Hello everyone! As my first post on this great forum, I have decided to start an AAR on Bohemia. It's no suprise that there are only two incomplete aar's on this fine country. A revolter of Austria, surronded by hostile German states eager to snatch it's land, Bohemia is in a precarious postion. I enjoy challenges though, so prepare for a wild ride full of danger and suspense. Well, maybe haha.
here's some ground rules I've set up for myself:
I'm using the latest version of VIP .04b
the only cheat that I used was neville so that I could use America to release Bohemia. This is so it fits in with my story.
I modded the liberal party to have full citizenship and added the german cultures to fit in with the story.
I will sell techs for money, but never more then 10k for 2 techs.
I will not take any chinese provinces.
1. be number one in industry
2. be a world power, dare i say, the world power
3. and one additional goal which I will not mention here. I don't want to spoil the plot.
Bohemia-Moravia: Industrial Powerhouse
Bohemia 1800?-In the town of České Budějovice, Pavel Kulick, a low level Clerk, lived in a quaint house with his young wife and children. Pavel became very succesful and moved the family to Prague. Five years after the move Pavel, his wife, and four of their five children were dead. The only surviving Kulick was Jan, the oldest of Pavel’s children. He disappeared 4 days after his last sibling died and nothing is known of his childhood.
America, 1824- Jan Kulick reappears as a prominent factory owner in Virginia. Jan was a brilliant administrator, and was gifted in manipulating or, as he called it, convincing people. He was so good at manipulating that those he controlled would believe that they were the ones in charge! He quickly rose in politics, and became a member of the House of Representatives in 1835. While there he developed a close friendship with James K. Polk. When Polk became president, Jan was at his side. While he never had an official position in the government, he played a major role in the administration. It was Jan Kulick who actually convinced the British to accept the American demands for "All of Oregon", bringing the boundaries of the United States up to the 54' Parallel. It was Jan Kulick, not Nicholas Trist, who engineered the "Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo". Jan's motivation for keeping such a low profile is not entirely clear, but this author believes it has something to do with his main goal.
1845- As revolt spread across Europe, Jan saw a chance for the freedom of the Czech people. He convinced Polk to support Bohemia in a revolt financially and by putting pressure on the Austrian government to make concessions. Polk granted Jan's request, but with two conditions. First, Jan had to go secretly, no one besides the American President and key members of the executive branch could know of the mission. Second, Jan had to raise most of the funds himself for the purchase of weapons and other supplies. Both conditions were acceptable to Jan and in the summer of '45 he headed to Europe to start his mission. By this point, Jan was in his forties and had considerable wealth and experience at getting what he desired. It was known that he controlled 5 major factories in Virginia and 3 in California. These holdings could easily put him in the ranks of the richest men in the world, but certainly there was not enough to wage a war against Austria. Jan would have to seek help from other wealthy individuals and countries, which is exactly what he did. The names of the men and countries that helped him are unkown.
In October of 1848 Jan began finalized the preperations for the revolt. On January 1st, 1849 Bohemia-Moravia declared independence and set up a Democratic government and a man named Damek Jezek was elected president. The Austrian response was.....