- Oct 30, 2009
Aspirations of Grandeur; The Vainglory of an Empire
Now for a little disclaimer. Since I am playing in the Divergence of Darkness modification, which is a alternative history mod with a point of divergence around 1450-1500, the history of the countries and the world is not as detailed as if it were our real history (which is to be expected). I will take liberites in the history up to 1836 for the things I do not find any lore about so that I can spice things up. If anyone finds I have diverged from the Lore please inform so in which case I can correct it. If you are interested about the mod and the history then check out their mod thread over in the mod section as well as their history thread and their fandom wiki (links to all those are in their mod thread here on the forums). No specific style have been considered for this AAR, I will simply write in ways I feel will convey the history the best, so maybe expect a little bit of everything.
without much further ado,
Table of Contents:
Prologue 1790 - 1838
Prologue I: Sic Semper Tyrannis
Prologue II: The Liberal Revolution
Prologue III: The Great German War
Prologue IV: Peace is but the Absence of War
A Dream Realised 1838 - 1849
Chapter I: The Elbian Crisis
Chapter II: Die Wacht am Rhein
Chapter III: Caesar, Pompey and Brutus
Chapter IV: Lords of the Empire, Unite!
Chapter V: The League War
Chapter VI: Phantoms at the Opera
Chapter VII: Noticeable European Events
Addendum I: The Evolution of Bohemian-Hungarian Relations During the 1840s
Manifest Destiny 1850 - 1866
Chapter VIII: The Dawn of a New Empire: New Mindsets and Cultural Conflicts.
Chapter IX: The Early Imperial Colonial Empire I: Privatized Gung Ho Ventures
Chapter X: The Early Imperial Colonial Empire II: Burgeoning Imperialism
Chapter XI: One Empire Above All: The Economic and Military Foundations of Imperial Hegemony