- May 13, 2014
This is not really the place to put NI's for a nation not in the game - I'd suggest creating a separate thread lobbying for a Texas tag and include this with it.I myself have a suggestion for a set of National Ideas. While the nation didn't exist within the timeframe, I do believe that it is plausible for it to actually could have done so, and it would, if added, mostly function as a fun flavour (just like UPCA, who also did not exist within the EUIV timeframe). That's why I suggest Texas. I know that there probably will be some people who do not agree with me here, but hear me out, woulnd't you just love to spread that Texas love everywhere, with slavery, neat dialects and all that comes with it? So partly as fun, partly to satisfy the Texas Nationalists out there, I created some Texas ideas:
Texian Traditions: Religious Unity +20 %
- The republic of Texas consisted of both Tejanos (Mexican Texans and Texans of Spanish Heritage) and Texians (Texans of American ancestry), with both fighting against the Mexicans in the Texian Revolution
Lan Leader Manouver +1
- The Battle of San Jacinto, were partly won due to the incompetence of Santa Anna when choosing his camp, but also largely due to the Texians knowing where the Mexicans wouldn't be able to use their numerical advantage in a terrain unfamiliar to most Mexicans, but familiar to the Texians themselves
Old Three Hundred: + 15 Settler Growth
"The Mexicans started the Old Three Hundred by making 297 cheap grants for Americans and their families, on the condition thay would become Maxican citizens. Although in our case, it led to revolutions, by granting land to disgruntled Mexicans on the condition they become Texians instead, we can increase the development of our new frontiers."
- Stephen F. Austin brought these on an Emprisario contract, and thus begun the Emprisarios practice on a contract originally signed between his dad and Spain, but due to Mexican Independence and his dads untimely death, he inherited and were allowed to continue
Defend the Alamo:
"We must defend the Alamo! At all cost! Never let it go!" +20 % Fort Defence
- During the Texian Revolution, The Alamo, the site of a Spanish Mission were used as a fortress. Santa Anna, the Mexican President, hoped to deliver a quick blow to the rebellions by taking the Alamo Mission, and put an end to the newly decleared republic. Although the Texians withstood the two first waves of attack, outnumbered 6 to 1, they were eventually overrun, and Santa Anna ordered the slaughter of everyone inside. The cruelty in battle sparked a desire for revenge, and inspired both a American adventurers and Texian settlers to swell into the Texian Army, eventually leading to the Mexican defeat at the Battle of San Jacinto, where the Texian army defeated the Mexican one in a battle that lasted 18 minutes. At the battlefield, both "Remember the Alamo!" and "Remember Goliad!" were shouted, as the Texians went on a total killing spree, leading to a pretty one-sided victory (650 mexicans killed + 300 captured, with only 11 Texians killed and 30 wounded). Santa Anna himself retreated, and were captured the following day, essentialy leading to the Texian Independence
Recruit Emprisarios: -10 % Advisor Cost
"By recruiting willing entrepeneurs from other nations, granting them land in exchange for recruiting new settlers and aiding development, we will get an influx of able men that can help us govern and administrate Texas!"
- An Emprisario (Spanish for entrepeneur) was a person granted land from the government in exchange for recruiting and taking responsibility for new settlers. In 1820, the Spaniards allowed people of any religion to settle their lands, even contractin an emprisario, but no one managed to do this before the Mexican independence in September the following year. Mexico decided to continue the practice, and Stephen F. Austin, an American, became the first Emprisario. Most sucsessfull Emprisarios came from the US, partly helped by an increasingly liberal land-grant policy, and simultanously soaring land-prices in the US. Mexico, unlike Spain, did require the new settlers to learn Spanish and convert to Catholicism, but these rules were widely disregarded
Melting of Two Cultures: Accepted Culture Treshold -15 %
"In Texas, Americans and Mexicans have long lived side by side. This have contributed to a certain blend of cultures culminating in a Texian one, helping to develop an understanding of other cultures."
- Texian Culture exist partly as a blend of the Mexican and American one, and although the description and name could be better, it makes rather sense ideawise
Slave Plantations: Production Efficiency +15 %
"By importing cheap slave labour from Africa, we can increase our production massively. And the best is, no Yankees will be able to stop us!"
- While the last part of the description is only for fun, you can't include Texas without mentioning slavery. Also, rather accurate
Texian Legation: +1 Diplomats
"By setting up foreign legations, we have completed the first steps in creating a far and wide reaching diplomatic corps."
- In order to protect itself from neighbouring Mexico, and capitalize on trade with their heavy production of cotton, they conducted rather a lot of diplomacy considering the nations size and lifespan (10 years)
The Lone Star Nation: +1 Prestige/Year
"We defended our liberty. We stood up against a power way superior to us. And we won. We truly are The Lone Star Nation!"
- The biggest source of Texas Nationalism, the Lone Star
Texian Ambitions: Attrition for Enemies +1
- Due to the in the end disasterous Mexican invasion of Texas during the Texas Revolution
I chose to label them as Texians due to the more antique version of the word. Texan is a more modern form. I'm not from Texas myself (not even the same continent), and a Texian or at least someone more seasoned in Texian history should probably overlook them, but I still believe these could be rather good ideas. In the Costum Nation Designer, the Ideas amount for 210 in total (excluding all points for capital placement). Feedback and suggestions are welcome, and I'll tro to get back later this week to read through it. Hope you enjoy them, and that there will be a chance for us to spread Texas love.
P.S.: In my private mod, their colour is 150 0 24, and I do also have possible names for both Ships and Leaders, since if we do include them, a Sam Houston and a James Bowie (the namesake of the Bowie Knife) are a must
Also, I believe the proper adjective is 'Texan' and not 'Texian'.