Sins of the Fathers
A Social History of the Rise and Fall of Papal Italy
"March at the head of the ideas of your century, and these ideas follow you and support you. March behind them and they drag you after them. March against them and they overthrow you." Napoleon III
One: An Age of Reaction (1815-'36)
Two: The Gregorian Reforms (1836-'45)
Three: Springtime of the Peoples (1845-'47)
Four: Beyond the Mountains (1847-'49)
Five: The Church Militant (1849-'51)
Six: Viva Pio Nono (1851-'59)
Seven: Our Poor Peninsula (1859-'63)
Eight: A Nation Once Again (1863-'64)
Nine: The Church Triumphant (1864-'67)
Supplement: The Austro-Prussian War
Ten: The Fourth Estate (1867-'70)
Eleven: Farce (1870-'75)
Twelve: Locomotives of History (1875-'76)
Thirteen: Rome or Death! (1876)
Fourteen: The Civil War in Italy (1876-'78)
Epilogue I: Austria-Hungary & The Catholic Church
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I've Been Canonized!
VictAARian Cross: Best Completed AAR for 2007
Well this is my third AAR and my first with Vicky. As the title suggests, the story is concerned with affairs on the Italian peninsula from 1836 to 1878. I've gleefully returned to the safe pastures of the history book and, as you can see from the above dates, I am working towards a definite end point. That should be reached in roughly twelve updates, one every Saturday.
The game was played on Normal/Aggressive with Revolutions and OHgamer's hotfixes. A number of custom made events will make an appearance but otherwise no mods were used in the making of this production.
Time for the usual disclaimer: I have probably made many, many historical errors in this AAR. If you spot one, or think that I've completely misinterpreted the history, then please speak up. This is particularly pertinent in this case as, despite the tone of the writing, I am no expert in this field. If I reference a book then there's a very good chance that I've never read it and am simply throwing it in for flavour.
With that out of the way we can proceed with the overly verbose introduction that covers history that you're all aware of anyway. Aside from upholding an AARland tradition, I feel that this is needed to introduce the tone of the author. I'll kick off the AAR proper in a few days with a look at the Papal States. I hope you enjoy.