Moose, Midgets and miserable memories
Welcome to my first AAR, featuring Sweden (in honour of Paradox). I hope to be able to feature 1000 elephants (or, for lack of them, moose) before reaching 1821.
This is played on DW (started with the 17-5 beta, will keep upgrading), everything on normal, historical nations off.
Chapter 1 - The beginnings
Chapter 2 - The fun begins
Let me begin and take you back to, well, let's say 1399. Unfortunately, at this moment of time the great country of moose and midgets is being ruled from Legoland. 'Personal Union' they call it. Ha. We'll show them, in time.
Also, the great country of moose and midgets isn't too great yet. There are some lands in the north that we can take, allowing us to grow stronger before confronting the legomen. We will move our focus there, to encourage growth.
Also, we recognize the importance of trading our riches for even bigger riches from abroad.
Some months later, we are reconfirmed in our choices. The Hansa opens up a trade station, resulting in an economic upturn.
In the meantime, we are reminded of another thing to do, but we will take our time to do so, lacking the monetary means for now.
And so the years go by. Quiet years they were, with the main achievements being the full colonization of the north.
But the first signs that things weren't going to be quiet forever were also visible. To the east, Novogorod had been eyeing us enviously.
With the growing tensions, we tried to get a tighter grip on the country. Not everyone liked this.
The revolt was quickly suppressed, though. Just in time, as it turned out: