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Iranian Intermezzo [Buyid dynasty]

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Stories & Tales' started by SanJose, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. SanJose

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    Civ(dynasty): Buyids

    Buyid dynasty, also known as the Buyid Empire or the Buyids (آل بویه‎‎ ), also known as Buwaihids or Buyyids, were a Shia Persian dynasty that originated from Daylaman. They founded a confederation that controlled most of modern-day Iran and Iraq in the 10th and 11th centuries. Indeed, as Dailamite Iranians the Buyids consciously revived symbols and practices of Persia's Sassānid dynasty. In fact, beginning with 'Adud al-Daula they used the ancient Sassānid title Shāhanshāh (شاهنشاه‎‎), literally meaning king of kings.

    This story an attempt to recreate the glory of Achaemenid and Sassanid empires.

    Credits:
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    Embryodead - creator SoI;
    Wikipedia.org - text of historical insertion;
    The Encyclopædia Iranica(iranicaonline.org) - text of historical insertion.
     
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  2. SanJose

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    Game setup:
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    Game style:
    Like this [it often happens that my army burns the town innocent Buddhists and Zoroastrians:rolleyes:]
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    Goals:
    • call to glory(lands, titles, WWs, etc);
    • find parallels between the game moments and events in reality.
    Provinces of the Achaemenid empire:


    Conformity of provinces:
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    Skudra – Thrase, Bulgaria
    Ionia - Asia
    Caria - Lycia
    Lydia – Lycia, Asia
    Prygia – Bythintia, Paphlagonia, Galatia
    Cappadocia – Cappadocia, Pontus
    Cilicia – Cilicia, Cappadocia
    Armenia – Great Armenia, Vaspurakan, Lesser Armenia, Edessa, Trebizond
    Colchis - Georgia, Kars
    Lesser Media – Georgia, Shirvan, Great Armenia, N.Caucas
    Assyria – Asuristan, Jazira
    Eber Nari – Sirya, N.Syria
    Phoenicia - Lebanon
    Samaria - Palestine
    Yehud - Palestine
    Arabia - Sinai, Transiordan, Hejaz
    Egypt - Lower Egypt Upper Egypt
    Babilon - Iraq
    Media - Kurdistan, Jibal, Luristan, Azerbajan
    Hyrcania - Tabaristan
    Susiana - Khuzestan
    Persia – Fars, Yazd
    Carmania – Kerman, Hormuz, Dasht e-Lut
    Gedrosia – Balochistan, Makran
    Maka - Oman
    Parthia – Dasht e-Kavir, W.Khorasan
    Aria – E.Khorasan
    Sagartia – E.Khorasan, Dasht e-Kavir, W.Khorasan
    Drangania - Sistan
    Arachosia – Kandagar, Ghazna, Hindu Kush
    Sattagidya - Sindh
    Hindush - Pundjab
    Gandara - Gandhar
    Bactria – Tocharistan, Pamir
    Sogdia – Sogd, Ferghana
    Dahae – Kara Kum
    Chorasmia - Khwarezm
    Massagetae – Kyzyl Kum
    Amyrgoi,Libya, Saka – out of map
     
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  3. Spirictum

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    Good luck! This will be tough
     
  4. SanJose

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    Iranian Intermezzo
    The term Iranian Intermezzo represents a period in history which saw the rise of various native Iranian Muslim dynasties(Tahirids (سلسله طاهریان), Saffarids (سلسله صفاریان), Samanids (سلسلهٔ سامانیان‎‎), Buyyids (آل بویه‎‎), Sallarids (سالاریان‎‎) in the Iranian plateau. This term is noteworthy since it was an interlude between the decline of Abbāsid Arab rule and power and the eventual emergence of the Seljuq Turks in the 11th century. The Iranian revival consisted of Iranian support based on Iranian territory and most significantly a revived Iranian national spirit and culture in an Islamic form.
    Wait a minute, the decline in 1055? No, we want more!

    Let's go!
    We begin in the province of Fars, the city of Shiraz. City is undoubtedly very important in the history of Iran, with many attractions, a galaxy of prominent cultural figures of the medieval Iran: Hafez, Saadi and others.
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    But our choice city Firuzabad:
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    Firouzabad or Firuzabad (فيروزآباد‎‎ ) located in Fars province south of Shiraz. Alexander of Macedonia destroyed the original city of of Gōr. Centuries later, Ardashir I, founder of the Sassanid Dynasty, revived the city before it was ransacked in the Arab invasion of the seventh century.

    Selecting Firuzabad we automatically reject one of the ports on the Persian Gulf, namely Bandar Siraf or just Siraf. One of our goals - a reconstruction of Achaemenian and Sassanid empires at their highest expansion, which requires control over most of the Gulf coast, then at our disposal remain Basra/Abadan, Al-Qatif, Murwab, Ormuz/Bandar Lengeh.
    The presence of Basra/Abadan hinders the development of Ahvaz, Al-Qatif useless to the adoption of "State monopoly" in the late game, Murvab with Great Engineer and Great Merchant turns into a "pearl" of the Persian Gulf, and the location of Bandar Lengeh allows you to feed the larger population than Ormuz also steel pear from Omani:p
     
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  5. CaterpillarKing

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    Iran?? Someone call VGL! :p Good luck! :thumbsup:
     
  6. Spirictum

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    If it was a story about the USA, he would already be here :p
     
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    Ooh. A SoI story; this ought to be fun.
     
  8. SanJose

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    Thx, on Sultan and Normal Speed its not problem to control about 30-40% of land and 80% popultaion(pics from game without Golden Ages and respawn of Abbasids)
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    But with the new settings, I was forced to leave four games:sad:

    Thx guys, I am motivated more than to break through all the entries in the SoI's Domination and Religuos Challenges:D
     
  9. SanJose

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    Updated the previous entries.
    Bold italic marked historical insertion.
     
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    Suspicious road crosses the province of Fars. Who would not build it, it will help our troops quickly reach the province of Khuzestan in Mesopotamia. A little later, our horse archer caught Abbasids workers, of course, a few extra hands never hurts.

    The Abbasid Caliphate (الخلافة العباسية‎‎ al-Khilāfah al-‘Abbāsīyah) was the third of the Islamic caliphates to succeed the Islamic prophet Muhammad. The Abbasid dynasty descended from Muhammad's youngest uncle, Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib (566–653 CE), from whom the dynasty takes its name. They ruled as caliphs, for most of their period from their capital in Baghdad in modern-day Iraq, after assuming authority over the Muslim empire from the Umayyads in 750 CE (132 AH).
    The Abbasid caliphate first centered its government in Kufa, but in 762 the caliph Al-Mansur founded the city of Baghdad, north of the Sasanian capital city of Ctesiphon. The choice of a capital so close to Persia proper reflected a growing reliance on Persian bureaucrats, most notably of the Barmakid family, to govern the territories conquered by Arab Muslims, as well as an increasing inclusion of non-Arab Muslims in the ummah. Despite this cooperation, the Abbasids of the 8th century were forced to cede authority over Al-Andalus and Maghreb to the Umayyads, Morocco to the Idrisid dynasty, Ifriqiya to the Aghlabids, and Egypt to the Shi'ite Caliphate of the Fatimids. The political power of the caliphs largely ended with the rise of the Buyids and the Seljuq Turks. Although Abbasid leadership over the vast Islamic empire was gradually reduced to a ceremonial religious function, the dynasty retained control over its Mesopotamian demesne. The capital city of Baghdad became a center of science, culture, philosophy and invention during the Golden Age of Islam.
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    Note that the Abbasids did not have time to build the Spiral Minaret, the absence of Ahvaz sad.
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    The Malwiya Minaret(The Spiral Minaret) (ملوية‎‎ malwiyah) is part of the Great Mosque of Samarra. The minaret was originally connected to the mosque by a bridge. The minaret or tower was constructed in 848 – 852 of sandstone, and is unique among other minarets because of its ascending spiral conical design. 52 metres high and 33 metres wide at the base, the spiral contains stairs reaching to the top. The word "malwiya" translates as "twisted" or "snail shell."
    The Malwiya was used for the "call to prayer"; its height made it practical for such use. It is visible from a considerable distance in the area around Samarra and therefore may have been designed as a strong visual statement of the presence of Islam in the Tigris Valley
     
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    Residents of the city of Isfahan voluntarily submitted to us.
    Later army under the leadership of Mu'izz al-Dawla entered Iraq from the Iranian plateau.
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    Another group joined forces in the ancient Achaemenian satrap of Carmania and laid siege to the provincial capital Behdesīr (now known as Kerman).
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    At the same time in the south of Mesopotamia Qarmatians drove the Abbasids from Basra.
    Basra (البصرة‎‎), town located near the Arvand Rood, also disputably called Shatt al-Arab (شط العرب "River of the Arabs") river in southern Iraq, predominantly Arab, possessing a rich political, cultural, and economic history.
    The city is part of the historic location of Sumer, the home of Sinbad the Sailor, and a proposed location of the Garden of Eden. It played an important role in early Islamic history and was built in 636 AD or 14 AH.
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    The luster of the Baghdad Caliphate times Harun al-Rashid (whose image is idealized in the tales of 1000 and one nights) gave way to unrest and uprisings. Ghulam erected and overthrew caliphs, the richest province were starving and only a strong hand could stop the collapse of the empire. But deprived of power caliphs increasingly not mentioned in the khutba, the uprising sects further undermine the authority of the spiritual leader of Sunni Muslims.
     
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    Praise be to Allah, the plague and typhoid are not mowed our valiant army. The siege of Samarra successful. The assault and the subsequent fire destroyed all the buildings in the nest rebel gulyams, the city was forgotten. Reinforcements came from Persia, all the forces thrown into the capital of the caliphate.
    From the west to Iraq invaded troops led by Muhammad ibn Tugadzh Abu Bakr, the rebellious governor of Ramla. Success is a company did not have, but the Abbasids weakened even more.
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    Mustakfi Billah Al-proposed peace ridiculously small, his arrogance led to the Abbasid irrevocable fall. It clarifies and dark story with a road to the east. City Multan came under the patronage of the Abbasid
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    But his mark on history he left, it's time to say goodbye.
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    To control the Zoroastrian community in ancient Ysatis sent troops.
    In the east, as well as in Iran, our army did not know defeat, taken by storm and destroyed Kerman. Some of the inhabitants massacred, some taken into slavery and moved to Isfahan. But this oasis is a strategically important point node caravan roads (in the east: in Zaranj, then to Herat, Kandahar and Nishapur, through the Bam on Hormuz and Gwadar; west to Yazd and on to Kashan and Ray, at Isfahan and further Hamadan, Shiraz Fizurabad through to Ahwaz and Basra) and the new city was founded in the hills to the northwest.
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    The Abbasids were unable to keep their capital and their black flag to throw from the walls of the city. Many inhabitants massacred, and the generals have received a new order - step on Kufa, a holy city for Shiites.
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    Salarids troops were soon destroyed.
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    In the east the Zaranj was the next target, the capital of Sistan (Sistan was a part of the region of ancient Ariana), core province for Saffarid dynasty.
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    As a reward for service commander Afshin was appointed governor of Kerman.
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    In a distant and fairy India, our forces entered the city of Multan. Possession of the city in spite of the obvious problems in the content, will bring us in constant contact with the dynasties of Hindustan. Ability to trade and influence will not be superfluous.
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    Abbasids lost control over all of Mesopotamia, and took the world on our terms. They are still holding several cities in Syria, but their situation is very precarious.
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    The last echo of the war. The situation of the city of Basra is very simple, in the city during the assault destroyed all the buildings, 0 great people there, the absolute lack of production ... easier to build the city after or even move it to another location.
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    Conducting military operations in the east and in the west do not forget to develop the land in Persia
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    It founded the first port of our country - Gwadar
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    Announcement.
    The invasion of the Seljuk Turks in the Middle East!
     
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    This feels so familiar :p *cough*caliphate*cough*


    Good luck there! :)
     
  18. SanJose

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    the last save of the game are already in the middle of the XIII century.:D
     
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    So are you actually far ahead in the game then you're in the story?
     
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    Until Saturday I was only 3-5 turns ahead of history, but on Sunday I woke up early and play all day
     

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