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The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.
"Would that it were so simple" ( "It's complicated" for those rednecks and cowboys who have trouble pronouncing that)If only defeating the Germans was to prove so simple.
I'll see what I can do, though as @Bullfilter suggested, it would make sense to add a Markkur character when we start getting lend-lease assistance from the US. You know, some kind of observer. Also, @Eurasia opens up a whole different world of possibilities here... that picture was on point.As long as the fellow is silver-headed, decrepit & grumpy...and very wise...sort-of.
And it's not over yet... more diplomatic things are to come...<LOL> Typewriters are type-tapping all over the world.
Makes sense to me...The Bypass-Island-hop strategy...in action. "Forget Wake; Midway has Radar!"
It may be taken into consideration, though might I suggest something more subtle like 'skywalker' or 'Ben'Too good. And know truly...I once worked with a Jedi. Sounds like a good handle to me.
It’s nice when some seemingly bland game event can open up a whole story almost none of us will ever have heard of!
The region is still very tense, and China is trying out all of it's big brother style mass surveillance technology in Xin'jang, because there continues to be some serious resistance to the central government, the most violent part of which is religiously motivated. Though the Communist Party's policy of Han superiority, partial suppression of religion, it's culture of corruption, and the many 're-education' camps in the area (currently holding at least 10 % of fighting age Uighur) males aren't helping. I wouldn't want to be an Uighur in Xin'jang, not today, and not then... Because I really follow the news from China, out of interest mostly, I am very aware of the tensions in the region, and looking back at the 1930s, and even earlier, just proves these tensions have been there since the province was first incorporated in the Chinese Empire... I was still surprised at just how hectic those years were, and at just how tactfully Sheng managed them...Great info on the new ally. New stuff for me and explains why they were so pesky when I played as Japan.
He's been busy, that's for sure. If the opportunity presents itself, adding Turkey to the Comintern would be great form a strategic point of view. The question is, who do we influence in the meantime?Great to see the Comintern growing - and Turkey starting to see the light! Agent Bogafiltresi has been plying the government with some effective agitprop. He suggests the Soviet Union follow this up with some of their own whenever that commitment by the Turkish Government looks like flagging.
United States of America (Surrender Progress / NU): 8,4 / 85,9 Loss of Wake Island.
Japan (Surrender Progress / NU): 0,00 / 70,2
Having worked out that Wake Island also has US-installed Radar the Imperial Japanese Navy turned back and took it too.
6 Japanese Convoys have been sunk around Wake and Midway, probably by USN vessels and/or submarines.
Japanese Carrier Akagi's Air Group has sunk all of the USN's 33rd Destroyer Division, in what was probably the first naval engagement of the US-Japan war.
South America seems very hostile to Communism, and very close to either the Allies, or the Axis... I'm not sure a single telegram will do the trick...In 1917 there was the Zimmermann Telegram. Mayhap now there could be a Litvinov Telegram?
The show must go on...Glad to see progress continues in my absence.
Even from a Combined Arms perspective AA and AT are of the same 'class' meaning that the CA bonus is still only applied once. Moreover, their Research department is developing decent Artillery, seems like there is some miscommunication going on there...Sinkiang seems, well, surprisingly well prepared and lead, which is always a plus. Their use of support units baffles me (a landlocked power in Asia running INF/INF/AT/AA? okay then...), but you can't have everything I suppose.
If we don't use them on the Turkish border, we could launch a campaign to 'liberate' the Norwegian proletariat, or use them to push the Japanese out of Manchuria (that last one is dependent on the supply network being able to supply two more corps of Mtn...)The need of troops on the Turkish border is again in question, but as long as they are not solidly in some camp we have to take precautions.
Communist China seems to be the safe bet here, though it should be noted Sinkiang also has cores on all of China... I like how you're suggesting the British could well beat the Americans to Tokyo...Diplomacy-wise I'd rather not court anyone except Communist China. The other options (Persia, Afghanistan etc.) are too small and too low in potential to be of any real use and I'd rather just annex them. Communist China does (IIRC) have cores in the entire mainland China, meaning if it gets some (read: a lot of) help, it could grow to be a power only rivaled by ourselves. Especially considering how the US is stumbling, they could prove very valuable against the Japanese if the Brits don't get them first.
I scoff at that level of traffic... that's off peak traffic. Brussels is about twice the population of Helsinki, and you should see how crazy things get around here... though some of that is due to planning and pretty bad coördination between the different regional and national public transport providers (all state owned...the Railways are National, and in Brussels, you find busses coming from Walloonia and Flanders, which are part of their region's state-owned providers. And Brussels has it's own region, and it's own provider of public transport, including tramways and underground trains. Coordination with the national trains is pretty bad from an ease of use point of view, and also the national railways have a problem in the way they plan their lines which means that a single issue around rush hour often means that trains will run late in most of the country for the rest of the day...)And of course, I have brought the promised pictures! It was a cloudy day, so the pictures are a tad on the low contrast side, but I have neither the skills nor the software to correct it nor am I willing to acquire either at 2 am. I'm also sorry about the amount of traffic (both vehicles and foot) in all the images, but Helsinki is a very crowded city (by Finnish standards, anyway - almost 20% of the populace live in the capital region!).
Very nice of you to take these and share these, it's interesting to see just how many of the buildings in that photo are still standing... Also, they need more bicycle parking spaces in Helsinki, the one on the second photo is really bursting. But one ponders the benefits of adding more parking capacity for it to sit empty most of the year. I know this from personal experience, when the weather is nice, in certain places in Brussels, even at my university, all the bicycle racks are full, but in the middle of winter (what you'd probably call spring weather...), I can just park wherever I want. I call those days the days where everyone suddenly discovered they had a bicycle all along...The first one is from where the original picture was from, more or less. I didn't go quite far enough to the left, but I only realized that later on when comparing.
The second one is actually along Pohjoisesplanadi. Pohjoisesplanadi translates to North Esplanad, which, logically, is on the northern side of the Esplanadinpuisto (Esplanad park) in the center of Helsinki (Google Maps will show you just how in the middle of town it is). This is from behind the Swedish theatre from the viewpoint of the first image. This picture is almost directly towards east, as the Esplanad park and both Pohjoisesplanadi and Eteläesplanadi are all aligned almost perfectly east-west.
And the last one is the Esplanad park, in between Pohjoisesplanadi and Eteläesplanadi (South Esplanad), taken almost directly from behind the Swedish Theatre from the viewpoint of the second picture and from right side of it from the viewpoint of the first picture. This picture is again almost directly towards the east, with Eteläesplanadi just barely visible on the right side and Pohjoisesplanadi similarly just about visible on the left.
They could charge tomorrow, or maybe in two years, when the N-A pact runs out... it's anyone's guess really.December and no German DoW: all quiet on the Western Border! And still the tense wait continues- perhaps the Germans will get impatient in the early spring?
We have those too, but the bicycles are ridiculously heavy, and many vans now continuously drive around the city, especially from the lower points to the higher points, to spread the bicycles somewhat evenly. People love to take them downhill, but they take the bus on the trip back, it's all very expensive to run... to the tune of more than 1.000 euros per bicycle per year... Also you need another card to ride the bikes than to ride the bus or train...A partial solution has been the addition of bikes to the public transport network, meaning you have bike rental racks where you can get a bike using your travel card and return it to another rack, which reduces the need for people to have their own bikes chained onto a metal pole for 6 hrs a day.