Sakura_F: You should see the outerface.
aldriq: I know… they must have some wicked techs or something. It almost makes the military rankings look arbitrary.
This Update’s Observation:
What’s with all the dudes? Anyway, let’s bitch about women. The Internet is all about secrecy, just post and no one will ever know who you are.
Little happened through 1860. Denmark rejected another alliance - the losers - I continued to ban the UK in China and the CSA finally got around to forming. You know, I remember many people complaining the CSA used to form too early in other patches - like in 1850 - but historically it could’ve happened at that time. Its just that other states weren’t yet to go along with South Carolina. Its plausible, depending on how events formed in the game, if a CSA was created in the 1850’s. Anyway, they formed on 28 May and two days later I began sending subsidies to them.
I had considered joining the war at some point but reflecting on my Spain game, having another nation competing against me for the Great Powers slot wasn’t a risk I was willing to take. However, I didn’t mind the US having a Civil War go on for as long as possible
Mid August the Temperance League came to Russia of all places. Sure we can publicly claim we’re working with them but I’m not prosecuting anyone willing to bottle a little white lightning.
Late December the first Socialists showed in Krakow but didn’t do anything big. And a few weeks later the USA/UK and Mexico war came to an end with the UK ceding Mexico’s Oklahoma.
Around February France and UK joined an alliance and I decided to cancel my subsidies to the CSA and begin gearing my nation for war against Spain. We need to free those Filipinos. However, 11 July France declared war on Bavaria. Well, this opened up the possibility for another war against the Ottoman Empire. As for the French war: France v. Bavaria and Baden for Bavarian Hesse-Nassau.
Early October the Geneva Convention tried ruining my parade and I pushed Montenegro up enough so they became Friendly with me. Basically that means Montenegro will give me a little something if I pick up the check.
31 October advanced preparations for war kicked in: All taxes were raised to 90% and National Stockpile was placed at 50%.
1 December I declared war on the Ottoman Empire for the release of the rest of Montenegro. To my surprise France came to the Ottoman’s aid.
Russia, Greece, Serbia, Wallachia, Egypt, Afghanistan and Siam v. France and the Ottoman Empire.
After mobilization Regiments:
Ottoman Empire 22
Ottoman Empire 10