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Shadow of the Fall: A Peshawar Lancers IOT

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  1. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

    Mar 31, 2008

    Shadow of the Fall
    1878: The Fall

    In the summer of 1878, a comet exploded in the Earth's atmosphere. Comet fragments blanketed the Northern Hemisphere, causing destructions far and wide. Some cities were destroyed outright, while many coastal cities were destroyed in tsunamis caused by the fragments landing in the Atlantic Ocean. These events, coupled in the advent of a long winter, resulted in the collapse of industrial society. The winter would last three years.

    The year is now 2025. It has been over a century since the Fall. The climate has recovered, but the great European empires of yesteryear are mostly long gone. Some European elites and royalty were able to evacuate their homelands before the collapse of society. In other regions, the reign of the Europeans is long, long over.

    Spoiler :
    Empire Name:
    Government: Describe your government in two to three words. Additional description is suggested, but not required.
    Society: Describe your society in a few sentences. Additional description is suggested, but not required.
    Capital Province: Your capital will begin with a commerce center.
    Core Provinces: Claim 3 Provinces
    Reach Provinces: Claim 3 Provinces
    Far Reach Provinces: Claim 6 Province
    Focus Techs: (In descending order of national importance) [Army/Navy/Air/Ind/Com]
    Army Doctrine: 5 Army Points
    Naval Doctrine: 5 Naval Points
    Air Navy Doctrine: 5 Air Fleet Points
    History: Required. An essay isn’t needed. A general history of this empire between 1880 and 2025 would be greatly appreciated.

    Some empires will be randomly selected to be great powers, who will receive all their claims. Others will be selected to be regional powers, who will receive their reach claims. Some will just be normal powers, consisting of just their core three claims.

    Government and Expansion
    Your country's government can be a tinpot dictatorship, liberal democracy, or anything in between. Democracies will have regular (or not) elections, dependent on how often the government wishes to run them.

    What is important to remember is that your actions have consequences in different governments, and actions that would fly in a dictatorship may not fly in a republic.

    Core Territories
    All starting, non-colonial provinces begin as cores. Armies will fight harder to defend and retake core territory and wealth will grow faster in cored provinces.

    The longer a province is controlled by an empire, the greater the chance the province is cored. The longer a province is uncontrolled by an empire, the greater the chance it loses its core on that province. A single province can be cored by multiple empires.

    Expansion and Wastelands
    Provinces unclaimed at game start are assumed to be a hodgepodge of minor kingdoms, republics, and tribes thanks to the societal disruption caused by the Fall. Seizing an unclaimed province can be done Diplomatically or Militarily.

    Diplomatically, a special project can be issued which can lead to the annexation of the province in only a turn or two. Militarily, an army expedition can be sent into the province, but this could rouse great resistance and pull in other regional powers.

    Wasteland provinces can be claimed, but the rate of economic growth in wastelands is capped. Over time, wastelands will become tamed and growth will no longer be capped.

    The Issue system has been replaced with a Stability system. Stability runs from 0 to 10, and there are various bonuses and penalties at each level.

    8+: Very Stable. Bonus to coring and assimilating provinces. Annexing new provinces incurs a negative trend. Cannot be couped.
    5.00 to 7.99: Stable. Normal coring and assimilation rates. Cannot be couped.
    2.00 to 4.99: Fragile. Cannot core or assimilate provinces. Chance of discoring (unowned cores popping up in provinces).Can be couped.
    2 or lower: Collapsing. Civil war imminent. Can be couped.

    Stability is affected by Trends. Trends are like Issues from Capto Iugulum, but can either add Downtrend or Uptrend Points. The more Uptrend Points a trend has, the faster stability will rise. The more Downtrend Points a trend has, the faster stability will fall. Whether national stability rises or falls depends on whether there are more downtrend or uptrend points in play.

    Stability, itself, is a trend. The greater your stability, the faster stability will rise.

    Stability affects interest rates.

    Culture and Influence
    Cultural Influence represents the strength of your culture. In Shadow of the Fall, every country generates Culture and Influence. Influence is used for one of three things: Strengthening one's own culture, weakening somebody's culture, or strengthening one's culture in another country.

    Your culture has six possible levels when present in another country: Unknown, Exotic, Familiar, Popular, Influential, and Dominant. Higher levels provide greater bonuses to espionage actions and reduces unrest penalty when occupying/annexing provinces. At Influential and higher, your country can gain a chance to core provinces within the affected country.

    There are other potential consequences to cultural exchange that will be revealed in events.

    An Agent is a multifunctional unit: Diplomat, Merchant, and Spy. Each costs 50 gold to train, 5 gold to maintain.

    A DIplomat can warm or cool relations with other countries. Warming relations will channel 15 Influence to the targeted country and funnel 5 back. Cooling relations decreases the targeted country's influence by 15 at home, but decrease your Influence in that country by 5.

    Merchants can trade. A Merchant will generate gold on both ends based on trade policy, as well as as a transfer of influence both ways.

    Finally, spies can do spy things. Here is a short list of some possible actions besides watching out for enemy spies.

    Build Spy Ring: Expanding your spy ring in a country increases your chances to successfully perform other missions in a country. As we go down the list, the missions become more difficult. This action in neutral, unclaimed, provinces will just increase the just of economically annexing the province.
    Domestic Propaganda: If successful, increases the impact of a new positive trend, or an existing trend. However, each successive propaganda attempt has a decreased chance of success.
    Establish Secret Police: This can only be used domestically. Using an agent as a secret police force will decrease the impact of a new negative trend that turn or, failing that, an existing trend. However, there is also a chance of domestic backlash.
    Steal Plans: If successful, you'll gain a bonus fighting against that country for a turn and a smaller bonus the next turn.
    Sabotage: If successful, destroys an amount of stored IP.
    Foreign Propaganda/False Flag/Etc: If successful, creates a negative trend in the target country.
    Arm Rebels: Only works in countries with less than 5 Stability. If successful, this opens up a channel to arm and train rebels. Once a channel is open, you can send IP and gold through. When a rebellion pops, rebels will use this gold and IP (along with their own) in the uprising. Opening up multiple channels makes shutting down this network more difficult.[/spoiler]

    Policies are a set of high-level decisions that guide your country's social and technological development. For simplicity purposes, they've been boiled down to a handful.

    Tech Schools

    • Traditional Academia: No bonuses or penalty.
    • Military-Industrial Complex: Bonus to Army and Industry, penalty to Navy and Culture.
    • Sea Power and the Merchant Marine: Bonus to Navy and Commerce, penalty to Army and Culture.
    • Business Schools and Tycoon Capitalism: Bonus to Commerce, Culture, and Industry. Penalty to Army and Navy.
    • Avantgarde Intelligentsia: Bonus to Culture, penalty to Army, Navy, and Industry
    • Corporative Industrialism: Bonus to Commerce and Industry, penalty to Army and Navy
    Education (None, Minimum, Moderate, Heavy): Gradually increases your population's productivity. The higher the level, the greater the gains.

    Social Welfare (None, Minimum, Moderate, Heavy): Creates a small, permanent, positive trend at minimum or higher (1, 2, and 4 respectively).

    Army, Naval, Industrial, Commercial, and Cultural Research and Development (None, Minimum, Moderate, Heavy for each): Increases tech point generation in respective fields.

    Trade Policy (Free Trade, Export-Focus, LImited Exports, Autarky): Increases the amount of gold people can generate throwing Merchants at you. There are additional bonuses
    • Free Trade: +15% Industrial Production, -10% Research Time.
    • Export-Focus: +10%/-5%
    • Limited Exports: +5%/-1%
    • Autarky: Nothing
    How much you gain from sending a merchant to a country depends on their trade level.

    Monetary Policy (Status Quo, Expansionary, Inflationary): Status Quo is the default. Expansionary throw more heat into the economy, increasing economic growth and instability. Deflationary policy causes an immediate mild recession, but reduces instability.

    Economic Mobilization: Affects the amount of IP converted to MP, which is used to supply and build units.
    • Civilian Economy: 5% of Factories are Military. +30% bonus from civilian stockpile.
    • Light Mobilization: 20% of Factories are Military. +10%
    • Partial Mobilization: 35% of Factories are Military. -10%
    • War Economy: 50% of Factories are Military. -20%
    • Total Mobilization: 65% of Factories are Military. -30%

    The basic economy in this game works on the provincial level. Every province has Wealth, representing general economic activity in the province. As Wealth rises, industry and commerce will grow, as will your tax income!

    Almost every action affects the trajectory of your local economies.

    As your economy grows, so will your tax revenue. If times of financial need, you can raise your tax level. As you can imagine, this isn't usually popular politically.

    You can also tax specific provinces. Taxes can be set negative.

    Taxes are collected in gold.

    You, the player, do not build factories. Whether you’re a free market capitalist economy or planned economy, the job of expanding industry and commerce is in the hands of planners, managers, capitalists, and people.

    Provincial wealth is the dominant factor in industrial growth.

    Factories produce IP. IP can be spent or banked. Banked IP increases economic growth in all provinces, especially industrial provinces.

    There are five technology lines: Land, Sea, Air, Industry, and Commerce.

    Land: Stronger Armies!
    Sea: Stronger Navies!
    Air: Stronger Air Navies!
    Industry: Industry!
    Commerce: Commerce!

    Technology advances based on your empire’s wealth and focuses. The wealthier your empire, the faster your tech advances. The further behind you are technologically, the faster you will catch up.

    You military consists of two branches: Army and Navy. In Shadow of the Fall, the military equipment used by the imperial powers isn’t all too dissimilar from the equipment used by their OTL 1910s counterparts, with the major point of difference being the proliferation of capable military airships.

    Building and Training Armies and Fleets
    In Shadow of the Fall, units are grouped together into Armies and Fleets. An Army is commanded by a General, while a Fleet is commanded by an Admiral. Every army or fleet must be commanded by a commander, and costs an Army or Navy Point to create and maintain each turn. A single general or admiral can command multiple armies or fleets, but their command bonus is reduced.

    Each unit has an MP Cost and Upkeep as well as Gold Cost and Upkeep.

    If you pay double the MP Cost, you do not have to pay the Gold Cost.

    MP Upkeep

    Every Army or Fleet is made up of units needing supplies. Supplies are delivered by the Logistic Force. How many supplies a force needs depends on its status and readiness.

    Armies have several
    1. Owned Core: Base
    2. Non-Core: +50%
    3. Overseas: +100%
    4. Hostile/Occupied Province: +150%
    5. Hostile/Occupied Overseas: +200%
    Example, the Levantine Republic invades Puerto Rico with an army requiring 10 MP a turn in upkeep. Puerto Rico would be overseas (not reachable by land from a controlled Levantine Core) and hostile (the Levantine Republic is invading). Therefore, the army requires 30 MP a turn in upkeep.

    Fleets have a few.
    1. Core Port: Base
    2. Non-Core Port: +50%
    3. Overseas Port: +50%

    Armies and Fleets can be assigned three levels of readiness.
    1. Standby: Ready to go, default.
    2. Low Readiness: -50% Upkeep, but halved strength.
    3. Zero Readiness: -100% Upkeep, halved strength, additional casualties in combat.
    Going up one readiness level costs half the force's current upkeep cost. You cannot increase readiness by more than one level a turn, but can reduce it by two levels at a whim.

    Example: The Zulu Empire conquers and pacifies Madagascar, a non-core province. The army on Madagascar is on standby. Because Madagascar is overseas, upkeep is increased by +100%. The Zulu Empire puts the army on zero readiness. This reduces upkeep to 100% of base cost (down from 150%), NOT down to 0%!

    The Logistic Force
    The Logistic Force is built and attached to an Army or Fleet. Each LF costs 5 MP and 25 Gold, requires 2.5 Gold upkeep, and can deliver 1 MP/turn in supplies.

    If an army's MP upkeep is 10, it needs 10 LF.

    If the supplies delivered to a force is smaller than needed, it will suffer attrition. If the supplies deliverable to a force is greater than the supplies/MP it needs, it will be able to heal damage in combat by draining your MP stockpile.

    Land Forces
    Each of these units represents a regiment's worth of men and equipment.

    Infantry, Headquarters, and Weapon Teams
    All of these cost 1 MP to build, 5 Gold to build, .1 MP/turn upkeep, and .5 gold/turn upkeep.

    Engineers [40 WT/0 TRAN]: Infantry units trained to overcome obstacles and fixed defenses. Represents 400 soldiers.

    Command Post [25/0]: Represents the tactical operation centers of the army and includes staff officers and assistants. Represents 100-125 staff.

    Draft Force [480/480]: A Draft Force is a large group of teamsters and draft animals dedicated to pulling around artillery. In general, an army with a draft force can pull 12 AAA, 15 Heavy Artillery, or 6 Light Artillery.

    Heavy Support Weapons [25/0]: Crew-served heavy support weapons, such as heavy machine guns. Represents ~75 heavy support weapons plus crew.

    Mortar Teams [100/0]: Mortar Teams provide very light artillery support. Represents ~100 mortar pieces plus crew.

    Cavalry [50/0]: Cavalry are riflemen mounted on horseback or camel. While seemingly old-fashioned, cavalry are still invaluable on harsh battlefields where the enemy is behind in military technology advances. Represents ~250 mounted riflemen.

    Infantry [40/0]: What more can be said? With little more than bolt action rifles, the humble infantrymen is the backbone of any ground force. Represents ~400 soldiers.

    Parafighters [35/0]: A parafighter regiment is a regiment meant to drop from airships (which are included in the cost of parafighters). Parafighters are remarkably valuable for their ability to secure objectives, but because airships are easy targets, it is important to deal with anti-aircraft weapons on the ground and in the air. Represents ~350 soldiers.

    Marines [35/0]: A marine regiment is an infantry unit designed to make amphibious landings, so won't suffer a massive reduction in combat efficiency when ordered to land on a hostile beach. Represents ~350 soldiers.

    Towed Heavy-Weapons
    All these units cost the same as the above.

    Antiaircraft Artillery [40/0]: AAA are weapons designed to deal with aircraft and airships. Represents ~10 AAA.

    Heavy Artillery [32/0]: Howitzers, average caliber of 105mm, with a variety of shells ranging from shrapnel to high-explosive. Heavy artillery is invaluable against entrenched defenders and for defending fortifications. Represents ~8 heavy artillery.

    Light Artillery [80/0]: Like heavy artillery, but smaller. Around 77mm. Sacrifices heavy firepower in favor of speed and volume. Represents ~40 light artillery.

    All these units cost the same as the above.

    Armored Cars [80/0]: Light, wheeled vehicles armed with machine guns and sometimes a cannon. Largely meant for reconnaissance. Represents ~20 armored cars.

    Heavy Trucks [320/320]: Heavy Trucks are an advanced form of Draft Teams. Not only can they tow equipment, but can Infantry and Command units as well.

    Light AAA [140/0]: An armored car with AAA instead of machine guns or a cannon. While Light AAA helps with dealing with pesky air knights, it is a surprisingly terrifying weapon when used on infantry or civilians. Represents ~35 light AAA.

    Armor [64/0]: These earlier variation of heavily-armed armored vehicles weigh between around 25 tons and move remarkably slowly. Represents ~8 armor.

    Air Units
    [MP Cost/Gold Cost/MP Upkeep/Gold Upkeep] (WT/Transport)

    Airships [1/5/.1/.5] (0/6]: With the rising tide of prop-engines, the airship is finding itself pushed out of is short-lived bombing career to a more lucrative intelligence career. Airships provide some of the same benefit as a command post and helps military command process and make use of battlefield information. Represents ~3 airships.

    Bombers [4/20/.4/2] (48/0): A bomber wing drops bombs on targets, which tend to be large and stationary such as trenches or cities. Represents ~3 bombers.

    Fighters [1/5/.1/.5] (24/0): Fighter wings are interceptors designed to deal with other planes. Represents ~3 fighters.

    Fighter-Bombers [2/10/.2/1] (24/0): Fighter-Bombers are a mix between fighters and bombers. They can deal more damage to targets than fighters, but can't fight fighters one on one at the same tech level. The bomb load they can carry is smaller than one a bomber can carry. However, a Fight-Bomber wing can deliver its payload more accurately. Represents ~3 fighter-bombers.

    Sea Units
    Battleship [250/1,250/25/125] (0/4): First of all, consider the cost of a battleship. Remarkable isn't it? A battleship is, above all else, a floating fortress. The heaviest weapons you can imagine are mounted on battleships and in a standup fight, nothing beats a battleship one-on-one but another battleship.

    Cruiser [163/815/16.3/81.5] (0/4): A cruiser deals with a problem rising powers have: battleships are too expensive for my purposes. In a standup fight, nothing can really beat a cruiser except maybe another cruiser, and definitely a battleship.

    Destroyers [6/30/.6/3] (0/2): A destroyer is a remarkable ship: remarkably weak against capital ships, but cheap enough to field in quantity. Can 41 destroyers defeat a battleship? The better question is how willing are you to test this.

    Fast Attack Boats [1/5/.1/1.5] (0/0): Unlike other naval vessels, these come in packs of three and are really only useful for coastal work. Fast Attack Boats are typically armed with torpedos.

    Monitor [1/5/.1/.5] (0/0): The Monitor is a coastal ship designed around assisting ground forces near the coast.

    Landing Craft [1/5/.1/.5] (0/8): Landing craft is designed to allow troops to rapidly disembark on hostile beaches. Landing forces onto beaches with landing craft is possible, but they'll suffer a penalty.

    Submarine [8/40/.8/4] (0/1): Submarines are stealthy predators armed with torpedos and deck guns. Beware the submarine.
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2017
  2. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

    Mar 31, 2008
    Loose Timeline in Progress

    1856: Maxamed Cabdille Xasan is born in Sa'Madeeq.
    1878: The Fall
    • Pope Pius IX dies shortly before The Fall.
    1878-1881: The Long Winter
    • Slavery is abolished in Brasil
    • A junta seizes power in Brasil
    • Spanish court flees to Barcelona
    • Revolution in Catalonia overthrows monarchy, capturing the royal family
    • A federation of Iberian states plus Gibraltar forms with a republican government
    • Exodus of British Royalty and Aristocracy to various parts of the Commonwealth, including Australia and New Zealand
    • The Australasian Empire, consisting of Australia, New Zealand and a handful of island possessions, is formed.
    • The Ottoman Empire collapses into a number of vilyaets, including the Danubian Vilyaet.
    • Refugees from Canada and the American Atlantic Seaboard flood into the Mississippi River Delta.
    • A significant number of freed blacks, runaway slaves, and British refugees flee from the Americas to Amaros settlements in West Africa.
    • 1.5 million British citizens immigrate to British India
    • Xasan assumes control of the Ogaden.
    • Ma Xinyi, a post-Qing warlord and former Qing lieutenant, seizes Peking.
    • Arthur, son of Queen Victoria, is crowned King and Maharaja of the Kingdom of Mysore.
    • A virulent strain of syphilis originating in Huancayo sweeps through parts of South America, devastating the already struggling Hispanic communities of the region.
    • The Kingdom of Transjordania rises to power in the fractured Middle East.
    • Cetshwayo of the Zulu Empire begins expanding his empire to absorb nearby British and Boer colonies.
    1882: Emperor Arthur of Mysore dies from stress. Patricia is crowned Empress, but dies one year later.
    1883: The House of Lords of Mysore is convened to crown a new monarch. John Fairfax is crowned King and Maharaja.
    • Louisiana declares itself independent. President McEnery declares all Louisiana Purchase territories as territory of the new country.
    • Bishops from France, Spain, and Portugal, paradoxically, flee to Ireland. The First Papal Society is established.
    1886: Bombay riots over racial discrimination by the European/White regional government. Maharaja Fairfax institutes a reprisal policy against the rioters, which critics argued had elements of ethnic liquidation.
    1888: Continued riots across the Bombay region highlight failures of Maharaja Fairfax's reprisal policy, forcing him to abdicate. The House of Lords elect Anne Harthrow as Queen and Maharani. Anne's first act is to lift restrictions on Indians attending universities, British parks, and other public venues.
    • The Danubian Vilyaet finishes conquering the Balkan peninsula, begins styling itself as a successor to the Ottoman Empire.
    • Xasan finishes conquest of the three Somalilands
    1892: Yogi Sai Prasad converts to Christianity and begins a church. The tenets of this church include yoga and meditation to find Jesus Christ.
    1896: The Six Miracles of Bombay are performed. Maharani Anne meets with Sai Prasad and gives his church an endowment to spread his teachings.
    1897: A secretive organization called the Bulgarian Freedom Front forms.

    • Ranavalona II is overthrown by anti-French elements in Madagascar.
    • Ranavalona III is installed to power by anti-French factions as a figurehead in Madagascar.
    • The Kingdom of Madagascar, under Ranavalona and the ruling anti-French clique, initiate a policy of ethnic liquidation against Protestants and Europeans in the country.
    Early-20th Century:
    • The Levantine Republic, the successor government to Spain, recovers Morocco temporarily.
    • Independent Cuba joins the Levantine Republic as a full member.
    • Mexico reconquers the American Southwest from warlords and the short-lived Californian Republic.
    Sometimes During the 20th Century:
    • The Ijebu Kingdom invades the proto-Amaros Republic. The invasion is repelled by better equipped Amaros/British forces.
    1901: Maharani Anne passes away. Chamarajendra Wadiyar petitions to become King, but the House of Lords rebuff him. A compromise between Whigs and Tories give rise to King and Maharaja Arthur II.
    • Xasan begins supporting the Oromo population in their independence movement.
    • Ma Xinyi conquers the provinces surrounding Peking and declares himself Emperor of China.
    1905: Italy is divided between the Union of Italy and Sicilian Republic in Sicily.
    1906: The Princely Rebellion in Mysore begins. restricted to only those of European descent.
    • Yangdi ascends to the throne in China.
    • A peace accord and power sharing is reached between the faction led by King Arthur and the princely faction led by Chamarajendra Wadiyar.
    1912: The 1910 Peace Accord breaks down in Mysore and rebellion breaks out once more.
    • The Oromo join Xasan's Empire.
    • Xasan convenes the Golaha Weyn, a great clan council. The empire becomes an elective monarchy, known as the Somali Dervish
    • Muslim refugees assist the Sicilian Republic in establishing a foothold in Italy.
    • British elites in Mysore surrender after the capture of Bangalore. King Arthur commits suicide.
    1916: The 1910 Peace Accord is reinstated, along with an agreement that Indian elites shall have the same rights afforded to British noble families. Chamarajendra Wadiyar is crowned, and Victoria Byron is elected to be his successor.
    1918: A political standoff erupts in Mysore over the budget. Several British-owned companies threaten to withdraw from India, causing a severe recession. The Maharaja is forced to accept British customs of restraint while the British establishment continues to combat institutionalized racism.
    • A second military coup overthrows the Second Republic of Brasil. The National Executive Council (CEN) takes control of the country, implementing massive internal reforms under the Estado Novo.
    • Xasan dies. Elections are inconclusive, but Bashiir Yusuuf takes power in Somalia.
    1922: The Long Indian Recession ends.
    1924: The Union is Italy, after years of war with the Sicilian Republic, is pushed into an area mostly north of Lazio.
    1926: victoria Byron is crowned Mahrani of Mysore upon the death of Wadiyar. The widow remarries, and stuns many when the person she remarries is an Indian man.
    1927: King Hoseo Picchuameb of Chumbivlcas conquered the city of Cuzco. The court is moved to Cuzco and a new Inca Empire is declared.
    • Several expeditions are sent out across the sea attempting to restore communication with the Pope of Rome. All expeditions fail, and a new Pope is declared in Cuzco.
    • Crop failures rock Louisiana, precipitating an economic crisis.
    1932: Pope Pius X declares he and the cardinals of the First Papal Society would return to Italy.
    1934: Papal forces, consisting largely of zealous pirates and Moroccan mercenaries, lands near Rome, sparking an uprising in the city. The Italian war is largely ended with Sicilian-Roman unification.
    • Yusuuf begins a campaign of conquest into Ethiopia.
    • Democratic Socialist Party of Louisiana leader Daniel Edwards is elected to the Louisiana Senate.
    • The Mexican Civil War breaks out.
    1939: The Mexican Civil War ends. Empress Maria Josepha Sophia de Iturbide is installed as a puppet by conservatives. Several Mexican provinces seceded during the war.
    • Pope Pius X is canonized for miracles performed in the early days of the United Dioceses of Italy.
    • Maharani Victoria of Mysore retires and maneuvers her second cousin Edward Talbot to become Maharaja. He too takes an Indian spouse. His ascension to the throne marks the beginning of the Edwardian Age of Mysore.
    1944: Senator Daniel Edwards is elected President of Louisiana. Wide-spread accusations of voter frauds are dismissed by the government.
    • Former General Gervásio Guilherme Melo is elected President of Brasil. Melo ushers in a wave of social and economic liberalization reforms, rolling back many of the reforms of the last thirty years.
    • Upon the death of Yusuuf, the Somali Dervish collapses into the Dhismashda, a thirty year period of anarchy.
    1950s: Military officers operating under the orders of the CEN launch a coup. The plotters fail to capture General Melo, who rallies a massive number of members of the middle and lower classes in a protest. The coup falters and fails.
    1951: Edward I Talbot of Mysore dies. His wife, Tripura Sundari Ammani becomes the kingdom's regent.
    1953: Taizong ascends to the throne in 1953 in China.
    1956: The Emperor grants a constitution allowing for free elections in China. The Liberal Democratic Party dominates government during this period.
    • Industrialists and privileged elites begin funding the New Imperial Movement in Brasil.
    • Picchuameb dies in his sleep. Alluchi Picchuameb becomes the second Sapa Inca.
    1960: The Golaha Dadka is established in the Undivided Anarchist Collective of Somalia.
    1962: Tripura enacts the Voting Rights Act of 1962 in Mysore, lifting all racial restrictions against Indian men and women on voting.
    1966: The caste system is, officially, dismantled in Mysore. All non-nobility are place into a new "commoner" caste.
    1968: The UDI establishes formal diplomatic relations with the Levantine Republic, Great Bulgaria, and several other states.
    1971: Rising rebellion in dissent leads to massive reform in Mexico, including implementation of a federal system and democracy.
    1972: The Conservative Revolution begins in China. Despite the name, the Conservatives will implement greater liberalization programs between 1972 and 1991, and 1995 to 2001.
    • The Roman Catholic Church reaches out to the Incan Catholic Church, but there is no success in mending the schism.
    • First Indian is elected Prime Minister of Mysore.
    1976: Empress Maria Iturbide dies. Her grandson, Maximilian II Iturbide-Goetzen, ascends to the throne in Mexico.
    1978: The Maharani of Mysore grants nobility status to commoners who reach and maintain a certain amount of wealth.
    1980: The Dhimashda in Somalia ends with the establishment of a cooperative democratic government. The MFDS (Federal Confederation of the Somali People) is formed.
    1981: Emperor Gaozu ascends to the throne in China.
    1984: The New Imperial Party gains a majority in the 1984 Parliament. Túlio Simão Santos is elected Brasil's emperor.
    1991: The Maharani of Mysore passes away and is succeeded by Maharani Elizabeth Lowell.
    1993: Maharani Elizabeth defends Aceh from a Sumatran warlord and briefly occupies parts of the island before withdrawing.
    1996: DSP-L candidate Louis Jones is re-elected for a second term of office in Louisiana on a platform of extensive cuts in military spending and expansion of social programs.
    1997: Army officers in Louisiana stage a successful coup against President Louis Jones. Martial law is declared and General Marie Blanchard is inaugurated as President. A new constitution is drafted and adopted which abolishes congress, concentrating power into the hands of Blanchard and the military.
    2001: Luis I Iturbide-Goetzen ascends to the throne in Mexico.
    2010: Emperor Gaozong ascends to the throne in China.
    2012: Maharaja Chamarajendra Wadiyar XI ascends the throne.
    • Emperor Tulio abdicates the Brazilian throne.
    • The Maharaja dies in a freak accident. The House of Lords select his brother to become the new Maharaja, Chamarajendra Wadiyar XII.
    2014: Empress Jovita ascends to the throne in Brazil.
    2018: Tanqui Picchuameb inherits the Incan throne in 2018.
    2021: An attempted coup by Tanqul Picchuameb's brother is defeated.
    2022: Maharaja Chamarajendra Wadiyar XII dies. The House of Lords of Mysore elects Alice Berkeley as the next Maharani.
    2024: Huang Jintato becomes Prime Minister of the Empire of China.
    2025: Today

    Rule Amendments


    Countries can borrow gold from financial centers. The interest paid on this gold varies from commercial center to center. The base rate is 6%.

    Interest payments are paid automatically. You do not need to ever pay back the principal.

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  3. Nuka-sama

    Nuka-sama See ya! It has been a fun decade!

    Jan 27, 2006

    Kingdom of Mysore
    Government: Elected Monarchy

    The Government of the Empire is centered around the Maharaja or Maharani (High King or High Queen). The monarch has significant powers stemming from the early days of the crisis requiring a firm hand to guide the nation, and exercises significant executive powers, as well as heavy influence over the judicial branch of government. There does exist an independent legislature, but Parliament does require the monarch's assent to appoint its Prime Minister (though in practice this is rarely denied).

    The monarch reigns for life or until abdication, and when the throne is vacant, the House of Lords assembles to select a new Maharaja or Maharani. This election was an important concession to the nobles and industrialists as to ensure that no monarch would be able to disenfranchise them. While in the early years of Mysore the throne would pass solely to those of European descent, the Princely rebellion of 1906 nearly brought down the entire state and the British ruling class finally acceded to local demands for more sharing of power. In 1916, Chamarajendra Wadiyar was elected Maharaja of Mysore, while Parliament gained some significant legislative powers it holds to this day.

    Chamarajendra Wadiyar X

    In modern times, both men and women are considered equally for the throne, as are Indians, Englishmen, and those of mixed race. When selecting a monarch, the House of Lords accounts for a variety of factors. They try to strike a balance of switching off between Indian and European candidates, selects for high levels of competency, and individual lords will consider their own familial interests and obligations. After the death of Chamarajendra Wadiyar XII in 2022, the House of Lords selected Alice Berkeley to be the sovereign, giving her the title of Maharani. Her regnal name is then Alice Rani Berkeley. Before becoming sovereign, Alice was an accomplished economist and stock trader, nearly tripling her fortune with some successful investments in air travel.

    Alice Rani Berkeley

    Religion: Mysore follows the Anglican Church of Bombay for its religious teachings. In the early days of Mysore, the Christian religion had few adherents outside of the British ruling class. However, in 1890's, a particularly gifted yogi known as Sai Prasad began implementing Jesus Christ into his yoga and received what he declared a grand revelation. It was he who brought Christianity to the masses, and the city of Bombay became the site of miracles. Adherents would perform yoga and meditate to find spiritual enlightenment in the arms of Jesus Christ. Following the Princely Rebellion and the closer intermingling of European and Indian middle class and elite families, the cultural exchange picked up, and by the 1940's most Anglican churches were filled with both Indians and Europeans, praying in the pews and then moving to meditation and yoga. The Archbishop of Bombay is the head religious authority in Mysore and is subservient to the Maharaja or Maharani. Freedom of religion is tolerated though in Mysore though a vast majority of the population is Anglican.

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    Technologies: Commerce/Industry/Navy/Air/Army
    Army: 2 inf, 1 cav, 2 art.
    Navy: 1 Battleship, 1 Cruiser, 2 Destroyer, 1 Amphibious
    Airforce: 3 Supremacy, 2 Tac.
    Core Provinces: Mysore, Bombay, Madras, Deccan
    Reach Provinces: Orissa, Aceh, Ceylon
    Far Reach Provinces: Banteem, Muscat, Riau, Bencoleen, Singapore, Malaysia

    Timeline of the Kingdom of Mysore:

    1878: 1.5 million British citizens immigrate to the British India
    1880: One of Queen Victoria's sons, Arthur, is crowned King and Maharaja, taking the title in an effort to appeal to the Indian princes under his rule.
    1882: Arthur dies from related stresses of the incident. His daughter Patricia becomes Queen and Maharani but passes away later that year.
    1883: House of Lords is convened to select a new monarch after five other members of the Royal Family decline the post. The Indian Raja of Mysore lobbies to become the new Maharaja of the entire Kingdom but fails to rally the support of the British lords for the proposal. Instead, they select John Fairfax to become the new King and Maharaja.
    1886: Bombay riots over racial issues. Maharaja John institutes a policy of reprisal.
    1888: Continued riots cause John to abdicate. The House of Lords select Anne Harthrow as Queen and Maharani. Anne immediately drops restrictions on Indians attending university, British parks, and other such institutions.
    1892: The Yogi Sai Prasad converts to Christianity and begins his church of yoga and meditation to find Jesus Christ.
    1896: The six miracles of Bombay are performed, and Maharani Anne meets with Sai Prasad. She endorses his efforts and gives him an endowment to spread his teachings to the Indian people.
    1901: Anne passes away. Chamarajendra Wadiyar lobbies to become King but the House of Lords rebuffs him. A compromise between the Whigs and the Tories gives rise to King and Maharaja Arthur II.
    1906: The Princely rebellion begins.
    1907: The Princely rebellion captures Bombay
    1910: A peace accord is reached where Arthur and Chamarajendra Wadiyar agree to share power. However tension between the two men quickly surfaces.
    1912: Peace accord breaks down and rebellion resumes.
    1915: British elites surrender after the capture of Bangladore. Arthur commits suicide.
    1916: Peace accord reinstated where it is agreed that Indian noble families shall have the same rights accorded to British noble families. Chamarajendra Wadiyar is crowned and Victoria Byron, the intended next Queen of Mysore, symbolically bows down before him as her sovereign.
    1918: An intense standoff over budget control and a threatened withdrawal from India by British owned companies causes a major recession in Mysore. The Maharaja begins to accept the British tradition of some constitutional checks while the British establishment continues working to combat its own internalized racism.
    1922: Recession ends as open tensions between Indians and British more or less subside.
    1926: The widowed Victoria Byron is crowned Maharani after the death of Chamarajendra Wadiyar. She stuns many when she remarries to an Indian man.
    1940: Maharani Victoria retires and maneuvers her second cousin Edward Talbot to become Maharaja. He takes an Indian woman as his wife named Tripura Sundari Ammani. This starts the Edwardian Age, which is noted by the coming of power by a generation much more intertwined with the Indian nobles than the previous generation.
    1951: Edward I dies and his wife becomes the Maharani regent, reigning solely for forty long years.
    1962: Maharani Tripura enacts the Voting Rights Act giving the vote to all Indian men and women (in addition to the British who already had it)
    1966: Maharani Tripura ends the Caste system and reforms all non nobles into the "Commoner" Caste.
    1973: First Indian elected Prime Minister of Mysore
    1978: The Maharani grants nobility to commoners who reach and maintain a certain wealth threshold.
    1991: The Maharani passes away and is succeeded by Maharani Elizabeth Lowell.
    1993: Maharani Elizabeth successfully defends Aceh from a Sumatran warlord and briefly occupies a part of the island before withdrawing.
    2012: Maharaja Chamarajendra Wadiyar XI ascends the throne
    2013: The Maharaja dies in a freak accident and the House of Lords select his brother to become the new Maharaja, Chamarajendra Wadiyar XII
    2022: Alice Berkeley becomes Maharani after the death of Chamarajendra Wadiyar XII​
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  4. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

    Mar 31, 2008
    No problem; that is fine.

    Edit: You start with three core provinces + the capital, not just two cores + capital.
  5. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

    Mar 31, 2008
    Rolled for Mysore. Mysore gets their three cores + three reach provinces.
  6. christopher_sni

    christopher_sni Prince

    Jun 14, 2015
    Fort Worth, TX
    Second Empire of Brasil
    Constitutional monarchy
    Core Provinces:Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Parana
    Reach Provinces:Uruguay, Minas Gerais, Pernambuco
    Frontier Provinces:Belem, Para, Mato, Grosso, Paraguay, Entre Rios, Amazonas
    Focus Techs:Commerce/Industry/Army/Air Force/Navy
    Army Doctrine: 2 Infantry, 2 Cavalry, 1 Artillery
    Naval Doctrine: 1 Destroyer, 1 Monitor, 2 Submarine, 1 Amphibious
    Air Navy Doctrine: 1 Air Supremacy, 2 Tactical Support, 1 Strategic Support

    The First Empire of Brasil would not survive The Fall. A weary Emperor who no longer cared for the throne, an heir who had no desire to assume the crown, an increasingly discontented ruling class who were dismissive of the Imperial role in national affairs: all these factors presaged the monarchy's impending doom. The Fall would be the final blow. The abolition of slavery and a new military government would help the new republic survive the winter but eventually it too would fall into corruption and economic mismanagement. A second military coup in 1920 would replace the government with a new National Executive Council (CEN) leading to massive internal reforms under the Estado Novo.

    By 1950, former military General Gervásio Guilherme Melo would be elected President and would liberalize much of the social and economic restrictions of the Estado Novo era. An attempted coup by the CEN led to massive protests by the middle and lower classes and the retention of the reforms. Many industrialists and members of the upper classes began to fund a New Imperial Movement (NMI) to foster a sense of national identity and end the political conflicts. The New Imperial Party (PNI) would gain the majority of Parliament in 1984 and select Túlio Simão Santos as the new Emperor.

    The Constitution of Brazil provides for three independent governing branches: executive, legislative, and judicial. Although the constitution has undergone several revisions in the last century, the most recent in 1988, it has always retained this division of governmental powers.

    Voting in Brazil today is universal and compulsory for all literate citizens from eighteen to seventy years of age and optional for those who cannot read and write.

    Assembleia Geral (General Assembly)
    Chamber of Deputies (Câmara dos Deputados) - 32 members. 8 seats per province. Representatives are elected every four years in local races and the majority party determines who is President

    Imperial Senate - 12 members which are elected for a lifetime term, candidates have to be at least 40 years old and have an annual income of 800,000 Reais.

    AG Breakdown
    New Imperial Party (PNI): 13 Seats Assembly/5 Senate Centrism, Conservatism, Nationalism

    Democratic Party (DEM): 10 Seats Assembly/4 Senate Economic liberalism, Liberal conservatism, Christian democracy, Federalism

    Popular Labour Party (PTP): 9 Seats Assembly/3 Senate Labour movement, Populism, Progressivism

    Classes and Castes
    The "social question," as Brasilians call the divide between rich and poor, has characterized the nation since colonial times. With industrialization and urbanization during the twentieth century, however, the growth of the Brasilian middle class has made this simple division more complex. Brazilians are preoccupied with class distinctions and are quick to size up the social distance that exists between themselves and others they meet. Yardsticks of such distance are general appearance and the "correctness" of a person's speech. The degree to which an individual's vocabulary and grammar is considered "educated" is used as a measure of schooling and, hence, social class. And this, in turn, establishes patterns of deference and authority between two individuals should they belong to different social strata. When such patterns are ignored, the "elite" persons may harshly demand of their "lessers," "Do you know whom you're talking to?"—a ritualized response when someone of higher status is not accorded due deference by someone lower on the social scale.

    Religious Beliefs
    Brasil is one of the largest Catholic country in the world even though the percentage of Brasilians who belong to the Catholic Church has declined in recent years. Today about 73 percent of Brazilians identify themselves as Catholic but an unknown number are Catholics by tradition, not by faith.

    Although church and state are separate in Brasil and, by law, there is freedom of religious belief and expression, a close relationship exists between the Catholic Church and the state. Major Catholic holidays are public holidays and a priest (or bishop) always presides at the inauguration of public buildings. Also, church-based welfare and educational institutions, such as religious seminaries, receive financial support from the federal government. At various times in Brasilian history the Catholic Church has either strongly endorsed the state or vigorously challenged the status quo, as in the case of liberation theology, a late-twentieth century movement that provided religious justification for questioning the yawning gap between haves and have-nots in Brazil.

    Catholicism varies somewhat in rural and urban settings. What has been called "folk Catholicism," which includes beliefs and practices long abandoned in cities, is observed by people in the interior of the country. Such popular Catholicism survives in pilgrimage centers in the backlands which attract thousands of Brasilians, often from great distances. The faithful take vows to make a pilgrimage to honor the saint who fulfills their request—recovery from illness or getting a job are examples. Sometimes the grateful supplicant offers the saint a carved likeness of the body part that has been cured.

    Brazilian Catholicism has always coexisted— generally in relative harmony—with other religions including those of the nation's indigenous people, African religions brought to Brazil by slaves, European spiritism, and various Protestant denominations.

    Read more:http://www.everyculture.com/Bo-Co/Brazil.html#ixzz4MshhV5VT
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2016
  7. JohannaK

    JohannaK Heroically Clueless

    Oct 13, 2011
    Heart of Etheria

    Levantine Republic

    Core Provinces: Catalonia, Andalusia, Gibraltar, Cuba
    Reach provinces: Morocco, Río de Oro, Canary Islands
    Far Reach provinces: Haiti, Puerto Rico, Castile, Malta, Sicily, Corsica

    Focus Techs: [Com/Ind/Navy/Army/Air]

    Army Doctrine: 3I, 1C, 1A
    Naval Doctrine: 1BB, 1CL 2DD, 1SS
    Air Navy Doctrine: 3 AS, 1 TS, 1 SS

    Government: Federal Republic.

    The Constitution gives the regions substantial powers of self-government, but states that all powers not explicitly granted to them are competence of the federal government. Said government resides the Victory Park of Barcelona, where the Parliament and Supreme Court buildings were erected along with the memorials to the Wars of Unification (the three Punitive Wars and the Cuban War of Liberation). The President of the Republic lives at the Lieutenant's Palace, a modern annex to the medieval and cold former Royal Palace, which is mostly used for ceremonies and such.

    The political system is semi-presidential, in which there the highest political figure is the President, who is directly elected in a run-off election and heads the cabinet. The Prime Minister is chosen by the Parliament on the Senate's initiative, and his primary role is to actually coordinate the cabinet's actions on their day-to-day activities, defend the government's actions in Parliament and act as President if the President is incapacitated. If the President dies, the PM assumes the office and Parliament can either elect a new PM or move for a special election.

    The main parties of the Republic are the Socialist Democrats, the Federal Democrats, the Regional League, the Republican Unionists, the Social Republicans, and the Liberals. The Socialist Democratic Party was created by German immigrants and proved successful. Although traditionally anarchist, many working-class Levantines turned to them. Eventually, though, they were mostly co-opted by the Socialist Republicans in the 1970s. They almost disappeared for a while, but have come back as a populist left party. The Federal Democrats are a splinter of the Federal Democratic Republican Party of Figueras and Pi i Margall, never in power but often decisive in steering Parliament. Their centrist policies has allowed them to elect several PMs in spite of having never won an election. The Regionalists were the early-days conservatives. Although largely extinct in their original Catalan powerbases they typically dominate the cycles in Andalucían politics due to their strong opposition to federal encrochment. The Republican Unionists are also conservatives, but favour more centralisation. They appeared in the 40s during the fall of the Regionalists. The Social Republicans appeared in the late 1960s, heirs to the Socialist Marxist Party that incorporated former anarchists and SocDem dissidents. Formerly a niche party, the Social Republicans took over the progressive narrative of the SocDems and displaced them considerably, to the point of pushing them entirely out of Congress in the Special Election of 1983, which saw the first Social Republican President. The Liberals are the latest party, although basically they are the umpteenth rebranding of the politically ever-shifting Federal Democrat Republicans. Created in response to the Social Republican surge of 1983, they took over the handful seats the FDR had in 1985 before achieving victory in Valencia, Gibraltar, and Murcia in 1990. Although they're not very powerful at the federal level, they dictate policy at regional level.​

    Society: Extremely diverse.

    Although Catalonia was the birthplace of the Republic and Catalan culture was the most dominant for decades, the Levantine Republic has come to contain and embrace many different communities. Besides the aforementioned Catalan, Andalucían and Cuban cultures are at the core of the Republic. Adding to the complexity of these three, the large masses of central European immigrants changed the peninsular cultures considerably, as did the influx of Americans change Cuban culture.

    Formerly an almost exclusively Catholic country, Protestant Christianity has become prominent due to the aforementioned immigrants. This and increased trade with African nations on an equal footing became the grounds for the strong secularism of Levantine public life, although most people are actively Christian. Protestantism was the longest lasting cultural element that singularised the large German communities of Catalonia, Valencia, and to a lesser degree Aragon, but increasingly more the line is blurred.

    Ethnically, of course, the massive after-fall migrations made the Iberian Levant a hodge-podge of European nationalities, and the addition of Cuba brought race politics to the forefront. Black and Mestizos being the overwhelming majority of Cuba while almost non-existent in Iberia meant that many of the Cuban delegates to the federal parliament in the 30s met with overt racism in a series of incidents which threatened to split the Republic. Although the Republic considers itself a paragon of tolerance and integration, boasting of several German Presidents and PMs, some Mestizos and even a handful Black cabinet members, the problem remains. Legal measures outlaw discrimination on the basis of race, but the almost complete absence of non-whites in inner Iberian Levant means that those attitudes resurface regularly.​


    • The Fall. Only four years after his restoration to the throne, Alfonso XII flees Madrid for Barcelona. Transatlantic trade and communications cease as navigation becomes endangered by tsunamis and telegraph stations at the ends of the transatlantic wires leave for the south.

    • The Long Winter. As many in Iberia flee east to the Mediterranean coast, so do Germans, Britons and Frenchmen arrive in droves. While many are only in transit, fleeing for the colonies, and many more will settle elsewhere across the Mediterranean, there is an influx of educated men and technicians who will stay, helping to rebuild Catalan light industry and kickstarting an armaments industry after the Long Winter ends. Locals and foreigners alike die by the millions. Still the massive amounts of refugees result in net population growth.

    • With greatly increased leverage over the administration due to the effective loss of Castile to waste and rampant banditry when not outright feudalism, Catalan political elites demand from the king that Catalan be made an official language, and that the government pursue policies more aligned with Catalan interests. Many of the emigrated Madrid elite see these demands as out of touch with the times, and refuse to act. As more arrive come from the west and north, the resources of the country are strained, and 12 years after the revolution of 1868, the Bourbons are ousted again. Nobody wants to take responsibility of the helpless situation, and after a year of searching for a new monarch, the Catalan Republic is established. The king is arrested by the new authorities, and will remain under house arrest until his death. Estanislau Figueras, formerly the first President of the Spanish Republic in 1873, becomes the first President of the Catalan Republic. His task is to govern the Republic as a constitution is drafted. A majority of monarchic parliamentarians disagree and flee for Valencia or Andalusia. Valencia will become a Republic on the same year, while in Andalusia a civil war starts between liberals and royalists.

    • The Spanish Transatlantic Company moves its headquarters to Barcelona and sees its fleet sheared in half. Both halves of the company will prosper individually through the Long Winter as they hire out to foreign governments, corporations, and private citizens to evacuate assets and personnel. A presumably apocryphal story says that a steamboat of the company evacuated some of the Bank of England’s gold reserves, but was lost at sea.

    • Spanish colonial government in Puerto Rico is toppled in a matter of months. In Cuba, a flood of Dominican, Puerto Rican, Lesser Antillean and American refugees (mostly black), upset the increasingly unstable balance of the colonial administration on the island. An independence war breaks out with Americans supporting both sides, although mostly on the independence camp. As Americans successfully co-opt the independence movement and famine spreads, the war loses steam and fighting inconclusively comes to an end. Hundreds of thousands die, especially the poorer immigrants, but also many slaves. Perhaps the sole positive result of the war, the abolition of slavery is finally enforced, and many plantations are reconverted into subsistence crops.

    • The Transatlantic Company successfully launches its first transoceanic voyage in three years. Cuba is reached and semi-regular routes between Barcelona and Havana are set up. The colonial administration of the island refuses to acknowledge Republican authority, as the royalist faction gains an upper hand in Andalucía and Castile devolves into feudal conditions. President Figueras dies and is succeeded by his longtime friend Francesc Pi i Margall, who had also succeeded him to the Spanish Presidency. The couple will pass into popular culture as the Four Presidents.

    • End of the Andalucían Civil War. The Royalist faction wins, imposing the Duke of Sesto as Regent in place of Alfonso XII. The self-styled Royal Dominion of Andalucía demands Alfonso be liberated by Catalan authorities who, fearing an irredentist faction who will attempt to destroy the new Republic, refuse. Sesto lays siege to Gibraltar. Helpless, the Rock falls before a month has passed. The Republic establishes the first caravan treaty with a Basque lord for their iron. This is the first of many similar agreements with petty kings and local lords for resources which will allow the reestablishment of light industries before international trade resumes. The same year, a gunsmithing workshop created by an emigrated German engineer wins a contract to arm the Republican army. The new rifles will be the first cartridge firearms to enter service in Spain.

    • The First Punitive War kicks off. After a wave of mass conscription, the Royal Dominion invades the Republic. Although at the start of hostilities only few formations are equipped with the Mauser F82, Andalucían logistical difficulties and strategic blunders allow Republican forces to gain the upper hand in localised engagements, but sheer numbers allow the Royalists to plow through and reach the city of Tortosa on the Ebro River. In their assault, however, Andalucían troops suffer numerous losses. As the city is reinforced from the other side of the river and most units are now armed with the F82s, a sortie routs the royalist force, and a series of marches cut off another Royalist force traveling north along the river. The year-long Ebro Campaign, although off to a great success, had failed catastrophically in the end. The routed army of Sesto in Tortosa would perform a retreating fight for the next 16 months while the secondary army under Pavía (who put an end to the democratic Spanish Republic) could only avoid destruction by travelling back through wasteland. The loss of all its horses, artillery, 80% of manpower, and 2/3 of all officers (including Pavía, who succumbed to dysentery en route) was a blow the Royalists wouldn’t recover from. In March 1885, after being forced out of Dènia, Sesto signed a peace that ceded the Canton of Murcia to the Republic.

    • Former US President Ulysses S. Grant dies in Barcelona awaiting for passage to Cuba. Stranded during his world tour due to the Fall, Grant spent the last few months of his life in the capital of the new Republic, seeking to return to America. He is given a state funeral, and a crowd gathers larger than had grieved for President Figueras. By the turn of the century, a monument will be built to Grant in Victory Park, besides monuments and graves to the Punitive Wars and the founders of the Republic.

    • With the addition of Murcia and the approval of the first draft of a Constitution by the National Assembly, the Republic formally adopts the name of Federal Republic of the Levantine Peoples. The Constitution re-establishes the Generalitat as the regional governments, the Corts as the regional legislatures, and establishes detailed separation between federal and regional powers. Also codified in the Constitution is the federal government and the election system, with constituencies electing a representative to Congress and a nationwide election determining the Senate. The President is elected on a run-off vote. The first elections of the Levantine Republic turn out a victory for the Center Republican Party of Valentí Almirall, who becomes PM, and re-elects Federal Democratic Republican Pi i Margall to the Presidency.

    • The colonial administration of Cuba, following on the footsteps of Andalucía, declares independence from both Republic and Dominion as the Protectorate of Cuba. Arsenio Martínez Campos, who restored the monarchy in 1874 and was governor at the time of the Fall, proclaims himself Lord Protector of Cuba and the West Indies. This reignites the latent civil conflict in the island, and the first shipments arrive at Santiago and Havana with aid and materiel for the administration and the revolted, respectively.

    • The Federal Courts pass a bill to fund the construction of a modern navy. The first two torpedo gunboats were laid down the same year. The Royal Dominion launches its first frigate at San Fernando, with an ironclad being laid down by the end of the year. The Royal Dominion also sends some troops to Cuba. In the island, colonial administration advances are undermined by simmering unrest behind the lines. The ragtag coalition of mestizo elites, former slaves, and American refugees starts receiving F82s and holds out in the Siege of Cienfuegos, which will last until the end of the war.

    • Alfonso XII dies of tuberculosis somewhere in the Pyrenees. He dies childless.

    • An armoured cruiser is laid down in Cartagena. As the torpedo gunboats are launched, construction begins on a third as well as on an ironclad. In San Fernando, construction starts on two ironclads and two frigates. Across the border in former France, the Catalan-speaking people of Rosselló ask the Republic for protection as bandits from the wasteland raid the southern haven. In light of this military commitment, the Royal frigate Bazán starts harassing Catalan shipments to Cuba. Insurgents in the island managed to break a sector of the siege at Cienfuegos, but the gap is sealed. At the end of the year, the royal cabinet announces its closing off the straits to Levantine shipping, sparking the Second Punitive War.

    • The Second Punitive War starts as the Royal Dominion tries to gain the upper hand in Cuba. Noticing Republican commitments across the Pyrenees and naval inferiority, the Andalucían government attempts to isolate the Levantine from events in Cuba. The closure of the Straits is immediately followed by an ultimatum from the Republic to back down, to which the Dominion answers by crossing the border in force. Cartagena is the objective. Although the official pretext of the war is to recover the corpse of the King to be buried with honours, the war is motivated by the events in Cuba as much as by the chance to deny the Republic of its new ships and shipyards. However, conflict had been brewing even as the First Punitive War ended, and the Republic maintained a strong presence in the south. The Royals smash against prepared defences to no avail in the battle of Águilas, but then stop the counteroffensive at Tabernas. Reinforcements arrive on both sides, and although the Royals have superiority in the Almería sector, the Republican reinforcements outflank them via the Guadix road. Charge after charge on the Republicans beats into the royal lines to stall their retreat on the Almería road. Their hope it to mount up a defence on the Motril-Granada axis, but it is too late. Granada has been taken. Although the Royal army attempts to fight back, the Republican manoeuvres push them back to Málaga. The road to Sevilla lays open, and the Second Punitive War ends after four months with the cession of Gibraltar to the Republic, as well as the destruction of all ships laid down in San Fernando and the cession of the Frigate Bazán.

    • After the death of the king, and failing to produce an heir, the throne of Spain and the Bourbon dynasty are declared extinct. José Osorio, Marquiss of Alcañices and Duke of Sesto, Lord Regent, is proclaimed new King of Andalucía by the royalist parliament. He takes the name of Ferdinand VIII, inaugurating the House of Osorio. Andalucía also begins a army modernisation program.

    • Rosselló and Gibraltar are formally inducted into the Republic after choosing between statehood or protectorate status. The torpedo gunboats Deslaur and Cresques are commissioned along the Bazán. They prove to be barely operational at the designed specifications, and crews are inexperienced. Nevertheless, they are sent to aid the Cubans in their revolt. Cuban rebels manage to advance and encircle completely the besiegers at Cienfuegos, and a siege of the siege lasts for four days. Cienfuegos has been relieved, and the rebels are in their way to Havana.

    • The Federal Naval Academy is established in Cartagena, as is the Naval Design Bureau. The third torpedo gunboat, modified, is launched. End of the war in Cuba as the rebels take Havana. The last units of the colonial army flee to the west, where they will resist throughout the year as they are evacuated to the friendly regime in Andalucía.

    • Federal elections: Valentí Almirall is elected President on a hawkish platform, and his party holds enough of a plurality to require little support. The torpedo gunboat Prim is commissioned, performing better than its sisters. The armoured cruiser and ironclad are launched behind schedule as designs are revised. A Cuban National Government forms, declaring independence (for the second time), and demanding to Andalucía the repatriation of the colonial military leaders and slavers. The Republic backs this demand, and the Andalucian refusal led to the Third Punitive War.

    • The Third Punitive War was to be the last. Almirall’s Radical Republican party believed that Andalucía would always be a threat to the Republic. Many in the south shared this belief and it is on their strength that he reached the Presidency. Backing up Cuba both solidified a vital alliance and gave him a pretext for war. Although Republican troops advanced confidently, the war devolved into a stalemate after two months of operations. The capture of Almería and the Siege of Gibraltar would define the first year of war. During the war is also when Cuba and the Republic came closer. Halfway into the war, the Treaty of Association and Cooperation was signed by which the Republic would provide aid for the devastated island and repatriate the wanted criminals, in exchange for Cuban support to the Levantine efforts in the war. The amount and role of these troops has never been clear. Many were integrated into Republican formations, but there are many units which supposedly fought of which we have no records. In the end, the Republic prevailed at a great loss of life. Andalucía was forcibly incorporated as a protectorate, with a republican government and nominal independence, but always under Republican oversight. Half of the men Cuba wanted back were dead, but the living were sent back to the island, where most of them were found guilty of capital crimes and punished to death.

    • The ironclad Hercules and the protected cruiser Jaume I are commissioned. They perform within acceptable parameters, and take part in the famous Cádiz Raid which put the San Fernando shipyards out of use for two years. Another ironclad and another protected cruiser are laid down, as is the fourth Prim-class gunboat once the second and third are launched.

    • Capture of Granada by Republican forces. A young colonel Francesc Macià, of the engineer corps, distinguishes himself after taking command of a company whose CO had been shot down.

    • The Republican fleet now includes two torpedo gunboats, five Prim-class gunboats, two Hercules-class, a Jaume I-class, and another one awaiting commission. Republican forces finally reach Gibraltar by land. The defenders hail their arrival.

    • Fall of Sevilla. Fall of Cádiz. Unconditional surrender at Huelva. The first military submarine of the Republic is launched in Menorca, borrowing heavily from pioneer Narcís Monturiol. Tests go well but it is deemed unnecessary and no more of the class will be built, although research on it will continue. Across the years, modernised prototypes will be tested under the same secrecy.

    • Federal elections: Almirall is elected to a second term, and the Radical Republicans attain a majority in a coalition with the Federal Republicans.

    • Time of frenetic diplomacy and mercantile activity. The Almirall government will intensify trading caravan agreements with peninsular and even Gascony polities, and will establish commercial missions from Tunis to El Aaiún and the Canary Islands. These are also times of hubris. Tentative expeditions into the islands or the former colony of Río de Oro are rebuffed. In 1898, trade caravans suddenly stop. The wild country becomes truly dangerous, and though the signs were there for all to see, nobody saw it coming. A series of coordinated raids along the Ebro, or south into Andalucía. Almirall was fast to deploy troops, and a campaign was launched that ended them. Somehow all the petty lords had managed to come together to harass civilization, and civilization did strike back. An ambitious colonisation project was set up to reclaim Castile.

    • Third Almirall legislature, with his coalition retaining a slim majority. The colonisation scheme proves a failure. The land of Castile is ruined, and everything is hostile. The project becomes a money sink that the cabinet has to pull out of. Public backlash is considerable.
    • Development starts in Barcelona of Victory Park on the site of the old Bourbon Citadel. It will contain a series of memorials to the different wars, as well as to President Figueras and to US Presdent Ulysses S Grant, but the grandest piece of the project will be the new Parliament building. The former Arsenal, later residence of the king before his deposition, has housed Parliament for the last twenty years but is painfully small.
    • For the first time Almirall loses the first round of the election. Although he is expected to win the run-off against a Moderate Party leader Enric Prat de la Riba, he withdraws on health issues. He dies the next year. The Radical-Federal Coalition retains a plurality and elects former colonel Francesc Macià as PM.
    • Closer tie relations are sought with the former colonies in northern Morocco, where many emigrés both Spanish and from Europe are welcoming the prospects of a European sovereignty, locals much less so.
    • Cuba and Louisiana enter a trade war, for reasons never clearly stated. The conflict is short as Cuban indefension is soon made clear., and Louisiana cannot afford to go on much longer. Prat de la Riba scores a major goal with the Levantine-Cuban Accord of Mutual Assistance. This makes Cuba a de facto protectorate of the Levantine Republic, with complete independence other than causing a war that the Republic would be involved in without consultation.
    • Cuba formally joins the Levantine Republic. The current flag is adopted.
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2016
  8. Kinich-Ahau

    Kinich-Ahau #JustGoomyThings

    Jul 3, 2010
    The Church
    Empire Name: New Inca Empire
    Government: Absolute Monarchy
    Society: Authoritarian in nature, the people of the New Inca Empire trust in their Emperor & their church to look after them. The vast majority of the population are Andean Catholics, and while in theory the Andean Pope is the Emperor's equal, in practice the Pope is a vassal of the Emperor & the state has a large influence on church affairs.
    Capital Province: Cuzco
    Core Provinces: Lima, Altiplano, Atacama
    Reach Provinces: Yungas, Chile, Aruacania
    Far Reach Provinces: Ecuador, Bogota, Llanos, Maracaibo, Salta, Patagonia
    Focus Techs: [Ind/Army/Com/Air/Navy]
    Army Doctrine: 5 Army Points
    Naval Doctrine: 5 Naval Points
    Air Navy Doctrine: 5 Air Fleet Points
    History: When the long winter ended, many in the Andes breathed a sigh of relief; though food shortages were still a massive problem & government authority was virtually nonexistent, the people could see the Sun again. It was still cold, but the temperatures were rising, and as agricultural productivity picked up a couple years later, the common man felt hope for the first time in a long while.

    This hope, however, turned out to be a false one. An extremely virulent strain of syphilis, originating in Huancayo, swept through the Andes, and, eventually, the pampas and the Orinoco basin. This plague spread like wildfire; some regions were virtually depopulated, and it wasn't odd for entire villages to be killed in a matter of days; those lucky few who survived were often rendered infertile. The Hispanic communities, being both more densely populated & more interconnected than the native communities, were hit especially hard by the plague, and by 1896, the Hispanic population was actually lower than the indigenous one. The outbreak took another three years to end, by which time to remaining Hispanic population fell by 45% & the indigenous population fell by 20%.

    So it was that both populations began to recolonize the Andes, but in an ironic twist of fate, the natives, relatively untouched by the plague, were able to grab the best bits of land & grow faster than the Hispanics. In 1927, the King of Chumbivilcas, Hoseo Picchuameb, conquered the city of Cuzco. Within a week, he had relocated his court to the city and declared the Inca Empire reborn. He repeatedly sent ships out to establish contact with the Pope in Rome, hoping to be officially crowned Emperor, but after the sixth expedition vanished at sea, he gave up, concluding that the church was one more casualty of the Event, and set up a new Pope in Cuzco. As the decades wore on, Sapa Inca Hoseo worked diligently to expand his empire, and his people prospered under his rule. He died peacefully in his sleep, passing the throne to his son, Alluchi Picchuameb, who continued his work.

    The current Sapa Inca, Tanqui Picchuameb, inherited the throne from his father Cuyuchi in 2018. His status as a bastard led many to question his right to rule, but the way he dealt with an attempted coup by his brother Paca in 2021 effectively silenced those rumors, and the welfare program he introduced in 2022 cemented his legitimacy in the eyes of the common man.
  9. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

    Mar 31, 2008
    Map Update

    Flags = Cores. I tried to find the best flags for everybody who didn't post a map with sign-ups. If you're displeased, feel free to substitute the flag for your own!

    Colors in Boxes = Commercial Zones.

    Numbers in Boxes = Commercial Centers

    Dotted Lines = Trade Routes

    Wastelands have not been marked on this map, but are still in effect!

    When the game finally starts, every part of your empire will be guaranteed to be part of a trade zone that has a trade route leading to your capital, so no worries!

    Spoiler Map :
  10. Amesjay

    Amesjay Warlord

    Apr 1, 2013
    Empire Name: Australasian Empire
    Government: Constitutional Monarchy
    Capital Province: Eora
    Core Provinces: Bundjalung, Kulin, North Island
    Reach Provinces: Tasmania, Kaurna, South Island
    Far Reach Provinces: Arnham Land, Central Australia, Western Australia, New guinea, New Caledonia, New Britain
    Focus Techs: [Navy/Ind/Com/Air/Army]

    Army Doctrine: 5 Army Points
    Naval Doctrine: 5 Naval Points
    Air Navy Doctrine: 5 Air Fleet Points

    History: After the exodus of Britain much of the populace fled to Australia. Discussions began around rebuilding the British Empire there with the surrounding commonwealth territories. In 1880 the decision was made and Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea and some nearby territories were rebranded as the Australasian Empire maintaining the previous British royalty as heads of state but with a slightly revised parliamentary system.

    With the loss of the homeland and with the Empire being located further from most states previously, trade was made more difficult. Throughout the early 1900s the Australasian Empire went through a series of reforms focused on the continued expansion of the industrial base later to be known as the Watson reforms under the then prime minister Andrew Watson.

    The current prime minister is Robert Cunningham
    The current Head of State is King James IV
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2016
  11. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

    Mar 31, 2008
    Congratulations on being the first great power of Shadow of the Fall.

    All empires are now connected directly or indirectly through trade routes thanks to Eora.

    Spoiler :
  12. Nuka-sama

    Nuka-sama See ya! It has been a fun decade!

    Jan 27, 2006
    Err is there a reason I don't have Ceylon
  13. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

    Mar 31, 2008
    Absolutely not, no. I forgot it existed.
  14. JohannaK

    JohannaK Heroically Clueless

    Oct 13, 2011
    Heart of Etheria
    Updated signup, with slightly modified claims.
  15. Civ'ed

    Civ'ed I ain't gotta explain a thing

    Oct 7, 2010
    Aberdonia et Banffia
    is it possible to start in the blue zones?
  16. Robert Can't

    Robert Can't Éponine

    Dec 7, 2007
    The Barricade

    Empire Name: The Kingdom Of Transjordania
    Government: Constitutional Monarchy, with a single appointed legislature.
    Society: Society in Tranjordania is highly religious but full of liberal traditions. The state stretches across multiple different peoples all of whom are effectively integrated into the state.
    Capital Province: Palestine
    Core Provinces: Syria, Kurdistan, Hejaz
    Reach Provinces: Mosul, Sinai, Baghdad
    Far Reach Provinces: Yemen, Nejd, Karaman, Cyprus, Crete, Egypt
    Focus Techs: [Air/Navy/Army/Com/Ind]
    Army Doctrine: 2I 1C 2A
    Naval Doctrine: 1C 2D 2M
    Air Navy Doctrine: 3A 2T
    Following the Long Winter several kingdoms would rise up in the middle east but trying to wind their way through the various different ethnicities and creeds of the area the majority of them were doomed to fail.
    Among this hotbed of rising and falling Transjordania was a picture of relative stability. The Emir at the time tried to allow for diversity among the people and representation in his government.

    In the 1890s Trasnjordania was a mere puppet of the Kingdom of Mysore. However under pressure from the local government Mysore began removing its claws from the Tranjordanian government. In 1896 the Transjordanian Parliament passed the Parliament Act 1896 which placed full power of appointment to the Parliament in the hands of the Emir. The act remains unamended to this day and the signing of the act on the 12th October is celebrated as a National Holiday.

    The at the time Emir, Abdullah II, used this newfound influence to pass laws that legalised a claim for the Emirate to all of the Levant and southern Turkey and he began a military buildup in order to enforce this claim.

    In 1898 the Transjordanian-Palestinian War began between Transjordan and the neighbouring Republic of Palestine. Tranjordanian military was technologically on par with the Palestinian forces but a more fluid command structure allowed for many battles to be prosecuted in a much more successful fashion than that of the rigid structure of Palestine. The larger Kingdom was quickly annexed into Transjordania and from the lessons learned in the war the Army of Transjordaina continued to develop its tactics to suit the terrain of the Levant. General al-Majali was a commander of special note as he had organised the invasion of Palestine and was the main driving force of the tactical brilliance displayed by the army over the next decade.

    1900 marked the Ash Wednesday War, fought between Transjordaina and Syria. During which at the battle of Aleppo General al-Majali struck a crippling blow to the army, peace was singed 4 days later. The General returned to Transjordania and was decorated as a war hero. He was also granted the position of Commander In Chief, a position previously held by the Emir along with the title of Emir of Syria.

    This promotion came at the same time as Emir Abdullah II declared himself King of Transjordania and so above the Emir al-Majali. Over the next 6 years the Kingdom pushed through southern Turkey claiming all the land that the King had set out to following Independence.

    In 1908 Abdullah II died and was succeeded by King Faisal I. Faisal was less focused on expansion but was well beloved. The next 20 years passed with little trouble in the Hashemite Kingdom despite the massive recession in India.

    However following the Papal takeover of Italy Abdullah feared that the reputation of the Transjordainian military as the dominant force in the eastern Mediterranean would be questioned. What followed was a massive naval build up and then in 1939 a policy of naval bullying began. Several small wars were fought over the next two years, mostly with small independent kingdoms but also a few with the Papal fleets. Transjordania found itself falling behind in terms of technology and tactics and so the Emir al-Majali was pulled out of retirement to begin a restructuring of the navy. Unfortunately though he had undoubtedly been a tactical genius on land his naval reforms were lacklustre and soon Transjordania found itself no longer a dominant Mediterranean power.

    In 1948 Faisal II was crowned King of Transjordania. He was an ambitious monarchy and though the last 5 years had seen Transjordania with minor naval dominance he had great wishes to see the nation once again a major power. In 1949 he founded a new Navy School in Jerusalem called the Royal Transjordania Fleet School. Admiral Hussein al-Hashimi, a minor member of the royal family and Hero of the Papal-Transjordanian War of 1941 was assigned as the head of the School and trained a new generation of officers.

    By 1953 the navy had been completely reorganised, rebuilt and trained, and King Faisal began his long planned Mediterranean war. Admiral Hussein first attacked the Mediterranean Island kingdoms of Crete and Cyprus. These battles were swiftly won moving those areas into the economic sphere of the Kingdom. This was followed by a titanic naval battle off the coast of Sicily with Bulgarian and Papal forces in which, though it suffered heavy losses, the Transjordainian navy triumphed.

    In 1956 another war broke out as a Transjordanian fleet mistook a Levantine trade convoy for Cretans (who had been disallowed independent trading vessels by the strict terms of the earlier treaty) and attacked them. In retaliation a Levantine fleet engaged with a Trasjordanian convoy which happened to be delivering a precious rug for King Faisal. Taking this as a personal insult he mobilised the whole navy and sailed forth to the Western Mediterranean. There was an intense battle near the Balearic Islands and despite the clear advantage in terms of size of navy in the hands of the Levantine Republic the war ended inconclusively.

    However there was more to The War of the Rug than just that. The war really held the nation together during a period of unrest, it allowed the nation to focus the efforts of the client states in Crete, the Egyptian coast, southern Turkey, and Cyprus to one common military goal. This would go on to cement the pro-Transjordanian sentiment in Egypt and South Turkey that would persist to the modern day.

    #more to come in a bit
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2016
  17. Decamper

    Decamper ..!

    Jul 28, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2016
  18. NinjaCow64

    NinjaCow64 Thought Bubble Thinker Supporter

    Apr 4, 2010

    Empire Name: Kingdom of Madagascar
    Government: Constitutional Monarchy.
    Society: Culturally Madagascan, although does embrace some European cultural trappings/government/technology. Majority traditional Madagascan religion, although vilified protestant minority still remains despite multiple purge attempts. There is a cult of personality surrounding the Madagascan Queens, as most monarchs since the fall have been female. Ranavalona I, II and III are loved especially. Is primarily a naval/trading/colonial power.
    Capital Province: Madagascar
    Core Provinces: Comoros, Zanizbar
    Reach Provinces: Mauritis, Reunion, Seychelles
    Far Reach Provinces: Diego Garcia, Kerguelen, Socotra, Mozambique, Maputo, Nyasaland.
    Focus Techs: Navy/Commerce/Air Fleet/Industry/Army/
    Army Doctrine: Ranavalona 2025 Army Doctrine (Infantry 3, Cavalry 1, Artillery 1)
    Naval Doctrine: Ranavalona 2025 Navy Doctrine (Battleship 1, Cruiser 1, Destroyer 1, Monitor 1, Submarine 1)
    Air Navy Doctrine: Ranavalona 2025 Air Navy Doctrine (Air Supremacy 3, Drop Support 2)
    History: After the Fall, the anti-French faction grew in power within the nation. Ranavalona II was couped by said faction and Ranavalona III was installed. A series of Queens from then on enacted policies aimed upon removing European influences from the nation. These included multiple attempts to purge Protestants and Europeans living within the nation (although these were ultimately unsuccessful as a minority of both still exist within the nation) and some good old fashion historical revisionism (mainly surrounding covering up the extent that Ranavalona II cooperated with the French and shifting the blame to Parliament). Other reforms enacted by the Madagascan Queens include the liberalization of society, democratization of the Parliament and the establishment of the Madagascan Sea and Air Navies which has turned Madagascar into a developing naval power.

    [Will do more detailed things when I get a chance/get more time]
  19. JohannaK

    JohannaK Heroically Clueless

    Oct 13, 2011
    Heart of Etheria
    The mistake everyone has been making (including myself), is you get your capital plus three cores, not just two.
  20. Robert Can't

    Robert Can't Éponine

    Dec 7, 2007
    The Barricade
    I don't understand :'c
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