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1570

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The city of Makassar declares independence from the Sultanate of Boni, taking the southern part of Boni as well as the city of Makassar. Meanwhile, Pasai's government collapses and a new kingdom, Aceh, forms on the western part of the former territory of Pasai, while the remnants of Pasai manage to stabilize on the eastern part of the island with help from the rest of the Sumatran Triple Alliance.

Three city-states, Maynila, Maysapan and Tondo, form around the Pasig River, in the OTL Philippines.

  • Portugal's economy improves. Meanwhile in Antília, Santo Amaro expands 800 sq km north, while São Tomé expands 200 sq km along its borders. Meanwhile in Brasil, Bahi expands 650 sq km to the north, while São Vicente expands 850 sq km, and Rio Grande expands 400 sq km north. In Rio da Prata, Transplatina expands 750 sq km along the Paraná and 750 south long the coast. Meanwhile, with the death of João de Melo, Archbishop of Évora, Pedro, younger brother of King Afonso, is ordained Archbishop of Évora.
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Hidefumi continues planning again. Meanwhile, the Kuroda clan merges into the Satomi clan out of fear of the Rokkaku and Mononobe clans. Meanwhile, the Rokkaku and Mononobe clans begin to plan their next invasion, this time of the Fujiwara clan. Elsewhere, the Honda clan continues war against the Akechi and Imagawa clans, and soon the Tsugaru clan comes in to help the Honda clan. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 400 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 400 km.
  • Brandenburg continues all war efforts. Neu Berlin expands 2800 sq km. (The full expansion cannot happen because of resources.) The fleet in Mataram begins to build some new boats and such. They decide that to help Mataram, they will invade the neighboring island of Sasak next year. (Will I need an algorithm for that?)
  • The Imperial Government continues to push the war effort on all fronts. We decide that we shall soon let Bavaria be, but only to invade again later. The government becomes overly freaked out to find out from Bohemia that the Mahdi is on our borders. We decide that we will garrison troops in border states like Brandenburg, Saxony and Bohemia. Several troops serving the Imperial Government are sent to Courland and Danzig as they are surrounded by the Caliphate's insane conquest of Russia.
    • King Wilhelm demands that his locales in Iberia be protected in some small way, as they fear proximity to the Caliphate as well.
    • The Imperial Government denies this request at present time, as border states are more important right now.
  • In Luxembourg, we continue to fight Kappelism on our borders. We send some troops into Burgundy to loop around the other side of Palatinate and to attack from there. (I have a question. How come the colonies of other nations, say, Portugal, expand by a total of 4400 sq km? Is there something behind this?)
    • Not exactly. I can expand 4400 sq km due to the fact that I can expand 4000 sq km, since there's been over 100 years since my first colony's founding (Cabo Verde - 1461), coupled with my bonuses on Antília and Brasil (200 sq km as a bonus if the colony is over 50 years old.)
    • In the map my expansion is not shown and my colonies in Argentina and Carolinas are not shown. Could someone add them because it's been two maps not showing the expansion nor the colonies Sine dei gloriem (talk) 01:59, January 3, 2013 (UTC)
    • Sine, Collie already told you that the Carolinas are taken and that you cannot have a new colony. End of story.
    • Sorry, I mean the black coastline in North America and I should be able to have the two colonies because my last colonies before them were both made in 1510 exactly 50 years before making the two new ones, so they should be added Sine dei gloriem (talk) 02:29, January 3, 2013 (UTC)}
    • I also want to claim my 7500 for Neu Antwerp and Brazilea and the Genoan colonies, and if no one changes them in the rules it says that I can if the only changes on the map are referent to my nation. Seriously, I have been expanding at a similar rate than Portugal and my colonies haven't expanded a bit, "Anyone may edit the map on behalf of their own country. " Seriously, ten years of 750 to my major colonies and no change to them Sine dei gloriem (talk) 03:05, January 3, 2013 (UTC)
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria and New Harbin colonies by 500 sq km each.
  • Scotland continues to improve their military might by improving the army. King Charles II stays out of the wars in Europe, fearing that they could cost Scotland too much as the Scots have not improved their economy or military in quite some time.
  • Apache: The Apache people continue to move forward in and begin to expand more but only six miles northward this time. Does the small blue dot on the map represent the Apache?
    • The one in central North America does, I believe.
    • That small one below the Sioux and near Texas.
  • Mahdi Muhammad's armies, after capturing Moscow and Novogrod last year, march from Novogrod to Warsaw, and along the way the Mahdi claims to have met with God as he took the form of a burning bush in a forest the Mahdi was relieving himself in. The Caliphate's control over Russia is solidified and the Mahdi builds up his grand army as it recovers in Warsaw. During his time in Warsaw this year, the Mahdi writes a religious text containing the conversation he had with God in the forest and he uses the book to prove that he is the real Mahdi and pointing out many signs which have so far occurred that the end of days is fast approaching, announcing in the book it'll be in 1575 as the ninth year of his reign as Mahdi ends. The book is called the "Final Qu'ran of the Mahdi" and is distributed across the Caliphate advocating many thousands of forced conversion to Islam, destruction of non-Islamic temples and churches, and causing a widespread embrace of so-called "Mahdi Islam" across the Caliphate and Muslim world. Otherwise the Mahdi builds up his armies, redraws the Caliphate's provincial borders to take the new territories into account and he also sends out several demands urging all provinces to expand the Caliphate. He puts particular urgency in the demand to conquer India, Balkans, Mediterranean, Italy and Spain.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman amps up its economy sending many troops to Europe to help in the war. The colony of Comchellak expands 500 sq km into Madagascar. Oman's economy continues to grow, but the people complain even more about the lack of Barakah. The Mahdi Caliph belief picks up real storm as almost the entire province believes he has been sent from God due to his seemingly impossible victories. As Mahdi Islam becomes the official religion of the Caliphate and its huge growth in popularity in Oman, the merchants of Oman begin spreading the new Islamic sect across the Indian Ocean to Indonesia and Africa.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd builds up its economy sending lots of aid to the armies in Europe. More rumours of beasts attacking people in the desert circulate as people believing the Caliph really is the true Mahdi due to his recent conquest of Russia, they all truly believe that the Dabbat al-ard are the culprits of the desert attacks. People begin to prepare for the seemingly fast approaching Day of Judgment/Yawm ad-Din.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah builds up its military as the Shaybahan navy leads new efforts for the Mahdi to rule the Indian Ocean. Belief in the prophecies of the Day of Judgment and the Mahdi grow rapidly in Shaybah especially as Shaybahan sailors return from long journeys claiming to hear strange noises from the sky.
  • The Caliphate Province of Afghanistan builds up its economy to help fuel the Mahdi's war effort. Like the previous year, this year's harvest is quite poor regardless of the abundant rain. This causes belief in the so called "Mahdi Islam" to rise as people begin to think that the world will end in 1575.
  • The Caliphate Province of Balochistan builds up its economy to help fuel the Mahdi's war effort. Like the previous year, this year's harvest is quite poor regardless of the abundant rain. This causes belief in so called "Mahdi Islam" to rise as people begin to think that the world will end in 1575. The provincial government believe so strongly that the end of the world is neigh that they ban silk clothing, respecting the elderly becomes a legal duty, as does ensuring one's children are not illegitimate. Many other laws are passed as Imams all other Balochistan preach the end of the world being neigh.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its economy to help fuel the Mahdi's war effort and Koli's religious leaders spread "Mahdi Islam" across the province and the Mahdi becomes a revered figure.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat builds up its military to help fuel the Mahdi's war effort. They look northwards to infidel Rajaputana and as the planed invasion of the heathen state becomes almost necessary as the Caliphate is engulfed by "Mahdi Islam" and the need to convert infidels and prepare for the Day of Judgment start to become almost compulsory duties for Caliphate citizens as propaganda and religious teachings usher in a new Islamic age.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan builds up its military to help fuel the Mahdi's war effort. Troops are placed along the Bengali border as more orders come to Deccan from the Mahdi to conquer all of India and spread Mahdi Islam.
  • The United Kingdoms of Bavaria and Thuringia begin the slow process of rebuilding the war torn regions all over the Kingdom. Fear mounts as the Caliphate armies march closer to Europe. A non-aggression pact is offered to Venice along with a message "We have no more quarrel with the Empire, if the Empire leaves us be, we will gladly be a strong ally against the infedel, plus you'll have access to the largest banking establishment in the world, The Bavarian Bankgruppe." The IMG begins to trade across the Med. The Chancellor meets with the .Pope, requesting that he blesses Bavaria, and aids in keeping the heretic Muslims and Kappelists at bay. A formal offer of alliance is sent to the Holy See as a gesture of good will. The Chancellor declares "The Nations have fought bravely, we have lost much, and many have died, including our beloved King, God Rest His Soul. It is for this reason, the Great Patriotic War, intends to be the last that Bavaria shall openly attest. We will remain neutral thence forth, let it be known, that all nations of Europe will be fairly represented in our commerce. We shall not judge any nation. Let it be known also, that we will fight to defend our lands." The Reichstag votes 400-30 to place Chancellor Hienmann as King Rudolph Strassburg I.
  • Cyprus expands Nea Lefkosia by 400 sq km, Nea Larnaka by 400 sq km and Nea Lemesos by 200 sq km.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and navy; infrastructure and the economy is improved upon. The Russian Tsar and his family are evacuated to Stockholm due to extremely close ties between our two nations. Nothing is known about the other princes from the Russian Federation. Nye Norge expands 3000 sq km. Border fortifications are built along the new Finnish-Caliphate border.
  • Venice expands its economy. The Straits of Gibraltar remain closed to Caliphate and expatriate ships.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia builds up its economy to help fund the war.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit works on its military to help the war effort.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea builds up its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu works on its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu builds its economy to come back from the war.
  • The Caliphate Province of Cilicia works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq works on building up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Trebizond works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Dimurats work on their military to support the Caliph.
  • The Caliphate Province of Mangyastau work on their military to support the Caliph.
  • The Caliphate Province of Aqmola work on their military to support the Caliph.
  • The Caliphate Province of Bukhara work on their military to support the Caliph.
  • The Caliphate Province of Turkistan works on its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Xwarezm works on its military.
  • Burgundy: The military begins development as well as economic aspects of the kingdom, colonies expand Neu Antwerp 750 sq km, Venezuela 500 sq km, Antilia expands 750 sq km, Argentium 500 sq km, Brasilea 750 sq km, Nouvelle Dijon expands 250 sq km and Nouveau Charlesopolis 250 sq km, the Anarcadier expands 250 sq km. Anna and Charles are continuing their search for a royal marriage.
  • China expands its military.
  • The Mayan Empire absorbs the last unclaimed land in the isthmus. Focus is again shifted north, and expansion continues into unoccupied land. The Navy is upgraded, and an expedition is sent to map the islands of the Mayan Gulf. Xaman expands south by 1000 km.
  • In Muscovy, several members of the pre-Caliphal establishment sneak back into Muscovy, where they start gathering up allies to overthrow the Caliphal oppressors. This includes attacking minor Caliphal patrols. However, worryingly, it is noted that, though most portions of Muscovy are still loyal to the Royal family, some of the more recently conquered peoples intend to break free upon the declaration of independence. Until then, though, they might work together.
  • In Poland, the Royal Family has fled to both Aukso Zeme, as well as Scandinavia. They also engage in pinprick attacks upon the Caliphal oppressors.
  • Rajputana expands the military and improves border forts expecting the Caliphate onslaught due to the rise of Mahdi Islam. Throughout India there is a major backlash against Muslims due to the rapid rise of xenophobia among the Mahdi Muslims and the large, disenfranchised, and scared non-Muslim population.
  • Papal States: The Pope continues his efforts in the war, and announces that the war shall end next year to avoid further loss of life. The Pope continues to congratulate the Catholic nations in their win against the heretics, and begins sending priests into Milan to convert the inhabitants. The people express their wish to take Corsica, to have a greater time controlling any anti-Catholic actions, as well as provide better trade routes with the States to Provence. Infrastructure is improved in the States as a result of the war, and many statues are built near grave sites of those who perished for God's word to prevail. The Papal colonies continue to grow, and considering the success in the New World, the Pope begins to consider colonial expeditions to India in order to improve trade.
  • The Caliphate Province of Candar builds up its military as Candar ships supply the Caliphate war efforts via Black Sea trade routes. Mahdi Islam becomes very popular in the province.
  • The Caliphate Province of Rumelia builds up its military as it recovers from fighting the Byzantines. It launches the invasion of Serbia this year.
  • The Caliphate Province of Anatolia builds up its military as it recovers from fighting the Byzantines. Mahdi Islam becomes very popular in the province.
  • The Caliphate Province of Wallachia builds up its military as it begins the invasion of Transylvania.
  • The Caliphate province of Al Yunaan is formed from the former Byzantine empire as it is annexed into the Caliphate. It builds up its military to help support the Caliphate's wars and keeping unrest to a minimum in the province.

1571

A massive earthquake strikes the southern Caspian sea. Many Caliphate towns in the vicinity are destroyed.

  • Portugal improves its infrastructure on its southern part. Meanwhile in Brasil, Pará expands 650 sq km along the Maranhão, and Bahia expands 500 sq km north. São Vicente expands 750 sq km along the Tietê. Meanwhile in Antília, São Tomé expands 350 sq km along th coast, and 150 north. Santo Amaro expands 550 sq km north, and Santa Inês expands 150 west, finally connecting itself with São Tomé. Meanwhile in Rio da Prata, Transplatina expands 1300 sq km along the Paraná. Meanwhile, the Vila do Rosário grows in population, and acquires strategic importance on the expansion on the capitania. Meanwhile, two settlements are founded, one being near Sacramento, but on the western side of the river, and as such, part of Transplatina, being called São José do Aguariguaçu, Aguariguaçu being a nearby tributary of the Uruguai river, and other being founded between Rosário and Santa Maria, being called São Guilherme. (OTL Gualeguay) Meanwhile, another volcanic eruption happens on São Miguel, Açores.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria and New Harbin colonies by 500 sq km each.
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Hidefumi continues planning again. Meanwhile, the Rokkaku and Mononobe clans continue planning and preparing. Elsewhere, the Honda and Tsugaru clans continue war against the Akechi and Imagawa clans. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 400 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 400 km.
  • More of the Apachean tribes became settled about 47% of all the Apache people are farmers or settled people and some of the villages have grown into large towns. Because of this the Elder Council begins to build permanent roads that connect all the settlements and trade is booming.
  • The Caliphate Province of Candar builds up its military as Candar ships supply the Caliphate war efforts via Black Sea trade routes. Mahdi Islam becomes very popular in the province.
  • The Caliphate Province of Rumelia builds up its military as it invades Serbia. Mahdi Islam becomes popular in the province too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Anatolia builds up its military as it supports the war efforts and to spread Mahdi Islam to the non-believers forcibly.
  • The Caliphate Province of Wallachia builds up its military as it invades Transylvania. Mahdi Islam becomes popular in the province too.
  • The Caliphate province of Al Yunaan builds up its military as it puts down several revolts. The former Byzantine rulers and loyalists are all killed this year in an effort to stop dissent. Their properties are redistributed to new Mahdi Islam converts as the Caliphate steps up efforts to convert the province to Islam.
  • Cyprus expands Nea Lefkosia by 400 sq km, Nea Larnaka by 400 sq km and Nea Lemesos by 200 sq km.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman amps up its economy sending many troops to Europe to help in the war. The colony of Comchellak expands 500 sq km into Madagascar. Mahdi Islam grows in popularity as it is used as a source of Barakah.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd builds up its economy sending lots of aid to the armies in Europe. Mahdi Islam grows in popularity and troops are sent to try find and kill some of the Dabbat al-ard in the desert.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah builds up its military as the Shaybahan navy leads new efforts for the Mahdi to rule the Indian Ocean. Mahdi Islam grows in popularity.
  • The Caliphate Province of Afghanistan builds up its economy to help fuel the Mahdi's war effort. Like the previous year, this year's harvest is quite poor regardless of the abundant rain thus increasing the belief of Mahdi Islam.
  • The Caliphate Province of Balochistan builds up its economy to help fuel the Mahdi's war effort. Like the previous year, this year's harvest is quite poor regardless of the abundant rain. Mahdi Islam becomes even more popular.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its military as Mahdi Islam becomes even more popular and Koli prepares for the Day of Judgment.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat builds up its military to help fuel the Mahdi's war effort. They look northwards to infidel Rajaputana and as the planed invasion of the heathen state becomes almost necessary as the Caliphate is engulfed by "Mahdi Islam" and the need to convert infidels and prepare for the Day of Judgment start to become almost compulsory duties for Caliphate citizens as propaganda and religious teachings usher in a new Islamic age.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan builds up its military to help fuel the Mahdi's war effort. Troops are placed along the Bengali border as more orders come to Deccan from the Mahdi to conquer all of India and spread Mahdi Islam.
  • France: The forces against the Kappelist states continue in warfare, the King has confirmed to send 50,000 more French recruits to assist the Catholics. The weapons industry is booming, with further research in gunpowder continuing.
  • Brandenburg continues to fight wars. The war on Kappelism is over and we begin to enter and claim our gained lands. We also inform the Pope that the False Messiah of Islam may stage an invasion of the Roman Empire, so we ask if he would support. Neu Berlin expands 3000 sq km. This year Mataram invades the island named last year. (I'll add the name later.) They win, the powerful foreign forces helping them to easily defeat the primitive natives of the small island. We also send a set of very small ships to Neu Berlin to re-establish communication and to find out the latest on the colony. Otto von whatever the house was is promoted of Governor-General of Neu Berlin and associated territories.
  • Luxembourg continues to fight small guerrilla wars, but Louis XI pulls out officially.
  • The Imperial Government also declares that the victory over Kappelism is complete after war. We decide that we must now focus on the unholy, unexpected, unfriendly threat on our only eastern border: THE CALIPHATE. (Realize that we would not say Mahdiate as the Mahdi is the Christian Messiah, and we believe he is false.)
  • Scandinavia builds up its military and economy. Infrastructure is built up, connecting provincial capitals with the rest of the country. Nya Danmark expands by 2100 sq km. King Alfonse remains in Scandinavia, with his uncle Garcia remaining in Portugal as regent. Novorissiya and Kanada (Novgorodian colonies) remain untouched by the Caliphate and temporarily are administered by neighboring Nya Danmark in agreement with the Russian government-in-exile located in Stockholm. They, however, cannot expand until Russia regains control of them as soon as the Russians gain independence. Britta Klingenberg works with other famous Scandinavian artists (most notably Bjorn Nyborg) to collaborate on a large painting.
    • Sorry for having to edit your post, but to clarifiy, there are two Garcias currently. The second son of Afonso X, who is 14, and not old enough to be a regent, and Garcia, 53, Duke of Coimbra, and regent for the most part of Pedro II's reign.
  • Venice builds up its military. The Straits of Gibraltar remain closed to Caliphate and expatriate ships.
  • The Caliphal Province of Syria's Hashemites continue hiding in a mostly Syriac and Khoi-san town in the inner edge of the River of Hashem colony, where their first male son, Ibrahim, is born. (out of character note: this Ibrahim will be Christian because of his upbringing, and will eventually be King, so say religious struggles after Mahdi). The Regent, meanwhile, declares war against Cyprus. Mahdi Islam takes a small heterodoxy in the province with less pressure being put on minorities for conversion, as the religious leaders state "if they do not wish to be converted, let them rot"
  • The Caliphal Province of Palestine sends almost all of its troops to Wahe Bari, from where the Khedive declares war on the Zulu kingdom. Palestine adopts Mahdi Islam of the Syriac version.
  • The Caliphal Province of Egypt's leaders adopt Mahdi Islam of the Syriac version as they aid the Syrian Regent in Cyprus and plan to invade Venetian Crete.
  • The Caliphal Province of Tunis declares war against the Papal State, at last getting around to declare lost territory on Cape Alfons.
  • The Caliphal Province of Tripoli helps fund the Tunisian war machine.
  • The Caliphal Province of Morocco improves its army, preparing war against Granada.
  • The Caliphal Province of Nubia finishes the annexation of Funj into the Caliphate. Plans begin to annex Darfur.
  • The Caliphal Province of Ethiopia finishes annexing Adal. Mahdi Islam of the Syriac kind spreads.
  • Note: I'm not sure whether this is viable so Von, if you have any other plans that go against what I'm writing please cross it out
  • Papal States: The Pope officially declares the war over, and blesses all those involved in ending the threat of the Kappelic heresy. Papal forces begin entering Corsica and Genoa, and priests also enter various countries to convert the majority of the peoples. Meanwhile, the Pope becomes concerned about the False Messiah of Islam, the "Heresy to the South-East," and becomes greatly concerned as he hears word of an Islamic raid on the Cape of Alfons. While he is discouraged, he does declare war on the Caliphate, and sends his troops to attack. While he does not wish to perceive it as such, the Pope addresses the people of Europe that another Holy War may be upon us. Colonial expansion is slowed this year greatly.
  • The Swahili continue their conquests with 1300 km gained in recent victories. They continue to build and expand their navy as well.
  • Seeing the Millions of troops on the horizons, Grand Prince Nicolas decides to use scorched earth tactics and minimize fighting to protect his people, leaving a brave 10 000 to defend against hordes on the Siberian borders as the rest retreat to fulfill his plan Nicolas I disassembles the druzhinas of Novgorod and hides the weapons around the city. All but 5000 unwilling inhabitants of the metropolis of Novgorod are evacuated into Viborg and into other parts of the nation. The Muslims charge in to find only a limited force and an empty city with barren land. The Retreating armies burnt all the crops, killing some troops via starvation and bad logistics. The City of Archangelsk, however, remains a significant stronghold to this day due to its large military and naval presence, and the unwillingness of most Central Asians and desert-dwellers to go to very cold places such as the White Sea. The Contingent troops fight to the last man, killing many with their superior technology. But alas, technology only gets you so far, and eventually you run out of ammo, even if it is standard caliber. They may have killed nearly 100 troops per one death, but eventually, even the best get overwhelmed. Due to most of the military in Novgorod consisting of Trained citizens in an organized militia (because of the passed law on the druzhina), most men know how to fight a war and follow orders. The Navy is ordered to retreat to the colonies and await further instructions, growing the settlement of Kanada and Novorossiya by 1000 sq km each. Many of the professional forces of Russia retreat with the Muscovian and Novgorodian governments to Denmark and Sweden/Finland. Many people evacuate with the navy to the colonies, led by the Grand Prince himself. The Spetsnaz conduct sabotage and guerrilla warfare all the time, attacking supply lines of the Muslims and commanding partisan regiments. The Russian weapons are hidden in vaults all across Novgorod's vast empire, and the weapon smiths continue to be loyal to the governments in exile, producing many weapons so that they can rise again. Citizens are ordered to not give any food to the invaders, and to burn everything if they leave. The Spetsnaz manage to free the patriarch of Moscow from custody and bring him to the court-in-exile. All in all, many deaths are averted as they plan a counterattack and many families get secret messages in the night telling them to train for the upcoming counterattack when the Grand Prince calls upon the Druzhinas. Novgorod is set aflame by the Muslim occupants, similar to what happened to Napoleon in Moscow, more men dying due to unpreparedness to the cold. (I hope that this is not against the rules, but this is just a plausible scenario in occupied Russia. I just wanted to present a semi-plausible scenario for Novgorod's capture). Later, during several attacks in Novgorod proper, the Caliphal governor is killed by an elite Russian Spetsnaz assassin using their new gravity blades. and a pistol in the head. He was captured but luckily, his friends were able to black powder him and many others out of prison. His actions were all sanctioned by the Patriarch of Russia and he is viewed as a hero by many.
  • Well, Novogrod's navy would have been captured.
  • How? you did not send ships, and if you did, you would have to have passed through the narrow cat's neck between Denmark and Sweden, a place Russian Bogatyrs are more than capable of defending, and also, it makes sense to retreat the navy to a safer position for a later full-on assault on the Caliphate. I think I have set up a quite good comeback system without really the need to admit any real defeat (with Archangelsk and the north being a free stronghold)
  • You didn't post the years you were being conquered. The navies aren't just going to wait in the sea for a response from the government, though
  • And they also aren't going to wait around and get captured. Admirals and captains would seize command and either start the bombardment of the shore or retreat to someplace safe and await orders. The orders have been stated above. This is one of the most if not the most advanced navy in the known world (i.e. Bogatyrs).
  • Rajputana expands the military and many people convert to Sikhism. A large number of people near the border lands begin to arm themselves and are trained by the army to fight an intense guerrilla campaign against the Muslims if the invasion does come. Unrest against Muslims comes to ahead throughout India.
  • Burgundy: The Kingdom continues its fighting against Kappelist. Colonies expand Neu Antwerp 750 sq km, Venezuela 500 sq km, Antilia expands 750 sq km, Argentium 500 sq km, Brasilea 750 sq km, Nouvelle Dijon expands 250 sq km and Nouveau Charlesopolis 250 sq km, the Anarcadier expands 250 sq km. Anna and Charles are continuing their search for a royal marriage, military is expanded, and so is the economy and infrastructure to head throughout India.
  • The Mayan Empire continues expanding north. Some small European colonies are encountered, and expansion continues around them. The Navy is upgraded in another attempt to bring it up to European standards. Xaman expands 1000 km south.
  • Many rogue band of Muslims, which Mahdi does nothing to stop, go around massacring whole towns of Christians, moving from town to town to kill the infidels. These groups grow exponentially, and former Russian territories have become known as the 'Red Rose'. Many such groups come from Perso-Turkish areas, a large minority being homeless victims of the earthquake.
    • One problem there, the nature of the Russian (at least Novgorodian) military requires every family to have at least one ready man to serve in the druzhina (more organized version of militia) at any time. So you would have a bit more trouble killing us, especially with all the Spetsnaz and partisan warfare and whatnot.
    • Not to mention, in Muscovy, the government in exile has aligned with the Red Hand, so these 'Red Rose' attacks are being paid back. And the above applies to all Russia.
    • It would also be that the nature of these people is convert or kill. They don't care about their own lives. They are religious fanatics. You may compare them to suicide terrorists.
    • Those fanatics would still be huge minority of all Muslims, just as the Islamic terrorists are today. Also, the Caliphate cannot use the convert or die approach to Russia. This is a nation of 17 plus million non-Muslims. 17 million religious Orthodox and Catholic Christians. Good luck with that. Even the dumbest ruler would know not to aggravate them while fighting three wars.
    • They'd be more than in OTL because, you know, they think the world's about to end. And again, really, 17 million? I get you had a boom, but multiplying the population of the time by three?!
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia builds up its economy to help fund the war.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit works on its military to help the war effort.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea builds up its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu works on its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu builds its economy to come back from the war.
  • The Caliphate Province of Cilicia works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq works on building up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Trebizond works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman declares war on Cyprus.
  • The Caliphate Province of Dimurats work on their military to support the Caliph.
  • The Caliphate Province of Mangyastau work on their military to support the Caliph.
  • The Caliphate Province of Aqmola work on their military to support the Caliph.
  • The Caliphate Province of Bukhara work on their military to support the Caliph.
  • The Caliphate Province of Turkistan works on its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Xwarezm works on its military.
  • In Muscovy, agents of the Government-In-Exile contact the head of the Red Hand. They begin to form a plan and, together, start re-forming small armies, arming men, all under the radar of the Caliphate. secretly, plans begin to emerge to rebel in 1577; however, though the whole Federation. In response to the 'Red Rose' attacks, convoys of Caliphal troops are attacked and brutally wiped out, along with any Muslims who attempt to start settlements or the like in Muscovy. Special forces go into Caliphate lines and begin a spree of assassinations, culminating with the assassination of the Caliphal governor of Muscovy.
  • I was okay initially with you doing some minor event in Russia, but this is too much. It's against the rules, moreover. Also, there are no Muslims trying to settle in Russia, they believe this is the final years of their lives, they'd have no reason for doing so.
  • The Polish government, making contact with the branch of the Red Hand in Poland, agrees on a plan in collusion with the other states, preparing for the revolution in 1577. That said, many parts of the country secretly wish to break free of the Federation, though most, having been part of the Federation for *AHEM* over 100 years, disagree.
    • And they were part of Russia in OTL for even longer yet they still rebelled away eventually, though.
    • Yes, and 100 years of relative freedom and peace, Now there is chaos, tyranny and anarchy. People will look back to the days of the Good old RF that they lived in and eventually liberated them.

1572

A kingdom is discovered in OTL Philippines, being centered on the city of Butuan. Meanwhile, Muhammad ul-Halim, a local noble from the island of Sug (OTL Sulu), stages an uprising against the Bruneian government, and manages to take over the surrounding islands and the Bruneian territory on the big island at east (OTL Mindanao), and declares the independence of the region as the Sultanate of Sulu, with himself as Sultan. Meanwhile, another sultanate is established nearby by the Magindanaw people.

  • Portugal continues building up its infrastructure on the south. Meanwhile in Açores, another volcanic eruption happens on the Ilha do Pico. Meanwhile in Antília, São Tomé expands 400 sq km inland, and Santa Inês expands 700 sq km inland. Meanwhile in Brasil, Pará expands 600 sq km along the Maranhão, while São Vicente expands 800 sq km in Rio da Prata, Transplatina expands 1150 sq km along the Paraná, and 750 inland near São Guilherme. Meanwhile, Garcia of Coimbra, still acting as regent, arranges a betrothal of Infante Garcia with Isabel, the daughter of the Duke of Barcelos. Meanwhile, a town that grew around the feitoria of Lagos, and is named homonymously, receives its carta de foral.
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Hidefumi continues planning again. Meanwhile, the Rokkaku and Mononobe clans begins their war against the Fujiwara clan. Elsewhere, the Honda and Tsugaru clans continues war against the Akechi and Imagawa clans. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 400 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 400 km.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria and New Harbin colonies by 500 sq km each.
  • Cyprus fights back against the Caliphate invaders. However, the island is taken (it's pretty darn obvious I'm going to lose, isn't it?) The royal family flees to Nea Lefkosia and sets up a government in exile there. Guerrilla fighters retreat into the mountains and continue to attack the Caliphate invaders with the support of the royal family.
    • If you're okay with being conquered by the Caliphate without an algorithm then I'll greatly appreciate it. I'll owe you a favour or two. VonGlusenburg (talk to Von!) 19:28, January 5, 2013 (UTC)
    • I think that's what it means when he says the royal family flees and is setting up a gov't in exile.
  • Burgundy: The Kingdom offers the Cyprian royal family to remain at Burgundy as a show of our support for your nation and Charles of Burgundy asks the royal family for a royal marriage. While this, the military is built up and the Economic and infrastructure, and Recovery plans are drawn to recover Cyprus after dealing with the Kappelists and the German Civil war, colonies expand Neu Antwerp 750 sq km, Venezuela 500 sq km, Antilia expands 750 sq km, Argentium 500 sq km, Brasilea 750 sq km, Nouvelle Dijon expands 250 sq km and Nouveau Charlesopolis 250 sq km, the Anarcadier expands 250 sq km. Anna is continuing her search for a royal marriage.
  • Scandinavia builds up its military and economy. Infrastructure is built up, connecting provincial capitals with the rest of the country. Nya Danmark expands by 2100 sq km. Britta Klingenberg works with other famous Scandinavian artists (most notably Bjorn Nyborg) to collaborate on a large painting.
  • Venice builds up its military. The Straits of Gibraltar remain closed to Caliphate and expatriate ships.
  • Papal States: After discussions with the Church, the Pope expresses his wish that war should not be fought over a sliver of land. In a letter sent from the Pope, Tunisia and the Madhi are offered the Cape of Alfons instead of fighting over it, to protect from further destruction and loss of lives. Before the province can answer, the majority of the inhabitants of Cape of Alfons escape the cape with the help of the Papal Navy, and are relocated in Corsica and Provence. Infrastructure continues to improve the quality of life in Rome, and even in the continually-converted island of Corsica. Meanwhile, colonial expansion continues, as the profits from crops continue to help expand the Navy. If Europe can avoid a great deal of war this decade, the Pope plans to try to start a colony in Asia, possibly in the Indian region.
    • The Mahdi agrees to this deal and lets them leave. However, he supplies them all with copies of his final Qu'ran and urges them to convert to Mahdi Islam before it is too late and they are left behind in the Day of Judgment.
    • You do understand that those books are likely going to be fueling an Inqusition bonfire.
    • Yeah, but the Mahdi's head is so far up his own arse so he thinks this would make an actual difference.
  • Rajputana expands the military and continues to train the populace to fight an underground war of hit and run if the Caliphate does invade. More people convert to Sikhism.
  • The Caliphal Province of Tunis, after gaining the land that the Emir considers reasonable, declares war on Naples instead, seeking to regain the Emirate of Sicily.
  • The Caliphal Province of Morocco declares war on Granada, using it and Algiers' Mediterranean navies to land on Granadan territory.
  • The Caliphal Province of Nubia declares war on Darfur.
  • The Caliphal Province of Syria's Regent helps with the wars in Granada and Naples. The Emir's family remains in the River of Hashem, celebrating Ibrahim's first birthday in a Syriac village.
  • The Caliphal Province of Palestine continues warring against the Zulu.
  • The Caliphal Province of Egypt declares war on the Sultanate of Ternate, hoping to gain the Spice Isles.
  • Where's Ternate?
  • It's in the map of the Majapahit collapse. It's the Spice Islands east of Sulawesi (the isle where Egypt's colony is).
  • Brandenburg expands its military and economy. Troops from all over the empire (of Brandenburg) are garrisoned along the border. A son is born to Wilhelm and Annemarie, heir to the thrones of Austria and Brandenburg and transferrable king of Aragon. Wilhelm, satisified with the Brandenburgish situation for now, travels to Aragon to go on a tour of his realm. His brother Frederick stays as regent in Brandenburg. The fleet in Mataram helps them conquer Sumba, now that the conquest of Sasak is over.
  • The Imperial Government orders all troops fighting in the Kappelist war to return home and all troops held on reserve to move to the eastern front in case of a war with the Caliphate.
  • Luxembourg expands its economy and infrastructure. Louis XI dies and Louis XII becomes the Grand Duke. He secretly begins to prepare to get rid of Burgundy surrounding him, so he contact Scandinavia and Brandenburg and asks and if they might be willing to help.
  • The Mayan Empire continues expanding north. Xaman expands 1000 km south. Orthodoxy continues its ascent in the Empire.
  • The Caliphate Province of Circassia builds up its economy to help fund the war.
  • The Caliphate Province of Al-Slaveit works on its military to help the war effort.
  • The Caliphate Province of Crimea builds up its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Georgia works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of West Qoyunlu declares war on Venice, beingly largely annoyed by the ship blockade, Cilesia and Karaman also lead certain attacks.
  • The Caliphate Province of East Qoyunlu builds its economy to come back from the war.
  • The Caliphate Province of Cilicia works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Persia builds up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Iraq works on building up its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Trebizond works on its economy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Karaman conquers Cyprus.
  • The Caliphate Province of Dimurats work on their military to support the Caliph.
  • The Caliphate Province of Mangyastau work on their military to support the Caliph.
  • The Caliphate Province of Aqmola work on their military to support the Caliph.
  • The Caliphate Province of Bukhara work on their military to support the Caliph.
  • The Caliphate Province of Turkistan works on its military.
  • The Caliphate Province of Xwarezm works on its military.
  • Many rogue groops still go throughout Russia, massacaring whole cities. There is a business also going on for the more corrupt Muslims, who see the profit in looting whole cities and taking money from the dead. The growth of these groups increase exponentially, to a point where the Russian States combined have a population of about two million. The Mahdi, now slightly concerned, reason because he needs labour to upkeep his troops makes an official proclamation that it is against the will of God to massacre cities in whole.
    • Is anyone seeing this? is anyone? how many people have to die for this to happen. what you are saying is that about 18+ million people (Russian states had at least, at least 20 million population before the attack easy), most of whom have at least one trained man in their hosehold, died at the hand of less than 10,000 within one year, there aren't even enough people that are even willing to do that. Nope, not buying it at all.
    • You don't have to buy it. If each household had 'one armed man', they would have fought in the war of Russian Conquest. Henceforth, the population of non-Muslims who are armed is relatively small as of after the conquest. And I'm not sure you get the scale these people are taking this. They literally go city to city and just wipe all of it out, leaving behind ghost towns.
    • Did you even read my post in 1571? the Novgorodian GP realized that even if they could repell the Muslims, they would lose a significant number of population, so he did what Russia did during the Napoleonic invasion. Created ghost cities and burned crops. Nobody was in Novgorod during the capture, and Nicolas I disassembled the druzhina to wait for the opportune moment to strike.
    • You can't do that for every city, otherwise you'll just have a gigantic nomad population with no food source, which will increase the number of deaths even more by starvation.
  • Attacks and raids continue against Muslim armies in Novgorod. The Men in The Russian states (pending plausibility check which I am almost certain it will pass) are very good at repelling attacks by rogue Muslim cells with the help of Spetsnaz units and partisans, deaths not surpassing 10 000.
    • That's excessive meddling with a nation that is not yours. As said the turn before, a few minor comment such as some resistance and such I can take, but not controlling assassinations and such.
    • Say what? how is that not implausible, I am playing as the colonies and the governement in exile, and people don't like the current governement because of all the attacks and relative anarchy. In any case, you crossed even parts you said you are OK with, i.e. resistance, you don't like assassination this year? Fine.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman amps up its military to help the Mahdi's wars.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd builds up its military as whole armies are sent to go patrol the desert to find and kill the Dabbat al-ard who are apparently killing people in the desert.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah builds up its military as the Shaybahan navy leads new efforts for the Mahdi to rule the Indian Ocean. Mahdi Islam grows in popularity.
  • The Caliphate Province of Afghanistan builds up its economy to help fuel the Mahdi's war effort.
  • The Caliphate Province of Balochistan builds up its economy to help fuel the Mahdi's war effort. Mahdi Islam becomes even more popular.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its military as Mahdi Islam becomes even more popular and Koli prepares for the Day of Judgment.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat builds up its military to help fuel the Mahdi's war effort. Lots of Mahdi Islam Imams go spread the new religion with lots going into Bengal and Rajaputana to do so.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan builds up its military to help fuel the Mahdi's war effort. Skirmishes begin into Bengal and lots of Mahdi Islam propaganda is sent into the nation.
  • The Caliphate Province of Candar builds up its military as Candar ships supply the Caliphate war efforts via Black Sea trade routes. Mahdi Islam becomes very popular in the province.
  • The Caliphate Province of Rumelia builds up its military as it invades Serbia.
  • The Caliphate Province of Anatolia builds up its military as it recovers from fighting the Byzantines. Mahdi Islam becomes very popular in the province.
  • The Caliphate Province of Wallachia builds up its military as it invades Transylvania.
  • The Caliphate province of Al Yunaan builds up its military to help support the Caliphate's wars and keeping unrest to a minimum in the province.

1573

Some tribal chiefs on the OTL Visayas Islands form a confederation. Meanwhile, a Hindu kingdom forms in the island of Cebu.

The Aymará tribes break away from the Inca Empire.

  • Portugal continues improving its infrastructure. Meanwhile, Infante Garcia's marriage is realized. Meanwhile in Brasil, São Sebastião expands 600 sq km inland, while Paranaguá expands 900 sq km inland. Meanwhile in Pará, a village is founded on the banks of the Maranhão, being called Santarém, after the Portuguese city of the same name. Meanwhile in Antília, São Tomé expands 900 sq km inland. Meanwhile, Transplatina expands 1500 sq km north, now following two rivers. The westernmost one is called Salgado by the explorers, and the easternmost is considered to be the continuation of the Paraná. One settlement is founded near the bifurcation of the two rivers, being called Santa Fé de Vera Cruz. Meanwhile in Loanda, Loanda expands 350 sq km south, and Benguela expands 150 sq km south.
  • Brandenburg expands its military and economy. More men are drafted and sent to the border, but even more are sent to Courland to be on the defense. Neu Berlin expands 2100 sq km. The Governor of Neu Berlin deploys a small expedition to the former Russian colony in the north, having heard that the Russians are defeated. The dying colonists accept aid from Neu Berlin and agree to live off Neu Berlin for the time being. Meanwhile, Mataram invades Wahali after the victory of Sumba last year, and the fleet continues to use foreign modern technology to shock and defeat those attacked. The fleet in Mataram also continues to attempt building technology not unlike what they already have to increase their supplies.
    • You understood it wrong again. The 75% means that if you could expand 1000 sq km per turn, if you use a full turn, you only can expand 750 sq km. This 75% is not to be multiplied.
    • So it's 6300?
    • This expansion fiasco has gone on long enough. 75% of something will never be more than the original number-- it's simple math. Let's end the confusion. You expand 2000 for age and 100 sq km as a bonus for a total of 2100 sq km.
    • 4725 is less than 6300...
    • Those numbers are horribly wrong. Collie is acquainted with the rules and has stated multiple times that your bonuses are wrong. 2100 is the way to go... at least until the 100th year anniversary of your colony.
    • So obviously the rules don't matter...okay then. 2100 it is.
  • Luxembourg expands economy and infrastructure. Louis XII continues to oppose Burgundy.
    • Brandenburg denies the Luxembourgish request of last year.
  • The Imperial Government decides that the new capital will be in Switzerland, and a city along the Alps will be chosen.
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Hidefumi makes a deal with the Fujiwara clan: if Satomi help Fujiwara in the war against the Rokkaku and Mononobe clans, then Fujiwara would join into the Satomi clan but the Fujiwara still gets to rule their own area while being part of Satomi. The Fujiwara clans accepts, and soon the Satomi clan helps the Fujiwara clan in their war against the Rokkaku and Mononobe clans. Elsewhere, the Honda and Tsugaru clans continues war against the Akechi and Imagawa clans. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 400 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 400 km.
  • Cyprus continues its guerrilla attacks on the Caliphate invaders. Nea Lefkosia develops slightly faster due to it becoming the new hub of Cyprus.
    • @ Von, yeah sure take it over without an algorithm. An algorithm will only prolong the pain, LOL.
      • Thank you so much, I owe you one :) ~Von.
  • Scotland's economy improves as the government encourages trade. Many new buildings are built in the land, giving jobs for the people of Scotland. The increase of merchants convinces the king to fund an exploratory voyage in effort to secure a Scottish place in the international sea trade which is picking up.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria and New Harbin colonies by 500 sq km each.
  • Saxony (Hello everyone, I'm back!) The Elector sends an official letter of thanks to the King of Brandenburg for assistance in the Kappelist war. The country continues to get back onto its feet, with buildings being rebuilt and life returning to normal. An Army Corps is stationed in newly-occupied Altmark, and a (Catholic) provisional government is set up. Prince Krederick Karl marries the daughter of the former ruler of Altmark to strengthen the Saxon occupation. In the winter, Elector Otto dies, with his son Rupprecht taking over as ruler.
  • Anhalt: The sovereign Prince, Leopold, falls ill, and his son takes over power as Regent. The army begins restructuring and rebuilding after the war. The land generally rebuilds from the war.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: The new Archbishop sends priests to Saxon Altmark to spread Catholicism in what was a Kappelist land. The episcopal army is also rebuilt from the damage sustained in the war. His Grace the Archbishop preaches a Homily about the growing threat of the Caliphate heathens, saying that Christian Europe should be constantly weary and prepared for any moves by the heathens, who truly are the spawn of Satan.
  • China expands its military, especially its navy. Meanwhile, a wave of urbanization sweeps over China.
  • Scandinavia builds up its military and economy. Infrastructure is built up, connecting provincial capitals with the rest of the country. Nya Danmark expands by 2100 sq km. Britta Klingenberg and Bjorn Nyborg continue working on a collaborative painting.
  • Venice builds up its military. The Straits of Gibraltar remain closed to Caliphate and expatriate ships. The navy defends Crete and mainland Venice, making a naval assault from the Caliphate very, very difficult.
  • The Mahdi is excited at the win over Venice and Cyprus has the Caliphate grows even stronger in the Mediterranean. Inspired by the victories of his generals, the Mahdi decides to leave Warsaw and he launches a massive assault on the Holy Roman Empire itself with the Mahdi leading his armies to attack Bohemia and Brandenburg as the two nations are invaded.
  • Papal States: The Pope continues to address his fierce opposition on the Caliphate, and that their tyranny must be halted. Innocent inhabitants of the Cape of Alfons continue to return to the Papal States, and the Pope notices many of them are bearing with them Qu'rans. He also hears word of attacks on Venice, and sends military aid to assist them with their war. Colonial efforts are put on hold until the Caliphate oppression stops. Infrastructure efforts are the greatest improvement in Rome in years, as many come to visit the Pope as he holds Christmas mass. Kappelist conversion efforts continue, as thousands are returned to the One True Faith and openly express their gratitude to the Church for saving them from the heresy from their previous governments.
  • The Mayan Empire continues expanding north, and arrives at a river (OTL Rio Grande), which they name the Likin River. They decide to avoid European contact for now, and expand along the southern border of the Likin. Xaman expands south by 1000 km, and Orthodoxy keeps expanding in the Empire.
  • Burgundy: Military build up continues, as well as the economic ambits and the infrastructure. While this, Charles and Anna continue seeking a royal marriage. While this, several paths are built along the Kingdom, colonies expand Neu Antwerp 850 sq km, Venezuela 500 sq km, Antilia expands 750 sq km, Argentium 500 sq km, Brasilea 850 sq km, Nouvelle Dijon expands 250 sq km and Nouveau Charlesopolis 250 sq km, the Anarcadier expands 250 sq km, the Council gives further autonomy to the Netherlands and near Amsterdam Jan Leeghwater discovers about the windmills and proposes the governor of Holland to drain lakes along the coastline to gain land from the northern sea, he agrees to do so.
  • Attacks on supply lines of Muslims continue. More firearms and weapons are stashed, and the fires of blacksmiths seem to keep going throughout the night. More attacks by Muslims are repelled by the Red Hand and partisans. Assassin Nikita Romanov, son of Vecheslav Romanov, the one who killed the Caliphal governors, infiltrates the Novgorodian governor's kitchen and poisons him, as well as many other Caliphal officials under the pseudonym Ivan kalashnikov. His false conversion to Islam was sanctioned by the Patriarch for the good of Russia. More anarchy continues and the colonies are growing by 1000 sq km due to secret evacuations via Baltica and Finland with refugees. The Red Rose should only number about 1000 max now.
  • No type of intoxicant is allowed in Islam, therefore all types of alcohol and most illegal drugs. The Red Hand is also severely outnumbered compared to the rogues.
  • Actually, what is banned is fermented plants and their fruits (or anything that grows or something like that). Mead, which is made out of fermented honey, is a neat loophole in that respect, and thus the only type of alcohol Muslims can drink. It's a neat fun fact, actually... and Novgorod produced a lot of it. And why can't refugees leave the country? They are being evacuated once they leave the nation.
  • Sorry, kinda just crossed the whole thing because I was lazy. And every type of intoxicant is illegal. Look up surah Al-Meada 5:90/
    • ​OK then, my bad.
  • The Red Hand is aided by various rebel druzhina members. EVERY SINGLE ABLE MALE ADULT RUSSIAN IS ATTACKING YOUR 'RED ROSE'. It is nowhere close to that.
  • Well, not every single male adult. But many. Guerrilla warfare!
  • Yeah, this is saying there is a scenario where the Russians didn't fight at all but were just conquered, which is not the case. A small minority of houses have trained/armed men, considering Russia has had a war with the Mahdiate. So the numbers for Christian Russian males is pretty low right now, also considering rogue band attacks which easily outnumber and outpower resistance.
  • Moscow got the brunt of the attack, and I don't know what Moscow did, but Novgorod used their superior technology to their advantage, but eventually ran out of ammo and got overwhelmed, and the Grand Prince felt that Keeping his people alive was more important than fighting off Muslims so that they can completely decimate them when their forces are stretched too thin due to warmongering. And also, guns, these men are not armed, they are trained to fight with weapons, follow orders, and make makeshift weapons with things usualy found on a farm and fight with them (since most farms have axes, they learn to fight with axes). And most households only sent one male, who got trained, and then usualy trained his male siblings to do the same. What you misunderstand, guns, is that not everyone is armed (that would be impossible to create that many weapons in general), but everyone, some better than others, are trained to adequately fight off invaders with household items such as scythes and axes, and for the lucky ones that can hunt, with bows.
  • Mmm. They are going to be slaughtered by mass numbers of rogues with guns.
  • Guns of the time are very slow to reload, and not especially accurate. These rogues can't possibly number more than

10,000 (very realistically, since if Muslims believe the end of world they would be at home praying to be sent to heavan on Judgment Day, not riding killing cities), and they should not be all that well trained. One shot is all it takes to take the rogue out for a minute while he reloads. Time enough for a man to stick an axe in his back, or slice off his head. Anyway, this is clogging up the game page, may I suggest moving this to the talk page? -Lx

  • The Caliphate Province of Oman amps up its military to help the Mahdi's wars.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd builds up its military for various reasons.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah builds up its military and Mahdi Islam grows in popularity too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Afghanistan builds up its economy to help fuel the Mahdi's war effort. Mahdi Islam becomes even more popular.
  • The Caliphate Province of Balochistan builds up its economy to help fuel the Mahdi's war effort. Mahdi Islam becomes even more popular.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its military as Mahdi Islam becomes even more popular and Koli prepares for the Day of Judgment.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat builds up its military to help fuel the Mahdi's war effort. Lots of Mahdi Islam Imams go spread the new religion with lots going into Bengal and Rajaputana to spread Mahdi Islam too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan builds up its military to help fuel the Mahdi's war effort. Skirmishes begin into Bengal and lots of Mahdi Islam propaganda is sent into the nation.
  • The Caliphate Province of Candar builds up its military to help the war effort. Mahdi Islam becomes very popular in the province.
  • The Caliphate Province of Rumelia builds up its military as it invades Serbia.
  • The Caliphate Province of Anatolia builds up its military sending many troops to aid campaigns across the Mahdiate. Mahdi Islam becomes more popular in the province, too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Wallachia builds up its military as it invades Transylvania.
  • The Caliphate province of Al Yunaan builds up its military to help support the Caliphate's wars and keeping unrest to a minimum in the province.
  • The Government-In-Exile of Muscovy continues inciting the Druzhinas in Muscovy and all Russia to rise up, heavily outnumbering the 'Red Rose'. Plans for the Great Insurrection (as it is known) are shifted up to 1575. Meanwhile, throughout Muscovy, the word is spread. The Red Hand announces in every town in Russia that 'for every Russian, every Christian killed by the 'Red Rose', ten Muslims must die. For every year of injustice under them, ten years must be inflicted upon the Muslims.' Patrols of Caliphal soldiers are randomly slaughtered in the street, and it is no longer safe in Muscovy, Rostov, Yaroslavl, Ivansgrad, or Tver for Muslims to roam the streets alone. There are some districts in each city which entirely attempt to keep out Caliphial soldiers, and they are only broken by massed attacks of the soldiers. Overall, though, the Caliphate rules over Muscovy with an Iron hand.
  • In Poland, though all are massively opposed to the Caliphate, more and more people clamor for independence from both the Caliphate and the Federation.

1574

The former Venetian Antillian colonies declare independence as the Federated States of Antillia. The first Doge of the FSA, Feliciano Vargas, is sworn in at an elaborate ceremony in the Capital of Nuova Venexia. The FSA begins the process of uniting their three territories.

This is ridiculous and implausible. Besides, it's against the rules. Venice was not annexed. Also, why didn't any other defeated country have their colonies declare independence?
Yep, those colonies aren't going to rebel away, the war didn't reach them anyway. The higher taxes on the colonists and the lack of resources, though, would annoy them, probably slowing down expansion but unless the situation gets a lot more deadly then they won't declare independence.
I think a good scenario in this case is that Indian attacks (which seem kinda absent) would destroy some Venetian colonies since they were occupied at war.
Aside from the Castillian name for this ruler, this is an Italian-speaking colony.

After many years of inactivity, the Bengali government is seen to be a nuisance and they are assassinated by a group of Mahdi Islam followers. This sends Bengal into civil disarray as the various ethic groups in Bengal's empire sees this as their chance to escape imperial rule. The Sultanate of Brunei breaks away from Bengal as its own independent sultanate too. Their vassal on Sri Lanka splits between the Kingdoms of Jaffna and the Kingdom of Kotte. However, Kotte itself collapses soon after, splitting itself between the kingdoms of Sitawaka, Raigama and Kandy, while a Kotte remnant stabilizes itself on the western coast, but doesn't seem to control more than that region.

  • Portugal continues building up its infrastructure. Meanwhile in Antília, São Tomé expands 1000 sq km north, and in Brasil, São Vicente expands 900 sq km along the Tietê and Bahia expands 600 sq km inland. In Rio da Prata, Transplatina expands 900 sq km along the Paraná, also expanding 300 sq km north inland around Santa Fé and 700 west inland, near the Salgado. Meanwhile, after a proposal of the Capitão-donatário Ordonho de Celanova, the Duke Garcia divides Transplatina into two capitanias, Paraná and Santa Maria, to avoid overextension of the capitania. Francisco Giraldes receives the capitania of Santa Maria, and Ordonho receives Paraná, and places its capital on Rosário. Meanwhile, two archdioceses are created in the New World, as the only archdiocese on the colonies was São Salvador da Bahia. Those new archdioceses are placed in Lara, Antília (OTL Boston), and in Santa Maria, Rio da Prata.
  • China continues to expand its military.
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and help the Fujiwara fight against the Rokkaku and Mononobe clans. Elsewhere, the Honda and Tsugaru clans continues war against the Akechi and Imagawa clans. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 400 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 400 km.
  • Cyprus continues to support guerrilla attacks in Cyprus itself against the Caliphate invaders. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 400 sq km, Nea Larnakaby 400 sq km, and Nea Lemesos by 200 sq km.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria and New Harbin colonies by 500 sq km each.
  • Apache: An ambitious Warchief Govind storms into the Elder Council session and calls to his men to kill all who do not support him. 95 out of 125 Councilors are executed and the ones that were executed were replaced by men loyal to Govind. Govind declares him Great Warchief and all counsellors must be appointed by the central government. Great Warchief Govind collects his tribe and members of other tribes and establishes the beginning of the first city Ekta in honor of the uniter. Ekta is founded on a mesa and a rough system of water transporting begins because of the centralized living. 70% of the Apache people live in settled farming villages.
  • Scandinavia builds up its military and economy. Infrastructure is built up, connecting provincial capitals with the rest of the country. Nya Danmark expands by 2100 sq km. Britta Klingenberg and Bjorn Nyborg continue working on a collaborative painting, though it is not disclosed what the painting will have--leaving mystery. They work in a chamber within the Palassen Skandinavia in Stockholm.
  • Venice builds its post-war economy and begins repairs. (Since that event will be removed) the colonies expand at half-rate, each expanding by 500 sq km. Detachments of men are sent to the already-fortified colonies to defend against any outside attack. The navy withdraws to the coast of friendly Portugal, near Algarve where they are under orders to assault any Caliphate or expatriate ship leaving the Straits.
  • The rogues in Pol al-Jakub now settle down as a majority of the population has been killed and there is not much more to loot. It is estimated that the rogues make up 40% of the population, as they make communities to upkeep themselves until the Day of Judgment.
  • Many rogues originating from the Muslim parts of former Russia and refugees from begin the 'final push'. This is high sense of alertness, the killings increase, unlike in Pol al-Jakub. The rogue bands go around burning crops in Novgorod, Al-thalch and Muscovy literally burning towns down to the root, burning forest, making the winter exeptionally cruel, killing even the rogues, but even more Russians who are unprepared to go a winter without food or heat. or by those pushed out by the Russian gov't in exile, a house. Russia's female population outnumbers the male by 3:1, causing many rogues to also stop killing, but in this case be slave-capturers, where the women are sent to the Qoyunlus, where their life is spared from 'Russia's Hardest Winter'.
  • WHOA. 3:1? Look, Russia will have had a roughly even birthrate here, OK? 1:1. This means that around 12 million people (In ALL of Russia) are male, and 12 million are female. At this point, the 'Red Rose' comes in and starts slaughtering people. For this to get to a three to one ration, you need to kill nine million people in five years! Hitler barely beat that! And he had concentration camps, machine guns, gas cahmbers... come to think of it, since he started around 1935, Hitler DIDN'T beat that! If he killed 11 million (six million Jews and five million others) people in ten years, we then work out that he killed 5.5 million in the first five years. Are you honestly suggesting you could do 3.5 million better 350 years earlier? IMPLAUSOGASM.
  • Many rogues arrive in Sicily where they start the same tactics as in Russia, but as the island is small compared to Russia, are much more successful, as rebels have nowhere to hide, they slow down by the end of the year as in Mahdi's First Qu'ran, God says that the last year, if spent praying for mercy, will erase all sins you have ever done, unconditionally.
  • This year receives the largest amount of pilgrims ever to go on Hajj, as the people of all different colour, languages and ethnicities pour into the city of Mecca. It is a wonderful sight to see, the economy of the city has poured into the treasury in tons of gold as donations from people around the world to have a merit on the Day of Judgment. Among the pilgrims, Ahmed Ali, the musician, after his return from Africa, and his service to Mahdi in the taking of Gibraltar, has made Hajj, making the scene that much more delightful.
  • Brandenburg expands its military and economy. Neu Berlin expands 2100 sq km. Mataram invades Bima. After the war is over, the fleet contracts help from the conquered territories and overthrows the Muslim Matarami government. The fleet admiral Niel Kaffen declares the conquered territories part of the Brandenburgish Empire (which is really part of the greater HRE), and that the Germans will continue expanding along the islands. Two ships are sent home to deliver the news. Meanwhile, we continue to get ready for the war. We send more troops to Courland. The government of Brandenburg, Aragon, and Austria continues to remain in three separate bodies, although the single monarchy remains based in Brandenburg, moving to Vienna and whatever the capital of Aragon is frequently. The wartime capital is moved towards Hesse due to Berlin's proximity to the Caliphate border.
    • I think the capital of Aragon is either Zaragoza or Barcelona.
    • Mataram is an Islamic sultanate on the other side of the world, you've not conquered them or anything and your currently being invaded by the Mahdiate. You will not be allowed to control Mataram until you invade it and conquer it.
  • Tibet: The Sumetra expedition fleet contacts the government of Pasai. Confused at the lack of response from the Bengalese government about the Arakan-Pegu issue, the Tibetan government sends out diplomats to contact the government of Pegu (from the Shan Sultanate). The elections in Tibet commence, with Cheyong Heu running again. Sayon Tsu-Heu, the Third Dalai Lama, travels through Nepal and Bhutan. The Wacheng exclave continues expanding the navy, while Tibet and its other vassals focus on economic development. Routes from the Shan Sultanate and Ava to Arakan and Pegu are improved, as well as routes across the Himalayas. New monasteries are built in Bhutan, southern Tibet and the Shan Sultanate.
  • France: With the war against the Kappelists finished, the King turns his attention to Normandy and Brittany, two Duchies that remain independant from France, and appear to be relatively tribal. The Army continues being built up, with new weaponry being developed, including new larger cannons, with cannonballs being produced at a rapid rate for the Army and the Navy. The Marine Royale (Royal French Navy) is officially launched by King Louis II, and former legendary pirate, Jacque Bernard, who is now Commander of the Navy. There are plans to build the Navy at least 150-200 ships, and make the largest Navy in the world. Brittany is expected to be a major place for constructing ships, and forming more access to the New World.
  • Your statement about Normandy and Brittany being tribal would be more accurate if we were playing a game set on the 10th century. And plus, Louis II lived 700 years before the things you are doing. You can't just retcon the existance of at least nine or ten louis that were kings of France before this one.
  • Saxony: Rebuilding continues. The army is improved, and is almost back to full manpower. Plans are drawn up for fortifications on the border with Brandenburg, which would serve as a second line of defence in the event of a Caliphate invasion of Brandenburg. Mass conversions back to Catholicism occur in occupied Altmark. All Altmarkish nobles who oppose the Saxon occupation are replaced with loyal Saxons, and those who support the new order are rewarded with money and membership of the order of St. Mathilda.
  • Anhalt: Rebuilding continues, and the army is improved. The old Prince dies, and is succeeded by his son, who renews his oath of allegience to the Electors of Saxony.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: More missionaries are sent to Altmark. With the war over, work resumes on the Episcopal palace, which will be completed next year. The army is improved.
  • The Mahdiate Province of Gibraltar works on its navy.
  • The Caliphate Province of Oman amps up its military to help the Mahdi's wars.
  • The Caliphate Province of Nejd builds up its military for various reasons.
  • The Caliphate Province of Shaybah builds up its military and Mahdi Islam grows in popularity too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Afghanistan builds up its military and then it invades the Delhi Sultanate.
  • The Caliphate Province of Balochistan builds up its military as it invades Rajaputana.
  • The Caliphate Province of Koli builds up its military as Mahdi Islam becomes even more popular and Koli prepares for the Day of Judgment.
  • The Caliphate Province of Gujarat builds up its military as Bengal and Rajaputana are invaded by Gujarat.
  • The Caliphate Province of Deccan builds up its military as it invades Bengal.
  • The Caliphate Province of Candar builds up its military to help the war effort. Mahdi Islam becomes very popular in the province.
  • The Caliphate Province of Rumelia builds up its military as it invades Serbia and Montenegro.
  • The Caliphate Province of Anatolia builds up its military sending many troops to aid campaigns across the Mahdiate. Mahdi Islam becomes more popular in the province too.
  • The Caliphate Province of Wallachia builds up its military as it invades Transylvania and Hungary.
  • The Caliphate province of Al Yunaan builds up its military to help support the Caliphate's wars and keeping unrest to a minimum in the province.
  • The Mahdi continues his invasion of Bohemia and Bradenburg as he begins his final push to conquer the Holy Roman Empire. Fortunately Prague is captured by a single army led by a Syrian general, and this general kills all of Bohemia's Kappelist leadership sending the rest of Bohemia into disarray. The Mahdi meets with this Syrian general, impressed at his miracle of a victory; and upon meeting him the man proclaims to the Isa (Jesus) and he is here to help the Mahdi win this war for the glory of God. Together with Isa, the Mahdi marches on Berlin after winning another seemingly impossible victory against a huge HRE army. The only thing holding the Mahdiate together now is the charisma of its leader and his new Mahdi Islam religion which is now the dominant form of Islam.
  • I apologize for my brief absence, my internet issues are finally resolved. The United Kingdoms of Bavaria and Thuringia begin the process of rebuilding after the devastating war with the Empire. The city of Karolin is not torched, dispite the original plans, it is left alone, a monument to the Great Patriotic War is built near the city center. The King orders the military to make defensive patterns on the eastern borders due to the fear of the growing Caliphate. Infrastructure is vastly improved. The Bavarian Bankgruppe opens more branches in Scandinvia, mainly in Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm.
  • Rajputana fights many hit and run battles against the Muslim hordes killing as many Muslims as they can. Before they can regroup and attack, the Rajput fighters vanish into the hill country and Thar desert. This makes advancing extremely hard for the Caliphate that is already stretched thin. Rajputana sends alliances to the newly independent Hindu states in what was Bengal in order to create a united front against the Mahdiate. Aid is asked from Tibet and any nation willing to support us in this our hour of need.
  • In Muscovy, the Government-In-Exile (GIE) urges, via the Red Hand, that the Druzhina rise up against the 'Red Rose', which is duly followed. Parties of rogues are slaughtered by Druzhinas and Red Hand Militants, who kill them all then retreat before the army can arrive. Though the Great Insurrection has not started yet, it will next year, and all over Muscovy, people, regardless of race, are readying to o'ertrhow the oppressors.
  • In Poland, the Federationist-Secessionist feud grows even further, though when the GIE urges them to attack the 'Red Rose', they do so together. Despite this, many in the Western half of Poland suggest going it alone.
  • In Novgorod, Many more weapons are produced in the anarchy that is Caliphal Russia. With the government doing next to nothing, Red Hand and partisan druzhina elements succesfuly combat more and more 'Red Rose' elements and beat them back. More and more people start getting fed up and more weapons are stached. everyhting is in the waiting. After hearing that the Mahdi has a false Jesus in his army, Grand Prince Nicolas thinks that it is time to act, time to strike at the heart of the Caliphate during their war. So does the Patriarch, with his words, "we must not let their blasphemy and Idolatry go unpunished, let us stop the Antichrist and the apocalypse with our absolute faith in God and the Holy Catholic and Apostolic church (Catholic in this sense means universal).", blesses the Grand Prince and his generals to go to war. People all over Novgorod are being sent messages in the night to start to prepare to fight. Some families are given the locations of massive weapons stashes. (what I wanted to do here, is make it that the Mahdi hears the news, so he rushes to complete the siege of Berlin. In his haste, rushes to Berlin, and is less prepared than he should be, thus leading to the fall of the Caliphate, and the beginning of Russia's stand to the Caliphal forces and the great insurrection, but if you believe that this is too much, or too early for this, feel free to delete the parts in square brackets, because that is the part about retaking the city).
    • Um, that's not how the Caliphate will collapse. Anyway, I don't think he'd be "Prince of Sibir and the Kazan and of the Urals". Those areas will break away - I thought we had concluded.
    • When is saying that you own something necessarily mean that you own it? He just wants a message sent that Russia will stand up to his injustice, and also, I would be wanting that territory back eventually, since it stands between me and colonizing Siberia. All he controls right now is the small area around OTL Novgorod and St Petersburg, even though he has proclaimed otherwise.
    • Yes its too early and stop telling us how to control our own nation. We decide how it breaks up not you!
  • The Mayan Empire continues expanding north along the Likin River. Xaman expands south 1000 km. The state of Ometlacatl starts accumulating more territory on OTL Hispaniola.
  • Burgundy: Many of the Pro-Pope Kappelists The lefevrists begin fleeing to the colonies as they fear that the Muslim Invasion is going to end the European Civilization, though many stay, the Lefevrist leadership begins warning Catholic and Orthodox that the end is coming and that we should save as much as Holy knowledge as we can. While this, Anna of Burgundy set her eyes for a marriage with the Royal family of the Maya empire as they share the belief in Christ (though Orthodox) and as a way to gain a political stand stronger for the Burgundians in America. While this, the military build up continues, as well as the economic ambits and the infrastructure. Charles continues seeking a royal marriage. While this, several paths are built along the Kingdom, colonies expand Neu Antwerp 850 sq km, Venezuela 500 sq km, Antilia expands 750 sq km, Argentium 500 sq km, Brasilea 850 sq km, Nouvelle Dijon expands 250 sq km and Nouveau Charlesopolis 250 sq km, the Anarcadier expands 250 sq km.

1575

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Thanks to invasion by the Mahdiate, several nations fall into civil disarray this year. They are the Sultanate of Delhi, Darfur, Granada, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, Hungary, Transylvania, Bohemia, Slovakia and Dravida.
  • Portugal builds up its military. Meanwhile in Brasil, Pará expands 600 sq km along the Maranhão, and São Vicente expands 800 sq km along the Tietê. Meanwhile, Paraná expands 2000 sq km, 1000 north along the Paraná, 300 to the north from Santa Fé, and 700 inland to the west, also from Santa Fé. In Antília, Santo Amaro expands 1000 sq km inland along a river that the natives call Merrimaque.
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and continue to help the Fujiwara fight against the Rokkaku and Mononobe clans. Elsewhere, the Honda and Tsugaru clans continues war against the Akechi and Imagawa clans. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 400 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 400 km.
  • The Mayan Empire sees a tragic year as two of the three reigning oligarchy members die. Kinich, the remaining member of the oligarchy, has a tough choice as to who will suceed them, but finally comes to rest on the decision that his cousin Ixchup (also known by the name Isabelle in Europe), his Aunt Inka's daughter, should return from her days as a diplomat in Europe and become part of the Oligarchy. Also, his cousin Ikan (son of Ikan, also known as Ivan in Europe) would become part of the Oligarchy. Ivan is of the Orthodox religion. Isabelle was converted to Catholicism in Europe, which is none too pleasing to Kinich, but she is accepted in her homeland. As a result, many citizens start converting to Catholicism. Isabelle has two Catholic children, a daughter, Katrina (18), and a son, Kristoffer (16), who were both born in the HRE (and yes, they are available). The Empire expands to the west, along the Likin river. Xaman expands south 1000 km. Expansion in Hispaniola continues. Orthodoxy continues to grow and Catholicism begins growing.
    • Burgundy: Ferdinand of Burgundy offers a royal marriage with Katrina.
    • The Mayan Empire inquires about Ferdinand. How old, what religion, what house, etc.
    • Burgundy: Ferdinand is 23 years old, Catholic and Of the House Burgundy-Valois.
    • The Mayan Empire agrees to the marriage to take place within the year (next turn).
  • Brandenburg begins to pull all forces to the front. No one is sent to help the radically Klausian Bohemia but we begin to pull in forces from all over our vast empire. We ask Scandinavia and farther-off France for help. Neu Berlin expands at 1500 sq km. (Whoever had problems with Mataram, obviously you've not followed the plan all the way through. It's too far rooted in the turns of the game that are gone, and disputing it now would disrupt the game.)
    • No, I didn't but if I had seen it earlier then I'd have removed it then. But I didn't, hence I'm removing it now. For christ sake, Brandenburg is fighting for their life against the Caliphate and you think it makes sense for your nation to vassalize a Muslim nation (your hated enemies Atm) and waste all those resources on the other side of the world as you fight for your life? Not to mention Mataram won't let itself be vassalized by you! Your excuse is folly.
    • For hell's sake, the people in Berlin won't know what's happening in the Pacific and vice versa.
  • The Imperial Government is shocked at the invasion (I didn't even read about this until just now.) We begin to direct Imperial troops to the border, and we ask all the (player) states to send some sort of aid to the front to preserve the wholeness of the Empire. Meanwhile, we decide that we must not allow the Caliphate to infiltrate our borders, so all entrances along the border with the Caliphate and the Baltics are closed off.
  • Luxembourg sends military aid to assist Brandenburg. Louis XII is in great uproar about the invasion of the heartland of Europe and is shocked that these foreigners would even attempt this. (In other words, a takeover would be an implausogasm.)
  • The United Kingdoms of Bavaria and Thuringia: Despite wanting to stay neutral in world affairs, The King decides to throw the weight of the Bavarian military in with the Empire. "The threat the Caliphate is on Europe simply cannot be ignored. All Christendom MUST fight this scourge!" Bavarian troops request permission to enter into Imperial land in Bohemia to help protect Europe. Troops are also sent to Brandenburg as a gesture of good will in defending Berlin. The Bavarian Bankgruppe cuts all monetary ties with the Caliphate. The IMG is ordered to fire on Caliphate shipping and to disrupt all military supplies.
    • Permission granted.
  • Cyprus continues guerrilla tactics against the Caliphate infidels. The royal family in Nea Lefkosia manage to acquire a shipment of weapons, and manage to get the weapons into Cyprus via Kyrenia. The guerrillas manage to seize a weapons depot of the Caliphate's, and took a few small villages in the area of the guerrilla headquarters. They found a small republic, with the guerrilla leader the head in absence of the Queen of Cyprus.
    • The Bavarian Bankgruppe offers to fund guerrillas with weapons and money via the IMG.
    • Feel free to re-establish your nation of Cyprus as independent next turn ~Von.
  • Scandinavia builds up its military and economy. Infrastructure is built up, connecting provincial capitals with the rest of the country. Nya Danmark expands by 2100 sq km. King Alfonse celebrates the fall of the Caliphate (It is this year, right?). Harald Nyborg (son of famous artist Bjørn Nyborg), a famed Scandinavian general most notably from his brilliance demonstrated in the war with Naples, joins the Russians in their quest for independence.
  • Venice builds its post-war economy and continues repairs. The colonies expand at half-rate, each expanding by 500 sq km. Detachments of men are sent to the already-fortified colonies to defend against any outside attack. The navy withdraws to the coast of friendly Portugal, near Algarve where they are under orders to assault any Caliphate or expatriate ship leaving the Straits.
    • No, because the Caliphate controls the Straits of Gibraltar and wouldn't let you pass in the first place. Venice's navy has been all but destroyed by the Caliphate as you lost Sicily, Greece, Gibraltar and other territories.
  • The Mahdi
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    The provinces of the Mahdiate at its greatest extent just before it broke up

    orders all province to expand and invade their neighbours, and soon all the nations the Mahdiate borders are invaded (just so you notice this important fact). Meanwhile, the Mahdi continues to march into Brandenburg and eventually reaches and sets siege to Berlin. As the Muslim year ends the Mahdi's armies continue to siege Berlin, but fighting stops that day as everybody holds their breath for the Day of Judgment, even some Christians. However, like any other day, the day passes. And an enraged group of officers storm into the Mahdi's tent at the siege of Berlin demanding answers about his predictions being wrong. The Mahdi explains some new stuff to buy some time and demands his officers to go back to besieging Berlin. The situation is calmed but people begin to grow wary of the Mahdi and Isa getting their religious predictions wrong. Eventually a few days later, through the use of a large catapult, Berlin's walls are breached and the Mahdi leads a cavalry charge into the city to destroy the city. However, as he leads the charge through the destroyed wall, an arrow strikes the Mahdi in the heart. He falls off his horse dead. The charge continues as the enraged soldiers still loyal to the Mahdi vow to kill every Christian in Germany to avenge the Mahdi. Isa (Jesus) soon takes control of the army following the Mahdi's death. Isa holds a speech to rally his new army and he orders Berlin to be burnt to the ground. However, with the seemingly divine Mahdi killed and Isa demanding violence, a group of officers challenge Isa to prove his divinity during the speech. Isa fiddles about a bit telling the officers they are blasphemous but the feeling of lies begins to grow in the crowd as they demand to see a miracle performed. Isa attempts to do one but fails, and the angry soldiers arrest Isa and kill him upon learning he is a blasphemous non-divine liar of a leader. Now leaderless and their cause for war gone, the Mahdi's army's leaders begin to quarrel about who should take over. This lack of leadership allows the Christian armies defending Berlin to push back the Muslim army and defeat it. Now with the seemingly divine and unbeatable army defeated, news spreads quickly throughout the Mahdiate as Mahdi Islam is disproved and is seen as fake. As the Mahdiate learns they have been lied to my the Mahdi, all of the various peoples, nations, provinces, factions, religions and armies of the Mahdiate rebel all trying to seize power. The Mahdi Islamists try to hold onto power but they quickly lose control, and the Mahdiate falls into civil disarray.
    • Hooray! Its gone! :D
    • Dude, the algorithm doesn't even permit getting anywhere near Berlin.
  • Before Berlin, With Vecheslav Romanov as a General, the Novgorodian navy and bogatyrs are ordered to launch an invasion of Caliphal Novgorod. Their first target, Svyato-Nicolaevsk (city of St Nicholas), the former naval HQ, located at OTL st petrsburg. The Novgorodians had the element of surprise. The Fleet of Power and Retrobution, as it is now called, an amalgamation of all of Novgorod's Bogatyrs, heads the invasion. The ten ships, carrying over 6000 marines and soldiers, 2000 cavalry, and 500 guns (artillery), take the city by storm, slaughtering any and all Caliphal officials, and all Muslims that tried to escape to avoid news spreading quick of Svayto-nicolaevsk's liberation. The Mastermind of this victory, is Vecheslav Romanov, Now appointed after his victory as Voevoda of the Novgorodian Military, the highest honor below commander-in-chief, and in times of need such as these, effectively the Posadnik. In the next two weeks, the druzhinas of Novgorod are raised, as they repel all 'Red Rose' attacks. The weapon stashes are unlocked, and an army of 50 000 strong storm the city of Novgorod, evicting the city of all Caliphal troops, the governor of Novgorod, once again, is killed, but this time, of a black powder bomb designed by the Russians for that sole purpose. They kill or capture all officials of the Mahdi, but the city came at a cost, the grand prince, Nicolas, is shot in the belly in the Muslims' final retreat out of the city. After he was shot, Vecheslav evicts them out of the city with heavy losses to their side, and when he want to pursue them ,the Grand Prince stops him, "let them run, let them tell their victory to the false prophet and the antichrist, so that he will know, and so that Orthodox Russia will kill him and his kind". He dies in a Thanksgiving liturgy, taking his last communion and being absolved for all his sins via the holy unction, almost immediately canonized as a saint. Vecheslav Romanov, who was at the Grand Prince's side duing their attack, is hailed by the citizens of Novgorod as their new Grand Prince, and as the Veche bell rings on that day, he is proclaimed by the ancient rights, Of Novgorod and Pskov, Grand Prince, Prince of Sibir and of Kazan, and of the Urals, Kanada and Novorossiya, Lord. Druzhinas are raised by messengers from Romanov, commanded by his generals.I thought and hoped that I didn't need to copy paste this from 74 to 75 ... it gave so much more effect because it happened in 1574!!!! Goddamit! Anyway, I guess that`s how the cookie crumbles.
    • Okay, but remember no where isn't just going to give up and agree to be taken over by your new nation. Other Russian cities will want to rise up and have their own empires, leftover Muslim armies will form a state or two, other ethnic groups will form their own nations, etc. Hence, I've taken some of your stuff out of that post. Your new nation is still restricted to Novgorod and St. Petersburg and the territories in-between the two. A mere two-three generations ago, those other Russian places were independent and now they can be independent again. THEY AREN'T GOING TO GIVE IT UP! They don't care that you used to run the joint, they can now run the joint so they're going to try doing so. I'm sick of telling you this. If I need to do it again, you'll be a mere city-state again and I'll make Russia as fragmented as the HRE ~Von.
    • 'WE REALIZE THIS. Von, all that is being freed here is the portions of Russia that are ethnic Russians, who have been part of the Federation for 100 years and Russian for over 500-1000, who are in the Center of the bloody Federation. And, two-three generations ago? What the hell? Finally, all of Ethnic Russia will stay Russian. you ruled Russia for five years - no new Russians were born who believed that they were not part of the Federation. To misquote Gorbachev; "Those who do not miss the Federation have no heart. Those who do not want it back have no brain." Basically, every Russian who's cognizant of that fact (that he is Russian) has lived in the Federation and SEES HIMSELF AS A RUSSIAN. Now, this doesn't apply to the Khanates or those areas which have not been part of Russia for more than a generation, they will break away - Poland will have a massive civil war - but Novgorod and Muscovy will have pretty much the same amount of land they had at the start of the Federation. All we need is a couple of Invasions. '
    • You do understand nationalism didn't exist at the time, and that loyalty was loyalty to the king. Pskov and Nizhny Novgorod will be the same as Veliki, Novgorod and Moscow.
  • Apache: The Apache expand 40 sq mi southward and 25 sq mi to the East all spearheaded by the Warrior Society.
  • Rajputana begins to recover from the devastation caused by the Caliphate's invasion but the government remains mostly intact because Sanapana the capital never fell. The army regroups but is some what smaller due to the intense bloodshed. The dishearted Muslims in the south and east begin to fall back. Many forced converts to Islam throughout India return to their native Hinduism or convert the new Sikh religion.
  • Burgundy: The beginning of the downfall of the once unstoppable Caliphate surprises many. Cyprus royals and Byzantium's are offered alliance to take advantage of the fall of their greatest enemy. While this, the lefevrist continue gaining land in the Kappelist revolted nations, Military build up, infrastructure and Economics are worked on. Charles continues seeking a royal marriage. While this, several paths are built along the Kingdom, colonies expand Neu Antwerp 850 sq km, Venezuela 500 sq km, Antilia expands 750 sq km, Argentium 500 sq km, Brasilea 850 sq km, Nouvelle Dijon expands 250 sq km and Nouveau Charlesopolis 250 sq km, the Anarcadier expands 250 sq km.
    • In Poland, the Great Insurrection is announced in May. The war initially goes well, with Warsaw being freed, but two months later, when the Mahdi dies, the Caliphal armies collapse. With hundreds of thousands of Red Hand militants and Druzhinas attacking them, they are forced to retreat to the coast, where they find that the Polish Navy has overtaken the ships (The Caliphals didn't destroy this, they then comandeered it). Trapped and surrounded, they attempt a desperate last stand, where nearly 200,000 Caliphals stand against a Polish army of one million (many of these are farmers and so on, who are helping the regulars and the Red Hand. But they're trained by the Druzhina, so that's OK, then). In the insuing battle, around 30,000 Caliphals manage to sneak past the army and flee to Crimea, around 20,000 manage to flee via sea. The remaining 150,000 are either killed in the battle, the days after, or drown in the Black Sea, where thousands attempted to swim after the last Caliphal ships left. However, those leaving on ships are then tracked down by the navy and, after a battle, sunk. Many of those heading to Crimea are also killed, either in passing through Poland, Muscovy, or by the rebelling forces of Crimea. Of the 750,000 soldiers occupying Poland, barely 50,000 survive to make it back the Caliphate. There, though, the good news ends. Following the Great Battle of the Coast, the Secessionists and Federationists in the army turn on each other. The navy is almost entirely Secessionist, the Red Hand almost entirely Federationist, and the Druzhinas are split down the middle, though around 60% are Secessionists. The tension begins to be alleviated as talks are arranged. However, the assassination of the Tsar then throws everything off. In response to this, the Federationists kill three prominent Secessionists, leading to a civil war. The Eastern and Northern third of the country is Federationist, while the rest is Secessionist. The Royal family, forced out of Warsaw, into Muscovy, decides to give Novgorod the next nomination for Tsardom.
    • In Muscovy, the Great Insurrection is announced, in late April. Unlike in Poland, here there are many places for the 'Red Rose' and the Caliphals to flee to, but without the Secessionist-Federationist tension, the Muscovian units work together much better. All those suspected of being 'Red Rose' militants are put to death by impalement; a pole, around five feet high, with a spike on the end, is fixed to the ground, and the militant is then pushed on top of it. Once the skin is penetrated, he is left there, as gravity slowly pushes him down. The lucky ones are killed fast, as the spike penetrates their heart or lungs; most languish such for hours, or even days, until they slip into death. Not all are executed so, though, as it is an extremely slow process. Others are killed by having boiling water poured on them until they die, or by chopping off portions of his body until he bleeds out. The soldiers, meanwhile, are either tortured executed with the sword, or covered in alcohol or boiling oil, then burnt alive. However, many of the outer provinces, including much of the Nogai, and all Muscovian Sibir break away. The main Ryazan- Muscovy-Tver-Ivansgrad area doesn't break away, as they are all ethnic Russians ... and of course, there are a million Muscovian troops standing around there.
      • So two million troops in 16 million people. That's an eighth of the population. You'll be glad to see your population starve, I assume.
      • That's not how it's going to go about. Saamwiil, the Humble 22:56, January 8, 2013 (UTC)
      • Guns, that was a bit ridiculous with the numbers and not on time. Logically, the taking of Novgorod would increase Russian morale to the point where they could rise up. When I take back my territory by force, I will have an army of 100 000 strong. You could, theoretically, draft one million people, but it would be highly difficult to do. and yes, the starving population is also something. Remember how I said that only 25% of Muslims would be willing? That's why. They don't want to have families starve. And we can talk population later. Having an army of two million in the 15th century is not very plausible because you have to raise the army. You can have two million fight overtime total, but not all at once.-Lx (leave me a message) 02:02, January 9, 2013 (UTC)
  • Papal States: The Pope continues his conversion efforts, and most of the heretics have now found the true path of Christ. Meanwhile, the Pope is glad to hear word of the Caliphate's civil disarray, and explains to the people that such a militant heresy cannot withstand itself. He offers refuge to the Christian peoples from the Caliphate that wish to flee the violence, and even the Muslims who wish to escape the hardships of Islam and the Caliphate (who would have to be converted, of course). Colonial expansion also continues, as the economy picks up from the great amount of crops grown and materials brought back. As well, in accordance with recent slavery concerns, the Pope creates a Papal bull that prohibits the Catholic nations of Europe from using Native Indians as slaves.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria and New Harbin colonies by 500 sq km each.

1576

Principia Moderni II Map 1576

The world in 1576 following the caliphate break up and emergence of new states

The Dimuratis officially re-establish their independence. Other nations declare independence from the Caliphate too, including the Christian Kingdom of Sicily, Cyprus, the Confederation of Greece, Bosnia, Montenegro, the Grand Duchy of Bohemia (under a new moderate Kappelist leadership), Lithuanian Kingdom, Moscow, Novogorod, Ryazan, Sibir Khanate, the Sultanate of the Ottomans, Emirate of Shaybah, Republic of Comchellak, Sultanate of Bengal, the Sultanate of Ganjanan and the Emirate of Crimea. Other nations invade the crumbling Caliphate to take territory for themselves, too, including Granada, Königsberg, Rajaputana, Tibet, Zunghar, Uyghur and Ternate. Otherwise, other nations are trying to emerge from the rubble of the Caliphate and most of the world remains in anarchy.

A man officially declares himself the Shah of a re-formed Persian Empire. He seizes control of the site of the ancient capital of Persepolis, intending to restore it as a symbol of his power. Until then he takes the city of ------- as his capital.

You are fixated on the Dimuratis O_o... Also, isn't Persepolis a small bit too far from the Dimurats to get to? Also, I don't think any large empire will result immediately like this, for plausibility sakes.

That's another nation. It's a new Persian Empire, not Dimurat. That's still mostly in Central Asia. And how many times do I have to correct the denonym for Dimurat. It's Dimurati, not Dimurat. You call people from Iraq Iraqis, not simply Iraq.

Some of the coastal areas of Poland, particularly the ones which used to be part of the short-lived Kingdom of Prussia, join the city-state of Königsberg.

  • Portugal's economy improves. Meawhile, in Brasil, São Vicente expands 700 sq km along the Tietê, and Nhoesembé expands 500 sq km inland. Meanwhile in Antília, Santo Amaro continues expanding along the Merrimaque, this time 1000 sq km being taken. Meanwhile, on Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1100 sq km along the Paraná and 1100 sq km inland west from Santa Fé.
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and continue to help the Fujiwara fight against the Rokkaku and Mononobe clans and by the Eighth Month, both the Rokkaku and Mononobe clans are defeated and are annexed into the Satomi, and by the Ninth Month the Fujiwara clan joins into the Satomi clan while still getting to rule their own area under the Satomi. The Honda and Tsugaru clans continues war against the Akechi and Imagawa clans. Empress Hakurei dies and the Satomi clan pays their respects, and soon Emperor Hatsuhiko takes the throne. In the Eleventh Month, Satomi Hidefumi decides to step down and Satomi Kimiyasu takes power as the leader of the Satomi clan. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 400 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 400 km.
  • Scandinavia builds up its military and economy. Infrastructure is built up, connecting provincial capitals with the rest of the country. Nye Norge expands by 2100 sq km. Harald Nyborg remains in Russia and leads the charges alongside Novgorodian general Romanov. He, too, witnessed the death of Grand Prince Nicolas. King Alfonse returns to Portugal. With the threat of Caliphate invasion gone, he leaves happily. In his place he leaves his wife Queen Selena of Bavaria as regent. The King and the regent refuse to recognize any other small Russian state, claiming that the Russian federation is whole.
  • OK, I seriously doubt anyone will care about the Russian Federation anymore. The Caliphate tore it to pieces and then tore apart the pieces.
  • Actually, no. Muscovy and Novgorod survived well. The population centers, anyway.
  • Venice builds its post-war economy and continues repairs. The colonies expand at half-rate, each expanding by 500 sq km. Detachments of men are sent to the already-fortified colonies to defend against any outside attack. Plans are drawn up to invade Gibraltar and Sicily to regain Venice's rightful territory.
  • Prince Elector Wilhelm himself leads a massive charge as the Mahdi dies at the end of the year, with the Germans reinvigorated, slaughtering the masses of invading Muslims. They are pushed back all the way to the border as Wilhelm orders a further push into Poland. The death toll on the enemy side rises exponentially as the great crusade against the falsehood of the blasphemers continues. Neu Berlin expands 2100 sq km. (1000 of the sq km are across Lake Erie and onto the OTL Canadian coast and the rest is south as usual. This will continue from now on, going back and forth in in which direction receives more area expanded into.)
  • Apache: The Apache army is standerized throughout the nation and the Warrior Society is the Elite Guard of the Great Warchief. Then comes the army who is headed by the Minor Warchief and most of the army is paid. Army# 6500 Warrior Society# 800
  • Pol al-Jakub, through a series of both violent and peaceful negotiations, becomes the United Polish State. (UPS). There are three kings: one being Orthodox, another Muslim and the other Kappelist. Under them there are 170 seat senate, with the most seats, 90 are reserved for Orthodox, 60 for Muslims and 20 for Kappelist. The Muslims, being awkwardly placed geographically in Poland (dominant in the middle, large minority in north), are extremely submissive to the early laws passed. The Red Hand makes many attacks on the non-dominant Muslim communities of the North.
  • How is this possible? Muslim and Christian Kings in the same place?
  • No side has that much leverage, the Muslims are astute, however, and know their large population won't keep them alive for long.
  • Regardless, it wouldn't happen.
  • Not a king in a conventional sense. They can be elected and taken out of office, they basically represent each religious faction.
  • Muslims throughout the Russian dominant states flee to UPS, Sibir and the Nogai. Many of the Muslims invading other countries retreat to UPS.
  • A member of the Qoyunlu clan called Habib Khan, a great general forms Cilicia. However, by mid year it is clear that he cannot control all the territory and it soon splits up into numerous successor states which all are nominally under his figurehead. However, he exerts almost no power from his base in Qoyedi (that state which encompasses a small bit of Crimea and West Qoyunlu). (Easter Mangyastau should b
    My Post Caliph

    This map was made before this moment in the Caliphate, anyhow this is how it should appear on the map for a few hundred years.

    e included in three separate states. Besides, the southern part of Iraq is Independent. Please put each one separately on the map, as supposed to civil disarray. If you need for me to list every one of them separately I can.
    • I hope that's not a real map. Because everything is wrong.
    • The only thing that should be copied from this is the states that are a part of Cilicia. Otherwise, yes, it is completely wrong.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria and New Harbin colonies by 500 sq km each.
  • The Emirate of Granada sends an explorer to seek the riches of this so-called "New World". Elsewhere, an emissary is sent into OTL Middle East to ask for alliance and trade pacts with the broken down Caliphate succesor states.
  • Cyprus guerrillas manage to take more land. Upon hearing of the Caliphate's civil disarray, the Cypriot guerrillas move in and take the island. All Caliphate sympathisers are immediately slaughtered. The royal family of Cyprus is invited back to Cyprus itself. Cyprus also manages to take the island of Rhodes, also in civil disarray at the time.
    • Burgundy: we want to offer an alliance to take the Holy lands.
  • Not without an algorithm you don't.
  • The Mayan Empire continues expanding west along the Likin River. Katrina is married to Ferdinand of Burgundy. Kinich is dissatisfied with the growing Catholic population, so he commissions several known Catholics to sail north and establish a colony for Catholics. The new colony, established in OTL Monterey, is called Haven, for the safety it grants the Mayan Catholics. Xaman expands south by 1000 km. Orthodoxy continues expanding, and Catholicism booms in the new colony.
    • You posted already...
    • Whoops
  • The United Kingdoms of Bavaria and Thuringia: The end of the war is celebrated heartily. The Catholic Bishop of Munchen holds a mass in honour of the brave German fighters. The Bishop mentions that the Madhi's death proves that Islam is a lie and the One, Holy Apostolic Catholic Church is the only way into heaven. The Bavarian Bankgruppe offers to fund the repairs in and around Berlin and Brandenburg. The Bank also offers loans to other Christian nations to help repair in the aftermath. Troops return home in a large celebratory Gala in praise of the Christian victory, though many families mourn their lost. TUKBT asks the Pope for permission to fund Catholic missionaries into former Caliphate lands.
    • UPS asks the help of Kappelist nations in its war against Brandenburg in exchange for future assistance. (Mod - please do for NPC Kappelist if or if not)
    • Papal Diplomacy: The Pope agrees to the funding, and sends many of his own men to help Bavarian missionaries.
  • France: The Invasion of the Duchies of Brittany and Normandy continues, in an effort to expand French territory. An explorer, Thomas Moreau, son of a Lieutenant of the Armée is selected by the King for his academics, and for his intelligence and knowledge of the geography of Europe. He is trained and selected to captain the Aventure to the New World, with the expedition to start next year.
    • Where is your algorithm?
  • The state of Gibratar is formed consisting of Fez region, Morocco and Gibraltar itself. It works on its navy. (fed may strike this)
    • I thought that you controlled the Qonyulus.
    • No. Granada, which has just beaten off a Caliphate invasion, would continue to push the Caliphate out of Europe and claim Gibraltar for itself.
  • The Swahili push on with their conquests, this time 1500 km of land. They push on with their naval development as well.
    • Which Swahili? There's a few, you could do with a nation name.
  • The Emirate of Shaybah declares independence from the Caliphate following the death of Emir Yazid bin Said (died age 75) and his son Emir Osama bin Said becomes Emir aged 37. His eldest 13 year old son Muhammad is nearly killed by Mahdi Islamist loyalists following Shaybah's declaration of independence. Fortunately young Muhammad survives and Emir Osama has the rest of the Mahdi Islamist loyalists killed, citing the failure of the Mahdi to conform with the prophecies and the Mahdiate being a fake, blasphemous one. Emir Osama begins to spread the true Sunni Islam faith which he believes to be the right one, and starts to invade former Oman province after hearing many Omanis are turning away from religion all together, using the Mahdi as an example of Islam just being used by rulers to control people.
  • The merchant colonists of the Comchellak colony hear that the news that the Mahdi is a fraud and a group of wealthy merchants stage a rebellion to form a new independent republic of Comchellak. The merchant rebellion leaders establish a Ruling council for them to rule their new republic from, with each council member being declared Sheik of one of the republic's constituent 14 Sheikdoms which form the entire republic. The new republic launches an invasion of the Seychelles Islands which didn't join the rebellion, the invasion led by three wealthy merchant allies of the current 14 Sheiks who plan to take over these islands to become the next three Sheiks of the republic.
  • As Gujarat, Koli and Deccan continue to be ruled by anarchy, a powerful Koli general manages to seize control of all of Koli province. He declares himself to be Sultan of the new Sultanate of Ganjanan, and he separates Ganjaan from the Caliphate as an independent nation. Ganjaan quickly goes on the offensive annexing parts of Gujarat and Deccan into Ganjaan.
  • A wealthy Sicilian aristocrat leads the rebellion against the Muslim occupiers of Sicily. His victory his helped by all of the island's Christian populace rising up to remove the Muslims from the island. Most of the Muslims retreat in search of greener pastures, with most of them heading to Malta, Pelagie Islands, Pantelleria or Tunisia. This aristocrat declares himself as the new ruler of Sicily and forms the Dukedom of Sicily. He appropriates the Pope to have his rule recognised and offers his Dukedom to become a vassal of the Papal states. This is mainly due to his small military and the threat of more Muslim attacks if they try to retake Sicily.
    • Papal Diplomacy: The Pope is happy to vassalize the island, and ensures the Duke that he will protect Sicily in the event of war.
  • A Muslim Turkish admiral called Barbaros flees Sicily taking many fleeing troops with him on his fleet too. Admiral Barbaros then organises his fleet and invades Malta. With the help of the armies he saved from Sicily, he massacres the island's inhabitants and declares it to be the Sultanate of Hayreddin. Hayreddin is mostly a pirate nation, attacking any and all shipping it can which passes near its island home. Hayreddin then goes and invades the Pelagie Islands and Pantelleria annexing them all into Hayreddin; quickly making the Strait of Sicily a no-go zone for trade ships.
  • The leader of Crimea province loses most of his province to rebels, not having any more Caliph to rule over him, the former provincial leader declares himself to be Emir of an independent Crimea and establishes his Emirate of Crimea successor state.
  • Many of the Greek cities rebel against Muslim rule, and quickly the Muslims retreat back to northern Greece, Crete or Anatolia as central Greece becomes unruleable for the weakened Muslim rulers. These Greek cities eventually meet up and agree to an alliance similar to that of the Holy Roman Empire, thus establishing the confederation of Greece.
  • Seizing its chance for independence, Lithuania breaks away from the Caliphate as the former Lithuanian King redeclares his authority over Lithuania, a Lithuania free of any outside control, be it Muslim, Polish, German or Russian. Lithuania forms an alliance with neighbouring Königsberg as the two nations seek to help each other recover from the devastating wars with the Muslims.
  • Burgundy: At the Downfall of the Caliphate, many lefevrists And Catholics present the idea to the Councils to launch and invasion of the Holy lands to take it back to Christendom. While this, the marriage between Katrina and Ferdinand brings Joy to the Burgundians as the Union between one of their great allies and Burgundy is seen as an outstanding event. While this, Anna continues seeking for a royal marriage within Europe. Lefevrist continue gaining land in the Kappelist revolted nations. Military build up, infrastructure and Economics are worked on. Charles continues seeking a royal marriage. While this, several paths are built along the Kingdom, colonies expand Neu Antwerp 850 sq km, Venezuela 500 sq km, Antilia expands 750 sq km, Argentium 500 sq km, Brasilea 850 sq km, Nouvelle Dijon expands 250 sq km and Nouveau Charlesopolis 250 sq km, the Anarcadier expands 250 sq km. While this, Cyprus, Aragon, France, Northumbria, and Venice are asked to launch an Invasion of the Holy Lands to Push the unworthy of the lands of God.
    • Oh, come on. It's not 1030 anymore, is it. The crusader spirit is mostly gone from Europe, and although some would return, I don't believe anyone would be up to even more warring.
    • If you noticed, the ones I mentioned are extremely Christian, have alliances with me, or have been assaulted during the Caliphate. So, despite not a desire to fight, there would be anger at them, so they could choose to aid, but I don't think they would, though - maybe Cyprus but the rest not really .
    • They're still not going on a war for the H'oly Land. They'd be going for reclaiming their territories.
    • Cyprus already did it, France is invading Normandy and Brittanny while Aragon just waits for nothing and Northumbria tries to retake England,
  • Syrian Emir Sim'an returns from New Mecca (while hiding his family in the area still) with a small corps of favourable troops, and reaches Eliat, where he proclaims a west-friendly Kingdom of the Levant. Soon enough most of Syria and Palestine, as well as several parts of Iraq (if it is not a problem for other Muslim players) declare allegiance to Sim'an, given his popularity pre-Mahdi. Many Muslims begin abandoning Islam and religion.
  • Sim'an's cousin, the Khedive of New Mecca Ismail ibn Yazid takes another ship from Bidyt Remenkemi and lands on the Sinai. There he proclaims the Kingdom of the Maghreb, also pro-Western and trade-oriented. Alexandria and Cairo submit to him, as does the former Khedivate and New Alexandria, whilst much of the south remains in the hands of another pretender, Saddam ibn Marwan, a local Abuid leader.
  • A descendant from the claimant Abu, Abu ibn Hussayn rises in Mecca, proclaiming a new Caliphate. This Caliphate is soon limited to Mecca and Medina, while the rest of the Hijaz remains in anarchy. Weak and poor, Abu can't do anything about it.
  • Ibrahim bin Hussein in Yemen resurfaces, with a lot of northern Yemen and western Hadramaut swearing his allegiance. Sabah is established, with a lot of Sim'an's policies. Soon enough, however, Ibrahim plans to join with his cousin into a single nation.
  • The Negus of Ethiopia faces many rebellions until finally the Negus is deposed in favour of his Christian cousin. He is crowned and Ethiopia is reborn. A lot of Nubia proclaims its allegiance for the Negus.
  • Rajputana continues to recover from the war with the Caliphate and many people convert to Sikhism and even a few convert to Hinduism because many of the Muslims have given up on Islam. Rajputana consolidates its gains and rebuilds infrastructure destroyed in the war. Rajputana tentatively sends a treaty of friendship and commerce to the nation of Ganjaan hopeing to have cordial relations with other Indian states and have an ally in the region.
  • GROAN! With the great insurrection in Novgorod, and the collapse of Poland, Muscovy's government rises back once more, returning from Scandinavia. They still claim that the Federation is whole, and to back this up, march into the city of Ryazan, where a warlord had attempted to control the city. However, he was shot down by several members of the Muscovian Druzhina, who then sustained the city and area until the Muscovian troops arrived. Similar actions occur all over the nation with almost half a million troops (according to historical Atlas, Russia had a population of 15 million in 1600 - that doesn't count Poland). As control slowly begins to develop over Muscovy, with the help of the Red Hand, the situation in Poland is realized. The size of Muscovy is now about that in the year 1500. When it is revealed that Brandenburg has attacked Poland - which, according to the government, is still part of the Federation - supplies are secretly sent to ensure Brandenburgish defeat.
  • Novgorodian forces are summed up from around the old territory. The Novgorodian druzhina becomes 100 000 men strong, as men form villages are given locations of weapon stashes and rendezvous points to assemble the armies. and letters are sent out to all the Novgorodian lands to pledge allegiance to the grand prince and the Tsar. The Army concentrates east, and when the kazan are reluctant to relinquish their power, the city is taken by force, and their leader forced to convert. Novgorod has almost taken back all of its lands from before, many military staying behind to preserve order to the unlawlessness. about another 40 000 military are raised by the end of the year, bringing the total military and druzhina up to about 110 000 men(with 30 000 stayed behind as police). The Novgorodian territories in the east are all taken back by the end of the year. Now time to consolidate the west, where they are more reluctant.

1577

Principia Moderni II Map 1577

The caliphate break-up as of 1577

The mostly Slavic population on eastern Lithuania revolts. The revolt is successful, and the region breaks away from Lithuania, forming a kingdom with capital in Minsk. Meanwhile, three other states form on the Dnieper area, being centered on the cities of Kiev, Chernigov and Pereyaslavl. And to the west of these three states, a powerful warlord forms the Kingdom of Donbass.

Mangystau reappears as its former royal family re-establish their Khanate, albeit at a much smaller size. Another Khanate forms to the north of the Caspian too, it is the Khanate of Cosapact

A new Albanian nation rises from the chaos of the collapsed Caliphate. It has a war with Montnegro over some disputed territory, a war which it wins, annexing the territory into Albania. Meanwhile, to the north of Albania, a new Serbian Kingdom appears under the rule of a new dynasty of Serb Kings.

The Persian Empire continues expanding through OTL Southern Iran. The Shah begins his project to rebuild the ancient city of Persepolis to resume its place as the capital of Persia. The reconstruction is centred around the palace, which is among the first to be rebuilt.

A charismatic leader manages to unite the Romanian-speaking states of Moldavia, Transylvania and Wallachia through war and diplomacy against regional warlords into a new Kingdom of Romania. The new Romanian Kingdom vassalizes the divided remnants of eastern Hungary as the Duchy of Árpád following negotiations. A Bulgarian warlord also meets with the new Romanian government to discuss his Bulgarian state becoming an ally of Romania. Romania agrees and helps the Bulgar Principality of Silistra to establish itself. However, Romania looks to this Bulgar warlord as oppressing Romanians in his region which the King secretly sees as part of Romania. An invasion begins to be planned.

Yeah... There was no nationalism back then. I thought it was agreed no empires would result from the break up, too.
Romania only wants OTL Romania, and Persia is slowly taking back OTL Iran. The rebuilding of Persepolis is a political move designed to show the power of the new Persia. I agreed to Von's plan regarding Dimurat because he promised that they would return with a vengeance. You allow centuries of the Caliphate's nonsense but tear apart all my recent mod events regarding the pieces of it.
Yes, but the Dimurats still wouldn't spread as quickly as you'd like them to.
umm... The slavic portion of Lithuania is part of Novgorod...and was since 1482 until the anarchy that was Caliphate. The Novgorodian prince proclaimed himself the ruler in '75.
Places rebel away because places want to rule themselves. I'm sick of telling you this. So what if you used to rule that place!
  • Portugal's economy improves. Meanwhile in Antília, Santo Amaro expands 700 sq km inland, and São Tomé expands 600 sq km north. In Loanda, Benguela expands 900 sq km, and in Brasil, São Vicente expands 600 sq km inland along the Tietê. In Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 800 sq km along the Paraná river, and 800 west inland.
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Kimiyasu begins planning. The Honda and Tsugaru clans continues war against the Akechi and Imagawa clans. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 400 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 400 km.
  • Apache: A currency is adopted and all tribes are forced to use it instead of traditional barter. The action was taken to better unite the tribes under one ruler who is giving himself more and more power everyday. Great Warchief Govind.
  • The Emirate of Granada still has no word back from the expedition. No word is heard from the Middle East as well. Also, what is this State of Gibraltar?
    • The State of Gibraltar was an attempted state but it fell and got annexed by you, Granada. No need to worry about it now.
  • Poland works on getting things back under control. By the end of the year, Alfonso (Orthodox), Bismarck (Kappelist), Ahmedali (Muslim, the musician), are elected kings by the first congress which convened on November. (I'm going to write a formal constitution soon.
  • Brandenburg expands its military and economy. Wilhelm returns from Poland, insisting to the people that it was merely a show of brute strength of force, as the Caliphate was merely being pushed back across the border. Nothin' personal, you know? He asks for status quo ante bellum as he didn't know that Poland would have an organized independent government. (Neither did I.) Neu Berlin expands 1100 sq km south and 1000 sq km across Lake Erie. Deutschestown is founded in the location of OTL Toronto.
  • I hate to inform you, but Scandinavia owns that peninsula (I think that's what it is) since 1532 - ever since the war with the Huron.
  • Two things: #1: That's not on the map. #2: You're thinking of the wrong place. #3: That war was probably retconned by mod decree, as you neither border them nor can you reach them by sea.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria and New Harbin colonies by 500 sq km each.
  • Cyprus tries to exploit the position of the Caliphate breakup by attacking Crete. The churches ruined by the Caliphate begin to be rebuilt.
  • Papal States: The Pope passes away this year, and thousands mourn the loss of the leader that helped defeat the heresy in Europe. Pope Caius II, born in Aragon, is elected. He assures the people that he will continue the measures to prevent a Muslim invasion of the States, and continues to fund the navy in Sicily. He gives glory to God for His will in dismembering the Caliphate, who tried to spread the immoral, militant and heretic faith by the sword. Colonial expansion continues, as the colonialists convert the majority of the island of St. Peter. The Pope meets with several converted Indians, who express their gratitude for their hospitality, and the tools and techniques they acquired from the colonialists. The Pope also blesses missionaries to the Goa region of India, to try to spread the Catholic faith in Europe in the Muslim disarray. If the missionaries do not face much trouble with the natives, the Pope considers starting an outpost in the region, to improve with trade.
  • The Kingdom of Sicily builds up its military with help from the Papal States. They mourn for the loss of the Pope but cheer for the new Pope. Sicily also rebuilds several of the ruined cities and churches too.
  • The Mayan Empire expands west along the Likin River. Xaman expands south by 2000 km and Haven exands northeast by 1000 km. Orthodoxy and Catholicism both continue gaining prominence. Trade is increased in Europe, hoping to spark a demand for Mayan goods and wares.
    • Novgorod will send more missionaries to spread Orthodoxy over Catholicism, and offer the current Mayan Inca (I think that it what the emperor's title is but I am not sure) to convert to Orthodoxy, and offer to send a bishop to become Metropolitan of Antillio-America and beg them to stop human sacrifice altogether.
  • Sim'an continues marching north through Judea, being greeted in Gaza in March and in Jerusalem by November. Meanwhile in Syria, several minor Christian dukes swear their allegiance to Sim'an, noticing his pro-Christian policies and hoping to gain power. Soon enough, most of the major cities of Syria are under Levantine control. Sim'an, seeing his victory being imminent, begins drawing up plans for the conquest of Mesopotamia.
  • Ibrahim ibn Hussein, the King of Yemen, continues an expansion of the government into Yemen. Messengers are also sent to Syria in order to merge the two nations, as, in Ibrahim's own words, "our coffers and people would benefit of a union".
  • The Khedive marches south on Luxor, while Abu continues establishing large amounts of resistance in Edfou. In the north, an advisor of Egypt proposes the Khedive he and Egypt join his brother's Levantine union, while the Maghreb is left alone as a puppet. The Khedive agrees.
  • Emir Osama bin Said of Shaybah leads his armies as invades the warring Omani sheikdoms and warlords. He continues to preach about the divinity of Sunni Islam and the blasphmous nature of Mahdi Islam and atheism. He expands the military of Shaybah as it takes over the rest of Hadramaut, Socotra and parts of Oman. Emir Osama expresses great concern to his generals about the growing loss of Islam across Arabia, but secretly his generals plot to overthrow him as they see him a member of a by-gone era of Islam.
  • The Republic of Comchellak annexes the rest of the Seychelles Islands so three more Sheikdoms join the republic. The 17 Sheiks write up a constitution for their new republic this year, and focus on building up the republic's navy to keep the maritime republic connected together and safe from pirates.
  • Ganjaan expands a bit more into Deccan and but the leadership of Ganjaan begin to quarrel over the future of Islam in their nation.
  • The Sultanate of Hayreddin builds up its military as the nation continues to attack any and all ships passing through the straights of Sicily, which Hayreddin claims to be its own territory.
  • Scandinavia builds up its military and economy. Infrastructure is built up, connecting provincial capitals with the rest of the country. Nya Danmark expands by 2100 sq km.
  • Venice builds its post-war economy and continues repairs. The colonies expand at full-rate, each expanding by 1000 sq km. Detachments of men are sent to the already-fortified colonies to defend against any outside attack. Plans are drawn up to invade Gibraltar and Sicily to regain Venice's rightful territory.
    • Venice - I thought we were allied, are you betraying me? Willster22 (User talk:Willster22) 04:06, January 10, 2013 (UTC)
    • Sicily is a vassal under the Pope, requested by the Duke. Do you really want to war with a fellow Catholic nation for an island? ChrisL123 (talk) 04:11, January 10, 2013 (UTC)
    • This Gibraltar state was retconned. And, What Chris said above. If you want to regain Venetian territory, start with Malta.--Collie Kaltenbrunner (talk) 08:28, January 10, 2013 (UTC)
  • China expands its military.
  • Ottoman Empire: Military buildup continues as fast as possible.
  • Byzantine Empire: Military buildup continues
    • A Greek state has already formed, and the Byzantine Empire wasn't restored again.
  • Montenegro: Military buildup continues.
  • Albania: Military buildup continues.
  • Serbia: Military buildup continues.
  • Rajputana expands the military and continues to recover from the war with the Caliphate. More people convert to Sikhism and Hinduism. a treaty of friendship is sent to Ganjaan.
    • Ganjaan accepts.
  • Muscovy continues to expand into the lawless areas around it, gobbling up almost 1000 km. Seeing further dissent in Ryazan, Muscovy launches into a war to regain that. The vassal state of Rostov is de-annexed and restored to that position. When the war ends, Muscovy will be the size that it was at the time of the Federation, minus the Polish territories. The Druzhina has grown up to almost 120,000 men, as the Red hand is incorporated into it, though the incorporation is not yet done.
  • Hearing of the City of Minsk's Betrayal, The Grand Prince offers solace to all peasants fleeing the tyranny of the King of Minsk, and offers them support in case of rebellion, knowing that the east will require much more time and effort to reunite than the western territories, as they would generally be weaker. The Novgorodian Military gains many more weapons and 10 000 more men are raised bringing the druzhina to 120 000, called the logistical limit by Vecheslav. 20 000 forces that were put last year to consolidate the east are having much success. All the mosques save one in Novgorod are reconverted into churches, the one being the one mosque built in the newly designated "Duma and foreign quarter", a neighborhood of nice houses for the elected representatives of the Duma, located near the old Duma building, that now contains one Orthodox, Catholic, and Kappelist church, as well as one mosque. More contolrs are placed on Islam, because of the invasion.
  • Burgundy: Military is built up as well as infrastructure, economy and the navy is updated. Anna continues seeking for a royal marriage among the European population and an economic boom begins as traders from the Netherlands begin bringing goods from the Mayan Empire and the Atlantian-Antilian colonies. While this, several paths are built along the Kingdom, colonies expand Neu Antwerp 850 sq km, Venezuela 500 sq km, Antilia expands 750 sq km, Argentium 500 sq km, Brasilea 850 sq km, Nouvelle Dijon expands 250 sq km and Nouveau Charlesopolis 250 sq km, the Anarcadier expands 250 sq km. While this, Cyprus is offered an alliance, and plans to invade Anatolia are secretly drawn. Lefevrists continue gaining power, and Munster is divided into three, a Kappelist lefevrist state, a Pro-Burgundian State and an Archibishporic state under Burgundian protection, all of them being vassals of the kingdom, Charles begins looking for a royal marriage as well

1578

Principia Moderni II Map 1578

The new post-caliphate states are shown in this map

Another state forms in Smolensk. Farther south, three states form: Volhynia, centered on the city of Volodymyr, and Halych and Lviv, centered on the homonymous cities. Meanwhile, the former Russian vassal on the Baltic, splits itself into the Principalities of Tallinn and Riga. Both of them ally with Königsberg-Prussia. Many more new states establish themselves in Europe, Africa and Asia this year, as the Caliphate's former land is now almost completely divided up between new nation powers.

1. I re-established control over Pskov in '76 if not '75. So they would be rebelling away from an already stable and adequate repiblican Novgorodian governance, mostly because the caliphate united them in the first place, and it was easier to just do so already in one go (if you notice on the map, Novgorodian Red encompasses ex-Pskovian territory). 2. When Baltica was under my control, I divided it into the Provinces of Riga, and Eesti (centered in Talinn), so it would make more sense to split Baltica into Eesti (Estonian for Estonia) and Riga, not Dorpat and Riga. Just a minor thing.

I reversed that part, although I don't think that you should take those arbitrary Caliphatine divisions into account. Moscow, for example, is basically in a square form according to those divisions.
Guns and I will probably sign a treaty or something to get the old borders back, anyway.
Also, I did not realise this until somebody posted a map, but what are the states in former Novgorodian territory? I saw no mention of the former Novgorodian states fragmenting. My actions for 75', 76' and 77' have literally been amassing an army and going from former Novgorodian city to city asking the local lords to pledge allegiance to me and be part of Novgorod once more, and have stated that the former Novgorodian Lands (presumably all possible lands pre-invasion in the east excluding Sibir) in the east are now under control by threatening with 100 000 military or otherwise (unless of course you find this extremely implausible/illogical in which case I tell you Novgorod was a republic...people had power to make their own decisions (or at least they thought they did in the Novgorod republic, depending on which historian you ask). They would want it back if they had the choice...and an entire generation was born with the decision to, however limitedly, determine what their state did via the Duma...for full explanation see second "Russia" heading in Talk page. Novgorod would be one of the few exeptions of states with high citizen tradition...one of the only states with primitive but true Nationalism at this time...and what's with Sibir having a colour? I don't think that there is a player-state for it...at all. (unless somebody just wants to screw with Russia and stop it from expanding at all).
DeanSims got Sibir as part of his post-Caliphate retirement package. He rules Sibir now. Otherwise that map is now how Russia is divided. Get used to it.

A rump Kingdom of Hungary restabilizes itself in the western half of its territory, while Bohemia retakes its territory from before annexing Nitra.

The Hungarians are a Romanian puppet.

I thought that this Arpád was just a part of western Hungary.
Fairly certain they'd be in the western half and Arpad would be in the east.
Yes, Eastern Hungary is controlled by Arpád (a vassal of Romania) and Western Hungary is the independent rump kingdom.

The ruling Duke of the rest of Crete offers Cyprus an alliance. The two nations shall enter a dynastic union to form the united Kingdom of Cyprus and Crete, if Cyprus accepts.

  • Portugal's economy continues improving. Meanwhile in Antília, Santo Amaro expands 700 sq km, and in Brasil, São Vicente expands 700 sq km along the Tietê, and Nhoesembé expands 1300 sq km south and inland. Meanwhile in Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 600 sq km inland west, and 1100 north along the Paraná River.
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Kimiyasu continues planning. The Honda and Tsugaru clans continues war against the Akechi and Imagawa clans. By the end of the year the war ends with Honda-Tsugaru victory, and the Honda clan annexes Akechi while Tsugaru annexes Imagawa clans. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 400 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 400 km.
  • The Emirate of Granada sends a trade pact offer to Portugal. Still no word from the expedition or Middle East.
    • Who am I allied with? I don't feel like Venice taking Gibraltar, which in general isn't Venetian territory, as it shares nothing with Venetian history, and it belonged to me at the start of the game. Willster22 (User talk:Willster22) 00:36, January 11, 2013 (UTC)
    • Will the Middle East ever respond? Willster22 (User talk:Willster22) 21:31, January 10, 2013 (UTC)
      • Well, considering the Middle East is now like five different nations with only one of them controlling the Mediterranean coastline, probably not.
      • I'm pretty sure emissaries can walk.
      • True but trade routes have been all but cut. The Levant Kingdom is the only one worth bothering with. Remember the middle east is a warzone now basically.
    • Portugal asks what this trade pact involves.
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_trade_area This is what it is.
    • Portugal accepts.
  • Apache: The Apache people begin to work with stronger metals and trying to figure out where larger sources of the metals are so they can apply them to the military.
  • Now liberated from the Caliphate, the Ethiopians fast track their way into Adal seeking to crush the imputent little state that caused them their independence for so many years. The Emperor orders the remobilization of the old military forces, and prepares to lead his forces into battle as their ruler once more. And a second invasion force is prepared to march on Oman, the nation responsible for goading the rest of the Caliphate into declaring war on Ethiopia in the first place.
  • Remember now that you declared independence that you have a *1.5 bonus in an algorithm. The only thing that sucks is that your enemies do, too.
    • You have got some serious plausibility issues if you think Ethiopia can invade Oman. Plus its a different leadership now. Never mind, the colony you founded in Madagascar (which is now independent).
    • Bleh. I was thinking Yemen. As for Madagascar, how can this be alternate history if Ethiopia can't have a navy? I mean, I spent two decades building one, so why can't my ships move across the peninsula? It had one in OTL too. Not to be a pest, but I find it very annoying that people can't let a nation move beyond its OTL-self. Ethiopia had a colony in Yemen. If I put on there again, how many people would be complaining? Heck, it was a world power during the time of Rome too. And my colony in Madagascar is too closely linked to Ethiopia culturally, ethnically, lingustically, etc. So ... I'll be seeing them shortly in the future if you understand my point. ;)
    • No, I wouldn't complain about Yemen. I'm complaining about Madagascar because Ethiopia doesn't have ocean-going ship tech like the European nations. And your colony was wiped out by Arab settlers. All the Ethiopians there were killed or made second class citizens. It's barely Ethiopian now.
  • Scandinavia builds up its military and economy. Infrastructure is built up, connecting provincial capitals with the rest of the country. Nya Danmark expands by 2100 sq km. Expeditions from Africa and Asia return, with news of Japan, the civil disarray in India, and the return of a Christian nation in East Africa.
    • Sorry, but Scan is back, and as such, I had to wipe out your Venetian post.
  • Saxony: (Why am I always away when important things happen!) The country has pretty much been rebuilt from the Kappelist War. A fair portion of Occupied Altmark has been converted to Catholicism, and priests move into Hesse-Wolfenbuttel (which I apparently own) to convert the populace there. Elector Rupprecht unveils his plans for the newly-acquired territories: Altmark will be annexed directly into Saxony, becoming an integral part of the Electorate. Hesse-Wolfenbuttel will become the Duchy of Hesse, in personal union with Saxony. The army is improved, and begins recruiting in the new territories.
  • Anhalt: Prince Ernest-Augustus dies in a freak horse accident, and is acceeded by his son, the 23 year old Luitpold. Luitpold renews his father's oath of allegiance to Saxony. The young Prince is unmarried and in search of a wife. The army is improved.
    • Burgundy: Anna of Burgundy offers herself for marriage.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: More priests are sent to assist with the conversion of Altmark and Hesse. The Archbishop is thrilled with the collapse of the Caliphate, and orders a golden monument of St. Michael killing a dragon. The episcopal army is improved.
    • Might I ask if someone could archive 1540-1569? The page is currently too long for me to view on iPad, which makes posting on holidays difficult. Callumthered (talk) 23:34, January 10, 2013 (UTC)
  • Ghoek, Ghodu, Gose, Qchar, Qopanj, Gash, Gaft, Ghasht, Wadstan, Zhuzhdan, Selastan, and Kuwait mount an attack against the new Persian state which threatens their freedoms as free nearly independent states. Ghodu, Wadstan, and Kuwait being leaders. Kuwait sends a marriage proposal to Shaybah and asks for help from Shaybah, with the promise of two beautiful Russian women and a small chest of gold.
    • The Emir of Shaybah is already married. His son, however, could be pursued but I have plans for Shaybah and this would contravene these plans. I'm creating a large UAE-esque nation with a load of Sheikdoms and Emirates making it up, and those regional monarchies then vote to rule their federation together.
  • Sympathising with the cause Raqad, Raghdal, Adaraqa, Adaragazh, Adara'sels, Dararaba, Afik, Fadu, Al-Afse, Dostan send supplies to the War against Persian Expansion.
  • The UKBT expands industry and infrastructure. The Bavarian Bankgruppe reopens its Saxon branch and expands into Hesse. The bank also expands into Venice to help fill the vacuum left by the war. Money is still being sent to Brandenburg to repair damages wrought by the Great Holy Wars. The King travels to Rome to ask permission to spread Catholic missionaries into Bohemia and other heathen nations.
  • The Mayan Empire expands west along the Likin River. Ometlacatl continues expanding on OTL Hispaniola. Xaman expands south 1500 km and Haven expands northeast 500 km. Orthodoxy and Catholicism gain more followers in the Empire. In response to Novgorod, Kinich and Isabelle will not convert to Orthodoxy (we have an oligarchy of three, currently Kinich <Mayan Religion>, Ivan <Orthodox> and Isabelle <Catholic>). However, Ivan persuades the two to accept the bishop. Both Ivan and Isabelle order that human sacrifice cease at once. Trade is increased with Europe.
    • Hey Courageous. Just wanted to let you know that if "Xaman" is more than 50 years old, your colonies can expand by 2000 sq km. But that is a total, not to each colony. I know it's confusing. One thing you can do is expand both of your colonies by 1000 (Xaman by 1000, other one by 1000, too).
    • Oh, sorry. Thanks for clearing that up. Just wondering, how many sq km is one pixel?
  • Cyprus continues pushing into Crete. Some small outposts are captured. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 300 sq km, Nea Larnaka by 300 sq km and Nea Lemesos by 150 sq km.
  • France: Embarrassed by the failure of invading Brittany and Normandy, the Army is forced to pull back, leading to jokes about the Army's failure among those living near the borders. The failure to take over the Breton seaport leads to having to replan colonization of the new world, and use the southwestern coasts instead. The Army is to be re-armed, though will avoid conflict at the moment.
  • Hey guys, it's Scandinator and I'm back! Had an epic holiday and whoa ... what happened? Venice blockades Malta and Crete preventing any ships from entering or leaving the two islands. Venetian troops establish order in the majority of Crete but is prevented from controlling the entire island by a small contingent of troops from Cyprus. Venice asks Cyprus to return rightful Venetian territory. Plans are also made to invade Malta which currently is in a state of ruin with most fortifications in disrepair. The Doge accepts the loss of Gibraltar and the Republic of Sicily begrudgingly, but stakes claim on Malta, Crete, the Aegean Islands and the Venetian forts. Plans are also created to purchase OTL Slovenia to connect the three parts of Venice. The Doge also wishes to centralize the state and thus prepares to annex Milan and Gallura in 1580. Nuovo Venexia expands by 2000 sq km as it is the nearest colony to Venice.
  • You were invaded by the Caliphate, managed to not get annexed in full, with some help from Scandinavia and Portugal included but Sicily, Crete, Gibraltar and similar were annexed, and then rebelled when the Caliphate collapsed in 1576. Malta was taken by Muslims that were expelled from Sicily, and now basically is occupied by pirates.
  • Who is playing as Greece? I can't see them on the sign-ups.
    • Nobody.
    • Then who is posting for them?
    • Dean, but I don't think he should be doing it. After all, you can't control more than one nation at once unless they're your vassals.
      • Dean's been given control of several nations as part of his post-Caliphate retirement package. He will be playing them as separate nations though (e.g. no alliances between Greece and the Ottomans). The sign-up list needs a lot of updating for all of these new nations so don't take it as the be-all-and-end-all.
  • With this part of blockading Malta, I assume you are at war with them, right?
    • Yep
    • The Sultanate of Hayreddin powerful pirate navy destroys Venice's puny blockade and continues to wreck havoc across the Mediterranean. Sultan Barbaros laughs at Venice's puny navy with his own navy comprising of most of the Caliphate's old west Mediterranean fleet and most of Venice's old Sicilian and Maltese fleet. (Remember Scan, most of Venice's navy got destroyed by the Caliphate and seized by the new successor states. Build up your navy and then I'll be able to take your Venice "mega-navy" claims with more ease)
  • Greek Confederation: Work is put into the economy.
  • Ottoman Empire: Military buildup continues and the army and navy continue to grow. Ottoman forces continue to be trained in the way of the former Caliphate during their initial and secondary training.
    • Emirate of Crimea: Military buildup continues and they are trained the same way as the Ottoman Empires
  • Montenegro: Military buildup continues.
  • Albania: Military buildup continues.
  • Serbia: Military buildup continues.
  • Sibir Khanate: Expansion into the uncalimed lands to its east continues and some limited military buildup begins.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria and New Harbin colonies by 500 sq km each.
  • The Kingdom of the Levant receives the pledges of allegiance from Ibrahim of Yemen and of the Khedive in Egypt. The Abu'id Caliphate, having spread into most of the Hijaz and fearful of the Kingdom, grants them military and economic access, although it remains rather hostile. The Khedive, after giving the Abu'id pretender in southern Egypt to return to Mecca, takes a ship in southern Yemen and restores order in New Mecca, where Ibrahim is now seven. Sim'am, after having unified a sizeable enough Levantine Empire musters its navy, which returned to Latakia after the conquest at Cyprus, and sends an envoy to Venice stating that they wish friendly relations and they shall cooperate with the destruction of the Maltese pirates in time. Christianity and irreligion grow across the Levantj, thanks to disillusioned Muslims and the pro-Western Levantine policies.
  • The Tunisian kingdom's power is seized by a local tribesman, Muhammad ibn Ali of a Levantine clan. Hemoves eastwards and begins the invasion of Cyrenaica, whose warlords are too weak to resist a united advance. He also begins moving in on Algeria to the west, declaring a unified Emirate of the Maghrib. Muhammad declares that he will seek no feud with Europe.
  • The Abuid Caliphate regains most of the Hijaz.
  • Novgorodian armies continue to stabilize ex-Novgorodian regions, including the city of Kazan. The first Novgorodian Duma is elected from all of Novgorod's territories. The Navy is updated with newer sails and equippement, and general detente from the war is made, as to not exhaust all resources, and 20 000 men are sent home, and the druzhina is expected to be dissolved to a force of 50 000 regulars by 1580.
  • Rajputana's countryside has for the most part recovered from the war with the Caliphate. Rajputana begins to expand south hoping to gain access to the sea to make trade, diplomacy, and travel easier. The Rajput military faces little resistance since the population and will of the people in the area has droped dramatically due to decades of sending their able bodied men to die for the Caliphate. Sikh missionaries and Hindu Brahmin convert hundreds of Muslims.
  • Papal States: The Pope informs the citizens that almost every single Kappelist has been reconverted to the One True Religion, and they continue to praise God for His judgment. The Pope also declares his wish for a peaceful era, so that the States can benefit spiritually and even economically. Meanwhile, the colonies expand full rate as priests and colonialists are eager to spread the faith in an era of well-being.
  • Provence: Provence improves its infrastructure, and the economy continues to benefit from the liberation of Corsica. Statues, churches and cathedrals are built and improved upon, and the Pope plans to visit the territory to spread the Papal influence in the land.
  • Genoa-Corsica: Almost all Kappelists are reconverted. However, nobles and priests do face some uprisings by tiny villages that will not walk in the Light of Christ. Inquisitional efforts begin dying down, and funds are instead used for the navy.
  • Sicily: The Pope's funding for the navy and navies continues to benefit the island, gaining newer jobs for the inhabitants. The Duke keeps his ships weary of Muslim pirates, who may wish to reclaim the island. Any Muslims that had previously settled on the island are mostly expelled or killed, though some convert to Christianity.
  • Burgundy:Military infrastructure and economy are built up, while the palace in Charlesopolis is Reconstructed after one of the main columns failed and the frontal area collapsed. While this, Francesco abdicates in favour of Ferdinand I of Burgundy. Anna continues seeking for a royal marriage among the European population and an economic boom begins as traders from the Netherlands begin bringing goods from the Mayan Empire and the Atlantian-Antilian colonies. While this, several paths are built along the Kingdom, colonies expand Neu Antwerp 850 sq km, Venezuela 500 sq km, Antilia expands 750 sq km, Argentium 500 sq km, Brasilea 850 sq km, Nouvelle Dijon expands 250 sq km and Nouveau Charlesopolis 250 sq km, the Anarcadier expands 250 sq km. While this, Cyprus is offered an alliance, and plans to invade Anatolia are secretly drawn. Lefevrists continue gaining power,

1579

Principia Moderni II Map 1579

The final borders brought on by the Caliphate break up

The city of Vladimir breaks away from Muscowy after the Muscowite defeat against Ryazan.

A massive fight breaks out between the rulers of the United Polish State (UPS). Their leaders fall out and UPS falls into disarray. The Duchy of Galicia breaks away from Poland and forms its own state. Meanwhile, the Muslims of Poland are driven out and begin marching to the nearest Muslim state - Crimea. Otherwise a new Christian Kingdom looks to be formed in the remaining part of Poland.

Actually, Three states (Volyn, Halych and Volodymyr) in OTL Ukrainian Galicia have already split from Poland.
Okay then east Poland or something. I'm not a great geographical wizard for Polish/Ukrainian cities. Rename that new state what you wish.
  • Portugal prepares its military. Meanwhile in Brasil, Potengi expands 650 sq km west, and Nhoesembé expands 750 sq km south. Meanwhile in Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1100 sq km along the Paraná and 1100 sq km west inland. Meanwhile in Antília, Santo Amaro expands 800 sq km inland. Meanwhile, Isabel, Garcia's wife, gives birth to a boy, which is named Duarte. Meanwhile, Afonso arranges Infanta Karina's marriage to Nuno, the grandson of the Count of Lara. However, he (Afonso) falls ill on the end of the year.
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Kimiyasu continues planning. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 800 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 800 km.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria and New Harbin colonies by 500 sq km each.
  • Kuwait is overrun by Persian troops, but maintains a small minority of their land in the west. Ghodu makes small gains in Persia. Trade in Sestan increases. ). Koch (borders the Black Sea), which has inherited West Qoyunlu's massive navy, makes a daring move and attacks the Ottoman. Cyprus and Crete are invited to the war while Gabesh, Much, Kodort, Gavalta, Karambig, Mavad, Karambig, Mivik, give their support. (You may take off NPC's, I just thought it was plausible for them to want to join.)
    • Cyprus and Crete accept.
    • Albania and Serbia are controlled by Dean so you'd have to get his consent. And Romania is more worried about establishing full control over its recently created nation state. Whereas, a new Christian state is establishing itself in Georgia so it won't help Muslims.
    • Georgia is mostly Muslim, though...
  • UPS's Congress reconvenes. UPS invites people from all over the world to come to her, offering religious freedoms for all branches of Christianity and Islam.
    • Woah! I think that level of religious freedom in the 1500s is an implausogasm.
    • It's for Christians and Muslims only. They are trying to repopulate after the war and secessions.
    • It would be already difficult to happen around this time even if it was just all kinds of Christians.extend this to Muslims that are barely present around your vicinities would be already implausible.
  • Cyprus accepts Crete's offer of dynastic union. Efforts have begun to integrate the countries with trade between the islannds increasing. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 300 sq km, Nea Larnaka by 300 sq km and Nea Lemesos by 150 sq km. Cyprus asks for an alliance with the Kingdom of the Levant. Cyprus also declares war on the Ottoman Empire and mobilises troops to land on the Ottoman lands.
  • Crete decides to remain free of Venetian rule, and requests dynastic union with Cyprus. Trade is increased between the two countries. Crete's army and navy is expanded. Crete also declares war on the Ottoman Empire and sends troops to attack the mainland of the Ottoman Empire.
  • The Doge of Venice breaks the historic alliance with Cyprus due to the denial of the request to return Crete - a Venetian holding for centuries. Venice begins a massive reconstruction effort of its navy and uses the three Venetian arsenals and multiple shipyards across Italy to churn out an amazing 120 ships by the end of the year (Ottoman Empire did the same in this time period after the loss of its navy but without arsenals...). This fleet smashes the Hayreddin fleet with its superior firepower and faster manuverability. Army units land on Malta but are not yet able to overwhelm the defences of Mdina yet. However, several smaller forts on the island fall to Venetian control. Venetian missionaries in Milan begin to work in Switzerland, Tyrolia and Salzburg convincing Kappelists to return back to the light of Catholicism. Meanwhile, Nuovo Venexia expands by 2000 sq km in Cuba.
    • Actually, the capital of Malta is Mdina. Valetta, only, was built by the Hospitalier Knights in OTL, and they didn't move to Malta here.
  • Apache: Fortifications are beginning to be built around all settled communities and forts are being constructed in the newly acquired land. The army is increased to meet the demand of the defences and to consolidate more power to the Great Warchief and to decrease the influence of the Tribal militias and replacing them with the Warchief Armies.
  • Scandinavia builds up its military and economy. Infrastructure is built up, connecting provincial capitals with the rest of the country. Nya Sverige expands by 2100 sq km. King Alfonse sends supplies to Venice through the Mediterranean port, Suecia Aragones. The Representanhuset of Nya Sverige reports the population of its territory at 14,000. In the same year, it reenacts the headright grants to stimulate the colony's growth. The port of Ny Norg Stad, long reigning as the most important port in Antillia, experiences renewed prosperity along with its sister port in Nya Danmark-- Vikstig, which is competing with Ny Norg Stad for the title of most important port.
  • You cannot just say that this weirdly named city is the most important port location on the continent, especially when several locations are older than it.
  • The Emirate of Granada sends diplomats to the Levant Kingdom to ask for an alliance and a trade pact (free trade, no tariffs etc.) and declares war on the Ottoman Empire to help Koch. No word back from the New World expedition.
  • Saxony: The army is built up, with lots of recruits coming from the new territories. An army is established for the new Duchy of Hesse, which is made up of Saxon officers and Hessian soldiers. It is planned for Altmark to be officially annexed next year, and the Duchy of Hesse will be declared the following year.
  • Anhalt: The Prince accepts Amalie of Burgundy's offer of marriage, and the couple is married. The army is improved, and agricultural practises become better.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: The Archbishop sends more priests to convert Hesse and Altmark. It is estimated that about 50% of the population in both states are now Catholic.
  • Mossi Empire: The army is built up. Asks to have increased trade with Mali.
  • The Mayan Empire continues expansion west along the Likin. Xaman expands 1500 km southeast and Haven expands 500 km northeast. Orthodoxy and Catholicism grow. Trade with Europe is increased.
  • Shaybah finishes its conquest of Oman. Emir Osama bin Said of Shaybah encourages the spread of Sunni Islam to the blasphemous nature of Mahdi Islamists and atheists. Great discontent grows in Shaybah's new empire as the Emir oppresises and forcibly spreads Sunni Islam to a populace who don't want it.
  • The Republic of Comchellak's 17 Sheiks finish writing up the constitution for the governance of the republic, the legal system, military and laws. This lassez-faire trading power looks set to now become the dominant trading power in the south-western Indian Ocean thanks to its liberal laws, high levels of education and high capital ownership. (As in I've given Comchellak up to be an NPC nation.).
  • The Sultanate of Ganjanan happy with the alliances it has established with its neighbours, now looks to trade with nations and seek a happy peaceful existence. (Henceforth, the Sultanate of Ganjanan is an NPC)
  • Novgorod continues to work on military and consolidating territory. Romanov goes to Moscow to negotiate a return to the old borders.
  • Burgundy: The news of the Prince of Anhalt marriage with Anna (LOL) brings joy in the Kingdom and its vassal nations (Friesburg OTL Northern Munster, Munster OTL Eastern Munster, and the Archbishopric of Munster OTL Southern Munster, and Calais). While this, the military, economy and infrastructure are built up and the colonies expand Neu Antwerp 850 sq km, Venezuela 500 sq km, Antilia expands 750 sq km, Argentium 500 sq km, Brasilea 850 sq km, Nouvelle Dijon expands 250 sq km and Nouveau Charlesopolis 250 sq km, the Anarcadier expands 250 sq km. Cyprus is offered aid in the war against the Ottomans and so is Koch.

1580

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A traitorous General assassinates the Kuwaiti Sultan. Without the Kuwaiti Sultan's leadership the anti-Persian coalition falls apart. Enough disorder is sowed in the armies of the members that the Persians are able to start swiftly conquering them. The first to fall is Kuwait. The traitorous Kuwaiti General is rewarded with the position of Governor over the new Persian province of Kuwait.

Kuwait is only one of the leaders, you know. There are three...

I dislike wars that have more than one leader. Besides, Saamwill isn't here to enjoy success anyway. There's also the fact that he was cheating by padding his numbers as high as they could go, and only resigned because he was caught red-handed. As a mod I have the right to correct any rule breaking.

It doesn't matter what you like and don't like, this post doesn't make sense. There are three leaders.

If I was passing my numbers as high as they could go, I would have put all of Caspia under Military Aid. I resigned because I didn't feel like having another argument that would get nowhere. Also, could you tell me when you conquered Korea?

I didn't conquer Korea. I peacably established a vassal state in Korea. No one saw fit to challenge that, and that was centuries ago. You still established a ridiculously massive country ridiculously fast. A nation stretching from Ukraine to Iran shouldn't be established so quickly, no matter how weak it is. You're still cheating as far as I'm concerned. Did you not resign from the game?

As a player nation. And it does matter how weak it is. This state currently has less power than OTL HRE. No one really listens to the Sultan, who resides in Qoyedi, and he is effectively useless. Both wars Caspia is in, aren't sponsored by the Caspian government, these are individual state activities. Also, I find it hard to believe that a nation that fell just short of conquering you would become your vassal. If it ever did happen, there would be a lot of bad blood, and the people would revolt.

The Grand Duchy of Kiev begins the process of uniting the Ukrainian people under their control through diplomacy, conflict and support from their ally the Kingdom of Belorussia. Grand Duke Ivan officially establishes the Kingdom of Ukraine, crowning himself as the first Tsar of Ukraine. NOTE: Would the Ukrainian leader call himself the King or the Tsar?

Tsar was more of an imperial title...but used by Russians to also refer to biblical kings. It's weird, he would be the Grand Duke, or "Veliki Knyaz". According to some etymologists, a more correct translation for "veliki knyaz" would be high king. The first modern "Ukrainian" state was actually a Cossack Hetmanate. I doubt, however, that Russian, Ukrainian and Belorussian languages and culture would be as diverged to accurately distinguish one from the other right now... mostly because their occupation only lasted 100 years ATL instead of 300.

I'd recommend regaining your own territory before seizing theirs. Besides, I think their languages don't mean squat when it comes to independence. They've just had a taste of independence and they won't be quick to sacrifice it. Besides, you've got the vastness of Siberia to expand into.

I just meant that Ukraine (or probably, the more correct Malorussia for this era) and Belarus' only meaning would be geographical due to indistinguishable culture.

The Kingdom north of Kiev is just the Kingdom of Minsk, not Belorussia unless they change their name.

  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Kimiyasu continues planning and preparing. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 800 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 800 km.
  • Portugal prepares its military. Meanwhile, King Afonso X dies, and is succeeded by his oldest son, João, which is crowned "By the Grace of God, João IV, King of Portugal and the Algarves of either side of the sea in Africa, Lord of Guinea, Brasil and of either side of the Rio da Prata.", the latter title being added by João himself. In Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 3700 sq km, 1050 north inland on its borders with Santa Maria, 450 south on the same area, 1200 inland west from Santa Fé, and 1000 north along the Paraná. Meanwhile in Antília, Santo Amaro expands 700 sq km inland. Meanwhile, a volcano erupts on the island of São Jorge, Açores.
  • The Emirate of Granada declares war on Morocco and calls their allies into the war. Still no word back from the Levant Kingdom.
  • Florida and most of the eastern coast of North America have been taken. Florida belongs to two nations, actually.
  • ​Then what place can I colonize?
  • I would suggest Africa, since it is closer. Or you could not colonize and conquer Morocco instead.
  • or colonize South America
  • Well also, whom am I allied with, because I want to know before starting a war.
  • You should know who you are allied with.
  • I was gone for a bit, all I know is that I'm allied with Scandinavia and Venice because of the war against Naples.
  • Also with Burgundy
  • Colonizing the New World seems a bit implausible for you right now...
  • The colonizing list does not LIE.
  • I just read this right now, and I feel like you need to know that you are not allied with Scandinavia or Venice. You rebelled against Neapolitan occupation in a war that we started, it does not imply an alliance. Sorry for any confusion.
  • "Granadians, Bosnians and Serbs celebrate their independence and the new rulers of these three nations ally with Venice and Scandinavia." What is this then?
  • Brandenburg expands its military and economy. Neu Berlin expands 1500 sq km into Neu Prussen (OTL Canadian peninsula, as stated previously) and 500 sq km south. More people move to Deutschestown and projections by the colonial government predict that it may rise to counter Neu Berlin's power amongst the colony in the south. A boom in population occurs in Neu Berlin as the defeated Erokee begin to attack small villages near their allocated territory. Governor Otto dies and Hein-Hermann von Habsburg becomes the new colonial governor. He introduces a massive plan to expand Neu Berlin's economy by increasing trade with the neighbouring Portuguese and Scandinavian colonies and with Europe. Neu Berlin sends an expedition south to the Mayan Empire and ask them for full trade rights. Neu Berlin's government issues the Land Proclamation of 1580, which rearranges Neu Berlin into one larger colony colonial districts within, said districts being Neu Berlin, Erokee, Neu Prussen, and Neu Courland. In Berlin, Wilhelm allocates a fund to rebuild Berlin into a greater new city following the destruction of the outer villages and some important buildings, as well as the rebuilding of three of the eighteen gates, said three being three of the five the Muslims used to get in the city.
    • The Mayan Empire grants the Brandenburg colonies full trade rights.
    • The government of Neu Berlin thanks the Mayan Empire and sends economic experts from the Fatherland to the Mayans as a symbol of good faith.
  • Scandinavia builds up its military and economy. Infrastructure is built up, connecting provincial capitals with the rest of the country. Nye Norge expands by 2100 sq km, finally reaching the shores of a lake local fur trappers call Sjön Karina or Karina's lake. It was named that way due to the young Princess of Sweden's immense popularity amongst the realms of Scandinavia and Portugal. Ny Norg Stad (clearing up earlier questions, no colonial ports that I could see were as important and therefore I built up the port of Ny Norg Stad--New Norway City BTW-- for as long as it has existed which is about 71 years) continues its busy port duties.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria and New Harbin colonies by 500 sq km each.
  • Cyprus improves infrastructure throughout the island. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 300 sq km, Nea Larnaka by 300 sq km, and Nea Lemesos by 150 sq km. Cyprus also asks for an alliance with the Kingdom of the Levant (or whatever the pink state in OTL Lebanon/Syria/Israel is).
  • Crete also improves infrastructure, and also asks for an alliance with the Kingdom of the Levant (the Pink State).
    • The Kingdom of the Levant agrees to both proposals.
  • Ottoman Empire: Military buildup continues and more regiments are formed for defensive purposes. Fortifications are built upon the eastern border as wel as with Romania as to keep the Empire safe from outside forces. Feeling the need for an alliance, the Sultan offers the state of Palestine a defensive alliance. Work on refurbishing roads across the country begins.
    • Emirate of Crimea: Crimea begins building its own fortifications and suggests to the Ottomans the creation of the Black Sea Fleet, half of which would dock in Constantinople, and the other half in Sevastapol.. Military buildup continues while trade deals are offered to Montenegro and Palestine.
    • Ottoman Diplimacy: The Ottomans accept the proposal of a joint fleet and construction begins immediately.
    • The Levantine Kingom (which is what I assume you mean by Palestine) agrees for the alliance and the trade agreement.
  • Khanate of Sibir: Expansion into the unclaimed eastern lands continues as does some limited military buildup and road building. The Khanate offers Muscovy an alliance.
  • Albania: A small border dispute begins with Montenegro over the border created after the last war, and massive military buildup increases the military as quickly as is possible. Venice is offered an alliance and half of Montenegro should war break out with Montenegro
  • Kingdom of Serbia: Seeing the promise of land with limited, (if any), consequences, Serbia sends an alliance offer to Muscovy and military buildup begins on a large scale. The Army prepares to invade Montenegro should it attack Albania. King Alkar dies and his son, Alkar the Second takes the throne. He immediately offers a royal marriage to Croatia.
  • Montenegro: Military buildup continues as fast as is humanly possible after border problems spark tensions with Albania. Fearing ultimate defeat were war to break out, a defensive alliance is offered to the Palestinians in hopes of providing a chance of security for itself. A few forts are built on the Albanian border and the Adriatic Fleet is formed.
  • Greek Confederation: Seeing land in Serbia and Albania as a great reward and prestige boost, the military buildup begins while the Adriatic and Aegean Sea Fleets are mobilized and told to be ready in case war breaks out. The Chancellor of the Greek Confederation also sees a war as a way for him to strengthen his power over Greece, and since he wants that to happen so desperately, he orders the beginning of stocking up on food, weapons and resources.
  • Dean, you can't control SIX different nations in your former territory with no proper links between them. ONE only. Not only that but please respect other peoples' posts, you deleted Callum's post for Saxony.
  • Vonglusenburg approved my nations and has given it the OK, so it's fine, and I apologize about erasing the post. It's sketchy posting on my phone and can't see all of the page.
  • Problem is it violates the main rule of the game. You have one nation and one nation only. It may control others as puppets or in unions but you cannot control more than one fully independent nation - let alone SIX.
  • Whatever the case, you cannot make alliances with yourself.

Fine no alliances, but I'm keeping my nations.

  • UKBT: Re-establishes ties with Venice after the long period of unrest. The Bavarian Bankgruppe expands trade. The nation expands infrastructure.
  • Saxony: The occupied territory of Altmark is officially annexed into the Electorate of Saxony on the First of January. The major (loyal) nobles of Altmark Province are now allowed to take part in meetings of the Saxon Landtag. The Altmark Corps is also officially integrated into the Saxon Army. In light of Saxony's enlargement, the Elector asks the Emperor if he can change his title to King, while keeping his electoral status.
    • The United Kingdoms of Bavaria and Thuringia request a restoration of our old alliance. Due to the fact that we are still a Holy Catholic nation, we ask that you consider this request.
    • Saxon Dip: The elector agrees wholeheartedly to the request, and states his wish for closer ties with his Southern neighbour. All of the Wertin lands will sign the treaty. Also, if your majesty has any daughters to spare, we could cement the agreement with a marriage between her and the heir to Saxony.
    • Katherine Suxtex, Duchess of Thuringia is available for marriage and is of modest age.
  • Anhalt: The new Princess, Anna (sorry, LOL) gives birth to a son, who is named Leopold after his Great-Grandfather. The army is improved.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: Continues converting the Altmarkers and Hessians, with surprising success.
  • China continues to expand its military. Relations with Dai Vet increase. Tibet is offered a non-aggression pact.
  • Venice officially annexes Milan and Piombino into the Venetian republic while Gallura is annexed into the Republic of Savoy. With growing population demands on the island city the Doge begins a huge construction project with the ultimate aim of doubling the Venetian city lands. In a recent census, the population of Venice is discovered to have greatly surpassed that of Paris thanks to the chaos within the French lands. Venice continue to pressure Austria into selling OTL Slovenia. Venetian troops successfully breach the city walls of Mdina and prepare to assault the citadel. Meanwhile, Nuovo Venexia expands another 2500 sq km.

All players please update the Territories page. Danke. Scandinator (talk)

  • Rajputana consolidates its new holdings. The port city of Dariyākinārē expands rapidly as Rajputana begins to create trade routes in the Indian Ocean. Many new Hukamatas are formed from the new territory and the military is improved.
  • The Mayan Empire crosses the Likin River and expands north, just outside the borders of the European colonies. Xaman expands by 1500 km and Haven expands by 500 km. Orthodoxy and Catholicism grows. The Brandenburg colonies are sent large shipments of goods as a result of the trade agreement. The economic advisors are given positions within the palace to aid the Oligarchy in financial situations. Naval technology is upgraded, as a result of the voyage north.
  • The Levantine Kingdom sends envoys to all European nations, stating that "unlike our predecessor, the Fake Caliph, we'll be more than glad to trade with you and help you in any struggles for a price. We offer all our goods; grain, diamonds, gold and salt, and in return we ask for your friendship". New Mecca is renamed to New Syria and expands by 1400 sq km (mostly in Wahe Bari, the easternmost part, westwards); New Alexandria is renamed New Egypt and expands 600. An expedition is sent to the west in hopes to establish a new colony in the New World and establish contact with the Expatriate kingdoms.
  • Austria annexes Tyrol into Austria proper and expands its military.
  • ATTN HRE: Elections for the Emperor start now. Current Emperor dies in three years.
  • Novgorod amps up the military and consolidates the east (wait, what happened to the division of Novgorod? I am not sure).
  • Burgundy: Military, economy and Infrastructure are built up. While this, the Navy is built up as the fleet masters, colonies expand, and so on and on.

1581

  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Kimiyasu declares war against the Mogami clan. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 800 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 800 km.
  • Granada sends troops to Morocco to fight, starting the Battle of Tangier. With the newly found help of Scandinavia, Burgundy and Brandenburg the war progresses in Granada's favor.
  • Apache: Great Warchief Govind sends 40 teams of 20 out to explore the world and find trading partners, new resources, metal deposits, grazing land or land to conquer. Govind also wants to widen the learned workforce so he hopes to gain new ideas on how to do that when the reports come in. Ten teams are sent east, another ten west, ten others north and the last ten south.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 300 sq km, Nea Larnaka by 300 sq km, and Nea Lemesos by 150 sq km.
  • Crete continues to expand its army and navy. Due to increased populations, building plans are submitted on the outskirts of major cities such as Chania, Heraklion, and Sitia.
  • Brandenburg expands its military and economy. Neu Berlin expands 1000 sq km on the peninsula and 1100 sq km along the coast of OTL Lake Erie. The ambitious governor sends small fleets to the Newfoundland nations, in hopes of bringing them into German North America. Neu Berlin continues to trade with other nations via the massive Neu Berlin City, which reaches a peak population of 9000 (is this plausible?). We continue to send aid to Granada, and Wilhelm orders Aragonese forces to aid. Brandenburg, itself, begins to send small envoys into Konigsberg in secret hopes of forcing the nation into the evergrowing empire.
  • Scandinavia builds up its military and economy. Infrastructure is built up, connecting provincial capitals with the rest of the country. Nye Norge expands by 2100 sq km, it continues expanding along the shores of a lake local fur trappers call Sjön Karina or Karina's lake. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties. The colonial governor of Eriksmark approaches New Georgia with the hopes of them joining Scandinavia in exchange for protection (they are much closer to us than any other colony).
  • Listen, I'm already there. Do you really have to go there the same turn I do? This is becoming annoying.
  • My colony actually reached the lake a while ago.
  • What lake?
  • Erie.
  • And for New Georgia, it is more plausible for them to join me because a) I am much closer and b) I have two colonies beside them.
  • Yes, and these things are on the map where?
  • I keep telling them, but nobody updates the map for my colonies. I'm not good at it.
  • Actually, they've been existing for nearly 80 years, times the 2000 sq km, divided by four colonies, makes it impossible for you to be any larger than you already are.
  • Tell it to the numbers, I won't argue with you.
  • You can't reach Lake Erie because you never conquered the Iroquois.
  • Yes, I did. It's been on the map for X years, and even if I didn't, I saskwatched a hell of a lot of land from them, enough to reach the lake. End of story.
  • It's on the map because you edited it - and, yes, you conquered somewhere between 20 and 25% of their territory - obviously, discounting the duration of the war.
  • Burgundy: Military, economy and infrastructure are built up. The Incas are invaded as a plan to make a better suited naval nation for Burgundy. In order to avoid further conflict Friesland is divided in two, and given independence as a vassal state as well as Holland. Colonies expand at same rate.
  • This is metagaming and will not be permitted.
  • Why is it metagaming if I didn't know you had the plan of attacking the Incas? Sine dei gloriem (talk) 22:33, January 14, 2013 (UTC)
  • Venetian troops seize the citadel of Mdina and to show that Christians are superior, transport the captured defenders to Tunisia. Venice sends Granada supplies in their war against Morocco. Venice continues to ask to purchase OTL Slovenia. The largest construction project yet continues in Venice as almost 50 sq km of land is raised from the lagoon. Venice continues to use missionaries to influence Switzerland's people to return to the land of Catholicism. Nuovo Venexia contines to expand by 2000 sq km in Florida. A Coptic nation is found in the path of Venexia-Treviso expansion and is asked to either join Nuovo Venexia peacefully or face war. Should they choose to join peacefully, they are guaranteed Venetian citizenship and allowance to continue practicing their faith with no consequences as well as obvious Venetian protection against foreign invasions or pirate attacks.
    • 3000 sq km?
    • This ain't allowed. The maximum you can expand until your first colony is 100 years old is 2100 sq km. 100 sq km is the bonus.
    • Sorry, my bad,
    • I call bullshit on Nea Gyptios. You can still easily expand along the eastern coast. They obstruct nothing.
  • Scotland builds up its navy, in effort to improve their sea-power. Scottish ships sail by South America, surveying the land and contacting the various European colonies with gifts.
  • The United Kingdoms of Bavaria and Thuringia expands infrastructure for the fourth year. The Old Wettin alliances are restored as is the ancient Venetian alliances. The King sends diplomats to the Papal States in effort to re-establish allies between the two estranged states, citing the increase in Catholics and Catholic loyalty throughout the UK. The Bavarian Bankgruppe re-opens its Wettin branches. The Bank also begins looking into more advanced bookkeeping techniques. The King asks Brandenburg to consider a defense pact or trade pact. The IMG begins a massive restructuring of the trade organisation, being renamed the Europa Tradegroup (Europa Tradegruppe) or the ETG, it is now jointly adminstered by a cabinet of Merchants from Bavaria and Venice, with room for more partners is so chosen.
  • Portugal's economy expands. Meanwhile, In Antília, Santo Amaro expands 600 sq km inland, and in Brasil, São Vicente expands 700 sq km along the Tietê, finally completing its course. Meanwhile, Pernambuco expands 700 sq km south, almost connecting with Bahia. Meanwhile, Paranaguá expands 900 sq km south. In Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1500 sq km along the Salgado river. Meanwhile, some forts are built on the Açores.
  • Saxony: The Duchy of Hesse is officially created out of the Occupied Territory of Hesse-Wolfenbuttel. The Elector of Saxoy is crowned in a lavish ceremony in Kassel. The new Ducal Army of Hesse swears its allegience to the new monarch. Hesse will have its own Landtag and army, but share a monarch, diplomatic representation and currency with Saxony. Meanwhile in Saxony, an Ambassador is sent to Munich, and the Navarians are asked if they would support the Elector of Saxony in a bid to be restyled "King of Saxony".
  • Anhalt: Little baby Prince Leopold is taken on a tour of his father's principality, much to the joy of the gentry and the ordinary people, who love the adorable little child. The army is improved a bit, but now that there are no borders with potentially hostile states, the army is put behinf agriculture and art in importance.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: Ever-watchful for the "heathen menace" around every turn, the episcopal army is enlarged. Hesse and Altmark are now almost 75% Catholic, a job well done by the any missionaries there.
  • Ottoman Empire: Military buildup continues and more regiments are formed for defensive purposes. Fortifications are built upon the eastern border as well as with Romania so as to keep the Empire safe from outside forces.
    • Emirate of Crimea: Crimea continues building its own fortifications and the Black Sea Fleet continues to be built while troops are ordered to take training courses with new weaponry.
  • Khanate of Sibir: Expansion into the unclaimed eastern lands continues as does some limited military buildup and road building. The Khanate offers Muscovy an alliance.
  • Albania: The border dispute breaks out into war with Montenegro, and Albanian forces launch a full invasion of the Montengran nation. Albanian land and naval forces soon make much progress initially but on land the tide is brought to a halt by the armies of Montenegro, and a semi-stable front line develops between the two warring nations. Military buildup continues. The Albanian Navy also establishes a total blockade of the enemy coast.
  • Kingdom of Serbia: Serbia continues military buildup on a large scale. Seeing an option for plenty of land, the Serbian Army prepares to invade Albania and take some land. If the invasion progress goes quickly enough, the Serbian King Atkar the Second secretly states the invasion may invade Montenegro as well, although it seems less likely.
  • Montenegro: War breaks out with Albania, and soon the enemy army begins to advance quickly into the sovereign territory of Montenegro. However, the advance is brought to a dead halt a few months into the invasion and a stable front develops as Montenegran forces continue to be mobilized and sent to the Front. While the war on Land seems to have come to an end for now, the Albanian navy has established a total blockade of Montenegro's coast, and not wanting to waste the fleet, massive buildup of it and the army continues to see if the blockade and enemy invasion can be stopped.
  • Greek Confederation: The Greek Confederation uses the Montenegro-Albanian War as a reason to seize more power, and he soon enjoys direct control of the army and navy, which he mobilizes and places on the Albanian border in case of attack. Military buildup continues.
  • Enough is enough. If one player can be excepted from the rules then why not all of us? You stick with one nation and one nation ONLY. You can't control six independent nations and then DECLARE WAR ON YOURSELF...

Well, Montenegro and Albania had a border dispute war a few years back caused by the mods, so it's plausible to have a second war start between them. And I'm controlling them independently and differently, with mod approval so I'm keeping them!

  • Rajputana expands the military and more people convert to Hinduism and Sikhism. A navy begins to be developed by the Rajputs although its currently only made up of old Caliphate ships and fishing vessels.
  • The Grand Duke of Muscovy dies heirless. The surviving Muscovian government asks for annexation to Novgorod, and the remains of the proud state of Muscovy enter a day of mourning. Perhaps in the future, if Russia survives, it will regain its place as one of the foremost nations of the world. I doubt it.
  • Papal States: The Pope continues his infrastructure efforts in every state and territory of the States. Priests report that every single heretic has been reconverted to Catholicism, and the Pope celebrates with a Jubilee. Meanwhile, colonial efforts continue as more Papal citizens swarm to the colonies, many of them in poverty that are promised a new life. Missionaries visit Goa in India, though many are violently expelled from the territory. Some report that some Goans were willing to accept Christ as their Lord and Savior, before being attacked by the "heretics who were practicing polytheism." While he may not have plans to begin a settlement in the region, he does promote sending missionaries to promote Catholicism to the natives. Little military development occurs, but Papal shipyards are improved.
  • France: The first exploration fleet finishes producing ships, and is ready to launch for the New World starting next year. La Rochelle, a coastal city in the Province of Poitou, is made the new headquarters for the Royal French Navy, and the planned launching point of the expedition, which contains 20 explorers, and 100 soldiers.
  • The Mayan Empire continues expanding north. Xaman expands by 1500 km and Haven expands 500 km. Orthodoxy grows in the Empire. Naval technology is upgraded. Katrina dies in a riding accident, leaving Ferdinand widowed and alone. The Catholics in the Empire mourn her loss, and the expansion of Catholicism increases.
  • The Novgorodian People Gracefuly accept the peoples of Moscow into their Republic. Electoral districts are drawn up, and plans to have the Muscovians vote in the 1585 elections are underway as part of the Novgorodian Realm. Tsar Vecheslav I Romanov declares now that Novgorod is the only Nation worth of the title Tsar of Russia. The military is updated by virtue of muscovian incorporation.

1582

A new Polish Kingdom forms from the ruins of the UPS. It is a Christian leadership but its new King is quite lenient with his religious laws, allowing his multi-ethnic state to govern itself in matters of religion.

The Muslims of Poland arrive in Crimea, declaring loyalty for their Emir in return for being allowed to take up residency in Crimea.

The Polish colony Aukso Zeme requests aid and annexation from the nearby Papal colony after numerous raids by native tax the colonial militia to their limits, Aside of the lack of contact with the main nation.

Just thought that I had to add this, as Poland also has lost its littoral.
Oh yeah, forgot that Poland had colonies. Apologises I should have remembered and done this earlier.
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Kimiyasu continues invading the Mogami clan. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 800 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 800 km.
  • Portugal prepares its military. In Antília, São Tomé expands 600 sq km inland, and in Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1000 sq km along the Salgado river. Meanwhile in Brasil, Bahia expands 1200 sq km north, finally connecting itself with Pernambuco, and Potengi expands 1600 sq km along the coast, connecting itself with Ceará. Meanwhile, Portugal declares war on Castille, with the objective of taking Galicia.
    • Not arguing, just a question: how much can Portugal expand its colonies in total right now?
    • Well, 4000 sq km, since there has been over 100 years since my first colony's founding (1461), aside of the bonuses for Brasil and Antília, both over 50 years old.
  • Ottoman Empire: Military buildup continues and more regiments are formed for defensive purposes. Fortifications are built upon the eastern border as well as with Romania so as to keep the Empire safe from outside forces.
    • Emirate of Crimea: Crimea continues building its own fortifications and the Black Sea Fleet continues to be built while troops are ordered to take training courses with new weaponry.
  • Khanate of Sibir: Expansion into the unclaimed eastern lands continues as does some limited military buildup and road building. The Khanate offers Novgorod an alliance.
  • Albania: The Albanian Army starts the offensive off anew in early spring, catching the Montenegrans off guard and foricng their retreat. The Albanian Army soon advances to the Montenegran capitol city and takes it after a pitched battle, only to find it empty. Enraged, King Eticus I allows the Army to loot the city to its hearts content. The palace, however, is to be left unharmed.
  • Kingdom of Serbia: Serbia halts military buildup on a large scale and begins to slow down military production. Atkar the the Second dies after he is crushed by his horse, and a much more peaceful heir, Nicholas I, takes the Serbian throne. He soon declares his nation's neutrality in all wars and states that if attacked the Serbian nation will defend itself or die trying.
  • Montenegro: The War with Albania contnues, but not on a good note as the Albanians started off the year with a new universal offensive across the front, taking several Montenegran garrisons by surprise and overrunning them, starting the advance off again. The fate of the Kingdom looks dark, and the capitol is evacuated northwards to continue the war against Albania, only to have the former capitol captured and looted by Albanian forces.
    • Moving the capital southwards doesn't make sense. This would only weaken their position even more, as the Albanians can't invade from the north.
    • Thanks a lot, Dude. I mixed up my geography, Thanks a bunch, I really do appreciate it.
  • Greek Confederation: Chancellor Agis Giourkas begins strengthening his hold over the nation's foreign and domestic policies by hosting military parades across the country, and moving the capitol to the city of Nicopolis, which still holds a strong military culture and he finds much support there. The Chancellor offers the Novgorodians an alliance.
    • Five Sparta was unpopulated for the last 1500+ years
    • It's actually populated by 500-1000 people across the time, but yes, it's a very small town in a very bad location. I'd suggest Corinth or Thebes, the capitals of the Byzantine theme of Hellas. Or Nicopolis. And there's always Athens.
  • Apache: The Apache infrastructure is improved leading some Apache people to become professional merchants. More and more Apaches own their own farms. No word from the explorers.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria and New Harbin colonies by 500 sq km each.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 300 sq km, Nea Larnaka by 300 sq km and Nea Lemesos by 150 sq km.
  • Crete continues to expand its army and navy. A weekly vessel is sent between Heraklion, Crete and Larnaca, Cyprus, to encourage trade between the two nations.
  • Burgundy: At lack of easier control of Panama. great parts of the Isthmus are offer to be sold to Venice, Brandenburg or Scandinavia if not Given to the Papal States. While this, all colonies expand in the usual expansion rates and Novgorod and Muscovy, Portugal, Venice, and France are ask to reaffirm their alliance with Burgundy by the new King Ferdinand. Military and Economy are built up.
    • Brandenburg accepts.
    • Burgundy: As part of the Transaction, Burgundy offers a Mutual alliance and gives economic rights and free pass through any Burgundian land or territories to Brandenburg and its allies, and (if the Inca-Burgundy war is accepted,) offers to give land on Piru to Brandenburg.
    • Deal.
    • The Doge of Venice assures Burgundy that the alliance holds so long as the current Doge lives.
    • The Mayan Empire would like to purchase Burgundy's colonies in the Mayan Sea (OTL Gulf of Mexico).
  • Shaybah expands 5,000 sq km in land as it conquers one of the larger Bedouin tribes bordering Shaybah. Emir Osama bin Said of Shaybah encourages the spread of Sunni Islam to the blasphemous nature of Mahdi Islamists and atheists. Great discontent grows in Shaybah's new empire as the Emir oppresses and forcibly spreads Sunni Islam to the non-Sunni people. Protests for freedom of worship become more popular and this is coupled with local Sheiks growing rebellious over their reduced power over their domains. Emir Osama fears for the worst and builds up its military and increases his efforts. But his eldest son Muhammad bin Said, now 19 years of age, begins to feel sorry for the protesters and is annoyed at his father's bigoted views and harsh rule.
  • The United Kingdoms of Bavaria and Thuringia Patriot's day is celebrated the realm over. The Bavarian Bankgruppe continues to grow, the Europa Tradegruppe continues its restructuring campaign. Alliance offer is sent to the Papal States.
  • Venice builds more ships for its navy with the fleet now numbering at over 200 ships. Piedmont's missionaries continue to influence Switzerland's cantons with many in the south now expressing their desire to join the Venetian League. Meanwhile, Venice continues pressuring Austria to sell OTL Slovenia to Venice so the three sections of the main nation may connect. Austria is promised unification with Tyrolia and Salzburg if they comply. Nuovo Venexia successfully annexes Nea Gyptios and proposes a similar deal with the Syriacs. However, the Syriacs reject the proposal.
  • Scan, Austria and associated states are controlled by the Imperial Government's player. You have to ask first.
  • Been asking for the last few turns. Haven't had a response.
  • Answer is you can have part.
  • I don't think that you can annex them (Nea Gyptios) so easily.
  • Don't worry, I'll take a while to swallow them. But if you think about it, it was either an invasion by a European nation with a highly regarded navy or protection by said nation's navy.
  • I think that vassalage would be probably more acceptable to them than annexation. Plus, this annexation probably is going to cause some religious problems, as they are almost Orthodox, and Venice is Catholic.
  • The Kingdom of the Levant continues to expand its colony in New Syria by 1000 sq km westwards in Wahe Bari and 1000 into the River of Hashem (OTL's Orange River). The navy is expanded and wars against Tidore are planned. The Syrian Expedition to the New World reaches Wahe Bari. Christianity and other religions other than Islam grow. Ibrahim ibn Sim'an, aged eleven, is warded off by a Nestorian noble in Mount Lebanon.
    • The Emirate of Granada offers an alliance to the Kingdom of the Levant.
  • The Emirate of Granada continues to push southward into Morocco and take more land. A force smaller then the main force is sent to start the siege of Ceuta.
    • Hey, but how long does the war have to last to get maximum amount of territory and to vassalize the rest? Willster22 (User talk:Willster22) 04:43, January 15, 2013 (UTC)

**To topple their government? Five.

    • Actually, I had to correct some minor errors on the algorithm, and it turns out that you can't topple their government unless you get more help.
  • Scandinavia builds up its military and economy. Infrastructure is built up, connecting provincial capitals with the rest of the country. Nye Norge expands by 2100 sq km, it continues expanding along the shores of a lake local fur trappers call Sjön Karina or Karina's lake. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties. Harald Nyborg, who has retired and become the new colonial governor of Eriksmark, continues the diplomatic negotiations with New Georgia. An expedition leaves for East Africa this year, bound for the major port city of Mombasa.
  • Brandenburg expands military and economy. Neu Berlin expands 700 sq km along the lake and 1400 sq km on the peninsula. We continue to aid Granada. We ask Scandinavia if we can buy part of their colony. (The big one right next to ours.) Meanwhile, the governor of Neu Berlin continues to pressure the Newfoundland nations. The same governor sends some settlers south, where they find a small empty plot of land located between the Venetian and Scandinavian colonies.
  • Tibet: The elections finish, and Sau-Tsung Xilen becomes the fourth Premier of Tibet. Some supporters of Cheyong Heu (the former Premier, who also ran in these elections) are strongly dissatisfied, and cause disturbances within the government. Because of this, the Arakan-Pegu "issue" is put on a temporary halt (also, no news had been received from Bengal). Because of the wars to the west of Tibet, Tibet and all its vassals focus on military development. Most of the Sumetran expedition fleet travels to the Minangkabau Sultanate, though some ships remain at Pasai, inspecting Buddhist practices and consulting the government. Sayon Tsu-Heu, the Third Dalai Lama, now thirty-five, travels to the Shan Sultanate. The road networks in the Burmese states are improved, and new monasteries are built in the Shan Sultanate, Lanna and Bhutan.
  • Wettin Lands Armies are increased, and Altmark and Hesse are almost completely converted back to Catholicism.
  • China expands its military as a new naval ship is produced. Designed to be fast, slippery and light, the ship is used mainly for explorers, though the ship will also be used in war as a recon ship. It is one of the fastest ships built to date. The first ship, Kuàisù shuǐ, leaves Shanghai docks on a circumnavigation/cartography mission. Meanwhile, relations with Dai Vet increase.
  • The Mayan Empire continues expanding north. Xaman expands by 1500 km and Haven expands by 500 km. Orthodoxy and Catholicism continue to grow. Naval sciences are increased.
  • Rajputana expands the port city of Dariyākinārē and the navy grows. Many Muslims give up their faith for Hinduism or Sikhism.
  • Novgorod becomes more powerful militarily, and decides to build another ship as a monument to its power. THe Southern campaigns are planned, as well as the perm campaign. The Grand Prince only recognizes one post-Caliphal Novgorodian state: Great Perm, and hopes to use his military success on the other post-Muscovian states as incentive to Dominate. The Final Goal is to form a unified Russian (or Slavic) state.

1583

Wales forms an alliance with Cornwall

Many Indian revolts occur in the German colony of Antilla, Neu Berlin, killing many colonists. However, because of their lack of European weaponry, they suffer severe casualties. The Germans are pushed out of OTL Canada.

Hey, I'm doing my own fights already. Stay on your own turf.

Greece, startled by Venetian interest in their country, slowly begin building an army, as building a navy to confront Venice would be useless. (+7 for 15 years)

  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Kimiyasu continues invading the Mogami clan. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 800 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 800 km.
  • The declaration of war being issued in late 1582, the troops mobilize in 1583. The Portuguese attack in two directions: to Galicia, with a detachment led by the Duke of Bragança, Duarte, and to the east, with the King João IV leading the forces himself. In the north, the resistance is smaller, with Duke Duarte quickly advancing through most of Galicia, capturing Corunha, Ferrol and Lugo on the process, and moving on to León itself instead of going to Asturias. Meanwhile, King João, leading his forces through the eastern border, after capturing some small cities on the border, captures Badajoz after a lengthy siege, but dies from wounds acquired during this siege. When the news arrives in Portugal, his younger brother Garcia is proclaimed King and crowned not much later, as "By the Grace of God, Garcia I, King of Portugal, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Algarves and either side of the sea in Africa, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, Count of Trancoso, Lord of Brasil, either side of the Rio da Prata, and Guiné", most of the Scandinavian titles being added in his crowning in Portugal due to his inability to actually go to Scandinavia to be crowned at the moment. After João's death, the Portuguese forces retreat and the Castillians set up a counterattack, retake Badajoz, and invade the Alentejo, being pushed back before reaching Beja. Garcia gives the command of the forces on the east to Afonso II Teles de Meneses, the Duke of Beja, and João III Afonso de Lara, the Count of Lara. By the time the year ends, Duarte made some gains on the north, and is sieging Zamora, while João III and Afonso Teles try to reorganize their forces so as to attack again. Meanwhile in Brasil, Paranaguá expands 650 sq km south, Rio Grande expands 150 sq km north, while Ceará expands 1000 sq km inland. Minor clashes between colonial militias happen in Pará and Tremembé. In Tremembé's case, the Castillians are defeated quickly, and the fortress on the island of Uopanuaçu is seized. In Pará, the results are somewhat inconclusive. In Antília, Santo Amaro expands 700 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1000 sq km west, and Santa Maria expands 900 sq km to the south, reaching the mouth of a river which is then called Salgado, and later renamed Salgado do Sul, to avoid confusion with the Salgado in Paraná.
  • 'Apache:' The army's size is increased and forges are built to equip them with new weapons.
  • The Emirate of Granada ends the war and out of the territory taken, Burgundy is given a small fort on the coast, Brandenburg is given Tangier, and the rest of territory gained is given to Granada. Scandinavia also gets OTL Gibraltar for helping our side in the war as promised.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria and New Harbin colonies by 500 sq km each.
  • Venice successfully occupies half of OTL Slovenia. Troops march from Venice to Dalmatia without boarding ships for the first time. Venetian missionaries continue to convert in Switzerland and the Italian cantons continue to discuss joining the Venetian League. With the loss of the Greek islands and the Straits of Gibraltar, the Venetian economy is rapidly weakening and a senior admiral in the Council of Ten who sees war with the Ottoman Empire as the only choice hires an assassin to kill the current Doge. The assassin manages to arrive in the Doge's quarters only to find the Doge has died of old age earlier that night. He startles the people in the Doge's chambers and is eventually overpowered. The admiral loses all credibility and his rival, a Sienese merchant, manages to become Doge. Pablo Arzano, immediately by reluctantly comes to the same conclusion that Venice will need to reacquire Greece or stand to fall behind in power. thus he works on the army. Pablo asks Cyprus to re-establish relations and allow Venetian ships to trade via Cypriot harbours. Meanwhile, Nuovo Venexia continues to quell minor Egyptian discontent at the loss of their sovereignty.
    • Bavaria offers Venice trade routes through Europe to help offset the weakening economy.
    • Venice thanks Bavaria for the help but the Doge knows it is too little.
  • Cyprus expands Nea Lefkosia by 300 sq km, Nea Larnaka by 300 sq km and Nea Lemesos by 150 sq km. Cyprus' army and navy are also expanded.
  • Crete continues to expand its army and navy.
  • The Mayan Empire continues some minor expansion on Ometlacatl (OTL Hispaniola) while expansion to the north ceases. Xaman expands south 1500 km and Haven expands 500 km northeast. Orthodoxy and Catholicism grow in the Empire. Naval technologies are upgraded, and the army is expanded for the first time in years. Current territory is reinforced and further integrated.
  • China discovers the tip of Argentina, though the ship that discovered it will not return until 1587. Meanwhile, the military is expanded and relations with Dai Vet improve.
  • Scandinavia builds up its military and economy. Infrastructure is built up, connecting provincial capitals with the rest of the country. Nye Norge expands by 2100 sq km, it continues expanding along the shores of a lake local fur trappers call Sjön Karina or Karina's lake. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties. Governor Nyborg successfully reaches an agreement with New Georgia, known as the Treaty of Erikstad (colonial capital of Erisksmark) which entails their incorporation into Nya Danmark as the captaincy of New Georgia under Scandinavia's protection but not annexation like what happened to Nea Gyptios.. The King informs his friend the Doge of Venice that the plan will begin next year. Part of the massive Scandinavian Royal Navy officially becomes the Gibraltarian Fleet, and constructs a grand naval base in Scandinavian Gibraltar. Return envoys inform that the expedition bound for Mombasa will be delayed, since they are traveling into the Red Sea to visit Ethiopia and Levantine Yemen.
  • Burgundy: Military, and economy as well as infrastructure are updated, the colonies expand.
  • Brandenburg expands its military and economy. Neu Berlin expands 900 sq km along the Great Lake and it loops around the lake on a very thin margin. Expanding by 1200 sq km across on the peninsula, we encounter some hostile native, who band with the Erokee and do several raids on Neu Deutschestown, although a small militia is sent from the areas outside Neu Berlin Stadt. Neu Berlin's economy expands and the governor continues to import from the Mayans. We begin to recruit loyal Erokee into the militias. At the homeland we send a few small fleets to Tangiers, and we are secretly glad that we may be able to control sea travel from the Mediterranean nations into the Atlantic in case it is necessary.
  • Wettin Lands The Saxon Elector and Duke of Hesse, on the advice of his various landtags and vassals, decrees that all of the Wettin lands shall use the same currency, to be known as the Wettin Thaler. The aim is to make trade between the states easier. They militarise and go on maneuvers together, to enhance co-operability.
  • Ottoman Empire: The Ottoman Empire continues military build up and declares war on Albania, launching a full scale invasion of the country while the Ottoman West Fleet blockades the Albanian coast. The invasion is two steps, one invading North Albania, and one invading the south. Hearing of the Venetian attempt to start a war, the Ottoman Sultan sends a warning to Venice stating that if Venice starts any more wars the Ottoman Empire will declare war.
  • Formosa modernizes its island and industrializes its island. Also, an army is starting to be built up.
    • You aren't supposed to use bold font unless you are talking out-of character, like this, or using bold font just on your nation's name. And, you can't industrialize yet. It's still 1583, and industrialization won't probably start until after 1700.
  • United Kingdoms of Bavaria and Thuringia: The Bavarian Bankgruppe begins to offer loans to foreign nations with a low interest rate. The Europa Tradegruppe begins to modernise its merchant marine arm with the aid of old Venetian ships. Engineers work on improving designs for said vessels. In Munchen, a monument is under construction. It is a large obelisk that inscribes in Latin a prayer over the nation on its bottom base. The Universities begin to use Latin more in academic arenas as well as reinforcing it as a language taught in all Universities along with German. The National Treasury is finally refounded and a new currency, the Deutsch Adler, or the Adler (German Eagle or the Eagle to symoblise the continuation of great Rome through the German lands).
  • Papal States: The Pope continues infrastructural and naval efforts during the Era of Peace. The territories do the same, as the Pope visits minor towns near the coast to see the progress with shipping yards. The Pope also funds missionaries to the Kappelist League, which continues to contain a majority of heretic Europeans. The Pope promotes peace and lessens funds for the Inquisition to avoid further war. The Pope also accepts the Bavarian alliance proposal, and also requests an alliance with Scandinavia to ally with a fellow Catholic nation. Meanwhile, the colonialists continue to swarm to the colonies, as the lower classes join to create a new life for themselves and their families. The Natives continue to be protected from slavery under the Papal bull, and encourages other Catholic nations to follow the declaration.
  • Rajputana improves the military and navy
  • Russia Works on military and updates troops ... not much more happens.

1584

The Indians United movement forms, a loose coalition of Indian tribes to try to keep the Europeans out, mostly in OTL New English Antilla. Nue Berlin continues losses with heavy Indian casualties, which causes them to ask a pact of Brandenburg for a 15 year stalemate as long as they don't expand.

This is becoming and ASB. A: Rules state the colonies expand as they will, as long as size restrictions are followed. B: Native fighting Europeans? Give me a break.
Natives can fight back, but they don't have many chances of winning. (Like, in OTL various native tribes were defeated by the Bandeirantes on the 17th-18th century, but some Guarani tribes won against them once). Anyway, I don't contest the striking out of this event.
Thank you, Collie.
Those examples happen centuries from now. Besides, Saamwill has no right to post mod events when he isn't a mod

Moscow takes over the three nations which it surrounds on nearly all borders as the government takes a move towards a non-federation based Muscovite empire. Relations with Novogorod sour slightly.

A traitorous general poisons the three leaders of the Caspian Alliance when they sit to a meal after a meeting. This causes the Caspian alliance to devolve into chaos with their leadership killed. Their division allows the Persians to decimate their armies. Most of the former territory of the White Sheep Turks falls to the Persians. The Caspians are reduced to a Persian vassal state in the Caucasus, and the territory left unconquered by Persia falls into disarray.

In the Balkans? Don't you mean the Caucasus?
You're absolutely right. I'm kind of embarrassed that I got that wrong.
This doesn't even make situational sense.
Tell me how to improve it, because I want it to stay.
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Kimiyasu continues invading the Mogami clan and by mid-year, the Mogami clan is conquered and annexed. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 800 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 800 km.
  • The war goes on. In early 1584, Zamora falls, and Duarte's armies go north to secure Asturias, which proves to be relatively quick, and Duarte goes south again, this time for the city of León. Despite Duarte expecting a long siege, León surrenders quickly, allowing Duarte to continue going south, to strengthen its position on the rest of León. Meanwhile, Afonso Teles' forces invade Castille, and after some battles in central León (the kingdom), Afonso advances, and takes Salamanca in September, and also continues advancing south. João de Lara's forces also invade, but in the direction of Seville, and by the end of the year, took most of the "kingdom", except for Seville and its surroundings. Meanwhile, the Castillian navy on the mainland is defeated in a series of naval battles, and a smaller force which tried to blockade Pará is defeated as well. In the colonies, more Castillian forces, although the total is not much, try to invade Pará, failing. However, the Portuguese don't attack the Castillian establishments on southern Antília due to its distance and lack of interest on most of them. Meanwhile in the colonies, Santo Amaro expands 700 sq km inland in Antília. In Brasil, Paranaguá expands 900 sq km south, and Rio Grande expands 1400 sq km north, connecting itself with Porto dos Casais. Meanwhile, the Aimoré raids on Espírito Santo and southern Nhoesembé intensify. In Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1400 sq km inland.
  • Ottoman Empire: Military buildup continues while the northern third of Albania falls to Army Group 1 and the southern third falls to AG2. Soon the two armies are preparing for the final assault on Albania.
  • The Emirate of Granada builds a navy base in Ceuta. The current Emir of Granada dies and is replaced by his son Nasr al Saleh. Nasr al Saleh gets married and builds a palace in Ceuta to promote friendship with the people there.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Harbin colony by 2000 sq km.
  • Brandenburg continues to build up its military and infrastructure. Neu Berlin continues to expand by 800 sq km on the lake and 1300 sq km across on the peninsula. The militia in Neu Deutschestown grows as some more natives join against us to avenge their fallen. One of the Newfoundlandese nations finally agrees to join the ever-growing Neu Berlin, since they are promised survival and supplies. The governor continues to import from nearby regions to help the colonial economy expand. Back at home, we send supplies to help build a new German fort at Tangiers and we begin to recruit Tangieri locals to join the garrison.
  • There's more than one?
  • Yes, I see two on the map, and FYI, I shall appreciate it if you do not interfere.
    • One is Vinland, one is New Georgia or something like that. Would appreciate it if you named which one you were going for.
    • The smaller one, which I assume is Vinland.
  • ​No can do. Indians are angry and you won't be gaining territory.
  • No can do, my foot. I have modern technology for Pete's sake. I'll snap their bows in half and eat their arrows for breakfast. Do you really want an ASB Principia Moderni game? Forever tarnishing the legacy of the great legend? And my colony can expand wherever I want it to as long as I follow my 2100 sq km. End of story, Saam.
  • I'll do so to your foot and your post. The mods have decided. As you can see they are offering a stalemate because of heavy casualties that usually occur when fighting with Europeans. Accept it, Mr. ASB. Your colony is the size of OTL New York in 1590 with relatively with just this Indian attack. Must I say implausible.
  • First of all, no, the mods have not decided. Even your fellow mods Collie and AP are against this. Secondly, rules are rules. You cannot stop me from following.
  • I'm not sure about Collie, but I can tell you that is not the case for AP. Anyhow, the rules also say 'Every land has its inhabitants and they must be dealt with'. Indian attacks happened OTL and many times stalled expansion of European Nations, if not completely destroyed them before help was re-inforced.
  • No, check the mod page. AP has said that you are going overboard. Do you want me to take a picture, come to your house, and show it to your face? And I am dealing the inhabitants in case you haven't noticed. I've created several problems with Indians ever since the colony started.
  • Apache: No word from the explorers. The blacksmiths of the Apache people have created a full metal chest plate, leg guards and arm guards for the Warrior Elite Society, the personal guard of the Great Warchief.
  • The Levantine Kingdom improves its army and navy, looking uneasily at the Ottoman warring against Albania. However, wars against Mesopotamia and Ternate are also planned. New Syria expands by 2000 sq km; 1000 westward in Wahe Bari to connect everything and 1000 eastward into the River of Hashem. Sim'an of Syria once again sends emissaries to all European nations seeking good relationships and agreeing to Granada's alliance if the new Emir still wants it. Ibrahim continues being fostered by the Maronite lord in Mount Lebanon.
    • Nasr al Saleh is happy that the request has finally been replied to and he still wants the alliance and is grateful.
  • Scandinavia builds up its military and economy. Infrastructure is built up, connecting provincial capitals with the rest of the country. Nye Norge expands by 2100 sq km; it continues expanding along the shores of Sjön Karina or Karina's lake. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties. Scandinavia builds up its military and economy. Infrastructure is built up, connecting provincial capitals with the rest of the country. Nye Norge expands by 2100 sq km, it continues expanding along the shores of a lake local fur trappers call Sjön Karina or Karina's lake. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties. The government informs the Doge of Venice that the plan is delayed until 1585, and asks if Venice will actually be able to execute it given the state of their economy. The naval base at Gibraltar continues construction and a military fort known as Ft. Stockholm is built. The expedition returns from East Africa and brings a wealth of items purchased in the area. The government under the regency of Queen Selena becomes very interested in the major port city of Mombasa and orders a hostile takeover to take place within the decade (will that actually require an algorithm? It's a city-state...). We mourn the loss of King Jan, who valiantly fell at the siege of Badajoz. We welcome our new, uncrowned King - Erik V (regal name for Garcia). His mother Selena will crown him in Stockholm as soon as the Luso-Castillian War is over.
    • Yes, of course it requires an algorithm. You are invading it.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 300 sq km, Nea Larnaka by 300 sq km and Nea Lemesos by 150 sq km.
  • Crete continues to expand its army and navy.
  • France: After a delay, the expedition to the New World begins, starting from the Navy's HQ in La Rochelle, where the ship, Aventure, will head straight west until they hit territory that shall be claimed in the name of France. Military continues being built up. King Louis II reaffirms the alliance with Burgundy, after being asked at a diplomatic meeting in Paris.
  • Wettin Lands After much thought, the Elector of Saxony asks the King of Bavaria if the Wettin Thaler could be pegged to the Bavarian Adler. If both the currencies have the same value and are interchangeable, trade will be much easier between our countries. The Archbishop of Magdeburg dies and a replacement is appointed who is acceptable to the elector. The fortifications on the old northern border of Saxony are mostly abandoned, except for a few large ones, which serve as the barracks for the local regiment. The soldiers previously stationed there are moved to the Eastern border with Bohemia, as all other Saxon borders are either with a vassal or an ally.
  • Ethiopia prepares an invasion force to retake their Malagasy colony. Investment in the navy continues as well as plans to begin land-based expansion in the future.
  • Formosa: modernizes its island, building its first port in OTL Danshui and builds up its army.
  • The Novgorodian troops are taking advantage of Moscow to improve, and Vecheslav is officially crowned as the Muscovian Grand Prince, and all titles associated with that, adding it to the regal titles of the Novgorodian Grand Prince and Tsar, even further legitimizing Novgorodian Rule over all of Russia. The economic condition is slightly deteriorating, prompting government subsidies for Novgorodian production of firearms. The extra taxes from Moscow helped very much, and the Russo-European Trade Alliance, the successor to the Hansa, begins to prosper once more, and the Russo-Novgorodian Weaponsmiths' Guild is created as part of the RETA. Vecheslav declares the Duma the sole legitimate government of Russia. An invasion is planned of the de facto independent great perm, that invasion was put off because of efforts to restabilize the government. That area sent no representatives to the Duma, and chose to create its own government after the liberation.
  • In the Mayan Empire, some rebellions occur in the southern provinces. The army is redirected to the rebellious provinces, and several breakaway states form. To fund the new war, the Oligarchy decides to sell some unneeded territory. The Empire offers Scandinavia the Ceatl territory (OTL Cuba) and Brandenburg the northern portion of the Ometlacatl territory (OTL Hispaniola). In exchange, the Mayans would like some help reining in the rebellious territories. These breakaway states are still claimed as part of the Empire, and until they retain order, anyone laying claim to them will be considered to be invading the Empire itself. As a result of the quick withdrawal of the army from the newly conquered northern provinces, the civilization breaks down, and they are quickly abandoned.
  • The United Kingdoms of Bavaria and Thuringia expands infrastructure. The economy shows improvement as the Bavarian Adler goes into full circulation. The Head of the United Treasury considers and accepts the Wettin Lands proposal, as it would simplify trade between the two nations. The treasury proposes that 1BA=1.75WT, making the values near equal and minimalising inflation. The Bavarian Bankgruppe expands offices, the center of the bank is moved from the former Imperial city of Karolin, to the capital, Munchen. The Munchen Orchastra begins to host elaborate classical shows and a young man named Edmund Hesse (sort of an ATL Tileman Susato) becomes a national favourite with his complex melodies, several of which are being tied to operas coming in from Venice. An alliance offer is sent to France and Burgundy.
  • Burgundy: We accept the UK's offer of alliance, and as offer we sell rights over some of the coast of northern Eastern Friesland. Military, economy and infrastructure are built up and a new city called New Bruges is built in the remaining coastal regions with the Neptunic Ocean, to begin trading with the East Asian empires, a convoy of ships is sent to contact China, and discover new trading routes, the colony expand. Holland is Reannexed to Burgundy.
    • Brandenburg will buy the land for sale.
  • Venice expands its army in preparation for an invasion of Greece. The Doge is angered by the Ottomans and plans to ignore their message as Venice will crumble from within if trading grounds are not found. Meanwhile, a young music composer by the name Franz Bellioni composes an opera for the late Doge's death and the events surrounding it. Nuovo Venezia continues pacifying Nea Gyptios' peoples as they slowly get used to Venetian rule.

1585

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The Persian Shah returns triumphant from his war with the Caspians. His regime is strengthened by this victory. He makes a concession to the autonomists by establishing a new Majlis as a way to somewhat decentralize the nation. A small village, named New Persepolis has been built on the site of the ancient Persian capital. The Persian capital remains at Tehran until New Persepolis is sufficiently completed. The Shah marries a nobleman's daughter and has a son. The Shah, understanding the dangers of Islamic fundamentalism, turns a blind eye to the resurgence of Zoaroastranism. He spend most of his effort on the conversion of heretical Mahdi Islam worshippers to Sunni Islam.

The City State of Königsburg officially declares the restoration of the Kingdom of Prussia. They crown their leader as King Wilhelm I of Prussia.

  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Kimiyasu begins invading the Date clan. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 800 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 800 km.
  • The war goes on. Meanwhile, by the first trimester, Seville is conquered, leading to the rest of the "kingdom" of Seville being conquered by this time, the rest of León has been taken by Duarte and Afonso Teles, and João de Lara starts to plan an invasion of the "kingdom" of Córdoba, to press the Castillians to surrender, while Duarte and Afonso plan to do the same with the "kingdoms" of Castille and Toledo. Meanwhile, the naval battles go on, and the Portuguese navy continues defeating the rest of the Castillian navy, mostly in Europe, although some battles happen around Pará.By September, Afonso and Duarte's attack starts. The advance, however, is slow, due to the Castillian resistance on those regions being stronger.as such, not much advance is made in this year. Meanwhile, on the colonies, Santo Amaro expands 1200 sq km inland, while in Brasil, Bahia resumes expansion inland, expanding 1800 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1400 sq km inland west. Meanwhile, Álvaro, younger brother of King Garcia, dies at 20 years old, his death being unrelated to the war.
  • Brandenburg expands its military and economy. Neu Berlin expands 700 sq km alongst the lake. The extension on Vinland expands by 200 sq km, and the people are informed that they still have all their rights, and the former king is promoted/demoted (not sure which) to regional governor. We also expand 1200 sq km across on the peninsula. (I can go back, ya know. I have a town there. Toronto.) Back at home, we continue to build up the Tangiers fort, and we continue to recruit native. We buy the Mayan colony and rename it Neu Prussen. We begin to "squeeze in" Konigsberg, which is located directly between our borders.
  • The Imperial Government faces a situation, with the death of the Emperor. Voting has produced no evident successor and several states (the NPC ones) begin talk of secession.
  • The Mayan Empire continues fighting the successionist states in the south. Again, the Empire offers Scandinavia the Ceatl territory (OTL Cuba). In exchange, the Mayans would like some help reining in the rebellious territories. Orthodoxy and Catholicism grow. Haven and Xaman cease expansion due to the war.
  • The Emirate of Granada raises taxes on the rich, making them angry. They ask for Nasr al Saleh to lower the taxes. More navy improvement is done in the navy base in Ceuta.
  • The Arabian Federation, 1585

    A map of the Arabian federation as it emerges independent in 1585.

    After a few years of planning with the local Sheiks and military chiefs, Emir Osama bin Said of Shaybah is assassinated leading to the Muhammad bin Said at age 22 being declared the new Emir of Shaybah. Emir Muhammad has the assassin exiled as part of the conspiracy's efforts to show that they had nothing to do with the assassin. The assassin eventually ends up retired in Malacca running a merchant business, albeit disgraced and unable to return home. With his follow conspirators, Emir Muhammad bin Said begin re-organising Shaybah and giving the local Sheik rulers in Oman autonomy as a series of small Sheikdoms part of the larger new Arabian Federation. (Just to let you guys know, my nation is still a single nation. This is just its internal regional politics. The state of Shaybah is in green, the Omani states in mustard-tan, the Bedouin states in blue and the Omani colonies in mustard-yellow.)
  • Cyprus continues expanding its army and navy. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 300 sq km, Nea Larnaka by 300 sq km and Nea Lemesos by 150 sq km.
  • Crete continues to expand its army and navy.
  • France: Aventure finally takes off in the Spring, and heads for the New World, where they plan to eventually hit the New World, the King and other elite in the Royal House in Paris eagerly await news of what the Explorers discover with their findings.
  • China expands its military as relations with Dai Vet continue to increase. The Hawaii colony is expanded by 800 sq km. Trade routes with Bradenburg are accepted. Better relations with Europe are sought after.
  • Ottoman Empire: AG1 and AG2 link up in central Albania, forcing the surrender of Albania to the Ottoman Empire. The lands formerly known as Albania are then annexed by the Ottoman Empire. The Venetians are warned once more to stay away from Greece. The Greeks are offered a deal that would allow Ottoman land and naval forces to help defend Greece against a Venetian attack in exchange for Greece renouncing claims on all Ottoman territory in Europe.
    • Algorithm, Dean
  • The Levantine Kingdom sends an emissary to the Arabian Federation, seeking good will and trading rights. More emissaries are sent to the European kingdoms (especially Venice, Scandinavia and Portugal) in hopes of trade agreements and military alliances. The expedition to the New World leaves Bidyt Rakote and by the end of the year lands in Cape Horn. While they plan claiming the area for the Levant, they continue northwards in hopes of discovering more, going up the shore through OTL's Argentina. Meanwhile, the navy is expanded and plans to war against Ternate continue. Sim'an and his court, in order to take a less "Syrian" and more "Levantine" perspective, move the capital from Aleppo to Jerusalem.
    • The Arabian Federation agrees to the trading pact, trade routes are formed as maritime merchants from the AF sail the Red and Arabian Seas to go trade with the Levantine Kingdom and camel caravans go through the dangerous regions of central Arabia to trade with the Levant, too.
    • The United Kingdoms of Bavaria and Thuringia ask for a provisional alliance as well as open trade, we will give the Kingdom access to Europa Tradegruppe trade routes in return.
    • The Kingdom of the Levant is happy to agree to the Bavarian proposal.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Harbin colony by 2000 sq km.
  • Scandinavia builds up its military and economy. Infrastructure is built up, connecting provincial capitals with the rest of the country. Nye Norge expands by 2100 sq km; it continues expanding along the shores of Sjön Karina or Karina's Lake. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties. The government informs the Doge of Venice that the plan is delayed until 1586, and asks if Venice will actually be able to execute it given the state of their economy - this time the invasion really will be next year. The naval base at Gibraltar continues construction and a military fort known as Ft. Stockholm is built. Scandinavia accepts the Mayan offer.
  • Wettin Lands: The Elector, on the advice of Treasury officials, agrees to Bavaria's proposed fixed exchange rate, and sets about circulating the new Wettin Thalers around the Wettin Lands. It is estimated that the old currencies should be out of circulation in three years. Work continues on new fortifications in the East.
  • HRE peeps: VOTE VOTE VOTE!!! Callumthered (talk)
  • Venice agrees with the Levantine Kingdom on trade arangements and offers a limited military alliance against the Ottoman Empire. The Doge continues to strengthen the Venetian economy but knows it is a matter of time and expansion. Thankfully economic collapse is averted by the discovery that cotton is very easily grown in the main Venetian colonies of Nuovo Treviso and Nuovo Venexia. Inspired by this news the Doge orders a review of Nuovo Firenze and Nuovo Brescia and potential crop growth. He also informs Scandinavia that Venetian participation in the plan would be unwise for the Republic and hopes that the Scandinavians will understand. Nuovo Treviso expands by 2100 sq km for more fertile areas while Nuovo Venexia continues to soothe Egyptian worries.
    • The Venetian offer is agreed to by the Levant.
  • Announcement: I, Scandinator, wish to no longer prolong the mod-in-chief elections and thus I will endorse Collie as the new mod-in-chief.
  • The United Kingdoms of Bavaria and Thuringia The Bavarian Bankgruppe continues restructuring in an effort to streamline the banking system. The Treasury orders an increase in Adler production to meet demand. It has been determined that a gold standard shall be used. The military expands and the border with Bohemia is beefed up. A limited offer of alliance is sent to the Levantine Kingdom. The Europa Tradegruppe reopens some trade routes. The RSC (Royal Science Commission) begins to work on new weapon designs using a new type of lock.
  • Novgorod works on military. Invasion plans are furthered.
  • Burgundy: King Ferdinand begins looking for a Royal marriage in Europe. With this, his brother Charles joins. Bavaria is offered some lands in Eastern Friesland. Colonies expand, and military and economy are built up
    • Bavaria accepts the lands and offers Selena Gutenburg, Duchess of Baden for the King's hand in marriage.(Also, can you shoot me a map of where East Friesland is??)

1586

  • The war goes on. The advance in Castille continues difficult, but in the start of tthe year, Duarte scores a decisive victory in Tordesilhas, and advances on to Valladolid. From there, Afonso Teles goes north, to the heartlands of Castille, while Duarte goes south, to Toledo. Afonso Teles' army, after some difficult battles advances north, and takes Palencia, with Afonso later making a detour to pass through Meneses de Campos, before going after Burgos. Meanwhile, João de Lara contines attempting to advance, and by late June, takes Córdoba. Later, Afonso manages to make a breakthrough, and manages to take Burgos. This, along with the takeover of Córdoba, convinces the Castillians to surrender. The peace treaty is signed in León. At the conclusion of the treaty, León is dissociated from Castille, the Castillian king is deposed, and given the title of Duke of Jaén as a compensation. Garcia adds the titles of King of Galicia, León, Seville, Córdoba, Jaén, Murcia, Toledo, Asturias and Castille. Castille, or what is left of it, retains all its colonies except for the feitoria of Uopanuaçu and the other feitoria on the mouth of the Maranhão river. The title for the heir to the Portuguese crown is retitled as Prince of Galicia. In Antília, Santa Inês expands 500 sq km, 50 inland and 450 taking an island off the coast, which the Ampanoagues call Noepe. Meanwhile in Brasil, Bahia expands 1200 sq km inland, and Paraná expands 1300 sq km along the Salgado and 1400 inland. Meanwhile, Garcia's only son, Duarte, dies. Garcia, The Duke of Coimbra and the Countess of Guarda, Urraca, also die this year. The title of Count of Guarda reverts back to the crown, while the Duchy of Coimbra is given to his son João, who becomes João V of Coimbra, and the Duchy of Guimarães is given to his grandson Dinis.
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Kimiyasu continues invading the Date clan. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 800 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 800 km.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Harbin colony by 2000 sq km. The Christians have now become a major religion in Manchuria. However, centuries of hiding and syncretism have transformed Manchurian Christianity into a different religion. And thus the religion of Jīdūhism is born. The new religion has more in common with Buddhism and Taoism than European Christianity. The Manchurian Emperor Fu officially awards Jīdūhism government recognition. Jīdūhist missionaries are sent to China and Japan. Jīdūhist monasteries begin the practice of martial arts, like the famous Shaolin monks of China.
  • Ethiopia continues its military buildup of the navy, and expands its holdings by 2500 km.
  • The Mayan Empire continues its campaign against the rebellious southern provinces. The Army and Navy are upgraded, as a result of having to go to war again. Tentative expansion of Haven and Xaman, each by 500 km, commences. Orthodoxy and Catholicism grow.
    • The Manchurians send a diplomat to the Mayans via the New Harbin colony. They wish to discuss Manchurian territorial claims in the region. NOTE: Manchuria's claims include Sonora, Baja California and as much of Chihuahua as possible.
    • The Mayan Empire accepts the diplomat and commences negotiations.
    • The Manchurians claim the territory of the OTL Republic of Sonora.
  • Apache: The Apachean military is created even more professionally as the Warrior Society is created into the Grand Army of the Apache and all 17 year old Apachean people must serve in the Army. The Army regular count is about 10,000 strong and backed up by an reserve force of all Apache 17 year olds to 45 year olds. The Apachean army is composed of 4000 foot soldiers, 3000 heavy infantry, 2000 cavalry (1500 light cavalry, 500 heavy cavalry) and 1000 archers. The Apachean scouts that were sent to the south report a sophisticated society called the Mayan. Great Warchief Govind sends a diplomantic envoy to the Mayans to open trade routes, exchange of all ideas in both nations and a treaty for mutual defense is signed. From a humble servant of the Great Spirit, let all men witness peace. Where are the maps? Mayan player, please contact me back.
    • The Mayan Empire receives the diplomats and agrees to all terms.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 300 sq km, Nea Larnaka by 300 sq km and Nea Lemesos by 150 sq km.
  • Brandenburg continues to build up military and infrastructure. Neu Berlin expands by 1800 sq km along the Great Lake. The extension on Vinland expands by 100 sq km, and Neu Prussia expands 100 sq km as well. Deutschestown is abandoned as everyone comes back to Neu Berlin. The fort at Tangiers continues to grow and we station another fleet there. We ask Scandinavia if we can buy some northern parts of Nye Norge.
  • Scandinavia builds up its military. Nye Norge expands by 2100 sq km. It continues expanding along Sjon Karina. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties. King Erik V is saddened at Venice's decision but understands due to the state of their economy. Sticking to the plan, around since the 1550s, Scandinavia commences the invasion of the Incan Empire. Excited for renewed conquest, General Harald Nyborg (brilliant general and veteran of the Neapolitan war, the Russian Revolution and the Italian theatre of the Kappelist Wars) leaves Eriksmark and is placed at the helm of operations. Gibraltar's fleet is updated and expanded, though the fort continues construction. We decline Brandenburg's offer of sale.
  • Is Sjon Karina Lake Erie? Because you don't border that.
  • Formosa: Formosa begins to build a port in OTL Danshui naming it BaiShun. Begins trade with Japan and China. Builds up Army even more and starts building up a navy.
  • France: Continues to update the pike design for better power. However, with the rise of artillery over the century, melee weapons, longbows and crossbows have shown to be on the decline in being able to show an Army's power. Cannons have become the most important feature in battle, even moreso than cavalry and archers. Research is being put into making a "hand cannon" that the infantry can take into battle. Across the sea, there is failure to colonize the New World, due to the colonies having already being established by Scandinavia. Aventure plans to continue south, to where more territory is available.
  • Saxony: The aging Elector, Rupprecht, dies. After much sorrow, he is succeeded by his son Frederick-Karl, who is crowned Elector of Saxony and Duke of Hesse, and takes the regnal name of Frederick IV, in honour of his Great-Grandfather. All the vassals are present at the ceremony, and it is the Archbishop of Magdeburg who places the thrones on Frederick's head. The new Elector travels to the Imperial capital to VOTE for a new emperor, and urges the other states to do so. Wettin Thalers continue to be circulated, replacing the old local currencies. Work continues on the Eastern border forts.
  • Anhalt: On his trip back to Anhalt, Prince Luitpold's train is attacked by a large group of bandits, who overpower his guards and kill the Prince, looting the baggage and raping the women. When news of the tragedy reaches Anhalt, there is public outrage at the princepicide (it should be a word!) and a regiment of the Army is sent to destroy the outlaws, which it does. However, the Prince's death causes political difficulties. The only son of Prince Luitpold and Anna of Burgundy is Leopold, who is a mere six years old. Under normal circumstances, the Elector of Saxony would step in and appoint himself or a nobleman regent. However, with the Elector off traveling, the court is thrown into confusion. After a few days, Anna, the half-sister of the late Prince, declares herself Regent, seeing as she is the boy's closest blood relative. So, as the boy-prince is crowned Leopold II, Regent Anna looks on from behind the throne. But the regentess has her own, secret motive. She has never forgiven her father for remarrying after her mother's death. Her half-Portuguese half-brother, in her mind, took her birthright away from her, and his son now reigns where her son, Rudolf, should be in his place. Anna is not a fool. She knows she has fifteen years until Leopold reaches his majority, more than enough time to plot his demise. (Mwah ha ha!)
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: The new currency is circulated, and old coins are melted down and made into decorations and furnishings for the country's cathedrals and churches.
  • Venice's economy is stabilized as cotton imports come in. The Doge decides to take further measures to ensure no economic collapse occurs and requests a trading post in Japan. Meanwhile in Piedmont, the Duca, Lord Angelo Benadetti, decides to run as Emperor and become the first Italian Holy Roman Emperor, a move opposed by many Germans but welcomed by Burgundians and other minorities within the HRE. Venice asks Portugal for a military alliance after finding their victories against Castille impressive. Venice offers to send troops to the Portuguese if they return the favour to Venice in our next war. Meanwhile, Nuovo Firenze (outpost west of Lake Nicaragua and area captured from Naples) expands by 2100 sq km.
    • Shogun Satomi Kimiyasu offers Konohana-ku, Osaka as a trading post.
  • The Arabian federation expands 5,000 sq km inland after another Bedouin tribe agrees to join the federation and their tribal leader becomes Sheikh of the new Sheikdom, becoming the federation's 74th Sheikdom. A new constitution is written up for the federation which ensures that each individual state can write up its own laws and they can vote in the federal congress for the federation's leading Sultan, who gains the title Sultan of Arabia, as well as his local title of Sheik of XXX or Emir of XXX. The voting rights of each state is tied to the population amount in that state and for every 1,000 people you get one vote (states with under 1,000 people get one vote, anyway). The federation's first Sultan elections this year appoint Emir Muhammad bin Said of Shaybah as the Sultan of Arabia. Sultan Muhammad, Emir of Shaybah, decides that the county should work on expanding its economy this year and various measures are brought in to ensure growth.
  • The Levantine Kingdom expands its colony in the Khedivate of New Syria by 2000 sq km, with 1500 sq km westwards from Wahe Bari along the coast and 500 into the River of Hashem. The navy and army are expanded, and war continues to be planned against the Sultanate of Ternate. The Bavarian offer is agreed to early in the year. Meanwhile, Sim'an's son Ibrahim continues to be a ward in a Maronite nobleman's house, where he is 15 and starting to get ready to become the Crown Prince in his own right. Secretly, Ibrahim plans to bring the Maronite faith to the whole of the Levant.
  • UKBT expands military. Burgundy is asked if a map of Frieland be provided.
  • Only military expansion for novgorod! colonies expand 1000 sq km each.

1587

Middle east 1587

The middle east following this year's mod events

A new empire, the Empire of the Sudan emerges, uniting the former Caliphate provinces of Nubia, Funj and Darfur. The Emperor of Sudan expresses to its neighbours Eygpt and Ethiopia that it is a peaceful nation and would like to trade.

A powerful branch of the Qoyunlu clan unites several of the Qoyunlu states into a single nation. The new empire of Qoyunlu unites OTL Kurdistan, eastern Turkey, northern Iraq and northeastern Iran under the rule of the new Qoyunlu Sultan who declares his Qoyunlu empire to be the successor of the Aq Qoyunlu nation of yore. Responding to this new threat, the Emir of Baghad goes on a campaign and unites most of Iraq under his rule, and he declares the Kingdom of Baghdad in light of his new larger nation. Kuwait expands northwards as it allies with Baghdad and they split southern Iraq between themselves. Furthermore a new Armenian state is formed in the north as part of the Qoyunlu states resit the expansion of the Qoyunlu empire.

The four nations in between the Dimurati Kingdom and the Persian empire are conquered and split between the two nations as Persia and Dimurat finalize a border agreement following the division of the four border nations.

In the new kingdom of Qonyulu, near the ancient Sassanid fire temple of Takht e-Solayman, a young Persian man claiming to be Zarathustra reborn begins to preach a modified version of Zoroastrianism. His militaristic brand of Zoroastrian religion makes absolutely no converts, as the memory of the Mahdi and his false religion are still fresh. Within a week he is stoned to death for heresy and what little followers are killed.

Why would the follow this madman so soon after the Mahdi? That makes absolutely no sense. I would have thought they would have been more wary of psychos screwing with religion for their own gain.

  • Well, IIRC Zoroaster was not at all politically-based, only being the advisor to kings, so this man wouldn't care about politics but just theology. I imagined him establishing some sort of Pope while a neo-Zoroastrian Shah rises.
    • I also agree that this event is quite implausible, what with an old religion suddenly gaining new followers following a religious fraud like the Mahdi. People would be less religious not more following a fellow like 'r Mahdi.
      • But irreligion was rather uncommon until very recently, and they are abandoning Islam after all; and the guy is not asking them to follow him to his grave like the Mahdi was, but just "spread the word and fight for your beliefs".
      • I agree with your comment about atheism, but I disagree with your comment about this madman. The way you wrote this guy seems to imply "and kill the unbelievers!". I think the Caliphate has had enough of religiously fanatic madmen. It's like you're trying to establish the modern Islamic fundamentalist nation of Iran centuries early.
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Kimiyasu continues invading the Date clan. Satomi Kimiyasu is not happy with Jīdūhism, and while he doesn't ban it, he strongly discourages it. Jīdūhism has little success in Japan, mainly in Kagoshima Prefecture only. However, Taoism is introduced in Japan and begins to spread in Kyūshū. Soon, the Mononobe and Rokkaku clans take a huge interest in Taoism as well. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 800 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 800 km.
  • After the war, and after his coronation on Scandinavia, Garcia comes back to Iberia, where he is crowned in León and Toledo. In Castille he declares himself Garcia III, counting before him the two Counts of Castille called Garcia, and thus, setting the numbering back to Count Fernando González. Galicia becomes part of the crown of Portugal, while the sizes of the kingdoms of Toledo and Castille are reduced, with some parts going to León, Toledo taking most of the losses. However, in May, Garcia dies with no heirs, and nominates his sister Carina as heir. Since she already had male sons with her husband Nuno de Lara (son of Count João III de Lara), Nuno becomes king of Portugal jure uxoris automatically. Before the coronation, Nuno convinces her to adopt a more Iberian regnal name in Portugal, Castille and León. The coronation is made in Santiago de Compostela, again, to celebrate the acquisition of Galicia. Carina is then crowned as "By the Grace of God, Urraca II Carina, Queen of Portugal, Galicia, León, Castille, Toledo, Córdoba, Jaén, Sevilla, Murcia, Asturias and the Algarve, Countess of Trancoso, Lady of Biscay, Molina, Guinea, Brasil, and either side of the Rio da Prata". The rest of the title is left to the coronation on Scandinavia. Meanwhile, Portugal starts to send supplies to Scandinavia on their invasion of the Inca. Meanwhile, on Antília, Santo Amaro expands 700 sq km, and in Brasil, Pará expands 1600 sq km on its new extension on the mouth of the Maranhão, and Pernambuco expands 1100 sq km inland. In Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1000 sq km inland.
  • Ottoman Empire: Explorers are sent across the Atlantic Ocean hoping to discover new lands while charts from the Caliphate show of a large amount of land across the Indian Ocean, ad several hundred settlers are sent in four large convoys with about 45 troops to defend them. Construction of 12 large colonization fleets begins. The Empire offers Iberia, France, Saxony, and Brandenburg a limited defensive alliance aimed at protecting Greece from conquest by Venice. All 4 of you would gain Venices colonies and decide there fate while Novrogod is also included in the offer. Military buildup continues while the Levants ambassadors and merchants are expelled as are those of Venice.
  • Scandinavia builds up its military. Nye Norge expands by 2100 sq km. It continues expanding west. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties. We crown Karina, Princess of Galicia and Finland(heir titles in Scandinavia and Portugal respectively) as "Her Royal Majesty Karina, Queen of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Galicia, Leon, Castille, Toledo, Cordoba, Jaen, Sevilla, Murcia, Asturias, and Portugal; The Grand Scandinavian, Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein, Countess of Trancoso, Lady of Biscay, Molina, Guinea, and Brasil, Protectress of the Saami, Preserver of the Perpetual Union of the Scandinavian Kingdoms; Preserver of Portugal and the Algarves. Meanwhile, the Battle of Cajamarca begins with Scandinavian forces sieging the city. Other groups of Erövrarens (conquistadors) begin their assaults throughout the coast.
  • You can't fight a war and increase your military at the same time.
    • Yep, otherwise you'd just do all of the five events (warring, building up infrastructure, expanding your main nation, military development or economic development) in a turn to offset the negative effects. It's just one of those five, mate - which I suppose in this case is the war fighting.
  • Brandenburg expands its military and economy. Neu Berlin expands 2100 sq km along the coast of the Great Lake. The governor of Neu Berlin decides that Neu Berlin must match up to the Fatherland and introduces a new plan to create new jobs and manufacture new goods, and trade with foreign powers increases. The governor receives word of the invasion of the Incan Empire and fails to comprehend the necessity to destroy native nations (hahaha). Back home, we continue to pressure Konigsberg. The gates of Berlin are finished and heightened security is introduced on the borders with foreign nations. William goes to Aragon to ensure the maintained stability of his crown realm and to guarantee to the people that they are safe at all times from Portugal.
  • Sorry people, apparently a troll did a bunch of weird things to the page. I reversed it though.
  • I did not mean to do anything wrong. It was a mistake. My computer has been acting weird lately. This is Grantzu, by the way. I was trying to post something and a post conflict popped up and I hit publish again and that happened. I did not mean to do anything wrong.
    • All is forgiven, adding a load of code to a page usually isn't much of a trolling effort anyway LOL :P
  • Apache: Great Warchief Govind has abolished the Elder Council and replaced it with the Grand Council of the Apache Spirit which is made up of governers loyal to Govind. The Apachean government sends another diplomatic mission to the Mayan Empire in hopes of establishing an embassy in the Mayan capital and a Mayan embassy in the Apache capitol. Who is the blue blob above my blue blob on the map and who is the red streak near the eastern part of the Mayan border?
    • ​If you're the bottom blue blob, I think the blue blob above you is the Lakota, and I (Cyprus) am the orange streak near the border. It's a colony of mine.
    • The red streak is Novgorod. The big ones above you are the Sioux which will be most likely removed from the map for inactivity soon.
  • ​Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 300 sq km, Nea Larnaka by 300 sq km and Nea Lemesos by 150 sq km.
  • Crete continues to expand its army and navy.
  • France: Captain Thomas Moreau of the Aventure, continues his quest in disappointment, with almost all coastal regions of the New World having been colonized by many other European nations. However, near the southern tip of the New World, where weather is much colder than to the North, he establishes the first French fort, Fort Moreau, as the first base of the Kingdom of France in the New World. (Located in OTL Southern Argentina). About 30 colonists and 50 soldiers will be left to maintain Fort Moreau, as the Captain returns to France.
  • Ethiopia sends a force to invade Madagascar and conquer the island for the Emperor. A separate force is sent to deal with the Swahili states, for the Emperor wishes to establish a colonial empire. The development of the navy decades before is to do the empire well in the coming years. The mainland empire expanded 1000 km.
  • Novgorod Accepts its alliance offer from Greece (finally) and reaffirms its alliance with Burgundy. Novgorodian Tsar Vecheslav is prepared to take back the rebellious state of New Great Perm by force, and mounts an army, before declaring war on behalf of Novgorod and Moscow. Troops invade Veliko-Permian territory by June, and send out men to rally people there to their cause. The Navy is utterly useless in this situation, as it is too far away to bombard any significant settlements (most are inland), so they stay out of conflict. Novgorod sends regards to Scandinavia and asks for assistance as well as a chance to become Novgorod's largest trade partner.
  • The Levantine Kingdom expands its navy and army, planning to war against the sultanate of Ternate. Venice (the New Guinean colony is Venetian?) is secretly offered a deal, in which the two kingdoms partition Ternate; the isles of Ternate, Tidore, Bacan, Sula, Banda, Buru, and the New Alexandria colony would go to the Levant, with Venice getting the rest. The expedition to the New World lands in OTL Ocho Rios, Jamaica. They find this nation even better than Cape Horn, and colonisation is advised in the letter to Sim'an of Syria, with they themselves leaving 45 men there. Meanwhile, New Syria expands by 2000 sq km; 1500 westward in Wahe Bari and 500 eastward in the River of Hashem.
    • Venice agrees to the deal.
    • It just got real...
  • Venice continues to take steps to ensure economic survival. The Doge forges a deal with the Lord of Albania where the Venetian navy will intervene and destroy the Ottoman fleet, cutting Ottoman supply lines and allowing Albania to survive intact. In return the Lord is asked to allow Venetian ships to use the ports of Albania as well as an alliance with the Republic; a deal to which he readily agrees to. Venice immediately sends troops and supplies to the beleaguered nation while the Venetian navy blocks the Ottomans from the Adriatic Sea and the Western Mediterranean. Nuovo Firenze expands another 2100 sq km around Lake Nicaragua.
  • The Emirate of Granada raises taxes for the rich slightly more. Economic development is done in Ceuta.
  • Saxony: Seeing as there is only one Imperial candidate, Elector Frederick IV votes for Angelo of Savoy. The Elector decides to stay in Carolin for another year to wait for the other HRE members to vote. In Saxony, Frederick's son, Otto, takes the reigns. The young prince is in search of a wife. In domestic matters, he promulgates the Wettin Thaler further, touring the country encouraging merchants to trade in their old coins for the new currency. Paypackets for the army are converted to the new currency.
    • Portugal offers Leonor, 24 years old, and sister of the current Queen.
    • Saxon Dip: The offer is accepted wholeheartedly, especially considering the strong ties between the Wettins and the Portuguese.
  • Anhalt: The intrigue continues. A high-ranking nobleman and influential member of the court, Graf von Coswig, is poisoned. Many at court point the finger of blame on Regentess Anna, due to von Coswig's known loyalty to the underaged prince's late father, Ernest-Augustus. Anna also dismisses Oberst (Colonel) von Riebens, replacing him with a man known for hs loyalty to Anna. The Wettin Thaler is circulated some more. Anna sends a Chief Herald to Carolin to vote on her behalf, which is in trn on behalf of the young prince, Leopold II.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: The new currency is circulated some more, and the Archbishop sends a deacon to Karolin to vote for a new Emperor.
  • Formosa: Builds up a greater Navy and starts modernizing the whole island. Declares itself a monarchy. Plans are made to settle in South East Asia and West Atlantis.
  • Papal States: Pope Caius II passes away this year, after a battle with illness. Thousands mourn the loss of the leader that prospered the cities and towns across the States, and improved the lives of those in Sicily from fear of Muslim invasion. The new Pope is sworn in as Pope Euselinus I, born in Sicily. He promises to continue Caius' Age of Peace, and continues funding towards infrastructure. The colonies are also expanded with St. Peter almost fully being under control of the States, and continues to send missionaries to Goa, despite continued violence.
  • The Mayan Empire takes back some of the rebellious southern provinces. Two, however, still remain independent, though they are claimed as land of the Empire. Fighting begins to take back the eastern independent province, and Brandenburg and Scandinavia are asked for assistance as part of the deal for the sale of Mayan land. Xaman and Haven expand 500 km each.
    • Brandenburg agrees and sends aid via its colonies.
  • China expands its military.
  • The Manchurians expand its New Harbin colony by 2000 sq km.
  • Burgundy: Military, economy and infrastructure is built up, colonies expand at similar rates than the past, Ferdinand continues looking for a wife as well as his brother Charles.
  • The Arabian federation builds up its economy as it increases its trade relations with many of the states in Arabia, India and Africa. An alliance is formed with the Republic of Comchellak as Comchellak becomes the main trading partner of the Arabian federation in eastern Africa. A trading pact is struck with the Sultanate of Zanzibar as well but most Arabian traders prefer to do business with fellow Arabs like the Comchellakan traders. Some Sheiks begin planning to establish a colony for the federation in mainland east Africa, but many other Sheiks begin calling for having Comchellak's 17 Sheikdoms joining the Arabian federation.

1588

The Empire of the Sudan expands eastwards and westwards as the Sudanese emperor wishes to unite the nomadic peoples of the Sudan to help protect them from foreign invasion.

The Kingdom of Baghdad expands westwards a fairly large amount

The Kingdom of Eire annexes the rest of uncontrolled Ireland into itself following a two year military campaign which finished this year.

  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Kimiyasu continues invading the Date clan. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 800 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 800 km.
  • Portugal, Castille and León resume their developments on the military. León and Castille, in particular, as part of those developments, update their armament, as most of the Castillian forces pre-war were severely outdated compared to the Portuguese forces, in armament and organization alike. Meanwhile, Urraca gives birth to a son, who is named Afonso. Meanwhile, a plague epidemic happens on Angra, Açores. Meanwhile, in Antília, São Tomé expands 700 sq km inland, and in Brasil, Pará expands 1200 sq km on its extension of the Maranhão, finally connecting itself with the rest of the colony. Pernambuco expands 1000 sq km inland, this development being brought by the expansion of cattle-rasing to the inland. Meanwhie, in Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1500 sq km.
  • Scandinavia expands its economy. New Georgia expands by 1600 sq km throughout the island and some (about 500 sq km) onto the mainland. It continues expanding west. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties. Erövrarens (conquistadors) continue their assaults throughout the coast. In February, Cajamarca falls to General Nyborg's forces and he spearheads the march east. In the south, the Erövrarens capture several small cities and towns and march east separately. Queen Karina, young and known for her fierce personality takes the Riksdag and the nobles by surprise through her unusual assertiveness.
    • The Mayan Empire requests Scandinavia's assistance in reconquering the southern provinces.
  • The United Kingdoms of Bavaria and Thuringia builds the military, the military begins to patrol the Austrian borders. The King would like to remind the Empire that Karolin is not the Imperial Capital. The Provisional capitol is either in Venice or some other region. Bavarian Adlers have finally circulated throughout Bavaria's holdings. Troops are moved into the recently purchased East Friesland (A map would be nice ...)
    • ​Saxon Dip: Sorry, I forgot the capital had been moved.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 300 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 300 sq km and Nea Lemesos is expanded by 150 sq km. Word reaches Lefkosia that there have been multiple raids into Nea Lemesos by natives of Benin. Cyprus reprimands Benin, and requests for the infringements to stop.
  • Crete continues to expand its army and navy.
  • Burgundy: Military is built up, economy and infrastructure is built up. Colonies expand at similar rates as in the past.
  • Brandenburg expands its military and economy. Neu Berlin expands 1600 sq km along the lake and Vinland expands 500 sq km. Neu Prussen expands 200 sq km. The fort at Tangiers is completed and it is considered to be Brandenburg's greatest structural accomplishment of the century. Wilhelm dies and Ludwig II inherits his thrones. He is crowned as Prince Elector of Brandenburg, Duke of Courland and of Lauenburg and of Mecklenburg and then travels to Aragon to claim his rights there.
    • Saxon Dip: According to the latest edition of the Weltkarte (ie. the Map), Hesse is a part of the Wettin Lands, and therefore Saxony kindly requests that the Prince Elector of Brandenburg does not use the title "Duke of Hesse". The Saxon ambassador suggests that "Duke of Lauenburg" wouold better reflect the territory of Brandenburg. If the Prince Elector is adamant in using a Hessian title, perhaps the title "Duke in Hesse" or "Duke of Northern Hesse" would be more suited.
    • Chill ... I just got them backwards. You could have made that OOC, LOL.
  • The Imperial Government begins to destabilize as several states (Switzerland, Palatinate and some in between) secede from the Empire. The government leaves Venice due to its proximity to the rebels and several members leave the (insert name of imperial legislative body here).
  • The Emperor is currently controlled by Venice.
  • A: Did you read the plans on the talk page yet? No. Von and Collie agreed to this plan and any attempts to interfere with it will just screw the HRE twice over again. The HRE is going to collapse, end of story, and you can take your "Emperor" and rule all of Italy. B: The election is not over. C: We're in an interregnum. D: Who is Venice? (I mean the player.)
  • Sorry, I have not seen the talk page for the HRE.
  • The Arabian federation builds up its economy as it increases its Indian Ocean trade network and benefits from stolen Ethiopian cargo. A new federal legal system is introduced in the Arabian federation to provide basic laws and governance to all of the federation's peoples. Importantly in this set of federal laws is the lack of laws regarding religion, this is done to let the various religious groups of the federation govern themselves and stop one religion from gaining too much power in the region to stop another Mahdiate-esque situation.
  • The Manchurians expand its New Harbin colony by 2000 sq km.
  • France: Captain Thomas Moreau and the Aventure return to France, who announces to the King, that Fort Moreau has been established, to the far south in the New World. (OTL Southern Argentina) It is unknown how valuable the land is, however, it does mark the first expansion of the Kingdom, so maintaining it will continue. There are plans to send out more exploration, in this race for the New World. Military continues updating, with research into the "hand cannon" (flintlock rifles, if you ask) and more methods to build cannons and cannonballs continue. Fort Moreau expands around the colony, by about 200 sq km. The Royal Navy continues building multiple ships for exploration and combat.
  • Novgorod continues its great advance into Great Perm, reaching the walls of Kazan in the Winter. Research is put into new siege machines as they lay siege to Kazan a second time. Firearms research continues (MILITARY DEVELOPMENT - NO COUNT THIS TURN!!!). Meanwhile, the Trading post in South Africa gets official colony status as Kapskaya Zemlya.
  • Ottoman Empire: Waiting for news of the explorers begins to get annoying. Military buildup continues while Venice is offered a deal to end hostile relations and in the interest of both nations invade Greece and divide it, as we both want Greece. Please message for details. Also, the Albanian capitol falls to Ottoman forces and the territory gained is reorganized into the Khanate of Albania as an Ottoman vassal. Yes, the algorithm is done.


    • The Algorithm does not allow you to take over Albania.
    • The Emperor of the HRE and the Doge of Venice both reject this deal.
  • As the Albanian situation grows more dire, the Lord of Albania requests full military intervention against the aggressive Caliphate remnants. Venice agrees as they need a new ally in the region. Venice, meanwhile, continues to strengthen its failing economy. The Doge understands that if the war with the Ottomans allows even a slim victory then the financial collapse will be avoided and requests all regional governments to send in men to fight. Nuovo Firenze pushes into former Mayan territory currently controlled by rebels and expands 1050 sq km in an attempt to reach the Pacific.
  • Elections are not over yet and we are in an interregnum and the HRE is going to collapse. This was preset and we will not elect an Emperor in this election as was previously stated. There is no winning by default in this Empire.
  • Ok, I've fixed my post. I did not know that there were plans already.
  • Saxony: The Elector remains in the Imperial capital (sorry, I did not mean Karolin the last few turns). His son, who is running Saxony in his absence, sends a regiment of infantry to answer the Emperor's call. Crown Prince Otto's wife, Leonore of Portugal, gives birth to a little boy, who they name Rupprecht. The fortifications on the border with Bohemia are completed. The Wettin Thaler has now completely superseded the old local currencies in Saxony and Hesse.
  • Anhalt: There is yet more intrigue in this small principality. Regentess Anna orders a special edition of the Wettin Thaler be struck, with her likeness and the words ANNA, REGENS ANHALT. FID DEF. The new coins cause quiet outrage amongst people loyal to the underaged prince, Leopold II. Her ten year old son, Rudolf, is also becoming more prominent in public life, while people have noticed that Leopold II has been appearing publicly less and less. The army is quietly built up, with Anna making sure there is a strong core of officers she knows would remain loyal to her in the event of an insurrection.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: The Archbishop, returning from the Imperial capital, watches events in Anhalt with some interest, and begins hatching some plots of his own. More artists and musicians are encouraged to come to the episcopal court, seeing as - without a hostile border to patrol - money can be siphoned from the army to the arts and sciences.
  • Attention MODS! If you didn't get the message a while ago, there is now a mod page! For everyone else: DO NOT ENTER!
  • You know, I really think it would've been better for you to tell the mods on their talks...because everyone can see that.
  • Formosa: Formosa begins to build a capital in OTL Tainan. Asks for alliance with Japan and China. Builds up Army even more and continues building up a navy. Lastly, starts building primitive cannons, armor and muskets.
    • Shogun Satomi Kimiyasu of Japan accepts Formosa's offer of alliance.


Why do I always get destroyed in these games? I was plausible, but now I'm getting F$&@#% over again! and I thought you were going to punish scandinator for abusing his mod powers, but have you? no, you've let him galavant (?) and go crazy letting him lead the HRE which should be as dead as the Caliphate! Stop destroying me already!

  • This again?
    • Yep
  • He actually raises a singular valid point within all that--we previously agreed that I would be allowed to break up the HRE and that no one would become the Emperor. Not to mention he's abusing his Imperial powers to invade the Ottomans which have done nothing to us. I'm sorry, but if Dean had made this in a calm, peaceful statement, I would have agreed with him. I think that he has done everything OK up until now. (Well, that, and ignoring the algorithm.) Those are the only two things I can see wrong with him in recent years.

Sorry, the only reason it's in caps is because I can't put anything in bold in Source Mode on my mobile. I apologize if it seemed an outburst, had just awoke. While I do think it's OK to turn the land I took in Albania into a casal, although it's not all of Albania, if someone could please put my first post in bold and uncapslock it, I'd appreciate it.

  • Done.
  • Apache: The scouting party that was sent southeast returned and reported of two foreign colonies: one from Cyprus, the other from Novgorod and the Apachean government sends a diplomatic delegation to both colonies that includes open borders, free trade and free exchange of ideas. Please respond and if I got the names wrong, sorry.
  • The Mayan Empire continues battling the southern provinces for control of the region. Xaman and Haven expand 500 km. Orthodoxy and Catholicism continue to gain prominence.
  • A radical Hindu commander from the military overthrows the current Raja of Orissa and takes control of the country. He sets about ordering the destruction of all the Muslim monuments still present, and wants to lead the country on the path of Hindu radicalisation. He passes laws which give Muslims a worse standing in society than the untouchables and begins to order the conversion of all Muslims. He also begins a new military build-up, as well creating a new navy from captured ships from the past countries of Bengal and Hindustan. He also sends out men to scout for alliances. He hopes to build up Hindu resistance on the sub-continent against Muslim threats.

1589

The Netherlands and Flanders revolt for their independence from Burgundy.

The Sultanate of Malacca vassalizes Pasai and Aceh enters into dynastic union with Minangkabau, forming the United Kingdom of Acehabau. The Sumatran Triple Alliance is destroyed following these events and Sumatra becomes divided by the Sultanate of Malacca & vassals, Acehabau and Sundabang & vassals.

Moscow invades the "circle shaped nation" to the south east of them. They win the war with ease and annex them into Moscow. Meanwhile, Volyn leads efforts to unify its neighbours Halych and Volodymyr to force them to join the Kingdom of Galicia–Volhynia.

  • Portugal continues preparing its military. León does the same, and Castille's economy is still recovering from the war. By this time, King Nuno basically is administering the Iberian kingdoms while Urraca is in Scandinavia. Nuno starts to appoint magistrates to run the towns and cities in León and Galicia. The Castillian colony near the Burgundian colony is renamed as Trinidad y Guyana, and the administrative seat of the colony is placed in San José de Oruña, in Trinidad, as the mainland part is very underdeveloped even by colonial standards. It expands by 550 sq km. In Brasil, Nhoesembé expands 850 sq km south, after the local militias defeating the Aimorés in another battle. Pernambuco expands 800 sq km inland, and in Antilia, Santo Amaro expands 1200 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1000 sq km. Rio da Prata in general also starts to receive an influx of Leonese and Galician colonists.
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Kimiyasu continues invading the Date clan and by the end of the year the Date clan is defeated and annexed into the Satomi. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 800 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 800 km.
  • At the latest meeting of the Reichstag, the North Bavarian representatives declare their full independence from Bavaria. Grissons does the same and join the Swiss Confederacy. We continue to call for states to war against these secessionists, but several states leave the Empire.
    • No, you have no authority here, Bavaria is not a part of the Empire. You Do not control my politics, I've broken no rules, You cannot force an Ethnic region to split from its own people. Absolutely NOT
    • He (Andrew) is not a mod, but I was going to do it anyway. You (Scraw) have a very annoying way of trying to control events out of your jurisdiction. You're simply trying to strengthen yourself for the coming fight for Germany.
    • What do I do? I focus on my nation. Yes, I do the whole banking thing, but that isn't harming anyone. I've been neutral since the Caliphate war. This is unfair.
    • Wait, Bavaria isn't part of the Empire? Surprise. As for the other person whom I am addressing, obviously you have not read the plans to break up the HRE, which Von and Collie gave me assent to carry out with. And FYI, next year I was going to have Hesse, Mecklenburg, and Lauenburg rejoin the Kappelist League. You need to chill out.
    • No surprise, I fought a bloody war for Independence. I narrowly avoided defeat, we struck a deal that you'd leave my nation alone in exchange for aid in the Great Holy War, which I did.
  • Apache: Great Warchief Govind sets out to expand the Apache borders to the Mayan, Cyprus colony and Novgorod colony borders and hopefully take control of a coastal area. Great Warchief Govind sets out with 2000 light infantry, 500 archers, 700 heavy infantry, 200 light cavalry, 400 mounted archers and 200 militia members from every one of the 40 provinces. Hopefully, other tribes will join peacefully, so they, too, can join Govind's army. This is a plan to expand all the way to the above mentioned borders over a period of 20 years. Please comment if it is not plausible. I changed it. Is it now plausible?
    • It's not plausible. The Mayans tried something similar a few years back, but it was deemed implausible expansion, and it was a smaller amount of land.
  • France: Offers assistance to Burgundy to bring the Netherlands and Flanders back into Burgundese Territory. Work continues on developing a proper hand cannon, named the Musket Rifle, which will be able, alongside pikemen and swordsmen, replace the crossbow as the main ranged weapon in the French Army. Fort Moreau expands another 200 sq km, with more exploration around the area. Three more ships of the Navy will be sent to help expand Fort Moreau, and build more forts, by seeing what is on the other side of the continent.
  • China expands its military. Relations with Dai Vet increase. The alliance with Formosa is accepted.
  • Burgundy: French aid is thanked, and agreed as many troops from Friesburg, Munster, and The Frieslands, and Calais. Despite this, the king's army begins marching in the de facto frontiers of the Kingdom of Burgundy. While this, it requests aid of the Bavarian and Venetians to retake the Burgundian lands (I'll put up a Base algorithm later) Colonies expand (Also, how could these Provinces have revolted if the Capital is practically in Belgium in what would be the Netherlands? I've centered Burgundy in the northern areas as well granted them self rule and acting more like a federation than an empire or Absolute monarchy, even adding Democracy in similar way of the Venetians)
  • No need for an algorithm, it is a mod-run war and you will be defeated.
  • Following their recent defeat, the Ethiopians acknowledge that they've let their military skill diminish in the wake of economic and social prosperity. The Emperor states in a public address that the Ethiopians have the technology and manpower. They do not have the skills of their forefathers to use it properly. The army and navy shall receive full priority for the coming years, to better enable the empire to defend itself from foreign and internal threats, and build the colonial empire they have been dreaming of. The military is thus updated and expanded.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 300 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 300 sq km, and Nea Lemesos is expanded by 150 sq km. Beninese raids into Nea Lemesos continue, and Cyprus condemns the raids and orders are sent to behead every Beninian that crosses into Cypriot territory. Cyprus agrees to the Apache request with trade and the like.
  • Crete continues to expand its army and navy.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Harbin colony by 2000 sq km.
  • The Levantine Kingdom improves its army and navy and asks Venice to get ready for the war against Ternate. Meanwhile, the colony in OTL Ocho Rios is at last founded, receiving the name of Riḥnad 'Mihyah, or "the waterfall". It expands by 50 sq km, while New Syria expands by 1900. The expedition continues its path west, at last reaching the Yucatan Peninsula and announcing themselves to the Mayans, seeking diplomatic relations.
  • Brandenburg expands its military and economy. Neu Berlin expands 1800 sq km along the Great Lake and Vinland expands 300 sq km on the island. Neu Prussia expands 200 sq km. We send aid to the Empire to fight the rebels, although we secretly support the new nations of Holland and Flanders. The governor of Neu Berlin sends a fleet south to the OTL Bahamas and sees it as a rich place to send outcasts and stuff. So, unless someone already colonized it, criminals begin to be sent to the northernmost island of the OTL Bahamas.
  • The Bahamas is a place called "New Syria" which is one of those expatriate kingdoms.
  • Actually, they only occupy Grand Bahama. So, carry on.
  • Scandinavia expands its economy. New Georgia expands by 1000 sq km throughout the island and some (about 500 sq km) onto the mainland and should now occupy the entire western portion of Newfoundland leaving the rest to neighboring Vinland. Nye Norge expands 500 sq km west. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties. Erövrarens (conquistadors) continue their assaults throughout the coast. General Nyborg captures Ollantaytambo and continues his march for the fabled gold city of the Inca. In the south, the Erövrarens continue marching east with the goal of meeting up with General Nyborg. Scandinavia secretly supports the Dutch and the Flemish with supplies. due to the desire to knock out a colonial power.
  • Saxony: Elector Frederick IV, having stayed in the Imperial capital for about three years, realises that no one else is going to vote, and heads back to Saxony. He is greeted with joy upon his arrival, and takes the reigns back from his son, who was acting-elector in his place. Frederick, once he has settled back into the routine of court life, travels to his duchy of Hesse, and orders that the military be expanded there, especially along the border with the kappelist states. The Saxon army is also built up a bit.
  • Anhalt: With Elector Frederick back in Saxony, Regentess Anna knows that she has to act quickly before he intervenes on behalf of young Prince Leopold II. With this in mind, Anna writes to the Archbishop of Magdeburg, asking him to declare the marriage of Ernest Augustus to Maria of Portugal invalid, thereby making Leopold (and his late father, Luitpold) illegitimate children, and making Anna and her son the rightful claimants to the throne. In return for this favour, the Regentess promises the Archbishop a tidy sum from her own pocket, as well as Anhalt's art collections once she has risen to the throne. When the answer arrives in the affirmative, Anna orders proclamations to be printed and put up all over Anhalt, stating that Leopold II is the son of a bastard, and God Save Anna our sovereign princess. With the army fully under the control of Anna and her supporters, resistance is futile, and it is only through great sacrifice that the few loyal supporters of Leopold II manage to smuggle the boy prince over the border into Bavaria and through to Switzerland. Anna is crowned sovereign princess by the Archbishop of Magdeburg in a sumptious ceremony, her revenge for her father's remarriage finally complete.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: The Archbishop, having played his cards to perfection in the game for the Anhaltese crown, sits back and watches the money and treasure roll in. Now with more than sufficient private funds to indulge his love of the arts, the episcopal government spends a much larger portion of this year's taxes on the military, expanding it considerably.
  • In one year, almost all Muslim mosques have been destroyed by order of the Raja. He declares his kingdom will be called the Rajya of Orissa. Many Muslim houses have also been seized and Muslim commanders were given the choice to either convert or get removed from the army. Many men are added into the professional army, which begins to train using rifles and cannons. Many factories begin to be set up to build more cannons and cannon balls. Cannon and cannon ball sizes are ordered to be one so their loading would be quicker in battle. This order will remain a secret (not spreading out of the country) and will only be known to cannon-builders. The Raja's scouts come back, telling him of a large kingdom to the north-west. They call themselves Rajputana. The Raja sends an alliance offer to them.
  • Ottoman Empire: Ottoman forces leave Albania. The Explorers return to the Empire and tell of much new land and gold, silver, and jewels, saying they established a fort on the Seminole Peninsula and another in Patagonia on the little peninsula in the north. The colonization fleets are all ready, and soon the fleets are on their way to these two forts called Patagonia and Seminole. Thousands more begin getting ready to travel as well. The news comes back about the Australia colony and it is succesful with a colony being established in the south of Australia near OTL Cantebury. More settlers are sent. The Ottoman Empire abandons its stance on defending Greece and the Ottoman Empire builds up its military.
    • The former Caliphate Province of Candar is part of the Ottoman Empire you know, Dean. Have a look at the maps.
      • I'm invading that little country on my northeastern border in Asia Minor.
        • Ah well, that little country became part of the much larger Qoyunlu empire in 1587. Check 1587's mod events & map for the latest info on the Middle East.
  • The Arabian federation builds up its economy as it increases its Indian Ocean trade network. With the war against Ethiopia won, the Arabian federation moves to improving the already excellent relations with Comchellak as the Sheiks of the federation decide on making Comchellak a vassal of the federation. Following the loosening of religious laws, many Arabs in the federation begin to follow an atheist or irreligious lifestyle as many had been put off following the lies of the Mahdi. However, many still religious Muslims protest at them and even kill some; but these extremist Muslims are then executed by the state themselves for murder. Otherwise, a general liberalizing wave of control spreads over the federation as most people start to take religion less seriously and practice mainly the peaceful aspects, ignoring the hate-filled aspects as outdated, meaningless and contradictory to other teachings of Islam.
  • The Armies of Novgorod return victorious after the succesful siege of Kazan and surrender of the Velikopermian government and their submission to Novgorod. The siege ended with a peaceful surrender as Novgorodian forces amassed locals into their ranks. Vecheslav charged and took the city with an iron fist. The New elections, scheduled for next year, are expected to receive results from ex-Velikopermia. More research into weapons (NO COUNT MILITARY DEV)
  • The Mayan Empire successfully quells the rebellion in the southern provinces. This event causes Mayan leaders to reconsider the current policy of expansion. The Oligarchy draws up a plan to expand (in moderation) for one year and then build up the military the next year repeatedly, after a five year period of restabilization and military improvement, this year being the first. The army and the navy are updated. The rebuilding process begins in the southern provinces, in addition to an ambitious building project - the construction of a large Church. Xaman expands south by 1500 km, and Haven expands south by 500 km.
  • The United Kingdoms of Bavaria and Thuringia grow uneasy with the recent divisions within the HRE, the military is deployed on the borders of the the Kingdom in case the Empire attacks (I haven't been a member of the HRE since before the Caliphate war, I fought a war of Independence, just an FYI to help clarify things). The Bavarian Bankgruppe expresses its concern with all the political instability and orders the closure of all northern HRE bank branches. The Europa Tradegruppe begins to reorganise trade routes.
  • Venice celebrates the victory over the Ottoman Empire and annexes the islands off the Turkish coast as well as its European territories. This boosts the nation's economy as it regains lost trading grounds from the Ottoman Empire. Venice is thanked by the Lord of Albania for protecting his nation and he signs a permanent military alliance. Nuovo Venexia expands 2100 sq km as its two Florida portions attempt to connect.

How can he control Albania's actions? Can a mod check this please?

The roles states that you can create alliances with NPNs.

But if you use random.org for the answer, he didn't do random.org

We do not use random.org in Principia Moderni.

1590

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The Kingdoms on the Indus River unite to form the Sultanate of Sindhustan. The Sindhu Sultan forms an alliance with the Persians and the Dimuratis. The Sindhu Sultan gives concessions to the non-Muslims to prevent the considerable Hindu population from revolting.

A powerful Muisca warlord, Sagipa, wars against several different local caciques in OTL west Cundinamarca and east Caldas and Antioquia, using the advantage of sickness hitting several other cacicazgos. Many remaining Quimbaya, Nutiba and Muisca caciques hail him as king, and he becomes the first king of the Chibcha Confederation, with a capital close to OTL Puerto Salga.

The Dutch and Flemish revolutions continue and the rebels seize Friesland.

  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Kimiyasu begins planning again. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 800 km and 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 800 km. Meanwhile, a new colony is established by Satomi Atsuyoshi around OTL Walvis Bay, Namibia, and is named 屠自古 (Tojiko).
  • The Manchurians expand their New Harbin colony by 2000 sq km.
  • Ethiopia continues to expand its military forces and technology, and invest into further infrastructure development.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 300 sq km, Nea Larnaka by 300 sq km and Nea Lemesos by 150 sq km. Beninese raiders continues to raid Nea Lemesos, and Cyprus orders Benin to stop these raids or there will be WAR.
  • Crete continues to expand its army and navy.
  • Apache: The Apachean military advances on their campaign to the coast. So far only two tribes have fought back and the rest were absorbed. Great Warchief Govind is pleased with the progress and is ahead of schedule. He is at the year three objective because absorbed tribes sent word out to distant tribes that they should either join or flee.
  • Tibet: After a long-lasting political crisis, the government under Sau-Tsung Xilen stabilises. There are debates as to whether official vassalization of Pegu should begin, since Bengal seems to have splintered, and the economy of the Wacheng exclave might suffer (both because of Bengal's collapse and a possible vassalization of Pegu). The Third Dalai Lama, Sayon Heu-Tsu, also travels into Ava and towards Pegu. Some funding is sent towards Pegu, though not Arakan at the moment. Because of the fragile political situation, the expedition fleet leaves northern Sumatra, with some ships going back towards the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and some continuing south and east. Military buildup is the main focus of Tibet and its vassals because of the multiple delicate political situations nearby. Routes to Pegu are also improved, and new monasteries are built in Ava and Nepal.
  • The Mayan Empire increases its military. Current territories are reinforced. Orthodoxy and Catholicism continue to gain prominence. Xaman expands 1500 km south and Haven expands 500 km south.
  • Ottoman Caliphate: The Sultan reorganizes the Empire into the Ottoman Caliphate, stating the failure of the Mahidate was the act of god because of the Mahdi exceeding ancestraly Muslim lands and being corrupt. The Sultan states he will expand only when the nation is able to and into lands which contain or have contained Islam, basicaly the old Caliphate minus Europe, India and Russia. His first act as Sultan of the Caliphate is to annex the Emirate of Crimea after the Emir is guaranteed local rule and the Orthodox and Christians will be allowed to stay there religion as long as they wish. The nation of Georgia is invaded by Caliphate forces. The colonies of Seminole and Congo continue to grow and Islam begins to prosper in the New World and Africa. The Caliphate offers non-aggression pacts to Venice, France, and all HRE members as well as the Levant.
  • You can only establish two colonies every 50 years. Australia cannot be colonized by any country in Europe or Asia Minor yet. Patagonia might be retconned as well.
  • Patagonia? Seminole? Australia? Cut it, please.
  • BTW, did Granada's player let you annex his nation? Or did you get confused with Crimea?
  • Probably Crimea. Ain't no way of Granada having an Orthodox population.
  • Sorry, meant Crimea. Also, I'm changing the Patagonia colony to West African colony, it's located in OTL Congo River mouth.
  • This area is already occupied by Kongo.
  • Rajputana agrees to the alliance sent by Orissa and an trade agreement is sent to the Arabian Federation in order to expand trade in the Indian Ocean. More people convert to Sikhism and the military is expanded and modernized.
    • Orissa is overjoyed, and begins trade routes. They also ask, as a favour, for a few Sikh commanders in their army be sent over to help train their military (this is because, after the gurkahs, the sikhs are the most aggressive and loyal soldiers a country can have - Indian Army is an example of this).
    • The Rajput Council agrees to this and sends four Sikh commanders to coordinate with and aid the Orissian military.
  • Scandinavia expands its economy. Nye Norge expands 1100 sq km west and New Georgia expands 1000 sq km onto the mainland since it now occupies the western regions of the island. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties. General Nyborg sieges the city of Cuzco and by summer the Erövrarens have met up with him and assault the city as well. Nyborg contacts the government of his impending victory. He convinces a minor noble, Manco, to become Catholic and pro-Scandinavia. The general assures him the throne of the remaining lands of the empire under a vassalization treaty. The government secretly supplies the Dutch revolutionaries with money and weapons from their bases in Jyelland.
  • Portugal continues preparing its military, while León and Castille's economies improve. Meanwhile, more magistrates are appointed to act in León and Castille. Meanwhile, in Antília, Santo Amaro expands 600 sq km inland, while in Brasil, Pernambuco expands 1000 sq km inland, and Pará expands 800 sq km inland. Meanwhile, on Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1500 sq km inland, while in Loanda, Benguela expands 500 sq km north. Meanwhile, Urraca gives birth to another son, which is called Nuno.
  • France: The next crew of explorers, on three ships, the original Aventure, along with the new ships, the Initiative and the Courage, the first two consisting of 100 settlers and 60 soldiers each, while the latter consists of 200 soldiers. The Aventure returns to Fort Moreau, while the Initiative and the Courage are set to make a second colony further in the New World (going to the OTL Southwestern Chilean Coast). Fort Moreau expands 200 sq km. In order to prevent any furthers revolution from Burgundy, 10,000 soldiers are dedicated to fighting the rebels.
  • Saxony: The Elector-Duke, upon hearing of the events in Anhalt, turns a blnd eye to Anna's illegal rise to power, believing that an inter-Wettin war could destabilize the dynasty just when it needs to stay strong and unified towards a common goal. The elector writes to Bavaria, stating that Saxony is still deeply committed to the treaty and alliance, and hopes the bond will remain strong through these troubled times. The Electoral Saxon and Ducal Hessian Armies are expanded and equipped with new, improved weapons. The Hessians are finally uninformed, with jerkins and helmets in the Saxon style. The Hessian army's officers (the vast majority of whom are saxons) are given a more stylish, modern uniform, and the cavalry is equipped with lobster helmets and breastplates. Prince Otto's portuguese wife gives birth to a daughter, who is named Maria, after the portuguese princess.
  • Anhalt: The now Sovereign Princess Anna travels to Saxony to pledge her allegience to the Elector. The Anhaltese army is built up a bit, because of the political instability in Europe, and to strengthen Anna's grip on power. Meanwhile, in Switzerland, the ousted Prince Leopold II and his advisors set up a court-in-exile.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: The army is built up to counter the rising political instability in an Empire without an Emperor. The Archbishop's court, due to His Grace's now considerable means, becomes a flourishing place for young artists and musicians.
  • The Arabian federation builds up its economy and continues efforts to vassalize Comchellak. Otherwise, it's a fairly peaceful and nice year this time.
  • Burgundy: Seeing that the Northern Revolts continue to occur, King Ferdinand sends ambassadors to the Revolters and Agrees to Give them their independence if the Frieslands continue being vassals of Burgundy and if they agree to become allies of Burgundy. While this, we ask France if we could buy some terrain to the Mediterranean coast to continue its Colonial Efforts. While this, The Colonies Continue expanding, as many Burgundians in the Northern Provinces fled from the Kingdom to the Colonies. King Ferdinand, now 38 years of age, continues the Infrastructure build up, and his brother Charles continues to seek for a wife. The Capital is moved back to Dijon.
    • France: We offer the eastern half of Languedoc to Burgundy for ₣180,000 (Francs), including the coastline of the eastern half.
  • By the way, what happens to Charlesopolis? I made it the Capital of the Kingdom. Could I at least keep it as a City vassal state as much as Calais? Sine dei gloriem (talk) 15:52, January 23, 2013 (UTC)
  • The heavily strained Imperial government declares the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire on May 6. Live long, and prosper.
  • China continues to expand its military. Relations with Dai Vet continue to increase.
  • The Novgorodians, victorious over Great Perm, take this year to recuperate their resources and make the military better. A Novgorodian weapon smith invents the flintlock rifle, and more copies are distributed to the forces. Plans to invade Minsk are made now that the east is dealt with.
  • A strained Imperial government declares the full dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire on May 9th. Live long and prosper, mates.
  • Brandenburg expands its military and economy. Neu Berlin expands 1700 sq km along the lake and 400 sq km at Vinland. The regional governor of Vinland begins to expand on the mainland, near the New Georgian coast. With the dissolution of the Empire, Ludwig II quickly announces the formation of the German Empire from his lands of Brandenburg and Austria, and he also maintains the Kingdom of Aragon. He is re-coronated as the first emperor of a vast empire and proceeds to re-insure his alliances with foreign powers, including France, Portugal and Scandinavia. We secretly send an envoy to Scandinavia, asking them if they are willing to invade Burgundy next year.
  • Louis XIV of Luxembourg declares himself King of Luxembourg and prepares to invade the new states surrounding him.
  • Venice is shocked at the breakup of the Holy Roman Empire but manages to keep the Italian States united. Rebuilding occurs in Thrace and the Greek Isles wrested from the Ottoman Empire. Venice seeks an alliance with both the Wettin lands and the German Empire. The Doge grows sick and his prospects do not look good. The Duca of Piedmont, Angelo Benadetti is slated to take over this coming year. Venice expands Nuovo Venexia by 2100 sq km northwards to connect the two settlements. Venice also offers the formerly Milanese African colony for sale.

1591

The Nestorian Christian community, seeing the acceptance of the Zoroastrians, come back out into the public view. The Persian Shah declares a policy of religious freedom in Persia as a way of rejecting the views of the Mad Mahdi. Sizable groups of disillusioned Muslims convert to Christianity.

Flanders and Holland advance on Burgundy, seizing their ethnic lands. They decline Burgundy's offer.

A surge of Kappelist sentiment rises in Southern Germany (Switzerland, Austria, Bavaria, etc) under a man named Marex.

  • Portugal's economy improves, while Castille and León update their military. Meanwhile, in Antília, São Tomé expands 500 sq km, and in Brasil, Pernambuco expands 1500 sq km inland. In Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 2200 sq km inland. Meanwhile, an earthquake happens on the Terceira and Faial island, on Açores. Meanwhile, a daughter is born to Urraca and Nuno, and named Urraca. Meanwhile, Nuno's father, João, dies, and is succeeded on the County of Lara by his eldest son, Fernando, Nuno's brother. Meanwhile, the Duke of Bragança, Duarte, dies, and is succeeded by his son, Fernando. João V, the Duke of Coimbra, also dies on this year, to be succeeded by his son, Garcia.
  • Brandenburg expands its military and economy. Neu Berlin establishes an exclave along the Great Lake right next to Nye Norge, effectively cancelling out Scandinavia's capacity to expand along the lake. This exclave stretches for 800 sq km along the Nye Norgean border and is four pixels wide. (I can add a map if you want.) Meanwhile, we cross the lake again and re-establish another exclave in a new location away from Deutschestown. Neu Berlin invades the Erokee Federation for the final time. Neu Berlin also invades that native state in OTL Ohio. Louis cedes the throne of Aragon to his younger brother Charles, who vows to retain the close ties between their two crowns. (Oh, BTW, if anyone thinks I'm metagaming, think again. I've planning alongside the collapse of the HRE. Courageous can vouch for this.)
  • You have no way to reach them (the Miami state) yet.
  • Not happening. Take back your lands to the west and then retake Canada. And no exclaves. Come on, we know it's just to screw them over.
  • I will not tolerate the abuse of your powers to prevent my colony from expanding at the benefit of your colony. If I cannot expand around your colony or in Canada, what the hell am I supposed to do?
  • You don't have a border with Miami. Once the Iroquois are dealt with, you should have no problem expanding into Canada!
  • Didn't we just make a deal about this?
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Kimiyasu begins planning again. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 800 km 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 800 km, and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 200 km.
  • Apache: The campaign to the sea is going smoothly. So far, only ten battles have been fought with only 300 casualties sustained with about 500 casualties inflicted. Many tribes loyal to Govind have gone ahead with their soldiers and captured villages or convinced them to join. So far 20% of the overall plan has been completed. Catholic and Orthodox missionaries have arrived from the Mayan Empire hoping to gain converts.
  • Cyprus declares war on Benin in response to raids into Nea Lemesos. Troops from Cyprus and Crete are sent to Nea Lemesos to invade Benin. Small gains are made into Beninese territory.
  • Scandinavia expands its economy. Nye Norge expands 1100 sq km west and New Georgia expands 1000 sq km onto the mainland since it now occupies the western regions of the island. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties. General Nyborg and his legion of Erovrarens sack Cuzco and execute the Sapa Inca. Nyborg crowns Manco as the new Sapa Inca under a vassalization treaty. The area is now known as Viceroyaltyen av Nya Skandinavia or the viceroyalty of new Scandinavia. General, now Viceroy, Nyborg founds the city of Nyborgia on the site of OTL Lima as Pizarro did in OTL. The viceroy threatens the Chimu with destruction like the Incas if they don't vassalize under the viceroyalty. The governor of Slesvig-Holsten continues to supply the Dutch.
  • The Mayan Empire continues reinforcing its territory. The military is increased. Construction increases on the Pacific fleet. Orthodoxy and Catholicism continue to grow. Xaman expands 1500 km south, and Haven expands 500 km north. Mixtec and Mangue are incorporated as provinces in the Empire.
  • The Levantine Kingdom at last declares war on the Sultanate of Ternate, sending many troops there and asking Venice to start its invasion. Meanwhile, the colony in Rihnad Minyah expands by 50 sq km and New Syria expands by 1800.
    • Venice apologizes that it cannot fund an invasion force. Venice, however, sends supplies to the Levantine Kingdom along with the other nations within the Venetian League (Siena, Piedmont, Sardinia, Naples, Croatia, Albania).
      • While mildly disappointed, Sim'an of Syria thanks Venice and states that they will still gain the previously promised Isles.
  • After decades of great relations, Dai Vet becomes a vassal of China. This boosts the Chinese economy, fueling the ever-expanding military.
  • Formosa: Formosa declares itself a monarchy and builds up its army. After a few Chinese books on gunpowder and mass mines of sulfur found in Formosa, the Formosan King decided its engineers to build a hand cannon (musket) and a cannon. A small fleet is sent to explore Ryukyu.
    • It already wasn't a monarchy?
  • Saxony: With no Empire left to be an Elector of, Frederick IV changes his title to: His Majesty, Frederick IV, King of Saxony, Duke of Hesse, Protector of the Wettin lands. His post-nominal number remains the same, for the sake of historians and genealogists. With a new outbreak of Kappelism near the borders, the Saxon and Hessian armies are mobilized, and placed along vulnerable sectors of the borders. The armies are also expanded somewhat. The Venetian offer is accepted, and the king asks if a trade agreement could also be organised. The new "German Empire" is recognised, and the king hopes it will continue the good relations of its predecessor state, Brandenburg.
  • Anhalt: Anna calls up the Landwehr, and sends a division of the army to the border, in case of any Kappelist uprising in northern Bavaria. Anna's son Rudolf begins attending court, as the start of the long process of grooming him to eventually succeed Anna as Sovereign prince. In Switzerland, exiled Prince Leopold II begins lessons with highly regarded political scientists, and begins swordfighting lessons.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: The Archbishop is deeply disturbed by news of fresh Kappelist uprisings, and declares their leader, Marex, an outlaw, an iconoclast, demon-spawn, and numerous other things. His Grace urges his subjects to pray for an end to the madness, and as an extra precaution, the episcopal army is enlarged.
  • The UKBT continues to expand trade, offers of alliance are sent to the German Empire. Plans for an invasion of Bohemia by Venetian and German forces is underway. The King orders that Kappelist doctrines are to be ignored. Marex is declared an outlaw and a spawn of Satan.
    • Wettin Dip: The king asks if Saxony might partake of the invasion of Bohemia, as was our plan so many decades ago. We would not ask for very much land, and we wish to prove our willingness to help our ally.
    • Germany agrees. Let's gang up on Bohemia together.
  • The old Doge dies and the current Duca of Piedmont, Angelo Benadetti manages to win the Venetian elections. The Doge orders more missionaries into Switzerland and the Swiss Inquistion Force is allowed to use any means necessary to stamp out the heresy. Hundreds are killed in public lynchings as Swiss Catholics are called on to purge the impure. As a result hundreds of Marexists flee to Southern Bavaria since Venetian missionaries are also at work in Tyrolia. Venice continues to focus on rebuilding in Thrace and fortifies Constantinople with plans to repopulate the devastated city. With the focus to the east, the Venetian economy experiences a rapid revival. The Doge accepts the offer to increase trade with the Wettin lands. Nuovo Venexia expands by 2100 sq km along the coast of Florida.

You don't own Constantinople. You never invaded the Ottomans.

  • Burgundy: The Kingdom agrees with the French and gives the Francs to gain land access to the Mediterranean. While this, the colonies expand at similar rates than before and the Vassal States of Eastern Friesland, and the Munsters are said to cease any transgression against the Netherlands. Another ambassador states they will be granted independence with the Lands they held currently, if they cut their Campaigns against the Vassals of Burgundy.
  • Ethiopia continues to develop and expand its military forces, whilst ensuring that the economic state of the nation is enhanced as well.
  • Remember that Venice joined Albania and got 19% of your territory according to the algorithm?
  • Then actually have them invade, there was no invasion, there were no posts to invade me. Therefore, unless they posted the war and details, they didn't take it. And they said the war was defensive, and that was when Venice was part of the HRE, which collapsed, and since the war would still be going on, the Ottomans would be able to repulse the Venetian armies from taking 19% of the Ottoman Empire. The HRE collapsed, and with it the Venetians' strength against me as the war would have still been going on.
  • Venice directly attacked the Ottoman Empire. Albania requested a War of intervention and Venice intervened and attacked the Ottomans directly.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Harbin colony by 2000 sq km.
  • Preparations for war continue with construction of flintlocks in Novgorod.

1592

​A cold front causes havoc across Northern Europe in late October and continues onwards to hit Russia and then China by late November. All ports north of the English Channel cease to function as sea ice blockades ships within their harbours. The North Sea freezes completely for the first time ever while Hokkaido and Sakhalin are connected to Honshu by ice bridges. The frigid conditions cause hundreds of deaths in many nations.

The Dutch and Flemish Revolutions rage on.

  • León's economy improves, while Castille and Portugal prepare their militaries. Meanwhile, in Antília, Santo Amaro expands 700 sq km inland, and in Brasil, São Vicente expands 600 sq km inland, Bahia expands 700 sq km inland, and São Sebastião expands 1000 sq km inland. In Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1500 sq km. Meanwhile, Duke Garcia II of Coimbra gives the title of Duke of Guimarães back to the crown.
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and by the eight month, Satomi Kimiyasu leads an invasion of the Imagawa clan. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 800 km 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 800 km, and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 200 km.
  • Brandenburg builds up its economy, and the Neu Berliners continue to fight the Erokee. Neu Berlin expands 2000 sq km, and Vinland by 100 sq km. Neu Prussen (Hispaniola colony) expands 200 sq km. We ask our fellow Germans if they shall be so kind as to invade Bohemia next year. (I will put up a map of the future winnings if you agree.) Meanwhile, we finally force Konigsberg into agreeing to become a vassal of the German Empire and we give them a representative in the Reichstag. We continue construction of legal facilities in Berlin as the new national capital. By the way, when can we discover Australia and who's doing it? With our ports closed off, our only route to the sea is gone and we recognize the need to expand to somewhere else. Neu Berlin sends a big unimportant fleet OTL Greenland to establish the colony of Neu Brandenburg. It expands 200 sq km. (About time for a new colony.)
    • Your country took part in the war that tore apart the original Kingdom of Prussia. They won't be easily bullied by your thugs.
    • Um -- whoever you are, no, Bavaria did not participate in any war with Prussia
    • Yeah, whoever you are, you are wrong. (@ First guy.)
    • Sorry, I posted for the wrong nation. I meant to post on Scraw's post.
    • In that case I should like to inform you that neither nation involved is related to the predecessor.
    • Saxon Dip: The king tells the (Brandenburgers? Germans?) to count Saxony in, as we've had our eyes on Bohemia since even before the reformation.
  • The United Kingdoms of Bavaria and Thuringia: The Holy Inquisition is formed in response to the heavy Marexist (or whatever it is) flooding into Southern Bavaria. The King agrees with the German Empire on beginning the war next year, the Wettin proposal from last year is accepted. Bavaria begins to vassalize the small state directly to the North and West of Bavaria (IDK what the name is, a little help perhaps?) The National Archives begin to archive the history of the former Holy Roman Empire by collecting all known laws, books and other Royal decrees and entering them in the new National Archives in the city of Karolin (in what was once the Imperial Palace). The Bavarian Bankgruppe asks the German Empire for permission to set up banks in the new nation. The military is expanded.
    • The German Department of Finance agrees to let the Bankgruppe open branches in Germany.
    • I believe the nation to which you are referring is Nassau (@Bavarian querie).
  • The Manchurians expand their New Harbin colony by 2000 sq km.
  • France: (Sorry I didn't post last turn, did Fort Moreau still expand 200 sq km last turn?): Fort Moreau expands another 200 sq km, continuing the expansion of the first French outpost in the New World. Continuing farther south, where it becomes unusually colder, despite being the summer back in France, snow can be seen on the ground at times. During the Winter, it's vice versa, with longer daytimes. Going around this land, the French seek to mark new territory on what appears to be the other side of the New World. This new fort is to be named, Fort Ouest-Bout (West-End), located around the mainland near the group of islands near the "Bout". (Near OTL Puerto Montt, Chile). Back home, the record cold winter causes at least a hundred deaths all over France in the Northern regions, with many dead including Paris. The military pulls out 5,000 soldiers from the Netherlands and Flanders, after hearing Burgundy's offer of giving them independence, though 4,150 soldiers remain to defend Burgundy, in case the offer doesn't go through well.
  • Your colonies won't expand if you don't post.
  • The Ethiopians continue their ferevous military and economic expansion, and continue to develop their technologies and cities for the benefit of the empire. Plans to return to Madagascar are drawn up for the future.
  • Cyprus continues to invade Benin in response to the raids. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 300 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 300 sq km, and Nea Lemesos is expanded by 300 sq km.
  • China continues to expand its military, though it is unable to expand it as much. The cold front ruins crops and causes roads to be impassable in some areas, especially near the Tibetan border and the northwest border of China. In the meantime, its cartography fleet returns to China. Thousands of maps were drawn by the fleet. An effort to compile these maps goes underway, in the most ambitious cartography project to date.
  • Crete continues to support the Cypriot war effort in Benin.
  • Saxony: (And Hesse) A very large division of the now Royal Saxon Army is moved to the border with Bohemia, ostensibly for training purposes. Since the formation is too large for a Constable, but too small for the Chief Constable, a new rank is invented; General Constable, or General for short. The nation's agricultural output is less this year, due to the cold snap, and the king orders some wheat from the royal granaries be distributed amongst the common people.
    • Bavaria offers some of its food stores to help offset the poor crops.
    • Saxony accepts the gracious offer, and is truly in Bavaria's debt.
  • Anhalt: Princess Anna begins construction of a new wing to the Princely castle, but work has to cease with the exceedingly cold winter. The army is improved.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: The Archbishop preaches that the unnaturally cold winter is God's punishment for the blasphemies of the Kappelists and their new leader. He orders church leaders in the Wettin lands to spread the message, which they do. The produce of the monastic farms and gardens are distributed amongst the poor, to help them survive the winter, but it does not stop all deaths from the cold.
  • Scandinavia expands its economy. Nye Norge expands 1100 sq km north into a region believed to be a peninsula and New Georgia expands 1000 sq km onto the mainland since it now occupies the western regions of the island. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties. The cold significantly hits Laapland, Finnmark, and basically all of Finland. The Kattegat Straits are closed for now, unfortunately meaning that several allied countries like Russia, Brandenburg, and the Baltic States will not be able to leave until the ice thaws. A planned expedition for Ethiopia and Levantine Yemen is delayed. Grain and other foodstuffs are purchased from Central and Southern Europe and (begrudgingly) are transported overland until they reach Denmark. In Nya Skandinavia, the Chimu wisely submit to the viceroy's demands due to the fear of destruction. The colonies are thankfully spared and anything they need is transported by the RSN bases in Vikstig, Ny Norg Stad, and Bukten Erik. Ice-breaking Bogatyr-like technology from the Russians is being invested into by the government as a result of the cold snap. Luckily, Queen Karina was on a state visit to Venezia and is enjoying the temperate Mediterranean climate! She plans to return as soon as she can.
    • Russia can bypass all that ice if we bring the NWSFS North Star or other koch ships. We are willing to give one koch to you if you let us pass through the strait. Either way, we can just go around from Archangelsks, and offer entry into the RETA (Russo-European Trade Alliance) as an elite member.
  • The Russian economy is doing rather more poorly, as most trade eithre relies on Black Sea trade, which is blocked by several so-designated rebel-states, their existance blamed on lack of Muscovian embrace of Novgorodian Ideas such as the Veche or the Duma in favor of monarchy. Thw winter hits hard, trade is slowed, as most goes around the Scandinavian peninsula, and even then, most of the time only the weight of the RFNWSFS (Russian Federation Novgorodian White Sea Fleet Ship) North Star, the ice-Bogatyr, can crack the thick ice, and sometimes not even that helps, and for two weeks in february, the novgorodian trade with Europe via sea was almost halted. Much effort was put into not having the ports freeze over, by having men work round the clock to crack ice around ships as not to damage them further. Meanwhile, taking advantage of stocked supplies and some trade with Europe, The Novgorodian Invasion of The Eastern Rebel states that formed in its former Eastern territories, having captured and annexed the largest one, great perm and its capital mighty Kazan and its environs, is put off due to the winter and not wanting so many deaths due to freeze. An ultimatum is sent to Minsk, to rejoin the realm, or face the same fate as did Great Perm and its capital. The colonies expand by 1000 sq km each (Novorossiya, Kanada and Kap land).
  • The navy is expanded along with the coastal areas of Rajputana. Many people move south because of harsh conditions in the northern areas.
  • The Mayan Empire continues its military expansion. Orthodoxy and Catholicism continue gaining prominence. Xaman expands 1500 km south, and Haven expands 500 km north. Trade increases with European countries, partially due to the harsh winter in Northern Europe. The Mayans send large amounts of supplies to Neu Berlin, as part of the Mayan-Brandenburgian trade agreement.
  • Venice is able to weather the colder weather but the temperature sensitive grape crop is almost wiped out. The Doge deploys more troops to Thrace to supervise the rebuilding efforts as well as to crush some pro-Ottoman rebels which mostly consist of isolated pockets of Ottoman troops. Venice focuses on building more ships to begin proper trading with Japan. The fine arts and japanware that arrive in the ports of Naples and Venice greatly boost their local economies as many wealthy families try to snap up the Asian products to display them as a sign of status. Meanwhile, Nuovo Venexia closes the gap between the settlements on the Florida coast by expanding 2100 sq km.
  • Lithuania: Lithuania resurgent socially and politically as a constitutional monarchy, with a golden democracy. The character of the internal organization politically is very similar to that of a federation/confederation (a legacy of the Federal Russia), and the powerful parliament, Sejm, controls the country's decisions. The cold winter is driven hard, becoming noted the economic downturn. This will send trade agreements with Minsk, and Kiev Bramdenburgo. After the cold winter, Lithuania takes a risky bet and decides to invade the territories of Prussia (to start with something and not stay isolated). Lithuania seeks selfishly commercial and military alliances. The ruling dynasty are the Stanev, of Russian origin; that reclaim the polish crown.
  • The anti-Muslim propaganda continues. Ammunition and men are added onto the military. The cold weather is making many crops die and causing slight problems for farmers. Yet, in drier areas, it is a benefit as some moisture is now making its way there and letting plants grow better. With an alliance set with Rajputana, and their commanders helping to train the army, the Raja thinks that his army might be able to help expand his empire and gain new territories. He also orders more merchant ships to be readied, he wants to take advantage of the trading on spice and wants to get an upper hand by cutting out the middleman.

1593

Mercia falls into civil disarray, as a pretender to the Mercian throne attempts to restore the monarchy, backed by Wales. Meanwhile, an outbreak of plague hits northern England.

Holland and Flanders win their independence. Together they form the Netherlands and acquire the former Burgundian navy. Most of Burgundy's colonies join the Netherlands while the other Burgundian colonies do not speak up. (Only ones not joining are the ones in Brazil and Argentina, all others are gone. Sine you have ten years to 1) Regain a coastline, 2) Build a new navy from scratch, and 3) Re-establish control over your remaining colonies.)

  • How can they take the Burgundian navy if most of it Would now be in the Mediterranean because I knew you were going to do this, BTW, I asked France for some land, he offered and I agreed so the navy would have had been sent to the Mediterranean. Thus, this Mod event doesn't make any sense Sine dei gloriem
  • Sine, Don't use this underline font unless it is a mod event. But, I think the most Frenchier part (Artois, Boulougne, Calais) of his seventeen Provinces will choose to remain with Burgundy. But the lack of most of the space and loss of ships will probbaly hinder Burgundian colonial growth.--Collie Kaltenbrunner (talk) 16:54, January 26, 2013 (UTC)
  • Well, that is likely but I mean that even if Flanders and Holland got independence some colonies would join them, but AP is practically giving them all of my colonies, which is, if not implausible, biased. I have now thanks to Stew, an access to the Mediterranean, so the colonies would still choose to be with Burgundy, due to Loyalism, like Canada remained with the Brits after the American Revolutionary war. Sorry for the underline Sine dei gloriem (talk) 17:11, January 26, 2013 (UTC)
  • You know that this outlet to the Mediterranean is either out of reach for you, or is going to make the Dauphiné unreachable for France?
  • Well, it shouldn't be out of reach because, well, the Netherlands were pretty much as far as the Mediterranean from Burgundy's capital at the moment and yet they were part of the kingdom/Duchy, and I don't know if he is giving me a full passage or an Exclave/Enclave (depending on which area of the Mediterranean of France he is willing to give up,) either way, as we are allies me, using his land to move population or troops shouldn't be a problem as much it isn't if he wants to move troops to mine Sine dei gloriem (talk) 17:58, January 26, 2013 (UTC)
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Kimiyasu continues war against Imagawa clan. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 800 km 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 800 km, and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 200 km.
  • Brandenburg expands its military and economy. As the colonial forces wrap up the war with the Erokee, they are forced to take pledges of allegiance to the colonial government on their lives. Meanwhile, we begin the war with Bohemia, with Bavaria and the Wettin Lands. Konigsberg is created into a puppet state of the Dukes of Courland, with Heinrich becoming first Duke of Konigsberg. Neu Berlin expands along the other side of the lake 1800 sq km. (It is coming into Michigan.) Vinland expands 100 sq km. Neu Prussen expands 100 sq km and Neu Brandenburg expands 100 sq km as well.
    • Haven't you listened what was said before about Prussia?
    • Konigsberg is not Prussia and Germany is not Brandenburg.
    • There is a mod event saying that Königsberg became Prussia, and your second affirmation doesn't make sense.
    • I still honestly don't see the problem.
    • You can only expand 2100 sq km. You expanded 2300 sq km.
    • Wrong. Neu Prussen and Neu Brandenburg are new colonies, and Vinland is part of Neu Berlin.
    • What you said made no sense, rewrite your post to add up the expansion to 2100.
    • Listen, 2100 sq km is for Neu Berlin. Neu Prussen and Neu Brandenburg are totally different colonies and expand by 200 sq km each.
    • 2100 sq km is for your colonies altogether, so you must divide 2100 between all of them.
    • I strongly suggest you return to the rules page.
    • You've misinterpreted the rules. Again. 2100 is your entire colonial expansion per turn. New colonies can expand by 200 sq km until after they are five years old, but they are not additional bonuses they are part of the 2100 sq km.
    • Dude, where are you getting this? Each colony has its own expansion rate...
    • Stop being so difficult, your expansion rate for all of your colonies is 2100 sq km--divide that up as you please amongst your existing colonies.
    • I find that heavily hard to believe, and implausible. I will not take the word of one man against the rules. I will wait for someone else's decree and then act. (BTW, who am I talking to?)
    • Read the rules then. Why do you think that I expand one colony by 1100 sq km and then another by 1000 sq km? It has to add up to 2100, that's why.AP (talk)
    • Again, I do believe that separate colonies have separate expansion rates. Only that makes any sense.
    • Talk to Collie. Until then, we're pretending that this didn't happen.
    • Agreed.
    • The colonies altogether have one expansion rate. Scandinator (talk)
    • You have no idea how stupid that sounds, but OK.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Harbin colony by 2000 sq km.
  • Portugal and León's economies improve, while Castille prepares its military. Meanwhile, in Antília, Santo Amaro expands 600 sq km, and in Brasil, Tremembé expands 750 sq km along the littoral, and Pernambuco expands 1050 sq km inland.São Vicente expands 1000 sq km south, and in Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1000 sq km north. Meanwhile, Urraca gives birth to another son, which is named Canuto.
  • Ottoman Caliphate: Ottomans launch an invasion of Georgia. Flintlock weapons are adopted for the army. Venice is offered some deals ending all tariffs between the Ottomans and Venetians, which would increase your take in the Spice and other trades. Madgascar and the Kameroon colonies (which is located in the OTL Kameroon area) continue to grow by 500 sq km each.
    • This isn't possible. The rules say that you can only expand 2000 sq km when your first colony is over 50 years old.your first colony must be five to ten years old, so the maximum you could expand is probably 1000 sq km - which is to be divided among all colonies.
    • Sorry, I will fix it.
    • Dean, Florida is owned by Venice. Pick another place, maybe Africa.
    • Venice isn't all of Florida, theres an opening. But how about I change it to Virginia, there's a good part of coast open.
    • The entire eastern seaboard is taken, you risk colonial war. It's a bit implausible for you to even be anywhere near there which is why I said to colonize Africa instead.
    • I have one in Kameroon but Ill change the other one to one in Madagascar, OK?
  • Apache: Apachean soldiers have just fought and won a major battle against a tribal confederacy of independent tribes and all the enemy force captured was executed no new progress has been made on the campaign because Great Warchief Govind was mortally wounded. He was visited by a Catholic missionary and was healed by his medical expertise. Great Warchief Govind is now Catholic and sends a delegation to the Papal States through the Cyprus colony asking for more missionaries to enter into his borders to bring his people into the light.
  • The Levantine Kingdom faces tragedy as Sim'an of Syria dies when a supply ship heading for Ternate, in which he was in (he was impatient to leave for the war, and did not wait for a warship), sinks, killing everyone. However, Ibrahim returns from Mount Lebanon, and he soon continues his father's policies, still quiet about his religion. War against Ternate continues, and New Syria expands by 1800 sq km; Rihnad 'Miyah expands by 200.
  • Cyprus continues its invasion of Benin. Small gains are made. A special ship is readied for the Apache leader to make a pilgrimage to the Papal States. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 300 sq km, Nea Larnaka by 300 sq km and Nea Lemesos by 150 sq km.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 1100 sq km north into the peninsula and New Georgia expands 1000 sq km onto the mainland since it now occupies the western regions of the island. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties. In early spring the ice thaws and the Kattegat Straits are reopened. The Viceroy in Nya Skandinavia develops his city in Nyborgia. He begins to pressure the Aymara tribes. The planned expeditions that were delayed due to the cold finally leave from Sjaelland and head to Ethiopia, Levantine Yemen, India (to see what states have arisen), and Japan.
  • The United Kingdoms of Bavaria and Thuringia declare war and invade Bohemia with the combined aid of the Wettin and German nations. The King declares uses the term Raum für Wachstum (Room to Expand) as reason for the conflict, citing the great religous differences as well as the need for more space due to the exploding Bavarian population. Crops recover this year as the worst of the freeze is now over. Flintlock designs enter use experimentally via the Royal Research Commission. The Bavaria Bankgruppe settles on a new North German Headquarters on the Alexandr Platz in Berlin. Italian branch is located near St. Mark's in Venezia and the Central branch located at Magdeburg, Wettin Lands. Main HQ remains in the city of Munich but is expanded and decorated with elaborate paintings.
  • Papal States: (Really sorry about my absence from the game, exam weeks really been stressful.) The Pope continues the Decades of Peace, as each of the Papal territories flourish under a new age of infrastructural innovation. Music and art also become more popular in Rome, as Church members are more willing to pay for compositions for masses. The Pope also congratulates Warchief Govind for his conversion to Catholicism, and greets the delegation with open arms. The Pope promises to send more missionaries and priests to the New World in order to continue to spread the faith to the natives. The colonies also expand, as the African St. John colony expands westward, meeting with inhabitants on the coast and converting them to the One True Faith.
  • Ethiopia continues to expand and develop its military and economy, and expand the empire by 1200 km into the south.
  • The Doge welcome the news that Nuovo Venexia's two mainland settlements are joined and orders the colony to expand 2100 sq km westwards to connect with Nuovo Treviso. Meanwhile, reconstruction continues in Thrace while the High Council sends aid to help with the reconstruction effort in Albania. Many Albanians know that their independence was granted by the Venetians and thus, pro-Venetian sentiment grows in Albania with news of the reconstruction aid.
  • Untitleddrawing

    The Three paths of the Three Formosan fleets

    Formosa:
    Farms are built in the whole Middle and Southern Formosa. Asks China and Japan for books. Learns some Chinese ship-making technology and a plan is made to build a fleet. Finish developing the cannon and muskets. Increases population. Starts building fleet with cannons. The population has reached to 100 thousand. Lastly, asks Manchuria for an alliance.
    • Shogun Satomi Kimiyasu agrees and sends some books to Taiwan.
  • Ah, one of the greatest symbols of inexperience.
  • Yes. Formosa is essentially a refugee nation, meaning that you have pretty much nothing. Furthermore, you can't colonize Ryukyu (it belongs to Japan) if anything at all.
  • And, you can't have one million people in your nation, considering your relatively recent date of colonization, and the fact that in 1900, Taiwan itself only had three million people, which means that the population in 1600 would be much lower.
  • France: Fort Moreau and Fort Ouest-Bout both expand 200 sq km.
  • The Arabian federation builds up its economy and continues efforts to vassalize Comchellak. Sultan Muhammad bin Said, Emir of Shaybah, sets sail on a ship to visit the leadership of Comchellak for a meeting on getting the Sheiks of Comchellak to agree to being vassalized by Arabia.
  • Novgorodian grand prince, now in his sixties, declares war on what he calls the rebellious east. Having secured economic resources, and the largest population center east of the capital, he believes that his victory is insured by God. He also declares war on behalf of Muscovy and its troops invade the region. Tsar Vecheslav I uses flintlocks to his advantage, and flintlock rifles, that were replaced in use for the Spetsnaz, as some regular troops now have snaphaunce rifles (as opposed to smoothbore) and are better armed for winter, as not to kill from cold. Troops advance with great pace, and the unprepared states come under great pressure, as they were weakended by near inaction in the winter. Novgorod calls upon all of its allies to help it in any way possible in this war...even supplies are appreciated ... I really want to hit them where it hurts
    • The Mayan Empire will send supplies (are we allies?)
    • I would assume so...let's make that official.
  • Burgundy: The colonies expand and military is built up.
  • The Mayan Empire continues military expansion and national stabilization. Orthodoxy and Catholicism continue to grow in the Empire. Xaman expands south by 1500 km and Haven expands 500 km north. Construction on the large church in the Boruca province (Panama) continues. Supplies are shipped to the Brandenburg colonies, and messengers are sent to the Burgundian colonies to negotiate trade deals.
  • The anti-Muslim propaganda continues. Ammunition and men are added onto the military. Slightly better weather help crops grow better. Trading with neighbouring kingdoms is amped up, especially Rajputana and the two kingdoms to the south. The Raja secretly hopes that once the two nations become reliant on trading with Orissa, he will be able to control them. Ships full of spices are sent out to Europe to trade with them and learn about new kingdoms and empires. The Raja hopes that they will be able to make contact with the fabled Venetians and Russians. War plans are also make, and funds are derived from seized Muslim assets. The Raja also introduces laws which will making trading for Muslims harder in Orissa.
  • China expands its military and economy.

1594

Wales takes advantage of Mercia's situation and invades and annexes them in a three year war. Meanwhile, in Northumbria, a noble revolts against the Northumbrian government and establishes his own nation around the city of Lincoln.

Scotland falls into civil disarray. The Kingdom of Eire takes at advantage of this by annexing the Scot-held portions of Ireland.

An earthquake happens on the southern regions of the Maya Empire (roughly OTL San Salvador).

  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Kimiyasu continues war against Imagawa clan. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 800 km 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 800 km, and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 200 km.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 1100 sq km north into the peninsula and New Georgia expands 1000 sq km onto the mainland since it now occupies the western regions of the island. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties. In early spring the ice thaws and the Kattegat Straits are reopened. The Viceroy in Nya Skandinavia develops his city in Nyborgia. He continues to pressure the Aymara tribes. The ships arrive in Ethiopia and Yemen. News of the nations Orissa and Rajputana are to be reported soon to the Queen. All expeditions will remain in their destinations for three years. Gibraltar's fort is outfitted and it continues its grand construction. The naval base there is becoming one of the largest Scandinavian naval bases. The Crown supplies Russia in their latest war, and the Queen visits Novgorod to present the Tsar with something that Bjorn Nyborg and Britta Klingenberg have been working on ever since the Caliphate annexed them.
    • The Tsar, hearing of the Queen's visit, takes a few months off the front to greet her, and try to become more connected economically (and perhaps militarily, the possibility of Skandinavia obtaining a koch (primitive icebreaker) is not off the table...but this will all have to start with RETA turning into NETA).
    • Agreed. The Queen presents the Tsar with a very large painting by Scandinavia's and arguably Europe's best painters, Bjorn Nyborg and Britta Klingenberg. The massive painting depicts Mother Russia in a war torn background leading a charge against a Muslim occupying army with the Mahdi included.
  • France: Colonies, Fort Moreau and Fort Ouest-Bout, both expand 200 sq km.
  • Brandenburg expands its military. Neu Brandenburg is abandoned due to the cold. Neu Berlin expands 2000 sq km due southwest along the lake and 100 sq km in Vinland. Neu Prussen does not expand this year. Instead, Neu Prussen's colonial governor sends some small expeditions to the former Burgundies colonies that have not been taken by Holland or Flanders. The Bohemian War continues. (Could someone give us an algorithm?)
  • The Manchurians expand their New Harbin colony by 2000 sq km.
  • Cyprus continues to march into Benin. Nea Lefkosia is expaned by 300 sq km, Nea Larnaka by 300 sq km and Nea Lemesos by 150 sq km. In response to Burgundy losing its coastline, Cyprus marches into some Burgundian colonies near Nea Lefkosia to gain land and quell riots and uprisings, which Cyprus proclaims as a threat to Nea Lefkosian security.
  • You do realize that Burgundy recently acquired a Mediterranean coastline and that you began a war, right?
  • Crete continues to supply the Levantine Kingdom and Cyprus with military aid for their wars.
  • Ethiopia continues to expand and develop its military and economy. Also, the empire expands by 2000 km.
  • Apache: Great Warchief Govind continues on his campaign to the sea now more determined than ever to spread Catholcism to the other tribes. Catholic missionaries are converting large numbers of Apaches to the true faith but by government decree all shamanic religions are to be tolerated for the sake of the ancestors.
  • The Levantine Kingdom continues its war against Ternate, drawing upon Venetian and Cypriot aid heavily. Ibrahim also begins filling his court with Maronite nobles (somewhat slowly). Meanwhile, Rinhad 'Minyah expands by 200 sq km and New Syria expands by 1800.
  • Portugal's economy improves, while Castille and León prepare their militaries, with particular attention being given to the navy. Meanwhile, in Antília, Santo Amaro expands 1100 sq km, and in Brasil, São Vicente expands 500 sq km north, and Pernambuco expands 1100 sq km inland. In Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1200 sq km, and in Loanda, Benguela expands 500 sq km north. Meanwhile, attempts to trade with the Indian nations start again, as the Caliphate has fallen. Meanwhile, The Count of Lara, Fernando, dies, and is succeeded by his son, Álvaro.
  • Formosa: Further modernizes Formosan buildings and increases its population greatly. Builds more ships, cannons and muskets. The first fleet to Manchuria and Japan departs.
  • Venice develops its economy as trade grows between it and the Black Sea nations and the Levantine Kingdom thanks to the newly annexed Thrace territories. Venice expands Nuovo Venexia by 2100 sq km towards Nuovo Treviso on the coast. Meanwhile, in the opera theatres of Florence the opera O Europa, becomes highly popular. It is set in the dark days when the Mahdiate loomed on the horizon and invaded Italy and Germany and finishes with the liberation of Europe.
  • The anti-Muslim propaganda continues, and it seems as if there are no mosques left in the country, altogether. Ammunition and men are added to the military. Crop production reaches normal levels again and helps feed the populace. As more and more products are traded, the state begins to sell some of its cannons to the two states in the south, and in return begins to gain control over their affairs. Ships finally reach Europe and contact with the Venetians is re-established. The spices are sold successfully in Venetian ports and begin to head back to Orissa. Muslim traders have suffered many losses in the country and many Muslims give up trading altogether. Hindu traders take advantage of this and begin to monopolise on the trading vacuum. The trade ships reach Orissa at year's end and tell the Raja that Venice is still there and has become stronger than what was written in the records about them.
  • Rajputana expands the navy and many people convert to Sikhism.
    • The Raja of Orissa thanks the Rajputs for the Sikh commanders training their troops.
  • The United Kingdoms of Bavaria and Thuringia continues the Bohemian Wars. Famous Bavarian painter Rudolph Fornze paints a masterpiece title Viva Europa! in memory of the Mahdiate Wars. The Painting depicts three regiments of Europe fighting outside the Brandenburg Gate. The opera O Europa is translated into German and becomes a hit in the operas in Munchen and Stuttgart. Flintlock technology continues to be invested in. The UKBT continues vassalization efforts on the nearby state of Nassau, the Nassaun people are starting to be swayed by the UKBT. Trade expands.Bavaria requests access to an exclave to the sea and will pay a handsome price for access(if plausible). The UKBT sends diplomats to Burgundy expressing concern over the Civil War. Bavaria wants the territory offered by Burgundy. Diplomats travel to Scandinavia in hopes of forging a new alliance.
  • The Novgorodians continue to wage their war on the east. The war is doing very well, with Novgorod making great pace. But the resurgence of guerrilla fighters is very common. Success is accompanied by the morale boost after the Tsar returns to the battlefield. More messengers are sent out to try to get more resources for the war, as it is believed that if one more nation would help, it would send Russia over the edge to pure victory over all eastern rebels.
  • The Mayan Empire takes advantage of the newly equipped military and sends soldiers to help keep the peace and rebuild. By the end of the year, most of the damage has been repaired and the region is up and running again. The military is able to upgrade because of the response to the earthquake. Xaman expands 1500 km south, and Xaman expands 500 km north. Orthodoxy and Catholicism continue gaining prominence.
  • China continues to expand its military and economy.
  • The Arabian federation builds up its economy. Sultan Muhammad bin Said, Emir of Shaybah, meets the leadership of Comchellak this year; and following much negotiation, the 17 Sheiks of Comchellak agree to become a vassal of the Arabia federation. With the meeting complete, Sultan Muhammad thanks the Comchellak leadership and he sets off back to Arabia to prepare campaigning for 1596's Sultan elections.
  • Burgundy:Colonies expand and military begins to build up. The Cyprus assault shocks many Burgundians, but most of them remain in keeping peace, and Ambassadors are sent to this Nation, (BTW, there are the Milanese colonies that are mine, in Eastern Cuba and Eastern Hispaniola, as well as in Africa, so might someone add them or should I?)
  • How did you take over the Milanese colonies? Venice should have gotten them and even they did not receive them on the map.

1595

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Unrest begins in China as famine takes hold. Some say it is a sign that the Emperor has lost the Mandate of Heaven...

The Arabian Caliphate rump state expands into central Arabia some more. However, tensions remain high in the rump Caliphate as the legitamacy of the Caliph and Islam continue to be questioned and rejected.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands, after some negotiations, diplomatically annexes the Archbishopric of Utrecht.

  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Kimiyasu continues war against Imagawa clan and by the end of this year the Imagawa clan surrenders and is annexed. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 800 km 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 800 km, and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 200 km.
  • Portugal and León prepare their militaries, while Castille's economy continues recovering. Meanwhile, in Antília, Santo Amaro expands 800 sq km, and in Brasil, Tremembé expands 500 sq km south along the Pindaré, and a settlement is founded on the island of Uopanuaçu, being called Nazaré. Meanwhile, Pará expands 500 sq km, and Bahia expands 600 sq km inland, while in Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1200 sq km inland west. In its borders, a settlement is founded by the Leonese colonists, and called Vila de Córdoba de Nova Andaluzia, by a river called Suquia by the natives. Meanwhile, Paraná expands 800 sq km north along the Paraná. Meanwhile, some Biscayan colonists also start to arrive on Cisplatina.
  • Brandenburg continues to fight Bohemia. Neu Berlin crosses into OTL Michigan and expands 2000 sq km south along the Great Lake. Vinland expands 100 sq km.
  • Ottoman Caliphate: The Madagascar and Kameroon colonies expand by 500 km each. The invasion of Georgia continues.
  • More anti-Muslim propaganda is issued. Ships back from Europe have brought back a unique invention, something which was destroyed the last time it came to the subcontinent, a printing press machine. This machine will help revolutionise printing. The Raja orders these to be copied and produced, and wants the printing presses to churn out the Bhadwad Gita in Sanskrit and in Hindi. The Raja sends out ships again, and would like the merchants to ask for a trading agreement with the Venetians. Ammunition and men are added to the military, helping the military grow bigger. As more control of affairs are gained through trading, the two states in the south finally become vassals of Orissa. This enables Orissa to gain trading monopoly over the two states and dictate their moves. The Raja also takes a wife from the top south-western vassal. His marriage is celebrated with great pomp. The navy gains more ships and cannons.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 1100 sq km west and New Georgia expands 1000 sq km onto the mainland since it now occupies the western regions of the island. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties. The Viceroy in Nya Skandinavia develops his city in Nyborgia. He continues to pressure the Aymara tribes and it is obvious that they will soon crack since they are incredibly fragmented. An immense amount of Scandinavians migrate to New Scandinavia. Expeditions remain in their destinations for three years. The Queen returns to Stolkholm, pleased with her meeting with the Russian Tsar. A group of adventurous sailors under admiral Erik Nyborg(yes they are a military family) leaves the main group stationed in Ethiopia and sail into the port city of Mombasa.
    • Diplomats are sent to Scandinavia from Bavaria requesting a renewal of the Alliance.
  • France: Continues development on military, and research on "hand cannons" continue. Fort Moreau begins more expansion, expanding 1000 sq km (it's now over five years old), while Fort Ouest-Bout expands 200 sq km.
    • Your expansion number is 1000 to be divided among all the colonies.
    • You know guns have been used in war since the 1400's right? You don't need to research this.
  • The UKBT continues fighting Bohemia. Vassalization of Nassau continues. Flintlock research continues.
  • The surplus food from areas in China that aren't hit by the famine is given to some communities hit by the famine, but the food is only able to reach some people. The Emperor assures the populous that the nation has simply hit a rocky patch, which can happen to any nation. Meanwhile, the military is expanded.
  • The Arabian federation builds up its economy, which includes Sultan Muhammad reducing restrictions on Hindu, Christian and Buddhist traders in the Arabian federation. Sultan Muhammad bin Said, Emir of Shaybah, starts campaigning for 1596's Sultan elections. However, Sheik Omar of Muscat is seeing great support as is Sheik Akram of Bahrain.
  • Cyprus apologises to Burgundy over the incident and immediately withdraws troops from Burgundian colonies. Cyprus continues to invade Benin. Gains continue to be made. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 600 sq km, Nea Larnaka by 600 sq km, and Nea Lemesos by 300 sq km.
  • Rather than risk another war in Madagascar, Ethiopia focuses overseas, targetting Travancore for the first phase of its plan to build a colonial empire. A fleet of 75,000 men and 300 cannon are dispatched to bring the Indian kingdom into the Ethiopian Empire.
  • Didn't we tell you that your navy is nearly non-existent? 75,000 is WAY too much. Start out with something that is actually near you like Funj or the Swahili.
  • Don't you know, didn't you hear? Ethiopia was rebuilding its military for the last decade. Can't you hear, can't you see? Ethiopia has a navy!
  • Burgundy:The colonies expand. While this, the Cypriot apology is accepted. While this, the military build up continues and Navy is revamped again.
  • Wettin Lands: (Sorry for not posting, there has been severe flooding in my area) Saxony continues to assist its allies in the War in Bohemia. The sections around the Saxon border have been taken and the General hopes for further victories. With a better crop turnover this year, Bavaria is paid back for its assistance during the Great Cold Snap. The Hessian, Anhaltese and Magdeburg armies are improved.
  • The Emirate of Granada works on economy. The Emir raises taxes on the rich slightly.
    • Didn't I gain any territory in the war against Morocco? Willster22 (User talk:Willster22) 04:46, January 28, 2013 (UTC)
    • Yes, but I didn't know what territories you would want.
    • I want Ceuta, and any territory left that I can take should be as much as possible of the western coast of Morocco. Willster22 (User talk:Willster22) 07:14, January 28, 2013 (UTC)
  • Formosa: Further modernizes Formosan buildings and increases its population greatly. Builds more ships, cannons and muskets. The second fleet to Southern China departs. Agricultural industries become larger and a message is sent to the Chinese government that if there are riots, Formosa could help to quell them.
  • Venice expands its economy with more trade to Asia and the colonies. Nuovo Venexia expands 2100 sq km towards Nuovo Treviso.
  • The Mayan Empire, after its required five year military improvement, decides to expand again. The first utilization of the western fleet is sailing up the OTL Gulf of California. The commander, on the return journey, decides to establish a base on the western side of the gulf, in OTL La Paz. He names the base Kahkin. The new base is soon prepared to be the naval base for the western fleet. Orthodoxy and Catholicism continue expansion, especially in the new base of Kahkin. Xaman expands 1500 km south, and Haven expands 500 km north.
  • As he comes back because of sore muscles, due to rather lacking success in the war, and the warliek nature of his rule, the people of Novgorod are rather fed up with their grand prince. The Novgorodians, under the guidance of charismatic General Peter Ulynsky, expel Vecheslav from his office. The war gets closer to Novgorod as it aproaches, but after Peter assumes power, he decides to continue the war, but with different strategies. Meanwhile, Novorossiya expands 2100 sq km around the other colonies.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Harbin colony by 2000 sq km.

1596

The Kingdom of Kent collapses, giving an opportunity for nobles at Middlesex, Surrey, Sussex and Essex declare independence. A rump kingdom of Kent stabilizes itself later, with its capital on Canterbury, as London became part of the Middlesex state, although it (London) is still disputed between them and Essex.

  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Kimiyasu begins invading the Honda clan. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 800 km 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 800 km, and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 200 km.
  • Portugal, Castille and León prepare their militaries. Meanwhile, in León, a flood happens in Seville. Meanwhile, in Antília, Santa Inês expands 700 sq km north, and in Brasil, Nhoesembé expands 800 sq km south, after a victory against the Aimoré. Meanwhile, Pernambuco expands 800 sq km inland, and in Rio Grande, a settlement called Santa Teresa is founded on the south, on a more southern location than Rio Grande.and in Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 2100 sq km along a river, apparently a tributary of the Paraná, but with no name known. Meanwhile, Urraca gves birth to another daughter, who is named Carina.
  • Wettin Lands: Continue fighting in Bohemia, advancing steadily. (I may not be able to post for the next day or to due to power outages, but let it be known that the Wettin Lands continue to fight Bohemia!)
  • China expands its military and economy. Scouts begin to scout out the Chilean and Peruvian coasts. As the famine subsides, the views of the Emperor improve.
    • The Mayan Empire sends diplomats to China to establish diplomatic relations.
  • More anti-Muslim propaganda is issued. Hundreds of Bhadvat Gita are printed and are passed through the Royal Court. Some are also gifted to military commanders. The military begins to seriously boot up as the Raja plans for a war campaign to be initiated soon. The two states vassalised see their economies grow, along with their armies. The states also see more roadwork to improve infrastructure. The Rani announces she is pregnant, and a Royal Heir is expected soon.
  • Cyprus continues to fight against Benin, with gains continuing to be made. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 600 sq km, Nea Larnaka by 600 sq km and Nea Lemesos by 300 sq km.
  • Crete continues to give military aid to Cyprus.
  • Brandenburg completes the war with Bohemia, seizing the eastern border areas, stretching south. Neu Berlin expands 2000 sq km into Michigan. Neu Prussen expands 100 sq km inland.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Harbin colony by 2000 sq km.
  • Ottoman Caliphate: The Madagascar and Kameroon colonies expand by 500 km each. The invasion of Georgia continues. WILL SOMEONE DO THE ALGORITHM AND ADD MY COLONIES TO THE MAP PLEASE!
  • Burgundy: Military build up continues and the colonies continue expanding, though mainly from population. Inside the country, King Ferdinand marries the Duchess of Brasilea and soon afterward they have a child named Heinrich.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 1100 sq km west and New Georgia expands 1000 sq km onto the mainland since it now occupies the western regions of the island. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties. The Viceroy in Nya Skandinavia develops his city in Nyborgia and continues to pressure the Aymara. By year's end, they cave in. The adventurous sailors dock in Mombasa.
  • France: Fort Moreau and Fort Ouest-Bout both expand 500 sq km, both north. A new type of musket has been completed, with plans to implement it into the infantry, though pikes and swords remain common for the most part.
  • Venice invests further in its economy and prepares to expand its main trading territories. Venice seeks to colonize Sri Lanka to further supply its Asian trade routes and seeks the Levantine Empire's permission to transport goods over the Sinai for a minimal fee. Nuovo Treviso expands 2100 sq km eastwards towards Nuovo Venexia.
  • Rajputana expands the military and navy. The population increases as new agricultural techniques are developed. As trade grows in the Indian Ocean many on the council begin to support a plan to establish a trade outpost on the continent of Āphrikā. The cities Sanapana and Dariyākinārē begin to expand rapidly.
    • Orissa would like to discuss war plans with its ally. Saw, you should log in and edit from your account, mate. It makes things much easier to do!
  • The United Kingdoms of Bavaria and Thuringia continue to demolish the Bohemian forces. Bavaria continues the vassalization efforts on Nassau which is beginning to sway ever farther under UKBT influence. The Bavarian Bankgruppe begins plans to invest in the far east but is looking for a stable Asian business partner due to the unrest in China, which was the commissioner's first choice. Bavaria officially seizes the southern half of Bohemia, meeting up with German troops in Prague. Discussions will begin soon on the partition of the land amongst the allied victors (providing the algorithm fits). The King's wife passed on late last year. While heartbroken, he does not have an heir and requests a Royal marriage (Preferably from Germany, Wettin or Scandinavia, an offer from Russia would do as well).
  • The Arabian federation builds up its economy as the newly elected Sultan Omar, Sheik of Muscat announces that all religous based trade restrictions are to be removed and illegal. However, trade restrictions on traders from nations with bad relations with the Arabian federation (e.g. Ethiopia or the Bedouin raider tribes) with have higher trade barriers. Sultan Omar also marries into the family of the Sheiks of Barka. Barka and Muscat are united into the Sheikdom of Muscat as Sultan Omar seeks to increase his power. Emir Muhammad bin Said of Shaybah, is disappointed with losing the election but decides to move on. However, Sheik Akram of Bahrain is much more annoyed and calls for a revote, which sees Sheik Omar winning again.
  • The Mayan Empire expands the military, especially in the new fort. Orthodoxy and Catholicism continue to grow. Xaman expands south 1500 km and Haven expands north 500 km.
  • Novgorod concentrates most resources on the war, and ever since Peter I took power, the war machine started making great progress.

1597

A major revolt in the Zululand border regions fragments the kingdom, with half of the nation breaking away from the Zulus, and starting to be ruled by local tribal chiefs. One Chief manages to unite the Basotho tribes into the new Kingdom of Basotho. The ambitious new Basotho King Letsie plans on capitalizing on the fall of the Zulu Kingdom.

Mombasa doubles in size and seizes two other Swahili city-states.

Norwegian pioneers settle on the eastern coast of Greenland. They ask the Scandinavian government to support their settlement.

They've kinda been there since the 13th century...

It doesn't matter, the Greenlandish would not be helpful and Greenland is pretty much ice.

New Syria takes over the remaining islands in the Bahamas.

  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Kimiyasu continues invading the Honda clan. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 800 km 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 800 km, and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 200 km.
  • Portugal, Castille and León's economies improve. Meanwhile, in Antília, Santo Amaro expands 900 sq km, and in Brasil, São Sebastião expands 600 sq km inland, and Pernambuco expands 1300 sq km inland. Meanwhile, José Pereira Coutinho, the capitão-donatário of Bahia, dies with no issue, creating a succession crisis, if it can be called as such there. The matter doesn't reach the crown by 1597. In Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1600 sq km inland along the river, apparently called Carcaranhá by the natives. Meanwhile, the still undefined border of Cisplatina and Rio Grande is finally settled, with the border being pushed farther north in favor of Cisplatina, and giving the village of Santa Teresa to Cisplatina. Meanwhile, Urraca gives birth to another daughter who is named Sancha.
  • Ottoman Caliphate: The Madagascar and Kameroon colonies expand by 500 km each. The invasion of Georgia continues. WILL SOMEONE DO THE ALGORITHM AND ADD MY COLONIES TO THE MAP, PLEASE! Here are my colonies:
    Map of Ottoman Kamaroon
  • Brandenburg expands its military. Neu Berlin expands 1900 sq km into Michigan, now bordering the Myami nation and closing the Scandinavian colony. (AP and I made a deal about this. He's expanding south from now on.) Vinland expands 100 sq km and Neu Prussen also expands 100 sq km.
  • Cyprus ends its war with Benin, satisfied with the land gained. Nea Lefkosia expands by 500 sq km, Nea Larnaka expands by 500 sq km, and Nea Lemesos expands by 1000 sq km around the Ottoman colony.
  • Saxony: Saxony and some Hessian troops continue to fight the increasingly weak Bohemians, eventually meeting up with the German and Bavarian forces. A military government is set up in the areas under Wettin control, and Anhaltese and Magdeburgian troops are sent to do mopping-up operations in that territory. King Frederick IV offers his 22 year old daughter, Greta, as a wife to the Bavarian king.
  • Anhalt: Princess Anna sends some troops to Bohemia after the King's request, proving her loyalty as a vassal. Her son and heir, Rudolf, reaches his nineteenth birthday, and begins his search for a wife. The military is built up.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: The Archbishop is more than happy to send a regiment or two of soldiers to, as he put it, "kill the heathen scum". Attached to the expeditionary force is a large contingent of monks, friars and priests, under the command of a Vicar General, whose aim is to convert the Bohemians back to Catholicism. The arts continue to be promoted in Magdeburg.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 1100 sq km west and New Georgia expands 1000 sq km onto the mainland since it now occupies the western regions of the island. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties. The Viceroy in Nya Skandinavia develops his city in Nyborgia and continues to pressure the Aymara.
  • Venice develops its military in preparation for the expansion of its trading lands. Nuovo Venexia expands by 2100 sq km towards Nuovo Treviso.
  • France: Fort Moreau and Fort Ouest-Bout both develop 500 sq km north. The Navy is to be refurbished, with more powerful ships for future naval combat. Muskets continue being handed out to infantry,
  • The Mayan Empire expands Kahkin by 5000 km. Orthodoxy and Catholicism continue to grow. Xaman and Haven expand by 1000 km south and north, respectively.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Harbin colony by 2000 sq km.
  • More anti-Muslim propaganda is issued, with leaflets being "printed" using the printing press. Many more printing presses are built and more Bhagvat Gitas are also printed. The Rani gives birth this year, to a daughter. The Raja is happy, and does not care that his first child is a girl. The two states vassalised see their economies grow, along with their armies. Many ships are sent out to trade, and the Raja hopes that Orissa will be able to establish trading with as many nations as it can. Some ships are also sent south to see what happened to some states heard about. Others are sent west to see if some new allies can be contacted.
  • Novgorodian Tsar Peter I, with his military strategy nothing but obliterating the oposition, after taking town after town with little resistance now, talks with various regional leaders and indigenous chiefs, and ultimately, he gets his way, and four or five of the neighboring states are annexed by Novgorod (I will put and decide which ones on the map myself).
  • Burgundy: Colonies Expands 2000 between each (1000 to Brazil and 1000 to Argentium). While this, military build up begins and the second son of Ferdinand, Called Pierre I of Burgundy is born in the City of Charlesopolis the Languedoc Coastal region and the Cities within. Duke Charles of Argentium begins preparing an expansion campaign Northwards into Argentia.

1598

A powerful Chechen warlord manages to unite the three small states in OTL southern Russia into the Emirate of Chechnya following his four-year war campaign.

Azerbaijan invades the small southern state to the west of it. The small, weak nation is quickly annexed into Azerbaijan, thanks a lot to Persian aid due to the alliance between Persia and Azerbaijan.

  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Kimiyasu continues invading the Honda clan. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 800 km 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 800 km, and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 200 km.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Harbin colony by 2000 sq km.
  • Portugal, León and Castille prepare their militaries. Meanwhile, the Portuguese flag is changed, converting the traditional square armorial banner into a rectangular field with the coat of arms on its centre. This flag is used as the kingdom's banner, and the royal arms and the kingdom's arms become separate banners, as the flag uses a different coat of arms from the monarchs' coat of arms. Meanwhile, on non-flag related issues, the issue of the succession crisis on Bahia reaches Portugal. Having the choices of giving Bahia to José Pereira Coutinho's nearest relative, giving it to the capitão-donatário of Nhoesembé due to proximity or appointing a new capitão-donatário, Urraca appoints a new capitão donatário, Garcia d'Ávila. Meanwhile, in the rest of Brasil, Itamaracá expands 600 sq km, and Potengi expands 700 sq km, inland, both. Meanwhile, in Antília, Santo Amaro expands 600 sq km inland, and in Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1300 sq km along the Carcaranhá, and Cisplatina expands 1200 sq km north along the Uruguay.
  • Ottoman Caliphate: The Madagascar and Kameroon colonies expand by 500 km each. Many of the population begin to turn to Christianity, seeing the failure of the original Caliphate and the fact that the new Caliphate is failing as well. Thousands begin converting to the Christian faith and the Caliph begins thinking that he may not last much longer.
  • The Levantine Kingdom ends war with the Sultanate of Ternate, annexing its former colony on Sulawesi and the isles of Tidore, Bacan, Sula, Banda and Buru for the Levant and Morotai and Misool for Venice (or at least as much of that as is plausible, see map [here]. After that is done, King Ibrahim deposes and imprisons any remaining Muslim councilmen, and begins granting the Maronite church privileges (and the Hindus in the new Ternatean colonies). While not seen well, the monopolisation of the army by Christians prevents any uprising from happening.
  • Ethiopia continues its military and economic development seeking to prepare its troops for the future colonization wars of the empire.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 1100 sq km north and New Georgia expands 1000 sq km onto the mainland since it now occupies the western regions of the island. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties. The Viceroy in Nya Skandinavia develops his city in Nyborgia, the Aymara cave into the viceroy's demands. Bjorn Nyborg dies in March and he is buried in the Royal Scandinavian Mausoleum, the first non-royal to be buried there. Seeing the disarray in Scotland, the Queen begins to increase Scandinavia's influence in the region.
  • The Arabian federation builds up its economy as Sultan Omar, Sheik of Muscat continues to follow a policy of "restriction-free trade" to make trade easier in the federation and to remove many religious economic laws, discriminatory economic policies and any other regulations which are deemed unnecessary and hampering trade. Sultan Omar also plans to expand his Sheikdom of Muscat by taking over other branches of the Muscat ruling Nabhan clan seek to unite the clan branches into a single Nabhan state, the Emirate of Muscat - the new symbol of power and grand state of the once great Nabhan Dynasty. The Shaybah Emir and other powerful Sheiks grow concerned with this ambitious clan seeking to regain former glory; a watchful eye is placed on them.
  • Burgundy: Military is built up and colony expansion continues, yet not the same. Many of the Lefevrist population that were the main colonial group with the Burgundians are now under a Dutch Sovereignty. The Capital of Dijon is planned to be revamped to be the Capital of A new empire as Ferdinand says to his loyal friends and allies.
  • Cyprus expands Nea Lefkosia by 500 sq km, Nea Larnaka by 500 sq km, and Nea Lemesos by 1000 sq km around the Ottoman colonies.
  • Crete continues to expand its army and navy.
  • Saxony: The Saxon and Hessian contingents continue fighting what remains of Bohemian resistance. Princess Greta, 23, is again offered as a wife for the Bavarian King.
  • Anhalt: The Anhaltese contingent remains in Bohemia another year, garrisoning towns and putting down peasant resistance. Crown Prince Rudolf continues his search for a wife.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: The contingent in Bohemia remains, doing mopping-up operations for the Saxons. The "Holy Contingent", as it has become known, of priests and friars converts quite a number of Bohemians back to Catholicism. The Vicar-General in command of the HC is lauded as a hero at home, and many hope that he will succeed as Archbishop upon the death of the incumbent.
  • Formosa: Formosa wishes to join the Ming Empire.
  • I would like to quit the game, replace me. Alexlee8991 (talk) 13:28, January 31, 2013 (UTC)
  • China accepts the Formosan wish and makes the nation their vassal. Meanwhile, the military of China expands.
  • Rajputana expands the military and trade fleet many more people convert to Sikhism and a revival of Hinduism begins in formal Muslim majority areas.
  • Brandenburg grows weary of Scandinavian influence in foreign areas and deploys minimal troops to Scotland to help the nation restabilize. Hopefully there will be no chances of Scotland falling to Scandinavia. Meanwhile, Neu Berlin expands 1900 sq km into Michigan and Vinland and Neu Prussen both expand 100 sq km. We expand our military too. However, there is word of discontent with the current composition of the Reichstag and a new election is called. The balance of power shifts within the government, tilting towards a very imperialist government.
  • The Mayan Empire expands the military at the military base of Kahkin. Orthodoxy and Catholicism continue growing. Xaman and Haven expand 1000 km south and north, respectively.
  • Venice expands its military. The Doge begins finalizing the last strategies and plans in preparation for next year. Meanwhile, Nuovo Venexia expands by 2100 sq km towards Nuovo Treviso.
  • More anti-Muslim propaganda is issued, with leaflets being "printed" using the printing press. Many more printing presses are built and more Bhagvat Gitas are also printed. The Raja gives much attention to his princess as she completes her first year. The two states vassalised see their economies grow, along with their armies. Many ships are sent out to trade, and the Raja hopes that Orissa will be able to establish trading with as many nations as it can. Some ships are also sent south to see what happened to some states heard about. Others are sent west to see if some new allies can be contacted. This military is also built up.

1599

Volyn invades and annexes the states of Lviv and Halych, as both states were weakened after a war with each other.

This already happened in 1589. We now have the much larger Kingdom of Galicia–Volhynia in place of those 3 states now.

Thanks to Persian help, Azerbaijan invades annexes the other small state to the west of it. With two mighty armies, Azerbaijan and Persia plan an invasion of the Qoyunlu empire to take over the eastern part of the Qoyunlu empire.

The Nogai Khanate invades and annexes the small state to the south west of the Khanate. The Nogai khanate vassal of Nogay sends troops to invade their western neighbour too. However, the Khan of Nogai now looks to fully annex Nogay into the Khanate itself.

  • Portugal, León and Castille update their militaries. Meanwhile, Urraca gives birth to a boy, which is called Pedro. Meanwhile, in Antília, Santo Amaro expands 600 sq km, and in Brasil, São Vicente expands 600 sq km, while Potengi expands 800 sq km. Meanwhile, in Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1800 sq km along the Carcaranhá, and Cisplatina expands 600 sq km north along the Uruguai. Meanwhile, the capitão-donatário of Cisplatina, Ramiro de Pontevedra, founds an village on the northernmost reaches on the capitaincy, which is called "Vila de Nossa Senhora dos Santos Reis Magos e Iapeiú".
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Kimiyasu continues invading the Honda clan and by the Tenth Month the Honda clan is defeated and annexed. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 800 km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 800 km, and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 200 km.
  • France: Fort Moreau and Fort Ouest-Bout both expand 500 sq km north each. The military back in France continues to improve.
  • Kingdom of the Romans: The Madagascar and Kameroon colonies expand by 500 km each. The Caliph catches pneumonia and dies, leaving an absence of power, but do to the massive amounts of conversions to Christ, roughly 60-70% of the Ottoman nation is Christian.(after the Mahdi about 40% of the Ottoman peoples were Christian) This allows the new converts to seize power and reorganize the Caliphate into the Kingdom of the Romans. The two colonies, most of which had been colonized by Christian pilgrims, and they accept the change of power with celebration and pledges of allegiance to the new King Julius.
    • If you changed dynasty, I'd advise you to change the name.
    • What would I name the country? Would the Byzantine Empire be all right?
    • I'd say they'd call themselves the "Roman Empire" because Byzantine is a modern term.
    • What's going to happen to the pissed of Muslim 30% of the population? They surely wouldn't like to be ruled by Christians. I see a civil war or a break away state.
    • 70% are Christian and the Christians are allowing Muslims to worship freely and have several Muslim advisors to the King. Also, we will now be the K of the Romans.
    • The United Kingdoms of Bavaria and Thurngia request an alliance.
    • The Kingdom of the Romans accepts the alliance offer from the United Kingdoms of Bavaria and Thuringia, and King Julius I offers the King of the UKBT a personal union as the new Kingdom needs a Queen.
    • Forgive my ignorance, but what exactly is a personal union?
    • There are different kinds, some extreme, some not. I offer a lesser of the many, basically your queen or princess marries the King of the Romans and you have a type of alliance/economic zone with us. Our houses intermarry and we get closer ties.
    • I will give you the answer next year.
    • As you wish.
  • Venice invades the Greek Confederation hoping to reclaim its lost forts and islands. Albania joins the war on the Venetian side as Venetian troops march into Greece via Thrace. By the end of the year, much of Northern Greece is conquered and the various Greek Islands fall to the Venetian navy. Nuovo Venexia expands 2100 sq km to the west hoping to connect with Nuovo Treviso.
    • The Kingdom of the Romans offers Venice an alliance and help in its war with Greece.
  • Apache: The Great Warchief Govind has completed 35% of his Grand Campaign to the Sea. More Apachean people are converting to Catholcism and Govind sends treaties to all Catholic nations of free trade and cultural and technoligical exchanges.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Harbin colony by 2000 sq km.
  • King Ibrahim of the Kingdom of the Levant begins demoting Muslim army officials and nobles, and replacing them with loyal Maronites. He announces his faith publically and declares the Maronite Church is still in autocephalous communion with the Pope in Rome. Hinduism and Christianity are actively preached in the Ternatean territories, Christianity in the mainland. Rihnad Mihyah expands by 300 sq km and New Syria by 1800.
  • Brandenburg expands its military. Growing further weary of Scandinavian presence in Scotland, more troops are deployed there. Neu Berlin expands 1900 sq km into Michigan, and Vinland expands 100 sq km. So does Neu Prussen. Preparations to invade the state directly north of Courland are made.
  • You can't just randomly send troops to a nation that has not asked for them. It's not because it's about me but because of logic. Plus, the same could be said for your impending war with Baltica or even England's conquest of Ireland.
  • Why not? People did it all the time OTL...
  • Burgundy: Military build up continues, as well as the Colonies expansion of Brasilea northwards into the Bouclier OTL Guyanas and Argentium southwards. While this, King Ferdinand dies and his brother Charles takes the Title, as King of the Burgundians. The revamp of the City of Dijon continues as the Palace is built based on the Greco-Roman structures
  • BTW, why isn't the Milanese colony shown in grey as he sold it to me, along with his Caribbean colonies, grey as they are now of the Netherlands Sine dei gloriem (talk) 02:52, February 1, 2013 (UTC)
  • Saxony: Troops remain in Bohemia, crushing the remnants of the Bohemian army. The King waits for the decision on how Bohemia is to be divided. Bavaria is reminded that Greta is still able to marry their king.
    • Bavaria accepts (Sorry, I was out for a few days).
  • Anhalt: Some troops are withdrawn from Bohemia, seeing as opposition has mostly died down. However, some forces remain to keep the peace. Crown Prince Rudolf continues his search for a wife.
  • How old is Rudolf?
  • Likely 21. Anhalt's post in 1588 said he was ten at the time.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: The Holy Contingent succeeds in converting more and more Bohemians to Catholicism, much to the joy of the Archbishop and the general poplace. The Archbishop secretly names the Vicar General commanding the contingent as his successor.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 1100 sq km north and New Georgia expands 1000 sq km onto the mainland since it now occupies the western regions of the island. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties. The Viceroy in Nya Skandinavia develops his city in Nyborgia, the Aymara cave into the viceroy's demands. Scandinavia's influence in Scotland grows, and aid is sent to the grieving poor and middle classes since their land is essentially lawless.
  • The Emir of Granada keeps the taxes on rich slightly lowers them, but still keeps them high. Work is done on economy.
  • China continues to expand its military and economy.
  • The Arabian federation builds up its military as Sultan Omar, Sheik of Muscat begins to consider invasion of Persia after secret alliances are formed with some Persian Sheiks in the south of the Persian empire. Sultan Omar continues to unify his Nabhan clan members so their territories can be unified into a single Nabhan Emirate of Muscat.
  • Ethiopia continues to develop its military and economic infrastructure.
  • The United Kingdoms of Bavaria and Thuringia begin to rebuild the war torn areas of Bavarian held Bohemia. The Reichstag holds election this year with foreign policy shifting to a more expansionistic policy. Bavaria begins to eye the small nations to the west. Nassau is officially vassalized. A diplomatic entourage arrives in Munchen where Nassau begins the transition of power to the UKBT Reichstag. The military expands. The Royal Research Group continues technological advancements. Hans Joseph, Professor of Academia Scientifica at the University of Munchen invents the first refracting telescope (An optical telescope is a telescope which is used to gather and focus light mainly from the visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum to directly view a magnified image, first discovered in OTL by Hans Lippershey in the early 1600s) Many scientists begin to study the potential uses of such a device.
  • The Mayan Empire expands its military. Catholicism and Orthodoxy combined now account for just over 50% of the population. Xaman and Haven expand south and north 1000 km, respectively.
  • More anti-Muslim propaganda is issued, with leaflets being "printed" using the printing press. Many more printing presses are built and more Bhagvat Gitas are also printed. The Raja's daughter is growing nicely and becomes two years of age this year. The two states vassalised see their economies grow, along with their armies. A few ships come back from the east and trading begins in earnest. Ships coming back from the south tell about a large land mass to the south. They also tell about chaos in the areas which used to be under Mahajapit. The military continues to be amped up and prepared for war. The country's economy also grows, and the Raja thinks about creating a system for the support of poor people.

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