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Hey guys. It has been a long time coming to this, but I am getting very ready to throw in the towel. I am sort of coming to the realization that my freetime is not going to improve for quite sometime (on a time scale of decades) and my willingness to continue writing has also sort of evaporated (as I've realized over the last few weeks).

I have a lot of story left to tell, but no real drive to tell it at the same lengths I've been telling it. It would take years and years. On top of it all, I spend a lot of time in front of a computer as-is, and when I get home I rarely want to keep sitting in front of one to write.

So I am going to ask what exactly people would like to see as a little wrap-up and then maybe we can move on. I am not getting rid of any of my notes, there is a glimmer of hope that one day I will pick it up again and I might move Country of the "Week" from facebook to here. Just to get a feel for the modern world, which sometimes is the easiest way to tell the history, I guess.

Sorry for the disappointment, you guys have really kept me writing and I loved sharing this with you. It meant a lot to me to see people here, or even just getting the views, and winning lots and lots of awards. Seriously I cannot really say in words how great you made it for me here. I really wish that I could have been in college forever with lots of time to write and play video games. I am not 100% sure what the future holds for the Baltikja saga, but for now I am in need of a break.
 

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Noooooooo!

Aw well, it was great while it lasted. Maybe someday, I will hold onto that. You really made something amazing here and you should be proud. Good luck Mr. Capiatlist.
 

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Hands down been my favorite set of AARs, your skill as a writer is only beat by your realistic imagination. Bravo good sir, on getting this far. It has been an excellent read and I hope that someday you may pick it up again. You are entering real life and all that so it is reasonable to not have time to write a very niche AAR for a very niche game.

So long and thanks for all the fish.



(seriously though, I have loved this and can't thank you enough for keeping it going thus far. Hope it starts again sometime!)
 

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You will take your time, keep the notes and finish this AAR one day.
Maybe this year, next year or not. Maybe this decade or the next decade, doesn't matter.

But never give up!
Take a break, you will return one day, eventually!
 

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It'll be sad to see Baltikja wind down as it was one of the first AARs I read here. That being said, it'd be sadder if you were forced to slave away and churn out text when there are other things you'd like to be doing.

Thanks for the countless hours of quality reading.
 

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Thanks for all the updates and hours spent on composing this magnificent piece of writing and world-building! Hands-down, my favourite AAR series of all time. I understand your decision; sometimes it's just better to move on than to keep chasing something for others' sakes. That said, I hope you find happiness in your newly-wedded life.

As a parting gift, I too would like a view at the alternate cultures, and especially an explanation of how the New World got colonized.

Again, thanks for all!
 

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I am glad that everyone enjoyed it while it lasted. Like I have said and will keep saying it means a lot to me that so many people read and enjoyed the story. I feel bad for not completing it, it really irks me, but I've been writing it for a long time and I've just been getting slower and slower.

Before I do any poems or culture stuff, I did want to give a timeline, so kick back and enjoy. Everything here is chronological.


XIV Century (picking up where we left off):
- Edessan Catholic revolt in Syria and Iraq
- Christians and Frandists fight more in Scandinavia

XV Century:
- The Prussian navy undergoes an important modernization.
- Christian Croatia annexes Muslim Bosnia.
- Denmark loses their mainland, Brandenburg is cut in twain my Holstein.
- The Edessan revolts are very successful and Edessan Catholicism has a resurgence in the Near East.
- Rome invades Egypt to great success (surprisingly).
- Pretender revolts in Prussia.
- Holstein continues wars against Christians.
- Mordvin states begin gradual conquest of the Steppe.
- Holstein wins war, Brandenburg left landlocked and Prussia shares a boarder with Frandists for first time.

- 1413, Doyvát II dies and his son Georgs I succeeds him.

- Timurids sack Hamadan.
- Holstein inherits Styria back.
- England/Prussia fight Scotland/Ireland
- England annxes most of Scotland.
- Hungary inherits Brandenburg
- Prussia has tensions with Rome.
- Holstein elected Caliph.
- Timurids begin second wave of expansion into Near East.
- Prussian dynasty in Hungary overthrown and replaced with a Magyar one.
- Mordvins are saved from the White Horde when the Timurids invade the White Horde.
- More wars in the British Isles.
- Ireland inherits a rump Scotland.
- Hinduism first appears in Persia.
- Even more wars inn the British Isles.

- 1445, Georgs I dies and his son Kárnák II inherits.

- Kárnák speaks for the first time of what would be called "The Wall of Europe," a massive series of forts and walls stretching along Prussia's boarders with the Frandists.
- Hungary calls a Crusade to capture Germany.
- England wars more with Ireland.
- Hungary and allies lose abysmally. Holstein annexes most of Bohemia and Brandenburg. Denmark loses Fyn.
- Timurids step up expansion in Near East
- Austria crushed by Holstein.
- Roman Empire sees success against Armenia for first time.
- Aragon and Sweden at war with England and Prussia.
- Swedish King dies in Prussian Finland, Prussians sack Stockholm.
- Peace with Frandists, immediate war with Ireland.
- Timurids fight Romans for the first time.
- Kárnák meets with King of the Timurids.
- Finns revolt.
- Romans begin to abandon Eastern frontiers.
- Timurids launch full-scale invasion of Anatolia.
- Rome loses core territory to Timurids.
- Jerusalem falls to the Timurids.
- Holstein takes Vienna, Denmark reduced to just Sjælland.
- Saxon dynasty in Rome falls, replaced with a Greek dynasty.
- Christianity dies in Italy.
- Timurids annex Georgia.
- Christians begin infighting more.
- Timurids take Baghdad.
- Bohemia annexed by Holstein.
- Aragon has a civil war.
- Sweden annexes Denmark.
- Timurids declare Persian Empire.

- 1477, Kárnák II dies and is succeeded by his very sickly son Georgs II. (Georgs has been injured in one of the wars with Ireland).

- Another war with Ireland.

- 1485, Georgs II dies and is succeeded by his young son Gunwáld III.

- Timurids invade Rome.
- Gunváld III (a soldier by training) calls up "The Army of the Willing" sometimes called "The Army of the Faithful." Eventually this army swells to 32,000 willing Prussian holy warriors.
- Timurids begin preparations to cross the Bosphorus.
- Army of the Willing marches south.
- Timurids cross Bosphorus and begin siege of Constantinople.
- Prussians meet with Timurids
- Romans sally forth
- Christians eventually win, but battle sees death of Gunwáld and Timurid Emperor.
- 1,287 Prussians make it back to Prussia.

- 1490, Gunwáld III succeeded by his brother Georgs III.

- Rome evacuates Anatolia and leaves it salted for the Persians.
- Prussia guarantees Roman independence "until judgement."
- England attempts to Crusade against Gaul.
- Civil war in England.
- Jerusalem converts to Hinduism
- Merchant/explorer attempts to convince Georgs III to fun expedition westward.
- Ireland attempts to reunite while England is busy.
- Frandists attempt invasion of Ireland.
- Frandist Bavaria unites.
- Christianity no longer a majority anywhere in Iberia.
- Massive revolts in Persia.
- New World first settled by Navarre.

- 1530, Georgs III dies and is succeeded by his son Vilhelms I.

- Prussian Army, the "Wall" sees major upgrades as gunpowder becomes more common.
- England overrun by Muslim troops.
- Scotland, Wales, Cornwall all independent.
- Northumbria independent.
- Bavaria inherits Hesse (forms only rival to now massive Holstein).
- Persia begins to collapse after it is defeated in Egypt.

- 1545, Vilhelms I assassinated without issue. Nobles call regency. (This would be the end of Bastions).

- Georgs Vilis Morcársun áv Moldáó crowned King in Kiev.
- Jánis Tomssun áv Æstjá crowned King in Riga.
- "War of Colors" begins. Gold represents the north and King Jánis. Red represents the south and King Georgs Vilis.
- War lasts several years and involves both foreign powers and internal struggles (such as the Azowians).
- Golds give up Finland to Sweden for material support.
- King Georgs Vilis dies in the Siege of Kiev. His son, Sviendorog assumes claim.
- Jánis takes Kiev, Caliph recognizes Jánis as King.
- Patriarch of Memel recognizes Jánis and has him crowned. Until this point the Prussian church was neutral.
- Jánis sieges Southern capital, Morcárgrád.
- Sviendorog surrenders his claim to the thrown, Jánis recognized as King Jánis I.
- Azowia recognizes Jánis as King.
- Jánis builds a fleet to explore/settle New World.
- Prussia explores Caribbean Sea. Settles Cuba and isles.

- 1568, King Jánis I dies and is succeeded by his son Gunváld IV.

- Flanders is elected Caliph (only Gaulish state to be elected) while Holstein is under a regency.
- Gunváld IV sends 10,000 men to "colonize" the Maya.
- Maya quickly destroyed and the Yucatan is settled.
- Coffee explodes in popularity in Europe, forcing Prussia to expanded faster to maintain control over coffee trade.
- Syrian warlords unite Mesopotamia.
- Memel reaches population of 1million.
- Mexico and Yucatan placed under "company" rule.
- Companies begin invasions of Mexican natives seeking gold, tobacco, and coffee.
- Prussians begin arriving in Mexico in large numbers.
- Holstein retakes the Caliphate.

- 1595, Gunváld IV dies and is succeeded by his son Vilis I.

- Tenochtitlan falls to the Companies.
- Vilis moves to solidify the power of the Church.
- Mexico, Yucatan and other colonies divided into lands controlled by the Crown, the Companies and the Church.
- Peers of the Caliphate call congress to disband the Caliphate and the Peerage. Caliph calls 50-year probation.
- Natives forced to western coast of Mexico.
- Aragon leaves Caliphate.
- Last independent Mexican state annexed.
- Anatolia leaves Persian Empire.
- Hindu warlords take over in Egypt.
- Persia quickly reduced to Samarkand, then annexed.

- 1628, Vilis I is dead and his son Vilhelms II is crowned.

- Flanders leaves Caliphate.
- Vilhelms moves Prussia to isolationism.
- All of Iberia leaves the Caliphate (reducing it to Gaul, Italy and Germany).
- Mexico becomes haven to piracy.
- Hindus take Mecca.
- Holland unites much of the Netherlands.
- Caliph extends Caliphate's probation another 50 years.
- Prussia undergoes military and naval updates.

- 1653, Vilhelms II dies and his son Sviendorog II is crowned.

- Holland leaves Caliphate and declares itself the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
- French states begin leaving Caliphate.
- French Peers unite to form "Caliph of Gaul," capital in Lyon.
- War for Gaulish Independence begins. Prussia sides with Gaul over Holstein. This is generally considered the end of the Infinite War.
- Other Christians join Prussia in siding with Gaul.
- Prussia forces Holstein to surrender: frees Hungary and allows for Christians in Germany to leave and immigrate to Prussia and Hungary. Gaul is recognized as more states unite with Gaul.
- Sviendorog II falls ill and a regency is set up.
- England mostly reunites British isles and forms Kingdom of Great Britain.

- 1681, Jánis II succeeds his father Sviendorog II.

- Milan and Tuscany leave Caliphate.
- Savoy leaves Caliphate.
- Urbino leaves Caliphate.
- Holstein is elected Caliph.
- Colonization of California begins.
- Penal colony set up in Oregon.
- Prussia becomes absolute monarchy.

- 1704, Jánis II dies and his son Meinekinus II is crowned King.

- Anhalt is the last Christian-majority city in Germany.
- Navarre pays for Prussian assistance in quelling rebellions in Central America.
- Christianity is dead for all intents and purposes in Germany.
- British revolution begins, fails within a few years.
- Britain drags Prussia into a colonial war in Indonesia.
- Prussia funds revolutionaries in Holstein.
- Revolutions spread to Vasque colonies.
- Indians revolt in California.
- Vasque revolutions spread to Europe.

- 1744, Meinekinus II dies and his son Litto I is crowned.

- Litto reforms the army to prepare for revolutions.
- Revolutions fail in Navarre.
- Cossacks revolt against modernization.
- Corruption rampant in colonies.
- Colonies begin costing more to maintain than they make.
- Colonial revolts begin spreading.
- Founding fathers meet in California.
- Alsace joins Gaul.
- Colonization ends for Prussia as colonies begin to organize.
- Mexico revolts.
- Texas revolts.
- Bahrain falls to Oman.
- Colonists siege Church capital in Mexico City (Tenochtitlan).
- Colonial revolts spread.
- Holstein begins to try to unite German states.

- 1777, Litto I is dead; Litto II, his son, succeeds him.

- Carpathia unites.
- Venice and Brabant leave Caliphate (Brabant joins the Netherlands).
- Congress of the United New World is held.
- California declares independence.
- Colonial army mutinies.
- Mexico declares independence.
- Texas declares independence.
- Prussia begins sending more and more continental troops to colonies.
- Islands like Cuba are easily blockaded and retaken, mainland colonies much harder to defeat.
- Prussia recognizes California.
- Prussia recognizes Texas.
- Prussia recognizes Mexico.
- Prussia recognizes Yucatan, Cuba.
- Starvation rampant in Europe. (This would have been the end of Book 3).
- Polish revolt.
- Japanese civil war.
- Holstein abolishes Caliph elections and the Peerage system.
- Rome invaded by Hindus, Prussia intervenes.

- 1795, Litto II is dead and his son Nikolájs I is crowned King.

- Serfdom is reenforced after hopes of liberalization are not realized.
- Holstein continues to unify Germany.
- Huge increases in taxes to pay down debts of colonial wars.
- Prussia begins lagging behind western Europe in technology.
- Lorraine leaves Caliphate for Gaul.
- Bahrain revolts from Oman and then crushes the Muslim state.
- Great Britain falls to civil war with Celtic nations.
- Bavaria refuses to recognize Holstein as Caliph and begins war in Germany.
- Many German states support Bavaria and eventually Bavaria defeats Holstein.
- France attempts to invade the Inca.

- 1829, Nikolájs I is dead and is succeeded by his son Sviendorog III.
- Mordvia undergoes its war for unification.
- Colonies continue to declare independence from European nations.
- China begins long road to unity.
- Hojo Clan unite Japan.
- Sviendorog III illegalizes passage from Serfdom (but not passage into Serfdom), thus effectively reinstating slavery in Prussia.
- Great Revolt in Poland. 8,000 peasants killed in failed attempt to abolish serfdom.
- More revolts in Prussia. Blue becomes color of populism and liberalism.
- Over 10,000 peasants killed in Prussia.
- Public meetings banned in Prussia.
- Blue banned in Prussia.
- Malwa begins uniting India.
- Prussia recognizes Haiti and Jamaica.
- Taxes increased in Azowia.
- Azowia revolts and declares its full independence.
- Cossack war ensues, Prussia recognizes Azowia.
- Prussia ends puppet status of Hungary.

- 1844, Sviendorog III assassinated by socialists in Kiev. His brother Nikolájs II is crowned King.

- Socialists publish manifesto after successful assassination.
- Socialist Manifesto banned in much of Europe, especially Prussia.
- Food revolt in Memel.
- Nikolájs II freezes tax increases for five years.
- Carpathia annexes Wallachia.
- Nikolájs introduces the "Pádom," a parliament for the laymen of Prussia.
- The Min dynasty unites China.
- First election for Pádom: the Populist Party wins 98% of votes.
- Pádom is dismissed by Nikolájs II.
- Pádom refuses to be dismissed and Pádom revolt ensues.
- Voting laws tightened and vote retaken. Populist Party still wins 43% of votes.
- Populist Party locked out of Pádom and banned.
- Steel workers unionize.
- Socialist Party forms.
- Unionism banned.
- Striking banned.
- Socialist Party banned.
- Famine strikes Prussia.
- Bavaria begins to unite Germany.
- Southern Union forms in Holstein, sides with Bavaria over Holstein.
- Germany unites after brief war.
- Populists and Socialists boycott Pádom.
- Carpathia fights Prussia over Bessarabia.
- Carpathian war ends with status quo ante bellum.
- Pádom votes to limit own powers, gives greater powers to King.
- King Nikolájs II accepts new powers.
- Young socialist Andris Eduardssun arrested for striking.
- Eduardssun writes "Worker of Prussia" while in prison.
- Pádom dismisses self.
- Famines continue while taxes are increased.
- Populists demand new elections while Socialists demand revolution.
- Pádom building demolished to expand palace.
- Gaulo-Prussian alliance formed.
- UK joins Gaulo-Prussian alliance.
- Padania unites northern Italy.
- Balkan War.
- Pádom reestablished in Sámbigrád; Populists win 31% of vote, Socialists win 54% of vote.
- Nikolájs II limits powers of Pádom to prevent it from making any effective changes.

- 1886, Nikolájs II dies and his son Litto III is crowned King.

- Romo-German alliance signed.
- Gaul and Germany under go arms race.
- Netherlands, Helvatia, Aragon sign neutrality pacts.
- Worker revolts in Prussia.
- Pádom suspended due to "near war" situations.
- 1909, First World War breaks out after naval skirmish in North Sea.
- Germany and Rome cut all food and trade to Prussia through Baltic and Black Seas.
- Martial law in Prussia, increased taxes.
- Many nations align against Prussia.
- Over three years Prussia suffers a humiliating string of defeats often made worse by soldier strikes and mutinies.
- Prussia left shrunken and greatly in debt with rebel armies storming around her lands.
- Prussian Civil War begins.
- The war would last five years, leave an untold number of people dead, involve at least five factions and many foreign interventions. Eventually the hard-line Communists under Vilis Stefanssun win. Socialist writer/leader Andris Eduardssun assassinated by Communists in 1915.
- Prussian royal family flees first to Kingdom of Silesia and then to California after Silesia is invaded and turned into a Prussian puppet state.

- 1921, Litto III dies in California. His claim is inherited by his son Litto IV. Litto IV would go on to become a major face in the White Supremacy movement in California.

- Prussia hosts 1924 Olympics. The same year the National Party of Islam is elected in Germany.

- 1925, Vilis Stefanssun dies and is succeeded by Jazeps Valdissun as head of Communist Party of Prussia.

- Inca form league in South America.
- Christian League forms as a measure of defense against radicalized Germany and communist Prussia.
- World-wide economic collapse.
- Communism and Nationalism spread throughout Europe and the world.
- Prussia calls the First International, a "meeting" where Prussia can exert influence on communist parties throughout the world.
- Germany bans its communist party after they nearly oust the NPI.
- Sweden claims Prussia attempted to support a communist coup in Kalmar, though no evidence is ever provided.
- Chinese Civil war begins.
- Aragon, Gaul and UK form alliance.
- Sweden and Germany form own alliance.
- Christian League expresses interest in alliance with Germany to prevent spread of communism.
- Dutch Party of National Islam loses election to Moderate Socialists, claim fraud.
- 1938, Germany invades Netherlands to reinstate the "victorious" DPNI and begins Second World War.
- Allies declare war on Germany.
- Sweden recognizes alliance with Germany.
- Germany quickly invades and mops up Netherlands, Gaul and Aragon.
- Christian League recognizes alliance with Germany on eve of war with Prussia.
- Germany and Christian League invade Prussia, quickly take Silesia.
- Prussia stages Winter War against Sweden in Ingria.
- Through most of 1941 Prussia sees defeat after defeat with the exception of the Winter War.
- In 1942 the "Red Surge" pushes back Germany and Christian League.
- Allies liberate Aragon and begin to plan D-Day to liberate Gaul.

- 1944, Litto IV is dead. His claim is picked up by his son Sámæl I.

- Prussia quickly defeats and occupies much of Christian League, ousting monarchies and establishing communist governments.
- Germans attempt to force allies out of Luxembourg (a German city) by carpet bombing the city.
- Prussia seizes German capital in Munich.
- Germany defeated, split into three occupation zones and Lothgaria.
- Min win Chinese Civil War.
- Many European states abolish their monarchies or completely eliminate the power of their monarchs.
- Colonies in Asia and Africa begin revolts.
- Gaul tests the first atom bomb.
- Communism spread to former colonies and to neighboring states through force.

- 1956, Jazeps Valdissun dies and is replaced by a more bureaucratic Communist Party rather than a single-man one.

- Kwhizihri Civil War.
- Major anti-communist protests.
- Rock music gains popularity throughout world.
- Prussia tests the atom bomb.
- Space race between west and Prussia. West wins hands-down.
- Riots in Memel.
- Civil war in Rome.
- Prussia keeps Roman communists in power at great costs.

- 1974, Sámæl I dies. His claim to the Prussian throne is not picked up by his son Georgs IV. Georgs IV is the first not to be born in Prussia.

- Prussia begins showing its cracks.
- Benediks Tomssun forms "Melná Mátás" a heavy metal band. The name comes from "Black Wins" or literally "Black checkmates," a reference to the downtrodden winning over the communists.
- Melná Mátás releases their song "Umhweornæs" or "Revolution," not very subtly calling for a revolution to overthrow communism.
- Benediks Tomssun arrested while trying to escape the country. His band mates, wife, and daughter due escape.
- Liberal Socialism begins to form in Prussia based on a western model.
- Protests demand Benediks' release.
- Race wars in California.
- Republicans seize Athens.
- Riots in communist block.
- Commintern begins to crumble.
- Roman monarchy restored as a constitutional monarchy.
- Rose Protests begin in Prussia.
- European Union forms.
- Rose Revolution begins, claiming a single life - Nikolájs Pavilssun, head of the Communist Party.
- Benediks Tomssun released.
- Ultra-Soviets overthrown in Silesia with Prussian intervention.
- Book four ends around here after some more happy stuff happens.

Complete List of Kings of Prussia:
Code:
  --==áv Hwike==--
--==(1067-1545)==--
Morcar the Exile 45
Aethelweard the Conqueror 53
Eadbert the Cruel 71
Gunvald I the Handsom (1127-1181 54) - Master diplomat, haughty and slightly unruly. 
Sviendorog I the Lett (1144-1204 60) - Master Military Tactician, bored and unattached. Highly intelligent. 
Meinekinus I the Pius (1167-1225 58) - Saint, Master Theologian, Friendly, quiet.
Dzintis the Forgotten (1185-1223 38) - Never King of Prussia, rather King of Bohemia-Hungary.
Karnak I the Gallant (1206-1277 71) - Master General, Kind and caring. Just. Celibate. 
Kiten the Green Gallant (1235-1307 72) - Master diplomat, friendly and out going, handsome and popular with women. Had seven wives. 
Vishly the Impaler (1284-1356 72) - Master Spymaster, cruel and famous for torture. Two-faced and kind amongst friends. 
Gunvald II the Minter (1310-1367 57) - Known as the Prussian Midas. Was a loner, though very friendly. Stutter from childhood. Very generous.
Doyvat I the Black Count (1329-1389 60) - Granted rule of Poland when Gunvald II divided the Kingdom, succeeds Gunvald II as King of Prussia.
Doyvat II Sealegs (1354-1413 59) - Reunites Poland and Prussia in 1389 when his father dies. Keeps Prussia from war, but fights a small succession crisis.
Georgs I the Septre (1389-1445 56) - Continues his father's move to centralize Prussia. 
Karnak II the Lonely (1421-1477 56) - Isolationist and Centralist, 'fought' multiple wars
 with England
 against Ireland and Scotland.
Georgs II the Sickly (1437-1485 48) - Broke cycle of wars for England.
Gunvald III the Glorious (1456-1490 34) - Died at the Battle of Constantinople, 32,000 Prussians held back 120,000 Timurids (only 1287 survived).
Georgs III the Humble (1473-1530 57) - Improved relations with the Roman Empire and turned down the title Emperor of Rome when it was offered to him at the death of David I (David II in Merya).
Vilhelms I the Last (1528-1545 17) - Assassinated by an insane man who believed him to be the anti-christ. Renaissance began in Prussia under his reign.

--==Interregnum==--
   --==(1545)==--
Noble Council - Ruled only for a month before being overthrown by nobles. 

 --==áv Moldáó==--
--==(1545-1558)==--
Georgs (III) Vilis the Pretender (1506-1556 50) - Was crowned King in Kiev by a group of nobles wanting to restore the feudal system.
Sviendorog the Small L:(1526-1578 52) R:(1556-1558) - Was crowned King in Kiev during the siege of that city, gave up his claims to remain in Prussia.

  --==áv Æstjá==--
--==(1546-1912)==--
Janis I the True (1507-1568 61) - Was crowned King in Memelgrád by the Patriarch of Prussia in response to Georgs Vilis. Continued the renaissance and moved Prussia to colonize.
Gunvald IV (1528-1595 67) - Undid much of the isolation of his predecessors. Invaded Mayans, started the colonial company system, invaded Azteccs. Ruthless against pagans.
Vilis (1552-1628 76) - Forces the conversion of tens of thousands of natives. Moves tens of thousands of Prussians to the new world to settle provinces.
Vilhelms II (1583-1653 70) - Returned Prussia to isolationism. Centralized law in the new world at the expense of Company and Church support. 
Sviendorog II (1607-1681 74) - Conducting massive reforms of the army. Conducted a war to save Christians in Germany, moved many into Prussia.
Janis II (1632-1704 72) - Isolated Prussia completely for more than 20 years. Centralizes Prussia and makes King sole authority.
Meinekinus II (1669-1744 75) - Ends some of the isolation. Abolished slavery, but not serfdom. Finishes the colonization of California. Enlightment starts under him. 
Litto I (1704-1777 73) - Colonial tensions begin to rise during Litto's reign. Several revolts spread in Mexico, Mesoamerica, Texas and California.
Litto II (1726-1795 69) - Colonies rise up in rebellion. California, 
Texas, Mexico
, Yucatan and Cuba all declare independence and win it. Spends later years in depression. 
Nikolájs I (1762-1829 67) - Leads Prussia into an era of reactionarism. Serfdom and taxes are all increased and strongly enforced. The Prussian enlightment ends under him. 
Sviendorog III (1793-1844 51) - Power monger, enforces serfdom through force. Highly popular with clergy and aristocrats. Was assassinated by populists in Kiev.
Nikolájs II (1818-1886 68) - Tries to reconcile with populists through creation of the Pádom, but maintains total control. Bans Unions and all liberal and leftist groups. 
Litto III L:(1849-1921 72) R:(1886-1912 1914) - Last Prussian monarch. Loathed by the people and an increasingly powerful inteligencia. Overthrown, sent into exile. Eventually dies in California.
Litto (III) Æstæns (1849-1921 72) - Died in California, poor and practically unknown. Lost everything to try to recover his throne in Europe. Last name roughly translates to "Estonian". 
Litto (IV) Æstæns (1873-1944 71) - Opened a pub in California, joins the White Surpremecist movement there. Elected govenor of Oregon.
Sámæl (I) Æstæns (1900-1974 74) - Continued operation of his father's pub and heads local conservative movement. 
Georgs (IV) Sámælsun (1931-2012 81) - Continued operation of his father's pub. Changes last name and all but formally gives up claim to throne. Moderate.
Vilhelms (III) Georgssun (1957- ) - Marries a native woman at a young age and joins a more liberal party. Meets Bendiks Tomssun in California during Native protests. 
Jánis (III) Vilhelmssun (1972-1993 21) - Mixed-blood, joins a militant group to "free" California from white tyranny. Shot and killed in a revolt by whites in 1993.
Bendiks (I) Jánissun (1992- ) - Named after Bendiks Tomssun, three-quarters native. Applies for citizenship in Prussia in 2000 and becomes the first decendent of the monarchy to live in post-revolution Prussia.
Elected Heads of Prussia:
Code:
--==Socialist Party==--
  --==(1912-1915)==--
Andris Eduardssun L:(1855-1914 59) P:(1912-1914) - Expanded on early Socialist beliefs and created Proto-Communism, but still a Socialist himself. Assassinated in Memel. 
Socialist Congress of All Prussians (1914-1915) - After Andris was shot and killed, no clear successor was found. This sparked the Communist uprising. 

--==Communist Party==--
  --==(1915-1992)==--
Vilis Stefanssun (1859-1925 66) - Original Communist leader, fatherly and kind as a person but stern and forceful as a leader.
Jazeps Valdissun (1899-1956 57) - Brute who assumed power by threat and force. Was in charge of national security under Vilis until found to be too brutal, moved into a lesser spot. 
Aras Hillarsun (1890-1961 71) - Loud-mouthed and very, very anti-western. Pushed for the creation of a Prussian nuclear weapon and pushed for innovation in space travel. 
Oskars Robertssun (1899-1973 74) - Bureaucrat. Ruled over a period of stagnation, stayed out of the lime light, unlike his predicesors. 
Nikolajs Pavilssun (1946-1992 46) - Protoge of Aras Hillarsun. He attempted to reform Prussian communism but refused to end the social control. Had Bendiks Tomssun arrested in 1983.

--==Prussian Socialist Republic==--
         --==(1992- )==--
Klaudijs Ludissun (PNRB) L:(1951-) P:(1992-2000) - Young Socialist and Libertarian, former soldier. He leads a "second revolution" between 1989 and 1992 to topple the Communist regime. 
Bendiks Tomssun (KP) L:(1958-) P:(2000-2004) - Younger, "fire-brand" socialist. Muscian and friend of Klaudijs. Arrested for "politically criminal" music and jailed between 1983 and 1992. 
Henrik Jansun (LD) L:(1953-) P:(2004-2012) - Older, moderate socialist. Unites divided left as well as including the "left out" Right wing. 
Ian Sandersun (LS) L:(1970-) P(2012-2020) - Represented a new generation of Prussians who wanted a more moderate form of socialism, but were not interested in courting the right as much.
Vitalja Zydrunastogtir (LS) L:(1979-) P:(2020-) - The first female head of state of Prussia and the youngest person elected to lead a European nation.
PNBR - Próŝæn Náŝjæn Ræt uw Briwibá or Prussian National Congress of Freedom
KP - Klóhwæn uf Próŝjes or League of Prussians
LD - Libærál-Demokrænæs or Liberal-Democrats
LS - Libærál Sosálæn or Liberal Socialists


Now this was only a brief skimming of all my notes to hit the most important details. This was not an update-by-update review of where the books would have gone. So you can sort of see how exhausting this would have been. Hell, I've been writing this for almost two hours.
 
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Not enough!

How did Islam change over the millennia of triumph in Europe?
What was the catalyst for colonial revolts, this time surely not increased tea prices or costly wars in mainland Europe?
Why division in 3 continental colonial states, instead of trying to form one big union of them?
Did Prussia retain any kind of control over them, like via a governor general, or was everything truly lost?

How did Persia become Hindu? How did Hinduism spread like wildifre, how did it develop in this universe?
Brief history of China please!

Mordvin spread to Siberia?

Ethnological map of Europe/Americas?

DO NOT ABANDON US!!! :(
 

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Not enough!

How did Islam change over the millennia of triumph in Europe?
What was the catalyst for colonial revolts, this time surely not increased tea prices or costly wars in mainland Europe?
Why division in 3 continental colonial states, instead of trying to form one big union of them?
Did Prussia retain any kind of control over them, like via a governor general, or was everything truly lost?

How did Persia become Hindu? How did Hinduism spread like wildifre, how did it develop in this universe?
Brief history of China please!

Mordvin spread to Siberia?

Ethnological map of Europe/Americas?

DO NOT ABANDON US!!! :(
A lot of this is partially answered on the facebook page.

Frandism, or Frankish Islam, arose in Europe as a syncretic "compromise" between Sunni Islam and Christianity. It is somewhere in between. One of the biggest things that makes it different than Islam is the belief that Jesus' crucifixion alleviated the need for dietary constraints and to undergo the Hajj.

The colony system came crashing down in Prussia because the colonies were for (essentially) pure exploitation. They were worked by serfs and slaves just as they would have been in Europe. But they were also heavily taxed and their trading rights were highly restricted. In the end, like in the case of the US, it was mostly a group of well-to-do merchants with a lot to gain leading an army of poorer people with nothing to lose. But wars like the Gaulish War for Independence did but a huge strain on the Prussian economy, definitely crippling its ability to fight the colonies even 100 years after the fact. Colonies did not lump together for the same reason many colonies did not lump together: self-identity. Texas was Texas before the revolt. Mexico was Mexico. In one of the colonial overviews I talk about how Mexico is actually a union of the colonies of Mexico and New Prussia; both which briefly attempted a union with Yucatan. So some did clump together. Prussia lost all control over the mainland ones, but kept Haiti and Jamaica for a few more decades. The Antilles were lost after the First World War.

I wrote up a piece on Hinduism:
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On Hinduism

Hinduism is divided most readily into three main branches: those that arose from the original teachings in India (Dharmic Branch), those that arose in China and contain a strong Buddhist or Taoist influence (the Sinoic or Daozang Branch), and those that arose among the Turkic peoples or in Iran (known as the Ik Oankar Branch). 

Dharmic Branch
The Dharmic Branch is by far the most "pure" of the branches of Hinduism, it is native to India and contains few "foreign" notions. The main exceptions to this are Acintyaism and Sihkism which both differ on the number of gods in the pantheon. Acintyaism has one God above others and Sihkism is monotheistic, but not in an Abrahamic sense. 
- Mainstream Hinduism, often just called "Hinduism" which is mainly centered in the Indian subcontinent. It has four main sects: Vaishnavism, Shaivism, Shaktism, and Smartism. 
- Ayyavazhi is a sub-branch of mainstream Hinduism centered in the south of India. 
- Acintyaism, the form of Hinduism centered in Indonesia and centered on Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa, the supreme unknowable god.
- Sihkism, a monotheistic branch of Hinduism centered in northern India. 

Daozang Branch
All of Daozang Hinduism has increasingly foreign attributes to it stemming mostly from Daoian and Confucian and Buddhist traditions (themselves tangentially related to Hinduism). It is split geographically into the Mongolian Rites and the Daxian Rites. Generally, Mongolian Rites follows more closely with Mahayana Buddhism and Daxian Rites with Theravada Buddhism. 

Ik Oankar Branch
The main theme of the Ik Oankar teachings is the singular God who is defined in a far more Abrahamic way. This is what defines the line between Sihkism and the sects of Ik Oankar as well as defines Ik Oankar from traditional forms of Islam. For many of these sects, Persian is the religious language much in the way Catholic Mass would use Latin. The major exception here is that practiced in Armenia. Ik Oankar Hinduism in many ways is a form of Islam that strong emphasizes one's place in the cycle of life as well as a personal quest for enlightenment and peace.
- Derah Am (Way of Om), a Turkic form of Hinduism mainly confined to the steppe nations. Once the largest branch, it was eventually illegalized in Persia and replaced with a court variation more conducive to the monarchy. 
- Rah Derkheshan (Shining Path), the Persian form of Derah Am. Arose in the 1600s as an Imperial cult that combined the royal's Hinduism with the peasant's Shiite Islam.
- T'agavrë Khararolt'yan (King of Peace) is the Armenian answer to Rah Derkheshan. In many ways it is similar, but it has a strong emphasis on the importance of Jesus. All forms of Ik Oankar place a special importance on Allah (the one God) and his prophet (Mohammed). In Armenia Jesus holds a position usually equal to, though sometimes above, that of Mohammed. 
- Aday Ahetram Beh Hekyket (Homage to Truth) is a geographic isolate of Derah Am, and is thought to be more "pure" in many ways. The Western Persians (the Kwihzihri) managed to stay out of Persia's influence for much of their history and therefore were not under as great of pressure to change their beliefs like the other Turks. 
- Sahn Hayzman (Sands of Time) is the Bedouin and South Syrian form of Derah Am. It is closely related to the next sect.
- Rewshen Fyiry (Enlightenment) is an open teaching popular in Syria and Egypt. It is known as fairly open to Islamic teaching and is the sect most likely to be classified as Islam rather than Hinduism. Syncretism played an important role in Hinduism's spread westward. But, like all forms of Ik Oankar, Rewshen Fyiry emphasizes the multi-faceted nature of the all-mighty and though has a very Abrahamic vision of God, does not focus on the teachings of the Quran as much as other Muslims or even Frandists do. 
- Menzel Segheyr (Small Home) is a sect of Rah Derkheshan that exists outside of Persia. While the focus on the Shah of Persia is diminished, it maintains the notions of Persian exceptionalism and was likely one of the leading causes for the end of the Syrian-Iraqi Federation.
Not sure if I ever posted it. The spread of Hinduism is something I had started to put more work on until I started to lose interest. It was very hard to rectify the spread of a religion that would be very hard to spread as it is not an evangelical religion.

Yes, Mordvin spreads across Siberia in much the same way Russian did: in a straight line until it hit the Pacific. I did a full write-up about Mordvia on facebook.

I have a few, I will weigh my options for uploading them.

This is something I am committed to, I think. It certainly wasn't something I lost sleep over and I did not just declare my intentions to finish up because I was looking for renewed interest. Baltikja means a lot to me, but I am not having fun with it anymore. It very much feels like work and that is why I am stopping. I doubt it will be too long before I find something new to write about.
 

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Ooo nice page there. Just the format seems a bit not most friendly towards readers. Facebook not being probably the best way to publish essays on alternative history universe. :cool:

Commented there on the oldest message. :p