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Turn 1: 1836

Richter plays Schumann's Fantasy in C09:32

Richter plays Schumann's Fantasy in C

Music of 1836

1836

Political map of Turn 1.

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EVENTS OF 1836 - NPCs and MISC:

-Texan-Mexican war rages on, with the famous stand at the Alamo.
-The revolver is invented by Samuel Colt, within a few decades this will revolutionise warfare and crime.
-The Texans win multiple battles, and shortly after its independence.
-Britain establishes an alliance with Texas.
-The Falkland islands rebel from British rule, Argentina gives support to the island, seeking it for a puppet state. The British do not intervene much as they do not want to risk a war with the USA too from their declaration of the Monroe Doctrine, and the alliance with Texas nearly sent them over the edge.
-Belgium and the Netherlands have spasmodic border skirmishes as they have for the past 6 years.
-Charles Darwin begins to formulate his theory of evolution.
-The match is invented.

EVENTS OF 1836 - Players:

<Insert Name> - Kingdom of Württemberg

-A new king <Insert Name> has taken the throne.
-Army reforms are held, with the present standing army built up and equipped with the newest in technology, such as percussion caps.
-Economic reforms are also held, with a charter being granted the first railway is built between Stuttgart and Ulm.

vampiresrock - United Kingdom of the Netherlands

-The army is mobilised to the Belgian border. Belgium unsurprisingly calls on volunteers as they believe the Netherlands to be making another attempt to reconquer them. A conscription order is in place. It is mocked by several newspapers inside and outside of the country as they believe the war is a lost cause.
-The Netherlands offers alliances to Britain, France, Prussia. France refuses the demands as they want Belgium to be a independent state. Britain and Prussia give some support to the Netherlands as they fear France will annex Belgium.
-The state focuses heavily into Military and one of the first compulsory education systems in Europe with its budget. As a result the army is well equipped with weapons the British are happy to sell to the Dutch and the army is readied for a state of war.
-The education reform put in place has annoyed the parents of young children and the rich, mostly disgruntled due to the fact that a cheap source of labour is now occupied in schools.
-Censorship is loosened on, the result of which is newspapers criticise some of the recent reforms and state that the king won't be at peace till he has every inch of Belgium back.
-Tax changes and war disgruntle all classes, making their distaste known through print and public demonstrations.

Wealth + Taste - Falkland Islands

-A revolution is declared in these motley islands by the few dozen residents. Argentina sees this as an excuse to claim ownership of them and threatens nations that may try to annex them.
-The islands numbers are swelled by several mutinying ships, a handful of colonists and Argentinians who seek to establish relations. The population reaches about 300.
-1,500 are called on to provide arms and defence. Most interpret this as a power to the ten too much and instead half of the islands population shows up with whatever guns they can find and promise to defend their home island to the teeth.
-The villagers then go back to fishing and farming, with the intention of producing as much food as possible. The several ships help in this and by the end of the year some wool and fish are able to be exported in tiny amounts to Argentina.
-Roman Canabe, an ex-captain of the Royal Navy, is the leader of the revolution. For now, he is the head of the Falkland affairs. He names the new nation "The Glorious Empire of the Falklands". The name is purported to be ironic.

Greenen72 - Papal States

-A division of Swiss pike is raised, the funds to raise them paid for by indulgences.
-Bibles are mass produced, and thrown from the rooftops and balconies by enthusiastic priests. The surplus ends up getting burned for fuel by the non-catholics.
-As a result of the distribution of books, the people make attempts to learn how to read books. Soon most of the papal states are covered in Sunday schools that teach most people basic literacy.
-Missionaries are sent out to influence new Christians. Many head into the hinterland of Africa but their effects are unknown, along with the pacific and Asia. In most of the Asian nations the missionaries are arrested or executed by the suspicious authorities.
-A large festival is begun, celebrating how wonderful the pope is.

Subliminal Ben - United Kingdom


- Nothing happens, as he has only sent in what country he wants to pick.

Turn 2: 1837

String Quartet No 4 in E minor, Op 44 No 2 pt 1,Allegro assai appassionato08:07

String Quartet No 4 in E minor, Op 44 No 2 pt 1,Allegro assai appassionato

Music of 1837

Empires&amp;RevolutionsTurn2Map

Political map of Turn 2.

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EVENTS OF 1837 – NPCs and MISC:

-The telegraph is patented by Samuel Morse.
-The opium trade is raising heads in China.
-A steamship heads towards the Falklands, owned by a privateer. He is under contract of another government. The feeble and unreliable navies of Argentina and the Falklands will find it difficult to catch such a ship, alone assault it unless in great numbers.
-The photograph is invented.
-The USA tries to contact Japan, but their trade ship the Morrison is chased away by cannon.
-Oliver Twist is published.
-Belgium invades the Netherlands.

EVENTS OF 1837 - Players:

<Insert Name> - Kingdom of Württemberg

-The king invites the Pope of the Papal states and Roman of the Falklands to a diplomatic conference at Castle Solitude. The king also offers to pay for all travel expenses.
-There is larger investment into the railways, culminating in the extension of the railway network to Heilbronn, at the end of the line of the northern branch that connected Heilbronn with Stuttgart. This further fuels industrialization.
-Due to the extension of the railways and increasing movement of traffic, some tariffs in the cities connected by railways are abolished by the supports of industrialization.
-The conservatives, mostly aristocracy and farmers start to complain about the railways. They say they are dangerous and make the cows milk turn bad.

vampiresrock - United Kingdom of the Netherlands

-With the larger budget, new tactics have been practised. Movement by railways, coordination of troops, calculation of supplies needed and the ideas of Clausewitz have been taken into account.
-Belgium is denounced by the kingdom as rebels. Belgium, seeking to assert its independence, invades.
-Taxes on the bourgeoisie and aristocracy is lowered. The liberals suggest to make up for budget loss they remove tariffs to introduce free tree which will benefit the country. The conservatives on the other hand demand these tariffs be kept in place.
-Contact is made with the Falklands, and despite a little trade there is no official diplomatic acknowledgement of the worlds smallest nation.
-Several railways and factories are established by the capitalists, the government finds it difficult to negotiate with them over their use by the army.
-The education budget is rearranged slightly to focus more into the sciences. As a result the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences works into military applications, producing a type of creosote, antiseptics and aesthetics. These materials are given military applications for treating wood and and wounds, a clear advantage in the humid conditions of the lower countries and for injured soldiers.
-A new government newspaper called Waarheid is introduced, dispelling myths and exaggerating the governments successes. It is met with limited success.
-To ease grumblings trade unions and political organisations are given greater rights. Most political sections support the king save for some new groups emerging, based around the teaching of Hegels and wishing to see the inequality of the industrial revolution addressed.
-An invasion by Belgium makes headway into the country, but is rapidly halted once the Dutch had mobilised.

Wealth + Taste - The Glorious Empire of the Falklands

-The military force is extended slightly to 165 men. However none of them are in permanent deployment as they tend to be mostly farming, fishing or other such jobs. The army of this island is an army of fishermen and cobblers more than anything else.
-A flood ruins the farms, save for the sheep present. Fishing is more relied upon and the diet of the people becomes 80% fish.
-The merchant conglomerate of this Glorious Empire of the Falklands (Consisting primarily of a grocer called Jerry and a local money lender) contacts the United Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Requesting trade links to be set up in the form of southern Atlantic fish and fertilizers. Some goods are sold, with the fertilizers being most popular as the Netherlands always strives to improve farming output. Formal relations are not yet decided however.
-Supreme Governor, Roman Canabe, orders the men and women to have as much sex as possible or to be heavily fined. Most islanders agree and are already doing so to an extent. However many children still die in childbirth as they have done in the past and most medical practices have not yet made a great impact here.
-The population rises from immigrants and births, and drops from some emigration (Mostly loyal or sane subjects of Britain) to 430 then 390.

Greenen72 - Papal States

-More religious books are published and printed, to be sent out to the public. Literacy continues on a gradual increase as more people begin to read. However new subversive political ideas begin to spread and people have begun to question inaccuracies in the books.
-Calls for unification of Italy begin to slowly manifest themselves.
-The Asians are condemned by the church, and told to change their ways. The emissary who delivers the message is promptly beheaded by the Qing Emperor.
-The pope, becoming paranoid, orders the construction of a special fortified horse drawn cart. These carts are then adopted by the local military and police to keep order on the streets as mobile gun carts. Whilst they can provide useful military purpose they are slow and cumbersome, liable to falling over and only being useful on well made roads.
-The Irish representative head of State George Howard is named by the pope to be a child molester. A diplomatic outrage begins with the British demanding a full apology.
-A new artwork is created and given a prize by the Papal state. John Martin dedicates it to them in honour of their education system going into place.
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Redsyndicate - Republic of Texas

-The republic continues to fight Mexico, forcing them after more spectacular successes and the blackmail of Mexico using Santa Anna as a captive prisoner to sue for peace.
-Texas receives the Rio Grande and New Mexico off of Mexico. It has its independence secured.
-Land reforms are made, offering immigrants land if they immigrant to Texas. Mexicans are also given citizenship and allowed to keep their land, much to the annoyance of the Texans.
-The slave trade is abolished, with Texans compensating by getting their slaves to procreate.
-Agriculture starts to improve, mainly in cotton. British demand for cotton drives this too, resulting in the white hold starting to manifest itself in Texas.
-Samuel Houston advocates freeing of the slaves, yet few listen as the newfound wealth of Texas is based off cotton. Farming output is also encouraged, with the result being a slave based economy rising with little industrial output.
-Immigrants begin to move in, with encouragement to settle in Oklahoma and New Mexico. The natives are understandably annoyed.
-Martial law is used to keep the order, with the result being a few scuffles. Despite this the Mexicans manage to keep their lands.
-Houston is incorporated as the temporary capital of Texas.

Subliminal Ben - United Kingdom

-The postage stamp is introduced.
-Queen Victoria is coronated.
-The telegraph and photograph are introduced.

Turn 3: 1838

Schumann Kinderszenen Op 15 - Valentina Lisitsa09:10

Schumann Kinderszenen Op 15 - Valentina Lisitsa

Music of 1838

Empires&amp;RevolutionsTurn3Map

Political map of Turn 3.

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EVENTS OF 1838 – NPCs and MISC:

-The Pastry War begins, France has a scuffle with Mexico as a French baker had his shop damaged by Mexicans and the government refused to pay him compensation.
-French blockades Argentina.
-The first transatlantic crossings by steam power is made.
-The Federal Republic of Central America begins to disintegrate.

EVENTS OF 1838 - Players:

<Insert Name> - Kingdom of Württemberg

-The army is expanded in size once more, with the majority of troops being kept in reserves.
-Commerical contracts are set up with Baden, Bavaria and Prussia, railway lines going over the borders help to facilitate the elimination of trading barriers.
-A national school program, modelled on the Prussian style is set up. Infrastructure also has investment ended and is instead funnelled into heavy industry such as timber, coal and iron.
-The tax rate is slightly changed, being higher for the rich and lower for the poor. As a result the conservatives are somewhat placated.
-The industrial revolution begins to take effect.

vampiresrock - United Kingdom of the Netherlands

-The Dutch start a massive campaign, in the big push to retake Belgium.
-The British and Prussians are asked for support. Due to Belgian support for the Falklands the British are only happy to oblige and send an expeditionary force and blockade Belgium.
-Prussia meanwhile sells the Dutch military hardware, in reactionary fear.
-Tariffs are eliminated by the Liberals under patronage of the King. -As a result the volume of trade suddenly booms and the industrial revolution starts in earnest.
-The young Hegelians are addressed by the King. At the present moment they are largely criticising religion, and the small group is of little threat.

Wealth + Taste - The Glorious Empire of the Falklands

-A few revolvers are bought and given to the officers of the measly army.
-45 men board a Netherlands ship, trying to seize it but fail miserably. A few crates are stolen however, with the rifles in one of them being utilised. The Netherlands ship flees, to be then captured by a privateer steamship.
-The part time army expands to 180 men.
-Cotton is introduced by the insane leader, which surprisingly doesn't even grow.
-Wool farming becomes popular on the islands, with high quality wool being sheared for export.
-Roman offers an alliance with Belgium, being that both states are not yet formally recognised they recognise each other.
-The population rises to 405. Trade with all nations minus Argentina dies after the ship boarding incident.
-A boat of men sails to west Africa, everybody on board dies from malaria and scurvy.
-Argentina retracts naval support of the islands, leaving them on their own. The trade from the Falklands is so small that all of it is smuggled past the French blockade anyways.
-A wooden hut is built to commemorate the men who have died in this tinpot island.
-The privateer vessel arrives, and begins a blockade.

Greenen72 - Papal States

-Fortification of the city of Rome begins.
-The British and Irish are denounced by the Pope. Portugal is shocked by the popes recent insanity, and being an ally of Britain declares that the pope is not the true pope. Spain cannot intervene as they are coming out of the Carlist war.
-Open source modification of the bible is allowed by the Church. -The other Italian states think that the pope has gone clearly insane and have brought some cardinals back to elect a new pope.
-A wing of the church dedicated to experimental Theology begins operation.
-Protests begin in several Papal cities.

Redsyndicate - Republic of Texas

-The military is used to put down all and any opposition to the regime, it quickly turning into a despotic state.
-Tariffs are dropped and taxes on land increased. The population begins to slowly populate the urban centres as well. The first cotton mills begin operation.
-Cotton begins to be imported from the USA, with the urban centres beginning to grow.
-The agricultural lands still slowly grow however, as the overall population grows due to higher immigration than the USA receives.
-Texas becomes a single state, with an oath taken. All who refuse are arrested.
-The democracy in Texas becomes a dictatorship in all but name under Samuel Houston, dissent increases.

Subliminal Ben - United Kingdom

-The British profit off the opium trade with China.
-Universal suffrage is demanded by the chartists.

Mr. Bleak - United States

-The standing army is increased in size to about 20,000 men. America declares neutrality for all nations outside of North America, legally meaning South America is no longer under the Monroe doctrine.
-The industrial revolution slowly starts to accelerate in the north, with cotton production booming in the south.
-Subversive pamphlets and leaflets from the state begin to say that slavery is a bad thing, the result of which is the southern states becoming dependent on cotton are becoming angrier with this new policy, along with increasing centralisation of power.
-With a twist in the way things are run, the president is exercising a slowly increasing amount of power as the central government grows.
-The Cherokee are forcibly displaced during the trail of tears.

Ruskie - China

-The Qing emperor, decides that enough is enough, something must be done against the foreign devils. He opens some diplomatic relations with Japan and Korea, based mostly upon hatred of non-asians.
-The emperor sends most of his officials around the entire empire to compile reports on the economy and state of the empire.
-China is mostly stagnating, with massive internal decay. The army is backward and badly trained in the near half century since the last insurrection. 5% of the population is literate.
-China accepts little in the form of goods, minus opium or silver. As a result the opium trade is starting to devastate Chinas people as the British are happy to greedily export it.
-Tea, silk and manufactured goods (Such as ceramics) are the main exports. Main imports are silver and opium.
-A program to start eliminating corruption and strengthening the government begins. As a result the emperors advisers become mostly Liberal looking Europeans who argue the only way to strengthen the country is through opening it up and taking in the Western devils ideas.
-A new fortification program begins, strengthening existing parts of the great wall and building new ones on the border with British India and Russia.
-The aristocracy are annoyed by the governments recent turn in policy, having suddenly lost the slow laziness of the preceding centuries.
-40,000 chests of opium are sold in China.

The_headcrab - Algeria

-Abd al Qadir of Algeria leads the resistance against the French, owning roughly 2 thirds of the country.
-Nothing else happens as he does not send in a turn with commands.

Turn 4: 1839

Empires&amp;RevolutionsTurn4Map

Political map of Turn 4.

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Music of 1839 (Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxT8WXZB1jk

EVENTS OF 1839 – NPCs and MISC:

-Photography begins to slowly spread out from France.
-Electric telegraphs are introduced, and likewise begin to spread along railway lines.
-Charles Darwin marries his cousin.
-Rubber vulcanisation is invented.
-France demands the other nations of Europe leave Belgium alone.
-The former United States of Central America have bloody infighting as separate nations seek to assert their independence.
-The first industrial revolution starts to accelerate in Europe, based mainly on the processing of cotton.
-Cotton, and cotton cloth are the goods in highest demand.

EVENTS OF 1839 - Players:

<Insert Name> - Kingdom of Württemberg

-Württemberg forms an alliance with the UK of the Netherlands. Military support is sent to help in the crushing of the rebellion.
-A commercial contract is also set up, allowing for easy movement of trade between the two nations. However the other German states still impose their tariffs on the route.
-The nation sets up a machine tools factory to begin production of standardised machine parts for use in factories.
-Talks are held with the Liberals and Conservatives to try and see how the problems can be looked at and sorted. However due to the Kingdoms stance on industrialisation the Liberals have the upper hand and slowly begin to influence politics more.
-Prussia and the other German states grant military access, letting them access Belgium.
-The army marches into southern Belgium.

vampiresrock - United Kingdom of the Netherlands

-The military campaign into Belgium goes swimmingly, with support from other nations the Belgians are quickly reduced to a small pocket of land fighting to the death.
-Many Belgians emigrate as they cannot form their own nation, and see further attempt to do so as foolish. Among those emigrating are Georges Montefiore-Levi and Adolphe Sax.
-Good relations are set up with China, and the Falklands are comdemmed.
-Tax changes, mainly benefiting the capitalists, are introduced. Industrialisation begins to accelerate as cotton cloth production increases.

Wealth + Taste - The Glorious Empire of the Falklands

-Roman declares himself emperor. The officers of the army demand he be put into care for his own protection as his grip on sanity weakens.
-Diplomatic embassies are opened in Württemberg. The latter does not recognise the former yet.
-Construction on a wooden ship called the Klegg begins, it is of poor quality.
-Artificial islands are demanded to be started on, but there is plenty of room and nothing is made.
-Money loses its value and people start to trade in kind.
-The population growth slows to 460.
-The privateer steamship leaves, as there is nothing of value to steal.
-The British government ignores the island, believing from reports that everybody there has died.
-The islands population begins to ignore the Emperor, and the army simply dissolves.
-Wool production grows further, becoming an economically viable product.

Greenen72 - Papal States

-The army is built up once again, mostly focusing on the older divisions.
-The pope sets up an embassy in China, the Chinese emperor having tolerated this.
-Religious texts are sent out to as many corners of the globe as possible, and the Pope tries to introduce greater freedom of speech. It however maintains bad relations with Britain.
-In an ironic twist, all priests who argue against these changes are put to death, and the army is used to control the country as it transitions into the modern era.
-The other Italian states invade, seeing the Papal states as revolutionary.

Redsyndicate - Republic of Texas

-The dictatorship asserts itself, with the military controlling most sections of life. The public dissent lessens as they do not want to go back to the old system under “totalitarian” Mexico.
-Immigration continues, with a large number of Belgians coming into the nation to escape troubles back home.
-Diplomatic relations are somewhat established with various factions in the former USCA, but due to constant changes in war and rebellion they all become heavily distrustful of each other and outsiders.
-Oklahoma continues to be colonised, the natives try to revolt but are crushed, and the natives decide to band together to form their own nation in remaining lands, deeply hostile to Texas and the United States.
-A new military unit called the Plainshirts are established.

Mr. Bleak - United States

-The steam shovel is invented.
-Women can now own property.
-Diplomatic relations are started with France, inquiring into a possible alliance. There is a little success.
-Industrialisation begins to slowly spread south. A railway line is extended into Chattanooga.
-Republican support strengthens as the Liberals gain more power and wealth. The opposition complains that democracy is weakening, especially as the movement to ban slavery moves south via the railways.
-Taxes are introduced on slaveowners, as a result many begin to campaign and stockpile arms as they do not wish for slavery to be banned.
-Centralisation continues and democracy begins to weaken as the central government gets more and more powerful. Some protests are held but soon broken up.
-The standing army is increased to 50,000 men, and relocated into the northern states.
-The natives of Oklahoma decide to band together to form their own nation in remaining lands, deeply hostile to Texas and the United States.

Ruskie - China

-Fortification continues, with the network of defences being brought slowly to Napoleonic standards.
-China opens up further, with more men being sent to Japan and Korea to open diplomatic relations. The latter two begin to feel uneasy as China is full of opium smokers and that the Europeans who the Chinese befriend look as though they are killing the Chinese from within.
-Embassies and relations are set up with the west to see as to how new ideas and technologies can be introduced.
-The emperor calls his advisers on how to tackle the opium problem. Most suggest that they cut off the opium trade entirely and stop its importation.

The_headcrab – French Algeria

-A military campaign begins in earnest against the native Algerians. -The French make Algeria a protectorate, and help to wipe out the rebellion.
-Consumer goods slowly increase in demand, the main one being cotton cloth.
-The bloody war devastates many sections of the country. -Embassies are opened with the client states of the Ottoman empire and China.

Turn 5: 1840

O.S.I. - F. Mendelssohn Symphony No. 2 Op07:43

O.S.I. - F. Mendelssohn Symphony No. 2 Op. 52 Lobgesang (1 11)

Music of 1840

Empires&amp;RevolutionsTurn5Map

Political map of Turn 5.

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EVENTS OF 1840 – NPCs and MISC:

-The French blockade of Argentina ends later in the year.
-France begins to focus on reinforcement of Algeria.
-Cotton exports from the new world reach a new record, demand is ever increasing.
-The young Hegelians start to split, with various members starting to pursue their own philosophical ideals.
-The romantic movement gains strength in western Europe as the industrial revolution continues, nationalism is further fuelled, leading to increasing demands by Germans and Italians for unification.
-Antarctica is circumnavigated.
-Increasing textile production is beginning to seriously undercut tailors, who have become increasingly angry.
-The British set up a colony in New Zealand.
-Pre-paid postage starts to spread.
-The Fortsas hoax happens. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortsas_hoax
-More cotton is produced in the Southern USA than every other country in the world combined.
-Expansion of urban centres and industry leads to increasing poverty and terrible conditions in the cities. The people are becoming more secular, have recently lost literacy, are dissatisfied with the new world being built up. A famine, economic collaspe, failure to address modernisation, or all three will lead to some serious unrest on both sides of the Atlantic.

EVENTS OF 1840 - Players:

-A formal alliance is made between the Kingdom of Württemberg and the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. Scientific advances are shared and trade tariffs between the two nations eliminated, along with both giving full military support to each other.
-Canada wishes to open talks with the USA over British Columbia.
-The Confederacy forms, deeply hostile to the USA and seeking international help.
-Russia claims the rest of Siberia, and some of Alaska.

<Insert Name> - Kingdom of Württemberg

-The army is expanded in size. A final assault is made on the last Belgian stronghold with Dutch and British help, ending 10 years of Belgian rule.
-Agriculture is heavily focused into by the state, new railways aid in distribution of agriculture produce and movement of farming machinery.
-Serfdom and all forms of forced labour are completely abolished. -More liberal laws are put in place that result in greater freedom for the press, extension of franchise and various other laws.
-As a result, a type of constitutional monarchy develops.
-To help in agriculture, more factories making farming equipment start up. However most capitalists focus on cotton mills and railways rather than agriculture, as it is more profitable. Despite this agriculture still shows clear improvement.
-Trade expands down the river Rhine.

vampiresrock - United Kingdom of the Netherlands

-Willem II becomes King of the Netherlands.
-Several hundred men are sent to the Falklands to annex the island.
-The Belgian revolution is completely crushed, and the land is restored to the Netherlands.
-A formal acknowledgement of other nations help in crushing the Belgian revolution is noted.
-Diplomatic relations begin with Russia and Spain.
-Cotton mills are set up in increasing number, with railways and river trade volume massively increasing.
-Emigration is banned in Belgium, as a result many Belgians start to cross the French border and emigrate via Calais.
-Due to several factors, trade with the German states forces more reforms that result in freer trade in the region. The industrial revolution kicks off in the Rhine valley as a result.

Wealth + Taste - The Glorious Empire of the Falklands

-The emperor is hung by his officers, and the islands political and social structure effectively collapses into an anarchist commune.
-The island produces mostly wool now for export, feeding itself with fish and numbering around 500 residents.
-Very little else will happen, as the military ends and outside communication being mostly through trading wool.
-The Dutch army is sighted on the horizon. The islanders simply don't care anymore.

Greenen72 - Papal States

-Opium is bought in massive quantities and distributed to the population, starting to placate the people.
-A massive propaganda and military campaign begins to drive out the invaders.
-Tuscany is the main target for invasion, being as it is the closest. However in the military drive some of the northern lands are lost.

Redsyndicate - Republic of Texas

-The natives in Oklahoma are given their lands back, and the military surrounds them and demands that they surrender and join Texas, citing that they protect the rights of the natives. They threaten war if the natives do not agree.
-Unsurprisingly the natives do not agree, stating that the white man had done this many times before and will do it many times again.
-Texas begins to support Nicaragua through military supplies and light support. With a bit of Texan support the nation invades Costa Rica and begins a bloody campaign.
-The state starts to build cotton and lumber mills, along with meat packing plants. Cotton plantations , logging camps and cattle ranches are also set up as the economy develops. The poorer farmers who aren't involved in the three industries start to work in these industries.

Mr. Bleak - United States

-The Liberals win the election, the southern states are furious and threaten to secede if their concerns are not addressed.
-The Wilmington and Raleigh Railroad is completed from Wilmington, North Carolina to Weldon, North Carolina. At 161.5 miles, it is the world's longest railroad.
-The North passes a conscription bill, in retaliation the southern states secede.
-The USA requests assistance from France in order to crush the south.
-The confederacy declares that if their concerns are not met, they will cut off any and all cotton exports.
-Taxes on the remaining plantations begin, and slavery is officially made a target of elimination by the USA.
-The confederacy demands that they be given support in order to keep exporting their goods, and the USA demands support in order to crush the rebellion.

Ruskie - China

-Opium is banned in China, with existing stocks being destroyed and further imports barred.
-The British demand a formal apology for harassment of their merchants, or else there shall be war.
-The Chinese government starts a purge of corruption and decay in the administration, a large number of disloyal nobles end up losing their lands or heads.
-More European innovations are brought back, excepting British ones. Some factories processing the raw materials the Europeans demand so much are set up for silk, tea, etc.
-The harsh stance on opium has reopened relations with Japan and Korea, who believe China is now seeing the threat the baka gajins pose.

The_headcrab - French Algeria

-The campaign against the natives continues, with the French pushing them further inland.
-The colony begins to stabilise.

Mon - United Province of Canada

-In a act of Parliament, Canada is made protectorate state of Britain.
-The new nation immediately begins to conscript men and put its money into expanding and improving the military.
-A propaganda campaign begins, calling for a strong independent Canada. Britain refuses to give further concessions until Canada has developed itself enough.
-A competition for the connection of West and East Canada begins. -Several entrepreneurs start exploring western Canada and setting up trading posts and trails.
-Ports on the west coast, exporting mostly fur and timber are started up. Colonists also settle the western areas as well. Inquests into the economy are made, the Hudson bay company is offering to sell off most of Ruperts land to Canada.
-Natives are contacted south of British Columbia and talks with them begin over movement of settlers into that area.

Turn 6: 1841

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Music of 1841 (Verhulst, Symphony in E Minor): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhPvTyhGZy4

EVENTS OF 1841 – NPCs and MISC:

-Quinine is now an economically viable product, with most areas suitable for production being in ownership of the Netherlands.
-Railway expansion, and steamships are causing new ideas to spread much more rapidly in the Rhine valley.
-The Latin nations of the new world begin to feel uneasy over the split of the Catholic church, and faith in god begins to decline.
-Due to Southern demands not being met, and the USAs blockade, most of the worlds cotton production is blocked off from export.
-Texas and the United States produce most of the rest of the world cotton, but it is marginal in comparison.
-Cotton and wool prices skyrocket.
-Formal study of Hypnotism begins.
-The first Thomas Cook holiday is organised.
-A blight begins to affect potato crops in the United States and CSA.

EVENTS OF 1841 - Players:

-Canada and the USA initiate a formal trading agreement, allowing for expansion and development of trade. As a result the industrial revolution begins to pick up in both nations.

<Insert Name> - Kingdom of Württemberg

-In collaboration with the Netherlands, a small military force is sent to West Africa to set up colonies. However due to Malaria many of the troops die and struggle to hold the colony.
-Inorganic chemistry and machine tools are branched into by the capitalist class, using profits from cotton to support their new factories.
-A west European customs union, involving all nations in the Rhine valley, is set up. Trade profits from this as a result and soon other nations start to join the union.
-German nationalism is on the increase, with people demanding that further steps be taken to unification.
-The political system develops into a constitutional monarchy, with more and more power being held by the new middle classes.
-Cotton imports cease, and the warehouses soon empty.

vampiresrock - United Kingdom of the Netherlands

-Military awards and parades are held in celebration of the crushing of Belgium. One small boy shouts to his father “Daddy! Did you see the man with the big moustache? He said he killed a goofy with his bayonet!”. Rest assured the country is in safe hands.
A expeditionary force captures the Falklands, it being noted as just several hundred peasants rearing loads of sheep.
-Another force, with Württemberg help is sent to West Africa to set up a small colony. However due to Malaria many of the troops die and struggle to hold the colony.
-The fairly laissez faire economic system in place allows the capitalists to further grow in power and wealth. Further laws are passed benefiting them, with land requirements for political office and voting no longer required. Cotton production has reached a peak, but now other industries are being branched into such as inorganic chemistry and coal mining.
-Cotton imports cease, and the warehouses soon empty.

Greenen72 - Papal States

-The war continues against the opposing Italian states, the other pope (Located in Milan) has ended up causing a full schism of the Catholic church.
-The economies of all the states in Italy begin to exhaust themselves.

Redsyndicate - Republic of Texas

-Free trade is encouraged with the natives of Oklahoma, but little trading goes on due to vast differences in culture and economics.
An alliance is offered to them, but most natives refuse. Some weapons and various other things are bought by the natives but little else happens. Some trading posts are tolerated, and others burned down.
-A Christian missionary in the area ends up getting scalped, and a railway line has a telegraph pole cut down and tied across the tracks. The natives responsible end up getting hanged, further worsening relations.
-Emigration into Oklahoma is halted and the borders closed.
Migrants move out of the towns and into the countryside to grow cotton as the demand has skyrocketed. Slavery begins to be supported by the population more.
-Due to wandering hordes of large game trampling crops, many begin to be shot and the natives begin to starve.

Mr. Bleak - United States

-Full scale conscription begins as the North begins to mobilise against the south.
-Cotton plantations are seized by the state for use, but the meagre number of them means that most production ends up in domestic use.
-A massive blockade begins on the south to economically strangle them.
-The army moves south to meet the Confederates, but are routed in a series of battles and fail to gain much due to low industrial production, low levels of infrastructure, poor distribution of arms and poor morale.
-The USA warns any nation that will help the south.
-France offers support to the USA if they are given priority in any cotton imports.

Ruskie - China

-Western style shipyards begin to be built.
-New academies and army units are set up, the emperor demanding full loyalty from his subjects.
-A formal apology is made to Britain, and through diplomatic forcing the British start to secretly smuggle opium back in and get several ports opened.
-More development in land, canals and rivers begin. Production begins to increase but the people begin to be disturbed by the sudden changes in lifestyle and the rapid spread of Christianity and western ideals is making the people in port cities question centuries of tradition, with slowly accelerating changes in political, social and economic systems.
-Steam engines and industrial machinery begin to be slowly imported, paid with some Chinese exports.
-Further purges and reforms turn the emperors cabinet into western looking men, who begin to demand that free trade and capitalism be introduced in order to catch up.

The_headcrab - French Algeria

-Algeria is taken control of directly by the French government.

Mon - United Province of Canada

-A boy scouts program, one of the first in the world begins. It is targeted mainly towards the wealthy. As a result it becomes essentially a conscription service to create army officers.
-Tariffs with the USA are eliminated, bringing the two closer together in trade and improving relations.
-Explorations are conducted in British Columbia, with many links being set up with natives. Fur trappers help in the process, contributing the last they can as the fur trade declines.
-The area is wealthy in other resources however, the most obvious being timber.
-Large reforms are carried out that further asserts Canadas place as a nation.
-The Hudson bay company offers to sell off most of Ruperts land to Canada. In return Canada must give the company £300,000.

TreviStator - Russian Empire

-The military guard of St Petersburg is reformed.
-Diplomats are sent out to various European countries to open diplomatic relations and trade contacts.
-The lands around the Aral sea are discovered to be ideal for the growing of cotton.
-Wheat production is invested into, with squires being given loans by the state to develop their lands and the parcels of land farmed for centuries begin to be joined together. Many peasants become angry but begin to slowly emigrate to less densely populated areas or the cities.
-Many dispossessed peasants turn to handicrafts to keep themselves away from hunger.
-The autocratic Tsar concedes some power and brings a duma into existence. The Duma however is composed entirely of Aristocrats and the Tsar can vetoe anything that comes in. The state budget is also tightly controlled, along with education and the print.

Turn 7: 1842

Felix Mendelssohn - The Symphony No10:16

Felix Mendelssohn - The Symphony No. 3 "Scottish" - 4th movement

Music of 1842

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EVENTS OF 1842 – NPCs and MISC:

-The potato crop in North and South America fails, mostly due to wartime disruption and a new disease. Thankfully most famine is avoided due to reliance on other crops.
-Anaesthetic is used in operation for the first time successfully.
-The term “Dinosaur” is coined, to represent the new taxonomical group.
-Pilsen alcohol is brewed for the first time.
-A worldwide economic slump begins, in Manchester Friedrich Engels begins to write on the conditions there and sends back letters to Karl Marx on this.
-Due to closed cotton mills and cutting off of international trade, unemployment skyrockets. The people protest in the streets demanding “Land, Bread, Freedom” in most of western Europe.
-Coal production drops as the railways quieten and factories close, poverty and unemployment build upon each other.
-Due to industrialisation, the mini ice age (Which began in the 14th century) has reached its last cold peak and the earth has stopped cooling.
-Worldwide economy is slow this year, particularly in North America (Excepting Canada and Texas), Western Europe.

EVENTS OF 1842 - Players:

<Insert Name> - Kingdom of Württemberg

-With Dutch help and quinine the colony Württemberg possesses can start to slowly grow now.
-Protests begin in the streets, the people demanding the factories reopen and maximum working hours be reduced to 12 hours and a minimum wage.
-Military support is sent to the Papal states, the Pope is grateful as the campaign continues.
-Sardinia Piedmont is shocked by the sudden invasion, as most of its men are down in central Italy, as a result Württemberg makes significant gains.
-The country tries to acquire cotton, but finds it nearly impossible to do so.
-A union with Baden is suggested, and after much deliberation Baden and Württemberg unite in a common union, yet do not exist as a single nation yet. The people cheer somewhat at this news that Germany is moving toward unification, but still demand unemployment must be addressed.

vampiresrock - United Kingdom of the Netherlands

-Production of quinine begins. Due to a virtual monopoly on its production (97%) the Netherlands can very easily produce this good so demanded in the treating of Malaria.
-Military support is sent to the African colony again, with quinine the colony there can prosper.
-Quinine is currently only exported to Württemberg, due to low production it can only support the army in Africa at the moment.
-The army is mobilised and brought to the Bavarian border. Bavaria demands reasons why this has happened.
-Further talks with the USA do not work as the government has yet to have made official diplomatic replies. Texas has likewise isolated itself and the CSA is completely blockaded. Any cotton that makes it out is shipped to France anyways.
-The state raises wartime taxes and tells the people that they are supporting their boys in West Africa to civilise the savages there and Christianise them.
-Protests begin in the streets, the people demanding the factories reopen and maximum working hours be reduced to 12 hours and a minimum wage.
-Trade is opened up with as many nations as possible. Good links having been set up with Russia in particular.

Greenen72 - Papal States

-As the military campaign slowly begins to succeed, the people of Italy begin to demand unification and support it as the Papal states slowly take over Italy.
-Some industrialisation begins to take off, but with the cotton slump and few economic freedoms growth is generally quite slow.
-Massive opium imports continue, gradually supplanting China as the greatest importer of Opium.

Redsyndicate - Republic of Texas

-All support and contact with the CSA is completely cut off. All businesses and companies tied to the CSA are immediately taken over by the state.
-The CSA demands a formal apology and a return of what their people have lost or threatens a military invasion.
-The military forms a complete blockade of Oklahoma on land, and tries to sent humanitarian support in.
-The 50,000 natives in Oklahoma think that with Texas, CSA and USA moving towards its borders and each being hostile, they panic and mobilise.
-The Oklahoma natives move uncontrollably east, burning everything they can find, stealing what they can find and killing every non-native American. Their task is made easier due to the collapse of law and order in the American west.
-Many refugees start to flee south into Texas from the devastation.

Mr. Bleak - United States

-French expeditionary forces are sent to the USA to help blockade the CSA and provide military support.
-The war continues against the CSA, but slowly and painfully due to poor infrastructure on both sides.
-Oklahoma invades and starts to burn and loot the southwest lands. Many refugees start to flee eastwards from the devastation.

Ruskie - China

-Widespread modernisation continues, and the army is beginning to see these benefits and the navy is starting to implement new technologies. The first steamship “以人的意志”is launched and proves to be seaworthy.
-The opium trade slowly peters out due to state control and Italy demanding more and more now.
-More scholars are sent to the west to bring back technologies and ideas.
-Railways begin to slowly snake their way throughout the nation, but many of the common peoples of China distrust the modernisation program.
-Christianity has made massive inroads in Chinese society. This, combined with modernisation has begun to break down traditional Chinese society.
-Free trade is implemented, and many western companies and a few Chinese ones rush to invest here.
-The foundation of the industrial revolution has begun.

Mon - United Province of Canada

-Rupert's land is bought from Hudson Bay Company.
-Massive amounts of money are pumped into the economy. Many heavy machines are imported to help in industrialisation.
-Railway networks begin to spread over Canada as trade improves.
-Many explorers survey possible lines for railways.
-Many forests begin to be cleared to fuel Canadas industrial belly and crops are sown in these areas.
-Massive propaganda campaigns continue as more land is claimed and settled by people. Many immigrants begin to move to Canada over Texas due to the turmoil down south.

TreviStator - Russian Empire

-The military and secret police is now put on constant alert.
-Taxes are massively lowered throughout Russia, with free trade and free enterprise encouraged.
-A compulsory education program begins. Many Russians at first resist (Mainly rural ones) stating that “You cannot eat books”.
-Colleges are also set up, with support from the state.
-Many Russians higher up begin to question the Tsar and his radical policies, as they have begun to change the country.
-Agriculture and Industry begins to slowly improve as the government makes reforms to force modernisation of the country. -Many capitalists begin to start making railways and cotton mills, with some cotton farms set up around the Aral sea proving to be a great success.
-Nikolai Vissarionovich Nekrasov writes critical papers on the running of the Tsarist state, saying that 80% of the population are the peasantry and that Russia is well behind the rest of the world. He blames the Tsar and his existing system for this. He demands that serfdom in the Russian empire be abolished.
-His papers are hardly read in Russia due to state censorship, but gain wide approval in Western Europe and the Russian intelligentsia. The authorities do not like his radical views, but cannot track him down. A few members of the group he belongs to (Kadets) are arrested and sent to Siberia.

Kamikaze470 - Colombia

-Border attacks on Nicaragua begin.
-The first stages of industrialisation begin, with heavy agricultural production (Mostly exotic foods, luxury crops, cotton and livestock) and some mining to start the construction of railways and a few scarce factories. Production is still fairly low in comparison to other countries, but Colombia is doing the best out of the South American nations.

Turn 8: 1843

Sailor's Chorus - Richard Wagner, The Flying Dutchman10:59

Sailor's Chorus - Richard Wagner, The Flying Dutchman

Music of 1843

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EVENTS OF 1843 – NPCs and MISC:

-Widespread depression in western Europe leads to increasing levels of emigration and violence.
-Many of these immigrants head to Canada and Texas.
-Movements for reform begin throughout Europe with increasing vigour.
-Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish a book called “The communist manifesto”.
-The devastation in the American south has led to a complete end of cotton imports to French, the people start to smash up bakers shops and break into armouries. Louis Philippe flees the capital.
-Riots spread in Berlin.
-Most of the rebels demand a formal constitution and parliament. Cotton from Colombia, Texas, Russia and India begins to make inroads into Europe. The mills begin to slowly reopen.
-The world's first commercial Christmas cards are printed by Sir Henry Cole in London.
-The SS Great Britain is launched from Bristol.
-Charles Dickens' novella A Christmas Carol is first published.

EVENTS OF 1843 - Players:

<Insert Name> - Kingdom of Württemberg

-Widespread depression, reforms not carried out and the revolution next door in France has led to riots on the streets.
-The country grinds to a halt as unrest spreads rapidly.
-The army is mostly stopped in Africa, as much of it has to be called back to quieten down the unrest at home.

vampiresrock - United Kingdom of the Netherlands

-Conceding to the demands of the people, a 12 hour workday is granted and a basic minimum wage. There is large cheering in the streets, however the capitalists highly disapprove and complain bitterly.
-Economic exploitation of the African colonies begin. There are attacks by natives. Most natives get shot.
-Due to the reforms made, increasing production of quinine and branching into other industries, the revolutionary movement in the Netherlands has more or less died down, unlike in the rest of Europe.
-The army continues to help the Papal states, now declaring itself the Kingdom of Italy.
-A formal apology is made to Bavaria, the troops were merely going to help the pope!

Greenen72 - Papal States/Kingdom of Italy

-The northern front collapses due to a large deal of foreign help. -The states in the north are forced to be part of a new nation, Italy.
Naples panics and tries a last ditch offensive on Rome, shelling it with heavy 24lb howitzers.

Redsyndicate - Republic of Texas

-Cotton production skyrockets as immigrants begin to grow cotton and export it.
-Refugees from the American War of Survival flee into Texas, and they hastily stuff themselves into cities and the farms.

Mr. Bleak - United States

-The USA is now in economic ruin, the poor railway networks have broken down under the strain of war and many people are fleeing the silent factories and dead cotton fields to make for Texas and Canada.
-The natives of Oklahoma declare a formal warpath, heading east to kill every single white, yellow or black man they can find and destroying everything made by them.
-The CSA and the USAs western fronts collapse into degeneracy as law quickly vanishes.
-Several states begin to ignore the central government in both nations and quickly look towards their own survival.
-Authority over the westernmost states is being lost. Canadian settles do nothing to help the situation and many Americans begin to renounce their citizenship in return for Canadian military protection.
-The CSAs economy implodes due to the native warpath. With every plantation and farm burned to the ground more refugees flee east from the natives. The ferocious force of the natives however is beginning to slow down as some of the looters die, fade away into obscurity or simply establish their tribes old lands again. Their force has been reduced to around ¼ due to such attrition.
-Struggling to feed its people, the CSA feels as though it is on the fight for survival now and tries desperately to break out the naval blockade.
-The sailors of the USS Somers mutiny, sail on New York and fire their guns and loot some of the city before fleeing.
-People are rioting in the streets, inflamed only more by news from Europe of the revolutions and the communist manifestio.

Ruskie - China

-Widespread modernisation continues rapidly as the army and navy improves itself.
-Western intellectuals are encouraged to travel to China, being given generous pensions and freedom of speech in order to pursue their ideas.
-Industrialists emigrate to China, and begin to set up more factories and railways. Iron and coal is starting to note increased production.
-Education reforms are further held, and more propaganda is distributed to the people. About 25% of the population is now literate.
-A inspection of the empire is carried out. Whilst there is massive improvement in nearly all sectors, the old Chinese cultural ideals, languages and customs are impeding this modernisation program. -Christianity is widespread, and the Chinese people are becoming increasingly confused and fearful of the rapidly changing world. Old customs die hard as the written language is incredibly complex for people to learn rapidly, and not much in the way of western writing exists in China (Translated or not).
-There are railways between most coastal cities, but heavy opposition exists with regards to their expansion.

Mon - United Province of Canada

-A mounted police/army unit has been trained to look after and acquire new lands in the Canadian interior.
-Land is offered completely free to immigrants. Many flock to Canada and begin to spread westward, felling trees, laying railways, catching animals and planting wheat.
-The natives begin to become restless as the white man encroaches on their lands.
-Democratic reforms are carried out, attracting even more immigrants. In the elections the Liberals win every time and each time pass more laws increasing the economic might of Canada.
-The scout program is cancelled, however Canada is still a bit short of money due to the purchase of Hudson bay and various other factors.
-The natives start to attack settlers on hearing of the success of the natives down south.

TreviStator - Russian Empire

-Protests begin in various Russian cities, particularly St Petersburg and Moscow. However the protests are broken up by the Cossacks and the Kadets who make up the party are often arrested. The secret police tends to infiltrate their ranks, excepting for the core party.
-Revolutionary poetry and books are spread among the people, despite many copies being confiscated they spread nonetheless. Most success is achieved in the cities as most literates live there.
-The youngest generation of serfs begin to demand the right to leave their village and to have serfdom abolished.
-Pornographic images depicting the Tsar's wife having intercourse with a dog spreads around. The secret police manage to not only find the printing house, but they also ensured it did not exist the next day. Along with everybody who was inside at the time.
-Cotton production begins to steadily increase, and improving railways means it begins to trickle out of Russia.
-The Polish hold a protest in Warsaw, inspired by the Berlin one. The local authorities begin to petition the Tsar for an independent Poland.

Kamikaze470 - Colombia

-The border conflict develops into a full scale war, with the entire nations military capacity being mobilised.
-Many captured troops are revealed to be acting directly on the orders of Texas, and many Texan munitions are discovered in several gun depots.
-Industrialisation begins to accelerate, the introduction of cotton and elimination of tariffs has helped to solve matters.

Chernobyl426 - Persia

-The country stirs, and begins to build up its military.
-An offer of alliance is offered to the Ottoman empire, the latter declines unless the border dispute is settled. If it is, then the Ottomans are glad to enter a military alliance.
-Mining is heavily invested into, and a trade link is set up with the British who are glad to see the Persians have a change of heart.
Persia begins to gradually open up and reform its economic system. A good deal of it being placed into mining and the military.
-A propaganda campaign is run to encourage people to work in the mines.
-Coal, iron and precious metals production begins to increase.

Turn 9: 1844

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Music of 1844 (Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 (Andante)): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lRa2Z8jIW0

EVENTS OF 1844 – NPCs and MISC:

-The area known as the USA until roughly 1840 is now economically ruined and descending into complete anarchy. Many start to exploit the advantage gained from this.
-The revolutionary movements have reached a peak, there is a flourishing in experimental forms of art and music. Nationalism begins to make empires have growing internal problems.
-France, most of Germany, the Austrian empire and the USA are awash with revolt and rebellion.
-The economic slump has been brought to an end as cotton production has recovered. Russia, India, Colombia and various other places have excellent cotton production now, with most of them producing the cloth inside the country. Cloth prices decline again and the artisans are being forced to move to the cities now.
-The last Great Auks are killed, ending another species of animal permanently.
-The experimental phase of railways has ended as it develops into a proper system with specific laws and industries related to them having been established in most civilised nations as of now.
-The forces of reaction begin to take shape in opposition to the revolutions.
-The Second French Republic is formed.
-Wurttemburg has the monarch deposed, and it's colonies annexed by the Netherlands for safekeeping.
-Prussia promises a formal constitution to satisfy the people.
-Texas occupies and settles the lands not currently under ownership of another nation, helped largely in part due to the collapse of its neighbours.

EVENTS OF 1844 - Players:

vampiresrock - United Kingdom of the Netherlands

-Continued military aid is sent to Italy, the northern area of the country has now been consolidated and now the brutal campaign on Naples proceeds.
-Financial aid and advice is given to their close ally/satellite Wurttemburg, but ultimately the kingdom descends into revolution as the old ruler died, and had been replaced by a new one.
-In spite of revolutions all around its borders, the Netherlands economy is beginning to improve. As it is one of the few stable importers of cotton (Along with Britain, the Iberian states and Scandinavia) the economy has managed to reestablish itself very well. The king keeps his head!
-The capitalists are told more or less the government was forced to implement these reforms in order to maintain stability. The capitalists begin to come round to the idea as the nations next door crumble.

Greenen72 - Kingdom of Italy

-The kingdom continues to unify Italy and consolidate it. The Austrian empire next door begins to profess fear of this and demands that Italy follow several rules in regards of the new nation. -However it exercises little power at the moment as it must crush the rebellions in its homelands.
-Sardinia is invaded, with good Dutch assistance.

Mr. Bleak - United States

-The United States has more or less completely collapsed. The navy, which had little action during the war excepting blockades has now mutinied.
-The people of Manhattan island, angry at the war is riled into a revolutionary commune that has seized the post offices, railway stations and factories. The commune takes on a revolutionary communist aspect as many have felt the current system has failed, and that their god has failed to provide salvation as many people have suffered badly.
-The commune starts to issue proclamations of “Land! Bread! Peace!” to the people as steam locomotives moving over the country begin to spread the news. Many communes self form as anarchists, socialists, communists, libertarians and the such all seek to create communities of peace and plenty.
-The president is informed that the only way to save the nation now is to implement a military dictatorship as it implodes.
-The Commune of Manhattan demands an immediate end to the war.
-The natives melt away into the countryside as their reign of terror comes to an end. High attrition pays its price and by the time it reaches Columbia the remainder are surrounded by the revolutionary militia of the city, and massacre them.
-Widespread hunger, failure of crops and economy has led to cannibalism in the worst areas.
-If nothing is done within a year, the USA will cease to exist.
-A telegram is sent to Washington from Manhattan, the first ever along such a distance. The message is from before the revolutionary commune seized the post office. It says “What hath god wrought.”.
-The mormons are brutally massacred by a troop of soldiers, so much so the group has now ceased to exist.

Ruskie - China

-Modernisation along the lines of last years plans still continue, improving the nations economic and military power.
-A part time education program is set up, with adults coming for extra classes. Despite the work in education the script is difficult for the normal masses to learn easily as it is thousands of varying symbols. Despite this letdown literacy gradually improves nonetheless.
-Propaganda campaigns to make people embrace the west accelerate. One issue is that many fear the change happening and begin to protest and attack men dressed in western ways as they feel it is destroying their culture.
-Due to the introduction of many western intelligentsia, new books begin to circulate among the literate that is influencing them steadily. This combined with the introduction of the Christian god has made some begin to build churches and cathedrals. Tensions between the new Chinese and old Chinese begin to deepen.

Mon - United Province of Canada

-The military is reorganised and put on the defence for the protection of Canadian peoples from the natives.
-A diplomat is sent to negotiate a deal with the natives. They demand freedom to their lands and expulsion of all white men who have entered without permission from the natives. They offer to allow token parcels of land for embassies with various tribal peoples.
-Taxes on private enterprises are vastly reduced. Many companies relocate to Canada from the crumbling USA, and most of the ones left behind are liquidated by the new revolutionaries.
-Links are created with small groups over the American border by people who wish to seek protection of the Canadian government. -Some of the Conservatives in the USA left demand Canada invade to restore the old system.

TreviStator - Russian Empire

-Ships begin to have metal sheets bolted onto their sides, to offer greater protection. Along with reduced speed.
-In a move that shocks the interior cabinet, the Empire begins talks with the Polish for the re-establishment of Poland as a sovereign state. The Polish demand the area of Congress Poland and the right to universal franchise and freedom of the press.
-Due to sudden negotiations with the Polish other nations begin to ask Russia for independence. Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Armenia, Georgia and the such are among the many who want independence along similar lines of the Polish.
-Taxes on agriculture are abolished along with Serfdom. This double move cripples the populist movement and the reactionaries who now are split or possess divided support. Due to these changes people are beginning to flock to the new cotton farms and mills of the cities that are growing. A semi-nomadic class of people who work on the railways begins to emerge, working on the railways during summer and winter and then returning to the farms for the harvest and sowing.
-Farmers are guaranteed land, but many wealthy people simply buy up land from the farmers or twist laws to gain more. The average size of estates begin to grow and the villages begin to depopulate.
-Pornography is formally abolished, but not even the Tsar follows such laws.
-A formal constitution is demanded by the Kadets and a state Duma as two final goals.

Kamikaze470 - Colombia

-Full scale war against Nicaragua begins, with good success due to a military well funded by the export of luxury agricultural produce.
-A naval blockade on Nicaragua starts, hoping to strangulate the nation. However most produce ends up flowing into Mexico, which is starting to slowly industrialise itself.
-Trading relations with Brazil begins in earnest.
-Heavy industrialisation begins under patronage of the state. Many railways begin to snake their way over the country and cotton mills expand.
-Major education reforms are made and slavery is abolished. The nation has begun on the long difficult path through the Industrial revolution it is entering.

Chernobyl426 - Persia

-The military continues to modernise and build itself up, moving towards the northern part of the country.
-Persia offers the British a formal alliance. The latter agrees on the condition that they introduce complete free enterprise, free trade and open borders.
-A diplomatic attempt in Japan is made, but they cannot get any further into Japan than the island enclave the Dutch possess there due to the reactionary Japanese people and government.
-Formal attempts at economic improvement begin, and now that the artisans have a wider market they can make a good deal of money from exportation of luxury goods.

Spycrabz - Uganda

-A centralised kingdom finally emerges in this part of the world, lead by a military captain whom had deposed the preceding king.
-Arabian explorers from the east coast have made several inroads to this area, and have begun to bring a trickle of technologies, ideas and their religion with them. The most basic of trade links have been set up.

ewitwins - Spain

-The reorganisation of the army begins, and many arms are imported as possible. Percussion cap weapons becoming the norm slowly.
-The American embassy is asked to help provide these guns. However the ambassador merely laughs and says that he represents little more than the embassy he lives and works in.
-A Spanish man is murdered in suspicious circumstances. Spain blames Portugal for this and rounds up all Portuguese nationals in the country and seizes several industries and railways.
-Spain mobilises and threatens war with Portugal on the basis of the flimsy case of the murder.
-Much of the government cabinet is fired and replaced, in order to best suit the head of state and his interests.
-Unrest begins to rise, both due to the radical actions made and also from the possibility of war with Portugal.

MountainWatcher - Portugal

-The colonies have native militias raised in them, and a effort to build them up has begun.
-Talks with Uganda are to begin, once the Portuguese explorers have landed in East Africa and made the difficult trip overland.
-A new 2 day holiday is established, celebrating colonies, their expansion and improvement. One custom from the holiday is to drain an egg of its yolk, then fill it with scented water and throw it at people.
-In order to encourage industrialisation efforts, lands and titles of nobility are casually handed out to tycoons. Many flock to take advantage and the old nobility begins to highly resent this change.

Turn 10: 1845

Richard Wagner - Tannhauser - Grand March06:41

Richard Wagner - Tannhauser - Grand March

Music of 1845

Empires&amp;RevolutionsTurn10Map

Political map of Turn 10.

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EVENTS OF 1845 – NPCs and MISC:

-HMS Erebus and HMS Terror with 134 men, comprising Sir John Franklin's expedition to find the Northwest Passage, sail from Greenhithe on the Thames. They will last be seen in August entering Baffin Bay.
-The rubber band is invented in England.
-The revolutions throughout Europe begin to be brutally crushed by the authorities. Some nations adopt new constitutions and implement a few token reforms but for the most part most of them have been crushed.
-As the revolutions get crushed the remaining ones get weaker and more paranoid. By the end of the year only the Manhattan Commune is left, which is establishing itself as a independent nation.
-It demands to keep the lands it presently holds and for a peace with the USA.
-A unknown pestilence hits the potato crop in Europe. It fails and badly effects the Gaelic peoples of the British isles, many of whom begin to emigrate to Canada based on the booming economy there and stability. Texas receives some immigrants but much less than Canada.
-Worldwide the price of cotton and cloth is now dropping, prompting many capitalists to begin investing into other industries. On the rise is steel, coal and shipbuilding.
-Telegraph cables are spreading along the railways and making their way into governmental offices.

EVENTS OF 1845 - Players:

vampiresrock - United Kingdom of the Netherlands/Republic of the Netherlands

-The King assembles a formal invitation of all the heads of Europe to discuss future plans. Many diplomats are sent and a few important fellows too. At the assembly the drinks are poisoned and most of the ambassadors along with the King have died.
-The capitalists in control fear that they will be removed from power, and install the military to protect the nation.
-With no political opposition, an almost true laissez faire country is created and begins the quest for money, using the army to keep control.
-Protests are brutally broken up.

Greenen72 - Kingdom of Italy

-The Netherlands military pulls out as Italy has more or less crushed opposition. -The Kingdom of Italy is formally declared, and due to lack of input from Greenen but insistence the country continue, this country will only be referenced in Misc events from now on until he resumes such. -Naples is reduced to a few strongholds which are now being captured.

Mr. Bleak - United States

-Martial law is declared by the president, and the constitution is abandoned in a desperate bid for survival.
-The CSA finally concedes and rejoins the USA, out of fear of complete collapse and the fact that slavery does not matter any-more as all of them have more or less fled the plantations and the rest have either been destroyed or seized by the state or people to grow food.
-Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels rush to the Manhattan Commune to help direct the revolution. Trade unions in Europe send money and some volunteers to help in the revolution too.
-The USA and the Commune quickly begin to consolidate the lands around and form emergency guards. The red guard of the commune holds most of the cities and the navy. The USA holds the countryside and the south. Due to naval control a blockade/piracy attack begins on the USA by the Revolutionary Commune navy.
-The USA forms a council for collecting taxes. Many of them are collected on the gun of a gun barrel.
-France is asked to provide military support, but refuses to do so as France has recently brought in a revolutionary republic.
-Forts and barricades are rapidly built and much is seized by the state as it struggles to hold onto power.
-Canada tries to influence the American people into joining them, but now the fierce Manhattan Commune and the USA have established control over varying areas and stopped further Canadian excursions.

Ruskie - China

-The modernisation continues, and China is now considered to be in the industrial revolution.
-A powerful police force with wide ranging powers is set up, and state control of the press begins. Reactionaries are a particular target, resulting in further tensions between them and the younger generation.
-Schools now train children away from reactionary-ism, however literacy is still impeded due to the lack of a standardised national alphabet based on a western one for easy use.
-As industrialisation continues and the capitalists grow in power, they begin to influence the people of China to push for reforms favouring the Capitalists.
-The spread of railways is starting to cause mass migration on unprecedented scales, and as people move into the cities they double, triple, and then simply explode in size.
-The industrial capacity of China is the highest on earth, yet the practical use of it so far is very little at the moment.
-The static divisions of society into four classes is now breaking down. The rural people have gone from the most important to being treated like children or savages in the space of a decade.

Mon - United Province of Canada

-A fortification effort begins, and the mounted police are sent over many parts of the country to more effectively protect the people, with bases from local forts.
-Humanitarian efforts to supply the northern towns with food begins provided the people join Canada. Only a token few few, whilst the bigger cities simply seize the food and distribute it out on the streets to the starving.
-An agreement is reached with most native peoples, with colonisation on their land restricted in return for no counter attacks. -Some of the natives and Europeans end up setting up small trading posts which use a loophole around this rule. Slowly these posts are beginning to make a reliable trail over the country for internal colonisation.
-The government is mobilised into annexing the immediate border of the former US.
-A national census is performed, and most strikingly it shows an acceleration in immigration from 1841 onwards. Most of these new immigrants live in subsistence farms, logging farms, trading posts or hunting lodges. The rest have moved to the cities to work in industry.
-The cultures of the French in Canada begin to be diluted as Americans, Germans, Irish and Scots begin to immigrate in massive numbers, partly due to the potato famine.
-Communists begin to sprout up inside the country, forming trade unions and growing in size and scope slowly.

TreviStator - Russian Empire

-The Russian empire has given most national minorities in the empire their own parliaments and autonomy to the point they almost rule themselves. Russia is now considered to be made up of dozens of republics that have the Tsar as head of the empire with a formal constitution.
-Poland and Finland receive special status as they have a vice-royalty appointed by the tsar to represent them.
-A state duma is set up and new laws making the empire more liberal. The Tsars autocratic power declines into a constitutional monarchy.
-A new law is passed, banning ownership of land above 50 acres. The law is defeated in the Duma due to its insanity, and when pushed forward by the Tsar anyways the Duma declares it null and void.
-Railway networks are heavily invested into and begin to be built up.
-Cotton plantations have reached such a density around the Aral that the conquest of central Asia is demanded by the farmers in order to expand.
-Cotton mills are booming in the cities of Russia, and other industries begin to be branched into.
-With the recent reforms, the Kadet movement has been effectively smashed to pieces in the hopes of violent revolution as now a form of democracy exists. The only hopes left for a revolutionary movement is in the Right wing angry at these changes or the Socialists who eventually want to overthrow capitalism. The Kadets have more or less achieved their goals, but without having taken control of the government. They still write revolutionary writings but they are for the most part ignored.
-A research team headed by Ignacy Łukasiewicz starts research into crude oils.

Kamikaze470 - Colombia

-A military railway department is set up, organising the most efficient and practical methods to run a railway network in times of war.
-An urbanisation program begins, encouraging people to move to the cities for work.
-In order to lessen unrest, taxes are lowered in several areas. The resulting opposition is crushed by local police and military forces.
-Safety regulations for the most dangerous tasks is implemented, the number of missing thumbs starts to decline.
-The war continues successfully with increasingly high morale as the enemy fronts have collapsed and the government now sues for peace.

Chernobyl426 - Persia

-The army is put into active service and mobilises.
-Trade links are set up with Mexico. Persia promises exclusive trading rights if Mexico starts to assert itself in the north American continent. It begins to do so with diplomatic support from Britain and Persia.
-Exploration of the Pacific Isles begins.
-Trade caravans begin moving in and out of the Ottoman empire, and along these routes the British start to build railway lines.
-The mining and textile industry begins to slowly expand as the iron veins of the nation are laid out.

Spycrabz - Uganda

-Reorganisation of the military continues. Many disloyal officers are violently purged.
-The most basic of diplomatic contacts is set up with Persia, some trade leaks in and out.
-Trade is rather poor as the nation is landlocked and unable to reliably and safely trade with the outside world.
-Mining operations being, but are of a medieval standard in the extraction of iron.
-There is a high level of anger at the changes and establishment of the new ruler, unrest leads to several savage beatings of various people and the monarch is forced to crush a rebellion to the south.

ewitwins - Spain

- Nothing much happens. No commands were sent in.

MountainWatcher - Portugal

-A militia is set up, consisting of 1000 men.
-Portugal demands Spain release its prisoners and businesses, and offers Spain help to find the murderer.
-If these demands are not met then Portugal will close off all trade to Spain.
-Expansion of harbours in the colonies begin, in order to deal with the massive imports and exports of goods. As the harbours grow large ships are more frequently used and steamship building and maintenance yards become the norm.
-Portuguese language and culture is celebrated with more holidays and festivals in the colonies.
-To keep the reactionaries and natives happy, they are given parcels of land in the colonies and the power of the capitalists reduced. The capitalists argue that they need to fully transition from a semi-medieval state into a modern one like Britain or the Netherlands.
-A subtle cultural assimilation program begins.
-Courts are set up in the colonies under Portuguese law.

wulfe8857 - Korea

- Nothing much happens. No commands were sent in.

Mr. Face - Prussia

-A quasi-healthcare service begins. Children are examined by doctors and nurses at age 15 to see if they are fit for the military. A large number is rejected to the prevalence of rickets and other such diseases which stunt growth. Talks into dealing with this issue are held.
-Diplomats are sent to the Netherlands and Italy. The former dies in the Embassy due to the poisoning incident but the latter successfully sets up a good diplomatic connection.
-The constitution is reformed so as to make the nation a republic with a constitutional monarchy in place.
-A minimum wage of 10 thalers a day is established, and the trade unions are ecstatic at the news that governments are finally taking steps to solve poverty.

Turn 11: 1846

Mendelssohn Lauda Sion Op15:00

Mendelssohn Lauda Sion Op.73 (Highlight)

Music of 1846

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EVENTS OF 1846 – NPCs and MISC:

-Famines begin to strike Europe in various areas, rather than unrest forming most people simply begin to migrate instead and thus speed up the breakup of the old agricultural system.
-Chlorea spreads throughout Europe, the causes of it are unknown, but it happens in industrial cities.
-The famine in Ireland continues.
-The electric telegraph company is set up in Britain.
-The Saxophone is invented in Texas.
-The rotary printing press is invented in Canada.
-Reforms start to begin throughout Europe in order to avoid revolution. Baden and Wurttemburg finally end up joining as a United Kingdom.

EVENTS OF 1846 - Players:

Mr. Bleak - American Union of Federated Councils

-Diplomatic talks are held with the Manhattan Commune, both sides agree to a sharing of power between the Manhattan Council and the Washington Congress. Share and share alike comrade.
-The Economic system is reformed, to be State capitalist, in which all major industries are owned by the Manhattan Council, along with the Navy.
-The new economic plan was studied carefully and is now being brought into effect.
-The massive war has left several million dead or having fled. The flags flying are red and the workers finally have bread.
-A new constitution is drafted, and the orthodox Marxists leave Manhattan, believing that the world is not yet ready.
-Diplomatic relations with France over the war peter out as it comes to an end.
-With peace with the commune made, the military of both quickly re-establishes control over the country as soon as news of a strong central government emerges.

Ruskie - China

-Progress continues as before, the industrialisation is truly starting to make an impact as the massive production has begun to effect the world market and the Chinese are taking part in the largest social experiment of history.
-The Chinese language begins modification, and by the end of the year an alphabet system based on the Roman one is ready for use.
-Widespread action begins on the reactionaries, brutally putting down opposition to the industrialising world.
-Education continues, starting to take in the new ideas and creations of Europe.
-Christianity spreads like a virus throughout China.

Mon - United States of Canada

-A massive mobilisation and conscription campaign begins, and many troops are moved to the borders with the former USA.
-The navy is brought into active duty and men are press ganged into joining.
-Canada demands British help, in crushing the commune to the south.
-Forts in the west are auctioned off, and railways begin to slowly snake west along the fur trade trails.
-Anti-Communist propaganda is written and distributed among the people.
-The communist party which used to exist falls apart from the sudden vanishing of their leader, and begin to dissipate, some emigrate south.
-The country is essentially having a complete mobilisation order to all sectors.

TreviStator - Russian Empire

-Expeditionary forces are sent into central Asia, protecting cotton planters and defending them from attacks by various nomads in the area.
-As cotton production booms, and helps to multiply other industries it has reached a stage whereby now the rivers feeding the Aral sea are at below replenishment level for the first time.
-A envoy is sent to China, asking if they can buy lands from them in central Asia.
-Development into equipment that can survive winter conditions begins, as the Russians have noted problems with internal colonisation.
-It is discovered that crude oil can be refined into differing chemicals that burn at different rates, along with providing varying other potential uses. However most oil is discovered to be on the border of the tribes of central Asia and further within it.
-The Kadets movement becomes part of the normal Russian political system. The only extremists left are a handful of Socialists and Reactionaries with no real power.

Kamikaze470 - Colombia

-The annexation of Nicaragua is completed by the military.
-Quinine imports begin, in return for providing the Dutch with cheap cotton.
-Universal suffrage is introduced, provided you are male and aged 18+.
-Coffee plantations begin to be set up. It soon starts exportation.

Chernobyl426 - Persia

-The army is moved to the border with Russia.
-Talks begin with the Ottoman empire to help in the case of war. The Ottomans agree to an alliance.
-With income from exports, railways and roads are massively invested into by the state, productivity increases as a result.
-Attempts at colonisation fails due to poor naval standards and supplies. The ministers suggest a steamer or two be acquired to help hold the islands and also Quinine be imported for use.

Spycrabz - Uganda

-A propaganda campaign begins, and the people are indoctrinated into support for the king.
-The iron mines slowly expand in scope and quality.
-Colonisation of Kenya begins with the introduction of cattle herds. -The cattle are then exported to Persia and reliable trade starts to begin as crude ports pop up along the Kenyan coast.
-The start of trade means raids on the trail which the cattle travel down. Demands for protection are made.
-Uganda demands all the technological advances Persia can offer, in return for giving Persia 20% of their economic output.
-Animism is established in the kingdom of Uganda as the state religion. The largest minority religion is Islam.
-The rebels are more or less defeated, and the prisoners are gruesomely displayed as a warning to others.
-Portugal arrives, and talks begin.

ewitwins - Spain

-Fuck all happens.

MountainWatcher - Portugal

-Fortification projects begin throughout the empire.
-Military marches are held in the homeland and outside it, celebrating years of military dedication and service that has been provided to Portugal.
-Traders arrive in Uganda, and begin to try opening relations.
-The capitalists of the Netherlands are contacted about businesses, they seem willing to begin setting up industries provided they are not interfered with.
-National language schools are set up, teaching Portuguese to the colonials.
-A grants system is set up. Exclusive economic rights will be given to companies who do the best at setting up in the colonies. The Netherlands likes this idea as they have a good deal of quinine for export and an interest in setting up businesses.
-All trade with Spain is cut off and the navies begin an uneasy standoff.

wulfe8857 - Korea

-Korea begins to smuggle machinery into the country via black market traders in China.
-The first crude factories are set up.
-To help improve national health, taxes are raised and the income is used to pay for basic medical care of the people and vaccinations.

Mr. Face - Prussia

-An inquiry into why the Prussian diplomat died in Holland is made.
-The first national elections begin in Prussia, with popular support being high.
-Taxes and tariffs are generally lowered, and modified to suit varying economic classes the best.
-The Prussian military develop the Dreyse needle gun, one of the first guns to have everything contained in a cartridge that simply needs insertion of the cartridge and firing, increasing rate of fire from around 4 rounds a minute to 12 rounds a minute.
-Based on medical reports and advice, the government begins to give out standardised meals and milk to children and vaccinate them. The health of children improves notably as further cases of malnutrition are now much less and the death rate is much lower. Although costing a good deal of money to implement it is thought the reform will work well long term.

vampiresrock - Poland

-A full report is compiled on the state of the Polish military, it is found to be fairly good considering eastern standards, but backwards in terms of western ones.
-Diplomatic relations begin to be set up with other nations, and due to Russia being very lenient they more or less lose diplomatic influence over Poland.
-Taxes are raised, with the money heavily invested into education, reorganisation of the military and infrastructure.
Railways begin to start snaking over Poland and helping it, but without sea access Poland has a lack of international trade unless it goes through Prussia or Russia first.
-Political parties are looking into, and most give wide ranging support for the government and its policies in these early few years as nationalism is strong.

Cypher_09 - Japan

- A new shogun assumes power.

VOSK - Britain

-The naval begins modernisation as paddle wheel steamers give way to screw propeller ships and they begin to take on iron and steel cladding.
-The army is sent to South Africa.
-The sale and production of opium is clamped down on, and its production declines steadily under pressure.
-Some tariffs are introduced on goods coming from the colonies in order to raise money. Critics say that this is going to limit free trade which they argue is vital.
-The Chartists demand a democratic government, whilst the Liberals argue for abolishing the unpopular corn laws.

MuffinZerg - Argentina

-The country pours investment into military science and its furthered development.
-Free trade attempts with all other nations in South America are asked for, some are granted. A reply has yet to be made by Colombia.
-The land of Argentina is good for cattle grazing, which is set up as it requires little labour. Grain would also be good here, but there exists far too few people as the process is labour intensive unlike cattle.
-The leader claims that his women are the sexiest in the world, a dubious claim.

Turn 12: 1847

Franz Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No10:32

Franz Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 (Orchestra version)

Music of 1847

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EVENTS OF 1847 – NPCs and MISC:

-Felix Mendelssohn, German composer who composed many pieces earlier for the turns, is now dead.
-Mexico invades Texas with regards to a series of border disputes that escalates into war.
-The first congress of the Communist League is held in London.
-The Irish famine continues, and many flee to Mexico, Canada, Colombia, Argentina and other such places for employment.
-The world economy is starting to boom again, having recovered fully from the disasters earlier in the decade.

EVENTS OF 1847 - Players:

Mr. Bleak - American Union of Federated Councils

-The military is slowly quietened down as the country recovers from war.
-In order to better protect the cities against reactionaries, redoubts and ramparts begin to be constructed in increasing numbers around the cities and railways are similarly reorganised so as to better maintain them.
-Diplomats are sent to Mexico, Texas and Canada asking for neutrality among the nations so as to pave peace for the future ahead.
-The president in the Washington Congress gives up his post and joins the Manhattan Council, slowly building influence among the council.
-Eventually using this influence and a crack red guard, a naval ship is sent to the White House threatening to sell it if it does not give the council all power.
-The White House is later stormed by the Red guard in what amounts to be a coup, placing the former president in charge as Chairman of the Central committee of the union of councils.
-American Union of Federated Councils is formally announced and recognised by several international entities.
-With control over the country finally secured, full industrialisation and modernisation of the country begins at maximum speed, and the industrial output begins to steadily increase under state capitalism.
-A purge of the old world begins. Churches are pulled down and priests are dragged out to the streets and beaten senseless and robbed. The anger at religion explodes further as the great awakening of the previous decade has been met with extreme reaction that has resulted in a systematic elimination of religion. Orgies are held in Churches, the houses of the rich are looted, carpets are trodden in with shit and society is restructured.
-The Amish and native Americans are special targets too, and by the end of the year they have all been but eliminated from the earth.
-In Independence hall the national anthem is sung for one last time, before the building is seized. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAYPN-1Yjt0 The USA has ceased to exist.

Ruskie - China

-In reaction to the massive industrialisation, Mongolia declares independence and begins a war to protect itself from the west. -Many former aristocrats flock there in the belief that it is their last hope. Many nomadic tribes sent east by the Russian invasions also arrive here.
-The Empire commences a complete crackdown on any and all opposition to industrialisation, modernisation and education. It continues to accelerate faster and faster as the cities of China start to sprawl outwards and become smoggier.
-The Romanised Alphabet is introduced, and now all children in schools are be to taught it.
-A crackdown on illegal trade begins, and soon all machine parts trade to Korea finishes.
-Railways are spreading more rapidly now.
-The old Chinese culture finally begins to die under sustained heavy assault by the state.

Mon - United States of Canada

-The army is in general mobilisation, yet without orders.
-The British army arrives, it too waits for further orders in Canada to see what needs done.

TreviStator - Russian Empire

-A special elite group of men, trained in the latest tactics and newest equipment “Spetsnaz” are trained.
-The army is sent to the Persian border, and with the invasion by Persia a bloody war begins, little gains made by neither.
-Trips are conducted to the Aral sea, it is discovered that the salinity of it is gradually increasing and the water level gradually decreasing. Aralsk is founded there and a few ships are built and sail over the sea to examine it.
-Russia wishes to open further talks with China.
-The last of the land in central Asia not owned by a state is annexed by Russia, and the cotton farms continue to rapidly grow and spread. Industrial production explodes further and white gold continues to feed Russia's rapidly developing industry.

Kamikaze470 - Colombia

-The Honduras is invaded. It is very rapidly annexed as the nation was not really prepared, but other nations in the region take fear and attack Colombia as they fear they are new targets.
-Ecuador is negotiated with to purchase the Galapagos islands. Ecuador asks for a yearly free import of machinery for five years if they agree.
-12 hour maximum working hours are implemented, with much joy to be had from the population, along with basic minimum wages. Immigration to the nation begins to gradually increase.
-A national census is conducted, and it is found that literacy is around 40%, and the illiterate is mainly composed of agricultural workers.

Chernobyl426 - Persia

-A full scale invasion of Russia begins, and is halted in the caucus as both sides were prepared and Russia has a railway network to move the troops down.
-Industry is invested into the southern area of the country, and full exploration of the pacific begins, colonies will be completed soon.
-France and Mexico are talked with, both glad to open up trade contacts.
-The Russians capture one town, and in it they brutally kill a British trader there.

Spycrabz - Uganda

-Trade links with Portugal are opened, and trade caravans begin to move more reliably overland from the central kingdom to the trading ports.
-A new ship “Verpa” is launched, based on Portuguese designs.
-A democratic election is held. Oddly enough they elect the king. The native attacks on trade have been dealt with harshly, and as the trails develop in scope and scale the activity likewise does so and the native attacks slowly fade away.
-Verpa sets sail for Persia, hoping to establish trade.

ewitwins - Spain

-Without a new turn, this nation will be considered dead until a new one is sent in.

MountainWatcher - Portugal

-Trade links with Uganda are firmly established, and trade begins to slowly prosper between the two.

wulfe8857 - Korea

-Sakhalin is claimed, and colonisation begins.
-A new national holiday is declared by the glorious leader Heonjong Joseon.

Mr. Face - Prussia

-The socket bayonet is improved upon, the century old design is developed into a well made knife perfect for multiple uses, use by itself as a weapon and on the end of a gun barrel.
-An international football tournament is held in Konigsberg, to help boost relations with other nations. All nations who wish to are invited to begin next year, and continue for every 4 years after from 1848 onwards.
-Successful trade is opened with Italy, Britain and Canada.
-Investments into the economy continue with good speed noted. -The improving health and education of children begins to lead to steadily increasing production. If the reforms are kept at the existing level production will continually increase for at least another decade. Further reforms are demanded.

vampiresrock - Poland

-The military is finally organised and rebuilt to serve Poland after their original end.
-Poland asks Prussia for the opening of borders to facilitate free trade and enterprise.
-Education is further invested into by the government, and with a spearheaded campaign to encourage industrialisation for a strong Poland.
-Cotton mills rapidly expand, especially with imports from Russia, helping to contribute to a thriving economy.
-Manufacturing begins to improve likewise, with increasing production in coal and iron too.

Cypher_09 - Japan

-Nothing happens. Jesus dick.

VOSK - Britain

-The military and navy are mobilised, and sent to await in Canada for further instructions as the colony has asked for assistance.
-A occupation of South Africa begins, and the army begins to push north.
-A new army service is introduced, if a man joins and serves in the army for 10 years he will be given a free plot of land and money. A good number take up on the offer as the industrial revolution displaces former farmers and wool workers who would otherwise simply starve.
-Machine parts are in good production, and a very profitable good as every single country in the world needs machine parts for industrialisation. Further investment is made by the capitalists.

MuffinZerg - Argentina

-National service begins, all fit men at age 18 must serve in the army for 2 years.
-Cattle and grain production is massively invested into, and begins exportation. However without the ability to keep the food cool or having adequate ways to preserve it by other means most exports is limited to close neighbours.
-Crop and cattle husbandry begins, with a institute set up to improve the crops and cattle through new scientific methods. However it is mostly ad hoc at the moment due to a lack of knowledge in the field. One reason is that scientists working it in are reluctant to publish their findings for fear of persecution by religious peoples.
-An inquiry into the best way to achieve industrial strength is made, and most agree that the next step should be to start iron and coal mining, steel and glass production and finally extension of the fishing fleets along with the existing grain and cattle.
-Improved grain and cattle production leads to population growth and a healthier population as cheap diary products and red beef improves the health of the people. Poor infrastructure still limits this though.

Scarbo - Ottoman Empire

-A new conscription service is put into practice, following western models.
-The Ottoman Empire asks Persia for assistance in industrialisation.
-An alliance is sought with Austria, but Austria agrees to only a neutrality pact.
-The civil and criminal code is reorganised to provide updated laws for an updated era.
-Taxes on the rich are eliminated, and raised on the poor to compensate. Capitalists immediately flock there to take advantage of this and begin to set up wineries and alcohol refineries, which is then exported for massive profit.
-With this profit, the capitalists also begin to help industrialisation slowly in other sectors, but are compounded by the countries archaic links to the past.
-Chemistry is invested into, and with the introduction of vaccines and new medicines the general health slowly improves.
-Urbanisation begins.

Studmuffin47 - Mongolia

-Mongolia is formed from the collective anger of all the right wing of China, demanding an end to the radical ways killing China.
-Mongolia asks for Russian assistance in the struggle for independence.
-Many reactionary intellectuals in China flee to Mongolia, leaving China more and more western and liberal as the upper classes left behind have less and less opposition.
-Mongolia demands full independence.

Turn 13: 1848

Radetzky March - Johann Strauss Sr03:01

Radetzky March - Johann Strauss Sr

Music of 1848

Empires&amp;RevolutionsTurn13Map

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EVENTS OF 1848 – NPCs and MISC:

-The Great war has begun.

EVENTS OF 1848 - Players:

Mr. Bleak - Union of Federated Councils

-Full mobilisation of the entire Union is carried out.
-The Canadians and British move in from the north, and massive sea battles take place between steamships on huge scales. Due to the American manufacturing capabilities and supplies being very close they have the initial upper hand. Many steamships are seized by the state.
-The Canadian and British armies march in, and after capturing the rural areas are held up in the industrial centres.
-Massive encouragement is given to the people of the nation to produce as much as possible to protect their American heritage against the imperial British who want to make them a colony again.
-Many British and Canadians are attacked in brutally violent guerilla tactics by the revolutionary red guard.
-The war very quickly becomes a focal point, with the fervour of the population reaching insanity levels.
-The British Embassy is ransacked, all the men inside are beaten to death with hammers.
-The government promotes the freedom and equality of old, stating that if Britain wins then civilisation will end.
-Railway tracks are ripped up, bridges blown up, telegraph cables cut and everything of notable worth is burned to slow the British.
-All economic contact with Britain and Canada is severed and blockaded.
-To support Mexico, Texas is invaded too.

Ruskie - China

-A huge public relations campaign starts, claiming that the reactionaries are worse than the scum of the earth. All must be done to wipe them out.
-The army is mobilised, and sent by train to Mongolia. Some of the railway trains are forcibly blocked as some tracks have been torn up.
-The new model army is successful in defending urban centres, but fares badly on the open steppes.
-Full modernisation and industrialisation continues, and old China is rapidly breaking up due to heavy pressures. The Reactionaries become even more violent and China becomes more and more polarised.
-Old traditions rapidly die as many are not written down in the new writing style, incompatible with the old systems.
-The industrialisation pushes further inland, and the earth begins to bleed riches.

Mon - United States of Canada

-Using a flimsy excuse for war in which a fake invasion by the “Communists” happens in Canada the military invades.
-Progress is good at first, but slowed by guerilla tactics and a poor navy. As a rule of thumb it turns out that the areas that are completely burnt out and destroyed are the easiest to control, yet are economically ruined.
-Many Americans in the conquered zones flee south, and many fights to the death occur as the people believe their right to self rule will end.
-Diplomatic relations are opened with China, expressing interest in the nation.
-War industries are heavily subsidised, and with account of the earlier expenses the nation soon acquires heavy debt.
-A war propaganda centre is established, with vastly exaggerated claims of success.
-Alternate media sources begin to be silenced by the government.

TreviStator - Russian Empire

-The war against Persia continues, with some losses noted as it is discovered that many flanking attacks have been carried out in the mountainous regions. More success is had in the Ottoman empire.
-Further mobilisation is ordered after the Ottoman and British empires also both invade, via Crimea and Persia.
-The Russian army is moved over the railway system, and disrupts regular grain trips to the capital as the railway system is not yet fully developed.
-Full support is given by the Russian people to the Tsar, to protect Holy Mother Russia and against the foreigners.
-Despite modernisation, the Russian army still has many troops without guns or boots.
-The foreign relations ambassador states that the Tsar is going to kill them all.
-Greece joins in the war, and nationalistic tensions rise in the Balkans as the people want to throw off the Ottoman yoke, spurred on by the Austrian empire.
-Poland and Finland is demanded to provide military support.
-The Finnish send some of their army to help Russia in the war.
-Poland does likewise.
-Trade is cut with Britain.
-The army is also sent to Mongolia to help the Chinese conquer it. -The Cossacks prove to be highly useful.
-Looks at stopping the Aral sea draining are made. Suggestions are to pass a law demanding the channels to cotton farms be laid with waterproof material.

Kamikaze470 - Colombia

-Money and military support is sent to Mexico, in support for ending the rest of the central American nations.
-Due to the war being rather easy, many of the detachments help Mexico in the conquest of Texas.
-Immigration is limited, and as a result industrialisation begins to slow down, due in part to this as people to fill the factories have dropped.
-Railways are further built up, and basic safety regulations are implemented to protect people from the most lethal of tasks.
-A full trade embargo is begun on Britain, cutting off economic ties.
-Due to the war with Britain, Belize is seized by Colombia.

Chernobyl426 - Persia

-The initial war goes very well, with many cutoffs and flanking attacks being done, along with heavy Ottoman and British support.
-The entire nation is mobilised for full war.
-Charities are set up in order to support the war effort, and many humanitarian actions take place. The condition of hospitals is shocking however, disease is rampant.
-Many British officers and men are offered high paying good jobs in order to join the Persian army. Some of the British desert to join them.

Spycrabz - Uganda

-The country continues to trade and develop as silently as ever, slowly growing.

MountainWatcher - Portugal

-Diplomats are sent to Persia and Russia to persuade them to end the war.
-Diplomats are sent to Uganda, and they give many of the poor there gifts. The locals are impressed by the Portuguese.
-Trading posts and forts are set up along the trail. Discussion for a railway along there begins.
-Taxes are reorganised to further encourage industrialisation.

wulfe8857 - Korea

-Opening trade with Russia is asked by the government.
-Naval bases are built in Sakhalin, though at the start they are fishing villages.

Mr. Face - Prussia

-An inquiry is made into opening a full military alliance with Britain and Canada is made.
-Education is further invested into. Much like in real life it is the best education system in Europe.
-An election is held, and public confidence in the government has risen from 20% at establishment to 67% now.
-Secularization becomes a policy with regards to education.
-The military is modernised and brought up to scratch. It hungrily looks to satisfy the Prussian taste for war.
-Schesweig Holstein becomes an issue, and war with Denmark looms over its handling.
-FIFA 1848 is held for the first time, it is a great success. However it mostly consists of German nations in it as most other ones refuse to come based on hostile relations with each other in recent wars. Oldenburg wins the cup at a score of 3-2.

vampiresrock - Poland

-The army is sent out to support Russia.
-The economic system continues to improve.
-Research is carried out into the basic building blocks of nature. Theories on the atom are postulated. Work begins firstly into electricity and chemistry in order to further understand their nature.
-A massive focus is begun into researching these things. Batteries are made, arc lamps tested, DC motors are crudely spun, chemical tests done and the such.
-The kerosene lamp is invented.

Cypher_09 - Japan

-For fucks sake do something you lazy cunt.

VOSK - Britain

-Due to the multiple wars, trade with Russia, AUFC, Mexico, Colombia, Poland, Finland, Greece has come to a complete or near end.
-Industry begins to suffer as cotton imports decline, forcing the empire to rely more on India.
-Steel, coal and iron production begins to boom as the demand for arms begin.
-Military campaigns start in AUFC and Persia. The military is found to be badly run, with too many nepotist officers and poor logistics.
-Heavy investment into Railways, Telegraphs and healthcare begin.
-The Public Health Act establishes Boards of Health across England and Wales, the nation's first public health law, giving cities broad authority to build modern sanitary systems.
-The government begins to take a bigger and bigger role in economic and social affairs.
-Universal suffrage is enacted. Massive riots and protests begin at such a dramatic change, but they quieten with time as the war becomes a bigger issue.
-The monarchy self-abolishes itself.
-The overstretched army finds itself in difficulty. Conscription begins on all classes as a result as full economic mobilisation begins.
-Reforms into uniforms begin, in order to provide better camoflague.
-Matale Rebellion begins in India.

MuffinZerg - Argentina

-Industry here quietly develops, and exports increase as prices increase and markets get better for this food producing nation. The first canning factory opens.

Scarbo - Ottoman Empire

-The Ottomans are forced to invade Russia, spurred on by Britain and Persia, combined with existing orders to mobilise against Russia.
-The army is found to be horribly equipped and backwards, but the sick man of Europe can still aim a gun.
-Some gains are made in the east, but lost in the west.
-Nationalist incitement in the Balkans is causing massive troubles for the Ottomans, fears that their puppets will break away are risen, and the Austrians look hungry.

Studmuffin47 - Mongolia

-The army is brought up into full mobilisation, based around hit and run tactics.
-The urban centres are very quickly lost to Chinese incursions.
-Russian incursion also causes severe problems.
-The population fight on desperately, it becoming more hopeless each day as the borders contract and every reactionary found is brutally murdered.

RedSyndicate - France

-The army is mobilised and sent to the south of the country.
-Railway development begins, with heavy state subsidies.
-The French people are encouraged to emigrate to Algeria over the USA.
-President Bonaparte takes his Oath of Office in front of the French National Assembly.

Firefox42 - Mexico

-Full military support is given to the AUFC.
-The army also helps Colombia in the invasion and division of Central America.
-Infrastructure is highly invested into by the government, and begins to improve. The crude railways aid in movement of troops up into Texas.
-Gold is discovered in California, and shortly after the news spreads people begin to flock there. Tiny villages called San Francisco or Los Angeles of utter insignificance begin to see population movements.
-Emigration from China is the main one, It however leaving barely a dent in China but a massive increase in Mexico.
-With Texas outnumbered, it is formally annexed by Mexico.

Turn 14: 1849

R. Schumann -- Overture „Manfred", Op12:15

R. Schumann -- Overture „Manfred", Op. 115

Music of 1849

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EVENTS OF 1849 – NPCs and MISC:

-A worldwide slump in trade has occurred as now all empires involved in the war have badly cut markets, and a reduction in official naval peacekeeping has led to an increase of pirates.
-Environmentally, for the first time the global average temperature is now starting to rise due to heavy industrialisation and deforestation.
-The World War has lead to the establishment of revolutionary Marxist parties in all states taking part, minus the AUFC. They are the only calls for peace, but are mostly drowned out by the Liberals and Conservative support for the wars.
-Four Christians are ordered burnt alive in Antananarivo, Madagascar by Queen Ranavalona I and 14 others are executed, the disease they brought was Christianity.

EVENTS OF 1849 - Players:

The Great War (1847–present):

AUFC, Mexico, Colombia, Russia, Prussia, the German Confederation, Poland, Finland and the Balkan states VS. Britain, Canada, Persia, the Ottoman Empire and Sweden.

Eastern theatre:

-Persia continues to fight well in the Caucasian mountains, with increasing British and Ottoman support. The army pushes further in.
-The Russian army is now fully brought to bear down on the southern front, and attrition begins to take a toll on both sides.
-The railway networks begin to literally crack under pressure, the overworked lines break and the locomotives break down. Food being moved to the cities becomes much more difficult as the existing routes are busily used by the army, along with many conscripts from the farms and a huge disruption in farming output too.
-Disease spreads like wildfire, but both sides fight with grim determination.
-The Crimean front pushes further inland, but many British and Ottomans perish in the struggle to gain more land.
-The Balkans also begin to fracture, the Ottomans army movements have resulted in a skeleton force which has begun to break down after the Balkan puppets declare independence and join the war with Russia.
-Greece pushes further inland, but the British navy begins to strangle their coasts.
-The Persians manage to reach the Aral sea, and in the commotion the cotton farms are burnt down and the irrigation ditches ruined.
-The rivers feeding the Aral have stopped doing so and the sea is starting to dry up at an alarming rate.

Western theatre:

-Britain pulls the military out of Canada, but leaves the navy behind.
-The British navy begins heavy shelling of the AUFC, and achieves a degree of success.
-The combined Mexican, Colombian and AUFC forces push north, and begin to bloodily fight for every last square inch of land.
-Everything of use is destroyed before it can be reached. Farm animals are stabbed to death with bayonets. A shortage of food starts to cause people to hunt for and eat anything they can find.
-Forests are set alight by the retreating armies along with coal mines. Acid rain soon appears and begins to ruin croplands and city buildings.
-Habeas corpus is permanently suspended in Canada.
-A huge offensive is tried on Detroit, and they succeed at destroying outlying sections of the city but ultimately fail to capture it.
-As the south coalition march north, they find only barren scorched earth.
-With the arrival of winter and lack of infrastructure, the army is forced to bunker down until spring.
-Prussia convinces every other German state excepting Austria into a full mobilisation.
-The army is brought to the borders and waits with the navy in Calais. Due to the British being tied up elsewhere the Prussians launch a full scale sea invasion.
-The Prussian army marches into Suffolk and Norfolk, and immediately the local population panic and begin to flee.
-A massive rebellion rises in Ireland at this news, wanting to finally get rid of the British. They rush inside landowners houses and loot them, followed soon after by killing every English or Scotsman they can find.
-The whole of Britain is in complete panic.
-Sweden mobilises in defence of Britain, and the army is moved to the Finnish border.
-The Finns are called to arms, and begin to mass on the border of Sweden.
-The Prussian, Swedish and Russian navies conflict, with the Swedish being forced back into their ports.
-Colombia starts naval invasions of British held colonies, a number of which succeeds.

Mr. Bleak - Union of Federated Councils

-The war goes fairly well, despite economic disruption.
-Funding into the military and industry is put at an all time high. The country falls into massive debt in order to pay for both. Despite this better rifles appear and are utilised.
-People begin to blame others for the war. British nationals and Canadians are rounded up and sent to military camps, where they are worked literally to death.
-The sheer scale of bodies has led to further disease, causing disaster.
-The native Americans stand no chance, they are completely obliterated by the wars and entire tribes vanish.
-Many forests burn or are cut down to help the war effort. The forests are badly damaged by the war. Riverbanks sink into the rivers and they begin to silt up.
-The Mississippi River levee at Sauvé's Crevasse breaks, flooding much of New Orleans. Levees elsewhere are also failing.

Ruskie - China

-Much of the same old industrialisation and modernisation continues.
-The new model army, with Russian help, manage to retake Mongolia after systematic execution of the reactionaries have led to them being wiped out.
-China has finally reached the stage where it can be considered a civilised nation, and the army grows and modernises. The navy does likewise.
-The capitalists demand that China open trade with Korea.

Mon - United States of Canada

-Total mobilisation has lead to exhaustion of the nation as it destroys every last scrap before the southern offensive fails.
-The army retreats to areas with established military fortifications, and bunkers down. However disease takes its toll and the forests are badly damaged by the war. Riverbanks sink into the rivers and they begin to silt up.
-The government asks the AUFC, Mexico and Colombia for peace in return for the state of Michigan. Surprisingly they refuse.
-The west coast is advertised to the Chinese. Nobody comes due to the finding of gold down south which is more attractive.
-Propaganda shows the enemy as savages (Which is true) and the population is further riled into a frenzy.

TreviStator - Russian Empire

-The war industry goes into overdrive, and supplies to the troops begin to improve.
-The armies die of disease and hard fighting however, and reinforcements brought in by the railways have taken their toll. The railways break down and imports of goods to the cities decline. -Wheras 2000 wagons of grain arrived in Moscow each day in 1847, only 1200 arrive now.
-Movement of the cotton has become nigh impossible as the railways are already used for food and troops.
-Officers begin to despair at the news, and one commits suicide.
-The irrigation around the Aral sea has been mostly destroyed, and the sea is now rapidly drying up. Salts and other chemicals have begun to poison the skies and land, whilst the fish in the sea start to die out.
-The cotton plantations are burned or abandoned due to military affairs.
-Hearing the news of the dead officer, a priest organises a massive rally to march to the Duma and demand “Bread and Peace!”.
-The protesters are fired upon by the guard, killing hundreds.

Kamikaze470 - Colombia

-Trade links with Ecuador begin, and machinery is exported to them in slowly increasing number.
-Work on the Panama canal begins, albeit rather slowly due to lack of heavy digging machinery, a railway and labour as the immigration to Colombia has slowed.

Chernobyl426 - Persia

-Attempts to use captured Russian railways begin, but they already have broken down into disrepair.
-Attempts to contact Brazil, Finland and Poland are made. The latter two refuse to leave the war as they are next door to a hostile power to them.
-Propaganda campaigns continue, with massive encouragement of the people to protect the country.

Spycrabz - Uganda

-The military is sent into Somalia to initiate a war. With Portuguese tactics and equipment, and also the benefit of a strong centralised army and monarchy with good supply lines, the armies march with good speed.
-A new type of currency, a gold coin which is called the Dong is introduced.
-Uganda asks Portugal for help in improving its existing mining industries.
-Agriculture and forestry steadily improve likewise.
-A Portuguese embassy is established.
-The road to the coast begins paving. There are now demands for a railway.
-Talks into use of the White Nile so as to sail directly from Uganda to the Mediterranean sea are discussed.

MountainWatcher - Portugal

-Expansion into Africa accelerates.
-Portugal says to China that if it gives them Macau, then Portugal must be given complete free trade access so as to continue business.
-Ships are sent to Persia, which begin to evacuate people the Portuguese government needs, mostly Portuguese nationals including the embassy. Many locals fear that they may be losing the war if nations are pulling out.
-Many refugees are sent to Uganda, and towns are hastily built to provide for them.

wulfe8857 - Korea

-Little happens, other than slight modernisation and increasing smuggling into the country. There are demands to end the tight border controls.

Mr. Face - Prussia

-Prussia takes full diplomatic control of the German confederation. -They are all mobilised in the war against Sweden and Britain.
-Denmark invades over the issue of Schesweig Holstein. Their armies are soon repelled however by the collective force of Germany.

vampiresrock - Poland

-The Polish are uneasy about the war, but continue to provide military support as it does not worsen.
-Neighbouring nations are encouraged to look into the sciences, but only a few German states, Finland and Russia bother to interact.
-A central research institute is established for them to share scientific advances.
-A continued assault on the old system continues as Secularisation, Rationality, Positivism and Science is encouraged.
-The first oil well is established, and oil lamps become common in the immediate area around it.

VOSK - Britain

-The economy is effectively seized by the entire state for use in the war.
-Massive military reforms are undertaken and conscription introduced.
-Whatever trade ships can move, trade with Persia and China.
-Massive war debts are racked up as the Empire spends more and more to pay for the war.
-A purge of traitors begins in the country, with the focus being on incompetent officers mainly.
-After the German invasion, the country goes into panic.
-Poles, Germans, Russians, Finns, etc are all brutally attacked within the country and militia divisions form to take on the Prussians.
-Ireland has a massive rebellion, which the Britain finds rather difficult to deal with. The Irish demand home rule.
-The Indian rebellion is put down.

MuffinZerg - Argentina

-The arts are invested into, along with a focus in industry. Argentina soon becomes one of the centres of the romantic movement.
-Agriculture is further invested into, becoming more profitable. The only way to reliably store food is by canning or drying. As a result many such factories for exactly that are begun.
-Bovril is invented as one method of food preservation, it proves to be highly nourishing, well kept and above all a highly profitable export, especially to armies.
-The new artistic movement promotes national consciousness and patriotism, combined with peace and a good economy the people become very content and it is a good location for immigrants.

Scarbo - Ottoman Empire

-Percussive lime cannon shells are invented, which upon hitting a target will explode and leave a irritating dust cloud which can burn skin and lungs if inhaled.
-Propaganda is printed in large quantities, and the Empire promises an end to all social ills and a fairer world after the war If they win.
-The Balkans begin to collapse as nationalist feelings take hold.

Studmuffin47 - Mongolia

-Total war proves too much to be a strain, causing Mongolia to soon implode and resistance degenerates into raiding bands and then melts away.
-Mongolia is crushed between the Cossacks and China, the population is then heavily punished and most leaders executed.

RedSyndicate - France

-Railway expansion continues.
-French grants the German army right of way.
-The German army helps the local French economy by buying a lot of the local goods and meeting the local prostitutes.
-A sudden invasion of Spain is begun, and the French smash through to Barcelona. However the Spanish panic and mobilise. -They eventually arrive in Catalonia where fierce fighting then begins.
-Cuba, Philippines and other such Spanish colonies begin to demand independence.
-Factories are also invested into. The French people begin to get dissented with the industrialisation going on, yet do not complain too much yet due to a booming economy.
-The first French postage stamps are introduced.

Firefox42 - Mexico

-Chuhuahuas are made the national animal, after one of them is found to be rabid and infecting Canadian soldiers.
-Mexico provides full military support to the AUFC.
-California begins to industrialise in the gold rush, and Mexico begins to profit immensely.
-With the wealth generated, a new fleet is started construction on consisting of iron steamships.

Stethor - Brazil

-The army begins to be invested into so as to be brought up to some good standards.
-Trade is opened with Britain, and some machines are imported, though in decreasing number as the war in Britain causes some issues.
-The entire Amazon rainforest is opened to logging. Investment starts to increase and the forest begins to be rapidly cleared.
-Slaves are bought by the government and used to run state owned logging camps, paper mills and lumber mills.
-The monarchy celebrates another year in power!

Skullivan21 - Austro-Hungarian Empire

-The old Kaiser is removed in a coup de etat by the military when plans of going to war are heard.
-The military puts in place a Liberal cabinet that reforms the empire, giving more rights to the Hungarians.
-Other nationalists such as the Romanians begin to press for their own self-determination.
-A conscription service is established, with good bonuses given to loyal men.
-Modernisation begins on a grand scale.
-Taxes and tariffs are reformed in order to encourage investment. It begins to work slowly as it is one of the few places not ruined by war.
-The Empire submits a vow of complete neutrality.

Obnobs - Sweden

-The military is mobilised, and begins preparations for war.
-Propaganda is distributed to the people, also for the war.
-The Swedish navy, badly beaten, flees to the home ports.
-Some Finnish raiding bands sneak over the border and begin guerilla warfare.
-However the Swedish army easily outnumbers the Finns, and force the groups out as the border is tightened.
-The Swedish minorities in Finland are harassed by the authorities, and many flee to Sweden.

Turn 15: 1850

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Music of 1850 (Schumann, Symphony no 3, 'Rhenish'): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAgryXypleE

EVENTS OF 1850 – NPCs and MISC:

-Comintern is formed by Karl Marx, inviting the leaders of all Communist nations to send representatives to discuss the future of communism.
-In some nations the economic systems have begun to recover or even prosper.

EVENTS OF 1850 - Players:

The Great War (1847–present):

AUFC, Mexico, Colombia, Russia, Prussia, the German Confederation, Poland, Finland and the Balkan states VS. Britain, Canada, Persia, the Ottoman Empire, Sweden and Denmark.

Eastern theatre:

-The Russians try to sue for peace, but the Persians do not respond and instead withdraw. When the Russians march back to reoccupy former Russian lands they are ambushed violently.
-The Ottoman lines implode due to a focused Russian offensive and the problems in the western half of the empire.
-The British collapse has left the Persian and Ottoman lines to buckle and then collapse. The Russians begin a brutal offensive, and the Crimea is recaptured.
-The Aral is recaptured, but by this point has been irreversibly ruined by the war.
-The Balkans implode and soon the major Balkan states carve up the Ottoman empire.
-The Russian army is 100 miles from Constantinople.

Western theatre:

-A final last ditch offensive is begun on Detroit, and whilst it initially succeeds the lack of reinforcements leads to the lines imploding. -This is compounded by the news of the British collaspe.
-The AUFC, Mexico and Colombia continue the massive offensive on Canada. The strain of war begins to loosen on the AUFC as the armies push further north.
-The British navy abandons Canada to its fate as the British government collapses, Canada is now left more or less on its own.
-Guerilla warfare and mass executions continue, along with devastation.
-The forests continue to be felled, and everything useful is destroyed. The warfare degenerates further into raids rather than pitched battles.
-The main cities are heavily shelled, and strict rationing reduces the calorific intake to 600 calories a day north of the front lines last year. Communist and anarchist communes start to spurt up along with military coups.
-The winter proves to be the harshest yet as the lack of burnable material and lowered fat reserves leaves many to die from disease and starvation in the north.
-The Prussian invasion of Britain leads to widespread panic among the government, it dissolves and either flees the country or throws in their lot with other groups. The front extends slightly further inland.
-Prussia offers peace to all belligerents if the status quo is resumed, the other states of the German empire likewise wish to offer peace to the British.
-Denmark joins the alliance due in part to the war with Germany, but they continue to lose the war. By the end of the year Denmark sues for peace and gives Prussia Schesweig Holstein.
-Sweden calls for peace, and move back to their borders. The Finns and Russians dig in at the border until further reinforcements arrive.

Mr. Bleak - Union of Federated Councils

-Trading links are opened with Chad, and as the economy begins to recover aid is sent to Russia and Prussia to help in the war effort.
-The budget is moved to favour the navy, which with Mexican help begins to modernise. The historic ships which took part in the revolution are converted into museums for the public to look at. They are also complete with red banners and a band that comes every Sunday to play socialist inspired music.
-Bonds are introduced to help pay for the war, and near the end of the year most of the harvest is successful, prompting the people to have celebrations as they reach mid-century and anticipate a socialist utopia for the next half of the century.

Ruskie - China

-The new goal of the military is expansion to 1.5 million troops.
-Western training continues, with the military reaching equivalent of militia troops in Europe.
-New artillery and gun designs are looked into, the advice given is that stronger barrels and multichambered breechloading guns be introduced.
-The Chinese government gives the land Russia captured during the Mongolian war as thanks, and exports a good amount of materials.
-Free trade is opened with Korea, and both nations benefit massively as a result.
-The reactionary Japanese see a Chinese delegation and are shocked by their adoption of nanban methods. The Japanese Shogunate orders a complete lockdown on all ports and to refuse any and all contact with anybody from outside the islands.
-Education is further invested into, with Spanish and English quickly rising to become two competing foreign languages being taught to most Chinese students.
-Healthcare is invested into for the first time, with it being mostly along Prussian standards.
-The economic power of the nation and relative peace has resulted in it becoming the most economically powerful nation on earth, but has lost its cultural identity in the process. Many artists and musicians begin to explore everyday life for the new industrial Chinese man. The work that emerges is called realism, a lot of it in reaction to the old Romanticism still popular in China that is now rapidly vanishing along with Reactionary-ism.
-Relations are opened with Chad, and a military detachment and arms are sent to help modernise the army.

Mon - United States of Canada

-The parliament quickly descends into a dictatorship shouting out propaganda pieces, calling on Canadians to defend their homes. -The fight becomes a literal one for survival, but the total war has reduced to country to the skeleton of its former self.
-The leaving of the British navy left the Canadian one vulnerable, and when given the command to attack the crew pour water into the fireboxes.
-People begin to flee the country, and the harvest fails due to a lack of manpower to cultivate the crops and the military invasions.
-The population has been reduced to 18th century levels.

TreviStator - Russian Empire

-Dissent begins to drop as news of the British revolution spreads, but this only encourages the other revolutionaries.
-The army and economy of the nation is now exhausted, mostly continuing the fight through sheer will and the generous contributions by allies in terms of gold, arms, food and machinery.
-The cotton farms begin to recover but the aral sea is predicted to be gone completely by the end of the decade.
-The Russian people truly believe the war is being won as the allied forces begin to move in bringing supplies and men with them to continue the war.

Kamikaze470 - Colombia

-Taking advantage of the British failure in war, the Colombian government seizes every colony they can find belonging to the British.
-An alliance is entered into with Brazil, and trade soon prospers as a result.
-Rationing is considered for a short time, but the food production levels and collapse of the enemy fronts have rendered such an idea obsolete.
-Immigration restrictions are removed, and many people begin to flood into the country. A large number of them are British nationals seeking asylum.
-Work on the Panama canal continues slowly. It is estimated that by the end of the decade a fully developed canal and railway will be in place and ready for operation.

Chernobyl426 - Persia

-Under attack from increasing sides, the collapse of an ally and the backbone of the army broken the country begins to retreat inwards to fight for survival.
-Strict rationing is begun, and fights to improve healthcare are made, yet little is done in the chaos of war.
-The government promises democratic reforms and an election next year, buying them a little time to keep down the revolutionaries.
-Trade and industry collapses as British support suddenly vanishes.

Spycrabz - Uganda

-With massive Portuguese help the first railway on the continent (except Algeria) is constructed, connecting Lake Victoria to the east African coast. The industrial revolution will grow from this trunk line.
-As a symbol of friendship the Ugandans invite the Portuguese for formal relations.
-Some boats sail up and down the White Nile, but the waters are too rough for proper use until much further north.
-Uganda's first public school is opened, students are learning Afrikaans. Portuguese and Arabic are offered as secondary courses for students to take.
-Many asylum seekers arrive and begin living in Uganda.
-The army expands further into Somalia, and formally annexes it.

MountainWatcher - Portugal

-Industrialisation continues, along with colonialism in Africa.
-The army continues to expand in size.
-The Portuguese army begins to help the Ugandan one to modernise.
-Mining machinery is exported to Uganda, and output improves steadily.
-The government announces that the great war is foolish, and that Portugal is safe.

wulfe8857 - Korea

-Modernisation continues, and after a conscription order is put in place the army begins to reform along Chinese lines.
-Trade with China fully opens, and Chinese society begins to influence the Koreans massively.

Mr. Face - Prussia

-The economy is focused mainly on the production of war goods, and heavy industry benefits as a result.
-Another election is held, giving the role of Naval commander to another man than the commander of the military. The president announces he will step down in 2 years time.
-The navy strengthens with heavy government investment.

vampiresrock - Poland

-The Polish army withdraws from Asia, after noting the successes made.
-Poland tries to start trade relations with all countries, and vows a oath of neutrality.
-Scientific development continues, and oil drilling and distillation begins to spread in Poland.

VOSK - Britain

-The government collapses under the strains of war and the national leader fleeing.
-A provisional government is formed, along with workers councils in every major city. The councils set about taking over the country along the lines of the AUFC and begin to declare that the world revolution is beginning.
-Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels held to lead the way in establishment of the councils, drawing lessons from previous insurrections.
-There is heavy debate amongst the councils and government as if to surrender to the Prussians and keep the state secure, or to spread the revolution further.
-The conservatives flee to their stately homes or try to leave the country as a result of the revolution. Many of them emigrate to France.
-The collapse of Britain has led to the armies and navies fleeing back home, dealing a huge blow to the war effort.
-The Irish rebels form a coherent government, and form the Republic of Ireland. There is a short bloody civil war with the north to establish full control.

MuffinZerg - Argentina

-The military is thought to be backward, and invested into heavily to compensate for the lag in technology.
-Bovril proves to be insanely popular due to its good qualities and ability to keep. As a result massive amounts of it are produced and exported, it being sold to the warring nations.
-Cattle ranching and grain production skyrocket, and the population grows too as the nation becomes wealthier and wealthier.
-The middle classes are encouraged by the government to begin investing into industries, and with beef profits the economy begins to diversify.

Scarbo - Ottoman Empire

-Taxes are highly raised, and the military desperately funds the lime power shells for use in war.
-The shells prove useful, but only so many shells can be produced before the Russians can advance safely with high wind speeds.
-Propaganda shouts at the people to preserve their great land, it being greatly aided with depictions of Russian men fleeing from the lime dust clouds.

RedSyndicate - France

-The advance into Spain continues, with good progress as the Spanish are depressingly weak and feeling defeated as the last glimmers of their empire are snuffed out.
-A delegation sent to Chad establishes it as the protectorate state of Africa, and whilst many other nations have tried to contact it, Chad has chosen France.
-The French begin construction of the railway line to Chad from the west coast, often beset by the difficulties of raids and diseases despite best plans to avoid both.
-Spanish colonies begin to be annexed and have French rule established in them, Cuba still remains however along with the Philippines with a presence strong enough to warrant self rule.
-Based on the writings of Karl Marx, Napoleon III has written and put into force a manifesto detailing the issues in France and how best to solve them. A underground party you probably never heard of has formed called “Fleur Rouge”, which the slowly growing proletariat is starting to join.
-Non-State owned industries begin to be bought up by the government along with railways, who see to the industrialisation of the country as a priority.

Firefox42 - Mexico

-Gold is exported in massive quantities as the industry rapidly develops. Immigrants who flood in begin to adopt the language of the locals fairly easily, and the village of San Francisco has risen from 1000 residents to 25,000 in the last year alone.
-The gold is used to financially support other nations in the war effort, and provides to be a crucial factor in maintaining them this year.
-California quickly becomes associated with the American dream, and people begin to rapidly try and make their way there, and the Spanish language soon becomes the lingua franca of northern Mexico.
-The steamship fleet is heavily expanded with profits from the gold.
-December 17 is now Paco the chihuahua day, in remembrance of the chihuahua who fought for Mexico.
-With economic expansion the Mexican nation becomes more optimist in their future outlook.

Stethor - Brazil

-The military starts a program of strengthening, keeping a small professional military force.
-A invitation to all countries is made, wishing to start the miss universe competition that will see many women go to Brazil and be voted on whom is the most sexually appealing. Most of them fall sick from malaria upon arrival.
-Diplomatic pressure is put onto Uruguay to force annexation, and with little room to manoeuvre the latter sees itself isolated and begins to prepare the military.
-A massive statue of the king is built, with him punching the stuffing out of a jaguar.
-A demand for a large diplomatic conference is held in the capital for peace, yet few delegates arrive.
-The economy is nationalised, and the government starts a series of 5 year programs. Many of them see the systematic elimination of forest carried out and wood dependent industries grow.
-Botanists and other biological experts take in the information and begin to compose writing as they see that the rainforests vanishing will cause many animals to die out.
-Trade is cut off with warring nations, but due to an official trading link with Colombia the treaty is bypassed through this loophole.

Skullivan21 - Austro-Hungarian Empire

-In order to provide for a better military, mobilisation is heavily invested into. Telegraph cables, railways, etc begin to become common. Time is also synchronised and timetables set up in order to help aid mobilisation.
-Companies whom directly aid the military are given tax reductions, and a minimum wage and working day of 10 hours is established.
-The empire is organised into a series of states with a representative for each, who run the national council. This further has a leader of itself whom holds office for several years and acts much like a dictator of the empire.

Obnobs - The Republic of Scandinavia

-Relations begin with Chad, but very little is done due to most of the navy being under heavy blockade by the Russians and Prussians.
-The country has a massive series of reforms, and renames itself “The Republic of Scandinavia”
-Many Norwegian and Swedish nationalists view this negatively, even more so with the reforms implementing state capitalism under the guise of “Communism”. Marx declares that this nation cannot be Communist as it has merely renamed itself.
-The military budget is reduced and the military begins demobilisation, with most money saved being put into the science and telegraph budget. Soon a network of telegraph stations begin to quickly pop up around the country and make it more wired. By the end of the year a message can be sent to anywhere within the Republic within an hour.
-Railways develop as well, providing the first stages of the industrial revolution to take root.

aaronds - Chad

-Chad forms as a small centralised nation around the lake Chad, based upon a local missionary explaining Marxism to a local king.
-Immediately news spreads and every major and regional power sends a diplomatic delegation to see this new nation. The French one wins main influence and succeeds are turning Chad into a protectorate.
-Massive trade begins as many nations send Chad new technologies, weapons, tools and machines.
-Chad begins outward expansion in all directions, with heavy support from the French and other nations who are keen to modernise and develop it.
-A fiercely militaristic mindset develops, and cavalry breeding begins on a huge scale to move quickly to attack other peoples.
-Human breeding is also encouraged, with refusal to reproduce being seen almost as a national crime.
-Despite the name as a Communist nation, it quickly becomes evident that it actually has developed into National Socialism rather than Scientific Socialism.
-Sokoto begins to fear Chad encroachment.

Turn 16: 1851

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Brahms, Scherzo in E-flat minor Op.4 played by Wilhelm Kempff

Music of 1851

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Political map of Turn 16.

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OFFICIAL EXISTING ALLIANCES:
League of South American Superpowers: Brazil, Colombia, Argentina

EVENTS OF 1851 – NPCs and MISC:

-The Dutch nation is the most highly urbanized and modern on earth. The number of trade unions in the country skyrocket as the workers read of the events in America and Britain, and begin to ponder on what to do.
-As industrialization continues the whaling industry is now emptying the seas of whales and the forests destruction has started the process of the globe warming.
-The Aral sea mostly dries up.
-Jute is found to be possible to be made into cloth by machinery, provided it is treated with a form of oil first. Jute provides extremely useful for making sacks and cloth, and in a rapidly industrializing world demand begins to grow for it.
-Charles Darwin publishes “The Origin of the Species”.
-The general trends in warfare means that the lines of troops battling each other is becoming more risky, and anti-infantry guns are looked into to see how to best prevent solid blocks of troops on the field.
-Warfare is becoming more static, with a focus on choke-points now with massive assaults to take said points.
-It is now possible to lay telegraph cables underwater now.

EVENTS OF 1851 - Players:

The Great War (1847–present):

AUFC, Mexico, Colombia, Russia, Poland, Finland and the Balkan states VS. Canada, Persia, the Ottoman Empire and entities of former powers.

-The war is starting to peter out, with the balance of power clearly changing sides.

Eastern theatre:

-With increasing foreign aid, the Russian army successfully maintains order and manages to push on and rout the enemy powers. The North American alliance are massive contributors.
-The Persian and Ottoman fronts simply dissolve, and the fighting degenerates into guerrilla warfare.
-The increasing pressure forces many nations to start opting out of war, the support for the old regimes which 4 years ago were firm and secure, now does not exist.
-The war is quickly coming to and end.
-Distribution of propaganda has fallen mostly into the hands of the North American alliance, whose Socialist propaganda has become wildly successful by showing that nations worldwide are collapsing and the Socialists are winning wars.
-The Russian army marches to within a few miles of Constantinople.

Western theatre:

-The Canadian front implodes, and the people fight literally to the death as both sides become more brutal.
-Canada becomes a ruined landscape, and the people lose hope. Most try to flee or join the most extreme of groups. Cannibalism and occult ritual murders take place. A Jewish community has their children thrown onto bayonets by soldiers for fun before the women are raped and then murdered.
-The government of Canada flees into hiding as the armies advance and all what was gained is lost.
-The dictator, fearing his demise decides to shoot himself with a pistol.
-The devastation has all but ended Canada.
-The Prussian army marches into London, and the country surrenders.
-The Provisional government of Britain sues for peace with Prussia, and agree to install a new regime modeled on the Prussian one.
-The German delegates also sign a treaty that forms all of the states into a single alliance, and the head of the Prussian state is sworn in as head of a new state.
-The German Republic now exists.
-Karl Marx writes fiery pamphlets, heavily funded by the AUFC. The consciousness of the Proletariat begins to rise as a result in all countries worldwide.
-The provisional government starts a crackdown on Communists, and some other political groups appear based along extreme far right lines in response to the industrial revolution.

Mr. Bleak - Union of Federated Councils

-The Great Flood of 1851: extensive flooding across the Midwest occurs. The town of Des Moines is literally washed away.
-Moby Dick is published. It is critically panned.
-The AUFC begins to annex every scrap of Canadian land it can, sacking any settlement that refuses to give in.
-A worldwide campaign to spread socialist ideas begins by the AUFC, further made successful by the fact that 2 such revolutions have already occurred and 2 wars have been won.
-The economy is focused into rebuilding of the country after the 11 years of war and revolution.
-The Central committee renames Washington DC to The Central Estates, and a whole new education system is put in place. It forces all children until the age of 17 to attend school.
-The government begins to research new methods of improving land travel. One such is the invention of a steam bus which crudely takes people through the streets of Manhattan. It is ridden mainly for the sheer novelty of it.
-The Spanish tongue begins to become more common in everyday life in the western parts.

Ruskie - China

-A bureau is established that combines both industry and military, its purpose being mainly to produce and maintain new military technologies.
-Production of multi-chambered guns begin, along with breech-loaders and better casting techniques.
-The production of modern weapons begins to increase.
-A man in Taiping declares himself to be the prophet of the lord himself, and many people rally around him.
-Some staff and weapons are sent to Chad to try and him them to modernize.
-Continuing industrialization and production improves over and over. Slowly the label “Made in China” starts to become that of good quality mass produced goods.
-Chinese goods have begun to slowly cause the prices of other goods to drop.
-Socialist groups, agitated by the AUFC and Marxists, have begun to sprout up in response to industrialization.
-The Chinese language is rapidly dying out in written form. The two main languages are Spanish and English. The intellectuals demand to know which shall be the chosen language.
-Healthcare and education reforms continue, with the general health and mental state of the Chinese continuing to rise each day as the modern world arrives on the end of a bayonet.

Mon - United States of Canada

-As the war is lost, the country loses all hope of survival.
-The country collapses into bands of rabid people, that get annexed by either Mexico or the AUFC.

TreviStator - Russian Empire

-Land grants are established to provide farms with fertile farmland, encouraging them to move and explore for new land.
-The railway network begins to be rebuilt and repaired, along with being expanded as the stress of war is being lifted.
-New inventions begin to trickle out and about Russia, and gaslights begin to rapidly spread in light of new technological advances from Poland.
-Capitalists soon realize the potential, and begin to implement shift works, 2 12 hour shifts a day by two different people so the machines never stopped operation.

Kamikaze470 - Colombia

-Cuba is given recognition by the Colombian government after it declares independence.
-Ecuador and Venezuela are contacted to discuss the possibility of an economic union. Both seem willing.
-Freedom of the press is established, and the country begins to diversify in thought and economic prosperity.
-Coffee plantations and railways heavily expand, and one of the goods in demand by the rising middle classes is tea and coffee, with the result of coffee shops beginning to be set up worldwide (The finest from Colombia).
-A league is formed with Argentina and Brazil.

Chernobyl426 - Persia

-The country shrinks massively under heavy Russian attack, and soon the people are demanding peace or to have the monarchs head removed.

Spycrabz - Uganda

-A fully established full time professional military force, with heavy Portuguese influence has proved successful in expansion of Uganda.
-Two clippers are built and sail to the Ottoman empire, where they try to initiate diplomatic relations. However the Ottomans are too busy trying to keep the empire from ending.
-A assassination attempt is made on the king. The blame is placed on the government itself and the king quickly purges the government of people whom opposed his policies.

MountainWatcher - Portugal

-Expansion and modernization of the military begins, with a high focus also on the navy. A few steamships are built and the older obsolete ones are given to the Ugandans.
-Portugal denounces the French invasion of Spain, saying that it is a slap in face of all of us who are trying to recover from war. -Despite the fact they invaded several years beforehand and did not raise any concerns about it then.
-Foreign aid work and investment into the colonies sharply drop, as the money is being invested into the military instead.

wulfe8857 - Korea

-The army is mobilized, and the navy brought up for service.
-Trade relations are established with the Dutch.
-Propaganda begins to emerge, which stress the importance of expansion of the country.
-Industrialization picks up on and follows the tails of the Chinese industrial revolution. -A pet dog is acquired by the cabinet, and they name their pug dog Byeon Yi. Some think this is an insult whilst others laugh at it. -A embassy is set up in Chad.

Mr. Face - German Republic

-With the British beaten into submission, the German empire is declared.
-Popular support for the Government is at an all time high, especially with the declaration of the empire.
-Peace is made with all powers, and the government pursues a policy of economic investment and neutrality.
-Germany is now an economic powerhouse, and gas lighting begins to leak in through Poland.

vampiresrock - Poland

-A defensive military policy is pursued by the government.
-A mercantile policy is pursued by the government, promoting exports and trying to limit imports of manufactured goods. It works to some degree but capitalists complain about its introduction.
-Oil wells are sunk, and expansion of the industry continues as oil and gas lighting become popular throughout Poland and beyond.

VOSK - Britain

-The London council flees with the German advance, and the provisional government exploits this to discredit the council and negotiate peace.
-This will be open for use by another player now, the government now cracking down on communism in the country and this nation has to pay heavy war reparations to the nations it has damaged.
-Ireland wins the civil war and establishes itself as an independent state.

MuffinZerg - Argentina

-Argentina joins LSAS.
-Food export profits are heavily invested into industry. Glass and metal production along with processed food, coal and other industries that benefit from or support the production of beef and grain note massive improvement.
-Food exports to other South American nations begin to cause a decrease in food prices. As a result farmers are slowly being forced to turn to other industries in neighboring countries.
-Banks and joint-stock companies are now proliferating, with heavy expansion leading to economic boom.
-People begin to demand new social rights as Socialism takes root among the workers.

Scarbo - Ottoman Empire

-The government fights to the death as Russia closes in. The Mameluks withdraw all support.
-The lime dust shell production begins to decline and the Russians advance accelerates.

RedSyndicate - France

-The President has a military coup, and dissolves the republic. A Communist party is put into power underneath him that seeks to radically change French society.
-All industry is nationalized.
-Capitalism is condemned and said to be the source of the evils of society.
-Much of the new policies floating around are implemented by a eager French population.
-Railway construction to Chad continues. This railway soon becomes the best way for travel into the country, which means the French have complete control over diplomatic delegations that travel to Chad.
-The war in Spain continues, and the Spanish begin to disintegrate and also from within as Communist groups emerge and the Spanish lose hope in the war.

Firefox42 - Mexico

-A delegation of doctors is sent to Chad, to aid in helping of the country.
-Research into the lime dust cloud technology begins. It is found that wearing protective clothing over exposed skin and breathing through a fine cloth is enough to stop most of the worst effects.
-Socialist reforms to the country begin based on AUFC lines. Healthcare and education are the main benefactors.
-Mexico booms further, and the country becomes a symbol of economic prosperity and wealth.

Stethor - Brazil

-The “Show” army is more invested into, providing a good jolly for the monarch and good parades.
-The league of South American Superpowers is formed with Brazil at the head.
-A trade embargo is placed on Uruguay.
-A semi-vigilante force is formed from the people. This force has been taught that the great war cannot ever come to them, and they must remain vigilant.
-At great expense, a massive photography campaign is begun to catalog the entire progress of the country and show events from around the world and the devastation of war. There are so many newspapers and photographs that it proves a wonderful source of information to the people, whom are now one of the first aware of worldwide events.

Skullivan21 - Austro-Hungarian Empire

-Research into firearms is commenced, and soon the guns reach German standards.
-Trade is opened with the German Empire.
-Safety regulations, minimum wages, unemployment subsidies and the such are implemented and begin to show moderate success in both sating the demands of the lower orders and giving the government greater role in taking care of its people.
-Education based along German lines is established, with education being forced to people until age 18. Healthcare likewise is invested into.
-Areas of land are set aside for public debates, which eventually end up with great crowds of people drawn to watch politicians and people have charged talks and rallies on the issues of the day.

Obnobs - The Republic of Scandinavia

-The nation pulls out of war, and reduces the army to minimum defense size.
-The war between it and Finland is nicknamed “det violsläkte krigg” (Or Se orvokki sota) due to the lack of any real war on both sides.
-The rest of the budget is poured back into upgrading infrastructure. Telegraph cables and railways become increasingly common, and all are now under control of the state.
-Communist reforms are also implemented, based along AUFC and French lines.

aaronds - Chad

-Chad has so many embassies that an entire section of the capital is established for them, with the French one being the main dominating and most impressive building.
-The delegations help to introduce massive reforms that very quickly bring it up to Ugandan levels.
-Poison weapons are tested on infertile women.
-Modernization and industrialization rapidly develops, and the population begins to expand.
-Cavalry breeding leads to the development of a large terrifying cavalry force that only concentrated rapid fire can repel. However such a development does not yet exist and it allows for them to easily swarm smaller armies or massacre ones without good weapons.
-Sokoto demands Chad stop expanding.

Turn 17: 1852

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Ballad form opera King Charle's Hunt

Music of 1852

Empires&amp;RevolutionsTurn17Map

Political map of Turn 17.

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OFFICIAL EXISTING ALLIANCES:
League of South American Superpowers: Brazil, Colombia, Argentina

EVENTS OF 1852 – NPCs and MISC:

-The Communists attempts to storm British parliament, with various other communists possibly linked to Austria-Hungary, the AUFC, Sweden and Russia are discovered to be collaborating with him.
-The coup fails as the assistance promised by another foreign power is nowhere to be found as it is too busy mobilising.
-The Parliament building burns down in the process. The Socialist and Communist parties fail to reach an agreement after the latter is blamed for the coup and lose heavily in the emergency election. -The British National Party makes significant gains in the process.
-The leader of the BNP allies with the Tories to enact an emergency law that sees the suppression of the Communists. Many are arrested, including Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
-Civil liberties have now been suspended in Britain until the Communist threat is eradicated, the BNP blaming Britain's problems on the Catholics mainly.
-Charles Darwin's works are in full circulation, and begin to rock Europe to its core. The Church becomes increasingly angry and massive debates are held over the issue.
-Secularization and reaction to it rapidly spreads, and threatens to rip national churches apart.
-The British East India company seizes control of India, and sets up a corporate nation in its own right. The Indian Princes begin to worry about this, and some revolt.
-Other areas of the British empire quickly succumb likewise into either annexation by others or declaring independence.

EVENTS OF 1852 - Players:

The Great War (1847–1851, armistice signed 1852):

-The Russian offensive slows down and comes to a stop as military leaders on both sides agree to an armistice, based on the fact the two governing bodies have failed to act.
-The Ottoman capital falls to the Russian army, and the map begins to be rapidly redrawn, however due to a lack of Russian action, Anatolia does not get annexed and instead forms its own nation.
-The war comes to a end, a bloody affair which assured Russian supremacy and kick started nationalist movements in the Balkans and Middle east.
-The last of the Canadian enclaves is annexed by Mexico and the AUFC.
-Other belligerents quieten down too, and a final treaty is drafted up.
-The treaty outlined the various changes. Most notable are the recognition of the AUFC and the German Republic as independent nations, along with Turkey. Land changes to Britain, Mexico, AUFC, Russia, German Republic and others are also recognized.

Mr. Bleak - Union of Federated Councils, AUFC

-The first steam powered fire engine is tested.
-The new lands are consolidated under the regime, and reconstruction begins.
-The army is demobilized.
-A diplomatic conference is held with Mexico to discuss the future of the Canadian region.
-Representatives from the ruined Canada are invited and plans are drawn up on how to rebuild the area.
-The failure of the harvest in Canada is the last straw, and for the large part it is mostly abandoned, as immigrants flee southwards.
-Exports to Chad begin, but stop soon after the seizure of the railway lines into Chad by the USSR.

Ruskie - China

-The army continues to modernize and grow, steadily becoming higher in quality.
-110,000 men, most of whom are little better than raw conscripts, are put on high alert and mobilized. The Chinese government states that the situation in Africa is the reason for this.
-More envoys are sent to Chad, before the railway line is closed down.
-A focus on English and Protestantism begins, with this being the preferred replacement culture and religion for the country.
-The reactionaries become increasingly angry with the elimination of China, especially as old books and records cease to exist and the English language begins to be taught and bastardized with time.
-The Taiping man states that he wants the foreign rule of the Manchus to end, and for the Chinese to rule themselves.
-He gains more support, and despite action by the secret police he is not fully closed down.
-Social reforms continue well, and the Socialists become divided over the issue. Capitalists become annoyed with the reforms and they also provide to be costly as well to set up.

TreviStator - Russian Empire

-Leo Tolstoy's first novel, Childhood, is published.
-The army is demobilized.
-The maximum working hours are limited to 8 hours a day, and the capitalists support it when they realize that with gas lighting it allows 3 shifts of workers in a factory around the clock. The lack of minimum wages keeps the capitalists happy too and the workers are satisfied by the reforms so far.
-The proletarian population grows and grows even further, and the countryside begins to bleed fresh labor. The old traditional Russian culture is beginning to die out, and the Orthodox church comes under increasing pressure by the people as it fails to provide spiritual requirements and is viewed by many to be corrupt.
-Ad hoc breeding of cotton plants begin, but without a formalized science with regards to breeding the gains are barely marginal.
-After the invasion by Sweden, Finland demands military assistance from Russia for helping in the preceding war.

Kamikaze470 - Colombia

-The army is demobilized, and the budget is focused onto the navy instead.
-The rest of the army is sent to Chad, but is unable to enter due to the railways having been shut down.
-An economic union is formed with Ecuador and Venezuela.
-Trade opens strongly with Austria and China.
-Trade unions are legalized, provided you aren't socialist.
-Underground railways are looked into, but dismissed due to a lack of need for them.
-Minimum wages are improved, and education focused along the German method.
-Land reforms designed at clearing the land of people are enacted, and many of the lower orders lose their land.
-People without lands or jobs are forced to either join the Panama canal project or move to the cities.
-The canal project goes very badly, with frequent cases of Yellow Fever and Malaria that quinine can only do so much to cure. Everything from miasma to sabotage is blamed.
-The lack of heavy industrial machinery or infrastructure means the canal digging goes slowly and painfully. Rain washes away the dirt.
-Low wages means little enticement to work on the canal.
-Only two kilometers have been completed so far out of the 82 so far.
-The jungle provides a terrible opponent, and as long as the jungle exists there it shall contribute its share of disease and animals. -One problem being the lack of wood cutting machinery.

Chernobyl426 - Persia

-The war with Russia comes to an end, and the Persian government re-establishes itself and tries to rebuild the country.
-Many still fear the Russians will push on.

Spycrabz - Uganda

-Following Portuguese trends, Uganda begins heavy investment into the military and its expansion.
-Railway lines and industry begins to slowly grow further, and Uganda is now exiting the feudal age as capitalists from abroad begin to set up shop and start investing here.

MountainWatcher - Portugal

-Portugal moves quickly over the borders to annex areas of Spain that the French have not yet reached. The two governments then sign a treaty dividing the country between themselves.
-Fortifications begin to be built in numbers, and state owned arms factories are set up and begin production.
-Propaganda is sent out mocking the Spanish.
-Naval expansion is heavily invested into, with a new fleet of steamships being the pride of the navy.
-Imports of weaponry from Germany and the Netherlands continue in increasing numbers, before the German government cuts off the exports later on in the year.

wulfe8857 - The People's Republic of Korea

-In a sudden movement, Korea begins an invasion of Japan, via Nagasaki. The presence of several “modern” ships (Mostly older obsolete vessels from the pre-1840s) manages to make landing a easy task.
-The Korean army is equipped with varying weapons of varying qualities, and after the Japanese mobilize their medieval forces begin battle.
-The Japanese demand the Dutch to send help as soon as possible.
-Nagasaki is captured, but little gains are made after.
-The navy proves to be massively effective however at taking Nagasaki, and there are suggestions made to bomb every coastal settlement.
-The country is renamed in order to make the people of the country feel patriotic.
-Some imports of weapons from Mexico and Austria are made.

Mr. Face - Republic of Germany

-Diplomats try to access Chad, and Germany states that any interference with Chad means war.
-When the USSR blocks Chad off, the German army mobilizes and moves into the Rhine.
-Demands are made to resolve the situation in Africa are ignored.
-The President willingly steps down along with most of his cabinet at this crucial time, compounding the problems further.
-The FIFA world cup is once again held, this time in Cologne. The mobilization however forces it to end early.
-Production drops after Polish imports slow down, leading to the gas lights being forced to switch off due to shortages.

vampiresrock - Poland

-Attempts to contact Germany are made with regards to trade, but these are ignored.
-Nonetheless Poland returns from war and begins to focus on modernizing and industrializing peacefully.
-The military continues to modernize and build up, taking into account new developments in warfare.
-Oil production begins to increase, and now most of Poland and Russia have begun to benefit from the new innovations in lighting.
-Coal gas is also invented and begins use.
-Exports to Germany drop off mostly due to trade restriction, and heavy domestic and Russian demand.
-After the invasion by Sweden, Finland demands military assistance from Poland for helping in the preceding war.

MuffinZerg - Argentina

-The time that national service is for is increased by another year, which annoys some people considering there is no war on at the moment.
-Food tariffs are massively ramped up, and exports shut down. The capitalists begin to complain about this, and public support is mostly with them.
-Food prices worldwide, particularly in beef and grain rise. Internal food prices drop due to oversupply, and cause the farmers to protest as well.
-Social reforms are implemented, and Capitalists are given greater freedoms, but people still massively complain about the illogical food tariffs.
-The drop in supply outside of Argentina leads to slight panic among military leaders as the supplier of most preserved food has stopped exporting.
-Industrialization stops in its tracks as the people protest against the tariffs and start to strike.

Scarbo - Ottoman Empire

-The Ottoman Empire collapses after the capital is seized by the Russian army.
-A provisional government flees to Anatolia, and try to re-establish control under a democratic form of government.
-The Sultan is forced to surrender, and now after 5 centuries, a Christian power is again in control of Constantinople.

RedSyndicate - Union of Senatorial Socialist Republics, USSR

-With the annexation of Spain, the name of the nation is changed to reflect it as a Union rather than a nation.
-The telegraph supersedes the semaphore system.
-After a joint collaboration with Portugal, Spain is divided between the two nations.
-A new act is passed, which abolishes France and establishes a Union of Republics. The Spanish and French Republics make up this Union of Senatorial Socialist Republics.
-Chad cuts off diplomatic relations with France, allying itself with China and declaring itself independent.
-A division is sent to the railway line into Chad, and quickly closes it to foreign access.
-All movement in and out of Chad ceases, and multiple governments and delegations arrive at the French port rather confused.
-The Canaries are ceded to Portugal.
-A forced industrialization of Spain begins, based on a planned economy.
-The German government mobilizes in response to France, and the army is mobilized to meet this threat. Armies from both sides have a stand-off on the borders.

Firefox42 - Mexico

-The army is sent to Chad, but stopped at the main port when the USSR has been found to deny foreign access.
-Trade relations begin with Korea, and several Mexican bullets soon find themselves embedded in Japanese skulls.
-Research into firearms continue, though without a clearly defined direction.

Stethor - Brazil

-War games are held into the possibility of invading a neighboring country. They are found to be successful but make other powers in the region concerned and begin to prepare in case of war.
-Uruguay is offered to join Brazil in union, providing the former with a large degree of self rule and offering numerous economic benefits. A partial union is created in terms of trade, but the Uruguayans refuse to join in full union.
-Healthcare is mainly invested into for this year of the plan. As the rainforests are cleared there is concern about the wildlife it damages and the natives too. Many native attacks begin to increase, especially after some groups begin to be wiped out by disease brought by the Europeans.
-Heavy woodcutting machinery is developed in order to cope with the forests in Brazil, progress is still slow however at deforesting the land. A large amount is being used for farmland after and has begun to compete with Argentina as it becomes an alternate source for food once Argentina closed itself off.
-Education programs begin, and many of the people who would be otherwise working are replaced by slaves.
-People begin to demand reforms to see the conditions of slaves improved or even freed. The collapse of the British navy has led to increasing slave trade traffic as it has little opposition.
-Society begins to slowly polarize into a slave class held by the state, and free people.

Skullivan21 - Austro-Hungarian Empire

-There is an increase in nationalist movements that begin to move towards liberation and freedom for their home countries.
-The military continues modernization.
-A Federal Deposit Insurance Agency is set up to back Banks and keep credit flowing.
-A National Insurance and Commerce Agency is set up to investigate fraud and other white collar crimes.
-The new agencies have a limited power and scope due to existing levels of development, but with time they seem assured to slowly improve.
-National colleges are set up to aid in education of the people.
-Trade opens with Korea and Colombia.

Obnobs - The Republic of Scandinavia

-The army, highly mobile and up to date due to telegraphs and railways, move to the Finnish border ready for a war.
-The Swedes demand the Finns move their army out of Sweden, and the Finns respond by stating that their army left last year.
-The Swedish army invades Turku justifying it based on on reconquering core lands.
-The budget is refocused on the military somewhat, and on infrastructure.
-Propaganda begins to be issued, helped massively in part by the well connected telegraph and railway system which spreads information rapidly.

aaronds - Chad

-Chad cuts off diplomatic relations with France and declares independence, in response the French Government cuts off all routes into the country.
-Chad allies itself with China.
-Chad opens a deal with the Netherlands to allow use of their ports, other than that the French have Chad under a complete blockade.
-The young nation quickly succumbs to revolts and rebellion as European aid is cut off and the people soon revolt after the bullets and trained men run out.
-Chad faces complete collapse as the French strangle the country for betraying their diplomatic deals.

VOSK - Australia

-Australia forms as an independent nation, with control of New Zealand as well.
-Émigrés from war torn areas are invited to Australia to take advantage of the peace there.

Turn 18: 1853

The FAE Sonata Movement I Allegro (Albert Dietrich)12:56

The FAE Sonata Movement I Allegro (Albert Dietrich)

Music of 1853

Empires&amp;RevolutionsTurn18Map

Political map of Turn 18.

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OFFICIAL EXISTING ALLIANCES:
League of South American Superpowers: Brazil, Colombia, Argentina

EVENTS OF 1853 – NPCs and MISC:

-Charles Dickens writes Bleak House, the first English novel to feature a detective.
-Charles Pravaz and Alexander Wood independently invent a practical hypodermic syringe.
-Alfred Russell Wallace publishes A Narrative of Travels on the Amazon and Rio Negro, with an account of the native tribes, and observations on the climate, geology, and natural history of the Amazon Valley.
-Antoine Desormeaux invents an endoscope lighted by kerosene.
-The post box is introduced, making the sending of mail easier.
-Crisps are invented, a tasty snack indeed!
-The Shogunate in Japan is forced to open its borders, based on Dutch advice. A few trading groups brave the journey to Japan and begin to sell it materials as the shogunate views that modernization is the only way to survive.
-Research into new military weapons progresses, and an interesting new artillery piece has arrived, developed by Mexico.
-It is a type of volley gun that has been developed, which operates by having a plate with 50 bullets slid into it and fired via a crank. The new artillery piece whilst offering good firepower and reloading times, does not have a great deal of mobility.
-Utilizing cunning investment strategies, the nations of Colombia, China, Persia have all managed to finance the company in Mexico that produces the new guns. After being shown to be a success the company becomes rapidly successful. Increased confidence leads to more domestic investment by the nations that invested into the Mexican guns, causing a a noticeable economic growth in all quarters for this year.
-The inability of the British government under Wellington causes a government collapse, especially after the loss of Bermuda to the AUFC. In the next elections the BNP wins a landslide victory and manage to rewrite the constitution. The Duke of Wellington dies from old age, and with this the prime minister combines the title of President and Prime minister to form that of Leader.
-Many Left leaning people, Catholics, Jews, Irish and the such are moved to camps for detaining by the government. Karl Marx vanishes from the record books along with Engel.
-Steamships are now beginning to use steam power whilst out of combat, it becoming efficient enough to do so now.
-There are demands for a standardized time system, splitting the world into 24 sections and choosing a suitable location for the location of the prime meridian.

EVENTS OF 1853 - Players:

Mr. Bleak - Union of Federated Councils, AUFC

-The AUFC sends the navy to annex Bermuda from the weak British government.
-The military is now serving as a policing force in Canada to pacify the region, but it will remain bitter and economically poor for years to come.
-Trade links are opened with Cuba, and steam powered machinery to crush and process the sugar cane have been introduced in some numbers by the AUFC. Cuba demands more machinery in return for exported goods. In one village a massive marlin skeleton is seen lying by the port as a trading clipper comes in, it is measured to be the largest marlin ever caught.
-The railway reconstruction project truly begins. The transcontinental railway in Canada begins to be slowly extended westwards too. The trains become heavier and more powerful.
-The Bermuda’s begin to be developed into a naval base for the AUFC, with a coaling station being built up on the island along with water tanks as the steamship gradually becomes more important.
-Men found to be well versed in Socialist ideas are sent abroad to teach their ideas. They are harshly met in Brazil and Britain by the local authorities.
-Public debate forums are set up throughout cities, giving everybody a chance to voice their opinion. Most of the time the loudest and most dedicated voices tend to be the ones shouting from the top of soapboxes.

Ruskie - China

-Some of the army is mobilized for abroad service. Pondicherry and the Senegal railway line are both passed into Chinese possession and the army is sent to these places to carry out the formal transaction of control.
-The army modernization program is showing good success. Recent recruits are now expected to be fully brought up to European standards with 4 years of training.
-The breech-loading rifle starts to become a common sight among all ranks of the Chinese army, and many of the older models (mostly muzzle loading rifles) end up being bought by crafty traders and sold to the Koreans. A few have begun to make their way into Japanese hands due to the lifting of trade by the shogunate.
-The industrial revolution is now in full swing, with the trickle of people from the countryside becoming a steady stream of willing industrial workers.
-The coal output of China is 30% of the worlds total production. Heavy and base industries have similar results.
-Fanatical members of a rapidly growing sect of Christianity declare the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom. Blame is put on the rapid industrialization and cultural conversion of the people which has led to massive social ills.
-Ministers suggest that the rapid changes should either be slowed down, or turned into an all out war against traditional China and other unwanted elements.
-The public education and social programs progress however, and now a tiny cultural minority has been established. This fractional minority is distinctly Chinese, but speaks a dialect of English fluently and worship in Protestant Churches. This government encouraged/approved group has come into being and can now be relied on as a source of support, however they reside only within cities and only within the middle class areas.

TreviStator - Russian Empire

-The army is partially demobilized. One group is sent to Finland to help in the war against Sweden and another keeps order in the former Ottoman Empire.
-A pluralism policy is enacted by the government, tolerating all religions. It is a step down from Moralism in which the Church and the State were one. The Orthodox church however is displeased with this news, and sees that the increasing secularization is an attack on it. This leads to them starting to challenge Charles Darwin's theories and to criticize non-heterosexuals.
-Expansion into cotton production and processing continues massively. With railway infrastructure improving and industry growing, Russia can said to be truly in the industrial revolution now.
-Russia now has access to the Indian Ocean, which is a terrifying prospect indeed, along with it controlling a vast swathe of the middle east.

Kamikaze470 - Colombia

-Investment into naval communications is conducted in order to better improve the navy. Soon a network of telegraph cables along the coasts and to the naval HQ is established, and a semaphore system by ships is in good use too. With backing from Mexico and wise investment this is now one of the fastest acting navies on the planet.
-The canal project is temporarily halted to construct a railway instead. However disease outbreaks are a plenty as the jungle is plentiful along with mosquitoes.
-About 40km of the route is completed this year. Heavy Mexican investment has helped to speed up the process.
-A ministry for looking after care of the workers is established. It suggests increased pay, isolation wards for the ill, good food to be served, sanitation works, the clear-cut of rainforest within a kilometre of either side of the works, and the such. This is based on extensive investigation they have conducted into it.
-80% of new workers either leave or are dead by the end of the year.
-Better housing is provided, which helps to decrease the death rate slightly.
-Slaves are given full citizenship rights.
-Education is further reformed, based on the success of the German model which is popular worldwide.

Chernobyl426 - Persia

-Persia sets up a trade deal with the USSR. Not only will Persia provide 30% of the state GDP, it will also provide support in a war and various other exports of goods to them.
-Puerto Rico and Cote d'Ivoire are taken into control by Persia too.
-The army is demobilized, and the remainder are sent to training camps to prepare for the next war.
-Military reforms carried out have resulted in the loss of aristocratic upper class officers in favor of meritocratic middle class officers. Such reforms have been noted to improve the army considerably in terms of average leadership.
-The government sets to work rebuilding the country, organizing charity efforts to feed the poor and treating the ill, along with spiritual services too.
-A public education system is established and made compulsory for children aged 6 to 14.
-The old monarch steps down, and allows his son to ascend to the throne. His son is little more than a puppet though in practice.
-The families of deceased soldiers are promised compensation by the government.
-The Persian government, although weak has carried out an impressive number of reforms. It's economy however is suffering extremely badly.
-British India next door starts a campaign of annexation and unification.

Spycrabz - Uganda

-The leader of Uganda steps down as leader and goes into retirement.
-Uganda has a provisional republic put into place, led by mostly Pro-Portuguese ministers whom continue to collaborate with Portugal and ensure the steady development of Uganda into a modern nation.

MountainWatcher - Portugal

-Mozambique and Angola are reinforced by the home army.
-A diplomatic envoy is sent to the Kingdom of Madagascar, and the envoy frustratingly has to enter via a single tiny port and wait in quarantine for 40 days whilst the only port was shut. The Portuguese wish to know if they can set up a colony on the island, and the Queen states that she is opposed to all westernization, and enacted several policies as a result. Her heir Radama is more friendlier but unfortunately not in power.
-Portugal demands that China demobilize its army, seeing this as a threat.
-Portugal wishes to open student exchange programs with the USSR, based on already somewhat warm relations.
-Chad is denounced, shortly before it falls into near obscurity.
-The colonies are further expanded, with funding put back into them.
-Culture begins to grow under patronage of the government as new art museums appear. Realism is the popular art style at the moment.
-There is a particular focus on French, Spanish and especially Portuguese art. The center-piece of it all is: Luis Vaz de Camões' "The Lusiads".
-The government begins to secularize, and subtly works on weakening and removing the influence of religion, which has been especially strong with Iberians in the past until now.

wulfe8857 - The People's Republic of Korea

-The army struggles to hold onto Nagasaki, with the Japanese mounting heavy assaults, most of which manage to slowly push further and further in as the Koreans have no reliable infantry support weapons with which to push back.
-The government puts greater pressure on the people to contribute to the war effort.
-Tactics are changed by having the navy simply patrol the coasts and bombard the cities. The Japanese are unable to reliably attack back due to inferior artillery pieces and a non-existent navy.
-The Dutch state that they will send military support if no other nation is getting involved on the side of Korea. Without a response as of yet they begin to mobilize.

Mr. Face - Republic of Germany

-The army is demobilized after the mishap last year, with the government so nearly sending the country into war it loses the elections next year.
-The German government sends the finest jewellery to the French Royal family. Said family does not exist, so the jewellery is put inside a museum instead.
-After the success of last years FIFA in which the city of Frankfurt won 2-1 to Königsberg, Germany announces a international worldwide football cup for 1856, and a vote is now to be held among the other nations as to whom will host the games.
-The near occurrence of war has caused the German economy to suffer a little, but it soon recovers after confidence returns.

vampiresrock - Poland

-Little here much happens, but Poland is now able to reliably produce coal gas and petrochemicals now (If rather slowly in small quantities). Due to its abundance coal is chosen as the preferred source of gas. Some men start working into the conversion of these new chemicals into kinetic energy based upon their fast burning qualities. One type, called Petroleum spirit lies uselessly around as a byproduct of the cracking process.

MuffinZerg - Argentina

-The military reforms come to a halt as the government has felt they have reached sufficient standards.
-A standing active fleet is brought into service, a class of screw steamers which are based off some British models.
-The tariffs are rid of, and economic growth continues as before.
-3 state universities are set up, along with a vast trading fleet.
-Argentina's wealth is based off humble agriculture, and whilst agricultural it is rapidly an industrializing process. Steam tractors have begun to make significant inroads into Argentina for use.
-The government assures the people that the military preparations are in case of war.
-Education fees are subsidized by the government, and articles are published to encourage people to be educated.
-As much of the land cleared is used for cattle/grain it has begun to compete with Brazil. The profits of Argentina have begun to decrease due to increased supply.
-As food gets cheaper, the population growth begins to slowly accelerate.

Scarbo - Turkey

-The nation of Turkey is founded from the ruins of the Ottoman Empire.

RedSyndicate - Union of Senatorial Socialist Republics, USSR

-The army is sent to Libya, and the nation which has only recently declared itself independent of the Ottomans notes the armies arrival and mobilizes to meet them. The Libyan army is routed and forced to take up guerrilla warfare.
-People are given full citizenship rights if they know French or are currently learning it. The Spanish are angry at this attempt of cultural assimilation.
-The USSR begins to undercut British trade, leading to the people within the island becoming more xenophobic and helping the BNP to win the elections.
-The USSR sells of many colonies around the world to various nations, with the net gain being financial investment, telegraph equipment, precious metals, imports of other resources, political and military backing along with unrestricted trade in China.
-A cultural revolution takes place, with forced relocation of the Spanish to other locations. A fierce underground movement begins against the French, consisting mainly of attacks on French nationals.
-Algeria begins to be settled by the Spanish and French.
-A massive campaign begins against religion, focused mainly on Catholics. Churches are pulled down and clergymen arrested.
-There is a good deal of public support in France but not in Spain.
-The French government is on an all out war against the corrupt Vatican and ridding the USSR of it.
-Many Spanish take the clergy into care during hiding, with some secret Catholic services held in the basements of houses.

Firefox42 - Mexico

-In Sacramento 4 local shopkeepers pull together enough funding and investment to begin construction of a railway line eastwards.
-The army is demobilized and brought back to Mexico, and reformed to meet the needs of the new artillery piece that has been invented. The Mexicans currently have it as an artillery piece but with time it can be developed into a viable infantry support weapon. 20% of all gold mined is sent to the USSR.
-Massive financial support and resources are sent to Colombia to help in the Panama Canal project.
-The people of former French Guiana are given full citizenship, and based off some Polish knowledge the Mexicans begin to prospect for oil.

Stethor - Brazil

-The tense relations with Uruguay cool down a bit and the nations resume trading.
-The military is sent to the lumber mills to enforce rule. The natives are given a month to leave or to be forcibly evicted.
-A series of small scale wars begin between the Brazilian army and the natives, with the former suffering badly due to incursions into the rainforest being near suicidal.
-Trade deals and alliance offerings are made to every nation in South America minus Colombia and Argentina. Most accept the trade deals, but are reluctant to join an alliance led by the 3 big countries whom are the only with the power of veto.
-Capitalism is encouraged massively as the society of Brazil becomes richer and wealthier. Communism is portrayed as a evil force ready to kill, and the propaganda campaign had proved to be very effective at putting this into the minds of people. In fact so much so that the meaning of Socialism/Communism has begun to become distorted.
-Railways to the lumber mills are built up, and cities are better connected by railways too. The industrial revolution is now in full swing.
-As much of the land cleared is used for cattle/grain it has begun to compete with Argentina. The profits of the latter have begun to decrease due to increased supply.
-As food gets cheaper, the population growth begins to slowly accelerate.
-The total forest cover of the rainforests is now 6.14 million sq kilometers (Down from 6.21 in natural state).
-Slaves are given partial citizenship, and will be given full citizenship after 15 years. They can vote, but theirs is half the value of a full citizen. Slave consciousness rapidly rises and they begin to utilize their new freedoms to work for full freedom.
-Propaganda is directed against the natives and men who think that destroying the rainforest is bad.
-Some natives begin to join society forcibly through the State Operatives system of partial slavery.

Skullivan21 - Democratic Union of Austria-Hungary

-Market regulations are put into place to monitor overall economic progress and to stop disasters from occurring.
-The empire is renamed, and a propaganda campaign begins. This campaign is directed against the rise of nationalism and focuses on that all people in the Empire are equal and alike. The Romanticist art movement is the main enemy of this, which becomes stronger due to lack of state intervention and incites nationalist separatism.
-Languages also prove a trouble in unification. Clearly the first step should be a standardized alphabet.
-Oil technologies leak over from Poland via Silesia and begin to be introduced throughout Austria-Hungary.

Obnobs - The Republic of Scandinavia

-The army is initially mobilized to sail west out the Baltic to invade another nation, but is forced to return when the war in Finland takes a turn for the worse.
-Backed by the Russian bear, Finland begins to push on the Swedish to force them out.
-Better communications amongst the Swedes and deployment means that the Swedish national army is much more mobile than the Finns or Russians.
-With the acquiring of several colonies, work to set up naval bases begin.

aaronds - Chad

-With the sudden loss of support from Europeans and other problems, Chad shrinks into a tiny kingdom once more. It manages to re-establish control and begins to rebuild again.
-Not all is lost however, as a few scraps of European innovation have remained.

VOSK - Oceania

-The army is created, and formed with a system in which instead of larger blocks of units move as a whole, there are smaller groups of men who are much more decentralized and greater individual training exists.
-The process of industrialization begins, and a search is conducted for suitable industrial resources.
-Universal suffrage is enacted.
-Sydney is now the capital of Oceania.
-All slaves and penal criminals are given freedom and full citizenship.
-A dollar bill based system of money is introduced, tied to the same valuation as the British pound.
-All trade tariffs are abolished, and immigration is highly encouraged.
-Trade opens with Brazil, importing good wood and paper.

Turn 19: 1854

Henryk Wieniawski Le Carnaval russe op. 11 Konstanty Andrzej Kulka - violin, A06:39

Henryk Wieniawski Le Carnaval russe op. 11 Konstanty Andrzej Kulka - violin, A. Tatarski - piano

Music of 1854

Empires&amp;RevolutionsTurn19Map

Political map of Turn 19.

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OFFICIAL EXISTING ALLIANCES:
League of South American Superpowers: Brazil, Colombia, Argentina.
Eastern European Alliance: Austria, Germany, Russia, Finland, Poland.

EVENTS OF 1854 – NPCs and MISC:

-The accordion is invented.
-Charles Dickens publishes the novel Hard Times, in response to recent British events.
-Major streets are lit by coal gas in enough places that they have become a part of everyday life.
-The Catholic University of Ireland (forerunner of University College Dublin) is founded.
-Pope Pius IX in the Papal Bull Ineffabilis Deus defines ex Cathedra the dogma of Immaculate Conception, which holds that the Blessed Virgin Mary was conceived without original sin.
-The Ambrotype is introduced for photography. Photography is now cheaper, quicker and easier to carry out, meaning the middle classes and media now have access to easy photography. Some wealthy men even take this up as a hobby or even profession!
-Two ideological campaigns, one carried out by Mexico and the AUFC, the other by the LSAS, begins to divide the Americas into two camps. One Communist and one Capitalist.
-The carbon-dioxide in the atmosphere is now 295 ppm.
-Germany, Russia, Finland, and Poland all join in an alliance. It is called Eastern European Alliance.
-During this year there is a massive move away from coal toward oil in terms of providing lighting, and as a result the streets and homes become brightly illuminated and production worldwide generally increases. The people in the cold dark winters can get through them more reasonably, and the concept of overtime and multiple work shifts come into play. Very rapidly 12 or 8 hour work shifts become the max.
-Most countries work into oil has resulted in blueprints of a 4 cycle engine being published with no clear source and finding its way around the world.
-Serbia, Greece and Bulgaria argue over the land arrangements in the Balkans.

EVENTS OF 1854 - Players:

Mr. Bleak - Union of Federated Councils, AUFC

-There is not much going on here this year. Things are steadily progressing as always with Mexican help.

Ruskie - China

-Revolvers and Prussian breech-loaders are now common among the Chinese military, if somewhat poorer in quality and training. Despite this things are improving.
-An alliance is offered to Oceania, some trade starts up in the meantime.
-An offer is to to Oceania to export their raw materials in return for manufactured goods.
-Inventors are heavily rewarded by the government, and whilst a number live off the state pension, a few use it to further their own research with the money.
-The army and secret police brutally put down the Taiping rebellion, although somewhat clumsily. National consciousness continues to rise with time.
-China is slowly beginning to terrify its neighbors, and the people of the far Eastern Russian towns demand fortifications to protect them.
-Changes slow down a little, and the Empire manages to reach the point of critical industrialization capacity. From this point on, provided no changes, China's economy will compound faster than any other in the world.
-The first people to graduate from western-style schools have graduated.

TreviStator - The Democratic Union of Russia

-A peace treaty is made with Sweden, and the army pulled out.
-The name of Russia is changed, with the Tsar existing to do little but provide a figurehead.
-The captured lands of the former Ottoman empire are discovered to have some oil in them, and crude oil wells begin to be constructed. They are imported back on locomotives and horse-cart for use. They have very little use at the moment, save for lighting street lights.
-The thicker oils from the process begin to be used in the making of roads in order to stabilize the top, in the macadam style pioneered in Britain. The resulting road surface provides very stable, flat, and most importantly means you don't have a bad time on cobble roads.
-Secularization continues, and with heavy state repression the process of separating church and state is forced through.
-Cotton continues to be looked at, and a local priest begins to investigate the growing of pea plants to see how if similar plants can be applied. The consensus at the moment is that the child inherits traits from the parent that that parent inherited over the course of their lifetime.
-There are demands to bring Charles Darwin over to help, as he looked into a similar field, but he is currently locked up in Britain by the BNP.
-Austria, Germany, Russia, Finland, and Poland all join in an alliance.
-After the rivers feeding the Aral stop feeding it completely, and during the hot summer, the Aral sea ceases to exist on the face of the earth.

Kamikaze470 - Gran Colombia

-The army is recalled back to Colombia and reduced in size. Naval forces in the Caribbean sea begins to increase along with the establishment of ports.
-The Caribbean nations begin to complain that Colombia is trying to bring them into their sphere of influence.
-Under heavy diplomatic pressure, and gunboat diplomacy, Ecuador agrees to annexation by Colombia.
-Venezuela is diplomatically forced into the Colombian Sphere of influence and as a puppet state.
-The nation is renamed Gran Colombia.
-Secularization begins, and using some force the church begins its divorce with the state. Power is passed from the church to the states, making local people think they have gained power and celebrate as a result.
-Compulsory education is introduced, and begins to make inroads.
-The canal project continues, and in order to reduce disease and the such, there is a huge campaign to destroy all the rainforest around the canal workings.
-The Panama railway is completed, and begins to extend in size to cover a greater area, and help to remove more dirt, rock and the such.
-Actual towns begin to develop alongside the workings, and the work is still tough however.
-Although the death rate has dropped, it is still somewhat high. There is still disease, poor sanitation, etc.
-Food in exported to the workings, much of it from Argentina. The food is enjoyed well and keeps the spirits of the workers up.
-A campaign against Socialism begins, and this starts to create a divide between Colombia and Mexico. Eventually Mexico cuts off exports to Colombia.

Chernobyl426 - Persia

-Based on news from Australia, the armies begin to follow guerrilla tactics. The army slowly becomes lighter and more nimble, but weaker as a result in terms of the ability to take and deal damage.
-Trade begins with China and British India.
-Democratic elections are to be announced in 4 years time, during the celebrations the wages of government workers are subtly lowered.
-Mining for gold and silver begins. Oil is looked into, but only a fractional number of wells are sunk, due to extremely low demand.

MountainWatcher - Portugal

-Colonial expansion continues, and pretty soon preachers, traders, explorers, madmen, rich fools, industrialists and just about anybody who is bored and can afford to go/has nothing to lose ends up going to the dark continent to seek out a new life.
-Grants are given to recent graduates with doctorates, some of whom use it to invest into their own life, and the others piss it away.
-Money is poured into experimental education, and a curious myriad of things pop up. Courses are chosen by the students, resulting very quickly in many separate fields being established and greatly increasing the demand for educators. As a result more people are brought into education and the higher education system in the country begins to rapidly expand.
-Mining is invested into quite heavily, and deforestation begins in large sections of land to clear the way for the mines and industry.
-Socialists are invited for public debates, and they bang on the desks and yell at people about the Marxist interpretation of history, and how Portugal will eventually arrive at it.
-National newspapers are set up, and costing a mere penny each have become popular to read amongst the people. Often there are articles on a famous inventor or the such to encourage mores to aspire to be like them.

wulfe8857 - The People's Republic of Korea

-Korea calls for Mexico to help them against the Japanese.
-No such help arrives, and the Dutch begin to arrive in slowly increasing numbers.
-Korea has ruined most of the Japanese coasts, but the Dutch appearance has startled the Koreans.
-Nagasaki begins to be lost to the Japanese as they are pushed into the port areas and fight it out on the streets.

Mr. Face - Republic of Germany

-German psychologist Friedrich Eduard Beneke disappears.
-The army is reduced to its smallest size yet, things seem pretty peaceful.
-Austria, Germany, Russia, Finland, and Poland all join in an alliance.
-The government asks to open up trade with the USSR.
-France is announced the winner for FIFA 1856. Preparations begin.

vampiresrock - Poland

-Austria, Germany, Russia, Finland, and Poland all join in an alliance.
-The military begins to be heavily invested into by the government, with tax reforms and a dedicated propaganda campaign to show the people of Poland why the nation needs to be jingoistic.
-Work into new defensive technologies begin, and by the end of the year a type of wire fencing with twisted pieces of wire around it is developed. It is presently used to held defend artillery positions.
-Trade booms with Germany, and both countries begin to prosper as a result.

MuffinZerg - Argentina

-Using profits from the food industry, many specialists are invited over.
-A process for cooling has been invented. By using a pump to remove heat from a safe it can very reliably cool down whatever is inside it. The process is quite cumbersome as the only reliable and efficient source of kinetic energy for this is a steam engine.
-Using diplomatic blackmail and its influence in the alliance, Argentina cuts off Chile from disputed southern lands and claims them for itself.

Sunny Dei - Mameluke Egypt

-Said Pasha succeeds his nephew Abbas as the Pasha of Egypt.
-Military reforms, based on reaction to the end of the Ottoman Empire, are carried out.
-A trade agreement and alliance is demanded with Russia.
-Agriculture is invested into quite heavily by the state, mostly for export.
-The USSR announces that it wishes to help Egypt set up the Suez Canal.
-Propaganda becomes a overused word now.

RedSyndicate - Union of Senatorial Socialist Republics, USSR

-Upon hearing of Mexico’s invention, the USSR begins to rapidly invest into inventing their own version.
-Libya is fully occupied, along with Gibraltar and Malta. The British government shuts out news of this happening as it begins to carry out full scale repression of the population in their own country.
-After the football cup is declared in Paris, the local authorities begin to prepare their bodies.
-The USSR announces it will stop supporting the Communist and Socialist movement worldwide, instead adopting the doctrine “Socialism in one state.”
-The USSR publicly states it will not support the British in a war, and cuts off trade relations. Despite this products from both nations still appear just as much as before. The press comments little due to state control of the media in both nations.
-The USSR announces that it wishes to help Egypt set up the Suez Canal.
-Drilling for oil in suspected locations begins, but very few wells are actually set up due to very low demand for oil.
-A youth group to train the young people to follow the ideals of the party is started up, in order to make the young more patriotic.
-The anti-Vatican view soon turns to anti-religion, and a massive purge begins of all the religious figures and buildings in the country. Notre Dame is blown up with dynamite.
-Spanish children are given rewards by the state for telling on parents who speak out against the regime.

Firefox42 - Mexico

-The new artillery pieces go into mass production, and their technology is kept secret by the state.
-Initially there are many exports to Colombia and South America, but after ideological campaigns by both the Communistic north and Capitalistic south they peter out as relations worsen.
-The nation begins to look for oil, and manages to set up sufficient supplies that all the main streets are now lit by lamps.

Stethor - Brazil

-Further military control is used to blackmail many native tribes or exterminate them. The number of forests being felled increases ever more as more farmers and loggers arrive.
-The total forest cover of the rainforests is now 6.09 million sq kilometers (Down from 6.21 in natural state).
-Miss Universe 1854 is held in Brazil, and all Communist or Socialist nations are barred. This results in even worse relations, and despite preparations the event turns out to be a horrible flop as many of the women are unwell and the crowds are small.
-The fifth year of the five year plan focuses on the general improvement of existing factories and looking for ways to more efficiently run them. Clocks and lamps are installed in factories for example to introduce work shifts.
-Ironically, despite the government policy on Socialism and Communism, the state control of the economy and other sectors makes it Socialist in practice.
-The secondary “slave” class time to become citizens is cut in half to 8 years, and now only the government has authority to own slaves. The reforms are cheered, and there are demands to now push it for a complete end to the barbaric practice.
-Compulsory education age limits are raised to 16.
-A slur campaign is run against Socialism in the press, whilst the universities are given good subsidies to invest into new fields. -Environmental degradation is ignored and new lumber cutting machinery is being invented.
-Some of the new machines are being exported to the Panama canal, where the relentless work of man has begun to gouge the earth.

Skullivan21 - Democratic Union of Austria-Hungary

-An alphabet based off the Latin alphabet in German is standardized, all opposition is silenced and many minorities feel angry at these changes, and some underground parties begin to form. Serbia and Bulgaria look hungrily to expand, and the other peoples of the Balkans yearn for independence.
-A national science academy is set up, to look into the uses of the oil.
-More democratic political reforms are enacted, and the government states that the reforms are benefiting all the residents of the Union.
-Austria, Germany, Russia, Finland, and Poland all join in an alliance.

Obnobs - The Republic of Scandinavia

-The entire military effort of Scandinavia moves to attack Britain, after an uneasy peace is declared with the Finns and Russians.
-The Scandinavians move their fleet and military force to the British coast, but poor supplies and a motley naval force force them to pull back from the coastline and be unable to support a full invasion.
-The BNP uses this for propaganda purposes, stating they had won a great victory.
-Scandinavia pleads for help against the British menace.

VOSK - Oceania

-Australia's first telegraph line, linking Melbourne and Williamstown, opens.
-At great expense, the first large scale naval shipyard is opened in Australia.
-A special military crack force is established, based on the Russian Spetsnaz.
-An alliance begins with China, and trade relations are established.
-Mining and agriculture is invested into, mainly to produce raw to semi-processed materials.
-These materials are exported, and machinery is imported from China. Railways begin to be built in increasing numbers with heavy Chinese support.
-Hospitals and sanitation services begin to pop up over the country.

Turn DRUNK: 1854

MuffinZerg - Argentina

-using profits from the food industry, many zspecialists are invited overa. -process for cooling has been invented. by using a pump to reamove heat from a safe it can very reliably cool down whatever is inside it. rthe process is quite cumbersome as tuhe only reliable antd efficient source hof kinetic energy for this is a steam engine.s usnig diplomatic blackmail and its influence in the alliance, -argentina cuzts off chile from disputed southern lands and claims them for iltself.

sngnuy dei - mameluke egypt j

-said pasha succeeds his nephebw abbas as the pasha of egypt. milwitary reforms, based on reactionn to hte end of the ottoman empire, are carried out. -a trade agreement and alliance is deumanded with russia. agriuclture is invested into quite heavily by othe state, moistly for export. -the ussr announces that it wishes tyo help ezgypt set up the nsuez canal. -propaganda becomes a overused word now.

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OFFICIAL EXISTING ALLIANCESÖ
League of South American SuperpowersÖ Brazil, Colombia, Argentina.
eastern european allianceÖ austria, germany, russia, finland, poland.

events of 1854 - npcs and miscÖ

-the accordion is invented. -charles dickens publishes the novel haird times, in response to recent british events. -major streets are lit by clao gas in encough places that they have become a part of eversyday life. -the catholic university of ireland (forerunner of university college cdublin) is founded. -pope pius ix in the papal bull ineffabilis deus defines ex cathedra the dogma of immaculate conception, which hdols tjhat the blessed vgriin fmary was conceived without original sin. -the ambrotyep is introduced for photography. photrgoaphy is now cheaper, qciuker and easier to carry out, meaning the mdeldi classes and media now have access to easy photography. some wealthy men even take this kup as a hobby or even profession! -two idealogical campaigns, one carried out by mexico anyd tnhe aufc, the other by the lsas, begins to diovide the americas into two camps. one communist zand one capitalist. -the xcarbon-dioxide in the atmosphere is now 295 ppm. germany, russia, finland, and poland all join in an alliance. it is called eastern european alliance. -during this year there is a massive move away from coal toward oil in terms of providing lighting, and as a result the streets aand homes become brightnly illuminated and production worldwikde generally increases. the pepole in the cold dark winters can get trugohh them more reasonably, and the concept of overtime and multiple workk shifts come into play. very rapidly 12 or 8 whour awork shifts becemo the max. -most countries workk into oil has resulted in blueprints of ma 4 cycle engine being published with nro clear source and finding its way karound the world. -serbia, greece and bulgaria argue over the land arrangements in the balkans.

events of 1854 - playersÖ

Mr. Bleak - Union of Federated Councils, AUFC

-there iis not much ggoin oan here this year. things are steadily progressing as always cwith mexican help.

Ruskie - China

-revolrcevs and prussian breech-loaders arce now comhmon amsong the chienes military, if somewhat poorer in quality and training. despite this things are improving. -an alliance is offered to ocebania, some trade starts up in the meantime. -an offer is eto to oceania to export their raw malritaes in return for manufakctured goods. -inventorls are hejavily rewarded by the qgovernment, and whilst a numfber live off the state pension, a few use it to further their owhn research with the money. -teh army and secret police brutally put down the taiping rebellion, although somewhat clumsily. national consciousness continsue to rise with time. -china is slyowly beginrning to terrify its neighbours, and the people of the far eastern russian towns demand fortifications to protect them. -changes sxlow down a little, and tkhe emipire manages to reach the point of critical industrialisation capacity. from this point on, provided no cagnhes, chinas economy dwill compound faster than any other in the world. -the first pelepo to graduate from western-style schools have graduated.

TreviStator - The Democratic Union of Russia

-a peace treaty is made with swede,n and the army pulled out. ethe name vof russia is changed, with the tsar existing to do lirttle but uprovide a figurehead. -the captured lands of twhe former otgotamn empire are discovered to havue some oil in them, and crude oil wells begin to be constructed. they are imported back on locomotives and horsecart for use. they have very littel quse at thle moment, seva for lighting street lights. -the thicker oils from the process begin to be used in thwe making of roads imn order fto stabilise the top, in the fmacadam style pioneered in briftain. thwe resfulting road surface provides very stable, flat, and most importantly means you donät have wa bad time on cobbule roads. -secularisation continues, and wiht heavy state repression the process of separating church and state is forced through. cotton continues to bje looked att, and a local priest begins to investigate the growing of pea plants to see hsow if similar plants cuan be applied. the consensus at hte moment is that the child inherits traits from the parent thlat that parent hnierited over the rcseuo of their lifetime. -there are demands to bring charles darwin over to hep,l as he looked into a similar field, brut he iqs currently locked up in brqitain gby the bnp. -austria, germany, russsia, dfinland, and poland alul join in an alliance. -after the rivers feeding the aral stop feeding it complfetely, and durgin the htot summer, the aral sea ceases to exist oon the face of the earth.

Kamikaze470 - Gran Colombia

-the army is recalled back to colombia and reddcue in size. unaval forces in the caribbean sea begins to indcrease along with the establishment of porots. -the caribbean nations bkegin to cpoaimln that colombia is trying lto bring them into their sphere oaf influence. -under heavy diplomctia pressure, anld gunboat diplomacy, ecuador agrees to annexation by colombia. -venezuela is diplomatically forced into txhe hcolombian sphere of influence and as a puppet state. -the nation is renamed gran colombia. -secularisation begins, and using some force the church bezgins its divorce with the statme. power is passed from the church to the states, making local people think they ehave gained power and celebzrate as ja result. -compulsory educaiotn is introduced, and beisgn to make inrohads. the canal project continuejs, and in ordyer tpo reduce disease and the such, three is ka hugle campaign to destroy all the rainforest around the canal workings. -the panama railway is completed, and begins to extend in siez to cover ra greater area, and help to remove more dirt, rock and the such. -actual towns begin to develop alongside the workingsw, and the wqork is still tough however. -although the deatqh rate has dropped, it is stlil somewhat high. there is still disease, poor sanitsation, etc. -food in exported to the workings, much of it from argentina. the food is enjoyed well and keeps the spirits of the wrkoers up. a campaign againsut socialism begisn, and this starts to create a divide between colombia and mexico. eventually mexico cuts off exports to colombia.

Chernobyl426 - Persia

-based on news from australia, the armies benig to follow guerilla tactics. thue armny slowly becxomes lighter avnd more nimble, but weaker as ka result in terms of jthe ability to take and dlea damage. trade begins with china and brihits india. -democratic elections are to be announced in 4 years time, during the celebrations the wages tof government workers tare subtly lowered. -mining for gold andd silver begins. oil is looked into, but only a fractional number of wells are sunk, due to extremely low demand.

MountainWatcher - Portugal

-collonial expansion continyues, nad ppretty sooxn prseachers, traders, exmplorers, madmen, ricjh fools, industrialists and just about anybody who is bored and can afwfrod kto go/has naothing too lose ends up goign to the dark continent to seek out a ndew life. -grants are given to recent graduates tiwh ddoctorates, some of whom use it to invezst itnoo their own life, and the others piss iyt away. -money is poured into experimental educatoi,n and a curious myriad of things spop up. courses are cahosen by the students, resulting very quickly in many separate fields being establisjhed and greatly increasign the demand for educators. as a result more people are brhtogu minto educatiaon and the higher educatiton system in teh cortnyu begmins tgo rapidly expand. -mining is invested yinto quite heayvily, aned deforestation begins in largle sections of land to clear the way rfo the mines anrd industry. -socialists are invited fyor public debatfes, and they bang on eth kssde and yell at people about the marxist interpretation of histjory, and how portugal will eventually arrive at it. -national newspapers are set up, and codsting la mere penny each have become popular yto read amongst xthe peopile. often dthere are articles on a famous inventor or the such to encourage moreds to aspire to be like them.

wulfe8857 - The Peopleäs Republic of Korea

-korea ckalls rfo mexico to helgp them against the japanese. -no such help arrives, and the dutch begin to arrive in slowly increasing numbers. -korea has ruined gmost of teh japanese coastcs, but dthe dutch appearance has startled the koreans. -nagkiasa begins to bae lost to the ajpanese as thvey are pusdeh into the port areas and fight it out on the streets.

Mr. Face - Republic of Germany

-german psychologist firedrich eduard benveke disappears. -the anrmy is reduced to gits smallest size yet, things seem pretty peaceful. -austria, germany, ru,ssia finland, and poland all join in uan alliance. the government asks to open up trade with the usesr. -france is announced the winner for fxifa 1856. preparations begin.

vampiresrock – Poland

-austria, gekrmany, russia, finland, and plnoad all join in an alliancthe. -e military begins to be ehavily invested into vby the ntenoev,mgr with tax reforms and a dedicated propaganda campaign to show -the peoxple omf poland why the nation neneds to be jingoistic. work into new defensive technologies begin, and by bthe end of the year a wtype ozf wire fencing with tqwisted pieces of wire around it is developed. it is presently used eto held defend artillery positions. trade booms iwth germany, and both countries begin tlo prosper as ca result.

RedSyndicate - Union of Senatorial Socialist Republics, USSR

-upon hearing of mexico’s invention, tohe ussr begins bto rapidly invets into ivetnning their own version. -libya is fully occupied, along wjith gibraltar and malta. vthe britisoh government htsus out news of this happening as iut begins to carry osut full zscale repression ojf the population in tirhe own country. after tuhe football cup is derclared cin paris, the local authorities befgin tlo yprepare teihbr bodies. -the ussor annoucsen eit uwill stovp supportipng pthe communifst angd socialist movxement worldwidex, instead adopting the doctrine “soacilism in one state.” -the ussr publicly states it wiwll not lsupport tjhe british in ya war, and tcuts off trade relations. despite tlhis cuooprdts froam both natgions still appevar just as umuch as before. thse pcress commentts little fdue to statme control otf tyhe imedia in botth nationks. -the ussr announces that iwt wishse to help egypt soet up the suez canbal. -drilling for oigl in suspected locanisot begins, but very few welsl arge actually set up due to vemry loyw demand for oil. -a youth group tco train xthe young people to follow othe the antiav-acint vieew soon tursn to anti-religigon, and a massive purge begins of all the religious figurse aend buildings ipn zthe country. noter dame is bloywn up wihth dynamite. -spanish children are givaen rezwards iby the state for tuelling on parents who speak oqut against the rsegime.

Firefox42 - Mexico

-the gnew artillery pieces go into mass tcotuprdion, and their technology is kpet secret oby the state. -initially there are mbany exports to colombiva and south america, dbut after idealogical campakigns by both the commmunistic north and capitalsitci souqth they kpeter out as relations worsen. -the snaiotn begins to look for o,il and mangaes tho spet up sufficgient supplies that all the main streets are now lit by lamps.

Stethor - Brazil

-fturther military control is jused to blackimail muany native tribes mor exterminate thepm. ethe number eof forests being felled increasexs ever more as more farmers and loggebrs arrive. -the total fqorest cover of thse rainforestis is now 6.u09 million sq kilometres (diown rfmo 6.w21 in ntaural state). -mssi univeirse 185w4 is held in brazil, anod all commmunist or socialist natoikns dare barred. this resltus in even worse relationgs, adn despvite preparations the event turns oust to be ja horrible flop sa many yof the women are dunwlel and tlhe crodsw are small.d -the fifth yaer of het five year plna focuses on tlhe genearal improvemetn ocf existiing factories and loognki for ways kto more efficiently run them. clocks and lamps arce instaleld in factories for example hto introduce wmork shifts. -ironically, dmespite the government policy on soctialism apnd communism, wthe mstate control ocf the economy and othre sectors mkaes it socialist kin practice. -the secondary “rslave” class time tho becomze citizens ifs cut uin half to 8 years, anad now only the gorvenment has authorgity to own avless. the rroefms are cheerecd, and tchere aare demansd wto noqw push it for a coeptlpme edn sto nthe barbaric practice. -compulsory edtiuacon age lmimits aore qraised to 16a. -slur campaign its rmun against hsocialism in athe press, whilst the universteisi riae gizven good subsidies too invest into tnew fields. -environmenwtal degradation is ignored mand new lumzber cutting machinery is being invented. -some of the knew hminaces are being exported to the panaam canabl, where tthe relentless work opf man has begun to gouge xthe vearth. http://media.riemurasia.net/albumit/m00/bebek4.jpg

kullivan21 - Democratic Union of Austria-Hungary

-an alpahbect absed ozff thoe latien alphabte ni german iks standardize,d all oppositifon is sildenced and many minorifties feel angrty aat teshee cansnghe, and somle underground partides begin to form. serbia and bulgaeria olook hungrilpy to expand, and the other pveoples of the bbaklans yearkn for independence. a snational scuience acadwemy his set upf, to look ineto thze uses of thve oivl. r -oem democraticc political reforms aer enacted, annd the government stateds taht tzhe reforms aure benefiting all tahe residents cof uthe union. -austria, geaycnrm, russa,i finland, alnd poland all jojin in aan allikance.

Obnobs - The Republic of Scandinavia

-the etntire military edffort ozf scandinavia moves tpo atcatnk britain, after aen uneasy peaec is decglared wnith ithe finans rand russuians. -the scanadnniivas move theibr fleet nzad milivtary force to the bshtrii coast, buzt poor supplieos knad xa motley naval force force them tfo pull back nfrom the coasteinl avnd nbe unable to support a fulbl invasion. -tghe bnp usaes this for propaganda purposes, stwating thaey whad won ia wrgaet victory. -scandinavia plgeads fmor helnp axgainst tfhe british menac.e

Oceania - VOSK

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Notes: If you are wondering what happened here, this is the turn Sobotnik made while he was drunk. After finding it in the recycle bin, he asked if he should post it, the people said yes and it was posted. So, I decided this "turn" needed to be here too, heck, I even edited this turn using the Finnish keyboard.

Turn 20: 1855

Stefan Lindgren Franz Berwald Piano Concerto Dmajor Part 110:12

Stefan Lindgren Franz Berwald Piano Concerto Dmajor Part 1

Music of 1855

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OFFICIAL EXISTING ALLIANCES:
League of South American Superpowers: Brazil, Colombia, Argentina.
Eastern European Alliance: Austria, Germany, Russia, Finland, Poland.

EVENTS OF 1855 – NPCs and MISC:

-British India formally assumes the role as government of the subcontinent, and declares itself “The Republic of India”. It is however a Plutocratic Corporate Republic.
-Oil prices reach an all time low. So much so it has become unprofitable to own a oil well.
-The industrial revolution accelerates with ever increasing optimism. New philosophies such as Positivism have begun to influence thinking.
-Many immigrants are starting to leave Europe, China and Japan for the Americas and Oceania. The effect of emigration is hardly noticeable in China however.
-Nepal invades Tibet and engage in a short war.
-The Bessemer process is invented, the first way to mass produce steel very cheaply and reliably.
-The arguments between Serbia, Greece and Bulgaria reach boiling point, and soon Turkey is involved. Without a great power to calm them down soon, they are threatening to declare war to fix their national borders.

EVENTS OF 1855 - Players:

Mr. Bleak - Union of Federated Councils, AUFC

-With little change of plan or policy, most of the AUFC west of the Mississippi river has adopted Mexican customs, laws, language and even culture. However this process is rapidly slowing down as the English speakers in the area borrow much of the local tongue and have begun to reverse the process.
-The first bridge over the Mississippi river is built.

Ruskie - China

-The military is now starting to near European standards.
-China opens up contact to various other nations, including Vietnam.
-As various bordering nations and overseas ones open up more to China, it slowly becomes gradually more and more powerful and with greater control over the world economy.
-The uncontrollable growth of capitalism has taken the brake blocks off the Chinese Industrial Machine and in all sectors there is massive growth. Restrictions that originally existed on it are now being slowly removed by various lobbies whom are speeding up the process even further. The decay of Chinese language and culture becomes even more apparent.
-A government body is set up to maintain the environment, however due to a lack of ability to reduce smog, pollution, etc, it does little beyond constructing sanitation and maintaining nature reserves.
-Development on a weapon similar to the Mexican gun begins.
-As the country continues rapid changes, social unrest is at least kept in check by the healthcare and education reforms being made.

TreviStator - The Democratic Union of Russia

-Russia begins work on a faster firing type of rifle rather than faster firing artillery, and with some developments a type of rifle is invented called the Volcanic Rifle. It is the worlds first lever operated rifle to enter military service. Whilst it has a high rate of fire, it is horribly inaccurate.
-A day of mourning is held for the vanished Aral sea.
-Research into plants by a local monk has revealed more precisely how the parent passes on its genes to the child, and how it can be utilized to theoretically create plants. The processes of which are a long way off however and only nominal gains can be made with it.
-Using Polish technology, a crude engine running on gasoline is invented. It is horribly inefficient, polluting, weak and noisy. However in terms of weight and volume it provides greater horsepower than any steam locomotive.
-Infrastructure continues to improve, and the industrial revolution further causes Russia to rapidly change. It can now be considered to be capitalist rather than feudal.
-Alexander II of Russia ascends the Russian throne, upon the death of his father Nicholas I.
-Alexander is disappointed that he has lost all power beyond minor roles, and that the Russian monarchy is now effectively a joke.

Kamikaze470 - Gran Colombia

-The navy is mobilized, and blocks the Dutch from arriving in Japan. The Dutch demand that the counter-blockade be lifted, or else they will declare war.
-Breech-loading rifles are introduced to Colombia, and the military is quickly equipped with them.
-Aid is sent to Korea, and with this aid the war effort begins to truly strangle the island of Japan.
-Government intervention in the economy is loosened, encouraging the growing capitalist class to take advantage of this, the industrial revolution is showing up very strongly what it can do to a country like Gran Colombia.
-The canal project continues, and after work into elimination of the disease and forest, the last yellow fever victim dies.
-The work is still backbreaking and dangerous as constant flooding washes away the dirt from the sides, forcing even more to be dug out and moved. The machinery are inadequate to work fast enough as they are far too small and too few in number. If the canal wants to be dug, then it must be put onto a truly industrial scale.
-Brunel is found to be a good engineer for the task, but unfortunately he is located in the USSR.
-The canal project has ending up wiping several animal and plant species off the face of the earth.
-A international chess competition is held, inviting everyone no matter who they are begins. The winner is found to be a Jewish mathematician from Poland.
-The state continues secularization, much to the annoyance of the two recent annexations and the Pontiff.
-The Panama railway is now a reliable method of getting across the isthmus, ending the long journey around the cape.

Chernobyl426 - Persia

-Minus some establishment of trading contacts and further modernization and industrialization of the country, little happens much in Persia this year.

MountainWatcher - Portugal

-After hardly anybody votes to change timezones, Portugal gains the ability to set Lisbon as LMT 0. It has won by a single vote with a total of 2 votes.
-Railways are immediately set to it, and by the end of the year the whole empire and some major cities worldwide have begun to adopt it. It is met with heavy suspicion as all clocks in a country are now being set to one of 24 timezones.
-Colonial expansion continues, and slowly the Portuguese begin to develop a monopoly over the continent.
-The governments of Southern Africa and Indonesia begin to open relations with Portugal.
-Education reforms begin to increase the quality of education even further, and Portugal gains a reputation for teaching to the point that students from other nations begin to arrive here.
-Taxation on colonial industries lessens, and the capitalists begin to invest more readily here and have now begun the industrial revolution in the colonies.
-Some small scale oil wells are established, and begin work on producing fuel for the lights of cities.
-A competition is held, giving the 100 top prize winners free tickets to FIFA 1856 in Paris and accommodation. The people celebrate in the streets of how rapidly improving the lives of the Portuguese and their empire is, after 300 years of stagnation and poverty. They feel as though they have a place in the sun now.

wulfe8857 - The People's Republic of Korea

-The war starts to rapidly improve with Colombian assistance, and by the end of the year they begin to advance inland once more.
-The daimyos of Japan overthrow the ruling Shogun and put the emperor in charge as head of state. The Emperor declares he is willing to sue for peace with the Nanban devil.
-The war has tired Korea, but has crippled Japan for at least a good decade.

Mr. Face - Republic of Germany

-Not much happens this year, and the country takes another step towards the modern era.

vampiresrock - Poland

-Propaganda and military expansion go hand in hand as the Polish soon become rabidly Jingoistic, which begins to make the Russian embassy worried.
-Finland begins to expand its military as well after hearing of the Polish doing the same.
-The alliance with its neighbors are praised.

MuffinZerg - Argentina

-Little happens this year, beyond the installation of several refrigeration machines. They are found to be portable, but the steam engine is too big to reliable offer such services. A smaller machine to do this is required.

Sunny Dei - Mameluke Egypt

-With the help of the USSR and Russia, the Suez canal begins construction. The government is mocked at by the people who think that this plan is insane.
-The German and Portuguese education systems are introduced along with capitalist investors, who begin to start the process of converting Egypt into a modern nation.
-A few oil wells are sunk, but do little beyond making the already cheap oil even cheaper.

RedSyndicate - Union of Senatorial Socialist Republics, USSR

-The USSR draws up blueprints and prototypes for a new gun similar to the Mexican one.
-A crude internal combustion engine, similar to the Russian one is invented.
-A military expedition is sent out to claim the rest of Libya.
-Work on the Suez canal begins with Russian and Egyptian help. -The project provides a massive stimulus for the prestige of all the nations involved.
-Night shifts are introduced in all state owned factories, and work hours set to 8 hours each. 3 shifts a day with oil lights all night.
-Research into oil cracking has revealed slightly more efficient ways to process and separate the fuels.
-Oil fields are also set up for use by the state, but are shown to be a negative asset to have.
-Work begins on a giant iron tower to celebrate FIFA 1856. The engineering techniques of the time are found to be horribly inadequate for the task however, and only the base is built before arguments about how to build the tallest structure in the world surface.
-The population relocation is set to have a mixed Spain and France by 1860, but old traditions die hard and social unrest only increases.
-A massive area of land is set aside for FIFA to show the wonders of Communism, as it is built up.
-Railway investment continues, with the lines now serving as a means of unification.

Firefox42 - Mexico

-Mexico continues to silently advance and progress as usual, the divide between Socialist Mexico and Capitalist South America continues to widen.

Stethor - Brazil

-Military exercises are held for the military twice a year, drilling the men into obedience.
-Brazil boycotts FIFA 1856, on the grounds it is held in Communist Paris.
-Work begins on relocating the capital city further inland, to a new city being built called Segundo Pedro.
-The entire wealth and power of the nation goes into this new city, and by the end of the year all the embassies and government offices move here. The workers and families follow soon after.
-The new 5 year plan is focused on construction of the city.
-A national football team is set up, along with construction of the worlds tallest tower. However due to engineering problems only the base ends up being built.
-Plans leaked out reveal that the tower is intended to be taller than the USSR's version.

Skullivan21 - United Central European Federation

-A copycat of the Russian Spetsnaz is set up in Austria-Hungary as a military branch.
-A single monetary system is set up for Austria-Hungary is set up, and discussion on its implementation in other allies countries and its name begins. Names such as Euro, Austohun, etc are suggested.
-Trade relations with France begin.
-The nation is renamed once more, and each state within it is given their own powers with a central parliament in Vienna. Many of the devolved governments demand full independence whilst others seek to dominate the whole union.
-Some laws are still universally forced over the whole union, such as minimum wage, 10 hour work days, universal healthcare, a national army and a national education system using the Alphabet developed earlier.
-Laws can be voted on to become universal in the union, but many interests conflict now.

Obnobs - The Republic of Scandinavia

-The navy begins to build up, and prepare for an invasion of Britain. The British likewise respond by releasing many prisoners and making them work in various projects.
-More propaganda is printed, whilst conscription is cut for the time being.
-The people become more jingoistic, alarming the Danes and Finns next door, whom start to build up their own military forces.
-A number of Swedish spies are discovered in Britain, and surprisingly are executed. One of them is whipped until his liver and bones showed.

VOSK - Oceania

-Beyond the usual, Oceania continues to silently develop and attract immigrants from Europe.
-The region of Wairarapa, New Zealand is hit by the strongest earthquake ever recorded in New Zealand (Magnitude 8.1 on the Richter Scale).

Intoxicated Spy - Switzerland

-Military expansion begins, with plans for a military 3 times the current size. Some think this is in response to the earlier rebellion between Protestants and Catholics.
-Neutrality is declared, and all nations take note of this fact which has been repeated a lot. Meanwhile the banks continue to expand.
-Arms factories are set up for the production of firearms and artillery.
-Freedom of religion is declared, and a pluralistic policy is carried out by the nation in order to prevent future issues.

Ven Kaeo - Vietnam


-Vietnam immediately invades the nearby Lan Xang kingdoms, not even bothering to state the name of the land it invaded. The nearby nations of Thailand and Cambodia angrily demand that Vietnam cease invasion of their protectorates or else they will invade. The Indian Republic meanwhile declares that it will declare war on any nation that harasses its trade in the area.
-A underground government campaign in Thailand begins to bizarrely make the people hate their own regime, the government blames Vietnam and the invasion of Lan Xang causes it to mobilize. -Propaganda is issued showing the ideal Vietnamese citizen, and to embrace the modern world.
-China heavily subsidizes Vietnam, and after an alliance many Chinese investors begin to build factories and railways in the country.
-Trade links with Oceania begin.
-Korea and Russia are invited to join an Asian alliance, despite the fact that Russia is already in an alliance and this alliance is predominantly Indo-European (Save for Finland and Hungary).
-Conscription is introduced, along with modernization of the military.
-The reactionaries and conservatives begin to complain, as Vietnam has now decided to leave the Medieval world and embrace the Industrial one.

Turn 21: 1856

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Dvorak Polka E dur

Music of 1856

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OFFICIAL EXISTING ALLIANCES:
League of South American Superpowers: Brazil, Colombia, Argentina.
Eastern European Alliance: Austria, Germany, Russia, Finland, Poland.
League of Paska: China, Vietnam.

EVENTS OF 1856 – NPCs and MISC:

-All countries participate in FIFA 1856 minus Brazil. Australia ends up winning 5-4 against Portugal.

EVENTS OF 1856 - Players:

Mr. Bleak - Union of Federated Councils, AUFC

-Borax deposits are discovered in large quantities by John Veatch.
-Little much else of note happens. The economy begins to stagnate.

Ruskie - China

-300,000 men are mobilized, and sent to Vietnam to help its ally.
-With the inflamed issues, southern Asia is now in a full state of war.
-The nation continues to modernize and industrialize, and the capitalists begin to demand reforms. Among these reforms is landed vote (the rich can vote), legalization of parties, and allowing state owned trade unions. The capitalists have sufficient economic and political clout to demand this.
-The lower classes are led by the upper ones into having rallies to demand these basic political freedoms (for the rich).
-The modern Chinese industrial society now makes up 4% of the population (about 20 million).
-The war effort in Vietnam becomes a mess as the army pushes further into hostile land.
-The Republic of India issues a warning, stating that if Burma is involved in a war, it will get involved.
-The enemies of China and Vietnam however are being sold weapons by India, the ships having been allowed free access to their ports.

TreviStator - The Democratic Union of Russia

-Gregor Mendel starts to develop genetics into a proper science, from the heavy work carried out so far.
-Work on the Volcanic rifle continues, and the accuracy begins to gradually improve with multiple tests and refinements.
-The oil engine is slightly more refined, becoming smaller and more efficient. One of them is installed in a workshop and found to be of good use. Several more are installed. However they are still rather costly and inefficient. The price of oil makes them economical.
-Several of these engines end up making their way to Poland and Finland.
-A 1860 world fair is announced, to be held in the former Aral sea.
-The mining networks are expanded and sunk deeper and further. The earth bleeds riches.

Kamikaze470 - Gran Colombia

-Military reforms are carried out, creating a professional middle class officer force over that of an aristocratic officer force.
-The Colombian National Guard is established as a guerrilla force, after having looked at reforms made by others.
-War is declared on the Dutch, and Dutch Guiana is invaded. The navy chases the Dutch from Japan and proceeds to bombard the archipelago.
-The Colombian navy captures many of the Dutch colonies in the New World.
-8 hour workdays and 3 shifts a day are introduced. Safety regulations and minimum wages are pushed even higher. The trade union movements and Socialist parties end up disintegrating in the process or dividing as their goals become mixed and scattered.
-Portuguese and German education begins to be blended, and this experimental method begins to show both negative and positive results. Negative mainly due to its untested nature.

Chernobyl426 - Persia

-Nothing much really happens in Persia this year.
-The upper classes demand the right to vote, and some extension of other laws.

MountainWatcher - Portugal

-As the Portuguese push inland, their rule becomes more well known, and the south African nations begin to feel threatened by these expansions.
-Chemistry labs are set up by the government, the main purpose of which is to look into the development of new chemicals and improvement of existing ones. A way to produce artificial dye is discovered from coal tar, it is called Mauveine.
-Student exchange programs are suggested with Germany.
-A national survey is held, and much of the survey carried out indicate prosperity in essentially all sectors and a booming public support.
-There are however increasing demands to implement universal suffrage for men.
-The 15 top ethicists in the Empire are given pensions, and are told to collaborate on work of a irrefutable moral code.
-Prizes are to be handed out for solutions to paradoxes and other problems, but many of them are hampered by the non-existence of reliable ways of quickly calculating a mathematical problem. Men with paper and pens can only work so quickly.

wulfe8857 - The People's Republic of Korea

-The war with Japan goes smoothly, and the new Emperor of Japan declares he wishes to sue for peace.
-The massive help from Colombia has contributed to most of their success in war.

Mr. Face - Republic of Germany

-Pre-human remains are found in the Neanderthal valley in Germany. The discovery shocks the world by helping to get credible evidence for Evolution.
-Work continues on development of the rifle, closely mirroring Russian developments.
-Agriculture is invested into, with the widespread introduction of new farming techniques and machinery. Steam tractors begin to become common.
-The president dies from a yet unknown disease in the 19th century, but the government remains stable.

vampiresrock - Poland

-The oil engines from Russia are introduced, and begin to be developed into so as to become more efficient.
-A closer alliance and trade deals are made with Finland.
-High minimum wages and lower working hours are introduced.
-The army crosses over the border of Austria, and invades without a formal declaration of war. The shock initially overwhelms the Austrians and the Polish cavalry proves especially effective. The army cuts through the soft underbelly and marches on Vienna.
-The undeclared war shocks many of the respected people worldwide.
-Slavs in the Balkans and Russia cheer on the war.

MuffinZerg - Argentina

-Little much happens this year, beyond the refrigeration machines shrinking slightly in size and becoming slightly more efficient.

Sunny Dei - Mameluke Egypt

-Military reforms and expansion begins, and the country begins to expand towards the south.
-Gold supplies are imported from the USSR in return for allowing construction of the canal.
-The Bessemer process is introduced, and the country begins to produce industrial steel.
-The nation warns about the actions of Poland, and it is proved right when the Polish invade Austria-Hungary.
-The Suez Canal continues very well, and some machines based off Panama designs begin to be implemented there to begin digging.

RedSyndicate - Union of Senatorial Socialist Republics, USSR

-Industrialization of the colonies gains momentum.
-Development into both the rapid fire gun and an oil based engine continue. Workable versions which suspiciously resemble foreign versions have begun to be used.
-An alliance with Britain is made official, but the British state it is a Non Aggression pact.
-Emigration is made illegal, and border posts and guards stop people from emigrating.
-Oil imports and exports stop completely, and the state only maintains enough oil wells for their own needs (such as lighting and use in the new internal combustion engines).
-Resettlement programs begin to come to an end, but having achieved little. Their success is overplayed through propaganda however.
-The Spanish language begins to be used for propaganda purposes.
-The policy of cultural change and religion has mostly failed in its goals, its only success being that it has made the state more autocratic, sped up the decay of the old world, and introduced industrialization.
-A single man is appointed head of the tower project. The plan is a 100 meter high stone platform, with a iron girder structure 70 meters tall. Upon completion it will be the tallest structure on earth.
-FIFA 1856 is held, and shown to be a marvelous success, the half built tower leers over the celebrations however, mocking the USSR.

Firefox42 - Mexico

-The Mexican army is sent to Korea to help in the war, and with the support the Japanese collapse.
-Fortifications are built along the border with Colombia.
-The railway networks are developed up again, along with seaports. They are extended into Canada and immigration to Canada is encouraged.
-The Spanish languages spread begins to be reversed as the highly mutable and flexible English tongue begins to make inroads back in from the AUFC, China and Oceania.

Stethor - Brazil

-The total forest cover of the rainforests is now 6.02 million sq kilometers (Down from 6.21 in natural state).
-A policy of free trade and liberalization is put in place, and the nation actively begins to promote this worldwide. It begins to have a large effect in the non-socialist nations as the people there begin to demand democratic reforms.
-Guns from other nations are imported, and the military modernizes and develops itself in continuing fashion.
-Wanting to outdo their enemies, work on a tower similar to the USSR's begins. To spite them it will be marginally taller.
-Great tower designs are submitted, and many of them are published in national newspapers, a few heartwarming ones by children as well. The multiple designs are considered and work begins on a tower that is “bigger”.

Skullivan21 - United Central European Federation

-Research into electricity begins, trying to better understand its nature and uses. The internal combustion engine is built using some blueprints, though it is low in quality.
-A national college of arts is founded, with an annoyingly high standard for exams.
-Democratic reforms would be carried out, but are ignored after the sudden invasion by Poland. There are many heavy losses initially, and the union is very badly shaken up.
-The Balkans crisis ignites and explodes, with Serbia and Bulgaria invading each other.

Obnobs - The Republic of Scandinavia

-Little happens this year beyond the usual progression of life.

VOSK - Oceania

-A mass recruitment campaign begins, offering all new immigrants citizenship after joining the military.
-A 7-month basic-training program is established for all new recruits, covering almost every military tactic under the sun. From live-fire training to basic first-aid training for all soldiers of every branch of the military.
-Construction of rifles, copying Mexico and Russia's design begins, in an attempt to better equip the Oceanic army.
-A fully iron steamship is built, carrying no sails at all. It has a short range and must always find a coaling station to resupply. Despite the setbacks this new ship is affectionately named the "Sword of Brisbane."
-Australia offers to hold the first international Summer Olympic games next year, allowing athletes all around the world to compete in friendly games, regardless of political relations around the world, having reinvented the old Greek idea.
-The government begins a mass relief effort for any refugees of the earthquake, and begins reconstruction, asking any citizens for donations to help the relief effort.
-The government sponsors an expedition to better map Antarctica and the South Pole, little is gained as the ships have trouble in the icy waters and the climate is very unfavorable to life. A old man who was in a expedition years before states that one of the islands which used to be covered in ice, is now bare rock.

Intoxicated Spy - Switzerland

-Colonization of Africa is declared, despite the fact Switzerland is landlocked. In order to do something about this it needs a port or port access.
-The arms industry is invested heavily into, and being a neutral provider of goods the country begins to export its arms to nations worldwide.
-Military bases begin to be set up throughout Helvetica.

Ven Kaeo - Socialist Republic of Vietnam

-Research into chemical weapons begins, and the lime mortar shell idea is reinvented.
-Trade with India is offered, along with a statement that the war will not affect trade.
-Vietnam attempts to have non aggression pacts with Thailand and Cambodia, but they refuse and continue the war.
-Burma declares that if Thailand loses its independence, it will declare war.
-Research into oil continues, but there are barely any uses for it to make it worthwhile.
-Free trade is declared in Saigon, with India, Oceania and China taking advantage.
-Many companies set up in Vietnam are Chinese and Indian owned, and with their investment the country continues to industrialize.
-The writings of Karl Marx are adopted, and the nations name is changed. India and China immediately become suspicious of this, and begin to open public campaigns about it going down the same horrible path that the AUFC or the USSR have gone.
-Vietnam begins to intervene in the economy, much to the chagrin of the Chinese investors.
-The economy continues to make massive strides.
-The war however begins to grind to a halt as their enemies fully mobilize and start a bloody war of survival.

Turn 22: 1857

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Liszt - Dante Symphony - 1. Inferno (1 3)

Music of 1857

Empires&amp;RevolutionsTurn22Map

Political map of Turn 22.

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OFFICIAL EXISTING ALLIANCES:
League of South American Superpowers: Brazil, Colombia, Argentina.

EVENTS OF 1857 – NPCs and MISC:

-An earthquake in Tokyo, Japan kills over 100,000.
-An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 6.9 kills 11,000 people in Naples, Italy.
-Britain proceeds on an aggressive invasion of Ireland, citing reconquest as a casus belli and that the Protestant British need “Living Space”.
-The Balkans collapse into an anarchy of war as the power vacuum left behind by the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and declining power of Austria sees this.
-Greece annexes the Ionian islands, and invades Serbia.
-Serbia is winning the war against Bulgaria, but during exhaustion the Bosnians rose in open rebellion with wishes for their own state.
-Immigration to North “Communist” America slows down as the economies and nations there gradually stagnate, whilst the South continues to innovate and modernize much more rapidly. The south has much greater standards of living and greater economic power than the north.
-The Sepoy rebellion in India breaks out, and the state moves to crush the rebellion.

EVENTS OF 1857 - Players:

Mr. Bleak - Union of Federated Councils, AUFC

-Elisha Otis' first elevator is installed (at 488 Broadway (New York City)).
-Little much else happens, as the economy stagnates long lines for basic goods appear and innovation slowly grinds to a halt.

Ruskie - China

-The Chinese government is shocked by the sudden move by Vietnam to a Communist form of government, along with its harassment of traders and investors.
-China declares Vietnam an embarrassment, and invades in full force.
-The Chinese public are overjoyed, and for a temporary time stop the reform campaigns.
-The army and navy quickly bombard the coasts and smash many Vietnamese armies, most of which are badly trained and poorly unequipped.
-The Vietnamese Capital is seized along with most urban settlements, and the self-righteous ruler is killed. His body is then dragged through the streets whilst having excrement thrown at him.
-China sues for peace with Thailand, and the new treaty is that Thailand will take full control of the older kingdoms in the east along with Cambodia. Vietnam meanwhile will be annexed by China.
-Opposition quickly begins to die down into guerrilla movements that will be a nuisance for a good many years to come.
-The Chinese government invests heavily into environmental issues, by improving sanitation standards and ensuring the establishment and maintenance of greenery. This proves to be especially popular as it gives many people a welcome break from industrial grime and smog with many new parks existing.

TreviStator - The Democratic Union of Russia

-The biggest Estonian newspaper Postimees is established by Johann Voldemar Jannsen.
-The Russian army is mobilized, and invades Poland to keep the peace.
-The Volcanic rifle is shown to be extremely effective in this war, and with an improving railway system the Russian army managed to mobilize very rapidly.
-The disruption in the west and free trade policy in Finland causes many exports to go to Finland instead, and begin to undercut Finnish agriculture.
-The Suez canal project continues very well with the help of the USSR, and it is found to be 1/3 complete.
-The internal combustion engine is steadily improved, and it has now become light enough to sit on a cart and move it under its own power (albeit slowly and inefficiently).
-The Balkans crisis is causing many Russian subjects in the former Ottoman Empire to demand many things, from war to peace and freedom to protection. As the Balkans splinter the issue of Religion and Culture becomes truly massive.

Kamikaze470 - Gran Colombia

-Fortifications are built along the border with Mexico, the relations deteriorate to the point that trade between the countries slows to a halt.
-A trade pact is requested with Peru, and seeing it as a way to easy riches, Peru begins to trade with Colombia willingly.
-Oil is subsidized by the state, and now oil lighting is extremely common in almost all of Gran Colombia.
-The Bessemer process is introduced, and steel production begins to steadily climb.
-The navy moves away from Japan after having helped Korea to conquer it. Korea and Japan are now considered to be within Colombian influence, and trading and industrialization has begun.
-The navy moves down toward the Dutch east Indies, and a large scale naval war begins for control of the Indies.
-German and Portuguese education is refined further, to create a workable hybrid that is starting to show its merit at education of the people.
-Reforms are carried out to help ease the transition of the nation into the modern era. Censuses and land reforms show that the countryside is now emptying of people who are now favoring the cities. Rainforest is also starting to be cleared now in increasing numbers.
-The Panama Canal is now 3/5 complete, and the last obstacle is the rather thin mountain chain that must be dealt with.

Chernobyl426 - Persia

-Persia stagnates likewise, and the upper classes are now gaining greater and greater momentum and support for the liberalization of the country.

MountainWatcher - Portugal

-The colonies in Africa are finally connected to each other, and the establishment of a transcontinental railway is starting to allow greater exploration and use of the interior.
-With some coercion and blackmail, the South African nations open up trade with Portugal.
-British South Africa declares independence from Britain, and appeals to Portugal for protectorate status.
-Mining in Africa expands, and a source of diamonds is discovered by accident in the process.
-Work begins into the automation of machinery, so as to reduce the number of humans required in production process. Many labor saving patents are filed, and the number of people in existing industry and agriculture begins to decline. Many of the unemployed start emigrating to the Portuguese colonies.
-Universal franchise is granted to all men above the age of 25 to elect a weak parliament for the monarch. Many of the right-liberals and left-conservatives are happy with the results, and further pressure for reform mostly dies down for now.

wulfe8857 - The People's Republic of Korea

-Korea annexes Japan after a large war effort by both it and Colombia succeed. As a result Japan and Korea are now both united in a single union and protectorates of Colombia. Work begins almost immediately on repairing the economy and working towards the modern era under Colombian help.

Mr. Face - Republic of Germany

-Robert Bunsen invents apparatus for measuring effusion.
-Funding goes back into the neglected military, which begins to repair itself in light of the threat Poland poses.
-Typhus is revealed to be the disease that killed the president, and a small campaign to cull rats and improve healthcare begins.
-The economy suffers a dent somewhat after trade is cut with Poland and fears of war are abound.

vampiresrock - Poland

-The Polish fight for their nation, and condemns the government as it flees to Iceland in exile.
-The Polish armies retreat in massive numbers, and the provisional government left behind struggles to maintain support.

MuffinZerg - Argentina

-Not much happens in Argentina, save for some demands of political and social reform.

Sunny Dei - Mameluke Egypt

-Development into new weaponry begins, and the country begins to expand westwards into the dark continent.
-An alliance is offered with Persia.
-Economists are talked with, and discussions over the Suez canal and how it will be used begin to be talked over. Meanwhile the canal is slowly nearing completion.
-Railway development is started on a large scale, building up and down the river Nile and also to and along the coasts.
-Oil lighting is implemented throughout the country, improving efficiency and slightly increasing the price of oil.

RedSyndicate - Union of Senatorial Socialist Republics, USSR

-The USSR mobilizes the army and navy, and invades Italy shortly after the Pope returns on his visit from Brazil.
-The navy heavily bombards the Italian coast, and the army moves in the center.
-The logistics of the north are ruined, and soon collapse under huge strain.
-In this intense disarray the Pope calls upon all to help protect the mother city from the evil Reds.
-Many Catholics and even some other Christians begin to support him and volunteer to fight.
-This is the first war in which large scale use of rapid fire artillery has been utilized, many of the guns are poorly constructed and too rapidly deployed and fragile however. Their use proves effective though when in one battle 60 of the machines managed to hold off 10,000 Italian men (with some considerable artillery and infantry support).
-Due to state control over many aspects of the USSR, a massive amount of effort and resources yields impressive production statistics and new records.

Firefox42 - Mexico

-Fort Tejon earthquake: An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 7.9 strikes near Parkfield, California.
-With the increasing hostility between Mexico and Colombia, the two nations cut economic and diplomatic ties, and Mexico begins to stagnate.

Stethor - Brazil

-The total forest cover of the rainforests is now 5.96 million sq kilometers (Down from 6.21 in natural state).
-Brazil begins to offer economic support to nations that are opponents of Socialism, and in this war of ideologies, Capitalism is winning.
-The great tower continues construction, and due to the USSR halting work on their project to focus on the war, the Brazilian tower manages to surpass the USSR's tower and as it climbs higher looks set to become the tallest building on earth.
-Healthcare is massively focused into, with standards for doctors/hospitals/clinics being increased massively. Operations without the proper antiseptics and anesthesia are illegal for example.
-Brazil convinces the Pope that Socialism is the enemy of Christianity, and he gives full support in this war of ideology during his short visit in the country.
-Christian virtues and a hatred of Socialism is drilled into the children of schools.

Skullivan21 - United Central European Federation

-The Austrian Government quickly seizes control of the federation, and directs it in a war against Poland.
-The entire economic output is focused into protection of the fragile union, and civil unrest explodes over from the borders with the Balkan states and within.
-Hungary declares independence and secedes from the Union, and soon other countries represented in the union start to make plans to do so.
-Military rule is imposed on the federation, and brutal measures to ensure survival of the regime are put in place.
-The federation begins to collapse under the assault of war, nationalism and sabotage by several unknown parties from various nations that are inciting unrest in the provinces.

Obnobs - The Republic of Scandinavia

-Scandinavia once again invades Britain, and using extreme effort and manpower manage to capture Aberdeen and the surrounding land.

VOSK - Oceania

-Not much happens here this year.

Intoxicated Spy - Switzerland

-A prize is offered to the first man to introduce a horseless carriage to Switzerland.
-Arms production increases again, and many of the arms are sold to Italy and some to French officers who prefer the higher quality weapons of the Swiss.
-Switzerland manages to gain military access from Italy, but cannot leave as the USSR invades and stops further movement out of the country via that route.
-Improvement of small arms begins, with gunsmiths establishing themselves very well inside Switzerland.

Ven Kaeo - Socialist Republic of Vietnam

-China invades Vietnam for all the problems it has caused it, and by November the Vietnamese government has all but collapsed.
-Resistance is reduced to marauding bands and rebels in the countryside, most of whom are being hunted down by Chinese and Thailand policemen and groups of soldiers.

Someguy13 - Finland

-Research into Charles Babbage’s difference engine begins, and 2 small scale prototypes are completed by the end of the year. They is one of the most advanced pieces of engineering in the world, but unfortunately mass production of them is extremely difficult.
-Copying foreign education systems, the Finnish begin to develop up their own.
-Free trade is announced, and large amounts of cheap imported Russian grain forces Finnish farmers out of business and into either the growing timber industry or the cities.
-An innovative system is encouraged in Finland, in order to provide a safe haven for inventors and thinkers. A good few from Scandinavia, Russia, Poland, Germany, Britain and the USSR take up the offer.
-The political system is reformed, with the vote being extended to the middle classes and the system becoming more fair.

Yemen - UrbanMachismo

-Oman is declared war upon, and promptly invaded. Meanwhile an alliance is offered to Saudi Arabia and to Persia.
-Industrialization begins slowly, but without a foreign benefactor/free trading partner or large stockpile of capital, progress is initially very slow.
-The war also goes rather slowly, but Yemen appears to be winning.

wizard` - Kazakhstan

-With some Russian assistance, Kazakhstan is unified, and opens trade and diplomatic relations with Russia.
-Kazakhstan will export coal in return for the construction of railways in its lands, a most profitable deal indeed as the spread of railways leads to even greater coal production.
-Work begins on the worlds largest mining sites, with the intent to fuel the industrial belly of a hungry Russia that is now rapidly growing and beginning to catch up to China.
-This deal begins to help Kazakhstan to industrialize itself, and as it develops the old systems that once existed are now breaking down.
-Mortars are introduced to the new Kazakh military, there is a large interest in them and development of this weapon begins (despite its inaccuracy it can reliably heavily shell an area and over a period of time have massive damage).

Turn 23: 1858

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Offenbach - Can Can Music

Music of 1858

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OFFICIAL EXISTING ALLIANCES:
League of South American Superpowers: Brazil, Colombia, Argentina.
United European Nations: Germany, Russia, Austria, Finland, Britain Scandinavia, Portugal, Switzerland, USSR.
Central Asian Treaty Organization: Russia, Persia, Yemen and Kazakhstan.

EVENTS OF 1858 – NPCs and MISC:

-Hyman Lipman patents a pencil with an attached eraser.
-The city of Denver, Colorado, is founded.
-Distinction between coats and jackets begins to blur.
-Epidemiology develops into a modern science.
-The introduction of the terms boyfriend and girlfriend in recent years may indicate the beginning of the broad acceptance of new, more liberal forms of courtship in Western Culture.
-The culture of the Victorian era has now been deeply embedded into much of the world, and looks set to remain.
-Some artists begin to reject rules in painting and become more relaxed, giving rise to a new artistic movement known as Impressionism.
-Anti-infantry rapid fire guns are now available to most nations, but the USSR, China and Mexico hold the best of their kind so far.
-Steel can be mass produced in such quantities it can now be used in most applications.
-The EEA is renamed to the United European Nations (UEF) and includes: Germany, Russia, Austria, Finland, England, Scandinavia, Portugal, Switzerland, and the USSR.
-The Central Asian Treaty Organization is founded, and includes: Russia, Persia, Yemen and Kazakhstan. This organization shares resources and technological breakthroughs.
-Unrest in the AUFC increases after propaganda begins to spread among the people, angry at the stagnation the problems begin to slowly stack up for the AUFC.

EVENTS OF 1858 - Players:

Ruskie - China

-After securing Vietnam, the army mostly demobilize, save for a force to protect Chinese assets in the new territory.
-The 3 bureaus of industrial, military and naval development come together to discuss progress made so far. A new rapid fire anti-infantry weapons, much like Mexican or USSR versions have been developed and are slowly being implemented.
-Proposals for a ship made completely of steel are put forward.
-The time for African expansion has come, and with the lowering of taxes and encouragement of emigration, many Chinese (mostly recently unemployed farmers) are now making a new life for themselves in the colony.
-Railway and telegraph infrastructure is reaching good levels by this point in time, isolating reactionaries and other such groups who wish to rebel and causing them to further decline. However it has also resulted in the rise of democratic and socialist groups.
-The socialists and democrats demand extension of the franchise to the upper classes and wealthy. Large demonstrations take place with them growing stronger as China industrializes.
-A large rebellion begins, led by a reactionary fanatic. It has the unfortunate effect of crippling some supply lines in Northern Manchuria, allowing it to grow into a tiny kingdom.
-The Chinese army, which is bigger than the entire population of the kingdom, moves to crush the revolt.
-China has reached the peak of the industrial revolution.

TreviStator - The Democratic Union of Russia

-The Russian army smashes the remains of the Polish national army, and completely annexes and integrates the former Kingdom of Poland.
-A policy of religious toleration or pluralism is announced.
-Free trade is opened with Finland, allowing the markets in both nations to compete.
-Work on the world fair continues, with potential inventions to be showcased their being drawn up.
-The internal combustion engine has reached the stage where it can propel a cart with some difficulty. An inventor drives a cart driven by such an engine for 20km, demonstrating its effectiveness.
-A crude clip for the volcanic rifle is developed, but at the moment it is still much in the prototype stage.
-Talks into the Balkans crisis are made. Each nation wants their own independence and borders, and they partially agree to a map drawn up. However due to the lack of military intervention the Balkan wars continue.
-Russia can now be said to be in the peak of the industrial revolution.

Kamikaze470 - Gran Colombia

-Work begins into developing up the navy, as heavier and stronger ships made of iron come into increasing use. The age of the ironclad has definitely arrived here.
-A national naval academy is also set up, and howitzers also begin to be mounted on ships in slowly increasing numbers. The howitzer proves to be useful for offshore artillery support.
-Large investment begins into Japan, which begins to economically develop quite rapidly as it enters the industrial revolution.
-Easter Island is annexed by a colonial expedition.
-Tunnels begin to be blasted through various mountain chains, so as to allow for the construction of more railways and to more easily move around the nation.
-The Panama canal finally smashes through the hills to provide a clear path. There is now only work to widen and deepen the canal.
-The environmental degradation around the canal workings has reached the stage that the land is no longer reclaimable by nature, but is now urban industrial land.

MountainWatcher - Portugal

-Portugal inches northwards along the African coast, annexing lands for the crown and empire.
-A diplomat is sent to Britain to discuss the South African Independence problem.
-Mining and mineral processing starts to kick off with the knowledge of diamond mines in the colonies, amongst others. Many immigrants start to flock to the hinterland to begin mining and developing. The dark continent is now getting easier to get into.
-Development into mechanics, chemistry and electricity is heavily funded, and a variety of interesting inventions come about. Further refinements to explosives, fertilizers, dynamos, motors, and mechanical machinery come about.

wulfe8857 - The People's Republic of Korea

-This year the country mainly focuses on economic development of Japan and keeping down civil unrest.
-The combined Korean and Colombian influence causes Japan to immediately begin its own industrial revolution, and slowly benefit all 3 nations involved.
-Investment begins to trickle back into Korea, which likewise begins an industrial revolution as well.

Mr. Face - Republic of Germany

-Mirroring Russian developments, a new rifle is developed that has a good rate of fire and accuracy, but is still slightly slower and slightly less accurate than Russian guns.
-With some re-stabilization, the economy starts to prosper again after slight panic caused by the Polish war.
-The German Communist Party is founded, and is found to be quite popular amongst the poor.

vampiresrock - Poland

-Poland is completely annexed one again in its history.

Sunny Dei - Mameluke Egypt

-Work on the Suez canal shows that it is nearing completion, and should require only another year until completion.
-The Egyptian army expands the nation into the African hinterland further, and begins to import and modify existing weapons for use in the army.
-The internal combustion engine is introduced to the country, and it begins to be slowly implemented.

RedSyndicate - Union of Senatorial Socialist Republics, USSR

-Donati's Comet, the first comet to be photographed, is discovered by Giovanni Battista Donati and remains visible for several months afterwards.
-First ascent of Dom, the third highest summit in the Alps.
-An internal combustion engine is mounted on a cart, and it happily chugs along under its own power until it runs out of fuel. Whilst inefficient and slow, it can start and stop easily unlike a steam engine and also the fuel can be carried somewhat more easily.
-Italy is completely annexed, and brought into the Union as a republic.
-A military force is sent into Austria to help it stay in power, but Austria manages to lose complete control over the Balkans.
-Another force is sent to Britain to help quell their internal unrest.
-A railway is built around the southern border of Tunisia to connect overseas possessions, and soon after a number of forts and trading posts solidify the USSR's claim to that land.
-All trade to Brazil is blockades, with all Brazilian vessels leaving the Mediterranean or English channel being unable to do so. Many of the merchants complain bitterly to Brazil about this mistreatment.
-A anti-religion campaign begins in Italy, and Italian is added to the USSR as an official language.
-A number of top linguists converge in Paris to create a new language called “Romic”, which is based off the existing Romance languages (save for Romanian). This new constructed language shares many similarities with Latin, to the point it is nicknamed “Neuveo Latino”. The official term however is “Romic”.

Stethor - Brazil

-The total forest cover of the rainforests is now 5.9 million sq kilometres (Down from 6.21 in natural state).
-Brazil publicly condemns the invasion of Italy by the USSR, and calls upon all countries for the struggle against communism.
-Supplies are ferried into Italy, the USSR responds by blockading.
-Brazil is doing well, but after a blockade by the USSR, trade suffers a hit as much of the European market has been shut off.
-Work on the great tower begins to near completion. It is around 250m high so far.
-Educational reforms, based off the Colombian education system are implemented. Longer hours in school are also implemented as well.
-Privatization begins, and with the last year of the economic plans slavery is fully banned outright in the nation.
-State control of the timber industry is now in the hands of competing capitalists, who have begun to accelerate the deforestation rate now that the restrictions for doing so no longer exist.
-The country becomes gradually more Christian and Capitalist through propaganda campaigns, forcing atheists and communists to eventually go underground or leave the country due to harassment.

Skullivan21 - United Central European Federation

-The army tries to invade Hungary, but with the only support being the USSR via Italy the eastern half of the federation falls apart.
-A war economy is introduced, to firstly encourage reunification and secondly to repair the damage made so far.
-A military junta is now in control of the government for now, and refuses to move until the war ends.

Obnobs - The Republic of Scandinavia

-The army is pulled out of Britain, Denmark is asked to join Scandinavia. Denmark surprisingly refuses.
-Education and road networks are invested into, and soon macadam roads are common over much of Scandinavia.
-A use is discovered for oil, in that one by-product is asphalt. This is easily used to treat roads with and the quality of roads massively improve.
-The government declares it is secular, and starts to issue Pan-Scandinavian propaganda.

VOSK - Oceania

-The Advertiser, the daily news paper still in circulation, begins publication in Adelaide, Australia.
-Fearing lime shell attacks will cripple men in the future, development of early gas masks begin.
-Ironclad ships begin to be turned out in increasing quantities from the shipyards of Australia.
-An economic deal is struck with China, and Oceania warns Colombia against extending their influence in the area.

Intoxicated Spy - Socialist Federal Swiss Republic

-Switzerland declares itself as a Communist, and joins Comintern, along with renaming itself the Socialist Federal Swiss Republic.
-The Swiss have some chaos for the rest of the year as it has been such a sudden change, but with the help of the USSR it stabilizes soon.

Someguy13 - Finland

-An expeditionary force is sent to help Austria, but it will take a while to arrive.
-Rifles are further developed into, so as to provide much much greater ranges and accuracies.
-Alcohol is invested into, along with various other industries. The cheap Russian grain imports manage to allow this to succeed very well and begins to kick off the industrial revolution proper.
-With more funding poured into various projects, the worlds first Turing complete computer is invented. It is loud, cumbersome and slow, but given infinite time and memory it can perform the same task as any other computer made in the world.
-Sports are encouraged by the government, and bicycles begin to enter commercial production.

Arabian Empire - UrbanMachismo

-The country opens up borders to allow investment to flood in and trade to flourish.
-The United Arab Emirates are declared war on after Oman is annexed.
-The country renames itself, and encourages people to learn Arabic and to convert to Islam.

wizard` - Kazakhstan

-The nation consolidates Uzbekistan, intending to invade it but already having done so.
-The industrial revolution creeps into Kazakhstan, especially with cheap Russian agricultural imports that displace the farmers.
-Oil drilling is underway, but oil hardly gets used much at the moment anyways, but demand is slowly increasing.

vampiresrock - Britain

-In the Irish land held so far military rule is brutally enforced.
-The new alliance in Europe is praised highly by the state.
-A Laissez Faire economy is set up, and British trade/industry begins once more to climb again.

Mon - India

-The Indian states begin to be formally annexed completely, and the East India Company now declares itself a nation proper.
-Diplomatic relations with China begin.
-The Sepoy rebellion is brutally crushed.
-The industrial revolution here is picking up good speed now that is is viewed as the most capitalist friendly contrary on earth.

Karishnikova - Manchuria

-The massive rebellion is led by a fanatic with a a hyper-inflated ego.
-The rebellion begs for foreign assistance.

Turn 24: 1859

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Political map of Turn 24.

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Music of 1859 (Brahms, Serenade No.2): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jkh1fms_P5w

OFFICIAL EXISTING ALLIANCES:
League of South American Superpowers: Brazil, Colombia, Argentina.
United European Nations: Germany, Russia, Austria, Finland, Britain Scandinavia, Portugal, Switzerland, USSR.
Central Asian Treaty Organization: Russia, Persia, Yemen and Kazakhstan.

EVENTS OF 1859 – NPCs and MISC:

-The solar storm of 1859, the largest geomagnetic solar storm on record, causes the Northern lights to be visible as far south as Cuba and knocks out telegraph communication. All nations are to have reduced telegraph capabilities for the next year. Many astronomers who study this occurrence manage to make great strides of knowledge in their field. One such idea is how the rays of the sun affects electronics, and testing soon begins.
-Ocean going screw propeller iron hulled steamships are now possible to be made by all industrial and/or western nations.
-Early rapid fire heavy guns and early internal combustion engines are now mostly available.
-Global temperature rise is now starting to gradually accelerate, going hand in hand with carbon output.
-Protests begin in the AUFC, led by people who have an unknown benefactor. The people are demanding reforms in the AUFC that will see the nation become Liberal and Capitalist.
-The Dutch government collapses in a coup due to losses in wars abroad. The once prosperous nation is now a mere shadow of its former self. The Belgians begin to campaign for independence again.
-The price of oil has begun to gradually increase.
-The woman's rights movement picks up greater momentum due to the work of nations worldwide and the lack of a role model to support the opposite (such as Queen Victoria, who IRL retarded the cause of women but in this version of history she got raped in a prison twice and then beheaded).
-The first industrial revolution has come to an end. Textile production is largely unprofitable due to Indian and Russian supplies undercutting many producers.
-The second industrial revolution is underway, with the main focus in metal, mining and machinery.

EVENTS OF 1859 - Players:

Ruskie - China

-Development of steel hulled ships begin.
-Feeling outdone by Colombia, the Chinese begin an arms race to build and develop a larger and stronger navy.
-A solar storm manages to awe many people in China, some seeing it as a divine event and others seeing it as a curious scientific phenomenon.
-Trading and diplomatic relations begin with many other Asian nations. Aid is sent to help these developing countries. And as they do so, the Chinese investors are not far behind, and neither are the effects of industrialization.
-Improvements in infrastructure temporarily stalls due to the solar storms.
-The African holdings are further invested into, and Chinese claims begin to expand.
-A reform is held, and voting rights are granted to the upper classes and wealthy. Most of them consists of the new Chinese, who speak a dialect of English and are supporters of democracy and capitalism. It is hardly a democracy however, as 90% of the population still cannot vote, and policy is now dictated by monetary interests of the bourgeoisie.
-Many older Chinese, raised in a different era, have begun to emigrate in larger numbers.
-The first Chinese students to be born, raised, and taught with the new education system have finally graduated from schools or are going to universities. They have begun to affect Chinese life massively as this new generation comes into existence.

TreviStator - The Democratic Union of Russia

-The army is sent into Austria to help control the crisis currently ongoing.
-The Volcanic rifle is further developed, with a primitive version of a clip created. Unfortunately it has a tendency to jam.
-The Balkan nations are asked what land borders they want, and the suggestion made is this: http://i.imgur.com/mSXIX.png
-Investment into Egypt continues, and the Suez canal is finally completed. Russia holds 20% of the shares of the canal company.
-Cotton production is further invested into, and Russia slowly increases production. Many improvements in technology and science manage to help develop understanding of genetic in the process too.
-Competition with India leads to a slump in cotton prices, causing some to question free trade and others simply investing into other fields. Metal, mining and machinery are growing as fields as the old textile one declines.
-The internal combustion engine is further developed, a model is created that is cheap and powerful enough to displace the steam engine in most smaller companies. Some begin to be outfitted on barges and carts, and the demand for horses has reached a historical peak in Russia. From this point on the demand for horses will decline.
-The World Fair is nearing completion in the Aral sea basin.
-Emigration begins to gradually increase as now the clearances in the countryside clear the villages of people. The slums in towns meanwhile are crammed full.
-An Estonian independence movement begins.

Kamikaze470 - Gran Colombia

-Development of explosive shells and rotating turrets begins. Soon some odd looking prototypes come steaming out of the shipyards. -In response to Chinese developments, an arms race is soon apparent. Steel hulls are developed and guns become heavier and heavier.
-The war in the Dutch East Indies continues, with the Dutch taking heavy losses. Indonesian locals begin to rebel against their Dutch lords (then realize they have simply been replaced with Colombian lords instead).
-Canned foods and urban planning begins in order to combat the urban sprawl of the new cities, and many reforms begin to pass on sanitation or housing laws. Slowly this regulation system begins to demolish slums and build proper tenements.
-The Panama Canal is finally completed, with the majority of shares being held by Colombia, Brazil and Argentina.
-The president dies from a stroke, and the vice president assumes leadership of the nation.
-An alliance with Oceania is established.

MountainWatcher - Portugal

-The nation continues northward expansion in Africa.
-A army volunteer service begins, where citizens can opt in to do service for their country.
-The army is likewise invested into, and begins to expand in order to maintain colonial holdings.
-Portugal demands the French end their trade embargo on Brazil.
-Mining is invested into further, and the trickle of wealth soon becomes a flood. Shanty towns grow like mushrooms along railway lines in the colonies, and existing towns become industrial cities. -The industrial revolution has arrived.
-The state begins to buy control of key national industries, going from laissez faire to interventionism.
-The ethical book, being developed by philosophers is published. It becomes an instant hit and initial print run copies sell out. Pretty soon, it makes its way over the world and begins to affect the learned classes.
-There is an exhibition on Impressionism, and the new artstyle is met with several mixed views. Nonetheless it proves to be profitable and thought provoking indeed.
-Further development of Epidemiology continues, and significant gains in this field are made and soon applied.
-A census is conducted to find out how the people view Communist and Capitalist confrontations. The general view is mixed, with the lower classes generally being Communist and the upper ones being Capitalist.

wulfe8857 - The People's Republic of Korea

-The military is demobilized, the nation feeling secure.
-Help is sent to finish the Panama canal, and it is finally complete. -Korea gains some share holdings in the canal in the process.
-Work on the railways continue, with most effort focused into them, the number of railway lines in kilometers nearly doubles.

Mr. Face - Republic of Germany

-A labor riot led by the Free Labor army begins, and causes havoc in Bremen.
-Propaganda pamphlets are seen strewn around everywhere, attacking the government with fiery messages.
-Strikes are held by the Communist Party, demanding fair wages.
-Security is increased by the German government, and armed guard placed at important buildings.
-A strike is misinterpreted as an attempt to seize power by the political left, and the protest is violently broken up. The proletariat begins to organize larger and larger groups, and the Socialist left begins to grow strong.
-The Communist party moves further to the political right, accepting the left Social democrats and expelling the majority of the USSR politicians.
-Work into a steel hulled ship begins.
-A semi-automatic rifle is developed, similar to, but inferior to Russian designs.
-Terms in office are reduced to 2 years for each president.
-The Liberals are now being forced to create coalitions with some Socialist groups.

Sunny Dei - Mameluke Egypt

-Egypt makes one last push southwards to annex all it can before Portugal claims it.
-A trade proposal is made to Portugal.
-A proposal is made to Russia to create a transcontinental railway connecting the Middle East and Asia.
-The Suez Canal is completed, and the nation holds a significant amount of shares in the canal company.
-The internal combustion engine is invested into, and begins to be slowly implemented throughout the nation. Due to the abundance of oil it becomes popular in a country which has to import a good deal of its coal.
-Diamond is prospected for, and some sources are found in the southern annexations.

RedSyndicate/Sobotnik - Union of Senatorial Socialist Republics, USSR

-The internal combustion engine is mounted onto a cart, and once further developed the worlds first true automobile is now in service. It moves at roughly 5km/h and cannot go up inclines greater than 3 degrees. The engine also has 3 horsepower.
-The army is sent into the Balkans to help re-establish control.
-The USSR demands that Switzerland be given sea access by being given land in Italy.
-Support for the British ends, and the army is brought back home.
-The nation ends all embargoes of South American nations and open the channels/straits to Brazilian shipping.
-The USSR begins to enact policies it held in Spain in earlier years in Italy, and begins to hyper-industrialize and modernize the country.
-Weapons standardization in the military begins.
-The regular curriculum is postponed, and Neuveo Latinum is taught to students throughout schools in the USSR. By the end of the year it becomes the standard language of instruction, though people still use their own tongues in informal settings. Words from it are being borrowed and passed around however, and the old languages are starting to slowly die under state attack.

Stethor - Brazil

-The total forest cover of the rainforests is now 5.84 million sq kilometers (Down from 6.21 in natural state).
-Trading vessels are accompanied by military guards, in order to protect them from pirates and the such (despite the fact that most of them have been wiped out).
-Brazil publicly condemns the UEN as a sham organization controlled mainly by the USSR and Germany, whom are following their own agenda at the expense of other nations.
-Brazil declares that Eastern European Nations should fight for their rights, and that Brazil supports them in their struggle. Trading begins with them once the USSR ends the blockade.
-Brazil starts a propaganda campaign telling the people of the AUFC how much better life there is. The AUFC responds by shutting down borders and arresting every Brazilian they can find.
-The great tower is finally completed. At 300m tall it is the tallest building in the world. It is largely boasted about by the nation, and several psychoanalysts begin pondering about the male fascination with size.
-The logging industry has proved to be very profitable, and massive railway improvements begin so as to further penetrate into the hinterland.
-The central stock exchange is established, and begins to become a center of worldwide commerce.

Skullivan21 - United Central European Federation

-The government announces support for the UEN, and introduces conscription for all males aged 18 and above. -All efforts are focused on rebuilding and retaking the union. -The military junta announces it will step aside when stability is restored.

Obnobs - The Republic of Scandinavia

-The military is demobilized, and massive investments into welfare begins.
-Aid is sent to the Danish proletariat, sparking a diplomatic problem when the Danish government becomes embarrassed that the Swedes are interfering and making the government look bad.
-Education is also invested into, but many changes made are slowed due to the solar storm knocking out many telegraph communications.
-Dutch Indonesia is invaded, and along with Colombia the Dutch very quickly lose control as both rather well developed navies work in unison to smash the Dutch.

VOSK - Oceania

-Hardened cloth uniforms and helmets are developed, which prove to be moderately successful in hand to hand combat.
-The navy is heavily invested into, and the naval race now has 3 contenders. Each developing fairly quickly and each trying to outdo each other.
-Oil drilling begins, and the country becomes self sufficient for the oil it requires.
-Hospitals, schools, etc are set up in newly annexed lands and the people promised full citizenship if they cooperate with the military.
-Immigration explodes, with the nation throwing its doors open. Many Russian and Chinese people take advantage and soon most emigrants of those nations end up in Oceania.

Intoxicated Spy - Socialist Federal Swiss Republic

-The nation sends military aid to Austria to help the Balkans get back under control.
-Homosexuality is legalized. There is an immense public outcry which is soon silenced by the Communists. It is the first country in the world to do so.
-Sexual and racial equality is established in the country.
-Mandatory military service is established for those aged 20 to 22, but only during times of war (such as now).
-General industrial development begins, with branches into metalworking, mining, consumer goods, and various other industries.
-As the army is sent out to help Austria, the SFSR and USSR temporarily occupy a part of Italy and manage it under SFSR administration. The SFSR wishes to hold onto this land.

Someguy13 - Finland

-Long ranged rifles are further developed, with the telescope being introduced for rifles and the army being trained in the weapon and its use.
-The alcohol industry continues to expand, and make vast profits by importing cheap Russian grain and processing it into Finnish spirits.
-Ports begin to be developed on the coasts, and railways extended into the north of the country. The logging companies follow soon behind and timber begins to be exported in greater quantities.
-The navy is also invested into slightly, with Ironclads being built and sent out to patrol the Baltic.
-A military conscription program is set up, with terms lasting 6 to 12 months. It is optional for women, and compulsory for males aged 21+.
-The government begins to print articles about how nice Russia is, being in a good trade partnership with them and being granted independence. Russian immigrants trickle into Finland due to the better standard of living.
-The mechanical computer is further developed, and a copy is offered to Russia. The machines prove very useful for the rich companies and government agencies in many tasks. However they are horribly expensive and bulky.

UrbanMachismo - Arabian Empire

-The UAE is invaded, and some of the land is left to Persia, further cementing diplomatic relations.
-Ironclad vessels are built and launched, in rather small numbers.
-More efficient methods of drilling and cracking oil are developed, and the price of oil which was originally rising in the nation, has now dropped back down to the same levels for the time being.
-More oil platforms are set up, and the railway networks are expanded likewise.
-Unfortunately the coal needed to run the trains is somewhat costly to import.

wizard` - Kazakhstan

-Not much happens this year, minus standard modernization due to Russian influence.

vampiresrock - Britain

-A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens is published.
-The nation demands to open trade with Portugal.
-Contact is made with the North American continent, and the nations are mostly isolationist and refusing to do much beyond manage internal stagnation.
-Military spending is slashed, and money poured into social and educational reforms.
-Laissez faire trade is encouraged by the nation, as the country transitions back into investment and industrial development after 20 years of ruin.
-The country transitions towards Democracy, with the royal family and old reactionary parties having been wiped out.

Mon - India

-The Sepoy Rebellion is crushed.
-India inquires Russia if they import their new rifles. When the Russians do not respond the Indians simply make knock off copies that are similar in quality to the German standard.
-An embassy is set up in Malaysia, and India begins to heavily influence the nation through trade.
-Trading and investment worldwide begins by India, with heavy investment into both canals in Suez and Panama.
-Laissez faire economics is heavily encouraged, and the nation begins to quickly industrialize. A few individuals are made rich in the process, but not many. Some become philanthropists and invest into the construction of hospitals, schools and libraries.
-Private education is encouraged massively, with the main benefactors being the middle and upper classes.
-The proletariat begins to rapidly expand.
-Free religion is established, allowing for tolerance of all religious faiths. This somewhat helps the situation with regards to Hindus and Moslems.
-The greatest industrial growth comes from the textile area, with massive jute and cotton farms directly feeding the factories in India. This begins to heavily undercut most cotton and jute producers outside of India. The worldwide textile boom has come to an end as India secures a monopoly slowly along with Russia.

Karishnikova - Manchuria

-The Chinese army fails to completely crush the rebellion due to telegraph cables failing during the solar storm. This momentary lapse allows the rebellion a respite for a few months more.

Turn 25: 1860

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Franz Liszt - Mephisto Waltz No. 1 (Orchestral Version)

Music of 1860

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OFFICIAL EXISTING ALLIANCES:
League of South American Superpowers: Brazil, Colombia, Argentina.
United European Nations: Germany, Russia, Austria, Finland, Britain Scandinavia, Portugal, USSR, Denmark
Central Asian Treaty Organization: Russia, Persia, Yemen and Kazakhstan.

EVENTS OF 1860 – NPCs and MISC:

-Canada declares its independence from the AUFC, and is quickly followed by Maine and New York, each of them seeking to formulate a new democratic legislature and a capitalist system.
-The breakup of the union in the AUFC has shaken the morale of the nation's leadership. Few believe that The Union will last much longer, and state legislatures are presently deliberating their own secession in the wake of Canada.
-Similar situations are occurring in Mexico, as a stagnant economy and diminishing trade are causing a job crisis. The unemployed masses, especially those in the outlying northern territories, have become disenchanted and resentful of the government in Mexico.
-The Dutch colonies are now cut off from access to the homeland. After the long decline, a lost war, and having lost Wallonia, the capability of the Netherlands to maintain its empire breaks down, and all assistance to her colonies ends. Indonesia becomes an independent nation, and the African colonies quickly attach themselves to Portugal or Denmark, as they are still heavily reliant upon a foreign motherland to stay in power.

EVENTS OF 1860 - Players:

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Ruskie - China

-The naval arms race with Columbia is widely viewed by the Chinese as being won by the good side, as numerically China now boasts quite a large fleet. However, intelligence and common knowledge states that the Colombians have superior designs.
-The Manchu rebellion is entirely crushed, and military occupation followed by martial law settles the unrest.
-The Military Information Bureau is founded, in response to poor communications with and general knowledge of foreign powers.
-As Chinese students begin to gradually outpace the knowledge of western immigrants, a contest for job availability begins to grow, with the natives becoming increasingly aware of and disgruntled by western intelligentsia moving to China to take advantage of high paying jobs.
-Foreign aid programs are opened or intensified for neighboring nations in Indochina and Central Asia.
-African colonialism continues in all general directions.

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TreviStator - The Democratic Union of Russia

-The Russian navy is given the go-ahead to occupy dry docks for the construction of new, modern, propeller driven ships.
-A railway line is drawn up, and started to be laid down, connecting Egypt, Iraq, and the middle east in general to the Caucasus mountains and European Russia.
-The Euro is adopted.
-Finnish is adopted as the international language.
-Nationalist Estonians are growing in numbers, and the reason is generally unknown. Some suppose it has to do with unemployment.
-Sentiments towards an independent Poland are also growing once again, as those who fought against Russia regret the government's decision to attack UCEF.
-The World Fair occurs. Scientists from around the globe show off their inventions. By far the most impressive of which is the Russian Automobile and Volcanic Rifles, but of course this is what the fairgrounds were constructed around. Other notable inventions are shared and shown, even from nations not invited, whose inventors sought to come and obtain funds for patents. In general the event has brought together investors and entrepreneurs, and has spurred up progress in engineering and science.

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Kamikaze470 - Gran Colombia

-Naval bases are constructed on the Pacific Islands, giving Colombia's fleet the ability to operate efficiently over most of the South Pacific.
-Halmahera is claimed for Colombia.
-Unrestricted trade is now open to Portugal.
-A political reform passes to grant women the same rights as men. And there was much rejoicing.
-The banks of Colombia are all shut down, corralled under the state, and reopened as a single centralized institute for banking.
-Medals are awarded to all who worked on the Panama canal to honor their grand achievement in both uniting the nation's coasts and more easily bringing the prosperity of Europe to the Pacific Ocean.
-Mining industries are subsidized, and many companies and workers that labored in Panama are taking advantage of their tools and experience to enhance Colombia's metal output very quickly.

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MountainWatcher - Portugal

-Colonial expansion into Africa is enhanced with increased military mobilization. New ports are being established along the coasts, and forts are being built inland along the new frontier with the Egyptian colonies.
-Technological trading requests are publicly stated, aimed towards Colombia.
-The Euro is adopted as the national currency.
-New universities are being established, driving down tuition prices and causing the book industries to profit greatly as more students are capable of enrollment.
-Oil drilling is expanded upon in the colonies, although it is still much cheaper for the Iberian regions to import from other locations in Europe than from the colonies in Africa.
-Innovations in mining methods are invested into.
-Universities are established in the colonies too, and act as culture conversion centers for teaching the Portuguese language, as well as basic skills for construction and labor.
-Expensive things such as housing, healthcare, and tuition become radically cheaper in the African colonies as the government subsidizes those industries with taxes from the motherland. This upsets a few nationals, but has caused a massive increase in immigration to the more developed ports and coastal cities in Africa. As a result, Portuguese is more quickly becoming adopted by not only those living in the colonial cities, but rural Africans as well due to trading necessity and immersion with native speakers.
-Troops are deployed to the British African colonies as "peacekeepers," although their missions end up with local military rule.

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wulfe8857 - The People's Republic of Korea

-Infrastructural projects in both Japan and Korea are underway as new roads and rails are laid out. Almost all of the work is being done by Japanese companies.
-New hospitals are also opened.
-The school system in Japan is made public, and standardized under Korean curriculum.

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Mr. Face - Republic of Germany

-Military units are sent in to disperse communist protesters and put an end to riots, which only serves to anger the mob and swell their numbers.
-A major conflict with the communist malcontents occurs in Cologne, leaving 41 people dead and dozens more wounded.
-The minimum wage is increased, which serves to pacify some of the protesters. However, it does not prevent the further growth of the communist party, which is swelling to greater numbers due to military intervention. Many public offices are now being filled by socialists and liberals with communist leanings.
-Reactionary forces calling themselves the Sons of Liberty have forged a paramilitary group similar to, but opposing the Free Labor Army, believing that the government is not doing enough to quite the communists in western Germany.
-The German government publicly blames Brazil for inciting unrest, and the army is taking measures to prevent further support of communists from abroad.
-German ports are now open to unrestricted trade with China.
-FIFA is held in London this year. Uruguay defeated Germany, 3 - 2. During the end-game proceedings, a German radical assassinated the British Foreign Secretary, causing a massive riot during which two German players were seriously injured.
-The German currency is simply renamed the Euro. New nationally ambiguous paper currency is being printed in Finnish to replace gold marks.
-Finnish is promoted as the bureaucratic language of Europe, and German ambassadors are learning it.
World Fair Exhibits: Dynamite - First Motorcycle, Cordite, First Four Wheeled automobile, and Radar.

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Sunny Dei - Mameluke Egypt

-Diamond mines open in deep central Africa. Exports of the precious gems are mostly to South America.
-A proposal is sent and declined for Ethiopia to be annexed by Egypt.
-A new city is declared in the making along the Suez Canal, called Da-Suezmadinya. In reality it is simply the renaming of Suez and the government seizure, and improvement, of local lands. CATO members are invited to participate in building up the sea port.
-Scientists proudly show off their automobiles at the Russian science convention, and come back home with notes of better prototypes from France and Russia, quick to improve upon their own at home.

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Sobotnik - Union of Senatorial Socialist Republics, USSR

-Barbed wire is invented.
-Automobiles are improved further upon, being taken up as a special pet project of the state. Prototypes experience live trials in expeditions into the Saharan Desert, and prove their worth as reliable material transports for colonists and land surveyors.
-Machine gun models are also being researched and improved upon. Tripod mounted guns are pioneered, although decidedly useless as the weight of the guns is still too high to lift feasibly with a one man crew.
-As war exhaustion for the Balkan states reaches a high and their capability of maintaining a feasible defense falters, the communist forces sweep over the region with relative ease. Greece is still putting up a healthy fight.
-As the regions fall to the USSR, pro-communist locals are being recruited to construct provisional governments. They are in the midst of setting up various bureaucracies for the new states.
-Free trade and local production rights are granted back to the people. Small enterprises ranging from bakeries to community gardens open up all over the nation, although a majority of them occur in Italy and Southern Spain, with almost no initiative towards the new capitalist agenda being taken in France.
-Factories are built for the production of brand new petrol engines, and they are being distributed to farms across the nation for automated plows. -Continuous track is being utilized in new tractors for above mentioned petrol engine plows, and a new innovation in the "perpetual railway" has led to mass adoption of caterpillars into newly produced farming vehicles.
-Small communes are being established with local self rule as a test of faith for "true communism" in the northern French farming communities. The effect has yet to be seen.
-National censuses are carried out, and a new bureau is established to study the output of communal farming efforts compared to collective farming.
-The Euro is adopted as national currency, and quickly makes its way into circulation.
-Finnish is made the language of diplomacy.
-The army is sent across the border into Belgium, shortly after a statement of intent to annex Wallonia. The Dutch withdraw forces from the region and avoid conflict with the monstrous USSR. This causes quite a bit of unrest in the Netherlands, as the people are discontent with the government's inability to hold back foreigners from taking what they want in the colonies abroad, and now very close to home as well.

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Stethor - Brazil

-The total forest cover of the rainforests is now 5.67 million sq kilometers (Down from 6.21 in natural state).
-The navy begins to improve, setting out to build ships using designs suspiciously similar to Colombia's.
-Further encouragement of the popular investment into stocks is creating a growing central stock exchange, outpacing more local exchanges, in Sao Paulo.
-Slander campaigns against communism continue aggressively, although the patriotic populace need little more convincing than they have already had in years past. Very few though, agree that intervention in Europe is required. No Brazilian has fought commies in living memory, if at all, and the population is quite content with being isolationist.
-Immigration increases alongside stock prices, as shocking rises to power prove that anybody can get rich quick in Brazil if they play their cards well.

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Skullivan21 - United Central European Federation

-Exhausted from years of war and internal strife, the army finally folds, and is forced to either accept a brutal, unending guerrilla warfare, or peace. They accept the latter, and the draft is ended, although the army remains mobilized along the new borders.
-With the end of the war, Hungary officially ends its participation in the Vienna government, and Croatia also declares its independence, Bohemia is still held, as is much of Slovenia and northern Italy.
-Finnish is adopted by diplomats as the language of communication, and plans are being drawn up for a curriculum in which higher education requires Finnish as a core class.
-All matter of industrial works are released to the public, putting a total and complete end to whatever socialist schemes were established in UCEF beforehand.
-Research funding for electrical and physics fields of science is given to universities and laboratories after the solar storm piques the interest of government.
-The military junta is ended, with the parliament convening to rule. Elections are held for a new Reich Chancellor. The states in the Federation are allotted a great many new powers for local self governance.

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Obnobs - The Republic of Scandinavia

-The army is mobilized southward, ready for attack or defense.
-Free food and medical supplies are sent to the people of the Netherlands. Meanwhile the Dutch government continues to decrease in popularity as its people see them as inept and incapable.
-Finnish is accepted as the international language, and the Euro is adopted as Scandinavia's only currency.
-A tunnel is now being dug to Zealand.
-Health care and education receive larger sums of funding, with necessary budget cuts in the military and transit.

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VOSK - Oceania

-The operations against the Dutch proceed swimmingly as the colony is cut off from its motherland, and foreign aid for the unfortunate souls dwindles to nothing. Very little strength is left in them to fight back against Australian occupation besides terrible roads and dense jungles that need traversing. The Oceanic military finds little else to stand in their way.
-The Indian islands of Bali and Lombok are occupied.
-Malaysia is invaded.
-Operation Typhoon is declared a success.
-"Whales and Shelkya," a state operated weapons company, is founded in Australia by a few returning war veterans. They specialize in reverse-engineering foreign weapons and implementing Oceanic standard ammunition to them, the first of which is an improvement upon a German rifle.
-Heavy guns are attached to the largest fleet ships, attempting to mirror their Colombian counterparts with turrets and explosive shells.
-A new branch of the army called The Homeland Guard is established, consisting primarily of militia reserves for defending the Australian mainland.
-The foundation and plans for a large naval base in New Guinea are laid out. The supplies and dry-docks are open for use by Colombia and China.
-The newly captured islands are opened for surveying, and Australian entrepreneurs have started opening raw resource collection upon the islands.
-The Universal Healthcare bill passes through the legislature, allowing any human being residing, legally or not, in Oceania to have tax-supported free medical attention.
-Homosexual laws are put down, allowing gays to serve in the military, as well as marry.
-Recent governmental changes have caused an increase in taxes as well as conservative activism.
-The Foreign Legion is established, allowing immigrants without citizenship to serve Oceania in a multilingual military branch.
-The new islands are placed under martial law, although it quickly subsides as they are given provincial rights and are incorporated into voting districts.

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Intoxicated Spy - Socialist Federal Swiss Republic

-Switzerland officially leaves the UEN, and withdraws military support for their antics.
-Tunisia is invaded, and the poor nation quickly collapses.
-The campaign against Greece grinds to a halt in Corinth.
-A democratic initiative is made, and elected representatives are now making up the legislature of Switzerland.
-A new constitution is drafted up again, this time supporting democratic principles and ensuring various freedoms such as those of press and speech.
-The new republic enters into an alliance with Britain.

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Someguy13 - Finland

-Timber industries try and fail to compete with the increasingly powerful international Brazilian lumber markets, and Finnish timber remains truly profitable only within Finland, Russia, and Scandinavia.
-Russian nationalism is being favored by the Finnish government, with an oddly unreceptive populace. Most political activists wish they would act out more against or for the pro-Russian attitude.
-Poor quality of life in Russia, coupled with pro-Russian attitudes within Finland and an increasing quality of life there, causes the trickle of immigrants to grow larger. Helsinki is the fastest growing city, and home construction there, made cheaper by invested local Finnish timber, is providing a very welcome environment for immigrants from the south and east.

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UrbanMachismo - Arabian Empire

-The UAE is invaded and, despite efforts to ignore the only two provinces bordering the Arab nation at all, the military is forces to occupy them.
-War is summarily declares upon Uganda, and landfall is made in Somalia.
-The local availability of coal is low to none, and attempts to mine it leads to little more than information regarding prospective oil fields. As a result, the expensive railway project is bankrupted, as there is no profitable way to maintain them.
-A research project begins based upon petrol engines large enough to move railway carts.
-A few imported machines are set up in factories to increase national production output, and the Arabian Empire starts to export the excess.

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wizard` - Kazakhstan

-Nothing happens.

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vampiresrock - Britain

-A military overhaul begins, with concentration upon corruption, spy rings, and weeding out weak leaders. This has reported success, although quite a few experienced generals are court martialed to curtail their crimes and prevent future disorganization in times of peace.
-A national railway network is being subsidized, and begins to improve the nation's transportation capacity. -Further democratic reforms are made, establishing a new orderly legislature based entirely upon voting, rather than lordship and titles.
-FIFA is held in London this year. Uruguay defeated Germany, 3 - 2. During the end-game proceedings, a German radical assassinated the British Foreign Secretary, causing a massive riot during which two German players were seriously injured.

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Mon - India

-Military funding is cut severely, and what remains of the budget is directed towards the construction of new war-ships.
-Trade posts and an embassy are built the Philippine islands. Mutual trust and trade reliance quickly grows between the islands and Malaysia, both regions now solidly under the Indian sphere of influence.
-Metal exports climb as new mines are opened and government investment in iron stocks climbs alongside production.
-Parks are built in central Indian cities, although they do little to raise the standard of living. General infrastructure projects, such as roads and railways, are the primary driving force for the growing prosperity in these provinces.
-A national census is sent out alongside a poll requesting information about popular reception of the government. The results state that very few approve of the government, although the quality of life is significantly higher than it was a decade ago, and income/employment opportunities are high. The primary source of income is still farming, although industrial jobs in textiles and wood work are quite high in urban areas.

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Ven Kaeo - Denmark

-Military expenditure is largely directed at the navy, with a priority being placed upon investing into submersible craft.
-An alliance is offered to the Netherlands. The Dutch gladly accept it, glad to have somebody willing to side with them against further aggression from the USSR or others.
-Colonial outposts are established in the western Sahara and Guinea.
-A railway network is begun, with an ambition to connect Germany to Alborg, Arhus, and Copenhagen. The Germans grant them the right to manage the border crossing of the rails.
-Most industrial production is focused on the railway projects.
-The national currency is switched over to the Euro, but the krone system still prevails for local currency, making transactions in Denmark just as confusing and odd as they were before the Euro.
-The national government seizes control over railways, and the parliamentary legislature is placed in charge of those running the rails, as well as their construction and funding.

Notes: This turn and the 2 turns following this one were written by RedSyndicate rather than Sobotnik. This turn introduced flags.

Turn 26: 1861

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Music of 1861

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Political map of Turn 26.

Post link: http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1144032?p=34408958&viewfull=1#post34408958

OFFICIAL EXISTING ALLIANCES:
League of South American Superpowers: Brazil, Colombia, Argentina
United European Nations: Germany, Russia, Austria, Finland, Britain Scandinavia, Portugal, USSR, Denmark
Central Asian Treaty Organization: Russia, Persia, Yemen and Kazakhstan
Commonwealth Confederacy: Canada, New York, Maine, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska

EVENTS OF 1861 – NPCs and MISC:

-Following in suite of Canada, many other northern states begin to secede, one by one, each declaring their independence against the AUFC. This causes much internal debate within what is left of the Union, and it collapses. The USA is reformed in its wake, with a Kentucky political activist named Abraham Lincoln being voted into the new presidential office.
-Socialism in the eastern half of the north American continent has been all but entirely eradicated, with the popular decision being that it was a failure for the people. Diminishing bread lines and decreased unemployment supports this idea greatly, and the government quickly become publicly hostile to socialism.
-Lincoln quickly begins work to sort out the rebellious states and Canada, all of which he still believes to be part of the USA. After continual attempts to move their legislatures with the temptations of union, the Commonwealth Confederacy is formed, with its capital in Toronto, Canada.
-The USA continually degrades their relations with the Confederacy as the year wanes, and Lincoln was just about to consider utilizing the army to reunite the union, when Mexico invaded Canada. Eager to capitalize on the Commonwealth's sudden weakness, and desperate to preserve the states he still believes to be American from Mexican rule, he declares war on the Confederate states, considering all peaceful methods now impossible.
-Canada occupies Greenland without contest, and a mysterious benefactor is supplying them with arms.
-A heat wave passes over the Balkans, killing thousands of people throughout Transylvania, Croatia, and the French/Russian Balkan territories.

EVENTS OF 1861 - Players:

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Ruskie - China

-The Department of Military Advancement (DoMA) is established to keep up with the advances of other nations, established for the sole purpose of promoting military technology. Its focus at the moment is improving ship models and large guns.
-Burma is forced to concede their nation into near provincial puppet status as China threatens to cut off the financial, industrial, and medical aid they have been providing, which has been keeping the primitive nation afloat and headed towards modernization. Leaders of the state willingly take on provincial governorship under the Chinese Empire.
-Infrastructure improvement has outpaced that of Europe.
-A patent office called the Department of Technological Advancement (DoTA) is opened to encourage civilian investment into their own discoveries.
-Industrial methods are improved marginally via investment into DoTA, but the immediate success of the program has encouraged its backing legislatures to continue funding it.
-"Early Retirement" programs are offered to westerners working in bureaucratic positions and state industries. The more conservative office managers have begun forcing these options down the throats of their employees as the pool of eligible unemployed native replacements grows.

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TreviStator - The Democratic Union of Russia

-The army is mobilized and refitted with a massive production of the latest rifle designs.
-Polish independence is much debated, although the issue is finally dropped when it is discovered that those promoting the propagation of that idea were in fact dangerous radicals from a foreign nation. Said radicals are arrested and summarily executed for treason. They were mostly of German ethnicity.
-Construction of rail lines into Egyptian territory continues.
-Prototype automobiles are perfected, and the first real car rolls out into the streets of St. Petersburg. Already, the wealthy from around the world are lining up to be the first to have access to these amazing horseless carriages.
-A terror bombing in Moscow kills twenty three. Presently the culprit is unknown.
-Estonia suddenly and inexplicably declares independence, wielding a shockingly massive military presence to back up their claims.

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Kamikaze470 - Gran Colombia

-All wooden ships are scuttled, preserved for museums, or sold abroad. The navy completely eradicates all of the old weaponry in favor of a cheaper, standardized modern navy.
-A new branch of the navy is established, titled the Royal Marines. More of a land combat unit, they work in joint with the navy for a more mobile coastal form of warfare.
-Improved rifle designs are distributed into the ground forces.
-The war with the Dutch is officially ended.
-A large donation of supplies and cash is sent to Korea.
-A tribute of the old navy's guns and ships, the ones still comparably fit and new, are sent to Portugal.
-The navy receives a budget cut, and immediately protests the unfair treatment to their branch. They argue that with the new Royal Marines branch and the requirement to refill their fleets with new modern ships, the money should actually be increased.
-New state oil drilling operations are opened, and mining is intensified.
-Mexico is told that capitalism is cool.
-Impressment is legalized during times of war.
-A bill is passed creating a pension program.

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MountainWatcher - Portugal

-Warship production increases, coupled with a donation from Colombia, have vastly increased the size of the fleet.
-Coastal fortifications are underway.
-All military wages are increased.
-African colonization comes close to a grinding halt as the government orders that no claims nor forts may be built near Chinese territory.
-Uganda is annexed peacefully as Portuguese influence deep into their politics has convinced them that they cannot win the war on Arabia alone.
-Coal exports to Denmark are decreased to help in the construction of the railway, although in reality steel would have helped considerably more. The coal is stashed away inside warehouses for when the trains eventually get up and running in full force.
-Economic aid is sent to the confederated states as well as the USA.
-Taxes are raised slightly in the colonies. Nobody notices much, although it has vastly improved the national treasury.
-Media attention is directed rightfully at Germany and Brazil, and some people are saying that there is a rumor that Portugal may become embroiled in the war in Europe.
-The military receives a further wage increase, and publicizes a career in the service as a strong way of getting ahead in the world.
-Notes of the world fair inventions are receiving quite a bit of attention from Lisbon, and a few special projects are being funded. One in particular that has promise is that of a Portuguese automobile.

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wulfe8857 - The People's Republic of Korea

-Nothing much happens. A stimulus package from Colombia arrives, and helps to further develop Korea and Japan marginally. Besides that, nothing much.

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Mr. Face - Republic of Germany

-Semi-automatic weaponry development has reached production stages, and is being implemented in special units that need the afforded costs of better weapons.
-A large ironclad battleship called The Dreadnought glides out to sea.
-Offers of alliance are declared open to the Confederacy and the USA. Both sides seem willing to accept it, although Lincoln refuses to have a foreign power abet him in putting down an internal rebellion.
-China, India, and Oceania are offered alliances. Trade restrictions on those nations are dropped and tariffs lowered.
-The Free Labor Army rises up and attacks, seizing the Rhine and quickly erect defenses upon its shores.
-The military, having been just mobilized eastward, manages to crush the rebels upon the Rhine, driving their divisions back to the western side of it. FLA insurgents retaliate by detonating bombs set under bridges to the east, cutting off the military's ability to maneuver to them.
-An overzealous branch of FLA volunteers attacks local police forces and seizes Berlin and Hamburg, albeit against explicit orders not to do so. The army quickly moves to fight them, but is bogged down in the urban environments.
-With the uprising, and the FLA's open declaration of allegiance and leadership towards the German Communist party, popular support of the communists in Germany plummets, and the communist representatives are barred from the Prussian House of Lords. In retaliation, the communists surround the building and set it aflame, hurling in bombs and shooting anybody who flees out its exits. In all, most of the German parliament is killed or horribly injured.
-The armies fight long and hard through Berlin and Hamburg, but are too late to prevent terrible damage to historical sites. The communists primarily targeted old buildings and museums, and very little of the cities' industrial base or civilian population is harmed.
-Loyal communists flee west, swimming across the Rhine to their comrades. The German military stationed along the river can do little to prevent this, as the men are not quite willing to shoot unarmed civilians.

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Seed Eater - Republic of the Rhine

-A volunteer army is established, as the people west of the Rhine are quite easily shielded from the truth and lied about the happenings in the rest of Germany.
-The Commissar of Military Affairs declares himself leader of both the FLA and the Communist Party, essentially establishing himself as dictator over the Rhineland Republic.

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Sunny Dei - Mameluke Egypt

-Ethiopia is invaded, and soon overcome. They surrender before their forces are defeated, and many of the remaining divisions in good condition are conscripted into the Egyptian army.
-New volcanic rifles are equipped into the army at a slow rate.
-Forts are improved along the African borders.
-Embassies are built in Sudan for the Portuguese colonies to negotiate with the Egyptian colonies.
-Ambitious prospectors move south in the hunt for African gemstones and metals.
-Industrialization is speeding up in Egypt with the backing of the federal government and the world class trading center developing in Suez, bringing all the world's resources within her grasp, should money afford it.
-Primitive automobiles are continually improved upon and invested into, but thus far there is not much luck in producing a working model.
-Islam, already very prevalent in the colonies, is encouraged as a model faith for the whole nation and its territories. Arabic is declared the national language, and is being taught in new schools that have been erected in the south.
-Railroads link up with the Russians in southwest Asia.

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Sobotnik - Union of Senatorial Socialist Republics, USSR

-Two new programs in the military open up regarding machine guns. A heavier variant of the gun, more of an auto-cannon, is being engineered for assaults against armor and bunkers. The final design has ambitious penetration values and a massive turret, one which no vehicle can carry. Thus, the navy has sought to implement the gun for use against other armored ships. The second gun has had much greater strides in its development as a light machine gun, tripod mounted, and meant for individual use. Still a massive bulking weapon only feasible on the defensive, the army opts to place them atop the new "Bellum plaustrum," a tractor driven automobile with metal plates attached to the front to defend its gunner and engine. Thus, the machine gun is brought to the offensive, and armored cars make their way into the army.
-The Netherlands is finally completely occupied, but this time offers up resistance. However, their recent loss of military bases and defenses on the French front has minimized the casualties and costs of the war, and the nation is quickly annexed with little violence.
-Bosnia and Serbia finally surrenders, and the army is able to fully concentrate upon Greece. With this troop surge, their defenses crumble, and the last shot of the Balkan war is finally fired.
-Mass production of military weaponry is fired up at the close of the war, and many new factories open up explicitly for producing new armored tractor cars and rifles. Spain and France are supplying the bulk of new troops, and regular divisions are finally being drawn up from Italy as well.
-The army is largely mobilized to France, with only token garrisons being left elsewhere.
-Military awards and medals are now being given to those whom break record quotas in military factory production. The medals come alongside a cash prize, encouraging people to work harder and smarter to improve rifle and engine production.
-Mechanical computers are being implemented in the management of the economy, significantly decreasing the size of the bureaucracy related to that task.
-The commune projects in northern farms have proven to have marginally higher production ratios than their collectivized counterparts, and the experiment is spread to village management in the north as well.
-Portuguese, England, and Romic are now the only accepted languages in schools, and the Romic one in particular is spreading very quickly across the nation.

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Stethor - Brazil

-The total forest cover of the rainforests is now 5.60 million sq kilometers (Down from 6.21 in natural state).
-The navy is focused on improving current ship models, rather than improving the overall size of the fleet.
-Training regiments are increased in time by a few weeks to familiarize their knowledge of new equipment.
-Military trade with Australian defense contractors opens up. Uniforms and helmets are being imported.
-Economic support is given wholeheartedly to the Confederacy, and military donations are also sent.
-Uruguay and Paraguay are offered statehood inside of the Brazilian Empire, but both refuse. Uruguay mistakes the demand as a declaration of war, and a few skirmishes occur on the border as they attempt to uproot Brazilian infrastructure to prevent them from supplying logistics so far south.
-The Prime Minister holds a speech addressing the threat of socialism abroad, but the people have taken an increasingly hostile stance towards caring about the fate of other nations. While socialism is hated passionately in Brazil, few yet have any kind of ambition to support intervention in Europe.
-Brazilian corporations, already running their fingers deep into all of South America's markets, are being subsidized for new factories and businesses built outside of Brazil. This has given the nation a significantly stronger hold over the continent's economy as a whole.
-The Sao Paulo stock exchange has massively increased dividends in light of recent near total market take-overs in Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru. Investors are ecstatic, and foreign wealthy have started to hire stock brokers to invest their money into it.
-The quest for coal and oil turns up little in Brazil, and it still remains profitable to import. The little that they do find however, is quickly exploited.
-Mining operations further west go marginally better than they have in the past in light of the lifting of the rainforests and the discovery of veins of ore underneath the old woods.
-The port in New Guinea is invested into, and trading posts are rapidly established as Brazil attempts to gain strength in the East Asian markets.

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Skullivan21 - United Central European Federation

-Military training times are doubled, and equipment standards are raised to compensate for the decreased size of the army. Guns are imported from Germany and Russia, and new uniforms including steel dragon helmets are distributed. War games are initiated on a grand scale, held regularly now. Naval expansion focuses on copying the German navy.
-Radio waves, long since known about, have gathered the interest of scientists. Urged by the government, they have set about working on technologies involving them and electricity.
-The Centralist Party, a group wanting to weaken the individual freedoms of the states to prevent further schisms, has won a majority vote and is working towards tearing down the old republic to replace it with a single state government. The constitution is undergoing a rewrite.

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Obnobs - The Republic of Scandinavia

-The metric system is implemented as national standard.
-Aid sent to the Dutch is cut off as the USSR annexes the region.
-The Danish embassy is firebombed by a local radical, killing a Finnish translator and a Danish ambassador.
-A naval group is sent south to the lower reaches of the Baltic sea, with armed infantry divisions aboard transports.
-Work on the tunnel to Zealand is continued.
-Engine development begins to focus on providing power for gliders to maintain flight, rather than to drive automobiles. The promise of human flight has inspired investors to collaborate on bringing together engineers in the field to help develop the project further.

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VOSK - Oceania

-The war with Malaysia ends, and the armies pull out of the region. Indonesia falls completely, and is annexed. The soldiers are sent home, glad to be finished with the business in those jungle islands, and are greeted as heroes. Massive military parades celebrate the unity of the region and the contributions of the dead and living men who made it possible.
-Military Governors are put into place over the new regions, and methods are given to achieve provincial status for each of the islands. Only small garrisons remain however, and the islands are mostly peaceful and compliant.
-The Oceanic Special Forces is dispatched to North America to kidnap scientists, a few of whom (including mister Thomas Edison) are grateful to be out of the war-torn, impoverished, tyrannical region and now have funding for their projects in Oceania.
-The "Stahlhelm," or Steel Helmet, is invented and implemented into the armies. Gas mask implements are also improved upon, as well as jungle-biased camouflage.
-Naval expansion continues with heavier armor plating and higher caliber guns being built.
-Military trade is opened with Brazil and China.
-The Oceanic government predicts the American Civil War by a few months, and is viewed by some there as an antagonist, especially after their later intervention in the theft of American intelligentsia.
-Electrical research continues, taking a new path and leading to the invention of a long lasting light bulb.
-Taxes are lowered once again, and the public is relieved by it, decreasing conservative tensions.
-Homosexual immigration has increased the total population growth via immigration by a great deal, and some street violence and lynchings have occurred.
-Immigrants fighting in the foreign legion during Operation Typhoon are granted citizenship for themselves and their immediate families upon returning home. Those whom perished have also had their families given citizenship.
-A national census shows an overwhelming disapproval of recent liberal laws and policies, and the gay issue is widely noted as one of the highest concerns of the nation.

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Intoxicated Spy - Socialist Federal Swiss Republic

-Tunisian rule is handed over to the USSR.
-England and Wales are annexed, or rather joined, into the republic. Initially there is much protest against this, but once the representative "democracy" is established in, the people generally settle down. A few old socialists that participated in the failed coup all those years ago have come forwards to encourage peace and settlement into the international republic, but many are not buying that, stating that the nation is clearly called the "Swiss" Republic.
-War is declared upon Denmark, with a declaration that they had attempted to invade London. Everyone finds that idea to be preposterous, because they didn't, but regardless of that the English navy is sent to blockade the seas and keep the Danes out.
-A declaration is made that the Swiss have joined or are willing to join the UEN.
-Many new and incredibly ambitious research programs are opened, the most successful of which is motorcycles (as they had already been invented) and scented paper pine trees to put inside those motorcycles.
-Females may now be drafted.
-A draft is initiated for half of all people ages 18 to 26, with a lottery system determining those conscripted.
-The army begins a program of job training for those about to finish their terms of service.

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Someguy13 - Finland

-A small tariff is added to the alcohol exports. The size of these exports vastly increases government revenue with minimal angering of the companies.
-Timber exports are focused on Finland's neighbors, Europe, and nations in east Asia. Competition with Brazil is avoided.
-A railway commission has started having tracks laid from Helsinkig to Viborg.
-Finland's computer projects are being intermingled with electrical projects, as engineers working with the computers believe that an entirely electrical computer could vastly improve its performance. However, the plausibility of production is far from possible without a boost in investment and the importation of better electrical technologies.
-A public survey, distributed alongside the annual census, asks the people whether independence is a big issue for them. While most do agree that Finland would fare better outside of the Russian sphere, few have a strong passion for patriotism for fighting for freedom.
-Studies of the quality of life in Finland have been released by sociologists showing that Russia's input to the nation help significantly due to the tax ratios. This has swayed a few to believe that Finland would be more prosperous as a part of the empire rather than alone.
-More immigrants are moving to Finland, and the connection of them with friends and family back home in Russia coupled with the fact that Finnish is widely accepted as the language of Europe has begun to spread the Finnish language and culture as far as Moscow, where some delinquent youths have taken up speaking it to avoid being understood by parents and teachers.

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UrbanMachismo - Arabian Empire

-The invasion of the Omani colonies is carried out with zero opposition. The region's leaders assumed already that, as Oman was part of the empire, so were they.
-Madagascar is warred upon, but landfall is not successfully made due to investments into the war with Ethiopia.
-The war with Uganda ends as Portugal officially joins the colonial nation into their empire.
-Oil rigs are built, and as the world begins to rely more on oil driven ships and automobiles make their debut, Arabia grows richer.
-Plans to produce a petroleum locomotive is simplified with the importation of expensive automobiles from Russia. The designs on these engines are reverse engineered and enlarged for railways, producing an incredibly efficient diesel train engine.
-Railway projects are placed on hold, and at the end of the year continue.
-As the nation's reliance on coal imports to fuel factories and trains diminishes, so does the stock they hold in foreign markets, and the greater their own people's wealth becomes. Arabian currency is starting to deflate in value.

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wizard` - Kazakhstan

-Nothing happens.

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vampiresrock - Great Scottish Republic

-Britain's government folds to be part of the DSSR.
-The capital is established in Edinburgh.
-Scotland heavily invests in the research and development of superior chocolate.

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Mon - India

-A new military production company opens, although it is little more than a copy of the Australian one, and a huge number of their independent "inventions" are ripoffs of foreign products.
-The naval fleet is largely re-based to Malaysia.
-The military receives a larger budget, and expands its forces.
-Malaysia becomes a protectorate as the army moves in to set up defenses.
-A railway connecting Bombay to Calcutta is started, and is expected to take about six years to complete. When finished, it should expand the nation's transit and communication ability considerably.
-Free speech laws are enacted, much to the delight of those demanding liberty reform. This pacifies the public a bit, despite the fact that few take advantage of their new rights.
-Clean water projects are enacted, and a higher standard of water quality is given to building contractors. Sewage lines are being directed away from rivers and drinking water lines.
-Public art showcases are opened in new museums, and the spread of Indian culture like so has encouraged people from abroad to look upon India as an improving civilized nation.

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Ven Kaeo - Confederated Socialist States of Denmark

-Peaceful annexation is offered to the nonexistent state of Belgium. The Dutch receive it and decline.
-Embassies in Copenhagen, Aarhus, and Aalborg are established.
-The nation officially alters its long name to "Confederated Socialist States of Denmark."
-A military operation plan is discovered in a morgue in the luggage of a mysterious dead man, detailing an invasion of Denmark from the sea. Although the plan is not explicit, and its text parts are written in code, the media states that it originated in Sweden, and the plans reach headlines across Denmark causing panic and alarm in the general populace.
-Continued work into military projects is draining tax dollars, although a strong stride into the development of submersible crafts has occurred, and a pedal-powered one man submarine is developed. It is incapable of diving very far nor operating too distant from the coast or another ship, but its stealth capabilities are suspected to be of great use in sneaking explosives close to an enemy vessel.
-Morocco laughs at Denmark's offer of peaceful annexation. Denmark declares war on them, and is quickly crushed, incapable of seizing Tangiers, and losing the western Sahara.
-Haiti is invaded, and although the attack is initially successful, the locals are able to overthrow the Danish when the supply lines are but short by a Swiss/English blockade.
-Colonization in Africa is continued as aggressively as possible for a nation that has no access to its colonies, and that is none at all. The blockade is taking its toll on the colonies, which are now reliant upon trade to get supplies.
-General aid is sent to the north American nations, although very little of it makes it there, especially with Canada on the offensive.
-The "United Transnational Railway" plan is announced. The plan would include uniting all of Europe's major cities by rail, starting and centering in Denmark.
-Coal mines are invested into to fuel the rail lines.
-Offshore oil drilling platforms are dreamed up, and work has begun researching methods in which such a dream could be made real.
-Work on the railways continues steadily.
-Finnish and German are now being sponsored to be taught in schools, although Danish is promoted as the one true language of Denmark.
-The Kroner is promoted over the Euro, which is being used even more sparingly even in international trade. Foreign banks begrudgingly continue to accept Kroner transactions for Euros.
-A universal healthcare system is adopted, and in the future years it is planned to have increased its funding to the point that it can support all the people in Denmark.
-The Faroe Islands and Iceland are given a degree more freedoms in local decisions, although they are demanded to stick to the socialist modern of government. This ironically leads them to adopt even more socialist policies than Denmark has in place, although with their incredibly small populations one might class them as communes.
-If a job in the bureaucracy is taken, the student holding that job is given two years of free university paid for by the state.

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Firefox42 - Mexico

-Canada is invaded, with moderate success. Stretched supply lines and a cold, forested landscape have slowed the advance, but there is very little fighting holding them back. A few skirmishes occur, but Canada's armies are not yet in full force.
-War supply production is increased, providing a few jobs, and lowering unrest caused by unemployment.
-A rebellion occurs on the west coast as many Anglo/Canadian people refuse to sit idly by as their nation is defeated for a second time, just as it gained its independence.
-Lincoln has demanded that Mexico remove itself from the former AUFC territories, claiming that Canada is not a real nation and this is only a rebellion that needs to be put down by American soldiers, not Mexican.

Turn 27: 1862

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Political map of Turn 27.

Post link: http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1144032?p=34485783&viewfull=1#post34485783


Music of 1862 (Dvořák, String Quartet): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7T2_Uv5uQ18

OFFICIAL EXISTING ALLIANCES:
League of South American Superpowers: Colombia, South American Empire
United European Nations: Germany, Russia, Austria, Finland, Scandinavia, Portugal, Denmark, Arabia
Central Asian Treaty Organization: Russia, Persia, Yemen and Kazakhstan
Commonwealth Confederacy: Canada, New York, Maine, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska
Comintern: USSR, Switzerland, England, Rhineland, Greece, Yugoslavia

EVENTS OF 1862 – NPCs and MISC:

-Puerto Rico declares independence from Persia. Not much can be done due to the vast distance between them.

EVENTS OF 1862 - Players:

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Ruskie - China

-The budget of DoMA is quadrupled, and military spending overall is tripled. Technology spending rapidly inflates. New rifle models, grenades, uniforms, helmets, and mortars are released for mass production.
-Training for the officer corps has become much longer and more rigorous. Chinese military officers have become some of the most highly educated and physically capable men in the world. However, the number of men who make it through the officer training programs has decreased, lowering the pool of trained leaders to rely upon, and decreasing organization in the ranks.
-A new military concept, called Operations, have been brought up by military thinkers. It occupies the space between Strategy and Tactics, and is an integral part of the national military strategy in case of war with China's powerful neighbors; most notably Russia.
-Line combat is abandoned, and officers are being retrained in tactics for independent movement with squad based formations.
-A series of military reforms, some already mentioned, are enacted as part of an over-arching "Great Reform." The military is rapidly modernizing as more of the industrial might of China is geared towards arms production.
-The number of troops stationed in the African colony more than quadruples.
-Coastal defenses and inland forts are being built in African holdings.
-Thailand is forced to concede Laos to China.
-The first Chinese voice transmission over a wire device, the telephone, is patented. Other inventors around the world claim to have invented it first, including Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell in Australia.
-English has become more prominent than Chinese in Beijing as a spoken language. Other urban centres experience similar changes, and English is becoming more accepted by the populace.

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TreviStator - The Democratic Union of Russia

-Vehicular production increases steadily as Russian automobiles prove to be the most desirable for those who can afford them, and other nations tend to have their auto-plants geared towards war production.

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Kamikaze470 - Gran Colombia

-The national guard is mobilized, as well as a portion of the reserves.
-The navy continues its program of standardization, and more new ironclad ships with high range guns are completed.
-Military assistance is sent to Canada, greatly increasing their ability to fight the Mexicans and contributing directly to their victory against the USA as well.
-Plans are drawn up for Panama Canal locks, presumably to close access to it when needed.
-The Bureau of Technological Assessment (BoTA) is established, and grants are issued to civilians that develop working prototypes of promising inventions.
-Local rule is granted to the Indonesian islands, which are now more or less ruled via puppet governments.

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MountainWatcher - Portugal

-A large portion of east Africa is handed over to Arabia.
-The Danish colonies finally capitulate, and not having any kind of loyalty to Denmark in the first place, they turn to Portugal for dependence.
-A third of Africa's reserves are mobilized to Portugal and placed upon the border with the Spanish Senatorial Republic.
-Military production is increased, and a huge number of the factories are being geared towards military production. This in turn is causing Portugal to rely more heavily upon imports of civilian industrial productions from Brazil, the USSR, and China.
-The people have become accustomed to the idea of war as the media has portrayed Portugal as in a state of imminent readiness for possible invasions, offensive or defensive.
-Finnish computers are being copied crudely, and being utilized by science teams for greater calculation abilities.

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wulfe8857 - The People's Republic of Korea

-Education investment increases, taking a large chunk out of military spending and other fields.

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Mr. Face - Republic of Germany

-War is declared upon the Rhineland
-New military policies are instated, and they are the following:
--Any war atrocities that occur result in immediate dishonorable discharge.
--Prisoners of war are to be as well fed as can be afforded, and treated similar to regular German soldiers.
--Troops are not to single out commies or mistreat civilians in any way.
--Chocolate rations are to be shared with locals in occupied zones.
-News letters and pamphlets are released in the occupied zones, to make sure that the people are completely aware of the truth of the matters.
-New dreadnoughts are laid down, but the incredible cost of the land war has redirected a lot of the materials from naval development towards land weapons production. None of the new ships are completed this year.
-Semi-Automatic rifles are being produced in greater numbers, but the complicated design of the rifles has made them significantly more expensive, meaning that less troops can be armed per active factory making the guns.
-A draft is instated, and conscription of the masses has begun.
-Heavy infantry units are created, employing metal plated body armor in their battledress.
-A light armored car is pioneered on the front, and makes a significant difference in the success of advancing forces. Science teams and industrial producers are working hard to increase the size of its engine to allow more armor.
-Tracked vehicle prototypes are sent to the front, but fare poorly. Engineer teams are hard at work improving their designs.
-Germ warfare is pioneered on the western front against the French, with canisters containing deadly bacteria being fired over the enemy encampments and lines.
-Weapons captured on the battlefield are shipped back to engineers and scientists to reverse engineer and utilize in improving their own designs. Captured French half-track cars are proving to be the most useful with present projects.
-Hand grenades are being produced now, with attempts to make it a standard weapon in full swing.
-Health care and wage reforms are attempted, but quickly slashed as the war machine requires more funds to prevent the French from overwhelming the front. Patriotism is still high though, and nearly everybody agrees that Germans can go a year or two without good wages or health care in defense of liberty.
-Unemployment ends entirely as the entire nation's gearing up for war has obliterated the inability of the under classes to hold a steady job.
-Open technology sharing has been declared with Austria, Russia, Arabia, Denmark, Mexico, Scandinavia, and Portugal.
-The dreadnought produced last year proves to be a terror to the English armada, although it is not capable of taking on the entire fleet at once, and often dodges from location to location, picking off lone warships.

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Seed Eater - Socialist Democracy of Germany

-A full half of the Rhineland's forces are sent on the offensive, with the other half building defenses. The attack ends in disaster as the attacking Germans from the east ford the river at the same time, overwhelming defenders. Only a massive investment of French troops has kept the enemy from crossing the Rhine altogether. This battle has left thousands of French and German soldiers dead, tainting the Rhine red all the way to its mouth. It is by far the bloodiest of the war so far. Despite that, not an inch of soil is gained by either side.
-More rebels rise up in and around Berlin and Hamburg, but they are once again put down by military police, much more violently this time. Scores of rebellious soldiers are killed or captured. The Hamburg rebels fare better, linking up with the English once they finished capturing Jutland.
-"War Communism" is implemented, abolishing property rights all across the nation and putting an end to all democratic assemblies along the active front.
-Armored cars, rifles, and cannons are all received from France for arming the volunteers in the Rhineland territories. However, a large amount of German industry is located along the Rhine, and they are capable of arming their own men well enough with German weapons.
-The German republic is put down for its decreasing wages and "anti-worker laws" through rule by the oppressive Prussians. Not many on the east side of the river are buying it though, and it seems that the Rhineland's influence in rebellious workers has ended.
-The means of production is seized "for the workers" and centralized under the communal rule of the commissars. Nearly all production is geared towards the war effort, and civilian goods are being imported from France.
-Idle promises are made to the populace for post-war social goals, and this encourages them to fight and work harder for the freedom of a socialist German state. War crimes and slightly treasonous behavior is not tolerated, and authoritarian rule strikes down all crime and laziness with an iron fist.
-The communist party is renamed "The German Leftist Group."
-The nation renames itself to make it clear that their goals are to unify the entire nation.

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Sunny Dei - Mameluke Egypt

-The Egyptian Division of Arms (EDA) is formed, and Egyptian troops are receiving new volcanic rifles.
-The Balkans are sent food and supplies, alongside all manner of industrial civilian goods. Greece and Yugoslavia gladly accept these tributes.
-Industrialization continues, and oil exports grow.
-Russian cars are imported en masse and then sold abroad, making Egypt act much like a middle man for trading automobiles.
-Egypt is now producing cars of their own design, although strangely similar to Russian vehicles.
-Even more schools are built, and new universities are erected deep into the new colonies. Scholarships are given to service men, encouraging voluntary military growth.

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Sobotnik - Union of Senatorial Socialist Republics, USSR

-Work continues on building lighter machine guns.
-Swiss motorcycles are being employed as scout vehicles.
-The half-tracked armored cars fare exceedingly well on the front, and now full tracked prototypes are being employed. Stronger engines have enabled these vehicles to carry greater weight than before, but as of yet there isn't a very stable method of driving them, and more work must be done to make them worthy of mass production.
-Turreted cannons are mounted upon armored trains, enabling the military to quickly move about and utilize long range artillery against attacking enemies.
-The spark plug is invented, drastically improving the design of combustion engines, and allowing the armies to utilize their armored cars to greater efficiency.
-A commercial automobile is developed with the express purpose of moving goods over long distances. The army immediately adopts this engine into large covered trucks for moving troops and equipment about.
-War is declared upon Germany.
-The industry is geared entirely for the army, and massive exports of arms and canned food is sent to Switzerland, England, and Rhineland.
-The dykes and dams of the low lands are breached, purposefully flooding the region and significantly slowing the German advance. By the time the Germans make it to the French Senatorial Republic's border they are met with very deep and extended trenches, lines of barbed wire, and sandbag bunkers housing cannon and machine guns.
-A push is made via the Swiss with French forces into Austrian territory, although the advance halts at the mountains, where strong Austrian force is able to entrench itself quite well.
-Naval forces blockade the North Sea in joint with the English.
-Croatia is nearly invaded, but they surrender quickly and not much fighting is to be had. Shortly afterwards, the Croatian government is re-established as Yugoslavia, as a puppet of the USSR. French and Italian troops are sent in under the Yugoslav flag to fight Austria.
-Greece is also "liberated" as a Comintern puppet.
-Hot air balloons are utilized as air scouts, reporting enemy positions via flag semaphore for precise artillery fire.
-The commune project is claimed to be continued, but for the most part halts as fearful bureaucrats refuse to risk the fate of the USSR during a time of war.
-A telephone is invented independently of the Chinese model.
-People of German citizenship are granted rights in the USSR to encourage those in potential occupation areas not to resist.
-Daylight savings time is implemented.

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Stethor - South American Empire

-The total forest cover of the rainforests is now 5.53 million sq kilometers (Down from 6.21 in natural state).
-A peace treaty is signed with Uruguay, ending the confrontation of their misunderstanding.
-Argentina, Peru, and Bolivia are contacted with regards to their longstanding friendship, united economies, and a proposition for reform and unity into a democratic confederacy. After a year of debate, consideration, and concession, a final draft of the new constitution is formed, and the beginnings of a new nation develops. The Grande do Império da América do Sul, or South American Empire, is established. By and large a confederacy, and only loosely unified by common interests, the individual states still have great control over local spending, and can veto each others actions if any individual region attempts to overtake the political environment.
-Many suspect that a massive amount of bribery and corporate treachery was involved with the plans for unity, but the resolve to remove all superior powers from Brazil and spread out the vote equally has rather easily dispelled such thoughts.
-The other member states propose that a new flag be made for the union.
-The Commonwealth Confederacy is urged to surrender to the USA, but with numerous nations backing them as of late and their victories against both Mexico and Lincoln's government, they decline to do so.
-Economic support is sent to the USA, but the confederate blockade has all but completely halted any trade.
-Weapons are being imported from Australia for huge sums of money.
-Russian automotive are invested into, as well as Egyptian trade of said cars.
-The telephone, invented independently in Australia, is sponsored and produced in Brazil.
-Miss Universe 1862 is hosted in Brazil, and the winner is declared as Miss Brazil. No socialist nations even bother to participate, and due to the wars sparked up around the world, very few nations outside of the South American continent even participate.

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Skullivan21 - United Central European Federation

-Basic training's end course is moved to actual combat experience, and soldier graduation is only granted after his first tour of duty.
-Naval production is increased, but with the siege and blockade of their only major port in Trieste ongoing, the production of ships dwindles.
-A massive draft is instated, conscripting all between the age of 18 and 38. Massive increases in rifle production occur to compensate for the lack of arms for all these young people.
-The military is fully mobilized, including the reserves, sent off to fight the Yugoslav invasion, as well as the Franco-Swiss in the west.
-The State Press sends out an order for war preparation. Popular support for the union increases dramatically as socialist forces advance upon Austrian lands, and unemployment nearly vanishes once new war factories are set up.
-Donations for the war effort in the form of tin, steel, and random scraps of lead are sent in by volunteer organizations to the state factories.
-Open technology trade is declared with Germany, Denmark, China, Arabia, Mexico, Korea, Russia, Portugal, and Scandinavia.
-Radio waves are being experimented with as a means for wireless telegraphs. Experimental equipment is set up, and there is promise for a working radio by next year.
-Dragon Armour is being issued to soldiers as padded helmets and vests with metal plates.
-The means of production is seized by the government and all industry is geared towards the war effort or supporting minimal civilian needs. Armored cars, semi-automatic rifles, and improved cannons are all being produced for the cause.
-The constitution is rewritten so that the states can only provide health care benefits. The Federal Government is divided into three branches similar to the United States' government. The new reforms have little effect on the people or their opinion of freedom, as the nation is rank with anti-socialism and patriotic fervor due to the war.
-Biological weapons programs are pioneering modern germ warfare, utilizing long ranged artillery to impact enemy armies with disease.
-Stamina improvement drugs are being forced upon soldiers as part of a super-soldier project.

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Obnobs - The Republic of Scandinavia

-A force is sent via German landing to the Netherlands, and aids in the advance through the swampy flooded low lands.
-A draft is initiated for those between ages 17 and 27.
-The navy is sent out into the north sea to aid the German advance along the Belgian coasts, but the English confront them and decimate the Scandinavian navy by superior numbers. A shamble of a force returns home to the Baltic in defeat.
-War propaganda is dispersed, showing Scandinavia as a great liberator of Europe.
-The first engine driven airplane is developed. The model relies greatly upon captured air and gliding, and primarily uses its engine to get off the ground.
-The tunnel to Zealand is placed on hold as industrial effort is directed towards gearing up for war.
-Open technology trade is made with members of the UEN.

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VOSK - Oceania

-The army is demobilized.
-The navy receives greater investment now that the war is over. German dreadnoughts are copied, and one is presently in production.
-Whales&Shelkya develops the WS78, a rifle of improved design based upon the German model. Infantry regulars are now receiving the new weapon.
-Rifles with the capability to breach thick concrete and metal sheets is being developed.
-Railway guns are developed, enabling rapid deployment and simultaneous usage of long range guns.
-The Ministry of Wartime Propaganda and Espionage is founded, and begins a large propaganda campaign to drive up recruitment.
-A defensive plan is initiated for critical regions on the island, and new production of fixed guns is ongoing. Coastal defenses in key areas are being investigated for possible improvement.
-Violence in Europe and elsewhere is condemned. Oceania marks itself as a pacifist, and has become am ore attractive place for immigrants. However, the ongoing wars have actually decreased immigration dramatically.
-WS78 rifles are being freely sold abroad in Brazil.
-Gas masks are being produced and sold to Germany, as well as rifles. However, these exports soon grind to a halt as socialist blockades of the Mediterranean and North Sea have halted all imports to these nations.
-A French immigrant designs a proposal for a giant statue of a naked woman, holding the Oceanic flag in one hand, and in the other, a wreath of freedom. The senate was rather drunk when they approved of its construction.
-Gay marriage is outlawed in all provinces, with the exception of Victoria, where repetitive vigorous voting in numerous districts by gays and gay sympathizers has stuffed the ballot boxes and legalized same-sex marriage there.
-The telephone is invented by Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell in unison at the University of Sydney.
-Immigration is being encouraged greatly through the state production of new jobs, but only a trickle are coming in due to foreign wars, blockades, and the like.

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Intoxicated Spy - Socialist Federal Swiss Republic

-The army is sent out to the borders with Germany and Austria, but is quickly pushed back into the Swiss Alps as a German advancement completely overwhelms them. The German divisions move west, rather than confront the Swiss in their strongholds, attacking into France.
-England is released as a Comintern puppet, as the Swiss government is no longer capable of actually managing the large nation itself. An order is made for them to invade Denmark, and they do so, as well as set up a blockade in the north sea.
-Nikola Tesla is kidnapped from Yugoslavia. At age six, the young child is expected to to great deeds for Switzerland, and they place the kid in charge of a science project. His family is requesting his return, and have offered a cash sum.
-Occupied Greece is liberated to the new Greek Socialist Republic.
-The Swiss government flees to Paris, operating the war effort from afar. This act of extreme cowardice has plunged national morale to horrendous lows.
-Schools are granted more money, despite the military requesting every penny for the war.
-The entire Tesla family is granted citizenship, and his immediate relatives are invited to live in Switzerland. They opt to move, as free housing and education is being offered and the new Yugoslav government is a little less than friendly to them.
-Instant Runoff system of voting is implemented in a new mainland parliament for the Swiss.

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Someguy13 - Finland

-Military aid is offered to Russia in the case that Estonia becomes violent. The little nation does anything but, and remains peaceful.
-Alcohol and timber production continues.
-Electrical components are imported in miniscule amounts for the computer development project, but the price for foreign goods skyrockets when the English place an all-inclusive blockade over the North Sea. As a result, a majority of all projects relying upon anything besides timber and alcohol have been postponed.
-All citizens, male or female, beyond the age of 18 are given the right to vote. Youth councils are made for those younger than that to encourage involvement in the government.
-Electric light bulb technology has reached Finland, and its production is being invested into by the government.
-Funds from tariffs run dry as international trade dwindles. Funds for the planned social health care program are not found.
-The issue of independence is still pushed, and as a result, nothing of significance occurs yet again. Still, not many people care nor want to be independent from Russia.

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UrbanMachismo - Arabian Empire

-Madagascar is invaded again, but the many years of continual warfare and the new war with Hejaz has caused yet another defeat against the island.
-Hejaz is invaded, and thus far the war progresses positively.
-Oil is being experimented with for optimal usage in flame throwing weapons, called napalm.
-A draft is initiated and conscription now includes work in the civilian sector.
-Rewards to the conscripts is given after their terms of service, including university education.
-Technology is shared with the UEN nations. Arabia claims to have joined the alliance.
-Ambassadors are sent to the Saudis demanding that they join the Arabian Empire under a new caliphate. They decline.
-Better and better oil based train engines are being built.
-Electrical generation is being made through oil burning, and electrical products are being made available, such as Australian light bulbs.
-Industrial products are imported from Russia and Egypt, and with the help from that, railway production continues.
-The genetic lines of The Prophet are being investigated to find his heir.
-A minimum wage is declared.
-With the implementation of the light bulb, 24 hour alternating shifts are capable, meaning that no factory in the nation ever needs to close down due to lack of light.
-Women are given the right to hold industrial jobs. There is not much argument against this, but the government gives its religious reasons anyway.
-A cult of personality is developing around Allah, attaching Him and His will to the Arabian government.

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vampiresrock - Persia

-A purge begins in the army to remove disloyal elements. The entire structure is reorganized along European standards for greater strength without raising more troops.
-An alliance is offered to any neighbors who will accept it. Afghanistan takes up the offer.
-The national budget begins to focus more on education and science. Higher learning is encouraged.

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Mon - India

-Some of the fleet returns to Bengal.
-The military budget is reduced.
-A knock-off of the German semi-automatic rifles is developed. Metal helmets mirroring the Oceanic army are also produced, but mass production does not occur.
-An embassy is built for Australian diplomats.
-Free trade with China is opened, and an alliance is announced.
-Tariffs are removed upon German imports, although trade with Germany has halted entirely due to the war and blockade in Europe, the Mediterranean, and the North Sea. Corporations are turning eagerly to China to replace German trade.
-Investments in Arabian oil are increased, and the little nation continues to flourish.
-The water projects and the railway continue.
-An inquest into government corruption has started, although it is covered up from the public eye and most of the government as well. The results will be in next year if it continues.
-A patent office mirroring that of China's is opened.

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Ven Kaeo - Confederated Socialist States of Denmark

-Canada sends a miniscule force to Iceland and is met with some resistance, but not enough to prevent the capture of the entire island. They also occupy the Faroes without combat.
-Refusing to deal with the fact that the people do not want two currencies, the government fully adopts the euro. The economy flourishes and trade improves.
-Social policies made in Iceland and the Faroes are adopted at home, and the nation decentralizes further to the great profit of local businesses. Taxation and spending is optimized regionally because of it.
-A minimum wage is introduced.
-Women are encouraged to take up industrial jobs as the draft takes up many men to serve in the armed forces.
-Large diesel engines from Arabia are reverse-engineered to be used in submersible craft.
-An attempt is made to send forces to invade England, but if fails miserably. The troop transport is captured by the English blockade, and all the men aboard are taken prisoner. A defenseless Denmark, drained by its continual defeats against Morocco, Haiti, and now England is left nearly defenseless as a Swiss led invasion of Jutland successfully plants the English flag all over the peninsula. Zealand and the other islands are shortly afterwards ferried to, and all but Bornholm have fallen to Comintern forces.

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Firefox42 - Mexico

-A peace treaty sent to Canada is declined.
-Canadian forces mobilize in full force against the Mexican armies, bringing with them machine guns and armored cars. The Mexican army, having few guns that can compete and no vehicles to speak of, is decimated. The Frontier Forces are in full retreat across California and the Midwest, and Canada has managed to unite with the western rebels, significantly bolstering their forces.
-Texas secedes, and they are seeking membership in the confederacy.
-The entire western regions, stretching from California to Oregon, and as far east as Nevada, is flooded by torrential rainfall. The great deluge has destroyed massive amounts of property in California, flooding mines and farms, halting production and taxes across the entire state. Thousands are dead, particularly those in the army that was moving through the region to fight the Canadians. This flood, cutting off supply lines and creating irregular marshy and swamp-like terrain, has contributed massively to Mexico's defeat in Canada.
-Technology sharing occurs with the members of the UEN.
-A new dreadnought is under construction, called the MCS Seawolf. It should be completed in the gulf next year. Designs based upon it are being drawn up for smaller warships called cruisers, designed to be faster and less expensive.
-New bolt action rifles and sparsely plated metal armor is being produced in small numbers. The industry required to produce them is not very strong in Mexico, and it will take some time to modernize the entire land forces.

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FlamingTorso - United States of America

-The war with Canada continues unsatisfactorily as the Confederate states receive massive quantities of industrial goods, factory machines, and weapons from foreign nations.
-New rifle designs are being worked on.
-The economy is focused upon as key to improving the war effort, since all support from abroad is being cut off by the Confederate navy. New factories are being built, and social reform is being utilized to make the populace happy. However, it is slowly becoming apparent that the United States may not be able to compete with the north and all of their benefactors.
-Lincoln gives a speech regarding the defense of the union. He is weary and visibly shaken, and his words bring about a sombre mood to the listeners. There is talk that he may soon break and sign peace with the commonwealth nation.

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Eat Children - Irish Republic Brotherhood

-Dublin riots, and the so called "British" leaders are removed. Again, the people accuse their own military of being "British" and remove that too. Now Ireland is an anarchic state with no army.
-Liquor and beer is being overproduced to the point that it literally flows in small channels as a more efficient method of transporting it.
-A constitution is drafted by a small group of Irishmen, and instead of a democratic parliament or anarchy, they attempt to establish control via industrial barons and the wealthy land owners of the country. They name the new nation a technocracy, called the 'Irish Republic Brotherhood.'
-Northern Ireland spontaneously decides to return to British rule, despite many years of Irish autonomy. A leprechaun lobs a grenade at the man who made that decision, and he is killed. The region returns to Ireland.
-A national census demands to know what weapons everybody owns. They bring together relics including rusted pikes and halberds from the Cromwell era, as well as some American revolver pistols and muskets.
-Those whom abolished the army ironically become the nation's new army as they take up the "new" arms the census gathered, formulating a battalion dressed in British uniforms, dyed green.
-An offer is made of peace towards Switzerland, despite the absence of war between the two states.
-Every Irish immigrant they can find trace of in Canada, Brazil, and Oceania is sent a letter requesting politely that they come home. It doesn't work.
-Ties with Wales are strengthened. A weak, weary, and worn out England just gives up and offers to give the worthless plot of fishing villages to Ireland.

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asantos3 - Madagascar

-A draft is initiated, and conscripts are sent to the northern coasts to defend the nation.
-Many enemy troops are captured on the shores. War weariness in Arabia is high, and few of the men even wanted to venture this far south. Their morale shaken, they easily surrender entire divisions to Madagascar, which are now being mercifully held hostage in exchange for peace.
-Attempts are made to train lemurs as military operatives. It doesn't end well.
-Agriculture is invested into, and the Madagascan rainforests are being torn down in favor of coffee plantations, cattle ranches, and silk farms.
-Taxes are initiated to support the above mentioned economic and military developments.

Turn 28: 1863

Tomomi Nishimoto - Brahms Hungarian Dance No03:42

Tomomi Nishimoto - Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 1

Music of 1863

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Political map of Turn 28.

Post link: http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1160570&p=34568022&viewfull=1#post34568022

OFFICIAL EXISTING ALLIANCES:
Central Asian Treaty Organization: Russia, Persia, Yemen and Kazakhstan.
Internationale: USSR, East Germany, Serbia, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Moldavia, Romania.

EVENTS OF 1863 – NPCs and MISC:

-The Netherlands are reestablished in the aftermath of the war, but the fragile government fails to repair the ancient dykes. With this and widespread poverty and hunger, the entire nation simply begins to march out of the country in the search of a new life.
-Polish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian nationalist movements begin to arise.
-Alanson Crane patents the fire extinguisher.
-First meeting of the "Committee of the Five" in Turkey, regarded as the foundation of the -International Committee of the Red Cross, following the lead of humanitarian businessman -Henry Dunant. There are demands to sign universal laws into effect that will be practiced in warfare, along with the establishment of the Red Cross which will provide medical assistance to those who need it in war.
-Jules Verne's first novel, Five Weeks in a Balloon, is published.
-Ivan Sechenov publishes Refleksy golovnogo mozga ("Reflexes of the brain").
-All nations with automobiles begin to suffer from increasing cases of car crashes and unregulated madness on the roads. There is a push by the people in these countries for roads, licenses, safety regulations, speed limits and manufacturing standards.
-Due to social reforms, advances in agriculture, medicine and scientific understanding, global population growth rates begin to accelerate massively. The world population is now 1.41 -Billion.
-The global temperature is +0.9 degrees from the norm.
-LGBT groups have begun to emerge from socialist groups, pushing for reforms to see their position in society improved.

EVENTS OF 1863 - Players:

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Ruskie - China

-Test standards for tests are lowered, which manages to increase the number of officers in the military by a significant amount at the cost of a slight decrease in quality.
-The great reforms start to significantly modernize and develop up the army, now that the -Chinese state possess a significant industrial capacity to do so.
-The Chinese army makes up 60% of the total power of the armed forces of earth.
-The massive budget increases in the military, whilst significantly helping it, manage to retard development in many other fields as funding dries up. The salaries for government ministers are slashed to the extent that the jobs are being increasingly taken up by the poor.
-The massive influx of middle and upper classes into the army, and the increase of the poor into bureaucracy causes the new ministers and representatives to push for universal suffrage and legalization of all political groups (minus women).
-Thailand and Cambodia are fully brought into the Chinese sphere of influence, and they begin to support China more whilst carrying out Chinese policies by themselves.
-Most of the budget not spent on military is spent on telephones, and even then it is military focused. Telegraph poles are quickly turned into telephone poles and locomotives full of coils of wire and logs funnel out over the country to plant them.
-The increase in telecommunications causes ideas to spread more rapidly and communication distances to shrink massively.
-The huge industrial output of China has begun to financially hurt foreign factories in all countries, minus in fields it has yet to invest into and Socialistic nations (due to subsidies).
-The Chinese people are more confident than ever, and the nation begins to exert a growing cultural, economic and social influence on the rest of the world.

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Kamikaze470 - Gran Colombia

-The war against Mexico begins. The massive power of the Colombian navy, the most advanced in the world and one of the largest terrifies the Mexicans.
-Torpedo boats are developed along with torpedoes. However the torpedo is a slow cumbersome device driven by clockwork. It does little as the guns of the steel steamships are proven to be more effective.
-The Colombian navy decimates the Mexican, the latter consisting primarily of obsolete ships.
-A invasion is focused on the Yucatan peninsula.
-The industry of the nation is focused into the war effort. Being the second most powerful nation in the Americas against an ailing Mexico the war effort goes extremely well.
-Advancing forces are halted a few dozen Kilometers from Mexico city in order to let supply lines and reinforcements catch up in order to overcome the last of the resistance offered by the Mexican army.

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MountainWatcher - Portugal

-The army in Africa is partially demobilized.
-The war economy phase is brought to an end, and the laissez faire style one returns.
-Mining further expands in the colonies, and the wealth begins to attract more and more immigrants to the hinterland.
-The country formally annexes half of South Africa. The relative power and might of it forces the South African government to give in, and although there is a little discontent in the area, it is now secure.
-A biology team is sent to Madagascar, and the team successfully sets up a few public schools in the process. Theories about Genetics and Evolution shock some of the locals and prove to be of great use to their rulers.
-Automobile production begins to appear in workshops throughout the country, although not on a particular standard yet, causing all kinds of odd contraptions to trundle about the roads of the empire.
-A large festival for the end of the Rhineland war is announced, and many are able to come and enjoy the celebrations and rejoice at the end of the war.

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wulfe8857 - The People's Republic of Korea

-Education continues to improve standards in Korea and Japan, with both nations starting their own industrial revolutions proper now.

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Mr. Face - Republic of East Germany

-Friedrich Bayer founds the chemical manufacturing company of Bayer at Barmen in Germany.
-Teerfarbenfabrik Meister, Lucius & Co. of Höchst (Frankfurt) in Germany produce a green dye from coal tar.
-Max Schultze advances cell theory with the observation that animal and vegetable protoplasm are identical.
-A prototype submarine is invented. It is a tiny cigar shaped metal box that is driven by a compressed air engine. It has no weapons, and must resurface within the hour.
-The war with the USSR comes to an end, and treaties drawn up. A large portion of Western -Germany is granted to the Communists. The Netherlands are abandoned and the armies of all powers demobilize.
-The government switches to peacetime economic development and production now that the bloody war has taken place. Most political dissent quickly dies down due to war exhaustion though.
-A strong hatred of Communism is encouraged by the government. This, along with the paramilitary groups formed during and after the war that fought Communists have led to the Völkisch movement.
-The minority groups that led Communist groups are being put under increasing discrimination.
-The Völkisch movement to reunify Germany begins, it is concentrated in Bavaria, with the most popular being the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei.
-The Reichstag is reformed, and begins to work again.

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Seed Eater - Socialist Democracy of West Germany

-The war comes to an end, and the military is withdrawn from service. The hostilities on the surface are over, but the nation is still hostile to it's former master.
-With help from the USSR, the economy begins to rebuild and Comintern is re-founded as the “Internationale”.
-All Socialist nations are asked to join. This union stresses the importance of transparent trade, decentralization, shared research, no preemptive or offensive wars and the work towards common goals.
-With the peace having broke out, the commune project in the USSR begins to spread to here and slowly gain momentum. Although they are tiny in number, these communes can be said to be the worlds only true adherents of Marxism, with the dictatorship of the proletariat having established these communes.
-Massive social and political reforms are made elsewhere in the USSR and West Germany, in order to ease the transition to Communism.
-Prison and capital punishment is abolished, with the focus on rehabilitation. This is eventually shown to be an extremely effective method at treating crime. However its spread and effect will take a generation to make large changes.
-The dictatorship is abolished, and local democracy implemented.
-With the subsidies from the USSR and rapid reforms made, the government of this nation begins to slowly fade away due to a lack of need for it.

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Sunny Dei - Mameluke Egypt

-Nothing happens.

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Stethor - South American Empire

-The total forest cover of the rainforests is now 5.50 million sq kilometers (Down from 6.21 in natural state).
-Henry Walter Bates publishes The Naturalist on the River Amazons.
-Reforms are carried out which modernize the military of the Non-Brazilians.
-Brazil calls for an end of hostilities in Germany and a hatred of Communism. The people see little reason to intervene elsewhere.
-Brazil offers full support to the USA, and begins to ferry supplies and war credit to the nation. -Brazilian businesses also begin to spread there.
-Similar support is also granted to Ireland, and the small nation falls heavily under its influence.
-Automobile production is heavily encouraged, with the first commercial factories on the continent and workshops starting up. It is very ad hoc however, and there is demand to control their production and the construction and maintenance of roads.
-In response, the government begins a large highway project to connect all the major cities of South America. In the process, the rainforest is clear cut to make way for progress. Many native tribes heavily resent this and offer the last massive struggles of resistance against the foreign intrusion. -Many Brazilians are killed in the process, and many die from the diseases and multiple species the forests provide.
-To compensate, massive investments into medical research is made which helps the people of Brazil to further push into the hinterland.
-The capitalists of the Empire demand a reform which will allow them to relocate natives when those with a Brazilian citizenship demand it, and to use force when necessary.
-Censuses are carried out, showing the population to be rapidly growing and the people having massive faith in their government.
-The San Paulo stock exchange becomes a major world stock exchange.
-Portuguese spreads into the recent annexations of Brazil as the Lingua Franca.
-The pope relocates to San Paulo on invitation of the government, and the Catholic faith is heavily promoted within the country.
-International trade expands exponentially in this growing nation, and the people begin to slowly get more interested in foreign intervention as their links and influence abroad grows.
-The Mexican enclave at the north of the country is annexed by the Brazilian army.

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Skullivan21 - United Central European Federation

-The wars come to an formal end with the USSR and its puppets, and the government reestablishes itself.
-An intelligence center called Heeresnachrichtenamt is set up.
-Railways are heavily invested into by the nation, and spread to the borders in order to foster trade with other nations.
-The radio is invented in the nation, it is demonstrated by sending - . … - wirelessly to the other side of the country at the speed of light, which is also now accepted as a finite constant as c.
-Research into degenerative diseases begin. The crude methods and lack of knowledge on genetic engineering on this scale however yields almost no results minus a better knowledge of how these diseases spread, work and the best methods to currently utilize them. It however takes hours for the disease to render an individual incapable of action, and up to 24 hours for death.
-Economic recovery of the nation begins, though the movements in Germany from the north spread down. One of the movements is proposing that Bavaria leave Germany and join Austria.

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Obnobs - The Republic of Scandinavia

-The military is reduced in size, and demobilized completely. The Netherlands are left to their fate.
-Funding goes back into infrastructure. The tunnels progress steadily under the Baltic sea, roads spread and railways bite into the soil of the earth.
-Automobile production begins to spread in Scandinavia, focused mainly in small workshops.
-Airplane production begins to slowly increase in Scandinavia, mostly composed of flimsy wooden and fabric machines. One of them successfully manages to fly 43 kilometers before crashing into a lake.

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VOSK - Oceania

-Steel hulled ships come out of the Oceanic shipyards in increasing numbers, helping to bolster the strength of their navy.
-The new railway guns and rifles are now put into active service.
-Armored vests and helmets are given to troops, whilst prolonging their lifespan it is horribly cumbersome to use.
-Coastal defenses are massively invested into, with huge guns being placed in pillboxes sunk into the earth.
-Research into air flight begins, with a prototype glider showing to have some success.
-Trading opens with Germany, with one particular export being crude gas masks.
-Trading opens with Madagascar, with Oceania selling weapons in return for consumer crops like coffee.
-Public sanitation is heavily invested into, and immigration is encouraged.
-Protests against the treatment of LGBT groups begins to slowly spread, these groups have connections to socialist groups.
-Electrical power generation begins, but due to the lack of an AC generator, DC electricity is used instead with low efficiency. This combined with triple expansion engines means a poor use of energy. Nonetheless, telephones and light bulbs over the nation begin to light up.
-Internal combustion engines are invested into, and as automobile workshops sprout up over the country, several boats are also designed with the same engines.

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Intoxicated Spy - The Swiss Republic

-The army is brought home, save for a small force in England.
-The army is sent on a mission to help repair and rebuild the country.
-The army is further trained in more tactics and skills.
-Technologies from the USSR are imported, such as automobiles, telephones and machine guns.
-The nation is renamed “The Swiss Republic“.
-The government in exile returns to the capital to re-assume control, but much power is now directly run by the USSR and Internationale anyways, which begin to force the commune project to spread here and maintain socialist policies.
-The moon is shouted by and insulted by government ministers, some onlookers believe these ministers are lunatics.
-A statue to commemorate the fallen of the war is built, which has a middle finger pointing at a model moon.

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Someguy13 - Finland

-The military spending is reduced massively, but ground exercises are still undertaken.
-The country declares a policy of neutrality, and with this claim being noted, some European bankers begin to relocate to here from the rest of Europe.
-The people are encouraged to do voluntary work for the good of the nation, some sign up out of national pride.
-Tariffs are further dropped, and mining in the hinterland begins, the alcohol industry also begins to expand again with the end of the war in Europe.
-Crops have done notably better this year in the country, with the weather being somewhat warmer this year.
-Timber production continues to increase, with the recent improvements the country has now become a major supplier for Europe.
-Light bulbs, telephones and the such are becoming more popular and widely introduced. Some of these things begin to be implemented in computer offices, and some begin to think of how they can be applied to the computers themselves.

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UrbanMachismo - Arabian Empire

-The war on Madagascar ceases, and the war against the Hedjaz is resumed with greater force.
-Diesel trains have become widespread over the country as an alternative to coal fired ones. Some begin to research into tracked automobiles like those of the USSR. The first prototypes crawl out of a factory.
-A sticky inflammable liquid is produced, having similar properties as that of Greek fire.
-Diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia improve as railways are extended into the country, and diesel locomotives introduced.
-The plan to find a genetic heir of Muhammad fails due to it being discovered that he and his descendants, had over the period of 1300 years sired a large number of illegitimate children, witnessed countless divorces and remarriages, deaths, births and the such. By the end of this year the number of possible heirs is found to be at least in the millions.
-Electrical power generation begins, but is horribly inefficient.
-The vacuum tube is developed from the light bulb, and a cathode ray tube begins to be used in scientific experiments.
-Oil drilling and distilling is heavily invested into, and the nation begins to rely more heavily on this fuel source.
-Steel hulled ships begin to slide out of shipyards.
-Large social reforms with regards to healthcare, education and wages are carried out in the empire.

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Mon - India

-Nothing much happens.

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Firefox42 - Mexico

-The war with Colombia shocks the Mexican government, which under the strain of war quickly loses vast amounts of land.
-As the Colombian army begins to shell Mexico city, a former government minister commits suicide after despairing at how 20 years of inaction brought Mexico from being the most powerful state in the New World to a collapsing hellhole of poverty.
-Peace is declared on Canada, and the meager forces redirected from the front move south to Mexico City to defend it to the end.
-The government attempts all it can towards the war effort and repairing damage caused by the war, but such efforts are ultimately in vain.
-The Texan army manages to push out the Mexicans, obtain control of their old cores, and finally declares itself to be the successor state of the older Texas.

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FlamingTorso - United States of America

-With massive intervention from Brazil and supplies, the war effort suddenly takes a turn and it manages to not only forcibly unite many states to the north, but cause the Canadian military to be routed as state after state falls to the armies of the USA and Brazil.
-The new lands are consolidated, and reforms begin to be put in place in order to repair and modernize these states.

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Ven Kaeo - Canada

-The United States are invaded by Canada
-With the sudden change in leadership of Canada, the USSR cuts off all support and links to Canada along with its allies. The sudden cut of all war subsidies to Canada cripples the military.
-With the invasion of the USA, and funneling of supplies to the USA by Brazil, the Canadian offensive is suddenly halted and then pushed back.
-The Canadian military first has a general retreat, followed by complete collapse of the military.
-A early submarine powered by compressed air is introduced, and begins to slowly operate.
-Drafts and massive reforms are carried out, but little attention is given to them due to the collapse of the army.
-The government cedes some land to Mexico, but due to the collapse in Mexico the land is not ruled at all, leaving the residents to rule themselves.

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Eat Children - Irish Brotherhood Republic

-A massive fortification effort in Dublin begins.
-Ireland annexes Wales.
-Direct subsidies from Brazil soon turns Ireland into a bastion of free trade and capitalism in western Europe. The USSR views it with extreme hostility.
-Trade tariffs are slashed massively, paving the way for a laissez faire economy to take root.
-A massive reform movement to rebuild Ireland begins, with forced enclosure of the potato farms and relocation of people to the growing industrial cities.
-Agriculture and industry begins to quickly grow with subsidies from abroad.
-Dissent is crushed very rapidly by the army.

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asantos3 - Potato Land

-The countries name is changed to Potato Land.
-A massive coastal fortification effort around all the coasts of the island begins.
-POWs and unemployed are forced to work on the above project.
-The scattered weapons imports from abroad gradually begin to modernize the army.
-Biology is looked into, and with help from Portugal the education system is also reformed.
-Gladiator arenas are set up, pitting fellow humans and lemurs each other.
-Trade also opens with Oceania, and benefits both nations greatly.
-Minimum wages are introduced.
-There is heavy investment into agriculture.
-A secret police is established to counteract dangerous activity. This along with some census reports reveal that the people of Madagascar are dissatisfied with their insane government. The gladiator combat and name change are hated most of all.

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