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Oops posted twice.

Thanks for all the compliments guys. It was actually surprisingly easy to do all of this as Switzerland.

As it turns out, a small, neutral country can be better than even Prussia or the other big ones. The lack of scripted events makes building up and industrializing really easy.
 
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Primus Inter Pa said:
the full council of 12 was once again assembled.
NEVER trust the Council of the Twelve! They will sell out the Galactica and everything she stands for! Oops! Sorry... Wrong storyline.

Very nice of you to ally with Prussia! Then, after these conquests, I'm sure she's looking to you with suspicion. I can assure you that Prussia does not oppress its peoples....

Very nicely done conquests!

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Great AAR, it's always very nice to see my country rulling over the bad europeans :D

Oh, and by the way, you know that the date you started the AAR, the 1. August, is the swiss national day? fluke or intended?
edit: Forget about that, just read the AAR and not the comments ;)
 
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Switzerland 1894-1897: Master of Western Europe

The war proceeded. The Swiss troops attacked with a savage ferocity which the British Lion did not expect and was not prepared for. By October, much of the mainland British army had been decimated. Over 200,000 British troops were killed while the crack Swiss troops did not even come close to losing a single division.

On October 7th, the British navy attacked the Swiss Battleships in the English channel:



The battle raged for two weeks with both sides constantly throwing in more reinforcements.

In the end, almost the entire British fleet was destroyed while the glorious Swiss navy did not lose a single ship.

By April of the following year, nearly all the troops stationed on the British Isles were destroyed. By this time, Switzerland occupied both islands almost completely:



Peace was signed shortly thereafter. Switzerland, which had very few overseas holdings up till now, gained vast tracts of land in India and Africa. The Patriciate was even more pleased by the British military rank, which dropped from 355 to 243 over the course of the war. Thus, Switzerland gained undisputed military supremacy.

Now, turning it's attention back to the Continent, a few more quick wars were fought against France and Spain. Thus in September of 1896:



Sometime before war was declared on France for the final time, Sweden foolishly chose to enter into a military alliance with them. Then, while Swiss troops surrounded the French capital of Paris, the only remaining French territory, Sweden foolishly chose to honor her military alliance.

In December of 1896:



Then Switzerland turned her attention to Sweden. Massive amphibious operations were staged. Swiss Battleships surrounded Sweden. The Swedish navy and army was destroyed outright, and all of Sweden was overrun in a matter of months. In March, the foolish rulers of Sweden sued for peace:



[The blue in Spain represents the USA. The Spanish-American war triggered during one of the many wars between Switzerland and Spain.]

The Patriciate, having no more western front, now turned it's attention to the East...
 

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Great AAR! By the way have you ever read " Take London - Switzerland" aar? This Is starting too look very alike that AAR. KUTGW!
 

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wow, this looks like a nice game. ill make sure to stop in and check up on this. maybe you should take eygpt, since thats part of the reason you started this AAR anyways..... :p
 

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Switzerland 1897-1902: Eastern Rumblings

The Swiss Patriciate was happy with it's gains in Sweden, but it still feared that the hardy Swedes would build up their forces and launch some kind of counterattack. Also, there were still millions of Swedes suffering from their oppressive regime.

Sweden had military alliances with both Russia and Denmark. The peace loving Patriciate hoped that these two nations would dishonour their military alliances. The benevolent Patriciate had no desire to kill the troops of Russia and Denmark needlessly.

Alas, when war was again declared, both Russia and Denmark joined in. The wise Patriciate had of course prepared for such an event, and had hundreds of thousands of Swiss troops stationed outside of Sankt Petersburg and in the Black Sea.

Thus, over the course of a few months. Sweden, Denmark, and Russia were all forced to the peace table seperately, so as to maximize liberation:



Yet more Swiss troops poured into the newly acquired territories and war was again declared on Sweden. Denmark and Russia again foolishly chose to join in. Within a few weeks, both Denmark and Sweden were annexed. Then vast tracts of Russian land were occupied and the foolish Russians were again forced to the peace table:



The Patricians, while still eager for peace, were absolutely shocked at the condition of the newly liberated Russian surfs. They had no idea such abject slavery still existed in the world. The cruel Russian government treated their people worse than cattle.

With a heavy heart, the Patriciate again declared war on Russia.

The war went well and much of Russia was conquered. Then, just as the Swiss troops were nearing total victory, the backstabbing Prussians attacked Switzerland from behind.

The Patriciate was dismayed by this betrayal. They had long considered the Prussians some of their closest allies. Had not Swiss troops fought and died to save Prussia from both Austria and France?

The Swiss troops fell upon Prussia in a righteous fury. The Prussian army was destroyed utterly and the entire country was occupied.

Soon both Prussia and Russia came begging for peace:



[In the above photo, notice Russia's military score ^^]

The Swiss troops got a brief vacation, but the Patriciate soon decided to press the attack.

Quite a few more wars were fought in rapid succession. In the span of two years, nearly all of Russia and Prussia fell to the mighty Swiss military:



Despire this mighty victory, the wise Patriciate was eager to finish the job. However, Austrian territory surrounded one Prussian province. Despite repeated requests, the Austrians simply refused to give the benevolent Swiss military access so that they could finally annex the despicable Prussians.

The Patriciate seethed.

All the while veteran troops, free from the now non-existant Russian front, started to march westward, back towards Europe...
 

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Primus Inter Pa said:
Despite this mighty victory, the wise Patriciate was eager to finish the job. However, Austrian territory surrounded one Prussian province. Despite repeated requests, the Austrians simply refused to give the benevolent Swiss military access so that they could finally annex the despicable Prussians.

The Patriciate seethed.

All the while veteran troops, free from the now non-existant Russian front, started to march westward, back towards Europe...
finally, time to take out Austria. :D hmmm. doesn't military access prevent a DOW? :rolleyes:

OH, what is your badboy now? :wacko:



totally awesome ! :cool:
 

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Switzerland 1902-1908: Harmless New World?

In February of 1902, the Patriciate asked for military access once again, and again Austria refused. The wise and benevolent Patriciate saw no choice but to declare war.

In just six months, three wars with Austria were fought. With the final war, the benevolent Swiss patriciate brought the Austrian peoples into the fold and annexed the last of them outright. Austria was no more:



As an afterthought, Prussia and Krakow were also annexed. The Patriciate felt it would be irresponsible to leave such treacherous governments unattended in the heart of the empire.

A short time passed but the Swiss troops who just happened to be on the border with the Ottoman Empire. They itched for more liberation and war was again declared.

After the first war, in which massive gains were made, the Patriciate decided to break the peace treaty and again declare war.

They felt safe and secure in this course of action, having humbled England before. However, a new player had just come on to the scene. Another oppressive regime had arisen, this time far to the West. The United States, without entering into a military alliance with the Ottoman Empire, just declared war out of the blue. They apparently hoped to catch the Swiss off guard and thought the Swiss army was all tied up with the Ottomans in the East.



The war declaration was all the more curious because the United States only had 280 military points while the Swiss had something like 750. The Swiss military was nearly three times as powerful as these tyrranical upstarts that resided in a far away land. Had the reputation of the benevolent Patriciate fallen that far?

[ I just had to check. At the point where the US declared war here, Switzerland had a badboy of 1534.792 ^^]

The Patriciate finally decided to send it's navy and only 150,000 of it's crack troops over to liberate the area directly around Washington. The US Capitol was simply undefendable due to the overwhelming presence of the Swiss Navy just offshore. It was quickly liberated and the US government came to peace terms at rifle point. The US relinquished it's claims on Spain and many of the islands it had hitherto possessed.

A few more wars were then fought with the now impotent Ottoman Empire, and the once glorious Ottoman Empire was quickly reduced to a single province:



However, even after the mighty efforts of the valiant Swiss army, all was not yet well. The UK had undertaken a secret ship building program. The Patriciate quickly began building Dreadnoughts en masse, but the decades of warfare had proven difficult for the Swiss economy to bear. An end to the massive railroad building campaigns was sadly declared and all money was directed to a massive new dreadnought building campaign. Soon, the Patriciate had a navy that could at least compete with the despicable UK:



[I've never seen the AI build so many dreadnoughts. 29? WTF. Musta been cause I destroyed all their wooden ones.]

The British navy was sighted off the coast of India. The entire Swiss navy stocked up on coal and sailed west.

The Swiss navy lined up along the British ships and the Patriciate debated whether to declare war...

 

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..I just had to check. At the point where the US declared war here, Switzerland had a badboy of 1534.792 ^^...

I've never seen the AI build so many dreadnoughts. 29? WTF. Musta been cause I destroyed all their wooden ones..The British navy was sighted off the coast of India. The entire Swiss navy stocked up on coal and sailed west..The Swiss navy lined up along the British ships and the Patriciate debated whether to declare war...
that badboy is insane! :wacko:

RE: DNs. what choice did you give them? they probably have at least that many dreadnoughts in the build queue as well...

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LOL. only the badboy is insane... :rofl: :rofl:

excellent update !
 

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Be careful. The British advanced cruisers can turn your DNs into scrap.
 

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Switzerland 1908-1912: Superpowers Collide

The naval battle was long and hard fought but eventually:



Nearly 500,000 Swiss troops stormed the coast of the UK but they found over a million troops waiting for them there. Reinforcements were called up, but over the course of the first year, the Swiss troops were only able to take the Beaches. The despicable British troops were too many and too well fortified.

All the while Swiss troops ran throughout Africa grabbing claims.

One peace was accepted, and then Switzerland went right back to war. This time war was declared on Portugal. The UK who was gaurunteeing Portugal's independence also joined in.

This time the UK war went much better. Nearly 750,000 Swiss troops took part in the battle for the Britsh Isles. The British troops were slowly but surely encircled:



Peace was again accepted and vast tracts of land were gained in British India and Africa themselves. Peace was also then accepted with Portugal in exchange for much of their gigantic African empire.

War was then declared on Portugal again and the UK joined in. This time, the British troops would not escape their fate:



London was finally taken and again the British gave up lots of land for peace.

War was declared on Portugal and thus the UK a few more times. Portugal was then annexed and the UK ran out of land in Africa and India:



War was then declared on Canada and the British Isles joined in. Over the course of a few more wars, the UK was reduced to a single province and much of Canada was taken. Then on April 4, 1912:



A parade was held in the Swiss capital in honor of the wise and benevolent Patriciate and their valiant troops.

Canada was also visibly reduced:



Also, the Swiss scientists finished researching in the same year:



The Patriciate believed that the wars had ended, and that the time of peace and happiness was at hand.

However, all was not well. The USA, with a military score of 250, decided it was now time to declare war out of the blue on Switzerland, with a military score of over 1000.

The Patriciate wondered what could compel a country to do something like that? To declare war when they were so totally overmatched?

[badboy = 2493.042 ^^]

The Patriciate vowed an end to the evil United States once and for all.
 

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Holy Crap! Man, you give a new meaning to the terms "expansionist" and "dictator"! :rofl:
 

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Holy Crap! Man, you give a new meaning to the terms "expansionist" and "dictator"! :rofl:
Nooooooo! He`s a Liberator! The People love him, he`s the god of all religons. :rofl:
 

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badboy = 2493.042 ^^..The Patriciate vowed an end to the evil United States once and for all.
excellent. most awesome! ! ! ! OH, do you have time to WC? :D
 

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Switzerland saves World peace, hurray! :)