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    An incredible achievement and done as plausibly as possible (not a bonkers world conquest job). Turning the med into a Tunisian lake really paid off against the UK.
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    Very nicely done, sir! A great achievement from such humble beginnings. Rule Tunisia! Tunisia rules the waves! Tunisians never, never, never will be slaves!
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    It looks like I'm not the only one who sacrifices thousands of men in the Sahara... in your case in an even more epic scale

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    A very nice performance with little Tunis. Became quite the beast in the end. I'm really curious just how different it would be if you got in all the health reforms earlier or later hehe. Without any gamey tactics you got them pretty early which turned out a very powerful bonus. Well done dealing with the UK and on second place. Its nice that you didn't have a land link with South Africa, I bet there would have been swarms of troops there. Anyway another great Selzro AAR!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melrick View Post
    Wow, fantastic job in finishing not only as number 2, but giving the UK a kicking as well! That's always good to see. lol Very well done indeed.
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    Well done! Can't wait for then next 'rags to riches' AAR.
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    An incredible achievement and done as plausibly as possible (not a bonkers world conquest job). Turning the med into a Tunisian lake really paid off against the UK.
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    Very nicely done, sir! A great achievement from such humble beginnings. Rule Tunisia! Tunisia rules the waves! Tunisians never, never, never will be slaves!
    Thank you all! It's been quite a voyage but it was all worth it when Tunis kicked the Brits out of the Med and established that Britannia does not quite rule all the waves.

    Quote Originally Posted by aldriq View Post
    It looks like I'm not the only one who sacrifices thousands of men in the Sahara... in your case in an even more epic scale

    Congratulations on finishing the AAR and on that well laboured 2nd position!
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    A very nice performance with little Tunis. Became quite the beast in the end. I'm really curious just how different it would be if you got in all the health reforms earlier or later hehe. Without any gamey tactics you got them pretty early which turned out a very powerful bonus. Well done dealing with the UK and on second place. Its nice that you didn't have a land link with South Africa, I bet there would have been swarms of troops there. Anyway another great Selzro AAR!
    Thanks! I wonder that about the health care reforms myself. I don't think I could have gotten them much earlier - 5 years maybe, if I had focused all my attention on them, but I was also afraid of what would happen if I had a rapidly increasing population without the capability of constructing factories. As it turned out, the RGOs filled up at around the time I westernized, which meant a minimum of lost labour. With Albania I had no such reforms and my industry only started to take off in the 1920s, IIRC, although I had started with about the same population as Tunis but more literacy and civilized nation status. As for Africa, the lack of a land border with the Cape Colony was very fortuitous, although British victories against Transvaal and Sokoto gave them a +25% warscore, which I only reversed after winning the two major battles in Niger. Never before had I seen that particular Central African state have such a great strategic importance, or soak up so much blood in constant battles...

    An interesting thing of note is that during the game I didn't get a single trade fair event (I did get a fair share of prestige from safaris and cotton, though). I wonder why that was.

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    Very impressive sor Tunisia! GG
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    Quote Originally Posted by Selzro View Post
    I did figure out how to make a peaceful transition from a presidential dictatorship to a democracy, though, which had puzzled me in the past (counter-reform to appointed upper house, getting the rich to become more liberal, landed voting reform and then underground parties reform - four steps).
    What government type are you after landed voting reform?

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    Revenge of Carthage against Rome.After 2700 and even more years.Man this AAR is frackin' epic.

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    Hats off to you for taking what has been consistently the first country to go and turning it into an African and Mediterranean superpower, a leading player into the second industrial revolution (and a place where the toiling masses seeth underneath state repression). I really enjoyed the 1922 population overview, seeing the militantly communist Maghrebi clergy (let alone the socialist capitalist) One should wonder whether the newly-assimilated Tunisian-Cretans still tell their mantinades in faultless fusha arabic...

    I have a question too: What CB, if any, did you use to pretect Egypt from European aggression in the late part of the game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprites View Post
    Very impressive sor Tunisia! GG
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    Revenge of Carthage against Rome.After 2700 and even more years.Man this AAR is frackin' epic.
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    What government type are you after landed voting reform?
    Still presidential dictatorship. Despite the reform, there was no voting until I got a basic level of political parties as well. Then, it turned into a democracy.

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    Hats off to you for taking what has been consistently the first country to go and turning it into an African and Mediterranean superpower, a leading player into the second industrial revolution (and a place where the toiling masses seeth underneath state repression). I really enjoyed the 1922 population overview, seeing the militantly communist Maghrebi clergy (let alone the socialist capitalist) One should wonder whether the newly-assimilated Tunisian-Cretans still tell their mantinades in faultless fusha arabic...

    I have a question too: What CB, if any, did you use to pretect Egypt from European aggression in the late part of the game?
    Heh, I think their mantinades will often sing about their meteoric transition from a land-based economy to an industrial powerhouse, and how the idyllic old ways were lost so fast - in the old Greek or the more widespread Arabic. Before invading Egypt, in the 1920s, I had influenced it a lot, to pull it out of the American sphere and drop American influence to neutral (so they wouldn't intervene). As a result, even after our war I had friendly relations and 100 influence, so I could intervene in their wars and, when I decided it was in Tunis' best interests, pull them into my SOI.
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    Selzro,

    I've begun reading, and am about half-way through, where you've just become a Great Power and you have quite an interesting set of wars underway!

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    Thanks guys! I'm embarrassed to say I still haven't read all of 'I am Siam' (and I've fallen behind on all AARs these past few weeks...), but I should be back in shape once I've fully restored my procrastination powers.
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    I apologise for my stupidity, but what language is the title in?

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    Latin. Salzro refers to Cato the elder's "Carthago delenda est", that is Carthage must be destroyed. Cato, paranoid about the possibility of a resurgent Carthage challenging Rome even 50 years after Hannibal's defeat, used to end all his Senate speeches, however irrelevant the subject, with that catchphrase. Since Tunisia in this game faced invasion from any possible country and the narrative part of the AAR includes referrences to a "Punic revival", seems appropriate as a title.

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    A truly spectacular achievement!
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    Just read this AAR in one go. This is one of the V2's greatest AARs, right up there with the Siam GP. Still this is probably an even greater achievement seeing the small size of Tunis' population and start territory compared to Siam's.

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    Fantastically done. I can't even survive as the OE on this game yet xD


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    Thanks to some spare time in work, i have just spent the afternoon reading through this. Excellent stuff, a really great AAR and amazing gameplay!

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    starting reading through, haven't finished yet, but wow. Amazing job with Tunis, really something to behold!

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