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Revolution IOT

Discussion in 'Imperium OffTopicum' started by Sonereal, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. Krzowwh

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    The Bauarish Empire of Holy Rome
    Bauarn



    Government: The Emperor of Holy Rome and King of Bauarn has absolute control over the Teutonic Catholic Church, but has little secular power, which is instead granted to the Chancellor who presides over Presidents of constituent states. Upon succession, a new Emperor is chosen among the sons of the previous Emperor, the Chancellor, and the current Presidents, independently in all three Houses of Parliament until a consensus is met.
    Emperor: Heinrich XVII
    Chancellor: Albrecht Fraas
    Capital: Regnsburgh
     
  2. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

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    Update 1​


    Stats

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AvV4Kmm-PsYUdHVqMWxRR2lnc1p4d3NHZHM4dkVkcXc&usp=sharing

    Spoiler Map :


    GLOBAL NEWS


    As the world celebrates the ushering in of a new year, many are hopeful that the turn of the decade will mark a refreshing turn of fortune from two decades of anarchy and destruction that has rocked most of the world. Many new countries have risen from the ashes of war and famine to make a stand against collapse.

    TRAITS


    Surprise! Every country will, over the course of the game, gain and lose traits. These traits are given and taken away on the basis of diplomacy, in-game actions, and roleplaying.

    Merchant Republic of Riccio

    Armed Neutrality: -2 EP off Naval Power costs. +5% to Revolt Risk if member of alliance. +5% Revolt Risk to being the aggressor in an unjustified war.
    Famed Merchants: 50% more effective trade and free trade agreements
    New Renaissance: -10% Revolt Risk when at peace.


    Federal Republic of the Coastal Nations

    Wooden Ships and Iron Men: Naval operations, including amphibious landings, can be performed for free. More leadership still increases the amount of territory taken and combat bonuses.
    Revolutionary Inspiration: -10% Revolt Risk when at war.
    Gunboat Diplomacy: Can sign one-sided trade agreement, which damage target's trade and increases your own.


    League of Urun

    Holder of the Vancouver Emperorship: -5% Revolt Risk for every vassal and client state. Bonus to trade agreements and free trade agreements with vassals/client states. +30% Revolt Risk if capital falls, and removal of -5% RR per vassal state.
    Decentralized Rule: +1 EP for Factory Cost for each vassal.


    Final GM Notes

    Do NOT post “trade agreements with all” or “accept all” at all in this thread ever. If you sign trade agreements or free trade agreements, you must put that in your orders and you must list every country you are signing with. You also must mention all alliances you are joining, defensive pacts being signed, non-aggression treaties, and embargoes in your orders.

    Secondly, if you are missing Leadership Points, it is because you don’t have a capital. As soon as you inform me of where your capital is (and provided I can find it on the map if you don't mark a map for me), you will get your full leadership points.


    Orders lock Wednesday
     
  3. Ailedhoo

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    The Middle Voice (OOC: leader) of the Inner Dominion, Ruan Qiang, has set vision for the reunion of China, starting with the following 20 provinces.

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    For inner accord we will not count Taiwan as part of China but rather Taiwan as a entity that serves as a member of the Coastal Nations, whom we offer our deepest earnest to and desire close relations with, if not at least to be in harmony with our fellow powers and embrace the nature of peace.
     
  4. Tani Coyote

    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    I assume Cape Verde and the Canaries, being island chains, count as one province each?

    10 LP; 23 EP
    10 LP to claim 20 provinces (red)
    1 Naval Power (8 EP)
    1 Land Power (5 EP)
    2 factories (10 EP)


    Trade Agreement with Egypt (Proof)
    Trade Agreement with China (Proof)
    Trade Agreement with Spain

    Favored Trade Agreement with Urun (Proof)

    Free Trade Agreement with the Federal Republic of Coastal Nations(Proof)
    Free Trade Agreement with Buarish Empire (Proof)


    Non-Aggression Pact With Spain


    To: Baurish Empire of Holy Rome

    As a gesture of friendship (and to the chagrin of some hardline Venetian legislators), Riccio is refraining from expanding into the area around Istria (yellow), so that the Holy Romans may take the area should they desire a port to enrich their markets with foreign goods. The Roman Catholic Church is within our territory, but we also are granting our permission to visit the Pope in the Vatican to discuss unification between the two Catholic Churches, should you feel so inclined. We hope for continued amicable relations that are profitable to all.

    Finally, the industry of the Germanic nations being legendary, we feel it would be beneficial to sign a preferred trade agreement with the Bauarish.

    OOC:

    As a note, Sone, there's a small gap in the borders between the two provinces on the Algerian coast to the left of Tunisia.
     
  5. Ailedhoo

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    The Revolution bought ruin to the Emperor of China, increasing the already power White Lotus Rebellion, which ended in the twilight of 1803 (OOC: instead of being crushed in 1804) thanks to the great spirit of the Revolution. The Qing Dynasty collapse as did the Chinese Empire as a whole.

    Hong Kong would be among the few and the most stable in returning to order but not in a notion that would reflect the return of a dynasty.

    Local lords were deposed and replaced by commoners who in turn came that which they deposed.

    Between 1805-1811 existed the shorted lived Xun Kingdom that was governed by its first and only ruler Xun Shi (himself being a former mason), before what came to be the Great Hong Kong Revolt occurred that saw then a transitional government that lasted from 1811-1814, governed first by the former imperial civil servant Lin Ru, then by the youngest brother of the deposed king Xun Zhou between middle 1812 to the government’s end at the hand of a third revolt that would shape the history of China in the 19th century; the Violet Lotus Revolt, a peasant revolt that originated in the countryside of Hainan over a series of famines. Order was restored by the former imperial civil servant Fan Bao, who headed the Fan Lau Fort Council in 1815 which we forged to consider how to shape Hong Kong.

    The answer that was echoed from a crowd of plain robed figures that stormed outside Fan Lau Fort was “the Inner Way!”

    The birth of the global revolution had inspired an old Taoist scholar by the name of Du Liang, who wrote “the Inner Consideration” between 1802-1803 in an attempt to argue for the establishment of “a government that kept to the humble principles that Chuang Tzu spoke greatly of and that flow with change.” Du Liang’s work inspired the creation of the Flow of Du in 1807, founded by an disillusioned civil servant turned Taoist writer Ng Liu. The group starting gaining plenty of influence under Xun’s regime and creaked into each corner of South Central China’s society. Despite Ng Liu falling to illness in 1812 will massive internal discord among the group on striving to the ideal principles the group founded on the organization would continue to hence rise under a new leadership: Ruan Qiang, a merchant turned senior member of the group. In fact while he failed to get a seat on the Fan Lau Fort Council he did succeed in forcing the lords, civil servants and religious leaders that make up the council to heed the ever popular support for the Flow of Du.

    Hence came the second meeting of the Council with Ruan Qiang among the last days of 1815. Eager to avoid another revolts with the military tired the Council was forced to summit to the Flow of Du’s leadership demands, resulting in the formation of what was as of that moment the Inner Provinces of Southern China, which then was renamed the Inner Dominion of China in 1817 by directive of the Violet Council that was hold in Hong Kong by the Flow of Du to firmly establish the structure of the government. It was decided a Taoist theocracy, inspired by Taoist teachings on leadership as well as observing the theocratic systems employed by the Holy See and the Caliphate. Eager to create a “Taoist version” the would be rulers deployed efforts to establish the charter. Ruan Qiang was made “the Middle Voice” of the Dominion, serving as more of a united speaker than a head of state.

    Whatever the case Qiang did bring desire on a vision to “make China united in oneness” with alarming notes to the reformation of the military during the same time as the diplomacy office was being reformed to preach a foreign policy of pacifism. Indeed many within the Dominion felt that Ruan’s ultimate desire was to see the Dominion unite China by what means necessary… and perhaps expand the borders to “bring peace to all.” Many even feared that Ruan would forsake the principles of “letting go” that was a core part of the new government’s structure, along with other core principle of Taoist leadership. Never the less Ruan’s vision, while going beyond his expected duties as the Middle Voice, is sure to see the Inner Dominion strive to unite as much of China as possible, peacefully or otherwise as the latter is feared the more veteran of the new theocracy.

    Will the fears be justified or will Ruan prove in the end to be in reality following the core principles in his own way? The best leader, exemplifying Tao leadership, is one whose existence is barely known by the people. Could Ruan be conducting a plot to make the Middle Voice such?

    OOC: I will do structure and such in a bit.
     
  6. Civ'ed

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    The Pasha of Egypt led his ten finest generals into the map room.
    "Here we have a map of the world."
    One of the generals, Karim, looked noticeably worried, even more so when he looked at what the Pasha was doing.
    "You see, we move Maho and Ismail into the Sudan, and then they shall form dual Walîs in the area.
    We move Muhammad and Ali into land to the East where they too shall each be Walî.
    We move Abdel and Abbas into the Suez. They shall recieve governor titles.
    Hussein, you are sent into the Jordan to annex this area.
    Ahmad and Kamel, you are sent into the Hejaz. Get us this land.
    Tawfiq and Karim, my sons, you have one of the most important missions.
    Get us Judea, and you shall be rewarded handsomely.
    Around this point a man walked in.
    "Pasha, Pasha! We have successfully started construction of the Mutluluk manufactory district in Kahire!"
    "Wonderful. also send orders to the harbors of ʻIzbat al-Burj, I want those fleets ready by next year!"
    "Yes, Pasha."
    "all of you, leave now."
    Everyone saluted and left the Pasha. He sat down and started writing.
    ---
    HISTORY OF THE EYALET AND OTHER SUCH NONSENSE

    In 1800, the Ottoman Empire collapsed, and with it, the old Egyptian Eyalet.
    What followed was a 20-year power struggle between factions.
    In the end, though, the faction of Osmanoglu Bahadir took control and he founded the second Eyalet, inspired by the Ottoman Empire of old. Bahadir founded the Bahadirid dynasty and crowned himself Bahadir I Pasha of Egypt. Although a Turk himself, Bahadir named his children in Misr Arabic style in order to cement his rule over the fragile Eyalet.
    The next in line is Bahadiroglu Karim, followed by Bahadiroglu Kamel.
    Each province is ruled by a Walî. These act semi-autonomously but must always answer to the Pasha.

    Orders:
    Spend the LP to claim this:

    Build a navy
    Build two factories in Cairo (Kahire)
    I have no idea what to do with the rest
    We offer trade agreements to the following nations:
    Riccio
    China
    Urun
    Ethiopia
    Coastal Nations

    In addition, we offer a pact of non-aggression to the following:
    Ethiopia: If Ethiopia is hesitant, we offer 3 EP to help ease the deal for you.
     
  7. Tani Coyote

    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    On Enmity

    The short book On Enmity was published in 1813 in the wake of Italian expansion abroad. While authored initially on the concept of treatment of foreign populations, author Marco Oberti expanded his doctrine to domestic politics and economics. From the Italian aristocracy himself, he sought to appeal to the mercantile interests in the government of the Empire to ensure that Riccio would remain a moral model for governments everywhere, even if its selfless acts would be for selfish purposes.

    Some of the excerpts are as follows.

    Spoiler :
    Preface:

    “If there is one thing I have learned in my short life, it is that while men are inclined to say ‘Do good unto others,’ such does not hold up as well as ‘Do good unto others, if it is more profitable than doing bad unto them.’ I shall not be so naïve as to think that moral arguments alone can sway a person, acknowledging the duality a person’s mind can have when swept up in feelings of avarice. I shall instead, appeal to that same avariciousness, in the hope that perhaps it would convince us to act in such a manner our negative energies shall be channeled towards positive ends.”

    Slavery and Poor Wages:

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    “The concept of slave ownership holds merit only to the man who is near-sighted. A slave, by merit of his position, is property, incapable of owning property of his own with which to barter and trade with. Denied wages, a slave is in a perpetual state of dependence, requiring his master to put food in his belly and a roof above his head; with a sufficient number of fellows, this large underclass of dependents shall drag a country under without the ability to acquire the results of industry.

    While the slave owner shall profit from his virtual lack of expenses, society as a whole suffers from this human degradation, the common man suffering from a constricted pool of clients and thus, lower profits himself. It stands to reason that a locally-depressed economy unable to buy the fruits of slavery will result in goods being manufactured primarily for sale in foreign markets, enriching other countries but doing little good for one’s own. Slavery, as such, is virtually tantamount to treason with the harm it does to the vast majority of one’s countrymen.

    Even without the legal status of slavery, the squalor some individuals live in can at times be indistinguishable. Working for pitiful wages, people are able to just barely acquire the necessities of living, able to feed themselves and have shelter (likely shared with other such laborers in cramped quarters), but they can seldom afford much else. In the end, poor wages are little better than slavery for a nation’s future. Let us remember the times where people only relied on the necessities of food, clothing and shelter… these times were primitive. It was only after agriculture and specialization that the quality of life enormously changed, and shortly after, the concept of coinage replaced the inefficiency of barter. A high quality of life is sustained by society’s ability to consume its needs, but its wants.

    If workers cannot afford toys for their children, trinkets for their partners, ornaments for their home, where will the makers of all these goods stand? To those in power, furthermore, where shall they stand, without the ability to collect tax revenues?”


    Subordinate Populations:

    Spoiler :
    “It is inevitable in the course of history for states, eager to expand their own power and prestige, to acquire lands, both neighboring and distant. Where governments repeatedly commit a grievous error, however, is chronic mistreatment and abuse of the populations that they now wield the power of law over.

    As individuals, when we are wronged in some manner, however minor or major, we are generally inclined to feel anger at best and a desire for vengeance at worst. The same principle applies to all people regardless of locale or culture. Treat the populations that are beneath you with respect and kindness, and they shall, if not treating you with the same, at least grant your rule ambivalence. This peaceful state of affairs is the most conductive to business, benefitting both the people who partake in it, and the governments that tax the proceeds of such commerce.

    Let us consider the case of the colonials in the New World. Though of the same blood as their colonial overseers, they were subjected to taxation and oft forced to pay for conflicts that they had not given their approval to conduct. Protests would be met with ignorance at best and bloodletting at worst. Shall we feign surprise that these states, seeing their governments as irresponsive to their needs, if not outright repressive, decided to try nationhood on their own instead? In response to their lack of compassion, Englishmen, Spaniards, Dutchmen, Frenchmen alike all had others reap what they had sown, losing the power and prestige that their colonies had granted them.

    Let us by contrast consider the Persians prior to the arrival of the Greeks. Though formed through violence, their realm was one that respected the conquered’s cultures and political autonomy. It was this respect shown to local populations (and more importantly, the governments that controlled such) that enabled the Empire to last up until the forces of Macedon destroyed it.

    Let us not be so foolish as to assume that this only applies to foreign populations. Whether one is ten feet away or ten million, a human being still retains his basis senses of reason and emotion. The many differences often cloud our vision to a point we forget the similarities between different people, that in our ability to respond similarly to emotional stimuli. A government should be as kind to its homeland’s occupants as its colonies’. At the end of the day, whether a state rules through violence or votes, it ultimately must answer to its people when they show sufficient ire.

    History is but an arithmetic equation; the present is the sum of the past. If we wish to end the cycle of riots and rebellions, it stands to reason the academic leader should avoid the mistakes of his predecessors; it would be an act of hubris to assume one will succeed where so many countless others have failed.”


    War:

    Spoiler :
    “It has already been covered that enmity shall do a hopeful empire no good. The losses of family and friends to the jaws of the military shall not be conductive to good relations with one’s new subjects. It goes without saying that acquisitions of territory should be done peacefully and financially, even if with some possible intimidation. Conflict must be avoided barring sufficient support at home, and low cost in lives abroad.

    Besides the populace, however, armed conflicts inherently are the bane of any government that wishes to enrich itself. Beyond the enormous expenses that are often paid in paying soldiers wages that shall not incentivize them towards desertion and providing them with the necessary transport and material to fight the war, and the expensive public relations campaigning necessary to secure public support for the conflict, there is another side effect that shall linger long after the ink on a particular treaty has dried.

    Not only will war make collection of tax revenues from a new territory all the more difficult due to the aforementioned enmity, it reduces the number of citizens who may contribute those same revenues. Every man who is slain can no longer contribute to industry, while the man who is crippled because of his service shall likewise be unable to labor for the country’s benefit. Every home, bridge, or other object that is destroyed in the flames of wrath shall need to be rebuilt, when resources could have instead been used to build something else. Armed conflict, in the end, shall reduce the wealth of the territories the empire controls compared to their pre-war status, no matter how illusory the fruits of conquest may seem.”


    Tolerance:

    Spoiler :
    “Even if overt aggression be avoided, there is another issue that can contribute to discontent among one’s subordinate populations, however slow such may come. When one is the target of disdain because of birth, belief, or other core elements of their being, it shall often lead to a feeling of rejection and anger. Given time and likeminded peers, these feelings can become incredibly dangerous, a group that feels itself unwelcome in a society often seeking to build their own, often through violence. A great empire shall take care to avoid the dangers of social as much as state persecution, lest it find itself struggling with the subject of armed secession. The best way to keep soil from giving root to undesired foliage is to make sure it is not fertile grounds for such growth.”


    Humility and Flattery:

    Spoiler :
    “The most conductive means to establishing relationships, whether personal or political, I would suggest, is through humility. The human ego is a ferocious beast, but when well-fed, it is all too eager to roll over and allow one to stroke at its stomach. No matter how inferior a state, group or individual may be to you and your interests, always treat it with the utmost respect, both due and undue. While excessive flattery can prove corrosive to relations as it loses its luster, in steady doses the feelings of smugness it can foster in one’s potential partner are inevitably profitable for one’s future dealings.”


    In the radicalism of the early Empire, the book’s texts were most definitely welcomed. Rather than proposing a radical shift in policy based on radical ideals, Oberti’s text appealed to the same egos that he mentioned in his chapter on flattery. As planned, the merchants who held such great clout in the political arena were quick to adopt his proposals, a procedure helped along by Oberti’s inside access and his working to ensure that members of the government and their most potent backers were among the first recipients of the published text.

    Before long the text had become required reading for political office, especially for those who would be serving in non-Catholic or non-Italian areas where the enmity Oberti described would be a major factor in social functions. The document proved to be to useful effect; mosques were left alone in Muslim areas and Spanish retained legal protection in the territories that spoke such. While the picture wasn’t as rosy as Oberti described, it nonetheless avoided a great deal of confrontation, the respect for local cultures proving to be a useful asset to the growing empire.

    Slavery was formally abolished in 1816 with any owners receiving compensation so as to avoid political issues. Riccio’s ships continued to ferry slave shipments were applicable, however, in line with its commercial roots and a definite desire to keep expanding its profits. Such ships were closely monitored coming into port, however, and Riccio’s government did often suggest abolishing or limiting slavery to its trade partners on the basis of expanding the amount of people who could consume goods.

    In foreign policy Oberti’s ideas also gained steam. Rather than personal meetings augmented by interpreters, foreign courts were often visited by diplomats who had become fluent in the local language; such ambassadors also dressed plainly to make the often-exotic apparel of the receiving nation’s leader look all the more glamorous. For the various city-states and countries that Riccese merchants established trade arrangements with, this policy likewise proved lucrative, even the weakest leader made to feel important and valued as a partner of Riccio.

    Riccio accepts trade with the Egyptians and hopes for good relations in the future. As we exchange goods, let us also consider the potential of investments in the future; while a pipe dream with current technologies, should science ever yield fruits as it always has, Riccio would be interested in helping with the construction of a waterway between the Mediterranean and Red Sea.
     
  8. Kinich-Ahau

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    10 EP on one Naval Power
    5 EP on one Army Power
    5 EP on one Factory
    Trade Agreement with the Eyalet of Egypt
    Trade Agreement with the British Empire
    Free Trade Agreement with the Merchant Empire of Riccio
    Free Trade Agreement with the League of Urun
    Free Trade Agreement with the Inner Dominion of China
    Offer a Free Trade Agreement & Nonaggression Pact to the Great and Holy Orthodox Empire of Ethiopia
     
  9. Ailedhoo

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    China accepts that a grand trade relation with Egypt would benefit us both. We will set tea and the teachings of the Inner Chapters in return for your own goods and services.

    We also desire trade with Riccio; we are eager to spread the light of Taoism across the land by trade.
     
  10. Tani Coyote

    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    Riccio sees the FRCN's acquisition of Panama, the Cape of Good Hope, and Tierra del Fuego. As a fellow trading nation, we think that good relations between our nations would be beneficial; would the FRCN like to sign a free trade agreement with Riccio? The unrestricted flow of goods between our canals and straits will stimulate worldwide trade not only between us, but between others, allowing both of us to profit handsomely.

    Riccio accepts a trade agreement with China.
     
  11. KaiserElectric

    KaiserElectric Total Freakin Besties

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    Joining, here be my claims. Should give the first turners a nice idea of where not to claim :p

     
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    Red_Spy Surprised

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    Russian Empire
    5 LP, 23 EP
    5 LP on 10 claims.
    10 EP on 1 Naval Power
    5 EP on 1 Army Power
    5 EP on 1 Factory
     
  13. Tani Coyote

    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    Treaty of Barcelona
    Between: Spain and Riccio
    In the interests of preserving peace and guaranteeing future good relations, Riccio and Spain have signed this understanding so as to foster goodwill.

    1. Riccio will avoid colonizing Iberia; the settlers bound for Gibraltar have been directed to take the area owned by the Sahrawi instead.
    2. Spain will likewise avoid colonizing West Africa for the time being, so as to avoid colonial rivalries over the region between the powers.
    3. The two powers shall sign a non-aggression pact so as to further discourage conflict between the two, as doing so would violate each state’s honor on the international stage.
    4. Riccio and Spain shall sign a trade agreement so as to help foster the economies of both countries and their future colonies abroad, while further stimulating the peace and prosperity of the Mediterranean.

    OOC: This agreement was agreed to in-chat; Spain shall formalise it soon.
     
  14. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

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    You would begin the game with 23 EP and 10 LP if you place a capital, for the record.

    Edit:

    Will get to.
     
  15. west india man

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    There are 10 Leadership Points, all expended on the claims shown in red on the map at the bottom.

    There are also 23 Economic Points, 10 of which are used to build two Legions*, and another 10 of which are used to produce two factories, with one being a Steel factory near Constantinople, and the other being a Cement factory near Athens


    *The new Legions have a distinctive naming system, that being that they all have unique, interesting names, and the Emperor has the final say in what they are called. The two new Legions are called Ferrum Bellatores and Pugnis Imperialis.

     
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    Kinich-Ahau #JustGoomyThings

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    This is acceptable.
     
  17. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

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    From: The Eyalet of Egypt
    To: The Federal Republic of the Coastal Nations


    OOC: I think Civ'ed has dropped out going by his Org thread post, so I will be taking over the Eyalet for the time being.

    IC: We accept a trade agreement.

    Again, Egypt accepts.

    Edit: As some of you may notice, I'm keeping up with all the roleplay and posting the bits in the second and third post. I updated the second post as well and changed a few things, namely formal treaties, wars, and the like. Trade agreements are marked already in the stats so I don't need to post those unless there's a formal posted treaty. I will also track non-aggression pacts posted in the second post.

    Yes.
     
  18. Bair_the_Normal

    Bair_the_Normal 全は禪

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    Spoiler :


    10 LP, 23 EP Available.

    10 LP to claim 20 Provinces: Shown in map.
    20 EP on 4 Manufactories.


    The Free Republic of Novgorod welcomes our brethren in the new States of Latvia and Estonia, as well as the peoples of the Former Vitebsk and Rzhev Oblasts of the Former Russian Tsardom.
     
  19. Ailedhoo

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    Government: officially a Taoist theocracy, set with the Inner Chamber and the Outer Council, with the Middle Voice as the prime speaker on behalf of the theocracy.
    The Inner Chamber composes of those set to Taoist most devout practices. These senior scholar, priests and other holy figures are commence to senior observation of the daily lives of the peoples of China, the spreading of the Taoist faith, the managing of Taoist practices in China and observing the long term desires of China.
    The Outer Council has more secular functions, serving on economics and infrastructure as well as entertainment, while keeping to the theocratic notions. Civil servants, Confucius scholars and Buddhist monks are among the members of this council in a Taoist theocracy.

    Both councils are by a appointment system; the Inner Chamber through an electorate composing of priests, the Outer Council of general agreement of judgment. There are considerations among certain figures to develop the seeds of what would be a electorate for the system; although such consideration would take time to construct as the Dominion is still work in progress as lawmaking is still trying to find out the best method of creating the theocracy.

    Between these is the Middle Will, made up of the most senior of figures who appoint from them the Middle Voice, who officially is meant to act as a voice than a supreme ruler, whose leadership is meant to be “unseen” and prepared to “let go.” Unofficially the government is still trying to organize the proper methodology of this (thanks mainly due to the arguments for official leadership by figures like the feudal lord Wang Yin) has meant that the Middle Voice processes executive power.

    As seas gain their power from streams so must the leaders gain their power from the people” has been the argument from notable scholars in the government. Reformation is under consideration to hence change the Taoist directive theocracy.


    Economy: not-interventionist but only to distribution. The Dominion has a wu-wei ("nothing doing") approach; not doing nothing at all but not too much action, and only that which accords with the unfolding of events. Any policy hence would aim not at "stimulus" or investment, but, rather, at mild redistribution. If undue economic inequality is unnatural "vainglorious thievery" then there will a notion of taking from those with much and giving to those with little; not too much but some redistribution.

    Additional detailing will be placed later on in this post.
     
  20. arya126

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    Wow this thread has exploded with walls of text.

    In any case Son, I have a few questions. Namely, the decentralization trait: does that mean that since I am RPing 7 member countries of the league (and Vancouver, the 7th, is more or less the face of the league) I have to pay an extra 6 EP for every factory, or does that mean a factory costs 1 more EP (making it 6 EP per factory instead of 11 (above) or 5 (normal)) anywhere that is not the Island of Vancouver proper?

    The League of Urun has voted to offer a free trade agreement to The Federal Republic of Coastal Nations, The Russian Empire, and the Eyalet of Egypt. It has also voted to offer Favored trade agreements to The Republic of Rio Grande, The Merchant Empire of Riccio, The Kingdom of Norway, and Iberia.
    OOC: Names bolded to jump out to those they are offered to.

    The Emperor of Vancouver in conjunction with the Prince of Seattle and the Shogun of Tokyo have agreed to offer the Russian Empire a defensive alliance. (OOC: It would only apply if the defined territory of one of these regions of the league was attacked and no other area. I will be explaining in more depth later.)

    The Soge (cross of Sultan and Doge) of Kuwait has also offered a full alliance to the The Federal Republic of Coastal Nations to avoid violent competition between the two merchant focused regimes.

    Claims and full orders will come after diplomacy is responded to and questions answered.
     

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