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*Transalpine Gauls become fully integrated into Helvetica.
*Proto-Hungarians lost grounds to a growing Podolian Slavs population. A branch of the Podolian Slavs, the Sorbians, move to the south, as the main group Podolian Slavs also expand. The Podolian Slavs, now renamed the Poles, and the Sorbians create a Slavic Causeway, separating the Proto-Hungarians into two pieces.
*Bulgarians branch off from the South Slavs
*Cello - Panonia joins the Union of Olofaridia
*Dalmatians form their Principality of Dalmatia
*The Cisalpine Gauls and the Italics merge to form the tribe of Southern Alps
*At continual pressure from Phoenicia and Lydia, the Israelites form their Empire of Israel
*War broke out between Egypt and Phoenicia
*(I think 4-5 events is enough for one turn, as it is later hard to track what and when happened)
Athenian D: We call Olofaridian king to surrender and accept our terms, as Macedonian and Epyrian parts of the army were eliminated, 2 of 4 provinces were temporarily occupied/taken under control, and the only standing army is Illyrian, and it is simply too weak to deliver a final blow to our Kingdom.
We demand Thracian protectorate as a vassal state, part (1,000px) of occupied Epyrian coast to Athens, other part (1,000px) of Illyrian coast 30 years later to Latin Rome and releasing of Epirus along with Macedonia as independent states under protection of both, Olofaridia and Athens.
Olofaridia would like to see Epirus and Macedonia joining to create a buffer zone called Epiro-Macedonia. There would be no nations, and Olofaridian and Athenian troops would mandate it jointly. Also, no land would be ceded to Rome, although Athens can take as much as it wants from the Buffer zone.
We agree for buffer zone, Epyrian coast and east Macedonia will be taken "to prevent big peasantry uprising" and Thrace will be Thraki protectorate of Athens.
That's okay. Agreement reached.
Athens: after succesful campaign, Ares is happy with captured lands. He now wants stronger Rome and more colonies. 50% of budget goes to reserve, the other part is used to fund infrastructure building and upgrading in main polises and colonies. (Economy is now level 5, military tech also improves) After Ruthenia formed, there is a good source of knowledge regarding west mediterranean, three colonies established in Galia, Iberia and Gibraltar with 250px each. This cuts big distance for trading with Northerns and enables Athens to establish trade with Galic and germanic tribes of west. Seeing Carthaginians defending against local warbands for at least 100 consecutive years, king of Athens sends alliance offer to Carthage, so along with Rome, the three states would from Mediterranean Alliance.
*Carthage would love to join the Mediterranean Alliance. (Rome's position?)
*[Mod] A 100-year war is too much at this point in history.
Lithuanian confederation: With the death of the ruling monarch, the heir to the throne assume power, being friendly to the council institution, he return some power to them. We expand 65pix north to take full control of the southern coast of the gulf of Riga. We start to recruit Latvian in the armed forces. Our merchants return with new of the split in the Slav society,, trade is now more restricted to the north Slavs in the hope that we could influence them for futur goals.
*Not very happy about this decision, the Bulgars move into Cimmeria to enter the Athenian trade sphere, slowing assimilating the Cimmerians
Rome: Continues expanding and begins to try to bring the italcs into Rome's influence sphere. Navy expands. as well as military, both are built up.
Southern Scandinavian Union: Trade outpost in Lithuania is moved to the Gulf of Riga coast. We form colonies in Gaulia, Lusitania and Tartesia with 200 px each to support the trade route with Athens. Get 1 more edp to make 14 edp (about to paradise). We decide to help Norses and Swedes form their countries, sending gold to them. The 20,000 men navy is reduced to 10,000, with 10,000 being reinforced into the Army, making 30,000 army. Furthermore, 5,000 men is recruited in the colonies to make 35,000 men. With a closer distance now, Scandinavia offer alliance deal to Athens.
- Both Olofaridia and the Thraco- Panonian Dacians start to integrate the Proto-Hungarian peoples
*As stated before, Bulgars start relocating into Cimmeria, and in the same time Sub-Scythian Dacians are assimilated by Bulgars
*The Proto-Latgalians form their first country, the Grand Duchy of Latgalia, under Lithuanian influence. The Grand Duke offer the King of Lithuania a marriage and union. (Balancing)
*Civil war in Umbria breaks out, Latin regions refuse to take part in it, and join Rome. (Balancing)
*Carthage is gradually winning grounds against the Warbands surrounding it
*The Sarmatian peoples merge with the Colchis peoples and migrate Northwards on their eventual course towards Europe
Population in Scandinavian colonies is very unhappy due to masssive recruitment without any reason.
Southern Scandinavian Union: One more edp, both ep and mp now 5. Expand 200 px per colony. The Kingdom of Scania is formed, to which a seat in the Governing Council is granted. Similarly, the Colony of Storbrittanien, Colony of Gaulie, Colony of Port Louisitania and Colony of Gibraltar also receive seats in the Governing Council. However, each colony only have 1/2 vote. Ethnic cleansing took place in colonies: natives are expelled and replaced with Jutes, Danes and Gotlanders. The Union welcomes an Union between Latgalia and Lithuania. As colonies are expanded, the Union start to be interested in Mediterranean affairs and hope we can join the Mediterranean Alliance. More exploration finding more about Norses, Arians and Swedes. They are offered a seat in the Governing Council each, in return for control to the Union and join the Union as member kingdoms.
*Due to close relations and trade with Baltic Federation, especially Saxonia and Finland, neither Swedes nor Norses nor Arians are too optimistic about the idea of joining the Union.
*Athenian D: We think that country not originaly from Mediterranean would not be able to fully participate in alliance affairs' and first of all, should expand it's influence localy, so we will keep a personal alliance for now.
- Norses, Arians and Swedes are told that with Union membership, they can trade with Lithuania and southern countries like Aquitania, Venetia, Ruthenia, Roma and Athens, who are much bigger than Saxonia and Finland, especially Athens.
Saxonia/Finland -> Semba -> Athens -> Mediterranean, so basicaly thats the same without losing their lands.
Athens: King initiates reform of colonial administration. Childrens that are born to half-greek families can get Athenian citizenship. This is done to encourage local people to create families with greek colonists, rather than people from their own state/tribe. It is considered a long term strategy, and is expected to show results in 3-4 generations. Also, Ares wanted to change system of Secretoriate, but dies of disease shortly after a journey to Bithynia. He had no son, so his daughter Althaia became the first queen of Athens. Due to fact that in Athenian law only king election or succession are described, Demos and secretaries will be able to veto her decisions. New colonies expanded 250px each. Army decreased to regular 5,000 men.
Lithuanian Confederation: The king agree to the union with the Duchy of Latgalia and with a new people being numerous enough to have a demographic balance, the Lithuanian Coonfederation is reformed into the Balt empire, sometime refer as the Lithuanian empire by the Lithuanians and in the countries around. The military recruit 3000 new soldiers to protect the new territory from Slav incursion and build some ships to protect the Gulf of Riga. While not immediately interest in expanding beyond the Baltic, the idea of establishing a permanent colony beyond is take in consideration.
- 'Large Parthian and Median empi'res form in OTL Middle East
*Civil war in Umbria ends, both sides were almost completely destroyed and state colapsed.
*Cimmerian warbands gather their armies to repulse Bulgarian tribes.
*Dacian hegemony becomes a State of Dacia and declares that all dacian lands must belong to state.
*The Bulgars form a country - the Empire of Bulgaria - to counter Cimmeria. War broke out and the trade route is disrupted due to the war. Athenian and Baltic traders have no choice but find another route.
*Sorry for a long time without map, I tried to make it several times but it kept geting corrupted, so then I discovered that my image editing software was unable to process data and simply re-writing it fixed the problem.
*Southern Scandinavian Union: Recruit 15,000 men for the army to make 50,000. 5,000 men are attributed to the colonies, 5,000 for Jutland and Anglia. Of the remaining 40,000 men in Scania, Gotland and Zealand, 30,000 start an all out attack on Bornholm, with the crucial objective of taking up the island to control the prosperous trade in the region. The remaining men defend against Finland and Saxonia along the border, and prevent a foreign landfall in Gotland. Taxation in the Oresund start to take advantage of the closure of the land trade route. 375 px is expanded per colony. After Lithuania renamed, the Union asks if they can still use "Lithuania" in official documents, although currently to prevent the breakage of an alliance we still use the term "Empire of the Balts" in official documents. Lithuania is asked not to support the Baltic Federation. Gold is shipped to Athens to ask Athens to stop trading with Saxonia. More gold is prepared for similar requests in case other countries declare war on us. Cimbria is asked to support us, in consideration of the signed alliance. (Alliance?) Yes of course, it was sent to Cimbria even before Saxonia had the trade alliance. (Sent but never accepted, need to explain why?)
- Athenian D: We refuse to support any side as Athens have no official interests or land claims in the North.
- Saxons recruit 15,000 men and mercenaries in the mainland. Semba and Finland also start drafts in case of mainland war. (This war is considered "territorial dispute" because of Bornholm). Baltic federation cancels all trade that goes near Bornholm to avoid Scandinavian navy.
- Southern Scandinavian D: Due to heavy fortification along borders, the Governing Council announces its lack of interest in mainland fighting, and want to be assured by the Finns and Sembans that in case there is only Bornholm fighting, Finns and Sembans will not help. Despite Athenian declination, we still keep our personal alliance. And the motive is declared to be of economical reasons (which is true, we want to control trade). Baltic federation (consisting of Finland, Estland, Lyvia and Semba for now, do not confuse with the Baltic Trade Alliance also consisting of Saxonia and Frisia) is told to disrupt all relations with Saxonia in return for safe trade inside the Baltic Sea, as the 10,000 men navy accelerate patrolling the sea.
- The main Baltic Federation council sents off Scandinavian diplomats without even listening to their demands, this was done to show that Scandinavia can't simply declare everyone enemies and then demand something. Saxons join the Federation and Cimbri join trade alliance (they didn't accepted Scandinavian alliance earlier, because the only trade route that they have is controled by so called Trade Alliance) New Trade center established and 1/2 fortified on Saxonian cost. Semba and Finland sees no threat in 10,000 men navy but Estland and Lyvia build up their fleet to be able to protect their own traders.
- South Scandinavia puts all mainland territory on red scale emergency (highest emergency) and the Governing Council is evacuated to Britain until 760 BC
- Emergency may mean something worse than current situation is coming, so Saxons and Fins put all the armies on fortifications, Federation navy is patroling all the way from Finish Svealand to Lyvia, and From Saxonia to Semba to prevent any hostile ships going there. Saxons offer alliance to all germanic tribes but no one agrees to join.
Athens: The queen initiates two political reforms, one about introduction of improved laws regarding throne succession and the second one regarding secretoriate, which power is now limited by a Demos. Nevertheless, a ruler still can veto or release both structures. This way, kings or queens will be able to work more on foreign relations. Gibraltar and Iberian colonies expanded by 500px each. Tripoli is expanded slightly. Colony established on Balearic islands. To stabilise situation in the Cimmeria, Althaia sends 2,500 greek warriors and some gold for buying mercenaries to a fighting cimmerian warbands. Another 5,000 men are recruited in case of full scale war. For now, Prussian route thru Slavia and Dacia will be used. Gold and goods are sent to Rome so they would be able to take what is left from Umbria. Oversea navy is sent to Carthage to patrol it's coasts and help fighting against local warbands.
Balt empire: We accept that the foreign power use the term Lithuanian as the empire is de facto rule by the Lithuanians and Lithuania is still use as a secondary name. A small force of 5000 soldiers is assemble and send to to take the island of Saaremaa and the small part own by them on our coast from the Estonian tribes to gain more control over the Gulf of Riga. (So you declare war on Estland or you still haven't seen they are united?) The navy is also expand to for the same goal. The Scandinavia Union is assuLre that we will stay neutral except if we are attack. We start to seek a new trade road with the Athenian and it is decide to create a temporary sea trade route. We ask the Scandinavian if we can use their colonies on the continents to resupply our merchant and if we can establish a trade outpost in their colony near the Gilbratar strait.
- South Scandinavian colonies will provide any aid needed to Lithuania, trade outpost is established and Lithuanian merchants may travel free of charge through the Oresund.
*After few years of fighting, on of the mercenary warband leaders manages to defeat both, Bulgars and Cimmerians and established Kimera Horde that now controls main South-North trade route.
*Egypt defeats Kush in a fast war and conquers large part of it.
*Both, Parthian and Median Empires cause conflicts while expanding. A major war in Middle East starts with Parthia and media fighting against Assyria, Urartu, and Colchis.
*Sorbs claim that all the Panonian lands belong to them and conflict with Olafaridia escalates.
*As Frisians expand, Belgics move to Germania and mix with the local tribes.
Athens: Everything is relatively queit and good in Athenian interests zone. Colonies keep growing, Iberian and Gibraltar colonies expanded by 300px, 50px expansion on Balearic islands. Trade is restored on North-South Cimmerian route and agreement signed with Kimera Horde. Army is doubled in size because of conflicts in the east and possibly a new "players" in the local diplomacy. Ruthenian people bring some news about new Aquitanian king, so Althaia sends representatives with vast gifts to congratulate him.
Lithuanian Empire: We expand 150 pix north and we start a colony of 50 px on the largest Estonian island (I claim it as a whole last turn but seem it was refuse). The trade beyond the Baltic increase, resulting in a larger merchant navy. The military is stabilize at 35000 soldier due to the lack of colony to protect and the navy is given greater importance due to the Scandinavian potential threat and to protect our trade. Some merchant ships with a small escort now make the travel in the mediterranean sea and the Baltic to trade our good along the way and bring luxury. The Balt empire is still the official name but is confusing, so I will use Lithuanian empire.
Sorry Lithuania, Estonia is now a country, not a tribe, so you need to go to war to get land in Saaremaa.
Aquitania: The city states of Aquitania expand 150 px to the south into the Pyrenees. Many of the states' expand their military, especially near the Gaulish areas. A western Aquitanian, Guiler de Bordii, rises in the city state of Bordii (proto-Bordeaux) and becomes the leader in 757 BC. He does much to formulate an army in the city and works with the merchants of the city to improve the economy. In 755 BC, several new markets open up and a small trade route begins being formed. By 750 BC, the trade route is connected with the larger regional route connecting to southern Gaulish Athens. The population of the nation rises to 500,000 and stabilizes at a year 0.4% population growth, adding to a 4% growth over ten years. Wrong, it would be more than 4% due to exponential growth.<<< What about limiting factors? 4% is fair enough
*I did what I thought was reasonable. On one side, people probably had sex and had children a lot and didn't use any form of birth control, and then on a conflicting side things like disease, infant mortality, and frequent conflicts also limited life expectancy. -Cookie.
South Scandinavia: Governing Council returns. Each colony except for Britain expands by 250 px. Gold is sent to Aquitanian king, wanting to sign a full military alliance with Aquitania. Regular army increase further to 80000 men due to exponential population growth, and navy sizes to 30000 and continue patrolling the East Sea. Navy fleets are ordered to stay at least 50 km from Lithuanian coast, and avoid ships with Lithuanian flags. We promise Lithuania unconditional military support for a Lithuanian campaign against Estland. Major naval clashes with Finland, Saxonia and Semba. State of Naval War declared against the 5 Baltic Federation Members. (Not considered war)
Post-event: Saxons fully fortify their trade center. Semban general Hertus announces that he is "sick of that diplomatical games". He takes half of Semban navy, 15 thousand men and heads to Saxonia, there Hertus meets up with 10,000 Lyvo-Estonian joint fleet and Finish navy commander with his 15,000 men. Saxons send 5,000 mercenaries to the united navy. Frisians, Cimbrians and Arians provide 5,000 men because of their interest in trade with Baltic Federation countries. Whole navy moves out to Oresund and then to Britanian and Galic colonies, destroying all Scandinavian trader ships that they meet and causing supply shortage in both colonies. After this, they head back to Zealand and wait for enemies to arrive. Lyvo Estonian land army and Semba guard bprders with Lithuania, while Saxons, Fins and second half of Semban navy are guarding borders with Union.
*South Scandinavia: Due to supply shortage, the Colonies now rely on internal crops, as well as what is shipped from Lusitanian and Tartesian colonies. The colonies are closed to all but Scandinavian, Lithuanian and Athenian ships. Full State of War declared. As Scandinavian navy have not raided any Baltic merchant ships, the Governing Council declared the Freedom of Trade has been violated and that innocent traders have been killed. On board Scandinavian merchant ships were many foreign merchants from Lithuania, Venetia, Aquitania, Ruthenia, Galicia and Athens. Therefore, the Governing Council issue formal apology to the six nations named above due to the accident, and ask for military support in the war, especially Lithuania and Athens. Also, the 30,000 men navy is added with 30,000 men from the army to counter the fleet in Zealand. In the mean time, 40,000 freshmen are added to the army to compensate. Governing Council is evacuated to Tartesian colony.
Not sure if you could support 120,000 men, even with trade n'stuff. i.e. Rome in it's extent had estimated 700,000 men. You have 120,000 and territory 7+n times smaller.
Second half of Semban navy join in to fight Scandinavian navy, two fleets clash in the biggest battle at the time with 125,000 men and about 600-700 ships. Both sides lose 60,000 men but Baltic Federation has 5,000 survivors. As there is no more Union navy (I don't think you can increase your army, then get 40k more men and then supply 30k men with ships in one turn, because that would be really bad for economy and awkward in general) federation blocks all the ports and demands a truce.
Roma: Continues build its navy and military. the influenciation of the italics continues
Since Governing Council is evacuated, the whole mainland is abandoned, no truce is done. Without any government to support, the army surrenders completely and Saxonia annexes the mainland and destroy border fortifications. British colony becomes terra nullius, Gaulic colony reannexed by Gauls, Lusitanian colony reannexed by Lusitanians. Economy and military collapse altogether to grade 0, and the Governing Council starts working towards a new country in Tartesia. Country is renamed the Republic of Tartesia, under parliamentary rule of the very little Scandinavian population that moved to the colony previously. The Governing Council lose power and become only advisors. Democratic government formed and peaceful elections carried on. The nation continues trade with Athens, though minimal. Military is non-existent and the country no longer knows anything about the North. Relations with Lithuania is de facto over, and relations with Venetia, Aquitania, United Galicia and Ruthenia is broke off due to now inferior status in comparison to those countries. Player is considering game withdrawal.
*Due to power vacum in Jutland, Anglia, Kingdom of Skane, Gotland and State of Zealand are formed by Federation, each serving as ethnic countries for people that stayed there.
*Remaining colonists in Britania, Gaulia and Lusitania mix with locals, who form new countries on the grounds of the colonies.
*Urartu surrenders and war in the middle east ends.
*Swedes form a federation with Skane, uniting Swedish tribes.
*Germania is formed by Belgics and Germanics, forcing Frysia to stop it's expansion.
Republic of Tartesia: The Second Parliament passes the Constitution, prohibiting Monarchism, supporting the Republican state, protecting the Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Assembly, Freedom of Press and Freedom of Petition. (as defined in the OTL American First Amendment.) The President is directly elected by the People, and so is the Parliament. The Prime Minister is elected by the Parliament, and the Government is nominated by the Prime Minister and passed by the President. The Constitution also defines two fundamental principles of the governances in the republic:
#The Republic holds full neutrality. The Republic may not participate in any political or economical alliances.
#The Republic may not have a standing army. The Republic cannot have a standing armed force, even a single soldier. The current standing navy of a few hundred men left retires, receiving honours from the President.
In a press (Hm...?) announcement after the constitution, the former King of Jutland, Chairman of the Advisory Council (new name), spoke that the Governing Council did not regret their decision, and that a truce is truly a surrender for the Scandinavians. Due to the isolated nature of the culture, the Constitution prohibits foreign citizens to acquire citizenship. The Jutish, Danish, Anglish, Gotlandish and Scanian languages are promoted to National Languages and Official Working Languages to preserve the culture. The Republic is divided into 9 provinces, with names resembling the previous divisions of the Union and in accordance with the majority tribe/clan of the citizens of the provinces: Jutland, Zealand, Anglia, Scania, Northeast Gotland, Northwest Gotland, East Gotland, Southeast Gotland, Southwest Gotland. Each of these divisions are headed by a Governor, elected directly by the provinces' citizens. Each Advisory Council member is also the Deputy Governor of his province. Each province also have a People's Council (a parliament) and a Provincial Government elected by the People's Council. The positions in the Advisory Council, as well as the Deputy Governor positions are hereditary, and passes in a line. In case an Advisor have no son, his eldest daughter would take his position without any modification to her rights. Due to the population becoming increasingly secular, on God's scale the Republic have no edp.
Lithuanian Empire: With the collapse of the Scandinavian union, the king seek restore relation with our former enemies and rival in the Baltic. We start to influence Estland and Lyvia to adopt a pro-Lithuanian attitude by promoting heavy trade and support. We also start relation with the newly form nations which result of the Scandinavian collapse including the Republic of Tartesia with which we offer to garantee independence. 300pix of expansion happen toward the north Slavian land from our southern territory to create a buffer between the capital.
*Tartesia establish relations with Lithuania and exchange embassies
*Lyvia is happy to have better relations with Lithuania (similar cultures) and as there is no more Scandinavia, it leaves Baltic Federation. Estland (fino-ugric culture) is closer to Fins, so they keep local alliance also leaving Baltic Federation.
*Fins leave Baltic Federation and it becomes just a personal alliance between Saxons and Semba, nevertheless, Trade Alliance still exists and Lithuania is invited to join it.
Athens: Althaia dies, and again, the only possible successor is her daughter, Dike. Dike takes over her mothers duty and first thing that she wants, is to equalize women and men. Laws are changed and the only thing that women now can't do, is to serve in a military. Queen increases both navies to 7,500 thousands, and now, with army total of 35,000, Athens will acomplish something that Althaia planned long before. Taurus, Gibraltar and Tripolis are expanded by 500px.
Aquitania: The city states of Aquitania expand 150 px to the south into the Pyrenees. Many of the states' expand their military, especially near the Gaulish areas. Guiler Bordii does much to formulate an army in the city and works with the merchants of the city to improve the economy. In 745 BC, several new markets open up and a small trade route begins being formed. By 740 BC, the trade route is connected with the larger regional route connecting to southern Gaulish Athens. The population of the nation rises to 540,000 and stabilizes at a year 0.4% population growth, adding to a 4% growth over ten years. Guiler Bordii begins formulating plans to wage war against the Gauls and claim their territory.==740 B.C.==
*Liburni and Dalmati peacefuly disband the union and create their own states of Liburne and Dalmatia
*Sorbs sign alliance with Dalmatia and start raiding North Olofaridia. Olofaridians are unable to defend against numerous warband and are forced to give up. Sorbs get former east Cellmaria and Dalmatia gets a strip of land near the borders.
*As there is no more Belgic Mainland, British belgics unite with Britania to create Britanian Union.
*Lusitania establishes alliance with Galicia to expand their influence.
*Influenced by Venetia, Aquitania, Ruthenia and Germania, Gaulia forms, claiming the lands that are not yet influenced by these states.
Cookiedamage, you are free to post 750bc events till the end of this turn. <<< Thanks! -Cookie
Lithuanian empire: Join the trade alliance to improve relation with its member and build up the merchant navy with 2000 men and the military navy with 3500 men to patrol the trade road once use by the Scandinavian. We expand 350 px in North Slavia land and recruit 1500 men for the army now of (36500). A more progressive king power and give some right to the women and the parliament. The expansion of the city cause many Lithuanian to establish larger community, however, the countryside is still widely populated as the population increase faster, the need for farm land increasing as well.
*Following Lithuania, as the closest ally of former Scandinavia, Anglia, Zealand and Gotland join Traders Alliance. Sweden, however, declares that they want to get rid of colonial past under the Scandinavs and refuse joining Trade Alliance or improving relations with Lithuania.
Aquitania: The city states of Aquitania expand 150 px to the east into the eastern Pyrenees. Many of the states' expand their military, especially near the Gaulish areas. Guiler Bordii does much to formulate an army in the city and works with the merchants of the city to improve the economy. In 735 BC, several new markets open up and a small trade route begins being formed. By 730 BC, the trade route is connected with the larger regional route connecting to southern Gaulish Athens. The population of the nation rises to 540,000 and stabilizes at a year 0.4% population growth, adding to a 4% growth over ten years. Guiler Bordii begins formulating plans to wage war against the newly formed Gaulia to claim territory. Guiller also begins bringing numerous city states under his influence as he tries to aim for a centralized state. In 738 BC, he designates his son Armagr as his successor to the city of Bordii.
Tartesia: Several constitutional amendments are made. The two former "fundamental governance principles" are abolished, and a small police force is formed. All ports are closed and foreign trade ceases to exist. The economy now relies on agticulture and a nurturing scientists and inventors community sponsored by the President. Diplomatic missions in Lithuania are recalled due to fear of capture of diplomats while travellinh through the Sound by the Swedes who wants to "rub off the Scandinavian Age". Embassy of Lithuania here is still here. The Parliament announces two national projects:
- Write an official record of national history, from the establishment of the Kingdom of Jutland onwards.
#Explore the Southern, unknown lands, without any prospect of colonialism.
*More on the Constitutional Amendments: Amendment One, repealing full neutrality, was opposed by about 30% of the Parliamentarians. These MPs formed the first recorded Political Party in the Republic, called the Neutral Party. However, the Neutral Party voted for Amendment Two (repealing prohibition of standing armed forces), because they thought neutrality could not be maintained without an armed force. Among the MPs that voted for Amendment One, opinion of Amendment Two was split between a group called Party for Strength and Unity (for Amendment Two) and a group called the Traditional Party (against Amendment Two). These three parties contested in the Third Parliamentary Election. In this election, the Party for Strength and Union (PSU) came first in the election and formed a government itself with support of six independents, therefore both Amendments still remain in effect for the time of the Third Parliament.
*First Scytho-Sarmatians show up in Cimmeria pushing out locals.
*Bulgars expand into Dacian hegemony.
*Sorbs start raiding Thraco-Panonian Dacs and claiming their lands.
*Galia (not Gaulia) joins Britanian Union.
Aquitania: The city states of Aquitania expand 100 px to the east into the eastern Pyrenees. Many of the states' expand their military, especially near the Gaulish areas. Armagr Bordii does much to formulate an army in the city and works with the merchants of the city to improve the economy. In 725 BC, several new markets open up and a small trade route begins being formed. By 720 BC, the trade route is connected with the larger regional route connecting to southern Gaulish Athens. The population of the nation rises to 580,000 and stabilizes at a year 0.4% population growth, adding to a 4% growth over ten years. In 729 BC, Guiller Bordii dies, and the sovereignty of Bordii is passed over to Armagr. Armagr Bordii begins formulating plans to wage war against the newly formed Gaulia to claim territory. Armagr also begins bringing numerous city states under his influence as he tries to aim for a centralized state.
Lithuanian empire: The Lithuanian king try to influence the Lyvian Merchant and ruling class to make them see the benefit they would gain by joining our nation, a good economy, a navy that allow trade outside the baltic and a powerful army that will prevent any any aggression against their territory. We expand 300 pc in North Slavia. The population of the capital and in the country in general grow to 350 000.
*Due to influencing Lithuania can now expand into Lyvia. (Using it's expansion capacity, of course)
#Fourth Parliament: The PSU won 45% of the seats, the Neutrals 25%, the Traditionals 20% and the Independents 10%. The PSU allied with most independents and formed a government. The PSU won the Presidential Election. In provincial elections, six provinces are controlled by the Neutrals, two jointly by the Neutrals and the Traditionals and one solely by the PSU. In a vote, the National Parliament voted for an application for joining the Mediterranean Alliance. The PSU and the Traditionals, as well as some in-government Independents voted for this application. Also, the Parliament voted to reopen the two ports: one for trading with Lithuania and the other for trading with Athens.
#Fifth Parliament: The PSU won only 30% of the seats, the Neutrals 35%, the Traditionals 30% and the Independents 5%. The Neutral and Traditional parties formed a coalition government. The Traditionals won the Presidential Election. Four provinces are controlled by the Neutrals, two jointly by the PSU and the Traditionals and three by the PSU. Again, the Parliament voted in favour of the application. The Parliament voted to maintain the armed police force at 500 men, sufficient to maintain internal peace and prevent crimes. A third port is opened, exclusively to support the Second National Project (Southern exploration). The First National Project (official historical record) is completed.
Athens: Dike dies of unknown disease that occurs all over the kingdom. Her son Aias takes over the throne immediately anouncing emergency state, most of the trade is stoped, and people start leaving cities. No expansion is made and main army disbanded for now. Navies spread out to colonies where they can wait for a disease to end. The new king starts funding Asklepas (derived from Asclepius), buildings where people can come to get advices on how to recover from diseases. Some expeditions in colonies organised to find and examine healing herbs and spices.==720 B.C.==
- Sorbs establish the Kingdom of Sorbia and sign peace with Olofaridia.
*Minor disputes between Venetia and Gaulia occur, Venetia offers Aquitania an alliance.
*Aryans establish their state and start calling themselves Geats.
*Republic of Italia replaces Umbria.
*Venetia offers Aquitania an alliance. (Laptop, when player overtakes a country, he only keeps it's territory not alliances or so, all previous decisions and events can be ignored)
*Population: if there was about 14.5 millions people in Europe, and our map has about 680-700k habitable pixels, pop. density was 21p/px in the begining of the game, so for player states it can be 30p/px and 25p/px.
Tartesia: 4 edp is now here. Economy at notch 2. Military improved to notch 1.
- Parliament VI: The Traditionals won 60% of the seats and formed a government by itself. The other parties each got 20% due to mass defection from these parties to the Traditionals and a lot of independent candidates joining the Traditional. The Traditionals also won the Presidential election. Amendment Three limit any diplomatic relations to Athens, Lithuania, Galicia, Venetia, Aquitania and Ruthenia. Amendment Four defines when to announce Emergency State and War State. A few traders with Athens are seen to develop symptoms of mysterious diseases, which is believed to be what is happening in Athens. Trade with Athens is temporarily postponed, infected traders are isolated but not killed (due to constitutional blocking of all human killings including capital punishment) and treated for the symptoms. Second National Project postponed to look for cures or herbs to treat this disease, many researchers look into the surrounding Ilberian peninsular outside republican territory to find such a cure to send to Athens.
#Parliament VII: The Traditionals came out a narrow victory at 55% of the seats. The Neutrals won the Presidential election. Amendment Five decides a new method to ratify amendments: through ratification of at least 2/3 of provincial parliaments. Finally a cure is found for the disease: a mixture of two rare plants' leaves heated. The Government decide to sponsor this research and mass grows the leaves. The few merchants infected are cured and trade resumes with Athens. The plants are provided free of charge to the Athenians, and Athens is asked for an embassy in Tartesia.
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Athens: Thanks to fast reaction, organised expeditions and help of Tartesians, disease stops devastating the kingdom. Many new herbs and cures are discovered and academies now teach professional Asklepi in case of new diseases. Trade is renewed, people come back to cities and everything stabilises.
As there still were many unidentified or unknown casualties, Aias decides that people should have family name, just like it is in Rome. Most of them will be derived from oldest known family man name, fathers name or demonym. Royal name will consist of name, father or mother (depends on who was the king/queen) name and Family name Dariapoulu (son of Darius, and yes, I'm almost worshiping myself :D), so Aias is now officialy The King Aias Dike Dariapoulu.
After this reform will be aproved and all people will have surnames, it is planned to organise proper census. Mainland army re-formed. Major expansion (1,500px) in Italic and Iberian colonies.
Lithuanian empire: A serie of raid against our merchant start to hurt the economy around the capital but the people behind those raids are not know. The king and some subvertive agents continue to increase our influence in Lyvia to turn it into a vassal in some decade and strengten the idea that a union with Lithuania would be a good thing. As contact merchant expedition to Greece bring back story of great cities and luxury good, the population of Lithuania start to be interest by the Greek culture and the king saw the Greek superior culture as a way to impose Lithuania as a cultural center. A merchant returning from Greece bring with him the disease but having hear of a Tartesian cure, immediately send a ship to ask for the cure.
- Tartesia sends over to Lithuania two ships of the cure, living plants and special needs of these plants for Lithuania to prevent an outbreak of disease.
- Athenian D: As we are interested in trading capability of Lithuania, we offer some professional Asklepi to educate lithuanian healers. Aias also offers 1,000 Athenian men to guard Lithuanian trade outposts that are most vulnerable and exposed.
*Babylon becomes free.
*Assyria conquers some lands from Israelites.
*Frysians win the war against Germania.
*Podolian slavs form Duchy of Podolia.
*From now on, anyone who misses a turn should be able to do that turn until the next turn ends.
Athens: After successful family name reform, census was organised. Population in Athens is about 1,000,000 people, 850,000 living in official provinces, 100,000 in European colonies, 50,000 in African. The biggest city is Athens, with population of 60,000 folowed by Thebes, Corinthos, Helesphontes all with 30,000. Aias is happy about ongoing growth of cities, he spends most of the budget to improve infrastructure in important cities like Sevastopol, Irakleon, Tripoli and Syracuse. He also establishes cities of Kipros in southernmost point of Cyprus, Hispania/Hesperia in ATL Barcelona, Tangiers to the south from strait and Gibraltar to the north. Major expansion in these places.
Tartesia: We now have 4 edp. Military is improved to notch 2. As per a Parliament decision, the nation form a partial patronymic system of naming. Surname will look like (First name) (Father's name)dottir (Family name) for daughters and -sen for sons. A population census begin to take place and the population figures is placed at 20,000. Half our expansion limit is expanded. Some diplomats are sent to Athens hoping to establish an embassy there. Knowing of the population figures in Athens, the President is in panic and decided the economy should be focused on building fortifications and great walls to defend against foreign powers in the future. The Second National Project is sadly postponed indefinitely, all of the ships prepared for this project is transfered to trade uses. It is proposed in the Parliament that the Capital City, Tarisivn, should cooperate economically with Athenian ports, but while waiting for it to be voted the term of the Parliament runs out and a new Parliament takes over and studies the proposal all over again.
*Expansion limit is 50x so 50(2+2) means 200px. 100 px expanded.
*Athenian D: We accept Tartesian ambassadors. Also, Aias offers that after geting a land border, 1,000 men from Gibraltar could also guard Tartesia.
*Tartesian D: The Parliament decides this is a sensitive matter, and the problem would be resolved later, when we've got a land border. Also we request there should be an Athenian embassy in Tartesia.
Lithuanian empire: we increase our militarty to grade 3 after adding foreign knowledge in our force.
*Geats and Jutes of Sweden are not happy, conflict escalates to some fighting.
*Assyria conquers whole Israel, but Media uses the chance and starts war.
*Sarmatians move even further into Cimmeria.
*Norses, Geatland, Zealand, Anglia and Gotland create alliance called The Union.
*Anglia establishes colony in Britain, Zealand and Saxonia are not happy about that.
- 1. Scandinavia (you) owned Skania long enough to settle it, now it is in Sweden. Minority, no? 2. UNION in this case means alliance, I'll mention that. 3. Well, on the blank land, of course. 3.1 As far as they don't meet up, there is no big conflict.
*Regarding your post: Union in former Union territory is bad? Whuuut? Protests? Whuut? Diplomatic wars? Wh... Well you know. Colonies? How is that bad when Union itself had a colonies, and it's people live in former colony? Wars? Not really.
Tartesia: Lithuanian traders bring news of what is happening in the former Union territory: unions, protests, diplomatic wars, colonies, wars. For us, it seems like drama, and everybody agrees that the new "Union" will just fall one day like the old union. The people are very happy about the harmony and peace that this new small republic brings them. People agrees also that the strength of a nation lies in democracy, prosperity and stability instead of size and armed forces. Thinking that we've arrive at the correct solution, everybody's mind seems to be happy and the President announces that the Second National Project will never be resumed. We try to balance between Lithuania and Athens so not to rely too much on one country. It is requested that in addition to the 1000 men Tartesian menforce, Lithuania and Athens should each contribute 1000 men to protect Tartesia, so to balance between the influences. Due to the fact that the nation is barred constitutionally to establish any relations with Britain and Lusitania, and that at least 4 provinces (Jutland, Zealand, Scania and East Gotland) have declared they will not vote to repeal Amendment Three, but we want to secure trade northwards with Lithuania by having good reputations in Britain, we decided to ask Athens to help us gain that needed good reputation. In continuing democratic parliamentary elections, two more political parties are formed: the Conservative Party and the Social Party. The former primarily wants an universal curriculum for 12-year education for children, while the latter primarily wants better trust between people. We've got 5 edps.
Athenian D: Tartesian traders and diplomats are free to use Athenian routes, markets and outposts without any special permission.
Athens: Aias dies. Achylles Aias becomes a new king. His most important goal, as he states, expansion closer to mainland and creation of functional territorial administration system. First reform to split lands into three groups, mainland provinces, colonies and special territories was successful. Soon, full scale changes may be implemented but for now, the king expands in Italia to acomplish Plan of Athenian superiority there. Karalis in Sardinia and Neapolis in Italia are established. For the first time, 5 most important cities get autonomy (like magdeburg right), these are Athens, Thebes, Corinthos, Sparta and Helesphontes. Ambassador sent to Tartesos. 1,000 men from Gibraltar and oversea navy now also starts guarding Tartesia and it's coasts.Lithuanian empire: Continue to trade and modernize our forces with Mediterranean tactics. Trade continue with everyone. I will try to make a more deep post next turn.
*After war in Israel, Assyria was unable to defend itself against Media and colapsed. Egypt and Babylon also claimed some lands.
*Conflict in Sweden is settled by giving away ethnic territories of geats to Gotland and Geatland, as well as giving coastal jutish settlements to Zealand.
*As Sarmatians settled their homeland, all the remaining cimmerians live in Taurus.
*Gaulia and Germania defeat Frisians and re-gain some land.
Athens: Aeschylles organises another census, to know how fast population is growing. In the end, Demos reports total of 1,250,000 people. As most of them were just not involved in the previous one, or live in athens after expansion, the pop. growth rate remains unknown.
The second stage of territorial reforms is almost up. As there is no need for two of five secretaries, whole secretoriate is disbanded. Instead, ministers of economy, war and society are assigned. All of the colonial lands are divided to 10 territories, with their own regional capital cities: Taurus (Sevastopol), Cyrenaica (Cyre), Tripolitania (Tripolis), Magna Grecia (Neapolis), Meza Grecia (Syracuse), Sardinia (Karalis), Monaikos (Monaco), Iberia (Hispania), Aparctias Hesperia (Gibraltar), Notos Hesperia (Tangier). To rule them, elections are held and all of the elected candidates are aproved by Aeschylles in official ceremony.
Also, 4 special territories are created: Thracian protectorate (puppet state), Greek Epirus, Greek Macedonia, and Greek outpost in Cimmeria. All of them are temporary, until official status will be clear. These territories are ruled by assigned Athenian deputies.
Demos is now officialy known as Athenian parlament. To keep close cooperation between all administrational branches, the meeting in Athens is organised every year gathering the elite of Athens. Presence of a king, ministers, parlament, governors, deputies and ambassadors is a must. Everyone are prepared for the third stage of reforms.
Major expansion in mainland and a minor one to finaly get land border with Tartesia.
Rome: Military and navy are built up and Italia begins to be vassalized, Expansionist politics begin to take place and expand into cisalpine gaul. This politics also begin to create a strong navy in the western mediterraneum in order to start an effort to establish a italian unified government. Athens is ask to aid in order to establish the nation. another small colony is made in northern africa near carthage western borders. (economy reaches level 4)
Sine, recently Athens, Carthage and Rome formed Mediterranean alliance, would you like to keep Rome in it or will Rome leave it?
Tartesia: The most recent expansion forms the Federal Territory of the North. This territory is expanded by 100 px again this turn. Now we've got 6 edps. Again, Lithuania is asked for 1,000 men to help protect the nation. After coins were issued, the first banks were formed by the people (not the state) that lend money to people that wants to expand their businesses. The Ministers are, for the first time, required to be present at Parliamentary meetings and explain about laws, amendments and other documents that would be presented in these meetings. For the first time, a higher House of Lords is created, with the old parliament forming the House of Commons. The House of Lords comprises of the President, the nine Governors, the nine Heads of the People's Councils, the Mayor of the Federal Capital of Tarisivn and the Deputy of the Northern Territory. Also, the ambassadors of Athens and Lithuania are also requested to join Parliamentary sessions.The Government is reformed. It is now lead by the Prime Minister appointed by a majority party/coalition and consist of the minister of the following ministries:
#Education and Healthcare
#Lithuanian and Athenian Affairs
#Armed Forces (i.e. Military and Police)
#Agriculture and Fisheries
#Science and Technology
#Currency, Trade and Finance (the management of banks)
#Justice (court affairs)
#Culture and Ethnicity (preserving the culture)
#Employment and Labour Conditions
#Housing, Residence and Census
#Rural and Urban Development, Transport and Pollutants Treatment
#Religion and Post-Union Affairs (the watch on events previously in Union territory)
*Duchy of Podolia, Ruthenia, Galicia and Lusitania expand.
*Republic of Italia colapses under the pressure of Rome.
*Sorbs start raiding Epiro-Macedonia.
*Bulgars move to south, Kimera Horde starts raiding Scythian tribes to gain control over the situation.
Lithuanian empire: With the Greek and other influence coming in, the now almost powerless Parliement start to ask for reform to gain more authority. The former division among the family reappear after that the king is accused of being more favorable to one or another, they threaten to stop paying impots. Under pressure, the king agree to reform the parliement by abolishing it and creating an other one. The second Lithuanian parliement have the task to take care of the development of the country, it have thirty members, fifteen for Lithuania and fifteen for Latgalia. We expand 300 px north in Lyvia and continue to pressure the elite of Lyvia into a full union where Lyvia will get fifteen members. Lithuania finally establish family name with the clan named being used.
*Athenian D: Achylles Aias doesn't want to influence Lithuanian interior affairs too much, but he advices Lithuanian king to take away all powers that families have, because division inside is a bad bedrock for an empire. Secretly he tells that 10,000 Athenian men can be in Lithuanian kings disposition anytime, with full support and supplies from Athens, just in case.
*Lithuanian D: The king thank the Achylles Aias for the advice and will consider it when time will be good to remove their power.
*Tartesian D: Lithuania, we need 1000 troops from you.
*Lithuanian D: We already garantee your protection and we send 1000 men, we are also ready to furnish you with materials at a cheap price to build a small wall if you wish.
Athens: The king avoids any questions about Sorbs and Epiro-Macedonia, as for now only Olofaridian troops were attacked, he wants to wait, secretly preparing plans. To stabilise situation in Cimmeria, he sends supplies and some gold to both Cimmeriands and Kimera Horde, hoping that they will hold off for now. The third reform is postponed. Achylles Aias sees a chance in Italia. 20px expansion to connect Neapolis to Magna Grecia. Major expansion in mainland. (730 px). 3,000 men army from Syracuse and Monaikos gathers in Neapolis. Both, oversea and local navies also arive there. Mainland greek army is moved to north. It is a serious dilema, to crush the tribes that are threatening Athenian influence or to strenghten allies. He decides to wait and see if Roman king will do something.
Rome: Continues to expand north wards and influence the italics. assures it alliance with athens.
*Athenian D: As there is no more Italian Republic, we think Rome should annex these lands, our armies are ready to help.
Tartesia: Now with a border with Athens, Tartesia asks Athens to build a Great Wall along the border, as to be sure that neither side would attack the other side. 100 px expansion. 1 more edp, 7 edps, Economy notch 3. Military is also upgraded to notch 3. The Tartesian ambassador in Athens sent a message back to home about the situation in Epiro-Macedonia, and the 1000 Athenian men is told they can come home if they want, but they must come back in 7 years without missing a single men. Finally, the Ministry of Athenian and Lithuanian Affairs is split into two Ministries: Ministry of Military Cooperation and Ministry of Diplomatic Relations. (Tartesia becomes a city state)
"Those 1,000 men are garrison of North Gibraltar patroling your territory, so they are under Athenian command."
Athenian D: The King refuses to spend money to fortificate in the west when the main threat is in the east and mainland. Athens don't mind a wall from your side tho.
*After massive migration Bulgars finaly reach the Black Sea, their former territories in the north are retaken by slavs.
*Sorbia gets itself in a conflict against Podolia, Dormatia and Olofaridia, wining only against the last one and losing some territories to the first two mentioned countries.
- All Iberian tribes mix creating one unique regional culture.
*Babylon expands, tension grows between Egypt and Media. Kush colapses.
'Athens:' Greek Epirus is merged to mainland. 1,500px expansion in mainland to reach Greek Macedonia. In order to know what is happening around the continent, parliament sends diplomats and ambassadors to distant countries such as Media, Parthia, Egypt, Ruthenia, Helvetia, Ulster, Britania, Geatland, Sweden, Estland and Finland. It is expected to get and examine maps of these places.
More academies and Asklepias opened. All important cities continue growing, funding is increased. Fishing and farming are encouraged, so Athens could sustain even more people without importing food.The king recomends to stop using foreign banks due to unclear manipulations regarding Athenian citizens and possibly bad intentions.
As Achylles sees Rome being kind of busy, he decides to do everything on his own. With aprovement of the parliament and his administration, he launches campaign in Italia.18,000 men invade former Italian Republic. [Athenian victory] Invasion on Sarmatia could be also launched soon if Kimera will fail to reach Athenian outpost.
*Success of diplomatic missions (random.org): Mission was successful in Media, Finland, Egypt and Ruthenia.
Tartesia: A Great Wall starts to be built on the border. 150 px expanded, now we've got 8 edps. The Ministry of Military Cooperation is incorporated into the Ministry of the Armed Forces. The Parliament is even considering to split the nation into two and each parts going to one ally, as it is too risky to live in this small nation and people are leaving the country to settle abroad in Athens, Lusitania and Galicia mostly. Amendment Six repeals Amendment Three and replaces this amendment with:
"The Republic and its citizens and residents cannot establish trade or diplomacy with any country legally successor of any member of the former Baltic Federation, Cimbria, any state formed by Frisians, Geats, Norses and Swedes, or any state that was formed in the former Union mainland territory." This effectively means trade and diplomacy cannot be established with Geatland, Sweden, Zealand, Gotland, Finland, Estland, Lyvia, Semba, Cimbria, Saxonia or Frisia.
After the amendment, the government seeks diplomatic relationship with far-flung countries such as Britain, Aquitania, Ruthenia, Venetia, Gaulia, Lusitania, Galicia, Helvetia, Rome, Carthage, Helvetia, Germania, Liburne, Dalmatia, Olofaridia, Dormatia, Sorbia, Podolia, Bulgaria and Kimera Horde. As diplomats were sent, we learn about the conflicts in the regions.
The banking industry blossom, and the banks start to have foreign customers, mostly Athenian and Lithuanian. However, the banks aren't too optimistic about these customers, because often they don't repay their loans. The Government urges the King of Athens to grant its citizens identification papers and start monitoring the residence of Athenians to locate their house so the banks in Tartesia can take the houses if those people can't repay loans. These measures were carried out in Tartesia: people start to have ID papers, and they need collateral to borrow from banks. Therefore, the Government start to issue Land Owner Recognition and House Owner Recognition documents that will be held by banks when the borrowing took place.
- Athenian D: As our people have identification since the first census, we can't do anything more. Anyone that doesn't have their "id" is not a real citizen, and so should not be associated with our kingdom in any way.
*Tartesian D: In such a case, the Tartesian government would like the King of Athens to help seize collaterals from Athenians who borrowed and didn't repay the loan even after it is due. If this is not legal, we'd like the Athenian government to pay up the loans of Athenian citizens.
*Athenian D: Aeschylles refuses to cooperate with Tartesian banks because of the following reasons:
- The banks are private business in foreign country, and so they have nothing to do with Athens or it's administration.
#Banks should manage their money on their own, thinking ahead of the events and taking their risk.
#The only formal thing in Athens which can be used as an evidence of debt is "debt note" that is given to the people/organisation lending money/property.
As we consider this problem being not political nor inter-governmental, we refuse to dicuss it any further.
*Tartesian Banking Federation: The Banks decide to control their own fate, because they think they cannot rely on their government anymore. Every foreign customer have to hand over the full control of his collateral before he could be lent, and that the bank reserves the right to sell the collateral at anytime after the loan becomes due and the customer have not repaid this. This process is not applied to domestic customers. Because banks cannot legally have arms, the Tartesian Royal Police is in charge of guarding these foreign collaterals. The Parliament approves this motion. The banks decide to collectively write off these unrepayable loans down as cost, and some banks unilaterally declare they will not lend to foreign customers.
*Bulgars establish Bulgaria.
*Conflict between Cimbria and Semba sparkles when King of Semba decides to re-launch expansion to Slavia.
*Galicia expands and reaches Aquitania.
*D mt kingdom also called Aksum Empire discovered by Athens after agreement with Egypt.
Tartesia: Carefully disguised agents of the Ministry of Religion and Post-Union Affairs bring back news of more war in the Baltic. (What war?) Some of the people start to learn of Levant cotton from the Arabian people, and the population learn to make cotton clothes. People also learnt of ceramic potterries and learn how to make it.
Lithuanian empire: We continue to pressure the Lyvian into a union and expand 350px north. A important family is accused of treason after trying to assassinate the king, all their power are taken. To prevent this happening again, the other family are force to swear loyalty to the crowd and are reduced to simple wealthy family, most of their power being remove. We tell the Tartesian bank that we have enough people who are later pay their tax in some region to bother about what happen in Tartesia monetary system. To counter this proble, we start to establish official roads to help the collect of tax and our traders. We recruit 3000 soldiers to follows the population grows.
*Tartesian D: First, we didn't ask you anything about the banking system. But we WANT 1000 soldiers from YOU to help guard our country, and we want a trade outpost too.
*1. I think he's replying to your previous turn. 2. You already have the men (680BC)
*Lithuanian D: We already send the troops and propose to give you some the material need for your defensive wall.
Athens: Aeschylles Aias dies and is succeeded by Aigle. While she is waiting for Romans to do something, Italian campaign is stoped and 750px expanded to make sure all supply lines are safe. Helenistic culture is strongly encouraged in Thrace, preparing it for "reunion". Diplomatic missions continue in all the countries they were started. Lydia is asked to provide maps of Capadocian Peninsula (Asia Minor).
Diplomats along with settlers are sent to Iberia and Tripolitania. This is done to influence local tribes to create their states. Settlers go there to have greek minority so country would be more likely friendly regarding Athens. Also, Aigle is planing to unite all "superior cultures" into alliance. From Athenian perspective it should include Mediterranean alliance, Phoenicia, Media (and civilised Iranian tribes), possibly Tartesos, Lithuania (and balts), Zealand or Saxonia and Anglia if it colonises Britain.==650 B.C.==
*Anglia expands even deeper into britania and establishes friendly relations with Union of Britania. Zealand partialy mobilises.
*Alliance of Media and Parthia falls apart because of both rulers being imperialists.
*Egypt and Media mobilise, Phoenicia, fearing the invasion from either sides starts fortificating.
*Numidian culture forms in Africa under greek influence.
Tartesia: Establish friendly relationship with Mediterranean members Carthage and Rome. However, because Amendment Six have decided that we cannot establish any trade or relations with Anglia/Zealand/Saxonia, and that both the public and the provinces are not willing to ratify anything that repeals Amendment Six, the country decides to expand 150 px more and stop. The Great Wall is extended to all of the border and the coast, and that there are only three gates on the coast and nine gates on the borders. Amendment Seven is ratified, therefore making Amendment Six immune to anyway of repeallance, and that Amendment Seven itself also similarly immune. (no referendum, parliament vote, provincial decision, advisors/presidents/governors etc. can repeal these two amendments.) Rumours are spread that the Lithuanian and Athenian armies will be expelled if these countries enter alliance with Anglia/Saxonia/Zealand, and the Parliament affirms its position as such. To talke over the situation when the foreign armies withdraw, we increase our army from 1,000 to 4,000, the police force from 250 to 500, a marine-navy force created at 100. The population increase to 35,000.
*Athenian D: As we clearly see some Tartesian politics trying to influence our choice of allies, we withdraw our forces and navies from there refusing any posibility of military and political cooperation in the future, economical cooperation is still acceptable tho.
*Tartesian D: Because the Athenian government refuse political cooperation also, the ambassador of Tartesia in Athens is withdrawn. However, because we don't have control over the ambassador of Athens in Tartesia, he's still there, but he can't get involved in official Tartesian meetings.
*Athenian D: We withdraw our ambassador. Regular diplomats however are not disbanded.
Athens: Aigle continues campaign of Italy and expands 1,500px in mainland. Political missions are successful in Britain, Estland and Helvetica. More settlers are sent to Numidia. Oficialy, Athens send supplies and gold to Numidian ruler to establish democracy and expand culture.
The third stage of teritorial reforms starts. Provinces are now official, and all together they make up "mainland". As of now Kingdom is divided into 10 provinces: Attica (Athens), Central Kingdom (Thebes), Mezos (Corinthos), Peloponnese (Sparta), Thesaly and Macedon (Vergina), Epirus and Ionia (no capital), Thracia (West Vosporos), Capadocia (East Helesphontes), Crete (Iraklion) and Cyprus (Kipres). Every province gets 2 representatives in the Council Meeting and it's structure is now clear.
Higher grade government:
*King gets 5 votes, main strategos gets 4 votes, 3 secretaries get 3 votes each.
*Provincial governators get 20 votes, 2 per representative.
*Colonial governators get 15 votes, 1.5 per representative.
Lower grade government:
*Parliament gets 500 votes, 1 per representative
*Provincial deputies get 100 votes, 10 per province, 1 per representative.
*Colonial deputies get 100 votes, 10 per colony, 1 per representative.
*Ambassadors get 50 votes, 1 per representative.
This way, parliament can make decisions by itself, having 500 votes of 800 total, nevertheless, other deputies are still well represented. Instead of creating political parties and groups, as it was in Demos, representatives create temporary groups that corespond to their views and opinions. Every citizen is free to come to General Council and discuss or propose their own ideas. As Aigle says, this is the peak of Democracy.
Laptop, should we close the game?
This is Laptop. Close the game if you'd want to. I'm making people join CoV.
To Laptop: Well, I have just enough time for these games, but is it interesting to play with like 1-2 more player(s)? For me it is ok, but I don't know about you and Rdv.
Lithuanian empire: Expand 300 px in Lyvia anf formally divides the adiministration in two regions administered by a representative of the king, Greater Lithuania and Livonia. The militray are now deeply influence by the hellenic culture who rule engagement. We try to spread our culture in North Slavia to influsence them trought cultural trade. Trade with the Meditteranean world increase. Two smerchant vessel are sunk, and Finland is secretly suspected, no actions are taken for the moments. Talk about reinforcing the border trade outposts are advanced by the second Lithuanian parliament. The families start to challenge the power of the king.==640 B.C.==
*Whole Europe suffers from unknown disease, due to intensive trade it spreads very fast and kills many people, luckily, advanced Tartesian, Athenian, Lithuanian and some other people have their cure and so disease is stoped. Many people died, population density drops to 20 people per pixel.
*Due to war and disease Scythians retreat closer to caucasus, Kimera Horde takes control over Cimmeria.
*Sorbs and Dalmatians start war against Olofaridia.
*Dania declares independence from Zealand.
Tartesia: Population is still at 25,000 due to the cure, and no infected people were killed unlike the usual measures to counter disease in other places. Due to the disease nobody can cross the Great Wall, so everybody inside the wall is saved from the tragedy. After having Great Walls, we also fortify everything there. The former Ministry of Military Cooperation, having been merged into the Ministry of the Armed Forces, is now merged again with the Ministry of Diplomatic Relations to form the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This Ministry have two divisions: Department of Lithuanian Affairs and Department of Atlantic and Mediterranean Affairs. A proposal of union is made to Galicia and Lusitania, mentioning the possibility of including Aquitania, Venetia and Ruthenia. The new union is called the Atlantic Union. Each country would be a state, except for Tartesia which would be a Territory with limited autonomy. We now have 11 edps, meaning economy grade 4, so we upgrade our military to grade 4.
*Both, Lusitania and Galicia would like to know if "Union" means complete loss of sovereignity or is it an alliance.
*Tartesia: It can be either, depending on Lusitanian and Galician opinion. Tartesia favours a complete union, with some powers devolved to the states, and the military and foreign affairs ministries merged so to improve the power of the 3 nations against other countries. The states may keep their own kings perhaps. If L and G agree to join a full union, it is requested the new country should be an ally of Lithuania. However, if Lusitania and Galicia wants just an alliance then it's OK, we'll just have an alliance.
*If Tartesia accepts, it will be full union with equal vote amount in the parliament, but with Iberian king, since Iberians would make up more than 2/3 of population. (So player would only control "some" of his country) Also, alliance can be formed, only merging military, economical to the certain degree and foreign affairs, avoiding interior politics, administration and other things.
*In Tartesian view, the full union will handle the military and foreign affairs, and external trade of course. Tartesia agrees to allow the Union to ally with Athens if it wants, but it is hoped that there wouldn't be a federal hereditary king, but a political, democratic president elected by the people. The Kings of Galicia and Lusitania, and to a lesser extent the Tartesian President would be engaged in monthly meetings, and the three together may veto any federal parliament decisions. Things about internal affairs will be handled by states, but NOT interstate matters.
*Lusitania and Galicia agree, Union is formed. (I will post events of the union council every turn, like for the normal player)
*Tartesia: We are not abolishing our Great Walls and Fortifications, we want to retain our 5000 men due to Tartesia's large distance to Lusitania, and we will also reserve our right to secede at anytime. (I mean the federal military cannot approach here immediately to defend us, so we need men here, and in fact politically and economically Tartesia is far different from the rest - being a democratic republic and not a kingdom, and being a grade 4 economy gained from trade and fishing primarily in contrast to a probably much less developed economy in the other two states)
*Shouldn't it be fair for ME to control the Union? I mean, you controlling Athens and the new union at the same time would be ridiculous. As Tartesia now hands over control of its foreign affairs and military to the Union Council and Union President, we would feel depressed. (and I would have nothing to post). If the new union will be ruled by somebody that rules Athens, we will reverse our decision and take off all of our proposals, thereby keeping our independence, relations with Lithuania and tensions with Athens. Regards, Laptop Zombie 14:01, February 22, 2014 (UTC)
*Well, I don't think you should control Union affairs either, because as I mentioned, two other states have majority. Regarding Athens, there will be nothing except trade, and as you control your interior affairs, you still can veto any Athenian diplomats in Tartesia.
Athens: Aigle dies along with her husband and most of the royal family. Her son Aesaias that should have succeeded Athenian throne also gets sick. The only healthy son is Ares Aiglius the second, that comes from his residence in Iberia to rule the kingdom instead of his older brother. Formaly, Athens have two kings for the first time.
The new king anounces that at the time of his reign there will be no reforms, because state system is as good as it can be. All the funds go to support people who lost their families. It is estimated that 1/3 of Athenian population, or at least 400,000 people died. To know exact numbers census will be organised. All colonial garrisons are reduced to 500 per colony. Seeing very poor situation with overcoming the disease, Ares The Second sends his mainland army and the best doctors. In the Council Meeting he states Thracian Protectorate is joining the Athenian Kingdom with the approval of greek majority living there.
Council also decided that there will be no expansion until everything stabilises. Diplomats from Galicia and Lusitania report the new union was signed between three countries. Ares II proposes to call thia union (for the greeks of course) PortuGalia after the Galic capital city. King sends ambassador to negotiate close cooperation.
*Some Iberian states begin to form under the influence of Tartesia, Lusitania, Galia and other nations
*Olofaridia manages to repel numerous Sorbian attacks, but war continues.
*Conflict between Anglia and Union of Britain starts, due to failed negotiations with Celts of Britania, Angles mobilise and quickly begin maneuvres.
*Saxons invade Frysia.
Galicia & Lusitania: The first thing discussed in the council meeting was closer cooperation. It is proposed to use expansion capacity of whole union to create a protectorate between Lusitania and Tartesia. <Player opinion> The second thing was defining unions politics, Galicia refuses to cooperate with Aquitania, Lusitania has no disputes. <Tartesia> Also, expansion and military were discussed, but for now, the priority goes to the things that were mentioned before.
Tartesia: Unlike the other two states, Tartesia proposes that the Atlantic Union should focus on taking advantage of the conflict between Britain and Anglia. With the Union's permission, Tartesia will send diplomats to Britain and encourage Britain to go to war with Anglia. The plan is that the Atlantic Union would then help Britain defeat Anglia, and Anglia would be defeated facing a not happy at all Dania and Jutland, and then the two Unions would form a full alliance (Union - Union Alliance) as the Britannic Union would think that the Atlantic Union is a powerful ally. Furthermore, Tartesia also advances the idea that Lithuania would also joining this alliance, making it the Lithuanian - Britain - Atlantic axis of power. To improve this alliance even further, Tartesia drops its objection of diplomatic relationships with Athens and wishes to rebuild relations between Tartesia and Athens, and between Atlantia and Athens in general. For now, the Atlantic Union remains something like the EU, with very limited powers devolved by the members to the federal institutions, but sovereignty remains with the members and the foreign affairs and militaries still remain within the members until at least 610 B.C., so to ensure that everything runs smooth afterwards. There would be federal obligations that states have to comply with. Tartesia reannounces that each member retains its right to unilaterally secede, but after secession it must follow all of the agreements and alliances of the former union. It is agreed with Galicia that politics and trade with Aquitania will be frozen for sometime. It is hoped democratization can take place gradually in the other two states (although this isn't obligatory), capital punishment can be outlawed soon in the other two states, and there would be censuses to get through the population figures, and give citizens some identification papers so we can declare ability to vote in federal elections of the people. All Tartesians think that there are a lot to do before union can take place, and we ourselves are very happy that union would be delayed to 610 BC.
*Lusitania thinks that Union should control and expand it's main areas first. Joint Lusitanian-Galician armies expand 800px to the south of Lusitania creating a puppet "Iberian Republic"
*There's nothing wrong about me controlling the whole union. By 610 BC, it would become just ONE sovereign state (like the US) so wouldn't it be proper for just ONE player to control it? Regards, Laptop Zombie 08:07, February 23, 2014 (UTC)
*Well, if you are ready to rule according to the Iberian interests (like keeping monarchy and expanding) then yes, you can and shall rule the Atlantia.
Lithuanian empire: The disease is contain but many thousand Lithuanian still die as refugee hoping to find a cure flood the border in several location and infect many citizens in small villages. The Lyvian population and society being hit by the plague (I assume but if I am wrong correct me), we invite the leaders of Lyvia to merge with the Lithuanian empire to prevent more suffering and any other such catastrophe. 3000 soldiers at the frontiers die from disease or because of the disorder. We expand 50px in Lyvia with cure just in case we found infect people. The king order a census to be made and the estimation of the population come around 320,000 people. If you continue the game, I will continue.
*As Lyvian community suffered many deaths, including the king and noble families, southeast Lyvia agrees to join Lithuanian Empire. The rest form Kurland.
'Athens: 'Census reveals that total population of Athens is now 1,100,000 people. So excluding Thrace, there were about 370,000 disease victims. As situation is not all that bad, King orders expansion in mainland. It is planned to complete "plan of Athenian Superiority" in mainland until 600BC. Diplomatic missions in Lydia and Scandinavian states are successful at last, and ambassadors bring maps of these places.
*Bulgaria expands to Thraco-Pannonian Dacia and is now know as Bulgarian Empire.
*Dalmatia and Sorbia finaly manage to overcome Olofaridian resistance. Sorbs also claim Macedonia belongs to them.
*Saxonia stops near the borders of Frysia and as both sides are equaly strong, truce is signed.
*"The Union" send their forces to help Anglia in Britain. Land armies storm on main front while Norse navy hits the coast. Union of Britain is forced to sign truce and give up some lands. (Anglish colonies and Union of Britain are revealed)
Galicia & Lusitania: Censuses were organised and revealed a total of 90,000 people in Lusitania, 130,000 in Galicia and 16,000 in Iberian Republic. Due to successful operation before, Iberian Republic is expanded once again. Galicia finaly sends diplomats to Aquitania. With the majority of votes (at least 2/3) official economical relations established with Athens, Rome, Carthage, Venetia, Galia, Frysia and Saxonia. Tartesia has a final vote on relations with Aquitania, Ruthenia, Swedish Union and Lithuania. Lusitania veto's Tartesian offer to go to war with Anglia as there is no clear reasons.
Tartesia: Establish friendly relationship with Egypt, Aquitania, Ruthenia and Britain. It is hoped an alliance could be signed with Britain, with Galician support, as Lusitania is clearly not supporting. About Aquitania and Ruthenia we favour that Atlantia exchange embassies, about Lithuania we strongly supports a military alliance, and about Swedish Union we are strongly against diplomatic relations and will veto any Swedish representation in Tartesian lands. Many things are shipped to Britain to celebrate the establishment of diplomacy between two former colonies of Scandinavia (or at least partially) and to recover Britain from the war. The five main political parties (Neutral, Traditional, Strength and Unity, Conservative, Social) are all looking forward to establish associate political "sister" parties in Galicia and Lusitania to help in federal elections, and there would be alliances between similar minded parties across the three states. The parliament declares neutrality to the establishment of the Republic of Ilberia, saying at least it spreads democracy. The Neutrals, the PSU and the Social Parties are supporting union, but the other two are actually supporting secession and denial of union. The population increases to 45,000, and the military is now 6,000 plus 1,000 Lithuanian soldiers. The governing Traditional Party is looking forward to a term in the union agreement that states the union cannot establish diplomatic relations with a foreign nation unless all three states agree, so Tartesia may be able to veto decisions on relations with Dania, Jutland, Athens, Sweden, Finland, Esthland, Lyvia, Semba, Saxonia, Frisia, Geatland, Norseland and Gotland. Fortifications along border is complete and everybody is happy. One more amendment is added to the constitution: "If Tartesia participates in a Federation as a non-sovereign state, it must be able to retain its right to secede when a decision by the federal government, also considered a Tartesian institution, violates the Tartesian Constitution, and that the federation cannot be able to amend, or propose an amendment to the Tartesian constitution." This amendment is unrepeallable by any means.
*Due to numerous requests, ambitions and veto's compared with small contribution and military potential, both kings are not so sure if union with Tartesia is a good idea. Both countries intensively discuss possibility of ethnic Iberian Union instead.
*Tartesia: Withdraw intentions on joining the Union through referendum. Army is secretly told to be prepared because there might be a surprise attack. Player obviously will only control Tartesia permanently. The government and parliament are praised by the people for their decision to postpone union to 610 BC. Life returns to normal, pre-union-plan era, and the parties stop their plans of forming foreignassociate parties.
Athens: The king orders major expansion in mainland and small expansion in Italia. At last, all mainland greeks are united. As there is no more Olofaridia, Epyro-Macedonia is only guarded by Athens. Sorbs are called to negotiations regarding "who gets what". It is decided that Athens get Epirus and central part, Sorbs will get Macedonia and both countries sign agreement to ensure peace for at least 100 years. A rebel Iberian nationalists organise guerrilla in Hesperia, general Barca of Carthage is paid to defend capital of the colony and he dies leading 1,500 men against few thousand guerrillas, but his troops manage to defend the city and capture resistance leaders. To honor him, the city is renamed to Barcelona.
It turns out that the national gold reserve wasn't used for more that a hundred years so Ares II uses 1/4 of it, or 20 millions drachmas, to improve infrastructure in the whole kingdom. It is called the biggest investment in history, but that should certainly increase overal income and wealth, paying off in the long run.
Garrisons all over Athens are increased to 1,000 men again. Mainland army expanded to 10,000 men, so are both navies.
Lithuanian empire: The new territory are integrated in the territory of Lyvia and the cure start to be distributed to prepare the population for any major plague. We garantee Tartesia that any attack on its territory shall result in a Lituanian intervention. The population grow and allow the military force to return at 35000. Kurland and Estland are offer an alliance. The king abdicate as he fell terrbly sick and the heir take the throne. Partially hellenize, the new king order the major cities to be surround by wall.
*Galicia, Lusitania and Iberian republic unite into Kingdom of Portugalia.
*Germanian clans can't hold everything up anymore and state splits into numerous tribal clans.
*After a long and intense diplomatic war, Egypt declares war on Media. Assyrian rebels rise near the borders.
*Ulster is suffering due to celts that raid their state.
Athens: Major expansions are ordered in Italia and Taurus to incorporate remaining south Italic and Cimmerian tribes. Both navies are sent to take the remains of former Italian Republic. Sorbs are asked to cancel their alliance with Dalmatia. As it would be far better for Athens if Tartesia ruled Portugal, Ares The Second travels to Gibraltar and calls Tartesian president to negotiate "Mutual Protection Pact". (If you are interested, respond with diplomacy)
Economy is improving faster than it ever did before. Despite the fact that results are not instant, king is happy that he decided to spend some unused gold. In politics everything remains the same, elite calls it The begining of idle era of Athens.
*Tartesia: Under mutual interest, Tartesia re-establish diplomatic relations with Athens and even establish official military alliance. As Athens offer a pact of mutual protection, Tartesia is happy to be secretly backed by a powerful Athenian army to negotiate to join Portugalia. With a powerful military backing, we ask Portugalia to let us join and rule, or Athens would invade. Tartesia don't mind Athens ruling Portugalia though, as we have 6,000 men and fortification (would be completed this turn) and great wall to defend if Portuguese army leave Portugalia and invade Tartesia.
*Estland and Kurland, both accept alliance.
*Rdv, you can expand at least 500 every turn, or 1500 every two turns.
Tartesia: Complete fortifications. It turns out that we are importing too much and the reserves is lowering (but far from empty) we start to take care of our own crops (wheat). The PSU and the Conservatives, blaming the Traditionals for the creation of a powerful force that may interfere with Tartesian interest, win the election. They then signs an agreement with Athens to gain control over the region, albeit being a close ally with Athens (like US-UK) but the Neutrals and Traditionals are thinking of it like vassalizing ourselves and make us a vassal of Athens. In the end, referendum decides to cooperate AS CLOSELY AS POSSIBLE with Athens.
*Athenian D:We are glad to have reliable ally in the region, and signed "Mutual Protection Pact". Ares II goes to Tartesian president and reveals his plans regarding Portugalia, according to him, whole western Iberia would be ruled de jure by Union of Portgalia. To avoid resistance, Athens think Tartesia should settle all territories between it's borders and Portugalia with at least 10'000 people. 3'000 more would temporarily come from Athens to help Tartesians spread civilisisation. Whole operation will be funded from Athenian reserve.
*Sweden declares war on Finland due to some border conflicts.
*Grand Duchy of Iberia forms under the influence of Athens.
*State of Nubia and Empire of Mauretania forms under the influence of Athens.
*After colapse of Germania, Frysians start raiding separated tribes.
*Portugalia doesn't know anything about Tartesian plans so they agree to accept it into the union.
Tartesia: One more edp. We've got 15, so economy 5 and military 5. With population at 60,000 (a little crowded, you know, we don't expand and people are just being born) three gates are opened and 15,000 people rush out of the country to settle the area between Tartesia and Portugalia. This means that 1000 px is expanded, almost the same area as previous Tartesia. The previous Great Wall is still not destroyed, because when needed people will retreat inside. The military is increased to 7,500. The Traditionals regain control with the Neutrals' support. With Germania broking off, Tartesians are worried that Frysians may become too strong. We are closely watching the war between Sweden and Finland. The government order secret agents to build a master plan to break any solidarity between the Northern World (in Tartesian view) Countries: Norseland, Geatland, Sweden, Finland, Esthland, Semba, Saxonia and Frysia. (Kurland isn't cared, Lithuania is integrating it), breaking stability to eventually return our influence in the Northern World. To do this a very close military alliance is established with Britain. All this Northern World affairs is told to Athens, if Athens veto we will delay it for a few decades.
* Athenian D: It's Tartesian interior affairs and ambitions so we will not try to influence your decisions somehow, but as we think "North" is in Lithuanian sphere of influence, we will not participate in any diplomatic nor military operations.
Athens: Ares The Second dies and is succeeded by Alexander Ares. He introduces one change, royal family name will now be Zeusopolu, which means son of Zeus. Other than that, idle era continues. Expansion of 750px is ordered in the province of Syracuse. The king anounces that situation in Portugalia is not stable due to Tartesian minorities, and 15,000 men are sent near "former" Tartesian just in case. If anything bad happens, Athens are ready to respond and give minorities "some support" that they deserve. Both navies are finaly actualy sent to Italia to take it. Battle of Italia