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People and lands that the United Kingdom must protect are under attack from people that came from the Ottoman Empire. We are securing those we must protect. Had the attacks not taken place we would not be defending ourselves and those we are responsible to guard.
The people you suppress rebel against your rule, yet that is the Ottoman Empires fault. We forced nobody to rebel and made nobody pull the trigger of a gun. As previously stated, perhaps you should listen to the people and respect that they don't want to be under your tyrannical rule.

The German Empire is disgusted by the recent violence in France. We declare our support for the only legitimate government in France. The French Republic. The stable Republic has been overtaken by violence initiated by the Legitimists, Orleanists and Bonapartists. We hope that the civil war can be resolved quickly with the reinstatement of the French Republic.
The Kingdom of Italy is sadden by the violence that engulfed our noble ally France. We declare our support for the only legitimate government in France , The Legitimist Third French Empire and hope they achieve a swift victory against the mad dogs tearing France to pieces.
The Kingdom of Greece is saddened at the outbreak of violence in both the Ottoman Empire and France, however one now wish to name it. We hope that whatever French faction may win this civil war, they may be able to do so without immense bloodshed and without the bloodiness of their former revolutions and civil wars.
Her Majesty's Government is concerned by the fact that there exists no international consensus on the legitimate governing authority in France, a state of affairs that shall undoubtedly perpetuate the civil conflict. At present, the German Empire recognises the supporters of the dissolved republic, the State of Italy supports the nascent Empire under the Carlist branch of the House of Bourbon, and the Kingdom of the Netherlands - amongst other nations - has refused to adopt any position at all. The question of legitimacy has been considerably muddied by recent events. If one accepts that the dissolution of the republic was illegal, then the republican party holds legitimacy. If one accepts the dissolution of the republican government, however, then there is still no clear claimant. The dissolution was implemented at the behest of the Duke of San Jaime, but the parties of the House of Bonaparte and the Orleanist branch of the House of Bourbon have equally valid claims. In many ways, this is less a civil war and more a succession dispute, as a majority of the protagonists would maintain the imperial system; they would simply see it supervised by a different monarch.

Considering these difficulties, Her Majesty's Government proposes that a congress in Europe be convened, in order to form an agreement on which party in the Frenc crisis should be considered the legitimate government. Otherwise, the current combatants shall be emboldened by their foreign recognition into continuing the war for as long as possible.

- Her Majesty, Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands
I must concur with Her Majesty of the Netherlands. A Congress must convene, composed of all the major powers of the European continent, to settle on the newly-spawned French civil war and to end it before the combatants settle into a drawn-out conflict of trenches and static warfare, which would not only extend the life of the war but also bring about horrendous casualties and devastate the French population.

As King of Spain and spokesman for the Spanish people in the great collection of European nations, I volunteer to head a European Congress in Madrid, where representatives and rulers of our nations may decide on how to deal with this effectively.

~ Alfonso XIII, His Royal Majesty the King of Spain
The nature of the catastrophe in France leaves us with no other choice but to take no side of any kind. For us to lean for or against any faction could cause far more problems than solved. Taking such a path would also force us to either back that faction to some degree or risk alienating or aggravating the eventual victor. We shall chart a strictly neutral course for now regarding France.
As the legal heir to the Legacy of the First Empire it is only lawful that I be recognized as true Emperor of France. The Bourbon Kings are both usurpers, while the Republican 'President' is no more than a deluded bureaucrat. All nations of Europe should recognize House Bonaparte as Emperors, and not these Bourbon scum; who were ousted from power twice, by the people they sought to rule. Why should the people of Europe accept an idiot from a great stock of fools as Emperor? All of us, as Europeans, should choose the House Bonaparte.

We would institue a fair and just Parliamentary system, where France would be divided into Provinces and smaller Departments. The states would have their own legislative assemblies, judiciary systems and Premiers, largely autonomous of the Federal Assmebly. I as, Emperor of the French and King of France, would hold executive power. A system of Checks and Balances would ensure that Parliament in Paris, elected from all corners of France and representing her people, had the power to over-ride my orders. A seperate judicial system would be appointed by Us, Kings of France, and ratified by the populace, not the lawmakers. A new constitution for France would set these proposals to law, and any amendments would have to be approved by 66% of people in each Province in a nation-wide referendum.
In regards to the concerns raised by the Foreign Office of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Her Majesty's Government states that it is our belief that if the great powers of Europe fall decisively behind a single candidate, the other parties shall be dissuaded from their struggles for power and pressured into accepting peace. The best solution to the crisis in France would be an inter-party agreement mediated by the international community. Thus would we avert a prolonged, catastrophic civil war. If we, the European community, select a single party and funnel all our diplomatic and material support behind them, they should inevitably rise above their competitors and so bring about a swift conclusion to the conflict.

Her Majesty's Government is pleased by the support proffered by His Majesty, the King of Spain, and would dispatch a representative to attend a congress held in Madrid or in any other European locality.

- Her Majesty, Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands
The United States of America will remain neutral in the current French Civil War. Our deepest and most sincere prayers lie with the French people. May this war not terry for their sake, may it be short for them!
In regards to the concerns raised by the Foreign Office of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Her Majesty's Government states that it is our belief that if the great powers of Europe fall decisively behind a single candidate, the other parties shall be dissuaded from their struggles for power and pressured into accepting peace. The best solution to the crisis in France would be an inter-party agreement mediated by the international community. Thus would we avert a prolonged, catastrophic civil war. If we, the European community, select a single party and funnel all our diplomatic and material support behind them, they should inevitably rise above their competitors and so bring about a swift conclusion to the conflict.

Her Majesty's Government is pleased by the support proffered by His Majesty, the King of Spain, and would dispatch a representative to attend a congress held in Madrid or in any other European locality.

- Her Majesty, Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands

We once again remind the Dutch that it is The Kingdom, not The State of Italy.
Rossiya Gazeta

The official newspaper of the Russian Empire

13th of November, 1909, Moscow, Russia. The Tsarista Olga I today gave the annual speech announcing the future plans for the development of our beloved Motherland. She, "The Iron Lady", who held the reins of our nation during it's darkest moments is now taking us to new level of development. With the recent expansion in our navy, putting us at the same level of most of the Great Powers, it was expected that next year budget would be focused in a more economic and civilian manner, as to have a balanced expenditure between the different sectors of our Empire.


The Bureau of Public Works announced today that they received green light to start the modernization and further development of Tran-Siberian railway. This project, the biggest know to mankind, is expected to have in a near future two lines in stead of one, making transportation easier and faster between our European and Asian sectors. Moreover bigger, faster and stronger locomotives are being developed by the Bureau of Research & Investigation to make the travel shorter and economic. The government announced a budget of 200,000,000,000 roubles will be the amount needed for said adventure.

Initial phase of the works​

Even more industry:

With the infrastructure sector under way, our Tsarista announced the 2nd part of the annual budget that will be destined to develop new industry. But this time it won't be heavy industry to satisfy the needs of even bigger industry or military ways. But the development of light and medium industry to satisfy the demand of consumer goods in the Empire. Clothes, shoes, furniture, food packaging and the alike will be the aim in this project. With a ripe market ready to be satisfied, thanks to the laws of minimum wage, the estimate of revenues for private owners is favourable. Our economists also theorize that this increase in supply/demand will also boost other sectors, the primary industries that extract raw resources. At the same times boosting the quality of life of our citizens who will be able to purchase goods at reasonable prices while at the same time helping our national industry to develop. The budget to boost this plan is expected to be around 100,000,000,000 roubles.

Simple, yet effective. A Russian chair.
The great appear great because we are on our knees: Let us rise.
January - December 1910


The United Kingdom calls for a requirement drive to help with the War in the Middle East. Thousands flock to the recruiment stations, but after a few weeks the numbers began to taper off. The final results were short of what was expected by the British Government.
[+120,000 Regulars to the United Kingdom in 1 turn.]

People flock to the banner of the Bonapartists, using old images of of nostalgia to encourage them.
[+300,000 Conscripts to the Bonapartists.]

The fortifications of Paris are strengthened from any attacks by another pretender to the throne.

The Second Battle of Paris is mostly inconclusive, with the city staying in control of the Bonapartists, but both sides took very heavy casualties during the whole ordeal.
[-50,000 Conscripts from the Bonapartists. -75,000 Regulars from the French Empire.]

In the Netherlands, plans to continue the modernization of the Dutch Navy fails after the Government contracts a private company to build them the new guns they needed for their ships. After 6 months of waiting, the company returns wooden toy cannons. The Government is furious, but still has no way of exacting revenge on the company.
[-50,000 Gold from the Netherlands]

The defensive lines of Amsterdam are completed by another contractor. While this time it goes to the sea, they leave an unguarded doorway in their portion, simply so that their workers could get in and out to finish the building.
[-20,000 Gold from the Netherlands]

The Government puts a bid in for aircraft and the new Aircraft Factory, but they are quickly outbid by many other people, and their requests are ignored.

The National Education Act of 1910 is passed in the Netherlands, giving education to all students and all Dutch citizens willing to learn and advance. While the schools are opened, the books are somewhat scarce.
[+5% Literacy to the Netherlands. -10,000 Gold from the Netherlands.]

Economic Trouble erupts in the Dutch Stock Market, as the Stock Exchange has a massive sell-off in late November. Millions upon millions are lost in a day, as companies across the Netherlands declare bankruptcy. This collapse of the Dutch Stock Market causes the Berlin and Paris markets to also falter, and experience a collapse by the middle of December. The London markets saw a down turn, but they did not collapse, yet.
[-50 Industry from the Netherlands. -50% Base Income from France, Germany, and the Netherlands. -20% Base Income from the United Kingdom.]


Traders on the floor of the Dutch Stock Market before the Crash.

What was called the Four-Year Plan in Spain began as an idea in Parliament, but very soon it is stalled because people think it represented something socialist, and the yellow journalism from the media exploded it into a full-bore, anti-Government propaganda, causing the Parliament to abandon it. The same stops anything from the Government saying that Spain has entered a new era. They all expose government budgets and convince the people of Spain life is horrible in the country.

The Spanish King dissolves Parliament and suspends the Constitution, only to amend it himself, calling for fully secret ballots in elections. As of now, he is an absolute monarch, with complete control of the country, and its economy.

The Spanish Navy sees leaps and bounds in improvements to the Spanish Navy as the King funnels money into it. While it is not as much as he wanted to commit to the Navy, the improvements were far more than he could have imagined.
[-100,000 Gold from the Spanish Navy. +4 Naval Levels to Spain.]

The Reichstag stalls in the Government's attempt to capitalise on Air Power, both military and civilian. While the population is highly supportive of this move, the Government is not. This results in a huge collapse of the confidence of the Zentrum-led Government.
[German Government Coalition close to collapse. Germans DEMANDING Air Power.]

The German Army attempts to call more people into its ranks, but it is met with a lukewarm response, and only about half of the number they requested came forward.
[+50,000 Regulars to the German Empire.]

In Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft, calls to increase the size of the German Navy are ordered, as well as asking them to try and improve quality. In order to cut costs, the Shipyard builds the new ships with the same technology as before.
[-160,000 Gold from Germany. +9 Large Ships in 2 turns. +6 Submarines in 1 turn. +47 Small Ships in 4 turns.]

When the Berlin-Babylon Railway entered the Ottoman Empire, conditions were worse than they expected, and a train that was carrying explosives derailed and exploded, causing a huge crater, and destroying many supplies. The resulting repairs cost a lot more than originally thought, and no real progress was made besides fixing what went wrong.
[Berlin-Babylon Railway (5/8). Cost Remaining (1,100,000/1,750,000). -250,000 Gold from the German Empire.]

In Rome, new diplomatic tidings would come from the Vatican Hill. A concordat was concluded between Italy and the Papacy, which had dwelt within the halls of the Lateran Palace as a prisoner in their own lands since the conquest of Rome by the Italian Kingdom. As per the terms of the treaty, the Italian Government agreed to recognize the full sovereignty of the new Vatican City, which covered the Vatican Hill, and granted Papal extraterritoriality to several major structures in Rome belonging to the Catholic Church. Furthermore, the Catholic Church, the new state religion of Italy, was also recognized as remaining under the control of the Pope. Domestically, this was greeted with popular acclaim in Italy, and at least initially, bolstered Italian prestige. The Catholic Church officially agreed to maintain an independent and neutral foreign policy, but this was called into question within less than a month when the Pope first gave a speech in support of the Italian government, then openly came out in favour of the French Emperor Charles XII in return for concessions to ensure the free and independent status of the Catholic Church in France. The response to this was something neither the Pope nor the French government could have expected. This action by the Pope in his role as the head of the Holy See of Rome rallied not the Catholics, but the secular and modernist elements of the French population. Greatly offended by this unexpected and undesired intrusion, they deserted the Legitimist cause en masse. Even Catholics looked askance at the outward words of support, and the ongoing rumors of secret terms between Italy and the Vatican that had led to this lent itself to only lukewarm support of the Legitimist cause. The result was severely detrimental to the “petit Rey,” and would lead to blowback against Italy, perceived as the root cause, far greater than their original support of the Vatican would have granted them.
[+1 Stability to Italy. -50 Prestige to Italy, Decrease in Legitimist support in France]

The Italian government began a series of military subsidies aimed at developing the armaments industry in Milan and the Lombardy region. Unfortunately, they failed to account for present market conditions. The subsidies would far exceed anything the Italian government had expected at first, and the new factories would be less than overwhelming.
[+1 Industry, -24 000 Gold to Italy]

In the south, however, market conditions were far more favorable, as the industrial developments of last year had only barely begun to tap the largely unindustrialized Mezzogiorno. Government sponsorship of new methods of mechanized agriculture, eagerly adopted by the latifundia owners in an attempt to increase their profit margins, led to the loss of livelihood of many farm hands on the latifundia and collapse of several smaller farms. The resultant severe dislocation of labour created a tremendous source of free labour force that the new industrial magnates could tap for their factories, albeit at the cost of some instability in the region. In addition, the construction of a government-funded high-speed rail line from Rome to Taranto by way of Naples would open the Mezzogiorno still further, providing a tremendous central transit corridor.
[-1 Stability, -55 000 Gold, +6 Industry, +2 Infrastructure to Italy]

Emperor Franz Joseph I of the Danubian Federation would attempt to give a speech to the people of his nation, pushed by senior members of government in a hope that seeing him would help bolster national unity. Unfortunately, the aging Emperor made several faux pas in his speech, leading to significant frustration among the not only the Hungarian and German populations, but also the German population, which all perceived him as being out of touch.
[-1 Stability to Danubian Federation]

The Danubian Federation, attempting to rebuild its shattered naval forces, began to rehire its officers back. Many, lacking other chances at employment in these unsettled times, agreed, but a significant number refused. In the legislature, the government also questioned hiring officers for ships that no longer existed.
[+2 Naval Levels, -15000 Gold to Danubian Federation]

The Danubian Federation began to reinvest, attempting to restore some measures of the living standards before the economic collapse. These measures were quite successful, albeit at significant expense due to the economic downturn.
[-20 000 Gold, +2 Stability to Danubian Federation]

The Danubian Federation would also begin to attempt to restore the industrial base of the nation, pouring funding like water into the city of Sarajevo. New factories would begin to produce their goods with government support, taking the homeless and jobless off the streets, with
[-36000 Gold, +3 Industry to Danubian Federation]

The Danubian army would remain on high alert, maintaining forward officially-defensive positions on the Serbian, Italian, and Romanian borders on what transitioned to a wartime footing, as per orders from Vienna. This drew protest from both Serbia and Romania, which both began to activate their own militaries in response to the Danubian Federation’s stance. The ongoing costs of maintaining the army at continuous high activity in the absence of outside threats for two years also began to tell on the Danubian Army’s budget, as they burned through supplies that would cost additional money to replace.
[-5000 Gold to Danubian Federation]


Danubian Soldiers on the border of Serbia.

The Greek pharmaceutical industry became the focus of a new series of subsidies. This would bring about a modest increase in the production of laudanum and other medicines, not particularly significant, but not particularly weak as well.
[-10,000 Gold to Greece, +1 Industry to Greece]

In Athens, a new museum was constructed as a paean to the Greek Revolution, and to those heroes who fought and died for the nascent Greek state. Such proud men as Georgios Karaiskakis, who fought and died in Morea; famed admiral Konstantinos Kanaris, prominent in his role in the overthrow of King Otto and the preservation of the Revolution; general and father of modern Greek literature Yannis Makriyannis, whose Memoirs had only recently been published by Vlahogiannis; Archbishop Kyprianos, who fought and died in his attempts to liberate Cyprus; and Manto Mavrogenous, who spent the entirety of her vast fortune on providing the necessary weapons to the revolution as the West dithered. The result was one of domestic and international attention, most of it positive, as the Revolution that had birthed the modern Greek state would not soon be forgotten.
[+50 Prestige to Greece. -100 Gold to Greece]

Ongoing attempts to increase connections to the north would lead the Greek government to fund an expansion of the Ioanina rail line northward, through Macedonia to North Epirus. The resulting rail connection increased travel northward to both Epirus and Macedonia,
[+1 Infrastucture to Greece in 1 turn. -7,500 Gold to Greece]

The Greek Army would begin a new series of training drills. International observers saw a particular focus among the army regulars on countering such hallmarks of modern warfare as the artillery bombardment and gas attacks. The results of the training are clear, as the Greek army rises to the challenge.
[+1 Army Level to Greece]

The Russian Government set aside significant funds in order to begin the expansion of the Trans-Siberian Railway, completed in 1902. Unfortunately, mass corruption and an unusually long and severe winter would conspire to ensure that no progress was made, in spite of the groundwork being laid and funding being lavishly applied. In fact, the result of these initial forays was nothing short of catastrophic, as was revealed when the incomplete work on the expansion of the Trans-Siberian Railroad bridge across the Ussuri River collapsed in a severe blizzard in late October, causing severe structural damage to the existing structure as well as disrupting train operations in the Primorsky region until the bridge was repaired.
[Trans-Siberian Railway Progress (+12 Infrastructure): 0/5. -45 000 Gold to Russia. -1 Infrastructure to Russia for one turn.]


The Trans-Siberian Railway along Lake Baykal, shortly before expansion was called for.

The Ottoman Empire would begin to field a tremendous number of Mosin-Nagant bolt-action rifles and 76-mm field guns, built in Russian factories or redirected from Russian armories and then shipped over the Black Sea and Caucasus Mountains to Turkish staging grounds in Anatolia.
[-5% Equipment, -20 000 Gold for Russia. +8% Equipment for Ottoman Empire]

The government would begin the new production of consumer goods through direct intervention into the economy. This would lead to a tremendous expansion of the industrial base as tremendous numbers of new factories focused on such goods were brought into operation, feeding an insatiable demand by the Russian people.
[-125 000 Gold to Russia. +16 Industry to Russia]

In Russia, government funding would enter public universities, expanding existing campuses and constructing new ones in major cities across the nation. Unfortunately, the Russian government underestimated the depths of revolutionary sentiment in the educated population, and the expansion of the universities brought tremendous numbers of sympathizers for republican or socialist radicalism into existence. Literate, educated, and dissatisfied, some spoke out openly, but the government feared those who went quiet all the more, for fear that they may be organizing.
[-75 000 Gold, +5% Literacy to Russia. -1 Stability to Russia. Greatly increased Socialist/Republican sentiment in Russia]

North America

The Organization of American States is founded in Washington, D.C. by President Roosevelt. A development bank for any American nation that signs into the Organization is created, and all American nations are invited to it.
[-200,000 Gold from the USA. +200,000 Gold to OAS Development Bank]

The entire United States Navy is laid up and brought to the shipyards to refit them from the old coal-burning models to the new, cleaner and more powerful oil burning engines. A new class of Dreadnoughts are also laid down, slightly larger and more powerful than the previous class.
[-650,000 Gold from the USA. Entire US Navy Laid up for 3 turns. +4 Dreadnoughts to the USA in 4 turns. +5 Naval Levels to the USA in 3 turns.]

The United States Senate passes a bill, giving incentives to the intelligent people across the world to go to the United States. While many agree to this, and move, skilled workers do stay in their old countries, but still enough leave to impact most of the world's countries. The most significant person to return was Nikola Tesla.
[-500 Base Income from every nation but the USA. +3,000 Base Income to the USA. -100,000 Gold from the United States.]

The 16th Amendment is passed by the United States House and Senate to much opposition. It is sent to the states, where, at this point, only a few states ratify it, nothing near the 32 needed to pass the Amendment.
[4/32 States ratify the 16th Amendment]

Border tensions between Mexico and the United States boil over, with the Mexican Revolution going into full swing, the violence spilled over into the New Mexico Territory, prompting President Roosevelt to swing into Mexico with the US Army and attempt to silence the rebels. However, poor directions and maps lead the US Army to almost kill a small settlement of Mormon Settlers, who were previously Americans. This incident caused them to rise up, and move back to the United States. President Roosevelt nervously withdrew the army, after paying off Gaskell Romney, the leader of the Mormon group, to keep quiet about the incident.
[-20,000 Gold from the USA.]


Mexican Revolutionaries near the border of the United States.

In the Northern Territories, the Canadian Government invests in low-grade infrastructure to help the people of that area. While only a few unpaved roads were constructed, it did help the local economy.
[-15,000 Gold from Canada. +1,000 Base Income to Canada.]

Attempts to spurn construction in the Northern portion of Canada falters as no industrialist wants to create a company in the northern wasteland, regardless of any tax breaks that would get.

Ships of the Canadian Navy are brought to Hudson Bay to be broken up at an Ontario Shipyard, but a bad storm causes the ships to start to take on water, and eventually they all capsize and sink.
[-15 Small Ships from Canada.]

A five-year tax break is given to any person who wants to open an Aeronautical Company. The Ottawa and Montreal Aeronautics Company is founded, with express interest in trying to develop airplanes with guns for the Canadian Military.
[+10 Industry in 5 turns to Canada. +2 Air Levels to Canada in 3 turns.]

In the Republic of Guatemala, the President announces to the world that he has secured a Treaty with the United Kingdom. The Treaty of Belize was signed between President Manuel Estrada Cabrera and the British Ambassador in Guatemala City. Belize was handed over to Guatemala, but many of the citizens of Belize did not wish to live in Guatemala, and raised protests against the Government. Likewise, in the United Kingdom, a lot of people were livid that he Government signed away some land.
[-1 Stability from Guatemala. -100,000 Gold from Guatemala. +100,000 Gold to the UK. Belize transferred to Guatemala. +100 Base Income to Guatemala. -100 Base Income from the UK. -1 Stability from the UK.]

President Cabrera attempts to try and introduce a new constitution to the Republic. It outlined a plan to concentrate political power in the Office of the President, and taking away some local autonomy from state officials. While their were some other provisions, the national debate flared up about it, and arguments flared up, stalling any progress on its passage.
[-1 Stability from Guatemala. Deep Divisions over Constitution.]

The Guatemalan National Police is created, in an effort to try and crack down on corruption and other criminal activities inside the nation. However, the leadership of the Police Force was so deeply corrupt, and bought out by United Fruit, that they left the corrupt people in power, and began to arrest the innocent, non-corrupt officials.
[Corruption deeply rooted in Guatemalan Police. -10,000 Gold from Guatemala.]

Guatemala attempts to establish a Central American Custom Union, called "Unión de Aduanas", or just UD for short. It is hailed as a path forward for the people of Central America, but, only one nation decides to join the Customs Union, the Republic of Honduras. Trade between the two nations grow, however.
[+500 Trade Income to Guatemala.]

The Panama Canal continues its construction, but dredging and digging is almost done, with other things being started on, like the finalization of the locks, and other things needed. Since the shift from digging to construction was taking place, the costs ramped up, but completion was projected for the next year.
[-400,000 Gold from the United States. Canal Progress (8/9)]

South America

Argentina completes the 2nd phase of the crop research program at a high price due to the need to hire some foreign researchers because the country had low numbers of them. After this was done the program will need another year and proper funding to spread the knowledge across the country.
[2nd phase complete. -40,000 Gold from Argentina.]

To host the first World Cup, the Argentinean government starts investing heavily in preparing the proper infrastructure. Buenos Aires is cleaned, propaganda campaigns set up promoting the city, but the jewel of this program is the building of the most modern stadium of the world. The Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, no other but Krause is the one behind it's development and he is able to finish it at record time with reduced cost.
[-135,000 Gold from Argentina. +1 Infra to Argentina. +10 prestige to Argentina.]

May 25th 1910, a day that will be remembered in Argentina history, since is 100 years since the May Revolution, the first step the Argentinean nation made to be a free country. Several events are set up by the government as military parade, celebrations, fairs., expositions. Also several foreign dignitaries are invited, all of them attend since Argentina has good relations with every country. The whole thing was a complete success not only in celebration but also as a tool to show the greatness of Argentina and to improve relations with other countries
[-50,000 Gold from Argentina. +15 prestige. +1 Stability to Argentina. Argentina with excellent relation with all South American nations.]


The Argentina Celebrations on the 25th of May.

The government of Brazil set up a national literacy program to increase the education in the nation. It wasn't as good as expected but it increase the number of people who can read and write. The cost due to the amount of population was relatively high.
[+2.5% literacy to Brazil. -100,000 Gold from Brazil.]

A more modern transportation system began being built in the inner regions of Brazil, with modern locomotives the transportation turned faster and more economic, though the importation of such machines came at a moderate cost, since the machinery and the parts needed to maintain them came from abroad. The Brazilian policies that restricted the participation of foreign companies in Brazil didn't help either.
[-100,000 Gold from Brazil. +1 Infrastructure in 2 turns.]

A reform in the tax system is attempted in Brazil, results were bitter-sweet as the bureaucrats weren't enough or competent enough to establish it. At the end more money was lost than the one produced by the lowering of taxes.
[+3 Industry to Brazil. -450 Base Income from Brazil.]

Finally Brazil tried to develop once again it's rubber industry. After the money was invested a strange plague killed all the trees, thus destroying all possible exploits of rubbers for the next 3 years.
[-50,000 Gold from Brazil. Brazil won't be able to invest into Rubber for 3 turns.]

Chilean government attempted to boost industry, only to fail when money mysteriously disappeared into the pockets of some corrupt officials. Somehow one of these corrupts officials decided that with his money he would set up a smelter so a factory was built.
[-35,000 Gold from Chile. +1 Industry to Chile.]

ANOTHER, attempt by the Chilean government to boost education FINALLY, works. With the hiring of foreign teachers and new laws limitations the Church intervention in the education system progress is done.
[-50,000 Gold from Chile. +5% Literacy to Chile.]

Yet again Chile develops newer and more modern railways to boost it's copper industry. Is a miracle but it works at reduced cost and high efficiency.
[-50,000 Gold from Chile. +150 base income to Chile. +1 Infrastructure to Chile.]


To continue it's development programs in Africa, the UK started a project to develop railway lines and electrification. As expected, with the previous successfully works done before it was just matter of investing, developing and get rich. Work started, and the railway started to snake its way way up into the British-occupied Ottoman Africa. However, due to failures in construction and planning, the railway was accidentally laid on top of highly unstable ground, which collapsed into a large cavern after attempting to cross a train over it, killing some workers and the British soldiers on the train.

In Libya, the Tripoli and Tobruk Railway is created by the Italian Government, and a huge propaganda campaign to help solidify Italian Rule their commences. The railway is completed in eleven months, and all along the coast, every city was filled with Italians.
[-25,000 Gold from Italy. +1 Colonial Infrastructure to Italy. Italians majority in every single Libyan coastal city.]

The Polish People of South Africa are welcomed with open arms, and the Boer Government decides to fully integrate them into South African society, ordering signs and documents for the Polish areas of the Dominion to be printed in Polish, Afrikaans, and English. This resulted in the increase in stability across the Dominion.
[+1 Stability to South Africa.]

In Cape Town, the Government eases regulations on industrial development, and soon capital from around the world poured into Cape Town, making it an industrial city within the year.
[+25 Industry to South Africa.]

A joint bill to lower taxes and improve native relations is passed, with a notable clause to stop infringement on native land, and the abolishment of all taxes to the native peoples. While government income was lowered, the relations with the native Africans improved.
[-1,000 Base Income from South Africa. +1 Stability to South Africa.]


The Sultan visits many towns, giving speeches and trying to rally the people to defend the Empire. Stability and Soldier Enrollment spike to the upside.
[+100,000 Conscripts to the OE. +1 Stability to the OE.]

Muslim uprisings against Christians happen all over the Middle East, causing trouble for all European countries holding land their, and any Christians that live in that area.

The Ottoman Covenant is spread throughout the Muslim World, and mostly all of them agree to sign it. De facto, the Ottoman Empire annexed almost every single Muslim nation and peoples around, as they all take direct orders from the Sultan himself. This, coupled with the Jihad called by the Sultan, resulted in a massive Muslim uprising against everything and anything foreign.


Mecca, shortly before the Call to Jihad.

The Ottoman-British War commenced with the Royal Navy leaving port in the Suez, and opening up upon any and all enemy warships. However, some over zealous British Officers ordered fire to be directly set upon Civilian Shipping, looking to try and cut off any ability for the Ottomans to gain supplies. It is successful, but ships from several countries were sunk, and a partial blockade of the Ottoman Empire set up.
[Partial Blockade of the Ottoman Empire. -2 Large Ships from the OE. -22 Small Ships from the OE.]

A fast deployment of soldiers was sent to Kuwait, who were met with nothing but silence. A delegation of Pro-European Turks stood on the outside, waving a white flag, hoping the British would not shoot. They were allowed into Kuwait, where great news was given to the British, the Sultan had agreed to abdicate, and an intern Government was set up by the Pro-European Turks. The British Officer in charge ordered a celebration in Kuwait, with much drinking and eating. The Turkish, who were devout Muslims, respectfully denied to drink anything. Late into the night, the entire delegation of British Soldiers in Kuwait were either sleeping or passed out, with only a few on watch. This is when the Turkish struck. First they quietly slit the throats of all the guards, and then they signaled for an Army Group, just a few km away from Kuwait City, to enter the city, and they systematically slaughtered all of the British Soldiers they could find, before they were able to wake up and stage a fight. As hectic as it was, the British could not be properly coordinated, but the fighting spirit of the British prevailed, and took many of the attackers with them. As the Turkish Soldiers left the city, they set all of Kuwait on fire, destroying the city.
[-40,000 Regulars from the United Kingdom. -20,000 Regulars from the Ottoman Empire. Kuwait Destroyed.]

In the Suez Canal, a Ship flying the Danish flag attempts to enter the Suez Canal, but heightened security, and an impressive Dreadnought guarding the entrance, demands to see the contents of the ship. The people on board try to put together a jumbled message, but they are found to be Turkish. The British Dreadnought immediately brings its gun to bear, and proceeds to blast the "Danish" Ship with their massive guns. The ship sinks, as with huge explosion, one strong enough to have disabled the Suez Canal. The resulting fireball shot a piece of metal through the bridge of the Dreadnought, killing the captain, and putting the ship out of order for a week.
[-1 Small Ship from the Ottoman Empire.]

The main British push from Egypt is hindered by massive hit and run tactics by the Arabs and the Turkish people. While the British are able to kill some of them, and reach the borders of Syria, the tolls they haven taken were simply unbelievable.
[-50,000 Regulars from the UK. -2,000 Conscripts from the OE.]

The British provide Food, General Aid, and Medicine for areas of the Ottoman Empire under their control. The original amount allocated to this balloons out of control, as the British are determined to win over the hearts of the Ottomans. It was successful, with Anti-Sultan forces being raised both inside and out of the British-occupied territory.
[-300,000 Gold from the United Kingdom. Occupied Ottoman Empire love the Brits.]

The European Republic of Turkey receives massive amounts of money from the United Kingdom, to which they were able to organize an uprising in central Turkey, allowing Ankara to fall to the rebels, cutting off a lot of communication from Constantinople to Iraq and the rest of the Empire east of Ankara.
[-150,000 Gold from the UK.]

In the Dutch East Indies, a comprehensive railway network is ordered, but due to the ongoing crisis in the mainland, it is halted.

The Qing Emperor attempts to order a new railway into the interior regions of the country, but the Imperial Court blocks such moves, claiming that it would soil the Kingdom.

In attempting to get rid of the Qing Government of corruption, the Qing Emperor decides to throw out all of his advisers, only three of them who were corrupt.

Across the Qing Empire, the Emperor gives speeches to rally his people against western imperialism. The citizens are whipped up in such a frenzy, that Qing Armies, called the Second Boxer Rebellion, spill over into European concessions, and even into the Russian Empire, in an attempt to try and reclaim Qing land.
[Boxer Rebellions in all European/American/Japanese colonies in China.]


Boxer Rebels in Manchuria.

In Peking, a new, large, factory is constructed, making cakes for the rich nobles and people of the Imperial Court. While they want to export some of these cakes, public outcry forces them to sell to the public, which enjoy the rich cakes of the nobility.

Factories in Manchuria and Korea are nationalized, and it goes over well in Korea, but in Manchuria Boxer Rebels against the Japanese kill all the Japanese they can find, and factories are blown up. While the debt of Manchuria and Korea are taken, only the Korean factories are under control of the Japanese Government.
[+50 Industry to Japan. -350,000 Gold from Japan.]

The slipways in Osaka are expanded, to handle higher capacity ships. However, the costs from this are taken on by the Japanese Government and the local city Government. This, combined with brand new naval tactics brought down by the military academy, increased the readiness of the Japanese Navy.
[+3 Naval Levels to Japan. +1 Infrastructure to Japan. -120,000 Gold from Japan.]

Efforts to purchase items from the United States are put on hold, because the cost of the naval equipment would have destroyed the Government's budget.

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The Qing Emperor ruler of all under Heaven gives an official apology for the outbreak of violence known as the Second Boxer uprising. He admits that his call to oppose western Imperialism was the cause of this. But it was not intended. The speech was designed to mobilize support for the Government at home not in the various former Qing lands controlled by other powers. Though I will not condemn the actions of the Chinese people. I will not let my people's own actions be condemned by the person who inspired them.
Her Majesty's Government is shocked and surprised by this sudden crisis of confidence in the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. All the economic indicators had been positive, leading the Treasury to assume that the Kingdom of the Netherlands had overcome its economic malaise. Indeed, by all accounts the Dutch economy had entered a new boom. For this boom to precede a bust in so short a fashion raises serious concerns. Her Majesty's Government shall undertake an immediate investigation of operations at the Stock Exchange, to explain how such a crisis could have occurred and to what extent it is attributable to malfeasance.

But our greatest concern is restoring confidence in the Dutch economy, and securing those companies undermined by the downturn until they may return to full fiscal health. As such, Her Majesty's Government shall focus all measures on relieving troubled assets, containing the spread of bankruptcy and expediting the return to national liquidity. We would furthermore suggest that the European community cooperates in this endeavour, to prevent the entrenchment of this crisis and ensure the swift return of economic stability to all our nations.

- Her Majesty, Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands
The Dutch Economy has been booming since Seek was the Netherlands. It never experienced its bust. This is the bust from the insane, Anarcho-Capitalist Economy.
OOC: Great update Fry. A heads up, since I should have had elections in 1910; since it wasn't mentioned, I picked the most likely candidate to win and go on with it.

Argentine Republic

"In light of this supreme hour, thought falls back to contemplate the works it has done, after many years of works and deeds. Years went past when only faith and virtue could support all the anxieties of the struggle; when the spirit of rebellion pushed us forward without looking back while we bared with the unfairness that fate decided to throw towards our way.

But finally, the time for reparation has come, the time when we can rejoice for achieving the noble dream we have fought so hard for! So it is natural and fair that the spirit now soars in the light of the resurrection that seemed impossible not long ago. For a quarter of a century we have been the moral bulwark of the Republic, against the evident degradation the Old Regime has spread amongst us, fighting for the purity of the republican institutions, under the belief that the State is the ultimate incarnation of Society, whose mission is to make certain that each and every citizen of the Nation is entitled to a minimum of happiness.

Now it is the time to start the works towards reparation, to climb the mountain that seems impossible from the base, to fulfill the ideals that revolution bred and that have become a part of the national spirit: a real democracy, clean institutions, a fair society, not only to the privileged, but available to all Argentines.

Now it is time to look at the task ahead of us. Even though the last administration belonged to the more reasonable minds of the regime, that bowed to the general pressure and allowed for a mass democracy; their lust for expenditure has placed ourselves in a dire financial situation. But fear not, for the nation is rich and with a clean and sane administration the treasure's health will be quickly restored.

Regarding the international affairs, it is saddening to see how the ones that were called our friends and allies in the Old World degrade into chaos. The French civil war is nonsensical to us we can only hope that a quick solution can be achieved and that sense and order are quickly restored. However, the events in Spain are more worrying, for the suspension of a Constitution is most worrying, even if it is done in the name of democracy; if HRH the King of Spain has done this in the light of extreme circumstances and wishes to return to normalcy soon, then he has our support.

All the states, regardless of their size and might are owed the same deal of respect and honor; a natural derivation of the notion that all men are created equal, and that man freely gather to create a State. We believe that after this string of global wars, the world will naturally move towards an era of peace and democracy, and will work towards that end, starting in our natural area which is South America. The goodwill that we have been able to harness in the celebrations of the centennial will be the first step in that direction."

Hipólito Yrigoyen,
President of the Republic.