- Oct 2, 2011
The Swiss Confederation requests that the Qing delegation visit Switzerland, though the limited wealth of our nation, as well as our lack of ports, prevents extensive trading.
The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.
I'd prefer if you could all have your orders in by then. France and whoever is going to war with/against her, your orders are particularly needed so I can write a mini-update about that.
Also, a bit more IC would be nice.
OOC: Just so Boris can get a general idea...
Who is who
Btw Boris, u own the Santisima Trinidad. The most powerful ship in the world!
OOC: Well, there's nothing too wrong with him shifting sides, since like Prussia or Austria, there isn't a direct lever that France can apply yet in Madrid; they historically drifted towards neutrality between Trafalgar and Jena, at which point they realigned themselves with France and pretended that they'd never even entertained the thought of abandoning the Continental System (being bribed with bits of Portugal also helped). There's nothing completely outré about them repudiating the Alliance of San Ildefonso and rejoining the next Grand Coalition, as Prussia and Austria historically did repeatedly. On the other hand, it might not be too wise to do so since there's one really, really big French lever right on the other side of the Pyrenees that's already kicked the stuffing out of the Spanish forces once, which couldn't even invade Portugal on their own.OOC: Boris, just so you know, you're allied with France and you are effectively a client state of them.
OOC: Basic summary.OOC: Thanks, when I looked at the general Napoleonic Wars Article it said Spain was with the UK and such, but I guess that changed later.
Treaty of Tarnow
In light of the radical republicanism of the French State, headed by the Emperor of the French Napoleon I, we, as a collective of nations, have come to a state of epiphany in the grievances of the French Empire. These grievances include, but are not limited to,
Thus, we, as nations, resolve to fight against this evil regime of Napoleon I, with steel, and lead, and any tools that lie at our disposal; we will pursue the objective of toppling Napoleon's illegitimate regime, of restoring the peace and balance of power of the continent of Europe; we will fight together, as brothers-in-arms, against the tyrant that seeks to conquer the whole of Europe and bringing about the deaths of hundreds of thousands of civilians, soldiers, and otherwise; we here resolve to fight to contain the French regime, to limit its sphere of influence, and to return Europe to its state of balance and peace. This Treaty of Tarnow binds all signatories in a military alliance of the highest order, in conjunction with the brave nations of the United Kingdom of the Dutch Republic, which are already in conflict with Napoleon's armies. This Treaty shall never become defunct until, with the completion of our objective, Napoleon's regime is toppled and peace is restored. We, as an alliance, as a Coalition, DECLARE WAR upon the French Empire and any of her allies.
- The disruption of peace on the continent of Europe,
- The violent and bloody creation of a state, at the head of which is Napoleon Bonaparte,
- The needless execution, without either trial or reason, of many a people, including but not limited to French citizens,
- The execution, without just cause, of the Bourbon Monarch and his Wife,
- The subjugation of many states in Western Europe, which include but are not limited to Northern Italy, the Kingdom of Spain, and the Netherlands,
- The instigation of war among the Powers of Europe,
- The suppression of the Catholic Church in France,
- The disturbance of the balance of power on the continent of Europe,
- The deaths of soldiers, civilians, and others in wars of conquest,
- And the creation of a vast Sphere of French Influence on the continent of Europe.
Any nation which feels obligated to join this Coalition against Napoleon's France may join at any time. Napoleon's power and authority must be challenged and he must be deposed before Europe falls under a curtain of conquest and total destruction.
[X] Emperor Francis II of Austria, Roman Emperor Elect
[X] Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger of the United Kingdom
[X] Tsar Alexander I of Russia
[X] Prince William V of the Netherlands
[X] King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia
[X] King Christian VII of Denmark-Norway
[X] King Gustav IV of Sweden
[X] President Thomas Jefferson of the United States of America