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    [Forum game] The End of an Era: 1917 Balance of Power



    War rages across the world. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914 quickly spread from a diplomatic incident between Austria and Serbia into a war on such a scale that has not been seen sense the Napoleonic wars. A whole generation of Europeans is being slaughtered in the trenches of this Great War. The war is in it's fourth year, and it is unclear who is winning. The Western allies have wasted their young men on futile offensives, and the century long rule of the Czars of Russia has been brought down by German assaults. But the Germans, weakened by the two front war and a British blockade, need quick victories, something in short supply. Their allies, due to lack of reform and industrial weakness, stand on the brink of collapse. The untested power of America stands to intervene after the Zimmermann telegram threatened their neutrality. The stage is set for end game.

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    Hello and welcome to The End of an Era, balance of power game set in the late 1910s to the 1930s and beyond. You can take command of any nation during this time period and lead them through it. It's main focus is alternate history, so feel free to change things up whenever you feel like it. Hitler and Stalin might not rise to power in Germany and Russia, Franklin Roosevelt may never be elected, or China may reform into a moderate democratic system. It's really up to you, and the role of the dice.

    The game will be played out in turns. During times largely of peace each turn will be one year. During times of war each turn will be three months. You will PM your orders to me and I will write an update based on your orders and dice rolling. Often updates will come in several sections spread out over a week. Your orders can be whatever you can think of, as long as it's not to outrageous.

    The way this game works is that each country will have a set of statistics like this:

    The United Kingdom
    Played by: Black Shadow
    Public support: 35%
    Economic level: 4
    Army numbers: 9
    Army level: 4
    Navy numbers: 10
    Navy level: 6
    Mobilized: Yes

    Public support is the percentage of people that support the current government. (obviously) The lower this number, the more likely the people are to vote for the opposition or rebel or launch a coup. If the numbers get under 10%, there is a 50-50 chance of your government being overthrown regardless of whether you're democratic or not. Some populations are more conservative, others are liberal, others support socialism, although the latter group is often more upset with the current government then anything else. You'll have to gauge what kind of population you have, and work off of it.

    Economic level is the strength of your country, ranging from 0-8. This number also signifies how many orders you can send per turn. A country with an extremely powerful economy like the United States can send in eight orders, while a country like Saudi Arabia may only be able to send in one. Obviously some of your orders can be to improve your economy, although you will have to specify what about your economy you wish to improve.

    Army numbers is the amount of solders you can put into the war zone. It is fairly self explanatory. Navy numbers works the same way. You can't build new units unless you are mobilized, which I will explain later.

    Army level represents the training, equipment, leadership, and general quality of your solders. The better quality your troops are, the more successful (generally) they will be on the battlefield. Navy level works the same way. You can only increase unit level if your are demobilized, and even then it will take several turns to do, especially with larger armies.

    Mobilization is the allocation of most of your resources to war. You can mobilize or demobilize at any time, but beware the costs of both. While mobilized your public support is likely to suffer, especially if you mobilize during peacetime. Some populations won't mind mobilization as much. While mobilized you can build new units and build defenses. However, while mobilized you cannot take action to improve your economy, and reform will take longer. Some economies will improve anyway (mostly capitalist ones) and some will suffer. (again mostly capitalist ones, it's possible for one or the other to happen)

    Rebel factions:
    Groups like the Soviets at game start are rebel factions. They have no power projection beyond public support and a often small group of fighters. They cannot take action, and have a 0 economic level. They can still work to gain public support, but that is about the extent of their power. On any turn, they can launch an uprising, and die will be rolled to determine whether or not the rebellion or revolution succeeds.

    Some ground rules for the game:

    1. What I say goes. If you have problems with the outcome in a certain situation, you can keep playing regardless or leave the game.

    2. Use OOC as little as possible. All political debates are to happen IC, along with all mudslinging. Both are to be avoided anyway.

    3. No swearing or otherwise using vulgar language.

    4. Follow the forum rules at all times. This should be obvious, but I'll say it again.

    I will post country stats each turn. I wish to get major countries such as the US and Germany taken first. Opening stats to come.
    Last edited by OConner; 07-02-2012 at 23:10.
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    I forgot that stats will also include government types. Also governments in exile and rebel groups that have not yet risen up have economic level zero and cannot take any actions yet.

    The United Kingdom
    Played by: hygge0302
    Government: Constitutional Monarchy
    Public support: 27%
    Economic level: 5
    Army numbers: 6 [5 in France 1 in Palestine]
    Army level: 4
    Navy numbers: 10
    Navy level: 6
    Mobilized: Yes

    France
    Played by: Shock3r
    Government: Republic
    Public support: 22%
    Economic level: 5
    Army numbers: 10
    Army level: 3
    Navy numbers: 4
    Navy level: 4
    Mobilized: Yes

    Italy
    Played by: Morrell8
    Government: Constitutional Monarchy
    Public support: 28%
    Economic level: 3
    Army numbers: 7
    Army level: 3
    Navy numbers: 3
    Navy level: 4
    Mobilized: Yes

    The German Empire
    Played by: Frymonmon
    Government: Constitutional Monarchy
    Public support: 26%
    Economic level: 5
    Army numbers: 12 [In France]
    Army level: 5
    Navy numbers: 2
    Navy level: 6
    Mobilized: Yes

    The United States
    Played by: King50000
    Government: Federal Republic
    Public support: 18%
    Economic level: 8
    Army numbers: 1
    Army level: 4
    Navy numbers: 6
    Navy level: 6
    Mobilized: no

    Austria-Hungary
    Played By: Duke of Britain
    Government: Absolute Monarchy
    Public support: 20%
    Economic level: 3
    Army numbers: 8 [3 in Romania 5 in Italy]
    Army level: 3
    Navy numbers: 1
    Navy level: 2
    Mobilized: yes

    The Ottoman Empire
    Played by: reis91
    Government: Absolute Monarchy
    Public support: 16%
    Economic level: 3
    Army numbers: 6
    Army level: 3
    Navy numbers: 1
    Navy level: 1
    Mobilized: yes

    Empire of Japan
    Played by: Syber
    Government: Absolute Monarchy
    Public support: 86%
    Economic level: 4
    Army numbers: 4 [ 2 in Korea 1 in Qingdao]
    Army level: 4
    Navy numbers: 4
    Navy level: 6
    Mobilized: no

    Kuomintang
    Played by: Muskeato
    Government: Republic
    Public support: 70%
    Economic level: 2
    Army numbers: 7
    Army level: 1
    Navy numbers: 1
    Navy level: 1
    Mobilized: no

    The Netherlands
    Played by: Spitfire5793
    Government: Constitutional Monarchy
    Public support: 24%
    Economic level: 4
    Army numbers: 3
    Army level: 4
    Navy numbers: 3
    Navy level: 6
    Mobilized: yes

    Romania
    Played by: misiame
    Government: Constitutional monarchy
    Public support: 33%
    Economic level: 2
    Army numbers: 4
    Army level: 3
    Navy numbers: 1
    Navy level: 3
    Mobilized: yes

    Bulgaria
    Played by: Thandros
    Government: absolute monarchy
    Public support: 25%
    Economic level: 2
    Army numbers: 4 [1 in Greece 3 in Romania]
    Army level: 3
    Navy numbers: 1
    Navy level: 3
    Mobilized: yes

    Russian Provisional Government
    Played by: Culise
    Government: Republic
    Public support: 22%
    Economic level: 5
    Army numbers: 13
    Army level: 2
    Navy numbers: 2
    Navy level: 3
    Mobilized: yes

    Soviet Russia
    Played by: Congo
    Government: Socialist Dictatorship
    Public support: 55%
    Economic level: 0
    Army numbers: 9
    Army level: 3
    Navy numbers: 0
    Navy level: 0
    Mobilized: yes

    Serbia
    Played by: DoomBunny
    Government: Government in exile
    Public support: 0%
    Economic level: 0
    Army numbers: 1
    Army level: 3
    Navy numbers: 0
    Navy level: 0
    Mobilized: yes

    South Africa
    Played by: Seek75
    Government: Republic
    Public support: 14%
    Economic level: 2
    Army numbers: 1
    Army level: 4
    Navy numbers: 1
    Navy level: 5
    Mobilized: no

    Australia
    Played by: Taiisatai64
    Government: Colonial Dominion
    Public support: 27%
    Economic level: 2
    Army numbers: 1 [in Europe]
    Army level: 4
    Navy numbers: 1
    Navy level: 5
    Mobilized: no

    Mexico
    Played by: Fire and Ash
    Government: Republic
    Public support: 59%
    Economic level: 1
    Army numbers: 2
    Army level: 3
    Navy numbers: 0
    Navy level: 0
    Mobilized: no

    Spartacus league
    Played by: Red Cesar
    Government: Revolutionary political party
    Public support: 15%
    Economic level: 0
    Army numbers: 2
    Army level: 2
    Navy numbers: 0
    Navy level: 0
    Mobilized: no

    Argentina
    Played by: Mr. Santiago
    Government: Republic
    Public support: 42%
    Economic level: 2
    Army numbers: 2
    Army level: 3
    Navy numbers: 1
    Navy level: 4
    Mobilized: no

    White Russia
    Played by: Falconette
    Government: counter-revolutionary forces
    Public support: 10%
    Economic level: 0
    Army numbers: 4
    Army level: 3
    Navy numbers: 0
    Navy level: 0
    Mobilized: yes

    Updates:

    Spring 1917
    Spring 1917 stats
    Summer 1917
    Summer 1917 stats
    Last edited by OConner; 26-02-2012 at 19:50.
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    OOC: Yaaaay. Not sure who I want to play as yet. Since Suirantes is going for the Bolsheviks.

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    Think ima wait it out. Play as the Communists in Hungary when they arise.

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    Hmmm, since I can't play as my motherland Slovakia, I'm playing as denmark in another game, maybe romania again but I would probably die from the bolsheviks, neither Georgia or Armenia. I would like to play as Georgia if it's possible.

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    I'll take South Africa.
    A rebel without a cause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Cesar View Post
    Think ima wait it out. Play as the Communists in Hungary when they arise.
    Quote Originally Posted by misiame
    Hmmm, since I can't play as my motherland Slovakia, I'm playing as denmark in another game, maybe romania again but I would probably die from the bolsheviks, neither Georgia or Armenia. I would like to play as Georgia if it's possible.
    Both of those nations may come into existence, or nether of them may. I'm not saying you can't play them, but you may not play at all, just as fair waring.

    Quote Originally Posted by Frymonmon
    I would like to lay claim to the German Empire.
    It's yours.
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    And another: An Arm of Iron-A Narrative Stannis AAR

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    Well Georgians hate russians so they could rise up when the war is going on. Armenia can be the same only they fight against the Ottomans.

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    I think i will start as Austria-Hungary...let's see if i can save at least Bohemia and Hungary...
    Hoping equality counters nationalism...

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    Georgia doesn't exist right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Cesar View Post
    Georgia doesn't exist right now.
    I know, but they can rise up at this point. The russians are beaten and they are in shambles because of the Tsar, it would be a perfect moment for them to rise up. So would armenia too because of the Ottomans downfall.

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    They did. Remember what happened?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke of Britain View Post
    I think i will start as Austria-Hungary...let's see if i can save at least Bohemia and Hungary...
    Hoping equality counters nationalism...
    You got it.

    I'm sorry, but no playing countries that don't exist misiame.
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    War-torn Austria-Hungary has a higher economic level than I do? Well, jeez. Maybe I've been thinking a little bit highly of SA
    A rebel without a cause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OConner View Post
    You got it.

    I'm sorry, but no playing countries that don't exist misiame.
    Would have been awesome to play as a rebel faction. Aw well, sign me up as Romania then.

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    I think you can play as rebel factions, but you can't just make your own up. They have to have actually emerged. You can do what I'm doing, and wait out til your country comes along. If there is a Russian civil war, The Georgian Democratic Republic will probably declare independence at some point.

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    I want to be Great Britain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Syber View Post
    Add me as God Incarnate,the Emperor of Japan.
    Quote Originally Posted by hygge0302
    I want to be Great Britain.
    Done and done.
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