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The Ming Dynasty still rules over the vast lands of China. On the other side of the world, the Hundred Years War continues between England and France. Europe is still stuck in the old ways of feudalism and chivalry while the notions of a New World are considered figments of the imagination.

We welcome you to the long-awaited fourth expansion of that immortal series. Welcome to Principia Moderni IV! Starting in 1400 AD, this is the dawn of the modern world and the tail end of the Middle Ages. The Renaissance is just kicking off in Europe, while the nations in the western side of the continent are locked in the last gasp of the Hundred Years War. The Muslim world is still reeling from the invasions of Turks and Mongols, with the Caliphate resting in the collapsing Mamluk Egypt and the Ottomans on the rise in Anatolia. Make it count. The first game was the most successful on the wiki, leading all the way to the modern day with mostly plausible posts and little controversy. The second game reached almost to the modern day, but failed due to a plethora of ASB events and moderator bias. The third game was much more worthy of the first, almost running into implausibility but climbing back into a shining glory by the end. Riding on the latest reforms of map games since the end of PMIII, this is the most logical next step in that evolution. Remember, above all other rules. — have fun.

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1940

The Dust Bowl continues to ravage the great plains. Texans flee south and west to Aztláni California. Meanwhile, New Englanders flee east away from the desolation.

The United Kingdom presses its invasion of Uluru. A series of naval landings, in addition to the breakout from British Uluru, cause the Uluran Army difficulties in containing the forces of the United Kingdom. A major naval battle in the OTL Gulf of Carpentaria sees the remainder of the Uluran fleet severely damaged.

France begins construction of a series of strategic border defenses against Burgundy.

An organization in Belka calls for an end to the practice of impailment, as any advanced democracy should not stoop to such a low form of execution. They also demand more respect for human rights in general from the nation.

The constant state of war-readiness that Belka has maintained since the Great European War has led to a slowing economy, rising interest rates, and falling productivity. Economists within the nation estimate that the practice has cost Belka 10% economic growth since 1900.

  • India: The private companies start working on their own in the railway sector. A number of Indian transit companies start setting up depots, maintenance hubs and factories with Swiss collaboration or independently. Newer train designs are being produced by the Indian companies suited to Indian conditions. The expansion of the railways continues. The expansion of the dockyards continues and leads to an increase in the production of ships, both for riverine and sea transport as water transport continues to grow especially on the Ganges-Brahmaputra system, Ganges Gulf and the Arabian Sea. The Agricultural mechanisation and modernisation plan that was started 14 years ago comes to an end with the completion of the auxiliary programs. The agricultural modernisation plan led to a huge increase in productivity, the amount of irrigated land has grown exponentially and similar trend has been observed in farmers' incomes. The Plan radically changed and modernised life in rural India. With higher incomes, availability of irrigation and fertilisers and larger farm sizes, the Indian farmers have become prosperous. The availability of irrigation has greatly reduced the dependence on rainfall for irrigation and has led to almost constant production of agricultural goods. Farming has now become profitable and with continued migration to the cities and the outside world, most areas have moved away from subsistence farming. Agricultural diversification continues with farmers moving into the allied branches such as horticulture, pisciculture, sericulture, animal rearing, etc. Food grains are exported to neighbouring nations. India has finally become a food surplus nation and famines are a thing of the past. Many of them are able to find jobs in the expanding industries and there is a movement of people westward to the heartland of the Indian textile industry. The population growth rate stands at 1.03% p.a. The internal migration continues with people resettling the underpopulated South. The expansion of education continues in the cities and rural areas under a uniform curriculum. Sanskrit, the de jure official language, is also taught in the schools alongside Hindi and the official state language. Cycles become massively popular and a large number of them are sold in the rural and urban areas, with most of these being produced domestically. The textile industry expands further, with a small amount being exported to neighbouring countries. The textile industry has established itself in the Gujarat-Sindh-Martahwad region and the Bengal-Magadh-Chittagong region. The textile industry continue its growth at a steady pace. Some companies start venturing into the chemical sector for the production of dyes and medicines. Companies have stared setting up factories for the production of rubber products and semi-synthetic fibres. Mechanisation spreads into the wool and silk textile industry. The woollen textile industry expands in Punjab and parts of the Rajputana state. The silk textile industry continues mechanisation in the Bengal region. The Indian industries have expanded significantly into the consumer goods sector and produces fast moving consumer goods. These are also exported to Brésil with a recent trade deal. This has driven up the demand. The Ganga-Brahmaputra Delta Plan continues with the construction of dykes and sea walls. A similar project has been planned for Kerala and will start in 1944. Radio is introduced for regular use in the army, navy and air force. The use of the radio also increases in the cities and outlying areas. Telegraph and telephone lines are expanded with a number of communication companies being established. Academic cooperation continues with Swahili, Britain and the Union. The Burgundian shipment of naval planes is received this year. The first Burgundian sponsored factory is set up and the first aircraft rolls out on 18 August of the year. The Indian Navy places an initial order of 100 naval bombers from these factories. The Indian Navy continues to set up its naval air arm using the planes imported from the Union and Burgundy. The Navy sets up forward bases in the Maldives, OTL British Indian Ocean Territory, Lakshadweep and the Andaman islands. These will be constructed into full fledged bases for the naval air arm and the air force. India continues to receive Brésilian planes and Brésilian tanks. A third armoured division is set up. The Indian Air Force starts expanding and sets up a new base in Chittagong. The Indian Civil Aviation industry continues to grow. With British research cooperation and engines, some Indian companies begin researching a small all-metal monoplane that can be used on makeshift airfields and that which could work properly in Indian weather conditions. The Navy is put on alert as tensions rise in the Indian Ocean Region.
    • Indian Diplomacy to Britain: The Indian Ambassador lodges a strong protest against the War in Uluru.
    • Indian Diplomacy to the Union: A brigade of volunteers led by Gandhi requests permission to enter the Colonial Republics and help repair the damage.
    • Indian Diplomacy to Germany: We request licenses for the production of the MP34.
    • Indian Diplomacy to Kashmir and Nepal: The Government of India requests the unification of the states of Kashmir and Nepal with India, citing a shared culture, language and majority religion and also the economic growth that India has witnessed in recent years. (Nepal: Nepal is culturally similar to Northern Bihar and UP. OTL Maithili and Nepali are mutually intelligible. ATL I prevented the split of the Bihari languages and merged them into one, so the Nepali also speak Magadhi. Moreover, Nepal was a part of Aryavarta and is also a Hindu state.) (Kashmir: Apart from other reasons, Kashmir has a chunk of Punjab. Kashmir was a part of the Delhi Raj (established in the 1520s) which then became Aryavarta. Punjab split off from Aryavarta in the 1600s but Aryavarta retained the Kashmir and Khyber-Pakhtunwa regions. Punjab was also a Hindu state. Aryavarta split completely in the 1700s and was ruled by a Hindu dynasty. Even if after the splitting of Aryavarta, Kashmir was ruled by a Muslim house, they simply wouldn't have had the power or resources to encourage conversion. So Kashmir is essentially Hindu and has been ruled by Hindus ever since the Delhi Raj in the 1520s. Also, Kashmir shares its culture with North India. The ATL Peshawar, Pushkalavati was a major city in Aryavarta.)
    • German Dip: Sure.
  • Imperial Swahili Federation: The economy continues rapid growth after the recovery from the great Depression. Agricultural mechanization is now spread to parts of the heartland and Somalia, where population density in rural areas has declined following urbanisation and the movement of farmers toward cities. Phase Three of the modernization plan continues. Industry in the interior of Swahili continues to grow. With the rising demand of Europe, Asia and Arcadia, the export industries of Swahili continue to increase. Light industries and textile industries continues growth. Scientific research and development continues booming. A living coelacanth is discovered off the coast of Swahili, which quickly became a biological marvel and sent for exhibit in the Imperial Aquarium in Zanzibar. After years of work, the Somalian desert is now lined by hundreds of small waterways, which are further reinforced and expanded by trees and plant material. Academic cooperation with India continues. The film, literature, kibonzo and animation industries continue to rise in popularity. The defensive line against the British and French in Aliwa and the New Territories are further developed. Production of anti-air, anti-tank guns and gas masks continues as defensive measures against the weapons of this new generation of warfare. Tanks, aircraft, armoured cars and motorcycles also continue production. The DADAR system is further improved for the specific demands of the Swahili navy. With the drastically lowered cost of radios, they are now issued en masse to the navy and the army. A prototype for a all metal monoplane is developed. The department of navy continues to investigate specialized destroyers. Swahili sends humanitarian aid to Uluru, especially to those affected by the British attack. Swahili offers to mediate a peace conference between Uluru and Britain. 
    • Swahili Diplomacy: We offer to sell seven battleships to other countries.
    • Swahili Diplomacy to India: We wish to begin military cooperation and drills in the Indian Ocean, citing the rising tensions.
  • Kingdom of Burgundy: The news of France fortifying the border with Burgundy causes many to perceive it as a provocation, a rejection of the possibility over negotiations over the rights of Burgundians in the French-annexed territories. King Rogier calls for calm, again extending a request to France to enter negotiations over the status of the Burgundian peoples in those territories. The introduction of new vehicles such as trucks, and the Vaillant 251 half-track, has allowed the Royal Army and Marines an increased level of motorization, as well as their first mechanized infantry units. Rupspanzer IV (OTL M4 Sherman) production increases, with manufacturing facilities opened in both Borealia and Guyana to equip the armies of the dominions. Modern self-propelled artillery enters the Royal Army, based on the Rupspanzer III chassis, the principal models being the 4” Houwitserwagen R7 (OTL M7 Priest), and the 6” Geschutzwagen R12 (OTL M12 GMC). Also on the Rupspanzer III chassis, the 3” Sturmgeschutz III (OTL T40 tank destroyer) enters service as the Army’s first dedicated tank destroyer. A series of RADEV towers are quietly built to allow the military to monitor the Kingdoms borders and coastline. The Arcadian Aviation Company continues development and refinement of their AA-73 prototype they test flew the previous year. The Guyana-based Kinnigräich airplane company test flies what becomes called the F-47 Donnerbout (OTL P-47 Thunderbolt). Following on from the successful flight of a jet-powered plane last year, Fokker test flies a design for a proper jet fighter, dubbed the XF-59 Koméit (OTL Bell P-59), though further testing and refinements will be required. Fokker also tests its latest helicopter design (OTL Fa 223 Drache). Meanwhile, Grumman flies an experimental aircraft, testing the feasibility of the flying wing (OTL Northrop N-1M). In February, the Navy concludes it internal report on the British attack on Boorloo, concluding that the Uluran Navy possessed vastly inadequate anti-aircraft artillery, both in quality and quantity. The navy begins undergoing war games to ascertain the effectiveness of Burgundian anti-aircraft capabilities. Nonetheless, the investigating reports classified portions recommend testing and distribution of the recently invented “verännerlech zäit zünder”, which initial testing with land-based guns show promising. Further testing at sea on the battleship Sint Sigismund also proves the devices potential. In December, after several tweak to the design, an initial order is placed an expected in 1941. Given the nature of the project, it is kept under maximum possible secrecy. The Navy launches the first diesel-electric submarine, nicknamed the “Elektroboot”. It is scheduled to undergo evaluations in 1941 before the Navy decides for or against ordering more.
  • Uniõ de Cádiz: The economy progresses as normal, with strong growth in the aerospace, industrial, and shipbuilding sectors, as well as a strong financial sector in Madrid. Herrero-Correia unveils a series of two armored vehicles based on a widened the HCM. 38/L chassis. The first vehicle, the HCM. 40/L B, a tank destroyer, which features the same drive train as the HCM. 38/L but possesses 75 mm of frontal armor at a 60 degree slope and a devastating 75 mm/50 anti-air cannon (7.5 cm Pak 39 but 150 mm longer) (A reversed (Flipped) and widened Hetzer with a slight up-gun). The other vehicle, the HCM. 40/L M., a true medium tank is equipped with a similar armor pattern and a 60 mm/60 intermediate anti-aircraft cannon. The two vehicles prove highly maneuverable and well armored, able to withstand frontal fire from many 75 mm cannons and even low velocity 90 mm guns. Their side and rear armor is, however, somewhat lacking at only 35mm and 25 mm respectively. Fontes as releases a new half-track vehicle equipped with either four 60 mm infantry mortars or a 100 mm carriage mortar. Another update to the Sobremarinho Colerica L.12/34 is released, the Colerica Mark III. which features a newly developed 20 mm autocannon for air use. The University of Barcelona finishes its heavy water reactor and demonstrates that the substance has large advantages over impure graphite. Meanwhile, the University of Sevilla continues its work in Morocco and abroad studying arid climates. Te universities efforts in southern Morocco show reasonable success in rolling back the sand, but as always the work is one of decades. Fruit production in the region does begin to show promise as dry-land fruit trees flourish in the sunny climate. DARAD systems are now available fleet-wide with plans to build more land-based versions in the works. A general security order is established that sees the construction of twelve large naval-air bases in Algeria, Sardinia, the Balearic Islands, Valencia, Catalonia, and Murcia, as well as a large naval base and air base complex near Cadiz. Overall population stands at 92.62 million after accounting for Indian migrants.
    • República de las Antillas Ibéricas: The return of tourism begins to revive the struggling economies of the Antillas. Oil revenues prop up the entirety of the island chain and migration to Tobago from the northern islands drives large-scale development of the oil regions.
    • Las Repúblicas Colonias: Overall the colonies prosper under peace and stable democratic governments. In Senegay, Guinea, and Makassar the governments begin petitions for more autonomy and independence. In order to ease their concerns and maintain some measure of Union presence another colonial convention is held and the Comunidade de Naciõnes Ibéricas a military and economic association within which citizens can travel and conduct business with very limited restrictions. With this community of nations established the Union begins the process of formally withdrawing from Senegay, Guinea and Makassar.

1941

Texas and New England both adopt radical agricultural policies to combat the drought and dust and the situation begins to improve; however, the economies of both states and other Arcadian nations suffer from high food prices and a small recession.

Persian nationalists stage several attacks on oil production systems in French and Arabian held Persia. The groups, in a political alliance with the Persian Syndicalist Party, launch major strikes in both of these areas undermining French and Arabian power.

A major corruption scandal rocks Belka’s military elite as it comes to light that a cadre of senior admirals hid the purchasing unhardened steel for the armor of Belka’s two most recent classes of battleships as a way to make money on the side. Belkan engineers estimate that fixing the ships will cost millions and take six months in drydock for each ship. (Also battleships of these classes will fight at -10 in the algo until fixed)

The local governments of Maryland and Burgundian Guyana both move to secure full political, economic, and military independence from Burgundy. In Kuba the government faces protesters demanding the same.

The government of Uluru collapses as the UK captures the major coastal population centers. Elements of the Uluran army begin an insurgency from the outback but cut off from supplies their ability to fight is quickly waning.

Troops from Savannah finally breakthrough the defensive lines of the State of Ohio, despite assistance from New Grenada. The country fights on but the situation looks increasingly desperate.


  • Uniõ de Cádiz: The economy progresses as normal, with strong growth in the aerospace, industrial, and shipbuilding sectors, as well as a strong financial sector in Madrid. Herrero-Correia quickly converts its factories to the new HCM. 40/L B and HCM. 40/L combat vehicles, older model HCM. 38/Ls are stripped of parts for use in the production process and by end of the year a combined 200 units have been produced. Fontes continues production of its infantry fighting vehicles which are adopted in force by the Union Expeditionary Force and Union Berber Divisions. With nearly 2,000 units delivered in a variety of forms the Union now maintains a force of 200,000 highly motorized troops equipped with half-tracks, armored cars, infantry support vehicles, and motorized gun carriages. The Sobremarinho Colerica Mark III. enters production with orders for 200 units. The University of Barcelona continues its work on nuclear science, a new element, Zeusium (OTL Plutonium) is discovered as a synthetic result of the irradiation of uranium. Work also commences on the X-12 Heavy Isotopic Electromagnetic Separator, a facility to sort Uranium and other elements by isotope. Meanwhile, the University of Sevilla continues its work in Morocco and abroad studying arid climates. The university’s efforts in southern Morocco show reasonable success in rolling back the sand, but as always the work is one of decades. Fruit production in the region does begin to show promise as dry-land fruit trees flourish in the sunny climate. Overall population stands at 93.2 million after accounting for Indian migrants.
    • República de las Antillas Ibéricas: The return of tourism begins to revive the struggling economies of the Antillas. Oil revenues prop up the entirety of the island chain and migration to Tobago from the northern islands drives large-scale development of the oil regions.
    • La República Angola: The last true colonial republic, Angola continues its redevelopment after its war. Local factions are promised independence after true stability is reached.
  • Imperial Swahili Federation: The economy continues rapid growth after the recovery from the great Depression. Agricultural mechanization is now spread to parts of the heartland and Somalia, where population density in rural areas has declined following urbanisation and the movement of farmers toward cities. Phase Three of the modernization plan continues. Industry in the interior of Swahili continues to grow. With the rising demand of Europe, Asia and Arcadia, the export industries of Swahili continue to increase. Light industries and textile industries continues growth. Scientific research and development continues booming. After years of work, the Somalian desert is now lined by hundreds of small waterways, which are further reinforced and expanded by trees and plant material. Academic cooperation with India continues. The film, literature, kibonzo and animation industries continue to rise in popularity. The defensive line against the British and French in Aliwa and the New Territories are further developed. Production of anti-air, anti-tank guns and gas masks continues as defensive measures against the weapons of this new generation of warfare. Tanks, aircraft, armoured cars and motorcycles also continue production. With the drastically lowered cost of radios, they are now issued en masse to the navy and the army. The Russom Tai enters production since last year (Naval Ki 43 equivalent) and is armed on aircraft carriers. 
    • Swahili Diplomacy to India: We wish to begin military cooperation and drills in the Indian Ocean, citing the rising tensions.
  • United States of Germany: This year marks the year of another German boom in military technologies. In a regional weapons expo earlier in the year had introduced the MP41 (OTL MP40) and the G41 (OTL Gewehr 41). The G41 is Germany's first semi-auto rifle that is versatile enough for almost any terrain. The German government was impressed by this and ordered several thousand G41 and MP41s for military use. The German military also researched into the possibility of a well-equipped German heavy tank that could mount the 8.8 cm KwK 36 gun. Plans for a "Tiger I" are designed and the first prototypes are to be produced and tested by early next year.

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