Creator of Atlantis
- Sep 4, 2011
The Northern March : Kurbrandenburg
The Electorate of Brandenburg. Founded out of the ancient land known as the Nordmark, or North March in 1157 by Margrave Albert the Bear, a powerful Germanic warlord working for the Holy Roman Emperor himself. Slowly it grew over 150 years, taking regions from heretics and barbarians under the rule of the Ascanian dynasty. It reached its largest height under them in 1250 AD, with the successful conquering of Pomerania from the Danish. Then Henry II Ascania died, leaving the Margrave of Brandenburg for the Wittelsbachs to take.
Over the next 70 or so years, the once powerful Margrave was passed around the Great Houses of Germany like the country of Poland in the twentieth century, until eventually it rested in the hands of the Luembourgs, who bought it from the Wittelsbachs for 500'000 guilders, uniting it with Luxembourg and Bohemia through dynastic ties. Ultimately, it was to remain ignored until now, near the end of the year of our lord 1399, when the winds of change can be felt throughout Europe. The old powerhouses of the Empire are collapsing under newcomers such as the Bourgougnes and the Hapsburgs. Is it time for Brandenburg to overthrow its Bohemian rulers and reclaim what has been lost? Or will the elector fade into the background of history, like so many others?
Hi guys, this is the intro to my new AAR. Im just going to be playing one of my favourite nations in EU3 of all time, the beautiful Brandenburgs, and ill be chucking up the first actual part (not this little intro) in around about 9-10 hours hopefully. Also check out 1453 Annus Horribilis for my Poland MP AAR. Thanks