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    Ottomania

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    OTTOMANIA MOD & MODULAR PACK






    Introduction:

    I am intending to work on and release an Ottomania Mod with all things Ottoman as well as an Ottomania Modular Pack compatible with all other mods. The idea is to add Ottoman flavor and related content to Victoria II for a geography which is usually somewhat neglected since Europa Universalis. I am aware that we have strong names like OHGamer on the team, which makes me hopeful that the Janitschar faction we see on alpha screenies are properly renamed but as experienced from previous games, there will ALWAYS be room for improvement. This mod and the modular pack aims to fill in those gaps, wherever they may be, and provide Ottoman flavored names, graphics, events, etc.

    Ottomania Mod is a stand alone mod which you can install like any other mod and play. Ottomania Modular Pack on the other hand is intended to be compatible with vanilla Victoria 2 and all other mods out there like V2IP as it doesn't change any significant game file by itself.

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    Version Changes for Ottomania (Beta) v.0.3.b:
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    + Added new rebel nations:
    - Kurdistan

    + Added new unit, leader names for existing and new countries.
    + Made Albanian a new culture group.
    + Placed Crimean Tatars under Turko-Semitic Group.
    + Fixed some compatibility issues, typos and bugs.

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    Features:
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    + Added new playable countries:
    - Caucasian Emirate (1828–1859)
    - Circassia (independent tribal fed. completely subjugated by Russians in 1864)
    + Added new rebel nations:
    - Syria
    - Lebanon
    + Added new cores to Ottoman Empire in Hedjaz, Basrah Vilayet and Fezzan.
    + Tunis and Serbia are now Ottoman vassals as they should be. Serbia remains in Russian sphere.
    + Added Red Sea ports of Suakin, Massawa and Assab in Ottoman Empire as they were in 1836.
    + Egypt accurately starts in war with Nejd, Hedjaz and Yemen.
    + Added 22 new party and faction names for Ottoman Empire that change in time.
    + Ottoman Empire starts the game with Conservative "Hukumet-i Humayun" in power (Janitzchars are now officially history).
    + Fixed the resources for a few Ottoman provinces (Cotton & Tobacco)
    + Added accurate navy and army names for the Ottomans.
    + Added Albanian, Masriqi (Arab), Kurdish and Sephardic as secondary cultures for Ottoman Empire.
    + Some province names in the Ottoman Europe now have their historical Ottoman names.
    + Fixed localisation text files.
    + Fixed the life ratings bug for Eastern & Central Anatolia
    + Political parties added for Syria and Lebanon
    + 20 new flags for different regimes of the new nations and rebels
    + Two new wars added (Rus-Circassia & Rus-Caucasia).
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    Music:
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    - You can download the music zip folder from the link below and place it in your game music folder to listen to the original Ottoman Imperial Military Band sound recordings from the last century. Don't expect good sound quality from a 100 year old gramophone record!

    Ottoman Imperial Band Music Download

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    To-Do List:
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    + Add new playable countries/rebels.

    - Kars Republic
    - Hatay Republic
    - Republic of Gumuljina
    - Republic of Aras
    - Dodecanese Federation
    - Free State of Ikaria
    - Principality of Samos
    - Republic of Tarmash
    - Eastern Rumelia
    - Uyghuristan
    - Trans-Jordan (This is an artificial state but has it's place in history)
    - Palestine (Another artificial state but will include it for historical reasons)
    - Israel (with some events about the build up of Jewish immigration to Palestine)
    - An "Arab federation" with union tag
    - Azadistan (Southern Azerbaycan)
    - Macedonia
    - Druze

    + African minor states from African Nations Mod
    + Afghan minors from Afghanistan Mod
    + Add new nations for unification.
    + Fix more gfx/flags files.
    + Fix some culture conflicts (like Albanians in Slavic group or Iranian-Turanian gorup)
    + Add Ottoman pop graphics.
    + Add new buildings.
    + Add new textures for additional uniforms.
    + Add historical generals through events.
    + Add Events:
    - Ottoman Events ~ both historic and flavor events (non deterministic, so player will be given a number of options with multiple outcomes) - See ReadMe file for detailed info.


    Ottomania Modular Pack:

    - Ottoman political factions and parties ~ both historical and plausible (along VIP lines which I have contributed)
    - Historical Ottoman Generals with portraits (added by events or by other means)
    - Proper random leader name list ~ (less Devlet; Giray; etc. and more Mehmet Ali)
    - Province name overhaul in Balkans, Anatolia & Middle East with official Ottoman names.
    - Ottoman Ship names ~ with their proper names and spelling.
    - Ottoman Army and unit names.
    - Ottoman Events ~ both historic and flavor events (non deterministic, so player will be given a number of options with multiple outcomes)


    Screenshots:

    The playable nations of Circassia and the Caucasian Imamate are visible on the map as well as the initial rebel nations I have released from Ottomans and from Egypt: Syria, Lebanon and Kurdistan. You see the Kurdish army on the top image.






    Team:

    Tunch Khan - Lead designer
    Kurdistani - Academic research
    GorkoTheDuck - Technical support
    The Wookiee - Graphic design

    hebelecan
    fizy45
    2ltben
    fear34
    EMT0
    euphorist

    Credits:

    - Paradox Interactive for releasing their games with mod support
    - OHgamer for being an inspiration and lending us the regions mod
    - Semper Victor ~ Ottoman leader portraits
    - Prinz Wilhelm ~ Ottoman leader portraits
    - Emir Pasha ~ Ottoman leader info
    - Paradox forum community for their continuous help and support

    Download Links and Instructions:

    The mod is up. You can d/l from the link below:

    Ottomania (Beta) Mod v.0.3.b Download

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    Disclaimer:
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    This is a beta version of the Mod and is not finaliezed. I am releasing it for feedback only.

    - Victoria II is still having problems with mod directory, therefore the mod folder is not working as intended.
    - Game files reject certain modifications and they must be manually copied on original locations [BACKUP!]
    - The mod will overwrite some of original files in yuor history dir (provinces & Diplomacy)
    - You need the original Victoria II for this mod to work.

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    Installation:
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    - BACKUP your original Victoria 2 files [History & Common files to be specific]! I cannot stress this enough.
    - Unzip the contents into your Mod directory under Victoria 2 folder.
    (C:\Program Files\Paradox Interactive\Victoria 2\Mod\).
    - You would have to manually copy and paste the contents of the province folders into their original Victoria 2 destination.
    - Now delete the province data which you have copied inside the mod folder.
    - Do the same procees for history/wars and history/diplomacy folders and delete those from the mod dir after you copied them.
    Last edited by Tunch Khan; 18-08-2010 at 02:06.
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    To be honest, this thread might as well be closed now. We've seen Tunch Khan - I can't see that there's anywhere else to go from here. ~ Austen
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    Nation tags that are already included in current Ottomania release:

    Syria (1920-present): Syrian cores will include all the provinces of Ottoman Syria from Aleppo to Red Sea (port in Gulf of Aqaba).



    Kingdom of Syria (monarchist Syria); Republican Syria flag; Fascist Syrian flag; Communist Syria flag

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    Lebanon (1941 - present):

    Shebab Emirate; Monarchy Flag of Lebanon; Communist Lebanon; Fascist Lebanon; Republican Lebanon.

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    Caucasian Imamate (1828-1859): The Caucasian Imamate also known as the Caucasus Imamate was the state established by the imams in Dagestan and Chechnya during the early and middle of the nineteenth century in the Northern Caucasus, to fight against the Russian Empire during the Caucasian War, where Russia sought to conquer the Caucasus in order to secure communications with its Southern territories, with the long term goal of the conquest of the "riches of Persia and the Middle East".


    Monarchy flag (Imamate); Republic; Communist

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    Circassia (1763-1864): Circassia (Cherkessia in Russian) refers to a region the majority of whose inhabitants before 1860s were the Adygey (Adyghey, Adyghe) ethnic group, known to the West as Circassians. During the mid 18th century, the Circassian region was a key strategic location to the power struggle between the surging British and French empires, the emerging Russian Empire, and the declining Ottoman Empire. Russia had set its sights on expansion along the Black Sea, while Britain and France sought to reduce Russia’s ability to take advantage of the declining Ottoman Empire, a foreign policy known as the answer to the Eastern Question. Peter the Great’s plans for expansion into India and the Black Sea included engaging both Turkey and Persia. To facilitate the fall of Persia, Russia would require shipyards on the Black Sea, which made Circassia, with its coastline, a target.


    Monarchy (or Federation); Republic; Communist.

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    Kars Republic (1918 - 1920): Proclaimed in the city of Kars by the pro-Turkish National Council of the Southwest Caucasus, on December 01, 1918, after the Turkish troops had left the area they had occupied in Transcaucasia during the German-Turkish intervention. The republic was to include the mostly Muslim-inhabited regions of Kars and Batumi; part of the Erivan (Yerevan) district of the Erivan province; and the Akhaltsikhe and Akhalkalaki districts of the Tiflis province; however, the republic was actually confined to the Kars province. It existed alongside with the English general governorship created during the Entente's intervention in Transcaucasia. The Parliament of the new republic assembled on January 17 and adopted the constitution, "Teskilâtı Esasiye Kanunu". With the new 18 article long constitution, women were granted voting rights, Kars was declared the capital city and Turkish proclaimed the official language. On March 27, the parliament approved the new government.



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    Jordan or Transjordan (1921-1946): The Emirate of Transjordan (Arabic: إمارة شرق الأردن ʾImārat Sharq al-ʾUrdun) was a former Ottoman territory incorporated into the British Mandate of Palestine in 1921 as an autonomous political division under as-Sharif Abdullah bin al-Husayn. This move was formalized by the addition of an August 1922 clause to the charter governing the Mandate for Palestine. Transjordan remained under the nominal auspices of the League of Nations and British administration, until its independence in 1928.



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    Kurdistan: Kurdistan ("Land of the Kurds"; old Curdistan; ancient Corduene) is a geo-cultural region wherein the Kurds form a prominent majority population, and Kurdish culture, language, and national identity have historically been based. During the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, Kurds in Iraq attempted to establish a semi-independent state. On at least one occasion they succeeded and formed the Kingdom of Kurdistan, which lasted from September 1922 - July 1924.



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    Uyghuristan or East Turkestan (1862-1877 & 1933-1934): Kashar was substantially fortified during the short but violent reign of Yakup Beg, who ruled Kashgara from 1862 to 1877. This infamous soldier from Khokand ruled most of Xinjing, from Kashgar to Urumqi,Turpan and Hami,concluded treaties with Britain and Russia, and had the support of the Ottoman Empire. After a leisurely three-year advance on Xinjiang, the 60,000 strong Chinese army of Zuo Zongtang suppressed the Muslim rebellions in Gansu and then moved southwest through the oasis towns, eventually ending Yakub Beg's rule in 1877. As anti-Chinese Muslim rebellions broke out throughout Xinjiang in the 1930s, a pan-Turkic Islamic movement based in Kashgar declared an Independent Muslim Republic of Eastern Turkestan.

    Last edited by Tunch Khan; 25-08-2010 at 00:16.
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    Ottoman Events planned for this mod:

    - Policy of “Ottomanism,” officially adopted to unite all of the different peoples “Muslim and non-Muslim, Turkish and Greek, Armenian and Jewish, Kurd and Arab” by declaring equality before the law for both Muslim and non-Muslim Ottomans (1839)
    - Mekteb-i Bahriye-i Sahane (Naval Academy) modernized naval education in European system (1839)
    - Introduction of the first Ottoman paper banknotes (1840)
    - Reorganization of the army and a regular method of recruiting, levying the army, and fixing the duration of military service (1843–44)
    - Adoption of an Ottoman national anthem and Ottoman national flag (1844)
    - Reorganization of the finance system according to the French model
    - Reorganization of the Civil and Criminal Code according to the French model
    - Establishment of the Meclis-i Maarif-i Umumiye (1845), the prototype of the First Ottoman Parliament
    - Three ships of food supplies and monetary assistance sent during the Irish Famine despite British objection (1845)
    - Institution of a Council of Public Instruction (1846)
    - Bedirhan Bey's Revolt in Cizre (1847)
    - Establishment of the first modern universities and academies (1848)
    - Receiving Hungarian revolutionaries as refugees (incl. Lajos Kossuth) and refusing to hand them to Austria and Russia (1849)
    - Crimean War (1853-54)
    - First telegraph cables layed, Ottoman Telegraph Administration established (1855)
    - Dolmabahce Palace completed (1856)
    - Jewish Enlightenment touches Salonika and with help from Rothschild family liberal schools like The Lippman School are established (1856)
    - Congress of Paris guarantees Ottoman independence and territorial integrity (1856)
    - Hatt-i Hümayun (1856) organisation to bring full citizenship among millets
    - Abolition of the capitation tax on non-Muslims (Cizye), with a regular method of establishing and collecting taxes (1856)
    - Non-Muslims were allowed to become soldiers (1856)
    - Establishment of the Ottoman Bank (1856)
    - James Redhouse publishes Ottoman-English Dictionary (1856)
    - The First ‘Circassian Exodus’ to the Ottoman Empire (1858-1867)
    - Spread of Evangelical Missions and schools into Anatolia (1858)
    - High schools for girls established around the empire (1859)
    - Foiled "Kuleli" coup attempt to replace Sultan (1859)
    - Establishment of Mekteb-i Mülkiye (School of Political Science) (1859)
    - First newspaper in Turkish published by Agah Efendi (Tercümen'i Ahval) (1860)
    - Druze-Maronite conflict in Lebanon and European intervention (1860)
    - Istanbul connected with Indian Telegraph line via Basra (1861)
    - The establishment of the Imperial Railroads Administration
    - Replacement of guilds with factories
    - Adhesive postal stamps began circulating (1863)
    - Nizâmnâme-i Millet-i Ermeniyân - Armenian National Constitution adopted for Ottoman Armenian Millet (1863)
    - Founding of American Robert College in Istanbul (1863)
    - Naval commerce regulation and spread of local naval companies (1864)
    - Stock Exchange of Istanbul was established (1866)
    - Montenegrin Revolt (1861-64)
    - Wallachia-Moldova Unrest (1861-66)
    - Unification of Romania (1859-66)
    - Young Ottomans emerge with Ottoman liberalism and nationalism (1865)
    - Cretan Revolt (1866)
    - Homeland Funds Regulations to fund agriculture (1867)
    - Evacuation of Ottoman Garrison from Belgrade (1867)
    - Recognition of Egypt as the Ottoman Khedivate (Vice-Royalty) of Egypt (1867)
    - Sultan Abdulaziz' Grand Tour of Europe together with the Crown Prince Murad, Prince Abdulhamid and Khedive Ismail Pasha of Egypt (Romania, Austria, Prussia, France, Belgium, Britain) (1867)
    - Abdulaziz shifts Ottoman policy towards Naval Power and builds the third largest navy with heavy loans (1868)
    - "Lycée Impérial Ottoman de Galata-Sérai" established (1868)
    - Eugénie de Montijo, last Empress consort of the French visits Istanbul and has a scandalous affair with Sultan Abdulaziz (1868)
    - Adoption of modern provincial system (1868)
    - Reformation of Darülfünûn-u Osmanî ('Ottoman House of Multiple Sciences') (1863-70)
    - Sura-yi Devlet (State Council) and Meclis-i Ahkâmi Adliye (Supreme Court of Appeals) established (1868)
    - Hilal-i Ahmer Cemiyeti (Red Crescent) founded (1868)
    - Opening of the Suez Channel (1869)
    - Equatorian Expedition of Samuel Baker Pasha (1869)
    - Alliance Israélite Universelle founds Mikveh Israel agricultural school in Ottoman Palestine thanks to Ottoman land donation (1870)
    - Dârülmuallimât (Academy of Education) established for raising women teachers (1870)
    - Telegraph lines reach above 35,000 km. covering most of the empire (1870)
    - Completion of Rumeli Railroad and connection of Istabul to the rest of Europe via rail (1873)
    - "Vatan yahut Silistre" play of Namik Kemal staged in theaters in Istanbul, nationalist sentiments aroused (1873)
    - Namik Kemal exiled to Cyprus (1873)
    - Lighthouses established throughout the coastline
    - Modern industrial schools, mining schools and medical schools established
    - French, Austrian and Persian heads of state have visited Istanbul
    - African tribes south of Ghat send a mission to Ottoman Authorities in Fezzan to request Ottoman rule (1875)
    - Herzegovina Uprising (1875)
    - Deposition and assassination of Abdulaziz (1876)
    - Bulgarian Revolt (1876)
    - Constantinople Conference and Ottoman refusal (1876)
    - Proclamation of Constitution (1876)
    - Ottoman-Russian War (1877-78)
    - Abdulhamid II abolishes the parliament and suspends liberties (1878)
    - Abdulhamid II locks the Ottoman Navy to Golden Horn in fear of a revolution (1878)
    - The Second 'Circassian Exodus' to the Ottoman Empire: Muhajirs (1878)
    - Ottoman mission to Afghanistan (1878)
    - Mekteb-i Hukuk-i Sultani (Law School) established (1877)
    - General Grant, former US President visits Istanbul and Izmir (1878)
    - Berlin Treaty (1878)
    - Forgotten Turkish enclave on Danubian Island: Adakale (1878-1923)
    - Petah Tikva, the first modern Jewish settlement founded (1878)
    - British invasion of Cyprus (1878)
    - Sheik Ubeydullah Kurdish Revolt (1880)
    - French invasion of Tunis (1881)
    - Mithad Pasha's trial and execution (1881)
    - Ottoman Public Debt Administration (OPDA) established (1881)
    - Mehmet Emin Pasha's Expedition to Equatoria (1881)
    - British invasion of Egypt (1882)
    - Sanayi-i Nefise Mektebi (School of Visual Arts) established (1882)
    - Ottoman Tobacco Reji Company established as a monopoly to pay for Ottoman debts (1883)
    - Orient Express starts service (1883)
    - Berlin Conference to start the Scramble for Africa (1884)
    - Eastern Rumelia annexed by Bulgaria (1885)
    - Emin Pasha Relief Expedition to Equatoria (1886)
    - Two Nordenfelt class submarines acquired (1886)
    - Ziraat Bankasi (Agricultural Bank) established (1888)
    - Berlin-Baghdad Railway construction began (1888)
    - Establishment of Retirement Fund (1888)
    - Convention of Constantinople on Suez Channel neutrality and free passage for all (1888)
    - Ittihad-i Osmanî Cemiyeti (Committee of Ottoman Union) founded by five doctors (1889) and later on turns into CUP (Ittihat ve Terakki Cemiyeti)(1895)
    - Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) founded (1890)
    - Hamidiye Cavalry Regiments were established from Kurdish tribesmen (1890)
    - Ottoman mission to Japan and sinking of Ertugrul Frigate (1890)
    - Establishment of Imperial Museum (1891)
    - Establishment of Mekteb-i Asiret-i Hümayun (Imperial School for Tribals) (1892)
    - Jerusalem railway completed (1892)
    - Osmanli Umum Sigorta Sirketi (Ottoman Public Insurance Company) established (1893)
    - Servet-i Fünun (avant-garde journal) spreading liberalism (1896)
    - Armenian terrorists (ARF) seize Ottoman Bank (1896)
    - Hundreds of opposition members, mostly doctors shipped to Fezzan in exile (1897)
    - Greco-Turkish War (1897)
    - Cretan Autonomy (1897)
    - Kaiser Wilhelm II visits Istanbul (1898)
    - Rich oil deposits discovered in Iraq (1901)
    - First Young Turk Congress in Paris (1902)
    - Yildiz Palace Bombing: ARF attempt to assassinate Abdulhamid II (1905)
    - Dispute over handing a Belgian citizen accomplice to bombing creates tensions with Belgium (1905)
    - Second Young Turk Congress in Paris (1907)
    - Hedjaz Railway completed and trains reach from Istanbul to Medina in 3 days (1908)
    - Proclamation of Second Constitution (1908)
    - Bosnia annexed by Austria (1908)
    - Crete annexed by Greece (1908)
    - Bulgaria declares full independence (1908)
    - Rebellion of reactionaries in Istanbul cause a Countercoup (1909)
    - 31 March Incident brings anarchy to Ottoman Capital (1909)
    - Hareket Ordusu (The Army of Action) arrives to Istanbul from Macedonia and Sultan Abdulhamid II is deposed, constitution restored (1909)
    - Socialist Workers' Federation established in Salonika (1909)
    - Ottoman Telephone Administration, first telephone lines (1909)
    - Fecr-i Ati (Symbolist and romanticist journal) published (1909)
    - Donanma-yi Osmanî Muavenet-i Millîye Cemiyeti (Foundation for Ottoman Navy) established (1909)
    - Ottoman Socialist Party established (1910)
    - Wireless Telegraph introduced, Ottoman army began importing units (1912)
    - Italo-Turkish War (1911)
    - Liberal Union takes over the government from CUP (1912)
    - First Balkan War and loss of European Turkey (1912)
    - Military Coup by Enver Pasha (CUP dictatorship begins) (1913)
    - Second Balkan War and liberation of Adrianople (1913)
    - World War I begins (1914)
    - Britain seizes two Ottoman dreadnoughts already paid (1914)
    - Two German battleships enter Istanbul and raise Ottoman flag (1914)
    - Ziya Gokalp publishes "Kizil Elma", pan-Turkist sentiments aroused (1914)
    - Ottomans declare war on Russia (1914)
    - Dardanelles Victory (1915)
    - Russian invasion and East Anatolia tragedy (1915)
    - Gallipoli Campaign (1916-17)
    - Mesopotamia Campaign (1916-18)
    - Suez Campaign (1917-18)
    - Caucasian Campaign (1917-18)
    - Mundros Armistice (1918)
    - Greek Invasion (1919)
    - Mustafa Kemal starts Turkish War of Independence (1919-22)
    - Misak-i Millî (National Oath) adopted by Ottoman Parliament (1920)
    - Invasion of Istanbul by Allied Powers (1920)
    - Turkish Courts-Martial (1920)
    - Sevres Treaty (1920)
    - Proclamation of Turkish National Assembly (1920)
    - Kocgiri Kurdish Rebellion (1920)
    - Soviet-Turkish Alliance (1920)
    - Liberation of Izmir (1922)
    - Proclamation of Republic (1923)
    - Lausanne Treaty (1924)
    - Greco-Turkish Population Exchange (1924)
    - Abolishment of Caliphate (1924)
    - Sending Ottomans to exile (1924)
    - Sheikh Said Kurdish Rebellion (1925)
    - Loss of Mosul Province to British (1925)

    Ataturk's Reforms (1922-36):

    Political Reforms:

    November 1, 1922 Abolition of the office of the Ottoman Sultan.
    October 13, 1923 Capital moved to Ankara
    October 29, 1923 Proclamation of the Republic - Republic of Turkey.
    March 3, 1924 Abolition of the office of Caliphate held by the Ottoman Caliphate.
    1924 Exile of Ottoman Royal Dynasty from the republic
    1924 Foundation of Terakkiperver Cumhuriyet Firkasi, a liberal opposition party (did not succeed due to reactionaries flocking)
    1928 Islam is no longer a state religion.
    1930 Foundation of Serbest Cumhuriyet Firkasi, a liberal opposition party (did not succeed due to reactionaries flocking)
    1930 Women allowed to vote for and run in municipal elections
    1934 Women allowed to vote for and run in general elections

    Legal Reforms:

    1924 Abolishment of Sharia Courts
    March 1, 1926 Introduction of the new penal law modeled after the Italian penal code.
    October 4, 1926 Introduction of the new civil code modeled after the Swiss civil code.
    December 5, 1934 Full political rights to women, to vote and be elected.
    February 5, 1937 The inclusion of the principle of laïcité in the constitution.


    Social Reforms:

    November 25, 1925 Change of headgear and dress
    November 30, 1925 Closure of religious convents and dervish lodges
    December 26, 1925 Adoption of international calendar and week system
    March 26, 1931 Adoption of modern numerical and metric system
    June 21, 1934 Law on family names.
    November 26, 1934 Abolition of titles and by-names.

    Education Reforms:

    March 3, 1924 The unification of education and abolishment of religious education institutes and medreses
    November 1, 1928 Adoption of the new Turkish alphabet
    1931 Establishment of Turkish Language Association for regulating the Turkish language
    1932 Establishment of Turkish Historical Society for research on history
    1932 Establishment of Turkish Linguistic Society for research on Turkish language
    1932 Language Reform and purification of Turkish language
    January 1, 1928 Establishment of Turkish Education Association for supporting children in financial need and contributing to the educational life.
    (May 31, 1933) Regulation of the university education

    Economic Reforms:

    1923 Izmir Economy Congress and adoption of liberal capitalist economy model
    24 July 1923 Abolition of the capitulations with the Treaty of Lausanne
    1925 Abolishment of heavy agricultural taxation based on land used
    1925 Foundation of Agricultural Credit Unions
    1924 The Weekend Act (Workweek: Monday to Friday become work days)
    1925 Establishment of model farms; Atatürk Orman Çiftligi
    1925 The International Time and Calendar System (Gregorian calendar, Time zone)
    July 1, 1926 The Cabotage Law regulating naval trade in coastal waters
    1926 The Obligation Law
    1926 The Commercial Law
    May 28, 1927 Incentives for Industrial Development
    1927 Establishment of the Turkish State Railways
    1929 Land Reform distributing state owned lands to landless peasants
    1933 The System of Measures (International System of Units)
    1933 Establishment of High Institute of Agriculture
    1933 First Five Year Development Plan (Planned economy)
    1935 Foundation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry
    1937 Second Five Year Development Plan (Planned economy)
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    We are going to add Ottoman generals into the game by any possible mean. These may be a little more difficult than original Vicky but I am ready to go the extra mile to have some familiar faces by events if necessary. Courtesy to Semper Victor and Prinz Wilhelm who gave permission to use their leader portraits, I present you the Ottoman leader pack:

    Ottoman Leader Portraits I

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    Ottoman political parties and factions in Ottomania:


    TUR_reactionary; Nizam-i Alem (World Order)
    TUR_reactionary_2; Ittihad-i Muhammedi Firkasi (Mohammedan Belief Faction)
    TUR_reactionary_3; Halâskâr Zabitân (Saviour Officers)
    TUR_reactionary_4; Fedailer Cemiyeti (Fedayeen Association)

    TUR_conservative; Hükumet-i Hümayun (Imperial Government)
    TUR_conservative_2; Selamet-i Osmaniye (Ottoman Salvation)
    TUR_conservative_3; Hürriyet ve Itilâf Firkasi (Freedom and Accord Party)

    TUR_liberal_2; Tanzimat Firkasi (Tanzimat Faction)
    TUR_liberal_4; Osmanli Demokrat Firkasi (Ottoman Democratic Party)
    TUR_liberal_5; Halk Firkasi (People's Party)
    TUR_liberal; Ittihat ve Terakki Firkasi (Committee of Union and Progress - CUP)
    TUR_liberal_3; Yeni Osmanlilar Cemiyeti (Neo Ottomans Association)

    TUR_socialist; Osmanli Köylü ve Amele Firkasi (Ottoman Farmers and Workers Party)
    TUR_socialist_2; Osmanli Ahali Firkasi (Ottoman Peasants Party)
    TUR_socialist_3; Sosyalist Firka (Socialist Party)

    TUR_communist; Ihtilalci Avam Firkasi (Revolutionary People's Party)
    TUR_communist_2; Komünist Firka (Communist Party)
    TUR_communist_3; Halk Istirakiyun Firkasi (People's Participation Party)

    TUR_anarcho_liberal; Osmanli Ahrar Firkasi (Ottoman Libertarian Party)

    TUR_fascist; Ittihat ve Terakki Firkasi (CUP after military coup)
    TUR_fascist_2; Türk Ocagi (Turkish Heart)
    TUR_fascist_3; Milli Firka (National Party)
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    How quaint. The best of luck to you, sir.

    Austen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austen View Post
    How quaint. The best of luck to you, sir.

    Austen.
    I suppose it is a change to Byzantophilia.

    Which, by the way, begs the question, where's the (or a) Byzantine Mod?
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    this looks a big undertaking, congrats on taking it under.
    makes me think of a flying inn situtation with the Ottomans as the world superpower

    Quote Originally Posted by Hardstuff View Post
    I suppose it is a change to Byzantophilia.
    Which, by the way, begs the question, where's the (or a) Byzantine Mod?
    youre looking at it. the ottoman empire is byzantium its in the law and everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orinsul View Post
    youre looking at it. the ottoman empire is byzantium its in the law and everything.
    And Holy Roman Empire is Holy Roman Empire because it has name for it. I wouldn't really consider Ottoman empire be Byzantium. More like closest inheritor.

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    the Empire is the Empire, sucessor to both the empires of rome, the franks and all the aspirations of europe, as someone i cant remember said, maybe the supermundi.
    The eastern empire, now called Byzantium to distinguish it from the 'real' empire in the west, fell to the turks who as one of their first acts laid claim to the 'ceasarship' and vest said rights in the person of their 'emperor'. but all that matters is, by the V2 starting point, there is no other empire but the turk. the HRE is gone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baneslave View Post
    And Holy Roman Empire is Holy Roman Empire because it has name for it. I wouldn't really consider Ottoman empire be Byzantium. More like closest inheritor.
    so usa can be called babylon 'cause they occupied iraq?

    anyway, best luck for the mod

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belegurt View Post
    so usa can be called babylon 'cause they occupied iraq?

    anyway, best luck for the mod
    Not to Babylon, as Iraq was not it's successor, but if George Bush Sr. had married Saddam's daughter during the first invasion, and then George W. Bush had married both his daughters to Uday and Kusay, USA would have had a good chance in claiming the Dictatorship of Iraq by blood line following the invasion. They wouldn't have had the "Liberating & Bringing Democracy" claims though but they could still have played the "Weapons of Mass Destruction" card.

    Ottomans had married Byzantine Princesses since Sultan Orhan and all following Sultans were half Byzantine royalty by blood. Ottoman Empire is the Islamic Byzantine with all it's laws, traditions and cultural heritage shuffled with Islam. Constantinople, after her fall, remained the ecclesiastical center of the Greek Orthodox Church, of which Mehmet II proclaimed himself the protector and for which he appointed a new patriarch after the custom of the Byzantine emperors.

    At Mehmed II's death, the Ottoman Empire looked much the way Byzantine Empire (Romania) had in the 11th Century. Selîm I "the Grim" did what the old Emperors had never been able to do, restore Syria and Egypt to the empire (from the Mamlûks). Süleimân I then added areas that had never been permanent parts of the Roman Empire, Iraq and Hungary. Picking up the Roman conflict with Persia, the Turks for the first time since Alexander the Great removed Iraq from Persian possession.
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    I'm so happy to finally see people who know the Ottomans for who they really where . This mod will always be running whenever I play the Ottomans, I assure you, although annexing Arabia's always my first priority when I played the Ottomans in Vicky 1

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    Tunch Khan, I'd like to help you with this but my experience with modding Paradox games is minimal. So I'm going to make suggestions and b**ch about things instead.

    What are you going to use for historical reference? "Part IV: The Age Of Reforms" by Donald Quartet in "An economic and social history of the Ottoman Empire, Volume 2"(H. Inalcik, D.Quartet) would be a good read for POP, factory and infrastructure setting I think.

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    Not sure how much you know/not know regarding Ottoman immigration(as in, immigrants TO the Ottoman Empire), but Bulgarians, Circassians, and Greeks that where Muslim came en masse for various reasons. I'm including Bulgarians after they left the Ottoman Empire, not before. The Ottomans also received many Jews, Ossetians, and other people from the Caucasus. There should be a notable amount of Circassians in Eastern Anatolia and Syria, and the Greeks/Bulgarian Muslims should assimilate over time, as what happened historically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMT0 View Post
    ...and the Greeks/Bulgarian Muslims should assimilate over time, as what happened historically.
    I have to disagree with that. Greek and Bulgarian Muslims may have assimilated once they returned to Turkey, as did many Muslims who left the Balkans, but that was often the case after the Balkan states gained independence. There were Greek Muslims who were still speaking Greek in 1920; were they assimilated?

    Ethnicity and religion were viewed through a different lens in the empire than elsewhere, it's true, and many people stated that they were Muslim by nationality. Let's be fair, though--ethnicity and linguistic identity were far more salient in the Ottoman lands than some considered. Surely, a wise ruler will be able to navigate it properly, but I'm not sure if assimilation bonuses for the empire make much sense. Assimilate into what, precisely? Turks? Arabs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMT0 View Post
    I'm so happy to finally see people who know the Ottomans for who they really where . This mod will always be running whenever I play the Ottomans, I assure you, although annexing Arabia's always my first priority when I played the Ottomans in Vicky 1
    We've earned our player #1.

    Quote Originally Posted by euphorist View Post
    Tunch Khan, I'd like to help you with this but my experience with modding Paradox games is minimal. So I'm going to make suggestions and b**ch about things instead.

    What are you going to use for historical reference? "Part IV: The Age Of Reforms" by Donald Quartet in "An economic and social history of the Ottoman Empire, Volume 2"(H. Inalcik, D.Quartet) would be a good read for POP, factory and infrastructure setting I think.
    Suggestions and b**ching is always welcome!!!

    As per references, any suggestion is appreciated and please keep the info flowing.

    Quote Originally Posted by EMT0 View Post
    Not sure how much you know/not know regarding Ottoman immigration(as in, immigrants TO the Ottoman Empire), but Bulgarians, Circassians, and Greeks that where Muslim came en masse for various reasons. I'm including Bulgarians after they left the Ottoman Empire, not before. The Ottomans also received many Jews, Ossetians, and other people from the Caucasus. There should be a notable amount of Circassians in Eastern Anatolia and Syria, and the Greeks/Bulgarian Muslims should assimilate over time, as what happened historically.
    My ancestors were uprooted from Dagestan during what they call as the "War of 93" (1293 in Rumi-Ottoman calendar / 1877-78). Ottoman Government granted them lands for settlement in Kars and Erzurum provinces but the clan eventually moved to Ohrid in Macedonia only to be kicked out once again in 1912 and the remaining half were deported from Vodina (modern day Edessa in Selanik/Thessaloníki) during the Greco-Turkish population exchange of 1924.

    I don't know how to access the numbers yet but I know from personal experience that a significant number of villages exist in Turkey today where Circassian is the main language.

    Out of two million deported Circassians who were forced to cross the Black Sea in miserable conditions, half of them perished at sea and at the refugee camps on the Ottoman shore due to hunger and diseases.

    The initial settlement areas were Black Sea ports of Batumi, Trabzon, Ordu, Adapazari, Sinop and Samsun but the Circassians ended up densely populating Istanbul (Uskudar), Adapazari (Sakarya), Izmit, Tekirdag and Bursa mainly.

    By the terms of the Berlin Agreement (1878) those Circassians who were initially settled in refugee camps on the Balkan shores of Black Sea (Burgas, Vidin, Varna) were resettled in other sparsely populated areas of Ottoman Empire such as Jordan, Syria and Egypt. Among these Jordan (Amman) has the highest number of Circassian refugees. Prior to Circassian arrival, Amman was a ghost town in ruins.

    Quote Originally Posted by Surgünoglu View Post
    I have to disagree with that. Greek and Bulgarian Muslims may have assimilated once they returned to Turkey, as did many Muslims who left the Balkans, but that was often the case after the Balkan states gained independence. There were Greek Muslims who were still speaking Greek in 1920; were they assimilated?

    Ethnicity and religion were viewed through a different lens in the empire than elsewhere, it's true, and many people stated that they were Muslim by nationality. Let's be fair, though--ethnicity and linguistic identity were far more salient in the Ottoman lands than some considered. Surely, a wise ruler will be able to navigate it properly, but I'm not sure if assimilation bonuses for the empire make much sense. Assimilate into what, precisely? Turks? Arabs?
    Assimilation is an issue we have to wait the game release date to see how the mechanics work. Truth is, the Turkish Republic did an awesome job assimilating different muslim groups within the country, save the Kurds. But how would a multi-religious and multi-cultural Ottoman Empire fare with assimilation in long run is another story.
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    I like this. Alot.

    By 1836, the Ottoman Empire is in decline though, with nationalism and new fangled western ideals already at the gates, and having cost the Empire critical parts of the Balkans.

    So my point is, Ottomania should ideally covers two different angles. First, the historical path of decline. When you make a mod about a country you admire, its easy to want to fill it with great events that propel it back to its former glory. However, flavor events that capture the essence and consequences of imperial decline are very important in this context I believe.

    And then, without handing over any cookie free to the player, there can be another set of flavor events and decisions and stuff, that can kick in if the player a-historically manages to recover some, or much, of the Empire's glory... it shouldn't be easy, but it should be possible, with rewards probably allowing Istanbul to tighten its grip back on the Balkans, possibly re-annexing its vassals without having to wage war against them, for instance. After all, they all gained their semi-independence at first precisely because of the Ottomans' decline...

    Even a militarily and economically invigorated Ottoman Empire has to deal with new ideas and ideals from the west, and that should probably be reflected in all of this

    Good luck. Great project, and I love the modular option.

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