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Chapter 25.2: The 23 Years Update, pt. 2 (1639-1650)

The Royal Navy, under the command of admiral Isaac Tarleton, is sent to patrol the shores of Andalusia and also prepare for a naval invasion of Andalusia.

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In America, a confrontation between allied and Andalusian fleets results in an allied victory, the minor Andalusian fleet being sunk entirely.

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An envoy is sent to discreetly sabotage Andalusia's reputation among its neighbors and rivals.

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The Royal Navy is sent to the Americas, battling an Andalusian fleet nearly half its size in the Battle of the Lesser Antilles. The Andalusian fleet, which only consisted of 52 trade ships, lost all 52 of them, 4 of them which were captured by the Royal Navy.

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In the Windward islands off the coast of South America, a combined force of 150 Frisian and British warships defeats a comparatively minor Andalusian fleet of ~30 trade ships.

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Our agent that had been working to sabotage reputation in Andalusia was discovered and deported, causing a major diplomatic incident.

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The war in Europe begins as we land the 20,000 strong Army of Great Britain directly in the Andalusian capital of Seville.

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Joined by a Frisian force of a similar size, we attack one of Andalusia's main Iberian armies, dealing nearly 15 thousand casualties while only taking 4 thousand. 

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The Army of Ireland is landed in the Algarve soon after, and Andalusia is now feeling the full might of Great Britain.

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In America, we begin an invasion of the Andalusian West Indies themselves, attempting a landing on the lightly defended island of San Martín.

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The Andalusians make a failed attempt to sabotage our landing by destroying our transport ships, and are fiercely repulsed.

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After our troops landed on San Martín, we attacked the Andalusian garrison stationed there, completely wiping it out.

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In the Battle of Toledo, the Andalusian army is totally defeated in the face of 34K+ Anglo-Frisian troops.

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By early 1640, both the Algarve and the Andalusian capital of Seville are both captured.

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The Battle of Caceres occurs when Sicilian troops, allied with the Andalusians, attack our troops in the province of Caceres. It results in a British victory, the remaining Sicilians being chased down and destroyed.

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On the naval front, a large Italian fleet, consisting of mostly galleys, confronts the Royal Navy near Gibraltar. Being very much outmatched by our warships, they are completely destroyed.

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Finally, in November 1640, the Andalusians offer us a white peace, with no concessions made to either side. Ourselves exhausted of this struggle, we gladly accept this offer.

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In the aftermath of the war, we reconcile with the Italians, renewing the alliance we had with them prior to the war.

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We also find new allies in the Russians, who offer us an alliance as well.

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After a trade company in the Americas is formed under the auspices of the crown, it ends up becoming very profitable, increasing our trade income for many years to come.

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Standardized drilling methods inspired by those of the French, or Germans, are adopted, increasing our army's morale drastically.

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Our colony in Little Venetia annexes the neighboring Arawak tribe, gaining itself a border with Castilian South America.

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In early 1644, the Russians call us into their war against Ruthenia, as part of their mission to unify the lands of Rus' and Ruthenia together.

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We destroy a Byzantine fleet outside Heligoland that was threatening our trade, and we promptly begin the blockade of Byzantine Pomerania.

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Unhappy about the almost constant state of warfare our nation has been in for the last 20 years, the peasantry demands reform, but such demands are fiercely rejected by our monarch.

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We receive word that the new chief of the Creek tribe has began a series of westernizing reforms. Not wanting to see a strong native american tribe in America, the Colonial militias are quickly called up. War is declared on the Creek for their territories along the Mississippi River.

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However, things do not go as planned as the Frisians find a reason to call us into their war against the Castilians, that was sparked by an incident in the Canadian region. We begrudgingly accept this call to arms.

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The War in North America. (red = at war, dark green = allied in a war, cyan = protectorates)

Peace is quickly made with the Ruthenian alliance, since we know that the Russians can handle that on their own.

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We attack a Creek army of 9,000 that was besieging the Choctaw territory. They are defeated and retreat back into the interior of their Creek lands.

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Regarding the Castilians, we launch in an invasion of Castilian Tejas, to the west of Missouri.

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The Royal Navy is sent to do what it does best: Patrol the western European coast and ensure that any enemy fleets are destroyed before they can make it to reinforce their American colonies.

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While on the campaign in Tejas, the respectable general Frederick Norfolk dies to some sort of disease, some people speculate Malaria, while besieging the garrison in Los Ais.

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Not to be discouraged by this loss, we make gains in the Creek territory, capturing the lands we intend to annex in the peace settlement.

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In the Battle of Tohome, we defeat the Creek entirely, with the help of the Missourian colonial militia.

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Off the coast of Florida, our fleet patrolling the area stumbles across a small Castilian trade fleet, which we destroy in the Battle of the Sea Islands.

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Following the occupation of the Creek capital of Tuskegee in 1648, the Creek surrender to us, ceding the Chickasaw territory to us and paying a minor tribute of 35 ducats.

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With the Creek subjugated, we can focus all of our colonial forces on the Castilians, occupying nearly all of northern Florida.

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While Castile may be almost totally defeated in North America, the war is not over yet.

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World map: http://imgcave.me/users/8/AAR_25pt2/map.jpg

(no thumbnail this time, since imgcave doens't generate thumbnails yet :P)

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to me this was the best update so far.

It just seemed like the graphics were information filled more than usual.

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Chapter 26: The World of 1650 (1650)

(Regional maps have made a return after being gone for the last two state of the world updates. Also included are religious versions.)

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wow this is your most ambitious update yet Acko..

And really cool that you are not introducing the new aspect of religion into this

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Chapter 27: No Peace for the British (1650-1660)

As we enter the latter half of the 17th century, the coldest period of the Little Ice Age hits, causing many crop failures across Europe.

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The Russians make peace with the Ruthenians finally, annexing several key border territories, including the prestigious city of Kiev. Orthodox Russia is slowly becoming a thing of the past it seems.

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On the subject of the war, poor quality copper output has caused artillery prices to go up, slowing construction of the bronze guns.

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The remainder of Castilian Tejas is occupied by us shortly in 1651.

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We then launch an invasion of the Castilian island of Bermuda, located around ~200 leagues off the coast of New Frisia.

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Although highly unlikely at this point, the notion of a successful Castilian invasion on the shores of Britain is one of the main points of interest for British military planners during the war.

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However, the Castilians, being totally defeated, surrender to the Frisians, paying a large sum of money as war reparations, ceding a large portion of Castilian Canada to Frisia, the eastern third of Tejas to us, and also ceding Western Florida to us.

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Ostensibly to help pay off some of the debts accumulated during the war, William levies a fur tax on the Thirteen Colonies, which was predictably not received with open arms by the colonists.

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Our spies discover a great military thinker in the aftermath of the war, leading to the advancement of military technology in the country.

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The aftermath of the war also brought the concept of Absolutism to Britain, a system of governance where the Monarch has complete control over the state.

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We continue expanding further west in North America, the discovery of an important mountain pass making trans-Appalachian travel finally possible.

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In order to keep the newly Christianized Creek on our side however, we promise to restrict settlers from encroaching on their lands, in return for their submission to us.

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Rumors spread throughout the court that King William is plotting to seize power and install a system of Absolutism in Britain, something that would break a centuries-old Anglo-Saxon tradition. He orders the execution of those spreading the rumor, making sure such vile lies aren't told in front of his greatest advisors.

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As part of the Westward expansion of the British colonies, we must also expand northward, to take control of the Great Lakes trade. Britain's first target in this goal is the Iroquois Confederacy, who dominate the southern coast of Lake Ontario.

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British troops and colonial militias march on the Iroquois capital shortly after, defeating their army in the Battle of Onondaga

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In the wake of this victory however, grave news from London comes as William IV, King of Great Britain and Brittany, is found dead lying in bed on All Hallow's Eve. After a state funeral service for him, his son, also named William, is coronated as William V, King of Great Britain and Brittany.

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Iroquois ally the Shawnee are reported to be conducting raids on colonial settlements in Virginia, and are promptly defeated in the Battle of Rappahannock.

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The siege of Onondaga concludes after 340 days.

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We further advance into Iroquois lands, defeating their armies in the lands of the member tribe named the Mohawk.

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The Iroquois ally Pequot surrender in July 1656, annuling their treaties with both the Iroquois and the Huron tribe, who are also a target of our future expansion.

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Our diplomats have gained a reputation, albeit not a good one, for their use of shady tactics in international diplomacy.

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The last remaining tribe of the Iroquois, the Mohawk, surrender in 1657, after a 342 day siege.

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We proceed to invade another Iroquois ally to the north, the Kichesipi, who surrender to us without a fight.

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And thus begins the 600 mile march of British infantrymen to force the last ally of the Iroquois, the Shawnee of Ohio, to surrender.

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We besiege their capital of Chillicothe for 235 days until it surrenders.

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Even after this, they stubbornly refuse to surrender, until we are forced to destroy their entire army.

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This leads to the Iroquois throwing the towel and accepting their fate, annexation into the greater British realm.

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Following this, the Danish call us into their own war against Pomerania, and while we accept, it is not expected our assistance will be needed, being merely symbolic in our eyes.

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World map: http://imgcave.me/users/8/AAR_27/map.jpg

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Chapter 28: Mercantilism (1660-1672)

For Great Britain, the 1660s are kicked off as Georg, son of King William, succeeds William V as King Georg II of Great Britain.

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An opportunity to boost colonial growth is found, as a scheme to send convicts to the colonies to find a new life for themselves is found. This idea is quickly embraced by Georg.

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A local saint performs a miracle in the nation, boosting our people's confidence in the nation.

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A direct upgrade to the galley, known as the Chebeck, is developed, however this does not concern us as we do not rely on petty Mediterranean ships to fight our wars.

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The British Cavalry sees a great rise during this period, becoming the cavalry warriors of their day.

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A colony centered around a settlement located on the great Falls of the Great Lakes is established, one more step to securing British control over the Lakes.

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The penal colony of Allegheny becomes fully developed soon after.

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We colonize further down the shore of Lake Erie, establishing the colony of Cleveland on the mouth of the Cuyahoga River.

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The invention of the bayonet, a pike that could be freely attachable and detachable from their firearms as infantrymen pleased revolutionized the infantry division, leading to the development of 'Line Infantry'.

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In Germany, protestants reign supreme as the Kingdom of Hannover rises to prominence as Duke Otto II of Lüneburg declares himself King of Hannover.

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One of the most talented artists in the realm is hired to capture the glory of our majesty, providing a great tool for propaganda in the realm.

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The merchant fleet is expanded upon by 5 frigates, becoming more and more modern by the day.

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With help from British advisors, the Creek nation becomes a fully westernized state, finding its place among Europeans in the world.

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To consolidate British control in eastern Texas, we begin constructing a fort in the area, naming it Fort Arthur.

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Tensions between us and Castile are on the rise as Frisia is dragged into yet another colonial conflict that originated in Castilian Canada.

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The concept of Land Clearance is developed in the realm, where areas that were formerly homes to woodland are converted to productive farmland.

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The Counter-Reformation era comes to an end in the late 1660s, marking the official end to a widespread religious conflict that rocked the era.

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A more organized regimental system is adopted in the army, increasing the efficiency of our army's upkeep and reducing costs.

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As expected, we were soon called to arms by Frisia, entering the Castilian-Frisian colonial war as a Frisian ally.

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We engage an Italian fleet consisted mostly of galleys in the Finisterre Bay, our large hull ships winning an easy victory over the Italians in an environment unsuitable for galley combat.

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We make advances into Castilian Texas, first occupying the port city of Galvezton, and then advancing further south towards the Rio Grande.

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The important center of Gulf trade in Matamaros is occupied in October of 1670, giving us temporary control of trade in the region.

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We are given a large advantage by adding limes to sailors' daily meals, decreasing the incidence of scurvy while at sea.

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After occupying the city of Victoria in Tamaulipas, we have gained complete control of the Tejan coast.

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Our exploits in Texas have caused numerous defectors to flee to our colonies, establishing a new life in the Ohio Country.

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After another harsh war, Castile makes peace with Frisia in 1672, paying war reparations, ceding several Canadian territories to Frisia, and also ceding more of Florida and Texas to us. The Duchy of Galicia is released as a Frisian-influenced realm on the northwestern coast of Castile, centered around the city of Santiago.

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World map: http://imgcave.me/users/8/AAR_28/map.jpg

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very nice update Acko..

i enjoy all the tech advancements

in that sense it reminds of the Civ series

For example the new " Frigates"

thanks, Brian

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Chapter 29: The Bear and the Lion (1673-1680)

The Danes once again call us into a war against Pomerania, however we once again have no intention of actually supporting their armies.

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A wave of innovation brought by advancements occurs in 1673.

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Some of our most outdated warships are given to the Thirteen Colonies for use in their own warfleet.

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The remaining ships we have are upgraded to a modern Twodecker design, becoming our prime ships of the line.

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We also construct a line of brand new twodeckers.

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In America, we continue our advance west as the colonization of the eastern seaboard of North America is practically complete.

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We then focus our efforts more on the great lakes, colonizing areas around Lake Ontario.

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Unexpected news comes in July of 1673. An envoy from Rus arrives at the royal court to present the Russian crown to Georg, after their king died heirless, making King Georg II King of Great Britain and Rus. This inheritance is not without dispute, however, as the Lotharingian king, who also had a claim to the Russian throne, declares the War of Russian Succession on us.

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We are able to call all of our main allies into the war, and Lotharingia is both surrounded on two sides and without credible allies.

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We send the Army of Great Britain to attack Lotharingia, with the help of Frisia and Italy.

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We meet the Lotharingians just south of the Frisian-Lotharingian border in the Battle of Limburg, defeating them with the help of supporting Frisian armies.

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We then march to the Lotharingian capital of Luxemburg to capture the city and end the war quickly.

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Limburg is captured by the Frisians, who happen to claim it as a historical part of their nation.

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Soon after, we capture Liege, just as the Frisians conquer the province of Namur.

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Surrounded and defeated, the Lotharingians agree to make peace with us in the Treaty of Utrecht, confirming the Anglo-Russian Union, ceding the Lotharingian border province of Namur to Frisia, and also forcing Lotharingia to pay war reparations to us for 10 years.

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Russia's neighbor Kurland offers an alliance to us, and we accept, expanding our sphere of influence in the region.

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The aftermath of the War of the Russian Succession did not fare well for Lotharingia, as they soon are invaded by Bavaria, losing badly.

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The situation in China becomes more and more desperate as the various European states begin bullying the warring states of China for control of the trade in the area.

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The Cartridge, combining the shot and powder of ammunition into a single unit, is adopted in 1675, greatly improving the efficiency of our firepower.

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We finally declare war on the isolated Huron tribe in April of that year, annexing them after virtually no resistance from their part.

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The Kurlanders prove to be a rather untrustworthy ally, as they begin to support a Russian bid for independence from our realm.

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Angry about this news, Georg sends a furious delegation ending the short-lived alliance with Kurland and cuts off all diplomatic ties.

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We become very well versed in our espionage tactics, and by 1677, our spies are trained to infiltrate our enemies and rival's administrations, lifting fog of war.

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The Russian nobility is further angered when we deny them access to equal national institutions, and it seems like revolt is getting closer and closer now.

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Huron loyalists revolt in several former Huron lands, and while initially successful in dealing with these rebels, we fail to defeat their forces in the blunder known as the Battle of Simcoe.

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The rebels successfully capture the province for a short time, before being defeated by our regular forces from Britain.

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Later after that, the Russian War for Independence officially begins, known as the 'Crimean War' in Britain. Led by a top Russian noble, the Russian rebels are numerous in strength and it is expected that if we can win the war in any way, it'll be through naval action.

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We move to infiltrate the ranks of the Russian bureaucracy, applying the new tactics we had just trained for years ago.

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Who will win in this war of Naval giant vs Land giant? 

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Continuation of the great graphics here Acko.

i really liked this update because this one had quite a bit to do the military operations of this time period

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Chapter 30: At Century's End (1682-1700)

With our naval power, we are able to effectively institute a full blockade of Russian ports.

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With funds earned from the death of a prominent heirless merchant, we are able to expand our war chest greatly.

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We destroy what little galleys the Russians commissioned in the Battle of the Sea of Azov.

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After this, we are able to land the entire Army of Ireland on the shores of Crimea.

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To expand our navy's transport capacity, we commission 20 more transport fleets, to be finished in half of a year.

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Tragic news comes as it is learned that Adam Hastings died outside the walls of the city of Sevastopol, leaving the Army of Ireland leaderless.

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This factor would contribute to our rather embarrassing defeat in the Battle of Crimea, where 40K Russian troops attacked our army of 20 thousand.

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While we were attempting to retreat back to the transport fleet, the Russians caught up with us, and completely destroyed the Army of Ireland.

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The failure, while a major setback for British military power, was not all that bad. Lessons learned from the failure led to the creation of the British Engineer Corps, which would greatly improve our siege capability.

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Prominent military thinkers were also quick to use this defeat as a subject of many essays, creating a wave of military innovation in the country.

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We make a second attempt at capturing Crimea months after, landing a force of 40K led by the nobleman Jonathan Clive.

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Meanwhile, in North America, yet another Huron rebellion occurs, however this is quickly put down by our colonial militias.

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Our agent that was infiltrating the Russian administration, giving us valuable military intelligence, was discovered, an incident that did not make us look very good on the international stage.

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On the flip side, good news comes in May of 1683 as the garrison at Sevastopol in Crimea surrenders, giving us control of the province.

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We continue the advance into Russian Ukraine, besieging the areas of Cherson and Mariupol south of the Vistula River.

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We adopt more competitive trade practices in June of that year, giving us an edge over many of our rivals in trading.

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A Russian force of 67K attacks our combined army of 42K in the Battle of Cherson, which ends up being a narrow defeat for us.

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However, we are able to safely retreat back to the transport ships, withdrawing from Crimea for now.

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Deciding that continuing this war is not worth the effort, we make peace with the Russians, begrudgingly ceding Danish Kurland to the Russians and recognizing their full independence from us. 

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One of the lessons learned from the failed union with Russia is that minorities will inherently become unruly if they are not given at least some rights. This leads to the development of the idea of a written document called a 'Constitution' which outlines which rights the government has and does not have and also guarantees minorities rights.

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An open revolt of pro-Castilian forces opens up in British Texas, prompting a quick and effective response from us.

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The colony of Ontario is formed in 1686 from the nearly all of the former Huron territories.

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We officially end our rivalry with Andalusia in 1686 and pursue a policy of friendship with the fellow naval giant, signing an alliance and a royal marriage.

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Just as we were about to declare war on the Shawnee tribe, news comes from Little Venetia that colonial militias from Castilian Guayanas have raided several border areas in Little Venetia, causing a war to break out between the two.

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Nevertheless, we still declare war on the Shawnee, planning to take care of the Castilians afterwards.

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The invasion is a quick and easy one, as we occupy their territory pretty much unopposed.

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In March 1688, the Castilians intervene on behalf of Las Guayanas, prompting us to intervene on Little Venetia's behalf.

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We quickly finish off the Shawnee's alli the Potawatomi, enabling us to annex the Shawnee and end the war there. 

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We call all of our allies into the war against the Castilians, leaving Castile massively outnumbered and without allies.

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We land the Army of Ireland in Castilian Florida, occupying their capital in 1689.

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After occupying Northern Florida, we leave the rest to our colonies, who are able to occupy Southern Florida shortly after.

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We then land in Little Venetia, relieving them from the Guayanan onslaught.

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We advance across the border into Guayana, who are completely defeated by us.

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A landing is made on the Castilian island of the Bahamas, located off the coast of Florida.

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We begin to adopt lighter cavalry equipment, allowing them to act as scouts and screens for heavier cavalry. 

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We continue our campaign of capturing Castilian Atlantic Islands as we land the Army of Great Britain on the island of Bermuda in April of 1690, the tiny garrison that was stationed there surrendering without a fight.

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We occupy the Guayanan province of Demerara, leaving only the interior jungle as a final stronghold of Castilian control in the region.

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Bermuda is also occupied after a relatively short siege.

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Unwilling to continue, the Castilians accept peace under the following terms for us: The cession of more areas in southern Florida and both the Bahamas and Bermuda to us.

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In the aftermath of the war, we decide to adopt Line Infantry tactics, who specialized in fire and shock.

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We also adopt the Latin Hussars for our cavalry, which is a response to growing Armenian cavalry power in the Muslim world.

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We receive shipments of quality wool from the Little Venetian colonies, netting us an income boost.

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The Heavy Frigate is invented in 1692, a variation of the Frigate that was designed to support ships of the line in combat.

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We adopt the idea of Espirit de Corps in 1692, greatly increasing our army's discipline and prestige.

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The European Spice Trade opens up in Castile, caused by the discovery of new trade routes.

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We adopt the ideas of 'Free Trade', sponsored by the fledgling middle class.

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The spread of new ideas will only continue, but despite this, it is clear that the 18th Century will be Britain's Century.

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Map: http://imgcave.me/users/8/AAR_30/map.jpg

Map (diplomatic): http://imgcave.me/users/8/AAR_30/map_diplo.jpg

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wow, your updates keep getting bigger and better Acko !!

I really like the start of this update with the naval maps and stats,

the rest of the graphics and maps were not bad either..

Great and ambitious update :cool:

thanks so much for the hard work on this, Brian

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Chapter 31: The World of 1700

Regional Maps

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Note: Didn't include domestic politics this time because I completely forgot about it while making the update. Just know that we're doing great domestically. :)

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Oh fantastic set up regional maps to start off this update with Acko..

Than the rest of it was your usual quality postings .

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Chapter 32: India (1700-1712)

While the time of prosperity that occured throughout the 18th century was a great blessing for us, this time also brought a time of increased laziness for the British nation.

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We issue an embargo to our primary rival of the time, Castile, weakening their trade in areas dominated by us.

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Advancements in fortification techniques have led to the discovery of the 'Covered Way' design, consisting of an outer ditch that would become key to fort design of the time.

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We renew the old alliance with Russia, which had been abandoned as part of the bloody aftermath of the Anglo-Russian Union.

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Upgrades to several fortifications of British Ireland are made.

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In Asia, news from Japan that the Emperor of Japan has began modernization of the country, adopting our western arms and government. This would become the first westernized country in Asia, assuming this process succeeds.

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The old British policy of attempting to gain a place in the Spice Trade of India is revived by Maximilian, and it is announced that it is his intention to secure the Bahmanis port of Goa in the interests of the Empire.

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And in 1704, war is declared on the Bahmanis Sultanate, our goal being to conquer the important port of Goa.

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The Army of Britannia is landed in Goa, capturing it after a 104 day siege.

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We send our army to attack the Bahmanis army in Savanur, however we are repelled after massive Bahmanis reinforcements are sent to reinforce it.

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We receive reinforcements in the form of the Army of Ireland, numbering the British forces 75K to the Bahmanis ~170K.

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With these reinforcements, we are able to defeat a Bahmanis force of 95K in the Battle of Desh.

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With their army mostly pacified, we are able to capture more of the Bahmanis coast, capturing first North Kanara, and then defeating them in the Battle of Malenadu. 

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In the resulting peace treaty with Bahmanis, we are ceded the area of and surrounding the city of Goa and also a tribute of 250 ducats is paid to us.

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We immediately begin a long process of integrating the trade center into our Empire by sponsoring the founding of the British Konkan Company, a trade company that will handle the administration of the colony, increasing our trade efficiency in the region.

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The Goa Garrison is created, a garrison of 15,000 infantry and cavalry whose mission is to protect and serve British interests in the region.

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And upon the completion of his goals, Maximilian passes in 1711, and his son and heir is coronated as James III of Great Britain.

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His shaky claim to the throne causes a minor succession crisis, in which rebels loyal to Christopher Benbow rise up in Yorkshire to destabilize the nation and enforce Benbow's claim on the British throne.

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The uncivilized mob however is quickly put down by our professional forces, and James's succession to the throne is secure.

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Goa is converted to the one true faith after a rather short process, the Indians readily accepting Catholicism as their religion.

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The British Century begins.

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Map: http://imgcave.me/users/8/J4scSG/cu2hjW.jpg

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Chapter 33: Colonial Wars (1712-1725)

In the West Indies, we are forced to intervene in a colonial war between our West Indies and the Andalusian West Indies.

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This drags Andalusia themselves into war against us, the first of such wars in more than a century.

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Our most loyal allies in the form of Frisia, Scandinavia, and Russia agree to join us in this war.

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With the war brings a sense of regimental pride between our various regiments in the army, boosting our morale and speeding up advancement of equipment in the army.

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The Army of Ireland is sent to defeat the Andalusian armies that were besieging St. Vincent in the Battle of St. Vincent.

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The Andalusians, who have had a rather unfortunate last few years, readily make peace with us, with very harsh terms for them.

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In respect for the Russians joining our war, we accept their call to arms against the Pagan Finns.

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In the Battle of Heligoland Bight, the Finnish ally Hannover's navy is completely defeated at the hands of the undefeated Royal Navy.

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Tragedy strikes in 1713 as it seems King James has decided to depart this world a little too early, leaving his young and still unfit son to rule the British realm. A regency council is assembled to handle affairs until his son reaches a mature age.

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The good part is that the year has been an exceptional year for the nation, providing a major tax boost for us.

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A revolt of the Breton population occurs November of 1714 in the area of Morbihan, which is suppressed quickly.

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An iteration of the ship of the line known as a 'Threedecker' is adopted by the Royal Navy in February of 1715, which was made by adding a third deck to the existing Twodecker design (hence the name).

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New Castile declares war on Texas in July of that year, aiming to reconquer lost territories. We will keep our eyes on this situation...

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Young King Richard is given a Jesuit education, being raised as a soldier of God.

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Illegal trade between Little Venetia and their neighboring colonies causes a diplomatic incident between us and Little Venetia, as this particular trade is more revenue lost for us.

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Major improvements in metallurgy allow for improved artillery.

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The Island Empire of Japan becomes a fully westernized nation in early 1717, becoming the first of many nations of the Orient to do so.

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We sign a white peace with Finland in 1718, allowing us to focus on more important things.

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...such as upgrading our combat fleet to the more modern Threedecker design.

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We also intervene against New Castile, bringing us into war against their mother nation Castile.

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Once again, we bring our allies into this war, who are more than happy to support us.

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Conveniently, King Richard comes of age and succeeds to the British throne shortly after, becoming a great military man of the age.

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We kickstart this war by invading the Castilian Turks and Caicos Islands, capturing them after 93 days.

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We engage a Castilain trade fleet in the Caribbean, destroying it.

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In Texas, provinces on the New Castilian side of the border are occupied by us with the support of our colonial forces.

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Finally, the Castilians, seeing this war as a lost war on their part, accept peace with us, confirming several earlier annexations, and also ceding several new territories on the border of Texas and New Castile to us.

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A national trade policy is adopted in 1721, increasing our trade efficiency.

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Improved foraging tactics are also adopted, decreasing our attrition.

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One thing is made clear from the many colonial conflicts of this period: The Americas will continue to be a major battlefield for the European nations in the future.

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World map: http://imgcave.me/users/8/pHd8SO/ZaomO9.jpg

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as you know I love the war type updates the most :)

so this was a very good update for me, Acko

thanks for all your continued hard work and effort on this extraordinary  thread..

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Chapter 34: Castilian Heart (1725-1735)

With his experience in matters of military and diplomacy, Richard begins reforming the army and navy to become the greatest army in Europe.

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As part of these reforms, more competitive trading practices are adopted, expanding our mercantile class to the wealthy people overseas.

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These reforms result in a new fighting spirit for our infantrymen, increasing their combat ability.

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Light infantry tactics, based upon the loose deployment of irregular divisions are adopted, giving rise to a new standard of British Infantry. Nicknamed the 'Red coats' for their red uniform.

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A new transport ship design known as the 'Eastindiaman', repurposed from old trade ships from the East Indies, is discovered. This also is accompanied by the rise of the Great Frigate.

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And once again we are dragged into war with Castile when their ever-errant colony New Castile declares another war on Texas, never giving up hope of regaining lost territories.

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Italy and Frisia join us in this war, although it is known that their support is hardly needed at this point.

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A Castilian fleet of 11 ships of the line is destroyed by a combined Anglo-Frisian force of 35 ships of the line in the waters of the Cantabrian Sea.

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The Army of Britannia is sent to attack a New Castilian army of 18K in the Battle of Tonkawa, the New Castilian army being completely destroyed.

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In the Sea of Sargassos, the Royal Navy alone destroys a Castilian trade fleet of 49 ships.

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The Army of Britannia, finished in New Castile, is sent to land in the Bahamas, to recapture it from the Castilians.

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A large revolt of Irish noblemen and peasants occurs in Meath, calling for the liberation of all the Irish people under one banner. It is suspected that they are at least somewhat sponsored by the Castilians. No matter, because it is quickly suppresed by the Army of Ireland.

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To put even more pressure on the already losing Castilians, we quicken the pace in New Castile, and also administer a total blockade of Castile's European ports.

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The pressure finally causes them to crack, and the Castilians sign a peace treaty favorable to us, paying war reparations for 10 years, ceding the rest of Florida, and extending the Texas-New Castile border to the Rio Grande.

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oh yes Cap, i

Its really a great game I think

I just don't have the time right now to get into this.

But we have to appreciate these magnificent updates that Acko keeps on giving us on

almost a daily basis.  :cool:

This particular update was strong in military tactics and graphics

and i really enjoyed it ! :shy:

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The hiatus that I started a few weeks ago has ended. Although instead of continuing to the end of EU4, I will probably just skip to Victoria 2 after I'm done with the conversion, which will become England, through the Ages - Part II. I may or may not do a writeup of the events that occured during the mid 18th century to the early 19th century after this is all wrapped up. See you guys next time!

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Thanks much for the update Acko !

It looks like the break you took from this as a good idea and has given you new found

motivation and energy !

Looking forward to the resumption of this, my friend

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