You know, that little country no one ever sees free, I doubt anyone's ever bothered to play, and also the closest thing I have to an independent country made of my home state of Nevada. Which is totally NOT why I like them so much. It is a nation that starts with the grand total of 20,000 people within its borders at the start, and not a single one of primary culture. That's right -- 0 people in the country at the start are Yankee. We still get a focus point, though, of course.
A pleasant, newly independent serene little republic that will soon(hopefully) rise to become a world power, wielding considerable might and influence. Hopefully. I'm not THAT good at the game, but who cares. Lets have some fun.
The goals of Deseret in this AAR are ambitious and possibly impossible. Who cares. I can dream. If one or two of my goals become absolutely impossible to achieve, I will seek out other ones that may be easier. If it becomes too easy to do, somehow, I will extend them.
- To become a Great Power of at least rank 7 by 1936.
- To rule lands in Oceania, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
All this with a starting situation of 20,000 people with a single focus point for probably the entire game, no soldiers, no mobilization possible, barely any money, surrounded by the Mexicans who may or may not want their land back and the Americans who want to go to the coast of the Pacific. We do have some things going for us, though. For example, our low population makes literacy go up really fast, promotions and focuses have much more pronounced effects, and we also have a pretty spiffy flag.
Update soon... as in later.
And, no, this is not my first AAR. Though it is with a Paradox game. My AAR's tend to be very wordy, screenshots will only be heavy during intense warfare. I like explaining things, making jokes, and the like. While the AAR is gameplay focused, it also should and will have a comedy value otherwise I'd find no point in me making one. So, if you like a somewhat wordy but laughable and lighthearted AAR with only the important screenshots, then hop aboard. If all you're looking for is screenshots and a couple sentences, go look elsewhere.