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[BTS] The American Experience [RI]

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    Realism Invictus Mod Build 3.1.9
    Civilization- America
    Leader- James Polk
    Map-RI_EarthEvolution3_EarthLargeRI with 13 AI civs
    Speed- Realistic

    *No raging barbs*

     
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    The settlement at Washington with a population of one thousand inhabitants was believed to have been founded around 4000BC. The waters on the coastline included crabs and clams that would provide ample food while the nearby forests and hills supplied a rudimentary means of production. The opportunity for an ever greater means of production would be primarily limited by population as well as technology. Feeding the growth of America would take top priority during the formative yeas of America.



    As a self proclaimed expansionist, James Polk urged the Washingtonians to send forth additional settler parties in the form of wagon trains to expand the tribe. Fishing would be researched quickly so that the food supply of Washington would allow for greater growth of the settlement population.

    The civics of America under James Polk were the most simple.

     
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    The settlement of Missouri was founded around 3445BC. Located at the confluence of several rivers, this location promised much commerce while corn and cattle offered a ready supply of food for growth. Nearby forests would provide the means for small improvements to the settlement.



    There was however, a discovery. America learned of the existence of another tribe known as the Mayans led by an imperialistic and cruel leader, K'ak Tiliw Chan Yopaat.



    Yopaat professed no love for Americans and in fact would prove to be a hostile foe in due course.
     
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    American scientific discoveries for over 1,600 years focused on the means of gathering various food sources followed by the harvesting of the natural resources known to then exist. Metalworking and woodworking, stonecutting and roadbuilding were needed technologies if American lands were to prosper.

    Later advances added storytelling and mysticism to the wealth of American knowledge.



    By 1620BC, the new settlement of Virginia had been founded.



    America also by this time discovered the religion of Zoroastrianism and eagerly adopted it. Missouri became the holy place for America's chosen religion. Other religions in distant and unknown lands were also being founded.





    The American tribe did not neglect their need for defense, ever mindful of the Mayan civilization that coveted her lands.
     
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    Around 1620BC, America discarded her notions of government through Tribal Union and embraced the concept of Despotism. Over the next 100 years, two new settlements would be founded. They were Illinois in 1580BC followed by New York in 1540BC.







    As time progressed and the American civilization expanded, more of the known world was revealed to her people.

     
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    The capital of the American civilization, Washington, was developing a series of mines in nearby hills as well as improving the amount of food harvested along the coastline with fishing boats.
    A road had also been established to Virginia. In Virginia, a means to harvest a nearby source of furs was under development in the form of a trapper's lodge.





    Out west in Missouri, American labor had been busy constructing wooden palisades for defense. A significant group of defenders protected this very important area, now with a population of twenty one thousand souls.

     
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    In 1380BC, the Mayans appeared outside of Missouri. Their many warriors prepared to do the bidding of the great Mayan leader.





    In 1370BC, war came to American soil. Missouri would be the Mayans first step on the road of conquest. Such was their expectation.
     
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    A half-hearted attempt to break into Missouri with their Holkan unit in the lead was foiled by American archers who fired from behind the wooden barricades. The Mayans then settled in for something of a siege around Missouri, doing little more than pillaging and making a general nuisance of themselves. At the initial stage of the conflict, America did not possess skirmishers that could handle the Mayan threat. This was corrected before too long, and the Mayan force was gradually worn down. Two great American generals, Ulysses S. Grant and Henry Knox distinguished themselves in battle and their achievements lauded by James Polk.





    Far away from the conflict in unknown lands, the civilizations of the world continued to develop. The religions of Buddhism and Solar Cult were founded. The world also saw the first of its civilizations to become extinguished as the Arabian civilization perished in 785BC.

    In American domestic affairs there were two new settlements founded, those of Massachusetts in the east and Colorado Territory in the west.



    America also advanced her civics by adopting traditional custom and discarding the need for Rule of Fear.



    Lastly during this wartime period, the first American great scientist by the name of Luis Walter Alvarez founded the Academy of Sciences in Washington in 344BC.



    Seeing that their military adventure had come to nothing, the Mayan leader finally made peace in 172BC. A modest reparations payment was made for the damage caused by the Mayans in Missouri.

     
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    At the conclusion of the Mayan War, America had a population of over eight hundred thousand.


    In the pursuit of scientific advancement, Americans had unlocked several mysteries around metal casting, mining and iron working that would aid in her defense.


    Although far behind other unknown civilizations, the American civilization continued to develop. Her coastal vessels now plied the waters off American shores.


    Raw materials such as iron in Virginia marked an upward trend in the production cycle crucial to America's survival.


    Prime timber could be found in Massachusetts that perhaps one day would speed the development of more advanced sailing vessels.


    Wooden palisades in Missouri had been replaced with walls of mighty stone. Nearby hamlets and villages now thrived. It was here that Generals Grant and Knox were stationed.


    Americans continued their form of worship in most territories through Zoroastrianism, though Taoism was vastly surpassing its practice in unknown lands.

    Two additional religions were being discovered outside of America, with Christianity in 116BC and Islam in 32BC.
     
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    In 104BC, alarms were being sounded throughout the Missouri countryside. Just outside of American lands, the Mayans had returned.



    It was not long before their intentions were made clear.

     
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    While the first Mayan war had lasted for over a thousand years, the second war was considerably shorter. Complications arose for the American defense in the west with the establishment of the Colorado Territory. This required the defenses split between locations. General Grant was sent to the Colorado Territory and it was here that the Mayans quickly turned their attention. Greatly outnumbered, Grant's forces fought a heroic action in 96BC. The sheer numbers of Mayans was too much for the valiant defenders and the Colorado Territory fell, with General Grant dying in its defense. Later in 12BC, Colorado Territory was recaptured by American troops. General Robert E. Lee became a great general during this conflict around 92BC, effectively making up for the loss of General Grant.

    Peace returned to the west when the Mayans agreed to a new treaty in 60AD.


    By this time, the American population had grown to over one and a half million.


    During the second Mayan war, a small number of newer units were introduced, including the Mayan Hornet Thrower, American Nordic Axeman and Western Bowman.







    The Mayan Hornet Thrower was a particularly strong unit to overcome, especially when protected by other Mayan units. The American bowman was a distinct improvement in city defense over the archer. By the end of the second Mayan war, American military power had seen modest gains.



    The American capital of Washington displayed an increasing level of domestic strength as well.



    Although the west had seen much conflict, Missouri continued to develop.



    The Colorado Territory back in American hands worked swiftly to improve her defenses should war return to their lands.

     
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    After the conclusion of the second Mayan War, American scientific endeavors turned to Tolls and Taxes, Currency, Urban Planning, and Civil Engineering. This last advancement was significant because it would allow for the construction of paved roads through the use of limestone. Paved roads allowed military units to move more quickly where they were needed.



    It so happened that the military was needed in 136AD when once again the Mayans returned to fight yet another war.



    The war lasted for 64 years and accomplished little more than adding to the body count on both sides.

    By 200AD, the Mayans had become weary of this war accepted peace on American terms.



    Demographically, America was little changed from previous centuries, aside from her growth in population.

     
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    With peace restored, Americans resumed their quiet lives. Bilateral trade routes between Virginia, Washington and Missouri had been established as river docks permitted barges to move goods between locations. Singular trade routes from other American regions leading to Washington supplied additional sources of commerce.



    Stone roads had supplemented or replaced much of the unpaved system of American lands. Cottages had become hamlets, hamlets became villages and some of these had grown into towns. Harbors along the coast were seen as yet another way to strengthen her commercial system.



    The Zoroastrian religion continued to spread throughout American lands. Only New York remained outside its influence.



    As the population grew along with surrounding land improvements, risks of epidemics increased. Virginia was one such territory that had to face such a potentially deadly threat.



    There was still relatively known about Mayan lands, but there were believed to be abundant mineral resources such as iron, copper and silver that would insure their strength for years to come. If there was one area that appeared to strongly favor the Americans, it was major sources of food. While the Mayans could raise their flocks of sheep and hunt game such as deer, she lacked the numerous corn and cattle resources of her neighbor to the north.



    In the decades following the third Mayan war, a new danger appeared. Pirates along the coastline were attempting to strangle local commerce through blockades. Fortunately, these were mostly war galleys that could be successfully fended off with American longships.



    Of course the larger threat continued to loom to the south and peace between the Mayans and Americans would not last forever so long as Yopaat lived...

     
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    As the 4th Mayan War began, America had changed relatively little since the end of the previous conflict. One new area had been settled and became the Dakota Territory.



    America had also adopted the civics of monasticism and plutocracy. Plutocracy itself had been made possible through the invention of commerce code. This would have the effect of increasing income throughout the land.





    The invading Mayans brought with them an assortment of warriors similar to the previous war. Henry Knox with a contingent of stalwart bowmen remained waiting behind their stone walls.
    Skirmishers under General Robert E Lee were also stationed in Missouri to assist General Knox.



    Should the Mayans turn their attention on the Colorado Territory, a similar group of bowmen under Dwight Eisenhower awaited them.



    The end result of the invasion and subsequent fighting was that once again the Mayans were repulsed. A small reparation payment was paid by the Mayans at wars end in 333AD.

     
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    Another period of peace returned with the American civilization discovering two new scientific advances both of which were dependent on the earlier invention of the water pump. The first around 339 AD was irrigation systems that would improve agricultural lands, particularly those of the west. American farmers could now count on increased production of their fields. The second in 381AD was sanitation that provided a reduction in the risk of epidemic throughout American lands.





    By 387AD, the American civilization was beginning to noticeably outpace the Mayans to the south. The agricultural output within the fertile American lands was no doubt a significant contributor to this result.



    The American military by this time in contrast had not advanced in any meaningful way, which did not escape the notice of K'ak' Tiliw Chan Yopaat.


     
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    Before relating the history of the 5th Mayan War, mention should be made of the Meriwether Lewis Expedition. The area to the west of the Colorado Territory was still relatively unknown. The information was available in the mid-4th Century was that a body of water lay to the southwest of the Colorado Territory.


    In 333AD, James Polk authorized an expedition led by Captain Lewis to establish what lands and waters were to the west. As the 5th Mayan War was about to commence, Lewis' expedition revealed the existence of another ocean to the west and lands that would allow for continued American expansion.


     

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    Love the story so far. It pushed me to download the last version of RI and start a game myself.
    It's hilarious how the Mayans keep attacking you so inefficiently. Wish them good luck for the next war! (they will need some not you)
     
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    The 5th Mayan War followed a pattern virtually identical to all of those fought previously. The Mayans spent considerable time pillaging lands near Missouri, but had no ability to capture any of the American western lands.

    There was one subtle change that began around 393AD when politics was discovered. For the first time, political intrigue began to develop within the inner circle of Despot James Polk. The people of the western American territories were becoming weary of these constant Mayan incursions and wanted something...anything...to be done. Meanwhile, those in the American eastern regions were beginning to question why the lives of their sons were being thrown away in defense of lands far from their homes. Perhaps if Missouri were given up to the Mayans, a more lasting peace could be established. Members of Polk's inner circle tried to position themselves in such a way so as to champion one cause or the other.

    Polk went so far so as to ask the commander of the armies in the western territory, General Henry Knox, whether the Mayans could be kept out of American lands in open battle. Knox replied that the strength of the Mayan armies that were anchored on the formidable hornet throwers was too great to risk his armies in open battle, and that only remaining ensconced behind the great stone walls of Missouri and Colorado Territory would keep them safe. Until his armies could gain military advantage, a waiting game was his only course. This was not an answer that could be said to truly satisfy either side, and so for the moment, fighting continued in the same way it had previously. More lives from both sides were sent into meaningless slaughter. By 414AD, the Mayans once more had had enough of war. The small reparation payment followed, and peace was once again restored. But it was an uneasy peace now, and pressure from now on for Americans seeking a more permanent solution to the Mayan problem would only grow.

     
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    Glad you are enjoying it! CiV S&T doesn't have the following that it once did, but it's nice to know some people are still able to enjoy a story here.
     

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