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    A Salty Sultanate - Ottoman Empire AAR

    Letters from Sir George Hamilton Seymour, the British ambassador to St. Petersburg, to Lord John Russell, in 1853, in the run up to the Crimean War, quote Nicholas I of Russia as saying that the Ottoman Empire was "a sick man—a very sick man," a "man" who "has fallen into a state of decrepitude", or a "sick man ... gravely ill".

    Well, it is time for this man to get on some meds and take back what is rightfully his!

    Hi everyone and welcome to my second Vicky 2 AAR. I am a high school teacher who just got out for the summer and what is the first thing I feel like doing for my vacation? I'll make an AAR I had a blast making my first Vicky AAR with China, so I figured it was time to pop on another. Just like my last AAR, I am going to use many visuals and write about my personal motives more than like telling a story.

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    So why the Ottomans? Well, I wanted to make things interesting by trying to get this sick man off life support. How do I do this you ask? Well, take back the lands he lost. That is right, a reconquest. Now I know getting all of the Balkans back will be extremely difficult, but I am looking to snatch back as many North African and Middle Eastern areas as possible or put them under my wings. So lets begin

    Everyone gather around. It is time to be a relevant nation once more!


    The first Ally I gain(on top of my satellites) is Austria. I plan on being buddies with them as long as possible so I can take on Asia and North Africa with no enemies on my back door.
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    Expect the Russian husky to devour Kars (always Kars, always) immediately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncm View Post
    Expect the Russian husky to devour Kars (always Kars, always) immediately.
    Then they must die!
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    While the war with Tripoli enraged, I justified war plans against Montenegro. They were weak people who needed us to look after them so the Austrians don't get any ideas to influence or annex them.



    Tripoli fell quickly. I sent another expeditionary force from Istanbul to take care of half of the country. While my North African group handled the other half.




    An overall look at my Empire.


    Montenegro was to fall next. I brought my large army from Bulgaria to handle the job.



    Job well done!


    Shortly after all military action ceased, many nations came calling to be my ally.
    I turned down Tunis because I plan on conquering them before France or another great power does.

    I have no interests with a small Italian wimp.

    Portugal just does not seem like any benefit to team up with.


    With peace now in place, I will start focusing on my economy.


    A look at the world early on.
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    A good job, but if I was you I'd jump on Algeria before Tunis as the European nations most often go for it first above anything and it's probably best to secure it early on.

    I wouldn't have turned down Portugal, but hey, it’s your game

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    Excellent stuff! You know, I wanted to ask something: is there any trick to not getting caught (and thus minimizing infamy) when you justify your war goals?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avindian View Post
    Excellent stuff! You know, I wanted to ask something: is there any trick to not getting caught (and thus minimizing infamy) when you justify your war goals?
    Maybe the trick is luck?
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    War plans are under way for further expansion in North Africa. Update coming tonight.
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    In the best interests of our nation to not exceed the infamy limit, our military leadership has been advised by the Sultan to commence military operations in North Africa in the following manner. Dual invasions will take place in Algeria and Tunis. Troops will be transported from the Balkans to the Tunisian and Ottoman occupied border. Since the Algerian coast is in French control, a swift campaign through Tunis is a must. Once Tunis is under our control, we will add it to our empire by annexation(major infamy). Algeria will have a regime change by becoming our puppet(minor infamy). After this invasion, if our economy is strong, our infamy is not too high, and no European neighbors are being a bother, we will look into invading Morocco.

    Plans in motion


    Tunis's relations with us was still too high, we must change this.


    Just what we did not want to see. Russia is cooking up an invasion with us.


    Shortly after we find out about the conspiring Russians, this comes about. Nothing too inviting to jump on. Plans for defense are under way from the Russian fronts.



    War justification under way for Tunis. Only Russia stands in the way as a distraction for our expansion in North Africa.
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    This is not good for international relations...


    The war drums are beating louder!


    We will crash into Tunis's territory first!


    As soon as we declare war, Russia crosses the line to try to contain us. The Russian bear might be a great foe but we will take her on!


    Sweeping through Tunis is key to snuffing out the Russian distraction. Once Tunis goes down, troops will be relocated to the Russian fronts.


    A look at the area of operations.


    I sent my entire navy to guard the Bosporus and Dardanelles. The Crimean is cut off.

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    I like it! That takes some brass to go over the infamy limit that early.

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    why couldn't you establish a protectorate over Tunis?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gav1230 View Post
    why couldn't you establish a protectorate over Tunis?
    one word ---- Greed
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuileMike View Post
    one word ---- Greed
    establishing a protectorate lets you annex them so...using the conquest causis beli was just a waste of infamy.
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    Can you even use establish a protectorate as a great power? I thought you couldn't.

    Good going so far, just don't make Napoleon's mistake and invade Russia in return XD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anjwalker View Post
    Can you even use establish a protectorate as a great power? I thought you couldn't.

    Good going so far, just don't make Napoleon's mistake and invade Russia in return XD
    Don't worry, I plan on just keeping the Russian's out of my lands. I have no real desires to enter theirs.

    I did not see a protectorate option. Besides, it just sounds better to conquer them instead of protecting them

    Thanks for reading so far guys, more to come today.
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    Well this is a big help against the mighty bear


    More Germanic friends


    Tunis is dropping fast



    Well, it looks like more European powers want to whittle me down, it would not be a problem if my friends did not back out




    The Russian Bear backed off, now to focus on my new enemies.



    Got another ally.



    Well, France and Spain were manageable, but this is going to hurt.


    I beat down France except for the defense of Cyprus. I took heavy casualties there and it was a turning point in the war.


    More countries propose to be my ally, I take them for a rainy day.



    In the best interests for our nation, we will disarm and surrender to the terms France and Austria want. I will only give Spain a White peace. They are a sicker man than I. So we will not be a great power for a period of time but it will be a blast to make a come back. My military tech will be better the next go around with any European war.


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    Ouch. Those cut down to sizes are going to really hurt your finances and military in the short term, though I think you should be able to recover easily enough once the treaties run out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anjwalker View Post
    Ouch. Those cut down to sizes are going to really hurt your finances and military in the short term, though I think you should be able to recover easily enough once the treaties run out.
    Exactly what I am thinking
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