Serbia is tired of being beat around by the Ottoman Empire. Tired of being vassalized by them. Tired of having its attempts to become free crushed. No more! Serbia has thrown off the shackles of the Ottoman oppressors, and instead are now the OTTOMAN'S oppressors. That's right, the mighty Ottoman empire is now the vassal of the once puny Serbia! And they are not the only ones. France, too, fell under Serbia, although originally as a lesser PU partner, until being inherited and released as a vassal. Bohemia is a recent jewel for the Serbian crown, with them becoming the junior partner in a PU with Serbia, thus giving Serbia the HRE crown. Finally, Castille, once one of the strongest Catholic countries, is now a brother of the Serbs in Orthodoxism!
You must be saying "But this can't be possible! There is no start ever like that, not even in mods!" If you thought that, then you were right about their being no start like that. But you are wrong about it being impossible, for I have made it possible. I have played as Serbia, and I have liberated them from their oppressors, I have helped them oppress their oppressors, I have helped them convert the heretics in Castille to the one true faith, I have helped them beat back the Muslim heathens, I have given them rule over France and Bohemia, I have MADE them what they are now.
And now, you shall see where there story goes from this point. Serbia, once a Two Province Minor vassal of the Ottomans, are now a powerful empire, controlling most of Greece and quite a bit of Turkey. They are the recently crowned HRE, with vast powers in their control. Their trade-based economy is so strong, it would take a massive effort to derail it completely. Basically, Serbia is a SUPERPOWER. Never thought you would see that, eh?
Anyways, this AAR's save file was started from 1399, but the AAR itself will start from Friday, June 1, 1541. Serbia is westernized, but not military modernized. It has a rather concentrated empire, with its vassals having more overall territory than Serbia itself. Serbia also has an EXTREMELY powerful economy, accounting to the fact that the Greek and Turkey provinces are very wealthy and and bolstered by multiple buildings, plus its fairly good trading empire. If you want to see what happened before this AAR in a little better detail, then click here
Here's some pics on the world:
Sweden is the main contender here. Converting Castille to Orthodox had a bigger effect than I thought it would
Not too much going on. Only a couple of colonies, with the Euro's unaware of the Inca's on the other side of the continent.
Mali has been doing damn good so far. Same with Morocco. Europe still hasn't come in full force yet, so we shall see if Mali can hold up, or with Morocco, how much LONGER can it hold up.
Ming has collapsed. Hardcore. Wu has risen in its place, but I think China will be fractured for the rest of the game now. If it is united, I would prefer it to be Wu that unites it. Not only would it be awesome to see a different china besides Ming rule, I wanna see just how far the W and U for Wu can get spaced out XD
AI Hindustan! Too bad its under a PU....with Bali
Not too much unusualness going on....Besides mega Serbia and France having "Serbia" across it . As stated above, Serbia is a superpower, with France being its vassal due to France being inherited when it was a junior parter to Serbia.
As usual, its messed up XD
Serbia and serbian vassals/junior PU people only:
Alright, here's some comparison's between Serbia and other countries, and something of Serbia itself:
Gotta modernize ASAP, before that guy comes to the throne. Awesome diplo and military, bad admin :'(.
Told ya they had an uber economy
France is on there, but Serbia isn't. That shall change soon!
That'll take longer to do, but Serbia shall also eventually be on there
Not too bad
Of course I get GB as my neighbor >_>
Pretty good, overall. The uncored, wrong religion provo's are gonna revolt like its going out of style,though, when I modernize my army.(all cultures in Serbia are accepted atm, which is pretty good.)
This shows just how good trade is for me, and how little I actually spend. I am going to up my army soon, though. After all, I might as well use the HRE's army limit bonus at least a little
All your monopolies are belong to us
Gotta get them all! Strategic Goods!
Just to let you guys know who is deciding to be warmongering on who
Pfft, what's inflation? We've never had even a point of inflation!
Sorry for the mass amounts of pictures in the first post of the thread. I just needed to get you guys caught up on the game's progress, if only slightly. In the post after the next one(the next one is Table of Contents), I shall begin a backstory to the Serbian nation. No, I will not keep in the story the entire time probably, sometimes I will just give a gameplay update, although I will try to do the storytelling as much as possible.
Anyways, Welcome to Vassal No More-A Serbian Empire AAR!