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This is the Triple Entente vs. Central Powers map game, a World War I version of Axis vs. Allies. I hope that everyone plays by the rules and has fun!

The page is now open for player sign-ups! AP (talk)

Rules

  1. The word of the Mods is law, unless you can prove them conclusively wrong.
  2. Players can control one nation only.
  3. There will be an algorithm for Player vs. Player wars.
  4. One turn per day. This can be updated to two if the game progresses fast enough.
  5. The game starts in 1901 A.D.
  6. Each turn will go by half years.
  7. With regards to implausibility, use your head. Mods have the right to cross out implausible moves.
  8. Any European or Asian nations seeking to establish colonies in the Americas will have to fight the United States, as per the Monroe Doctrine.
  9. Please look at the map carefully.
  10. Only mods can edit the map.
  11. British Dominions can not declare complete independence or war on Britain without due cause.
  12. Game will be archived every ten years.
  13. Players can not edit their turns once they post them, unless directed by a mod.
  14. The United States can not currently have any alliances until World War One begins.
  15. A random assassination will occur sometime from 1912-1915, providing the "spark" for World War One.
  16. Random Number Generators must be done by an unbiased mod.
  17. To prevent the same thing happening last time, players will have to choose a different nation. If you would like to apply for a special exception, post it on the talk page.
  18. If you wish to unify with a nation, you must introduce negotiations with a mod over the issue. If the mod has no more reasons to reject the proposal, then the unification can occur.
  19. Mods must state their reason as to why they strike something out, even if it is painfully obvious.
  20. Mod events must be done by mods and be proposed on the talk page. Justification for the event is required. Anyone can propose events.
  21. Because of disputes and arguments over how powerful and influential a country in this game can really be, a Power and Influence Algorithm has been created. We can now determine, on a scale from one-to-ten, how powerful nations can be and how many milestones they can be limited to.
  22. If your turn has been redacted in any way, you may consult the mod that redacted it for re-editing purposes. You may not change it on your own.
  23. Once an algorithm is made, only mods may edit algorithms. This is to prevent bias.

Archives

Previous Games

Previous Turns

Nations

Please sign your name next to the nation you want to play as. Feel free to add any nations I forgot.

Europe

  • Flag of Belgium Belgium - ~TechnicallyIAmSean(I'm having trouble signing)
  • Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands - --Rdv65 (talk) 14:43, October 18, 2014 (UTC)
  • Flag of Denmark Denmark - Mscoree (talk) 18:15, October 19, 2014 (UTC)
  • Sweden - 
  • Flag of Switzerland Switzerland - Fritzmet (talk) 15:55, November 3, 2014 (UTC)
  • Flag of Romania Romania - Scarlet Outlaw
  • Montenegro

Africa

  • Flag of Morocco Sultanate of Morocco -
  • Flag of Ethiopia (1897-1936; 1941-1974) Empire of Ethiopia - ~~~~ ኢትዮጵያ ታበድ አደዊሃ ሃበ አግዚአብሐር (Ethiopia Stretches Her Hands unto God)
  • Flag of Liberia Liberia -
  • Flag of Transvaal Transvaal -
  • Flag of the Orange Free State Orange Free State -

Asia

  • Flag of the Ottoman Empire Ottoman Empire - Jd2842 (talk) 16:26, October 18, 2014 (UTC)
  • Flag of the Emirate of Ha'il Emirate of Jabal Shammar -

Oceania

  • Flag of Australia Australia** - Daeseunglim (talk) 22:31, October 22, 2014 (UTC)
  • Flag of New Zealand New Zealand** -

North America

  • Dominion of Newfoundland Red Ensign Newfoundland** -
  • Flag of the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic -
  • Flag of Haiti Haiti -
  • Flag of Guatemala Guatemala -
  • Flag of El Salvador El Salvador -
  • Flag of Honduras Honduras -
  • Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua - SkyGreen24(Party,quotes) 19:16, October 18, 2014 (UTC)
  • Flag of Costa Rica (state) Costa Rica -

South America

  • Flag of Brazil Brazil -AP (talk)
  • Flag of Venezuela Venezuela -
  • Flag of Chile Chile - ShadowNinja1080
  • Flag of Argentina Argentina- Tbarjr
  • Flag of Bolivia Bolivia -
  • Flag of Paraguay Paraguay -
  • Flag of Uruguay Uruguay -
  • Flag of Colombia Colombia - Erizium (talk) 11:44, May 3, 2015 (UTC)
  • Flag of Ecuador Ecuador -
  • Flag of Peru Peru -

** This nation is a Dominion of the British Empire, allowing some degree of autonomy.

Mods

Please post your name. You will be approved unless the mods bring up a good reason why you can not be a mod. There will be a total of five mods, you'll have to be approved.

  1. Creator - Monster Pumpkin
  2. Co-Creator (of this version): AP (talk)
  3. NicTalk
  4. Saturn (Talk/Blog) 00:18, October 18, 2014 (UTC)
  5. Scraw

PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTION, WE ONLY NEED FIVE MODS!

Announcements

  1. There's a new rule.

Map

TEvsCP 1915.1

The World in 1915.

To everyone who edits the map, please keep the resolution the same. Click on the map and then the magnifying glass in the bottom left corner to get the full resolution.

Map Additions

If your nation has any territorial changes, please write them in here so the mapmakers can add them!

Latest Map Update: Added color for Chile, fixed Siamese borders, made Tibetan and Mongolian borders. -Nic

Game

1910.0

Brazil: President Neves' economic model moves at full steam ahead. Tech research continues. Elections are held and MPP candidate Adriano Ferra wins 56% of the vote with 44% going to Conservative candidate Felipe Braganca. Outgoing president Neves remains highly popular and there were even demonstrations against the amendment he passed last year that term-limited him out of office. He speaks to the nation on national radio and urges national unity behind the next president as it is vital to the principles of the revolution that overthrew the previous regime in 1902. In the wake of Neves' presidency, Brazil's economy is booming and poor Brazilians feel that for the first time the government is acting in their interest. President-elect Ferra is inaugurated in June at a ceremony in Rio de Janeiro and is given the oath of office by former president Neves. Celebrations break out across the nation. Setting his agenda, President Ferra announces that he will be continuing the policies of his predecessor. He informs the German ambassador in Rio that he will be declining the German offer.

Australia: We continue to modernize our military and economy.

Ottoman Empire: Abdul Hamid II continues to delay the appointment of a new Grand Vizier which angers the members of the Committee of Union and Progress. Abdul Hamid II orders the military to be built up. The Anti-Sultan faction within the Committee of Union and Progress continues plotting the demise of Abdul Hamid II.

Romania: A border control team is made to be used on the Bulgaria-Romania border. Farming is our biggest industry. We fix up our port cities to fit more ships into the docks. The navy builds more battleships and submarines. The military continues to uses a new tactic called trench warfare to train our troops in new ways. King Victor stars the rise of nationalism in the country. We continue to draft people into the army. Our military is up to 75k as of now. Due to the recent surplus of crops, the population increases. The national population is 8.0 million and growing. We continue to build airplanes for the air force. We continue to industrialize our nation.

House of Saud/Emirate of Nejd: The constant struggle against Jabal Shammer continues as the Saudi people fight to maintain autonomy. The House of Saud and its dependencies amass an army of 14,000 people to continue their fight against Shammar. This army prepares to reclaim Riyadh from Shammar control. The continued war is bloody but the House of Saud holds its own against the Ottoman-backed forces. Seeing the need for powerful allies, we ask for foreign support against the Ottoman forces from anyone willing to provide aid. (Permission granted by MP) Riyadh is retaken from the Shammar and the Emirate of Nejd becomes to dominant state of the House of Saud.

Italy: Military, navy, infrastructure, and economy are built up. More shipyards are built throughout the country such as in Caggliari and Syracuse. The ships are continued being built and the colonial expansion continues in Somaliland. The army remains on a standby position awaiting for possible attempts of the Ottomans to invade Montenegro, Greece or Italian territory, the Austrian border is fortified in case of any attempt to capture Venice starts and the trading continues growing in Somalia. The Italian fleet gets its seventh and eighth ships. The first research efforts on dreadnoughts continue. The French land swap would be giving Tunisia to Italy as the prime target of Italian purchase in exchange of Eritrea. We await for the French counteroffer.

Your naval buildup capacity has been damaged for at least five years since the tsunami/earthquake combo.

Greece: As Greece is now receiving small subsidies from the United Kingdom, France and Italy, the economy and infrastructure continue to greatly improve. Many roads, banks, factories, and public buildings are built around the country. Greek morale and nationalism, already high, greatly increase due to Crete being ceded to the kingdom. With the people and government supporting the Megali Idea, Greeks wish to soon liberate and unify Greek provinces and express their hatred for the Turks (Ottomans) and their culture. Some parliament members propose an idea for Greater Greece that would span the former Byzantine or Macedonian Empires. King George announces that he favors a government between the Trikoupis and Deligiannis beliefs. He wishes to establish foreign affairs with other European states and to create infrastructure and an indigenous industry. Trade agreements are offered to Spain and Bulgaria. The Greek parliament continues to pass many anti-Turkish laws, such as the ban of turban and their religious symbols. Anti-Turkish propaganda is spread around the country. Infrastructure, economy and military are increased/improved (and are becoming increased at a faster rate, due to the situation of the country improving). King George I of Greece turns forty-five. Many citizens still urge the government to declare war on the Turks. The Polemikí Aeroporía (Hellenic Aviation Service) is founded as part of the army. Greek officers are sent to France, United Kingdom and Russia to learn from their aviation services. With money from subsidies, Greece orders eight modified Farman IIIs from the Farman Aviation Works (in France). After the officers come back the government wishes to test the aircraft with a twenty-mile flight from Athens to Avlona. With the surplus from subsidies, George also invests in the navy and orders a few more ships.

  • I will be absent for tomorrow so I was just wondering if someone would be able to post for me. The turn can be found here.
  • I can post for you. IrishPatriot (talk) 11:54, November 7, 2014 (UTC)

Japan: Japan continues to build up its military. Some new ports are established and some ships are built. Infrastructure is improved as well and some new Shinto Shrines and Buddhist Temples are built.

German Empire: The SMS Bayern is completed and with the SMS Sachsen and Wurrtemberg well on the way, the Imperial dreadnought fleet is looking every better. The two Zeppelins are also completed and undergo some trial runs. The government is incensed by Brazil's downright refusal of our offer of closer relations and in retaliation, the German government asks Chile for closer relations, in return for assisting them with their military. We also ask Luxembourg for closer relations. Investment, military advisors and trade are all sent to Netherlands to secure strengthened relations. 

  • Brazil's: ambassador to Germany in Berlin informs the German government that Brazil and friends AKA the Confederation of Latin America (which includes Chile) refuses any of kind of foreign military aid due to our desire to not be pulled into any foreign affairs and to instead focus on development. 
  • Germany: Thanks Brazil for speaking on behalf of all Latin American nations. 
    • Chile Diplomacy: We accept your offer for closer relations.

Socialist Union (Yes, still secret): We continue to influence nearby cities and we gain a few more members. The views of the democratic Russian government are not seen as being fair to the people and we want freedom and equality for all Russian, Ukrainian, Kazakh, Belorussian and Tartar peoples. We introduce some defensive and offensive equipment to our members and our group is still not known by anybody of the Russian Government. 

Belgium: We expand military and economy. The decision is made to give women equal rights to men, including voting rights.

  • Kongo: We expand military and economy

Kingdom of Serbia: Military is built up.

Sweden: We continue to build seaports along out most important coastal cities, specifically outside Stockholm. We improve military this year and place more troops near the Russian border as a garrison.

Russian Empire: Continues to improve our economy and build up our military. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in Russia. Two dreadnought ships now bring worked in St Petersburg, trust giving the Russian Navy its second and third dreadnought ships in Russia ever. In Moscow, work on the Czaria Building continues. On this year, 10,000 Russian men joined the Imperial Russian Army and a few men joined the Eurasian Air Force. More fighters are bring built in Novosibirsk and Novgorod, specially the first airports opened in two select cities on 30 March. On 1 May, the Russian Government fully adopts Democracy due to Russian lovers of democracies and helping together to defeat Communists. The first Russian general election, 1910 is held and the winner of the election is Vladimir Hovskyov Tasikov and becomes the first prime minister of Russian Empire. Marking only men over 18 years can vote, not women too.

WTF is going on here, seriously. Highly implausible XD.

Did you expect a plausible Eric4e?

Just FYI, Russia already has a Democracy since I am adopting this to look more like a democratic country along with United States, United Kingdom and France. So that is not implausible for way. ~Eric von Schweetz

Ridiculous. Russian autocracy was hella strong during this period. NO way. ~AP

Netherlands: The German support helps in the improvement of our army and the port of Banda Aceh expands greatly, becoming one of the major ports of the Dutch East Indies. The trade ports are extended and modernization of those stay the priority. The second dreadnought is complete and the last one is nearly complete. No plans are made to build more soon. A few nationalists call for the taking of British Malaysia. Dutch East Indies: Continues to build the port of Banda Aceh with large investments of the motherland and Germany, modernizing this port to make it look like a European port. The Dutch population in Banda Aceh increases. The development gaps between the West and East increase with the islands of Sumatra and Java becoming more Westernized. Resistance to sedimentation continues in Biak.

France: The Liberals and opportunists continue to maintain control of the government as the legitimate and royalists slowly fade away from politics. The economy continues to flourish as thee 20th century begins. However, population growth continues to stagnate. Efforts to increase industrialization continue as the arms war with Germany pics up. Revanchism remains strong. Militarization continues as conscription remains in place along with an increased effort to expand the army and navy. Technological development continues. Motorcars continue to become popular amongst the upper class. Cultural and scientific development continue. Cinema, the arts and music continue to evolve as the ER changes. increased production of bolt-action rifles, machine guns, and artillery begin to meet supply demands by the army and to sell abroad. pre-dreadnoughts, and several more cruisers are commissioned. Production of gas shells begin. Efforts to influence Morocco begin. Development for a dreadnought ship continues. Thoughts about ending the alliance grow as France starts looking for closer ties with the British. The French will complete their first dreadnought within a few months. Belgium's alliance is accepted. Efforts to increase French influence in the Levant continue as Paris pressures the Ottomans to allow the French to protect the Christians and Jews in the Holy Land, and to grant the French economic rights in the region (Turks, please respond). Italy's requests are accepted. Following the construction of the first dreadnought in France four more are commissioned. construction of a national air force begins.

French Indochina: Following the recent concessions from Siam the French foothold in South East Asia grows. Rubber plantations are set up in Indochina and efforts to develop industry around Saigon begin. French education is implemented in the colony to bring French civilization to the locals. Algeria: The Pied-Noir population continues to grow as more settlers from the mainland move into the Algerian departments. Efforts to develop Algeria into a formal part of the French republic continue. Efforts to convince the locals to accept French citizenship continue. French Africa (not including Algeria): Economic development of the African colonies continues and efforts to make a profit begin with the development of rubber and fruit plantations, the opening of the interior for mineral and resource exploitation. Levies of forced labour amongst the natives are implemented as part of their duties to the state. Educational reforms are implemented to civilize the African population. In some areas Asian workers are imported to help with development. Native regiments are trained. Guiana, and the French Antilles: Development of the colonies continues.

Portugal: Carlos I continues to rule the Kingdom of Portugal in the face of rising radical republicanism. The King uses Ernesto Ribeiro as a puppet Prime Minister, which angers many people, especially those republicans in parliament. Industry expands, as does the economy. However, this expansion is slight, as the country continues to teeter on bankruptcy. Political and press criticism are heavy toward the Crown and his government. The military is developed. In terrible news, Carlos I and Crown Prince Luis are shot dead in Lisbon during a carriage ride on February 1. Two assassins, one of them named Manuel Buica, first shot the King from a distance, shooting him in the neck and killing him instantly. A gunman then hopped onto the carriage and attempted to fire extra shots into the King's body. Queen Amelie then rose to her feet in an attempt to shield her children and began striking the gunman with a bouquet of flowers, shouting "Infamous! Infamous!". Prince Luis then obtained a revolver of his own and shot the gunman, who was then killed by the royal guard. Unfortunately, Luis himself was shot again by Manuel Buica, killing him. The chaos is over a few seconds after that, with the killing of Manuel Buica in the city square. With both the King and Crown Prince now dead, the throne now effectively passes to Prince Manuel. In the following days and weeks, the Portuguese Crown conduct a series of campaigns in the press with the intention of vilifying the Republican cause. Most Portuguese people do not like the monarchy, yet after the Lisbon Regicide, sentiments for the Republican cause seem to decrease.

  • Madeira: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • The Azores: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • Cape Verde: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • Guinea: Alonso de Marde is appointed as governor of Guinea. The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • Sao Tome: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • Angola: Jao DuClare Sineux is appointed as governor of Angola. The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • Mozambique: Marco Clemento is appointed as governor of Mozambique.
  • The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • Goa: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well. Pro-independence movements strengthen in India.
  • Daman and Diu: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well. Pro-independence movements strengthen in India.
  • Macau: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well. Macau remains one of Portugal's most important ports in Asia.
  • East Timor: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • Siam: Continues its agrarian reform, with land redistribution finally taking serious effect. Farmers enjoy larger harvests, while many previously landless people receive land. Many in previously anti-government areas of the country grow more supportive, sending their sons to join the army. Growth in size halts, as the regular army has essentially reached the maximum size Siam can support, but modern rearmament continues. The infrastructure for conscription is now largely in place, and radio and machine gun research continues. The S.S. Witsanu is completed and becomes the flagship of the small Siamese fleet. Production of landing craft and transports speeds up.

1910.5

  1. The uprisings in the Ottoman Empire strengthen with a fresh revolt in Albania.
  2. Edward VII of the United Kingdom dies.
  3. Republicans in Portugal stage a bloody coup against the monarchy and establish a republic
  4. A bloody revolution begins in Mexico.

NOTE:The random assassination that sparks WWI will be in 1912.0! Be sure to post often and with detail.

Kingdom of Serbia: We secretly decide to fund the Albanian rebels. (SECRET) the plans on invading Bulgaria with Romania are stopped. we improve our military.

Siam: Native arms industries improve as Siam begins to slowly industrialize. Land redistribution comes to an end, having essentially succeeded in achieving its initial end of providing peasants with more land. The military expands and improves, rearming further with modern weapons. Radio and machine gun research is finally complete(?), but as yet these new technologies are far too expensive and rare for widespread usage. Production of landing craft and transports speeds up.

Russian Empire: Continues to improve our economy and build up our military. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in Russia. Work on two dreadnought ships continues in St Petersburg, trust giving the Russian Navy its second and third dreadnought ships in Russia ever. In Moscow, work on the Czaria Building continues. Reach on Radio begins, by a Russian inventor in Tver State University, Tver. While an revolt in Albania, Russia supports the Albanian rebels by sending money and weapons that produced in Russia.

Belgium: We expand military and economy.

  • Kongo: We expand military and economy.

France: The Liberals and opportunists continue to maintain control of the government as the legitimate and royalists slowly fade away from politics. The economy continues to flourish as thee 20th century begins. However, population growth continues to stagnate. Efforts to increase industrialization continue as the arms war with Germany pics up. Revanchism remains strong. Militarization continues as conscription remains in place along with an increased effort to expand the army and navy. Technological development continues. Motorcars continue to become popular amongst the upper class. Cultural and scientific development continue. Cinema, the arts and music continue to evolve as the ER changes. increased production of bolt-action rifles, machine guns, and artillery begin to meet supply demands by the army and to sell abroad. pre-dreadnoughts, and several more cruisers are commissioned. Production of gas shells begin. Efforts to influence Morocco begin. Development for a dreadnought ship continues. Thoughts about ending the alliance grow as France starts looking for closer ties with the British. The French will complete their first dreadnought within a few months. Belgium's alliance is accepted. Efforts to increase French influence in the Levant continue as Paris pressures the Ottomans to allow the French to protect the Christians and Jews in the Holy Land, and to grant the French economic rights in the region (Turks, please respond). Italy's requests are accepted. Following the construction of the first dreadnought in France four more are commissioned. construction of a national air force begins.

French Indochina: Following the recent concessions from Siam the French foothold in South East Asia grows. Rubber plantations are set up in Indochina and efforts to develop industry around Saigon begin. French education is implemented in the colony to bring French civilization to the locals. Algeria: The Pied-Noir population continues to grow as more settlers from the mainland move into the Algerian departments. Efforts to develop Algeria into a formal part of the French republic continue. Efforts to convince the locals to accept French citizenship continue. French Africa (not including Algeria): Economic development of the African colonies continues and efforts to make a profit begin with the development of rubber and fruit plantations, the opening of the interior for mineral and resource exploitation. Levies of forced labour amongst the natives are implemented as part of their duties to the state. Educational reforms are implemented to civilize the African population. In some areas Asian workers are imported to help with development. Native regiments are trained. Guiana, and the French Antilles: Development of the colonies continues.

Japan: Japan continues to build up its military. Some new ports are established, and some ships are built. Infrastructure is improved as well, and some new Shinto Shrines and Buddhist Temples are built.

Sweden: Shipyards undergo construction. Military is built up.

Portugal: King Manuel II and the Queen Mother Amelie are overthrown by a bloody coup which massacres scores of royal guardsmen and wounds the King and Queen Mother. Both of them are quickly imprisoned by frantic Republican militias before the remaining royals can escape Portugal. The two are kept under strict isolation in the royal palace itself, stripped of any material comfort or privilege. On October 23, Republicans and members of the Carbonaria storm into Parliament and declare the Monarchy abolished. Teofilo Braga is named President of Portugal. Immediately upon establishing his administration, Braga pursues alliances with Great Britain and France. In other news, Portugal once more slips into bankruptcy in the face of rising civil unrest.

  • Madeira: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • The Azores: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • Cape Verde: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • Guinea: Alonso de Marde is appointed as governor of Guinea. The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • Sao Tome: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • Angola: Jao DuClare Sineux is appointed as governor of Angola. The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • Mozambique: Marco Clemento is appointed as governor of Mozambique.
  • The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • Goa: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well. Pro-independence movements strengthen in India.
  • Daman and Diu: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well. Pro-independence movements strengthen in India.
  • Macau: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well. Macau remains one of Portugal's most important ports in Asia.
  • East Timor: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.

House of Saud/Emirate of Nejd: The constant struggle against Jabal Shammer continues as the Saudi people fight to maintain autonomy. The House of Saud and its dependencies amass an army of 14,000 people to continue their fight against Shammar. This army prepares to reclaim Riyadh from Shammar control. The continued war is bloody but the House of Saud holds its own against the Ottoman-backed forces. Seeing the need for powerful allies, we ask for foreign support against the Ottoman forces from anyone willing to provide aid. (Permission granted by MP) Riyadh is retaken from the Shammar, and the Emirate of Nejd becomes to dominant state of the House of Saud.

Socialist Union: With a little over a thousand members, we look at better ways of keeping the public unaware and for our information and hideouts to not be leaked. We keep leaking as much government information as possible and we encourage our members to assassinate the Tsar for the greater good of the people of Russia, and to free the entire nation of his Tyranny. We expand our Marxist ideas to other public figures and we also build a hideout in Moscow and Helsinki. Yes we are still secret. FYI, the Socialist Union isn't yet "Communist" but takes on many ideas from Communism, especially Marxism which evolved into Communism. 

  • This Socialist Union isn't as powerful as OTL. Russia was not weakened and so far there have been no big revolutions, because the Russo-Japanese War never happened. -Nic
  • I fully understand that. I will make sure I don't go OP. ;)

Ottoman Empire: Abdul Hamid II appoints Ahmet Tevfik Pasha as the new Grand Vizier. However, many people are angered that it took nearly two years to appoint a new Grand Vizier. The Military continues to be built up. Abdul Hamid II orders fifty thousand troops to be sent into the Vilayets that compose Albania in an attempt to crush the revolts. The Anti-Sultan faction within the Committee of Union and Progress decides to wait on killing Abdul Hamid II until the next Parliamentary election. The Anti-Sultan faction secretly names itself the Committee of Liberty and Modernization. It is also decided to hold a convention next year to develop a Manifesto.

Greece: As Greece is now receiving small subsidies from the United Kingdom, France, and Italy, the economy and infrastructure continue to greatly improve. Many roads, banks, factories, and public buildings are built around the country. Greek morale and nationalism, already high, greatly increase due to Crete being ceded to the kingdom. With the people and government supporting the Megali Idea, Greeks wish to soon liberate and unify Greek provinces, and express their hatred for the Turks (Ottomans) and their culture. Some parliament members propose an idea for Greater Greece that would span the former Byzantine or Macedonian Empires. King George announces that he favors a government between the Trikoupis and Deligiannis beliefs. He wishes to establish foreign affairs with other European states, and to create infrastructure and an indigenous industry. Trade agreements are offered to Spain and Bulgaria. The Greek parliament continues to pass many anti-Turkish laws, such as the ban of turban and their religious symbols. Anti-Turkish propaganda is spread around the country. Infrastructure, economy and military are increased/improved (and are becoming increased at a faster rate, due to the situation of the country improving). King George I of Greece turns forty-five. Many citizens still urge the government to declare war on the Turks. The first officers of the Polemikí Aeroporía are still stationed in their countries, and continue to learn from aviation services. The officers plan to come back to Greece come back by the end of the year with a decent amount of knowledge in aviation. To further relations with Italy, Italian engineers and aviation specialists are invited to Greece to teach selected soldiers about flight. To expand the Royal Navy, the King orders a few dreadnoughts from Italy and the United Kingdom. The Royal Family also travels to Italy and King George I officially meets Italian King, Victor Emmanuel III.

  • Bulgaria: Accepts the agreement.

In the United Kingdom, George VI is coronated, succeeding his father as king. Natal, Transvaal, and the Orange River Colony are consolidated into the Union of South Africa, while Cape Colony remains separate as the Dominion of South Africa. The navy and other sectors of the armed forces are expanded.

Bulgaria: The government of Bulgaria announces that a reform of the military is to be done. A patriotic propaganda campaign is carried out to raise the number of military personnel. More men enlist. Bulgarian Land Forces reaches a total strength of around 270,000 soldiers. War games take place to train them. The reorganization occurs, and four army-level commands are created in different parts of the country. First Army oversees the northeast, Second Army is in the northwest, Third Army in the southeast, and Fourth Army in the southwest. More are planned to be recruited. For the Bulgarian Navy, a plan is made to increase the number of ships. A number of destroyers are beginning to be built.

Netherlands: We offer a trade agreement to Greece and make huge progress in the military, thank to the Prussian discipline that has influence our army. To increase our control of the sea, we build more ships to defend our trade ships and our shores. Dutch East Indies: Continue to support the Chinese rebels against the Qing. The port of Banda Aceh is considered completed ahead of scheduled despite a few section being not totally develop. More European trade ships can now stop there and as promise, Germany has beneficial tariff. A few more patrol ships are built and the capital ship is transferred to one of the three dreadnoughts completed.

  • Greek Diplomacy: We accept.

German Empire: The dreadnoughts SMS Sachsen and Wurrtemburg are nearly completed. The army is built up with new artillery and troop trains. Kaiser Wilhelm expresses his sadness at the death of his uncle Edward VII. We also ask Luxembourg for closer relations. Investment, military advisors and trade are all sent to Netherlands and Austria-Hungary to secure strengthened relations. 

  • I posted this within the correct time period, but it has since been deleted. This can be confirmed by looking at the page's revision history at 23:44, 8th November 2014. Callumthered (talk) 11:18, November 9, 2014 (UTC)

1911.0

  1. An earthquake of 7.7 moment magnitude strikes near Almaty in Russian Turkestan, killing 450 or more people.
  2. The first official air mail flight takes place in India.
  3. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City kills 146.
  4. The Mexican Revolution continues, and it is still bloody.

NOTE: The random assassination that sparks WWI will be in 1912.0!. Be sure to post often and with detail.

Republic of China: With the ousting from power of the Qing dynasty, the Republic of China [ROC] is proclaimed and Dr Sun Yat-sen is declared the President, with others who had participated in the Revolution granted important positions. As agreed upon during the revolution, the ROC granted independence to Mongolia and Tibet, and greater autonomy was granted to Xinyiang for the Muslim Generals had supported the Revolutionaries in defeating the Qing at the Battle of Ürümqi. Almost, immediately; the new government set out to bring reforms such as establishing proper provinces with a Governor to control the internal affairs of the province. These Governors could easily be dismissed by the President at any time. Economic reforms were initiated, and trade with Hong Kong, Siam, Dutch, Japan and British India was encouraged whereas Korea was rejected for their support of Manchu nationalists. The area recognized was de facto 'Manchuria' was divided into three provinces as a punishment for the Manchu. Changes were brought in the military, with the size of the Military set at 500,000 soldiers with an additional 400,000 reserves. Moreover, the military was to be supplied with the finest weaponry, for the ROC was not keen on being left behind in the worldwide Arms Race. Changes were also brought about in the paramilitary, for it was now directly under the President and not the armed forces and the job of the paramilitary was to maintain order and peace within the nation. 

Austria-Hungary: Four Tegetthoff class dreadnoughts are now either completed or nearing (Not yet done) their commissioning. Bulgaria is offered an alliance and trade agreement.

  • LOL! Yeah, right.
  • If you change it to two it should be fine, as that would be the same as OTL. - Mscoree
  • No, in OTL they were started several years apart, between 1909 and 1912. Here, the fourth was started in 1910. Also note that I specifically said nearing commissioning, and that "commissioned" doesn't necessarily mean "completed".
  • You do NOT have permission to uncross things out. You don't have four nor will you have them anytime soon. You're a land-based empire, deal with it.
  • I should - when you are wrong. You're forgetting A-H had a sizable navy in OTL, partly thanks to Franz Ferdinand being a supporter of a larger navy. Austria also has the resources and industry to build them, and the economy to support them. My posts are completely plausible.
  • By "nor will you have them anytime soon" do you mean a few turns? Or is Austria-Hungary in this game somehow more of a land empire, or more worse off, than OTL? '
  • Just saying, by 1914 Austria-Hungary had four dreadnoughts, four more planned, and another fourteen pre-dreadnoughts.
  • Bulgaria: We accept the alliance and trade agreement.

Greece: As Greece is now receiving small subsidies from the United Kingdom, France, and Italy, the economy and infrastructure continue to greatly improve. Roads, banks, factories, and public buildings are built around the country. Greek morale and nationalism, already high, greatly increase due to Crete being ceded to the kingdom. With the people and government supporting the Megali Idea, Greeks wish to soon liberate and unify Greek provinces, and express their hatred for the Turks (Ottomans) and their culture. King George announces that he favors a government between the Trikoupis and Deligiannis beliefs. He wishes to establish foreign affairs with other European states, and to create infrastructure and an indigenous industry. Trade agreements are offered to Spain and Bulgaria. The Greek parliament continues to pass many anti-Turkish laws, such as the ban of turban and their religious symbols. Anti-Turkish propaganda is spread around the country. Mainly military is increased/improved. Many citizens still urge the government to declare war on the Turks. With officers coming back from the nations of France, United Kingdom, Russia, and Italy they bring a small, but decent amount of aviation knowledge. Still a select number of men are assigned into the Polemikí Aeroporía, and a small academy is founded where the officers and Italian aviation specialists teach. The first test flight using a modified Farman III flies a twenty mile flight from Athens to Avalona. A few weeks after the first, a second thirty-five mile flight from Athens to Khalkis occurs. It is then quickly succeeded by a thirty-five mile flight over water from Athens to Galatas. A fourth flight is made over another body of water from Athens to the major city of Patras. The last fifth flight was over water from Athens to Naxos to Thera to Heraklion. Although currently the aircraft can only function for reconnaissance, George expresses happiness with it. The navy and army also continue to be developed. The R.Έ.Δ.Ε.Ρ (Royal Armed Forces Communications Radio) is created for the military to communicate more easily, but currently isn't that effective. The King continues to visit Italy and talk to the king, resulting in a friendship. Many Greek companies begin to invest in and build shipyards around the country; Ifaistos in Piraeus, Neorion in Syros, Vlahanis-Petropoulos in Athens, and Glavanis-Kazazis in Volos. Two companies with already completed shipyards, Basileiades and Kouppas begin to expand and modernize their shipyard capabilities for production and maintenance of modern warships and other vessels. To expand the navy, George asks his brother Frederick VIII (King of Denmark) to buy the HDMS Korstog, HDMS Viking and HDMS Væringjar from the Danish navy. King George I of Greece turns forty-five.

  • Bulgaria: We accept the trade agreement.

Socialist Union: Staying publicly unknown has proven to be difficult but we have had many more people become members with up to 5000 people across Russia and even some supporters in Germany, Austria-Hungary and Romania. We spread our influence into Rostov and Luhansk area, and we also turn our attention to the Georgian and Armenian people under control of the Tsar. Many of our bases are still secret, especially our high priority and information holding bases with few members having acess. 

Italy: Military, navy, infrastructure, and economy are built up. More shipyards are built throughout the country such as in Caggliari and Syracuse. The ships are continued being built and the colonial expansion continues in Somaliland. The Austrian border is fortified in case of any attempt to capture Venice starts, and the trading continues growing in Somalia. the Italian fleet fall into a shortage of supply and the ship building is halted. The first research efforts on dreadnoughts are close to being finished but the shortage of supply delays them for the time period. The French land swap would be giving Tunisia to Italy as the prime target of Italian purchase in exchange of Eritrea. We await for the French counteroffer.

Japan: Japan continues to build up its military. Some new ports are established, and some ships are built. Infrastructure is improved as well, and some new Shinto Shrines and Buddhist Temples are built.

Russian Empire: Continues to improve our economy and build up our military. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in Russia. Work on two dreadnought ships continues in St Petersburg, trust giving the Russian Navy its second and third dreadnought ships in Russia ever. In Moscow, work on the Czaria Building continues. Reach on Radio continues at Tver State University, Tver. The Russian war plans in Moscow is to invade Afghanistan for more lands and in Afghanistan is one of weakest nations in world along before loses at Second Anglo-Afghan War in 1880s. Russian troops are stationed in Russian cities near the Afghan border, opening with new forts are built. The Eurasian Air Force come for all first time fighters will join in this upcoming war. In all cities over Siberia, most new houses and churches are built, more farms are built to feed its expending population.

German Empire: The dreadnoughts SMS Sachsen and Wurrtemburg are finally completed. They join the SMS Preussen and Bayern in joint dreadnought exercises. Whilst plans are drawn up for a further four dreadnoughts, this year the navy focuses on airships and U-boats, with two of each being started. The Imperial government thanks the Netherlands for the tariff, and asks them if they would cement our strengthened relations with an alliance, the terms of which can be open to negotiation. Closer relations are once again asked of Luxembourg (mods??). Austria-Hungary is given military and economic aid wherever it is needed. Prussian and Bavarian troops are sent to the colonies to bolster their defences. The Prussian parliament finally achieves one-man-one-vote equal suffrage for all men aged 21 years and over. Pressure is put on the remaining autocratic member-states to introduce reforms. 

Siam: Native arms industries improve as Siam begins to slowly industrialize. Land redistribution comes to an end, having essentially succeeded in achieving its initial end of providing peasants with more land. The military expands and improves, rearming further with modern weapons. Radio and machine gun research is finally complete(?), but as yet these new technologies are far too expensive and rare for widespread usage. Production of landing craft and transports speeds up. Siamese Diplomacy: Siam requests to purchase modern arms, especially destroyers, landing craft and minesweepers, from anyone willing to supply them.

Kingdom of Serbia: Military is improved, secret funding of Albanian rebels continues.

Kingdom of Bulgaria: The economy is improved by the trade agreement with Greece. Meanwhile, the military builds trenches and fortifications on the southern and northern borders. Railways are also extended, to provide faster transportation between locations. The Bulgarian Navy has a strength of three cruisers and seven destroyers. The Bulgarian Air Force has eight planes. The Bulgarian Land Forces has risen its troop count to 320,000 men. A fifth army command, the Home Army, is formed, which is based in the center of the country. Tsar Ferdinand I travels from army base to base, giving speeches to raise morale and confidence.

  • 1. Fighters don't really exist yet, the only "warplanes" are racing planes that can be used for reconnaissance (or you could use balloons).
    2. 320,000 men is a totally unrealistic number.
    -Nic
  • 1. Sorry, I meant planes, I have a habit of using that terminology.
    2. How so? Wikipedia states Bulgaria fielded more than half a million men in the war. My number is actually conservative.
  • After researching, you are definitely correct, but keep in mind that it is not a very organized army ... -Nic
  • German Diplomacy: With Bulgaria now allied to Austria-Hungary, our closest ally, the Imperial government requests an alliance with the Kingdom of Bulgaria. We offer military advisors and also some economic assistance. 
  • Bulgaria: We accept an alliance with Germany and its offer of military and economic assistance.

Denmark: This turn in Denmark and its possessions is officially dedicated to military expansion. Our colony of Kortårby in Svalbard continues to grow each year, becoming an important mining town and port in the far north. The Ishavet territories continues to grow from the mining industry and from Arctic tourism, becoming a common base for Arctic exploration. In Svalbard multiple mines are established across the island, with the main port at Kortårby shipping coal and other resources back to Denmark for use in the nation’s factories and manufacturers. Aviation pioneer Robert Svendsen purchases Denmark’s first aircraft, donating the device to the Royal Danish Navy. Two more aircraft are purchased of similar construction, and thought goes into the creation of a Danish aircraft to be used as a reconnaissance vehicle. North Sea Pact drills over the last few years prove to be a great success, with Danish, Norwegian and Swedish forces gain experience for possible future combat. The HDMS Thyra, Danevirke, and Slien battleships are completed, ending our initial contract with the German Empire, although Denmark remains open to the idea of further cooperation. The Thyra-class begins tests for active service, being one of the most advanced battleships of its kind, With a max displacement of 25,870 tons, and a length of 177 meters, each ship is powered by direct-drive steam turbines, eighteen boilers, and four shafts, to reach a speed of about twenty-one knots. Each ship is also armed with ten 13.5 inch, forty-five caliber guns, sixteen four inch guns, three 533 mm torpedo tubes, and is armored by 305 mm of armor at the belt, with various degrees of armor at other crucial parts of the ship. Work also begins on designing a class of battlecruisers to supplement some of our smaller ships. The planned ship will have a displacement of about 22,500 long tons at deep load, and be 180 meters in length. Each ship will be powered by four-shaft direct-drive steam turbines, and an array of at about thirty-one boilers, to reach a speed of twenty-six knots. This new line of ships will be armed with four 305 mm guns, sixteen 102 mm guns, and two 450 mm torpedo tubes, while armored with anywhere from sixty-four to 254 mm of armor. In order to establish a firm relationship with the king’s brother, King George I of Greece, we agree to sell the HDMS Korstog, HDMS Viking, and HDMS Væringjar to the Kingdom of Greece. Greece is also welcomed into the series of pre-existing naval research pacts we hold with much of Europe.

Belgium: We expand military and economy.

  • Kongo: We expand military and economy.

Brazil: President Neves' economic model moves at full steam ahead. Tech research continues. President Ferra hosts a CoLA conference for the first time as president in Sao Paulo. FMs of the CoLA are sent to Argentina to discuss admission with President Roca of Argentina.

Ottoman Empire: Abdul Hamid II orders twenty thousand more troops to be sent to Albania to assist the forces there. The Committee of Liberty and Modernization holds its conference. However, there's a dispute between members who want to keep a monarchy and those who wish to see the Ottoman Empire turned into a republic. A compromise is reached where they agree to work toward the establishment of British-style Constitutional Monarchy. They release their manifesto and despite it being immediately banned, it becomes very popular due to the unpopularity of Abdul Hamid II in the aftermath of the War of Ottoman Aggression and his perceived mismanagement of government.

Sweden: Military is improved. Shipyard construction continues.

Portugal: King Manuel II and the Queen Mother Amelie are overthrown by a bloody coup which massacres scores of royal guardsmen and wounds the King and Queen Mother. Both of them are quickly imprisoned by frantic Republican militias before the remaining royals can escape Portugal. The two are kept under strict isolation in the royal palace itself, stripped of any material comfort or privilege. On October 23, Republicans and members of the Carbonaria storm into Parliament and declare the Monarchy abolished. Teofilo Braga is named President of Portugal. Immediately upon establishing his administration, Braga pursues alliances with Great Britain and France. In other news, Portugal once more slips into bankruptcy in the face of rising civil unrest.

  • Madeira: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • The Azores: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • Cape Verde: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • Guinea: Alonso de Marde is appointed as governor of Guinea. The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • Sao Tome: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • Angola: Jao DuClare Sineux is appointed as governor of Angola. The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • Mozambique: Marco Clemento is appointed as governor of Mozambique.
  • The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • Goa: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well. Pro-independence movements strengthen in India.
  • Daman and Diu: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well. Pro-independence movements strengthen in India.
  • Macau: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well. Macau remains one of Portugal's most important ports in Asia.

1911.5

New turn anyone?Callumthered (talk)

Ha ha, I thought the game froze for a minute. xD CNC1 Nod EmblemAternix!?Atheism

Republic of China: With the ousting from power of the Qing dynasty, the Republic of China [ROC] is proclaimed and Dr Sun Yat-sen is declared the President, with others who had participated in the Revolution granted important positions. As agreed upon during the revolution, the ROC granted independence to Mongolia and Tibet, and greater automony was granted to Xinyiang for the Muslim Generals had supported the Revolutionaries in defeating the Qing at the Battle of Ürümqi. Almost immediately the new government set out to bring reforms such as establishing proper provinces with a Governor to control the internal affairs of the province. These Governors could easily be dismissed by the President at any time. Economic reforms were initiated, and trade with Hong Kong, Siam, Dutch, Japan and British India was encouraged whereas Korea was rejected for their support of Manchu nationalists. The area recognized was de facto 'Manchuria' was divided into three provinces as a punishment for the Manchu. Changes were brought in the military, with the size of the military set at 500,000 soldiers with an additional 400,000 reserves. Moreover, the military was to be supplied with the finest weaponry, for the ROC was not keen on being left behind in the worldwide Arms Race. Changes were also brought about in the paramilitary, for it was now directly under the President and not the armed forces and the job of the paramilitary was to maintain order and peace within the nation. 

  • China - Siam Diplomacy: We extend an olive branch to Siam and bring forth our desire to sign an Alliance with Siam for verily, Siam was amongst the few Asian states that had supported the Tongmenhih during the Revolution
  • Siam: Happily accepts the alliance.

Socialist Union: We dramatically increase our members and we go on trips to far-reaching Russian cities to spread the awareness of our group. We do understand that the government may know where some of our bases are, and we prepare for any raids, arming many of our reasonable aged members with basic rifles such as hunting rifles or melee weapons. We also secure many of our bases with emergency exits and in some cases, traps when incorrect doors are used. We spread our influence to Sevastapol and we increase members in St Petersburg, Kiev and Moscow. We also gain large amounts of support by the Caucasus peoples such as Armenians and Georgians and we also see some smaller protests and both pro-Socialist and pro-Communist supporters demonstrating down the streets of St Petersburg. In total, our membership reaches 15,212 people, and we also gain links with many industries and labour workers who find themselves being treated unfairly by the government and Tzar. As a result of the quicker expansion, we look to negotiate with countries outside of Russia and we send secret diplomats to Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and Greece to establish an understanding of our presence and ask for both secret trade, and to gain our relations. Additionally, we also expand our education and facilities which teach younger Russians the values of Marxism. Finally, we also send secret spies to discover any further wrong-doings by the Tzar to use to gain members. We are now promoting peaceful demonstrations and for all members to spread the awareness of the Socialist Union across all of Russia. 

  • Socialist Union Diplomacy to the German Empire: We wish to gain secret trade with you and establish a good relation with your government, do you accept?
    • German Secret Diplomacy: (Assuming you mean you want weapons, etc. to help topple the Tsarist regime) We agree to give subtle and deniable assistance to the Socialist Union, provided that they do not attempt to also topple the Imperial German government. We have an elected parliament with an already strong-ish Democratic Socialist party. We also propose that, in the event of the Russian government falling, Poland and Finland be given independence as democratic kingdoms. 
    • Socialist Union Secret Diplomacy: We thank you greatly for accepting the secret trade (which is subtle amounts of weapons) to help benefit the Union. We have not even the slightest interest to topple your government and we see the German Empire as a trustworthy and democratic nation and having any negative thought on your conuntry would be against all of our values. We are glad that you have a Socialist-ish government and we will support you as much as we can. We will be also more than happy to grant both the Poles and the Finnish people independence as they recognise, and mosr Russian peoples recognise them as separate to Russia as a whole. 
  • Socialist Union Diplomacy to the Austro-Hungarian Empire: We wish to gain secret trade with you and establish a good relation with your government, do you accept?
  • Socialist Union Diplomacy to Bulgaria: We wish to gain secret trade with you and establish a good relation with your government, do you accept?
    • Bulgarian Diplomacy: Having a string absolute monarchy, Bulgaria ignores the Socialists.
    • Socialist Union Diplomacy to Bulgaria: We understand the position you have and we pull back our diplomacy. 
  • Socialist Union Diplomacy to the Greece: We wish to gain secret trade with you and establish a good relation with your government, do you accept?
    • Greek Diplomacy: George declines the offer. He wishes not to betray his nephew, Nicholas (Our family is cool, isn't it? In case you didn't know, this is actually true).
    • Socialist Union Diplomacy to Greece: We understand why you have declined the offer. 
  • Serbian Diplomacy to Socialist Union: We wish to gain secret trade with the Socialist Union.
    • Socialist Union Secret Diplomacy to Serbia: We accept Serbia's trade and we will make sure that all trade made with us is secretive and subtle. We hope that this trade can help build our relation and that both of us will benefit.

Kingdom of Serbia: Military is improved.

Kingdom of Bulgaria: Additional men are called up for service, raising the total troop count to 400,000. Trenches and forts are being built along the borders, with aircraft providing reconnaissance, watching for anyone attempting to cross.

Japan: Japan continues to build up its military. Some new ports are established, and some ships are built. Infrastructure is improved as well, and some new Shinto Shrines and Buddhist Temples are built.

Netherlands: Congratulates the Chinese revolutionaries and proposes to send advisors to help modernize their army and infrastructure. The military bought a few planes to serve as recon. A few forts are built in the American province. We adopt a policy of supporting revolutionary insurgency (where we have interest, of course)

  • Dutch East Indies: We congratulate the Tongmenhih for their victory. Development of the colony increases with the West receiving most of the development, some riots erupt in Biak against the Dutch.
  • German Diplomacy: The Imperial government continues to assist the Dutch in any way they deem necessary, and asks Queen Wilhelmina for an alliance. 

Russian Empire: Continues to improve our economy and build up our military. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in Russia. Work on two dreadnought ships completed in St Petersburg, thus giving the Russian Navy its second and third dreadnought ships in Russia ever. Now, over ten newly built battleships are built in Tallinn and Riga. In Moscow, work on the Czaria Building continues. Reach on Radio continues at Tver State University, Tver. Russia declares war on Afghanistan, as the Czar wants even more land to power up for biggest empire in world. 100,000 Russian soldiers shall invade Afghanistan, while Eurasian Air Force sends 300 aircraft in order to bomb military camps located in Afghanistan. While the Republic of China is formed, Russia welcomes to request an alliance with China. Some forts are built in Ukraine, Poland and Baltica, to have a better defense. In all cities over Siberia, most new houses and churches are built, more farms are built to feed its expanding population.

  • China - Russia Diplomacy: The Republic of China is keen on acquiring closer ties with the Russian Empire. However, we reject the offer of an alliance. The Republic of China also requests the Russian embassy to return rights to Port Arthur to China.
  • Russian Diplomacy: We accepted, as Port Arthur is no longer used for defending and we seek also for closer ties with China.

Luxembourg:Improves military And Asks alliance With France

  • German Diplomacy: The Imperial government asks Grand Duke William IV for an alliance between our two nations. Luxembourg is already a member of the German customs union (Zollverein), and so it makes sense to have a political, as well as economic, bond. 

Norway: The nation of Norway begins expanding domestic and military programs, to adequately defend and serve the nation. We begin building factories and manufacturers, to move the nation away from a dependency on agrarian communities and usage of raw materials. We begin trading harvested resources for coal and other industrial supplies, to fuel the creation of a strong industrial economy. Trade begins heavily with the nations of Denmark and Sweden, our partners in the North Sea Pact, and trade agreements are also extended to the United Kingdom and Germany. We thank our allies for their assistance in establishing an independent Norwegian army and navy, which includes four British battleships and four Danish protected cruisers. Several Norwegian shipyards are expanded, including facilities operated by Bergen Mekaniske Verksted, Framnæs Mekaniske Værksted, Georgernes Verft, Moss Verft, and Kaldnes Mekaniske Verksted. The first domestically constructed battleship goes into construction with aid from the North Sea Pact and the United Kingdom, known as the Bjørgvin-class. A line of destroyers known as the Hafrsfjord-class also goes into construction.

The United Kingdom accepts the trade agreements.

Greece: After years of many citizens wanting to wage war on the Ottoman Empire, King George and the parliament agree to invade. With planning in the previous months for this, Italy invades, too. (This was agreed between Sine and me). The first front is started along the Greek-Ottoman border, moving up towards Albania to be meet the already troubled Ottoman troops there (due to revolts) with Italy. Although most of it is defensive, the Greek navy groups up with a small part of the Italian navy to liberate Greek islands in the Ionian. Italy also starts a second front in Libya. The decently organized army sweeps through provinces in Ottoman lands, liberating the people causing many unorganized men to join them. Mostly all of the Greek machine guns are brought to the front. As the men march, many shout the rebellion phrase and motto "Liberty or Death!". As the army marches little Turkish resistance is met as most of their manpower is in Asia. A few large battles occur in Albania, resulting in Greek/Italian/Rebel victories. Four of the eight airplanes are used for reconnaissance, to spot Ottoman armies, but it is not very effective. After liberating and destroying Turkish troops in Albania, the Greek starts to march in the direction of Istanbul. Greece requests the funding of Great Britain for the war. As Greece is now receiving small subsidies from the United Kingdom, France, and Italy, the economy and infrastructure continue to improve. Most subsidies are spent towards the war and supplying front line troops (While infrastructure is put on hold). Greek morale and nationalism, are excessively high due to the invasion of the Turks! The Greeks hope to fulfil parts of the Megali Idea in the war. King George continues to say that he favors a government between the Trikoupis and Deligiannis beliefs. He wishes to establish foreign affairs with other European states, and to create infrastructure and an indigenous industry. George also gives a speech encouraging men in the war, and the children and wives to conserve things for the war effort. The Greek parliament continues to pass many anti-Turkish laws, such as the ban of turban and their religious symbols. Due to the war with the Turks, Turkish citizens are constantly watched, and "dealt with" if there are any suspicions. Anti-Turkish propaganda is spread around the country. Mainly military is increased/improved, and the economy is focused on war. The R.Έ.Δ.Ε.Ρ (Royal Armed Forces Communications Radio) shows its first use to communicate with troops in Albania. Greek companies continue to build shipyards around the country (Ifaistos in Piraeus, Neorion in Syros, Vlahanis-Petropoulos in Athens, and Glavanis-Kazazis in Volos). The government asks Basileiades and Kouppas to start drafting up plans for cruisers, and ask Denmark for designs they can borrow. King George I of Greece turns forty-six. As Greece liberated most of Albania (they are not fully independent or a sovereign nation yet), King George proposes that his son, Prince George to be the king of a monarchy there. This post is plausible; I already have a mod-approved algo on the talk page.

  • Greek Diplomacy: Greece urges France and Germany not to intervene. George tells world powers in speech that the war is just. The war is liberating thousands of Greeks that have been oppressed for hundreds of years ...

German Empire: With four spanking-new dreadnoughts in the North Sea fleet, a bunch of pre-dreadnoughts are sent to the colonies, mainly German East Africa and the German Pacific colonies. The two new dreadnoughts and U-boats are completed by the end of the year, and three small reconnaisance aeroplanes begin construction. Closer relations are asked of Luxembourg, and the Netherlands are again asked for an alliance, the conditions of which are up for discussion. Assistance continues to flow to Austria-Hungary and Bulgaria. All 26 state monarchs meet in Berlin for talks and a group photograph. Small, pausibly deniable arms shipments are secretly sent to the Socialist Union. Only a very few in the inner-circle know about the shipments; the Kaiser, the Chancellor, and the Chief of Staff. Missionaries continue to be sent to the colonies, with a two-to-one ratio of Protestants to Catholics. 

Brazil: President Neves' economic model moves at full steam ahead. Tech research continues. The CoLA conference in Sao Paulo concludes, reaffirming Latin American neutrality and commitment to economic development. President Ferra goes on a state visit to the United Kingdom (and later) France to discuss increased trade with their respective nations. 

Ottoman Empire: Due to the invasion, Abdul Hamid II orders all people between 16 and 60 to be conscripted. Fortifications are constructed in and around Istanbul. He orders all surviving troops that were in the European Vilayets to retreat to Istanbul and also orders 70,000 soldiers to defend Istanbul. The Committee of Liberty and Modernization decides to hold their plans on killing Abdul Hamid II until after the war ends.

  • Ottoman Dip: Abdul Hamid II sends diplomats to Germany and France requesting their military intervention.

Siam: Native arms industries improve as Siam begins to slowly industrialize. Land redistribution comes to an end, having essentially succeeded in achieving its initial end of providing peasants with more land. The military expands and improves, rearming further with modern weapons. Radio and machine gun research is finally complete(?), but as yet these new technologies are far too expensive and rare for widespread usage. Production of landing craft and transports speeds up.

Siamese Diplomacy: Siam requests to purchase modern arms, especially destroyers, landing craft and minesweepers, from anyone willing to supply them.

The United Kingdom: Continues to do things that is does. Also, a British expedition reaches the South Pole. The Titanic embarks on its maiden voyage. It is super safe and nothing goes wrong because of increased maritime safety laws. The navy and army expand and military officials begin to look into armoured vehicles.

Italy: Military, navy, infrastructure, and economy are built up. As the Italian monarchs had agreed with the Greek nation, we declare war on the Ottomans and open a front in Albania crossing the Otranto Strait and deploying forces in Libya in order to oust local Ottoman garrisons, the Italian soldiers attempt to spread the word that if succesfully ousted, the Italian leadership will establish local tribes leaders as Regional rulers of Libya and will respect their Law, while creating a frame of reference for the nation to grow in influence. In Albania situation is not any different, the Italian monarchy promises that if succesfully ousted the Albanians will be granted independence and be assured of existance by the Italian Kingdom and defended from other powers if they may attempt to take over. The French land swap would be giving Tunisia to Italy as the prime target of Italian purchase in exchange of Eritrea. We await the French counteroffer.

Portugal: King Manuel II and the Queen Mother Amelie are overthrown by a bloody coup which massacres scores of royal guardsmen and wounds the King and Queen Mother. Both of them are quickly imprisoned by frantic Republican militias before the remaining royals can escape Portugal. The two are kept under strict isolation in the royal palace itself, stripped of any material comfort or privilege. On October 23, Republicans and members of the Carbonaria storm into Parliament and declare the Monarchy abolished. Teofilo Braga is named President of Portugal. Immediately upon establishing his administration, Braga pursues alliances with Great Britain and France. In other news, Portugal once more slips into bankruptcy in the face of rising civil unrest.

  • Madeira: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • The Azores: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • Cape Verde: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • Guinea: Alonso de Marde is appointed as governor of Guinea. The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • Sao Tome: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • Angola: Jao DuClare Sineux is appointed as governor of Angola. The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • Mozambique: Marco Clemento is appointed as governor of Mozambique.
  • The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • Goa: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well. Pro-independence movements strengthen in India.
  • Daman and Diu: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well. Pro-independence movements strengthen in India.
  • Macau: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well. Macau remains one of Portugal's most important ports in Asia.

1912.0

You may now revise your posts based on this mod event.

  1. George V of the United Kingdom is assassinated by a rogue MP during the yearly address to Parliament. The Prime Minister is critically wounded and some Cabinet members were wounded before the gunman was apprehended. By June of 1912, it is revealed that the MP is the brother of a high ranking Admiral of the German Imperial German Navy. An apology is demanded of the German Kaiser.

George V, not George VII. And I'm not sure why an apology would be demanded of the Kaiser as opposed this "high ranking Admiral". Also, it was called the Imperial German Navy before the Nazis.

Austro-Hungarian Monarchy: with the assassination of King George VII comes as a surprise, and Kaiser Franz Joseph and Archduke Franz Ferdinand both send their condolences to the United kingdom. However, both agree to make preparations to stand with their German ally should the worst come to fruition. Austria calls on Europe to not succumb to aggressive impulses because of a lone gunman.

'​'Republic of China: With the ousting from power of the Qing dynasty, the Republic of China [ROC] is proclaimed and Dr Sun Yat-sen is declared the President, with others who had participated in the Revolution granted important positions. As agreed upon during the revolution, the ROC granted independence to Mongolia and Tibet, and greater autonomy was granted to Xinyiang for the Muslim Generals had supported the Revolutionaries in defeating the Qing at the Battle of Ürümqi. Almost immediately the new government set out to bring reforms such as establishing proper provinces with a Governor to control the internal affairs of the province. These Governors could easily be dismissed by the President at any time. Economic reforms were initiated, and trade with Hong Kong, Siam, Dutch, Japan and British India was encouraged whereas Korea was rejected for their support of Manchu nationalists. The area recognized was de facto 'Manchuria' was divided into three provinces as a punishment for the Manchu. Changes were brought in the military, with the size of the military set at 500,000 soldiers with an additional 400,000 reserves. Moreover, the military was to be supplied with the finest weaponry, for the ROC was not keen on being left behind in the worldwide Arms Race. Changes were also brought about in the paramilitary, for it was now directly under the President and not the armed forces and the job of the paramilitary was to maintain order and peace within the nation.

  • China - German Diplomacy: Will the Republic of China would like to remain neutral on what is slowly appearing to be a divide in Europe, we're interested in signing numerous economical plans with the German Empire. 
  • This was implausible. China should give less shit about Europe.

Greece: The liberation war against the Ottomans continue. With the liberation of Albania complete, Greek and Italian Forces in the European front quickly move into Macedonia and other Greek Balkan provinces. With the retreat of most Ottoman forces, there is very little to no Ottoman resistance met. With the retreat of Ottoman Forces and their liberation, the Kingdom of Albania (Approved by MP and me) is proclaimed. Rough borders are drawn, but formal borders will not exist until the end of the war. To greatly increase relations and increase Greece's sphere of influence, King George installs his youngest son, Prince Christopher on throne. King George proposes that Prince Christopher of Albania marry Princess Yolanda (King Victor of Italy's oldest daughter) to strengthen relations with Italy and Greece. Both fronts continue to be a success. A small amount of Albanian men assist with the war effort, and are given Greek supplies. More Greek islands in the Ionian Sea are liberated, and Italian and Greek ships push up a little bit towards Constantinople. Trench warfare occurs on the Libyan front, with great Italian success. Mostly all of the Greek machine guns are brought to the fronts. As the men march, many shout the rebellion phrase and motto "Liberty or Death!". A few small battles occur against armies retreating to Constantinople. Six of the airplanes are being used for reconnaissance, but have mostly been repurposed to scout out Ottoman-controlled Greek islands. Greece requests the funding of Great Britain for the war. As Greece is now receiving small subsidies from the United Kingdom, France, and Italy, the economy and infrastructure continue to improve. Most subsidies are spent towards the war and supplying front line troops (While infrastructure is put on hold). Greek morale and nationalism, are excessively high due to the invasion of the Turks! The Greeks hope to fulfill parts of the Megali Idea in the war. King George continues to say that he favors a government between the Trikoupis and Deligiannis beliefs. He wishes to establish foreign affairs with other European states, and to create infrastructure and an indigenous industry. George also gives a speech encouraging men in the war, and the children and wives to conserve things for the war effort. The Greek parliament continues to pass many anti-Turkish laws, such as the ban of turban and their religious symbols. Due to the war with the Turks, Turkish citizens are constantly watched, and "dealt with" if there are any suspicions. Anti-Turkish propaganda is spread around the country. Mainly military is increased/improved, and the economy is focused on war. The R.Έ.Δ.Ε.Ρ (Royal Armed Forces Communications Radio) shows its first use to communicate with troops in moving towards Constantinople (Istanbul). Greek companies continue to build shipyards around the country (Ifaistos in Piraeus, Neorion in Syros, Vlahanis-Petropoulos in Athens, and Glavanis-Kazazis in Volos). The government asks Basileiades and Kouppas to start drafting up plans for cruisers, and ask Denmark for designs they can borrow. King George I of Greece turns forty-six. World Powers are still reminded not to intervene in the just war. George I is deeply saddened with the death of his nephew, and sends condolences to his heir Edward VIII and his family. George also attends the funeral in the United Kingdom.

Kingdom of Bulgaria: An overhaul of the armed forces begins, with additional troops called up for training. Tsar Ferdinand wants Bulgaria to become a major European power and world player. In the south, due to the Ottoman-Greco War, the Land Forces are put especially on high alert to prevent a spillover of the conflict. Aircraft increase reconnaissance patrols as troops get to the trenches and forts built over the last three years along the border. The navy is put on high alert as well, and construction begins on the country's first battleship, along with four additional gunboats. They will probably not be finished by the time a war starts but will be built anyway. Secretly, on Ferdinand's orders, General Nikola Zhekov and the General Staff begin preparing plans to repel invasions, should they come from any neighboring state.

Sweden: We abstain on joining the war until Denmark's opinion reaches us. Shipyards are resumed construction after a cold winter, and military is improved.

Italy: Military, navy, infrastructure, and economy are built up. As the Italian monarchs had agreed with the Greek nation, we declare war on the Ottomans and open a front in Albania crossing the Otranto Strait and deploying forces in Libya in order to oust local Ottoman garrisons, the Italian soldiers attempt to spread the word that if successfully ousted, the Italian leadership will establish local tribes leaders as Regional rulers of Libya and will respect their Law, while creating a frame of reference for the nation to grow in influence. In Albania situation is not any different, the Italian monarchy promises that if successfully ousted the Albanians will be granted independence and be assured of existence by the Italian Kingdom and defended from other powers if they may attempt to take over. The French land swap would be giving Tunisia to Italy as the prime target of Italian purchase in exchange of Eritrea. We await the French counteroffer.

Japan: Japan continues to build up its military. Some new ports are established, and some ships are built. Infrastructure is improved as well, and some new Shinto Shrines and Buddhist Temples are built.

Kingdom of Serbia: Condolences are sent to the UK following the assassination of Geroge V and the prime minister. The military is bulit up.

Siam: Native arms industries improve as Siam begins to slowly industrialize. Land redistribution comes to an end, having essentially succeeded in achieving its initial end of providing peasants with more land. The military expands and improves, rearming further with modern weapons. Production of landing craft and transports speeds up. Siam is unnerved by the tensions in Europe, and begins mobilization, both of its fleet and army. Some troops are now outfitted with machine guns, and radio is largely used for communication among ships, although it is too rare for use on land.

Russian Empire: Continues to improve our economy and build up our military. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in Russia. On 3 February, a famous Russian explorer is given its mission to reach the South Pole and sets up Russian Flag on South Pole, in honour of the Czar. In Moscow, work on the Czaria Building continues. Reach on Radio continues at Tver State University, Tver. The first Russian produced radio was far more successful while contacting from broadcast tower in Tver. However, this reach about Radio is gonna to take complete for now. Russia continue its war on Afghanistan, as the Russian army now occupiers northern part of Afghanistan. 100,000 new Russian troops joins the Russian Army and fights in Russo-Afghan War. Some forts are built in Ukraine, Poland and Baltica, to have a better defense. In all cities over Siberia, most new houses and churches are built, more farms are built to feed its expanding population.

Belgium: Expand military and economy.

German Empire: Kaiser Wilhelm II is deeply saddened by the death of his cousin. He finds it absurd that he should be made to apologise for his cousin's death, and dismisses the demands as "the insane rantings of the bereaved". The navy unveils its newest plans: eight more dreadnoughts and four battlecruisers by 1915. It is an ambitious target, but many believe it is achievable (and since Germany had 17 dreadnoughts by 1914 OTL, it actually is). Work begins at a fevered pace. In diplomatic news, the Netherlands are again asked for an alliance, the terms of which are up for negotiation. Luxembourg is also asked for one. Aid continues to be sent to Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and the Netherlands. A small diplomatic expedition is sent to Ethiopia, hoping to increase relations with the most powerful native African state. The colonies improve their infrastructure a little bit. King Luitpold of Bavaria becomes quite ill by mid-year, and many fear he will not outlive the year. Kaiser Wilhelm visits the ailing king.  

  • Luxembourg Accepts the Alliance Offer  
  • Ottoman Dip: Abdul Hamid II sends diplomats requesting German intervention.
  • You might want to address the dead elephant in the room.
  • German-Ottoman Diplomacy: The Imperial government agrees to send military advisors, arms and money to the Ottomans. 

Ottoman Empire: Abdul Hamid II orders any remaining Ottoman retreating forces in the European Vilayets to destroy anything of value that the enemy could use. More fortifications are constructed in Istanbul.

United States: The United States continues to build up its economic, political, and military strength around the world. The death of the British monarch and the escalation of conflict in Europe has many in the public and government worried, although the majority of the population and government believes that isolation is the better option. The revolution, on the other hand, is a major issue for the United States, and the United States reiterates its right to interfere in Mexico if it supports the stability of the United States.

  • Cuba: The attempted rebellion has swung many in Cuba against independence, as many fear that independence will bring even more violence. The Imperialist American government doesn't help settle worries either, and some accuse it of stoking fears in order to build up annexationist rhetoric. The caretaker government begins exploring methods of annexation.
  • What conflict?

Denmark: This turn in Denmark and its possessions is officially dedicated to military expansion. With Europe seemingly on edge, we order the mobilization of a small number of reserve forces to patrol the border, although we remain neutral in any conflict at this time, Submarines squadrons in the North Sea are also readied to begin patrols, and Denmark’s small air force is ready to begin its first mission, as reconnaissance planes, numbering five planes total. The Orlogsværftet, Danish naval yard, is placed with the task of producing OV-flying boats. Two naval flying stations are also established in Copenhagen and Nyborg, mainly focusing on the two international seaways of the Øresund and Storebælt. Our colony of Kortårby in Svalbard continues to grow each year, becoming an important mining town and port in the far north. The Ishavet territories continues to grow from the mining industry and from Arctic tourism, becoming a common base for Arctic exploration. In Svalbard multiple mines are established across the island, with the main port at Kortårby shipping coal and other resources back to Denmark for use in the nation’s factories and manufacturers. Three more Ægir-class submarines are produced, with the HDMS Hroðr and HDMS Gerðr being sold to Greece for use in their navy. Designs for the Grundlov-class light cruiser, the previous line still in use by the Royal Danish Navy, is also sold to Greece. Two battlecruisers begin construction.

Seriously people, stop acting like everyone knows there's going to be a giant war.

I don't know if there's going to be a giant war, hence why Europe is "seemingly on edge", and why I am conducting drills. If you look I've done this almost every turn. It's not in preparation of World War One, it's in preparation of an uncertain future, and it is a perfectly acceptable reaction to growing tensions or events that occured. Does this really warrant crossing out? Is doing what I've done almost every turn and reacting the moderator events (which is pretty much the whole point of them) that bad?

I have to also ask why half my turn was crossed out? Denmark and Sweden are both in an alliance. It would only make sense to wait until the entire group agrees on something.

1912.5

  1. Sun Yat-sen founds the Kuomintang (Chinese Nationalist Party) in the new democracy.
  2. With the help of Greece and Italy, Albania officially proclaims independence. The new monarchy is ruled by Greek Prince, Christopher I.
  3. Casimir Funk identifies vitamins (in Russian Poland).

Netherlands: The government of the Netherlands are open to a German-Dutch alliance mainly due to the interest in expansionism after the success of our campaign in China where the Dutch empire saw great benefit. However, we insist on establishing terms for the alliance. We build more ships as a new wave of imperialism start to influence the decision of the state and increase national pride. Our American provinces prosper as well as the motherlands which saw great progress. To prepare any colonial or imperialist expansion, the military budget is slightly increased.

  • Dutch East Indies: Pro-Dutch sentiment in Sumatra and Java increase with most of the Malay upper class in the colony coming from there. However, the new native upper class is more eager to expand its influence and start to invest in several under-developed region such as Sulawesi where spice are numerous.The militia grows faster as becoming a soldier start to appear as a good way to become more important. We offer Greece support in their war against the Ottoman as the Sick man of Europe is clearly too outdated to survive for long and we consider Greece as a potential allies and power in the region.
  • German Diplomacy: We are happy to hear the Dutch terms. 

Kingdom of Bulgaria: The recruitment and training of new soldiers continues, and as does the construction of the battleship and four gunboats. Ferdinand tours the border defenses and bases, and sees that morale is sky high. More propaganda is spread to the people, that Bulgaria is meant to unify South Slavs under one flag. Nationalism is growing more popular. More planes are being built.

Japan: Japan continues to build up its military. Some new ports are established, and some ships are built. Infrastructure is improved as well, and some new Shinto Shrines and Buddhist Temples are built.

Sweden: Military is built up and shipyard construction continues.

Italy: Military, navy, infrastructure, and economy are built up. As the Italian monarchs had agreed with the Greek nation, we declare war on the Ottomans and open a front in Albania crossing the Otranto Strait and deploying forces in Libya in order to oust local Ottoman garrisons, the Italian soldiers attempt to spread the word that if successfully ousted, the Italian leadership will establish local tribes leaders as Regional rulers of Libya and will respect their Law, while creating a frame of reference for the nation to grow in influence. In Albania situation is not any different, the Italian monarchy promises that if successfully ousted the Albanians will be granted independence and be assured of existence by the Italian Kingdom and defended from other powers if they may attempt to take over. The French land swap would be giving Tunisia to Italy as the prime target of Italian purchase in exchange of Eritrea. We await the French counteroffer.

Brazil: President Neves' economic model moves at full steam ahead. Tech research continues. President Ferra attends the funeral of George V along with former President Neves. Midterm elections are held and the MPP holds all seats up for reelection. President Ferra announces his new cabinet following the elections. Ferra informs the PM of the United Kingdom that, while Latin America's stance is officially neutral, Latin America shows preference towards Western Europe in any escalation of the conflict in Europe and will act favorably. Since the beginning of President Neves' tenure in 1902, the Navy has dramatically increased in size and sophistication after years of research. Brazilian admiral Felipe Braganca announces the first of two dreadnoughts to be completed by 1914, the other following closely in 1915. Sophistication of other technologies continues.

Kingdom of Serbia: Military is improved.

Republic of China: With the ousting from power of the Qing dynasty, the Republic of China [ROC] is proclaimed and Dr Sun Yat-sen is declared the President, with others who had participated in the Revolution granted important positions. As agreed upon during the revolution, the ROC granted independence to Mongolia and Tibet, and greater autonomy was granted to Xinyiang for the Muslim Generals had supported the Revolutionaries in defeating the Qing at the Battle of Ürümqi. Almost immediately the new government set out to bring reforms such as establishing proper provinces with a Governor to control the internal affairs of the province. These Governors could easily be dismissed by the President at any time. Economic reforms were initiated, and trade with Hong Kong, Siam, Dutch, Japan and British India was encouraged whereas Korea was rejected for their support of Manchu nationalists. The area recognized was de facto 'Manchuria' was divided into three provinces as a punishment for the Manchu. Changes were brought in the military, with the size of the military set at 500,000 soldiers with an additional 400,000 reserves. Moreover, the military was to be supplied with the finest weaponry, for the ROC was not keen on being left behind in the worldwide Arms Race. Changes were also brought about in the paramilitary, for it was now directly under the President and not the armed forces and the job of the paramilitary was to maintain order and peace within the nation. It is announced that General Elections would be held, in the year 1914. Until then, the Tongmenhiu which is an interim government formed by various united factions; would control China. Therefore, Dr Sun Yat-sen announces the formation of the Kuomintang which would contest the elections. It is also announced that elections that all parties based on provincial nationalism would not be allowed to contest the elections.¸

  • Dutch Dip: We offer to send advisors to modernize your military.
  • Chinese Diplomacy: We gladly accept. Moreover, for sending aid to the Tongmenhiu during the Chinese Civil War; that proved beneficial in us defeating the Qing Army; we believe the Dutch and Chinese must cooperate and trade more for a greater good. Therefore, we believe economic agreements must be signed by the two states with one another.
  • China - UK Diplomacy: We send our condolences to the British after the tragic incident at the British Parliament. However, the Tongmenhiu are not satisfied by the fact that the British did not welcome the new government in China and have more or less, turned a blind eye on China.
  • China - Russian Empire Diplomacy: The Chinese are delighted by the acceptance of Russia to evacuate Port Arthur in return for better relations with China. In a move to further bring the Russian Empire and China closer, as well as to secure Russian economical aid; Dr Sun Yat-sen visits Moscow.
  • Russian Diplomacy: Accepted, as now we cede Port Arthur to China.
  • Dutch Dip: We share the Chinese vision about a better trade relation, stating that each party can complete each other in term of product variety.
    • BTW, I Don't see what could be implausible with signing economic agreements with European nations.. Someone also crossed out what was to be a proposal to Germany to sign an economic agreement between the two states because apparently China wouldn't care about Europe.. Like seriously? I ain't intervening in some European war.. RexImperio (talk) 16:52, November 12, 2014 (UTC)

Belgium: We do not enjoy the current events in Europe, and send our condolences to the UK. We are angered by Germany's refusal to apologize, although we do not wish war. We do announce that we will help our allies (Netherlands, France and UK) if it is needed.

Russian Empire: Continues to improve our economy and build up our military. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in Russia. On 5 November, the Russian polar explores, which is given as mission from Czar, now reaches Antarctica and begins setting up a Russian Antarctic Territory and they build up houses with massive of food and energy on two Russian ships in order to survive. In Moscow, work on the Czaria Building continues. Reach on Radio completes at Tver State University, Tver. As far, the first radio broadcasting company was founded, naming Imperial Tver Radio and is first broadcasting only in Tver Governorate. The first produced radios now releases in shops of Tver, as many people want to buy this product. Russia continue its war on Afghanistan, as the Russian army now occupiers northern central part of Afghanistan. 100,000 new Russian troops joins the Russian Army and fights in Russo-Afghan War. Some new houses and churches are built, more farms are built to feed its expanding population.

  • Yeah, this is utter bullshit. If there are no cities on Antarctica today, what makes it plausible for Russia to start setting up settlements in 1910s. You can claim parts of and have expeditions to Antarctica, but there is going to be no settlements, especially in this time period. -Nic

Luxembourg: Trade between France and German Empire give Luxembourg huge boost in trade, Luxembourg is disappointed in the 1912 Olympics, Makes military in Luxembourg, No navy is built, Charlotte Duchess of Luxembourg imploves relations with German Empire, French Republic.

  • Your Grand Duchess should be Marie-Adelaide at the moment. Callumthered (talk) 20:32, November 12, 2014 (UTC)

House of Saud/Emirate of Nejd: The constant struggle against Jabal Shammer continues as the Saudi people fight to maintain autonomy. The House of Saud and its dependencies amass an army of 14,000 people to continue their fight against Shammar. This army prepares to reclaim Riyadh from Shammar control. The continued war is bloody but the House of Saud holds its own against the Ottoman-backed forces. Seeing the need for powerful allies, we ask for foreign support against the Ottoman forces from anyone willing to provide aid. (Permisson granted by MP) Riydah is retaken from the Shammar, and the Emirate of Nejd becomes to dominant state of the House of Saud.

German Empire: Work continues at a feverish pace on the eight new dreadnoughts and four battlecruisers. Most of the hulls have been laid down, and Grand Admiral von Tirpitz is pleased with the progress. The government is thankful to Luxembourg for accepting our alliance, and sends military advisors, as well as weapons, to assist the Grand Duchy with its army. We also offer Prince Heinrich of Bavaria as a potential suitor for Grand Duchess Marie Adelaide. A special ambassador is sent to the Netherlands to nut out the terms of our alliance. Efforts are increased to enter relations with Ethiopia. With Britain and Russia to keen on Antarctic exploration, a German Antarctic Expedition is organised for next year. Anti-British sentiment grows with many very displeased that their Kaiser was asked to apologise for something that was not his fault. King Luitpold dies in December, to the great sadness of all Bavarians, and the kaiser. He is succeeded as King of Bavaria by his son Ludwig III. 

  • Siam: Native arms industries improve as Siam begins to slowly industrialize. Land redistribution comes to an end, having essentially succeeded in achieving its initial end of providing peasants with more land. The military expands and improves, rearming further with modern weapons. Production of landing craft and transports speeds up. Siam is unnerved by the tensions in Europe, and begins mobilization, both of its fleet and army. Some troops are now outfitted with machine guns, and radio is largely used for communication among ships, although it is too rare for use on land.

Ottoman Empire: Abdul Hamid II orders any remaining Ottoman retreating forces in the European Vilayets to destroy anything of value that the enemy could use. More fortifications are constructed in Istanbul.

Greece: The war against the Ottomans continues. Due to the Ottoman retreat in the European front, Greek and Italian forces quickly move through Balkan provinces. By mid-October they reach the heavily guarded province of Thrace (around Istanbul). While both sides of men dig trenches, a stalemate ensues. Both sides have machine guns flaring over the trenches. Although Greek and Italian men have slightly superior tech, they are heavily outnumbered. When any of the sides try to advance, their men get shot down in no man's land. With weeks of both forces sitting in the trenches and only advancing a few feet, the men start to suffer. Diseases sweep both of trenches, and the trenches become infested with rats and bugs. The R.Έ.Δ.Ε.Ρ communicates with the Greek forces in the trenches, but nothing effective can be done. The Farman IIIs take a few peeks over the enemy side, resulting in a few of the planes being slightly damaged. On the African front, Italy controls most of Tripolitania, with little to no Turkish troops being left there. The combined navies of Greece and Italy finish liberating most of the islands in the Aegean Sea. As men are stuck in the trenches for weeks, both sides lose war enthusiasm and morale. Men in Greek trenches continue to shout the rebellion phrase and motto "Liberty or Death!". With George's son ruling the provisional Kingdom of Albania, he supplies them with a miniscule amount of subsidies and guarantees them military protection.Greece continues to receive small subsidies from the United Kingdom, France, and Italy, the economy and infrastructure continue to improve. Most subsidies are spent towards the war and supplying front line troops (While infrastructure is put on hold). Greek morale and nationalism, are excessively high due to the invasion of the Turks! The Greeks hope to fulfill parts of the Megali Idea in the war. King George continues to say that he favors a government between the Trikoupis and Deligiannis beliefs. He wishes to establish foreign affairs with other European states, and to create infrastructure and an indigenous industry. George also gives a speech encouraging men in the war, and the children and wives to conserve things for the war effort. The Greek parliament continues to pass many anti-Turkish laws, such as the ban of turban and their religious symbols. Due to the war with the Turks, Turkish citizens are constantly watched, and "dealt with" if there are any suspicions. Anti-Turkish propaganda is spread around the country. Mainly military is increased/improved, and the economy is focused on war. Greek companies continue to build shipyards around the country (Ifaistos in Piraeus, Neorion in Syros, and Glavanis-Kazazis in Volos). The shipyard controlled by Vlahanis-Petropoulos in Athens is completed. The government orders Basileiades, Kouppas, and Vlahanis-Petropoulos to build a lot of Grundlov-class cruisers. With Christopher I being selected King of Albania by the Greeks and Albanians, George propose him to marry Princess Yolanda of Italy. With the stalemate near Istanbul, George I proposes a peace with the following terms: The Tripolitania Vilayet is ceded to Italy. The cities of Benghazi, Bayda, and Tobruk in the Tripolitania Vilayet are ceded to Greece. The Ottoman Empire recognizes Albania as a sovereign nation. Parts of Salonica, Monastir, and Thrace are ceded to Greece. ALL islands in the Aegean Sea as ceded to Greece (Archipelago Vilayet). The Ottoman Empire pays war reparations to Italy and Greece. A truce between Greece, Italy, and the Ottomans for 15 (re-adjusted for Italy) years.

  • Dutch Dip: We call the Ottoman to accept the Greek offer and offer the Greek a trade agreement.
  • Greek Diplomacy: We accept the agreement, and thank them for support.
  • Italy Dip: We support the Greek treaty. However, we would like it to be noted that the truce between the Italian monarchy and that of the Ottomans should be of no less than ten years and no more than 25.
  • Ottoman Dip: We reluctantly accept Greece's offer.

Russian Empire: Economy and industry increasing. Russian forces take Kabul, Afghanistan. Cars imported from European countries are begging to take over streets in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Due to fear of British influence in India, Russia requests an alliance with Germany.

  • ShadowNinja ... I don't know if you are trying to commit nation-identity-theft, but Eric4e has controlled the nation since the beginning of the game. You are a new player, and I haven't seen him hand over his country to you in text ... It is especially weird, because Eric already posted for Russia this turn. I don't know what you are trying to do but you need to stop. If you want to play this map game you need to claim a nation that is not claimed by anyone else. If you replace Eric's sig again, and try to make another turn, you will be banned. -Nic

United States: The United States continues to build up its economic, political and military strength around the world. The death of the British monarch has many in the public and government worried, although the majority of the population and government believes that isolation is the better option rather than getting involved in any potential wars in Europe. The revolution, on the other hand, is a major issue for the United States, and the United States reiterates its right to interfere in Mexico if it supports the stability of the United States.

  • Cuba: The attempted rebellion has swung many in Cuba against independence, as many fear that independence will bring even more violence. The Imperialist American government doesn't help settle worries either, and some accuse it of stoking fears in order to build up annexationist rhetoric. The caretaker government begins exploring methods of annexation.

Chile: Industry rising, 100,000 soldiers are sent to the border of Bolivia with a fear of war. In hopes of a better military, The Chilean Government would like to establish diplomatic relations with German Empire in hopes of export military equipment.

You have a stable, democratic government as a result of your membership in the CoLA. Chile is a little different in this game. Read up on it. It is like the EU but in Latin America and you are therefore bound by its rules and policies.

Strange how Chile isn't allowed to "establish diplomatic relations", whilst Brazil is able to speak on behalf of ALL of Latin America and say that "Latin America shows preference towards Western Europe in any escalation of the conflict in Europe and will act favorably". Callumthered (talk) 23:05, November 13, 2014 (UTC)

Well, we already have diplomatic relations with you so that was pointless; furthermore, that was a behind-closed-doors meeting and you are therefore meta-gaming.

No I'm not. I noted that as myself, not as Germany. The Kaiser is of course unaware of Brazil's assurances to the British. Callumthered (talk) 00:57, November 14, 2014 (UTC)

In the United Kingdom, Edward VIII ascends to the throne. David Lloyd George also becomes the Prime Minister. The armed forces are expanded. The Indian Home Rule Bill is introduced in the House of Commons but fails in the House of Lords. The Royal Flying Corps are established.

Italy: Military, navy, infrastructure, and economy are built up. As the Italian monarchs had agreed with the Greek nation. The first colonial government in Libya rises.

1913.0

  1. The King of Greece is assassinated (OTL event unless there's a different king in this ATL)
  2. Australia begins to build the federal capital of Canberra.
  3. Norway grants women suffrage.

Isn't that controlling my nation?

So, the WWI assassination is just being ignored?

I've been playing with it, whipping up anti-British sentiment due to Britain's demands. Britain, on the other hand, has been acting as though there is absolutely no tension between Germany and him. ~~~~

A nation doesn't just shrug off its king's assassination and continue acting normally.

That's the issue. You can't just carry on.

Why not, though? It's not like you can just go blame the government. But rest assured, people hate Germans.

United States: The United States continues to build up its economic, political and military strength around the world. The death of the British monarch has many in the public and government worried, although the majority of the population and government believes that isolation is the better option rather than getting involved in any potential wars in Europe. The revolution, on the other hand, is a major issue for the United States, and the United States reiterates its right to interfere in Mexico if it supports the stability of the United States.

  • Cuba: The attempted rebellion has swung many in Cuba against independence, as many fear that independence will bring even more violence. The Imperialist American government doesn't help settle worries either, and some accuse it of stoking fears in order to build up annexationist rhetoric. The caretaker government begins exploring methods of annexation.

Greece: On November 24, 1912 a peace treaty between George I, Victor Emmanuel III, Mehmed V and their respective nations was signed. The treaty ordered the surrender of Greek Ottoman lands and for Tripolitania to be ceded to Italy. With much pride, George I had conquered Macedonia and Balkan territory for Greece! Men return home from the war waving their flags high in the air. Many parades occur in Athens and other cities around the kingdom. Immediately after the treaty, George I gave a speech that arouse positive nationalism. A mass funeral is also held in the capital for many of the men lost in the battles and trenches. Much of the country is needed to be reconstructed due to the Turkish tactic of their retreat. To do this George focuses most of the subsidies from the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and war reparations from the Ottomans on repairing cities and towns in the kingdom. Mass reconstructions occur in the cities of Thessaloniki, Rhodes, and Skopje. Although many of the Turks had fled with the armies, there are still a decent amount in the conquered lands. In order to reduce unrest in the kingdom, an initiative is started to move Turkish families to the area of the Thracian Chersonesus (renamed from Gallipoli Peninsula), and to cities like Callipolis (renamed from Gelibolu). A law is also enacted that requires higher taxes to be paid by the Turkish. Due to the trip being mostly paid for, taxes for Turks that live outside of the Chersonesus, will be higher than Turks that do live there. Most Greeks in the this area choose to move closer to the capital. The Turks are also forced to attend Greek schools and learn Greek, Greek history, and the Greek anthem (and pledge allegiance to Greece. Some Greek soldiers are also stationed in the area to attempt to mix the culture and population. Also due to the war ending, the provisional government of Albania is retracted and constitution similar to the Greek one is formed. The government is almost identical to the Greeks, with King Christopher still ruling the nation from the provisional government. A miniscule amount of subsidies are given to Albania, and George guarantees them military protection. George I still asks for the Italian princess, Yolanda to marry Christopher I. Greece continues to receive small subsidies from the United Kingdom, France, and Italy, the economy and infrastructure continue to improve. Greek morale, nationalism and imperialism continue to be high. Many Greeks still hope to someday fulfill the Megali Idea. The government wishes to establish foreign affairs with other European states, and to create infrastructure and an indigenous industry. To minimize unrest, the Greek parliament allows the repeal of anti-Turkish laws only in certain areas (like the Thracian Chersonesus). Mainly infrastructure is improved, but also the economy and military. Greek companies continue to build shipyards around the country (Ifaistos in Piraeus, Neorion in Syros, and Glavanis-Kazazis in Volos). The harbors of Basilides and Kouppas finish the HMS Hephaestus and HMS Aphrodite, while Vlahanis-Petropoulos continues work on the HMS Dionysus. The government orders Basilides and Kouppas to continue working on ships, so begin constructing the HMS Nike and HMS Janus (Grundlov-class cruisers). In March, George I is tragically shot at close-range four times in the back by a man named, Alexandros Schinas. The guards immediately put Alexandros Schinas into custody. Although thought to be a Turk, while being tortured the following night it was found out that Alexandros was a member of a socialist organization and an anarchist. Schinas also declared that he killed the king because he refused to give him the money he asked for. The Greek government released statements claiming that Schinas was an alcoholic vagrant. His accomplices are left under discovered (even by torture), and he commits suicide by leaping out a window. [Most of this is true]. The King's body is taken to Athens on the HMS Hydra and put in a coffin covered in the Greek and Danish flags. The coffin lay in Athens for three days and then was escorted to the tomb in his palace at Tatoi. King Constantine I of Greece succeeds the throne after his father's death. Unlike his father, the new King Constantine was to prove less willing to accept the advice of ministers, or that of the three protecting powers (United Kingdom, French Third Republic, and the Russian Empire). [<--- OTL True]. Constantine also wants to emerge Greece further into World Power status, and make it self-reliable with indigenous industry and infrastructure.

Brazil: President Neves' economic model moves at full steam ahead. Tech research continues. President Ferra attends the funeral of George V along with former President Neves. A constitutional convention called upon by former President Neves presents Congress with the latest draft, including a stronger more centralized federal government similar to the United States. Though Brazil has had a federal system, this one is much stronger and efficient. The constitution is approved by the MPP-held Congress and approved by three-quarters of state legislatures. It officially kicks off in January 1914, with President Ferra up for re-election and the future of the Conservative Party is uncertain. The media and historians alike are already hailing this as the beginning of the "New Brazilian Republic." Brazil officially invites Uruguay and Bolivia to apply to the CoLA, despite the latter having had an application recently denied due to insufficient reforms. Dreadnought production is on course. President Ferra unveils a new education program to benefit all of Brazil's children, beginning in August 1913. In Rio, he announces plans to develop the favelas into decent places to live for Brazil's poorest residents. President Ferra meets with high-end architects in Europe to discuss his government's biggest ambition - creating a new, more centrally-located capital called Brasília.

Republic of China: With the ousting from power of the Qing dynasty, the Republic of China [ROC] is proclaimed and Dr Sun Yat-sen is declared the President, with others who had participated in the Revolution granted important positions. As agreed upon during the revolution, the ROC granted independence to Mongolia and Tibet, and greater autonomy was granted to Xinyiang for the Muslim Generals had supported the Revolutionaries in defeating the Qing at the Battle of Ürümqi. Almost immediately the new government set out to bring reforms such as establishing proper provinces with a Governor to control the internal affairs of the province. These Governors could easily be dismissed by the President at any time. Economic reforms were initiated, and trade with Hong Kong, Siam, Dutch, Japan and British India was encouraged whereas Korea was rejected for their support of Manchu nationalists. The area recognized was de facto 'Manchuria' was divided into three provinces as a punishment for the Manchu. Changes were brought in the military, with the size of the military set at 500,000 soldiers with an additional 400,000 reserves. Moreover, the military was to be supplied with the finest weaponry, for the ROC was not keen on being left behind in the worldwide Arms Race. Changes were also brought about in the paramilitary, for it was now directly under the President and not the armed forces and the job of the paramilitary was to maintain order and peace within the nation. It is announced that General Elections would be held, in the year 1914. Until then, the Tongmenhiu which is an interim government formed by various united factions; would control China. Therefore, Dr Sun Yat-sen announces the formation of the Kuomintang which would contest the elections. It is also announced that elections that all parties based on provincial nationalism would not be allowed to contest the elections.¸

Japan: Japan continues to build up its military. Some new ports are established, and some ships are built. Infrastructure is improved as well, and some new Shinto Shrines and Buddhist Temples are built.

Siam: Native arms industries improve as Siam begins to slowly industrialize. Land redistribution comes to an end, having essentially succeeded in achieving its initial end of providing peasants with more land. The military expands and improves, rearming further with modern weapons. Production of landing craft and transports speeds up. Siam is unnerved by the tensions in Europe, and begins mobilization, both its fleet and army. Some troops are now outfitted with machine guns, and radio is largely used for communication among ships, although it is too rare for use on land.

Russian Empire: Continues to improve our economy and build up our military. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in Russia. On 7 November 1912, the Russian polar explores, which is given as mission from Czar, now reaches South Pole on 6 March and drops its flags, with national Russian flag and Russian imperial standard flag. On 7 March, while the map of Antarctica and South Pole is completed, Russian polar explores now trying to leave South Pole och goes back to Russian ships, that there landed from. In Moscow, work on the Czaria Building completes and finally the height is now 222 m then planned height is 200 m, marking it the tallest building in Russia and the world. In St Peterburg, over 100 newly built U-boats are adding to Imperial Russian Navy. Russia continue its war on Afghanistan, as the Russian army now occupiers central part of Afghanistan, plus the Russian forces now taking Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. Some new houses and churches are built, more farms are built to feed its expanding population. A series of new railways is built on two continents Europe and Asia.

German Empire: Work continues at a feverish pace on the eight new dreadnoughts and four battlecruisers, whose completion dates are still 1915. The government is thankful to Luxembourg for accepting our alliance, and sends military advisors, as well as weapons, to assist the Grand Duchy with its army. We also offer Prince Heinrich of Bavaria as a potential suitor for Grand Duchess Marie Adelaide. The special ambassador to the Netherlands continues to nut out the terms of our alliance. Efforts are increased to enter relations with Ethiopia. The German Antarctic Expedition, comprising of members from Prussia, Bavaria, and Saxony, departs Kiel and heads South, via German South West Africa. Anti-British sentiment continuess with many very displeased that their Kaiser was asked to apologise for something that was not his fault. The British embassy is egged and pebbled by some particularly angry anglophobes. The government, whilst not condoning the behaviour, doesn't take action against the culprits, except to give them a "warning". 


Ottoman Empire: Elections are held with the Committee of Union and Progress being reduced to a slim majority, however, as Abdul Hamid II is opening the Chamber of Deputies a lone representative pulls out a gun and shoots Abdul Hamid II, killing him instantly. The representative is then gunned down by Hamid's bodyguards. Enver Pasha, with military support, dissolves Parliament and suspends the Constitution. Hamid's brother, Mehmed is installed as Sultan as the Empire celebrates the death of Hamid.

Italy: Military, navy, infrastructure, and economy are built up. As the Italian monarchs had agreed with the Greek nation. The first colonial government in Libya rises.

In the United Kingdom, anti-German sentiment increases. The military is built up, especially the navy. Military scientists continue to investigate the feasibility, cost efficiency and benefits of large armoured vehicles. The House of Lords rejects an Irish Home Rule bill.

1913.5

Republic of China: With the ousting from power of the Qing dynasty, the Republic of China [ROC] is proclaimed and Dr Sun Yat-sen is declared the President, with others who had participated in the Revolution granted important positions. As agreed upon during the revolution, the ROC granted independence to Mongolia and Tibet, and greater autonomy was granted to Xinyiang for the Muslim Generals had supported the Revolutionaries in defeating the Qing at the Battle of Ürümqi. Almost immediately the new government set out to bring reforms such as establishing proper provinces with a Governor to control the internal affairs of the province. These Governors could easily be dismissed by the President at any time. Economic reforms were initiated, and trade with Hong Kong, Siam, Dutch, Japan and British India was encouraged whereas Korea was rejected for their support of Manchu nationalists. The area recognized was de facto 'Manchuria' was divided into three provinces as a punishment for the Manchu. Changes were brought in the military, with the size of the military set at 500,000 soldiers with an additional 400,000 reserves. Moreover, the military was to be supplied with the finest weaponry, for the ROC was not keen on being left behind in the worldwide Arms Race. Changes were also brought about in the paramilitary, for it was now directly under the President and not the armed forces and the job of the paramilitary was to maintain order and peace within the nation. It is announced that General Elections would be held, in the year 1914. Until then, the Tongmenhiu which is an interim government formed by various united factions; would control China. Therefore, Dr Sun Yat-sen announces the formation of the Kuomintang which would contest the elections. It is also announced that elections that all parties based on provincial nationalism would not be allowed to contest the elections. Preparations were made for the upcoming elections and the major parties involved were the Kuomintang under Dr Sun Yat-sen, the Chinese National Socialist League under Xiu Han Ju and the Tongmenhiu Zhou; that is a political party under Zhou Chu Li who had adopted the name of Tongmenhiu.

Italy: Military, navy, infrastructure, and economy are built up, as the Italian monarchs had agreed with the Greek nation. The first colonial government in Libya rises.

Netherlands: We secretly tell the Germans that we insist on a defensive alliance under the condition that they do not interfere in our internal affair. For an offensive war, we should intervene after the promise of territories. The navy is expanded to increase our control over the sea and more and more colonials become sailors as that is a good way to rise in the social rank of the empire. The Dutch nationalism increases. Dutch East Indies: The port of Banda Aceh is fully operational, creating many jobs for the natives of the area who have been from Dutch dockers. The militia grows with nearly 100,000 Indonesians becoming part of it.

Kingdom of Bulgaria: With increased propaganda, Bulgarian nationalism increases. Some of the Navy's ships are completed. The total army personnel count reaches 680,000.

Japan: Japan continues to build up its military. Some new ports are established, and some ships are built. Infrastructure is improved as well, and some new Shinto Shrines and Buddhist Temples are built.

Russian Empire: Continues to improve our economy and build up our military. Industry continues improving to become one of the best works in Russia. After two years of Russian Antarctic Exposition, the Russian polar explorers now finally at St Peterburg and viewed a map of South Pole's location in Antarctica plus Russian Antarctic Territory for the Czar. All Russian atlases have rights to copy this first map of the South Pole's location in Antarctica plus Russian Antarctic Territory to collection of Antarctic maps. The Russian Antarctic Territory called Podolskaly Land is claimed. Russia continues its war in Afghanistan and finally the Russian army occupies all of Afghanistan. As result, Afghanistan is now under Russian occupation. Some new houses and churches are built, more farms are built to feed its expanding population. A series of new railways is built on two continents Europe and Asia.

Are you trying to claim Antarctica? Is that even allowed?

Yes, I now claiming OTL Australian Antarctic Territory.

He is allowed to claim Antarctica, but it is never going to benefit him. I don't know what he plans to do with that land, but keep in mind I will cross your posts out if you create magical "Antarctic Cities". Keep in mind the word being used is claim. He has no political authority over the land, and if he plans to get it, it will be long in the future. Any other country can claim the same land that he claimed. -Nic

You need an algo to invade Afghanistan. -MP

German Empire: Work continues at a feverish pace on the eight new dreadnoughts and four battlecruisers, whose completion dates are still 1915. We offer Prince Heinrich of Bavaria as a potential suitor for Grand Duchess Marie Adelaide. The special ambassador to the Netherlands agrees to the Dutch terms for the alliance, and signs the agreement. The German Antarctic Expedition reaches Antarctica. It maps the coast of the OTL Ross Sea, naming landmarks and landing on the shore. The entire Kaiser Wilhelm Bay (as Ross Bay is named) and the surrounding lands are claimed for the Empire. The land is of course useless, and the claim is more a propaganda stunt than anything else. Anti-British sentiment remains high, and our dreadnoughts go on maneuvers in the North Sea, close to, but still outside of, British territorial waters.

  • The United Kingdom advises the Germans to maintain their distance from the United Kingdom because the United Kingdom does not want to play games.

Ottoman Empire: Enver Pasha, orders the Military to begin a Modernization Campaign. Anti-Greek Propaganda is made and sent all over the Empire. The Committee of Liberty and Modernization gains 500 members.

Greece: Due to the war and the Turkish retreat tactic, much of the country is needed to be reconstructed. To do this George focuses most of the subsidies from the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and war reparations from the Ottomans on repairing cities and towns in the kingdom. Mass reconstructions occur in the cities of Thessaloniki, Rhodes, and Skopje. In order to reduce unrest in the kingdom, an initiative continues to be taken to move Turkish families to the area of the Thracian Chersonesus (renamed from Gallipoli Peninsula), and to cities like Callipolis (renamed from Gelibolu). Many families have migrated, but a decent amount still exists in some parts of the kingdom. Although the Turks feel somewhat oppressed with taxes, only small revolts take place. The Turks are also forced to attend Greek schools and learn Greek, Greek history, and the Greek anthem (and pledge allegiance to Greece). Some Greek soldiers are also stationed in the area to mix Greek and Turkish culture among the population. The two brothers (Constantine I of Greece and Christopher I of Albania), have somewhat good relations, but less than the Father-Son relationship that existed in George's reign. Due to this an even more miniscule amount of subsidies are given to Albania, and Constantine still guarantees the nation military protection. George I still asks for the Italian princess, Yolanda to marry Christopher I. Greece continues to receive small subsidies from the United Kingdom, France, and Italy, the economy and infrastructure continue to improve. Greek morale, nationalism and imperialism continue to be high. Many Greeks still hope to someday fulfill the Megali Idea. The main objective of the government is to make Greece more self-reliant with indigenous industry and infrastructure. To minimize unrest, the Greek parliament allows the repeal of anti-Turkish laws only in certain areas (like the Thracian Chersonesus). Mainly infrastructure is improved, but also the economy and military. Greek companies continue to build shipyards around the country (Ifaistos in Piraeus, Neorion in Syros, and Glavanis-Kazazis in Volos). The Greek harbors continue to work on the cruisers of HMS Dionysus, HMS Nike, and HMS Janus. Constantine asks his uncle in Denmark if the Greek government could buy submarine plans. He also asks if there are any outdated ships that the nation could buy. Greece buys four "Farman MF.7"s from the Farman Company in France (renaissance planes). The rule of Constantine continues without much incident. Siam: Native arms industries improve as Siam begins to slowly industrialize. Land redistribution comes to an end, having essentially succeeded in achieving its initial end of providing peasants with more land. The military expands and improves, rearming further with modern weapons. Production of landing craft and transports speeds up. Siam is unnerved by the tensions in Europe, and begins mobilization, both of its fleet and army. Some troops are now outfitted with machine guns, and radio is largely used for communication among ships, although it is too rare for use on land.

United States: The United States continues to build up its economic, political and military strength around the world. The death of the British monarch has many in the public and government worried, although the majority of the population and government believes that isolation is the better option rather than getting involved in any potential wars in Europe. The revolution, on the other hand, is a major issue for the United States, and the United States reiterates its right to interfere in Mexico if it supports the stability of the United States.

  • Cuba: The attempted rebellion has swung many in Cuba against independence, as many fear that independence will bring even more violence. The Imperialist American government doesn't help settle worries either, and some accuse it of stoking fears in order to build up annexationist rhetoric. The caretaker government begins exploring methods of annexation.

1914.0

PEOPLE! STOP IGNORING THE ASSASSINATION AND GO TO WAR ALREADY! -MP

Why? It was a stupid ass assassination with no motive or underlying political intentions. Maybe next time these should be thought through with an actual plausible assassin and target and a legit reason to go to war other than this crazy man that was the cousin of a big shot in the German navy. It's not like he was an Irish rebel funded by the German government to create internal chaos in the United Kingdom. And no, you can't go back and do that now. All the assassination did was create more tension between Britain and Germany. What we need is an assassination with clearly political motives and a legitimate reason for the attacked nation to attack the other nation. Or we could use the OTL assassination. But I am still willing to go to war if everyone else is willing to give the game the ASB category.

Why don't we have that occur next, in conjunction to the previous assassination?

Which one, the "Germany funds Irish rebel to kill for political motives" one? One which will once again make Germany the bad guy. Why is it never "Britain funds Polish separatist who kills the Kaiser/Chancellor"? Or "France funds assassination of Luxembourgish Grand Duchess as France is worried that Luxembourg is coming into Germany's sphere of influence"? The latter, actually, would not be too bad, and could result in an OTL-style domino-effect of declarations of war. Callumthered (talk) 20:38, November 16, 2014 (UTC) 

After I posted that comment, Scraw, myself, and others discussed this on chat. I believe the general concensus was that the moderators would go ahead and have Franz Ferdinand be killed like OTL. Interestingly enough, I also proposed the "British fund Polish" idea while on chat, but ultimately it was decided that doing the OTL assassination, in absence of a well structured alternate idea, would be acceptable. My comment was less about trying to make the Germans look bad, and more about desperately finding something.

Yeah, we threw around a bunch of ideas. One was France hires assassins to weaken German control over Alsace Lorraine. Another was about Belgians and some were about Greece and Russia. It became too complicated so we said "meh" and picked Austria and Serbia. If that doesn't work we'll probably go with France, but it wouldn't be an assassination. Maybe the discovery of money going into rebels. But yes, Franz Ferdinand.

Japan: Japan continues to build up its military. Some new ports are established, and some ships are built. Infrastructure is improved as well, and some new Shinto Shrines and Buddhist Temples are built.

Republic of China: With the ousting from power of the Qing dynasty, the Republic of China [ROC]: is proclaimed and Dr Sun Yat-sen is declared the President, with others who had participated in the Revolution granted important positions. As agreed upon during the revolution, the ROC granted independence to Mongolia and Tibet, and greater autonomy was granted to Xinyiang for the Muslim Generals had supported the Revolutionaries in defeating the Qing at the Battle of Ürümqi. Almost immediately the new government set out to bring reforms such as establishing proper provinces with a Governor to control the internal affairs of the province. These Governors could easily be dismissed by the President at any time. Economic reforms were initiated, and trade with Hong Kong, Siam, Dutch, Japan and British India was encouraged whereas Korea was rejected for its support of Manchu nationalists. The area recognized was de facto 'Manchuria' was divided into three provinces as a punishment for the Manchu. Changes were brought in the military, with the size of the military set at 500,000 soldiers with an additional 400,000 reserves. Moreover, the military was to be supplied with the finest weaponry, for the ROC was not keen on being left behind in the worldwide Arms Race. Changes were also brought about in the paramilitary, for it was now directly under the President and not the armed forces and the job of the paramilitary was to maintain order and peace within the nation. In the aftermath of the Chinese Elections, Dr Sun Yat-sen and the Kuomintang managed to acquire a complete majority; winning in almost every province with the exception of Kwangtung and Fukien where the Tongmenhiu Zhou won and Kwangsi where the Chinese National Socialist League won. However, by establishing an overall majority; the opinion of the other two Chinese parties was negligible. Dr Sun Yat-sen was now declared the President and he was to rule as the President until the next elections in 1924.

Chile: Buildings rising in Santiago, factories are being built. 30% of the money is going on military budget. Railroads are being built. Trading increases with Dutch East Indies for spices and cinnamon. First radio channel is established. Tower of Santiago is being developed estimated to be 100 ft, the second tallest building in the world. First U-Boat is being tested in Chilean coasts.

Portugal: King Manuel II and the Queen Mother Amelie are overthrown by a bloody coup which massacres scores of royal guardsmen and wounds the King and Queen Mother. Both of them are quickly imprisoned by frantic Republican militias before the remaining royals can escape Portugal. The two are kept under strict isolation in the royal palace itself, stripped of any material comfort or privilege. On October 23, Republicans and members of the Carbonaria storm into Parliament and declare the Monarchy abolished. Teofilo Braga is named President of Portugal. Immediately upon establishing his administration, Braga pursues alliances with Great Britain and France. In other news, Portugal once more slips into bankruptcy in the face of rising civil unrest.


  • Madeira: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • The Azores: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • Cape Verde: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • Guinea: Alonso de Marde is appointed as governor of Guinea. The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • Sao Tome: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • Angola: Jao DuClare Sineux is appointed as governor of Angola. The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • Mozambique: Marco Clemento is appointed as governor of Mozambique.
  • The military is developed and the economy does moderately well.
  • Goa: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well. Pro-independence movements strengthen in India.
  • Daman and Diu: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well. Pro-independence movements strengthen in India.
  • Macau: The military is developed and the economy does moderately well. Macau remains one of Portugal's most important ports in Asia.

Siam: Native arms industries improve as Siam begins to slowly industrialize. Land redistribution comes to an end, having essentially succeeded in achieving its initial end of providing peasants with more land. The military expands and improves, rearming further with modern weapons. Production of landing craft and transports speeds up. Siam is unnerved by the tensions in Europe, and begins mobilization, both its fleet and army. Some troops are now outfitted with machine guns, and radio is largely used for communication among ships, although it is too rare for use on land.

German Empire: Work continues at a feverish pace on the eight new dreadnoughts and four battlecruisers, whose completion dates are still 1915. We offer Prince Heinrich of Bavaria as a potential suitor for Grand Duchess Marie Adelaide of LUXEMBOURG. Investors and industrialists invest more money in the Netherlands, our new ally. The  German Antarctic Expedition returns home, to much general excitement. The "Kaiser Wilhelm Territory" is much lauded in the papers as helping give Germany its "place in the sun". Anti-British sentiment remains high. Military advisors are sent to allies the Netherlands, Austria-Hungary, and Bulgaria. 

  • Chilean Diplomacy: We'd like to purchase your military gear to improve our military, and hope to establish closer relations in trading with exporting our oil and minerals.

Ottoman Empire: Modernization of the military continues. Anti-Greek Propaganda is made and sent all over the Empire. The Committee of Liberty and Modernization gains 500 more members.

Italy: Military, navy, infrastructure, and economy are built up, as the Italian monarchs had agreed with the Greek nation. The first colonial government in Libya rises.

United States: The United States continues to build up its economic, political and military strength around the world. The death of the British monarch has many in the public and government worried, although the majority of the population and government believes that isolation is the better option rather than getting involved in any potential wars in Europe. The revolution, on the other hand, is a major issue for the United States, and the United States reiterates its right to interfere in Mexico if it supports the stability of the United States.

  • Cuba: The attempted rebellion has swung many in Cuba against independence, as many fear that independence will bring even more violence. The Imperialist American government doesn't help settle worries either, and some accuse it of stoking fears in order to build up annexationist rhetoric. The caretaker government begins exploring methods of annexation.

Greece: Due to the war and the Turkish retreat tactic, much of the country is needed to be reconstructed. To do this George focuses most of the subsidies from the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and war reparations from the Ottomans on repairing cities and towns in the kingdom. Mass reconstructions occur in the cities of Thessaloniki, Rhodes, and Skopje. In order to reduce unrest in the kingdom, an initiative continues to be taken to move Turkish families to the area of the Thracian Chersonesus (renamed from Gallipoli Peninsula), and to cities like Callipolis (renamed from Gelibolu). Many families have migrated, but a decent amount still exists in some parts of the kingdom. Although the Turks feel somewhat oppressed with taxes, only small revolts take place. The Turks are also forced to attend Greek schools and learn Greek, Greek history, and the Greek anthem (and pledge allegiance to Greece). Some Greek soldiers are also stationed in the area to mix Greek and Turkish culture among the population. The two brothers (Constantine I of Greece and Christopher I of Albania), have somewhat good relations, but less than the Father-Son relationship that existed in George's reign. Due to this an even more miniscule amount of subsidies are given to Albania, and Constantine still guarantees the nation military protection. George I still asks for the Italian princess, Yolanda to marry Christopher I. Greece continues to receive small subsidies from the United Kingdom, France, and Italy, the economy and infrastructure continue to improve. Greek morale, nationalism and imperialism continue to be high. Many Greeks still hope to someday fulfill the Megali Idea. The main objective of the government is to make Greece more self-reliant with indigenous industry and infrastructure. To minimize unrest, the Greek parliament allows the repeal of anti-Turkish laws only in certain areas (like the Thracian Chersonesus). Mainly infrastructure is improved, but also the economy and military. Greek companies continue to build shipyards around the country (Ifaistos in Piraeus, Neorion in Syros, and Glavanis-Kazazis in Volos). The Greek harbors complete the cruisers of HMS Dionysus, HMS Nike, and HMS Janus. The three harbors are ordered to continue to build cruisers, so another batch is made consisting of the HMS Iris, HMS Tyche, and the HMS Hypnos. Constantine asks his uncle in Denmark if the Greek government could buy submarine plans. He also asks if there are any outdated ships that the nation could buy. Greece buys two "Farman MF.11"s from the Farman Company in France (renaissance planes). The rule of Constantine continues without much incident.

1914.5

Six Serbian nationalists who are part of the Black Hand and Young Bosnia movement kill Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife with a car bomb. All of the assassins are caught by the Austrians. Anti-Serb rioiting breaks out in Sarajevo. Across the country, anti-Serb pogroms and other extralegal actions occur.

If Austria's player doesn't post the war will just start.

United States: The United States continues to build up its economic, political and military strength around the world. The death of the British monarch has many in the public and government worried, although the majority of the population and government believes that isolation is the better option rather than getting involved in any potential wars in Europe. The revolution, on the other hand, is a major issue for the United States, and the United States reiterates its right to interfere in Mexico if it supports the stability of the United States.


  • Cuba: The attempted rebellion has swung many in Cuba against independence, as many fear that independence will bring even more violence. The Imperialist American government doesn't help settle worries either, and some accuse it of stoking fears in order to build up annexationist rhetoric. The caretaker government begins exploring methods of annexation.

Brazil: President Neves' economic model moves at full steam ahead. Tech research continues. In the first election since the new constitution was approved, President Ferra is reelected by 53% of the vote in comparison to the 47% held by the Conservative candidate Marco Fereira. He addresses the nation from Rio de Janeiro and proclaims that the Brazilian people have given him a mandate to continue his policies as well as those of his predecessor. As planned, Brazil launches its first dreadnought in the port of Ceara in July. The navy is impressed with the quality and orders several more, not including the one coming off the drydocks next spring. The new ship is designated as the flagship of the Brazilian navy and named the BNS Neves, after the president who revolutionized the country's politics. The CoLA holds an emergency meeting in Lima to discuss the dangers of war in Europe and what it could mean for the Confederation. A strict non-alignment policy is passed by the FMs of each country. CoLA foreign policy chief Andres de Santiago, former Chilean FM, leads the discussion and instructs CoLA FMs to implement the plan. Back in Brazil, FM Rosalinda da Alves - Brazil's first female F - informs the ambassadors of the great European powers (UK, France, and Germany) that Brazil and the greater CoLA does not wish to be involved in any direct conflict and asks for these nations to respect the proclamation. Brazil's army begins to experiment with flight.

  • Representative of Chile to CoLA: With fearing a war between Europeans could interrupt our trading with the Dutch. We are looking for a solution that will prevent damage to our economy. We will continue to trade with our main export partners: the Dutch and Germans. Any nation that disrupts our trading would be considered hostile to us.
  • We trade with both sides. Neutrality.
  • I'm not a mod, but ... how does the Brazilian player control the actions of the rest of Latin America, much of which is highly hostile to Brazil?

Japan: Japan continues to build up its military. Some new ports are established, and some ships are built. Infrastructure is improved as well, and some new Shinto Shrines and Buddhist Temples are built.

Italy: Military, navy, infrastructure, and economy are built up, as the Italian monarchs had agreed with the Greek nation. The first colonial government in Libya rises.

Netherlands: The queen is shocked at the assassination and a guard is increased as belief that a terrorist organization is responsible for the death of the former king of Greece and the archduke. We call for action against the source of the problem. Feeling that war is near, we recruit more people into the army and increase military production. We offer an alliance to Greece against the Ottoman.

Dutch East Indies: Rebellion erupts in Biak due to the feeling that they receive no monetary support - in addition to the fact that the Dutch want to force their lifestyle. Life conditions increase slightly in Borneo and a few other islands but revolts start to occur. Java and Sumatra stay relatively calm.

Belgium: We expand military and economy. We send condolences to Austria-Hungary.

Russian Empire: Continues to improve our economy and build up our military. Industry continues improving to become one of the best works in Russia. Some new houses and churches are built, more farms are built to feed its expanding population. A series of new railways is built on two continents Europe and Asia. While the Russo-Afghan War unofficially ended, Czar Nicholas II of Russia requests a peace treaty with Afghanistan. This officially ends the Russo-Afghan War with Russian Victory. Russia will get the northern part of Afghanistan. Hope that Afghanistan agreed it. In St Peterburg, a new luxury passenger liner called Petranic is built by Baltic Nevian Line, looking its ship same as RMS Titanic and makes its first journey from St Peterburg to Stockholm in two days.

  • Afghanistan Diplomacy (MOD, Due to Afghan Inactivity): Afghanistan declines a peace treaty (Algorithm needed).

German Empire: After hearing of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the Kaiser sends a letter to Austrian Emperor Franz-Joseph giving him unconditional German support in bringing Serbia to justice. Preparations are made for a full mobilisation of troops. Many in the high echelons of the military believe that if a war is to come between Germany and Russia, this is the perfect time. Work continues on the eight new dreadnoughts and four new battlecruisers, which will all be completed early next year. We continue to offer Prince Heinrich of Bavaria as a potential suitor for Grand Duchess Marie Adelaide of LUXEMBOURG so as to cement our alliance. The infrastructure of the colonies is worked on.  

Ottoman Empire: Modernization of the military continues. Anti-Greek Propaganda is made and sent all over the Empire. The Committee of Liberty and Modernization gains 500 more members.

The United Kingdom: Expands the armed forces. Research into armored tank continues as a first, successful prototype is developed. Improvements begin to be made. Anti-German sentiment increases while the House of Lords rejects another bill for Indian Home Rule. The economy expands.

Greece: Due to the war and the Turkish retreat tactic, some of the country is needed to be reconstructed. To do this George focuses most of the subsidies from the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and war reparations from the Ottomans on repairing cities and towns in the kingdom. Mass reconstructions occur in the cities of Thessaloniki, Rhodes, and Skopje. In order to reduce unrest in the kingdom, an initiative continues to be taken to move Turkish families to the area of the Thracian Chersonesus (renamed from Gallipoli Peninsula), and to cities like Callipolis (renamed from Gelibolu). Many families have migrated, but a decent amount still exists in some parts of the kingdom. Although the Turks feel somewhat oppressed with taxes, only small revolts take place. The Turks are also forced to attend Greek schools and learn Greek, Greek history, and the Greek anthem (and pledge allegiance to Greece). Some Greek soldiers are also stationed in the area to mix Greek and Turkish culture among the population. The two brothers (Constantine I of Greece and Christopher I of Albania), have somewhat good relations, but less than the Father-Son relationship that existed in George's reign. Due to this an even more miniscule amount of subsidies are given to Albania, and Constantine still guarantees the nation military protection. George I still asks for the Italian princess, Yolanda to marry Christopher I. Greece continues to receive small subsidies from the United Kingdom, France, and Italy, the economy and infrastructure continue to improve. Greek morale, nationalism and imperialism continue to be high. Many Greeks still hope to someday fulfill the Megali Idea. The main objective of the government is to make Greece more self-reliant with indigenous industry and infrastructure. To minimize unrest, the Greek parliament allows the repeal of anti-Turkish laws only in certain areas (like the Thracian Chersonesus). Mainly infrastructure is improved, but also the economy and military. Greek companies continue to build shipyards around the country (Ifaistos in Piraeus, Neorion in Syros, and Glavanis-Kazazis in Volos) The three harbors continue to build the HMS Iris, HMS Tyche, and HMS Hypnos. Constantine asks his uncle in Denmark if the Greek government could buy submarine plans. He also asks if there are any outdated ships that the nation could buy. Greece buys two "Farman HF.20"s from the Farman Company in France (renaissance planes). Constantine turns forty-six. Constantine orders to have more secure royal guards for government officials due the the assassination of his father, relative and King in the United Kingdom, and the Austrian king.

Siam: Native arms industries improve as Siam begins to slowly industrialize. Land redistribution comes to an end, having essentially succeeded in achieving its initial end of providing peasants with more land. The military expands and improves, rearming further with modern weapons. Production of landing craft and transports speeds up. Siam is unnerved by the tensions in Europe, and begins mobilization, both its fleet and army. Some troops are now outfitted with machine guns, and radio is largely used for communication among ships, although it is too rare for use on land.

  • Before AP comments on this, Siam is unlikely to be unnerved by tensions in Europe, you are located in Asia. Currently everyone should not know that a war is going to erupt as an assassination happened between Britain and Germany (and no war erupted over that...). Even if nations did take action with these assassinations, it is not going to be an Asian nation. It is unreasonable and implausible that a developing Asian nation would mobilize its troops for a conflict in Europe... -Nic
  • Since Siam borders both Britain and France, or at least their colonies, anything which destabilizes them is highly scary to the Siamese government. It's pretty traditional for European nations to use European wars as excuse to grab territory in Asia, even from uninvolved countries, so there's even more reason to be scared. Also, the phrase "begin mobilization" has a highly different meaning from the word "mobilize". Mods should understand the difference.
  • As meta-gaming was mentioned before, those two nations are not even beginning to destabilize. Although there have been all these assassinations, no one should know there is going to be a world war. For now there might be high tensions in Europe, but there is nothing to destabilize them. Also, I know there is a difference between mobilizing and beginning to mobilize, but no one should even begin to mobilize (especially an Asian nation), because no one knows there is going to be this large war... -Nic

Kingdom of Bulgaria: The Bulgarian Navy finishes the remaining vessels under construction. The government of Bulgaria remains neutral and has no comment on the assassination in Austria-Hungary.

1915.0

I take it we are to assume that Austria-Hungary has declared war on Serbia?Callumthered (talk) 05:24, November 18, 2014 (UTC)

DUE TO PLAYERS BEING INACTIVE: The Empire of Austria Hungary declares war on the Kingdom of Serbia on June 12. This is due to the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. Austria Hungary calls its allies in Germany, Bulgaria, and (if you want to side with them, you can). [If the Serbian player does not post:] Serbia calls its partners in Greece, Russia, Montenegro, and (if you want to side with them, you can). Sorry if I missed any allies, if another mod completely disagrees with this post then they may remove it. Have fun... -Nic

  • Please be reasonable with which side you join. If you were former enemies of the side you joined, your post will be crossed out. -Nic
  • As I have been busy these past few days, I would've appreciated it if someone had informed me of the assassination, cause this would've not been my response -I am that guy (talk)

Austria-Hungary: Franz Joseph gives an impassioned speech on the need to bring the perpetrators in Serbia to justice, to chants of "To Arms" by people of all ethnicities. He also gives a sincere promise, due to Franz Ferdinands popularity from his support of equal rights to all minorities, that should every man and woman give all to the war and after the murderers are brought to justice, Franz Ferdinands reforms will be out into effect. The much larger austrian army moves swiftly, occupying much of northern Serbia.

Brazil: President Neves' economic model moves at full steam ahead. Tech research continues. Brazil's second dreadnought is launched in Rio, to much fanfare in the capital. Brazilians are becoming more and more prideful of the direction in which the country is headed, one marked by military prowess and importance in the global economy. The BNS Neves is joined by the BNS Rio de Janeiro. The education program reaches its second year and has seen mixed results, with some schools reporting mismanagement of funds and corruption. President Ferra responds by launching a federal investigation. The army's experimentation with flight continues. The CoLA meets in Valparaiso this year and discusses security matters, as well as drafting contingency plans for any possible war on the mainland. Brazil opens its military research to Chile and Argentina, the next biggest economies after Brazil. The Valparaiso Conference ends with the admission of Uruguay into the CoLA, after having made sufficient reforms to join and having a democratically elected government. Midterm elections are held and the MPP seizes a supermajority in both chambers of Congress, due to the perceived success of the Neves and Ferra administrations. The Conservative Party, in shambles, begins to protest against the establishment which they claim to heavily favor the Mr. Neves' MPP party. President Ferra addresses the nation and informs the Brazilian people that the election system is fair and that the MPP will hold government so long as they still have the faith of the people. Bolivia's long-standing application is deferred to next year's CoLA conference in Sao Paulo. President Ferra sends a telegram to the Austrians offering his condolences for the loss of the Archduke. The Latin American elections in 1916 will determine the next head of the Latin American Commission; former President Neves is in the running for Commission president under the MPP-Liberal Coalition Bloc in the Latin American Congress, one of the largest coalitions. Among the other candidates are ex Peruvian FM Joel Martinez and outgoing Argentinian President Roca. Polls suggest that it will be a tight race between Roca and Neves.

Japan: Japan continues to build up its military. Some new ports are established, and some ships are built. Infrastructure is improved as well, and some new Shinto Shrines and Buddhist Temples are built.

Chile: Industry keeps rising, population begins slowly increasing. With its military spending increasing, Chilean Armed Forces would like to purchase Brazil's BNS Neves's ships, hoping to grow its navy. Chilean Army, as well as Brazil's are beginning to test aviation flights. With Brazil's military growing, Chile is heavily relied on Brazil's military gear. Ports on Chilean costs are being established.

Republic of China: With the ousting from power of the Qing dynasty, the Republic of China [ROC]: is proclaimed and Dr Sun Yat-sen is declared the President, with others who had participated in the Revolution granted important positions. As agreed upon during the revolution, the ROC granted independence to Mongolia and Tibet, and greater autonomy was granted to Xinyiang for the Muslim Generals had supported the Revolutionaries in defeating the Qing at the Battle of Ürümqi. Almost immediately the new government set out to bring reforms such as establishing proper provinces with a Governor to control the internal affairs of the province. These Governors could easily be dismissed by the President at any time. Economic reforms were initiated, and trade with Hong Kong, Siam, Dutch, Japan and British India was encouraged whereas Korea was rejected for its support of Manchu nationalists. The area recognized was de facto 'Manchuria' was divided into three provinces as a punishment for the Manchu. Changes were brought in the military, with the size of the military set at 500,000 soldiers with an additional 400,000 reserves. Moreover, the military was to be supplied with the finest weaponry, for the ROC was not keen on being left behind in the worldwide Arms Race. Changes were also brought about in the paramilitary, for it was now directly under the President and not the armed forces and the job of the paramilitary was to maintain order and peace within the nation. In the aftermath of the Chinese Elections, Dr Sun Yat-sen and the Kuomintang managed to acquire a complete majority; winning in almost every province with the exception of Kwangtung and Fukien where the Tongmenhiu Zhou won and Kwangsi where the Chinese National Socialist League won. However, by establishing an overall majority; the opinion of the other two Chinese parties was negligible. Dr Sun Yat-sen was now declared the President and he was to rule as the President until the next elections in 1924. Siam: Military and economic modernization continues, with especial focus on the navy. Most expenditure is focused on producing landing craft, destroyers and other small, cheap ships. The government, not being totally idiotic, plays close attention to the tensions in the Balkans, recognizing the possibility for conflict they involve, but as yet takes no action other than sending military observers. The army rearms and expands.

German Empire: In support of our ally Austria-Hungary, Germany declares war on Serbia. Bavaria releases its own declaration of war. The entire Imperial military is mobilised, with the Bavarian, Saxon, Wurrtemburger, and Prussian armies coming under joint Imperial control. The eight new dreadnoughts and four new battlecruisers are finally completed, and they too are mobilised, and go on very fast trial runs. We continue to offer Prince Heinrich of Bavaria as a potential suitor for Grand Duchess Marie Adelaide of LUXEMBOURG so as to cement our alliance. The infrastructure of the colonies is worked on.

Kingdom of Bulgaria: Tsar Ferdinand declares neutrality of Bulgaria, but for security, orders the mobilization of 800,000 men in total, of which 600,000 are already in active service, meaning an additional 200,000 are drafted. The majority of the troops are at the extensive system of bunkers and trenches that has been built over the last several years. The Navy deploys its ships in the Black Sea, to guard the Bulgarian coast, while planes of the Air Force patrol the borders.

  • A-H Dip: Franz Joseph offers Bulgaria the acquisition of Macedonia in exchange for assistance.
  • That's Greek. You can't just go around promising things to people. - Scraw
  • My bad, I was thinking OTL I am that guy (talk)

United States: The United States continues to build up its economic, political and military strength around the world. The death of the British monarch has many in the public and government worried, although the majority of the population and government believes that isolation is the better option rather than getting involved in any potential wars in Europe. The revolution, on the other hand, is a major issue for the United States, and the United States reiterates its right to interfere in Mexico if it supports the stability of the United States.

  • Cuba: The attempted rebellion has swung many in Cuba against independence, as many fear that independence will bring even more violence. The Imperialist American government doesn't help settle worries either, and some accuse it of stoking fears in order to build up annexationist rhetoric. The caretaker government begins exploring methods of annexation.

In defence of Serbia, the United Kingdom declares war on Austria Hungary and Germany and calls on France to do the same. The usage of armoured vehicles is planned as they begin to be produced in small groups. A blockade of Germany is declared and the Regular Army is called into action. They along the Territorial Force prepare to be deployed to the continental mainland. Due to the state of war with Germany, the royal house changes from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to the less German House of Windsor. The Defence of the Realm Act is passed in Parliament.

Denmark: This turn in Denmark and its possessions is officially dedicated to military expansion. With Europe seemingly on edge, we order the mobilization of a small number of reserve forces to patrol the border, although we remain neutral in any conflict at this time, Submarines squadrons in the North Sea are also readied to begin patrols, and Denmark’s small air force is ready to begin its first mission, as reconnaissance planes, numbering five planes total. The Orlogsværftet, Danish naval yard, is placed with the task of producing OV-flying boats. Two naval flying stations are also established in Copenhagen and Nyborg, mainly focusing on the two international seaways of the Øresund and Storebælt. Our colony of Kortårby in Svalbard continues to grow each year, becoming an important mining town and port in the far north. The Ishavet territories continues to grow from the mining industry and from Arctic tourism, becoming a common base for Arctic exploration. In Svalbard multiple mines are established across the island, with the main port at Kortårby shipping coal and other resources back to Denmark for use in the nation’s factories and manufacturers.

Greece: With the outbreak of war between Austria-Hungary and Serbia, Greece decides to currently stay neutral. The Prime Minister, Eleftherios Venizelos wishes to join the war and side with Britain and Serbia. Constantine I is split as he has both family in Germany and the United Kingdom. Constantine is also cautious of joining the war as still some of the country is being reconstructed. Greece is also waiting to see the opinions of Italy and France. The King also warns that if the war bleeds into or declared on Albania, that Greece will join in their defense. Due to the war and the Turkish retreat tactic, some of the country is needed to be reconstructed. To do this George focuses most of the subsidies from the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and war reparations from the Ottomans on repairing cities and towns in the kingdom. Mass reconstructions occur in the cities of Thessaloniki, Rhodes, and Skopje. In order to reduce unrest in the kingdom, an initiative continues to be taken to move Turkish families to the area of the Thracian Chersonesus (renamed from Gallipoli Peninsula), and to cities like Callipolis (renamed from Gelibolu). Many families have migrated, but a decent amount still exists in some parts of the kingdom. Although the Turks feel somewhat oppressed with taxes, only small revolts take place. The Turks are also forced to attend Greek schools and learn Greek, Greek history, and the Greek anthem (and pledge allegiance to Greece). Some Greek soldiers are also stationed in the area to mix Greek and Turkish culture among the population. The two brothers (Constantine I of Greece and Christopher I of Albania), have somewhat good relations, but less than the Father-Son relationship that existed in George's reign. Due to this an even more miniscule amount of subsidies are given to Albania, and Constantine still guarantees the nation military protection. George I still asks for the Italian princess, Yolanda to marry Christopher I. Greece continues to receive small subsidies from the United Kingdom, France and Italy. The economy and infrastructure continue to improve. Greek morale, nationalism and imperialism continue to be high. Many Greeks still hope to someday fulfill the Megali Idea. The main objective of the government is to make Greece more self-reliant with indigenous industry and infrastructure. To minimize unrest, the Greek parliament allows the repeal of anti-Turkish laws only in certain areas (like the Thracian Chersonesus). Infrastructure is still mainly improved, but the Greek army is partially mobilised for defense. Greek companies continue to build shipyards around the country (Ifaistos in Piraeus, Neorion in Syros, and Glavanis-Kazazis in Volos). The three harbors complete the HMS Iris, HMS Tyche, and HMS Hypnos. Two harbors begin the last batch of Grundlov-class cruisers with the HMS Demeter and HMS Hecate. Constantine turns forty-six. Constantine asks his uncle in Denmark if the Greek government could buy submarine plans. He also asks if there are any outdated ships that the nation could buy. With the outbreak of war, the Greek Air Force buys two Airco DH.1s and two more Farman HF.20s.

1915.5

EVERYONE LISTEN! BEFORE YOU MAKE IN YOUR EVENTS THAT YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY INVADED SOMETHING, MAKE THE ALGORITHM FIRST! THIS WILL ENSURE PLAUSIBILITY. For example, if as Afghanistan I invaded British India then I would make an algo maybe titled "World War I: Afghan Occupation of India". Thanks... -Nic

Brazil: President Neves' economic model moves at full steam ahead. Tech research continues. The army's experimentation with flight continues. The navy conducts exercises off the coast of Brazil in conjunction with Argentina and Chile to create contingency plans in case of a European invasion. The ACI conducts missions in Europe.

Japan: Japan continues to build up its military. Some new ports are established, and some ships are built. Infrastructure is improved as well, and some new Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples are built.

Italy: Military, navy, infrastructure, and economy are built up, as the Italian monarchs had agreed with the Greek nation. The first colonial government in Libya rises.

Netherlands: With Britain joining the war, some members of the Nationalist Party see a way to expand their holding in Asia by taking Malaysia. The idea is nevertheless considered audacious and is keep secret while we look at how the war is going. The military is partially mobilized in case we get attacked or decide to join. Dutch East Indies: The news of the war in Europe causes a shock among the population but most of the population is happy with the neutrality stance. The naval defense is boosted with most of the patrol ships available launched to patrol the area. The militia is expanded with many young Indonesians who believe in the autonomy of the colony joining.

  • German Diplomacy: The German government reminds the Dutch of our alliance, and seeing as multiple nations have declared war on us, we officially request your assistance against those countries ranged against us. In the event of victory, we offer the Dutch all of Malaysia, plus Flanders in Belgium.
  • Belgian Diplomacy: We remind the Dutch that we have an alliance with them too, and ask them to not wage war against us, as we are your brothers. We request either Dutch neutrality or joining us against Germany

Republic of China: Economic and military reforms were brought about, the economy started to rise; as numerous factories were constructed to increase the overall economic output. Dr Sun Yat-sen ordered the construction of schools throughout the nation, and initiated talks with the Comintern, regarding the politics of the state. The total size of the army was to be 400,000 men with an additional 200,000 reserves, and enough supplies were set up in order to wield an army of over 2,000,000 men in times of war, although, of course, many would suffer from malnutrition but nevertheless. With war breaking out in Europe, China would obviously remain neutral but China was worried that war would be brought upon China for there was presence of British and German ports on Chinese coastlands. Naval reforms were brought, and a major opening was made with the construction of a dreadnought and numerous frigates. Therefore, under immense pressure from Russia and the United Kingdom, land blockade was imposed upon the German port, and the Germans were ordered to hand over all arms. The Germans were to be temporarily imprisoned until the end of the war. 

Belgium: We expand military and economy. We decide to wait on the French decision about the Grote Europese Oorlog (Great European War), unless Britain specifically wants our help. War is declared on Germany. We request that our Dutch allies and brothers do not interfere with the war, as we don't wish to fight them. Currently, soldiers remain in Belgium, with 500,000 ready to fight. Complete mobilization starts, estimated to be finished in six months.

Sorry for my absence. I have been ill. With Blood and Iron (talk) 10:53, November 19, 2014 (UTC)

France: The French army is mobilized out of fear of Germany possibly invading. With Germany still holding on to land that rightfully belongs to France, The French government is in an uproar when certain prominent members of the national congress demand that there be no war. The population clamours for war against the Huns. Without any other option France declares war in support of their British allies. France requests permission to move troops through Belgium to outflank German forces and create a solid defence line stretching from Belgium to Switzerland. France requests that Italy join the conflict against Germany and tha Ottomans promising them a cut of the spoils of war. Industrial output grows as the demands for war grow. British troops are invited to set foot on French soil and to prepare for a solid defence of the border with Germany. The French navy also joins the British navy in attempting to blockade the North Sea. France warns the Dutch about getting involved in the conflict.  Naval expansion continues. The French number of dreadnoughts now stands at ten (same as OTL). Mobilization of troops begin to prepare for an invasion of the Levant as well, and to aid the Balkan nations against Austria-Hungary and the Turks. A proposed joint campaign against the Ottomans is proposed to thee British and Italians. In an effort to provoke revolts in the Central Powers, France promises support for Yugoslav and Polish independence should they rise up against their masters. The Polish Legion is established (OTL unit) from the Polish emerge.

  • French Africa: Colonial troops are mobilized for war and the invasion of German togoland and Kamerun begin with some 70,000 strong. 
  • Algeria: the Loyal Blackfoots (French Algerians) join the French army. Algerian recruits are now numbering close to 100,000 recruits, including the Algerian Sephardi population.
  • French Indochina: Colonial troops are raised and prepared to defend their colonies. Plans to invade the Dutch East Indies should the Dutch join the war are laid out. 
  • French Guiana and Antilles: Suriname is placed under close watch and plans to invade the American colony should the Dutch become involved in the war are put into motion. 
  • You do realise most Poles live in Russia? 
  • Just mentioning that the Ottomans have not joined the war yet. -Nic

Siam: Considers how it might gain advantage from the conflict. At length, the government decides to join the war on the Franco-British side, which seems to offer the greatest territorial gains for the least effort. Publicly, of course, the government focuses on the injustice of the war on Serbia, although this is undermined when it is proved that the Propaganda Minister has no idea where Serbia actually is. War is declared on Germany, and Siam mobilizes its fleet and land forces. An invasion of German New Guinea is launched, with 70,000 troops landed on the island. Bribes are paid to many native chieftains displeased with the German occupation, enabling the government to mobilize thousands of New Guinean auxiliaries. The troops are given rousing speeches about liberating New Guineans from the imperialist yoke, which no one really believes, but are accepted nonetheless. The remainder of the Siamese forces remain in Siam.

German Empire: War is declared on France and Great Britain. Seeing as Russia has not, as yet, declared war, most of the empire's military resources are put towards this Western front, however substantial forces are kept in reserve in the East. Troops move through our ally Luxembourg to attack France, as well as going through Belgium, and across our own border. Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria does quite well leading his army group. Bulgaria is reminded of its alliance, and promised the Southern part of Serbia if it joins the war. The news of the loss of New Guinea to the Siamese is not particularly surprising, as there were never very many troops there to begin with. News does come through, however, of a small group of soldiers undertaking commando guerrilla warfare against the Siamese (and presumably the Australians as well). 

Denmark: This turn in Denmark and its possessions is officially dedicated to military expansion. Sensing a weakness in our rival Russia, we mobilize the Baltic Sea Squadron to sail from Korsør and maintain a naval presence off the coast of Russia, stationed in Visby, Sweden. The 3rd Undervandsbåd Eskadron also begins operations in the Baltic Sea, to ensure the protection of our border. In Danish media the Russia are portrayed in a negative light, as holding the Finnish population hostage. Funds are allocated to creating a secret spy network, as well as support for possible rebel groups, but slowly so that our involvement is minimal. Military drills also continue.

United States: The United States continues to build up its economic, political and military strength around the world. The death of the British monarch has many in the public and government worried, although the majority of the population and government believes that isolation is the better option rather than getting involved in any potential wars in Europe. The revolution, on the other hand, is a major issue for the United States, and the United States reiterates its right to interfere in Mexico if it supports the stability of the United States.


  • Cuba: The attempted rebellion has swung many in Cuba against independence, as many fear that independence will bring even more violence. The Imperialist American government doesn't help settle worries either, and some accuse it of stoking fears in order to build up annexationist rhetoric. The caretaker government begins exploring methods of annexation.

The United Kingdom begins troop movements into Europe. The British Expeditionary Force lands on the mainland to support Belgian and French troops on the front. The British help the Belgians delay the German forces. Forces are also sent to help Serbia hold up against the Austrians. The Royal Navy continues the blockade of Germany. A wartime coalition government is formed. People across the Isles begin preparing and propaganda begins to be printed to encourage the general populace to contribute to the war. In Africa, colonial forces prepare to attack neighboring German colonies. The United Kingdom also encourages Italy and Greece to join the war against the Germans and Austrians, with the promise of land given the case of victory. The first armoured vehicles, called tanks by some, are deployed against Germany. Also, as a result of the British declaration of war, the Dominions of Canada, Newfoundland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa are brought into the war.

Greece: As the war continues throughout Europe, Greece continues to stay neutral. Major disagreements occur between King Constantine I and Eleftherios Venizelos, the Prime Minister over whether Greece should join the "O Megálos Ev̱ro̱païkós Pólemos" (Great European War). The Prime Minister believes that Greece should join the war on the Entente powers. On the other hand, Constantine, a pro-German King favors staying neutral. This almost causes a national schism with Constantine forcing Eleftherios to resign. After re-elected Eleftherios and the parliament forced Constantine to pass pro-Entente diplomatic terms like allowing France and Britain to use Greece as a base for their troops. Constantine tries to revoke these terms, but is unsuccessful. While staying neutral in the Great War, Constantine discusses with his uncle, Frederick VIII about assisting Denmark in a liberation of Russia. The King also warns that if the war bleeds into or declared on Albania, that Greece will join in their defense. Due to the war and the Turkish retreat tactic, some of the country is needed to be reconstructed. To do this George focuses most of the subsidies from the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and war reparations from the Ottomans on repairing cities and towns in the kingdom. Mass reconstructions occur in the cities of Thessaloniki, Rhodes, and Skopje. In order to reduce unrest in the kingdom, an initiative continues to be taken to move Turkish families to the area of the Thracian Chersonesus (renamed from Gallipoli Peninsula), and to cities like Callipolis (renamed from Gelibolu). Many families have migrated, but a decent amount still exists in some parts of the kingdom. Although the Turks feel somewhat oppressed with taxes, only small revolts take place. The Turks are also forced to attend Greek schools and learn Greek, Greek history, and the Greek anthem (and pledge allegiance to Greece). Some Greek soldiers are also stationed in the area to mix Greek and Turkish culture among the population. The two brothers (Constantine I of Greece and Christopher I of Albania), have somewhat good relations, but less than the Father-Son relationship that existed in George's reign. Due to this an even more miniscule amount of subsidies are given to Albania, and Constantine still guarantees the nation military protection. George I still asks for the Italian princess, Yolanda to marry Christopher I. Greece continues to receive small subsidies from the United Kingdom, France and Italy. The economy and infrastructure continue to improve. Greek morale, nationalism and imperialism continue to be high. Many Greeks still hope to someday fulfill the Megali Idea. The main objective of the government is to make Greece more self-reliant with indigenous industry and infrastructure. To minimize unrest, the Greek parliament allows the repeal of anti-Turkish laws only in certain areas (like the Thracian Chersonesus). Infrastructure is still mainly improved, but the Greek army is partially mobilised for defense. Greek companies continue to build shipyards around the country (Ifaistos in Piraeus, Neorion in Syros, and Glavanis-Kazazis in Volos). The harbors continue to work on the HMS Demeter and HMS Hecate. Constantine turns forty-seven. Constantine asks his uncle in Denmark if the Greek government could buy submarine plans. He also asks if there are any outdated ships that the nation could buy. The Greek Air Force buys two more Farman F-40s. The lowly-organized Greek army reaches around 400,000. Constantine attempts to pass laws to make the Greek army stronger and consolidate it, making it more organized.

Kingdom of Serbia: We call Russia and the Entente to help us against Austria-Hungary (i think they invaded Serbia).

1916.0

(Due to relative inactivity of Russia): Russia declares war on Germany and its allies, joining the war on the side of the British and the French.

I'm dismissing your arguments as biased. End of story. End of story means end of story, or face a ban. Good day. AP (talk)

AP, come on now, it's just a question, I am legitimately curious.

Republic of China: Economic and military reforms were brought about, the economy started to rise; as numerous factories were constructed to increase the overall economic output. Dr Sun Yat-sen ordered the construction of schools throughout the nation, and initiated talks with the Comintern, regarding the politics of the state. The total size of the army was to be 400,000 men with an additional 200,000 reserves, and enough supplies were set up in order to wield an army of over 2,000,000 men in times of war, although, of course, many would suffer from malnutrition but nevertheless. With war breaking out in Europe, China would obviously remain neutral but China was worried that war would be brought upon China for there was presence of British and German ports on Chinese coastlands. Naval reforms were brought, and a major opening was made with the construction of a dreadnought and numerous frigates. Therefore, under immense pressure from Russia and the United Kingdom, land blockade was imposed upon the German port, and the Germans were ordered to hand over all arms. The Germans were to be temporarily imprisoned until the end of the war. The German sphere of influence in China is outright annexed. Meanwhile, a massive troop build up takes place near the border with Korea, however no action is taken. This move merely took place in order to intimidate Korea in dropping its slight shift to a Pro-German policy.

  • Chinese - British Diplomacy: In a secret telegram to the British, Dr Sun Yat-sen offers support to the British in their war in Asia, if the British were to withdraw from Tibet

Korea: We improve our economy and continue to modernize. We are about halfway to full modernization. We declare neutrality in the European War, but offer our support to anyone who helps us with the industrialization.

Brazil: President Neves' economic model moves at full steam ahead. Tech research continues. Bolivia's long-standing application is reviewed in this year's CoLA Conference in Sao Paulo. After nearly ten years of consideration, the country is admitted after having made sufficient reforms. Former President Neves' MPP-Liberal bloc in the Latin American Congress wins a plurality (45%) of the vote in the Latin American elections, paving the way for him to become President of the Commission. With a Latin American Congress having a large coalition of his supporters, Neves believes that he can lead the CoLA into the future. President Ferra congratulates his predecessor for winning such an important post. The Conservative bloc in the LA Congress won around 39% of the vote, with 16% of the remaining votes going to other parties/independents. The LA Congress enacts several regulatory reforms and taxes industries in several member countries to raise funds. Congress announces subsidies for industry, with strict rules as to how to spend it and specific production goals that must be met to continue to receive said subsidies. This is done to promote industrialization in the underdeveloped countries of the CoLA. As the Sao Paulo Conference closes, President Ferra and other CoLA heads of state decide to hold another conference later in the year but without public knowledge; the secret conference is to be held in Rio de Janeiro, with an invitation to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (or the FM, whatever) to discuss the war in Europe.

  • Arthur Balfour agrees to attend the conference. What will happen in this conference?
  • Adriano Ferra, President of Brazil, informs PM Balfour that we are discussing contingency plans for possible involvement.

Sweden: We completely mobilize against Russia, we spread propaganda portraying them in a bad light. In general, we take the same stance as Denmark. We continue to build shipyards, specifically in Stockolm, and two more ships.

Denmark hasn't actually declared war.

Japan: Japan continues to build up its military. Some new ports are established, and some ships are built. Infrastructure is improved as well, and some new Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples are built.

Kingdom of Bulgaria: Maintaining our policy of neutrality, the arming of the 200,000 conscripts recently called up continues. In addition, two destroyers and a cruiser are laid down. Meanwhile, the Bulgarian government orders the construction of fortifications similar to those on the border around Sofia and Varna. The General Staff, under Nikola Zhekov, drafts plans to conscript an additional 300,000 men in the event of an attack, which would raise total personnel count to 1,100,000.

Norway: We inform our allies Denmark and Sweden that we will support them in war if needed, and that our forces will be at their disposal. Similarly, we begin working with Denmark to patrol the Baltic Sea, and secretly allow the Danish navy to use our ships in plans for a possible invasion if needed.

Netherlands: after year of military build up, we declare war upon Britain and mobilize our force along the Belgian frontier to prepare our invasion at the moment that they declare war upon us. We start to fortify our coast. We give military access to the German. Our navy with our five dreadnoughts join the German navy to confront the British and French force. Massive recruitment start to expand the army, allowing us to reach 250,000 mainland Dutch army. Dutch East Indies: Launch an invasion of British Malaysia, Borneo and to expel the Siamese troops from German Guinea. We promise the people of the Spice Island even more autonomy into a Greater Indonesia if they support the war, drawing ten of thousand in the army.

Italy: Military, navy, infrastructure, and economy are built up, as the Italian monarchs had agreed with the Greek nation. The first colonial government in Libya rises. Italy remains neutral in the conflict and Yolanda is sent to Christopher I of Greece as asked by the Greek monarchy.

Belgium: Mobilization is completed, 650.000 Belgian men defend our country, we focus everything on defense. Kongolese men are being recruited, 10.000 men, mainly from the native tribes, are immediately sent towards Belgium, to reinforce

Russian Empire: Continues to improve our economy and build up our military. Industry continues improving to become one of the best works in Russia. Some new houses and churches are built, more farms are built to feed its expanding population. A series of new railways is built on two continents Europe and Asia. Russian Empire declares war on Germany and its allies, joining the war on the side of the British and the French. 15 million Russian troops are attacking Germany, opening a new front called Eastern Front. Due to first world war, the Russian Navy adds 5000 new ships built in Baltica and fortify its Russian coast. In largest cities of Russia, the first skyscrapers with 200 m height are also completed, meaning Russia to become second skyscraper blockbuster along with USA. Reach on Tanks begins at newly built The Imperial Military Science in Vologda, sponsored by Imperial Russian Armed Forces.

I'm sorry but this is WTF on so many levels. 30,000 ships? No one has a navy that large unless it's made up of every possible vessel you have available. Your navy would be made up of merchant and fishing ships - not quite a world class navy. Also, skyscrapers were not a thing just yet and finally tanks? They aren't even invented yet and considering the fact that WW1 just started I don't see tanks becoming a thing until 1918 at least. With Blood and Iron (talk) 12:04, November 20, 2014 (UTC)

God, Eric4e has proved so many times he can't play as a big nation like Russia. It has been said so much ~Technically.

For my turn, which I will post later, I assumed Russia had roughly its OTL navy. - Mscoree

Even changing the number from 30k to 5k is implausible. If this is how much of the navy Russia deployed in the Baltic it is almost completely all of their navy and also has a mix of ineffective very outdated ships. If you want an effective and plausible navy, then I suggest lower than 1000 "ships" (Ms knows more about navies than I do, though). -Nic

Siam: With the New Guinean campaign generally successful, the Siamese regretfully are forced to declare war on the Dutch. Although the government regrets the sundering of longtime ties, it mobilizes fully, enabling 50,000 troops to aid the British in Malaysia and 75,000 in Borneo. Meanwhile, the government plans a major offensive for the next year, hopefully in conjunction with British troops. Siamese irregular troops flood into the restless Dutch East Indies, a reign and inciting longtime rebel movements in Ache, Borneo, the Celebes and elsewhere. Siam promises to liberate the East Indies from the oppressive bootheel of Dutch imperialism. The government also urges France to join the war in the East.

Kingdom of Serbia: We call for the Entente to help us in the Balkan Front.

German Empire: The war continues. The Western front degenerates into mainly static trench warfare, but with the Netherlands joining our side, we are able to move troops through there to attack Belgium from a new angle. We reciprocate Russia's declaration of war, and now fight a war on two fronts. We coordinate our Eastern Front attacks with our Scandinavian co-beligerents. The army invests a bit of money into armoured car and tank designs. We again call on Bulgaria to join us, again offering the Southern half of Serbia. 

  • Bulgarian Diplomacy to Germany: The Bulgarian public is arguing over which side to support.

Ottoman Empire: Although Enver Pasha wishes to get involved in the European war, the Ottoman people are tired of war and would likely not support him, unless the country is attacked. So Enver Pasha declares Ottoman neutrality but declares full diplomatic support to Germany and Austria-Hungary.

Denmark: This turn in Denmark and its possessions is officially dedicated to military expansion. Sensing a weakness in our rival Russia, we mobilize the Baltic Sea Squadron to sail from Korsør and maintain a naval presence off the coast of Russia, stationed in Visby, Sweden. The 3rd Undervandsbåd Eskadron also begins operations in the Baltic Sea, to ensure the protection of our border. In Danish media the Russia are portrayed in a negative light, as holding the Finnish population hostage. Funds are allocated to creating a secret spy network, as well as support for possible rebel groups, but slowly so that our involvement is minimal. Military drills also continue. Despite our current uneasy peace, an explosion is detected aboard the HDMS Kongeloven, severely damaging the light cruiser. The Russians are blamed for the attack, which kills several Danish sailors. The Danish public is outraged by the attack, and the Danish government votes to declare war on the Russian Empire, alongside our allies in the North Sea Pact. We stress to the rest of the world that we merely wish to combat Russian aggression, and that we will make no attempts of aggression against Russia’s allies in support of Germany, as this is not a part of the main war, but rather a concurrent war. We also stress our current non-aggression pact with the United Kingdom. 150,000 additional troops are mobilized in Denmark, tasked with defending Jutland and Sjaelland. The Baltic Sea Squadron is outfitted with the HDMS Surtr and the HDMS Eldjötnar, and ordered to sail from Visby to Russian waters under the command of Commander Carl Hammerich, to begin active blockading. The squadron is also supported by the 2nd Destroyer Squadron, 5th Destroyer Squadron, the 3rd Destroyer Squadron, and the 1st Destroyer Squadron, bringing our attacking fleet to a total of four battleships, two battlecruisers, three light cruisers, and nineteen destroyers. The Norwegian Fleet, commanded by Urban Jacob Rasmus Børresen, is also moved into position, consisting of six battleships, two destroyers, four cruisers, twelve gunboats, sixteen small gunboats, several minesweepers, and twenty-seven torpedo boats. Our fleet meets the defending Russian fleet at the Battle of the Gulf of Riga, consisting of the battleship Slava, the gunboats Grozyashchiy, Khrabry, Sivuch, Korietz, the minelayer Amur, and a flotilla of sixteen destroyers. The Slava is held back by the HDMS Kongeloven and Håndfæstning, before being struck by the HDMS Surtr. The Slava, now almost fifteen years old, is easily hit by the faster and more adequately armed battlecruiser. The Norwegian minesweepers begin clearing a path into the gulf, followed by the main fleet, while the Baltic Sea Squadron moves on to shell the Sõrve Peninsula on Saaremaa island. During the bombardment heavy damage is caused the surrounding Russian defenses, and one destroyer is damaged. The entrances to the gulf are secured by our fleet, and we begin targeting the Russian fleet within. The gunboats Korietz and the Khrabry are sunk, as are three destroyers. From the Imperial German Navy one torpedo boat and five minesweepers are sunk, while the cruiser Snaefell, under the command of Norway, is sunk, along with two torpedo boats. The HDMS Håndfæstning is heavily damaged and forced to return back to Denmark, having been struck by a mine. After extensive naval activity to clear mines and subdue coastal artillery batteries, the coalition army, numbering 40,000, lands on Saaremaa, followed by the surrounding islands, suffering about 150 casualties in the initial landing. Heavily pinned down and surrounded by our fleet, the Russian army is forced to surrender on 30 February. Approximately 700 Russian soldiers are left dead or wounded, while 23,000 soldiers are taken prisoner. Our army also captures 100 guns and 120 machine guns. A massive victory for the coalition, Danish engineers prepare defenses on the islands to defend against possible counterattack, while the straits in the Gulf of Riga are patrolled to prevent any ships entering through our blockade. The 40,000 strong army, from which about 25,000 are from Germany, remains in the area, until the main German army catches up on the mainland (or until Germany orders otherwise). At the same time, an amphibious invasion of the Åland Islands is launched, using the Swedish mainland as a staging area. Caught off guard by the attack, a fleet of only three armored cruisers, two light cruisers, one destroyer, and one submarine are garrisoned on the islands, which is stormed by Swedish and Danish forces. Our naval forces manage to sink two of the armored cruisers, one light cruiser, and one destroyer, while the remaining fleet flees. During the fighting the HDMS Lilleborg is severely damaged, while two torpedo boats are sunk. The Norwegian and Swedish navies are asked to blockade Finland in the Gulf of Bothnia, using the islands as a headquarters for this force. The Danish navy, supported by the Germans in the south, are primarily tasked with blockading the Gulf of Finland and Riga. On 30 April a joint Nordic army consisting of 100,000 soldiers lands near Vaasa, Finland, after heavy bombardment from our combined fleets. The Finnish are urged to rebel against the Russians, and it is projected that some 90,000 Finnish soldiers would become eligible for volunteer service, with an additional 90,000 upon liberation. In the far north the Swedish army marches into Finland, prepared to undergo a guerrilla campaign to weaken Russian forces. Swedish soldiers and Finnish volunteers are equipped with heavy, camouflage clothing, and many soldiers equipp skis for an added level of mobility during the campaign. Each soldier is dressed in layers, with the ski troopers donning a lightweight white snow cape. This snow-camouflage makes the ski troopers almost invisible during movements and charges. Russian forces that are hastily ordered into the area suffer from hypothermia, and the haste also does a number on Russian supply lines, allowing the ski soldiers to successfully harass units in the far north. At the Battle of Petsamo, a group of about 800 soldiers defeats thirty thousand Russian soldiers, suffering about 250 casualties, while inflicting about 600. Additionally many more Russian soldiers are believed to have died from the elements during the retreat, while Russian artillery pieces and other equipment, most of which is unable to be deployed, is captured. This early fighting in the beginning of the year earns the war its nickname; the Winter War. Although we are unable to sell any ships to Greece at this time, we agree to sell plans for the Ægir-class of submarines.

  • You're fighting Russia, so you might as well be fighting the rest of the Entente. You can't pick and choose who you fight just because you know the Royal Navy can easily subdue your navy.
  • The United Kingdom and associated territories declare war on Denmark. The blockade of the North Sea extends to include the coast of Denmark. Canada and Newfounland send forces to Greenland and Iceland. The Royal Navy also blocks off the GIUK gap to prevent connections between Denmark and its territories. The coast of Denmark is also raided wherever possible to distract the Danes from assaulting Russia.

1916.5

Republic of China: Economic and military reforms were brought about, the economy started to rise; as numerous factories were constructed to increase the overall economic output. Dr Sun Yat-sen ordered the construction of schools throughout the nation, and initiated talks with the Comintern, regarding the politics of the state. The total size of the army was to be 400,000 men with an additional 200,000 reserves, and enough supplies were set up in order to wield an army of over 2,000,000 men in times of war, although, of course, many would suffer from malnutrition but nevertheless. With war breaking out in Europe, China would obviously remain neutral but China was worried that war would be brought upon China for there was presence of British and German ports on Chinese coast lands. Naval reforms were brought, and a major opening was made with the construction of a dreadnought and numerous frigates. Therefore, under immense pressure from Russia and the United Kingdom, land blockade was imposed upon the German port, and the Germans were ordered to hand over all arms. The Germans were to be temporarily imprisoned until the end of the war. The German sphere of influence in China is outright annexed. Meanwhile, a massive troop build up takes place near the border with Korea, however no action is taken. This move merely took place in order to intimidate Korea in dropping its slight shift to a Pro-German policy.


  • Chinese - British Diplomacy: In a secret telegram to the British, Dr Sun Yat-sen offers support to the British in their war in Asia, if the British were to withdraw from Tibet.
    • The United Kingdom is willing to accept Chinese sovereignty over the region of Tibet if China declares war on the Central Powers and assorted allies and the Allied powers and other company win the war.
  • Chinese - Korea Diplomacy: After discovering that Korea had support Manchu nationalists to secede from Manchu, the Republic of China orders Korea to pay a sum of 70 million taels as an apology. Failure to do so, shall be met with strict punishments. 

Japan: Japan continues to build up its military. Some new ports are established, and some ships are built. Infrastructure is improved as well, and some new Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples are built.

Netherlands: Continue to fight in Europe alongside Germany and the war evolved into trench warfare. We start to spread propaganda in Flanders. The navy continues to operate with Germany and a few ships that survive the onslaught in Asia are on their way home, trying to avoid any British ships. Our army is fully mobilized and we create a unit of Flemish rebels. Some parties oppose the war such as the socialists but the nationalist party currently in power is not willing to give up. Guerrilla warfare in the East Indies starts against the occupation forces. We start to make research to arm planes.

  • China - Netherlands Diplomacy: Keeping in mind that the Dutch supported the Tongmenhiu during the Great Chinese Revolution, we request Netherlands to abandon its alliance with Germany and maintain neutral status in the war in Europe. The Republic of China believes that there certainly shall be a way to negotiate the return of Dutch East Indies to the Netherlands for it de jure belongs to the Dutch. 
  • Somebody fix this! He can not spread propaganda in Flanders, as he doesn't hold Flanders. And there are no Flemish rebels for you to use.
  • Dude, in OTL, the Western front put almost ALL of Belgium, including Flanders, under Central Powers' control. So assuming the war's going about the same as OTL (and really, with the Dutch helping, the Western front could theoretically be doing better for the CP), Germany/the Netherlands should' be able to disseminate propaganda all throughout Flanders. And "rebels" could just mean collaborators. Callumthered (talk) 11:41, November 21, 2014 (UTC)  
  • There is no algorithm yet. You don't even control 0.00000000000000000000000000000000000000000001% of my land. So he could not spread propaganda.
  • If I said try to influence the Flemish into rebellion, even today there is a movement, even if it is very very, very small, it cost nothing to try.
  • I'd doubt it, the government has been focusing on the Flemish.
  • The war would not be like OTL this game since the French and Belgians established a front across Belgium's northern and eastern border before declaring war. It would be across the borders right now since the defences were on a much larger scale then OTL and they were ready. Also, the British are involved so the war is currently along the borders of The Netherlands, Belgium in the north, Germany and Belgium in the north east, and France, Germany in the east. With Blood and Iron (talk) 15:41, November 21, 2014 (UTC)
  • It's a very different war indeed.
  • The Siamese government: Denies that the Dutch East Indies will necessarily be returned, in any portion whatsoever, to their imperialist occupiers, or that said occupiers have any right to said occupation. Siam does, however, offer to guarantee the return of those portions it occupies for the cession of Dutch Borneo.
  • Belgian Dip: We offer a chance for peace to the Netherlands. It would be a white peace. We do not want to fight our own brothers

Italy: Military, navy, infrastructure, and economy are built up, as the Italian monarchs had agreed with the Greek nation. The first colonial government in Libya rises. Italy remains neutral in the conflict.

Austria-Hungary: War in Serbia continues to progress, due to Austria's superior numbers, and thanks to the modernization of the army along German lines. But with the Russian declaration of war, the bulk of the army is sent to the Russian border, Austrian generals approach Germany suggesting a combined offensive towards Warsaw. Bulgaria is encouraged to join its allies in the war, when they do, the Bulgarians are sent a personal thanks from Franz Joseph. To assist Germany against the western powers, 250,000 ethnic German and Hungarian troops are sent to France.

Belgium: The trench warfare continues, and with the French troops we manage to keep everything at a standstill for now. The Kongolese troops arrive. All Dutch, German and Austro-Hungarian media is banned from Belgium. We create a unit of Dutch rebels, which disagrees with the alliance with Germany. The defense sees great process, and we appear to be winning, with the Central Powers not gaining progress and actually being pushed back

Russian Empire: Continues to improve our economy and build up our military. Industry continues improving to become one of the best works in Russia. Some new houses and churches are built, more farms are built to feed its expanding population. A series of new railways is built on two continents Europe and Asia. Russia continue its war on Germany and its allies in First World War. On 3 September, Russia's new method was Fleshvoyna (флэшвойна) and it begin with Russian bomb planes bombed and destroyed military camps. In this war Russian bomb planes bombed and destroyed many German military camps located in OTL Poland. The same thing with Russian bomb planes also bombed and destroyed many Swedish military camps. In the Winter War while Canada occupiers Danish colonies of Greenland and Iceland, this results in a Russian victory. Finland thanks gratefully loves Russia, in all cities over Finland, the Finnish people celebrates the Russian Victory on Scandinavia on 10 November. On their way for invading Sweden as in 1809, Russian generals meet with Governor-General Franz Albert Seyn in Helsinki. He orders one million Russian troops to march into its rival Sweden, opening a new front called the Scandinavian Front. Franz Albert Seyn also made invasion called Operation Shvetrossa. The second radio broadcasting company was founded, naming Imperial Moscow Radio and is first broadcasting only in the capital city of Moscow and Moscow Governorate. This second radio station is bring independent. Meanwhile, a massive military buildup is improved.

  • Belgian Dip: We congratulate Russia on its victory.
  • This seems very bullshit-ish. I am sure the Finnish people want independence as a separate culture from Russia's, and they OTL declared independence in 1917. Even if they were content with Russian victory, they would not 'love' you. I've not totally read up on their history, but I think Finnish nationalism would mean the total opposite: The Finnish peoples are disappointed they were not liberated. -Nic

Siam: Presses its offensive, in conjunction with the garrisons it assisted earlier in the year, against the Dutch. Siamese troops advance in New Guinea and Borneo, joined by thousands of irregular tribesmen eager to take revenge on the Dutch for limiting their brutality over the past few decades. Soon the Dutch are in full retreat, and by the end of the year the East Indies government has collapsed. Siam calls a council of Dayak chieftains at Sandakan in Borneo in November, declaring the formation of a new Dayak Protectorate. They also form a tribal council in German and Dutch New Guinea, mainly in the Siamese-held northern portion of the island, and plan to declare a protectorate next year over the occupied area. In an otherwise successful year, Siamese troops suffer hundreds of casualties from guerrilla warfare, particularly in New Guinea. Money and weapons are dispensed to the hill tribes, and they are encouraged to shoot any German or Dutch soldiers they see, in an effort to mitigate this.

Kingdom of Serbia: We call for Entente's help in the Balkan Front.

  • Belgian Dip: We condemn Serbia's ethnic cleansing. We sever ties with the Serbian government.

Kingdom of Bulgaria: The Tsar decided to answer the call. Bulgaria joins its allies Germany and Austria-Hungary in the war. The total strength of the army is at 950,000. Out of those, General Zhekov orders two field armies (400,000 men) to invade Serbia, which they do through the eastern border of Serbia. Taking the Serbs by surprise in the east, we push into Serbia. Four planes fly recon for them. Meanwhile, the Navy begins scouting the coast of Romania. The rest of the troops (550,000 men) is spread among the northern and southern borders (with Greece and Romania), and the fortresses at Sofia and Varna.

France: France continues to build up defences across the border with Germany and helps build up the defence line across Belgium's border with the Dutch and Germans. Conscription continues to re-inforce the French army across all fronts, The French army currently stands at eight million strong (OTL numbers). 70,000 troops are sent to Help Serbia in the fight against Austria-Hungary. On the Western Front a policy of defence only is upheld as more complex trench lines are developed. The blockade of the north sea continues in support of the British Navy. Industrial production increases as war demands go up. A massive propaganda campaign to bring the French people behind the war effort 100% begins. naval and aerial expansion continue. Heavy usage of artillery on the western front continues to try and destroy German lines. Distribution of gas masks begins as plans to introduce chemical weapons on the front next year are put forward.

  • ·French Guiana and Antilles: The French forces stationed in Guiana numbering 50,000 strong are ordered to invade Suriname using naval superiority the French invade the Dutch colony (need algo, please)
  • French Africa: The African colonies produce raw materials to send back to the homeland for the war effort and more colonial troops are raised. The invasion of German Kamerun and Togoland are launched led by mainly Algerian forces. The French African corps number 100,000 troops in total.
  • Indochina: Troops are sent to help the British and Siamese forces in the Dutch East Indies while valuable rubber is supplied to the allied forces from Vietnam through Saigon.
  • Serbian diplomacy to France: We thank France for their help.

Brazil: President Neves' economic model moves at full steam ahead. Tech research continues. Naval advisers to the President, as well as the Secretary of the Navy, are sent aboard Royal Navy ships to observe British tactics and technology, wishing to make the Brazilian Navy that strong. Nevertheless, at the secret conference in Glasgow, Latin American Commission President and former president of Brazil Aecio Neves informs the PM of the United Kingdom that the Latin American Congress will hold a vote in October when it reconvenes to support or reject potential action in favor of the Entente powers. Commission President Neves, along with other Latin American heads of state give tacit support to this in exchange for the end of several European monopolies on important industries in Latin America. There would be no territorial exchanges, unless we need to take territory (in the case of Suriname). We stress, however, that we do not wish to hold territory and that anything received in the form of territory will be either given independence or allowed to rejoin its mother country if it so chooses. In October, the Latin American Congress approves the action plan by a 351-186 margin. However, this is simply a vote of support and does not imply any actual military action. It only opens up resources and authority to mobilize if and when the heads of the CoLA decide to go to war. The Brazilian Air Force is founded in November, with the first successful flight of a prototype. Brazil's third dreadnought is launched in Rio, named the BNS Sociedad. 

German Empire: The war continues. The entire economy is now geared towards the war effort, and more and more men are called up. Research continues into tanks, and more zeppelins are built and are begun to be used to bomb Paris and London. The raids don't do immense damage, but the idea is that they wil strike fear into the hearts of the French and British; no one is safe from this war. The Imperial government thanks Bulgaria for joining the Central Powers' war effort, and some German troops are sent to the Balkan front. The war in the East is more fluid than in the West, and the overall command is given to Prince Leopold von Bavaria. 

Greece: Disagreements continue to between King Constantine and Prime Minister Eleftherios Venizelos over the situation in Europe. After King Constantine's pro-German opinion was overwhelmed, he begins to unsure about the neutrality. In early November, Constantine and Eleftherios begin to meet with British diplomats discussing the war, and talking about specifics of conquered lands. Although open to other foreign diplomats, Constantine proposes to the UK, that if the Greek island of Cyprus is ceded to them (and Greece gains some lands from the war), then Greece will join the war on the Entente. Constantine also states that if this proposal is accepted, that the United Kingdom could still use the island as an army and naval base for the East. Constantine also gives a small amount of royal funds to his uncle Denmark to help support their war (These are not state funds however, to not offend Russia or the UK). Due to the war and the Turkish retreat tactic, a small amount of the country is still needed to be reconstructed. The rest of the reconstruction is done in mainly Turk populated areas (like the Thracian Chersonesus), using Ottoman reparation money. In order to reduce unrest in the kingdom, an initiative continues to be taken to move Turkish families to the area of the Thracian Chersonesus (renamed from Gallipoli Peninsula), and to cities like Callipolis (renamed from Gelibolu). Many families have migrated, but a decent amount still exists in some parts of the kingdom. The Turks are also forced to attend Greek schools and learn Greek, Greek history, and the Greek anthem (and pledge allegiance to Greece). Some Greek soldiers are also stationed in the area to mix Greek and Turkish culture among the population. The two brothers (Constantine I of Greece and Christopher I of Albania), have somewhat good relations, but less than the Father-Son relationship that existed in George's reign. Due to this an even more miniscule amount of subsidies are given to Albania, and Constantine still guarantees the nation military protection. Greece continues to receive small subsidies from the United Kingdom, France and Italy. The economy and infrastructure continue to improve. Greek morale, nationalism and imperialism continue to be high. Many Greeks still hope to someday fulfill the Megali Idea. The main objective of the government is to make Greece more self-reliant with indigenous industry and infrastructure. Greek companies continue to build shipyards around the country (Ifaistos in Piraeus, Neorion in Syros, and Glavanis-Kazazis in Volos). After all of the batches of cruisers are completed, Constantine orders ports to start constructing a mass amount of Ægir-class submarines. Constantine turns forty-seven. With the Bulgarian invasion into Serbia, and the position of their men on the Greek-Bulgarian border, some view these actions as a threat. Although still staying neutral, the king warns that if the war bleeds into or declared on Albania (or Greece), that Greece will join in their defense. Due to Bulgarian actions most of the Greek army mobilize and sets up for defense on the Bulgarian-Greek border. Constantine also invests most of the subsidy money from France, Italy, and the United Kingdom to expanding the Air Force. The kingdom orders eight Farman MF.11s (Light Bombers), 12 Bristol F.2 Fighters (Fighters), and six Caproni Ca.3s (Heavy Bombers).

  • The United Kingdom agrees to let the island of Cyprus become Greek territory in exchange for Greek support in the war against the Central Powers. (Interestingly enough, it was the British who offered Cyprus in OTL.)
  • Understand that this is not a declaration of war, nor should the Central Powers know about this as it was private diplomacy
  • A-H-Greec Diplomacy: Austria assures the Greek King that, unless Austria or her allies are threatened with military force from Greece and/or Albania, neither nation is under threat from the Central Powers.

Chile: With the CoLA getting ready to go to war, the Chilean government warns Brazil if it to go to war with Germany, the Chilean government would leave CoLA. Chilean Army begins service three dreadnoughts and four U-Boats. At the same time, Chile establishes Royal Chilean Air Force beginning to grow its military.

  • You don't have the technology for that. 

Ottoman Empire: Enver Pasha declares the Ottoman defeats in the War of Ottoman Aggression and the Greco-Ottoman War were due to Abdul Hamid II's carelessness and mismanagement of government. Anti-Greek, Russian, Serb and Italian propaganda is produced and sent all over the country, which includes the claim that the assassination of King George I of Greece was a punishment by God for Greece's annexation of a majority of the Ottoman's European territories. A number of restrictions are placed on Greeks living in the Ottoman Empire, which includes the prohibition of using the Greek language in public, and also a ban on Greek citizens traveling to Greece. In an effort to prevent tensions from growing between Arabs and Turks, Pan-Islamic propaganda is produced and sent all over the country and Arab and Turkish nationalism is banned.

United States: The United States continues to build up its economic, political and military strength around the world. The death of the British monarch has many in the public and government worried, although the majority of the population and government believes that isolation is the better option rather than getting involved in any potential wars in Europe. The revolution, on the other hand, is a major issue for the United States, and the United States reiterates its right to interfere in Mexico if it supports the stability of the United States.


  • Cuba: The attempted rebellion has swung many in Cuba against independence, as many fear that independence will bring even more violence. The Imperialist American government doesn't help settle worries either, and some accuse it of stoking fears in order to build up annexationist rhetoric. The caretaker government begins exploring methods of annexation.

British Raj: The military expands. British Raj sends forces to Britain to assist with their war effort in Denmark. War weariness is low this year. In the meantime, the INC continues to rally support for home rule in India. While India admires Britain, the cultural identity in India is too strong for India to remain as a simple colonial asset of Britain. Two new coastal defense ships are created this year in order to protect India's southern shores. More people join the volunteer army, which continues to be the largest volunteer army in the world. Tensions between Muslims and Indians rise this year.

There will be home rule if Britain wins. I forgot to do it before the war because of that assassination mess.

1917.0

Revolution continues to boil in Mexico. 

The Great War has forced most nations in the world to pay attention to it in some way shape and form. Almost no nation is untouched in some way. 

Austria-Hungary: progress continues in Serbia, with prototype armored vehicles, immune to anything short of a direct artillery hit and armed with a 57mm gun, dubbed panzers, making their debut. Following the completion of four Ferdinand I-class (OTL Ersatz Monarch) super-Dreadnoughts, the navy begins taking a more active role in combating the allies in the Mediterranean. In May, a squadron of cruisers raid Marseille, bombarding the coast before slipping away back to Trieste. A draft is passed in late June, although with it ethnic minority troops are allowed frequent leave time in an attempt to keep them in good spirits.

Republic of China: Economic and military reforms were brought about, the economy started to rise; as numerous factories were constructed to increase the overall economic output. Dr Sun Yat-sen ordered the construction of schools throughout the nation, and initiated talks with the Comintern, regarding the politics of the state. The total size of the army was to be 400,000 men with an additional 200,000 reserves, and enough supplies were set up in order to wield an army of over 2,000,000 men in times of war, although, of course, many would suffer from malnutrition but nevertheless. With war breaking out in Europe, China would obviously remain neutral but China was worried that war would be brought upon China for there was presence of British and German ports on Chinese coast lands. Naval reforms were brought, and a major opening was made with the construction of a dreadnought and numerous frigates. Therefore, under immense pressure from Russia and the United Kingdom, land blockade was imposed upon the German port, and the Germans were ordered to hand over all arms. The Germans were to be temporarily imprisoned until the end of the war. The German sphere of influence in China is outright annexed. Meanwhile, a massive troop build up takes place near the border with Korea, however no action is taken. This move merely took place in order to intimidate Korea in dropping its slight shift to a Pro-German policy.

  • Chinese - Korea Diplomacy: After discovering that Korea had support Manchu nationalists to secede from China, the Republic of China orders Korea to pay a sum of 70 million taels as an apology. Failure to do so, shall be met with strict punishments. If Korea fails to pay this sum by 12th September, action shall be taken. 


United States: The United States continues to build up its economic, political and military strength around the world. The death of the British monarch has many in the public and government worried, although the majority of the population and government believes that isolation is the better option rather than getting involved in any potential wars in Europe. The revolution, on the other hand, is a major issue for the United States, and the United States reiterates its right to interfere in Mexico if it supports the stability of the United States.

  • Cuba: The attempted rebellion has swung many in Cuba against independence, as many fear that independence will bring even more violence. The Imperialist American government doesn't help settle worries either, and some accuse it of stoking fears in order to build up annexationist rhetoric. The caretaker government begins exploring methods of annexation.


Bulgaria: Troops are withdrawn from Serbia as the war on that front becomes bogged down. The army of 1.2 million is split among several new commands by the General Staff, now based on defense: 400,000 are Southern Area Army, posted at the forts and trenches on the Greco-Bulgarian border. They are accompanied by 4 planes. 200,000, the Northern Area Army, are stationed in the north at the fortified Romanian-Bulgarian border, in case Romania joins the Entente or Russia comes through from there. Another 200,000, the Eastern Area Army, are stationed in the east, at the border with Serbia, to keep back any Serbian attempts at an attack. 150,000 are stationed in and around Sofia, to defend the capital, as the Sofia Defense Army. The rest 250,000 are stationed at major cities around the country, like Varna and Plovdiv, where they work on fortifications and prepare for defense. The Bulgarian Navy moves the majority of the fleet to Varna, though patrols of the coast are carried out by some ships. A destroyer remains docked in Istanbul to report via radio if any ships of hostile states cross into the Black Sea. The economy is now centered to produce materials for the war. Bulgarian diplomats in Berlin ask Germany to send more troops to aid Bulgaria and Austria on the Balkans Front. Bulgarian diplomats ask Romania to join the war on the side of the Central Powers.

Japan: Japan continues to build up its military. Some new ports are established, and some ships are built. Infrastructure is improved as well, and some new Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples are built.

Siam: A tribal council is called in New Guinea, forming a New Guinean Protectorate over Siamese-occupied areas. Meanwhile, Siam assists the Acehnese to resuscitate the Sultanate of Aceh, recently destroyed by the Dutch. Simultaneously, the bribery and wooing of Dayak chieftains in the Dayak Protectorate continues.In an otherwise successful year, Siamese troops suffer hundreds of casualties from guerrilla warfare, particularly in New Guinea. Money and weapons are dispensed to the hill tribes, and they are encouraged to shoot any German or Dutch soldiers they see, in an effort to mitigate this. Meanwhile, research on modern battleships begins.

Brazil: President Neves' economic model moves at full steam ahead. Tech research continues. Naval observation continues. At the CoLA Conference of 1917 in La Paz, CoLA heads agree to military action in secret informing the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom that the CoLA is ready to go when needed. Former Argentinian Defense Minister Rogelio Huerta is named Supreme Commander of the Latin American forces, in case it comes down to actually mobilizing. Naval production continues, as does aerial production. The Brazilian Navy, the CoLA's largest, begins to patrol the eastern coast of Latin America with Chile and Peru leading the patrolling of the west coast. In May, the race to replace President Ferra begins with the Conservatives nominating current Defense Minister Felipe Braganza as their candidate for president; this shocks the nation as DM Braganza was a part of the MPP. He announces his acceptance of the nomination and his defection to the Conservatives. Wishing to save face, President Ferra dismisses DM Braganza from his post though this is seen as a weak reaction from the President. The Conservatives, having been locked out of A Palacio for 16 years with two MPP presidents, finally see their chance to seize the presidency after being destroyed in the past four elections. Though this is shocking, many still see this as a Conservative ploy for media attention and visibility; it is still predicted for the MPP to pick up the presidency in 1918. In late May, the MPP announces its candidate for the election next year - current Senator from Rio Grande do Sul, Santiago Oliveira. The nation fears a change of leadership amidst a worsening global situation, a fear that dominates the election.

Italy: Military, navy, infrastructure, and economy are built up, as the Italian monarchs had agreed with the Greek nation. The first colonial government in Libya rises. Italy remains neutral in the conflict. Secret dip to the British and French. Italy will join on their side with the promise that if the entente is to win British Somaliland and Tunisia will become territories of Italy, as well as the Italian speaking areas of Austria-Hungary and Croatia as protectorate (the later being negotiable)

  • The British will not give Italy its own territories, but agrees that Italy will get territory in Austria, specifically Trentino, South Tyrol, the Austrian Littoral, Gorizia and Gradisca, Corniola, and northwestern Dalmatia. (OTL deal). 

Belgium: The victory over the CP in our front is celebrated. Albert I requests a meeting with the French and British leaders. We start the process of religious freedom.

The war is not over.

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Greece: Greece and Albania join the Entente and assist Serbia. Greece is nearly completely mobilized and assisting Serbia on their front. Constantine also gives a small amount of royal funds to his uncle Denmark to help support their war (These are not state funds however, to not offend Russia or the UK). Due to the war and the Turkish retreat tactic, a small amount of the country is still needed to be reconstructed. The rest of the reconstruction is done in mainly Turk populated areas (like the Thracian Chersonesus), using Ottoman reparation money. In order to reduce unrest in the kingdom, an initiative continues to be taken to move Turkish families to the area of the Thracian Chersonesus (renamed from Gallipoli Peninsula), and to cities like Callipolis (renamed from Gelibolu). Many families have migrated, but a decent amount still exists in some parts of the kingdom. The Turks are also forced to attend Greek schools and learn Greek, Greek history, and the Greek anthem (and pledge allegiance to Greece). Some Greek soldiers are also stationed in the area to mix Greek and Turkish culture among the population. The two brothers (Constantine I of Greece and Christopher I of Albania), have somewhat good relations, but less than the Father-Son relationship that existed in George's reign. Due to this an even more miniscule amount of subsidies are given to Albania, and Constantine still guarantees the nation military protection. Greece continues to receive small subsidies from the United Kingdom, France and Italy. The economy and infrastructure continue to improve. Greek morale, nationalism and imperialism continue to be high. Many Greeks still hope to someday fulfill the Megali Idea. The main objective of the government is to make Greece more self-reliant with indigenous industry and infrastructure. Greek companies continue to build shipyards around the country (Ifaistos in Piraeus, Neorion in Syros, and Glavanis-Kazazis in Volos). After all of the batches of cruisers are completed, Constantine orders ports to start constructing a mass amount of Ægir-class submarines. Constantine turns forty-seven.



Ottoman Empire: Anti-Greek, Russian, Serb and Italian propaganda continues to be produced and sent all over the country, which includes the claim that the assassination of King George I of Greece was a punishment by God for Greece's annexation of a majority of the Ottoman's European territories. More restrictions are placed on Greeks living in the Ottoman Empire, which includes Muslims prohibited from selling their businesses to Greeks and having the requirement that all newly selected Greek Orthodox Priests must have approval from the Ottoman Military Government before taking their positions. More Pan-Islamic propaganda is produced and sent all over the country and the Government prohibits citizens from referring to themselves by their ethnic nationalities. Enver Pasha declares all political parties banned. The Committee of Liberty and Modernization gains 1000 more members and vows to overthrow Enver Pasha's Military Government. Fortifications are constructed on the Russo-Ottoman Border.

France: France continues to build up defences across the border with Germany and helps build up the defence line across Belgium's border with the Dutch and Germans. Conscription continues to re-inforce the French army across all fronts, The French army currently stands at eight million strong (OTL numbers). 70,000 troops are sent to Help Serbia in the fight against Austria-Hungary. On the Western Front a policy of defence only is upheld as more complex trench lines are developed. The blockade of the north sea continues in support of the British Navy. Industrial production increases as war demands go up. A massive propaganda campaign to bring the French people behind the war effort 100% begins. naval and aerial expansion continue. Heavy usage of artillery on the western front continues to try and destroy German lines. Distribution of gas masks begins as plans to introduce chemical weapons on the front next year are put forward.

  • ·French Guiana and Antilles: The French forces stationed in Guiana numbering 50,000 strong are ordered to invade Suriname using naval superiority the French invade the Dutch colony (need algo, please)
  • French Africa: The African colonies produce raw materials to send back to the homeland for the war effort and more colonial troops are raised. The invasion of German Kamerun and Togoland are launched led by mainly Algerian forces. The French African corps number 100,000 troops in total.
  • Indochina: Troops are sent to help the British and Siamese forces in the Dutch East Indies while valuable rubber is supplied to the allied forces from Vietnam through Saigon.

1917.5

Italy: Military, navy, infrastructure, and economy are built up, as the Italian monarchs had agreed with the Greek nation. The first colonial government in Libya rises. Italy remains neutral in the conflict.

Japan: Japan continues to build up its military. Some new ports are established, and some ships are built. Infrastructure is improved as well, and some new Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples are built.

Belgium: We again request a meeting with France and Britain

  • I'm not sure what about, but the United Kingdom agrees to attend.
  • Belgian Dip: About a possible counter-attack into Germany. (I just need to talk to one of you about this)

Russian Empire: Russia continues to improve its economy and build up its military. Industry continues improving to become one of the best works in Russia. Some new houses and churches are built, more farms are built to feed its expanding population. A series of new railways is built on two continents Europe and Asia. Russia continue its war on Germany and its allies in First World War. In this war Russian bomb planes bombed and destroyed many German military camps located in OTL Poland. The same thing with Russian bomb planes also bombed and destroyed many Swedish military camps. In Winter War, Russia now occupiers the Swedish provinces of Lapland, Norrbotten and Västerbotten; and the Norwegian country of Finnmark. 3,000 Swedish troops surrenders and then joins the Russian Army. The third and fourth radio broadcasting companies was founded, naming the first one Imperial Nizhny Novgorod Radio and is first broadcasting only in Nizhny Novgorod Governorate. The second one is Imperial Novgorod Radio and is first broadcasting only in Novgorod Governorate. Both radio stations is bring independent. Meanwhile, a massive military and navy buildup is improved.

The United Kingdom continues to fight in the war. The blockade of the North Sea continues, as well as the occupation of Iceland and Greenland. British forces continue to fight on the continent and in Africa, invading German Kamerun and German East Africa. The Raj sends forces to back British positions in the East Indies. Australian and New Zealandic forces also help in Europe.

Brazil: President Neves' economic model moves at full steam ahead. Tech research continues. Naval observation continues. At the CoLA Conference of 1917 in La Paz, CoLA heads agree to military action in secret informing the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom that the CoLA is ready to go when needed. Former Argentinian Defense Minister Rogelio Huerta is named Supreme Commander of the Latin American forces, in case it comes down to actually mobilizing. Naval production continues, as does aerial production. The Brazilian Navy, the CoLA's largest, begins to patrol the eastern coast of Latin America with Chile and Peru leading the patrolling of the west coast. After the shock of the defection of DM Braganza to the Conservatives (and his subsequent nomination as the Conservative candidate for president), the MPP is in retreat to recover from the shock dealt to the Ferra administration. Santiago Oliveira, the MPP candidate, is widely seen as weak on foreign policy and not being particularly fond of the military. His opponent, Felipe Braganza, is the complete opposite and has served in the Brazilian Navy. At a time of global insecurity amidst a backdrop of war, former DM Braganza is increasingly seen as much more viable than his MPP counterpart. Moreover, he has promised to not rollback any of the previous administrations' social and educational reforms. Becoming more centre-right, Braganza's appeal has expanded and thus polls show that it will be a tight race for the presidency next May.


Ottoman Empire: Anti-Greek, Russian, Serb and Italian propaganda continues to be produced and sent all over the country, which includes the claim that the assassination of King George I of Greece was a punishment by God for Greece's annexation of a majority of the Ottoman's European territories. More restrictions are placed on Greeks living in the Ottoman Empire. More Pan-Islamic propaganda is produced and sent all over the country. The Committee of Liberty and Modernization gains 1000 more members and vows to overthrow Enver Pasha's Military Government. More Fortifications are constructed on the Russo-Ottoman Border.

Siam: Continues internal reform and increases its control over the newly occupied territories. The Dayak and New Guinean protectorates increase in stability, and troops are raised in these areas to help with the war effort. Bribery continues, increasing tribal support. Simultaneously, Siam occupies Sulawesi, merging it into the Dayak area, while leaving the reminder of the East Indies to occupation by whomever may wish to do so. Battleship research, using captured ships, continues. A brigade is sent to the Western Front.

United States: The United States continues to build up its economic, political and military strength around the world. The death of the British monarch has many in the public and government worried, although the majority of the population and government believes that isolation is the better option rather than getting involved in any potential wars in Europe. The revolution, on the other hand, is a major issue for the United States, and the United States reiterates its right to interfere in Mexico if it supports the stability of the United States. As the revolution in Mexico continues to expand, cross-border incidents become more and more common, until president Wilson authorizes action in putting an end to the threat to the border. 

  • Cuba: The attempted rebellion has swung many in Cuba against independence, as many fear that independence will bring even more violence. The Imperialist American government doesn't help settle worries either, and some accuse it of stoking fears in order to build up annexationist rhetoric. The caretaker government begins exploring methods of annexation.

1918.0

Japan: Japan continues to build up its military. Some new ports are established, and some ships are built. Infrastructure is improved as well, and some new Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples are built.

Italy: Military, navy, infrastructure, and economy are built up, as the Italian monarchs had agreed with the Greek nation. The first colonial government in Libya rises. Italy remains neutral in the conflict.

Brazil: President Neves' economic model moves at full steam ahead. Tech research continues. Naval observation continues. The Brazilian Navy, the CoLA's largest, begins to patrol the eastern coast of Latin America with Chile and Peru leading the patrolling of the west coast. After the shock of the defection of DM Braganza to the Conservatives (and his subsequent nomination as the Conservative candidate for president), the MPP is in retreat to recover from the shock dealt to the Ferra administration. In the run-up to the election, Felipe Braganza's (C) policy plans appeal to many Brazilians, especially his claim to be tough on foreign policy. Moreover, being a former Defense Minister, he plans on increasing military capability and making it compatible with Brazil's booming economic growth. MPP and Conservative members of Congress alike begin to paint Braganza as a flip flopper, with his moderation seen as a ploy to gain important swing states in the south. The MPP attempts to tie its candidate, Santiago Oliveira, to the successes of the previous administration - something many Brazilians value. In May, elections are held and the race is too tight to be called. In the end, Brazilians opted to vote for continuity rather than for change they may not like; thus, Santiago Oliveira of the MPP is elected president by 51% to Braganza's 49%. This is the closest election in years, with many already predicting that it will be an uphill battle for President-elect Oliveira to be reelected (depending on his actions once in office) in 1922. In June, President Ferra leaves A Palacio after eight successful years in office to much fanfare in the streets as they say farewell to his administration. Despite the tight election, the MPP retains its majorities in both chambers of Congress paving the way for Oliveira to pursue the MPP agenda; the closeness of the election is mainly blamed on the fact that the MPP chose a candidate without the passion of former presidents Neves and Ferra. At the inauguration ceremony, former President Ferra swears in President Oliveira. In late June, President Oliveira presides over his first CoLA Conference in Recife, where CoLA heads of state ask the United Kingdom to reply to their statements made last year.

The British say that the CoLA nations can each join the war if they see fit.

Russian Empire: Russia continues to improve its economy and build up its military. Industry continues improving to become one of the best works in Russia. Some new houses and churches are built, more farms are built to feed its expanding population. A series of new railways is built on two continents Europe and Asia.Russia continue its war on Germany and its allies in First World War. In this war Russian bomb planes bombed and destroyed many German military camps located in OTL Poland. The same thing with Russian bomb planes also bombed and destroyed many Swedish military camps. In Winter War, Russia now occupiers northern Sweden and Norway. 3,000 Swedish troops surrenders and then joins the Russian Army. Four new radio broadcasting companies was founded, naming the first one Imperial Smolensk Radio and is first broadcasting only in Smolensk Governorate. The second one is Imperial Perm Radio and is first broadcasting only in Perm Governorate. The third one is Imperial Ryazan Radio and is first broadcasting only in Ryazan Governorate. And the fourth one is Tambov Radio and is first broadcasting only in Tambov Governorate. All of them radio stations is bring independent. Meanwhile, a massive military and navy buildup is improved. A few new prison camps are built in Siberia.

Greece: After a little stalemate, Greek and Albanian assistance cause a turn on the Balkan front. While slowly repelling the Central Power's occupation of Serbia, Greek armies shout "Freedom or Death"! The Entente coalition liberates the rest of Serbian cities, and starts advancing into Bulgaria and Austria-Hungary. Greek diplomats tell Britain that they are interested (in Peace) in expanding their colonial power in Africa, taking Eastern Rumelia, and the Bulgarian Coast. Greek bombers begin to bomb a small amount of Bulgarian military bases close to the Serbian border. Constantine also gives a small amount of royal funds to his uncle Denmark to help support their war (These are not state funds however, to not offend Russia or the UK). Due to the war and the Turkish retreat tactic, a small amount of the country is still needed to be reconstructed. The rest of the reconstruction is done in mainly Turk populated areas (like the Thracian Chersonesus), using Ottoman reparation money. In order to reduce unrest in the kingdom, an initiative continues to be taken to move Turkish families to the area of the Thracian Chersonesus (renamed from Gallipoli Peninsula), and to cities like Callipolis (renamed from Gelibolu). Many families have migrated, but a decent amount still exists in some parts of the kingdom. The Turks are also forced to attend Greek schools and learn Greek, Greek history, and the Greek anthem (and pledge allegiance to Greece). Some Greek soldiers are also stationed in the area to mix Greek and Turkish culture among the population. The two brothers (Constantine I of Greece and Christopher I of Albania), have somewhat good relations, but less than the Father-Son relationship that existed in George's reign. Due to this an even more miniscule amount of subsidies are given to Albania, and Constantine still guarantees the nation military protection. Greece continues to receive small subsidies from the United Kingdom, France and Italy. The economy and infrastructure continue to improve. Greek morale, nationalism and imperialism continue to be high, but the nation shows some war exhaustion. Many Greeks still hope to someday fulfill the Megali Idea. The main objective of the government is to make Greece more self-reliant with indigenous industry and infrastructure. Greek companies continue to build shipyards around the country (Ifaistos in Piraeus, Neorion in Syros, and Glavanis-Kazazis in Volos). Constantine orders ports to continually constructing a mass amount of Ægir-class submarines. Constantine condemns the Turkish treatment of the Greeks. Instead of changing the policy of the treatment of Turks in Greece, a secret initiative [Unknown to Turks] is started that assists Greek families in leaving the vicious dictator's empire.

United States: The United States continues to build up its economic, political and military strength around the world. The death of the British monarch has many in the public and government worried, although the majority of the population and government believes that isolation is the better option rather than getting involved in any potential wars in Europe. The revolution, on the other hand, is a major issue for the United States, and the United States reiterates its right to interfere in Mexico if it supports the stability of the United States. As the revolution in Mexico continues to expand, cross-border incidents become more and more common, until president Wilson authorizes action in putting an end to the threat to the border. 

  • Cuba: The attempted rebellion has swung many in Cuba against independence, as many fear that independence will bring even more violence. The Imperialist American government doesn't help settle worries either, and some accuse it of stoking fears in order to build up annexationist rhetoric. The caretaker government begins exploring methods of annexation.

Ottoman Empire: Anti-Greek, Russian, Serb and Italian propaganda continues to be produced and sent all over the country, which includes the claim that the assassination of King George I of Greece was a punishment by God for Greece's annexation of a majority of the Ottoman's European territories. More restrictions are placed on Greeks living in the Ottoman Empire. More Pan-Islamic propaganda is produced and sent all over the country. The Committee of Liberty and Modernization gains 1000 more members and begins secretly organizing an army to overthrow Enver Pasha's Military Government. More Fortifications are constructed on the Russo-Ottoman Border. Siam: Continues internal reform and increases its control over the newly occupied territories. The Dayak and New Guinean protectorates increase in stability, and troops are raised in these areas to help with the war effort. Bribery continues, increasing tribal support. Simultaneously, Siam occupies Sulawesi, merging it into the Dayak area, while leaving the reminder of the East Indies to occupation by whomever may wish to do so. Battleship research, using captured ships, continues. A brigade is sent to the Western Front and another to Africa.

Bulgaria: In response to Greek aggression, Bulgarian artillery fires across the border at Greek, Albanian, and Serbian positions. The majority of the Bulgarian fleet moves out of the Black Sea and into the Mediterranean, and begins raiding coastal towns and Greek naval formations, also specifically locating and reporting locations of Greek naval bases. Meanwhile, most of the troops from northern Bulgaria are sent down from the Romanian border, a total of 150,000, to the south, where they reinforce the defenders on the Serbian and Greek borders. Bulgarian forces continue to use the extensive forts and trenches along the borders, holding back the enemy advance. The number of troops on the east and south borders numbers to a total of 800,000, leaving about 400,000 guarding individual cities and bases around the country. Planes are mainly based in the south and east, targeting Greek bombers. Tsar Ferdinand gives speeches praising the bravery of Bulgarian soldiers and raising morale, as well as Bulgarian nationalism. The impending Greek invasion is labelled as a war of aggression and racial war against the Bulgarian Slavic people.

1918.5

Japan: Japan continues to build up its military. Some new ports are established, and some ships are built. Infrastructure is improved as well, and some new Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples are built.

Brazil: President Neves' economic model moves at full steam ahead. Tech research continues. Naval observation continues. The Brazilian Navy, the CoLA's largest, begins to patrol the eastern coast of Latin America with Chile and Peru leading the patrolling of the west coast. President Oliveira makes his first address to the nation, informing the public of the recently-decided choice of supporting the Entente's war efforts. In a speech to the Latin American Congress, the new Brazilian president informs the governing body of the CoLA that we must support the Europeans in order to move forward; this means that, in exchange for our support, the CoLA will be given all European majority and monopoly business holdings to prevent any form of neo-colonialism in any of our nations. Brazil and Argentina, the largest militaries, will provide direct support, while the rest will provide support in the form of supplies. President Oliveira, in a foreign policy "hardening" widely seen as a move to regain the support of those who voted for Felipe Braganza in the last election, is praised for his bold stance. 

I don't recall promising you any holdings.

Ottoman Empire: Anti-Greek, Russian, Serb and Italian propaganda continues to be produced and sent all over the country, which includes the claim that the assassination of King George I of Greece was a punishment by God for Greece's annexation of a majority of the Ottoman's European territories. More restrictions are placed on Greeks living in the Ottoman Empire. More Pan-Islamic propaganda is produced and sent all over the country. The Committee of Liberty and Modernization gains 1000 more members and begins secretly organizing an army to overthrow Enver Pasha's Military Government. More Fortifications are constructed on the Russo-Ottoman Border.

United States: The United States continues to build up its economic, political and military strength around the world. The death of the British monarch has many in the public and government worried, although the majority of the population and government believes that isolation is the better option rather than getting involved in any potential wars in Europe. The revolution, on the other hand, is a major issue for the United States, and the United States reiterates its right to interfere in Mexico if it supports the stability of the United States. As the revolution in Mexico continues to expand, cross-border incidents become more and more common, until president Wilson authorizes action in putting an end to the threat to the border. 

  • Cuba: The attempted rebellion has swung many in Cuba against independence, as many fear that independence will bring even more violence. The Imperialist American government doesn't help settle worries either, and some accuse it of stoking fears in order to build up annexationist rhetoric. The caretaker government begins exploring methods of annexation.

Italy: Military, navy, infrastructure, and economy are built up, as the Italian monarchs had agreed with the Greek nation. The first colonial government in Libya rises. Italy remains neutral in the conflict.

1919.0

Brazil: President Neves' economic model moves at full steam ahead. Tech research continues. Naval observation continues. The Brazilian Navy, the CoLA's largest, begins to patrol the eastern coast of Latin America with Chile and Peru leading the patrolling of the west coast. President Oliveira makes his first address to the nation, informing the public of the recently-decided choice of supporting the Entente's war efforts. Brazil and Argentina provide military support for the Entente in Europe, for the aformentioned end of European business monopolies in Latin America. They will be phased out in three years. If not, the governments of the CoLA nations will simply nationalize them. It is up to the companies to decided whether or not they'd like to cut their losses or not. The Air Force is expanded. Latin American Commission President Aecio Neves asks to mediate the conflict that the US has brought about in Mexico and offers to host a conference in Bogota to resolve any issues at hand.

Japan: Japan continues to build up its military. Some new ports are established, and some ships are built. Infrastructure is improved as well, and some new Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples are built.

Ottoman Empire: Anti-Greek, Russian, Serb and Italian propaganda continues to be produced and sent all over the country, which includes the claim that the assassination of King George I of Greece was a punishment by God for Greece's annexation of a majority of the Ottoman's European territories. More restrictions are placed on Greeks living in the Ottoman Empire. More Pan-Islamic propaganda is produced and sent all over the country. The Committee of Liberty and Modernization gains 1000 more members and begins secretly organizing an army to overthrow Enver Pasha's Military Government. More Fortifications are constructed on the Russo-Ottoman Border.

United States: The United States continues to build up its economic, political and military strength around the world. The death of the British monarch has many in the public and government worried, although the majority of the population and government believes that isolation is the better option rather than getting involved in any potential wars in Europe. The revolution, on the other hand, is a major issue for the United States, and the United States reiterates its right to interfere in Mexico if it supports the stability of the United States. As the revolution in Mexico continues to expand, cross-border incidents become more and more common, until president Wilson authorizes action in putting an end to the threat to the border. 

  • Cuba: The attempted rebellion has swung many in Cuba against independence, as many fear that independence will bring even more violence. The Imperialist American government doesn't help settle worries either, and some accuse it of stoking fears in order to build up annexationist rhetoric. The caretaker government begins exploring methods of annexation.

Italy: Military, navy, infrastructure, and economy are built up, as the Italian monarchs had agreed with the Greek nation. The first colonial government in Libya rises. Italy remains neutral in the conflict.

Russian Empire: Russia continues to improve its economy and build up its military. Industry continues improving to become one of the best works in Russia. Some new houses and churches are built, more farms are built to feed its expanding population. A series of new railways is built on two continents Europe and Asia. Russia continue its war on Germany and its allies in First World War. In this war Russian bomb planes bombed and destroyed many German military camps located in OTL Poland. The same thing with Russian bomb planes also bombed and destroyed many Swedish military camps.

1919.5

Brazil: President Neves' economic model moves at full steam ahead. Tech research continues. Naval observation continues. The Brazilian Navy, the CoLA's largest, begins to patrol the eastern coast of Latin America with Chile and Peru leading the patrolling of the west coast. President Oliveira gives all foreign monopolies and majority business holdings in the country a timetable for their orderly withdrawal and handing over of their holdings to Brazilian/Latin American companies. Failure to comply results in government seizure. 

Ottoman Empire: Anti-Greek, Russian, Serb and Italian propaganda continues to be produced and sent all over the country, which includes the claim that the assassination of King George I of Greece was a punishment by God for Greece's annexation of a majority of the Ottoman's European territories. More restrictions are placed on Greeks living in the Ottoman Empire. More Pan-Islamic propaganda is produced and sent all over the country. The Committee of Liberty and Modernization gains 1000 more members and begins secretly organizing an army to overthrow Enver Pasha's Military Government. More Fortifications are constructed on the Russo-Ottoman Border.

Japan: Japan continues to build up its military. Some new ports are established, and some ships are built. Infrastructure is improved as well, and some new Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples are built.

Italy: Military, navy, infrastructure, and economy are built up, as the Italian monarchs had agreed with the Greek nation. The first colonial government in Libya rises. Italy remains neutral in the conflict.

1920

  1. The Allies defeat the Central Powers on all fronts and the treaty-making session begins. The Western and Eastern Fronts end in an armistice.

We are going by full years now until we hit WWII season.

Oh, I was under the impression this game was dead after the stuff you pulled.

Sorry you can't deal with losing. Feel free to come back when you want, if you want.

I think you are thinking of the wrong thing.

Brazil: President Neves' economic model moves at full steam ahead. Tech research continues. President Oliveira celebrates the return of all Brazilian combat troops who were in Western Europe, despite being there for only a short time. The timetable for all European monopolies and business holdings has been approved and the first few surrenders have been made and processed. President Oliveira has personally pushed for the British and French monopoly on the railroads to end, with their timetable being limited to the end of this year before they face nationalization. Midterm elections are held and, while the MPP still holds majorities in both chambers, they have lost their supermajorities in both chambers meaning that the MPP no longer holds the power to amend the constitution unilaterally and must now compromise with the Conservatives in all future amendments. Many political pundits are predicting at least one chamber of Congress to be controlled by the Conservatives by 1926, but no one ever knows. They mention that the foreign policy hardening on behalf of President Oliveira, foreign policy being the point that Conservatives exploited to gain votes and thus caused the closeness of the election, has made his reelection in 1922 much more possible than was previously thought. Before the new Congress convenes in June, President Oliveira pushes an amendment through Congress to give women the right to vote. A primary proponent of the amendment is MP Rosa da Silva, interim president of the republic before elections took place to replace Campos Sales in 1902 which eventually saw the election of President Neves, who is widely seen as a rising star in the Conservative Party and a potential challenger to President Oliveira in the 1922 elections.

Japan: Japan continues to build up its military. Some new ports are established, and some ships are built. Infrastructure is improved as well, and some new Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples are built.

Italy: Military, navy, infrastructure, and economy are built up, as the Italian monarchs had agreed with the Greek nation. The first colonial government in Libya rises. Italy remains neutral in the conflict.

Bulgaria: Since Bulgaria has retained its military strength throughout the war and is still capable of fighting, the Tsar says that Bulgaria will not accept any unfavorable terms in negotiations. Troops on the front continue to fight off any Greek or Serbian attacks.

1921

Brazil: President Neves' economic model moves at full steam ahead. Tech research continues. In the wake of the 1920 midterm elections and the Conservative resurgence in Congress, the MPP is struggling to contain their successes. Candidates for the Conservative nomination for president begin announcing their candidacy. Most notably, former Defense Minister Felipe Braganza (and Conservative candidate for president in 1918) has announced his candidacy as well as Rosa da Silva, former interim president following the military's ousting of President Campos Sales. Felipe Braganza and Rosa da Silva are considered to be neck and neck for the nomination, with other's candidacies being considered a long shot. President Oliveira formally announces that he is seeking reelection for another four year term. No one within the MPP is formally challenging Oliveira for the MPP nomination; the MPP is desperate to reelect Oliveira to save face in the wake of the Conservative gains last year. Losing the presidency would spell disaster for the party, despite still holding both houses of Congress. The Brazilian Navy has more than doubled since the launch of the country's first set of dreadnoughts in 1913-14. To add an extra political twist to the events in Latin America, the Latin American elections are coinciding with next year's Brazilian Presidential election. The Brazilian election is critical to the CoLA, since Brazil is seen as the leader and the Conservatives have been known to be less favorable to the CoLA. Many pundits have predicted that, for a Conservative to win the presidency in 1922, they need to switch their stance on the CoLA which many Brazilians consider a success in terms of Brazil's rise to power at a regional and global level. While appealing to the Conservative voter base, however, both major Conservative candidates for president have retained the official Conservative stance on the CoLA.

Japan: Japan continues to build up its military. Some new ports are established, and some ships are built. Infrastructure is improved as well, and some new Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples are built.

Ottoman Empire: Anti-Greek, Russian, Serb and Italian propaganda continues to be produced and sent all over the country, which includes the claim that the assassination of King George I of Greece was a punishment by God for Greece's annexation of a majority of the Ottoman's European territories. More restrictions are placed on Greeks living in the Ottoman Empire. More Pan-Islamic propaganda is produced and sent all over the country. The Committee of Liberty and Modernization gains 1000 more members and begins secretly organizing an army to overthrow Enver Pasha's Military Government. More fortifications are constructed on the Russo-Ottoman border.

1922

Brazil: President Neves' economic model moves at full steam ahead. Tech research continues. The political drama in Brazil runs even higher than last year; in January, the Conservative Party convention in Recife, Pernambuco (an important swing state) officially nominates Felipe Braganza once again to run for president against incumbent President Santiago Oliveira. In what is essentially a replay of the 1918 elections, Brazilians will have to decided whether or not Oliveira made good on the promises he made during his first campaign - specifically those on foreign policy, which was the major issue of the last election. His foreign policy hardening was widely seen as effective especially since he took office during the tail end of the Great War in Europe. The Conservative Party officially drops its stance on the CoLA, with its chairman Enrique Braganza (Felipe Braganza's father) saying that "the Conservative Party sees the value of remaining with the CoLA, as it gives Brazil a powerful position regionally and globally." The media is now calling the election as extremely close and with no clear winner in sight. In May, elections roll around and, on election night (the 17th), the air is tense in Rio. By a razor-thin margin, Felipe Braganza edges out incumbent President Oliveira in a shocking defeat to the MPP. Braganza took 50.3% of the vote to Oliveira's 49.7% sending the nation into electoral shock. The MPP's 20-year hold on the presidency is over, and the Conservatives have their first major electoral victory in decades. Braganza's success was largely due to his courtship of the industrious north and south of the country, where many felt that the three previous MPP administrations have oppressed them by imposing such strict regulations in exchange for subsidies. President Oliveira, standing at his campaign headquarters alongside former presidents Neves and Ferra, concedes defeat in the election and reminds Brazilians this is why they stood up to the authoritarianism of the old republic - to have a shift of power, and that's what just happened. He congratulates President-elect Braganza but warns him to not let his victory get to him, as the MPP retains control of both chambers of Congress. President-elect Braganza takes office in June and immediately signs an order to deregulate the stringent requirements for business industrial subsidies, an important electoral promise. The Latin American elections take place in September and are largely swept under the rug after Conservative victory in Brazil; the MPP-Liberal Coalition retains its majority in the LA Congress, keeping LA Commission President Neves in power until the next election (1928). Many view the MPP-Liberal bloc as a challenge to the new Conservative administration in power in Brazil, but only time will tell.

Ottoman Empire: Anti-Greek, Russian, Serb and Italian propaganda continues to be produced and sent all over the country, which includes the claim that the assassination of King George I of Greece was a punishment by God for Greece's annexation of a majority of the Ottoman's European territories. More restrictions are placed on Greeks living in the Ottoman Empire. More Pan-Islamic propaganda is produced and sent all over the country. The Committee of Liberty and Modernization gains 1000 more members and begins secretly organizing an army to overthrow Enver Pasha's Military Government. More fortifications are constructed on the Russo-Ottoman border.

Italy: Military, navy, infrastructure, and economy are built up, as the Italian monarchs had agreed with the Greek nation. The first colonial government in Libya rises. Italy remains neutral in the conflict.

You should revise your copy-paste post. There's no war anymore, and you took over Libya years ago.

Japan: Japan continues to build up its military. Some new ports are established, and some ships are built. Infrastructure is improved as well, and some new Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples are built.

1923

Brazil: President Neves' economic model moves at full steam ahead. Tech research continues. In the aftermath of the shocking election last year, new President Braganza promises to not roll back any of the reforms that his MPP predecessors introduced, but added that he will not be pursuing them either. He raises defense spending to accommodate more naval production, which coincides with the launch of Brazil's 9th and 10th dreadnoughts. President Braganza holds discussions with his economy minister, Joao Brazzo, on how to expand the economy even more now that it doesn't rely on import-substitution. The talks continue until they decide to push through Congress a new economic model, saying that the original one proposed by then-President Neves has been incredible for the economy yet there needs to be a new model that accommodates Brazil's expanded economy. The model is geared more towards exports and thus calls for an end to subsidies. President Braganza announces that he will be cutting spending towards the collective CoLA defense budget at the CoLA conference of 1923 in Rio de Janeiro; this creates backlash in the CoLA, as the ruling coalition in the LA Congress, the MPP-Liberals, demand that Brazil reverse course as more than 70% of the budget comes from Brazil. President Braganza, remaining true to the Conservative values that got him elected, refuses to budge and creates a crisis within the CoLA. Latin American Commission President (and former President of Brazil) threatens to have Brazil sanctioned for its actions over the defense budget and claims that its new President is still anti-CoLA and only changed views to win the election. As the conference closes in November, the situation is still not resolved. President Braganza purposefully scheduled the conference for November because the LA Congress isn't in session after the conference and thus cannot sanction Brazil until it reconvenes. Commission President Neves, and several Latin American heads of state fear that the CoLA is weakening to the benefit of the Brazilian government. Though the CoLA cannot do much about Braganza being in power and thinly veiling his distaste for the CoLA by cutting defense contributions, LA Commission President Neves says that his coalition will hold a vote of no confidence on the Brazilian president, officially stating that the Confederation of Latin America does not confide in the Brazilian government and thus will take over its functions in the CoLA until said country has made the right decision. On one side of the argument, many see this as an important action the CoLA is taking in terms of self-preservation and dealing with an unruly and unsupportive member government. Others see it as a power play by former Brazilian President and now LA Commission President Neves as a way to bring his MPP party back to power in Brazil as well as an authoritarian trampling of Brazil's sovereignty and free will to do as it wants. The "CoLA Crisis of 1923" as the media is labeling it, continues through the end of December.

Japan: Japan continues to build up its military. Some new ports are established, and some ships are built. Infrastructure is improved as well, and some new Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples are built.

San Marino: Military, economy, navy and infrastructure have built up.

Ottoman Empire: Anti-Greek, Russian, Serb and Italian propaganda continues to be produced and sent all over the country, which includes the claim that the assassination of King George I of Greece was a punishment by God for Greece's annexation of a majority of the Ottoman's European territories. More restrictions are placed on Greeks living in the Ottoman Empire. More Pan-Islamic propaganda is produced and sent all over the country. The Committee of Liberty and Modernization gains 1000 more members and begins secretly organizing an army to overthrow Enver Pasha's Military Government. More fortifications are constructed on the Russo-Ottoman border.

1924

Brazil: President Neves' economic model moves at full steam ahead. Tech research continues. Continuing the crisis of 1923, President Braganza remains firm in cutting defense contributions to the CoLA. In its new session in January, the Latin American Congress votes mainly along party lines to express no confidence in the Brazilian government and will suspend its functions and take them over in the interim, since according to the CoLA constitution the CoLA may do this to any government it has no confidence in. Rather than swallow his pride and make a policy reversal, President Braganza stands firm and even announces that he is going to hold a referendum on Brazil's membership in the CoLA saying that the mechanisms of the CoLA have become too oppressive for Brazil to continue on. Many pundits say that the referendum, if rejected, will be a fatal blow to the Braganza administration in terms of reelection possibilities. The midterm elections see a division amongst the electorate, with those against the president voting for the MPP and those standing with him voting for the Conservatives. Despite this, the MPP retains both majorities in the chambers of Congress though the Conservatives have increased their seats in the lower chamber by 23% putting them within three seats of having a majority. The political turmoil in Brazil has led to protests against the administration saying that it's hurting Brazil's standing with Latin America and the world which the past three administrations have been working towards. The referendum is scheduled for March 1925.

Japan: Japan continues to build up its military. Some new ports are established, and some ships are built. Infrastructure is improved as well, and some new Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples are built.

San Marino: San Marino continues to build up its military and economy. Infrastructure improved also.

1925

Brazil: President Neves' economic model moves at full steam ahead. Tech research continues. Continuing the crisis of 1923, President Braganza remains firm in cutting defense contributions to the CoLA. Protests agains the Braganza administration spread from Rio to the north and south. Many see the vote of no confidence from the CoLA as a sign of a turn for the worst. Just in time for the referendum in March, the Central Bank announces that the Brazilian economy grew only by 2% rather than the usual 5-6% that was seen under previous administrations since President Neves took office. The Central bank also revises down its forecast for growth in the first quarter of 1925, saying that the ongoing protests and turmoil with the CoLA have taken a toll on the economy. With the economy, something Brazilians are extremely proud of, taking a turn for the worst, they take their anger out on the government. Many Conservative supporters, including those who switched from the MPP in the last election to the Conservatives have voice their concerns over the capabilities of Brazil's first Conservative government in 20 years. In March, the Brazilian electorate overwhelmingly rejects leaving the Confederation of Latin America by an 87-13% margin providing a huge slap in the face to the Braganza administration (as predicted). Braganza, embattled and hated, announces that he will not be seeking reelection citing political issues and his country's "betrayal" of his administration. Throwing the Conservatives into chaos, as their president is no longer seeking reelection, the party is once again in shambles reminiscent of the 1906 elections. With no Conservative party members having even considered a run in 1926, the party doesn't even have a solid campaign strategy. On the other hand, the MPP's retaking of the presidency has been planned ever since former President Oliveira was narrowly elected president. 30 year old Thiago de Souza, chief of staff to presidents Ferra and Oliveira, has been a political superstar in the MPP for years. Not only that, but he's incredibly gifted and received two doctorate degrees from Oxford University in the United Kingdom. An intellectual, rather than a politician leading the country will be incredible and is a novel strategy by the MPP whereas the Conservatives will likely just run a popular senator/experienced politician. In October (extremely late for a party nomination) the Conservatives nominate Sebastiao Davila, popular senator from Pernambuco, as their candidate for president in a very hastily done manner. All major polls predict an easy win for de Souza.

Ottoman Empire: Anti-Greek, Russian, Serb and Italian propaganda continues to be produced and sent all over the country, which includes the claim that the assassination of King George I of Greece was a punishment by God for Greece's annexation of a majority of the Ottoman's European territories. More restrictions are placed on Greeks living in the Ottoman Empire. More Pan-Islamic propaganda is produced and sent all over the country. The Committee of Liberty and Modernization gains 1000 more members and begins secretly organizing an army to overthrow Enver Pasha's Military Government. More fortifications are constructed on the Russo-Ottoman border.

Japan: Japan continues to build up its military. Some new ports are established, and some ships are built. Infrastructure is improved as well, and some new Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples are built.

Italy: Military, navy, infrastructure, and economy are built up.

1926

Brazil: President Neves' economic model moves at full steam ahead. Tech research continues. The third year of turmoil of economic downturn comes to Brazil. The presidential election in May is everything anyone is talking about, with the MPP winning the presidency amidst the destruction of the Conservatives being a foregone conclusion. When the election comes, Thiago de Souza wins the presidency by 60% to Senator Davila's 39.8%. This victory, larger than President Neves' original 1902 landslide, is seen as a referendum on the Conservative party's policies over the last four years. Brazil has spoken, and they don't want another destructive Conservative government. In June, President-elect de Souza is sworn in with all living former presidents present - Neves, Ferra, Oliveira, and Braganza. The presence of such a vilified individual such as Braganza being present was scrutinized by the media but an inside source with the new de Souza administration told the press that Braganza was present as a symbol of future cooperation. President de Souza immediately rolls back everything his predecessor did to harm the country, and the Central Bank projects that the country will be back on track to regular robust growth rates by the midterm elections in 1928. President de Souza addresses a special session of the Latin American Congress, asking for them to revoke the status of no confidence in the Brazilian government and to return Brazil's functions in the CoLA to the Brazilian government. After his speech, LAMCs grants his request. Moreover, President de Souza puts CoLA defense contributions back to 1918 levels. Brazil's three-year scare is over.

Japan: Japan continues to build up its military. Some new ports are established, and some ships are built. Infrastructure is improved as well, and some new Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples are built.

Korea: Korea announces the reopening of its foreign relations. Our modernization project has completed thanks to generous foreign donations. The HTC (Hanguk Telecommunications Company) has wired most of the country with telephone wires, and the Choson Railway Corporation is finishing the railways being built across Korea. Our military now possesses two carriers, ten battleships, 13 destroyers, and 26 dreadnoughts. We have been continuing to build up the navy in Pusan and create more battleships, destroyers, cruisers, and the like. Our army consists of mainly Infantry, but we also have a large and growing number of tanks and Mobile Missile Launch Platforms (MMLP). Our President, Lim Baeho is renowned to the Korean People as the savior of Korea with his modernization campaigns. He also wishes to go on a world tour, meeting with the leaders of Brazil, China, the USA, France, and Britain.

San Marino: San Marino continues to improve military, economy and infrastructure.

Republic of Colombia: Colombia begins plans to industrialize by constructing a series of textile factories in Bogota. To encourage the public to put their students in schools, public schools, universities, and libraries are either free of charge or have had their enrollment fees reduced. Economic growth begins to pick up at 5% as more jobs are created due to the rising demand for manpower in the construction and employment of factories (Eco/Infra turn)

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