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    Wow I'm getting lots of updates up. Anyway, this one will be short too with little action being done during this term.

    Chapter 5. An Age of Stability




    The 1876 elections saw the Whig Party return to office with P.G.T. Beauregard as president. (OOC: The Democratic Party has been reduced to minor party status, the Whigs are now the only major party which seems a bit odd)

    Beauregard decided to maintain the policies of Longstreet, limiting the interference of the government in all aspects of the Confederacy, and effectively going hands off.

    One of Beauregard's major policies though was rapproachment with the US. Many large diplomatic initiatives led by the Confederacy built up relations with the US leading to an era of even more stability on the North American continent (OOC: Relations are about at +100).

    The Defensive Pact with Britain expired, and British diplomats rebuffed efforts to renew the treaty. Beauregard hoped that the warming of relations with the US would make the British alliance unneccesary.

    The Confederate Navy continued to expand materially and scientifically. 3 Monitors and an Ironclad battleship were built, with these ships being used to form an Asiatic Squadron.

    In other navy news, the Commander of the Pacific Fleet, Raphael Semmes, died. A state funeral was given, with Semmes major accomplishment of the Confederate Navy's tour of Asia being given special praise.



    Admiral Benson was appointed to head the new Asiatic Squadron, with hopes of this squadron being used as a way to secure Pacific territories for the Confederacy.

    Also under Beauregard, Congress's anti-war policies lightened up with the mobilization pool being increased. Notable anti-war demonstrations were held in Texas and Kentucky though, and the army remained a fairly contentious issue in the CSA.

    Beauregard's term ended in 1881, with the Whigs being reelected once again.

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    On my last save, I realized I had lost Great Power status! I barely know most of the more in depth and complex facets of this game, so if you guys could give me any advice on getting back to great power status, I would be very glad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Light CSA
    On my last save, I realized I had lost Great Power status! I barely know most of the more in depth and complex facets of this game, so if you guys could give me any advice on getting back to great power status, I would be very glad.
    Greetings, though I do not even own Vicky yet, I recommend you to read the "Vicky Wiki" or some of the older AARs (OHGamers "Power throught Production" is a very useful one for all matters economic; LM+'s ones of Bavaria, Germany, Mexico & Frankfurt am Main show how to win early wars; to name but only those few).
    But if you haven't yet, you really should go to "Vicky Wiki" and take a closer look at the different articles there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan deLane
    Greetings, though I do not even own Vicky yet, I recommend you to read the "Vicky Wiki" or some of the older AARs (OHGamers "Power throught Production" is a very useful one for all matters economic; LM+'s ones of Bavaria, Germany, Mexico & Frankfurt am Main show how to win early wars; to name but only those few).
    But if you haven't yet, you really should go to "Vicky Wiki" and take a closer look at the different articles there.

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    I have read through some of the articles there, it is a helpful resource, but I guess that my knowledge will expand regardless as I play more games of Vicky.

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    One thing I realized I HAD to do was pay very close attention to industry. For instance, in my game I really didn't do squat with it up until close to WW1 starting, because I didn't really know how to do much. My advice is to do as much industrial development as possible, even if I surpassed all the countries prestiege and military wise, the lack of a good industrial score killed me, and will kill you in the ratings. (which is one of the reasons I never got way up there in my scores.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volga
    One thing I realized I HAD to do was pay very close attention to industry. For instance, in my game I really didn't do squat with it up until close to WW1 starting, because I didn't really know how to do much. My advice is to do as much industrial development as possible, even if I surpassed all the countries prestiege and military wise, the lack of a good industrial score killed me, and will kill you in the ratings. (which is one of the reasons I never got way up there in my scores.)
    I will see what I can do about industry, but I really am not exactly sure what to do to get the capitalists to start building.

    Anyway, here's the next chapter:

    Ok, here's another fairly uneventful term, so this one will be on the shorter side.

    Chapter 6. Towards a Brighter South




    Even with strong Conservative showing in the pre-election polls, the Whigs once again won the election, with another war hero, Thomas Jackson, as president.

    Jackson's presidency saw a great rise in the Confederacy's diplomatic standing. Early into Jackson's term, he hosted a large European Diplomatic Conference in Richmond.



    Jackson arbitrated several inter-European disputes at the meeting, and with that came increase and relations and prestige. The conference ended with success and good news was reported across the European papers about Jackson's diplomacy.

    As the conference ended, Jackson left Richmond open for any other diplomatic conference that the Great Powers wanted. About a year later, this open invitation was taken. A second conference was held to the great delight of the Confederate government.



    With even greater prestige, Jackson decided to use this to jumpstart another series of diplomatic missions to the US. These culminated in an independent US mission visting Richmond and the rest of the CSA, a major breakthrough in US-CSA relations.

    The outward sense of stability belied the fact that tensions were rising in the west. Geronimo had been stirring up the Apaches for some time now, and this soon reached a breaking point.



    Almost immediatly as Geronimo openly proclaimed rebellion, Indian raiding parties hit Tuscon.

    Raid on Tuscon

    The citizens of Tuscon were waking up to a regular Sunday. There had been rumours of Indian revolt out in the country, but no one expected the war to come to Tuscon.

    The morning peace and quiet was suddenly broken with war cries breaking out all around the city. Battle ready Apache Indians swarmed into the town rifles being fired into the air. Buildings were set on fire and towns people slaughtered.

    Soon, the menfolk of the town began to fight back with whatever they had. Sporadic firing began from the windows of buildings, and the Apaches slowly lost troops. A few hours after the attack began, the Apaches dissappeared into the desert.

    The Army Reacts

    The local Confederate Army command quickly reacted to the emergence of the Apache revolt. 30,000 troops in Mexico quickly began marching north towards New Mexico with the hope of engaging and destroying Geronimo's force.



    Also, President Jackson gathered some 10,000 men and began to march his troops to Tuscon as well in case the present troops needed aid.

    A few weeks later, the Confederate forces from Mexico arrived. Skirmishing began across the province with Confederate patrols searching the territory for the main body of Geronimo's troops.



    A few times, large Apache detachments were caught and destroyed by Confederate troops, but Geronimo was not decisively defeated at any location. He was losing troops though, and everyone was aware that Geronimo had few troops to spare.

    A lucky break was received sometime into the campaign when an Apache deserter revealed the location of Geronimo's hideout. Confederate forces soon converged on the position and captured Geronimo. Without his leadership the rest of the rebellion collapsed, and the disturbances were over.

    Jackson's men arrived just in time to miss the fight, but their presence helped in the rebuilding of the province.

    With Geronimo defeated, the rest of Jackson's presidential term was fairly uneventful. His term was more successful than most of his other contemporary presidents, seeing large gains in the Confederacy's international standing. The Geronimo Revolt did highlight possible problems with the Indian minority, but Jackson's prompt crushing of the rebellion made sure that it did not spread.

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    The diplomatic conferences bode well for the Confederacy. Perhaps, you will be able to get one of the other great powers to intercede in the Civil War on your behalf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quintilian
    The diplomatic conferences bode well for the Confederacy. Perhaps, you will be able to get one of the other great powers to intercede in the Civil War on your behalf.
    Well hopefully there won't be another Civil War with the large diplomatic missions I have sent to the US with the goal of improving relations. I think I am at +114 relations right now with the US.

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    Oh! It seems that I have overlooked a rather important detail of your recent updates: you are at peace. I am a rather unobservant person!

    In any event, the story makes a lot more sense to me now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quintilian
    Oh! It seems that I have overlooked a rather important detail of your recent updates: you are at peace. I am a rather unobservant person!

    In any event, the story makes a lot more sense to me now.
    Yeah, I don't know how I could have held out for more than twenty years!

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    I don't see how you lost Great Power status. On your screenshot you are 2nd in prestige and industry and 4th in military. You should be somewhere around the 3rd place.
    And your industrial rating is (approx) 1700 and that around 1880, you really can't complain about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treppe
    I don't see how you lost Great Power status. On your screenshot you are 2nd in prestige and industry and 4th in military. You should be somewhere around the 3rd place.
    And your industrial rating is (approx) 1700 and that around 1880, you really can't complain about that.
    Those are the UK's rankings.

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    oh, oaky my fault. could you post a screenshot with your industry rating, rr levels etc.? So we can discuss here how you can get your idustry humming...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treppe
    oh, oaky my fault. could you post a screenshot with your industry rating, rr levels etc.? So we can discuss here how you can get your idustry humming...
    Ok, I'll see about getting that up later today.

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    Nice reading so far, keep it up.

    As for regaining great power status, the best way to unleash the true potential of Dixieland is to put socialists in power (by strike or tax manipulation), centralize industrial production to 2-3 states and integrate your african american citizens into your society through internal migration. As you earn more and more cash, enact more social reforms and watch the immigrants flow in.

    This strategy can result in over 80 million inhabitants and world leading in exports if executed right. Seeing as you are already some years into the game you probably cannot reach those numbers, but it should improve your situation anyway.
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    Quick shot of my rankings and industrial production:

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    Wow, that really looks tough.
    Some short proposals (though OH, Renss or some of the other "demi gods" ) might help you better.

    1. Reassign your craftsmen and clerks to the more profitable factories
    (lumber, fabric, glass => small arms, clothes, liquor and so)
    2. Close those Factories with 0 workers
    3. Convert farmers (ans perhaps clergymen) to craftsmen and clerks in states whith free working places at factories (sorry for my bad english)
    4. Build some "high-end" factories (luxury clothes, luxury furniture, machine parts) in case you can build factories.
    5. In case you can't build factories because of lassy fair (I bet you don't have this one beowulf ) you should try this: close down every factory with 0 workers, reassign the workers to get those needed factories full and close down the others, delete the closed factories and pray for your capitalists to build new ones.

    6. If you just want to boost your industrial rating expand your factories and your railroads. I guess you want the capis to expand your railroad network so, set their taxation to null (or minimum) and lower the wages (?) on your exports. But this will be extremely costly, so i would recommend to get your industry humming before you try to expanding it.

    7. Lots of Immigrants will help your industrial prowress for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treppe
    Wow, that really looks tough.
    Some short proposals (though OH, Renss or some of the other "demi gods" ) might help you better.

    1. Reassign your craftsmen and clerks to the more profitable factories
    (lumber, fabric, glass => small arms, clothes, liquor and so)
    2. Close those Factories with 0 workers
    3. Convert farmers (ans perhaps clergymen) to craftsmen and clerks in states whith free working places at factories (sorry for my bad english)
    4. Build some "high-end" factories (luxury clothes, luxury furniture, machine parts) in case you can build factories.
    5. In case you can't build factories because of lassy fair (I bet you don't have this one beowulf ) you should try this: close down every factory with 0 workers, reassign the workers to get those needed factories full and close down the others, delete the closed factories and pray for your capitalists to build new ones.

    6. If you just want to boost your industrial rating expand your factories and your railroads. I guess you want the capis to expand your railroad network so, set their taxation to null (or minimum) and lower the wages (?) on your exports. But this will be extremely costly, so i would recommend to get your industry humming before you try to expanding it.

    7. Lots of Immigrants will help your industrial prowress for sure.
    Thank you very much for these suggestions, I'll go about trying to get these implemented.

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    Chapter 7. Reforms and the Orient




    After Jackson's term ended, the Whig Party chose noted reformer from Virginia, William Mahone as their presidential canditate. Formerly the leader of the Readjustment Party in Virginia, he was brought in to reinvigorate the Whig's platform with large promises of social and political reforms.

    Once again, even with the Democrats shown to be leading in the polls, the Whigs pulled another victory out of their hat, securing Whig control until the next election.

    Mahone immediatly began pushing his social reforms through congress. Voting rights were extended to all citizens in the Confederacy. The minimum wage was increased, the work day was shortened, and various other reforms were pushed through.

    An unitended side effect of these reforms though was the strengthening of the socialist party, specifically called the Brothers of the Revolution. Many new poor, factory workers that were now voters began supporting the Brothers of the Revolution. Also, the Whig voter base was compeletly split between the Brothers of the Revolution and the Whigs. Whig politicians weren't bothered yet, but at the election, the effects of these reforms would become all too apparent.

    Mahone also wanted to expand Confederate influence in China and to secure a base for the Asiatic Squadron. It was therefore decided to seize Taiwan and Hainan from China. The Pacific Fleet set sail from Confederate Mexico with 40,000 troops.

    Hainan was the first target. No Chinese forces were present on the island, and the Asiatic Fleet soon sealed off the island from mainland China. Confederate troops soon landed and seized the island.



    The victory at Hainan was marred though by the death of former president and war hero Stonewall Jackson. He was given a state funeral in Richmond rivaling Robert E. Lee's.



    Soon after Hainan was seized, France declared war on China as well. French troops moved in from Indochina, routing several large Chinese armies.

    Taiwan was attacked next by Confederate troops. Some 10,000 Chinese troops garrisoned the island, but serious resistance was not expected. Graycoated troops went ashore unopposed and after around 2 weeks, the island was in Confederate hands.

    In the Taiwan Straits, the Confederate fleet battled the Chinese fleet's attempts to break the blockade. Chinese frigates and armed merchantmen stood no chance against the Confederacy's modern ironclad fleet. It took several weeks though before the Chinese naval fleet was completely destroyed.

    Back in the Confederacy, more troops were being raised to support the war effort. These were shipped across the Pacific for the next Confederate target, Shanghai.



    The city was seized without serious opposition, and Confederate forces soon began to march northward to secure more coastline.

    Confederate troops also landed at Port Arthur, seizing that port, but all but 10,000 troops were soon withdrawn. This was a serious mistake as the Chinese concentrated 100,000 troops outside Port Arthur.



    The garrison commander hastily prepared his defenses while calling for help from the Pacific Fleet. Chinese troops attacked in waves against the thin Confederate defenses, quickly pushing the Confederate garrison to the inner lines of defense. The Pacific Fleet arrived at this dire our, steaming into Port Arthur with battle flags unfurled. Sailors landed to bolster the harbor's defense as the Confederate garrison began to be withdrawn. Chinese troops began advancing farther into the city, and artillery began to shell the evacuating Confederates. The evacuation was conducted successfully, and the remaining 8,000 troops were taken to Taiwan.



    By this time, French troops were landing in Shandong, and 20,000 Confederate troops were sent to support them. The French forces were successful and China was collapsing. The French suddenly made peace though, only taking one province from China as part of the peace deal.

    The Confederate war continued for a few more weeks until peace was made and China ceded Taiwan. Confederate troops were withdrawn from China and the Pacific Fleet went back to Mexico. 90,000 soldiers were left in Taiwan along with the Asiatic Squadron, and the war with China was over.

    The rest of Mahone's term was finished without incident, but the Election Campaign of 1890 was to be one of the most exciting yet.

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    Nice update! Looks like the reform policy of the Whigs is about to backfire, this should be interesting.
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