-gaming aside* Mayan Diplomacy: The Mayan Empire would first like to learn of your languages, lands and peoples before establishing trade. However, the gesture does not go unnoticed by Kinich Kakmo, Ikan and Inka. The Mayans will establish diplomatic ties with Burgundy.
  • Naples: Africa's factories expand several km inland. The coastal fortifications are completed in some areas, and almost in others. The Navy continues with its new ship models, wide draft and much maneuverability. The Order of the Knights of Malta is attentive to the movements taking place in Granada, waiting for news from the Kingdom, while a section of them is required to travel to the New World. The expedition to the New World established outposts of recognition for future settlements on a land baptized as Pedro III Land in OTL Panama, while others travel to previously explored lands.
  • Savoy: Builds continue, and apply to all fields from military to cultural. The army continues to develop better weapons. The King sent ambassadors to coordinate the creation of the Italian League. The project of creation of the Bank of Italy is almost ready, and with the capital provided would be operational next year.
  • Bosnia-Montenegro: Continue the reconstruction of the country, at the same time of the army.
  • Korea continues to expand into the Philippines.
  • Sweden receives news of the return of the voyages, both positive. After grueling months at sea, explorers return with news of the settlement and landing. He describes it to be a relatively large bay (OTL Chesapeake Bay) and the settlement created by the 150 voyagers name the "town" Gustavstad, after the Swedish King and the area in general Nya Sverige (New Sweden). However, their patriotic actions did not reach the King, as he died three months before the expedition returned. The Norwegian Crown Prince Erik III ascends to the Swedish throne with Gustav's daughter Christina as Queen, effectively uniting Sweden and Norway in a dynastic union. Envoys return from Finland with good news, they wish to pursue better relations with the Crown. The Swedish navy continues dramatic expansion. Lapland is slowly inhabited. Sweden searches for trade partners, possibly Venice.
    • Brandenburg secretly offers to invade and split Finland with the Swedes ~ a decade from now.
    • The country of Finland had ceased to exist when the Kalmar Union broke up. The territory consists of the Grand Duchies of Helsinki and Turku.
    • Novgorod offers trade agreements and trade deals.
  • Austria builds up its militia, and funds projects by the IRC. Another expedition to Mesoantillia is planned, and another one at Atlantia is considered.
    • ​Seriously, stop ignoring the dates ... Austria has no sizable navy and almost no way of maintaining colonies. They only began colonization in the 18th century OTL and that was via Belgium. Even then they all failed miserably.
  • Tyrolia builds up its military, and moves the capital to Innesbruck.
  • Salzburg builds up its military.
  • Venice accepts the Swedish trade offer and hope that together they can oppose the Hanseatic League remnants. In other news a Byzantine delegate requests independence from Venice to which Barozzi readily agrees with an alliance and trade agreements to continue between the two nations. Barozzi has returned the Venetian navy to its pre-war capacity and the economy is on its way to recovery. Venetian settlers establish a small trading post on the OTL Florida-South Carolina border. A voyage will be sent to resupply them every year. Venice shakes off most of the Milanese influence in Siena and Modena and, in a show of political strength, annexes Ferrara with the agreement of its Duke while also vassalizing Mantua. Venice begins courting members of the Florentine upper class, offering many influential seats in the Venetian court should they support a Venetian union with Florence. Barozzi then lowers interest rates on Fugger banks in Florence driving the Medici family to lose much power and wealth. By the end of the year, the Republic of Florence and its vassal Piombino are almost in the grasp of the Venetians with several high ranking Florentines openly supported the idea of Lombardian unification.
    • Gah. I was about to try to go after Florence. Aw man :( ChrisL123 (talk)
    • Sorry bro, I just gave up Byzantium, so I need a little treat in return :D
  • Papal States: The Pope, after discussing with clergymen, is interested in the vassalization occurring in the Italian peninsula. He realizes that the "Magnus Quattuor" (Latin for Big Four) has been increasing in political and economic power, and that a grand Italian alliance would only encourage the empowerment of the Italian states. With the help of Naples, the Pope and many priests begin to encourage a political alliance of the four nations to ensure their influence continues. Meanwhile, more priests (though the help of the March of the Catholics) are sent to Burgundy to investigate the recent Orthodox problems, and aims to increase Catholic faith in the area. As well, priests continue to visit Alfons and even Cyprus, to visit the predominantly-Orthodox lands ruled by Catholics, hoping to avoid a religious civil-war.
  • Inca Empire: It ends the occupation of all the city-states of the north. It continues to trade with the Maya. It has fortified positions Maule River, the southern border of the Empire. Arrive from northern news of strange travelers.
  • Saxony: The Elector continues campaigning for his uncle, Prince Albert of Anhalt, to gain the Imperial Chancellorship. The Chief-Constable introduces about fifty wheel lock muskets into the army, to try them out. A bank is established in Anhat.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its economy and infrastructure. This includes the building of the provincial bank of Koli to store the province's treasury.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan amps up its military. Deccanese merchants also go to trade more with Malacca and other Indonesian states.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat improves its economy and infrastructure by building new roads. Gujarati generals begin calling for the invasion of the Timurids to be carried out in the upcoming years.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman improves its economy and infrastructure. Another Caliphate naval expedition is prepared as Caliphate sailors prepare to go explore the unknown regions of Africa. The expedition fleet is planned to meet up in Socotra along with the fleets of the other provinces.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd continues expanding inland by 8000 sq km. Nejd's infrastructure is improved too, focusing mostly on the newly gained territories.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah expands inland by 4000 sq km and infrastructure is improved in the province, focusing on the coastal regions as more port towns are founded in Shaybah.
  • The Caliph plans to build a new Grand Expedition so to try to circumnavigate Africa. The provinces with large ports in the Indian Ocean (Egypt, Hijaz, Yemen, Hadramaut, Shaybah, Persia, Mesopotamia, Oman and Nejd) are asked to send their fleet to Socotra, from where the expedition is to start.
  • The Caliphal Province of Egypt begins working on better ship designs so to aid the Caliph. Money is also put aside to start the rebuilding and re-fortification of the Mediterranean Egyptian coast. The Coptic population of Egypt continues growing, with the increase of population now moving out of the Delta into the Upper Nile.
  • The Caliphal Province of Syria continues working on its Mediterranean navy. It also starts building up its infrastructure, trying to recover standards of the ancient Roman Province and trying to salvage European knowledge to modernise to a level. Syriac-speaking populations (now calling themselves Arameans to distinguish themselves from the Syriac Church, still large although not anymore the majority of the Syriac population) continue increasing and spreading to Mesopotamia and Palestine.
  • The Caliphal Province of Palestine continues improving its army and infrastructure.
  • The Caliphal Province of Tunisia begins to improve its army (building forts in strategic areas in the coast and close to Cape Alfons), seeing the troubles the Papal State can make with Cape Alfons so close to the capital. It also begins diplomatic movements attempting to regain the Maghreb and increase the efforts Egypt had done back trying to make Wolof and Mali part of the Caliphate.
  • The Caliphal Province of Hadramaut continues to improve its infrastructure and thus, begins an economic and demographic increase starting.
  • Alodia expands 2000 sq km northward and continues diplomatic approaches at Funj.
  • Sultanate of Bengal: The Sultan is very happy with the victory. But the government offers Hindustan that will only take about 10% of their territory. If they decide to renounce any claim to the territory of Juanpur, and not spread in that direction, these territories are recognized like possession of Bengal. The Sultan will offer a port to the Kingdom of Tibet, in gratitude for their help in the war.
  • Lanka: After the victory, the people celebrated and reorganized the army.
  • Sultanate of Brunei: The Sultan sends congratulations to Bengal on his victory in the war. The Army initiated the recovery of territory on the island of Borneo and the Philippines.
  • With the war over Rajputana hopes to re-establish cordial relations with all nations in the region. The army is grown and modernized.
  • Milan: Ludovico Sforza, with a little scared feeling threatened by the Venetians, starts to take countermeasures, first Asti and south Montferrat are annexed to the Duchy, in agreement with William IX. All Florentians against unification with Venice are supported with mercenaries and money (secret). The army is built up and receives new and better weapons from Germany, the same with the navy. Ludovico starts to control the League of the Ten Jurisdictions (Grisons), with support of the groups not friendly to the German states and the ones related to the IMG (the IMG have been in Grisons since long ago) the Sforzas soon gain power and start ruling through puppets.
  • Genoa: Monaco is fully annexed to the Republic as a province. The navy and economy are built up, the Genoan banks start taking possession of the Medici ones as they lose wealth.
  • Byzantium declares its total independence of Venetian domination. Leveraging the latest events happening in the Duchy. Trade routes will be maintained, but any military presence is removed. The Emperor commands the reconstruction of the fleet after the war (If I understand, I lost a war, right?, que mala suerte). Formally is requested the Mussulman Empire that allows me to keep my territories.
  • I think that this war is already finished.
  • The war was a draw.
    • No, the Caliphate won.
  • Muscovy continues the development of the economy and infrastructure.
  • Russian Orthodox Church establishes a presence in Burgundy, Novgorodians work on military and wheel lock rifles (Ruzhyos) are produced for the Royal guard. Population reaches nine million. A Census is planned for next year.
  • Muscovy plus Novgorod have six million together at this time.

1504

  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military and also expands more into Reiuzi (霊烏路) (Kamchatka). Books, paddle boats and paper mills powered by water wheels continue being made. The military ships continue protecting trade ships and fighting against Japanese Pirates. Meanwhile, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km, and Satomi Hidetaka becomes governor of the colony.
  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, the reach of Ceará expands by 250 sq km, Potengi expands 600 sq km, and another feitoria is founded - near the Bahia de Todos os Santos, but farther north. Meanwhile, Diogo of Viseu, Duke of Viseu, dies, and his county is absorbed into Portugal, partly because Urraca's son is already heir to both the crown and the Duchy.
  • The Manchurians continue expanding their infrastructure, with most of the damage caused by the Korean War already repaired. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
  • Brandenburg continues to build up the army and navy. Frederick asks to gain the position of Chancellor of the Empire. Brandenburgian explorer Wilhelm Frederick Ludwig Max takes off on a voyage with three ships: Frederick the Great, the Fatherland and Might, all being four mast sailships. He plans to circumnavigate the world as well as stopping along Antillia and Atlantia. (He also thinks that the Amazon will take him through Atlantia.) Brandenburg asks the Russian Federation if it would be interested in a joint invasion of the nations in Finland with it and Sweden-Norway. Meanwhile East Pomerania is annexed in Brandenburg proper.
    • Talk to Lx.
    • Wait until you recover from the Holy War, Russians were leaders and therefore get more points taken off for involvement. Wait until 1515 or 1510 to attack, please. Let Russia recover. THis is putting off my invasion of Siberia (that is not a priority)
    • Who is the Chancellor?
    • No one as of right now.
  • Duke Louis V of Luxembourg asks the Emperor to consider a campaign into France to crush the only thing that stands between our great Empire and glory. (Consider the fact. If France falls, we become directly connected to Aragon and Castille and could possibly bring them into the HRE. Other than Russia, Portugal and the Isles, Europe will then be fully ours. In the future we may possibly conquer Portugal, and then next Scandinavia, which will be Sweden-Norway only, and then via Brandenburgian Finland, soon to come, we could invade the Russian Federation with all our might and conquer Europe! Louis V is a really sinister fellow.) He also continues to build up the army.
    • NO. Anyway, don't you guys have the Protestant Reformation in some 20 years?
    • Who are you? NOing me? You have NO power to stop me from proposing this.
    • Oh, you can propose it as much as you want, but since that development would take 100 plus years and you have 20 at max, you most likely won't be able to do it.
    • I know that, and you know that, but the Duke and the Emperor don't know that. And it won't take 100 plus years. Give us five or six years for France, three for recovery and settle-downing-ness in France, four or five for Portugal, and then two for RSDN, three for Scandinavia, and then six or seven for Russia. At best, we'll finish it all off with two or three years to spare, enough to RSDN Scandinavia and Russia, right before we get hit by the Protestant Reformation. BING!
    • You are taking horribly large penalties in your algorithm, and I'd bet you'd get a bunch of penalties from being so overextended with expansion by force.
    • King Louis is going to have no idea that a reformation is coming. In fact, if anyone had told him such a thing would occur, he would probably find the idea ridiculous.
    • I'm not saying he should know, I'm just saying that the plan is not going to work.
    • Let's cross that bridge when we get there.
  • Muscovy ending its seven year economic development plan. The military, which due to a lack of funding has become slightly decrepit, is expanded once more, with a new road being built around Muscovy and all the other major cities (like Yaroslavl or Ivangrad). (BTW what are those guys north of the Caspian, just below Muscovy?
    • Astrakhan.
  • Poland-Lithuania (Guns RPing) Begins a ten year economic and Military development program. Also, the navy is expanded.
  • Burgundy: After several arrivals from Italy of priests to aid Burgundy the Orthodox in the Duchy, with several Orthodox settlements in Friesland and Wallonia mainly (which I annexed) while the Russian Orthodox churches grow in northern territories of the Duchy. While this, the Duchess decides to initiate a further expansion, seeing the Antilia and Atlantis, the Duchess then commands a ship from the port of Charlesopolis, going into a travel to what is known as New Wallonia (OTL Hispaniola) building a small port called Nova Parma (mainly Catholic Italian settlers) yet in a few months the colony is proved to fail due to lack of resources and continuous intrusion from the natives into the colony causing conflicts, yet this allows to settlers to learn to a smaller extent the Mayan language from the west and the extension of Christendom between the natives. While this, as the crisis in Burgundy continues to grow, the Duchess decides to speak with the Patriarch of the Orthodox in Burgundy, Adrian I in Nova Thrakia in the Canary Islands. After several days both an agreement in which Burgundy would grant protection to the Orthodox and the Orthodox would remain as Burgundian citizens if they agree to not intervene on any of the events on the Duchy, and agreeing to spread the Burgundian control into Africa and the west world. The outpost in northern Africa expands another 50 km2 and the army is revamped. The fleet reaches 80 barques.
  • Bavaria, following a similar plan in Russia, commences a ten year infrastructure re-vitalization plan that will improve infrastructure and boost the economy. Bavaria is thrilled that Venice is stable again. The IRC continues to attempt to make strides. King Wilhelm continues his tour of Bavaria, Venice, Milan and Austria in an effort to cement his lead in the Imperial Elections. More wheel locks are made and are being sold to Venice, and any IMG state that is in good standing in the Empire. The King is wary of the new Italian Alliance, but offers to endorse it.
  • The improvement of the Scottish economy through the promotion of trade continues. Unfortunately, many Norwegian pirates have started to attack the Scots from their bases on the islands in the Norwegian Sea. Scotland tries to convince the Norwegian government to stop them, but fails.
  • The Mayan Empire continues expansion and trade. The Army is upgraded, and the engineers begin examining the European ships for upgrades to their own navy (note our technology will not be equal to the European technology for a long time). More contact is established with the Europeans, especially through Ometlacatl.
  • Genoa: the Genoan bankers continue buying the Medici possesions and gaining wealth, most of the money finish in the IMG arks. The army and navy are build up and some forces are located in Corsica. The Doge, of the Spinetta family frustrate the Venetian intervention in Florence by supporting the majority of the nobility that is against union with Venice. The army is armed with wheellock weapons. The Non-italian population in the city continues growing up, mostly Swiss and German people. Monaco is fully integrated to Genoa and the Sforza branch of Alessandro is in control.
    • Florence and Venice are Republics. No nobles, but there are upper class citizens. Also Venice does not wish for conflict.
  • Montferrat: William IX continues building infrastructure and helping the poor classes. The Swiss and French population in the city goes up thanks to the stability and prosperity that Montferrat is giving. Even when some noblemen are angry against Milan most of them continue happy thanks to the advantages the Milanese and the IMG give them. William IX travels to Grisons and allying (through marriage) with different noble Houses helps the Sforza to control this state.
  • Frederick Constanine resumes control of the Imperial government due to the lack of clear succession to the Imperial throne at the moment. Following the war with the Caliphate, the Duke proposes that the legendary fighting order, the Knights Templar, be reinstated to illustrate the brightest of the faith, and asks the Pope for permission. Alexandria is further fortified. The IRC will test its first design next year. Troops are deployed to the Byzantine Empire to make sure that they do not leave the Empire.
    • You do not have control over Alexandria.
  • Austria continues to build its position and increases its military.
  • Tyrolia builds up its military and improves the average living in Innsbruck.
  • Salzburg fortifies the area around the capital city.
  • The Golden Khanate begins furnishing the new capital city on the shores of the sea of Azov.
    • The Golden Khanate does not exist anymore ...
  • Castille will launch another expedition next year, delayed by storms of the European Coast.
  • China continues to expand its navy and explore the Pacific Ocean.
  • The bill is passed in the Florentine courts annexing them to Venice where most of the upper class gain privleges and positions within the Venetian Senate. Piombino is declared free of the Florentine Republic and joins the Venetian held, Northern-Italian Confederation. Some armed mercenaries attempt to rebel but the Medici spy network (which was brought out by the Fuggers) informs the Doge who quickly buys off the mercenaries and pays them double to follow Venice. Seeking to increase border security after the Milanese mercenary attempt, Mantua is annexed and Modena is vassalized to Venice. Barozzi wishes for a more unified Italy not a divided one and asks Milan to stand down from attacking Venetian attempts to strengthen the peninsula. Venetian units still in Byzantium retreat to the Venetian forts in the Aegean Sea and Southern Greece. The Fuggers buy up many Medici assets and seeing their success in Florence begin to destabilize the markets in Genoa. (This can go both ways, I have not attempted to influence your vassals and puppet states, you should treat me like I treat you) Barozzi debates on whether or not to interfere and eventually for the sake of the Italian people decides to ask the Fuggers to cease attacks on the Genoan banking sector if Milan stops interfering in the Northern Italian Confederation. The trade post is expanded by 50 sq km. It sends out numerous smaller expeditions around the Gulf of Mexico and comes across the Mayans. The Venetians are horrified at the heretic religion they follow but as traders first, Christians second, they attempt to trade with the Mayan peoples with gifts of wine from Cyprus, wool and wheat from Italy and silk from China.
    • Annexing Florence in two years? ... are you OK? is not a little fast?
    • Just after a Succession war and annexing TWO more states at the time.
    • You have a civil war in you own Kingdom, you don't have a war against Florence and Piombino. So you can't annex them. If you declare a war you maybe can, but if you don't just have to wait more years to do it, and deal with other italian states.
  • Naples: Viewing Venice attempt to occupy Florence and Piombino as a destabilization of the balance of power in the Italian peninsula, the King moves his mercenaries, to prevent the entry of any Venetian army, at such locations. Florence High class receives the news of the court of Naples, not to fall within the influence of Venice, and convincing them to integrate the new Italian League, which seeks to maintain a balanece between countries of Italy. King calls to the Pope to be present in this situation and prevent further expansion of Venice, supporting the cause of Genoa and Milan.
  • Savoy: The Kingdom is concerned about the illegal occupation of Florence and Piombino, and supports Genoa and Milan that also try to prevent this dangerous Venetian project. Mobilize the fleet and army to Piombino, to prevent any attack on the Italian patrimony of this state. Formal statement is sent to Venice that leave this state, free and sovereign. And instead of these facts, consider joining the Italian League, respecting all the Italian states.
    • You are too late, Venetian troops from Siena and Modena (which border Florence) as well as the Milanese mercenaries are in Florence and Piombino. Their own senate passed the bill to unite them with Venice so the move is not illegal. Venice rejects joining the Neapolitan controlled Italian League and warns other Italian states to be wary. I also no longer control the Byzantine Empire and thus have no quarrel with you. I do not get why an annexation of Florence would get Naples so worked up. Did you want it? If yes, you do realize that you are overextended, right?
    • Because you will control more italian states then any other country. I'm not asking this for me, the idea is to create a balance. The Pope should administer this territory, or maybe Milan, but you can't say I am overextended when you have eight vassals and dynastic unions. If you left the Byzantine is you decision. Also, the Italian League will not be controlled by me, we all have the same opinion. So, just think about it.
    • Personally, I agree the balance of power in Italy's causing a bit of tension, and I would love to administer Florence (it was done in OTL after the Papal States invaded and took over the area, and the Pope made his illegitimate son Duke. Might be more complicated to do ATL). Though, if we can create this Italian League, I'm sure it would be much easier to co-administer Florence.
    • Naples and Savoy will support the Pope is he becomes the administratore of Florence.
  • Bosnia-Montengro: The King builds more fortifications for the country, securing the borders. Just as the army continues to grow and improve their weapons.
  • Sweden continues its expansion/improvement of the navy and the army. The new port in Rouissilon is set up and will be home to the soon-to-come Royal Scandinavian Mediterranean fleet and the site of future colonization ventures. After three years of negotiations the Grand Duke of Helsinki caves into King Erik and agrees to become a Swedish vassal, in order for history to not forget the Grand Duchy, all Scandinavian heirs to the throne will be given the title "Prince of Finland". Gustavstad expands and a Swedish private explorer introduces tobacco into the colony, making it an instant success due to the apparently perfect growing conditions. Plans are made for further exploration, possibly to Atlantis. King Haakon of Norway dies and his son, the current Swedish King, succeeds him and seals Sweden and Norway as one country. The young King Erik(being 21) sets his sights on finishing the unification before his own death, the remaining area not under Scandinavian rule is Finland except the Grand Duchy of Helsinki. Denmark is annexed to Sweden. The new Scandinavian-Venetian trade is fast overwhelming any remnants of Hanseatic influence in the Baltic and will dominate by year's end bringing delight to Scandinavian and Venetian merchants alike. Queen Christina becomes pregnant in February and in late November, she gives birth to a boy named by his father Erik IV. His official name is Erik, Prince of Finland.
    • You do realise that the Hanseatic League has dominated the Baltic trade for about 30 years now and is controlled by Novgorod. It will take a lot more than Sweden having a trade pact with Venice to get rid of them, right? It is the dominant trade league in Finland, in all Russian lands, and is in frivolous competition in Germany with the IMG for dominant there. It will take a very long time to get rid of the Hansa. Especially since the Hansa has a navy and are basically the Hanseatic trade influence = Russian (Novgorodian) trade influence and how much Novgorod has worked on expanding its influence into Western Europe, mainly France, England, Scotland, and Burgundy.
  • Tibet: The Shan States are organised into a Tibetan vassal. Currently, the vassal is one state, the Shan Sultanate, but some members of the government have proposed creating two states, North Shan and South Shan, though none can agree on where the border would be. The port is gladly accepted from Bengal, and is (provisionally) named Wacheng, after the first Premier of Tibet. Many ships are transported to Wacheng, which is basically halfway between being a full part of Tibet, a colony and a vassal (it currently has no official status, apart from being part of Tibet). Aid continues to be sent to Ava and Lanna; in the former case, an official organising (and also vassalizing) process has begun, to re-organise the collapsing state. Due to these events, the elections continue to be delayed. The militaries of the vassals start to be returned to their states from the Hindustan war, but Tibetan troops remain in Wacheng because of the delicate political situation.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Cyprus supports the Venetian annexation of Florence. The wedding of Prince John I and Princess Teresa goes ahead, with spectacular results. The Cypriot population is very pleased with the new Princess, and they are expected to be a very popular couple. The olive crop is continued to be exported, and cheese begins to be exported also. More roads and hospitals are built to cope with Cyprus' growing population, and a centralized palace begins to be built in Nicosia.
  • Milan: The infrastructure continues growing, the IMG answer to the Fugger intents to create inestability and soon the Fugger family loss much of their wealth in Milan and Genoa. The Milanese troops are put in the southern border. And the influence over Grisons continue growing up.
  • Novgorod: Population continues booming after the war, the boom increasing the population exponentially. Meanwhile, Ruzhenis have replaced most arquebuses in the Russian army, but some are kept because of their weignt and even then they are arquebuses outfitted with wheel lock mechanisms. Meanwhile, a ten-year economic and infrastructure developement plan is put in place. New arquebuses are made and Russian weaponsmiths are not gaining much prestige within europe because of Hanseatic trade. Meanwhile, in order to combat Venetian influence, more efforts are made to control trade in Scandinavia and Sweden. Meanwhile, the hull of another Bogatyr ship is built, and Dimitri Boyasin gets back from his voyage, in which he gets blown off course by a storm and lands in a place he calls "Zaliv sinikh krabov" or "Blue Crab bay" (OTL Chesapeake Bay) due to the abundance of that type of animal. More contact is made with the natives, and the Swedish settlement is discovered, prompting the Russians to return after a few trades. Boyasin is commissioned upon his return to explore the African continent in order to find a way for Novgorod to enter into the Indian Ocean trade route next year as funds are produced. He will also bring their newest Bogatyr (more armed version of treasure ship) with him.
    • Sweden is already in the Chesapeake Bay. Is it a colony or just an exploration?
    • Exploration originally aimed for the St Lawrence Valley but that was blown off course.
  • Inca Empire: Finally ends the occupation of all the city-states of the north. Continues to trade with the Mayans. It is fortified positions all around the Empire. Still arrive from northern news of strange travelers.
  • Saxony: The Elector continues campaigning for his uncle, the Prince of Anhalt, to attain the Imperial Chancellorship. The Chief-Constable is pleasd with the effectiveness of the wheel lock mechanism, and proposes to the Elector that a searate Division be formed of men specially trained to use the new weapons. The Elector accepts, and by next year, the division will be fully armed with wheel-lock arquebuses. The rest of the army is armed with Pikes, swords and halberds. The banks in Saxony and Anhalt have attracted much investment, and are boosting the economy.
  • Sultanate of Bengal: The victorious army continues its expansion in the neighboring states of Jaunpur and Kamarupa, occupying territories and convincing of vassalage. The Sultan fell ill after resisting in time of war and succession appears closer. The navy has captured and destroyed almost 90% of the fleet of Hindustan, and has the freedom to trade across the Indian sub continent, without any permission, in addition to becoming the most powerful fleet in South Asia.
  • Lanka: many roads are built, and improves the quality of the fields using new cultivation techniques, the army also increases their numbers and their prestige.
  • Sultanate of Brunei: The army marches to the conquest of the territories of Palawan in the Philippines, using their new weapons imported from Bengal. The commercial fleet is trading in many ports, and seeks to do so in Siam. Is conquered areas of Borneo in search of expanding the territory.
  • Byzantium preclude the entry into their territory of any foreign army (¡¡¡no a la invasión!!!). Do not allow this kind of situation in the Empire. The Emperor concerned by this news, recruits more soldiers for the army and stays ready for any eventuality.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its economy and infrastructure. Koli also sends ships to Socotra to take part in the Grand African Expedition.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan amps up its military. Deccan looks to starting its own war against Hindustan to defeat the country while it is still recovering from the war against Bengal-Tibet. However, most Deccanese politicians decide against this plan proposed by military chiefs, and Deccan continues to pursue neutral policies toward Hindustan.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat improves its economy and infrastructure by building new roads. Gujarati generals continue calling for the invasion of the Timurids, citing the Great Holy War against Europe as the only reason why it hasn't happened yet.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman improves its economy and infrastructure.Oman's expedition fleet is sent to Socotra to join the Grand African Expedition main fleet.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd continues expanding inland by 8000 sq km. Nejd's infrastructure is improved too, focusing mostly on the newly gained territories. A few Nejd ships are sent to take part in the Grand African Expedition but Nejd's navy is quite small compared to the likes of Oman, Shaybah or Koli.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah expands inland by 4000 sq km and infrastructure is improved in the province, focusing on the coastal regions as more port towns are founded in Shaybah. Shaybah sends a fleet of naval warships to join the Grand African Expedition main fleet in Socotra too.
    • Note that I'll be posting on behalf of Saamwil now as he is going to be busy with school-work for the next couple of weeks. ~Von
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its military, focusing on its navy. This is part of the wider Caliphate efforts to modernize the navy and use more barcques in the Grand Caliphate fleets, especially in the Grand Fleet of the Western Seas so the Europeans can be kept in check.
  • The Caliphate Province of Candar builds up its military focusing on the navy, as Candar helps to rebuild the Grand Caliphate Fleet of the Black Sea up to its pre-war strength.
  • The Caliphate Province of Ramazan builds up its military focusing on the navy, as part of the wider Caliphate efforts to modernize the navy and use more barcques in the Grand Caliphate fleets, especially in the Grand Fleet of the Western Seas so the Europeans can be kept in check.
  • The Caliphate Province of Dulkadir builds up its economy but due to the province's small size and relying on roads and Ramazan's ports to trade with the rest of the world, Dulkadir's economy is only growing a little bit. Some politicians in Dulkadir call for Dulkadir and Ramazan Provinces to be joined together into a single province to benefit the industries, trade and to boost the provincial economies by merging them into a larger single economy, rather than two small separate economies heavily dependent on one another.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu builds up its economy as part of the efforts to help the Caliphate recover from the last war.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq expands 6000 sq km to the south (stretched out along the border) as Iraq joins Nejd in trying to bring the Arabian peninsula under full Caliphate control. Iraq builds up its military to help defeat any hostile Bedouin tribes in the new territories. Iraq also sends some ships to take part in the Grand African Expedition.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia builds up its military focusing on the navy, as Candar helps to rebuild the Grand Caliphate Fleet of the Black Sea up to its pre-war strength. Georgia also passes new laws allowing Christians to worship freely but they are encouraged to convert to the Islamic faith.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia builds up its infrastructure and more mosques are build in the province to help with the efforts to convert the Christian minority to Islam.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu builds up its military, and diplomats from East Qoyunlu join the cause of the Gujarati generals calling for the invasion of the Timurids.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit builds up its military to ensure that if the Russians where to ever attack again, they wouldn't get past the mighty Caliphate defences in Al-Slaveit. Many ethnic Russians are encouraged to migrate to Russia itself as Al-Slaveit steps up efforts to convert the population majority to Islam.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea builds up its infrastructure as the province is seen to be one of the future hotspots for great economic activity in the Caliphate.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia builds up its military and most Persian politicians and generals agree with the Gujarati military's calls for war against the Timurids. Persia plans to host a conference the following year to discuss the invasion and re-starting the invasion which was planned but stopped with the outbreak of the Great Holy war.
  • Trebizond builds up its military as part of the Trebizond's governments plans to annex Ak Qoyunlu and then join the Caliphate properly as the Province of Greater Trebizond. Many people in Trebizond want to join the Caliphate properly as a province so they support the invasion of Ak Qoyunlu to prove Trebizond's worth to the Caliph. Trebizond diplomats go to meet with Caliphate generals to discuss the invasion of Ak Qoyunlu.
  • Rajputana's army recovers from the war and the city of Sanapana grows. Many people are converted by the followers of the Guru Nanak. A Hindu Thakur from the Sind is choose to represent his people on the Council of the Wise. He is the first non Rajput to have a seat on the council marking a milestone for Rajputana.
  • The Caliph continues preparing his Grand Expedition to ward the Indian Sea, continuing to get the Caliphate's Indian Ocean fñeets in Soqotra.
  • The Caliphal Province of Egypt continues researching on its navy, whilst rebuilding of the Egyptian coast begins. The Coptic Christian population continues growing.
  • The Caliphal Province of Syria continues improving its provincial navy and its infrastructure. Syriac populations continue to grow and spread.
  • The Caliphal Province of Palestine continues improving its infrastructure.
  • The Caliphal Province of Hadramaut continues improving its economy, receiving a lot of immigrants. Economy continues booming.
  • The Caliphal Province of Tunis continues amping up its army and building fortifications.
  • Papal States: The Pope continues his efforts to improve the economy, as well as infrastructure. The education of the lower classes continues to rise, as more and more Romans in poverty begin to work for the Pope inside the States and out, many moving to Cape Alfons to build more churches and cathedrals. The Second March of the Catholics will be ceasing next year, though several priests are willing to stay in Burgundy and possibly Cyprus to continue to grow the faith. As well, the States continue their efforts to finally create a concrete Italian League, hoping that it will help control the balance of power in the region, while still aiming to grow the peninsula's influence. Meanwhile, the Pope agrees to the proposal to recreate the Knights Templar after the unfortunate dismemberment of Prussia.

1505

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Bandits begin to operate in the Hamalyan passes robbing merchants and killing travelers.

The Fulani nation on Futa Tooro conquers Takrur.

MOD POST: Voting has begun for the naming of Australia. The entries are Australis, Nanzhou, Kiyohime and Mijye Voting closes at the start of 1508.

  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military and also expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). Books, paddle boats and paper mills powered by water wheels continue being made. The military ships continue protecting trade ships and fighting against Japanese Pirates. Meanwhile, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km.
  • Brandenburg continues to build up its army and navy. The circumnavigator Max sails around the tip of South America, after his crew decides that the Amazon River will not cross Atlantis. However, he does not pass without naming it the Grand River (how ever you would say it in German) and also stops at the Falklands, claiming the land for Brandenburg. Frederick continues the campaign for the Chancellory.
  • Luxembourg continues to build up its army. Duke Louis V continues to petition the Emperor to invade France.
    • Really?
    • NO. Just NO. The Empire will not back an invasion of any kind this early after a major war. If you want to fight and lose. It is on your own.
  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, Queen Urraca marries again, this time, to the son of the Duke of Bragança, who, coincidentally, is named Afonso, like Urraca's former husband. Meanwhile, a Portuguese expedition to India discover one great island, which is believed to be the Taprobana mentioned by Ptolemy. They contact the local King of the land, and discover that he pays allegiance to a country called "Bengala". Meanwhile, the feitorias of Potengi and Bahia expand 400 sq km each, to the south.Ceará expands 200 sq km, to the west. Meanwhile, Fernão de Melo is granted the right to settle the island of Fernão do Pó, right north of Santo Antão. Meanwhile, São Jorge da Mina expands 200 sq km.
  • The Manchurians continue expanding their infrastructure, with most of the damage caused by the Korean War already repaired. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
  • Naples: Army recruits more troops, and navy continues to experiment with new models of ships. Trade continues with factories in Africa. Explorations in Africa bordering the southernmost point, reaching OTL Madagascar. King Pedro III oficialice the creation of the Italian League, and Naples, Savoy, and Saluces are the first to be part of this project, but calls all the Italian states to join it. In Florence it is discovered that the governing council was bought by Venice, which unleashed a wave of discontent among the population, and this probable union unanimously rejected. It asks the Pope to intervene in favor of peace and balance in Florence. Milan and Genoa are called to support in the order of these places, and particularly in Piombino. When order is restored these places will be managed to integrate the Italian League, independently or under the administration of Genova and the Pope.
  • Savoy: King signs a decree nominally returns of Saluces existence and integrates fully with the Italian League. The army is mobilized for any eventuality to the borders, while the fleet is on the lookout in Piombino, hoping for the support of Genova. The last trip to the new world established an outpost in OTL Panama, hoping to colonize the area below. While the Order of the Knights of Malta King sends important information about some incidents in Granada. Seeing that Aragon has separated from the influence of Brandenburg, King starts visit the court, to restore the situation before the division of the Kingdoms. The first step is to start a conversation about buying the Balearic Islands, and a joint struggle against the Moors of North Africa.
  • Bosnia-Montenegro: The fortification of the borders of the Kingdom is going very well, while the army is recomposed. The economy grows back after the incidents of the rebels. The King sent a gift to the Byzantine Emperor, hoping to have a good relationship, and seeking collaboration with the crown of Naples.
  • Byzantium appreciates the gift sent from Bosnia and Montenegro, and accepts the idea of closer ties to our countries, if possible a marriage and unite families. Lamenting the loss of the capital of the Empire, and seeing great rebuilt of the fleet and also the army is integrating more troops, The Emperor declares WAR on Turkey? the Ottomans? the Caliphate?, quickly mobilizing its troops and blocked ports, to besiege Constantinople and recover without giving up to achieve his goal.
    • ... Where does the war declaration come from? An out of the blue "I DECLARE WAR ON YOU" and you expect to win after losing last time?
    • I need Constantinople back, is the center of the Empire, and win after losing one war is not impossible.
    • It'd be more plausible to choose a city like Athens and make it your new capital. The only reason they Byzantine Empire has not been annexed by the Muslims is that you had the backing of the entire Holy Roman Empire. Without the Holy Roman backing you haven't a snowball's chance in hell. For the sake of your country, just pick a city you still own and bestow capital status upon it.
    • We will not retreat, we will get Constantinople, or fall!
    • Look. If you do this, the HRE WILL NOT BACK YOU! You will be alone against one of the most powerful nations in the world. They will eat you alive. Get out while you still can!
    • Well, if you want to get back Constantinople, then that would mean you were invading Rumelia Province in the Caliphate. If you're sure that war against the Caliphate is what you want, then make yourself a war algorithm. Us mods will make sure that it is correct and amend where necessary. Once you post your war algorithm to the talk page, I'd say that'd be the point of no return e.g. you can't cancel this war just because you are losing. Anyway this will be a good chance for us to test out the new algorithm.
    • Papal Diplomacy: The Pope greatly warns the Byzantines that the war for Constantinople would be futile, possibly resulting in the destruction of the newest nation and the further spread of Islam. As a mixed Catholic/Orthodox nation, the Pope asks that the Byzantines stand down, before it's too late.
  • Inca Empire: The Incas explorers have contacts with foreigners who bring shining armor and have very large ships in the area of Panama, but distrust them, because they have also received news of the Mayans who are going through the same situation. The news was communicated to the Empire to evaluate the measures to take. As trade continues to increase, and the economy is the largest in the world. The army increased its soldiers.
  • I am is temporarily withdrawing from the game I have no idea what to put in the game at the moment but I'll be joining again at a later time maybe as Siam again or maybe as a different nation. Nkbeeching
  • Sweden continues its mass expansion of the armed forces, particularly the navy. Sweden is fast approaching to its desired naval status. King Erik III tours the newly annexed Denmark. The Baltic is secured as a Swedish/Venetian-dominant trading zone, as the Hanseatic League has lost most influence in the region thanks to flourishing trade with Venice. King Erik extends his hand to the Russians, asking if they would like to join the trade deal. In international news, Gustavstad grows by another 50 sq miles this time across the bay known as Bukten Sverige (Bay of Sweden) and establishing a town known as Erikstad after the current King (this town would be in Maryland, but still part of the same colony). Tobacco production is doing well, with exports to Europe bringing in considerable profit. Expeditions to Atlantis beginning next year and other ones trying to find a route to Asia possiblt through Antillia.
    • Russia accepts the trade deal (Russia controls and completely overhauled the Hanseatic League to control the Baltic so I say that it is implausible for it to be gone)
    • You do realize that the Hanseatic League is 1. Much more powerful than Venice shows it to be due to my revival of it. and 2. Is basically controlled by Russia and Novgorodian trade is essentially the same as Hanseatic trade and it has dominated the Baltic for 30 or so years. You can't destroy that in two.
  • The Scandinavian Province of Denmark expands its military and navy.
  • Norway expands its armed forces and prepares its own expeditions to the new world under the direction of King Erik.
    The Grand Duke of Helsinki expands the military and begins to make improvements to the port of Helsinki, with the hopes of making it into one of Northern Europe's most important ports better than Lubeck or any other ones.
  • Burgundy: After the Pax Burgundia events a separatist movements from the Orthodox church begin in the islands, impulsed by several Separatist Orthodox, this because several ships begin travelling into the Antilia and Atlantis, with this founding several outpost near OTL Orinocos River, calling it New Rhine, while most of the ships settle into OTL Puerto Rico, calling it Neue Zealand, claiming the island in the name of the Duchess. While in Europe the Duchess is seeking a son for an inheritor of the Duchy, adopts an Italian child that lost his parents at hands of the Orthodox after accusing her of being a witch, he is called Giovanny Dinapoli. In an expansionist campaign the army begins entering Cleves and begins to take over the Duchy, under the banner of vassalization. Upon hearing the petition and after several thinking the Duchess sees a chance at defeating the French and as well as Luxemburg join its petition of a possible invasion of France, not to take it over if not expand the Empire's domain into Western europe,the fleet is increased up to 100 barques in both Friesland and Burgundy to prepare a possible invasion if the Emperor agrees. More outposts are founded in Northern Colombia, and the army is doubled from 10,000 from both Burgundy and Friesland to 20,000 from all the Duchy, and the troops are set in the southern enclave, the Duchess also propose that Byzantium remains as part of the Empire, sovereign of his Empire.
    • Are you making a colony? is to early for you, you start in 1509.
  • Asti: William IX, Protector of Asti continues working in the infrastructure of the small state. Asti joins the Italian League.
  • Milan: Asti is given back sovereignty and put under William IX control again. The economy continues growing up and the Fugger family. Ludovico continues gaining power in the League of the Ten Jurisdictions (Grisons). The Milanese allies in Florence and Piombino are discrediting the corrupt Council and supporting the idea of establish a benevolent ruler with good relations with the Papal States to regain order in Florence. The cultural relations with the German and Swiss states continue tightening thanks to the IMG, the religious influence of Bavaria thrive in both, the upper and lower classes (secret). The Italian clerical groups sympathetic with the German discontents lead a defamation campaign against Jakob Fugger and ask the Pope to stop doing business with "a creature so vile and greedy" (I just asumed that like in OTL the Pope has been doing business with the Fugger family). Milan joins the Italian League.
  • Genoa: The economy continues growing despite the Fugger futile attempts to fight the entire Genoan rich class plus the IMG leaders, the Milanese, Astian, Montferrat's nobility and the Medici remains. Many of the Medici family members move to Genoa and join the Spinetta family in the control of the banks. The Doge starts a project to create a Genoan professional army and stop using condottiers and mercenaries. The Genoan Doge pleads the Pope to help stabilize Florence and fight the corrupt and weak Council, as the Genoan allies in the Republic join the Neapolitan. The German population continues growing in the Republic. Genoa joins the Italian League.
  • Montferrat: William IX continues building infrastructure. The Swiss and French population in the city goes up thanks to the stability and prosperity that Montferrat is giving to them. Montferrat joins the Italian League.
    • The Italian League is official: Naples, Savoy, Saluces, Milan, Genoa, Montferrat, Asti, Papal States. The vassal of each country are under the proteccion of the Italian League. Also more states can join the League, we are waiting for Florence and Piombino in the nexts years.
  • The Caliph begins his Great Expedition, departing (heavily manned) fleets from Socotra, which are to move down the Swahili and Madagasque coasts (leaving diplomats, imams and traders behind so to increase wealth and influence there) before reaching the unknown areas past the Zulu. The Caliph also begins suffering some sickness, with a group of councilmen starting to take control and the succession issue being raised in the Court (note: this was already solved by us in a vote, so I'm just writing a backstory on Marwan's death).
  • The Caliphal Province of Egypt continues building its ships preparing for a future colony or trading expedition, while it continues to rebuild the northern coast of Egypt.
  • The Caliphal Province of Syria continues improving its economy and infrastructure, with a goal of reaching Roman times once again and trying to salvage European knowledge to adopt the good things the Christian World has developed. It offers to send Rumelia its navy for help in blocking the Byzantine Empire if war does break out.
  • The Caliphal Province of Palestine continues developing its infrastructure.
  • The Caliphal Province of Hadramaut continues undergoing a population and economic boom.
  • The Caliphal Province of Tunis continues fortifying and improving its army, still afraid of European expansion.
  • Alodia expands 2500 sq km northward and attempts to join with Funj.
  • Venice consolidates its hold over Florence with the majority of the population content with Venetian rule as the Venetian system is much less corrupt than the Florentine system under the Medicis. Venice rejects the Italian League calling it a Sicilian attempt at uniting Italy doomed to fail under the tyranny of Naples. (Seriously what is with you Naples, you have no quarrel with me ... are you trying to start a war? I'd happily oblige) The Doge visits the Pope in Rome where he alerts the Pope that Venice will come to the aid of the Papacy at all times whenever it is threatened. Venice continues ship production from its arsenal. Modena and Siena experience much heavier Venetian influence as hundreds of Venetians and Florentines travel back and forth between the two areas of Venice. The Council of Ten is altered heavily with the forced resignation of the deaths of two of the Venetian representatives. The Dukes of Mantua, Ferrara replace them. Two Florentine officials are also added to the Council making it the Council of Twelve. The Venetian trading post is expanded by 50 sq km. A second post is founded at the mouth of a great river. Venetians ships begin to explore this region and discover a dead civilisation.
    • You do not understand, I do not want to start a war, I want balance within the Italian Peninsula, is so difficult for you to understand that? If you occupy these territories, you will break the existing balance. And I assure you, Milan, Genoa and the Pope share my opinion. In addition to preventing conflicts is that we form the Italian League, and we invite you to be part of it, be a part of us!, (Do not know where you get that we want war), I hope you understand.
  • Castille send 5 ships to explore the new land discovered few years ago.
  • Tibet: The borders of Wacheng are partially fortified, and ships continue to be sent to the exclave. Some of the military is sent to the Himalayas to free the passes from bandits. Though the elections begin, turnout is low because of the popularity of the current government because of Wacheng and the Shan Sultanate, which is now an official vassal. Funding continues to be sent to Ava and Lanna, and news of governmental problems in Siam and Sukhothai reaches Tibet. The infrastructure of the Shan Sultanate is rapidly improved.
  • Cyprus also warns the Byzantine Empire against declaring war on the Caliphate, as they are a massive power and will easily crush the Byzantinians, especially without the Holy Roman Empire. Cyprus continues to build up its army and navy. The Prince and Princess have gone to visit Portugal for possible closer relations and a possible application to join the Holy Roman Empire. More olives and cheese are exported from Cyprus to trading partners.
  • Caliphate Province of Rumelia: The Rumelian Army, hearing of the idiotic declaration of war by Byzantium, launches a counteroffensive against the Byzantines at Constantinople, destroying them in one of the easiest battles known to man wih Wallachain and Anatolian aid. After the Byzantinjes are pushed out of Rumelia, the Rumelian Army launches an invasion of Byzantine numbering 225,000 men while a second invasion in northern Byzantine numbering 215,000 Caliphate troops invades. The Navy blockades the Byzantine coast.
  • Caliphate Province of Anatolia: Anatolia sends 300,000 troops to aid in the invasion and defeat of Byzantine, now mockingly called " the Nation of Fools". The Navy helps to blockade the Byzantine coast.
  • Caliphate Province of Wallachia: The Wallachain Army sends 95,000 men to aid in the invasion. The Caliph is asked if after the war if Byzantine can be renamed West Thrace and become a Caliphate Province. The Caliph is also asked if Constantinople can become the National Caliphate Capitol.
  • Bavaria decries the Byzantine forces calling them a groups of fools and declares that Bavaria will not send any aid, and begins to blockade IMG shipping ports in Byzantium. The King implores the Byzantines to stand down and rejoin the land of the sane. The IMG continues to spread Bavarian influences (primarily religous) into the Italian States of Milan and Genoa, as well as a slight influence increase in nearby nations. Bavaria opens the Milanese branch of the Bank of Bavaria and begins to expand into other areas, attempts to penetrate the Venetian market are mixed. The Imperial Merchant Fleet hires coursairs and pirates to wreck Byzantine shipping (IN SECRET!!) in hopes that it will force Byzantium out of the war, thus protecting the rest of Europe. Displeasure against the Catholic Church rises over what is seen as the Papal failure in the East (although it is still covert and only among the wealthy and learned classes). Bavaria sends diplomats to Venice in an attempt to shore up relations and to mediate any potential conflict between the Italian League and Venice as both are technically Bavarian allies. Merchants travel with them in hopes of opening up more trade to the relatively untapped Venetian markets. King Wilhelm continues his bid for Emperor. His brother is notified that if King Wilhelm wins the election, he will take control of Bavaria allowing the (hopeful) Emperor to be more impartial than if he remained in power.
    • "Papal failure"? The war was in no way the Pope's war; it began as an attack on Venetian Byzantine. The Papacy was just doing its job to protect the continuity of Catholicism in Europe and to stop the heretic Muslims.
  • Sultanate of Bengal: Continued expansion of all roads and administrative buildings. Trade continues. The Sultan is seriously ill, and his second son Sikandar Muzaffar was Converts the new Sultan.
  • Lanka: Continuing military constructions and also civilians. The first commercial fleet with native states of Africa.
  • Sultanate of Brunei: is occupying some islands of the Philippines and plans for future occupation of the rest of the archipelago. Borneo is still occupied and as planned in 15 years the whole island will be fully engaged.
  • Saxoy: The Elector continues to campaign for his uncle, the Prince of Anhalt, to receive the appointment to Imperial Chancellor (Fellow HRE, can the Imperial Chancellor thing be resolved soon?). That same Prince of Anhalt begins, at his nephew's urging, to gradually introduce wheel lock weapons into the Anhalt Army. However, only a small division will be armed with the weapons. Also, uniform jerkins are introduced into the Anhatese Army, with the simple arms of Anhalt embroidered onto the top of the sleeve. The Elector convenes his first landtag meeting, consisting of members of all three estates (high-ranking clergymen, noblemen and a few elected free peasants). They tell the elector to establish better relations with other nations. Therefore, the Elector establishes the "Elector's Foreign Affairs Council" (Kurfurstens Auswaertiges Amt). Ambassadors are sent to Bavaria, Venice and Byzantium. The Ambassador to Byzantium joins Bavaria in calling for the Byzantine Emperor to put aside his stupid notions of war, and says that Saxony will not send him any military assistance.
  • Rajputana continues to expand its influence in Punjab and the two nations' economies are tied closer together. The army grows and a small population boom occurs. Infrastructure is improved focusing on the rural areas and Sind.
  • Another hull for a Bogatyr ship is laid down. The Barque population reaches nearly 100, as resources are spent on Bogatyr ships, much larger than barques. Population boom continues. Boyasin takes the latest Bogatyr, the RFNBFS (Russian Federation's Novgorodian Baltic Fleet Ship) Gostomysl on its maiden voyage, and takes many cartographers in an attempt to circumnavigate Africa to find a way into the Indian Ocean trade. Meanwhile, Cartographers under recruited explorer Feodor Gorachkin are sent to the Shining continent of Antillia to map it out and to make contact with the "Siberian-like" natives of the St Lawrence Valley with the Bogatyr ship the RFNBFS Dobrinya Nikitich. The Hanseatics are quick to establish a place of trade within Finland, and enter frivolous competition with the invading Venetian merchants, but are now gaining favor in Sweden as well due to the Russian trade deals.
  • Papal States: The Pope becomes alerted at the recent tensions within the Italian states, the opposite thing he would have wished the Italian League do. He officially joins the Italian League, assured that the political alliance would in no way unite the separate powerful entities, and only further influence our power. He welcomes the Venetian Doge, thanks him for his assured protection of the States, and discusses the threat of an Italian war if the Florentine problem is not solved soon. He tries to convince the four powers to discuss their issues to come to a consensus and to try to balance the power. Meanwhile, economic and infrastructural inclination continues, as more and more Romans are given work elsewhere.
    • Does any Italian League member want to create a page? Like the HRE one?
  • In order to protect their shipping routes from pirates, Scotland announces that they are seizing the Faroe and Shetland Islands from the Norwegian Kingdom which is obviously incapable of preventing the piracy. Norway obviously responds with war. Scotland confirms that they will not take any Norwegian territory save for these two islands no matter the result of the war.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its economy and infrastructure.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan builds up its economy as more agriculture is encouraged so that the more arid regions of the Caliphate can be supplied with rice and other food stuffs produced in Deccan.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat improves its economy and infrastructure by building new roads. Gujarati generals continue calling for the invasion of the Timurids, citing the Great Holy War against Europe as the only reason why it hasn't happened yet.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman improves its economy and infrastructure.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd continues expanding inland by 9000 sq km. Nejd's infrastructure is improved too, focusing mostly on the newly gained territories.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah expands inland by 7000 sq km and the military is amped up as Shaybah looks to use more military force to conquer the rest of Arabia.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its military, focusing on its navy. Ships set sail to go fight against Byzantium.
  • The Caliphate Province of Candar builds up its military focusing on the navy, as Candar sends ships to go fight against Byzantium.
  • The Caliphate Province of Ramazan builds up its military focusing on the navy, as part of the wider Caliphate efforts to modernize the navy and use more barcques in the Grand Caliphate fleets, especially in the Grand Fleet of the Western Seas so the Europeans can be kept in check. Ramazan sends ships to go fight against Byzantium.
  • The Caliphate Province of Dulkadir builds up its economy and more politicians in Dulkadir call for Dulkadir and Ramazan Provinces to be joined together.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq expands 6000 sq km to the west (stretched out along the border) as Iraq starts using its military to expand quicker. Iraq builds up its military to help facilitate this expansion.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia builds up its military focusing on the navy, as Candar helps to rebuild the Grand Caliphate Fleet of the Black Sea up to its pre-war strength. Military aid is sent to go help defend against the Byzantine aggressors.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia builds up its infrastructure and sends military aid to help in the war against Byzantium.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu builds up its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit builds up its military to ensure that if the Russians where to ever attack again, they wouldn't get past the mighty Caliphate defences in Al-Slaveit. Al-Slaveit steps up efforts to convert the population majority to Islam, too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea builds up its economy and becomes the main grain/wheat producing region of the Caliphate.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia builds up its military and Persia hosts a conference to discuss the war against the Timurids. Together with East Qoyunlu and Gujarat the provincial military leaders plan the invasion of the Timurid territory.
  • Trebizond builds up its military as part of the Trebizond's governments plans to annex Ak Qoyunlu and the meetings with Caliphate generals discussing the invasion of Ak Qoyunlu go well and the Caliphate officials agree to having Trebizond-Ak Qoyunlu join the Caliphate as a province; as well as the Caliphate helping Trebizond in this war.

1506

The Fulani nation expands west from Takrur, reaching the sea.

  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, Urraca gives birth to a boy, who is named Pedro. Some days later, Afonso de Bragança becomes King of Portugal jure uxoris, styling himself as "Afonso IX, King of Portugal and Algarves, Lord of Guinea, and either side of the sea in Africa". Meanwhile, Urraca starts a reform of the Cartas de Foral, as most of the old forals have great disparity between themselves, and some are already in a bad conservation state, and are now difficult to read or interpret by the officials, probably due to the fact that some are written is Latin. To this, she names a commission to collect the old forals and reformulate them according to a certain systematization. Meanwhile, another expedition reaches farther south on the terra de Santa Cruz. Meanwhile, another Feitoria is founded, farther south from Bahia, in a place known as Nhoesembé by the natives. Potengi expands 650 sq km, and Bahia expands 300 sq km. Meanwhile, São Jorge da Mina expands 200 sq km.
  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military. Books, paddle boats and paper mills powered by water wheels continue being made. The military ships continue protecting trade ships and fighting against Japanese Pirates. Meanwhile, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km.
  • Byzantium issues massive calls to recruit soldiers. Signing a treaty with Naples through which gives the Province of Serbia, in exchange for military aid to recover Constantinople, but keep Albania under their jurisdiction. Is repelled the invading forces of the Empire, and are organized counterattacks, achieving many victories. (When I entered, I was told I did not need to do the algorithms, qué tan mal puede ir esta guerra?)
    • You don't need to, but they are necessary to a war, and it will be probably be up to you to do them, if no other mod does.
      • I'll do the basic parts of the algorithm. But you really need to learn to do the algorithms yourself.
      • Man, you must stop now. It's not a good idea to attack if you don't have any support!
  • Sultanate of Bengal: The new Sultan continued the policy of his father, creating infrastructure in the country, at the same time always seeking greater economic development through trade and extensive agriculture. After the victory of the war, many of Jaunpur territories are annexed to the Kingdom, while in the process of vassalage Kamarupa is stronger and in about three years it will be possible to control the rest of the country.
  • Lanka: Continued growth of the economy, and the construction of all kinds.
  • Sultanate of Brunei: The Sultan ordered a huge campaign to annex surrounding territories, and the islands of the Philippines are the first target of this plan. Meanwhile, conquers more territories of Borneo.
  • The Imperial Army is deployed to Italy and immediately occupies Venice, Florence and Milan. The Imperial Pretender demands that the violence in Italy cease, and that the next instigator of violence will be arrested and tried in a court of law. He also decrees any action against Florence to be illegal, as Florence is an elector in government. With the Pope's permission, the Knights Templar are reinstated, and quickly form the secret foreign agency of the Empire. The Pretender demands that the election for the next Emperor be completed by this year. (Sorry for the delay on this, but my internet was down because of the Hurricane.)
  • Austria builds up its military and mobilises it in case war in Italy is inevitable.
  • Tyrolia sends troops to aid in the Imperial occupation of the Italian states, also insisting that such violence stop.
  • Salzburg moves much of its military into Austria to aid in the stabilization efforts.
  • The Golden Khanate works on the new capital city.
    • The Golden Khanate no longer exists, it was annexed by the Caliphate after the HRE lost the war. Do not post as the Golden Khanate again or I'll assume you are disregarding the outcome of the algorithm and you shall be punished.
  • Alexandria is made its own vassal to the Imperial government, and starts to rebuild its harbor into a significant naval base for the Imperial Navy.
    • The Caliphate never lost Alexandria. The Caliphate won the war. If I see you posting as Alexandria again, then I'll assume you're going against the algorithm results and you shall be punished.
    • If that is the case, can you point out a few things for me here, as I might have missed something ...
      1. We actually did take Alexandria at some point late in the war, but I suppose that it is reasonable that you took it back.
      2. Wasn't the HRE side winning in the algorithm? I also find it somewhat hard to believe that we would have lost with Russia and all that on our side as well.
      3. I also remember seeing people posting about a "Status Quo Ante Bellum" in their posts. Did that apparently not happen?
      • #You actually took Alexandria, but since we won, we didn't lose it in the peace treaty.
        1. Just check the algorithm on the talk page.
        2. No. We did a mild territory exchange instead.
          1. Okay.
          2. I did. I also noticed that my military buildup did not count. Is that because of a mistake or because I was not one of the main leaders (Which I technically should have been, as Austria was the center of Imperial Authority, and the state that built up its forces according to Imperial Mandate.
          3. What did we gain? It seemed like the Caliphate got all the land.
            1. No Austria was not one of the main leaders in the war. The war is over and done with now, so no going back and changing the outcome, it stands.
            2. When we all decided to end the war, there were people saying it should be "Status Quo Ante Bellum", others saying we should swap some territories around and then some just wanting one side to win. Since we couldn't agree on what route to take, we just carried out the algorithm results as normal so the Caliphate gained some territory from the HRE. The HRE gain nothing because they lost. Please read through the discussion attached to that war algorithm if you want to know more.
  • Korea continues to expand into the Philippines.
  • Cyprus refuses to support the Byzantine Empire in the attack of the Caliphate, as it is a ridiculous plan that will never work and may cause Cyprus to lose valuable land. The Prince and Princess continue to negotiate in Portugal about the possible entrance into the Holy Roman Empire. Olives and cheese continue to be exported, with the money going to making better equipment to harvest these items. Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy.
    • Portugal answers that unfortunately, it can't help Cyprus enter on the HRE as they themselves aren't members. They recommend going to Venice to apply for entrance.
  • Castilla receives news about the riches of the new world, and plans to get there. Queen Juana receives the nickname "la loca" and the government is taken by his father Fernando II. His son Carlos will be the heir.
  • Scotland has seized the Faroe and Shetland islands easily, and beats away the resistance of various naval forces and hired pirates that attempt to retake the islands for Norway.
  • The Manchurians continue expanding their infrastructure, with most of the damage caused by the Korean War already repaired. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its military, with most focus on the navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan builds up its economy as agricultural production increases so Deccan can feed the more arid provinces of the Caliphate.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat improves its economy and infrastructure by building new roads. Gujarat plans to launch the invasion of the Timurids once the Byzantine war is over, and the rest of the Caliphate can support this war instead of the Byzantium war.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman improves its economy and infrastructure. Military aid is sent to help fight against the Byzantines.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd continues expanding inland by 9000 sq km. Nejd's military is amped up as Nejd fights off more Bedouin tribal armies and military aid is sent to help Rumelia fight the Byzantines.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah expands inland by 7000 sq km and the military is amped up as Shaybah fights off Bedouin tribes and military aid is sent to fight in Greece.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its military, focusing on its navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Candar builds up its military focusing on the navy, as Candar sends more ships to go fight against Byzantium.
  • The Caliphate Province of Ramazan builds up its military focusing on the navy, as part of the wider Caliphate efforts to modernize the navy and use more barques in the Grand Caliphate fleets, especially in the Grand Fleet of the Western Seas so the Europeans can be kept in check. Ramazan sends ships to go fight against Byzantium in efforts to show off the new modern fleet of the Caliphate.
  • The Caliphate Province of Dulkadir builds up its economy and more politicians in Dulkadir call for Dulkadir and Ramazan Provinces to be joined together. These politicians take part in a meeting with Ramazan officals and the Caliphate provincial administrators.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu builds up its economy. Troops are sent to fight off the Byzantine forces.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq expands 6000 sq km to the west (stretched out along the border) as Iraq starts using its military to expand quicker. Iraq builds up its military to help facilitate this expansion and sending troops to fight off the Byzantines.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia builds up its economy as the Black Sea fleet is now above pre-war levels of strength. More Christians convert to Islam too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia builds up its economy and sends military aid to help in the war against Byzantium.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu builds up its military, sending troops to go fight Byzantium too. East Qoyunlu also begin to prepare for the invasion of the Timurids too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit builds up its economy as tax breaks are offered to Muslim subjects to give them more disposable income to spend and to encourage more non-Muslims to convert to Islam. Military aid is sent to Rumelia to help repel the Byzantine invaders.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea builds up its economy and Crimea sends military aid to help fight off the Byzantines.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia builds up its military and prepares for the invasion of the Timurids. Some supplies are sent to help in the war against Byzantium too.
  • Trebizond builds up its military as Trebizond prepares to invade Ak Qoyunlu.
  • Naples: The King signed the agreement with Byzantium, and appreciates the cession of Serbia: promises to send military aid in their war to retake Constantinople. Naples decides to found another factory in Africa in view of the great benefits received, will organize an expedition to find the best place, next year. Countless fortifications were built all over the Kingdom. The King also announced that in two years he will build a colony in the New World, continue the treatment with Aragon and expand the topics.
  • Savoy: Army improved their armament, and the fleet continues to trade throughout the Mediterranean. In an unprecedented event in the court Prince Manuel married his first cousin Margaret von Wittelsbach, both younger 22 years are removed from public view. And at the same time the young Principe Victor died accidentally while hunting. King dismayed by these events, falls into depression, and his young son Enrico, begins to take over some functions of the Kingdoms, as Principe Regent. (Prince Enrico, 18, is looking for a wife!!!)
    • ​Saxony offers Princess Margarete. However, she is only ten years of age. (Seeing as it's 1505, she'd be having children in two or three years, though.)
    • She is too young, at least 15 years. But she can marry Siniza Altavilla Mihajlovic, future Great Duke of Bosnia and Serbia and cousin of the future King. And also, Margarete what?
  • Bosnia-Montenegro: King Felipe continues to improve the economy, which is already above pre-war performance. The news of the inclusion of Serbia is welcome, and will be organized next year again the states, in that area, and most likely form a dual crown between Serbia and Bosnia, united with Naples dynastically while Montenegro would be a direct vassal of Naples (which has not even have vassals). Prince Siniza of only 11 years is became Duke of Serbia, momentarily.
  • Bavaria expresses increasing concern over the events in Italy. (To the Pope, that was a secret missive amongst the nobles. You did not know about it. And it was seen as the Pope's fault for not being more strict on Byzantium. IT WAS A MINORITY VIEW, do not get upset) The Fleet continues to harass Byzantine shipping and asks the Italian League and Venice to aid in shutting down the Byzantines before the drag Europe into another war. The Bank of Bavaria expands its influence in the Italian League as well as gaining a small foothold in Venetian markets. The King hosts the Elector's diplomats. King Wilhelm continues campaigning for the the Empire. Humanist ideas spread further, now effecting the middle class. Thuringia is asked to finally rejoin Bavaria as a vassal after many years of peace and unity between the two. An answer is expected in the next few turns. Bavaria once agian re-iterate that it will not get involved directly in any future conflict unless provoked.
  • Ethiopia colonizes 2000 km mi of land to the west, and expand the road system into the region there, all while planning to close the gap between the Eritrean colonies and Adal.
  • The Caliph's Great Expedition moves south, inching along the Indian Ocean coast and stopping in most Swahili city-states to spread religion and influence there. Back in Mecca, the Caliph falls seriously ill.
  • The Caliphal Province of Egypt continues rebuilding the north of its nation (especially the city of Alexandria) and continues improving its navy. Due to both, the economy begins to improve.
  • The Caliphal Province of Syria continues building its infrastructure and economy. Population continues booming, as does economic expansion. Syria also sends military aid in the form of a large portion of its navy to help Rumelia in the war against Byzantium.
  • The Caliphal Province of Hijaz continues centralising its government and population. Tribes continue to be relocated to cities.
  • The Caliphal Province of Hadramaut continues improving its economy and infrastructure. The population continues improving, as does the economy.
  • The Caliphal Province of Tunis continues improving its army and fortifying its coast and borders with Cape Alfons.
  • The Caliphal Province of Yemen continues sending influence toward the Adal, as well as starting to improve its army and navy.
  • Alodia expands 2500 sq km northward and continues efforts of joining with Funj.
  • The entire Scandinavian Realm declares war on Scotland for its inexcusable actions on Scandinavian sovereign land. King Erik III calls upon his allies (Brandenburg, etc). The powerful Royal Scandinavian Navy aids in the landing of 5000 troops in the Faroe Islands and 10,000 in Shetland, which begin to melt away Scottish resistance on the islands easily. An additional force is prepared to invade the Scottish Highlands at a moment's notice. The RSN blockades the port of Edinburgh and parts of the Scottish coastline. We offer the Scots a chance at white peace. Ships are sent to resupply the colonies as well as to set up a garrison and a naval base at Bukten Sverige. Despite this, Nya Sverige expands exponentially thanks to the lure of tobacco production. Explorations do not receive news of the halt in their activities and head out anyway. Expeditions from Atlantia bring back news of potentially profitable lands in an area to the South of Nya Sverige, possibly a huge island but the explorers were not sure. (Florida). The Navy organizes itself to defend the Scandinavian coast in Norway from any landings, essentially ensuring defense due to its power.
    1. Is Scandinavia a united country or not?   If it is, you can't post three nations separately.
    2. You are losing the algorithm, you can't post that you are winning.
    • Scotland states that the actions are very well excusable, and that they are preventing piracy, which the Norwegians failed to do.
  • Denmark assembles its army and navy in defense of Jutland and Schleswig.
  • Norway does as Denmark does.
  • Helsinki continues work on the port of Helsinki. The Grand Duke secures the vassalization of the GDo Turku, expanding Swedish influence in Finland. He does not participate in the war, only mobilizing the army for defense and leaving everything else up to Sweden.
  • Venice attempts to notify the Imperial government that after the collapse of the ruling Medici family's fortune, most of the city's council voted to join Venice in order to achieve a much freer political system and also counter the aggressive expansion of Naples-Savoy which is attempting to dominate Italian affairs with the loosely-labelled Italian League which is a Neopolitan council intent on dominating the other Italian states. Nuovo Venexia (the outpost in OTL South Carolina and Florida) expands 50 sq km south. Nuovo Treviso expands 50 sq km east from where it is established on OTL New Orleans. The Venetians begin a renewal of its cultural growth in a grand cathedral planned for Venice and another for Mantua.
  • Caliphate Province of Rumelia: The Rumelian Army, hearing of the idiotic declaration of war by Byzantium, launches a counteroffensive against the Byzantines at Constantinople, destroying them in one of the easiest battles known to man wih Wallachain and Anatolian aid. After the Byzantines are pushed out of Rumelia, the Rumelian Army lcontinues its invasion. The Navy blockades the Byzantine coast.
  • Caliphate Province of Anatolia: Anatolia sends 300,000 troops to aid in the invasion and defeat of Byzantine, now mockingly called " the Nation of Fools". The Navy helps to blockade the Byzantine coast.
  • Caliphate Province of Wallachia: More troops are sent to aid in the war.
  • China: Continues to expand its navy and explore the Pacific Ocean.
  • Saxony: The Elector continues to campaign for his uncle, the Prince of Anhalt, to gain the Imperial Chancellorship. The Kurfurstisches Auswaertges Amt sends a diplomat to Scotland, and the Ambassador asks the Scots for closer relations.
    • Naples and Savoy will support your campaign for Chancellor.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade and expansion. Army upgrades also commence. The siblings give gifts to the foreigners, to send back to their sovereigns across the sea. Kinich Kakmo says that if the Burgundians are willing, he has an offer that will guarantee the Mayan's loyalty.
    • Burgundy D: We are more than willing to your offer. We agree to your offer.
    • I'll respond in the next turn.
  • Burgundy: continues the vassalization of Cleves, as the Duchess desires to expand the Burgundian control throughout northern Europe. While this, the Outpost (not colony) in Neue Zealand is Used to expand trading with the Mayans and after the offer of Kinich Kakmo, is sent to the Duchess. With the gifts from the Mayans the Duchess is intrigued and amazed by the wealth of Antilia and wishes to increase trading with it, and sends a small convoy of ships to offer Kinich to Join into the HRE as representative of the Mayans to the Empire. As well, the African colony is expanded 100 sq km. While this, the fleet now of 150 in Burgundy, the Duchess insists the Emperor on thinking a possible war against France to expand the frontier westward. Italian settlers continue arriving at Burgundy and with them, Italian language, increasingly gaining land in the Duchy.
  • The King of England sends an explorer beyond the sea, with no success. Meanwhile, a diplomat is sent to Neples, expressing full english support and asking to reaffirm the alliance. The military is built up, in order to preapre a future invasion on Ireland. The King asks Portugal for the right to hold a few ships in the ports of Lisbon and the Algarves for exploration purposes.
  • Constantine I of Calais comes to his home to sit on the throne his father has just leave empty. As Prince, Constantine now asks Venice and Naples to find a peaceful path to avoid any problem. Meanwhile, one of Constantine's men, Hendrick von Main, a professor of law and judiciary in the University of Artois, asks the Emperor to grant him the title of Executor of Justice in the High Imperial Court.
  • Genoa: the economy continues growing. More Medici family members move to Genoa and join the Spinetta family in the control of the banks. The Doge continues the project to create a Genoan professional army and stop using condottiers. The Genoan Doge denounces to the Imperial Government that the Venetian are the ones trying to dominate the Italian affairs with their subjugation of many Italian states and corrupting the upper classes from Florence to act against their own nation. The German population and influence continues growing up in the Republic. 
  • Montferrat: William IX continues working in the infrastructure of the small state. The Swiss and French population in the city goes up thanks to the stability and prosperity that Montferrat is giving to them
  • Asti: William IX, Protector of Asti protests against the Venetians malicious statements about the Italian League. The relations with Montferrat continue tightening. The economy continues growing.
  • Milan: The Milanese army is under alert because the Imperial Army deployment in the Duchy but nothing serious happens. The cultural relations with the German and Swiss states continue tightening thanks to the IMG, the religious influence of Bavaria thrive in both, the upper and meddium classes. Milan joins the Italian League. The army and navy are build up. Ludovico continues gaining power in the League of the Ten Jurisdictions (Grisons). READ THIS: Ludovico speaks to the Imperial Pretender and explains his cause, the Venetians are trying to improperly gain power in an elector state, Ludovico was only supporting the idea of establish a benevolent ruler with good relations with the Papal States and the rest of the HRE to regain order in Florence, but the Venetians lead an attack against Italian economies trying to destabilize Milan and start a war with the Italian League, a League that honestly advocated for peace and even invited Venice to join, but the Venetians response was hostile against Naples and instead of appealing to the Imperial government they try to threat the italian states and scare them to submission with dishonorable methods  Ludovico denounces that the Venetians are trying to hurt the well-meaning King of Naples and the people of Florence because of their terrenal and material avarice.
  • Brandenburg continues to build up its army and navy. Brandenburg refuses to side with the Scandinavians and threatens to side with Scotland if military action against it does not cease. (After all, you gave me Schleswig Holstein. Perfectly poised I am to invade you.) Brandenburg asks Russia not to support the Scandinavians. Merchants sell to both sides though, although the government remains fully neutral. Frederick IV continues to campaign for the Chancellory. Listen, my power was out due to Sandy. May I post in 1505 for my military buildup and the military buildup only?

1507

Songhay expands farther north.

The Fulani nation expands south, taking more territory from the Mali.

Valais unites with the Swiss Confederation and heavily increases influence on the Swiss states of Grisons.

Minor rebellion begins in former Friesland and Holland as the Dutch wish for independence from Burgundy, several government building are torched and a provincial governor is killed.

The Dai Viet claim independence from China and crush the Champa. They sign alliance agreements with the Malaccas.

  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military. Books, paddle boats and paper mills powered by water wheels continue being made. The military ships continue protecting trade ships and fighting against Japanese Pirates. Meanwhile, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km.
  • Scotland's navy pushes back the Norwegian forces and ends the war with Norway. They take nothing from Norway save for the Faroe Islands and the Shetland Islands.  King John sponsors much art to celebrate his great victory.
  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, after some preparation, a settlement is established on an island farther south on the coast, called Guanani by the natives. The settlement is named Vila Nova do Espírio Santo. (OTL Vitória, ES) Meanwhile, Potengi and Bahia expand 750 sq km each, mostly helped by diseases now spreading among the natives. Meanwhile, the possibility of establishing a settlement somewhere between Potengi and Bahia, or in one of them is considered. Meanwhile, the economy improves, probably due to trading incomes. Meanwhile, São Jorge da Mina expands 200 sq km, while a settlement on the island of Fernão do Pó is established. The colonization of the area still is slow, just like it was on the neighbouring islands. Meanwhile, Funchal, on Madeira, is elevated to a city.
  • Brandenburg continues to build up its army and navy. Fred continues campaigning for the Chancellory. Brandenburg's explorer Ludwig Max returns, having circumnavigated the world. He declares the discovery of several new lands. He has landed in OTL Australia, which he terms Australis, OTL Philippines, naming it Orientalia, believing it to be an eastern land, because he sees Indochina to the west. The next place he landed at was Sri Lanka. He informs Frederick of Brandenburg that one can reach India by going west, beyond Antillia and Atlantia. Ludwig Max of Brandenburg has offered Hindustan AN ALLIANCE. From Sri Lanka he reached the Horn of Africa. Going south he landed on Madagascar, shocked to find that the Indians have come this far. Sailing around the tip of Africa to return to Europe, he has now become the first to circumnavigate the world.
    • You not think an alliance would be a bit pointless? It's not like you'll be able to wage war together and trade won't be on large scale until ship technology is better. Its like this alliance will be on paper only and will only be like just two nations with okay relations.
  • Byzantium withdraws its troops from enemy territory and signed the Treaty of Athens, where peace is restored, with the transfer of part of Byzantium of 20 pixels, and a non-aggression pact for 20 years. It starts rebuilding the Empire again. The Princess Matilda reaches the age of 14, and the Emperor seeks a appropriate suitor.
    • Giacomo Altavilla, King's of Naples brother, 29 years of age.
    • You realize you just offered a 30 year old man to a girl less than half his age?
    • Was this considered controversial back then or not?
    • This was normal in that age.
    • Well, given that nobody offers more, we accept Giacomo Altavilla as the future husband of Matilda but on the condition he not govern. Matilda will be the Empress, and rule when her father dies. Possibly their son, if it is a boy, may inherit territories of both houses, but that will be seen later. In this way we will further strengthen the alliance between our Kingdoms.
  • The Manchurians continue expanding their infrastructure, with most of the damage caused by the Korean War already repaired. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
  • Naples: Trade continues with factories in Africa, and finally decided to found one more in the mouth of the river Kongo. The King orders to establish a colony in the New World, and the fleet of ten ships with that mission, sails in search of a rich place. The Prince Regent is happy because finally the Italian League will be the guardian of peace in Italy, and more states looking for to enter.
  • Savoy: Continues modernization of the army and the new ships are tested in trade, and in the service of the Italian League: The combined fleets of Genoa, Pope, Naples and Savoy, far exceed any in the world when it refuere to trade and military power. Discussions are ongoing with the Kingdom of Aragon, and installed an exchange of gifts between the courts. The Order of the Knights of Malta follows the expectation in Granada. (The Prince Regent Enrico, 19 years of age, is looking for wife, preferably between 15 and 19).
    • ​The English, Castillian, Japanese and Venetian fleets are still larger. You can not make claims like that.
    • Castilla can offer the Infanta Catherine, youngest daughter of the marriage of the Catholic Kings, age 18. This will form a marriage alliance, and we could help each other as in real history.
      • ​Savoy accepts.
    • Wait. What discussions with Aragon?
  • Bosnia-Serbia: Prince Felipe dies of a stroke. In this way the reorganization of territories: Bosnia and Serbia join to form the Grand Duchy of Bosnia and Serbia (in dynastic union with Naples), the widow Erika Mihajlovic, assumed as Grand Duchess, and rule until his son, Siniza, reaches 16 years of age (12 this year). The Duchy of Montenegro is returned to Naples as a vassal. It hopes to accomplish a marriage between Siniza and Margarete of Saxony.
    • Saxon Diplomacy: The Elector readily accepts the Bosnian-Serb proposal, and plans for the engagement are made. The young Princess will make the journey to B-S when she turns 13 in two years time.
    • We are happy to hear that.
  • Kongo: Kongo unites with the Kanem Empire to form the Kankong, aka the Alliance of Badassitude. Kankong declares war on Songhai, and begins invading in whatever direction that is.
    • Cannot possibly happen
  • Sweden continues its grand buildup of the military and its ever-growing Royal Navy. Nya Sverige expands massively once again on both sides of the Bukten Sverige, securing the region as a Scandinavian colony. The garrison is maintained by 1000 soldiers ready to defend the area from the Powhatan indians that reside nearby. Expeditions return from Antillia and Atlantia, having new maps for both regions with which we can plan out further expeditions. Settlers sail around the Bukten Sverige and land at the end of an inlet, deciding that they will settle there. (This is the site of OTL Pennsylvania, specifically Philadelphia). Settlers name the new colony Nye Norge (New Norway) as most are Norwegian. Groups of rich men, known as "Nya Nordbord" (New Scandinavians) ask the King for royal charters to begin proprietary colonies in Antillia. Erik III is uneasy about not controlling what goes on in the Scandinavian New World, so he ignores their pleas and decides to wait until the Royal Colonies can dominate the proprietary ones. To promote settlement in the colonies, Erik III issues headright grants. Anyone who pays their way to the New World will receive 50 acres of land upon arrival. This goes for indentured servants as well. However, their masters will receive their land since the masters paid the passage. The Saami are given the chance of joining the realm, they intially resist Erik's offer, but upon a show of political strength, they agree to vassalization with the condition that they can remain an autonomous area of Finland. Erik agrees completely. With the vassalization of the Saami, King Erik has secured Scandinavia under one Kingdom once again. He pledges this new Kingdom will not go down the route of the ill-fated Kalmar Union. It will instead work for unity and a strong Scandinavia. Although not all of the region is direct Swedish land, the rest is under our influence and will be annexed as soon as we can. From the steps of the Kongelige Palasset Av Skandinavia (Royal Scandinavian Palace) in Stockholm, King Erik III the Unifier proclaims the United Kingdom of Scandinavia. Russia is asked to build upon our already good relations from the Baltic Trading Pact with an alliance with Scandinavia. Celebrations break out in Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki, Copenhagen, even in the Saami lands and "Scandinavia Day" is proclaimed on May 17th 1507.
    • You cannot establish colonies until your year.
  • Korea continues to expand into the Philippines heavily.
  • The Mayan Empire continues expansion, trade and militray upgrades. Proposal to Burgundy: The Zapotec do not deserve their large Kingdom, when they do not exercise their power at all. We have wanted their land for a long time, but had no decisive edge. If we both attack, using our numerous citizens and your advanced technology, we could easily take their land, which would be divided between us. What say you? End Proposal. Kinich Kakmo, being the eldest sibling, is grateful for the Duchess' offer, but because he is the eldest sibling, he must stay to rule. Instead, he will send his younger sister, Inka, the best diplomat of the three. While Inka is gone, her husband, Nacon, will rule in her place.
  • Rajputana opens up many new trade routes and the army grows along with the Rajput population. A secret message is sent to the Indian states of the Caliphate for a joint invasion of the Timurids. Will be out for a few days school trip so just put me in the algorithm if the war pans out. Thanks
  • Genoa: The economy and navy continues growing. The Doge continues succesfully the project to create a Genoan professional army. The German population and influence continues growing in the Republic. 
  • Montferrat: William IX continues working in the infrastructure of the small state. The Swiss and French population in the city goes up thanks to the stability and prosperity that Montferrat is giving to them
  • Asti: William IX, Protector of Asti protests against the Venetians malicious statements about the Italian League. The relations with Montferrat continue tightening. The economy continues growing.
  • Milan: The cultural relations with the German and Swiss states continue tightening thanks to the growing IMG. The army and navy are build up. The relations between the Swiss Confederacy and Milan continue tightening with more friendship and trade, especially in the League of the Ten Jurisdictions (Grisons), Ticcino and Campione, where the Italian majority continues favoring the Milanese economical influence and friendship.
  • Burgundy: The Duchess, despite being shocked at these rebellions, these minor rebellions, as something to be concerned, but the Duchess see into giving provincial power to the people of Holland and Friesland, without them breaking away from the Duchy, and that they can have internal control of the their terrains just under sovereignty of the Duchy, while this Inka, sister of Kinich is welcomed and treated like no other ambassador ever seen before, thanks to this, the news of the Zapotec reach the Duchess who after some time of thinking about it, agrees in aiding the Mayans into defeating the Zapotecs, the fleet is increased and military are increased in the loyal Burgundian terrains, and vassalization of Cleves continues, and more outposts are set in northern Atlantis and the Mayan trading routes begin.
    • Mayan Diplomacy: So you will aid us in this most important and ambitious endeavor?
  • Venice refutes the Milanese claims and explains that the Venetians only sought to rid the Florentines of the corrupt Medici family (Florence overthrew them in 1494 OTL after they attacked Venice). Venice seeks to unite the governments of the two republics - a system of politics unique to the Italian peninsula where anyone can achieve a position of power. Venice also states that Milan was the first nation to act hostile and disrupt Venetian commercial activities and that Naples is blockading Florence right now. In retaliation, the Venetian government observes the closure of the Straits of Gibraltar to all Milanese, Savoyard, Bosnian, Neopolitian and Genoan shipping with the threat of sinking should they seek to breach the Straits. Venice continues the construction of the Venetian and Mantuan cathedrals and they reinvigorate the economy of Venice. Many new colonialists arrive in Nuovo Venexia which expands by 300 sq km southward. Nuovo Treviso also expands 100 sq km up the Bela River (Mississippi).
  • Cyprus: Continues to expand its army and navy. The Prince & Princess continue to debate Portuguese entrance into the HRE. (Sorry if I didn't make it clear before.) Olives and cheese continue to be exported around the Mediterranean. A plan for a road to the colder mountains develops to connect the areas with the capital. More hospitals are built.
  • China expands its military, especially its navy, and continues to explore the Pacific Ocean.
  • Bavaria celebrates King Wilhelm's election to Emperor of The Lands of the Holy Roman Empire, Protector of the One True Faith, and The Benevolent King. Emperor Wilhelm I gives the crown of Bavaria to his brother, Adame,so that he can rule with no objection. King Adame Kribt I issues a 30 days of Honour, in response to Wilhem becoming Emperor. The Festival will be a large and Grand Gala set in the style of Ventian Parties, with masks and revelry everywhere, The King announces that, while he will remain true to his brother's word, He will support a limited intervention in Florence by Venice to establish a secure government. He asks all Italian States to meet either on Andr3w777 talk page or an independent Italian page to air out grievences in hopes of stablising the situation in the Italian Pennensula. The Bank of Bavaria celebrates the grand opening of its largest bank, near the heart of Venezia. The IMG grows after the Venetian proposal to create one solid Imperial Guild encompassing all of Venetian trade as well as the IMG. The Leader of the IMG, Francisco Leora, states that he will give his response in full next year. Thuringia is re-vassalised and is declared, the Sovereign Province of Thuringia.
  • The Imperial Government celebrates the results of the Election and asks the Pope to travel to Karolin to crown the Holy Emperor and to secure the faith of all the Catholics in the HRE. A Gala is held to commerate the first Election of a Bavarian Emperor. Though the celebration remained subdued in light of the troubles brewing in Italia. The Emperor reminds Milan, Genoa and Naples, that they ARE members of the HRE. Memebers of the HRE are not able to fight amongst themselves. The Empire asks the League to back off of Firenze, and asks both parties to seek recompanse with one another. The Emperor states that an inner war IS NOT what is needed with the threat of the Caliphate still looming large. The Emperor asks Burgandy why they want to invade France, and how they propose to do it, as of yet the Emperor will not tie the HRE into any war unless provoked. If you do war with France, it will be on your own. (if I missed anything, let me know, I am the new Emperor and thus am not quite sure how this is done, MP can you give me any advice? Also is the Chancellor elected, or selected? I forgot.)
    • ​I was of the opinion he was appointed. (BTW, I hear Prince Albert of Anhalt is a great candidate ...) Callumthered (talk)
    • Selected. Frederick IV of Brandenburg has been campaigning for Chancellor. He requests that the new Emperor chooses him above Albert of Anhalt.
    • It is elected. Has any of you read the constitution we wrote? Also, I (England) am campaigning for Executor of Justice, which is appointed. Please you both read my post below as Calais.
  • The Great Hashemite Caliphate of All Muslims: The Caliph orders the regional armies to be raised to 200,000 men each. The provinces are asked to build a new fleet for each provinces own personal defense. The Caliph announces that spare land not used in the past year is purchased from the provinces at fair prices and nationalized, and crops begin to gorw on these new lands for the Caliphate Armies and Navy. Soil from the fertile areas of the Caliphate begins to be imported to Mecca, where it begins to be placed for several miles around the Hashemite Capitol, allowing gardens, fruit trees, and crops to be planted while horses are now able to graze more and be much more healthier. 
    • Bavaria send diplomats and merchants in hopes of striking a trade deal with the Caliphate and the assurance that Bavaria will let the Caliphate alone as long as Christians are not harmed.
    • The Caliph accepts on the terms that no Muslims are harmed.
  • Caliphate Province's of Rumelia, Wallachia, and Anatolia: Expansion on the navy and army continues.
  • Saxony: Feiertags are declared in both Saxony and Anhalt to celebrate the election of the new Holy Roman Emperor. A diplomatic representative is sent to Bavaria, and also to Savoy. The Prince of Anhalt continues campaigning for the Imperial Chancellorship. The army upgrades some cannons.
  • Castille recruits more soldiers for his army and plans to organize a fleet to colonize the New World. The King seeks alliances in neighboring Kingdoms.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its military, with most focus on the navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan builds up its economy as agricultural production increases so Deccan can feed the more arid provinces of the Caliphate.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat improves its economy and infrastructure by building new roads. Gujarat seeing the war against the Byzantines is over, launches the invasion of the Timurids. Gujarat leads the Caliphate's Indian armies to attack the Timurids, as part of the multi-provincial efforts to annex the Timurids territory.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman improves its economy and infrastructure. Military aid is sent to help fight the Timurids as Oman launches a small naval invasion of the Timruid land to help supply the Caliphate armies deep in Timurid territory.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd continues expanding inland by 9000 sq km. Nejd's military is amped up as Nejd fights off more Bedouin tribal armies and military aid is sent to help with the invasion of the Timurids.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah expands inland by 7000 sq km and the military is amped up as Shaybah fights off Bedouin tribes and the Shaybahan navy supports the Omani navy in suppressing the Timurid coastline and supplying the Caliphate armies via the sea.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its military, focusing on its navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Candar builds up its economy as Candar's troops return back home as the war against Byzantium is now over.
  • The Caliphate Province of Ramazan builds up its economy as politicians think the provincial budget should fund more than just the military. Ramazan politcans meet with Dulkadir officals to discuss the two provinces joining together.
  • The Caliphate Province of Dulkadir builds up its economy and more politicians in Dulkadir call for Dulkadir and Ramazan Provinces to be joined together. Meetings with Ramazan officials and the Caliphate provincial administrators continues as the merger of the two provinces looks set to go ahead.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu starts to fix the provinces infrastructure to make pan-Caliphate travel easier.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq expands 6000 sq km to the west (stretched out along the border) as Iraq starts using its military to expand quicker. Iraq builds up its military to help facilitate this expansion and sending troops to fight the Timurids.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia builds up its infrastructure to make pan-Caliphate travel easier. More Christians convert to Islam too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia builds up its economy and sends military aid to help in the war against the Timurids.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu builds up its military and joins Gujarat in invading the Timurids as the Caliphate generals see the Timurids being unable to withstand a two front invasion/attack.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit builds up its infrastructure so that pan-Caliphate travel is easier, which is done with the aim of improving the Caliphate's economy by making trade with the Russian states easier.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea builds up its infrastructure so pan-Caliphate travel is easier, which is done with the aim of improving the Caliphate's economy by making trade with the Russian states easier and quicker.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia builds up its military and joins Gujarat & East Qoyunlu by invading the Timurids. Persian troops march into the Timurid territory as Persian provincial governors look to expand their province by annexing Timurid territory into it.
  • Trebizond builds up its military as Trebizond prepares to invade Ak Qoyunlu.
  • Papal States: The Pope, after visiting Karolin to crown the Holy Roman Emperor, begins to feel ill and precautions are taken to ensure the Pope stays healthy. Prayers sweep over Rome and the States for God to cure the Pope who has brought the States back on economic and infrastructural track. However, even in his recovery, the Pope begins to concern himself with the brewing conflict in the Italian states, and fears that the Italian League may be disintegrated before it has time to prosper. The Pope proposes a meeting of Italian representatives to discuss the conflicts in Rome (we could perhaps talk it out on the Italian League page). Trade in the Mediterranean continues, while more and more lower class citizens move to Alfons to work in the name of the Papacy.
  • The King of England congratulates the newly elected Emperor by sending a diplomat to his crowning at Karolin. Another diplomat is sent to Rome to discuss the possibility of English mediation in the Italian conflict. An Italian explorer funded by the English Crown, named Sebastian Cabot, prepares an expedition of twelve civil ships and three military frigates sailing from Jersey to Cap-Vert and from there to the New World, where they arrive at OTL Turks and Caicos, which he calls "Yorkland" after the reigning dynasty. The first colonizers of Yorkland form a council of government composed by a representative of each civil ship, three of each military frigates, and presided over by Cabot. A messenger of Yorkland arrives to London by the end of the year and announces to the King his new domains overseas.
  • Constantine of Calais comes to the celebrations of the election of Emperor Wilhelm. Constantine uses the opportunity to ask the Emperor to appoint his chief jurist, Hendrick von Main, as Executor of Justice in the High Imperial Court. To gain support, the Prince says he shall support Albert of Anhalt's campaign to Chancellory.
  • Constantine of Calais decides to give the Chapter of the Holy Order of the Knights of Saint Petroc the right to vote for a Grand Maester and freely adminsitrate all matter concerning the Monastic City-State of Pessaro, but they shall still be vassals of Calais, vassalship that will be shown in the form of taxes and military support, plus a permanent representative of the Prince of Calais in the Chapter, who will have the power to withhold Princely Assent from laws passed by it. Alessandro di Gradara's squire, Francesco d'Alfons, son of an Italian Catholic knight and a Tunisian Muslim maid, in the Cape of Alfons, is elected Grand Maester. He asks to join the Italian League, and also ask the Emperor to grant the Grand Maester the electorship. 100 knights are sent to Venice in a delegation to find a peaceful arrangement. Stiil, d'Alfons stands that "by authorizing this Venetian occupation of Florence, the Emperor is involuntarily granting Venice the total control over Italy, almost attempting against the independence of Florence and all other states, as Venice is ambitious and threatens to destroy all that stand in its way, even Rome".
    • We agree with you about Florence occupation.
  • René II of Lorraine arrives Karolin for the celebrations, and asks the Emperor the electorship for his Dukedom.
  • The Novgorodian armed forces get an amp up as the navy gets another Bogatyr ship. A group of cartographers is sent on the RFNBFS Ilya Muromets led by explorer Feodor Gorachkin to map the coast of Antilia, called by most in Russia by its nickname: The Shining Continent. Their Job is to map as much of the coast as possible and try to find a connection between Aantillia and Atlantia. The explorer Dimitri Boyasin is the first Russian to circumnavigate Africa, and finished by establishing some trade with Indian nations. To replenish supplies, he founded a trade outpost at the OTL Cape of Good Hope (Kap Nadezhdi). He returns and notes to the Prince that Africa is way too big to navigate in one go, so he founded a trade outpost in the Cape of Hope to replenish supplies and the such. Some trade is made with the natives.
  • Muscovy continues the buildup of the navy and the army, adding several new weapons and ships. At the same time, a new road is bult across Muscovy. Meanwhile, the news of Antilla and Atlantia reach Muscovy, and Plans begin to be made to send a ship there (not happening for another 20 years. But seriously, can you move up Muscovy? I've worked on the navy every year since I got a coastline except for the Caliphate war.)
  • Poland develops the Economy and the infrastructure, building the First Polish Bank (translation) to handle all finances for the government.

1508

The Fulani take more territory on Mali, eventually disconnecting Mali west of the Senegal River from the rest of the country. Wolof takes advantage of the situation, and annexes this part of Mali. Later, Songhai annexes the remains of Mali.

A typhoon devastates Taiwan and damages the Chinese East Coast. Japanese pirates take advantage of the situation and plunder the Chinese and Taiwanese coast raiding coastal villages and small towns and kidnapping women. In response hundreds of thousands of Chinese attempt to leave the coast causing a humanitarian disaster. In overcrowded Nanjing, the plague reignites and rapidly spreads across the city.

  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military. Books, paddle boats and paper mills powered by water wheels continue being made. The military ships continue protecting trade ships and fighting against Japanese Pirates. Meanwhile, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km.
  • The Mayan Empire continues trade with the Incans and the Burgundians. With the Burgundians at their side, the Mayans begin to move north into Zapotec territory. Meanwhile, in Europe, Inka discovers that other nations have already crossed the ocean and have come to 'Antillia', as they call it. She attempts to establish relations with other European nations, especially those with colonies in the New World. Any nations who wish to have relations with the Mayan Empire, please respond below.
    • Portugal asks what kinds of relations would these be.
    • Venice is also interested in the trade opportunities.
    • Any relations with the Mayan Empire will be strictly diplomatic until the Mayan representative to Europe approves trade with that country. Trade relations are very possible and are welcomed.
    • Naples will be happy to establish peaceful relations and trade with the Mayans.
    • The Russian (Novgorodian) mapping expedition, while mapping the clumsily Antillo-Atlantic gulf, and later the Mayan gulf, meet with a Mayan ship, instantly amazing the natives with the Bogatyr Ilya Muromets' size the Russians are asked to be brought to Chichen itza, and the men on the ship go on to trade Russian-made Ruzhenii (muskets), so called the finest firearms in Europe, for unseen amounts of gold by communicating via pictograms with the Mayans (If the Mayans agree to trade gold for firearms, of course).. The Russian expedition, using pictograms to communicate, also asks if they can bring representatives of this new world civilization to Russia.
      • No way you have this ship, not even England, Castilla, or Venice can build that.
      • I traded with China for designs. I can build those ships because I built them with Chinese designs (the original builders) that I got in exchange for firearms. Each ship takes one to two years to build, and the only modifications I did were to add cannon along the hull, which considering the ships can take years of supplies with them, is not too implausible. And Quiari, I checked the history, please don't cross stuff out unless you are a mod, which you clearly are not.
      • The Chinese built these ships 60 years ago, and the projects were forgotten by the Emperors following. So, if you get those designs, first you take more years to suit your ways and your materials, test them and then to sail. I do not think your country is very developed in the naval art. Well, at the end do what you want, everyone else does the same.
      • Which is why they would give the designs to Russia in exchange for something they thought was way more valuable: firearms. The designs and records were only burned OTL in the 1520s, so they would still exist and viable for trade. The last ships were decomissioned 50 years before Russia got the designs, so they would be in ruin, but would still exist (and therefore, travelers and traders could relay the news of them existing to Russia) - and we got designs near the beginning of the Great Holy War and only set our first ship asail near the end, so we had time to experiment. Also, Russia and possibly China are the only ones with the designs, and Russia is not going to give them up. So if you want, you have to go to China and take some time to adapt designs and experiment to plausibly have them set sail in your navy.
    • Brandenburg asks Inka if the Mayan Empire should be interested in the amazing modern technology of the New World in exchange for gold, silver and other wealths of Antillia.
    • The Holy Roman Emperor asks for diplomatic relations, and offers to trade weapons for gold.
  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, another settlement is established on Potengi's reach. Meanwhile, it expands south by 500 sq km, Bahia expands 450 sq km, Ceará expands 450 sq km, and another feitoria is established in an area that the natives call "Gecai, though the Portuguese refer to it as "Cabo Frio". Meanwhile, Urraca gives birth to a boy, who she names Afonso. However, Urraca's eldest son, Dinis, dies, thus making Pedro the new heir to the crown. The economy improves somewhat.
    • Mayan Diplomacy: Inka, the Mayan diplomat, travels to Portugal to request the establishment of diplomatic relations with the sovereign.
    • Portugal accepts.
  • Duke Louis V of Luxembourg sends a request to Emperor Wilhelm asking him to appoint Henry, Count of Ardennes, as the Executor of Justice. Army built up.
  • Brandenburg continues to build up its army and navy. Frederick continues the campaign for the Chancellory. Ludwig Max begins a voyage to travel around the world, including already known places like China, India and Ethiopia.
  • Scotland repairs its fleets and economy that were damaged in the brief conflict with Norway. Scottish control over the Faroe and Shetland isles is reinforced, with the maximum amount of Scots that can settle there doing so (a very small amount). Scotland prospers as trade increases again and a growing middle class begins to appear. King John II continues to fund the reconstruction of Scone, and Edinburgh continues to rise as well. A famous artist named Robert McIain becomes the royal painter.
    • The Holy Roman Empire asks for a diplomatic alliance.
  • The Manchurians continue expanding their infrastructure, with most of the damage caused by the Korean War already repaired. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
  • The Merchant Council of Venice merges with the IMG. Venetian docks and markets are placed in Imperial hands as the Imperial Merchant Fleet sails to its new quarters in Venice and the Venetian merchant fleet of over 100 ships combines with the IMF (they can be recalled by Venice if needed). Doge Barozzi thanks the Emperor in supporting the Venetian restoration of democracy in Florence and wishes that Naples, Savoy and Milan will no longer interfere. The Venetian fleet continues expansion with the arsenals adding another 40 ships to the fleet. Ten are given to the IMF while the remaining 30 are merely on loan to the IMF and can be recalled to the defense of Venice at anytime. Nuovo Venexia expands 300 sq km southward while Nuovo Treviso expands 100 sq km northward up the Bela (Mississippi) River.
    • Mayan Diplomacy: Inka, the Mayan diplomat, travels to Venice to request the establishment of diplomatic relations with the sovereign.
    • Venice would like trade relations but the Venetians view an alliance at the moment unwise as the Mayans seem extremely undeveloped.
  • Kongo: The Kongo Empire develops new irrigation techniques, invests in medical research to combat the malaria threat, and secures its new territory to the west. And supposedly, Songhai took the remains of Mali. Well, I want Mali too. Looks like the Kong-Song war continues.
    • Naples will be happy to establish peaceful relations with the Kingdom of Kongo. Besides contributing to the development of the Kingdom, bringing European developments in exchange traded products.
    • That entire post is practically ASB
  • The United Kingdom of Scandinavia continues military and naval expansion. Nya Sverige is resupplied as always, with the population reaching 4000 throughout the Bukten Sverige region. Tobacco production/profit skyrockets once again due to a huge demand for it in Europe. The area expands 300 sq miles to the north thanks to Erik's headright grants. Thanks to the large profit, the economy surges and promises a strong economy completely out of any depression caused by the civil war long ago. Merchants slowly but surely gain better footing in the Norwegian sea from all of it. A planned expedition is to leave next year, in 1509. Scandinavia Day is celebrated for its first anniversary on May 17th. The Scandinavian outpost in Iceland builds a garrison of the Scandinavian Royal Army with a planned 2,500 troops to be permanently stationed there. Baltic Sea trade flourishes and Russia and Venice are asked to please respond to last year's request. The Port in Rouissilon is named Suecia Aragones or Aragonese Sweden in Spanish. The port will hold 25 brand new ships from the best shipyard in Stockholm, which is becoming renowned for its flourishing shipping industry.
    • What request? I, Venice see none.
    • Russia should agree to alliance, Novgorod does, just we have to discuss in grand council ... but be warned, we see no obligation to support in military ventures where you are the aggressor ... you need to be invaded or attacked in a clear way for us to be compelled to bring military aid. In other cases it is not blind aiding. We need to weigh pros vs cons and discuss in grand council.
    • The HRE would like Sweden to explain its wishes (Andr3w777 page please)
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its military, with most focus on the navy. The Koli navy supports the Omani navy in subduing the Timurid coastline and more Koli troops join the Gujarati-led Indian Caliphate armies.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan builds up its military as Deccan sends more military aid to fight the Timurids.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat improves its military as the war against the Timurids rages on.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman amps up its military as Oman leads efforts to control the Timurid coastline.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd continues expanding inland by 9000 sq km. Nejd looks to improve infrastructure to keep the various parts of the growing province together and giving the same amount of government services to all citizens living in the province.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah expands inland by 7000 sq km and the military is amped up as Shaybah fights off Bedouin tribes and the Shaybah sends more military aid to fight the Timurids.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its economy and military aid is sent to the Timurid frontline too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Candar builds up its economy as Candar tries to make more money for the provincial government.
  • The Caliphate Province of Ramazan builds up its infrastructure as Ramazan comes more attached to Dulkadir as discussions about the two provinces joining together proceed smoothly.
  • The Caliphate Province of Dulkadir builds up its infrastructure as Dulkadir comes more attached to Ramazan as discussions about the two provinces joining together proceed smoothly.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu builds up the military and tests out the newest weapons deployed by the West Qoyunlu military as they fight the Timurids.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq expands 6000 sq km to the west (stretched out along the border) as Iraq improves infrastructure to make things easier.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia builds up its infrastructure to make pan-Caliphate travel easier. More Christians convert to Islam too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia builds up its economy and trades more with the Khanate states via land or the Caspian sea.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu commits more troops to fighting off the Timurids and early efforts begin to integrate the newly conquered territories begins.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit builds up its economy as trade with Russian states increases.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea builds up its infrastructure so pan-Caliphate travel is easier, which is done with the aim of improving the Caliphate's economy by making trade with the Russian states easier and quicker.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia continues its invasion of the Timurids.
  • Trebizond improves its infrastructure to ease troop mobility as Trebizond prepares to invade Ak Qoyunlu.
  • Naples: The first colony is established in the New World, in OTL between Panama and Colombia, and is called New Sicily. A royal decree provides for the opening of private explorations, where the riches will be able to be dealt, but the lands will belong to the Kingdom. The Army is constantly improving their weaponry. King Pedro III abdicates, due to a strange illness that afflicts him and his wife, the queen. He retires to spend his days in a monastery in Palermo. Prince Enrico is crowned King of Naples and Savoy. That same year he marries Catherine of Castille.
    • The Monastic City-State of Pessaro or the Order of the Holy Knights of Saint Petroc asks to join the Italian League.
    • Pessaro is most welcome to the Italian League.
  • Savoy: The fleet continues to improve their ships and working on new models. An expedition reached the mouth of the River Kongo, and seeks to establish diplomatic relations. It sends a huge gift to the court of Castile by the recent marriage of the King. Discussions continue with Aragon, and sends presents to the court. The Knights of the Order of Malta continue to report the events of Granada.
  • Bosnia-Serbia: The Grand Duchess Erika continues to rule. Continues with the construction of border posts as well as improvements in the life of the peasants - and schools for all classes.
  • Castille sent a fleet to establish a colony. The chosen location is a perfectly quiet coast to found the Oro Province, on the coast of Venezuela today. The King is very happy with the marriage of Catherine, but otherwise his daughter Juana is separated from the government due to his madness, and her husband died recently, further exacerbating the situation. The King continues to seek allies, and intends to achieve the crown of Aragon, to unify the Kingdom.
    • Scandinavia approaches Castille with the hopes of good relations. We offer you a trading deal. Scandinavia also wants to know if Castille will honor a previous Aragonese-Scandinavian agreement in which they sold us a port in the north, when they unite with Aragon.
    • We accept trade deal. Castille first will try to get Aragon, and in the future will see this issue.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. The Prince and Princess return to Cyprus without Portugal joining the HRE, but with a potential heir! The Princess is due to give birth early next year. The Cypriot King is extremely joyful when he hears that he will have a grandson. Olives and cheese continue to be exported. Plans for a central market in Nicosia are put forward to the King; he continues to deliberate on them.
  • The Great Hashemite Caliphate of All Muslims: The Caliph orders the regional armies to be raised to 250,000 men each. The provinces are asked to build a new fleet for each province's own personal defense. The Caliph announces that spare land not used in the past year is purchased from the provinces at fair prices and nationalized, and crops continue to grow on these new lands for the Caliphate Armies and Navy. Soil from the fertile areas of the Caliphate continues to be imported to Mecca, where it continues to be placed for several miles around the Hashemite Capitol, allowing gardens, fruit trees and crops to be planted and expanded, while entire herds of horses are now able to graze more and be much healthier.
  • Caliphate Provinces of Rumelia, Wallachia and Anatolia: Expansion of the navy and army continues.
  • Byzantium continues to build ships, and in cautious manner, builds fortifications on the frontiers of the Muslims. The future Empress Matilda married a member of the Kingdom of Naples, but maintains independence.
  • Bavaria declares that the infighting in Italia must stop. Milan is asked to please remain calm as the entirety of the fleet is not in Venice, The Council decided to create a new fleet and keep one based in Milan and Genoa called the Great Western Fleet, and one in Venice called the Great Eastern Fleet. The move was made in an effort to end the fighting amongst the Italian States. The IMG declares that it will not be involved politaclly for either side, but will trade with all unless attacked. The King re-iterates his alliance with Milan, and reminds him that the crown is true to its word and will remain a friend of Milan. Diplomats are sent to the Pope and the Emperor in effort to convene a Conclave to settle the issue with England being the moderator as Bavaria has two allies, on opposite sides of the conflict. Bavaria declares neutrality in the conflict from this year forward unless provoked. Trade begins with the Caliphate after Bavaria agrees to treating Muslim fair and signing a 20 year non-aggression pact.
  • The Emperor hears the dissent in Italia and states that an agreement must be met. The Emperor defends his stance on Florence stating their are Imperial Constables making sure the democratic process is not interfered by Venice. The Emperor does propose a joint city ruling between the Italian League and Venice in part of ending conflict. The Emperor does warn of physical attacks by EITHER side and states that the Empire will deploy a garrison if it must to ensure peace. The Emperor considered Calais proposal and determines that their candidate is acceptable as Executor of Justice. The Emperor decides on Fredrich of Brandenburg to become Imperial Chancellor after serious consideration of the other candidates. The Imperial Merchants Guild leader dies of a heart attack, the Emperor decides it wants, Milan, Genoa, and Venice to send their best candidates to Karolin, where the Emepror will make the final decision.
    • The Emperor calls for the Chancellor to open a discussion on the Italian problems on the Conclave page.All members involved please post civil like on the page Thank You.
    • Hendrick thanks for his appointment as Executor, he won't fail you, Majesty. Another thing, you can't appoint the Chancellor, he's elected by the Reichstag.
    • And the position of Supreme General of the Imperial Armies? Also is elected?
    • No, all positions are appointed but the Chancellory. It's in the Constitution.
    • Ok, thank you.
  • Saxony: The Elector and his uncle are a bit disappointed that Prince Albert did not receive the Chancellorship. Albert, however, thinks it was possible for the best, seeing as he is now sixty-five, and perhaps does not possess the youthful energy needed for the Chancellorship. The Electress gives birth to another son, Hans. The banks in Saxony and Anhalt attract more investment, including some by the Catholic Church in Saxony. The Elector finds this good, and sees it as a sign tht the church will not try to squeeze money out of the poor. Comb Morion helmets are distributed amongst the armies of both Saxony and Anhalt.
    • Post you as Chancellorship in Conclave page.
  • England builds up its military. The King decrees an Autonomy Statute for Yorkland, making Sebastian Cabot its Governor-General. Cabot continues explorations in the zone.
  • Calais begins the constructions for a bigger and more modern port. Von Main travels to Karolin to assume the Executory of Justice. He proposes Venice and the Italian League to bring up the case to the High Imperial Court.
  • Pessaro continues building up its military technology. The Chapter passes a law, with the Princely Assent, granting the Grand Maester the right to add new lands to the Monastic City-State. He asks the Pope for a bit of land in the Cape of Alfons for strategical purposes.
  • Milan promise Venice to stop if the problem is taken to the Court, Ludovico continues boosting the economy, and the relations between Genoa upper class and Milan nobility continues tightening as both continue working together. The italian swiss canton (Ticcino) and Grisons continue falling under Milanese influence, the relations between Swisstzerland y Milan in the economic continue growing, the trade between both countries thrives. A few bands of Swiss mercenaries are integrated to the Milanese army, and the Italian-speakers in Swiss start to grow in numbers and scatter further in the Confederacy. The German and Swiss populations in Milan continue growing and amalgamating with the Milanese people. The Insubric language start a spectacular growth in the rural areas.
  • The Genoan professional army is organized by the Doge and different measures are taken to prevent other froces to arise in the Republic. A law that inhibit private citizens from lead a group of armed men bigger than 25 is passed. But many contributors continue helping the Republic with armed units to join the Genoan Army. A group of brilliant Swiss and Milanese military commanders are bring to help organize the forces and train them. The navy is also organized and trained. A few ships are send to Algeria and Morocco coasts.
  • Asti and Montferrat: William IX is leading a project to modernize the state infrastructure with more churches, roads, houses and more.
  • Papal States: Despite his seeming recovery, Pope Victor IV passes away in Rome. Prayers are sent out all throughout the states for the man that begun the process of bringing the Papacy back on its feet. French-born Robert Guibé is elected Pope in February as Pope Gelasius III. Being keen of Victor's policies, he plans to continue the economic growth that has helped so many citizens. He also plans to help any Romans still remaining in Antalya taken back by the Ottomans, mostly being sent to Alfons. The new Pope is also questionable on giving up land in the Cape, and who it would then belong to. As well, the Pope concerns himself with the growing Italian dispute and hopes that Bavaria's Conclave will end any disputes, and the Pope will personally attend.
  • China works on rebuilding from the typhoon.
  • Novgorod works on its military and builds more roads as part of the infrastructure and economic dev plan. Also attempts to asks Maya for trade agreement and to bring one of them to Russia using pictograms.

1509

The Fulani nation expands north.

  • Ashikaga Shogunate continues to build up their military. Books, paddle boats and paper mills powered by water wheels continue being made. The military ships continue protecting trade ships and fighting against Japanese Pirates. Meanwhile, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 100 km.
  • Portugal continues preparing its military. Meanwhile, an expedition led by Pedro Álvares Cabral, who was sent in some expeditions on the coast of the Terra de Santa Cruz earlier sails farther south, reaching a large indentation (OTL Rio da Prata) that he mistakes for a sea, not traveling farther than along the coast of this "sea". Meanwhile, Urraca gives birth to a daughter, who she calls Isabel. Meanwhile, another outpost is established farther south on the coast. Meanwhile, the settlement in Potengi grows. Meanwhile, it expands by 600 sq km, Cabo Frio expands by 400 sq km, Nhoesembé expands 100 sq km, finding difficulties to expand due to the natives' ferocity. The same difficulties are found in Guanani. Apparently, those natives are called Aimorés. Bahia expands 450 sq km. The settlement on Fernão do Pó expands by 200 sq km. Meanwhile, Duarte of Guimarães gives his Duchy to Manuel, brother of Dinis, Duke of Beja, and the Queen's maternal uncle.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. The Princess has a child! She is baptised Princess Eleftheria I. The King is overjoyed! Olives and cheese continue to be exported to other Mediterranean nations. After much deliberation, the central market is approved, and begins being built.
  • Poland begins the plans for sending a ship to the far North of Antilla, and expresses approval for the Russian treaty with Scandinavia. Meanwhile, the First Polish Bank is transferred all the monetary goods of the government, being government controlled, and begins a survey of the total worth of the government, while the first muskets are sent from Novgorod, and Steam Engines from Muscovy.
  • Muscovy expands upon the steam engines invented a few years ago, by making a contraption that works somewhat like a walker, only it's around two feet high and doesn't actually move, due to design faults. Still, it is expected that a working, larger model might be put into place by 1530 (Steampunk, here we come) The military, meanwhile, is trained with new methods including the use of live fire during training, which increases accidents but makes soldiers a hell of a lot better trained for actual combat. The road through Muscovy continues to be expanded and built.
    • NO STEAM ENGINES UNTIL THE INDUSTRIAL ERA. That is implaugasming by bringing tech forward by centuries!
  • The Manchurians continue expanding their infrastructure, with most of the damage caused by the Korean War already repaired. The Manchurians continue expanding their country northward.
  • His Imperial Majesty, Sultan of Sultans, The Shadow of God on Earth, Shah of Shahs, Caliph of the Muslim World, and Protector of the three cities of Jerusalem, Medina and Mecca; King of Circassia, Anatolia, Rumelia, Dulkadir, Ramazan, Karaman, Candar. Ruler of Baghdad, Cairo, Tunis, Algiers, Constantinople. The Caesar of Wallachia. The Emir of Alodia, Trebizond. Khan of Crimea. Shah of Qoyunlu. Sultan of Oman, Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Hejaz, Tripolitania, Tunisia, Yemen, Hadramut: Caliph Marwan III dies. Mourning continues for months, and Muhammad ibn Marwan is appointed Caliph by the Court. The largest and most beautiful mosque in the world starts being built in the name of the 'unifier of Islam', with an expected completion date in 1550, Gregorian Calendar.
  • Naples: New Sicily expands in the new world, incorporating indigenous tribes, under the banner of the King. They seek other places to form new colonies. Trade expands more and more. It was announced the Queen's pregnancy, and is expected a healthy heir. The Italian League seeks to organize a location where they can conduct meetings on important issues.
  • Savoy: King continues with his construction sites and military improvements. Discussions with the Kingdom of Aragon continue and are seen the first results. It is possible that the Kingdom of Castile comes together to make a decision on the unification of the Iberian Peninsula and dynastic unions (talk page).
    • ​Ok
  • Bosnia-Serbia: The Grand Duchess Erika constructs churches, roads, markets and ports. Siniza will soon reach adulthood.
  • Inca Empire: Continued development of the fleet. In the area of OTL Panama are given the first contacts with foreigners, claiming to come in peace. Around the area of OTL Chile, are made more conquests, and the Maule River channel becomes the natural border of the Empire in the south, while the island of Chiloé becomes a very protected outpost, which is carried by the fleet. The whole island is engaged.
  • Venice offers a counter deal to Milan, Milan can choose if the Florence issue goes through the Imperial High Court or Venice can join the Italian League with the annexation of Florence allowed. Venice tries to remind the other Italian states that the Medicis were highly corrupt and disliked in Florence (OTL) and that had Venice not intervened then a hostile rebellion may have begun (happened OTL in 1494). The Venetian cathedral continues to be built but the Doge's architects recommend huge foundations to prevent sinking. The Doge offers the highly intellegent Venetian merchant, Mario Bernouli as the new head of the IMG. Bernouli managed to turn his father's debts into the third largest sector of the Venetian Merchant Guild. The Arsenal continues ship production with one in every four ships going permanently to the IMF. Nuovo Venexia expands 300 sq km down the coast while Nuovo Treviso expands 100 sq km up the Bela River. Collie, I can return to mapmaking for the 1515 map. My last exam is in a few days still. I will also make the labelled map then.
  • Scandinavia continues expansion of the military and the Royal Navy. King Erik ignores pleas from the Nya Nordbord, refusing to give charters for proprietary colonies just yet. Nya Sverige is resupplied once again and it expands 300 sq miles to the south. Both sides of the Bukten Sverige are thriving with the spike in tobacco demand in Europe. It has become so popular in Europe that Nya Sverige cannot possibly supply it all, a driving factor for southward expansion. Settlers sail around the Bukten Sverige and land at the end of an inlet, deciding that they will settle there. (This is the site of OTL Pennsylvania, specifically Philadelphia). Settlers name the new colony Nye Norge (New Norway) as most are Norwegian. The site of the first settlement is known as Ny Norg Stad (New Norway City) and a port is being built by the settlers. In domestic news, King Erik approves a road plan to unify Scandinavia's roads and improve infrastructure. The port of Helsinki is improved, however Turku is still Finland Province's most important port due to its great connections with Europe. The soldiers from last year arrive in Iceland, ready to take their positions. Erik IV, Prince of Finland, turns five this year. The United Kingdom of Scandinavia celebrates its second anniversary on May 17th. Venice is asked for an alliance to seal our great relations.
  • Kongo: I accept the alliance from Naples, and will offer military aid whenever needed. Meanwhile, I fortify the region of Mali and continue to fight the malaria outbreak. (no AIDS yet ...)
    • You cannot possibly reach Mali, and you cannot possibly send any military aid all the way to Naples.
  • Burgundy: With the increasing in population, the Duchess orders that all of the small Outpost become cities and thus colonies of the Duchy (New Antwerp in Cartagena, New Venice in Maracaibo, and small colonies in western Hispaniola and Cuba, and Puerto Rico) and that the aiding on the Mayan campaign on the Zapotec city states, and the building of the fleet continues increasing, as well as vassalization of Cleves with their occupation for the last four years. while this the Duchess' stepson, continues growing and learns several customs from his Italian forefathers and the Burgundian culture as well as Latin, Italian, French and German near his 13th birthday.
  • The Mayan Empire continues expansion north into Zapotec territory with its ally Burgundy. A request is sent out to the European nations- The Mayans wish to buy 100 firearms each from Portugal, Naples, Russia, Brandenburg, and the Holy Roman Empire. The payment will be made in gold. The Mayans are also offering gold to any European nation that is willing to send craftsmen and scholars to teach the Mayans. (I will not be here tomorrow, I will respond in 1511)
    • Since Brandenburg is part of the HRE, Brandenburg and the HRE each offer 50 firearms, for a total of 100.
  • Tibet: The elections finish, but fail to produce a conclusive result due to low turnout and errors, so the current government remains. The border between Wacheng and Hindustan is strongly fortified, while trade routes are opened across the Bengali border and ships continue to be transported to the port enclave. Ava is pulled out of disarray and becomes a vassal of Tibet, with trade routes being opened to and through the Shan Sultanate, which also continues to fund Lanna. Xeu Gyatsen, the Second Dalai Lama, now thirty-five, again travels into the Shan region to inspire Buddhists and help improve monastries and temples. Both Kashmir and Nepal improve their armies, while Bhutan opens new trade routes into the Shan Sultanate and through Bengal to Wacheng. Tibet, itself, gives financial assistance to the Ming Dynasty again.
  • Saxony: The Elector and his uncle realise the mistake they made, and continue to campaign tirelessly for Prince Albert of Anhalt to be elected as Imperial Chancellor. Princess Mathilda is sent with a large bodyguard, some heralds and her personal servants, to Bosnia-Serbia to marry the young Prince there. The Elector is sad to see his eldest daughter leave him, but he knows it will be good for her and for the Electorate. The Electress gives birth to another child, Princess Anna Louise. The banks continue to draw investment, and most of the armies are now equipped with Morion helmets.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its military, with most focus on the navy. The Koli navy supports the Omani navy in subduing the Dimurat coastline and more Koli troops join the Gujarati-led Indian Caliphate armies too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan builds up its infrastructure as Deccan tries to speed up travel times across the province to allow better mobilization of troops and to get the harvests to ports quicker.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat improves its military as the war against the Dimurats rages on.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman amps up its military as Oman leads efforts to control the Dimurat coastline.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd continues expanding inland by 9000 sq km. Nejd continues to improve its infrastructure to establish better communications across the province.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah expands inland by 7000 sq km and the military is amped up as Shaybah fights off Bedouin tribes and the Shaybah sends more naval ships to help Oman control the Dimurat coastline.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its economy and military aid is sent to the Dimurat frontline too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Candar builds up its economy as Candar tries to make more money for the provincial government. Some Candar politcans call for the province to be expanded by changing the provincial borders with Anatolia to give Candar more territory.
  • The Caliphate Province of Ramazan builds up its infrastructure as Ramazan comes more attached to Dulkadir as discussions about the two provinces joining together proceed smoothly.
  • The Caliphate Province of Dulkadir builds up its infrastructure as Dulkadir comes more attached to Ramazan as discussions about the two provinces joining together proceed smoothly.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu builds up the economy, as Qoyunlu scientists look to keep the Caliphate inventions ahead of the world.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq expands 6000 sq km to the west (stretched out along the border) as Iraq improves infrastructure to make establishing control over the new territories easier.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia builds up its infrastructure to make pan-Caliphate travel easier. More Christians convert to Islam too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia builds up its economy and trades more with the Khanate states via land or the Caspian sea.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu commits more troops to fighting off the Dimurats and early efforts begin to integrate the newly conquered territories begins as the province's infrastructure is improved.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit builds up its economy as trade with Russian states increases.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea's economy improves as trade with the Russian states increases.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia continues its invasion of the Dimurats and early efforts begin to integrate the newly conquered territories begins as the province's infrastructure is improved.
  • Trebizond builds up the military in preparation of the invasion of Ak Qoyunlu.
  • Brandenburg continues to expand its army and navy. Several peasants leave on Ludwig Max's expedition to be left at Neu Berlin. Frederick continues to campaign for the Chancellor.
  • Milan: The economy improves, and the relations between Genoa upper class and Milan nobility continues tightening as both continue working together. The Italian Swiss canton (Ticcino) and Grisons continue falling under Milanese influence, the relations between Switzerland and Milan in the economy continue growing, the trade between both countries thrives. The bands of Swiss mercenaries are integrated to the Milanese army, and the Swiss Italian-speakers continue growing in numbers. The German and Swiss populations in Milan continue growing and amalgamating with the Milanese people. The Insubric language starts a spectacular growth in the rural areas. My offer to Venice: Piombino goes to Genoa, Florence will remain as a Venetian vassal and Venice (plus all his vassals) will join the Italian League.
  • The Genoan professional army is modernized and armed. The group of Swiss and Milanese military commanders help organize the forces and train them. The navy is also organized and trained. A few ships are sent to Algeria and Morocco coasts.
  • Asti and Montferrat: William IX is leading a project to modernize the state infrastructure with more churches, roads, houses and more.
  • Castilla wide borders of its colony Oro Province, and looking for ways to join the Kingdom of Aragon and unify the Iberian peninsula, hopes to enlist the help of Naples, which has been in talks with Aragon for many years. Trade with Scandinavia is open and also with Naples and Savoy.
  • Novgorodians build up naval supplies, and the cartographers trade their 20 wheel lock muskets right away and send one ship of their fleet to Russia and continue their mapping. The Novgorodian Grand Prince, Alexander Boyasin, orders 70 wheel lock muskets and 30 wheel lock arquebuses to be made and shipped to the Mayans, as their gold is plentiful. He also orders men to go teach the people to use and reload firearms. After their completion, the Grand Prince sends a fleet of five barque ships filled with powder and the firearms, along with some soldiers, and scholars to learn the language of the Maya to act as interpreters. The Russian Orthodox Church, hearing of these lands, decides to ask to send some missionaries to the lands beyond the sea to try to convert them peacefully, as it seems that those civilizations are very well armed now with Russian and European firearms. The goods arrive at the Mayan-Antillio-Atlantic Gulf later this year.
  • Papal States: The Pope continues the legacy of Victor's economic recovery, and estimates that most of the Caliphate's war debt should be paid off in the next decade. Meanwhile, more and more Romans move to Cape Alfons to build churches and improve the agriculture in the area. The Cape sees an influx of Tunisians to seek a better life in the light of Christ. Many wealthy newly-converted Tunisians visit Rome, with many seeking protection for their apostasy. The Pope, seeking better trade in the Mediterranean and possibly elsewhere, aims to improve the Papal Navy by purchasing ship plans from other nations. The Pope plans to send a few vessels to major cities in Morocco to spread Christianity without armed conflict.

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