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Let's Go...Dutch?!?!

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Stories & Tales' started by mbkkbm, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. mbkkbm

    mbkkbm Silly American

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    Yes; the Dutch.

    The civilization that, in every RFC game known to man, gets conquered or vassalized and does nothing but make wonders.

    "But wait" you say "Mbkkbm is a warmonger! How will he survive as a peaceful people? :confused: :confused: :confused:"

    Anwser: I shall not. I will the make the Dutch warlike....very very VERY warlike. But also smart.
     
  2. Tycho

    Tycho AFK Forum Warrior

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    Interesting... I want to see this quite a lot :).
     
  3. mbkkbm

    mbkkbm Silly American

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    why thank you
     
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    HISTORY OF THE WORLD: THE NETHERLANDS

    The Dutch began in an odd and unusual way. It was during the middle Ages, an age of violence and unrest, that the Netherlands were born.
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    There was once a baron from the Holy Roman Empire named Willian von Orange. By all accounts, even those of his enemies, he was a man of great intelligence and wealth. He owned scattered lands in the northwest corner of the Holy Roman Empire, which was a rich and fertile land. He planned to found a community under Holy Roman rule, which would prosper and grow into a shelter for all intelligent people, who were commonly accused of witchcraft. But the emperor denied his request. Willian was arrested in what we now call 819. Using his many contracts, he broke himself out and fled to his lands. He then traveled in a one year tour of France and the Holy Roman Empire, collecting leading intellectuals who were disgusted at the lack of culture in their Empires. They fled with him to his lands, and in 820, he founded the city of Amsterdam, and changed his name to William van Oranje. He then claimed Amsterdam to be independent, free from any Holy Roman or French rule. To back the grandiose statement up, he personally equipped a massive army of highly trained and mighty troops. The Dutch focused mainly on culture and fishing. Clearly, the Dutch were very peaceful, until, in 849, the aging William van Oranje was found dead, with a dagger in his chest. The dagger had a message. It said “Here lays a traitor to the Empire.”
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    Enraged by this insult, under William van Oranje’s son, John van Oranje, the Dutch demanded an explanation. The Holy Roman Emperor refused to see what he called the “Vilest scum to ever tread these hallowed halls”. War was declared by John van Oranje in 850. The city of Frankfurt, the most prosperous city in the Holy Roman Empire, fell in 860. As the Emperor was found in the city, it was burned to the ground. From now on, the Dutch-Imperial war wasn’t just for revenge. It was now also for power. John van Oranje also initiated a program of using his father’s fortune to pay for troops to fight the “damned Imperials”. Due to this, the city of Kiel, near Amsterdam, was also burned.
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    After a vicious 70 year campaign, in which John died and his son William II van Oranje took power, Berlin was taken. The Imperials had but a single city. Berlin was burned to the ground.
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    But in 920, the Council of Elders, a body deciding many things with the approval of the King, decided to that “There shall never be a single religion in this free land. We shall be free from tyranny of all kinds.” This stance made the Netherland very popular with the immigrants from all over Europe, seeking freedom to worship as they wished. The city of ‘s-Gravenhage was settled by these immigrants, in lands won from the Imperials. By 950, the King had officially become hereditary, and vassals in formerly Imperial lands were encouraged.
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    Around 970, a census was taken to discover that the Dutch Empire had over 500,000 “free souls”. It was also the most advanced society in Europe.
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    By 1040, the Holy Roman Empire had been killed. William van Oranje had been avenged. The Dutch owned all of the former Empire, and poised to be a major power for years to come.
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  5. Tycho

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    Good start, mbbkbm :).
     
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    Yeah this should be good.
     
  8. MaxWar

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    Good read so far :)
     
  9. Jwitti

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    I took Rome first when I did a warmonger-y Dutch, but Good Job!
     
  10. hoplitejoe

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    Smart Dutch :confused:
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  11. trexeric

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    Subbed! Great start.
     
  12. mbkkbm

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    Oh goody! :evil:
     
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    HISTORY OF THE WORLD: THE NETHERLANDS


    The Netherlands then began a time of peace and vigorous trading. They found a civilization that, it was rumored, went back to pre-French times. They were very knowledgeable, and, eventually, the Netherlands, through idea diffusion, lured their most prominent intellectuals into Amsterdam and made them Dutch. Amsterdam was the science capital of the world, learning new things at an incredible pace.
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    The Dutch were peaceful until King John II died under mysterious circumstances. All that was known was that early in the morning, a loud crash was heard, and there were scorch marks on the windows. Formerly Arabic scientists were called into the Palace to investigate, and they confirmed what the people feared; King John II had been assassinated. But by who? After a massive state-funded man-hunt, the killer was found to be…French. War was declared by 1280 by the new King Ricard I.
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    Many common Frenchmen suffered by this war, with many being captured and forced to work for the Dutch. The military fared just as well, falling in the attack to the capital, but, fortunately, they did manage to catch the killer. This war was also important, as the Dutch pioneered the use of long sticks that used gunpowder to propel a sphere long distances. The Arabic scientists, who developed it based on more primitive designs in their homeland, called it a “gun”. Despite this advances, after a lengthy trial in which the killer was found to have not been associated with the French government. The assassin was put to death, and peace with France commenced immediately.
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    To the Dutch, once again showing their prominence as the world’s most advanced civilization, eventually was born a young man named Benjamin Franklin. Young Ben showed amazing ability to make engineering marvels, and was sent to Amsterdam to build a massive tower to the glory of the Dutch Empire. Unfortunately, Ben died before he could pick to begin construction. His finished blueprints were used to build the Tower. Then, as the Council and King Ricard II looked on, the Tower fell! Fortunately, the Tower did not fall all the way, instead only leaning, as it was mistakenly built on a swamp. It thus acquired the nickname of “The Leaning Tower”.
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    By 1340, it was revealed that the French and the Spanish were at war, as the Spanish captured Bordeaux. As the French Empire threatened sanctions for the idiotic behavior of the Dutch Ambassador (he was part French), war was declared to keep the Netherlands sanction-free. The new “gun”-equipped troops once again captured large numbers of French workers, and Paris was eventually taken and razed by the help of a general named Eugene of Savoy, who was to be the pinnacle of Dutch military brilliance until his untimely death in 1410.
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    In Amsterdam in 1405, an ambitious captain named Henry Hudson went to King William II. He said, with government assistance, he would discover a whole New World at the corner of the Earth. He also pulled out a letter from the current Queen of Spain, Isabella, who sponsored the enterprise. As the Spanish and the Dutch were already suiting up to be enemies later and Spanish control of any New World would be horrible, Henry Hudson was sponsored by the King. King William II never thought he would be given credit for the exploration of the New World or the trip around the globe; he simply thought he sent an insane man to fall off the edge of the world.
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    Word came back in 1415. Henry Hudson hadn’t fallen off the edge of the world. Instead, he found a massive New World.
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    Subbin' up.
     
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    Nice update mbkkbm!
     
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    For a split second I thought I had read "Kim Jong Il" :p
     
  18. mbkkbm

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    now that would be weird, especially as you're doing a story on that.:lol::lol::lol:
     
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    HISTORY OF THE WORLD: THE NETHERLANDS

    The French Empire finally collapsed in 1420, killed by the pressure from both Dutch and Spanish Empires. As a census was taken under the rule of King William II, which revealed the Dutch Empire had “one million free souls” even more people were added with the Netherlands conquest of Marseille, a former French territory.
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    Henry Hudson, meanwhile, sent rather odd reports back to Amsterdam. He told tales of an odd leader with a skull on his headdress who greeted him to the south of this continent he had claimed for the Netherlands. He promised “to slaughter fifty thousand slaves” in honor of this occasion, and seemed “…rather confused when I (Henry Hudson) told him we did not have slaves”. After establishing trading relations, many of the Aztecs, as the civilization was found to be called, defected, and being supplied with arms from Amsterdam, formed a large force to be taken back to Europe. Trading Galleys down the coast of Africa found another strange leader, named Mansa Musa, who actually seemed rather intelligent. In both cases, maps were taken (sometimes by force) of both their lands and were sent back to Amsterdam to expand the Dutch knowledge of the world.
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    In Europe, meanwhile, the city of Maastricht was founded near the once mighty city of Paris in 1440. Also, Henry Hudson met yet another new world leader, as the Incans, as they called themselves, said something about a ball game. Considering the ominous way their leader, Hunayna Capac, said this, he denied, to the Incans “great disappointment and anger”. He then sailed away, down this large continent.
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    After about five years, Amsterdam got its first taste of formerly French wine. This wine quickly became extremely popular, and no noble house had anything but Maastricht wine. The highly equipped Dutch military completed its conquest of what was France with its conquest and burning of Brest, on the Atlantic coast.
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    All was good until, once again, a king died, this time in 1450. However, he died seemingly by no foul means. Later that day, however, at the memorial service, an unnamed diplomat spat on the casket of King William II. Clearly, this insult could not be allowed, so King Henry I demanded what country the man was from, and, when he was found to be Spanish, war was declared. Bordeaux, the French city the Spanish had captured, was burnt, as the empire went into an even larger program of learning. As a petition came in the Apostolic Palace to stop the war against Spain, the Netherlands heartily voted yes, as they had punished the diplomat. (Record indicate the man was flogged to an inch of his life, kept lucid, had seawater poured onto his back, then was slowly had his head cut off with a rusty, serrated dagger, screaming all the while. Yikes. ) The Apostolic Palace thus ended the 10 Year War, as it became to be known.
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    Meanwhile, Henry Hudson, following the advice of the Incas, found the end of this continent, which he called America, which was somehow the name of the continent for both the Aztec and the Inca.
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    By 1460, the Dutch were a massive global force. They had two huge armies in the Americas, while owning a large section of Europe.
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    Ok...so this is as far as I have played:

    Should I?

    A: Colonize England. FORCIBLY!:evil::evil::mwaha::mwaha:

    B. Make Colonies. FORCIBLY! (Not really. I just like that word).

    C. Conquer Australia (GO KANGAROOS!)

    You have until tommorrow. :D
     

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