Edit: Like all my AARs, this is MMP2.
I woke up this morning with one strong conviction: I want WINE, and I must have WINE. So I went looking for WINE.
I have found WINE. So, apparently, has my monarch. And my monarch's mother, before his birth. And probably all of his ancestors.
That could explain why we're stuck in the ass end of Greece while the crusader states and the evil Turk have all of our non-wine-producing land. But, hey, at least we have the important parts, i.e. the ones with WINE.
You can tell the Turks are evil because they do not permit the consumption of WINE. Also because they are the strongest military power in the world in this mod, with one or two possible exceptions, whereas we currently have a support limit of three.
Morea is not one of the easier countries in the world, and I, at the moment, do not have the impressive lack of a life that once made me so feared among nerds. For this reason, I will be permitting myself to replay wars, but not battles. In other words, I will not be replaying things because of bad luck, but I may occasionally reload to try different strategies. This prevents me from having to replay from the start every time I decide that it would probably not be a good idea to start by invading Siber, as I am wont to do.
In the interim, I have noted that one of the Mediterranean islands appears to be a natural target for expansion: