Narwhal: Yeh I'm going to need some good luck.
Prelude: What Have I let myself In for?
Yes Doing a Pride of Nations AAR and fully intending to finish it is not something you do everyday is it now. Right Let's look at what I'm working with.
Position isn't too bad nice and far away from the other major powers or in the Case of Russia on the other End of a very long march which I'm thinking may not be what their troops want to do any time soon or at least until Russia builds a railway out this far. Being an Island is also helpful as it means enemies have to ship their troops over the sea to attack me rather than just walking in.
The Army is to put it lightly rubbish. The Best troops don't even have guns. They fight with swords. The Levies and Cavalry have guns but only highly outdated Small arms. The Artillery is reasonable but still highly outdated. We're using smooth bores which stopped being used some time ago. The Navy, Umm don't mention the Navy all we have are some War Junks. The same ships the Chinese tried to use against the British during the First Opium war and took heavy losses doing so. In terms of building their isn't much good news on that front either. I can only build outdated or support units on land and at sea some ships that are reasonably up to date but nothing designed for heavy combat.
With My military too weak to expand by conquest. That leaves trying to establish colonies as the best way of expanding for now. But true to current form I'm not going to get very far that way either. Four options and unable to go above 50% CP with them either. Not a good Sign. I place a Force Local Chief to cede land Option on the southern Half of Sakhalin for now.
Objectives, Hmm better news on this front all my objectives are either already under my control or just a hop across the surrounding seas. But just to give an Idea how outclassed my military is Sardinia-Piedmont has almost twice the combat power of me. Not a good sign considering there the weakest other Great power by a sizeable margin.
Now the Economy. Not too bad here surpluses right across the board and no major deficits in the most important products. Though I'm horribly under industrialised it will be some time perhaps before I can build any factories. Right now developing agriculture and Mining are the primary objectives.
Perhaps as a sign of the League I'm in my first two missions are to Produce the most Fish and Rice. A Sign that the Primary sector is going to be my main focus for at least 10 years of even more.