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    The Adventures of King Radama



    Ah, Madagascar...Island of Glory. Island of Legend. The Great Britian of Africa. This is the story of her rise to glory (possibly).

    It will all be due to this man:


    His name: King Rakotosehenondradama II.

    We'll just call him King Radama II, for short. His mother (a beastly woman) persecuted missionaries, Europeans, her ex-husband's family, her rivals' families, propserous rice farmers, impoverished rice farmers, fishermen, fisherwomen, fisherchildren, and pretty much anyone she could get her hands on. Happily, she has perished. Slipped on a Yaro Root, I am told.

    Now: Her son Radama has taken over. Educated in England, he has dreams of making his Island Kingdom into the "Britain of Africa," a preeminant naval power and a colonial powerhouse. We wish him luck with that.


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    Best of luck to King Radama, he's going to need it... I'm sure there are plenty of people in the Malagasy establishment who will try to preserve his late mother's ways
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    Poems everyone, poems!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy4ever View Post
    Britain of Africa? You think far too small my friend.
    I never dream small!

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    Best of luck to King Radama, he's going to need it... I'm sure there are plenty of people in the Malagasy establishment who will try to preserve his late mother's ways
    He shall overcome. I am certain of it!

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    Will we see any Norwegian poets this time?
    If the Norse decide to vacation in Madagascar, then it is conceivable some might be poets, yes.

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    1836: And Here My Trouble Begin

    1836





    Good morning. It is I, King Radama II. This is my story. As a small boy, my mother sent me to live abroad. To England, in fact. As she hated all Westerners, all things Western and anything related to boats, I have always questioned this decision. My Aunt Freida insists mother loved me. I have my doubts.

    But I digress. I was sent to England and educated in the finest institutions of Higher Learning, from Public School 54 on West Manchester Avenue, for my early learning, to my days at the College, or Uni, as us highly educated chaps refer to it.





    West Birmingham Valley Community College, where King Radama earned a double Associates Degree in Philosophy and Women’s Studies

    In that time, I have grown to love the magnificence, the culture, the learning, and – yes, even the Cricket! Oh Merry England, Island of Magic. How I love you!

    Only then, my glorious youth was snatched from me, even as I earned a spot as Assistant Equipment Manager on the College Rugby team, fate was laughing at me. Back home, you see, mother had perished. Slipped on a Yaro root while kicking some street urchins. She died. They stole her watch.

    I was summoned home immediately to assume the Throne. I went from my life of Academia and my Chums and Sport and instead had the difficulties of ruling laid upon my youthful shoulders. But, if I learned anything from my time in England, it was the stiff upper lip. I returned without too much weeping. There, I was crowned King in a touching ceremony and escorted to the Imperial Palace.





    The Royal Palace. That’s Aunt Freida in the doorway. As a Widow and Member of the Royal Family, she is allowed to live in the Palace with her 9 children. She’s only pretending to sweep. Posing for the camera. That work is usually done by the Butler or the 2 live in maids.



    It was then that I forgot my stiff upper lip for a bit.

    When the Ministers found me and dragged me off the Tramp Clipper Bedouin I realized that there would be no escape. I was stuck here and would have to make the best of it.

    I decided then and there, someday I would live in a Palace as glorious as the West Birmingham Valley Community College Student Dormitories. Of course, this would require Westernization. A process the People, a suspicious lot, might not go for.




    They do seem a bit skeptical of the process.



    But I shall bring the British Public School ‘Can Do’ Spirit to this project. Someday, we shall be the Britain of Africa! Stake It UK!

    Now then, what have we to work with?





    What we have to work with are a bunch of Lemur-Worshiping, Conservative Artisans and Miners. Oh, and Slaves. Kind of the Anti-Britain if you really think about it.







    We also have a tidy budget surplus and a well-fed populous. Really quite a lot to work with here!







    And here is the politics of my Kingdom. I am an Absolute Monarch, which should make bending the nation to my new vision very easy. We do have quite a lot to do before we can Westernize, so I’ve directed the Faculty and Teachers Assistants of Eastern Middleview Valley Regional Technical College, our Finest Institution of Higher Learning, to start unlocking the Secrets of Post-Napoleonic Thought as our first step.





    The EMVRTC Fighting Lemurs Glee Club “Lemurs 4Ever!”



    And so, my rule begins!



    One Month Later




    What! A 45 Pound Daily Deficit? What the Hell people!



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    Maybe he can sell his palace...

    Oh, wait... He can't...
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    Tax 'em to the bone! It's not like the notoriously efficient and fearsome Malagasy Internal Revenue Service will be able to actually collect 100% of everything they own. Also, perhaps you should lower the stockpile slider.

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    never ever trust the numbers on 1/1/1836
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    The mother's stolen watch could have been handy in this situation. I believe such a family heirloom could have been pawned for a decent amount of cash.

    You should research for the freedom of trade if you want to get rid of those monetary problems. Your income usually sky-rockets when the ports are opened to the filthy westerners.

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    Looks like you want debt. Debt is good if you have no plans of paying it back.

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    Slipped on a Yaro root while kicking some street urchins. She died. They stole her watch.
    Nice.

    This should be promising. And, as I'm only half a game ahead of you (with Belgium - I didn't dare going any lower on the totem pole), it should even prove educational. Which the dear King, with his public school background, should find most uplifting.

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    Bravo! Off to a fine start!

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    Don't even bother thinking about your debt. You can and will pay it back later. It was a bad idea not to pick freedom of trade right off the bat, most uncivs and small civs cannot get a budget surplus without it but will easily make a surplus with it. Freedom of Trade is probably the most important tech in the entire game. Do you plan on going to war soon? If not then my the army tech?

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    And I thought Ethiopia started poor in 1836 You are going to have to tax every lemur and chameleon in sight to stay afloat... On the bright side, you have a smaller proportion of slaves, so surely your population is poorer but happier
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    Having a closer look: 80% of your spending is to build up national stockpile... what is it that is needed that much? Without your deficit would merely be 5£ a day (ok that's still twice as much expenses than income, but there is always FoT).

    So any early military adventures I guess?
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