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1901.0

With a corrected (mostly) map, the game may now begin. We are working on algorithms currently. Please follow the formatting guidelines found on the talk page for proper posts.AP (talk)

Mod Events:

  1. Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom dies aged 81 as the longest-reigning British monarch so far. Her son succeeds her as Edward VII.
  2. Australia federates into the Commonwealth of Australia.
  3. Oil is discovered in Texas
  4. William Knox D'Arcy, a Briton, receives oil prospecting rights from Persia. 
  5. Cuba becomes an American protectorate under the Platt Amendment

Qing Empire: With the signing of the Boxer Protocol, by Emperor Guangxi and Empress Dowager Cixi; riots erupted in the cities. The Chinese people refused to accept the dreaded terms agreed upon in the Treaty as it hurt the pride of China. Fearing the loss of power, Empress Dowager Cixi initiated the dynasty's era of 'New Policy' but this had little effect on what was the rapid disintegration of the Qing Empire.

Brazil: The people of Brazil find themselves in a difficult situation. Their political system is convoluted, corruption runs high, inequality is a major issue, and the people just aren't getting what they need. The first four presidents of the Brazilian Republic have been lackluster at best. Specifically, President Manuel Campos Sales has been seen as an aristocrat catering to the needs of the elite. Unrest has been stirring for at least a year since the turn of the century, but largely unorganised. University student Aecio Neves sees what the suffering in his country and decides that Brazil needs to be turned around. He begins to organize the protests and unrest in and around Sao Paulo, his home city. He opens communication between protest leaders in other major cities in the country. As the Brazilian people begin to mobilize in favor of better leadership, the flames of revolution are fanned. President Campos Sales notices the protests in Sao Paulo, picking up by the beginning of summer. He laughs it off with VP Rosa Silva, saying the protests will dissipate when the threat of force is imposed. He goes off to do his regular duties, and builds the Brazilian navy and army up not knowing what was coming.

Sweden-Norway: The country also finds itself in a bad situation. Norway and Sweden are destined to separate soon. Taking advantage of the time, military is massively built up, building army and navy alike. As tensions increase along the Swedish-Russian border, the government starts to promote nationalism, showing posters of the old Swedish Empire that had control of Finland, Estonia and Latvia.

Siam: Anger builds among the elite at the continuous territorial losses to European powers, compounded by a perceived loss of influence in Southeast Asia. The King is highly incompetent, and only with difficulty restrained by his more reasonable advisers. Simultaneously, floods combined with falling rice prices result in massive poverty and unrest across the countryside. Many farmers are unable to support themselves, and increasingly take out their anger on the government. Soldiers and police are assaulted in the streets, while a crowd attacks and burns the King's personal train in Bangkok. Many soldiers begin deserting, and the King is unable to keep order. Several ambitious politicians, led by one Ananda Mahidol, mobilize many of the farmers under the banner of (supposed) equality. Drawing lines to the ancient Chinese agrarianist philosophy, they demand land reform, subsidies for farmers, and wider social liberties (mostly in order to expand their own power). The King refuses idiotically. Several tens of thousands of farmers begin to march on Bangkok, while others seize government offices in other regions. The powerful elite quickly begins to shift their support, and the army disintegrates. What will happen?

Japan: Japan begins to build up its military. Some new ports are established, and some ships are built.

Greece: Like many other nations, the people of Greece also find themselves in a difficult situation. The recent defeat in the Turkish War of 1897 damaged the economy worse. Although the nation lost a small amount of territory, Greek morale and nationalism are at its heights. With the people and government supporting the Megali Idea, Greeks wish to 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. As the two nations of the United Kingdom and Greece already have good relations he proposes an alliance and trade agreement. He also asks if the nation would be able to send small subsidies to Greece to support Greek infrastructure and economy. King George turns 38. Infrastructure and economy are slightly increased.

Romania: OK. We will not ally with the Ottomans.
  • UK to Greece Response: UK agrees to all requests.
  • It was deleted, I fixed it.

Switzerland: Switzerland's economy starts growing and becomes more self sufficient. We look to grow our science and military technology but we keep a close eye on our small budget. We look to trade farm machinery with neighbouring countries. Germany, Italy, Austro-Hungary, France. We look to strengthen our relations with European countries and we build up our roads for quicker movement through mountain regions.

  • Swiss Diplomacy to Germany: We are seeking a trade agreement. Do you accept?
  • Swiss Diplomacy to Italy: We are seeking a trade agreement. Do you accept?
  • Swiss Diplomacy to France: We are seeking a trade agreement. Do you accept?
  • Swiss Diplomacy to Austro-Hungarian Empire: We are seeking a trade agreement. Do you accept?

Kingdom of Spain: The economy is improved, still recovering from the Spanish-American war. Alfonso XIII starts to see his popularity drop amount the populace, but has no worries due to to his power and influence among loyalists. Because of the loss of colonial possessions to the Americans, troops begin to move to Western Sahara and Spanish Guinea. Former military members also move to these to start up more simple lives then their old comparison. A couple warships, are started on construction, and plan to be finished by the end of the year. New trade agreements are send out to France to stabilize our long term relationship.

  • Spanish Guinea: Economy is improved.
  • Western Sahara: Economy is improved.

United Kingdom: The Boer War continues. To combat guerrilla warfare, the British used scorched earth and other evasive and preemptive tactics. The Somaliland Campaign continues with the intent of bringing Somaliland under the British heel. Other mundane things occur in the nation such as the growth of the economy and Gibraltar and Malta continue to be fortified and modernized. (What exactly are these formatting rules and where are they? Didn't see them anywhere on the talk page. Also, why no bullet points?)

Denmark: This turn in Denmark and its possessions is officially dedicated to military expansion. We ask for a non-aggression pact with the both the United Kingdom and the German Empire to ensure our nation's prosperity and defense against foreign invasion. Similarly, the Rigsdagen passes an act with the intent of reforming the nation's military, to have a more organized nation defense, following the recent defeats against Prussia and Austria. The Forsvaret, Danish Defense, is founded as a unified armed forces for the nation of Denmark and its possessions. A reserve system is formed, known as the Home Guard, a national guard aspect of the Danish military intended to raise manpower and defend Danish territory during a full scale invasion. The Royal Danish Army undergoes expansion, preparing to raise 50,000 men for training in an active role in the ground force. This force is organized into five divisions and stationed in southern Jutland to defend the south of our nation. Plans are created for a defensive structure similar to the Dannevirke on our new southern border, envisioned with modern artillery emplacements and defenses. Additionally, a 5000 man division is raised from the home guard to defend the capital and parts of Denmark. The Danish Royal Navy undergoes similar modernization, seeing as it was little use in defending the nation during the Second Schleswig War. We begin investing in armored steam ships to slowly replace all wooden ships from the previous century. We ask the nations of Italy, Germany, and the United Kingdom for a research agreement, to work together in development of new ships and weapons. We propose that our nations conduct joint military drills to mutually grow our forces and technology.

United States: The United States continues to debate over the merits of imperialism and the new-found gains from the Spanish-American War. The success in taking them has renewed American nationalism, and while the current atmosphere seems to support stabilizing the new lands before giving them independence the country is thrilled with its success. The discovery of oil in Texas attracts many new businesses to the state, and the economy of the state begins to boom as a result. The military and navy begins a series of small reforms to iron out any deficiencies discovered in the Spanish American war beforehand. Despite American control of the area, Filipino nationalists continue to resist American rule and American forces are sent there in order to put them down and enforce civilization on the rebels.

  • Cuba: The new nation continues to expand its economy under the watchful eyes of the United States. Sugar plantations are a major contributor to the new economic boom, and the new country begins to explore its options under the benevolent eye of the United States.

Korean Empire: The Emperor declares new Democratization Reforms. We improve our economy and infrastructure. Our Military begins to train in new modern weapons.

  • Korean Dip: We ask for trade relations with Denmark, the USA, France, England, Brazil, and Siam.
  • Korean Dip: We ask for help with modernization. All countries that help us will get permission to build military bases in Korea. We only ask Denmark, US, France, England, Germany, and Canada.
    • United States Diplomacy: The United States declares support for Korean democracy, and offers to send officers and engineers to help with the modernization in exchange for a military base. The trade offer is also accepted.
      • Korean Dip: We thank the United States for their help.
    • Brazilian Diplomacy: We thank the Korean offer and accept. We hope to establish friendlier ties with the Koreans.

Kingdom of Bavaria (Member-state of the German Empire: The Kingdom's consular officials in London send their official condolences to King George V upon learning of the demise of Queen Victoria. In March, the much-loved Prince-Regent Luitpold turns eighty years old to much public fanfare. A large street parade is organised with the Royal Life Guards and the 1st Heavy Cavalry Brigade marching down the main street. The First Minister, Friederich Kraft von Crailsheim, makes a proposal to cabinet that Prince-Regent Luitpold be allowed to succeed his insane brother Otto as King, as he shows no sign of recovery. There is some traction for the motion, but it is kept utterly secret for now.

Netherlands: We continue to develop our economy in the motherlands and through our colonial possession. We offer a trade deal to Germany, France, United States, Korea and England. We start to modernize our fleet to the 20e century standard to defend the motherland and the empire. We politically support the Korean democracy and offer our support to Korea to help in the modernization with all respect for your culture. Some Dutch start to consider giving the Dutch East Indies more autonomy within the empire but never as much as the homeland.

  • Korean Dip: We accept happily and allow the Dutch Engineers to enter through Busan.

Kingdom of Serbia: The Kingdom of Serbia improves the military. We politically support the Korean democracy. We also are disappointed that we are landlocked, preventing us to trade by sea, more Anti-Austro-Hungarian movements are founded, but as they're are small they do not affect any of our politics, we send condolences to King George V upon learning about the death of Queen Victoria I.

Belgium: We support the Korean democracy. We expand the military.

  • Dutch Dip: We offer you a trade agreement.
  • Belgian Dip: Accepted.
  • Korean Dip: We thank Belgium.

Russian Empire: Begins to improve our economy and build up our military. A speech by Czar Nicholas II of Russia is speaking at St Petersburg and mass-media reported all across the globe and all the Russian people hearing it.

The Russian Empire is on five-year range of collapse, and our people ties to get many revolutions here. The problem of the Russian Empire is our food. Our food has farmed on our Russian Mother and seek people starting to starvation. From there on, we must fix to put the new economic freedom. To stop watching people that fights for revolution, we needed to send money to poor Russian peoples and hope that get water to feed new foods ever, all Russians must go into school, and almost imported, all Russians must go to work in factories to earn more money! We must Russia to go richer along with Great Britain and France and Germany! All of Russians is best of EUROPE! As Czar Nicholas II of Russia said, a new rule is confirmed that all Russians must go work in factories to earn some more money, and makes the Russians better. For greatest of all, Industry is improved, mostly new are built in largest populated areas of Russia.

Austro-Hungary: With the ails of multiple ethnicities finally being realized, work on aiding the Slavic people begins. Multiple language schools begin to be built, with the option to take a regional language. This is also reflected in the military, which grows with the population. In Vienna,  Emperor Franz Joseph I celebrates his 70th birthday. We wish to reaffirm our alliances with Germany and Italy.

House of Saud/Emirate of Riyadh: 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.

Mexico: Following years of rule under President Porfirio Diaz the nation of Mexico has made a rather stunning and powerful advancement into the world economy with good economic growth, Mexico begins inventing more into its mining and oil sectors for economic development. The Mexican government while looking to develop and move people above the poverty level this is rather hard while the country was focused on other projects. The Mexican military and various generals drill the military standing at about 100,000 in an attempt to keep the military high quality and prevent further issues along generals looking to carve out and coup the government. The Mexican government increases its trade with the United States. The Mexican government continues to develop its mining industries in the north while also promoting ranching, while farming to the south takes precedence. The Mexican military also begins considering the expansion of its naval assets as well as a full separation of the Navy from the Army. If economic growth permits Mexico will attempt to acquire its first Capital ship order in 1905 from either France, Britain, or the United States. The Mexican government, however, does send observers to each of these nations to document the general designs of their ships to help the Mexican industries build their own ships domestically. The industry in the country increases rather moderately as a new ship building company sets up in Vera Cruz specializing in trade ships and private boats. The Government contact the VeraCruz Ship works on designing one of Mexico's first domestic built frigates to test out their designs. Mexico begins to increase its relations with Guatemala looking to gain preferable investment rights into the small country as well as repair previously bad relations (this is not investment yet this is building up to it, please read it more carefully)

Nicaragua: Due to the "banana republic" economy of Nicaragua the government decides to contact the government of the United States of America in order to discuss US funding of a potential Nicaraguan canal that would connected the Atlantic and the Pacific. Another idea to improve the economy is the increase of hectarage of bananas and sugarcane as well as cotton. However, the project of de-centralization also begins in order to make all parts of Nicaragua equal as well as assure that the disasters of Managua (earthquakes etc.) do not affect the infrastructure. A trade agreement is also offered to Costa Rica to improve relations.

  • Mexico Dip: We offer expanded trade, in order to expand future options between out two countries.

Romania: Karl Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen asks Austro-Hungary, Russia, Greece, and the Ottoman empire for an alliance. 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 ships. The first joint venture is founded and to process oil in the Prahova river valley. The military uses a new tactic called trench warfare is being used to train our troops in new ways. The Post Palace is inaugurated. 

  • Greece to Romania: We only accept the alliance, if you abort the one offered to the Ottomans.

Scar, Implausible. Please read up on the history and relations of Romania, as you should remember that this is the age of the Balkan Wars. Thank you Saturn (Talk/Blog) 22:00, October 20, 2014 (UTC)

Scarlet do not delete my post again With Blood and Iron (talk) 21:12, October 20, 2014 (UTC)

France: The Liberals and opportunities continue to maintain control of the government as the legitimate and royalists slowly fade away from politics. The economy continues to flourish as the 20th century begins. However, population growth continues to stagnate. Efforts to increase industrialization continue as the arms war with Germany picks 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 begins (outline - not the actual ship yet).

  • 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 noire 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 develop of the African colonies continue 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 continue.

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.

  • 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.

Germany: Celebrates the turn of the century with a hit song from their power punk group Fall Out Boy huge parade down Unter Der Linden and the Tiergarten, finishing in a military inspection in front of the Reichstag building. We accept the Danish request, starting plans to bring 20 Dannebrog Pre-Dreadnoughts, as well as ten Ragnarok class Destroyers. Five of the Dannebrogs and eight of the Ragnaroks shall be given to Denmark, the rest used by the Bundesmarine. Furthermore, three Wilhelm class Battleships are to built over the same time period, one of which will be given to Denmark. The nation begins pouring resources into Dreadnought class ships and Modern Battleships. However, as the King visits Britain, his son, the Crown Prince Wilhelm, is brutally killed in a horse riding accident. The nations enters a period of mourning as September comes to an end. In the meantime, however, the economy grows, with iron and steel production increasing, and the banking market taking leaps and bounds. Daimler-Benz, the largest (actually, one of two) car company in the world, begins to make a cheaper model of car for the upper middle class.

Ottoman Empire: The Ottoman Sultan orders more forces to be sent against the Emirate of Riyadh. We request an alliance with any European power.

Argentina: Seeing the deplorable conditions in Paraguay, President Julio Roca annexed the suffering nation and began a program to turn the area into an industrial and technological center for the country. The first goal of these researchers was to improvement on the design of naval vessels and uncovering the secrets of flight. Military forces are moved to the Chilean border while the Argentinean Navy blockades the major cities of the country confident that they have the upper hand the Argentinean army invades Chile making considerable use of an improved machine gun design for a powerful land assault while the Navy prevents a counter strike by the Chilean forces. You can't just annex a nation that fast. If you want to annex it, please make an algorithm. The algorithm is on the talk page. Also, the mods will take into account why you invaded Paraguay. Please provide more information on why, or your invasion will be retconned. Thank you. Saturn (Talk/Blog) 23:29, October 20, 2014 (UTC)

I know you are a new player, but that doesn't mean you can be incredibly implausible. Argentina will lose any war it attempts at this point, since it is in terrible economic shape, just so you know. AP (talk)

Hong Kong: This year is a major year in the British Empire. In the mother country, Queen Victoria is dead and Edward VII is now reigning as the British Monarch. To the South Pacific, the Australian colonies have federated into the Commonwealth of Australia. Locally,  with the signing of the Boxer Protocol, by Emperor Guangxi and Empress Dowager Cixi; we celebrate the victory of the Eight Nation Alliance, as Great Britain is part of it. We feel proud to be part of the British Empire, and with Britain's victory and the Qing Empire descending into anarchy,we request permission from Great Britain to influence the city of Guangzhou, as the city is falling into chaos and we are a stable and loyal colony. As a result of the war, there has been a large amount of trade and military movement in the Hong Kong port, thus we work on developing our port (development of economy), our chief source of income. We use some of this money into researching modern day battleships. (development of military)

Italy: Builds its military, navy, economy and Infrastructure, the colonial settlements in Somalia begin growing as Italian groups are sent to the area and scouts continue seeking for possible useful resources, a few shipyards are built throughout the nation (Venice and Civitavecchia)

British Raj: The Pro-Independent movement continues to gain momentum as pro-independent leader Gopal Krishna Gokhale holds his seat on the Bombay Legislative Council. Many pro-independence citizens of British Raj protest by proclaiming a vow of poverty, working alongside untouchables as they try to end the mistreatment of those in the lower castes of British India. Men such as Bal Gangadhar Tilak become heroes to the general populace of British Raj. By this time, Raj's government is composed entirely of Indian men. However, the Islamic population of India feels that they are underrepresented and treated as second-class citizens. Tensions between Hindus and Muslims rise in India. The economy expands.

1901.5

  1. Reports of the concentration camps used in South Africa are released in the United Kingdom. 
  2. Boxer Rebellion officially ends in China.
  3. The first Nobel Prize ceremony is held in Sweden on the 50th anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death. 

Qing Empire: With the signing of the Boxer Protocol, by Emperor Guangxi and Empress Dowager Cixi; riots erupted in the cities. The Chinese people refused to accept the dreaded terms agreed upon in the Treaty as it hurt the pride of China. Fearing the loss of power, Empress Dowager Cixi initiated the dynasty's era of 'New Policy' but this had little effect on what was the rapid disintegration of the Qing Empire. An assassination attempt on Emperor Guangxi fails, which leads to a major crackdown upon the rebels. Many groups start to rise, calling for the Qing to develop China and to follow the Japanese example, but these groups do not go as far as denouncing the Qing Empire itself. Meanwhile, the tax rate was increased in order to annually repay 450 million tales at the interest of 4% to the victorious nations for 39 years. This meant that the public image of the Qing suffered terribly. Moreover, the Chinese nationalist groups rejected the deployment of foreign troops in Beijing.


Denmark: This turn in Denmark and its possessions is officially dedicated to economic expansion. To facilitate greater transportation of goods and people across our nation, railroad networks are expanded. A special rail is laid across Jutland, to allow for fast mobilization to the south of the country if needed. An improved system is created to connect Zeeland and Jutland, known collectively as the Storebæltsfærgerne, Great Belt ferries. Soldiers mobilized earlier this year begin training and are stationed in various parts of the nation. Similarly, the division of the Home Guard raised continues drills, and is stationed in Zeeland. Attention is turned to the nation’s navy, where modernization is slow. To facilitate and construct large ships, the nation invests in a series of shipyards. Construction of such a shipyard begins in Copenhagen, and plans are drafted for similar projects in Aalborg and Svendborg. Plans are drafted for a new line of ships, to serve as the backbone of the Danish navy. Classified as the Dannebrog-class, the new ship design is to be about 130 meters in length and have a displacement of 15,800 long tons, powered by an array of twenty water tube boilers and two three-cylinder vertical triple-expansion engines. With this arrangement, the new line of ships is expected to average about 18.0 kn, although trials will need to be conducted before any proper estimates can be created. These ships will be armed with four twelve-inch guns, twelve six-inch guns, sixteen twelve-pounder guns, six three-pounder guns, and four eighteen-inch torpedo tubes, and will be protected by nine inch armor at the belt, and nine to twelve inches of armor at the bulkheads. Plans continue to be drafted, and so far three ships are planned to be constructed. Construction is not expected to be completed, however, until 1905, as shipyards will need to be constructed and expanded, and materials will need to be acquired. Construction also begins on a new line of destroyers, known as the Ragnarök-class, which will be constructed in groups of four at Copenhagen shipyard. At 64 meters in length with a displacement of 355 to 370 tons at full load, this class of destroyers will be powered by triple expansion steam engines, run by water-tube boilers, to achieve a speed of about 30 kn. These ships will also be armed with a twelve-pounder gun, five six-pounder guns, and two eighteen-inch torpedo tubes. Lastly, with a research agreement signed between our nation and Italy, we begin designing a line of protected cruisers to be con created by our nations. The ship is designed to combat possible threats in the Adriatic and Baltic Seas, measuring 104 meters in length with a displacement of 3,967 tons, and a speed of about 19 kn. These ships will be armed with six 5.9-inch guns, two 2.7-inch guns, and four eighteen-inch torpedo tubes. We ask the Italian government permission to construct prototypes of this design in their shipyards in exchange for use of this design. After several months of planning and allocating funds and supplies, work begins on a series of fortifications along the southern border of the nation.

Japan: Japan continues to build up its military. Some new ports are established, and some ships are built.

Siam: The King, with Bangkok in flames from angry mobs of impoverished farmers, is forced to submit to the demands of the radical politicians. Threatened with death, he agrees to radically transform the political system. Firstly, a parliament is created, with the newly formed National Agrarian Union automatically gaining a majority of seats. The position of King is abolished, although the royal family will continue to inherit the position of Dhammaraja, a highly influential and important position in the Buddhist clergy. The government is transformed into a nominal republic, now dominated by a reconstituted political elite in the form of the new party and their allies. The Buddhist clergy (and through them, farmers) gain a much greater voice in the running of the country. Meanwhile, subsidies are offered to farmers, and land reform begins, alleviating the crisis. Most Thais, especially in rural areas, view the government with liking. Rifles are produced for the army, which numbers about 50,000, and research on radio begins. The military modernizes.

Siamese Diplomacy: Siam offers to trade wealthy northern Malaysia for a small strip of poor, mountainous northern Burma, in order to secure several Buddhist temples (and a border with China). This request is conveyed to the United Kingdom.

Emirate of Afghanistan: Habibullah Khan, Abdur Rahman Khan's eldest son and child of a slave mother, takes the throne by virtue of support from the army which was created by his father. Habibullah however, has turned out to not be as domineering as his father. Due to the agreements from the previous Anglo-Afghan War, the foreign policies of Afghanistan are still firmly in British hands. However, Afghanistan is still moderately independent, and fully independent domestically, and this has allowed for King Habibullah I to begin his reign as a secular reformer, beginning with repealing the harshest of criminal penalties for minor infractions that still existed in Afghanistan. With approval from King Habiullah I, Mahmud Tarzi, a highly educated, well-traveled poet and journalists, founds an Afghan nationalist newspaper. Currently, the newspaper eloquently espouses for full Afghan independence, and support for the reforms of King Habibullah I.

Greece: Due to the recent defeat in the Turkish War of 1897, the Greek economy is still damaged. As Greece is now receiving small subsidies from the United Kingdom, the economy and infrastructure are improving at a faster rate. Despite the recent loss of territory to the Turks, Greek morale and nationalism are at its heights. With the people and government supporting the Megali Idea, Greeks wish to 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. With the alliance, trade agreement, and subsidies from the United Kingdom, King George thanks King Edward VII for his generousness, and sends a small gift to the royal family. He is also grateful for the new alliance with Romania. Trying to improve relations in Europe, King George also offers an alliance and trade agreement with the nation of France, and also asks for small subsidies to support Greek infrastructure and economy. To express their hatred to the Turks, the government officially embargoes the Ottomans. King George I of Greece turns thirty-nine. Infrastructure, economy, and military are increased/improved.

  • France to Greece Response:
  • Romania Dip: We will not ally with the Ottomans and wish to be allied with you. We accept.

British Raj:The Pro-Independent movement continues to gain momentum as pro-independent leader Gopal Krishna Gokhale holds his seat on the Bombay Legislative Council. Many pro-independence citizens of British Raj protest by proclaiming a vow of poverty, working alongside untouchables as they try to end the mistreatment of those in the lower castes of British India. Men such as Bal Gangadhar Tilak become heroes to the general populace of British Raj. By this time, Raj's government is composed entirely of Indian men. However, the Islamic population of India feels that they are under-represented and treated as second-class citizens. Tensions between Hindus and Muslims rise in India. The economy expands in British Raj as trade from all over the Indian sea flows into British Raj. With the end of the Boxer Rebellion, India looks forward to increased trade potential from China.

  • The UK begins to consider home rule in India. It is brought in parliament sort of. (It'll happen soonish.)

Brazil: The country is swept in a wave of revolutionary fervor, with the protest movements being unified under a single banner over the summer. Known as the Movimento Popular para A Prosperidade (MPP), the movement has unified the protests across Brazil's major cities and has even moved inland toward Minas Gerais and major Amazonian cities like Manaus. Aecio Neves, now recognized as the head organiser of the movement, has rallied his fellow protest leaders across the country to demand the resignation of President Campos Sales and his despised government. The civil disobedience and mass demonstrations against the government begin to worry the President, who just this year in January had laughed off the demonstrations at a cabinet meeting. Meanwhile, the heads of the Brazilian armed forces place pressure on the President to resign and have someone else fix the domestic situation in the country. Withstanding the pressure, President Campos Sales meets with protest leader Aecio Neves. The meeting, however, falters and Aecio Neves walks out of the meeting; he skillfully uses his influence amongst the common people to portray the president as an unreasonable man willing to let the country suffer rather than hand it over to people who will govern effectively. In November, the protesters surround and storm government buildings in Rio de Janeiro (at the time, the Brazilian capital); the president flees the capital and the military declares that the president has been removed from office. The military suspends the constitution and installs former VP Rosa Silva to run an interim government until free elections are held in May of 1902. MPP celebrates the end of the Campos Sales administration, but implores the Brazilian people to not stop fighting yet as a close associate of Campos Sales (his VP) runs the nation in the interim. In December, a month after the ousting of Campos Sales, the Independent Electoral Commission of Brazil receives three major candidate papers: Francisco Alves of the Brazilian Conservative Party; Rosa Silva, the current interim president of Brazil running as an independent; and Aecio Neves, head of the protest movement that ousted former president Campos Sales running under the banner of his movement-turned party, the MPP. Interim President Silva pushes for army and naval tech research.

Kingdom of Bavaria: The First Minister continues working to gain traction to enthrone Prince-Regent Luitpold in the place of his insane nephew Otto. The entire nation is overjoyed as the news comes through of the defeat of the Boxer heathens in China. The exploits of the small Bavarian section in the German contingent are highly praised, the Luitpold plans to award the leader with the Military Order of Max Joseph. A parliamentary committee is established to make a long-term plan for the Bavarian economy, military and society.

Romania: Karl Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen asks Serbia, France and the UK for an alliance. 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 ships. The military continues to uses a new tactic called trench warfare to train our troops in new ways. We accept the Greeks offer for alliance.

Russian Empire: Continues to improve our economy and build up our military. In the last six months after the speech of Czar Nicholas II of Russia, over 30 million Russians are now slowly becoming better at earning money for work in factories and the goal is Russia to becomes most powerful and richest country along with Great Britain, France and Germany. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in Russia.

  • Dutch Dip: We offer a trade agreement.

Belgium: We retain our neutrality. We offer a trade deal to UK, France and US. We start influencing Luxembourg (Turn One of Three)

Netherlands: Offer an alliance to Great Britain. We dedicated our turn on the economy and debate about the status of the Dutch colonial empire, the Dutch East Indies Act is the first to be discussed with the nationalist and the conservative absolutely against it. The navy continues to be modernized and we start to develop a dreadnought to stay a small naval power.

  • Dutch East Indies: Continue to exploit the vast resource of rubber and oil among many others. A few native militia are formed with loyal Indonesians and a few patrol boats are build.
  • Suriname: Develop the economy and create a few villages deeper in the lands.
  • Dutch Antilles: Develop the economy.

Kingdom of Serbia: The military of Serbia is expanded this year. Following many people's disappointment that we do not have a coast we decide to launch an invasion on Montenegro (Posted for IP)

  • Too early to spark the world war.
  • Ehh. Serbia actually did this, just ten years later, in 1912. Didn't spark WWI - that was more the A-H invasion of Bosnia and the subsequent assassination of Archduke Ferdie. Anyway, bit too soon - cool off for five to ten years, and don't expect German help if Toby gets pissed.

Mexico: Mexico continues some economic improvement particularly in its industry, and oil sectors looking to grow the sectors beyond their current capacities and into eventual major producers. Diaz continues to play off many people against each other but obvious unrest begins to develop. Many people look to depose Diaz in secret and a small but disunited group forms to gain support and oppose Diaz. The Mexican military continues to look toward naval expansion with predicted expansion to take place within the next decade. In a closed doors meeting Diaz speaks with his generals and some of his closest friends but is nearly poisoned. The perpetrator remains unknown But Diaz has begun too become much more paranoid with nearly everyone even considering having some of his generals killed in secret over the act. However, with better judgment, he avoids this and instead withdraws heavily from the public eye, this attempt on his life taking a real toll on his mental state. The Mexican government begins requesting further investment into the country looking to increase foreign stake in Mexico and in order to employ people in a few more well paying industries. Many Mexican economists do not see anyone really truly investing into Mexico but it could happen. The Mexican unrest begins to show up more from 20 years of Rule under Diaz.

Ottoman Empire: The Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II sends a request to Germany asking them to help modernize our military. Due to the Anti-Ottoman sentiment and the idea of annexing Greek majority vilayets being express by Greece, Abdul Hamid II orders 15,000 soldiers to be sent to the vilayets of Manastir, Salonica, and Janina.

Austria-Hungary: Continues with the reforms, continues trading with allies. the military continues to grow, and in ports the shipbuilding industry grows with the realization that to be a power you need a navy.

Nicaragua: Due to the "banana republic" economy of Nicaragua the government decides to contact the government of the United States of America in order to discuss US funding of a potential Nicaraguan canal that would connected the Atlantic and the Pacific. Another idea to improve the economy is the increase of hectarage of bananas and sugarcane as well as cotton. However, the project of de-centralization also begins in order to make all parts of Nicaragua equal as well as assure that the disasters of Managua (earthquakes etc.) do not affect the infrastructure. A trade agreement is also offered to Costa Rica to improve relations. Mexico's offer is accepted.

Sweden-Norway: We increase military and issues a couple of reforms. The port of Stockholm is improved.

Monaco Monte Carlo casino expands. Bank of Saint Roman is created. The Monégasque Franc is becoming more stable, thus becoming more attractive to invest in. 'Nuff said. Oct is Awesome. Not even in your dreams, LOL. Saturn (Talk/Blog) 21:54, October 21, 2014 (UTC)

France: The Liberals and opportunities continue to maintain control of the government as a 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 begins (outline, not the actual ship yet)

  • 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 noire 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 continue 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 continue.

Korean Empire: We continue Democratization and work toward industrialization. Our economy gets a huge influx of foreign investment, following the announcement of the democratization, thus sparking the Miracle on the Han River. We establish our Congress with a unicameral system and 130 seats, ten for each region. During the first election to Congress of 1901 on August 4th, 37% of the seats go to the Republic Party, 25% go to the Reform Party, 18% go to the Turtle Party and the other 20% go to small, irrelevant Parties. The Congress right away begins to write the Constitution for the Republic and announce that the election for President and Prime Minister will occur on the 4th of next year. We send ambassadors and their delegations to Washington DC, Paris, London, Moscow, Copenhagen, Stockholm, San Francisco, and Istanbul.

  • Germany cordially invites a Korean ambassador to Koln.

United States: The United States continues to expand its economy as well as its political and economic influence. Plantations in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and the Philippines generate a healthy profit for American investors, and the victory in China also opens up the Chinese market to American trade. Military forces in the Philippines continue to bring the fight against the Filipino rebels, and the recent massacre of 44 American military personnel only stiffens American resolve. In political news, President McKinley is assassinated by a radical anarchist. Vice-president Theodore Roosevelt takes control of the presidency and continues most of his predecessor's policies will also adding in several of his own, namely expanding the national parks program as well as trust busting the more successful and overly influential monopolies that are scattered across the country. American influence begins to take on a different tone under the Roosevelt presidency.

  • Cuba: The protectorate continues to centralize its authority and lay the groundwork for an independent state. With the Roosevelt presidency, there are fresh concerns amongst the American population about the potential future of the island and its promised independence. The growing uncertainty is so far held in check by the law passed by Congress nearly five years ago assuring Cuba its independence and protecting it from outright annexation. Until independence is secure, however, neither side knows how it will turn out.
  • Hong Kong:  Combined with the reports of British concentration camps, the independence movement of the British Raj, and the collapse of the Qing Empire, there are riots in the city, mainly those of Chinese ethnicity. These are put down swiftly, however, and we prove our effectiveness as a colony. The majority of our people, however, seek autonomy and want to become a Dominion of the British Empire, instead of a mere colony. We also wish to dominate the Pearl River delta, thus once again request permission from Great Britain to influence the city of Guangzhou and we continue to develop our port economy and research the Battle ship.  
    • ​UK says OK.

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.

  • 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.

Spain: Economy is improved.

Germany: accepts the Ottoman request, sending over three regiments to Constantinople purposes for training reasons. The nation begins pouring resources into Dreadnought class ships and Modern Battleships. Simultaneously, the great shipyards begin to respond to the French arms race, pumping out cruisers and destroyers, as well as a few battleships and the odd battlecruiser, at the rate of around one ship per week (in all the shipyards in the nation, not per shipyard, LOL). In the meantime, however, the economy grows, with iron and steel production increasing, and the banking market taking leaps and bounds. Daimler-Benz, the largest car company in the world, continues to make a cheaper model of car for the upper middle class. The army begins training drills in the lands around Aachen, including parts of Alsace-Lorraine, as a deliberate sabre-rattling against the French. The military production of the Danish ships continues, with German and Danish ships performing maneuvers in Jutland Bay. Meanwhile, following the death of his eldest son, Wilhelm spirals into depression, not appearing much in public. The Swiss trading treaty is accepted.

Italy: The shipyards continue to be built and the first new capital ships are being built in them. Military, navy, economy, and infrastructure are built up, and colonial growth and population continues.

United Kingdom: The United Kingdom continues to do stuff. The first sub in the Royal Navy is launched, Holland 1. The vacuum cleaner is patented. Other things happen. The economy continues to grow and the military expands, especially the Royal Navy. New infrastructure is built in Wales and Ireland primarily.

  • Hong Kong:  Combined with the reports of British concentration camps, the independence movement of the British Raj, and the collapse of the Qing Empire, there are riots in the city, mainly those of Chinese ethnicity. These are put down swiftly, however, and we prove our effectiveness as a colony. The majority of our people, however, seek autonomy and want to become a Dominion of the British Empire, instead of a mere colony. We also wish to dominate the Pearl River delta, thus  we continue to develop our port economy and research the Modern Battle ship.  
    • Hong Kong Dip: We politely request that the United Kingdom grants us more autonomy by allowing us to influence the city of Guangzhou. The city is in anarchy and we believe that we can restore it to its former greatness, and make it even greater. We believe that we are qualified for doing this because we are the most stable city in China.
  • Already said OK. Also, I'm not sure how many people exactly care about concentration camps especially since the government is white people.
  • Thanks. Also, people will pretty much use anything as an excuse to revolt/riot, even though they don't actually care about an issue. 
  • Would you prefer that you play Hong Kong directly or would you prefer me to continue playing as Hong Kong?

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.

1902.0

Mod Events:

  1. Venezuela refuses to pay its debts to Britain, Italy, and Germany, creating the Venezuelan Crisis
  2. The Boers win their last victory over the British army, with the capture of a British general and 200 men.
  3. A fire ravages Jersey city.
  4. Mount Pelee in Martinique erupts, with 30,000 dead.
  5. The first Aswan Dam is completed along the Nile.

Bulgaria: iron and coal mining increases, as does steel production in preparation for the construction of modern naval vessels. Diplomats, unbeknownst to the Ottomans, are sent to Austria-Hungary and Germany, to begin looking for assistance for breaking free from the Ottoman sphere of influence.

Qing Empire: With the signing of the Boxer Protocol, by Emperor Guangxi and Empress Dowager Cixi; riots erupted in the cities. The Chinese people refused to accept the dreaded terms agreed upon in the Treaty as it hurt the pride of China. Fearing the loss of power, Empress Dowager Cixi initiated the dynasty's era of 'New Policy' but this had little effect on what was the rapid disintegration of the Qing Empire. An assassination attempt on Emperor Guangxi failed, which led to a major crackdown upon the rebels. Many groups started to rise, calling for the Qing to develop China and to follow the Japanese example, but these groups did not go as far as denouncing the Qing Empire itself. Meanwhile, the tax rate was increased in order to annually repay 450 million tales at the interest of 4% to the victorious nations for 39 years. This meant that the public image of the Qing suffered terribly. Moreover, the Chinese nationalist groups rejected the deployment of foreign troops in Beijing. Soon however, Yuan Shikai and his military crushed down the rebels which brought stability back to the state. This action led to the Empress promoting Yuan Shikai

  • Qing - British Diplomacy: The British diplomat at Beijing is immediately contacted to restrain the colony of Hong Kong from its imperialistic desire to acquire Guangzhou.
  • UK: How may we be of service?

Denmark: This turn in Denmark and its possessions is officially dedicated to military expansion. Construction of the nation’s defensive network continues, with newly created railroad lines streamlining production. A number of artillery emplacements are created in the south to guard major fortifications, using indirect fire artillery. The military tests a prototype for railroad artillery, noticing that twelve-inch guns being shipped to the south could be mobilized faster if installed into railroad cars directly. (The rules say these cannot be built until 1917, but at the same time devices like this already existed at the start.) Training of the army and Home Guard continues, and by the end of the year another 50,000 men are to be trained as a reserve force. In Greenland industry in the town of Ivittuut is increased, to begin large-scale extraction of cryolite, an important agent in modern aluminum extraction. Since Ivittuut remains one of the only sites in the world in which cryolite can be extracted, the Danish government seeks to exploit the resource for high profits in Europe and elsewhere. A large dock is constructed to facilitate shipments of ore from Greenland, increasing exports to Denmark. A special volunteer brigade of the Home Guard is established on Greenland, seeking 1000 men to serve in a local force, and a small training camp is established near Nuuk. A second brigade is formed in the Faroe Islands, with a training camp being established in Tórshavn, while in Iceland two brigades are formed. Together this force is designated as the Danish Colonial Regiment of the Home Guard, with its headquarters in Reykjavík. Small shipyards begin construction in Reykjavík and Tórshavn, with the intention of forming areas capable of constructing small ships for colonial use. In Aalborg, Svendborg, and Copenhagen construction of Dannebrog-class ships is underway, with the HDMS Dannebrog, Volmerslaget, and Orlogsflag being laid down. We thank the German Empire for their generous assistance in expanding our navy, and begin working alongside German and Italian naval officers to conduct naval exercises and design new weaponry. To further continue amplify production of domestically produced ships, another shipyard in Copenhagen begins construction, which will produce four destroyers of the Ragnarök-class within the next year; the HDMS Ragnarök, Bornholm, Surtr, and Vafþrúðnismál. Two shipyards in Odense, as well one in Esbjerg also begin construction. The HDMS Korstog, Østersøen, Thyra, Danevirke, and Slien, of the Dannebrog-class, begin construction in Germany, as do the HDMS Gamleborg, Lilleborg, Bergbúa, Götterdämmerung, Gjallarhorn, Yggdrasil, Jörmungandr, and Hammershus of the Ragnarök-class. Two prototype protected cruisers, now known as the Viking-class, begin construction in Italy, named the HDMS Viking and Væringjar. Additionally three Viking-class ships begin production in Italy for the Italian government, while four more Viking-class cruisers are planned, the first two named the HDMS Snaefell and Jelling.

Japan: Japan continues to build up its military. Some new ports are established, and some ships are built.

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.

Brazil: Protesters remain in their places to ensure government compliance with the terms set out by the military following the ousting of President Campos Sales. Elections are held in May, as promised by the interim government. Aecio Neves (MPP), Francisco Alves (Conservative), and Rosa Silva (interim president and independent candidate) finish their campaigns before the elections on May 5th. Aecio Neves, leader of the Movimento Popular para a Prosperidade (MPP) and face of the protests that saw former president Campos Sales ousted is popularly elected President of the Brazilian Republic with about 59% of the vote, with Alves finishing at a distant 26% and interim president Rosa Silva receiving 15% of the vote. President Aecio Neves is inaugurated in June, jubilant celebrations take place throughout Brazil with the population seeing Neves as a champion of those disadvantaged by the elites in Brazil. He declares the end of what he calls "the Old Republic" marked by the past four presidents. From now on, Brazil will take a different path. President Neves will institute far-reaching reforms and introduce them to Congress in the fall. He plans to change Brazil's economic model and current industry. He encourages the accelaration of Brazilian industry by raising tariffs to protect Brazil's fledgling industries but is careful to let companies know the high quality standards of the government. He meets with other South American leaders to discuss the formation of a multi-national Latin American Confederation, a system of alliances and coordinated economic activity to promote growth in the region. President Neves continues to encourage naval and army tech research.

Switzerland: Economy and military are grown and we build more farms in hope that our country can become self sufficiant. We seek trade with any nation at this point. We continue to create more defencive bases and secret military zones which will aid in case of an invasion and we look into researching quick military tactics and we hope that our schooling advances further. We want to become isolated from European economics so that we do not relly on other economies.

Kingdom of Serbia: We improve our military.

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 ships. The military continues to uses a new tactic called trench warfare to train our troops in new ways.

Russian Empire: Continues to improve our economy and build up our military. Its has one year ago after the speech of Czar Nicholas II of Russia, over 40 million Russians now slowly to becoming better for earning money for work in factories and its goal is Russia to becomes most powerful and richest country along with Great Britain, France and Germany. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in Russia. To see people in other ethnic-less nations such as Finland and Poland ties to start revolutions, Russia orders to build new or upgrade schools, with Finnish as their first language in Finland and Polish in Poland. Russian becomes their second language at schools in both Finland and Poland. The first multi-language schools are opened in both capital cities Helsinki and Warsaw.

Mexico: Mexico continues some economic improvement particularly in its industry, and oil sectors looking to grow the sectors beyond their current capacities and into eventual major producers. Diaz continues to play off many people against each other but obvious unrest begins to develop. The Mexican military continues to look toward naval expansion with predicted expansion to take place within the next decade. Diaz continues to grow paranoid with perceived weakness being taken to extremes with some shots being fired on his residency in the capital. Diaz cracks under the pressure and has these people arrested, but killed in secret. Unrest under Diaz and his continually shaking policies as well as failing mental health being no secret, continues to rise with coalitions developing in the government in secret as well as with radicals. This shows a real lack of grip from the Diaz regime and this begins to kick off a few radical elements as well who recruit just a bit more openly but not enough to garner suspicion from the military or regime. Diaz while looking to retire finds no available successor to endorse which forces him to tighten his grip on power. Politicians in Secret form some coalitions in an attempt to prepare for Diaz and his fall from power. The various developing sides are the Constitutionalists (a party hell bent on introducing a new constution and limiting presidential term power) Federalistas (Those who insisting on more limited central government and more for states rights) The Democratic Reactionaries (a Leftist party more promoting social reforms) and then various radicalists

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.

Siam: Agrarian reform continues, with land being redistributed to former peasants, increasing equality in the nation. Landowners are compensated (to some degree) for their losses. As a result, per capita wealth increases, as does tax revenue. Rice production rises, and farmers are pleased by the reforms; the National Agrarian Party government enjoys high popularity, except among the upper classes. The military is expanded, with radio research continuing, and the army continues to rearm with modern weapons. The government gradually begins to implement compulsory military service by creating a militia, expanding the prospective pool of recruits for the army, which grows to 60,000. Conscription is also passed in the new, agrarian-dominated parliament, but many question the government's ability to acutally put it into practice. The leader of the party is shot dead in the streets by a conservative individual this year, so Udom Srisawayan, his more dynamic second in command, becomes Chairman and Prime Minister.

Sweden-Norway: Sweden-Norway continues to build up its military. Some new ports are established, and some ships are built. We start to improve military again and support old Empire nationalism.

Monaco: Bank of Saint Roman expands. The Monégasque Franc is becoming more stable, thus becoming more attractive to invest in. Work begins on a wharf. 'Nuff Said. Oct is awesome.

  • Next time, you lose the whole post.

Korean Transitional Government: We continue to work into the Democratization. The position of Democracy Czar is established, with Kim Geun-Hye being elected in. Our economy rapidly grows while continuing the Miracle on the Han River. Our nation continues the modernization. Our military rapidly grows. We construct new Dreadnoughts and Destroyers. We work on Airplanes, and Battleships. We continue to build railroads with the Choson Railway Corp continuing and our Hanguk Telecom Company researches more into communications. We build more telegraphs. We work on United States, France, Germany, UK, and Denmark relations and found the Koln Embassy. We send more staff to improve relation in San Francisco, London, Copenhagen, Berlin, Washington DC, Paris, and Atlanta.

Germany: Continues its militaristic development. With a strange lack of complaints emanating from London about the new buildup, the government decides to pour resources into the navy, with now over 40 ships slated to enter the navy by 1910, including seven Battleships. Research continues into the Modern Battleship and Dreadnought. The Danish Dannebrog ships continue to be built on schedule, with the first batch of six to be completed in 1906, and all seven Ragnarok class Destroyers to be completed in 1905. More of the new Wilhelm class battlecruisers are put into production, with the first one to be finished next year. The military continues drills in Alsace Lorraine, and also continues to train Ottoman troops in their war against the Empire of Nejd. Iron and Steel production breaks records, with the extra resources being exported to Austria-Hungary and the Ottomans, as well as Denmark. We establish a minor outpost in Seoul. The banking sector takes a hit as housing prices plunge in the third quarter of the fiscal year, but mostly, the financial sector continues to grow. The Kaiser, however, grows more and more introverted, no longer straying off the family's palace, still grieving the death of his son two years ago. As a result, the Venezuelan crisis is dropped right into the hands of the Conservative majority Reichstag, who decide that defaulting on debt is an act of war, and mobilize the army to invade.

United States: The United States continues to grow economically, even as president Roosevelt pursues a policy of trustbusting against major corporations. The American military continues to bring the fight against Filipino insurgents in the Philippines. In the Caribbean, the default of the Venezuelan government starts a crisis. The U.S. Navy is readied and more of the fleet is sent to Guantanoamo in order to be ready in case the great powers of Europe plan anything. Roosevelt re-inforces the Monroe Doctrine with is Roosevelt Corrallry, and declares that the United States will do all in its power to prevent war and the resolution of the issue in a peaceful and satisfactory manner.

  • Cuba: Although Cuba was planned to become independent as of this year, the increasing uncertainty caused in the region have persuaded American and Cuban officials to postpone independence until the security of Cuba is clear and firm. As a result, the provisional government continues operation. In the meantime, American investors continue to purchase Cuban land and create tobacco and sugar cane plantations.
  • Ahh, shit. Don't tell me WWI starts over THIS?
  • Actually, if you read up on events like these, you would know that Roosevelt forced the Germans to back down by sending a much larger American fleet into the area with the threat of war if the Germans were to land on the Venezuelan coast.AP (talk)
  • ... WAR IT IS! (This brilliant idea brought to you from the Guns Fund for Poor Decision Making)
  • UK will not be involved in a war but will wage quasi-war, that being blockading and economic sanctions?
  • +4 on the algo. Fine by me.

France: The Liberals and opportunities continue to maintain control of the government as a 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 begins (outline, not the actual ship yet). France declares neutrality in the current Venezuelan crisis. However, France offers to mediate a compromise. 

  • 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 noire 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 develop of the African colonies continue 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 continue.
  • Siamese Diplomacy: Siam offers to trade wealthy eastern Cambodia for a small strip of poor, mountainous northern Laos, in order to secure several Buddhist temples (and a border with China). 

Greece: Due to the recent defeat in the Turkish War of 1897, the Greek economy is still damaged. As Greece is now receiving small subsidies from the United Kingdom, the economy and infrastructure are improving at a faster rate. Despite the recent loss of territory to the Turks, Greek morale and nationalism are at its heights. With the people and government supporting the Megali Idea, Greeks wish to 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. With the alliance, trade agreement, and subsidies from the United Kingdom, King George thanks King Edward VII for his generousness, and sends a small gift to the royal family. He is also grateful for the new alliance with Romania. Trying to improve relations in Europe, King George also offers an alliance and trade agreement with the nation of France and United States, and also asks for small subsidies to support Greek infrastructure and economy. To express their hatred to the Turks, the government officially embargoes the Ottomans. Trade agreements are offered to Montenegro and Bulgaria. Although the economy is not good enough to support them, King George wishes Nejd luck in the war with the Ottomans. In military terms, the King orders for the majority of the troops in Greece to move toward the border. This is due to the movement of Ottoman troops. King George I of Greece turns forty. Infrastructure, economy, and military are increased/improved.

  • France to Greece Response:
  • United States to Greece Response:
  • Bulgaria to Greece Response:
  • Montenegro to Greece Response (Full Moderator Needed):

Australia: We begin to look into developing an effective industrial basis, as well as agriculture to support the local population. A preliminary census shows there are 3,824,000 citizens in the commonwealth. A military, called the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces is formed. It consists of the Australian Army, consisting of 29,000 soldiers, Royal Australian Navy, consisting of several boats and ships. The government is mostly independent of the British Empire, and begins to look to counter influence from the German Empire, and the Japanese.

Kingdom of Bavaria: The Landtag votes to pass the "Special Succession Bill", which deposes the insane King Otto and places his uncle, Prince-Regent Luitpold on the throne. The official handover is on Luitpold's 81st birthday. Luitpold, finally the de jure king after decades of de facto power, holds an immense celebration for the occaision. In other news, the Royal Bavarian Army agrees to send a small contingent to assist the Imperial force. Many of the soldiers in the contingent had previously served in China.


United Kingdom: The UK begins to contemplate thinking about taking action against Venezuela but wishes to avoid conflict against the United States. The UK approaches Japan with an offer of alliance. King Edward is coronated. The UK wins the Boer War. Also the Navy continues to be built up, and the economy declines a bit due to the debt crisis.

  • Hong Kong:    We continue to develop our port economy and research the Modern Battle ship. 
  • Japan Diplomacy: Japan accepts the British offer of alliance.

Ottoman Empire: The Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II thanks Germany for training our army and for the exported resources. Abdul Hamid II orders the military to be built up and infrastructure to be improved.

Italy: The shipyards continue to be built and the first new capital ships are being built in them. Military, navy, economy, and infrastructure are built up, and colonial growth and population continues.

British Raj: The Indian National Congress continues to push for home rule in India. While extremists such as Bal Gangadgar Tilak pushed for total independence, the hot issue in India is home rule. The Hindus in India wish for home rule while Muslims believe that the situation is currently acceptable in India and no change is necessary. Tensions between Hindus and Muslims rise as idealogical differences divide the two people. In August of this year, the INC votes for its say in Indian home rule. The result is an almost overwhelming 'yes'. In the meantime, the Indian Army is expanded and updated with new weapons. The United Provinces of Agra and Oudh are created.

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.


  • 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.

1902.5

Mod Events:

  1. The first teddy bear is made in the United States. 
  2. Mount Pelee erupts again, killing a thousand. 

Greece: Due to the recent defeat in the Turkish War of 1897, the Greek economy is still damaged. As Greece is now receiving small subsidies from the United Kingdom, the economy and infrastructure are improving at a faster rate. Despite the recent loss of territory to the Turks, Greek morale and nationalism are at its heights. With the people and government supporting the Megali Idea, Greeks wish to 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. With the alliance, trade agreement, and subsidies from the United Kingdom, King George thanks King Edward VII for his generousness, and sends a small gift to the royal family. He is also grateful for the new alliance with Romania. Trying to improve relations in Europe, King George also offers an alliance and trade agreement with the nation of France and United States, and also asks for small subsidies to support Greek infrastructure and economy. To express their hatred to the Turks, the government officially embargoes the Ottomans. Trade agreements are offered to Montenegro and Bulgaria. Although the economy is not good enough to support them, King George wishes Nejd luck in the war with the Ottomans. In military terms, the King orders for the majority of the troops in Greece to move toward the border. This is due to the movement of Ottoman troops. King George I of Greece turns forty. Infrastructure, economy, and military are increased/improved.

  • France to Greece Response:
  • United States to Greece Response:
  • Bulgaria to Greece Response:
  • Montenegro to Greece Response (Full Moderator Needed):

Republic of Korea: We establish the Republic on August 4th and host open elections on the 22nd. The people landslide elect Kim Geung-Hye, Leader of the Democratization and a heavy industrialist. We also vote for the members of Congress. The Prime Minister post is also established with a position similar to Vice-President of the US. We continue massive economic development and industrialization. We expect to be fully modernized by 1905 thanks to the tons of investment in Korea. We also ask the United States and France for research pacts believing that our native Korean technologies, which are quite advanced, will help the US and France in exchange for more help with western technology. HTC continues rapid connection of telegraph to every region, expected to be finished in January 1903. The CRC will finish connecting all major cities by rail by March 1903. We also continue military growth, and begin to work on our first Dreadnoughts with the help of American and Dutch Engineers. The ROKN Yi Sun-Sin class Dreadnought is expected to be first put into the water in July of 1903.

  • Although your nation, i s, industrializing/westernizing quickly, I don't believe it would be fully modernized just five years after your emperor declared Democratization reforms. Imperial Korea was a great time in Korean history, but as recently as 1898 there was the 2nd Japanese Invasion of Korea that had nasty effects. If a mod feels like this cross-out for implausibility is invalid, feel free to remove it. - Nic
  • I think you need a touch of reality here. Korea cannot possibly modernize and industrialize right now especially since you were recently ravaged by war and are still largely agrarian. Be realistic. 
    • Not recently as Mscoree said^
  • The second invasion of Korea was in 1598, not 1898. Quite a while away. - Mscoree
  • Sorry about that, I was reading Korean history and I probably got confused. Anyway, I think it is still implausible for a nation to westernize in five years. - Nic
  • Second invasion was in 1598. We are industrializing quickly, and is 1922 a reasonable time for modernity? -Lel

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 towns are established.

Sweden-Norway: We continue to build up its military. Some new ports are established, and some ships are built. Infrastructure is improved. We start to place even more troops near the border with Russia following minor tensions.

Netherlands: The parliament vote to give the Dutch East Indies more autonomy, allowing loyal notices to take more responsibility. We offer a trade agreement to Japan. We declare our neutrality in the Venezuelan crisis. The first dreaghnaut is complete and we commission five more for a period of six years. We develop our American colonies and partially mobilize our force in the region in case that the conflict reach our colonies.

  • Japan Diplomacy: Japan accepts the Dutch trade agreement offer.

Dutch East Indies The economy continue to be develop and some Indonesians are happy that they gain more right, however, some resistance continue to exist. Some patrol boats and military bases are establish to increase our control and the security.

Kingdom of Spain: The economy/military is improved, still recovering from the Spanish-American war. Alfonso XIII starts to see his popularity drop amount the populace, but has no worries due to to his power and influence among loyalists. Because of the loss of colonial possessions to the Americans, troops begin to move to Western Sahara and Spanish Guinea. Former military members also move to these to start up more simple lives then their old comparison. A couple warships, are started on construction, and plan to be finished by the end of the year. New trade agreements are send out to France to stabilize our long term relationship.

  • Spanish Guinea: Economy is improved.
  • Western Sahara: Economy is improved.

Australia: We continue to work on agriculture using irrigation and dams. The economy improves. In Canberra, a new capital building is planned for construction. The army begins to modernize to keep up. The navy purchases the SS Alacrity and converts it into a minesweeping and patrol vessel. The government begins to modernize ports around the nation to handle larger ships with ease. In Tasmania, a Tasmanian Devil is seen and some attempts are made at capturing one. We begin to lay rail lines across the nation, with a goal to have them complete by 1910, and begin to build telegraph lines between major settlements on the west coast. The east coast is covered. Later ideas are to connect the east lines and west lines with a transnational system.

Russian Empire: Continues to improve our economy and build up our military. Its has been one year and six months ago after the speech of Czar Nicholas II of Russia, over 50 million Russians now slowly to becoming better for earning money for work in factories and its goal is Russia to becomes most powerful and richest country along with Great Britain, France and Germany. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in Russia. An Russian automobile manufacturer Tvevopel is founded by Vladimir and Ivan Tvevopesk and its first car called Peteria-1 begins to be built, meaning that its first Russian produced car on earth, taking four months to complete. On 12 November, the first car in Russia is showed at Moscow. Thanks to brothers Tvevopesk, Tvevopel begins an economic boom for making thousands of cars and begins to sell it in Russia. On 29 December, Peteria-1 viewed it for Russian emperor by brothers Tvevopesk, making Peteria-1 it as Russia's national car in ten years. Some multi-language schools now opened at second largest cities in Turku, Finland and Kraków in Poland.

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 ships. The military continues to uses a new tactic called trench warfare to train our troops in new ways.

Emirate of Afghanistan: Habibullah Khan, Abdur Rahman Khan's eldest son and child of a slave mother, takes the throne by virtue of support from the army which was created by his father. Habibullah however, has turned out to not be as domineering as his father. Due to the agreements from the previous Anglo-Afghan War, the foreign policies of Afghanistan are still firmly in British hands. However, Afghanistan is still moderately independent, and fully independent domestically, and this has allowed for King Habibullah I to begin his reign as a secular reformer, beginning with repealing the harshest of criminal penalties for minor infractions that still existed in Afghanistan. With approval from King Habiullah I, Mahmud Tarzi, a highly educated, well-traveled poet and journalists, founds an Afghan nationalist newspaper. Currently, the newspaper eloquently espouses for full Afghan independence, and support for the reforms of King Habibullah I.

Belgium: We retain our neutrality. We continue influencing Luxembourg(2 of 3). We improve the military and economy. We begin attempting to spread the Flemish culture into Wallonia, even if this means removing the French culture there.

  • Congo: We improve the military and economy.

Mexico: Mexico continues some economic improvement particularly in its industry, and oil sectors looking to grow the sectors beyond their current capacities and into eventual major producers. Diaz continues to play off many people against each other but obvious unrest begins to develop. The Mexican military continues to look toward naval expansion with predicted expansion to take place within the next decade. Diaz continues to grow paranoid with perceived weakness being taken to extremes with some shots being fired on his residency in the capital. Diaz cracks under the pressure and has these people arrested, but killed in secret. Unrest under Diaz and his continually shaking policies as well as failing mental health being no secret, continues to rise with coalitions developing in the government in secret as well as with radicals. This shows a real lack of grip from the Diaz regime and this begins to kick off a few radical elements as well who recruit just a bit more openly but not enough to garner suspicion from the military or regime. Diaz while looking to retire finds no available successor to endorse which forces him to tighten his grip on power. Politicians in Secret form some coalitions in an attempt to prepare for Diaz and his fall from power. The various developing sides are the Constitutionalists (a party hell bent on introducing a new constution and limiting presidential term power) Federalistas (Those who insisting on more limited central government and more for states rights) The Democratic Reactionaries (a Leftist party more promoting social reforms) and then various radicalists

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.

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.


  • 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.

Denmark: This turn in Denmark and its possessions is officially dedicated to economic expansion. Production of ships continues. Three more shipyards have been completed, making the total number of major shipyards in the nation to seven. With capital ships under construction, with help from the German Empire, we turn our attention toward creating other types of ships to protect our fleet. Work begins on Denmark’s first class of submarines. Known as the Ægir-class, the new line of submarines will be sixty-four meters in length, with a displacement of 952 short tons while submerged. The Ægir-class submarines will be powered by two six-cylinder two stroke diesel motors and two double motordynamos, reaching a speed of about 16.7 knots while surfaced and 10.3 knots while submerged. Research is completed in developing a naval gun based on the German 8.8 cm SK L/30 naval gun, named the 88 mm Hurtigkanon, which will be used in future submarines. Each Ægir-class ship will be armed with four fifty-centimeter torpedo tubes as well as a Hurtigkanon. Sensing the rapid expansion of other European nations’ navies, and not wishing to be left behind technologically, the number of Dannebrog-class battleships is cut down in favor of a design. A singular ship begins production, known as the HDMS Stjernebillede, which will serve as one of Europe’s most technologically advanced ships. Measuring about 160 meters in length, with a displacement of 18,120 long tons on a normal load, the HDMS Stjernebillede will be powered by eighteen water-tube boilers and direct-drive steam turbines, reaching a speed of about twenty-one knots. This new ship will be armed with five twin twelve-inch guns, twenty-seven newly developed Hurtigkanons, and five eighteen-inch torpedo tubes. The HDMS Stjernebillede will be protected by four to eleven inches of armor at the belt, as well as thicker sections of armor near vital components and gun turrets. Monaco: Bank of Saint Roman expands. The Monégasque Franc is becoming more stable, thus becoming more attractive to invest in. Land reclamation begins at full force.

Kingdom of Bavaria: The contingent to assist the Imperial force in Venezuela is completely ready, and joins the Imperial forces. King Luitpold invests money in improving Munich's tram system.

United States: The United States continues to grow economically, even as president Roosevelt pursues a policy of trustbusting against major corporations. The American military continues to bring the fight against Filopino insurgents in the Philippines. In the Caribbean, the default of the Venezuelan government starts a crisis. The U.S. Navy is readied and more of the fleet is sent to Guantanamo in order to be ready in case the great powers of Europe plan anything. Roosevelt re-inforces the Monroe Doctrine with is Roosevelt Corrallry, and declares that the United States will do all in its power to prevent war and the resolution of the issue in a peaceful and satisfactory manner. The United States insists that Germany and other great powers of Europe will back down. The United States will not oppose a blockade of Venezuela and will pressure Venezuela to pay its debts accordingly, but will not tolerate a single foreign troop on Venezualan soil. More ships are moved to the Caribbean, and troops are sent to Puerto Rico and Cuba as staging grounds in case the worst should happen. 


  • Cuba: Although Cuba was planned to become independent as of this year, the increasing uncertainty caused in the region have persuaded American and Cuban officials to postpone independence until the security of Cuba is clear and firm. As a result, the provisional government continues operation. In the meanwhile, American investors continue to purchase Cuban land and create tobacco and sugarcane plantations.

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, which grows to 70,000 this year. The infrastructure for conscription is now largly in place, and radio research continues. A cruiser is built this year, forming the nucleus of the tiny Siamese fleet.

  • Siamese Diplomacy: requests to perform a land swap with either Britain or France, offering valulable sections of northern Malaysia and Cambodia for a thin corridor of Laos or Burma.
  • Hong Kong Dip: We offer trade rights with our port in return for the land that you offered Britain.
  • Siam: Politely refuses, citing the inadvisability of ceding land in return for insubstantial trade rights, but the original offer still stands.

Brazil: President Neves institutes his reforms with full force, as the Congress convenes in August. He announces Brazilian import-substitution industrialization, with plans to phase it out in favor of export-oriented industrialization to prevent debt-run up. His industrialization plans come into effect in October. Companies are expected to keep up with government regulations and quality control. President Neves makes it known that any inefficient company will have their subsidies cut. The industrialization in just two months is performing much better than any other economic model. He restructures any Brazilian debt and makes plans to pay all of it off in a timely manner. In foreign policy news, the Latin American Conference is held in Rio and the results are quite positive. Formation of a Latin American Confederation system of alliances and economic policy unity will be difficult but achievable. Plans are made to meet in the summer of 1903 to have more conclusive agreements and sign an actual treaty, but for now Latin American heads of state are returning home with the hope for the CoLA. President Neves continues to push for more tech research. President Neves raises the military alert level in the Amazonas Region of the country along the border with Venezuela to yellow in case of any German incursion. He summons the German ambassador in Rio and informs him that this is a precautionary measure and not an indication of possible involvement, as war would be counterproductive to Brazilian economic growth. President Neves decides to take his first state trip to the United States and meets with President Theodore Roosevelt to discuss Latin American development and situations on the continent, considering Brazil is a leading power in South America.

Hong Kong: With the recent granting of autonomy, we now realize that we have it. Thus we take more action via diplomacy, and we have more drive to suceed as a people, thus our population becomes more industrious, which increases the process of developing the port economy and developing the modern battleship.

Italy: Military navy infrastructure and economy are built up. More shipyards are built up throughout the country such as in Caggliari and Syracuse. The ships are continued being built and the colonial expansion continues in Somaliland.

United Kingdom: The UK decides to seize the navy of Venezuela. However, the nation also seeks to reach a warless solution to the crisis. Home rule continues to be considered in Parliament. Stuff happens.

Liberia: A new leader is elected, backed by both the Masonic Order and by a more radical faction of True Whigs; his name is Eric B. Ola. Eric B. Ola forsees a greater future for Liberia as a haven for Africans from abroad everywhere, and institutes new immigration reforms allowing for blacks from other countries to receive citizenship in Liberia extremely easily, and President Ola also gives a speech, promising to amend the Liberian consititution to allow citizenship for whites, but strong action is not yet taken on the matter. Forced labor continues to be common place in the country, it has increasingly been moving away from the coastal areas to promote the image of Liberia and due to displacement of Native Africans. To promote economic strength, many deepwater ports and some factories are built on the coast, and in the inland more and more rubber plantations and diamond mines are built, and to allow for greater economic equality it is ensured that each region is to receive a large portion of the wealth taken from it. Tariffs are raised to increase industrialization. The military also goes through restructuring, as much power shifts from local militias to federal forces as both a navy, army and a frontier force.

  • This turn is over, you can only post in active turns.
    • I personally think that allowances should be made should the next turn be young and have few posts on it, but I won't argue if this is the official policy.

1903.0

Mod Events:

  1. The Turkish Football Club, Beşiktaş J.K. is founded in Istanbul.
  2. A landslide kills seventy in Alberta, Canada.
  3. The Ottoman provinces of Macedonia and Adrianpole revolt.
  4. Miners in Cripple Creek, Colorado begin a strike.
  5. Heavier-than-air flight begins with the Wright Brothers being successful in flying their aircraft in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
  6. The first box of Crayola crayons is made.

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 towns are established.

Qing Empire: Empress Dowager Cixi, initiated the 'New Policy' in order to set in reforms in China such as teaching of western education in schools and accepting the western dates. But these reforms certainly had little effect upon what seemed was the rapid disintegration of the Qing Empire. Upon the orders of Emperor Guangxi, the military was cut down in size and a moderately sized army of 400,000 men with an additional 200,000 reserves was maintained. However, a paramilitary unit (of more than millions of men) was established to maintain law and order within the state, with Zhou Kai Yen appointed as the Core Commander of the Qing Paramilitary Force and the military and paramilitary were equipped with modern weaponry imported from Europe in order to replace quantity with quality. The Emperor, maintained his belief that China must keep up with her neighbouring states and immediately set out to establish a modern navy for China, that is to make sure China did not suffer a defeat as harsh as it did during the Sino - Japanese War and more recently, the Boxer Rebellion and announced the construction of battleships, destroyers and most importantly, research put into developing a dreadnought. Whilst these reforms were brought, a major crackdown was launched upon Chinese merchants engaged in illegal trading, that is in order to set up a much more planned economy. By February, Empress Dowager Cixi had fallen terribly ill which temporarily granted Emperor Guangxi a hand in how to run the state, who immediately imposed a system of governors upon the state. That is, the power of the nobility was decreased and many ordinary men, however, with qualifications granted the position of Governor of their respective province. Because these men had no true power, that is they had been appointed by the Emperor, they were keen on remaining loyal for the Emperor could dismiss them anytime. However, on 10th of June, Empress Cixi abolished this system, and restored the nobility. These actions made it very clear to the people and most important, the enemies of the Qing that the state was falling into political turmoil. One of these men, Dr Sun Yat-sen; backed by Japan, funded groups in China to fight against the monarchy and by 29th of July, three major groups had been formed that were the Kuomintang, the Akatsuki and the Espada who sought to put an end to imperial rule and establish a republic.

  • Korean Espionage: [Secret (duh)]: We begin to influence Manchurian Warlords in the Manchuria Region. They begin to desire independence from Qing. We urge them to declare independence.

Korea: We continue to industrialize and get massive investments into our economy from foreign powers.We grow our military to 500,000 total. We continue to work on modernizing as fast as possible. We invite the US, France, Germany, Britain, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Canada to send their leaders to Hanseong in August of 1903 for a meeting concerning shifts in power in the East, technology, trade, and a warning.

  • Dutch Dip: We will send a representative in the interest of our good relation.
  • Danish Diplomacy: The nation of Denmark agrees to send a representative to Hanseong for this conferecne.

Italy: Military, navy, infrastructure, and economy are built up, more shipyards are built up through the country such as in Caggliari and Syracuse. the ships are continued being built and the colonial expansion continues in Somaliland.

Liberia: Garretson Gibson begins policies to make Liberia as a haven for African for abroad everywhere, and institutes new immigration reforms allowing for blacks from other countries to receive citizenship in Liberia extremely easily, and President Ola also gives a speech, promising to amend the Liberian consititution to allow citizenship for whites, but strong action is not yet taken on the matter. Forced labor continues to be common place in the country, it has increasingly been moving away from the coastal areas to promote the image of Liberia and due to displacement of Native Africans. To promote economic strength, many deepwater ports and some factories are built on the coast, and in the inland more and more rubber plantations and diamond mines are built, and to allow for greater economic equality it is ensured that each region is to receive a large portion of the wealth taken from it. Tariffs are raised to increase industrialization. The military also goes through restructuring, as much power shifts from local militias to federal forces as both a navy, army and a frontier force. Research into producing machine guns begins.

  • Liberian Dip: President Garretson begins a tour of North America and on his visit to the United States he ensures Liberia's loyalty to its mother country. He also suggests Liberia as a destination for any unwanted blacks or Cubans in the case of any racist policies.
  • Are the mods gonna allow Eric B. Ola (Ebola)? That's just a stupid joke and not funny, the mods should cross it out
  • The poor taste of the "joke" aside, the post is factually inaccurate. We are still in the term of President Garretson W. Gibson, which should last until January 1904. Callumthered (talk) 08:19, October 24, 2014 (UTC) 
  • God Damnit Dax, it's serious, and Callum is right; it's historically inaccurate. I'm crossing it out, because it has offended multiple users on chat and is inaccurate. (Kinda trolling to TBH). Saturn (Talk/Blog) 19:43, October 24, 2014 (UTC)
  • Who the hell gets offended by Ebola jokes? Seariously? I accept the criticism for historical inaccuracy, and perhaps the joke could have been executed in a better manner, but how do people get offended by this stuff? It's pretty mild. Kurt Cobain's Haircut (talk)
"Delhi Durbar"-1903-The Coronation of King Edward VII as Emperor of India-Robert W Paul-Documentary-005:40

"Delhi Durbar"-1903-The Coronation of King Edward VII as Emperor of India-Robert W Paul-Documentary-0

British Raj: The Indian National Conference, led by Gopal Krishna Gokhale, continues to petition for home rule as the new King Edward VII of Britain is crowned last year. The Delhi Durbar is held in Delhi to celebrate his coronation. Division between Hindus and Muslims in India continues to grow deeper. The Hindus are more interested in home rule and distancing themselves from the British Empire. The Muslims, however, believe that India should completely separate from the British Empire and be a sovereign nation. Debates regarding this issue continue with no hint of stopping within the next six months. Roads in India are built as towns and cities are connected. The ports in Bombay are renovated. Christian churches in areas with high British populations are built, though they do not expand to the surrounding areas. The waters around Sri Lanka are patrolled for pirates. The military, funded by British Raj itself rather than Great Britain itself, is expanded this year. The INC pushes for more naval development. The high iron concentration in India allows for the construction of guns and the laying down of two coastal defence ships. A frigate is considered, though no official plans are enacted. Machine guns are added to the Indian Army. By this time, the Royal Indian Navy consists of 50 ships and the Indian Army consists of 220,000 men. Herbert Kitchener, British Commander-in-Chief of India, continues to reform the Indian army, directing that the Indian Army be one unified army. In the Pakistani regions of British Raj, the University of Punjab undergoes renovation. It threatens to disassociate Hindu College unless it acquires proper university buildings. Hindu College, which had been founded in 1899, is associated with the University of Punjab since there is no university of Delhi at this time. To avoid the disassociation of Hindu College, Rai Bahadur Lala Sultan Singh donates historic property at the Kashmiri gate to the college, allowing it to remain open.

Netherlands: We continue to fortify our hold in America and build up our dreadnoughts. We continue to develop our economy and invest in the Dutch East Indies production method and infrastructure. A few Dutchmen gain interest in heavier-than-air flight and start their own experience. However, the government has very little interest.

  • Dutch East Indies: Develops our roads and the infrastructure of the main cities to make the people happier and reduce the desire for independence. The economy goes well as trade flourish. Built a few more patrol ships and assigned three frigates to the region.

Brazil: President Neves' reforms and new economic model are at full steam ahead. The economy is picking up and growth figures are revised up for 1903, the people rejoice at the thought of having someone in the presidential mansion that is an ally. ISI moves on in full force. President Neves creates a covert ops force, the Agencia Central do Inteligencia (ACI). The Latin American heads of state return to Rio, signing the Treaty of Rio de Janeiro, with four other heads of state. The leaders of Peru, Colombia, Chile, and Ecuador join President Neves in signing the treaty; officially establishing the Confederation of Latin America - a system of alliances and co-ordinated economic policy. Successful in his endeavors, President Neves' approval ratings skyrocket. Debts begin to be repayed with the surpluses produced this year. Military alert remains at yellow in Amazonas along the Venezuelan border, until the German ambassador in Rio assures the foreign minister that there will be no German incursion. Naval and army tech research continues.

Russian Empire: Continues to improve our economy and build up our military. Its has been two years ago after the speech of Czar Nicholas II of Russia, over 60 million Russians now slowly to becoming better for earning money for work in factories and its goal is Russia to becomes most powerful and richest country along with Great Britain, France and Germany. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in Russia.

  • It's not that simple to improve industry plus you have a lot of social issues you are not dealing with or even mentioning. ~ Nkbeeching
  • Should've thought it over before letting Eric play as Russia, no? ~ RexImperio
  • Anyone could have told the mods what Rimp said.

Kingdom of Bavaria: Many Bavarians are greatly interested in the flight of the Wright Brothers in America and there is a wave of enthusiasm for flying machines. The Graf von Zeppelin is invited to Munich to give a talk about the potential of his dirigibles, which he recently tested on Lake Constance. In other news, King Luitpold's tram initiative gains traction, with many new lines being built in Munich. A similar project is begun in Nuremberg. In March, the non-affiliated Clemens, Freiherr von Podewils-Durniz becomes First Minister.

Kingdom of Serbia: Military is improved, we join the Coalition against the Ottomans, which results in national hatred against the Ottomans, we ask for a trade agreement with Greece.

  • Greece to Serbia Dip: We accept the proposal.

Ottoman Empire: Abdul Hamid II orders Ottoman forces in the vilayets of Manastir, Salonica, and Janina to move into Vilayets of Macedonia and Adrianpole in an attempt to crush the revolt. Military and infrastructure are improved elsewhere.

Australia: The military is continued to be modernized. We continue to grow more crops in an attempt to ensure self sufficiency. Sydney continues to grow and expand. Now known as a strong nation, and offering land grants to people who move to our nation, we see a rapid increase in population. We continue to expand our industry base and begin to construct two destroyers for our navy. Some want to purchase more ships, and we look at acquiring more gunboats.

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, which grows to 75,000 this year. The infrastructure for conscription is now largely in place, and radio and machine gun research continues. A second cruiser is built this year, forming the nucleus of the tiny Siamese fleet.


  • Siamese Diplomacy: Requests to perform a land swap with either Britain or France, offering valuable sections of northern Malaysia and Cambodia for a thin corridor of Laos or Burma.

Mexico: Following a tumultuous year Diaz suffers a total mental breakdown. His generals attempt to hide this from the public and essentially begin to run the country for Diaz. Diaz's bad state of mental health comes from the earlier attempt on his life. This being the long list of stresses in his life Diaz finally broke and his mental health caused him to give rather ridiculous or outright tyrannical orders. This has become a rather large issue as with the president essentially missing until he recuperates and various political and radical dissidents beginning to show real intent on forcing Diaz out of power. With his absense the Federalist and Constitutionalist coalitions make their first real debut in Mexican congress followed by Democratic reactionaries who all propose immediate consideration of elections of a new president as well as addressing a new constitution. Diaz, hearing about this, goes and addresses congress saying he agrees to this and will not run in the newest elections. Diaz, however, informs close aids a month later that he will in fact run as incumbent president which is yet unknown to a celebrating congress. Mexico's economy continues to push foreward gaining a bit higher growth in response to the end of the dictatorship. Mexicos first two domestically built ships for its new navy launch equalling as a moderate sized ship of the era (destroyer or cruiser) which are to be built up over a period of ten years to expand Mexican naval capability.

Greece: Due to the recent defeat in the Turkish War of 1897, the Greek economy is still damaged. As Greece is now receiving small subsidies from the United Kingdom, the economy and infrastructure are improving at a faster rate. Despite the recent loss of territory to the Turks, Greek morale and nationalism are at its heights. With the people and government supporting the Megali Idea, Greeks wish to 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. With the alliance, trade agreement, and subsidies from the United Kingdom, King George thanks King Edward VII for his generousness, and sends a small gift to the royal family. He is also grateful for the new alliance with Romania. The Greeks secure two trade agreements in Serbia and Montenegro. To improve relations around the world, King George also offers an alliance and trade agreement with the nation of France and United States, and also asks for small subsidies to support Greek infrastructure and economy. Trade agreements are offered to Denmark, Italy and Bulgaria. Although the economy is not good enough to support them, King George wishes Nejd luck in the war with the Ottomans. The embargo on the Ottomans and their trade continues. Greek troops begin to gather on the Greek-Ottoman border due to troop movement there. As some citizens see Ottoman weakness and wish for the King to declare war on the empire, a group of them organize a day they call Katharismós Politismós. On this day the group killed most of the minority of Turkish and Islam citizens and tore down their businesses. The government wishes not to declare war due to their present situation, and ignores the happenings of the day. Greek citizens also take pictures of Ottoman leader Abdul Hamid II, and stomp and burn them. This makes the already tense Greek-Ottoman relations to become tenser. 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-one.

Sweden-Norway: As we continue our economy, again we start to station more troops on the border with Russia and continue to promote nationalism.

Hong Kong: With the breakdown of the Qing Empire we support and fund Sun Yat-sen's faction, the Tomgmenghui (later the  Kuomintang) as he attended the Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese, and we believe in his ideals. We also offer the city of Gunagzhou trade agreements and military protection, stating that the Qing Empire is falling apart, and thus it will benefit from both Hong Kongese trade and protection (needs mod response). The development of modern day battleships and the port economy also continues. Meanwhile, a large influx of Chinese imigrants enter the city, and the government figures out a way to deal with this problem.

United States: The United States continues to grow economically, even as president Roosevelt pursues a policy of trustbusting against major corporations. The American military continues to bring the fight against Filopino insurgents in the Philippines. In the Caribbean, the default of the Venezuelan government starts a crisis. The U.S. Navy is readied and more of the fleet is sent to Guantanamo in order to be ready in case the great powers of Europe plan anything. Roosevelt re-inforces the Monroe Doctrine with is Roosevelt Corrallry, and declares that the United States will do all in its power to prevent war and the resolution of the issue in a peaceful and satisfactory manner. The United States insists that Germany and other great powers of Europe will back down. The United States will not oppose a blockade of Venezuela and will pressure Venezuela to pay its debts accordingly, but will not tolerate a single foreign troop on Venezuelan soil. More ships are moved to the Caribbean, and troops are sent to Puerto Rico and Cuba as staging grounds in case the worst should happen.

Denmark: This turn in Denmark and its possessions is officially dedicated to economic expansion. Production of ships continues. Three more shipyards have been completed, making the total number of major shipyards in the nation to seven. With capital ships under construction, with help from the German Empire, we turn our attention toward creating other types of ships to protect our fleet. Work begins on Denmark’s first class of submarines. Known as the Ægir-class, the new line of submarines will be sixty-four meters in length, with a displacement of 952 short tons while submerged. The Ægir-class submarines will be powered by two six-cylinder two stroke diesel motors and two double motordynamos, reaching a speed of about 16.7 knots while surfaced and 10.3 knots while submerged. Research is completed in developing a naval gun based on the German 8.8 cm SK L/30 naval gun, named the 88 mm Hurtigkanon, which will be used in future submarines. Each Ægir-class ship will be armed with four fifty-centimeter torpedo tubes as well as a Hurtigkanon. Sensing the rapid expansion of other European nations’ navies, and not wishing to be left behind technologically, the number of Dannebrog-class battleships is cut down in favor of a design. A singular ship begins production, known as the HDMS Stjernebillede, which will serve as one of Europe’s most technologically advanced ships. Measuring about 160 meters in length, with a displacement of 18,120 long tons on a normal load, the HDMS Stjernebillede will be powered by eighteen water-tube boilers and direct-drive steam turbines, reaching a speed of about twenty-one knots. This new ship will be armed with five twin twelve-inch guns, twenty-seven newly developed Hurtigkanons, and five eighteen-inch torpedo tubes. The HDMS Stjernebillede will be protected by four to eleven inches of armor at the belt, as well as thicker sections of armor near vital components and gun turrets. Construction of the nation’s defensive network continues, with newly created railroad lines streamlining production. A number of artillery emplacements are created in the south to guard major fortifications, using indirect fire artillery.

1903.5

Mod Events:

  1. A flood occurs in Heppner, Oregon, USA. Kills an estimated 269 people.
  2. Pope Leo XIII dies, and is succeeded by Pope Pius X as the 257th Pope.
  3. Aberdeen Football Club (Aberdeen FC) is formed, and holds their first competitive match.  
  4. The first "World Series" is held in the United States (North American Baseball Competition).

Swizterland: We continue our economical growth and independence on other nations. Our top priority is to make enough farming land to be self sufficient. Our military defences are expanded more.

Qing Empire: Empress Dowager Cixi, initiated the 'New Policy' in order to set in reforms in China such as teaching of western education in schools and accepting the western dates. But these reforms, certainly had little effect upon what seemed was the rapid disintegration of the Qing Empire. Upon the orders of Emperor Guangxu, the military was cut down in size and a moderately sized army of 400,000 men with an additional 200,000 reserves was maintained. However, a paramilitary unit (of more than millions of men) was established to maintain law and order within the state, with Zhou Kai Yen appointed as the Core Commander of the Qing Paramilitary Force and the military and paramilitary were equipped with modern weaponry imported from Europe in order to replace quantity with quality. The Emperor, maintained his belief that China must keep up with her neighbouring states and immediately set out to establish a modern navy for China, that is to make sure China did not suffer a defeat as harsh as it did during the Sino - Japanese War and more recently, the Boxer Rebellion and announced the construction of battleships, destroyers and most importantly, research put into developing a dreadnought. Whilst these reforms were brought, a major crackdown was launched upon Chinese merchants engaged in illegal trading, that is in order to set up a much more planned economy. By February, Empress Dowager Cixi had fallen terribly ill which temporarily granted Emperor Guangxi a hand in how to run the state, who immediately imposed a system of governors upon the state. That is, the power of the nobility was decreased and many ordinary men, however, with qualifications granted the position of Governor of their respective province. Because these men had no true power, that is they had been appointed by the Emperor, they were keen on remaining loyal for the Emperor could dismiss them anytime. However, on 10th of June, Empress Cixi abolished this system, and restored the nobility. These actions made it very clear to the people and most important, the enemies of the Qing that the state was falling into political turmoil. One of these men, Dr Sun Yat-sen; backed by Japan, funded groups in China to fight against the monarchy and by 29th of July, three major groups had been formed that were the Kuomintang, the Akatsuki and the Espada who sought to put an end to imperial rule and establish a republic and on 3rd December, these groups signed an agreement to unite against the Qing Empire. The new group, however, was referred to as the Tongmenhiu.

  • RexImperio - UglyTurtle: I would like you to know that the Qing are no where near collapse. The mere presence of rebel groups does not mean the state is suffering because these rebels still do not have any power to inflict losses upon Qing. Moreover, Dr Sun Yat-sen would not be present in Guangzhou for he has been exiled to Japan
  • RexImperio - Leldy: There is no reason why Manchu warlords would seek independence, for if the Qing were to collapse, the Manchu would certainly suffer at the hands of the Han who greatly outnumbered the Manchu 
  • Siamese Diplomacy: Siam offers politico-military support to the Tongmenhiu, in order to protect the rights of the suffering Chinese peasantry.

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.

United Kingdom: The UK engages in blockade against Venezuela. Home rule for continues to be considered in Parliament. Naval expansion continues. The economy begins to recover and reaches its pre-crisis strength. The UK pursues a peace pact with Germany in light of the situation.

  • Liberian Dip: We offer an embassy exchange and trade deal with the UK.

Italy: Military navy infrastructure and economy are built up. More shipyards are built up throughout the country such as in Caggliari and Syracuse. The ships are continued being built and the colonial expansion continues in Somaliland.

Russian Empire: Continues to improve our economy and build up our military. Over 65 million Russians now slowly to becoming better for earning money for work in factories and its goal is Russia to becomes most powerful and richest country along with Great Britain, France and Germany. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in Russia. Some multi-language schools now opened at other largest cities in Finland and Poland. The first two multi-language universities now opened in both capitals, Helsinki in Finland and Warsaw in Poland, to keep Finns and Polishes be safely, not allowed can start revolutions or protests against Russo-Polish and Finnish Governments. New policies are founded, allowing the Russian Empire reform the Russian citizens from poor and unemployed workers to get a better chance to live. Meanwhile in the town of Podolsk near Moscow in Russia, a Russian writer called Igor Podolskaly begins writing on their first book called Meet the Sweetest Folk.

Denmark: This turn in Denmark and its possessions is officially dedicated to military expansion. Production of ships continues, with all ships of the Dannebrog-class now in active service for our nation. The HDMS Stjernebillede also finishes construction, pioneering a newly created system for producing capital ships, which cuts down production time to within a year, with supplies for construction being stockpiled beforehand, and a great deal of prefabrication being done before the ship’s official laying down. The HDMS Stjernebillede also distinguishes itself as one of the most well armored and armed ships in the world, setting a new standard for our ships to follow. With a number of capital ships now in operation, we turn our attention to support ships and other vessels. The first Ægir-class submarines go into construction, with an initial eight ships being planned. Construction of the nation’s defensive network continues, with newly created railroad lines streamlining production. A number of artillery emplacements are created in the south to guard major fortifications, using indirect fire artillery. A number of railroad artillery pieces are also deployed in the south, for fast mobilization in case of attack. By this year over 100,000 reserve soldiers have been trained for the Home Guard, including units from the homeland and Denmark’s colonial possessions. In Greenland industry in the town of Ivittuut is increased, to begin large-scale extraction of cryolite, an important agent in modern aluminum extraction. Since Ivittuut remains one of the only sites in the world in which cryolite can be extracted, the Danish government seeks to exploit the resource for high profits in Europe and elsewhere. A large dock is constructed to facilitate shipments of ore from Greenland, increasing exports to Denmark.

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 begins (outline, not the actual ship yet). France declares neutrality in the current Venezuelan crisis. However, France offers to mediate a compromise. 

  • 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 noire 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 develop of the African colonies continue 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 continue.
  • Greek to France Diplomacy: King George also offers an alliance and trade agreement with the nation of France, and also asks for small subsidies to support Greek infrastructure and economy.
  • Liberian Dip: We offer an embassy exchange and trade deal with France.

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, which grows to 80,000 this year. The infrastructure for conscription is now largely in place, and radio and machine gun research continues. A destroyer is built this year, forming the nucleus of the tiny Siamese fleet.

  • Siamese Diplomacy: Requests to perform a land swap with either Britain or France, offering valuable sections of northern Malaysia and Cambodia for a thin corridor of Laos or Burma.

Kingdom of Serbia: We improve our military.

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 ships. The military continues to uses a new tactic called trench warfare to train our troops in new ways.

Netherlands: Plan to integrate our American colonies into province with all the rights that come with it start. We develop the port of the mainland to strengthen our position as a center of trade. The military is expanded with 3000 new recruits and we have three dreadnoughts in our navy with two remaining in our shipyards.

  • Dutch East Indies: More investment go for the development of the infrastructure of the colony and for the locals who start to receive better wages, but still lower than the European Dutch, the only exception being the natives who rise to the administration. The Dutch East Indies council is formed as a local parliament made of Dutch and Indonesians, their task is to rule the colony as an autonomous region of the Dutch empire and civilize the Indonesians.

Sweden-Norway: We promote nationalism and improve our military.

Liberia: The Constitution is amended, allowing for more than "people of color" citizenship into the country. One of the convincing arguments used was actually one based on the recent discoveries of Charles Darwin, with the amending side arguing that Blacks were suited to Liberia and nobody else due to the heat and the diseases, and that therefor the amendment is unneeded, and should foreigners successfully migrate and wish to live in Liberia, then they must have some African descent to be able to live in such a harsh landscape, and as a result a small White community begins to grow in Monrovia. In some of his last actions before the upcoming elections, Garretson begins what he calls the "Inroad System" which dictates Liberian expansion inland, with focus on infrastructural development beginning in large ports, then the coast, and then move gradually inland. The system includes new ports, modern systems of income (e.g. mines, factories, plantations) proper sewage systems, and state schooling, all of which begin immediate reworkings in the cities of Monrovia, Robertsport, and Harper, but to ensure that the in-landers feel some benefit some state schools are built as far inland as Gbarnga, which also seems to satiate the Natives somewhat, as it allows for their children to learn how to read and write. Most of the small Liberian military is outfitted with imported American weapons, and Garretson decides that Liberia should focus on its navy, and so an Admiralty is built in Monrovia - though it is barely in use yet, and the construction of one mostly-modern battleship, the L.S. Monroe begins construction. We continue research into machine guns, which begin to prove slightly fruitful.

  • Liberian Dip: We offer closer relations with our American patrons and ask for aid in the development of the infrastructure and military of our nation.

Brazil: President Neves' reforms and new economic model are at full steam ahead. The economy is picking up and growth figures are revised up for 1903, the people rejoice at the thought of having someone in the presidential mansion that is an ally. ISI moves on in full force. The inconclusiveness of the situation in Venezuela has led President Neves to lower the alert level in Amazonas. Naval and army tech research continues. The CoLA has its first general conference in Lima, with the confederation reaching out to other countries to join the confederation.

Ottoman Empire: Reacting to the Katharismós Politismós, hundreds of Turkish citizens begin rioting throughout the Empire, killing Greeks and destroying their homes, businesses, and places of worship. Abdul Hamid II orders the rioters to be dispersed with military force, fearing they could be a threat to his rule. However, this causes dissent to grow among the Turkish population. Abdul Hamid also orders the military to show no mercy to the revolters in Macedonia and Adrianpole.

Greece: Due to the recent defeat in the Turkish War of 1897, the Greek economy is still damaged. As Greece is now receiving small subsidies from the United Kingdom, the economy and infrastructure are improving at a faster rate. Despite the recent loss of territory to the Turks, Greek morale and nationalism are at their heights. With the people and government supporting the Megali Idea, Greeks wish to 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. With the alliance, trade agreement, and subsidies from the United Kingdom, King George thanks King Edward VII for his generousness, and sends a small gift to the royal family. He is also grateful for the new alliance with Romania. The Greeks secure two trade agreements in Serbia and Montenegro. To improve relations around the world, King George also offers an alliance and trade agreement with the nation of France and United States, and also asks for small subsidies to support Greek infrastructure and economy. Trade agreements are offered to Denmark, Italy and Bulgaria. Although the economy is not good enough to support them, King George wishes Nejd luck in the war with the Ottomans. The embargo on the Ottomans and their trade continues. Greek troops begin to gather on the Greek-Ottoman border due to troop movement there. Greek citizens continue to take pictures of Ottoman leader Abdul Hamid II to stomp and burn them. This makes the already tense Greek-Ottoman relations to continue to become tenser. The Greek parliament passes many anti-Turk laws, such as the ban of turban and their religious symbols. The citizens don't object. Elli̱nikí̱ FC (Ελληνική Ομάδα Ποδοσφαίρου, Elli̱nikí̱ Omáda Podosfaírou) to rival other national football teams. 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-two.

Hong Kong: With the breakdown of the Qing Empire we support and fund Sun Yat-sen's faction, the Tomgmenghui (later the Kuomintang) as he attended the Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese, and we believe in his ideals. We also offer the city of Gunagzhou trade agreements and military protection, stating that the Qing Empire is falling apart, and thus it will benefit from both Hong Kongese trade and protection (needs mod response). The development of modern day battleships and the port economy also continues. Meanwhile, a large influx of Chinese immigrants enter the city, and the government figures out a way to deal with this problem.

Mexico: Following Diaz supposedly stepping down as president he announces he will run in the election much to the chagrin of his opponents who openly denounce this dictatorial act. With this they hold the election anyway with the pure intent to oust Diaz from power. With elections in full swing Diaz uses the military and any resource on his side to bully for votes. The military actively supports his push for votes. Mexico and its people begin to crack under the pressure and open riots happen in various states and cities. Diaz is unsure of what to do.

Kingdom of Bavaria: The Count von Zeppelin makes his speech in Munich to record crouds, and airtravel fever grows exponentially. The War Minister, Adolph von Asch zu Asch auf Oberndorff, is amongst those who take an interest, and he creates a small commission of enquiry to write a submission on the feasibility of military use of dirigibles. In other news, the government decides to put more money into the consular service, to advance Bavaria's image overseas as a thriving economy and Shangri-la of the arts. 

1904.0

Mod Events:

  1. A group of cattle grazers, named Hereros revolt in German South-West Africa.
  2. French President, Émile Loubet becomes the first person to make a political recording of a document, using Thomas Edison's cylinder.
  3. The Moscow Tornado occurs in Russia.
  4. Massive revolts occur on the Ottoman-controlled island of Crete.

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.

Qing Empire: Empress Dowager Cixi, initiated the 'New Policy' in order to set in reforms in China such as teaching of western education in schools and accepting the western dates. But these reforms, certainly had little effect upon what seemed was the rapid disintegration of the Qing Empire. Upon the orders of Emperor Guangxu, the military was cut down in size and a moderately sized army of 400,000 men with an additional 200,000 reserves was maintained. However, a paramilitary unit (of more than millions of men) was established to maintain law and order within the state, with Zhou Kai Yen appointed as the Core Commander of the Qing Paramilitary Force and the military and paramilitary were equipped with modern weaponry imported from Europe in order to replace quantity with quality. The Emperor, maintained his belief that China must keep up with her neighbouring states and immediately set out to establish a modern navy for China, that is to make sure China did not suffer a defeat as harsh as it did during the Sino - Japanese War and more recently, the Boxer Rebellion and announced the construction of battleships, destroyers and most importantly, research put into developing a dreadnought. Whilst these reforms were brought, a major crackdown was launched upon Chinese merchants engaged in illegal trading, that is in order to set up a much more planned economy. By February, Empress Dowager Cixi had fallen terribly ill which temporarily granted Emperor Guangxi a hand in how to run the state, who immediately imposed a system of governors upon the state. That is, the power of the nobility was decreased and many ordinary men, however, with qualifications granted the position of Governor of their respective province. Because these men had no true power, that is they had been appointed by the Emperor, they were keen on remaining loyal for the Emperor could dismiss them anytime. However, on 10th of June, Empress Cixi abolished this system, and restored the nobility. These actions made it very clear to the people and most important, the enemies of the Qing that the state was falling into political turmoil. One of these men, Dr Sun Yat-sen; backed by Japan, funded groups in China to fight against the monarchy and by 29th of July, three major groups had been formed that were the Kuomintang, the Akatsuki and the Espada who sought to put an end to imperial rule and establish a republic and on 3rd December, these groups signed an agreement to unite against the Qing Empire. The new group, however, was referred to as the Tongmenhiu.

  • Qing - Siam Diplomacy: Siam is requested to deploy a garrison at Guangzhou 
  • Siam: agrees, deploying 2000 men to hold the city. The Prime Minister states "any attack on Guangzhou is an attack on Siam", but maintains that it is an integral part of China.

Italy: Military navy infrastructure and economy are built up. More shipyards are built up throughout the country such as in Caggliari and Syracuse. The ships are continued being built and the colonial expansion continues in Somaliland.

  • Greek Diplomacy: We offer a trade agreement.

Russian Empire: Continues to improve our economy and build up our military. Over 65 million Russians now slowly to becoming better for earning money for work in factories and its goal is Russia to becomes most powerful and richest country along with Great Britain, France and Germany. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in Russia. The Moscow Tornado occurs when started as thunderstorm in in Tula region and traveled northward, passing through eastern suburbs of Moscow into Yaroslavl region. This would can be one of the first tornadoes in Russia that could occur in 1904 in Russian History. Meanwhile, Igor Podolskaly completes the book Meet the Sweetest Folk and releases it. Some destroyers and battleships are built and added it to Russian Navy. The Russian plan for expending is ordered by Nicholas II of Russia, the Russian Empire begins to built up forces and placing them at Ottoman-Russian border. Then builds Military camps for Russian soldiers in Russian cities near Ottoman border and Navy is built up at cities in Black Sea, mostly Odessa and Sevastopol. To seek for more friendships, Czar Nicholas II of Russia offers an alliance and trade agreement to the nations of Greece and Serbia.

  • Serbian Diplomacy: We accept both the alliance and trade agreement.
  • Greek Diplomacy: We accept the alliance, and the trade agreement, we also ask for a small amount of subsidies to fund the reconstruction of our infrastructure and economy.
  • The German Empire announces that any attack on the Ottoman Empire will be seen as Russian expansionism, and shall be viewed as a direct threat to German security and will result in drastic measures.

Kingdom of Serbia: Military is improved, we have now joined the War against the Ottomans (started by Nejd).

Greece: The Greek economy is still slightly damaged, but is improving at a fast rate. As Greece is now receiving small subsidies from the United Kingdom, the economy and infrastructure continue to improve. Many roads, banks and public buildings are built around the country. Despite the loss of territory to the Turks, Greek morale and nationalism are at their heights. 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. With the alliance, trade agreement, and subsidies from the United Kingdom, King George thanks King Edward VII for his generosity, and sends a small gift to the royal family. He is also grateful for the new alliance with Russia. To improve relations around the world, King George also offers an alliance and trade agreement with the nation of France and United States, and also asks for small subsidies to support Greek infrastructure and economy. Trade agreements are offered to Denmark, Italy and Bulgaria. Although the economy is not good enough to support them, King George wishes Nejd and Serbia luck in the war with the Ottomans. The embargo on the Ottomans and their trade continues. Greek troops begin to gather on the Greek-Ottoman border due to troop movement there. Greek citizens continue to burn and stomp on pictures of Ottoman leader Abdul Hamid II. This makes the already tense Greek-Ottoman relations to continue to become tenser. The Greek parliament passes many anti-Turk laws, such as the ban of turban and their religious symbols. The citizens don't object. Propaganda against the Turks 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-three.

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 ships. The military continues to uses a new tactic called trench warfare to train our troops in new ways. 

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, which grows to 85,000 this year. The infrastructure for conscription is now largely in place, and radio and machine gun research continues. A modern battlecruiser, the S.S. Witsanu, is put under construction, but will not be completed for years. 

  • Siamese Diplomacy: Requests to perform a land swap with either Britain or France, offering valuable sections of northern Malaysia and Cambodia for a thin corridor of Laos or Burma.

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.

Korea: We continue to industrialize. Railways are being layed down across the nation at present by Daewoo Premier Railways Koryo or DPRK. The Hanguk Telecom Company continues to put down telegraph cables. Our military continues to swell to more than 1.5 Million. We announce a Hanseong Conference to France, Germany, UK, US, Denmark, Romania, Sweden-Norway, and the Netherlands. All are invited. We will discuss Korean democracy, industrialization, military development, and shifting power in the East. We elect Kim Soon Dei as President and the Congress elects Mun Dei Sye. We influence/bribe Manchurian warlords to revolt and begin sending money to the Republican Rebels in China.

  • Hanseong Conference: The US, The Netherlands, Denmark, and Romania are coming.
  • Germany also decides to send representatives into Korea, with an explicit mission to secure our interests in Shandong (which is practically a German puppet) as they relate to Korea.

Brazil: President Neves' reforms and new economic model are at full steam ahead. The economy is picking up and growth figures are revised up for 1904, the people rejoice at the thought of having someone in the presidential mansion that is an ally. ISI moves on in full force. Naval and army tech research continue.

United States: The United States continues to expand its economic and political force around the world. The recent crisis in Venezuela forces the United States and the Roosevelt administration to pursue a more protective policy of America's backyard. Military expenditure expands and further spending is added for the Navy. Military bases are expanded in Hawaii, the Philippines, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

  • Cuba: Cuba's economy and government continues to expand in the wake of the crisis in Venezuela. American interests continue to expand across the island nation.

Kingdom of Spain: The economy is improved, still recovering from the Spanish-American war. Alfonso XIII starts to see his popularity drop amount the populace, but has no worries due to to his power and influence among loyalists. Because of the loss of colonial possessions to the Americans, troops begin to move to Western Sahara and Spanish Guinea. Former military members also move to these to start up more simple lives then their old comparison. A couple warships, are started on construction, and plan to be finished by the end of the year. New trade agreements are send out to France to stabilize our long term relationship.

  • Spanish Guinea: Economy is improved.
  • Spanish Sahara: Economy is improved.

Hong Kong: With the breakdown of the Qing Empire we support and fund Sun Yat-sen's faction, the Tomgmenghui (later the Kuomintang) as he attended the Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese, and we believe in his ideals. We also offer the city of Gunagzhou trade agreements and military protection, stating that the Qing Empire is falling apart, and thus it will benefit from both Hong Kongese trade and protection (needs mod response). The development of modern day battleships and the port economy also continues. Meanwhile, a large influx of Chinese immigrants enter the city, and the government figures out a way to deal with this problem.

This year, in the German Empire, industrialization continues at a breakneck pace. The most advanced nation in the world, we continue development of chemicals, weapons, coal, and steel. Our army drills extensively along the Russian border, and the Prussian military leadership continues to consider new ways to utilize advanced, modern weaponry, such as the machine gun and advanced artillery. The large corporations continue to develop the economy to great strengths, and also begins to work in tandem with the army and navy to provide the greatest quality goods possible. Finally, a young German man by the name of Ernst Riechenbacher, attains the first manned flight in Germany, just under a year after the first flight in America. In addition, work continues in the Zeppelin industry, with von Zeppelin starting to use Dürr as his main engineer. Investment in the Luftschiffbau Zeppelin continues to pour in, to the great joy of enthusiasts. In regards to the Venezuela Crisis, after two years of blockade, we offer to lift the blockade in exchange for Venezuela accepting a new, pro-German government with promises that the German military shall not be allowed to land upon Venezuelan soil. [Mods, Please Respond]

  • West Africa: In Togoland and Kamerun, work continues on establishing roads and modern infrastructure. Additionally, the cultivation of cacao, cotton, and coffee make these colonies extremely profitable for the Empire. More Germans begin to migrate to these colonies, seeking out the potential economic opportunities that await them. Protelyzing continues.
  • South West Africa: As tensions come to a breaking point in South West Africa, the Herero natives, upset by the loss of their land, eventually break out into full scale revolt. These cattle grazers, severely underprepared for war with one of the mightiest nations in the world, are soon encountered by local militias of Germans, who mercilessly drive the natives out of the fertile lands. Soon thereafter, the Imperial Colonial Army arrives, and organizes an effective plan of forcing all Herero into the Namib Desert. Execution of this plan begins.
  • East Africa: In East Africa, tensions continue to mount until, eventually, it is decided that the locals shall be permitted greater self-governance on a tribal and local level. Conversion continues to play a major role in colonial administration, but the goal to become more efficient is widely accepted as popular.
  • New Guinea and Samoa: Work in New Guinea and Samoa focuses upon developing adequate places to store the German military fleet. Work also takes place in order to make maximum use of the natural resources of New Guinea, such as rubber, copper, gold, and timber.
  • Shandong: Shandong (especially the city of Qingdao) continues to fall under tighter German de facto control. We work to ensure that the Qing Empire feels supported, not undermined, by the German presence in China. Economic modernization, largely based upon Hong Kong, begin to be put into place.

1904.5

  1. The Venezuelan government scoffs at the pretensions of the Germans, refusing to install any new government. Safe in the knowledge that the United States will prevent any German landing, Venezuela stands firm.

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: We formally integrate our American colonial pocession ( Dutch Caribbean and Suriname) into our nation as outer sea department. We agree to participate to the Korean conference. We develop our already industry and a Dutch Zeppelin company is formed after seeing how it is popular in Germany. With China in chaos, many saw great benefit and how to gain advantage start to be discuss, many propose to improve relation with Hong Kong but nothing is decide. Our fleet of dreadnought is over with our fives complete and operational, admiralty have few interest in submarine. Dutch East Indies: Continue the production of exotic good and the development of the colony, newly establish school are used to learn European way of thinking and the Dutch language with the hope that the population of Indonesia become more culturally link to the Dutch. Re-inforce the militia and build a few patrol ships to defend trade, two dreadnought are commissioned to Amsterdam to re-inforce the fleet in Asia.

Switzerland: With a great effort from all of Switzerland over the past few years, we have been able to form a self sufficient economy. We should be able to with-hold great stability in case of a war and we look to continue on improving our economy. Mountainous defences are expanded more and we develop more military bases. We allow our population more firearm freedom and we look on researching more on the machine gun. We hope to continue our trade and we are open for an alliance with some European nations. This includes German Empire, Austro-Hungarian Empire, Russia, Bulgaria, Romania and Italy. 

  • Swiss Diplomacy: We are offering the above nations both an alliance and a trade agreement. Do you accept?
  • German Diplomacy: As we are flattered by the amazing offer that the Swiss nation is offering, we accept both the alliance and the trade deal with Switzerland. We do, however, urge that they withdraw their offers to the unstable Russian Empire, which has made it quite clear that it plans to be overly expansionistic and threaten the very fiber of Europe (and the security of the other nations which you have offered alliances to).
  • Swiss neutrality.

Italy: Military navy infrastructure and economy are built up. More shipyards are built up throughout the country such as in Caggliari and Syracuse. The ships are continued being built and the colonial expansion continues in Somaliland. we accept the Swiss alliance offer, and the Greek trade agreement

  • Swiss Diplomacy to Italy: We thank Italy for accepting our Alliance, and as a sign of respect we open a free trade between our two countries. We hope that both pur countries can co-operate will in the future.

Fears of the increase in danger of the Russian Empire plague this half-year in the German Empire. The Kaiser, fearful of a potential for a pan-European War, decides that massive investment in the military will be extremely beneficial to the nation, both economically and defensively. We assure nearby nations that we intend absolutely nothing in terms of changing the status quo in Europe, with which we are extremely content. Our chemical advances continue, as does our ability to use advanced weaponry and artillery, in particular. Flight continues to fascinate many, and Luftschiffbau Zeppelin continues to attract investors, who start to come from all over the world. Frankfurt begins to take on extreme importance as advanced companies begin to sell stocks and become corporations in the modern sense. Technological developments continue to be made across the Empire, and we encourage integration of Bavaria in a discreet fashion. Standardization of the German language begins to take place without any major government initiatives. At the end of this year, we suggest that all central and eastern European nations form an alliance to check any future attempts at Russian expansion. Called the "Pact of Defense," we invite Denmark, Sweden-Norway, Austria-Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, the United Kingdom, and the Ottoman Empire into this Pact, where an attack by Russia upon a member state shall call for immediate retaliation by any member states not otherwise engaged in war.

  • West Africa: In Togoland and Kamerun, work continues on establishing roads and modern infrastructure. Additionally, the cultivation of cacao, cotton and coffee make these colonies extremely profitable for the Empire. More Germans continue to migrate to these colonies, seeking out the potential economic opportunities that await them. Protelyzing continues.
  • South West Africa: As tensions come to a breaking point in South West Africa, the Herero natives, upset by the loss of their land, eventually break out into full scale revolt. These cattle grazers, severely underprepared for war with one of the mightiest nations in the world, are soon encountered by local militias of Germans, who mercilessly drive the natives out of the fertile lands. Soon thereafter, the Imperial Colonial Army arrives, and organizes an effective plan of forcing all Herero into the Namib Desert. Execution of this plan begins.
  • East Africa: In East Africa, the decision to make colonial administration more efficient continues to be planned out, but in the short term, more self-governance is granted to natives on local levels. Conversion continues to play a major role in colonial administration, but the goal to become more efficient is widely accepted as popular.
  • New Guinea and Samoa: Work in New Guinea and Samoa focuses upon developing adequate places to store the German military fleet. Work also takes place in order to make maximum use of the natural resources of New Guinea, such as rubber, copper, gold, and timber.
  • Shandong: Shandong (especially the city of Qingdao) continues to fall under tighter German de facto control. We work to ensure that the Qing Empire feels supported, not undermined, by the German presence in China. Economic modernization, largely based upon Hong Kong, begin to be put into place.
    • Due to pressing German concerns for China, we propose an alliance with the Qing Empire
    • You don't own any part of China.
    • Actually, that's not true. Germany has had the Kiautschou Bay Concession since 1898. Callumthered (talk) 23:33, October 27, 2014 (UTC)
  • Sweden-Norway: We accept invitation into the pact.
  • The Scandinavian nations are extremely wary of Germany. Be plausible.
  • Ottoman Dip: We accept the "Pact of Defense" invitation.

Kingdom of Bavaria: The military enquiry into the use of dirigibles in the Royal Bavarian Army publishes its report. They find that dirigibles, or "Zeppelins", are extremely well-suited to reconnaisance work and have the potential to drop bombs from great heights. In light of the enquiry's findings, the War Minister, Adolph von Asch zu Asch auf Oberndorff, orders one dirigible from the Zeppelin Lufschiffbau company, to be delivered late next year. In other news, King Luitpold offers the Imperial German government more Bavarian troops to deal with Venezuela and the colonies. He also asks Kaiser Wilhelm to allow more Catholic missionaries to proseletyze in the colonies, as the Catholic-majority Bavarians feel that the colonies are being subtly Protestant-ised. Considering that the colonies are the possession of the whole German Empire, and not just the Protestant North, the King feels that allowing more Catholic missionaries would spread good-feeling around the three Southern German states (Bavaria, Wurrtemberg and Baden). The annual Oktoberfest attracts record numbers of patriotic Bavarians, eager to celebrate their separate Catholic Bavarian culture and heritage, whilst also maintaining pride in being a part of the glorious German Empire. 

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, which grows to 90,000 this year. The infrastructure for conscription is now largely in place, and radio and machine gun research continues. A modern battlecruiser, the S.S. Witsanu, is put under construction, but will not be completed for years. A destroyer is completed this year, however. Siam also warns Hong Kong to halt its imperialist activities against Guangzhou, which is now held by Siam for the duration of the unrest in China. 

Sweden-Norway: We promote nationalism and improve our military. 

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 ships. The military continues to uses a new tactic called trench warfare to train our troops in new ways. At the conference in Korea we ask if we can make a military base on Korea's land. to use.

  •  Serbian Diplomacy: We ask Romania to join us against the Ottomans.

Ottoman Empire: Abdul Hamid II orders 7000 more troops to be sent to the European Vilayets to assist the existing forces there and also orders all forces in the European Vilayets to march on Serbia. Dissent continues to grow among the Turkish population, although at a slow pace.

  • Serbian Diplomacy: We warn the Ottomans that we will send in our army through Ottoman lands if the Ottomans will invade us.

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. France refuses to get involved in the conflict in Eastern Europe but is shocked that Russia has started an unnecesary war. thoughts about ending the alliance grow as France starts looking for closer ties with the British.

  • 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 noire 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 develop of the African colonies continue 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 continue.
  • Greek to France Diplomacy: King George also offers an alliance and trade agreement with the nation of France, and also asks for small subsidies to support Greek infrastructure and economy.
  • French response: France agrees to a trade agreement and to start investing in greece. France also offers to mediate between Greece and the ottmans.
  • The UK agrees to pursue closer relations with France in the name of peace in Europe.

Monaco: Bank of Saint Roman expands. The Monégasque Franc is becoming more stable, thus becoming more attractive to invest in. Land reclmationn continues

Kingdom of Serbia: Our king Alexander I almost dies when drinking too much Vodka, we improve our military, In response to the Ottoman Invasion of our country we ask the nations of Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, and Montenegro (Mod Response) to be our allies and help us repel the Ottoman Invasion.

Russian Empire: Continues to improve our economy and build up our military. Over 70 million Russians now slowly to becoming better for earning money for work in factories and its goal is Russia to becomes most powerful and richest country along with Great Britain, France and Germany. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in Russia. The Moscow Tornado that occurs in last six mouths is over and over 3000 people died. But if we do, we rebuild houses that has destroyed during Moscow Tornado. Meanwhile, Igor Podolskaly begins writing on their second book called The Sweetest Folk: Meet the Imperial Bears. Some destroyers and battleships are built and added it to Russian Navy. To seek for more friendships, Czar Nicholas II of Russia offers an alliance and trade agreement to nations of France and Emirate of Nejd.

  • Serbian Diplomacy: We ask for help against the Ottoman Empire, since they have invaded us.
  • Russian Diplomacy: We accepted, as we are now at war with Ottoman Empire, along joining Serbia's side.
  • The UNITED KINGDOM: urges Russia to reconsider this stupid decision and not threaten the ridiculously unstable peace in Europe.

Belgium: Our neutrality continues, no matter what conflict. Military and economy are expanded. Russian books are banned from our country, saying they are bad influence.

Australia: We continue to build up our military. The navy launches two destroyers and sends one to the east coast and one to the west. The irrigation and agriculture continues to grow and expand. Industry in major cities are going strong and churning out new equipment. We watch Siam with wary eyes, considering their response to one of our allies. Some are worried about the Russians recent actions, but the government takes no move against them.

Korea: We continue to improve the military and infrastructure. We continue to work on the industry.The Hanseong Conference begins in Hanseong. (No, duh). The US, UK, France, Germany, Romania, Sweden-Norway, Denmark, and the Netherlands are participating.

  • Modernization Progress: To be finished in 1925.5
  • Australia: We offer Korea support and an alliance.

'''''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.

Mexico: With a full year of revolts and rioting the election occurs in Mexico, however, with Diaz running the bullying for votes continues to gain him political territory. However, when he still loses the election, Diaz imprisons his opponent a young new politician named Fernando Velasquez. This leads to Diaz and his security retinue being ambushed and killed openly in Mexico City. With this the nation openly breaks out in Civil war with various factions vying for power. Leader of the constitutionalists manages to win control over a good portion of the Mexican military and begins fighting the various factions as Thousands of Radicalists break open nearly 20 years of suppressed issues. The casualties begin to mount as the wanton destruction begins to take a toll on the country. The Federalists under a Political leader named Alejandro Cortez a rather dynamic riser from the Mexican lower classes, also manages to take control of a large portion of the military and begins work on making sure that the Radicals in his portions of mexico are put down. no clear sides have developed yet but the war continues, nonetheless, with only the Federalists and Constitutionalists taking the major mantle of the clear powers. Fernando Velasques, however, takes over as Mexico's president urging many to halt the conflict - however unsuccessfully.

Brazil: President Neves' economic model moves at full steam ahead. Tech research continues. We eye the Venezuelan situation carefully, and offer Venezuela entrance to the CoLA contingent upon economic and banking reforms as well as a restructuring of their debt. We will hear back soon.

United States: The United States continues to expand its economic and political force around the world. The recent crisis in Venezuela forces the United States and the Roosevelt administration to pursue a more protective policy of America's backyard. Military expenditure expands and further spending is added for the Navy. Military bases are expanded in Hawaii, the Philippines, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

  • Cuba: Cuba's economy and government continues to expand in the wake of the crisis in Venezuela. American interests continue to expand across the island nation.

The United Kingdom decides that Germany is worrying for no reason and instead reaches out to France to be prepared. In Venezuela the UK seeks arbitration and asks the United States to mediate. Due to stuff that is going on, the UK increases the size of the Royal Navy and Parliament approves an increase in expenditure of funds on the armed forces. 

Kingdom of Spain: The economy is improved, still recovering from the Spanish-American war. Alfonso XIII starts to see his popularity drop amount the populace, but has no worries due to to his power and influence among loyalists. Because of the loss of colonial possessions to the Americans, troops begin to move to Western Sahara and Spanish Guinea. Former military members also move to these to start up more simple lives then their old comparison. A couple warships, are started on construction, and plan to be finished by the end of the year. New trade agreements are send out to France to stabilize our long term relationship.

  • Spanish Guinea: Economy is improved.
  • Spanish Sahara: Economy is improved.

Hong Kong: With the breakdown of the Qing Empire we support and fund Sun Yat-sen's faction, the Tomgmenghui (later the Kuomintang) as he attended the Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese, and we believe in his ideals. We also offer the city of Gunagzhou trade agreements and military protection, stating that the Qing Empire is falling apart, and thus it will benefit from both Hong Kongese trade and protection (needs mod response). The development of modern day battleships and the port economy also continues. Meanwhile, a large influx of Chinese immigrants enter the city, and the government figures out a way to deal with this problem.

Greece: The Greek economy is still slightly damaged, but is improving at a fast rate. As Greece is now receiving small subsidies from the United Kingdom and France, the economy and infrastructure continue to improve. Many roads, banks and public buildings are built around the country. Despite the loss of territory to the Turks, Greek morale and nationalism are at their heights. 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. With the alliance, trade agreement, and subsidies from the United Kingdom, King George thanks King Edward VII for his generosity, and sends a small gift to the royal family. He is also grateful for the new alliance with Russia. To improve relations around the world, King George also offers an alliance and trade agreement with the nation of France and United States, and also asks for small subsidies to support Greek infrastructure and economy. Trade agreements are offered to Denmark and Bulgaria. Although the economy is not good enough to support them, King George wishes Nejd and Serbia luck in the war with the Ottomans. The embargo on the Ottomans and their trade continues. Greek troops begin to gather on the Greek-Ottoman border due to troop movement there. Greek citizens continue to burn and stomp on pictures of Ottoman leader Abdul Hamid II. This makes the already tense Greek-Ottoman relations to continue to become tenser. The Greek parliament passes many anti-Turk laws, such as the ban of turban and their religious symbols. The citizens don't object. Propaganda against the Turks 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-four.

1905.0

Mod Events:

  1. Albert Einstein (in German Empire) publishes his paper On a heuristic viewpoint concerning the production and transformation of light, in which he explains the photoelectric effect using the notion of light quanta. This does many things including laying down the foundations of quantum physics.
  2. The revolts on Crete continue with 1500 men under politician, Eleftherios Venizelos who attempts to press for its unification with Greece.
  3. The Trans-Siberian Railway in the Russian Empire is completed and official opens.
  4. The 1905 Kangra Earthquake occurs in India and kills 20,000.

Bulgaria: the request from Serbia is approved, and Prince Ferdinand seizes the chance, and declares full independence from the Ottoman Empire, as the Tsardom of Bulgaria.

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.

Qing Empire: Empress Dowager Cixi, initiated the 'New Policy' in order to set in reforms in China such as teaching of western education in schools and accepting the western dates. But these reforms, certainly had little effect upon what seemed was the rapid disintegration of the Qing Empire. Upon the orders of Emperor Guangxu, the military was cut down in size and a moderately sized army of 400,000 men with an additional 200,000 reserves was maintained. However, a paramilitary unit (of more than millions of men) was established to maintain law and order within the state, with Zhou Kai Yen appointed as the Core Commander of the Qing Paramilitary Force and the military and paramilitary were equipped with modern weaponry imported from Europe in order to replace quantity with quality. The Emperor, maintained his belief that China must keep up with her neighbouring states and immediately set out to establish a modern navy for China, that is to make sure China did not suffer a defeat as harsh as it did during the Sino - Japanese War and more recently, the Boxer Rebellion and announced the construction of battleships, destroyers and most importantly, research put into developing a dreadnought. Whilst these reforms were brought, a major crackdown was launched upon Chinese merchants engaged in illegal trading, that is in order to set up a much more planned economy. By February, Empress Dowager Cixi had fallen terribly ill which temporarily granted Emperor Guangxi a hand in how to run the state, who immediately imposed a system of governors upon the state. That is, the power of the nobility was decreased and many ordinary men, however, with qualifications granted the position of Governor of their respective province. Because these men had no true power, that is they had been appointed by the Emperor, they were keen on remaining loyal for the Emperor could dismiss them anytime. However, on 10th of June, Empress Cixi abolished this system, and restored the nobility. These actions made it very clear to the people and most important, the enemies of the Qing that the state was falling into political turmoil. One of these men, Dr Sun Yat-sen; backed by Japan, funded groups in China to fight against the monarchy and by 29th of July, three major groups had been formed that were the Kuomintang, the Akatsuki and the Espada who sought to put an end to imperial rule and establish a republic and on 3rd December, these groups signed an agreement to unite against the Qing Empire. The new group, however, was referred to as the Tongmenhiu. The group rapidly gained support from the people especially, in the south from the Han. Meanwhile, the popularity of the Qing suffered. 


  • Qing - German Diplomacy: The Qing Empire politely decline the German request of an alliance.

Liberia: Development of the coasts is going well, and many major cities are still under going large infrastructural and educational developments paid for mainly by funds from tariffs and diamonds. The modest land force of only a few thousand standing is modest, but recent policies have expanded it by relying on a few powerful but complacent tribes as police forces in their respective regions. Meanwhile, the navy has been expanded to a total of three modern battleships can regularly be seen patrolling the coasts as a form of mild protection mixed with propaganda. Meanwhile, another one is still under construction. The Theory of Evolution becomes popular within the Masonic Order and a secret-for-now eugenics program is attempted. In this program are 80 voluntary (through various means) hand-picked Americo-Liberians, 30 Native Liberians, ten South American Aborigines ("they survive in the jungle too, right?" is the argument presented), and ten Moors; totaling 150 individuals. The program incorporates absolute breeding control in a well-controlled community in Monrovia proper, with a pregnancy rate of 10% per quarter, in which the children are then raised in a very-well run state institution in which the children are asked at age 18 if they would like to join the program or not, with many added benefits to entice them.

Montenegro: The Prince of Montenegro announce his intention to enact full neutrality, in a similar way to OTL Switzerland. As a result, he is trying to build up a strong military. He also wants Montenegro to become an economic powerhouse, so he introduced compulsory education, gender equality in education, and the creation of a Science Center in Cetinje, the capital. He hopes to attract foreign scientists there by calling for the rich elite to spend money on the Science Center. For short term economic growth, he donated some money to help peasants and struggling businessmen, and encourage people to do the same. Schools open throughout the country in a six month period as planned. In foreign policy we wish to establish embassies in major nations of UK, France, Russia, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden-Norway, Denmark, Netherlands and Austria; as well as the Balkan nations of Albania, Serbia, Greece, Romania and Bulgaria. We also hope to join hands with Switzerland and Belgium in the future and learn how to keep neutrality.

  • Italy Dip: We agree on the establishment of an embassy in Rome and congratulate the nation on the wise choice.
  • German Dip: The Kaiser gladly accepts the Montenegrin Embassy, but urges them to take action against their dangerous Serbian neighbors.

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. We rally our fleet and army in case of an Ottoman invasion on Greece or war spilling over to Greece, Montenegro and Italy (the later being unlikely whatsoever) guaranteeing their freedom as Balkanic states in an attempt to strengthen the relations with them. However, the official politic is to remain neutral in this war unless given a good reason - for the time being at least.

  • Montenegro Dip: We hope for an Italian, German, French and Austrian assurance that we will be protected from both sides of the Serbo-Turkish War. We are keeping out of that war due to our neutrality. We also hope that great powers will help us modernise our military.

Kingdom of Serbia: We continue to look for allies against Ottomans, as they have invaded us, we only have Russia as an ally, which we think is too few allies, so we again send ally requests to Bulgaria, Romania and Montenegro.

  • Montenegro Dip: We acknowledge that the Serbs were attacked, but we are pursuing armed neutrality so we are sending only weaponry and medical support but not menforce, in support of Serbia. And you'd better not say Russia is too small or they'll get angry.
  • Let me get this straight. You think Russia is too small an ally...so you're getting Bulgaria, Romania, and Montenegro?!?! Callumthered (talk) 10:24, October 28, 2014 (UTC)
  • I meant, that only have one ally, which is too small, not that Russia is weak.
  • Haha, okay, that makes more sense. In that case, it would be better to say that Russia alone was too few allies, rather than too small. ;) Callumthered (talk) 10:39, October 28, 2014 (UTC)
  • changed it.

Kingdom of Bavaria: Work continues on the two airships for the Royal Bavarian Army. Luitpold again offers the Imperial German government more Bavarian troops to deal with Venezuela and the colonies. He also asks Kaiser Wilhelm to allow more Catholic missionaries to proseletyze in the colonies, as the Catholic-majority Bavarians feel that the colonies are being subtly Protestant-ised. Considering that the colonies are the possession of the whole German Empire, and not just the Protestant North, the King feels that allowing more Catholic missionaries would spread good-feeling around the three Southern German states (Bavaria, Wurrtemberg and Baden). 

  • Montenegro Dip: We want to exchange embassies with you.  OK?
  • Bavarian Diplomacy: The Bavarian government would be delighted to set up a consulate in Cetinje, alongside the Imperial German embassy currently there. Bavarian investors are also interested in investing money in the small principality, as many believe it has fine potential. 
  • The Kaiser of Germany allows Bavarian Catholic missionaries to travel to our colonies on the basis of one Catholic per two Protestants from the rest of the Empire.

The German Empire announced that it will be declaring war on the Russian Empire as a result of their egregious offensive maneuvers in Eastern Europe. We urge our closely aligned British friends to put aside our differences and join us against the Slavic barbarians. This is a separate war from the Ottoman War. We also urge Sweden-Norway to fight as well as Austria-Hungary.

  • I would like to inform you that Sweden-Norway was neutral then.
  • Serbian Diplomacy: We declare war on the imperialist, corrupt German Empire for their declaration of our ally Russia.
  • Bavarian Diplomacy: King Luitpold sends a telegram to the Kaiser declaring his support for the Imperial government in the war, and officially handing control of the Royal Bavarian Army to the Imperial General Staff for the duration of the war against Russia. He also thanks His Imperial Majesty for the wise decision regarding the missionaries.  
  • Montenegro Dip: In response to the German call, we are pulling out ofthe battlefield and no longer supporting anyanside. The Prince declares an European War is a Threat to Montenegrin Sovereignty and thus urge people in Montenegro to keep calm. We put our army on a high alert and would fight against anyone, any side violating our sovereignty.

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 ships. The military continues to uses a new tactic called trench warfare to train our troops in new ways. At the conference in Korea we ask if we can make a military base on Korea's land. to use. We assist Serbia in the war against the Ottomans.

  • Serbian Diplomacy: We thank Romania for their declaration of war on the Ottomans.

Ottoman Empire: Abdul Hamid II orders 10.000 troops to be sent to the Russian Ottoman border in an attempt to hold off Russian forces. He also orders that all Muslim men living in European Vilayets and all Muslim men living in the Six Armenian vilayets be given weapons in case those areas are lost. Ottoman forces continue to march on Serbia. Propaganda against Serbia and Russia is made and sent all over the country.

  • Ottoman Dip: We thank Germany for their help against the Russian Empire.

Russian Empire: Continues to improve our economy and build up our military. Over 75 million Russians now slowly to becoming better for earning money for work in factories and its goal is Russia to becomes most powerful and richest country along with Great Britain, France and Germany. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in Russia. War is declared upon the Ottoman Empire, as the Serbian call for help was accepted and joining on Serbia's side in War of Ottoman Aggression. The Imperial Russian Army sends 900,000 troops in order to attack Ottoman Empire. The Imperial Russian Navy sends 20,000 military ships to blockades the Ottoman coast. Meanwhile, Igor Podolskaly completes the book The Sweetest Folk: Meet the Imperial Bears and releases it. Some destroyers and battleships are built and added to the Russian Navy.

Greece: The Greek economy is still slightly damaged, but is improving at a fast rate. As Greece is now receiving small subsidies from the United Kingdom and France, the economy and infrastructure continue to greatly improve. Many roads, banks and public buildings are built around the country. Despite the loss of territory to the Turks, Greek morale and nationalism are at their heights. 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. With the alliance, trade agreement, and subsidies from the United Kingdom, King George thanks King Edward VII for his generosity, and sends a small gift to the royal family. He is also grateful for the new alliance with Russia. Trade agreements are offered to Denmark and Bulgaria. The embargo on the Ottomans and their trade continues. Greek troops begin to gather on the Greek-Ottoman border due to troop movement there. Greek citizens continue to burn and stomp on pictures of Ottoman leader Abdul Hamid II. This makes the already tense Greek-Ottoman relations to continue to become tenser. The Greek parliament passes many anti-Turk laws, such as the ban of turban and their religious symbols. The citizens don't object. Propaganda against the Turks is spread around the country. Greece accepts Montenegro's embassy and wishes to found an embassy in their nation as well. In other diplomatic terms, King George allows Italian ships to come in at port. Also, to further relations he asks for an alliance, and small amount of subsidies for reconstruction of our infrastructure and economy. Infrastructure, economy and military are increased/improved (and are becoming increased at a faster rate, due to the situation of the country improving). As for George's opinion on the recently erupted war, he declares the country neutral as the nation has not fully recovered from the previous war. He warns nations infringe upon Greek claims, specifically the territory in the Megali Idea, or there might be conflict. He also warns all nations that if any part of the war spills into Greece, it will be seen as a declaration of war against the nation. King George I of Greece turns forty-two. Although he expects no response, George asks his enemy, Abdul if they could make negotiations for Crete to join the kingdom.

  • Montenegro Dip: Yes, an embassy in Cetinje, please.

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. France refuses to get involved in the conflict in Eastern Europe but is shocked that Russia has started an unnecesary war. thoughts about ending the alliance grow as France starts looking for closer ties with the British.

  • 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 noire 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 develop of the African colonies continue 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 continue. 
  • Montenegro Dip: Due to continued French neutrality in the conflict,  we wish to exchange embassies (both ways) and establish friendly relations.

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, which grows to 95,000 this year. The infrastructure for conscription is now largely in place, and radio and machine gun research continues. A modern battlecruiser, the S.S. Witsanu, is put under construction, but will not be completed for years. A destroyer is completed this year, however. Siam also warns Hong Kong to halt its imperialist activities against Guangzhou, which is now held by Siam for the duration of the unrest in China. The garrison is re-inforced to 5000, and ships are mined to block the harbour. Siam is unnerved by the conflict in Europe, and hopes it will not develop into a global conflict, but harbours few hopes in that direction. Some reservists are called up and the military readies itself for possible conflict if Siam is attacked.

  • Australia: As an ally of Hong Kong, and a Commonwealth nation, we request that Siam backs off. We request negotiations, but will protect our ally.
  • Hong Kong: We thank Australia for intervening for us against Siam and we also request negoations with the nation. If necessary, other nations, such as the Qing Empire should join the negotiations, in the Pacific Conference of 1905.  
  • Siam Refuses to abandon Guanngzhou to imperialist annexation, but agrees to negotiations.

Australia: We continue to warily watch the situation with Siam as well as Europe. Our military is built up to 5000 professional soldiers. We begin construction on our shipyards to build battleships and other large warships. We still lack artillery of any sort. The economy continues to improve. The government of Australia promises to protect Hong Kong if their policies lead to issues with their neighbors. Some propose to put in place anti-Chinese immigration policies to prevent a large influx of Chinese. The population continues to grow and we continue to build railroads connecting all the cities around the nation.

Hong Kong: We thank Australia for the offer and we officially accept the Commonwealth Alliance. 

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.

United States: The United States continues to expand its economic and political force around the world. The recent crisis in Venezuela forces the United States and the Roosevelt administration to pursue a more protective policy of America's backyard. Military expenditure expands and further spending is added for the Navy. Military bases are expanded in Hawaii, the Philippines, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

  • Cuba: Cuba's economy and government continues to expand in the wake of the crisis in Venezuela. American interests continue to expand across the island nation.

Kingdom of Spain: The economy is improved, still recovering from the Spanish-American war. Alfonso XIII starts to see his popularity drop amount the populace, but has no worries due to to his power and influence among loyalists. Because of the loss of colonial possessions to the Americans, troops begin to move to Western Sahara and Spanish Guinea. Former military members also move to these to start up more simple lives then their old comparison. A couple warships, are started on construction, and plan to be finished by the end of the year. New trade agreements are send out to France to stabilize our long term relationship.

  • Spanish Guinea: Economy is improved.
  • Spanish Sahara: Economy is improved.

Hong Kong: With the outbreak of war in Europe and tensions rising in Asia, the Hong Kongese show the first signs of unity against two common enemies, the Qing Empire and Siam. With us on the brink of war, development of the modern day battleship speeds up, and this leads to the ship building industry skyrocketing in the city. As a result of this, our port economy also develops. We also continue to support the Tongmenhiu and other anti-Qing groups.

Hong Kong Dip: With tensions rising in Asia, we propose the Pacific Conference of 1905, with it being held here in Hong Kong. We invite the nations of Australia, New Zealand, the Qing Empire, and Tongmenhiu, Siam, Japan, Korea, and Russia to come.

1905.5

Netherlands: The integration of our American colonies has so far brought a positive result through a larger investment in the local infrastructure and in the modernization of the production of goods. We declares our neutrality in the conflict and prepare our force in case that France or Germany decide to cross our frontiers. An alliance with Hong Kong is now severely considered by the State. We accept the Montenegrin demand. Dutch East Indies: Follow the step of Australia and decide to limit Chinese immigration. Effort to Westernize the Indonesian and make them closer to the Dutch continue. Effort to build modern farms start.

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.

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 first three ships are finished.

Qing Empire: Empress Dowager Cixi, initiated the 'New Policy' in order to set in reforms in China such as teaching of western education in schools and accepting the western dates. But these reforms, certainly had little effect upon what seemed was the rapid disintegration of the Qing Empire. Upon the orders of Emperor Guangxu, the military was cut down in size and a moderately sized army of 400,000 men with an additional 200,000 reserves was maintained. However, a paramilitary unit (of more than millions of men) was established to maintain law and order within the state, with Zhou Kai Yen appointed as the Core Commander of the Qing Paramilitary Force and the military and paramilitary were equipped with modern weaponry imported from Europe in order to replace quantity with quality. The Emperor, maintained his belief that China must keep up with her neighbouring states and immediately set out to establish a modern navy for China, that is to make sure China did not suffer a defeat as harsh as it did during the Sino - Japanese War and more recently, the Boxer Rebellion and announced the construction of battleships, destroyers and most importantly, research put into developing a dreadnought. Whilst these reforms were brought, a major crackdown was launched upon Chinese merchants engaged in illegal trading, that is in order to set up a much more planned economy. By February, Empress Dowager Cixi had fallen terribly ill which temporarily granted Emperor Guangxi a hand in how to run the state, who immediately imposed a system of governors upon the state. That is, the power of the nobility was decreased and many ordinary men, however, with qualifications granted the position of Governor of their respective province. Because these men had no true power, that is they had been appointed by the Emperor, they were keen on remaining loyal for the Emperor could dismiss them anytime. However, on 10th of June, Empress Cixi abolished this system, and restored the nobility. These actions made it very clear to the people and most important, the enemies of the Qing that the state was falling into political turmoil. One of these men, Dr Sun Yat-sen; backed by Japan, funded groups in China to fight against the monarchy and by 29th of July, three major groups had been formed that were the Kuomintang, the Akatsuki and the Espada who sought to put an end to imperial rule and establish a republic and on 3rd December, these groups signed an agreement to unite against the Qing Empire. The new group, however, was referred to as the Tongmenhiu. The group rapidly gained support from the people - especially in the south from the Han. Meanwhile, the popularity of the Qing suffered. 

  • Qing - Hong Kong Diplomacy: The Qing officials are outraged that the Tongmenhiu had been invited to the Conference, and therefore refuse to to go to Pacific Conference of 1905. 
  • Tongmenhiu - Hong Kong Diplomacy: The Tongmenhiu gladly accept 
  • Siam: requests to deepen positive ties into a de jure alliance.
  • Hong Kong-Qing Empire Diplomacy: The reason why we invited the Tongmenhiu to the conference was so the Qing and the Tongmenhiu could negoatiate with each other, as the Tongmenhiu are a major faction in the Qing Empire.
  • Hong Kong-Tongmenhiu Diplomacy: We thank the Tongmenhiu for accepting to join the Pacific Conference of 1906 and apologize for moving it to next year. We do this apology by continuing to support the Tongmenhiu.  

Brazil: President Neves' economic model moves at full steam ahead. Tech research continues. The situations in Europe and Asia are eyed carefully, but safe in the knowledge that Brazil and its Latin American allies will not be dragged into senseless conflict and rather prosper amidst a backdrop of strife. The Confederation of Latin America meets this year in Bogota, and extends membership to most South American countries so long as they meet the requirements for entry. We patiently wait for this to happen.

Montenegro: The Prince introduced further economic and educational reforms. He established a labour law, which allowed only eight hours a day and 48 hrs a week of work. Women are declared equal to men in all works, rights and duty. With the opening of schools devoted to adult literacy, it is expected that 99% of Montenegrins will be literate by 1915. The prince also voiced his support for democracy and was preparing to form a constitutional monarchy after the reforms are finished - maybe in 1925. Freedom of politics, freedom of assembly and freedom of speech are declared. Also, a large Montenegrin trading firm is formed with a fleet of 20 ships, and the prince announced his support of ten million perpers for poor farmers and struggling businessmen to recover from losses and build a united and equal Montenegro. Further improvement is made to the Montenegrin Armed Forces. A Montenegrin Navy is formed, so far with only five ships bought from royal donations. The prince tells the people that a strong armed force is needed for protection of neutrality and sovereignty. 

  • Belgian Dip-Montenegro: In response to the request last year, we would like to establish an embassy in your country. We also give tips on neutrality, with the major and important ones being to trade with both sides and ally only if absolutely necessary, and preferably with other neutral nations
  • This estimation of your literacy rate reaching 99% in ten years is incorrect. You may be small and passing many educational reforms, but you are a slavic nation, and if you were to drastically improve your literacy rate it would take longer. Also, keep in mind that Montenegro isn't all that rich. At the time you have a small population, lack of raw materials, underdeveloped transport network, and low rate of investment. This is why I also believe that you would not have enough capital to support this large trading firm. I am fine with you passing all these reforms, but also keep in mind that they won't just happen like that. For example, many men of the time are probably against gender equality for women as this is the mindset of the time. These new laws and reforms need to be enforced, and enforcing them fully can take time. If any fellow mod disagrees with this cross-out please contact me. -Nic

Russian Empire: Continues to improve our economy and build up our military. Over 80 million Russians now slowly to becoming better for earning money for work in factories and its goal is Russia to becomes most powerful and richest country along with Great Britain, France and Germany. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in Russia. Russia continues its war on the Ottomans, along with Serbia and Romania as its allies. The Imperial Russian Army currently occupies northeastern Turkey, thanks to machine gun technology. The Imperial Russian Navy defeats all Ottoman ships in Black Sea and fully blockades the Ottoman coast in Black Sea, but not in Mediterranean Sea. Once the Americans prove its first fight in two years ago, the Russians begins to prove its first fight in Eurasia. Here in Samara, the Russian brothers Wragolsky inventing and builds the world's third successful airplane on 19 July, as a result, the first military airplane was more so successful with machine gun on. With Germany joining on Ottoman side against Serbia, Russia and Romania in War of Ottoman Aggression, Czar Nicholas II of Russia requests that Greece and France joins Serbia's side against Ottoman Empire and Germany in War of Ottoman Aggression. Meanwhile, Igor Podolskaly completes the book The Sweetest Folk: Meet the Imperial Bears and releases it.

Kingdom of Serbia: Full-scale attack on European Ottoman lands continue, we apreciate the support from Russia and Romania, propaganda begins against the Ottomans and Germans, portraying them as "horrible war-loving barbarians", embargo is placed on both countries. Military is heavily expanded, along with patriotism and hatred against the Ottomans. 

  • Before everyone talks about invading one-another and having successful battles, it would be more realistic if you made the algo first, as you don't know which side will win. -Nic

Sweden-Norway: We address a number of issues this year and improve military, along with patriotism.  

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 continues to be built, with construction speeding up to ready it for action as soon as possible. Production of landing craft and transports speeds up. Reservists continue to be called up, and are movd to staging areas in the south of the country, near Bangkok and on the Malay Peninsula. In Guangzhou, the garrison entrenches around the city, while batteries are constructed for defence from maritime attack.

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 ships. The military continues to uses a new tactic called trench warfare to train our troops in new ways. At the conference in Korea we ask if we can make a military base on Korea's land to use. We continue to assist Serbia in the war against the Ottomans. More troops are getting drafted to fight the Ottomans. Our navy sends battleships down to Ottoman lands to drop off our troops. 

Australia: With war in Europe raging, we continue to build up our military forces. We break ground on an artillery manufacturing facility in Sydney. We also launch another destroyer. The army modernizes to 5000 active soldiers.

Agriculture continues to improve with barley and wheat being grown on the west coast, and other crops being grown throughout the nation. We encourage farming through land grants and tax relief.

  • Australian Diplomacy: We offer to sell destroyers to interested nations.
  • Montenegro Dip: We ordered three (3) destroyers. 
  • Australian Diplomacy: We will deliver them to you over the next year and a half. We request a payment of 10,000,000 per ship.
  • Montenegrin Dip: We will pay 20 million immediately. The rest will be paid when the ships are delivered.
    • It is not plausible for the Montenegrin government to have enough money to buy these destroyers.
  • Australian Dip: Agreed.

Ottoman Empire Abdul Hamid II orders that all men between the ages of sixteen and seventy be conscripted. Two hundred thousand troops are sent to northeastern Turkey. in an attempt to remove Russian forces there. Fifty thousand troops are sent into the European Vilayets to re-enforce the existing forces there. If they retreat, they are ordered to destroy anything that could help the enemy. Fortifications are constructed in the cities of Istanbul and Jerusalem.

Greece: The Greek economy is still slightly damaged, but is improving at a fast rate. As Greece is now receiving small subsidies from the United Kingdom and France, the economy and infrastructure continue to greatly improve. Many roads, banks and public buildings are built around the country. Despite the loss of territory to the Turks, Greek morale and nationalism are at their heights. 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. With the alliance, trade agreement, and subsidies from the United Kingdom, King George thanks King Edward VII for his generosity, and sends a small gift to the royal family. He is also grateful for the new alliance with Russia. Trade agreements are offered to Denmark and Bulgaria. The embargo on the Ottomans and their trade continues. Greek troops begin to gather on the Greek-Ottoman border due to troop movement there. Greek citizens continue to burn and stomp on pictures of Ottoman leader Abdul Hamid II. This makes the already tense Greek-Ottoman relations to continue to become tenser. The Greek parliament passes many anti-Turk laws, such as the ban of turban and their religious symbols. The citizens don't object. Propaganda against the Turks is spread around the country. In other diplomatic terms, King George allows Italian ships to come in at port. Also, to further relations he asks for an alliance, and small amount of subsidies for reconstruction of our infrastructure and economy. Infrastructure, economy and military are increased/improved (and are becoming increased at a faster rate, due to the situation of the country improving). As for George's opinion on the recently erupted war, he declares the country neutral as the nation has not fully recovered from the previous war. He warns nations infringe upon Greek claims, specifically the territory in the Megali Idea, or there might be conflict. He also warns all nations that if any part of the war spills into Greece, it will be seen as a declaration of war against the nation. King George I of Greece turns forty-two. Although he expects no response, George asks his enemy, Abdul if they could make negotiations for Crete to join the kingdom.

  • Ottoman Dip: Abdul Hamid II agrees to George's request to make negotiations.
  • Danish Diplomacy: We accept the Greek offer for a trade agreement.

Belgium: Leopold II condemns the war in the East, although we are still neutral. He calls it a fool's conflict, one that did not have any reason to be in this world. We cut our ties with the eastern countries, and offer an alliance to the Netherlands. We also seek to renew the trade agreement with the Netherlands.

United States: The United States continues to expand its economic and political force around the world. The recent crisis in Venezuela forces the United States and the Roosevelt administration to pursue a more protective policy of America's backyard. Military expenditure expands and further spending is added for the Navy. Military bases are expanded in Hawaii, the Philippines, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

  • Cuba: Cuba's economy and government continues to expand in the wake of the crisis in Venezuela. American interests continue to expand across the island 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. (Permisson granted by MP) Riydah is retaken from the Shammar, and the Emirate of Nejd becomes to dominant state of the House of Saud.

Kingdom of Bavaria: Propaganda directed against the Russians and Serbians is printed in large numbers, encouraging people to support the war effort. The Socialist party is somewhat opposed to the war. The RBA's first two airships are completed and undergo flight tests in preparation for being sent to the front lines. The Socialist Party renews its demands for direct election of Landtag representatives, as opposed to the current indirect system. Crown Prince Ludwig voices his support for the reform, saying that it is time direct suffrage took place. This wins him the support of many on the Left of politics. True to character, his father, King Luitpold remains above the political debate.  

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. France refuses to get involved in the conflict in Eastern Europe but is shocked that Russia has started an unnecesary war. thoughts about ending the alliance grow as France starts looking for closer ties with the British.

  • 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 noire 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 develop of the African colonies continue 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 continue. 


Hong Kong: With the outbreak of war in Europe and tensions rising in Asia, the Hong Kongese show the first signs of unity against two common enemies, the Qing Empire and Siam. With us on the brink of war, development of the modern day battleship speeds up, and this leads to the ship building industry skyrocketing in the city. As a result of this, our port economy also develops. We also continue to support the Tongmenhiu and other anti-Qing groups.

  • Hong Kong Dip: We postpone the Pacific Conference of 1905. Thus we make it the Pacific Confeference of 1906. The reason for this is that only the Tongmenhiu replied, and we apologize for wasting their time. All previous nations are invited to join (Australia, Korea, Japan, Siam, British Raj.) 
  • Australia: We agree to come to the conference. We offer to sell Hong Kong a destroyer for 8,000,000 dollars.
  • Dutch East Indies Dip: On the behalf of the Netherlands, we ask to participate to the Pacific Conference.
  • Hong Kong Dip: We allow The Dutch East Indies to participate in the Pacific Conference of 1906.

Siam: agrees to attend the conference.

The United Kingdom: Continues to recognize Russia as a stupid country and calls out Germany for being more stupid. The armed forces increase in size and power due to threatening conditions in Europe. We attempt to become closer with France because they seem reasonable.

1906.0

Mod Events:

  1. A nationalistic coalition of merchants, intellectuals, and religious leaders start a revolution in Persia for the Shah to make a constitution and establish a national assembly.
  2. A tragic explosion in a coal mine in France kills 1,069.
  3. One of the worst natural disasters, the San Francisco Earthquake (7.8 Magnitude) occurs. This causes thousands to be killed, above two-hundred thousand left homeless, and around $350 million in damages.
  4. Another great earthquake in Chile occurs (8.2 Magnitude), causing twenty thousand dead, and similar effects to the one in the United States.

' 'Qing Empire: Empress Dowager Cixi, initiated the 'New Policy' in order to set in reforms in China such as teaching of western education in schools and accepting the western dates. But these reforms, certainly had little effect upon what seemed was the rapid disintegration of the Qing Empire. Upon the orders of Emperor Guangxu, the military was cut down in size and a moderately sized army of 400,000 men with an additional 200,000 reserves was maintained. However, a paramilitary unit (of more than millions of men) was established to maintain law and order within the state, with Zhou Kai Yen appointed as the Core Commander of the Qing Paramilitary Force and the military and paramilitary were equipped with modern weaponry imported from Europe in order to replace quantity with quality. The Emperor, maintained his belief that China must keep up with her neighbouring states and immediately set out to establish a modern navy for China, that is to make sure China did not suffer a defeat as harsh as it did during the Sino - Japanese War and more recently, the Boxer Rebellion and announced the construction of battleships, destroyers and most importantly, research put into developing a dreadnought. Whilst these reforms were brought, a major crackdown was launched upon Chinese merchants engaged in illegal trading, that is in order to set up a much more planned economy. By February, Empress Dowager Cixi had fallen terribly ill which temporarily granted Emperor Guangxi a hand in how to run the state, who immediately imposed a system of governors upon the state. That is, the power of the nobility was decreased and many ordinary men, however, with qualifications granted the position of Governor of their respective province. Because these men had no true power, that is they had been appointed by the Emperor, they were keen on remaining loyal for the Emperor could dismiss them anytime. However, on 10th of June, Empress Cixi abolished this system, and restored the nobility. These actions made it very clear to the people and most important, the enemies of the Qing that the state was falling into political turmoil. One of these men, Dr Sun Yat-sen; backed by Japan, funded groups in China to fight against the monarchy and by 29th of July, three major groups had been formed that were the Kuomintang, the Akatsuki and the Espada who sought to put an end to imperial rule and establish a republic and on 3rd December, these groups signed an agreement to unite against the Qing Empire. The new group, however, was referred to as the Tongmenhiu. The group rapidly gained support from the people - especially in the south from the Han. Meanwhile, the popularity of the Qing suffered. Riots start in cities in support of the Tongmenhiu, and the Paramilitary crack down on these people. Meanwhile, Yuan Shikai and Zhou Kai Yen argue on stuff 

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. Four years since President Neves and the MPP took power in the elections of 1902, it is election year once again. President Neves runs for reelection under the MPP banner while former interim president Rosa Silva runs once again as an independent. Fabricio Vargas runs with the Conservative Party. Elections are held in May as usual and President Neves is reelected by a landslide. Taking 61% of the vote, Neves easily defeats Silva and Vargas (23% and 16%, respectively). Neves' popularity has soared, after his many reforms have proven effective in lifting many out of poverty and mitigating corruption. In the four years with ISI, Brazil has dramatically increased its output and has built-up a respectable industrial base. President Neves intends to keep these policies in place for several more years and slowly ease Brazilian industry out of state-sponsored subsidies and development to be competitive internationally. President Neves tours the Amazonian region and sees the immense work to do there and makes a speech at the Governors Mansion in Manaus, promising to aggressively promote policies to develop Manaus and the greater Brazilian jungle region. Foreign Ministers of the CoLA meet in Valparaiso this year and officially draft a statement of neutrality in the conflicts around the world.

Belgium: Military and economy are expanded. We retain our neutrality. We reorganize our army, renaming it to the BVK (Belgian Defense Forces), and training the men to handle guns should we get attacked.

  • French Dip: France warns Belgium to cease the infringement of Walloon autonomy and cultural identity. On another note France promises to help protect Belgian independence at all costs if it agrees to respect the French Walloon population within the country. Efforts are also made to get Leopold II to cease the torture and brutal exploitation of the Congo, and to also respect the treaty agreed upon by the Berlin congress in 1885 recognizing the Congo as a free trade region for all great powers.
  • Belgian Dip: We apologize to the French for our infringement on the rights of the Walloons. Although Leopold II is reluctant to end the Congo Free State, after a lot of pushing he agrees. We accept your terms.
  • French Dip: The French are thankful to the government in brussels and extend a hand of friendship offering to fully protect them from any incursions on their national autonomy and a free trade agreement in Northern France and throughout Belgium including the possibilty for migrant workers to cross the borders.
  • Belgian Dip: We accept. We also suggest a railway between Brussel and Marseille
  • French Dip: The French agree to a rail way system from Brusses to Namur, to Paris to Marseille.

Emirate of Afghanistan: Habibullah Khan, Abdur Rahman Khan's eldest son and child of a slave mother, takes the throne by virtue of support from the army which was created by his father. Habibullah however, has turned out to not be as domineering as his father. Due to the agreements from the previous Anglo-Afghan War, the foreign policies of Afghanistan are still firmly in British hands. However, Afghanistan is still moderately independent, and fully independent domestically, and this has allowed for King Habibullah I to begin his reign as a secular reformer, beginning with repealing the harshest of criminal penalties for minor infractions that still existed in Afghanistan. With approval from King Habiullah I, Mahmud Tarzi, a highly educated, well-traveled poet and journalists, founds an Afghan nationalist newspaper. Currently, the newspaper eloquently espouses for full Afghan independence, and support for the reforms of King Habibullah I.

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. France refuses to get involved in the conflict in Eastern Europe but is shocked that Russia has started an unnecesary war. thoughts about ending the alliance grow as France starts looking for closer ties with the British. France breaks the alliance with Russia and demands that the eastern allies cease all efforts to infringe upon Ottoman independence. France also offers full diplomatic support for the Ottomans under the condition that the Turks agree to open up talks with the western powers for greater autonomy and freedom of the Christians residing within the Empire.

  • 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 noire 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 develop of the African colonies continue 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 continue. 
  • Ottoman Dip We agree to open up talks.

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 ships. The military continues to uses a new tactic called trench warfare to train our troops in new ways. At the conference in Korea we ask if we can make a military base on Korea's land to use. We continue to assist Serbia in the war against the Ottomans. More troops are getting drafted to fight the Ottomans. Our navy sends battleships down to Ottoman lands to drop off our troops. 

Australia: The government is concerned by world events and continues to increase the size of the active army and reduce the amount of militiamen. We take our first official census and find a population of 3,974,000 people. We continue to develop our navy and begin to consider purchasing a cruiser or a battleship. Agriculture expands and continues to improve. We begin to protect the Thylacine on preserves on the island of Tasmania and the Australian Outback. We expand our port cities and deepen them.

Russian Empire: Continues to improve our economy and build up our military. Over 85 million Russians now slowly to becoming better for earning money for work in factories and its goal is Russia to becomes most powerful and richest country along with Great Britain, France and Germany. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in Russia. Russia continues its war on the Ottomans, along with Serbia and Romania as its allies. The Imperial Russian Army now occupies eastern Turkey, thanks to machine gun technology. The Imperial Russian Navy currently blockades the Ottoman coast in Black Sea, that just started for six mouths ago. Meanwhile, Igor Podolskaly begins writing on their third book called The Sweetest Folk: Meet the Belgians who banned the Series. The first fighters are built in brothers Wragolsky's homeland Samara and proved it with machine gun. Some multi-language schools now opened at almost all largest cities in Finland and Poland. Some multi-language universities now opened at other largest cities in Finland and Poland.

Kingdom of Serbia: Seeing as the War of Ottoman Aggression is a horrible war, in which we are achieving nothing, we propose a peace treaty to stop this war, we also ban the Russian series "The Sweetest Folk" like Belgium did.

  • Ottoman Dip Our condition is that Serbia end its support of the Sultanate of Riyadh.

Greece: The Greek economy is still slightly damaged, but continues to improve at a fast rate. As Greece is now receiving small subsidies from the United Kingdom and France, the economy and infrastructure continue to greatly improve. Many roads, banks, factories, and public buildings are built around the country. Despite the loss of territory to the Turks, Greek morale and nationalism are at their heights. 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 Denmark and Bulgaria. The embargo on the Ottomans and their trade continues. Greek troops begin to gather on the Greek-Ottoman border due to troop movement there. Greek citizens continue to burn and stomp on pictures of Ottoman leader Abdul Hamid II. This makes the already tense Greek-Ottoman relations to continue to become tenser. The Greek parliament passes many anti-Turk laws, such as the ban of turban and their religious symbols. The citizens don't object. Propaganda against the Turks is spread around the country. Also, to further relations with Italy he asks for an alliance, and small amount of subsidies for reconstruction of our infrastructure and economy. 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 continues his opinion that the country's military is neutral in the useless neighboring war. He states that he will join neither side, because Greece is still reconstructing. He warns nations infringe upon Greek claims, specifically the territory in the Megali Idea, or there might be conflict. He also warns all nations that if any part of the war spills into Greece, it will be seen as a declaration of war against the nation. King George I of Greece turns forty-three. The King proposes that if Crete is given to the Kingdom that the embargo will be released, the minority of Turkish citizens in Greece will be allowed to emigrate to the Ottoman Empire, and a non-aggression pack for the Ottoman War of Aggression (This means Greece will be sure to stay completely neutral in the war).

  • Ottoman Dip We will only accept those demands if Greece withdraws its troops from the border.
  • George negotiates that the troops will only be removed only if, the Ottomans have less of a concentration on the Greek border (remove the former placed armies in the vijaylets) after the war is over.

United States: The United States continues to expand its economic and political force around the world. The recent crisis in Venezuela forces the United States and the Roosevelt administration to pursue a more protective policy of America's backyard. Military expenditure expands and further spending is added for the Navy. Military bases are expanded in Hawaii, the Philippines, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. The war in Europe and the Middle East causes considerable concern for the American government, and Roosevelt sternly advises members of Europe to obey international law with regards to each other and the common people. The earthquake is a tragedy for the nation, and the government does what it can to help the people of San Francisco and California recover from the crisis.

  • Cuba: Cuba's economy and government continues to expand in the wake of the crisis in Venezuela. American interests continue to expand across the island nation. A large revolt breaks out following a disputed election, and the United States is called in in order to handle the situation and restore peace to the country. 

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 continues to be built, with construction speeding up to ready it for action as soon as possible. Production of landing craft and transports speeds up. In Guangzhou, the garrison entrenches around the city, while batteries are constructed for defence from maritime attack.

Hong Kong: With us hosting the Pacific Conference of 1906 we have officially rosen to promeniance in Asia, and thus national pride and importance grows. With this growth of pride and sense of international importance, our people become more confident in themselves, and this new found confidence creates more ingenuity in our people, which leads to the completetion of research of the first modern battleship (if the mod's permit it) and the first HMHKS (His Majesty's Hong Kong Ship) Pacific, which is named in honor of the Pacific Conference of 1906.  We also continue developing the port economy and the navy. 

  • Hong Kong Dip: We host the Pacific Conference of 1906, an important diplomatic milestone.
  • (Is it okay if I replace the crossed out post with "Which leads to the research of the modern day battleship being sped up." 

Kingdom of Bavaria: King Luitpold contacts the Imperial German government, requesting that they take action regarding the war against Russia (i.e. Please post!!). The government starts selling war bonds. The Socialist Party continues its push to have direct elections of Landtag representatives, and the support of Crown prince Ludwig and his political supporters is starting to turn the tides in favour of direct election. War continues, obviously. 

Ottoman Empire: Due to Serbia offering peace, Abdul Hamid II orders the withdrawal of most of the Ottoman forces in the European Vilayets and sends them off to try to liberate eastern Turkey.

1906.5

  1. The HMS Dreadnought is launched in Britain. (This means no one else has these modern battleships.)
  2. The Norwegian Parliament passes a motion of secession from the personal union with Sweden.

There is a vote in the talk page regarding changing the turns from going at half a year per turn to a full year per turn.

Austro-Hungarian Monarchy: Emperor Franz Joseph authorizes modernization and reforms to the army, Germany is asked for assistance in reforming the Austro-Hungarian, preferably along German lines. Archduke Franz Ferdinand begins pushing for the development of Austria's own dreadnought battleship, now that its previously most advanced warships, the Radetzky class battleships, are now obsolete.

  • German Diplomacy: The German government immediately sends military advisors and trainers to help modernise its closest ally. 

Denmark: This turn in Denmark and its possessions is officially dedicated to military expansion. Production of ships continues, with all ships of the Dannebrog-class now in active service for our nation. Seven light cruisers of the Sjælland-class are produced after a few years of testing. With a maximum displacement of 5,440 tons and a length of 131 meters, this line of ships is powered by four turbines to reach a speed of twenty-five to thirty knots. The ships are armed with two fifty caliber 152 mm guns, ten 101.6 mm guns, and two 450 mm torpedo tubes. The ships are also armored by three inch thick armor in machinery spaces, two and a fourth inch armor on the ships’ sides, and one inch on the ships’ decks. Production of seven more Ægir-class submarines also finishes. We establish a colony at Adventtoppen in Svalbard to establish mining operations on the island. A coal mine is established, and a small dock begins production to ship coal to Denmark. We ask to officially purchase the island officially from Norway-Sweden, as well as the island of Jan Mayen if willing. In exchange for this purchase we also offer to aid in the development of the navy of Norway-Sweden. Construction of the nation’s defensive network continues, with newly created railroad lines streamlining production. A number of artillery emplacements are created in the south to guard major fortifications, using indirect fire artillery. A number of railroad artillery pieces are also deployed in the south, for fast mobilization in case of attack. By this year over 100,000 reserve soldiers have been trained for the Home Guard, including units from the homeland and Denmark’s colonial possessions. In Greenland industry in the town of Ivittuut is increased, to begin large-scale extraction of cryolite, an important agent in modern aluminum extraction. Since Ivittuut remains one of the only sites in the world in which cryolite can be extracted, the Danish government seeks to exploit the resource for high profits in Europe and elsewhere. A large dock is constructed to facilitate shipments of ore from Greenland, increasing exports to Denmark.

  • Sweden: We accept the offer to sell the arctic islands.

Qing Empire: Empress Dowager Cixi, initiated the 'New Policy' in order to set in reforms in China such as teaching of western education in schools and accepting the western dates. But these reforms, certainly had little effect upon what seemed was the rapid disintegration of the Qing Empire. Upon the orders of Emperor Guangxu, the military was cut down in size and a moderately sized army of 400,000 men with an additional 200,000 reserves was maintained. However, a paramilitary unit (of more than millions of men) was established to maintain law and order within the state, with Zhou Kai Yen appointed as the Core Commander of the Qing Paramilitary Force and the military and paramilitary were equipped with modern weaponry imported from Europe in order to replace quantity with quality. The Emperor, maintained his belief that China must keep up with her neighbouring states and immediately set out to establish a modern navy for China, that is to make sure China did not suffer a defeat as harsh as it did during the Sino - Japanese War and more recently, the Boxer Rebellion and announced the construction of battleships, destroyers and most importantly, research put into developing a dreadnought. Whilst these reforms were brought, a major crackdown was launched upon Chinese merchants engaged in illegal trading, that is in order to set up a much more planned economy. By February, Empress Dowager Cixi had fallen terribly ill which temporarily granted Emperor Guangxi a hand in how to run the state, who immediately imposed a system of governors upon the state. That is, the power of the nobility was decreased and many ordinary men, however, with qualifications granted the position of Governor of their respective province. Because these men had no true power, that is they had been appointed by the Emperor, they were keen on remaining loyal for the Emperor could dismiss them anytime. However, on 10th of June, Empress Cixi abolished this system, and restored the nobility. These actions made it very clear to the people and most important, the enemies of the Qing that the state was falling into political turmoil. One of these men, Dr Sun Yat-sen; backed by Japan, funded groups in China to fight against the monarchy and by 29th of July, three major groups had been formed that were the Kuomintang, the Akatsuki and the Espada who sought to put an end to imperial rule and establish a republic and on 3rd December, these groups signed an agreement to unite against the Qing Empire. The new group, however, was referred to as the Tongmenhiu. The group rapidly gained support from the people - especially in the south from the Han. Meanwhile, the popularity of the Qing suffered. Riots start in cities in support of the Tongmenhiu, and the Paramilitary crack down on these people. Meanwhile, Yuan Shikai and Zhou Kai Yen argue on stuff

British Raj: The requests for home rule in India grow more numerous and more outspoken. The Indian National Congress continues to request action from Britain immediately as unrest in the streets of Bombay and Calcutta grows. As the general populace grows more and more interested in home rule and independence, Muslim/Hindu violence continues. The Muslims are upset that they are seen as a minority in the Indian National Congress, under-represented and overlooked as a people in general. In lighter news, the Indian Volunteer Army continues to grow. Two more coastal defence ships are rolled out this year as new guns are given to the Indian army.

Sweden: Trying to recover from the break away, the government gives up trying to increase patriotism. Military is improved.


Netherlands: Continue to develop our commercial port and our trade fleet. We start the construction of three dreadnoughts to serve as the backbone of our fleets. The parliament decides to exploit the situation in China and send instruction to the Dutch East Indies.

  • Dutch East Indies: Wait to see in which direction the Hong Kong conference of 1906 will go. We continue to improve the education system to Westernize the Indonesians, especially the new generation. Modern production method for agriculture and mines continues to be applied in Indonesia, allowing a greater degree of production and an exodus toward the cities that grow badly.

Kingdom of Bavaria: King Luitpold contacts the Imperial German government, requesting that they take action regarding the war against Russia (i.e. Please post!!). Due in no small part to the support of Crown Prince Ludwig, the Landtag passes the Socialists' bill allowing for direct election of the Landtag by all men aged 21 and over. The Socialists see it as a major win for their cause, as does the vast majority of the general populace. The two airships continue to prove their wirth in the war, acting as reconnaisance platforms and bombers. In other news, King Luitpold writes to the Norwegian government, offering his grandson Prince Heinrich as a candidate for the newly separate Norwegian throne. (Mods?)

  • Rex, the Germany player, quit the game.
  • Well. Oh. Um...This is awkward. So, is the war over? Was Germany ever in it? Do theNorwegians accept my offer? Callumthered (talk) 11:47, October 31, 2014 (UTC)
  • I believe at this point you are the most valid candidate to play as Germany, Callum. - Mscoree
  • I agree. Callum is not only an expierenced user but also is playing as a German state. This is UglyTurtle, Signing off. 22:33, October 31, 2014 (UTC)
  • Well, seeing as one can't really have a "leadup to WWI" game without Germany, I guess I'll step up to the mark. If someone else with experience comes along and wants to play, I'll happily return to playing as just Bavaria. Just so I know, was Germany ever in that Ottoman-Russian/Serbian war, and if so, am I still fighting it? Callumthered (talk) 23:01, October 31, 2014 (UTC)
  • According to Rex you are not in that war, but he somewhat implied he planned to invade Russia separately later. I'm not really clear on the situation. - Mscoree

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.

The United Kingdom is glad that things are becoming somewhat less dangerous in Europe. However, the nation continues to seek closer ties with France. Talks of home rule for India start up in Parliament again but go nowhere. Other stuff goes down, like the expansion of the armed forces.

Brazil: President Neves' economic model moves at full steam ahead. Tech research continues. President Neves introduces legislation to Congress that would amend the constitution to change the electoral system, establishing a single-member-district format. Congress, full of MPP congressmen, passes the amendment. ISI continues.

Belgium: We expand the military and economy. We maintain our neutrality for now, but are considering allying France. We embargo Russia as they started an unnecessary war. We request an alliance with The Netherlands

  • Dutch Dip: We accept your alliance

Kingdom of Serbia: Due to the Ottomans requesting to end the support to the Sultanate of Riyadh , we end all ties with the Sultanate of Riyadh, and withdraw from the War of Ottoman Aggression and withdraw our army from Ottoman lands, we also inform other european nations that we will try to be neutral in any future European wars.

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 ships. The military continues to uses a new tactic called trench warfare to train our troops in new ways. At the conference in Korea we ask if we can make a military base on Korea's land to use. We continue to assist Serbia in the war against the Ottomans. More troops are getting drafted to fight the Ottomans. Our navy sends battleships down to Ottoman lands to drop off our troops. 

Russian Empire: Continues to improve our economy and build up our military. Over 90 million Russians now slowly to becoming better for earning money for work in factories and its goal is Russia to becomes most powerful and richest country along with Great Britain, France and Germany. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in Russia. Russia continues its war on the Ottomans, along with Romania as its allies. The Imperial Russian Army now occupies eastern Turkey and northern Iraq and Syria, thanks to machine gun technology. More Russian Troops are getting drafted to fight the Ottomans. The Imperial Russian Navy currently blockades the Ottoman coast in Black Sea, that just started for six mouths ago. Meanwhile, Igor Podolskaly completes the book The Sweetest Folk: Meet the Belgians who banned the Series and releases it. Some multi-language schools now opened at over 100 cities in Finland and Poland. Some multi-language universities now opened at over 20 cities in Finland and Poland. While Serbia withdraws from the Ottoman War, Czar Nicholas II of Russia requests that Greece and Bulgaria join Russia's side against Ottoman Empire in War of Ottoman Aggression and Germany in Russo-German War.

  • French Dip: France demands that Russia end all efforts to expand into the Ottoman Empire and that they end the blockade of the Turkish coastline. Should Russia not accept these demands there will be dire consequences.

Ottoman Empire: Due to recent defeats in eastern Turkey and northern Iraq and Syria, Abdul Hamid II orders the forces there to go on the defensive. Inspired by the recent revolution in Persia, the Committee of Union and Progress is formed by members of the Young Turks movement with the goal to reinstate the Constitution of 1876. Dissent grows due to the war and the lack of Ottoman victories against Russia during the war.

  • Ottoman Dip: Seeing little choice on how to defeat the Russians, Abdul Hamid II sends diplomats to France and the U.K. requesting their military intervention.
  • Belgian Dip (SECRET): We inform the Ottoman Empire that while we remain neutral, if France will intervene we will secretly send supplies.
  • French Diplomacy: Paris agrees to defend the Ottoman Empire indirectly by embargoing the Russians and their allies and by sending the French navy to keep the Russians from blockading the Turkish coast along with sending supplies to support the Ottomans. However, in exchange, the French demand that the Levant be declared an area of free worship and that French troops be allowed to station in Syria (Province of Syria) indefinitely with the area being declared an area of French influence while remaining a nominal part of the Ottoman Empire.
  • You've been allied with Russia since 1892.
  • I broke that alliance over Russian aggression. nk

Australia: We continue to build up our military with additional ships in the navy. We launch another destroyer. The economy continues to grow with the completion of an artillery production facility. We continue to grow crops and raise livestock throughout the nation. The Australian government looks to a possible troop deployment if the British government aids the Ottoman Empire. Some are opposed to it, but most support the government in the UK.

German Empire: Upon hearing of the launch of the HMS Dreadnought, the Imperial Naval staff is caught off-guard. The new British vessel makes the entire German navy obsolete. Grand Admiral von Tirpitz orders that Germany will have its own so-called Dreadnoughts within two years. Work on designing the vessel begins immediately, but in absolute secrecy. Armed guards patrol the exterior of the Naval Offices. German spies in Britain are ordered to find out as much as possible about the HMS Dreadnought,  and send the information directly to Grand Admiral von Tirpitz. There is some good news from the navy; its first submarine, the SM U-1, is launched for a trial run. In other news, the succession crisis that has gripped the Principality of Lippe for many years ends, as Kaiser Wilhelm II decrees that the House of Lippe-Biesterfeld (which until now has not actually owned any land) shall inherit the throne.  

  • Liberian Dip: We offer an embassy exchange and trade deal with Germany.  
  • German Diplomacy: We accept the trade deal, and also send military advisors to assist with the modernisation of Liberia's army. The Imperial government hopes to gain a friend - or even ally - amongst the Liberians. 
  • Liberian Dip: We thank the Germans and would be eager to continue warm relations.

United States: The United States continues to expand its economic and political force around the world. The recent crisis in Venezuela forces the United States and the Roosevelt administration to pursue a more protective policy of America's backyard. Military expenditure expands and further spending is added for the Navy. Military bases are expanded in Hawaii, the Philippines, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. The war in Europe and the Middle East causes considerable concern for the American government, and Roosevelt sternly advises members of Europe to obey international law with regards to each other and the common people. The earthquake is a tragedy for the nation, and the government does what it can to help the people of San Francisco and California recover from the crisis.

  • Cuba: Cuba's economy and government continues to expand in the wake of the crisis in Venezuela. American interests continue to expand across the island nation. A large revolt breaks out following a disputed election, and the United States is called in in order to handle the situation and restore peace to the country. The rebellion is largely crushed, and the new provisional government established looks to align the country closer toward the United States.  

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 first three ships are finished.

  • Liberian Dip: We offer an embassy exchange with Italy.

Liberia: Development of the nation's infrastructure continues, with most coastal towns now having access to clean water and education. Literacy rates have also increased and school-attendance rates are at an all time high, especially for the Native Africans. Industry continues to expand, bringing many flocking to the cities to find work in factories. Due to much of the progress made some of the work done is even being felt near the farthest inland of the country. The Eugenics program continues, but two members so far had to leave for differing reasons, and many women already impregnated. The eugenics program is also expanded, and any women who has committed more than three serious offences and any man than has comitted more than four must be forcefully sterilized. Polygamy, already a practice looked down upon by many Americo-Liberians and Christians, is further cracked down upon and all future polygamous marriages are to be canceled in several tribedoms closer to the coast well under governmant control. The navy continues to be expanded, with plans for the 6th ship to be finished by the end of this year.

  • Liberian Dip: We offer to buy Sierra Leone from Great Britain, under the terms that Great Britain may continues to operate diamond and gold mines in former-Sierra Leone for the next 15 years; Britain may also station a military base in and use the ports of former-Sierra Leone and Liberia proper for the next 15 years.


Hong Kong: With us hosting the Pacific Conference of 1906 we have officially rosen to promeniance in Asia, and thus national pride and importance grows. With this growth of pride and sense of international importance, our people become more confident in themselves, and this new found confidence creates more ingenuity in our people, which creates an advancement in research of our first modern battleship. We also continue developing the port economy and the navy. 


  • Hong Kong Dip: The Pacific Conference of 1906 continues and remains relevant. 

Greece: The Greek economy is still slightly damaged, but continues to improve at a fast rate. As Greece is now receiving small subsidies from the United Kingdom and France, the economy and infrastructure continue to greatly improve. Many roads, banks, factories, and public buildings are built around the country. Despite the loss of territory to the Turks, Greek morale and nationalism are at their heights. 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 Denmark and Bulgaria. The embargo on the Ottomans and their trade continues. Greek troops begin to gather on the Greek-Ottoman border due to troop movement there. Greek citizens continue to burn and stomp on pictures of Ottoman leader Abdul Hamid II. This makes the already tense Greek-Ottoman relations to continue to become tenser. The Greek parliament passes many anti-Turk laws, such as the ban of turban and their religious symbols. The citizens don't object. Propaganda against the Turks is spread around the country. Also, to further relations with Italy he asks for an alliance, and small amount of subsidies for reconstruction of our infrastructure and economy. 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 continues his opinion that the country's military is neutral in the useless neighboring war. He states that he will join neither side, because Greece is still reconstructing. He warns nations infringe upon Greek claims, specifically the territory in the Megali Idea, or there might be conflict. He also warns all nations that if any part of the war spills into Greece, it will be seen as a declaration of war against the nation. King George I of Greece turns forty-three. The King proposes that if Crete is given to the Kingdom that the embargo will be released, the minority of Turkish citizens in Greece will be allowed to emigrate to the Ottoman Empire, and withdraw its troops from the Greek-Ottoman border (if Ottomans do the same).

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. France refuses to get involved in the conflict in Eastern Europe but is shocked that Russia has started an unnecesary war. thoughts about ending the alliance grow as France starts looking for closer ties with the British. France breaks the alliance with Russia and demands that the eastern allies cease all efforts to infringe upon Ottoman independence. France also offers full diplomatic support for the Ottomans under the condition that the Turks agree to open up talks with the western powers for greater autonomy and freedom of the Christians residing within the Empire.

  • 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 noire 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 develop of the African colonies continue 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 continue. 

1907.0

Austria-Hungary: research into a dreadnought type warship continues, with one design, called the Tegetthoff-class, showing promise. Meanwhile, new industrial reforms are approved, and army reforms continue.

Qing Empire: Empress Dowager Cixi, initiated the 'New Policy' in order to set in reforms in China such as teaching of western education in schools and accepting the western dates. But these reforms, certainly had little effect upon what seemed was the rapid disintegration of the Qing Empire. Upon the orders of Emperor Guangxu, the military was cut down in size and a moderately sized army of 400,000 men with an additional 200,000 reserves was maintained. However, a paramilitary unit (of more than millions of men) was established to maintain law and order within the state, with Zhou Kai Yen appointed as the Core Commander of the Qing Paramilitary Force and the military and paramilitary were equipped with modern weaponry imported from Europe in order to replace quantity with quality. The Emperor, maintained his belief that China must keep up with her neighbouring states and immediately set out to establish a modern navy for China, that is to make sure China did not suffer a defeat as harsh as it did during the Sino - Japanese War and more recently, the Boxer Rebellion and announced the construction of battleships, destroyers and most importantly, research put into developing a dreadnought. Whilst these reforms were brought, a major crackdown was launched upon Chinese merchants engaged in illegal trading, that is in order to set up a much more planned economy. By February, Empress Dowager Cixi had fallen terribly ill which temporarily granted Emperor Guangxi a hand in how to run the state, who immediately imposed a system of governors upon the state. That is, the power of the nobility was decreased and many ordinary men, however, with qualifications granted the position of Governor of their respective province. Because these men had no true power, that is they had been appointed by the Emperor, they were keen on remaining loyal for the Emperor could dismiss them anytime. However, on 10th of June, Empress Cixi abolished this system, and restored the nobility. These actions made it very clear to the people and most important, the enemies of the Qing that the state was falling into political turmoil. One of these men, Dr Sun Yat-sen; backed by Japan, funded groups in China to fight against the monarchy and by 29th of July, three major groups had been formed that were the Kuomintang, the Akatsuki and the Espada who sought to put an end to imperial rule and establish a republic and on 3rd December, these groups signed an agreement to unite against the Qing Empire. The new group, however, was referred to as the Tongmenhiu. The group rapidly gained support from the people - especially in the south from the Han. Meanwhile, the popularity of the Qing suffered. Riots start in cities in support of the Tongmenhiu, and the Paramilitary crack down on these people. Meanwhile, Yuan Shikai had Zhou Kai Yen executed to acquire control over the paramilitary. This led to protests by various senior members of the paramilitary who respected Zhou Kai Yen. Major protests were held at Shanghai and Guangzhou to commemorate the death of Zhou Kai Yen. Increased support was given to the Tongmenhiu, and the paramilitary now outright refused to crack down on the Tongmenhiu. 

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 expand our military and economy. We request an alliance with France, but we do not immediately lift our neutrality.

Kingdom of Serbia: We inform all the other European nations that we are now neutral, and no longer are an ally of Russia. one year has passed since we withdrew from three wars (Unification of Arabia, War of Ottoman Aggression and Russo-German War) due to our neutrality coming into effect. 

Sweden: Military is improved along with minor reforms passed.  

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 ships. The military continues to uses a new tactic called trench warfare to train our troops in new ways.

Russian Empire: Continues to improve our economy and build up our military. Over 95 million Russians now slowly to becoming better for earning money for work in factories and its goal is Russia to becomes most powerful and richest country along with Great Britain, France and Germany. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in Russia. While the War of Ottoman Aggression unofficially ended between Serbia and the Ottoman Empire, Czar Nicholas II of Russia requests a peace treaty with the Ottoman Empire. This officially ends the War of Ottoman Aggression with Russian Victory. Russia will get the Black Sea Region from Ottoman Empire and pays about 25% Ottoman money to Russia. Hope that the Ottomans agreed it. Meanwhile, Igor Podolskaly begins writing on his fourth book called The Sweetest Folk: Meet the Elves. Some firstfighters are built-in brothers Wragolsky's homeland Samara and if they succeeded, they added to newly founded aerial warfare force, the Eurasian Air Forces.

  • Ottoman Dip: Abdul Hamid II informs the Russian Empire that he accepts their offer of peace but he doesn't accept the annexation of the Black Sea region; instead, he offers Vilayets of Erzerum and Bitlis, and the eastern half of the Trebizond Vilayet to the Russian Empire.
  • Come on dude, did you even try being plausible? There isn't even an algorithm for this war. All you can hope for is a status quo ante.
  • French Dip: The French support and end to the conflict. However, they refuse to accept Russian demands and put forth the idea of a demilitarized Balkans and demilitarized caucasus region, with pre-war borders. France, furthermore, declares full support for Ottoman integrity. (This is plausible. I do not want to see it scratched out.)
  • So did the war end? Do I still need to do the algo?
  • What we are all trying to say is that you need an algo to end the war without implausibilities. You have two options. One, Make an algo, that will tell you if you win the war, and by how much you won. Two, don't make an algo, and have a white peace. Even if it is obvious that you win, map games need structure so crazy sh*t won't happen. -Nic

Ottoman Empire: Due to the Russian offer of peace, Abdul Hamid II orders all Ottoman Forces to stop fighting. Support for the Committee of Union and Progress continues to grow.

Brazil: President Neves' economic model moves at full steam ahead. Tech research continues.

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. France refuses to get involved in the conflict in Eastern Europe but is shocked that Russia has started an unnecesary war. thoughts about ending the alliance grow as France starts looking for closer ties with the British. France breaks the alliance with Russia and demands that the eastern allies cease all efforts to infringe upon Ottoman independence. France also offers full diplomatic support for the Ottomans under the condition that the Turks agree to open up talks with the western powers for greater autonomy and freedom of the Christians residing within the Empire. The country's first dreadnought will be completed within a year.

Implausible.

  • 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 noire 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 develop of the African colonies continue 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 continue. 

Greece: As Greece is now receiving small subsidies from the United Kingdom and France, the economy and infrastructure continue to greatly improve. Many roads, banks, factories, and public buildings are built around the country. Despite the loss of territory to the Turks, Greek morale and nationalism are at their heights. 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 Denmark and Bulgaria. The embargo on the Ottomans and their trade continues. Greek troops begin to gather on the Greek-Ottoman border due to troop movement there. Greek citizens continue to burn and stomp on pictures of Ottoman leader Abdul Hamid II. This makes the already tense Greek-Ottoman relations to continue to become tenser. The Greek parliament passes many anti-Turk laws, such as the ban of turban and their religious symbols. The citizens don't object. Propaganda against the Turks is spread around the country. Also, to further relations with Italy he asks for an alliance, and small amount of subsidies for reconstruction of our infrastructure and economy. 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-three. The King proposes that if Crete is given to the Kingdom that the embargo will be released, the minority of Turkish citizens in Greece will be allowed to emigrate to the Ottoman Empire, and withdraw its troops from the Greek-Ottoman border (if Ottomans do the same).

  • Ottoman Dip: Abdul Hamid II agrees to King George's proposal.
  • Danish Diplomacy: Denmark reminds the nation of Greece that we previously accepted their trade agreement.

German Empire: The navy continues working on its own dreadnought, and the very initial construction phase begins. It is still running on schedule for completion by 1908. The SM U-1 does exceptionally well in trials, and the Navy orders five more U-boats to be constructed. The U-boats are surprisingly cheap and affordable to make considering their potential for damage to an enemy. Military advisers and trainers are sent to Austria-Hungary and Liberia. The infrastructure of Togoland, South-West Africa, and East Africa is all improved, particularly the railway network. The Colonial Ministry is keen to make more of the colonies actually profitable, as currently only Togoland fulfils that criterion. In other news, Prince Leopold IV of Lippe is crowned in a modest ceremony. Following the success of the Bavarian election law changes, many in Prussia call for a more fair electoral system. 

  • Note: Due both to my having taken control of Germany, and the ambiguous situation regarding Germany's involvement in the war, I am announcing that Germany is not, and never was involved in that war against Russia. If the mods have an issue with this, I will happily comply. Callumthered (talk) 23:31, November 1, 2014 (UTC)
  • I am fine with that, mostly because no one made an algo for the war. -Nic

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 4th, 5th and 6th ships. The first research efforts on dreadnoughts start. French aid is requested and discussion about land redistribution are secretly asked of the French government.

United States: The United States continues to expand its economic and political force around the world. The recent crisis in Venezuela forces the United States and the Roosevelt administration to pursue a more protective policy of America's backyard. Military expenditure expands and further spending is added for the Navy. Military bases are expanded in Hawaii, the Philippines, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. The war in Europe and the Middle East causes considerable concern for the American government, and Roosevelt sternly advises members of Europe to obey international law with regards to each other and the common people. The earthquake is a tragedy for the nation, and the government does what it can to help the people of San Francisco and California recover from the crisis.

  • Cuba: Cuba's economy and government continues to expand in the wake of the crisis in Venezuela. American interests continue to expand across the island nation. A large revolt breaks out following a disputed election, and the United States is called in in order to handle the situation and restore peace to the country. The rebellion is largely crushed, and the new provisional government established looks to align the country closer toward the United States.  

Denmark: This turn in Denmark and its possessions is officially dedicated to economic expansion. Our colony in Adventtoppen is named Kortårby, and grows to become a mining town and port in the far north. The two continues to grow from the mining industry and from Arctic tourism, becoming a common base for Arctic exploration. 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. Both Svalbard and Jan Mayen are organized into the Ishavet Territories, with an administrative center established at Kortårby. Prince Carl of Denmark has been made King of Norway as Haakon VII following the dissolution of the personal union between Norway and Sweden, putting our nation of Denmark and the newly created independent Kingdom of Norway on friendly terms. As such we sign a trade agreement with Norway to begin bringing our nations closer together economically. As per our treaty with Norway-Sweden following the purchase of Svalbard and Jan Mayen, we begin naval drills with the successor nations of Norway and Sweden. We declare the Nordsøenpagt, or North Sea Pact, as a defensive alliance specializing in naval research and development. Construction of the nation’s defensive network continues, with newly created railroad lines streamlining production. A number of artillery emplacements are created in the south to guard major fortifications, using indirect fire artillery. A number of railroad artillery pieces are also deployed in the south, for fast mobilization in case of attack. By this year over 100,000 reserve soldiers have been trained for the Home Guard, including units from the homeland and Denmark’s colonial possessions. In Greenland industry in the town of Ivittuut is increased, to begin large-scale extraction of cryolite, an important agent in modern aluminum extraction. Since Ivittuut remains one of the only sites in the world in which cryolite can be extracted, the Danish government seeks to exploit the resource for high profits in Europe and elsewhere. A large dock is constructed to facilitate shipments of ore from Greenland, increasing exports to Denmark.

Hong Kong: With us hosting the Pacific Conference of 1906 we have officially rosen to promeniance in Asia, and thus national pride and importance grows. With this growth of pride and sense of international importance, our people become more confident in themselves, and this new found confidence creates more ingenuity in our people, which creates an advancement in research of our first modern battleship. We also continue developing the port economy and the navy. 

Get over yourself. Hong Kong never has or ever will have its own military.

  • Hong Kong Dip: The Pacific Conference of 1906 concludes with the landmark decision of supporting the Tongmenhiu.

Netherlands: Continue to develop the economy and follow with great interest the Pacific Conference, We continue to develop a dreagnauht with plan to start construction next years. Resistance to the home rule for the Dutch East Indies start to fade away as modern production rate bring more money to both the colony and the mainland, leading to a project to expand the trade port of the empire.

  • Dutch East Indies: Continue to assist to the Pacific Conference and wait to see. Literacy level increase in the colony, especially in Sumatra and Java where the population is more open to Westernization. At the opposite, in the eastern Islands, we meet more resistance to the modernization program and less people accept to give up their life style to lives in villages establish by the states.

1907.5

  1. Romanian peasants rise up in a violent revolt.
  2. Unrest begins in multi-ethnic Austria-Hungary.

I think it's worth noting at this point that in OTL, the first non-British dreadnought was the German SMS Nassau, which was launched in March 1908. The table on this page gives the dreadnought strengths of the TE and CP in 1914, and I think it should be consulted by people who are considering building dreadnoughts. (Note that the USA, Japan, and the dreadnought-armed South American states are not included on the table, so further research is required for their' dreadnought-numbers) I'm just trying to say that not every nation will have dreadnoughts, and those that do end up having them will not get them immediately, nor will they necessarily get very many. Callumthered (talk) 02:51, November 2, 2014 (UTC)

Austria-Hungary: with unrest brewing in the Crownlands, advisors begin proposing solutions to the situation. One that catches the eye of Archduke Franz Ferdinand is by Aurel Popovici, which calls for a reorganization of Austria into a collection of semi-autonomous states, most dominated by a different nationality. Knowing the undoubtedly unreceptive response Franz Joseph would give, Franz Ferdinand begins planning for its implementation upon his coronation. In other news, hoping to establish African holdings, diplomats offer to France the purchase of French Tunisia to Austria.

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 ships. The military continues to uses a new tactic called trench warfare to train our troops in new ways. We put down the revolt by sending troops out into the town square and shoot up the crazies. Only five people die and the rioters escape before me people can die. The king dies at 70 years of age. His son at the age of 40 Victor becomes the new king.   Bullshit. You can't have five people die from a major revolt XD. Saturn (Talk/Blog) 04:01, November 2, 2014 (UTC)

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 continues to be built, with construction speeding up to ready it for action as soon as possible. Production of landing craft and transports speeds up. Siam supports the Chinese rebels.

Brazil: President Neves' economic model moves at full steam ahead. Tech research continues. The Brazilian Central Bank warns President Neves that robust growth cannot last forever and that he should take measures to prevent a crash following the boom. He wisely listens, not willing to subject the country to strife out of his own pride. He charges the Central Bank with the task of preventing any sort of crash; it raises interest rates by the end of the year. In foreign policy news, the CoLA Conference in Ceara next year will consider the applications of several prospective nations.

  • Liberian Dip: The Liberian people wish to extend the olive branch across the Atlantic and exchange embassies as well as foster trade between our two nations.

Liberia: Industrialisation and modernisation is continued. The military continues to be expanded upon, especially now with German aid, and the navy will count eight strong ships by the end of next year the navy stops production of new ships for this decade with the total navy numbering seven ships, as it has had for two years now. Roads and railways begin to be built reaching to the farthest reaches inland to pave the way for future development. As many flood to the cities to find work they become large mixing grounds of Americo-Liberian and Native African culture,more "Breeding Communities" are built in Harbel and Greenville, but they go unpopulated as the government decides that funding habitation would be costly for a program that is still very experimental and as a result two new "Breeding Communities" are built up in Harbel and Greenville in hopes that "good" genes will diffuse faster in the future, but only the one in Greenville is actually used, while Harbel's remains completely vacant and still partially incomplete. Current genes being bred for include less body-hair, longer fingers, broad shoulders in males and females, and controversially (within the Masonic Order or True Whig Party, as most don't even know of the Communities yet) begin breeding in hopes of bringing the female sex to a physical stature closer to that of a male's to make them more productive in society.

You don't have permission to edit this post anymore. This genetics experiment you are trying to run is very implausible. Your development is also unlikely, even with "aid." Furthermore, European countries basically own your production so most of the profits are funneled out. End of story.~~~~

Sweden: Military is improved. This year, we send a request to Denmark, questioning them on whether to join a Scandinavian Alliance or not. We mock Romania's ability to put down revolts. Sweden also begins to build a massive shipyard outside Stockholm.

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 4th, 5th and 6th ships. The first research efforts on dreadnoughts start. French aid is requested and discussion about land redistribution are secretly asked of the French government

Greece: As Greece is now receiving small subsidies from the United Kingdom and France, 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. 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. Citizens celebrate Crete joining the kingdom, and many parades and celebrations are thrown throughout Greece. The embargo on the Ottomans in dropped, many troops come home from the border, and most of Turks in Greece emigrate to Ottoman lands. Although the citizens know of the sale of Crete, the Greek-side of the negotiations is mostly kept a secret within the parliament. The Greek parliament continues to pass many anti-Turkish laws, such as the ban of turban and their religious symbols. The citizens don't object. Anti-Turk 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). Also, to further relations with Italy he asks for an alliance, and small amount of subsidies for our infrastructure and economy. King George I of Greece turns forty-four. George starts to begins to slowly grow the navy following a previous policy: "The navy, as it represents a necessary weapon for Greece, should only be created for war and aim to victory." The king also creates the position, Hellenic Navy General Staff and gives it to undistinguished naval officer, Nikolaos Votsis, who studied at a Naval Academy in Greece, and spent two years in the French navy. He is open to offers of cheap ships for the navy.

  • Greek to UK Diplomacy: As the island of Cyprus is largely populated by Eastern Orthodox Greeks, we ask to purchase it. All major ports would still be operated by the United Kingdom, and the British military would still be allowed to station itself there.

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.

  • Liberian Dip: We offer an embassy exchange and trade deal with the great Empire of Japan.

Kingdom of Serbia: Our economy is still recovering from the two wars that we were in (Unification of Arabia and War of Ottoman Aggression), one year has passed since we became neutral, we see the economy improving a little.

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.

Russian Empire: Continues to improve our economy and build up our military. Over 100 million Russians now slowly to becoming better for earning money for work in factories and its goal is Russia to becomes most powerful and richest country along with Great Britain, France and Germany. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in Russia. To celebrate the 100 million workers, the Russian Government orders to gives an additional food to all citizens over Russia. While Czar Nicholas II of Russia accepts a peace treaty with the Ottoman Empire, Russia gets Vilayets of Erzerum and Bitlis, and the eastern half of the Trebizond Vilayet, creating three new governorates for Russian administration. Meanwhile, Igor Podolskaly completes the book The Sweetest Folk: Meet the Elves and releases it.

Incredibly unrealistic number. That's more than 75% of Russia's current population.

German Empire: Work begins in earnest on the first German dreadnought. The dockyards are guarded day and night by marines of the Seebataillon to ensure there is no espionage or sabotage. Work also continues on the five new U-boats, which are coming along nicely. The Imperial government sends more advisers and attaches to the Austro-Hungarian and Liberian armies. We support A-H's bid to purchase Tunisia, although the cabinet doubts that the French would be willing to give up a colony so easily. Whilst investment continues into the African colonies, it is the colonies of the far East; Tsingtao, New Guinea, and the Pacific Islands, that the Navy is most interested in developing. The government grants Grand Admiral von Tirpitz permission to massively revamp the port infrastructure in Tsingtao and New Guinea to increase Germany's potential naval presence there. In Prussia and the other states with limited franchises, the Socialists and other leftists strengthen their demands for one-man-one-vote direct election of the Landtags. Realising the country's current, somewhat isolated status, the Imperial government sets about searching for allies, particularly in South and Central America. The Netherlands is also seen as a potential ally and partner. The Imperial and Bavarian governments reiterate their offer of Prince Heinrich of Bavaria as a candidate for the Norwegian throne. 

  • Norway already has a king, it's Haakon VII (according to moderator MonsterPumpkin).
  • Well, I thought that considering the union dissolved a year later than in OTL, and that there was no event saying that Haakon VII gained the kingship, it was still open. (And just quietly, Denmark's player just unilaterally declared that his prince (Haakon) gained the kingship which, as controlling another country, is probably against the rules :). Callumthered (talk) 22:23, November 2, 2014 (UTC)
  • The moderators actually told me that's who had been selected, they just never specifically stated, so then I put it in my turn.

Ottoman Empire: Due to Russia accepting the peace treaty, celebrations are held all across the Empire. However, many people are angered by the fact that the Ottoman Empire lost territory and has to pay 25 percent of its money to the Russian Empire. They are also angered by the loss of Crete to the Kingdom of Greece. Because of this, support for the Committee of Union and Progress grows even more. Abdul Hamid II orders military forces into the areas formally occupied by Russia to keep law and order.

United States: The United States continues to expand its economic and political force around the world. The recent crisis in Venezuela forces the United States and the Roosevelt administration to pursue a more protective policy of America's backyard. Military expenditure expands and further spending is added for the Navy. Military bases are expanded in Hawaii, the Philippines, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. The war in Europe and the Middle East causes considerable concern for the American government, and Roosevelt sternly advises members of Europe to obey international law with regards to each other and the common people. The earthquake is a tragedy for the nation, and the government does what it can to help the people of San Francisco and California recover from the crisis.

  • Cuba: Cuba's economy and government continues to expand in the wake of the crisis in Venezuela. American interests continue to expand across the island nation. A large revolt breaks out following a disputed election, and the United States is called in in order to handle the situation and restore peace to the country. The rebellion is largely crushed, and the new provisional government established looks to align the country closer toward the United States.  

In the United Kingdom, stuff happens. The armed forces expand somewhat less than previous years due to lowered tension. However, the UK still seeks to progress relations with France. Also, the RMS Lusitania sinks in one of the most catastrophic maritime disasters in peacetime history. The exceedingly large body count leads to major reform in maritime safety regulaiton due to public inquiries. The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea is established to prevent future disasters. (Yay early Titanic. US take note, make reforms!)

'Australia: We continue economic development. We too adapt the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea. The nation continues to increase in population with citizens from other Commonwealth nations moving to Australia.

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 4th, 5th and 6th ships. The first research efforts on dreadnoughts start. French aid is requested and discussion about land redistribution are secretly asked of the French government

Netherlands: The development of a dreadnought continue to keep our navy from being outdated. With the Pacific conference over, the parliament debate about how much help we should give to the Tongmenhiu. Closer to home, our trade port continue to be modernize to stay highly modern. A part of the Dutch feel betray that Russia, turn of a war of defense into an expansionist conflict, thus destroying the peace atmosphere in Europe and risking the creation of an alliance system.

Dutch East Indies: Assure the Asian nations of Hong Kong and Siam that we will respect the clauses of the treaty. We invite representatives from the Tongmenhiu in Jakarta, capital of our colony due to the successful modernization of the city, which has become a prosperous cities in no time due to high investment from the motherlands. Investment from the Dutch states or from private investor, mainly go to the island of Java and Sumatra, leading to a faster and more successful industrialization, trough not perfect as poverty remain high.

1908.0

  1. The King and heir apparent of Portugal are shot dead in Lisbon.
  2. The Young Turks in the Ottoman Empire begin an open revolt in Macedonia, exacerbating the situation with the peasants in Adrianpole and Macedonia.
  3. Henry Ford develops the first Model T.
  4. Bulgaria declares independence from the Ottoman Empire.
  5. A 7.1 earthquake hits Messina, Italy. The ensuing tsunami destroys Messina and hits Sicily and Calabria as well.

Four of the five events are supposed to happen next turn. Look at 1908's events Sine dei gloriem "Ex Initio Terrae" (talk)

Remember that this is alternate history. It's not going to be exactly the same. -Nic

Nic, for the most part, it should be the same unless there are conflicting factors that might affect the outcome. Just for future reference. -MP

Qing Empire: Empress Dowager Cixi, initiated the 'New Policy' in order to set in reforms in China such as teaching of western education in schools and accepting the western dates. But these reforms, certainly had little effect upon what seemed was the rapid disintegration of the Qing Empire. Upon the orders of Emperor Guangxu, the military was cut down in size and a moderately sized army of 400,000 men with an additional 200,000 reserves was maintained. However, a paramilitary unit (of more than millions of men) was established to maintain law and order within the state, with Zhou Kai Yen appointed as the Core Commander of the Qing Paramilitary Force and the military and paramilitary were equipped with modern weaponry imported from Europe in order to replace quantity with quality. The Emperor, maintained his belief that China must keep up with her neighbouring states and immediately set out to establish a modern navy for China, that is to make sure China did not suffer a defeat as harsh as it did during the Sino - Japanese War and more recently, the Boxer Rebellion and announced the construction of battleships, destroyers and most importantly, research put into developing a dreadnought. Whilst these reforms were brought, a major crackdown was launched upon Chinese merchants engaged in illegal trading, that is in order to set up a much more planned economy. By February, Empress Dowager Cixi had fallen terribly ill which temporarily granted Emperor Guangxi a hand in how to run the state, who immediately imposed a system of governors upon the state. That is, the power of the nobility was decreased and many ordinary men, however, with qualifications granted the position of Governor of their respective province. Because these men had no true power, that is they had been appointed by the Emperor, they were keen on remaining loyal for the Emperor could dismiss them anytime. However, on 10th of June, Empress Cixi abolished this system, and restored the nobility. These actions made it very clear to the people and most important, the enemies of the Qing that the state was falling into political turmoil. One of these men, Dr Sun Yat-sen; backed by Japan, funded groups in China to fight against the monarchy and by 29th of July, three major groups had been formed that were the Kuomintang, the Akatsuki and the Espada who sought to put an end to imperial rule and establish a republic and on 3rd December, these groups signed an agreement to unite against the Qing Empire. The new group, however, was referred to as the Tongmenhiu. The group rapidly gained support from the people - especially in the south from the Han. Meanwhile, the popularity of the Qing suffered. Riots start in cities in support of the Tongmenhiu, and the Paramilitary crack down on these people. Meanwhile, Yuan Shikai had Zhou Kai Yen executed to acquire control over the paramilitary. This led to protests by various senior members of the paramilitary who respected Zhou Kai Yen. Major protests were held at Shanghai and Guangzhou to commemorate the death of Zhou Kai Yen. Increased support was given to the Tongmenhiu, and the paramilitary now outright refused to crack down on the Tongmenhiu. 

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 4th, 5th and 6th ships. The first research efforts on dreadnoughts start. French aid is requested and discussion about land redistribution are secretly asked of the French government

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 request an alliance with France (NK respond). We expand the military and economy. Leopold II dies, Albert I is the new king

  • Belgian Colony of the Kongo: We expand the military and economy.

Kingdom of Serbia: The economy has improved a bit, nationalism is on the rise, the neutrality continues.

  • Romania Dip: (secret) In five years would you like to invade Bulgaria with me.
  • Serbian Dip: (SECRET) We agree, but only if we can get some land in Bulgaria, while Romania gets the coast and some important Provinces.
  • Romania Dip: (secret) Sure you can have the land next to you. 
  • Greek Diplomacy (Secret): We ask that if we support the war morally and with money, we could get land around the provinces of Haskovo, Kardzhali, and Smolyan. 

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 ships. 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. 

Russian Empire: Continues to improve our economy and build up our military. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in Russia. More Nationalism is now on rise in Finland and Poland as they want creating kingdoms ruled by its own king, but is ruled under Russian Empire. In aftermath for the Russian annexation of Vilayets of Erzerum and Bitlis, and the eastern half of the Trebizond Vilayet, Turkish liberty now rises and spreads to Southern Caucasus, in which ethnic groups make up upon freedom, marking its own flag and coat of arms. However, the Russian Empire is now a home of rising nationalists and don't make revolutions anywhere. When Henry Ford develops the first Model T in America, the brothers Tvevopesk begins to makes its second car called Model EURA, its takes four months to complete, then got developed in Russia for first time.

Switzerland: This turn is dedicated to infrastructure. Trade and commerce with the nation of Liechtenstein and neighboring states continues. To improve health care in our nation and combat the spread of disease we commission the creation of several hospitals in major cities. Military drills are carried out to ensure that our nation is ready in case of invasion, and we begin a reserve system to quickly supplement our numbers if needed. The Swiss army is greatly reorganized and expanded, and by 1911 we are expected to have about 250,000 men trained for active service and another 200,000 in reserve. We ask for a trade agreement with Germany, Denmark, Austria-Hungary, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, France, and Italy.

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. Henri Konow is promoted to admiral of the Royal Danish Fleet under Defence Minister Jens Christian Christensen of Denmark. As part of a series of reforms to better organize Danish naval assets, Konow promotes several Danish military leaders to the position of vice admiral, and organizes specialized fleets to protect territories of the empire. Georg Carl Amdrup is promoted to Vice Admiral and commander of the Atlantic Fleet, headquartered in Reykjavík. The Atlantic Fleet is broken down into several task forces, distributed throughout the Danish empire. The HDMS Volmerslaget and Orlogsflag battleships, HDMS Lolland and Funen light cruisers, HDMS Viking, Væringjar, and Snaefell protected cruisers are designated as the Iceland Squadron, also stationed in Reykjavík. The HDMS Jelling and Gorm Protected Cruisers and several small support ships are designated as the Greenland Squadron, and stationed in Nuuk. The HDMS Erobring protected cruiser and the HDMS Falster light cruiser is designated as the Arctic Squadron and is stationed in Tórshavn. The HDMS Unnr, Kólga, Hrönn, Himinglæva, Hefring, and Dúfa submarines are designated the 1st Submarine squadron, and is stationed in Kópavogur. The 4th Destroyer Squadron is created from the HDMS Aalborg, Frederiksberg, Esbjerg, Gentofte, and Gladsaxe. Together these five squadrons make up Task Force Three, the first task force in the Atlantic Fleet. The HDMS Sjælland, Jylland, and Fyn light cruisers are designated as the West Indies Squadron, and stationed in Amalienborg. The HDMS Bylgja, Blóðughadda, Bára, Rán, and Kári are designated the 2nd Submarine Squadron, and stationed in Christiansted. These two squadrons make up Task Force Four, the second task force in the Atlantic Fleet. The Grand Fleet, headquartered in Copenhagen, is designated as the main fleet of the Danish Royal Navy, and consisting of a number of components. The HDMS Stjernebillede, Dannebrog, and Korstog battleships, HDMS Møn, Grundlov, and Rigsdagen light cruisers are designated as the North Sea Squadron and stationed in Frederikshavn. The HDMS Logi, Fornjótr, Eldir, Fimafeng, and Ægir are designated as the 3rd Submarine Squadron and stationed in Frederikshavn. The 1st Destroyer Squadron is created from the HDMS Ragnarök, Bornholm, Surtr, Vafþrúðnismál, and Gamleborg, and is stationed in Copenhagen. The 3rd Destroyer Squadron is created from the HDMS Jörmungandr, Hammershus, Copenhagen, Aarhus, and Odense. Together these four squadrons make up Task Force One. The HDMS Østersøen and Sif battleships, HDMS Kongeloven and Håndfæstning are designated as the Baltic Sea Squadron, and stationed in Korsør. The 2nd Destroyer Squadron is created from the HDMS Lilleborg, Bergbúa, Götterdämmerung, Gjallarhorn, and Yggdrasil. The 5th Destroyer Squadron is created from the HDMS Randers, Kolding, and Horsens. Together these three squadrons make up Task Force Two. Both Task Force One and Two are designated as part of the Grand Fleet. This year the North Sea Pact holds its largest naval exercise to date, launching several drills across the North Sea. Germany and the United Kingdom are invited to observer status of the organization, and Konow also personally travels to Germany to invite the German Secretary of State of the German Imperial Naval Office, Alfred von Tirpitz, to attend the event, as part of our previously established naval research pact, almost a decade into fruition. As summer begins the North Sea Pact Naval Exercise begins, with Konow serving as supervisor of the event. The Danish delegation includes King Frederick VIII, Vice Admiral Georg Carl Amdrup, commander Carl Hammerich, and several other commanders and officers. The Norwegian delegation features King Haakon VII, on his first official foreign trip since his ascension as king, and is led by Chief of the Admiral Staff Alfred Berglund. Also present or participating in the drill from Norway is Rear Admiral Urban Jacob Rasmus Børresen, Minister of Defence Karl Friedrich Griffin Dawes, and fleet commanders Jakob von der Lippe, Edgar Otto, and Christian Sparre, who represents the Council of State Division in Stockholm. The feature of the event is the HDMS Stjernebillede, a marvel of naval engineering as the sole dreadnought ship present at the drill. The event is also the unveiling of newly created Norwegian and Swedish ships designed in Denmark. A number of artillery emplacements are created in the south to guard major fortifications, using indirect fire artillery. A number of railroad artillery pieces are also deployed in the south, for fast mobilization in case of attack. By this year over 100,000 reserve soldiers have been trained for the Home Guard, including units from the homeland and Denmark’s colonial possessions. In Greenland industry in the town of Ivittuut is increased, to begin large-scale extraction of cryolite, an important agent in modern aluminum extraction. Since Ivittuut remains one of the only sites in the world in which cryolite can be extracted, the Danish government seeks to exploit the resource for high profits in Europe and elsewhere. A large dock is constructed to facilitate shipments of ore from Greenland, increasing exports to Denmark.

  • German Diplomacy: Grand Admiral von Tirpitz agrees to attend the event. 

Australia: We begin to look for minerals to extract. The navy begins to build a base in Darwin, Northern Territory.

Emirate of Afghanistan: Habibullah Khan, Abdur Rahman Khan's eldest son and child of a slave mother, takes the throne by virtue of support from the army which was created by his father. Habibullah, however, has turned out to not be as domineering as his father. Due to the agreements from the previous Anglo-Afghan War, the foreign policies of Afghanistan are still firmly in British hands. However, Afghanistan is still moderately independent, and fully independent domestically, and this has allowed for King Habibullah I to begin his reign as a secular reformer, beginning with repealing the harshest of criminal penalties for minor infractions that still existed in Afghanistan. With approval from King Habiullah I, Mahmud Tarzi, a highly educated, well-traveled poet and journalists, founds an Afghan nationalist newspaper. Currently, the newspaper eloquently espouses for full Afghan independence, and support for the reforms of King Habibullah I.

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. Belgiums 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.

  • 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 noire 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 develop of the African colonies continue 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 continue. 
  • Ottoman Dip We agree to grant France economic rights in the Mutasarrifate of Jerusalem and we will allow France to protect Christians and Jews there.

United States: The United States continues to expand its economic and political force around the world. The recent crisis in Venezuela forces the United States and the Roosevelt administration to pursue a more protective policy of America's backyard. Military expenditure expands and further spending is added for the Navy. Military bases are expanded in Hawaii, the Philippines, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. The war in Europe and the Middle East causes considerable concern for the American government, and Roosevelt sternly advises members of Europe to obey international law with regards to each other and the common people. The earthquake is a tragedy for the nation, and the government does what it can to help the people of San Francisco and California recover from the crisis.

  • Cuba: Cuba's economy and government continues to expand in the wake of the crisis in Venezuela. American interests continue to expand across the island nation. A large revolt breaks out following a disputed election, and the United States is called in in order to handle the situation and restore peace to the country. The rebellion is largely crushed, and the new provisional government established looks to align the country closer toward the United States.  

German Empire: The Imperial Navy is very excited, as the hull of Germany's first dreandought, the SMS Preussen, is launched. The construction teams are confident that by this time next year, the ship will be fully operational. Work immediately begins on a second dreadnought of the same class (The Imperial Class), and work continues on the submarines, which are nearing completion. More assistance is given to Austria-Hungary. Kaiser Wilhelm II, the Reichstag, and all the state monarchs (amongst them King Luitpold of Bavaria) denounces the killing of Portugal's king and crown prince. The Imperial government watches closely the unfolding events in the Balkans. The Imperial and Bavarian governments grudgingly accept Haakon VII as King of Norway, and retract their candidacy of prince Heinrich of Bavaria.   

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. Siam supports the Chinese rebels.

Korea: We continue the industrialization and the modernization. The Hanseong Conference actually starts.

Brazil: President Neves' economic model moves at full steam ahead. Tech research continues. The CoLA Conference opens in Ceara, with the foreign ministers of Peru, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, and Brazil discussing foreign policy and admission of applicant countries. The ministers are weighing the applications of Venezuela and Bolivia; Venezuela's application is tentatively accepted with the condition that it restructures its debts and makes some reforms. If it stays on track, it'll be due to enter the CoLA in 1909. Bolivia's application is rejected by a Chilean and Peruvian veto. Peru and Chile offer a chance to apply to Argentina. In domestic news, the single-member district system sees its first municipal elections. The system has forced Brazilian politics to become more two-party in nature and has all but eliminated third parties; the major parties that have arisen are the ruling MPP party of President Neves and the Conservative party led by Rosa Silva.

Ottoman Empire: Abdul Hamid II orders soldiers to be sent to crush the Young Turk revolts. However, due to his unpopularity in the aftermath of the War of Ottoman Aggression causes many of the soldiers to join the revolt.

Greece: As Greece is now receiving small subsidies from the United Kingdom and France, 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. 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. The citizens don't object. 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). Also, to further relations with Italy he asks for an alliance, and small amount of subsidies for our infrastructure and economy. King George I of Greece turns forty-four. Many citizens ask parliament to declare war on the Turks due to Ottoman weakness, but the state does not respond.

  • Greek to UK Diplomacy: As the island of Cyprus is largely populated by Eastern Orthodox Greeks, we ask to purchase it. All major ports would still be operated by the United Kingdom, and the British military would still be allowed to station itself there.

Netherland: Our representatives land in Korea and arrive at Hanseong to start the conference. We start the construction of our first dreadnought to keep influence on the sea after many years of negligence. Since the integration of our American colonies, life standards there have increased significantly. We continue to build up our trading ports. More Dutch start to worry about the situation in Eastern Europe. Dutch East Indies: We continue to build up our fleet and the colonial militia. The infrastructure continues to be developed with heavy progress in Java and Sumatra causing a start of tensions between the islands of the West and the islands of the East where the natives offer more resistence.

1908.5

  1. All events from last turn that were supposed to happen happen this turn.
  2. The Young Turks demand the restoration of the 1876 Constitution while their revolt grows in intensity.

Austria-Hungary: The keel for Austria's first dreadnought, the SMS Tegetthoff, is laid in Trieste. Archduke Franz-Ferdinand is there for the ceremony. Industrial and military reforms continue, with the guidance of the German officers proving invaluable.

​Kingdom of Serbia: We expand our military, with over 5000 people joining the army in only two years according to an analysis. (SECRET) We ask if Greece would like to participate in the invasion of Bulgaria that will take place in five years, we send this letter to King George so no one else knows except the nations of Serbia, Romania and Greece. (This would break our neutrality). We see nationalism is on the rise. 

  • Greek Diplomacy: The Kingdom will financially/morally support the if we could get a small part of Bulgaria above Thrace.

Belgium: We expand our military and economy. We are currently allied with Netherlands and France, and we enjoy the protection of the UK and France. Albert I gives an inspiring speech, telling the Belgians that he is amazed at how well two entirely different cultures have managed to live together in one country. He also apologizes to the Walloons for his father's infringement on their rights. We offer an alliance to the UK. We are officially still neutral, but SECRETLY the Belgian government confirms to the other politicians that the neutrality will be lifted if the UK accepts.  

The United Kingdom reminds Belgium that the UK is already in an agreement to defend Belgian neutrality and will continue to honor this treaty.

Sweden: We continue military buildup and build about one ship. The King is rumored to have made derogatory remarks about Serbia.  

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. After nationalism becoming more popular, Czar Nicholas II of Russia speaks again at St Petersburg, mass-media reported all cross the globe and Russian people hearing. As Czar Nicholas II of Russia said, Russia begins to form a new policy that also stands for administration act. That policy forms new administrative regions in the Russian Empire There are now nine newly created administrative regions total: Russia, Finland, Poland, Baltica, Bessarabia, Ukraine, Caucasia, Kazakhstan and Turkestan. Each region has its own flag, coat of arms and government. But some things need to be common in all regions, including military and currency. Each region also has its own administrative divisions. New multi-language schools built from Finland and Poland are on their way to the region of Baltica which has Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian as three of first languages, while Russian as second language. The three first multi-language schools are built in all Baltic capital cities, Tallinn in Estonia, Riga in Latvia and Vilnius in Lithuania. After working together with Romania in the Ottoman War, Czar Nicholas II of Russia offers an alliance and trade agreement to the nation of Romania. 

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 ships. 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 start to draft people into the army.

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. Siam supports the Chinese rebels. 

Siamese Diplomacy: Deeply insulted on behalf of Asia at seeing the Hanseong Conference, nominally about Asia's security, not include any Asian nations except Korea, Siam officially notifies Korea of its deep displeasure and withdraws its ambassador. It also urges any nations invited to boycott the conference. 

United States: The United States continues to expand its economic and political force around the world. The recent crisis in Venezuela forces the United States and the Roosevelt administration to pursue a more protective policy of America's backyard. Military expenditure expands and further spending is added for the Navy. Military bases are expanded in Hawaii, the Philippines, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. The war in Europe and the Middle East causes considerable concern for the American government, and Roosevelt sternly advises members of Europe to obey international law with regards to each other and the common people. The earthquake is a tragedy for the nation, and the government does what it can to help the people of San Francisco and California recover from the crisis.

  • Cuba: Cuba's economy and government continues to expand in the wake of the crisis in Venezuela. American interests continue to expand across the island nation. A large revolt breaks out following a disputed election, and the United States is called in in order to handle the situation and restore peace to the country. The rebellion is largely crushed, and the new provisional government established looks to align the country closer toward the United States. 

German Empire: Work continues on the two dreadnought ships, with the SMS Preussen very nearly completed. The five new U-boats are completed, and the whole fleet of six engages in training manoeuvres. The army also takes part in large manoeuvres this half-year, with the Imperial and Bavarian armies taking part and improving co-operation. Bavaria's two zeppelins also take part, and Grand Admiral von Tirpitz orders two Imperial airships once the two dreadnoughts are completed. In diplomatic news, Germany reaches out to the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Bulgaria for increased and closer relations. 

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

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. French aid is requested and discussions about land redistribution are secretly asked of the French government. We accept the previous Greek offers of alliance.

Ottoman Empire: Military Forces in the European Vilayets side with the Young Turks and begin marching on Istanbul. This causes Abdul Hamid II to reinstate the Constitution of 1876 and schedules elections for next year; he also orders an end to the mandatory conscription that's been in effect since the year 1905. There is much celebration across the Empire because of this. However, a group within the Committee of Union and Progress believes that Abdul Hamid II will be an obstacle for the reforms and begins to plot his demise.

Greece: As Greece is now receiving small subsidies from the United Kingdom and France, 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. 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. The citizens don't object. 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). Also, to further relations with Italy he asks for an alliance, and small amount of subsidies for our infrastructure and economy. King George I of Greece turns forty-four. Many citizens continue to ask parliament to declare war on the Turks due to Ottoman weakness, but the state still does not take action.

  • Greek to UK Diplomacy: As the island of Cyprus is largely populated by Eastern Orthodox Greek Cypriots, we ask to purchase it. All major ports would still be operated by the United Kingdom, and the British military would still be allowed to station itself there.
  • Italian Dip: We accept your gracious offer of alliance and state that we will make sure to keep it.

Netherlands: Continue development of economy and military across the empire. Dutch East Indies: Continue to develop economy and military.

Brazil: President Neves' economic model moves at full steam ahead. Tech research continues. Congressional elections take place and the MPP secures a safe majority.

1909.0

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.

Qing Empire: Empress Dowager Cixi, initiated the 'New Policy' in order to set in reforms in China such as teaching of western education in schools and accepting the western dates. But these reforms, certainly had little effect upon what seemed was the rapid disintegration of the Qing Empire. Upon the orders of Emperor Guangxu, the military was cut down in size and a moderately sized army of 400,000 men with an additional 200,000 reserves was maintained. However, a paramilitary unit (of more than millions of men) was established to maintain law and order within the state, with Zhou Kai Yen appointed as the Core Commander of the Qing Paramilitary Force and the military and paramilitary were equipped with modern weaponry imported from Europe in order to replace quantity with quality. The Emperor, maintained his belief that China must keep up with her neighbouring states and immediately set out to establish a modern navy for China, that is to make sure China did not suffer a defeat as harsh as it did during the Sino - Japanese War and more recently, the Boxer Rebellion and announced the construction of battleships, destroyers and most importantly, research put into developing a dreadnought. Whilst these reforms were brought, a major crackdown was launched upon Chinese merchants engaged in illegal trading, that is in order to set up a much more planned economy. By February, Empress Dowager Cixi had fallen terribly ill which temporarily granted Emperor Guangxi a hand in how to run the state, who immediately imposed a system of governors upon the state. That is, the power of the nobility was decreased and many ordinary men, however, with qualifications granted the position of Governor of their respective province. Because these men had no true power, that is they had been appointed by the Emperor, they were keen on remaining loyal for the Emperor could dismiss them anytime. However, on 10th of June, Empress Cixi abolished this system, and restored the nobility. These actions made it very clear to the people and most important, the enemies of the Qing that the state was falling into political turmoil. One of these men, Dr Sun Yat-sen; backed by Japan, funded groups in China to fight against the monarchy and by 29th of July, three major groups had been formed that were the Kuomintang, the Akatsuki and the Espada who sought to put an end to imperial rule and establish a republic and on 3rd December, these groups signed an agreement to unite against the Qing Empire. The new group, however, was referred to as the Tongmenhiu. The group rapidly gained support from the people - especially in the south from the Han. Meanwhile, the popularity of the Qing suffered. Riots start in cities in support of the Tongmenhiu, and the Paramilitary crack down on these people. Meanwhile, Yuan Shikai had Zhou Kai Yen executed to acquire control over the paramilitary. This led to protests by various senior members of the paramilitary who respected Zhou Kai Yen. Major protests were held at Shanghai and Guangzhou to commemorate the death of Zhou Kai Yen. Increased support was given to the Tongmenhiu, and the paramilitary now outright refused to crack down on the Tongmenhiu. With the recent death of Emperor Dowager Cixi and Emperor Guangzhou, rumours spread that Yuan Shikai killed them as well, and believing that the time is ripe; the Tongmenhiu call for a revolution. Much of Southern China revolts against the Qing, with the paramilitary cracking down upon the rebels in some areas whilst cooperating in others. Meanwhile, The Tongmenhiu promise Tibet and Mongolia independence if they were to support the Tongmenhiu. The Qing are pushed back to the North in a series of battles that take place, and Hong Kong and Siam are called for aid by the Tongmenhiu as agreed upon in the Hong Kong Agreement.

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. Siam sends 5000 men, supplemented by several destroyers and the new pred-dreadnought battleship to support the Tongmenhiu.

Kingdom of Serbia: (SECRET) we allow Greece to take Thrace in the planned Invasion of Bulgaria. we improve our military, with over 10,000 people joining the military every two years according to a survey.

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 ships. 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 100k in our military.

  • Please come up with a more reasonable number. Romanian Armed Forces today are at 198,800 in total. You are estimating your troops to be half of that size, although today Romania's population is 3x the amount it was in 1900. If another mod disagrees with this, they can contact me.

Netherlands: The parliament declare that the Qing has failed China and accept to support the Tongmenhiu through the Dutch East Indies. We completed our first dreaghnauth and two others are planned for 1913. We offer a trade deal to Siam and support to develop their military to European standard. Trade port are continually modernize to stay a center of European trade. Dutch East Indies: continue to develop the principal island of Java and Sumatra who become more Westernize with European education. Leaving the islands of the East poorly fund, a gasp is slowly created between the islands of the West and the East. Start to send weapon and supply to help the Chinese rebels. Effort to transform Banda Aceh into the Asiatic equivalent of Rotterdam start with many Dutch migrating there to help in the project. We seek closer relation with Germany and invite them to invest in the new port in exchange for the right of their merchant navy to use the port freely.

Russian Empire: Continues to improve our economy and build up our military. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in Russia. Russia's first dreadnought ship is bring worked at Saint Peterburg as orders by Imperial Russian Navy, calling its first dreadnought ship in Russia ever made. The first U-boat was also so far be built in this city where dreadnought ship is working. In Moscow, the Czaria Building planned by the Moscow mayor starts building as planned Height is over 200 m, marking it the tallest building in Russia and the world.

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. Belgiums 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.

  • 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 noire 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 develop of the African colonies continue 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 continue. 
  • Just copy-pasta for Nk. He told me he can't post SkyGreen24(Party,quotes) 18:22, November 5, 2014 (UTC)

Belgium: Seeing as the UK pretty much accepted our alliance, we announce to the world that our neutrality is hereby lifted. We expand the military and economy.

  • Kongo: Expand military and economy.

United States: The United States continues to expand its economic and political force around the world. The recent crisis in Venezuela forces the United States and the Roosevelt administration to pursue a more protective policy of America's backyard. Military expenditure expands and further spending is added for the Navy. Military bases are expanded in Hawaii, the Philippines, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. The war in Europe and the Middle East causes considerable concern for the American government, and Roosevelt sternly advises members of Europe to obey international law with regards to each other and the common people. The earthquake is a tragedy for the nation, and the government does what it can to help the people of San Francisco and California recover from the crisis.

  • Cuba: Cuba's economy and government continue to expand in the wake of the crisis in Venezuela. American interests continue to expand across the island nation. A large revolt breaks out following a disputed election, and the United States is called in in order to handle the situation and restore peace to the country. The rebellion is largely crushed, and the new provisional government established looks to align the country closer toward the United States. 

German Empire: The first Imperial German dreadnought, the SMS Preussen is finally completed early this year. It takes part in naval exercises, dwarfing the other ships in both size and arms. Work continues at a fevered pace on its sister-ship, the SMS Bayern, which will be completed this time next year. Work also begins on two zeppelins for the navy. In non-naval news, the Imperial government accepts the Netherands' gracious offer, invests the money immediately and, as an act of good faith, sends military advisers to assist the Dutch army. The Kaiser and his government are very keen to strengthen the bonds between Germany and the Netherlands. They are also keen to do the same with Luxembourg. The Grand Duchy, already a member of the German customs union, the Zollverein, should, in the eyes of many of the German princes, join the empire as the 26th member state. Industrial output stays strong. 

Ottoman Empire: The elections are held with the Committee of Union and Progress gaining a majority of seats in the Chamber of Deputies, however, Abdul Hamid appoints conservatives to the Senate, making them a majority and delays appointing a new Grand Vizier which angers the members of the Committee of Union and Progress. The Anti-Sultan faction within the Committee of Union and Progress continues plotting the demise of Abdul Hamid II.

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. The citizens don't object. 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 continue to ask parliament to declare war on the Turks due to Ottoman weakness, but the state still does not take action.

  • Greek to UK Diplomacy: As the island of Cyprus is largely populated by Eastern Orthodox Greek Cypriots, we ask to purchase it. All major ports would still be operated by the United Kingdom, and the British military would still be allowed to station itself there.

Brazil: President Neves' economic model moves at full steam ahead. Tech research continues. As President Neves' term approaches its end (1910), he decides to push an amendment through the MPP-controlled Congress to set a term limit on presidents to a maximum of two consecutive terms. He does this as an act of good faith toward the Brazilian people to let them know that he was never in it for the power but rather for the people. The amendment passes in the summer of 1909. As an outgoing president, Neves remains highly popular for doing incredible things over his seven-year tenure s president--more than any other president in Brazil's history. The economy is soaring and industrial output has become strong due to the growth of an industrial base due to ISI. The Conservative Party vets its national candidate for president next year; it is Felipe Braganca, current governor of Minas Gerais. The MPP nominates Adriano Ferra, current foreign minister as its candidate with the endorsement of outgoing President Aecio Neves.

1909.5

  1. The Anglo-Saxon Oil Company is formed.

The United Kingdom does things. There is a general election because the House of Lords keeps fooling around. The newly elected Parliament does more talking about home rule for India. Meanwhile, South Africa is given Dominion status. 

Austria-Hungary: the SMS Tegetthoff nears completion, as does its sister, the Wien. Austria begins looking to the Balkans, strengthening relations with Bulgaria and Montenegro.

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.

Socialist Union (Currently Secret): Just formed, we hold only a few hundred members, with the aim of providing all people of Russia the freedom they deserve. We are based on the Marxist and Socialist values and we continue to look for dedicated members. We currently have meeting areas in St Petersburg and Kiev, and we are hoping to set up secret hideouts and education areas to provide the general population with support, and all that our union can currently offer. 

Who is writing for the Socialist Union and why? It's not a nation.

Check the nations page, I started as a small group and basically a revolution. 

Qing Empire: Empress Dowager Cixi, initiated the 'New Policy' in order to set in reforms in China such as teaching of western education in schools and accepting the western dates. But these reforms, certainly had little effect upon what seemed was the rapid disintegration of the Qing Empire. Upon the orders of Emperor Guangxu, the military was cut down in size and a moderately sized army of 400,000 men with an additional 200,000 reserves was maintained. However, a paramilitary unit (of more than millions of men) was established to maintain law and order within the state, with Zhou Kai Yen appointed as the Core Commander of the Qing Paramilitary Force and the military and paramilitary were equipped with modern weaponry imported from Europe in order to replace quantity with quality. The Emperor, maintained his belief that China must keep up with her neighbouring states and immediately set out to establish a modern navy for China, that is to make sure China did not suffer a defeat as harsh as it did during the Sino - Japanese War and more recently, the Boxer Rebellion and announced the construction of battleships, destroyers and most importantly, research put into developing a dreadnought. Whilst these reforms were brought, a major crackdown was launched upon Chinese merchants engaged in illegal trading, that is in order to set up a much more planned economy. By February, Empress Dowager Cixi had fallen terribly ill which temporarily granted Emperor Guangxi a hand in how to run the state, who immediately imposed a system of governors upon the state. That is, the power of the nobility was decreased and many ordinary men, however, with qualifications granted the position of Governor of their respective province. Because these men had no true power, that is they had been appointed by the Emperor, they were keen on remaining loyal for the Emperor could dismiss them anytime. However, on 10th of June, Empress Cixi abolished this system, and restored the nobility. These actions made it very clear to the people and most important, the enemies of the Qing that the state was falling into political turmoil. One of these men, Dr Sun Yat-sen; backed by Japan, funded groups in China to fight against the monarchy and by 29th of July, three major groups had been formed that were the Kuomintang, the Akatsuki and the Espada who sought to put an end to imperial rule and establish a republic and on 3rd December, these groups signed an agreement to unite against the Qing Empire. The new group, however, was referred to as the Tongmenhiu. The group rapidly gained support from the people - especially in the south from the Han. Meanwhile, the popularity of the Qing suffered. Riots start in cities in support of the Tongmenhiu, and the Paramilitary crack down on these people. Meanwhile, Yuan Shikai had Zhou Kai Yen executed to acquire control over the paramilitary. This led to protests by various senior members of the paramilitary who respected Zhou Kai Yen. Major protests were held at Shanghai and Guangzhou to commemorate the death of Zhou Kai Yen. Increased support was given to the Tongmenhiu, and the paramilitary now outright refused to crack down on the Tongmenhiu. With the recent death of Emperor Dowager Cixi and Emperor Guangzhou, rumours spread that Yuan Shikai killed them as well, and believing that the time is ripe; the Tongmenhiu call for a revolution. Much of Southern China revolts against the Qing, with the paramilitary cracking down upon the rebels in some areas whilst co-operating in others. The Tongmenhiu meanwhile promise Tibet and Mongolia independence if they were to support the Tongmenhiu. The Qing are pushed back to the North in a series of battles that take place, and Hong Kong and Siam are called for aid by the Tongmenhiu as agreed upon in the Hong Kong Agreement. The Qing are slowly and gradually defeated, and in the Battle of Guangzhou, the Commander of the Qing army; Yuan Shikai is killed. This completely destroys the morale of the Qing but they continue to fight on, although by this time; the Tongmenhiu reach the gates of Beijing. Meanwhile, Dr Sun Yat-sen returns from Japan and is greeted by the revolutionary forces at Guangzhou.

Kingdom of Serbia: The economy has improved, along with the military.

Russian Empire: Continues to improve our economy and build up our military. Industry continues improved to be one of best works in Russia. Russia's first dreadnought ship is completed, named Gangut the First and lunched as adding to Imperial Russian Navy on 30 March. New two dreadnought ships was also bring built. A set of dreadnought ships is formed, calling us Gangut-class battleships of Imperial Russian Navy. In Moscow, work on the Czaria Building continues. In St Peterburg and Kiev, Russian policemen attack the Socialist Union's meeting areas because the Czar doesn't like Marxist and Socialist ideas. He likes democracy instead. After that in the night on 20 October, all Socialist Union members are sentenced to prisons at newly built jails in St Peterburg and Kiev. Russian Empire begins improving relations with Norway in order to become friends.

Ahh, the group is currently secret and with only a few hundred member I think it is implausible for you to find both hideouts and kill all members, especially even know the group exists. 

German Empire: The SMS Bayern dreadnought is very nearly completed, and the third and fourth ships in the Imperial class, the SMS Wurrtemberg and SMS Sachsen are laid down. The two Zeppelins continue being built. In diplomatic news, more money is invested in the Netherlands, and further efforts are made to strengthen relations. Overtures are directed toward LuxembourgBulgaria, and Brazil to also increase and strengthen relations. The colonies improve their infrastructure. 

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 50k in our military. Due to the recent surplus of crops, the population increases. The national population is 7.5 million and growing. We start to build airplanes for the air force. We continue to industrialize our nation.  

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. French aid is requested and discussions about land redistribution are secretly asked of the French government. We accept the previous Greek offers of alliance.

Sweden: Military, navy, infrastructure, and economy are built up. More shipyards are built throughout the country. Army is specifically placed near the border of Russia and Sweden.

Belgium: Expands military and economy.

  • Kongo: Expands military and economy.

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. Siam sends 5000 men, supplemented by several destroyers and the new pred-dreadnought battleship to support the Tongmenhiu.

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. The citizens don't object. 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 continue to ask parliament to declare war on the Turks due to Ottoman weakness, but the state still does not take action.

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

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