Greetings fellow EU3 fanatics!
I'm starting an AAR of the Sultanate of Sulu, the only kingdom represented in EU3 that comes from the Philippines. I'm really surprise why Paradox did not add Sugbu (Magellan was killed there) and the Maynila Sultanate (present-day Manila, where Miguel Lopez de Legaspi built its colonial capital)
But I'll be making an AAR on the illustrious history of the Sultanate of Sulu. Here is a historical background, but later I'll be making some historical deviations along the way.
The Sultanate of Sulu is a Muslim state that ruled over much of the islands of the Sulu Sea, in the southern Philippines. The sultanate was founded in 1450, but other sources place the date earlier. Muslim historians believe that it had existed centuries earlier in the time of Raja Baguinda Ali.
At its peak, it stretched over the islands that bordered the western peninsula of Mindanao in the east, to the modern Malaysian state of Sabah (formerly North Borneo) in the west and south, and to Palawan in the north.
Currently the issue if who would be the legitimate Sultan of Sulu is disputed by several branches of the Royal Family. Although the line of succession falls on the Kiram branch of Royal family since 1823 up to the death of the last sovereign Sultan in 1936.
During the 1450s, Shari'ful Hashem Syed Abu Bakr, an Arab born in Johore, arrived in Sulu from Malacca. In 1457, he founded the Sultanate of Sulu; he then renamed himself "Paduka Maulana Mahasari Sharif Sultan Hashem Abu Bakr". "Paduka" is a local term for "Master". "Mahasari" for "His Majesty".
"Allahu akbar! The Sultan has arrived"