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1600

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A hurricane damages shipping heading for OTL Texas.
    • You seem much too eager to give the Maya problems. Leave him alone. Mod disaster events are supposed to be for rule violations, and he's done nothing of the sort.
      • Me? First, both of those events happened in OTL, in the same areas.
      • That's true ... But mod disaster events are not just for rule breakers, they are to add realism to the game. A nation had to continually face various issues that threatened its stability.
        • And that's why you always see an earthquake in some part of my nation (particularly Açores) each some few years. They actually happened in OTL.

Persian spies root out the disloyal sheiks and execute them. The power of the sheiks is severely curtailed as punishment for their disloyalty. Sympathizers are replaced with loyalists to strengthen the Shah's power. The Shah increases the power of the Persian parliament to cement the loyalty of the citizenry. The Persians send an envoy to the Levantines to try to secure protection from a potential invasion.

  • Portugal, León and Castille's economies improve. Meanwhile, Urraca gives birth to another daughter, who is named Elvira. Meanwhile, in Antília, Santo Amaro expands 800 sq km, while in Brasil, Pernmabuco expands 500 sq km inland. Bahia expands 1000 sq km inland, while São Vicente expands 600 sq km. In Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1800 sq km along the Carcaranhá. Meanwhile, the Count of Lara, Álvaro IV, dies, and the comitial title passes to his uncle, the King, who adds Count of Lara to his titles, as Nuno VIII of Lara. Meanwhile, Garcia II, Duke of Coimbra dies, and is succeeded by his son Afonso.
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Kimiyasu begins planning and preparing 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.
  • Kingdom of the Romans: The Madagascar and Kameroon colonies expand by 500 km each. King Julian adopts a daughter named Kristeen who was the only survivor from a raid of bandits in Anatolia. She is a peasant, but seeing how it could help improve him in the eyes of the people and that she would be a good heir should he die without a child, she soon takes the title of the Duchess of Ankar. The capitol begins construction in Erzurum, which is renamed Krizium in honor of his new daughter. Military buildup continues while the Kingdom of the Crimea is created as vassal of the King of Romans with his adopted daughter on the throne. (Crimea is now independent as a Roman Vassal) The King offers alliances to Venice, the Papal States and France. The Kingdom of the Romans also declares war on the Greek Confederation and launches an invasion by landing troops in southern Greece and offers to cooperate fully with Venice and asks for an alliance.
    • The Kingdom of the Romans would be ...
    • The Ottoman Empire converted to Christ.
  • Kingdom of the Crimea: Celebrations take place as their new Queen Kristeen takes control of the country and the Crimea begins to build up its military. The Crimea also acknowledges its state as a Roman protectorate. Troops are sent to fight the Greek Confederation.
  • Much more Muslim propaganda continues. A printing press can now be found in almost every town. They begin to churn out other things, such as Hindu ritual scripts and other things. The Rajkumari (princess) turns three and the Raja arranges for his daughter to begin learning languages. The two states vassalised see their economies grow, along with their armies. The Raja puts all plans for more exploration in the south on hold as a more pressing issue takes hold. The military is amped up even more, and mobilisation is ordered. All men trained are put into divisions and cannons and ammunitions are allocated to them along with their rifles. They mass on the Bengali border and at the end of the year, they invade (declaring war in the process).
  • Apache: The Apachean Army continues to advance to the sea. Now 45% of the land has been connected to the Apachean core. Govind sends a message to all known nations that any persecuted Catholic can find safe passage in Apachean lands. Many Apachean people are upset about Govind's support towards the Catholic faith and many are rallying behind a Shaman who says only the Great Spirit shall rule. No foreign Spirit will rule. Tensions are high. All Catholic nations please respond if you accept.
    • French Diplomacy: Shows support towards Govind's protection of the Catholics, and calls him a credit to his people. (It's meant to be a well-meaning compliment, but would be seen as racist today).
  • France: Fort Moreau and Fort Ouest-Bout both expand 500 sq km each and continues work on military, and improving troops for future combat.
  • Cyprus declares war on the Greek Federation also and begins to invade. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 600 sq km, Nea Larnaka by 600 sq km and Nea Lemesos by 300 sq km.
  • Crete also declares war on the Greek federation, and sends its army to fight with the Cypriots.
  • Ethiopia continues to expand and develop their military and economy.
  • Brandenburg expands its military and stuff. We invade Nation X directly north of Courland. (Baltica, I think.) We ask for help from our German comrades, as well as a limited feed of supplies from Luxembourg and Aragon. Neu Berlin expands 1900 sq km along the coast of Michigan, while the Vinland extension expands 100 sq km, as does Neu Prussen. Important stuff happens in government changes in the Reichstag.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 1100 sq km south 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. Scandinavia's influence in Scotland continues to grow. A naval base is built in Västra Pekar (purchased colony from Maya, meaning West Point) and the naval base in Gibraltar is updated.
  • Saxony: Greta is sent to Bavaria with her entourage for her marriage to the Bavarian king. Saxon Bohemia begins the process of being officially annexed into Saxony, with bureaucrats making sure the legal and governmental systems will merge efficiently. The region is granted some seats in the Landtag. Bohemian lords who are willing to accept Saxon overlordship and are willing to convert to Catholicism are allowed to keep their titles and land, and many pounce on the offer, pledging allegiance to their new king. Those who do not are found guilty of treason and executed, their lands becoming Saxon crown land. Portions of the Saxon and Hessian armies remain in Bohemia to keep the peace. In the Duchy of Hesse, reforms in the Landtag allow freeholders to have a say in who represents their county. Help will be sent to Brandenburg next year for their adventure in Baltica.
  • Anhalt: The regiment returns from Bohemia to a hero's welcome, and its commander is awarded the Order of St Mathilda by Princess Anna. Money is spent on improving the country's agricultural output. Crown prince Rudolph (22) continues his search for a wife.
  • Anhalt Government-in-Exile: Exiled (and legitimate) Prince Leopold II of Anhalt (20) is also in search of a wife.
    • ​Emperor Wilhelm of Germany offers his daughter of eighteen years, with promises to help Leopold return to power.
    • Prince Leopold II thanks the Emperor profusely, but advises that he will wait until the death of the usurper Anna before attempting a restoration.
    • Agreed.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: Although the army contingent returns from Bohemia, the Holy Contingent, under the command of the nation's hero, Victor, the Vicar General, remains in Bohemia to convert and spread God's word. The arts continue to flourish and be encouraged in Magdeburg.
  • The Mayan Empire expands around the military base of Kahkin. Mayan religion begins to decline in favor of Orthodoxy and Catholicism. Xaman and Haven expand south and north 1000 km, respectively.
  • Venice continues to fight Greece and has staged multiple landings across the Greek Peninsula. An assault on Piraeus allows Venice to besiege Athens and separate Greece's forces. Southern Greece rapidly collapses to Venetian troops while the Southern Greek army retreats to Corinth in an attempt to relieve the siege of Athens. However, a Venetian naval group bombards the Isthmus of Corinth preventing the relief force from reaching Athens. Nuovo Venexia expands by 2100 sq km.
  • The Arabian federation builds up its military as Sultan Omar, Sheik of Muscat declares war on the Persian empire to try to save the allied Persian Sheiks and to take some Persian territory. Arabian ships led by the powerful Omani navy attack Persian ships, disrupting their sea trade and also launching some aquatic invasions against Persia. Sultan Omar continues to unify his Nabhan clan members so their territories can be unified into a single Nabhan Emirate of Muscat.
    • The disloyal sheiks are already dead. What gives you the right to meddle with their affairs?
      • It's context for invasion. And the right I have is the same thing which Venice is doing with its neighbors, albeit I'm doing it to a smaller scale. Why do you care anyway? Not like it's your nation.
      • You're invading a country for the justified execution of traitors.
  • The United Kingdom of Bavaria and Thuringia begin to provide the recently vassaled state of Nassau representation in the Reichstag. King Shmidt marries Greta in an elaborate ceremony held in Rome, making it the first out-of-state wedding in Bavaria since the War of Independence. Hans Joseph, Professor of Academia Scientifica at the University of Munchen continues to perfect the optical telescope. He begins to share his discoveries in Venice and Wettin and German lands. The Queen is found to be with child late this year, just as the King's health slowly begins to deteriorate. Bavarian Bohemia is officially annexed into Bavaria proper. (Please show my conquest on the map as well as my new vassal, Nassau.) The military expands preparing to invade the Palatinate next year.
  • Your gains on Bohemia are in the map. However, you are not bound to get much when you only get 217 pixels and you have to divide it among three.
  • Rajputana expands the military and supports Orissia's invasion of Bengal. More people convert to Sikhism.
  • Papal States: (Exams are over! Now, I hopefully will be able to post a bit more often.) The Pope continues his efforts to promote peace in the States, the Italian Peninsula and even Europe. Infrastructure and the economy benefit greatly from the expanding colonies, especially with new resources found and the abundance of crops. The Pope is also pleased to hear word that the Ottoman Caliphate has rid itself of their heretic faith and have walked towards the light of Christ. Missionaries continue to voyage to the New World to meet with native leaders, who have also found Catholicism and have relinquished their polytheistic ways.
  • Burgundy: The colonies expand and so does the military. The Palace is finally finished, and The Areas of Languedoc are finally organized, as well as does the coast of the Mediterranean. War is declared with the Netherlands in order to regain the Colonies and to regain some of the northern sea coast.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Harbin colony by 2000 sq km.

1601

Islamic fundamentalists in the Roman Kingdom's eastern provinces officially re-establish the Ottoman Empire. Christians in their territory are massacred for their heresy. Enormous groups of Ottoman Christians convert back to Islam. The Ottoman Empire declares war on the Kingdom of the Romans for betraying Allah. The Muslims are led by the last Ottoman Sultan's son. With the Romans distracted in Greece the Ottomans are able to seize massive amounts of territory with little resistance. Crimea seizes the chance amid the chaos and rebels away forming the Emirate of Crimea.

Looks like Yank beat me to it, but I'll elaborate a bit.

Persian forces manage to repel the Arabian invasion. Any remaining Arabian sympathizers are hunted down and executed. The Shah orders the construction of massive shore fortifications and a massive expansion of the Persian Navy.

If they beat Arabia in the algorithm they sure can.

The Aragonese King dies and is replaced by his son Charles. Charles's reign is so tyrannical that he is overthrown and replaced by a local Spanish nobleman named Juan, who becomes King Juan I of an independent Kingdom of Aragon and Navarre.

*scratches head* I'm trying to remember when and where Aragon was not independent from Brandenburg. I'm also trying to remember why and how one person's son would want to separate two regions of his crown. Remember, Charles is German, after all.

Aragon is still being treated as a vassal of Brandenburg, and yet Brandenburg does absolutely nothing with it.

Aragon is not a vassal. We're in a damn (yes, damn) dynastic union. A long long time ago Lurk said that even though we were in dynastic union, I could not control it, because I was supposed to be holding it for AP, who decided to go back on that and create Scandinavia. See what I mean?

All I'm doing is relieving you of territory you couldn't even control in the first place.

  • Portugal, León and Castille build up their militaries. Meanwhile in Antília, Santa Inês expands 700 sq km, while in Brasil, Bahia expands 1300 sq km, with São Vicente expanding 700 sq km inland. Meanwhile in Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 2000 sq km along the Carcaranhá, 1000 sq km along a tributary. The expansion along this tributary reaches already Portuguese territory leading to the village of Córdoba. A village, called São Lourenço, is founded along the river, on a spot closer to Rosário. Meanwhile in Cisplatina, a settlement is founded between Iapeiú and Sacramento, being called "Vila de Paissandu."
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Kimiyasu continues planning and preparing 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.
  • France: Expands Fort Moreau and Fort Ouest-Bout 500 sq km each north. Military continues development.
  • Cyprus continues to fight in the Greek Confederation for Venice. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 600 sq km eastwards along the border with the Burgundian colony, Nea Larnaka eastwards 600 sq km and Nea Lemesos 300 sq km.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Harbin colony by 2000 sq km. Long-time Manchurian vassal -------- is officially annexed by Manchuria. The territory had become heavily settled by Manchurians during the years as a Manchurian vassal. Nationalistic Koreans officially leave for the Empire of Formosa.
  • Kingdom of Rome: Roman and Crimean forces take the land north of Athens along the coast and into the interior. The King orders the annexation of this land.
  • Kingdom of Crimea: Troops are sent to fight Greece.

BOTH ROME AND CRIMEA OFFER VENICE AN ALLIANCE.

  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 1100 sq km south and New Georgia expands 1000 sq km onto the mainland since it now occupies the western regions of the island and moves south to connect with Nya Danmark. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. The Viceroy in Nya Skandinavia continues to develop his city in Nyborgia. Scandinavia's influence in Scotland continues to grow. The government secretly supports, as it did in their revolution, the Netherlands.
  • Saxony: The Royal University gladly accepts the kind gesture from Bavaria, and constructs an optical microscope, based on the Bavarian's plans. Full credit is given to him for the invention, and the new wing of the university is named in his honour. Saxon Bohemia is officially annexed, and the king tours the new province. A Bohemian Regiment for the Saxon Army is established, officered by Saxons and Bohemians who have proved themselves loyal to Saxony. One regiment is sent North to Brandenburg to assist them with their Baltica expedition.
  • Anhalt: The army is improved. Princess Anna tours the principality, listening to petitions from her subjects. Crown Prince Rudolf, however, is too weak to undertake the journey, and remains in the palace. He is still in search of a royal wife.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: Being, as it is, a centre of the arts and sciences, Magdeburg also builds a microscope, and the Archbishop, himself, invites the Bavarian professor to visit Magdeburg and give a lecture at the university. Victor, the famous Vicar General, is summoned to the episcopal palace to begin his grooming to become the Archbishop's successor. He is present at all of the Archbishop's masses and also begins filling some of His Grace's temporal duties.
  • The Nasrid Emirate expands trade posts in Western Morocco, while work is began to make a trade city in Ceuta based around the palace. The city is called New Qurtubah. The new capital of the Nasrid Emirate is moved to New Qurtubah. Rumors are heard about the rich revolting because of the raised taxes for the rich.
    • How can you name your newly-founded city like this when you don't even control Córdoba?
    • Because he doesn't have to control a city to name a new city like that? Britain didn't control Rhodes (Island). I asume he's planning to follow the success and power of the Caliphate of Córdoba.
  • Venice is unsure whether to support the "Roman" Empire or not. But the Council passes a deal where Venice will lend naval support to the Romans if the Romans relinquish all claims to Europe. Venice continues to fight Greece with Athens falling to Venetian forces at the end of the year and Corinth on the brink of collapse. Venetian troops also seize Thebes and Delphi significantly lowering Greek morale. Troops also move south from Northern Greece with the Greek government evacuating to the mountains in Central Greece. The Doge orders the annexation of every Greek island and plans to set up a vassal state out of the rest of Greece. Thrace is also allowed autonomy with the state regaining control of many of the day-to-day activities. However, Venice remains in charge of their foreign affairs and military. In order to have a stronghold in the area, Venice keeps the key strategic city of Constantinople where reconstruction and repopulation are going successfully. Nuovo Venexia expands 2100 sq km in Cuba.
  • Brandenburg pulls out of Baltica because. (Ain't nobody got time for that.) We expand the military. Neu Berlin has finished expansion to the southern coast of Michigan and is now expanding 1900 sq km north along the coast of OTL Michigan. Vinland and Neu Prussen expand 100 sq km each.
  • The Mayan Empire expands the size of Kahkin. Haven and Xaman expand north and south, respectively, 1000 km. Tribal religions are on the decline, in favor of European religions.
  • The Levantine Kingdom agrees to the previous year's Persian envoy, and begins negotiations with the Shah for an alliance and eventually to spread Levantine influence in the Middle East. Muslim army officials and nobles continue to be rooted out. New Syria expands by 1800 sq km and Rihnad 'Mihyah expands by 200.
  • Much more Muslim propaganda continues. Vassal economies grow and they help contribute to the war effort. Military is amped up and more divisions are made and sent to the front against Bengal. It is hoped that the minority of Hindus will be freed from the Muslim tyranny that destroyed Hindu culture for over 100 years.
  • Burgundy:After the war doesn't go well, it surrenders the Northern Coast to the Netherlands and withdraws from the region. With this, the war ends with a Burgundian defeat. After this, the king begins preparing his army to mainly defend what's left of Burgundy, and organizes the navy in the Mediterranean. The colonies expand.

1602

The Sultan of Tunisia dies, and with his sons squabbling over the inheritance, the country dissolves into anarchy. The Christians of Tunisia officially re-establish the independence of Cape Afrons. They approach the Papal States to re-establish the Papal protectorate over their lands.

The Grand duchy of Kiev unites the Ukrainian nations into the Kingdom of the Ukraine after they annex Chernigov and Pereyaslavl following a four year military campaign. Kiev becomes the capital of the new unified nation of the Ukraine. The Ukrainians seize control of northern and eastern Crimea following the civil war and the new Emirate of Crimea not being strong enough to hold all of that land.

Just making that mod event make more sense and less implausible expansion.
You do realise that "Ukrainian" in this timeline has basically only geographical significance - people from "Little Russia" in its geographic sense.
It's the kingdom which rules all of the Ukraine, though...

Sagipa, the unifier of the Chibcha Confederation dies and the chibcha caciques elect a new noble from the west, Calacrcá, as the cacique. Inspired by Burgundian explorers, he begins modernising the state, declaring the Confederation a new kingdom, Guatkyka. The nation expands westwards and southwards, absorbing much more of OTL Antioquia and into Tolima

  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Kimiyasu continues planning and preparing 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.
  • Portugal, León and Castille's economies improve. Meanwhile in Brasil, São Vicente expands 1000 sq km, and Bahia expands 1000 sq km inland. Meanwhile on Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 2000 sq km north, reaching a lake, which is called Lago de Ansenuza. It also expands 500 sq km along the Carcaranhá. Meanwhile, the Duke of Viseu, Henrique II, dies, being succeeded by his son Garcia. Meanwhile, with Prince Duarte being already 16 years of age, Nuno arranges a marriage for him with Maria de Toledo, sister of the Duke of Ferrol.
  • The German Emperor Wilhelm is shocked at the recent events in Aragon. He decides that ceding Aragon was a mistake, and he sets out to undo that mistake. Troops are sent to invade Aragon and depose the new King, although they are met with fierce resistance. Neu Berlin expands 1900 sq km into Michigan. (Collie, we need to get this straight. Nye Norge is expanding SOUTH, not northwest. And you need to stop guessing how many pixels you give to each colony. I find it strange to the nth degree that a colony that expands 100 pixels every five years manages to expand thricefold larger than a colony that expands 190 pixels every five years.) Vinland and Neu Prussen expand 100 sq km each. We ask our allies (Wettin Lands, Bavaria, Scandinavia) to help against the rebellious Aragon.
  • That was the last western expansion for Nye Norge.
  • But it didn't even add up to 100px.
  • France: Expands Fort Moreau and Fort Ouest-Bout 500 sq km each north. Military continues development. Outraged at the treatment of Christians by Muslims in Eastern Europe, the King expresses disgust. However, there are reports of Louis II becoming sicker and sicker, with many of the best physicians in France coming from all over to help cure the King. However, there has been no success, and fears that the King may die. Louis III is ready to step up as heir to the throne of France if the King passes away.
  • Apache: Great Warchief Govind continues the advance to the sea with almost all the other tribes submitting. Without a fight, 55% of the goal is completed. After hearing of the atrocity that occurred in the Ottoman Empire an elite unit of horse archers are sent to the Papal States to protect Catholicism. A Shaman Front is appearing among the peasants so they might try to stop the spread of Catholicism. Papal States, please use the horse archers for revenge. Is this plausible?
    • French Diplomacy: Offers the Apache Horse Archers to use French ports as a port in Europe to access, in support of the Apache revenge.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Harbin colony by 2000 sq km.
  • Ottoman Empire: The remaining Christians in the Empire are killed and the Sultan demands the surrender of the Romans and Crimeans or face extermination of all infidels after conquest. Trade with all infidels ends. Ottoman forces launch an offensive against the infidels, taking some land and being forced back - but losing little land overall.
  • Kingdom of Rome: King Julius pledges to renounce claims to Europe and begs for Venetian aid and the nations of Christendom's aid. Roman forces repel an Ottoman offensive and take some land. The colonies of Madagascar and Kameroon gain a population boom with refugees.
    • ​Dean, what have we said about controlling multiple nations? Also, read the mod events. The Crimean Khanate/Kingdom of Crimea has been annexed into Ukraine.
    • I control both sides since it's a civil war within my borders and I recently changed from the Ottomans.
  • Ethiopia continues to expand its military and economy.
  • The Nasrid Emirate works on the economy. Work is done on the harbour in New Qurtubah.
  • Queen Karina visits the Netherlands and praises them for their victory in securing their homeland. The Riksdag approves an alliance with the Netherlands later that year. Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 1100 sq km south and Nya Sverige expands 1000 sq km. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. The Viceroy in Nya Skandinavia continues to develop his city in Nyborgia. Scandinavia's influence in Scotland continues to grow. The governor of the Aragonese treaty port, Suecia Aragones, approves sending supplies to Brandenburg. He does so secretly so as to not let Aragon know that the treaty port is supporting the invaders. The governor knows that the port is rich, but does not have a military to defend it.
    • The Germans offer to send troops to the port just in case.
    • The governor agrees, stating that an Aragonese takeover of the city would be terrible. He proposes that the ship holding the troops fly a fake Aragonese flag to not alert them.
  • The Levantine Kingdom continues to expulse Muslim noblemen and army officers and replace them with Maronite Christians. Even fellow Hashemites, like the new Sheik of Yemen (Murad) and the third Khedive of Egypt (Abdul), are given a choice between converting to Christianity or being exiled to New Syria. A Hindu governor is also put in place in Ternate, although Maronitism is also preached. Ibrahim seeks for a European wife, hoping to improve relationships with the west. Meanwhile, New Syria expands by 1800 sq km and 'Rihnad Mihyah by 300.
  • Burgundy: The organization of the languedoc coastal regions continues, and the military is built up. The colonies expand and the capital. While this, it begins opening the window for new alliances, and begins seeing central Germany as the best area to gain allies. King Charles travels now to the Swiss confederation to begin an alliance.
  • By the way, why does Austria aid Brandenburg in the war? Are they vassals of them or what? Because as far as I know it was Imperial land and it would likely return to being a Duchy or Kingdom on its own. Sine dei gloriem (talk) 02:30, February 4, 2013 (UTC)
  • True, with the breakup of the HRE Austria would become independent again.
  • Venice continues fighting the Greeks with the last strongholds in the mountains failing to the Venetian forces. Some rebels remain lodged in the mountains but Venetian patrols are steadily forcing them to surrender or perish. The Doge orders reconstruction to begin in the Greek cities with the new Republic of Greece proclaimed in Corinth. Venice begins to send more significant amounts of aid and even troops to help the Roman Empire. Nuovo Venexia expands by 2100 sq km in Florida. Venice also sends supplies to Germany and Scandinavia in their war against Aragon.
  • Saxony: The regiment sent to assist Germany with Baltica last year remains in Brandenburg, this time to help the Germans with Aragon. The Hessian army is improved, and the King spends the summer in Hesse, in his capacity as Duke of Hesse. Special focus is put on the cavalry, and improving its proficiency with pistols and swords.
  • Anhalt: The weak Crown Prince Rudolf shows signs of recovery from his ailment and takes the waters. The army is improved by Princess Anna.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: Victor, the Vicar General, gradually takes more and more of the Archbishop's temporal responsibilities and assists the now ailing Archbishop with his religious jobs. The offer for the Bavarian inventor to lecture at the university still stands. And the army is given a bigger budget.
  • Cyprus continues to invade with Venetian troops. Cyprus also sends aid to rebuild the new Greek state and hopes for good relations in the future. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 600 sq km, Nea Larnaka by 600 sq km and Nea Lemesos by 300 sq km.
  • UKBT agrees to aid its German brethren and send military and supply aid to Brandenburg. Professor Hans travels to Saxony and Magedburg this year, as he was unable to properly attend the year before. The King's health continues on a downward spiral with his wife, Greta assuming more control over daily affairs. Plans to expand Wesr are put on hold in helping Germany. Plans are being drafted for a peaceful addition of Austria to the Kingdom, and if that fails, war.
  • Rajputana continues to expand the military and many Sikh festivals are established as a new Guru rises to power.
  • China expands its military and economy.
  • The Mayan Empire expands Kahkin. Xaman and Haven expand south and north 1000 km, respectively. Mayan religion declines.
  • Papal States: Infrastructure and economic efforts continue. As well, the Pope hears word of the rebellions in Tunisia, and meets with some Christian leaders. The Pope agrees to place the Cape as a protectorate, and encourages the rebels to secure as much land as they can from the heretic Tunisians. Meanwhile, the Church hears word of the recent uprisings by Muslims in the new Kingdom of Rome, and urges the Pope to send funding and soldiers, if possible, to aid the Christian converts from the Ottomans. Colonial expansion continues as normal.
  • This year proves quite eventful for Novgorod, as it turns out that three Grand Princes ruled in this time. First, Tsar Peter dies of a cyst infection, the nation goes into mourning, but not after the old Tsar, Vecheslav I steals the spot by acclamation, as nobody was bold enough to stand against him. Although this was highly controversial, his second reign only lasted three months before he succumbed to old age. The next election, however, was not so far as people nominating anyone they wanted, so it came to pass, that the interregnum lasted over a month before the old posadnik, Vecheslav Romanov's youngest unwed 20 year old son Yaroslav, is elected. His first order of business is to secure the union of old Russian states, and he starts with working on the military, expanding the colonies 2000 sq km each (Cape Town, Novorossiya and Kanada), and sending a royal marriage request to the heirless King of Minsk, in an attempt to take his throne. Yaroslav hopes to once again bring Minsk into Novgorod's fold, and he is crowned Tsar of all Russias.
    • King Julius of Rome asks the Great Tsar for aid in crushing the Muslim rebels that have risen against Rome. If you help us we will invade and take out the rebels. We promise to help you unify Russia.
  • Much more anti-Muslim propaganda continues. Vassal economies grow and they help contribute to the war effort. Military is amped up and more divisions are made and sent to the front against Bengal. It is hoped that the minority of Hindus will be freed from the Muslim tyranny that destroyed Hindu culture for over 100 years.

1603

  • Portugal, León and Castille's economies improve. Meanwhile in Antília, São Tomé expands 700 sq km inland, while in Brasil, Nhoesembé expands 700 sq km, and further north, as border disputes already have started between Pernambuco and Bahia, another capitania is made out of the disputed territory, given to Cristóvão de Barros and named São Francisco after a river on the area, although the natives call it Opará. The administrative center of the capitania is put in Penedo, a city founded by Duarte Coelho, former capitão donatário of Pernambuco, in the 1540's. The newly-founded capitania expands 1200 sq km inland along the São Francisco. Meanwhile in Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1000 sq km along a river that apparently feeds the Ansenuza lake. This river is named Rio Doce by the explorers. Meanwhile, Paraná also expands 500 sq km along the Carcaranhá, and also expands 600 sq km along its outer reaches, near Córdoba.
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Kimiyasu continues planning and preparing 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. Emperor Hatsuhiko dies this year and is succeeded by his only child, Mayumi Hazuki, and she becomes Empress Saigyō of Japan.
  • Kingdom of Rome: Roman forces, aided by Papal and Venetian troops as well as naval assistance, forces back the Ottomans from the western two-thirds of Rome. Roman forces then halt and prepare for another offensive, which soon is put into effect and Roman forces encircle the main Ottoman Army in the mountains, trapping them with the Roman Army blocking the way out. Several suicide charges are repulsed, and the Romans wipe out the remnants of the Ottoman Army there. Roman forces then march east and lay seige to the Ottoman palace. The seige will last into the next year. Supplies are sent to Madagascar and Kameroon.
    • Russian Tsar Yaroslav I sends his best regiment to beat off the rebels.
    • King Julius thanks you greatly and pledges our aid in reuniting Russia under your rule.
  • Apache: The campaign is 60% completed and Great Warchief Govind is converting all the other tribes to Catholicism. The Shaman Front is swelling with new members and Warchief Eshra is worried the forces may get overwhelmed. 66% of the people are Catholic.
  • France: Fort Ouest-Bout and Fort Moreau both expand 500 sq km each. With a chance to test out the newly developed muskets that the 1st Infantry of the French Army, we pledge 5,000 soldiers to fight alongside the Roman, Papal and Venetian troops against the Ottoman Empire's ethnic cleansing of Christians. Meanwhile, King Louis II, who continues to get sicker and sicker, one of his orders is to send French soldiers to assist the Apache Army in converting their people to Catholicism, and pledges 2000 soldiers to be sent over the Ocean. Prince Louis III is being conditioned onto the throne, as future King of France.
    • Could France please aid the Romans defeat the Muslim rebels?
    • French Diplomacy: We're sending an additional 1,000 troops for that.
    • Rome: We thank the generous and great nation of France.
  • China continues to expand its military. Relations with Laos improve.
  • The Arabian federation continues to fight the Persian empire but the war seems to be improving in Persia's favour. Sultan Omar requests that the Levantine Kingdom, Yemen, Egypt, Rajputana, Zanzibar and Kuwait send aid to help the Arabian federation.
  • Venice defeats the last Greek rebels and completes the annexation of the Greek Isles. Reconstruction rapidly begins with resources sent from Venice. Venice begins to build up its military as economic collapse has been avoided and the Venetian economy is booming thanks to the cost of reconstruction and the trade that is going through Greece. Nuovo Venexia expands 1100 sq km in Florida. Talk begins of establishing another colony on land discovered near Nuovo Brescia (Australia). Cartographers travel south to map the new lands. As a result of the interest in the area, Nuovo Brescia expands by 1100 sq km along the coast southwards.
    • Whoa, when was Aussie discovered?
    • This year, by Venetian explorers around Nuovo Brescia, which is a colony in West Papua.
    • Orissa already knows about it for about five years.
  • Germany continues the war on Aragon. Neu Berlin expands 1900 sq km. Vinland expands 100 sq km. Neu Prussen expands 100 sq km. News travels from Italy to Germany about some land and Wilhelm affords a small fleet to be sent to the location. Naturally, they end up off course and they land in OTL Tasmania, where they become cooperative with the natives after a period of time. They name the place Wilhelmstadt and the location Terra Australis, after the mythical southern land. Back in Germany, we think they are a lost cause and we will send a new, larger fleet after the war.
    • Why is OTL Sydney the first place people land when discovering Australia? You sailed in from the Indian Ocean meaning chances are you landed on the West coast.
    • Because there's nothing on the West Coast, per se. I'll move to Tasmania.
    • Firstly, if you're coming from the West, there are many places to colonise before one reaches Tasmania. The location of OTL Perth, OTL Fremantle or OTL Adelaide. Secondly, you're doing all of this awfully fast. If Australia was only discovered this year, you can't possibly have heard of it, sent an entire fleet over, and establish the colony. As well as that, Australia isn't so appealing that a country would be willing to risk an entire fleet (even a small one) to go explore/colonise it when they could go explore/colonise the Americas, or the immensely more profitable Spice Islands, or India. Callumthered (talk)
    • Everything that Cal says is true. You'd establish one where you first discover Australia on the western coast. Your sailors have no idea how big Australia is, where OTL Sydney is and when they go establish a much more profitable colony in India or Indonesia why bother such a risky venture into unknown land? Britain went east coast because the Dutch owned West Coast and the Dutch didn't stay because its East Indies colonies were more profitable. OTL Sydney wasn't discovered until the 1700s so I'm striking this from the game. Have a read of this page to learn about the exploration of Oz ~Von.
    • You do realize that just because the location is the same as Sydney does not mean that it is Sydney? It's for convenience. Am I supposed to say something like "20px north of Perth, inland 3 sq km, by the hill down the river."
    • I do, but you are still going to the east coast rather than the west coast which was discovered in 1603. The east coast, like Syndey and Tasmania weren't discovered until the 1700s because people thought that Australia was just desert and it made much more sense to colonize India or the East Indies. You completely missed/ignored my point that the east coast was not discovered in the 1600s.

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  • The Manchurians expand their New Harbin colony by 2000 sq km.
  • Nasr al Nasrid pays a mediocre amount of gold for a painting made by a famous Andalusian artist currently living in New Qurtubah. The painting is put up for display in Alhambra. Alhambra is given new renovations and is converted mainly into a large fortress for the Nasrid military.
  • The Levantine Kingdom remains neutral in the Persian conflict, fearful of getting bogged down in wars with either of its allies. The former Ternatean areas are reorganised into the Duchy of Nusantara, establishing a Maronite-converted general as Duke and marrying him with a Hashemite, Fatimah ibn Istfân. Ibrahim still looks for a Western wife and keeps expanding his colonies. Rihnad Mihyah expands by 300 sq km and New Syria by 1800. Trade of spices restarts after the recovery of the very productive clove-making nations, and tariffs are lowered in Syrian ports in order to attract trade. Ibrahim also begins a project of adapting an alternate version of the Aramaic script, not in cursive, in order to be able to use printing presses more easily.
  • Burgundy: The colonies expand and the military is built up. King Charles begins organizing the military to prepare for a plausible incursion of German Nations into Burgundy, though it remains. While this, the alliance with Switzerland is signed (is this plausible or ?) and a plausible future alliance with the Austrians is asked of the Duke as well to begin a Friendly presence in Germany.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nya Sverige celebrates its 100 year anniversary. Nye Norge expands 1000 sq km south and Nya Sverige expands 2000 sq km. New Georgia expands 1000 sq km. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. The Viceroy in Nya Skandinavia continues to develop his city in Nyborgia. Scandinavia's influence in Scotland continues to grow.
  • Cornwall: Britain is in disarray and Cornwall continues to vigilantly guard its borders against intrusion. Its current king is Richard IV, son of Henry IX who was heir to the throne of England, before his father Henry VIII thought him too sickly to be a proper heir so he had him sent to be fostered by the then Duke of Cornwall, grandson of the second son of Edward Woodstock. He survived the breakup of England there, and gave the title to his son, who changed it to King. Cornwall is currently stable, with a decent sized military and navy, though they use very out-of-date equipment, having been focused inward on England the last hundred years. A majority of the working population are miners, fishermen or farmers, most of whom continue to speak Cornish. They offer an alliance to the Kingdom of Aragon as the great grandmother of the current king was from there and they hope to rekindle relations. The king also starts to take more notice of events on the continent, and sends out diplomats to find out more about the rest of Europe.
    • Just so you know, you already have Wales as your ally.
  • The United Kingdoms of Bavaria and Thuringia begin to update the military now that the nation is no longer in conflict, The King passes away and his wife is crowned Queen Elisabeth Shmidt I. Bavaria offers Burgundy an alliance. The nation focuses on the economy in her first year as sovereign. The Queen knows she must rule as a male as she is the only woman to ever be ruling Queen since the nation's founding. Hans Joseph returns to Munchen to continue classes and studies into astronomical applications for the telescope.
    • Saxon D: The king tells his daughter that the Wettin Lands are fully behind her, and are ready to support her if her nobles are unloyal.
    • Bavarian D: Queen Elisabeth thanks Wettin for the support but hopes it will be unnecessary.
    • Rome: We ask the UKBT for aid against the Muslims.
    • The Queen states she will send a regiment of 1,500 troops to Rome in defense.
  • Saxony: More troops are sent to Brandenburg to help our German ally in their Aragonese expedition. Cornwall is sent a diplomatic delegation. The Western border of the Duchy of Hesse is strengthened, along with the Hessian army.
  • Anhalt: The army of the principality is improved. Crown Prince Rudolf, upon hearing of the Cornish delegations in Europe, asks the Cornish King if he has a daughter who he might marry.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: Lectures by the famed Bavarian scientist Hans Joseph draw massive crowds of intellectuals from all around the archbishopric and the other Wettin lands. After his departure, his ideas continue to be discussed and lectured upon, bringing more prestige to, and generally improving the standing of, the University of Magdeburg. The Hans Joseph wing is improved.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 750 sq km, Nea Larnaka by 750 sq km and Nea Lemesos by 500 sq km.
  • Crete continues to expand its army and navy.
  • Rajputana agrees to support the Arabian Federation for a land grant in Madagascar and improved trade rights. The military is expanded.
  • Much more anti-Muslim propaganda continues. Vassal economies grow and they help contribute to the war effort. Military is amped up and more divisions are made and sent to the front against Bengal. The war has gone very well for the Orissans. They have finally made significant progress and are on their way to capture the capital of the enemy. The Raja begins to wonder how long will the war take and even though it is going well, he receives reports about many peasants wanting to get higher pay as more and more men are trained for the professional army as well as drafted into the militia and sent to fight against Bengal. More printing presses enable the first newsletters to be printed and distributed.
  • The Mayan Empire improves the economy. Xaman and Haven expand south and north, respectively, 1000 km. Mayan religion declines.

1604

The Khanate of Nogai fully annexes Nogay into the Nogai Khanate itself following an agreement with the two leaders, Nogay retains some autonomy though.

The Kazan Khanate and Tatar Republic unite to form the Tatar Kingdom of Kazan, becoming a constitutional monarchy of sorts. Kazan's Khan becomes King and Tartar's republic system becomes the foundation of the new constitutional monarchy system.

  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Kimiyasu, after much preparing and planning, declares war against the Suzuki clan, and invades them. 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, São Tomé expands 700 sq km, while in Brasil, São Vicente expands 600 sq km, while farther north, São Francisco expands 1300 sq km inland. Meanwhile, there, Cristóvão de Barros founds two settlements. One is founded south of Penedo, near the river Paramopama, being called São Cristóvão, and the other is founded north of Penedo, and named Vila de Santa Maria Madalena de Sumaúna e a Lagoa do Sul. Meanwhile in Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1100 sq km along the Carcaranhá and Cisplatina expands 1000 sq km along the Uruguay. Meanwhile, a feitoria is founded on the eastern coast of Africa, near the Maputo River.
  • France: Continues expansion of Fort Moreau and Fort Ouest-Bout, both 500 sq km each. Continues development of the military and further training, including possible development of "powder balls" (early grenades), and to implement a new part of the French Army to soldiers who use these.
  • The Nasrid Emirate continues development of the Al-Maghrib and starts to make small stops for travellers around the oasis. Nasr al Nasrid begins a long trip to Mecca, mainly for religious reasons but also for some political reasons and an update of what has happened over time.
  • Kingdom of Rome: The Ottoman capital falls to Roman/Venice/Papal/Russian/French forces, and victory is celebrated nationwide. King Julius orders leniency towards Muslims who agree to respect his rule and a law granting citizenship to loyal Muslims is passed. Money and gifts are offered to those who will convert to Christ, but they are told Islam will be respected. King Julius publicly thanks France, Russia, Venice, the Papal States, and God for victory over the Muslim rebels, and the King states that if any of those nations ever needs their aid the Kingdom of Rome will aid them. The deposed Queen Kristeen is found to have had a child while ruling Crimea, she is currently two years of age, and the new Princess Katniss takes up residency with King Julius, who adopts her as he did her mother. King Julius begins to raise the girl and asks any other nation who follows Christ for a personal Union and asks them if they have any women available to take the Roman throne in marriage with him.
  • Katniss ... Hunger Games, eh?
  • Yeah, it sounded OK. I can change it if it's implausible
  • Tsar Yaroslav is happy, for the royal marriage goes as planned. With an RNG score of 85, he shall inherit the Minskian throne by 1610 because of the presumed death of the current king. Recuperation from the war continues, so does colonial expansion and military buildup. 2000 sq km for each Novgorodian Colony (Cape, Novorossiya and Kanada).
  • Your 2000 sq km expansion is for all your colonies, not each of them. This means that you must divide your 2000 sq km amongst all your colonies.
  • And, we don't use RNG here any more.
  • All right, then just expand one random colony 2000 sq km, not much care what it is...and In any case, I married the Minskian Princess and am now the heir to the throne...if, of course, I do not die in battle or get deposed...
  • The Mayan Empire expands the military. Xaman and Haven expand 1000 km north and south, respectively. Mayan religion continues to decline.
  • China expands its economy.
  • Brandenburg continues the war on Aragon. We shall rain vengeance from the heavens, promises Wilhelm. However, he is found dead not long after. Frederick VI takes power in Germany and swears to finish the war. Neu Berlin expands 1900 sq km, while Vinland and Neu Prussen expand 100 sq km each.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 1000 sq km south and Nya Sverige expands 2000 sq km south. New Georgia expands 1000 sq km. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. The Viceroy in Nya Skandinavia continues to develop his city in Nyborgia. Scandinavia's influence in Scotland continues to grow
  • Cornwall: The king gladly accepts the delegations sent to him by Saxony and Anhalt and the delegations he sent out to the continent return, with many new innovations. The king then sends messages to Cornwall's largest centre of learning, Glasney College, to begin researching, understanding, and eventually building these new innovations. The king sends a message back to Anhalt explaining that he has one son and one daughter, but that his daughter Gwenivire is only four years of age and at this time unfit to marry. Her older brother Harold is nine years of age, and the king is looking for a royal family to foster him so that he may learn more about the world, and perhaps learn languages other than Cornish, which is at this time the main language of Cornwall. The king begins discussing ideas for unifying the many Celtic tribes with Wales.

Hans Joseph, professor at the acclaimed University of Munchen and inventor of the optical telescope offers to spend three summers in Glasney to aid in research.

  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Cyprus also asks for an island of the former Greek Confederation from Venice as a reward for helping Venice. Nea Lefkosia expands 600 sq km, Nea Larnaka expands 400 sq km, Nea Lemesos expands 300 sq km. A new colony is established in OTL Luanda. It is named Nea Kyrenia and it expands 200 sq km.
    • Portugal already controls Luanda.
  • Saxony: The army is enlarged. Work continues on strengthening the western defences of Hesse. King Frederick IV offers to take the Cornish Prince Harold into his court for five years.
  • Anhalt: Crown Prince Rudolf marries an Anhaltese noblewoman. The army of the principality is improved, especially the cavalry.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: The Hans Joseph wing of the Magdeburg University is completed, and many more intellectuals come to study at the institution. The old Archbishop dies. He was popular with the people, and is sorely missed. Victor, the Vicar General, takes his place as Archbishop.
  • Venice is immensely interested in the new continent but further exploration reveals much of the continent's western and northern coasts lack major rivers. However, the spike in interest in the area results in Nuovo Brescia expanding at a crazy 3000 sq km southwards down the Papuan coast. The Doge finally decides that a settlement on the barren and economy-less continent is unwise. News of the new continent and its seeming lack of resources or trade opportunities soon swiftly spreads across Europe. (There is a reason that no one tried to colonize Australia until 1788 and that was after the British lost the USA, its nickname "Land of the Flies" was infamous across Europe). Meanwhile, Nuovo Venexia expands 1200 sq km in Cuba. Reconstruction in Greece continues as Venice turns its attention to trade-rich Bulgaria and Romania. The Doge hopes that control of the Danube trade will allow Venetian dominance of Eastern Europe's river trade.
    • Venice is offered a treaty of economic cooperation and military alliance.
    • This was done by Dean so I assume this is offered by the Roman empire.
  • The Arabian federation finishes its war with the Persian empire as the Persian armies begin to really push back the Arabian armies. Sultan Omar announces that two new Sheikdoms shall join the federation as Persia cedes 13,550 sq km of territory to the Arabian federation as part of the war's peace agreement. Arabian troops withdraw back to the two new Arabian Persian Sheikdoms and then most of the armies go back home but many stay to protect the new Sheikdoms from a possible Persian revenge attack to seize back the territory. Otherwise, the new Persian Sheiks express their gratitude for being allowed to join the much more liberal Arabian federation. Furthermore, Sultan Omar orders the federation's military to be built up to recover from the war.
  • China continues to expand its military. Relations with Laos improve, as does the Chinese relations with the Philippine kingdoms.
  • Burgundy: The colonies expand and the military is built up. The fleet is expanded to suit the new purposes of the Kingdom as a trade empire (someone add Burgundian languedoc and Mediterranean coast).
  • The Manchurians expand their New Harbin colony by 2000 sq km.

1605

PMII 1605
An earthquake happens in southern China.

Cape Afrons continues to expand into the chaotic remains of Tunisia.

  • Portugal, León and Castille prepare their militaries. Meanwhile, Nuno arranges the marriage of his third son, Nuno, with Joana, daughter of Fadrique, former King of Castille and now Duke of Jaén. Meanwhile, his second son, Afonso, is married to Isabel de Castro, granddaughter of the Count of Cadaval. Meanwhile, Maputo expands 1000 sq km along the perimeter of the bay in which it is located, while in Brasil, São Francisco expands 800 sq km inland. Meanwhile in Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1600 sq km along the Rio Doce and 1100 along the Paraná. Meanwhile in Castille, a novel called "El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha", by Rodrigo de Cervantes, is published. The novel is an immediate success, and a second edition is produced with additional copyrights for León and Portugal some few months later. Meanwhile, Maria de Toledo gives birth to a son, who is named Nuno. However, this Nuno dies only one month after his birth.
    • Bavaria is interested in buying a small portion of coastland to aid in trade and colonization due to Bavaria's landlocked nature. A handsome sum is offered as well as a full alliance.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Harbin colony by 2000 sq km.
  • Rome: Madagascar and Kameroon colonies expand by 500 sq km each. Military is built up and more Muslims convert to Christ.
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Kimiyasu continues war against the Suzuki 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.
  • Ethiopia continues its military and economic buildup, and an Ethiopian fleet is sent to Malaysia to establish a trading post in the region.
  • Nasr ibn Muhammed al-Nasrid on the way to the hajj, stops in Cyprus for a week or so. Military renovations are made to Alhambra.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 1000 sq km south and Nya Sverige expands 2000 sq km south. New Georgia expands 1000 sq km. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. The Viceroy in Nya Skandinavia continues to develop his city in Nyborgia. Scandinavia's influence in Scotland continues to grow and by year's end the king of Scotland, under Scandinavian influence, willingly joins the UK to save his economically deprived and chaotic country (this is actually similar to how Scotland joined the UK in OTL). Viceroy Harald Nyborg dies a military hero and a Scandinavian legend in Nyborgia. His body is shipped to Stockholm where it will be interred in the Royal Scandinavian Mausoleum.
  • Burgundy: Trading increases within the Mediterranean coast. While this, military is built up. While this, Neu Antwerp Expands 1000 southwards through the coast, and Brasilea 1100 sq km towards north, the King sends explorers to the North regions of the new lands found in the Far East to Explore in name of the Burgundians.
  • France: Continues expansion of Fort Moreau and Fort Ouest-Bout. Both expand 500 sq km each. Military continues improvement, along with producing more muskets, and continuing research on "powder balls" (grenades).
  • Wettin Lands: 1605 is a quiet year in the Wettin lands. The militaries are built up. The King of Saxony tells Cornwall that his offer to host Prince Harold for five years still stands.
  • A Venetian naval engineer develops a better method of waterproofing and strengthening the hulls of ships. An inventor decides to take the method to the extreme and creates an underwater ship. Inital tests result in the drowning or suffocation deaths of many mice and several hamsters. A fellow researcher thinks upon the moment before the small capsules are opened and realizes that the animal within has a similar chance of being dead or alive. Thus the philosophical idea of Ardetti's Hamster is born. (similar to Schrödinger's Cat). Venetian shipsmiths utilize this method of hull reinforcement and churns out more powerful ships. Meanwhile, Nuovo Venexia expands by 1000 sq km in Cuba while Nuovo Brescia continues rapid expansion of 3200 sq km along the Papuan coast.
  • Rajputana expands the military and establishes an outpost in Āfrikā in a part of OTL northern Mozambique. Naval vessels are improved.
  • The United Kingdoms of Bavaria and Thuringia experiences a good year under the new Queen, due to the massive political and infrastructure overhauls ordered by Queen Elisabeth. Many people are supporting and applauding her tenure thus far. The military is expanded as forces begin to prepare for an invasion of Palatinate. Hans Joseph still extends his offer to teach summers at Glasney College in Cornwall. Hans travels back to Magdeburg to continue to hold lectures. This year's topic is the Heavenly bodies. Famous concert pianist Alfred Ribbentrop releases his greatest work thus far, titled Nachts im der Oper Symponie Ein(Nights at the Opera Symphony 1). The Queen travels to Venice to meet with political leaders to discuss the geopolitical climate around Southern Europe, and to settle when the Swiss question can be solved.
  • Apache: 70% of the campaign is complete. Great Warchief Govind wishes to know how to make guns and gunpowder and any nation that gives him the technology will be given Apachean raised warhorses, tobacco and a marble statue of the leader who gave the technology.
  • The Arabian federation builds up its military to recover from the war with Persia. Sultan Omar continues campaigning, using his victory against the Persians as the main vote winner in his campaign. Otherwise, Emir Muhammad bin Said, of Shaybah and Sheik Akram of Bahrain are Sultan Omar's main opponents.
  • The Mayan Empire expands Kahkin north, along the OTL Baja Peninsula. Mayan religion continues to decline. Xaman and Haven expand 1000 km, respectively, south and north.
  • Cornwall: The king accepts the offer by Hans Joseph to teach at the college, and King Herold, along with his translator and several other servants head out to his fostering in Saxony. Many new ships are built, and a port is established at St. Ives to accommodate them, as the king has clearly seen the current world is powered by trade and exploration, and means to take part in both. Meanwhile, the army marches north to meet with an army coming south from Wales.
  • China works on fixing the damage dealt by the earthquake. Relations with Laos continue to expand. Meanwhile, the Honolulu colony is expanded by 2000 sq km.
  • Brandenburg expands its military. Neu Berlin expands 1900 sq km. Vinland and Neu Prussen expand 100 sq km each.

1606

The Kingdom of the Ukraine manages to unite the remaining nations in the region. This causes a national celebration and is the start of the Ukrainian identity, as more and more people think of themselves as Ukrainians rather than Russians.

The Kingdom of Novgorod falls into decline as growth has been stagnant for years. The Khanate of Sibir is set to fill the vacuum left by the decline of Novgorod. They annex the less-powerful Russian states west of their nation. NOTE: This is because Lx hasn't posted in a work week or so.

Could we pardon him? I'm really tired of this whole inactivity equals destruction thing. I mean, nations have gone into isolation for very long times in history in OTL. Obviously, Lx has both a life and schoolwork.

Fine. I'll turn it into Novgorod falling into a decline, because there needs to be consequences for inactivity.

Not to mention my internet has been on and off for the past week... my last post was four days ago in 1602...anyway...I should have more territory because of wars and whatnot...so yeah, and I thought I killed Kazan in a previous war...with Great Perm...anyway, thanks for not killing me. Most of my week was filled with speechwriting...-lx

  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Kimiyasu continues war against the Suzuki 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 militaries are prepared. While in the colonies, Maputo expands 500 sq km north. Meanwhile in Brasil, a force led by Antônio de Figueiredo repels an Aimoré attack on the southern reaches of Nhoesembé, and organizes a counterattack, which is successful, with 750 sq km, approximately of land being taken, and connecting Nhoesembé with its former exclave village of Cricaré. Meanwhile, Paranaguá expands 600 sq km south, while Rio Grande expands 450 sq km inland. Meanwhile in Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1100 sq km along the Carcaranhá and 1100 sq km inland closer to the Prata itself. Meanwhile, Maria de Toledo gives birth to another son, who is named Duarte, but lives for only three months.
  • Brandenburg expands its military. Neu Berlin expands 1900 sq km. Vinland and Neu Prussen expand 100 sq km each. The Fredman V dies too, and his son, Ludwig, becomes Ludwig III of Germany.
  • The Nasrid Emirate works on economy. Nasr ibn Muhammed al-Nasrid reaches the coast of the Levantine Kingdom, finally making it to the Middle East.
  • Kingdom of Rome: Madagascar and Kameroon expand by 1000 sq km each. Military buildup continues. King Julius marries a peasant from Ankara, and her name is Lea and she is of mixed Turkish and Kurdish descent with her father being Christian and her mother being Muslim. She soon becomes pregnant and gives birth to a son, and he is named Marcus. King Julius's adopted daughter, who is now four, begins to play with the new baby Marcus, and Lea soon agrees to adopt her as her daughter as well, intertwining the family.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Harbin colony by 2000 sq km.
  • Burgundy: The colonies expand - 1000 Argentium and 1000 northwards Brasilea. The military is built up and an alliance is signed with Austria. The Military Prepares an invasion of central Germany to expand Into Central Europe.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its military to recover from the war with Persia. Sultan Omar wins this year's Sultan elections, ensuring Omar's second ten-year term in power as Sultan. Sultan Omar also moves forward with his plans to unite the rest of the Nabhan clan Sheikdoms into the Emirate of Muscat. The rest of the Nabhan Dynasty agree to this plan, and the seven Nabhan Sheikdoms plan to unite next year.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 1000 sq km south and Nya Sverige expands 2000 sq km south. New Georgia expands 1000 sq km. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. The Viceroy in Nya Skandinavia continues to develop his city in Nyborgia. This year, the Queen notifies the Netherlands that Scandinavia is ensuring its independence.
  • Saxony: Sixty-five year old King Frederick IV dies and is succeeded by his son, the forty-one year old Otto II. The new king, after a fitting time in mourning, is crowned in a lavish ceremony attended by all the nobles of Saxony, as well as Princess Anna of Anhalt and Archbishop Victor of Magdeburg. The Cornish prince, Harold arrives in court, and is also present. The new king makes the young guest his personal responsibility, appointing an excellent tutor, and making him his personal page. King Otto II and his entourage go on their first royal tour of the realms, visiting many towns and cities in Saxony, as well as in the Duchy of Hesse. While in Hesse, Otto meets with the Hessian Landtag, and discusses Hessian policy. The Landtag has been making plans to vassalize and eventually annex the neighbouring nation of Paderborn, in order to have a more secure border. King/Duke Otto approves of the plan, and gives it the go-ahead for next year.
  • Anhalt: Princess Anna begins to appear less and less in public, and rumours go around that she is dreadfully unwell. Crown Prince Rudolf, in a rare show of initiative, meets with the treasurer to discuss the finances of the principality, which he finds to be in good order.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: Archbishop Victor is overjoyed that his nation - and more specifically, its university- once again hosts the famed Bavarian, Hans Joseph. The esteemed scientist is shown the eponymal wing of the Magdeburg university. As a show of gratitude for his role in advancing learning and sciences in the Wettin lands, Archbishop Victor bestows on Hans Joesph the Collar of the Order of St. Mathilda, the highest Wettin honour for a foreigner.
  • Venice continues to test its designs for an underwater ship. Meanwhile, more ships with reinforced hulls are produced. The Doge dies of old age and his grandson is voted in as Doge of Venice and Duca of Piedmont. Some of the lesser nobles in Venice begin to tie their families to the Benedetti's with family alliances and some marriages. More powerful nobles see this as a sign of the Benedetti's attempting to turn Venice into a monarchy. However, the Benedetti family is currently too powerful at the moment and any attempt to remove them from power would be met with public opposition. Meanwhile, Nuovo Brescia expands by 3000 sq km while Nuovo Treviso expands 1200 sq km up the Mississippi River.
  • China expands its Hawaiian colony by 2000 sq km. Meanwhile, relations with Laos and the Philippines states improve.
  • Novgorod tries to update its aging naval infrastructure...economic stagnation is a problem, so the Tsar seeks better relations with Minsk, and with the death of their king, Novgorod comes into personal union, as the first decree of the Tsar as king of Minsk is to link both titles, to ensure Novgorodian Dominon over Russia. although the Romanov family gains the hereditary title of Duke of Minsk... The political struggle between the Duma and the Tsar has held Novgorod in a stagnant position...although with the election of the new Duma, this has changed, as they are now almost always agreeing with the positions of the Tsar and Grand Prince. So this means that, unlike the past four years spent in political deadlock, things can now be done such as the replacement of old and rotting Bogatyrs. Three Bogatyrs are laid down in various shipyards. Colony of Novorossiya expands 2000 sq km. The Tsar is weary of expansion of Sibir, but is happy that he has that many less states to deal with...
  • The Mayan Empire upgrades the military in the new territory of Kahkin. Mayan religion continues to decline. Xaman and Haven expand 1000 km south and north, respectively.
  • Cornwall: Continues research and the building of new ships. Meanwhile, the army meets with its Welsh counterpart and both armies begin to head east.
  • The Ethiopian fleet is blown off course en route to Malaysia, and lands on an uncharted landmass. After repairing their ships, they return to Ethiopia to tell of the new land they have discovered. Back home, the Ethiopians continue developing their navy, and building larger ships to combat any attempts from the Arabs to invade like they did 21 years prior. The Emperor declares that the military has recovered suffiently for the prospect of global trade to begin again. With the lessons of the past learned, and newer ships built with newer technologies they had no access two decades before.
    • According to Wikipedia and the Almighty Interwebs, Australia was discovered by the Dutch in 1606. And I swear, nobody better complain about Ethiopia discovering it first, because I spent twenty years rebuilding. It seriously doesn't take that long to recover from a war. No one else was there, mentioned it, or even glanced at it. Please, just let me have this one. ~Viva
    • ...Venice already discovered it a while ago...
    • Still, I doubt that Ethiopia will know of Venetian developments, and vice-versa.
    • UKBT does little this year but continues military buildup. Hans Joseph accepts the grand offer from Wettin Lands. Joseph has an entire Science building dedicated in his honor.

1607

A flood happens along the Bristol Channel and the Severn Estuary, resulting in the drowning of a large number of people and the destruction of a large amount of farmland and livestock, with the devastation being bigger on Wales and Wessex, the most affected city being Caerdydd, but part of Cornwall's northwestern coast is affected.

The King of Northumbria dies without an heir. Eventually, two candidates to the throne, related to the previous king, appear, and eventually, the country splits between the areas controlled by those two claimants, with one with his power base on Bamburgh and the other with his power base around York.

The construction of New Persepolis is complete. Shah Ali officially moves the seat of government from Tehran to New Persepolis. Like Constantinople to the west, the crown jewel of the city is the massive Nestorian Cathedral. NOTE: I can't remember what I named the Persian Shah.

  • Portugal, Castille and León's economies improve. Meanwhile, Maputo expands 500 sq km north. While in Brasil, São Vicente expands 1100 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1400 sq km along the Rio Doce, 1000 sq km along the Carcaranhá, and 500 inland along the main course of the river. Meanwhile, the capitania is divided again, with Paraná now referring to the capitania following the Paraná river itself, and the creation of the capitaincies of Carcaranhá, which follows the homonymous river, Córdoba, centered on the homonymous city, and Santa Fé, centered on the homonymous city, and including the Salgado River extension. The efforts of expansion on Rio Doce are now responsibility of Córdoba. Meanwhile, Nuno gives the titles of Count of Lara and Duke of Guimarães to his son Canuto, and Canuto adopts the "regal" name Nuno IX in Lara.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Harbin colony by 2000 sq km.
  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Kimiyasu continues war against the Suzuki clan. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 km, and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 km.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 1000 sq km south and Nya Sverige expands 2000 sq km south. New Georgia expands 1000 sq km. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. The Viceroy, Jan Nyborg son of the late Harald Nyborg, in Nya Skandinavia continues to develop Nyborgia.
  • The Mayan Empire expands the province of Kahkin northwards. Mayan religion continues to decline. Xaman and Haven expand south and north 1000 km, respectively.
  • Brandenburg expands its military. Neu Berlin expands 3500 sq km. Vinland expands 500 sq km and Neu Prussen expands 100 sq km. The fort at Tangiers is built up. The hundred year anniversary of Neu Berlin is celebrated in Neu Berlin Stadt, and the population of the town increases to a total of 8000. Meanwhile, we hear that the Venetian Nuovo Brescia colony has discovered a vast new land, and we send a small flotilla for colonization and/or exploration there. They land at OTL Perth and establish Von Bismarck's Land. [sic]
  • Your year was 1508, not 1507.
  • Ah, but Aragon founded the original settlement in 1507. Then it fell into Brandenburgish hands. Sort of like how the Swedish colony became Scandinavian.
  • You should have mentioned that earlier, this turn will still be considered 2100 sq km when making the map.
  • Because... (So are you saying that Scandinavia's colonies are going to be 2100 sq km too?)
  • That makes no sense but I'm not gonna drag this out.
  • OK.
  • Ethiopia sends a fleet of ships carrying colonists to OTL Port Hedland, and establish the colony of Borona.
  • Burgundy: The military is built up and the fleet is Revamped. While this, the capital city is built into a new capital as Dijon receives some Italian population and with them some cash. Colonies expand.
  • France: King Louis II gets sicker, which leads to rumours that his first son, Louis III, will take over as King of France. Fort Moreau and Fort Ouest-Bout expand 500 km north each.
  • Venice builds up its economy with the Greek Islands lending heavy support. Venice seeks to control the rich trade routes from India and China and thus sets up a fort on the Horn of Africa. Nuovo Milano expands by 200 sq km while Nuovo Brescia expands by 3000 sq km and Nuovo Venexia by 1000 sq km.
  • Europe labelled map for 1600 has been uploaded. Von, I need the names of the Indian states post-Caliphate to finish the rest of the world. Scandinator (talk) 13:49, February 9, 2013 (UTC)
    • '​'There are already two mistakes on the European map. First, "Zaporozhia" is actually called Pereyaslavl, and "Mercia" is actually called Lincoln, or Lindsey, if we're going to carry on giving them names of the Heptarchy-era states.
    • I'll update the numbered world map sometime this week, though it may be a couple days as I am very busy this week with a few coursework deadlines.
    • I've almost finished it. I just need the names for India. Scandinator (talk)
  • Rajputana expands the Aphrika colony and a couple of nearby tribes convert to Hinduism as it has some similarities to their tribal religions. Back on the mainland the military begins a modernization process and trade throughout the Indian Ocean prospers.
  • The Levantine Kingdom expands by 1800 sq km in New Syria and 300 in Rihnad Mihyah. The Duchy of Nusantara receives news from traders of land to the south, although they are not interested in seeking for more land yet. Ibrahim of the Levant once again sends envoys to Europe in order to look for a western bride.
  • The Arabian Federation, 1607

    The political structure of the Arabian federation as of 1607

    The Arabian Federation expands 14,850 sq km inland as a new Bedouin Sheik agrees to join the federation. Sultan Omar leads the seven Nabhan Shiekdoms uniting into a single Emirate, and Sultan Omar becomes the Emir of Muscat rather than just the Sheik of Muscat. The new Emir also orders an expedition to this newly discovered land in the southeastern Indian Ocean to find out if it is worth establishing a colony in this new land.
  • Kingdom of Rome: The Madagascar and Kameroon colonies expand by 1000 sq km each. Most of the population is now Christian. King Julius continues military buildup and asks for the Pope to declare a CRUSADE so Rome can successfully defeat the murderous Muslims and end Islam.
  • Papal States: The Pope passes away, and a new Pope, Anicetus II, is elected. As his first matter of business in the era of peace, the Pope announces that he believes the only way that the era of peace can truly prosper is if the one remaining heresy in Europe is stopped, Islam. He points to the countless murders of apostates who wish to freely exercise Catholicism, added with the fact that the religion was the reason for the Caliphate and the unnecessary deaths for its expansion. He plans to bless a crusade next year. Meanwhile, the colonies continue to prosper, despite some agricultural problems especially in St. John. As well, the Pope sends more ships and men to secure the Christian-held Tunisian lands.

1608

An earthquake happens near Tivat, in Montenegro, but does not cause much damage.

The Persians declare war on the Qoyunlu empire. The Persians and their Azerbaijani allies win massive victories against Qoyunlu (Which is not Kuwait). The Persians plan on having a land border with their Levantine allies.

  • Nippon-koku expands more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Kimiyasu continues war against the Suzuki clan. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 km, and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 km.
  • Portugal, León and Castille prepare their militaries. Meanwhile, a university is founded in Oviedo. Meanwhile, are published the Second Urrachine Ordinances, compiling the laws of the kingdoms, and in Portugal's case, to substitute the First Urrachine Ordinances, from 1514. These ordinances are not issued in Castille, and in León's case, serve to attempt to distinguish the Leonese laws from the Castillian laws. In Portugal, these Ordinances also start to be called "Lara Ordinances" or "Carinian Ordinances". Meanwhile, Joana of Jaén gives birth to a girl, who is named Urraca, and Maria de Toledo gives birth to a boy, who is named Dinis. Different from his other two brothers, he survives the year. Meanwhile, Maputo expands 500 sq km north. While in Brasil, Pará expands 500 sq km along the coast, and Pernambuco expands 800 sq km inland. Meanwhile, Serra Leoa expands 500 sq km, and in Paraná, Carcaranhá expands 1300 sq km along both tributaries, and Córdoba expands 1400 sq km along the Rio Doce.
  • Brandenburg expands its military. The fort at Tangiers is built up. Neu Berlin expands 3400 sq km. Vinland expands 200 sq km. Neu Prussen expands 200 sq km. The colonial flotilla is stranded at a location they believe to be a new island, and name it Terra Australis, declaring the entire "island" (really, just the location of OTL Perth for now) a colony of the Fatherland. It expands 300 sq km along the coast.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Harbin colony by 2000 sq km.
  • Apache: 85% of the campaign to the sea is complete and Govind is increasing his conversion efforts. 45% of the population in the capital city of Ekta is Catholic and to Govind that is unacceptable.
  • Ethiopia expands its colony of Borona by 50 sq km, seeking to cover any mineral rich areas they can before others arrive. Ethiopian corsairs are ordered to take out the Arabian expeditionary fleet sent to find the new lands. All traces of the one responsible for giving the order are covered and/or destroyed.
  • Saxony: The Grand Ducal Army of Hesse is built up considerably, and many units are put on the Western border with Paderborn. Priests and vicars are sent into Paderborn to cause unrest among the Catholic minority against the Protestant rulers of the country. Prince Rupprecht, now twenty years of age, begins searching for a wife.
  • Anhalt: Princess Anna continues to be unwell, and Crown Prince Rudolf begins to tire of his duties, and spends more of his time and his people's taxes in whorehouses. The army is not improved, due to the general inadequacy of Rudolf.
    • Frederick sends a message to Leopold if he would want to attempt to reclaim the throne soon.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: The University boasts its largest number of graduates ever this year. Another two microscopes are made for the Hans Joseph wing. Archbishop Victor improves the army, and sends a mission of priests, friars and monks under the command of a Prior to Paderborn to try to convert some of its inhabitants.
  • Novgorod concentrates on growing military for future campaigns. Three more Bogatyr hulls are laid down, as the original Rurik is decommissioned in a grand ceremony. The Tsar becomes very happy with his current state, and NETA's trade network grows as it tries to gain as many monopolies as it can in the Baltic trade. One of them becomes tobacco.
  • Cyprus rescinds its Luanda colony upon finding the Portuguese there. Cyprus creates a new colony in OTL Pontianak, Borneo. It is christened Nea Kyrenia. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 600 sq km, Nea Larnaka by 400 sq km, Nea Lemesos by 300 sq km, and Nea Kyrenia by 200 sq km. The army and navy is also expanded.
  • Crete also expands its army and navy.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 1000 sq km south and Nya Sverige expands 2000 sq km south. New Georgia expands 1000 sq km. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. An expeditionary fleet lands in Arabia, interested in the region's riches. Two other fleets are prepped to search for sites of future Scandinavian colonies. The Queen after years of postponement, prepares for the seizure of the port city of Mombasa next year.
  • The Nasrid Emirate sends a group of three ships and a captain to explore the coast of the territory of the Berber Tribes. They set up a small town, and they name the settlement the New Tunis. Nasr ibn Muhammed al-Nasrid is close to the area of Mecca, and next year he will reach Mecca.
    • How does colonization work in general, but I'm pretty sure I could start setting up a small colony on the coast of North Africa. Willster22 (User talk:Willster22) 05:24, February 10, 2013 (UTC)
    • You can set up a colony anywhere in the Atlanic.
  • The United Kingdoms of Bavaria and Thuringia expands infrastructure, Queen Elisabeth knights Hans Joseph for his accomplishments and advances for science in the Kingdom, The Royal Research Commission appoints Joseph as head of the Royal Science Institution. (Sorry about the coding thing. I'm not quite sure what occurred.)
  • France: King Louis II of France passed away on May 13, 1608, which leads to mourning throughout Paris for the next month. Louis III is made the new King of France, who has new goals in mind for the Kingdom. Fort Moreau and Fort Ouest-Bout both expand 500 sq km north each.

  • Venice improves its economy with the expansion of port facilities on the Greek Isles. The Doge begins to tighten his influence in Switzerland with several cantons now boosting a pro-Venetian agenda. Venetian missionaries and spies continue to increase the Venetian influence in Switzerland. Meanwhile, Nuovo Brescia expands by 3000 sq km while Nuovo Venexia expands by 1000 sq km with Nuovo Milano expanding by 200 sq km. The Doge orders a small flotilla to travel to Nuovo Milano with building supplies for a large fort.

  • Naval infrastructure is worked on. more Bogatyrs are laid down, A new military uniform is introduced, this one is designed to be more maneuverable and confortable. A Duma structure is laid out in Minsk. The Rise of Sibir will not go unoticed. The new Duma is very co-operative. Inner infrastructure plans are drawn up, but they are not put into place yet. more economic plans are drawn up, to be enacted next year.

  • Rajputana expands the Aphrika colony and some poorer Hindus move to the colony looking for a new life. The military gains influence over several council members who begin to advocate for annexing new lands for the Rajputs. The navy starts to construct more agile warships to create an effective fighting force.

  • Burgundy: the colonies expand as much as the military and the navy.

1609

The Persians continue the conquest of the Qoyunlu. The Azerbaijanis have conquered Qoyunlu's Caspian coast. They have conquered half of the nation of Qoyunlu, as the weak Qoyunlu army is no match for the Persian military. The Persians begin influencing the Sultanate of Baghdad into becoming a vassal of Persia. They promise to give Baghdad Kuwait if they becomne a Persian vassal.

  • Portugal, León and Castille prepare their militaries. Meanwhile, Loanda expands 700 sq km south, while Serra Leoa expands 500 sq km south, and in Brasil, Pernambuco expands 500 sq km inland. Meanwhile in Brasil, the subdivisions of the colony cease to be called capitanias and are now officially called provinces, with Comarcas being subdivisions of the provinces, just like it was before. The capitães-donatários still hold their offices. Meanwhile in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 2100 sq km along the Rio Doce and Carcaranhá expands 1000 sq km along said river. Meanwhile, Isabel de Castro gives birth to a girl, who is named Maria.
  • The Satomi Clan builds their military up and Satomi Kimiyasu continues war against the Suzuki clan and by the seventh month the Suzuki clan is finally defeated and the rest of Japan is united under the Satomi clan; and Japan is renamed officially as the Satomi Shogunate. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 km, and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 km.
  • Brandenburg expands its military. Neu Berlin expands 2900 sq km. Vinland expands 200 sq km. Neu Prussen expands 100 sq km. Von Bismarck's Land expands 900 sq km north along the Terra Australis coast. Frederick continues to secretly infiltrate Anhalt in preparation for Leopold's return. We invade Bonoman because we have no lives.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Harbin colony by 2000 sq km.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 1000 sq km south and Nya Sverige expands 2000 sq km south. New Georgia expands 1000 sq km. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. The fleets leave for Southeast Asia and the newly discovered landmass to the south. Admiral Nyborg sails from his post in Levantine Yemen (he's been there for a while) and begins the takeover of Mombasa.
  • The Nasrid Emirate develops the economy. New Tunis expand 1000 sq km. Amal bint Basel al-Berber gives birth to a son, Aslam ibn Nasr al-Nasrid.
  • Burgundy: The alliance with Austria and Switzerland is finally signed. Colonies expand. Military is built up.
  • Ethiopia Expands its military and economy, and extends its colony of Borona by 300 km.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 600 sq km, Nea Larnaka by 400 sq km, Nea Lemesos by 300 sq km and Nea Kyrenia by 200 sq km.
  • France: Fort Moreau and Fort Ouest-Bout both expand 500 sq km north.
  • Saxony: Hesse continues to build up its Grand Ducal army. Final plans for the invasion/vassalization of Paderborn are drawn up, to be enacted upon next year. Catholic priest agents continue to incite rebellion amongst the Catholics of Paderborn.
  • Anhalt: Princess Anna grows weaker by the day, and her doctors doubt very highly that she will last until next spring. Crown Prince Rudolf's unpopularity grows proportionally to the debts he racks up in whorehouses, pubs and gambling rooms. His wife gives birth to a daughter, who is named Magdeleine.
  • Anhaltese Government-In-Exile: Exiled Prince Leopold II also becomes a father, with his wife (daughter of a German Emperor) giving birth to a strong, healthy son, named Michael. When news of his aunty's ill-health reaches him in his Swiss exile, he immediately travels to Brandenburg to be closer to his homeland and to his allies. Leopoldian agents in Anhalt, greatly assisted by their Brandenburger counterparts, incite more unrest amongst the populace.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: The university grows even more this year, with more professors needing to be hired to cope with the influx of students.
  • Kingdom of Rome: With the announcement two years ago that the Pope blessed a Crusade to start last year, the Kingdom of Rome asks if we are having a crusade. If so, I will post more because I can't seem to ever win by myself. Military buildup continues. Marcus becomes four and Katniss becomes seven.
  • The Arabian Federation expands 14,862 sq km inland as the Comchellak vassal expands southwards into Madasgacar. An expedition sets out to map the new southern continent for Arabia and see if it is worth colonizing. Sultan Omar begins planning to make a new colony in Eastern Africa to improve Arabian trade efforts in the region.
  • Venice welcomes Albania, Greece and Thrace to the Italian League which is considered by some to be the remnant of the HRE. Venice sends several missionaries to Paderborn to help the Saxons and promise to help Leopold in his return. Venice continues influencing the Swiss cantons with around five of the thirteen cantons now pro-Venetian. Venice also works on its navy with the hull re-enforcement materials proving to be highly successful in stabilizing an underwater ship. Nuovo Brescia expands by 3000 sq km while Nuovo Milano expands by 200 sq km and Nuovo Venexia by 1000 sq km.
  • Rajputana expands the Aphrikan colony and the number of native Hindus continues to grow. The navy is improved.
  • The Mayan Empire expands the military in the Kahkin province. Mayan religion continues to decline. Haven and Xaman continue to expand north and south, respectively, 1000 km.
  • Military work continues as the economic plan takes shape. The Tsar officially starts research into covert warfare tactics with particular interest in the navy.
  • Orissa ceases all hostilities with the Bengalis after they successfully manage to repel most of the Orissan forces and manage to draw the war into attrition. The Raja is severely disappointed and to him, it seems like he has not enough for his country to be able to take on Bengal. Soon, he orders many new printing presses to be built and orders the expansion of reading. He also begins to divert funds to build industry for wool and cotton (small scale). The navy will also be built-up again and with some of the captured Bengali ships, the country will redefine its naval capibilities. The army is seen to be good, and no fault is put on them for not progressing much in the war as the Bengalis had a larger army. The economy also grows again with more merchant ships heading out to the west to sell spices to the hungry European powers. Anti-Muslim propaganda reaches new heights after the stalemate against Bengal.

1610

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The Christians seize the remaining territory in Tunisia. They officially declare the establishment of a new Carthaginian Empire. They officially end the Papal protectorate over their lands, but ironically declare that they will be a Papal ally "now and forever".

The Persians capture the Qoyunlu capital of Mosul, officially annexing the Empire of Qoyunlu. They restore the historic name of Ninevah. The Azerbaijanis officially annex the Qoyunlu provinces bordering the Capsian.

Several of the pro-Burgundian Swiss Cantons led by Geneva, attack and defeat the pro-Venetian Cantons, replacing them with pro-Burgundian regimes. All suspected Venetian agents in Switzerland are executed or exiled. The leader of the Genevan Canton asks to become a vassal of Burgundy to ensure protection from Bavaria and Venice.

  • The Satomi Shogunate continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 km, and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 km.
  • Portugal, León and Castille's economies improve. Meanwhile, Maputo expands 600 sq km north. Meanwhile, the infrastructure of the city of Maputo is improved. Meanwhile, Loanda expands 700 sq km south, while in Brasil São Vicente expands 900 sq km. Meanwhile, in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 1600 sq km along the Rio Doce, and Paraná expands 900 sq km along a rivr which the natives call Paraguay. Meanwhile, Joana of Jaén gives birth to another girl, who is named Isabel. Meanwhile, Garcia II, Duke of Viseu, dies, and is succeeded by his homonymous son. The Duke of Odemira also dies, and is succeeded by his son Henrique. Meanwhile, Nuno gives the title of Count of Meneses to Afonso Teles de Meneses, brother of the Duke of Beja.
  • Brandenburg finishes the war on that African nation. (Sorry, I forgot which.) Neu Berlin expands 3500 sq km. Vinland expands 200 sq km and so does Neu Prussen. Von Bismarck's Land expands 200 sq km north along the coast.
  • The Mayan Empire makes contact with Japan via the colony of Haven. Japan is asked for a non-aggression pact and trade rights between the two nations. A conference is requested, to establish an official colonial border. The military is built up in the province of Kahkin. Mayan religion continues to decline. Haven and Xaman expand north and south, respectively, 1000 km.
    • Shogun Satomi Kimiyasu agrees with the non-aggression pact and trade rights. He will think about the conference, though, and will let them know next year.
  • Apache: The campaign is 95% complete and Catholicism continues to expand in the Apachean tribes. Resentment towards Great Warchief Govind grows.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Harbin colony by 2000 sq km.
  • Burgundy: the colonies expand, and the vassal offer from the Swiss cantons is accepted, the alliance now focuses towards central Germany, offering alliances to the Palatinate and Nassau. While this, a political approximation is made to the Carthaginian Empire.
    • Nassau is a vassal of Bavaria.
  • Luxembourg begins to fear the Burgundians. Louis XVI is deposed by his cousin, ending Europe's longest father-to-son connection. Louis XVII, the new Duke, asks Scandinavia, Bavaria and Germany if they want to launch a headway into Burgundy soon.
    • Germany agrees, but will not do this without its allies in Scandinavia and Bavaria.
    • Queen Karina, definitely anti-Burgundy, is interested but points out that Burgundy is allied to Portugal and Russia - which are allied to us. We shall wait to hear what they say.
    • Bavaria admits its interest in the matter, but must decline due to internal reasons.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 1000 sq km south and Nya Sverige expands 2000 sq km south. New Georgia expands 1000 sq km. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Ships land in the large land mass and map portions of the coast bringing back intrigue for the area. The Queen's heir, the Prince of Finland, marries the Dutch king's only child this year in a grand ceremony cementing years of good relations that began with support for their independence from Burgundy. Reports from Admiral Nyborg state that Malindi has fallen and the campaign for Mombasa, Lamu and the hinterlands has begun.
    • The Prince of Finland (Duarte/Edvard) is already married. In fact, of Carina's sons, the only one not married yet is the fourth (Canuto/Knut).
  • The United Kingdoms of Bavaria and Thuringia grow alarmed by the Swiss and begin to draft war legislation in case something should cause a conflict. The Queen stops short of declaring war due to interests in the Palatinate. She orders the invasion of the small state of Palatinate at the end of this year in hopes of bringing it into the arms of what many have started to call the Bavarian Empire, one of the fastest growing Romanized nations in the world. The University of Stuttgart decides to host an event in honor of Hans Joseph near Christmas time. The Queen travels to Rome to visit the Pope, it will be her first Papal visit as Queen. TUKBT officially declares diplomatic support for the Netherlands but reiterates it is neutral for now.
  • The Rajput colony located at OTL Pemba, Mozambique grows and large Vāvētaranī (plantations) are established by wealthy Sikhs in the colony.
  • The Nasrid Emirate expands New Tunis by 1000 sq km. Nasr ibn Muhammed al-Nasrid has finished the hajj and will arrive home next year.
  • France: Fort Moreau and Ouest-Bout both expand 500 sq km north each. Offers to assist Burgundy in helping establish pro-Burgundy states in the east. Also, discussions between King Louis III and Général d'Armée, Jean de Galle in Paris behind closed doors, about the potential to take another shot at invading Brittany and Normandy, only this time, one at a time.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 600 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 400 sq km, Nea Larnaka by 300 sq km and Nea Kyrenia is expanded by 200 sq km.
  • Saxony: A prominent Catholic leader in Paderborn is found poisoned in March. Hessian and Saxon agents use this spark to turn the unrest they've been fermenting amongst the Catholics into violent rebellion. The rebels, again, manipulated by Hessian agents, ask the Saxon King for help fighting the protestant rulers. The Hessian army, having been waiting for this moment, strikes srong and fast, taking Paderborn (the town) by storm. The Catholic Provincial Council declars the "Catholic State of Paderborn" and asks for official Saxon/Hessian protection. However, the large number of protestants in the country rally around their monarch and begin a guerrilla campaign to drive out the invaders.
  • Anhalt: Princess Anna dies in the early days of spring. Seizing the opportunity, exiled Prince Leopold II, leading a large group of loyal followers and a contingent of Brandenburgers and some Venetians, marches into Anhalt. Prince Rudolf and his family flee the capital. Prince Leopold II is welcomed back by the populace with open arms, but the army as mixed feelings. many army commanders have enjoyed the freedom they have experienced under Anna and that they would continue to experience under the weak Rudolf. Only about a quarter of the army defects to Leopold's side.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: The Archbishop sends some troops to support the Saxons in Paderborn. His Grace remains neutral in the Anhaltese Civil War, but watches events closely, hoping, like his predecessor did, to profit by backing the winner.
  • Venice is furious at the sudden loss of many skilled agents and the destruction of their plans to eradicate Switzerland of the Kappelists. Venice accuses Burgundy of being a supporter of Kappelism and formally breaks the alliance with Burgundy. Venice is also worried by France's offer to allow Burgundy to meddle in Central German affairs. Thus Venice spends the turn fortifying the northern border and training the army. Nuovo Brescia expands by 3000 sq km along the Papuan coast. Venice sends an envoy to Japan asking to draft the Papuan borders. Meanwhile, Nuovo Milano expands by 200 sq km in the Horn of Africa and Nuovo Venexia expands 1000 sq km in Cuba. Another envoy is sent to Scandinavia asking to purchase West Point and negotiate the colonial borders in Antillia.
    • Shogun Satomi Kimiyasu agrees and soon comes up with a proposed division.
      • Venice agrees.
    • Bavaria sends diplomats in effort to figure out what to do next in the worrisome Burgundy question.
      • Venice proposes a joint invasion into Switzerland.
        Division of Papua Island (PM II)

        Proposed division of Papua Island

  • Kingdom of Rome: Rome asks for the CRUSADE TO BEGIN SOON. Military buildup continues while Katniss turns eight and Marcus turns five. Rome asks the Pope to call for a crusade against the Muslims.
  • China continues to expand its influence over Laos and the Philippines. Meanwhile, a colony is established on Hainan.
    • Hainan is part of the Empire of Formosa.
    • Which joined China as a vassal some time ago.
  • Novgorodian Troops get updated equipment. The Navy produces more ships replacing the old Bogatyrs, of which the navy now has approximately 20. The economy grows as a part of NETA and improved trade in tobacco gives more money and improves the economy. Almost all the troops have flintlocks by now, and the army is 60% muskets - until, of course, conscription and whatnot. The Spetsnaz now have flintlock rifles. The Tsar officialy merges Novgorod and Muscovy in the Great act of Union into the Tsardom of Russia. The Muscovite Duma delegates are sent to Novgorod and are set to replace old seats. A Duma is constructed in Minsk.
  • Already hundreds of printing presses have been distributed around Orissa and they all begin to print out books along with anti-Muslim propaganda. Quite a few also fall into private hands and they begin to use them to make maps and historical books, quite a revolutionary idea. Small industry in cities also grows, and economic trade is encouraged all around the kingdom. In the vassals, the same policies are implemented through their ruling councils and Rajas (apart from the northern vassals where they are implemented directly as the Rani of Orissa is from the state). Increased trading between all three states helps fund a larger and better navy. Less funds are put for the army than the navy as the Raja realises where the real opportunities are. His efforts have helped to establish collective navy and trading fleets, and helped all three grow economically. More warships are added to the navy, and a small fleet sets out to Java, and the rump of Mataram. Seeing it is a Hindu state, trading relations are soon opened with the rump and exclusive trading partner rights are bought. It is the first stage of vassalisation in the eyes of the Raja.
  • The Arabian Federation expands 14,900 sq km inland as the Comchellak vassal expands southwards into Madasgacar. The Arabian expedition discovers the southern continent (OTL Australia) and the expedition sails along its northern coastline, maping it and trying to find out if it is worth establishing a colony in the region. Sultan Omar continues his plans to make a new colony in Eastern Africa to improve Arabian trade efforts in the region: an expedition is organised to find a place good enough for the federation to establish a colony.

1611

An earthquake happens on Hokkaido, Japan, followed by a giant wave. Both events kill over 5000 people.

Korea officially declares independence from Manchuria. However, the portion of Korean territory north of the 38th parallel had been heavily settled by Manchurians and remained in Manchuria. The Koreans officially re-establish the old Korean Empire. The Manchurians officially annex their portion of Korea into Manchuria.

  • Portugal, Castille and León prepare their militaries. By this time, Castille offers to sell Burgundy the mainland part of its colony in return for some equivalent land that borders the Portuguese colony. Meanwhile, Nuno, Prince of Cantabria, dies in November. The title of Prince of Cantabria is briefly given to his daughter Urraca, until it is discovered that Joana of Jaén is pregnant. The child still hasn't been born in 1611. Meanwhile, Isabel de Castro gives birth to a boy who is named Juan, while Maria de Toledo gives birth to a boy who is named Garcia. Meanwhile in Castille, Sebastián de Covarrubias publishes a book called "Tesoro de la lengua castellana", basically, a dictionary of Castillian. Meanwhile, seeking to make trade with India easier, as Maputo, despite helping trade, is still too relatively underdeveloped for its importance and not close enough, Portugal declares war on the Sultanate of Gujarat, this war having been planned for the last few years. Meanwhile, Maputo expands 600 sq km, and in Brasil, São Vicente expands 700 sq km and Pará expands 500 sq km. Meanwhile, in Rio da Prata, Córdoba expands 2900 sq km.
  • The Satomi Shogunate continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). Shogun Satomi Kimiyasu orders a clean up and aid support for those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Hokkaidō. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 km, and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 km.
  • Brandenburg expands its military. Neu Berlin expands 1700 sq km into Canada and 1700 sq km into Michigan. Neu Prussen and Vinland expand 200 sq km each. Von Bismarck's Land expands 300 sq km. We prepare to send another fleet to Von Bismarck's Land. Meanwhile, we promise Luxembourg aid against Burgundy.
  • Luxembourg expands its military. We ask Venice if they are interested in invading Burgundy with us.
    • Venice replies to the affirmative.
  • The Nasrid Emirate declares war on Algeria. Burgundy, Brandenburg and Scandinavia are called into the war. New Tunis expands 1000 sq km.
    • Aragon sends MV.
    • You haven't even finished conquering Morocco... But Scandinavia sends supplies from Gibraltar and our Mediterranean possessions.
    • That war stopped in 1585.... Willster22 (User talk:Willster22) 03:11, February 13, 2013 (UTC)
    • I mean Morocco still exists because you never conquered it. Also, you don't share a land border with Algiers.
    • And since this is your first colony, you can't expand it by 2000 sq km yet - not until your first colony is 50 years old.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Harbin colony by 2000 sq km.
  • The Levantine Kingdom expands New Syria 2100 sq km (1000 of which are directed west from Wahe Bari in order to link the two colonies together, and 1100 which is destined into the River of Hashem [OTL's Orange River]), Rihnad Mihyah 200, and Nusantara 100 west in Sulawesi. Ibrahim continues seeking for a western bride and, noticing that it has been a while since he started looking, begins drawing up plans for succession and for the Levant to remain in Christian hands. The plan to make the printing press more useful continues. The Levant also begins improving its economy. The Duke (or Khedive) of New Syria also begins drawing plans for the invasion of the Zulu and the Basotho in order to secure New Syria's position as the primary colony in South Africa.
  • Ethiopia expands Borona by 250 km. The military and economy are expanded.
  • I'm guessing (PM)

    I'm guessing the red is Mahajapit?

    Already hundreds of printing presses have been distributed around Orissa and they all begin to print out books along with anti-Muslim propaganda. Maps begin to be sold in the market and the latest areas known are also added. Small industry in cities also grows, and economical trade is encouraged all around the kingdom. The northern vassal, under the Rani's insistence, is added into Orissa itself. It is now a part of the kingdom and districts are made out of the incorporated lands. The other vassal is fine with the status quo. The collective navy grows as more warships are added. The first naval school is opened. Mataram sees more and more trade occurring with the Orissans. Eventually, the Raja uses this and Orissan merchants begin to out-pay their rivals and the country begins to get dependent on them. The Raja establishes the "South Oceans Company" to carry out trade and eventually establish colonies. The Raja looks on the invasion of Gujrat with anxiousness as although it is Muslim, it's still part of Bharat.
    • Indonesia-1569
      No, the red isn't Majapahit. It doesn't exist anymore. Here's the map for the area.
    • Collie, man! Thanks a lot again!! :)
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation occuring within its borders. The newly built roads connecting it to Orissa are being used well as much trade occurs there. Patrols are also sent to ensure the merchants on the route are not harrased and their goods stolen. With the collective merchant fleet, they establish trade with Mataram as well.
    • Your vassal south of you (the one which was not annexed) is presumably called Golconda, just in case that you need to remeber its name later.
    • Thanks man! I'm kinda getting tired of calling them vassal 1 and 2 or the northern and southern vassals!!
  • PMIIWestCoastProposal

    Borders superimposed on modern map

    The Mayan Empire
    builds up the military in the Kahkin province. After the conference with Japan, official colonial borders between the two nations have been set. They follow the 37th parallel north east, where it meets the 120th meridian west. From there, it extends north, until it meets the 42nd parallel north. From there, the border extends indefinitely east. Mayan religion continues its decline. Haven and Xaman expand east and south, respectively, 1000 km.
  • France: Fort Moreau and Ouest-Bout both expand 500 sq km north each.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 1000 sq km south and Nya Sverige expands 2000 sq km south. New Georgia expands 1000 sq km south with the goal of reaching Nya Danmark. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Lamu has fallen and the drive towards Mombasa's heartland continues. The settlers/expedition that arrived last year in OTL Cape York Peninsula name the new colony Nya Södra Skottland or New South Scotland. The Queen goes on a state visit to the Netherlands this year.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its army and navy. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 600 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 400 sq km, Nea Lemesos is expanded by 300 sq km and Nea Kyrenia is expanded by 200 sq km.
  • Crete continues to expand its army and navy.
  • Venice continues conducting military training along the Northern border. Venice offers aid to Japan. Nuovo Brescia continues to expand along the coastline by 3000 sq km while Nuovo Milano expands by 200 sq km in the Horn of Africa and Nuovo Venexia by 1000 sq km in Cuba.
    • Shogun Satomi Kimiyasu accepts the Venice offer of aid.
  • Saxony: The campaign in Paderborn continues. All but two of the major towns and cities have been taken by the "Catholic State of Paderborn" with massive help from the Saxon and Hessian armies. Despite this, the Protestant Paderborners continue a deadly guerrilla campaign, greatly harrying attempts to take the last two towns. King Otto II prepares to visit the front line, but is interrupted by news of the impending civil war in Anhalt. Iritated by this development in his vassal, and preoccupied with the Paderborn campaign, Otto washes his hands of the matter, decreeing that "the greater man shall have the title."
  • Anhalt: Fighting between the Rudolf and Leopold factions begins in earnest. Although having greatly inferior numbers, Rudolf's side manages to inflict some heavy losses on Leopold's multinational force. Seeing as Rudolf is a snivelling wretch with absolutely no experience of war, his generals are free to follow whichever course of action they see fit. The generals also make use of public opinion, by claiming that Leopold (with his Brandenburger wife) will make Anhalt a puppet state of the German Empire, and the rights allowed Anhalt by the Saxons will be forever lost. They also remind the strongly Catholic population that the late Archbishop of Magdeburg declared Leopold's father a bastard. All of these factors, combined with Anhaltese dissatisfaction at having a Brandenburger and Venetian army on its territory, means that the Rudolfian generals are able to remain in control of some major towns and most of the countryside for the course of the year.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: Archbishop Victor, realises that his predecessor's stupid annullment of Ernest-Augustus' marriage to Maria of Portugal means he is forced to play his hand. Victor issues a public declaration that the Archbishopric will support Rudolf against the "bastard" "usurper" Leopold II. But even as the episcopal army crosses the southern border into Anhalt, Victor knows that when the time is right, he will make sure his allegiances align with the winning faction.
  • Kingdom of Rome: Asks for A CRUSADE AGAINST ISLAM. Military buildup continues. Also, Madagascar and Kameroon colonies expand by 1200 sq km each.
  • The Arabian Federation expands 14,900 sq km inland as the Comchellak vassal expands southwards into Madasgacar. The Arabian expedition continues mapping the coastline of the southern continent (OTL Australia) along its northern coastline. However after a long time maping the coast, the expedition decides to turn back around and investigate the East Indies to see if they can find somewhere better to establish a colony rather than Australia. Sultan Omar continues his plans to make a new colony in Eastern Africa to improve Arabian trade efforts in the region: an expedition is sent to find a place good enough for the federation to establish a colony.
  • Rajputana expands the colony and opens new trade routes in the Indian Ocean. The military grows and several divisions are shifted to the south to keep the conflict in Gujanana from spilling over into Rajput territory.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Harbin colony by 2000 sq km.
  • Military of Russian states are expanded. More hostile relations with Sibir are becoming fact. The Novgorodian-Russian navy has become the largest it has been in years. The economy continues to grow and the ten-year economic development plan sets in. Russia Expands its Texas colony 2000 sq km. A ship is set asial to get us updated maps, and more accurate depictions. Russia wishes to know why people want to war with Burgundy.
  • Burgundy:The Venetians are assured that if they want land in Switzerland diplomacy, is their best choice. Military is built up and the colonies expand.

1612

The Swahili city-states fall into civil disarray after the fall of Mombasa, the most powerful of them all.

The Persian Shah dies and is replaced by his Nestorian son Reza, who is crowned as Shah Reza I. The first thing the new Shah does is emulate the anti-Muslim policies of his Levantine allies. Massive amounts of people are converted to Nestorianism.

A new religion is founded in Orissa. It's a simplified form of Hinduism, with the amount of gods whittled down. They only worship the main gods of Hindusim.

  • As planned, the ships set sail in April 1611. By August, the ships reach Maputo, stopping there, and later on Melinde, which has been captured by Scandinavia in their own war against Mombaça. The fleet is divided into three squadrons, the main one commanded by Lopo Soares de Albergária, Lord of Pombalinho. The others are commanded by Pero Rafael and Pedro Afonso de Aguiar. By September, the fleet has already gotten to the southern part of Gujarat. From then, the coastal cities of Bombaim and Chaul are taken, and in December, another city, Baçaim, is taken. Soldiers are left to defend the cities and Lopo's expedition goes back to Portugal. Meanwhile, Maputo expands 500 sq km north, while in Brasil, São Vicente expands 900 sq km, and Paraíba do Sul expands 700 sq km. Meanwhile, Serra Leoa expands 500 sq km, while in Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1600 sq km along the Paraguay and Córdoba expands 1000 sq km out of the Rio Doce, but inland. Meanwhile, in Portugal, Joana of Jaén gives birth to a boy, the posthumous son of Infante Nuno. The boy is named Fernando, and immediately given the title of Prince of Cantabria. Meanwhile, Isabel de Castro gives birth to a girl, who is named Urraca. Meanwhile, Canuto/Nuno IX de Lara/II of Guimarães marries a daughter of the Flemish king.
  • Kingdom of Rome: Asks for A CRUSADE AGAINST ISLAM. Military buildup continues. Also, Madagascar and Kameroon colonies expand by 1200 sq km each. King Julius begins considering a plan to divide Rome into the Dual Kingdoms of Rome and Byzantinium.
  • You can only expand your colonies by 1000 sq km total combined. This means that for two colonies, they have to expand by 500 sq km each or any other combination that adds up to 1000.
  • The Satomi Shogunate continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The clean up and aid support in Hokkaidō continues. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 km.
  • Brandenburg expands its military. Neu Berlin expands by 3700 sq km. Vinland and Neu Prussen by 100 sq km. Von Bismarck's Land by 200 sq km. We send more forces into Anhalt and encourage the Saxons to do the same. The small fleet sent to Von Bismarckk's Land is blown off course. It is also separated. One half lands in China. They ask for trading rights. The other lands at Bone. They lay siege to Bone and force the small nation into vassalization by tricking them with European shows of force, although the fleet does not have the capabilities they claim to possess. This land is also named Von Bismarckk's Land, in honor of the lost baron on the flotilla that was lost.
    • China accepts
  • Luxembourg continues to push for a war against Burgundy. Frustrated, the Duke tells his allies that he will invade next year.
    • Brandenburg will cooperate with Luxembourg.
  • The Nasrid Emirate sends the troops and there supplies in boats. New Tunis expands 1000 sq km.
  • Apache: The Campaign to the sea is complete now that the Apachean homeland is connected to the sea. Govind rushs his forces back to Ekta as quick as he can.
  • Burgundy:The King asks for the Doge of Venice to meet him at Dijon to discuss a treaty to define Venetian and Burgundian rule over Switzerland without going to military conflict and to restore the alliance between both nations. Military is built up. The colonies expand.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 1000 sq km south and Nya Sverige expands 1500 sq km west. New Georgia expands 1000 sq km south with the goal of reaching Nya Danmark. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Lamu has fallen and the drive towards Mombasa's heartland continues. Nya Södra Skottland expands 500 sq km along the peninsula. Mombasa has fallen and the area is annexed to Scandinavia's colonial empire, renamed Afrika Skandinaviska (Scandinavian Africa, or SA). SA expands outwards into the disorderly lands.
  • I believe you cannot simply take 34% of the land. AFAIK, you need to do the thing where you divide by the number of years and such. Also, what's New South Scotland?
  • Annex has different meanings, I took roughly 32%. New South Scotland is in the Cape York peninsula.
  • OK and OK.
  • TUKBT expands infrastructure as it ends its war (could someone determine the amount of pixels I'm allowed to have?) Troops return triumphantly. The Queen orders a week of Celebration and determines that she will not wage war for a while, allowing the realm to recover. (unless we are forced by alliance into any other war - cough, cough *Burgundy war *cough)
  • China continues to expand its influence in Laos. Meanwhile, the Hawaiian colony is expanded by 2000 km.
  • France: Both Fort Moreau and Fort Ouest-Bout each expand 500 sq km north. Back in Paris, King Louis III announces to the highest in the Army, that he wishes to finally take Brittany, and then Normandy. This leads to bringing 30,000 soldiers and 500 cannons to the Franco-Breton border, along with bringing 15 warships to port at La Rochelle, being ready by next year, before they start bombarding the Breton Coast. This means I haven't declared war on Brittany yet.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its colonies. Cyprus expands Nea Lemesos 1000 sq km around the Ottoman colony. Nea Lefkosia expands by 400 sq km, Nea Larnaka expands 400 sq km and Nea Kyrenia expands 200 sq km.
  • Saxony: The invasion of Paderborn continues. After long sieges, the last two towns under Protestant control fall to the Hessian/Saxon/Catholic Paderborner army. Large tracts of countryside still remain under the protestants, however.
  • Anhalt: Having successfully utilised the power of PR, the Rudolfian faction actually gains ground from Leopold and his supporters. Realising that another campaign like this one will destroy any chances of regaining his throne, Leopold II hires some mercenaries from the Italian states, who will arrive next year, and goes into secret negotiations with the Archbishop of Magdeburg.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: His Grace listens to Leopold's request for help, and demands a large sum of money and nomination for the German Cardinalcy. Leopold, having nothing to lose, agrees to Victor's demands, and the episcopal army prepares itself to switch sides next year.
  • The Venetian League passes a bill causing member states to hold much closer ties to Venice in economic and military relations. As a result Albania and the Papal States enter diplomatic union with Venice. Faced with possible internal conflict by this move to centralize, the Doge is forced to recall troops from Greece, Piedmont and Saxony but continues to send supplies to Saxony. More regiments are raised up as Venice goes on high alert. Nuovo Brescia expands by 3000 sq km down the Papuan coast while Nuovo Milano expands by 200 sq km in the Horn of Africa. Nuovo Venexia expands by 1000 sq km in Cuba.
    • The Papal States are outraged by this move and attempt to leave the Venetian League. However, large areas of the East Coast agree to closer ties with Venice as they rely on the Venetian trade route through the Adriatic to survive. The Papal Army marches east to pacify the nobles and is met with success but eventually meets the Venetian army in Southern Marche after Venice agrees to aid the eastern states. The tired Papal Army withdraws to Abruzzo where they face unhappy citizens.
    • Venice declares to the other states of Europe that they are not attacking the Pope. In fact, the Pope will be allowed to rule over areas of the Papal States that wish to remain under the Pope and that the Pope will maintain all powers in the role of governing Christendom.
    • Bavaria expresses its unease with the recent Venetian unrest to the South, and asks that the aggression not spread north into Bavario-German lands. The Queen again approaches Venice on a potential joint military venture against the rebellious Swiss.
  • Albania, Corsica and Sicily agree to closer ties with Venice as they would not mind the protection of a much more powerful navy.
  • Rebellion breaks out in Genoa as the merchants refuse to side with their Venetian rivals. With the Papal States in no condition to send aid, Venice is able to ruthlessly crush the rebels and end the unrest outside the city. The Venetian army then lays seige to the city of Genoa.
  • Venaissin-Provence notes the chaos sweeping Italy and takes its chance by declaring independence from both the Papal States and Venice.
  • The Mayan Empire expands the province of Ometlacatl. Xaman and Haven expand south and east, respectively, 1000 km. Mayan religion continues to decline.
  • Many maps are made and sold on the market. Much more anti-Islamic propaganda continues. Small industry in cities also grows, and economical trade is encouraged all around the kingdom. In Berar, more roads are made and are connected with the main roads. Local recruitment also starts in Berar itself, and the number of troops being used from Orissa is withered down. The collective navy grows as more warships are added. A couple more naval schools are opened, and many officers and sailors are trained. Mataram is now vassalised as the market becomes dominated with goods from Orissa itself. The SOC conducts more and more trade with the small states in South East Asia and frown upon the vassalisation of Bone. The new form of Hinduism, which has taken hold in the lower castles, begins to see extensive preaching. It is popular with the lower caste because it condemns the caste system, saying "the lower caste may have been created from Bhraman's feet, yet the feet are as useful as the head". The Raja begins to get quite worried, but does nothing as he feels it will "blow over". The Rajkumari turns 15 this year, and begins to take on administrative duties. Another daughter is born to the Raja, to the surprise of the populace. The Raja has just turned 40, so this is seen as quite a feat.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation occurring within its borders. Its economy expands and more trade seems to be occurring with states like Mataram. The simplified version of Hinduism also takes hold in Godavari, but its base is very small, and it is not popular with the ruling class.
  • Mataram becomes more trade oriented, and its position as a stable power in the region now seems secure due to Orissan backing. The Raja and his court lower tariffs for Orissan goods and debate whether to do so with Rajputs ones as well. They expand their army, and plan to expand into Sasak with force next year, using the Orissan navy for support. Only the Orissan Raja is told of this plan.
  • Rajputana expands the colony and many native Aphrikans convert to Hinduism. The new form of Hindu growing in Orissa is considered a heresy by most Rajput brahmin. Sikhism spreads throughout India even faster as Hinduism begins to divide in two. Many scholars believe Aphrika to be the true future of Hinduism. The navy is expanded.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Harbin colony by 2000 sq km.

1613

Wales defeats and annexes East Anglia.

  • With Lopo de Albergária's armada going back to Portugal by January, by the time he comes back, another one is already going to India, with its main commander being Nuno Fernandes Cabral, Lord of Azurara, and other squadrons being commanded by Lopo Mendes de Vasconcelos and Alfonso de Saldaña. And among the expedition, tasked with commanding the land forces, is Afonso VI, Lord of Meneses. By August, the smallest squadron, Saldaña's, remains around Africa, as a detour is taken to establish a fort at Sofala and in the city nearby, taking advantage from the chaos that ensued after the Scandinavian conquest of Mombaça. Meanwhile, by September, Nuno Cabral arrives in India stopping by in Baçaim. Nuno and Afonso decide to follow north, and by November, have taken Surate and Damão in the proccess. By the end of the year, Valçade and Náveçari also have fallen, but, unlike Lopo de Albergária, instead of going back to Portugal, Nuno stays, and so does Afonso de Meneses. However, Lopo Mendes's squadron goes back, while Saldaña's squadron returns to Portugal earlier, as it wasn't meant to go to India. Meanwhile, Maputo expands 700 sq km on its main part, as the forts recently founded will become a part of it when they are finished, which will probably not happen until early 1614. Meanwhile, in Antília, Santa Inês expands 500 sq km. Meanwhile, in Brasil, Bahia expands 800 sq km, and São Vicente expands 700 sq km. Meanwhile, in Rio da Prata, Santa Fé expands 2400 sq km on the Salgado River. A university is founded in Santa Maria. Meanwhile, Maria de Toledo gives birth to a boy, who is named Valdemar, and Margaret of Flanders (wife of Canuto/Nuno), gives birth to a boy, who is named Dinis.
  • The Satomi Shogunate continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). The clean up and aid support in Hokkaidō continues. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 km.
  • Brandenburg expands its military. Neu Berlin expands 3300 sq km. Vinland and Neu Prussen expand 100 sq km. Von Bismarkk's Land (Borneo) expands 400 sq km onto the island. Meanwhile, Von Bismarkk's Land (Australia) expands south along the coast by 200 sq km.
  • The SOC begins to churn out their own maps from the printing presses they have. These maps are proven to be much more reliable than the ones available generally, but they are a good deal more expensive too. Much more anti-islamic propaganda continues. Small industry in cities also grows, and economical trade is encouraged all around the kingdom. Berar now fields proportionately the same sized army as the rest of Orissa. The collective navy sees new ships being added and for the first time, it seems like the navy might actually be worthy to fight. Due to Mataram's insistence, in the beginning of the year, the SOC cut off trade with Sesak. The new religion's preaching seems to have died down again, and the Raja assumes that it has "passed over". Knowing Mataram's intentions, an improprou blockade is set up of the island, although the country does not go to war. Leading the blockade is the Rajkumari herself, who has yet to prove her skills.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation occurring within its borders. Its economy expands and more trade seems to be occurring with states like Mataram. The simplified version of Hinduism also takes hold in Godavari, but its base is very small.
  • Mataram sees its economy grow like never before. The nation is finally seeing the stablity it had hoped for many decades. Yet it seems like the country does not have enough space for its citizens. With the army recruited even more this year, (so-called) colonists and their leaders are sent over Sesak, where they expand 5,000 km forcefully, using Orissa's help. A few skirmishes are fought, yet this goes largely unopposed as the kingdom is not very stable and does not have as many people compared to Mataram.
  • After years of excellent relations with China, Laos joins China as a vassal.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Harbin colony by 2000 sq km.
  • Venice defeats Genoa and raids decimate the Papal Army in their winter grounds. Venetian troops seize much of Latinum and Abruzzo with the exception of the area around Rome. The Pope is asked to surrender so the Venetian army will not damage the ancient city. The Pope personally exits the city to parley with the Venetian forces. Thus at the end of the year, a referendum across the four provinces of the Papal States and its vassals shows that most voters wish to side with Venice for greater protection, an Italian identity and also a stronger economy. The Pope complies and the Venetian League agrees that the Pope will maintain his power in the Vatican and will continue to rule over the Catholic population of the world. Venice then annexes Genoa and most of the northern Papal States while Naples expands to the north. Albania, Sicily and Corsica go into diplomatic union with Venice. The Doge believes that the next few years should be spent of reconstruction and intense development of the Southern States. Nuovo Milano expands by 500 sq km to the west in the Horn of Africa while Nuovo Brescia expands 3000 sq km to the south along the Papuan coast. Venice takes over the Papal colonies of St Peter and St John and offers the colony of St Peter to another nation. Meanwhile, the colony of St Peter expands by 700 sq km onto other Caribbean Islands.
    • Portugal shows interest on this African colony.
  • Burgundy: The military is built up, the colonies expand and the division of Switzerland with the Venetians is requested again.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its colonies. Nea Lemesos is expanded by 1000 sq km around the Roman colony, and Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 500 sq km. Nea Larnaka is expanded by 300 sq km and Nea Kyrenia is expanded by 200 sq km.
  • Crete continues to expand its army and navy.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 1000 sq km south and Nya Sverige expands 1500 sq km west. New Georgia expands 1000 sq km south with the goal of reaching Nya Danmark. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottland expands 500 sq km along the peninsula. Afrika Skandinaviska expands into the disorederly territory north. Major renovations are made to the port of Mombasa, beginning with a military and naval base, in order for the port to continue its role as a major trading hub.
  • France: Fort Moreau expands 500 sq km west, though Fort Ouest-Bout will expand 500 sq km south this time. Ready for war, King Louis III orders tFrench warships to begin the bombarding of coastal defenses of Brittany, followed by 30,000 soldiers of the Army to be sent in to invade the Duchy. Now with modernized equipment, the French hope to take another swing at potential land for the Kingdom.
  • Novgorod becomes more modernized, and the navy is built up. The Novgoodian Academy of Sciences is founded, and more research into special forces tech is put up as well as the continuation of the economic development plan.
  • The Mayan Empire increases the economy. Mayan religion continues to decline. Haven and Xaman expand east and south, respectively, 1000 km.
  • Rajputana expands the colony and Hindus continue to move there from Rajputana proper.
  • Apache: Great Warchief Govind has commissioned the construction of a port and armouries are being built in all the 25 cities including Ekta. The Shamantic Front is very strong in the northern part of the country and Catholocism in the Southern part.

1614

A plague epidemic starting in North Africa spreads to Granada, and the rest of the Mediterranean coast up to Provence.

The Welsh annex Wessex and the divided remains of Kent. Welsh King Andreas I begins a project to transform Caerdydd into a capital worthy of the grand Kingdom he desires. He encourages Welsh settlement in formerly English-dominated areas. The Welsh begin a plan to effectively elliminate the English language in Wales.

The Empire of Sudan continues their drive to expand to the Red Sea.

  • As Nuno Cabral's forces are still on Gujarat, another armada, mainly commanded by Francisco Gómez de Sandoval, Marchess of Toro, with the other squadrons being commanded by Dinis de Setúbal and António de Oquendo. Having left earlier than the other expeditions, it continues with some more time to stop. By late August, Oquendo's squadron establishes a fort on the island of Moçambique, which is in a similar state to Sofala. The same proceedings as in Sofala are made, and the armada sets off again to India. In India, the battles continue with Nuno Cabral, and Afonso de Meneses, and not long before Sandoval's expedition arrives, the city of Baruche is taken, but Baçaim is attacked by Gujarati forces not long later. The attack is repelled. From Damão, The Portuguese win another naval battle near Bhavnagar, and by October, Diu is taken, with Nuno Cabral as the commander of the naval force on those two battles, but in the end of the year, Sandoval's squadron attacks and captures Cambaia. However, all of the squadrons, except for Dinis de Setúbal's, stay on Gujarat. Meanwhile, Maputo expands 1400 sq km into Sofala and its neighbouring states from the fortresses. Meanwhile, in Brasil, São Vicente expands 800 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1350 sq km, and Santa Fé expands 1050 sq km along the Salgado River. Meanwhile, The Duke of Bragança, Fernando II, dies, and is succeeded by his son João. Meanwhile, Maria de Toledo gives birth to a girl, who is named Teresa, and Isabel de Castro gives birth to a boy, who is named Fernando. Meanwhile, in León, a book called "Segundo tomo del ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha, que contiene su tercera salida y es la quinta parte de sus aventuras. Compuesto por el licenciado Alfonso Fernández de Avellaneda, natural de la villa de Tordesillas" is published, an unauthorized sequel to "El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha". Meanwhile, in Portugal, an earthquake happens on Açores, causing great destruction on Terceira, and destroying the village of Praia da Vitória. Meanwhile, in León and Castille, measures are taken to avoid the plague that already has come to Murcia from spreading more into their borders, particularly on Castille.
  • Cyprus continues to expand Nea Lemesos around the Kingdom of Rome's colony. As a result, it expands by 1000 sq km. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 400 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 400 sq km and Nea Kyrenia is expanded by 200 sq km.
  • The Satomi Shogunate continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). Shogun Satomi Kimiyasu steps down and soon Satomi Naoyasu becomes new Shogun of the Satomi Shogunate. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 km.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Harbin colony by 2000 sq km.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 1000 sq km south and Nya Sverige expands 1500 sq km west. New Georgia expands 1000 sq km south with the goal of reaching Nya Denmark. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottland expands 500 sq km along the peninsula. Afrika Skandinaviska expands into the disorderly territory north. The puppet sapa Inca dies and since he had no heir, the Viceroyalten av Nya Skandinavia annexes its vassal. Renovations to Mombasa continue, with the goal of strengthening its position as a major trading port in the Indian Ocean.
  • Ethiopia continues to develop its military and economy, and expands Borona by 250 km.
  • The Mayan Empire increases the military stationed around the country. Mayan religion continues to decline. Haven and Xaman expand east and south, respectively, 1000 km.
  • Brandenburg expands its military. Von Bismarkk's Land (Australia) is lost as the colonists fully integrate with the natives. Meanwhile, Neu Mecklenburg, the territory acquired from the Bonoman, expands 200 sq km. Neu Berlin expands 3200 sq km in Canada/Michigan (evenly) and Von Bismarkk's Land (Borneo), Neu Prussen, and Vinland expand 200 sq km each.
  • Saxony: After a long, arduous campaign, the Hessian and Saxon armies manage to conquer all of Paderborn. The Catholic Administration of Paderborn, made up of prominent Catholic nobles, clergymen and burghers, takes nominal control of the country. Real control, however, rests in the hands of the commander of the Wettin forces.
  • Anhalt: Fighting continues in Anhalt. Despite having the support of much of the population, Rudolf and his generals steadily lose control over the countryside. Prince Leopold II, his numbers swelled with Magdeburger troops and Italian merceneries, wins control, but not popularity. The people resent the presence of foreign troops on Anhaltese soil, and many see that Rudolf was right in saying that under Leopold, Anhalt will become a puppet of Brandenburg and Leopold's creditors. But despite the popular opinion, Leopold's army surges on, pushing Rudolf and his supporters further and further south towards the Bavarian border. Eventually the Rudolfians have nowhere left to run. With Leopoldois forces advancing on three sides, Rudolf gives his generals his thanks and offers for them to surrender. None accept, and Rudolf, in an act of redeeming self-sacrifice, leads his forces in a final fight. He is killed in the battle along with most of his army, and any who survive are brutally slaughtered by order of Leopold. Leopold, fresh from his victory, travels to his capital for his re-investiture as Prince Leopold II of Anhalt. One of the first acts of his restoration is to order the execution of people known to have supported the "usurper Rudolf". But all is not lost for the supporters of Princess Anna's line. During the battle, Rudolf's pregnant wife and their daughter Madeleine stole over the border into Bavaria, and through Bavaria into Austria.
    • Venice congratulates Leopold for winning the civil war. Venice also sends materials and aid to help with reconstruction.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: The Archbishop, glad to have played his cards right, has a mass in celebration of the victory, and sits back, waiting for the spoils of war to come rolling in.
  • Italy 1614

    Map of Italy and nearby nations in 1614.

    Venice returns to a state of tranquility. Many citizens living in the Italian Peninsula rejoice the fact that the Italian Peninsula has been united under one government for the first time since the fall of the Romans. The Doge of Venice and Piedmont is finally persuaded to allow Venice to become a constitutional monarchy after years of persuasion by many nobles in the High Council for his and his father's now successful efforts to unify the Italian Peninsula. Thus the Kingdoms of Venice & Piedmont are born. The government of Venice focuses on infrastructure development in the Southern provinces and finalizes the borders after the absorbtion of the Papal States. The Pope while unhappy at the loss of his nation, nevertheless realizes that to have one government ruling Italy would benefit his people as well. He agrees to crown the new King of Venice & Piedmont in Venice next year and also accepts a seat on the High Council of Venice. Nuovo Milano begins moving into the neighbouring Swahili State by expanding by 1000 sq km. Nuovo brescia expands by another 1500 sq km and Nuovo Venexia expands by 700 sq km.
  • SOC maps now begin to dominate the map industry, with most merchants using SOC maps if they are going trading in South East Asia. Much more anti-islamic propaganda continues. Small industry in cities also grows, and economical trade is encouraged all around the kingdom. Berar continues to be admitted and districts are sorted out with their tax collectors. More ships are added to the navy, newer ones which have elements copied from European ships sighted. In the dark alleyways, and small villages, the preaching of the new form of Hinduism continues. Slowly, but surely, more and more people - mainly in the villages, are seeing that the new religion is better and begin to convert. Yet the Bhramins despise the new religion and order and only see one option, setting up a new life in Mataram and the newly occupied Sesak. Thousands set off (paying the SOC) and establish new lives in Sesak, where the Mataram government wants its influence. The Rajkumari continues with the blockade, which seems to be going really well and continues to deprive Sesak of trade. The economy of Sesak, in turn, collapses and they find they cannot continue resisting.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation occurring within its borders. Its economy expands and more trade seems to be occurring with states like Mataram. The simplified version of Hinduism also takes hold in Godavari, and its base begins to grow here too.
  • Matarami Expansion (PMII)
    Mataram's economy begins to boom as much trade from Orissa comes in, and they have had the tariffs lowered for them. Many Matarami also begin to try their hand in business, and flock over to Orissa to try their hand there, in an untapped market (from their perspective). More men are recruited this year to fight and defend the country. Sesaki resistance collapses due their economy collapsing and the whole island is taken over by the Mataramis. The begin to send people to live on the island to help free up space. Their efforts are aided by the waves of Bharmin Hindus arriving via the SOC. The Matarami also hail the Orissan Rajkumari and her fleet for their efforts against the Sesaki.
  • China expands its Hawaiian colony by 2000 sq km. The main dock, 千海之島 (Island on a Thousand Seas) has become a nexus of pan-Pacific trade. Ships from many nations dock at the island for rest, the island being a halfway point for ships going across the Pacific. Meanwhile, a new, faster method of silk production is discovered. The supply of silk increases drastically this year.
    • SOC traders make contact with Chinese merchant ships and visit Chinese ports. They, on behalf of Orissa, ask for trade agreements and lower tariffs on their goods for visa versa.
    • China accepts
  • The Arabian Federation expands 14,900 sq km inland as the Comchellak vassal expands southwards into Madasgacar. The Arabian expedition returns back to Arabia after mapping the northern coastline of the southern continent (OTL Australia) and exploring the East Indies. Sultan Omar looks over this information and holds a meeting concerning East Indies colonization. Elsewhere this meeting also finalizes plans for East African colonization and an expedition is sent to establish a colony on OTL Mafia Island called Mafia.
  • Apache: Great Warchief Govind started the construction of the Cathedral in the Apachean homeland. The elite horse archer units return home and bring with them new ideas and weapons plus European literature.
  • The Nasrid Emirate starts trying to contain this plague. The best Andalusian scientists and doctors are summoned to the court to start trying to make a cure. The war is ended in a white peace because of the plague.
  • The Levantine Kingdom (Sorry for the absence) expands New Syria by 2100 sq km, Rihnad Mihyah by 500, and Nusasntara by 400. Ibrahim continues looking for a Western bride and starts planning the marriage of high-profile Christian Hashemites to Christian kingdoms around him, such as Rome, Persia and Cyprus (although western nations like Venice and Scandinavia are still sent envoys). The economy is improved and plans to kill the Sultan of Ternate and vassalise the remaining Sultanate begin.
  • Burgundy: The colonies expand and the Military is built up. Though in a Revolt, the king is stripped of all his remaining power and the government now becomes a Constitutional monarchy
  • This post was written three hours after the turn of the year and it is metagaming.
  • Russia works on its military and economy by creating new jobs building ships and weapons andn the Academy of Sciences.

1615

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The Duchy of Árpád inherits the Kingdom of Hungary, after the King of Hungary dies with no heirs, and the throne passes to his nephew, the Duke of Arpád. Hungary, under the new king, forms a close alliance with Romania.
  • With three squadrons in Gujarat, another armada is sent to Gujarat, now having as main commander Afonso VI, Count of Ourém, and commanding the other squadrons, Sebastián Vizcaíno and Pedro V de Castro, Count of Lemos. With forts already established in Sofala and Moçambique and no other city to go, the only thing the armada does in Africa is stop in the fort of Sofala and then in Melinde. From then, the expedition goes to Gujarat. Meanwhile, in Gujarat, the already present squadrons capture Bávenagar, but after that, Afonso de Meneses' land forces stay on Cambaia, and try to take more inland territory from the start of the year. Meanwhile, over the course of the year, smaller land forces than Afonso's one take Jamnagar, Porbandar, Buje and Rájecote. After Afonso's forces have already taken some territory inland. The Gujarati Sultan finally agrees to an armistice, with Portugal retaining all the conquered territories. A peace treaty is still being put together. The news of this still haven't got to Portugal, as it was only signed by the year's end. Most of the squadrons go back to Portugal except for Nuno Cabral's. Meanwhile, Maputo expands 2200 sq km into Sofala and Moçambique. Meanwhile, Santa Maria expands 700 sq km south, and São Vicente expands 2000 sq km. Meanwhile, in Tremembé, a native attack destroys the village of Nazaré. The natives remain in control of the area for a while, until the Portuguese regain control of Uopanuaçu. Meanwhile, in Castille, Miguel de Cervantes publishes "Segunda parte del Ingenioso caballero don Quijote de la Mancha", partially motived by the apocryphal sequel of 1614. Meanwhile, Margaret of Flanders gives birth to a boy, who is named Nuno. Meanwhile, again in Castille, the Duke of Jaén and former king of Castille, Fadrique II, dies, and is succeeded by his son Maximiliano.
  • The Satomi Shogunate continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 km. Meanwhile, the very few people who are Jīdūhists decide to move to the colony of Tojiko and hopefully they can become more successful there, seeing as it has absolutety no success in Japan. Taoism becomes popular in Northern Japan thanks to the Mononobe and Rokkaku clans.
  • Brandenburg expands its military. Neu Berlin expands 3200 sq km. Vinland and Neu Prussen expand 200 sq km each. Neu Mecklenburg expands 300 sq km north and northeast, while Von Bismarck's Land expands 200 sq km. The National Police uncover Rudolf of Anhalt's former wife hiding in Bohemia. She is jailed and the child is taken into custody. (Callum, I can undo this if you want.) A fleet travels to Mysore and asks for and receives special trading rights there and a monopoly of the European market in the country. A famous scientist named Louis Kepler decides that the Earth is not at the center of the universe; rather, the Earth travels around the Sun. Also, he discovers some moons of Jupiter with a newly invented telescope. He publishes a paper called the Revolutionary Thinking Man's Guide to the Heavens. Lots of people read it. Guys, where's the Renaissance?
  • Mod Post: Louis Kepler is accused of blasphemy and his discoveries are largely ignored.
  • This is Galileo under a German ATL name. Galileo was tolerated until a point. Can the blasphemic accusations continue until Kepler accuses the Pope of manipulating the scientific beliefs of the people, as was the case with Galileo?
  • Since most states involved were either NPC's and the player nations, most of the time, didn't bother to post something, we just assumed it happened anyway.
  • Well, I (Bavaria) did post a man named Hans Joseph who discovered the use of the microscope for astrology.
  • Yeah, that's fine, I just changed it to Bohemia to make it fit with last year's post. Just don't execute them please. Callumthered (talk)
  • In Luxembourg, Louis XVIII is overthrown in a revolution, and Louis IX is restored to the throne. Despite the massive shift in government, plans proceed as formerly determined and Burgundy is invaded.
    • Brandenburg sends men to Burgundy as well.
    • Navarre sends supplies.
    • Aragon sends MV aid.
    • Louis IX? Considering your high turnover rate for them, Louis IX should have reigned around 1550.
    • No, that's not how it works. What on Earth have you been reading? The revolutionary period only began around 1600 or so.
    • If the revolutionary period only started around 1600, so technically, there should be no problem with this, unless you mean 1700's.
  • The Nasrid Emirate continues to study the plague, and studies the symptoms. Scientists continue to try to find a cure.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its Nea Lefkosia colony around the colony of the Kingdom of Rome. It expands by 1000 sq km. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 350 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 350 sq km and Nea Kyrenia is expanded by 300 sq km. In response to the Levantine Kingdom's Christian Hashemites, Cyprus provides various daughters of Cypriot nobles and royalty to marry.
  • France: Continues expanding Fort Ouest-Bout south 500 sq km, while Fort Moreau is expanded 500 sq km west. War continues against the Bretons.
  • Aragonese unaffected people are strictly moved north, and the puppet government relocates too. We investigate the plague and ask the Nasrids for cooperation.
  • Apache: A new religion has developed in Ekta by an Apachean Catholic priest named Hridayesh. Govinado who claims to have had a revelation from the Great Spirit and the tenets stress Apachean cultural values and a return to more importance on the family and clan. The strange tenet is that they will swear loyalty to the Pope if they respect their freedom to worship freely. Great Warchief is afraid of the growth of the new faith and it has a strong presence in the south-eastern part of the nation.
  • Burgundy: The colonies expand and the Luxembourgish offensive surprises the Kingdom. While this, the troops try to stop the Luxembourgish advance.
    • French Diplomacy: Promises full support to ally and best friend, Burgundy, and sends 20,000 soldiers to help defend Burgundy, which will include pulling 5,000 soldiers from the Breton Offensive to go help Burgundy.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 1000 sq km south and Nya Sverige expands 1500 sq km west. New Georgia expands 1000 sq km south with the goal of reaching Nya Denmark. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottland expands 500 sq km along the peninsula. Afrika Skandinaviska expands into the disorderly territory north. Nya Skandinavia annexes its western vassal. Military aid is given to Luxembourg as Scandinavia joins the war to destroy Burgundy, a nation long despised by the Queen and Scandinavians alike. The Queen travels to Venezia and congratulates the Doge of Venice on his unification of his people. The powerful and large naval fleet out of Suecia Aragones easily blockades the Burgundian and French Mediterranean coast.
  • Saxony: With Paderborn under friendly Catholic Administration, and preparations for its annexation to Hesse coming along well, King Otto II turns hs attention to his unruly vassal, Anhalt. Aware that unrest so close to home is not good for his throne's stability, Otto decides to show his poorer cousin who is boss. By Royal Decree, the King is permitted to appoint three of the members of the Anhaltese Landtag, the control of the Army, while still with the Anhaltese Prince, will be monitored by a Saxon military Attache, who can overrule the Prince's decisions. Furthermore, any relations with foreign powers are to go through the King of Saxony or his Landtag. In other news, the military begins rebuilding after the Paderborn campaign.
    • Brandenburg on behalf of Luxembourg asks for aid against Burgundy.
  • Anhalt: The new Royal Decree makes the restored Prince Leopold II even more unpopular with his subjects. Coupled with his raising of taxes to pay off his debts to the Italian Mercenaries, the Archbishop of Magdeburg, and his Bank creditors, it is only with great skill (and good use of Magdeburger soldiers) that Leopold is not assassinated.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: The first lot of payments from Prince Leopold are used by Archbishop Victor to build an observatory for the Magdeburg University. Although secretly seeing the sense in the Keplerian system, Victor publicly denounces it.
  • Eire: Begins work on expanding the military and achieving better weaponry. The leader dies and a new king, King Forrestal I takes power. Noticing how Scandinavia took over Scotland, we ask them for a Peace treaty. Starts to build better ships. Asks Burgundy and France for an alliance. Can someone add me on the map? My Photoshop is terrible. Thanks.
    • ​Wait for the next map. We will add you on then as per our policy. (We add people after they have played five turns). Also we use Paint not Photoshop.
  • The new King of Venice and Piedmont is crowned in an elaborate ceremony in Venice by the Pope. His first decree is to honor the alliance with Scandinavia and attempt to regain influence over Switzerland and reconquer Northern Savoy which a previous Doge had foolishly gambled away. The Venetian army fresh from the Venetian War of Centralization marches into the Alpine passes of Switzerland claiming victory in the battles of Chur and St Gallen. They are followed by the various armies of the other members of the Venetian League. Meanwhile, Nuovo Milano expands by 2000 sq km into the Swahili City State to its west taking advantage of the chaos there to gain important port and military facities.
  • The Arabian Federation expands 15,000 sq km inland as the Comchellak vassal expands southwards into Madasgacar. The Arabian expedition expands their colony across Mafia Island as the Mafia Island colony expands a further 1,000 sq km. Sultan Omar decides to hold off the plans for East Indies colonization and focus on East Africa and Madasgacar for the time being, as Sultan Omar begins campaigning to be re-elected in next year's Sultan elections. Other candidates for the Sultan's role campaign based on increasing Arabian colonization and they gain a lot of support from merchants and navy admirals.
  • Rajputana expands the Aphrikan colony by 500 sq km and more plantations are created. The navy is improved.
  • The Mayan Empire improves the economy. Mayan religion continues to decline. Xaman and Haven expand south and east, respectively, 1000 km.
    • A Neu Berlinian envoy is sent to the Mayan Empire and they advise the Mayans to invade the Burgundish colonies as Burgundy is distracted back home.
  • The SOC, seeing the strife beginning in the small (and larger cities), decides that they could use it to their advantage. Gaining more shareholders this year, the open up an offer to establish a colony in South East Asia. Even the SOC has not decided where, but there is a surge in the sale of its stocks, skyrocketing. Much more anti-Islamic propaganda continues. Small industry in cities also grows, and economical trade is encouraged all around the kingdom. All the businees with Berar is finally sorted out. More ships are added to the navy, newer ones which have elements copied from European ships sighted. In the dark alleyways, and small villages, the preaching of the new form of Hinduism continues. Slowly, but surely, more and more people - mainly in the villages, are seeing that the new religion is better and begin to convert. More Bhramins move, but many begin to wait for the SOC to begin to set up its colony. The Rajkumari is celebrated because of her effective leading of troops, even though many under her thought she would be terrible because she is a female. The Raja is proud of his daughter and begins to give her command of the navy. The army also receives newer cannons and rifles. Roads are also improved to increase trade and new roads are started to Godavari.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation occurring within its borders. Its economy expands and more trade seems to be occurring with states like Mataram. The simplified version of Hinduism also takes hold in Godavari, and its base begins to grow here too. More roads begin construction and its army is grown.
  • Mataram's economy begins to boom as much trade from Orissa comes in, and they have had the tariffs lowered for them. Many Matarami businessmen begin to make a profit in Orissa. More men are recruited this year to fight and defend the country. Sesak sees more colonisation by Matarami citizens and they begin to build new villages and schools. As well as this, to assimilate the Sesaki, their school syllabus is changed. However, because both speak the same language, this is easier in the communication area.
    • ​School syllabus? Are you trying to make me laugh? Education only became centralized in the late 18th and early 19th century. Plus I doubt Sesak has any schools. They might have a couple monasteries but that's all the education they can offer.
    • Oh well. I didn't really know what to write. Looks like this will have to be done the old fashioned way, propaganda.
  • More work on the Russian military and economies continue. A grand university project begins and, following the western example, universities are granted autonomy from the government, i.e., professors can't be censored. Colony of Novorossiya expands 2000 sq km around the other colonies.

1616

  • Portugal resumes military preparations. Meanwhile, The news of Gujarat's surrender arrives in Portugal, along with the commanders, with the exception of Nuno Cabral. Eventually, Cabral is appointed as viceroy of India, a post that he is supposed to hold for three years, unless he is appointed again when his term comes to an end. As such, he replaces the provisional governor appointed by Lopo Soares de Albergária, the Leonese Sancho Vásquez de Coronado. Nuno is also elevated to Count of Azurara, and Albergária, himself, is elevated to Count of Pombalinho. Francisco Gómez de Sandoval is created Duke of Cambaia, a title that will not apply to his descendants. Afonso VI, Count of Ourém is elevated to Marchess and Afonso VI, Lord of Meneses, is elevated to Count of Meneses. Meanwhile in Índia, Nuno Cabral places the headquarters of the colony in Cambaia, and the territory is divided into three comarcas, one centered in Baçaim, the other on Diu and the other on Damão. The infrastructure, especially when it comes to better link the inland parts to the main cities, is improved. Meanwhile, Isabel de Castro gives birth to a girl, who is named Isabel. Meanwhile in Brasil, Pará expands 700 sq km along the coast, and in Tremembé, another settlement is founded on the place where Nazaré used to be, being called São Luís de Tremembé. Meanwhile, Maputo expands 1500 sq km in Moçambique and Sofala, and in Antília, Santo Amaro expands 400 sq km and São Tomé expands 100 sq km. Bissau expands 500 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, Santa Fé expands 2300 sq km north along the Salgado river.
  • The Satomi Shogunate continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 km.
  • The Ethiopian emperor orders the invasion of Adal, seeking to secure the coast of northern Somalia for the empire. Once the coast is taken, plans to move into the rest of East Africa.
  • Eire: The king visits Wales. Work on the navy continues. France and Burgundy's alliance offer is revoked and one is sent to Brandenburg and Saxony instead.
    • Brandenburg accepts.
    • Bavaria asks for an alliance.
    • Eire accepts.
  • Brandenburg expands its military. The war on Burgundy continues. Neu Berlin expands 3200 sq km in Canada and Michigan evenly. Neu Prussen and Vinland expand 200 sq km each. Von Bismarkk's Land and Neu Mecklenburg expand 250 sq km each. Relations with Mysore continue to improve. Louis Kepler continues to discover new findings. He publishes a work entitled The Intellectval Mans Gvide To The Heavens And Thus Works Therein, And Restrictions Svbiected To The Mind. [sic]. It proclaims that the Pope and the rest of the Holy See are working to prevent the people from learning the truth, that the Earth is not the center of the universe. Wilhelm is somewhat sure in Kepler's discoveries, what with him being a long time trusted member of the Royal Science Board. Nevertheless, he is fired from his position of Royal Scientist and Mathematician, for everyone's good.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 1000 sq km south and Nya Sverige expands 1500 sq km west. New Georgia expands 1000 sq km south with the goal of reaching Nya Denmark. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottland expands 500 sq km along the peninsula. Afrika Skandinaviska expands into the disorderly territory north. The blockade of Southern France and the Burgundian exclave continues. The Straits of Gibraltar are closed to France, depriving their young colonies of supplies from the south. The Viceroy of New Scandinavia prepares a fleet and a force of 1,000 men to seize Fort Ouest-Bout in the south.
  • Aragon expands its military. More men are sent to Burgundy. We send men into Southern France.
  • Navarre expands its economy and infrastructure. More men are sent to fight Burgundy.
  • Research on the plague continues in the Nasrid Emirate.
  • The Arabian Federation expands 15,000 sq km inland as the Comchellak vassal expands southwards into Madasgacar. The Arabian expedition expands their colony across Mafia Island as the Mafia Island colony expands a further 1,000 sq km. Sheik Akram of Bahrain wins this year's Sultan elections, following his dedication to East Indies colonization and expansion in East Africa and Madasgacar. Sultan Akram begins to organise a naval force to invade and annex one of the island nations in the East Indies.
  • Apache: The new faith has adopted a uniting name Christ's Shamans and is growing more and more influential with the lower and middle classes because it stresses being one with nature and following in Jesus's footsteps so all priests cannot touch money and must eat kosher. Studying of religious scripts begin and small street wars have been fought to obtain the scripture. The military is upgraded with 1/10 of the army armed with muskets.
  • The Russians continue to modernize their military and economy. The Economic development plan continues its course, as NETA's Russian Branch fills the spot of Russian traders and merchants' official representation. The NETA navy also grows with the purchase of a Bogatyr from the Russian army. The New Duma is elected into service and it is very much pro-Tsar. In its first meeting, the Duma passes two pieces of legislation, the colonial act, which establishes the rights and obligations of colony-dwellers, its largest provision is to set up the right to form a Veche and if their population grows beyond 500,000, to form a Duma if they so choose. The second piece of legislature is the so-called "Russia Proclamation". It states that the only recognized legitimate government in the former Russian federal territory is the one of the Tsardom of Russia, and it proclaims the governments of all other "rebel states" as illegitimate and "must be dealt with, by force, if necessary". colony of novorossiya grows by 2000 sq km around the other colonies
  • Minsk finishes the construction of the Duma. The fist Duma elections take place after a national census. The Minskian army starts to convert to flintlocks.
  • (Sorry for the inactivity - was working all weekend) TUKBT expands infrastructure and begins plans to build up the military next turn. Hans Joseph, world renowned professor and discoverer of the optical telescope begins to explore a new science, the science of the stars. Fearing Church reprisal, he seeks protection from the Queen which she grants.
  • Cyprus continues to expand its Nea Lemesos colony around the colony of the Kingdom of Rome. Nea Lemesos expands 1000 sq km. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 350 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 350 sq km and Nea Kyrenia is expanded by 300 sq km.
  • France: Fort Moreau expands 500 sq km west, while Fort Ouest-Bout expand 500 sq km south. Realising that if Burgundy falls, that France will likely be taken over next by the Luxembourgish and the Germans. It leads to embarassingly request a ceasefire with Brittany, in order to send 15,000 soldiers to fight alongside the Burgundy Kingdom.
  • Venice continues to fight in Switzerland and Southern Burgundy. Greek troops, skilled at mountainous warfare break into Bern and Upper Switzerland's cantons. A Florentine thinker creates the first microscope by mistake while attempting to make a telescope. He observes baterium and then notices that that they are made up of cells. He then discovers that his own body is made of cells. He publishes his findings, however the Church declares them blasphemous. The King of Venice, a devout Catholic, puts the thinker under house arrest and burns his publications. However, several of his students continue his work in secret at the University of Venice, among them is the heir to the throne. Meanwhile, Venice manages to create a two-manned submersible. However, too many sink and fail to allow them to be currently used at any occupation. The King orders researchers to discover a flexible substance that is waterproof. Meanwhile, Nuovo Milano is sold to Scandinavia in return for West Point. Both states maintain a small naval base in their former colonies. Nuovo Venexia expands by 2100 sq km in Cuba and Nuovo Brescia expands by 2100 sq km southwards along the coastline.
  • Saxony: The Eirish offer of an alliance is accepted, although, being landlocked as we are, we wonder at how effective it would be. His Majesty appoints three trusted minor politicians to become members of the Anhaltese Landtag, and also appoints a very loyal Major to be the Military Attache to the Anhaltese army. After much debate in the Landtag, the King agrees to send an expeditionary force to assist his friends Brandenburg in their Burgundian adventure. In domestic politics, nothing much happens. The Hessians continue rebuilding their strength, and preparing the beurocratic way for the official annexation of Paderborn.
  • Anhalt: The Prince is as unpopular as ever, what with the high taxes and the rude awakening fom the idea that Anhalt is an independent country, as opposed to a vassal of a much larger, much more powerful country. Many small pro-Rudolf groups spring up around the principality. Their movement is called Ananism, because it calls for a restoration of Princess Anna's line.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: More of the Anhaltese payments go into the university, while some also goes into improving the army.
  • Burgundy: the military focus in swiftly stoping the forces to reach the Capital Dijon, while the colonies defend themselves from the Scandinavian and Brandenburgian Hit, the Military continues losing small patches of territory of the armies, though less of the expected to a much nore capable army.
  • The Mayan Empire is torn between two allies, Burgundy and Brandenburg. While it does not want to see Burgundy destroyed, it also does not want to betray the trust of Brandenburg. In the end, the decision is made to move troops into the Burgundian colony of Neu Antwerp, to defend it. In the event that Burgundy survives, the colony will be handed back over. In the case that Burgundy is destroyed, the colony will be established as a place for the Burgundian government-in-exile, and be established as an autonomus region of the Empire. A new leader comes into the Oligarchy, Kristoff, who was formally educated in Europe. He launches major changes to the Mayan economy. The economy increases, as the middle class is encouraged to establish their own businesses. The Royal Academy is expanded, with branches being established in several major cities. These provide the opportunity for more upper class citizens to learn, with an emphasis on business. The amount of smaller vessels is increased, to increase the overall size of the country's fishing fleet. Xaman and Haven expand south and west, respectively, 1000 km.
  • The Chinese colony on Honolulu sets up more settlements on the Big Island. A 2000 sq km area is claimed by the colony. Meanwhile, relations with Malacca improve after a silk/spice deal is reached. In order to accommodate for the rising number of resources being exported by China, treasure ships are created. These ships are designed to be fast while not sacrificing hull space. The ships are still on the drawing board.
  • Orissan Colony (PMII)
    The SOC's ship numbers swell up this year as more stocks are bought and their funding is greatened. After advertising about their offer to start a new life, hundreds of families (mostly Bhramins) take up the offer. The fleet of ships sets of early in the year, with of course the Raja's blessings, and makes landfall a few weeks later. The colony is set up on the uncivilised areas of Sabah, roughly 50 km large. Much more anti-Islamic propaganda continues. Small industry in cities also grows, and economical trade is encouraged all around the kingdom. The navy grows by only one ship this year, and an overhaul and upgrade of current ships is ordered. Interest in how the universe works also grows among the enlightened. It is a known fact that the world is round, but what many want to know is, what is up there in the sky? The growth of the new religion begins to reach many remote areas of Orissa. The Raja is impressed with the SOC and their significant growth in just a few years, and gives them more funding. He also begins to worry about the new form of Hinduism beginning to spread, as it is growing quite popular in some towns. He considers using the army to suppress the situation, but refrains for now, instead trying to encourage trade. He also begins to wonder if setting up a company to establish orderly trade with the far away nations in the west would be beneficial or not.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation occurring within its borders. Its economy expands and more trade seems to be occurring with states like Mataram. The simplified version of Hinduism does not grow so much this year, probably due to the people being more focused on the colonisation attempt.
  • Mataram's economy sees economic growth it has never seen before. The standards of living begin to go up, and many citizens decide to move to Sesak to start up businesses. Many Matarami businessmen continue to do well in Orissa. More men are recruited this year to fight and defend the country. In Sesak, more colonists arrive, and many move into already existing villages. This begins to cause some problems as the Sesakis are not too comfortable with them. However, they are too beginning to see benefits as more traders and competition has helped the common man buy goods at a cheaper rate than before.
    • Sorry, this was posted way after the turn was over. As soon as it closes, it's gone. We're cracking down on this.
    • You know a few hours are given after the next turn has been posted for the previous turn (Lurker himself had said this). And only two nations had posted, no world changer...
    • Plus, my turn was in the immediate and does not contradict already said events (only Portugal posted). And seriously, since when was an hour after the new turn was posted "way after"?

1617

  • Portugal continues to prepare its military, and León and Castille do the same. Meanwhile, in India, the infrastructure continues being improved, while Nuno makes a peace treaty with the Sultan of Gujarat, which does nothing but confirm the Portuguese possession of the cities captured. Meanwhile, Maputo expands 1500 sq km into Moçambique and Sofala, in Rio da Prata, Santa Fé expands 1500 sq km along the Salgado, in Antília, Santa Inês expands 500 sq km inland, and in Brasil, São Vicente expands 1200 sq km inland and Rio Grande expands 500 sq km inland. Meanwhile, Margaret of Flanders gives birth to a boy, who is named João. Meanwhile, Maria de Toledo gives birth to a girl, who is named Constança. Meanwhile in Portugal, a bridge is built on the Cávado River, linking São Paio de Merelim to the couto of Prado, both near Braga.
  • The Satomi Shogunate continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 km.
  • Soon after the Academy of Sciences starts its work on magnetism, a young astronomer named Gregoriy Rastenkov, by using magnetized spheres he names "zemlepodobs" (OTL terelas), colloquially later known within the academy as Rastenkov Spheres, in several experiments, concludes that the Earth itself has a magnetic field. That is why compasses point north, instead of being attracted to the North Star, as previously believed. This also explains why compasses don't point north in Antillia. He publishes his work named "Magnity, Polya, Iy Tsar-Magnit Zemlya" (Magnets, field and Earth the Tsar-Magnet). In his work, he describes his experiments, and his three conclusions: the Earth is itself a magnet, a magnet, if divided in two, will reproduce itself a north and south pole, and the core of the earth, he argues, must be made of iron. (This is ATL's William Gilbert). More telescopes are purchased to begin observing astronomical phenomena, one of the lead astronomers is named Ruslan Nemsky. Russia wishes to be one of the greatest partners in the scientific community, and try to convince others to learn their language. Meanwhile, the military complex is hard at work replacing old ships and ruzhios (muskets and rifle muskets). The Economic plan flourishes, and a printer translates and prints a copy of Kepler's observations in the Capital and another version is printed in Minsk and Moscow. The Tsar's College of Physicians is officially founded.
  • Apache: Three-tenths of the Apachean army has a musket or rifle and all the units are irregular units. The three main religions in Apachean lands are Christ's Shamans 25%, Shaminism 30% and Catholicism 45%. Catholicism is losing sway with the people and Shaminism is also declining. Many are converting to Christ's Shamans.
  • Brandenburg expands its military. War on Burgundy continues. Louis Kepler is allowed to go free due to the fact that the government is occupied in other business. Kepler continues his work in secret and continues to note proofs of heliocentricism and more celestial bodies. He concludes that orbits are elliptical. He decides against moving to Russia, where his ideas would be accepted, because it goes against his traditional values. Meanwhile, Neu Berlin expands 3200 sq km. Vinland and Neu Prussen are expanded 200 sq km each. Neu Mecklenburg and Von Bismarkk's Land expand 250 sq km each, both north and northeast.
  • Eire: continues work on the Navy, and sends a little help to bring down Burgundy. The king is impressed with Wales.
  • France: Fort Ouest-Bout expands 500 sq km south, while Fort Moreau expands 500 sq km west. French soldiers continue fighting off Luxembourgish and German troops in Burgundy, though since the enemy also has muskets, much to the fear of the French Army.
  • The Mayan Empire, after much debate, decides that it would be the smarter decision to support Luxembourg over Burgundy. Troops move into the colony of Neu Antwerp and take it relatively quickly. The fishing fleet increases. Mayan religion continues to decline. Xaman and Haven expand south and east, respectively, 1000 km.
  • The Levantine Kingdom decides to end the project of printable Syriac, and instead adopts the Latin alphabet for use in printing presses. Ibrahim marries several Hashemites to Cypriot noblewomen. Meanwhile, New Syria expands by 2300 sq km, Rihnad Mihyah by 500 and Nusantara by 200.
  • Venice finally creates the world first usable submarine. It is powered by oars and can hold five men. The King orders the construction of over 1000 of these submarines and orders utmost secrecy in this endeavour. The Venetian army stalls in the Siege of Geneva by successfully moving through most of Northern Savoy. Venice expands Nuovo Brescia by 3000 sq km down the coast of New Guinea and expands Nuovo Venexia by 1200 sq km into Cuba. West Point successfully added to Nuovo Venexia and Scandinavian and Mayan settlers are allowed to return home if they wish.
  • Emir Nasr ibn Muhammed al-Nasrid dies and is replaced by his son, Aslam ibn Nasr al-Nasrid. The marshal of the Nasrid Emirate, Basel, becomes regent of Aslam. He promotes the Arabic culture by promoting Arabic writers and painters. Research is done on the plague.
  • UKBT: The Queen orders a complete overhaul of the education system in Bavaria in hopes of attracting the best and brightest from Europe. These changes have been long needed and are expected to take some time to implement. Hans Joseph travels to the University of Venice when he hears a rumor of a discovery based on his own science. He requests an audience with anyone with more information. The Bavarian Bankgruppe reorganises its infrastructure in effort to streamline services. The Europa Tradegruppe offers a mutual trade agreement with Russia. Alfred Beddington (OTL William Oughtred, developer of the OTL slide rule) banker in the Munich branch of the Bavarian Bankgruppe, develops a new way to count money using a slide with numbers inscribed on it to help perform calculations. This discovery revolutionises the banking industry in Bavaria. Meanwhile in Thuringia, a surgeon by the name of Johan Freidmann (OTL Jean-Baptiste Denys, discoverer of blood transfusions) at St. Helena Hospital begins research into potentially moving "bad blood" out of the body and replacing it with "good blood". So far he has yet to commence trials, which will begin in the coming years.
    • Russia and NETA would be happy to have a mutual trade agreement. Russian physisians, now long abandoned blood letting for more practical medical procedure, are attentively looking at his trials, hoping to find a way to replace blood from people who bleed profusely in surgery or that have lost a lot of blood.
  • Burgundy: The troops continue stopping the German Advance losing more and more land. The army from the south begins to form a defense perimeter to the capital in an effort to keep the Kingdom head holding the capital. The Castillian request is accepted through ambassadors from France.
    • The advancing forces demand a surrender from Burgundy. We promise that you will not be punished too hard if you surrender now. We will continue this offer for three years. Then vengeance shall be rained from the heavens.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 1000 sq km south and Nya Sverige expands 1500 sq km west. New Georgia expands 1000 sq km south with the goal of reaching Nya Denmark. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottland expands 500 sq km along the peninsula. Afrika Skandinaviska expands into the disorderly territory north. The University of Nyborgia opens in Nyborgia, Nya Skandinavia. Blockade of France continues and Fort Ouest-Bout falls to Jan Nyborg's platoon.
  • Cyprus sends small amounts of aid to Brandeburg in its fight against Burgundy. Cyprus also offers to buy the Kingdom of Rome's Kameroon colony. Nea Lemesos ie expanded by 1000 sq km around the aforementioned colony. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 350 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 350 sq km and Nea Kyrenia expands by 300 sq km.
  • Saxony: By the estimates of the committee for annexation, the Catholic State of Paderborn will be ready to be annexed to the Duchy of Hesse next year. The Hessian and Saxon armies are improved.
  • Anhalt: Discontent remains strong, and the Annist groups continue to enjoy popularity, albeit secretly. The Prince's debts are gradually diminishing, thanks to raised taxes. The military budget is cut.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: The university improves, and the Archbishop asks Sir Hans Joseph if he would come and lecture again some time on his theories on astronomy.
  • Kingdom of Rome: King Julius turns 34, Katniss turns 11 and Marcus turns eight. Rome continues military buildup and Kameroon and Madagascar colonies expand by 1000 sq km each.
  • Several methods of faster gold extraction are discovered by China. The economy is boosted by this discovery. Later this year, in August, the Emperor dies. His eldest son inherits the throne, though, following circumstances involving multiple partners (and multiple alleged diseases) he experiences extreme emotional stress leading to his suicide in November. The emperor is posthumously named the Bùxìng Emperor. The throne goes to his brother. This brother is known for intelligence, especially in economics and logistics. In time, he will be known as Jin, the Gold Emperor. December is spent refining gold and silk trade routes.
  • Ethiopia continues to expand its colony of Borona by 300 km, and extent its military and economic infrastructure. Adalese forces are crushed in the first weeks of battle, and the Emperor suggests annexing or vassaling the kingdom, though he makes no immediate choices yet. Ethiopian merchants explore Greater Borona (Australia) for new regions to settle.
  • Rajputana expands the Aphrikan colony by 500 km. Several Rajput council members ponder founding another colony and they send an offer of trade and friendship to the nation of Portugal. The navy is improved
  • The SOC begins to transport materials like metals to the newly established colonies. Many now try to "escape" to the colony, although only a select few are allowed to arrive. Meanwhile, the colony grows by 200 km, as colonists arrive to the colony looking to set up new lives for themselves. Much more anti-Islamic propaganda continues, but less and less of the population begins to take notice as the number of Muslims has been significantly reduced. Less than 1% of the population is now thought to be Muslim. Small industry in cities also grows and economical trade is encouraged all around the kingdom. The overhaul of the collective navy continues. The same sized and better cannons are installed on the ships (That's right folks, it's still SECRET). A few enlightened nobles begin to use the telescopes bought in Europe (by trading spices) to observe the planets and stars. A nobleman named Chandrashekar Kumar discovers a large "circle" in the sky using his telescope. He calls it Vishnam. in his personal diary. For the first time, the new religion begins to suffer backlash against the followers of the old faith. Many begin to riot but the general populace wants none of it. Seeing the deteriorating conditions, the bosses of the SOC see another opportunity. Traders of the SOC had reported that there was a land farther away which seemed to have the shape of a fish. The land is named Machrajdhani (OTL New Zealand), and the SOC funds another colony, this time opening it up for members of the new faith who are beginning to receive backlash. Thousands join up and the ships set off, making landfall many months later. In a 50 km beach head on the tip of OTL North Island, they set up their colony. They find this land much more different. It is greener and colder. When they left, it was summer in Orissa but it seems to be winter in the colony. The Raja sees the rioting and finally uses the army to keep peace on the streets. Currently, he has the populace's support, but with each passing day, there are more converts. The Raja becomes very impressed by the SOC and their presence of mind in establishing a second colony. He also sets up the Northern Oceans Company, an organisation to conduct trading with the European countries. He gives them special rights, including declaring alliances with kingdoms. However, their main purpose will be for trade. The Raja also declares the National Language to be Hindi, and henceforth will now be used in businesses and everywhere else.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation occurring within its borders. Its economy expands and more trade seems to be occurring with states like Mataram. The many followers of the simplified Hinduism try to follow the SOC to their colony establishment, but only some manage to get on the ships.
  • Mataram's economy sees economic growth it has never seen before. Many businessmen are going well, and it is helping the economy of the country to grow. More men are recruited this year to fight and defend the country. In Sesak, a huge propaganda campaign is unleashed. Leaflets are made, using the printing presses made in Orissa and tell the Sesaki that they are now equal citizens of the country and they can become businessmen and join the army too. The propaganda sees some response, but not much - as predicted. The government knows it will take a few years for the point to get across.
  • The Arabian Federation expands 15,000 sq km inland as the Comchellak vassal expands southwards into Madasgacar. The Arabian expedition expands their colony across Mafia Island as the Mafia Island colony expands a further 1,000 sq km. Sheik Akram of Bahrain sends a naval force to go invade and annex one of the island nations in the East Indies as the Arabian East India Company is created after a group of influenial merchants got together, securing government support and went to go conquer some of the island nations of the East Indies.

1618

A snow slide happens on Piuro, a village on the extreme north of Venice, killing about 2,500 people, and burying the city.

An earthquake happens on Hebei, China.

  • Portugal's economy improves, as with the presence of the colony in India, trade with the Indian countries gets easier than having only Maputo as a base. Castille receives the land sold by Burgundy, while giving away the mainland part of their colony. Castille then sells their former-Burgundian possessions to Portugal. Meanwhile, a small village appears around the Engenho dos Breves, in the southern part of the island of Marajó, and the main former Burgundian village on Marajó is renamed Salvaterra. León's economy also improves. Meanwhile, Maputo expands 1200 sq km in Moçambique and Sofala, and in Rio da Prata, Santa Maria expands 1000 sq km south along the coast. While in Brasil, São Vicente expands 2000 sq km inland, and Bahia expands 500 sq km inland. Meanwhile, Maria de Toledo gives birth to a girl, who is named Maria. Meanwhile, Margaret of Flanders gives birth to a girl, who is named Isabel.
    • Orissa would like to conduct large scale trading with the Portuguese and learn more about them.
    • Portugal accepts the offer and asks what they would like to know.
    • The Orissans have shown a great interest in learning about the customs and languages of the Portuguese. Some nobles would also like to know the Portuguese scientific view of the Earth and the universe.
    • The Portuguese language is spoken in Portugal, and the kingdom, for now has León and Castille ruled by their monarch. The religion of Portugal is Catholic.
  • The Satomi Shogunate continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 km.
  • Brandenburg expands its economy and military. We continue to fight Burgundy. Neu Berlin expands 3700 sq km. Von Bismarkk's Land, Neu Prussen, Vinland, and Neu Mecklenburg all expand 100 sq km each. We continue to press the Burgundish to SURRENDER. (SURRENDA!!! XD) We invite our allies to attack Burgundy, with promises of land and stuff. Relations with Mysore continue to improve.
    • The NOC (North Oceans Company) requests an alliance with Brandenburg, representing Orissa through trading.
    • We accept.
    • Burgundy surrenders. It asks that the German coalition executes their part of the promise.
    • We commend you on your wise decision, and promise that you shall not be punished harshly. Just the slightest.
  • Luxembourg expands its military. The war against Burgundy continues.
  • Aragon continues the fight on Burgundy.
  • France: Fort Moreau expands 1000 sq km west (well, with only one colony, can I do this?). Many in both Fort Moreau and France are not aware in the loss of Fort Ouest-Bout. The blockade of France prevents any domestic supplies going to the colonies in the New World, leading to outrage from Fort Louis III, demanding that Scandinavia end the blockade. However, he is in quite a compromise, considering that Scandinavia is already attacking Burgundy, which French soldiers have already gone to defend.
    • Brandenburg offers to end the blockade (and hopefully Scandinavia) if France ceases aid to Burgundy. You will not be punished at all.
    • Scandinavia offers to end the blockade as well and reopen the Straits of Gibraltar to France if it does as Brandenburg asks.
  • TUKBT expands education following the recent push by the Queen to modernise the education system. Bavarian banks fully adopt the slide rule. Johan Freidmann begins trials at St. Helena. The initial trials were a failure until he matched two pregnant women who used his blood transfusion technique. He observed that for some odd reason they appeared to take. Following this information, Johan begins hypothesizing that perhaps the ratio of blood acceptance to rejection is applied upon differing types of blood. Johan begins trying to chart the differing blood types of deceased hospital patients in hopes of finding a common similarity. The trials continue into next year. The Queen asks Burgundy to surrender to the German forces. Refusal may result in Bavarian entrance into the war. The Europa Tradegruppe continues open trade in Russia.
  • Apache: The Apachean infrastructure is improved and now roads are being built to connect the Apachean ports to the rest of the nation. A battle erupted in Ekta between the Catholic militias and government versus the Shamanic Front Coalition. Christ's Shamans abstained from the fighting but are still ready to fight with their 25 clans.
  • The Mayan Empire continues working on the economy. Kristoff, dissatisfied over the small number of pupils in the Royal Academy, decides to expand it. He requires the mandatory education of minors in the major provinces of Chichen Itza, Mutul, and Azteca. He hopes that this measure will increase the overall education of the middle class and bring some of the prosperity to the Mayans that it brings to the Europeans. The Oligarchy is becoming stretched thin, with all of the new issues the territories are presenting, so they establish the Cabinet - 21 members (seven appointed by each Oligarchical member) to vote on and carry out issues concerning the Empire so that the Oligarchy can focus on more important issues. The fishing fleet continues to grow and some enterprising citizens begin planting flax and cotton in the southern provinces. Xaman and Haven both expand south 1000 km. Mayan religion continues to decline, and is almost non-existent now.
  • The Arabian Federation expands 15,000 sq km inland as the Comchellak vassal expands southwards into Madagascar. The Arabian expedition expands their colony across Mafia Island as the Mafia Island colony expands a further 1,000 sq km. (I think all of Mafia Island should be under Arabian control now). Sheik Akram of Bahrain orders the Arabian navy to support the Arabian East India Company as they declare war on Wehali. The Arabian Federation asks for aid from its allies to help it in its war against Wehali.
  • Ethiopian merchants establishes a second colony of Wärqama (ወርቃማ) at OTL Adelaide following their discovery of the peninsula during an expedition to explore the continent. The colony of Borona is expanded by 500 sq km, while the economic infrastructure and military are improved.
  • Due to trade agreements with Eurotradegruppe, NETA starts getting more of a foothold in Central Europe, and Russian trade flourishes, many going for luxurious and rare Russian furs. This new trade agreement with Europe stimulates the Russian economy, the fruits of which Russia uses to update old trade routes, stimulating the economy even more. Cotton begins to be grown in the colony of Novorossiya, expanding that colony by 2000 sq km north around the other colonies. NETA continues to maintain a strong hold over tobacco trade in the Baltic. Invasion plans are drawn up for the southern and eastern rebel states. In June, a force of 50,000 men is sent to the border of the nation calling itself by the non-existent city of Obdorsk, whose total population is not even 6000 (probably more like 1000-3000). Its leaders are offered an ultimatum, invasion or bowing down to the only legitimate government in Russia. The "Obdorskian" leaders, seeing that Russia probably has more military even in their capital than they have inhabitants, accept the humble offer of becoming a vassal of the Russian Domain, and subservient to the Tsar, and aid him in his wars.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 1000 sq km south and Nya Sverige expands 1500 sq km west. New Georgia expands 1000 sq km south with the goal of reaching Nya Denmark. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottland expands 500 sq km along the peninsula. Afrika Skandinaviska expands into the disorderly territory north. With the absence of a response from France, the general of the armed forces in Southern France orders a march north with Venetian and German troops. The Admiral of the RSN Jan Nyborg begins a blockade of France's Atlantic coastline. The offer to France, though, remains intact with the Queen hoping that a total blockade of France will convince the leadership to withdraw support for Burgundy.
  • Cyprus continues to support Brandenburg in its war against Burgundy. Cyprus continues to offer to buy the Kingdom of Rome's colony in Kameroon. Nea Lemesos expands by 1000 sq km around the Kingdom of Rome's Kameroon colony. Nea Lefkosia expands by 350 sq km, Nea Larnaka expands by 350 sq km and Nea Kyrenia expands by 300 sq km. The King dies, and the new King, a radical, decides to change Cyprus by offering the peasants more freedom and access to education. A few small schools begin to be built in major cities such as Nicosia and Pafos.
  • Eire: Supports Brandenburg in its war against Burgundy. Navy continues construction.
  • Venice sends aid to Piuro and the King himself visits the village. The army continues to be stalled at Geneva and the former Burgundian border. The King is displeased by the influx of Russian traders in Central Europe and combats by monopolizing on the tea and Japanware trade through the use of its trading ports in Nuovo Brescia and Osaka. Meanwhile, Nuovo Brescia expands by 2000 sq km, Nuovo Venexia by 1000 sq km and St Peter by 1200 sq km.
  • Burgundy: The Kingdom surrenders and offers the last Royal Colony to the Coalition which is Brasilea. Someone fix the map. I don't own Neu Antwerp. Pretty much AP gave all my colonies to the Netherlands and I thought someone would fix it. Also, why did Venice attack me? I said I was open to divide Switzerland between both of us, but OK. The military is built up.
    • In the Flemish war you lost about 500 px. This was enough to relieve you from Argentium and Texas, but if you lost all your coastline, you would lose all of your colonies, too. So, it was either lose some colonies and keep administering others or lose your coastline and ethnically French regions, just like you, and all your colonies by lack of communication. The latter was too much, as just Neu Antwerp and Brasilea are bigger than you, and not even NPC's can overstep their bounds when it comes to gains on the algorithms.
    • But Neu Antwerp is pretty much Dutch in population so like the mod event said, they would have joined the Dutch. So, just let it keep Neu Antwerp. Otherwise, I wasted too much colonial expansion.
    • But Neu Antwerp is two or three times more than their gains on the map entitled them to. Now, if there was an event in which the colony would have rebelled and joined them, there would be no problem.
    • So, what's the status of Neu Antwerp? Does it belong to Burgundy or the Netherlands?
    • I propose we solve this situation making Neu Antwerp revolt and join Flanders.
    • The Mayans invaded, assuming it was owned by Burgundy, as part of the war on Burgundy.
  • The Levantine Kingdom develops its colonies; New Syria expands by 2400 sq km, Rihnad Mihyah by 500 and Nusantara by 100. Ibrahim of Syria continues expanding the Greek alphabet for printing. Ibrahim's heir presumptive to the throne, his cousin Simon, has his first child, Ephraim.
  • China does what it can to aid the victims of the earthquake. In the meantime, the Hawaiian Colony formally annexes 2000 sq km worth of estates owned by private landowners on the Big Island.
  • Trading with the Portuguese bolsters the economy of Orissa and helps many foreign goods flow into the country. It helps the country gain new materials and resources. Small industry in cities also grows and economical trade is encouraged all around the kingdom. The overhaul of the collective navy continues. More telescopes are ordered into the country for the minds of enlightened individuals. Chandrashekar Kumar continues to observe Vishnam, and begins to notice that it is a planet like our own. He also begins to notice other smaller bodies. The Riot suppression continues, and many try to leave the country. Many flee to Mataram, where they spread their form of Hinduism there. The SOC continues to run daily trading routes from all the Bharati colonies and its vassals. The rioting is for now kept under control, yet there are more and more converts. The pandits of the new Hinduism cross borders to preach, trying to turn more of the populace neo-Hindu. The NOC begins to see more trading and this year the Raja is told about the alliance and trading pact with one of the European nations, called Brandenburg. The NOC also establishes a unified front for trade, as hoped. Many new laws begin to be passed in Hindi, and all education centres will now begin to teach their subjects in Hindi. This is not much of a change as most already did. This will only affect some isolated regions in the country. Machrajdhani grows 100 km, and so does Naya Mataram (the colony on Sabah). Both of them see a wave of their respective branches of Hinduism arriving, and both have to start with hardship. The Raja also sets his eye on getting a port on the eastern coast of the subcontinent.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation occurring within its borders. Its economy expands and more trade seems to be occurring with states like Mataram. The many followers of the simplified Hinduism try to follow the SOC to their colony establishment, but only some manage to get on the ships.
  • Mataram's economy sees economic growth it has never seen before. Many businessmen are going well, and it is helping the economy of the country to grow. Army is made better. In Sesak, the propaganda begins to take hold, and some sectors see a few Sesaki join in. Some colonists from the country also head to Naya Mataram, with SOC help. The new religion bought over from Orissa by refugees does not affect goings on majorly.

1619

The Duchy of Berg enters into a personal union with the Duchy of Cleves.

  • Portugal, León and Castille prepare their militaries. Meanwhile, Nuno Cabral's term as viceroy of India ends and he is reappointed again. Meanwhile, infrastructure is improved in India. And in the other colonies, Maputo expands 1400 sq km on Moçambique and Sofala, and in Brasil, Pará expands 900 sq km along the coast and in Rio da Prata, Santa Fé expands 2400 sq km along the Salgado. Meanwhile, Isabel de Castro gives birth to a boy, who is named Alfonso. Meanwhile, Urraca revives the title of Lord of Lara (the Castillian title) and bestows it on Canuto, by now Duke of Guimarães and Count of Lara in Portugal.
  • The Satomi Shogunate continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 km.
  • Brandenburg expands its military and infrastructure. The victory over Burgundy is celebrated. By royal decree Navarre is annexed into Aragon to form the singular Aragon. Meanwhile, Neu Berlin expands 2000 sq km into Michigan and 1400 sq km into Canada. Neu Mecklenburg and Von Bismarkk's Land expands 200 sq km each. Vinland and Neu Prussen expand 100 sq km. We invite Bavaria and the Wettin Lands to form some sort of German League. Louis Kepler discovers Saturn in secret. He names it Saturn, after the mythological father of Jupiter, the mythological father of Mars. This discovery is leaked to the King from Kepler's house arrest. The King has this published in the scientific community. Kepler decides that there is a body beyond Saturn that is affecting its orbit. He discovers more moons of Jupiter. Relations with Mysore continue to improve.
    • The Queen listens with interest to the German League proposal and asks for more information.
  • Luxembourg expands its military and economy. Diplomats meet with diplomats of our allies in the capital, Luxembourg. Louis XX declares a month of national celebration. Meanwhile, we begin to prepare to utilize the port location we have gained to build a navy. (Here's hoping.)
  • Aragon expands its military and infrastructure. Celebration of the victory occurs.
  • Apache: The economy is improved by state-sponsored buildings of markets and roads being upgraded. The Shamanic Front Coalition has been pushed out of Ekta and many people have been killed during the fighting. 12 Coalition leaders were captured and 3 died because of wounds.
  • Ethiopia expands its military and economic infrastructure. Borona expands 350 sq km and Wärqama expands 150 sq km.
  • An invasion of Bijapur is ordered this year, for the Raja to get his dreams of a port on the western coast. The armies quickly invade with surprise from Orissa and Godavari at the same time. It is hoped the shock will be enough to leave the Bijarpuris startled. Small industry in cities also grows and economical trade is encouraged all around the kingdom. The overhaul of the collective navy continues. The Riot suppression weakens, with army units being used in the west. Fleeing to Mataram and the colonies continue, however. The rioting is for now kept under control, yet there are more and more converts. The pandits of the new Hinduism cross borders to preach, trying to turn more of the populace neo-Hindu. The NOC begins to see more trading and it is helping to bring many foreign goods like telescopes and better rifles to the country. Machrajdhani grows 100 sq km, and so does Naya Mataram (the colony on Sabah). Both of them see a wave of their respective branches of Hinduism arriving, and both have to start with hardship. The Raja hopes the war will go well enough.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation occurring within its borders. Its economy expands and more trade seems to be occurring with states like Mataram. The many followers of the simplified Hinduism try to follow the SOC to their colony establishment, but only some manage to get on the ships. They send in military support for Orissa.
  • Mataram's economy sees economic growth it has never seen before. Many businessmen are going well, and it is helping the economy of the country to grow. Army is made better. In Sesak, the propaganda begins to take hold, and some sectors see a few Sesaki join in. Some colonists from the country also head to Naya Mataram, with SOC help. The country sends over miliary aid through the SOC, which does not charge as it is for the mother country.
  • Eire: Ships sail to Greenland by OTL Nuuk, where a small territory is set up around the coast of east Greenland. Military growth and research continues.
    • Greenland has been owned by Norway since the 13th century. Besides, you can't colonize.
    • My question is: Why claims would make land uncolonizable? After all the last time a Scandinavian nation had control of Greenland was about the year 1050 if not later, so they could try to colonize it?
  • France: Fort Moreau expands 1000 sq km west. King Louis III demands that the Germans and the Scandnavians end their blockade against France, stating that the war is over, and that their Kingdoms have won their territory. The Army and Navy remain on high alert, in fears that the enemy will continue their Invasion. Meanwhile, in the Fort Moreau colony, many French settlers have slowly moved over from the conquered Fort Ouest-Bout, and have claimed that their village was razed by the savage Nórd (an offensive slur for Scandinavians developed by the French in this TL, don't think it exists OTL, as all I see is an obscure French rock band). Though these comments may have been lies made just to antagonize the enemy.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 1000 sq km south and Nya Sverige expands 1500 sq km west. New Georgia expands 1000 sq km south with the goal of reaching Nya Denmark. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottland expands 500 sq km along the peninsula. Afrika Skandinaviska expands into the disorderly territory north to meet up with the recently purchased Nuovo Milano. Scandinavia ends its blockade of France and reopens the Straits of Gibraltar to it and Burgundy's merchants. The Queen has a hearty laugh with the German Kaiser in Berlin, joking that the French could literally have suffocated if the blockade wasn't lifted. Meanwhile, Jan Nyborg leaves Fort Ouest-Bout with his army back to his Viceregal Palace in Nyborgia and returns ownership of the colony to the French. A Scottish general of mixed Scot-Norwegian blood by the name of Niall Murdock gains fame for his famous charge on Languedoc and Provence, as well as the eventual occupation of the French Mediterranean coast. His family, the Murdock family, begins a legacy that some compare to that of the reigning military family of Scandinavia--the Nyborgs. Scandinavian historians begin calling him the "Harald Nyborg of his time."
    • French Diplomacy: The King thanks Scandinavia for having ended the blockade and returning ownership of Fort Ouest-Bout. This also leads to the survivor's claims of Nórd cruelity to Fort Ouest-Bout as untrue, as they discover the colony in perfect condition, with only some notes left in Swedish and Danish as markings and labels.
  • Burgundy: The military builds up and the colony's leadership returns to Burgundy to deliberate their fate at hands of the foreign enemies,. Colonies expand
  • UKBT, the Queen continues the massive education expansion. Johan Freidmann completes trials on blood types and confirms the existence of multiple blood types. Johan uses these results to aid in transfusions for patients in desperate need. The results are sent to the Royal Acadamy for the Sciences in Munich as well as the Russian Acadamies. Hans Joseph discovers a new moon of Jupiter, he names it Velros, research into more high powered telescopes begins. A man inspired by Keplar begins to delve into more modern sciences, Using Keplar and Russian data, he begins to hypothesize what causes the Aurora, that it is solar wind hitting Earth's magnetic field, but he is not taken terribly seriously. However, Hans decides to hear him out and fund his research for the upcoming years.
  • Saxony: After a years delay, Paderborn is officially annexed to the Duchy of Hesse. The Paderborners are given three representatives in the Landtag, and a regiment is to be raised from the population. The King listens with interest to Brandenburg's proposed "German League", and hopes that such an organisation could consolidate the good working relations of the three German powers. The army is improved.
  • Anhalt: The harvest this year is particularly bad. Many attribute this (rather unfairly) to Prince Leopold, and his unpopularity grows, as does the membership of Annist organisations. The Prince, strapped for cash as he is, distributes his personal grain stores amongst the population, but that is not nearly enough, and His Highness has to ask Saxony for assistance.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: The university continues to grow in prominence. Archbishop Victor expands the cavalry arm of the episcopal army, and troops are finally withdrawn from Anhalt.
  • Cyprus celebrates victory over the Burgundians, and moves in to take a small portion of its colonies. These are instantly absorbed into Nea Lefkosia. Cyprus allows native Burgundians in that area to stay put. However, they must sign up for mandatory classes in Greek. Cyprus once again asks to buy the Kingdom of Rome's colony in OTL Kameroon. Nea Lemesos expands 1000 sq km around the aforementioned colony, Nea Lefkosia expands by 350 sq km, Nea Larnaka expands by 350 sq km and Nea Kyrenia expands by 300 sq km. A new university opens in the capital city of Lefkosia supposedly for everyone. However, the fees are too high for peasants to pay them.
  • Crete also celebrates the victory over Burgundian forces. The army and navy is expanded.
  • Kingdom of Rome: Madagascar and Kameroon colonies expand by 1000 sq km each. Katniss turns 13, and Marcus turns nine. The Queen Lea turns 27, and King Julius turns 30.
  • Venice withdraws from Switzerland after a harsh winter threatens to block off supply routes. Thus at the treaty proceeding, Venice is only able to claim Panama and Northern Savoy. Venice spends the year building more ships and a strange plant is found that produces a waterproof material when hardened yet remains flexible. This material is used to make the submarines. Nuovo Brescia expands by 3000 sq km southwards in Papua while Nuovo Venexia expands 1200 sq km southwards in Cuba.
    • The Mayan Empire took Panama during the war, so you may need to take Switzerland.
  • Russian merchants are quick to sieze the opportunity to sell tobacco in Central Europe, and even in italy, gaining a significant portion of the mark. Russian furs start becoming popular around Europe, and Russian scientific advances become known throughout Europe due to the hard work of translators, Russian printers and the merchants. The College of Physicians, basing themselves on the researches of Russia's past on the anatomy, nearly completely maps the human circulatory system. The college prints its findings, translates them and distributes then throughout Europe. Mathematician Boris Gonkov comes up with the idea of a logarithm. Meanwhile, the military machine, taking advantage of the economic prosperity, manages to finally update the 1000 ship strong Russian navy, 30 of which are Bogatyrs and three are ice-breaking North Stars (ice Bogatyrs). After the death of the current posadnik, Dimitri Kerinsky is chosen as his replacement as the head of the government. Merchants and the NETA begin a primitive form of lobbying to have the merchants represented in the governement or to create a second chamber of the Duma. No results so far, as Russia is already a mostly plutocratic, more so than aristocratic, society and most deputies of the Duma (DDs) are rich and powerful merchants or citizens (sometimes nobles from the remnants of old Muscovian society) when coming from cities. The Navy, hearing of Venetian submarines through traders, orders research into that system. Co-incidentally, the Academy of Sciences was working on a similar system. Hopefully, a model will be ready for next year.
    • Johan Friedmann sends his results on toward the Russian Academy of Sciences.
  • The Mayan Empire expands into its territories gained from the war (minimum of Panama, as much as the colony of Neu Antwerp). The military expands to keep law and order in the new territory. Pleased with the results of the schools in the higher class provinces, Kristoff begins building schools, and begins the process of enacting a law requiring all minors to attend school (unless proof of need arises where that child is excused from school). Xaman and Haven expand 1000 km.
  • China expands its military. Relations with Siam begin to improve and trade with the world continues to boost China's economy. Meanwhile, in many urban areas, citizens, wishing to cash in on the ever-growing market for gold or spices, seek higher education. The Guozijian, a university in Beijing, is currently one of the only means of this. An entrepreneur named Li Kaijan establishes the Ming College Foundation, a council that will oversee the education of China. The first order of business is the construction of the Shanghai College.
  • The Arabian Federation expands their colony into the rest of the Island as the Mafia Island colony expands a further 1,000 sq km taking over Pemba island and Zanzibar Island too. This colony is renamed the Zanj Islands colony. Sultan Akram, Sheik of Bahrain orders more ships be sent to fight Wehali.

1620

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An earthquake happens near the Mayan-Burgundian border, causing grave structural damages for the nearby villages and various casualties.
  • Portugal, León and Castille's economies improve. Meanwhile, infrastructure is developed in India, and in the colonies, Maputo expands 1400 sq km. The administrative center is then moved from Mputo to Sofala. By this time, the remainder of the disorderly areas in Sofala and Moçambique have been taken. Meanwhile, in Brasil, São Vicente expands 1700 sq km and Pará expands 900 sq km along the coast, and in Rio da Prata, Santa Maria expands 700 sq km. Meanwhile, Nuno IX/Canuto, Duke of Guimarães, dies three months after his death, Margaret of Flanders gives birth to a girl, which is named Margarida. His titles are seized back by his father, the king, although he plans to give the title back to Canuto's children after his own death. Meanwhile, Manuel Teles de Meneses, the Duke of Beja, dies, and is succeeded by his son Afonso.
  • The Satomi Shogunate continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km.
  • The Mayan Empire expands into the land between the borders, rebuilding and repairing as they go. The Oligarchy orders that one in every 500 buildings be built a school, to increase knowledge among the children. The flax and cotton crops look good, being woven into fabrics, and the Oligarchy orders that large tracts of land be set aside for the farming of these cash crops. Xaman and Haven expand 1000 km.
    • Too many "schools".
    • How can I have too many schools? If I'm rebuilding, that's my call.
  • Brandenburg expands its military and economy. Neu Berlin expands 2100 sq km along Lake Huron (a thin 1px line for now) and 1300 sq km onto the OTL Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Neu Prussen expands 300 sq km onto Cuba. Von Bismarkk's Land expands 200 sq km, as well as Neu Mecklenburg. We continue to ask the Germans to form a German League with us. (It's a military alliance, economic zone, etc.) Relations with Mysore continue to improve. Kepler continues to do his research and discover things.
  • Luxembourg begins to capitalize on its newly found coast. We begin to build up a navy with aid from Brandenburg. We start to build a small new port town and plan to build a colony in the future.
  • Rajputana builds up the navy and trade grows. Rajputana is now majority Sikh and the Hindus continue to diffuse to the colony and the surrounding nations. The colony expands by 500 sq km. The Bundela Rajputs begin to grow dependent on Rajputana for their economic and political needs.
    • I doubt Sikhism arose in this timeline, given that it came after the main POD.
    • I have been cultivating Sikhism for about 100 years now plus the POD wouldn't have affected whether Nanak the first Guru was born or not. I made sure it didn't emerge exactly the same way or at exactly the same time as it did in OTL but it would still be Sikhism.
    • Saw, I have interests in that area too. Do you want to log in so that I can message you?
    • OK. That's fine. We can just split it if you want.
  • Apache: Builders all across the Apachean nation are influenced by the Leonardo da Vinci copied manuscripts brought over from Europe and many builders set out to construct these wonderful inventions. The first academy is opened in Ekta titled the Academy of Apachean Spirit where all the classes are welcome - one tribesman to the other. The Academy mandates that the graduates work for the government for four years before they can pursue their own personal objectives.
  • Burgundy: The colonies are put under French Suzeranity though under Burgundian control, as the loss of the sea outlet. Nevertheless, the colonies expand to their fullest as many Burgundians flee the nation's core in hope of a new life - a New World where they can live free from the traitorous land where they were born. Military is built up and the kingdom begins its long path to recovery.
  • You lost your colonies.
  • How could I have lost them? As far as it seems they took the land they earned. Outside that, I would still own them and France can allow me to move ships through their land until a period of five years in which mods - meaning you - can actually make the colonies join France or Portugal
  • No, we won by enough points to take all of your colonies away from you. They're going to the Mayans, Cretans and Venetians.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 1000 sq km south and Nya Sverige expands 1500 sq km west. New Georgia expands 1000 sq km south with the goal of reaching Nya Denmark. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottland expands 500 sq km along the peninsula. Afrika Skandinaviska expands into the disorderly territory north to meet up with Nuovo Milano. The Riksdag appoints Niall Murdock as governor Nya Sverige, a move seen by the Nyborgs as a threat to their military prominence.
  • Cyprus expands its colonies. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 350 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 350 sq km, Nea Kyrenia is expanded by 300 sq km and Nea Lemesos is expanded by 1000 sq km around the colony of the Kingdom of Rome in OTL Kameroon. Cyprus once again offers to buy the Kingdom of Rome's Kameroon colony from them. Many elites of Cyprus are taught in the university. However, when peasants apply they are flatly refused on the grounds of money problems.
  • France: In order to prevent future Invasions of the colonies, at least 2,000 soldiers are sent to each Fort Moreau and Fort Ouest-Bout, along with being armed with cannons and muskets for defense. Fears of an invasion from Scandinavian and German Armies brings fear, yet propaganda, to build up the French Army and Navy. Continues expansion, and plans to invade Normandy in the future, but not now, due to needing to rebuild the Army after the destructive War of Burgundy. Fort Moreau expands 100 sq km west, while Fort Ouest-Bout expands 900 sq km south.
  • The Arabian Federation ends its war with Wehali and Wehali cedes the southern tip of Timor island to the Arabian federation. This land becomes the colony of Kupang and the colony's capital is set up at Kupang, too. The federation builds its military up as it recovers from the war and to impose Arabian rule over its new territories in the Zanj islands colony, Kupang colony and Madagascar too.
  • Venice is unable to increase influence over Switzerland after its invasion a couple years prior and thus Venice prepares for another attack on the nation. The economy is restructed to offer greater business opportunities to merchants and even peasants are able to step outside of poverty. Furthermore, Venice is able to develop better farming practices and increase food production leading to a small influx of population into the cities as some look to spend their extra money on luxuries. Meanwhile, a flood occurs in Florence and several people drown. The king and the army save many others and help rebuild. Venice reassures France that our alliance will hold and Nuovo Brescia expands by 3000 sq km and Nuovo Venexia expands by 1200 sq km.
    • We will gladly aid our Venetian allies in Switzerland, providing that we gain some land from the endeavour.
  • Wettin Lands: The armies are improved, and unrest continues to grow in Anhalt.
  • Kingdom of Rome: Madagascar and Kameroon colonies expand by 1000 sq km each. Katniss turns 14, and Marcus turns ten. The Queen Lea turns 28, and King Julius turns 31.
  • UKBT: The Queen continues her push for extensive schooling of the lower classes. Johan Friedmann is awarded a Knighthood by the Queen due to his incredible medical achievements. This marks the first time a man not of Bavarian nobility is knighted in an honor. The Queen replies to Brandenburg that a German League would work. However, she presses the use of the Bavarian Adler, the most widely used German currency (used in Bavaria, Nassau and the Wettin Lands through an earlier agreement) as the League's currency (also due to the primary hedgemony of the Bavarian Bankgruppe throughout Germany and Europe). The military is expanded. A Kappelist radical attempts to assassinate the Queen during one of her annual speeches but the crowd stops the man and angrily beats him to death. The country is in a state of shock due to the popularity of the Queen. Many people cannot fathom someone trying to kill her. The police are ordered to search for the radical group behind them and imprison them.
  • The shock, it turns out, is enough. Much land is gained in the initial offensive and the Bijapuris take their time to set up a defense. Although the war is going very well, more and more men are needed to continue the war. Many able-bodied men are drafted into conscription, reducing the amount of workers. This, is coupled with the fact that many followers of the new religion are thrown out of work, begins to lead to a slight shortage of men in the agricultural field. Small industry in cities also grows and economical trade is encouraged all around the kingdom. The newer collective navy is more powerful than any navy on the subcontinent, and soon gets to work blockading the fragile Bijapuri economy. Riots cannot be controlled any more, and many riot with more enthusiasm. This still does nothing to the general outlook of things. The pandits of the neo-Hinduism soon clash with the Rajputs. The pandits, who are traders as well as missionaries do not like the fact that their influence is being affected by the Rajputs. They try to turn villages into buying Orissan goods instead. The NOC begins to see more trading and it is helping to bring many foreign goods like telescopes and better rifles to the country. Machrajdhani grows 200 sq km, but Naya Mataram expands 800 km southward toward the native state on the island (the colony on Sabah). Both of them see a wave of their respective branches of Hinduism arriving, and both have to start with hardship. The NOC also re-establishes contact with the Ethiopians for the first time in over ond hundred years. They begin to trade heavily in their ports, exchanging spices for something new, coffee.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation occurring within its borders. Its economy expands and more trade seems to be occurring with states like Mataram. The many followers of the simplified Hinduism try to follow the SOC to their colony establishment, but only some manage to get on the ships.
  • Mataram's economy sees economic growth it has never seen before. Many businessmen are going well, and it is helping the economy of the country to grow. Army is made better. In Sesak, the populace begins to get affected by the populace properly. Many now begin to adopt Matarami fashion, and a few schools for the rich begin to be built on the island. On the mainland, many schools begin to be built to educate the rich children of traders and nobles, as they are the future of the country. However, the syllabus with be heavily pro-Orissan and Hindi is put as a main language. Some colonists from the country also head to Naya Mataram, with SOC help.
  • The Kingdom of the Levant continues expanding its colonies; New Syria expands by 2300 sq km (into the OTL Orange River and westwards from Wahe Bari), Rihnad Mihyah by 500 sq km westward and Nusantara by 200 sq km west. Greek continues to be used as the official alphabet in Arabian and Aramaic. Nestorian preachers in Persia and Maronite ones in the Levant are supported.
  • Economy and military in Russia continue to be improved and a prototype submarine is built by the Academy of Sciences R&D department.

1621

Wales, remembering its history of being ruled over by other cultures, vehemently rejects any attempt at a union with Ireland.

  • Portugal, León and Castille's economies improve. Meanwhile, Sofala expands 200 sq km around the city itself, and in Brasil, Pará expands 700 sq km and São Vicente expands 2000 sq km. Meanwhile, Loanda expands 800 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, Santa Fé expands 1200 sq km. Meanwhile, a university is founded in Santa Maria. Meanwhile, infrastructure in India is improved. Meanwhile, Maria de Toledo gives birth to a boy, who is named João, and Isabel de Castro gives birth to a boy, who is named Manuel.
  • The Satomi Shogunate continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km.
  • Brandenburg expands its military. Neu Berlin expands 2000 sq km north along Lake Erie in a 1px line. It also expands 1300 sq km along Lake Superior in both parts of Michigan. Neu Prussen expands 200 sq km in Cuba. Vinland expands 200 sq km in Greenland. Neu Mecklenburg expands 200 sq km around Bonoman. Von Bismarkk's Land expands 200 sq km around the nation of Borneo. We decide that no land will be gained from Burgundy. Relations with Mysore continues to improve. However, the Raj of Mysore is essentially now a puppet of the German Kaiser.
    • What is that meant to mean?
    • What is what meant to mean?
    • The Orissan Raja would like to make the alliance official by signing it in person in Mysore.
    • Sure.
    • Sorry for you to have wasted your time for so long, but you cannot peacefully vassalize a nation that is not contiguous to your nation. This is why the Portuguese had to go to war with Gujarat. Conversely, this is why China didn't have to go to war with Dai Viet. Again, sorry about this but it's against the rules.
    • ...And that makes total sense. Now, please explain how I'm supposed to justify invading a good friend and trading partner.
    • I agree with Scraw, Tipu Sultan was basically ruling a vassal of France in OTL which got French backing against the British.
    • Maybe your words are wrong. Maybe write, "Mysore becomes heavily dependent on Brandenburg support and trade, and effectively becomes a vassal", because no nation would willingly want to become a vassal.
    • By turning it into a puppet state of Germany continue to expand German influence until you can finally overthrow the Mysore government.
    • OK then. A year or two more?
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its military and the federation expands its Kupang colony 1000 sq km onto the island to the south of the colony. Otherwise, the federation begins trying to seek out allies to help the federation accomplish its goals for improving the federation's global trade network.
  • Luxembourg expands its military. We continue work on the navy. Plans for a colony in Africa by 1627 are set up.
  • Aragon expands its military.
  • Cyprus yet again asks the Kingdom of Rome to buy their Kameroon colony from them. Cyprus also expands its colonies. Nea Lemesos is expanded by 1000 sq km around the Kingdom of Rome's Kameroon colony, Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 350 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 350 sq km and Nea Kyrenia is expanded by 300 sq km.
  • Ethiopia expands its colony of Borona by 250 km and Wärqama by 250 km. The military and economic infrastructure are expanded as well.
    • The NOC would like to open up proper trading relations and would like to trade spices and rifles for coffee and other unseen Ethiopian goods.
  • Eire: asks the Welsh King's son for his daughter's hand in marriage, in an attempt to set up a personal union. Military growth continues.
    • If you try to do that and be successful, it is you who is going to get under a personal union with Wales, and not the opposite.
  • More offensives are made and there seems to be progress in the war. The navy is used to bombard settlements on the coast, which it does successfully. With complete shock, the navy is used to capture the ships of Bijapur and their rudimentary navy. Many of their merchant ships are also boarded and seized. Although the war is going very well, more and more men are needed to continue the war. Many able-bodied men are drafted into conscription, reducing the amount of workers. The shortage begins to take its toll, as many small iron-working factories and agricultural fields require men. The men already working begin to demand a pay raise, or they will go to another employee paying more and so farm owners are forced to pay more money. Small industry in cities also grows and economical trade is encouraged all around the kingdom. The newer collective navy has successfully been used, and the captured ships soon begin to be retrofitted. The Pandits, along with some factions of the Orissan court, negotiate for areas of influence in Bundala territory. The NOC begins to establish great trading relations with the struggling economy of the Netherlands and helps supply their people with ammunition and guns to protect their borders. They also receive, in return, many of the scientific goings on of the continent along with some blueprints for better rifles. Machrajdhani grows 500 sq km, and so does Naya Mataram, expanding southward toward the native state on the island (the colony on Sabah). Both of them see a wave of their respective branches of Hinduism arriving, and both have to start with hardship.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation occurring within its borders. Its economy expands and more trade seems to be occurring with states like Mataram. The many followers of the simplified Hinduism try to follow the SOC to their colony establishment, but only some manage to get on the ships. The country also expands 5000 km into Bhaganagal, taking advantage of the chaos of the on giong war.
  • Mataram's economy sees economic growth it has never seen before. Many businessmen are doing well, and it is helping the economy of the country to grow. Army is made better. More Sesaki now begin to think of themselves as Matarami. Many schools are built and see children of rich citizens attending. On the mainland, many schools built also see students for the first time. The heavily pro-Orissan syllabus is sometimes critisized but not many object, as the country is getting quite close to Orissa and Orissan-backing has helped its economy boom. Some colonists from the country also head to Naya Mataram, with SOC help.
  • The Russian military orders construction of more submarines. The economic condition increases, with more of the common folk getting some of the wealth flowing from trade with Europe. The Russian Academy of Sciences is ordered to look to astronomy, and many more telescopes are purchased, and the R&D is set out to make them see further distances. The colony of Novorossiya grows by 2000 sq km due to increase in cotton production. A new census shows that Russia's population in nearing 12 million. Electoral regions are redrawn accordingly, but not cutting municipalities or regions in fractions. Russian Naval potential is augmented. Heliocentrism begins to take root in the Scientific community, but some are opposed, and those who adamantly oppose it, but also see merit in some aspects of heliocentrism, propose a theory that the sun and the moon orbit the Earth, but the rest of the planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter) orbit the sun. This becomes known as the Masterov Model, after its most adamant proponent. (also, what nation owns the colony in grey in the Gulf of Mexico?)
    • The Netherlands.
    • Louis Kepler, noticing the popularity of his idea in Russia, writes to the Russian Tsar and asks him (in secret) to pressure the King of Brandenburg to separate from absolute Catholicism and form a new denomination of Catholicism, or to form the Church of Germany.
  • Burgundy: Military is built up and reconstruction continue.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 1000 sq km south and Nya Sverige expands 1500 sq km west. New Georgia expands 1000 sq km south with the goal of reaching Nya Denmark. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottland expands 500 sq km along the peninsula. Afrika Skandinaviska expands into the disorderly territory north to meet up with Nuovo Milano. The University of Stockholm is expanded by royal decree and several scientists/scholars take an interest in the celestial bodies of the universe. Plans are drawn up to take the island of Ceylon.
    • Hey - could you go somewhere other than Sri Lanka (which has no name yet)? Because Mysore is invading that next year.
    • Venice has been focusing on Lanka for years...
    • You mean you began to focus on it this turn? I see no posts other than this year's post.
    • Same.
  • The Mayan Empire expands east on Ometlacatl and north along the Mayan Sea. The schools built are going successfully so far. Xaman and Haven expand south, 1000 km. Xaman makes border contact with Kahkin.
  • Venice continues to build up its naval focus with a fleet setting out for Lanka at the end of this year. This fleet wishes to subdue one of the small Lankan kingdoms and eventually conquer the entire island as a colony/stopover. Nuovo Brescia expands by 3000 sq km down the coast of Papua while Nuovo Treviso expands by 1200 sq km westwards towards Burgundian Antilia.
  • Apache: Military improvement continues as more units are trained to use firearms. The first military base was constructed in Ekta and two of the surrounding cities. Work is underway to create Leonardo's tank.
  • Rajputana expands the Aphrika colony by 500 km. The Rajputs begin to grow suspicious of the ever-growing European meddling in Indian affairs. Spheres of influence begin to emerge in Bendula between Rajputana and Orissia. The navy is expanded and more artillery is added to the army.
    • The Orissans wish to strengthen connections between the strongest Indian kingdoms and requests that both nations participate in discussions and do joint army exercises.
  • Wettin Lands: The various armies are built up, and Hesse's army is almost completely recovered from the Paderborn war. More money is put into the Magdeburg University, and scholarships are offered to very bright potential students. The King of Saxony agrees that if a German League were to be established, there should be a common currency or separate currencies of the same value, which could be easily interchangeable.
  • Kingdom of Rome: Madagascar and Kameroon colonies expand by 1000 sq km each. Katniss turns 15, and Marcus turns 11. The Queen Lea turns 29, and King Julius turns 32.

1622

Korea falls into civil disarray.

Wales builds up its military in response to Irish attempts to seize its throne. (+10 for the next 15 years)

  • Portugal, León and Castille prepare their miitaries. Meanwhile, Nuno Cabral's term as Viceroy of India ends, and Urraca appoints Lopo Soares de Albergária as Viceroy.In frastructure continues to be improved on India. Meanwhile through India, the Portuguese start to trade with nations farther away, as the Casa da Guiné starts to operate on India too. Meanwhile in Antília, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, and Sofala expands by 800 sq km along the coast through the north. Meanwhile, Guiné expands 500 sq km on Bissau, and Loanda expand 700 sq km south. Meanwhile in Brasil, São Vocente expands 1400 sq km and Pará expands 500 sq km. Meanwhile in Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1600 sq km east along the Paraná.
  • The Satomi Shogunate continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km.
  • The Deutsches Kaiserreich (official name for the Brandenburgish Empire) builds up its military. Neu Berlin expands 3400 sq km along all the Great Lakes. Expansion into the Lower Peninsula of Michigan is complete. Neu Prussen expands 200 sq km into Cuba. Von Bismarkk's Land expands 200 sq km into Borneo. Vinland expands 200 sq km along the coast of Greenland. Neu Mecklenburg expands 100 sq km around Bonoman. A draft is made for a treaty that will legitimately make the Mysorans into German clients. Via Mysore we begin to sweep slowly around Vijayangar and expand our influence there. (I'm talking about Sri Lanka.) The Kaiserreich sends a fleet to a location south of our trade partner, China, and we establish a small outpost there. It is heard that the nation is several unorganized and the Empire plans to turn the region into a colony. (How much can you expand into unorganized territory?)
    • Those are the Aymara tribes and they are under a vassalization treaty on behalf of Scandinavia. If you want to easily expand into territory in civil disarray, I would suggest the southern Swahili states which are ripe for the taking. Also, there is always the disorganized states in Southeast Asia.
    • Oh, I didn't know. Please tell me which states I can take. Hopefully, Korea and Siam are up there.
    • Yeah. I'm not sure what the southern Swahili states are called, but I'm sure you can look them up (everything south of Mombasa). Korea will be in civil disarray soon and so will Siam, but I think China is trying to vassalize them as well. Hopefully this helps.
    • Any idea as to when?
    • Now.
    • Yay, LOL.
    • Collie kinda took most of the Swahili City States already...
    • Those areas south of China that could be taken (the Pasig river city-states) are city-states concentrated in a small territory.but it's just differentiation, as they still can be taken by colonial expansion. There is a mod event years ago detaling their appearance.
    • That's great too.
  • Apache: In the Acedamy for the Apachean Spirit new ideas on hydraulics are created and some less than tolerable ideas are emerging from the Theology sector which the European priests are butting heads with the Apachean born priests leading to the European priests demending an inquistion to take place to regain control. Govind is appalled at this idea and quotes "No Apachean will be wrongfully judged because of his own personal beliefs. All are pardoned." Govind sends emissaries to Rome to have a conference with the Pope on why do the priests want an inquisition.
  • Offensives continue, although many battles have a very high rate of casualties on both sides. The war continues at a good pace, yet more men are required to supply equipment and ammunition to the front line troops. Many able-bodied men are drafted into conscription, reducing the amount of workers. Even more money begins to given to employees, and many begin to hire the followers of the new religion as they see no alternative. However, they too, demand good pay, and many nobles with farmlands have to pay more fairly. Small industry in cities also grows and economical trade is encouraged all around the kingdom. The newer collective navy sees new ships added as the captured ships are upgraded and re-fitted and sent to the front lines. The Pandits spread out into more areas, and begin their attempts at converting Muslims in the country of Bengal. The NOC begins to gain more links with the Dutch when a Dutch newspaper reports that the NOC's banner is mainly Saffron/orange. This helps the Dutch connect with the NOC as orange is a very significant colour for them and makes up most of its national flag. The NOC continues to trade rifles with other things, including horses and sheep - which many of the NOC merchantmen have never seen before in their lives. Spices are also traded for cheese. All these new goods will take a long time to arrive back to Orissa, however. Machrajdhani grows 500 sq km, and so does Naya Mataram, expanding southward toward the native state on the island (the colony on Sabah). Both of them see a wave of their respective branches of Hinduism arriving, and both have to start with hardship. The Raja begins to wonder how long can he keep the war against the Bijapuris going as he faces a manpower shortage and major rioting by unemployed neo-Hindus.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation occurring within its borders. Its economy expands and more trade seems to be occurring with states like Mataram. The many followers of the simplified Hinduism try to follow the SOC to their colony establishment, but only some manage to get on the ships. The country also expands 5000 km into Bhaganagal, taking advantage of the chaos of the on giong war.
  • Mataram's economy sees economic growth it has never seen before. Many businessmen are doing well, and it is helping the economy of the country to grow. Army is made better. More Sesaki now begin to think of themselves as Matarami. Many schools are built and see students for the first time. Many children now begin to learn Hindi as a fluent second language.
  • Kingdom of Rome: Madagascar and Kameroon colonies expand by 1000 sq km each. Katniss turns 16, and Marcus turns 12. The Queen Lea turns 30, and King Julius turns 33.
  • China expands its influence in Siam as the military is built up back home. The new Chinese trade ships are unveiled. Two ship types are designed: one designed to carry the same amount of supplies at a much faster speed and one designed to carry more supplies at the same speed as other Chinese ships. The prototypes, along with eight other trade ships, are launched from Shanghai. Meanwhile, the colony in the Philippines expands to the south by 1000 sq km and the Hawaiian colony expands by 1000 sq km.
    • Shanghai is a little fishing village at this point in time. Hangzhou and Fuzhou were the primary Chinese shipyards.
    • It was way more important than that by now OTL. Given the events of this map game, Shanghai is probably a bit more important than it was OTL.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 1000 sq km west and 1000 sq km south. Nya Sverige expands 1000 sq km south. New Georgia expands 1000 sq km south with the goal of reaching Nya Denmark. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottland is abandoned with many colonists considering the land useless. Instead, they become interested in the islands of Java and Sumatra. Afrika Skandinaviska expands into the disorderly territory north to meet up with Nuovo Milano (renamed Nya Milan, which is expanding south along the coast to Afrika Skandinaviska). The Queen commissions the Scandinavian East Indian Company (SEIC) to begin to exert influence over the Bengali region. A traveling diplomat meets with the Orissan Raja to assure them that Scandinavia means no harm to them. Envoys arrive in China and request trading rights.
    • Rome offers Katniss in a Royal Marriage with Scandanvia's Crown Prince.
      • He is already married. The only one available by this point is the Crown Prince's son.
      • That works as well.
    • China accepts.
    • Germany asks to buy off Scandinavia's Hudson Bay Colony.
  • Eire: The marriage occurs, creating a personal union. Military expansion continues.
    • Read last year's mod event.
    • Congratulations. Now you are controlled by a NPC. And plus, this personal union won't occur until your king dies.
  • Research is done on the plague in the Nasrid Emirate. Test cures are given to the population to test.
  • Burgundy: The military is built up and rebuilding continues.
  • Venice continues to build up its navy. An alliance with Orissa is requested. Nuovo Treviso expands by 1000 sq km westwards while St Peter expands by 3200 sq km southwards down the island chain.
    • Mysore demands that Venice backs away from Kotte and sends a small mercenary fleet to the location. (Come on, the whole island was already blockaded by the Germans. Read my post back up there.)
    • I think this is unfair to others trying to peacefully gain control of a region of India. Things don't work like that, they would fight you and the other Lankan states would as well.
    • I concur.
    • Don't make the same mistake that Scraw tried made. You can't just make an organized nation become a colony. You have to go to war with it if you want to.
    • Orissa accepts, and relays on the information to the NOC. They also would like to ask for Venice to support the country in all of its wars against the Indian states and in reutrn we will help you in your wars.
    • Venice accepts.
  • France: Fort Moreau and Fort Ouest-Bout both expand 500 sq km.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its military and the federation expands its Kupang colony 1000 sq km onto the island to the south of the colony. Otherwise, the federation begins trying to seek out allies to help the federation accomplish its goals for improving the federation's global trade network. An alliance is formed with the Maldives Sultanate and the federation begins to move to vassalize the Maldives Sultanate to protect it from European expansion.
  • Ethiopia extended both its colonies by 300 km, and expands its economy and military.
  • The Mayan Empire expands east on Ometlacatl. More children begin going to school, which pleases the Oligarchy. The flax and cotton crops are harvested, and then woven into cotton and linen garments, which sell for a high price. Xaman and Haven expnad 2000 km each.
  • The Levantine Kingdom develops its economy, and extends its colonies on New Syria by 2300 sq km (westwards and into the River of Hashem/Orange River), Rihnad Mihyah by 500, and Nusantara by 200. Christianisation of the Levant continues and influence towards Persia begins.
  • Military of Russia is expanded, and the economy inproves significantly. Secret plans are drawn to invade the rebel state of "Little Russia". Colony of Kanada expands by 2000 sq km.
  • UKBT expands education, Hans Joseph travels to Russia to help school engineers in the development of telescopes. Joseph also believes in heliocentrism, but unlike Keplar, he has the support of the Queen. Talks of restoring Kappelianism rise as many scientists feel like the Church is hindering scientific and technological growth. Johan Friedmann continues to perfect his method of blood transfusion, creating a typing chart that contains four groups, Group A (with the A-antigen) has Anti-B antibodies, Group B (with the B-antigen) has Anti-A antibodies, Group AB (with both A and B-antigens) has no antibodies, and Group O (with no antigens) has anti-A and anti-B antibodies. This simplifies the transfusion process so the risk of blood rejection diminishes.
    • ​How did he find out which antigen does what? How to perform blood test in 1622...
    • The original discover Jean Baptiste did it in 1667. This is just a prelimnary theory, one he held for numerous years of trial and error (lots of people died)

1623

  • Portugal, Castille and León prepare their militaries. Meanwhile, The Archbishop of Évora, Pedro V, uncle of the Queen, dies. Meanwhile, From India, some envoys get to China and request trading rights, since the Scandinavians seem to have already done it. Meanwhile, Sofala expands 900 sq km north, and in Antília, Santo Amaro expands 900 sq km, and in Brasil, Tremebé expands 700 sq km and São Vicente expands 1000 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1700 sq km along the Paraná, and on the outer reaches of Paraná, a village called Santiago is founded. Meanwhile, Nuno elevates his brother, Álvaro, to Duke of Aveiro, seeing he was the Marchess of Torres Novas until then. However, Álvaro does not retain his position as Marchess, as it is given to Jorge de Lencastre, cousin of his wife, Juliana de Lencastre.
    • China accepts.
    • Reminder: Germany got to China first.
    • What i meant with trading rights was permission for Portuguese marchants to trade on China.
  • The Satomi Shogunate continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km.
  • The Kaiserreich von Deutschens expands its military. Korya expands into Korya by 1500 sq km. Meanwhile, Neu Berlin expands 3300 sq km. Neu Mecklenburg and Von Bismarkk's Land expand 200 sq km each. Vinland and Neu Prussen expand 200 sq km each as well. Kepler continues his researches and opens a university where he teaches the youth his findings. Mysore signs a treaty that gives the German Far Eastern Company a hegemony over the small nation.
    • How did you establish a colony in Korea? The last years's post says about a location south of China and Korea is north of China.
    • Oh, I was thinking in terms of present day OTL China.
  • Apache: Acedemies are appering all over the nation for all tribesman to get a greater understanding of the world. The first students at the Acedemies are very inspired to achieve greatness. The devolpment of the Leo Tank as it came to be called has stalled as engineers need to fix Leonardo's booby trap with the wheel's spinning away from each other.
  • In another move, the navy is used to land troops on the western coast of Bijapur. This takes the Bijapris by surprise and much land is captured in the move. However, disaster strikes this year. Huge scale revolts begin as the unemployed neo-Hindus demand freedom and work, while many people working demand more money. This cripples the war effort, and the Raja gives the order to halt and hold whatever territories that they can, while most of his troops are ordered to suppress the revolts. The war finishes as a result as dissicent is cracked down upon. The treatment of the populace wanting better pay to work by the army convinces many that the ways of the new Hinduism is not bad, and the highest conversion numbers are seen this year. Thousands also escape from the country through the SOC and Machrajdhani grows 500 sq km, and so does Naya Mataram, expanding southward toward the native state on the island (the colony on Sabah). Both of them see a wave of their respective branches of Hinduism arriving, and both have to start with hardship. Indstry takes a hit, but still grows slightly. The navy has one ship added to it. The Pandits spread out into more areas, and continue their attempts at converting Muslims in the country of Bengal. The NOC now flies the Saffron flag of Orissa with pride in European waters, after learning about the Dutch liking of the flag. Trading with the Dutch reaches new highs, after it is learned that the Dutch, too, are master traders. Dutch traders and the traders of the NOC soon gain mutual respect of each other. The NOC also begins to carry intellectuals to the ports of the Netherlands where they disembark and begin to meet with enlightened minds. The NOC goods finally reach Orissa, to greet a surprised Raja and an astounded populace. The Raja feels that the riots stopped hios from achieving total domination, and plans to return to invade Bijapur. Although the rioting has been crushed, he now knows that almost half of his population now follows the neo-Hinduism and that most of his populace want to earn better pay. He also sees that Mataram is beginning to educate its populace, and he orders the construction of 50 schools for the children of nobles to attend. The language taught would be Hindi, and all subjects would be in Hindi.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation occurring within its borders. Its economy expands and more trade seems to be occurring with states like Mataram. The many followers of the simplified Hinduism try to follow the SOC to their colony establishment, but only some manage to get on the ships. The country also expands 5000 km into Bhaganagal, taking advantage of the chaos of the on going war.
  • Mataram's economy sees economic growth it has never seen before. Many businessmen are doing well, and it is helping the economy of the country to grow. Army is made better. More Sesaki now begin to think of themselves as Matarami. Many schools are built and see students for the first time. Many children now begin to learn Hindi as a fluent second language.
  • Kingdom of Rome: Madagascar and Kameroon colonies expand by 1000 sq km each. Katniss turns 17, and Marcus turns 32. The Queen Lea turns 31, and King Julius turns 34. Rome offers Portugal a Royal Marriage.
  • Cyprus offers to buy your Kameroon colony.
  • How much will, what will you give me for it?
    • Portugal asks whether they mean to marry their heir with a Portuguese princess or the opposite.
    • A Portuguese Princess
  • Wettin Lands: The Wettin lands continue to build up militaries and sciences.
  • UKBT expands education. The military grows. Work on the sciences continue. Hans Joseph stays in Russia for the time being to help them build astronomical equipment. (Johan Friedmann established the blood theory last turn, I did not mean to imply it was fact yet, the original transfusion with antigens established was 1667, which is still a ways off, I was merely establishing the framework for Johan's future success.)
  • Rajputana expands the colony by 500 km. The military grows.
  • Burgundy: In one last attempt to keep a navy, the burgundians ask for the french for one city or coastal region to host what may remain of the Royal fleet and to administer the colonies. Military is built up and colonial expansion continues.
    • France is forbidden to do such by the post-war treaty. You will be stripped of a coast line for 60 years henceforth by terms of the treaty.
    • Link to the treaty, please.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 1000 sq km west and 1000 sq km south. Nya Sverige expands 1000 sq km south. New Georgia expands 1000 sq km south with the goal of reaching Nya Denmark. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottlanders arrive on the island of Sumatra. Afrika Skandinaviska expands into the disorderly territory north to meet up with Nya Milan. The SEIC continues to exert its influence over Bengal. Niall Murdock is appointed to the position of president of the SEIC, disappointing Jan Nyborg and his family. Seeing their military dominance threatened by the Scottish-Norwegian Murdocks, the Nyborgs begin to heavily invest in the sciences. Aleksander Nyborg, considered a prodigy, begins to attend the prestigious University of Stockholm.
    • The Germans offer to buy the Hudson Bay colony for a hefty price.
    • We decline.
    • You sure? We have a million dollars (metaphor) and you have an unused colony. This is a one time offer.
  • Cyprus begins talks into the acquiring of the Kingdom of Rome's colony. Nea Lemesos is expanded by 1000 sq km around the Kingdom of Rome's colony; Nea Lefkosia expands 350 sq km, Nea Larnaka expands by 350 sq km and Nea Kyrenia expands by 300 sq km.
  • Ethiopia expands its military and economy. Borona expands by 500 km and Wärqama expands by 400 km.
  • Venice works on its economy with trade booming with Japan and other Asian nations. Venice continues to expand Nuovo Brescia by 2000 sq km while St Peter expands by 2200 sq km. The colonies of St Peter and St John are renamed Nuovo Piedmont and Nuovo Roma respectivly. The King of Venice decides to combine the puppet states of Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily into the Kingdom of Three Sicilies.
  • France: Both colonies expand 500 sq km south.
  • The Mayan Empire expands east on Ometlacatl. Flax and Cotton continue to be harvested, and the schooling systems are working well. The Oligarchy declares that schools will operate a minimum of four months per year, in the time between harvesting season and planting season. Xaman and Haven expand 2000 km each.
  • Russian forces continue to be more armed and better trained. More cannons are made, and the navy releases its first naval stealth (submarine) squadron. THere are designs on how to attatch ceveral of these submarines, some that might be packed with marines, to Bogatyr or North Star Class Warships. THe Russian Tsar urges the King of Brandenburg to adopt a policy of the Power of the Emperor is greater than that of the pope, and perhaps converting to Orthodoxy. The Academy of sciences, with the help of keplar, acquires many telescopes, and an astronomer, Nicolai Parskov, discovers the laws of planetary motion (OTL Kepler's laws of Planetary motion). A vast majority of The Astronomers in the Academy of sciences are now either Heliocentrists or Closet heliocentrist, mostly because some say that the geo-heliocentric model is just heliocentrism but with a different viewpoint, and that they are trying to slab archaic thinking into the new model, however, the remaining 15% of astronomers are geo-Heliocentrists, with all of them believing in a rotating earth, that could easily explain certain biblical phenomenon. By the end of the year, the Tsar falls terribly ill with a serious case of the flu and wants a successor chosen lest he die prematurely to reduce the interregnum period, and orders elections for a temporary one-year successor. As this is not under the succession laws, the Duma passes the Succession Act, stating that a living Tsar and Grand Prince can, if he feels ill and not fit for duty, order for elections of an official successor, holding the title of Tsesarevich for 12 months, as to reduce interregnum if the Tsar dies, or resigns his post. However, if the Tsar dies by poisoning or assassination, the title of Tsesarevich is revoked, as to reduce the temptation to kill the Tsar. After nearly a month of elections and Run-off electoins in the veches, the Muscovite Michail Kravchenko is elected Tsesarevich, being accepted by the "four great vehces" (Novgorod, Moscow, Kazan, and Minsk). The Tsar's conditino continues to deteriorate. Novorossiya expands by 2000 sq km.
  • China expands its military as relations with Siam improve. The trade routes with Europe improve the Chinese economy. A demand for spice encourages China to establish relations with more Indonesian islands. Meanwhile, education in China continues to improve, universities being established in major Chinese cities. The increase in educated people allows for more shipping businesses to be produced. China promotes the establishment of private shipbuilding businesses to accommodate for the rising numbers of wannabe traders and sailors.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its military and the federation expands its Kupang colony 1000 sq km onto the island to the south of the colony. Otherwise, the federation focuses on building on its alliance with the Maldives Sultanate as Sultan Akram, Sheik of Bahrain, sends some of his most important advisers to meet with the Maldivian Sultan to convince him to allow the Arabian federation to vassalize the Maldives Sultanate to protect it from European expansion.

1624

An earthquake happens on Hebei, China.

Another one in the same city so soon?

Actually, it is just in the same region. And plus, when I make this kind of event, is because they (probably) happened in OTL. I found about this one on a Spanish Wikipedia's article about 1624.

  • Portugal, León and Castille prepare their militaries. Meanwhile, having received China's response as to begin trade with them, trade from India reaches farther, and Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 600 sq km, and Guiné expands 500 sq km on Bissau. Meanwhile in Brasil, Tremembé expands 1050 sq km finally connecting itself to Pará, and the border between both capitanias is set at the Gurupi river. Meanwhile, São Vicente expands 1850 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, Santa Fé expands 1700 sq km. Meanwhile, as Dinis, eldest son of Duarte, turns 16, Duarte attempts to arrange a marriage for him.
  • The Satomi Shogunate continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km.
  • The Kaiserreich von Deutschens expands its military. Neu Berlin expands 3300 sq km. Vinland expands 300 sq km onto Greenland. Neu Mecklenburg expands 100 sq km, as does Neu Prussen. Von Bismarkk's Land expands 300 sq km. Troops in Korya continue to push into the area, expanding occupied territory by 15000 sq km. We offer to buy anyone's colony, anywhere.
  • Wasn't you already told that the expansion of a colony into civil disarray/fragmented areas must fit with the colonial rates?
  • Ethiopia sends a small fleet of twenty ships and 2,000 colonists to South America to settle on the southwestern coast of the continent. The colony of Borona is expanded by 500 km and the colony of Wärqama expanded by 300 km. The economy and military are also expanded.
    • You can't establish anymore colonies for a very long time. Besides, Australian colonization for you is a stretch-- this is off the deep end. Not to mention that you risk war with France, who will dominate that area.
    • I'm doing the best with what I've got. And please, I spent the last half decade rebuilding my navy and technology base. If Cyprus can colonize the Congo, I've definitely got this.
    • Thank you, but Cyprus, like Greece, is a predominantly naval nation, and could have taken some colonies, much like the Dutch did. Ethiopia was NEVER a naval nation, being predominantly land based.
  • The Mayan Empire improves the military. Children are now attending schools for four months per year, and have the option of going on to a higher level of schooling in the Royal Academy. Literacy is increasing, as children are learning, then showing their family members. Flax and cotton crops continue to grow bountifully, and a major linen industry is set up in the Mutul province, where the raw flax is shipped, then woven into linen fabric. Xaman and Haven expand 2000 km.
  • Your schooling is becoming rather implausible, especially for a native nation.
  • Cotton will have trouble growing in the tropical climate. You education systems are majorly implausible. No European or Asian nation has schools for all children yet. That happened in Britain in the 18th century!
  • This doesn't mean all children. This is upper class children, who can afford to learn. Children in lower class families still need to harvest crops, so obviously they won't be attending schools. I can exclude cotton, but flax should be fine. I want to get in the game, and I'm not as naive as my OTL counterparts. They lacked European learning and tools, where I have been given them. I may not be the first nation to industrialize, but I'm still going to try to modernize.
  • The United Kingdoms of Bavaria and Thuringia: diplomats travel to Salzburg and attempt to begin vassalizing the people, prospectives prove difficult but not impossible. The Queen continues the push for modern education, Universities begin to break away from the Church, declaring that "The Church is hindering our understandings of the world, we must leave in order to move forward" Heilocentrism is adopted as the primary method of explaining the cosmos. Mattias Scarburough, an engineer from Nassau, begins preliminary work on a steam powered turbine, though these remain only as drawings for now, he still will need years of planning before his experiments can begin, Queen's University (formerly Nassau University) states that they will at least partially fund his experiments, Mattias also applies for aid at the Bavarian Bankgruppe.The bank states they are interested, and will make a decision next year. The Queen asks the German Empire what the plans for the proposed league are, and whether it is still on. Hans Joseph returns from Russia.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 1000 sq km west and 1000 sq km south. Nya Sverige expands 1000 sq km south. Eriksmark expands 1000 sq km, 500 sq km in each direction along the bay. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottlanders arrive on the island of Sumatra and begin expanding into the territory. Afrika Skandinaviska expands into the disorderly territory north to meet up with Nya Milan. The SEIC continues to exert its influence over Bengal. In a grand ceremony, Queen Karina coronates herself and her husband Nuno of Portugal-Leon as Kejszarinna and Kejszar of the Scandinavian Empire.
  • Cyprus continues talks regarding the acquisition of the Kingdom of Rome's Nea Lemesos colony. Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 800 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 600 sq km, Nea Lemesos is expanded by 400 sq km and Nea Kyrenia is expanded by 200 sq km.
  • Saxony: The Saxon and Hessian armies are improved and expanded. The King's representative in Berlin also asks the Emperor if the proposed German League is still on the table. King Otto II falls ill in the winter, and his doctors are of the belief that he wil not last the winter. His son, Rupprecht, takes over as Regent, and makes preparations for assuming the joint Saxon-Hessian thrones upon his father's death.
  • Anhalt: Prince Leopold II's debts are finally paid off, and taxes are immediately lessened. Plan are out into place, with the approval of the Saxon Military Advisor, for introducing newer, better cannnons to replacy Anhalt's ageing artillery arsenal.
    • Venice offers the best cannon makers in Europe to help cast Anhalt's cannons. At their standard fee of course.
  • Archbishopric of Magdeburg: An anonymous novel begins appearing around the university. It describes a man's journey to the moon by flying on the back of a giant eagle of the heavens. Once he is there, the protagonist observes the Earth from the Moon, and makes the connection that the Earth does go around the Sun. The book is immediately banned by the authorities, as it espouses the heretical theory of Helio-centricity, however, many copies remain and the book becomes quite well-read.
  • Kingdom of Rome: Madagascar and Kameroon colonies expand by 1000 sq km each. Katniss turns 18 and Marcus turns 13. The Queen Lea turns 32 and King Julius turns 35. Rome offers Portugal a Royal Marriage with a Portuguese Princess.
    • Portugal, now understanding what they mean, offers Urraca, daughter of Afonso, second son of Nuno I, and who is 12 years old.
    • Rome graciously thanks Portugal, and Marcus, who is 13, is sent to meet Urraca and brings several gifts for her and her father.
  • Various scientific ideas circulate around Venice. The King grows concerned and cracks down on the secret science groups. Unfortuantely Prince Leonardo is captured in one such raid and the king cannot believe his son is involved with science. This causes the King to enter a bout of depression. The King fades away and soon dies leaving the throne to Prince Leonardo. Prince Leonardo, tired of the Papacy's backward policies, decrees that Venice will allow religious freedom for all researchers and thinkers. As a result some fundamentalists rise up in revolt but are quickly crushed. The young prince realizes that the people are too connected to their faith and thus declares the Church of Italy as a breakaway group from the Papacy (like England OTL) with himself as the head of the church. The Pope is evicted from Vatican City and flees to Venaissin. Venice, expecting retaliation, fortifies its borders. Nuovo Treviso expands by 1100 sq km westwards while Nuovo Piedmont expands by 1100 sq km, Nuovo Brescia expands by 2100 sq km southwards.
  • Burgundy: We ask the Portuguese Kingdom to allow us to administer our colonies through Spain and the military is built up. Colonies expand - 1000 Neu Antwerp now, and 1000 Brazilea.
    • Portugal asks how would this work.
  • Rajputana expands the Aphrika colony by 500 km many poor Hindus move to the area. The military grows.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its economy and the federation expands its Kupang colony 1000 sq km onto the island to the south of the Kupang colony. The federation after meeting with and negotiating with, the Maldivian Sultan; he agrees to allow the Arabian federation to vassalize the Maldives Sultanate. As Sultan elections loom, Sultan Akram's colonial and vassal expansion, as well as his military policy seems to be winning him many votes with the merchant classes who want to establish companies to colonize important trade routes.
  • Russian military continues to grow, and explorers are sent to explore Siberia, with them claiming that two adjacent northern peninsulas and then some (will add to map) to Russia for the domain. Russian Scientists continue to make advances in Astronomy, taking more observations. Less and less of the intelligentsia, or just literate individuals, are starting to take the heliocentric theory. They say that certain biblical phenomenon can be expalained because the theory needs a rotating Earth, and thus God can stop the earth's spin, therefore keeping the sun in place. and many people don't need to be taken ond hundred percent literally, especially with hard earned evidence. God would not overly complicate things, and thus would have no need for circles upon circles. In any case, the Russian Curch refuses to comment on the nature of the solar system, and Partriarch Kiril says that he trusts the judgment of the astronomers so long unless heresy is beyond a reasonable doubt. The Academy of Sciences enjoys a much deserved freedom of reign...oh right, I forgot to make the Tsar die ... he dies and Mikhail Yaroslavich II Kravchenko is crowned as the Tsar of All the Russias, master of Kazan, Lord of Minsk and Moscow, and Ruler of the colonies.
  • Even more convert this year, and the converts begins to equal the number of people still following old Hinduism. The Pandits spread out into more areas, and continue their attempts at converting Muslims in the country of Bengal. There seems to have been some progress made in the country. Thousands also escape from the country through the SOC and Machrajdhani grows 500 sq km, and so does Naya Mataram, expanding southward toward the native state on the island (the colony on Sabah). Both of them see a wave of their respective branches of Hinduism arriving, and both have to start with hardship. Industry grows slightly again. The navy has a couple of ships added to it. Ideas of the Dutch, and Europe in general, reach Orrisa through the NOC. One of these is about heliocentrism. This idea begins to be readily accpeted - as there is nothing against the theory in Hindu scriptures. The NOC continues to establish closer relations with the Dutch, and begins to pay more for certain pro-NOC members in the Royal Family. Small rioting begins again, but is subsided. The Raja is forced to make a law with entitles the working man to a minimum wage (its not a lot, however). 50 schools have been built, and children of noble families attend.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation occurring within its borders. Its economy expands and more trade seems to be occurring with states like Mataram. The many followers of the simplified Hinduism try to follow the SOC to their colony establishment, but only some manage to get on the ships. The country also expands 5000 km into Bhaganagal, taking advantage of the chaos of the on going war.
  • Mataram's economy sees economic growth it has never seen before. Many businessmen are doing well, and it is helping the economy of the country to grow. Army is made better. More Sesaki now begin to think of themselves as Matarami. Many schools are built and see students for the first time. Many children now begin to learn Hindi as a fluent second language.

1625

PMII1625
Pope Nicholas VI officially takes control of the Comtat Venaissin, declaring it a successor to the former Papal States. They begin the construction of the "New Vatican" in the city of Avignon.
  • Portugal, León and Castille continue preparing their militaries. Meanwhile, having received no offers from anybody else, Duarte arranges Dinis' marriage to Constança, daughter of João, Duke of Bragança. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 600 sq km, and Guiné expands 500 sq km on Serra Leoa. Meanwhile, Loanda expands 700 sq km south, and in Brasil, São Vicente expands 2300 sq km along the Paranaíba river, and in Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1800 sq km along the Paraguay. Meanwhile, Lopo Soares de Albergária's term ends, and he is replaced with Francisco Gómez de Sandoval as Viceroy. However, Sandoval's ship sinks on a storm, but the news of this still haven't reached Portugal.
    • Burgundian Response: It would work as some Burgundian Merchants and Nobles living in Portuguese land (mainly ports or coastal regions), who with what may remain of the Burgundian fleet will administer the colonies in the name of the King, only if you agree.
  • The Satomi Shogunate continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its economy and the federation expands its Kupang colony 1000 sq km onto the island to the south of the Kupang colony. The federation's advisers return from the Maldives after convincing the Maldives Sultan to allow his nation to become a vassal of the Arabian federation. Sultan elections now take over most conversations in the federation as Sultan Akram seeks to remain in power.
  • Apache: Another problem has emerged about the tank and this is about the cannons and how to load a cannon inside a giant structure. Research on this has begun and so far there is a good progress being made. Great Warchief Govind has declared that no religion should ever be persecuted in the Apachean nation the majority should never oppress the minority and thus says that all educated men and commoners around the world are welcome to come and become a citizen in the Apachean nation no persecution will come to your ideals and scientific work shall be encouraged. Come bring your ideas to help our nation prosper. This is an attempt to get more educated minds and to increase the recruitment pool for the military and increase scientific output so the tank can be constructed.
  • Convert numbers decrease rapidly, as the remainder of the population is heavily old Hindu. The Pandits spread out into more areas, and continue their attempts at converting Muslims in the country of Bengal. There seems to have been some progress made in the country. Thousands also escape from the country through the SOC and Machrajdhani grows 500 sq km, and so does Naya Mataram, expanding southward toward the native state on the island (the colony on Sabah). Both of them see a wave of their respective branches of Hinduism arriving, and both have to start with hardship. Industry begins to grow again, with newspapers being made and printing presses being "manufactured". The navy sees bigger and heavier armed ships added to it so that the country can protect its borders. Many enlightened minds begin to work on the theory of heliocentrism, and look at the universe in general. The NOC continues to establish closer relations with the Dutch, and begins to pay more for certain pro-NOC members in the Royal Family selling goods. They also begin to basically out buy smaller businesses in Dutch ports, because they have the sufficient funding and base to do so. Many noble children learn about the new ideas spreading through Orissa, and the countries discoveries in the world. They learn about all the major trading companies as well as about the colonies and vassals. The Raja, seeing his dream of a port on the west complete, begins to encourage the populace to move to the new land to help establish a port city. He calls the new port town Bumbai, and orders the construction of port facilities to take place as people move to the new town.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation occurring within its borders. The country has now become a neo-Hindu majority country. The many followers of the simplified Hinduism try to follow the SOC to their colony establishment, but only some manage to get on the ships. The country also expands the last 5000 km into Bhaganagal, completely taking over the country.
  • Mataram's economy sees economic growth it has never seen before. Small business companies begin to grow as traders put their collective knowledge together. Army is made better, and the country gears up for war. Almost all Sesaki now begin to think of themselves as Matarami. Many schools are built and see students for the first time. Many children can now communicate fluently in Hindi, the ones who are going to school. The country is mainly old Hindu, with a few Buddhist monasteries in the country and so do not really need to worry about changes in Orissa.
  • The Kaiserreich von Deutschens expands its military. Kaiser Frederick V dies after a really long time and Ludwig IV is crowned in Berlin. Neu Berlin expands 3400 sq km while Neu Prussen (onto Cuba) and Vinland (along Greenland's coast) expand 400 sq km each. Kepler continues research on stuff. More people go to his universe, and one of his prodigies, Johann Beethoven (yeah, Beethoven) follows his step and opens another university. We begin to exploit the riches of Mysore. Ludwig IV follows the model of Ludwig of Venice (Leonardo) and declares the Germanic Church (similar to the Gallic Church). Aragon follows into the Germanic Church as well. Maria Anna, the last Queen of Austria (and Castile before it was conquered), dies after a really long time and the throne passes down to Ludwig IV. He travels to Vienna to incorporate the Austrian land into the German realm and plans to bring Austria into the Germanic Church by next year. All of our colonies are in this church, too.
  • Politically they'll be in the German church, but the Aragonese masses will remain Catholic. It makes sense, they wouldn't join it.
  • Ethiopia expands its colony of Borona by 500 km and Wärqama by 400 km. The military and economy are expanded further.
    • Add more depth mate. Say like if you are expanding infrastructure or not and stuff. The SOC asks for an alliance with Ethiopia again, as it will help them conduct business easier.
  • The Mayan Empire increases funds to small businesses. Upper class children are now attending schools for four months per year, and have the option of going on to a higher level of schooling in the Royal Academy. Flax crops continue to be grown, and the linen industry is set up in the Mutul province, where the raw flax is shipped, then woven into linen fabric. Xaman and Haven expand 2000 km.
  • Burgundy: The colonies expand, New Antwerp 750 sq km, Brazilea 750 and Guiane expands 500 Sq km, the military is built up and alliance (or at least a non-aggression pact) is asked with Scandinavia and Brandenburg as well as Bavaria and Venice.
  • China continues to expand its military as the increased trade expands its economy. The education system continues to make reforms.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nye Norge expands 1000 sq km west and 1000 sq km south. Nya Sverige expands 1000 sq km south. Eriksmark expands 1000 sq km, 500 sq km in each direction along the bay. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottlanders continue expanding into the island of Sumatra. Afrika Skandinaviska expands into the disorderly territory north to meet up with Nya Milan. The SEIC continues to exert its influence over Bengal. The Kejszarinna, being a patron of the arts since her days as the Princess of Finland, convinces the Riksdag to provide money for the universities in the country and the colonies. The Riksdag concurs and separately establishes a policy of benign neglect towards the Catholic Church. The young Nyborg prodigy hears of the Kejszarinna's kindness and focuses even more on his scientific studies.
    • Ludwig IV invites Scandinavia to free itself from the Papal bonds and join the Germanic Church. (You are Germanic peoples anyway.)
    • The Riksdag (and the Kejszarinna) reveal that they were planning a split, but that it'll be a while since we are experimenting with the benign neglect policy because it might upset our sister country Portugal. Also, we don't exactly like a foreign monarch being the head of the church that Scandinavia follows.
    • I can see where you're going with that last part. We see. Well, at least keep this under consideration.
    • We plan on an eventual split, joining the Germanic (or Nordic?) church is something the government plans on doing in the future but that last part is what holds any immediate back. Maybe we can have a Patriarch of ____.
    • Patriarch of the Vandals or Goths? (After all, Sweden, Denmark and Germany were all Goth/Vandal homelands.)
    • I don't know. Those might carry barbarous connotations. I would personally have gone with Goths. Where would this patriarch reside?
    • Meet me on the talk page.
  • UKBT: After a large debate in the Reichstag, the Queen and the Reichstag declare the separation of the Bavarian churches from the clutches of the Catholic Church. Debates now rage on what to accept as the state religion. Education continues to boom for the wealthy. Salzburg continues to be vassalized. The German League continues to be considered.
    • Salzburg is an Archbishopric. I don't think that vassalizing an Archbishopric is possible.
    • Well, that's awkward, considering I vassalize (and have been posting for) the Archibshopric of Magdeburg since 1519...Callumthered (talk) 12:12, February 27, 2013 (UTC)
    • So it is going to be a semantics problem. I'm not saying that your relation with Magdeburg is invalid, but there must be another name for it. Sphere of influence, or something?
    • I was under the impression that an archbishopric was under the same rule as any other NPC. At any rate, the Catholic Church is in shambles, if there is anytime to vassilize a bishopry, it would be now.
    • Well, since if we continue to discuss how this would be complex, just forget what I said.
    • You can vassalize an archbishopry. An archbishop can have a liegelord. Scandinator (talk) 21:28, February 27, 2013 (UTC)
  • France: Fort Moreau and Fort Ouest-Bout both expand 500 sq km south. Gives strong condemnation of the Scandinavians for their separation from the Catholic Church, and states that those who separate from the one true faith are no better than the Muslims and Kappelists of old. Offers a meeting of those still faithful in Paris or Rome.
  • The Kejszarinna (Empress) of Scandinavia states that the split has not occurred yet. We are "Catholic" for a while.
  • Cyprus continues to negotiate with both Novogrod and the Kingdom of Rome over the acquisition and modification of colonies. Nea Lefkosia expands by 1000 sq km and Nea Lemesos expands by 1000 sq km.
  • Wettin Lands: King Otto II of Saxony dies, and is succeeded as King of Saxony and Duke of Hesse by his son, Rupprecht II. Prince Leopold II of Anhalt and Archbishop Victor attend the coronation, as do prominent members of all the Wettin Landtags. Using the opportunity to raise important issues with the entire Wettin leadership, Rupprecht opens a debate about whether the Wettin Lands should also break free from the Catholic Church. The idea is violently opposed by the Archbishop of Magdeburg, Prince Leopold II and a majority of the Landtag members, and so Rupprecht decrees that the Wettin Lands shall remain Catholic and in full communion with the Pope (wherever he is). King Ruprecht hopes that this will not affect Saxony's good relations with Brandenburg or Bavaria, and hopes that the proposed German League can still come to pass. The militaries are improved, and Anhalt invites the Venetian cannon makers to come earn some money!
  • Venetian cannon makers begin to cast around 100 great bombards for the Anhaltese. The King of Venice orders the navy to be improved with more research into naval warfare. Nuovo Venexia expands by 4100 sq km.
  • The New Russian Tsar espouses the new economic policy, which promotes local production, as well as foreign trade, and condemns foreign monopolies on Russian markets. This policy gives bonuses to local flax producers, and that promotes local textile production. Meanwhile, the Russian colony of Novorossiya expands by 2000 sq km as well as the colony of Kanada expanding 1000 sq km along each side of the Rusalka (St Lawrence) River (total 2000). Meanwhile, due to foreign trade, Russian firearms production is at an all-time high. Russian merchant vessels are armed, and some are prepped for possible combat, as well as the construction of more navy happens.

1626

An earthquake strikes Naples, killing over 10,000.

The Catholic Chuch becomes more and more divided as many resent what they perceive as a French-controlled Papacy. Venice's Church of Italy begins the Mediterranean. Northern and Eastern Europe are dominated by the Germanic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church, respectively. Only France and Portugal remain as the last bastion of the Catholic Church.

What Nordic Church might this be? Also, the breakaway Churches (Germany, Italy) are still Catholic, essentially.

The Eastern Orthodox also think of themselves as Catholic. They still aren't Catholic.

But we are Catholic. The same way that the Anglican Church is Protestant.

Just not ROMAN Catholic. I don't think it's possible to establish a separate Church and still follow the Pope.

The Orthodox consider themselves "catholic" because the word means "universal"... the Orthodox consider themselves part of the holy Catholic (universal) and apostolic church, not the Roman Catholic church (which is what we mean when we say Catholic).

Silly Catholics. Orthodox is the real way to go. :P

  • Portugal, León and Castille's economies grow. Meanwhile, with the start of trade with China, in Lisboa, green leaves of a plant used to make a drink apparently called "chá", and which is known on both China and India, arrives along with othr cargo on a ship. Meanwhile, as the news of the Duke of Cambaia's death arrive in Portugal, Urraca appoints Nuno Álvares Botelho as Viceroy of India. Meanwhile, in León, the Tormes river overflows, and floods Salamanca. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 500 sq km, and Sofala expands 800 sq km, while Loanda expands 700 sq km. Meanwhile, Guiné expands 500 sq km in Serra Leoa, and in Brasil, São Sebastião expands 1600 sq km north inland, while in Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1800 sq km on both Paraná and Paraguai.
  • The Satomi Shogunate continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria colony by 2000 sq km.
  • The Kaiserreich von Deutschens expands its military. Neu Berlin expands 3600 sq km, 1200 sq km into Upper Michigan, 1200 sq km into Canada, and the rest in Vinland, along the coast of Greenland. Neu Mecklenburg and Neu Prussen expand 300 sq km each, around Bonoman and into Cuba respectively. Some people push for economic reform, but they are dismissed. Kepler opens another university dedicated to the study of the cosmos and stuff. The Germanic Church expands its influence. Secretly, the plans with Scandinavia have been drafted. Mysore is finally placed under the control of the German Eastern Trade Company after the death of the last ruler and the secret fatal poisoning of his heirs. Mysore launches a campaign into Travancore and seeks aid from Orissa, Godavari and Mataram, who are on good terms with Germany. Meanwhile we begin to exert influence over Poland.
    • Bavaria asks if it may purchase a piece of coastline so it may begin to colonize.
      • Nope, sorry.
    • Bavarian religous leaders meet with the German Church to discuss the direction that Bavarian Christians should go with the absence of a true Papacy.
      • Bavarians may enter the Germanic Church at any time.
  • The Raja sees his opportunity this year, and for a second time, orders the Orissan armies roll into Bijapur. Many of the neo-hindu Pandits secretly follow the troops into battle and begin to spread their religion. The Pandits also continue their attempts at converting Muslims in the country of Bengal, and it seems like quite a few are beginning to take heed to their wordings. The Pandits stay away from the old Hindus as they realise that converting Muslims is better than converting citizens who are already Hindu. This leads to a revival of old Hinduism in Bengal, much to the dismay of the Pandits. Thousands also escape from the country through the SOC and Machrajdhani grows 500 sq km, and so does Naya Mataram, expanding southward toward the native state on the island (the colony on Sabah). Both of them see a wave of their respective branches of Hinduism arriving, and both have to start with hardship. Industry begins to grow again, with newspapers being made and printing presses being "manufactured". The navy sees bigger and heavier armed ships added to it so that the country can protect its borders. Many enlightened minds begin to work on the theory of heliocentrism, and look at the universe in general. The NOC continues to establish closer relations with the Dutch, and begins to pay more for certain pro-NOC members in the Royal Family selling goods. They continue to out buy smaller businesses in Dutch ports, because they have the sufficient funding and base to do so. Many noble children learn about the new ideas spreading through Orissa, and the countries discoveries in the world. They learn about all the major trading companies as well as about the colonies and vassals. As more people move to Bumbai, the Raja sees a chance to catch the Bijapuris completely offguard. After a large number of people have landed in Bumbai to set up new lives, the Raja orders the army to invade with the help of the navy on the flank of the Bijapuris - hoping to crush them once and for all.
    • Mysore asks for help from Orissa (and Godavari and Mataram) against Travancore. You can have a port location or somethnig or anything of the kind.
    • We would agree, but in reuturn we would like all of Brandenburg to aid us in our war against the next kingdom we go to war against.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation occurring within its borders. The country has now become a neo-Hindu majority country. The many followers of the simplified Hinduism try to follow the SOC to their colony establishment, but only some manage to get on the ships. Bhaganagal has been completely taken over, and the populace begins to be fed propaganda to keep them from rebelling. The country sends aid to Orissa.
  • Mataram's economy sees economic growth it has never seen before. Small business companies begin to grow as traders put their collective knowledge together. Army is made better, and the country gears up for war. Almost all Sesaki now begin to think of themselves as Matarami. Many schools are built and see students for the first time. Many children can now communicate fluently in Hindi, the ones who are going to school. The country sends aid to Orissa.
  • Vereinten Königreiche von Bayern und Thüringen (UKBT) The Queen blasts the French foreign minister, stating "It is the right of free, sovereign states to choose their own course, The Catholic Church is nothing more than a Puppet of the French King, we will not subserve ourselves to such foolery" Johan Freidmann continues experimenting with his blood type theory. Mattias Scarburough continues his research into steam turbines, he hopes to having a working prototype in the coming years. The Bavarian Bankgruppe expands. The Europa Tradegruppe posts record profits due to the success of Russian trade. Cannon begin to manufactured, modeled after the Venetian cannon in quality, these are designed to be bigger, and faster however. Military expands. Vassalization of Salzburg continues into its third year. IS THERE ANY NATION WILLING TO SELL A SMALL ACCESS TO THE SEA??
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nya Sverige expands 3100 sq km. Eriksmark expands 1000 sq km, 500 sq km in each direction along the bay. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottlanders continue expanding into the island of Sumatra. Afrika Skandinaviska expands into the disorderly territory north to meet up with Nya Milan. The SEIC continues to exert its influence over Bengal and has assumed basic control of the Bengali region. The University of Vikstig in Nya Danmark is established as the third university in the colonies (with Nye Norge and Nya Sverige already having one each). In Hamnoradet, the colonists wish to establish a university that rivals Vikstig's. In Skottland, naval bases are improved. The governor-general of Her Majesty the Kejszarinna in Skottland, Andrew Murdock, struggles to determine what his course of action will be in regards to the religious split in Europe. Just one year after the Riksdag enacted the benign neglect policy, the Kejszarinna decides that it is time for the split. Scandinavia joins the Germanic Church and construction of the Patriarch's palace/home in Lübeck begins.
  • Apache: The progress on the breech-loading cannons are improving and another universaity was opened in Ekta and refugees that can afford to come to the Land of the Apachean Tribes have arrived. Great Warchief Govind wishes to to establish an embassy in the Arabian Federation, France, Portugal, Maya and Venice. Great Warchief Govind would also like to anounce that if Catholicism falls in Europa the Pope is welcome to flee to his lands. Half of the armed forces are armed with some sort of firearm and an engineers corps is established.
  • Everything you've done as the Apache is implausible. You don't have ocean ports, you are a landlocked tribal nation in the Southwest.
  • If you read of my past posts you would have know that I conquered the territory from the homeland to the coast. Read past posts before you criticize me.
  • The Mayan Empire continues to fund small businesses. Upper class children continue attending school. The schools turn their attention to business-centered classes. Flax crops continue to be grown, and the linen industry continues in Mutul. Xaman and Haven expand 2000 km each.
  • Your expansion rate is 2000 sq km for all colonies, not each.
  • Implausable. You are merely doing this for industrialism and you are already using the word linen "industry". Most monarchies do not give a shit about small businesses either unless the have powerful trade fleets with many merchants - something the Mayans lack.
  • The word industry does not mean industrial age production, the slave trade was an industry, did it require industrial revolution? no, and industry is just the production and sale of a certain product, and does not absolutely require the industrial revolution. There can be a growth in the Russian textile industry with it being all hand-made. Russia is producing more linen textiles, therefore increasing its textile industry...industry does not require machinery...
  • My first colony, Xaman, was established in 1521, making the 100 year mark 1621, so I am allowed 4000 km of expansion overall.'I don't know why I can't educate upper class children. They can pay for it, and their parents want them to be intelligent and wise leaders.'I am not, in fact, a monarchy, I am an Oligarchy. The leaders of the oligarchy studied in Europe, and one particular member, Kristoff, is enacting changes to copy Venice's trade tactics.'By linen industry, I merely mean that I grow linen in outside provinces and transport it to Mutul, where it is woven into fabric by hand. The only tools they need are a spinning wheel and a loom. 'I also have a trading fleet. Maybe not as large as some European ones, but I trade with several European colonies.
  • Rajputana expands the Aphrika colony by 500 km. Several new military units are created. Rajputana continues to gain control over the local leaders in western Bendula.
  • Burgundy: The organization of the Colonies as self-ruling dependancies of Burgundy begins as the kingdom seems to be unable to fully establish an independent access to the ocean. The colonies expand as an influx of Burgundians flee to the territories under its sovereignty. Mtlitary is built up
  • Ethiopia expanded both of its Australian colonies by 500 km each. It continues to expand its military and economy. Citing the need to remain in the race for new and bold ideas, the Emperor makes science a priority in the empire. Refusing to be left behind the rest of the world, Ethiopia sends her best and brightest intellectals to Europe, East Asia, and Hindustan to learn new ideas and scientific theories to return to Ethiopia with.
  • Cyprus accepts negotiations with Novogrod on possible colonisation changes. Cyprus, upon negotiations, sells their Nea Kyrenia colony on Borneo to Brandenburg. Cyprus will receive the island of Minorca in return. Cyprus begins compensating Greeks who have moved to the colony by promises of land in other colonies, and begins taking them back to Cyprus by ship. Cyprus' other colonies are also expanded; Nea Lefkosia is expanded by 500 sq km, Nea Larnaka is expanded by 500 sq km and Nea Lemesos is expanded by 500 sq km. Cyprus also offers an alliance to the Mayan Empire.
  • Crete continues to expand its army and navy. Due to the excess of land in Cyprus' colonies, despite the new colonisers from Nea Kyrenia, Cretans are also encouraged to travel to the Cypriot colonies.
  • Wettin Lands: The King is so pleased with the cannons bought for the Anhaltese army that he orders more from the same Venetian manufacturers, enough to refit the Saxon, Hessian and Episcopal armies with new artillery. Record numbers attend the Magdeburg University this year, and plans are put into place to build another university to make the number of stundents more manageable. And, (in a remarkable mirroring of current OTL events), Archbishop Victor of Magdeburg announces he will step down next year, as he is too old to continue his duties.
  • Venice sends aid to Naples. With the Neapolitian government mostly dead due to the collapse of their government building, the King of Venice decided to directly intervene and crowns himself as the King of Naples. Thus Naples and Venice are now in personal union. Venice works on its economy with trade to Asia continuing strongly. Venice decides control of the Straits of Malacca would be highly beneficial. Thus Venice sends out an invasion force to Nuovo Brescia to prepare. Nuovo Brescia as a result expands by 4100 sq km southwards and it establishes an outpost 1000 sq km in size on Cape York
    • Even if it is part of your colony, 1000 sq km for something newly-founded is still too much.
  • Kingdom of Rome: Madagascar and Kameroon colonies expand by 1000 sq km each. Katniss turns 20 and Marcus turns 15. Queen Lea turns 34 and King Julius turns 37. Rome offers France a Royal Marriage with a French Prince.
  • Chinese relations with Siam continue to improve as the military of China is expanded. More schools are built as the education of China improves. Writers, artists, and scientists flock to China under the prospect of wealth. The initial wave reap the benefits, expanding the middle and upper class while pushing the lower class in the major cities down. This wave of intellectualism and wealth sparks the Eastern Renaissance, a time in which the cultures of the East Asian nations flourish. To meet the demands of the growing commerce, China works on building more roads.
  • Russia works on the military and economy and the home linen production.(Sorry so late... delete if you like, the editing mechanism froze for me yesterday)

1627

  • Portugal, León and Castille's economies improve. Meanwhile, in Castille, Leganés is elevated to a village, having been a morgado before. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 600 sq km, and Sofala expands 400 sq km on Moçambique. Meanwhile, Loanda expands 700 sq km south. While in Brasil, São Sebastião expands 1600 sq km, and in Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1600 sq km. Meanwhile, Duarte arranges Garcia (his second son)'s marriage to Joana de Barcelos, daughter of the Duke of Barcelos.
  • The Satomi Shogunate continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). Taoism begins to gain more influence in Southern Japan, mainly around the 九州 (Kyūshū) and 四国 (Shikoku) regions. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km.
  • The Levantine Kingdom (Sorry for the delay) Ibrahim dies suddenly in the year, and his eldest nephew, Ephraim, turned 20, is crowned. He seeks a Western bride and continues expanding the colonies; New Syria expands by 2300 sq km and Rihnad Mihyah by 700. Christianity continues to be enforced by King Ephraim, the economy is improved, and Greek continues to be enforced. Cotton industry begins to make a come back as cotton farming, together with sugar, is exported to Rihnad Mihyah.
    • Castille offers Urraca, 19 years old, and granddaughter of the current queen.
  • Ethiopia continues to expand both of its colonies by 1000 km each, and the Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church permits the creation of churches in each of the colonies. The Ethiopian emperor states that the empire must continue its expansion at home, and thus the next few years will be devoted to the empire's expansion, albeit with the aid of the scientific research of the imperial scientists.
    • The Orissans are interested to see the Ethiopian scientists working with them, and tell them about their theories of the sun being the centre of the planetry system.
    • Ethiopia would be delighted to learn from the Orissans, and bring such knowledge back to the homeland.
    • The Orissans have no problem, as long as Ethiopia continues to trade with us, as the country is a vital trading partner in Africa.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nya Sverige expands 3100 sq km. Eriksmark expands 1000 sq km, 500 sq km in each direction along the bay. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottlanders continue expanding into the island of Sumatra. Afrika Skandinaviska expands into the disorderly territory north to meet up with Nya Milan. Construction of the Patriarch's palace/home in Lübeck begins.
  • Burgundy: The colonies expand 750 sq km Neu Antwerp, 500 Guiane and 750 sq km Brasilea. The Council of Burgundy continues offering the Portuguese free passage to the ocean, but now they're seeing the Venetians asking them if they can grant one city to administer the Burgundian colonies from. The military is built up.
  • I have a question, can I have some info about Baghdad, like its language, culture and ruler, or if no ruler at least a probable name. PS: Oh, and religion! Willster22 (User talk:Willster22) 06:44, March 1, 2013 (UTC)
  • France: Both Fort Moreau and Fort Ouest-Bout both expand 500 sq km north. Asks Brittany and Normandy for their status on if they are Catholic (a question towards the mods actually), and offer to push hostilities aside, and form into a powerful Greater French Kingdom.
  • Cyprus begins to remove all Greek settlers that wish to leave via ship. Cyprus proposes to compensate those affected by the sale with land in other colonies. Those who wish to remain in the colony can do so, but must begin to learn German as a secondary language. To cope with the influx of new refugees, Nea Lefkosia and Nea Lemesos expand by 1000 sq km each. Negotiations continue into the possible acquisition of the Kingdom of Rome's colony in Kameroon and also a portion of the Novogrodian colony in Texas. In Minorca, Greek is set up as a mandatory second language, with all adults required to attend. Greek is also integrated into the schools in Minorca.
  • Kingdom of Rome: Madagascar and Kameroon colonies expand by 1000 sq km each. Katniss turns 21 and Marcus turns 16. Queen Lea turns 35 and King Julius turns 38. Rome offers France a Royal Marriage with a French Prince.
  • Venice continues work on its economy. More ships gather in Nuovo Brescia. Nuovo Brescia continues to expand by 4100 sq km. Venice begins to construct universities in Milan, Rome and Naples as they are large cities without higher education.
  • Vereinten Königreiche von Bayern und Thüringen (UKBT). The Queen falls ill this year. The Reichstag continues her previous policies in education. The military is expanded. Bavaria officially joins the Church of Germany and sends its own bishops to Lubeck. The Bavarian Bankgruppe expands bank centres around Europe. Mattias Scarburough is still testing his early ideas for a steam engine. Bavaria mourns as the great scientist and inventor, Hans Joseph dies, aged 72. The Reichstag declares a holiday in his honor, as we was knighted by the Queen, he will be laid in state in the Royal Cementary. The Order of Murdus 1st Class is awarded to him post-humously for his contributions to the formation of astronomy and the telescope, which forever changed the world of science. The University of Munich begins construction on a massive science hall named in his honor. Cannoneers continue to manufacture cannon in the Venetian style, though power is slightly improved. A name change is purposed in the Reichstag, to be completed on the vassalization of Salzburg, which is still in progress, expertx state they have approx. 1 more year. If approved the new name for the nation would be Reiches Großraum Bayern,or the Empire of Greater Bavaria.
  • After decades of infighting, Korea is united under the Jwong kingdom. Yi Gwang-wi is named emperor of Korea. Korea is united under a bureaucracy dictated by the motives/whims of the emperor and his council. Scrolls containing information on the learning of the empire's new language (used by the Jwong kingdom) are distributed to the biggest cities in the peninsula so that a trickle-down effect will allow everyone to speak a basic version of the new language. Korean engineers invent a new type of ship allowing medium range ocean travel. Employing sailors, Korea attempts to establish embassies in Manchuria and China.
  • China expands its military as the Eastern Renaissance continues. The vast wave of culture, science, and education continues to sweep through China. Education continues to become less for the wealthy man and more for the everyday man. The increased trade expands the economy of China and the economies of the nations China is trading with. Scandinavia is offered a deal; privatized shipping lanes providing faster transportation of goods. Meanwhile, the emperor congratulates Korea on its unification under Yi Gwang-wi. Gifts are presented to his new court as trade is offered to the nation. The embassies built allow China to improve relations with Korea even more, along with ensuring safe and efficient trade.
  • Russia continues its work on the Military. The economic plan continues its good work, and local business begins to boom. Meanwhile because of recent economic conditions, there occurs a small population boom that will last the next couple of years ... the Russian colonies expand their horizons, with Kanada growing by an entire 4100 sq km. The scientific theories of heliocentrism are now prevelant amongst almost all layers of educated civiilization in Russia. The Patriarch of all the Russias asks the Germanic church to enter the fold of Orthodoxy as an autocephalous church with the Patriarch of Lubeck as its head, thus entering full communion with Eastern Orthodoxy. instead of forming its own separate church not in communion with others, to join the one true faith of Orthodox Christianity (that does not give that many restrictions on scientific advances).
  • The Raja leads his troops into battle in the front against the Bijapuris. His morale enhancing tactics seemed to have payed off, and the troops seem to fight harder. Just as well, because the troops manage to win almost every battle they fight. By mid-year, the Raja's armies advance on the capital. The Raja splits the Orissan army in two, who attack the capital from the front. The Matarami and Godavari armies attack from the flank, and prove their worthiness. The battle for the city is won in under two days, and Bijapur surrenders. The Raja rejoices and returns home a happy man. The year also sees the older Rajkumari marrying to the Raja of Bihar (who is 31 - just a year older). The Rajkumari had been too busy running the kingdom when the Raja was at war. The wedding of the older Rajkumari is held with great prompt, and many dignitaries from Brandenburg, Mataram, Godavari, Ethiopia and Rajputana along with a couple Chinese are present. The Pandits also continue their attempts at converting Muslims in the country of Bengal, and it seems like quite a few are beginning to take heed to their wordings. The old Hindu revival continues, and manages to convert more people than neo-hinduism ever did did in one year. Thousands also escape from the country through the SOC and Machrajdhani grows 500 sq km, and so does Naya Mataram, expanding southward toward the native state on the island. Industry begins to grow again, with newspapers being made and printing presses being "manufactured". The navy sees bigger and heavier armed ships added to it so that the country can protect its borders. Many enlightened minds look at Vishnam again using their telescopes from Europe, and manage to spot four large circular objects circling the planet. They also spot another large planet, but it is harder to see it. However, the features they make out convince them that the planet is beautiful, and they name it Vishnuprium (OTL Saturn). They also discover it has what appears to be rings (ha ha, first one here :P). The NOC continues to establish closer relations with the Dutch, and begins to pay more for certain pro-NOC members in the Royal Family selling goods. The NOC is now one of the largest traders in Dutch ports, and heavily trades with the country cotton and advanced rifles in return for cheese and sheep and wool along with horses. They also begin to monopolise on the chai trade, selling it at cheaper rates than the Portuguese companies to Portugal itself. Scientists returning to the country bring back many European ideas, such as the ideas of steam power using a black rocky substance which burns better than wood. The Eastern Renaissance enters the Orissan scientific community. More children go to school. The younger Rajkumari has just turned 15, and after checking with the Raja, takes control of the NOC. She quickly becomes interested in the Dutch, and arrives in the country to learn their language and ways. She also offers the Dutch, Bradenburgs and Venetians privatized shipping lanes, so the country can trade better with allies. The Dutch quickly accpet (profitable to business), yet response from the other two is awaited.
    • No telescopes are available to you the are remotely able to see Saturn yet.
    • Actually Gallelio observed the planet in the early 1600s, and he thought the rings were like ears, but a guy in 1665 managed to realise that they were rings :P
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation occurring within its borders. Propaganda is fed to the newly taken over areas of Bhaganagar. The returning army helps train new recruits.
  • Mataram's business companies grow, and revenue is pumped into the education of noble children along with the economy. Army is made better, and the country gears up for war. Divide between Sesaki and Matarami has gone. Many schools are built and see students for the first time.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria colony by 2000 sq km. the Manchurians begin to enjoy the effects of the Eastern Renaissance.
  • Brandenburg expands its military. Neu Berlin expands 4000skm. Neu Mecklenburg, Neu Prussen, Vinland, and Von Bismarkk's Land expand 200 sq km each. We discover coal in Mysore and Neu Berlin.
    • Mysore doesn't have coal. Most of the coal in India is in the north and Orissa.

1628

A revolt occurs in the Chinese province of Shaanxi. It spreads to neighbouring provinces. The revolt is led by a man named Huang Shan. He claims to be the true ruler of China and his followers believe he has the mandate of Heaven.


A few things: one, if this is supposed to be the dynasty change, I've got that handled and well-planned out and I will illustrate it on the talk page if asked (I want it to be interesting and somewhat of a surprise. No nations will be hurt and no BS will occur, rest assured). Secondly, China is in great shape right now. The emperor is bringing wealth and social reforms on a nearly unprecedented level. There really would be no reason for a revolt. Hell, even the lower class benefits from the changes. Now, this means that, when he pops off, the emperors after him will be seen as really crappy since China's going to be kind of spoiled. Basically, this golden age is going to be the beginning of the end for the Ming Dynasty.

  • Portugal, Castille and León’s economies improve. Meanwhile, infrastructure on India is improved. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 700 sq km, while Guiné expands 500 sq km on Serra Leoa, and Loanda expands 800 sq km south. Meanwhile, in Brasil, Espírito Santo expands 500 sq km south, while São Sebastião expands 1700 sq km north, while in Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1700 sq km along the Paraguai.
  • The Satomi Shogunate continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). Shogun Satomi Naoyasu steps down due to ill health and establishes the Council of Five Elders who would rule temporarily until his son, Satomi Katsutaka, become old enough to become the next leader. The five who were elected are Ukita Eizō, Sadaoka Akimasa, Hatashi Kagekatsu, Ōtani Ikuhiro, and Mononobe Yukihito. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km.
  • Cyprus continues to remove people from its colony that it has sold to Brandeburg. Nearly everyone that wants to leave has left and the government predicts that next year will be the final time ships will have to sail to the Brandeburg colony. In Minorca, the Greek lessons are going well, especially because the Cypriot government has made no attempt to impress its own culture on the native Minorcans. Due to the people continuing to leave the former Nea Kyrenia colony, Nea Lefkosia and Nea Lemesos expand rapidly to cope with the new influx of people. Both colonies expand by 1000 sq km. Negotiations continue into the redrawing of borders along the Gulf of Mexico and the possible acquisition of the Kingdom of Rome's colony in the Kameroon.
    • People can stay if they want. ~ Germans.
  • Crete continues to expand its army and navy. Crete also continues to send settlers to Cypriot colonies abroad.
  • The Ethiopians expand the colony of Borona by 500 km and Wärqama by 500 km. The Ethiopian scientists in Orissa begin to make the first strides in learning new ideas to return to the empire with. They speak of new ways of travel and fight already, but seek to gain a number of new advances that can be put to purposeful usage. The military and economy are expanded.
    • I am not going to explain to you again that you can expand all of your colonies by 1000 sq km. You expanded 1750 sq km, change it to fit 1000.
    • You didn't explain it the first time to begin with, so the tone isn't needed. And besides, if I'm only allowed to expand by 1000 km total, why do I see numerous other nations expanding as far as 1500 km (Neu Berlin for example)?
    • Neu Berlin is more than 100 years old, your colonies are less than 30. You have different colonial rates. Your max is 1000 so change it accordingly.
    • I asked for your reasoning behind the limit, not for you to repeat yourself. I got it the first time.
    • Viva, it's to do with the age of the colonies. Have a look at this: [1]
    • Thank you for the link.
  • Kaiserreich von Deutschens expands its military. Travancore war continues. Neu Berlin expands 3400 sq km. Neu Prussen, Neu Mecklenburg, Vinland, and Von Bismarkk's Land expand 200 sq km each. We close a deal with Cyprus regarding colonies. Korya continues to expand into Korea. Lots of people begin flocking to the German location. We send a few fleets to China because China is an important trading ally.
  • You expanded 800 sq km too much.
  • Whoops.
    • The Orissans ask the Brandenburgs whether they accept the privatized trading routes?
    • Deal. ~ Germans.
    • Korea has a player now.
    • So?
  • Wettin Lands: The new Venetian cannons arrive, and the Saxon, Hessian and Magdeburger armies start training with their new equipment. Work begins on building a new university in Kassel, in the Duchy of Hesse. The scientific community goes into mourning at the death of Hans Joseph, and start a subscription for a bronze statue of him to be erected in front of the Magdeburg University.
  • Bundela split (PMII)
    The Raja begins to fund many road building projects to get trade flowing into the newly conquered territories. Schools are also commissioned there, to get the children of the rich nobles in line with the Orissans. Bumbai grows again this year, and sees more trade occurring in the city, prompting many businessmen to set up shops and stalls. The Raja begins to see that business is very important for his country to grow, and begins to cut many tariffs to get the money flowing in business transactions. The Biharis also get slight attention as major road working projects are started to get trade flowing through Orissan and Orissan-aligned territories. The Pandits also continue their attempts at converting Muslims in the country of Bengal, while the old Hindu revival continues. Southern Bundela Rajput has become more and more reliant on Orissan trading, and with Orissan funding, declare their breaking away from the northern half (which is under Rajput influence). Thousands also escape from the country through the SOC and Machrajdhani grows 500 sq km, and so does Naya Mataram, expanding southward toward the native state on the island. Industry continues to grow. The navy sees bigger and heavier armed ships added to it so that the country can protect its borders. More observations of Vishnuprium (OTL Saturn) are made, but its rings seemed to have disappeared - confusing the scientists. The NOC continues to establish closer relations with the Dutch, and pay more for certain pro-NOC members in the Royal Family selling goods. The NOC continue to extensively trade with the Dutch. The black rocky substance seems to have been found in Orissa. The Eastern Renaissance helps the Orissan scientific community, who has had the bonus of Ethiopian scientists working with them. The younger Rajkumari learns Dutch, and grows more interested in the country. The Venetians are offered privatized shipping lanes again, after Brandenburg accepted too.
    • Russian and Novgorodian Traders would like trade with the Raja.
    • The Raja, and the NOC, are always open to new trading offers and would also like to trade with the Russians, who we have just developed the ships to trade with (in game :P).
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation which sees printing presses made occurring within its borders. Propaganda is fed to the newly taken over areas of Bhaganagar. The returning army helps train new recruits.
    • Small industrialisation? That can mean anything.
    • There.
  • Mataram's business companies grow, and revenue is pumped into the education of noble children along with the economy. Army is made better, and the country gears up for war. Many schools are built and see students for the first time.
  • The portion of Bundela that is under Rajput influence is officially vassalized. Many people immigrate to the Aphrika colony which expands by 500 km.
  • Burgundy: The colonies expand through the Ally territories of France, but the fleet holds in the Capital of Neu Antwerp L'nouvelle Charlesopolis OTL Cartagena, while the Port of Nouvelle Dijon in Panama Grows stronger and trading routes through the Pacific, the Portuguese and Venetians are still approached to allow Burgundy to administrate its colony through their coastal territories.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nya Sverige expands 3100 sq km. Eriksmark expands 1000 sq km, 500 sq km in each direction along the bay. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottlanders continue expanding into the island of Sumatra. Afrika Skandinaviska expands into the disorderly territory north to meet up with Nya Milan. Construction of the Patriarch's palace/home in Lübeck continues. Bengal officially becomes a vassal this year, with the SEIC administering it. The SEIC quickly begins to exploit the riches of the territory. Nye Norgen businessmen inspired by the discoveries in their home commission work crews for the colony's newly discovered coal mines.
    • You cannot vassalise a nation which is not contiguous to your main nation, i.e Scandinavia.
    • Germany and I did the same thing for Mysore and Bengal respectively, through control of its economy it basically became a vassal.
    • What Brandenburg did was establish a puppet by doing something to the Royal Family. If you want Bengal as a puppet, then you will have to spend turns corrupting its Royal Family to sign a client thing with you, so you gain control of their affairs. You cannot do the economy thing unless the nation is in your region (Europe).
    • That.
  • France: Both colonies expand 500 sq km each. King Louis III looks for royalty to marry, so that he can produce a son that will be heir to the throne.
  • The Levantine Kingdom continues the development of the cotton textile business as well as the creation of printing presses whilst using Greek. The economy is improved. Ephraim of the Levant agrees to last year's proposal of Urraca and marries her in Aleppo early in the year. New Syria expands by 2300 sq km (westwards from Wahe Bari and into the River of Hashem), Rihnad Mihyah by 400, and 300 in Nusantara. A new patriarch, Youhanna IX, is crowned in the Maronite Church. Influence begins expanding in the rump Sultanate of Ternate, with hopes of making the remaining isles a vassal.
  • Kingdom of Rome: Madagascar and Kameroon colonies expand by 1000 sq km each. Katniss turns 22 and Marcus turns 17. Queen Lea turns 36 and King Julius turns 39. Rome offers France a Royal Marriage with a French Prince.
  • The Arabian Federation builds up its economy and the federation helps improve the economies of its vassals (Maldives and Comchellak).
  • The Mayan Empire expands northwards. Upper class children continue attending school. Flax crops continue to be grown, and linen continues to be produced in Mutul. Xaman and Haven expand 2000 km each.
    • I've been having technical difficulties with the JavaScript, so if I don't post, it's because I can't.
  • The Russian population continues to boom as flax production increases and so does linen production. The military is also upgraded by modernizing the navy ...
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria colony by 2000 sq km.

1629

  • Portugal, Castille and León prepare their militaries. Meanwhile, Santo Amaro expands 600 sq km, while Guiné expands 500 sq km on Serra Leoa, and Loanda expands 700 sq km south. Sofala expands 800 sq km north, and Meanwhile, in Brasil, São Sebastião expands 1500 sq km north, while in Rio da Prata, Paraná expands 1800 sq km along the Paraná. Meanwhile, the Duke of Coimbra, Pedro III, dies, and is succeeded by his son Afonso.
  • Brandenburg continues to expand its military. Travancore War continues. We set up preparations to extract coal from Neu Berlin and stuff. The Germanic Church expands. Neu Berlin expands 3600 sq km and everything else expands 200 sq km on Cuba, Greenland, Borneo, and around Bonoman, respective to each colony. We begin to use the passageways granted to us by Orissa. Some more troops are sent to China. Forces in Korya continue to push in to the fragmented area.
    • The NOC sees more trading occur with the Brandenburgs, and is glad that they are using the shipping lanes. The NOC requests the Brandenburgs to ease tariffs on them in its ports.
    • If we get the same privilege in your territory.
    • Agreed
  • The Satomi Shogunate continues to expand more into 霊烏路 (Reiuzi) (Kamchatka). Satomi Naoyasu dies at the end of the first month. The Council of Five Elders becomes unstable, and becomes divided with Ukita Eizō and Ōtani Ikuhiro on one side, Mononobe Yukihito and Hatashi Kagekatsu on the other. Sadaoka Akimasa however dies later this year of a stroke. Meanwhile, 沖縄國 (Okinawa Kingdom) builds up its military. Also, 幽谷 (Kasodani) expands by 1500 sq km, 東海道 (Tōkaidō) expands by 1500 sq km and 屠自古 (Tojiko) expands by 800 sq km.
    • The Manchurian Ambassador suggests that the Japanese strengthen the power of their Emperor as a way to prevent such "divisive politics" from tearing the nation apart.
    • Both Mononobe Yukihito and Hatashi Kagekatsu agree to this and begin planning on it.
  • The Mayan Empire expands the economy. Upper class children continue attending school. Flax crops continue to be grown, and linen continues to be produced in Mutul. A crop of tobacco is planted, to experiment with it's trade value. Xaman and Haven expand 2000 km each.
  • Ethiopia expands Borona by 500 km and Warqama by 500 km. The Ethiopians continue to develop their military and economy, and send their support to imperial scientists abroad.
    • Orissa uses the funds derived from scientists wisely and invests in experiments and telescopes. They also send back their results about a black substance with the Europeans call coal.
  • The Manchurians expand their New Manchuria colony by 2000 sq km.
  • The anti-Muslim trade laws come into action in the newly conquered territories. Many Muslim traders run out of business, and Orissans soon fill in the gap. Muslim assets are quickly seized here too, and given to loyal Bijapuris. Bumbai grows again this year, and sees citizens from the newly conquered territories arrive too. A huge propaganda campaign begins this year and using the tips from the campaign in Mataram, publish many posters and advertise that the citizens will be treated as equals and become Orissan if they join up the army and noble children go to schools. Better laws are made for the easier flow of trade in the country and more industry develops. Bihar sees better roads built, and trading from Bihar can get to former Bijapur in days due to the new routes. The Pandits also continue their attempts at converting Muslims in the country of Bengal, while the old Hindu revival continues. The navy sees bigger and heavier armed ships added to it so that the country can protect its borders. More observations of Vishnuprium (OTL Saturn) are made, and its rings return - confusing the scientists even more. The NOC continues to establish closer relations with the Dutch, and pay more for certain pro-NOC members in the Royal Family selling goods. The NOC continue to extensively trade with the Dutch, and the Dutch economy begins to become almost completely reliant on NOC trade. The NOC begin to advise the Royal Family to join the Germanic Chruch so that a better environment for science can commence. Trading also begins with the Russians, and many ideas spread through the NOC, and will arrive to the country next year. The black rocky substance, coal, has experiments performed on it to see how much is it better than wood. The Eastern Renaissance continues, and Chinese ideas reach the Orissans too. The country is beginning to become a scientific hotbed, with ideas from the East and West mixing and merging. The older Rajkumari gives birth to a son this year, while the younger Rajkumari continues to run the NOC in Europe. She is astonished by the different designs of the buildings and the skin and hair colour of the people. Cotton begins to be grown heavily this year, as crop surpluses enable the farmers to do so. Machrajdhani grows 500 sq km, and so does Naya Mataram, expanding southward toward the native state on the island. The SOC begins to increase trading in the South Eastern areas, and begins to reassert its dominance in the area. The Raja order the destablilisation of Khandesh to begin, by funding pro-Orissan groups who are against the government.
  • Godavari sees more economic trade and small industrialisation which sees printing presses made occurring within its borders. Propaganda is fed to the newly taken over areas of Bhaganagar. The returning army helps train new recruits. Cotton begins to be grown here too, and a few coal reserves are discovered.
  • Orissan Rajputs (the official Orissan name for the Bundela Rajputs under their control) begins to construct roads to connect to roads in Orissa and join in the trading boom. School construction for nobles and rich children start here too.
  • Mataram's business companies grow, and revenue is pumped into the education of noble children along with the economy. Army is made better, and the country gears up for war. Many schools are built and see students for the first time. On Mataram's insistance, the SOC starts trading in their areas even more, especially with Negara Daha, and plans to take control of its economy too using methods of exclusive trading.
  • Burgundy: The colonies expand. Neu Antwerp expands 750 sq km as Brasilea and 500 for Guiane. While this, France is asked to allow Burgundy to administer its colonies through French land. Tthe military is built up.
  • Cyprus formally annexes the Kingdom of Rome's colony in Kameroon, after a long period of negotiations. All Romans are allowed to stay, but must take courses in Greek to help communication between Roman and Cypriot populations. The Romans that do not wish to stay are taken to the Romans' Madagascar colony, and also the mainland Kingdom of Rome. Due to this, the removing of the ethnic Cypriots and Cretans from the former colony of Nea Kyrenia that wish to leave is delayed. Negotiations continue between the Mayans, the Venetians and the Novogrodians over a possible colonisation treaty in the Gulf of Mexico. Nea Lefkosia and Nea Lemesos each expand 750 sq km due to the influx of former colonisers in Borneo.
  • Wettin Lands: The Saxon, Hessian, Anhaltese and Magdeburger armies go on joint exercises throughout the summer, using the new cannon and testing their general cohesion. The Treasury gives money to Saxon stud owners, in the hope that they will be able to expand their industry and provide more horses for their militaries. The bronze statue of Hans Joseph is unveiled.
  • Venice improves its economy one last time to fund the last fleet sailing to Nuovo Brescia. The massive fleet of over 250 ships docked in the colony forces it to expand by 4100 sq km. Troops prepare for the invasion that will take place shortly.
  • The Chancellor of Scandinavia asks that Venice not invade Malacca since China has made it clear that it will defend it in case of an invasion.
  • Scandinavia expands its military and economy. Nya Sverige expands 3100 sq km. Eriksmark expands 1000 sq km, 500 sq km in each direction along the bay. Ny Norg Stad continues its busy port duties and its naval base in the harbor is expanded. Nya Södra Skottlanders continue expanding into the island of Sumatra. Afrika Skandinaviska expands into the disorderly territory north to meet up with Nya Milan. Construction of the Patriarch's palace/home in Lübeck continues. The SEIC begins to convince the Sultan of Bengal that being a client state is the best way to go, since the company already controls most of the economy.
    • A couple more turns, and I would think that Bengal would be yours my friend.
    • I project 1631. And I'll allow your missionaries in Bengal.
    • Thanks mate. I'm going to make the Dutch join the Germanic Church, too (kind of like tit-for-tat). All the missionaries will do is convert Muslims into Hindus (Hindus are more passive), that's it. Maybe we can work on an alliance offer ...
    • Sure.
    • The Russians want to know if the Northern church wants to go into the fold of Orthodox Christianity.
  • The Russian military gets more new toys, as more and more people go to the colony of Canada, which expands by 4100 sq km. The Russian colonies all want the same thing, growth in population to reach Duma size. Meanwhile, attack plans are drawn up for Ukraine and Sibir. Intimidation may be needed for the Tatar Republic. The Economic plan works excellently, and flax and linen production skyrockets in Russia ... The Russians ask the Orissans for a trade pact.

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