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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 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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Sometime around this point according to later archaeologists, the Anangu Kingdom starts to destabalize due to decentralization and de-urbanization, and thus the Kingdom starts to fraction into smaller states.

Walter Rattlerake begins the height of his play-writing career, producing a series of historical plays surrounding the War of the Three Richards, starting with Richard IIIPart I

With the continuing overland trade across Central Asia, the Nestorian Chagatai Khanate in Kashgar makes a great resurgence in culture and military. The famous poet Askar Gukul creates an epic poem expounding on the fast wealth and power of the Khan, crushing all enemies.

  • Cologne: The chapter of priests elect a new leader: his name is Baldrich von Hochstaden, and he hails from Neuenahr, south of Cologne. Some people begin to comment upon Baldrich’s footwear and his choice of very very old sandals. Meanwhile, the roads continue to be built in Burgundy and the HRE/Prussia generally, very slowly. Caninites have basically no presence in Cologne or the surrounding nations, and small envoys of canons from Cologne (armed with lecture notes and pamphlets) go out constantly to ensure this is the case. Funds continue to come into Cologne from printing press royalties and general trade. Archbishop Baldrich is very aware of how much money they have, and how well all their hospitals and schools are running, along with their small military. He takes the first year to be careful and plan a Christian approach to his reign. This year, he celebrates the new century with his people and assures them that Cologne is a safe place to live. He is able to meet with several budding young people interested in astronomy and playwriting, the new frontiers of this century, and encourage them to hone their knowledge in the church.
    • Essen: In Neu Deutschland, Adelphinian Canonesses thank the Hospitaller forces for becoming more peaceful with their conversions of natives – potential violence was beginning to worry them. Meanwhile, canonesses in all communities working with colonists in the Hospitaller’s colonies continue to provide advice. The school and infirmary continue to be built, and the abbess of the Neu Deutsch Abbey asks the Abbess-General, Abbess Isengard of Essen, to send the appropriate knowledge and resources. Given that the knowledge in Essen is all stored in the University of Essen, Isengard has a few canonesses write out the most critical information for education and physick (medicine) in a small book. This is almost finished by the end of the year, and printed, but it will not arrive in Neu Deutschland or Tondo (who have also requested a similar book) for a few more years. She calls this book the Adelphinian Missionary’s Guide and is happy to have started something new. In Tondo, both Tondoese and German Adelphinian Canonesses teach and heal the masses, and the curious canonesses in the wilderness start to learn the local customs. As for married Tondoese priests, Abbess Isengard is wary that this may uproot the very premise of being a priest, but understands the Abbess of Tondo’s desire to integrate these Tondoese people further into a Christian community. Accordingly, she writes to His Holiness Pope Innocent VIII for advice.
  • Malaya: There is great debate among the scientific community over the recently proposed heliocentric model. Several small protests state that the heliocentric model is heresy, with protestors being Muslim or Christian. These actions have been seen as a form of extremism, and action has been taken. The King announces that the public is free to have their own ideas, but we will not stand for forceful promotion of ideology. Following Aryavarta and Chinese astronomers, the government announces the construction of a new observatory in Perak. New laws on trade bound for Europe are implemented, loosening the restrictions on certain items. Porcelain is becoming increasingly popular among the population, with the demand for Chinese porcelain pieces rising. Tin mining continues to bring wealth to the nation. Pewter begins to be commonly exported in the form of domestic products. The Malayan Navy sees upgrades, as Chinese cannon technology is transferred over. In terms of medical technology, there is a small increase in the number of Chinese clinics and the demand for medicinal herbs. Diplomats are sent to Europe to make Malaya more well known.
    • Hindus and Buddhists dont give a damn about helio or geocentrism as it is not a major part of the religions. Secondly scientific advancement and newer theories have never been opposed by Hindus. (A reason it continues to this day). Secondly how did you get the heliocentric model? - Dev
    • French and Prussian traders I think - Side
    • Gurkani Dip: If you allow the Gurkani to open a mosque in Malaya, the Gurkani offers Malaya the latest firearms (Gurkani firearms are the greatest in game).
    • Malayan Dip: We allow the construction of a Gurkani mosque as we would any other temple. 
  • Knights Hospitaller: A new Grand-master has been selected an his name is Louis de Ponte. He begins his reign in the new century and he says; "This is a new century, and a New World where we must bring the light of the lord into the darkness so salvation may be found for the lost and we may find a new future. We must build a new civilisation in these lands by the Book and the pen or by the blood and the Sword, we must carry the light of civilisation into the unknown." We have a population of around 59,580(Colonists and 1% growth) and have a navy of ten ships. In New Rhodes, we begin building up our industry by offering grants for skilled colonists. Immigration speeds up to 1000 a year due to land grants. Due to our small size our population can only provide 590 soldiers though we make sure that they are highly trained. We have finished the restructuring and rearming of the military into a modern army trained in Iberian tactics. With expanded Papal funding and Burgundian investment we begin to restart expansion soon after the reorganisation of the military. We commence the grand journey and we begin our trip across the Seminole lands intent on converting the tribes peacefully, as well as finding allies and trade. However we bring 200 soldiers to provide security and orders are to help eradicate local bandits and convert the survivors as well as subjugating hostile tribes (tribes that deliberately attack us and are extremely hostile) who we will convert (Three years). We also attempt on converting more native chiefs in order to gain more influence in the area and so we send our most experienced, trustworthy, and pure preachers as well as gifts to help convert them. We also begin spreading around the idea of a confederacy of the tribes, of a nation where all may prosper and discover new lands and we hope through this journey we might be able to usher one into fruition.
    • Maryland: The colony of Maryland is small with around 23,000 colonists and 6000 native converts. We build a medical school in Maryland in order to combat new diseases while we also build a ship yard to help with trading. We continues colonising Charlotte country by 25px (50px total). We increase our efforts in sending missionaries north hoping to convert more of the natives while we also attempt to convert native leaders, we also focus on gaining more influence with the Seminoles in the north and after many years we seem to be making significant progress. The natives have been almost completely assimilated into our society after decades of conversion and education.
    • New Crete: It has a population of 4250, Andros Island is fully colonized though we halt expansion and consolidate.
    • Neues Deutschland: We settle in OTL Alabama in OTL Mobile county with a population of 5,000 colonists who are majority German. We have fully colonized Mobile County and now expand 25 px (50 px) into the Baldwin colony. We begin sending experts to start industry in the colony as well as to set up farms and plantations. We send an expedition of soldiers and missionaries to make peaceful contact with the natives and help convert the natives. We begin to try to make peaceful relations with the natives and prevent further conflict.
  • Aryavarta: The English are asked to help the navy modernize, upgrade its tactics, train our admirals and supply modern naval technology. We also request to buy advanced frigates and schooners from England. (PERSON RESPONSE). All these will be availed in exchange for goods. Maharaja Maharana Pratap dies. This leads to a power struggle between his son Raja Amar Singh and another Rajput, Raja Man Singh. Majority of the council supports Amar Singh but Man Singh claims the throne as being the elder and accuses Amar Singh as trying to take the throne on account of his father. Finally after the turmoil in the council and significant support of the people of Rajputana for Man SIngh. Man Singh is crowned the Maharaja as Maharaja Man Singh of Amber while Amar Singh becomes the Chief Minister. Amar Singh ,being younger and Man SIngh taking no interest is state affairs, swiftly gathers support of the council and the state officials. He plans to increase his powers as Chief Minister and rule himself.
    • England Dip: English merchants agree to support Aryavarta in their naval program.
  • Korea: Noticing the stagnation of Chinese sciences and mathematics due to excessive emphasis on imperial examination and philosophy, the Empress sends a fleet of a hundred scholar converts and a hundred sailors to the Papal States to study. Meanwhile, with serfdom formally abolished, yangban nobles are dismayed and try to orchestrate semi-violent protests and revolts to convince the central court to reverse the edict. As part of a compromise, a head tax system is used to hire labourers. However, this new edict has also exacerbated the settlement of the Manchu dominion, with approximately a fifth of its inhabitants of Korean extraction. This "Koreanization" is more pronounced within the elite, with a fifth being of mixed ethnicity or have assimilated. To counter "Koreanization", the Manchu and Nivkh languages are elevated as an official language, and people are encouraged to retain the usage of their native language and instead use Korean as a lingua franca. As the food supply experiences a surplus, many peasants transition to cash crops (principally cotton and tea) and silk production. Commerce is promoted, with lucrative goods such as brocades, jewelries, ginseng, tea, porcelain, and other manufactures being exchanged. With the abundance of copper in the North, many copper bullion and coinage are minted and slowly phase out silver as the principal currency used. As a result of this wealth, any wealthy aristocrats adopt an increasingly decadent and luxurious lifestyle, visiting kisaeng houses and purchasing excessive luxury items. Christianity, the second largest religion, continues to become heavily prominent, with churches being built in Hanseong and the surrounding Gyeonggi province. Whilst Confucianism as a religion declines, many of its doctrines are adopted by both Korean Buddhism and Nestorianism, which as helped eased the conversion process and develop a sense of distinction from Western forms of Christianity.
  • Papal States: The conservative Angelicum faction hand Pope Innocent their letter, which quickly bcomes known as the 'Frascati Letter', after the suburbicarian diocese in which is was written. The letter essentially summarises the faction's conerns with the Church: that an overly-liberal understanding of the Council of Cologne has led to laxity in the Church generally. More specifically, they argue that the recent upsurge in heresies in territories influencd by the Northern Rite (they list the Burgundian irregularities, the Caninites, inculturation of Confucian practices in the East, and Heliocentrism as examples, despite the latter theory being cleared of heresy by the Inquisition last year). In concluding the letter, the Angelicum clerics demand that the Pope order an investigation into the orthodoxy of the Northern Church, as well as certain practices of the Immaculata Order in the foreign missions. The Pope receives the letter, and spends about a month processing it before beginning the process of responding. His Holiness writes to the Patriarch of the Northern Rite (Prussia), requesting that he come to Rome to discuss creating an equivalent of the Inquisition or other doctrine-watchdog for the Northern Church, to crack down on any heresies that may appear. In other news Pope Innocent VIII personally welcomes the hundred Catholic convert scholars from Korea, and they are soon enrolled at one of the Pontifical universities in Rome. In yet further news, the Pope receives the letter from the Adelphinian Abbess of Tondo late in the year. Intrigued by the missionary potential for some married men to become priests (as they do in the Eastern churches), yet aware that the Angelicum faction would likely be highly opposed to the move, the Pope establishes a Theological Committee to discuss the matter, composed of both Angelicum-affiliated, Immaculata, and unaligned 'moderate' theologians. 
  • Gurkani Sultanate: Firearm technology continues to develop. The 500 War Elephants purchased from Aryavarta are brought into military service. More OTL Ottoman style public baths are made. Aquaducts quality improve. The military continues to grow. Meanwhile, the City of Tehran is growing massively. It is growing as part of the population boom.
    • Banten Emirate: More persianizaiton happens. Persian style mosques are build, and Yizidi Shia Islam spreads across Banten. The Banten military is trained in the art of Islamic warfare and the use of the Turko Mongol Composite Bow and Gurkani Firearm.
  • Rashidun Calipahte: Reconstruction after the civil war continues. A new cultural identity starts to emerge, as many new works of art, literature, and science goes in a whole new direction from the previous dynasty. Paintings, depicting more ambitious murals of scenes from the Quran, emphasize dramatic postures highlighted with darker shades. A new form of short poetry emerges, loosely based on European sonnets, consisting of 14 lines in alternating meter. Meanwhile, Caliph Salih continues his work to slowly transition the Muslim slave trade into indentured servitude, in the spirit of Caliph Al-Mahdi. The Coptic Church grows closer in diplomacy with the Caliphate, as they helped to overthrow the Abbasids in the Sixth Fitna. While working to expand trade in the Indian Ocean and East Asia, the Caliph works to improve relations with Aryavarta, and include them in the Arab-Indian Company, whose goals are more secular for mutual economic benefit. Missionaries are sent to various part of Africa and southeast Asia, including Java to support Sunni Islam there. Economic support is given to other Muslim nations including Bahamani and Tali. When the Ulema debated various names for the new government, they settled on Rashidun (literally, "wisely-guided ones") for a specific reason: In the whole history of Islam, the Rashidun Caliphate in the first generation after Muhammad was the only time the office of Caliph passed based on holiness and wisdom, and not on hereditary basis. This most closely matches the current, more enlightened government of the Caliphate. In order to bring greater attention to this return to the Rashidun government, the Caliph proclaims solemn recognition and celebration this year as the 1000th anniversary of the Conquest of Mecca (in the Islamic Calendar). The fez becomes a popular choice of fashion across the Caliphate. 
  • United Bulgarian Tsardom: The empire suffers a major issue this year following the fallout of the council which brings many groups into conflict with each other. Multiple nobles mostly those still with manpower and money refuse to adhere to the absolute authority of the Tsar raising their own armies as a result. While still delcaring beholden to the empire and unwilling to let the wealth and prosperity it has brought to the region die, many of the nobles wish to establish a more powerful Diet to limit the Tsars power. Tsar Vasili on the other hand refuses this call and a clear division breaks out. The Tsar rallies the Asen and Velitchkov families the only high noble families in Bulgaris left Barring the Tsars Dracultesti Family. The Basarab family reigning in Bucharest and Targoviste also joins the Tsar as does the newly powerful Serbian Dragovic family who have become the relative governors of Serbia under the Tsars Blessing in recent years. On the opposite side, the majority of the Greeks spearheaded by Athens try to seize their chance and make a bid for the whole empire establishing Phillip of Corfu as their clear cut leader, while a rather weak leader he does serve as the first rally to the greeks since the last Byzantine heir tried to reclaim the empire generations ago. He does however manage to gain the support of the Albanians, the City of Montenegro, some mish mash of Bulgarian and vlacho-bulgarian nobles who disagree with the Tsars absolutist tendencies even without insane orders to accompany, they see horrors for the future. This however brings Phillip of Corfu into conflict with some components of his supporters as over half his available military force wishes to preserve the empire in its current state. Even the small force of Serbians who wish to see a more limited form of monarchy, side with the bulgar elements of Phillips force. Tsar Vasili on the other hand does not take this lightly and in an attempt to clamp down on further support for Phillip in Greece which the Tsar has more or less left to the counter force in Southern Greece for the time being. He raises the entirety of the Imperial legion prominantly marching 36,000 troops to Moldavia and securing the area in short order promising to further invest into the region and build it up and modernize it in exchange for their loyalty and support he also handsomely pays many of the nobles who otherwise wouldnt support him in Moldavia. While now away from home the nobles technically in revolt against the Tsar against establishing further absolutist policies and centralization of the imperial system, Tsar Vasili confiscates their lands in in a major push demolishes their castles seeing them as an "unwarranted economic drain". The Nobles who sided with the Tsar agree to do much of the same with the high nobility and other pretigious supporters and their families having relocated their wealth and power outside of their castle holdings into investments and buisiness ventures over the past century. Tsar Vasili brings the full force of the Imperial legion to bear and taking further control of State financies makes sure it is by his hand and word the Legion is paid ensuring their loyalty and service into the future. One of the newer policies implemented by the Tsar as well is the implementation of the still developing Modern Slavonic officially into the administration and noble facets of the empire. This shows great issue for the Domestic merchants and artisans who would be forced to learn this Slavonic language across the board in order to effectively conduct buisiness across the empire however with it becomming such a popular topic within the Bereaucracy and Scholars of the Empire many universities are known to have a swift uptake in the learning and propogation of the Updated Slavonic tongue. Vasiligrad and Tarnovo is significant with dedicated communities taking up the language in Belgrade, Sarajevo, Tarnovo, and Bucharest as well.
  • Pontus: We develop the ports of Tskhumi, Batumi and Trebizond, in order to sell gold, silver and iron. Ottoman goods are shipped through Tskhumi and Trebizond towards Vladimirgrad, Vasiligrad and other western ports. We begin developing the capital of Batumi further and give Trebizond many trading rights, to appease the Greek Pontic population. 
  • Kingdom of England and Ireland: As we introduce the voluntary transportation system to Arcadia we start a campaign of persuasion. A report is written by 'colonists' stating about the fertility of the land, the abundant space and regularity of trade and that it is the promised land free of poverty. This leads to the start of an economic migration from England, Wales and Ireland as land is closed off in these countries leading to a growing poor. the rate of enclosure continues to remain high leading to people choosing to move abroad to the colonies in Arcadia with around 2,500 moving a year. During a dispute over land between the O' Donnells and the O' Neils the King attempts to mediate the dispute and finds in favour of the O' Neils. Hugh Roe O' Donnell raises his banner in rebellion and while his rebellion initially gains support from Irish lords who dislike the English King and he lays siege to Derry. The English assemble a force of 2,500 in a matter of months supported by Irish auxiliary breaks the siege and Hugh is killed in the battle. His younger brother Rory O' Donnell who falls back and starts a rebellion in Ulster supported by a number of other Irish clans after initial English forays fail as the rough Irish terrain makes guerrilla fighting easy. Desperate to stop the growth of the revolt the King reinforces his army in Ireland with the nobles mobilising a force of 15,000 to send to Ireland and in attempt to force Rory O' Donnell to heel and cower the other lords the English burn a number of towns on the coast while the rest of the English army moves to confront the rebelling Chieftains in Connacht. The rebellion and the fightback continue. The Kingdom of England has a population of 4.1 million and Ireland 1.2 million people. The road and canal system is maintained by the Crown. Construction of Portsmouth castle is expected to be finished by 1503. The son of the Scottish bloke and Anne continues to grow. New Canterbury continues to establish itself.
  • Sultanate of the Maghreb: The Sultan Amid ibn Musa Al-Abbas begins to work on modernizing the army by requesting men from 17-36 to train in the army, as the navy is improved on to reach the new world and to defend trading ships. Urban centers begin to grow as trading centers and means of living begin to spread mostly in cities on the coast. We send Muslims missionaries to Angola. Coastal cities are made into trading post in the Desert to help rise the pop. The Navy is worked on as Rabat is made a center of naval action, as Rabat is were most sailors are trained making a Rabat Naval school, that holds harsh rules, as Ali al Akbar is picked as the naval officer and begin to work on a strong navy.The work on the army is worked on as people begin to be trained with fire arms. The idea of a New World is spread convincing some people to support the idea. We send an invite to Mali to open up trade (MOD). The army is Libya pulls back to the Maghrib. We begin to trade with Central Asia meet them in Baghdad, buying Camels and Winter Gear, The Sultanate begin to work on mass producing Arms and begin to copy European way of growing food.A Imam named Ali Basim begins to think of the idea of expanding the picking of the Sultan to the people in a way as his ideas begin to gain steam amoung the youth. We send a trade envoys, along with sending Imams to spread Islam in West Africa mostly in Benin to win them over. The Sultanate begin to expand into the Atlantic coast line by 15px. The city Algiers is made the capital of the Sultanate as its population grows. The Sultan begins to work on cities by opening markets and trading centers mostly at Algiers. we begin to shadow the Caliphate trading ships following them to trade with other nations. We send an envoy to the king of Zaire (Kongo) if he would he open up mosques in Muslim areas in Zaire as we send our high Imam to tell him about Islamic Unity. The spread of Islam in Zaire is less about shoving it down people belief but more of gaining trust of people by giving out food and things like that, after gaining trust of people we begin to spread Islam into Ziyi (Kongo). An envoy of 100 men, 12 winter camels and 8 ships (and food and water) make their way to the New World with firearms and land in Rio Gallegos. The men sent are known to be a mix of Troops,Imams,Bedouins and traders (that lived in the mountain or cold areas) (Kurds and Arabs).) And the group sets up a camp and a group of 10 make there way looking for tribes in the areas to set up talk and trade, while a ship is sent back describing the place as "Chili". The Sultan likes this idea and plans to invest in the Camp along with more people to send a invite is sent to Persia for Sunni Mountaineers to join this Envoy (as most of them live in Cold Rocky areas).
    • Persian Sunni Mountaineer Dip: 500 Sunni Persian Mountaineers answer the call to travel the Morocco to eventually go to the new world, and are armed with the latest Gurkani Firearms and warhorses.
    • Maghrib Dip: we accept up to 200 of them and are put on a list for the next settler.
  • Maiam: Trade experiences a boom as Maian foods and goods begin to reach the wider European market, and demand increases. With Portuguese aid, the nation begins to rebuild and repopulate. A minor population boom begins in the native Mayan and Aztec populations, as well as the Portuguese settlers. In some cases, intermarriage results in what are known as Mextizo children. Expansion continues along the southern border, focusing on the coast. Work continues to renovate and update existing buildings and roads, and to create plans for future upkeep and renovations. There is some internal turmoil as the dominant Mayans impose their laws and culture on the conquered Mexica. Former Mexican royalty is forced to marry into Mayan lines. Small rebellions are put down. (Note: Mayan and Mexican refer to the cultural groups, Maian refers to the nation as a whole and its government.)
  • Russia: The buildup of Moscow continues. We continue to expand 25px in Siberia. Czar Dimitri looks onwards towards the civil war sparking in Bulgaria and wonders whether he should send troops to intervene on the monarchy's behalf. Dimitri however is getting old and his wife Marie returns to Russia. He sets his son Jean up to be the next Czar of Russia at the age of 28 of 1600.

1601

 The French following the first major Shipments of Gold conduct a grand campaign subjugating all of Peru barring Qulla Confederation in the South. The influx of gold and the empowerment and prestige it gives to the French monarch shows the monarchies first consolidation in decades, flexing itself and sending envoys out into Europe.

A Major revolt breaks out in Maiam of many natives hoping to end Iberian dominance in the region, however the first few engagements showcase their absolute inability to combat the Iberians without massive casualties turning it into more of a geurilla campaign. 

Hitlerian theological positions continue to take root in Lombardy, Florence, and Italy, with his most fanatic supporters believing a Holy War must be undertaken to cleanse Christendom of its worst elements. To this end, they join the Black Eagles. The local monarchs struggle to maintain control and quell the Hitlerian thinking, but are unable to do so, with Hitler sending his lieutenants across Italy to spread his word. The Doge of Venice and Duke of Florence ally themselves in an effort to contain the heretic thinking.

Ok I'm not questioning Hitlerianism gaining ground, but I don't see how it has gained such significant ground in spite of the counter-measures, both violent and catechetical, which the Papacy -the conservative Angelicum faction in particular- and secular monarchs have enacted. ~Cal
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump_presidential_campaign,_2016
Fair. ~Cal
  • Kingdom of Burgundy: Having seen England embroil itself in civil war, King Henri convenes the States-General in an emergency session. It is decided that the domestic situation in England allows Burgundy the opportunity to regain honor lost to England in its betrayal of them and Prussia. A state of war is declared against England. This declaration is not immediately made public, but is instead announced when a 30,000 strong army arrives at the gates of Calais. Meanwhile, King Henri takes command of the navy once more, and together with the sizable Hanseatic Navy (permission to include them given by Nk) set about blockading the English coasts. A three hundred strong fleet, including Burgundys ninety galleons, under Henris direct command is situated to contest the main English fleet should they emerge from their harbors at Medway or Portsmouth, while most of the rest of the Burgundian-Hanseatic naval force (1,100 ships) maintains the blockade. Meanwhile, an expeditionary force is assembled and dispatched across the Atlantic under the command of Admiral Frans Wacht, with the purpose of liberating New Netherlands, and threatening England's other colonies.
  • Sultanate of the Maghreb: The Sultan Amid ibn Musa Al-Abbas begins to work on modernizing the army by requesting men from 17-36 to train in the army, as the navy is improved on to reach the new world and to defend trading ships. Urban centers begin to grow as trading centers and means of living begin to spread mostly in cities on the coast. We send Muslims missionaries to Angola. Coastal cities are made into trading post in the Desert to help rise the pop. The Navy is worked on as Rabat is made a center of naval action, as Rabat is were most sailors are trained making a Rabat Naval school, that holds harsh rules, as Ali al Akbar is picked as the naval officer and begin to work on a strong navy.The work on the army is worked on as people begin to be trained with fire arms. The idea of a New World is spread convincing some people to support the idea. We send a invite to Mali to train there army (MOD). The Sultanate begin to work on mass producing Arms and begin to copy European way of growing food.A Imam named Ali Basim begins to think of the idea of expanding the picking of the Sultan to the people in a way as his ideas begin to gain steam amoung the youth. We send a trade envoys, along with sending Imams to spread Islam in West Africa mostly in Benin to win them over. The Sultanate begin to expand into the Atlantic coast line by 15px. The city Algiers is made the capital of the Sultanate as its population grows.The Sultan begins to works on cities by opening markets and trading centers mostly at Algiers. we begin to shadow the Caliphate trading ships following them to trade with other nations. We send an envoy to the king of Zaire (Kongo) if he would he open up mosques in Muslim areas in Zaire as we send our high Imam to tell him about Islamic Unity. The spread of Islam in Zaire is less about shoving it down people belief but more of gaining trust of people by giving out food and things like that, after gaining trust of people we begin to spread Islam into Ziyi (Kongo).
    • Tajammad Emirate: The group of 90 men set up base in Rio Gallegos, as Jafar Nurullah is picked to rule over the "Ansari Al Tajammad" and begins to work on opening up relationships with Native tribes in hope of opening trade. A port is worked upon to help ships dock in.While the Emirate works on preparing for the cold seasons by collecting firewood during the summer. Walls are worked on to defend the "Ansari" from animals. Hunting parties are sent to hunt down animals and eat them, while some are killed for there winter fur. With the arrival of 200 Persians and 300 Afro-Arabs the group renses and repeat the same thing. The idea of a united Arabic- Farsi language is made up as a Persian named Zaman and a Afro-Arab named Ali begin to work the idea calling it "Khalit". (MOD) may we get a update on te tribes and there standing on other tribes
    • What is Tajammad Emirate and no Khalit.
    • How can you land in Argentina ?
    • The Maghreb already has access to the spice trade through the Caliphate, as well as the Arab slave trade on both sides of Africa. So what is your purpose for landing in Argentina? Surely you will have to defeat Portugal, France, Burgundy, and England to break the Christian monopoly on the New World. -General
    • General, Maghreb has already been confirmed as a colonizer for quite some time now. Bozi has spent quite some time propagating the idea of the new world. It is now canon. - Warrior
    • Land on the atlantic side, no way you can get through Tierra del fuego or the Straits of Magellan on your first forays into the atlantic. Chile is beyond your projection ability for the time being. -Feud
  • Knights Hospitaller: The Knights have a have a population of around 60,500(Colonists and 1% growth) and have a navy of ten ships. In New Rhodes, their is a build up in our industry by offering grants for skilled colonists. Immigration speeds up to 1250 a year due to land grants and the religious turmoil. Due to our small size our population can only provide 590 soldiers though we make sure that they are highly trained. We have finished the restructuring and rearming of the military into a modern army trained in Iberian tactics. With expanded Papal funding and Burgundian investment we begin to restart expansion soon after the reorganisation of the military. We commence the grand journey and we begin our trip across the Seminole lands intent on converting the tribes peacefully, as well as finding allies and trade. However we bring 200 soldiers to provide security and orders are to help eradicate local bandits and convert the survivors as well as subjugating hostile tribes (tribes that deliberately attack us and are extremely hostile) who we will convert (Three years). We also attempt on converting more native chiefs in order to gain more influence in the area and so we send our most experienced, trustworthy, and pure preachers as well as gifts to help convert them while we try to get the Christian chieftains under our control. We also begin spreading around the idea of a confederacy of the tribes, of a nation where all may prosper and discover new lands and we hope through this journey we might be able to usher one into fruition. We are concerned with the religious turmoil in Europe and so we form a branch of the Inquisition known as the "Gladius ex Fide" or "The sword of faith" to purge heretics from our colony. We are concerned with the rise of the Black Eagles and other religious turmoil though we cannot do anything due to our distance. We are also concerned with the settlement of Hesperia by the Infidel and we call for others to take action. The knights feel helpless as they are too far away to take serious action though we are prepared to defend Christendom where we can.
    • Maryland: The colony of Maryland is small with around 25,000 colonists and 6000 native converts. We build a medical school in Maryland in order to combat new diseases while we also build a ship yard to help with trading. We finish colonising Charlotte country and we colonise Sarosota county by 25px (25px total). We increase our efforts in sending missionaries north hoping to convert more of the natives while we also attempt to convert native leaders, we also focus on gaining more influence with the Seminoles in the north and after many years we seem to be making significant progress. The natives have been almost completely assimilated into our society after decades of conversion and education.
    • New Crete: It has a population of 4250, Andros Island is fully colonized though we halt expansion and consolidate.
    • Neues Deutschland: We settle in OTL Alabama in OTL Mobile county with a population of 5,000 colonists who are majority German. We have fully colonized Mobile County and now expand 25 px (75 px) into the Baldwin colony. We begin sending experts to start industry in the colony as well as to set up farms and plantations. We send an expedition of soldiers and missionaries to make peaceful contact with the natives and help convert the natives. We begin to try to make peaceful relations with the natives and prevent further conflict.
  • Aryavarta: Relations with the new Rashidun Caliphate are improved. Though Aryavarta is not interested in being a part of the Arab-Indian Company (As that is too ASB considering the circumstances). Though the council decides to be on better terms with other Muslim nations and maintain warm relations with them. Trade with the Gurkani surges, as does trade with Oman. Aqueducts had been in use for a long time now, mostly in major cities to work with their well laid out sewer system. Now these systems are incorporated into smaller towns as well. Sanskrit and Hindi literature continues to flourish as Magadhi revives itself in Bengal and Kalinga, slowly gaining popularity. Gwalior is established as a city and continues to grow. The TICI continues to gain influence. The TICI with the University of Surat and Ujjain adopts the fully heliocentric model after 2 years of debate and research. The Universities of Surat and Ujjain are now controlled by the TICI. Proper schools are established in big cities as the pathshala system penentrates deeper into other villages and remote areas leading to a growing level of literacy. A proper document containing of all the guiding principles and laws and other principles of the government is laid down. This document is known as the Rajya Shastra. This can be changed only by members of the Council. The Maharaja is not popular and is not interested in affairs of the state, giving no attention to the council and its decisions. Under such a condition, the state is being run by the Council with the Chief Minister Amar Singh at its head. In the kings absence, Amar Singh and his supporters swiftly change many laws and principles, thus strengthening the position of the Chief Minister. Amar Singh is also head of the army and enjoys support in the army. The English help us in building new ships. With the help of English merchants and English technology, the navy is upgraded. Sails are improved and the construction of 50 galleons begins. Many frigates and schooners are also being constructed in the nations ports. The English set up a trading post in Kandla. 200 advanced schooners and frigates are purchased from England. Of the 1300 ships - 300 (St1), 500 (St2), 500 (St3). The 500 St3 ships are going to be fully replaced to St2 by 1615. The English help in the training of naval cadets.
    • Iran Dip: The Sultanate of Iran seeks recognition from Aryavarta.
  • Papal States: The sudden resurgence in the Hitlerian heresy through the Italian peninsula takes Pope Innocent VIII by surprise. Under pressure from the Angelicum faction to take a tougher stance on heresy generally, and faced with an apocalyptic messianic cult close to home, the Pope decides to kill two birds with one stone. He writes a solemn Papal Encyclical, Regnans in excelsis. In it he strenuously condemns Hitlerian eschatology as a dangerous heresy, and denounces his gang as a dangerous army of fanatics bent on starting an apocalyptic war. The encyclical contains an exhortation to all Princes, states, clergy, and individuals of the Italian Peninsula to unite behind the True Faith and destroy the Hitlerian heresy through all means possible. The Encyclical also contains strenuous condemnations of Caninism and other heresies, and a suggestion that a doctrinal body similar to the Inquisition could be established for the Northern Church. Regnans is precisely the result the Angelicum faction was looking for, and they take it as a green light to use their influence in the Inquisition to forcefully put down the Hitlerian heresy, as well as influence local nobles to assist them. The more moderate Immaculata Order is also galvanised by the Encyclical, sending teams of preachers to the affected areas and setting up presses to write and distribute pamphlets and handbills containing orthodox eschatology. In other news, the Theological Committee investigating into the possibility of the Adelphinian Order allowing married Tondoese men into the presbyteriate has several meetings. The Immaculata theologians state that, as clerical celibacy is a discipline and not a doctrine, viri probati (i.e., mature married men who have proven themselves as faithful to the Church) could be admitted as priests in Missionary areas. The more conservative Angelicum-aligned theologians agree that clerical celibacy is only a discipline which could be changed. However they argue that given the lengthy struggle to enforce the disciplne in the Latin Church, relaxing it now could lead to a relaxation of clerical discipline more generally. Besides, they argue that a married man would be too occupied with his wife and family, and thus could not properly commit to acting in persona Christi. One of the moderate, unaligned theologians brings up a tangentially relevant point (mainly because it is his pet subject): the diaconate. For several centuries now, the diaconate has become maligned, relegated to a mere stepping-stone for those young men destined for the priesthood. This theologian aims to restore it as a substantive order in its own right. As such, he proposes that viri probati be permitted to take minor orders, and the diaconate. In other news, Missions in Japan, Korea, China, Southern Africa, and the entire New World continue.
    • Venetian Dip: The Doge of Veneto requests the Pope to send the Inquisition in the Republic of Venice to prevent the Hitlerians from taking over his Duchy.
    • Papal Diplomacy: Done.
  • Veneto: The Duke of Veneto, Gasparo Contarini gives more funding to the University of Venice. The Duke of Veneto, Gasparo Contarini , uses its troops to quell the Hitlerian thinking, either by burning Hitlerians alive, or by executing them with a firing squad. However many members of his family, including his oldest son and heir, Giovanni Contarini, get increasingly more attracted to the Hitlerian heresy. The Doges oldest son and heir, Giovanni Contarini is also seduced by a young girl at the age of 16, that has converted to the Hitlerian heresy and is very fanatical about her beliefs, persuading him to secretly convert to the Hitlerian heresy. The Doges oldest son and heir, Giovanni Contarini, secretly raises -max troops- from his holdings and prepares to depose his father and take over the Duchy of Veneto as the Doge in order to save his poor brethren from his fathers rage. The Duke's oldest son and heir, Giovanni Contarini, requests Hitler to invade his fathers duchy and support his claim to the throne, helping him depose his father, as he has secretly converted to his teachings. (Mod Response)
  • (*This is a test like post, as i am not sure about the nature of Venice, i asked various users/mods if Venice is Feudal or a republic and got no response, pls enlight me if you know something more, the only thing ik is that Lx turned Veneto(Venice) feudal centuries ago. I need some up to date information.)
  • Venice was more or less reset under Austria and was freed explicitly by the Bulgarian Empire during the War of Austrian succession. With this event and the previous one Venice is rebuilding trade power and has allied with Florence and is politically aligned with Bulgaria. -Feud
  • Kingdom of England and Ireland: As we introduce the voluntary transportation system to Arcadia we start a campaign of persuasion. A report is written by 'colonists' stating about the fertility of the land, the abundant space and regularity of trade and that it is the promised land free of poverty. This leads to the start of an economic migration from England, Wales and Ireland as land is closed off in these countries leading to a growing poor. the rate of enclosure continues to remain high leading to people choosing to move abroad to the colonies in Arcadia with around 2,500 moving a year. A factory is set up in Kandlha which brings Indian goods to Europe. The Irish rebellion continues with a series of coastal burning by the English but many of the Irish lords combine and march east to Dublin. The English are defeated in the field at first and the Irish lay siege to Dublin. As 5,000 reinforcements are shipped in to Dublin and a series of sorties are launched weakening the Irish army. A relief army from Belfast is formed and marches to confront the besiegers and the Irish retreat from the Pale. The English army moves forward to the River Shannon doing a scorched earth strategy while advancing and positions it's army at Athlone. Cork and Limerick are seized from the sea and their defences are garrisoned. The Irish chieftains with the threat of destruction of their lands and so with an offer of a pardon most return. In Ulster Rory O' Donnell still refuses and calls upon Irish people to join him in rebellion. The peasant call to arms is met with mixed reactions while the English army prepares to move into Ulster. The Kingdom of England has a population of 4.1 million and Ireland 1.2 million people. The road and canal system is maintained by the Crown. New Gwynedd expands 50px to the south while Avalon expands outwards away from the river and New Amsterdam expands 20px to the north. Work on astronomy at Oxford and Cambridge continues. Construction of Portsmouth castle is expected to be finished by 1603. The son of the Scottish bloke and Anne continues to grow while they have another child this time a daughter. New Canterbury revives 500 indentured servants and so expands accordingly.
  • Iranian Sultanate: This state was the Gurkani Sultanate until this year, when a general, Farzad Souroushpour, launched a revolt against the Gurkani State quickly seizing the east. (He had the war elephants and the latest artillery). He soon pushed west, seizing Isfahan and Tehran. He also quickly won over the loyalty of the Banten Emirate once he overthrew the Gurkani. He has replaced the Gurkani Sultanate with a an elected monarchy with a Sultan being elected by a council, and has named the new state "Iranian Sultanate." Ottoman style public baths continue to open up, and Aquaducts improve. Sultan Souroushpour seeks to improve ties with Aryavarta.
    • Banten Emirate: The Banten Emir welcomes this change of power. Persianization resumes in Banten, with Persian style mosques and cities being built. Persian Script is adopted by the populace
    • I think you need to come up with a better reason to call yourself fatimid. Unlike rashidun, that refers to a specific family decended from Fatima. Note the otl persian dynasty at this time, safavid, was named after a smaller enclave of that same family -Nate
    • What is Banten? -scraw
    • It's some area of either southern Sumatra or western Java that Nate has given to Gurkani/Persia/Iran. -General
  • Rashidun Caliphate: the 1000th anniversary of the conquest of Mecca (in the Islamic Calendar) is met with astounding celebration, bringing many people back into skilled labor since the end of the Sixth Fitna. Although many plays and bards were held with festivals in Syria and Mesopotamia, the main event was seen in the city of Mecca itself, where the annual pilgrimage on the 14th of Al-Hajj were held with particular reverence and ceremony. This continues to help transition into the new era of culture in the Caliphate, focused more on individualism and civic duty. Caliph Salih and the Ulema work to create a more expansive and comprehensions education system, in order to supply more skilled labor to meet the demand. Relations continue to be improved with Aryavarta. Missionaries are sent to spread Islam more in Africa and Southeast Asia, including Malaya, Borneo, and Java. The Ulema appoints a Berber Imam Zayn At-Talut as Ayatollah of the Al-Alum Al-Jadeed (New World), while Berber Imam Uthman Ibn Adfal is made Kazir of Tiliya (OTL Chile). These are sent with 2,000 men and women from Syria to Morocco, eager to start a new life after their homes were lost in the civil war. The population has been found to have grown to 49 million people across the entire Caliphate. People in the Caliphate wear fezzes now. Fezzes are cool. Turkish mercenaries and loans of money are sent in support of Philip of Corfu in Bulgaria.
    • Iranian Diplomacy: The Iranian Sultanate seek to strengthen ties with the Rashidun, and reminds the Rashidun that it is also an elected monarchy that overthrew a tyrannical nobility (Gurkani). The newly elected Sultan only wishes the Rashidun had helped bring down the Gurkani faster.
  • United Bulgarian Tsardom: The Tsar having deployed his fleet around the empire's waters to prevent outside interference catches exactly what he expected. Money and arms bought with said loan money are intercepted along the sea lanes around the empire and even some mercenaries, some of which have already landed in support of Phillip. However in response to the heathen mercenaries many of the more devout Serbian and Bulgar forces withdraw their forces from Phillips army and send envoys to the Tsar delcaring their re-alignment with Imperial policy. This seals off the remaining holdouts outside of Greece which cave to the Tsars preassure and comply with his policy. While Phillip has been weakened his army still numbers 30,000. This however stands as nothing against the 90,000 strong legion which closes in and successfully breaks its way into during the Winter months surprising Phillip and catching him off guard as he fortifies the area. While the offensive into greece occurs however another threat arises. A Distant cousin of the Tsar having collected significant funding and force abroad challenges Vasili's claim to the throne, saying "This revolt of the south is from your inept management, only I can rule this empire". Vasili however openly retorts in a letter back to his cousin Alexei saying "The only thing thats been mismanaged is how comfortable my distant family feels in challenging my authority". In an unexpected move however, the Serbian legions commanders explicitly request that Vasili lead them into combat against Alexei. They claim that Alexei due to his familial and dynastic connections has oppressed and commited clear atrocities against Serbians and even Bulgars in the border cities where much of his land is. Vasili agrees and begins planning with his commanders many of which hope to get some revenge with many soldiers having lived through some of the insanity first hand. The force of 20,000 detaches from the Southern Army creating the Northern Expedition. Alexei marshalling his own personal forces of nearly 35,000 (mostly made up of mercenaries) triumphantly declares his victory before he confronts Vasili on the field only to be caught in his hubris. Near the city of Nis the battle is joined and his army slaughtered. Vasili being and phenominal commander absolutely smashes Alexei's army pushing him deep into the mountains which dot the Serbian landscape. Alexei is unable to compete and melts into the countryside with his remaining 4000 men hoping to find a more opportune time to march against his cousin. The Serbian casualties are light and in the spirit of their successful battle alongside the Tsar the 20,000 strong Serbian force triumphantly chants "Our Tsar, Tsar of the Bulgars , Serbs, Tsar of the Balkans, Tsar of Belka". Tsar Vasili actively takes this to heart and in his own speeches refers to the Tsardom more personally as both Bulgaria and Belka interchangeably seeing this name as not only a national identity but something all loyal members of the Empire can get behind. The Tsars Son continues his education and gets a large viewing of multiple battles which have taken place. The Battles of Thessograd, Nis, and the small amphibious engagements which secured the Aegean islands. The Tsar personally makes sure the boy is no stranger to blood and death seeing the world they live in. His temperment is noticeably calm but is headstrong and intelligent too. The Headstrong traits he is known to have gotten from his Serbian Mother. In Greece the Southern Army makes one final assault surprisingly reaching a stalemate with the majority Greek and Montenegrin force outside of Thessograd leaving the Southern Army with a less than ideal position compared to Phillips army which is entrenched. However with the freeing up of the Northern Expedition the march on Montenegro is planned by Vasili and his commanders to take place the next year.
    • Principality of Slovenia: The Principality stays out of the Civil war sending only monetary support to the Bulgarian Tsar. Their troops are kept at home and used as a work force to further improve the state. Road systems and infrastructure are built up significantly as cities begin to see a larger influx of people as a result of the surplus food.
  • Cologne: After a year or so of planning, Archbishop Baldrich finds that the perfect Christian thing to do in his post as Archbishop-Patriarch is to respond to the heretics somehow, in a new way. He has long served the poor and is very committed to a truly Christian way of life that does not condone heretical behaviour or heresies like an apparent need for a Holy War. He cannot believe that, after all the Council of Cologne and the Adelphinian Order have achieved, somehow these heretics keep coming back. Perhaps, he figures, the Church have simply been too nice to the heretics and have welcomed them into the fold too many times. He has watched this all pan out, but since he first encountered Hitlerians at a younger age, he has been convinced that their viewpoint is too extreme. He is, however, obviously very supportive of unity and the Northern Church in the Holy Roman Empire. At an Imperial Synod this year, all the warm congratulations on his new position reminds him that he is, in fact, Archbishop-Patriarch of the Holy Roman Empire, President of the Imperial Synod, who is in charge of the propagation and administration of Catholicism within the Holy Roman Empire. This spurs him to make a change, before the heretics overrun Venice and leave Italy for German lands. Accordingly, with the help of many Bishops HRE-wide, he plans a Holy Tribunal of sorts, whose main purpose is to inquire into the spreading of heresies and take a tough approach to any heretics, dispelling them from German lands or converting them to bring them back to the bosom of the Church. Some older Bishops, who have spent years under peaceful rule, are particularly impressed with this idea. By the end of the year, Archbishop-Patriarch Baldrich has enacted and established the Holy German Tribunal, which bids all bishops HRE-wide to investigate and crackdown on heresies (with the help of their respective secular leaders throughout the HRE) and, if necessary, bring them to the administrative centre of the Tribunal in Cologne to await judgment by a panel of the most learned theologians from the Cologne Seminary and University of Cologne.
    • Essen: In Neu Deutschland, the school and infirmary are almost finished. The Abbess-General’s Adelphinian Missionary’s Guide is printed and sent to the New World but does not yet arrive. The abbess of Neu Deutschland is hopeful that these small books will make it easier to expand and bring peace and enlightenment to the New World. The Adelphinian Canonesses continue to work with colonists in separate Hospitaller colonies to provide advice to the council governing. Meanwhile in Tondo, the abbess receives word from Abbess Isengard that His Holiness has instituted an inquiry into this matter, and immediately sends thanks. Further, Tondoese and German Adelphinian Canonesses continue to teach and heal the masses, and the canonesses in the wilderness have become thoroughly immersed in the local customs. Tension rises between the “wilderness” canonesses and the ones remaining in the abbey. Later that year, Abbess Isengard hears the proposal of a learned theologian in Rome and is very happy – allowing married men into the diaconate and smaller orders would have a particularly useful missionary potential. Before she sends this information off to the missionary branches of the Adelphinian Order, she works for a year on fine-tuning parts of the proposition and makes a decree as Abbess-General that modifies the Order of St Adelphina to accommodate such deacons and men of smaller orders.
  • Maiam: The country is torn by small guerilla revolts, which are comprised solely of native, who begin to be known as Nativists. Opposing them are most of those of Iberian descent, who reflect a large minority of the population, Mextizos, and those natives who are loyal to Iberia. This side comes to be known as the Loyalists. Nativist and Loyalist conflicts break out in the farther regions of Maian territory, but the core territory of the Yucatan peninsula remains relatively free of conflict. Expansion continues along the southern border, focusing on the coast. Work continues to renovate and update existing buildings and roads and to create plans for future upkeep and renovations. There is some internal turmoil as the dominant Mayans impose their laws and culture on the conquered Mexica. Former Mexican royalty is forced to marry into Mayan lines. Small rebellions are put down. (Note: Mayan and Mexican refer to the cultural groups, Maian refers to the nation as a whole and its government.)
  • Russia: Work on the Don-Volga Canal Continues. Czar Dimitri condemns Muslim colonization of Borealia. Part of the army is readied for conflict with the Muslims over this statement. Colonization of Siberia speeds up at 30px. Many conjugate around the Church in preparation for another conflict with the Muslims. In case of war with the Arabs the Czar promises Crimea as a reward for Kiev if it joins. Construction of several large galleons in Azov and Tsaritsyn for naval action in the Black Sea and Sea of Azov. We send diplomats to foster good relations with Iran in hopes of winning their support in a war and for trade deals. Roads are expanded in Siberia. Czar Dimitri decides to send guns and other supplies to the Czarist Faction in Bulgaria.

1602

Hitlerites storm the palace of the Doge of Venice and hang him. Hitler is proclaimed the Viceroy of Christ. All Christians are called upon to join him and prepare for the Rapture.

Some of the First large waves of French Settlers arrive in Peru many of them in search of gold. The Colonial government makes its capital in Cuzco.

In Hungary the son of Elizabeth Habsburg, Janos Habsburg-Sarkozy ascends to the throne with great support as he looks to be promising in the development of Hungary. He promises further cooperation with Bulgaria and also sends a delegation to the Croatians in hopes of establishing an alliance.

In Western Anatolia the Greeks, having been influenced by a few of the Hitlerite adherents who traveled to some of the cities in the area begin to gain traction particularly in Nicaea. Some of the more Zealous even cross the Aegean to join with Phillip of Corfu. He is thankful for the assistance but extremely skeptical of their religious doctrine seeing it as extremely heretical.

Many of the Rashidun Caliph's advisors believe he should outright annex the Ottoman lands.

  • Kingdom of Burgundy: the war continues. Admiral Wachts expeditionary force manages to seize the English colonies, as well as liberate New Netherlands. Back home, with the English seemingly refusing to accept Burgundys offer, the blockade is strengthened once again, and King Henris battle fleet is strengthened to 440 ships, based in Calais. A line of schooners and frigates with signal flags is maintained to provide a warning system should the English navy make sail. Along the English coast, the blockading ships occasionally sail in close to bombard fortifications and shore infrastructure. Several times, marines land at minor ports that do not warrant full garrisons, burning economic material before quickly departing. Meanwhile, several ships with a few score of marines land on the English Channel Islands, occupying them. In response to the English privateers, Burgundian Minister of Justice Jean-Claude Juncker issues an award for their capture or death, labeling them pirates. When the French unsurprisingly took advantage of Burgundys state of war with England, the 50,000 strong Army of Champagne (the combined Army of Holland and Army of Brabant) meets the French invaders when they try to attack Dijon. Thanks to Dijons extensive fortifications, and the leadership of Prince Maurice of Orange, the Burgundian forces repel the attackers.
  • Sultanate of the Maghreb: The Sultan Amid ibn Musa Al-Abbas begins to work on modernizing the army by requesting men from 17-36 to train in the army, as the navy is improved on to reach the new world and to defend trading ships. Urban centers begin to grow as trading centers and means of living begin to spread mostly in cities on the coast. We send Muslims missionaries to Angola. Coastal cities are made into trading post in the Desert to help rise the pop. The Navy is worked on as Rabat is made a center of naval action, as Rabat is were most sailors are trained making a Rabat Naval school, that holds harsh rules, We send a invite to Mali to train there army (MOD). Arms are sent to Tajammad along with 500 more people. The Sultanate begin to work on mass producing Arms and begin to copy European way of growing food.A Imam named Ali Basim begins to think of the idea of expanding the picking of the Sultan to the people in a way as his ideas begin to gain steam among the youth. We send a trade envoys, along with sending Imams to spread Islam in West Africa mostly in Benin to win them over. The Sultanate begin to expand into the Atlantic coast line by 15px. The city Algiers is made the capital of the Sultanate as its population grows.The Sultan begins to works on cities by opening markets and trading centers mostly at Algiers. The spread of Islam in Zaire is less about shoving it down people belief but more of gaining trust of people by giving out food and things like that, after gaining trust of people we begin to spread Islam into Ziyi (Kongo).
    • Tajammad Emirate: The group of 90 men set up base in Rio Gallegos, as Jafar Nurullah is picked to rule over the "Ansari Al Tajammad" and begins to work on opening up relationships with Native tribes in hope of opening trade. A port is worked upon to help ships dock in.While the Emirate works on preparing for the cold seasons by collecting firewood during the summer. Walls are worked on to defend the "Ansari" from animals. Hunting parties are sent to hunt down animals and eat them, while some are killed for there winter fur. The arrival of Zayn At-Talut, the idea of setting up a mosque is put on a possible buld next year. Nurullah is made the leader of expansion and trade, his group finds out 3 tribes of the Cone of Africa (Ona,Haush, and Fuegians) and begins to trade with the Ona people by selling them old Caliphate Swords and Bows. Due to the way of the New World women are given more physically as in helping create the wall or guarding areas. With the arrival of 200 Persians and 2,500 Arabs (and Afro- Arab) the group rinses and repeat the same thing. The port (not the best or biggest) of Tajammad is made
    • The first things Muslims do wherever they go is build mosques. you are ayesbee. -scraw
  • Knights Hospitaller: The Knights have a have a population of around 63,000(Colonists and 1% growth) and have a navy of ten ships. In New Rhodes, their is a build up in our industry by offering grants for skilled colonists. Immigration speeds up to 1500 a year due to land grants and the religious turmoil. Due to our small size our population can only provide 630 soldiers though we make sure that they are highly trained. We have finished the restructuring and rearming of the military into a modern army trained in Iberian tactics. With expanded Papal funding and Burgundian investment we begin to restart expansion soon after the reorganisation of the military. We commence the grand journey and we begin our trip across the Seminole lands intent on converting the tribes peacefully, as well as finding allies and trade. However we bring 200 soldiers to provide security and orders are to help eradicate local bandits and convert the survivors as well as subjugating hostile tribes (tribes that deliberately attack us and are extremely hostile) who we will convert. We have finished the expedition (MOD RESPONSE on chief converts and conversions). The knights try to get the Christian chieftains under their control. We also begin spreading around the idea of a confederacy of the tribes, of a nation where all may prosper and discover new lands and we hope through this journey we might be able to usher one into fruition. We realise that even though we are far, the conflict in Venice has forced our hand and so we send 510 soldiers, and 6 ships to help reclaim Venice along with 100 mercenaries and we land in the Papal States though we are temporarily vulnerable. The knights ask the Papal states to send their troops to help. We land in Venice and await Papal support.
    • Maryland: The colony of Maryland is small with around 25,000 colonists and 6000 native converts. We build a medical school in Maryland in order to combat new diseases while we also build a ship yard to help with trading. We finish colonising Charlotte country and we colonise Sarosota county by 25px (50px total). We increase our efforts in sending missionaries north hoping to convert more of the natives while we also attempt to convert native leaders, we also focus on gaining more influence with the Seminoles in the north and after many years we seem to be making significant progress. The natives have been almost completely assimilated into our society after decades of conversion and education.
    • New Crete: It has a population of 4250, Andros Island is fully colonized though we halt expansion and consolidate.
    • Neues Deutschland: We settle in OTL Alabama in OTL Mobile county with a population of 5,000 colonists who are majority German. We have fully colonized Mobile County and now expand 25 px (100 px) into the Baldwin colony. We begin sending experts to start industry in the colony as well as to set up farms and plantations. We send an expedition of soldiers and missionaries to make peaceful contact with the natives and help convert the natives. We begin to try to make peaceful relations with the natives and prevent further conflict.
  • Malaya: Following Aryavarta, the heliocentric model is held to be true, increasing amounts of Muslim and Christian discontent. We planned to turn a blind eye to these events, but recent riots and protests have gone out of hand, and we tell the rioters that if they do not stop trying to force their ideas on others, consequences will be severe. The Hindu and Buddhist communities are more cooperative and contribute further to astronomical sciences. We begin upgrade our technology to be on par with the likes of Aryavarta and China, but is expected to take quite some time, possibly decades long. Roads are improved in the state capitals. As Gurkani requested, a mosque is constructed named Masjid Gurkani, being known by Muslims in Malaya as the largest mosque in the region and held to be an architectural wonder. The Royal Navy is upgraded, fitting in new sails and replacing the rudders. The King declares independence from Burgundy over pretenses of the increasing number of revolts from Christian geocentrists, much more than the Muslim revolts, and subsequently declares war. Troops are mobilised and sent to take Singapore. Another conquest is planned, sending troops to take Kedah as well. The Royal Navy is sent around both areas and ordered to keep any reinforcements out of the Straits of Malacca.
    • Aryavarta: A Task Force of 25,000 troops lands in Malaya from Pegu. There they make their way to the King's palace and request him to declare independence and assist Aryavarta.
    • You dont need a mod response on that. I am making the algo with 50,000 Malayan troops. Also Burgundy doesnt have a navy in the Indian Ocean. I suppose your pop. would be 8-10 mil and your max would be 80,000 to 100,000 troops. - Dev
    • At most the Malay peninsula as a whole would have between two to three million people at around this time period. Also that's an unrealistic casus belli and you cannot simply walk away from a foreign policy that had provided the basis of your very existence. † ⌒⌒⌒\(;ᄋ;\)三(ノ>ᄉ<)ノ ~ ("니가먼저키스해!")
    • it should also be pointed out that malaya doesn't have an independent military, as it was absorbed into the Colonial Guard when it asked Burgundy to become its protector (matters of security fall under the responsibilities of protector, anyway). I am that guy (talk) 15:53, February 16, 2017 (UTC)
  • Rashidun Caliphate: Culture continues to thrive. Astronomy begins to be adopted in various universities of Egypt and Mesopotamia, replacing earlier astrology. War is declared on Burgundy, and 800 ships stationed in Summatra are deployed to Malacca, along with 60,000 troops. The admiral Al-Nasser, hero of the Revolution, leads this invasion. The Ulema declare their support for the independence of Malaya against the Ahl Al-Kitab. 
    • ​Ottoman Empire: The Sultan sends a modest force of 3,000 troops to keep peace in western Anatolia, particularly around Nicaea. The Divan organize proclomations of propoganda against hilterism, contrasting the foolish in-fighting of the Christians against the tolerant house of Islam, where Christians and Jews are unmolested. The Sultan also creates hansome bribes to silence the ministers asking the sultanate to be annexed.  
  • Aryavarta: The TICI proposes the adoption of a solar calendar and the standardization of weights, scales and measures. The proposals are being researched upon by the the Universities of Ujjain and Surat. The English continue helping us in upgrading our navy and the frigates are delivered. Peasants are encouraged to use the Scythe. The stocking frame is invented in Surat. Drainage is being improved leading to more land under cultivation. The English merchants introduce the printing press. The University of Surat puts them in use. These are put to use by the other universities and the court. War is declared on Burgundy. Not only because of the English request but also because of the opportunity to seize the Andaman Nicobar islands and other Burgundian possessions and bring Malaya closer to Aryavarta. Also taking advantage of the fact that the Burgundian Navy is not present in the Indian Ocean we invade the Andaman Nicobar and Ceylon. 3 Task Forces are created with the plan being formulated by Amar Singh, the Chief Minister. 2 Task Forces of 25,000 troops each and 1 Task Force of 10,000 troops is armed with the latest weaponry and sent to invade Burgundian possessions. A Task Force of 25,000 troops lands in Malaya from Pegu. There they make their way to the King's palace and request him to declare independence and assist Aryavarta. They overpower the Burgundian troops in Malaya and move to invade Singapore. Guided by the English ships we invade Burgundian colonies. After the A&N fall another 25,000 troops are sent to Malaya.
    • English Dip: We encourage Aryavarta to attack all Burgundian possessions and offer guide ships from our merchants in the east to support them.
    • Aryavarta Dip: Hearing of the English War, we accept the proposals of the English and mobilize our fleet to help our allies who have worked to improve our navy. With English ships in the lead We Declare War on Burgundy.
    • Malaya: The King decides to accept the proposal.
    • The Bahmanid decide to seize the opportunity and invade Aryavarta. -scraw
  • Swahili: We continue our agriculture policies. The royal guards continue capturing slaves. Seeing the continued success of the bank of Mogadishu, several rich merchants, landlords or industrialists,including many mine owners, decides to open their own banks. Areas interior to Mobassa and Malindi is colonized. We also send out conquistadors to expand northwards into more northern Somalia. We continue development of Madagascar. We begin training a small standing guard unit with cannons and firearms.
  • Veneto: After his father's death, Giovanni Contarini, being his oldest son and heir, declares himself as Duke of Veneto, and requests his holiness the Viceroy of Christ, Hitler, to crown him as Duke of Veneto. (Mod Response) The New Duke of Veneto, Giovanni Contarini, gathers his forces, -max troops-, remains in Venice repairing its walls and defences and constructing additional fortifycations. Preparation for the Rapture amongst the army takes place. The New Duke of Veneto, Giovanni Contarini, announces the end of the oppression of the Hitlerites and orders the cleansing of the Catholic Church in his lands and forces the Catholic Church in his lands to accept the Hitlerian teachings, essensially turning the Catholic Church in his lands into the Hitlerian Church. The Viceroy of Christ is accommodated to the most majestic buidling in the whole of Venice, forcing the Catholic noble family that owned the estate out of it temporarily. The New Duke of Veneto, Giovanni Contarini, asks the hand of the girl he fall in love with and she accepts, having proven his worth by deposing his father and his dedication to the Hitlerian cause. They ask the Viceroy of Christ to marry them. (Mod Response) Hitlerite breathen from all across Europe are welcomed in Veneto, coming to either serve in the Viceroy of Christ holy army, or just to seek refuge from the oppression of the Catholic monarchs in Europe, they are more than welcome in Veneto. As many Catholic people fled the nation after the liberation of Venice by Hitler, Hitlerites that arrived with their families to seek refuge take their homes and properties. Funding to the University of Venice gets temporarily rescind, due to financial difficulties that come from maintaining a whole army. The second son of the deceased Duke, Bartolomeo Contarini, renounces his brothers claim to the Duchy of Veneto accusing him of heresy and patricide. Being a devout Catholic, he gathers the remaining forces, -max troops- loyal to the Pope and retreats to the Papal States to meet the Knight Hospitallers army and the Papal army there. The second son of the Duke, Bartolomeo Contarini, also requests the Pope for his blessing as well as to crown him as Duke of Veneto. (Player Response)
    • ​Hitler the Lord Viceroy of Christ coronates the Doge and marries him to his Most Christian wife. -scraw
    • Hitlerite adherents from all over come to Venice, especially from Italy and Germany. -scraw
  • Cologne: Archbishop-Patriarch Baldrich’s Holy German Tribunal is fully underway, especially given the rapid rise of the Hitlerian heresy. Bishops HRE-wide have cracked down on any potential heresies and continue to do so, asking for the assistance of their respective secular leaders throughout the HRE. The panel of learned theologians is completed and a few cases make it to the centre of the Tribunal in Cologne where theologians make the appropriate decision about that particular heretic’s punishment. Archbishop-Patriarch sends his sympathies to the Duke of Florence upon the death of his ally the Doge of Venice. Roads continue to be built in Burgundy and the HRE, and funds continue to enter Cologne from trade and printing press royalties.
    • Essen: In Neu Deutschland, the school and infirmary are complete and the Abbess-General’s Adelphinian Missionary’s Guide arrives at the end of the year (and also arrives in Tondo), making it immediately easier for missionaries to expand and bring peace and enlightenment to the New World. These Adelphinian Canonesses, therefore, follow the Knights Hospitaller north of Maryland. Several Canonesses are concerned about the fight against heretics in Venice, and send their best morale-boosting home-cooking and woven trinkets along with the Knights Hospitaller. Meanwhile in Tondo, both Tondoese and German canonesses continue to teach and heal the masses. There is a short low-key conflict between the canonesses more familiar with the wilderness and the canonesses more closely associated with the abbey, and the ones from the wilderness eventually win out with kindness and ask the abbess to incorporate small Tondoese cultural practices into their weekly routines. They begin to make clay jars with the locals, and the Tondoese canonesses are very pleased. Meanwhile, the decree from the Abbess-General arrives at the end of the year and married men start to more actively involve themselves with the Order.
    • Venetian Dip: The Rightfull Doge of Veneto, Bartolomeo Contarini, second son of the murdered Doge of Veneto, Gasparo Contarini, request the Archbishop of Cologne for his support in the war against the Hitlerians, as he states "Soon there will be no Rome to defend if we Christians don't come now to the aid of the Pope now, before those murderous scum unleash their wrath on the Papal States and his holiness."
  • Korea: Korean Catholic scholars return from the Papal States, and implement Western scientific principles such as heliocentrism. The scholars also compile a study of several key languages, mainly Latin, Italian, and Dutch, into a lengthy publication known as On the languages of the Far West. Hoping to spur innovative thought, imperial examination is tweaked to emphasize sciences and mathematics over traditional philosophy. Seeking to pursue a more interventionist foreign policy and to protect the expansive coastline and the peninsula, the Empress begins to prioritize funds to the royal navy. Many turtle-ships and reconnaissance ships (armed with naval artillery) are built, mainly in the shipyards of Mokpo and Incheon. More gunpowder weaponry is built and stored in arsenals. Metallurgy is promoted with blast-furnaces being built. Commerce grows, stimulated by the abundance of lucrative goods such as brocades, jewelries, ginseng, tea, porcelain, and other manufactures. With the abundance of copper in the North, many copper bullion and coinage are minted and slowly phase out silver as the principal currency used. As a result of this wealth, any wealthy aristocrats adopt an increasingly decadent and luxurious lifestyle, visiting kisaeng houses and purchasing excessive luxury items. Korean Nestoranism, due to corruption by Confucianism, begins to incorporate Confucian practices such as filial piety and begins to fuse the concepts of "God" and "Heaven" into tiān.
  • Oman: Nejd and Al-Hasa are fully converted to Ibadi Islam this year, as well as the majority of Java. The religion spreads into the Caliphate's borderlands, especially in southern and coastal Iraq, where Ibadis become a significant minority. Omani influence in Somalia begins to wane due to the Swahili Sultanate's recent expansion into the region. All colonization efforts are abandoned, and the trading post of Bandar Qasim becomes the primary focus. The first standing army is created in Muscat, numbering only 1,000. A great fortress begins construction in Musandam to watch over the the Strait of Hormuz.
  • Sultanate of Iran: Firearm technology continues to develop. The aqueducts and sewer system continues to develop. More Ottoman style public baths are built. Trade is increased with Rasidun and Aryavarta. More Iranian Sunnis go to Morocco.(As they are welcomed there and have an opportunity there). The Iranian council and Sultan takes note that a mosque in Malaya was named after the dynasty they overthrew, which Iran is okay with, as Iran remembers the legacy of the Gurkani glory days, however, wishes those days would come back. The Iranian nobles will allow the Gurkani royalty to reside in Malaya in exile so as long as they do not try to retake their Sultanate.
    • Banten Emirate: Persianization continues. Shia Islam spreads. Persian script and Farsi continues to be adopted. The Banten are trained with the latest Iranian weapons.
  • Papal States: With Hitler proclaiming himself 'Viceroy of Christ' and taking control of Veneto, Pope Innocent steps up his counter-measures. The second son of the Doge is recognised as the legitimate Doge by the Pope. Given the immense danger Hitler now poses, the Pope calls up the Papal Army, which joins with the Hospitaller force and the remnant Catholic Venetian forces on the Papal border with Veneto. His Holiness also calls strenuously on the Holy Roman Emperor, Florence, Naples, France, Hispania, and every Catholic nation to defeat the heretical and maniacal Hitler [MOD Response pls where relevant]. Pope Innocent, in his public letter, states that the war against Hitler is a just war by any measure, given the danger Hitler poses not only to the souls of so may, but to their lives and property, as well as the threat to the Church. Both Angelicum and Immaculata priests go to the Hitlerian-affected areas to preach true theology, the two enemy factions willingly accepting martyrdom side by side for the sake of the Faith. In other news, the establishment of the Holy Tribunal by Cologne is highly praised by the Pope, and also gains the new Kolsch Archbishop many admirers in the Angelicum faction, who see him as being clearly tough on heterodoxy. In yet further news, the Theological Committee discusses the proposal to allow viri probati to be ordained 'permanent' deacons in Missionary areas. Given the diaconate's differences from the priesthood, even the conservative theologians do not raise many objections to the proposal. Overseas, the Missions in Japan, Korea, China, Southern Africa, and the entire New World continue.
    • Venetian Dip: The second son of the deceased Doge, Bartolomeo Contarini, thanks his holiness for his support.
    • Although the Duke of Florence commits to the Pope, his people are very Hitlery. Sicily on the other hand is completely with the Pope. 
  • Pontus: We develop the ports of Tskhumi, Batumi and Trebizond, in order to sell gold, silver and iron. Ottoman goods are shipped through Tskhumi and Trebizond towards Vladimirgrad, Vasiligrad and other western ports. We begin developing the capital of Batumi further and give Trebizond many trading rights, to appease the Greek Pontic population. We condemn the Hitlerite movement as 'spreading a heresy by the sword, against the message of Jesus Christ'. We continue trade links with Bulgaria and Russia, and want to talk with the Caliphate to establish our official relations in a treaty. (NATE RESPONSE needed).
  • United Bulgarian Tsardom: The civil war reaches a pivotal moment as the Tsar himself leads the assault on Montenegro. 20,000 Serbian troops successfully breach the defenses of the city and absolutely slaughter the garrison. However many people are unwilling followers having been exploited and more or less meld back into the empire swiftly. The army pushes then south into Greece and Albania defeating small blocking forces along the way before the two armies of 70,000 and 20,000 meet up and sandwhich Phillips army between them at Thessograd absolutely obliterating his army and pushing the nearly 10,000 strong remnant towards Athens with his own forces in quick pursuit. Phillip tries quickly to evacuate from Athens only to get caught between the Imperial navy and the Imperial legion. The Army desperately tries to man the cities defensive fortifications only to leave giant glaring gaps. The rebel force is then finally brought to its knees with the betrayal of its 2000 greek Hitlerite followers which open up key gatehouses in Athens allowing the Legion into the keep and citadel portions of the city. Phillip is captured in battle and the main majority of his forces are wiped out. Ironically the greeks who are considered somewhat heretical by the Tsar and his religious partiarchy are endorsed paid handsomely and are given transport to Hitler himself, where he arms them and sends them with an Envoy to hitler himself. "The Tsar of the Balkans owes a debt of gratitude to the Hitlerites in the ending of Phillips Rebellion, we have armed, equipped and trained these greeks as recompense for that, they are yours, Deus Vult". The Tsar also forwards a large sum of money to the Hitlerite movement.The relative end of the civil war brings with it a whole new host of killings. In Albania and in Greece what becomes known as the "Deluge" as the Greeks and Albanians are persecuted in great numbers, starting with the mass blood letting in Athens which has nearly half its population massacred for supporting Phillip. Albania is just as unlucky as of its rather small population of 150,000 nearly 35,000 are outright murdered. The Greeks are even unluckier as the destruction of Athens and the subsequent terrorizing of the countryside leads to nearly 50,000 dead and counting as what becomes known as the Inkvizitsiya (Inquisition) takes over the mass prosecution in Greece seeking out possible heretics and torturing and killing them. The Tsar reconsolidates his power in the Empire and begins to co-opt the Inquisition to root out nobles who are perceived to not be on his side as well as remove some troublesome nobles. The "heresies" are mostly directed at those considered part of the "Old Synod" or believers who are adherents to the older more ancient form of Orthodoxy which was much to complacent which means its place is not in an empire of Action. The Tsar comes about much more on the lookout for potential revolts and other problems specifically looking out for his Cousin who according to rumors has begun raising yet another army to challenge Tsar Vasili and his claim. A sum of gold, and cultural effect are send to the Russian Tsar as thanks for the help provided in the Greek portion of the Civil war. The Tsar gathers his family together for a family Holiday in Vasiligrad his two sons Kaloyan and Constantine, and his daughter Anya. Kaloyan now 14 and his brother Constantine now 13 are given the greatest in royal education as the Tsars Friend and Regent of Poland continues to reign in poland. Vasili sends a letter with Constantine for when he returns from Bulgaria to be given to Mikhail to ensure the smooth transition of power between the Regent and the new Polish Tsar.
  • Kingdom of England and Ireland: With Burgundy's heinous attack on England for no reason England calls upon it's historic defensive alliance with France (Mod response) and if it joins the war promises Calais, the Channel Islands and whatever France takes from Burgundy. A night attack against the Burgundian frigates and schooners maintaining a close blockade is launched by 200 English ships. With 15,000 troops in Ireland they remain there. The remaining 25,000 troops are split with 10,000 remaining in London, 10,000 going to Portsmouth where the fleet is while construction of the fortress is expected to be finished next year. 5,000 troops are moved to York to respond to an attack in the north. As the colonies fall resistance is encouraged and the like with people being encouraged to hide their crops and shank rogue Burgundian units so the Burgundian ships and men starve and the like same idea on the Channel islands. A fair amount of money is sent to Hitler and the Black Eagles under the assumption that they are opposed to Austria and the HRE. Fortifications at Portsmouth will be finished next year. Privateer starts with Captain Boris Johnson taking out 3 ships to raid Burgundian shipping in Arcadia with other captains such as Captain Liam Fox and Captain David Davis also commanding privateer forces. These captains will crush the German dominated Europe. Sir Nigel Farage is appointed Earl Marshal of the English forces to defend England against the European enemy. (Brexit)
    • King Philip decides to commit his forces to attacking Burgundy, sending 10,000 men to invade Brittany and 50,000 men to invade Burgundy proper, while still raising more men at home. -scraw
  • Japan: In 1600 the Battle of Sekigahara between the Shogun and the Rebel Daiymo and the Grand Japanese Army lead by the Shogun was decisively victorious over their enemies and with this the Shogun established dominion over all of Japan and the following year in 1601 the Shogun consolidated his power. Meanwhile, merchants in Busan and monks in Nagasaki hear of the Heliocentric view of the world and heliocentrism goes to Kyoto where the Emperor and the Shogun both hear of it, and the Emperor of Japan declares "Behold, it is declared that the Earth revolves around the Sun. This is true, for I am the Sun and the Shogun is the Earth, I give life to the Shogun and to all of our people." With this, the Emperor and the Shogun reconcile, and the rule of both the Emperor and the Shogun are solidified and reestablished. With this declaration, the people of Japan swear fidelity to the Emperor and the Shogun and astromony increases greatly in interest.

1603

While repelled from their initial assault by the Low Countries Armies, the French see much more success in Brittany outright occupying the entire duchy in a fell swoop. The success allows Phillip to expand the war, now mobilizing France to a hefty number of nearly 100,000 troops as the country eases into war. Also, many French nobility die in battles.

Bahmanid armies reveal themselves to be led and championed by a shadowy leader (he is GG) who shows little love for prisoners taken. His armies openly challenge Aryavarta bringing to bear nearly 150,000 troops against Aryavarta and causes significant collateral damage to the area he has occupied making it difficult for Aryavarta to logisitically support an army against him.

Ok I get caught by surprise and they move in from the west. As the Bahmani border is big we have two fronts. Last year itself 325,000 troops moved on the east front and moved into Bahmani as a GG can only be on one front. But now I enforce a stalemate on the west while my armies move in the east and south. The hilly area will cause logistical problems so we encounter him this year a bit back near a small city, Khandwa.

The Nestorian expansion occurs in the Chagatai khanate uniting many of the horde nomads once again however interestingly enough some of them have begun to settle down in areas which border the various inland lakes and seas establishing some of the areas first true cities with Samarkand even seeing an influx of urban inhabitants. Samarkand also sees the building of a grand church a symbol of the areas increasing Christian faith. The Great Cathedral of Samarkand is a marvel of architecture, and the Khan declares it to be the largest in the world.

Hitler, who is now a great general, marches his armies into Lombardy, seizing it quickly. With the Iron Crown of Lombardy, he is coronated as the true Lord Viceroy of Christ and voice of God on earth. Hitler declares that they must advance the Kingdom of Heaven. His fanatic followers begin flocking to his army en masse. 

With the further extablishment of Absolutist tendencies in the East, Russia starts seeing more centralization under its Tsar while Kiev makes impressive strides in establishing the Cossack Registry being able to track and in some cases settle the Cossacks in the Principality. Bulgaria sees the most noticeable growth after Russia with "Vasili the Great" claiming victory in the Bulgar civil war at the cost of nearly 500,000 dead. (Vasili is confirmed GL by Scraw).

France contracts privateers to assault the Maghrebi colony in Laurentia. The colony is sacked and almost all the colonists are massacred.

In the Rashidun Caliphate, there is a great intellectual revival with the discovery of many old text thought to be lost during the Mongol invasions.

A Scandinavian astronomer begins working on a version of the telescope.

In Two Sicilies, there is a massive anti-Hitler backlash. The people fervently support the Pope and rally to the cause of defending true Christendom.

The Shogun, do I know him personally, no, no connection, I don't know him, never met, but I'm sure he is a great guy, I admire him, I respect him, he's truly a tremendous man, I really do think he is a Great Leader.

Mod Notes: Please post map changes on the correct page for us to do a correct map update for 1605 Thanks in advance.

  • Kingdom of Burgundy: there is much celebration as peace is signed with France and England. Despite the loss of Brittany, the fact Burgundy held off the French incursion into its heartland long enough for Prussian reinforcements to arrive is held as a great achievement. Once more, the Burgundian Royal Navy proved so formidable under King Henris leadership, the English Navy refused to sail to meet them. In the newly ceded Avalon, now renamed Kobec, the occupying forces prevent the destruction of much of the warehouses and shipyards, but most of the other infrastructure is lost. A new governor is appointed as the colony is placed under West India Company jurisdiction. Frans Wacht, the admiral who lead the liberation of the New Netherlands colony resigns his naval commission to accept the post of the colony's governor.
  • Rashidun Caliphate: As the cultural shift since the civil war continues, the nation has bounced back almost further in development than it was before. Astronomers in the House of Wisdom constructs the first observatory with a telescope, and thus the same year the astronomers of Mesopotamia declared the heliocentric model to be the correct order of the universe. As the crypt of of Al-Mu'stasim was uncovered in Basra, the massive books from the Golden Age of Islam were recovered and stored in the great library of Baghdad. Their knowledge is at first admired by the scholars of the near east, but quickly falls to great scrutiny and critcism for the outdated notions of their day. In the Ottoman Empire, the Sultan sends a modest force of 3,000 troops to pacify the dissenters of western Anatolia, specifically in Nicaea. The Sultan also starts a campaign of proclamations and propganda, contrasting the barbaric in-fighting with the intollerant Christains to the peaceful coexistence within the House of Islam. In addition, the Sultan utilizes his influence over some members of the Ulema to bribe them against the notion of annexing the Ottomans. 200 soldiers with 5 small warships are sent to the Moroccan Sultan to help him recover the colony of Tiliya. Although not completely at peace yet, the Ulema pull back forces in Summatra as a more peacekeeping force of 3,000 troops to prevent any spillover with the war going on with Burgundy. Islamic missionaries and economic trade expands in Tali, Malaya, and Java. Some Arabs migrate to settle in the colonies of Lakhadshweep and Chittagong. In the Emirate of Krete, Arab immigration and influence now outnumbers the initial population demographic. The Ulema and Caliph Salih decide to fully declare war on Aryavarta, joining Bahamani in their jihad. 800 ships led by the Great Admiral Al-Nasser land at Gujarat with 150,000 troops. 80,000 troops are sent to help Bahamani support their invasion, while 90,000 troops are sent to help Iran with their invasion (player response). Swahili and Oman are offered ports of India if they join the war (PLAYER RESPONSE). (numbers are tentative. Basically as many as necessary to achieve this troop/ship count inspite of regional debuffs, or as close as possible). Many more troops remain behind in reserve. Caliph Salih makes a stirring speach to the Ulema as to how they should liberate the outer territories of India and restore them to Muslim rule, romanticizing his statements to reference a greater struggle between Islam and idolatry, which is Hinduism. The Caliph asks Bengal to take the intiative to revolt from Aryavarta and restore the Sultanate. 20,000 troops are stationed at Chittagong to aid them in case (MOD RESPONSE).
  • Aryavarta: We lose the naval battle in the Arabian Sea as we had only 400 ships there but Chittagong is completely cut off. Your invasion fails. Your troops arent able to reach Chittagong as they arent escorted and are butchered by the navy. Also Chittagong is your colony.
  • Last time when I tried to change the numbers you didnt let me do it. These numbers arent tentative. You can send more next year but these numbers remain. - Dev
    • Iranian Dip: We decline participating in the invasion, citing that we can only invade with 150,000 native troops plus 90,000 abbasid troops, where we will be opposed by 300,000 Hindu Infidels. Our young nation can also not afford to lose a war. We declare neutrality.
    • Oman to Rashidun: We refuse to be involved in your religious wars.
  • Sultanate of the Maghreb: The Sultan Amid ibn Musa Al-Abbas begins to work on modernizing the army by requesting men from 17-36 to train in the army, as the navy is improved on to reach the new world and to defend trading ships. Urban centers begin to grow as trading centers and means of living begin to spread mostly in cities on the coast. We send Muslims missionaries to Angola. Coastal cities are made into trading post in the Desert to help rise the pop. The Navy is worked on as Rabat is made a center of naval action, as Rabat is were most sailors are trained making a Rabat Naval school, that holds harsh rules, We send a invite to Mali to train there army (MOD). Arms are sent to Tajammad along with 4,000 more people, half of them coming from militay background, and the other half coming from nomadic or mountain cold places) along with 6 gunboats. The Sultanate begin to work on mass producing Arms and begin to copy European way of growing food.A Imam named Ali Basim begins to think of the idea of expanding the picking of the Sultan to the people in a way as his ideas begin to gain steam among the youth. We send a trade envoys, along with sending Imams to spread Islam in West Africa mostly in Benin to win them over. The Sultanate begin to expand into the Atlantic coast line by 15px. The city Algiers is made the capital of the Sultanate as its population grows.The Sultan begins to works on cities by opening markets and trading centers mostly at Algiers. The spread of Islam in Zaire is less about shoving it down people belief but more of gaining trust of people by giving out food and things like that, after gaining trust of people we begin to spread Islam into Ziyi (Kongo).
    • Tajammad Emirate: the group of 2,500 is cut down to 100 and by the time to new settlers come the number is dropped to 50 men, Jafar Nurullah is the last known leader who lead the people, as the rest of them died off. The Emirate works on preparing for the cold seasons by collecting firewood during the summer. Walls and Houses are reworked on to defend the "Ansari" from animals. Hunting parties are sent to hunt down animals and eat them, while some are killed for there winter fur.  Nurullah is made the leader, trade and hunting group finds out 3 tribes of the Cone of Africa (Ona,Haush, and Fuegians) and begins to trade with the Ona people by selling them old Caliphate Swords and Bows and in some cases new Arms, Nurullah begins to open up talks about a possible Ona Maghrib allaince. Due to the way of the New World women are given more physically as in helping create the wall or guarding areas. The port (not the best or biggest) of Tajammad is re made and the Settlers begin to work on ways on trapping ships in case of a attack, along with ocean defense walls and gun ports made along with 50 cannons
  • Knights Hospitaller: The Knights have a have a population of around 65,000(Colonists and 1% growth) and have a navy of ten ships. In New Rhodes, their is a build up in our industry by offering grants for skilled colonists. Immigration speeds up to 1750 a year due to land grants and the religious turmoil. Due to our small size our population can only provide 650 soldiers though we make sure that they are highly trained. We have finished the restructuring and rearming of the military into a modern army trained in Iberian tactics. With expanded Papal funding and Burgundian investment we begin to restart expansion soon after the reorganisation of the military. We commence the grand journey and we begin our trip across the Seminole lands intent on converting the tribes peacefully, as well as finding allies and trade. However we bring 200 soldiers to provide security and orders are to help eradicate local bandits and convert the survivors as well as subjugating hostile tribes (tribes that deliberately attack us and are extremely hostile) who we will convert. We have finished the expedition (MOD RESPONSE on chief converts and conversions). The knights try to get the Christian chieftains under their control. We also begin spreading around the idea of a confederacy of the tribes, of a nation where all may prosper and discover new lands and we hope through this journey we might be able to usher one into fruition. We realise that even though we are far, the conflict in Venice has forced our hand and so we send 510 soldiers, and 6 ships to help reclaim Venice along with 100 mercenaries and we land in the Papal States though we are temporarily vulnerable. The Grandmaster of the Knights,  Louis de Ponte, challenges the heretic Hitler to a duel saying that if he were the Viceroy of Christ, he would fight. Either he duels or the False Doge of Venice. (Mod Response)
    • Maryland: The colony of Maryland is small with around 27,000 colonists and 6000 native converts. We build a medical school in Maryland in order to combat new diseases while we also build a ship yard to help with trading. We finish colonising Sarasota country and we colonise Manatee county by 25px (25px total). We increase our efforts in sending missionaries north hoping to convert more of the natives while we also attempt to convert native leaders, we also focus on gaining more influence with the Seminoles in the north and after many years we seem to be making significant progress. The natives have been almost completely assimilated into our society after decades of conversion and education.
    • New Crete: It has a population of 4250, Andros Island is fully colonized though we halt expansion and consolidate.
    • Neues Deutschland: We settle in OTL Alabama in OTL Mobile county with a population of 6,500 colonists who are majority German. We have fully colonized Baldwin county and now expand 25 px (25 px) into the Escamba county. We begin sending experts to start industry in the colony as well as to set up farms and plantations. We send an expedition of soldiers and missionaries to make peaceful contact with the natives and help convert the natives. We begin to try to make peaceful relations with the natives and prevent further conflict.
    • Slowly some natives are converted. Hitler laughs in the face of the Grandmaster and says he does not duel when he can simply call on the power of Christ to smite his enemies. -scraw
    • Venetian Dip: Giovanni Contarini refuses to give much value to the Grandmaster of the Knights, mocking him for his small so called "army" and sends a Lieutenant to fight in his stead.
  • Aryavarta: The Chief Minister, Amar Singh laughs when he comes to know of the Rashidun and Bahmanid War. He delivers a speech in Delhi saying "The Arya Vansh shall crush its enemies from whichever land they belong. They think their puny nations can rival us. Meh, with our mighty army, our united people and friends form Europe we shall conquer. It is time to cleanse India of its invaders." We sign a pact with Burgundy, the Pact of Kandy in which we take control of the Andaman and Nicobar islands, they gives us their latest naval tech, money and preferential treatment and trade agreements. They support us with their Colonial Guard and navy. Due to earlier misinformation, and now according to Cambridge estimates our population is 110 million. Our army size is increased from 1 mil to 1mil 400 thousand as we prepare to battle the Muslims. A heavy military and police presence is established in Muslim majority districts to prevent rebellions. These troops are armed form the armory reserve. Amar Singh personally leads the troops in Gujarat. Malaya is requested to raise an army and help us. (Player Response) Oman and Gurkani are requested to stay neutral and we promise to give them certain Andamanese islands and other conquered territories. (Player Response). Amar Singh successfully repels the invasion. He moves to deal with the Bahmani. 50,000 troops retake Chittagong as the garrison does not reach Chittagong. 50,000 troops are in Bengal. After dealing with the invasion 300,000 troops remain in Gujarat and Sindh to repel further invasions.. Ships are called back from the Arabian Sea and we maintain naval superiority in the Bay of Bengal and around Ceylon with 1300 ships. 300,000 troops are stationed near the Gurkani border in case they invade us. 5000 troops remain in AN islands. The 50,000 troops are recalled form Malaya and sent to Ceylon. There with 5000 Burgundian Colonial Guard of the AN and 105,000 Aryavartiya troops(50,000 from Malaya, 50,000 already there from the previous invasion, 5000 from A&N) we invade and land at Karaikal. (The invasion is unopposed as this is a surprise because no one knew of the pact.) So we land at Karaikal with 110,000 troops. After the landing 65,000 troops are sent to Karaikal. They move in to the Coromandel Coast. With a force of 200,000 troops enforcing a stalemate on the western border with the Bahmani in Harda. Another force of 325,000 troops under Amar Singh moves in from the east. It moves unopposed for some time before it encounters 125,000 (Splitting up the remaning (250,000) troops evenly) troops in Kakinada on the coast. Amar Singh calls to the Hindus of Bahmani to revolt against the Muslim oppressors and reestablish Hindu glory. (Also Burgundy had been stirring the Hindu population in Bahmani for quite some time now, that should pay off) (MOD RESPONSE)
    • So the most important points that you need to know (I guess the post is a mess so)-
      • There are 1,400,000 troops.
      • The Chittagong garrison didnt reach Chittagong and the 1000-2000 soldiers were crushed by the 50,000 soldiers. Neither was Chittagong fortified.
      • 5000 troops remain on AN islands. 50,000 in Bengal. 300,000 in Gujarat and Sindh. 300,000 to repel Gurkani if they invade.
      • 1603 Scenario
        1603 Scenario (Acc. to me)
      • After Burgundian Pact. 50,000 troops were in Ceylon, 50,000 from Malaya and 5000 recalled from AN islands. 5000 Burgundian Colonial Guard. These (110,000) land in Karaikal. 65,000 additional troops are sent to Karaikal. Totalling - 175,000
      • 200,000 with the Great General on west Bahmani. 325,000 with Amar Singh in East Bahmani.
      • Naval Superiority is maintained around Ceylon and in the Bay of Bengal.
      • Bahmani has 150,000 on the west front. Remaining 160,000 Bahmani and 90,000 Rashidun.
      • There are no unopposed invasions. 
      • Iranian Dip: After much debate, we reluctantly declare neutrality, however, if too many Muslims are slaughtered in your expedition, we will intervene.
      • Oman to Aryavarta: We agree to remain neutral, so long as our allies or interests are not threatened. We will hold you to your promises.
      • Your max troops is 832,000 not 1.4 million, SO RULES THE MODS "lightning strikes in the background" -Feud
  • Malaya: We respond to Aryavarta saying we have no motive for war, but as we have good relations, reinforcements are sent over. We remain independent from Burgundy, and raise a new navy. This allows for more advanced ships to be used, including a vessel similar to the Korean Turtleship. The Muslim community is somewhat discontented at our decision to help Aryavarta against fellow Muslim nations, but we remind them we are a multireligious nation, and we do not have a set religion. In an attempt to build a temple to rival the Masjid Gurkani, a Chinese architect heads the construction of the Ma Liu Jia Temple in Malacca. Tin mining is more common, and the demand for jobs is increasing. We send our astronomers to Aryavarta to discover more about the stars. Nasi Lemak, or "Fat Rice" becomes a common staple in Malaya. The fishing industry grows somewhat. We generate a substantial amount of wealth from tin mining, but demand is increasing. There is talk that Kedah is making good money from tin mining.
  • Pontus: We develop the ports of Tskhumi, Batumi and Trebizond, in order to sell gold, silver and iron. Ottoman goods are shipped through Tskhumi and Trebizond towards Vladimirgrad, Vasiligrad and other western ports. We begin developing the capital of Batumi further and give Trebizond many trading rights, to appease the Greek Pontic population. We condemn the Hitlerite movement as 'spreading a heresy by the sword, against the message of Jesus Christ'. We continue trade links with Bulgaria and Russia, and want to talk with the Caliphate to establish our official relations in a treaty. (NATE RESPONSE needed). Due to Hitler's mania and posession by the Devil and the inaction of the major powers of the East, anti-Eastern Orthodox corruption and pro-Miaphysite propaganda begins to be spread by the government. We contact Bartolomeo Contarini - the leader of the pro-Papal faction of Venice and the Papacy, lending them our sword, with supplies for armament and 7000 troops sent by ship to the Papacy. We urge Iberia, Austria, Naples and Florence to join the fight against the devil-possessed maniac called Hitler. (MOD response)
    • Venetian Dip: Duke Bartolomeo Contarini greatly thanks Pontus for their support, promising to assist them in their time of need when the time comes, shall they ask him to.
    • Hitler is not the devil, he is trying to kill the devil's followers. Or so he claims. -scraw
    • But obviously his opponents would claim he was influenced by the devil. ~Cal
  • Veneto: Duke Giovanni Contarini's wife Caterina gives birth to a son and a daughter. The son is named Giuseppe and the daughter is named Aryana. Duke Giovanni Contarini requests from this most holiness the Viceroy of Christ Hitler to jointly march against the Papal States and Tuscan to cleanse the Papacy out of the unholy and he humbly requests that the regions of Romagna and Marche are given to the Duchy of Veneto. (Mod Response) If the Viceroy of Christ accepts Giovanni marches the Venetian army, while he gives command of the Venetian Navy to his cousin Dominico Contarini, -max troops & ships-, all the way to Ancona to take over the city, sieging it by land and sea. Duke Bartolomeo Contarini announces his plans to reestablish the Most Serene Republic of Venice to bring back the power and wealth of the old back to Venice. Duke Bartolomeo Contarini takes his forces and engages against the Hitlerian Army, choosing to fight against the greater threat, rather than his brother that he considers to be a fool.
    • Hitler gives these lands as land is immaterial to Christ and is only of value to man. -scraw
  • Korea: With laws restricting maritime activities being repealed by the imperial court, naval vessels are sent to defend the coastline and the peninsula from piracy, particularly along the Korea strait. Alongside this, more naval vessels–mainly armoured geobukseon and reconnaissance hyeopseon–are built. Aware that this renewed interest in maritime development may galvanize Japanese neighbours, envoys are sent to Giapan to affirm friendly intentions. Usual militarization and gunpowder-weaponry production persists. A group of scholars discover a method of proving copper without damaging it; using magnets. However, this is rather insignificant due to the increasing usage of paper money (whose value is pinned via the regulation of production) for larger monetary denominations. Commerce is heavily promoted, while metallurgy is intensively developed. Hearing of the independence of Malaya, a former protectorate of Burgundy, envoys are sent to the former to establish formal relations and trade agreements (PLAYER RESPONSE?).
  • Sultanate of Iran: Firearm technology continues to develop. More Ottoman style public baths are built. The aqueducts and sewer system improves. Tehran is expanding at a great pace. Sultan Farzad Souroushpour begins a persianization campaign, to promote the Persian culture and language/architecture and discourage over Arabized society. However, he recognizes the great importance of Islam. The new flag is red, with the Iranian Lion on, a symbol of Iranian nationalism. This era could be considered by many as an Iranian renaissance. Iran offers to send in 10,000 workers to Swahili to build 5 complexes to get their gunpowder industry started in return for Swahili's advanced agriculture technology. These produce gunpowder weaponry, great bombards,Volley guns, rockets, the latest Iranian infantry firearm weaponry, and should hopefully get Swahili's military industrial complex improved. (PLAYER RESPONSE).
    • Banten Emirate: Many move to Banten to spread Islam to the Animists, and Gunturists causing a population boom. The native Banten population begins to mix in with the Persian immigrants giving birth to the first mixed children. The Banten Emir gives the populace much freedom, and it is overall on par with Iran, albeit not as economical developed. The population continues to adopt Farsi script. More Persian style architecture buildings are built. Shia Islam spreads at a great place. The local military is trained with Iranian tactics and armed with the latest Iranian weapons.
  • Oman: Construction continues on the Musandam fortress. Relations are improved with Java, and a fleet of 32 ships are sent to protect trade there. Oman refuses the Caliphate's call to arms due to religious differences (Sunni caliphate) and the lack of any political alliance existing between the two nations. With the recent unrest and civil war in the Caliphate, the Arab-Indian Company has become severely underfunded in Oman. This, combined with King Taamir's opposition to reliance on foreign powers, has led to Oman's de facto withdrawal from the company. The government plans to officially withdraw next year.
  • United Bulgarian Tsardom: The empire suffers to fight one last battle as Alexei the claimant to the throne with multiple extremely well versed advisors on his side has led to the Defeat of the Serbian legions, and the defeat of a major Bulgarian legionairre force. While not in command Tsar Vasili turns his attention towards the nearly 5 defeats inflicted on his forces by his counsin and remarshalls a force to fight. Bringing with him 60,000 forces he meets his cousin near his most recent fortress in Bucharest and begins the grandest siege in the Empires history. It continues for nearly 8 months as the Tsar gives no quarter in finality the Tsars army storms Bucharest and embarks in a massive slaughter of the army. The remaining opposition nobles are noted to have thrown in with Alexei here on the predication that he would instill a parliamentary system. Vasili personally storms the breached walls of the Fortress city of Bucharest and after a nearly 6 day fight for the city Alexei is killed in a pivotal final battle for the cities Citadel. The end of Alexei allows Tsar Vasili to begin rebuilding the empire as he starts to solidify mandatory times for the nobility to be located in the Imperial City in Vasiligrad. With the deaths of many nobles the Tsar employs royal inquisitors to assume control of their lands in the name of the Tsar. His Personal forces trained under him personally ensure the inquisitors do what they are supposed to do. With the end of the Civil war now assured, the Tsar mourns for the nearly 550,000 dead many of which are Wallachians, and Bulgarians as well as Greeks and Albanians. The Majority of the War dead are known to be Bulgars living in border regions. Vasili heavily begins centralizing authority to the Royal government specifically to himself and his personal beraucracy. The Tsar authorizes the first extra european journey to be undertaken by the Bulgarian navy made up of Bulgars and Serbs.
  • Papal States: The Papal Army, with the Loyal Venetians and Neapolitans conduct a defensive campaign on the Northern border with the Hitlerites. Pontus is thanked for its assistance. The Holy Roman Emperor is again asked to intervene to assist in quashing the Hitlerites. Meanwhile, the Theological Committee akes its recommendations to the Pope: Whilst accepting married men as priests is not against Church doctrine, it is unadvisable at the present time. Re-instating the diaconate as a substantive Holy Order and ordaining married men to it, however, could be beneficial in missionary areas. Missions continue. 
  • Prussia-Luxembourg: Seeing the mobolization of france and scared of a potential french incursion into the HRE, Emperor Wilhelm mobolizes the Prussian forces to march to Burgundy to help the stalwart ally of the Emperor. Under the command Emperor Wilhelm, 35,000 troops march to the defense of their ally and future partner in the coming union of the two great german kingdoms. While his son Otto is declared regent. Emperor Wilhelm already an old soul realizes this will be the last stage of his life. Hansa and Prussian ships are also mobilized to escort 4,000 troops to take the French colony in otl Brazil, meanwhile a small militia force of 200 men is sent up from Fort Wilhelmburg on the New Rhine River. 
    • ​Bohemia: Bohemian forces are not called up but instead placed on guard to help defend the east alongside 10,000 prussian forces. 
    • No way in hell you send more than a few hundred. -Feud
  • Jia Dynasty: After the successful rebellion of Zi Chen now known as the Mingqi Emperor the Jia dynasty has issued a new era for China, economic reforms to issue in prosperity are begun during this timespan one of the such is nationalizing printing firms to reduce inflation and control it. In order to better educate the center of the civilized world a policy is passed by the Mingqi Emperor known as Tianming (Brightest of heaven) to encourage scholary and scientific thought. In addition to this, the Chinese empire sends an invitation to join the tribute system particulary emphazing the south eastern ones Mod Response. (Note: This is all not in one year with scraw's approval so don't get cross happy) In order to reclaim the south of china which has long eluded us we declare war on the Kingdom of Tali citing reclaiming Historical Lands as Our CB sending a grand army of 2,500,000 men to crush this rebel kingdom. With imperial patronage and funding universities are opened across the country for Chinese students to study in.
  • Kingdom of England and Ireland: Peace is made with Burgundy after France agrees to peace with Burgundy as well. There is a great anger over the English navy's failure to move out and combat the Burgundian. The King orders an official review into the navy and although agrees with it's decision not to move out and sortie the superior Burgundian forces it is still irritated by the fact and so Sir Nigel Farage appoints Captains Boris Johnson, Liam Fox and David Davis to oversee reform to the navy while the navy is built up to 540 ships. Portsmouth castle and it's surrounding defences are finally finished and the entire English fleet is moved there protected by an 8 inch thick chain boom and rows of heavy batteries defending the approaches and the surrounding regions. The English army in Ireland is returned and demobilised with the Irish problem now over. Rory O' Donnell is exiled to Arcadia along with several hundred of his followers who settle south of Western Arcadia. Everyone living in Avalon and all the English and associated people leave and travel south to north of New Gwynedd settling down in new warmer lands. As Avalon is abandoned most of the houses and everything established is burnt to the ground. The King in an attempt to make up for his losses plans a major economic drive in Ireland with large investment in construction of canals in Ireland integrating them into practices such as use of moulboard plough, four field crop rotation system and selective breeding. As the rate of enclosure increases more migrants are sent to New Canterbury while there is heavy recruiting from Africa for available workers. As the colonies in Arcadia are now all connected into one landmass this is better with the colonies trading cotton, tobacco, sugar and other things to go back to England. The King issues a new decree within England abolishing internal customs to encourage a more national market although external customs are changed with heavy customs on manufactured goods and low on raw materials while financial support is given by the Crown to small manufacturers. The Kingdom of England is at 4.1 million people and the Kingdom of Ireland is at 1.3 million. Relations with Scotland are improved as the heir to both countries is now 7 years old.
  • Japan: Victorious against all his remaining enemies, Shogun Nobunaga ascends to greatness as a Great Leader among the Japanese people, and all in Japan swear loyalty and fidelty to the Shogun and the Emperor, thus reunifying Japan under one government in Kyoto and ending the Sengoku Jidai era once and for all. With Japan finally reunifyed, the rebuildment of infrastructure is implemented and scientific and economic development occurs as well as an organized system of taxatation. The Census happens, it is proclaimed that our population is 22 million. With the Chinese invasion of Tali, The Shogun seizes this oppurtunity to conquer the highly valueable port city of Tianjin with 200,000 troops and 2,000 ships lead by the Shogun himself.  After the invasion of Tianjin, Japanese forces enter Beijing and siege it in an attempt to conquer China for their betrayal in the Flower War.
    • Korea: In response, bullion exports to Giapan are cut off, whilst the royal army and navy are both fully mobilized.

1604

The Florentine government surrenders to Hitler, putting him in control over all of Tuscany.

Baroque Art spreads across Germany and central Europe. Artists employed in Austria compose dramatic scenes depicting great battles of the War of Austrian Succession.

A French novel expounds on the excellence of the King, and how the King is the one unifying emblem of the realm. Similar acts of monarchal propoganda also appear in Poland, Prussia, and Bulgaria. 

Due to the gradual persecution of Islam in the region since their conquest, Bengal revolts against Hindu rule and builds up its army join Bahamani in the conflict, wresting Aryavarta control over that population. Bahamani continues its invasion of India in spite of being bogged down on its fronts. 

The "Indian Myth", once used a century ago as anti-Hindu propaganda by the Bahamani and Delhi Sultanates, once again resurfaces and spread by the printing press across the Muslim world. From Morocco to Bengal, poetry and literature begin to expound on the dark and dangerous empire within northern india, where idolatry still reigns. 

Due to the economic decision of Korea, the economy of the Shogunate is strained.

  • Kingdom of Burgundy: King Henri falls ill, and his cousin, the Duke of Guise, is appointed as regent. With the wars finally over, Burgundy undertakes a massive sealift operation, sailing 70,000 troops to Rome to help deal with the Hitlerites.
    • Guy if you put your turn ahead of other nations one more damn time im booting you from the game for 3 days. POST LIKE THE REST OF US I DONT CARE IF THIS IS MORE CONVINIENT -Feud
  • Rashidun Caliphate: Although the Caliphate continued to create its unique cultural identity since the end of the Sixth Fitna, particularly with the changes in fashion and literature, some elements were also imported from Europe along the ever-growing spice trade. Baroque art begins to be used in large murals and stained glass windows of the Grand Mosques. Architecture begins to be revived as larger and more elaborate minarets are constructed to various newer mosuqes being built. The Fatha Al-Farun (Canal of the Pharaohs) is once again under construction, as the Ulema sees this as a missed opportunity by the Abbasid Dynasty, now needed more than ever to match the naval power of India. The Ulema submits the Treaty of Tbilisi to the King of Pontus to settle their final status. The Indian Myth is officially adopted by the Ulema, who had never considered it before, in the form of a document known as Harb Al-Hind Al-Kafir ("Wars of Pagan India"), outlining a theological thesis on the intolerable nature of idolatry. For the military of the war itself, the Ulema continues the attack on the same fronts, supplying an additional 150,000 troops to the invasion of Gujarat, landing at the beachead already opened in the first invasion, and another 50,000 to support to the Bahamani on their best front. 40,000 troops with 70 ships in total are sent to Bengal to support their revolution. The same 90,000 troops in reserve from last year are ready to invade with Iran to open another front, while overtures are still sent to Swahili for assistence. Relations have more normalized with Burgundy, as the troops stationed in Summatra are mostly redeployed to support Bengal. Suspecting a future logistical strain on forcing India to surrender, a pro-peace faction of the Ulema drafts a possible truce to Aryavarta: In exchange for ceding the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to the Caliphate, the Rashidun will give exclusive trading rights to Aryavarta through the Fatha Al-Farun as soon as it is finished, resulting in a total truce with all the nations involved in the war. 
  • ​Ottoman Empire: Following orders from the Ulema, the Ottomans begin raising a larger military to prevent anymore spillover from the Hitlerites of Europe, and protect the western territories of the Caliphate in general. The Sultan continues to use proclamations to encorage Greeks and Armenians to see foolishness in following strange sayings of Europeans like Hitler. Meanwhile, the Ottoman Sultan continues to bribe members of the Ulema to not suggest annexing anatolia, but these efforts are strained. 
  • Emirate of Krete: The Arab population of Naxos, from almost two centuries of slow migration, outpaces the Greek population once there. The whole culture of the island seems to resemble more of a lost island of the Middle east, or by this point, a fossil of the Caliphate from the 15th century. Some financial support is given tot he Ottomans for their efforts, but in general the Island of Crete itself is more distabilized by its disconect from the rest of the Caliphate.
  • Emirate of Cyprus: Cyprus leads the naval expansion in order to help the Ottomans protect the Middle East from any impending conflict within Europe. A museum is opened in Salonika.
    • Maghrib Dip: The Sultan send a army of 20,000 to fight in India 
  • Sultanate of the Maghreb: The Sultan Amid ibn Musa Al-Abbas passes away and Sultan Hamish Al Farrok takes power begins to work on modernizing the army by requesting men from 17-36 to train in the army, as the navy is improved on to reach the new world and to defend trading ships. Urban centers begin to grow as trading centers and means of living begin to spread mostly in cities on the coast. We send Muslims missionaries to Angola. Coastal cities are made into trading post in the Desert to help rise the pop. The Navy is worked on as Rabat is made a center of naval action, as Rabat is where most sailors are trained making a Rabat Naval school, that holds harsh rules, We send a invite to Mali to train their army (MOD). The Sultanate begin to work on mass producing Arms and begin to copy European way of growing food..We send a trade envoys, along with sending Imams to spread Islam in West Africa and to South Africa mostly in Benin to win them over. The Sultanate begin to expand into the Atlantic coast line by 15px. The city Algiers is made the capital of the Sultanate as its population grows.The Sultan begins to works on cities by opening markets and trading centers mostly at Algiers. The spread of Islam in Zaire is less about shoving it down people belief but more of gaining trust of people by giving out food and things like that, after gaining trust of people we begin to spread Islam into Ziyi (Kongo).OUr ships are sent to trade with Zaire,Mali, and tiny west African states
    • Tajammad Emirate: The Emirate works on preparing for the cold seasons by collecting firewood during the summer. Walls and Houses are reworked on to defend the "Ansari" from animals. Hunting parties are sent to hunt down animals and eat them, while some are killed for there winter fur.  Nurullah is made the leader. Trade and hunting group finds 3 tribes of the Cone of America (Ona,Haush, and Fuegians) and begins to trade with the Ona people by selling them Caliphate Swords and Bows and new Arms, Nurullah begins to open up talks about a possible Ona Maghrib allaince (MOD). Due to the way of the New World women are given more physically as in helping create the wall or guarding areas. The port (not the best or biggest) of Tajammad is re made and the Settlers begin to work on ways on trapping ships in case of a attack, along with ocean defense walls and gun ports made along with 50 cannons.
  • Pontus: We develop the ports of Tskhumi, Batumi and Trebizond, in order to sell gold, silver and iron. Ottoman goods are shipped through Tskhumi and Trebizond towards Vladimirgrad, Vasiligrad and other western ports. We begin developing the capital of Batumi further and give Trebizond many trading rights, to appease the Greek Pontic population. We condemn the Hitlerite movement as 'spreading a heresy by the sword, against the message of Jesus Christ'. We continue trade links with Bulgaria and Russia. Due to Hitler's mania and posession by the Devil and the inaction of the major powers of the East, anti-Eastern Orthodox corruption and pro-Miaphysite propaganda begins to be spread by the government. The Pontine Navy and it's troops delegate a protection cordon around the area of Sicily and Malta, to protect these naval bases from being taken over by the Hitlerites, with supplies being sent to Naples and Ancona to relieve the area from the attacking Hitlerites. We sign the Treaty of Tblisi. 
  • Oman: Construction continues on the Musandam fortress. Oman officially withdraws from the Arab-Indian Company. The army is reformed this year, making use of modern tactics, formations, and weaponry. 3 battalions are raised in Nejd and Al-Hasa and attached to the standing army at Muscat. Two small fleets are sent to secure the ports of Kandla and Karachi, which were promised to Oman by Aryavarta, as well as the Nicobar Islands.
  • Aryavarta: The revolt in Bengal is crushed by the 50,000 troops and the police and also as the Bengalis had no leader and the Hindus didnt support them. The revolts in Hindu majority area quickly collapsed but certain districts offered stiff resistance. We sign the Truce of Chittagong. We give two islands of the AN islands to Oman and the rest is ceded to the Arabs. The armies return home after being defeated. The people are higly discontented with the king. Amar Singh, the CM is able to calm the people down and assures them. The nation begins rebuilding in Gujarat and Bahmani borderlands. Due to the logistical problems and the incapacity of the navy to defend the West coast, an enquiry committee is set up by the council. It advises the navy to raise its strength to 1900 ships from 1300 and the construction of border roads and bigger highways. The council decides to end the Muslim problem by creating a new nation. The Sultanate of Bengal is created which will be home to the 10 million Muslims. It will have its capital at Dacca and will consist of East Bengal. For 10 years it will be a tributary state and will subsequently. After two wars, the council decides not to trust the Arab Indian Company ever again. As a result of the creation of East Bengal our population drops to 100 million. Hindus move out of East Bengal.
    • Oman to Aryavarta: We claim the Nicobar Islands north of Aceh (see [1]), while the Caliphate can have the larger Andaman islands south of Bengal (see [2]).
    • You cannot assume these things. Also where is your algorithm. -scraw
  • Sultanate of Iran: Firearm technology continues to develop. Ottoman style public baths continue to open up, and the aqueduct and sewer system improves. Iran offers to send in 10,000 workers to Swahili to build 5 complexes to get their gunpowder industry started in return for Swahili's advanced agriculture technology. These produce gunpowder weaponry, great bombards,Volley guns, rockets, the latest Iranian infantry firearm weaponry, and should hopefully get Swahili's military weapons complex improved. (PLAYER RESPONSE). We join the war against Aryavarta, invading with 150,000 of our troops led by General Ghodrat Partov, and 90,000 Rashidun troops. We call on Indian Muslims to defect to our ranks. (MOD Response on how many plz.) We announce that we will stop fighting when the caliphate signs the ceasefire with Aryavarta.
    • `Banten Emirate: Many move to Banten to spread Islam to the Animists, and Gunturists causing a population boom. The native Banten population begins to mix in with the Persian immigrants giving birth to the first mixed children. The Banten Emir gives the populace much freedom, and it is overall on par with Iran, albeit not as economical developed. The population continues to adopt Farsi script. More Persian style architecture buildings are built. Shia Islam spreads at a great pace. The local military is trained with Iranian tactics and armed with the latest Iranian weapons.
    • Some Muslims join the invaders but only a few thousand. -scraw
  • United Tsardom of Bulgaria: The Tsar seeing such a large Burgundian force shows extreme distaste for it and immediately begins further arming and funding the hitlerite movement. While still trying to rebuild portions of the empire he pushes deep into former noble held areas and gifts much land to veterans of the wars further breaking much of the rebellious landed aristrocracy. The </span>Inkvizitsiya continues to act as agents for the Tsar rooting out rebellion, and dissent imprisoning more nobles as it becomes strikingly clear that the Boyars have lost all semblance of its power and the Tsar has begun the very clear transition to Absolutist power. The more loyal nobility deems the Tsars invites to Vasiligrad a great honor as they take up residencies within the city. many of the nobles duties are assumed by more well knowledgable merchants and plantation farmers which vastly improve the productivity and worth of the regions in which they are appointed. To fully implement this system, the Tsar expects to be done by 1620. Of the appointed merchants and others their titles are notably revocable rather than hereditary. The Bulgarian population begins to reboud as it climbs back to 8.61 million.
  • Japan: The Shogun and the Grand Japanese Army successfully conquer and occupy the port city of Tianjin and from Tianjin the Shogun and his army advance and descend upon Beijing and successfully siege it. Subsequent to the siege is the sacking of Beijing, the capital of China, where the populace is massacred, the Imperial treasury is looted and the city is burned down to the ground. The Shogun enters in the Forbidden City into the Palace of Heavenly Purity, and kills the Chinese Emperor (if he's there) and any members of the Jia Dynasty. The Shogun declares "I have conquered the Palace of Heavenly Palace, the seat of the Celestial Emperor, where the Chinese Emperor derives his power. Thus I am now the Emperor of all of China, for the for the Mingxi Emperor has lost the Mandate of HEaven, and I have gained the Mandate of Heaven, all of China shall bow before me." With Japan and China united, the Empire of Heaven is established between Japan and China. While Shogun Oda Nobunaga claims to be Emperor of China and claims to control the entirety of China, this claim is nominal, as Japan only controls Beijing and Tianjin. The occupation of Beijing only lasts for a few weeks, however, for news reaches that 700,000 soldiers of the Chinese Imperial Army march upon Beijing and the Shogun retreats to Tianjin and from Tianjin the Shogun and the Army go on the navy and they make a stop to Japan, giving them the bullion looted from Beijing and the Army gets an extra 1,000 troops before going to Shanghai. We offer to ally help Tali in their war against China with the Shogun and his military in return for the port city of Shanghai. (Mod Response Required.) We occupy Shanghai with the navy and army and then the Shogun advances to the Yangtze River to battle alongside Tali against the Imperial Chinese Army '
  • Veneto:
    • Duke Giovanni Contarini wishes to finish the siege in Ancona, he leads his army in a general assualt on the city, as well as the Navy which assaults the city by the sea under the command of his cousin Dominico Contarini. Also we fire every merc band we can to assist us on the final assault in Ancona.
    • Duke Bartolomeo Contarini announces his plans to reestablish the Most Serene Republic of Venice to bring back the power and wealth of the old back to Venice. Seeing the recent victories made against Hitler he proposes a union between Venice, Lombardy and Tuscan in order to rebuild our great nations after the threat is gone. As the Northern Italian States alone were weak and have proven unstable and fertile land for heresies to spread it is our duty as Christians to ensure the stability of our lands. This Grand Republic would serve as bulwark of the Papacy from threats from the North as well as a protector of Christianity. Tuscanese and Lombardese nobles that were forced to leave their lands are contacted to ensure their support in such a union, offering them equal rights, titles and riches to support the union. In the event of a union, a republic would also offer the nobles of Tuscany and Lombardy greater privilages that they currently possess. (Mod Response) We also humbly request the Pope to bless the union as it would serve to protect him and Christianity from threats from the North and would greatly help in cleansing the Italians lands from heresies, as alone the Italian nations are weak. Several names are suggested for the new nation with the most prominent being Grand Republic of Padania.
      • The Tuscans and Lombards refuse as they seek to maintain their autonomy. -scraw
  • Knights Hospitaller: The Knights have a have a population of around 68,000 (Colonists and 1% growth) and have a navy of ten ships. In New Rhodes, their is a build up in our industry by offering grants for skilled colonists. Immigration speeds up to 2250 a year due to land grants and the religious turmoil. Due to our small size our population can only provide 680 soldiers though we make sure that they are highly trained. We have finished the restructuring and rearming of the military into a modern army trained in Iberian tactics. With expanded Papal funding and Burgundian investment we begin to restart expansion soon after the reorganisation of the military. The knights try to get the Christian chieftains under their control. We also begin spreading around the idea of a confederacy of the tribes, of a nation where all may prosper and discover new lands and we hope through this journey we might be able to usher one into fruition. We realise that even though we are far, the conflict in Venice has forced our hand and so we send 510 soldiers, and 6 ships to help reclaim Venice along with 100 mercenaries and we land in the Papal States though we are temporarily vulnerable. We praise the Burgundian troop movement and advise that a decisive battle or siege is needed in order to crush the heresy before it spreads further (Secret: We suggest relieving Ancona and then marching on to Venice).
    • Maryland: The colony of Maryland is small with around 29,000 colonists and 6000 native converts. We build a medical school in Maryland in order to combat new diseases while we also build a ship yard to help with trading. We finish colonising Sarasota country and we colonise Manatee county by 25px (50px total). We increase our efforts in sending missionaries north hoping to convert more of the natives while we also attempt to convert native leaders, we also focus on gaining more influence with the Seminoles in the north and after many years we seem to be making significant progress. We try to get the Christian natives to ally or to be become our vassals. The natives have been almost completely assimilated into our society after decades of conversion and education.
    • New Crete: It has a population of 4250, Andros Island is fully colonized though we halt expansion and consolidate.
    • Neues Deutschland: We settle in OTL Alabama in OTL Mobile county with a population of 8,250 colonists who are majority German. We have fully colonized Baldwin county and now expand 25 px (50 px) into the Escamba county. We begin sending experts to start industry in the colony as well as to set up farms and plantations. We send an expedition of soldiers and missionaries to make peaceful contact with the natives and help convert the natives. We begin to try to make peaceful relations with the natives and prevent further conflict.
  • Kingdom of England and Ireland: English people are still unhappy with the results of the war seeing Europe as an awful place and building a sense of British isles spirit but most people stick to their lands. Sir Nigel Farage the Earl Marshal appoints Captains Boris Johnson, Liam Fox and David Davis to oversee reform to the navy while the navy is built up to 540 ships. Portsmouth castle and it's surrounding defences are finally finished and the entire English fleet is moved there protected by an 8 inch thick chain boom and rows of heavy batteries defending the approaches and the surrounding regions. The English army in Ireland is returned and demobilised with the Irish problem now over. More Irish and English people continue to migrate as the Irish rebellion is ended and the rate of enclosure in England increases. The expansions of New Gwynedd north continues with more people settling along the coast. The King in an attempt to make up for his losses plans a major economic drive in Ireland with large investment in construction of canals in Ireland integrating them into practices such as use of moulboard plough, four field crop rotation system and selective breeding. As Ireland also has a large amount of uncultivated land efforts are made to get them farmed with people being moved into these previously uninhabited lands. As the rate of enclosure increases more migrants are sent to New Canterbury while there is heavy recruiting from Africa for available workers. As the colonies in Arcadia are now all connected into one landmass this is better with the colonies trading cotton, tobacco, sugar and other things to go back to England. The King issues a new decree within England abolishing internal customs to encourage a more national market although external customs are changed with heavy customs on manufactured goods and low on raw materials while financial support is given by the Crown to small manufacturers. The Kingdom of England is at 4.1 million people and the Kingdom of Ireland is at 1.3 million. Relations with Scotland are improved as the heir to both countries is now 8 years old.
  • Papal States: The Papal Army, along with its loyalist Venetian, Hospitaller, and Pontus allies, as well as the remnants of loyalist Florentine forces, continue fighting the Hitlerites on the Northern border. Burgundy's entry into the war is highly praised by Pope Innocent VIII, who calls the Regent Duke of Guise a truly pious and generous man of God. The Pope again asks the Holy Roman Emperor to attack the Hitlerites from the North. Both conservative Angelicum-affiliated and more moderate Immaculata priests accept martyrdom in Hitlerite lands for trying to spread orthodox theology. When he gets a brief rest from the affairs of the war, the Pope issues a motu proprio permitting viri probati to be ordained deacons in the Tondo Mission. The document goes on to say that if the experiment bears good fruit, the practice could be expanded. Missions in Japan, Korea, China, New World, and Southern Africa continue. 
  • Malaya: We add 5 ships to the Royal Navy. We try to replicate advanced Chinese technology, such as the heavy artillery and guns. Chinese medicine is more common in Malaya. Tin mining is still practiced, but we begin to face a lack of workers with more deposits discovered everyday. We invite people from other nations to come to Malaya and find their fortune by mining tin. We upgrade trading ports to accommodate more people and ships.
  • Cologne: Alarmed by the spread of heresy in Italy, Archbishop Baldrich sends his now medium-sized military of around 5000 men to join the fight in the name of Christendom and His Holiness. Baldrich sends the commander of the military with a message: Cologne apologises for being late, but it brings a very large quantity of advanced melee weaponry made in the facilities in Westphalen, facilities that have been developing in synch with the University of Cologne and its inter-state ties (and knowledge) for over a hundred years. Even if Cologne does not have the biggest population, it hopes its knowledge and foresight can achieve something against this great scourge on Christendom. Meanwhile, the Holy German Tribunal in Cologne and the HRE continues, and the strict punishment involved begins to gain a reputation amongst people in the HRE. The building of roads continues, but is slowed down by the economic resources being funnelled into the war against Hitler.
    • Essen: Abbess Isengard has her canonesses send a care package along with each of the men going to war from Cologne, and calls upon Adelphinian Canonesses worldwide to pray for the souls of the men going to battle. Later in the year, her canonesses have completed another set of care packages and send them to the troops from Pontus, Knights Hospitaller and the Papal States in order to boost morale. Meanwhile, Abbess Isengard receives the decree of the Pope with many thanks and draws inspiration from His Holiness’s words to promulgate her own decree among the Order of St Adelphina. Missions in both Tondo and the New World continue as before.
  • Tondo: The population of Tondo begins to grow. Lakan Kalambu I of the House of Tondo oversees the expansion of the nations navy, as well as the construction and renovation of ports, wishing to increase its economic and trade outreach. Culturally, the years of trade with the Chinese begins to show its influence, while still maintaining a majority hindu population. Christianity, the seeds of which sewn by European traders, as well as Papal and Colognese mercehants, begins to spread in its own right, with churches growing in attendance in Tondo . With these cultural influences, a small art scene begins to develop among the capital.
  • Russia: We continue to expand in Siberia. Construction of the Don-Volga continues and is nearing completion. We begin to improve roads in the Tsardom. To start a friendly competition between Russia and Georgia, we begin to construct St. Nevsky's Cathedral, named after Alexander Nevsky of the Kiev Rus.
  • Swahili: We continue our agriculture policies. The royal guards continue capturing slaves. Seeing the continued success of the bank of Mogadishu, several rich merchants, landlords or industrialists,including many mine owners, decides to open their own banks. Areas interior to Mobassa and Malindi is colonized. We also send out conquistadors to expand northwards into more northern Somalia. We continue development of Madagascar. We begin training a small standing guard unit with cannons and firearms. We agree to Iran's proposal and sends several thousand skilled farmers, craftsman who make agricultural tools and scholars from the Madrassa of Mogadishu. To assist our ally in the Great Jihad, we declare our full support and sends 350 ships to aid them, 200 in the Western Front, 100 in the Eastern front and 50 to conduct privateering and raids to lone Aryavarta trade and warships.

1605

The Kingdom of Tali rebuilds their defenses after China withdraws, although many ministers hope to instead become a vassal of China in hopes to appease them

As Bengal fully regained its independence, it joins the war against India and sends its full military force to invade Aryavarta. This loss of population reduces the available military of Aryavarta by 30%.

I have put up a mod event complaint. There is no way Aryavarta ever had more than 10% of its pop as Muslims which is 10 million. The Hindus of Bengal arent supporting the Muslims. And I had stated that I have my navy in the Bay so Rashidun troops cant reach there. The full explanation is on the mod event page and I have put up the new algo.- Dev

This has been resolved -Nate

A military uprising takes place in China, seeing the gradual decay of the state and how the emperor abandoned the major cities for his campaign.

In Japan, after the death of Oda Nobunga, a succession crisis ensues over the next shogun, and the nation begins to distabalize. A de-facto government emerges among the most powerful daimyos, favoring a more nominally Shinto order while still tolerating Christianity.

Is it okay if Oda Nobunaga doesn't die? I need him for just one more battle-Kame

No. He's dead. ~Wolvesmod

Absolutism continues to be more adopted in France.

Hitler invades the Papal States and orders the distribution of an encyclical citing the Pope as a heretic.

Unless I am much mistaken, you cannot leave a complaint under an event on the Game page unless you are Mod or Overseer: that's why we have a Complaints section on the Talk Page. This has been the rule at least since an Executive Order by Edge back in 1439 . I apologise if my on-page complaints have set a bad example. ~Cal

  • Jia Dynasty:We manage to win a brief victory over Tali however that vicotry is a short one as news of of the captured city reaches them. We rush to northern china with 1.3 million troops in tow and ush outside the Japnese captured city.
    • Korea: We send fifty thousand troops to aid the Chinese counter-offensive. We also give subsidized loans of bullion to aid the war effort.
  • Sultanate of Iran: The Iranian and Rashidun troops continue the offensive war against India, and the Indian muslim defectors join our ranks. Realizing that the previous attempt was a failure, the Iranian generals decide to change their strategy. They rebrand their army from an invading army to a liberating army. They say they will attempt a liberation of India and a restoration of the Delhi Sultanate if the invasion succeeds, although secretly the commanders know that cannot plausibly happen, they do it to win over more population. In the nation, more Ottoman style public baths open, while aquaducts and sewers improve, with Iranian toilets being made. However, with the signing the the treaty of Mylapore, these hostilities stop.
    • Banten Emirate: Persianization and spread of Shia Islam continues. The populace is treated well and there are no forced conversions by the authorities. Ethnic mixing between Persian immigrants and Banten natives continue, and cities are built using great Persian architecture.
  • Knights Hospitaller: The Knights have a have a population of around 71,000(Colonists and 1% growth) and have a navy of ten ships. In New Rhodes, their is a build up in our industry by offering grants for skilled colonists. Immigration speeds up to 2500 a year due to land grants and the religious in Italy as we offer refuge to the people affected by the war. Due to our small size our population can only provide 710 soldiers though we make sure that they are highly trained. We have finished the restructuring and rearming of the military into a modern army trained in Iberian tactics. With expanded Papal funding and Burgundian investment we begin to restart expansion soon after the reorganisation of the military. The knights try to get the Christian chieftains under their control. We also begin spreading around the idea of a confederacy of the tribes, of a nation where all may prosper and discover new lands and we hope through this journey we might be able to usher one into fruition. We realise that even though we are far, the conflict in Venice has forced our hand and so we send 510 soldiers, and 6 ships to help reclaim Venice along with 100 mercenaries and we land in the Papal States though we are temporarily vulnerable. We praise the decisive victory in the defence of Rome (Secret: We suggest pursuing Hitler and crushing his army or relieving Ancona).
    • Maryland: The colony of Maryland is small with around 30,000 colonists and 6000 native converts. We build a medical school in Maryland in order to combat new diseases while we also build a ship yard to help with trading. We finish colonising Manatee county though we stop to populate our lands and consolidate our claims. We increase our efforts in sending missionaries north hoping to convert more of the natives while we also attempt to convert native leaders, we also focus on gaining more influence with the Seminoles in the north and after many years we seem to be making significant progress. We try to get the Christian natives to ally or to be become our vassals. The natives have been almost completely assimilated into our society after decades of conversion and education.
    • New Crete: It has a population of 4250, Andros Island is fully colonized though we halt expansion and consolidate.
    • Neues Deutschland: We settle in OTL Alabama in OTL Mobile county with a population of 8,250 colonists who are majority German. We have fully colonized Baldwin county and now expand 25 px (75 px) into the Escamba county. We begin sending experts to start industry in the colony as well as to set up farms and plantations. We send an expedition of soldiers and missionaries to make peaceful contact with the natives and help convert the natives. We begin to try to make peaceful relations with the natives and prevent further conflict.
  • Korea: After out-right banning bullion shipments directed to Giapan for their involvement in China and Tali, the entire royal navy and army are mobilized. The fifty thousand troops are withdrawn from China following Japanese defeat. After hearing of the death of Shogun Oda Nobunaga, a maritime expeditionary force of eighty thousand troops and five hundred ships are sent to Giapan, led by General Park Jieun. An overland second punitive expedition is launched on Sakha (which is a Japanese vassal) with twenty thousand troops. Fueled by the war efforts, militarization and the production of gunpowder weaponries persist. Observing the colonialist efforts and programs of both the Burgundy and the Rashidun Caliphate, a small trading post named Buknam is established on the northern tip of Borneo to cement trading links and to facilitate regional trade. Accompanying this are a fleet comprised of missionaries, mostly of Nestorian faith. The fleet docks at Tondo and Majapahit in an effort to convert some of the locals under the Korean Nestorian Church.
    • Japanese diplomacy: We find the Korean invasion of our protectorate Sakha to be deplorable for they have done nothing wrong to Korea and we demand that Sakha to be returned to Japan.
    • Korea: Diplomats are sent to Edo proposing that Korea will withdraw out of Kyushu and give back Sakha to Giapan in exchange for; the cession of Tsushima and the Kurils to Korea.
    • Japan: We agree to the Korean proposal so long as Korea agrees to cease intervention in China against Japan and the restoration of trade and bullion shipments between Japan and Korea.
    • Korea: The central court agrees to cease direct intervention, pulling out all troops. However, Korea will still send bullion to both China and Giapan.
  • African Sultanate of the Maghreb:  Sultan Hamish Al Farrok takes power begins to work on modernizing the army by requesting men from 17-36 to train in the army, as the navy is improved on to reach the new world and to defend trading ships.The Sultan declars the Sultanate a African Sultanate. Urban centers begin to grow as trading centers and means of living begin to spread mostly in cities on the coast. We send Muslims missionaries to Angola. Coastal cities are made into trading post in the Desert to help rise the pop. The Navy is worked on as Rabat is made a center of naval action, as Rabat is where most sailors are trained making a Rabat Naval school, that holds harsh rules, We send a invite to Mali to train their army (MOD). The Sultanate begin to work on mass producing Arms and begin to copy European way of growing food..We send a trade envoys, along with sending Imams to spread Islam in West Africa and to South Africa mostly in Benin to win them over. The Sultanate begin to expand into the Atlantic coast line by 15px. The city Algiers is made the capital of the Sultanate as its population grows.The Sultan begins to works on cities by opening markets and trading centers mostly at Algiers. The spread of Islam in Zaire is less about shoving it down people belief but more of gaining trust of people by giving out food and things like that, after gaining trust of people we begin to spread Islam into Ziyi (Kongo).Our ships are sent to trade with Zaire,Mali, and tiny west African states.
    • Tajammad Emirate: The Emirate works on preparing for the cold seasons by collecting firewood during the summer. Walls and Houses are reworked on to defend the "Ansari" from animals. Hunting parties are sent to hunt down animals and eat them, while some are killed for there winter fur.  Nurullah is made the leader. Trade and hunting group finds 3 tribes of the Cone of America (Ona,Haush, and Fuegians) and begins to trade with the Ona people by selling them Caliphate Swords and Bows and new Arms, Nurullah begins to open up talks about a possible Ona Maghrib allaince (MOD). Due to the way of the New World women are given more physically as in helping create the wall or guarding areas. The port (not the best or biggest) of Tajammad is re made and the Settlers begin to work on ways on trapping ships in case of a attack, along with ocean defense walls and gun ports made along with 50 cannons.The population stands at 4,200 people with a slow rise in pop.
    • They Ona agree. ~Wolvesmod
  • Rashidun Caliphate:  Education and science continue to thrive in the Caliphate. A new, younger generation is trained in the arts and sciences of both the past and the present. No more troops are sent to India (asside from standard reinforcements), as it is too much to maintain, butthe troops already there continue their attack against the ever-weakening Aryavarta. In Gujarat, the admiral Al-Nasser continues to maintain the landing force in an attempt to occupy the region around Surat. It is at this time that Al-Nasser wrote most of his memoirs now kept in the museum of Baghdad. In the Bahamani Sultanate, the troops keep on pushing on all three fronts, although the eastern front falls back from the Hindu forces. One commander of this invasion, Ibn Ismail, traveled to Chennai, and discussed witht he Bahmani Sultan possible agreements to end the war. This proposal of an agreement was known as the Treaty of Mylapore After hearing news of this new treaty, as well as the treachery of Aryavarta failing to recognize the independence of Bengal, the pro-peace faction of the Ulema falls greatly out of favor. The other fronts in Punjab and Bengal continue as well. The Ottoman Empire continues to increase its military in light of possible religious war in Europe, while Krete begins to see much greater tension due to the equal populations of Arabs and Greeks. The Fatha Al-Farun continues to be constructed. After the Treaty of Mylapore was signed, ending the Golden Jihad, the aged Caliph died on the way back to Syria. 
  • Aryavarta Dip: We sign the treaty and end the war.
  • Russia: We speed up the annexation of Siberia with 30px and getting faster. A long range Cossack expedition encounters Korean soldiers in Western Sakha and begin trading. The men return and aging Czar Dimitri who's health is deteriorating names their leader, Nikolai Popov as the first Russian diplomat to Korea. He will bring the word of the Czars idea of a Trans-Siberian road network. Work on the Don-Volga Canal continues. Our population is at 14.5 million. We send diplomats to Prussia for the construction of a road from Konigsberg to Vladimirgrad to Novgorod (Player Response). We ask to buy several hundred thousand guns and several thousand cannons from Iran for Russia to become the arms capital of Europe and North Asia (Play Response). Heir to the Throne Ivan (Jean) in preparation for his leadership role actively condemns the Hitlerite movement for attempting to forcefully seize the control of the Church and hijacking power in the name of religion. Ivan convinces the Czar to announce Russian support to those fighting the Mad Dog of Southern Europe. (Player and MOD Reponses) We offer to sell off at least 20,000 of our older Gurkani based guns.
    • Korea: The Empress personally addresses the Russian diplomat with open arms, and grants gifts such as porcelain, silver jewellery, and silk clothing to showcase the prosperity and affluence of Korea.
    • Papal Diplomacy: The Papacy welcomes Russian support in opposing the heretical Hitler.
    • Doesnt make you the arms dealing capital of Europe specifically since Gurkani guns are of a lower quality and tech than guns made in Prussia, Bulgaria, and the other european GP's
    • Actually, Gurkani Firearms are superior to that of Western Europe. Rimp spent years in great detail on his post talking about how he developed them via trade with the far east. These firearms are more advanced than their OTL counter parts. - Warrior.
    • Prussian Dip: Otto agrees to the contrucxtion of a road and offers to establish formal economic relations with Russia. 
  • Malaya: Seeing China in chaos, we are glad that we hadn't become a tributary. We create a new firearm design based off Gurkani and Korean arms. Use of firearms is restircted to the military, for safety. Production of guns begins. Construction begins on forts near state capitals, as a means of defense. Seeing Kedah's success with tin mining, we ask for a merger, where they will retain 30% autonomy and we state that this proposal is to unite the Malayan Peninsula and grow stronger. [Mod Response Needed] The Royal Navy is expanded to 20 ships. There is a possibility of building floating docks off the West Coast, increasing docking capacity and therefore increasing trade. The fishing industry is proving more popular in the East Coast.
    • Burgundian dip: in light of Aryavartas defeat to the Muslim forces, the Burgundian East India Company requests that Malaya reconfirm its protectorate status.
    • Cashed-up with tin money, and not keen to surrender 70% of their autonomy, the Kedahnese politely decline the offer. ~Cal
  • Aryavarta: The army returns to the country. Aryavarta has lost, lost a lot of its territories. The public is furious at the king. In such a situation Amar Singh seizes power. Amar Singh enjoys popular support in the western states. Seeing the creation of an independent Bengal a rumor spreads amongst the Bengalis of India that their culture is of the Muslims, this fear grips them so tightly that they abandon their customs and take up Magadhan customs which are similar to theirs. The rise of Magadhi influence starts. The leader and the new Governor of Magadh is Mahendra Sharma. A follower of the Charvak philosophy and an atheist. He quickly rose up the ranks of the army bureaucracy and attained governorship at the age 28. He secretly condemns Amar SIngh's thirst of power. He exerts his influence to instill the principles of the Charvak philosophy in Magadh. Magadhi culture unifies and exerts its influence westward. The council is furious over Aryavarta's defeat. It sets up a commission to look into the shortcomings. Efficiency is given importance over grandeur. The cavalry is rearmed. A state law is enforced dictating uniform taxes.
  • Papal States: The invasion of the States by Hitlerite forces is gravely concerning to the Pope, and the Latin Patriarch in Ravenna starts quietly moving important documents from the patriarchal offices to Rome. The joint Papal-Loyal Venetian-Pontus-Hospitaller-Burgundian-Kolsch forces fight the advance, and take the Hospitallers' advice and pursue Hitler's army. Many priests are martyred in Hitler-occupied territories for refusing to accept his heresies. The Inquisition publishes a document condemning Hiter's 'encyclical' as absolute drivel, and tears it to shreds using sound theological arguments. The Angelicum faction gain great admiration for the Archbishop of Cologne's strength in dealing with heresies, and his most ardent supporters give him the title 'Hammer of the Heretics'. Missions continue everywhere. 
  • Cologne: When Archbishop Baldrich hears that Hitler has invaded the Papal States, he is deeply affronted, and promulgates a pastoral letter through the German Paper that strongly condemns Hitler’s so-called “encyclical” and argues, in the modern vernacular, that any kind of stance like this is vastly heretical and frankly dangerous thinking. This only serves to galvanise the Holy German Tribunal, which remains strict but fair and has secured a reputation for being thus. The building of roads continues very slowly, but the war against Hitler is of most importance – Baldrich leads prayers daily for the 5000 Kolsch men defending His Holiness, along with the Knights Hospitaller, Pontus and other good Christians loyal to the Papacy. Eventually, he hears that he has been honoured with the moniker ‘Hammer of the Heretics’ in Rome, which only serves to make him more enthusiastic about the Holy German Tribunal. He does not yet think he has quite lived up to such a name, but it inspires him to do even better.
    • Essen: While the mission in Neu Deutschland in the New World slows somewhat, with the strain on resources on both the Knights Hospitaller and the Adelphinian Canonesses, some Adelphinian Canonesses are able to do larger amounts of the standard farming and administrative work for the running of a colony, under the watchful eye of canonesses attached to each councillor in the Hospitallers’ council. Meanwhile, in Tondo, the Adelphinian Canonesses send a letter to Lakan Kalambu I of the House of Tondo, hoping to fully gain his support for the many Tondoese people who have invested themselves in Christianity, especially the young women who have joined the Adelphinian Canonesses. Adelphinian Canonesses in Tondo continue to learn local arts like pottery, and travel to the capital to learn from the small art scene. In their letter to Lakan Kalambu, they also offer their knowledge and worldly culture in the form of lessons taught in schools to the children of Tondo, most of these canonesses having learnt from the joint facilities of the Universities of Essen and Cologne. (Tondo, please reply)
      • ​Lakan Kalambu agrees. ~Wolvesmod
      • Tondo has a player now, but yeah we agree ~Toby
      • Prussian Dip: Otto requests the vote of Cologne for the emperorship.
      • Cologne Dip: Archbishop Baldrich votes for his loyal ally Prussia/Otto for the emperorship (and promises that he will write on the page later today).
  • Pontus: We develop the ports of Tskhumi, Batumi and Trebizond, in order to sell gold, silver and iron. Ottoman goods are shipped through Tskhumi and Trebizond towards Vladimirgrad, Vasiligrad and other western ports. We begin developing the capital of Batumi further and give Trebizond many trading rights, to appease the Greek Pontic population. We condemn the Hitlerite movement as 'spreading a heresy by the sword, against the message of Jesus Christ'. We continue trade links with Bulgaria and Russia. Due to Hitler's mania and posession by the Devil and the inaction of the major powers of the East, anti-Eastern Orthodox corruption and pro-Miaphysite propaganda begins to be spread by the government. The Pontine Navy and it's troops delegate a protection cordon around the area of Sicily and Malta, to protect these naval bases from being taken over by the Hitlerites, with supplies being sent to Naples and Ancona to relieve the area from the attacking Hitlerites. The 7000 Pontine troops land in Naples and march North towards Rome. We ask Russia for trade of guns in order to support our war. (PLAYER response). 
    • Russia: We will sell our latest guns that are made in workshops to you.
  • Tondo:. The Lakan takes interest in the missionaries from Essen, and fully supports cohesion between the two peoples. Because of this, Tondos art and literature scenes begin to expand in the growing urban centers of the region. He also reaches out to trade with Burgundy out of a desire to modernize the nation and work with further foreign powers. The navy increases in size, and trade expeditions are conducted around near by islands, including the east coast of borneo.
    • Burgundian Dip: Burgundy agrees to help modernize Tondo, and offers the kingdom protectorate status.
  • Prussia-Luxembourg: Emperor Wilhelm passes away upon his return to Berlin from the exhaustion of the war with France. His son Otto assumes the throne of Prussia and imidiately calls for elections to elect a new emperor for the Empire. Otto casting two votes for himself (Prussia and Bohemia.) Otto declares his formal support for the traditional institution of the catholic church and condemns the hitlerian forces that ransack the Italian peninsula. Furthermore Otto offers to grant the pope refuge in the HRE should he need to. The Prussian, Bohemian, and Luxembourgish forces are mobolized to defend against incursions carried out by the fanatics to the south or to suppress violence that might occur within the hre if Hitler sympathizers gain more influence. The Baroque style grows in popularity as many artists, and architects develop a more north german interpretation. cultural and scientific development continues as the academic circles in Berlin, Prague, Breslau, and Luxembourg remain amongst the finest institutions in the hre. Expansion of the production of firearms and cannons continues with snaphaunce muskets being established as the standard firearm for distribution to the King's armies. Smoothbore cannons are also produced in larger quantities. Blacksmithies on the orders of the king begin developing a lighter and smaller frame for the canonns to improve their mobility and usage on the battlefield. Naval expansion begins building ships after the Burgundian model. efforts to integrate the Hansa economy and the economy of Prussia begin in earnest as the Reichthaler is standardized as the currency of the Brandenburger domains. The administration of the Hansa is also slowly streamlined into the rest of Prussia as some of the heads of government in Hamburg are designated for Prussian representatives to ensure a continued coordination of Hansa and Prussian Policies. The Hansa Company formally merges with several Prussian Merchant guilds in Stettin, and Konegsberg to form the German Atlantic company, to manage colonial and trade activities. Otto buys a 4th of the stocks himself to further support the efforts of trade and to bring in more money for the crown. Otto formally grants the charter for Laurentia to the German Atlantic Company to settle the recently conquered territories from France. Hansa actvities off the coast of Africa start to expand as well mainly in securing a steadyt supply of slaves. expanaion northbound along the coast of laurentia begins as it expands  into otl Uruguay  around Montevideo starts to occur ( my colony still hasnt been added to the map, ive had it for a while.) Raiding activities against french ships also begins, due to lingering animosities. 
    • ​Bohemia: Economic growth starts to occur after years of rebuilding. More germans move into the Valley as more opportunities for working are present specially for blacksmithies, and merchants. 
  • United Bulgarian Tsardom: With the war taking a turn, and the potential loss of solvency for their ally and friend just across the Adriatic the Tsar commands 30,000 troops and using the full naval force of the empire crosses the Adriatic landing just north in Proper Venetian territory before marching south and proposing an ultimatum to Giovanni Contarini the leader of the Venetian forces in Ancona. "Leave this debilitating crusade against the Pope and your Primacy in Venice is Assured as if your independence." With this the Bulgar army stakes up camp along the front line and builds forts near the Front line on the current wartime border with the Venetians and the Papacy to prevent any further conflict. The Plan for this whole situation is to negotiate the exit of Venice from the war and the outright destruction of the midguided religious lunatic and his hitlerite followers. Tsar Vasili personally sends correspondance to the pope apoligizing for his previous support of the heretic having hoped he would throw himself over the alps in an ill fated attempt to unite Germany's hitlerites and as recompense for this horrid conflict has directed 30,000 of his finest to crush the heretic. Outside of this he also hopes to enlarge his Venetian ally a bit to give them a better bearing and hopes to gain a solid naval ally out of this deal. The Tsar puts the remaining 50,000 troops in the empire on alert for potential other threats. An envoy is sent to the caliphate to discuss the issues of Naxos and the status of Krete. 
  • Veneto: Ancona falls to the Venetian army and fleet. Giovanni Contarini leads the army into the city which is welcomed with the city residents cheering. But seeing that Hitler is repeatedly losing battle after battle and now that the tide has turned in favor of the Papacy, Giovanni Contarini asks his holiness the Pope for a ceasefire to negotiate peace, apologizes for fighting a war against him and supporting Hitler and as a recompense of this horrid conflict he offers to direct his 25.000 troops against the heretic Hitler, claiming that Hitler's words were very persuassive, accusing Hitler of witchery.
  • Bahmani Sultanate: A revolt occurs in the court and is led by Ibrahim Adil Shah II of the Adil Shahi dynasty who hails from Bijapur. The Bahmani Dynasty is overthrown and the Adil Shahi synasty takes control. The Sultanate is renamed as the Deccan Sultanate under Sultan Ibrahim Adil Shah II. A University is set up in Bijapur and the capital is shifted to Bijapur. Dakkhani (an amalgam of Persian-Arabic, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu and Kannada) replaces Persian as the official language. The state patronises Islamic art and architecture. The King is all powerful but limited by the Sharia law. The King adopts a non-tolerant attitude. The Sharia Law now applies to all people of the Sultanate and not only to Muslims. Kalinga is annexed. We modernize our navy of 1800 ships. A naval academy is set up in Goa. Artists and Musicians flock to Bijapur. The Jami Masjid is completed in Bijapur. Naval tactics and technologies are developed. The Army size is increased to 300,000. They are armed with modern weapons. Gunpowder technologies are developed too. -Posting for Dr Drake, cause he can't edit the page [sorry about coming in late] -Nate
  • Kingdom of England and Ireland: The English request to establish a trading post in Bengal (Mod response) More Irish and English people continue to migrate as the Irish rebellion is ended and the rate of enclosure in England increases. The expansions of New Gwynedd north continues with more people settling along the coast. Academic improvement is made with a new set of grammar schools being opened by the King in Ireland and in growing English towns. These are subsided by the Crown while universities are expected to be more proactive in both research and foreign relations with it becoming common for all graduates of Oxford and Cambridge to spend 3 years abroad with most going to European states but some going further afield such as to Asia. As other countries make gains in astronomy Oxford and Cambridge work to catch up while meaningful work on ship design and gunnery is pursued with interest by the Crown. The King in an attempt to make up for his losses plans a major economic drive in Ireland with large investment in construction of canals in Ireland integrating them into practices such as use of moulboard plough, four field crop rotation system and selective breeding. As Ireland also has a large amount of uncultivated land efforts are made to get them farmed with people being moved into these previously uninhabited lands. As the rate of enclosure increases more migrants are sent to New Canterbury while there is heavy recruiting from Africa for available workers. As the colonies in Arcadia are now all connected into one landmass this is better with the colonies trading cotton, tobacco, sugar and other things to go back to England. The King issues a new decree within England abolishing internal customs to encourage a more national market although external customs are changed with heavy customs on manufactured goods and low on raw materials while financial support is given by the Crown to small manufacturers. The Kingdom of England is at 4.1 million people and the Kingdom of Ireland is at 1.3 million. Relations with Scotland are improved as the heir to both countries is now 9 years old.
    • Bengal agrees and welcomes relations with England. -scraw
  • Kingdom of Burgundy: Guyana expands 50px west, Cape Charles Colony, Avelskamp, and Nova Belgica expand by 50px each. New Netherlands also resumes expansion, expanding up the Wacht River (otl Hudson River) 50px. The former French colony in Brazil, now called Brasilland, also expands 50px north. At home, soon after word of the death of Emperor Wilhelm arrives, King Henri also passes away from his illness. It's said his final words were "So Willem is dead? Such a shame." In accordance to Burgundian succession law, as Henri died childless, the crown passes through his sister Elisabeth, the late Holy Roman Emperors wife, to his nephew, Otto, now also king of Prussia. The States-General sends a notice to now King Otto requesting confirmation of the right the States-General has, and that either Dowager Empress-Queen Elisabeth or the previous regent Frans de Bourgogne, the Duke of Guise be appointed regent while Otto is away in Prussia. In Asia, the Burgundian East India Company approaches the reborn Burmese kingdom, offering it political and economic aid in reestablishing itself, as well as protection from expansionist Muslim states or an irredentist Aryavarta, in return for becoming a protectorate (Mod response please).
    • ​Prussian Dip: Otto agrees to the conditions and apoints the dowager empress as regent during his absence. 
    • Burma says nah. -scraw

1606

 Due to its initial discovery about 10 years ago, the "Apple Sauce" of Thomas Motts grows in popularity among the lower classes of England and Scotland

Hitler turns around and invades French Savoy where he is welcomed by the people, even if they disagree with hs theology. They are glad to be free of France. As a result, France turns its attention to Hitler. Hitler also proclaims that clergymen cannot in any way, shape, or form marry or have children.

King Kenneth IV of Scotland dies and is succeeded by his son Kenneth V, son-in-law of the English king.

In Burgundy there are grumblings of the succession of Otto of Prussia. There are those who would like to see a different relative of his to be brought to the throne, specifically French elements in southern Burgundy.

The principalities, duchies, and other states located between Burgundy and Prussia are very concerned about being sandwiched between two realms with one monarch. They form the League of Westphalia as a loose collection of lads who will protect each other from Luxembourgite encroachment.

The son of King Philip VII of France dies, making his brother Charles the heir.

  • Swahili: We continue our agriculture policies. The royal guards continue capturing slaves. Seeing the continued success of the bank of Mogadishu, several rich merchants, landlords or industrialists,including many mine owners, decides to open their own banks. Areas interior to Mobassa and Malindi is colonized. We also send out conquistadors to expand northwards into more northern Somalia. We continue development of Madagascar. We begin training a small standing guard unit with cannons and firearms. We agree to Iran's proposal and sends several thousand skilled farmers, craftsman who make agricultural tools and scholars from the Madrassa of Mogadishu. WIth the war ending, we send a garrison of 500 men to the city of Surat. A basic postal system is set up across the cities of Zanzibar and Mogadishu.
  • Tan Dynasty: The capture of the capital and fall of the Jia dynasty after the leader Wo Chen leads to the establishing of the Tan dynasty of Imperial chinese due to most rebels being unified under Wo Chen. This establishment is met with some resistance in some pocket areas, but most resistant is concentrated in Tibet who have fought for their independence are decided to be released under the rule of a Tsenpo Taishi released as a Tribute under Chinese Protection. Most efforts are sending troops throughout crushing the Pocket rebellions against the emperor. (Secretly) Wishing to succeed where the Jia dynasty failed we offer the Kingdom of Tali Vassalization under the Tan Dynasty. Mod Response
  • African Sultanate of the Maghreb:  Sultan Hamish Al Farrok takes power begins to work on modernizing the army by requesting men from 17-36 to train in the army, as the navy is improved on to defend trading ships.Urban centers begin to grow as trading centers and means of living begin to spread mostly in cities on the coast. We send Muslims missionaries to Angola. Coastal cities are made into trading post in the Desert to help rise the pop. The Navy is worked on as Rabat is made a center of naval action, as Rabat is where most sailors are trained making a Rabat Naval school, that holds harsh rules, We send a invite to Mali to train their army (MOD). The Sultanate begin to work on mass producing Arms and begin to copy European way of growing food.We send a trade envoys, along with sending Imams to spread Islam in West Africa and to South Africa mostly in Benin to win them over. We begin to work on creating roads to ease trade routes.The Sultanate begin to expand into the Atlantic coast line by 15px. The city Algiers is made the capital of the Sultanate as its population grows,The 2nd biggest city is Rabat as Naval troops being to start families in the area.The Sultan begins to works on cities by opening markets and trading centers mostly at Algiers. The spread of Islam in Zaire is less about shoving it down people belief but more of gaining trust of people by giving out food and things like that, after gaining trust of people we begin to spread Islam into Ziyi (Kongo).Our ships are sent to trade with Zaire,Mali, and tiny west African states.
    • Tajammad Emirate: The Emirate works on preparing for the cold seasons by collecting firewood during the summer. Walls and Houses are reworked on to defend the "Ansari" from animals. Hunting parties are sent to hunt down animals and eat them, while some are killed for there winter fur. A mosque is made. Nurullah is made the leader. Trade and hunting group finds 3 tribes of the Cone of America (Ona,Haush, and Fuegians) and begins to trade with the Ona people by selling them Caliphate Swords and Bows and new Arms, Nurullah begins to open up secert talks about a war of expansion onto the Haush people, if they say yes we promise extra weaponry to them. (who control the very tip of S.America)(MOD). Due to the way of the New World women are given more physically as in helping create the wall or guarding areas. The port (not the best or biggest) of Tajammad is re made along with ocean defense walls and gun ports made along with 50 cannons.The population stands at 4,230 people with a slow rise in pop.
      • The Ona agree. ~Wolvesmod
      • Mali agrees~ Wolvesmod
  • Knights Hospitaller: The Knights have a have a population of around 74,000(Colonists and 1% growth) and have a navy of ten ships. In New Rhodes, their is a build up in our industry by offering grants for skilled colonists. Immigration speeds up to 2750 a year due to land grants and the religious in Italy as we offer refuge to the people affected by the war. Due to our small size our population can only provide 710 soldiers though we make sure that they are highly trained. We have finished the restructuring and rearming of the military into a modern army trained in Iberian tactics. With expanded Papal funding and Burgundian investment we begin to restart expansion soon after the reorganisation of the military. The knights try to get the Christian chieftains under their control. We also begin spreading around the idea of a confederacy of the tribes, of a nation where all may prosper and discover new lands and we hope through this journey we might be able to usher one into fruition. We realise that even though we are far, the conflict in Venice has forced our hand and so we send 510 soldiers, and 6 ships to help reclaim Venice along with 100 mercenaries and we land in the Papal States though we are temporarily vulnerable. We rejoice as the Hitlerites leave and we ask Papal permission to withdraw back home after so many years of war and to protect our vulnerable colonies (Player response). We begin shipping refugees from the war, displace people, and orphans. We offer to help the refugees build their lives in the new world if they take a agreement of servitude for 5 years. We use the orphans to train them into tradecrafts or to join the knights. The most skilled of them are selected to become leaders of members of the "Gladius ex fide". We watch the expansion of the Tajammad Emirate and begin to become wary of the Muslim expansion in Hesperia.
    • Maryland: The colony of Maryland is small with around 32,500 colonists and 6000 native converts. We build a medical school in Maryland in order to combat new diseases while we also build a ship yard to help with trading. We finish colonising Manatee county though we stop to populate our lands and consolidate our claims. We increase our efforts in sending missionaries north hoping to convert more of the natives while we also attempt to convert native leaders, we also focus on gaining more influence with the Seminoles in the north and after many years we seem to be making significant progress. We try to get the Christian natives to ally or to be become our vassals. The natives have been almost completely assimilated into our society after decades of conversion and education.
    • New Crete: It has a population of 4250, Andros Island is fully colonized though we halt expansion and consolidate.
    • Neues Deutschland: We settle in OTL Alabama in OTL Mobile county with a population of 9,500 colonists who are majority German. We have fully colonized Baldwin county and now expand 25 px (75 px) into the Escamba county. We begin sending experts to start industry in the colony as well as to set up farms and plantations. We send an expedition of soldiers and missionaries to make peaceful contact with the natives and help convert the natives. We begin to try to make peaceful relations with the natives and prevent further conflict.
    • Papal Diplomacy: The Pope thanks the Hospitallers for their crucial work, and gives them his Apostolic Blessing before they return home. 
  • Aryavarta: The culture of Magadh continues to consolidate itself. Mahendra Sharma gains influence in the council. Mahendra Sharma encourages the use of the scythe rather than the sickle, thus increasing agricultural productivity in Magadh. The Universities of Patliputra, Vaishali, Nalanda and Gaya expand as scholars from Surat and Girnar had fled to these. The pathshala system is universally implemented in every Magadhan village. The council decides to raise the salaries of the army men. A new major port is developed, Hemgarh. Hemgarh (OTL Calcutta) is given funds by the government. The cities continue to expand. Gunpowder and its uses as well as weaponry is developed, now rivalling the technology of Iran. The English and Burgundian naval and naval artillery technology also contributed to this leap. The navy size is reduced to 400 ships. All these ships are made of the latest innovations and state of the art tech from Burgundy and England. Lahore becomes the regional capital of Punjab. Medical technology continues to be developed. Advancements in science and mathematics are now pioneered by the University of Ujjain and Gaya and the TICI. A large courthouse is constructed in Delhi. The navy is reorganized. A proper military bureaucracy is set up. Foundries and metallurgical manufactories are set up in Magadh and Punjab. Marketplaces spring up in various cities and towns. Vihars replace Serais. Small fortresses are set up along the Iranian, Gujarati, Bengali, Sindhi and Bahmani borders. Textile and weapon manufactories are set up in Awadh. Uniform regulations are intorduced in the army. With the spread of the use of the Printing Press, a large number of books begin being printed. A reading public emerges. The University of Gaya sets up a large translation department for the translation of books into local languages. The most famous of the printed booklets are the Jataka Tales and stories of the Panchtantra. These are cheap and widely available.
    • Rashidun dip: 'Trade relations are tentatively resumed with Aryavarta, although the realtion is extremely cold and limited. The Caliphate offers to sell Arabian horses for gold.'
    • Aryavarta Dip: We accept the trade offer.
  • Papal States: With Hitler turning his attention towards France, the joint Papal-Venetian Loyalist forces regroup and focus on retaking areas occupied by the Hitlerites. The Pope applauds Bulgaria's and the Holy Roman Emperor's support, saying that it will surely be remembered on the Day of Judgment. The Prefect of the Inquisition promulgates a document condemning Hitler's claims that no clergymen can in any way, shape, or form marry or have children as manifestly false, given the long-standing and ancient practice amongst the Eastern Churches of ordaining married men to the priesthood, who often have children. The document agrees, however, that men already ordained cannot be permitted to marry. In Rome, musicians and artists are taking advantage of the war's vaguely apocalyptic undertones by composing beautiful works, such as moving renditions of Dies irae. The Pope's chief advisor on Missionary Activities writes to the Abbess-General of Essen, asking how the experiment of ordaining married native Tondoese men to the diaconate has gone so far. Missions in Giapan, Korea, China, Southern Africa, and the New World continue.
    • Essen Diplomacy: Abbess-General Isengard thanks His Holiness for his interest in the Tondoese mission, and replies that the experiment is going quite well - it is a premise accepted by both the canonesses, who are keen to teach further people about Christendom and share their knowledge, and the local men themselves, who now feel much more welcomed into Christendom and no longer excluded on the basis of their having already set up a family. The majority of the married men joining are reaching the later stages of life, with their children already grown up with a family of their own, and this provides further worldliness to the Order, as many of the younger priests and canonesses find themselves learning from the age and experience of the new deacons. 
  • Rashidun Caliphate: After the death of the Caliph, his son-in-law Ahmed Abu Bakr ibn Harb is elected Caliph. This causes much controversy in the Ulema, as the purpose of creating the Rashidun was to prevent a heretitary rule, yet Ibn Harb was related to the previous Caliph, even if by marriage. The nation is filled with great optimism and a positive outlook after the great success of the Golden Jihad. Poetry and literature from this time take a dramatic turn from the pessimistic outlook from the late Abbasid era to a pratically-utopian view of the House of Islam. In the wake of the conflict, the Caliph organizes the nations that participated in the jihad (Iran, Swahili, Deccan, and Bengal) into a proper political alliance. Dignitaries are welcome from all these nations to discuss any future decisions within the House of Islam. In the new order of the Indian Ocean, the Caliphate extends its influence across the entire ocean, now with its vast and advanced navy dominating the Arabian and Bengal seas. Admiral Al-Nasser is greatly commended by the Ulema, to the extent they give him a small Emirate and an second wife. The colonies of Lakhadshweep, and now the Andaman Islands, are built up as outposts for the Rashidun's interests in those regions. When Al-Nasser visited the latter, he recognized it as the legendary "Islands of Man and Woman" from the writings of Ibn Battuta, although the island of women is now occupied by Oman. Chittagong is kept as a colony as well, although the Ulema weighs the possibility of selling it back to Bengal. Trade increases with the independent Hindu states, thr hope of heading off European influence. After having brought a successful end to the multiple conflicts in the Indian Ocean, the Ulema asks Aceh if they would become a protectorate of the Caliphate, in order to keep them safe from any similar conflict in the future (MOD RESPONSE). The Shia and Sunni factions in Iraq begin to see much less differences between each other since the Caliph is now an elected office, and after Sunni and Shia nations fought together in the Golden Jihad. The Caliphate opens larger trade with Malaya, supporting the Muslims there and the secular government that lets them practice freely. Trade also extends beyond the Indian Ocea, sending trade ships to China, Tali, and Korea. Art and architecture continue to take on a more distinct dramatic turn from previous generations, utilizing darker shades and contrast much similar to the style of Baroque in Europe. All the members of the Ulema wear fezzes now. Caliph Ibn Harb, however, does not look cool in a fez. His rule is taken as far less charistmatic and hands-on than the previous Caliph, as he mostly allows the rest of the government to run itself. The Fatha Al-Farun is near completion. The Ulema continue to work to gradually transition from the slave trade to intentured servitude. Missionaries to Southeast Asia and Africa, and now Lawrentia continues.
    • Ottoman Empire: The military is downsized by the order of the Caliph to a more peace-keeping force to prevent any further insurection from the Greek and Armenian population, as the military returning from the Golden Jihad can now replace the Ottoman role in defending the western half of the Caliphate. The palace of Ankara is built up in the same baroque style. 
    • Emirate of Cyprus: The rulers of Cyprus do not downsize their military, but instead lease out some of its navy to be under direct control of the Caliph from the port of Beyrut. Economy and military improves here for the most part.
    • Emirate of Krete: The distabalization does not lessen here, even after the return of the Caliphate's military, due to the nation taking less interest and less influence in the Mediterranean in general. In order to stop the violence between the Greek and Arabic populations, the people set up a system of government with two monarchs ruling together, known as the Biarchy of Krete by the Greeks, but as the Melukain of Krete by the Arabs. Under them is a ruling council of both ethncities, modeled after a combination of Bulgaria's parliament and the Caliphate's Ulema. The Island of Naxos, however, is assumed to be directly annexed by the Caliphate.
    • Sultanate of Gujarat: By far the largest territory taken from india, the Sultanate's military and navy are built up to better ensure its future efforts. Trade is extended both by land and sea cross the subcontinent. 
  • Tondo continues to build up its ports and revitalize its status in trade. With the flow of trade wealth from China and Europe, the Lakan puts this money to architectural projects in Tondo. Much of this money also goes to building ships for the navy. Expeditions throught the islands surrounding Tondo's realm continues, especially on the eastern coast of the resource rich island of Borneo, where a few traders set up a small trading post on the mouth of the Kinabatangan river. Christianity continues to spread among the upper class, and the Lakan considers sending his issue to study under the foreign powers. Religious and cultural inflience continues to flow from the Papal and Colongese missionaries as well as Burgundian traiders. Tondo's art scene continues its growth as new western influences come in.
  • Deccan Sultanate: We improve our navy. We declare war on Burgundy. An army of 300,000 is led by our Great General crosses the Adam's bridge to Burgundian Ceylon. Our navy of 1800 ships patrols around Ceylon. The Burgundian army of 25,000 is crushed by our army. Ceylon falls to Deccan hands.-posted for Drake who cannot seem to edit the page -Nate
    • ​This is not allowed. -scraw
  • Sultanate of Iran: Firearms continue to develop. The nation has just gotten Sindh as a vassal from the treaty that was signed. More Ottoman style public bathing areas open and aqueducts and sewer systems improve.
    • Emirate of Sindh: Seeing as this was colonized by the Ummayeds in the 8th Century and Hindus are a significant minority, there is little worry of revolt. A Sindh Emir is appointed, and he will be elected similar to the Iranian Sultan. A great mosque is built using Iranian architecture. Persian immigrants move, mixing with the Indians. The Sindh Army stands at some 5000 warriors. They are being armed with the latest Iranian weapons.
    • Emirate of Banten: Persianization of Banten continues. More Persian immigrants move to Banten, mixing in with the natives, sometimes producing mixed children. Cities are built with Iranian architecture. They are being armed with the latest Iranian weapons.
  • Pontus: We develop the ports of Tskhumi, Batumi and Trebizond, in order to sell gold, silver and iron. Ottoman goods are shipped through Tskhumi and Trebizond towards Vladimirgrad, Vasiligrad and other western ports. We begin developing the capital of Batumi further and give Trebizond many trading rights, to appease the Greek Pontic population. We continue trade links with Bulgaria and Russia. Due to Hitler's mania and posession by the Devil and the inaction of the major powers of the East, anti-Eastern Orthodox corruption and pro-Miaphysite propaganda continues to be spread by the government. The Pontine Navy and it's troops delegate a protection cordon around the area of Sicily and Malta, to protect these naval bases from being taken over by the Hitlerites, with supplies being sent to Naples and Ancona to relieve the area from the attacking Hitlerites. The 7000 Pontine join the Papal army and fight against the Hitlerites.
  • Cologne: Archbishop Baldrich breathes a sigh of relief upon the exiting of heretical forces from the Papal States; however, he remains concerned about the Hitlerian influence in France and steps up the strictness of the Holy German Tribunal yet again, truly seeming to gain the name ‘Hammer of the Heretics’. The centre of the tribunal in Cologne cycles steadily through punishments for the now decreasing number of heretic sympathisers in the Holy Roman Empire. The building of roads continues very slowly, as the men out defending the Faith have not yet returned. The Adelphinian Canonesses play a big role in the mid-war running of both Cologne and Essen. Finally, Archbishop Baldrich notices the League of Westphalia with interest – though he still keenly supports Prussia as his ally, he joins the League of Westphalia in the hope that he can secure peace between himself and these principalities etc. surrounding Cologne in the HRE. The Archbishop is not very vocal at League of Westphalia meetings, only bringing up important religious matters and referring to the Imperial Synod. It is clear, however, that he does not wish to fight if a more agreeable solution can be reached with the bigger powers. His influence as the Hammer of the Heretics and leader of one of the biggest trade cities eventually leads a portion of the League of Westphalia to agree with him.
    • Essen: In Neu Deutschland, the Adelphinian Canonesses have been doing much of the standard farming and administrative work in the colony, with several notable canonesses becoming particularly helpful and establishing themselves as leaders of the groups of canonesses who council the Hospitaller Councillors. Meanwhile in Tondo, the Adelphinian Canonesses are overjoyed that Lakan Kalambu is agreeable to their presence and their pursuit of education for all. Using their Adelphinian Missionary’s Guide, created a few years ago in the University of Essen, they are able to effectively set up schools that teach basic literacy and numeracy. The Abbess of Tondo reaches out to Lakan Kalambu to ask whether he would be in favour of founding a University to further the education of Tondoese people. (Tondo, please reply) Meanwhile, Tondoese women have become fully integrated into the Adelphinian Canonesses, and many married Tondoese men have begun to join as deacons. Their children go to the appropriate church schools, and grow up with strong morals and advanced intellect. Back at home, Abbess-General Isengard continues to oversee the affairs of all overseas missions, and notes with interest that the Tondoese have begun to trade with the Burgundians. The silver mines of Essen are growing in popularity for the people of Essen, so she orders the building of further modern infrastructure on the mines. In a few years, more people will hopefully join the workforce there. She also realises with some annoyance that, although the Adelphinian Canonesses have developed a distinct personality, they do not have a distinct habit that differentiates those in the Order of St Adelphina from the Order of St Benedict or the like. Therefore, she sends a few canonesses to a tailor in outer Essen, instructing them to work together to design a pattern for a habit that truly reflects the peaceful, disciplined and giving nature of the Adelphinian Canonesses, noting their worldliness and emphasis on charitable works of mercy in both schools and infirmaries.
  • Kingdom of England and Ireland:  Anne the daughter of the King of England and wife of Kenneth V travels to England to meet with her son and be alongside her ageing father. While the King writes his will in that the event of his death Nigel Farage will become regent until his grandson comes of age his younger brother Edward who is the brother in law of the French king is annoyed by this. More Irish and English people continue to migrate as the Irish rebellion is ended and the rate of enclosure in England increases. The expansions of New Gwynedd north continues with more people settling along the coast. Academic improvement is made with a new set of grammar schools being opened by the King in Ireland and in growing English towns. These are subsided by the Crown while universities are expected to be more proactive in both research and foreign relations with it becoming common for all graduates of Oxford and Cambridge to spend 3 years abroad with most going to European states but some going further afield such as to Asia. As other countries make gains in astronomy Oxford and Cambridge work to catch up while meaningful work on ship design and gunnery is pursued with interest by the Crown. More land in Ireland is cultivated and the construction of canals continues. As the rate of enclosure increases more migrants are sent to New Canterbury while there is heavy recruiting from Africa for available workers. As the colonies in Arcadia are now all connected into one landmass this is better with the colonies trading cotton, tobacco, sugar and other things to go back to England. The Kingdom of England is at 4.1 million people and the Kingdom of Ireland is at 1.3 million. Relations with Scotland are improved as the heir to both countries is now 10 years old. The King decides to change the way forces are raised with a new Royal Army consisting of 6,00 cavalry and 14,000 infantry supported by cannons which is directly commanded by the King rather than the marshals with recruitment being largely freemen mainly from towns or prosperous farmers. This army swears loyalty to the King and is commanded by Nigel Farage. This is not a full- time army but drills for a month every year with people being paid reasonably for their time. Fully equipped all to the same standard by the crown. The officers are less noble and more professional with many coming from Oxford and Cambridge. This annoys many nobles who while have their commitments reduced feel as if they are losing their power as well as taxes required to pay for the army and after Edward suggests that he disagrees many feel support for him.
  • Prussia-Luxembourg: Emperor Wilhelm passes away upon his return to Berlin from the exhaustion of the war with France. His son Otto assumes the throne of Prussia and imidiately calls for elections to elect a new emperor for the Empire. Otto casting two votes for himself (Prussia and Bohemia.) Otto declares his formal support for the traditional institution of the catholic church and condemns the hitlerian forces that ransack the Italian peninsula. Furthermore Otto offers to grant the pope refuge in the HRE should he need to. The Prussian, Bohemian, and Luxembourgish forces are mobolized to defend against incursions carried out by the fanatics to the south or to suppress violence that might occur within the hre if Hitler sympathizers gain more influence. The Baroque style grows in popularity as many artists, and architects develop a more north german interpretation. cultural and scientific development continues as the academic circles in Berlin, Prague, Breslau, and Luxembourg remain amongst the finest institutions in the hre. Expansion of the production of firearms and cannons continues with snaphaunce muskets being established as the standard firearm for distribution to the King's armies. Smoothbore cannons are also produced in larger quantities. Blacksmithies on the orders of the king begin developing a lighter and smaller frame for the canonns to improve their mobility and usage on the battlefield. Naval expansion begins building ships after the Burgundian model. efforts to integrate the Hansa economy and the economy of Prussia begin in earnest as the Reichthaler is standardized as the currency of the Brandenburger domains. The administration of the Hansa is also slowly streamlined into the rest of Prussia as some of the heads of government in Hamburg are designated for Prussian representatives to ensure a continued coordination of Hansa and Prussian Policies. The Hansa Company formally merges with several Prussian Merchant guilds in Stettin, and Konegsberg to form the German Atlantic company, to manage colonial and trade activities. Otto buys a 4th of the stocks himself to further support the efforts of trade and to bring in more money for the crown. Otto formally grants the charter for Laurentia to the German Atlantic Company to settle the recently conquered territories from France. Hansa actvities off the coast of Africa start to expand as well mainly in securing a steadyt supply of slaves. expanaion northbound along the coast of laurentia begins as it expands into otl Uruguay around Montevideo starts to occur ( my colony still hasnt been added to the map, ive had it for a while.) Raiding activities against french ships also begins, due to lingering animosities.In an effort to appease the burgundian lords, Otto offers the Burgundian nobility an agreement in which the Estates General would have complete control over Burgundian affairs aslong as a common foreign policy was applied to benefit both Kingdoms. A secret envoy is sent to the Archbishop of Cologne offering them extensive financing and also increased power in the Rhineland in exchange for starting the process of secularization and for becoming Prussia's voice and ally within Westfalen and german politics. 
    • ​Bohemia: Economic growth starts to occur after years of rebuilding. More germans move into the Valley as more opportunities for working are present specially for blacksmithies, and merchants.
  • United Bulgarian Tsardom: The Empire continues to recover from the aftereffects of the Civil war. The Inkvizitska continues to purge many nobles and those are found to be in dissent of the Tsar and his royal decree. Through the Imperial Diet (which he has packed with sympathizers) he passes a sweeping law, defunding the use of Castles for Fortresses and instead relying on the Strength of our Field Armies, and the Large Fortresses and smaller forts concentrated in the strategic imperial areas. The nobles which remain in power mostly concede to the decree due to the total lack of resources left at their disposal. Only a Few influential families remain out of the total control of the Tsar mostly due to their extreme wealth and long history. The Asen, Velitchkov, Dragovic, Ivankov, all side with the Tsar having been promised extremely lucrative advising jobs to the Tsar. The remaining families of the Moldavian and Greek provinces are much more resistant but similarly powerless unable to truly undermine the Tsar. The Imperial infrastructure continues to be improved and rebuilt. Most notably cities, destroyed or damaged during the war, begin to be rebuilt as well with Bucharest becomming the center of the rebuilding movement in Wallachia. The city has its administrative duties moved to the city of Tarnovo where a noble of the Basarab family has taken control, the cousin family of the current Dracultesti family. Bucharest begins to be majorly renovated and rebuilt as the Tsar encourages large amounts of the rural Bulgar populations in Vlach to migrate and settle within the rebuilding city. While losing a good amount of its Romanian culture it is rebuilt in the imperial cultured fashion which has started to become much more uniform across the empire. The rebuilt city is noticeably akin to Tarnovo,Sofiya,and Vasiligrad which are the most dominant cities in the empire. Bucharest being rebuilt in this style means importantly the elevation of Bucharest to the Status of an Imperial city which can exhert much stricter control over a Province (being the largest or most dominant/influential). The current Imperial cities under near direct control by the Tsar are Vasiligrad, Tarnovo, Sofiya, Belgrade, Visegrad, and Adrianograd leaving only Moldavia and Bosnia prime areas the Tsar lacks control. This is mostly however due to lack of population and the area being vastly frontier. The land reform undertaken as seen normalized division within much of the heartland regions of the empire, and is rolled out into the Vlach province. This noticeably brings a much more orderly land law system which is also pushed into Greece, and the Eastern parts of serbia. Imperial population reaches 8.65 million and growing. 
  • Korea: Due to the lack of silver and the low-value of copper (which is found in abundance), the economy has previously relied on paper money for the medium of exchange. However, the discovery of vast gold reserves in the northern portion of the peninsula provide a new and promising source of bullion (since gold is worth more than silver). Empress Kim Sin-bi declares that issued paper banknotes shall be made out of reinforced cotton fibres (previously it was made out of mulberry bark), hoping to legitimize its value. With the sudden influx of bullion, prices are pegged at a fixed rate to prevent hyperinflation. The central government uses its revitalized wealth to fund infrastructural programs; improving canals and paving roads. Meanwhile, commerce is heavily patronized and promoted whilst industrial complexes are intensively developed. As a result of the Second Korean–Japanese War, which ended in a slight Korean victory, the residents of Tsushima are repatriated and the Jeolla province now administers it. The Kurils are developed as a naval outpost. As part of the bilateral agreement, Korean troops withdraw from Sakha. Nestorian missionary activities in insular Southeast Asia continue. With the trading post founded in Sabah being successful, a fleet led by Admiral Dae Il-sung is dispatched to Papua New Guinea to establish a full-fledged colony. After seeing the state of the locals, he declares that the land must be Koreanized and Christianized under the Nestorian faith. More naval vessels–mainly armoured geobukseon and reconnaissance hyeopseon–are built. Usual militarization and gunpowder-weaponries production persists.
  • Kingdom of Burgundy: Guyana expands 50px west, the Cape Charles Colony, Avelskamp, and Nova Belgica expand by 50px each. New Netherlands expands 50px up the Wacht River (otl Hudson River), and Brasilland expands 50px north. The States-General ratifies King Ottos proposals, content with the autonomy they've earned. King Ottos regent in Burgundy, his mother the Empress Elisabeth, reorganizes the Army of Champagne, a 25,000 strong standing army comprised mostly from the southern territories. This army, however, is based on Prince Maurice of Orange's hastily manned garrisons that held the advance of the French on Dijon. While nobility make up much of the officer contingent, a growing percentage are commoners that showed skill and ability. The size of the army is to fluctuate as it mobilizes and demobilized with the seasons (dropping to as low as 10,000 at the height of the Fall harvest), but that the troops swear loyalty to the Crown is the culmination of the Henrian reforms, the give and take of power between the nobility and the Crown. With Burma declining the Protectorate offer, the East India Company still offers it political and economic support for its reestablishment, as well as a military alliance to help in its defense (mod response please).
  • Japan: Last year, many, especially the Catholics from Nagasaki all the way to Kyoto mourn the death of Shogun Oda Nobunaga, the Fidei Defensor (Defender of the Faith.) The Shogun's death caused internal turmoil and chaos within Japan and lead in the drafting of The Treaty of Nanjing where we secured the independence and sovereignty of the Kingdom of Tali while also becoming a Chinese tributary for 50 years, fortunately with full benefits including trade, thus we now have fullaccess to the lucrative Chinese market and to the advanced Chinese technology and this unprecedented newfound wealth and discovery of technology drives scientific interest in Japan and unleashes the beginning of the Japanese scientifc revolution, starting with new agritcultural methods that increase rice production and thus increase the population of Japan. Domestically, the close friends and family of Oda Nobunaga compete against eachother to secure power in Kyoto, including the Shogun's eldest son, Oda Nobutata, his ally Tokugawa Ieyeasu, and his retainer Toyotomi Hideyoshi who all form the Flower Court with the Emperor. It is agreed to retain power among the successors and contemparies of the former Shogun in order for outsiders to not overthrow the current power base and yearly meetings are convened to discuss the state of Japan. With the loss of the Kurils and the Tsushima to the Koreans in the aftermath of the Second Sino-Japanese War the Flower Court it is decided to settle new land from Taiwan in Borneo (OTL BURNEI) and Sulawesi. The colony directly south of Sakha is also expanded. Meanwhile, the Toi and Sado gold mines are opened with the influx of Chinese wealth and technology and from this newfound wealth we begin to develop Japanese infrastructure, mainly roads and canals, as well as the navy to support the establishment of colonies and trading expeditions with the outside world. We give tributary to China as per the Treaty of Nanjing.
    • Korea: The Empress reluctantly sends a small group of envoys to her erstwhile adversary's funeral and pay their respects to the people of Giapan by giving a small golden statue of a chrysanthemum.
  • Brandenburgian Crown: Otto declares war on the forces loyal to hitler after his outragous claim to the Emperorship of the HRE. 50,000 troops are levied while 15,000 are left behind to protect the Lands of the Brandenburgian Crown. more to be posted in a bit

1607

Hitler conquers Savoy with the help of its people, who rise up in rebellion against France. On the run from French forces, Hitler leads his forces in a daring cross of the Alps. Then he proclaims himself Holy Roman Emperor.

In Scandinavia, an astronomer refines the recently invented telescope.

  • Rashidun Caliphate: Baroque art and architecture begin to take a unique form throughout the Middle East, remodeling the Grand Mosques with imposing facades and theatrical stained glass. Of all the artists, the painter and sculptor Ismail Ishaq becomes the most prominent, with his oil paintings of Quranic events becoming famous the world over. An embassy from the Caliphate goes to Korea to remodel the Mosque of Busan in baroque style. To help Korea reconstruct after their recent conflict, the Caliphate offers to buy their port at Borneo for an unspecified large amount of gold and silver. Education continues to improve, and the middle class of artisans and craftsmen greatly increases. In the Ulema, however, more serious issues arose. The Caliph Ibn Harb, although respected for his relationship to the late Caliph Salih, nonetheless proved to be very obnoxious and disliked, unable to live up to the standards of his predecessor. For this reason, the Ulema decided to collectively vote him out of office, thus setting the precedent for the elective power of the Ulema for the rest of the Caliphate. For three weeks afterward, there was a brief succession crisis, due to the Ulema greatly debated the legality or morality of their action. Ultimately, they simply held a new vote and elected Umar Maryun Al-Nasser Nur-ramah Al-Ruqayya, a cousin of the Great Admiral that still runs the Indian fleet. Trade in the Indian Ocean and East Asia continues, as is the missionaries to various parts of southeast Asia and central Africa. Aceh is again asked to receive political protection from the Caliphate, in order to stave off any future conflict in the region (MOD RESPONSE). The Fatha Al-Farun is completed, although for the time being it is restricted to the navy of the Caliphate only. Seeing the most prestige nation of Venice re-established, the Caliphate offers to open trade.
    • Ottoman Empire: The current Sultan dies, and the succession is curtailed by the Ulema. The Milet system is reformed to clear out previous corruption in the bureaucracy, and to ensure local administration for the Kurdish, Greek and Armenian minorities. The military is slightly downsized.
    • Biarchy of Krete: Also known as the Melukain of Krete in Arabic, the split between the native Greeks and Arabic immigrants is solved by this compromise. Mehmed Yulio is elected the first Emir, along side Basil Jesu who is elected the first Prince. After helping to establish this government, the Ulema releases Krete as an independent state. **The Caliphate offers to sell the island of Naxos to Bulgaria, on the provision that the Arab population is never removed form the island "as long as there is sand on the shore"
    • Emirate of Cyprus: The navy is increased. Economy is improved for the purpose of West Mediterranean trade.
    • Sultanate of Gujarat: Navy and economy improves. The government is very tolerant, in order to appease the Muslim and Hindu populations, but Islam is solely taught in education.The Ayatollah of India is appointed at the seat of administration in Ahmedbad.
    • Bulgarian Dip: Agreed
    • Venetian Dip: Venice agrees to establish trade with the Caliphate.
  • Sultanate of Iran: The port Gamrūn continues to develop and have revival. Firearm technology continues to develop. The sewer system improves, toilets become common, and Ottoman style public baths open up. In Swahili, our gunsmiths help produce great Bombards, advanced Firearms, volley guns, and rockets. Universities begin to open, to study the historical Persian empires and dynasties, such as the Medians, Achaemenids, Parthians, Sassanians, Samanids, Saffarids, as well as the history of this Sultanate's predecessor, the Gurkani, before it fell into decline.
    • Emirate of Sindh: A sewer system opens up in Sindh. The military stands at 5000 men. Hindus are encouraged to move out or convert, but no forced conversions or violence occurs. Persian is adopted as the official language.
    • Emirate of Banten: Persianization continues. The populace slowly converts to Shia Islam, and Iranian Indonesian mixed babies have been born and it continues to happen. The military is being trained in Iranian tactics. Iranian style architecture is built for the cities.
  • Tondo continues to innovate and expand its navy. Trade continues with european nations. The Lakan opens a university in Tondo, aiming to study both western and chinese histories and technologies. The Kinabatangan settlement grows in populaton, and begins to expand north and westward, trading with the Bornan populace as well as exploting its resources. Tondo reaches out to buy the Korean settlement in Borneo. More churches are built, as the christian minority grows. Tondo's art and literature scenes begin to grow faster as the new university allows it a place to develop.
  • Kingdom of England and Ireland: Further work is made on the new Royal Army which answers directely to the Crown is made throughout the year with the army now ready for combat and they are ready to be tested quickly. The King dies this year with 2 claimants to the throne appearing with the King's younger brother Edward regency and demands that the new young King be place in his custody. Edward assembles a force and attempts to grab the King but his mother Anne had already prepared his escape and he narrowly avoids capture. Sir Nigel Farage also leaves London as Edward seizes it. Nigel declares himself Regent in accordance with the former King's will and mobilises the Royal Army. He moves to Northampton castle which his supporters hold and orders the Royal Army to assemble there. Most of the Lords come out for Edward. Around half of the army hold to their oaths sworn to the King and Farage as their commander. With most of the rest remaining neutral due to fears of reprisals against their families and homes. Most of the nobles side with Edward disliking Anne who has lived in Scotland for some time and Farage for his royal patronage. Farage decides to wait until the entire Royal Army is assembled before conducting offensive operations. Edward also asks the lords to raise their own forces to crush Farage and Anne who he claims holds Richard the King hostage. The first battle occurs in Portsmouth when David Cameron, a supporter of Edward and keeper of the Portsmouth defences, is arrested by Micheal Gove, a supporter of Farage, who leads a force of sailors into Portsmouth defences and in a rapid close quarters fight seizes the castle. With Portsmouth castle held by Farage none of the navy can defect to Edward with their ships although many leave rather than join with Farage and Gove. Edward from his force of nobles will have around 20,000 men while Farage will have around 10,000 men and the rest of the country remaining neutral with a. Ireland leans towards Edward but has no ships to move his supporters to England. Anne proposes to Kenneth her husband that the Scottish invade the North of England (Mod response) to distract the Northern lords bleeding away Edward's strength. The first battle of the war is at Banbury as welsh forces marching from Worcester attempt to reach London are repulsed in a tactically inconclusive battle but strategic victory for Farage in that the Welsh fail to link with Edward. Windsor castle which is garrisoned by supporters of Farage is laid siege to by Edward with his army. England watches with anticipation to see who will win.
    • Scotland does this. -scraw
  • Maiam: The country is torn by small Nativist revolts. Nativist and Loyalist conflicts break out in the farther regions of Maian territory, but the core territory of the Yucatan peninsula remains relatively free of conflict. Expansion continues along the southern border, focusing on the coast. Work continues to renovate and update existing buildings and roads and to create plans for future upkeep and renovations. There is some internal turmoil as the dominant Mayans impose their laws and culture on the conquered Mexica. Former Mexican royalty is forced to marry into Mayan lines. Small rebellions are put down. (Note: Mayan and Mexican refer to the cultural groups, Maian refers to the nation as a whole and its government.)
  • African Sultanate of the Maghreb:  Sultan Hamish Al Farrok takes power begins to work on modernizing the army by requesting men from 17-36 to train in the army, as the navy is improved on to defend trading ships.Urban centers begin to grow as trading centers and means of living begin to spread mostly in cities on the coast. We send Muslims missionaries to Angola. Coastal cities are made into trading post in the Desert to help rise the pop. The Navy is worked on as Rabat is made a center of naval action, as Rabat is where most sailors are trained making a Rabat Naval school, that holds harsh rules), A Enovoy of 500 adviors are sent to Mali to train troops in hope of winning over Mali to see favoroable view on us. The Sultanate begin to work on mass producing Arms and begin to copy European way of growing food.We send a trade envoys, along with sending Imams to spread Islam in West Africa and to South Africa mostly in Benin to win them over. We begin to work on creating roads to ease trade routes.The Sultanate begin to expand into the Atlantic coast line by 15px. The city Algiers is made the capital of the Sultanate as its population grows,The 2nd biggest city is Rabat as Naval troops being to start families in the area.The Sultan begins to works on cities by opening markets and trading centers mostly at Algiers. The spread of Islam in Zaire is less about shoving it down people belief but more of gaining trust of people by giving out food and things like that, after gaining trust of people we begin to spread Islam into Ziyi (Kongo).Our ships are sent to trade with Zaire,Mali, and tiny west African states.
    • Tajammad Emirate: The Emirate works on preparing for the cold seasons by collecting firewood during the summer. Walls and Houses are reworked on to defend the "Ansari" from animals. Hunting parties are sent to hunt down animals and eat them, while some are killed for there winter fur. A mosque is made. Nurullah is made the leader. Trade and hunting group finds 3 tribes of the Cone of America (Ona,Haush, and Fuegians) and begins to trade with the Ona people by selling them Caliphate Swords and Bows and new Arms, Nurullah leads up to 600 men mostly armed to help Ona in a Ona Hausha war,The Ona and Tajammadians work side by side as Ona spies would look for enemies and Ona and Tajammadians troops would attack the Hanush with arms, as Ona and Taj troops attack taking land, the coast would be raided by 10 warships, after 4 months of fighting the Hanush tribes are considered beated, The POWs are left to the Ona people to pick their punishment, some parts of Hausha land are left for Tajamadians to settlet on. Due to the way of the New World women are given more physically as in helping create the wall or guarding areas. The port (not the best or biggest) of Tajammad is re made along with ocean defense walls and gun ports made along with 50 cannons.The population stands at 4,230 people with a slow rise in pop.
  • Russia: Czar Dimitri dies, he is succeeded by his heir Ivan. Ivan continues Russia's conquest into Siberia at 40px. The population has reached 14.5 Million after the 300,000 drop recovered in the Civil War. Ivan though condemning Hitler does see the lunatic as a possible distraction to geopolitical enemies of the Tsardom. Ivan meanwhile spends his time usually with his family on summer vacations not wishing to inter fear with Politics but he is involved still. Ivan complains on how he never wanted to be Czar, and would rather hand it over to his Brother Vadim. In the various weapons manufacturers across the nation the decision is taken to make a hybrid gun of the Iranian base, and western parts. The Gunsmiths wish to buy a few guns from Prussia to try and make a cheap but still efficient weapon (player reponse plz).
  • Kingdom of Burgundy: Guyana expands 50px west. The Cape Charles Colony, Avelskamp, and Nova Belgica expand by 50px each. New Netherlands expands 50px up the Wacht River (otl Hudson River). Brasilland expands 50px north. With Burma accepting the offers of aid and Alliance, the East India Company establishes several offices to help facilitate their aid. The population of Singapur (Singapore) rises immensely as it grows as a trade center. With Hitler invading the Empire from Savoy, the Army of Champagne, reinforced to 50,000 troops is dispatched under the Duke of Guise to intercept Hitler, sending out a call for assistance to Austria and the Swabian states (mod response please) (Scraw idk if this is fine for your Hitler arc).
  • Pontus: We develop the ports of Tskhumi, Batumi and Trebizond, in order to sell gold, silver and iron. Ottoman goods are shipped through Tskhumi and Trebizond towards Vladimirgrad, Vasiligrad and other western ports. We begin developing the capital of Batumi further and give Trebizond many trading rights, to appease the Greek Pontic population. We continue trade links with Bulgaria and Russia. Due to Hitler's mania and posession by the Devil and the inaction of the major powers of the East, anti-Eastern Orthodox corruption and pro-Miaphysite propaganda continues to be spread by the government. While our army garrisons Northern Italy against future attacks, the navy begins to spur on trade again in Italy. 
  • United Bulgarian Tsardom: The empire noticeably has rebuilt much of the infrastructural damage from the war and the city of Bucharest now is renamed to "Oured" which is a major language shift with the name being Slavonic rather than Bulgar, Serb, or Romainian. The Slavonic language is more heavily involved within imperial administration with the various high nobles, merchants, and officials taking over all speaking this modern Slavonic also known as "Belkan", "Balkan" or "Jugoslavic" as the more unified national identity taking hold begins to emerge. In some cases many Bulgars, Serbs, and Vlachs all consider themselves Belkan. This national identity very noticeably stems from the inability of the Balkan states to initially resist the incursions of Venetians, Hungarians, Ottomans, and Germans. The peoples having been fed up with outside interference are very supportive of the monarchy which has more or less gone out of its way to adapt and do land reacquisitions to further satisfy the provinces, as well as top tier marriages between many of the nobility of the empire with Serbian and Bulgarian noticeably having high intermarriage rates. The Slavonic tongue which takes hold also spreads into the Church and Military facets of the empire as military orders, and church sermons are conducted in the new under adoption "Belkan" Language. The imperial population reaches 8.6 million. The military force is maintained in Ancona. The Bulgarian imperial naval sails into naxos assuming control and creating transfer government to handle integration into the empire. More direct control is taken in Slovenia as imperial investment pours into the area.
  • Japan: The exchange of knowledge and ideas from China, Korea, Burgundy, Iberia, and the Papal States spread like wildifre throughout Japan and serves as the impetus for the immense interest of knowing about the natural world and the Emperor and the Flower Court invests in scientific research and its application in Japan, which is fueled by the desire to surpass China as the most technologically advanced nation on Earth and take China's place as the center of the Earth. By far the most practical knowledge, however, is Chinese agritcultural methods, particularly those that increase the yield of rice throughout the nation of Japan and thus greatly boosts the Japanese population. This year Toyotomi Hideyoshi dies and is succeeded by his son Toyotomi Hideyori. Tokugawa Ieyeasu, the last of the old guard, is still alive, but he is ageing, and is preparing his son Tokugawa Hidetata. In Brunei, the colonization of Brunei ceases as we discover thr existence of the Brunei Sultanate and thus we move our colony elsewhere to the mouth and delta of the Kapuas River. The southern Sakha and Sulawesi colonies both expand by 50 px and we send our yearly tribute to China. Gold mining continues.
  • Korea: At the age of thirty-nine, Empress Kim Sin-bi chooses her fifteen-year old son Kim Hoseok to be the heir apparent. With the scholarly sarim faction of the imperial court consolidating their power and influence, after experiencing three consistent pro-sarim reigns, Confucianism continues to cement itself as the dominant philosophy. However, Confucianism as a religion continues to lose favour among the population. Studies on other philosophies are heavily restricted, and philosophy becomes more of a marginalized subject within the imperial examination system. Further mining operations in northern Korea are opened, extracting iron, coal, as well as precious metals such as copper and gold. The usage of both copper and gold-based coinage persists, steadily replacing paper money. The fixed price rate is further asserted to prevent the risk of hyperinflation. The central government uses its revitalized wealth to fund infrastructural programs; improving canals and paving roads. Meanwhile, commerce is heavily patronized and promoted whilst industrial complexes are intensively developed. Usual militarization continues. Tsushima and the Kuril islands are resettled with Koreans, after having their local populations repatriated to Japan. Both islands are developed as naval outposts to check on the Japanese navy. The trading post in Sabah, while successful, is deemed not beneficial to Korean interests and thus sold to Tondo. The Korean colony (now named Haejagang) in Papua New Guinea is enlarged, while Admiral Dae Il-Sung, who headed the expeditionary fleet dispatched there, assumes the role of Governor–General. Missionaries are sent to local villages asking their chiefs to submit under Christianity (MOD RESPONSE). Other Nestorian missionary activities in insular Southeast Asia, principally in Tondo and Majapahit, continue.

1608

Apple Sauce grows in popularity all over western Europe. Everyone loves it. Even Hitler.

Tali submits to be a vassal of China, but the vast cultural differences between the north and south still holds. 

There are a bunch of Warring States in Australia, mmkay?

Hitler stays hiding in Switzerland, where he is well received among the people.

Don't delete my events again. You know who you are.


  • Aryavarta: The council decides to fund the expansion of universities. Universities and cities expand. We accept the Hindus moving out from Sindh. The choice of conversion or resettlement is given to the Muslims but they are not forced. A large Jain temple completes construction on Mount Abu. Coal mining begins in Raniganj. Magadhi culture continues to establish and assert itself. The University of Ujjain and Gaya in collaboration with the TICI continues research on Mathematics and Physics. Magadhi culture exerts its influence over Delhi. A revival in Gupta architecture emerges. The cities continue to expand.
  • Papal States: With the Holy Roman Emperor entering the war against Hitler with full force, the Papal-led coalition is rejuvinated, and many men join up to fight under the crossed keys of the Papal banner. Pope Innocent, greatly thankful for the Archbishop of Cologne's assistance in suppressing heresies in the Empire, raises him to the Cardinalate. In other news, the letter from the Abbess-General of Essen is received warmly in Rome, and the Pope's Prefect of Missions grants permission for other missionary territories to allow married men to be admitted to the diaconate.
  • You do know 55,000 troops from Venice and Bulgaria still occupy the Ancona area right? -Feud
  • Swahili: We continue our agriculture policies. The royal guards continue capturing slaves. Seeing the continued success of the bank of Mogadishu, several rich merchants, landlords or industrialists,including many mine owners, decides to open their own banks. Areas interior to Mobassa and Malindi is colonized. We also send out conquistadors to expand northwards into more northern Somalia. We continue development of Madagascar. With Iranian weapons, the first full firearm regiment is trained and will be used as the elite force. After years of development, the Marine Ministry designed the newest line of Swahili ships. The newest ships had around 30 to 40 cannons each, a length of 55 m, a beam of around 10 m, three masts and a burden of close to 1000 tons. The Marine Ministry orders the construction, as outdated ships are sold to merchants. We establish a permanent delegation in Damascus and Isfahan.
  • Korea: With continued spread of Christianity, with most adherents following a highly syncretic corrupted form of Nestorianism, the small but active conservative faction of the imperial court radicalizes. This prompts Empress Kim Sin-bi to conduct another political purge, reestablishing Hwataedo as a penal colony for exiled gentry-men. She also uses this as an opportunity to launch an investigation into the properties of the bureaucratic class, and seize any unregistered properties and give them to landless peasants or tenant farmers. With the discovery of large reserves of precious metals within northern Korea, Korean paper currency is backed up by them and their monetary value stabilizes. The outflow of gold-based bullion is heavily regulated, with quotas being placed on its shipment. However, there are no such regulations enacted on copper-based bullion, which is found in abundance. The central government uses its revitalized wealth to fund infrastructural programs; improving canals and paving roads. Meanwhile, commerce is heavily patronized and promoted whilst industrial complexes and the military are both intensively developed. Haejagang further expands, with Governor–General Dae Il-Sung ordering two separate expeditionary fields to explore the eastern flanks of the island. An additional five hundred colonists are sent to the colony, pushing the total population to seven hundred residents. With land constraints, settlers are told to burn down jungles to pave way for cultivated land. Having received no response from the locals, he rebuffs the proposal (for local village chiefs to convert to Christianity) (MOD RESPONSE). Eager to establish a foothold in insular Southeast Asia, missionaries are sent to the frontier regions of Majapahit hoping to convert its locals under Christianity.
  • Veneto: A stalemate takes place on the front with no battles happening. Giovanni Contarini still awaits the Pope to negotiate a peace treaty. Giovanni Contarini meets with his brother Bartolomeo Contarini, where he apologizes for his wrongdoings and the two brothers work out some details of the framework of the peace treaty between them, as they both agree that the Venetian Republic should be restored. But obviously for any meaningful negotiations to start Bartolomeo Contarini awaits for the Pope to come to the table.
    • Papal Diplomacy Given Contarini's apparent change of heart, the Pope sends an ambassador to Venice. He asks that Giovanni abdicate in favour of his brother, and that Venetoan troops pull out of the Papal States.
  • United Bulgarian Tsardom: The Empire has mostly recovered from the civil war in terms of infrastructural and economic damage, but the damage to the Psyche of the Bulgar populace remains extreme. The Betrayal of the Greeks in particular has weighed heavily as their general autonomy given under the empire was extreme. The Tsar and many nobles however have come to an agreement that the Serbians have not only proven their worth but are given positions of extreme importance with 1 of the three imperial field marshalls now a serbian as was as the Imperial Patriarch. The establishment of Slavonic further into imperial holdings and administration continues with more merchants, military, and church matters all being conducted in the modernized slavonic. In universities it is required of the attendees to learn slavonic as much of the curriculumn as been translated to Belkan Slavonic to further standardize the language. The Tsar himself and his most trusted advisors now exclusively speak Slavonic while only reverting to their home tongues when forced too. The Tsars wife also learns as does the children with Kaloyan noticeably speaking Slavonic exclusively over Bulgarian. This linguistic shift is notable for its realtively quick uptake but also being akin to Latin in uptake as the Imperial bereucracy takes great care to implement it across the board. The Bulgarian population grows more as it reaches 8.7 million and growing. The population begins to boom as the settlement of the Vlach plain has reached a critical mass with the transfer of Bucharest into the city of Oured. Many of the original inhabitands of Ohrid in Macedonia move to this city for cultural reasons as many of the original cities documents are migrated to the new city of Oured in the province of Vlach. The majority of the names in Slavonic however are standardized as well with City names taken after great leaders being given primacy leaving many Serbian and Bulgar names in tact. The Imperial forces in Ancona remain and establish defensive lines inside venice to prevent a wrap around maneuver from the Papal forces should they look to crush the Bulgar expedition. In regards to the re-organization of the imperial provincial system, the Tsar notices that outside of the Imperial homeland Serbia has become the most productive of the provinces. This brings the Tsar to Belgrad (slight name change) bringing the Tsar into contact with the royal officials in Serbia of the Dragovic family. He notices that many Serbians have not only seen the Empire as a Great Homeland for all the Slavic peoples, but also a state built to resist the incursions of outside powers. Since the invasion of the Ottomans all those years ago caused so much damage to the balkans, the respect given to the Bulgars and Vlachs for not only pushing islam in its entirety from the Balkans, but also diplomatically treating with superpowers such as the Caliphate on equal terms (and getting solid trade benefits out of the deal) as well as the vast uptick in bullion mining has brought the Balkans out of a dark age. The Serbian peoples coloquially adopt Vasili Asen-Dracultesti as the great Hero of Serbia and the Great Hero of all the South Slavs. The Serbians noticeably invest vast amounts of money and trust into the Imperial systems which the current Tsar Vasili notices and takes appreciation for as he rewards many serbians with vast sums of money and prestigious imperial annointments for their loyalty and their quick rising of Serbia from low level province to Second only to Bulgarias heartland. The Tsar begins codifying a document which will give rise to a Kingdom of all the South Slavs under the Dracultesti Family hoping to capitalise on the good will he has garned with many Vlachs, and Serbians the two largest non Bulgar ethnicities. Their relative consideration as brought them on the path to unity through the ethnic term "Belkan" which has come to address the Slavic peoples of the balkans elsewhere in Germany, Italy, and Russia which is backed up by many important nobles including the Tsar himself who sees the term as a massive shift in the ethnic based politics formerly in the balkans to one of unity based around preventing another incursion such as the Ottoman or Hungarian incursions of the previous centuries.
  • Sultanate of Iran: Sultan Farzad Souroushpour purges unpopular nobles. Souroushpour could be considered a populist Sultan, however, he is not only a populist to the people, but also to the majority of the nobles, who want the unpopular arab former Abbasid minority purged. Universities continue to open up. The sanitation and sewer system improves, with aqueducts uniting them. Ottoman style public baths open up. Recently, the heavy cavalry units have been getting lighter armor, even brigandine armor, to adopt to changing tactics, and being armed with handguns. This is done to keep Iran on par with it's potential enemies. Meanwhile, in the universities, the ancient and pre modern Iranian Empires and Sultanates are being studied.
    • Emirate of Sindh: The highly populated area of Sindh's military grows to 10,000. Hindu's move to Aryavarta. Iranian style architecture and infrastructure is adopted. Iranian elites and the Indian begin to mix. The Iranian rulers begin to adopt Indian culture. Emir Mirza Nur-ud-din Beig Mohammad Khan Salim, a former Gurkani noble, descendant of Timur, is declared Emir of Sindh and Indianizes in his image.
    • Emirate of Banten: Shia Islam continues to spread. The military is trained in Iranian tactics. Iranians and Indonesians begin to give birth to mixed children. The cities are built in Iranian style architecture.
  • Tondo continues to innovate and expand its navy. Trade continues with european nations. Construction continues of the university in Tondo, attracting both foreign and domestic scholars. The Kinabatangan settlement grows in populaton, and begins to expand north and westward, trading with the Bornan populace as well as exploting its resources. Tondo reaches out to buy the Korean settlement in Borneo. More churches are built, as the christian minority grows. Tondo's art and literature scenes begin to grow faster as the new university allows it a place to develop.
    • Korea OOC: It was already given to Tondo as of last turn.
  • Kingdom of England and Ireland: With both sides now having their full armies and the battle winding on. Nigel Farage has 10,000 troops in Northampton while Edward has 6,000 troops up north fighting the Scottish, 11,000 in London besieging Windsor castle and 3,000 besieging Portsmouth. Farage decides to strike before Edward can further cement his control and take Portsmouth and Windsor castle as well as he struggles to feed his army from the Midlands. Farage gathers his army quietly and sets off with 8,000 men leaving 2,000 at Northampton and speed marches towards Windsor in just 2 days. The secrecy and speed of Farage's advance takes Edward by surprise who had expected more forewarning. He rather than marching out to meet Farage decides to halt south of Thames convinced Farage means to attack him at Windsor and not London itself. Farage arrives and camps north of the Thames for 3 days facing Edward's army deployed on the opposite bank. The 2 opposing armies start a gunnery battle with cannons from Windsor castle hitting Edward's batteries from behind. During this time Farage's men start to cut down trees on mass and construct a large assembly of rafts with materials being raided from homes. On the first night Farage's men launch a series raids up and down the river throughout the night. This continues into the second day and night testing both sides. Finally on the third night since the start of their encampment Farage launches a full scale crossing of the Jubilee river onto Eton island. When Edward hears about this attack he moves his own forces across the Thames to Eton and a night fight breaks out. A force of Pike men for Farage occupies Eton college and after Edward attempts to storm the school fighting inside the building breaks out as both sides send in more troops and a number of the historic buildings catch fire after artillery is brought in. Eton Wick is the subject of a cavalry clash. Dawn breaks and both sides desperately try and form a battle line as Edward's forces are plagued by cannon fire disrupting their formation. Farage deems his forces ready first and charges into Edward's stationary forces with his pike holding the calvalry at Eton wick in place while an initial musket volley followed by a cavalry charge at Edward's pike causes Edward to lose his nerve and order his troops to retreat. While having superior numbers and in the heat of battle no side had the advantage he could have carried the day but his attempt to retreat over the Thames goes poorly as Farage's army follow Edward's men to the river and pursue them as they attempt to ford it. The battle ends as Edward retreats and the siege of Windsor is broken. Farage sets off with his army and marches east into London before Edward as Edward has to march around a bend in the Thames and Farage seizes London. Farage had taken around 3,000 casualties and Edward 4,000. Edward heads to Canterbury while Richard is crowned King in London. With the fall of London, Farage is able to halt and raise new troops while Edward suffers defections with some of his subordinates blaming him for the loss at Eton. Farage holds his main force at London while sends out detachments to seize Oxford and Cambridge and relieve Portsmouth and so the besiegers of Portsmouth also retreat to Canterbury. 
  • Rashidun Caliphate: Caliph Al-Ruqayya, one of the oldest members of the Ulema before being elected, turns out to be one of the most pious and holy-devoted Caliph of the Rashidun (well, there's only been three, but it's still alot, ok?). Anyway, the Caliph spends much of his early reign focusing on the piouty and spiritual purity of the empire, setting up several new mosques and making many rulings on Friday litergy. Due to the shift of music within the Caliphate over the last few generations, a selection of hymns made in the last century are inserted in the Friday worship along side the traditional prayers. At the same time, however, a new style of music starts to be developed, consisting of a more vibrant theme with larger variation of key. Ismail Ishaq's career of art continues to impress many people. This year, his most famous work of art was a mural titled The School of Baghdad, depicting an anachronistic panal of Greek and Muslim scholars throughout history. Missionaries are sent to Southeast Asia, particularly Burma and Java, as well as Central Africa and the New World. In oder to provide better relations with East Asian trade, funding for missionaries there are scaled back and devoted to the spread of Islam elsewhere. Our alliances with the Muslim Sultanates in the Indian Ocean continues to be strengthened, with a central headquarters in Damascus. The Ziyadi sect of Islam continues to be seen as more similar than different to some notable scholars in Iraq. Determined to not be shown up by the piety of the Pope, the Caliphate fully transitions to the use of contracted servitude, and will no longer supply the slave market. Caliph Al-Ruqqaya hopes this will help to show the peace of Islam and help spread the religion in Africa much faster. 
  • Russia:The Czar applauds the death of Hitler's ambitions. Czar Ivan also see's the time of making Russia a modern superpower. With any real slavery abolished by his Grandfather Vladimir, he sets on a coarse of consolidating his power. He slowly begins the eradication of the provincial wide governing program, an end of democracy. No one questions him. The noble class is dead which leaves him with no opposition. The people are amazed by this sudden move of power. For no one in the peasant class questions him after the civil war and the deaths of Saltykov and Petrov. Things start to become suspicious after one of his advisors Andrei Sergenovsky is mysteriously executed on terms of undermining the legitimacy and safety of the Czar. One Jew, Elazar Tanganovich is elevated to be Ivans right hand man. Many under Tanganovich's secret police, the KZU (Royal Protection Unit) of Cossacks would lynch and hang many democratic advocates and constitutional monarchists in the streets claiming they worked for Petrov in the day or were secret Muslims, or traitors in general.
  • African Sultanate of the Maghreb:  Sultan Hamish Al Farrok takes power begins to work on modernizing the army by requesting men from 17-36 to train in the army, as the navy is improved on to defend trading ships.Urban centers begin to grow as trading centers and means of living begin to spread mostly in cities on the coast. We send Muslims missionaries to Angola. Coastal cities are made into a hub of trading to help rise the pop. The Navy is worked on as Rabat is made a center of naval action, as Rabat is where most sailors are trained making a Rabat Naval school, that holds harsh rules), A Enovoy of 500 adviors are sent to Mali to train troops in hope of winning over Mali to see favoroable view on us. The Sultanate begin to work on mass producing Arms and begin to copy European way of growing food.We send a trade envoys, along with sending Imams to spread Islam in West Africa and to South Africa mostly in Benin to win them over. We begin to work on creating roads to ease trade routes.The Sultanate begin to expand into the Atlantic coast line by 15px. The city Algiers is made the capital of the Sultanate as its population grows,The 2nd biggest city is Rabat as Naval troops being to start families in the area.The Sultan begins to works on cities by opening markets and trading centers mostly at Algiers. The spread of Islam in Zaire is less about shoving it down people belief but more of gaining trust of people by giving out food and things like that, after gaining trust of people we begin to spread Islam into Ziyi (Kongo).Our ships are sent to trade with Zaire,Mali, and tiny west African states.
    • Tajammad Emirate: The Emirate works on preparing for the cold seasons by collecting firewood during the summer. Walls and Houses are reworked on to defend the "Ansari" from animals. Hunting parties are sent to hunt down animals and eat them, while some are killed for there winter fur. A mosque is made. Nurullah is made the leader. Trade and hunting group finds 3 tribes of the Cone of America (Ona,Haush, and Fuegians) and begins to trade with the Ona people by selling them Caliphate Swords and Bows and new Arms. Nurullah begins his trade with the Ona giving them more weaponry, a second envoy is sent to the Ona King asking for a 2nd war of expation on the Fuegian tribes (MOD).  Due to the way of the New World women are given more physically as in helping create the wall or guarding areas. The port (not the best or biggest) of Tajammad is re made along with ocean defense walls and gun ports made along with 50 cannons.The population stands at 4,230 people with a slow rise in pop.
  • Knights Hospitaller: The Knights have a have a population of around 80,000 (Colonists and 1% growth) and have a navy of ten ships. In New Rhodes, their is a build up in our industry by offering grants for skilled colonists. Immigration speeds up to 3000 a year due to land grants and the religious in Italy as we offer refuge to the people affected by the war. Due to our small size our population can only provide 800 soldiers though we make sure that they are highly trained. We have finished the restructuring and rearming of the military into a modern army trained in Iberian tactics. With expanded Papal funding and Burgundian investment we begin to restart expansion soon after the reorganisation of the military. The knights try to get the Christian chieftains under their control. We also begin spreading around the idea of a confederacy of the tribes, of a nation where all may prosper and discover new lands and we hope through this journey we might be able to usher one into fruition.
    • Maryland: The colony of Maryland is small with around 38,500 colonists and 6000 native converts. We build a medical school in Maryland in order to combat new diseases while we also build a ship yard to help with trading. We finish colonising Manatee county though we stop to populate our lands and consolidate our claims. We increase our efforts in sending missionaries north hoping to convert more of the natives while we also attempt to convert native leaders, we also focus on gaining more influence with the Seminoles in the north and after many years we seem to be making significant progress. We try to get the Christian natives to ally or to be become our vassals. The natives have been almost completely assimilated into our society after decades of conversion and education.
    • New Crete: It has a population of 4250, Andros Island is fully colonized though we halt expansion and consolidate.
    • Neues Deutschland: We settle in OTL Alabama in OTL Mobile county with a population of 12,500 colonists who are majority German. We have fully colonized Escamba colony and halt expansion to build infrastructure. We begin sending experts to start industry in the colony as well as to set up farms and plantations. We send an expedition of soldiers and missionaries to make peaceful contact with the natives and help convert the natives. We begin to try to make peaceful relations with the natives and prevent further conflict.

JAPAN: The colony in the Kapuas river is once again halted and burnt to the round by Borneo, and it is discoverd thathe ate of Borneo xists and iseds compromis3s of the land w ed colonial tipns in us the nagy and hr army is olized for wwr. ver, in yKoto re is restiantce 5o this zation and thr xentral government fals apart orarily

1609

 Hitler emerges in Southern Germany. Meanwhile, the League of Westphalia agrees to join Prussia against Hitler, as does Austria.

The Scandinavian astronomer who invented the telescope uses his device to examine the stars.

The largest fire in history burns Toledo to the ground.

King Philip VII of France sends 1000 men to aid his brother-in-law in England but is forced to use the rest of his men to quell rebellion in Savoy and to fight Hitler.

  • Cologne: Archbishop-Patriarch Baldrich is completely alarmed by the rise of Hitler in Southern Germany. However, his Holy German Tribunal, started just under a decade ago, comes out yet again in strong force, apprehending heretics and encouraging locals to turn in any potential Hitlerites all through the Holy Roman Empire, including in Southern Germany. The Cologne military, having finished up in the Papal States, continues to fight Hitler on this new front with renewed vigour. Many Kolsch men, originally from Southern Germany, are particularly incensed in the fight and lead the military in songs of war about holy Christendom to boost morale. They fight tooth-and-nail. Back home, Baldrich leads vast groups of people in prayer and there are many voluntary recruitments to the military. Another 1000 men are sent to join the fight against Hitler. In other news, the envoy from Prussia is received and secretly returned with the assurance that Cologne agrees, but doesn’t want to start such a process whilst in the middle of a war. Archbishop Baldrich concludes the letter with a prayer for Prussian soldiers fighting the great demonic heresy of Hitlerism.
    • Essen: The canonesses in Tondo are excited about the building of a University, and get straight to work creating new texts that incorporate what they have learnt of local Tondo with the western and Christian traditions. Their classes include increasingly mixed groups of children (in schools) and young adults (in universities). Several canonesses hone their pottery skills and present locally-inspired pottery to the Lakan, thanking him for taking them in and making them feel welcome. Many canonesses begin to learn the Tondoese local languages. Initially, they struggle with the words unfamiliar to their tongue. Meanwhile in Neu Deutschland, the groups of canonesses have established de-facto leaders as the major consultant to the Knights Hospitaller Councillor for each colony/state, and apply to the Abbess-General Isengard for a change to the Order that allows the creation of a new particular role for the leader of a group of missionary canonesses charged with counselling political leaders and contributing towards decentralisation in order to make sure the people’s voices are heard, especially among the locals. Later that year, Abbess-General Isengard returns a decree to them officially creating the title “Canoness-Consul” for their currently-de-facto leaders of the group of canonesses. Finally, back home, Abbess-General Isengard finally receives word from the tailors: finally, they are taking the habits to Isengard. The habits remain black and white, but are embroidered on the front left with the Adelphinian symbol, dreamt up by the tailor: a cornflower, to represent St Adelphina’s acts of kindness and charity, overlaid with a silver set of scales to represent justice and discipline. The aqua of the roof of Essen Abbey is used to colour the cornflower symbol, and the black habit is accompanied by an aqua-and-white veil. Abbess-General Isengard is overjoyed, and a prayer is said over the Tomb of St Adelphina before the canonesses in conjunction with the tailor begin to make more of the habits.
  • Papal States: News of the invtevention by German and Austrian troops against the heretic Hitler is greeted with great joy in Rome, galvanising the war effort. The Papal Nuncio to Venice reiterates his request of last year: that Giovanni abdicate in favour of his brother, and that Venetian troops pull out of the Papal States. Also, another envoy is sent to the Bulgarians in Ancona. The envoy thanks them for helping against the Hitlerites, and for providing a buffer between the Papal Army and the Hitler-Allied Venetians, but he suggests that now that Venice and the Pope are at the negotiating table, they could begin to pull out of Ancona and join the main front to the North if they like. In other news, the Bishop of Nagasaki in Giapan, tired of having to journey to Tondo to ordain deacons and priests for the Adelphinian-led Mission there, writes to the Adelphinian Abbess in Tondo, asking for her to nominate one of her priests to be consecrated a bishop when he visits next year. The Missions in the New World, Japan, China, Korea continue. In Angola and Southern Africa, the Immaculata continue their missionary efforts, joined in places by the Franciscans and Dominicans. They establish shools and infirmaries, and try to win the hearts, minds, and souls of the locals. They also try to introduce European knowledge to the local rulers.
  • Venice: Giovanni Contarini agrees to abdicate in favor of his younger brother, Bartolomeo Contarini, but not before issuing his last command, to pull the vast majority of the Venetian army out of Ancona and join the war against Hitler in the main front to the North to appease the Pope. However around 5.000 men remain in Ancona. His wife Caterina is furious but she is appeased by some rather expensive jewelries. Bartolomeo Contarini as soon as he takes power, he proclaims the re-establishment of the Venetian Republic. The Great Council of Venice is also reestablished, however the power of the Doge is very much strengthened from what it was before and central power in the New Republic is also very much strenghtened. With Bartolomeo hailed by many as the liberator of Venice and the hero of the Venetian Republic, his opponents for the office of the Doge, are unable to gather a any significant ammount of votes. Thus Bartolomeo Contarini is elected as Doge of Venice. Both Bartolomeo Contarini and Giovanni Contarini arrive in the north to lead the Venetian army against Hitler. We offer England a trade agreement.
    • Pontine diplomacy: We offer trade agreements. 
  • Sultanate of Iran: Sultan Farzad Souroushpour purges unpopular nobles. Souroushpour could be considered a populist Sultan, however, he is not only a populist to the people, but also to the majority of the nobles, who want the unpopular arab former Abbasid minority purged. Universities continue to open up. The sanitation and sewer system improves, with aqueducts uniting them. Ottoman style public baths open up. Recently, the heavy cavalry units have been getting lighter armor, even brigandine armor, to adopt to changing tactics, and being armed with handguns. This is done to keep Iran on par with it's potential enemies. Meanwhile, in the universities, the ancient and pre modern Iranian Empires and Sultanates are being studied. Many Iranians argues that an elected monarchy is the only way to prevent another "foreign dynasty" from taking power, whether it be Turkic or Arab. These minorities are still treated well, however they become increasingly Iranized and blend into the culture. Iranians mixing with Arabs or Turks is commonplace.
    • Emirate of Sindh: The highly populated area of Sindh's military grows to 15,000. Hindu's move to Aryavarta. Iranian style architecture and infrastructure is adopted. Iranian elites and the Indian begin to mix. The Iranian rulers begin to adopt Indian culture. Emir Mirza Nur-ud-din Beig Mohammad Khan Salim, a former Gurkani noble, descendant of Timur, is declared Emir of Sindh and Indianizes in his image.
    • Emirate of Banten: Shia Islam continues to spread. The military is trained in Iranian tactics. Iranians and Indonesians begin to give birth to mixed children. The cities are built in Iranian style architecture. Banten this year has gotten a printing press.
    • Venetian Dip: We offer a trade agreement to Iran.
    • Iranian Dip: The Iranians agree.
  • United Bulgarian Tsardom: The Empire continues to centralize heavily under the Tsar as he assumes more and more direct control over the affairs of the state. Tsar Vasili heavily invests into Serbia attempting to push more loyalty and unity in the empire. The Psyche of the bulgar peoples having suffered some of their worst casualties to date in civilian terms from the civil war finally overcomes this. A concept of brethren is adopted within mainline bulgar culture which links it with the Serbian, Vlach, and now Moldavian cultures. The concept of a national identity emerges from the shared struggles of the Balkan peoples, and in many cases the Bulgar majority making up over half of the imperial population, is accepting of the other slavic/slavicized cultures within the empire, with Serbians and Vlachs being generally just regional peoples rather than entirely seperate ethnicities. The Tsar promotes the Belkan concept referring to the citizens of his empire as Belkan citizens, rather than Bulgars, Serbs etc.. He instead institutes a new system of citizenship officially ending the now dying practice of Serfdom in the empire. This citizenship places people as citizens of the empire and allows many to claim full citizenship in the empire for a simple small payment for registration, and documentation purposes. This system is given over to the imperial bereaucracy which establishes a massive empire wide registry and is able to requisition many of the funds for this from the Tsar. This Citizenship concept brings many to believe that as Citizens of the empire they all have equal stake, and are all equally valued rather than a singular group. The most notable groups which do not gain citizenship are the remaining Greeks and Albanians who due to their rebellious nature are demonized to a certain degree having been the cause of nearly half a million dead bulgars in the last century, as well as other numbers of Serbians. Rather than take a more independent approach to the empire, the Serbians actively throw themselves into the administration of the empire, showing their clear skill for administration, as well as their previous status as elite legionairres, the City of Belgrad is even made a greater Imperial city as the Tsar is impressed with the already large cultural acheivements of the Serbian peoples. He takes great interest in promoting and integrating Serbian peoples cultures and tradition into the now evolving greater Balkan culture. The Slavonic language continues to be implemented as the official codified alphabet based on Cyrillic is released, and many documents begin to be translated into Slavonic. Most of the general libraries and universities across the empire under imperial decree have seen their entire collections translated and rebuilt into this Slavonic "Belkan" language. The Original copies however are brought to Sofiya where the Great Printing presses of the Tsar reside and 4 copies of the significant books are made all in their original languages as well as Slavonic language. The originals are all taken to the Tsars personal library in Vasiligrad and the dual language copies are all transported to the Great Libraries located across the empire in Vasiligrad, Tarnovo, Belgrad, and now Oured propogating a massive spread of the language for scholars and studies. More modern practices begin to be put into place as well in cities with city planners noticeably putting sewer systems and the better access to water major priorities. Cleanliness is also much more noticeable due to the high class system in the empire which puts Cleanliness as a major tenant of the imperial culture. The concept of remaining dirty is something thats seen as barbaric and uncouth and many of the nobility have already taken to the trend. This combined with newer more updated farming methods such as rotating crop systems (not the modern one the one right before that one) and just gross surplus of food in general the population of the empire starts to boom, specifically in the Vlach Plains and the Serbo-Bulgarian provincial border regions. The intermarriages in those border regions foster a sense of cooperation between the two groups even further bridging gaps between the now ever more similar cultures. This trend in cleanliness seems to be taken from widely regarded scholars and civic engineers who have extensively studies old roman texts gathering real data about aquaducts, sewage planning, and other marvels that were once put into use by the Roman empire. With all this information readily available it begins to be widely put into practice as the size of imperial cities begin to neccessitate it. Using the established route of the Papal envoys heading to asia, The Tsar embarks a 7 ship fleet with 4 ships to be sent to Japan and another 3 send to Korea. They will leave together split up while in asia, and then recongregate to leave back to Europe. (KK and Candies accept my envoys plzzzz). Bulgars ships sail to Malta offering them protection as a vassal to the empire while serving with relatively high autonomy (MOD)
    • Korea: The Empress accepts the Bulgar emissaries.

Japan: The Emperor recieves the Bulgarian emissaries during a time of at internal chaos, hoping that they will help restore Inperial order.

  • Knights Hospitaller: The Knights have a have a population of around 83,800 (Colonists and 1% growth) and have a navy of ten ships. In New Rhodes, their is a build up in our industry by offering grants for skilled colonists. Immigration speeds up to 3000 a year due to land grants and the religious in Italy as we offer refuge to the people affected by the war. Due to our small size our population can only provide 830 soldiers though we make sure that they are highly trained. We have finished the restructuring and rearming of the military into a modern army trained in Iberian tactics. With expanded Papal funding and Burgundian investment we begin to restart expansion soon after the reorganisation of the military. There is movement beginning among the people to secularize into a more efficient centralized state. The knights try to get the Christian chieftains under their control. We also begin spreading around the idea of a confederacy of the tribes, of a nation where all may prosper and discover new lands and we hope through this journey we might be able to usher one into fruition.
    • Maryland: The colony of Maryland is small with around 42,000 colonists and 6000 native converts. We build a medical school in Maryland in order to combat new diseases while we also build a ship yard to help with trading. We finish colonising Manatee county though we stop to populate our lands and consolidate our claims. We increase our efforts in sending missionaries north hoping to convert more of the natives while we also attempt to convert native leaders, we also focus on gaining more influence with the Seminoles in the north and after many years we seem to be making significant progress. We try to get the Christian natives to ally or to be become our vassals. The natives have been almost completely assimilated into our society after decades of conversion and education.
    • New Crete: It has a population of 4250, Andros Island is fully colonized though we halt expansion and consolidate.
    • Neues Deutschland: We settle in OTL Alabama in OTL Mobile county with a population of 16,000 colonists who are majority German. We have fully colonized Escamba colony and halt expansion to build infrastructure. We begin sending experts to start industry in the colony as well as to set up farms and plantations. We send an expedition of soldiers and missionaries to make peaceful contact with the natives and help convert the natives. We begin to try to make peaceful relations with the natives and prevent further conflict.
  • Tondo: With the acquisition of the Korean port in borneo, the government begins to put effort into expanding and connecting the two settlements. The people of the region, due to Tondos presence, are connected to the flow of trade that goes through Tondo from China and the west. The university in Tondo proper, all but finished, opens in full force, increasing Tondo's cultural relevancy in the region. The lakan sees the birth of his fourth son. Churches of both the Nestorian and Catholic sect see rise in attendance due to outside influence. More ships are constructed, and the ports in Tondo and Borneo see uprgrades in size.
  • Pontus: We develop the ports of Tskhumi, Batumi and Trebizond, in order to sell gold, silver and iron. Ottoman goods are shipped through Tskhumi and Trebizond towards Vladimirgrad, Vasiligrad and other western ports. We begin developing the capital of Batumi further and give Trebizond many trading rights, to appease the Greek Pontic population. We continue trade links with Bulgaria and Russia. Due to Hitler's mania and posession by the Devil and the inaction of the major powers of the East, anti-Eastern Orthodox corruption and pro-Miaphysite propaganda continues to be spread by the government. While our army garrisons Northern Italy against future attacks, the navy begins to spur on trade again in Italy. 
  • Kingdom of England and Ireland: The civil war drags on with Farage having spent 6 months securing the south west of England by seizing Bristol and Bath and the midlands by taking Oxford and Cambridge. During this time he recruits heavily to replace the losses he has taken and manages to return to his original strength of 10,000 men while Edward with an extra 1,000 troops from France and recruits but suffers from defections of his supporters in the now conquered Midlands and South West manages to get to a strength of 7,000 and while most of his army up North has been defeated by Scotland and remains defending the North. After raising more troops and wishing to end the war one way or another Farage marches north with 8,000 men leaving around 2,000 men to defend London. As the northern army moves south to confront them the Scottish attack again they seize Newcastle by the sea and then Hull from the sea. While the northern army would have liked to have held a good defensive position with their entire army around Nottingham preparing to fight Farage the Scots have the run of the north and so they are aware that they need to fight a quick battle against Farage but he denys them the opportunity withdrawing before battle. The northerners attempt to engage but Farage refuses to give battle aware that the fall of York grows nearer. Farage finally gives battle but only on a superior defensive position of a hill and at the battle of Gotham the northerners attack up a slope and against stakes and ditches. They are repelled and this is followed by a counter- attack which puts the northerners to flight. The Northern army surrenders at St Goerge's Church Barton after being offered an amnesty as they couldn't get over the Trent before Farage ovveran them. This surrender allows Farage to take control of the north and turn back towards the south. While absent Edward had attacked London and was besieging Windsor castle. As Farage marches back having gained troops from Scotland as well as with the fall of the north giving him access to more recruits from the north and weapons from the defeated. When Edward see's Farage return he resolves to give battle along the river Thames again. Farage this time marches his forces east rapidly and crosses around Twickenam before turning south and confronting Edward at Kingston. Farage launches an early cavalry attack followed by an attack on Edward's right flank until Edward has to move his reserves to his left flank and a concentrated attack on the centre by Farage's reserves causes a breakthrough. With this most of Edward's army surrender while Edward and his French forces retreat to Hastings where they sail back to France and Edward goes into exile. The civil war is nominally over with Edward having no forces in England and Farage being firmly in control. With the war at an end while most of Edward's supporters are pardoned, Parliament is called and an act ending a noble's military obligation and instead giving the King more money from the nobles new obligation Socage to maintain an army. To get Parliament to agree it is made that Parliament must be called every time to authorise the Socage payment meaning that Parliament must be called yearly if the King wishes to have the money to pay his forces. The size of the Royal Army is enlarged to 53,000 men with the army being for both England and Ireland. This does not end feudalism but only helps to cement it as the nobles still hold all the land but provide no troops.
  • Prussia: sending 50,000 troops down to join forces with the austrian forces,Otto requests that the Westfalen league join Burgindian forces in attacking from the Rhineland while Austro-Prussian forces move from the East. 15,000 troops remain to gaurd the homeland. Many of the nobles are summoned to serve as officersin the army and as members of the Royal Guard (musketeer unit.) adjustiments arem ade to the previous rotating lines, to better accomodate larger numbers of firearms. more to be added later. 
  • African Sultanate of the Maghreb:  Sultan Hamish Al Farrok takes power begins to work on modernizing the army by requesting men from 17-36 to train in the army, as the navy is improved on to defend trading ships.Urban centers begin to grow as trading centers and means of living begin to spread mostly in cities on the coast. We send Muslims missionaries to Angola. Coastal cities are made into a hub of trading to help rise the pop. The Navy is worked on as Rabat is made a center of naval action, as Rabat is where most sailors are trained making a Rabat Naval school, that holds harsh rules), A Enovoy of 500 adviors are sent to Mali to train troops in hope of winning over Mali to see favoroable view on us. The Sultanate begin to work on mass producing Arms and begin to copy European way of growing food.We send a trade envoys, along with sending Imams to spread Islam in West Africa and to South Africa mostly in Benin to win them over. We begin to work on creating roads to ease trade routes.The Sultanate begin to expand into the Atlantic coast line by 15px. The city Algiers is made the capital of the Sultanate as its population grows,The 2nd biggest city is Rabat as Naval troops being to start families in the area.The Sultan begins to works on cities by opening markets and trading centers mostly at Algiers. The spread of Islam in Zaire is less about shoving it down people belief but more of gaining trust of people by giving out food and things like that, after gaining trust of people we begin to spread Islam into Ziyi (Kongo).Our ships are sent to trade with Zaire,Mali, and tiny west African states.
    • Tajammad Emirate: The Emirate works on preparing for the cold seasons by collecting firewood during the summer. Walls and Houses are reworked on to defend the "Ansari" from animals. Hunting parties are sent to hunt down animals and eat them, while some are killed for there winter fur. A mosque is made. Nurullah is made the leader. Trade and hunting group finds 3 tribes of the Cone of America (Ona,Haush, and Fuegians) and begins to trade with the Ona people by selling them Caliphate Swords and Bows and new Arms. Some of teh Haush land is given to Tajamidan people to rule these areas are called "Forts".Nurullah begins his trade with the Ona giving them more weaponry, a second envoy is sent to the Ona King asking for a 2nd war of expation on the Fuegian tribes (MOD).  Due to the way of the New World women are given more physically as in helping create the wall or guarding areas. The port (not the best or biggest) of Tajammad is re made along with ocean defense walls and gun ports made along with 50 cannons.The population stands at 4,230 people with a slow rise in pop.
  • Kingdom of Burgundy: Guyana expands 50px west. The Cape Charles Colony, Avelskamp, and Nova Belgica expand by 50px each. New Netherlands expands 50px up the Wacht River (otl Hudson River). Kobec, the former English colony of Avalon, remains unexpanding as it recovers from the Anglo-Burgundian war. The population of the colonies, especially in cities such as Havene, Kuba, and New Amsterdam, New Netherlands begin to grow dramatically as immigration climbs as trans-Atlantic trade routes become firmly established. Nieuw Kaapstad, capital of the the Cape Charles Colony, also sees its own population boom due its position as the sole place on earth all Europe-Asia sea trade has to pass. Back home, Burgundys mercantile tradition spurs a sort of revolution among the populace. Especially in the Netherlands, a growing number of commoners find themselves making new lives in trade and manufacturing. This causes a population redistribution as those commoners from Old Burgundy and Champagne, whose ancestors had been bound to serfdom, leave their lands for the north. The growing wealth and influence of the non-nobility also causes pressure to be placed on the government to allow non-noble representation. This pressure also come from the commoner members of the board of directors of the East and West India Companies, who have begun looking to expand their influence beyond underhanded payments. Negotiations with the nobility begin for an establishment of a second chamber of government for commoner representatives. The idea gets most of its support from Dutch lords, with much of its opposition coming from sourthern french lords, whose influence has been declining with the aforementioned migration, and the majority of whose levies had been requisitioned away from their control for the Crown-loyal standing army. With the recent, long-going transfer of influence from the south to the north, the French nobles are expected to dig in their heels to retain their influence. In southern Germany, the Army of Champagne has established fortifications at the exits of the major Swiss mountain passes. With German, Prussian, and Austrian reinforcements, they're ready for the heretics advance.
  • Malaya: We begin construction of floating ports, extending existing ports nearly 75 meters out to sea, increasing docking capacity. Kuala Lumpur is upgraded once more, implementing distinctive Malayan designs in street lamps and architecture. Plans are made to improve conditions in the eastern states to be on par with the western states. We allocate plots of land to farm more paddy.

1610

Due to the Hitlerite War, a brief famine arose that threatened the people in southern France and Germany. In France, the people were momentarily reprieved from this catastrophe by gorging on the abundant surplus of Apple Sauce.

  • Korea: With the heir apparent coming of age, Crown Prince Kim Hoseok succeeds to the throne as the Emperor. Former monarch Kim Sin-bi abdicates but nevertheless retains her powers as Regent until her young regnant reaches the age of twenty-one. The promising colony of Haegajang in Papua New Guinea further expands its territorial boundaries, and now houses thousand residents. Slightly distraught after receiving no response from local chieftains, Governor-General Dae Il-sung sends an expedition is sent to the interior of the island to explore its geography. Meanwhile in the Manchuria, soy and wheat is cultivated en-masse, facilitated by the influx of emigrants from Korea (which have come to comprise a third of the total population). However, the vast fertile plains also provide a suitable environment to grow cotton as a cash crop. As part of its assimilationist program, the usage of the Manchu language is restricted in official documents and receipts, and the application of Hangul over the traditional Manchu script (which itself is modelled off the Mongolian script) in writing is enforced. The queue and Manchu traditional clothing is discouraged, but still tolerated. An edict is issued restricting the attainment of tertiary education by Manchu commoners, making them accessible only to Manchu aristocratic families (of which many are loyal to the Korean government) to ensure Korea retains its grip over its dominion. Korean place names are standardized in both Manchuria and Nivkhgu, and are used alongside endonyms. After sporadic secessionist rallies, the Peace Preservation Law is approved by the imperial court and the monarch, which places harsh penalties on political dissidents. The Korean mun (the legal tender) continues to become a legitimate medium of exchange (replacing low-value copper-based coinage), thanks to the usage of gold bullion to stabilize its currency. The Ministry of Finance utilizes its newfound affluence to fund modernization programs; developing the Nakdeong and Han River canals and paving roadways. Meanwhile, commerce is heavily patronized and promoted whilst industrial complexes and the military are both intensively developed. Korea continues to cement itself as a bastion of Christianity in the Orient; with nearly forty percent of Korea adhering to the religion (of which a vast majority would be adherents of Nestorianism). Perplexed by the arrival of the Bulgars from the far West, the Emperor himself appoints them to the central palace in Hanseong and personally addresses them welcome to the country. A series of gifts are given to the emissaries, including intricately made golden-plated jewelries and silk clothing, as well as one turtle-ship armed with naval artillery.
  • Knights Hospitaller: The Knights have a have a population of around 88,000 (Colonists and 1% growth) and have a navy of ten ships. In New Rhodes, their is a build up in our industry by offering grants for skilled colonists. Immigration speeds up to 3000 a year due to land grants and the religious in Italy as we offer refuge to the people affected by the war. Due to our small size our population can only provide 880 soldiers though we make sure that they are highly trained. We have finished the restructuring and rearming of the military into a modern army trained in Iberian tactics. With expanded Papal funding and Burgundian investment we begin to restart expansion soon after the reorganisation of the military. There is movement beginning among the people to secularize into a more efficient centralized state. Due to years of conversions and influencing, the Knights feel comfortable in sending diplomats to the Christian native chiefs and allied chiefs to offer vassalage in exchange for military support in helping subjugate the other tribes, technology, weapons, as well as great internal autonomy (Mod Response). (Only applies to the southern half of the Seminole territory here, does not mean full control of the region but rather a presence in that region, some chiefs may accept and some might not. Please pay attention that I have been converting for a few decades, and been influencing the chiefs for at least two decades). The knights are planning on moving the capital onto the mainland in order to help with communications.
    • Maryland: The colony of Maryland is small with around 42,000 colonists and 6000 native converts. We build a medical school in Maryland in order to combat new diseases while we also build a ship yard to help with trading. We finish colonising Manatee county though we stop to populate our lands and consolidate our claims. We increase our efforts in sending missionaries north hoping to convert more of the natives while we also attempt to convert native leaders, we also focus on gaining more influence with the Seminoles in the north and after many years we seem to be making significant progress. We try to get the Christian natives to ally or to be become our vassals. The natives have been almost completely assimilated into our society after decades of conversion and education.
    • New Crete: It has a population of 4250, Andros Island is fully colonized though we halt expansion and consolidate.
    • Neues Deutschland: We settle in OTL Alabama in OTL Mobile county with a population of 16,000 colonists who are majority German. We have fully colonized Escamba colony and halt expansion to build infrastructure. We begin sending experts to start industry in the colony as well as to set up farms and plantations. We send an expedition of soldiers and missionaries to make peaceful contact with the natives and help convert the natives. We begin to try to make peaceful relations with the natives and prevent further conflict.
  • Rashidun Caliphate: As art and architecture continue to be produced in the empire, Caliph Al-Ruqqaya continues to devote himself to the piety of the people. A great many theologic debates are brought to Damascus towards his recent decision to end the slave trade, but he managed to defend his position succinctly using passages of the Hadith and Quran. Trade continues to proliferate across the Indian Ocean and East Asia, with a new diplomacy sent to Korea towards remodeling the Mosque of Busan, and a shipment of sugar canes for the King. Missioanries sent to Southeast Asia spread Islam to the growing plurality in Malaya, Viet, and Java. New ships built in Cyprus are given to the Sultan of Morocco to help him spread Islam to the New World. As theologic debates open up the question between Sunni and Shia faiths, the Caliph makes the following declaration: "for over 800 years (in the Islamic Calendar), the holy office that succeeded the Prophet was unlawfully given as property to a heretitary line of impious and foolish men, who wrongfully siezed the title from its rightful succession with the martyrdom of Ali ibn Abi Talib (PBUH). But now, as God wills, that era has been put into the past, and so now is the appointed time to make amends of these past sins". The Caliph then invites the Ziyadi leaders in Iran to come to a Grand Council at Basra to discuss the theologic issues separating the sects of Islam, and hopefully see an end to the schism. (ETHAN PLAYER RESPONSE). The leaders of Ibadi Islam are also invited to this council, as a sign of good faith. 

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