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December World - game thread

Discussion in 'Imperium OffTopicum' started by Ahigin, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. Belgarion95

    Belgarion95 Chieftain

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    Ideological History of Andean Communardism

    Early Years (1878-1886)


    In this period preceding, during, and immediately following the Andean Civil War, the United Communes were surprisingly non-ideological in both Government and people. There were historical and political motivations for this outcome, but it was also relevant that few besides key educated intellectuals within the new government were aware of what precisely Communardism stood for. Most Andeans understood the revolution as fundamentally opposed to a European-styled, oppressive regime; what emerged was Andeanismo, a unifying and profoundly malleable ideology. Both the revolution and persuasive government outreach in its aftermath focused on Andeanist appeals - i.e. a central military was necessary to preserve a traditional, communard existence. Willing to tolerate intensely hierarchical or catholic communities, extremely appealing to remote and indigenous communities, and remaining popular with unions and their ardently revolutionary base, Andeansimo was, in conjunction with political decentralization, an effective tool for generating buy-in for the new government across the Andes.

    The end of this period saw the emergence of the Progresismo movement, a largely urban ideology. A response to Andeanism, its focus on democratization and imagining new labour-controlled modes of production rejects the Andeanist embrace of traditionalism. Progresismo, however, never became popular in the agrarian countryside, and remains a minor ideological force in Andean society.

    Spoiler Political and Historical Motivations :
    Following the overthrow of military junta by Communard groups in the wake of the famous “High March,” there existed a period of quiet rebuilding. Due to the lack of prolonged armed struggle, there hadn’t been a particularly large military build-up by the victorious Communard revolutionaries, and there had thus been little need for centralized institutions. DeLuna’s new government in Lima existed in name only; its “Citizen Directives” were ignored in all but the nearest of the highlands, and the limited capacity for taxation afforded an extremely size-limited armed police force. Recruits needed to be paid fair wages, DeLuna insisted; this respect and compensation was important without the immediate threat of counter-revolutionary forces to bind them together. Highland confederacies began to congeal around strongmen, and the solidification of this fracturing was imminent.

    In order to achieve buy-in for Unified Andean rule by the “Oficina de Coordinación Comunista” (OCC) from the now self-governing highland valley agrarian communes, former-plantations, indigenous communities, Union-run towns and cities, etc, DeLuna enshrined in the new constitution a compromise; centralized executive powers and legislature in exchange for massively devolved powers to Communes. The document also formally defined this unit of government as democratic, intensely local, and responsible for everything not explicitly in the national interest. Each contributed a portion of its taxes to the OCC, and received security and an OCC congressional representative in return; for all else, (medicine, education, utilities) they were responsible.
    Spoiler Andeanismo :
    - Strongly emphasizes Anti-Imperialism, Europhobia
    - Rejects European models of governance
    - Views Communardism as fundamentally conservative
    - Embraces traditional and indigenous modes organization
    - Extremely popular and broadly appealing
    - Considered by most to not qualify as an ideology, but instead a collection of loosely related ideas without systematic coherence.
    - “That which is Andean has long been perfectly Communard! It is only European Arrogance that seeks to define Communardism otherwise.” – Marco DeLuna, 1879.
    Spoiler Progresismo :
    - Emphasizes Democratic Institutions as an unambiguous tenet of Communardism
    - Views Communardism as capable of empowering workers to find new modes of organization
    - Understands government as being ideally local
    - Supports large business institutions, provided they are democratic
    - Rejects hierarchy and "coercive power imbalances"
    - Strongly supports Unions
    - "The disruptive power of democratically run, collectively-owned enterprise will stagger the bloated, international capitalist regime!" - Herman Martín, 1885


    Intellectual Renaissance (1886-1892)

    Foreign Communardism was the initial catalyst for the rapid development of Internacionalismo and Centralismo within the Andes. Inspired largely by forlorn Manhatten Communards losing hope for revolution within the Union (in addition to a few French Communards), these movements focused on the spread and defense of the Andean revolution, respectively. While Internacionalismo only really became popular among a growing cadre of educated, urban youths, Centralismo was rapidly seized upon by President DeLuna as the philosophical rationale for strengthening the central government. Notably, both movements emphasized the necessary class-solidarity of the proletariat, often internationally. This was an unpopular emphasis for the Andean people of this period relative to the Europhobia of Andeanismo, particularly in rural, isolated communities.

    Simultaneously, Indigenismo became distinct from Andeanismo during this period and matured into a cohesive ideology. The central idea of this movement, which advocates for the social and political status of Indigenous peoples, is "The Great Circle," first developed by José Carlos Promariátegui. A response to Hegelian and Marxist theories postulating a linear historical progression, Promariátegui rejected these ideas in favor of an understanding of human history which begins and ends in the Commune. A "societal journey" through Autocracy and Capitalism allows insight (such as technology, the destructive evils of capitalist imperialism, and the value of communal living) to be gained; society realizes its error, and returns to the Commune. This is infused with a powerful socio-spiritual dimension - proponents see themselves as part of an overarching cycle of life, for which the return to and maintenance of the traditional Commune is a holy endeavor. Within this movement, Indigenous ways of life, practices, and often even deities are seen as vital to Andean Communardism.

    Some version of The Great Circle has been adopted and co-opted by all Andean Communards in outline. This was done most notably, and ironically, by the Elitismo movement; despite favoring Hispanic culture, these proponents of the "Aristocratic Commune" claim that the "insights" gained from the Monarchy and Capitalism include the value of an educated elite, or that the Revolution requires "elite protection."

    Finally, though the Intellectual Renaissance was most notable for the proliferation of complex political ideologies, the Spiritual Renaissance was perhaps equally important. Catholicism was weakened in the Andes by 1) Propaganda denouncing the abuses of power of the Jesuit Order in Ecuador and the Portobrazilian "Divine" Monarchy, 2) An influx of protestant missionaries for the Union of North America, 3) The resurgence of Indigenous spirituality and worship, and in particular the rise of the more broad-based Order of the Circle. The heterogeneity of Andean spirituality grows only more pronounced, and it remains to be seen where this will lead.

    Spoiler Internacionalismo :
    - Advocates aiding revolutionaries internationally
    - Support from young, urban neighborhoods
    - Supports higher education, and is ideologically atheistic
    - Advocates for a strong, centralized state to support the Communard military
    - Considers Capitalism, rather than Europe, to be the true enemy
    - Condescendingly referred to as "Cappucinismo"
    - "Andea must be forged into a mighty Scythe of Justice, to cleave all autocratic oppressors who defy the liberation of the proletariat!" Nicolás Cantor, 1892

    Spoiler Centralismo :
    - Understands a central government as essential for organizing the communal affairs of the nation
    - Advocates the fostering of a unified Andean culture separate from a European/Hispanic culture
    - Views the central government as essential for the defense of the proletariat
    - Supports large-scale infrastructure projects and redistribution of national resources
    - Very popular in unions, urban areas, and increasingly in growing rural townships
    - "It is only in Unity that the Andes may truly lift up its most desperate comrades and bring justice to all oppressed peoples." President Marco DeLuna, 1889

    Spoiler Indigenismo :
    - Views Indigenous culture and identity as central and essential to the Andean identity
    - Advocates for technological improvements to be shared with remote and isolated communes
    - Advocates for the return of traditional indigenous land, in addition to the return of stolen proletarian labour from capitalists
    - Emphasizes similar Anti-European themes as Andeanism
    - Though popular in Indigenous Communities across the Andes, particularly in the North, Indigenismo also has a surprisingly large following in some urban Hispanic and Meztico communities
    - Understands Communardism as both the beginning and end of "The Great Circle"
    - Rejects efforts from the central government to dominate Indigenous Communes
    - "And in the final analysis, it is clear that it was the Native Peoples of the Andes, and of the Americas more broadly, who kept the sacred flame of the Commune alive; and it is to this that the European Man, having erred in his journey, must now return to be redeemed." José Carlos Promariátegui, 1887


    José Carlos Promariátegui in Cuzco, 1891

    Spoiler Elitismo :
    - Supported largely by the wealthy of the old regime
    - Advocates for higher education
    - Considers European and Hispanic cultures to be superior
    - Advocates for the "Aristocratic Commune"
    - Often excluded from mainstream Andean politics
    - "Who would you trust with a People's Government? The People, of course! Good people, with good backgrounds and a good educated." - Santiago Hidalgo, 1892


    Radicalization (1892-Present)

    Following the flowering of new ideologies that marked the Intellectual Renaissance, crisis has sparked a flurry of new ideas which have yet to cohere into a particular ideology. The Second Atlantic War, Anti-Communard War, and the Fall of French Communardism to the "Plebian Council," immediately understood within the Andes as bourgeouis apologists and potential autocrats, provoked great alarm for the only remaining Communard Nation on the planet. It became clear to some that Capitalists were fundamentally untrustworthy and incapable of tolerating Communardism, which resulted in what some refer to as the Doctrine of Indefinite Class Struggle (ICS). While there was no specific doctrine, many writers from across the political spectrum argued that Communardism must be ruthlessly defended, be given buffers against foreign interference, and inspire violent revolution at every opportunity.

    Many others instead advocated for Communard Realism. Pointing to the success of the Manhatten Commune, they identified non-ideological partnerships as essential to keeping Communardism alive. International Communards, its proponents believe, should tolerate capitalist or autocratic governments while seeking to expand local Communes and build class solidarity. Both Realists and ICSers were appalled by the treatment of Communards in La Violencia and the Gran Colombian Civil War, however, and are united in the need for an Andean response.

    Finally, it should be noted that the rise of the popular Order of the Circle has lead to ideas about Class Struggle, Solidarity, and Communard Realism penetrating rural communities. The brutal Narco-Jesuit kill-squads of Ecuador has increased the fervor behind this communo-spiritual movement, which has in turn radicalized increasingly large swaths of the Andean countryside. The Order has also begun to incorporate aspects of Protestantism as it evolves and empowers individuals to interpret and debate the nature of The Circle.
     
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  2. KaiserElectric

    KaiserElectric Total Freakin Besties

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    Apologies, but I'm going to have to bow out of this. My schedule got busy and I don't have the time to commit to this right now.
     
  3. Ahigin

    Ahigin Emperor

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    That's understandable. Thank you for playing, and I hope to see you back in the December World.

    P.S. Due to an exit of several players, I temporarily request that any new joiner joins as a great power (see the first post in this thread). We need more player-controlled big countries.
     
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  4. Shadowbound

    Shadowbound Scourge of God

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    From Directorial Russia
    To the World

    Russia is still willing to trade IC for MC at a 4:1 ratio. This is a standing policy that we are reiterating.
     
  5. Belgarion95

    Belgarion95 Chieftain

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    From the floor of the Congress Oficina de Coordinación Comunista

    “… and open warfare would be critically damaging – the prudent, intelligent choice is to continue building hill defences!”

    Debate continues on the floor of Congress – the Civilistas and Internacionalistas have dominated floor debate through the night, often shouting over one another across the crowded chamber. The Gallery has been packed with members of the Order of the Circle, forced to keep silent during debate, for days. A delegate of the Seccionalista caucus has informed this reporter that, while the chamber appears to be unusually stuffed, all 12 Seccionalista Chief Delegates were conspicuously absent in addition to the Centralista Floor Directors. Huddled conferences of delegates are cautiously discussing their leanings in strictly intra-faction coalitions across the chamber. It seems unlikely at this time that any of these factions will make up their minds on either side of the critical “Colombian Crisis” in the near future.

    We turn now to Delegate Felicia Huapaya of the Barranco Commune:



    “The wholesale slaughter of Ecuadorian and Colombian Communards cannot be tolerated! At this moment of International Revolution, shall we allow victory for the International Bourgeousie? That our so-called ‘Comrades’ of the Civilista faction would-”

    Comrades!

    Limans, this is incredible! Chief Delegate Hector Quispe of Colquechaca Commune, a rising star within the Seccionalista Faction and recently appointed foreign minister, has taken the stage! He is backed by all 11 other Seccionalista Chief Delegates, the 9 Centralista Delegate Directors, and Speaker Claudia Gonzalez – Brothers and Sisters, this is -

    “Comrades,

    There can be no doubt, as the Honourable Delegate of Barranco Commune has forthrightly raised to this body, that the Communards and Campesinos alike of Ecuador and Colombia, seeking only freedom, self-determination, and safety, have been brutally slaughtered by Narco-Jesuit Death Squads clinging desperately to their despotic rule. This cannot stand.”

    [There is a cacophony of applause, some for joy, some for relief. With the exception of the Civilista corner, the floor and chamber are a mad scramble as delegates search for hard surfaces to slam their fists upon.]

    “But the brutal “Father General,” as we have heard in the papers, as naked a representation of cruel, corrupt, European Catholicism as has ever existed, does not stand alone. He is but the avatar of an Imperial Machine of International Capitalism, consuming all that it touches, scraping desperately at the bounds of inhuman evil. Comrades, it is this Machine that is our enemy. It cannot be tolerated on our borders, but more, it cannot be allowed to wrest more Communard lives from this firmament.

    [Whoops of praise can be heard from the gallery]

    Our Brothers and Sisters sacrifice their lives in righteous struggle – shall we cower from atop our mountain strongholds?

    Shall we allow the flame of the Communal Spirit to be vanquished on our very borders?

    Shall we betray the Sacred Circular Path, and abandon hope of salvation?”

    [The entire Internacionalista faction is now standing on their desks, applauding, yelling “No!” with every prompt]

    “Comrades! Your government calls a vote by acclamation to deploy ground forces in defence of the People’s Revolution and the Republic of Gran Colombia, and Declare a State of War to exist with the Portuguese Empire – all in favour?”

    [Loud shouts of the entire chamber acclaim the motion, including, surprisingly, the Civilista Faction]

    Brothers and Sisters, this is incredible! Every delegate in the chamber has seen the changing tides – Chief Delegate Quispe is declaring assent unanimous! Andeans, this…
     
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  6. Ahigin

    Ahigin Emperor

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    Hi fellow Decemberists! I know my Policy System Revamp caused a bit of a lull and uncertainty. I also was quite busy with work, so I wasn't as active on the chat as I wish I were. However, now the system is up to date, and those of you who have some new maluses or contradictory policy combos get a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to freely swap the conflicting policies for something else of comparable price. After all, I don't wish to punish you for taking advantage of the old, less straightforward policy system.

    Now, please take a look at the list below and, if you're on it, go ahead and resolve the problems I listed. You can do it in your orders or by just PMing you now. The policy swap would be immediate and free, and you don't have to wait for the next turn to see the results. Consider it the Heavens' intervention.

    P.S. As @Tolni has requested on the chat, I consider Maghreb NPC now. If he changes his mind before March 12, he'd have to just roll with a policy swap I've already done for Maghreb.

    P.P.S. Also, as per @Robert Can't 's request, Siberian Popular Assembly is also being considered an NPC on this list. Robert still can send orders this turn.

    P.P.P.S. Also, a lot of players have the Nanny State malus in Welfare policies. It's not a super-high malus, so I do allow you to swap some Welfare policies to get rid of it, but you don't have to do that. I think a lot of you actually get more benefits from your welfare policies than the malus itself could cover.

    Indostan (@JohannaK )
    • New malus in Involuntary Service (can swap 1 policy (Military Draft, or Civil Conscription, or Remplacement) for comparable price policies);

    • New malus in Labor Exploitation (can swap 1 policy (Blackbirding, or Child Labor, or Corvee System, or Serfdom) for comparable price policies);
    Moravia
    • New malus in Involuntary Service (NPC swapped Military Draft for Mercantilism);
    Khiva
    • New malus in Involuntary Service (NPC swapped Military Draft for Protectionism);
    Pacific Directory (@Kyzarc Fotjage )
    • New malus in Labor Exploitation (can swap 1 policy (Blackbirding, or Child Labor, or Corvee System, or Impressment) for comparable price policies);

    • New Malus in Government Composition (can swap 2 policies (Particratic Government, or Thalassocratic Government, or Stratocratic Government, or Timocratic Government, or Directorial Government) for comparable price policies);
    Netherlands (@Sifaus )
    • New malus in Labor Exploitation (can swap 1 policy (Blackbirding, or Child Labor, or Economic Slavery, or Impressment) for comparable price policies);

    • Mutually exclusive policies in Enablement And Liberty and Enforcement And Control (can swap all policies from one or the other group (Rule Of Law or Political Police) for comparable price policies);
    British Royal Commonwealth (@Ophorian )
    • New malus in Labor Exploitation service (can swap 1 policy (Blackbirding, or Child Labor, or Economic Slavery, or Impressment) for comparable price policies);
    Portugal-Brazil
    • New malus in Labor Exploitation service (NPC swapped Corvee System for Confederate State);

    • Mutually exclusive policies in Enablement And Liberty and Enforcement And Control (NPC swapped Rule Of Law for Mercenarism);
    Maghreb
    • New malus in Labor Exploitation service (NPC swapped Blackbirding for Metropolitan State);
    Toucouleur Empire
    • New malus in Labor Exploitation (NPC swapped Blackbirding and Impressment for Laissez-Faire Economy);
    Liberia
    • New malus in Labor Exploitation (NPC swapped Economic Slavery and Corvee System for Autarchy);
    Qajar Persia
    • New malus in Labor Exploitation (NPC swapped Corvee System for Laissez-Faire Economy);
    Third Burmese Empire (@ItsAGiraffe000 )
    • New malus in Labor Exploitation (can swap 1 policy (Blackbirding, or Child Labor, or Economic Slavery, or Impressment) for comparable price policies);
    Tokugawa Shogunate (@Immaculate )
    • New malus in Labor Exploitation (can swap 1 policy (Blackbirding, or Serfdom, or Corvee System, or Impressment) for comparable price policies);

    • New Malus in Government Composition (can swap 3 policies (Corporatocratic Government, or Thalassocratic Government, or Bakufu Government, or Police State, or Technocratic Government, or Directorial Government) for comparable price policies);

    • Mutually exclusive policies in Enablement And Liberty and Enforcement And Control (can swap all policies from one or the other group (Rule Of Law or Political Police) for comparable price policies);
    Gran Paraguay
    • New malus in Labor Exploitation (NPC swapped Serfdom and Blackbirding for Offshore Outsourcing and Magnate Capitalism);
    Haiti
    • New malus in Labor Exploitation (NPC swapped Corvee System for Free Trade);
    Taiping Mandate (@Masada )
    • More than one policy in Economic Control (can swap 2 policies (Dirigist Economy, or Planned Economy, or Administrative Command Economy), for comparable price policies);

    • New Malus in Enforcement And Control (can swap 1 policy (Prohibition, or Gambling Ban, or Political Police, or Mass Propaganda) for comparable price policies);
    Iberian Republic (@Calgori )
    • New Malus in Government Composition (Anarchy) (can swap any other existing policy for 1 comparable price policy from the Government Composition group);
    Greece (@christos200 )
    • New Malus in Government Composition (Anarchy) (can swap any other existing policy for 1 comparable price policy from the Government Composition group);
    Basmachi State
    • New Malus in Government Composition (Anarchy) (NPC swapped Military Draft for Zakat Welfare);
    Confederate States of America (@thomas.berubeg )
    • New Malus in Government Composition (can swap 1 policy (Corporatocratic Government, or Plutocratic Government, or Timocratic Government, or Directorial Government) for 1 comparable price policy);

    • Mutually exclusive policies in Enablement And Liberty and Enforcement And Control (can swap all policies from one or the other group (Rule Of Law or Political Police) for comparable price policies);
    Mexico (@christopher_sni )
    • New Malus in Government Composition (can swap 1 policy (Technocratic Government, or Police State, or Particratic Government, or Corporatocratic Government) for 1 comparable price policy);
    Directorial Russia (@Shadowbound )
    • Mutually exclusive policies in Enablement And Liberty and Enforcement And Control (can swap all policies from one or the other group (Rule Of Law or Political Police) for comparable price policies);
    Communard France
    • Mutually exclusive policies in Enablement And Liberty and Enforcement And Control (NPC swapped Rule Of Law for Regional State);
    Caucasian Imamate
    • Mutually exclusive policies in Enablement And Liberty and Enforcement And Control (NPC swapped Rule Of Law for Confederate State);
    Egypt
    • Mutually exclusive policies in Enablement And Liberty and Enforcement And Control (NPC swapped Gambling Ban and Mass Propaganda for Regional State and Limited Dictatorship);
    Ma Dynasty
    • Mutually exclusive policies in Enablement And Liberty and Enforcement And Control (NPC swapped Rule Of Law for Federate State);
    Deseret (@jackelgull )
    • Mutually exclusive policies in Enablement And Liberty and Enforcement And Control (can swap all policies from one or the other group (Rule Of Law and Minarchy or Prohibition and Gambling Ban) for comparable price policies);
    Union of North America (@J.K. Stockholme )
    • Mutually exclusive policies in Enablement And Liberty and Enforcement And Control (can swap all policies from one or the other group (Rule Of Law or Mass Propaganda and Gambling Ban) for comparable price policies);
    Centroamerican Federation
    • Mutually exclusive policies in Enablement And Liberty and Enforcement And Control (NPC swapped Rule Of Law for Federate State);
    Quebec
    • Mutually exclusive policies in Enablement And Liberty and Enforcement And Control (NPC swapped Gambling Ban and Mass Propaganda for Unitary State and Egalitarian Democracy);
    United Baltic Duchies
    • New Malus in Welfare policies (Deprivation) (NPC swapped Corvee System for Orphanage System and Environmental Protection);
    Siberian Popular Assembly
    • New Malus in Welfare policies (Deprivation) (NPC swapped Labor Unionism for Universal Male Suffrage and Workhouses);
     
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  7. Calgori

    Calgori Rapture's Best & Brightest

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    I'm so sorry but I'll have to drop this game. I'm studying for public examinations now and I won't have time for a dense game like this one. It's a shame because I had a lot of things that I wanted to try with my nation... Anyway I'll keep reading the thread to see what happen in the future.
     
  8. Ahigin

    Ahigin Emperor

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    No problem. Good luck with exams.
     
  9. Ahigin

    Ahigin Emperor

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    Just a reminder to everyone about the deadlines:
    Early orders deadline for Update 6, i.e., all economic, domestic, and diplomatic orders are due by: March 12, 2018, 9 am CST
    Late orders deadline for Update 6,
    i.e., all military orders are due by: March 19, 2018, 11 pm CST.

    Let's get this game flowing, one update in 2 months is a very humble speed, so I'd imagine composing orders shouldn't be too much of a challenge.
     
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  10. JohannaK

    JohannaK Careless Whisperer

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    An Imperial Declaration from His Imperial Majesty's cabinet:

     
  11. Ahigin

    Ahigin Emperor

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    From Liberia
    To British Royal Commonwealth

    We join the Union of North America in their effort to cleanse the world from the British colonial plague. There is a state of war now existing between our nations.
     
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  12. J.K. Stockholme

    J.K. Stockholme Right Opposition

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    A friendly reminder that the Union has a military alliance with Liberia and shall protect Liberia from threats.
     
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    Immaculate unerring

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    In response to the call for aid from a member of the Thale Noi treaty, the Tokugawa Shogunate joins with the government and people of Indostan and declares war upon Great Britain.
     
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  14. Shadowbound

    Shadowbound Scourge of God

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    Is the Tall Boi treaty a pact of cobelligerence then? That changes our view of it significantly.
     
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    Immaculate unerring

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    No.
     
  16. thomas.berubeg

    thomas.berubeg Wandering the World

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    O'Haras: Richmond, VA


     
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    Immaculate unerring

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    @thomas.berubeg Why can i only "like" this... there's no "Love" button?
     
  18. ItsAGiraffe000

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    A message to the World,

    The Third Burmese Empire wishes to make it known that a state of war now exists between itself, and the British Imperialists, and will continue to exist so long as uninvited foreigners press their blood-stained boots of oppression upon the Asian world, and the Asian people. For too long has the darkness of colonial slavery reigned over the orient. For too long has it held back the dawn of tomorrow. But the sun rises in the East. Burma will shatter the black skies with the force of a hundred year's frustration: one hundred years of famine; one hundred years of disease; one hundred years of injustice, and muted cries of pain, of sorrow; one hundred years of blood, iron, and toil at yoke of insatiable Western ambitions. Our dawn shall end this night.

    Burma stands. Against all that will come, Burma stands. For freedom, it stands. For peace, and fate, it stands. Through war, Burma stands. Burma stands for Asia, but Burma does not stand alone. This is a rallying call to the Eastern World, from the shores of the Caspian, to the gates of Bangkok. We are strong. We are capable. We will be free. This is a warning to our Oppressors. You're outnumbered.
     
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  19. thomas.berubeg

    thomas.berubeg Wandering the World

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    The CSA is HAPPY to Announce
    For the Shogun's Birthday
    a GIFT
    A Southern Garden, Showcasing the plants that make Dixie Shine.
    Spoiler A plan of the grounds :




    In addition to a BEAUTIFUL Mississippi Style OAK ALLEY leading to a SUMMER PAVILLION:



    The Garden will showcase MANY of the Beautiful plants of the South, including, but not limited to:

    Spoiler :


    Camellias


    Hydrangeas


    Climbing Roses:


    Crepe Myrtles:


    Magnolias:


    Pansies and Crysanthemums:


    Dogwood:


    Spanish Moss:


    Hibiscus


    Sugar Maple:

     
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  20. Ahigin

    Ahigin Emperor

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    World tensions update
    As two major wars have died down in Europe, the flame of conflict only spread to Great Britain's distant colonies in Africa and Asia. Simultaneously, the tension surrounding the Gran-Colombian Civil War burst into a direct declaration of war by the United Communes of the Andes against the Twin Crowns of Portugal-Brazil. However, despite the size of armies and navies involved, and a truly global scale of the conflict, the sheer distances and vast territories of the theaters of war make it a much slower affair than the rapidly escalating European campaigns. While the tensions across the world continue to run high, the turbulent forces that have mobilized the world to its burst of progress are starting to die down.

    The upcoming turn will cover the span of 6 month, from January 1 to June 30 1894.
     
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