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Okay, here is the next point winning chance (it is multi parted):

What famous German city the the Cataphracts burn to the ground and capiture? (100 Mr.C points)

In what city did the Cataphracts link up with the Dracia Armee and fought off the Danish 3rd Korps? (100 Mr.C points)

What new invention was used against the Danish Grand Fleet off of Jutland? (150 points)

What was the last German city to fall to Byzantine troops?
(150 points)

During the war, how many divisions revolted?
(200 points) (if you can tell me the armies' names and provs I will pay for you to mail me your shoes so I may kiss them + 100,000,000 Mr. C points)

What is the Estonia ruling party (hint: I added it in.... :rolleyes: ) (1500 points)

What small, central asian nation is under Byzantine control? (1500 points)

Have fun and sorry about the delay in updating!
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Mr. Capiatlist said:
What is the Estonia ruling party (hint: I added it in.... :rolleyes: ) (1500 points)

Don`t you mean Lituania? The Lituainian Worker`s Party

What new invention was used against the Danish Grand Fleet off of Jutland? (150 points)

The Ironclad? Monitor?
 

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Freddan said:
Don`t you mean Lituania? The Lituainian Worker`s Party



The Ironclad? Monitor?
No, part of the Treaty of Visby was that Byzantium would declare Estonia indepedent.... so there is now an Estonia too....
 

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I'm assuming that Siberia wasn't colonized in EU II, so therefore Russia is relatively smaller in Vicky?

What are those blue and brown and turqoise folks in India?

Quite an impressive alternative history, I must say!

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Wild guess: Mughalstan and Kutch.
 

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el presidentse said:
Wild guess: Mughalstan and Kutch.
Close, Kutch (Blue), Bastar (Brown) and Transvastar (?)(Turquious)

Anyone gonna try the questions? Any takers? There are a few hints within one question....
 
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Okay, before the next update here are the answers:

What famous German city the the Cataphracts burn to the ground and capiture? Dresden

In what city did the Cataphracts link up with the Dracia Armee and fought off the Danish 3rd Korps? Berlin

What new invention was used against the Danish Grand Fleet off of Jutland? The submarine

What was the last German city to fall to Byzantine troops?
Königsburg

During the war, how many divisions revolted?
2, in Trabezon and Abu Dhabe

What is the Estonia ruling party (hint: I added it in.... ) The "Old Ways" Party

What small, central asian nation is under Byzantine control? Nepal

Anyhow; 1878-1895
The Great War
Ever since the last war with Russia and Denmark, the Russo-Byzantine border was heavily covered on both sides by troops. Russia had begun the expansion into Siberia, but was begining to loose ground to Japan and Byzantium. The small Russia island off the coast of China was the only thing they had to shot for their colonial empire. But Russia still had dreams, and they dreamed of taking Byzantium's enormous empire. So they started a Colonial war that lasted only a few months and lost Russia all of its Siberian trading posts and missionaries as well as the small island above Japan. This enfuriated the Russians who doubled the efforts to bring the Byzantines down.

After much delay, the Byzantine fleet got its needed update. The rusting, broken-down fleet of Ironclads and monitors was being replaced with new Cruisers, Heavy Cruisers and Battleships. It was this arming up, along with the illegal mobilization of Danish forces and the increase of her navy from 12 ships to 45 that was begining to ruin relations between the nations. The clock ticked down until.... September 7th, 1880....

Byzantiine forces along the Russo-Byzantine border began to move in a very systematic way along a general front stretching from Poland to Turkmenistan.

In Jutland, the Ribearmee moves north and captured the lightly guarded cities of Denmark proper. The BBEF lands on the Danish capital and defeats all resistance there, and begins to move northward toward Stockholm. The Ribearmee soon joins the BBEF in scandinavia as it occupies Norway.

In Novgorod, Russian forces are expelled from the city, and driven back to the capital, which after a year-long battle and sieg falls to the victorious Byzantines.

All along the southern border of Russia, Byzantine troops advance, over taking the troops that they chase. Soon, the whole of Russia has been occupied after only three years.

In Denmark, Byzantine troops face stiff resistance as Danish freedom fighters and civilian militias begin to hack away at the Byzantine war machine. Forces once deployed in Russia are now moving through Kola and Finland. Most of the Resistance is centered in Sweden, but the civilians militias were nothing compared to the well-trained forces of the Byzantine Empire.

The Danish and Byzantine fleets had their final confrontation off the coast of England. The heavily armoured steel ships of the Byzantine fleet blasted the raider fleet of the Danes out of the water leaving nothing behind.

The war ended as quickly as it began. Danish resistance faded and Swedish and Norwegian resistance took up against the Danes. The Danish empire had faded away into nothing.....

June 6th, 1885; Konstantinopolis
The Russian government submitted back to Byzantine rule, with the 200th year aniversary of the great Russian rebellion of 1692 fast approaching, the Russians will celebrate it in secrecy; their government puppeted by the Byzantines once again.

Denmark was humilitated, they had to give up all territories in Jutland to Byzantium, and had to accecpt Byzantine soverignty. Norway, Finland and Sweden weere all given indpendence. Denmark was left with two provs at the southern tip of Sweden. Norway, Sweden and Finland were all puppets of Byzantium, increasing Byzantiums hold on Europe as a whole.

Norway's economy quickly boomed under Byzantine assistance. Sweden's laged a little behind Norway. Finland was given assistance in the form of money, but the Byzantine government has no idea were it went.


Elsewhere in the world:
The socialist parties in Poland and Latvia lost the recent elections, ending the poverty that was striken upon them. In Poland, a conservative party won and in Latvia, the socialist party resigned after several popular rebellions in Riga and the capital. A liberal party won there.

Conservative Prolteriates in Bolivia took over the nation, becoming a mix of Communism and Capitalism, it is horribly run now.... :rolleyes:

A popular rebellion in Byzantium tried to convince the government to allow some voting rights and to strengthen the pwoer of the people. This revolt, known as the Karaman Rebellion, convinced the government of one thing: send in the Cataphracts!

Byzantium, a month before the rebellion had increaced its social spending and the level of its social causes; though highly dictorial, it is still a great place to live; seen by the population of 5 billion +.
 

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A call for voting rights in Byzantium? I believe that incurs the death penalty. :)
To be drawn and quatered; infact.

One man; one vote. That is the Byzantine Government's stand; of course both the one man and the one vote apply to the Emperor. :D ;) :cool:

I considered it at one point, then though.... nah!
 

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1895-1900 Industrialization! (Newpaper form)

Das Byzantienische Zeitung
0,25BM 21, August. 1895
With the wars' end, thousands of drafted men are returning home to find the nation in dreary need for more jobs. Many speculate that by the end of the century, major iron and coal shortages will lead to a catastrophic end to industrialization. A quiet few in Konstaninopolis have advocated the shift from coal to oil in fueling our nation's trains and factories.

"Until such a time when a more plentiful source of oil is found, the Byzantine National Railroads' trains will continue to use coal for its major source of fuel," said Otto von Trieste last Friday after accusations that the nation's rail roads did not have enough coal.

"These accusations are totaly false," said Fraz Gruber, director of coal management for the BNR, "There is plenty of coal to go around, and even if there is a small shortage, I am confident that the government will find a solution."
This statement comes after large depostits of coal and iron were found in West Siberia. Japanese officals have released that they too have found a great deal of iron in Ostsiberia.

"We will retain all necessary trading with the Byzantine government and continue to supply their need of coal as long as it does not effect the growth of Japanese industry," announced Itkhiro Matsuko, head of Japanese labour in Ostsiberia.



Das Byzantienische Zeitung
0,25BM 01, Juli. 1896
Württemburg, Großdeutschland; The state's minister of Industrial Developement, Boris Führer, has announced the expansion of several coal mines under his control, including two in the Lorraine region. Kleinerdeutschland officials have also admitted to a much larger expansion of coal minining in the Saarland region. This comes as no surprise after the price of coal rose 0,06BM a pound last month. Officials in Konstantinopolis says that a recent strike there caused a minor shortage that was made up through the importing of coal from Sweden and Norway. The two Byzantine protectorites in Scandinavia saw a major increase of income after Danish rule had ended.

"The expansion of these mines serves two purposes, to cut down and rapant unemployment after the war, and to make sure there is enough coal to heat every home in the Empire," explains Führer, "We do not acknowledge any shortage in coal due to over excavation!"



Das Byzantienische Zeitung
0,25BM 29, November. 1896
Today, outside of a small fishing viliage on the colonial island of Java, Herr Johannes Lehrer has discovered what might prove Hr. Dawin's theories of evolution applied to man too. The young doctor has claimed to have found the missing link in man 'evolution' from apes.

"The creture I have found walked up-right like a man, but had a large brow like an ape and retains several ape features such as longer forarms and stubbier fingers."

This is a startiling find after Hr. Dämer's find in the Ardenes last year. The Java man seems to like the Nieanderthalman and humanbeings. The Imperial court, a strong supporter of church opinion dening evolution has hinted toward allowing research to continue but no offical statement has been made.



Das Byzantienische Zeitung
0,30BM 04, April. 1897
Panamastadt, Transpanama-Colombia; Work has begun on the greatest endevor know to man, the Altanisch-Pasifik Canal! Engineers have said that being the canal here will give them training to building another one across the Suez pennisila on a unannocunced date.

"The Suez Canal will be much harder," says the canal's lead engineer, Calvin Hobbes, "It is much longer and will have to be built on shifting sands. Try it in your child's sand-box. Dig a hole in dry sand then watch the sand fill it back up. This is what my engineers and I have predicted for the Suez canal. Plus, the Suez Canal doesn't serve that great of a purpose. Goods coming from India simply sail to Basra, why have them sail ony further? Goods coming from California must travel to Virginia and Nordkarolina, and that leaves three paths: 1) Around Sudamerika and risking storms; 2) Across the continental Nordamerika and risking indian raids; or 3) Through our new canal!"

The canal is schedualed for completion in 1899 when it will become of use to Naval ships military and the like.



Das Byzantienische Zeitung
0,30BM 14, August. 1897
Today marks the end of the Trans-Afrika railroad. The rail road extends all the way down Byzantine Afrika to Cape Town and Johannesburg. It starts as part of the Algeris railroad network and spreads out hitting major cities and military points including Niger, Somoliland, Kongo, and Namibia. The rail road was started in 1889 but was paused during the war with Denmark and Russia. Construction resumed last year as hundreds of thousands of men came back looking for jobs.



Das Byzantienische Zeitung
0,25BM 01, Januar. 1898
Herr Daimler hast revieled what he believes is the future of transportation, the Automobile. Hr. Daimler explains that the 'auto' will be powered by oil, as accusations of coal shortages continue to run rampant.

"My internal combustion engine can lead to all shorts of wonderful inventions, including the key to flight!" Daimler exclaimed. His Internal Combustion Engine has solved the means of using oil as a fuel without having to rely still on steam. He continues, "There are also many forms of the engine that my brilliant drafters have though up, this included one designed by my head draftsmen Fredrik Diesel."

The excietment was so great, that even Kaiser Adolph IV Dukas showed up and took a ride in the noisy contraption. Though Mrs. Dukas was not happy with the greasy stains the Kaiser sustained on his sunday best, the Kaiser admits that, "It was a wonderful time." The government has granted Daimler enough funds to start several factories of his own, and a Royal auto manufactury will be erected outside of Konstantinopolis.



Das Byzantienische Zeitung +Spezial!+
0,35BM 07, Juli. 1898
In the seering heat of a Schwabian summer, Herr Daimler has done it again. Only six months after revealing the Internal combustion engine, a heavier-than-air contraption flew through the skies! Several military officals and the Kaiser-to-be, Größerfuhrsten Karl II watched in stunned amazement as 'pilot' Stephan Marz flew the 'airplane' a total of seven times. His longest time in the air was 56 seconds and the longest distance was an amazing 2046' 3"! Many watching ran along with the contraption as it putzed and coughed its way through the air. Even though both Daimler and Marz admit the plane was far from perfect, it proved that it could infact be done.

Military officals a less impressed than Daimler and the Größerfuhrsten, "That thing could hardly carry a single man let alone a platoon or even a grenade!" says Großadmiral Hans Jobrüke, "The Kriegsmarine has no use for it!" He was not alone in this belief. One Military offical who did see a little potential for it was General Patrik von Stok, current commander of the BBEF.

"If it was more powerful, it could be used to scout over enemy lines, though I see very little use for it other than that. It is meerly a toy."



Das Byzantienische Zeitung
0,25BM 23, Oktober. 1898
In the midst of the Oktoberfest, the nation's national holiday, Alexzander von Gram-bell, deminstarted what he is calling "Yankee know-how" in action. Yankees, a mutt breed of Germans, Cherokee and several other European ancestries, have been know for their over-coming of adversity in Nordamerika. They were the ones who helped build the new Grandfleet as well as industrializing Virginia and Nordkarolina. Yesterday he deminstarted his "Telephone," when he 'phoned' his assistant who was on the other side of the Konstantinopolis fair grounds (roughly 1.2 miles). Those who watched called it either "amazing" or a "grand hoax." Few believed in the invention until Hr. Gram-bell offered couples to be seperated and talk to each other. The Kaiser emiditally demaned one be set up in the palace to call between distant rooms. Generals want a national line so armies can coordinate, the navy wants a wireless version. Gram-bell believes a wireless verion is only a few months from a reality as he works with a little-known Italian inventor.



Das Byzantienische Zeitung
0,25BM 13, Februar. 1899
All production of steel has come to a halt as the predicted shortage of coal and iron have proven true. This leads us to wonder why nothing was being done for the problem! For the first time since 1842, citizens of Krimea can see a blue sky as the miriad steel factories closed shop for the duration of the shortage.

"It really is a god-sent," says Krimea resident Trischa von Pommern, "Though getting the smell of sulfur out of.... well.... everything.... will be very difficult."
It is to be noted that her husband works in the lumber industry. As for the families of steel workers, the government has offered their codelences and temporary jobs in laying new telephone lines conecting Krimea and Konstaninopolis.

"If it wasn't for the govnerment, my family would have probably starved, and I thank them," says a happy ex-steel worker Ronald Darfson, "Though it does do a number on your back."

Many people, for the first time, saw the extent of the effects of "Krimea-air" on buildings. Facal features on statues have been eaten off and houses that were once white or blue ar now a thick greyish-brown.

"We shall overcome this event," says Kaiser Adolph IV, "A massive overhaul of all of Byzantium's mines will make sure coal continues to flow into Krimea's coffers. This will be added to the recent advent of Hr. Edison's electricity and light. We are at the edge of a break through of science!"
 

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Mettermrck said:
Yankees, a mutt breed of Germans, Cherokee and several other European ancestries, have been know for their over-coming of adversity in Nordamerika.

It's from a Byzantine point of view, so I suppose it's a tolerable statement, ahem. :( ;) Good newspaper articles!
It is supposed to be sarcastic, because I am jingoistically pro-American.

One article is missing, I meant to do one about two large land purchesses in India from Kutch and the greenish-blue one... :wacko:
 

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interesting aar keep going
Must beat Billy Bob..... must resist playing independent europa.... must fight on.....
 

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I hope when I finish this I get some kind of recognition and a new avatar ;) .

That'd be nice.....
Perhaps Ronald Reagan, dressed up as the Patriarch of Constantinople? :D
 

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Perhaps Ronald Reagan, dressed up as the Patriarch of Constantinople? :D
Something like that yes....
 

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There is only one post left in the Vicky portion of the mega-campaign, it will be composed for 1900-1920. Unfortunetally, don't expect it anytime soon.... even in extreamly fast, the game plays like it is slow. I am also going fishing this upcoming weekend and will not have access to Vicky though I might still be on the forums.
 

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Before I post that final update (hopefully tomorrow) I'd like to know if there is a way I could start my next AAR with a video? Do I host it on a website? (If so which one and is it free?) Or is there a way to just put it on? Tell me now!
 

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1900-1920

The new century brought a lot of change to the national sceen. On March 26th, 1901 the Byzantine Commonwealth of Nations was created. Soon, all nations under Byzantine control raised their new flags high. Many citizens of these nations were outraged, but the new, stronger alliance allowed Byzantine troops into its satelites and dominions to stop all ideals it felt was wrong.

Kaiser Karl II, after taking the throne after the death of his father on June 9th, 1902, sent the BBEF into Denmark to put down several Liberal revolutions. The BBEF would see much action during this time period. The new Kaiser also tested a new battlefield weapon during this period, the Panzer. Built primarially in factories in Luxemburg, the Krimea, Konstantinopolis, Virginia and Algeris; Panzer armies rolled across Kutch during a six-month war over a disputed region of Persia. There was little Kutch could do, but the Byzantines only took what they had claimed.

During this time in South America, revolutions spread across Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia and Argentina. The former four all set up 'Sovietski' style governments and formed an alliance known as the Union of South American Soviet Socialist's Republics (USASSR). Argentina set up a highly Nationalistic socialist government whoes counter-part in Byzantinum is known as the Nazi party. Argentina then decided foolishly that it could fend off the small colonial army Byzantium had stationed there. The army, stationed in Buenos Aries and a second force in Rio deJenaro marched with haste toward the fighting. Argentina was still in civil war when an expanded Byzantine precents (from 3 to 30) in South America invaded and crushed the rebelions. Argentina was then forced to cede 3/4 of their territory and forced to join the Commonwealth.

With two wars under Kaiser Karl II's belt, the Empire returned to scientific improvements. In 1906 the first of 65 'Dreadnought' battleships were launched. The first, KBM Kaiser Adolph IV was launched on January 8th, the Orthodox christmas as a "Gift to the nation" as the Kaiser put it. The second dreadnought was named after the Kaiser's heir apparent Wilhelm (III).

Revolts continued into neighboring Mughalistan were yet another Soviet government was installed. Korea revolted from China and with Japanese and Byzantine assistance was able to unite half the peninsila. There capital on a small fortress island in the Japanese Sea was protected by three Byzantine Expeditionary divisions from Okinowa. The Pasifikflotte with its ten Dreadnoughts pounded the Chinese navy into dust.

Poland took over the governments of its two smaller neighbors Lithuania and Latvia. Poland, which is now a Soviet republic formed, what has been dubbed, two Polish-Soviet republics. Germany was protected from utter annexation by the BBEF who defended the capital, Elbig under the geise of defending the Byzantine city of Danzig.

Communist revolts continued in the third world. In Laos, a communist rebellion cost the country Laosian Burma. Siam also lost Siamese Vietnam and all of Khmer. Vietnam remained a hot bed of revolt but maintained order within the government. Cambodia was racked with revolts and also fell to the Communists. Socialists within the Zulu nation tried to revolt but were crushed when the nation asked for Byzantine assistance.

Mexico was the last nation to fall to communism. In 1906, a revolt began in the northern region. It quickly spread throughout the nation. Guatamala declared independence as an Orthodox theorcracy. The Mexican Empire fell and in its place was built the Mexican Soviet Socialist Republic (MSSR) which was soon a member of the USASSR.

Byzantium cracked down on Socialist, Communist and Anarchist demagouges after the assasination of the Kaiser's eldest daughter Princess Sofi and her new husband, Archduke Karlos of Valencia, the duke of Sicily. The coupled were killed in Ragusa during their honey moon. The government quickly blamed Soviets with backing from Poland and illegalized immigration from any Soviet nation, and the creation of unions and any left-wing parties. 1919 ended with the Kaiser's power ever expanding.