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hey you're doing way better then the historical Ottoman Empire :)
 

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Well it looks like we're actually going to see a soviet union :)
 

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Why is Greece still independent?
The UK or Russia have always been by there side throughout the game. Russia is currently allied with them. Since they are having problems with the Reds, I might make a move to put Greece under my wing once more.
 

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I give France a hand in North Africa with their war against Spain.



A look at the European Theater of the war.


Germany is beating up his sister.



Well that is that


We have given everyone a chance to vote in our nation.


I have been having my share of rebel troubles from time to time.


It looks like the Red threat in Russia is coming down.


Now it is my turn
 

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So much hate in my Sultanate...



A little sideshow, going to free Crete from the Iberian invaders.


Greece is still too much of a risk to attack for any reason. They are allied with Russia who is friends with the UK.


Some things just never change in this part of the world.


Plans are under way to invade Crete and liberate them from Portugal.


At least I am beating history like one reader listed earlier in the thread.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dissolution_of_the_Ottoman_Empire
 

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Well here we go against Portugal. This is the first campaign I have seen worthy to give an in depth analysis of the strategies used.


I will take my weak navy to the Gulf of Tobruk to protect my transports for the invasion of the island.


Armies from Syria and Northern Hellenic Peninsula will take part in the landing.


Crete was easy, the tough part is where else can I punish the Portuguese


I send my North African troops to seize Portuguese Egypt.


To solidify victory, we decide to invade the mainland of Portugal to persuade them to give up the Cretan occupation. We send our navy out to scout and protect transports en-route to Iberia. To help ensure troops make it to the peninsula with low attrition, Spain and France each agree to give us military access. We already had it from the UK.


We line up everyone that would be willing to help out in our efforts against Portugal.


To minimize casualties, we avoid the Barbary Coast engagement.


We land in Gibraltar and march to Southern Portugal.


Portugal throws all she has at our intial attack. Our troops hold their ground. 2 more armies will be rushed to the front from our main land.


The battle continues.


It was a good effort. Not bad for nearly ignoring our navy this past century.


The next month our ships come back to the Western Mediterranean. The naval battle continues in the Gulf of Algeria this time. We land troops in Eastern Spain and march across to Portugal.


The amount of men become too overwhelming for the Portuguese and they go into retreat.


Crete has their own nation and I am their best friend.




A few months after Crete got thier independence, Greece came knocking on their door. I was Crete's only ally and friend at the time. We decide to help keep them free of Greek influence. If the war goes well enough, maybe we can add some wargoals and put Greece under our wing.


The first thing we do is flood troops on their northern border and blockade their navy into port.


At this particular time we are under SOI with France. We will be brave and add Greece as a puppet. We steam rolled through them fast. If Russia attacked to help their Greek friend, we were hoping France and our allies would come to our aid.


Greece accepted our demands quickly.



 

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It should be possible to peacefully annex a puppet nation. But hey, good work.
I agree, TY!

We finally have an airforce... Go get em boys!



Still in the outskirts of a great power. Going to build my military up in a major way to achieve some points.
 

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Here is a Kinky new twist to the island. Fascist Crete.


I made it back into the Elite 8


My friends to the East have come back to me.


Serbia is once again in my SOI


My lands and satellites.


The whole world in 1936


Final thoughts-

Well the Sick man survived, but barely. I beat history, I guess that is a positive. I took back many lands lost form our historical past, but European powers took the rest. Russia was a the biggest problem. Other great powers intervening against me when my infamy got to high did not help either.

Well this was a great kick off of my summer. I will be moving to Europe in a few weeks and might start up another AAR. Thank you for reading. If you liked this AAR, here is my other from Vicky 2.
http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?511781-The-Panda-Express-Chinese-AAR
 

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well done, its good to see an AAR that is largely bounded by the historically plausible and you've done a good job setting out the developments and your intentions