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I swear to god if we have the revolution friendship ended with Dragoon, now, I don't know, that Goth megacampaign on Something Awful is my best friend.
 

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The New Emperor would waste no time, his first major act after taking the Throne would be to denounce the Greek, Scandinavian and British Republics and seek closer relations with the Bohemians and Italians both of whom were now growing exceedingly desperate for support in the Second War. Fate However would have other plans.
That doesn’t bode well for Cathay does it.:eek: But hey, if the revolution does come to Cathay the monarchy can always flee to South Africa and go full Domination of the Draka on everyone.:p That or the monarchy can escape to Cathay’s Asian colonies and become China for real.:D
We didn't go too heavy on anime this time around so, don't get your hopes up too much. However if I need pictures in the transition im not afraid to borrow them from popular media. Anime Included.
Actually I’m wondering, since we don’t ask many questions involving the culture of the Annionaverse, does Anime exist with the Anniona colonization of Japan and if it does, what would it be like? I’m also curious about what happened to Korean culture since I think it was colonized by Austria as well.

Do the culture of Mayans and Nahua/Aztec people still have prominence within the now independent Mexico and Central America since the last world update shows their religions are still around.
How much syncretism is going on in the New World nations since a lot of North American nations are pretty ethnically and culturally diverse from the looks of it, especially California and the former British and Scandinavian colonies.
 
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Well, at least the New World is looking more colorful after these revolutions. The UCA is my favorite new presence on the map. The home front however is more prevalent though. Yesterday's rivals are today's allies against a surrounding threat.
I guess it's time to kick those Greeks off of southern Italy?
 
Chapter 30: A Fist of Iron

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Chapter 30: A Fist of Iron

The Ascension of Emperor Alexander III the rightful heir was welcomed by much of the upper classes, a Hardline Emperor who would shift Cathay back into the Anti-Revolutionary Cause. Among the Lower classes and intellectuals however Alexander's ascension and change of course was seen not only as dangerous but completly reactionary for Cathay and her people as a whole.


Alexander's first move was to finish a longtime Plan of his since childhood, the Completion of a Grand Palace of the Khitan Royalty outside the capital, free of the influence of the growing factions that sought power over the Absolute Monarch. A small town outside the capital named Geel was chosen as the site and construction would begin. Though it would be a massive expense, and in the eyes of many an unnecessary vanity project in the face of crisis in America and growing unrest at home.​


The Completed Palace of Leel, Named the Palace of Mirrors by Alexander's personal architect would be something to behold. Mass amounts of expense from the most powerful Emperor in the world would amount to a complex to put even the once great forbidden city to shame. The Massive complex contained apparatus of government as well as being a simple vacation destination for the Ruling Family though many in the Capital felt its construction and Alexander's movement of his primary residence to the Palace was something of a Betrayal.

With the nobility such a move however was highly popular and the divide within Cathay only deepened as Construction was finished and other factors at home soon drove the Empire into crisis.

Famine, caused by the Wars in Europe and a particularly bad harvest in Cathay had been a final straw on the camel's back. With the lower classes starving and much of the Government's expenses going into warfare or frivolities like the Palace of Mirrors unrest became to quickly spread. Unrest would become strikes in the major cities, and Strikes soon became Riots. With the Army deployed in North America and on the borders of Germania Imperial forces were slow to respond and soon Riots turned to revolution.

Masses of Peasantry, led by intellectuals much the same as what had happened in Greece stormed local armories and constables looking to seize armaments. First in Antwerp but throughout the major cities, especially Paris which had been left in Squalor for the last century as more coastal cities absorbed trade and influence the Old city once had.

The Demands of the Rebel leadership were simple, liberty, property and representation all enforced by the government. When thier demands were not heard the Rebels stormed Antwerp and marched towards Alexander's new Capital at Leel with intent to bring them in person.


Alexander however was not willing to side and wait for the rebels to bring their demands to his door. The Emperor rode off to meet his returning armies and lead them himself alongside his trusted Commander of the Army of the Rhine, Filippo Sumagati.


There was also a matter of an Heir. Alexander was old and unmarried, as the Eldest son of Emperor Bernat-Aton, and sought to address that concern immediately, Rather than risk wasting time, Alexander would marry noble mistress Alice of the Xiaokhitai in a private ceremony in the country and legitimize his Trueborn Son Arthur to succeed him should he die.

Meanwhile Imperial troops began to once again trickle in to prevent a Rebel Takeover of the Castle. At Fort Morgan in Antwerp harbour the Rebels had begun a siege and the Army of Holland rode south to liberate them. Outnumbered two to one the Army of Holland Commanded by Captain Bernard Van Klein bravely resisted the Rebel onslaught until support could arrive but it would be a hard fought battle, and Khitan Blood brought by Khitan guns would run in the streets for the first time in Antwerp's history.​


Meanwhile Emperor Alexander's plan to deal with the rebels would be to isolate them to the Northern cities and slowly but surely move inwards from all directions and defeat the main rebel host in one glorious battle like the Emperors of Old, thus Bookending the Revolution and Establishing Alexander's own legacy as Emperor in One brilliant master stroke. Alexander's Generals however were skeptical of this idea and while the Emperor positioned for his grand battle the Khitan Heartland was bleeding.


News from the Capital however was grim, Captain Bernard's valiant last stand had failed and his troops demoralized either defected or fled the city to take up defensive positions.​


Disaster struck again with the some say convenient death of Emperor Alexander III. Supposably the Emperor was said to have died on the campaign trail, but many of his generals would remember Alexander III getting into several heated Arguments with field marshall Sumagati over the loss of Antwerp and how to proceed. Alexander wanted his battle and was determined to face the Rebels in a field at full strength to symbolically defeat the revolution and for the world to watch, Sumugati knew well enough that the situation needed to be contained now before the capital fell as it could mean a complete collapse of the country.


With the Emperor's death in the next few days many suspected, but nothing was done, the Nation was in Crisis and now the New and barely legitimate Alice of Xiaokhitai was in control of the Empire. General Sumagati wasted no time ordering the Empress Consort and Prince Regent to at Bourgogne, within the country for symbolism purposes but well out of the rebellious north's region of control. Then Sumugati marched North as fast as possible to save the Capital from Rebel occupation and in record time would arrive just as the Imperial Garrison had begun to resort to eating rats to endure the siege.


With the Emperor's death a close secret, the Northern Cities continued to operate on the assumption that the Royal family had abandoned them and the riots continued to worsen and organize. Paris was well and truly lost by most expectations as well as much of the Imperial Heartland save Leel and the Capital. This would be where General Sumagati would focus the majority of his forces as it soon became apparent to operate on any assumption he could win a field battle against a combined force of over four times his number was complete fantasy.​


Under cover of Night Imperial Forces returned to the capital and opened fire on the besieging Rebel Army. Heavily outnumbered himself the Gambit would be to use artillery and as much of his army as possible to fake the illusion of a far superior force. The Gamble worked and The rebels within Antwerp itself broke by Noon the next morning, having lost half their number but unknowingly having almost completly wiped out Sumagati's regulars.

However, the tipping point had been established, The Capital was free, and the General wasted no time declaring martial shall and Conscripting up Thousands more to fight for the Royalist Cause once he Produced the Royal infant from Burgoyne.

The revolution however was only paused. Paris still remained and British and Greek advisors had arrived in the country to ensure things went smoothly for their favored winners of what was being called the Khitan Revolution. General Sumagati however had no intention of losing and together with the Empress Consort decided it best to recall all American troops, This war would need to be won, and it would need to be won in such a way another revolution could not rise up once he himself had his back turned.


Expecting to Need the Entire Army in Europe, Empress Consort Alice signed the Treaty of Brabant, Granting Independence to the United States of America. After almost twenty years of Revolution the Americans had succeeded and became the last Nation in the Americas to declare their independence from their overlord.

The American Republic however had problems, as when the time to form a government came things quickly looked as if they would splinter between the various provinces. New Antwerp with all of its economic power wished to hold a a leadership position within the new confederacy while other provinces such as Georgia were far more concerned with the protection of slavery and trade with europe. After months of bickering eventually General Sotan Zhuko marched on the Continental Congress at the behest of his Generals and dissolved it.

General Zhuko quickly wasted no time marrying a Sister of Emperor Norton II of California and establishing himself enough political legitimacy to name himself King of Camelot, and Lord Protector of the United Provinces. Though like the Californians the new American government would be far from absolute and contain several houses of government limiting the power of the autocrat. Zhuko would also take the Regnal name George after the mighty Dragonslayer for his victory against the Khitan Empire.


Meanwhile in Europe a different General was putting down Cathay's own revolutionary sentiments. The Battle of Paris, one of the closing chapters of a Bloody civil war was fought and won thanks to an influx of new reinforcements from North America and volunteers against the revolutionary cause. Among the Anti Revolutionary forces would be King Emmo Karling II of Aquitaine who general Sumagati promised the upbringing of the Young Monarch while Alice ruled the country proper.​


Emmo himself would later smash the Revolutionaries at Gent himself and bring a final close to the Fighting half of the Khitan Revolution, establishing himself a key player in the Post Revolutionary Climate within the country. Similar victories would be fought at Picardie, Normandy and Nantes all rebel defeats but bloody nonetheless.​


By the time all was said and done Almost a Million total had died from the Civil War from direct numbers, though from the Famine and the resulting devastation of the Entire Northern Heartland the number was expected to be much Higher. General Sumagati who many expected to coup the government instead stepped down from his position as acting head of the Anti-Revolutionary army appointing the far more moderate General Tomas Antonio Vargas who had recently arrived from China.

General Vargas would spend the next few years working with the Empress Consort to negotiate with the rebel factions still remaining in the country. Reconstruction and reconciliation would be a difficult process but would be easily possible. What was important was the Revolution had been stopped. Without Emperor Alexander however the progress of the Khitan Empire shifting out of Greece's diplomatic web had also been stopped and soon another war would break out in Europe.​


The War between Greece and Persia had finally arrived. The Persians were longtime Khitan Rivals and ultimately the choice was obvious who to side with once it had quickly become apparent that the Persians could in fact beat the Greek army all on its own.​


While some were skeptical of Vargas's reconstructive methods at home, once war broke out the entire apparatus of government quickly were reminded why General Sumagati did not dare place himself as Emperor. The Italians time and again were utterly humiliated on the field as all the Empire's Generals, with almost twenty years of Warfare experience were plenty capable and the resulting free for all could very well end the Khitan Empire. There was of course the small matter of Patriotism as well but Cynics often disregarded such aspects.​


The Italians folded in Short Order under a combined Greco-Khitan push for their alpine and Adriatic Territories. They were also peaced out in short order, with only monetary compensation and a small transfer of land near Krain, Had the Greeks asked for more General Vargas would have threatened to remove Khitan involvement from the war entirely and that was simply unacceptable to the Greeks who were facing down mighty Persia all alone.​

The Persians, expecting an easy war in the middle east against an exhausted greek republic did not expect to find themselves at war with the Khitan to respond to this they marched several armies through Bohemian territory to threaten Khitan Germany, as well as into italy to attempt to cut the two beligerment empires off. Splitting attention however weakened Persian efforts in the Middle east, and now with Italy out of the war Consul Petrovic could focus entirely on the Persians while the Khitan Military dealt with half the Persian army within Germany.


After Several Years of heavy fighting the Persians finally capitulated to the Greek Government, granting several several pontic territories as a compromise to the Greek government's demand of a Persian Gulf Corridor. The Beast from the East was stopped and the Fanatics humbled, but the Revolution in Greece was still well and truly alive and dangerous.​


As The Empire prepared itself for more coming conflict and rebuilt its devastated heartland Emperor Arthur eventually grew to an age old enough to exceed the terms of the Regency. Upon request, General Vargas and Empress Consort Alice stepped down making way for yet another Emperor of the Khitan. Arthur was very much a lesser version of his father by most accounts but had been taught caution.​


Arthur's first act was surprisingly uncontroversial, With No real american empire to speak of anymore, and Slavery being a powder keg waiting to explode in the caribbean the Khitan Empire banned the Import, 'Production' and Sale of Slave Labour across the Empire.

While previously the Empire had catered to the large companies and landowners in the caribbean over several issues recent disloyalty within their ranks had convinced Arthur that winning the loyalty of the enslaved in the caribbean was perhaps a better plan. Not long after the Anti Slavery Act, the Caribbean Slavery act was also passed and delivered to the Administration of Cuba along with a detachment of 100 infantry regiments to keep the peace while the Brutal Sugar Plantation trade was reformed and the imported african populations were slowly but surely integrated as citizens not slaves.​


Not long after Arthur announced his intent to create the Kiel Canal in Imperial Holstein. Doing so would allow Naval Trade with Russia without having to use perilous routes through the arctic or using Scandinavia as a go between. Prohibitively expensive but the creation of such a canal would be an invaluable strategic asset against the Scandinavian Republic which was drifting more and more into the Revolutionary sphere.​


Asia meanwhile continued to devolve into absolute chaos. The Ming Dynasty had finally been put to bed as the Shan and Yan dynasties now competed for the Celestial Throne. Japan Meanwhile held firmly onto Korea, its Siberian Colonies and the Shandong Peninsula as various other foreign and minor powers continued to creep around the Middle kingdom for their own benefit. Eventually order would be established but the road would be long, and hard.​


The Relative stasis established after the Great Continental War however was about to come crashing down. Revolutionaries in India declared their independence from the Persian Empire. Wars were breaking out in the Americas across both continents and of course a New Emperor in Antwerp meant new Khitan foreign policy. This time there would be no pause, The revolution and its shadow hung over europe like death's very scythe. War in all its glory and horror was coming.

But while the Absolutists and Liberals clashed on the fields of Europe, In the cities an entirely different revolution was taking place. Not of the Enlightenment but one of Industry, of Iron and Blood and Coal.

 

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Guess my fears were unfounded. The revolutionaries are defeated, and we're about to industrialize. Let's see what happens next...
 

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That was a Close one, And to think we almost lost the monarchy. Yee of little Faith ;)

Oh, And that Was Eu4, The next Update is the World Update and the Stinger for my Favorite Paradox Game and the next part of this megacampaign. Vicky is coming.

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Welp, guess we're part of the revolution now...
Revolution nearer to home ... and then at home?
I swear to god if we have the revolution friendship ended with Dragoon, now, I don't know, that Goth megacampaign on Something Awful is my best friend.
Nonsense. The Rabble will never enter the Royal Palace so long as the Sons of Xiao stand prepared.

I guess you're taking the Italian owned parts of Germany
Slowly but surely, Khitan Ambitions don't match those of France, there's a fair push to reclaim the German territories over time as the Bohemians are a dangerous nation to share Europe with, especially now that the Industrial revolution is about to kick into high gear.

Well, at least the New World is looking more colorful after these revolutions. The UCA is my favorite new presence on the map. The home front however is more prevalent though. Yesterday's rivals are today's allies against a surrounding threat.
The USCA is so rare its nice that they exist but Columbia to the south is far more powerful so it may be a short one, we'll see.

So Bernard-Aton was not the doom of the dynasty after all. Well, that's something. :D
Well, he is Patrick Stewart. He can't be the doom of a dynasty. Unless he's Claudius, of course.:p
Everything worked out Fine, Only needed to let out a little bad blood is all. Too much revolution is bad for the soul don't you know.

That doesn’t bode well for Cathay does it.:eek: But hey, if the revolution does come to Cathay the monarchy can always flee to South Africa and go full Domination of the Draka on everyone.:p That or the monarchy can escape to Cathay’s Asian colonies and become China for real.:D

Actually I’m wondering, since we don’t ask many questions involving the culture of the Annionaverse, does Anime exist with the Anniona colonization of Japan and if it does, what would it be like? I’m also curious about what happened to Korean culture since I think it was colonized by Austria as well.

Do the culture of Mayans and Nahua/Aztec people still have prominence within the now independent Mexico and Central America since the last world update shows their religions are still around.
How much syncretism is going on in the New World nations since a lot of North American nations are pretty ethnically and culturally diverse from the looks of it, especially California and the former British and Scandinavian colonies.
No Draka, We Have held the Line. But escaping to China if everything goes awry is always something I have in my back pocket.

For the Annionaverse Question, I imagine yes, but More German influenced then American influenced. I imagine the Annionaverse version of Full Metal Alchemist is even more popular than IRL.

As for america, the prominent native cultures for the most part all still exist. America is also, very very diverse. California is mostly asian cultured, Mexico, Canada and middle america is either british or scandinavian, and Eastern American is Khitan. South America is a cultural hodgepodge. Immigration and assimilation will create a few winners and losers in victoria but I think its safe to say the natives got a much better deal this time thanks the Zunism and not catholicism being the religion of the conquistadors.

I guess it's time to kick those Greeks off of southern Italy?
Not yet, but I'm sure the italians really really want too.
 

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A nicely titanic war, and Greece looks mean.
 

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That was a Close one, And to think we almost lost the monarchy. Yee of little Faith ;)

Oh, And that Was Eu4, The next Update is the World Update and the Stinger for my Favorite Paradox Game and the next part of this megacampaign. Vicky is coming.

Here's a little Teaser



Not yet, but I'm sure the italians really really want too.
ok but I like Cathay's new color but it would be cool if the muslims and pagans you harmonized are Zunist in Vic2 and Shia get a new emblem to show that they're a different branch of Zunism and rename default Zunism to Orthodox

like this could be the symbol for the Shia Zunism
 
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Looks like the age of liberal revolution has mostly been settled, now the Industrial revolution is coming.

I must say that the world and Cathay has definitely gone a long way since the beginning of EU4, with a lot less bordergore for the most part (except China).:D

So does this mean you’re not playing all the way to the end date of EU4 since I’m pretty sure there’s still some years left in this update and I think this is still the 1700s or well there be one more update after the world summary to finish up EU4 and some interludes for the period between EU4 and Victoria 2?
 

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Hopefully the second wave of revolution (if age of liberalism is left on), performs a bit bitter. Long live Cathay; down with the Caetyes!
 

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Hopefully the second wave of revolution (if age of liberalism is left on), performs a bit bitter. Long live Cathay; down with the Caetyes!
Heresy! Traitor! Revolutionary! The Caetyes will rule forever!

Though I wouldn't be opposed to some FREEDOM:p
 

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We lost America, but you kept the homeland secure so it was worth it. Amusing that they still ended up under a king too, I wonder how that will play out.

Can't wait for the last EU4 world update! Greece is looking powerful, China is a glorious mess, and we've got some rising stars in the New World to keep an eye on.
 

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I actually expected your Vicky part to be based in America when you first started the EU part. Khitan going ever west and all. Guess I was wrong on that part. :p
 
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World Update Finale: 1821: Laying out the Pieces

The Year is now 1821 (If you wanna get technical 1811 but I like having the extra few years to come back and fix things if the converter does not work properly) The Khitan Empire as well as the Empires of Europe have straddled the Globe colonizing the Americas, conquering great territories in asia and africa while consolidating their own territories at home.

The Khitan Empire, reigns supreme in western Europe, and expands its colonial and diplomatic web into Asia and Africa while simultaneously holding influence over the nations of Vinland, Ireland, the USCA and Columbia(Tributaries) The only remnants of her american empire left are her south American territories and the Island of Cuba though elsewhere the empire is strong especially in the south China sea where a buffer of tributary states protects Khitan china from the Shan and Yan warlords in the north.​


Europe is Dominated by Great Powers. Cathay in the West, Bohemia, Italy and Scandinavia and Central Europe and the Hellene republic and Persia in the East. Nations such as Granada, Great Britain and Lithuania find themselves as secondary powers among juggernauts. The Nations of Illyria and Avaria are Client States of The Greeks and Bohemians respectively, similarly Aquitaine and Navarra are Khitan Vassals.​


Culturally Europe remains diverse but there are clear trends. Academics have called the desire for certain peoples of like lineage to unify pan nationalism, and there is a drive in Spain and Germania to make sure ambitions a reality. Meanwhile Greek stands as a monolithic Culture followed by the Czech and Khitan peoples. The Czech however enjoy a union under the Bohemian Empire with Poles. Great Britain and Scandinavia meanwhile are made up of many different cultures with linked ancestry and kinship.

You'll note several more minor cultures such as the Irish, Occitan South Slavs Baltic and Russian cultures still exist. They may or may not become relevant flashpoints in the future as some hope to find their own greatness one day. The Russian situation is of particular interest as the Lithuanian Nobility remain baltic in culture but rule predominantly russian peoples as of right now.


In the East Mighty Persia dominants the Continent. Having spread its radical influence into both Arabia and the Urals Persia is not only a bulwark but a behemoth forcing all diplomacy and tactics to be done around it rather than through it. Not caught in the AAR itself was the recent independence of Georgia in addition to the independence of India, which will colour the balance of Power in the Near east as Georgia has claims on all of transcaucasia. Nubia and Alexandria are Greek Client States. Khotan however is independent.​


In Asia the situation is far different than that of Europe. Shielded by the Khotanese and Pegu Empires from Persia the Local Chinese peoples have been able to rebuild some semblance of an Empire under the Shun dynasty of the West and the Yan of the East. The Problem however is foreign influence in the way, Namely the Khitan and Japanese colonies in China proper. Though Japan sees some profit in continuing its expansion into Asia, the Khitan have been quiet as of late, focusing more on expanding holdings in Southeast Asia namely Vietnam and Malaya.

However should the fuel of Nationalism reach Asia, a revolution the likes the Japanese and Khitan have never seen could break out in favor of reunifying the middle kingdom. Until that point however the strength of the Colonial Powers combined with the use of the Yan and Minor chinese warlords as buffer states has kept the Shun at bay, at least for now.​


Further south things are more diverse. Italian, Persian, British, Scandinavia, Japanese and even South Indian colonies all exist. However like Scandinavia in China the British and Italians have found difficulty keeping their most valuable jewels in check. Siak is in full revolt from Italian occupation while Kutai has also declared independence from the British. With better technology being invented however even these independence movements may not last for long as the Colonial powers of Europe return to claim the Indies for thier own.​


Cutting to Africa the native powers are doing far better. Tunisia has fallen on hard times, alone against the Greeks but the Mali, Kano and Kongo Peoples all are independent albeit for the two former at the cost of ceding much of their coastlines. The Europeans however are dug in here with every major power having held land or now holding land on the continent at some point or another. Something to Note is Bohemia's colonies in West and East Africa, having taken them from the British. Persia also holds land on the horn of Africa and Ireland retains a healthy set of trade ports in Africa they are of great interest to the british.

The True winner here however is Granada who has already begun pushing inland towards the Great lakes region in East Africa. Cathay also holds Cape and Madagascar which are valuable jewels in themselves.​


Following the Trade winds to South America we find a continent diverse and divided. The Short Lived La Plata Republic has been dissolved and partitioned between the Inca-Irish Coalition which has now turned on eachother for the Scraps. In the North Meanwhile columbia has attacked up against the United States of Central America, seizing panama and all the lands up to Yucatan. Brazil Meanwhile is at war with the Inca as well and Colonial Cuba still loyal to the Khitan Empire holds Venezuela, bisecting the Columbian territories in Guyana from the Home country.​


Culturally the Map is simple, Columbia is Italian, The Inca are union of native peoples and are predominantly Quecha. Brazil is Greek and Paraguay is Irish. There exists a significant majority of Italians in former La Plata. There are also significant numbers of Khitan in Northern Columbia and Irish in the Incan Empire.​


Last but not least is North America. The only Colonial country with land remaining on the continent proper is Japanese Alaska. The Remaining Powers are Canada, the United States, Louisiana, California, Mexico and the United States of Central America. Canada and Mexico are ultimately the weakest of these powers, both recently having lost wars major wars. In Mexico's case the Valuable gold mines of Sonora were taken by the USCA while Canada has been increasingly pushed Northeast by Louisiana and the US. California meanwhile remains much as it has, isolated by its Asian ancestry and rivalry with the Japanese.


Culturally there is again a very simple way to describe how america looks. Nords in the North, Khitan in the East and South, British in the Middle and Chinese and Japanese in the West. In the South however as well as in the Great Lakes region of New Antwerp there are significant numbers of westernized natives. Like the Inca, the Maya Aztec and Zapotec people have all survived under the old Yucatan government. Between the Mississippi and Appalachian mountains various native peoples including the Iroquois have also survived. The Main survivor on the west coast are the Pueblo people living in what is considered by many, inhospitable terrain and so have been left alone.​


Something I found interesting was that over time the Caetye Dynasty has naturally overtaken the Majority of Monarchies in Europe. Something you also may note is that Persia is not a monarchy, That was a rather recent development and will probably become very relevant in the 15 Year Gap.

Also Note The Karlings have indeed died out, and Wales is a Principality.​



Also something I found interesting is Khotan also somehow got the Caetye Dynasty. Khotan is also primarily Khitan culture so I found that amusing that the Sons of Xiao eventually returned to rule over those left behind.


The Great Power list is what you would expect. The Surprise is the United States managing to sneak into the screenshot at 8th place. Scandinavia and Great Britain as of right now are off the list. Had tech been more restrictive they likely would be on it in some degree. Also the only reason Greece is not #2 is becuase of the Client States that they created, Bohemia should be ahead of italy for similar reasons.​


Development Numbers. As you can see End Nodes are really powerful. Italy for example is making the equivalent to Persia which has twice its development. Great Britain sadly doesnt even rank on the chart (This is Pre Rule Britannia I will point out). Also worth noting how powerful even the Rump state of India is, Persia is strong and Scary.

However Cathay is scarier with an Income and Development and Max Manpower well above the Curve. Its not quite a Superpower, well urbanized in its core territories while having an extensive colonial empire elsewhere. Where Emperor Arthur decides to throw his dice will determine the fate of Europe, Though perhaps the Nations of Europe will take pre-emptive action to prevent Cathay from dominating Europe in turn.

And as is tradition time to go through our goals.

1. We Must be the Greatest power in the world at the end.
Done, and with a comfortable Margin.

2. Form a Global Empire and have territories in India, China and the America's by session end.
Done, Done and Done, Even losing most of our Mainland American territories we held Cuba and so Completed.

3. Keep the Caetye on the Throne
Done, No dirty revolution will get close to the Sons of Xiao

4. Reclaim the Historical core of Caetye, (The Rhineland, Brittany, Northern France and Netherlands)
Also Done, I decided after completing this it would be more appropriate to keep a French Client State close rather than just become France in form, Because you see plenty of France Games, We aren't France, we are Cathay.

A Nice Clean Sweep, Which hey I'm not gonna complain about. Though Next time I think i'm gonna make things harder on myself. Annionas of Austria had quite a bit of challenge in trying to rebuild the Holy Roman Empire before the Protestant Reformation or Revolution threatened to undo everything. This time Europe wasn't exactly in a position to challenge me once Avalon bought the farm, something to consider for next time.


Of course you didnt think I forgot about this did you? Religion Map, As you can see, Alot of Zunism. This is the last time we'll see such a map before victoria. I'll point out though the Legacy of the Knights lives on, Portugal is still protestant. Persia is also still Shia and I think I'm going with the Zunist Zealots thing as opposed to a Muslim Revival. Also interesting to note is the Tengri Revival in the North and the signficant extent of Shintoism which at least in my mind might give the Japanese an important and crucial edge in maintaining her colonial Empire into Victoria.​



And the Final World Map. The World of 1821 is one of Transition the Next time we will see it in its entirety will be in 1836, But there's this small matter of a series of bloody and world shaking wars fought for the Soul of Europe to be addressed. For how that will play out and conclude however will need to be experienced not by going into the west, but listening to the..




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Ill provide a link to the vicky thread in this post when i get home but its up and you can find it in the proper section, hope to see you all there :D

Looks like the age of liberal revolution has mostly been settled, now the Industrial revolution is coming.

I must say that the world and Cathay has definitely gone a long way since the beginning of EU4, with a lot less bordergore for the most part (except China).:D

So does this mean you’re not playing all the way to the end date of EU4 since I’m pretty sure there’s still some years left in this update and I think this is still the 1700s or well there be one more update after the world summary to finish up EU4 and some interludes for the period between EU4 and Victoria 2?
I traditionally leave myself about 10 years to fix the conversion incase it isnt working properly this time we ended in 1811

Hopefully the second wave of revolution (if age of liberalism is left on), performs a bit bitter. Long live Cathay; down with the Caetyes!
Woah woah woah, we dont do that here ;) yet...?

We lost America, but you kept the homeland secure so it was worth it. Amusing that they still ended up under a king too, I wonder how that will play out.

Can't wait for the last EU4 world update! Greece is looking powerful, China is a glorious mess, and we've got some rising stars in the New World to keep an eye on.
There will be an update in vicky where i talk about all the nations in more detail but yea, this is definitely alot more balanced going into vicky than annionas and iron.

I actually expected your Vicky part to be based in America when you first started the EU part. Khitan going ever west and all. Guess I was wrong on that part. :p
That was an actual plan at one point, though i think ill save it for a future campaign.
 

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The good old Knights of Calatrava. It is nice to see them still having an impact centuries later.
 

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Looks like EU4 is done now. I must say that this segment of the AAR has been quite the ride, I’ll definitely be looking forward to the next parts in Victoria 2, Hoi4 and Stellaris.:)

Also I would this song work for the maga campaign? I’m imaginie you could use this for the final update of the mega campaign in Stellaris to wrap it up.
 

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  • Stellaris - Path to Destruction bundle
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
A nice end to EU4, and we now enter the industrial age! Let's see what a little black rock does to the world.:p