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    The Great War and Italy's humble goal to destroy the British and French Empires(NNM)



    Starting as the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, I formed Italy, conquered all of Africa except Liberia and South Africa, and sphered every other country bordering the Mediterranean except for France. Since the ultimate Italian goal is complete domination of the Mediterranean, Italy decides to force France to release Occitania after careful diplomatic maneuvering to secure the help of Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, and Portugal, in addition to myGP allies of Germany(who will help against the French and will have the unenviable task of invading Russia for me) and Beiyang China, who will occupy British India to force them to terms. South Africa in my sphere, Canada and Australia released as Dominions, only the British Isles and the British Raj remain as the main parts of the British Empire, while France's colonies are most of Arabia, Madagascar, and Siam.



    The war begins with a demand to free Occitania; Germany, Iberia, the Low Countries, Switzerland, the Balkan States, and the Ottomans answer my call(as well as the Chinese on the other side of the world). Though Occitanian freedom is our stated goal, our ultimate goal is the complete destruction of the Franco-British empires.



    French Arabia is easily attacked via the Ottoman Empire and Italian Africa. Unfortunately, Afghanistan is alone against the Indians in the West; hopefully, the Chinese will divert enough troops



    A mobilised China who, with Italian training, has equalised the Europeans in army technology and who, with the help of Italian war subsidies, has mobilised 1,400 brigades will definitely be strong enough to hold off both Britain and Russia(and hopefully retake Halshwenai, Mongolia, and Shandong back from the latter)



    The European alliance quickly begins the occupation of France, the French army powerless to mount much resistance against enemies on all its borders. Meanwhile, German, Spanish, and Italian fleets begin clearing the seas around the British Isles in preparation for an Italian invasion after the fall of France



    The Chinese are doing fairly well in Burma and Vietnam, with their superior numbers



    The Sepoys, forced by the Yellow Invasion to move most of their forces East, leave Western India lightly defended against the Afghans.



    Soon into the war, every major power attempts to bring in hitherto neutral countries into the war. Austria Hungary, perhaps fearing being dismantled and left as a rump Austria and Hungary, refuses both French, British, AND Russian calls to war. However, the Entente manages to bring Russia into the war on their side, adding another front for both Germany and China, and potentially threatening the Balkans and Ottoman Empire. However, on the Italian side, the United States, seeing the opportunity to dominate Canada and finally rid the Western Hemisphere of the French and British, join us, as well as Japan, who is promised Sakhalin. Thus, every major power except for Austria Hungary is now at war, in a war that will determine the fate of the old, established empires, as well as the new ones.

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    The Russian entry into the war destroys its influence in the Balkans it gained in the Berlin conference; instead, it mobilised and immediately piles into Romania. To counter this threat along with Germany and the Balkan states, Italy finally mobilises her reserves and immediately orders them into Romania and also into Eastern Turkey, where the Russians are also invading



    In a rare showing of AI competence, Germany left about half its army after mobilisation in the East, so the Russian DOW did not catch them unprepared; in fact, the Russians look set to lose control of Poland. However, there are no reserves to use against Austria Hungary, so we are very lucky that they chose to remain neutral.



    The effort to free the Muslim Holy Land from the French sees an international cooperation between Italian, Germany, South Africa, Ottoman, Albanian, Montenegrin, and South African armies.



    The Russians invade Kars with small armies; the Balkan armies bypass them, but Italian conscripts will soon arrive to drive them off.



    The Chinese are holding up spectacularly against the Russians, reoccupying Outer and Inner Mongolia



    Simultaneously, the Chinese advance further into Siam and Burma



    A Sepoy army is diverted west to deal with the Afghanis, but it not currently enough



    Italian and German armies finally arrive to aid the Greeks and Romanians in driving the Russians out of the Balkans, while the Ottoman Navy puts up a desperate fight to keep the Straits open for the Allies



    The Russians have been soundly defeated in the Eastern front, and occupation of Poland and the Baltic States begins



    In the midst of all the fighting, the Italians build their first tank.



    The American Army wastes no time in occupying Canada, whose defences are woefully unprepared for them.




    Except for the high-level forts, France is completely occupied, so preparations for the invasion of the British iIsles can begin in earnest:



    With the French Channel coast under complete occupation(and a Serbian brigade occupying the Channel Islands), the Italian army marches to the Channel coast, waiting to be transported to Britain or Ireland by the 100 steamers in Brest. In addition, there are additional armies in North Africa which can be quickly brought in as well. The blockade of the Irish Sea prevents movement between Ireland and Britain.



    The Russians are quickly removed from Romania; the 67k Russian stack will later be surrounded and destroyed



    Apparently receiving military Access through Persia(or perhaps via a naval invasion), a small German force invades western India; if the British refuse to surrender after their homeland is occupied, the Italians are well prepared to undertake a naval invasion of India to help the Chinese; with control of the Suez Canal, troops can be transported from Western Europe to India in only a few months



    And now a current overview of the theatres:



    France is completely occupied, and Poland and the Baltic States are quickly falling to Allied occupation.



    French Arabia is almost completely occupied. Outside the image, Ottoman and South African armies are in the process of occupying Madagascar



    The Chinese are not occupying provinces very quickly, but that's understandable given that they're facing massive British and Russian armies



    And the United States is slowly but surely occupying Canada.



    Soon, Italy will begin her invasion of the British Isles(defended by about 400-500 brigades!), while Germany continues her invasion of Russia and China continues her occupation of India and Siberia.

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    Ha, this seems really cool.Keep doing the good job, I will surely follow

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    lookin good

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    Thanks for the support! I finished the war today and have about 60 screenshots, so I'll try to post soon.

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    Awesome AAR, I love the short ones with a lot of progress and action. Keep it up!

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    Awesome, I really like the nice, neat setting the war in Europe had... Perhaps it's also time to free Poland and the Baltics?
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    A humble goal. I'll subscribe.

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    got enough of Africa there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoftenHenderson View Post
    got enough of Africa there?
    Yep; it would take too much infamy to conquer Liberia and South Africa.

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    Best AAR I've seen so far. Can't wait for your invasion of Britain

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    Awesome.I eventually want to see the losing states fall to communists to create kaisserreich scenario(or russia to fascists )!:hitler:
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    The Italian Navy transports a large Italian army to land in Belfast. The goal is to lure the large British Irish Army into a trap, after which the Italians will be reinforced.

    After a few small battles and more landings in Ireland, the large Irish army engages an Italian army in Kildare. Meanwhile, the Royal Italian Navy prevents the considerable troops in Britain from reinforcing the Irish army.

    Reinforcements are sent to Kildare to turn the tide of the battle.

    The British Irish army is now surrounded and will soon be completely destroyed, opening up Ireland to complete occupation.

    Meanwhile, in the Caucuses, Allied armies meet little resistance.

    Western Russia has fallen to the allies, and the main Russian army is surrounded in Lithuania and about to be destroyed.

    Chinese troops continue to occupy Siam and Burma.

    And Chinese and Japanese forces occupy Siberian and Mongolian territory.

    The British army in Ireland is destroyed.

    Italian armies begin to occupy Ireland, while an army assaults the Isle of Man to use it as a base from which to invade Britain.

    Italian troops reach Western India to bring down the 2nd major part of the British Empire.

    The British army on the Isle of Man is destroyed.

    East Asian troops continue to occupy Siberia.

    The Italian Navy temporarily leaves the Irish Sea to lure the entire British Home Army across the straits and trap it in Belfast.

    Meanwhile, an Italian Army from the Isle of Man invades Glasgow, sealing off any escape for the British stack in Belfast.

    A Jacobin revolution breaks out in Russia, but is easily defeated by allied forces.

    The United States continues to occupy Canada

    The British armies in Belfast and Glasgow are completely surrounded and losing their battles; their destruction will leave Britain entirely without an army to defend it.

    German, Italian, and Afghani forces continue their occupation of India.

    Most of Russia's important cities are occupied or soon to be occupied, and the Russians have completely collapsed.

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    French Arabia is completely occupied, and France begs for peace.

    The British Army in Glasgow is destroyed, leaving no British troops in Britain.

    Will the destruction of the entire British Home Army at Belfast, over a million British soldiers and conscripts have been killed and captured, and the British isles are completely defenceless.

    The British are left with under 300 brigades, mostly in India after beginning with 600-800.

    The USA is almost finished occupying Canada, with fortified Ottawa taking some time to pacify.

    Ireland is completely occupied, and Italian troops pour into Scotland and Northern England.

    French communists rise but are put down by Belgian troops later.

    It seems Britain's Dominions have been busy in the East, a neglected theatre by the allies.

    In fact, Java and much of Sumatra and the rest of the Dutch East Indies has been occupied by British, Brazilian, Canadian, and Australian troops, prompting Italian African armies to be sent to the area.

    British and Indian troops try valiantly to stem the Chinese invasion of Burma, but their inferior numbers will prevent them from doing so.

    Scotland and Northern England are pacified, and Italian troops move into Wales and Southern England.

    In August 1908, German and Japanese troops meet in Central Asia, signalling the complete collapse of the so-called "Russian Empire."

    A very large stack of Italian troops is landed in Sumatra to destroy the occupying forces there.

    In October 1908, London finally falls to Italian troops, and thus the British Isles are completely occupied.

    With Delhi and Ajmer firmly in Allied hands, italian troops begin occupying Awadh, Jubbulpore, and Bombay.

    In Canada, only the Island of Newfoundland remains in Anglo-Canadian hands, but not for long.

    The Italian stack in Sumatra is transported to Burma to help the Chinese defeat the British armies there, while Italian armies meet no resistance marching into Patna and Calcutta.

    Meanwhile, the Germans have finally reached the Pacific coast of Russia.

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    Talk about a major war. 18 wargoals against Britain alone, holy cow! Reading this has sure made me want to get AHD now.

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    It is over now ... but!? 730k routed in Belfast? that must hurt
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    Wow! Now that's a great war! I'd love to be Austro-Hungarian or Serbian if I had to live through it...
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