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    Any ideas on how to generate some revenue? Before I begin the sh!tfest, I'd like to have a halfway decent economy. I've been NFing Clergymen like mad so far, but I'm thinking about researching another NF tech so I can NF Clergy and Capis or Clergy and Soldiers...
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingFred View Post
    Any ideas on how to generate some revenue? Before I begin the sh!tfest, I'd like to have a halfway decent economy. I've been NFing Clergymen like mad so far, but I'm thinking about researching another NF tech so I can NF Clergy and Capis or Clergy and Soldiers...
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    Greece.
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    Well, the short answer is... you can't really have a healthy economy with greece's starting pops. You can conquer johore to help you with gold, but when the time for war comes, you'll have to cut education to make full stockpile payments + mob. impact. Get full efficiency in your greek provinces, then clergy. After that, soldiers since you're gonna need craploads. You can't industralise with 200k people, so I wouldn't try that . But the hard part is getting lucky enough in the sense that the ottos usually get alliances with even bigger gps. And you can't really call any gp allies of your own cause they're major a-holes. If it's a one-on-one between you and the turk, you can eventually make it. You can get all your cores in a war, but I'd leave one for later, so that you can start the next war right away.

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    Update: I just wrested Crete from Egypt after a series of bizarre wars. I've been unable to grow my army at all (outside of adding one unit of infantry in Tunis after conquering it), but my navy is growing steadily. Of my 3 full-fledged states, one (Attica) is at 4% clergy, and I have now switched that NF to Peloponese, or however you spell it. This game is getting interesting.
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    always interesting to play as the underdog.

    edit: started a game of greece out of boredom, retake all my cores by 1873, using foreign troops as cannonfodders worked great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegachicken View Post
    Also how did you take tripoli from the ottomans effectively if they start at war with them? Would it be too hard to build warscore if the ottomans occupy one province?
    When you attack Tunisia and then Tripoli and you manage to take one province from them, the Ottomans usually WP them. Had the same issue when starting my Greece game. This was the best start to form the Byzantine Empire in 1903 by using colonial troops to wrench greek cores from the Ottoman Empire, when it was at war with Russia.

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    Nice! But you'll still be stuck with all those non-accepted pops that will be revolting for the rest of the game

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    Crush Turks with Tunisians, Crush Tunisians with Egyptians, Crush Egyptians with Greeks, problem solved! They can't be all revolting at the same time, right?

    (until Greeks crush me)

    Anyway, as a brutal, cruel, cold-blooded ruler, next mission is to conquer Ethiopia and slay who dare to oppose the armies of the Roman Emperor
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    Are you still an absolute monarchy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by henryjai View Post
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    It's kind of lame that even at this point the Arabs and Balkan countries still don't wont to revolt.
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    Does AHD let you conquer capitals now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMT97 View Post
    Does AHD let you conquer capitals now?
    AFAIK the turks can move capital to Ankara, if Istanbul doesn't border Turk lands in Europe OR if it's the only remaining part of region in Europe. Or you know... you can edit so that you can conquer capital regions, it's not like it's anything more than a 1 minute task.

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    Quote Originally Posted by medopu View Post
    AFAIK the turks can move capital to Ankara, if Istanbul doesn't border Turk lands in Europe OR if it's the only remaining part of region in Europe. Or you know... you can edit so that you can conquer capital regions, it's not like it's anything more than a 1 minute task.
    In one game, the Turks moved their capital to Ankara, I DOWed them to free Egypt in Ankara, and Egypt took Ankara itself, moving the Ottoman capital to Nicosia, which hindered my subsequent attempt to free Cyprus.

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    Fairly boring generally-bankrupt Ottoman Empire, but quite a few bizarre things happened along the way.

    - Ethiopia was my ally and I was willing to reward them, but they actually got all their land additions from British intervention and their own independent war against Egypt.
    - "American Egypt" is a reminder of why you don't invite your GP buddies into wars with you.

    End Game Statistics:
    - Only two socialist parties in power (no communist states at all), but oh so many fascists (including three dictatorships).
    - Only Transvacore ended up completely uncivilized, with Yemen (my punching bag), Nepal (Britain's punching bag) and Bukkhara (don't know what their excuse is) partially westernized.
    - I have a whole lot of provinces due to colonization, but aside from that and my leadership I'm not really that advanced.


    Gran Colombia declared independence from Ecuador , leading to much strangeness. Colombia tried to free Ecuadorian territory from Gran Colombia, but was foiled by Peru selfishly seizing land (since it made Gran Colombia a one-state nation, which I think voided the free people cb Colombia was using).
    Ecuador became a Proletarian Dictatorship, almost fell to reactionaries (when I selflessly saved it with an invasion since it was nationalizing my investments), and would then fairly rapidly become a Fascist Dictatorship.

    Even stranger was Italy:

    - Italy started out fine, with Red Shirts marching on Rome and quickly bringing all of Italy under Sicilian control. It even took a few colonies from Morocco.
    - The big mistake of the king of Italy was to attack Egypt. He white peaced out after an overly ambitious start (which was hurt by everyone else fighting against Egypt and getting their wargoals faster than Italy, thus blocking off what Italy had wanted) and due to logistical problems had to leave most of his army sitting around in Cairo for a few years.
    - Meanwhile, Jacobins and Communists rose up in the mainland of Italy.
    - Communists took over the north of Italy, but Jacobins got to Rome first and turned it into an HMS Government. In the chaos, Modena and Tuscany declared independence, separating out the communist north from the rest of Italy (rebels forced Modena back into Italy after awhile whereupon it immediately got occupied by communist rebels).
    - France and Austria took the opportunity to expand into Italy. France took Savoy and then Piedmont, while Austria swept up the rest of the lands north of theformer Papal States.
    - The Two Sicilies declared independence in the truce period between the wars and immediately got to work joining in the fun of dismantling Italy.
    - The Papal States rebelled, leaving Italy with only Rome, Nice, Sardinia, and colonies in Morocco.
    - France and Sardinia raced to be the first to free Rome and return it to the pope - in the end, France won and took half of Italy's Moroccan lands with it. Now Italy was completely removed from the Italian peninsula.
    - Not content with the utter devastation of their one time master, the Papal States and the Two Sicilies both declared war to free Sardinia to Sardinia-Piedmont. The Two Sicilies decided to also take the last slice of Morocco, and the peace was signed early 1935. The only possession left under the control of the Kingdom of Italy was the city of Nice.

    This all made Italy slightly fascist - we can see this political ideology evolve by looking at the following provinces:

    - Florence, Tuscany. Tuscany was the first nation to declare its independence, and its levels of fascist support is more or less the usual amount I saw in nations this playthrough.
    - Aquila, Two Sicilies. By the time it was freed, Italy had already lost the north.
    - Perugia, Papal States. The loss of the Two Sicilies really hurt Italy, and multiple wars also occurred before the Papal States declared independence.
    - Rome, Papal States. Freed even later than most of the Papal States, Rome was in Italy for the loss of all the rest of its peninsular possessions. It also got occupied for a long time in the wars, which make its populace even angrier.
    - Cagliari, Sardinia-Piedmont. By this time, Italy had lost almost everything and was under an almost constant state of war (due to the smaller Italian states all trying to be the one who would free Sardinia, even if they didn't have the army to actually succeed). Taking a piece of Italy was basically guaranteeing a future of fascism in your country.
    - Nice, Italy. Last stronghold of the once great nation. Reactionary and Conservative support are both around 7% each, leaving only 4% split between the communists, socialists, anarcho-liberals, and liberals.
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    wow...poor italy. I don't think I've ever seen a country get reduced to a OPM
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    A recent game that went really well. I was playing as South Africa, and did well enough. I would definitely say it's an easy country to play. The map shows some of the territory gains by Russia and Germany during the latest great wars, of which I fought in both and didn't pick the winning side in either. The largest cities in the world are marked, save a couple in India... because they were all densely populated. The surprising hotspot was the South Sandwich Islands with a staggering 450k population. I have no idea why so many people wanted to live near Antarctica. I pasted the countries flags around the map, relating to the government they ended up with. Spot all the government overthrows!

    A couple of things to note: China modernized fairly early and was a dominant force most of the game. Great Britain never budged from first spot. There are no un-modernized countries remaining in the game. Japan and Korea are my closest opponents in points. We've been trading the last great power spot back and forth for years. Ethiopia is my satellite, but no matter how much help I give them, they're constantly falling apart.

    The games more or less over now, so I figured it was a good spot to post an empire. If South Africa manages to conquer the world in the next 15 years, I'll post an update.

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    How did you get the map to look like that?

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