1. Firaxis celebrates the "Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month", and offers a give-away of a Civ6 anthology copy (5 in total)! For all the details, please check the thread here. .
    Dismiss Notice
  2. We have selected the winners of the Old World random draw and competition. For the winning entries, please check this thread.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Old World has finally been released on GOG and Steam, besides also being available in the Epic store . Come to our Old World forum and discuss with us!
    Dismiss Notice

A Brave New World Part 2

Discussion in 'Never Ending Stories' started by EQandcivfanatic, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. EQandcivfanatic

    EQandcivfanatic Zailing Captain Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2002
    Messages:
    11,578
    Location:
    On the Zee
    once again, this is only a update 0 to set things up.
     
  2. EQandcivfanatic

    EQandcivfanatic Zailing Captain Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2002
    Messages:
    11,578
    Location:
    On the Zee
    Global News Report

    DUTCH MAKE SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGH. Amsterdam, Empire of the Netherlands. The Dutch scientific community have announced an astonishing breakthrough in nuclear science. Some of these scientists believe that manipulation of so-called “atoms” may well lead to advances which could prove incredibly useful to human society. These have led to other potential breakthroughs in chemistry, military matters, and medicine. (+Early Nuclear Theory for the Empire of the Netherlands)

    North American News Report

    ALBANY ELECTIONS. Albany, Albany Republic. The New Yorker Conservative Party was trounced in this year’s elections by the Moderates. The new Moderate president has pledged to rebuild the nation’s economy and to increase its economic presence within the New England Empire. (+1 in Stability)

    LOUISIANA ELECTIONS. New Orleans, Louisiana. A surprise upset took place this year for the Louisianan Consul elections. The Liberal Party won a surprise victory, pledging to cement Louisiana’s independence from France, and to increase its reliability and self-sufficiency away from the old country. With a decade to accomplish this goal, some in France fear that the new Louisianan leader may attempt to bring full independence outside of the protectorate for his country. (-1 Stability)

    NEW JERSEY ELECTIONS. Trenton, New Jersey. Unlike in fellow dominion Louisiana, the Conservative Party has once more maintained their control of the consulship. The new Consul has pledged to stay the course in their relations with the Empire. (+1 Stability)

    MEXICAN ELECTIONS. Mexico City, Empire of Mexico. This year’s elections for prime minister have resulted in a Conservative victory, removing the old Moderate government. The Conservatives have promised a more nationalist path for Mexico, promising protection of all American interests against outside imperialist intentions. (+1 Stability)

    FLORIDA ELECTIONS. St. Augustine, Florida. A surprise upset took place this year in Floridian elections as the Liberal Party, considered the underdogs in the government, managed to win election. They have promised an equal voice to the nation’s Seminole and African populations, a move which has outraged the standing government and leadership. Protests have broken out, threatening violence and instability in this North American country. (-2 Stability)

    PENNSYLVANIA ELECTIONS. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Conservative Party of Pennsylvania has won this year’s elections in an astonishing victory. Some have accused the Conservatives of electoral fraud and call for a recount and rechecking of the votes. Several protests have been lodged by the Liberal and Socialist Parties. (-1 Stability)

    INCIDENT IN SAUK. Sauk, Sauk. Native Sauks murdered several Quebecois merchants this year, expressing outrage towards Quebec and their oppressive rule over other native tribes, including some Sauk. Part of the Free America organization, these people have called for Quebec to recognize the native American nations as well as paying reparations to the tribes they have exiled in the past.

    VIRGINIA INVADES MIAMI! Detroit, Virginian Empire. In a stunning military campaign, the Army of the Ohio has smashed the Miami military. In a mere seven pitched battles, the Virginian soldiers destroyed the existing Miami forces. Despite the speed and effectiveness of the attack, they did suffer some casualties in a Miami nighttime ambush which nullified Virginian cavalry and artillery superiority. Despite this, Miami has been annexed by the Virginian government and many neighboring states wonder if this signals the revival of the Virginian nation.
    Casualty List
    Miami: 15 Infantry Brigades, 2 Artillery (destroyed utterly)
    Virginia: 5 Infantry Brigades, 1 Artillery

    Central/South American News Report

    CHILE ELECTIONS. Santiago, Chile. This year’s elections in Chile have seen a resumption of business as usual as the nation’s Liberal Party wins an overwhelming victory. They have run on the promise to remain neutral in regards to the conflict between Peru and Bolivia, and will not take sides in the violence. (+1 in Stability)

    URUGUAY ELECTIONS. Montevideo, Uruguay. The Liberal Party has once more trounced all opposition in Uruguay. The President has pledged to continue his policies of modernization of the nation’s agriculture and industry. (+1 in Stability)

    SOCIALIST RIOT IN CENTRAL AMERICA. Guatemala City, United Provinces of Central America. In the Central American capital of Guatemala, violence broke out when military police fired upon socialist demonstrators, and numerous protestors were killed. This is the latest in a series of socialist attacks on the government of this nation, hoping to overthrow the regime and establish a socialist utopia in central America. (-1 for Stability)

    WAR ERUPTS BETWEEN PERU AND BOLIVIA! Sucre, Bolivia. What was supposed to be a quick victory in military combat turned into a devastating quagmire of a war. Bolivian forces attempted in an invasion into Peru, only to be met with stalemate against the border garrisons. Attempts to break through the reinforced garrisons in their planned positions in rough terrain failed miserably, and Peru even managed to launch a counter offensive, invading Bolivia. Casualties have been incredibly high for the Bolivians, who charged the Peruvian machine gun positions with little success. Though the Peruvian invasion has been halted and even pushed back, the war drags on once again in stalemate.
    Casualty List
    Peru: 9 Infantry Brigades, 3 Artillery Brigades
    Bolivia: 17 Infantry Brigades, 2 Artillery Brigades

    TROUBLE IN BRAZIL. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Increased turmoil in Brazil has led to demonstrations throughout the nation, and the military responded with violence. An open uprising and mutinies in the military has led to the overthrow and abdication of Emperor Pedro III, who has fled to the German Empire. No one is quite sure whether the Kaiser will respond with violence or recognize the new republican regime which has emerged in Brazil. (-2 Stability in Brazil)

    European News Report

    RUSSIA ELECTIONS. St. Petersburg, Russian Empire. Conservatives have dominated this year’s Duma and Presidential elections, bringing near complete control to the Conservative Party. They have pledged to pursue a nationalist path for the Russian people, and to expand the empire and Russian power internationally. (+1 in Stability)

    STATEMENTS SPARK INCIDENT IN BALKANS. Sofia, Bulgaria. Statements by the Bulgarian tsar at a social gathering this year have spread into a wide-scale international incident. The tsar claimed that the Russian monarch had given the go-ahead for Bulgarian dominion over all the Balkans. The claimed that military support would be provided for annexations of Transylvania, Serbia, Greece, and Moldavia. Needless so say, when these remarks were published, the other leaders have been outraged. Many have publicly demanded apologies, and Greek and Moldavian military forces have even been moved to the border for “defensive precautions.”

    African/Middle Eastern News Report

    RIOTS BREAK OUT IN ABYSSINIA. Addis Ababa, Abyssinia. This year, in Addis Ababa’s growing middle class, educated district, Abyssinian nationalists rioted after police fired upon a demonstration by university students. These nationalists have called for independence from the French Imperial Protectorate and a new course for Abyssinia. They hope that Abyssinia could be the leader for all Africans in a struggle for independence against imperialism.

    Asian/Pacific News Report

    Next Update Warning

    Next update will be Sunday, 8 PM Eastern Standard Time (1 AM GMT).

    Diplomatic Pouch

    To: Russian Empire
    From: Alaska

    We once more formally request to join the Russian Imperial Protectorate to once more bask in the warming glowing warmth of the tsar.

    OOC

    World Map
     

    Attached Files:

    • map0.PNG
      map0.PNG
      File size:
      240.6 KB
      Views:
      515
  3. Ace of Gold

    Ace of Gold MAKE WAY FOR THE BAD GUY

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2007
    Messages:
    1,628
    Location:
    California, USA
    To: Sauk & Free America organization
    From: Quebec
    This incident is a outrage you murder merchants and then ask that Quebec pays reps. No thats not how it works, You should pay reps for killing merchants.
     
  4. Crezth

    Crezth 話說天下大勢分久必合合久必分

    Joined:
    May 26, 2006
    Messages:
    11,140
    Location:
    北京皇城
    To: Louisiana
    From: That Brilliance, the Sheen and Envious Light which is the Almighty Pinnacle and Imperium of the Glorious Nation of France


    We sure hope these rumors we hear of extremism have been exaggerated; Louisiana's place in the Imperium is indispensable and widely appreciated. It'd be unfortunate if that relationship had to be terminated.
     
  5. EQandcivfanatic

    EQandcivfanatic Zailing Captain Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2002
    Messages:
    11,578
    Location:
    On the Zee
    To: Quebec
    From: Sauk

    We will not pay reparations for the acts of private citizens, but when they are apprehended, we will try them in a due court of law.
     
  6. Stormbringer

    Stormbringer The Brick and The Rose

    Joined:
    May 20, 2001
    Messages:
    5,315
    Location:
    USA
    Brazil in the Latter Half of the 19th Century

    People disagree whether Emperor Pedro II caused the downfall of Brazil or whether he did everything he could to stop it, but either way he presided over the dissolution of the country. His social and economic policies led to tension between social classes and between the central government and local authorities. The Germans who were invited to help the government were content to stand idly by and let the country disintegrate and pick up the profitable pieces. By the time Pedro was replaced by his nephew Pedro III in 1891 the country had dissolved and the social and economic conditions were dire.

    The abolition of slavery and the disintegration of the plantation agriculture led to a huge influx of former slaves and farmers into the cities in the last decade of the 18th century. Urban conditions deteriorated as did working conditions for those working at factories. The mismanagement of the economy meant that by the end of the century Brazil was a net importer of food. Industrial development was inefficient and the only source of revenue was the mining operations around Rio de Janeiro.

    By the last few years of the century the traditional social order begun to break down and a new reality emerged. The large landowners, high government officials, aristocrats and military officers continued to support the monarchist government. They supported protectionism, greater government involvement in the economy, and believed that the deterioration of the country was due to the emancipation of slaves and the break down of the old agricultural social order (true to a large extent). The second group that emerged were the small middle class, the factory owners, government bureaucrats, and journalists. These intellectuals believed that the government mismanaged the country and that liberal reforms were desperately needed to fix the ailing economy. They pushed for the ideas of free trade, democracy, and capitalism.

    The third and largest group constituted the disillusioned masses. These people saw that the country was in ruins, and the government was doing nothing for them. Socialist movements developed, blaming the government and the Germans for the current condition of the people. Socialist leaders promised people a paradise where the workers ran the government and received a fair share of the country's riches (even if the country didn't have any). Poor workers and farmers, and even ordinary rank and file soldiers eagerly listened to this message of hope and a better future.

    In 1898 the mismanagement of the economy has begun to take its toll. Declining revenues from mining due to slacking demand in Germany meant that the government no longer had enough money to purchase enough food. Food and fuel shortages throughout the country resulted in multiple strikes and protests, but they were brutally put down. A major demonstration in Rio de Janeiro was crushed by the army leaving dozens of people dead on the streets of the city.

    In January 1899 strikes and unrest resumed in Rio de Janeiro and by early February Pedro III was forced to sack his cabinet and bring forward a new government. His new appointee, Prudente de Morais, was an able administrator but a supporter of the current economic structure. He instituted rationing of food and fuel but did little else to alleviate the situation.

    Demonstrations and riots continue throughout February and when the actions of the new Morais government are insufficient to restore order Pedro III orders the military to crack down again on the rioters. The troops refuse to fire on the protesters and in some cases join them. Prisons are opened and there is chaos in the streets as government buildings are attacked, Pedro flees Rio de Janeiro. The Socialist movement organizes the Workers Council of Rio de Janeiro which effectively gains control of the city.

    Throughout March and April government troops clash with Socialist groups in Rio de Janeiro and other major cities in the country. Conditions in the city deteriorate and by March massive demonstrations "for peace and food" force the Socialist leaders, especially Alfonso Pena, to back down. On May 5th a new government is formed in a coalition between the monarchists, liberals, and socialists and headed by Campos Sales.

    Throughout May and June the government restores some control to the country and food and fuel rationing begins to work. As exports of ore begin to flow again the government begins to prepare for a restoration of monarchist power. As money is spent on guns for the military instead of food Alfonso Pena quits in protest and begins preparations for a new wave of riots and demonstrations.

    On July 4th Alfonso Pena leads an armed demonstration against the government in Rio de Janeiro. It is unexpectedly dominated by the radical members of the Socialist movement and demands switch from distributions of food to removal of the government and arrest of the Emperor. Following a violent clash with the military Alfonso Pena and his supporters flee Rio de Janeiro.

    Throughout the summer and fall the government loses all control over the country outside of Rio de Janeior. Local socialist organizations or local bureaucracies take control throughout the country. In September Alfonso Pena and his supporters declare a Socialist Republic and pledge to establish a government of the people, excluding the old ruling classes.

    In October 10th Pedro sends the army against Alfonso Pena's forces outside the city. Met with columns of civilians waving flags the army refuses to attack the Socialists and stands aside. The Workers Council of Rio de Janeiro organizes a plan to depose the government and on October 25th Socialist forces gain control of the city. The socialist soldiers on board the cruiser San Martin seize control and shell the government palace in what would become an iconic moment of the revolution. Emperor Pedro III agrees to abdicate in order to end the violence.

    Campos Sales, the leader of the liberals, forms a new government in Rio de Janeiro, and attempts to regain control, but the Socialists appear resistant to a unity government. The monarchists, led by Prudente Morais, are hoping for German intervention to restore the monarchy. And the Socialists seem to be waiting for their turn.


    From Prudente Morais
    To Germany


    The violent revolution led by the Socialist and Liberal groups in Brazil has deposed the rightful monarch and seized power. It is clear that the situation will not be restored without your intervention and we ask for you to send troops and restore order.


    From Campos Sales
    to Germany


    The Provisional Government of the Republic of Brazil asks for German recognition and support in restoring control over the country. Brazil is facing a humanitarian crisis and shortages of food and fuel, as well as civil unrest, and we request that Germany provide the necessary aid to help the Brazilian people.


    From Alfonso Pena
    To Germany


    The Socialist movement of Brazil rejects the German right to intervene in Brazil. The people of Brazil have spoken and they have spoken against German overlordship. We ask that you leave the people of Brazil and South America to their destiny, you have caused enough damage as it is.
     
  7. Jason The King

    Jason The King Deity

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2002
    Messages:
    12,050
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    To Canada, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Chicago and Louisiana
    From His Greatness, King Robert II of Virginia

    Our troops succeeded in accomplishing a momentous victory this year, crushing a savage government and replacing it with a just and fair one. This victory we share with all those peoples of our common lineage, that of the western sophisticated type. For too long had the Miami harassed our border and insulted our people. They deserved the defeat they suffered, we only wished we could have accomplished the retribution without the loss of precious Virginian lives.

    As it is now, I can assure you my reign as King will be one of progress, liberalism, and peace. I do not intend on ruling with an iron fist as my predecessor, King Sydney. Nor do I plan on furthering the Empire of Virginia past the current borders, as did my grandfather, Robert I. Instead I hope to enrich Virginia, a course that involves peace and trade with all our neighbors, and a plan that includes prosperity for those with whom we trade as well.

    The Kingdom of Virginia will become once more a kingdom of peace, friendship, and prosperity. I hope that her neighbors will bare this well.
     
  8. Milarqui

    Milarqui Deity

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2005
    Messages:
    5,226
    Location:
    Granada, Andalucía, España, Europa
    Minister Ludvig Ernst Bramsen was looking at the map that one of his underlings had brought him. The project he and his fellow ministers had designed would give many riches to the Empire if done correctly: building a series of bridges to join the small islands near the peninsula of Jutland would surely save lots of money in coal, as the ferries that continuously travelled between the small islands to the east of Jutland wouldn't have to travel as much as they normally did.

    To create the project, he had called one of the best architects in the country, Thorvald Bindesbøll. Even at the age of 64, he was still a brilliant architect and his recent design of the new apartment blocks in the city of Ny Odense was being a thorough success, as people could live in them very well (as well as one could live in the heat of Africa, of course) with not much problem.

    "What do you think, Mr Bindesbøll?" Minister Bramsen asked.

    "Hmmm," he mumbled, then he took a pencil out of his pocket and drew several lines in the map.



    "Based on my knowledge of the place, these are the best places to build the bridges you are proposing, Minister."

    "How would you manage to build the bridge, then? There are several kilometres of distance between each of the islands."

    "The depth at some points isn't very much, hardly a few tens of metres. It shouldn't be very difficult to place the supports down there."

    "And why are there two bridges between Fyn and Jutland?"

    "The way I see it," Bindesbøll answered, "Fyn would become the center of communications between all the islands and Jutland. A new train station should be built in that island, to make up for the rise of travellers coming and going through it."

    "It would included in the project, anyway," Minister Bramsen said. "When do you think you will have the plans for the bridges?"

    "Give me three weeks and I'll have the plans for the six bridges."
     
  9. Justo

    Justo Emperor

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2007
    Messages:
    1,800
    Location:
    Australia
    Mexico in the late 19th Century
    The war of the 2nd Union had not affected Mexico as it had affected the other great powers. Mexico intervention was limited only to small naval raids and economic assistance. With the destruction of the 2nd Union Mexican leaders decided that a new defence policy was required to ensure that Mexico's fate was not the same as the 2nd Union and Great Britain. The Mexican Navy was steadily expanded over the next decade to become one of the largest Navies in the world. With this Navy no other power would dare attempt an invasion of Mexico. The sea lanes would be locked down and on land Mexico's army was still one of the largest in the world which was more than enough to repel any attacks.

    Economically the destruction of the 2nd Union allowed Mexico to pick up many markets previously controlled by the nations of the 2nd Union. Mexico focused on building up Industry and modernizing the nation while at the same time keeping out of foreign entanglements which dragged down many of the other powers. In 1874 the first railway was completed linking up the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean. This rail line running through Mexico City would be crucial in aiding Mexico's expansion into the Pacific in the coming years. In the 1880s Mexico managed to develop a strong shipbuilding Industry in the Pacific and Caribbean. During this time Mexico's merchant fleet tripled allowing Mexico to become one of the largest exporters of Industrial goods in the world. Coming into the 1900s the Mexican economy has begun to slow slightly however rapid population growth in California is expected to see a large revival of Mexican economic growth as more infrastructure and factories are created in the Northern regions.

    Domestically Mexico prospered after the destruction of the 2nd Union. The reintegration of the Yucatan would be crucial in increasing Mexican nationalism in the coming decades. The tribal rebellions in the North would prove a minor problem. After crushing the various rebellions harsh laws were enacted against most of the native populations. Many were pushed into small reservations while the remainder fled North into France. Once the native populations had been defeated Mexican authorities began a push to colonize the Northern lands with ethnic Mexicans. The gold rushes in the 1880s would help increase the Mexicanization of these lands and coming into the 1900s the population of some regions in the North is starting to match that of Southern Mexico.

    Politically Mexico continued to be heavily dominated by the conservative party. Several times the moderate party was able to seize power however they would generally lose the next election without making any major changes promised during their election campaigns. The working class of Mexico in recent years has begun to voice their wishes for higher wages and better rights. Several unions have even recently begun discussion on forming a political party to attempt to give better rights to the working class of Mexico.

    Mexico's foreign policy throughout the latter parts of the 19th century was focused on securing domination over the Caribbean and expanding into the Pacific. With Florida, Haiti and Venezuela all becoming protectorates of the Mexican Empire Carribean has been considered a Mexican lake with the Mexican navy oftenly performing activities in other nations waters without their consent. In the Pacific after almost half a century of sending aid to Hawaii the Hawaiian King was offerred a deal. Hawaii would become a part of the Mexican Empire in return Hawaii would be given a certain level of autonomy from the rest of Mexico as well as increased aid to go to Hawaii. With several Mexican battleships just off the coast of Hawaii the Hawaiian King had no choice and Hawaii was integrated into Mexico. The Mexican navy was quick in constructing a large naval base on the Island which it would use as a launching pad into the rest of the Pacific.

    The future for Mexico is looking bright. With a large growing nationalistic population and an abundance of natural resources Mexico is set to continue to dominate in Central and South America. Only time will tell what fate has set for Mexico.
     
  10. Kentharu

    Kentharu Zebra Commander

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2005
    Messages:
    5,908
    Location:
    Place with things
    From The German Empire
    To Campos Sales

    Representatives of the German Empire have been dispatched with a message of our terms

    To Prudente Morais

    The German Empire shall aid the Brazilian people.

    To Austria

    Long have the German people been divided and the Kaiser accepts that our two nations both share the blame for this division. However in this time of uncertainty let us not stand alone in the dark, but united in the light of fellowship and brotherhood. Kaiser Federick Wihelm II of the German Empire here by extends the hand of friendship to our southern brothers in Austria. We believe as a base to our future relations a permanent NAP be made between our two nations. Perhaps with the paranoia of war on our minds we may further develop our bonds.
     
  11. Milarqui

    Milarqui Deity

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2005
    Messages:
    5,226
    Location:
    Granada, Andalucía, España, Europa
    To Sweden
    From Denmark


    Greetings, northern neighbour! Would you be willing to sign a Non-Aggresion Pact with us, now that we have started to trade with each other?

    Signed
    King Christian IX of Denmark

    OOC: :D:D You must not have a Grandma, no?
     
  12. TaylorFlame

    TaylorFlame Nuclear Whale

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2008
    Messages:
    435
    From: Austria
    To: Germany


    We would be glad to sign a NAP with our Germanic brothers. It is time that we get rid of any hostilities that remain between us. Only together can the Germanic race truly prosper.
     
  13. Oruc

    Oruc Reactionary

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2002
    Messages:
    8,656
    Location:
    You all have no human decency
    Carmen you son of a . .. .. .. .. ., you bloody betrayed me
     
  14. EQandcivfanatic

    EQandcivfanatic Zailing Captain Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2002
    Messages:
    11,578
    Location:
    On the Zee
    Kentharu has confirmed as Germany, so all pretenders to the throne will have to go with other options.
     
  15. DarthNader

    DarthNader Destroyer of Worlds

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2008
    Messages:
    2,677
    Location:
    Guido Island
    Kentharu, since you are playing Germany, we need to talk about what was already done. My AIM is Nader1942.
     
  16. carmen510

    carmen510 Deity

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2006
    Messages:
    8,126
    Location:
    NESing Forums
    Actually, no. I didn't know that you were invading this turn. :lol:

    Not exactly my fault, because I assume you can't send orders for Turn 0.
     
  17. Oruc

    Oruc Reactionary

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2002
    Messages:
    8,656
    Location:
    You all have no human decency
    But it told you on the front page? oh well just means you'll have an even easier time of it.

    Edit: How do you improve army quality?
     
  18. Kentharu

    Kentharu Zebra Commander

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2005
    Messages:
    5,908
    Location:
    Place with things
    From The German Empire
    To Austria

    Now that we have established good relations perhaps we can move onto greater deeds. Perhaps we both can lower tariffs on imports from our respective nations. It need not be by a significant amount however all journeys start with the first step. We believe this to be the first step towards a greater communication between our two peoples.
     
  19. Adrogans

    Adrogans Quiet Laughter...

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2006
    Messages:
    4,210
    Location:
    The Woods
    From Republic of Italy
    To Greece, Serbia


    The Republic would like to encourage a safe and valuable Mediterranean trading agreement between our nations and also sign an NAP between us to prevent any potential issues.
     
  20. Luckymoose

    Luckymoose The World is Mine

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2006
    Messages:
    18,356
    Location:
    Get Back
    From: Georgia
    To: Virginia


    We do not believe you, as you may have guessed. Such actions as those taken out in this past year must not be supported by any government in these great lands, and we request the independence of those peoples whom you have usurped from their home.
     

Share This Page