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Iron and Blood 2 - Game Thread

Discussion in 'Imperium OffTopicum' started by Tee Kay, May 24, 2012.

  1. mayor

    mayor Heart & Mind

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    From the representatives of the Sublime State of the Turks, the Kingdom of Bosnia and the Grand Duchy of Moscow.

    We hereby formally declare war on the false state of Istanbul.
     
  2. mayor

    mayor Heart & Mind

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    Not sure what I did here..... :confused:
     
  3. Jehoshua

    Jehoshua Catholic

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    ooc: *Insert Evil Ottoman Laugh here*,

    also kudos to the one who predicted it, you know who you are. So typical, the balkans :rolleyes:
     
  4. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

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    Spoiler :

    In the year 1815, the glorious Confederate States of America, with the Golden Circle at the helm, is making big changes in our nation forged from the flames of the global conflagration and of a national schism that ripped the continent asunder. Regardless, these proud states are making our intentions for Texas, Florida, and Cuba known this year.

    Furthermore, Confederate patent and copyright law is being improved upon to increase the incentive for innovators and inventors to get their new idea or designs into a marketable situation while at the same time not making the laws too strong as to stifle the very creative juices we are attempting to satisfy.

    Confederate States of America (5 IC)
    2 IC into Science
    3 IC into Culture


    To contact us, please take up the diplomatic inquiries or issues you may have in our embassy or simply send the government a private communique.
     
  5. SouthernKing

    SouthernKing crickety cricket

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    The Empire of Vijayanagara



    Color: The color of the night sky (a nice dark black-blue)
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    Capital: Vijayanagar (City of Victory), (in Hyderabad map province)
    Governances: Rajya of Hyderabad, Rajya of Andhra (all in map province Hyderabad), Rajya of Travanacore, Rajya of Bijapur, Rajya of Mysore (all in map province Mysore), Rajya of Goa, Rajya of Pune, Rajya of Bombay (all in map province Bombay)
    Leader: Emperor Jairaj Anand II Despande (1776-1815); The Despande dynasty has been in power since 1646.

    History: The turning point (from OTL) in Vijayanagra's history is their turning back of the Bahmani Sultanate of the Deccan in 1532. From this point onwards, the Empire capitalized on the Sultanate's collapse to expand northwards, into Maharashtra. The pinnacle of Imperial expansion and power was reached in 1647, shortly after the crowning of Harihara III, the first Despande emperor, when the Imperial Army captured Goa from the Portuguese with minimal casualties. The Despandes mainly focused on internal affairs, starting India's first wave of industrialization in the 1770s especially after Jairaj Anand II was crowned in 1776.

    The Empire experienced rapid social change and turmoil between the years 1750 and 1800, with the introduction of Enlightenment ideas from Europe revolutionized society. Jairaj Anand II was a forward-thinking believer in French Enlightenment ideas. A new school of thought emerged, combining traditional Indian thinking with the new ideas. This school advocated the presence of a benevolent king who loved and cared for his people, allowing them to make their own decisions and allowing great personal freedom. The caste system had fallen into disregard in many parts of the Empire as early as the late 17th century, and it was finally abolished. The Imperial Articles of Governance of 1790 was the final card that ensured liberal reforms.

    Now as India enters a new age, a bright future awaits, especially as trade with Port Hadley in the southeast and on Lanka blossoms and the Empire opens itself to the world.

    Factions: Although the caste system, long obsolete even by 1750, was finally officially abolished in 1794, the divisions still remain; the three major factions are three of the four varnas, (the fourth being the low-caste Shudras, now mostly laborers, sharecropping farm workers, poor independent or subsidence farmers, and urban workers. In 1815, the Shudras have little to no influence) Each "faction" is traditionally represented by a group of elders, although with societal change this is now becoming simply the most qualified and most respected members of a group.
    -The Brahmins: The priest-intellectual caste, these are now the learned and "enlightened" people. The more liberal elements brought about the rapid social reform of the late 18th century, especially due to their presence in the Despande court. In 1815, most Brahmins in positions of influence are the liberal type, who advocate social reform and a push towards a more democratic and enlightened society. Economically, they favor protectionism and interventionist, even state capitalist, policy.
    -The Kshatriyas: The warrior-ruling caste, these are now the more militant, even jingoist to a point. The Despande ruling house, understandably, has its roots here. Most of the Imperial Army officer corps are also represented here. They are somewhat conservative and (pan-)nationalist, favoring militarist policy and with the ultimate goal of uniting the Indian subcontinent under one banner.
    -The Vaishyas: The merchant-farmer caste, some developed into rich merchant families even in the 17th and 18th centuries. Now, they represent the richer farmers (the ones who have sharecropping client farmers) and urban industrial capitalists and entrepreneurs. They are slighly socially conservative, but not significantly. However, they are heavily in support of free trade and laissez-faire economic policies.

    Elections: Governors are elected by the people of a Rajya every 4 years. The Emperor title is hereditary and its holder is not elected unless there is no suitable inheritor, in which case the governors convene to elect a new dynasty to power. Below the rajya level, each administrative unit has its own system. Ministers and justices are handpicked, and there is near-universal use of civil service testing for lower positions.
    Currency: The Rupee. Minted in Vijayanagar, Goa, Mysore, and Cochin as of 1815.
    Measuring: The French metric system was officially adopted in 1795-1796. Older systems are still in use but are fading from existence.
    Major products: Sorghum, spices, fruits and vegetables, rice, millet, fish, textiles, dairy, gems, iron, other metals and metal ores, fossil fuels
     
  6. Mosher

    Mosher Mushroom dad

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    The Grand Duchy confirms its declaration of war against Istanbul.
     
  7. Jehoshua

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    Now we await Bosnia's official declaration...
     
  8. Red_Spy

    Red_Spy Surprised

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    4 IC into Factories in Honduras
    1 IC into Science

    Colonize El Salvador and Guatemala


    RP to come.
     
  9. kiwitt

    kiwitt Road to War Modder

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    1816

    Incident at Copenhagen Gates

    The Pope seized on the fact that Scandinavia is a secular nation and people are free to worship as they want, decided to send some Jesuits to Scandinavia.
    They were initially sent via ship, but the Scandinavian Navy fired a warning shot over the bow as the Papal States flag they were flying was not one of the authorised trading partners and was instructed to turn around. The ship then later docked at the free port of Hamburg and unloaded the Jesuits there. The Jesuits then made the short journey from there to Copenhagen on foot and hopefully onwards to the rest of Scandinavia.

    They approached the gates of Copenhagen and were met by the Town Watch, and asked what their business was. They said they are here to worship with fellow Catholics in Scandinavia. The Town Watch informed him that there are no Catholics here as following the events of 1814, most Catholics (who were mainly Poles, Croats and Spanish) left after the backlash against foreigners started.

    While the Town Watch was discussing with the Jesuits about the exodus of Catholics from Scandinavia, Nikolaj Grundtvig, a Lutheran Chaplin demanded the Jesuits not be allowed to enter saying, "We do not want that sort of people coming here, we are all Lutherans." The Town Watch not wanting to cause offence to the esteemed visitors, told them that they will need to stay at the watch house, just outside the city, until a decision could be reached allowing entry. A message was then sent to the the local bishop requesting advice on what to do. The bishop decided he would meet with the Jesuits at noon and discuss the Jesuits plans within Scandinavia.

    Meanwhile Nikolaj Grundtvig had managed to gather a crowd of supporters who held a vigil outside the watch house, to ensure that the Jesuits could not enter. The growing commotion eventually got to the attention of the Mayor of Copenhagen and he also showed in interest in this affair. He decided he would also meet with the Jesuits at noon with the Bishop. So, who is Nikolaj Grundtvig, and why was he able to gain so much support. Well he gave regular sermons saying the reason Denmark lost Norway was because of the weakness of the Danish faith and he managed to gain many enthusiastic supporters to his cause.

    Around noon the crowd outside the watch house had grown to many hundreds chanting "GO HOME!!! ... GO HOME!!!". The Bishop and the Mayor arrived and attempted to pass through the crowd to enter the watch house, but could not get in. The Town Watch then instructed the guarding soldiers to clear a path to let them through to the door. They eventually entered the watch house and then began the meeting. The meeting then commenced, whereby the Jesuits again asked if they could enter Scandinavia and worship with fellow Catholics. The Bishop explained that Scandinavia is Lutheran and all remnants of the Catholic faith have long since gone many centuries ago and the cathedrals and churches have been converted to Lutheran. The few Catholics they had here were Poles, Croat and Spanish and they generally worshipped in private houses. The Mayor then explained that the events of 1814 and the grand conspiracy orchestrated by foreigners, had made the situation for them untenable and most had decided to return to their homelands.

    The Jesuits listened to the distinguished people's explanations and reasoned that entering Scandinavia would be a fruitless mission and decided to return to Rome explaining their failure to complete the mission. On consideration that the crowd outside were becoming even more hostile, the safety of the Jesuits could not be assured, the Mayor instructed the Town Watch to escort the Jesuits to the Danish border, so they could then continue their journey home.

    While the Jesuits were being escorted back to the Danish border they met a Jewish Rabbi and his entourage who had wanted to do a similar mission to them. They paused along the road and discussed what had happened to them in the previous days and the Rabbi concluded he might as well also return as the time is not right to be entering Scandinavia so soon after the events of 1814. They will need to wait a few years or possibly decades before attempting a similar mission in the future.

    These events were then passed on in a report to the Archbishop of Denmark, who will then need to seek advice on what further action to take and may need to respond to the Pope.
     
  10. Krzowwh

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    Joecoolyo 99% Lightspeed

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  12. SamSniped

    SamSniped DJ Goodboye

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    THE UNSA ORDERS
    Colonize Missouri
    2 IC into navies
    3 IC into armies


    RP in a few. Or tomorrow. IDK.
     
  13. SamSniped

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    Following a long, painful process, Congress has passed the 13th and 14th Amendments. The former is to prevent slavery, and is a bit redundant; the latter is for protecting the rights of former citizens who wish to move north.
    13th Amendment
    "Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
    Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
    "

    14th Amendment (The "Former Citizens Amendment")
    "Section 1. All men who formerly lived in what is now known as the Confederate States of America and moved north afterwards, or who wish to move north from there, are full citizens of the United States of North America and will be granted those rights upon entry to the nation after 1 year of living in the nation.
    Section 2. Only those citizens who were from the border states of Virginia and Kentucky are permitted to be nominated for any federal government positions after 1 year of citizenship.
    Secion 3. All people in the Confederated States of America who move north are permitted to run for any state office after 1 year of citizenship.
    "
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    In other news, here are the candidates for the upcoming election in 1816:
    Democratic-Republican Party (Republicans)
    Presidential Candidate- Daniel D. Tompkins
    Vice Presidential Candidate- Jonas Platt
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    Federalist Party
    Presidential Candidate- Rufus King
    Vice Presidential Candidate- Richard Rush
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  14. Jehoshua

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    Papal Encyclical: Libertas Praestantissimum.

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    In the year 1816 of our Lord Jesus Christ in reflection of the horrors wrought of the liberalism born of the french revolution, and which to this day threaten true liberty amongst the nations. His Holiness the Pope Pius VII has for the good of the Church and all humanity released an encyclical to illumine the minds of Gods children across the world, and to ensure the errors quashed beneath the heel of the faithful do not again rise unchallenged.

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    Vatican Watchers have widely interpreted the timing of this encyclical as a response to the incident at Copenhagen. Although most observers also think it is a sign of increasing papal concern at the situation in Paraguay. Either way this encyclical is a great blow to liberalism in Catholic Europe, most especially considering the increased dominance of Catholicism in Europe thanks to the rise of the Teutonic Order.

    In other news the Holy See has at the same time as this encyclical sent diplomatic letters to Portugal and the United Northern States of America, commending the latter on its measures to combat the dehumanising evil of slavery, an unfortunate state of being that must rightly be transcended in this modern age and inquiring as to measures being taken in Brazil to emulate the North Americans praiseworthy actions towards a similar end.

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    ~ Jehoshua
     
  15. NedimNapoleon

    NedimNapoleon Weird Little Human

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    The Kingdom of Bosnia declares war on the Free City State of Istanbul for several reasons, the main casus belil being the liberation of the slavic Bulgarians the other being Istanbul calls itself a city state but in fact it controls an illegitimate Empire
     
  16. Tee Kay

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    Questions and Answers

    Put IC in Culture Points, National Unity, etc if you want a boost.

    It may be OP yes; though I note that the one country with that bonus, Poland-Lithuania, has two strong anti-industrialism factions. They are going to raise hell if Crezth starts spamming factories.

    Further Clarifications

    - Armies appear the turn it is ordered (so if you order 5 units this turn you get those units to fight with this turn).

    - IC aid appear the turn after it is sent (so if you send Nunavut 5 IC this turn they get it at update time).

    Also, please disclose any NAPs, Defence Pacts, and Alliances to me the GM, in the thread if non-secret, via PM if secret. So I know who's backstabbing who. ;)
     
  17. JohannaK

    JohannaK Heroically Clueless

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    Question: can armies and navies be lent to other countries?
     
  18. Tee Kay

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    No. Send them IC and they can build them themselves.
     
  19. hoplitejoe

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    The Percentages given by the calculator are for each province you try to colonise or your over all chance?
     
  20. Bowsling

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    The Caliphate of the Hedjaz formally declares war on Anatolia.
     

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