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A very bad time for poor old Karol to die, the country really could have done with an adult heir for the first succession of the post sejm era. Still at least the army is loyal to the royal family and has rediscovered its strength in a nice little war in Germany.
 
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Well, a civil war is coming...

Let's see how Poland-Lithuania handles it...
 
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At least Karol Ferdynand got one last chance to do what he loved before he died. Perhaps he'll never be one of the Commonwealth's most beloved monarchs, but in many respects he was exactly what the country needed after such terrible strife.

Svitrigaila's reign isn't off to the best of starts, what with a pretender uprising popping off right as he assumes the throne, but I have a feeling this would-be usurper is less of a real threat than he would imagine himself. The young king's stats line, combined with his ties to a famed military house, have me predicting that we're going to see the Commonwealth try to flex its muscles once more -- perhaps even some expansion eastward at the expense of the Russians or the Crimean khans is in order?
 
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Not again ....
 
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Not the best stats on that king.
 
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It's fortunate that a strong queen was available for a regency so soon after the elective monarchy was abolished, I'm sure many in the Sejm were howling in anger at the news.
Oginiski has a tough war ahead of him, with the Commonwealth reinvigorated and the nobles still licking their wounds from the last civil war I don't expect Svitrigaila to be unseated anytime soon.
 
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You know despite the grim take on commonwealth financial in story methink the actual economy isn't actually that bad considering commonwealth size and already mid playthrough timeframe means commonwealth economy should still going strong even with debt especially if the army fundings are cut.
 
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