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Prelude: A Nation Divided

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Louis-Philippe, King of the French, head of the House of Orléans

His Royal Highness, the "Citizen King" has been in power for around 6 "glorious" years. France is a politically divided place since the deposing of the senior Bourbon line by the Orléaniste. The Légitimiste are supporters of Henry V, former (albeit disputed) king of France. The Républicain factions form the French voice for true democracy in France, and with 46.84% of the population behind them, are the most numerous in French politics. France has also been conducting an exhausting war against Algeria to the south, in an attempt to subjugate and colonize it. Its cost, has been more than its worth to say the least.

France is by definition a "Constitutional Monarchy" but in practice, what the Orléaniste say, goes. Only the most elite have a say in French politics. Two regional wars are raging on France's borders. To the north, the breakaway Belgian peoples fight their former Dutch masters with no end in sight, and to the south the Carlists have been fighting a desperate battle against the Liberal forces of Isabella. The French stance on these issues is still under a heated debate amongst the elite. France also maintains close relationships with the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and the Duchy of Lucca.

France's enemies are the usual suspects; the English and the Germans. (Of all monarchs and governments) Overseas, France maintains a mutually friendly if not apathetic relationship with the United States of America, and as of late has been having regular headaches with various Latin American republics. Overall, the world is France's oyster, as it has always been, and so it shall always be.

France has a population of around 35,068,000, a healthy economy, and a mostly literate pupulation. The building blocks for a strong French economy are in place and everything will be soon brought into order.
 
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I will be playing this with VIP 0.2, no other mods. Difficulty: Normal, AI: Weakling, Game Speed: Very Fast. Hurray! I will be playing mostly historical, AKA no massive French colonies in Florida or other silly things.
 

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Chapter I: Pulling Our Weight

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The Spanish Intervention Force is withdrawn.

The first order of business in January 1836 was the increasing volatility of French Algeria. Marshall Clauzel's forces were moving into Tlemcen to stop raiders from the warlord Abd al-Qadir. The void had to be filled while the offensive was going on. Paris decided to send the regiments of the Spanish Intervention Force to Algeria. The men were fresh off leave from New Years when news arrived that they were to pack their things and head to Algeria to assist the beleaguered Army of Algiers. This was no great news to the men, who had heard the terror of the Algerian savages. To offset the movement of forces off the French mainland, regiments of the Citizen's Guard were dispersed throughout the French provinces.

Also in North Africa, a new ruler was crowned in Tunisia, who in the behest of the Ottomans turned to the benevolent hand of France to aid them in their resistance to Turkish pressure. France wisely gave them diplomatic assurances that the Ottomans would dare not to attack them, lest they wish to face the wrath of the entire French war machine.

Politically January saw the end of one of the previously mentioned wars. The Treaty of London was signed by France and England to guarantee the independence of Belgium. The war was settled, and at least now one of France's fluid-like borders was secure.

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The French military positions in Algiers

By early February the newly named 2nd Army of Algiers set up positions in Oran. It was clear something was about to happen, just what that was, the generals weren't so sure. The main 1st Army of Algiers split into two units. The smaller would man the Algiers capital garrison, and the larger would move into Bone to take up positions in case of an Algierian attack or the need arises to intervene in Tunisia.

By summer plans for a government funded exploration mission to the South Pacific and the rumored Antarctic continent began. The ships set sail July 3rd, 1836 with the pitiful rivals in England following closely behind. The glory of the French crown would surely lead them to their goal before the English even see the Pacific!

Later in the year Marshall Clauzel fresh off his Tlemcen campaign began to push for a similar campaign to capture Constantine, which was south of Bone. The command in Paris was receiving reports of his repressive style of governing and promptly rejected the plan, so as to not have already tense circumstances boil over. However, Clauzel ignored orders the orders of the wise French government and launched his attack! Foolishly leading his men through the mountains he encountered a blizzard and lost more men than to the natives at the walls of Constantine! This is a true humiliation to the French people and military, and we will have to do something soon to reverse this calamity!

As the sun set on 1836, not much had changed in France's world. The creation of the Citizen's Guard was met with suspicion, but the people will be much safer in the long run with troops at the ready at every corner of France. Algeria remains a headache, but there were now ample forces to defend against the onslaught of the Berber savages. Politically things were slow moving, but the foolishness of Marshall Clauzel could cost Louis-Philippe all he has worked for.
 

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Chapter II: Set In Stone

In Germany, liberal voices began to grow in strength, and this was quickly counteracted by the conservative governments within Germany. The professors in Gottigen were dismissed, leading to much discontent in certain segments of German society. In light of these events France began construction of 4 more infantry units, predicting a tumultuous time was upon Europe.

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Marshall Bugeaud, Duke of Isly, Marshall of France

The worsening situation in Europe was alleviated somewhat in summer 1837 when a treaty was signed between the new Marshall in Algeria, and Abd al-Qadir, returning control of Tlemcen in return for a ceasefire. This alleviated some French fears, but command knew al-Qadir was not to be trusted for too long.

By Fall, the command made a crucial decision on the future of the French Army. It was decided the French army would employ the tactics and ideas of Carl von Clausewitz, a former foe of Napoleon. The command feels a disciplined, and well led army will benefit it far more in the future than morale and happiness.

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Carlists make significant gains in Spain

After being on the brink of disaster, the Carlists somehow miraculously made a renewed push on Spain, leading to the continuation of the Carlist War. This was very problematic for Louis-Philippe, who openly supported the Isabelists, but could not act. The problem laid with the senior line of the Bourbons, the Legitimists, who formed a large section of the country, and were loud supporters of the Carlists. France could only sit along the sidelines watching as the war raged on for it's 5th year.

In the New World, Argentina imposed massive raise in tariffs on goods, which was very damaging to French trade. A detachment of the main fleet was sent to blockade Buenos Aires, to show the Argentineans just what and who they were toiling with.

Meanwhile, Switzerland had been stubbornly allowed Louis-Napoleon, that fool of a pretender, to reside in their country. When the threat of a French invasion reached his cowardly ears, he quickly packed his bags and left for England. It seems as though France will never catch the rabble rousing fool.

Later in the same month word reached Paris of the expulsion of missionaries in the distant land of Tahiti. This slight was not taken lightly and France immediately sought to have the missionaries allowed back in, and soon enough were. France would not be taken as a pushover to anyone!

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A Spanish ceasefire

As September came into swing, the Isabelists were able to push into Carlist territory, causing significant disruptions to their lines. But at the same time, the Isbalists were exhausted, and saught out a ceasefire with the Carlists. The Isabelists made significant gains, but still had a lot of territory that it would eventually need to capture to defeat the Carlists. This is a small victory for Louis-Philippe, and victories are in short supply.
 
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Nice political manuvering, any particular goals in mind besides restoration of the empire? :D You said historically, so I suppose some politics in the middle east is a must ;) Love the format, keep it up!
 

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Oh my, so it is! I changed it! Thanks for the heads up
 

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Chapter III: In Motion

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Northern Madagascar receives French protection.

As 1839 arrived, Northern Madagascar began to seek protection from their former overloads. They naturally chose the French government, and the French government gladly accepted, as it meant further territorial expansions for the French empire.

Also in Africa less than a month later, French forces reestablished Libreville in Gabon, further expanding French presence in the area. While the settlement was very small, it was critical for France's future plans in mainland Africa and provided a vital foothold along West Africa.

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Muhammad Ali Pasha, Viceroy of Egypt

In Egypt, France's close ally Muhammad Ali had begun to seek an end to his country's ties to the Ottoman Empire. In response the Ottomans assembled their armies to invade Egypt and bring Ali's rebellious provinces back into the fold. France could not be seen as part of the problem with Egypt, as it has served as a destabilizing in the region. As a consequence, the Kingdom of France decided to distance itself from the Egyptian viceroy. While this looked humiliating for the nation, France simply had to step back from its commitment to provide a united front to solving the conflict.

Closer to home, the reserves in France were increased to 12 divisions, with 4 Dragoon units were also called up for duty in Normandy and Brittany. With these numbers France felt the domestic situation in the nation could be kept well under control. Significant emphasis was also placed on the economic research for the nation as well. The Isabelists once again declared war on the Carlists in April 1839, less than a year from the ceasefire. This news greatly pleased Louis-Philippe, who was more than ready to deal a blow to his Legitimist rivals.

By May, it was done. The bulk of the Carlist forces were defeated, and the Isabelist forces asserted their dominance of the former rebellious provinces. As the king had predicted, it was a utter blow to the Legitimists, who lost many of their supporters to the Republicans and some even went to the Orleanist camp.

Meanwhile in the troublesome hotspot of Algeria, French forces were authorized to use the Biban Pass. The problem was the pass was under control of al-Qadir, and he was explicit in his orders that no Frenchmen were to cross the path. The column was assembled anyway, and al-Qadir declared jihad. Seeing this as an opportunity to permanently stamp out the al-Qadir problem, the French military in Algeria mobilized. Massive riots and armed rebellions broke out throughout the French controlled portions of Algeria, but these poorly armed rebels were quickly defeated by the French military's well trained forces. Plans were immediately set in motion to move the army south to finish Al-Qadir once and for all.

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Divisions participating in the invasion of Aldjazair:

Total: 80000 men in Algeria, 150000 men in reserve in France

Eastern Corps (General Saint Arnaud)
20000 Infantry divided into 2 divisions
10000 Cavalry​

Central Corps (General de MacMahon)
20000 Infantry divided into 2 divisions​

Western Corps (General Pelissier)
20000 Infantry divided into 2 divisions
10000 Cavalry​

Al-Qadir's forces were estimated at around 120,000 poorly equipped tribesmen. The strategy called for a left sweep en masse by the central and eastern corps, setting up the Western Corps to attack al-Qadir's base of operations in the mountains. Surely France would have no trouble destroying the savage forces of Al-Qadir. While elsewhere France began to set up a new colony in New Zealand, and a truce was negotiated between Egypt and the Ottomans, all the people of France watched intently for what the future held in Algeria.
 
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Chapter IV: The Things To Come

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The Aures Mountains, a branch of the Atlas Mountains in Algeria

In January, the French army enacted Plan: D'or; the invasion of Algeria. Central Corps was the first to see combat. Around 1,000 ill equipped Algerian forces stood their ground in the Aures Mountains, 300 were killed with no casualties for the French. Eastern Corps continued south to Nemencha, in knowledge of their now secure flank.

As news reached the command in Algiers of the first victories, more good news reached the French mainland. Napoleon’s ashes were returned January 1840, and a month later the long standing blockade in Argentina finally ended with Rosas’ folding and agreeing to all demands the French government had made.

The French nation was ecstatic with the victories at home and abroad, and the overall feeling was celebratory throughout Paris. But the war was not over yet. There were relatively few battles as of yet.

With Nemencha secured, Eastern Corps moved west to Ouled Nail to engage around 10,000 Algerian soldiers stationed upon there. As of now Eastern Corps has held up well. Around 2,000 casualties had struck Eastern Corps, mostly from the rugged terrain and weather. Eastern Corps reached Ouled Nail and engaged the Algerian forces in the area. Around 1,000 Algerian casualties were reported, while roughly 300 French soldiers were killed in action before the Algerian forces retreated to reassemble with the other forces.

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The French situation as of March 1840, only two months into the operation

By mid April, with his flank secure, General de MacMahon’s forces pressed forward to al-Qadir’s headquarters in the Haute Plateau. At first reporting light casualties, the encouraged de MacMahon continued the press up the foothills into the Plateau region. It was at this point casualties increased sharply. Around 18,000 French soldiers found themselves fighting well entrenched Algerian forces (Including al-Qadir’s most elite troops) and taking heavy fire from all sides, as the retreating members of the Ouled Nail defenders hit the rear of Central Corps. Despite this, de MacMahon’s men charged heroicly up the mountains and took control of them, and bore their guns down on the recently arrived attackers, shattering their morale. The Algerian forces retreated rapidly to their last stronghold in Tlemcen. In the end de MacMahon’s forces suffered 6,000 deaths to Algeria’s 10,000. It was a hard fought and triumphant victory, but France would never forget the price its brave men paid that smoldering spring Algerian day.

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The French military on the brink of victory!

By late June all of France’s 70,000 remaining forces assembled for the final push on Tlemcen. The final battle was anti-climatic at best. Within an hour the remaining defenders surrendered, demoralized by their crushing blow suffered at the Battle of Haute Plateau. With this victory, France proclaimed their rule over all of Aldjazair’s territories. The war had started November 1839, and was over by July 1840. Around 7-8,000 Frenchmen were dead, and an estimated 30,000 Algerians were slain in battle. Al-Qadir however, was no where to be found. It was believed by the great hero of the war, General Patrice de MacMahon, that al-Qadir had cowardly fled to the Emirate of Morocco. France would deal with this problem soon enough.
 

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So the recreation of the lost French Colonial Empire has begun. If you can't take back Canada, you can always take on Africa instead. :D

The "Citizen King" is a rather unimpressive figure to preside over this pivotal moment in (your version of) French history though. That madman Louis-Napoléon can't come soon enough!

I'm sad that the other French AAR had to end, but yours will also prove interesting to follow; a very solid history book-style AAR is always fun to read. And please, no fascists. ;)
 

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He was a rather unimpressive ruler, but he did rule during this time. My personal belief is things like Algeria (To his defense, he didn't START that mess) were just to get attention off his massive flaws as a King.

And you don't have to worry about that. I really don't like playing extremely ahistorical. I just can't bring myself to do silly things in Victoria for some reason. (Like assembling 90,000,000 Chinese to fight on the French Mainland or something)
 
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Chapter V: Downward Spiral

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A French cavalryman in Algeria

French scientists learned much from the war in Algeria, and began pioneering research into conventional and combat medicine shortly there after. Hopefully the deaths at the hands of disease could be prevented for the French soldiers in the present and to come. Fresh off the defeat of the Algerian warlord Abd al-Qadir, the French forces were reassigned to new bases in the area. Central Corps constructed a large fort in the Aures Mountains, Eastern Corps returned to Bone, and Western Corps was now stationed in Tlemcen. Despite this overwhelming victory, unfortunately events at home were not going as well.

While the king consulted with his generals on the matter of Egypt's refusal of the Western powers brokered peace, word reached them of the fugitive Louis-Napoleon's abortive coup in Boulogne. The king was naturally not pleased, and demanded the police forces double their efforts in apprehending him. He was at last caught, much to the relief of the king. Ultimately, this was still a serious blow to the King, who's position was shown to the world to be far rocky than he would like them to think.

Egypt, having refused the offer of the west and the Ottomans quickly turned to their old ally in France for help. The French reluctantly had no choice but to refuse the Egyptian pleas, as there is no way France was in the position to take on the British Empire and the Ottoman Empire at the same time. With the French sitting out of the conflict in the Middle East, the Ottomans began their advance into Egyptian controlled Syria.

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The Prussian city of Saarbrucken

The buildup for an adventure in the Orient lead directly to Prussian fears of a French invasion, which as a consequence turned to a buildup of forces and nationalistic pride in the Kingdom of Prussia. This kind of outward aggression from such barbarians as Germans was simply not acceptable. The French government let the Prussian government know that they will NOT take such offenses lightly. Knowing that they could not agitate the much larger French army, the Prussians wisely backed down. Regardless, fearing further agitation France increased the reserves to 16 divisions.

Meanwhile, the blissful domestic situation in France seemed to be unraveling. Riots were reported in Montauban, Foix, and the critical city of Marseilles. The Citizens Guard was able to stop the Foix and Montauban riots before they could gain significant control of the cities, but Marseilles was under Bonapartist rebels for approximately a month and a half before being wrested from their hands by the Citizens Guard there. The precarious was once again compounded by yet another French foreign policy defeat, with the Ottomans securing a massive victory over Muhammad Ali, making him a vassal and taking all of Syria and Transjordan.

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The Ottoman Victory

By July, Commander Dumont d'Urville returned from his Antarctic expedition with successful results. While on his mission he also encountered an American expedition, it was unclear who arrived first. Regardless, the king bestowed upon him an audience and was declared to be a national hero. His findings would prove valuable to future French science.

By 1842 the riots that were once exclusively in the south had spread to the north, with Republican supporters in Lille taking up arms against the king. They, like the others were dealt with swiftly by the Citizen's Guard, 40 of the ringleaders were hanged in the square in Lille, further provoking tensions in the volatile country.

In Fall 1842 the French once again were involved in Pacific island of Tahiti, this time securing it as a protectorate, allowing missionaries and French troops to arrive en masse. A month later in a land mark decision, Slavery was permanently outlawed in all of France. Which was hailed a great achievement by the French Kingdom.

In South America once again, Rosas meddled with France in January 1843. A combined British and French task force left their ports to begin yet another blockade against the Rio de La Plata region. Rosas having seen the combined force quickly offered an agreement, and the blockade was lifted within weeks of it's activation. It was a rare and yet much needed victory for the Kingdom of France.

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The tribes of Baule

Later that year France continued her expansion in to Africa, securing a protection treaty with the tribes of Baule on the Ivory Coast. This provided yet another foothold for France in Africa. This one happened to be in a land vastly rich of resources as well. The French economy now had a large supply center in Africa that would soon develop into a critical part of France.

In Tahiti, one of the first efforts of British meddling in French affairs in sometime was occurring. With Britain's blessing the Queen of Tahiti's head advisor was organizing Tahitian uprisings against the benevolent hand of France. This caused the French to immediately send out a regiment to seize Tahiti. While the operation was a success, the threat from Britain to declare war slammed France with yet another political blow, and they immediately restored the protectorate status over Tahiti. Louis-Philippe's government was proving to be a paper tiger, and the French people were wholly aware of their humiliation.

The final major event of 1844 was the signing of the Treaty of Huangpo, securing trade rights with the Empire of China. The French recognizing the Chinese humiliation at the hands of the British, decided a benevolent and kind approach would be best to securing favorable trading rights with China, and they were quickly obtained as a consequence.

As the halfway point of the 1840s dawned upon France, they had seen some triumphs on the battlefield, and many defeats politically. But no one knew could've anticipated the traumatic years to come for France, as they began a political era that would change the course of their history.
 
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Chapter VI: Downfall

This stagnancy continued for 3 years. 3 years of political humiliation for France, Switzerland's Sonderbund Rebellion ended with France backing down, Tahiti ended with France backing down, France was humiliated, the joke of the world. The Republicans reacted, and Louis-Philippe was toppled.

The situation in this republic was not much better, and this crippled government was toppled just weeks ago. Which brings us to the present. Legitimists have seized France, tore down the treacherous tricolor, and hoisted makeshift white and gold flags throughout Paris and Henry d'Chombard has been crowned Henry the 5th, King of the French. Riots have broken out in Grenoble, Pau, Paris and Charleville, with smaller ones throughout. The military remains loyal for now, and has been actively battling the rioting Republicans, Bonapartists, and Orleanists. Many however, have rallied at Henry's promise to reclaim French glory.

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The flag of the reactionist revolutionaries

In his first act as king, Henry had issued that all taxes are to be set to 20% to alleviate the suffering of the people under the Orleanists and the Republicans. He then wrote a letter to the soldiers of Algeria, which was posted throughout the colony.

Soldiers of Algeria,

There are certain grievances that a government can commit that are inexcusable. One that I, the new and rightful King of France consider most offensive is the betrayal of it's soldiers. Know that I shall work tirelessly in your name to restore the Kingdom of France, and I wish nothing more than to have your approval in this great fight.

Recall your brothers who have died fighting all around the world for our great homeland, and the respect you surely have for them, for that is what I have for you. I will serve you, as I hope you will continue to serve me. I am reorganizing Algiers to alleviate some pressure put upon you lads.

I understand there are back pay issues in regards to your situation. I will have you know I am sending you double your salary for the mistakes of the Republicans and Orleanists.

Henry V

The situation in Algeria under Henry V is improving greatly. Like promised in his letter, Algeria is reorganized, and Abd al-Qadir at last has surrendered and is being sent into exile in Syria. Things in Algeria are looking very good

The riots at home continued endlessly. The Royal Guard maintained a solid grip on Paris and Versailles, but the metro areas of Paris were fully succumbed by riots. The royal army was sent out to cleanse the areas of the rioters, and had a great deal of success in Chartres. It seems as though while Conservatives had been relatively neutral on the issue, Liberals are furious at the arrival of the great king. They soon found France would crush them just as the Habsburg and truly all monarchies around Europe did.

Thousands left for the United States, particularly our former colony of Louisiana. Every week there's a new riot or rebellion, we can hardly keep up, yet somehow the military remains in good spirits, as do many of the conservatives throughout France, in hopes of the bright future the liberals seek so hard to sabotage!

As June rolled around, the drive of many taking part in the so called "Liberal Revolution" was gone. Thousands of French liberal thinkers were killed in their destructive riots, leaving the rest demoralized, and ready to return to their jobs and fight for France, not against it.

Henry's first task was to reverse the embarrassment that the Legitimists suffered against the Carlists in Spain. 32 reserve divisions were mobilized for a war against the Isabelists. War was declared May 16th, 1851. The French order of battle was as follows:

Franco-Spanish War May 16th, 1851-May 18th, 1852

Divisions participating in the invasion of Spain:

Total: 354,000 men on the Pyrenees border, 150000 in reserve, 80000 in Algeria​

Royal Corps (King Henry V and General Archand)
30000 Infantry divided into 3 divisions
12000 Royal Guard Infantry (Elites)
12000 Royal Guard Cavalry​

Northen Corps (2 detachments)
Detachment I​
50000 Infantry commanded by General Louis​

Detachment II​
50000 Infantry commanded by General Vasser​

Central Corps (2 detachments)
Detachment I​
50000 Infantry commanded by General Merle​

Detachment II​
50000 Infantry commanded by General Regnaud​

Southern Corps (2 detachments)
Detachment I​
50000 Infantry commanded by General Faucet​

Detachment II​
50000 Infantry commanded by General Beauvais​

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Franco-Spanish War: August 1851

Within two months the French forces captured the majority of the former Carlist strong holds, to much adulation. Spanish volunteer armies began assembling to fight alongside their French comrades, as they advanced further still to Madrid. The advancement was indeed so fast, 20000 Spanish soldiers surrendered in Tortuga when they found their communication lines broken, as the French forces seized Morella.

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Latter stages of the Battle of Valencia

As France steadily moved closer to Madrid, Isabella become aware her reign as queen may be coming to an end, and quickly offered the French all of Castille in exchange for the end of the war. Henry flatly rejected, and the peace talks fell through, and the French advance continued, and the first major engagement of the war took place in Valencia.

There, 150000 French and Carlist soldiers battled against 50000 well entrenched Spanish soldiers. But the numbers were unfortunately for Spain, far to great to overcome, and 16,000 Spaniards lost their lives fighting, while 5,000 Frenchmen fell. Valencia was taken days later in light combat.

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On the verge of taking Madrid: April 1852

By May the French had proven themselves triumphant in Spain, and Charles V was crowned in Madrid 5 hours after Isabel's surrender. Around 45,000 French soldiers had fallen in combat, while 115,000 loyalist forces fell for Spain. Also present was Miguel of Portugal, former King of Portugal. He was assured by his Uncle King Charles V and King Henry V that they would do all in their power to restore his throne very soon.

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Western Europe: 1852
 

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If you haven't guessed, I'm going to attempt to restore the Ancien Regime and restore the glory of France! I don't think I have many readers unfortunately though :( I've been enjoying this game.
 

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Wow, super fast speed. :eek:

But it seems your choice for the '48 crisis was...the Bourbons!? If I remember correctly, that means no Italian Unification then, since I believe France needs the Emperor in power to have the option to intervene.

Strange choice indeed. I have a preference for Bonaparte and a lesser favor for the Republicans ("The Little Emperor" won points from me for sheer populist extravaganza alone, and the Republicans are the most sensible of the bunch, relatively speaking of course in anarchic France), but my France would never accept any Bourbon ancien régime advocates in power. It should be interesting to see where Henry will go, and if his France will stagnate from liberal oppression or not. His early successes seems great though, with Spain and soon Portugal already joining the French bloc by force of arms (I presume you satellited Spain?).

Edit: Oh, and many readers are lurkers. I know I lurk many AAR's and post only in a few of them, even fewer still regularly; so don't be discouraged!
 

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Yep! Bourbons indeed! The Carlist Spain is my satellite, I'm making a flag for Miguel's Portugal (The Monarch flag in Portugals folder isn't exactly right, but it's close, but I'm anal about those things) I just don't know if I can confront the British right now. I'm doing a hell of a lot of research in Naval tech though. SPA had a few I didn't have that I traded some economic techs for.

I think a Bourbon France on the Italian issue would be more inclined to align themselves with Two Sicilies and Papal States, their old allies wouldn't they? You'll see what I have in store for Italy. It's going to be interesting! BTW, this Purple Color doesn't really suit the Bourbons it seems to me. Wish there was a light gold color like in EU2!

And HOW in the world am I gonna settle the Henry V issue? Historically the Legitimists and Orleanists united together under one claim since Henry V had no children. With the Carlists in power in Spain what would have stopped them from being claimed as the heirs to the French throne, since they are the direct descendants of Louis XIV. I think the game would be far too easy with a personal union of France and Spain...
 
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*sigh* you are right... :( I fixed it thanks again!


Code:
#########################################################################
# French Monarchy
#########################################################################
event = { 
	id = 163000
	random = no
	country = FRA

	name = "Henry V has died! Long live the king!"
	desc = "Having no heir of his own, the monarchy is split!"
	style = 0

	date = { day = 24 month = august year = 1883 }

	action_a = {
		name = "Juan (Jean III) becomes King of France!"
		command = { type = prestige value = 100 }
		command = { type = pop_militancy which = french value = 4 }
		command = { type = pop_militancy which = spanish value = -2 }
		command = { type = pop_militancy which = basque value = -2 }
		command = { type = pop_militancy which = catalan value = -2 }
		command = { type = add_countryculture which = spanish }
		command = { type = add_countryculture which = basque }
		command = { type = add_countryculture which = catalan }
                command = { type = set_ruling_party which = 7212 } #Legitimist Party
		command = { type = inherit which = SPA }
		command = { type = relation which = ENG value -200 } #Violates Utrect
		command = { type = plurality value = 10 }
	}
	action_b = {
		name = "Philippe (Philippe VII) becomes King of France!"
		command = { type = constitution  which = constitutional_monarchy }
		command = { type = national_value  which = order }
		command = { type = party_system  which = multi_party }
		command = { type = executive_designation which = hms_government }
		command = { type = voting_rights which = wealth }
		command = { type = press_rights which = censorship }
		command = { type = political_parties which = right_to_ban }
		command = { type = trade_unions which = none }
		command = { type = prestige value = 25 }
                command = { type = set_ruling_party which = 7212 } #Royaliste Party
		command = { type = pop_militancy which = french value = -4 }
		command = { type = relation which = SPA value -100 }
                command = { type = leave_alliance which = SPA }
		command = { type = war which = SPA } #Spain goes to war to take "their" throne
		
	}
}
 
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