Discussion in 'Imperium OffTopicum' started by Tee Kay, Mar 30, 2014.
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The Imperial Shogunate
Capital: Kyoto, Japan
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In 1680, Shogun Tokugawa Ietsuna died without a proper heir. Members of the Tokugawa clan supported Ietsuna's younger brother, Tsunayoshi, to succeed his post, while one of Ietsuna's advisors, Sakai Tadakiyo, and his supporters tried to give the throne to a member of the Imperial bloodline. Many enemies of the Tokugawa clan quickly voiced support for Sakai. Tsunayoshi named himself Shogun regardless, leading to the brief but fierce Shōkei War. The pro-Imperial faction eventually won, leading Prince Osahito to succeed as shogun. His line would later be known as the Imperial Shogunate.
For the next 150 years, the strong influence over the Shoguns lead to a gradual restoration of Imperial powers. The success of Emperor Reigen in the Shōkei War allowed his successors to have a large influence in the Shogunate succession; pretenders known to be against Kyoto's growing influence quickly had their reputation ruined. By 1800, a power struggle had arose; the Shogun who was mostly concerned in military matters, would try to subvertly take power from the Emperor, who ruled the social and economic aspects of japan, while still overtly supporting them.
In the interest of strengthening the power of Japan while simultaneously trying to show the Shogunate as something of an antiquity, Emperor Kōkaku in 1815 revoked a majority of Tokugawa's Sakoku policies, opening Japan up to foreign influences and technology. Japan has since began a major effort towards industrialization. While actually encouraged by the Shogun, thanks to military benefits, there are reactionary parties fearful of what this all means for Japan's future.
I've been in NESes before, but this is my first time on an IOT. If the backstory seems a bit unrealistic, I don't mind changing it.
Claiming Great Plains, More Later.
Californian Republic/República de California/Калифорнийская Республика
Government: Presidential Republic; single-house congress elected representatively (though with franchise limited to men over the age of 25), president elected separately.
Quick History (Will be worked out in depth later): Russias colonization efforts are much larger and take place a bit earlier in this timeline, both in Aleyska and around San Francisco (Сан Франциско in California. As a result, Alta California has a large Russian population, and so when the Républica de California declares its independence in 1820 Russian settlers aid the formerly-Mexican citizens to win independence. For unknown reasons they then choose to adopt a flag eerily similar to that of the Californian Republic our timeline.
The population of the new republic is approximately 1/3 Russian and 1/2 Mexican, with the remaining ~17% being approximately 10% natives (largely groups like Pomo and Chumash) and 7% immigrants from other countries (mostly the Federal Republic of Columbia.) Some tensions exist between these various ethnic groups, though the shared experience of revolting has helped to forge a better-unified national identity (especially in regards attitudes towards the natives, many of whom aided in the quest for independence and are largely considered civilized.)
Though a relatively young nation, the Républica de California has a thriving economy mostly based on agriculture (farming and some ranching), though there is a tiny bit of industry beginning to appear in San Francisco and Sonoma. Additionally, what seems to be vast quantities of mineral wealth (gold, silver, and copper primarily) are beginning to be tapped.
The Tribal Federation:
Starting Province: Great Plains
Government: Democratically-Elected Great Chief who controls almost everything. Each Great Chief has one-year terms. He can have as many terms as the people will allow. Minor Chiefs are elected who control their tribe's relations and certain rules. Minor Chiefs will also have infinite one-year terms.
Preferred Color: Dark Red (like the one in the flag)
Leader: Great Chief Littler River
Religion: Various Tribal Religions
History: According to legend, two men claimed to have the right of the title of Chief, but we're fighting over who could have the title. Two missionaries, who were at the tribe's site at the time, told them to let the people vote for who ever should be Chief. From that point on, the tribe elected their Chiefs. Sooner or later, other tribes liked this concept and adopted it. When they got word of this, the tribe that started Tribal Democracy in the first place decided to have a Federation of all the Tribal democracies. Thus, The Tribal Federation was born.
Sometime in the 1700's, one of the Great Chiefs saw how technologically advanced the Europeans were. He made an effort to try and be as advanced as them. TriFed would trade with Europeans for their technological knowledge. The Federation would send their citizens to Europe with traders to study the architecture of Europe. When they got back, TriFed would try to recreate whatever their citizens saw, usually building buildings with either mud and straw or traded materials. The sudden advancement in TriFed made it very popular among Native Americans in the Great Plains, thus spread through the area.
Claim: Central America
Government: Absolute Monarchy
Colour: MIGHTY DEEP SKY BLUE
Monarchy: Marie-Charlotte Stuart de Rohan
D: No Port Hadley anymore?!?!
I am just as shocked. Robert said I&B with Port Hadley always failed. So no more Port Hadley.
History: Same as OTL until 1790, when the French Revolution led to a small part of France to be captured and then peace. War then broke out in 1801, causing the rest of France to be captured. Napoleon is now the president (not emperor), but no wars have been started.
I shall be the Sultanate of Zanj in East Africa.
Government: Absolute Monarchy
Leader: Jamshid bin Sultan
I'll do something for this Friday or Saturday evening
Poland-Lithuania claiming Eastern Europe is in da house
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Eastern Europe was already claimed.
Nah Nedim changed his claims.
Quick questions about the rules, will we be able to declare war on NPC Grey Minors turn one? Because I want to be at war with New Zealand for RP reasons.
I never claimed Eastern Europe for Christs Sake.
Another European cluster F?
I'm getting tired of these.
I was wrong.
Also TK I really like the colour you have given my nation, it looks much better than the green ever would.
I expected more players tbh...When does this start?
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