- Mar 14, 2012
If you were looking for Part 1 you can find it Here! If you were looking for part 2 you can find it Here!
A Short Summary:
Previously in history the Anniona dynasty rose from obscurity out of the borderlands between Bavaria and Bohemia. quickly rising to power in the region ushering in an age of Religious and Imperial Conquest that would lead to a restored Western Roman Empire, the Christianization of Europe, Spain and North Africa. Though the Austrian emperors soon grew complacent after defeating the Sunset Invasion and the Dynasty fell into decay, decadence and collapse. House Anniona and its Cadet Branches still rule Europe but years of incest, corruption and possible demonic possession afflicting Austrian Emperors shattered the once great Empire leading to the Infamous Edict of Vienna of 1412.
Over the next Four Hundred years house Anniona has claws its way back up to the top. Using the very rules dictated by the Edict of Vienna to unite the Holy Roman Empire once again. Though there were sacrifices. The Protestant reformation was crushed in its infancy, and the Various cultures and peoples of Europe have been subverted conquered or otherwise oppressed by the Holy League, A Joint alliance between The Celtic Empire, Holy Roman Empire and Russian Empire.
Austria also carved out the largest Colonial Empire in the history of the world Controlling at it's height over half of the Americas, Japan, South Africa and the Congo, and Uniting the Bloodlines of the Aztec and Japanese Emperors into the Annionan Bloodline, meaning that all Austria Emperors are now theoretically descended from not one but two different sungods as well as the original Founders of the house. The Anniona Cadet Branch of Anniona-Bretagne currently rules in the Celtic and Eastern Roman Empires, as well as Spain and Cordoba.
We Pick up out Story just as the Fires of Napoleon's Italian revolution have died. The Austrian Colonies of Argentina, Guyana and Peru have been lost. Meanwhile the Raj of Kosala and the Wu Empire of China have westernized and threaten to displace the Holy Roman Empire as the greatest power in the world.
Still a Reactionary Absolute Monarchy it will be up to House Anniona to catch up to the Chinese and Indian states while also preserving the Balance of Power Europe. The Concert of Europe has started, Its time to let the Music play.
Some House Rules I'm keeping too:
1. No going over the Infamy Limit
2. No Cheating though I reserve the right to use the console to fix borders made by bad AI peacedeals
3. No abusing Ruling party changes to get reforms, only to switch in and out of being able to build factories
4. If I lose Italy through war or Rebels (Highly unlikely) I must form the SGF (which I've renamed to the Danubian Federation)
Some Goals for this Campaign:
1. Be Number 1 at the end.
2. Keep the Anniona's on the Throne, Which means not letting any Rebels succeed.
3. Stay as an Absolute Monarchy as long as humanly possible.
4. Reclaim through Sphering or Conquest Austria's south american colonies.
5. Form Germany if i lose Italy.
6. Sphere Byzantium should they fall from Grace.
I'm using a custom modified Vicky 2 Converted save from Eu4 with the American Cores mod adding in to make the New World a bit more dynamic and Give the Knight's Transient, New Anglia and Argentina a chance to become this world's America. However unlikely that may be.
The Italian Interregnum Part 1 2 3 4 5
State of the World 1836: Europe, America, Asia and Africa, Holy Roman Empire
Chapter 1: Guns Drums and Steel
Chapter 2: A Most Eventful Year
Chapter 3: The Changing Guard
Chapter 4: Priests, Popes and Paupers
Chapter 5: The Congress of Prague
Chapter 6: Stallion of the North
Chapter 7: National Winter
Chapter 8: Imperialism Eternal
Chapter 9: Let the Flag Fly Higher
Chapter 10: The Northern Winds Howl
Chapter 11: The War of Three Brothers
Chapter 12: The Eagles Clash
Chapter 13: A Quest for Peace
Chapter 14: National Crossroads
Chapter 15: Taking Charge (Part 2)
Chapter 16: The Seeds Grow
Chapter 17: Oriental Affairs
Chapter 18: The Khan Bows
Chapter 19: The Steppe Controversy
Chapter 20: Brave New World
Chapter 21: Non Nobis Domine
Chapter 22: War in the East
Chapter 23: Destiny Calls
Chapter 24: The Greek Flu
Chapter 25: The Hydra Rises
Chapter 26: The Year of Confederations
Chapter 27: Left in the Cold
Chapter 28: Anarchy
Chapter 29: The Watch on the Rhine
Chapter 30: The New Orleans War
Chapter 31: Day in the Jungle
Chapter 32: Afrika
Chapter 33: Down South in Dixie
Chapter 34: The Scottish Question
Chapter 35: The Concert Ends
Chapter 36: A Home and Abroad
Chapter 37: Red Winter
Chapter 38: Blood on the Flag
Chapter 39: Tensions Abroad
Chapter 40: Their own Brand of Freedom
Chapter 41: All the Tea in China
50 years of Anniona and Iron (World Update #1)
Chapter 42: The Hungry Beast
Chapter 43: Seek and Destroy
Chapter 44: Another Fleeting Peace
Chapter 45: Setting the Stage
Chapter 46: Opening Act
Chapter 47: 1st Symphony
Chapter 48: 2nd Movement
Chapter 49: 3rd Number
Chapter 50: The Guns Fall Silent
Chapter 51: The Grave of Empires
Chapter 52: The Collapse of 1899
Chapter 53: Turn of the Century
Chapter 54: Black Thursday
Chapter 55: Peace in our Time
Chapter 56: Occupation Hazard
Chapter 57: Protectors of the Free
Chapter 58: Strength and Honor
Chapter 59: Why we Fight