- Jul 26, 2007
The Bavarian Empire
It is January 1st, 1836. The Bavarian Monarch has called forth a Meeting with his Ministers, Advisers, Diplomats, Military Officials and main Industrial figure heads within The Bavarian State. The Meeting takes place in the early morning in Munich, the Capital of The Bavarian Kingdom.
Ludwig, King of Bavaria, Duke of Franconia,
Duke in Swabia and
Count Palatinate of the Rhine.
King Ludwig I: Gentlemen we are here today for one thing. For a greater Bavaria. We have the Industrial Capability, the Agriculture, and Will to out due Prussia. For too long has Prussia and Austria controlled us. It is time we show them that Bavaria will not be some Puppet of their own desires.
Bavarian Capitalist: Your Highness, your Plans do seem Grand and Brilliant; but can we succeed? Prussia is by far the Greatest of the German States; both Economically and Militarily. Austria is well close behind, if we were to reject Austria; we would be but simple pray for the Prussians.
Bavarian Officer: I would have to agree with him Your Majesty. The Bavarian Military has only Two Divisions now, and One Artillery Brigade. A Total of only 22,000 Troops. We could Mobilize for War if we need, but that would only bring in to the Field another 50,000 Troops. Most of them Young Lads, and not as Battle Hardened as the ones we have. Prussia on the other hand has 14 Divisions on the Field, and can Mobilize a Estimation of Twnety more Divisions. A War with Prussia would be National Suicide!
The Group of Men began to murmur in Agreement. The Meeting was not going as Planned. King Ludwig would have to think of something if he wanted to Guide Bavaria to Greatness.King Ludwig I: What of Russia.
Bavarian Officer: What of Russia My Majesty? It is a Continent of a Country
The Men in the Room began to Laugh at the Man's Jest.
King Ludwig I: If we were to get a Treaty with Russia; a Normal Alliance, would not Russia be able to Occupy most of the Prussian, and if in worst case Austrian Armies?
Bavarian Officer: That could work Your Excellency, but Bavaria would need at least 15 Divisions to be able to hold the line as well as push into Enemy Territory.
Bavarian Capitalist: And the Economy and Growth of Bavaria would need to Increase, you will need more Factories and more Extensive Rail lines to ensure steady Shipment of Supplies and Troops.
King Ludwig I: Now we are talking Gentlemen. But we will need to find a way to Modernize both the Bavarian Economy and Military. As well as to strike Prussia at the right time. Do you think you will be able to Produce a Treaty with Russia?
Bavarian Diplomat: Your Majesty, I would think it should be possible. Give me time to warm up our way with Russia. Just a matter of time before they Agree to an Alliance Your Majesty.
King Ludwig I: Excellent, well Gentlemen; you all now know what we are to get ready for.
Bavarian Officer: Your Majesty, I would like to bring something up.
King Ludwig I: Yes, Officer?
Bavarian Officer: Hanover. They are Allied to Britain, and Britain only. If we were to be able to either make them a Puppet, and gain some land, we could increase our Strength, and as well disable a possible Prussian Ally.
King Ludwig I: But Bavaria has only Two Divisions Ready! Hanover is Expected to have the same amount of Troops, and don't forget they will have backing of The British Empire!
Bavarian Officer: We will need to Mobilize, and place them on the Order, Time is Needed. I know this is a Mad Idea, however I know I can pull this off, and get perhaps a White Peace from Britain. Do I have Your Excellencies Permission to do so Sir?
King Ludwig I: That is one of the most Mad Ideas I have ever heard, I give you Permission. If you succeed I will make you a Noble. Fail me, and I will soon see your Head here.
Bavarian Officer: Thank You Your Majesty, Glory to God! Glory to the King! Glory to The Fatherland!
The Bavarian State
Ok, so this is the first Chapter. Hope I captured your Interest so far.