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- The Hussite duchies of the southern HRE unite under the duke of Wurzburg to stand up to the unrest in the rest of the HRE.
- Taking advantage of the unrest, a large group of Flemish invade a Bishopric in the eastern HRE, establishing the Republic of Flanders.
- The youngest son of the King of Prussia, who had discovered the enormous assassination plot early on and covered it up in order to gain the power he would never have otherwise held, reveals himself and claims the throne of Prussia, desperate for stability the Prussian lands unite under him. He denounces the corrupt church with its murderous bishops and establishes the Church of Prussia.
- Venice, with Bohemian support moves in to secure the unstable Papal States, but establishes Rome as an independent city state.
- With the depravity of the Catholic church revealed, the King of Hungary embraces Hussitism and the king of Poland and dukes of Livonia and Lithuania convert to Orthodoxy.
- A group of norse pagans reveal themselves in Sweden and denounce the church as corrupt and their actions have shown their true face. They call for a return to the old ways when the norsemen were mighty and respected and followed the true Norse Gods. This movement gains momentum.
- Many smaller duchies begin to emerge from the unrest in the HRE.
- Having committed no crime, and under pressure from Portugal, Columbus is released and continues his voyage making landfall in the Caribbean late in the year.
- Habsburg large army invades and conquer Luxembourg and Oldenburg.
- Habsburg begins an invasion of Brunswick but is halted by an alliance of german forces including the Hanseatic Republic, Mecklemburg, Hesse, Thuringia, and Saxony. Habsburg decides to accept their gains and focus on rebuilding.
- The Orthodox Greeks revolt against Catholic Spain establishing the Kingdom of Greece.
- Milan establishes the Duchy of Adana giving the land full autonomy aside from an oath of fealty in order to focus on the unrest in its own lands.
- The colony of New Venice reaches 200 inhabitants and establishes good trading relations with the natives.
- France guarantees the independence of Flanders.
- The King of Bohemia dies, having outlived three of his children. His eldest of his remaining children takes the throne. With Habsburg taking Oldenburg, he seeks to create an alliance between Hussite states to protect their sovereignty, the first members of the Hussite League being Bohemia, Saxony, Venice, and Wurzburg.
- A new Pope is elected in Rome. He promises to wipe clean the taint that has infiltrated the Catholic Church and orders the deaths of the conspirators.
- The Conspirator bishops, hiding out in Toledo, declare the new Pope a fraud and elect their own Pope, beginning the 2nd Schism between the Roman Catholic Church holding to the traditions of the church, and the Toledoan Catholic Church emphasizing the sovereignty of the church and its place above that of secular rulers. Spain, Portugal, Lorraine and Hesse embrace the Toledo church, while France, Brunswick, Lorraine, Hesse, Thuringia and Anhalt remain aligned to Rome.
- Norse Paganism makes more gains in Sweden and Denmark.
- Wallachia units with Moldavia and are now invading Dobruja.
- The Imperial State Council convince Empress Elizabeth that tampering in Europe when Germany is schisming and the Roman Catholic Church is crumbling is foolish. She sells half of Navarre to France and half to Spain.
- More money is put into the Chartered Companies. The Honorable Edinburgh Company, the Bristol Company and the Plymouth Company make a joint landfall on Newfoundland in October of this year.
- France fully incorporates Britanny and with Navarre becomes the United Kingdom of France and Navarre.
- When the Hapsburgs invade Brunswick they are faced with a powerful Prussian army who are prepared to defend Bruswick. Hapsburg agrees not to invade Brunswick.
- Portuguese continue their expansion into Maranids.
- Portuguese fund an expedition to the New World.
- Crusaders continue into Mamluk land.
- Libya continues to adavance against the Mamluks.
- Spain declares its intent to forswear the New World for now in favor of bringing the truth of the Toledo church to the Muslims.
- Spain and Adana take more Mamluk lands. With the heavy losses, humiliating defeats and the taking of Cairo, the Mamluks surrender. The territory west of the Red Sea is split between Libya and the newly formed Duchy of Egypt, an independent vassal state of Spain. East of the Red Sea is the Sultanate of Hedjaz. In the north, the Kurdish people form the Emirate of Kurdistan.
- Trebizond begins expanding into turkish lands again.
- Angora, keen to keep Muslim lands out of Christian hands expands into Mamluk territory and unites more Turks under their banner.
- A Bohemian expedition accompanies the latest Venetian ship to the New World, establishing New Prague in OTL Cuba.
- Not content and unable to expand eastward, Habsburg moves on the Netherlands. The Netherlands treats with France for aid.
- The King of Sweden embraces Norse Paganism.
- the Spanish continue to expand into Egypt and Arabia, building churches and converting the populace as they go
- Spain begins sending thousands of Spanish settlers to Egypt, to help convert, and modernize Egyptian agriculture. this begins Egypt's return to the status of Europes breadbasket.
- By now half of the Netherlands are part of Habsburg and their army begins to grow again.
- Empress Elizabeth I of Great Britain begins sending British settlers into the Caribbean and parts of South and North America.
- Spain continues to expand into Arabia, and begins build huge ports and shipyards on the Red Sea to build up their trade with China. they also build colonies on several islands in the Indian Ocean
- Habsburg successfully conquers Netherlands and France threatens to declare war on them, but they decided not to go to war after Elizabeth tells them they will not support the French invasion of Habsburg. A few months after this, in London the Habsburg-Great Britain Non-Aggression Pact is signed the two countries open trade with each other, this results in a huge growth in productivity and agrculture in Habsburg. The British also tell Habsburg of the New World and the King of Habsburg begins preparing a fleet to settle there.
In the Middle East, people are converting from Islam to either Christianity or Zoroastrianism.
Spain officially incorporates the Dutchy of Egypt into the Spanish Empire.
Spain uses newly recruited troops from Arabia and Egypt to invade Libya. they make significant progress, and capture the entire Libya coast.
- The Habsburg colonial fleet sets sail and lands in OTL Honduras by December, originally consisting of 40 ships with 300 people and more livestock, by the time they land there are 180 people and far less livestock, storms, hunger, and attacking Bohemians and Venetians have devastated them. But the people that survive create the colony of New Habsburg and the livestock reproduce as large rates, soon the colony is prosporous and begins to grow. Back in Europe, Habsburg invades Brunswick again, however this time with British help they defeat the armies stationed there and conquer it, by the end of the year they have also started to build up their army again.
Spain finishes its massive shipbuilding project, and place heavy tariffs on non-Spanish traders in the Red Sea, which they now completely control.
the Spanish finish their conquest of Libya, and begin sending Spanish settlers there, as well as increasing the number of immigrants to Egypt. They also establish a colony in Brazil.
- Portugal completes their African conquests and expands their holdings in the Americas.
- Under pressure from the Pope of Toledo, Spain releases the Holy Land as an independent Kingdom of Jerusalem.
- Venice expands its colonial empire establishing settlements in OTL Louisiana, Florida, Panama, Puerto Rico, and Jamaica.
- Bohemia expands its control over OTL Cuba and establishes several colonies in Acadia.
- Britain expands its control over OTL Newfoundland.
- Denmark establishes a colony on the coast of Greenland.
- Prussia unites the German duchies in an alliance to liberate Brunswick. Once liberated, the nations of Brunswick, Flanders, Hesse, Thuringia, Wurzburg, Anhalt, Mecklemburg, Saxony, Prussia and the Hanseatic Republic sign the Brunswick Pact. A binding alliance calling for the others to come to aid in the event of an outside attack.
- Unrest builds in the Spanish held Muslim lands with Spain forced to recruit from the local population in order to maintain a force large enough to hold them. Christian Spanish settlers also add to the unrest. Some say the former Duke of Egypt, bitter over Spain removing him from power so quickly after granting him the lands is supporting the calls for revolt.
- The King of Denmark embraces Norse Paganism, now known officially as Asatru.
The Pope excommunicates the Kings of Sweden and Denmark for their embracing of "heretical religious ideals". The Pope also re-excommunicates the King of Prussia due to his support for religious toleration. The Pope also excommunicates Elizabeth I of Great Britain for her break with the Catholic Church.
The Duke of Egypt is found and executed for treason against the Spanish crown. this takes much of the organization out of the resistance in Egypt, and it quickly loses steam.
The Pope orders the king of Spain to start killing all the Muslims in Egypt they can find.
The Spanish inquisition begins forcing Muslims in Egypt to either leave, convert, or be killed. most of the Muslims choose to leave, and a significant portion convert. this leaves Egypt about 20% Spanish, although that portion is growing extremely rapidly.
The Pope orders the King of France to begin killing French "heretics", including many French nobles who hate the Pope.
The Spanish buy the Straits of Gibraltar from the Portuguese and begin preventing Italian colony ships from leaving.
The Spanish buy several Aegean islands from Genoa
The King of Prussia begins to adapt some pagan ideas into the tenets of the Church of Prussia. Specifically those of glorious battle leading to salvation and a movement away from the hostility towards women.
The Pope orders the King of France to invade Great Britain to teach others a "lesson" for leaving the Church.... Upon hearing this, Navarre leaves France and rejoins Great Britain. Hapsburg joins the war, but only take land from France.
Britain expands its control over OTL Guyana and parts of OTL Northern Brazil.
Hapsburg settles in parts of OTL Virginia.
Elizabeth I convinces the King of France to leave the Roman Catholic Church. She bribes him with money, and says the Pope is the root of all the religious problems. The King does so, and makes a peace with Hapsburg and Navarre. The four countries form an anti Roman Catholic Church Alliance..
Spain expands north, and establish a new colony in Argentina.
- Lack of funding and manpower from over extension causes Spain's colonies in the New World to be wiped out by either native raids or lack of interest in the New World by the Spanish people who are more interested in staying close to home in the North African colonies.
- Building resentment from the split of the Toledo Church from Rome as well as an unwarranted hostility towards Italians causes Naples to revolt. Unrest builds in Sicily and Sardinia.
- The King of France's abandonment of Rome causes the crusaders in Damascus to revolt forming the Kingdom of Damascus. Unrest at home builds as well mostly in Avignon and the south.
- A combined fleet of Bohemian and venetian ships runs the Spanish blockade in the Strait of Gibraltar, though several are lost.
- The Hanseatic Republic establishes a colony in OTL Manhattan and New England.
- Venetian, Bohemian, and Portuguese colonies expand.
- Taking advantage of the chaos in France, the Hafsids go for a push back to the coast.
- Naple's revolt spurs anti-Spanish resentment in North Africa along with the Spanish Inquisition and the Duke of Egypt's death becomes a rallying cry rather than a setback. Though Alexandria and the surrounding Nile Delta region has been almost completely Christianized.
Venice and Bohemia make contact with the Mayan people. They begin trading and begin to send Hussite missionaries.
a huge Spanish army lands in Naples, and crush the rebellion there with modern artillery and muskets. much of the Neopolitan population is destroyed by this war, and more Spanish settlers are sent to replace them. the Spanish begin sending gunboat up and down the nile, to protect the Spaniards living there,
The Pope of Rome excommunicates the king of Spain for crushing the "religious populace of Naples". The Pope proclaims the king is inhabited by the devil and orders all loyal Spanish Catholics to over-throw him.
- Disgusted by the Spanish slaughter of Italians the Sicilian and Sardinian Spanish troops join the revolts in Spain and Sardinia. Soon a Milanese army lands on Sardinia and it falls easily.
- On sicily the people along with the troops stationed there revolt and form the Kingdom of Sicily, and invade Spanish Naples.
- Venice declares war as well, with its ally Bohemia sending reinforcements and invades spanish Naples.
- Greece takes the opportunity to liberate the Greek people of Crete.
- The rebellion grows in Egypt and the people of Cairo revolt along with the surrounding countryside.
- The Libyan's rise up against their conquerors.
- Genoa invades parts of Spanish Anatolia.
- Adana, formed from Italian Roman Catholics invade parts of Spanish Anatolia while Genoa keeps the Spanish busy in the north.
- Spain, unable to gather any troop from the heartland due to massive depopulation from mass colonization and with its army spread so thin has a hard time holding back the flood.
- In the New World, Britain, Habsburg and the Hanseatic Republic expand their colonies.
The Spanish king captures the Pope. The Pope is beaten, his hair is ripped out, and his fingers are pulled out. This unites all the Catholics in Spain, some 65% of the population, against the king.
- The efforts of the Toledoan Catholic Church manages to pacify Roman Catholics within mainland Spain and achieve a sort of unity between the two.
- Venice and Sicily make gains on the Spanish in Naples, but with such a large force pulled from Spanish North Africa to crush the Neapolitan rebellion gains are slower than expected.
- Spanish Roman Catholics and Orthodox Greeks in Cyprus rebel and invade the Spanish lands nearby.
- Genoa and Adana make gains on Anatolia and the Aegean.
- Damascus, outraged by the treatment of the Roman Pope invades the Spanish lands to the north.
- Libya makes gains.
- The Hafsids drive France out of North Africa and declare the Sultanate of Algeria.
- Milan invades and fortifies Spanish Tangiers.
- Greece invades several more islands.
- The duke of Milan's son marries the duke of Mantua's only heir, a daughter.
- With northern Egypt too strongly under Spanish control, Muslim Egypt makes gains to the south.
The Pope is rescued from captivity by loyal Spanish Catholics. With the approval of the cardinals, he hands power to his son, Leo, who becomes Leo the Great. Pope Leo welcomes Elizabeth I back into the Church and builds the Roman Catholic military up.
Britanny does not want to form part of France anymore and creates after many military struggles, the Kingdom of Britanny.
- A joint force of Adanan, Greek, and Genoan forces force the Anatolian commander to surrender. They set up the independent Duchy of Anatolia.
- Algeria invades Spanish North Africa.
- More gains are made on Spanish Naples.
- Milan starts a troop buildup in Milan.
- Southern France declares its independence as the Kingdom of Occitania with the blessings of the Pope of Rome and bishop of Avignon. The King of France orders his troops to invade and retake Occitania, but being mostly Roman Catholic, they refuse to take orders from a heretic King.
The Pope excommunicates the king of France.
The king of France's own troops turn against him, and overthrow him in a coup. They create the Christian State of France. After the coup the non Catholics are fighting the Catholics.. During the chaos in France, Hapsburg decides to take advantage of the situation by taking over Flanders, Hesse and Lorraine and parts of France.
- With the attack on Hesse and Flanders, Prussia, Anhalt, Wurzburg,Brunswick, Saxony and the Hanseatic Republic invade Habsburg to expell them from Flanders and Hesse. Such a massive force succeeds in not only maintaining the independence of the German states, but also making some gains.
- The Spanish King meets with representatives from Greece, Genoa, Venice, Milan, Bohemia, Sicily, Anatolia, Adana, Cyprus, Damascus, Egypt, Libya, and Algeria to discuss peace. The treaty of Naples is signed creating the independent Duchy of West Egypt and ceding the conquered lands officially. The strait of Gibraltar is declared a free passage and no taxes or blockades of passage are allowed.
- Colonies in the new world expand with the Strait of Gibraltar free, and with a port in Tangiers, Milan begins colonization.
The grand prince of Muscovy adopts Norse Paganism.
After the war with Hapsburg, the Germans states of Flanders, Prussia, Anhalt, Wurzburg, Brunswick, Saxony,Hesse, and the Hanseatic Republic decide to form the German Confederation. The Alliance will allow the German states to unite against Hapsburg and other enemies. Within the confederation people are allowed to practice their own particular faith.
After the Confederation was formed, Hapsburg decided to expand the colonies in North America by going up OTL New Jersey.
Paganism spreads to Bohemia and Lithuania.
In the middle east Zoroastrianism is making a comeback. There has been attempts by the Turkish Emirates to suppress Zoroastrianism but it has failed. A new and stronger Sassanid Empire is back. The new Sassanid Empire does allow Judaism and Christianity, but they refuse people to practice Islam.
The merchants of the Novgorod Republic adopt paganism. Paganism is also adopted by several German rulers, including those of Hesse and Hapsburg.
- The Asatru rulers of Muscovy, Hesse, and Habsburg are overthrown by their Christian siblings or rivals with the support of their Christian populace. During the uprising in Habsburg Lorraine regains its independence, and the Dutch people of the Netherlands declare their independence as the Dutch Republic. France also invades its former lands in between.
- The duke of Milan, Sardinia now firmly under his control, claims the ancient crown of Sardinia, becoming a King.
- With word of the King of Habsburg converting to Asatru, the Habsburg colonies in Virginia cut ties, electing a popular nobleman as the king of the Kingdom of New Germania.
- Venice and Bohemia establish trade ports within the Mayan kingdoms in order to increase trade and aid in fighting the diseases that have begun killing many Mayan people. Hussitism is making large gains amongst the Mayans.
- All colonies in the new world expand.
- Habsburg launches a two more series of colonizers that colonize OTL Texas and Honduras.
- Frederick II the Great comes to power in Prussia. He will reform Prussia considerably.
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