- Aug 1, 2002
One wonders if a revolution will ... enrich .. Cathay's history.
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.
Ehh I'll get to it eventually, For now I like having the Karlings as Pets.You really need to kill Toulouse and integrate Aquitaine. Got to have that Mediterranean port.
They screwed me over twice now, Fool me once and all that but I get the vague feeling italy and bohemia will have to pay for thisItaly is making for a poor ally... If they keep this up, they may yet face Cathay's wrath.
Age of revolution? Preposterous! The colonies will stay just that under your rule.
That sounds like Treason to meOne wonders if a revolution will ... enrich .. Cathay's history.
Indeed, Here's hoping for another Millenia of absolute divine rule
Hyped for murdering the aristos! Good luck with saving Cathay from oppression!
Cool stuff. Good luck with the empire and whatnot.
I'm with Luigi on this one. Sadly though Diane turned out to be a nonstarter, robbed of her rule by Alexander living to be really old. Though its not often you get Star Child event rulers living through a regency to old age so I'm not gonna complain too much.Relevant OC:
Let the streets of Ventralis be washed with the blood of traitors. The masses have only one right, the right to die in honorable battle against the men of the Emperor. Go get 'em, Diane!
The Hohenzollernverse is leaking...The new direction of Emperor Bernat-Aton would mean a new view of the Chinese and Eastern practices that had since been absorbed into the Khitan Empire. In an effort to centralize the country and continue Alexander's Reforms, Empress Julianna suggested to borrow notes from the Chinese Bureaucracy and rebuild the lower levels of government with civil tests for important positions.
The result was a stunning success as old rank and file positions were purged and new more talented officials passed the tests with ease and filled their place. The Effects of course that that hopefully this and further talented generations would continue to climb the ladder of government positions and overall improve efficiency across the board.
Perhaps, But Then I really would be France, and without Aquitaine Europe would Just be Massive blobs with no minors powers outside Portugal and Ireland, cant have that.But eventually, a sick pet must be put down. For its own good.
Aton? An omen to what is coming?
Yes, the omens are coming thick and fast and do not look good.
I'm sure this will all blow over....Man, you're flying through rulers right now. That's not the best trend...
Yea Persia is Persia, This is about 3 grand campaigns ive played (2 in Multiplayer) Where Persia got large amounts of development becuase of how rich the region is in CK2. Between the Silk road and generally a sort of Russia esq position where it can expand into more rich lands or eat Steppe or go into india its really powerful, next time around im gonna have to look into either balkanizing the region somewhat or kneecapping it a little to prevent a repeat.Ah man, India is being a disappointment and collapsing now, that's kind of sad. At least Cathay can clam-in a bit more of Southern India without Bharat to intervene I guess. Through being descended from the Indian subcontinent myself (I'm not from India in case your wondering), I do want a native country from the subcontient to be strong. At least I still have Persia as a very strong Asian country. I'm also rooting for California to be the Great Power of the Americas cause it would be a nice balance of power to have a North American power in addition to Europeans, Africans and Asians. Japan would also be a nice replacement for India too, since they were a colonizer too, through they didn't fully live up to my hopes for them tbh.
America has an, interesting result to say the least. The Revolution ends up being also quite interesting.Revolutions huh, well traitors revolutionaries and colonial separatists will never be able to break the will of the great Cathay monarchy (through like I said, the monarchy being replaced by an unstable and maybe repressive republic for Hoi4 in Victoria 2's endgame would make for an interesting game) Through if the REAL reason the Twelve Provinces want a revolution is so that a Hamilton style musical could be made 200 years later because of it, I won't judge, just as long as the monarchy stays in power of course.
We fix the color issue in Victoria so dont worry too much about that, as for the Underperforming GB yea, They just never really got the fuel this game to get started the AI already has to be forced to colonize properly in Asia the fact that Persia and India beat them to all the best stuff doesn't help. Japan though, Oh Japan has yet to fight.I find the partition of China to be interesting, through I do wish Britain got their share of China like they were supposed to, since Scandinavia's color is similar to Cathay. But we would have a similar problem to their color being similar to Japan who's also part of the partition so theirs that.
I Know its pretty good. Greece wasn't me by the way, That was Sicily being Sicily, All the nation formations were my only meddling fixing Bohemia's PU situation becuase in the Normal conversion, Bohemia Pu's Poland and then Poland just declares war on Bohemia and eats them, which didn't really feel appropriate considering.Its nice to see Greece here, which you don't see often around in AARs, let alone as a great power. I mean, its no Byzantine Empire but it's still something.
I love the balance of power between the Great Powers in this AAR so far too. We got Colonial Empires of Great Britain, Scandinavia, all competing against each other, and they are a nice colonial trio too. We also have an secondary European Trio between Italy, Bohemia and Sicily/Greece always going head to head with each other because of their goals, but also united in their common interest to eat Bavaria and the Balkans. Then we have colonial outside Europe that are always a treat, from Persia with Persian Australia to pretty impressive kingdoms in Africa like Tunisia and Mali. I remember hoping that when India formed, they would be a good balancing power to Persia but sadly it looks like they are going to fail to do that it seems. I'm excited to see how the Balance in power in Victoria 2 plays out and how the World Wars will be shaped by it.
It seems that I have an unfortunate experiences with a lot nations that start off great that I root for, only to be disappointed by when they start failing or are mediocre in performance, like Japan and now India, or are underdogs that I hope survive but don't, like the Knights of Santiago. Maybe I have unrealistic exceptions for alot of countries I get excited for or and I should be more realistic, but it still makes me sad.
Well it is a colonial power that has gone head to head with Italy and Bohemia, two strong nations, and remained intact. So I wouldn't really call it small and weak at all.Greece is small and weak. Let them rebel. /famouslastwords
That is true, through it didn't really occur for the thirteen colonies when they had their revolution in OTL. But then again their goal was to break away from a country, not overturn a government like the French Revolution did. So theirs that.The thing about revolutions is that they revolve.
You protest against tyranny and autocracy
Next you are executing people because they are a threat
Then you are getting executed because you are a threat
And then your juniors end up setting up another autocracy.
Yes, I think revolution is really misapplied there. War of Independence is more accurate to my mind. Though it does sit in a greyer area.That is true, through it didn't really occur for the thirteen colonies when they had their revolution in OTL. But then again their goal was to break away from a country, not overturn a government like the French Revolution did. So theirs that.