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    Chapter 32: Spanish Inquisition

    May 12, 1889: German Pan Nationalists rise up in Hanover. I let them go - taking out a united Germany would be simpler.



    August 23: Ottoman scientists discover Empiricism, giving a +50% boost to research. To celebrate, we declare war on Spain, enemy of Empiricism. That our armies were next door after beating France is a complete coincidence.



    In response, Spain mobilizes. Sources say this is because the regular Spanish army is afraid to die alone. This gives them 137 brigades to my 236.

    First, we start with bait. (We use only the best Sokot bait.



    September 11: Austria declares bankruptcy. Guess who their biggest creditor was?

    In other news, Spain launches a withering attack in Ethiopia.



    The Spanish take the bait...the AI is a sucker for attacking a "weak" army even if a larger army is standing nearby.



    September 24: The Austrians surrender...dropping them to 18th place and a firm spot as "nobody"



    October 4: I didn't get a chance to envelop the Spanish, but that's OK. 4:1 losses is good enough for now. Now to set the trap again...the Spanish can't be that dumb, right?



    Or....maybe they can.



    January 1, 1890: Ottoman scientists invent the Monitor, the first in the (Ottoman) world to do so. Due to rampant illiteracy still in the empire, they're still having trouble getting the ships built right. Apparently covering a wooden ship with clothesirons isn't how you make an ironclad.

    January 6: Spanish history will forever remember the day when they lost an army of 180,000 men by letting it get surrounded. To their credit, they did try to break the encirclement at Logromo and Bilbao, but didn't make it in time. This is the effective end of the war - the remaining 60K men in Spain proper are quickly surrounded and dispatched, and the occupation begins.



    With that over, it's time for the next war...


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    Bonus! Here are the rankings...remember, with this version, Britain is turbo-assimilating India, so I will almost certainly not catch her.


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    You could occupy all their industrial sectors, never make peace, and let their industry score go down, down, down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zagoroth View Post
    You could occupy all their industrial sectors, never make peace, and let their industry score go down, down, down.

    Its good to see this AAR back!
    Yeah. See that ever so slight military score disparity? Even if I won, all my enemies (read: the world) would be coming after me for BLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!! as soon as they saw my strength drop. Not sure it's worth trying...

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    Quote Originally Posted by naggy View Post
    Even if I won, all my enemies (read: the world) would be coming after me for BLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!! as soon as they saw my strength drop. Not sure it's worth trying...
    Since you still owe us a big land war with Russia, that'd kill two birds with one stone
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    Quote Originally Posted by aldriq View Post
    Since you still owe us a big land war with Russia, that'd kill two birds with one stone
    You mean the Zerg, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by naggy View Post
    You mean the Zerg, right?
    Oh come on, the Russians don't have any genetic tech beyond peas in this time frame. Now stop co-spamming your own thread, I'm busy trying to read your other AAR!
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    ah good to see this back ... it feels so right and proper (in a very wierd way)

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    Wonderful to see this return and frankly I wouldn't put it beyond you catching up with the British, their turbo-assimilation of India or not! I'm surprised you managed to defeat Spain though, they fought so well.
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    This is a pretty good AAR so far, but you must beat the Ruskies and Limeys to make it complete. In one war.

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    I'm amazed you haven't re-conquered greece yet...
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