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© Copyright the author and creator Whipsnade. Credit me if reused and Wikia to if used outside of Wikia. Whipsnade (talk) 22:47, August 5, 2014 (UTC)

Game starts on August 20th, if we have eight players. Whipsnade (talk) 22:03, August 14, 2014 (UTC)

Idea

I am building a new game on or about August 1st, with play commencing about August 20th. It is The 1848 game (Map game). I have planned for a new AvAr style game, but in mid-Victorian times.

LG had reasonably claimed of a forum that the Confederacy was doomed so I thought of this game circa one month ago and may end up proving him wrong about the Confederates? :-) Can you make Texas great or lead the Confederacy to victory in ~1861? Rip zip and Mexico may lose a province? Because it's an alternative history site Texas just managed to ATL hold on (it's 1848, but they are as in the closing days of 1846).

My 1848 game would also have an all new algo.

Economics, infrastructure and trade play a role in it, too.

It has a new style algo, too.

Scenario.

It is starting in the year 1848!

Also see- Scenario (The 1848 Game Map Game)

Game map

1848 Map Game (1861)
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Start date.

Game starts on August 20th, if over eight nations are taken! Whipsnade (talk) 17:28, August 1, 2014 (UTC)

Style

  1. Start at Napoleonic technology level.
  2. Realism (real life) style.

Mods

  • Other Moderator 2: MMauritti (talk) 22:39, August 22, 2014 (UTC)
  • Other Moderator 3: 
  • Algorithm guy:  ?

Mod Rules

  1. Mods must be plausible in their mod events and must not target any particular nation.
  2. Carving large empires is NOT a cause for mod targeting, unless it is implausible.
  3. Mods may be voted out of their mod-ness with a popular vote from any user, supported by 50% all players, if the mod is unfair to players.

Rules

​General

  1. Every 30 turns, an archive page should be created to store the game's progress. This will ensure that when the game gets very long, people don't have to scroll down for an hour, or wait for 100 images to download.
  2. Be plausible, so no major ASB-ness allowed. No hyper-development, no hyper-conquest, no wizards, no little green men from Mars and no nuclear Armageddon (i.e.: Mongolia will not launch Genghis Khan into space in 1240 AD on my watch)!
  3. Turns are one turn a day. One turn = one year in the game until 1900 and then one turn = six months in the game after that.
  4. Definitely NO sockpuppets!!!
  5. I am going to limit the nations because when a person gets two countries; they usually neglect one.
  6. The Golden Rule: Treat others as you want to be treated ... is not it! Still, you must be plausible.
  7. No one can invade either neutral and mod controlled- Switzerland (since going OTL neutral in the 1840's), The Vatican City (after OTL neutralite independence in 1922), Lichtenstein (since going OTL neutral in the 1860's) or Bhutan (after OTL neutralite independence from the UK in 1947).
  8. It will take at least three years to develop nukes if you are one of the “Big Cheese”. It takes after four if you’re not a “Big Cheese” nation, but are a well developed industrial nation.
  9. No nuke tech before 1944, though nuke research can begin after 1936.
  10. No space tech before 1950, though nuke research can begin after 1937.
  11. You need a Casus Belli or a carefully faked up one (Hitler did it in OTL to Poland) before declaration of a war.
  12. Mods' words are law, unless proven wrong. They can strike out implausibility. However, the reason must be stated and sourced (i.e.-Wikipedia, the BBC, CNN, ITN, NHK, Encyclopedia Britannica, and so on).
  13. One-half a game year per real day.
  14. Research your nation on sites like- Wikipedia, the BBC, CNN, ITN, NHK, Encyclopedia Britannica, and so on.
  15. Make a nation's data profile on the game's National Profile page to add some character and depth to the game.
  16. You can be a rebelling colony or vassal, but you must declare UDI and give reason for declaring it (race, religion, colonial neglect, economics, and so on) Playing as a colony or vassal is forbidden, unless you say you have made it become independent by declaring UDI or rebelling against the colonial powers.
  17. As for nuke use, It has been oft abused. Each nation can only let off a maximum of ten a year with a total yield of 500 kt, for each nation per year.
  18. Game is archived every 20 years/30 turns.
  19. Assassinations and oil embargoes are legitimate weapons of war, too.
  20. The League of Nations will be formed in 1918 or after our 1st World War, whichever is sooner. We will have international resolutions/stuff here. For the selection of impermanent Security Council members and the votes of non-player nations, a mod will decide every turn with Random.org.
  21. Don't do drugs while online.
  22. Must be registered User (got a named account, not just an IP number) to join.
  23. Expansion in extreme climates like Greenland, Niger, Nepal and Amazonia will be very slow due to logistic and climate problems for any wood-be invader.
  24. Puppet states, vassal nations and protectorates can be created. Places can be vassalized after five years of successful occupation. Vassals can be peacefully annexed after ten if they are ethnically and religiosity the same as the suzerain state that wishes to annex them, otherwise they will remain as vassals and shall fight formal annexation.
  25. New turns start at 20:00:01 UTC.
  26. Anyone who is less than a primary power can not use terrorism to destroy heads of government or state, kill top generals or to blow up seats of government.
  27. If there is anything else, post on the talk page.

Vassal Rules

  1. Unless the vassal can provide real military aid to a country, it cannot be used in an algorithm. For example, OTL Romania and Poland can provide military assistance to the USSR, but OTL Tannu Tuva and Grenada ain't gonna help much, so use your head!
  2. Vassals may declare war instead of the actual master nation.
  3. Places can be vassalized after five years of successful armed occupation.
  4. Vassals can be peacefully annexed to their occupier after ten years if they are ethnically and religiosity the same as the suzerain state that wishes to annex them, otherwise they will remain as vassals and shall fight a formal annexation plan.

Technical stuff

  1. Maintain the bit rate of the base map image. Saving images in a lower quality format or at a lower bit rate and thus results in graining and other issues that make it difficult to edit the future image. Save as a .PNG as the format tends to maintain the image quality the best. Also, every image editor now has a text tool. Using a paintbrush or pencil tool for labels is both ugly and now unnecessary.
  2. Edit the game in Source Mode. Editing in visual mode and creating code problems may result in your edits being undone or full of garbled data.
  3. Research your nation. If you choose any country, you should at least Google about it, OTL history, religion, culture, language and so on. ATL can change many thing; but stuff like mountains, oil fields and monsoons will stay constant until they are destroyed by man. After you make some back-story events in early moves you can start ruling it in your way.
  4. I keep going to keep a close eye on any trouble.

Algorithm

See- War Algorithm (The 1848 game Map Game).

  • War Algorithm: Wars are resolved with the War Algorithm.
    • Note: Trade, infrastructure, blockades and sanctions are also going to play a part in the new war algo.
  • Simple maths: Troop numbers are related to population numbers. The Russian army is currently at ~1,500,000 and the population is at ~145,000,000. The population of Mongolia is ~2,000,000 and the armed forces number 25,000. Get it?
  • International decisions: You can't just say like "I hand ultimatum to Russia, they must join union with Poland or be crushed. They accept". Well, you can but I'll delete it. No one, except mods can decide for non-player countries (NPC). Furthermore, mods must explain the decision that was made- i.e. Russia declines offer because of recent wars with your nation.

Terrorist and rebel organisation rules

  1. Any nation can create a proxy terrorist (OTL- IRA, etc) or rebel militia (OTL UNITA, etc) organisation.
  2. Terrorists do not give any advantage in terms of algorithms, but they can be used to blow seats of government, state positions, political leaders and top generals off.
  3. Rebel armies add one point to the side that they are loyal to.

Table of Nations

Europe

  • Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Empire: Pink Floyd Hammer Flag - The Wall I'd rather be a hammer than a nail...
    • Suriname (Colony of the Dutch Empire): ~Rex
    • Dutch East Indies (Colony of the Dutch Empire): ~Rex
    • Netherlands Antilles (Colony of the Dutch Empire): ~Rex
    • The Tanimbar Islands (Colony of the Dutch Empire): ~Rex
    • Dutch South Sea Islands (Colony of the Dutch Empire): ~Rex
    • Luxembourg (Personal Union with the Netherlands; Economic Union with Prussia, Netherlands and Nassau): ~Rex
    • Duchy of Limburg (Personal Union with the Netherlands; Economic Union with Prussia, Netherlands and Luxembourg): ~Rex
    • Rattanakosin Thailand (Dutch Puppet): ~Rex
    • South Annam (Dutch Vassal):~ Rex 
  • Belgium Dibs have been called (talk) 19:41, August 25, 2014 (UTC)
  • Flag of the United Kingdom British Isles and the British Empire:
    • Gibraltar (British protectorate) 
    • Malta (Protectorate of the British Empire)-  
    • Natal (Colony of the British Empire) 
    • British Raj Red Ensign British Raj (Colony of the British Empire)-  
    • British Indian princely state of Hydrabad (Vassals of the British Empire)-  
    • British Indian princely state of Jhopor (Vassals of the British Empire)-  
    • British Indian princely state of Mysor (Vassals of the British Empire)-  
    • British Indian princely state of Travencore (Vassals of the British Empire)-  
    • Sikkim (British colony)
    • Chan Santa Cruz Maya (Vassals of the British Empire)-
    • Asom (British colony) 
    • Nepal (British Vassal)
    • Sikh Empire of Punjab (British Vassal)
    • Ceylon (British colony) 
    • Raj of Manipur (British colony) 
    • The other, lesser British Indian princely states (lumped together for convenience) (Vassals of the British Empire)-  21:36, August 3, 2014 (UTC)
    • Ionian Islands (British colony) 
    • Pitcairn Islands (British colony) 
    • Ceylon- (Colony of the British Empire)-  
    • Labuan- (Colony of the British Empire)-  
    • Manjung- (Colony of the British Empire)-  
    • British Malucca - (Colony of the British Empire)-  
    • Flag of the Falkland Islands Falklands (Colony of the British Empire) 
    • Flag of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands St Georgia (Colony of the British Empire)  
    • Newfoundland (Colony of the British Empire)-  
    • Northern [British North American] Territory (Colony of the British Empire)-  
    • New Brunswick (Colony of the British Empire)-  
    • Nova Scotia (Colony of the British Empire)-
    • Tonga (British Colony)
    • Tuvalu (British Colony)
    • The Cook Islands (British Colony)
    • Tokelau (British Colony)
    • Niue (British Colony)
    • Norfolk Island (British Colony)
    • Canadian Red Ensign 1868-1921Province of Canada (Colony of the British Empire)-  
    • North Canada (British colony)
    • Bermuda (Colony of the British Empire)-  
    • Bahamas (Colony of the British Empire)-  
    • British Guiana (Colony of the British Empire) 
    • Flag of the Gold Coast Gold Coast 
    • Cape Colony (Colony of the British Empire)  
    • Sierra Leone (Colony of the British Empire) - 
    • Flag of British Honduras British Honduras:(Colony of the British Empire) -
    • British Jamaica:(Colony of the British Empire) - 
    • The Mosquito Coast:(Colony of the British Empire) - 
    • Cocos Island, Christmas Island, Ashmore Reef and Carter Reef:(Colony of the British Empire) -  
    • Flag of British Burma (1937-1948) Tenasserim (British [Lower] Burma) (Colony of the British Empire) -
    • Flag of Australia Australian Territories (Colony of the British Empire) -
      • Movement for the Independence of Australia - Local Mafia Boss (Talk) (Blog)
      • Torres Strait Islands (British Colony)
      • Asmore and Carter Reefs (British Colony)
      • Christmas island (British Colony)
    • Flag of New Zealand New Zealand (Colony of the British Empire) -  
    • Malacca (Colony of the British Empire)- 
    • The Leeward Islands:(Colony of the British Empire)- 
    • The Windward Islands:(Colony of the British Empire)- 
    • Mauritius:(Colony of the British Empire)- 
    • The Seychelles:(Colony of the British Empire)- 
    • Flag of the Gold Coast Gold Coast (Colony of the British Empire) -
    • Flag of the Cayman Islands Cayman (Colony of the British Empire) -  
    • British Virgin Isles (Colony of the British Empire) - 
    • Flag Portugal (1830) Southern Portugal: (Rebelling agaist the Spanish Empire)-
      • Flag Portugal (1830) Portuguese nationalist South East Africa (Colony of Portugal)
      • Flag Portugal (1830) Portuguese nationalist South West Africa (Colony of Portugal)
      • Flag Portugal (1830) Cape Verde Portuguese nationalists (Portuguese colony)
      • Flag Portugal (1830) Goa, Dummu and Daman (Portuguese colonies)
  • Principality of Hannover:
  • Principality of Brünswick-Luneaburg
  • Austrian empire: I am that guy (talk) 00:09, August 22, 2014 (UTC)
  • Principality of Liechtenstein 90.244.92.173 00:46, September 1, 2014 (UTC)
  • Greece: Pandadude12345Rblx (talk) 23:35, August 24, 2014 (UTC) I won't try to lose.
  • Kingdom of Saxony
    • Grand Duchy Sax-Coburg-Gotha
    • Grand Duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
  • Thuringia
  • Principality of Hessen
    • Grand Duchy of Hesse-Homburg
  • The Grand Duchy of Badden <a href="tel:90.244.95.190">90.244.95.190</a> 
  • Mekenaburg-Strellitz
  • Duchy Oldenburg  User:Likercat (talk) 09:00, September 13, 2014 (UTC)
  • Duchy of Waldek
  • Kingdom of Sardinia: Emperor Eric XV of Sweden - Sugar Rush Art Eric von Schweetz T C IM] Flag of Sweetmany
    • Papal Avignon (Avignon, France)
    • Vienna Stephansdom (Vienna, Austria)
    • St Paul's in Tirana (Tirana, Albania)
    • Santa Maria and Universidad Catolica Argentina (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
    • Braga Cathedral, University, and Hospital. (Braga, Portugal)
    • Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal and University (Antwerp, Belgium)
  • Switzerland (Mod's control only)
  • Duchy of Anhalt
  • Flag of the Duchy of Modena Duchy of Modena and ParmerAgent001 16:55, August 20, 2014 (UTC)
  • Bremen and Bremerhaven joint city state
  • Hamburg city state
  • Flag of Bavaria (striped) Kingdom of Bavaria:
  • Kingdom of Württemberg
  • Principality of Monaco:Flag of Russian Alaska (HR) OCT MARIUS, HAIL HIM Flag of Italy (Federalist Italy)
  • San Marino SkyGreen24(Party,quotes) 15:02, August 25, 2014 (UTC)
  • Andorra (Spanish/French vassel)
  • Flag of FranceFrench Empire: Saturn (Talk/Blog)
  • Wallis and Futuna (Colony of France) - Saturn (Talk/Blog)

Africa

  • Segu
  • Adamaua
  • Zande (fiercely anti-French, British and Arab)
  • Benin (fiercely anti-French, British and Arab)
  • Kingdom of Dahomy (very pro-French)
  • Akwa Akpa-Calabar city state
  • Kingdom of Warri
  • Bauchi Emirate
  • Gombe Emirate
  • Kingdom of Nri
  • Bida Emirate
  • Gwandu Emirate
  • Egba Alake High Kingship
  • Madika
  • Tukolor Empire
  • Oyo Kingdom
  • Wadai
  • Luanda kingdom
  • Madagasikara
  • Touat
  • Barotseland
  • Whindhoke Grinqonaland
  • Thoa
  • Ngamiland
  • Baghirmi
  • Omoro tribes
  • Kingdom of Imerina
  • Sultanate of Hobyo
  • Dervisher Somali State
  • Majeerteen Sultanate
  • Flag of the Orange Free State 1st Boer Republic - Kurt Cobain's Haircut (talk) 19:13, August 14, 2014 (UTC)
  • Flag of Ethiopia (1897-1936; 1941-1974) Abyssinia (Ethiopia) - Krazy_KR (talk) 00:11, August 27, 2014 (UTC)
  • Flag of Morocco Morocco - "This is not your grave but you are welcome in it." 15:20, August 21, 2014 (UTC)
  • Quaddi Tribal Federation
  • Darfur Sultanate
  • Islamic Sultanate of Sokoto (fiercely anti-British)
  • Islamic Sultanate of Kanem-Bornou (fiercely anti-British/French)
  • Kingdom of Buganda (Pro-British)
  • The 19 Federated Mossi Kingdoms (led by the king of Ouagadougou)
  • Kingdom of Ashanti (fiercely anti-British)
  • Dendi Kingdom
  • Kingdom of Barotseland
  • Kingdom of Mwata Kazembe
  • Bemba Kingdom
  • Kingdom of Nyamwezi
  • Kingdom of Luba
  • Kingdom of Mawata Yamvo
  • Kingdom of Empire of Kitara
  • Kingdom of Ankole Kingdom
  • Kingdom of Burundi
  • Kingdom of Rwanda
  • Kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara
  • T'Chokwe Kingdom
  • Kingdom of Benin (fiercely pro-French)
  • Tureg Emirate of Timbuktu (fiercely anti-French)
  • Kingdom of Gao
  • Kingdom of Zululand (fiercely anti British and Boer)-SquidTiger 
  • The Bakalanga and Bamangwato tribes of Serowe.

South America

  • Flag of Empire of Brazil (1870-1889) Empire of Brazil  - Stephanus rex (talk) 13:52, August 21, 2014 (UTC)
  • Flag of Argentina Argentine Confederation - I am on the edge... The EdgeofNight 17:31, August 21, 2014 (UTC) 
  • Flag of Chile Republic of Chile -Kingtrevor11
    • Flag of ChileEaster Island (Chile colony)
  • Flag of the Federation Federation of the Andes - The Wings of Freedom #FP Wings of freedom 2 (Talk to Me)
    • Flag of Venezuela (1836-1859) Republic of Venezuela - Annexed to the Federation of the Andes
    • Flag of Colombia Federation of Colombia -  Annexed to the Federation of the Andes
    • Flag of Ecuador Republic of Ecuador - Annexed to the Federation of the Andes
  • Flag of Peru Republic of Peru -
  • Flag of Bolivia (state) Republic of Bolivia -
  • Flag of Paraguay Republic of Paraguay -
  • Flag of Uruguay Republic of Uruguay - Annexed by Brazil
  • Machpe Indian state 

Central America

  • Flag of Guatemala Guatemala -
  • Flag of Honduras Honduras -
  • Flag of El Salvador El Salvador -
  • Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua -
  • Flag of Costa Rica (state) Costa Rica -
  • Flag of Haiti Haiti -
  • Dominican Republic

North America

French Canadians rebels (Anti-British rebellion): Spar

Middle East

Asia/Pacific

  • Bhutan
  • Kashmir
  • Chinese Empire: -Ashlee 13:26, September 1, 2014 (UTC)
    • Hunsa city state
    • Wakan mountain tribal alliance
    • Chiteral city state
    • Ladkha
    • Baltistan
    • Gilgit city state
    • South Ryukyu Islands (colony of Japan, disputed with China)Jd2842 (talk)
  • Taiping Rebels (anti-Chinese government)
  • Empire of Japan: Jd2842 (talk)
    • Bonin and Matsuma Islands (colony of Japan)Jd2842 (talk)
    • North Ryukyu Islands (colony of Japan, disputed with China)Jd2842 (talk)
    • Kingdom of Okinawa (vassal of Japan, disputed with China)Jd2842 (talk)
  • Tahiti
  • Maques Islands
  • Samoa
  • Joson Korea Daeseunglim (talk) 18:48, September 9, 2014 (UTC)
  • Burmese Empire
    • Nagaland (Bermese Vassal)
    • Raja of Tripura (Bermese Vassal)
  • Emirate of Kiva
  • Emirate of Bukhura
    • Emirate of Marzal al-Shariff
  • Emirate of Kokand
    • Khanate of Balashkistan
  • Banda Ache
  • Katawhang Lumad city state confederacy
  • Remnant of Sulu Sultanate
  • Remnant of Empire of Annam
  • Kingdom of Sarawak -- Shikata ga nai

Game-play

1849

  • France issues Ceres, the nation’s first postage stamp.
  • The Second Carlist War ends in Spain.
  • Second Anglo-Sikh War – British forces retreat from the Battle of Tooele and there are many casualties on both sides. Later, the Sikh Empire finally collapses from within as in OTL. 
  • Elizabeth Blackwell is awarded her M.D. by the Medical Institute of Geneva, New York, thus becoming the United States first woman doctor.
  • The United States Department of the Interior is established, incorporating the Census Office, General Land Office, Office of Indian Affairs and Patent and Trademark Office. Minnesota becomes a United States territory. The United States Congress passes the Gold Coinage Act allowing the minting of gold coins. Zachary Taylor refuses to be sworn in office on a Sabbath. Urban legend holds that David Rice Atchison, President pro tempore of the United States Senate is President de jure for a single day. Zachary Taylor, the 12th President of the United States of America, takes his oath of office a day later. The St Louis Fire starts when a steamboat catches fire and nearly burns down the entire city. The first segment of the Pennsylvania Railroad, from Lewiston to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, opens for service. The North Carolina General Assembly incorporates the North Carolina Railroad to complete a rail line from Goldsboro through Raleigh and Salisbury to Charlotte.
  • Giuseppe Garibaldi enters Rome to defend it from the French troops of General Oudinot. New French troops occupy Rome; the Roman Republic surrenders.
  • The ill-fated May Uprising in Dresden occurs.
  • Troops of the Two Sicilies take Palermo and crush the republican government of Sicily.
  • The Danish Army beats the Prussian army at Fredericia, Jutland, thereby putting an end to the Prussian/Danish War until 1864.
  • Austria crushes the Hungarian rebellion with Russian aid (if they wish). Venice (AKA- the Republic of San Marco) surrenders to Austrian troops after a four-month siege.
  • A Russian court sentences Fyodor Dostoevsky to death for anti-government activities linked to a radical intellectual group, the Petrashevsky Circle. They are exiled to the katorga prison camps in Siberia.
  • The great California gold rush which began on January 24, 1848 and still continues; but in this world it is still in Mexico.
  • Republic of Yucatán rejoins Mexico, a year later than OTL.
  • British Empire: The BIC takes over the Sikh Empire as in OTL, but does not break it up, so it remains one united princely state under British rule (as long as Sikhs and Muslims are united the more likely the will hate each other than the British). We are merciful and give them autonomy on a par with what Nepal had after the OTL/ATL Anglo-Nepalese war ~30 years earlier. We watch the Afghans, Ashanti, Boers and Burmese closely. Friendly relations continue with Nepal and Portugal, who we value as allies. We build more factories in British cities and make more efficient cotton farms in British held parts of India.
    • The Boer Republic: Asks to acquire the isolated land around OTL Durban, in return the Boer Republic will offer cheap deals on food to the British military stationed in the region and will offer a five-year NAP.
    • British Empire Diplomacy: Agreed with caution. We also turn our eyes to opportunity in the west over in Bushman-land and Koikoi-land.
    • Prussian Dip: A royal envoy led by Prince Frederick von Hohenzollern (under the influence of his mother, in the hopes of him becoming more liberal) is sent to Britain and it requests permission to remain in Britain for the time being. 
    • British re: Cautiously agreed.
  • The United States of America: We expand our military and economy. Zachary Taylor wins the election in 1948 to become the 12th president in US history. We start to build a railroad that goes through the major cities of our nation. Cotton and tobacco are our major exports. The navy builds more ships. We start to rebuild St Louis. We try to make peace with the Native Americans allowing the males to take office and to vote.
    • US Territories: We start to industrialize the land. More military outpost are being built up.
    • Liberia: We build up our navy, military, and economy. Farming is best industry. 
  • Pawnee Native People's Dip: Chief Peter Pockawan of a northern Pawnee tribe takes up a pro-peace ticket and starts talks with the local Kansas Territory officials. He asks for a largely autonomous territory in the north of Kansas for his people. They (all 500 of them) wish to retain their ancestral lands and lifestyle in northern Kansas as a vassal of the USA, rather than integrate and become westernized. Other native Americans wish to continue fighting and think he is a twit. (mod)Whipsnade (talk) 23:35, August 20, 2014 (UTC)
    • What does that even mean? Most or all of them are not citizens.
      • On a technical note, they legally need US citizenship and a US passport before voting.
      • Also, most at this time didn't give a crap about voting, they gave a crap about preserving their ancestral lands.
  • France: The Second French Revoulution ends, leading to the creation of the Second French Republic. The Republic plans to lean more toward its colonial possessions, as well as become the economic power of Europe. The French are aware of the growing power of Naples, and vows to protect the Italian states from their harm.
    • French Territories: The creation of the Second Republic is celebrated. All territories that can expand inland.
    • Roman Republic: The Roman Republic is now a French vassal, as troops come in to stabilize the nation. Most of the comoution is blamed on Naples, who are suspected of funding the Roman Republic. Naples citizens and trade ships are seized, and are requested back for ransom.
      • UKSN Diplomacy: We ask for a trade agreement with the Second French Republic to allow for better growth of both of our economies.
  • Duchy of Modena: We build up our army and economy.
    • British Dip: We offer an alliance.
  • Prussia: following an end of the first Slesvig war Prussia is forced to recognize the need for naval power and the need to unite the two parts of the country. Reactionaries led by Otto von Bismark work to crush the liberal revolution in Berlin and throughout the German States. King Frederick refuses the crown of a united Germany refusing to accept a crown the gutter. However, he makes some concessions with the liberals and revolutionaries creating the first Prussian constitution giving extensive powers to a parliament made up mainly of the landed gentry and capitalists. The Junkers and industrialists start to see each other as natural allies against the prolitariate, and the Conservative party and national liberal party are founded. following the limited success of the needle gun widespread production of the breech loaded rifle begins and military reforms are started in secret with the needle gun and breech loaded cannon being kept as a national secret. Efforts to appraoch the Austrians and Bavarians are made to crush the revolutionaries. mainly out of fear of the spread of revolutionary ideas from 30 years prior.(mod response please). Also, keep in mind OTL that the German princes and monarchs support the suppression the move to suppress the revolutionaries and did so). Industrialization in the Rhineland and in Silesia continue as demands for manufactured goods grow and the urban population also begins to grow. Railways are quickly being built as well throughout the country.
    • Bavaria and Saxony wish that Prussia could help them and welcome its help if any is given. Austria tries to handle it itself as in OTL because they are to proud to ask for help and that the Russians had already been asked to suppress the Hungarian rebels. Bavaria, Saxony and Austria delight over the death of the liberals, but offer some minor concessions, as in OTL. The Dresden rising and alike finally collapse. Austria does not make any compromise and crushes the rebels. The Free Imperial City of Frankfurt makes a few more concessions to Liberals about press freedom as OTL. The liberal Frankfurt Press criteria Prussia vearmitly as Frankfurt's leaders tells Prussia to go away agarly. German nationalist elements begin to demand, like OTL, a unified Germany, especially by 1848 and its revolutions. They were conflicted over the best nation-state to accomplish this, a question that became known as the German question. The "Little Germany" (Kleindeutschland) solution favored Protestant Prussia annexing all the German states except Austria, while "Big Germany" (Grossdeutschland) favored Catholic Austria taking control of the separate German states.
    • Prussian Response: Prussian forces continue to suppress the liberals in Prussian territory and troops are supplied to the German princes to help suppress the Frankfurt parliament and to restore power to the nobles and reactionaries.
      • Frankfurt falls without a fight. The city is overwhelmed, surrenders to Prussia and the Burgomaster-president is removed from power.
      • Prussian Response: Due to the quick fall of Frankfurt the Prussian military under the orders of Fredrich-Wilhelm IV offer full amnesty to all liberals and revolutionaries and urge all the other German princes to follow suit, saying that the time for German unification will come eventually. However, it should not be done based on the ideals of idealists who know little how the ways of power work. The Prussian government also take advantage of the troubles in Austria to claim that Austria can barely handle itself - let alone lead the German people. 
  • Boer Republic: We begin to reorganize after the great Voortrekk, with settlments sending out couriers to one another to establish communication, and even a road system between the capital, Pretoria, and Bloemfontein begins being built. We begin forcing the Africans off the most fertile land as we use it for farming, but offer deals to buy the land and offer opportunities to still work the land for pay, but such tactics are only partially successful and as a result many dead Africans are strewn across the landscape. Northern parts of the Republic are still very savage, disease infested, and inhabited by blacks, and so a small regiment is sent to the North to help isolated settlers, fend off blacks, and also expand and enforce the border by 25 px.
  • Portugal: We celebrate as the Queen and the Government approve the Glorious Amendment to our Constitution. Reacting to the cries of the rioters in the recent years, there are many changes to the Constitution. First of all, all males over 21 capable of reading are allowed to vote. Primary education is compulsive to all children regardless of gender, race or socioeconomics. Strikes are legalized and regulated so the workers can protest without disturbances. Only a pledge to create party-based elections was unanswered, as political parties are seen as a downfall for democracy. The Portuguese military forces are sent largely to the Upper Zambezi Basin to occupy the area west of Portuguese East Africa. Settlers are sent to Angola to expand the colony east with great land rewards. Also, a reward of several thousand reals and a nobility title to the first Portuguese man to go from Angola to Mozambique through the African interior. Hundreds of men go wishing for gold. The Portuguese military also offers to loan several key military officers to the Brazilian Army to help modernize their forces in exchange of easying conditions for Portuguese investors interested in Brazilian markets. We hope the Brazilian Empire accepts our generous offer. (Mod response, I believe) Our Navy is improved as its budget is aumented to hire of Glasgow, Amsterdam, Boston and Hannover nautical engineers to help modernize our Navy. The mainland Portugal begins heavy industrialization as we wish to embrace the new world trend and not be left poor from the rest of Europe. To do such, the building of a Rail of Lisbon-Santarem-Badajoz (SPAIN) and Lisbon-Oporto are started presided by the new Portuguese Rails Company in the stock market, with the government buying one-third of the stocks, a single British investor buying another third and the rest being purchased by stockbuyers. This leads to public fascination about the stock market. We offer to the Boer Republic and the British Empire the chance to dialogue in peace about our intentions in Southern Africa, as Portugal wishes to protect and expands its colonies. We regard both nations as friends and allies and we hope they see that too.
  • Brazil agrees cautiously. 
  • Boer Republic: We would prefer that Portugal not expand westward south of the Zambezi.
    • Portuguese Dip: 
      Boer

      The proposed borders between Portuguese and Boer claimed lands. The border is in black. The British are interested in the zone between the red lines.

      I think we can achieve an agreement peacefully. The borders of Portuguese and Boer claimed lands in the Zambezi region. We propose the following borders - the OTL borders of Mozambique and then following the Zambezi River in the interior until the border with OTL Namibia. We ask the Boer Republic what's their opinion and leave a map for their better perception. We also remember the Boer Republic we see them as allies and we offer a trade alliance, allowing the use of Mozambique ports tax-free if the ships sail to Lisbon with the land richnesses, agricultural products and wood that the Republic extracts.
    • British Dip: We agree. We are after the OTL Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and intend to drift up the OTL Namibian/Botswana border and in to OTL Namibia.
    • Portuguese Dip: We agree with the British annexation of Namibia if they only let us have the Caprivi Strip in Namibia.
    • British Dip: Agreed.
    • French Diplomacy: The French would like to trade pact with the Portuguese.
    • Portuguese Dip: We accept the French trade pact offer.
  • Mexico:
    Mexican Influence (1848 Game)

    Mexico (Dark Blue) Influencing (Light Blue)

    We divide our army consisting of 100,000 men into four different corps in Mexico: 20,000 within the California territory, 20,000 in Northern Mexico, 20,000 in Central Mexico, and 20,000 in Southern Mexico. We also begin to try to influence the newly formed Texas Republic & smaller Central American nations. We begin allowing peaceful agreements with the natives within our country and also allow fleeing Indians from the USA to allow to settle within Mexico.
  • Pawnee Native People's Dip: Chief David Ironhorse of a western Pawnee tribe takes up a pro-migration ticket and starts talks with Mexican officials on moving to a remote part of Neauvo Mexico to start a new life for his 500 strong tribe. He asks for a largely autonomous territory in the east for his people. They (all 500 of them) wish to eventualy return to their ancestral lands and still retain thire native lifestyle as a migrated vassal of Mexico, rather than integrate and become westernized quite yet. Other native Americans wish to stay on the ancestral homelands and think he is a twit. (mod)Whipsnade (talk) 23:35, August 20, 2014 (UTC)

No sinister or colonial influence over Texas, they don't like Mexico, but friendly relations are OK. CR and Nicaragua are too far away for effective control until you improve Mexico's leadership and end corrupted economics. The Californian Goldrush is underway, but California is still Mexican, so use the cash to build some roads or ports.

  • Russian Empire: We work on our military. Realizing we are slightly lagging behind the western countries, we begin using similar designs to modernize more.'' ' Islam in the caucasus begins to shrink as more orthodox influence is focused there
    • Aleskya: More people settle in the colony with hopes of building new lives, and the town of Sitka, the capital, sees the fastest growth in population.
  • Texas: In the spirit of independence, the government of the Republic of Texas refuses to let Texas merge back into Mexico. We build up our military and economy and ask the United States for diplomatic relations as well as a non-aggression pact between our two nations. We also ask all nations to recognize the newly formed Republic of Texas.
    • Prussian Dip: Treading a thin line, the Prussians give a vague recognition of the Texan aspirations for recognition and promise should they survive until the 1860s Prussia will recognize the republic. on another note the Prussians offer the Texans a trade agreement and an unofficial embassy in Berlin. 
    • Texas Dip: We accept the Prussian trade agreement and to establish an unofficial embassy in Berlin. In return, we ask the Prussians if they want to establish an embassy in Austin.
    • Prussian Dip: The government agrees and establishes an unofficial embassy in Austin. 
  • Empire of Brazil: Pedro II of Brazil continues to work on strengthening the economy. There is much growth this year and the economy is estimated to be growing at a rate of roughly 10.5% and production increases dramatically. Several new factories are built along the coast and more roads extending into the amazon are built. Sugar, Cotton Coffee, and Leather are the main exports. Pedro III is born, though the boy is small and sickly he survives the year. A force of 75,000 troops begin an invasion of war-torn Uruguay under the pretense of restoring the peace. Though in reality the motive is recognized to be-retaking land lost in the past. We ask the nations of France, England, Argentina and Paraguay to recognize the validity of our claims and stay either neutral.
    • Algo-Brazil crushes Uruguay.
    • Argentine Dip: We confirm nuetrality, and offer Brazil a Non-Aggression Pact. We also ask the leaders of the Unitarian party,who have been exiled to Uruguay, be returned to Argentina to face trial.
    • Portuguese Dip: We offer the Brazilian Empire an extension of our military loans and we add a trade, political and military alliance. We congratulate the Imperial Family, closely related to the Portuguese Royal Family for the birth of the young Prince.
    • Brazilian Dip: We accept all offers and extend a military alliance to Argentina should Paraguay attack either nation. 
  • Morocco: The nation continues to move along, largely left alone by the other powers for the time being. The ruling Aluoite Dynasty continues to relax in the comforts of the country's many palaces. The Sultan's son Muhammad furthers along his mission to reform the armed forces. To do this, he needs to purchase some new weapons from the European powers, and sends out diplomats asking for such weapons. In foreign policy, the Sultan continues to support the armed struggle of the Algerians, yet he does so cautiously, not willing to risk a French invasion. As such, the support is only words rather than troops or weapons. 
  • Colombia: With the rising of Conservative and Liberal parties in Colombia the nation begins to see more wants for social reform as well as a larger push for the country to rebuild itself from its Disasters with Gran Colombia. The Nation sees its first forays into an experimental railway along the Pacific Coast connecting just a few cities. This is expected to be completed after about a years work due to the short length its been considered for. With this the government seeing competition as a necessity within the continent as well as the entire world the nation begins allowing investments into factories such as iron works, cement and other products. Colombia also begins to compete with Mexican influence within Central America sending advisors to Costa Rica and Nicaragua using the common relationship shared with these nations to influence them rather than Mexico's brute force. Colombia also begins at great cost to itself, influencing Venezuela and Ecuador investing into Colombian owned and built factories within the two states exploiting their weak governments to Colombia's advantage. With all this, however, in order to avoid a civil war, Colombia organizes a national congress to discuss re-evaluating the country and re-organizing it into a Federal republic much like the United States, with a unique Colombian flair to it. The Congress while effective in conveying the need for a Federal system like this does not accomplish this goal and the national congress to reform is scheduled once again for the next year. Colombia also with this begins to expand its armed forces training. With a population of nearly 1.7 million Colombia begins a much more aggressive campaign of literacy in order to keep its population up to speed. 
  • United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway: Another series of economic reforms is passed between the two kingdoms of Sweden and Norway which help to abolish protective tariff walls to further free trade between the two crowns. A reform is passed that dismantles the entire guild system, paving the way for greater economic entrepreneurship. The economy remains almost entirely agrarian, but the economic trade between the two kingdoms and other nations helps keep the agrarian economy profitable. The annual meetings between the crowns of Norway and Sweden now allow the participation of university students from either country, all of whom greatly support the idea of Scandinavianism.
  • Argentine Confederation: This year is focused on internal stabilization, with the various nations of the confederacy working on improving their economies. A program to improve the military begins, hoping to bring Argentina closer to modern standards, Plans to construct the first rail line begin, but a lack of recources stalls the project. Rosas continues to act as the de facto leader of the confederation, making Buenos Aires the largest city in the country. The ongoing war between the Federales and Unitarians continues. Population of the entire nation remains just under one million.

1850

  • The ships of the McClure Arctic Expedition set sail from Plymouth. The transportation of British convicts to Western Australia begins. The hippopotamus Obaysch arrives at London Zoo from Egypt, the first seen in Europe since Roman times. The city of Manchester, England, reaches 400,000 inhabitants. The paddle steamer RMS Royal Adelaide (made 1838), bound from Cork to London, sinks in the English Channel with the loss of all 250 on board.
  • The traditional date of Kansas City, Missouri's founding. This is the date on which it is incorporated by Jackson County, Missouri as the "Town of Kansas". Lehman Brothers is established in Montgomery, Alabama. The USS Advance puts to sea from New York to search for John Franklin's Arctic expedition. Henry Clay introduces the Compromise of 1850 to the U.S. Congress. American Express is founded by Henry Wells & William Fargo.
  • The ill-fated Taiping Rebellion occurs. Hong Xiuquan orders the general mobilisation of rebel forces.
  • The treaty called Punctuation of Olmütz is signed in Olomouc. It means diplomatic capitulation of Prussia to the Austrian Empire, which takes over the leadership of the German Confederation.
  • The first settlers for the settlement of Christchurch arrive at the Port of Lyttelton (in New Zealand).
  • The University of Sydney (the oldest in Australia) is founded.
  • American, Texan, Russian and Canadian gold miners riot. The Bear Flag is hoist in Sacramento four years later than OTL and is now the official flag of the Republic of California. The rebels call upon American help and they march toward LA. They don't like Mexico's rule and prefer the USA.
    • "American gold miners riot" and then "ask for American help" whut? unless this is actually two mod events. Toby2: THEY CALL ME Mr. Awesome!!!
    • It is the OTL rising in California that led to it joining the USA, but at an ATL time.Whipsnade (talk) 15:14, August 22, 2014 (UTC)
  • The Tswana nation of Ngamiland formulates in OTL north Botswana.
  • Princes Vicky and Prince Frederick fall in love.
    • A bit too quickly, whip. First off, I just sent Frederick to Britain, and second, Vicky is still only 9. They would keep in correspondence and build a bond first. With Blood and Iron (talk) 22:16, August 21, 2014 (UTC)
    • OK, I was a bit too hasty.
  • The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (AKA Kingdom of Naples) pays France ransomed of 50,000 Lira for the captured men and ships. The Kingdom of Sardinia also give them some money to help pay the ransom with. The Kingdom of Sardinia amps up its military slightly.
  • Austrian Empire: The Hungarian revolutionaries are cracked down upon. The Russians are thanked for their assistance in dealing with them. Toward the end''' of the year, the Hungarian rebels begin losing morale, and the Austrian army demands their surrender, the Hungarians comply. In concession to the Hungarians, and hopping to prevent future revolutions, Hungarian citizens, treated as second-class citizens for centuries under the Habsburgs, are granted the same status as the German citizens. Hungarian representatives are also allowed to join the Diet in Vienna. With the internal struggles taken care of, Emperor Ferdinand calls for a national focus on industry and education. Construction of factories begin, starting in the Crownlands of Bohemia and Hungary. Diplomats are sent to the southern German states, Bavaria, Württemberg, Baden, Saxony, in hopes of extending and improving economic and political relationships. Prussia and Great Britain are asked for alliances.
    • ​Baden and Bavaria agree to an alliance with Austria. Hungary west of the Danube and Slavonia continues to rebel.
    • You do realize they didn't send any help this time. No, they never sent any this time around. 
  • Russia's player did not agree to send his troops last turn, but I'm sure some Cossacks may have volenteered, if only to have fun ripping out innocent ethnic Romanians' and Poles' throats. They may calm it down a bit.
  • British Empire: British foreign secretary Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, sends ships to blockade the port of Piraeus, ostensibly as a result of the Don Pacifico affair. A major literacy campaign is held in Ceylon. Trade is expanded in the colonies. British settlers and traders expand Cape Colony’s and Natal’s borders a uniform 2 pixels northward of their current local in to the green zone. The Walvis Bay enclave expands to its full OTL size and then draw a fortified border around it. Local tribes are resisting, but there is no major problem yet. We try to calm religious and anti-colonial tendency in parts of India, but to no avail. A few hundred more troops are raised and sent to Cape Colony and Malucca. We investigate the sinking of the RMS Royal Adelaide. London Zoo is a success. Princess Vicky and Prince Frederick fall in love and contemplate marriage. The British propose a Pacific Ocean to Caribbean Sea Nicaragua Canal. Control would be shared with America and Portugal if they want to help build it. We offer an alliance to Moderna.
    • Portuguese Dip: We accept the British offer if the profits of the Canal be divided equally between the three called nations. We believe it is only fair.
    • British Dip: Agreed.
    • USA Dip: Agreed.
  • USA: (user gave me control until he returns on Sunday). We take up Chief Peter Pockawan’s local offer. We take up the British offer. We offer diplomatic support to the Californian rebels. Railways are upgraded in New York state and Ohio. A national literacy campaign is held in all major towns and cities. Texas is offered a five year NAP. The OTL Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 and an ATL version of the Compromise of 1850 are passed.
    • Liberia: A literacy campaign is held and farming is improved.
    • US Territories: Cattle ranching, limited farming and roads are improved in the Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Kansas regions. Wisconsin Territory is promised statehood and plans are put forward over are states coming from Kansas Territory and Minnesota Territory.
    • Texas Dip: We accept the offer for a five year NAP.

Mexico: We dispatch the California Corps, led by Felix Jasso, to deal with the 'Bear Flag Rebellion' occurring within northern California. Andres Santana dispatches 5000 of his men from the Northern Corps to cover the Jasso's flank. We use the money earned from the California Gold Rush to help implement roads between major cities and use the money to further implement railroads between major cities. We agree to David Ironhorse's terms and further encourage Indians to immigrate to Mexico. We also wish begin to open up trade with East Asian and South American nations. Algo is up.

  • USA Response: There is much anti-Mexico sentiment growing. Hot debate rages in the senate and congress. Wisconsin Territory gets statehood.
  • Sorry, Algo is up late, things came up.
    • ​Results: Miners are defeated after some heavy fighting.
  • ​USA: War is promised as troops march in to Dakota territory and head westward.
  • Mexican Army Movement, Bear Flag Rebellion (1848 Map Game)

    Blue (California C.) Green (Northern C.) Red (Central C.) Purple (Southern C.) Red dots (Rebellions)

  • Argentine Confederation: This year is focused on internal stabilization, with the various nations of the confederacy working on improving their economies. A program to improve the military begins, hoping to bring Argentina closer to modern standards, Plans to construct the first rail line begin, but a lack of resources stalls the project. Rosas continues to act as the de facto leader of the confederation, making Buenos Aires the largest city in the country. The ongoing war between the Federales and Unitarians continues. Population of the entire nation remains just under one million.
    • Brazilian Agents: We send several military advisers to aid the Unitarians in their war.

Portugal: It is a happy year for us. First of all, our newly-implemented Constitutional system works as tested by the new public pledge - the final elimination of slavery in all Portuguese territories. With the new law, slavery is destroyed in all of our territories. Other reasons to rejoice are the completion of the railway from Lisbon to Santarem, helped by the great stock market funds achieved and the realization of the project to cross the African interior. A wealthy Portuguese explorer achieves the quest and reclaims the rewards. The Government gives him a great sum of money and the title of Viscount. He surprises the aristocracy by donating all of the money to the Royal Portuguese Institute, settled in Coimbra, where students from all over Europe and North America come to complement their studies, helping to modernize the region of Beira. The industrialization of the nation advances foward, with the economy flourishing thanks to the funds given by the stock market.

  • Portuguese Dip: We support both Texan and Californian pledges for independence with two conditions: 1 - Putting foward trade pacts with us, especially about the mineral riches. 2 - Having at least a gradual abolition of slavery. If that is responded, we will help the Republics in their fights against oppression diplomatically and, if provoked, military. We also warn Oman to either stop slave trafficking from the Swallihi coast or to face the consequences.
  • Portuguese Africa: Angola continues expanding westward, even if that means conflicts with the native tribes. In Mozambique, the borders accorded with the Boer Republic are respected but we advance to the interior via the northern shores of the Zambezi River. Also, settlers are sent to explore and claim the entire shores of Lake Nyasa. (Can you at least add some lands for the next map?)
  • Federation of Colombia: The nation continues to develop its railway systems, purchasing the resources from various countries extending the railways through more territory. The National congress in the progress of avoiding a destructive civil war reforms the government with popular support from all the departments into the Federation of Colombia. The American system is somewhat implemented and a more American voting system is put into place. With the reformation its decided to outlaw slavery as it has become a redundant practice in Colombia. The nation continues influence on Venezuela and Ecuador heavily, investing further into their economy as the first year of the previously Colombian built factories in both those countries has led to an increasing return and a further expansion of Colombian industry in the countries. Colombia's new president Diego Alacantra, sponsors state capitalism as he allows for government investment into domestic factories build up a small but expanding arms industry as well as the start of larger ironworks, and the opening of the nation's first steel mill. The military is put up at a force of about 25,000 to hold the reformed state together and internally stabilize the country. The nations large expansion of industry and railroads, has left Colombia sinking into debt, but the debt in the meantime is becoming easier to pay off as the profits from industry begin to finance Colombia's emergence from the global periphery. The Colombian president, however, with some protests from the elites opens up the officer corps and politics to the middle classes allowing for many to advance and further integrate between the previously stratified classes in Colombia. The unpopularity of this causes many elite to plan the downfall of the new president but they are discovered and hanged for treason relative quickly. President Alacantra with large scale support from the Liberal-Reactionary coalition government, follows closely the American and Brazilian system of establishment of rights, and creates a "bill of rights" similar to its American counterpart guaranteeing all the same rights. Colombia also requests economic advisors from nations such as Brazil and Prussia. The Colombian congress seeking to gain the unclaimed amazons to its south sponsors a volunteer group of imprisoned men with families (including children) who number about 1000 and about another 500 troops sent along with them to settle and seize the now claimed Colombian Amazons as well as protect it. These prisoners are in for moderate offenses and are being allowed to work for their freedom. Can we add at least half of that Amazon territory to my south as Colombian since I'm trying to settle it?? 
  • Prussian Dip: The Prussians agree and send a party of economic specialists to Colombia. and also offer a trade agreement to the Colombians
    • ​New lands added in 1851 map.
  • Boer Republic: Due to the fact we now have access to a sea we manage to continue getting immigrants that are not Portuguese or English, as we had not been getting for some time and were relying upon copulation to extend the number of Afrikaaners. French, Dutch, and Germans arrive out our port and settle across the country, with generous land grants given to non-Catholics, and farms are built across the nation. We begin to focus on infrastructure and military development with the new funds gained from being able to export things with a port, and the trade-deal with the British that came with the land. A new president is elected, and he promises to have a road connected to every town with more than 400 people and to have a postal service implemented by the end of his term (in three years). Africans for the most part are neglected, with little contact being made except for the occasional trading and northern savagery. We continue expansion, 15 px north and 20 px east.
    • Boer Dip: We have only one qualm with the current land-deal with Portugal and Great Britain, and that is that we don't want Portugal expanding south of the Limpopo River either.
    • Portuguese Dip: We are afraid that we have already extendend south of the Limpopo River, creating some settlements like Lourenço Marques which are already deeply inhabited by the Portuguese settlers and of which we won't accept to leave. We respect the rights of the Boers and we support the call for immigrants, even though we don't appreciate the discrimination of Catholics in the granting of lands. We offer the Portuguese colonies as a refugee for the discriminate Catholics in the Boer Republic. We still had that we wish to continue with the best terms with the Boer Republic but will not back off our claims.
    • Boer Dip: We request that Portugal not settle south of the river any farther than the current extent.
    • Portugal: We will stand by our claims represented in the map presented above. That territory is not in any way in conflict with the Boer-controlled territory and so we expect no friction with the Boer Republic.
  • Morocco: The military continues to train according to modern military tactics as per the order of the Sultan and his son. Officer corps are sent to other states like the Ottoman Empire to observe military training and discipline. Verbal support for the Algerians continues, and the country decides to house any fleeing refugees but does not allow them to continue the fight or establish bases in Moroccan territory. Influence amongst nomadic Berber tribes is excercised, and the country begins to extend its authority south, targeting trade routes and any oases. A number of tribes swear alleigance to the Sultan, further expanding the country's influence in the Sahara. Moroccan diplomats secretly ask European nations for mutual defense pacts in order to help preserve Moroccos independence. 
  • Texas: We send about 7200 troops to calm down the rebellious goldminers in Texas. We offer diplomatic support to the California rebels and recognize California as its own nation rather than a part of Mexico. We continue to build up our military in the event that we are at war or a crisis.
    • Boer Dip: We officially recognized the independent state of Texas, for whatever that is worth.
  • Prussia: The Punctuation of Olmütz is deemed a humiliation by Otto von Bismark and other Prussian nationalists including Crown Prince Wilhelm von Hohenzollern. specially since the Austrians are still dealing with Hungarian rebels (Russia never agreed to the treaty). Despite the blunder the Prince and Junkers keep their cool and await for things to develop as the King enters a period of relative mental instability brought on by recent events (OTL this did occur and wilhelm I was regent during the 1850s until he assumed the throne himself). The general amnesty offered to the liberals is maintained and the National Liberal Party accommodates many of the former revolutionaries gaining several new sets in the Landtag in particularly in the lowerhouse. The Conservatives and National Liberals form a coalition government after the first elections ever held in the country. Otto von Bismark is rewarded with his part in the suppression of the liberal insurrection with a diplomatic position in Russia, should the Russians accept him there. While considered it is an honor it is also to remove him from the political spotlight for the time being. Meanwhile, in London, Prince Frederick, the son of Crown Prince Wilhelm, begins a correspondence with the young Princess Victoria of Great Britain who showed him around the capital. He also takes a liking to King consort Albert and Queen Victoria and hopes to enter a personal friendship with the couple (British response please). Industrialization in the Rhineland and Silesia continues and the rail system continues to expand. The Zollverein continues to grow in importance, and the Prussians request greater economic co-operation amongst the minor German states except Austria. (RNG, please. Remember, I am the strongest economic power out of all the German states and greater co-operation will favor all the German states). Military expanasion continues and more and more needle rifles and breech loaded cannons are developed and several new military officers begin to come into the spotlight particularly Roon and Moltke who are critics of the current military system. Fears of the French territorial ambitions begin to grow amongst Prussian leaders and the government reminds the rest of the German states of the problems French expansionism could bring to the German people. 

The states all agree with Prussia except Hannover and the minor polities of Nassau, Badan, Lubeck, Bremen, Brauwnswig, Hamburg and Holstine.

British Dip: We agree.

  • Empire of Brazil: Pedro II of Brazil continues to work on strengthening the economy. There is much growth this year and the economy is estimated to be growing at a rate of roughly 10.5% and production increases dramatically. Several new factories are built along the coast and more roads extending into the amazon are built. Several economic advisers are offered to Colombia in an attempt to improve relations. Pedro III (my mistake on the years, he was born in 1848 not 49), continues to grow up, touring Uruguay with his father and mother. Uruguay becomes a semi-autonomous region within Brazil, ruling itself in internal affairs, but yielding all national rights to Brazil. The leaders of the warring political parties are executed and peace restored.
  • France: Seeing California revolt, France, traditionally aligned with the USA, sends troops to the rebels in the area. The USA is requested an alliance and trade pact. Meanwhile, back in Europe, war is support is given to the Roman Republic, who is angered at the low payment of Naples. The Roman Republic is given 30,000 troops to deal with Naples, who launch an attack on the mainland. All other Italian states are assured that they will not be bother as long as they don't interfere. Spain, is invited to participate in the invasion, with a guaranteed land gained if they participate. The military is built up to deal with Naples. (Mod response)
  • Spain offers diplomatic support only.
  • USA Dip: We agree too the French deal.
    • French Colonial Empire: With the war in Naples ongoing, the empire halts expansion and sends a total of 2000 troops to Naples.
    • Roman Republic: Angered with the payment of Naples, which was much lower than expected, declares war on the nation. The 500 French troops in the area are mobilized toward Naples, as well as 100 of the native Roman Republic troops. (Algo needed)

I don't have the time to work with an experimental algo, so could a mod create the algo for me? I haven't seen the algo work yet, and have to go to the store [?] very late today. Thanks to whoever does this

  1. Naples is defeated after some heavy fighting. I think that’s right, France should win in theory
    1. Personally flu, a computer hacker and my training sceam are getting me down today.
      1. OK, any one know who keeps on hacking my computer and terminating my ISP link without concent?
        1. A second mod is required, I'm stressed and getting cut off.
      • Portuguese Dip: Since France is calling for allies for the invasion of Naples, we offer to help military, hoping for land gains.
      • French Diplomacy: Portugal isn't guaranteed any land in Naples but will be guaranteed a West African colony (depending on how many troops are sent) in the near future. A trade pact is offered between the two nations.
      • Portuguese Dip: We accept the offer and ask only to have a say in the future of Naples when the war ends, besides the colonial gains.
  • In the Dutch Empire
    William VII Luxem (The Kalmar Union)

    Willem III of the Netherlands

    , a number of advancements take place. Firstly, King Willem III manages to quell any and all talks of republican or revolutionary revolt in his nation. He also plans for the young daughter of Leopold I of Belgium, Charlotte, to marry Prince Willem of the Netherlands in under a decade, uniting the two nations into a personal union. We propose a trade pact and alliance with Hannover, and intend to better our relations. Ernest Augustus is encouraged to grow closer to the Dutch and further from the British. Meanwhile, in Suriname, a new colony is set up between British Guiana and Venezuela. We continue to influence our puppet government in Rattanakosin Thailand, growing that colony closer to our East Indies Co. The Dutch East Indies influences Sarawak by sending trade deals and attempting to cement them into our East Indian Colonial Empire. We establish a trading post at the southern tip of Madagascar and attempt to ally the native kingdom. The post soon becomes a colony called "Madagaskar."
    • Portuguese Dip: We offer an alliance between the Portuguese and Dutch Empire. We hope we can have share the island of Madagascar between both our nations, as we wish to have a wood-exporting colony
  • Duchy of Modena: Military and economy are built up.
    • Modenese Dip: We accept the British request of alliance.
  • Russia: We begin to improve relations with the Prussians. We continue modernization. The military grows and more factories appear in the nation
    • Alyeska: The revolt is met with gunfire, those responsible are sent to Siberia to break rocks. The population is encouraged to go to the colony to seek a better life. Sitka and other settlements continue to grow
  • 'California (Bear Flag) Republic: With us taking over the city of Sacramento, we declare ourselves the California (Bear Flag) Republic with our capital being Sacramento, thus we officially establish a government. With us being a Republic, we represent the common citizen (the miner) and thus we also declare ourselves as a Democratic Government With Support from the People ('+4 in the Algo)  The Revolutionary William B Ide is elected president. While we declare ourselves to have control over all the Californian territory, in reality we only have jurisdiction over Sacramento and the surrounding area, and thus only our official military, the Californian Army, only has control over Sacramento and the surrounding area, with its main job too defend our capital Sacramento and its civilians. Most of our army, however, consists of Revolutionary Irregulars called the Bear Flag Army, which consists of the numerous Rebels all over California not under our jurisdiction and use guerrilla warfare tactics. We begin a campaign to encourage young men to join the Bear Flag Army and rebel against the opressive Mexican Government and establish our official currency, The Californian (Mexican pesos and US dollars are also accepted currency)
    • Californian Diplomacy: We hereby condem the nation of Mexico, our oppressors, as only now, that we are rebelling against your tryanical rule that you pay attention to us. We thank all nations that have been sympathetic to our cause, including France (for giving us military support), Portugal (for the offer, which we graciously accept), The United States (for the diplomatic support), and Texas, (for the diplomatic support) We also ask permission to set up an embassy in either the US or Texas to form a Government in Exile, if and when we lose, though we are not intending to give up without a huge fight. We also ask that those who diplomatically support us also give us supplies to help in our war against Mexico. 'We also apologize for any damage done to the nations who have supported us as a result of any rowdy behavior of the Bear Flag Army, as we have no de facto jurisdiction over them.

1851

  • In Boston, Massachusetts, members of the anti-slavery Boston Vigilance Committee rescue fugitive slave Shadrach Minkins from a courtroom following his arrest by U.S. marshals.
  • A population census is taken in the United Kingdom. The population reaches 21 million. 6.3 million live in cities of 20,000.
  • The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations in the Crystal Palace, Hyde Park, London is opened by Queen Victoria (it runs until October 18).
  • French coup of 1851: In what amounts to a coup, Louis Napoleon, president of France, dissolves the French National Assembly and declares a new constitution to extend his term. A year later he declares himself as Emperor Napoleon III, ending the Second Republic.
  • The Denny Party lands at Alki Point, the first settlers of what later becomes Seattle, Washington.
  • First protected submarine telegraph cable laid, across the English Channel.
  • Shshonaland asks for a trade deal with Portugal.
  • Zululand moves to its final pre-OTL conquest persition. They start to look a major threat to anyone, black or white.
  • Lakota Indians rise up in North Dakota. Apaches rebel in Texas and Mexico.
  • Ecquator annexes the land Colombia did not annex earlier.
  • The Ngwato chiefship formulates in central OTL Botswana.
  • Eastern Hungary and Salvonian rebelions continue.
  • British Empire: Wavis Bay is secured against native incursions. Guyana expands slightly to the south west. The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations in the Crystal Palace is a success. British forces amp up in India. Local rebellions are put down in rural parts of North East India. British explores travel in to southern Botswana OTL and southern coastal Namibia OTL region and start diplomacy with local tribes and states, but the going is tough. Trading posts are set up in all the non-Dutch parts of Borneo in the attempt to win their loyalty. Canada is formed into two larger colonies.
    • Mexican Dip: We seek support and or advice from the British Empire due to the growing tension between Mexico and the United States.
    • British Dip: We ask the USA to stay to diplomatic methods and to avoid a war with Mexico if possible.
  • USA: Lakota, Sioux and Ojibwa Indians rebel in places and are put down by 1000 troopers. Kansas Territory is given statehood. 2000 American troops, including 100 cavalry are in Washington Territory awaiting plans to invade northern California. A deal is offered, Sell the land for $10,045,000 or have it conquered. Controversy grows over the slavery issue and the South is angry over the North's opposition to it.
    • British Dip: We arsk the USA to stay to diplomatic methods and to avoid a war with Mexico if possible.
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  • ​Mexico: With the quelling of the 'Bear Flag Rebellion' and the recent threats from the United States we transfer control of the California Corps into to famed general and former president Santa Anna. Meanwhile, we raise up and continue to train another corps, recently named the Desert Corps who is led by former California Corps leader Felix Jasso. The Northern Corps led by Andres Santana is renamed for the Rio Bravo Corps for its position along the region, and is sent to quell aggressive Apache rebels in the region, while peace talks are sent to those tribes who have not began to uprise to determine a possible outcome without further bloodshed. Current President Mariano Arista states that he will enact a controlled immigration paln to those coming from America due to the 'Bear Flag Rebellion', he also states he will not give over earned Mexican land to the United States. With threat tensions high we look to other Latin American nations for support, along with other European nations. We continue to improve our infrastructure with better roads, and railroad construction has begun. In response to the Portuguese and French involvment in the 'Bear Flag Rebellion we send 10,000 of the Desert Corps to Santa Anna, 4000 being cavalry (Updated Algo).
    Mexican Army Position, 1851 (1848 Game)

    Blue (California C.) Purple (Desert C.) Green (Rio Bravo C.) Red (Central C.) Black (Southern C.)

  • Portugal: The Royal Portuguese Institute opens the Warfare Sciences Cabinet, which gets huge donations from the Army, a department with the sole purpose of studying ballistics, especially for the creation of better firearms, especially riffles, more efficient bullets and ammunitions and for the construction of more efficient artillery pieces. We hope that in a few years the Portuguese Army will once again be a motive of pride for the nation. The first two ships built with the help of the foreigner engineers are inaugurated in Lisbon, in a ceremony attended by the Queen and the Consort King. The ships are named "Maria" and "Fernindand" in honour of the Royal couple. In this year, we introduce the telegraph in the nation. The first line, Lisbon-Santarem-Coimbra-Porto, is inaugurated later in the year, while the line from Lisbon to the Azores starts being built. The railways get to Coimbra and Vila Viçosa. The Royal Seas Corporation is created, doing regular sea journeys Lisbon-Funchal-Praia-Bissau-Luanda-Beira letting that way more settlers into Portuguese Africa. To attract more settlers, we open gates for Irish immigrants, escaping the Famine, and Italian immigrants too, to live in deep Portuguese Africa. With dispersed populations, the cultures melt into the Portuguese ways, but still some settlements in deep Africa, like Semaragaide and Prosperitá were named after Irish and Italian words. That way, the Portuguese colonies expand further inside.
    • Portuguese Dip: We are glad for the California Republic and we lend a few armies and we send some ships, including the Fernindand, to occupy the port of San Francisco, in the name of the Californian Republic. We put an embargo on Mexico and advise the USA, France, Texas and other European allies to do the same. We accept a trade deal with Shshonaland, but as the country is in the area claimed by the Boer Republic, we advise them to cross the Zambezi River to the Portuguese territory. There, they will be resettled in organized communities, under the care of the Portuguese government. We will give education to the children and the constitutional rights to the people. In order to re-inforce the alliance with the British Empire, we offer to negotiate a marriage between the Crown Prince Pedro, heir to the Portuguese throne, with one of the daughters of Queen Victoria (British response needed). We also offer France the lend of a force of 2500 to re-inforce the French occupation of Naples.

Brit Dip: Crown Prince Pedro can start correspondence with Princess Alice.

      • French Diplomacy: We gladly accept the re-inforcement of troops and embargo Mexico.
    • Portuguese Africa: With the new waves of both Portuguese and foreigner settlers, attracted by the regular naval routes and the privileges given to settlers, our dominance in the claims we have in Africa gets stronger and stronger. However, the tensions that the government has with the Boer Republic and border arguments threat the settlers in southern Mozambique, which fear a possible conflict. A settler community lands in northeast Madagascar, and forms a new settlement there, Salvação.
  • Portuguese Canal Company: A team of engineers, alongside a team from the USA and the British Empire, study the landscape of Nicaragua, in hopes of finding an area suitable for constructing the Canal.
  • British survey teams in Nicaragua: We examine the landscape, but it is deemed to difficult to tame with present technology.

No canals until the late 1800's and early 1900's

  • Morocco: The military reforms continue to be performed, and Moroccan officers continue to be trained in forms of discipline and artillery fire. Despite this, the army is still largely undertrained, underequipped, and still mostly tribesmen rather than actual soldiers. The military extends to the Moroccan Navy as well, even though said navy is composed of a few xebecs and galleys, nothing that could compare to a European fleet. Influence amongst the Berber tribes and trade caravans that lead south of the Sahara continues to be excercised. 
  • Russia: Continues modernization. Weapons continue to be built, as do more ships in both the Baltics and the strait. works with mending relations with multiple European countries continue. Conversion of the Chechens continue.
    • Alyeska: population continues to grow. The Inuit population begins to be less frequently sen, presumably pushed north. Gold mining continues.
  • Empire of Brazil: Pedro II of Brazil continues to work on strengthening the economy. There is much growth this year and the economy is estimated to be growing at a rate of roughly 10.5% and production increases dramatically. Several new factories are built along the coast and more roads extending into the amazon are built. Huge strides are made in the manufacturing and agricultural production sectors. A short section of railroad is built in Rio de Janeiro, but it will be several years before it can be implemented on an industrial scale. Pedro III continues to grow up, touring Uruguay with his father and mother. The Liberals and Conservatives continue to dispute, and Pedro must always watch them carefully. A force of settlers and explorers lead by João da Cunha enters the un-claimed jungles to the west of Brazil after several months the region of Acre (same as OTL) is annexed. A defensive line is begun along the Paraguayan border, consisting of several fortified cities with redoubts every two miles surrounding them.
  • Federation of Colombia: The expense of railway systems limits their further adoption but further industrialism continues with many factories opening up and a large increase in education spending begins to show the first inklings of a literacy rate increase. The settling of the new amazon territories continues with a few thousand people and their families working off their prison sentence in exchange for settling the territory. Continuing with using advisors from Prussia and Brazil Colombia aggressively expands its industry and with the outlawing of slavery sees a large immigration of people from Europe numbering almost 3000 Germans from the disparate grouping of nations. These 4000 people some of which are military men and industrialists are immediately employed by the government to improve the efficiency and production of Colombian factories. The military men are sent to bring Colombian military tactics up to speed and more organization and radical military reform are put into place increasing the efficiency of the army. Colombia's navy, however, remains extremely neglected and in an attempt to at least modernize its navy as well has two private European builders in France contracted to build two of Colombia's first ships of the line expected to be delivered next year. The amount of debt - while larger - slows down and begins to recede slowly as the country begins to pay off its debts to various nations, particularly the British. With this, however, the loans taken out in British banks are paid off first to prevent some sort of intervention. The Colombian influence over Venezuela and Ecuador continues, this time much more prolificly as the re-organized and much more powerful government is able to swing many Venezuelan and Ecuadorian officials into allowing further Colombian influence, further Colombian investment, and the beginning resurgence of "Gran Colombia" as a nation state this time using many of Santander's ideas. The Colombian government also continues to influence Costa Rica, and Nicaragua, furthering Colombian interests there. This, however, has led many of these to become more favorable to Colombia as advisors begin telling their respectice governments that their only way to be strong is to avoid European powers and their interests in favor of going through Colombia a cultural brother and ally.
  • French Empire: On December 23rd the constitution was ratified, and Napoleon declares himself Emperor of France, creating the French Empire. The victory in Naples is celebrated, as Napoleon plans to provide revenge to Mexico. Napoleon asks Great Britain not to provide assistance to the Mexicans, as the Mexicans did not give the people what they wanted - Independence. Napoleon also states in his Christmas Day speech that "ethnic French areas controlled by non-French nations is hell, and the people don't deserve it." This speech kicks off a type of French nationalism that hates non-French nations, the lowlands in particular.
    • French Colonial Empire: The colonies expand their coastlines.
    • Duchy of Rome: The nation, joyful that Naples is eliminated, returns to upgrading infrastructure and bases.
    • Duchy of Naples: Naples, replaced by pro-French government, starts to fix infrastructure and build bases.
  • Texas: We have calmed down the Apache rebellion by sending 4000 troops to heavily populated areas of Apache Indians. We have also placed a trade embargo on Mexico and ask the United States to do the same. Slavery is officially abolished in the Republic of Texas stating that if anyone still owns slaves, they will be punished severely. We continue to build up our military and our economy due to tensions around North America. We are modernizing Texas.
  • Prussia: The Punctuation of Olmütz is deemed a humiliation by Otto von Bismark and other Prussian nationalists including Crown Prince Wilhelm von Hohenzollern. specially since the Austrians are still dealing with Hungarian rebels (Russia never agreed to the treaty). Despite the blunder the Prince and Junkers keep their cool and await for things to develop as the King enters a period of relative mental instability brought on by recent events (OTL this did occur and Wilhelm I was regent during the 1850s until he assumed the throne himself). The general amnesty offered to the liberals is maintained and the National Liberal Party accommodates many of the former revolutionaries gaining several new sets in the Landtag in particularly in the lower house. The Conservatives and National Liberals form a coalition government after the first elections ever held in the country. Otto von Bismark is rewarded with his part in the suppression of the liberal insurrection with a diplomatic position in Russia, should the Russians accept him there. While considered it is an honor it is also to remove him from the political spotlight for the time being. Meanwhile, in London, Prince Frederick, the son of Crown Prince Wilhelm, begins a correspondence with the young Princess Victoria the Great Britain who showed him around the capital. He also takes a liking to King consort Albert and Queen Victoria and hopes to enter a personal friendship with the couple (British response, please). Industrialization in the Rhineland and Silesia continues and the rail system continues to expand. The Zollverein continues to grow in importance, and the Prussians request greater economic co-operation amongst the minor German states except Austria. (RNG, please. Remember I am the strongest economic power out of all the German states and greater co-operation will favor all the German states). Military expansion continues and more and more needle rifles and breech loaded cannons are developed and several new military officers begin to come into the spotlight particularly Roon and Moltke who are critics of the current military system. Fears of the French territorial amibtions begin to grow amongst Prussian leaders and the government reminds the rest of the German states of the problems French expansionism could bring to the German people. 

The Zollverein continues to grow in importance, and the Prussians request greater economic co-operation amongst the minor German states except Austria is responded on. They all agree except to more co-operation except Bremen, Hamburg, Anhalt. Limburg and Lubeck.Whipsnade (talk) 15:44, August 23, 2014 (UTC)

British Dip: Crown Prince Wilhelm begins a correspondence with the young Princess Victoria and she agrees. King consort Albert and Queen Victoria and hopes to enter a personal friendship with the Prince Frederick.

  • Duchy of Modena: We build up our infrastructure.
  • The Grand Duchy of Tuscany offers a trade deal and alliance to Moderna.

Bavaria sends troops to help Austria. El Salvador offers political support to Mexico.Whipsnade (talk)

  • Naples: Moderniztion begins across Naples and Sciliy, and we begin building up the military. We offer food and wine to Texas so as to start a trade route in North America, and recognise California, but offer no military aid. Some in the Kingdom begin pushing for the unifaction of Italy.
  • Sarawak: James Brooke, de facto ruler of Sarawak and British adventurer, begins to increase his power by manipulating ethnic tensions. He begins arming and training the Dayak majority, shifting power from the Malay minority to the interior. He also marries a prominent Dayak. In consequence many of the tribes of the interior swear allegiance to him, expanding his control over the interior. With the loyalty of the Dayaks secured, Sarawak officially declares independence from Brunei. The military improves as individual chieftains send quotas of warriors to be trained and armed in modern fashion. Secretly, rebellion begins to be fomented by Sarawak agents in the Bruneian interior.
    • Sarawak Dip: requests to purchase modern arms from any nation willing to supply them.
    • British Dip: We agree to supply them. We make 5000 modern rifles and send 100 of them to help James Brooke.
  • Naples: Modernization begins across Naples and Siciliy, and we begin building up the military. We offer food and wine to Texas so as to start a trade route in North America, and recognise California, but offer no military aid. Some in the Kingdom begin pushing for the unifaction of Italy.
    • Texan Dip: We accept your offer for food and wine and we will start a trade route by offering Naples beef from our Texan cattle.

Naples is under French control. You cannot play as Naples unless I say so, and it's no. Jesus ...


'California (Bear Flag) Republic: With us taking over the city of Sacramento, we declare ourselves the California (Bear Flag) Republic with our capital being Sacramento, thus we officially establish a government. With us being a Republic, we represent the common citizen (the miner) and thus we also declare ourselves as a Democratic Government With Support from the People ('+4 in the Algo) The Revolutionary William B Ide is elected president. While we declare ourselves to have control over all the Californian territory, in reality we only have jurisdiction over Sacramento and the surrounding area, and thus only our official military, the Californian Army, only has control over Sacramento and the surrounding area, with its main job too defend our capital Sacramento and its civilians. Most of our army, however, consists of Revolutionary Irregulars called the Bear Flag Army, which consists of the numerous Rebels all over California not under our jurisdiction and use guerrilla warfare tactics. We begin a campaign to encourage young men to join the Bear Flag Army and rebel against the opressive Mexican Government and establish our official currency, The Californian (Mexican pesos and US dollars are also accepted currency) Now that it is the year 1851, we have successfully won our independence, (Our territory is all of OTL Alta California and there is much rejoicing over this. As a new born nation, however, we are wrought with political and economical instability, debt, corruption, etc. We begin a gradual campaign to end slavery in the nation as an abrupt one will result in a revolt. We also seize control of all the formerly owned Mexican railroads, trains, ports, forts, etc.

Californian Diplomacy: We hereby condem the nation of Mexico, our oppressors, as only now, that we are rebelling against your tyrannical rule that you pay attention to us. We thank all nations that have been sympathetic to our cause, including France (for giving us military support), Portugal (for the offer, which we graciously accept), The United States (for the diplomatic support), and Texas, (for the diplomatic support) We also ask permission to set up an embassy in either the US or Texas to form a Government in Exile, if and when we lose, though we are not intending to give up without a huge fight. We also ask that those who diplomatically support us also give us supplies to help in our war against Mexico. 'We also apologize for any damage done to the nations who have supported us as a result of any rowdy behavior of the Bear Flag Army, as we have no de facto jurisdiction over them. We hereby thank the Bear Flag Rebels and all the nations that have supported us in gaining our independence (France, Portugal, Texas, etc.) and we will be eternally grateful. As a result of us being a new born nation, however, we are wrought with political and economical instability, debt, corruption, etc. and we seek foreign economic, political, and military support to gradually build up our nation. As for Mexico, we seek recognition of our indepdendence of all your former Alta California territory, which is now under the Califrornian Republic.

1852

  • The Studebaker Brothers Wagon Company, precursor of the automobile manufacturer, was established.
  • HMS Birkenhead sank near Cape Town, British Cape Colony. Only 193 of the 643 on board survived after troops stood firm on the deck so as not to flood the lifeboats containing women and children.
  • Taiping Rebellion: Taiping forces entered Hunan. The Taiping army took Hanyang and begins the siege of Wuchang. The Taiping army took Hankou.
  • General Joaquin Solares of Guatemala led an invasion of neighboring Honduras, beginning a war that lasted until February 13, 1856.
  • French engineer Henri Giffard made the first airship trip from Paris to Trappes.
  • The semaphore line in France was superseded by the telegraph.
  • Frederick Douglass delivered his famous speech "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?" in Rochester, New York.
  • Henry Clay steamboat disaster in Riverdale, Bronx, with several deaths including Stephen Allen.
  • The Grand Duchy of Tuscany offers a trade deal and alliance to Modena.
  • Bavaria sends troops to help Austria.
  • The Zollverein continues to grow in importance, and the Prussians request greater economic co-operation amongst the minor German states except Austria is responded on. They all agree except to more co-operation except Bremen, Hamburg, Anhalt, Limburg and Lubeck.
  • El Salvador offers political support to Mexico.
  • Nicaragua offers political support to Honduras.
  • British Empire: We formally recognized the independence of the Boer Republic and continue border clashes with Burma. Exploration of Australia and Canada continue. Railway building grows greatly in England, Wales, Bombay in western India, Delhi in northern India, South Canada and Ireland. Industry, coal mines and Indian cotton plantations grow. Crown Prince Pedro can start correspondence with Princess Alice. Several dozen cannons, six ships of the line and 5000 rifles. We send 100 more James Brooke rifles. The British Empire formally reconises the Chan Santa Cruz Maya Republic and send it 100 rifles. Aden is fortified and Malucca port is developed. The Gold Coast is fortified and negotiations open with the Ashanti King, but he rejects the envoy.
  • USA: Franklin Pierce win the election and imposes a trade embargo on Mexico. A protectorate is delcaird over the minor Kingdom of Huahine, which is on an island of that name located among the Society Islands. It is part of the Leeward Islands group. Palmyra Atoll and Johnston Atoll are formally discovered and formal annexed by the USA. The Western Railroad was chartered to build a railroad from Fayetteville, North Carolina to the coal fields of Egypt, 2000 North American troops and 100 cavalry march in to North California and fight Mexico and help the Bear Republic (algo being done). Railways span across the Eastern Seaboard. As a rush move to forestall any Mexican funny business the fledgling coastal towns of Portland and Eugene become the "Status Eugenii et Portlandia" (The state of Eugene and Portland). The still half lawless Minnesota Territory is given statehood (Note: Wisconsin and Minnisota have ATL moved state borders slightly west of OTL). Steam boat accident is investigated.
  • Results: A minimal and Pyrrhic victory for Mexico.
    • Californian Republic Diplomacy: We thank you for issuing a trade embargo on Mexico and declaring war on them on our behalf. However, the Bear Flag Revolution is over. In place of declaring war on Mexico and invading it, we request that you help us build up our nation with economical, political and military support as we are filled with political and economical instability, mounting amounts of debt, poor economy, corruption, etc. as the United States had when they won their indpedence from the British Empire. We thank you in advance. We also request that you recognize our claim to all of the Alta California territory, which is currently being discussed in the Post-Bear Flag Revolution negotiations between us and Mexico. (The proposal is here)


  • Empire of Brazil: Pedro II of Brazil continues to work on strengthening the economy. There is much growth this year and the economy is estimated to be growing at a rate of roughly 10.5% and production increases dramatically. Several new factories are built along the coast and more roads extending into the amazon are built. Huge strides are made in the manufacturing and agricultural production sectors. The implementation or railways begins to be planned. Pedro III continues to grow up. The Liberals and Conservatives continue to dispute, and Pedro must always watch them carefully. A defensive line is begun along the Paraguayan border, consisting of several fortified cities with redoubts every two miles, the line is continually thickened and fortified, as tension remains high.
  • Portugal: Early in the year, the President of the Council of Ministers of our nation said that since Oman hasn't responded to the warnings about slave trafficking in the Swallihi Coast, we declare war on the nation, claiming we have that some slave traffickers kidnapped Portuguese freeman and took them to Oman. Our Army, technollogical more advanced, goes through the Swallihi Coast. The ship "Maria", with the support of other ships, attacks the capital city of Oman, Stone Town, in Zanzibar. Other soldiers are sent to capture Muscat. (Algo needed). In the mainland, the railway finally reaches Badajoz, and so connects Portugal with Spain by train. It also gets to Oporto, completing both projects for the country. The telegraph also expands to the border with Spain, via Badajoz and via Galiza, and it starts to get to the southern areas of the country, reaching Sagres. 
  • Result: Oman's slave traders are crushed!
  • Result: Oman is defeated!
    • Portuguese Dip: We are glad France has established an embargo to Mexico. We offer France to buy both the French Guyana and French West Africa and Guinea, for a reasonable price, as we wish to expand our Guinea colony. We also recognize the claim of the Californian Republic of the land and hope our military help was useful for the country.
    • French Diplomacy: The trade is declined, but for a reason: The French do not want to give up such colonies for a future in Africa.
    • Portuguese Africa: Our colony of Angola fights against various African kingdoms, often allying with tribes offering them the benefits of civilization, creating several organized communities. In the end of the wars, it has expanded severaly, almost doubling its size. In Mozambique, the people continue expanding through the rivers and in the forests, negotiating with the natives. Some people from the Shshonaland have already travelled to the region and are now in Portuguese-controlled villages. The children are having European-styled education and the parents are learning skills from colonizers. Our colony in Madagascar also expands a lot, controlling a greater territory.
    • Portuguese Crown: We are frankly glad for our Prince Pedro and Princess Alice from the British Empire. The two, he, aged 15 and she, aged 9, develop a very kind friendship. Both give a great importance to the nursing of the diseased and the difficulties of the people. We hope that this will help to strenghten the alliance between our two empires.
    • Californian Dip: Your military and economical assistance (along with France and Texas) helped us immensly in our effort to achieve independence from Mexico and we shall be eternally grateful. Being a new born nation, however, we are filled with political, military, economic, and social instability, a poor economy, debt, inflation, a mostly untrained army, general unrest, etc. and we hope that Portugal helps us build our nation (something that Mexico failed to do) by providing economic and military aid. We seek a trade pact with Portugal and ask permission to use some of your ships during the Bear Flag Revolution in order to secure the Pacific Coast. We also thank Portugal for recognizing our claims to all of Alta California.
    • Portuguese Dip: We will keep the lent of the ships to California for another few years with a small price per year. We would like it to be paid in gold. We also loan other military figures, to help improve the army of California so it can defend the nation and stop the unrest. We also propose the following pact - The ports of both nations will low by 66% the taxes for ships from the foreign nation. The Californian government will give lower-than-average prices to Portugal for the gold and other mineral riches. Portugal will also lower the prices of food supplies and industrial products from California. We also suggest an extension to a military alliance. We ask the Californians too to give conditions for Portuguese investors interested in the Californian market to act.
    • Californian Dip: We graciously accept the terms and conditions set forth by Portugal, as well as the military alliance. Californian terms and conditions shall be made soonm so we would like to keep open this diplomacy. We also caution that results from our nation will not be immediate as a result of us being newly independent. Hopefully, your assitance to make the central government stronger will ensure a quicker route to Californian productivity, We request that you help us to rebuild our infrastructure (factories, railroads, roads, forts, etc.)
  • Duchy of Modena: We build up our economy and infrastructure.
    • Modenese Dip.: We accept the trade deal and alliance request of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.
    • British Dip: We offer a trade deal, it is a trade in British coal for agricultral good as well.
    • Modenese Dip.: We accept the British trade deal.
  • Federation of Colombia: Industrialism via state encouraged capitalism continues with the country beginning to further industrialize. This continues even further with foreign investment into Venezuela, and Ecuador reaching all time highs with influence allowing for Pro-Colombian legislation being passed through the respective government. Ecuador in particular passes an act giving Gran Colombia military access as Colombia begins to galvanize the dire situations of Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela, as a result of Peruvian interference and the war killing the nation before it could establish itself. This also brings a sense of supernationalism between all three countries with the Cheer "Restore Gran Colombia" ringing throughout the streets. This brings th Colombian government speaking with higher ups in Ecuador and Venezuela about re-federating into Gran Colombia and holding a tri-presidency for the first ten years as the three presidents allow for the proper integration of politics to allow for a fair vote. During this period the Colombian drafters say that none of the three presidents may be above the law among other things. The Colombian government also passes an offer to the Ecuadorian government, promising them their claimed amazon territory as a state if the Country agrees to federate. Beyond this the Colombian president speaks with the Venezuelan president talking about federating and using the vast mineral, lumber and other wealth of the three nations to become an industrial rival to Brazil, while also becoming their ally through respect. The idea is relatively accepted as the industrialism present in Colombia and growing in Ecuador and Venezuela has begun to pit the three northern nations in a friendly economic rivalry with Brazil. This intent for a freindly economic competition is openly declared and the three nations together say they will outgrow Brazils annual GDP growth and offer to pay for and host a series of sporting events if they are not successful. 
  • Argentine Confederation: With Support from Brazil, the Unitarians continue to make noticeable gains in Argentina. The Battle of Caseros ousts Rosa from Power, leaving a power vacuum. In this power vacuum, Justo Jose de Urquiza rises to power in Argentina proper and begins preparing for a constitutional conference in Parana. Buenos Aires, against the Conference, declares itself separate from Argentina, dragging out the civil war. Urquiza seeks to repair relations with the Brazilian Empire and offers a hand of friendship to Colombia and Chile(Mod response needed for Chile.)

Chile is not interested yet.

  • British Dip: We offer a trade deal, it is a trade of British coal for agricultural goods as well.
    • ​Colombian Dip: We agree to friendly relations with Argentina and ask for encouragement to Venezuela and Ecuador in the re-creation of Gran Colombia.
  • Sarawak: Modern rifles are handmade by local craftsmen. Although this is more time-consuming, it enables the government to gradually build its supply and arm 15,000 Dayaks in modern fashion. Rebellion continues to foment against Muslim overlords in Sulu and Brunei, while centralization also continues. James Brooke continues bringing the Dayak chieftains under the government control, bringing the theoretical military capacity (counting irregulars loyal to individual chiefs) to 150,000.
  •  No way you can field 150,000 - not a chance. -Feud 
  • No. Hence the word "theoretical". 
  • Morocco: The military reforms continue to be enacted, although supplies of modern weapons or uniforms are in short supply. As such, the reforms are largely limited to the royal guard, who are equipped with the best that Europe has to offer. Another regiment similarly trained and equipped is planned but put on hold until the supplies are ready. As such, they are only able to train. The Moroccan Navy also trains, and by now composes fifty Xebecs or Galleys in various conditions. Influence along the oases and trade caravans to the south continues, and more pledge alliegance to the Sultan. As such, tribesmen that are part of the military are garrisoned there, expanding the state to the south a bit.
    • Boer Dip: We offer a trade deal, mainly consisting of agricultural goods in exchange for salt and gold.
  • Mexico: With the closing of the 'Bear Flag Revolution' Santa Anna is discharged for his failure to put down the revolution and the California Corps are pulled back to the Colorado River. Meanwhile, the forces of the Desert Corps, are returned back to its post. With the events of the recent embargos from; Texas, the USA, France, and Portugal, Mexico is being forced to find to trade with other nations. We wish to be heard by other South American nations in a proposition of at least being considered within the Latin sphere in South America, to further expand our economic opportunity. Within the nation, however, the people are upset with its government due to the limited freedoms it is given by current ruling conservative party. However, after the events of the revolution, Liberal popularity is growing with current 'leader' Benito Juarez, and the Liberal led idea of a new Federal Constitution. We are currently improving agriculture and encouraging farmers within the southern regions and mining operations for precious mineals in still controlled California areas and Western Mexico. We are currently willing to buy blueprints of factories from any country willing to sell.
    • Californian Dip: We request to open up diplomacy regarding the topic of Post-War territory negoations, as we claim all of Alta California and we assume you do not recognize this claim. Our claim to Alta California is mapped here.
    • Mexican Dip: We accept the current proposition however, we wish the southeastern border to be moved up to the Colorado River, using it as a clear border between us.
    • Californian Dip: We decline the proposal of the southeastern being moved up to the Colorado River in order to make a clear border between our nations. Our people  did not fight, die, and win a revoltution for all of Alta California to cede it back for the sake of aesthetics. Besides, it was you, the Mexican Government, who organized such an ugly looking territory, not us.
    • Mexican Dip: We agree to the borders. However, we wish for Mexican owned and built mines in Southern California to remain under Mexican control until the next 1860 which we will then hand over to California.
    • Californian Dip: We accept the Mexican mine proposal. Caution: While we control Southern California de jure (as a result of the recent territorial agreement between our two nations) we have no de facto control over Southern California. Instead it is really controlled by various Bear Flag Millitias who do as they please, so we are not responsible for any damage caused by Southern Californian Mexican owned mines.
    • Mexican Dip: We thank California for accepting, we wish to allow small groups of experienced soldiers, who have discipline to not cause trouble, to be allowed to protect the mines and the road in which the raw material is exported to ensure protection of goods.
    • Colombian Dip: We offer Mexico our support as a Latin American state but make it well known that Colombian support extends no farther than the Rio Grande River (OTL US and Mexico border) and that Colombia requires that any factories built from Colombian blueprints, give part of their profits to the Colombian government for the first 50 years of their operation. We also request that Mexico in exchange for inclusion into the Latin sphere recognize Colombia and its influence in Ecuador, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica in our attempt to re-create Gran Colombia. 
  • Boer Republic: Settlers continue pouring into our nation, most fleeing religous persecution from France, Germany, and as of late some non-Anglican British and even some Catholic Portuguese, but most Catholics are discriminated against in one way or another, stunting their immigration. Countless farms full of wheat and corn litter the country side, some in the northern and western regions planting the local grain sorghum for its drought-tolerant capabilities. As a result of this the country is bursting at the seems in foods, as the whole of Afrikaner Transvaal is a massive cornucopia. Along with these food-crops are grapes, most of which are made into wine, some of the first wine to be brewed in Sub-Saharan Africa, and lion's tail (Leonitus leonorus), which is planted for local consumption as a recreational drug and tea. Unfortunately, though our young nation is full of food, infrastructure and industry is lacking, and so the current president begins to subsidize factories, a few of which begin to be built in the major populations centers of Pretoria, Bloemenfield, and Durban. We expand 25 px north and 25 px east.
    • What's the name of that small red state to my south east?
    • Zululand.
  • Prussia: With the Prussian government stabilizing after the previous crisis, things are put into place for a series of military and social reforms to move forward. The King continues to grow iller and his brother is declared regent for the time being (two years earlier then OTL). His son Fredrich von Hohenzollern is called back to Berlin leaving London after three years. however, he leaves on a positive note with a toast before the entire British governemnt and the royal family, stating his hopes for positive relations in the future and for continued good ties between the British and Prussian royal families stating that no two countries or royal families have had their fates so closely intertwined and are Natural Allies. On a side note Fredrich speaks in privite with Queen victoria and King Albert about the possibility of a royal engagement between himself and princess victoria upon her 14th birthday (1855) and eventually marriage upon her 16th birthday (1857). Back home Industrialization and expansion of the transport network continues to grow as urbanization and military demands grow. Bismark continues to reside in St Petersburg as he acts as a link between Berlin and the Russian czar, despite his relative distance from politics in Prussia he is kept up to speed and continues to collect political allies including the crowned Prince Wilhelm. BIsmark becomes associated with military reformists Roon and Moltke along with the Krupp family in the Rhur Valley. The Krupp factory is giving a large order for steel breech loaded artillery after Wilhelm successfully convinces the Landtag to pass a bill for reforming the Prussian artillery corps, (at the present the krupp family are the only nation which produce them in the world and in Europe OTL.). The Krupp family also begin implementing a series of company policies which grant benefits to their workers, (OTL event to avoid issues in the company, these same policies would eventually influence the German empire welfare programs, in the 1880s). Intellectual development continues in the major Prussian cities mainly Berlin, Konisberg, and the cities of the Prussian Rhineland, influenced mainly by German romantic nationalism. The formation of the French second Empire scares Berlin greatly and they take advantage of the foundation to further spur German national sentiment reminding them of the napoleonic wars and French subjugation of the German people during the wars. 

Second French Empire: The people, still taking Napoleon's speech to heart, sign up for the military. The French are greatly affectionate for the California Republic, asking for an alliance and trade pact with them. The military is built up. The Italian blockade is supported.

    • French Colonial Empire: Expansion down coastlines and rivers continue.
    • Duchy of Rome: Rome increases its economy, and to prevent any other threat from any other major Italian state starts a blockade of Genoa and Papal States.
    • Duchy of Naples: Naples increases its economy, and to prevent any other threat from any other major Italian state starts a blockade of Genoa and Papal States.
  • Texas: We would like to congratulate the California Republic for gaining independence. We also want to ask California for an alliance. We continue to build up our military and economy in the event that there is a war. 30 people have been tried and sentenced to 35 years in connection to keeping slaves after slavery was abolished in the "Ordinance of 1851."
    • Californian Dip: We accept the alliance offer and request that you help us build up our infrastructure.
    • Texan Dip: We will help California to build up their infrastructure.
  • California (Bear Flag) Republic: With us taking over the city of Sacramento, we declare ourselves the California (Bear Flag) Republic with our capital being Sacramento, thus we officially establish a government. With us being a Republic, we represent the common citizen (the miner) and thus we also declare ourselves as a Democratic Government With Support from the People ('+4 in the Algo) The Revolutionary William B Ide is elected president. While we declare ourselves to have control over all the Californian territory, in reality we only have jurisdiction over Sacramento and the surrounding area, and thus only our official military, the Californian Army, only has control over Sacramento and the surrounding area, with its main job too defend our capital Sacramento and its civilians. Most of our army, however, consists of Revolutionary Irregulars called the Bear Flag Army, which consists of the numerous Rebels all over California not under our jurisdiction and use guerrilla warfare tactics. We begin a campaign to encourage young men to join the Bear Flag Army and rebel against the opressive Mexican Government and establish our official currency, The Californian (Mexican pesos and US dollars are also accepted currency) Now that it is the year 1851, we have successfully won our independence, (Our territory is all of OTL Alta California and there is much rejoicing over this. As a new born nation, however, we are wrought with political and economical instability, debt, corruption, etc. We begin a gradual campaign to end slavery in the nation as an abrupt one will result in a revolt. We also seize control of all the formerly owned Mexican railroads, trains, ports, forts, etc. Now that we have accepted the deal with Portugal, we start a major industralization project in order to build up infrastructure nationwide. Before Portugal gave us military and industrial aid, the central government was viewed as weak and corrupt (which it was) so many did not adhere to our authority, instead they went under the leadership of various Bear Flag Millitias. Now that we have infrastructure and military aid on our side, some view the central government (US) as the only means of peace and prosperity and stability to the nation. Others, however, view this as selling out to foreigners and betraying our fellow Californians in an effort to gain control, thus many Californians are divided into Pro-Government and Anti-Government sides. Meanwhile we call on the people of Sacremento, San Francisco, and San Jose (The San Fransico Bay Area, which we have consolidated control over) to join the Regular Californian Army in order to officially unite California under the Central Californian Government. 'We then have our army trained and dispicilined under Portugal Military Training Camps, and then launch them out next year to officially fight in the campaign to unite California in the Californian Civil War'. Meanwhile, the Californian Army is divided into three sections, Defense (defending the San Francisco Bay area and Greater Sacremento) Offense (those who will be attacking Anti-Government forces by launching an offensive campaign against them) and Support (those who will be in between Defense and Offense by supplying them)
    • Californian Dip: With us training and launching our campaign to reunite California under the Central Government, we ask our allies for military assistance. We also thank those who have offered us military alliances (Portugal and Texas)

1853

  • Taiping Rebellion: Zeng Guofan is ordered to assist the governor of Hunan in organising a militia force to search for local bandits. The Taiping army occupies Wuchang.
  • Georges-Eugène Haussmann is selected as préfect of the Seine (department) to begin the re-planning of Paris.
  • Great Industrial Exhibition held in Dublin, Ireland. The world's first public aquarium opens at the London Zoo. Isambard Kingdom Brunel accepts John Scott Russell's tender for construction of the SS Great Eastern passenger steamer. The Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China is incorporated in London by Scotsman James Wilson, under a Royal Charter from Queen Victoria. Foundation of Indian Railways: opening of first passenger railway in India, from Bombay to Thana, Maharashtra, 22 mi, 36 km. The Ashanti attack the British.
  • An outbreak of yellow fever kills 7790 in New Orleans. The first plat for Seattle, Washington, is laid out. Outlaw and bandit Florida Governor Thomas Brown signs the legislation that provides public support for the new East Florida Seminary, leading to the establishment of the University of Florida.
  • Crimean War: The Ottoman Empire starts war with Russia over who owns the Crimea.
  • First off, it's unlikely the war would happen at all after the POD and massive changes, much less the same exact year PLUS both are player nations. Also, one of the reasons the war started was because of Russia's claims on the Christian minority of the Ottomans. Here I didn't do that. soo. oby2: THEY CALL ME Mr. Awesome!!! -_-
    • OK, I did not read your play correctly. You did a good thing avoiding it. Whipsnade (talk)
  • Iesada succeeds his father Ieyoshi as Japanese Shogun. The Late Tokugawa shogunate (the last part of the Edo period in Japan) begins.
  • Maria II of Portugal is succeeded by her son Pedro.
  • The Swiss watch company Tissot is founded.
  • First contact between the Boers and Shashona ends in war.
  • Austria loses control of Venice, but eventually defeats the east Hungarian and Slavonian rebels
  • All the Italian states, who are not player controlled, merge to secure the nation from France. Venice is the only one to stay out, for now and Parmer chooses to join Modena.
  • Argentina, Chile and Bolivia secures its southern border and upgrades its ranches.
  • That patch of unclaimed land between Brazil and French Guaine gets a lot of attention as private adventurers from Hannover, France, Belgium, Britain and the USA explore its coast line. 
    • ​Just so you know that "patch of land" was already settled and a claimed by both France and Brazil, an international court awarded it to Brazil in 1900.Stephanus rex (talk) 21:42, August 24, 2014 (UTC) 
      • ​Much apreciated, sir. I would like you as a mod. Whipsnade (talk) 12:56, August 25, 2014 (UTC)
    • It was not tinted and its history was not known to me until the court stuff of 1900. The rogue private adventurers I created were sent as a band of trouble makers up to Brazilian and French interests. Well, it appears they already were OTL interested in it.Whipsnade (talk) 23:56, August 24, 2014 (UTC) 

  • Austrian Empire: Satisfied with the defeat of the Hungarians, attention turns to the Venetians. The navy moves in to blockade the port while army divisions, fresh from combat with the Hungarians, surround the city on land. A siege begins to starve out the rebels. Emperor Ferdinand's industrial reforms continue, industrializing Bohemia, Hungary and Galicia to start. More funding for education is appropriated, in an effort to improve Austria's poor literacy rate. Great Britain and Prussia are asked for an alliance.
  • British diplomacy: We agree to an alliance. We also point out that Transylvania is rather underdeveloped, unlike Vienna.
    • Austria would only have heavy industrialization after it realizes it's falling behind as it is the ruling elite would stamp out any attempts to industrialize. With Blood and Iron (talk) 08:47, August 25, 2014 (UTC)
  • British Empire: We develop clean water sources in our major cities. Great Industrial Exhibition held in Dublin is a success. Ireland and roads are improved across Ireland. Industrialization and expansion of the transport network continues to grow as urbanization and military demands grow. The telegraph system is upgraded nationwide. To forestall any funny business, we send 500 troops to Malta and Ionia. We annex and settle all the uninhabited islands north of Madagascar that are not in the Comero Island chanin. Railways grow across British held northern India. We advance Natal 10 px towards Zululand. Manchester, Liverpool and London are now the greatest industrial and financial cities of the Empire. We agree to the engagement with Frederick. Texan independence and Bare Republic independence are reconsidered. New Zealand acquires self-government. We go to war with the Ashanti.
    • British Dip: Fancy buying the northern Mosquito coast (the bit by Honduras only)?
    • USA Dip: OK, agreed. You can have $11,000,000 for them.
    • British Dip: OK.
    • British would never sell it, it was explicitly to counter the Americans ... they wouldn't just "sell it." 
      • This doesn't merit crossing it out. -Dax
      • Yes it does. If it's implausible it's worth crossing out. You don't outrank me, talk to Whips if you have an issue with the crossout. -Feud
      • Considering that Whip is the one selling the land, I think he probably agrees with me, but I'll wait for him to make the verdict. -Dax
      • As someone not even in that part of the world, it makes little sense for Britain to sell it. Not only is the region mostly governed by the Miskito natives, Britain wouldn't want America to get too powerful, as they are their only meaningful rival in the region. America would probably love to buy it, especially amongst Southerners, but I honestly doubt Britain would sell it. -MP
        • OK, my bad. At last I find out why that strange place ever even occurred. I was planning to dispose of an obscure place to the only nation who could afford it in the Americas. Alas, I miss the historic - Geopolitics. :-( Whipsnade (talk) 23:34, August 24, 2014 (UTC)
  • USA: The telegraph system is upgraded nationwide. Slavery will be allowed in no territory, except Colorado if/when they become states (President did not really mean it, he's conning the Southerners until he can later resolve the issue as a whole). We end the blockade of Mexico. We claime all the uninhabited islands south of Hawaii around Palmyra Atoll. We open friendly relations with the new Bear Republic. Civil rights are slightly upped in the norther states. Roads and railways are upgraded. Mosquito nets are handed out in the yellow fever zone to catch the mosquito.
    • US Territories: Law and order are enforced in Nebraska and Coronado Territories, but not well. Ranches, farms, roads and telegraphs are upgraded.
    • Liberia: Ports, farms, roads and telegraphs are upgraded. 
  • Sarawak: James Brooke declares war on Muslim Sulu. He touts the liberation of the Dayaks of Sabah from foreign overlordship to cheering crowds as the new, modern army and tens thousands of irregulars sweep into the Sultanate of Sulu. He also promisises to free all slaves in the captured territories. Many Dayaks in the foreign country, encouraged more by the thought of plunder than by any desire for liberation, also rise up. Meanwhile, recruited pirates ravage the coast of Palawan and Mindanao, burning and plundering, forcing the Sultan of Sulu to defend his heartland. Kota Kinbalu and Sandakan fall as the invasion overruns the Bornean territories of Sulu, while pirates seize the islands of Mapun and Cayagan Sulu. In other news, plans to construct a modern port system at Kuching begin.
    • British Dip: We give James Brooke 100 rifles and two cannons. 
    • Sarawak Dip: We thank the British and offer the islands of Palawan and Mindanao should we take them in the war.
    • British Dip: OK.
  • Portugal: The death of our Queen leaves our nation in mourning. Even so, our new King, Peter V, rises to the throne. The people applaud, as the friendship of the King with public well-being is well-known. This year, the telegraph reaches Azores, and the railways reach Braga, Braganza, Vila Viçosa, Setubal and Evora. The first railway is built in Angola, even though it only goes for a few miles. Great funds are given to hospitals, in order to help the population health to increase.
    • Portuguese Africa: With the fall of Oman, the Swallihi Coast is now a Portuguese Colony and it merges with Portuguese Mozambique. All slaves are freed. Meanwhile, Zululand is annexed to Mozambique in order to join the colony with the settlement of Lourenço Marques. Expansion to the African interior continues, as settlers are sent from both Angola and Mozambique to explore and colonize the land. Explorers are sent up the Congo River to possibly claim the area to Portugal.
    • Would someone explain to me what is wrong with what I said? - MMauritti (talk) 08:13, August 25, 2014 (UTC)
      • ​No algo or war campaign, but if you want one done.Whipsnade (talk) 12:56, August 25, 2014 (UTC)
      • Yes, make an algo, please, I just thought that was implied, sorry about the misunderstanding MMauritti (talk) 14:21, August 25, 2014 (UTC)
    • Portuguese Crown: Now that Pedro is the King of Portugal, we believe that his relationship with Princess Alice is becoming more serious. We ask for the same settlement with the Prussian Prince. An engagement by the age of 14 and a marriage by the age of 16, in 1859. The two are already very fond of each other. Also, with the Prince by the age of 16, his father, Fernindand, is the regent of Portugal.
    • Occupied Muscat: With the fall of Oman and Zanzibar, our Army occupies both the mainland and the Swallihi Coast. The Coast is occupied at Muscat. yet the Oman proper is put under restrict military occupation. Teachers and priests are sent to teach Portuguese and the Catholic douctrine to the population. The Sultan becomes Prince of Oman and is kept in his palace under strict watch by Portuguese guards.
    • 'They're sovereign and vicious. 'Also, when the hell did you capture Oman? The algorithm is just against slave traders, which makes me think it's just the Swahili coast that you won. -Dax
    • I ran a second algo - just in case I missed something and he provisional wone. I say "provisionaly" since if he never attacked Oman proper in the 1st place, the second alo is void, and Oman is free.
      • Dax, you're right.
        • I say and quote "Other soldiers are sent to capture Muscat". At least I should have the city - MMauritti (talk) 08:12, August 25, 2014 (UTC)
        • ​OK, my bad.Muscat it is.Whipsnade (talk) 12:36, August 25, 2014 (UTC)
      • I'm sorry but I have to be honest about something. There is no way the Portuguese could do all they are doing. They are a minor European power. If the British, the French and the Spanish had to wait until a later time OTL to deal, colonize and conquer large swaths of land I think the Portuguese would have to as well. Also, OTL the Congo region was colonized in the 1870s for a reason. With Blood and Iron (talk) 08:42, August 25, 2014 (UTC)
        • ​He's got Muscat aparrently. Whipsnade (talk) 12:36, August 25, 2014 (UTC)
      • There's a reason I said the Congo with "possibly" and even "Explorers". I'm not trying to colonize the Congo. Yet. It would be impossible. The region is a rainforest full of natives ... Yet, I can perfectly send some people in boats to go map the river's course. My colonies already occupy the mouth of the river. Also, many OTL powers didn't use the methods of colonizing I'm saying, as using many foreigners and putting the natives into organized communities. Most Irishmen fled to America. If they went to Africa, a lot could have changed. After all, this is ATL. MMauritti (talk) 09:04, August 25, 2014 (UTC)
        • Explore and map, but not formaly colonise.Whipsnade (talk) 12:36, August 25, 2014 (UTC)
  • Mexico: We transfer the bits of land of Alta California over to the Californian Republic, we also recognize Colombia's influence with other South and Central American countries in their attempts to recreate Gran Colombia, as per required to join the Latin Sphere. We wish to return to trading with nations who had previously embragoed us if possible. We also further road construction in Mexico as transportation between cities and towns have increased significantly due to the building of better roads. Agriculture is the main source of income for our economy so we help and promote farmers to further grow; as a result more cotton farms are built within the Chiapas region and sugarecane and coffee have become great sources of income from the Bajio region. Along with this we build our first factory after buying plans from the Colombians within the Chiapas region to use raw cotton and turn it into better products to then be sold. Benito Juarez and the Liberal party have run a course with the Conservatives within our government with how to proceed with the new Federal Constitution, a plan has been made to slowly integrate a certain amount of articles of the 128, per year until it is fully implemented. The first articles to be implemented include the: Reaffirmation for the Abolition of Slavery, Free Tuition, Freedom of Vocation, and Freedom of Speech.
  • Duchy of Modena: Military and infrastructure are built up. The duke Francesco V holds a speech in Parma to welcome the Parmisan citizens to the nation.
  • Texas: Due to the fact that the land of the New Bear Flag Republic is settled, we have lifted the embargo on Mexico and asks them if they would like to start trading with the Republic of Texas to start off with a long, and healthy alliance. We continue to industrialize Texas and encourage farmers to raise more cattle since that is our biggest share in the Texan Agriculture and a huge source for trade. A port is being built in Galveston to potentially trade with other international nations. We are building roads to connect San Antonio, Houston, Austin, Corpus Cristi, and Galveston.
    • Mexican Dip: We agree to Texas' proposal. However, we wish to use the city of El Paso, TX and Juuarez as the area to sign our agreements, as both cities our so tightly connected and is only divided by our borders.
    • Texan Dip: El Paso and Juarez can be the area to sign the agreements.
  • Federation of Colombia: Industrialism via state encouraged capitalism continues with the country beginning to further industrialize. The Gran Colombian Colombian congress is created with the intent of federating Ecuador, Venezuela and Colombia into Gran Colombia once again. The congress is done in order to figure out what is needed to bring the countries together and a definitive answer is supposed to come within the next year. Colombia's armed forces undergo further drills. The Colombian frigates ordered from Europe are delivered beginning Colombia's emergence into minor naval power in an attempt to at least attempt to defend naval interests. Various other smaller ships are constructed to fill out a naval role, but Colombia begins to invest in building a large first rate ship of the line, as well, working on naval expansion. The influence over Nicaragua and costa rica continue with advisors convincing the government to expel all advisors of other countries solidifying Colombian influence over both countries. The Colombian army expands to 30,000 troops with the profession being considered a better employment. The Influence over Venezuela and Ecuador comes to completion. The Colombian government sees a revolt from conservatives not liking the abolition of slavery but with Colombia's new professional army the revolt is quelled in just over a week. The Colombian government experiments in its own massed but mobile artillery and advanced cavalry maneuvers. Colombia officially expands its sphere to Mexico offering industrial startup support for a percentage of profit to Mexican investors. 
    • Venezuela: Venezuela's weak government finally comes under Colombia's influence and with people showing extreme favoritism for re-federating into Gran Colombia. expected to give a popular vote, the military number about 15,000 takes to the streets to prevent major issues from cropping up over anti-federating elements, but the Show of support in venezeula is so strong it becomes apparent it would be pointless. The economy of Venezuela increasingly dominated by Colombia's economy, continues to advance making Colombia its default producer of many goods for purchase. Venezuela attends the Gran Colombian congress to seriously dicuss reofrming into Gran Colombia. 
    • Ecuador: Ecuador continues to expand its economy and with the offer from Colombia standing serious consideration into reforming Gran Colombia is considered and they attend the Gran Colombian congress in order to discuss the particulars. The military gains some advisors from Colombia and does drills and requests support from Colombia if any outside nation attemps to prevent the formation of Gran Colombia. 
  • Boer Republic: Industrialization of the capital and a few other major population centers continues, but most of the country remainds very agrarian. Roads continue to be built, and the Transvaal Railroad begins being built, intended to connect Pretoria to Bloomenfield to Durban. French, Dutch, and German citizens fleeing for one reason or another arrive at our doorsteps, with the predominant trend currently being the French, as some wish to flee the new Empire. We begin re-inforcing our northern border as hostile tribes are now a fact of life up there, and the Shashona kingdom has recently begun adding to that. We build many military outposts and build palisades for local communities, and begin offering generous tracts of land to the well-armed and well-trained in the north and west. We continue expansion, 50 px east and 10 px west.
    • Boer Dip: We offer the deal of becoming a quasi-independent autonomous region in the Republic to the Zulus, in this deal all Zulu men will be treated as equals in the Republic assuming they can provide evidence of their Zulu-ness. The Zulus would also have to contribute warriors during times of war and hardship, but in return they would be partially armed with Western weapons. The Zulu royalty would gain titles to the land of which they currently inhabit and would be able to keep the Zulu language, but the Zulus can not discriminate against white settlers in their land as long as the settlers acknowledge Zulu dominion in the area and pay a very slight property tax that goes right to the Zulus (RNG).
RNG 15 yes/6-10 No. = 7 no.
The 1848 game random for zulus
    • Boer Dip: We offer embassy exchanges to the 2nd French Empire, Portugal, Great Britain, Morocco, the Netherlands, Brazil, Liberia, and Texas.
    • Texan Dip: We accept the offer and build an embassy for the Boer Republic in the Texan capital of Austin.
    • British Dip: We agree.
    • Portuguese Dip: We agree.

Brazilian Dip: We accept the embassy offer, and construct an embassy building for the Boer delegates. 

  • Argentine Confederation: With Support from Brazil, the Unitarians continue to make noticeable gains in Argentina. The Battle of Caseros ousts Rosa from Power, leaving a power vacuum. In this power vacuum, Justo Jose de Urquiza rises to power in Argentina proper and begins preparing for a constitutional conference in Parana. Buenos Aires, against the Conference, declares itself separate from Argentina, dragging out the civil war, although fighting between the two sides is uncommon. We accept the British Diplomicy from the last turn. Parana is declared the nex capital of the confederation as the nations (except Buenos Aires) draw closer together. We offer a hand of friendship to Mexico and we attack the Native's to the South (Should I do the algo myself or wait for the mods?)  We ask for Colombian help in our expansion efforts.
    • The Machupe are an unorganised 'green zone' as of this date, but an argentinia attack will cause them to organise later. You can advance several pixels
      • Mexican Dip: We accept the Argentine Confederation's extension of friendship.
  • Empire of Brazil: Pedro II of Brazil continues to work on strengthening the economy. There is much growth this year and the economy is estimated to be growing at a rate of roughly 10.5% and production increases dramatically. Several new factories are built along the coast and more roads extending into the amazon are built. Huge strides are made in the manufacturing and agricultural production sectors. The implementation or railways begins to be planned. Pedro III continues to grow up. A test for commercial rail lines is begun, and will be finished next year. The Liberals and Conservatives continue to dispute, and Pedro must always watch them carefully. A defensive line is begun along the Paraguayan border, consisting of several fortified cities with redoubts every two miles, the line is continually thickened and fortified, as tension remains high.
    • Brazilian International Diplomacy: We demand the end of the illegal trespassing of foreign “explorers” in Amapa, a region claimed and explored by Brazil.
    • British Dip: The British withdraw.
  • Morocco: The military reforms continue to be enacted, although supplies of modern weapons or uniforms are in short supply. As such, the reforms are largely limited to the royal guard, who are equipped with the best that Europe has to offer. Another regiment similarly trained and equipped is planned but put on hold until the supplies are ready. As such, they are only able to train. The Moroccan Navy also trains, and by now composes fifty xebecs or galleys in various conditions. Influence along the oases and trade caravans to the south continues, and more pledge allegiance to the Sultan. As such, tribesmen that are part of the military are garrisoned there, expanding the state to the south a bit. We accept the trade offer of the Boer government. 
  • Greece: Builds navy of 5000.
  • British Empire: We offer political recognition to Greece.
  • Second French Empire: The Empire is dissatisfied with the unification of Italy, as Napoleon states, "the Italian people are obviously afraid, and fear does not solve problems, it makes it worse." Napoleon, who decides to strike more fear into the non-French invaded the newly created Republic of Venice, claiming "it is to protect the Venetian people from Austria Algorithm needed) Meanwhile, back in Italy, protests against Belgium are made saying "The French must he freed". Napoleon searches for a spouse to marry.
    • French Colonial Empire: All that can colonies expand.
    • Duchy of Rome: Troops are sent into Venice to protect it from foreign invaders.
    • Duchy of Naples: Troops are sent into Venice to protect it from foreign invaders.
      • War Algos - Sarawak victory, 'Crushing Boer victory and 'British victory.
      • Ottoman - French Diplomacy: The Ottoman Sultan, Abdul Mecid I requests the French Empire to intervene and support the Ottoman Empire against the Russian Empire. The Sultan believes that failure by the French to do so would force the Ottoman to recognize Russian sovereign authority over the Orthodox Christian population of the Ottoman Empire as opposed to French and the Church's authority.
      • British-Ottoman Diplomacy: We join the Ottomans in fighting Russia.
      • Apparently it has not happened.
    • ​Portuguese Crown: Since Napoleon III is searching for a spouse, we suggest to correspond with Infanta Isabel Maria, who is about the same age the Emperor. She is the daughter of one of our late kings. We hope that Napoleon would consider the offer as means of helping our alliance even further.
  • ​The Ottoman Empire: Developments were brought to various parts of the Ottoman Empire. The period itself was known as the Period of Development for educational and economic reforms were brought by the Sultan Abdulmecid I who was keen on bringing the Empire back to its height although he knew very well it would not be an easy task. He was keen on having western education taught to the native Muslim population and as a result, had the Janissaries execute a large number of Imams who opposed Western education for fear that those Imams might cause the Empire to fall into chaos. The Sultan showed no interests in the wars that were taking place in Europe and was much more keen on re-establishing the Ottoman Empire as a strong state. In doing so, he came into conflict with the Russian Empire that had been steadily expanding into Eastern Europe. The Sultan aware of the fact that war with Russia would badly affect the Ottoman Empire agreed to recognize Russian sovereign authority over the Orthodox Christian population of the Ottoman Empire as it appeared that France would not come to the defence of the Ottomans if Russia ever invaded.
    • ​Vilayet of Walachia and Moldavia [Ottoman Europe]: Islam is spread amongst the people and the Janissaries are deployed to maintain order in Serbia, Wallachia, Montenegro and Moldavia if they ever revolted and it is made sure by the Sultan that the Janissaries swore allegiance to him, not the Empire as he attempted to secure his power. Many nationalist groups were regularly hunted down and propaganda was spread amongst the people that their future lies with the Ottoman Empire. The Sultan Abdulmecid I was also keen on gaining the support of the people of the Balkans and a large number of natives were recruited into the Janissaries. Many trade routes were built to be used for trade with the Austro Hungary Empire and extensive work was done improve the living standards of the people as well as to increase the literacy rate. The Emperor knew very well that the Janissaries could easily defeat any rebellion but feared that excessive use of the Janissaries would undermine the position of the Sultan. Meanwhile, many minerals were extracted and crops grown to be later on exported to foreign states or other parts of the Empire. A large military was deployed to protect the frontiers of the nation and many firearms were developed. 
    • Vilayet of Tunis and Tripolitania: With a great majority of it being a desert, most development projects were done by or near the coast. A major port had been built at Tunis to be used by the Ottoman merchant ships trading in the Mediterranean and large amount of gypsum was extracted annually to to be used in the construction of gypsum blocks although Gypsum was primarily used for finishing walls and ceiling. The Sultan ordered the construction of schools to be built for the study of Mathematics, Navigation and Sciences as he feared that the Ottomans were being left behind whilst the rest of the world was moving ahead. Religious studies was at many times discouraged although the Sultan did not go as far as to ban the study of Islam for fear of a rebellion. Meanwhile, the use of the Turkish language and the spread of Turkish culture was supported by the Sultan and to supply the tribes living in the deserts, wheat and other commodities were supplied from Europe. A great part of the navy was deployed and the Ottoman Empire supported the Berber pirates to establish complete Ottoman control over the Mediterranean
    • Vilayet of Hejaz: The economy of the vilayet relied heavily on the annual Hajj and pilgrimage, where Muslims from all over the world travel to the cities of Mecca and Medina. The importance of the pilgrimage was such that a majority of townspeople, especially residents of Mecca and Medina, relied on windfall from the pilgrimages for daily sustenance. Many residents worked as guides for pilgrims, camel-brokers, built and provided pilgrim accommodations, sold or distributed Zamzam water. Primary exports from the Vilayet included coffee, dates, henna, gum, nacre, balsam and zamzam water. The port of Jeddah was utilised by foreign merchants for docking bring revenue, allowing development in the province. The Janissaries deployed at Al Hejaz was mostly of Turkish origin although a large number of Arabs were part of it and mostly supported the Sultan as opposed to establishing Janissary influence over an area  
    • Khedivate of Egypt: Economic progress was brought to the Khedivate by the cultivation and export of cotton. Efforts were made by the Sultan to promote western euducation and the study of medicines to help modernize the state, thus the Khedivate made a lot of progress. Meanwhile, the canal between Alexandria and the Nile having long fallen was reconstructed to allow the safe passage of merchants ships from Europe into the Red Sea thus allowing the Ottoman Empire to acquire taxes from the states utilising the canal. The control of the canal also meant that the Ottoman were in the position to effectively block any nation's trade, forcing them to rely on the Cape of Good Hope route. As opposed to the other provinces of the Ottoman Empire, the Janissarries were not deployed in the Khedivate of Egypt. In Egypt, instead the Talibs [Arabic for students] which consisted largely of Egyptians and Nubians seeking economic and educational reform were stationed. Although, this move was disliked by the Janissaries would believed this would affect their influence, the Sultan explained the need to gain the support of Egypt. In reality, however, the Sultan himself wanted to break the influence of the Janissaries and instead establish his own control and he did so by effectively manipulating the Talibs. Meanwhile, crops were grown along the River Nile to feed the people and the port of Alexandria was developed to suit modern standards. Gold extracted from mines in Egypt was sent to other parts of the Ottoman Empire although the Gold was mainly used to stregthen the Ottoman economy and currency 
    • Emirate of Kuwait: The economy of Kuwait was already booming as many trade routes to Baghdad, Aleppo, Constantinople had been diverted to Kuwait which allowed access revenue and tax money to used to develop the state and build up a large military of 100,000 men. Many merchants from Basra arrived at Kuwait, allowing further revenue; drastically increasing the influence and importance of Kuwait for the Ottoman Empire which led it to be famously referred to as Marseiles of the Gulf. Kuwait also played a significant role in horse trade and annually exported 800 horses to India as well to other states. Kuwait's pearl industry boomed due to 750 - 800 vessels sent regularly to meet Europes elite's demand for pearl which brought so much revenue to Kuwait that the capital of Kuwait was considered by many of much more value than Constantinople itself. The Ottoman Sultan, keen on not allowing Kuwait to attempt to declare independence as it had found so much wealth, ordered 70% of Kuwait's annual earning to be utilised in modernizing the Ottoman Vilayets and the Ottoman Empire as well as to modernise the military and navy. 
  • Prussia: With the Prussian government stabilizing after the previous crisis, things are put into place for a series of military and social reforms to move forward. The King continues to grow iller and his brother is declared regent for the time being (two years earlier then OTL). His son Fredrich von Hohenzollern is called back to Berlin leaving London after three years. However, he leaves on a positive note with a toast before the entire British governemnt and the royal family, stating his hopes for positive relations in the future and for continued good ties between the British and Prussian royal families stating that no two countries or royal families have had their fates so closely intertwined and are Natural Allies. On a side note Fredrich speaks in privite with Queen victoria and King Albert about the possibility of a royal engagement between himself and princess victoria upon her 14th birthday (1855) and eventually marriage upon her 16th birthday (1857). Back home Industrialization and expansion of the transport network continues to grow as urbanization and military demands grow. Bismark continues to reside in St Petersburg as he acts as a link between Berlin and the Russian czar, despite his relative distance from politics in Prussia he is kept up to speed and continues to collect political allies including the crowned Prince Wilhelm. BIsmark becomes associated with military reformists Roon and Moltke along with the Krupp family in the Rhur Valley. The Krupp factory is giving a large order for steel breech loaded artillery after Wilhelm successfully convinces the Landtag to pass a bill for reforming the Prussian artillery corps, (at the present the krupp family are the only nation which produce them in the world and in Europe OTL.). The Krupp family also begin implementing a series of company policies which grant benefits to their workers, (OTL event to avoid issues in the company, these same policies would eventually influence the German empire welfare programs, in the 1880s). Intellectual development continues in the major Prussian cities mainly Berlin, Konisberg, and the cities of the Prussian Rhineland, influenced mainly by German romantic nationalism. The formation of the French second Empire scares Berlin greatly and they take advantage of the foundation to further spur German national sentiment reminding them of the napoleonic wars and French subjugation of the German people during the wars. 
    • British Dip: We agree to Vicky engaging Frederick in 1857.
  • Russia and Alyeska: Continues building their muilitary and trading with multiple nations. Alyeska continues to grow. The relative peace and growth of wealth makes the current tsar seem successful.
  • The Most Serene Republic of San Marino: Following the uniting of other Italian states, San Marino requests to stay independent and requests a trade pact with the newly born nation in order to assure the supply of goods to San Marino. The Sanmarinese economy is developed with a focus on vines and orchards.
  • United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway: Another series of economic reforms is passed between the two kingdoms of Sweden and Norway which help to abolish protective tariff walls to further free trade between the two crowns. A reform is passed that dismantles the entire guild system, paving the way for greater economic entrepreneurship. The economy remains almost entirely agrarian, but the economic trade between the two kingdoms and other nations helps keep the agrarian economy profitable. The annual meetings between the crowns of Norway and Sweden now allow the participation of university students from either country, all of whom greatly support the idea of Scandinavianism.
    • United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway Diplomacy (Needs Mod Response): We invite the esteemed Frederick VII of the Kingdom of Denmark to the annual meetings between Sweden and Norway to include them in the discussion of Scandinavianism.
    • War Algos- Venice is narrow defeated after heavy fighting. Venetians are now  making a last stand in the city of Venice itself and the near by lagoon islands.  Heavy Zulu victory.

1854

  • The Kansas–Nebraska Act of 1854 leads to ‘Bleeding Kansas’.
  • The Broad Street cholera outbreak was a severe outbreak of cholera that occurred near Broad Street (now renamed Broadwick Street) in Soho district of London.
  • In Venezuela, slavery was abolished.
  • The Icelandic trade is opened to merchants other than Danes.
  • Spain upgrades farms and colonial holdings slightly.
  • Sioux rebel in rural western America.
  • Ignacy Łukasiewicz drills the world's first oil well in Poland, in Bóbrka near Krosno County.
  • The Danish king rejects the idea of Scandinavianism.
  • Whips, can you please leave some of these decisions up to the players? Slavery abolition, etc are things the player should be handling on his own. -Feud
  • I second this. -Dax
  • Austrian Empire: After a ten month siege, Austrian troops enter Venice itself. After another week of fighting, Venice is placed fully under Austrian occupation. The region is re-incorporated into Lombardy-Venetia. Works begins on rebuilding following the rebellion, prioritizing the city. Emperor Ferdinand begins contemplating giving more rights to the ethnic minorities, as the Hungarians have already. The idea is shelved for the time being, as his industrialization reforms take priority. Following the proclamation of the Second French Empire, Prussia is again asked for an alliance. After France's blatant violation of Belgium's sovereignty, Ferdinand also proposes forming a coalition, similar to those of the old Napoleonic wars, to counter French aggression.
    • Belgian Dip: Does this mean Austria joins the war on our side?

The French already took over Venice before Austria could get to it.

Do you even realize how ridiculous that is? As soon as they rebel, troops are sent in, heck, there were troops already on the region when it rebelled. -Guy

By Venice I meant the city of Venice, and that is under French control. The rest I don't have.

That's still insane, The city was placed under siege almost immediately. France wouldn't have had enough time to formulate an attack. -Guy
  • British Empire: Border clashes with Burma. Exploration of Australia, Africa and Canada continue. Factory building grows greatly in England and Wales. Crown Prince Pedro can engage with Princess Alice she is are older. The British Empire keeps a close eye on Afghanistan and Zululand. Several dozen cannons, six ships of the line and 5000 rifles are made. We side with the Ottomans against Russia as in OTL. In Egypt, the Suez Canal Company is formed. More funding for education is appropriated, in an effort to improve Ireland's poor literacy rate. Australia's first telegraph line, linking Melbourne and Williamstown, opens. The iron clipper RMS Tayleur runs aground off the east coast of Ireland on her maiden voyage out of Liverpool bound for Australia with the loss of at least 300 of around 650 on board. The first Indian cotton mill, "The Bombay Spinning Mill", was opened in Bombay by Cowasji Nanabhai Davar. We develop clean water sources in our major cities.
    • Player gose on sick leave for several days due to flu and stomach cramp for a few days. Nkbeeching, Dax and Stephanus Rex can run the game until I return. I give the British to Nkbeeching until I return. Whipsnade (talk) 19:12, August 25, 2014 (UTC)
    • I already made the map for the next turn, someone else please do the algos. Kurt Cobain's Haircut (talk) 05:13, August 26, 2014 (UTC)
    • Egypt is under the control of the Ottoman and the Suez Canal is under the control of the Ottoman Empire for the Ottomans are not keen on sharing the canal for foreign states. Moving on, the Crimean War does not take place and I believe you and Toby agreed on this, did you not, Whip? RexImperio (talk) 07:14, August 26, 2014 (UTC)
  • Argentine Confederation: With support from Brazil, the Unitarians continue to make noticeable gains in Argentina. The Battle of Caseros ousts Rosa from power, leaving a power vacuum. In this power vacuum, Justo Jose de Urquiza rises to power in Argentina proper and begins preparing for a constitutional conference in Parana. Buenos Aires, against the Conference, declares itself separate from Argentina, dragging out the civil war, although fighting between the two sides is uncommon.  Parana is declared the new capital of the confederation as the nations (except Buenos Aires) draw closer together. Urquiza is slow to the process however, displeasing the unitarians. Urquiza begins industrialization programs in hopes of revitalizing the Argentine economy. Military development programs are launched as well in hopes of modernizing the armed forces. Los Progams Reubicación de 1854 begin, relocating POW's from the civil war into the Mapuche territory to expand the southern border. Taking a cue from the Brazillians, we build up a defense front against Paraguay and offer the Brazillians and Colombians a mutual defence pact.
  • Sarawak: The construction of Kuching port begins.  The pirates enlisted for the war effort are integrated into the new Sarawak Navy, which (at present) consists of 100 proas. Military improval continues, with more troops being recruited and irregulars integrated to create a regular army of 30,000. Meanwhile, James Brooke introduces modern agricultural techniques to the interior, increasing the yields of many small farmers and triggering a population increase.
    • Occupied Sabah: The largely Sabahan and Dayak populace greets their liberation from foreign rule with excitement. As many are given positions in the government and the military, their trust for the new government increases. James Brooke also reduces taxation by 25%, greatly increasing the goodwill with which the change of government is seen by the populace.
  • Sarawak-Sulu Dip: With Sarawak in control of all the Bornean territory of Sulu, as well as most of its islands in the Sulu Sea, a compromise peace is offered. Sulu will renounce all claim to its Bornean territories, ceding them to Sarawak, but its island territories in the Sulu Sea will be returned. Sulu will also sign a ten-year military alliance with Sarawak. A time sensitive clause ensures that, if Sulu fails to respond by the end of the year, its silence will be taken as legally binding acceptance. (Mod Response Needed).
  • It surrenders the territories.
  • Belgium: We send diplomats to Russia, Netherlands and Prussia to improve relations. We start expanding our military, attempting to create new tactics which could prove valuable if we have to defend Belgium. We request a trade deal with Argentina and China. Leopold II holds a speech to a Belgian crowd in Brussel, telling them Belgium intends to become a solid, well defended nation, with a strong economy. In response of France's declaration of war, we send our troops down south to fight them. We request that nations who also see this invasion as unjust join the coalition. 
    • ​USA Dip: We ask for an alliance.
    • Belgian Dip: We accept, and request you join the war in 1855.

The USA has been an ally of the French for years. It'd be implausible if they joined their side.

  • Morocco: The military reforms continue to be enacted, although supplies of modern weapons or uniforms are in short supply. As such, the reforms are largely limited to the royal guard, who are equipped with the best that Europe has to offer. Another regiment similarly trained and equipped is planned but put on hold until the supplies are ready. As such, they are only able to train. The Moroccan Navy also trains, and by now composes fifty xebecs or galleys in various conditions. Influence along the oases and trade caravans to the south continues, and more pledge allegiance to the Sultan. As the influence of the state continues to spread south, the state makes a move towards reclaiming its lost territory to the south, and a force of Moroccan troops and tribesmen invades the Massina Empire.
    • Ottoman - Moor Diplomacy: The Ottoman Sultan believes that close relations with Morocco would benefit both Morocco and the Ottoman so the Ottoman Sultan proposes to the Moroccon Sultan to allow the Ottoman to train the Moroccon military as well as provide battle tips to the infantry and teach battle formations and battle tactics to the Moroccon Generals. The Sultan well aware that two nations could rarely achieve close relations merely on the basis of their military ties also offers to export cheaper agricultural goods to Morocco and to supply Morocco with cotton. The Sultan, in return, expects Morocco to grant the Ottoman merchant ships docking rights at Moorish ports at the Straits of Gibraltar with little to no taxes levied and to allow the Ottoman to hire Moroccon mercenaries into their military
    • Moroccan Diplomacy: Morocco happily accepts the Ottoman offer, and sends Moroccan officers as well as generals and admirals to Tunis to study under the better trained Ottoman officers. Ottoman ships already in port find their port fees substantially reduced. 
  • Portugal: The war with Zululand was a low-point for the new King. However, the people are still happy with his administration, as he opens hospitals in all major cities and keeps the telegraph and the railways expanding. The railways reaches Sagres and Viseu. The telegraph advances in Algarve and reaches Madeira. Troops are deployed to Lourenço Marques, a settlement separated from Mozambique by the Zululand, as we fear they might retaliate.
    • Portuguese Africa: The military continues to enforce the law in the Swallihi Coast, especially regarding slavery. The governor sends an order - all found trafficking slaves in the Portuguese territories shall be executed. By the end of the year, the practice is effectively eliminated. Portuguese settlers, teachers and Catholic priests are sent to help to organize the area, teach Portuguese to the inhabitants and teach them the Catholic faith. Mozambique is still in shock over the defeat against the Zulus and so an anti-Zulu sentiment erupts in the population. In Angola, the railways continue to advance slowly. The Congo explorers return, advising to not advance in the region yet.
    • Portuguese Muscat: The city changes its status as a Portuguese colony. The Sultan is fred but expelled from the nation, going into exile in the Ottoman Empire. The Portuguese Navy uses this port as a naval base and a governor is called from the Navy. Many wealthy families are deposed and their property taken. In their houses, Portuguese settlers are installed, who are almost completely Navy veterans. Priests repurpose mosques as churches yet the population has a choice - to remain Muslim and pay an extra-tax and being unable to vote and other services or to embrace the Catholic faith and have the same rights as any Portuguese. Most choose the latter. Either way, all children are put on schools, where the Portuguese language and Catholic douctrine is taught. Some ships are sent to harass other cities in Oman, but no military action is taken so far.
    • Ottoman - Portuguese Diplomacy: The Sultan of the Ottoman Empire has felt disgraced at the treatment of the Muslims in Oman. The Sultan feels that as long as the Caliphate exists, no Muslim must face harsh treatment neither shall any Muslims be suppressed for it is the duty of the Caliphate to protect all Muslims. Sultan Abdulmecid I requests the Portuguese to refrain from converting Mosques to Churches and to grant the Muslim population those 'other sevices' that they are not being provided. The Sultan has no problem with the tax levied from the Muslims as he is well aware that the Portuguese have attempted to replicate the Jizya but all those Muslims that are paying taxes must be treated equally. 
    • Portuguese Dip: The Portuguese Muscat Government hears the cries from the Caliphate and proposes the following agreement - The terrain of the mosques will be bought from the Muslims to build churches there and the Muslims can still build new mosques in the city. In services matter, we will provide all Muslims the services required as any Christian citizen, including the right to vote. However, they won't be allowed to hold office yet in Portuguese systems yet but they can form a City Council, with only legislative power over Muslims - all laws must pass first by the Governor of Muscat. However, the Arabic language will be deemed unofficial and all procedures should be passed in Portuguese. In schools, only the Portuguese language and Catholic faith will be taught and so the teaching of Arabic and Muslim faith will be in the care of parents and preachers. Even so, most people continue to choose the Catholic faith rather than the Muslim one. Conflicts between loyal Muslims and new-Christians increase and it's settled that any Muslim attacking a new-Christian will be executed. In another note, Portugal will remain neutral for the time being and will trade freely with all nations. We also propose a trade deal to the Boer Republic - we will put less taxes for the agriculture products from their ports if they put less taxes on industrial products coming from our ports. We also ask for the Republic to keep lesser relations with Zululand.
    • Ottoman - Portuguese Diplomacy: The Ottoman Sultan is satisfied that the Portuguese have come to a solution and applauds the Portuguese for beginning these reforms.
  • Federation of Colombia: Industrialism via state encouraged capitalism continues with the country further industrializing. The Gran Colombian congress is successful and Gran Colombia is slated to be formed while the politics of Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador are integrated over intervening years. The Tri-Presidency is minted as well with a constitutional government and a constitutional rule. The Tri-Presidency is one of the first of its kind and various integrational policies. Colombia's armed forces undergo further drills. The Colombian frigates ordered from Europe are delivered beginning Colombia's emergence into minor naval power in an attempt to at least attempt to defend naval interests. Various other smaller ships are constructed to fill out a naval role, but Colombia begins to invest in building a large first rate ship of the line as well working on naval expansion. Colombian influence of Nicaragua, and Costa Rica continues in a larger way with pro Colombian officials beginning to gain power in both countries respectively The Colombian army expands to 30,000 troops with the profession being considered a better employment. The influence over Venezuela and Ecuador comes to completion. The Colombian government sees a revolt from conservatives not liking the abolition of slavery but with Colombia's new professional army the revolt is quelled in just over a week. The Colombian government experiments in its own massed but mobile artillery and advanced cavalry maneuvers. Colombia accepts the defensive agreement with Argentina. In an attempt to be more catering to both Venezuela and Ecuador who have been independent nation states. The Newly Formed Gran Colombian congress and all names pertaining to Gran Colombia as a new Federal State are changed officially to Federation of the Andes but Gran Colombia remains a popular way to Describe the coalescing country.
    • Venezuela: Venezuela's president begins integrational policies with Colombia in order to facilitate re-federating into Gran Colombia.The economy of Venezuela increasingly dominated by Colombia's economy, continues to advance making Colombia its default producer of many goods for purchase. Venezuela attends the Gran Colombian congress to seriously discuss reforming into Gran Colombia. Venezuela claims the land just beside British Guiana citing legitimate claims to the territory.
    • Ecuador: Ecuadorian president integrates politics within the Colombian sphere and keeps its armed forces deployed preventing any attempts at stopping the integration. Ecuador's industry advances further in Quito and surrounding areas as Colombian-owned factories open up providing jobs to the populace. 
  • USA: The telegraph system is upgraded nationwide. Roads and railways are upgraded. Mosquito nets are handed out in the yellow fever zone to catch the mosquito. We build up our navy and military. The government lets Oklahoma, a state. This state become the newest state that is under Kansas. Also, some of the state borders next to the territory borders are changed. We send ships from Palmyra Atoll to Fiji and Western Samoa.
    • US Territories: Law and order are enforced in Nebraska and Coronado Territories, but not well. Ranches, farms, roads and telegraphs are upgraded.
    • Liberia: Ports, farms, roads and telegraphs are upgraded.
    • Palmyra Atoll: We build up our military, navy and economy.
      • Protectorate of the Kingdom of Huahine: ?
    • Belgian Dip: We request an alliance, and we request that USA aids us against France.
  • Second French Empire: Tensions of the French nationalists reach the edge, and invade Belgium. The Italian states send military aid. Napoleon states "Belgium is an ethnic French land by isn't apart of us. We must unify all of the French people under our control".
    • Duchy of Rome: Aid is sent to France.
    • Duchy of Naples: Aid is sent to France.
    • Duchy of Venice: Aid is sent to France.
    • Ottoman - French Diplomacy: Like many states in Europe, the Ottoman do not support the French aggression against Naples, Venice and now Belgium. However, the Ottoman would not intervene in any conflict until or unless the Ottoman sovereignity is threatened. Therefore, if any coalition is to form as advised by Austria, the Ottoman shall not be a part of it
    • French Diplomacy: We have no plans to threaten the Ottomans, and wish to co-operate with them in the near future.
    • Belgian Dip: We condemn this aggression. Leopold II states: Belgium is not an ethnical part of France. The majority in our country is Dutch/Flemish. This is a violation of our sovereignity, and we are not the first nation to suffer from this. We welcome the support of other nations who stand against the terror and aggression of the French barbarians!
    • French Diplomacy: We only want Southern and Western Belgium, historical ethnic French areas. Brussels and the rest of the country will be spared If you agree.
    • Belgian Dip: No, we will fight for our pride. Death before shame!
  • Texas: Even though we are not close to having a war, we continue to build up our military and economy. We continue to industrialize Texas. Roads are being built to El Paso, Corpus Cristi, Houston, Galveston, San Antonio, Austin, and Beaumont. Texas' first rail system is currently being built and it will link San Antonio to Austin. it is expected to be completed by 1858. We offer Russia and the British Empire an alliance and also ask if they would like an embassy built in the Texan capital of Austin. 
  • Mexico: We continue with upholding our 120,000 strong army. However, we begin working on reconstructing our navy after its virtual distruction during the Bear Flag Revolution. Progress is slow, however, after the first wave is built we expect to improve on our duration it takes to complete ships. The next wave of articles from the Federal Constitution are made into effect. This includes; the prohibition of the Juarez Laws, Titles of Nobility are not recognized, prohibition of torture of any kind, and abolition of the death penalty. However, it is only reserved to those traitors of the homeland, highwaymen, arsonists, parricide, homicide, crimes of the military, and piracy. We open up a primitive version of a foundry, which is just a building allocated along the Colorado River, with dozens of furnaces within it. The first Mexican railroad is completed connecting the cities of Mexico City and Guadalajara.
  • Boer Republic: Many of the Shashona people are either driven off the land, killed, or subdued. A Huguenot Afrikaner descended from a French couple named Marcais de Frex is elected president, and begins passing laws aimed at colonial policies. He decides to make killing of an African child or woman an offense punishable by hanging, even if they were along the frontier. He also passes legistlation improving the rights of women, making inheritance, landowning, and business owning rights equal, as due to the large influx of immigrants (who are mostly young men) has resulted in a stark gender imbalance and the president is hoping to encourage female immigrant, and such policies prove moderately fruitful. We continue expansion, 50 px east and 20 px west.
    • Boer Dip: We continue to seek out new markets for our agricultural goods, and we offer fair deals to the Portuguese, French, Moroccans, and Ottomans.
    • Ottoman - Boer Diplomacy: The Ottoman Empire is not interested in buying from the Boer for the Ottoman are self-sufficient in the production of agricultural goods 
  • The Ottoman Empire: Developments were brought to various parts of the Ottoman Empire. The period itself was known as the Period of Development for educational and economic reforms were brought by the Sultan Abdulmecid I who was keen on bringing the Empire back to its height although he knew very well it would not be an easy task. He was keen on having western education taught to the native Muslim population and as a result, had the Janissaries execute a large number of Imams who opposed Western education for fear that those Imams might cause the Empire to fall into chaos. The Sultan showed no interests in the wars that were taking place in Europe and was much more keen on re-establishing the Ottoman Empire as a strong state. In doing so, he came into conflict with the Russian Empire that had been steadily expanding into Eastern Europe although both the Russian Empire and the Ottoman were well aware of the fact that war would benefit neither side. Meanwhile, firearms and weaponary were produced in large numbers although the technological gap between the Ottoman and the rest of Europe remained and thus under immense pressure, the Sultan Abdulmecid I ordered the restoration of the Nizam i Cedid which was constantly under development and improvement in order to maximize the Ottoman power. The Ottoman artillery, however, was much more superior than that of many European nations and developments were brought to the navy with the Ottoman constructing a replica of the largest ship of line, Mahmudiye which was known as Usmaniyya
    • ​Vilayet of Walachia and Moldavia [Ottoman Europe]: Islam is spread amongst the people and the Janissaries are deployed to maintain order in Serbia, Wallachia, Montenegro and Moldavia if they ever revolted and it is made sure by the Sultan that the Janissaries swore allegiance to him, not the Empire as he attempted to secure his power. Many nationalist groups were regularly hunted down and propaganda was spread amongst the people that their future lies with the Ottoman Empire. The Sultan Abdulmecid I was also keen on gaining the support of the people of the Balkans and a large number of natives were recruited into the Janissaries. Many trade routes were built to be used for trade with the Austro Hungary Empire and extensive work was done improve the living standards of the people as well as to increase the literacy rate. The Emperor knew very well that the Janissaries could easily defeat any rebellion but feared that excessive use of the Janissaries would undermine the position of the Sultan. Meanwhile, many minerals were extracted and crops grown to be later on exported to foreign states or other parts of the Empire. A large military was deployed to protect the frontiers of the nation and many firearms were developed. 
    • Vilayet of Tunis and Tripolitania: With a great majority of it being a desert, most development projects were done by or near the coast. A major port had been built at Tunis to be used by the Ottoman merchant ships trading in the Mediterranean and large amount of gypsum was extracted annually to to be used in the construction of gypsum blocks although Gypsum was primarily used for finishing walls and ceiling. The Sultan ordered the construction of schools to be built for the study of Mathematics, Navigation and Sciences as he feared that the Ottomans were being left behind whilst the rest of the world was moving ahead. Religious studies was at many times discouraged although the Sultan did not go as far as to ban the study of Islam for fear of a rebellion. Meanwhile, the use of the Turkish language and the spread of Turkish culture was supported by the Sultan and to supply the tribes living in the deserts, wheat and other commodities were supplied from Europe. A great part of the navy was deployed and the Ottoman Empire supported the Berber pirates to establish complete Ottoman control over the Mediterranean
    • Vilayet of Hejaz: The economy of the vilayet relied heavily on the annual Hajj and pilgrimage, where Muslims from all over the world travel to the cities of Mecca and Medina. The importance of the pilgrimage was such that a majority of townspeople, especially residents of Mecca and Medina, relied on windfall from the pilgrimages for daily sustenance. Many residents worked as guides for pilgrims, camel-brokers, built and provided pilgrim accommodations, sold or distributed Zamzam water. Primary exports from the Vilayet included coffee, dates, henna, gum, nacre, balsam and zamzam water. The port of Jeddah was utilised by foreign merchants for docking bring revenue, allowing development in the province. The Janissaries deployed at Al Hejaz was mostly of Turkish origin although a large number of Arabs were part of it and mostly supported the Sultan as opposed to establishing Janissary influence over an area. The Vilayet expands 10 px towards the east
    • Khedivate of Egypt: Economic progress was brought to the Khedivate by the cultivation and export of cotton. Efforts were made by the Sultan to promote western euducation and the study of medicines to help modernize the state, thus the Khedivate made a lot of progress. Meanwhile, the canal between Alexandria and the Nile having long fallen was reconstructed to allow the safe passage of merchants ships from Europe into the Red Sea thus allowing the Ottoman Empire to acquire taxes from the states utilising the canal. The control of the canal also meant that the Ottoman were in the position to effectively block any nation's trade, forcing them to rely on the Cape of Good Hope route. As opposed to the other provinces of the Ottoman Empire, the Janissarries were not deployed in the Khedivate of Egypt. In Egypt, instead the Talibs [Arabic for students] which consisted largely of Egyptians and Nubians seeking economic and educational reform were stationed. Although, this move was disliked by the Janissaries would believed this would affect their influence, the Sultan explained the need to gain the support of Egypt. In reality, however, the Sultan himself wanted to break the influence of the Janissaries and instead establish his own control and he did so by effectively manipulating the Talibs. Meanwhile, crops were grown along the River Nile to feed the people and the port of Alexandria was developed to suit modern standards. Gold extracted from mines in Egypt was sent to other parts of the Ottoman Empire although the Gold was mainly used to stregthen the Ottoman economy and currency. The Khedivate expands 25 px into OTL Ethiopia.
    • Emirate of Kuwait: The economy of Kuwait was already booming as many trade routes to Baghdad, Aleppo, Constantinople had been diverted to Kuwait which allowed access revenue and tax money to used to develop the state and build up a large military of 100,000 men. Many merchants from Basra arrived at Kuwait, allowing further revenue; drastically increasing the influence and importance of Kuwait for the Ottoman Empire which led it to be famously referred to as Marseiles of the Gulf. Kuwait also played a significant role in horse trade and annually exported 800 horses to India as well to other states. Kuwait's pearl industry boomed due to 750 - 800 vessels sent regularly to meet Europes elite's demand for pearl which brought so much revenue to Kuwait that the capital of Kuwait was considered by many of much more value than Constantinople itself. The Ottoman Sultan, keen on not allowing Kuwait to attempt to declare independence as it had found so much wealth, ordered 70% of Kuwait's annual earning to be utilised in modernizing the Ottoman Vilayets and the Ottoman Empire as well as to modernise the military and navy. The Emirate expands 10 px towards the west
  • Duchy of Modena: Military and economy are built up.
  • Prussia: With the Prussian government stabilizing after the previous crisis, things are put into place for a series of military and social reforms to move forward. The King continues to grow iller and his brother is declared regent for the time being (two years earlier then OTL). His son Fredrich von Hohenzollern is called back to Berlin leaving London after three years. however, he leaves on a positive note with a toast before the entire British government and the royal family, stating his hopes for positive relations in the future and for continued good ties between the British and Prussian royal families stating that no two countries or royal families have had their fates so closely intertwined and are natural allies. On a side note Fredrich speaks in privite with Queen Victoria and King Albert about the possibility of a royal engagement between himself and princess victoria upon her 14th birthday (1855) and eventually marriage upon her 16th birthday (1857). Back home Industrialization and expansion of the transport network continues to grow as urbanization and military demands grow. Bismark continues to reside in St Petersburg as he acts as a link between Berlin and the Russian czar, despite his relative distance from politics in Prussia he is kept up to speed and continues to collect political allies including the crowned Prince Wilhelm. Bismark becomes associated with military reformists Roon and Moltke along with the Krupp family in the Rhur Valley. The Krupp factory is giving a large order for steel breech loaded artillery after Wilhelm successfully convinces the Landtag to pass a bill for reforming the Prussian artillery corps, (at the present the krupp family are the only nation which produce them in the world and in Europe OTL.). The Krupp family also begin implementing a series of company policies which grant benefits to their workers, (OTL event to avoid issues in the company, these same policies would eventually influence the German empire welfare programs, in the 1880s). Intellectual development continues in the major Prussian cities mainly Berlin, Konisberg, and the cities of the Prussian Rhineland, influenced mainly by German romantic nationalism. The formation of the French second Empire scares Berlin greatly and they take advantage of the foundation to further spur German national sentiment reminding them of the Napoleonic wars and French subjugation of the German people during the wars. 
    • ​Using the growing tensions in Austria and France Berlin requests a military alliance with the German minor states and proposes that the German states should only get involved in any war if France starts it became a direct threat to the German people.
    • Belgian Dip: We request an alliance with Prussia. 
    • Austrian Dip: Austria requests an alliance with Prussia.
  • Kingdom of Spain: With the situation of the Empire in a stagnant point due to the great loss of the Colonial Empire the Kingdom begins focusing on Africa, which seems to be the most likely place where to rebuild the lost lands, In order to do so Spanish Guinea begins expanding along the coast towards the south and a colony is established in Namibia refered solely as Spanish South Africa, An alliance is asked to the Prussian, Austrians and Russians taking account the possibility of an Invasion of the Ottoman empire if within possible and an approach is made to Morocco to establish a treaty of non-aggression from either side. Military, economy and navy are built up, and in the Philippines and over all colonies further freedoms are given. In the Antilles the capitaincies leadership begin asking the kingdom for the formation of an Antillian parliament, which the government decides to ignore for the time being. Sanctions Portugal and soon afterwards declares war. The invasion occurs in a double campaign from north through Galicia and south through Extremadura. scout groups of 100 cross the border with Portugal and a few hours later 150,000 army men cross the border with Portugal.
    • Belgian Dip: We request an alliance with Spain, and also request they help us fight France.
    • Spain Dip: We agree to the alliance but we can't aid currently due to our own war.
    • Russia: Joins the sanctions on Portugal
    • Portuguese Dip: We warn Spain to stop the attacks as our Army and Navy is more advanced now. The troops deployed in the allied nations are sent back to the Homeland and arms start to be manufactured from the blueprints in Coimbra. Meanwhile, ships are sent to attack the Spanish cities of Sevilha, Barcelona and Vigo. Support is asked from France and Britain, as this is a clear violation of Portuguese sovereignity. Russia is said to back off.
  • The Most Serene Republic of San Marino: Following the uniting of other Italian states, San Marino requests to stay independent and requests a trade pact with the newly born nation in order to assure the supply of goods to San Marino. The Sanmarinese economy is developed with a focus on vines and orchards. 

1855  

The Nation of Portugal suffers massive revolts following the war with Spain as her economy is unable to cope with fighting the Spaniards and its much larger attempt at overseas extension.

Colonialism in Africa continues to be nearly impossible as non natives are completely unable to deal with African diseases.

The French economy begins to suffer as the occupation of Naples heats up with thousands of civilians attempting to force the French out.

Moroccos increased militant behaviour shows them as an increasingly unsuitable nation to attempt to "Civilize" in the eyes of various European nations.

The Nation of Peru breaks out in riots as Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela reach the final stage of Federating. These riots are over the previous hostility a large "Gran Colombian" nation showed towards peru, and the new advancing stability and power of the area.

Increased immigration to Brazil and Colombia begins as their constant economic and social advancement begins to show attraction to European immigrants.

Note, territories and colonies do not get scores. So Portuguese Angola, Palmyra Atoll etc etc CAN NOT give points in algos. A Vassal state could such as Kingdom of Huahine to USA, France to naples or Nicaragua to Colombia.

  • Greece: *Portuguese sanctions* army and navy reach 15,000 combined.
  • Portugal: As the war continues, the Army continues to raise their numbers and the Navy works to continue to destroy the Spanish cities. The old Napoleonic defenses are re-inforced and the Spanish lines are kept away as much as possible. A blockade of Spain from sea is applied and France is asked to put an embargo too. A Portuguese army lands in Sevilla by the river and attacks the city with as much as forces as possible. Support is asked to our allies and to other European nations. This war is a pure unjustified aggression and will not be tolerated. Our Government puts Belgium as a pure hypocrite as they criticize the French for invasion yet support Spain. The new cannons and rifles made from Coimbra are used against the Spaniards and hundrends of cavalry are sent to the field of battle, evening the Spanish invasion numbers. The King appeals to the rioters remembering that falling into Spaniard occupation would mean losing their liberties. The Portuguese, as numerous times in History, make an harsh deal for the Spanish troops occupying, causing distress in the Armies. Most of the industries are, however, still secure, being in the coast of the country still far away from falling in Spaniard occupation.
    • Portuguese Dip: We ask for California, which we helped when they were at war, to Brazil, since we share the Royal House and we helped militarily and economically, to France, a country that we always helped, to the British Empire, who are in fact in an alliance with us for centuries and we continue to pledge to the Ottoman Empire, which we granted favours in relation of our Muslim community to help us now. All nations must realize that the Spanish actions should be punished as we do not want a neighboring country to attack us without a reason anytime soon.
    • Portuguese Africa: The war came as a shock. Many men enlist in the Army and the industries in the colonies are set to help in the war. Ships are sent in order to capture Spanish Guinea.
    • Portuguese Muscat: Great part of the Navy settled in Muscat is sent to Europe, to fight the Spanish.
    • Portuguese Crown: The war of aggression of Spain puts the King and the Government in a tight spot. Even though the Spaniard Army is far away from Lisbon, now protected by the forts that kept even Napoleon's soldiers at bay, many officials ponder taking the King and the Royal family to Azores, at least. The King, however, refuses to leave, insisting in continuing with the people. The hospitals funded the past years reveal useful in curing battle injured soldiers, sending them back earlier than they would, a proud achievement from the King admnistration.
      • Hey Dude - He beat you to Timbuktu and back. He took everything. He's essentially deciding what to do with you. Your army is also 100% smaller than Spains as is your navy good luck on that blockade. -Feud
      • Yep, I won 53 to 15. You kinda lost by three times they needed. I have to completely take you (If by percentage standards). Furthermore in the sole year of war, I had already won enough to take over Portugal. You are now the Kingdom of Portugal, part of the Spanish Crown. LOL. I pretty much won with the current score. Pick a new nation. Sine dei gloriem "Ex Initio Terrae" (talk) 22:43, August 26, 2014 (UTC)
    • Belgian Dip: We inform Portugal that while we are allied with Spain, we do not support them in this war. This conflict is not our business and it's illogical to talk about Belgium here.
  • Federation of the Andes: The Federation of the Andes is created between Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador with the tripartite presidency taking place for another two years while the terms of all three presidents run out. The politics of all three former countries are sufficiently similar to plan and hold elections in two years and it's planned. The Federation itself integrated the armed forces of all three nations and mixes the units and armies up to removed the separations and create a united military. The navy is also expanded and the industrial base of the country is expanded further to rival Brazil with the economic output growing by nearly 8.5% and growing. The immigration by Europeans is accepted widely as many have specialties with which to help the Federation. With a population of four million flat the Federation continues its good relations with Brazil and Argentina and fosters immigration from Europe. This leads to further expansion of the nations moderate industry which continues to grow now with a few munitions and arms factories opening in Colombia proper. The military of the Federation continues its drilling and training working to try to become the most well organized armed forces on the continent. This leads as well to the advancement of the navy with about seven frigates, two man o' war ships with a first rate ship of the line on the way as well. The naval advancement is supposed to keep pace with economic spending as well as industrial advancement.
  • Sarawak: The construction of Kuching port continues. James Brooke introduces coffee and tea as cash crops to the Dayak and Sabahan hill tribes, and they are quickly and enthusiastically adopted. Manioc, introduced as a food crop, also becomes popular. Many convert to Christianity. The nation also invades the tiny state of Brunei, supported by Sulu per the recently signed military alliance. 50,000 men from the two nations descend on Brunei by sea and land. James Brooke calls this the final step in the lberation of North Borneo from foreign oppression.
    • Sabah: Coffee, tea and manioc spread. With taxation greatly reduced, per capita wealth increases, and the populace is happy. The military expands to 10,000.
  • Second French Empire: The French are not surprised by the rebellion in Naples. Troops from the Roman Republic and French colonies are brought in to quell the resistance. The troops, break into the protesters houses at night, then shoot them export them to colonies to work. The due to international pressure, the French withdraw from Belgium. economy is improved. The French notify the Dutch, UK, Prussia, and Austria that war is not needed, as the French are withdrawing from Belgium.
    • Duchy of Rome: Troops are sent to be dealt with the Naplese.
    • Duchy of Naples: The resistance is not to be taken lightly. The troops mobilize and attack the rebels.
    • Duchy of Venice: The city is kept, while the extra land is returned to Austria to keep stable relations. Trade ships attack the rebels.
    • Belgian Dip: We thank the French for withdrawing.
  • Movement for the Independence of Australia (MIA): A small movement is established in Sydney, of people from all walks of life, United in their belief that Australia would thrive if it gained independence, and dedicated to the peaceful achievement of that goal. Numbering only 200, a few are sent to other cities, to create Chapters of MIA there also, although at the end of the year, membership has plateaued at 500, where it is relatively stable. The group gives out flyers and leaflets with their manifesto of independence printed on it, and create a petition which begins to travel around the country, from city to city, but ends up with a disappointing 800 signatures. The group is not discouraged, and resolve to give out even more leaflets and flyers, until Australia is independent. Most Australians find this amusing, but respect the bravery of the group in standing tall, in the face of indifference.
  • Empire of Brazil: Pedro II of Brazil continues to work on strengthening the economy. There is much growth this year and the economy is estimated to be growing at a rate of roughly 10.5% and production increases dramatically. Several new factories are built along the coast and more roads extending into the amazon are built. Huge strides are made in the manufacturing and agricultural production sectors. The implementation or railways begins to be planned. Pedro III continues to grow up. The rail lines grow swiftly and within two years of the establishment of a rail service there are 60 km of track laid. This in turn speeds the growth of industry. The influx of European immigrants is quickly accepted into the nation and begin to spread quickly across the country while it also swells the number and increases the skill of the labor force. A plan to build a series of roads and rail lines along the Amazon is considered. However, the project is postponed for the time being. The Liberals and Conservatives continue to dispute, and Pedro must always watch them carefully. A defensive line is begun along the Paraguayan border, consisting of several fortified cities with redoubts every two miles, the line is continually thickened and fortified, as tension remains high.
  • Empire of Japan: Tokugawa Iemochi begins to reform the Japanese military to meet with present day standards.
  • USA: The telegraph system is upgraded nationwide. Roads and railways are upgraded. Mosquito nets are handed out in the yellow fever zone to catch the mosquito. We build up our navy and military. We continue to send ships from Palmyra Atoll to Fiji and Western Samoa. We send ships to Easter Island to colonize it. Bold text' Italic text
    • US Territories: Law and order are enforced in Nebraska and Coronado Territories, but not well. Ranches, farms, roads and telegraphs are upgraded.
    • Liberia: Ports, farms, roads and telegraphs are upgraded.
    • Palmyra Atoll: We build up our military, navy and economy.
    • US Dip: With the five year NAP expired between us and the Texan Republic, we decide to offer Texas to become an autonomous vassal under the United States. If the Texas Republic declines, however, we shall invade the state in the year 1856. We prepare for war and muster up 20,000 soldiers on the American-Texan border.
  • Boer Republic: We continue expansion, 50 px east and 10 px west. (More coming soon).
    • Boer Dip: We ask that Spain respect our colonial dominion and border in Southeast Africa and ask that they agree to previous terms that we had with Portugal and that they do not meddle with the Zulus or Boers.
  • United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway: Another series of economic reforms is passed between the two kingdoms of Sweden and Norway which help to abolish protective tariff walls to further free trade between the two crowns. A reform is passed that dismantles the entire guild system, paving the way for greater economic entrepreneurship. The economy remains almost entirely agrarian, but the economic trade between the two kingdoms and other nations helps keep the agrarian economy profitable. The annual meetings between the crowns of Norway and Sweden now allow the participation of university students from either country, all of whom greatly support the idea of Scandinavianism.
    • United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway Diplomacy (NEEDS MOD RESPONSE, PLEASE AND THANK UUUU): We invite the esteemed Frederick VII of the Kingdom of Denmark to the annual meetings between Sweden and Norway to include them in the discussion of Scandinavianism.
    •  Mod response - Frederick VII of the Kingdom of Denmark agrees with the United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway Diplomacy. 
  • California Republic: John Wellar is elected president of the nation. We start to build up our military and navy. In our caves we mine coal and gold. We allow Native Americans and slaves to come into our nation. They become free when they come into our nation. Our port cities are being built up. The economy expands. 
  • Mexico: With the US annexation of Texas, we move a 40,000 soldiers to the Rio Grande in fear of US invasion. We add more articles from the Federal Constitution including; abolition of the Lerdo Law, definition of Mexican nationality, obligations of the Mexicans, obligations of citizens, sovereignty of the nation comes from the people, divisions of powers: Executive, Legislature, and Judicial, prohibition to internal customs checkpoints, and inviolabiity of the Constitution. Our first wave of frigates are built and we begin to work on the next wave for further deployment. We plan to expand our railroad network within Central Mexico, another factory is built, totaling three.
  • Spain: The Victory that we are seeming achieving is quite surprising, but among the citizens rises a bigger doubt, the prime minister seeks to reconcile with the Republican movements by asking Queen isabella to allow them into the parliament and by enabling them to achieve certain extent of political influence within the kingdom, the Queen reluctantly agrees, but reminds him that such is not needed as the victory is fueling the fame of the crown within the people. She also sees the previous request of the antillian governments to be allowed greater independence which she answers by (instead of the asked) forming the viceroyalty of the Antillas (Virreynato de las Antillas) and by allowing far greater self determination within boundaries of the Spanish commands. By early June of the year Portuguese India is captured as the fleet manages to end the siege of Goa, the Islands of Cape Verde and Madeira are captured not much later that month, Macau, Timor and Sao Tome e Principe fall in early August and by the 12th of August initiates the campaign of Angola in which several Spanish scouts manage to rally support from tribes from the Inner areas of the colony to aid in the campaign in angola's main Portuguese population and awaiting for the invading army of 5000 soldiers. Mozambique's invasion begins in August 26th with a bigger amount of soldiers 7500 as the territory is bigger and support is equally asked to the natives and to the Swahili whom are offered a treaty afterwards the defeat of the Portuguese regarding the administration of their territory and application of Spanish laws and local laws. The capture of Coimbra brings the Portuguese war machinery to be weakened, Following this the capture of Braga and Porto give a huge psychological blow as the genesis town of Portugal and the home of the royal family falls in a swift campaign from the Spanish army the siege lasts until the 1st of September when the city capitulates to the heavy fire and siege situation brought by the Spanish and the cities rise the Spanish flag, soon the country falls and by 8th of September all that remains free of the country is Portugal's capital Lisboa. in early September the Azores are captured but the royal family eludes the army fleeing to an unknown location. prior to these events in early July the Queen Isabella passes a command to the army stating that no civilian that posed little to no threat should be attacked and that if done these would mean court martial if not jail time, this also meant the POW would be captured but not tortured unless needed (to take information and other relevant info). Economy and Infrastructure is built up
    • Spanish Guinea: We continue building structures and christianizing locals as well as spreading the Spanish language
    • Spanish Antillas: The government officially forms in February 28th centered around La Habana, Cuba.
  • The Ottoman Empire: Developments were brought to various parts of the Ottoman Empire. The period itself was known as the Period of Development for educational and economic reforms were brought by the Sultan Abdulmecid I who was keen on bringing the Empire back to its height although he knew very well it would not be an easy task. He was keen on having western education taught to the native Muslim population and as a result, had the Janissaries execute a large number of Imams who opposed Western education for fear that those Imams might cause the Empire to fall into chaos. The Sultan showed no interests in the wars that were taking place in Europe and was much more keen on re-establishing the Ottoman Empire as a strong state. In doing so, he came into conflict with the Russian Empire that had been steadily expanding into Eastern Europe although both the Russian Empire and the Ottoman were well aware of the fact that war would benefit neither side. Meanwhile, firearms and weaponary were produced in large numbers although the technological gap between the Ottoman and the rest of Europe remained and thus under immense pressure, the Sultan Abdulmecid I ordered the restoration of the Nizam i Cedid which was constantly under development and improvement in order to maximize the Ottoman power. The Ottoman artillery, however, was much more superior than that of many European nations and developments were brought to the navy with the Ottoman constructing a replica of the largest ship of line, Mahmudiye which was known as Usmaniyya. The Sultan well aware of the fact that any sign of weakness or pacifism shown by the Ottoman would result in a direction invasion from Europe under the impression that the Ottoman had fallen, declared war upon Greece to show to the world that the Ottoman were not as weak as previously had been expected. Almost immediately the Jannisarries and Nizam e Cedid launched an attack upon Greece from the North leading 70,000 soldiers whilst the Ottoman navy consisting of the Ship of Line, Mahmudiye and seven warships supported by 23 frigates launched a series of attacks upon Greek harbours and coast and attempted to impose a blockade upon Greece. A small fleet was sent to protect ships carrying 30,000 soldiers from the Khedivate of Egypt to support the invasion but as soon as word reaches of the desire of Greece to surrender, the soldiers are sent back although a small force of roughly 40,000 men accompany the Ottoman Sultan to Athens to sign a Treaty with Greece.
    • ​Vilayet of Walachia and Moldavia [Ottoman Europe]: Islam is spread amongst the people and the Janissaries are deployed to maintain order in Serbia, Wallachia, Montenegro and Moldavia if they ever revolted and it is made sure by the Sultan that the Janissaries swore allegiance to him, not the Empire as he attempted to secure his power. Many nationalist groups were regularly hunted down and propaganda was spread amongst the people that their future lies with the Ottoman Empire. The Sultan Abdulmecid I was also keen on gaining the support of the people of the Balkans and a large number of natives were recruited into the Janissaries. Many trade routes were built to be used for trade with the Austro Hungary Empire and extensive work was done improve the living standards of the people as well as to increase the literacy rate. The Emperor knew very well that the Janissaries could easily defeat any rebellion but feared that excessive use of the Janissaries would undermine the position of the Sultan. Meanwhile, many minerals were extracted and crops grown to be later on exported to foreign states or other parts of the Empire. A large military was deployed to protect the frontiers of the nation and many firearms were developed. 
    • Vilayet of Tunis and Tripolitania: With a great majority of it being a desert, most development projects were done by or near the coast. A major port had been built at Tunis to be used by the Ottoman merchant ships trading in the Mediterranean and large amount of gypsum was extracted annually to to be used in the construction of gypsum blocks although Gypsum was primarily used for finishing walls and ceiling. The Sultan ordered the construction of schools to be built for the study of Mathematics, Navigation and Sciences as he feared that the Ottomans were being left behind whilst the rest of the world was moving ahead. Religious studies was at many times discouraged although the Sultan did not go as far as to ban the study of Islam for fear of a rebellion. Meanwhile, the use of the Turkish language and the spread of Turkish culture was supported by the Sultan and to supply the tribes living in the deserts, wheat and other commodities were supplied from Europe. A great part of the navy was deployed and the Ottoman Empire supported the Berber pirates to establish complete Ottoman control over the Mediterranean
    • Vilayet of Hejaz: The economy of the vilayet relied heavily on the annual Hajj and pilgrimage, where Muslims from all over the world travel to the cities of Mecca and Medina. The importance of the pilgrimage was such that a majority of townspeople, especially residents of Mecca and Medina, relied on windfall from the pilgrimages for daily sustenance. Many residents worked as guides for pilgrims, camel-brokers, built and provided pilgrim accommodations, sold or distributed Zamzam water. Primary exports from the Vilayet included coffee, dates, henna, gum, nacre, balsam and zamzam water. The port of Jeddah was utilised by foreign merchants for docking bring revenue, allowing development in the province. The Janissaries deployed at Al Hejaz was mostly of Turkish origin although a large number of Arabs were part of it and mostly supported the Sultan as opposed to establishing Janissary influence over an area. The Vilayet expands 10 px towards the east
    • Khedivate of Egypt: Economic progress was brought to the Khedivate by the cultivation and export of cotton. Efforts were made by the Sultan to promote western euducation and the study of medicines to help modernize the state, thus the Khedivate made a lot of progress. Meanwhile, the canal between Alexandria and the Nile - having long fallen -was reconstructed to allow the safe passage of merchants ships from Europe into the Red Sea thus allowing the Ottoman Empire to acquire taxes from the states utilising the canal. The control of the canal also meant that the Ottoman were in the position to effectively block any nation's trade, forcing them to rely on the Cape of Good Hope route. As opposed to the other provinces of the Ottoman Empire, the Janissarries were not deployed in the Khedivate of Egypt. In Egypt, instead the Talibs [Arabic for students] which consisted largely of Egyptians and Nubians seeking economic and educational reform were stationed. Although, this move was disliked by the Janissaries would believed this would affect their influence, the Sultan explained the need to gain the support of Egypt. In reality, however, the Sultan himself wanted to break the influence of the Janissaries and instead establish his own control and he did so by effectively manipulating the Talibs. Meanwhile, crops were grown along the River Nile to feed the people and the port of Alexandria was developed to suit modern standards. Gold extracted from mines in Egypt was sent to other parts of the Ottoman Empire although the gold was mainly used to stregthen the Ottoman economy and currency. The Khedivate expands 25 px into OTL Ethiopia.
    • Emirate of Kuwait: The economy of Kuwait was already booming as many trade routes to Baghdad, Aleppo, Constantinople had been diverted to Kuwait which allowed access revenue and tax money to used to develop the state and build up a large military of 100,000 men. Many merchants from Basra arrived at Kuwait, allowing further revenue; drastically increasing the influence and importance of Kuwait for the Ottoman Empire which led it to be famously referred to as Marseiles of the Gulf. Kuwait also played a significant role in horse trade and annually exported 800 horses to India as well to other states. Kuwait's pearl industry boomed due to 750 - 800 vessels sent regularly to meet Europes elite's demand for pearl which brought so much revenue to Kuwait that the capital of Kuwait was considered by many of much more value than Constantinople itself. The Ottoman Sultan, keen on not allowing Kuwait to attempt to declare independence as it had found so much wealth, ordered 70% of Kuwait's annual earning to be utilised in modernizing the Ottoman Vilayets and the Ottoman Empire as well as to modernise the military and navy. The Emirate expands 10 px towards the west.
    • Greek diplomacy: If I become your tributary, will you spare my empire?
    • Ottoman - Greek Diplomacy: The Ottoman Sultan accepts the offer. However, the Greeks must also agree to cede all of its islands in the Aegian Sea to the Ottoman and to not allow any foreign nation to deploy their military onto Greek lands. The Ottoman Sultan further believes that the Greeks must concede defeat in this war and the Greeks must sign a No War Pact with the Ottoman which would expire in 1900s. The Sultan believing that the terms might be harsh upon the Greeks declares that the Ottoman would protect Greece from any foreign state and maintain its independence. Although shown by the Ottoman as a symbol of good gesture, it is in reality am attempt by the Ottoman to establish Greece as a buffer state
  • Belgium: We are currently allied with Spain and USA, and request an alliance to Prussia, Russia and Austria. We expand our military. The population currently consists of 4,592,000 people, of which all men 16 or older have to join the military when there's a war. Pierre de Decker is elected the new Prime Minister. A new Flemish nationalist party arises, called VNF (Vlaams Nationalistisch Front). It starts getting more popular in Flanders, but isn't big yet. It hopes to participate in the next elections, planned in 1859. 
  • British Empire: Border clashes with Burma. Exploration of Australia, Africa and Canada continue. Factory building grows greatly in England and Wales. Crown Prince Pedro can engage with Princess Alice she is are older. The British Empire keeps a close eye on Afghanistan and Zululand. Several dozen cannons, six ships of the line and 5000 rifles are made. We side with the Ottomans against Russia as in OTL. In Egypt, the Suez Canal Company is formed. More funding for education is appropriated, in an effort to improve Ireland's poor literacy rate. Australia's first telegraph line, linking Melbourne and Williamstown, opens. The iron clipper RMS Tayleur runs aground off the east coast of Ireland on her maiden voyage out of Liverpool bound for Australia with the loss of at least 300 of around 650 on board. The first Indian cotton mill, "The Bombay Spinning Mill", was opened in Bombay by Cowasji Nanabhai Davar. We develop clean water sources in our major cities.
  • Prussia: With the Prussian government stabilizing after the previous crisis, things are put into place for a series of military and social reforms to move forward. The King continues to grow iller and his brother is declared regent for the time being (two years earlier then OTL). His son Fredrich von Hohenzollern is called back to Berlin leaving London after three years. However, he leaves on a positive note with a toast before the entire British government and the royal family, stating his hopes for positive relations in the future and for continued good ties between the British and Prussian royal families stating that no two countries or royal families have had their fates so closely intertwined and are natural allies. On a side note Fredrich speaks in private with Queen Victoria and King Albert about the possibility of a royal engagement between himself and Princess Victoria upon her 14th birthday (1855) and eventually marriage upon her 16th birthday (1857). Back home Industrialization and expansion of the transport network continues to grow as urbanization and military demands grow. Bismark continues to reside in St Petersburg as he acts as a link between Berlin and the Russian czar, despite his relative distance from politics in Prussia he is kept up to speed and continues to collect political allies including the crowned Prince Wilhelm. Bismark becomes associated with military reformists Roon and Moltke along with the Krupp family in the Rhur Valley. The Krupp factory is giving a large order for steel breech loaded artillery after Wilhelm successfully convinces the Landtag to pass a bill for reforming the Prussian artillery corps, (at the present the Krupp family are the only nation which produce them in the world and in Europe OTL.). The Krupp family also begin implementing a series of company policies which grant benefits to their workers, (OTL event to avoid issues in the company, these same policies would eventually influence the German empire welfare programs, in the 1880s). Intellectual development continues in the major Prussian cities mainly Berlin, Konisberg, and the cities of the Prussian Rhineland, influenced mainly by German romantic nationalism. The formation of the French second Empire scares Berlin greatly and they take advantage of the foundation to further spur German national sentiment reminding them of the Napoleonic wars and French subjugation of the German people during the wars. 
    • British Dip: We agree to the engagement.
    • ​Belgian Dip: We request an alliance with Prussia!
  • ​Texas: We decline the offer that the United States offered. We are building up our military to prepare for the potential war against the United States. We send our military along the U.S.-Texan border to prepare for the invasion. We ask all of our allies to aid us to keep the Republic of Texas alive and strong. In return we will offer a trade route to those allies and aid them if they ever get into a war. 
  • Morocco: The military reforms continue to be enacted, although supplies of modern weapons or uniforms are in short supply. As such, the reforms are largely limited to the royal guard, who are equipped with the best that Europe has to offer. Another regiment similarly trained and equipped is planned but put on hold until the supplies are ready. As such, they are only able to train. The Moroccan Navy also trains, and by now composes fifty xebecs or galleys in various conditions. Officers are sent to Tunist in the Ottoman Empire in order to train and learn new military tactics and organizational skills from the more advanced Ottomans. Influence along the oases and trade caravans to the south continues, and more pledge allegiance to the Sultan. Several hundred troops are stationed in the newly acquired cities of Timbuktu and Gao in order to maintain the Sultan's authority in the newly recaptured regions. Treaties with nearby tribesmen are also signed in order to help maintain influence there. With the war breaking out in Europe, more armed forces are mobilized, but action is not taken at this moment in time. 
  • Duchy of Modena: Schools are built in the cities of Modena and Parma. Military and economy are built up.
  • French Empire: Military and navy are built up. Due to internal turmoil the French army withdraws from Belgium in order to prepare for the situation in the given case the revolts in Naples continue. While this, we remain neutral in the Portuguese conflict, We declare the Ottoman apparent pressuring of Greece into giving up territory an outrageous act and will not tolerate them. By such, we sanction the Ottoman Empire from our exports and ask other nations such as Russia, Austria, the italian states and others to do so as well, Realizing that the Belgian front is rather useless we ask for a non-aggression pact with Belgium and a possible alliance to guarantee Belgium's freedom as a country from the Germans, the Dutch and France itself. Economy and infrastructure is built up
    • French Colonial Empire: The colonies expand their coastlines.
    • Duchy of Rome: The nation, joyful that Naples is eliminated, returns to upgrading infrastructure and bases.
    • Duchy of Naples: Naples starts to fix infrastructure and build bases. We begin trying to deal with the civilians through peaceful means, by this meaning detention and offering pro-French propaganda. However, due to the obvious plausible inability of these to work we also begin offering local freedom and the re-establishment of the previous local governments in a pro-French way and assuring them freedom as a nation and reinstitution of the Kingdom of Naples
    • Spain Dip: We follow the French example and sanction the Ottoman pressuring of Greece. We also applaud their withdrawal from the Belgian Territories. 
    • Sarawak Dip: Sarawak also condemns the Ottoman actions and imposes sanctions (for what its worth).
    • Belgian Dip: We once more thank the French for withdrawing. We accept the NAP, and cautiously accept the alliance. We do let the French know that we will not be going into wars like the ones between ourselves and Portugal. We also condemn the Ottoman aggression, and we impose sanctions upon them. 
  • Sat asked me to post for him Sine dei gloriem "Ex Initio Terrae" (talk) 18:39, August 27, 2014 (UTC)  

1856

Mod Event: Muscat rebels with Omani help kicks out the colonial power (Spain or Portugal) and rejoins Oman!

  • Greece: The Greek Republic begins to industrialize and requires all men from ages 18-25 to participate in the military. (is a hot air balloon usable in the air force?) and tries to colonize 1 px of Greenland.
    • Greece has zero ability to colonize -Feud
    • To answer the balloon question, no it's not. The air force is a relatively new thing and balloons back in the day wouldn't do anything other than maybe give intelligence and even that would be expensive and prone to a lot of skeptics. -Feud
    • Oh :(
  • Mod response to last round request- Frederick VII of the Kingdom of Denmark agrees with the United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway Diplomacy.
  • California Republic: We continue to build up our military and navy. In our caves we mine coal and gold. We allow Native Americans and slaves to come into our nation and they become free when they come into our nation. Our port cities are continuing to built up. The economy expands. The capital of our nation becomes Sacramento. We send ships to take over the islands of San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, San Nicolas, Santa Catalina, and San Clemete. More ships sail down to take over the islands of Guadalupe Island, Alijos Rocks, and Revillagigedo Islands. The telegraph system is upgraded nationwide. Roads and railways are upgraded. Farming has increased. 
  • Federation of the Andes: The Federation of the Andes is centralized between Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador with the tripartite presidency taking place for another year while the terms of all three presidents run out. The politics of all three former countries are sufficiently similar to plan and hold elections in two years and it's planned. The Federation itself integrated the armed forces of all three nations and mixes the units and armies up to removed the separations and create a united military. The navy is also expanded and the industrial base of the country is expanded further to rival Brazil with the economic output growing by nearly 8.5% and growing. The immigration by Europeans is accepted widely as many have specialties with which to help the Federation. With a population of four million flat the Federation continues its good relations with Brazil and Argentina and fosters immigration from Europe. This leads to further expansion of the nations moderate industry which continues to grow now with a few munitions and arms factories opening in Colombia proper. The Federation reaches a population of 4.1 million and growing thanks to immigration to major cities such as caracas, Bogota, Panama City, and Quito. With the growth continuing the Federation also sees a sharp increase in the literacy of its many new immigrant citizens who have come from europe and this is used to educate the many illiterate citizens of the Federation. Debts are continually paid off as the expanded GDP of the country allows for the various debts of the country to be paid off at maximum in order to inprove the credit of the new nation. Relations with Peru worsen and the Federation amps up its amount of troops on the border.
  • Sarawak: Kuching port continues to improve, especially as it now functions as a base for the Sarawak navy. Meanwhile, with the total defeat of the erstwhile Sultanate of Brunei, the nation is annexed to Sarawak, with James Brooke gaining the title of Sultan of Brunei in addition to Rajah of Sarawak and Sabah. Bandar Seri Bagawan (renamed Rentap in an effort to bribe an important Dayak chieftain by the same name) as the largest and most important city, becomes the new capital of Sarawak. Brunei’s coffers are emptied to pay Sulu for its participation, but taxation is lowered to improve relations with the population Coffee and tea have become two of the largest crops in the nation over the span of two years; Brooke also introduces cocoa. A merchant ship is sent with 100 men to garrison Rangiroa in the Tuamoto Archipelago, in order to gain control of its valuable pearl farms. A further 200 are sent to Vanatu in order to protect the archipelago against American annexation, as has happened to so many other islands.
    • Sabah: The military expands to 15,000, while port infrastructure is improved. Plans are created for a railway to run the length of the nation and connect its various regions.
    • Boer Dip: We wish to improve trade with the Orient, and we offer some industrial goods and food crops in return for cashcrops like peppers, palm oil, indentured servants, and coffee. We also offer an embassy exchange. 
    • Sarawak Dip: Sarawak agrees to this trade deal.
  • Boer Republic: Steady streams of immigration continue, with a new influx of Walloons from Belgium who are unwilling to deal with the concept of French authority. Most along the coast and near the capital are now connected by roads, but infrastructure remains shoddy in the frontier country. We send explorer north, but most die from disease, but a few make it to Lake Milawi and set up a small mission. The gender imbalance shows signs of lessening, with the new ratio male-female beginning to come to four-to-one rather than six-to-one. Industrialisation continues and Pretoria, Bloomenfield and Durban begin to see signs of urbanization. Education is improved upon, as the republic begins to seek out teachers as a new program is launched to construct an elementary school in every village with more than 80 people. We continue expansion 50 px east and 15 px west.
    • I don't thing there are many Wallons going anymore, Belgium's occupation by France finished and Wallons are essentially French ... they wouldn't mind that much ... the Flemish ... yeah those are a whole different thing ... Sine dei gloriem "Ex Initio Terrae" (talk) 23:54, August 27, 2014 (UTC)
    • Aren't the Walloon's Protestant and the French Catholic? Kurt Cobain's Haircut (talk) 00:44, August 28, 2014 (UTC)
    • Abyssinian Dip: We wish to establish a trade agreement with The Boer Republic. We can offer cash crops such as coffee, maize, tobacco and much more.
    • Boer Dip: We accept.
  • Empire of Brazil: Pedro II of Brazil continues to work on strengthening the economy. There is much growth this year and the economy is estimated to be growing at a rate of roughly 10.5% and production increases dramatically. Several new factories are built along the coast and more roads extending into the amazon are built. Huge strides are made in the manufacturing and agricultural production sectors. The implementation or railways begins to be planned. Pedro III continues to grow up. The rail lines grow swiftly and there are 100 km of track laid. This in turn speeds the growth of industry. The influx of european immigrants is quickly accepted into the nation and begin to spread quickly across the country while it also swells the number and increases the skill of the labor force. A plan to build a series of roads and rail lines along the Amazon is considered.

However, the project is postponed for the time being. The Liberals and Conservatives continue to dispute, and Pedro must always watch them carefully. A defensive line is begun along the Paraguayan border, consisting of several fortified cities with redoubts every two miles, the line is continually thickened and fortified, as tension remains high.

  • Argentine Confederation: With support from Brazil, the Unitarians continue to make noticeable gains in Argentina. The Battle of Caseros ousts Rosa from power, leaving a power vacuum. In this power vacuum, Justo Jose de Urquiza rises to power in Argentina proper and begins preparing for a constitutional conference in Parana. Buenos Aires, against the Conference, declares itself separate from Argentina, dragging out the civil war, although fighting between the two sides is uncommon.  Parana is declared the new capital of the confederation as the nations (except Buenos Aires) draw closer together. Urquiza is slow to the process however, displeasing the unitarians. Urquiza begins industrialization programs in hopes of revitalizing the Argentine economy. Military development programs are launched as well in hopes of modernizing the armed forces. Los Programs Reubicación de 1854 begin, relocating POW's from the civil war into the Mapuche territory to expand the southern border. Taking a cue from the Brazilians, we build up a defense front against Paraguay ]
    • Boer Republic: We offer an embassy exchange and trade deal.
  • Empire of Japan: Tokugawa Iemochi continues to reform the Japanese military to meet with present day standards. Tokugawa Iemochi also begins to relax the sakoku policy.
  •  Abyssinia: As a North African Nation. We focus on our own national Issues. It's Theodore II's second year as Emperor, He promotes national trade, and as a result the economy improves. A devlopment program is started. The Program is mainly focused on building a modern  military, though there is a long way to go. Soldiers begin fortifying Sand Dunes due to the advantge it poses against Invaders.
  • British Empire: We visit the unclaimed Spratly Islands near Borneo and claimed them for the Empire. Our border of Natal moves next to that of Zululand. We offer an alliance to Italy, San Marino, Sarawak, Bavaria, The Hapsburg Empire, Oyo (A Yoruba state), Chan Santa Cruz Maya (above Belize), Greece and Norway/Sweden. We send them 100 rifles and two cannons each. Trade delegations go to Japan and China. Railways are upgraded around Bombay and roads are enhanced in Calcutta. A literacy campaign and comercial canal biulding project occers in all urban parts of the Empire. We agree to Prince Frederick engaging Princes Vicky in 1857. We condemn Spain for annexing Portugal, our oldest ally. We attack Goa, Dili, Dumu and the rest of Portuguese India. Our plan is to make it a British princely state (the ex-Portuguese governors are in the place of the Raja in the other princely states), not a Spanish colony. [I am not in the mood to do an algo, but I think I'm superpower enough to win, so it' best If Spain does not contest our annexation of those enclaves.]
    • I wanted to see if it was still in use and am happy to see it is. Good luck! I am still unwell and will by away for several more days.
    • YOU DO NOT JUST DISREGARD. Do an algo mod or not, this is not amateur hour, you also can not plausibly just annex some of the colonies since they are Spanish majority by quite a lot. Do the algo and just take whats plausible. -Feud 
      • ​So Goa is ethnically Spanish after one year, despite centuries of Portuguese rule and Indian before that.
        • Yes, the Crimean War did not happen in this time line.
    • Spain Dip: We are willing to give up Goa Dili and the rest of Portuguese India in exchange of no attacks on Spain, Our purpose is not to continue any war nor to mistreat the Portuguese leadership, Our sole intention was to unify the Peninsula once more in a sole crown (which we've done) without necessarily destroying the culture that's simply too proud to be smothered. We also ask the British for a possible embargo and sanctioning of the Ottoman Empire for invading (or trying to invade) Greece.
    • British Dip: We agree to Spain's turning over Portugal and Portuguese India. We put trade sanctions on the Ottoman Empire. We offer a trade deal to Mexico (our coal for your fruit).
    • It was disallowed, it appears Britain would have lost the war.
  • MIA: More flyers are printed out, and a headquarters is purchased in Sydney. Th other chapters begin looking into headquarters they could purchase. Banners are strung across the Sydney Headquarters. Plans for a march are raised, and subsequently scrapped. Beds are installed in the Sydney Headquarters, and 20 homeless people register in the group, so they have a place to sleep, a roof over their heads, and two meals a day. An official uniform is begun. One member of the association, who owns several ships that trade around Australia, begins to bankroll the Association. This money allows the Sydney chapter to fund the development of the Headquarters roof space into a platform to wave flags, and place banners. Five new members join, four other members leave.
  • USA: The telegraph system is upgraded nationwide. Roads and railways are upgraded. Mosquito nets are handed out in the yellow fever zone to catch the mosquito. We build up our navy and military. We continue to send ships from Palmyra Atoll to Fiji and Western Samoa. We send ships to Easter Island to colonize it. Colonization is put to a halt. With war declared on Texas, the Texan-American War begins, which is seen as the first step in a large process of Manifiset Destinity. This is supported in the South but opposed in the North.
    • US Territories: Law and order are enforced in Nebraska and Coronado Territories, but not well. Ranches, farms, roads and telegraphs are upgraded. Infrastructure build up is but to a halt as men and resources are used
    • Liberia: Ports, farms, roads and telegraphs are upgraded. Infrastrucutre build up is temporilly stalled as a result of the Texan-American War.
    • Palmyra Atoll: Build up of our military, navy and economy is temporarily stalled as a result of the war.
    • US Dip: With the Republic of Texas declining our generous offer of autonomy we declare war on Texas and invade with 20,000 troops. (Algo to be done later)
  • Federation of the Andes: The First elections within the young country begin with the Liberal party the lower house of congress just barely and a Reactionary-Conservative party in favor of State capitalism takes the upper house. The First president of the Federation is an extremely constitutionally oriented president named Felipe Moralez. In favor of expanding the nations growing industry, and continuing the advancement of the military, with a major preference to the navy. The industry now with full congressional support and investment begins an aggressive industrial policy that is geared towards employing the nation and advancing the navy particularly with a massive lumber industry, and the further expansion of arms factories to begin artillery manufacturing for ships and the expanding Federation military. The Federation itself integrated the armed forces of all three nations and mixes the units and armies up to removed the separations and create a united military as well using this to put down regionalism and foster a common nationality with Federation culture being applicable to state cultures as well. The navy is also expanded and the industrial base of the country is expanded further to rival Brazil with the economic output growing by nearly 9% and growing. The immigration by Europeans is accepted widely as many have specialties with which to help the Federation. With a population of four million flat the Federation continues its good relations with Brazil and Argentina and fosters immigration from Europe. This leads to further expansion of the nations moderate industry which continues to grow now with a few munitions and arms factories opening in Colombia proper. The Federation reaches a population of 4.1 million and growing thanks to immigration to major cities such as caracas, Bogota, Panama City, and Quito. With the growth continuing the Federation also sees a sharp increase in the literacy of its many new immigrant citizens who have come from europe and this is used to educate the many illiterate citizens of the Federation. Debts are continually paid off as the expanded GDP of the country allows for the various debts of the country to be paid off at maximum in order to inprove the credit of the new nation. Relations with Peru worsen and the Federation amps up its amount of troops on the border. The Federation continues to influence Nicaragua and Costa Rica in an attempt to create a few Central American markets for Colombia to access. The Federation, in an attempt to expand its navy, opens up a contest to the French, British, and Spanish to build two heavy capital ships with no less than 100 guns, three Secondary ships with no less than 85 guns, and ten heavy frigates with no less than 40 guns. The most efficient or impressive of the blueprints will gain the Federations purchase for the ships plus friendlier relations.
  • Brazilian Diplomats: We offer to second the Andean contest, and will purchase: two capital ships, four secondary ships and 18 heavy frigates of the winning designs. 
  • Spain: We continue solidifying our control of Portugal and their African and Atlantic possessions. However, due to the obvious animosity present by many Portuguese and fear of a possible attempt from the British to invade Spain we decide to establish a vassal state in Portugal under a local noble willingly under the protection of the Spanish and to allow the Portuguese culture to continue to be independent as it has previously been. While this, the military forces return home after short war due to the local government capitulating to the Spanish armies. While this, military, economy, infrastructure, and navy are built up. A railroad begins to be planned to cross the entire nation reach Lisboa and then head north to Porto and eventually to Leon, linking the capitals of the Spanish kingdoms.
    • Portugal: Military, navy, economy, and infrastructure are built up. The war damage begins to be repaired with the support of the Spanish. Sanctions the Ottomans for their invasion of Greece.
    • Spanish Guinea: The colony continues building infrastructure and christinizing the local peoples
    • Spanish Angola: The colony continues building infrastructure and christinizing the local peoples the rebuilding begins
    • Spanish Swahili: The protectorate continues building infrastructure and christinizing the local peoples, the working of a special constitution for the protectorate begins.
    • Spanish Mozambique: The colony continues building infrastructure and christinizing the local peoples rebuild continues.
  • The Ottoman Empire: Developments were brought to various parts of the Ottoman Empire. The period itself was known as the Period of Development for educational and economic reforms were brought by the Sultan Abdulmecid I who was keen on bringing the Empire back to its height although he knew very well it would not be an easy task. He was keen on having western education taught to the native Muslim population and as a result, had the Janissaries execute a large number of Imams who opposed Western education for fear that those Imams might cause the Empire to fall into chaos. The Sultan showed no interests in the wars that were taking place in Europe and was much more keen on re-establishing the Ottoman Empire as a strong state. In doing so, he came into conflict with the Russian Empire that had been steadily expanding into Eastern Europe although both the Russian Empire and the Ottoman were well aware of the fact that war would benefit neither side. Meanwhile, firearms and weaponary were produced in large numbers although the technological gap between the Ottoman and the rest of Europe remained and thus under immense pressure, the Sultan Abdulmecid I ordered the restoration of the Nizam i Cedid which was constantly under development and improvement in order to maximize the Ottoman power. The Ottoman artillery, however, was much more superior than that of many European nations and developments were brought to the navy with the Ottoman constructing a replica of the largest ship of line, Mahmudiye which was known as Usmaniyya. The Sultan well aware of the fact that any sign of weakness or pacifism shown by the Ottoman would result in a direction invasion from Europe under the impression that the Ottoman had fallen, declared war upon Greece to show to the world that the Ottoman were not as weak as previously had been expected. Almost immediatally the Jannisarries and Nizam e Cedid launched an attack upon Greece from the North leading 70,000 soldiers whilst the Ottoman navy consisting of the Ship of Line, Mahmudiye and seven warships supported by 23 frigates launched a series of attacks upon Greek harbours and coast and attempted to impose a blockade upon Greece. A small fleet was sent to protect ships carrying 30,000 soldiers from the Khedivate of Egypt to support the invasion but as soon as word reaches of the desire of Greece to surrender, the soldiers are sent back although a small force of roughly 40,000 men accompany the Ottoman Sultan to Athens to sign a Treaty with Greece. But at the end, with the Greek refusal to reply to the proposals by the Ottoman, the invasion took place and the proposal were enforced upon the Greeks in the Treaty of Athens
    • ​Vilayet of Walachia and Moldavia [Ottoman Europe]: Islam is spread amongst the people and the Janissaries are deployed to maintain order in Serbia, Wallachia, Montenegro and Moldavia if they ever revolted and it is made sure by the Sultan that the Janissaries swore allegiance to him, not the Empire as he attempted to secure his power. Many nationalist groups were regularly hunted down and propaganda was spread amongst the people that their future lies with the Ottoman Empire. The Sultan Abdulmecid I was also keen on gaining the support of the people of the Balkans and a large number of natives were recruited into the Janissaries. Many trade routes were built to be used for trade with the Austro-Hungary Empire and extensive work was done improve the living standards of the people as well as to increase the literacy rate. The Emperor knew very well that the Janissaries could easily defeat any rebellion but feared that excessive use of the Janissaries would undermine the position of the Sultan. Meanwhile, many minerals were extracted and crops grown to be later on exported to foreign states or other parts of the Empire. A large military was deployed to protect the frontiers of the nation and many firearms were developed. 
    • Vilayet of Tunis and Tripolitania: With a great majority of it being a desert, most development projects were done by or near the coast. A major port had been built at Tunis to be used by the Ottoman merchant ships trading in the Mediterranean and large amount of gypsum was extracted annually to to be used in the construction of gypsum blocks although Gypsum was primarily used for finishing walls and ceiling. The Sultan ordered the construction of schools to be built for the study of Mathematics, Navigation and Sciences as he feared that the Ottomans were being left behind whilst the rest of the world was moving ahead. Religious studies was at many times discouraged although the Sultan did not go as far as to ban the study of Islam for fear of a rebellion. Meanwhile, the use of the Turkish language and the spread of Turkish culture was supported by the Sultan and to supply the tribes living in the deserts, wheat and other commodities were supplied from Europe. A great part of the navy was deployed and the Ottoman Empire supported the Berber pirates to establish complete Ottoman control over the Mediterranean
    • Vilayet of Hejaz: The economy of the vilayet relied heavily on the annual Hajj and pilgrimage, where Muslims from all over the world travel to the cities of Mecca and Medina. The importance of the pilgrimage was such that a majority of townspeople, especially residents of Mecca and Medina, relied on windfall from the pilgrimages for daily sustenance. Many residents worked as guides for pilgrims, camel-brokers, built and provided pilgrim accommodations, sold or distributed Zamzam water. Primary exports from the Vilayet included coffee, dates, henna, gum, nacre, balsam and zamzam water. The port of Jeddah was utilised by foreign merchants for docking bring revenue, allowing development in the province. The Janissaries deployed at Al Hejaz was mostly of Turkish origin although a large number of Arabs were part of it and mostly supported the Sultan as opposed to establishing Janissary influence over an area. The Vilayet expands 10 px towards the east.
    • Khedivate of Egypt: Economic progress was brought to the Khedivate by the cultivation and export of cotton. Efforts were made by the Sultan to promote western euducation and the study of medicines to help modernize the state, thus the Khedivate made a lot of progress. Meanwhile, the canal between Alexandria and the Nile - having long fallen -was reconstructed to allow the safe passage of merchants ships from Europe into the Red Sea thus allowing the Ottoman Empire to acquire taxes from the states utilising the canal. The control of the canal also meant that the Ottoman were in the position to effectively block any nation's trade, forcing them to rely on the Cape of Good Hope route. As opposed to the other provinces of the Ottoman Empire, the Janissarries were not deployed in the Khedivate of Egypt. In Egypt, instead the Talibs [Arabic for students] which consisted largely of Egyptians and Nubians seeking economic and educational reform were stationed. Although, this move was disliked by the Janissaries would believed this would affect their influence, the Sultan explained the need to gain the support of Egypt. In reality, however, the Sultan himself wanted to break the influence of the Janissaries and instead establish his own control and he did so by effectively manipulating the Talibs. Meanwhile, crops were grown along the River Nile to feed the people and the port of Alexandria was developed to suit modern standards. Gold extracted from mines in Egypt was sent to other parts of the Ottoman Empire although the gold was mainly used to stregthen the Ottoman economy and currency. The Khedivate expands 25 px into OTL Ethiopia.
    • Emirate of Kuwait: The economy of Kuwait was already booming as many trade routes to Baghdad, Aleppo, Constantinople had been diverted to Kuwait which allowed access revenue and tax money to used to develop the state and build up a large military of 100,000 men. Many merchants from Basra arrived at Kuwait, allowing further revenue; drastically increasing the influence and importance of Kuwait for the Ottoman Empire which led it to be famously referred to as Marseiles of the Gulf. Kuwait also played a significant role in horse trade and annually exported 800 horses to India as well to other states. Kuwait's pearl industry boomed due to 750 - 800 vessels sent regularly to meet Europes elite's demand for pearl which brought so much revenue to Kuwait that the capital of Kuwait was considered by many of much more value than Constantinople itself. The Ottoman Sultan, keen on not allowing Kuwait to attempt to declare independence as it had found so much wealth, ordered 70% of Kuwait's annual earning to be utilised in modernizing the Ottoman Vilayets and the Ottoman Empire as well as to modernise the military and navy. The Emirate expands 10 px towards the west.
      • Ottoman - Spain Diplomacy: The Ottoman are slighly surprised at the sanctions placed upon by Spain and critisise the Spanish for hypocrisy for invading the Portuguese without a proper casus belli and trying to teach the Ottoman for being more peaceful. 
      • Ottoman - French Diplomacy: The Ottoman are shocked to have sanctions placed upon by France 'for aggression' when France itself had invaded Naples, Venice and attempted to take over Belgium roughly in a period of 4-5 years. The Ottoman Sultan angered by the sanctions by France announces a change in the foreign policy of the Ottoman, which meant a change in position of how the Ottoman viewed the French, it meant that the Ottoman would no longer remain neutral.
      • Ottoman - Belgian Diplomacy: In a letter to the Belgian King, the Ottoman Sultan states that
  • To the Belgian hypocrite, Leopold I
        • I question you, as to on what basis have you placed sanctions upon the Ottoman? In fact, I am intrigued to find out as to why Belgium placed sanctions upon Portugal as well. Were you not the same man who begged France to not take over Belgium? Were you not the same man who's tiny Kingdom was saved by the intervention by Prussia, Russia, Austria, Venice, Portugal, England.. You were against the aggression by France and therefore I came to the conclusion that you supported peace and pacifism. Then I ask you, why Belgium placed sanctions upon Portugal? Was Portugal not faced by aggression by Spain? Was Portugal not asking for assistance from the rest of Europe, to put a halt to the Spanish aggression? When you placed sanctions upon Portugal and supported the Spanish aggression, yet cried your eyes out when France attempted to take your Kingdom; it became apparent. You were not the King of Belgium, Leopold I.. You were the Belgian hypocrite, Leopold I. Therefore if Belgium is to place sanctions upon the Ottoman, so be it. But do not expect any leniency showed by the Ottoman. The Ottoman hereby place complete economic sanctions upon Belgium. You can no longer trade with the Ottoman nor can you meet with any Ottoman official. You can no longer use any Ottoman port and the Belgian merchant ships are prohibited from using the canal at Sinai. as a route to Asia. We shall see where your hypocrisy takes you to in the end.
        • ~ The Magnificent Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Sultan Abdulmecid I.
        • ​To Sultan Abdulmecid.
        • I do not know where the information that we placed sanctions on Portugal originated, but I can ensure you it is not true. I did NOT support Spain in that war. Do not try to make judgment based on rumours. As for our sanctions, we were in the same position as Greece. Belgium was challenged by a grand empire, just like Greece. Our sanctions upon your Empire are justified, and these sanctions against Portugal are non-existent. Be free to place sanctions upon our sovereign nation, we were not planning on trading or doing anything with you. 
        • ~ Leopold I, King of Belgium, Defender of Flanders and Wallonia, Leader of the Belgian People.
      • Ottoman - Russian Diplomacy: The Ottoman Sultan announces his decision to send his Grand Vizier to Moscow, to establish and forge closer ties with the Russian state. Talks will be held related to trade between Russia, the export of and import and arms between the two states and the Russian route to Asia through the Aegean Sea, the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea 
  • Mexico: The rest of the Federal Constitution is put in place in Mexico, all that is left is the creating the states within Mexico. With the annexation, we publicly criticize the Americans. We begin building up forts and further build up our 40,000 strong army stationed along the Rio Grande in fear of American aggression. The next wave of frigates in completed totaling 20 within our newly constructed navy, with us already working on the next wave. We put down more railroads effectively covering central Mexico with a railroad system, we begin moving northward with our railroad system, while working on building up roads in southern and western Mexico. Benito Juarez is elected the President of Mexico with outstanding support not only for him, but also for the Liberal party for is implementation of the new Federal Constitution. Mexcio decides to annex Guatemala in order to protect it and its Latin population from larger nations, but is promised to be its own federal state within the new Mexican Federal System, (algo is up).
  • Belgium: We completely embargo the Ottoman Empire, no Ottomans may set foot on Belgian territory. We request an alliance with the Austrians, to form a front against the Ottomans with other nations(France, Spain, Prussia). The VNF grows and becomes the most popular party in Flanders. We ask for an alliance with the Dutch.
    • I fail to see the possibility of coalitions forming after every war in Europe. A coalition consisting of Belgium, Austria, Italy, Prussia and a few other German states against France might have been plausible but for the coalition to disband suddenly, reform adding France into it and then turn towards Ottoman would be quite implausible especially after the leniency showed by the Ottoman in the Treaty of Athens. Moving on, I am afraid but I do not think France and Belgium would co-operate and join a coalition a single year after they near went to war and it is important to keep in mind that at the moment, the Ottoman pose a threat to neither France nor Belgium. One last thing, you do not form an alliance with every single nation, you develop relations with them RexImperio (talk) 13:30, August 28, 2014 (UTC)
    • May I ask you why ever since you lost Portugal you started hating me and Belgium? Your sudden hate is illogical Tech, Lord of Rotterdam, Defender of Holland (talk) 14:22, August 28, 2014 (UTC) 
    • Actually, since the Great Powers (including France, Britain and Russia) had just ratified the Greek borders in 1832 at the Treaty of Constantinople, they would be extremely displeased and possibly even legally obligated to punish the Ottoman Empire's contravention of these borders. It wasn't leniency, it was direct contravention of the established status quo in the Balkans which the Great Powers supported. So it's clear France has good reasons for its actions. Moreover, the King of Belgium was offered the Greek throne and presumably feels some fondness for Greece. The signing of an alliance after a war is also common; Belgium presumably has many reasons to keep on France's good side and co-operating in defence of Greece helps them do this while offering the possibility of territorial or diplomatic gains. So none of their actions are implausible as such. Sho ga nai 15:24, August 28, 2014 (UTC)
    • ^^^ Tech, Lord of Rotterdam, Defender of Holland (talk) 16:22, August 28, 2014 (UTC)
  • Duchy of Modena: Military and infrastructure are built up. A new school is open in Carpi. Basic school attendance is now compulsory, from 5 to 11 years of age.
  • The Most Serene Republic of San Marino: Following the uniting of other Italian states, San Marino requests to stay independent and requests a trade pact with the newly born nation in order to assure the supply of goods to San Marino. The Sanmarinese economy is developed with a focus on vines and orchards. The British alliance offer is accepted.
    • Spain Dip: Asks for an alliance with San Marino.
    • Naples Dip: Ask for an alliance and mutual reassurance of existence.
    • Sanmarinese Diplomacy: The two alliance are accepted and Naples is expected to aid in the supplying of San Marino with necessary goods (foodstuff).
  • France: With the Ottomans seeming desire of aggression we begin mobilizing troops into Naples region of Apulia to be prepared to enforce the Greek independence as promised previously by the empire. Military and navy are built up as well as economy and infrastructure. A railroad begins to be built from Marseille to Paris to move troops faster to Algeria.
    • Duchy of Rome: The government of the city continues improving and the pope is allowed once more to certain extent of power in the nation. However, the duke remains in power (noble from Italy). Military and navy are built up as well as infrastructure and economy. Sanctions and condemns the Ottomans for their Invasion of Greece.
    • Duchy of Naples: The government continues improving the situation as the Neapolitans calm down and the government is once more given to Italian leadership. Sanctions and condemns the Ottomans for their Invasion of Greece.
    • Colonial Empire: The infrastructure continues to build up. 
  • The Grand Duchy of Badden|: Among the numerous lakes which belonged to the duchy are the Mummelsee, Wildersee, Eichenersee, Schluchseeand and Lake Constance (Bodensee), and it 38% was forested. The Baden wine region is Germany's third largest in terms of vineyard surface. The gardens and the orchards supply an abundance of fruit, especially sweet cherrys, plums, apples and walnuts, and bee-keeping is practised throughout the country. A greater proportion of Baden than any other south German state is occupied by forests. In these the predominant trees are European Beech and Silver Fir, but many others, such as Sweet Chestnut, Scots Pine, Norway Spruce and the exotic Coast Douglas-fir, are well represented. A third, at least, of the annual timber production is exported. The chief products were machinery, woollen and cotton goods, silk ribbons, paper, tobacco, china, leather, glass, clocks, jewellery, and chemicals. Beet sugar was also manufactured on a large scale, as were wooden ornaments and toys, music boxes and organs. The mineral wealth of Baden was not great, but iron, coal, lead and zinc of excellent quality were produced, and silver, copper, gold, cobalt, vitriol and sulfur were obtained in small quantities. Peat was found in abundance, as well as gypsum, china clay, potter's earth and salt. The mineral springs of Baden are still very numerous and have acquired great celebrity, those of Baden-Baden, Badenweiler, Antogast, Griesbach, Friersbach and Peterthal being the most frequented. We offer them our lumber and felled trees for transport equipment.
  • United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway: Another series of economic reforms is passed between the two kingdoms of Sweden and Norway which help to abolish protective tariff walls to further free trade between the two crowns. A reform is passed that dismantles the entire guild system, paving the way for greater economic entrepreneurship. The economy remains almost entirely agrarian, but the economic trade between the two kingdoms and other nations helps keep the agrarian economy profitable. The annual meetings between the crowns of Norway and Sweden now allow the participation of university students from either country, all of whom greatly support the idea of Scandinavianism. With Denmark now in the yearly meetings for the ideas of Scandinavianism, King Oscar I drafts an agreement for the Scandinavian countries to sign, so as to strengthen their ties. 

1857

  • Austrian Empire: The alliance with Belgium is accepted, Prussia and Great Britain are again asked for alliances. Industrialization continues in the Crownlands. By 1857, what rebels and revolutionaries remain are contained within small isolated pockets, and their numbers continue to dwindle. Following the withdrawal of French forces from Belgium, concerns turn to the Ottoman invasion of Greece. Economic sanctions are immediately placed on the empire.
    • Oldenburg: We agree to one with Austria Empire. We also want one with Hannover.
  • California Republic: We continue to build up our military and navy. In our caves we mine coal and gold. We allow Native Americans and slaves to come into our nation and they become free when they come into our nation. Our port cities are continuing to built up. The economy expands. The capital of our nation Sacramento is being built up to look like the capital of the USA. We send ships to take over the islands of San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, San Nicolas, Santa Catalina, and San Clemente. More ships sail down to take over the islands of Guadalupe Island, Alijos Rocks, and Revillagigedo Islands. The telegraph system is upgraded nationwide. Roads and railways are upgraded. Farming has increased. Other cities are being built up, too, like San Francisco, San Diego, Phoenix, Tucson, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Carson City, Salt Lake City, and Denver. 
  • Greece: Declares war on Sicily with 157,000 troops amassed at the border.
    • Not a Mod, but you need a Casus Belli.
    • If I don't want to be attacked, But If I get some, then can I do it?
    • This is ludicrous. -Dax
  • MIA: All chapters now have headquarters. Many of the leaders of the movement begin turning it into a charitable organization, in addition to an independence movement, dedicated to giving homeless people a place to sleep, and the minimum food to function, allowing all their money from begging, small as this amount is, to go towards bettering themselves. In Sydney, 50 homeless people sleep in the headquarters every night. Three formerly homeless people have successfully gained gainful employment and residences, and joined the movement truly, not just for the free accommodation. Six people join, four people leave.
  • Abyssinia: With The Sand Dunes fortified, the nation is now easier to defend. The Government puts more into the National Trade Program, (NTP) and expands 25 px south and 25 px east. Projects on building roads begins, The development program (initiated last year) changes gear and starts to focus on Westernization. Meanwhile, the NTP encouraged farming, Farmers begin to start growing cash crops such as coffee and tobacco. The military begins training new soldiers how to defend the newly fortified Sand Dunes, The military also focuses on modernization. The state opens up a few expensive schools for the rich and elite.
  • Belgium: We request an alliance with Prussia.
  • Sarawak: Kuching port’s improvement is largely complete. A pair of forts are constructed at the harbour entrance to defend the harbour, which holds the navy, now consisting of twenty transports, a brig, and 150 proas. Brunei continues to integrate, with James Brooke moving into the Sultan’s palace in Bandar Seri Bagawan. Kiribati and the Tuamotos are combined into the Sarawak Pacific Islands, with a governor at Kiribati. Several hundred Dayaks and Malays are persuaded to emigrate there, instantaneously making them about a quarter of the population in the two territories. Sarawak expands 100 px into Central Borneo. Plans for a railway are considered, but the government is at present too poor to execute them. Palm oil cultivation and cocoa cultivation expand, as do coffee and tea cultivation. Those four crops make up about 50% of Sarawak’s exports, as little else produced in Sarawak is valued elsewhere. Sarawak begins supplying arms and training to Dayak and Malay tribes in Southern Borneo, encouraging them to rebel against the Dutch. Overtures are also made to the many elements within Rattanoksin Thailand who want to throw off Dutch influence, and they are encouraged to push the Thai government in this direction. However, this involvement is kept secret.
    • Sabah: The military expands to 20,000, while port infrastructure is improved. Conversion to Christianity continues.
  • British Empire: Border clashes with Burma. Exploration of Australia, Africa and Canada continue. Factory building grows greatly in England and Wales. Crown Prince Pedro can engage with Princess Alice she is older. The British Empire keeps a close eye on Afghanistan and Zululand. Several dozen cannons, six ships of the line and 5000 rifles are made. We side with the Ottomans against Russia as in OTL. In Egypt, the Suez Canal Company is formed. More funding for education is appropriated, in an effort to improve Ireland's poor literacy rate. Australia's first telegraph line, linking Melbourne and Williamstown, opens. The iron clipper RMS Tayleur runs aground off the east coast of Ireland on her maiden voyage out of Liverpool bound for Australia with the loss of at least 300 of around 650 on board. The first Indian cotton mill, "The Bombay Spinning Mill", was opened in Bombay by Cowasji Nanabhai Davar. We develop clean water sources in our major cities. The royal marriage between Princess vicky and Prince Fredrich occurs to the great rejoice of the British people (OTL event which whip and I agreed upon previously.)
  • Prussia: Prince Fredrich von Hohenzollern marries Princess Victoria of Great Britain daughter of Queen Victoria to the rejoice of the Berlin and the Prussian People. Due to Frederick William's continued mental deterence the Landtag agrees to force his abdication placing his brother Wilhelm on the throne as King Wilhelm I of Prussia due to the fact that his son Fredrich is now married. Fredrich becomes crown prince Fredrich of Prussia with Victoria becoming crown princess. The move is considered a political victory by the national liberals and conservatives alike as the new King is a lot more willing to pursue national interests. Otto von Bismark is recalled to the capital and is appointed Minister of foreign affairs by Wilhelm while a reshuffling of the Langtag occurs accommodating more conservatives into the landtag to help promote military reforms. German nationalism continues to grow specially under the new King and agitation for the unification under Prussia begins to grow, along with the demands for Denmark and France to withdraw from German majority areas. Bismark gives a passionate speech before the landtag about how Prussia must succeed in its destiny not through democracy and the masses but with Iron and Blood. Cultural and scientific development continues as the major cities of the Kingdom develop more and more. A strong romanticist culture continues to develop with a strong conservative undertone influenced by the strong Junker background of the Kingdom. Potsdam, Konisberg, Berlin, and the cities of the Rhineland become major centres of literature and science. Industrialization continues in the Rhineland and Silesia. Prussia agrees to Belgium's request but in the form of a defensive pact against French Aggression, and they offer Austria an alliance pact strictly in the protection of the German People. Military reforms continue specially under the new landtag. Moltke and Roon are accommodated into the Military high command were their input is finally taking seriously. Supplying and transportation reforms begin in coordination with the growing railway, while the chain of command begins to under reforms as well. Moltke pushes begins pushing for the creation of a general staff. More breech loaded rifles and steel breech loaded artillery are produced and distributed throughout the army. The last muzzleloaded rifles are phased out of the army. Tensions with Denmark begin to grow. 
  • Mexico: With the successful annexation of Guatemala, we begin integarting the 600,000 people into Mexico. Our navy is currently holding of 30 frigates. However, we decide to get the idea of applying iron plating to one of our frigates located in the Gulf of Mexico. We also witness the construction of two more factories this year totaling five. Meanwhile with a good bit of Mexico covered with modernized roads, we begin to build up our major port towns along our coasts. 
  • Oldenburg: The fishing port of Dangast and the coastal town of Varel are policed closely because of possible spies. Grand Duke Nicholas Frederick Peter II wishes to visit the Netherlands, Denmark, Hannover,  Bremen, Hambourg and Prussia. He offers to Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Hannover, England, Bremen, Hambourg and Prussia, an exchange of ambassadors, military loyalty, a free trade in furniture and navigation rights in both the Rivers Hunte and Haaren, too. (user and mod response requested.) The Rivers Hunte and Haaren are to be closed to nations who do not agree to the deal. International hostilities are put in 'political re-wind' for now as it pacifies its overseas line.
  • Empire of Japan: To quell growing resentment from the Tozama Daimyo, Tokugawa Iemochi raises their status to Fudai Daimyo. To help with the reforms, he appoints Ii Naosuke to the position of Tairō.
  • Boer Republic: Infrastructure continues to be developed. We continue expansion, 60 px east and 20 px west.
  • Morocco: The military reforms continue to be enacted, although supplies of modern weapons or uniforms are in short supply. As such, the reforms are largely limited to the royal guard, who are equipped with the best that Europe has to offer. Another regiment similarly trained and equipped is planned but put on hold until the supplies are ready. As such, they are only able to train. The Moroccan Navy also trains, and by now composes fifty xebecs or galleys in various conditions. Officers are sent to Tunist in the Ottoman Empire in order to train and learn new military tactics and organizational skills from the more advanced Ottomans. Influence along the oases and trade caravans to the south continues, and more pledge allegiance to the Sultan. Several hundred troops are stationed in the newly acquired cities of Timbuktu and Gao in order to maintain the Sultan's authority in the newly recaptured regions. Treaties with nearby tribesmen are also signed in order to help maintain influence there. With the war breaking out in Europe, more armed forces are mobilized, but action is not taken at this moment in time.
  • USA: The telegraph system is upgraded nationwide. Roads and railways are upgraded. Mosquito nets are handed out in the yellow fever zone to catch the mosquito. We build up our navy and military. We continue to send ships from Palmyra Atoll to Fiji and Western Samoa. We send ships to Easter Island to colonize it. Colonization is put to a halt. Texas becomes the Territory of Texas, instead of the Republic of Texas, thus ending 20/21 years of the Republic of Texas. While the war against Texas was successful, it was extremely controversial, and in an attempt to compromise between Democrats and Republicans, James Buchanan was nominated last year for the Democratic Party, and this year he is the President of the United States. Being a diplomat instead of a soldier, people expect him to be diplomatic instead of being a "warmonger". Like Johnson, however, Buchanan does the exact opposite of what he is expected to do, as he believes this policy will make the USA stronger. Thus the same policy as Texas is issued to California.
    • US Territories: Law and order are enforced in Nebraska and Coronado Territories, but not well. Ranches, farms, roads and telegraphs are upgraded. Infrastructure build up continues slowly as we are preparing for another war.
    • Liberia: Ports, farms, roads and telegraphs are upgraded. Infrastructure build up I continued slowly as we prepare for another war.
    • Palmyra Atoll: Build up of our military, navy and economy continues yet slowly as we prepare for another war.
    • Territory of Texas (for Eastest to write): We are recruiting Texans for the United States military. We are rebuilding cities and towns that were damaged and destroyed from the Texan-American War. Roads are being extended to other U.S. states and territories for easier access.
    • US Dip: With the Republic of Texas declining our generous offer of autonomy we declare war on Texas and invade with 20,000 troops. We win against Texas, and thus they become an autonomous territory under the United States of America. (Eastest post under my turn from now on) We give the same exact offer we gave to Texas to California, either become an autonomous vassal of ours or we declare war on you, California. We are sure you do not want to end up like Texas, so please, for the sake of both of our nations, agree to our demands.
    • California Dip: We would only become your vassal if you give us Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and help us fight Mexico in a war since we want their land. 
  • Spain: With the unexpected Ottoman invasion and after a couple of years of war we declare war on the Ottoman province of Tunisia seeing it as the most useful way of self-expansion at hand for the Spanish empire. Following this several troops from Barcelona and Valencia storm the coasts from Tunisia and the city itselft trying to get a foothold in the area who on succeeding, in less than a couple of months the Ottoman empire is beaten of Tunisia and Libya but due to obvious logistical ability the Spanish empire is forced to not pursue them any farther than Libya the motive of this war is the seeming expansion of Islam In the east and an open punishment for such actions.Military navy infrastructure and economy are built up
    • Portugal: The Portuguese nation continues rebuilding from the Spanish war and the local king continues rebuilding with obvious Spanish support. Military, navy, infrastructure, and economy are built up
    • Spanish Antillas: The country begins organizing the territories into further local political units.Military navy infrastructure and economy are built up
    • Spanish Angola: The infrastructure continues to be built up. The Christianization of local people continues and Spanish explorers begin entering the area sparsely.
    • Spanish Mozambique: The infrastructure continues to be built up. The Christianization of local people continues and Spanish explorers begin entering the area sparsely.
    • Spanish Swahili: The first Swahili constitution appears based loosely on the Spanish constitution and following the local beliefs. Christianization attempts begin. But its soon seen not effective.Military, Navy Economy and infrastructure are built up.
    • Rep. Dominican: The infrastructure begins to be built up and further unite with the other Caribbean cultures. Military, navy, economy, and infrastructure are built up. 
  • Sarawak Dip: We request to purchase three modern frigates.
  • The Ottoman Empire: Developments were brought to various parts of the Ottoman Empire. The period itself was known as the Period of Development for educational and economic reforms were brought by the Sultan Abdulmecid I who was keen on bringing the Empire back to its height although he knew very well it would not be an easy task. He was keen on having western education taught to the native Muslim population and as a result, had the Janissaries execute a large number of Imams who opposed Western education for fear that those Imams might cause the Empire to fall into chaos. The Sultan showed no interests in the wars that were taking place in Europe and was much more keen on re-establishing the Ottoman Empire as a strong state thus he was able to revert the Ottoman decline to stability although the sanctions during the war with Greece badly affected the Ottoman economy. In doing so, he came into conflict with the Russian Empire that had been steadily expanding into Eastern Europe although both the Russian Empire and the Ottoman were well aware of the fact that war would benefit neither side. Meanwhile, firearms and weaponary were produced in large numbers although the technological gap between the Ottoman and the rest of Europe remained and thus under immense pressure, the Sultan Abdulmecid I ordered the restoration of the Nizam i Cedid which was constantly under development and improvement in order to maximize the Ottoman power. The Ottoman artillery, however, was much more superior than that of many European nations and developments were brought to the navy with the Ottoman constructing a replica of the largest ship of line, Mahmudiye which was known as Usmaniyya. The Treaty of Athens was imposed upon the Greeks after they suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of the Turkish army. Meanwhile, the much more modern military corps the Nizam e Cedid slowly and gradually replaced the Janissaries. Industrialisation was brought to all of the Ottoman vassals and colonies thousands of Nubians were brought to Europe and Anatolia to serve as the labour force. In a direct response to the request by Belgium to form an axis against the Ottoman, a parade was held at Bucharest comprising of 1,300,000 people armed with rifles and carrying the Ottoman flag to show Ottoman strengthened and unity. Although the majority of those people in the participating in the parade were civilians, it was made to seem as if all of those were members of the military. This was done to show to those working against the Ottoman, that the Ottoman would not go down easily and the Ottoman were a force to be reckoned it. Meanwhile, although a status quo had been maintained in Greece due to the intervention of almost all of Europe, it had become apparent that the Ottoman would not go down easily. The Sultan announced his decision to amend the Ottoman foreign policy and to bring forth a series of economic reforms which would substantially decrease the harm brought to the Ottoman economy in the future. With the recent deceleration of war upon by Spain upon the Ottoman, the Ottoman fleet present at Tunis is ordered to defend Tunis and Tripolitania from any attack. Due to war against the Greeks only an year ago, the Ottoman soldiers being more prepared are sent from Egypt, Kuwait, Europe and Anatolia to defend Tunis.
    • '​Vilayet of Walachia and Moldavia [Ottoman Europe]: Islam is spread amongst the people and the Janissaries are deployed to maintain order in Serbia, Wallachia, Montenegro and Moldavia if they ever revolted and it is made sure by the Sultan that the Janissaries swore allegiance to him, not the Empire as he attempted to secure his power. Many nationalist groups were regularly hunted down and propaganda was spread amongst the people that their future lies with the Ottoman Empire and all the other nations were keen on exploiting their wealth. The Sultan Abdulmecid I was also keen on gaining the support of the people of the Balkans and a large number of natives were recruited into the Janissaries. Many trade routes were built to be used for trade with the Austro Hungary Empire and extensive work was done improve the living standards of the people as well as to increase the literacy rate. The Emperor knew very well that the Janissaries could easily defeat any rebellion but feared that excessive use of the Janissaries would undermine the position of the Sultan. Meanwhile, many minerals were extracted and crops grown to be later on exported to foreign states or other parts of the Empire. A large military was deployed to protect the frontiers of the nation and many firearms were developed. Sanctions upon Spain, declare war upon Spain
    • Vilayet of Tunis and Tripolitania: With a great majority of it being a desert, most development projects were done by or near the coast. A major port had been built at Tunis to be used by the Ottoman merchant ships trading in the Mediterranean and large amount of gypsum was extracted annually to to be used in the construction of gypsum blocks although Gypsum was primarily used for finishing walls and ceiling. The Sultan ordered the construction of schools to be built for the study of Mathematics, Navigation and Sciences as he feared that the Ottomans were being left behind whilst the rest of the world was moving ahead. Religious studies was at many times discouraged although the Sultan did not go as far as to ban the study of Islam for fear of a rebellion. Meanwhile, the use of the Turkish language and the spread of Turkish culture was supported by the Sultan and to supply the tribes living in the deserts, wheat and other commodities were supplied from Europe. A great part of the navy was deployed and the Ottoman Empire supported the Berber pirates to establish complete Ottoman control over the Mediterranean. Sanctions upon Spain, declare war upon Spain
    • Vilayet of Hejaz: The economy of the vilayet relied heavily on the annual Hajj and pilgrimage, where Muslims from all over the world travel to the cities of Mecca and Medina. The importance of the pilgrimage was such that a majority of townspeople, especially residents of Mecca and Medina, relied on windfall from the pilgrimages for daily sustenance. Many residents worked as guides for pilgrims, camel-brokers, built and provided pilgrim accommodations, sold or distributed Zamzam water. Primary exports from the Vilayet included coffee, dates, henna, gum, nacre, balsam and zamzam water. The port of Jeddah was utilised by foreign merchants for docking bring revenue, allowing development in the province. The Janissaries deployed at Al Hejaz was mostly of Turkish origin although a large number of Arabs were part of it and mostly supported the Sultan as opposed to establishing Janissary influence over an area. The Vilayet expands 10 px towards the east Declare war upon Spain
    • Khedivate of Egypt: Economic progress was brought to the Khedivate by the cultivation and export of cotton. Efforts were made by the Sultan to promote western euducation and the study of medicines to help modernize the state, thus the Khedivate made a lot of progress. Meanwhile, the canal between Alexandria and the Nile - having long fallen -was reconstructed to allow the safe passage of merchants ships from Europe into the Red Sea thus allowing the Ottoman Empire to acquire taxes from the states utilising the canal. The control of the canal also meant that the Ottoman were in the position to effectively block any nation's trade, forcing them to rely on the Cape of Good Hope route. As opposed to the other provinces of the Ottoman Empire, the Janissarries were not deployed in the Khedivate of Egypt. In Egypt, instead the Talibs [Arabic for students] which consisted largely of Egyptians and Nubians seeking economic and educational reform were stationed. Although, this move was disliked by the Janissaries would believed this would affect their influence, the Sultan explained the need to gain the support of Egypt. In reality, however, the Sultan himself wanted to break the influence of the Janissaries and instead establish his own control and he did so by effectively manipulating the Talibs. Meanwhile, crops were grown along the River Nile to feed the people and the port of Alexandria was developed to suit modern standards. Gold extracted from mines in Egypt was sent to other parts of the Ottoman Empire although the gold was mainly used to stregthen the Ottoman economy and currency. The Khedivate expands 25 px towards the Red Sea Sanctions and declare war upon Spain.
    • Emirate of Kuwait: The economy of Kuwait was already booming as many trade routes to Baghdad, Aleppo, Constantinople had been diverted to Kuwait which allowed access revenue and tax money to used to develop the state and build up a large military of 100,000 men. Many merchants from Basra arrived at Kuwait, allowing further revenue; drastically increasing the influence and importance of Kuwait for the Ottoman Empire which led it to be famously referred to as Marseiles of the Gulf. Kuwait also played a significant role in horse trade and annually exported 800 horses to India as well to other states. Kuwait's pearl industry boomed due to 750 - 800 vessels sent regularly to meet Europes elite's demand for pearl which brought so much revenue to Kuwait that the capital of Kuwait was considered by many of much more value than Constantinople itself. The Ottoman Sultan, keen on not allowing Kuwait to attempt to declare independence as it had found so much wealth, ordered 70% of Kuwait's annual earning to be utilised in modernizing the Ottoman Vilayets and the Ottoman Empire as well as to modernise the military and navy. The Emirate expands 10 px towards the west. Sanctions and declare war upon Spain
      • Ottoman - Morocco Diplomacy: In a secret telegram sent by the Ottoman to Morocco, the Ottoman Sultan wishes to extradite a guarantee by the Sultan of Morocco that Morocco would support the Ottoman if Spain ever entered into a conflict with the Ottoman and Morocco must always try to act as a deterrent to Spain from attacking the Ottoman. The Ottoman Sultan believes that Morocco was no need to forge an alliance with any European state for they should be well aware of the disregard the Europeans have showed to treaties or NAP. Morocco itself had been the target of European colonialism and greed for land thus it should above all nations have knowledge regarding the indifference showed by Europe to everyone else.
      • Ottoman - Russian Diplomacy: The Ottoman are keen on signing trade agreements with Russia and to allow access to Russian merchants seeking to trade with Asia through Ottoman lands or through the Aegean or Red Sea. Russia itself having been shown indifference by Europe numerous times in history would as a result be much more keen on being aligned with the Ottoman. The Ottoman Sultan wishes to sign a Non-Aggression Pact [NAP] with Russia and wishes to obtain rights to purchase Russian weapons for the Ottoman military
      • Ottoman - Austria Diplomacy: The Sultan, Abdulmecid I is keen on extending a hand of friendship to Austria. The Sultan believes that Austria should be well aware that the Ottoman no longer pose a threat to Europe, thus it would be immature and most likely ineffective to form large coalitions against the Ottoman. Austria out of all nations should be aware that at the moment, the Ottoman Empire is in decline, and although many reforms have been brought to put a halt to this decline; it continues to exist but may come to an end if the economic reforms continue but the sanctions recently placed upon the Ottoman have resulted in our economy suffering and we are able to fund much less on protecting our borders. Austria out of all nations should be well aware of the threat that Russia currently poses to Austria and the threat Russia would pose to Austria if the Ottoman Empire were to collapse. It is indeed in the interests if Austria to revoke the sanctions placed upon the Ottoman and to preserve the Empire, in order to maintain the status quo in Eastern Europe. It would never benefit Austria if it were to establish an axis with Spain, France and Belgium for Austria should be well aware that France seeks to re-establish French rule over Europe.
  • Duchy of Modena: Economy and infrastructure are built up.
  • The Most Serene Republic of San Marino: Following the uniting of other Italian states, San Marino requests to stay independent and requests a trade pact with the newly born nation in order to assure the supply of goods to San Marino. The Sanmarinese economy is developed with a focus on vines and orchards.
  • The Grand Duchy of Badden|: More shops open in Karlsruhe, Freiburg, Offenburg, Heidelberg, Mosbach, Waldshut, Konstanz, and Mannheim as taxes on shops lower by 1%. Every citizen of 25 years of age, who had not been convicted and was not a pauper, has a vote. Lake Constance is slightly militarized and experiment with a hot air balloon in Freiburg im Breisgau. 1000 troops join the 500 already enlisted in the military forces. We ask for alliances with Austria, Wuttemburg, France, Britain, Bavaria and Oldenburg. Railways become of suburban interest. We decide to get a bit greater-Richish and invade the Principality of Neuchâtel near switzerland and annex it after overworking battling. We offer them our lumber and felled trees for transport equipment.
    • Neuchâtel is narrowly defeated.
  • Federation of the Andes: The first elections within the young country begin with the Liberal party the lower house of congress just barely and a Reactionary-Conservative party in favor of State capitalism takes the upper house. The first president of the Federation is an extremely constitutionally oriented president named Felipe Moralez. In favor of expanding the nations growing industry, and continuing the advancement of the military, with a major preference to the navy. The industry now with full congressional support and investment begins an aggressive industrial policy that is geared towards employing the nation and advancing the navy particularly with a massive lumber industry, and the further expansion of arms factories to begin artillery manufacturing for ships and the expanding Federation military. The Federation itself integrated the armed forces of all three nations and mixes the units and armies up to removed the separations and create a united military as well using this to put down regionalism and foster a common nationality with Federation culture being applicable to state cultures as well. The navy is also expanded and the industrial base of the country is expanded further to rival Brazil with the economic output growing by nearly 9% and growing. The immigration by Europeans is accepted widely as many have specialties with which to help the Federation. With a population of four million flat the Federation continues its good relations with Brazil and Argentina and fosters immigration from Europe. This leads to further expansion of the nations moderate industry which continues to grow now with a few munitions and arms factories opening in Colombia proper. The Federation reaches a population of 4.1 million and growing thanks to immigration to major cities such as caracas, Bogota, Panama City, and Quito. With the growth continuing the Federation also sees a sharp increase in the literacy of its many new immigrant citizens who have come from europe and this is used to educate the many illiterate citizens of the Federation. Debts are continually paid off as the expanded GDP of the country allows for the various debts of the country to be paid off at maximum in order to inprove the credit of the new nation. Relations with Peru worsen and the Federation amps up its amount of troops on the border. The Federation continues to influence Nicaragua and Costa Rica in an attempt to create a few Central American markets for Colombia to access. The federation with no government response from the British, French, or Spanish contracts a French naval company for one of each of its heavier ships, and then the full order of heavy frigates requested.
  • Empire of Brazil: Pedro II of Brazil continues to work on strengthening the economy. There is much growth this year and the economy is estimated to be growing at a rate of roughly 10.5% and production increases dramatically. Several new factories are built along the coast and more roads extending into the amazon are built. Huge strides are made in the manufacturing and agricultural production sectors. The implementation or railways begins to be planned. Pedro III continues to grow up. The rail lines grow swiftly and there are 180 km of track laid. This in turn speeds the growth of industry. The influx of European immigrants is quickly accepted into the nation and begin to spread quickly across the country while it also swells the number and increases the skill of the labor force. A plan to build a series of roads and rail lines along the Amazon is considered. However, the project is postponed for the time being. The Liberals and Conservatives continue to dispute, and Pedro must always watch them carefully. A defensive line is begun along the Paraguayan border, consisting of several fortified cities with redoubts every two miles, the line is continually thickened and fortified, as tension remains high.

1858

Could the mods sort out diplomatic 'mod response' for Oldenburg and (I think the Ottomans, too) on http://althistory.wikia.com/wiki/The_1848_Game_(Map_Game)#1857 Would someone please clear out the confusion as to whether the Invasion of Tunis and Tripoli was won by the invader (Spain) or the defender (Ottoman).

Spain won.

Whoever this is, sign your posts and explain to me how exactly did Spain win

Spain won, this is the second check. You used provinces at vassals which is a no go, and the Spanish had a higher tech than the Ottomans, plus their navy was better overall. Ottoman navy was trash -Feud

  • The Ottoman Empire: Developments were brought to various parts of the Ottoman Empire. The period itself was known as the Period of Development for educational and economic reforms were brought by the Sultan Abdulmecid I who was keen on bringing the Empire back to its height although he knew very well it would not be an easy task. He was keen on having western education taught to the native Muslim population and as a result, had the Janissaries execute a large number of Imams who opposed Western education for fear that those Imams might cause the Empire to fall into chaos. The Sultan showed no interests in the wars that were taking place in Europe and was much more keen on re-establishing the Ottoman Empire as a strong state thus he was able to revert the Ottoman decline to stability although the sanctions during the war with Greece badly affected the Ottoman economy. In doing so, he came into conflict with the Russian Empire that had been steadily expanding into Eastern Europe although both the Russian Empire and the Ottoman were well aware of the fact that war would benefit neither side. Meanwhile, firearms and weaponary were produced in large numbers although the technological gap between the Ottoman and the rest of Europe remained and thus under immense pressure, the Sultan Abdulmecid I ordered the restoration of the Nizam i Cedid which was constantly under development and improvement in order to maximize the Ottoman power. The Ottoman artillery, however, was much more superior than that of many European nations and developments were brought to the navy with the Ottoman constructing a replica of the largest ship of line, Mahmudiye which was known as Usmaniyya. The Treaty of Athens was imposed upon the Greeks after they suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of the Turkish army. Meanwhile, the much more modern military corps the Nizam e Cedid slowly and gradually replaced the Janissaries. Industrialisation was brought to all of the Ottoman vassals and colonies thousands of Nubians were brought to Europe and Anatolia to serve as the labour force. In a direct response to the request by Belgium to form an axis against the Ottoman, a parade was held at Bucharest comprising of 1,300,000 people armed with rifles and carrying the Ottoman flag to show Ottoman strengthened and unity. Although the majority of those people in the participating in the parade were civilians, it was made to seem as if all of those were members of the military. This was done to show to those working against the Ottoman, that the Ottoman would not go down easily and the Ottoman were a force to be reckoned it. Meanwhile, although a status quo had been maintained in Greece due to the intervention of almost all of Europe, it had become apparent that the Ottoman would not go down easily. The Sultan announced his decision to amend the Ottoman foreign policy and to bring forth a series of economic reforms which would substantially decrease the harm brought to the Ottoman economy in the future. With the recent deceleration of war upon by Spain upon the Ottoman, the Ottoman fleet present at Tunis is ordered to defend Tunis and Tripolitania from any attack. Due to war against the Greeks only an year ago, the Ottoman soldiers being more prepared are sent from Egypt, Kuwait, Europe and Anatolia to defend Tunis. A long road is constructed from Tunis to Cairo and from Egyptian Sinai to Baghdad for quicker transport of materials
    • '​Vilayet of Walachia and Moldavia [Ottoman Europe]: Islam is spread amongst the people and the Janissaries are deployed to maintain order in Serbia, Wallachia, Montenegro and Moldavia if they ever revolted and it is made sure by the Sultan that the Janissaries swore allegiance to him, not the Empire as he attempted to secure his power. Many nationalist groups were regularly hunted down and propaganda was spread amongst the people that their future lies with the Ottoman Empire and all the other nations were keen on exploiting their wealth. The Sultan Abdulmecid I was also keen on gaining the support of the people of the Balkans and a large number of natives were recruited into the Janissaries. Many trade routes were built to be used for trade with the Austro Hungary Empire and extensive work was done improve the living standards of the people as well as to increase the literacy rate. The Emperor knew very well that the Janissaries could easily defeat any rebellion but feared that excessive use of the Janissaries would undermine the position of the Sultan. Meanwhile, many minerals were extracted and crops grown to be later on exported to foreign states or other parts of the Empire. A large military was deployed to protect the frontiers of the nation and many firearms were developed. Sanctions upon Spain, declare war upon Spain
    • Eyalet of Tunis and Tripolitania: With a great majority of it being a desert, most development projects were done by or near the coast. A major port had been built at Tunis to be used by the Ottoman merchant ships trading in the Mediterranean and large amount of gypsum was extracted annually to to be used in the construction of gypsum blocks although Gypsum was primarily used for finishing walls and ceiling. The Sultan ordered the construction of schools to be built for the study of Mathematics, Navigation and Sciences as he feared that the Ottomans were being left behind whilst the rest of the world was moving ahead. Religious studies was at many times discouraged although the Sultan did not go as far as to ban the study of Islam for fear of a rebellion. Meanwhile, the use of the Turkish language and the spread of Turkish culture was supported by the Sultan and to supply the tribes living in the deserts, wheat and other commodities were supplied from Europe. A great part of the navy was deployed and the Ottoman Empire supported the Berber pirates to establish complete Ottoman control over the Mediterranean. Sanctions upon Spain, declare war upon Spain
    • Vilayet of Hejaz: The economy of the vilayet relied heavily on the annual Hajj and pilgrimage, where Muslims from all over the world travel to the cities of Mecca and Medina. The importance of the pilgrimage was such that a majority of townspeople, especially residents of Mecca and Medina, relied on windfall from the pilgrimages for daily sustenance. Many residents worked as guides for pilgrims, camel-brokers, built and provided pilgrim accommodations, sold or distributed Zamzam water. Primary exports from the Vilayet included coffee, dates, henna, gum, nacre, balsam and zamzam water. The port of Jeddah was utilised by foreign merchants for docking bring revenue, allowing development in the province. The Janissaries deployed at Al Hejaz was mostly of Turkish origin although a large number of Arabs were part of it and mostly supported the Sultan as opposed to establishing Janissary influence over an area. The Vilayet expands 10 px towards the east Declare war upon Spain
    • Khedivate of Egypt: Economic progress was brought to the Khedivate by the cultivation and export of cotton. Efforts were made by the Sultan to promote western euducation and the study of medicines to help modernize the state, thus the Khedivate made a lot of progress. Meanwhile, the canal between Alexandria and the Nile - having long fallen -was reconstructed to allow the safe passage of merchants ships from Europe into the Red Sea thus allowing the Ottoman Empire to acquire taxes from the states utilising the canal. The control of the canal also meant that the Ottoman were in the position to effectively block any nation's trade, forcing them to rely on the Cape of Good Hope route. As opposed to the other provinces of the Ottoman Empire, the Janissarries were not deployed in the Khedivate of Egypt. In Egypt, instead the Talibs [Arabic for students] which consisted largely of Egyptians and Nubians seeking economic and educational reform were stationed. Although, this move was disliked by the Janissaries would believed this would affect their influence, the Sultan explained the need to gain the support of Egypt. In reality, however, the Sultan himself wanted to break the influence of the Janissaries and instead establish his own control and he did so by effectively manipulating the Talibs. Meanwhile, crops were grown along the River Nile to feed the people and the port of Alexandria was developed to suit modern standards. Gold extracted from mines in Egypt was sent to other parts of the Ottoman Empire although the gold was mainly used to stregthen the Ottoman economy and currency. The Khedivate expands 25 px towards the Red Sea Sanctions and declare war upon Spain
    • Emirate of Kuwait: The economy of Kuwait was already booming as many trade routes to Baghdad, Aleppo, Constantinople had been diverted to Kuwait which allowed access revenue and tax money to used to develop the state and build up a large military of 100,000 men. Many merchants from Basra arrived at Kuwait, allowing further revenue; drastically increasing the influence and importance of Kuwait for the Ottoman Empire which led it to be famously referred to as Marseiles of the Gulf. Kuwait also played a significant role in horse trade and annually exported 800 horses to India as well to other states. Kuwait's pearl industry boomed due to 750 - 800 vessels sent regularly to meet Europes elite's demand for pearl which brought so much revenue to Kuwait that the capital of Kuwait was considered by many of much more value than Constantinople itself. The Ottoman Sultan, keen on not allowing Kuwait to attempt to declare independence as it had found so much wealth, ordered 70% of Kuwait's annual earning to be utilised in modernizing the Ottoman Vilayets and the Ottoman Empire as well as to modernise the military and navy. The Emirate expands 10 px towards the west. Sanctions and declare war upon Spain
      • Ottoman - Morocco Diplomacy: In a secret telegram sent by the Ottoman to Morocco, the Ottoman Sultan wishes to extradite a guarantee by the Sultan of Morocco that Morocco would support the Ottoman if Spain ever entered into a conflict with the Ottoman and Morocco must always try to act as a deterrent to Spain from attacking the Ottoman. The Ottoman Sultan believes that Morocco was no need to forge an alliance with any European state for they should be well aware of the disregard the Europeans have showed to treaties or NAP. Morocco itself had been the target of European colonialism and greed for land thus it should above all nations have knowledge regarding the indifference showed by Europe to everyone else.
      • Ottoman - Russian Diplomacy: The Ottoman are keen on signing trade agreements with Russia and to allow access to Russian merchants seeking to trade with Asia through Ottoman lands or through the Aegean or Red Sea. Russia itself having been shown indifference by Europe numerous times in history would as a result be much more keen on being aligned with the Ottoman. The Ottoman Sultan wishes to sign a Non-Aggression Pact [NAP] with Russia and wishes to obtain rights to purchase Russian weapons for the Ottoman military
      • Ottoman - Austria Diplomacy: The Sultan, Abdulmecid I is keen on extending a hand of friendship to Austria. The Sultan believes that Austria should be well aware that the Ottoman no longer pose a threat to Europe, thus it would be immature and most likely ineffective to form large coalitions against the Ottoman. Austria out of all nations should be aware that at the moment, the Ottoman Empire is in decline, and although many reforms have been brought to put a halt to this decline; it continues to exist but may come to an end if the economic reforms continue but the sanctions recently placed upon the Ottoman have resulted in our economy suffering and we are able to fund much less on protecting our borders. Austria out of all nations should be well aware of the threat that Russia currently poses to Austria and the threat Russia would pose to Austria if the Ottoman Empire were to collapse. It is indeed in the interests if Austria to revoke the sanctions placed upon the Ottoman and to preserve the Empire, in order to maintain the status quo in Eastern Europe. It would never benefit Austria if it were to establish an axis with Spain, France and Belgium for Austria should be well aware that France seeks to reestablish French rule over Europe
  • California Republic: We continue to build up our military and navy. In our caves we mine coal and gold. We allow Native Americans and slaves to come into our nation and they become free when they come into our nation. Our port cities are continuing to built up. The economy expands. The capital of our nation Sacramento is continuing to be built up to look like the capital of the USA. We send ships to take over the islands of San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, San Nicolas, Santa Catalina, and San Clemente. More ships sail down to take over the islands of Guadalupe Island, Alijos Rocks, and Revillagigedo Islands. The telegraph system is upgraded nationwide. Roads and railways are upgraded. Farming has increased. Other cities are continuing to be built up, too, like San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, Oakland, San Diego, Phoenix, Tucson, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, and Carson City We farm the lands so that we can make food for our growing population.
    • American Dip: We are reluctant to give you all the land you have requested (such as Idaho, Oregon and Washington) We would also to prefer not to go to war with Mexico during thsis time. We are open to negotiations, however, as your state is willing to negotiate. If negotiations go sour, however, we will amass 20,000 troops on the border just in case war breaks out. We want to be clear on something though: By agreeing you hereby agree to be an autonomous territory of the United States of America, and thus if we give you that land we will reorganize our territory to your autonomous territory.
    • California Dip: I want to be recognized as a vassal and not a territory. I will be a safe haven, but be treated as a vassal.
    • American Dip: You will be an autonomous territory and thus shall be treated as such. As an autonomous territory. However, you will be more vassal-like than most territories, as you will have more autonomy as a territory, hence the term autonomous territory. You shall be the Californian Autonomous Territory. If you agree, the territories of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington shall be reorganized into the the Californian Autonomous Territory. Also, you do not own the cities of Salt Lake City and Denver, as they are in the Utah and Colorado territories respectively. As you are an autonomous territory, we have the right to use your land for military access and to use your ports. Phoenix, Tucson, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, and Carson City may all be Mexican cities, leaving you with San Francisco and San Diego.
    • California Dip: I agree, but want to be treated as a safe haven but with vassal status.
    • American Dip: You shall be a safe haven for natives and slaves, and you will be more vassal like than other territories (except for Texas, who has similar status as you.)
  • Sarawak: The military expands to 50,000 regular troops. The manufacture of modern rifles by local artisans continue to supply these troops. Brunei continues to integrate, with James Brooke moving into the Sultan’s palace in Bandar Seri Bagawan. The Sarawak Pacific Islands continue to see many Dayaks and Malays immigrating, swamping the native populations. Sarawak expands 100 px into Central Borneo. Rebels in Dutch Borneo and Champa rebels in Annam continue to gain in power with Sarawak’s support. James Brooke begins to consider reviving the Bruneian Empire. To facilitate this, his son Gawai Brooke, is betrothed to the Sultan’s daughter.
    • Sabah: Goodwill toward the government grows after lowered taxation. Conversion to Christianity continues, and Buddhism also grows as immigration from China increases. Ties with Sulu begin to improve again.
  • Abyssinia: We expand 70 px south and 25 px east. The price for education is lowered to the point where the Upper-Middle Class can afford to send their children to school. The NTP sees more investment, Meanwhile, the military continues to modernize. The Westernization Program continues to go well. We are open to trading with any nation.
    • ​Oldenburg Dip: We agree.
    • Abyssinian Dip: Very well, A trade route has been set up to your nation. We have many cash crops to offer.
    • Oldenburg Dip: Can we sell you peat and furniture and you thus sell us food and cash crops?
    • Abyssinian Dip: Sure.
  • Oldenburg: We build up our military and navy. Tossens, Butjadigen, Stadland and Nordhime, Oldenburg, Elsfieth and Blexen are slightly fortified. We agree to the Abyssinian trade deal. 1000 join the 600 strong army and a sloop of war is built. We open a factory making spiked helmets and warhammers in Oldenburg city. A stone quarry opens in the south. Improvised Cheval de frise go around Blexen.
    • Oldenburg Dip: We do accept the alliance with Badden and refrain general relations from Catholic lands outside of the German lands. Agriculture and furniture preduction rises. A trade deal and alliance is offered to the Dutch, Danish, Bremen, Wuttembourg and Belgium. It is with this we carve out a future 'trading policy devices'.
  • Greece: We have reached the 2,000,000 mark in population, and we are beginning to slowly industrialize, and we begin construction of the first Greek submarine. Army and navy reach 420,000 due to conscription.
    • Oldenburg Dip: We still recognise the de jure independence of California. An alliance is offered to Greece.
    • Greek Dip: Yes.
    • I believe Greece would suffer economically due to such a large military because the Greek government would be forced to divert funds from education, renovation, industrialization, etc, towards the military in order for the maintenance of the military. RexImperio (talk) 14:45, August 30, 2014 (UTC) 
    • It's doubtful Greece could have an army of 420,000 with a total population of 2,000,000 without significant ecnomic damage. I agree. Shikata ga nai! 15:49, August 30, 2014 (UTC)
    • Yeah, way too big. No way in hell for a submarine either. -Feud
    • North Korea manages it, so Why can't I (entirely possible) North Korea has nine mil population in military (almost half) While I have one-fifth of mine in the military And also, I plan on beginning to industrialize, like the rest of Europa next turn 
    • North Korea suffers huge famines due largely to its militaristic focus ; not enough of its population is farming to feed the rest. Secondly, North Korea is a totalitarian state and can afford to make all of its population serve in the military and work in services or industry for the state, without payment. You can't, at least without having a massive rebellion and/or emptying 95% of your budget into paying and arming 420,000 soldiers. Shikata ga nai! 16:53, August 30, 2014 (UTC) 
    • *Better idea* How about I use 144,000 in active use and put the rest for in case the nation is threatened by too many people (AKA reserve and it numbers 200,000) And even more, Greece minus the Aegean had 2,500,000 in 1840
    • You know what, this is more realistic: 750,000 people in greece, 70,000 solders in Greece
  • Morocco: The military reforms continue to be enacted, although supplies of modern weapons or uniforms are in short supply. As such, the reforms are largely limited to the royal guard, who are equipped with the best that Europe has to offer. Another regiment similarly trained and equipped is planned but put on hold until the supplies are ready. As such, they are only able to train. The Moroccan Navy also trains, and by now composes fifty xebecs or galleys in various conditions. Officers are sent to Tunisia in the Ottoman Empire in order to train and learn new military tactics and organizational skills from the more advanced Ottomans. Influence along the oases and trade caravans to the south continues, and more pledge allegiance to the Sultan. Several hundred troops are stationed in the newly acquired cities of Timbuktu and Gao in order to maintain the Sultan's authority in the newly recaptured regions. Treaties with nearby tribesmen are also signed in order to help maintain influence there. With the war breaking out in Europe, more armed forces are mobilized, but action is not taken at this moment in time.
  • France: Military and navy are built up as well as economy and infrastructure. The railroad from Marseille to Paris continues being built.
    • Duchy of Rome: The government of the city continues improving and the Pope once more is allowed a certain extent of power in the nation. However, the duke remains in power (noble from Italy). Military and navy are built up as well as infrastructure and economy.
    • Duchy of Naples: The government continues improving the situation as the Neapolitans calm down and the government is once more given to Italian leadership.
    • Colonial Empire: The infrastructure continues being built up. 
  • Liechtenstein: Farming is our most important industry at this time. We ask if any country would be willing to offer us military protection as we are worried that Austria is on the decline and we might be conquered by non-Austrians (France/Prussia/Baden) soon. We also ask for trade dealings with Switzerland, Moderna, San Marino, Austria, Spain, Oldenburg, Denmark and Italy.
  • Prussia: Prince Fredrich von Hohenzollern marries Princess Victoria of Great Britain daughter of Queen Victoria to the rejoice of the Berlin and the Prussian People. Due to Frederick William's continued mental deterence the Landtag agrees to force his abdication placing his brother Wilhelm on the throne as King Wilhelm I of Prussia due to the fact that his son Fredrich is now married. Fredrich becomes Crown Prince Fredrich of Prussia with Victoria becoming crown princess. The move is considered a political victory by the national liberals and conservatives alike as the new King is a lot more willing to pursue national interests. Otto von Bismark is recalled to the capital and is appointed Minister of foreign affairs by Wilhelm while a reshuffling of the Langtag occurs accommodating more conservatives into the landtag to help promote military reforms. German nationalism continues to grow specially under the new King and agitation for the unification under Prussia begins to grow, along with the demands for Denmark and France to withdraw from German majority areas. Bismark gives a passionate speech before the landtag about how Prussia must succeed in its destiny not through democracy and the masses but with Iron and Blood. Cultural and scientific development continues as the major cities of the Kingdom develop more and more. A strong romanticist culture continues to develop with a strong conservative undertone influenced by the strong Junker background of the Kingdom. Potsdam, Konisberg, Berlin, and the cities of the Rhineland become major centres of literature and science. Industrialization continues in the Rhineland and Silesia. Prussia agrees to Belgium's request but in the form of a defensive pact against French Aggression, and they offer Austria an alliance pact strictly in the protection of the German People. Military reforms continue specially under the new landtag. Moltke and Roon are accommodated into the Military high command were their input is finally taking seriously. Supplying and transportation reforms begin in coordination with the growing railway, while the chain of command begins to under reforms as well. Moltke pushes begins pushing for the creation of a general staff. More breech loaded rifles and steel breech loaded artillery are produced and distributed throughout the army. The last muzzleloaded rifles are phased out of the army. Tensions with Denmark begin to grow. 
  • Federation of the Andes: The Federation's politics continue in a stable and efficient path while the economy continues is large expansionary growth expanding its market base into Central America taking the dominant business interests in Costa Rica and Nicaragua which also finally bring them into the Federations Sphere of influence and essentially near complete control over the politics of both countries. The Federation's military builds up its armed forces along the Peruvian border including artillery and a large cavalry force and keeps the troops well hidden to prevent the Peruvians from discovering or discerning how many troops are going around the border. However, with nearly 25,000 troops on the border and another 50,000 mobilizing throughout the country the Federation is looking to seal its place on the continent by taking out Peru within the next decade. The Federation awaits the delivery of more of its ships from the company in France. The Moderate industrialization continues with many new factories opening up and more railways being opened for the first time in years. These new railways specifically connect the Federation's three distinct capitals of Quito, Bogota, and Caracas. However, with the inability to decide completely on the Andes permanent capital (as it changes with the upper house re-arrangement,) the Budget is expanded to include surveying for a new city to be built as the designated capital. This will be considered in the next 10-15 years. 
  • The Most Serene Republic of San Marino: The Sanmarinese economy is developed with a focus on vines and orchards as well as other forms of intensive agriculture.
  • Spain: With the army in Tunisia having an astounding success follows the defeat of the battle of Tunis and siege for Tripoli in early November, by the end of the previous year the Ottomans had been defeated. The occupation of Libya, however, only complicates the already precarious situation of the Spanish empire realizing this the state of Libya is established as a vassal for the time being. Tunisia becomes the Emirate of Tunisia under a Spanish backed noble for the time being. The military navy and build up as well as infrastructure and economy.
    • Portugal: The military, navy, infrastructure and economy the railway section from lisboa continues to be built up and the reconstruction continues.
    • (If I won)
    • Tunisia: The military navy and infrastructure and economy, the occupation continues and the creation of the local government based on the Spanish leadership and the previous Ottoman bet.
    • Libya: The creation of small military centres in the area of Tunisia begins although there remains a certain amount of resistance in the region of Libya.
    • Swahili: The military, navy, infrastructure and economy. The local constitution continues with local thriving and success.
    • Spanish Angola: The infrastructure continues building up. More Spanish explorers and settlers arrive.
    • Spanish Mozambique: The infrastructure continues building up. More Spanish explorers and settlers arrive.
    • Spanish Guinea: The infrastructure continues building up. More Spanish explorers and settlers arrive.
  • Boer Republic: Infrastructural, agricultural and industrial development continues, though the Republic is probably about as industrial as it will be for a while at the moment. The Afrikaaner identity continues to be shaped by continued influxes of French, Dutch and Germans, and as of recently more non-Anglican British, primarily Puritans and Scottish Calvinists. Though the gender equality gap has lessened, it is now understood that for as long as immigrants are a large contributor to the country's population that the male population will be disproportionately large by some extent. Expansion continues, 70 px east and 25 px west.
    • Boer D: We offer the British a deal to buy the land between the Vaal and Orange Rivers, as well as their East South African lands. The British can maintain a port in East South Africa 
      South africa 1860 post deal

      The Boer proposal

      for the next 15 years, and a military base between the rivers for the next ten (if the British desire, though it would be rather pointless), as well as a ten-year NAP. 
  • in Europe, more armed forces are mobilized, but action is not taken at this moment in time.
  • 'USA: The telegraph system is upgraded nationwide. Roads and railways are upgraded. Mosquito nets are handed out in the yellow fever zone to catch the mosquito. We build up our navy and military. We continue to send ships from Palmyra Atoll to Fiji and Western Samoa. We send ships to Easter Island to colonize it. Colonization is put to a halt. Texas becomes the Territory of Texas, instead of the Republic of Texas, thus ending 20/21 years of the Republic of Texas. While the war against Texas was successful, it was extremely controversial, and in an attempt to compromise between Democrats and Republicans, James Buchanan was nominated last year for the Democratic Party, and this year he is the President of the United States. Being a diplomat instead of a soldier, people expect him to be diplomatic instead of being a "warmonger". Like Johnson, however, Buchanan does the exact opposite of what he is expected to do, as he believes this policy will make the USA stronger. Thus the same policy as Texas is issued to California. With California is now a territory of the USA without the use of war needed, only the power of diplomacy, President Buchanan now 'rises in popularity. As California is a safe haven for natives and slaves, this solves the issue of slavery (temporarily.) The Democrats are relieved for choosing Buchanan over Pierce. Industry is built up once again throughout our territories and colonies. With the Republic of California becoming the Territory of California, we have achieved Manifest Destiny, and all the Southerns rejoice! A military parade is staged in Washington DC, with the national anthem playing.
    • US Territories: Law and order are enforced in Nebraska and Coronado Territories, but not well. Ranches, farms, roads and telegraphs are upgraded. Infrastructure build up continues fully, as no more war is expected to happen
    • Liberia: Ports, farms, roads and telegraphs are upgraded. Infrastructure build up is continued fully, as no more war is expected to happen
    • Palmyra Atoll: Build up of our military, navy and economy continues fully as no more war is expected to happen.
    • Territory of Texas (for Eastest to write): We are recruiting Texans for the United States military. We are rebuilding cities and towns that were damaged and destroyed from the Texan-American War. Roads are being extended to other U.S. states and territories for easier access.
    • Territory of California (for Scarlet Outlaw to write):
    • American-Mexican Dip: We wish to open up relations with Mexico once again, after years of closing our borders with one another.
    • Mexican Dip: We agree to the opening of our borders with the US.
    • American Dip: With our relations opened up once again, we would like to purchase Nuevo Mexico from Mexico. The price is negotiable. Also, we own San Diego, as Alta California declared and won independence with all the Alta Californian territory, and Mexico agreed that all of Alta California would be indepdent. As the city of San Diego includes Alta California, it is part of the American Autonomous Territory of California.
    • Mexican Dip: We are willing to sell Nuevo Mexico for $10,000,000 (US Dollars)
    • American Dip: We agree to the Mexican offer. We hope that this money will be used to build up Mexican infrastructure. In order for us to help with the further building of infrastructure, however, you must agree that the United States shall be your primary trading partner in place of the Federation of Columbia. If you agree, we
      Nuevo Mexico sale proposal

      Area of Sale in dark Purple (white outline)

      will construct a railroad from Austin Texas to Mexico City, solidifying our relationship and giving both of us much money from trade.
    • Mexican Dip: We accept your offer.
    • American Dip: We thank you for accepting our offer. Welcome to our sphere of influence! We hope to have a great friendship from now on.
  • Mexico: With the annexation of Guatemala complete, Benito Juarez begins using his power to help encourage the building of more farmers within Guatemala and the 'modernization' of the nation. Our 120,000 strong army is still kept in top shape with regular drills and regular skirmishes and pracices against other Corps of the military. The cities of San Diego and Tiajuana become major ports for their strategic position in the Pacific, helping us reach markets in Asia.
  • Empire of Brazil: Pedro II of Brazil continues to work on strengthening the economy. There is much growth this year and the economy is estimated to be growing at a rate of roughly 10.5% and production increases dramatically. Several new factories are built along the coast and more roads extending into the amazon are built. Huge strides are made in the manufacturing and agricultural production sectors. The implementation or railways begins to be planned. Pedro III continues to grow up. The rail lines grow swiftly and there are 290 km of track laid. This in turn speeds the growth of industry. The influx of European immigrants is quickly accepted into the nation and begin to spread quickly across the country while it also swells the number and increases the skill of the labor force. A plan to build a series of roads and rail lines along the Amazon is considered. However, the project is postponed for the time being. The Liberals and Conservatives continue to dispute, and Pedro must always watch them carefully. A defensive line is begun along the Paraguayan border, consisting of several fortified cities with redoubts every two miles, the line is continually thickened and fortified, as tension remains high.

1859

  • British partly agree to the Boer plans, but don't agree to the annexation of the coastal part of Natal.
    • Boer Response: We offer a compramise that the British get to keep coastal Natal but must then give it to the Boer Republic in 15 years and the NAP is extended to that time.
    • British re: Agreed.
  • The Zulus attack Natal and then the Boers
  • Chan Santa Cruz Maya requests a protectorate from Spain, France, USA or the British. The British agree, but Spain, France and USA can chose for them selves.
  • China, Bolivia, Paraguay, Oyo Zululand, Annam and Italy all amp up armies, war tatical trainings and farms.
  • After the acquisition of many lands in a rather breif period the Spanish Empire finds itself in a shortage of competant administrators.
  • Many Mayan farmers are obviously displeased by the new Mexican authorities and some small riots occur.
  • The uninhabited part of the Comoro Islands Is claimed by the British. Vanuatu are clamed by the British and near by Makira Island is claimed by the Dutch. Tikopia Island gets a Hannover Province trading post.
  • Pike's Peak Gold Rush begins in the Colorado Territory.

Feud, could you check my version of the Tunis algo once again? You told me to remove my provinces and I did so. You also told me that Spain had better tech so I added that for Spain as well but I still cannot see Spain winning because their score is much lower than mine. Basically, I dispute the fact that Spain won and I would like you to look over again RexImperio (talk) 02:11, August 31, 2014 (UTC)

  • Oldenburg: We open a factory that is making spiked helmets and warhammers in Oldenburg city. A statue of a donkey with the Prussian Kaiser on it is publicly revealed in the town's art gallery. Several new peat diggers operate in the north and a stone quarry opens in the south. They throw ice cubes at the Prussian Kaiser's statue and ass he is sitting on. Tossens, Butjadingen, Stadland, Nordheim, Oldenburg, Elsfleth and Blexen are heavily fortified with bricks, improvised Cheval de frise and planks. Infrastructure continues to be developed. We make three cannons and two steel breech loaded artillery pieces, then we teach abut Enfilade and defilade to the militia, who gain 50 more men as troopers. made. They are concepts in military tactics used to describe a military formation's exposure to enemy fire. 20 breech loaded rifles are also made.
The Grand Duke gives an impassioned speech to his parliament explaining why Oldenburg should squander its heritage and give up on 800 years of independence/vasseldom to please Prussian nationalism.
  • Oldenburg Dip: We offer a trade deal to Liechtenstein, Greece, San Mareno, Moderna and the Netherlands. 
  • Sarawak: Cham rebels seize the major port of Phan Trang in Annam. Seizing his opportunity, James Brooke calls in his military alliance with Sulu and mobilizes Sabahan troops and the Sarawak regular army. These troops are able to land at the friendly-held port and begin fighting alongside the Cham rebels, while also receiving supplies from the friendly Cham farmers of the south. Although suffering several bloody defeats, Saarawak refuses to give up. Victory against Annam seems imminent. Meanwhile, roads are improved across the nation in order to supply the war effort.
  • Sabah: Goodwill toward the government grows after lowered taxation. Conversion to Christianity continues. Ties with Sulu begin to improve again. War is declared on Annam, and 15,000 troops are sent to help the war effort.
    • Sarawak Dip: Sarawak appeals to the international community to end the oppression of the Cham by intervening in their support (and also offers colonial gains in Annam).
    • You don't get to decide when rebellions occur in other countries. -Dax 
    • 'No, but, I can set up and control proxy rebel armies and organizations, as per the rules. If I may quote: "Any nation can create a proxy ... rebel militia (OTL UNITA, etc) organisation." I did this over the last two turns. I can then have this militia seize an undefended port and land there in order to assist them. Have the rules suddenly changed? If not, please uncross it. - Kras
    • The Sarawak lose terribly and losses much home support after have lost so horrendously to fight for nationalism/irridentism, which most of the population doesn't really grasp as those concepts haven't really been introduced in Indonesia before. Also, most Chinese aren't Buddhists. -Dax 
    • There are 158 million today. That's "a lot". Shikata ga nai! 00:09, August 31, 2014 (UTC)
  • Abyssinia (Ethiopia): We expand 75 px east and 25 px south. We work on infrastructure, and continue to modernize our military. The Government creates an organization dedicated to Education. The NTP continues to go well. The furniture from Oldenburg helps westernize the nation. We remain open to trade with any nation.
  • Empire of Brazil: Pedro II of Brazil continues to work on strengthening the economy. There is much growth this year and the economy is estimated to be growing at a rate of roughly 10.5% and production increases dramatically. Several new factories are built along the coast and more roads extending into the amazon are built. Huge strides are made in the manufacturing and agricultural production sectors. The implementation or railways begins to be planned. Pedro III continues to grow up. The rail lines grow swiftly and there are 430 km of track laid. This in turn speeds the growth of industry. The influx of European immigrants is quickly accepted into the nation and begin to spread quickly across the country while it also swells the number and increases the skill of the labor force. A plan to build a series of roads and rail lines along the Amazon is considered. However, the project is postponed for the time being. The Liberals and Conservatives continue to dispute, and Pedro must always watch them carefully. A defensive line is begun along the Paraguayan border, consisting of several fortified cities with redoubts every two miles, the line is continually thickened and fortified, as tension remains high.
    • Brazilian International Diplomacy: After the refusal of many "adventurers" to vacate the Amapa region and armed force of 10,000 soldiers is dispatched to remove the invaders and occupy the region. Any nation seeking the extradition of their citizens will have to ask Brazilian authorities. 
  • Boer Republic: Infrastructural and agricultural development continues. After the transfer of lands it is noted that these areas have high British population, and to try to disperse them the government passes a bill offering them more land in the north for selling their land cheaply to other Afrikaaners. The proposal works only partially, as mostly young men with little land in the first place take the deal, leaving many families, most women, and well-established peoples. Wine production increases steadily, and South African wine becomes much of a commodity and is exported, mainly to the east. In the west of the country gold is discovered, prompting a gold rush. After word of the discorvery gets out in the later part of the year the region is swamped with immigrants, of mainly Anglo-Saxon descent, but many other peoples from Europe come as well, and even limited numbers of Portuguese Angolans distasteful of Spanish rule, and even some Spanish, despite discrimitory laws against Catholics. As a result of this influx of immigrants much tension is created with the Western peoples which break out often and result in bloodshed, and so the government decides to make a policy of organizing militias and encouraging people to live in communities rather than isolated farms and mines for defensive purposes. In related news, a spike in gun demands results in the opening of gunsmiths across the country side and a few gun factories in Bloomfontein, Pretoria, and Durban. Due to a new wave of immigrants pushing to the west as well as Native resistance, promising of land to Anglo-Afrikans, and tribal resistance we expand 30 px west, 10 px north-east, 5 px north-west, and 20 px east.
    • Boer D: In response to attacks from the Zulus, we offer send an altered form of the previous proposal, but offering a slightly higher land tax for Afrikaners and offering the Zulus enough land of the frontier to expand their territory by roughly 15%. Though not said in the proposal, through unsaid means it is made known that there will be war if they refuse (Mod response and algo if they refuse).
      • ​Zulus agree.
  • Empire of Japan: Shogun Tokugawa Iemochi orders the construction of more Shinto shrines. Tairō Ii Naosuke sends a request asking if any European nation is willing to help modernize and industrialize Japan.
    • Oldenburg Dip: We offer a trade deal in which you will be given furniture in exchange for us getting silk. Due to the smallness of our nation it is not much, but we are willing to offer whatever we can.
    • Japanese Dip: We accept and grant Oldenburg the status of trading partner.
  • Greece: (How do I build up casus belli against myself ?)
    • I don't know.The River Nile-2 (talk) 01:39, August 31, 2014 (UTC)
    • What does that even mean? Kurt Cobain's Haircut (talk) 02:01, August 31, 2014 (UTC)
    • I believe he means how can he gain a casus belli to invade another nation. Well, name the nation and we'll help you out RexImperio (talk) 03:21, August 31, 2014 (UTC)
    • Sicily, because it is the largest nation I can attack without losing. Also, I continue to industrialize, and navy and army are equally divided with 35,112 on each side of the armed forces spectrum.
    • Check the freaking nation list. Sicily doesn't exist. Kurt Cobain's Haircut (talk)
    • Fine, I will just help the C.S.A during the Civil War, and maybe try to attack an African tribe. Actually, maybe Denmark.
  • Federation of the Andes: The Federation's politics continue in a stable and efficient path while the economy continues is large expansionary growth expanding its market base into Central America taking the dominant business interests in Costa Rica and Nicaragua which also finally bring them into the Federations Sphere of influence and essentially near complete control over the politics of both countries. The Federation's military builds up its armed forces along the Peruvian border including artillery and a large cavalry force and keeps the troops well hidden to prevent the Peruvians from discovering or discerning how many troops are going around the border.  The Federation awaits the delivery of more of its ships from the company in France. The Moderate industrialization continues with many new factories opening up and more railways being opened for the first time in years. These new railways between the three capitals are expanded heavily to incorporate some towns into the mix. The Federation stands down but leaves nearly 10,000 troops on the border with Peru. These troops are on the constant ready and a crack cavalry force of nearly 2000 is attached to the army leaving 8000 infantry, and 2000 cavalry. The Federations new man o' war also moves to a port near accompanied by two frigates. With Mexico leaving the Federation's sphere all investment is pulled out and the Federation owned factories are dismantled by their owners. The Federation tell the United States that we are the "Federation of the Andes" not the Federation of Colombia. The Federation begins to expand the growing of cotton, various fruits, and other things requested by the United States. The First shipment of modern weapons such as carbines, rifles, cannons and other weaponry is delivered and the weapons and munitions are immediately given to the nations most elite military units.
    • Nicaragua: With the influence by the Federation complete, the Nicaraguan economy becomes more dependent on the federation. With a few hundred thousand people, Nicaragua asks for the well trained Federation army to train and drill their forces. With this an army of about 10,000 regulars is raised with a mobilization capacity of about 25,000. The economy and its infrastructures are upgraded as well.
    • Costa Rica: The Costa Rican government brings a Pro Federation ruler into office and allows for Federation economics influence to flow in improving the working quality and level of employment. Following the Nicaraguan example the Costa Rican government deploys about 10,000 regulars and can mobilize about 25,000 as well. The First Costa Rican factory opens specializing in merchant ship building. 
    • American Dip: We apologize for referring to the Federation of the Andes as the "Federation of Colombia" With this being the first diplomatic meeting between our two parties we mark this as a historic event, as the Federation of the Andes is quite the power. It seems that Simon Bolivar's dream has been realized, as the Federation is stable. Because of this stability, we believe that the Federation of the Andes can bring stability to all of South and Central America, and thus we would like to open up a trade agreement. As the French's shipment of ships has not come yet, we offer a heavy ship contract to the Federation, as we recently acquired major ports such as Houston, San Diego, and San Fransico recently. We hope that we can have years of future friendship and prosperity. 
    • Federation Dip: The Federation agrees with the US for a ship contract, and also requests that as the US has Manifest Destiny in North America, Colombia also has her own manifest Destiny in South America. To create a stable southern power bloc, (and in a more closed doors thing, unify Peru Bolivia and a minor part of Chile into the country) the Federation also agrees to a trade agreement in Equality (rather than a US dominated agreement) and seeks large amounts of coal, and large amounts of modern weaponry to bring the Federation to the forefront of militarized innovation and armed forces on the continent. This, however, is not for all out conquest or complete dominance of the continent but more of a deterrent to prevent British, French or Spanish involvement in the area. We also request that with this agreement that the US works with the Federation to more effectively enforce the Monroe Doctrine and potentially expand its potential.
    • American Dip: We agree to the Federation's proposal. With Manifest Destinty completed and Mexico under our influence, we wait until Canada achieves diplomatic independence from the British Empire so the United States can form the North American Bloc, and with the Federation forming the Southern American Bloc, we look foward to forming a Pan-American Bloc, in order to enforce the Monroe Doctrine to deter European Empires. In return for coal, modern weaponary and ships, we would like agriculturual goods such as coffee, bananas, coconuts, rice, and cotton. We propose that this trade agreement shall be renewed every few years or so.
    • Federation Dip: The Federation accepts the trade agreement and will begin expansion of the selected industries. 
  • Morocco: The military reforms continue to be enacted, although supplies of modern weapons or uniforms are in short supply. As such, the reforms are largely limited to the royal guard, who are equipped with the best that Europe has to offer. Another regiment similarly trained and equipped is planned but put on hold until the supplies are ready. As such, they are only able to train. The Moroccan Navy also trains, and by now composes fifty xebecs or galleys in various conditions. Officers are sent to Tunis in the Ottoman Empire in order to train and learn new military tactics and organizational skills from the more advanced Ottomans. Influence along the oases and trade caravans to the south continues, and more pledge allegiance to the Sultan. Several hundred troops are stationed in the newly acquired cities of Timbuktu and Gao in order to maintain the Sultan's authority in the newly recaptured regions. Treaties with nearby tribesmen are also signed in order to help maintain influence there. With the war breaking out in Europe, more armed forces are mobilized, but action is not taken at this moment in time.
  • Duchy of Modena: Economy and infrastructure are built up. A new school is built in OTL Fidenza.
  • USA: The telegraph system is upgraded nationwide. Roads and railways are upgraded. Mosquito nets are handed out in the yellow fever zone to catch the mosquito. We build up our navy and military. We continue to send ships from Palmyra Atoll to Fiji and Western Samoa. We send ships to Easter Island to colonize it. Colonization is put to a halt. Texas becomes the Territory of Texas, instead of the Republic of Texas, thus ending 20/21 years of the Republic of Texas. While the war against Texas was successful, it was extremely controversial, and in an attempt to compromise between Democrats and Republicans, James Buchanan was nominated last year for the Democratic Party, and this year he is the President of the United States. Being a diplomat instead of a soldier, people expect him to be diplomatic instead of being a "warmonger". Like Johnson, however, Buchanan does the exact opposite of what he is expected to do, as he believes this policy will make the USA stronger. Thus the same policy as Texas is issued to California. With California is now a territory of the USA without the use of war needed, only the power of diplomacy, President Buchanan now ' rises in popularity. As California is a safe haven for natives and slaves, this solves the issue of slavery (temporarily.) The Democrats are relieved for choosing Buchanan over Pierce. Industry is built up once again throughout our territories and colonies. With the Republic of California becoming the Territory of California, we have achieved Manifest Destiny, and all the Southerns rejoice! A military parade is staged in Washington DC, with the national anthem playing.  The Pike's Peak Gold Rush begins, and they are known as the 59ers. Mining towns begin to appear near Pike's Peak, and we have a surplus of gold, with this surplus, we use this money to produce heavy ships to trade to the Federation of the Andes, invest in Mexican industry, and thus help build it up, we also use it to for our own infrastructure.
  • US Territories: Law and order are enforced in Nebraska and Coronado Territories, but not well. Ranches, farms, roads and telegraphs are upgraded. Infrastructure build up continues fully, as no more war is expected to happen
  • Liberia: Ports, farms, roads and telegraphs are upgraded. Infrastructure build up is continued fully, as no more war is expected to happen.
  • Palmyra Atoll: Build up of our military, navy and economy continues fully as no more war is expected to happen.
  • Autonomous Territory of Texas (for Eastest to write): We are recruiting Texans for the United States military. We are rebuilding cities and towns that were damaged and destroyed from the Texan-American War. Roads are being extended to other U.S. states and territories for easier access.
  • Autonomous Territory of California: We continue to build up our military and navy. In our caves we mine coal and gold. We allow Native Americans and slaves to come into our nation and they become free when they come into our nation. Our port cities are continuing to built up. The economy expands. The capital of our nation Sacramento is continuing to be built up to look like the capital of the USA. We send ships to take over the islands of San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, San Nicolas, Santa Catalina, and San Clemente. More ships sail down to take over the islands of Guadalupe Island, Alijos Rocks, and Revillagigedo Islands. The telegraph system is upgraded nationwide. Roads and railways are upgraded. Farming has increased. Other cities are continuing to be built up, too, like San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, Oakland, San Diego, Phoenix, Tucson, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, and Carson City We farm the lands so that we can make food for our growing population. John Wellar wins the elcetion and goes for his second term in office as president.
  • Republic of Argentina: With support from Brazil, the Unitarians continue to make noticeable gains in Argentina. The Battle of Caseros ousts Rosa from power, leaving a power vacuum. In this power vacuum, Justo Jose de Urquiza rises to power in Argentina proper and begins preparing for a constitutional conference in Parana. Buenos Aires, against the Conference, declares itself separate from Argentina, dragging out the civil war, although fighting between the two sides is uncommon.  Parana is declared the new capital of the confederation as the nations (except Buenos Aires) draw closer together. Urquiza is slow to the process however, displeasing the unitarians. Urquiza begins industrialization programs in hopes of revitalizing the Argentine economy. Military development programs are launched as well in hopes of modernizing the armed forces. Los Progams Reubicación de 1854 begin, relocating POW's from the civil war into the Mapuche territory to expand the southern border. Taking a cue from the Brazillians, we build up a defense front against Paraguay. Following extensive fighting, Buenos Aires is rejoined into Argentina. Elections are set for next year.
  • United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway: Another series of economic reforms is passed between the two kingdoms of Sweden and Norway which help to abolish protective tariff walls to further free trade between the two crowns. A reform is passed that dismantles the entire guild system, paving the way for greater economic entrepreneurship. The economy remains almost entirely agrarian, but the economic trade between the two kingdoms and other nations helps keep the agrarian economy profitable. The annual meetings between the crowns of Norway and Sweden now allow the participation of university students from either country, all of whom greatly support the idea of Scandinavianism. With Denmark now in the yearly meetings for the ideas of Scandinavianism, King Oscar I drafts an agreement for the Scandinavian countries to sign, so as to strengthen their ties. 

1860

  • Taiping Rebellion continues in China.
  • Chileans explore Tere de fuego.
  • Private adventurers, traders, and Christian missionaries host flags on several Island groups and try to spread Christianity as well. Unfortunately, Fiji, the Soloman Is, Samoa and Tahiti are unimpressed and kick them out. The successful claims are-
  1. Australian Territories (for the British)- Torres Strait Islands
  2. USA- Wake Island and the Midway Islands,
  3. Spain- the Kiribati, Guam, Northern Marianas, the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia's islands,
  4. Prussia- Naru
  5. Japan- Bonin and Matsuma Islands
  6. Calafornian Republic- Kiribati's Banaba Island
  7. Chile- Easter Island.
  8. Dutch- The Tanimbar Islands
  9. British- Tonga, Tuvalu, the Cook Islands, Tokelau, Niue and Norfolk Island
  10. French- Wallis and Futuna and the Santa Cruz Islands.
  • Negro slaves rebel in some Alabama plantations.
  • Peasants riot in Kazan, Omsk and Tomsk.
  • Italy makes a trade deal with Liechtenstine and offers one to Moderna, Greece and San Marino.
  • Oman upgrades its ports and harbors noticeably.
    • Someone else should do mod events since I am not a mod and Dax needs someone to do the mod decisions that efect the Boer Republic.

Oldenberg: 100 breech loaded rifles and two steel breech loaded artillery pieces are produced and distributed throughout the army, who are taught in Enfilade and defilade to the militia. They are concepts in military tactics used to describe a military formation's exposure to enemy fire. The last muzzleloaded rifles are phased out of the army. The telegraph system is upgraded nationwide. Roads and railways are upgraded in urban localities. Cheval de frise and earth embankments stretch across the coastline. Infrastructure continues to be developed.

Greece: Population hits 800,000 and we are the 34th most industrialized nation with the 37th largest army (Britannia: 1st in both categories) and efforts to convert China have failed *sanctions on Denmark* Census results: 800,001 people, 37,594 sq mi, Crime rate: 1% of all citizens are currently in jail and 18% have committed at least one crime Religion: 94.0% Christianity 6% Islam Average money/person: (2014 U.S.D.) $65,000 Birth rate: 19 per 1000 people/year Death rate: nine per 1000 people/year.

No sanctioning random nations, Sanctions are ridiculously pointless. 

So this means, everything else in the census was correct or mostly correct?

Federation of the Andes: The Federation's politics continue in a stable and efficient path while the economy continues is large expansionary growth expanding its market base into Central America taking the dominant business interests in Costa Rica and Nicaragua which also finally bring them into the Federations Sphere of influence and essentially near complete control over the politics of both countries. The Federation's military builds up its armed forces along the Peruvian border including artillery and a large cavalry force and keeps the troops well hidden to prevent the Peruvians from discovering or discerning how many troops are going around the border.  The Federation awaits the delivery of more of its ships from the company in France. The moderate industrialization continues with many new factories opening up and more railways being opened for the first time in years. These new railways between the three capitals are expanded heavily to incorporate some towns into the mix. The Federation stands down but leaves nearly 10,000 troops on the border with Peru. These troops are on the constant ready and a crack cavalry force of nearly 2000 is attached to the army leaving 8000 infantry, and 2000 cavalry. The Federations new man o' war also moves to a port near accompanied by two frigates. With Mexico leaving the Federation's sphere all investment is pulled out and the Federation owned factories are dismantled by their owners. The Federation begins to expand the growing of cotton, various fruits, and other things requested by the United States. The First shipment of modern weapons such as carbines, rifles, cannons and other weaponry is delivered and the weapons and munitions are immediately given to the nations most elite military units.

  • Nicaragua: With the influence by the Federation complete, the Nicaraguan economy becomes more dependent on the federation. With a few hundred thousand people, Nicaragua asks for the well trained Federation army to train and drill their forces. With this an army of about 10,000 regulars is raised with a mobilization capacity of about 25,000. The economy and its infrastructures are upgraded as well.
  • Costa Rica: The Costa Rican government brings a Pro Federation ruler into office and allows for Federation economics influence to flow in improving the working quality and level of employment. Following the Nicaraguan example the Costa Rican government deploys about 10,000 regulars and can mobilize about 25,000 as well. The First Costa Rican factory opens specializing in merchant ship building. 

Empire of Japan: The Oldenburg furniture becomes very popular with many of the Daimyo and inspires some Japanese craftsmen to try to duplicate Oldenburg furniture with varying results. Despite calls for the Christians in Bonin and Matsuma to be exterminated, Shogun Tokugawa Iemoch decides to let them live, though prohibits them from traveling to the main islands and sends Shinto and Buddhist missionaries to counterbalance the spread of Christianity. An alleged plot to assassinate Tairō Ii Naosuke is uncovered involving the Rōjū which causes Shogun Tokugawa Iemoch to order them to commit Seppuku and he replaces them with reformists. This also causes Tairō Ii Naosuke to secretly recruit 7000 peasants into a secret army outside of the Samurai as he believes the Samurai should not be the only armed forces in Japan.

Mexico: With the USA investing money into Mexican industry and the money earned from the selling of Nuevo Mexico, we begin using the money to build 3 more factories, currently we are totaling 10. Along with further factory building, we begin building infrastructure along with more railroads being completed.

  • Morocco: The military reforms continue to be enacted, although supplies of modern weapons or uniforms are in short supply. As such, the reforms are largely limited to the royal guard, who are equipped with the best that Europe has to offer. Another regiment similarly trained and equipped is planned but put on hold until the supplies are ready. As such, they are only able to train. The Moroccan Navy also trains, and by now composes fifty xebecs or galleys in various conditions. Officers are sent to Tunis in the Ottoman Empire in order to train and learn new military tactics and organizational skills from the more advanced Ottomans. Influence along the oases and trade caravans to the south continues, and more pledge allegiance to the Sultan. Several hundred troops are stationed in the newly acquired cities of Timbuktu and Gao in order to maintain the Sultan's authority in the newly recaptured regions. Treaties with nearby tribesmen are also signed in order to help maintain influence there. With the war breaking out in Europe, more armed forces are mobilized, but action is not taken at this moment in time.
  • Spain: With the army in Tunisia having an astounding success follows the defeat of the battle of Tunis and siege for Tripoli in early November, by the end of the previous year the Ottomans had been defeated. The occupation of Libya, however, only complicates the already precarious situation of the Spanish empire realizing this the state of Libya is established as a vassal for the time being. Tunisia becomes the Emirate of Tunisia under a Spanish backed noble for the time being. The military navy and build up as well as infrastructure and economy.
    • Portugal: The military, navy, infrastructure and economy the railway section from lisboa continues to be built up and the reconstruction continues.
    • (If I won)
    • Tunisia: The military navy and infrastructure and economy, the occupation continues and the creation of the local government based on the Spanish leadership and the previous Ottoman bet.
    • Libya: The creation of small military centres in the area of Tunisia begins although there remains a certain amount of resistance in the region of Libya.
    • Swahili: The military, navy, infrastructure and economy. The local constitution continues with local thriving and success.
    • Spanish Angola: The infrastructure continues building up. More Spanish explorers and settlers arrive.
    • Spanish Mozambique: The infrastructure continues building up. More Spanish explorers and settlers arrive.
    • Spanish Guinea: The infrastructure continues building up. More Spanish explorers and settlers arrive.
  • France: Military and navy are built up as well as economy and infrastructure. The railroad from Marseille to Paris continues being built.
    • Duchy of Rome: The government of the city continues improving and the Pope once more is allowed a certain extent of power in the nation. However, the duke remains in power (noble from Italy). Military and navy are built up as well as infrastructure and economy.
    • Duchy of Naples: The government continues improving the situation as the Neapolitans calm down and the government is once more given to Italian leadership.
    • Colonial Empire: The infrastructure continues being built up. 
  • Chinese Empire: The Taiping Rebellion begins to fall into chaos as the Qing Armies march throughout Taiping territroy, cutting the areas into separate pieces as to be more easily conquered. The Emperor declares the Taiping Rebels to be enemies of the state, and any one affiliated with the Taiping government is to be executed, though farmers and villages are to be granted amnesty if they aid the Imperial forces in there quest. Due to this proclamation, it makes resistance less apparent in the held territories, with even some former soldiers of the Taiping being allowed to live after swearing loyalty to the Emperor, thought their villages still had some Imperial forces left behind to keep them in order. The Emperor hopes to have restored his authority within the next two years. While his forces are bearing down on the rebels in the south, the Empire begins to build roads across the country, recognizing that the roads made his armies advances that much easier in the tranpsortation of supplies and food. Some diplomats are sent to Europe, namely to the French and British, proposing the offiicial establishment of embassies, something that the Emperor had once bitterly resisted, but now saw as a neccesity as the Taiping rebels had used Western weapons, and they had had major consequences.
  • Sarawak: With James Brooke killed in the abortive invasion of Annam, his half-Dayak son, Gawai Brooke, becomes Rajah of Sarawak. He initially presents himself as a different kind of ruler than his expansionist father, inaugurating the Council Negri, a kind of parliament for Dayak chieftains. As the nation enters a period of mourning for the defeat, he begins to foment ethnic hatred against the Annamese. This is made easy by the brutal repression of the Cham following the defeat of the revolt, with the rebels “slaughtered en masse”. In actuality, Gawai eagerly seeks vengeance on the Annamese for his father’s death. He begins privately purchasing merchant ships and converting them to transports, assembling 50 by the end of they year, while a small factory is set up in the capital to begin manufacturing modern rifles. It turns out several thousand per year, enabling him to arm 10,000 men in modern fashion. This is done, however, in the name of self-defence. Sarawak also expands 75 px into Central Borneo.
    • Sabah: Sabah remains at peace, and thus is unaffected by the war. The Sabahan continue to grow ethnically and culturally closer to the Dayaks, and Iban continues to grow as a lingua franca.

Sarawak Diplomacy: Sarawak offers an offensive-defensive alliance to Rattanoksin Thailand, for the next ten years. Secretly, it is promised that the two countries would co-operate to defeat Annam in 1861. (Note: Since Thailand fought and lost two [[1]] [[2]] bloody wars against the Annamese in the recent past, this should be an attractive prospect to the Rattanoksin Dynasty.) (Mod Response Needed).

USA: The telegraph system is upgraded nationwide. Roads and railways are upgraded. Mosquito nets are handed out in the yellow fever zone to catch the mosquito. We build up our navy and military. We continue to send ships from Palmyra Atoll to Fiji and Western Samoa. We send ships to Easter Island to colonize it. Colonization is put to a halt. Texas becomes the Territory of Texas, instead of the Republic of Texas, thus ending 20/21 years of the Republic of Texas. While the war against Texas was successful, it was extremely controversial, and in an attempt to compromise between Democrats and Republicans, James Buchanan was nominated last year for the Democratic Party, and this year he is the President of the United States. Being a diplomat instead of a soldier, people expect him to be diplomatic instead of being a "warmonger". Like Johnson, however, Buchanan does the exact opposite of what he is expected to do, as he believes this policy will make the USA stronger. Thus the same policy as Texas is issued to California. With California is now a territory of the USA without the use of war needed, only the power of diplomacy, President Buchanan now ''rises in popularity. As California is a safe haven for natives and slaves, this solves the issue of slavery (temporarily.) The Democrats are relieved for choosing Buchanan over Pierce. Industry is built up once again throughout our territories and colonies. With the Republic of California becoming the Territory of California, we have achieved Manifest Destiny, and all the Southerns rejoice! A military parade is staged in Washington DC, with the national anthem playing. The Pike's Peak Gold Rush begins, and they are known as the 59ers. Mining towns begin to appear near Pike's Peak, and we have a surplus of gold, with this surplus, we use this money to produce heavy ships to trade to the Federation of the Andes, invest in Mexican industry, and thus help build it up, we also use it to for our own infrastructure. Having successfully 'annexed the Republic of California as the Autonomous Territory of California without the use of war, Buchaanan secures his relection campaign as the Democrats select him once again. Meanwhile, in the North, a rising star named Abraham Lincoln has managed to secure all the Northern States, giving him the nickname "The Northern Star" and Buchanaan "The Diplomat." The election is an extremely tight race, nobody knows who will become the president next year, and no one will know the massive impact of this election.

  • US Territories: Law and order are enforced in Nebraska and Coronado Territories, but not well. Ranches, farms, roads and telegraphs are upgraded. Infrastructure build up continues fully, as no more war is expected to happen
  • Liberia: Ports, farms, roads and telegraphs are upgraded. Infrastructure build up is continued fully, as no more war is expected to happen
  • Palmyra Atoll: Build up of our military, navy and economy continues fully as no more war is expected to happen.
  • Autonomous Territory of Texas (for Eastest to write): We are recruiting Texans for the United States military. We are rebuilding cities and towns that were damaged and destroyed from the Texan-American War. Roads are being extended to other U.S. states and territories for easier access.
  • Autonomous Territory of California: We continue to build up our military and navy. In our caves we mine coal and gold. We allow Native Americans and slaves to come into our nation and they become free when they come into our nation. Our port cities are continuing to built up. The economy expands. The capital of our nation Sacramento is continuing to be built up to look like the capital of the USA. We send ships to take over the islands of San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, San Nicolas, Santa Catalina, and San Clemente. More ships sail down to take over the islands of Guadalupe Island, Alijos Rocks, and Revillagigedo Islands. The telegraph system is upgraded nationwide. Roads and railways are upgraded. Farming has increased. Other cities are continuing to be built up, too, like San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, Oakland, San Diego, Phoenix, Tucson, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, and Carson City We farm the lands so that we can make food for our growing population.

Republic of Argentina: With support from Brazil, the Unitarians continue to make noticeable gains in Argentina. The Battle of Caseros ousts Rosa from power, leaving a power vacuum. In this power vacuum, Justo Jose de Urquiza rises to power in Argentina proper and begins preparing for a constitutional conference in Parana. Buenos Aires, against the Conference, declares itself separate from Argentina, dragging out the civil war, although fighting between the two sides is uncommon.  Parana is declared the new capital of the confederation as the nations (except Buenos Aires) draw closer together. Urquiza is slow to the process however, displeasing the unitarians. Urquiza begins industrialization programs in hopes of revitalizing the Argentine economy. Military development programs are launched as well in hopes of modernizing the armed forces. Los Progams Reubicación de 1854 begin, relocating POW's from the civil war into the Mapuche territory to expand the southern border. Taking a cue from the Brazilians, we build up a defense front against Paraguay. Following extensive fighting, Buenos Aires is rejoined into Argentina. Elections are set for next year.

Duchy of Modena: The trade deal request from Italy is accepted.

Persia: With the year being 1860, a new year and thus a new era, we begin to begin a massive industrial campaign. Embarking on a major westernization campaign; Shah Naser starts to curb the power of the Clergy, introduces postal and telegraphy technology, and launched the first newspaper: The Tehran Times. We start the construction on the University of Tehran; being less religious, and more secularized, the classes have much diversity, to archaeology, history, Islamic studies, poetry, art, mathematics, and even more. With the influence of the late Amir Kabir, a reformer; the Shah makes it so that people that apply for important positions must be competent.

Abyssinia (Ethiopia): Some random person deleted my original post We continue to expand 75 px east. We begin working on railroads and are now Semi-Westernized. Our military acquires breech loaded rifles, which helps its Modernization. The cost of education is lowered so that the "Middle" Middle Class can afford to send their children to school. The NTP continues to grow and has positive effects on the Economy. An Idea for a telegraph system is Considered

Empire of Brazil: Pedro II of Brazil continues to work on strengthening the economy. There is much growth this year and the economy is estimated to be growing at a rate of roughly 10.5% and production increases dramatically. Several new factories are built along the coast and more roads extending into the amazon are built. Huge strides are made in the manufacturing and agricultural production sectors. The implementation or railways begins to be planned. Pedro III continues to grow up. The rail lines grow swiftly and there are 700 km of track laid. This in turn speeds the growth of industry. The influx of European immigrants is quickly accepted into the nation and begin to spread quickly across the country while it also swells the number and increases the skill of the labor force. A plan to build a series of roads and rail lines along the Amazon is considered. However, the project is postponed for the time being. The Liberals and Conservatives continue to dispute, and Pedro must always watch them carefully. A defensive line is begun along the Paraguayan border, consisting of several fortified cities with redoubts every two miles, the line is continually thickened and fortified, as tension remains high.

Boer Republic: The gold rush continues, with steady streams of immigrants settling our western regions, mainly Dutch and English. Due to the imbalance of English settlers threatening our national identity and the government decides to repeal several of the discriminant laws against Catholics, resulting in some numbers of Catholic Germans, Catholic Irish, and Spanish and left-over Portuguese Africans unhappy with Spanish rule. Though all these ethnic groups combined do not add up to the amount of English, they do increase dilution of Englishness, though almost exclusivley on the coasts and west. Relations with the Africans are inflamed due to the influx of immigrants in the west, and so militias are further organized and expanded and the government decides its a good time to generally reorganized the military and centralized it further, allowing the government to send more troops from other areas to the needed regions. We connect our first telegram from Pretoria to Durban. We continue expansion, 40 px west and 30 px east.

  • Boer Dip: We offer a trade deal to Oldenburg, primarily guns for indentured servants and port access.

Morocco: The military reforms continue to be enacted, although supplies of modern weapons or uniforms are in short supply. As such, the reforms are largely limited to the royal guard, who are equipped with the best that Europe has to offer. Another regiment similarly trained and equipped is planned but put on hold until the supplies are ready. As such, they are only able to train. The Moroccan Navy also trains, and by now composes fifty xebecs or galleys in various conditions. Officers are sent to Tunis in the Ottoman Empire in order to train and learn new military tactics and organizational skills from the more advanced Ottomans. Influence along the oases and trade caravans to the south continues, and more pledge allegiance to the Sultan. Several hundred troops are stationed in the newly acquired cities of Timbuktu and Gao in order to maintain the Sultan's authority in the newly recaptured regions. Treaties with nearby tribesmen are also signed in order to help maintain influence there. With the war breaking out in Europe, more armed forces are mobilized, but action is not taken at this moment in time.

1861

  • Event I: 11 states secede from the U.S.: S.C., Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas,  N.C., and Tennessee - C.S.A.
    • Texas is not a state, it is an autonomous territory, thus ten states seceded from the US, not 11. Unless you meant that the Autonomous Territory of Texas suceeded becoming the Republic of Texas and thus possibily joining the CSA.
    • Yes.
  • 'The Empire of Oyo moves up to the border at the thinnest point with the former Ashati State. The Kingdom of Benin and Oyo meet each other's expanding empires halfway down their mutual unclaimed coastline. The Kingdom of Nri and Benin make their borders meet at their closest point. Inter-Negroid native kingdom clashes occur in OTL S. Nigeria.
  • Separatists rebel in many of Chiapases' mountain villages.
  • Sioux, Navajo and Cree native American Indians rebel in some parts of the USA. Sioux and Cree rebel in some parts of Canada.
    • Feud, can you recheck the Spain - Ottoman war algo? You had asked me to remove my provinces and I did so. You told me that Spain had better tech so I added that for Spain as well but the score of Spain is still much less than mine. RexImperio (talk) 08:42, September 2, 2014 (UTC)
    • I beg to differ. I feel as if you underestimated Spain and Sine underestimated Ottomans. So in my opinion Spain still won, just not with such a big difference. Tech, Lord of Rotterdam, Defender of Holland (talk)
  • The Ottoman Empire: Developments were brought to various parts of the Ottoman Empire. The period itself was known as the Period of Development for educational and economic reforms were brought by the Sultan Abdulmecid I who was keen on bringing the Empire back to its height although he knew very well it would not be an easy task. He was keen on having western education taught to the native Muslim population and as a result, had the Janissaries execute a large number of Imams who opposed Western education for fear that those Imams might cause the Empire to fall into chaos. The Sultan showed no interests in the wars that were taking place in Europe and was much more keen on re-establishing the Ottoman Empire as a strong state thus he was able to revert the Ottoman decline to stability although the sanctions during the war with Greece badly affected the Ottoman economy. In doing so, he came into conflict with the Russian Empire that had been steadily expanding into Eastern Europe although both the Russian Empire and the Ottoman were well aware of the fact that war would benefit neither side. Meanwhile, firearms and weaponary were produced in large numbers although the technological gap between the Ottoman and the rest of Europe remained and thus under immense pressure, the Sultan Abdulmecid I ordered the restoration of the Nizam i Cedid which was constantly under development and improvement in order to maximize the Ottoman power. The Ottoman artillery, however, was much more superior than that of many European nations and developments were brought to the navy with the Ottoman constructing a replica of the largest ship of line, Mahmudiye which was known as Usmaniyya. The Treaty of Athens was imposed upon the Greeks after they suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of the Turkish army. Meanwhile, the much more modern military corps the Nizam e Cedid slowly and gradually replaced the Janissaries. Industrialisation was brought to all of the Ottoman vassals and colonies thousands of Nubians were brought to Europe and Anatolia to serve as the labour force. In a direct response to the request by Belgium to form an axis against the Ottoman, a parade was held at Bucharest comprising of 1,300,000 people armed with rifles and carrying the Ottoman flag to show Ottoman strengthened and unity. Although the majority of those people in the participating in the parade were civilians, it was made to seem as if all of those were members of the military. This was done to show to those working against the Ottoman, that the Ottoman would not go down easily and the Ottoman were a force to be reckoned it. Meanwhile, although a status quo had been maintained in Greece due to the intervention of almost all of Europe, it had become apparent that the Ottoman would not go down easily. The Sultan announced his decision to amend the Ottoman foreign policy and to bring forth a series of economic reforms which would substantially decrease the harm brought to the Ottoman economy in the future. With the recent deceleration of war upon by Spain upon the Ottoman, the Ottoman fleet present at Tunis is ordered to defend Tunis and Tripolitania from any attack. Due to war against the Greeks only an year ago, the Ottoman soldiers being more prepared are sent from Egypt, Kuwait, Europe and Anatolia to defend Tunis. A long road is constructed from Tunis to Cairo and from Egyptian Sinai to Baghdad for quicker transport of materials. The Spanish forces had been defeated and the capture of Tunis and Tripoli prevented.
    • '​Vilayet of Walachia and Moldavia [Ottoman Europe]: Islam is spread amongst the people and the Janissaries are deployed to maintain order in Serbia, Wallachia, Montenegro and Moldavia if they ever revolted and it is made sure by the Sultan that the Janissaries swore allegiance to him, not the Empire as he attempted to secure his power. Many nationalist groups were regularly hunted down and propaganda was spread amongst the people that their future lies with the Ottoman Empire and all the other nations were keen on exploiting their wealth. The Sultan Abdulmecid I was also keen on gaining the support of the people of the Balkans and a large number of natives were recruited into the Janissaries. Many trade routes were built to be used for trade with the Austro Hungary Empire and extensive work was done improve the living standards of the people as well as to increase the literacy rate. The Emperor knew very well that the Janissaries could easily defeat any rebellion but feared that excessive use of the Janissaries would undermine the position of the Sultan. Meanwhile, many minerals were extracted and crops grown to be later on exported to foreign states or other parts of the Empire. A large military was deployed to protect the frontiers of the nation and many firearms were developed.
    • Eyalet of Tunis and Tripolitania: With a great majority of it being a desert, most development projects were done by or near the coast. A major port had been built at Tunis to be used by the Ottoman merchant ships trading in the Mediterranean and large amount of gypsum was extracted annually to to be used in the construction of gypsum blocks although Gypsum was primarily used for finishing walls and ceiling. The Sultan ordered the construction of schools to be built for the study of Mathematics, Navigation and Sciences as he feared that the Ottomans were being left behind whilst the rest of the world was moving ahead. Religious studies was at many times discouraged although the Sultan did not go as far as to ban the study of Islam for fear of a rebellion. Meanwhile, the use of the Turkish language and the spread of Turkish culture was supported by the Sultan and to supply the tribes living in the deserts, wheat and other commodities were supplied from Europe. A great part of the navy was deployed and the Ottoman Empire supported the Berber pirates to establish complete Ottoman control over the Mediterranean. Tunis and Tripoli had been successfully defended from Spain
    • Vilayet of Hejaz: The economy of the vilayet relied heavily on the annual Hajj and pilgrimage, where Muslims from all over the world travel to the cities of Mecca and Medina. The importance of the pilgrimage was such that a majority of townspeople, especially residents of Mecca and Medina, relied on windfall from the pilgrimages for daily sustenance. Many residents worked as guides for pilgrims, camel-brokers, built and provided pilgrim accommodations, sold or distributed Zamzam water. Primary exports from the Vilayet included coffee, dates, henna, gum, nacre, balsam and zamzam water. The port of Jeddah was utilised by foreign merchants for docking bring revenue, allowing development in the province. The Janissaries deployed at Al Hejaz was mostly of Turkish origin although a large number of Arabs were part of it and mostly supported the Sultan as opposed to establishing Janissary influence over an area.
    • Khedivate of Egypt: Economic progress was brought to the Khedivate by the cultivation and export of cotton. Efforts were made by the Sultan to promote western euducation and the study of medicines to help modernize the state, thus the Khedivate made a lot of progress. Meanwhile, the canal between Alexandria and the Nile - having long fallen -was reconstructed to allow the safe passage of merchants ships from Europe into the Red Sea thus allowing the Ottoman Empire to acquire taxes from the states utilising the canal. The control of the canal also meant that the Ottoman were in the position to effectively block any nation's trade, forcing them to rely on the Cape of Good Hope route. As opposed to the other provinces of the Ottoman Empire, the Janissarries were not deployed in the Khedivate of Egypt. In Egypt, instead the Talibs [Arabic for students] which consisted largely of Egyptians and Nubians seeking economic and educational reform were stationed. Although, this move was disliked by the Janissaries would believed this would affect their influence, the Sultan explained the need to gain the support of Egypt. In reality, however, the Sultan himself wanted to break the influence of the Janissaries and instead establish his own control and he did so by effectively manipulating the Talibs. Meanwhile, crops were grown along the River Nile to feed the people and the port of Alexandria was developed to suit modern standards. Gold extracted from mines in Egypt was sent to other parts of the Ottoman Empire although the gold was mainly used to stregthen the Ottoman economy and currency. The Khedivate expands 25 px towards the Red Sea Sanctions and declare war upon Spain
    • Emirate of Kuwait: The economy of Kuwait was already booming as many trade routes to Baghdad, Aleppo, Constantinople had been diverted to Kuwait which allowed access revenue and tax money to used to develop the state and build up a large military of 100,000 men. Many merchants from Basra arrived at Kuwait, allowing further revenue; drastically increasing the influence and importance of Kuwait for the Ottoman Empire which led it to be famously referred to as Marseiles of the Gulf. Kuwait also played a significant role in horse trade and annually exported 800 horses to India as well to other states. Kuwait's pearl industry boomed due to 750 - 800 vessels sent regularly to meet Europes elite's demand for pearl which brought so much revenue to Kuwait that the capital of Kuwait was considered by many of much more value than Constantinople itself. The Ottoman Sultan, keen on not allowing Kuwait to attempt to declare independence as it had found so much wealth, ordered 70% of Kuwait's annual earning to be utilised in modernizing the Ottoman Vilayets and the Ottoman Empire as well as to modernise the military and navy. The Emirate expands 10 px towards the west.
      • Ottoman - Morocco Diplomacy: In a secret telegram sent by the Ottoman to Morocco, the Ottoman Sultan wishes to extradite a guarantee by the Sultan of Morocco that Morocco would support the Ottoman if Spain ever entered into a conflict with the Ottoman and Morocco must always try to act as a deterrent to Spain from attacking the Ottoman. The Ottoman Sultan believes that Morocco was no need to forge an alliance with any European state for they should be well aware of the disregard the Europeans have showed to treaties or NAP. Morocco itself had been the target of European colonialism and greed for land thus it should above all nations have knowledge regarding the indifference showed by Europe to everyone else.
      • Ottoman - Russian Diplomacy: The Ottoman are keen on signing trade agreements with Russia and to allow access to Russian merchants seeking to trade with Asia through Ottoman lands or through the Aegean or Red Sea. Russia itself having been shown indifference by Europe numerous times in history would as a result be much more keen on being aligned with the Ottoman. The Ottoman Sultan wishes to sign a Non-Aggression Pact [NAP] with Russia and wishes to obtain rights to purchase Russian weapons for the Ottoman military
      • Ottoman - Austria Diplomacy: The Sultan, Abdulmecid I is keen on extending a hand of friendship to Austria. The Sultan believes that Austria should be well aware that the Ottoman no longer pose a threat to Europe, thus it would be immature and most likely ineffective to form large coalitions against the Ottoman. Austria out of all nations should be aware that at the moment, the Ottoman Empire is in decline, and although many reforms have been brought to put a halt to this decline; it continues to exist but may come to an end if the economic reforms continue but the sanctions recently placed upon the Ottoman have resulted in our economy suffering and we are able to fund much less on protecting our borders. Austria out of all nations should be well aware of the threat that Russia currently poses to Austria and the threat Russia would pose to Austria if the Ottoman Empire were to collapse. It is indeed in the interests if Austria to revoke the sanctions placed upon the Ottoman and to preserve the Empire, in order to maintain the status quo in Eastern Europe. It would never benefit Austria if it were to establish an axis with Spain, France and Belgium for Austria should be well aware that France seeks to reestablish French rule over Europe
  • 'USA: The telegraph system is upgraded nationwide. Roads and railways are upgraded. Mosquito nets are handed out in the yellow fever zone to catch the mosquito. We build up our navy and military. We continue to send ships from Palmyra Atoll to Fiji and Western Samoa. We send ships to Easter Island to colonize it. Colonization is put to a halt. Texas becomes the Territory of Texas, instead of the Republic of Texas, thus ending 20/21 years of the Republic of Texas. While the war against Texas was successful, it was extremely controversial, and in an attempt to compromise between Democrats and Republicans, James Buchanan was nominated last year for the Democratic Party, and this year he is the President of the United States. Being a diplomat instead of a soldier, people expect him to be diplomatic instead of being a "warmonger". Like Johnson, however, Buchanan does the exact opposite of what he is expected to do, as he believes this policy will make the USA stronger. Thus the same policy as Texas is issued to California. With California is now a territory of the USA without the use of war needed, only the power of diplomacy, President Buchanan now ''rises in popularity. As California is a safe haven for natives and slaves, this solves the issue of slavery (temporarily.) The Democrats are relieved for choosing Buchanan over Pierce. Industry is built up once again throughout our territories and colonies. With the Republic of California becoming the Territory of California, we have achieved Manifest Destiny, and all the Southerns rejoice! A military parade is staged in Washington DC, with the national anthem playing. The Pike's Peak Gold Rush begins, and they are known as the 59ers. Mining towns begin to appear near Pike's Peak, and we have a surplus of gold, with this surplus, we use this money to produce heavy ships to trade to the Federation of the Andes, invest in Mexican industry, and thus help build it up, we also use it to for our own infrastructure. Having successfully 'annexed the Republic of California as the Autonomous Territory of California without the use of war, Buchanan secures his re-election campaign as the Democrats select him once again. Meanwhile, in the North, a rising star named Abraham Lincoln has managed to secure all the Northern States, giving him the nickname "The Northern Star" and Buchanaan "The Diplomat." The election is an extremely tight race, nobody knows who will become the president next year, and no one will know the massive impact of this election. Abraham Lincoln wins the election in an extremely tight and controversial race. This causes ten states to secede from the Union, including South Cariolina, North Carilonia, Missippi, Florida, Georgia, Louisana, , Virginia, and Tennessee and form the Confederate States of America. The war begins when they launch an attack on Fort Sumter and win. We declare war on the CSA and the military is mobilized.  The main military plan to subdue the Confederacy is The Anacada Plan, the Blockade of the CSA, in this blockade, we use our superior Union Navy to blockade the  Port of New Orleans. (Algo to be posted later) 'We call upon 250k loyal patriots to join the Union Army for 1861 and thus we do so. Congress issues the "Double Act", which states the Union Army shall double every year the American Civil War lasts.
  • US Territories: Law and order are enforced in Nebraska and Coronado Territories, but not well. Ranches, farms, roads and telegraphs are upgraded. Infrastructure build up stops as we dedicate supplies to the Union.
  • Liberia: Ports, farms, roads and telegraphs are upgraded. Infrastructure build up is stopped as supplies go to the Union.
  • Palmyra Atoll: Build up of our military, navy and economy continues fully as no more war is expected to happen.
  • Autonomous Territory of California: We continue to build up our military and navy. In our caves we mine coal and gold. We allow Native Americans and slaves to come into our nation and they become free when they come into our nation. Our port cities are continuing to built up. The economy expands. The capital of our nation Sacramento is continuing to be built up to look like the capital of the USA. We send ships to take over the islands of San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, San Nicolas, Santa Catalina, and San Clemente. More ships sail down to take over the islands of Guadalupe Island, Alijos Rocks, and Revillagigedo Islands. The telegraph system is upgraded nationwide. Roads and railways are upgraded. Farming has increased. Other cities are continuing to be built up, too, like San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, Oakland, San Diego, Phoenix, Tucson, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, and Carson City We farm the lands so that we can make food for our growing population.
  • Autonomous Territory of Texas (for Eastest to write): We are recruiting Texans for the United States military. We are rebuilding cities and towns that were damaged and destroyed from the Texan-American War. Roads are being extended to other U.S. states and territories for easier access. Infrastructure stops as we support the Union.
  • Autonomous Territory of California: We continue to build up our military and navy. In our caves we mine coal and gold. We allow Native Americans and slaves to come into our nation and they become free when they come into our nation. Our port cities are continuing to built up. The economy expands. The capital of our nation Sacramento is continuing to be built up to look like the capital of the USA. We send ships to take over the islands of San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, San Nicolas, Santa Catalina, and San Clemente. More ships sail down to take over the islands of Guadalupe Island, Alijos Rocks, and Revillagigedo Islands. The telegraph system is upgraded nationwide. Roads and railways are upgraded. Farming has increased. Other cities are continuing to be built up, too, like San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, Oakland, San Diego, Phoenix, Tucson, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, and Carson City. We farm the lands so that we can make food for our growing population. Infrastructure is stopped as we support the Union.
  • 'American Dip:' As the CSA is an even bigger threat than we thought it would be (instead of it being a dinky rebellion, it a legitimate threat), we request the nations of Mexico, the Federation of the Andes, and France (France is our alliy in ATL) to support us with supplies and troops (mostly supplies) against the CSA in the American Civil War.
  • Mexican Dip: We are willing to help the United States in anyway possible even giving them the option to allow us to use our navy to affect their trade in the Gulf of Mexico or have our soldiers head through the Texas territory into the CSA. However, if they wish we shall give them supplies if that is their only request.
  • Spain: With the army in Tunisia having an astounding success follows the defeat of the battle of Tunis and siege for Tripoli in early November, by the end of the previous year the Ottomans had been defeated. The occupation of Libya, however, only complicates the already precarious situation of the Spanish empire realizing this the state of Libya is established as a vassal for the time being. Tunisia becomes the Emirate of Tunisia under a Spanish backed noble for the time being. The military, navy are built up as well as infrastructure and economy.
    • Portugal: The military, navy, infrastructure and economy the railway section from lisboa continues to be built up and the reconstruction continues.
    • (If I won)
    • Tunisia: The military, navy, infrastructure, and economy, the occupation continues and the creation of the local government based on the Spanish leadership and the previous Ottoman bet.
    • Libya: The creation of small military centres in the area of Tunisia begins although there remains a certain amount of resistance in the region of Libya.
    • Swahili: The military, navy, infrastructure and economy. The local constitution continues with local thriving and success.
    • Spanish Angola: The infrastructure continues building up. More Spanish explorers and settlers arrive.
    • Spanish Mozambique: The infrastructure continues building up. More Spanish explorers and settlers arrive.
    • Spanish Guinea: The infrastructure continues building up. More Spanish explorers and settlers arrive.
  • France: Military and navy are built up as well as economy and infrastructure. The railroad from Marseille to Paris continues being built. We remain neutral on the CSA but support the American government.
    • Duchy of Rome: The government of the city continues improving and the Pope once more is allowed a certain extent of power in the nation. However, the duke remains in power (noble from Italy). Military and navy are built up as well as infrastructure and economy.
    • Duchy of Naples: The government continues improving the situation as the Neapolitans calm down and the government is once more given to Italian leadership.
    • Colonial Empire: The infrastructure continues being built up. 
  • Oldenburg: Improves roads, trains troops and makes 1000 rifles. Agrees to Boer Dip from last round. 
  • Duchy of Modena: Military is built up. Roads are improved.
  • Greece: We will remain neutral for the next ten out of country wars, and begin industrializing faster and faster becoming the 27th most industrialized nation 26th if the C.S.A didn't secede.
  • Persia: Westernizing rapidly, we start to build factories, increasing our production. We manage to get our hands on Western Rifles and start to produce them, having 100 of them by the end of the year. Telegraph and Postal services are implemented and Westernization is in full gear. Looking to expand our dominion, we start recruiting more forces and mobilize near the Afghan-Persian border. Persia also mobilizes near our Northern border, hoping to revive the glory of the Persian Empire. We start to build roads for the army to quickly travel on; and we start building up our navy for naval dominance of the Persian gulf. Persia is open to any diplomacy talks with any major and colonial power except Britain, looking to expand Persia's influence into India, and to fend off aggression from Britain, Russia or the Ottomans.
  • British Empire: Infrastructure is updated in the British Isles. The coastline is claimed, but not actually settled for a depth of five miles on the Namibian coast from Cape colony to Walvis Bay yet. Two ironclads, six ships of the line, 6000 rifles, 2000 pistols and 100 cannons are made. 1000 more troops are recruited, Peacefully integration, enlightened and non-violent colonialism, education, literacy and inter-communal Christian/Hindu/Muslim/Sikh relations are encouraged. All colonial rebels are dealt with according to legal due process. 200 troops are sent to Cape Colony, Calcutta, the Gold Coast and Delhi. Beaver fur trapping and logging is built up in OTL Ontario, Quebec, Vancouver Island, Vancouver City (then a town), and Manitoba zones. All railways, road, ports, telegraph lines, farms and factories in the colonies and Britain are further developed. Border clashes continue with Burma. Exploration of the rural parts of Australia, NZ and Canada continue. The British Empire keeps a close eye on Afghanistan, USA, Spain and Burma. More funding for education is appropriated, in an effort to improve Ireland's and Calcutta's poor literacy rates. Sioux and Cree indian rebels are fought off in several bloody battles in southern Manitoba.
    • British Dip: We give Prussia, Greece, The Ottomans, Oldenburg, the Boers, the Netherlands and Brunswick and alliance. Trade and mutual defense deals are offered to Baden, Norway-Sweden, Japan, China, Annam, Oyo (a native Nigerian state), Kashmire, Punjab, San Marino, Moderna, Persia, Hannover and Liechtenstein.  A five-year NAP is offered to France, Italy, USA, Russia and Spain.
    • Oldenburg Dip: We agree. 

The game is too far advanced for me to want to rejoin.Whipsnade (talk) 19:16, September 2, 2014 (UTC)

You only missed like five turns and we need you; get back in here! Kurt Cobain's Haircut (talk) 01:40, September 3, 2014 (UTC)

As a player, I agree with Dax, because this game is falling apart 'without you, Whip. There are three main issues here including: Rimp and Sine are still debating over the results of the Ottoman-Spanish War, Non mods are updating the map and making mod events, and finally, Feud and Dax are not active mods as they are busy, which is the source of the previous two main problems. Please come back Whip and take charge of this game by posting the 1862 turn with mod events.  The American Civil War has started and it seems to be the highlight of this game, I don't want it to die now, not like this.  'I hope you are feeling better, Whip. This is UglyTurtle, Signing off. 17:20, September 3, 2014 (UTC)

  • British Dip: If Ottoman-held Egypt agrees with us, we will help them buld the Suez Canal in 1870, 50% British owend and 50% Ottoman (Egyptian) owned.Whipsnade (talk) 19:16, September 2, 2014 (UTC)

Federation of the Andes: The Federation's politics continue in a stable and efficient path while the economy continues is large expansionary growth expanding its market base into Central America taking the dominant business interests in Costa Rica and Nicaragua which also finally bring them into the Federations Sphere of influence and essentially near complete control over the politics of both countries. The Federation's military builds up its armed forces along the Peruvian border including artillery and a large cavalry force and keeps the troops well hidden to prevent the Peruvians from discovering or discerning how many troops are going around the border.  The Federation awaits the delivery of more of its ships from the company in France. The moderate industrialization continues with many new factories opening up and more railways being opened for the first time in years. These new railways between the three capitals are expanded heavily to incorporate some towns into the mix. The Federation stands down but leaves nearly 10,000 troops on the border with Peru. These troops are on the constant ready and a crack cavalry force of nearly 2000 is attached to the army leaving 8000 infantry, and 2000 cavalry. The Federations new man o' war also moves to a port near accompanied by two frigates. With Mexico leaving the Federation's sphere all investment is pulled out and the Federation owned factories are dismantled by their owners. The Federation begins to expand the growing of cotton, various fruits, and other things requested by the United States. The First shipment of modern weapons such as carbines, rifles, cannons and other weaponry is delivered and the weapons and munitions are immediately given to the nations most elite military units.

  • Nicaragua: With the influence by the Federation complete, the Nicaraguan economy becomes more dependent on the federation. With a few hundred thousand people, Nicaragua asks for the well trained Federation army to train and drill their forces. With this an army of about 10,000 regulars is raised with a mobilization capacity of about 25,000. The economy and its infrastructures are upgraded as well.
  • Costa Rica: The Costa Rican government brings a Pro Federation ruler into office and allows for Federation economics influence to flow in improving the working quality and level of employment. Following the Nicaraguan example the Costa Rican government deploys about 10,000 regulars and can mobilize about 25,000 as well. The first Costa Rican factory opens specializing in merchant ship building. 
  • 'Union Dip: We request the Federation of the Andes to offer supplies to us in order to help us in the American 'Civil War against the Confederation. (I recently found out that the algo for the 1848 was getting deleted and would be replaced by your algo. I was wondering whether the American Civil War would use your algo or Whip's algo.)

Mod event: Sioux, Navajo, Apache and Cree Native American Indians rebel in some parts of the USA. Chiapans and Mayans rebel in the mountains of Chiapas state, Mexico. The Aleuts rebel on Adack Island and kill some Russian Traders.

Sarawak Diplomacy: Sarawak offers an offensive-defensive alliance to Rattanoksin Thailand, for the next ten years. Secretly, it is promised that the two countries would co-operate to defeat Annam in 1861. (Note: Since Thailand fought and lost two [[1]] [[2]] bloody wars against the Annamese in the recent past, this should be an attractive prospect to the Rattanoksin Dynasty.) (Mod Response Needed).

They Agree.
  • Empire of Japan: Shogun Tokugawa Iemoch orders roads to be constructed all across Japan. Tairō Ii Naosuke sends diplomats to Oldenburg requesting the official establishment of an embassy there.
    • Japanese Dip: We accept the trade and mutual defense deals with Great Britain and we ask them to help us modernize our military.
    • British Dip: We agree. British coal is to be traded for Japanese silk. 100 rifles, 100 pistols and a few military advisers, tradesmen and missionaries go to Japan.
  • Republic of Argentina: With support from Brazil, the Unitarians continue to make noticeable gains in Argentina. The Battle of Caseros ousts Rosa from power, leaving a power vacuum. In this power vacuum, dragging out the civil war, although fighting between the two sides is uncommon.  Parana is declared the new capital of the confederation. Military development programs are launched as well in hopes of modernizing the armed forces. Los Progams Reubicación de 1854 begin, relocating POW's from the civil war into the Mapuche territory to expand the southern border. Taking a cue from the Brazilians, we build up a defense front against Paraguay. Following extensive fighting, Buenos Aires is rejoined into Argentina. Santiago Derqui taes power in Argentina, canceling many of Urquiza's programs.
  • Abyssinia (Ethiopia): We expand 75 px east, we also work on our railroads from last turn. The Idea for a Telegraph System is Accepted, and is estimated to be completed in 1864, As a result, the Morse Code is added to the Education Curriculum. More breech loaded rifles are produced for the Ethiopian military. The NTP continues to help our economy.
  • Empire of Brazil: Pedro II of Brazil continues to work on strengthening the economy. There is much growth this year and the economy is estimated to be growing at a rate of roughly 10.5% and production increases dramatically. Seeing Colombia’s rapid production increase more government incentives are placed on heavy industry and technical production. Several new factories are built along the coast and more roads extending into the amazon are built. Huge strides are made in the manufacturing and agricultural production sectors. The implementation or railways begins to be planned. Pedro III continues to grow up. The rail lines grow swiftly and there are 840km of track laid. This in turn speeds the growth of industry. The influx of European immigrants is quickly accepted into the nation and begin to spread quickly across the country while it also swells the number and increases the skill of the labor force. The Liberals and Conservatives continue to dispute, and Pedro must always watch them carefully. A defensive line is begun along the Paraguayan border, consisting of several fortified cities with redoubts every two miles, the line is continually thickened and fortified, as tension remains high.
  • Mexico: We continue to improve upon our infrastructure and improve our industry by building two more factories, with us now totaling twelve. We send troops out to the northern region of Mexico to quell the Native uprising.
  • Confederate States of America: In the belief that secession is legal under an oppressed government, We declare independence from United States. Montgomery, Alabama is declared the capital of the newly formed CSA. We try to influence Missouri, and Kentucky to try to join the Confederate States of America. The main goal of our military which has a lot of strong leaders is to "defend the Southern homeland." In the Confederate presidential election, Jefferson Davis is elected the first president of the CSA and Alexander H. Stephens is elected the first Vice-President of the CSA. We ask for other nations to aid and/or recognize the Confederate States, in return we will set up a trade route. General Robert E. Lee is the general of the newly developed and strong Army of Northern Virginia.
  • Confederate Dip: We are implementing "King Cotton Diplomacy" which will start embargos on cotton to European nations who rely heavily on cotton. Stating that a cotton embargo will be in place unless European nations support the CSA in the War against Northern Aggression.
    • Union Dip: "War of Northern Aggression?" What are you talking about? You were the one who launched an attack and bombarded Fort Sumter, thus forcing it to surrender. Your nation is the one who started the war, not us. Thus the American Civil War should be called "The War of Southern Aggression". We condemn the CSA for not only rebelling against us and thus causing instability, but also being hypocrites. We ask all European powers to not support these hypocritical rebels known as the Confederate States of America. We have a simple proposal for the Confederacy, either rejoin us peacefully or face the wrath of the superior industry, economy and military might of the Union.  (This is known as the Join or Die/ Surrender or Die proposal/policy.)
    • Confederate Dip: We will not rejoin the United States since we believe that the states have the right to secede if a government becomes oppressive. We will do whatever it takes to protect and defend the Great Confederate States of America.
    • Union Dip: Prepare for a long, painful death then.
    • Belgian Dip: We support the Union.
    • Union Dip: We thank Belgium for the support. While we don't necessarily need the support, it will ensure a quicker end to the American Civil War with a Union victory, this support will also most likely deter other European nations from supporting the Confederacy, which is the only way the CSA can win against us.
    • Belgian Dip: We know that the support is not needed from a small nation like Belgium, but it is meant as a statement, and we hope our allies will follow our example.
  • Morocco: The military reforms continue to be enacted, although supplies of modern weapons or uniforms are in short supply. As such, the reforms are largely limited to the royal guard, who are equipped with the best that Europe has to offer. Another regiment similarly trained and equipped is planned but put on hold until the supplies are ready. As such, they are only able to train. The Moroccan Navy also trains, and by now composes fifty xebecs or galleys in various conditions. Officers are sent to Tunis in the Ottoman Empire in order to train and learn new military tactics and organizational skills from the more advanced Ottomans. Influence along the oases and trade caravans to the south continues, and more pledge allegiance to the Sultan. Several hundred troops are stationed in the newly acquired cities of Timbuktu and Gao in order to maintain the Sultan's authority in the newly recaptured regions. Treaties with nearby tribesmen are also signed in order to help maintain influence there. With the war breaking out in Europe, more armed forces are mobilized, but action is not taken at this moment in time. 
  • Sarawak: With James Brooke killed in the abortive invasion of Annam, his half-Dayak son, Gawai Brooke, becomes Rajah of Sarawak. He initially presents himself as a different kind of ruler than his expansionist father, inaugurating the Council Negri, a kind of parliament for Dayak chieftains. As the nation enters a period of mourning for the defeat, he begins to foment ethnic hatred against the Annamese. This is made easy by the brutal repression of the Cham following the defeat of the revolt, with the rebels “slaughtered en masse”. In actuality, Gawai eagerly seeks vengeance on the Annamese for his father’s death. Transports continue to be gathered, with their numbers now standing at 100. Rifles continue to be manufactured an d distributed. This is done, however, in the name of self-defence. Sarawak also expands 75 px into Central Borneo.
    • Sabah: Sabah remains at peace, and thus is unaffected by the war. The Sabahan continue to grow ethnically and culturally closer to the Dayaks, and Iban continues to grow as a lingua franca.
Rattanoksin Dynasty Agrees to earlier Sarawak Diplomacy.

1862

  • The people of the CSA ask the government to ask Europe for aid.
  • The CSA's traders and ex-pats take note of the recent events in Mexico.
  • The Cree, Lakota, Navajo, Sioux, Apache and Comanche Native Americans rebel across the Great Plains Region in the USA and parts of Arkasor in the CSA.
  • The Tipidang rebels begin to lose ground in China and collapse back in on themselves and begin to fail.
  • The Aleuts rebel on Adack Island and kill some Russian Traders.
  • An armed uprising by bored and religiously annoyed Sepoys sees central Calcutta wrecked, with both several British and their native helpers killed. The British brutally crush them and the give some minor concessions to the survivors families and local elders.
  • Burma invades and annexes the pocket-sized Lao state of Vientiane.
  • The Sultanate of Hobyo starts sending ships south to raid the Swahili Coast and north to raid Aden. The British sink the pirate's two douws in Aden. Spain's player must deal with the three pirate douws attacking the Swahili Coast.
  • Peasants riot in the cities of Omsk, Ikustk and Smolensk.
  • The Ottoman Empire: Developments were brought to various parts of the Ottoman Empire. The period itself was known as the Period of Development for educational and economic reforms were brought by the Sultan Abdulmecid I who was keen on bringing the Empire back to its height although he knew very well it would not be an easy task. He was keen on having western education taught to the native Muslim population and as a result, had the Janissaries execute a large number of Imams who opposed Western education for fear that those Imams might cause the Empire to fall into chaos. The Sultan showed no interests in the wars that were taking place in Europe and was much more keen on re-establishing the Ottoman Empire as a strong state thus he was able to revert the Ottoman decline to stability although the sanctions during the war with Greece badly affected the Ottoman economy. In doing so, he came into conflict with the Russian Empire that had been steadily expanding into Eastern Europe although both the Russian Empire and the Ottoman were well aware of the fact that war would benefit neither side. Meanwhile, firearms and weaponary were produced in large numbers although the technological gap between the Ottoman and the rest of Europe remained and thus under immense pressure, the Sultan Abdulmecid I ordered the restoration of the Nizam i Cedid which was constantly under development and improvement in order to maximize the Ottoman power. The Ottoman artillery, however, was much more superior than that of many European nations and developments were brought to the navy with the Ottoman constructing a replica of the largest ship of line, Mahmudiye which was known as Usmaniyya. The Treaty of Athens was imposed upon the Greeks after they suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of the Turkish army. Meanwhile, the much more modern military corps the Nizam e Cedid slowly and gradually replaced the Janissaries. Industrialisation was brought to all of the Ottoman vassals and colonies thousands of Nubians were brought to Europe and Anatolia to serve as the labour force. In a direct response to the request by Belgium to form an axis against the Ottoman, a parade was held at Bucharest comprising of 1,300,000 people armed with rifles and carrying the Ottoman flag to show Ottoman strengthened and unity. Although the majority of those people in the participating in the parade were civilians, it was made to seem as if all of those were members of the military. This was done to show to those working against the Ottoman, that the Ottoman would not go down easily and the Ottoman were a force to be reckoned it. Meanwhile, although a status quo had been maintained in Greece due to the intervention of almost all of Europe, it had become apparent that the Ottoman would not go down easily. The Sultan announced his decision to amend the Ottoman foreign policy and to bring forth a series of economic reforms which would substantially decrease the harm brought to the Ottoman economy in the future. With the recent deceleration of war upon by Spain upon the Ottoman, the Ottoman fleet present at Tunis is ordered to defend Tunis and Tripolitania from any attack. Due to war against the Greeks only an year ago, the Ottoman soldiers being more prepared are sent from Egypt, Kuwait, Europe and Anatolia to defend Tunis. A long road is constructed from Tunis to Cairo and from Egyptian Sinai to Baghdad for quicker transport of materials. The Spanish forces had been defeated and the capture of Tunis and Tripoli prevented
    • '​Vilayet of Walachia and Moldavia [Ottoman Europe]: Islam is spread amongst the people and the Janissaries are deployed to maintain order in Serbia, Wallachia, Montenegro and Moldavia if they ever revolted and it is made sure by the Sultan that the Janissaries swore allegiance to him, not the Empire as he attempted to secure his power. Many nationalist groups were regularly hunted down and propaganda was spread amongst the people that their future lies with the Ottoman Empire and all the other nations were keen on exploiting their wealth. The Sultan Abdulmecid I was also keen on gaining the support of the people of the Balkans and a large number of natives were recruited into the Janissaries. Many trade routes were built to be used for trade with the Austro Hungary Empire and extensive work was done improve the living standards of the people as well as to increase the literacy rate. The Emperor knew very well that the Janissaries could easily defeat any rebellion but feared that excessive use of the Janissaries would undermine the position of the Sultan. Meanwhile, many minerals were extracted and crops grown to be later on exported to foreign states or other parts of the Empire. A large military was deployed to protect the frontiers of the nation and many firearms were developed.
    • Eyalet of Tunis and Tripolitania: With a great majority of it being a desert, most development projects were done by or near the coast. A major port had been built at Tunis to be used by the Ottoman merchant ships trading in the Mediterranean and large amount of gypsum was extracted annually to to be used in the construction of gypsum blocks although Gypsum was primarily used for finishing walls and ceiling. The Sultan ordered the construction of schools to be built for the study of Mathematics, Navigation and Sciences as he feared that the Ottomans were being left behind whilst the rest of the world was moving ahead. Religious studies was at many times discouraged although the Sultan did not go as far as to ban the study of Islam for fear of a rebellion. Meanwhile, the use of the Turkish language and the spread of Turkish culture was supported by the Sultan and to supply the tribes living in the deserts, wheat and other commodities were supplied from Europe. A great part of the navy was deployed and the Ottoman Empire supported the Berber pirates to establish complete Ottoman control over the Mediterranean. Tunis and Tripoli had been successfully defended from Spain.
    • Vilayet of Hejaz: The economy of the vilayet relied heavily on the annual Hajj and pilgrimage, where Muslims from all over the world travel to the cities of Mecca and Medina. The importance of the pilgrimage was such that a majority of townspeople, especially residents of Mecca and Medina, relied on windfall from the pilgrimages for daily sustenance. Many residents worked as guides for pilgrims, camel-brokers, built and provided pilgrim accommodations, sold or distributed Zamzam water. Primary exports from the Vilayet included coffee, dates, henna, gum, nacre, balsam and zamzam water. The port of Jeddah was utilised by foreign merchants for docking bring revenue, allowing development in the province. The Janissaries deployed at Al Hejaz was mostly of Turkish origin although a large number of Arabs were part of it and mostly supported the Sultan as opposed to establishing Janissary influence over an area.
    • Khedivate of Egypt: Economic progress was brought to the Khedivate by the cultivation and export of cotton. Efforts were made by the Sultan to promote western euducation and the study of medicines to help modernize the state, thus the Khedivate made a lot of progress. Meanwhile, the canal between Alexandria and the Nile - having long fallen -was reconstructed to allow the safe passage of merchants ships from Europe into the Red Sea thus allowing the Ottoman Empire to acquire taxes from the states utilising the canal. The control of the canal also meant that the Ottoman were in the position to effectively block any nation's trade, forcing them to rely on the Cape of Good Hope route. As opposed to the other provinces of the Ottoman Empire, the Janissarries were not deployed in the Khedivate of Egypt. In Egypt, instead the Talibs [Arabic for students] which consisted largely of Egyptians and Nubians seeking economic and educational reform were stationed. Although, this move was disliked by the Janissaries would believed this would affect their influence, the Sultan explained the need to gain the support of Egypt. In reality, however, the Sultan himself wanted to break the influence of the Janissaries and instead establish his own control and he did so by effectively manipulating the Talibs. Meanwhile, crops were grown along the River Nile to feed the people and the port of Alexandria was developed to suit modern standards. Gold extracted from mines in Egypt was sent to other parts of the Ottoman Empire although the gold was mainly used to stregthen the Ottoman economy and currency. The Khedivate expands 25 px towards the Red Sea. Sanctions and declare war upon Spain.
    • Emirate of Kuwait: The economy of Kuwait was already booming as many trade routes to Baghdad, Aleppo, Constantinople had been diverted to Kuwait which allowed access revenue and tax money to used to develop the state and build up a large military of 100,000 men. Many merchants from Basra arrived at Kuwait, allowing further revenue; drastically increasing the influence and importance of Kuwait for the Ottoman Empire which led it to be famously referred to as Marseiles of the Gulf. Kuwait also played a significant role in horse trade and annually exported 800 horses to India as well to other states. Kuwait's pearl industry boomed due to 750 - 800 vessels sent regularly to meet Europes elite's demand for pearl which brought so much revenue to Kuwait that the capital of Kuwait was considered by many of much more value than Constantinople itself. The Ottoman Sultan, keen on not allowing Kuwait to attempt to declare independence as it had found so much wealth, ordered 70% of Kuwait's annual earning to be utilised in modernizing the Ottoman Vilayets and the Ottoman Empire as well as to modernise the military and navy. The Emirate expands 10 px towards the west.
      • Ottoman - British Diplomacy: An alliance between the two states is accepted, so is the request brought forward by the British to share the profit gained from the construction of the Suez Canal.
  • Oldenburg: Roads, railways, farms and army training are improved. A second sloop of war and several more fishing vessel are made this year.
  • Persia: We ask Hispania for an alliance to secure positions with the Ottomans. We build dozens upon dozens of roads for multiple reasons. Postal, Newspapers, and other Western influences are fully implemented. The construction of the University of Tehran is completed, 500 students enroll within the opening day. Welfare reforms are passed passing out free food and water to the poor, and making sure they have shelter. We start construction of two warships to attain domination in the Persian Gulf.
    • Shi'ite Persia would never align with a Christian state that is Spain in the 1860s. Even if friendly relations were to develop, an alliance would rarely form. You need to remember that you're leading a state that has its own ideology and way of thinking. They would not agree with everything you say. Moving on, Persia would not try to spread western culture and influence as it was considered un-Islamic. They, however, did focus on spreading science, technology and education. Merely to modernize the state, not to have western influence completely taken over the peoples minds
  • Spain: With the army in Tunisia having an astounding success follows the defeat of the battle of Tunis and siege for Tripoli in early November, by the end of the previous year the Ottomans had been defeated. The occupation of Libya, however, only complicates the already precarious situation of the Spanish empire realizing this the state of Libya is established as a vassal for the time being. Tunisia becomes the Emirate of Tunisia under a Spanish backed noble for the time being. The military, navy are built up as well as infrastructure and economy.
    • Portugal: The military, navy, infrastructure and economy the railway section from lisboa continues to be built up and the reconstruction continues.
    • (If I won.)
    • Tunisia: The military, navy, infrastructure, and economy, the occupation continues and the creation of the local government based on the Spanish leadership and the previous Ottoman bet.
    • Libya: The creation of small military centres in the area of Tunisia begins although there remains a certain amount of resistance in the region of Libya.
    • Swahili: The military, navy, infrastructure and economy. The local constitution continues with local thriving and success. Spanish fleet ships begin patrolling the area and attacking any ship coming from hobyo, plans are built up to make a relatively well sized navy for the Swahili Kingdom.
    • Spanish Angola: The infrastructure continues building up. More Spanish explorers and settlers arrive.
    • Spanish Mozambique: The infrastructure continues building up. More Spanish explorers and settlers arrive.
    • Spanish Guinea: The infrastructure continues building up. More Spanish explorers and settlers arrive.
  • France: Military and navy are built up as well as economy and infrastructure. The railroad from Marseille to Paris continues being built. We remain neutral on the CSA but support the American government.
    • Duchy of Rome: The government of the city continues improving and the Pope once more is allowed a certain extent of power in the nation. However, the duke remains in power (noble from Italy). Military and navy are built up as well as infrastructure and economy.
    • Duchy of Naples: The government continues improving the situation as the Neapolitans calm down and the government is once more given to Italian leadership.
    • Colonial Empire: The infrastructure continues being built up. 
    • Union Dip: We thank our allies, the French Empire, for supporting the Union government. We see that you followed Belgium and we hope that other European nations follow you.
  • USA: The telegraph system is upgraded nationwide. Roads and railways are upgraded. Mosquito nets are handed out in the yellow fever zone to catch the mosquito. We build up our navy and military. We continue to send ships from Palmyra Atoll to Fiji and Western Samoa. We send ships to Easter Island to colonize it. Colonization is put to a halt. Texas becomes the Territory of Texas, instead of the Republic of Texas, thus ending 20/21 years of the Republic of Texas. While the war against Texas was successful, it was extremely controversial, and in an attempt to compromise between Democrats and Republicans, James Buchanan was nominated last year for the Democratic Party, and this year he is the President of the United States. Being a diplomat instead of a soldier, people expect him to be diplomatic instead of being a "warmonger". Like Johnson, however, Buchanan does the exact opposite of what he is expected to do, as he believes this policy will make the USA stronger. Thus the same policy as Texas is issued to California. With California is now a territory of the USA without the use of war needed, only the power of diplomacy, President Buchanan now rises in popularity. As California is a safe haven for natives and slaves, this solves the issue of slavery (temporarily.) The Democrats are relieved for choosing Buchanan over Pierce. Industry is built up once again throughout our territories and colonies. With the Republic of California becoming the Territory of California, we have achieved Manifest Destiny, and all the Southerns rejoice! A military parade is staged in Washington DC, with the national anthem playing. The Pike's Peak Gold Rush begins, and they are known as the 59ers. Mining towns begin to appear near Pike's Peak, and we have a surplus of gold, with this surplus, we use this money to produce heavy ships to trade to the Federation of the Andes, invest in Mexican industry, and thus help build it up, we also use it to for our own infrastructure. Having successfully 'annexed the Republic of California as the Autonomous Territory of California without the use of war, Buchanan secures his re-election campaign as the Democrats select him once again. Meanwhile, in the North, a rising star named Abraham Lincoln has managed to secure all the Northern States, giving him the nickname "The Northern Star" and Buchanaan "The Diplomat." The election is an extremely tight race, nobody knows who will become the president next year, and no one will know the massive impact of this election. Abraham Lincoln wins the election in an extremely tight and controversial race. This causes ten states to secede from the Union, including South Cariolina, North Carilonia, Missippi, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Virginia, and Tennessee and form the Confederate States of America. The war begins when they launch an attack on Fort Sumter and win. We declare war on the CSA and the military is mobilized.  The main military plan to subdue the Confederacy is The Anacada Plan, the Blockade of the CSA, in this blockade, we use our superior Union Navy to blockade the  Port of New Orleans. (Algo to be posted later) 'We call upon 250,000 loyal patriots to join the Union Army for 1861 and thus we do so. Congress issues the "Double Act", which states the Union Army shall double every year the American Civil War lasts. With it being the year 1862, the Army Doubles in size, making it 500,000. The deadliest day in American History, the Battle of Antietam, occurs. In the aftermath of Antietam, General McCellan is removed and is replaced by Henry Halleck. The landmark declaration, the Emancipation Proclamation, is given by President Lincoln, and shall take effect on January 1st of 1863.
    • US Territories: Law and order are enforced in Nebraska and Coronado territories, but not well. Ranches, farms, roads and telegraphs are upgraded. Infrastructure build up stops as we dedicate supplies to the Union.
    • Liberia: Ports, farms, roads and telegraphs are upgraded. Infrastructure build up is stopped as supplies go to the Union.
    • Palmyra Atoll: Agriculture happens.
    • Autonomous Territory of California: We continue to build up our military and navy. In our caves we mine coal and gold. We allow Native Americans and slaves to come into our nation and they become free when they come into our nation. Our port cities are continuing to built up. The economy expands. The capital of our nation Sacramento is continuing to be built up to look like the capital of the USA. We send ships to take over the islands of San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, San Nicolas, Santa Catalina, and San Clemente. More ships sail down to take over the islands of Guadalupe Island, Alijos Rocks, and Revillagigedo Islands. The telegraph system is upgraded nationwide. Roads and railways are upgraded. Farming has increased. Other cities are continuing to be built up, too, like San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, Oakland, San Diego, Phoenix, Tucson, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, and Carson City We farm the lands so that we can make food for our growing population.
    • Autonomous Territory of Texas (for Eastest to write): We are recruiting Texans for the United States military. We are rebuilding cities and towns that were damaged and destroyed from the Texan-American War. Roads are being extended to other U.S. states and territories for easier access. Infrastructure stops as we support the Union.
    • Autonomous Territory of California: We continue to build up our military and navy. In our caves we mine coal and gold. We allow Native Americans and slaves to come into our nation and they become free when they come into our nation. Our port cities are continuing to built up. The economy expands. The capital of our nation Sacramento is continuing to be built up to look like the capital of the USA. We send ships to take over the islands of San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, San Nicolas, Santa Catalina, and San Clemente. More ships sail down to take over the islands of Guadalupe Island, Alijos Rocks, and Revillagigedo Islands. The telegraph system is upgraded nationwide. Roads and railways are upgraded. Farming has increased. Other cities are continuing to be built up, too, like San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, Oakland, San Diego, Phoenix, Tucson, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, and Carson City. We farm the lands so that we can make food for our growing population. Infrastructure is stopped as we support the Union.
    • American Dip: As the CSA is an even bigger threat than we thought it would be (instead of it being a dinky rebellion, it a legitimate threat as we have only beaten it by one point during this year), we request the nations of Mexico, the Federation of the Andes, and France (France is our alliy in ATL) to support us with supplies and troops (mostly supplies) against the CSA in the American Civil War.
    • Mexican Dip: We are willing to send aid to the USA with both supplies and troops.
Fiji and Samoa agree to become allies and vassals of the USA.
A Spanish explorer finds the Gilbert Islands and Line Island which he claims for Spain.
  • Duchy of Modena: Military is built up. Roads are improved.
  • Oldenburg Dip: We offer Moderna a trade deal. Our rope traded for your wine.
  • Confederate States of America: We continue to build up our military and economy. We send 2000 troops to Arkansas to calm down the Native American rebellion there and state that if they help the CSA, they will get high honors from the Confederate government. Confederate troops are ordered to "defend the homeland." The amount of troops triple from 1861 in 1862 and is expected to triple that number in 1863. We try to influence Missouri, and Kentucky to try to join the Confederate States of America. North Carolina has recruited the most soldiers to fight for the CSA so far. We ask for other nations to aid and/or recognize the Confederate States, in return we will set up a trade route between the two nations and help them in future wars.
    • Confederate Dip: We are implementing "King Cotton Diplomacy" which will start embargoes on cotton to European nations who rely heavily on cotton. Stating that a cotton embargo will be in place unless European nations support the CSA in the Southern Revolution. Those nations that start to support the CSA will have their embargo lifted immediately.
    • Oldenburg Dip: Most of our clothes are made of wool and most of our ropes are made of hemp. We import them from the Dutch, Danes, Hannover and Prussia. We stay neutral in the Civil War.
    • Ottoman Dip: The Confederancy laying sanctions upon the import of Confederate cotton would delight the Ottoman for at the moment, the Ottoman Empire supply most of Europe with cotton. If the Confederate were to lay sanctions, more nations would turn to purchase cotton from us so the Ottoman fully support the King Cotton Diplomacy
  • Ethiopia: Construction on the Telegraph system is continued this year. We are now half-Westernized,we begin using some of the money from our successful NTP towards developing our industry. The Railroads are finally completed, linking and connecting the nation. The Army actually starts to use the breech loaded rifles that arrived last year, and begins training soldiers on how to shoot them, and load them. We expand 50 px east, and 50 px south.
  • Republic of Argentina: With support from Brazil, the Unitarians continue to make noticeable gains in Argentina. The Battle of Caseros ousts Rosa from power, leaving a power vacuum. In this power vacuum, Justo Jose de Urquiza rises to power in Argentina proper and begins preparing for a constitutional conference in Parana. Buenos Aires, against the Conference, declares itself separate from Argentina, dragging out the civil war, although fighting between the two sides is uncommon.  Parana is declared the new capital of the confederation as the nations (except Buenos Aires) draw closer together. Urquiza is slow to the process however, displeasing the unitarians. Urquiza begins industrialization programs in hopes of revitalizing the Argentine economy. Military development programs are launched as well in hopes of modernizing the armed forces. Los Progams Reubicación de 1854 begin, relocating POW's from the civil war into the Mapuche territory to expand the southern border. Taking a cue from the Brazilians, we build up a defense front against Paraguay. Following extensive fighting, Buenos Aires is rejoined into Argentina. Elections are set for next year.
  • Empire of Japan: Due to the trade and mutual defense deal signed with the British last year, the Chōshū domain and Xenophobic Rōnin forces rebel with the goal to overthrow the Tokoguwa Shogunate, to drive out all foreign influences in Japan and raise an army of 5000. Shogun Tokugawa Iemoch orders all road construction to be canceled and raises an army of 25,000 to destroy the rebellion. Tairō Ii Naosuke conscripts hundreds of peasants into his secret army plus he gains some of the British rifles and pistols.

1863

  • The Ottoman Empire: Developments were brought to various parts of the Ottoman Empire. The period itself was known as the Period of Development for educational and economic reforms were brought by the Sultan Abdulmecid I who was keen on bringing the Empire back to its height although he knew very well it would not be an easy task. He was keen on having western education taught to the native Muslim population and as a result, had the Janissaries execute a large number of Imams who opposed Western education for fear that those Imams might cause the Empire to fall into chaos. The Sultan showed no interests in the wars that were taking place in Europe and was much more keen on re-establishing the Ottoman Empire as a strong state thus he was able to revert the Ottoman decline to stability although the sanctions during the war with Greece badly affected the Ottoman economy. In doing so, he came into conflict with the Russian Empire that had been steadily expanding into Eastern Europe although both the Russian Empire and the Ottoman were well aware of the fact that war would benefit neither side. Meanwhile, firearms and weaponry were produced in large numbers although the technological gap between the Ottoman and the rest of Europe remained and thus under immense pressure, the Sultan Abdulmecid I ordered the restoration of the Nizam i Cedid which was constantly under development and improvement in order to maximize the Ottoman power. The Ottoman artillery however was much more superior than that of many European nations and developments were brought to the navy with the Ottoman constructing a replica of the largest ship of line, Mahmudiye which was known as Usmaniyya. The Treaty of Athens was imposed upon the Greeks after they suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of the Turkish army. Meanwhile, the much more modern military corps the Nizam e Cedid slowly and gradually replaced the Janissaries. Industrialisation was brought to all of the Ottoman vassals and colonies thousands of Nubians were brought to Europe and Anatolia to serve as the labour force. In a direct response to the request by Belgium to form an axis against the Ottoman, a parade was held at Bucharest comprising of 1,300,000 people armed with rifles and carrying the Ottoman flag to show Ottoman strengthened and unity. Although the majority of those people in the participating in the parade were civilians, it was made to seem as if all of those were members of the military. This was done to show to those working against the Ottoman, that the Ottoman would not go down easily and the Ottoman were a force to be reckoned it. Meanwhile, although a status quo had been maintained in Greece due to the intervention of almost all of Europe, it had become apparent that the Ottoman would not go down easily. The Sultan announced his decision to amend the Ottoman foreign policy and to bring forth a series of economic reforms which would substantially decrease the harm brought to the Ottoman economy in the future. With the recent deceleration of war upon by Spain upon the Ottoman, the Ottoman fleet present at Tunis is ordered to defend Tunis and Tripolitania from any attack. Due to war against the Greeks only an year ago, the Ottoman soldiers being more prepared are sent from Egypt, Kuwait, Europe and Anatolia to defend Tunis. A long road is constructed from Tunis to Cairo and from Egyptian Sinai to Baghdad for quicker transport of materials. The Spanish forces had been defeated and the capture of Tunis and Tripoli prevented
    • '​Vilayet of Walachia and Moldavia [Ottoman Europe]: Islam is spread amongst the people and the Janissaries are deployed to maintain order in Serbia, Wallachia, Montenegro and Moldavia if they ever revolted and it is made sure by the Sultan that the Janissaries swore allegiance to him, not the Empire as he attempted to secure his power. Many nationalist groups were regularly hunted down and propaganda was spread amongst the people that their future lies with the Ottoman Empire and all the other nations were keen on exploiting their wealth. The Sultan Abdulmecid I was also keen on gaining the support of the people of the Balkans and a large number of natives were recruited into the Janissaries. Many trade routes were built to be used for trade with the Austro Hungary Empire and extensive work was done improve the living standards of the people as well as to increase the literacy rate. The Emperor knew very well that the Janissaries could easily defeat any rebellion but feared that excessive use of the Janissaries would undermine the position of the Sultan. Meanwhile, many minerals were extracted and crops grown to be later on exported to foreign states or other parts of the Empire. A large military was deployed to protect the frontiers of the nation and many firearms were developed.
    • Eyalet of Tunis and Tripolitania: With a great majority of it being a desert, most development projects were done by or near the coast. A major port had been built at Tunis to be used by the Ottoman merchant ships trading in the Mediterranean and large amount of gypsum was extracted annually to to be used in the construction of gypsum blocks although Gypsum was primarily used for finishing walls and ceiling. The Sultan ordered the construction of schools to be built for the study of Mathematics, Navigation and Sciences as he feared that the Ottomans were being left behind whilst the rest of the world was moving ahead. Religious studies was at many times discouraged although the Sultan did not go as far as to ban the study of Islam for fear of a rebellion. Meanwhile, the use of the Turkish language and the spread of Turkish culture was supported by the Sultan and to supply the tribes living in the deserts, wheat and other commodities were supplied from Europe. A great part of the navy was deployed and the Ottoman Empire supported the Berber pirates to establish complete Ottoman control over the Mediterranean. Tunis and Tripoli had been successfully defended from Spain
    • Vilayet of Hejaz: The economy of the vilayet relied heavily on the annual Hajj and pilgrimage, where Muslims from all over the world travel to the cities of Mecca and Medina. The importance of the pilgrimage was such that a majority of townspeople, especially residents of Mecca and Medina, relied on windfall from the pilgrimages for daily sustenance. Many residents worked as guides for pilgrims, camel-brokers, built and provided pilgrim accommodations, sold or distributed Zamzam water. Primary exports from the Vilayet included coffee, dates, henna, gum, nacre, balsam and zamzam water. The port of Jeddah was utilised by foreign merchants for docking bring revenue, allowing development in the province. The Janissaries deployed at Al Hejaz was mostly of Turkish origin although a large number of Arabs were part of it and mostly supported the Sultan as opposed to establishing Janissary influence over an area.
    • Khedivate of Egypt: Economic progress was brought to the Khedivate by the cultivation and export of cotton. Efforts were made by the Sultan to promote western euducation and the study of medicines to help modernize the state, thus the Khedivate made a lot of progress. Meanwhile, the canal between Alexandria and the Nile - having long fallen -was reconstructed to allow the safe passage of merchants ships from Europe into the Red Sea thus allowing the Ottoman Empire to acquire taxes from the states utilising the canal. The control of the canal also meant that the Ottoman were in the position to effectively block any nation's trade, forcing them to rely on the Cape of Good Hope route. As opposed to the other provinces of the Ottoman Empire, the Janissarries were not deployed in the Khedivate of Egypt. In Egypt, instead the Talibs [Arabic for students] which consisted largely of Egyptians and Nubians seeking economic and educational reform were stationed. Although, this move was disliked by the Janissaries would believed this would affect their influence, the Sultan explained the need to gain the support of Egypt. In reality, however, the Sultan himself wanted to break the influence of the Janissaries and instead establish his own control and he did so by effectively manipulating the Talibs. Meanwhile, crops were grown along the River Nile to feed the people and the port of Alexandria was developed to suit modern standards. Gold extracted from mines in Egypt was sent to other parts of the Ottoman Empire although the gold was mainly used to stregthen the Ottoman economy and currency. The Khedivate expands 25 px towards the Red Sea Sanctions and declare war upon Spain
    • Emirate of Kuwait: The economy of Kuwait was already booming as many trade routes to Baghdad, Aleppo, Constantinople had been diverted to Kuwait which allowed access revenue and tax money to used to develop the state and build up a large military of 100,000 men. Many merchants from Basra arrived at Kuwait, allowing further revenue; drastically increasing the influence and importance of Kuwait for the Ottoman Empire which led it to be famously referred to as Marseiles of the Gulf. Kuwait also played a significant role in horse trade and annually exported 800 horses to India as well to other states. Kuwait's pearl industry boomed due to 750 - 800 vessels sent regularly to meet Europes elite's demand for pearl which brought so much revenue to Kuwait that the capital of Kuwait was considered by many of much more value than Constantinople itself. The Ottoman Sultan, keen on not allowing Kuwait to attempt to declare independence as it had found so much wealth, ordered 70% of Kuwait's annual earning to be utilised in modernizing the Ottoman Vilayets and the Ottoman Empire as well as to modernise the military and navy. The Emirate expands 10 px towards the west.
      • Ottoman - British Diplomacy: An alliance between the two states is accepted, so is the request brought forward by the British to share the profit gained from the construction of the Suez Canal.
      • British-Otoman Diplomacy- Agreed. 
  • Oldenburg: 100 breech loaded rifles and two steel breech loaded artillery pieces are produced and distributed throughout the army, who are taught in Enfilade and defilade to the 100 newly created reserve maltia. The telegraph system is upgraded nationwide. Roads and railways are upgraded in urban localitys. Cheval de frise and earth embankments stretch across the coastline. Infrastructure continues being developed.
  • Denmark: We increase our economy, gathering our harvest from our farms, we also ask Sweden-Norway for relations to improve our relations.
    • Oldenburg Dip: We offer Denmark a trade deal and an alliance. 
  • Duchy of Modena: Military and infrastructure are built up.
  • Greece: *a terriorist group forms* I will try to defend against my own civil war. (next year.)
    • Greek Dip: I would like to learn how to make silk, China. In turn, I will give you 10,000,000 dollars (2014 U.S.D.)
    • You are funding heavily on increasing the size of your military which would have drastic effects on your economy and now you are throwing out ten million to learn how to make silk? Greece is going to be bankrupt. RexImperio (talk) 04:04, September 6, 2014 (UTC)
    • In the long run, Rex, It would actually be worth more because silk is twice as valuable as cotton.
  • Confederate States of America: We continue to build up our military and economy. Confederate troops are ordered to "defend the homeland." The amount of troops triple from 1862 as we try to fight for independence. We try to influence Missouri, and Kentucky to try to join the Confederate States of America. North Carolina has recruited the most soldiers to fight for the CSA so far. We ask for other nations to aid and/or recognize the Confederate States, in return we will set up a trade route between the two nations and help them in future wars. The bullet that killed Stonewall Jackson in OTL barely misses him and thus, he is not killed in the Battle of Chancellorsville. President Davis has ordered General Robert E. Lee to not invade Pennsylvania but to stay put and defend in Virginia or Maryland.
    • Many people in the south of Missuori rally in support of the Confederacy, but are put down by Union forces. Kentucky sees pro-Union and Pro-Confederacy eliments rioting in some places.
      • Confederate Dip: We are implementing "King Cotton Diplomacy" which will start embargoes on cotton to European nations who rely heavily on cotton. Stating that a cotton embargo will be in place unless European nations support the CSA in the Southern Revolution. Those nations that start to support the CSA will have their embargo lifted immediately.
      • Ottoman Diplomacy: Diplomats are sent to all of Europe [Except Spain] requesting their governments not to succumb to the King Cotton Policy and instead purchase cotton from one of the largest cotton producers; that is the Ottoman Empire
      • Belgian Dip: Leopold I decide to accept this offer, and hopes to start up Ottoman-Belgian relations again, and lifts the embargo and sanctions.
      • Ottoman Diplomacy: The Ottoman Sultan apologizes for having previously had referred to King Leopold I as a hypocrite. Moving on, the Ottoman are delighted at the sanctions revoked by Britain and Belgium and now hope to establish cordial relations with both states, with an alliance having already formed with the former. Finally, Belgian merchant ships are now allowed to utilise the Suez Canal, built and shared jointly by Britain and the Ottoman.
  • Persia: Our economy and infrastructure, the Shah orders eight Warships to be constructed.
  • Republic of Argentina: With support from Brazil, the Unitarians continue to make noticeable gains in Argentina. The Battle of Caseros ousts Rosa from power, leaving a power vacuum. In this power vacuum, Justo Jose de Urquiza rises to power in Argentina proper and begins preparing for a constitutional conference in Parana.  Urquiza begins industrialization programs in hopes of revitalizing the Argentine economy. Military development programs are launched as well in hopes of modernizing the armed forces. Los Progams Reubicación de 1854 begin, relocating POW's from the civil war into the Mapuche territory to expand the southern border. Taking a cue from the Brazilians, we build up a defense front against Paraguay. Following extensive fighting, Buenos Aires is rejoined into Argentina. Urquiza loses the elections, being replaced by a new President of the republic.(OOC: I swear I will have a new copy posted soon.)
  • Empire of Japan: Tairō Ii Naosuke reveals his peasant army - and together with the Shogunate Forces and British advisors and equipment, crush the Chōshū Rebellion. As punishment, the Chōshū Domain is governed now exclusively by a Bugyō appointed by the Shogun himself. Shogun Tokugawa Iemoch decides to merge Tairō Ii Naosuke's peasant army with the Shogunate Forces and begins a brutal crackdown on all anti-Shogunate forces in Japan, such as Sonnō jōi-influenced movements. Shogun Tokugawa Iemoch orders the improvement of all infrastructure in Japan.
  • Ethiopia: We are now three-quarters westernized, We are almost finished making the telegraph system and continue the NTP. We continue to build up our industry, and distribute more breech loaded rifles to our military. We continue to keep the Morse code a part of the cicurriculum for education. The entire Middle class can now afford to send their children to school. We expand 75 px east, and 25 px north.
  • Empire of Brazil: Pedro II of Brazil continues to work on strengthening the economy. There is much growth this year and the economy is estimated to be growing at a rate of roughly 10.5% and production increases dramatically. Seeing Colombia’s rapid production increase more government incentives are placed on heavy industry and technical production. Several new factories are built along the coast and more roads extending into the amazon are built. Huge strides are made in the manufacturing and agricultural production sectors. The implementation or railways begins to be planned. Pedro III continues to grow up. The rail lines grow swiftly and there are 1450 km of track laid. This in turn speeds the growth of industry. The influx of European immigrants is quickly accepted into the nation and begin to spread quickly across the country while it also swells the number and increases the skill of the labor force. The Liberals and Conservatives continue to dispute, and Pedro must always watch them carefully. The defensive line is maintained in the event of an invasion.
  • Spain: With the army in Tunisia having an astounding success follows the defeat of the battle of Tunis and siege for Tripoli in early November, by the end of the previous year the Ottomans had been defeated. The occupation of Libya, however, only complicates the already precarious situation of the Spanish empire realizing this the state of Libya is established as a vassal for the time being. Tunisia becomes the Emirate of Tunisia under a Spanish backed noble for the time being. The military, navy are built up as well as infrastructure and economy.
    • Portugal: The military, navy, infrastructure and economy the railway section from lisboa continues to be built up and the reconstruction continues.
    • (If I won.)
    • Tunisia: The military, navy, infrastructure, and economy, the occupation continues and the creation of the local government based on the Spanish leadership and the previous Ottoman bet.
    • Libya: The creation of small military centres in the area of Tunisia begins although there remains a certain amount of resistance in the region of Libya.
    • Swahili: The military, navy, infrastructure and economy. The local constitution continues with local thriving and success. Spanish fleet ships begin patrolling the area and attacking any ship coming from hobyo, plans are built up to make a relatively well sized navy for the Swahili Kingdom.
    • Spanish Angola: The infrastructure continues building up. More Spanish explorers and settlers arrive.
    • Spanish Mozambique: The infrastructure continues building up. More Spanish explorers and settlers arrive.
    • Spanish Guinea: The infrastructure continues building up. More Spanish explorers and settlers arrive.
  • France: Military and navy are built up as well as economy and infrastructure. The railroad from Marseille to Paris continues being built. We remain neutral on the CSA but support the American government.
    • Duchy of Rome: The government of the city continues improving and the Pope once more is allowed a certain extent of power in the nation. However, the duke remains in power (noble from Italy). Military and navy are built up as well as infrastructure and economy.
    • Duchy of Naples: The government continues improving the situation as the Neapolitans calm down and the government is once more given to Italian leadership.
    • Colonial Empire: The infrastructure continues being built up. 
    • Union Dip: We thank our allies, the French Empire, for supporting the Union government. We see that you followed Belgium and we hope that other European nations follow you.
  • USA: The telegraph system is upgraded nationwide. Roads and railways are upgraded. Mosquito nets are handed out in the yellow fever zone to catch the mosquito. We build up our navy and military. We continue to send ships from Palmyra Atoll to Fiji and Western Samoa. We send ships to Easter Island to colonize it. Colonization is put to a halt. Texas becomes the Territory of Texas, instead of the Republic of Texas, thus ending 20/21 years of the Republic of Texas. While the war against Texas was successful, it was extremely controversial, and in an attempt to compromise between Democrats and Republicans, James Buchanan was nominated last year for the Democratic Party, and this year he is the President of the United States. Being a diplomat instead of a soldier, people expect him to be diplomatic instead of being a "warmonger". Like Johnson, however, Buchanan does the exact opposite of what he is expected to do, as he believes this policy will make the USA stronger. Thus the same policy as Texas is issued to California. With California is now a territory of the USA without the use of war needed, only the power of diplomacy, President Buchanan now rises in popularity. As California is a safe haven for natives and slaves, this solves the issue of slavery (temporarily.) The Democrats are relieved for choosing Buchanan over Pierce. Industry is built up once again throughout our territories and colonies. With the Republic of California becoming the Territory of California, we have achieved Manifest Destiny, and all the Southerns rejoice! A military parade is staged in Washington DC, with the national anthem playing. The Pike's Peak Gold Rush begins, and they are known as the 59ers. Mining towns begin to appear near Pike's Peak, and we have a surplus of gold, with this surplus, we use this money to produce heavy ships to trade to the Federation of the Andes, invest in Mexican industry, and thus help build it up, we also use it to for our own infrastructure. Having successfully 'annexed the Republic of California as the Autonomous Territory of California without the use of war, Buchanan secures his re-election campaign as the Democrats select him once again. Meanwhile, in the North, a rising star named Abraham Lincoln has managed to secure all the Northern States, giving him the nickname "The Northern Star" and Buchanaan "The Diplomat." The election is an extremely tight race, nobody knows who will become the president next year, and no one will know the massive impact of this election. Abraham Lincoln wins the election in an extremely tight and controversial race. This causes ten states to secede from the Union, including South Cariolina, North Carilonia, Missippi, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Virginia, and Tennessee and form the Confederate States of America. The war begins when they launch an attack on Fort Sumter and win. We declare war on the CSA and the military is mobilized.  The main military plan to subdue the Confederacy is The Anacada Plan, the Blockade of the CSA, in this blockade, we use our superior Union Navy to blockade the  Port of New Orleans. (Algo to be posted later) 'We call upon 250,000 loyal patriots to join the Union Army for 1861 and thus we do so. Congress issues the "Double Act", which states the Union Army shall double every year the American Civil War lasts. With it being the year 1862, the Army Doubles in size, making it 500,000. The deadliest day in American History, the Battle of Antietam, occurs. In the aftermath of Antietam, General McCellan is removed and is replaced by Henry Halleck. The landmark declaration, the Emancipation Proclamation, is given by President Lincoln, and shall take effect on January 1st of 1863. On January 1st 1863 the Union enacts the Emancipation Proclomation. The Battle of Gettysburg, the deadliest battle in the Civil War and all of American history occurs with a descive Union Victory, thus being a turning point of the war. President Lincoln gives the Gettysburg Address. The Double act continues to be implemented, which means our army goes from 500,000 to 1,000,000.
    • US Territories: Law and order are enforced in Nebraska and Coronado territories, but not well. Ranches, farms, roads and telegraphs are upgraded. Infrastructure build up stops as we dedicate supplies to the Union.
    • Liberia: Ports, farms, roads and telegraphs are upgraded. Infrastructure build up is stopped as supplies go to the Union.
    • Palmyra Atoll: Agriculture happens.
    • Autonomous Territory of California: We continue to build up our military and navy. In our caves we mine coal and gold. We allow Native Americans and slaves to come into our nation and they become free when they come into our nation. Our port cities are continuing to built up. The economy expands. The capital of our nation Sacramento is continuing to be built up to look like the capital of the USA. We send ships to take over the islands of San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, San Nicolas, Santa Catalina, and San Clemente. More ships sail down to take over the islands of Guadalupe Island, Alijos Rocks, and Revillagigedo Islands. The telegraph system is upgraded nationwide. Roads and railways are upgraded. Farming has increased. Other cities are continuing to be built up, too, like San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, Oakland, San Diego, Phoenix, Tucson, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, and Carson City We farm the lands so that we can make food for our growing population.
    • Autonomous Territory of Texas (for Eastest to write): We are recruiting Texans for the United States military. We are rebuilding cities and towns that were damaged and destroyed from the Texan-American War. Roads are being extended to other U.S. states and territories for easier access. Infrastructure stops as we support the Union.
    • Autonomous Territory of California: We continue to build up our military and navy. In our caves we mine coal and gold. We allow Native Americans and slaves to come into our nation and they become free when they come into our nation. Our port cities are continuing to built up. The economy expands. The capital of our nation Sacramento is continuing to be built up to look like the capital of the USA. We send ships to take over the islands of San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, San Nicolas, Santa Catalina, and San Clemente. More ships sail down to take over the islands of Guadalupe Island, Alijos Rocks, and Revillagigedo Islands. The telegraph system is upgraded nationwide. Roads and railways are upgraded. Farming has increased. Other cities are continuing to be built up, too, like San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, Oakland, San Diego, Phoenix, Tucson, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, and Carson City. We farm the lands so that we can make food for our growing population. Infrastructure is stopped as we support the Union.
    • American Dip: As the CSA is an even bigger threat than we thought it would be (instead of it being a dinky rebellion, it a legitimate threat as we have only beaten it by one point during this year), we request the nations of Mexico, the Federation of the Andes, and France (France is our alliy in ATL) to support us with supplies and troops (mostly supplies) against the CSA in the American Civil War.
    • Mexican Dip: We are willing to send aid to the USA with both supplies and troops.

1864

A heavy winter hits some parts of Ukraine, Belorussian and Finland killing many crops.
Both Paraguay and Bolivia claim there part of the green zone between them and Argentina as the local native war-bands are at last being quelled. Argentina's player will have to decide if Argentina will do likewise.
Chile sends explorers to the Chiloé Archipelago off the coast of Chile and lays claim to them after pacifying the locals by either with trade or war, each in about equal measure. The Chono people kill those who go to our OTL Aysén Region as in OTL. Ill health and local mosquitoes finish of those who did not flee the region after the attacks.
A hurricane devastates neighboring islander Kingdom of Tahiti and islander Kingdom of Huahine in the South Pacific.
The remnant of Sulu merges in to the Lumiad state.
The white part in Sumatra vassilates to the Dutch and the white patch in Borneo vassalates to Sarawak 
  • Oldenburg: We offer our support to Greece, Moderna, Persia and Denmark. We send them 20 breech loading rifles, if they want them.
    • Oldenburg Dip: We offer Denmark a trade deal and an alliance.
    • Greek Dip: Thanks for the offer, and I stop hostility to Denmark and lift sanctions (If plausible) and even request alliance.
      • Yes, you can end sanctions. You can request an alliance, if Denmark agrees to it.
  • Greece: Severus VI becomes president and replaces the assassinated Basil IV *Becomes 15th most advanced country in the world and would like to ally France for the deal that they would give Italy independence* The army is cut in half as many of the army is recommended to go to their original jobs, and finally the Spartan lines is created along with the first Greek ironclad ship and submarine the first of the ironclad ships is named the G.S.S (short for Greek Steam Ship) Athens.
    • The French vehemently refuse to release Naples. However, they are intrigued by the Greek offer.
    • Severus VI: I will give 200 of my 500 million currency. Pandadude12345Rblx: Severus really does own 40 billion dollars (2014 U.S.D).
  • Persia: Our economy improves as well as our infrastructure, completing westernization.
  • Republic of Argentina: With support from Brazil, the Unitarians continue to make noticeable gains in Argentina. The Battle of Caseros ousts Rosa from power, leaving a power vacuum. In this power vacuum, Justo Jose de Urquiza rises to power in Argentina proper and begins preparing for a constitutional conference in Parana. Urquiza begins industrialization programs in hopes of revitalizing the Argentine economy. Military development programs are launched as well in hopes of modernizing the armed forces. Los Progams Reubicación de 1854 begin, relocating POW's from the civil war into the Mapuche territory to expand the southern border. Taking a cue from the Brazilians, we build up a defense front against Paraguay. Following extensive fighting, Buenos Aires is rejoined into Argentina. Urquiza loses the elections, being replaced by a new President of the republic. (OOC: I swear I will have a new copy posted soon.)
  • Confederate States of America: We continue to build up our military and economy. Confederate troops are ordered to "defend the homeland." The amount of troops triple from 1863 as we try to fight for independence. We try to influence Missouri, and Kentucky to try to join the Confederate States of America. North Carolina has recruited the most soldiers to fight for the CSA so far. We ask for other nations to aid and/or recognize the Confederate States, in return we will set up a trade route between the two nations and help them in future wars.
    • Indian Territory: With the occupation of the Indian Territory, the Native Americans in the Indian Territory volunteer to fight for the CSA. They have set up several Indian infantry units to occupy the Indian Territory.
  • Spain: With the army in Tunisia having an astounding success follows the defeat of the battle of Tunis and siege for Tripoli in early November, by the end of the previous year the Ottomans had been defeated. The occupation of Libya, however, only complicates the already precarious situation of the Spanish empire realizing this the state of Libya is established as a vassal for the time being. Tunisia becomes the Emirate of Tunisia under a Spanish backed noble for the time being. The military, navy are built up as well as infrastructure and economy.The nations lifts the sanctions to the Ottomans we begin considering helping the Union against the CSA but many see this concerning the imperial claims on the Antilles and the Dominican Republic.
    • Portugal: The military, navy, infrastructure and economy the railway section from Lisboa continues to be built up and the reconstruction continues. The nation lifts the sanctions to the Ottomans.
    • (If I won.)
    • Tunisia: The military, navy, infrastructure, and economy, the occupation continues and the creation of the local government based on the Spanish leadership and the previous Ottoman bet.
    • Libya: The creation of small military centres in the area of Tunisia begins although there remains a certain amount of resistance in the region of Libya.
    • Swahili: The military, navy, infrastructure and economy. The local constitution continues with local thriving and success. Spanish fleet ships begin patrolling the area and attacking any ship coming from hobyo, plans are built up to make a relatively well sized navy for the Swahili Kingdom.
    • Spanish Angola: The infrastructure continues building up. More Spanish explorers and settlers arrive.
    • Spanish Mozambique: The infrastructure continues building up. More Spanish explorers and settlers arrive.
    • Spanish Guinea: The infrastructure continues building up. More Spanish explorers and settlers arrive.
    • Spanish Antilles and Dominican Rep: Military and navy are built up.
  • France: Military and navy are built up as well as economy and infrastructure. The railroad from Marseille to Paris continues being built. We remain neutral on the CSA but support the American government. The nations lifts the sanctions to the Ottomans. The French empire sends supplies to the Union in their fight off the CSA.
    • Duchy of Rome: The government of the city continues improving and the Pope once more is allowed a certain extent of power in the nation. However, the duke remains in power (noble from Italy). Military and navy are built up as well as infrastructure and economy. The nation lifts the sanctions to the Ottomans.
    • Duchy of Naples: The government continues improving the situation as the Neapolitans calm down and the government is once more given to Italian leadership. The nation lifts the sanctions to the Ottomans.
    • Colonial Empire: The infrastructure continues being built up.
  • Denmark: We export our vegetables to our neighbours, we improve our economy.
    • Greenland: Fishermen continue to fish and export.
    • Faroe Islands: We build up more houses in Tórnshavn.
    • Iceland: We build up more farms and houses in Reykjavik.
    • Duchy of Holstein: Our industry increases.
  • Empire of Japan As part of the crackdown on all anti-Shogunate forces and growing fear that the Satsuma Domain might rebel, Shogun Tokugawa Iemochi orders the removal of Shimazu Tadayoshi and replaces him with a Bugyō appointed by the Shogun. He also orders Shimazu Hisamitsu to commit Seppuku for allegedly helping the Chōshū Rebels. Tairō Ii Naosuke sends diplomats to the British requesting that they send experts to help the Japanese build steam engines.
  • Mexico: We continue to build more factories and improve the countries infrastructure. We keep modernizing our military and keeping them up to date.
  • USA: The telegraph system is upgraded nationwide. Roads and railways are upgraded. Mosquito nets are handed out in the yellow fever zone to catch the mosquito. We build up our navy and military. We continue to send ships from Palmyra Atoll to Fiji and Western Samoa. We send ships to Easter Island to colonize it. Colonization is put to a halt. Texas becomes the Territory of Texas, instead of the Republic of Texas, thus ending 20/21 years of the Republic of Texas. While the war against Texas was successful, it was extremely controversial, and in an attempt to compromise between Democrats and Republicans, James Buchanan was nominated last year for the Democratic Party, and this year he is the President of the United States. Being a diplomat instead of a soldier, people expect him to be diplomatic instead of being a "warmonger". Like Johnson, however, Buchanan does the exact opposite of what he is expected to do, as he believes this policy will make the USA stronger. Thus the same policy as Texas is issued to California. With California is now a territory of the USA without the use of war needed, only the power of diplomacy, President Buchanan now rises in popularity. As California is a safe haven for natives and slaves, this solves the issue of slavery (temporarily.) The Democrats are relieved for choosing Buchanan over Pierce. Industry is built up once again throughout our territories and colonies. With the Republic of California becoming the Territory of California, we have achieved Manifest Destiny, and all the Southerns rejoice! A military parade is staged in Washington DC, with the national anthem playing. The Pike's Peak Gold Rush begins, and they are known as the 59ers. Mining towns begin to appear near Pike's Peak, and we have a surplus of gold, with this surplus, we use this money to produce heavy ships to trade to the Federation of the Andes, invest in Mexican industry, and thus help build it up, we also use it to for our own infrastructure. Having successfully 'annexed the Republic of California as the Autonomous Territory of California without the use of war, Buchanan secures his re-election campaign as the Democrats select him once again. Meanwhile, in the North, a rising star named Abraham Lincoln has managed to secure all the Northern States, giving him the nickname "The Northern Star" and Buchanaan "The Diplomat." The election is an extremely tight race, nobody knows who will become the president next year, and no one will know the massive impact of this election. Abraham Lincoln wins the election in an extremely tight and controversial race. This causes ten states to secede from the Union, including South Cariolina, North Carilonia, Missippi, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Virginia, and Tennessee and form the Confederate States of America. The war begins when they launch an attack on Fort Sumter and win. We declare war on the CSA and the military is mobilized.  The main military plan to subdue the Confederacy is The Anacada Plan, the Blockade of the CSA, in this blockade, we use our superior Union Navy to blockade the  Port of New Orleans. (Algo to be posted later) 'We call upon 250,000 loyal patriots to join the Union Army for 1861 and thus we do so. Congress issues the "Double Act", which states the Union Army shall double every year the American Civil War lasts. With it being the year 1862, the Army Doubles in size, making it 500,000. The deadliest day in American History, the Battle of Antietam, occurs. In the aftermath of Antietam, General McCellan is removed and is replaced by Henry Halleck. The landmark declaration, the Emancipation Proclamation, is given by President Lincoln, and shall take effect on January 1st of 1863. On January 1st 1863 the Union enacts the Emancipation Proclomation. The Battle of Gettysburg, the deadliest battle in the Civil War and all of American history occurs with a descive Union Victory, thus being a turning point of the war. President Lincoln gives the Gettysburg Address. The Double act continues to be implemented, which means our army goes from 500,000 to 1,000,000. The Double Act continues, with the Union Army now at 2,000,000 soldiers. It is now Grant vs. Lee. Sherman's March to the Sea also begins. Both campaigns win.
    • US Territories: Law and order are enforced in Nebraska and Coronado territories, but not well. Ranches, farms, roads and telegraphs are upgraded. Infrastructure build up stops as we dedicate supplies to the Union.
      • Algo result-Grant vs. Lee. Grant wins. Sherman's March to the Sea is also devasting to the Confederacy. Next year is the last year of the war?
    • Liberia: Ports, farms, roads and telegraphs are upgraded. Infrastructure build up is stopped as supplies go to the Union.
    • Palmyra Atoll: Agriculture happens.
    • Autonomous Territory of California: We continue to build up our military and navy. In our caves we mine coal and gold. We allow Native Americans and slaves to come into our nation and they become free when they come into our nation. Our port cities are continuing to built up. The economy expands. The capital of our nation Sacramento is continuing to be built up to look like the capital of the USA. We send ships to take over the islands of San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, San Nicolas, Santa Catalina, and San Clemente. More ships sail down to take over the islands of Guadalupe Island, Alijos Rocks, and Revillagigedo Islands. The telegraph system is upgraded nationwide. Roads and railways are upgraded. Farming has increased. Other cities are continuing to be built up, too, like San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, Oakland, San Diego, Phoenix, Tucson, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, and Carson City We farm the lands so that we can make food for our growing population.
    • Autonomous Territory of Texas (for Eastest to write): We are recruiting Texans for the United States military. We are rebuilding cities and towns that were damaged and destroyed from the Texan-American War. Roads are being extended to other U.S. states and territories for easier access. Infrastructure stops as we support the Union.
    • Autonomous Territory of California: We continue to build up our military and navy. In our caves we mine coal and gold. We allow Native Americans and slaves to come into our nation and they become free when they come into our nation. Our port cities are continuing to built up. The economy expands. The capital of our nation Sacramento is continuing to be built up to look like the capital of the USA. We send ships to take over the islands of San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, San Nicolas, Santa Catalina, and San Clemente. More ships sail down to take over the islands of Guadalupe Island, Alijos Rocks, and Revillagigedo Islands. The telegraph system is upgraded nationwide. Roads and railways are upgraded. Farming has increased. Other cities are continuing to be built up, too, like San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, Oakland, San Diego, Phoenix, Tucson, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, and Carson City. We farm the lands so that we can make food for our growing population. Infrastructure is stopped as we support the Union.
    • American Dip: As the CSA is an even bigger threat than we thought it would be (instead of it being a dinky rebellion, it a legitimate threat as we have only beaten it by one point during this year), we request the nations of Mexico, the Federation of the Andes, and France (France is our alliy in ATL) to support us with supplies and troops (mostly supplies) against the CSA in the American Civil War.
    • Mexican Dip: We are willing to send aid to the USA with both supplies and troops.

1865

Taiping Rebels are defeated as the British send 100 troops to help China maitain order. The British and Dutch offer an alliance to China. A few Taiping rebels are still fighting on the border regions of Jiangxi and Fujian, the eastern coastline and Taiwan.
The British reluctantly decide to give aid and political support to the Confederacy. A heavy clash of ships sees a British and US war ship almost sunk of the coast of Virginia. A British trade clipper is sunk, but 3 more get trough. 500 troops are recruited and equipped. 250 go to Nova Scotia just in case of trouble with the US.
The Confederacy is politically and militarily collapsing now. It is cut in half by the Union forces.
Colonial development takes place in the British, Afghan, Russian and Chinese empires.
British experts travel to Japan to help the Japanese build steam engines.
Afghan raiders attack border villages in Baluchestan and Persia.
Buganda begins to develop and bullies other Great Lakes region native states.
Spain owns Libya and Tunisia and why does the map shown says 1861? - Sine dei gloriem "Ex Initio Terrae" (talk)
    • Tunisia and Libya are part of the Ottoman Empire not Spanish - RexImperio (talk) 06:57, September 8, 2014 (UTC)
    • Two players said I own them, one was a mod and the other said I still won in the algo I own them regardless of what you want to recognize Sine dei gloriem "Ex Initio Terrae" (talk) 07:18, September 8, 2014 (UTC)
    • Those two people are Feud and Sean. Feud initially said you won but when I brought changes to the algo and asked him to check again, he said he was too busy to do that so I do not see Feud as a credible source at the moment. The other person Sean provided no justification and never provided an algo how Spain won. He just repeated 'Sine is underestimating Ottoman and Rex is underestimating Spain. I think Spain won which is in no way a way to justify that you had won. Ottoman own 100% of Tripoli and Tunis and I disagree with the current map. RexImperio (talk) 11:20, September 8, 2014 (UTC)
  • The Ottomon Empire: Developments were brought to various parts of the Ottoman Empire. The period itself was known as the Period of Development for educational and economic reforms were brought by the Sultan Abdulmecid I who was keen on bringing the Empire back to its height although he knew very well it would not be an easy task. He was keen on having western education taught to the native Muslim population and as a result, had the Janissaries execute a large number of Imams who opposed Western education for fear that those Imams might cause the Empire to fall into chaos. The Sultan showed no interests in the wars that were taking place in Europe and was much more keen on re-establishing the Ottoman Empire as a strong state thus he was able to revert the Ottoman decline to stability although the sanctions during the war with Greece badly affected the Ottoman economy. In doing so, he came into conflict with the Russian Empire that had been steadily expanding into Eastern Europe although both the Russian Empire and the Ottoman were well aware of the fact that war would benefit neither side. Meanwhile, firearms and weaponary were produced in large numbers although the technological gap between the Ottoman and the rest of Europe remained and thus under immense pressure, the Sultan Abdulmecid I ordered the restoration of the Nizam i Cedid which was constantly under development and improvement in order to maximize the Ottoman power. The Ottoman artillery however was much more superior than that of many European nations and developments were brought to the navy with the Ottoman constructing a replica of the largest ship of line, Mahmudiye which was known as Usmaniyya. The Treaty of Athens was imposed upon the Greeks after they suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of the Turkish army. Meanwhile, the much more modern military corps the Nizam e Cedid slowly and gradually replaced the Janissaries. Industrialisation was brought to all of the Ottoman vassals and colonies thousands of Nubians were brought to Europe and Anatolia to serve as the labour force. In a direct response to the request by Belgium to form an axis against the Ottoman, a parade was held at Bucharest comprising of 1,300,000 people armed with rifles and carrying the Ottoman flag to show Ottoman strengthened and unity. Although the majority of those people in the participating in the parade were civilians, it was made to seem as if all of those were members of the military. This was done to show to those working against the Ottoman, that the Ottoman would not go down easily and the Ottoman were a force to be reckoned it. Meanwhile, although a status quo had been maintained in Greece due to the intervention of almost all of Europe, it had become apparent that the Ottoman would not go down easily. The Sultan announced his decision to amend the Ottoman foreign policy and to bring forth a series of economic reforms which would substantially decrease the harm brought to the Ottoman economy in the future. With the recent deceleration of war upon by Spain upon the Ottoman, the Ottoman fleet present at Tunis is ordered to defend Tunis and Tripolitania from any attack. Due to war against the Greeks only an year ago, the Ottoman soldiers being more prepared are sent from Egypt, Kuwait, Europe and Anatolia to defend Tunis. A long road is constructed from Tunis to Cairo and from Egyptian Sinai to Baghdad for quicker transport of materials. The Spanish forces had been defeated and the capture of Tunis and Tripoli prevented. With war breaking out in America and Confederates refusing to sell cotton, the Ottoman economy booms as Europe is forced to depend upon cotton from one of the largest producers of cotton, the Ottoman Empire. Many developments projects are instituted from the earnings and partly the Ottoman treasury and a focus is given on expanding and developing the weaponry used by the armed forces.
    • '​Vilayet of Walachia and Moldavia [Ottoman Europe]: Islam is spread amongst the people and the Janissaries are deployed to maintain order in Serbia, Wallachia, Montenegro and Moldavia if they ever revolted and it is made sure by the Sultan that the Janissaries swore allegiance to him, not the Empire as he attempted to secure his power. Many nationalist groups were regularly hunted down and propaganda was spread amongst the people that their future lies with the Ottoman Empire and all the other nations were keen on exploiting their wealth. The Sultan Abdulmecid I was also keen on gaining the support of the people of the Balkans and a large number of natives were recruited into the Janissaries. Many trade routes were built to be used for trade with the Austro Hungary Empire and extensive work was done improve the living standards of the people as well as to increase the literacy rate. The Emperor knew very well that the Janissaries could easily defeat any rebellion but feared that excessive use of the Janissaries would undermine the position of the Sultan. Meanwhile, many minerals were extracted and crops grown to be later on exported to foreign states or other parts of the Empire. A large military was deployed to protect the frontiers of the nation and many firearms were developed.
    • Eyalet of Tunis and Tripolitania: With a great majority of it being a desert, most development projects were done by or near the coast. A major port had been built at Tunis to be used by the Ottoman merchant ships trading in the Mediterranean and large amount of gypsum was extracted annually to to be used in the construction of gypsum blocks although Gypsum was primarily used for finishing walls and ceiling. The Sultan ordered the construction of schools to be built for the study of Mathematics, Navigation and Sciences as he feared that the Ottomans were being left behind whilst the rest of the world was moving ahead. Religious studies was at many times discouraged although the Sultan did not go as far as to ban the study of Islam for fear of a rebellion. Meanwhile, the use of the Turkish language and the spread of Turkish culture was supported by the Sultan and to supply the tribes living in the deserts, wheat and other commodities were supplied from Europe. A great part of the navy was deployed and the Ottoman Empire supported the Berber pirates to establish complete Ottoman control over the Mediterranean. Tunis and Tripoli had been successfully defended from Spain.
    • Vilayet of Hejaz: The economy of the vilayet relied heavily on the annual Hajj and pilgrimage, where Muslims from all over the world travel to the cities of Mecca and Medina. The importance of the pilgrimage was such that a majority of townspeople, especially residents of Mecca and Medina, relied on windfall from the pilgrimages for daily sustenance. Many residents worked as guides for pilgrims, camel-brokers, built and provided pilgrim accommodations, sold or distributed Zamzam water. Primary exports from the Vilayet included coffee, dates, henna, gum, nacre, balsam and zamzam water. The port of Jeddah was utilised by foreign merchants for docking bring revenue, allowing development in the province. The Janissaries deployed at Al Hejaz was mostly of Turkish origin although a large number of Arabs were part of it and mostly supported the Sultan as opposed to establishing Janissary influence over an area.
    • Khedivate of Egypt: Economic progress was brought to the Khedivate by the cultivation and export of cotton. Efforts were made by the Sultan to promote western euducation and the study of medicines to help modernize the state, thus the Khedivate made a lot of progress. Meanwhile, the canal between Alexandria and the Nile - having long fallen -was reconstructed to allow the safe passage of merchants ships from Europe into the Red Sea thus allowing the Ottoman Empire to acquire taxes from the states utilising the canal. The control of the canal also meant that the Ottoman were in the position to effectively block any nation's trade, forcing them to rely on the Cape of Good Hope route. As opposed to the other provinces of the Ottoman Empire, the Janissarries were not deployed in the Khedivate of Egypt. In Egypt, instead the Talibs [Arabic for students] which consisted largely of Egyptians and Nubians seeking economic and educational reform were stationed. Although, this move was disliked by the Janissaries would believed this would affect their influence, the Sultan explained the need to gain the support of Egypt. In reality, however, the Sultan himself wanted to break the influence of the Janissaries and instead establish his own control and he did so by effectively manipulating the Talibs. Meanwhile, crops were grown along the River Nile to feed the people and the port of Alexandria was developed to suit modern standards. Gold extracted from mines in Egypt was sent to other parts of the Ottoman Empire although the gold was mainly used to stregthen the Ottoman economy and currency. The Khedivate expands 25 px towards the Red Sea Sanctions and declare war upon Spain.
    • Emirate of Kuwait: The economy of Kuwait was already booming as many trade routes to Baghdad, Aleppo, Constantinople had been diverted to Kuwait which allowed access revenue and tax money to used to develop the state and build up a large military of 100,000 men. Many merchants from Basra arrived at Kuwait, allowing further revenue; drastically increasing the influence and importance of Kuwait for the Ottoman Empire which led it to be famously referred to as Marseiles of the Gulf. Kuwait also played a significant role in horse trade and annually exported 800 horses to India as well to other states. Kuwait's pearl industry boomed due to 750 - 800 vessels sent regularly to meet Europes elite's demand for pearl which brought so much revenue to Kuwait that the capital of Kuwait was considered by many of much more value than Constantinople itself. The Ottoman Sultan, keen on not allowing Kuwait to attempt to declare independence as it had found so much wealth, ordered 70% of Kuwait's annual earning to be utilised in modernizing the Ottoman Vilayets and the Ottoman Empire as well as to modernise the military and navy. The Emirate expands 10 px towards the west.
  • Oldenburg: We continue to build more factories and improve the county's infrastructure. Farming is upgraded. We keep modernizing our military and keeping them up to date. A new sloop of war is built.
  • Persia: We mobilize and declare war on Afghanistan after border tensions arise.
  • Greece: Rapid advances are continuing. And Severus VI declares himself the 3rd emperor and first non-democratically elected one. Severus VI also asks the Ottoman Empire for 30,000 sq km of land in exchange for 300 of my 500 million dollars
    • Ottoman - Greek Diplomacy: The Ottomans immediately decline they offer as their prestige is hurt by Greece offering to purchase Ottoman land. The Ottomans send a diplomat to Greece, informing Severus IV that the offer has been rejected and the Ottoman would never sell their land to foreign nations. Severus IV is also ordered to keep his sights off Ottoman land or the Greeks would suffer undesired consequences
  • Confederate States of America: We say thanks to the British for aid and political support to the Confederates in the Southern Revolution. As promised, the embargo against Britain is lifted and a trade route is established to Britain. We continue to build up our military and economy. Confederate troops are ordered to "defend the homeland." The amount of troops triple from 1864 as we try to fight for independence. We try to influence Missouri, and Kentucky to try to join the Confederate States of America. North Carolina has recruited the most soldiers to fight for the CSA so far. We ask for other nations to aid and/or recognize the Confederate States, in return we will set up a trade route between the two nations and help them in future wars as we did with Britain.
    • Indian Territory: With the occupation of the Indian Territory, the Native Americans in the Indian Territory volunteer to fight for the CSA. They have set up several Indian infantry units to occupy the Indian Territory.
      • Some pro-Confederacy riots hit southern Missouri.
        • The Confederacy is politically and milliterly collapsing now it is cut in half by the Union forces.
  • USA: The telegraph system is upgraded nationwide. Roads and railways are upgraded. Mosquito nets are handed out in the yellow fever zone to catch the mosquito. We build up our navy and military. We continue to send ships from Palmyra Atoll to Fiji and Western Samoa. We send ships to Easter Island to colonize it. Colonization is put to a halt. Texas becomes the Territory of Texas, instead of the Republic of Texas, thus ending 20/21 years of the Republic of Texas. While the war against Texas was successful, it was extremely controversial, and in an attempt to compromise between Democrats and Republicans, James Buchanan was nominated last year for the Democratic Party, and this year he is the President of the United States. Being a diplomat instead of a soldier, people expect him to be diplomatic instead of being a "warmonger". Like Johnson, however, Buchanan does the exact opposite of what he is expected to do, as he believes this policy will make the USA stronger. Thus the same policy as Texas is issued to California. With California is now a territory of the USA without the use of war needed, only the power of diplomacy, President Buchanan now rises in popularity. As California is a safe haven for natives and slaves, this solves the issue of slavery (temporarily.) The Democrats are relieved for choosing Buchanan over Pierce. Industry is built up once again throughout our territories and colonies. With the Republic of California becoming the Territory of California, we have achieved Manifest Destiny, and all the Southerns rejoice! A military parade is staged in Washington DC, with the national anthem playing. The Pike's Peak Gold Rush begins, and they are known as the 59ers. Mining towns begin to appear near Pike's Peak, and we have a surplus of gold, with this surplus, we use this money to produce heavy ships to trade to the Federation of the Andes, invest in Mexican industry, and thus help build it up, we also use it to for our own infrastructure. Having successfully 'annexed the Republic of California as the Autonomous Territory of California without the use of war, Buchanan secures his re-election campaign as the Democrats select him once again. Meanwhile, in the North, a rising star named Abraham Lincoln has managed to secure all the Northern States, giving him the nickname "The Northern Star" and Buchanaan "The Diplomat." The election is an extremely tight race, nobody knows who will become the president next year, and no one will know the massive impact of this election. Abraham Lincoln wins the election in an extremely tight and controversial race. This causes ten states to secede from the Union, including South Cariolina, North Carilonia, Missippi, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Virginia, and Tennessee and form the Confederate States of America. The war begins when they launch an attack on Fort Sumter and win. We declare war on the CSA and the military is mobilized.  The main military plan to subdue the Confederacy is The Anacada Plan, the Blockade of the CSA, in this blockade, we use our superior Union Navy to blockade the  Port of New Orleans. (Algo to be posted later) 'We call upon 250,000 loyal patriots to join the Union Army for 1861 and thus we do so. Congress issues the "Double Act", which states the Union Army shall double every year the American Civil War lasts. With it being the year 1862, the Army Doubles in size, making it 500,000. The deadliest day in American History, the Battle of Antietam, occurs. In the aftermath of Antietam, General McCellan is removed and is replaced by Henry Halleck. The landmark declaration, the Emancipation Proclamation, is given by President Lincoln, and shall take effect on January 1st of 1863. On January 1st 1863 the Union enacts the Emancipation Proclomation. The Battle of Gettysburg, the deadliest battle in the Civil War and all of American history occurs with a descive Union Victory, thus being a turning point of the war. President Lincoln gives the Gettysburg Address. The Double act continues to be implemented, which means our army goes from 500,000 to 1,000,000. The Double Act continues, with the Union Army now at 2,000,000 soldiers. It is now Grant vs. Lee. Sherman's March to the Sea also begins. Both campaigns win. The Double Act ends, as the American Civil War comes to a close, thus having our standing army at 2,000,000 troops. (Algo to be posted. ALgo has been won!_
    • US Territories: Law and order are enforced in Nebraska and Coronado territories, but not well. Ranches, farms, roads and telegraphs are upgraded. Infrastructure build up stops as we dedicate supplies to the Union.
    • Liberia: Ports, farms, roads and telegraphs are upgraded. Infrastructure build up is stopped as supplies go to the Union.
    • Palmyra Atoll: Agriculture happens.
    • Autonomous Territory of California: We continue to build up our military and navy. In our caves we mine coal and gold. We allow Native Americans and slaves to come into our nation and they become free when they come into our nation. Our port cities are continuing to built up. The economy expands. The capital of our nation Sacramento is continuing to be built up to look like the capital of the USA. We send ships to take over the islands of San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, San Nicolas, Santa Catalina, and San Clemente. More ships sail down to take over the islands of Guadalupe Island, Alijos Rocks, and Revillagigedo Islands. The telegraph system is upgraded nationwide. Roads and railways are upgraded. Farming has increased. Other cities are continuing to be built up, too, like San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, Oakland, San Diego, Phoenix, Tucson, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, and Carson City We farm the lands so that we can make food for our growing population.
    • Autonomous Territory of Texas (for Eastest to write): We are recruiting Texans for the United States military. We are rebuilding cities and towns that were damaged and destroyed from the Texan-American War. Roads are being extended to other U.S. states and territories for easier access. Infrastructure stops as we support the Union.
    • Autonomous Territory of California: We continue to build up our military and navy. In our caves we mine coal and gold. We allow Native Americans and slaves to come into our nation and they become free when they come into our nation. Our port cities are continuing to built up. The economy expands. The capital of our nation Sacramento is continuing to be built up to look like the capital of the USA. We send ships to take over the islands of San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, San Nicolas, Santa Catalina, and San Clemente. More ships sail down to take over the islands of Guadalupe Island, Alijos Rocks, and Revillagigedo Islands. The telegraph system is upgraded nationwide. Roads and railways are upgraded. Farming has increased. Other cities are continuing to be built up, too, like San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, Oakland, San Diego, Phoenix, Tucson, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, and Carson City. We farm the lands so that we can make food for our growing population. Infrastructure is stopped as we support the Union.
    • American Dip: As the CSA is an even bigger threat than we thought it would be (instead of it being a dinky rebellion, it a legitimate threat as we have only beaten it by one point during this year), we request the nations of Mexico, the Federation of the Andes, and France (France is our alliy in ATL) to support us with supplies and troops (mostly supplies) against the CSA in the American Civil War.

Despite British involvement, the Union still wins by +100. The Union demands that the Confederacy surrenders.

    • Mexican Dip: We are willing to send aid to the USA with both supplies and troops.
    • American Dip: We thank Mexico for the support, as well as Belgium and France throughout this extremely bloody Civil War. We question why the British would support the Confederacy during the final year of the war. With us defeating the Confederacy by +100 despite British involvement, we demand that the Confederacy surrenders to the Union. Upon surrending, the Confederacy agrees to be reanexed into the Union, thus reforming the United (Not Diveded) States of America. <span style="c
    • French Canadians rebel and Canada becomes chaotic. The British surrender in the CSA.
    • Spain: With the army in Tunisia having an astounding success follows the defeat of the battle of Tunis and siege for Tripoli in early November, by the end of the previous year the Ottomans had been defeated. The occupation of Libya, however, only complicates the already precarious situation of the Spanish empire realizing this the state of Libya is established as a vassal for the time being. Tunisia becomes the Emirate of Tunisia under a Spanish backed noble for the time being. The military, navy are built up as well as infrastructure and economy.The nations lifts the sanctions to the Ottomans we begin considering helping the Union against the CSA but many see this concerning the imperial claims on the Antilles and the Dominican Republic.
      • Portugal: The military, navy, infrastructure and economy the railway section from Lisboa continues to be built up and the reconstruction continues. The nation lifts the sanctions to the Ottomans.
      • (If I won.)
      • Tunisia: The military, navy, infrastructure, and economy, the occupation continues and the creation of the local government based on the Spanish leadership and the previous Ottoman Bey.
      • Libya: The creation of small military centres in the area of Tunisia begins although there remains a certain amount of resistance in the region of Libya.
      • Swahili: The military, navy, infrastructure and economy. The local constitution continues with local thriving and success. Spanish fleet ships begin patrolling the area and attacking any ship coming from hobyo, plans are built up to make a relatively well sized navy for the Swahili Kingdom.
      • Spanish Angola: The infrastructure continues building up. More Spanish explorers and settlers arrive.
      • Spanish Mozambique: The infrastructure continues building up. More Spanish explorers and settlers arrive.
      • Spanish Guinea: The infrastructure continues building up. More Spanish explorers and settlers arrive.
      • Spanish Antilles and Dominican Rep: Military and navy are built up.
    • France: Military and navy are built up as well as economy and infrastructure. The railroad from Marseille to Paris continues being built. We remain neutral on the CSA but support the American government. The nations lifts the sanctions to the Ottomans. The French empire sends supplies to the Union in their fight off the CSA.
      • Duchy of Rome: The government of the city continues improving and the Pope once more is allowed a certain extent of power in the nation. However, the duke remains in power (noble from Italy). Military and navy are built up as well as infrastructure and economy. The nation lifts the sanctions to the Ottomans.
      • Duchy of Naples: The government continues improving the situation as the Neapolitans calm down and the government is once more given to Italian leadership. The nation lifts the sanctions to the Ottomans.
      • Colonial Empire: The infrastructure continues being built up.
    • Ethiopia: We complete the construction on the telegraph system after four years. We are now Westernized, and continue to modernize our military. We lower the price for education to the point where the poor can now afford to send children to school. (Barely). We develop our industry, and We expand 75 px east and 25 px south.
  • Duchy of Modena The construction of the telegraph system is planned. Military and infrastructure are built up.
  • Denmark: We improve our economy by fishing, we also send Alliance requests to Belgium and France.
    • Faroe Islands: We continue to build up Tórnshavn.
    • Greenland: Our population suffers big winter storms in the Qaasuitup and Seemersooq Municipalities. However, as the Kujalleq Municipallity is south it didn't suffer winter storms.
    • Iceland: The population becomes larger and larger. We build up more houses.

1866

  • 'The Confederacy collapses. 'The British in the CSA surrender.
  • French Canadians rebel and Canada becomes chaotic.
  • The Muskito coast is sold and given to Mexico to keep it out of American hands.
    • Although I don't see Britain being so afraid of USA to sell Muskito coast so USA won't get it (Britain of 1850 = USA of today and USA of 1850 was roughly India of today or China and add a civil war into that) but since you are the player of Britain, it is your choice.
  • Oldenburg: We hold a literacy campaign.
  • Oldenburg Dip: We offer Argentina a trade deal and an alliance.
  • Empire of Japan: Due to the British experts sent last year, Japan builds its first steam engine. Shogun Tokugawa Iemochi orders the construction of a dozen more. He also orders the resumption of road construction. He appoints Tairō Ii Naosuke Bugyō for the Bonin and Matsuma Islands. Shogun Tokugawa Iemochi sends troops to North Ryukyu Islands and Kingdom of Okinawa to assert Japanese control.
    • Bonin and Matsuma Islands: Ii Naosuke orders the improvement of the existing infrastructure and construction of new infrastructure.
    • North Ryukyu Islands: Troops on the North Ryukyu Islands begin constructing fortifications in case of Chinese attack.
    • Kingdom of Okinawa: The king of Okinawa orders the construction of fortifications and the creation of an Okinawan Militia. The newly arrived Japanese forces on Okinawa assist the construction of infrastructure of fortifications.
    • Athenian empire of Greece: Uh, Ottomans, you might want to check your morale ratings in Bulgaria, Serbia, and try to check Austria-Hungary. The Imperial nation asks the British empire if they can have some slaves. We are also now the fourth most advanced European nation (Ottomans [who are in fifth overall] don't count because they are centered in Asia. The top ten are as follows (based in what I know): 1st: U.S.A 2nd: B.E. 3rd: F.E. 4th: J.E. 5th O.E. 6th: S.E. 7th  A.E. 8th: R.E. 9th: A.H. 10th: Argentina.
      • Is this accurate or not?
      • Not accurate at all. I don't see Greece becoming the fourth most industrialized state in Europe in three to four years. You do not have any fossil fuel or any minerals of high value in abundance and simply saying 'We industrialize ourselves' is not going to work. Plus, your scheme of increasing the military size to 800,000? and then cutting it into half the next year; asking the people to return to their jobs makes absolutely no sense and would be disliked by the people. RexImperio (talk) 02:33, September 9, 2014 (UTC)
      • America isn't the first, the British would be. Both the Ottomans and Spain should be even farther behind and the Greeks would be even more. I mean you are economically good but you lack the manpower to become a relatively strong empire. Japan isn't a power yet, either. It would be more like this: 1. British 2. French 3. Prussia 4. Austria 5. Russia 6. USA 7. Ottoman- Spanish contested 8. Ottoman-Spanish contested and 9. Japan. Sine dei gloriem "Ex Initio Terrae" (talk) 02:49, September 9, 2014 (UTC)
      • Yep.~~~~
      • And 10? Qing? Persia? Scandivania? Mexico? Andes? Bavaria? Belgium? Netherlands?
      • Yeah, that is quite accurate.
  • Spain: With the army in Tunisia having an astounding success following the defeat of the battle of Tunis and siege for Tripoli in early November, by the end of the previous year the Ottomans had been defeated. The occupation of Libya, however, only complicates the already precarious situation of the Spanish empire realizing this the state of Libya is established as a vassal for the time being. Tunisia becomes the Emirate of Tunisia under a Spanish backed noble for the time being. The military, navy are built up as well as infrastructure and economy.
    • Portugal: The military, navy, infrastructure and economy the railway section from Lisboa continues to be built up and the reconstruction continues. The nation lifts the sanctions to the Ottomans.
    • (If I won.)
    • Tunisia: The military, navy, infrastructure, and economy, the occupation continues and the creation of the local government based on the Spanish leadership and the previous Ottoman Bey.
    • Libya: The creation of small military centres in the area of Tunisia begins although there remains a certain amount of resistance in the region of Libya.
    • Swahili: The military, navy, infrastructure and economy. The local constitution continues with local thriving and success. Spanish fleet ships begin patrolling the area and attacking any ship coming from hobyo, plans are built up to make a relatively well-sized navy for the Swahili Kingdom.
    • Spanish Angola: The infrastructure continues building up. More Spanish explorers and settlers arrive.
    • Spanish Mozambique: The infrastructure continues building up. More Spanish explorers and settlers arrive.
    • Spanish Guinea: The infrastructure continues building up. More Spanish explorers and settlers arrive.
    • Spanish Antilles and Dominican Rep: Military and navy are built up.
  • France: Military and navy are built up as well as economy and infrastructure. The railroad from Marseille to Paris continues being built. We remain neutral on the CSA but support the American government.
    • Duchy of Rome: The government of the city continues improving and the Pope once more is allowed a certain extent of power in the nation. However, the duke remains in power (noble from Italy). Military and navy are built up as well as infrastructure and economy. The nation lifts the sanctions on the Ottomans.
    • Duchy of Naples: The government continues improving the situation as the Neapolitans calm down and the government is once more given to Italian leadership. The nation lifts the sanctions to the Ottomans.
    • Colonial Empire: The infrastructure continues being built up.
  • Mexico: We continue standardizing our armies. We continue building farms within southern and central Mexico, we also continue building more factories in the central and northern regions. We also continue to maintain our navy.
  • Baden: We improve agriculture, forestry and peat cutting.
  • Duchy of Modena: The construction of the telegraph system is in its first stages. Economy and infrastructure are built up.
  • Ethiopia: We expand 75 px north. We upgrade the telegraph system, and build up our industry. Education receives more funding from the government. The people begin to enjoy the perks of full westernization. The military now has 800,000 troops.
  • Joseon Korea: We begin to re-inforce Haensong with walls.
  • Badden: We offer a trade deal to Korea. Our wood sold for your china.

1867

  • Badden: An alliance is offered to Oldenburg, Prussia and Korea. Telegraph and farming is improved.
  • Athenian empire: A civil war breaks out between the dictator Severus VI and rebel leader Alexander II.
  • Kingdom Of Denmark: Navy build up sees that later on they will make colonial ships. Claims that some parts of North Africa is "Danish Claimant Of North Africa Greenland". Most trade comes from the vassals and gets trade with the Scandinavian territory. Sends a plantation to Hannover. Asks trade with Scandinavia.
  • Duchy of Modena: The construction of the telegraph system is in its first stages. Economy and military are built up.
  • Kingdom of Sardinia: Begins to improve our economy and build up our military. In Tuscany, the first telegraph system is being built and population begins to grow slowly faster at 0.8% per year to improve account of troops, as helped to defend our country. The first railroad system between Turin and Florence begins being built. We request that France give us control of Duchy of Rome, as becoming part of the Kingdom of Sardinia.
    • ​Athenian diplomacy: I am trying to help you reunite Italy, but since I am in a civil war, help me beat the rebels, and you got a deal - Severus VI
    • Sure! We start sending 10,000 troops to Athenian Empire right now.
  • Persia: We build up economy and military.

1868

  1. The Kingdom of Sardinia takes a 6 px enclave on the Hadramut coast.
  2. Libya and Tunis declare UDI under local Sheikhs.
  3. Lisbon and the Algarve rebel against Spain as do some colonies. A new nation is formed.
  4. France, Netherlands, Spain and the British expand a bit in Africa.
  5. Prussian merchants set up a colony at OTL Lome.
  6. The Shishona rebel against the Boers.
  7. Baden and Wuttemburg sign a trade and defence pact.
  8. Saxony and Bavaria sign a trade and defence pact.
  9. Ottomans expand 5 px in along the Hadramut.
  10. Oldenberg, Brunswick and Hannover sign a trade and defense pact.
  11. All the malcontents in British India rebel since the Indian Mutany never happened. Because the British play was less brutish and British India is not as large than in OTL, so the ATL Followers of Birjis Qadra, the son of the deposed Nawab of Oudh, rebel Sepoys and Some Indian civilians, notably retainers of talukdars (feudal landowners) of Oudh and Muslim ghazis (religious fighters) rebel as in OTL and still kick up quite a fuss and cause several major riots in Oudh. Bhopal, Hyderabad, Bharatpur and Nepal help the British as greatly OTL. Kashmir and the Bhutan sign an alliance and trade deal with the British.
  12. Madagascar expands slightly south.
  13. Holstein and Lubick pledge loyalty to the Danish crown (they are OTL/ATL its clients and Holstein is in personal union with the Danish Crown) and Holstein proposes to its people plans for a closer union with Denmark.
  14. A new Swahili/Somali joint state forms around Kismyo ans Mogadishu and offers loyalty to Oman.
  15. Bolivia finally takes over the Green Zone above Argentina.
  16. Kunduz pledges to help remnant Afghanistan.
  17. The South Sea Islands are claimed by a Dutch explorer for the Netherlands. Tahiti resists, but the other island states agree to Dutch rule.

British Empire: The Indian rebellion is mostly subdued, but not fully crushed by the year's end. Martial law is declared on Oudh, which is still very rebellious, but due legal process is followed else were. We secure the enclave in Somalia. We set up a 1 px enclave on the Hadramut coast. Education is improved in Ireland and roads are improved in Bengal. 2500 troops are recruited and sent to India. We return the enclaves we took back to Portugal. We pledge to defend the nation if it is attacked. We offer an alliance to Persia.

  • Kingdom Of Denmark: Make closer relations with Holstein, Lukbick Free City. Also the Danish make maps with Denmark owning all of Greenland. Exploration grows more in Greenland about ten Hectares a Month. People make also a "Greenland Home Project" to make more settlers in Greenland.
    • Lübeck: Improves trade in Baltic and improves relations with Denmark.

Athenian empire: with help from Sicily, we have pushed the rebels out of Greece. 

Chile: The Chilean Nationalist Party rise to power, throws out any immigrants and builds up army. They want to be allies with Peru.

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