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The newest version of the Map Game and The New Map Game. It actually starts out with a fairly historical map of 500 A.D.
Just like the original Map Game, a turn is a year
Take your turn by writing a bunch of random events, then edit the map (Microsoft Paint, FotoFlexer, Adobe Photoshop, of any other photo editor will do, but we recommend Pixlr)
Don't be ridiculous! (i.e. Finland can not declare independence and then invade the entire world, all in a year)
If you don't have a map to show for your new edit, it will be deleted! or a map will be made based on the stuff you wrote
This will stop whenever it gets too crazy
Please leave comments on the talk page!
WE WILL ADD MORE YEARS ONCE WE GET THERE!
One other person must go again before you take a turn!
PLEASE, make the pictures more consistent. it just looks weird
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- Prussia invades north into the Scandinavian peninsula and makes many major gains. The Fire-bombs and early planes are seen as the reason why.
- Catalonia builds its own firebombs and planes, and secretly develop percussion primed breech loaders and swarming tactics.
- France invents a new tactic: blitzkrieg, a Prussian named tactic. The tactic emphasizes using planes and fire-bombs, combined with a large swarm of troops, against the enemy. Field-cannons and missile-launchers are to be used especially.
- The Russian Empire builds a whole-pile load of fire-bombs. They now have more then 15,000 of them, compared to 10,000 for France, 5,000 to Prussia, and 2,000 for Catalonia.
- Russian scientists make a major breakthrough: tanks. The Russians invent the tank as a sort of rolling machine, equipped with missile launchers and heavy field-cannons, with it's own small fire-bomb launcher. The Russians make sure no one else finds out. They root out any potential spies, just in case.
Catalonian engineers build the first rifled cannons, and invent the first cartridge rifles. They are careful to be secretive. They also begin training in Blitzkrieg tactics.
Prussia develops a new, cheap, way of developing steel and begins to find ways to put this to military use. Also, by now Prussia conquers most of Scandinavia and begins developing Blitzkrieg tactics.
Russia reaches the Pacific Coast, and are now a strait away from OTL Alaska, then undiscovered. They also annex OTL Sakhalin, the Kuril Islands, and the long strip of OTL Russia that tips with OTL North Korea. The Russians also invent the first cartridge cannons, but in secret. They adopt the Blitzkrieg tactics themselves and improve on it. The Russians are very secretive, making sure nobody finds out about the Russia Fighting Krieg.
The Russian version of Blitzkrieg is:
- Tanks are to be used to squeeze in enemy forces, while planes are to be used to bomb enemy positions and weaken morale. A large number of troops, then attack the enemy, supported by cartridge cannons, steam-powered cannons, missile-launchers, and rocket-launchers. Field cannons are to be used to bombard enemy defenses. Civilians are to be terrorized by bombing cities using the missile launchers. Soldiers are then to come in to the city, kill the men and children, and take civilian women.
- Prussian spies find out about this new Russian tactic and put it to instant use against the remaining Scandinavian forces, also Prussia begins making its tanks and planes out of steel.
- Catalonia improves on the Prussian steel process, and begin powering their vehicle with oil. They also begin building their own tanks.
- Russian spies find out about the rifle cannon, the Prussian-Catalonian steel process, and the cartridge rifles. Russia immediately begins churning out large amounts of rifle cannons and cartridge rifles. The Russians also begin making Prussian-styled steel at alarming rates.
- With Scandinavia conquered, Prussia begins to worry about the threat of Russian invasion.
- Italy declares war on Prussia after the invasion of Bavaria and the attack on France.
spelling mistake corrected
Russia promises Prussia it has no intentions to invade. The Russians rule OTL Finland, most of OTL Poland, OTL Lithuania, OTL Latvia, OTL Estonia, OTL Russian Federation, most of OTL Ukraine, OTL Belarus, OTL Tajikistan, OTL Kazakhstan, OTL Kyrgystan, OTL Uzbekistan, OTL Turmenistan, OTL Georgia, OTL Armenia, OTL Azerbaijan. The Russians say there are satisfied with their present land.
Catalonia annexes the rest of Hispania, by popular demand.
Berlin is completed and Prussia and Russia sign a treaty in Moscow to promise to support each other in case of foreign invasion.
Catalonia begins industrializing the rest of Hispania.
Meanwhile, Emperor Yemenvy of Russia dies at the age of 65, having reigned as both king and emperor of Russia for 39 years, and is succeeded by his young 18-year old grand-daughter, Elisabeth, who becomes Elisabeth I of Russia. Elizabeth will reform Russia and rule with greatness.
Prussia has stopped the Italian advance and has begun to counterattack.
Catalonia offers France an alliance, in order to protect against the Prussian-Russian aggression. France, who still hates Catalonia for their defeat in two wars in the past century, declines, and signs an alliance with both Prussia and Russia instead.
Dark red in the map represents Prussia
Empress Elizabeth I of Russia issues the Decree on Western Styling. The Decree forces all Russians, including the nobles, to wear French, Italian and Prussian clothing. Russian men and nobles are ordered to cut their beards. Marriage by arrangement is abolished, replaced with marriage by choice. Elizabeth also grants women the right to an education and the right to custody of children.
Catalonia expands its navy. it now has almost twice the number of ships as the French Navy. They also build the first aircraft carriers. Catalonia builds massive fortifications on the Pyrenees.
Prussia invades Italy and by the end of the year Rome is under Prussian rule.
France expands its navy considerably. Aircraft carriers, the world's first battleships and the world's first submarines are built in alarming rates. The French build without consideration, and they eventually catch up to the Catalonian Navy in terms of size. The French also increase their army size. Soon, France's army was twice the size that of Catalonia's.
Prussia finishes up the conquering of Italy, and begins to build up its navy massively, building destroyers, aircraft carriers and submarines. By the end of the year their navy is almost as big as France's and more than twice as big as Catalonia's. Also, they begin to mass produce bomber and fighter aircraft and create the Prussian Air Force.
France builds its navy even more. With support from both Prussia and Russia, who supply planes, troops, and weapons, the French begin planning a massive assault on Catalonia. This time, the French want to eliminate their century-long enemy.
France and Prussia sign a deal saying that in the case of war, France would invade mainland Catalonia, while Prussia would invade their African colonies.
Catalonia has secretly been building up their navy. they have the same number of battleship and cruisers, more destroyers, and almost twice as many aircraft carriers. they have also signed a secret alliance with the Hungarian empire, and Britain, which has secretly been modernizing for the past decade. Prussia decided it would invade Hungary, while France would invade Britain.
CIS agents manage to steal the plans for the invasion of Catalonia, Hungary and Britain. it send these plans to its allies, and they prepare accordingly
Also, CIS agents convince the Muslims in Anatolia and Greece to launch a Jihad against Prussia. they also supply them with explosives
After years of planning, 340,000 French troops, supported by 250,000 Prussian troops and over 130,000 Russian troops, invades Catalonia, from the coast, and from the Pyrrennes. This time they will not withdraw. The French and Prussian Navies engage and destroy most of the Catalonian navy. Prussian agents in the Middle East are able to convince the Anatolians and Greeks that the true enemies are the Catalonians. Prussian forces then land in North Africa, taking most of Catalonia's territory there by the end of the year.
What the Prussians and French don't realize is that they are being funneled into a trap. the Catalonian Army engages in several perfect retreating actions, then two other armies close in on the huge allied force from either flank, trapping and destroying most of it. the Allies suffer 90% fatalities, and another 9% are take prisoner.
Meanwhile, on the high sea, the aircraft carrier fleet that had been built in secret ambushes the Franko-Prussian Navy, annihilating in with wave after wave of torpedo and dive bomber. cut off from supplies, the Prussian forces in Africa are forced to surrender. The French are now worried. They do not want to lose a third war against Catalonia.
As a last resort, the Prussians and French detonate fifteen fire-bombs in Catalonia's major cities and military production facilities. Almost all of Catalonia's major military and industrial centers are destroyed. The new Prussian carrier fleet fights the Catalonia's to a standstill.
CIS plants a firebomb in front of the Imperial palace in Paris. After it goes off, and the entire royal family is dead, the French Republic is proclaimed. France immediately drops out of the war.
French royalists re-instate the Empire of France. Their leader, Henry I, vows revenge against Catalonia. His spies almost destroy the CIS, and more then 1,000 firebombs are planted in the major cities of Catalonia. All the bombs are detonated, and more then 80% of the Catalonian population is dead.
Catalonia's retaliation, a massive bombing attack with tens of thousands of fire bombs, kills almost 90% of Frances population.
France detonates over 15,000 fire-bombs in Catalonia, killing almost all of the people who survived the first fire-bomb attacks. Both France and Catalonia now only have a one-hundredth of the population they had in 670. France has only 100,000 people left, Catalonia, only 33,000. Prussia suffers no such fate, but does provide several steel-plated firebombs for France's use.
Angry that Prussia is supporting France, Catalonia uses the remainder of its firebomb stockpile to literally bomb Prussia back to the stone age.
The Prussians, although weakened, have one last trick up their sleeves. They detonate 9,000 of their remaining 12,000 fire-bombs in Catalonia, killing what was left of the Catalonian population. The remaining 3,000 fire-bombs were used to destroy the Catalonians in North Africa and what was left of their navy. After this major war, Prussia, France, and Catalonia are depopulated and no longer powerful.
Meanwhile, the Russians had left the war and had signed a truce with Catalonia, while at the same time maintaining the peace with Prussia and France. The Russians signed a non-aggression pact with Hungary and assured Britain of Russian protection. By now, Russia has more then 500,000 fire-bombs in pile.
In a small village in the Aland islands, formerly of Baltland, a Swedish engineer develops a theory of a wire, turned around a lodestone, produces sparks. He keeps this to himself, and also discovers that fulminate of mercury can be used as a primer in a weapon, paving the way for a rapid-fire rifle. As with the generator, he keeps this to himself, and begins to gather around a small group of individuals seeking independence from various nations, primarily Prussia. Among these is an Icelandic fisherman, Baldur Carlst, who claims to have discovered a land beyond Greenland, where his friends and family have set up a settlement. In order to escape the hellhole of war and slaughter Europe has become, Baldur & Co. begins shipping pre-screened individuals off to Jungfrulanda. By the end of the year over 500 have been sent off, and many Skraelings have joined up in order to get guns and other advanced technology.
Prussia enter a period of resurgence as new inventive agricultural programs create a never before seen population boom. Prussia also signs a treaty with France, Catalonia, and Russia that bans the use of fire-bombs forever. (Russia, however, keeps its fire-bombs in store in Siberia, ready for use if needed, they now have more then a million) Finally, word gets to Berlin about the possibility of lands farther west of Greenland and a Prussian scientist investigates.
Russian geographers theorize the existence of a landmass west of Greenland. They call it New-land. Russian ships eventually reach the coast of OTL Alaska.
Meanwhile, Russia, who rules the Aland Islands, is fearful that there are many nationalists in Russian Finland, Prussian Sweden, and Prussian Norway. The Russians begin moving in soldiers and spies to the Alands and Finland, and warn Prussia of possible rebel activity.
A French geographer produces the first map of Russia. By now Russia has conquered OTL Mongolia and is the largest country in the world.
Empress Elizabeth I issues several reforms, meant to strengthen the Russian Empire:
- Decree on Regional and Local Government: This decree divides the Russian Empire into "governorates": Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Courland, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Transcaucasia, Russian Turkestan, European Russia, and Siberia. Each governorate was to be ran by a governor with absolute power, appointed and dismissed by the empress at will. Each governor would have a Council of Advisors to assist their rule.
Each town was to have a Local Parliament, consisting of two houses, the House of the Lords' and the House of the Commoners. The Lords would consist of 14 land-owners and nobles appointed by the mayor of each town. They would levy taxes, approve laws passed by the Commoners, and supervise the government. The Commoners would consist of 45 represenatives elected by all poor and middle-class males in the city over the age of 19. The Commoners would collect taxes, maintain schools and hospitals, and fund local projects.
680 part 2
- Decree on the Calendar: This decree created the offical Russian calendar. Each year would have twelve months: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. Some months would have 30 days, others 31. Each month was to have four weeks, each week seven days. Each day would consist of 24 hours, each hour 60 minutes, each minute 60 seconds. The end of the year was to be 31 December.
- Decree on the Rights and Social Duties of Women: This decree allowed women the right to attend and hold social gatherings, mingle with men and express their views in public. The decree made engagement for at least six weeks before marriage compulsory, and women were allowed to own property and manage their own financial affairs.
- Decree on Information: The world's first newspaper, the News from Russia, is established by this decree. The decree said the paper would have fifteen pages, filled with information on what was going on in Europe and in Russia. The decree also re-aligned the Russian educational standards, producing the world's first dictionaries, the first math textbooks, and the world's first scientific books.
- Decree on Colleges: The Colleges of Yemenvy the Great were combined into the University of Moscow, which would teach navigation, the arts, sciences, metal-working, math and alegebra, European languages, medicine, reading, writing, history, theology, and military sciences.
- Decree on the Civil Service: The decree reformed the civil service. All appointments were to be based on merit, education, and talent, not on political favoritism. The decree also organized Russia's nobility, putting the ranks in order from highest to lowest: count, viscount, prince, grand duke, duke, and lord.
- Decree on the Senate's Establishment: The decree established the Imperial Senate of Russia, which was to act an advisory body and supreme court. The Senate was granted the powers to collect taxes, fund projects across the country, advise the empress, and pass laws in the name of the empress.
The Senate was divided into Ministries, each led by a Chief Minister appointed and dismissed directly by the empress: The Ministry of the Navy, the Ministry of the Air Force, the Ministry of the Army, the Ministry of Justice and Police, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Transportation and Industrial Development, the Ministry of Regional Affairs, the Ministry of the Crown, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
680 part 3
The reforms of Elizabeth I are extremely successful. The Russian population reaches a landmark of 116 million, the most in Europe. Russian scientists discover the existence of oil, coal, and natural gas, and theorize they can be used to power cars, machines and buildings. Large deposits of these resources, as well vast deposits of gold, silver, copper, iron, and other natural resources, are located in Siberia, Central Asia and in the Caspian Sea. Russian mines are immediately established in these areas.
Baldur Carlst assassinates Prussian investigators. Realizing that Newmark would become common knoledge, he opens up immigration to all. Over 10,000 settlers arrive, and, at the Concordiat of New York, create the Confederacy of Newmark. This is the first democratic state since Rome, and has lands from the Atlantic to the Snake River Valley. Over 100 tribes joined at the signing, and many more are eager to join. Also, the rebelling Swedish scientist, Gustav Helmgr, develops in his lab at New York a system for sending sparks of electricity along wires in short bursts, enabling him to design a communication system.
Russian forces begin crackdowns on the rebels in Finland, while the Prussians do the same all over their empire.
Russian scientists develop the world's first television, by using a series of new communications technologies. Russian scientists also discover electricity and discover it can be used to power houses, televisions, and factories.
France initiates a series of reforms similar to the Russian ones, with great success.
Catalonians fleet from Hispania and Africa in great number, almost depopulating the regions. they bring their technological expertise and mercantile ability to the Confederacy of Newmark, making it prosper greatly.
Russia by now is one of the world's most prosperous countries. The Russians envy the new civilization developing in the Americas. So, they shock the world by building the first factories, producing textiles and numerous other goods. Meanwhile, the Russian Empire sends colonists to Alaska, who settle the coasts and begin dealing in the fur trade with the locals.
Empress Elizabeth I of Russia begins drawing plans for a new Russian capital city. She consults Prussian and French designers. Long term plans for an invasion of the new colonies of Americas begin for the West Coast all over.
A new country rises in the west frontier and begins to prosper almost immediately calling themselves The American Union which is a Constitutional Republic. They are beginning to compete with countries in Europe as they build factories.
France recognizes them as a country and grant money and federal reserves for their military defense for any future attacks, Russia is angered by this and demands for the new country to dissemble themselves or face military oppression and colonization.
Russians are no longer acting peaceful and instead lead a surprise invasion with only a 100 thousand man army and fail the invasion due to the militia and support of France that was given to the Union, Russia declares war on the Union and a weakened France and Union declare war on Russia in hopes of a new world, the point where World War I begins.
The American Union institutes a new army off their constitution called the A.U.M. to fight back the Russians extreme country and begin to reap off France's resources for manufacturing new items and weapons which are similar to the Russians and begin to create Fire-bombs with French blueprints which are expected in a few years due to low resources.
Russia uses Fire-Bombs on the coast of the Union and scorches its only water escape then invades from air-drops and begins the Battle of DC Angeles which is 689 miles up north from the capital of the Union, a breakthrough in American studies causes a new type of chemical warfare using similar properties from Fire-Bombs to attack humans instead and distort them heavily and drug them with deadly chemicals, Russian spies are quick enough to receive intel of this discovery and begin to create its own chemical warfare.
France soon falls into a revolution and is broken apart immediately after a few months and creates New France, a Socialist party which begins to aid Russia with the last French resources they have stolen, which forces civilians to migrate towards the Union for protection, as it is the only hope for a new era in the world
Queen Elizabeth I of Russia is killed by a chemical drop by the Americans with last of the French planes and threatens to use their entire supply of chemicals called "Lunar 5", (Which they are bluffing about) all over Russia unless they don't stop the new French country and end the war in two years with peaceful means and resurrect France and reduce its size back to its original state before it begins to attempt to annex other parts of other continents, which immediately catches Russian attention and soon its civilians beg for American mercy which forces World War 1 to an immediate close and a new era of peace.
France soon reassures itself with Russian aid and begins to work on its social world and creates the first civilian weapons and vehicles, Russia also attempts and succeeds in a month. Russia's morale is slowly decreasing and rumors of a revolution which name themselves "Anom" is beginning to emerge, with morale lowered the Russian government soon abolishes its government and soon reemerges with a total Royal Monarch style country which forces natives to emigrate towards the Union which occurs in the thousands.
The American Union renames itself to The United States of America (USA) and has a baby boom due to immigrants and now has a total population of over one million. The government issues itself and follows after France for a social change and begins to work on its new economy called Import/Export where they hire thousands of workers to produce items to sell to other countries such as electronics to gain money which works almost immediately and makes itself sixth as the world's most economically successful country. The US President is assassinated in November and civilians blame the European countries and call for war. France almost hears and soon fights against US with Russian and Prussian and British aid.
The US begins to mass produce fire bombs and a naval fleet for coastal defense while their army makes a stand in the east with protection from the United States Navy in the Pacific Ocean. France launches a surprise attack from the north and reaches its city of Portland and a battle ensues with American victory. Russians foot soldiers invade from the east only to be defeated quickly by the USA. British use 'guerrilla tactics' and defeat Americans in the south, USA soon begins to move the fight towards the east coast and quickly annexes the territories and destroys small-time unions and colonies then uses their own mass produced planes to Fire-Bomb France into surrender and annex France in June. With Russia pinned from both sides the secretly produce an Atomic bomb in August and nuke the east coast rising cities which stuns Americans and forces them to use "Lunar 5" on their heavily populated cities and wipe out half the population. Britain bomb the city of Angeles and destroys a naval ship which forces the US to move their ships towards Britain.
Britain soon begins to aid Russia while Prussians are taking the Battle of London for a victory against American soldiers but soon is Counter Attacked with Nuclear Warheads in their capital and collapses the Prussian country and USA annexes them. Russia is forced to call all warheads directly towards the US Capital and annihilates all life in 400 miles and forces USA to stop their advance and redirect their remaining government officials to a secret location, USA strikes Britain with all Naval Power and soon annexes them. With USA and Russia as the last fighters in the war, they call a ceasefire to reconstruct for a new battle in the skies.
America with mass-production creates an entire Air Force and bases which is prepared for the next few decades and Russia gathers all defense to create an equally powerful military to fight the USA in their land and defend theirs. USA creates a stealth-bomber and immediately attacks Russia, breaking the ceasefire with Nuclear Powered weapons, Russian SAM turrets take the bombers down due to new technology and drop fall-out over Chernobel and soon takes a defensive side in the war and repels all advances which stops America in France.
America decides to attack puppet states and annexes them all in a few months with military conquest. With Russia as the only country left to defend against USA in Europe, they move their entire country to Africa to re-establish themselves with America left to annex Europe and soon has near-world conquest. With only Africa-Russian power left, with no more enemies to be careful for, USA launches an all-out attack on Europe and sets off warheads in the coasts and uses its navy to blockade the coast. Africa-Russia soon surrenders all of its attacks and calls for peace. The newly conquered American World accepts and soon rules the world then unites it and rebuilds its world and launches a new era of conquest - which makes the entire system of life revolt and soon almost genocides itself with its own weapons with only a pocket left.