--A very short outline of saxon history--
Once the Saxons had a great empire for themselves. In the fifth century, the roman-british people of todays England called for german mercenaries to fight the Picts but they get more germans than they expected. It was the time of the great german migration. Hundreds, thousands of Saxons, Angles and Jutes crossed the channel and the German Sea (today: North Sea) with their families to conquer new lands. They fought against the Picts and fend them off and than it was time to subdue the roman-british people. The dominant Saxons had established the three kingdoms Sussex (->South Saxons), Wessex (->West Saxons) und Essex (->East Saxons). The Angles had established the Kingdoms Nordhumbrien (Northumbria; fusion between Deira and Bernicia), Deira, Bernicia, Ostanglien (East Anglia) and Mercien. The Jutes had established the kingdom Kent. Those were the legendary seven kingdoms - respective nine.
At the end of 7th. century, the great time and the power of the Saxons should decline. The Franks under Karl the Great had stabilized their power in todays France, southern Germany, Benelux, Netherlands and northern Italy. Now they looked to the north. In 772 the war starts and in 795 the legendary saxon leader Widukind submits the Saxons under rule of the Francs but the Saxons fought hard for their freedom and the war continues without Widukind. It came no help from England. Our brothers let us down. Maybe because the language of the continentalgermans changend between the fifth and eighth century and the language of the islandgermans missed that evolution because of their isolated position. However, they let their brothers down.
Before the Saxonwars (Sachsenkriege) started, the Saxons ruled an impressive empire.
The old Tribalduchy:
in modern borders:
In 919, the Saxons displaced the Franks from the crown of the Emperor. The holy roman empire (of german nation) was lead by Saxons now - as it should be!
In 928, the slavs in todays Saxony and Brandenburg surrender finally and the Saxons, Franks, Thuringians and Frisians colonized that lands under saxon rule. They colonized Brandenburg, too. The new Mark Meißen came under the rule of the House Wettin and the Marks of Brandenburg under the rule of the House Askanien. The Wettins inherit later the saxon titles.
Unfortunately the line of the saxon emperors died out in 1002 with Otto III. and the crown wanders again - to Bavarians, Swabians and again to Franks.
In august 1073, the Saxons take up arms again against the german Emperor Heinrich (Henry) IV. At the brink of a saxon victory, the Emperor could escape of the saxon siege and later (1075) finally defeat them crushing. The emperor didn't missed to humiliate the saxon leaders. But the resistance of the saxon people and lords were not broken. In 1112 saxon noblemen first and foremost Duke Lothar von Süpplingenburg, Wiprecht von Groitzsch, Bishop Reinhardt von Halberstadt and Friedrich von Sommerschenburg started another uprise against the german Emperor Heinrich V. This time, the Saxons left the battlefield as winners and could enforce their demands and Lothar became later the Emperor called Lothar III. He should be the last saxon Emperor. The Saxons had hope to get the crown again, there was a man, powerful, wealthy, aggressive: Heinrich the Lion. Duke of the saxon people. He was the biggest rival for the actual Emperor, the legendary Friedrich I., called Barbarossa. In 1179 and 1180 the emperor imposed the Reichsacht (ban of the Empire) on Heinrich. He lost the saxon Tribalduchy and had to go in exil. The second black time for the saxon people had come. The Duchy were splitted into four parts - Oldenburg, Braunschweig-Lüneburg (Brunswick-Lüneburg -> Eastphalia), Westfalen-Engern (Westphalia-Engern) and the remainings of the Tribalduchy (-> the north and the colonized lands).
An idea where those areas are located within to he old Tribalduchy
In 1296 the remaining Tribalduchy was suffering a distribution of an estate - another black time for Saxony. The country was splitted into Anhalt-Zerbst (today part of Saxony-Anhalt), Saxony-Lauenburg and Saxony-Wittenberg. Saxony-Wittemberg was the germ cell of todays Saxony. In 1355 S-W became against the will of S-L an electorate of the empire.
Then in 1485, Saxony-Wittenberg had another partition between two brothers. They split it into the Duchy Saxony (todays Saxony) and the Electorate Saxony (todays Thuringia). 1547 there was a heavy civil war between both states and the duchy get the privilege being Electorate and the former Electorate was degraded to an ordinary duchy. The losing duchy had done its final breath and decomposed into more than 20 states while the winning duchy (todays Saxony) became more and more powerful.
In 1806 it became a kingdom and was one of the 4 german kingdoms. After the Napoleonic Wars, the kingdom loses much territories to Prussia. They formed together with the Anhalt-lands the prussian province Saxony and the todays Saxony-Anhalt.
During the 19. century, the Kingdom of Saxony became the leading industrial nation in Germany and was so an european economic powerhouse.
the hatched areas are industrial areas:
I start the game in 1337. The Tribalduchy is decomposed. The colonies were splitted into Saxony-Wittenberg and Brandenburg. Anhalt and the region around Magdeburg is independent and disputed between Saxony and Brandenburg. The pomeranian aquisitions of Heinrich the Lion were independent again. England is a far away country.
Its time to stand up and fight for what is ours. Its time to unite the Tribalduchy again with its colonies and all acquisitions that were done. And then its time to remember the english people who they are and that there should be only one saxon state.
My goals in Germany. I'm not sure about Brandenburg because it was never a part of a saxon state but they were at least colonized to the same time by the same people. Okay okay, Brandenburg was mainly colonized by Franks and Thuringians but in their hearts they are Saxons.
We will succeed or die trying.