Back to Europe 1430
- A decisive battle occurs between the Franco-Scottish invasion as the French take massive casualties after failing to complete a siege of London, this proves to be a major turning point as Navarran and New Afrika troops arrive for re-inforcements, and allow the New BG to push back the French, while the Scottish rebellion continues to spread in the north.
- The Provinces in North America begin mobilising volunteer regiments and preparing to send them to the motherland. An emergency central government is formed in Bahamania. Bahamania becomes known as 'the Federal Province' as government of the United British Provinces is concentrated there while Provincial Governments retain control of their internal affairs. Bahamania is like Washington DC
- The Free Republic of Davis joins the New British Group, along with California. They plan to invade French South America and take control, thereby making Great Britain the most powerful nation in the American continents.
- Tensions build up in northern New Scotland, who want to but are unable to help their brethren in the British Isles.
- Talks begin between Great Britain and the Incan Empire, with Britain offering the entire French Pacific Coast and British aid if they help fight the war.
- The Commonwealth of Amerika and the USA offer to help the French.
- With British talks of dividing up the territory, the Italian inhabitants of French South America declare their independence and rise against the French.
- Meanwhile the Scottish rebellion is now slowly being put down, but the there is talk of rebellion in New Scotland.
- The Scottish rebellion is completely extinguished in Scotland, and the British government sends newly freed troops to New Scotland to prevent rebellion there.
- France is starting to prepare an armada against Britain.
- The emperor of Trebizond is assassinated by agents of the Sultanate of Angora.
- A large portion of the French invading force is defeated in southern Britain, most are killed while some are still taken prisoner, the French now only control small coastal positions on the south English coast. Their claims on the rest of English soil are still widely recognized, but nominal.
- A large number of British refugees from southern England are resettled in a new British colony in southeastern Australia.
- The Greeks annex Thrace despite its claims to be an internationally neutral zone, and an army is sent to occupy Constantinople. The populace, mostly Greek, welcomes this.
- Approximately half of the British troops from their American colonies land on the Patagonia coast in the support of the South American Republic. the remaining areas under French control to experience severe civil unrest, as the people rise up against their colonial government. soon, the remaining French territory in South America has become part of the SAR. this deprives the French of a valuable source of income, and give Britain a valuable new trading partner and ally.
- The Empire of Trebizond ravages the Sultanate of Angora, capturing many Muslim prisoners. They agree to a ceasefire with Angora but exact a heavy tribute, reducing the Sultan to vassalage.
- The Greek army demands that the territory of West Thrace is handed over to them. Bulgaria agrees.
- A large counteroffensive against the French begins in southern Britain, and withing just weeks, all remaining French forces in Britain have either been killed, captured, or retreated back to the mainland.
- After Greece applies a small amount of diplomatic and military pressure, Cyprus agrees to become a semi-autonomous region of Greece. Greece also purchases Malta from the Tunez.
- Georgia takes the initiative to capture and overrun a number of small, unimportant, and poorly-garrisoned Sassanid outposts on the Persian border.
- France decides to launch the French Armada sooner than planned. All of what is remaining of the French military a final attempt to capture Britain and her colonies. However it was a disaster. The bad weather and the fact that Britain and her allies was prepared. With most the military destroyed, France is left defenseless.
- Britain greatly speeds the growth of their Australian colonies by handing out free land to British citizens, and giving them loans to purchase agricultural implements.
- The remaining British North American troops land in Brittany, and quickly drive through the remaining French forces. soon, they occupy the entire Channel coast, and additional British forces begin arriving in droves in Normandy.
- Another massive army lead by a North African general moves north and within months puts down the Scottish rebellion that remains, tha speed at which the remaining rebels were put down and the tactics used astonished the British crown, who began to look back to North Afrika as a place full of well-trained generals.
- The Kingdom of Spain, Kingdom of Jerusalem, and Japan all expand their control in the east indies.
- The Kingdom of Spain establishes several outposts on the north Australian coast.
- A Bohemian expeditionary force captures Ceylon and other expeditions establish colonies in the Andaman islands and western Australia.
- With the French invasion stopped and the Scottish rebellion quelled, the other members of the new BG, Navarra and North Afrika, decide to help the British forces by launching their own invasion along the southern coast, easily capturing the city Marseille, and landing thousands of troops within just days. It is only a matter of time before France falls.
- Thousands of British peasants begin taking advantage of the loan program for Australian colonists, and soon the British colony is growing in leaps and bounds. thanks to the loans and increased revenue, the program even begins to make a profit, which is further invested in expanding Australian colonization.
- Taking advantage of Ukraine's weakened defences along the Georgian border (after the huge amount of Ukrainians sent west to repel the ever advancing Lithuanian army) a large army of Georgians invade Ukraine. With the joint invasion of Georgia and Lithuania, the country of Ukraine is overtaken, and all resistance is quelled.
- The newly formed Utopian Civil Workers Republic of Prussia begin spreading their Communist word, several nearby cities rebel from their rulers and announce themselves as members of the Utopian Civil Workers Republic of Prussia.
- Sicily and Tunez declare war, Sicily begins to invade.
- The Kingdom of the Congo Invades to the independent lands to its north. Appearing for the first time on the map.
- The Empire of Trebizond replaces the Sultan of Angora with a puppet ruler, effectively gaining complete control over the entire Sultanate.
- The Empire of Tebizond and Georgia invade Sassanid Persia. The Sassanid Empire is caught off guard and loses ground rapidly, mainly to the Georgians.
- The Habsburgs dispatch a small fleet from their African commonwealth to secure the Greek island of Crete.
- As Georgia grows in power, the empire of Moscovy grows worried, and orders an invasion of northern Georgia.
- Wurzburg rejoins the Hussite League.
- The Greeks and Bulgarians come to an agreement. The Bulgarians trade their Greek territory to Greece in exchange for Greek Bulgarian territory and aid in retaking Wallachian Bulgarian territory. This frees up troops for a counterattack against Habsburg.
- The Greek fleet wipes out the tiny Habsburg fleet and begins a bombardment of the Habsburg capital. Greek forces retake Crete and land in northern Habsburg Africa, where the tiny Habsburg army puts up little resistance.
- Their armies distracted, Italy begins a war of Unification against Sicily and the other Italian states backed by its allies in the Hussite League. Tired of being Swiss Puppets, the Italian armies receive much support in the north.
- The Empire of Trebizond leaves Georgia to keep up the invasion of the Sassanid Empire alone and agrees to a ceasefire with the Persians, for fear of overextending themselves. Seeing the Greeks preoccupied with attacking northern Africa, the traitorous emperor orders an invasion of Greek territories in western Asia Minor, claiming the territory is rightfully that of a true Byzantine successor state.
- The Georgian armies, though stretched thin, halt their Persian advance and fight valiantly, stalling the assault on their northern borders by the Muscovian Empire.
- The English and their allies continue the thrust into a militarily crippled France. A number of fierce but short clashes take place as Navarra expands at the expense of the French.
- Greek forces take the Habsburg capital and execute the Habsburg royals. Never again will Habsburg threaten the peace of Europe. The Habsburg commonwealth is annexed as the autonomous territory of Cyrenaica. Governance will be handled by local authorities but subservient to the Greek crown similar to Bohemian Dominions.
- The Greeks and Bulgarians force peace on the Wallachians allowing the Greeks to focus on Trebizond. Greek diplomats promising any captured Angoran territory to Anatolia manage to bring them into the war. The presence of another Turkish state, although a christian one, in the war causes the Angoran populace to rise up against the occupying Trebizond Greeks. The already taxed Trebizond forces wonder if they have possibly made a mistake in taking on a much larger, populous, better armed nation not worrying about keeping a subjugated population in check.
- Most of the northern Italian states have fallen in with the Kingdom of Italy. Bohemia has taken the Dalmatian coast territory from Sicily, returning it to Hungary as an offering of good faith.
- The English and their allies agree to a ceasing of hostilities with the French. France reluctantly agrees to become a protectorate of Great Britain, while other nations which have supported it in the invasion are allowed to keep their respective territories in France as a reward for helping to subdue the French.
- In the face of disaster on the front, the emperor of Trebizond is deposed. His successor offers to pay a heavy tribute to the mainland Greeks in return for a long-lasting ceasefire, which they agree to. Trebizond's armies, withdrawing from the Anatolian front, also march in and forcibly crush the Greek-induced Angoran revolt. Nearly 1,000 Muslim rebels are massacred.
- Sicilian forces, although outnumbered, inflict a crushing defeat on the Italians to their north, checking Italian advance into Southern Italy despite suffering heavy losses in the course of the battle.
- As Sicily recalls many of its frontier troops home to defend Naples, the Tunez Republic makes some headway in repulsing and driving back the Sicilian advance in North Africa.
- The Empire of Trebizond formulates an alliance with the Milanese of Adana.
- As North Afrika falls and France loses against the new BG, the only remaining members of Habsburg royal family are three children of the last North Afrikan king's brother, a son at the age of 7, a daughter of 14 years, and a son of 18 years, because they are the last remaining members of the Habsburg royal family, they are given refuge in London, where the surviving Habsburg officials have regrouped to form a temporary government-in-exile in safety from the Greeks. Greece protested this move.
- Under the new arrangement with the new BG, France must pay a one time tribute, and keep their military a certain size. Also under the arrangement, the French king can keep the crown but must be submissive and thoroughly loyal to the British government.
- In an ill-fated effort to reunite Prussia, three assemblies of representatives from each of the Prussian states meet and agree to merge the country again. The assemblies will govern each respective province of the three Prussian provinces as they see fit, and in their own way. This movement survives only throughout the year of 1718.
- The English invade Scotland, and organize a rebellion within the Scottish state to overthrow established government and call for all Scots to rally about Great Britain. English forces quickly occupy Scotland, but may be forced to pull out the following year due to the failure of their propaganda and fierce Scottish resistance.
- The Georgians succeed in winning several border struggles against the empire of Moscovy.
- The Tunez citizens of Malta launch a successful loyalist revolt against the Greeks, hoping for a return to their old government.
- English troops are withdrawn from Scotland after a halfhearted and doomed attempt to hold the territory for a year. Britain signs a treaty with the Scottish state which would recognizes Scottish independence provided they join the BG.
- The three assemblies of Prussia and the monarchy go their separate ways, splitting Prussia into three once more after a year of reunification. Bohemia invades the three Prussian states.
- The Empire of Trebizond tries to resettle the former Sultanate of Angora with Orthodox Greeks in an attempt to convert the region. They also make tempting offers of Angoran land to those in mainland Greece living in overcrowded cities. Having worked jointly with the new emperor of Trebizond, the Greek government regards the movement with approval.
- The citizens of Malta officially rejoin the Tunez Republic.
- The Kingdom of Prussia signs a treaty with Bohemia and the two states work together against the other Prussian states. The Kingdom takes land from both the Republic and Utopian Civil Workers Republic.
- Bohemia makes large gains against the Republic of Prussia.
- Kurdistan invades the Cypriot Greek territory in southern Turkey.
- With the size of the Algerian harvest not supporting the nation again this year the nation is forced to do something. Algeria invades its weak, small, and trade dependent neighbor, Libya. Algerian invaders gain support from the Libyan population and are seen as liberating the people from the bureaucratic and cruel Libyan government, which is totally eliminated.
- All of northern Italy is officially part of the Kingdom of Italy.
- A decision is made in the British parliament to create a new kingdom for the Habsburg royal family members who remain, they create a kingdom called Neu Habsburg out much of the captured lands in northern France, though the kingdom is run by the Habsburg royal family and keeps its own armed forces, its technically a semi-autonomous region of Great Britain for the financial support.
- Portugal and California leave the New British Group over the British decision to create a new Kingdom for the Habsburgs who had caused so much grief for Europe. Though North Africa remains, they object but require Britain's aid against the treacherous Portuguese.
- Scandinavia, Wallonia, Netherlands, and the Hanseatic Republic all decry the British Decision to grant the Habsburgs amnesty. These nations, along with the Hussite League, Greece, and the other German nations boycott any Neu Habsburg merchants or goods.
- The Grand Duke of the Commonwealth of Lithuania, no longer wanting to share power with the Bohemian King, terminates the agreement. The Commonwealth of Lithuania is returned to independence with the Bohemian King as monarch, and the Grand Duke declares himself King of the Commonwealth of Belarus-Ukraine.
- Bohemia and the Kingdom of Prussia handily defeat the Republic of Prussia and move on the Utopian Civil Workers Republic of Prussia.
- Kurdistan takes all Greek Cypriot territory on mainland Asia Minor. They also form an alliance with the Christian State of Anatolia.
- The Empire of Trebizond offers to betray their one-time Kurdish allies in an attempt to help the Greece retain their island of Cyprus. Because Cyprus and its landlocked Anatolian locations are hard to reach by sea and nearly impossible by land, the Greeks accept.
- Alarmed by growing Greek power and the rising proximity to their territory, Hungary and Wallachia form an alliance to stop Bulgaria from advancing further West into Europe. They succeed in doing this.
- Wallachia attempts to induce a revolt in both Bulgaria and the Peloponnesus, where taxes are especially high. They are mainly successful in Bulgaria, where they try to set up an anti-Greek party to power in an attempt to break up the Greece-Bulgaria alliance.
- In South America, the Portuguese colony in OTL Brazil revolts against Portugal, Britain thought about helping, but with the forces just about over extended and more nations upset at them, they will sit out..
- The Sassanid Persians, having checked both Trapezuntine and Georgian advances on their north, decide to make a desperate move to penetrate Asia Minor, invading Kurdistan from the East.
- Crushed between the Sassanid Persians and the Trebizond Greeks, Kurdistan falls to the invaders. Trebizond claims most of northern Kurdistan, but the Sassanid Empire absorbs the rest. The surviving Kurdish forces retreat to Cilicia, (The territory taken from Cyprus) where they establish a rump state under the looming Persian shadow.
- Sicily convinces the pope that he will be the next to fall to the Italian unification movement if the Papacy does not assist the Sicilians in the war. Thus, Papal and Sicilian troops launch a successful counterattack from Central Italy to drive back the Italian advance.
- To avoid conflict and the hate of Europe's other countries and to keep their best ally safe, Neu Habsburg officially closes down its ports, declares state neutrality the new state policy, and begins several programs to create a self-reliant economy.
- The Sultan of Sudan makes an alliance with Algeria and Alexandria, a Catholic state. The three states invade Greek North Africa.
- Hungarian and Wallachian troops occupy Bulgaria. Bulgaria becomes the third nation of the Wallach Union.
- The Papal- Sicilian advance halts and Italian troops bunker down. It doesn't look like much is going to happen for a while.
- The Sassanids win a series of fierce battles with the Empire of Trebizond, and expand their borders further west towards the State of Anatolia.
- Alexandria, Algeria, and the Sudanese Sultanate continue their successful assault on Greek Cyrenaica.
- Although no longer advancing against Sicily, the Italians concentrate their forces to refocus on the Papal States.
- Thousands of Greek troops are sent to hold North Africa against the overwhelming odds. Seeing their chance, the Wallach Union, led by Hungary and anti-Greek Bulgaria, launch an invasion of Greece's western territories. The Greeks are now being hopelessly assaulted from two sides and are unable to concentrate their armies.
- The Kurds also seize the chance and capture the weakly-defended Cyprus. Greece's empire is falling apart.
- The Muscovian empire and the commonwealth of Belarus-Ukraine agree to become allies, making them the most powerful alliance in northeastern Europe.
- Promising the State of Anatolia any territory they can conquer if they join them in an invasion of Greek Asia Minor (Which they readily accept), the Empire of Trebizond declares war on Greece, hoping to get revenge for their humiliating defeat in 1717 and using the Greeks' own tactics against them by inducing revolts and playing on the greed of other states. The allied nations gain ground quickly, meeting little significant resistance.
- Scotland has a coup and is then quickly invaded by Great Britain in fear of instability.
- France forms an alliance with the ever growing Italy. The Papal States and the Pope are greatly angered at this.
- Algeria, the Sudanese Sultanate, and Alexandria continue their assault on Greek North Africa, which has been greatly reduced to a handful of coastal positions. The Greeks fight on doggedly.
- The Empire of Trebizond crosses from Asia Minor and joins forces with the Wallach Union to evenly divide up Thrace. Constantinople falls after a 200-day siege, and is ceded to Trebizond. In turn, Adrianople is ceded to Bulgaria. Elsewhere, the Greeks have finally managed to halt the Algerian, Alexandrian, and Sudanese advance as all three states have overextended themselves. Yet, the damage is done, and Greece's kingdom is in ruins.
- Trebizond, the Wallach Union, and the the Northeastern African states all force the Greeks to submit and be reduced to a vassal in order to keep what remains of their territory. The Greek army is greatly reduced, and restrictions are placed on the ruling government.
- The Papacy is reinforced by a Sicilian army in the Papal States, and they regain much of middle Italy, throwing back the Italian forces. Sicily also sends an invasion force to Malta, which they occupy.
- The Milanese of Adana seize a small strip of territory from the Sassanid Empire.
- English forces halt the rebellion in Scotland by force and withdraw, leaving a more stable government over the Scots.
- The Kingdom of Italy of which Milan is part of demands that Adana be turned over to direct Italian control and be annexed into the kingdom. The Milanese of Adana refuse.
- Neu Habsburg, with its economy finally stabilized and self-dependent, now looks to improve foreign relations with the other nations of northern Europe, and establishes relations with the Scandinavian countries again, France, Portugal, and the nations that have replaced the former Habsburg German and African territories. They also improve relations with their former colonies in America.
- A member of the original Komnenos dynasty of Trebizond ascends to the imperial throne, promptly moving the Empire of Trebizond's capital to Constantinople. With a member of one of the original Byzantine ruling families on the throne in Constantinople again, the emperor is stirred to announce the re-establishment of the long-dead Byzantine Empire.
- With the Italians checked, Sicily returns its attention to an invasion of the Tunez Republic.
- Bohemia and the Kingdom of Prussia finally defeats the Utopian Civil Workers Republic of Prussia. Prussia is now unified. After the war there is talk of Bohemia and Prussia to create a "German" state to go against Britain.
- The rebellious Portuguese colony in South America finally wins its independence. The northern provinces are absorbed into the USA and the rest forms the independent state of Brazil.
- With assistance of the British, the Habsburg Naval Program begins as they begin to rebuild their navy, while the government also promotes naval merchant companies which help restore naval trade with Europe and the Americas, but they are also given help from the British in establishing a colony in southern OTL Papua New Guinea.
- The renewed Byzantine Empire, for the first time in history, begins to invest heavily in more advanced gunpowder technology and heavy artillery. All armored troops are issued and trained in the use of more modern 'handguns' and muskets shipped in from Western Europe, discarding their more outdated firearms. The traditional Cuirassiers of the Byzantine army, however, choose to continue wearing their individual suits of plated armor on themselves and their horses, although at the expense of mobility.
- Neu Habsburg, with its navy being rebuilt and merchant fleet on the rise, they begin to encourage a massive system of trade, the capital city of Cherbourg is created as the main point of this new system. They get their allies in the north and the south to agree to begin encouraging merchants to go there as a main focal point for trade between the northern and southern side of Europe, and as a result of the increase in trade, Cherbourg becomes a very rich city and the king of Habsburg begins using it for building up the nation and its Asian colony.
- Greece is forced to give up its North African territory to Algeria and Alexandria.
- The more forward thinking ruler of Algeria moves the capital to the Libyan city of Surt and centralizes the government. He hopes to move Algeria from a nomadic society to a more economic and stable nation. He plans to build up the area around newly captured Benghazi and grants all of the Greeks, Hapsburgs, and other Europeans full citizenship and allows them practice of their religion, mainly Catholic.
- Sicilian troops land in Tripoli and capture more of the surrounding area.
- The King of Estonia dies and the King of Midgard claims the throne.
- The Byzantines, the State of Anatolia, and Adana set out to drive the Sassanid Persians from Anatolia's borders.
- With more money in the national bank, the Neu Habsburg government decides to begin rebuilding the army, they utilize conscription which raises an initial army of around 12,000 men that is expected to become much larger in the near future. They also employ new artillery engineers who build cannon pieces from cast-iron techniques learned from Britain, employing metal smiths from all over Europe.
- The nobles of Estonia elect a new king, disregarding Midgard's claims to the throne. Estonia then forms a military alliance with Gotland, hoping they will send a fleet to aid the Estonian navy in repelling any desperate Midgard attacks.
- Faced with Anatolian, Milanese, and Byzantine troops, Persian forces abandon much ground to them and retreat towards Cilicia, where the Kurds rise up against them from the south. Sassanid troops lose their foothold in central Anatolia to Adana, but manage to hold the territory surrounding the reduced Kurdistan.
- After Habsburg merchant ships (On their way to Gotland and Estonia) are attacked by Midgard frigates ordered to create a blockade, the Habsburgs declare war on Midgard and send their navy to break through the blockade and assist the Estonians.
- With their most important shipping lines in the Baltic Sea now compromised, Denmark declares war on Midgard.
- Britain, as Habsburg's prime ally, also declares war on Midgard.
- Prussia, Bohemia, and the Commonwealth of Lithuania link themselves loosely into a German-Czech Federation. With the federation, formed they feel they can rival Britain and counter her every move.
- The Byzantines launch a major counterattack southwards that drives the Persian army to the border of Syrian Damascus. The Persian troops surrender, and the Sassanids agree to a ten-year peace treaty with the Byzantine Empire in exchange for returning some of their territory. Meanwhile, Kurdistan seizes all Sassanid territory directly to their north; the rest of Persian Anatolia is claimed by Byzantium.
- Denmark invades Midgard, and Estonia attacks Midgard's Finnish territories.
- Midgard, in desperation to eliminate one of the many allies now stacked against them, invades Gotland. The island resists tenaciously, and by the end of the year, the king of Midgard has only claimed roughly half of Gotland's southern lands.
- Britain, Neu Habsburg, Denmark, and Estonia begin amassing a combined fleet to attack Midgard's eastern coast by 1734.
- The three nations of the German-Czech Federation each declare Midgard their new military ally as an excuse to take on the British and demands that the Danish army withdraw from Midgard.
- Bohemia sends an army and stations it in Prussia
- Britain puts all forces on alert and increase the border guards in the North America territories.
- New Germania joins the German-Czech federation.
- Prussia and Bohemia dispatch a fleet to intercept the outnumbered Estonian, Danish and British fleet near Gotland. There, they unite with a joyful Midgard admiral and his ships; together they win the first major Naval engagement of Gotland. Reinforcements from Neu Habsburg are seriously delayed in arriving, causing the Estonians to blame the loss of the battle on the Habsburgs.
- The German-Czech Federation sends troops under a joint operation and occupy the Hanseatic city of Hamburg. They plan to use this port to rival the British in the North Sea. With the manpower of both Prussia and Bohemia they are able to build larger and superior navies to control the Baltic Sea.
- The Hanseatic Republic declares war on all nations of the German-Czech Federation and allies itself with Britain, Neu Habsburg, Denmark, Estonia, and Gotland.
- The Livonian king, promised the land in Estonia by Prussia, invades southern Estonia with a small contingent of Prussian troops.
- Norway and Norgard proclaim their neutrality.
- While Scandinavia, with it's economy hurt by the blockade of the Baltic, looks to join who seems to be winning the war in order to get the conflict resolved as fast as possible.
- The second Scottish rebellion is crushed. An inquiry is made into the cause of the rebellions.
- Portugal launches an attack on overstretched Algeria, hoping to join up their African Empire into an enormous hegemony.
- Estonia pushes Midgard out of Finland and offers it to Scandinavia if they will join them against Midgard. They also secretly offer to support Scandinavian acquisition of other Midgard land.
- The Byzantine Empire destroys the last remnants of the old Greek empire in Anatolia.
- Sicily breaks the Tunez Republic in two, taking control of new lands. Portugal seizes the Balearic islands as a trading foothold in the Mediterranean. France retook control of land to its south controlled by Tunez.
- Due to increasing tensions in the Home Islands, the United British Provinces enter a new stage of reorganisation.
- The United British Provinces are to be known as the Great British Federation.
- Each former Province will become self-governing members of the Federation, with powers over all matters expeting foreign relations and defence, although if the Federal Government deems fit, they will intervene.
- A Federal Government shall be established in the former province of Bahamania. It will have the powers of defence and foreign relations and the ability to intervene in the affairs of the Provinces.
- Each Province shall send representatives to the Parliament in Bahamania.
- The North American provinces of the Great British Federation gear up for war against Bohemia.
- Portugal is able to peacefully cede the State of Brazil and the USA's southern provinces back into its empire. Although legally claimed by Portugal, the state is able to retain much of its original self-governing traits.
- France, following Portugal's example, coaxes the South American Republic to rejoin the French Empire, although only nominally to prevent British influences.
- To repay the delay for their help near Gotland, Neu Habsburg sends it troops to capture the Midgard held island of Bornholm.
- Italy renews its invasion attempts on Sicily and the Papal States.
- The Byzantine Empire invades it's former ally, Bulgaria, as they start demanding that the Bulgarians, originally founded as a puppet state of the former Byzantine Empire, submit to direct annexation. Thus, the Wallach Union declares war on the Byzantines.
- The German-Czech Federation orders Lithuania to adopt conscription, as enforced by the King of Bohemia. By the end of the year, fresh Lithuanian and Bohemian troops join their Prussian counterparts in Prussia's western borders, which they heavily fortify with impregnable strongholds and heavy artillery positions. The coast of Prussia is also turned into a well-defended zone.
- Gotland begs its allies for assistance as Midgard is planning to eliminate them as soon as possible and the already outnumbered and outclassed Gotland troops are beginning to succumb to renewed Midgard attacks.
- Livonia and Prussia continue their thrust into Estonia, with great success.
- The Hanseatic Republic declares war on Midgard.
- The more modern Byzantine army, supported by heavy artillery positions in Thrace, defeats a combined Hungarian-Bulgarian force at Adrianople.
- Neu Habsburg and the British send troops to Gotland to help drive Midgard from the island.
- The Tunez Republic seeks aid from Algeria, paying the king a heavy ransom to help drive a wedge back between the Sicilian forces who have divided Tunez in two. They are successful, but Algeria quickly withdraws its troops to deal with the attacking Portugal to the west.
- Tired of Greece becoming a vassal and puppet of Byzantium and the nations of the Wallach Union, a revolt arises in Greece. The Greeks hope to overthrow the puppet officials and regain some measure of freedom again. They also declare the terms of the peace treaty with the Byzantines, the Wallach Union, Algeria, Alexandria, and Sudan null due to violation of Greek territory by the African states and the Byzantine Empire, which contradicts the original treaty declaring that Greece could keep what remained of its crumbling empire.
- The Greek revolt causes concern among the Wallach Union and the Byzantine Empire, who declare a ceasefire to deal with the new situation, at the urging of the Greek puppet rulers they have installed. The rebels have already seized a portion of southern Greece, calling it the 'Duchy of Morea', with their leader crowned the new duke. This makes them a number-one target for Byzantine, Bulgarian, Wallachian, and Hungarian troops.
- Midgard forces are finally pushed off Gotland by British and Neu Habsburg armies.
- Anatolia grants a lease on Rhodes to the interested order of the Crusader Knights of St. John, who wish to regain control of their original island domain since its loss to Cyprus in 1443. The Order has, in the meantime, based its operations in France.
- Estonia is successful in temporarily halting the Livonian-Prussian advance on their territories.
- In North America, there has been some minor border incidents between the British and the German-Czech Federation. It is only matter of time before a major conflict erupts.
- New West Venice signs a treaty with the British and joins the BG, causing a new level of pressure to arise on the states of North America. The Commonwealth of Amerika, concerned by the looming threat of war and British expansion, accepts a treaty by Bohemia offering to protect it if it joins the German-Czech Federation. It also begins training several elite units for war. Upon hearing this news, the Republic of California joins the BG.
- Fearing that war with the German-Czech Federation in North America is going to start any time, the British Government ordered all Colonial military personnel to go through a more tougher training.
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