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Chapter 7 - Johorian Bangkok


From third letter of the Prophet Abu to the Siamese
Siamese, the lord is angry with you. Firstly, you refused to
acknowledge his allmighty presence. Secondly, you deny our brethren
to cross your land for their innocent pilgrimage.
Thirdly and worst of all, you turn on all your Asian brothers
and seek friendly terms with our arch-enemies the westerners!
This shame can not be forgiven and thus you left us no other choice
force the righteous way upon you. Siam has forfeited its right of
independence near the holy land.
But, and I say this as a friend, do not despair. Upon joining our
holy sultanate you will receive enlightenment and the word of the lord.



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From the first Book of Greater Johore
Abu took it upon himself to spread the gospel of the lord.
Settlements were established in India for that purpose. With a zeal,
never seen before he integrated Sindh, Kutch and Beroda into the
nation. After their liberation, he sent out missionaries to enlighten
all Indian people when a chinese emissary seeked his attention.


The Tsar and his soldiers had invaded China from the north and pressed
their emperor to sign huge areas of land over to them.

Abu went near madness over the Western impertinence.

He declared to not rest until the rest of China was saved from Western
greed. The Russian Goliath was not to be defeated in open fight,
instead Abu chose to steal their prey. As the lord had told him in
his one of his visions, China was no longer able to stand on its own
which in turn enabled Johore and its Asian ally Yunnan to take
the Emperor's matters in their hands.



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When he arrived in Shanghai, Abu rallied the brave Chinese around
him and said unto them: "Fear not, my brethren! Your Johorian friends
have come to save you from the evil westerners! Join our men
and fight for the lord. It is his vision to punish the Europeans for
their imperialistic ways in Asia." Many Chinese believed him and even
more followed him for they had nothing left but fight.



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The brave little Sultanate was growing fast, in men and reputation,
and while the British and Dutch still had an iron grip on Malaysia
their courage was visibly shaken.
Newspapers in London and Amsterdam spread the word 'Johore' amongst its
enemies.


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Awesome update, nice work on grabbing that slice of China. It's a shame you couldn't get the Daming region, whose goldmine gives in excess of 1k per day, but the AI prioritises that one as far as I can tell. Also, I'm super jealous that the UK is self destructing - I've never had the luck to see the communists take over and dismantle the empire :(
 

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Further to my previous comment, I must compliment you on your writing and story-telling styles for this AAR, Micutio. It is very imaginative and makes for an enjoyable read.

I meant to say it the last time, but got sidetracked by my boss giving me work to do (the cheek!)
 

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IIRC, that's the most populous chunk of China there, so well done.

I don't know about Beijing, but Shanghai certainly is one of the biggest (in population).
So. Much. Manpower.

Awesome update, nice work on grabbing that slice of China. It's a shame you couldn't get the Daming region, whose goldmine gives in excess of 1k per day, but the AI prioritises that one as far as I can tell. Also, I'm super jealous that the UK is self destructing - I've never had the luck to see the communists take over and dismantle the empire :(

Thank you very much for your kind words. Yeah, Russia ran rampant in China. Not very beautiful, but in the end not to our disadvantage either.
Indeed, it happens only once in a blue moon to see the UK go down without actively helping. A long time ago, when playing South Africa, I was given the pleasure to witness the same. But I never ever get to see the Soviet Union which should be way more likely :D Russia seems to be more stable than the Empire itself.

I love this AAR so far, I can't wait to see what happens next :)

Thanks a lot my friend! Be assured, it won't get boring ;)

Further to my previous comment, I must compliment you on your writing and story-telling styles for this AAR, Micutio. It is very imaginative and makes for an enjoyable read.

I meant to say it the last time, but got sidetracked by my boss giving me work to do (the cheek!)

Thank you so much. I'm very happy that this story is received so well!
 

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Chapter 8, Part One - Johorrors


From the Book Exodus
It was the year 1905 when Abu's reign over Johore
had endured for 24 years. Like his father the great Ali,
he was restless for the cause of the sultanate and through
day and night he questioned his advisors on how to
make it even stronger and mightier.
But an evil Jinn had taken possession of his heart.

Abu was blinded by his zeal for glory. He did not take
part in the service for the lord anymore. He did not
pray anymore. All of his heart and mind rested on the
battlefields and the missionaries.



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When Abu returned to his fathers garden behind the palace
a voice rose that he had never heard before.
"Abu, hear me and kneel down in the dust before me!"
But Abu did not understand.


"I shall bow before no one. For I am the sultan, the lord of Johore."

"You know your realm but you know not your place. I am your lord and savior."

Abu became furious. And he said unto the lord:

"I need not to be saved. All my life I have not needed you!
All you see, all of Johore, it was me who made it what it is today."

"You are sultan by my infinite grace. I held my hand over you all this time."

"But your mind is ill and your powers used for the wrong purpose.

"You put my name and that of your nation to shame!
Burma became your ally through my glory. They fear me and followed your word
which was that of a prophet. The British did not tremble before your few
rifles and horses. They fear your proud subjects and their strong faith!
By my infinite kindness I have you see on last time, they fear the Malay more than ever."



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And from then on Abu was no more.







I have to apologize for the tiniest update ever. But be assured there is more to come in the next days.
 

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I have to apologize for the tiniest update ever. But be assured there is more to come in the next days.

Beautiful things come in the smallest of packages.
 

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Nice job or working a random event into your narrative. I'd forgotten that one was there. Interesting, given the next expansion

Had been a time since I last saw it pop up. From a historical point of view it should pop up more often I guess :D
It was very interesting to see since the only recently civilized Johore could have no clue how to handle a colony of its own,
so it made a lot of sense.

Beautiful things come in the smallest of packages.

Thank you for these kind words. I hope it was an appropriate compensation for waiting so long.
 

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Chapter 8, Part Two - Reformation


From the second Book of Greater Johore
In the days after the fallen Prophet Abu had vanished, his son Ibrahim
was chosen to take over the rule of Johore. As he took up the crown,
he said unto his people:"
The lord has spoken to me! He showed me what
my father had done to have me learn from his wisdom and his mistakes.
For they will not be mine."
And so it was done.



From the letter of Sultan Ibrahim to the Indians
Brothers and sisters: For long years now you have lived under the Johorian
banner. I know that many of you were forced to do so. And thus it is very hard
to accept the lord. And yet he was suffering with you. He is a god of love and
not of punishment. To show his infinite benevolence I have decided to give back
your independence for you. For the people of all countries shall come to the lord
from their own free will and not someone other's.


The countries along the Indus were also very close to British borders, but Ibrahim
did not tell them that for they had no understanding of foreign politics.


Finally the world smiled upon Johore again as it would no longer live in infamy.



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From the first letter of Sultan Ibrahim to the Chinese
Brothers and sisters: I know your hardship. The Russian Bear as torn a huge hole
in the heart of China. Many of you are slaving under the tsar now.
Even though your Mongolian, Guangxinese and Johorian Brothers have done their best
to protect you, all that is left of China now is its glorious capital Beijing.

The only language Russia understands is violence. So it is not given to us to liberate
what they have taken from you, for Johore does not match the Russians in primal force.
But we can keep your forbidden city out of their reach for it to access may forever
be forbidden to any russian soul.

So open your gates and tear down your walls for having your asian brothers and their
protective powers welcome to your homes.

May the lord bless you. Lord bless Johore!



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From the second Book of Greater Johore
And when the Johorians came to Beijing, the lord lightened up the Chinese Hearts
and had them praise the lord and Ibrahim. They also received enlightenment in their
minds and bodies. All of Johores wisdom and technologies were to the benefit of the
Chinese Dragon. Many a men wished to repay the infinite mercy of the lord by fighting
side by side with their Johorian brothers.
And Johorians army soon was among the greatest and most powerful in all Asia.


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Ibrahim looked at the pictures of his grandfather and he knew that it was his duty and
honor to finish what the great Ali once had begun.
 
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nice :) kick those Russians out of China! ;P