- Jan 29, 2010
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So, this is it, I've finally started my first AAR!
This epic AAR is based on nothing else than the great nation of Romania!
Plot Summmary so far...
In 1399, Mircea, prince of Wallachia, decided to unite all Romanian lands under his crown. During his reign, the provinces of Silistria and Podolia and the realm of Moldavia were incorporated into Wallachia. His successors wrestled Bulgaria from the Turks, Transnistria from the Tatars, and Transylvania from the Magyars. After an era of consolidation, the Kingdom of Romania was declared, and King Petru the first started an expedition towards Manchuria, with the aim of transforming this supposedly rich land into a Romanian colony, that would rival Spain's Mexico or Portugal's Brazil. The expedition ended in the conquest of Korea, as Manchuria was under the control of the powerful Ming empire. Meanwhile, a Finnish war against the Golden Horde brought the Ottomans into war against Romania, and they took over the entire country while the Romanian army was away in Asia. Romania was isolated in Korea, and was forced to adapt to the style of the Far Easterners. It didn't. Instead it converted most of the local populace into Orthodox Christians and colonized the new capital, Braila Noua (New Braila) to have a Romanian majority. After beating the newly resurged Manchurian kingdom and conquering most of Manchuria, the Great Colonization of Siberia began, aimed at bringing Romania's borders to the Siberian Khanate in the West, and to set up a base of operations to colonize the West Coast of America on the peninsula of Kamchatka. Kamchatka was soon colonized, and a series of wars against the Ming and Manchu dynasties, with the help of the Kazakh Empire, effectively ended Chinese supremacy in East Asia. Meanwhile, the Golden Horde expanded East, effectively destroying the Kazakh Empire. Romania seized Kazakh territories in Mongolia to protect them from rebellion, and afterwards annexed the rebelling Oirat Horde, reaching the border with the Golden Horde. The Chinese dynasties' dreams of regaining their lands were crushed when they were forced to renounce all of their claims. Romania then became an absolute monarchy, and the imperialistic ideals of this government type would make future expansion much easier. However, this also caused a large rebellion, which took 9 years to quell. When it was over, more lands were taken from the Chinese dynasties, and the Siberian Khanate was annexed afterwards, bringing the Romanian border to the Ural mountains and the easternmost parts of Europe. A war with the old enemy, the Golden Horde, brought most of Kazakhstan into Romanian hands, and during the Collapse of Persia, Romania gained control of most of Central Asia. In 1776, Petru the Second started the Homecoming wars, pitching the Kingdom of Romania against the Khanate of Khiva and the greatly weakened Kazakh Empire, which were annexed, the Ming and Manchu dynasties, who were forced to cede even more land, and the Golden Horde, whose easternmost territories were taken, bringing Romania back into Europe proper. During the continuation of the Homecoming Wars, the Caucasus and large parts of Southern and Eastern Russia were taken from the Horde, the eastern part of Anatolia was taken from the Ottomans, the Persian coast of the Caspian Sea was taken, and the Kingdom of Armenia, Ak Koyunlu and the Principality of Murom were annexed. Petru II also seized the Portuguese colonies in Alaska and took the French port of Azow. However, shortly after this, Petru passed away, as well as his son, Simeon, and another Croatian dynasty, Kresimorovic began its rule, starting with Stefan I. Stefan recovered Moldavia, now mostly Islamic, from the Turks, as well as taking Central Anatolia from them. Afterwards, he took the remaining Russian territories, also Islamic, from the Golden Horde, and annexed the Republic of Novgorod, the Principality of Polotsk, the Ukrainian Host and the Kingdom of Finland into Romania. The last remnants of the Ming dynasty were also absorbed, marking the end of the Chinese dynasties, save for Wu, which wasn't even Chinese anymore. Plans were made to take the rest of Eastern Europe from the various powers, as well as an invasion of Japan. Meanwhile, Bohemia was invaded, with the cause for war being the acquisition of important Central European provinces. All of Eastern Europe came under Romanian dominance. Northern Japan was taken following a declaration of war by the Shogunate. More annexed countries were the Sultanate of Hungary, Kingdom of Bosnia, Kingdom of Serbia, Commonwealth of Poland and the Kingdom of the Teutons. After a brief war with the Ottomans, the Homeland was fully recovered, but the process of re-moving the capital would take some time. Afterwards, the Sultanate of Syria inherited the Ottoman Empire under the Kresimorovic dynasty, same as Romania's. Finland was taken in a war against Sweden, and Greece was taken from the Muslim Moreans. The Swedish Horde, Republic of Danzig, Byzantine Sultanate and the Kingdom of Kurland were annexed. France's territories in the Balkans were taken, as well as Bohemia's, the Sultanates of Morea and Crete as well as the Kingdom of Cyprus were annexed, and after 2 more wars, the Japanese Empire was also annexed, ending the long conquest spree of Romania. However, Simeon II Kresimorovic was killed by Muslim rebels in Constantinopol, and although that didn't start a World War, it allowed the Basarab dynasty to return from Pommerania, when Besarab Basarab rose to the throne. He established the Greater Romanian empire, and claimed the uninhabited regions in Siberia, Alaska and the Himalayas, ending the Homecoming Wars, and bringing Greater Romania into a state of hiatus, along with all the other nations.
Table of Contents
The rise of Wallachia and its quest for Romanian unification.
Chapter 1 - From wedged to wedger --> The Annexation of Moldavia and the Conquest of Silistria.
Chapter 2 - Northern Strike --> The first Wallachian-Lithuanian War of Aggression.
Chapter 3 - Biting a crescent biscuit 1/2, 2/2--> The conquests of Cherson and Bulgaria and the Fall of Constantinople.
Chapter 4 - If you're hungry, open your mouth... 1/2, 2/2--> The conquest of Transylvania.
Chapter 5 - The union of a single nation 1/2, 2/2--> Final conquests and the unification of Romania.
Chapter 6 - The Korean connection --> The Manchu expedition, Conquest of Korea and the dramatic twist.
The resurgence of Romania and the expansion of its new homeland.
Chapter 1 - Old dreams must be achieved. --> The conquest of Manchuria.
Chapter 2 - Taming the gulf --> The beginning of the Siberian colonization.
Chapter 3 - The Ming and the Yang 1/2, 2/2 --> The continuation of the Siberian colonization and the Sino-Romanian-Kazakh wars.
Chapter 4 - Never place your empire in the center. --> The Fall of Kazakhstan and expansion westwards.
Chapter 5 - The fall of M&M. --> Further cessions from Ming and Manchu and the Reaching of the Urals.
The Return of Romania and the Homecoming Wars.
Chapter 1 - Persia is just Persia.1/2, 2/2 --> The Fall of Persia and the calm before the storm.
Chapter 2 - From the Urals. --> The start of the Homecoming Wars.
Chapter 3 - Horde Shall Fear Wrath Of The All --> Continuation of the Homecoming Wars and large cessions from the Islamic powers.
Chapter 4 - Knocking on your old door. --> The Recovery of Moldavia, the Taking of Russia, the Horde's exile and the end of China.
Chapter 5 - A Scandal in Bohemia. --> The Defeat of Bohemia and the Invasion of Japan.
Chapter 6 - End of Detention --> The Recovery of the Homeland, the Taking of Finland and the annexation of Kurland.
Chapter 7 - Return of the Basarabs --> The Final Conquests and the return of the Basarab dynasty.
Chapter 8 - Return from Exile --> The establishment of the Greater Romanian Empire and the end of the Homecoming Wars.
Summary and statistics of the Return from Exile.
Chapter 1 - Summary of the Great Powers, present and past. --> Short descriptions of all the great powers.
Chapter 2 - The National Statistics --> The final status of Greater Romania.
Running time: 36 days