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Is there still a need for extra hands? I've been looking to learn more about modding and could set aside some time to help out. I have an amateur familiarity with coding but it's been a while (I'm real rusty) and I don't have experience with modding Imperator. But it wouldn't be the first time I've cracked open the files on a paradox game, I understand a little more about EUIV and DH.

I could also maybe help with research. I have an education in history (late antiquity/early medieval W europe; medieval Christianity; Byzantine studies, nothing directly on point) and so am not put off by academic reading and can read primary sources critically if translated into English. Not an academic though so I don't have access to sources beyond the general public.
 
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Is there still a need for extra hands? I've been looking to learn more about modding and could set aside some time to help out. I have an amateur familiarity with coding but it's been a while (I'm real rusty) and I don't have experience with modding Imperator. But it wouldn't be the first time I've cracked open the files on a paradox game, I understand a little more about EUIV and DH.

I could also maybe help with research. I have an education in history (late antiquity/early medieval W europe; medieval Christianity; Byzantine studies, nothing directly on point) and so am not put off by academic reading and can read primary sources critically if translated into English. Not an academic though so I don't have access to sources beyond the general public.
Yeah, we're always looking to welcome new hands on the deck of our steam-powered ironclad, and you can pick up coding as you go along.

At the moment we are focusing on research for population numbers and province names. The majority of the world is finished in that regard, so we are focusing on specific areas such as the Middle East, Central Asia, parts of East Asia and western North America.

Shit if this comes out you'll singlehandely resurrect this game
It's the AGOT mod of Imperator

Thanks! :D we certainly hope everybody enjoys it when it comes out. But remember, good things take time ;)
 
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The Mexico borders are wrong for 1815, Mexico didn't even exist in 1815 for one. It became independent in 1821.
We'd be happy to incorporate any corrections you suggest. Please DM me or join our Discord and we can talk about it!

We have chosen to represent the pro-independence forces as a playable tag.
 
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Dev diary 3: South America & character models

We’re back today with a dev diary on one of the most overlooked continents in 19th century geopolitical history - it’s South America!

Within this dev diary, we will also be showing you some of our new character models to bring the leaders of the world out of their togas and into some fitted suits! Female character models were lovingly adapted for imp19c by Pureon, while male character models have been made for western characters too!

The political map has changed quite a bit since early development, now more closely reflecting the real historical land claims and ownership of all the factions.

Most of the continent is locked in a battle between Spanish royalists, constitutionalists and pro-independence factions. Many of the pro-independence states are playable tags, even though they have not yet signed in constitutions or made official declarations of independence.

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Nations in yellow are direct colonies of Spain, ruled by royalist forces. You will notice in the centre there is an orange-coloured country called “Charcas” - this is the Audience of Charcas, an administrative division of Peru ruled by the supreme court of Charcas from the city of La Plata. It is currently still a protectorate of Peru, but several small microstates have broken out in open rebellion and thrown the region into chaos.

The strict royalist governor of Peru, José Fernnando de Abascal y Sousa, leads a crackdown on the “republiquetas” of Charcas.

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In the northern reaches of Continental New Spain, many small juntas have declared independence and are working to federate into what will eventually be Colombia. However, for the time being the royalist forces of Santafé de Bogota have kept the forces of independence splintered and pressured. The strongest independence faction remains the republic of Cartagena, which currently holds the de-facto position of leadership of independent Colombia.

Camilo Torres Tenorio leads the republic of Cartagena.

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One of the only non-monarchical female rulers of the time, María Concepción Loperena, leads the little republic of Valledupar, one of the various regions to declare its independence, liberate its slaves and stake its claim to freedom as a protectorate of the Cartagena republic.

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In 1815, Venezuela is in chaos. Still technically a region of New Spain, much of the country has fallen out of the control of the Spanish royalist armies, though they have recently retaken the coastal capital and exiled the leader of the pro-independence army, Simón Bolívar.

Simón Bolívar leads the stratocracy of Venezuela, although he is currently in exile in Haiti when the game begins!

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Further South, four large proto-nations have emerged, led by pro-independence factions who are competing for legitimate rule of the southern tip of the continent.

The United Provinces of La Plata, centred around modern day Argentina, are leading the military effort in supporting pro-independence forces in Peru - but they are also clasped internally by an ideological struggle between the federalists and the centralists, which promises to plunge the country into a political deadlock, or worse civil war soon after its own independence.

Ignacio Álvarez Thomas leads the United Provinces, as its acting Supreme Director.

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The officially elected Supreme Director, José Rondeau, is currently occupied leading the armies of the United Provinces.

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Just to the east of the United Provinces of La Plata lies the League of Free Peoples, also known as the Federal League - a staunchly federalist, free-minded and fiercely independent state. Leading military incursions into neighbouring Paraguay and Brazil, the League has made enemies of its more centralised neighbours in its steadfast defence of federalism over all other forms of government.

Juan Antonio Lavalleja leads the League in 1815, a famous political and military leader known as the founding father of Uruguay.

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Estanislao López co-rules the league, another historic figure in the region’s political history.

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The eastern half of the continent is dominated by the enormous kingdom of Brazil, which is now host to the seat of the Portuguese monarchy. After the homeland was occupied during the Napoleonic wars, and remains under British occupation at the start date, the monarchy relocated to its largest colony and rules from there. Motions are being made to unite the countries once again under a dual crown, the proposed United Kingdom of Portugal and Brazil.

Queen Maria leads Brazil, although she is not long for this world…

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Her son, João, is soon set to inherit the crown, and possibly that of Portugal too.

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Cultures and religions

South America is a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural continent, which we have striven to reflect ingame. The maps below show the majority cultures and religions on the continent - there are also many minorities dotted around so that there is diversity within each individual province.

The cultures of South America
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The religions of South America
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We have also researched (with what data we have available to us, which is certainly better in some regions than others!) the population and tried to reflect realistic populations and distributions of social classes in the continent for 1815:

Population density of South America
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We hope you enjoyed reading (and looking) at this dev diary. We are open to any comments and suggestions of how to improve the data, so if you have noticed any inaccuracies or opportunities to improve please let us know!

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List of references (partial):

  • Chilean census http://www.memoriachilena.gob.cl/602/w3-article-2933.html
  • Censo de 1815 de Buenos Aires: Provincia de Buenos Aires - Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmado por la Socidad Genealógica de Utah, 1977
  • Argentine Census of 1869 (includes backdated estimates) www.estadistica.ec.gba.gov.ar/dpe/Estadistica/censos/C1869-TU.pdf
  • Trade, Structural Transformation and Development: Evidence from Argentina 1869-1914, Pablo Fajgelbaum and Stephen J. Redding
  • The Population of Brazil in the Late Eighteenth Century: A Preliminary Study, Dauril Alden, The Hispanic American Historical Review , May, 1963, Vol. 43, No. 2 (May, 1963), pp. 173-205
  • Neither Slave nor Free: The Emancipados of Brazil, 1818-1868, Robert Conrad, The Hispanic American Historical Review, Feb., 1973, Vol. 53, No. 1 (Feb., 1973), pp. 50-70
  • Continunities and discontinuities in the fiscal and monetary institutions of New Granada 1783-1850, Jaime Jaramillo U., Adolfo Meisel R., Miguel Urrutia M., Santafé de Bogota July 1997
 
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Dev diary 3: South America & character models

We’re back today with a dev diary on one of the most overlooked continents in 19th century geopolitical history - it’s South America!

Within this dev diary, we will also be showing you some of our new character models to bring the leaders of the world out of their togas and into some fitted suits! Female character models were lovingly adapted for imp19c by Pureon, while male character models have been made for western characters too!

The political map has changed quite a bit since early development, now more closely reflecting the real historical land claims and ownership of all the factions.

Most of the continent is locked in a battle between Spanish royalists, constitutionalists and pro-independence factions. Many of the pro-independence states are playable tags, even though they have not yet signed in constitutions or made official declarations of independence.

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Nations in yellow are direct colonies of Spain, ruled by royalist forces. You will notice in the centre there is an orange-coloured country called “Charcas” - this is the Audience of Charcas, an administrative division of Peru ruled by the supreme court of Charcas from the city of La Plata. It is currently still a protectorate of Peru, but several small microstates have broken out in open rebellion and thrown the region into chaos.

The strict royalist governor of Peru, José Fernnando de Abascal y Sousa, leads a crackdown on the “republiquetas” of Charcas.

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In the northern reaches of Continental New Spain, many small juntas have declared independence and are working to federate into what will eventually be Colombia. However, for the time being the royalist forces of Santafé de Bogota have kept the forces of independence splintered and pressured. The strongest independence faction remains the republic of Cartagena, which currently holds the de-facto position of leadership of independent Colombia.

Camilo Torres Tenorio leads the republic of Cartagena.

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One of the only non-monarchical female rulers of the time, María Concepción Loperena, leads the little republic of Valledupar, one of the various regions to declare its independence, liberate its slaves and stake its claim to freedom as a protectorate of the Cartagena republic.

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In 1815, Venezuela is in chaos. Still technically a region of New Spain, much of the country has fallen out of the control of the Spanish royalist armies, though they have recently retaken the coastal capital and exiled the leader of the pro-independence army, Simón Bolívar.

Simón Bolívar leads the stratocracy of Venezuela, although he is currently in exile in Haiti when the game begins!

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Further South, four large proto-nations have emerged, led by pro-independence factions who are competing for legitimate rule of the southern tip of the continent.

The United Provinces of La Plata, centred around modern day Argentina, are leading the military effort in supporting pro-independence forces in Peru - but they are also clasped internally by an ideological struggle between the federalists and the centralists, which promises to plunge the country into a political deadlock, or worse civil war soon after its own independence.

Ignacio Álvarez Thomas leads the United Provinces, as its acting Supreme Director.

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The officially elected Supreme Director, José Rondeau, is currently occupied leading the armies of the United Provinces.

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Just to the east of the United Provinces of La Plata lies the League of Free Peoples, also known as the Federal League - a staunchly federalist, free-minded and fiercely independent state. Leading military incursions into neighbouring Paraguay and Brazil, the League has made enemies of its more centralised neighbours in its steadfast defence of federalism over all other forms of government.

Juan Antonio Lavalleja leads the League in 1815, a famous political and military leader known as the founding father of Uruguay.

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Estanislao López co-rules the league, another historic figure in the region’s political history.

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The eastern half of the continent is dominated by the enormous kingdom of Brazil, which is now host to the seat of the Portuguese monarchy. After the homeland was occupied during the Napoleonic wars, and remains under British occupation at the start date, the monarchy relocated to its largest colony and rules from there. Motions are being made to unite the countries once again under a dual crown, the proposed United Kingdom of Portugal and Brazil.

Queen Maria leads Brazil, although she is not long for this world…

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Her son, João, is soon set to inherit the crown, and possibly that of Portugal too.

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Cultures and religions

South America is a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural continent, which we have striven to reflect ingame. The maps below show the majority cultures and religions on the continent - there are also many minorities dotted around so that there is diversity within each individual province.

The cultures of South America
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The religions of South America
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We have also researched (with what data we have available to us, which is certainly better in some regions than others!) the population and tried to reflect realistic populations and distributions of social classes in the continent for 1815:

Population density of South America
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We hope you enjoyed reading (and looking) at this dev diary. We are open to any comments and suggestions of how to improve the data, so if you have noticed any inaccuracies or opportunities to improve please let us know!

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List of references (partial):

  • Chilean census http://www.memoriachilena.gob.cl/602/w3-article-2933.html
  • Censo de 1815 de Buenos Aires: Provincia de Buenos Aires - Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmado por la Socidad Genealógica de Utah, 1977
  • Argentine Census of 1869 (includes backdated estimates) www.estadistica.ec.gba.gov.ar/dpe/Estadistica/censos/C1869-TU.pdf
  • Trade, Structural Transformation and Development: Evidence from Argentina 1869-1914, Pablo Fajgelbaum and Stephen J. Redding
  • The Population of Brazil in the Late Eighteenth Century: A Preliminary Study, Dauril Alden, The Hispanic American Historical Review , May, 1963, Vol. 43, No. 2 (May, 1963), pp. 173-205
  • Neither Slave nor Free: The Emancipados of Brazil, 1818-1868, Robert Conrad, The Hispanic American Historical Review, Feb., 1973, Vol. 53, No. 1 (Feb., 1973), pp. 50-70
  • Continunities and discontinuities in the fiscal and monetary institutions of New Granada 1783-1850, Jaime Jaramillo U., Adolfo Meisel R., Miguel Urrutia M., Santafé de Bogota July 1997
This is amazingly good (está caralludo). There are not many games that covers the Latin America independence process and Imperator seems surpringsily fit to do it well. You’ve got a new supporter.
 
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