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Post by Luc » 02:44:13 Sunday, 07 May, 2017

Q4 1799

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World CrisesShow
War of the Second Coalition
Quasi-War
Anglo-Baltic Tensions
War of Knives
Lotus Rebellion
World NewsShow
Europe
*A failed attempt to seize Batavian Holland takes place, as a joint Anglo-Russian expedition is defeated at land by the Dutch and French forces.
*Following the failed invasion of the Batavian Republic, and outraged by British naval activities in the Baltics, Russia leaves the Second Coalition and joins the league of armed neutrality, ceasing military operations against France.
*The Austrian army continues its advances in Northern italy, occupying Milan and forcing the Cisalpine government into retreat southwards towards Modena.
*Napoleon Bonaparte leaves Egypt and returns to France unannounced, where he is greeted as a hero by all frenchmen. Shortly thereafter, Bonaparte stages a coup that successfully brings down the French Directoy.
*A remnant of the Council of Ancients abolishes the old constitution and puts forth a new one, establishing a new government in France and entrusting Bonaparte with the rank of 'First Consul', effectively making him Dictator of the French Republic.

Africa
*In Egypt, a sizeable Ottoman Army is defeated at Aboukir by the French forces under Napoleon. The French suffer meagre casualties, while thousands of Ottomans are killed in the clash.

Americas
*The Quasi-War continues to rage between the French and American navies, as both nations continue to seize eachother's commercial shipping in the Atlantic and Carribean seas.
*The Civil war in Haiti continues, as the locals supporting Rigaud and the ones supporting Toussaint clash in violent encounters all over the territory.

Asia
*The Sikh armies, led by the Maharaja, take over Lahore, greatly expanding their territories.
Player StatsShow
French Republic
First Consul: Napoleon Bonaparte (Huojin)
Popularity: High
Units: 14/25 [-55, 2 in Genoa, 7 on the Rhine, 1 in Egypt, 1 in Malta, -125 maintenance]
Fleets: 4/10 [-30, 3 in the Caribbean, 3 in the North Atlantic -50 maintenance]
Economy: +350
Debt: 1400
Income: +130 [+50 French Agriculture, +15 Caribbean Income, +15 Trade, +15 Ligurian Tribute, +5 Cisalpine Tribute, +15 Batavian Tribute, +5 Swiss Tribute, -70 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition, Quasi-War, War of Knives
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Pro-Toussaint Forces
Units: 4
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Pro-Rigaud Forces
Units: 2

Kingdom of Great Britain
King: George III (Serenissima)
Prime Minister: William Pitt ‘The Younger’
Popularity: Moderate
Units: 3/9 [-30, 2 in Ireland, 1 in the Cape Colony, 1 in Jamaica, 1 in Gibraltar, 1 in Canada, -45 maintenance]
Fleets: 7/25 [-90, 3 in the Baltic Sea, 2 in the Caribbean, 4 in the Bay of Biscay, 2 in the Indian Ocean, 4 in the North Atlantic, 3 in the Mediterranean -125 maintenance]
Economy: +365
Debt: 800
Income: +195 [+15 Kingdom of Ireland, +20 Electorate of Hannover, +25 North American Income, +45 Caribbean Income, +50 Indian Income, +10 Malayan Trade, +60 Trade, -40 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition, Baltic Tensions, Native American Unrest, Marathan Tensions
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North American Natives
Units: 2
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Kingdom of Ireland (Personal Union)
Stability: 2
Conflicts: Catholic Unrest
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Electorate of Hannover (Personal Union)
Units: 2/3 [-10, 2 in Hannover, -15 maintenance]
Stability: 2
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition
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Canadian Militias
Units: 2

Kingdom of Prussia
King: Frederick William III (Master of Oblivion)
Popularity: Low
Units: 11/11 [-55 maintenance]
Fleets: 1/1 [-5 maintenance]
Economy: +210
Debt: 1600
Income: +100 [+30 Trade, -80 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Baltic Tensions

Habsburg Monarchy
Emperor: Francis II (Flamelord)
Popularity: Moderate
Units: 11/22 [-55, 6 in Black Forest, 5 in Northern Italy, -110 maintenance]
Fleets: 1/1 [-5 maintenance]
Economy: +265
Debt: 900
Income: +195 [+15 Adriatic Trade, +15 Venetian Income, +20 Bohemian Mining, +20 Hungarian Agriculture, +10 Danube Tariffs, +40 Trade, +25 HRE Taxation, -45 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition

Empire of Russia
Tsar: Paul I (Scorpion)
Popularity: Somewhat Low
Units: 14/14 [-70 maintenance]
Fleets: 5/5 [-25 maintenance]
Economy: +160
Debt: 200
Income: +140 [+20 Russian Furs, +30 Ukrainian Agriculture, +10 Alaskan Income, +25 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Baltic Tensions, Circassian Unrest, Iranian Tensions

Kingdom of Spain
King: Charles IV (DutchGuy)
Popularity: Moderate
Units: 2/6 [-20, 4 in the Pyrenees, -30 maintenance]
Fleets: 7/7 [-35 maintenance]
Economy: +210
Debt: 2000
Income: +140 [+15 New Spain Mining, +15 New Grenada Mining, +30 Peruvian Mining, +10 Philippine Trade, +25 Caribbean Income +20 Trade, -100 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition, Indigenous American Unrest
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Colonial Militias
Units: 6 [1 in New Spain, 1 in Cuba, 1 in New Granada, 1 in Peru, 1 in Rio de la Plata, 1 in Louisiana]

Sublime Ottoman State
Sultan: Selim III (Aesculus)
Popularity: Somewhat Low
Units: 7/10 [-15, 3 in the Sinai, -50 maintenance]
Fleets: 6/6 [-30 maintenance]
Economy: +155
Debt: 800
Income: +175 [+15 Black Sea Trade, +15 Turkish Straits Control, +15 Minority Taxation, +20 Barbary Tribute, +30 Vassal Tribute, +60 Trade, -40 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition, Janissary Unrest

Batavian Republic
President: Augustijn Gerhard Besier (Acheron)
Popularity: Moderate
Units: 1/3 [-10, 2 in Holland, -15 maintenance]
Fleets: 7/7 [-35 maintenance]
Economy: +170
Debt: 2000
Income: +155 [+20 Amsterdam Stock Market, +15 Indian Trade, +5 Gold Coast Income, +25 East Indian Income, +30 Caribbean Income, +50 Trade, -100 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition

Electorate of Bavaria
Elector: Maximilian I Joseph (Hussam_B)
Popularity: Moderate
Units: 0/3 [-15, 4 in Bavaria, -15 maintenance]
Economy: +90
Debt: 150
Income: +80 [+30 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition

Kingdom of Denmark
King: Christian VII
Popularity: Low
Units: 4/4 [-20 maintenance
Fleets: 8/8 [-40 maintenance]
Economy: +140
Debt: 700
Income: +120 [+30 Kingdom of Norway, +25 Sound Dues, +10 Caribbean Income, +5 Gold Coast Income, +35 Trade, -35 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Baltic Tensions
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Kingdom of Norway (Personal Union)
Stability: 5
Units: 2/2 [-10 maintenance]
Fleets: 4/4 [-20 maintenance]
Conflicts: Baltic Tensions

Cisalpine Republic
First Director: Francesco Melzi d’Eril (Sonny)
Popularity: Somewhat High
Units: 0/2 [-10, 2 in Modena, -10 maintenance]
Economy: +70
Debt: 100
Income: +60 [+15 Trade, -5 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition

The Papal States
Pope: No pope, Papal Conclave in charge, Exiled in Venice (Smyg)
Popularity: Somewhat Low
Economy: +15
Debt: 250
Income: +25 [+20 Papal Tributes, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition, Neapolitan occupation of Rome

Maratha Empire
Chatrapati: Shahu II (Murtox)
Popularity: Moderate
Units: 10/10 [-50 maintenance]
Fleets: 1/1 [-5 maintenance]
Economy: +120
Debt: 1000
Income: +80 [+10 Cotton Trade, +15 Spice Trade, +40 Trade, -50 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: British Tensions

Sikh Empire
Maharaja: Ranjit Singh (Red John)
Popularity: Very High
Units: 8/8 [-40 maintenance]
Economy: +80
Debt: 200
Income: +55 [+25 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Afghan Tensions

United States of America
President: John Adams (Snacks)
Popularity: Low
Units: 2/2 [-10 maintenance]
Fleets: 0/3 [-15, 1 in the Caribbean, 2 in the North Atlantic, -15 maintenance]
Economy: +120
Debt: 400
Income: +95 [+30 Trade, +20 Southern Agriculture, -15 Barbary Tribute, -20 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Quasi-War, Native American Unrest
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Native Americans
Units: 4
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US State Militias
Units: 10

Sublime State of Iran
Shah: Fath-Ali Shah (Coin)
Popularity: Somewhat High
Units: 7/7 [-35 maintenance]
Fleets: 1/1 [-5 maintenance]
Economy: +100
Debt: 300
Income: +100 [+35 Trade, +20 Vassal Tributes, -15 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Russian Tensions

Kingdom of Morocco
Sultan: Mulay Sulemain (Shebedaone)
Popularity: High
Units: 7/7 [-35 maintenance]
Fleets: 2/2 [-10 maintenance]
Economy: +80
Debt: 300
Income: +50 [+30 Trade, -15 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Portugal
Queen: Mary I (LordMoose)
Popularity: Low
Units: 6/6 [-30 maintenance]
Fleets: 5/5 [-25 maintenance]
Economy: +120
Debt: 200
Income: +145 [+10 Brazilian Mining, +10 Brazilian Sugar, +20 African Income, +15 Indian Trade Posts, +35 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition

Kingdom of Naples
King: Ferdinand IV (The_Hawkish_Pacifist)
Popularity: Somewhat High
Units: 2/5 [-15, 3 in Rome, -25 maintenance]
Fleets: 2/2 [-10 maintenance]
Economy: +100
Debt: 150
Income: +80 [+40 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition

Electorate of Saxony
Elector: Frederick Augustus I (Niel)
Popularity: Low
Units: 3/3 [-15 maintenance]
Economy: +80
Debt: 200
Income: +75 [+20 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Sweden
King: Gustav IV Adolf (lbj181)
Popularity: Somewhat High
Units: 7/7 [-35 maintenance]
Fleets: 6/6 [-30 maintenance]
Economy: +110
Debt: 200
Income: +105 [+20 Swedish Furs, +15 Baltic Trade, +35 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Baltic Tensions, Tensions with Tripoli

Qing Empire
Emperor: Aisin Gioro Yongyan (Gesar)
Popularity: High
Units: 10/10 [-50 maintenance]
Fleets: 2/2 [-10 maintenance]
Economy: +140
Debt: 400
Income: +100 [+40 Trade, -20 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: White Lotus Rebellion
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White Lotus Rebels:
Units: 1
EuropeShow
Grand Duchy of Tuscany
Stability: 5
Units: 6
Fleets: 1
Conflicts: None

Most Serene Republic of Lucca
Stability: 5
Units: 1
Fleets: 1
Conflicts: None

Duchy of Parma
Stability: 3
Units: 2
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Principality of Wallachia (Tributary of the Ottomans)
Stability: 3
Units: 3
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Principality of Moldavia (Tributary of the Ottomans)
Stability: 3
Units: 3
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Duchy of Wurttemberg
Stability: 5
Units: 3
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Duchy of Hesse
Stability: 5
Units: 5
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Duchy of Wurzburg
Stability: 5
Units: 4
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Duchy of Brunswick
Stability: 5
Units: 3
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Helvetic Republic
Stability: 3
Units: 4
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition

Ligurian Republic
Stability: 3
Units: 3
Fleets: 3
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition

Kingdom of Sardinia
Stability: 4
Units: 4
Fleets: 3
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Georgia (Vassal of Russia)
Stability: 3
Units: 2
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Imereti
Stability: 4
Units: 3
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Chiefdom of Circassia
Stability: 4
Units: 4
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: Russian Tensions
AsiaShow
Company Rule in India (British Controlled)
Stability: 4
Units: 9 (4 in bengal, 3 in Madras, 2 in Bombay)
Fleets: 3 (2 in bengal, 1 in Bombay)
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition, Marathan Tensions

Maratha Empire
Stability: 4
Units: 10
Fleets: 1
Conflicts: None

Mughal Empire
Stability: 2
Units: 1
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Sikh Empire
Stability: 4
Units: 7
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Afghanistan
Stability: 3
Units: 6
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Tokugawa Shogunate
Stability: 5
Units: 14
Fleets: 2
Conflicts: Sakoku

Great Joseon State
Stability: 4
Units: 3
Fleets: 1
Conflicts: None

Ryukyu Kingdom
Stability: 4
Units: 2
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: Japan-China Dual Tributary Relations

Dai Viet
Stability: 2
Units: 8
Fleets: 1
Conflicts: Internal Divisions

Kingdom of Champasak
Stability: 3
Units: 2
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Vientiane
Stability: 3
Units: 2
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Luang Phrabang
Stability: 3
Units: 2
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Khmer Kingdom
Stability: 2
Units: 3
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Ayutthaya Kingdom
Stability: 4
Units: 7
Fleets: 2
Conflicts: None

Toungoo Dynasty (Burma)
Stability: 3
Units: 10
Fleets: 1
Conflicts: None

Bruneian Empire
Stability: 3
Units: 5
Fleets: 1
Conflicts: None

Sultanate of Maguindanao
Stability: 4
Units: 3
Fleets: 1
Conflicts: Tensions with Spanish Philippines

Sultanate of Oman
Stability: 4
Units: 5
Fleets: 3
Conflicts: Arab Tensions
AfricaShow
Kingdom of Kongo
Stability: 3
Units: 6
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Ethiopia
Stability: 5
Units: 8
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None
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Re: World News

Post by Luc » 21:05:15 Monday, 15 May, 2017

Q1 1800
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World CrisesShow
War of the Second Coalition
Quasi-War
Anglo-Baltic Tensions
Prussian Invasion of Hannover
Sikh Invasion of Rajputana
War of Knives
Lotus Rebellion
World NewsShow
Europe

Following the Irish unrest of the late 1790s, and weary with the possibility of new revolt, the Tory majority in the British Parliament initiates a new measure to unite the crowns of Great Britain and Ireland, with the passing of the Acts of Union, a group of legislative measures that would unite the two Kingdoms and establish one sole parliament. In the British Parliament there was great support for the bill, with the Prime Minister and several other prominent parliamentarians openly supporting it, it was passed with comfortable margin. The larger challenge however came in the Irish Parliament, where there was a large degree of opposition to the act, with many members denouncing the act as a power grab move from Westminster. In the end however, the Pro-Act members of the Irish Parliament managed to attain a majority through the distribution of ‘personal gifts’ and noble peerages to opposition members, finally passing the act in both legislatures, making the union of the two crowns official.

One matter that still remained controversial was the matter of Catholic emancipation, which would allow Catholics to sit in the new united parliament and have the same political rights as Anglicans. Prime Minister Pitt and many of his Tory allies were greatly in favour of this measure, seeing it as a vital in the mending of Anglo-Irish relations. However, despite lobbying efforts by Pitt and his supporters, King George III remained reluctant to concede such a right to Catholics, calling it a breach of his Coronation Oath.

Following the Union of the two crowns, both Parliaments are expected to operate under their current conditions until the end of the year, where they will be officially merged into the first Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

In order to cover for previous losses in the failed invasion of the Netherlands, Britain raises 3 new land units.

New defences are built, and current standing defences are expanded in Gibraltar, where the threat of a possible Spanish invasion is at an all time high.

3 British fleets are deployed to the Mediterranean with the final objective of intensifying the Siege of Malta and better enforcing the blockade to France and Spain. Due to this, trade in both nations is reduced.

The British Admiralty enforces more discipline in its Baltic Sea mission, by cracking down on the seizure of non-contraband goods. Despite the new regulations, the British continue to enforce the seizing of deemed ‘contraband goods’ in the Baltic Sea.

As a reprisal for the British actions in the Baltics, King Frederick William deploys 5 units and launches a invasion of the British controlled territory of Hannover. Led by Major General Blucher, the Prussian force penetrates the border in end of January and immediately come into conflict with the Hanoverian army under Major General Wangenheim, engaging them in the battle of Burgdorf. In the battle, the Prussians suffer higher casualties than expected losing one unit, yet still manage to defeat the outnumbered and outgunned Hanoverians, who lose 2 units and retreat with a shattered morale.

Shortly after the victory at Burgdorf, Blucher and his victorious army marches west and takes the city of Hannover, now occupying much of the former electorate.

Major General Wangenheim marches the remains of his army to the north, where he garrisons his force in the port city of Stade which remains under his control. There he issues a desperate call for help to England and to other neighbouring nations, denouncing the blatant show of Prussian aggression.

In a combination of events, the King of Prussia also orders a large build up of modern defences in Silesia.

The Prussian Finance ministry announces a massive payout of its debts, reducing it significantly by over 1/4th of its original amount.

The Swedish government orders a massive buildup of its military by recruiting 5 new land units. Such sudden and rampart expansion of the Swedish Army leaves many in Europe wondering what their intentions might be.

The Kingdom of Sweden also sends several diplomats and representatives to Ethiopia and smaller Asian realms with undisclosed intentions. More information in regards to their missions are certain to emerge upon their arrival at their respective destinations.

Sweden also starts to build 3 new Naval fleets.

After a convention with French Diplomats in the provisional capital of Modena, First Director d’Eril announces the formation of the Italian Republic, a new nation composed of the old Pro-French states of Northern Italy and of the French-occupied province of Piedmont. In its official proclamation, d’Eril claims all of the Italian land from the Alps to the papal states (with the exception of the city of Rome itself) as sovereign territory of the Italian Republic. The French Republic is the first nation to officially recognise this new state and shortly thereafter Napoleon is given the title of ‘President of Italy’, a mostly ceremonial role, for it was truly d’Eril, now the Vice President, who acted as Italy’s Head of State.

With the reformation of the Republic, comes the restructuring of its Armed Forces. The Army is greatly expanded, as 3 new units are recruited and the old regiments from the sister republics are integrated into the army of the republic. At sea, comes the formation of the Republican Navy, as the old navies of Liguria and Lucca unite to fight under the united Italian banner.
Afraid of the rapid expansion of the newly formed Italian army, and weary of the presence of French troops under Massena in the proximities of Genoa, the Ligurian Republic and the Republic of Lucca agree to integrate into the new Italian Republic.

Afraid of the new rise in Italian nationalism, Duke Ferdinand III of Tuscany flees from Florence in the midst of the night, where he finds refuge in Vienna. His flight leads to a power vacuum in Tuscany, which is later filled by a radical republican movement that quickly establishes itself in Florence. The radicals declare the formation of the brief Florentine Republic, which shortly after integrates into the Italian Republic, as the ‘Department of Tuscany’.

In Saxony, the Elector orders a massive payout of all of the Duchy’s debt. The action proves to be a great burden on the balance of the Saxon treasury, which lowers considerably with this action, however it is enough to wipe out all of the nation’s debt.

Saxony launches a campaign with the objective of improving trade infrastructure in the Duchy by building bridges and roads. Shortly after the completion of such works, Saxony starts to enjoy of a higher trade income within its borders.

The Elector of Saxony also attempts to increase his popularity with the people by spearheading a propaganda campaign with the aim of improving his image. Despite some progress, not much is achieved and most of the population still holds the Elector with the same regards as before.

Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria is crowned to much celebration the new Elector of Bavaria in the capital of Munich. In the ceremony he also officialized the appointment of Maximilian von Montgelas as his First Minister.

The new Bavarian government attempts to spread the humanist ideas of the Enlightenment in a large propaganda campaign. It manages to rouse a fair amount of anti-clerical sentiment in the major cities.

Bavaria also recruits a new unit.

A large ‘War Faction’ grows in Portugal, led by the Prime Minister Coutinho and Prince Regent John, which seeks to keep Portugal in the war even through a reduced participation. The Faction succeeds in steering the government towards a remain in the conflict with France.

The Portuguese Royal Treasury organises a large payout of the country’s deficit, which successfully reduces Portugal’s debt.

Portugal dispatches explorers to Africa, to study the territory between their two colonies, and to the East Indies with the mission of possibly expanding the Portuguese spice trade in the region. The expeditions are expected to reach their respective position by the end of the year.

Portugal invests a large amount of government funds in their colonies in Brazil and Africa, with the intention of improving infrastructure and making the colonies more profitable in general. The action succeeds and Portugal enjoys a increased income from their colonial possessions.

A propaganda campaign is started by Prince Regent John to praise the hard work and noble spirit of the Portuguese people, which is received kindly by the populace.

The French Consulate makes a public declaration that the remains of the deceased Pope Pius VI will be given a proper burial as soon as conditions allow for it.

The French attempt to make up for their unpopular presences in Malta by returning stolen religious artefacts to their original churches. The action harnesses some sympathy towards the French but there is still a general animosity against them.

The French military expands, recruiting 5 new land units and commissioning the construction of 2 new fleets.

In a similar move, the French Navy also moves 3 fleets to the Caribbean from the Atlantic.

In Venice, the exiled Papal Conclave holds a meeting to elect the new Pope, with the Italian Cardinal Barnaba Niccolò Maria Luigi Chiaramonti being elected and selecting the papal name of Pius VII as a homage to his passed predecessor. Shortly after, having been crowned with a tiara of papier-mâché, the new Pope makes a proclamation, calling for the return of the city of Rome to the Papal Conclave, the return of the mortal remains of his predecessor and the end of the military conflict in Italy.

From Venice, the Pope organises a mission to the Catholic Kingdom of the Kongo, where he intends to open up trade relations between the kingdom and the European nations. Shortly after declaration, the ship is launched and is expected to arrive in the Kongo by the end of the year.

The Pope also calls for an end to the civil strife in Malta, pleading for the revolted citizens to return to their crops as a way to end the famine that has left the isles in such misery. Though many would enjoy to return to their daily lives, most refuse to change their stance while the presence of French troops in Malta continues.

The Spanish government initiates a fortification of its major ports, with the construction of new forts and coastal batteries.

The Spanish Government also start to build 2 new fleets for its navy.

The Russian Emperor issues new batches of domestic reforms aimed at protecting the serfs, by limiting the amount of serf labour that the landowners could make use of to 3 days, an action that increases the Tsar’s popularity with his people.

The Austrian Army mobilises itself, recruiting 5 new units and mobilising 6 other units from the reserves. Of the mobilised units, 3 are sent to the Rhine front, while the other 3 are sent to Italy. The emperor also orders for the construction of 2 new fleets.

The French in a similar manner also mobilise. 3 units are deployed to the Rhine region. Alongside the movement in Germany, the Consul order the mobilisation of the army of the reserve from Dijon into Italy (composed of 5 units), where they take the Simplon Pass through the Alps. The army suffers casualties due to the harsh winter up in the mountains, but by taking the Simplon Pass they are able to evade any Austrian fortification, reaching the Po Valley and coming dangerously close to Milan.

In Germany, the Austrian army, now composed of 9 units, starts to make a slow advance towards the Rhine, with the objective of liberating the French occupied territories in Germany and marching towards the Rhine. Little did they know they were in for a surprise. As they marched forward, they were ambushed by a double attack from the French forces, now outnumbering them. From the front, a large army of 6 units led by Moreau crashes against the Austrians, while an army of 4 units (Backed up by Helvetic units) sneaks in from Switzerland and attacks the Austrian rear. The Austrians fall into a trap. Over the course of 3 successive battles at Beuron, Albstadt and Hettingen, the Austrian troops are defeated in a event now known as the ‘Humiliations of February’, as the Austrian army is brutally beaten back by the French and forced to retreat eastwards towards Bavaria, where the know weakened force of Austrians form a new defensive line at the Iller and Danube rivers. Needless to say that over the course of the campaign the Austrian army suffers humiliating losses, losing 4 units over the 3 battles. The French in their part lose 2 units.

In Italy, the situation isn't any better. Two Italian units attack a Austrian position in Piacenza, losing a unit in the process but taking over the town and defeating the Austrian unit that was stationed there. While the army of the reserve, fresh from the Alps, divides itself in two, one detachment composed of 2 units marches to Milan and liberates it from the small Austrian garrison there, destroying the unit that guarded it. After the liberation, the army marches south and links up with the Italians, cutting the Austrian supply lines and establishing a new defensive line. The other part, composed of 3 units, marches to Genoa and destroys the Austrian army that besieged the city, combining their attacks with the French Garrison, the Italian soldiers and support from the Italian navy that provides cover bombardment. In the end, 5 Austrian units are destroyed, while 2 French units and one Italian are killed.

With all the defeats, and the rampant loss of Austrian life on both fronts, the credibility of the Emperor falls, not only for his people within his realms, but with all of his subjects across the Empire, many who now doubt his crisis leadership ability.

Africa and the Middle East

A French delegation led by General Kleber meets with Ottoman officials in Cairo, and together draft a treaty that details the future retreat of French troops from the region and the gradual re-establishment of Ottoman administration over Egypt (amongst other clauses).

The Treaty brings great resentment in the Ottoman Government, as many within it wished for the total annihilation of French presence in Egypt, leading to the formation of great opposition to the treaty, dividing the Ottoman Government.

In accordance with the 4th point of the treaty of Cairo, the Ottoman Empire officially leaves the Second Coalition, and ends all its participation in the war.

General Kleber is awarded the title of ‘Consul-General’ to Egypt by Consul Bonaparte, with the job of maintaining good diplomatic relationships with the Ottoman Government and overseeing the transfer of power from the French forces to the local administration. He still retains a good amount of Administrative power himself, as he re-establishing the Egyptian Divan, lowers local taxes, returns stolen religious artefacts and establishes corps of local soldiers to bring back stability to Egypt. Kleber’s power over Egypt leads many to doubt if the Cairo Convention changed anything or not.

The Catholic Church re-organises the Christian faith in the Middle East after many decades of blatant neglect. The Pope officializes the appointments of several local bishops and declares Yohannan Hormizd to be the new ‘Patriarch of Babylon’, with the mission of being the Pope’s main representative in the region.

The Shah of Iran initiates a large scale military reform to modernise the Persian Army and bring it to modernity. Alongside a large investment, many European mercenaries (most veterans from the wars in India) are brought in to aid in the modernisation efforts. Though a lot of work still needs to be done, the modernisation effort continues with success.

Alongside the reforms, 1 land unit is recruited, and the Shah orders for the construction of a new naval fleet.

The roads in the south of Iran are expanded and improved, a action that improves the local trade.

The isle of Bahrain makes a public statement, declaring themselves vassals to the Persian Shah.


Asia and Oceania

The Board of Commissioners for the Affairs of India sends gifts and other trinkets to the British-aligned principalities of India. It proves to be a successful measure that improves the relationship between both parties.

In a lavish ceremony, Ranjit Singh is crowned Maharaja of Punjab in the new capital city of Lahore. To accompany the coronation, the Maharaja imposes a ban on cow slaughter and invests a large amount of government funds to the building of new Hindu temples all across the territory, both actions that boost his popularity greatly.

The new Maharaja dispatches a diplomatic delegation to the Kingdom of Afghanistan with the intentions of establishing clearer relations between the two nations. The efforts end up being fruitless, as the delegation is refused by the Afghan leadership who in most parts outright refused to talk to the Sikh diplomats.

3 units are recruited in Punjab by the Sikh government.

Shortly after the expansion of the army, the Maharaja declares his intentions to expand the empire southwards, with the final objective of acquiring a sea port for the expansion of commercial activities in the kingdom. 6 units are deployed and are unleashed in the Rajputana region, where many small princely states capitulate before the power of the Sikh forces.

The Rajput princedoms put up a brave defence, and muster as many units as they can to fight the Sikhs, but are ultimately unable to organise themselves into one concise alliance. Many miles of territory are captured and many soldiers fall, yet two Sikh units are eliminated during the invasion, mainly due to guerrilla tactics by the local forces.

Despite the considerable losses suffered by the Sikhs during the invasion, the popularity of the Maharaja and his government increases severely in Punjab, where his victories pitch him as a great strategist and as an efficient leader.

With the invasion, many of the attacked princely states send envoys and emissaries to British administrative centers in India, where they call for the support of the company and of the crown in handling with the Sikh invasion of their territory.

The Imperial Qing Government issue a proclamation to its neighbouring nations, calling for the delivery of more royal tribute. Korea, Annam and Siam pay their due tributes with readiness, however one nation refuses, Dai Viet, for besides demanding the usual monetary tribute, the Emperor also demands that the Vietnamese return the province of Jiaozhi, a request that is vehemently refused, perhaps foolishly.

The Imperial Qing Government issues a new decree, with the aim of reforming the opium trade within China. In the decree, the Emperor states that the opium trade is to henceforth be a sole enterprise of the government, giving the emperor the monopoly over the opium trade. Harsh measures are put to enforce this new regulation, and officials scour the cities, destroying drug dens, taking control of illegal opium ships and cargoes of all types are apprehended and searched as a way to quell contraband. Foreigners caught engaging in the trade are blacklisted and expelled, while Chinese nationals are summarily executed.

As a way to resolve the White Lotus crisis, Imperial emissaries strike down a deal with the rebels. The Emperor agrees to pardon the rebels, and agrees to decrease taxes in the rebellious province, as long as the rebellion is put to a swift end by its propagators. Most of the rebels agree to the proposal and lay down their arms, the small minority of those who refuse to accept the Emperor’s terms are hunted down and are mostly killed. While the Lotus army is now mostly destroyed, the unrest still remains active as a smaller and underground group.

The Emperor also offers a similar settlement to the Miao rebels, in which a general pardon would be granted and the rebellious Miao would be spread to other provinces of the Empire and given new land to settle and work on. The action once again succeeds and the rebellion is ended. The few stubborn Miao who refuse to concede are hunted down and executed by the Imperial Army.

The Emperor invites the Dalai Lama to the gates of the Forbidden City, where the ruler of Tibet pays his tributes and has a meeting with Imperial officials. The meeting proves to be extremely fruitful, as it is declared shortly after that new measures to enhance the friendship between the Qing Dynasty and the Dalai Lama are to be introduced, including the integration of aspects of Tibetan Buddhism into the Manchu faith, which greatly increases the popularity of the Emperor with his Buddhist subjects, especially in Southern China and in Mongolia.

The Emperor also calls for new reform, this time aiming at better preparing the Qing Military Banners. More strict training is enforced, rotation of military posts is instituted and corruption is cut down by the dismissal and retiring of old officer, and the promotion of new and more experienced ones to commanding posts.

A diplomatic delegation is sent to Nagasaki by the Imperial Government, with the intention of reestablishing Japan as a Qing tributary, and establishing direct diplomatic ties between both nations. While the Japanese government is willing to open relations once again, it quietly turns down the offer of tribute, dismissing it as an ‘old and antiquated practice’.

The Qing Government also invests in gold mining within China, that reaps good benefit to the treasury.

The Emperor also orders for the expansion of the Qing Navy, with the construction of 3 new naval units. He also orders for the constructions of fortifications along the Pearl River Delta.

The British Foreign office makes a public statement, declaring all of Australia and New Zealand to be sovereign territory of Great Britain.


The Americas

French emissaries sent by the Consul arrive in northern Haiti, where they seal a new agreement with Toussaint and his supporters. In this treaty, the French Consulate swears to not reinstate slavery in the island of Saint-Domingue and reinforces its loyalty towards the Declaration of Rights of man and the Citizen. The consulate also officially recognises Toussaint as Lieutenant-Governor of Saint-Domingue, while naming General Charles Leclerc Governor-General of the Colony.

With his new position, Toussaint takes a step back from frontline command and assumes a more administrative role together with Leclerc, who now command the armies of the north in their efforts against Rigaud. To fill in Toussaint’s previous position, Henri Christophe is appointed general of the armies of the north, and immediately launches an offensive against Rigaud, that destroys one of his units and reduces his authority in the colony. However, Rigaud still holds Port-au-Prince and most of the southern coast with a strong grip.

Even the Catholic Church takes a stance in regards to the conflict in Haiti. Firstly, the new Pope appoints an Apostolic Nuncio to the Toussaint's government, for better diplomatic relations between both. Secondly, John Carroll, bishop of Baltimore, holds a large public fundraiser with the objective of gathering support funds for Toussaint and his soldiers. The action succeeds and large amounts of food and medical supplies are bought and shipped to Toussaint's army, who receive this new batch of supplies with euphoria.

In British Canada, a small expedition is launched from Ottawa with the final objective of finding a land route to the pacific ocean. The expedition is also followed by a sizeable corps of cartographers, who are instructed to map the entirety of the route.

3 British fleets are deployed to the Caribbean, where they join the 2 already operating fleets in the region in their efforts against the French.

In a similar move, the French Navy also redeploys 3 fleets to the Carribean.

As a way to attack Franco-Spanish shipping in the Americas, the British Admiralty starts to issue letters of marque to privateers who are willing to take the fight to England’s enemies. Many sailors, including many Americans, join in the effort and manage to significantly curb French and Spanish shipping influence in the region, yet are in their great majority still unable to attack military vessels, mostly focusing their efforts in raiding unprotected commercial ships.

President Adams issues an executive order aimed at better preparing the state militia’s for conflict. The order called for more regulated training exercises for all the officers of the militia’s in order to ensure better experience and discipline. Whilst some Democratic republicans saw the action as an attempt by the Federal Government to gain more control over the Militia’s, the order was widely considered a necessary one due to the current conflict with France and the growing tensions with the Native Americans.

Federalists in the House of Representatives put to vote a new act, the so called Military Preparation Act called for a establishment of a Military Academy in the United States and for the expansion of coastal defense facilities, in order to fend off French privateers. The bill enjoyed a good amount of bipartisan support in both houses of Congress, passing with ease. The President signed the Bill into law shortly thereafter.

Following the signing of the Bill, construction begins in the new Military Academy in the site of Fort Clinton, in upper New York. Its first facilities are expected to be fully functional within a year. Construction also began on several coastal batteries along the ports of New York, Boston, Charleston and other harbours.

Weary of indigenous unrest on the frontier, President Adams establishes the ‘Bureau of Indigenous affairs’ as a specialised agency of the Department of State with the final objective of establishing better relations and more fluid communication with the native tribes. William Clark, a prominent officer of the US army is appointed as Head Commissioner of the Bureau, and immediately organises missions to the Creek and Seminole territories.

A great deal of funds are allocated with the objective of lowering the American national debt. This action succeeds and a good amount of the debt is eliminated.

An engagement between British and French ships take place in the Caribbean in the vicinity of Barbados. The Royal Navy ends up with the upper hand and sinks one French fleet.

In the Russian Colony of Alaska, a new Company is formed by the local Colonial Government with the objective of exploring the colony and finding more adequate locations for the settlement of colonists.

The Russian Empire also issues a proclamation stating that all of Alaska and 'British' Columbia are now Russian territory, and immediately dispatch settlers to the region to solidify their claims.
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French Republic
First Consul: Napoleon Bonaparte (Gesar)
Popularity: High
Units: 11/26 [-75, 4 in Genoa, 8 in Southern Germany, 1 in Stradella, 1 in Egypt, 1 in Malta, -130 maintenance]
Fleets: 4/9 [-25, 5 in the Caribbean -45 maintenance] - 2 under construction [Q4 1800, Q1 1801]
Defences: Fortifications along the Rhine
Economy: +350
Debt: 1330
Income: +110 [+50 French Agriculture, +5 Caribbean Income, +10 Trade, +20 Italian Tribute, +15 Batavian Tribute, +5 Swiss Tribute, -70 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition, Quasi-War, War of Knives
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Pro-Toussaint Forces
Units: 4
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Pro-Rigaud Forces
Units: 1

Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland
King: George III (Serenissima)
Prime Minister: William Pitt ‘The Younger’
Popularity: Moderate
Units: 6/12 [-30, 2 in Ireland, 1 in the Cape Colony, 1 in Jamaica, 1 in Gibraltar, 1 in Canada, -60 maintenance]
Fleets: 1/25 [-120, 3 in the Baltic Sea, 5 in the Caribbean, 4 in the Bay of Biscay, 2 in the Indian Ocean, 4 in the North Atlantic, 6 in the Mediterranean -125 maintenance]
Defences: Gibraltar
Economy: +365
Debt: 760
Income: +185 [+15 Kingdom of Ireland, +25 North American Income, +45 Caribbean Income, +50 Indian Income, +10 Malayan Trade, +60 Trade, -40 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition, Baltic Tensions, Native American Unrest, Marathan Tensions, Prussian invasion of Hannover
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North American Natives
Units: 2
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Electorate of Hannover (Personal Union)
Units: 0/1 [-5, 1 in Stade, -5 maintenance]
Stability: 1
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition, Prussian Invasion of Hannover
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Canadian Militias
Units: 2

Kingdom of Prussia
King: Frederick William III (Master of Oblivion)
Popularity: Low
Units: 6/10 [-20, 4 in Hannover-50 maintenance]
Fleets: 1/1 [-5 maintenance]
Defences: Silesian Fortresses
Economy: +210
Debt: 1160
Income: +105 [+30 Trade, -60 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Baltic Tensions, Prussian Invasion of Hannover

Habsburg Monarchy
Emperor: Francis II (Flamelord)
Popularity: Low
Units: 10/18 [-40, 5 in Black Forest, 3 in Northern Italy, -90 maintenance]
Fleets: 1/1 [-5 maintenance] - 2 under construction [Q4 1800, Q1 1801]
Economy: +265
Debt: 855
Income: +230 [+15 Adriatic Trade, +15 Venetian Income, +20 Bohemian Mining, +20 Hungarian Agriculture, +10 Danube Tariffs, +40 Trade, +25 HRE Taxation, -45 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition

Empire of Russia
Tsar: Paul I (Scorpion)
Popularity: Somewhat Low
Units: 16/16 [-80 maintenance]
Fleets: 5/5 [-25 maintenance]
Economy: +160
Debt: 190
Income: +130 [+20 Russian Furs, +30 Ukrainian Agriculture, +10 Alaskan Income, +25 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Baltic Tensions, Circassian Unrest, Iranian Tensions

Kingdom of Spain
King: Charles IV (DutchGuy)
Popularity: Moderate
Units: 6/6 [-30 maintenance]
Fleets: 7/7 [-35 maintenance] - 2 under construction [Q4 1800, Q1801]
Defences: Fort & Coastal Batteries
Economy: +210
Debt: 1900
Income: +160 [+15 New Spain Mining, +15 New Grenada Mining, +30 Peruvian Mining, +10 Philippine Trade, +25 Caribbean Income +20 Trade, -100 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition, Indigenous American Unrest
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Colonial Militias
Units: 6 [1 in New Spain, 1 in Cuba, 1 in New Granada, 1 in Peru, 1 in Rio de la Plata, 1 in Louisiana]

Sublime Ottoman State
Sultan: Selim III (Aesculus)
Popularity: Low
Units: 7/10 [-15, 3 in the Sinai, -50 maintenance]
Fleets: 6/6 [-30 maintenance]
Economy: +155
Debt: 760
Income: +185 [+15 Black Sea Trade, +15 Turkish Straits Control, +15 Minority Taxation, +20 Barbary Tribute, +40 Vassal Tribute, +60 Trade, -40 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Janissary Unrest

Batavian Republic
President: Augustijn Gerhard Besier (Acheron)
Popularity: Moderate
Units: 1/3 [-10, 2 in Holland, -15 maintenance]
Fleets: 7/7 [-35 maintenance]
Economy: +170
Debt: 1900
Income: +155 [+20 Amsterdam Stock Market, +15 Indian Trade, +5 Gold Coast Income, +25 East Indian Income, +30 Caribbean Income, +50 Trade, -100 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition

Electorate of Bavaria
Elector: Maximilian I Joseph (Hussam_B)
Popularity: Moderate
Units: 1/4 [-15, 3 in Bavaria, -20 maintenance]
Economy: +90
Debt: 140
Income: +75 [+30 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition

Kingdom of Denmark
King: Christian VII (MTFD)
Popularity: Low
Units: 4/4 [-20 maintenance
Fleets: 8/8 [-40 maintenance]
Economy: +140
Debt: 700
Income: +120 [+30 Kingdom of Norway, +25 Sound Dues, +10 Caribbean Income, +5 Gold Coast Income, +35 Trade, -35 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Baltic Tensions
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Kingdom of Norway (Personal Union)
Stability: 5
Units: 2/2 [-10 maintenance]
Fleets: 4/4 [-20 maintenance]
Conflicts: Baltic Tensions

Italian Republic
Vice-President: Francesco Melzi d’Eril (Sonny)
Popularity: Somewhat High
Units: 6/7 [-5, 1 in Stradella, -35 maintenance]
Fleets: 2/2 [-10 maintenance]
Economy: +120
Debt: 95
Income: +95 [+30 Trade, -5 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition

The Papal States
Pope: Pius VII (Smyg)
Popularity: Somewhat Low
Economy: +15
Debt: 240
Income: +25 [+20 Papal Tributes, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition, Neapolitan occupation of Rome

Maratha Empire
Chatrapati: Shahu II (Murtox)
Popularity: Moderate
Units: 10/10 [-50 maintenance]
Fleets: 1/1 [-5 maintenance]
Economy: +120
Debt: 950
Income: +80 [+10 Cotton Trade, +15 Spice Trade, +40 Trade, -50 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: British Tensions

Sikh Empire
Maharaja: Ranjit Singh (Red John)
Popularity: Very High
Units: 5/9 [-20 , 4 in Rajputana, -45 maintenance]
Economy: +90
Debt: 190
Income: +40 [+25 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Afghan Tensions, Invasion of Rajputana

United States of America
President: John Adams (Huojin)
Popularity: Low
Units: 2/2 [-10 maintenance]
Fleets: 0/3 [-15, 1 in the Caribbean, 2 in the North Atlantic, -15 maintenance]
Defences: Forts & Coastal Batteries
Economy: +120
Debt: 280
Income: +100 [+30 Trade, +20 Southern Agriculture, -15 Barbary Tribute, -15 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Quasi-War, Native American Unrest
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Native Americans
Units: 4
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US State Militias
Units: 12

Sublime State of Iran
Shah: Fath-Ali Shah (Coin)
Popularity: Somewhat High
Units: 8/8 [-40 maintenance]
Fleets: 1/1 [-5 maintenance] - 1 under construction [Q4 1800]
Economy: +105
Debt: 285
Income: +100 [+35 Trade, +20 Vassal Tributes, -15 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Russian Tensions

Kingdom of Morocco
Sultan: Mulay Sulemain (Shebedaone)
Popularity: High
Units: 7/7 [-35 maintenance]
Fleets: 2/2 [-10 maintenance]
Economy: +80
Debt: 285
Income: +50 [+30 Trade, -15 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Portugal
Queen: Mary I (LordMoose)
Popularity: Low
Units: 6/6 [-30 maintenance]
Fleets: 5/5 [-25 maintenance]
Economy: +120
Debt: 40
Income: +165 [+15 Brazilian Mining, +10 Brazilian Sugar, +25 African Income, +25 Indian Trade Posts, +35 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition

Kingdom of Naples
King: Ferdinand IV (The_Hawkish_Pacifist)
Popularity: Somewhat High
Units: 2/5 [-15, 3 in Rome, -25 maintenance]
Fleets: 2/2 [-10 maintenance]
Economy: +100
Debt: 140
Income: +80 [+40 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition

Electorate of Saxony
Elector: Frederick Augustus I (Niel)
Popularity: Low
Units: 3/3 [-15 maintenance]
Economy: +85
Debt: 0
Income: +80 [+25 Trade]
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Sweden
King: Gustav IV Adolf (lbj181)
Popularity: Somewhat High
Units: 12/12 [-60 maintenance]
Fleets: 6/6 [-30 maintenance] - 3 under construction [Q4 1800, Q1801, Q21801]
Economy: +120
Debt: 190
Income: +90 [+20 Swedish Furs, +15 Baltic Trade, +35 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Baltic Tensions, Tensions with Tripoli

Qing Empire
Emperor: Jiaqing (Gesar)
Popularity: Somewhat high
Units: 16/30 [-70, 8 in central China, 6 in Hunan and Guizhou, -150 maintenance]
Fleets: 4/6 [-10, 2 in Nagasaki, -30 maintenance] - 3 under construction [Q3 1800, Q4 1800, Q1 1801]
Defences: Pearl River Blockhouses
Economy: +280
Debt: 760
Income: +85 [+75 Trade, -40 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: White Lotus Society, piracy
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White Lotus Society
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=Europe=

Principality of Wallachia (Tributary of the Ottomans)
Stability: 3
Units: 3
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Principality of Moldavia (Tributary of the Ottomans)
Stability: 3
Units: 3
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Duchy of Saxony
Stability: 5
Units: 5
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Duchy of Wurttemberg
Stability: 5
Units: 3
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Duchy of Hesse
Stability: 5
Units: 5
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Duchy of Wurzburg
Stability: 5
Units: 4
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Principality of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel
Stability: 5
Units: 3
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Helvetic Republic
Stability: 3
Units: 4
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition

Kingdom of Sardinia
Stability: 4
Units: 4
Fleets: 3
Conflicts: None

Khartli-Kartaveli
Stability: 3
Units: 2
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Imereti
Stability: 4
Units: 3
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Chiefdom of Circassia
Stability: 4
Units: 4
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: Russian Tensions

=Asia=

Company Rule in India (British Controlled)
Stability: 4
Units: 9 (4 in bengal, 3 in Madras, 2 in Bombay)
Fleets: 3 (2 in bengal, 1 in Bombay)
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition, Marathan Tensions

Maratha Empire
Stability: 4
Units: 10
Fleets: 1
Conflicts: None

Mughal Empire
Stability: 2
Units: 1
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Sikh Empire
Stability: 4
Units: 7
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Afghanistan
Stability: 3
Units: 6
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Tokugawa Shogunate
Stability: 5
Units: 14
Fleets: 2
Conflicts: Sakoku

Great Joseon State
Stability: 4
Units: 3
Fleets: 1
Conflicts: None

Ryukyu Kingdom
Stability: 4
Units: 2
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: Japan-China Dual Tributary Relations

Dai Viet
Stability: 2
Units: 8
Fleets: 1
Conflicts: Internal Divisions

Kingdom of Champasak
Stability: 3
Units: 2
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Vientiane
Stability: 3
Units: 2
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Luang Phrabang
Stability: 3
Units: 2
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Khmer Kingdom
Stability: 2
Units: 3
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Ayutthaya Kingdom
Stability: 4
Units: 7
Fleets: 2
Conflicts: None

Toungoo Dynasty (Burma)
Stability: 3
Units: 10
Fleets: 1
Conflicts: None

Bruneian Empire
Stability: 3
Units: 5
Fleets: 1
Conflicts: None

Sultanate of Maguindanao
Stability: 4
Units: 3
Fleets: 1
Conflicts: Tensions with Spanish Philippines

Sultanate of Oman
Stability: 4
Units: 5
Fleets: 3
Conflicts: Arab Tensions

=Africa=

Kingdom of Kongo
Stability: 3
Units: 6
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Ethiopia
Stability: 5
Units: 8
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None
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Re: World News

Post by Luc » 22:39:46 Sunday, 21 May, 2017

Q2 1800

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World CrisesShow
War of the Second Coalition
Quasi-War
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Prussian Invasion of Hannover
Sikh Invasion of Sindh
Irish Unrest
Lotus Rebellion
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Europe
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William Pitt 'The Younger', Britain's very persistent Prime Minister.

Following his failure in convincing the King to approve Catholic emancipation in Parliament, Pitt once again engages in the matter and increases his lobbying efforts in the matter, now calling for other members of the Tory to assist him. The Prime Minister even exchanges letters with the Prince of Wales and several members of the House of Lords, calling for their support in regards to the matter. The King however remains reluctant, to the point of refusing to even read letters written to him by members of the house of lords addressing the Catholic matter. It is rumored that all the stress and pressure put on the king in regards to the emancipation matter have severely worsened his mental state, though nothing can be confirmed.

In a similar fashion to the Macartney mission of 1792, a new British delegation is dispatched to China with the objective of negotiating new commercial ties and carrying out a cultural exchange between the two powers. Transported in large and well stocked indiamen, and protected by two Royal Navy frigates, the expedition is also accompanied by several prominent figures from British society, such as the famed botanist Sir Joseph Banks, the mathematician Charles Hutton and the artist/author William Beckford, who shall be entrusted with the cultural objectives of the delegation in regards to their respective trades. The expedition leaves the East London docks in April, and is expected to arrive in the Qing Empire by the beginning of 1801.

Following the dispatching of the Delegation, the British Government invites the Imperial Qing government to also send a delegation of their own to the United Kingdom.

Following the approval of the Act of Union in the beginning of the year, a fair amount of unrest grows in Ireland, especially in the Catholic majority area, where the populace remains outraged due to the King’s refusal to grant them political rights. It doesn't take long for local Catholic and republican groups across Ireland to mobilise themselves, distributing pamphlets denouncing the acts taken by Westminster and calling for resistance against the act. Even the moribund society of the United Irishmen seem to have a recovery from the failed uprising of 1798, increasing its activities and gaining popularity in Dublin and beyond.

Shortly after negotiations between the League of Armed Neutrality and Britain are ended, all the British fleets that were previously operating in the Baltics cease their activities in the region and are transferred to the coast of France, where they reinforce the ongoing Royal Navy blockade to the country.

Weary of French naval expansion, the British Admiralty commissions the construction of two new fleets to continue the war at sea against France and its allies.

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The surrender of French forces to the British in Malta.

The British reinforce the siege of Valletta by landing large amounts of Marines and artillery pieces in the isle, and establishing warmer relations with the locals by honouring the locals for their bravery against the French in large ceremonies. Admiral Nelson also orders for a larger bombing effort over the French forces to be carried out by his ships, an action that leaves the French garrison at its breaking point.

Shortly thereafter, a British unit is deployed to Malta to reinforce the siege, however their use is never required. Being constantly bombarded by the Royal Navy and in a crippling condition of low supplies, the morale of the French garrison breaks upon the arrival of the British forces, who mostly surrender their arms to the British besiegers.

Two British military units are deployed and put under the command of General John-Hely-Hutchinson. Both units depart England for an undisclosed mission abroad, yet are spotted leaving European waters en route to the South Atlantic, closely following the African coast.

Led by a specialised group of officers, a new committee is formed in the British army with the objective of reforming the army and modernising it. Though it is in its starting days, it already proves to be efficient in better preparing the troops.

Two land units are recruited to be trained in the new tactics set out by the committee.

The government of Saxony commissions the construction of new forts and defensive positions in the borders of the duchy, probably weary of Prussian militarism in the region.

Over the course of several nights, several armouries belonging to the Prussian army are sabotaged, some end up blowing up due to the concentration of ammunition stored there. The Prussian Police makes several arrests immediately following the attacks, jailing members from several Polish Nationalist groups, who were directly involved in the bombings.

The act was believed to be another act of Polish insurgency, until documents surfaced claiming that the acts, whilst carried out by the Poles, were commissioned and funded by British agents. The validity of the documents has been questioned, and the British embassy in Berlin fervently denies it, but said documents were able to do some harm to the already delicate relationship between Britain and Prussia.

Following their new project of rapid military expansion, the Italian Republic recruits two new units into its army.

The Russian Tsar initiates wide scale reforms in the bureaucratic administration of the Imperial Russian Army. Several new military academies are opened with the objective of training both noble and lower class officers and the Army’s Penal code is reformed, eliminating harsh and undeserving punishments. Both actions increase the skill of the army with success.

The Russian government also invests more money in the nation’s timber industry, making it a more profitable enterprise than it was before.

The Swedish government makes a large investment in its military, recruiting 5 new units, ordering the construction of 2 new fleets, and commissioning for the expansion of coastal forts in Sweden. The government also makes a public proclamation, claiming that the expansion of the Swedish military is a necessary move in order to survive the chaotic times that Europe now endures.

The Swedish government also releases a memorandum, stating the importance of transitioning from a more feudal system of agriculture to a more private based system, and promising reforms. However, since no funds were appropriated to the project, nothing gets done.

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The 30 year old Napoleon Bonaparte, now France's Consul for Life.

Following the great victories over the Austrian armies, Napoleon’s popularity in France rises to unparalleled levels, owing to his leadership abilities in the German and Italian campaigns. Napoleon quickly seizes the opportunity to increase his powers, and in a stroke of political brilliance, orders his allies in the Tribunat to put forth a proposal that would grant him the title of Consul for Life. Despite a small opposition, the Tribunat approves of the measure, and shorty after dispatches the piece of legislation to the Corps Legislatif, who approve of the proposal. To confirm the appointment, a public referendum is held in France, and perhaps unsurprisingly, the people of France vote in large amounts for Bonaparte’s appointment as Consul for Life. Now Napoleon stands as France’s sole executive authority, and will remain that way until the end of his days, or until someone brings him down.

One of Bonaparte’s first measures as Consul for Life is so call for the construction of 3 new fleets, a measure taken in good timing considering the naval blunders of the Caribbean.

The Consul also invests more funds into the semaphore system found in the French coastline, an action that increases its efficiency.

The new Consul for Life also drafts a treaty with the Emperor of Austria, effectively ending Hapsburg participation in the war. The treaty also forced Austria to officially recognise many of the Napoleonic states in Europe such as Italy and Batavia, as well as demanded the transfer of several territories to the newly created Italian Republic. The treaty strengthens Napoleon’s grip on power, and reduces the already destroyed popularity of the Austrian emperor to even smaller levels than before.

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French troops liberate Rome after defeating the Neapolitan army in battle.

The Pope sends a letter to the King of Naples, condemning him for not returning the City of Rome to the Holy See. There is no response.

Supported by 5 units from the Italian army, Napoleon marches with 2 units southwards to Neapolitan-occupied Rome, where the armies of King Ferdinand still stand. The Franco-Italian forces deal a striking blow to the smaller and less experienced Neapolitan soldiers, who return the city of Rome to Napoleon and lay down their arms before the consul. The French and the Italians lose one unit each, while 2 Neapolitan units are destroyed, while the third one surrenders.

King Ferdinand is himself captured in Rome and held in custody by the French army. Imprisoned and under threat, he is forced to sign a humiliating agreement with Bonaparte, officially ceding control of all lands controlled by Naples to the Italian Republic and renouncing his status as King of Naples. With that, the old Kingdom of Naples is dissolved and the new Italian republic is expanded evermore, officially uniting all of Italy under one banner for the first time since the end of the Roman Empire.

While also at it, the French and Italian governments sign a treaty with the Papacy. In it, the power and political authority of the pope is grossly reduced, with all of his Italian territories with the notable exception of the City of Rome being stripped away from Church authority and ceded to the Italian Republic. The Pope also concedes a large amount of power to Napoleon himself, who now has great sway over the matters of the church, labelling himself as its new protector. The Pope invests a good amount of funds in implementing the new reforms instituted by the treaty with France.

With the taking of Rome and its return to the Holy See, the Pope leaves Venice with his entourage and returns to his justful seat in Rome, where he is welcomed with open arms by the local populace.

Following the treaty with the Austrians, the French troops in Italy that were not march southwards to deal with Naples are tasked with escorting the remains of the Austrian army back to the Austrian borders. After the completion of that task, the army is sent back to France where they are promptly demobilised.

The same happens in Germany, where the French forces slowly but surely retreat from German lands and return to France, where they are demobilised.

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British officers inspect the defences of Gibraltar during the Franco-Spanish siege.

In a perhaps unexpected move, 6 French units are marched through the Pyrenees, where supported by 2 Spanish units, they proceed to lay siege to the British fortress at Gibraltar. Over the course of the two months, the French artillery, supported by the Spanish naval bombardment, viciously and mercilessly bombard the fortress, pounding it every day and every night, yet the British forces stand strong, and are just barely able to hold on to their fortress.

Afraid of the growing trend of French militarism in the continent, the King of Denmark orders for the construction of massive fortifications in the Danish territory, creating several lines of deeply fortified defences based in the old Danevirke line, that are now being expanded and modernised.

An expedition departs Copenhagen with the objective of finding new and uninhabited islands in the western Indian Ocean with the final purpose of establishing supply stations for the Danish fleet there.

The Danish armed forces are also expanded in general, with the recruitment of 3 units being put in effect and the commissioning of two new fleets for the Danish navy.

One fleet and one unit from the Danish armed forces are dispatched to the Gold Coast, where they are to enforce local Danish dominance and better protect the local settlers.

In Austria, the Hapsburg emperor does everything in his power to raise his popularity to marginal levels, by claiming that the treaty with France, as bad as it was, was a honourable end to the conflict, and that the situation could have turned out to be a lot worse. This action barely works, as the people are still blinded by the defeats in Germany and Austria, and outraged by the harsh terms of the treaty with France. In the end, the opinion towards the Emperor remains as bad as it was before.

Despite his vast unpopularity with the peoples of his empire, the Emperor continues with internal reforms within the nation, mainly by investing money into the economy and doing whatever he could to make the complex Austrian bureaucracy as efficient as possible. He sees some success with said actions and the economy of Austria improves slightly.

Following the peace treaty, the Bavarian army previously put in place to fight off a possible French incursion is demobilised.

The Holy See also funds for a new expedition, this time to explore the abandoned island base of Arguin. They are yet to send word back to the Pope in regards to their findings.

Americas

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One of the many massacres that took place after the fall of Saint-Domingue.

French diplomats announce that they will soon meet with American diplomats to finally put an end to the Quasi-War.

The war in Saint-Domingue comes to a close as General Henri Christophe gives the final blow to Rigaud and his forces. Hell-bent on destroying the southern forces, Christophe launches his so called ‘April Offensive’ with the objective of overpowering the weak Rigaudist army with the sheer number of his own force. Following one month of brutal marching, the Army of the North enters Port-au-Prince, and effectively takes control of the colony, but falling short of capturing Rigaud, who fled to England a few days before Christophe’s entry.

Despite Leclerc’s call for non-violent assimilation, pillaging and raiding takes place, as the Army of the North viciously takes revenge on the citizens of the south, stealing their property, burning their crops and violently abusing of them in many ways. Many Rigaudist prisoner’s of war are summarily executed and lynched contrary to Leclerc’s orders, who wished to re-integrate them into the new army of Saint Domingue. It is largely believed that such massacres were carried out under the orders of Henri Christophe himself, with possible permission from Toussaint, though nothing can be said for sure.

Immediately following the capitulation of Port-au-Prince, the old Army of the North is reformed into the ‘Guard of Saint-Domingue’, now being the colony’s main defense force. The army is then ordered to march into the colony of Santo-Domingo, where they dissolve the local Pro-Spanish administration and decree the liberty of all slaves in the colony. Despite the occasional lynchings of old colonial figures from the previous administration and the confiscation of their property, the transition is relatively peaceful, mainly due to the presence of the Guards who successfully aid the newly freed slaves in building new neighbourhoods and finding new jobs.

A large amount of anti-French propaganda starts to circulate throughout Saint-Domingue, especially in the hard hit south. Carried out through secret meetings and the distribution of political pamphlets, the campaign denounces the French promises of emancipation as a ‘provisional move’ made to gain influence over the populace, but with the final intent of re-instituting slavery. The campaign comes in excellent timing together with the massacres, and proves to be doubly effective. While many perpetrators of the campaign were caught, trialled and executed, the damage had already been done, and a wave of anti-French sentiment grows in the southern area of Haiti.

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One of the several naval engagements that took place during the 'Glorious May'.

Prime Minister Pitt issues a simple yet effective order to all the British fleets in the Caribbean: ‘Sink, burn or capture the French fleets!’. His orders were quickly carried out. By maximizing the renowned effectiveness of the Royal Navy and employing the use of several ingenious new tactics of combat, the British fleets carry out a wide scale offensive against the French fleets. Over the course of the month of May, the British scour the seas and attack all the French fleets found in the region, even to the point of building small batteries in the islets and sandbanks found in the mouths of the harbours controlled by the French, in an attempt of preventing the French from escaping to their harbours. The French attempt to organise themselves into bigger concise task force, but hammered by the lack of supplies and far away from home with little means of communication, such efforts fail. In the end, 2 French fleets are destroyed. The whole affair proves to be one of the first blunders of Bonaparte’s young government, and remains a symbol of great pride of the Royal Navy, who now refer to the event as ‘The Glorious May’.

3 units of the Russian Army are dispatched to protect the new Russian enterprises in Alaska, they are expected to reach Alaska by the end of the year.

The Russians attempt to make contact with the local natives in Alaska in order to expand the local fur trade, but efforts end up being futile, with the natives remaining reluctant to trade with the Russians.

The government of Denmark issues a formal declaration, claiming all of the North American territory not yet claimed by either the Russians or the British as legitimate Danish territory.

Middle East and Africa

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Sidney Smith, the new British Deputy Minister to the Sublime Porte.

The British Government appoints Sidney Smith, the renowned naval officer, to the position of Deputy Minister to the Sublime Porte, with his main job being to aid Sir Thomas Bruce (the current ambassador) in the daily diplomatic affairs of the British embassy in Constantinople.

The already large opposition to the Convention of Cairo grows even more within the Ottoman Empire. While before being reserved to whispers and distanced opinions, the movement grows to encompass many areas of the Ottoman Society, with even high ranking political and military figures within the empire disapproving of the treaty and in full outrage of the leniency granted to the French presence in Egypt.

Following the escalation of a Luso-Omani conflict over Zanzibar, the British Admiralty dispatches one fleet already in the Indian Ocean to aid their Portuguese allies in the conflict to come.

Kleber remains with his position in Egypt, slowly transferring the administrative powers to the newly installed Ottoman government. Yet, he remains an important figure in Cairo, where he, with the support of the Catholic church, pushes for the abolition of religious limitations in the soldiers of the local army, especially in relation to the Coptic faith.

Kleber also lobbies for the elimination of taxes on other religious groups in Egypt, however such measures prove to be fruitless.

An expedition is sent from the Danish settlements in the Gold coast up the Niger river, with the objective of establishing better trade relations with the local natives. The expedition is yet to report back.

The Danish government also spends a great amount of government funds in developing the plantations and farms of the Gold Coast colony. The action succeeds and the Danish reap extra benefits from their agricultural exploits in the colony.

The expedition sent by the Papacy to the Kingdom of the Kongo finally arrives in its destination, where it is received with great rejoice by the King. More word in regards to the result of said expedition is sure to follow shortly.

Asia

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The Emperor of the Qing Empire.

Following Sikh aggression in Rajputana, the East India Company moves troops to the Rajputanian states still not invaded by the Sikhs, as a answer to the call of the local princes. The company makes it very clear that war with the Sikhs is not their intention, that negotiations are being carried out and that the move of troops was done simply in order to answer the call of the Princes.

3 new Sepoy units are recruited by the East India Company under direct orders from London, with the objective of increasing the size of their military forces.

Following months of crisis, both parties meet and together draft a treaty. The main clause of said treaty calls for an immediate end to the conflict and recognises the current territorial conquest of the Sikh empire as their legitimate territory, yet also forces the Sikhs to recognise all the territory not yet invaded by them in Rajputana as British protected territory. Other clauses were included in the treaty, but were not yet disclosed.

The Sikhs continue their expansions, however this time they strike east. The Maharaja expands his army by 3 units and then launches an invasion into the Princedom of Sindh, with the main objective being the capture of the port city of Karachi. The small Sindh armies are quickly overpowered by the Sikh forces, who rapidly take control of the territory, losing one unit in the process.

The Maharaja also begins the construction of new fortresses in the newly conquered territories of Rajputan, to better enforce Sikh domination over the region.

A meritocratic reform takes place in the Sikh army, with the Maharaja removing religious limitations in the army, and making sure that men would be promoted based in their expertise, and not in government ties.

Afraid of China's naval ambitions in the area, and weary of possible Chinese meddling in Japanese trade, the Satsuma clan acknowledges that Ryukyu is subject to pay tribute to the Qing Dynasty only, and not to Japan.

Several Japanese pirate ships carry out raiding operations to Qing tribute boats coming from the Joseon State. The Imperial government in the Forbidden city then deems the Joseon State of being unable to properly defend themselves, and immediately dispatches 5 units of its army to take charge of the peninsula. Surprisingly, the lords of Joseon barely do anything, allowing the Qing troops to enter into their territory, kept in line with bribes and promises of increased autonomy.

The Qing government begins the recruiting of 6 new units for its army.

Several units that were previously instructed with taking down the rebels in the central provinces are demobilised, with the exception of two who remain to tackle down on the remnants of the White Lotus Society.

Following their refusal to once again pay tribute to the Emperor, the armies of Qing launch a daring invasion plan. Through the north, 5 units invade the Vietnamese territory and lay siege to the city of Hanoi, supported by the local Chinese population. More to the south, 6 land units supported by 4 naval units perform an amphibious landing to the central area of Dai Viet, preventing reinforcements from relieving Hanoi. Over the course of the invasion 4 Vietnamese units are killed, while the Qing armies lose 2 units.

A very large investment is made by the Qing government to further increase the production of gold in the Empire, a measure that proves successful in the end.

The policies of Reform in the Qing Army continue, with many new policies being instituted with success.

The Chinese Emperor also issues a new decree, for the first time recognising Christianity as a faith. Needless to say, conversions to Christianity and intermarriages remain strictly illegal within the Qing Empire.
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French Republic
First Consul: Napoleon Bonaparte (Huojin)
Popularity: High
Units: 16/24 [-40, 1 in Rome, 6 in Gibraltar, 1 in Egypt, -120 maintenance]
Fleets: 4/7 [-15, 3 in the Caribbean -35 maintenance] - 5 under construction [Q4 1800, Q1 1801, Q2 1801, Q3 1801, Q4 1801, Q1 1802]
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Economy: +350
Debt: 1260
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Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition, Quasi-War, War of Knives, Saint-Domingue unrest
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Saint-Domingue Guards
Units: 4

Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland
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Prime Minister: William Pitt ‘The Younger’
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North American Natives
Units: 2
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Electorate of Hannover (Personal Union)
Units: 0/1 [-5, 1 in Stade, -5 maintenance]
Stability: 1
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition, Prussian Invasion of Hannover
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Canadian Militias
Units: 2
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French POW's
Unit: 1

Kingdom of Prussia
King: Frederick William III (Master of Oblivion)
Popularity: Low
Units: 6/10 [-20, 4 in Hannover-50 maintenance]
Fleets: 1/1 [-5 maintenance]
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Income: +110 [+30 Trade, -55 Debt Interest]
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Habsburg Monarchy
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Popularity: Very Low
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Fleets: 1/1 [-5 maintenance] - 2 under construction [Q4 1800, Q1 1801]
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Conflicts: None

Empire of Russia
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Popularity: Somewhat Low
Units: 13/16 [-15, 3 going to Alaska, -80 maintenance]
Fleets: 5/5 [-25 maintenance]
Economy: +170
Debt: 180
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Conflicts: Baltic Tensions, Circassian Unrest, Iranian Tensions

Kingdom of Spain
King: Charles IV (The_Hawkish_Pacifist)
Popularity: Moderate
Units: 4/6 [-10, 2 in Gibraltar, -30 maintenance]
Fleets: 7/7 [-35 maintenance] - 2 under construction [Q4 1800, Q1801]
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Colonial Militias
Units: 6 [1 in New Spain, 1 in Cuba, 1 in New Granada, 1 in Peru, 1 in Rio de la Plata, 1 in Louisiana]

Sublime Ottoman State
Sultan: Selim III (Aesculus)
Popularity: Low
Units: 7/10 [-15, 3 in the Sinai, -50 maintenance]
Fleets: 6/6 [-30 maintenance]
Economy: +155
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Batavian Republic
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Popularity: Moderate
Units: 1/3 [-10, 2 in Holland, -15 maintenance]
Fleets: 7/7 [-35 maintenance]
Economy: +170
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Electorate of Bavaria
Elector: Maximilian I Joseph (Hussam_B)
Popularity: Moderate
Units: 4/4 [-20 maintenance]
Economy: +90
Debt: 130
Income: +90 [+30 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Denmark
King: Christian VII
Popularity: Low
Units: 4/4 [-20 maintenance
Fleets: 8/8 [-40 maintenance]
Defences: New daneverik line
Economy: +140
Debt: 665
Income: +130 [+30 Kingdom of Norway, +25 Sound Dues, +10 Caribbean Income, +15 Gold Coast Income, +35 Trade, -35 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: None
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Kingdom of Norway (Personal Union)
Stability: 5
Units: 2/2 [-10 maintenance]
Fleets: 4/4 [-20 maintenance]
Conflicts: Baltic Tensions

Italian Republic
Vice-President: Francesco Melzi d’Eril (Sonny)
Popularity: Somewhat High
Units: 4/8 [-20, 4 in Rome, -40 maintenance]
Fleets: 4/4 [-20 maintenance]
Economy: +120
Debt: 90
Income: +65 [+30 Trade, -5 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition

The Papal States
Pope: Pius VII (Smyg)
Popularity: Moderate
Economy: +30
Debt: 230
Income: +40 [+20 Papal Tributes, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: None

Maratha Empire
Chatrapati: Shahu II (Murtox)
Popularity: Moderate
Units: 10/10 [-50 maintenance]
Fleets: 1/1 [-5 maintenance]
Economy: +120
Debt: 900
Income: +85 [+10 Cotton Trade, +15 Spice Trade, +40 Trade, -45 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: British Tensions

Sikh Empire
Maharaja: Ranjit Singh (Red John)
Popularity: Very High
Units: 6/11 [-25 , 5 in Rajputana, -55 maintenance]
Economy: +100
Debt: 180
Income: +40 [+30 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Afghan Tensions

United States of America
President: John Adams (Huojin)
Popularity: Low
Units: 2/2 [-10 maintenance]
Fleets: 0/3 [-15, 1 in the Caribbean, 2 in the North Atlantic, -15 maintenance]
Defences: Forts & Coastal Batteries
Economy: +120
Debt: 265
Income: +100 [+30 Trade, +20 Southern Agriculture, -15 Barbary Tribute, -15 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Quasi-War, Native American Unrest
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Native Americans
Units: 4
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US State Militias
Units: 12

Sublime State of Iran
Shah: Fath-Ali Shah (Coin)
Popularity: Somewhat High
Units: 8/8 [-40 maintenance]
Fleets: 1/1 [-5 maintenance] - 1 under construction [Q4 1800]
Economy: +105
Debt: 270
Income: +100 [+35 Trade, +20 Vassal Tributes, -15 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Russian Tensions

Kingdom of Morocco
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Popularity: High
Units: 7/7 [-35 maintenance]
Fleets: 2/2 [-10 maintenance]
Economy: +80
Debt: 270
Income: +50 [+30 Trade, -15 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Portugal
Queen: Mary I (LordMoose)
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Units: 6/6 [-30 maintenance]
Fleets: 5/5 [-25 maintenance]
Economy: +120
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Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition, Omani tensions

Electorate of Saxony
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Popularity: Low
Units: 3/3 [-15 maintenance]
Defences: Border forts
Economy: +85
Debt: 0
Income: +80 [+25 Trade]
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Sweden
King: Gustav IV Adolf (lbj181)
Popularity: Somewhat High
Units: 17/17 [-85 maintenance]
Fleets: 6/6 [-30 maintenance] - 5 under construction [Q4 1800, Q1 1801, Q2 1801, Q3 1801, Q4 1801]
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Income: +65 [+20 Swedish Furs, +15 Baltic Trade, +35 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Baltic Tensions, Tensions with Tripoli

Qing Empire
Emperor: Jiaqing (Gesar)
Popularity: Somewhat high
Units: 12/28 [-80, 2 in central China, 9 in Dai Viet, 5 units in Joseon -140 maintenance]
Fleets: 0/6 [-30, 2 in Nagasaki, 4 in Dai Viet Coast -30 maintenance] - 3 under construction [Q3 1800, Q4 1800, Q1 1801]
Defences: Pearl River Blockhouses
Economy: +300
Debt: 720
Income: +60 [+80 Trade, -40 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: White Lotus Society, piracy, Invasion of Dai Viet
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White Lotus Society
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Principality of Moldavia (Tributary of the Ottomans)
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Duchy of Hesse
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Principality of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel
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Units: 3
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Conflicts: None

Helvetic Republic
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Kingdom of Sardinia
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Khartli-Kartaveli
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Kingdom of Imereti
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Maratha Empire
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Mughal Empire
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Sikh Empire
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Kingdom of Afghanistan
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Tokugawa Shogunate
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Kingdom of Champasak
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Sultanate of Maguindanao
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Fleets: 1
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Re: World News

Post by Luc » 19:23:47 Friday, 21 July, 2017

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World CrisesShow
War of the Second Coalition
Anglo-Baltic Tensions
Irish Unrest
Portuguese Civil War
Lotus Unrest
Austrian Unrest
Turkish Unrest
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Crown Prince George Augustus Frederick, Regent of the United Kingdom

With the King’s health deteriorating rapidly, Prime Minister Pitt is quick to seize the opportunity and puts forth the old Regency Bill of 1789 to a vote in parliament, with the intention of making the Crown Prince George the Regent until his father recovers mentally from the "daily pressures of ruling". Most of Parliament concludes that for the stability of the nation, such action must be taken, and the vote is passed through with ease.

The British government, now supported by the Prince Regent, moves on to focus in passing effective reform in regards to Ireland, wishing to appease the local populace. The Prime Minister and his cabinet takes significant executive action in granting more rights to the Irish subjects of Great Britain, these actions range from ending the discrimination against Catholics in the Royal Army and eliminating large amounts of career limitation on Catholics. Such measures are successfully carried out and greatly increase the popularity of Pitt’s government in Ireland, which are in their part supported by a large propaganda campaign made by the government to increase the government’s standing with the local Catholic populace, yet, the wish for full emancipation still lingers in the hearts of most Irishmen…

The units of the British Army garrisoned in Ireland are put on high alert status, with the local government fearing a possible uprising or revolt originated from french influence. While no revolt or uprising takes place the army is able to localize several small pockets of pro-French and pro-Republican troublemakers and neutralize them.

This however is not enough to stall anti-British activity in the isle. Many members of Parliament who voted against the union with Britain start to make speeches around the country, denouncing the measure of emancipation taken by the British as nothing more than a ploy to distract them from the 'real' issues of independence and sovereignty in Ireland. It is even seen that there is a rise in the number of Pro-Independence clubs and assemblies, that despite still being mostly small groups, are already making large amounts of noise in regard to the political situation in Ireland.
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Sir Alexander John Ball

After defeating the local French garrison, the British government dispatches Sir Alexander Ball to negotiate with the local Maltese resistance. In the end, it is announced that the people of Malta, weary of possible French aggression in the future, had accepted to become a protectorate of Great Britain, while retaining significant powers over the matters of home rule and local administration.

Following several months of occupation, the King of Prussia orders a general withdrawal of all Prussian troops from Hannover, effectively ending the occupation.

However, the Hanoverians are quick to discover that their perils were far from over, as 3 French units march in and begin a new occupation of the territory.

The last unit of the Hanoverian army, that until then had remained holed up in Stade, is quietly evacuated to the English mainland, where it is reformed into the King’s German Legion.

The Kingdom of Sweden makes a large investment into the long theorised agricultural reform, an action that mostly succeeds and yields a good amount of economic growth in the Kingdom. However, the gross of the change is expected to come with time.

The King of Sweden attempts to find a way to increase the speed of the construction of the Swedish navy. He then resorts to expand the royal shipyards, an action that, whilst increasing the speed of construction, is still not enough to make any significant change.

The Swedish government also initiates a new policy, offering money to family in exchange of asking them to have more offspring. The action has very varied results, with the population increasing in certain areas, but with several areas still not showing any significant growth despite the government aid.

The King of Denmark once again orders for an expansion of his navy, commissioning for the construction of 5 new fleets for its powerful navy.

The Danish government, weary of the rapid militarisation of the Swedish army and fearing the possibility of an invasion in Norway, recruits and dispatches 3 new land units to safeguard its northern possessions.

In another anti-Swedish measure, the Danish government builds several fortifications along the Norwegian-Swedish border. The defences are built in a way to mirror the defences built previously in the old Danevirke line.

The Danish Finance Ministry announces that it will pay off the entirety of its debt, as a way to help the local economy grow.

The Ministry also makes a significant investment into the Norwegian iron mines, with the objective of improving its efficiency. The action is a success and Denmark now enjoys a larger income from its mining operations in Norway.

The King of Denmark starts a commission composed of several Danish and Norwegian scholars to unite the both languages and form one single dialect. The commission already begins to work and starts to show good signs of progress.

The Danish government establishes a claim stating that all the isles in the Arctic are property of the Danish Crown. If the claim will be respected by the international community however is another story…

Following a similar style as before, the Danish dispatch a total of three new expeditions to explore their newly claimed lands. One is sent to the recently claimed Arctic islands, another is sent to the claimed territories in North America and the last one is sent to the coast of West Africa.

The Elector of Saxony makes a large investment into Saxony’s Industry and trade. The action succeeds in boosting economic activity within the electorate, increasing by a good amount the Duchy’s income.

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Emperor Francis II, now detested by most of his people

The internal situation continues to worsen in Austria, where Emperor Francis takes drastic measures to maintain his stature. Beforehand, despite the humiliating victories at the hands of the French in southern Germany and Italy, most of the populace still remained loyal to Francis and the Habsburg monarchy in general. Most feared that an alternative to Francis would politically destabilize Central Europe and bring forth a state as violent and as radical as Jacobin France had been during the first half of the 1790s, thus most still remained somewhat loyal to the Habsburg court in Vienna. However, all of that was about to change…

Following weeks of uncertainty, Habsburg officials make a public declaration announcing that Austrian police officials had recently uncovered a plot perpetrated by French agents and local radicals to depose the Monarchy and install a pro-French government in Austria. The announcement is shortly followed by the trials of said agents, who are all charged with treason and shortly thereafter put to death by public hanging. The newly arrived French ambassador to Vienna denies any French involvement in the plot.

Following the execution of the plotters, the Emperor announces new and drastic measures to counter the effects of possible revolutionary sentiment within his empire, by deploying 4 land units to curb any radical movement, effectively putting most of the Habsburg territory under martial law.

Francis’ popularity hits an all time low, for not only the people see him as a tyrant, but his own government’s opinion seems to shift. Rumours have started to circulate around the Habsburg territories that a plot is brewing among the Austrian ministers of state and other members of the nobility to dethrone Francis and install one of his close family members on the throne, either one of his brothers or one of his small children. The future of Austria remains uncertain, and some feel only a miracle can save Francis now…

The whole moment of weakness within the Austrian government is seen as an oportunity by the Josephinst members of the Austrian government & court, who plan on using the instability currently present to pass on meaningful social & economic reforms within the empire. Needless to say, they are some of the biggest suspects in regard to the plot to depose Francis.

The Austrian government also attempts to continue its bureaucratic reforms within the empire, however due to the general political instability, nothing gets done. As a matter of fact, Austria’s economy takes a turn for the worse, as combination of the existing political strife and the enactment of martial law damage the nation’s economic cycle.

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Maximilian Von Moteglas, Bavaria's new and controversial Minister of State

In Bavaria, Minister of State Maximilian von Montgelas enacts - with the king’s consent - drastic reforms to the nation’s tax code. The Minister announces that from now on, both the clergy and the nobility will also be forced to pay taxes to the crown. The reforms increase the income of the state, and make both the King and von Montgelas extremely popular with the common men of the Kingdom, yet significantly lowers the standing of the government with the church and the nobility of Bavaria, who understandably stand against the reforms.

In the Imperial Diet of Regensburg, Bavarian envoys make a radical call to the imperial electorate, calling them to severe ties with the Habsburgs and attempt an alliance with Bonaparte. Most see such a proposal as an absurdity, for most consider Napoleon a threat to stability in Central Europe, however, most delegates recognise the fact that Habsburg authority over the empire is waning fast.

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Scenes from the revolts in Southern Italy

Shortly after the surrender and abdication of King Ferdinand in Rome, a Royal Navy frigate quietly escorts Francis, the heir to Naples, and the rest of his court to the island of Sicily, where the Prince quickly regains control of the island as the mostly pro-monarchist and Catholic population of the isle assist in ousting the local weak Republican administration. Shortly thereafter, Sicily is declared to be a new Kingdom with Francis being crowned as its king.

With the help and influence of the British Colonel William Bentinck, the Liberal Francis and his new government issue a new constitution, establishing a constitutional monarchy in Sicily and emancipating all the peasants in the island, effectively abolishing serfdom.

The establishment of a new government in Sicily causes great upheaval in southern continental Italy, where several peasant revolts take place throwing the countryside into anarchy, with the new Republican administration in Napoli being too weak to properly handle the situation. Fortunately however, possibly foreseeing something of the sort, Bonaparte dispatches a unit of the French army to the southern provinces with the objective of pacifying it after its integration into the new Italian Republic. The army is able to put the rebellions down with ease, but not at an easy cost, as the army carries out several atrocities such as mass executions, beheadings and mass drownings to put the populace in place, which don't help the popularity of the local government.

The French government once again increases the size of its army, recruiting 3 new land units into its force.

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Prime Minister Coutinho addresses the Portuguese Assembly after the Coup

In Portugal, disaster ensues. The Portuguese Regent, Crown Prince John, had taken several decisions that angered the Portuguese nobility, with the most prominent of those being the breaking of the Anglo-Portuguese alliance, that had been in place for hundreds of years, and a rapid approximation to France. Not long after, the Crown Prince unveiled to his court a new treaty signed with the French. The treaty had several clauses that were met with disapproval by the Portuguese government, such as the political alignment with France and the ending of trade with Great Britain.

The most damaging clause however, proved to be the one in relation to Portugal’s Navy, for it transferred the Portuguese Navy from Portuguese command to direct rule from the French government. Not only that, but the treaty also stated that any sailor that would be unwilling to cooperate with the French would be replaced by a French sailor. The government pleaded for the treaty to be refuted, or at least called for better terms, but John did not listen, and signed it anyway.

The consequences were huge and unimagined. For the first time in the history of Portugal, the government stood against its King. In an act of extreme boldness, Luis de Sousa Coutinho, the Prime Minister of Portugal, launches a coup d’etat alongside several high ranking members of the Portuguese Army and Navy, seeking to depose and replace King John as both the Regent and the Crown Prince of Portugal.

The Army quickly seizes Lisbon and the Navy rallies to its support, taking control of the city and most of its surrounding districts. The Crown prince is however able to escape to the north of the country, where he rallies the local populace and sets up a new government in the city of Porto. The southernmost region of Algarve also remains staunchly pro-John.

Prime Minister Coutinho now leads a Junta in Lisbon alongside other nobles and notable military commanders from both branches of the armed forces. He also commands the enraged Portuguese Navy, and the majority of the land Army.

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The Russian Army makes its way down south towards Circassia under terrible conditions

The Russian Czar orders an immense military buildup, effectively mobilizing large amounts of the peasantry with the final objective of recruiting 10 new military units into the Russian army. This leaves many farms and villages deserted, which starts to harm the Russian economy and its vital agricultural sector. The sudden mobilization leaves many worried that the Czar might be plotting to engage in some military campaign in the near future.

The Czar also orders for the construction of 3 naval units in the Black Sea, which scares many officials in the Ottoman government, who fear possible conflict with the Russians.

The Russian finance ministry organizes a large pay-off of the nation’s debt, eliminating it completely.

The then orders for a total of 8 land units led by General Alexander Suvorov to march on Circasia to once and for all end the conflict in the region. The large army is severely delayed by the rains and bad weather, that turn most of the few Russian roads into pure streams of mud, which gives the Circassians time to prepare. The army then arrives at the northernmost border of Circassian territory, where it prepares for its campaign against the enemy.

The Russian government also funnels more money into the timber industry, expanding it and reaping more economic benefits from it.

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Scene from the Vicious but heroic fight for Gibraltar

Following the victory at Malta, the British Admiralty dispatches three naval units, one from the Mediterranean, one from the bay of Biscay and one from the English home isles, to relieve Gibraltar from the Franco-Spanish siege. They bring in new troops and more supplies for the besieged garrison of the fortress.

The French once again attempt to breach the fortress, attacking and bombarding the Rock mercilessly. Then, they attempt it, to take it by storm. Many believed that this time the Rock would fall, that the British would be defeated, the garrison slaughtered and that the tricolour would wave proudly over the bottleneck of the Mediterranean. Even Napoleon was certain of victory, constantly bragging about it in government meetings. His assumption couldn't have been wronger. As the French and Spanish forces advanced, the British, though broken and battered, remained disciplined, and fought at every step of the way. The heavily barricaded garrison gave the besiegers hell, and even though they made significant advances while marching in direction of the rock, the invaders were frequently set back by rains and constant artillery pounding by the large batteries of the garrison. For every meter advanced, hundreds of Frenchmen and Spaniards lost their lives, while several others simply ran away, fearing certain death before the brave British defenders. In the end, advances were made, but not enough, and the Union Jack still flew proudly over the rock. Two units, one French and one Spanish are massacred in the botched attempt to seize the Rock.

The fleets bring in a total of two new British units to Gibraltar, who join the now expanded garrison.

Shortly after, the first British fleet arrived, escorting a long chain of supply ships, that easily broke through the barges set up by the French and Spanish to siege it by sea. The fleets then go on to shell the besiegers without remorse, through night and day, as revenge for the siege, causing immense amounts of damage to the Franco-Spanish force and causing large setbacks in the siege effort. Following that, the fleet delivered fresh supplies to the garrison and new reinforcements to replace the dead and the wounded, establishing a supply line linking Gibraltar to both the island of Minorca (still under British occupation) and Malta. The civilian population and the wounded soldiers from the garrison are also slowly evacuated.

Following the arrival of the Navy, the Fleets devise a strategy to seize the Spanish African port of Ceuta by landing Marines and armed sailors in the proximities and attacking the city at night via its weaker eastern walls. The brave Britons do so, and under the heavy fog of the night, scale the walls with ropes and are unleashed upon the city. They catch the Spanish garrison by surprise, and quickly take control of many areas of the city. The garrison however, quickly reorganizes itself to fend off the invading British, and manage to stop their advance. What ensues is days of urban warfare, as the tight streets are covered in blood from both sides, yet in the end, the British marines are able to take the city, with the support of both the blockading navy and one of the units of soldiers sent to Gibraltar, who are brought in as reinforcements.

The new British fleets effectively lock down the straits of Gibraltar, now preventing the Spanish fleets anchored in Cadiz and Barcelona from being able to leave the Mediterranean. There were rumours that the fleets would move out at some point over the course of the next months, but due to the arrival of the Royal Navy in the area, no such thing takes place.

Americas


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The two main pretenders to the Presidency of the United States, President John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

Its election time in the United States, as the Federalist Party and the Republican Party will fight head on for the Presidency of the young Republic. While there are many candidates on the ballot, most expect for the thick of the fight to be between John Adams, current President, Founding father and leader of the Federalist Party, and Thomas Jefferson, leader of the Republican Party and author of the American Declaration of Independence. Another prominent candidate is Aaron Burr, hero of the Revolutionary War and ex senator for New York. Whilst most don't expect him to win, his presence in the ballots is expected to ‘steal’ electoral college votes from both of the main candidates, which proves to be a concerning fact. Other candidates in the election are Charles Pinckney, veteran of the Revolutionary War and previous ambassador to France, and John Jay, the governor of New York. The results of the election are expected to be made public in the first days of December.

In a sudden turn of events, it is announced by both the American and French governments that the previous commercial hostilities between the two nations are now over, effectively ending the Quasi-War. Not only is the war put to an end, but both nations put back into effect the treaty of 1778, once again establishing a Franco-American alliance. With both the French government and the US Congress ratifying the treaty, peace is expected to once again reign in the Atlantic, at least for the forseeable future...

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The Agricultural prosperity of Saint-Domingue resumes following Bonaparte's Land Reform

First Consul Bonaparte makes a public proclamation where he reaffirms that slavery will never be re-established in the French colonies, calling himself a ‘Liberator, not an oppressor’.

In Haiti, the Guards of Saint-Domingue manage to track down a cell of pro-British agents, headed by several English emigrés and many anti-French freedmen, and destroy it. The men behind it are trialled in Revolutionary courts and then publicly executed by hanging in the Port of Port-au-Prince.

Despite being weakened, the anti-French cells within Saint-Domingue continue their activities, and a new surge of propaganda papers, ones which iconically refer to the Guards as ‘rabid dogs’, find themselves spread across the colony.

The French government in Saint-Domingue carries out, under the strict guidance of Napoleon, an ambitious land reform program to redistribute the land previously owned by the rich aristocracy to the lower classes, mostly composed of freed slaves. The measure is a great success for the local government, for it restarts the economic cycle in the island and increases the popularity of Napoleon among the freedmen.

In a Foreign Office conference, the British government makes a radical proclamation alongside the Haitian revolutionary André Rigaud, calling for an ousting of French presence from Saint-Domingue and for the establishment of an independent and sovereign nation in its place. Despite this, the proclamation seldom has any effect in Saint-Domingue, mainly due to the hardships of smuggling such information in. However, some do get word of such occurrence, and it is unknown what they shall do about it...

Following their disastrous defeats in the middle of the year, Napoleon calls for a general withdrawal of the french navy in the Caribbean, ordering them to retreat to the safe ports of Saint-Domingue. The Navy executes the order and retreats to the Island, but are unable to fend off the attacking British fleets that harass them and pursue them at all opportunities. In the end, the French fleets manage to find port in saint-Domingue, with the exception of one fleet which is sunk by the British off the coast of Puerto Rico.

The Royal Navy successfully carries out an operation to seize the island of Guadaloupe from France by blockading the port and landing large amounts of Marines in the island to take it over. The operation is a success and the British take over the island with ease.

The Russians continue to invest in expanding their Alaskan territories, focusing in the expansion of the fur trade in the region. The action is mostly successful, and the Russians see a small growth in their colonial income and in the population levels of the Alaskan colony.

Middle East and Africa


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Sultan Selim III, now sourounded by enemies

The Ottoman Sultan orders for the construction of new fortifications in the Caucasus, and issues a decree commanding the officer class of the Ottoman Army to focus in drilling the ranks of the armed forces in mountain warfare. Such actions lead to suspicion that the Sultan may be planning - or at least, preparing his nation - to take action against the Russians.

Such beliefs are further strengthened by a general expansion of the Ottoman armed forces, with the Sultan calling for the recruitment of 2 new land units and for the construction of 2 new fleets for the navy.

The Ottoman government also issues a public statement, publicly supporting the Kingdom of Iran in their struggle against the Russians, an action that further intensifies the rising tensions between the Turks and the northern Empire.

Rumours start to run through the Ottoman Court, as word of a possible conspiracy to depose the Ottoman Sultan comes to the attention of the government. It is not known who exactly is behind such plot, and if such plot is even real at all or just some sensationalist rumour, but most say that such thoughts originated among the ranks of the ottoman officer corps.

Despite criticism, the French presence in Egypt under Kleber remains as strong as ever. The French now open new hospitals and schools to the local populace, and portray Kleber as the greatest ally and friend of the local Wali.

The Shah of Iran orders for the construction of several new fortifications in Balochistan, fearing the possibility of possible Sikh expansion in the region.

The Iranian government also continues a large expansion of its armed forces, recruiting 2 new land units and continuing the sprawling modernisation efforts that have been slowly put in place since the beginning of the year.

The Iranian Navy is also expanded, as the Shah commissions the construction of another fleet.

An immense amount of fund from the Royal treasury are also funnelled into improving the road system of the Empire, another successful action that slowly increases the trade within the region.

After long diplomatic discussions, and many concessions, the Khartli-Kartaveli once again swear allegiance to the Persian throne, after being neglected by the Russians and offered significant autonomy under the Sun throne.

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The now abandoned fort at Arguin

The expedition sent by the Holy See arrives in the old base at Arguin, and finds the area to be completely abandoned, with only a few native tribes living in its proximities. However, the actual fortress remains mostly intact.

The Papal Envoys continue to discuss matters of state with King Henrique of the Kongo. The King seems to be willing to open up to European trade, but is however afraid of possible European expansion into the area.

Asia


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Company officials arrive in the Rajputana region to establish control

Following the breaking of the Anglo-Portuguese alliance, the British fleet originally dispatched to assist the Portuguese against the Omanis in the east coast of Africa is diverted to India.

Following the defeat of the Sindhis and the Anglo-Sikh treaties, Company troops march into the old Sindh territory and enforce the British rule over the area, taking control of all lands south of the Indus river. The company officials also expel the Talpur tribes and restore their lands to the Sindhi Princes, which greatly boosts the popularity of Company Rule in the area.

The Maratha Empire carries out a large amount of military reforms, hiring foreign experts to better drill their armed forces in both artillery and musket doctrine. They successfully increase the skill of the Marathan army.

The Empire also invests more money in both the textile and arms industry within its territory, boosting the local economic cycle.

The Empire also upgrades the walls of its capital city, Pune, better fortifying the city walls and building more forts in its proximity.

There is also a general buildup of the nation’s military, with 5 land units being recruited and 2 naval fleets being commissioned, an act that brings alarm to Company officials in the surrounding territories.


While he does that, he is able to drive the Marathan nation into deep, deep debt, literally quenching the entirety of the nation’s treasury.
Player StatsShow
French Republic
First Consul: Napoleon Bonaparte (Huojin)
Popularity: High
Units: 16/26 [-50, 3 in Hannover, 1 in Southern Italy, 5 in Gibraltar, 1 in Egypt, -130 maintenance]
Fleets: 6/6 [ -30 maintenance] - 5 under construction [Q4 1800, Q1 1801, Q2 1801, Q3 1801, Q4 1801, Q1 1802]
Defences: Fortifications along the Rhine
Economy: +350
Debt: 1260
Income: +205 [+50 French Agriculture, +5 Caribbean Income, +10 Trade, +40 Italian Tribute, +15 Batavian Tribute, +5 Swiss Tribute, -60 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition, Saint-Domingue unrest
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Saint-Domingue
Governor-General: Charles Leclerc (Flaming Bolshevik)
Popularity: Low
Units: 4/4 [-20 maintenance]
Economy: +30
Debt: 0
Income: +35 [+15 Local agriculture, +10 Trade]
Conflicts: Saint-Domingue unrest

Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland
King: George III (Serenissima)
Prime Minister: William Pitt ‘The Younger’
Popularity: Moderate
Units: 5/15 [-50, 2 going somewhere, 2 in Ireland, 1 in the Cape Colony, 1 in Jamaica, 2 in Gibraltar, 1 in Canada, 1 in Ceuta, -75 maintenance]
Fleets: 0/25 [-125, 3 in Gibraltar, 5 in the Caribbean, 5 in the Bay of Biscay, 3 in the Indian Ocean, 5 in the North Atlantic, 5 in the Mediterranean -125 maintenance] - 2 under construction [Q1 1801, Q2 1801]
Defences: Gibraltar
Economy: +365
Debt: 720
Income: +235 [+15 Kingdom of Ireland, +25 North American Income, +50 Caribbean Income, +50 Indian Income, +10 Malayan Trade, +60 Trade, +70 English Banking & Industry, -35 Debt Interest] - 2 under construction [Q1, 1801, Q2, 1801]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition, Baltic Tensions, Native American Unrest, Marathan Tensions, Prussian invasion of Hannover, Irish unrest
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North American Natives
Units: 2
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Protectorate of Malta (Protectorate)
Stability: 1
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Canadian Militias
Units: 2
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French POW's
Unit: 1


Kingdom of Prussia
King: Frederick William III (Master of Oblivion)
Popularity: Low
Units: 10/10 [-50 maintenance]
Fleets: 1/1 [-5 maintenance]
Defences: Silesian Fortresses
Economy: +210
Debt: 1100
Income: +130 [+30 Trade, -55 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Baltic Tensions, Prussian Invasion of Hannover

Habsburg Monarchy
Emperor: Francis II (Flamelord)
Popularity: Abysmal
Units: 14/18 [-20, 4 in Austria, -90 maintenance]
Fleets: 1/1 [-5 maintenance] - 2 under construction [Q4 1800, Q1 1801]
Economy: +215
Debt: 810
Income: 165 [+5 Adriatic Trade, +20 Bohemian Mining, +20 Hungarian Agriculture, +10 Danube Tariffs, +25 Trade, +25 HRE Taxation, -40 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Internal Government Plots

Empire of Russia
Tsar: Paul I (Scorpion)
Popularity: Somewhat Low
Units: 23/26 [-55, 3 going to Alaska, 8 in Circassia, -130 maintenance]
Fleets: 5/5 [-25 maintenance] - 3 under construction [Q2 1801, Q3 1801, Q4 1801]
Economy: +180
Debt: 0
Income: +55 [+20 Russian Furs, +30 Ukrainian Agriculture, +10 Alaskan Income, +25 Trade]
Conflicts: Baltic Tensions, Circassian Unrest, Iranian Tensions

Kingdom of Spain
King: Charles IV (The_Hawkish_Pacifist)
Popularity: Moderate
Units: 4/5 [-5, 1 in Gibraltar, -25 maintenance]
Fleets: 7/7 [-35 maintenance] - 2 under construction [Q4 1800, Q1801]
Defences: Fort & Coastal Batteries
Economy: +210
Debt: 1800
Income: +165 [+15 New Spain Mining, +15 New Grenada Mining, +30 Peruvian Mining, +10 Philippine Trade, +25 Caribbean Income +15 Trade, -90 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition, Indigenous American Unrest
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Colonial Militias
Units: 6 [1 in New Spain, 1 in Cuba, 1 in New Granada, 1 in Peru, 1 in Rio de la Plata, 1 in Louisiana]

Sublime Ottoman State
Sultan: Selim III (Aesculus)
Popularity: Low
Units: 9/12 [-15, 3 in the Sinai, -60 maintenance]
Fleets: 6/6 [-30 maintenance] - 2 under construction [Q2 1801, Q3 1801]
Defences: Fortifications in the Caucasus
Economy: +155
Debt: 760
Income: +135 [+15 Black Sea Trade, +15 Turkish Straits Control, +15 Minority Taxation, +20 Barbary Tribute, +40 Vassal Tribute, +60 Trade, -40 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Janissary Unrest, Internal Government Unrest

Batavian Republic
President: Augustijn Gerhard Besier (Useful Dave
Popularity: Moderate
Units: 1/3 [-10, 2 in Holland, -15 maintenance]
Fleets: 7/7 [-35 maintenance]
Economy: +170
Debt: 1800
Income: +165 [+20 Amsterdam Stock Market, +15 Indian Trade, +5 Gold Coast Income, +25 East Indian Income, +30 Caribbean Income, +50 Trade, -90 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition

Helvetic Republic
Landammann: Alois Von Reding (CarpeVerpa)
Popularity: Moderate
Units: 3/3 [-15 maintenance]
Economy: +60
Debt: 150
Income: +55 [+20 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition

Electorate of Bavaria
Elector: Maximilian I Joseph (Hussam_B)
Popularity: Moderate
Units: 4/4 [-20 maintenance]
Economy: +110
Debt: 130
Income: +110 [+30 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: None

Electorate of Württemberg
Elector: Frederick I (acecipher)
Popularity: Somewhat High
Units: 4/4 [-20 maintenance]
Economy: +85
Debt: 150
Income: +80 [+25 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Sardinia
King: Charles Emmanuel IV (Litos)
Popularity: Somewhat Low
Units: 2/2 [-10 maintenance]
Fleets: 3/3 [-15 maintenance]
Economy: +100
Debt: 200
Income: +85 [+20 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Denmark
King: Christian VII (MTFD)
Popularity: Low
Units: 7/7 [-35 maintenance
Fleets: 8/8 [-40 maintenance] - 7 under construction [Q1 1801, Q2 1801, Q3 1801, Q4 1801, Q1 1802, Q2 1802, Q3 1802]
Defences: New daneverik line, Fortifications in the Swedish Border
Economy: +150
Debt: 0
Income: +145 [+30 Kingdom of Norway, +25 Sound Dues, +10 Caribbean Income, +15 Gold Coast Income, +35 Trade]
Conflicts: None
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Kingdom of Norway (Personal Union)
Stability: 5
Units: 5/5 [-25 maintenance]
Fleets: 4/4 [-20 maintenance]
Conflicts: Baltic Tensions

Italian Republic
Vice-President: Francesco Melzi d’Eril
Popularity: Somewhat High
Units: 4/8 [-20, 4 in Rome, -40 maintenance]
Fleets: 4/4 [-20 maintenance]
Economy: +120
Debt: 90
Income: +65 [+30 Trade, -5 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition, Southern Unrest

The Papal States
Pope: Pius VII (Smyg)
Popularity: Moderate
Economy: +30
Debt: 230
Income: +40 [+20 Papal Tributes, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: None

Maratha Empire
Chatrapati: Shahu II (Murtox)
Popularity: Moderate
Units: 15/15 [-75 maintenance]
Fleets: 1/1 [-5 maintenance] - 2 under construction [Q2 1801, Q3 1801]
Defences: Pune walls
Economy: +135
Debt: 1205
Income: +60 [+10 Cotton Trade, +15 Spice Trade, +40 Trade, -60 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: British Tensions

Sikh Empire
Maharaja: Ranjit Singh (Red John)
Popularity: Very High
Units: 6/11 [-25 , 5 in Rajputana, -55 maintenance]
Economy: +100
Debt: 180
Income: +40 [+30 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Afghan Tensions

United States of America
President: John Adams (Tellos)
Popularity: Low
Units: 2/2 [-10 maintenance]
Fleets: 0/3 [-15, 1 in the Caribbean, 2 in the North Atlantic, -15 maintenance]
Defences: Forts & Coastal Batteries
Economy: +120
Debt: 265
Income: +120 [+50 Trade, +20 Southern Agriculture, -15 Barbary Tribute, -15 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Native American Unrest
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Native Americans
Units: 4
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US State Militias
Units: 12

Sublime State of Iran
Shah: Fath-Ali Shah (Coin)
Popularity: Somewhat High
Units: 10/10 [-50 maintenance]
Fleets: 1/1 [-5 maintenance] - 2 under construction [Q4 1800, Q2 1801]
Defences: Balochistan Forts
Economy: +105
Debt: 270
Income: +105 [+50 Trade, +20 Vassal Tributes, -15 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Russian Tensions

Kingdom of Portugal
Queen: Mary I (LordMoose)
Popularity: Low
Units: 2/2 [-10 maintenance]
Fleets: 1/1 [-5 maintenance]
Economy: +50
Debt: 30
Income: +100 [+15 Brazilian Mining, +10 Brazilian Sugar, +25 African Income, +25 Indian Trade Posts, +10 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition, Omani tensions, Portuguese Civil War
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Lisbon Junta (Portuguese Revolt)
Prime Minister: Luis de Sousa Coutinho (Cephal)
Popularity: Somewhat High
Units: 4/4 [-20 maintenance]
Fleets: 4/4 [-20 maintenance]
Economy: +55
Debt: 0
Income: +25 [+10 Trade]
Conflicts: Portuguese Civil War

Electorate of Saxony
Elector: Frederick Augustus I (Niel)
Popularity: Low
Units: 3/3 [-15 maintenance]
Defences: Border forts
Economy: +95
Debt: 0
Income: +90 [+25 Trade]
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Sweden
King: Gustav IV Adolf (lbj181)
Popularity: Somewhat High
Units: 17/17 [-85 maintenance]
Fleets: 6/6 [-30 maintenance] - 5 under construction [Q4 1800, Q1 1801, Q2 1801, Q3 1801, Q4 1801]
Defences: Coastal Fortifications
Economy: +135
Debt: 180
Income: +80 [+20 Swedish Furs, +15 Baltic Trade, +35 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Baltic Tensions, Tensions with Tripoli

Kingdom of Naples & Sicily
King: Francis I (Marankara)
Popularity: Somewhat High
Units: 4/4 [-20 maintenance]
Economy: +100
Debt: 200
Income: +90 [+20 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition

Qing Empire
Emperor: Jiaqing (Gesar)
Popularity: Somewhat high
Units: 12/28 [-80, 2 in central China, 9 in Dai Viet, 5 units in Joseon -140 maintenance]
Fleets: 1/7 [-30, 2 in Nagasaki, 4 in Dai Viet Coast -35 maintenance] - under construction [Q4 1800, Q1 1801]
Defences: Pearl River Blockhouses
Economy: +300
Debt: 720
Income: +55 [+80 Trade, -40 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: White Lotus Society, piracy, Invasion of Dai Viet
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Tokugawa Shogunate
Emperor: Kokaku
Shogun: Tokugawa Ienari (Interested Party)
Popularity: Moderate
Units: 12/12 [-60 maintenance]
Fleets: 2/2 [-10 maintenance]
Economy: +130
Debt: 200
Income: +120 [+30 Trade, +40 Clan tributes, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: None
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Principality of Wallachia (Tributary of the Ottomans)
Stability: 3
Units: 3
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Principality of Moldavia (Tributary of the Ottomans)
Stability: 3
Units: 3
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Duchy of Hesse
Stability: 5
Units: 5
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Duchy of Wurzburg
Stability: 5
Units: 4
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Principality of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel
Stability: 5
Units: 3
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Khartli-Kartaveli (Iranian Vassal)
Stability: 3
Units: 2
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Imereti
Stability: 4
Units: 3
Fleets: 0
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Chiefdom of Circassia
Stability: 4
Units: 6
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: Russian Tensions
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Company Rule in India (British Controlled)
Stability: 4
Units: 12 (7 in bengal, 4 in Rajputana, 1 in Bombay)
Fleets: 3 (2 in bengal, 1 in Bombay)
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition, Marathan Tensions

Mughal Empire
Stability: 2
Units: 1
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Afghanistan
Stability: 3
Units: 6
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Ryukyu Kingdom
Stability: 4
Units: 2
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: none

Dai Viet
Stability: 2
Units: 4
Fleets: 1
Conflicts: Internal Divisions, Qing Invasion

Kingdom of Champasak
Stability: 3
Units: 2
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Vientiane
Stability: 3
Units: 2
Fleets: 0
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Kingdom of Luang Phrabang
Stability: 3
Units: 2
Fleets: 0
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Khmer Kingdom
Stability: 2
Units: 3
Fleets: 0
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Ayutthaya Kingdom
Stability: 4
Units: 7
Fleets: 2
Conflicts: None

Toungoo Dynasty (Burma)
Stability: 3
Units: 10
Fleets: 1
Conflicts: None

Bruneian Empire
Stability: 3
Units: 5
Fleets: 1
Conflicts: None

Sultanate of Maguindanao
Stability: 4
Units: 3
Fleets: 1
Conflicts: Tensions with Spanish Philippines

Sultanate of Oman
Stability: 4
Units: 5
Fleets: 3
Conflicts: Arab Tensions
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Kingdom of Kongo
Stability: 3
Units: 6
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

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Stability: 5
Units: 8
Fleets: 0
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Re: World News

Post by Luc » 23:50:41 Sunday, 06 August, 2017

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Yall have really overdone yourselves, havent you? you bunch of cold, heartless bastards that you all are.

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An extract from the new code of law established by Napoleon

Taking advantage of the ‘relative’ and apparent peace in Europe, First Consul Napoleon issues a number of internal reforms in France.

Firstly and most importantly, Consul Bonaparte issues the creation of a new Law Code for France, now called the ‘Code Napoleon’ or the ‘Napoleonic Code’. Drafted by a commission of Jurists overseen by the Consul himself and other members of his cabinet, the code’s main objective was to gather together and codify the centuries of feudal treatises that made up french law, while at the same time changing several aspects of the law itself. Among the notable changes to the laws themselves, were the abolition of several privileges to specific classes of the population, the abolition of secret laws and gave more strict instruction in how judges should act and work. The new code also significantly limited the rights of women, who now have less rights than minors. The Law was very welcomed by the French judicial sector, where judges saw it as a clearer way to work with and interpret the law, as well as introducing ‘fairer’ laws (at least, to most people) across the nation.

Napoleon also establishes a new division of soldiers, the so called Consular Guard, that are to serve to protect the Consul in his activities both within France and during military campaigns to foreign lands. The Guard is composed of a few thousand experienced soldiers, led by loyal officers, many whom have served alongside Napoleon since the Siege of Toulon and the days of the Italian Campaign.

The Consul also calls for the establishment of a new order of militias in France, to serve as the main protectors of French territory in case of any possible invasion. By reforming the old and now mostly defunct National Guard, Bonaparte establishes the so called ‘Home Guard’, an institution with great inspiration in the American system of militias, but with significant control from the government rather than control from local authorities.

With all the actions carried out by the Consul, combined with a large propaganda campaign carried out by several members of the regime, Napoleon’s popularity with the French population is greatly increased.

In an interesting move, the now deposed King Ferdinand of Naples and Sicily is escorted by a group of French soldiers from Milan where he was being held to the French border town of Bayonne, where he is handed to Spanish border authorities.

Napoleon makes a surprising announcement, stating that any battle to take place outside the European theatre between French and British forces are due to communication issues. This hints to most that de-escalation and even a possible peace between the British and the French might be soon to come.

The 5 French units that were besieging Gibraltar lift up their siege and march back to France where they are promptly demobilised.

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Pitt addresses the Commons on the issue of Irish emancipation

In the British Parliament, Prime Minister Pitt manages to put to action the plan that he fought for over one year. Pitt permits Sir Robert Peel to put forth to vote the ‘Bill for the relief of his Majesty’s Roman Catholic Subjects’, a new law that would enfranchise the catholic citizens of Britain with the same rights as the protestant citizens, even repealing most of the anti-catholic laws that were established by previous parliaments. While there is resistance from the most conservative sections of the Parliament, the law is passed and approved by the Prince-Regent, being met by great commemoration across Ireland. Even the King’s Irish divisions perform a large amount of parades across Ireland, boasting of their now mostly desegregated organisation.

The British start to develop the Malta Protectorate, giving large amounts of funds to the local governors to repair the damage caused by the war and to aid the Maltese to raise their own Militia. The construction of a new base for the Royal Navy also begins in the island.

2 British fleets that were previously stationed in the caribbean are re-assigned to the english channel/north atlantic fleet now under the command of Admiral John Jervis, 1st Earl of St. VIncent, one of the most experienced commanders of the Royal Navy.

Due to their heroic actions during the battle of Ceuta, the british Marines are reformed into the Royal Marines, and put under the jurisdiction of the Admiralty.

3 British units from the home isles are also dispatched to Gibraltar, to reinforce the fortresses and defences there held.

The Prussian Finance Ministry organizes a large payoff of the country's debts, reducing it by a good amount.

The King of Prussia also orders a huge military buildup, recruiting 5 new units into the army. He also orders for the constructions of several large forts along Prussia’s western border. Most feel that the Prussian Kingdom will once again march off to war, but with whom? That is the question.

A small amount of dissent starts to brew in Berlin, as several politicians and members of government start to show their dissatisfaction towards the apparent connections between the King and Napoleon. The movement is small and proves to be mostly passive, at least for the moment…

A large propaganda campaign also starts around Europe, with several posters and leaflets denouncing Bonaparte for his violent and authoritarian ways. It is unknown who is behind these, but it can be easily seen that the action was likely carried out by a great power in a large coordination effort, for most of the posters and leaflets surfaced at around the same time. Most of the posters feature a cartoon to reach even those that cannot read - they often show Bonaparte wearing an absurd tower of stolen crowns, brandishing a blood-dripping sword in one hand and a tricolour flag in the other, standing astride a mountain of bodies of unarmed men, women, clergymen, and children, while French soldiers outlined in the background shoot, bayonet, decapitate and drown all of the above and throw their bodies onto the pile.

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Archdule Charles, the regent of the newly formed Austrian Empire

Following the large scale unrest within his realm, Emperor Francis abdicates the throne in favour of his eldest son, Ferdinand. In the process, Francis also abdicates the throne of the Holy Roman Empire, severing the ties between the House of Habsburg and the Imperial throne once and for all. He also appoints his brother, Archduke Charles, the famed military commander who bravely led the Austrian armies against the French revolutionaries a few years before, as regent for his young son. While many were sceptic of Charles, mainly due to his general lack of experience in statesmanship, he is quick to act and forms a new ministry to oversee the executive tasks of the nation. Soon, most of the threats that put Francis’ reign at risk are no more. Austria is, for the first time in many months, stable and prospering again.

Charles takes two of his first actions as Royal Regent, supposedly under the instruction of Francis. Firstly, he declares all the territory under the young Ferdinand to be part of the ‘Austrian Empire’, and forces all the generals, bureaucrats, members of government and civil servants to re-take their oaths of loyalty. Most of them do, but the few that don't are quietly ejected from their positions. Secondly, Charles demobilised all the soldiers mobilized by Francis, effectively ending the martial law.

With these new actions, the new government headed by Charles becomes increasingly popular with both the Austrian nobility and the populace. Alongside that, the Austrian economy, that was damaged after the troubles of 1800, starts to slowly recover.

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Russian soldiers during the infamous 'Ice March'

As the year draws to a close, General Suvorov arrives with his army in the port city of Rostov, by the banks of the sea of Azov, where he prepares to launch his offensive against the Circassians. What follows suit was to go down in history as the ‘Ice March’, as Suvorov marched his 8 units, through Kuban territory, in the dead of winter. The crossing was rough, as a combination of faulty supply lines and constant harassment by Circassian raiders led to the destruction of 2 Russian units. It is however reported by the general staff that in the constant attacks, a total of 1 Circassian unit was destroyed.
By the beginning of December, Suvorov's army arrives at their objective: the encampment of Ekaterinodar. To their horror, they find the camp ransacked, destroyed, with all the soldiers and Cossacks that guarded it massacred. There is also an eerie absence of civilians, who seem to have been taken by the Circassians.

Back in the home front, the Czar issues a curious decree, ordering for the peasant women to replace their husbands in the fields as a way make up for losses while the men are off in the army. The action has a somewhat good return, but no sizeable return is seen, for the issue was decreed during the middle of the Russian winter…

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One of the first meetings of the Upper House of the Spanish Cortes

In Spain, the King takes a surprising choice. He issues a Royal decree ordering for the creation of a ‘Cortes General’ a legislative body of government with the objective of aiding the King in the daily matters of rulership.

The Cortes is to be divided into two houses (clearly taking inspiration in the British parliament): The House of Lords and the Lower Cortes, also known as House of Representatives. The House of Lords would be occupied by members of the Nobility, members of the Clergy and a special group of judges appointed by the King himself, while the Lower Cortes would be occupied by a large number of men, elected by a vote of the populace. The vote is however restricted to males who pay at least 25 escudos of tax money to the government early, all the others, are barred. The Lower Cortes had the primary objectives of drafting new legislation and ruling his majesty’s kingdom, while being overseen and checked by the upper house. The King however still held the highest authority over both chambers, being able to veto any passed legislation and return bills back to the legislature with comments and recommendations. One important detail is that Spain’s holdings in America were not granted any representation in the Cortes, which might prove to bring troubles in the future.

The act is taken as a surprise by most in Spain, but is generally welcomed by most. Moderates and Liberals praise the action, believing it to be the first step in the way of forming a constitutional monarchy in Spain, and conservatives, while slightly worried about the prospect of further reforms, accept the action, seeing as they would still have ample representation in the Cortes.

The King also commissions for the construction of a large palace in the centre of Madrid to host the two houses upon completion. While that, the first steps in organising the election of the Lower Cortes is underway, with the elections being expected to be held in January of 1801, having all of the legislature ready to act by March of the same year.
King Charles also orders a massive military buildup in Spain, recruiting 5 new units into the army’s reserve and commissioning the construction of 5 new fleets for the Spanish Navy.

The government of the Helvetic Republic successfully approves a new constitution to be enacted in the country. The constitution has a generally liberal tone, allowing for more freedoms for each individual canton, establishing a bicameral legislature based off the American system and allowing greater freedom in elections (See IC thread for more detail). The constitution is approved by both the Assembly and a commission of French observers, and is shortly thereafter enacted. The popularity of the government increased substantially.

The Helvetic government also funnels more funding into building new and better fortifications on several points along the border, but especially along the border with Austria.

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Alexander Gogel, Finance Minister of the Batavian Republic

In the Batavian Republic, Alexander Gogel, the Republic’s brilliant finance minister puts forth a proposal to completely reform the taxation system in the Netherlands, replacing the antiquated, irregular and regressive taxes by more direct and fairer income-based taxes. There is a small resistance to his plans, but ultimately the plan is approved by the majority of the Batavian National Assembly and ratified. While the majority of the change will come with time, the benefits of this new plan are notable and the Batavian economy sees great improvement.

The Batavian Assembly also approves an executive measure to expand, renovate and modernize the Hollandic waterline, making its defenses tougher and better prepared for any possible invasion that might come in the future.
The Batavian Navy is also expanded, with the commissioning of 3 new fleets.

In Bavaria, von Montgelas continues the reforms within the kingdom, this time carrying out a large national census of the Kingdom to maximize the efficiency of the previous economic reforms issued by him. The action does succeed and improves the economy of the realm.

Von Montgelas also issues a mostly futile decree to bring steamboats to the Danube, in order to improve trade. The boats are few and extremely rudimentary, and mostly break down before being able to do anything. The decree then grows to become an internal joke within the Kingdom’s populace.

A small amount of dissent starts to grow in Bavaria, as several nobles who are displeased with the reforms issued by von Montgelas start to make some noise. After several meetings and debates, the Nobles send a petition to the King, also backed by several members of the ecclesiastical circle of Bavaria, to cut down on the reforms that are harming their estates.

The newly-appointed Elector of Wurttemburg orders for the construction of several star fortifications in the Western and Southern borders of the electorate, with the Elector himself designing many of the aspects of the fortifications alongside his military engineers.

The elector also organises a small pay-off of Wurttemburg debt.

The Danish government dispatches a small group of colonists to the north, where they establish a small colony on the isle of Spitsbergen [i.e. Svalbard].

Danish officials stationed in Norway uncover several agents attempting to sow dissent within the local population. After further interrogation (and most likely torture) the agents are revealed to be Swedish-backed Norwegian rebels, sent to attempt to rally Norway to rebel against the rule of Copenhagen. They expose an immense effort by the Swedish government to throw Norway into rebellion.

Several remote Norwegian villages are attacked and raided by groups of thugs, who are also suspected to have ties with Sweden.

The now apparently mad King of Sweden calls for the recruitment of yet another 3 units. Due to the sheer quantity of units Sweden already has, his calls are ignored by his cabinet.

The Swedish also build new fortifications along the Swedish coast, as retaliation of the Danish fortresses constructed over the course of the year.

The King also pays off the entirety of Sweden’s debt.

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A battle scene from the southern Italy campaign

In Italy, hell, to put in gentle terms, things get messy.

Over the course of the end of the year, several other revolts erupt across southern Italy, this time much larger than the ones that took place in the previous months. It is also noted that among the rebels there are several foreigners from several countries, who call themselves ‘Foreign Volunteers’. While the unrest takes place, the Republican officials in Naples attempt to maintain the order, and the French unit garrisoned in the south does its best to contain the unrest, but mostly fail. The French government even sends relief to the struggling Italian families, as a show of good faith, but the action is mostly useless.

At this point, most of the countryside falls to anarchy, with several factions rising up and taking control of their local provinces. Some call for the unification of Italy, some call for the restoration of the ‘Old Order’, and some call for the establishment of a ‘fairer Republic’ free from french control. There has even been the rise of a small, yet very peculiar group, who call themselves the ‘Godwinists’, and call for ‘the abolition of property and the state’. They are a small group of intellectuals, often shunned by the rest. It is also said that the Masonry has had some hand in the cementation of unrest, yet the rumours are unconfirmed.

The unrest reaches its peak, as the ‘Naples Revolt’ takes place. In it, several pro-monarchist revolutionaries lead the population of the city into revolt. The battle takes place at night through the thin streets of the city, in which Republicans and Monarchists violently clash against one another for domination of the city. In the end, the Monarchists are successful, and the Republican administrators in the city are all killed off violently, being beheaded in public squares.

The Monarchists are quick to form a new provisional government and immediately declare their loyalty to King Francis in Sicily, inviting him to return to his rightful seat of government in Naples. A few of the republican officials who did manage to survive run away to the North. Despite the capitulation of Naples, most of the countryside still remains in anarchy, and only a few of the factions swear loyalty to the provisional government.

With the large amount of unrest in South, the remaining French unit in the region retreats north, where it garrisons itself in the city. As it it travels north it captures several individuals, who then claim to Austrian agents, sent there to stimulate revolts in Italy. After being tortured however, the agents reveal to really be German mercenaries, acting under contract of the Spanish crown, sent there to aid the revolutionaries in deposing the Republican regime in southern Italy. The agents are shortly thereafter executed.

As a response to the unrest, the Republican government in Milan orders for the recruitment of 4 new units, and commissions the construction of a new fleet.

Weary of the situation in the south, Napoleon uses his powers as President of Italy and moves the Republican army (alongside his unit) that were previously stationed in Rome south to reclaim the territory. They swiftly move across the terrain, suffering attacks from guerrilla units of revolutionaries, many whom are barely armed, all along the way. In the end of December, they reach and lay siege to Naples, the capital of the provisional government, that now does its best to hold strong against the invaders.

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Vittorio Emmanuelle I, heir, Prime Minister and "Doge" of Sardinia

In the quiet isle of Sardinia, the wheels of power start to move. Vittorio Emmanuelle, self-entitled Prime-Minister and heir to the Kingdom of Sardinia makes a call for several of the merchants and lords from the old Italian kingdoms that now form the Italian Republic to come to Sardinia, where they were to be given asylum and allowed to form their own ‘Governments in Exile’. Most do come to Sardinia, many barely being caught by the Republican’s in the way, but most manage to arrive in Sardinia intact.

There, they form special committees to symbolize their governments in exile. While most are firstly very grateful to Vittorio for allowing them the opportunity, they soon found out that Vittorio intended to press them to declare him Prime Minister of all their respective nations at the same time, something of which all states refuse, except the delegates from Piedmont and Tuscany. Despite refusing him the title, they are still willing to allow him to lead a military coalition to spearhead the liberation of Italy, though most are now sceptic of his true intentions.

Vittorio also announces that he is willing to carry out an engagement between his younger brother, Charles Felix, and Princess Maria Christina of Sicily, who is currently living in Palermo.

Vittorio then orders for a massive military build up of his forces, recruiting 5 units for his army. With this action, the population of Sardinia is effectively drained, as many city dwellers, farmers, fisherman and craftsman are pressed into service. Even children as young as 15 and old men with their white beards are seen among the ranks, with most of them being badly equipped and having received little to no training. With that, the Sardinian economy is effectively destroyed and completely shattered, as most of the men of all ages are now conscripted into the army.
Sardinia also begins to expand its navy, commissioning one new fleet.

Vittorio then orders all of his divisions to sail to specific areas of italy, and perform amphibious landings in order to begin the liberation of Italy. The action fails, miserably. As the soldiers land in the North and centre, many of the weak and fragile boats used for transporting the troops are hammered in storms, and later on attacked by the Italian republican navy that, while not being very experienced themselves, have more numbers and still have more skill than the Sardinians. The few divisions that are able to survive and land along the coastline are picked out slowly by the republican army. In the end, 5 of the Italian units are killed, and one of their navies are sunk. Only 2 Sardinian units survive, and manage to land in southern Italy in the southern tip of the isle. In the action, 2 units of the Republican army are killed.

With the great debacle that became the invasion of Italy, the government’s popularity is thrown in the mud.

In Sicily, the government begins the construction of several watchtowers along the coast. Well stocked with soldiers, artillery and military veterans, the towers are to be used to defend the coastline in case of any amphibious attack on the island.

King Francis also issues an order, calling for the construction of 2 new fleets for Sicily.

The Pope dispatches a large amount of priests and preachers to travel throughout Italy to preach peace and unity. Though in the end, they mostly bless the many, many dead from the Italian conflict.

The Papacy also makes a demand to the French government, calling for the commanders of the Italian forces to be stripped of their ranks for their actions against the civilians in the region.

The church also does not recognize the coronation of Francis I, the new King of Sicily and Naples.

The Church also excommunicates the famed Haitian revolutionary, André Rigaud, for his brutal actions back home.

In a lighter note, the Holy See expands the facilities of the University of Rome, focusing in the expansion of the botanical departments. Despite the war in Italy, several new botanists travel to Rome, and greatly expand the area of study in the university. The department directorate also expects to organize several expeditions across the globe, as soon as the conflicts are resolved in Italy of course.

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The last stand of the Royalist Armies in Porto

The situation in Portugal worsens. With both sides of the civil war gearing up for the conflict to come, both the Royalist armies loyal to John and the armies loyal to the Lisbon Junta are forced to confiscate large amounts of food from the peasantry in order to feed their respective forces during the winter months. This leads to an ever-intensifying famine in the Portuguese provinces, which cause high casualties among the populace. Many Portuguese citizens even cross the border into Spain as refugees, seeking food and asylum from the civil war. At this point, most of the Portuguese countryside found close to the battlefields are sent into anarchy and despair.

Prince-Regent John, with his new cabinet in Porto, orders for a general retreat of all his divisions to the north, in order to consolidate his grip of the north. During the march north, his forces are attacked by the Junta’s armies at the small town of Podentes, just south of the city of Coimbra. The Junta’s armies strike the retreating Royalists in their rear, causing immense damage to John’s armies. The Royalist army loses 1 unit, with many soldiers deserting their post or bring captured by the Junta’s armies.

The Junta’s war effort is supported by a large propaganda effort directed at the Portuguese people, rallying the population against John. In most of the pieces, John’s Spanish wife, Carlotta, is used as a scapegoat and accused of influencing her simple-minded husband to sell their country to foreign invaders. She is now mostly referred to as ‘the Spanish bitch’ by the people.

The remaining unit loyal to John runs to the north, garrisoning itself in the city of Porto, where John’s government lied. The Prince-Regent, foreseeing a siege, orders for the local administration of the city to prepare for a possible encirclement by Coutinho’s forces. The move was a wise one, for not long after the 4 units loyal to the Lisbon Junta surround the city, and lay siege to it, supported by 2 fleets.

The 2 other fleets loyal to Coutinho are dispatched to the Azores, where they secure the isles.

After almost 3 months of besieging, the city of Porto falls to the Junta’s forces. As the soldiers advance throughout the city, a bloody battle takes place in the streets, as the surviving members of the city’s garrison and a large amount of the local citizenry form barricades in the streets to fight back the invading armies. Despite a fierce resistance, the garrison and a large amount of the population are wiped out in the bloody street warfare.
Prince-John, his wife Carlotta and several other loyalists are rounded up and sent to the portuguese capital of Lisbon, where they are imprisoned and currently await their fate. The mentally ill Queen Mary is brought back to Lisbon, where she is put under the care of the government. Her grandson Peter, John’s firstborn son, is also put under the custody of the government, alongside all of his brothers and sisters.

Coutinho takes up the position of Lord-Regent of Portugal, breaking the tradition of always having a member of the royal family heading the regency council.

Middle East and Africa


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Ottoman insurgent Kabakçi Mustafa

In the Ottoman Empire, Kabakçi Mustafa, a highly influential officer within the Ottoman Army, begins to muster his men. He denounces the rule of the current Sultan, labelling him as a foreign puppet to the French. Mustafa now calls for the Sultan to completely renounce all the relations with the french, and take a harsher stance on the whole Egyptian situation. He is backed by a large amounts of the Janissaries, including a large amount of the officer corps.
With the submission of the Balochis and the Kartlis to the Iranian throne, the kingdom now gains a larger amount of funds from them as tribute.

The Iranian government continues the military reforms that have been in actions since the beginning of the year, effectively improving the general condition of the army in several different aspects.

The Shah invests a large amount of the treasury funds into expanding the gold mines of Iran. The action is successful and Iran enjoys a larger income from its gold mines.

The Iranian roads built over the course of the year also prove to be a good investment, bringing in large amounts of gold for the government through trade.

The Dutch government makes a large investment into its African holdings in the gold coast, bringing in new colonists and improving the local infrastructure, such as building roads and expanding plantations. This combination of actions improve the income from the Danish African colonies.

The Papacy issues a declaration, now declaring the island of Arguin off the Mauritanian coast to be a protected hermitage and trade post under the administration of the holy see itself. There, the first men sent by the Pope make contact with the local tribes, who are treated with great respect. Soon, a small system of trade begins in the aisle between the colonists and the natives.

The Pope sends a new expedition to the Congo, with the intention of appointing a young Italian priest the new Bishop of the Kongo. The expedition also brings stonemasons, carpenters and builders to rebuild the old cathedral of the Kongo. The newly appointed bishop is expected to bless the King of the Kongo in a ceremony sometime in the future.

Americas


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Alexander Hamilton, the Vice Presidential candidate and the great architect of the Federalist campaign of 1800

It is election time in the United States…

In a surprising turn of events, Charles Pinckney, Adam’s running mate for Vice-President, announced that he would drop out of the election, citing personal reasons as the reason. A few days after, in a Federalist conference in New Jersey, one of the party’s most renowned members, old secretary of the treasury Alexander Hamilton, announced his bid for the vice-presidency of these United States. The announcement was very welcomed by the party, who saw Hamilton as a stronger and generally more experienced candidate than Pinckney.

From that day on, Hamilton was to become the leader and guiding figure behind the Federalist campaign. With Adams too occupied running the country and slowly moving the Federal Government to the new capital of Washington D.C, Hamilton now exercised ample control over the Federalist campaign, even to the point of being called the ‘Actual President’.

Hamilton’s campaign was a fierce one, he used massive propaganda, large fundraising events and public debates to sway the voters into voting for the Federalists. Jefferson and his Republican party rapidly followed suit, and adopted similar tactics, proving this election to be the most contested one in the young nation’s history.

The polls opened in the 31st of October, and the people made their voices clear. In the beginning, things didn't look good for the Federalists. Despite Hamilton’s efforts to coordinate and buff the Federalist campaign, Jefferson seemed to be doing better in the polls. There were even those who suspected that the campaign would end with the two republican candidates, Jefferson and Aaron Burr, as President and Vice-President respectively. But one event changed the game.

Around halfway through the voting, news arrived in the United States of the ending of the Quasi-War, and the return of trade between the United States and Europe in the Atlantic sea. The news sent the Americans into euphoria, as trade resumed and peace now reigned in the seas. The news arrived late to completely give Adams the election, but a combination of the announcement of the peace treaty and Hamilton’s efforts (especially in his base state of New York) saved the Party.

In the 3rd of December, the polls closed, and the votes were counted. It was a tie. Adams and Jefferson had tied in the election, receiving the same amount of votes in the electoral college, with Hamilton coming in 3rd place and Aaron Burr in 4th.

In the end, the choice was on the Hands of the House of Representatives, whose Federalist majority clearly voted to elect John Adams as President of the United States, now running his second term. Hamilton had failed to get himself elected as Vice President, but a Federalist Presidency had been once again secured for another term. Adams then welcomed Hamilton and other party officials in the presidential residence of the new capital, a manor called ‘The White House’, to celebrate the victory and plan the next moves.

Shortly after the election, the President announces his new Foreign policy agenda for the year to come. In it, he announced that he had agreed to sign a trade treaty with the British, with the intent of trading American foodstuffs for British manufactured goods. The President also announced that he and congress had decided to end the trade of military material with France. Both announcements were controversial, for some supported the President’s actions, but many (especially those who had voted for Jefferson in the campaign) saw it unfavourably. Both measures were shortly thereafter approved by Congress.

Congress also passes new bills increasing government subsidy to the agricultural and industrial sectors across the United States, improving the nation’s economy across the board.

President Adams also, with the permission of Congress, dispatches 3 expeditions to explore the American west with the objective of mapping the frontier. The expeditions leave the United States mainland and cross the Mississippi River, into Spanish territory.

Congress also allows for the expansion of the United States Navy, that now awaits the construction of another fleet.

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John Adams, the re-elected President of the United States


The British War office establishes a new unit in the British Caribbean possessions called the ‘West Indies’ possessions. More interestingly, both slaves and ex slaves are allowed to join in as soldiers, being granted freedom and a large amount of rights after their time of service is done.

The Spanish government issues a large order, to restructure the frontiers of the Spanish viceroyalties in the Americas. Here are the main changes:

- New Spain was stripped away of its territories in Colombia, Venezuela, and the island of Puerto Rico.
- New Granada gains all of the territories above mentioned.
- Chile is taken away from the jurisdiction of Peru and made part of La Plata.

The action is a success, and the administration of each viceroyalty is improved.

The Spanish Government also issues a general reform in the Casta system. From now on, individuals with a mixed racial ancestry are to be ejected of many positions in the local government and administration, being barred from the possibility of executing several jobs for the crown. While that happened, whites born in the Americas were given more rights, mirroring the rights of the Peninsulares (whites born in Spain). In a way, the action is received with very mixed opinions. The ones who most enjoy of the action are clearly the american-born whites, who will now enjoy more power in the colonies. However, both the Peninsulares and the half-Bloods mostly dislike the action, for the half-bloods are now obviously cut from many government positions, and the Peninsulares are worried that their influence over colonial affairs will be diluted by the new powers granted to the colony-born individuals. The action remains a very controversial subject.

In Saint-Domingue, Governor Charles Leclerc invests a significant amount of money into the island’s timber industry, increasing its revenue over that market significantly.

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Priests bless the Republican flags of the Revolution in the city of Recife, Brazil

With the Metropole thrown into chaos, Brazilian republicans rise up to overthrow their colonial overlords. Inspired by the failed republican uprising that took place 12 years ago, the rebels call for the establishment of a Republic in Brazil, wishing to mirror the structure and constitution of the United States of America.

Based off the city of São João del Rey (a known hotbed of republican activity), the so called ‘Committee of National Liberation’ spearheaded of a coup that deposed the Governor of the Captaincy of Minas Gerais, and forced him and the rest of his loyalists to run away to the colonial capital of Rio de Janeiro. The important port city of San Salvador is now being besieged by the Republican regiments.

The flames of rebellion spark all over the country, as several major cities, such as São Paulo and Recife, fall to republican communes who swear loyalty to the Committee, now led by Tomás António Gonzaga, the famed poet and revolutionary who spent the last decade exiled in the Portuguese colony of Mozambique, but had now returned to lead his brothers to revolution.

Despite being a Republican revolt, the committee swears to uphold both the authority of the Church and the institution of slavery within Brazil.

So far, the Viceroy in Rio has been unable to suppress the revolt, having only a few regiments of loyal militia and colonial dragoons at his disposal, not nearly enough to suppress the rapidly growing republican regiments.

The Catholic Church takes a neutral approach to the revolution, especially since the revolutionary forces in Brazil treat the religious institution with utmost respect, but the Bishop of Baltimore (known for organising a fundraiser in support of Haiti earlier in the year) now organises a new fundraising event with the intention of aiding the Brazilians during this time of instability.

Asia


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Tokugawa Ienari, Shogun of Japan

After many months of travelling, two British units swiftly take control of the French islands in the Indian Ocean, encountering little resistance. Shortly afterwards, they leave the islands and are posted to India, where they are positioned along the Maratha border.

Following the increase of tensions with the Maratha, the British government sends new amounts of funds to the East India Administration. They use these funds wisely, recruiting 2 new sepoy units and building new defences along the Maratha border.

The tensions also lead to several lesser princes in India, who had not yet accepted to become subsidiaries under the Company, accept so, increasing the company’s revenue and general dominance over the region.

On an interesting note, the British Embassy sent to the Qing Empire arrives in Canton, soon to go to Beijing to meet with government officials.

In the Tokugawa Shogunate, fear spearheads reform within the nation. Afraid of the Qing expansionist policy in the Ryukyu Islands, Korea and Dai Viet, the Tokugawa government issues an amendment to the traditional Sakoku policy that had previously dominated the country for many years.

While it was still illegal for Japanese nationals to leave the home islands and for foreigners of any kind to come in, it was now allowed for the government to dispatch envoys in diplomatic missions and secret ‘information gathering’ operation. Some more conservative members of government were opposed to this idea, but ended up accepting the policy due to the fear of the Qing empire.

The Shogun publicises the action to the populace as a way to better defend the lands of Japan from any possible future invasion to the territory. While the people largely agree with the policy, there as still large amounts of doubt in regards to what the future would bring to Japan.

In order to prepare for any future invasion, the Shogun orders for the construction of two new fleets and for the establishment of new defensive positions along the isles.
Player StatsShow
French Republic
First Consul: Napoleon Bonaparte (Cephal)
Popularity: Very High
Units: 21/26 [-25, 3 in Hannover, 1 sieging Naples, 1 in Egypt, -130 maintenance]
Fleets: 7/7 [ -35 maintenance] - 4 under construction [Q1 1801, Q2 1801, Q3 1801, Q4 1801, Q1 1802]
Defences: Fortifications along the Rhine
Economy: +350
Debt: 1260
Income: +210 [+50 French Agriculture, +5 Caribbean Income, +10 Trade, +30 Italian Tribute, +15 Batavian Tribute, +5 Swiss Tribute, -60 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition, Saint-Domingue unrest
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Saint-Domingue
Governor-General: Charles Leclerc (Flaming Bolshevik)
Popularity: Low
Units: 4/4 [-20 maintenance]
Economy: +40
Debt: 0
Income: +45 [+15 Local agriculture, +10 Trade]
Conflicts: Saint-Domingue unrest
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Consular Guard
Units: 1/1 [-5 maintenance]
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Home Guard
Units: 6

United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland
King: George III
Prime Minister: William Pitt ‘The Younger’ (Serenissima)
Popularity: Somewhat High
Units: 1/16 [-75, 2 in India, 2 in Ireland, 1 in the Cape Colony, 1 in Jamaica, 6 in Gibraltar, 1 in Canada, 1 in Ceuta, 1 in the Antilles, -80 maintenance]
Fleets: 0/25 [-125, 3 in Gibraltar, 2 in the Caribbean, 5 in the Bay of Biscay, 3 in the Indian Ocean, 7 in the North Atlantic, 5 in the Mediterranean -125 maintenance] - 2 under construction [Q1 1801, Q2 1801]
Defences: Gibraltar
Economy: +365
Debt: 720
Income: +230 [+15 Kingdom of Ireland, +25 North American Income, +50 Caribbean Income, +65 Indian Income, +10 Malayan Trade, +70 Trade, +70 English Banking & Industry, -35 Debt Interest] - 2 under construction [Q1, 1801, Q2, 1801]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition, Baltic Tensions, Native American Unrest, Marathan Tensions, Irish unrest
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Company Rule in India
Stability: 4
Units: 14 (2 in Maratha Border, 7 in bengal, 4 in Rajputana, 1 in Bombay)
Fleets: 3 (2 in bengal, 1 in Bombay)
Defences: Maratha Forts
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition, Marathan Tensions
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North American Natives
Units: 2
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Protectorate of Malta (Protectorate)
Stability: 1
Unit: 1
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Canadian Militias
Units: 2
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French POW's
Unit: 1

Kingdom of Prussia
King: Frederick William III (Master of Oblivion)
Popularity: Low
Units: 15/15 [-75 maintenance]
Fleets: 1/1 [-5 maintenance]
Defences: Silesian Fortresses
Economy: +210
Debt: 800
Income: +120 [+30 Trade, -40 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Baltic Tensions, Anti-French group

Empire of Austria
Emperor: Ferdinand I (Flamelord)
Regent: Archduke Charles
Popularity: Moderate
Units: 18/18 [-90 maintenance]
Fleets: 2/2 [-10 maintenance] - 1 under construction [Q1 1801]
Economy: +230
Debt: 810
Income: 180 [+5 Adriatic Trade, +20 Bohemian Mining, +20 Hungarian Agriculture, +10 Danube Tariffs, +35 Trade, -40 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Internal Government Plots

Empire of Russia
Tsar: Paul I (Scorpion)
Popularity: Somewhat Low
Units: 15/24 [-45, 3 going to Alaska, 6 in Ekaterinodar, -120 maintenance]
Fleets: 5/5 [-25 maintenance] - 3 under construction [Q2 1801, Q3 1801, Q4 1801]
Economy: +180
Debt: 0
Income: +75 [+20 Russian Furs, +30 Ukrainian Agriculture, +10 Alaskan Income, +25 Trade]
Conflicts: Baltic Tensions, Circassian War, Iranian Tensions

Kingdom of Spain
King: Charles IV (DutchGuy)
Popularity: Somewhat High
Units: 10/10 [-50 maintenance]
Fleets: 8/8 [-40 maintenance] - 1 under construction [Q1801]
Defences: Fort & Coastal Batteries
Economy: +210
Debt: 1800
Income: +150 [+20 New Spain Mining, +15 New Grenada Mining, +35 Peruvian Mining, +10 Philippine Trade, +25 Caribbean Income +15 Trade, -90 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition, Indigenous American Unrest
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Colonial Militias
Units: 6 [1 in New Spain, 1 in Cuba, 1 in New Granada, 1 in Peru, 1 in Rio de la Plata, 1 in Louisiana]

Sublime Ottoman State
Sultan: Selim III (Aesculus)
Popularity: Low
Units: 9/12 [-15, 3 in the Sinai, -60 maintenance]
Fleets: 6/6 [-30 maintenance] - 2 under construction [Q2 1801, Q3 1801]
Defences: Fortifications in the Caucasus
Economy: +155
Debt: 760
Income: +135 [+15 Black Sea Trade, +15 Turkish Straits Control, +15 Minority Taxation, +20 Barbary Tribute, +40 Vassal Tribute, +60 Trade, -40 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Janissary Unrest, Internal Government Unrest

Batavian Republic
President: Augustijn Gerhard Besier (Useful_Dave)
Popularity: Somewhat High
Units: 1/3 [-10, 2 in Holland, -15 maintenance]
Fleets: 7/7 [-35 maintenance]
Defences: Hollandic Waterline Forts
Economy: +115
Debt: 1800
Income: +180 [+20 Amsterdam Stock Market, +15 Indian Trade, +5 Gold Coast Income, +25 East Indian Income, +30 Caribbean Income, +50 Trade, -90 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition

Helvetic Republic
Landammann: Alois Von Reding (CarpeVerpa)
Popularity: Somewhat High
Units: 3/3 [-15 maintenance]
Defences: Mountain Fortifications
Economy: +75
Debt: 150
Income: +70 [+20 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition

Electorate of Bavaria
Elector: Maximilian I Joseph (Hussam_B)
Popularity: Moderate
Units: 5/5 [-25 maintenance]
Economy: +120
Debt: 130
Income: +115 [+30 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Noble Dissent

Electorate of Württemberg
Elector: Frederick I (acecipher)
Popularity: Somewhat High
Units: 4/4 [-20 maintenance]
Defences: Border Fortifications
Economy: +85
Debt: 130
Income: +80 [+25 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Sardinia
King: Charles Emmanuel IV (Litos)
Popularity: Extremely Low
Units: 0/2 [-10, 2 in Southern italy-10 maintenance]
Fleets: 2/2 [-10 maintenance] - 1 under construction [Q3 1801]
Economy: +30
Debt: 200
Income: -10 [+10 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Invasion of Italy

Kingdom of Denmark
King: Christian VII (MTFD)
Popularity: Low
Units: 7/7 [-35 maintenance
Fleets: 8/8 [-40 maintenance] - 7 under construction [Q1 1801, Q2 1801, Q3 1801, Q4 1801, Q1 1802, Q2 1802, Q3 1802]
Defences: New daneverik line, Fortifications in the Swedish Border
Economy: +150
Debt: 0
Income: +155 [+30 Kingdom of Norway, +25 Sound Dues, +10 Caribbean Income, +25 Gold Coast Income, +35 Trade]
Conflicts: Tensions with Sweden
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Kingdom of Norway (Personal Union)
Stability: 5
Units: 5/5 [-25 maintenance]
Fleets: 4/4 [-20 maintenance]
Conflicts: Tensions with Sweden

Italian Republic
Vice-President: Francesco Melzi d’Eril (Scipio)
Popularity: Somewhat High
Units: 6/10 [-20, 4 sieging Rome, -50 maintenance]
Fleets: 4/4 [-20 maintenance] - 1 under construction [Q3 1801]
Economy: +100
Debt: 90
Income: +25 [+20 Trade, -5 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition, Southern Unrest, Sardinian Invasion

The Papal States
Pope: Pius VII (Smyg)
Popularity: Somewhat High
Economy: +30
Debt: 230
Income: +45 [+5 Trade, +20 Papal Tributes, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: None

Maratha Empire
Chatrapati: Shahu II (Murtox)
Popularity: Moderate
Units: 15/15 [-75 maintenance]
Fleets: 1/1 [-5 maintenance] - 2 under construction [Q2 1801, Q3 1801]
Defences: Pune walls
Economy: +135
Debt: 1205
Income: +60 [+10 Cotton Trade, +15 Spice Trade, +40 Trade, -60 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: British Tensions

Sikh Empire
Maharaja: Ranjit Singh (Red John)
Popularity: Very High
Units: 6/11 [-25 , 5 in Rajputana, -55 maintenance]
Economy: +100
Debt: 180
Income: +40 [+30 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Afghan Tensions

United States of America
President: John Adams (Tellos)
Popularity: Low
Units: 2/2 [-10 maintenance]
Fleets: 0/3 [-15, 1 in the Caribbean, 2 in the North Atlantic, -15 maintenance] - 1 under construction [Q3 1801]
Defences: Forts & Coastal Batteries
Economy: +135
Debt: 265
Income: +145 [+60 Trade, +20 Southern Agriculture, -15 Barbary Tribute, -15 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Native American Unrest
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Native Americans
Units: 4
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US State Militias
Units: 12

Sublime State of Iran
Shah: Fath-Ali Shah (Coin)
Popularity: Somewhat High
Units: 10/10 [-50 maintenance]
Fleets: 2/2 [-10 maintenance] - 1 under construction [Q2 1801]
Defences: Balochistan Forts
Economy: +120
Debt: 270
Income: +135 [+60 Trade, +30 Vassal Tributes, -15 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Russian Tensions

Kingdom of Portugal
Queen: Mary I
Prime Minister: Luis de Sousa Coutinho (Westar)
Popularity: Somewhat High
Units: 5/5 [-25 maintenance]
Fleets: 4/4 [-20 maintenance]
Economy: +100
Debt: 30
Income: +105 [+25 African Income, +25 Indian Trade Posts, +10 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition, Omani tensions, Brazilian Revolution
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Brazilian Revolt
Units: 2

Electorate of Saxony
Elector: Frederick Augustus I (Niel)
Popularity: Low
Units: 3/3 [-15 maintenance]
Defences: Border forts
Economy: +95
Debt: 0
Income: +90 [+25 Trade]
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Sweden
King: Gustav IV Adolf (lbj181)
Popularity: Somewhat High
Units: 17/17 [-85 maintenance]
Fleets:7/7 [-35 maintenance] - 5 under construction [Q1 1801, Q2 1801, Q3 1801, Q4 1801]
Defences: Coastal Fortifications
Economy: +135
Debt: 0
Income: +85 [+20 Swedish Furs, +15 Baltic Trade, +35 Trade]
Conflicts: Baltic Tensions, Tensions with Tripoli, Tensions with Denmark

Kingdom of Naples & Sicily
King: Francis I (Marankara)
Popularity: Somewhat High
Units: 4/4 [-20 maintenance]
Fleets: 0/0 - 2 under construction [Q3 1801, Q4 1801]
Defences: Coastal Fortifications
Economy: +100
Debt: 200
Income: +90 [+20 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition

Qing Empire
Emperor: Jiaqing (Gesar)
Popularity: Somewhat high
Units: 12/28 [-80, 2 in central China, 9 in Dai Viet, 5 units in Joseon -140 maintenance]
Fleets: 2/8 [-30, 2 in Nagasaki, 4 in Dai Viet Coast -40 maintenance] - 1 under construction [ Q1 1801]
Defences: Pearl River Blockhouses
Economy: +300
Debt: 720
Income: +50 [+80 Trade, -40 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: White Lotus Society, piracy, Invasion of Dai Viet
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White Lotus Society

Tokugawa Shogunate
Emperor: Kokaku
Shogun: Tokugawa Ienari (Interested Party)
Popularity: Moderate
Units: 12/12 [-60 maintenance]
Fleets: 2/2 [-10 maintenance] - 2 under construction [Q3 1800, Q4 1800]
Defences: Spread Fortifications
Economy: +130
Debt: 200
Income: +120 [+30 Trade, +40 Clan tributes, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Qing Tensions
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Principality of Wallachia (Tributary of the Ottomans)
Stability: 3
Units: 3
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Principality of Moldavia (Tributary of the Ottomans)
Stability: 3
Units: 3
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Duchy of Wurttemberg
Stability: 5
Units: 3
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Duchy of Hesse
Stability: 5
Units: 5
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Duchy of Wurzburg
Stability: 5
Units: 4
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Principality of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel
Stability: 5
Units: 3
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Khartli-Kartaveli (Iranian Vassal)
Stability: 3
Units: 2
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Imereti
Stability: 4
Units: 3
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Chiefdom of Circassia
Stability: 4
Units: 5
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: Russian War
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Mughal Empire
Stability: 2
Units: 1
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Afghanistan
Stability: 3
Units: 6
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Ryukyu Kingdom
Stability: 4
Units: 2
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: none

Dai Viet
Stability: 2
Units: 4
Fleets: 1
Conflicts: Internal Divisions, Qing Invasion

Kingdom of Champasak
Stability: 3
Units: 2
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Vientiane
Stability: 3
Units: 2
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Luang Phrabang
Stability: 3
Units: 2
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Khmer Kingdom
Stability: 2
Units: 3
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Ayutthaya Kingdom
Stability: 4
Units: 7
Fleets: 2
Conflicts: None

Toungoo Dynasty (Burma)
Stability: 3
Units: 10
Fleets: 1
Conflicts: None

Bruneian Empire
Stability: 3
Units: 5
Fleets: 1
Conflicts: None

Sultanate of Maguindanao
Stability: 4
Units: 3
Fleets: 1
Conflicts: Tensions with Spanish Philippines

Sultanate of Oman
Stability: 4
Units: 5
Fleets: 3
Conflicts: Arab Tensions
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Kingdom of Kongo
Stability: 3
Units: 6
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Ethiopia
Stability: 5
Units: 8
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None
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Re: World News

Post by Luc » 00:59:56 Tuesday, 12 September, 2017

Q1 1801 - PEACE IN OUR TIME

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Prime Minister Pitt announces the end of the war with France and its allies

In Europe, for the first time since the violent days of the French Revolution, the guns cease to fire as a succession of peace treaties are signed and ratified, bringing peace to (almost) all of the continent.

Firstly and most importantly, there is the Treaty of Calais, which established a state of peace between the United Kingdom and the French Republic. Besides peace, the treaty also dealt with other terms such as the establishment of diplomatic relations, the exchange of war prisoners and the re-establishment of trade between the two nations and their respective allies. Other clauses that dealt with Hannover and the colonial possessions of the respective countries were also included. After much discussion, the treaty was signed and ratified by both countries.

Then there is the Treaty of Mahon, that established peace between the United Kingdom and Spain. Discussions were long and complicated, with the British diplomats describing the Spanish representatives as ‘Brilliantly Stubborn’ in reports sent back to Parliament, yet in the end an agreement was reached. Peace was declared between the two nations, as well as the transfer of territory between the two nations, with Britain ceding back the Mosquito Coast to Spain, yet retaining control the isles of Trinidad and Tobago. Despite calling for a retreat of British troops, the fate of the city of Ceuta was never specified.

The British Government also proposes the Treaty of Lowestoft to the government of the Batavian Republic. The treaty declares a peace between the two nations, calls for the re-establishment of trade, the exchange of war prisoners and deals with several territorial changes. Among those, the Dutch are returned several of their isles in the Caribbean, while being forced to cede all of their possessions in the Isle of Ceylon. The British-occupied colony of South Africa is also dealt with, as the southern part is declared to be British territory, with the northern lands being kept under dutch claim. After some discussion, the treaty is signed and ratified by both states.

And finally, we see the establishment of a truce in southern Italy, between the Franco-Republican armies and the Pro-Sicily rebels. The troops there stationed have stopped fighting, yet the violence in the countryside remains, as anarchy reigns over most of the territory, with the Republican soldiers and their French counterparts being ambushed and openly hostilized by most of the rural population.

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King Emperor Christian VII of Denmark, Norway and the Holy Roman Empire

In the Holy Roman Empire, we see the election of a new Emperor. Following the abdication of Francis as Emperor of the HRE, the Regensburg Reichstag is called upon to debate and vote for a new Emperor. The debating is fierce and takes up much longer than expected, with the two most popular candidates, Consul Napoleon of France and King Christian of Denmark, greatly dividing the opinion of the electors. In the end, King Christian of Denmark is elected the new Emperor after receiving 7 votes, with Bonaparte receiving 4.

The newly elected Emperor leaves Copenhagen and travels south to Frankfurt, where he accepts the Imperial throne and is officially crowned in a lavish ceremony. May his reign be more peaceful and more prosperous than that of the emperors that preceded him...

With the establishment of the peace, and with several of the internal actions carried out by the French Consul, the popularity of Napoleon increases evermore within the Republic, as a large propaganda campaign takes the final steps in solidifying Napoleon’s almost total popularity in France.

With the intent of improving evermore the quality of command of his forces, Napoleon establishes the Council of Marshals of the Republic, promoting several of the best French commanders (including himself) to the post of Marshals of the Republic, restructuring the French High Command.

The First Consul also signs a new decree, increasing the size of the French Home Guard by 4 units.

A French unit is dispatched from France to the South American colony of Guiana.

Shortly after the declaration of a truce in Southern Italy, Napoleon leaves Paris for Milan, the capital of the Italian Republic. There, he is greeted in a lavish ceremony carried out by the Italian National Assembly, where he announces that the reason for his move to Milan was due to the wish to follow more closely the peace talks in Southern Italy. The presence of Bonaparte in the North increases the morale of the citizenry, and several promises of larger attention to development in Italy made by Bonaparte also do their part in solidifying Napoleon’s image in Milan. He is accompanied by his famous Consular Guard at all times.

While in Milan, Bonaparte announces that a large grant of French money is to be sent to the Italian government, where it is to be used to spearhead a wide range of improvements to the nation’s military and government. The action is successful and shortly thereafter the Italian Republican army sees a large improvement of its arsenal, with new uniforms, weapons, ammunition and artillery pieces being added as assets to their forces. The action also improves the Italian government, as its bureaucratic assets are bettered by this new influx of funds.

Following a notable delay of a few weeks, the 3 French units stationed in Hannover officially hand back control of the territory back to British officials. The 3 units are then marched south towards Italy, where they set up numerous military encampments with the final objective of drilling the Italian Army.

The four Italian units, that previously laid siege to Naples, leave the surroundings of the city and march south, towards the remaining Sardinian troops still left alive after the debacle of 1800. There, the Italian commanders, under direct orders from the Consul, present to the Sardinian officers an opportunity to surrender, with their rights as prisoners of war being guaranteed by Napoleon and a promise to be returned to their homes once the conflict is over. Despite some resentment from the more patriotic elements of the Sardinian force, the troops, hungry and without morale, almost in their entirety surrender and hand over their weapons to the Italians. The rest of the Italian army is also mobilised and sent south to keep the order, with the exception of two units who remain demobilised.

The Republican government in Italy also orders for the construction of 3 new fleets for the Republican navy.
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Prime Minister Pitt, also known as 'The Younger', 'The Peacemaker', 'The Emancipator' etc. etc.

For the first time the United Kingdom holds a special election to decide upon its newly united parliament, this time with MP’s from both sides of the Celtic Sea, including, for the first time in the political history of the United Kingdom, Catholic delegates. Following his masterful internal policy, uniting Ireland with Britain and emancipating his majesty’s Catholic subjects, and his overall brilliant conduction of the now-ended war with France and her allies, Pitt leads the Tory party to an overwhelming victory over the already weakened Whigs, establishing an effective dominance of the Tory party in the UK with an extremely large majority.

The popularity of the Prime Minister himself soars, with the act of emancipation and the conclusion of peace with England’s continental enemies making him a much liked figure among the populace.

Shortly after the election, the British government conducts a general census of the Home Isles, which numbers the population of Great Britain and Ireland at about 10 million.

Given the re-establishment of the alliance between Britain and Portugal, the Foreign Office sends a good amount of funds to the new Portuguese Government as aid money to handle with the famine that has plagued Portugal since the start of the Civil War.

With the establishment of peace between Britain and its continental enemies and the lifting of the Royal Navy blockades, the Admiralty orders a reorganization of the British fleets. Here are the most notable changes:

The 3 fleets in Gibraltar are sent to the Mediterranean, where they are put under the command of Lord Nelson.

During several occasions in which French and Italian boats come close to the British ships, the sailors are ordered to sing ‘Rule Britannia’ from the top of their lungs, which severely annoys the French sailors.

All fleets previously operating in the Bay of Biscay are sent back to port in England.

One British fleet in the Caribbean is sent back to port in Kingston.

3 fleets previously operating in the Atlantic are sent back home to England. The others remain to patrol around the Home Isles.

2 fleets that previously operated in the Indian Ocean return to British controlled harbours in India.

Pitt authorizes the Admiralty to expand its reserve forces, building 3 new fleets. Interestingly, the ships are built using the extra strong Live Oak wood, bought from the Americans after the trade treaty signed in 1800. The wood is mostly used for the construction of a new class of heavy war frigates, the so called Athene class.

Following the return of Hannover to the British, two units, mostly composed of the King’s German Legion and other German-speaking soldiers, are sent to re-establish order and British control. Upon their arrival, they are hailed as heroes by the populace.

It is also worth to note that many prisoners of war are exchanged between the previously warring countries, with many soldiers now returning to their homes and families.

Following the example of their colleagues in the Admiralty, the war office also orders a large demobilisation of British forces across the Empire. Here are the noteworthy changes:

Half of the Irish divisions are demobilised and sent back to their barracks.

The troops stationed in Cape Town stand down and return to garrison their forts.

In accordance to the treaty with Spain, the army regiments there stationed leave Ceuta and return to the Home Isles, where they are sent back home.

One unit previously stationed in Gibraltar is sent to Minorca and another one to Malta.

Two other units previously stationed in Gibraltar are sent back to England, where they are demobilised.

In the end of march, a conspiracy is unmasked in London. A group of German mercenaries were caught attempting to sabotage an army armoury found close to the Tower of London. The man frantically claimed to be working for the French, but after further investigation by military officials, they are revealed to be under the employ of the Saxon Crown. In the following days, other planned attacks are also unmasked, found under almost exact conditions, all over the country.

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Vittorio Emanuele, Prime Minister & Doge of Sardinia (1759-1801)

With the isle left in disarray, many of the governments in exile that now found themselves in Sardinia started to become desperate, and actively looked for a way to escape the isle that could very well end up being their grave. Perhaps miraculously, their prayers are answered. The governments, all together, inform the King of Sardinia of their wish to hold a large council in Sardinia to determine how to act next in regards to their continental policy. Without asking the permission of his son, the Prime Minister, the King consents, and all of the delegations travel north to the port city of Olbia.

What was to happen was no council, rather, it was an evacuation.

The conspiracy unveils, at it is soon discovered that the delegations did not wish to hold any council, but were actually joining together to attempt an escape attempt from the isle. While holed up in the city, over the course of one night, a large quantity of unmarked ships approach the lightly defended port and swiftly evacuate all of the delegations, plus many Sardinian nobles who were unhappy with the tyrannical Premiership of Vittorio Emanuele. The Prime Minister is furious and quickly dispatches some of his men to stop the escape, but they are too late. By the time they arrive in Olbia, they only see distant masts in the horizon, sailing towards the sunrise.

4 French fleets are dispatched from French ports and sent to Sardinia, where they surrounded the isle and blockaded it, preventing anyone from coming in or leaving the island. The Navy then carries out a large bombardment operation, damaging both the port facilities of the aisle and many boats of the Sardinian Navy. Many Sardinian civilians were also killed in the bombardments. Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, the French Admiral in command of the fleet, had also been ordered by Napoleon to attempt to capture the Sardinian fleet, yet the action was deemed too risky for the time being, thus not being carried out.

Vittorio Emanuelle, in a desperate attempt to maintain any sort of control, leads a unit of his personal guards and embarks to Italy, where he intends to take personal control of the armies he is not aware have already surrendered to the Republicans. He leaves with his supporters in a small brig, being considered a madman by most, and sets sail from harbour. While he attempted to sneak by the French blockade, his ship is spotted by a French frigate, that after calling for the Sardinian boat’s surrender, hits the small brig with a cannonball. While the cannonball itself kills none of the passengers, only wounding a few, the brig immediately starts to sink. There are no survivors. All of them drown in the Mediterranean waters.

With the election of Christian as Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, the popularity of King Frederick William of Prussia falls greatly. The fall was not necessarily related to the person of Christian himself, rather due to the fact that, during the discussions, Frederick spent good amounts of time denigrating the person of Napoleon Bonaparte, only to in the end give up on his own candidacy to vote for the French Consul. Needlessly to say, the Prussian Nobility is not happy, not happy at all…

Large Nationalist rallies and demonstrations are held by Polish insurrectionists in Polish towns under Prussian control, calling for a larger Polish uprising against the Prussians and re-establishment of a separate, independent state. The demonstrations, that were beforehand just protests, turn violent, as the protesters many times attack Prussian Police and Military personnel. Some Prussian soldiers are even killed in the riots, in small and sporadic amounts.

Not long after, Prussian border officials uncovered large amounts of weapons and military equipment being smuggled into Prusso-Polish provinces. While the evidence is not concrete, investigation carried out by Prussian officials point to a possible Bavarian involvement in the whole scheme.

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Vienna, now once more the beating heart of the Habsburg Monarchy

In Austria, Archduke Charles uses his influence to begin to reform the Austrian Military. Using the disastrous military defeats of early 1800 as an excuse, the Archduke is quick to work with his fellow marshals in the establishment of a powerful general staff, as well as issuing new military regulations regarding the education given to soldiers and officers. He also starts to institute the levee en masse system of mobilisation, to be used in times of war.

The Regent also authorizes the army corps of engineers to begin the construction of several fortifications in Galicia, with the main objective of guarding the mountain passes found in the Carpathian Mountains from possible invading forces.

The Austrian Financial officials also successfully pay off a good amount of Austria’s national debt.

The Austrian Police uncover a large ring of spies and informants operating in Vienna. Upon closer investigation they are discovered to be Bavarian agents, working on the orders of King Maximilian of Bavaria himself.

The Russian army continues its perilous campaign in the south, this time laying camp around the city of Krasnodar, possibly awaiting for more favorable climatic conditions to carry on the fight against the Circassians. The Tsar also orders for 3 units to be marched to Circassia to reinforce the army already campaigning there. Two units, one from the army in Krasnodar and one from the reinforcing force, are killed due to the hostile climate and constant harassments by the Circassian. The reinforcement army has already arrived in Circassia, but is still to arrive in Krasnodar.

General Suvorov orders the Russian cavalry, mainly composed of Cossacks, to hunt and raid Circassian encampments. The General urges them to not attack civilian encampments and only focus in the military ones, a call that is mostly ignored by the Cossacks who, on many occasions, mercilessly cut down hundreds of Circassian civilians, burning their villages to the ground and leaving the survivors to freeze and starve in the winter.

Following the conclusion of territorial treaties with the British and the Spanish, the Tsar increases the state investment into the whaling industry, which boosts Russian trade income.

In Spain, the Cortes General meet for the first time following the results of the first general election. No parties were formed by the members of the lower house, yet the ideological divisions are well seen. While the generally conservative politicians hold a majority, a significant amount of Liberals were also elected to office, with small amounts of Reactionaries and Independent delegates also attaining office in the new parliament.

The Spanish King orders for the construction of a large summer palace in the Galician seaside, where the Royal Family plans to spend most of their time.

A large amount of unrest starts to grow in the Veneto region of Italy, especially in the heart of the province: the ancient city of Venice. Several violent riots break out, denouncing the Italian Republic as an illegitimate government, subdued by the Corsican tyrant, causing the death of some important Republican officials and army officers. Republican officials believe that the action is being perpetrated by the Spanish, due to the reported presence of mercenaries from the same region as the ones that were captured in the south. They believe that the action is another Spanish attempt to destabilize the fragile Republic.

Following the loss of a large amount of their overseas territory in the Treaty of Lowestoft, the Batavian government seeks to expand its colonial influence by seeking new ventures.

Firstly, an expedition is sent to the South African territory still under the domination of the Dutch in order to establish a new port from which the Dutch can oversee their operations. The picked location for the settlement would be in the province of Natal. The ships are already en route.

Secondly, the Dutch move to expand their ventures in Southeast Asia, by building a new settlement in the Malay isle of Singapore. This fleet is also en route.

In the Helvetic Republic, the Landammann orders for a large economic reform to take place, even assigning a large budget to the whole operation. Despite the money, the instructions are extremely vague, and for some reason unknown to the civil servants, the landammann refuses to give more insight into the matter. Due to that, nothing gets done, and the money is returned to the treasury.

In Bavaria, the King rejects the petition put forth by the nobility and the clergy, and remains a steadfast ally to his Prime Minister. That actions increases the popularity of the King with the people, who now refer to Maximilian as ‘the Citizen King’, but greatly decreased his popularity with the Nobles, who are starting to get stirred…

For the first time violence is seen between the populace and the nobility/clergy. Reports of nobles’ property being attacked and priests being hostilized come to the attention of the King, who seems to care little. In response, the Nobles pen a request to the newly elected Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, calling for help in dealing with the matter, and denouncing the uncooperative ways of their ruler.

The King also announces that he will carry out actions to centralize the Empire and increase the authority of the state. A budget is assigned by the finance ministry, but exactly how will the state be centralized is never said nor specified, thus nothing gets done.

The Bavarian government begins to invest in improving the river-based commerce in Bavaria, an action that succeeds and improves the finances of the Kingdom.

The King calls for an increase in the Bavarian army, and recruits 2 new units into the national reserves.

The King of Wurtemburg spends his time discussing matters of state with his ministers, and carries no major action. He does, however, authorizes for the pay of a small portion of Wurttemburg debt.

With the intensification of tensions between the Danish and the Swedish, the Danish King gears for war, ordering a massive increase in Norway’s defensive fortifications, the recruitment of 5 units to Norway and large naval maneuvers to fight off the growing Swedish fleet. However, nothing of this ends up being necessary… for trouble brews in Stockholm.

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Carl Johan Adlercreutz, leader of the Provisional Swedish Government

For long the Swedish military and nobility developed a strained relationship with their monarch, who seemed to be slightly out of his mind. Initially, most approved of his large scale militarization, labelling it as a necessary move to protect Sweden from possible Russian meddling. This changed however when the situation started to grow way out of hand, with massive recruitment that the treasury could barely keep up with. It all culminated when it became obvious to the army what the objectives of King Gustav were, that of attacking Norway.

The army would not stand for this madness, led by Carl Johan Adlercreutz, a renowned Finnish-born commander in the Swedish Army, the army leads a largely unopposed coup d’etat, which deposes the King and imprisons the whole of the Swedish Royal Family. Adlercreutz is quick to declare a military provisional government in Stockholm, where he also announces to the populace that the King is due to abdicate and a new constitution is to be written.

In Rome the Pope repairs the long abandoned Aurelian Walls that surround the city. He also invests more money into the security of the city in general.

The Pope outlaws all forms of execution other than by guillotine, considering it a more humane way of execution. Bless his noble soul.

The Pope also issues a papal decree, excommunicating all Godwinists, Freemasons and denouncing the wrongdoings of the Sardinian royal family, especially of the now passed Vittorio Emanuele.

The Pope also dispatches papal emissaries all over Italy, enforcing the excommunications above mentioned and preaching peace among the Italians. Due to the political changes, they mostly succeed, and the countryside is a little more peaceful now that it previously was.

Another expedition is dispatched to the Kongo, this time carrying missionaries, craftsmen, blacksmiths and physicians to aid in the development of the Congolese Kingdom.

In post civil-war Portugal, the Portuguese government with the help of British funds and engineers begin the construction of a large system of fortifications in the hills north of the capital city of Lisbon, called the Torres Vedras Line, with the objective of better protecting the capital city from any future attack.

Luis Coutinho, Royal Regent and Prime Minister of Portugal, now rules with practically undisputed authority over the country. With the help of his allies, he starts to build a new atmosphere of national unity, wanting to bring the wounded nation together again. The action is partially successful, for while it was able to convince many citizens of the legitimacy of the government, the bloody civil war and the Brazilian Revolution are still fresh events in the mind of the people.

Coutinho also authorizes for an expansion of the Portuguese Army, as a way to make due with the soldiers killed in the civil war. 2 new units are recruited.

The Portuguese Finance Ministry also pays up a good amount of the nation’s debt.

Interestingly, Carlotta Joaquina, the wife of the now imprisoned Prince John, is quietly brought to a British frigate in Lisbon and transported to Britain. What is the British objective and what is to be her fate is yet unknown.

In Sicily, the young King invests large amounts of his money into reforming the agricultural system of the isle. Large amounts of land are bought by the government, and then handed to smaller landowners, who are now able to operate mostly free of the aristocratic ties that previously chained them down. The reform, while only in its beginning, already bring good profits for the Sicilian treasury.

Middle East and Africa


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Mustafa IV, the new Sultan of the Ottoman Empire

In an unexpected move, the French army previously stationed in Egypt suddenly packs and leaves, embarking in a fleet of transport ships and being taken to Italy, where they are stationed in Rome. Before leaving, the French government sends a large amount of funds to the Ottoman Government, as a token of goodwill.

In the Ottoman Empire, the Sultan takes a drastic action to quell the unrest that brewed in his Empire. In one day, the Sultan orders for the mobilisation of a total of 6 units, and marches them towards the capital. There, he orders a purge, instructing his officers to kill many of the so-called conspirators. Problem is, most of the officers who were called in to lead the actual purge were considered, by the Sultan at least, as the so called enemy.

Instead of carrying out the will of the Sultan, the army, led by the officers, actually turn on the Sultan, and after a whole night of confused fighting in the streets of the city, the Janissaries lead the soldiers to the palace. While the plan was to only depose and not harm Selim, the Janissaries could not save him from the rage of the soldiers, who brutally kill the Sultan. Throughout the whole ordeal, one unit of the Ottoman army is killed.

Shortly thereafter, the Janissaries, under the leadership of the rebellious Kabakçı Mustafa, effectively seize control of the capital. Across the empire, other divisions of the army, loyal to Kabakçı and his ideals do the same, and many pro-Selim figures in the military and in the imperial administration are killed over the course of the next weeks.

Kabakçı then invites Mustafa, the cousin of the deposed and killed Selim, to take over the Ottoman crown, which he dutifully accepts, being crowned as emperor Mustafa IV shortly thereafter. Kabakçı remains an important member of the new government, being the de facto commander in chief of the military and being awarded with the title of ‘Minister of the Bosphorus’.

While the empire has remained territorially intact following the putsch, the individual provinces of the empire have been rocked with instability, with unrest growing in Greece, Albania, Egypt and in the regions close to the Iranian border. If the new government is not strong to keep the Empire together, said regions might fall into complete chaos, or might even try to break away from Ottoman rule.

Once again, the Dutch invest more money into their colonies in the Gold Coast, bringing in a larger amount of revenue for the national coffers.

Following a secret treaty with the Ashanti tribes, the Danish unit stationed in the Gold Coast takes the perilous march north, where it lays camp in the middle of Ashanti territory. Rumour has it that the Ashanti king has accepted to become a Danish protectorate in return for protection.

A trading post is set up by the Danish in Ashanti territory, which brings in more income to the Danish crown.

The Iranian Shah calls for a general reform of the Iranian Armed Forces. At land, he recruits 2 more units into his Army, while at sea he institutes several new reforms, with the intention of improving the skill and reorganizing the Navy. He is assisted by several European naval officers who are a great catalyst in the improvement of his Navy.

The Iranian government declares the Qatari Peninsula to be de jure Iranian territory, they also fund the construction of new trade posts in the area in order to solidify their control.

In an unexpected move, the Shah raises his red banners of war and calls 8 units from the Persian army to war. Their objective? Afghanistan. The Shah’s objective was to install Mahmud Shah, the brother of the Durrani Ruler, as the leader of a Persian-sphered Afghanistan, and he was ready to do so with force. The Shah lead his 8 units into Afghan territory and crushes the Afghan army at the Battle of Farah, where the Afghans lose 3 units and the Persians 2. After the battle, the Persian army under the Shah start the perilous march across the mountains towards Kabul. While it might still take some months, the campaign so far is going well.

Americas


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US Capitol, Washington D.C - Circa 1800

Spanish officials sign the so called ‘Russo-Spanish North American’ Agreement, in which the Russians swear to cease their expansionist activities south of British Columbia in exchange of a large quantity of money. The quantity paid, however, is not the complete amount that was previously stated upon, with the Spanish treasury claiming economic hardship as the reason for not paying the full amount. True or not, due to the not full completion of the payment, the Russian government refuses to renounce the claims to its territories south of British Columbia.

The Spanish Monarch once again moves to reform the colonial administration of his colonial empire, this time calling for the institution of large assemblies in the Spanish controlled Viceroyalties in America. The assemblies would consist of only wealthy Criollio men, who are tasked with aiding and counselling the viceroy in the day-to-day administration of his dominion. The assemblies would also be tasked with supplying the King with candidates for the position of Viceroy. With the institution of these assemblies, the King also authorizes for the lower Cortes of the Kingdom to be slightly expanded, so that a few delegates from the Viceroyalties can be sent to represent the Governorates, with several voting and political restrictions still imposed. Needless to say, these delegates must be white and Catholic. The action does a good amount to improve the popularity of the King in his colonies.

The King also orders for settlers in Louisiana to build settlements further inland up the Mississippi river, in a clear deterrent to american intervention in the region.

Around the same time President John Adams is sworn into office for his second turn, the United States once again goes to the voting booth, this time to elect its 7th congress. The results were very disputed, with extremely close results in most of the states. After many months of elections, the results were made public. Despite Thomas Jefferson’s defeat in the presidential election, the democratic Republican Party had won, by a slim majority, the leadership of the House of Representatives, yet the Federalist Party still held a healthy majority in the Senate.
The Federalist party, acting under the guidance of President Adams, attempts to increase the size of the Army of the United States, with a plan to increase it by 5 units. The plan is shot down by the Republican majority in the House, forcing the Federalists to make concessions. After much struggle, a law is passed by both Houses of Congress, authorizing the Secretary of War to recruit 2 extra units into the american standing force.

Several new fortifications are built alongside the American western borders, with the objective of better fending off indigenous attacks.

President Adams also urges for the House of Representatives to increase the budget of the 1st bank of the United States. The calls are generally ignored by both parties, who consider the plan too vague to carry out.

For the first time since its eruption, the Portuguese metropole reacts to the Revolution in Brazil, with a military expedition being organised to defeat the rebels and subdue the revolting colony. Composed of 3 units, the expedition would be led by famed Portuguese general General Bernadino Freire. After the preparations were complete, the armada left Lisbon and started to trek the perilous Atlantic water en route to South America. After over 2 months of travel, the fleet made landfall in the northern port of São Luis, that had remained under royalist control since the eruption of the civil war.

While the fleet made its crossing, the Civil War continued. After many months of violent siege, the city of Salvador, one of the most important in the colony, falls to the rebel army. In the south, the Rebels occupy the majority of the gold and diamond rich province of Minas Gerais, and then continue to march south towards Rio de Janeiro, the capital of the colony. On the way, they defeat the Royalist forces under the viceroy in the Battle of Pouso Alto, yet suffer a good amount of casualties themselves.

In Haiti, Governor-General leclerc hires several physicians from Europe and other more developed areas of the Americas to come to Saint-Domingue to aid the population. Upon arrival, they are distributed across the colony and sent to several areas of the isle, where they aid the local population and help to establish more modern and safe medical practices as the norm.

In a more somber note, the Governor General also orders for the construction of 10 guillotines, that are spread across the isle of Saint-Domingue, as a way to dissuade possible rebels. They are already put to work, with several executions being carried out by the Guards who now man these dangerous machines.

Asia



Brigadier-General Arthur Wellesley, the younger brother of the Governor-General of India Richard Wellesley, is appointed as commander of the British troops in India. With his appointment, Wellesley energetically starts to prepare the newly arrived British troops for any possible conflict in Indian territory, drilling them on fighting in the climatic and geographic conditions of India.


The British government also order for Company troops to be reorganised so that five are in the Bengal Presidency, six are in Rajputana under the Bombay Presidency, two guard the Maratha border in the Madras Presidency, and one guards Bombay itself.

The Sikh Maharaja invests a large amount of government funds into expanding the port city of Karachi, greatly boosting the Sikh trade income.

Several Sikh missionaries are sent across the newly acquired Sikh territory in order to convert the populace. They face no sort of harm, but generally don't find success in converting the people.

The Maharaja begins immense reforms in the military, modernising its doctrine, and improving its administration. Many foreign officers from France and Britain are called to help train the Sikh army in modern doctrine and a new artillery corps starts to form using top-notch European equipment.

The Maharaja also begins to formalize the Sikh bureaucracy, eliminating the old Mughal practices of administration in favour of adopting new and more efficient ways to manage the land. The reforms are costly and will take time, but it is sure to yield good results.

The Maharaja also invests a good amount of funds in improving the general infrastructure of the Kingdom, bringing in good economic results.

Following unsatisfactory levels of agricultural output, the Shogun invites several administrative officials and agricultural experts to join a convention in Edo, to discuss how to improve the agricultural output of Japan and reap more financial benefits from the whole operation. Much of the discussion is still taking place, but several treatises are produced and handed to the Shogun and his officials, who are now to benefit of a much larger understanding of the nation’s complex agricultural systems.

Following the alterations to the Shogunate’s foreign policy limitations, new delegations are assembled and dispatched to Ryukyu Kingdom, Dai Viet and the Qing empire. They are viewed with animosity and mistrust in some places, but are ultimately welcomed in all.

The Shogun also authorizes for the payment of half of the Tokugawa debt.
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French Republic
First Consul: Napoleon Bonaparte (Cephal)
Popularity: Very High
Units: 21/27 [-30, 3 in Northern Italy, 1 in Southern Italy, 1 in Rome, 1 in French Guiana, -135 maintenance]
Fleets: 4/8 [ -20, 4 blocking sardinia, -40 maintenance] - 4 under construction [Q2 1801, Q3 1801, Q4 1801, Q1 1802]
Defences: Fortifications along the Rhine
Economy: +350
Debt: 1260
Income: +215 [+50 French Agriculture, +15 Caribbean Income, +40 Trade, +30 Italian Tribute, +15 Batavian Tribute, +5 Swiss Tribute, -60 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Saint-Domingue unrest
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Saint-Domingue
Governor-General: Charles Leclerc (Flaming Bolshevik)
Popularity: Low
Units: 4/4 [-20 maintenance]
Economy: +40
Debt: 0
Income: +45 [+15 Local agriculture, +10 Trade]
Conflicts: Saint-Domingue unrest
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Consular Guard
Units: 1/1 [-5 maintenance]
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Home Guard
Units: 10
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Sardinian POW’s
Units: 2

United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland
King: George III (Serenissima)
Prime Minister: William Pitt ‘The Younger’
Popularity: Very High
Units: 4/16 [-60, 2 in India, 1 in Ireland, 1 in Jamaica, 3 in Gibraltar, 1 in Minorca, 1 in Canada, 1 in the Antilles, 2 in Hannover, -80 maintenance]
Fleets: 12/26 [-70, 1 in the Caribbean, 1 in the Indian Ocean, 4 in the North Atlantic, 8 in the Mediterranean -130 maintenance] - 4 under construction [Q2 1801, Q4 1801, Q1 1802, Q2 1802]
Defences: Gibraltar
Economy: +365
Debt: 720
Income: +335 [+15 Kingdom of Ireland, +25 North American Income, +80 Caribbean Income, +65 Indian Income, +10 Hannoverian taxes, +10 Malayan Trade, +70 Trade, +70 English Banking & Industry, -35 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Native American Unrest, Marathan Tensions
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Company Rule in India
Stability: 4
Units: 14 (5 the Bengal Presidency, 6 in Rajputana, 2 on the Maratha border, 1 in Bombay)
Fleets: 3 (2 in bengal, 1 in Bombay)
Defences: Maratha Forts
Conflicts: War of the Second Coalition, Marathan Tensions
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North American Natives
Units: 2
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Protectorate of Malta (Protectorate)
Stability: 1
Unit: 1
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Canadian Militias
Units: 2

Kingdom of Prussia
King: Frederick William III (Master of Oblivion)
Popularity: Very Low
Units: 15/15 [-75 maintenance]
Fleets: 1/1 [-5 maintenance]
Defences: Silesian Fortresses
Economy: +210
Debt: 800
Income: +120 [+30 Trade, -40 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Anti-French group, Polish Unrest

Empire of Austria
Emperor: Ferdinand I (Flamelord)
Regent: Archduke Charles
Popularity: Moderate
Units: 18/18 [-90 maintenance]
Fleets: 3/3 [-15 maintenance]
Defences: Galician Forts
Economy: +230
Debt: 700
Income: +180 [+5 Adriatic Trade, +20 Bohemian Mining, +20 Hungarian Agriculture, +10 Danube Tariffs, +35 Trade, -35 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: None

Empire of Russia
Tsar: Paul I (Scorpion)
Popularity: Somewhat Low
Units: 10/22 [-50, 3 in Alaska, 5 in Ekaterinodar, 2 going to Krasnodar -110 maintenance]
Fleets: 5/5 [-25 maintenance] - 3 under construction [Q2 1801, Q3 1801, Q4 1801]
Economy: +180
Debt: 0
Income: +90 [+20 Russian Furs, +30 Ukrainian Agriculture, +10 Alaskan Income, +35 Trade]
Conflicts: Circassian War, Iranian Tensions

Kingdom of Spain
King: Charles IV (DutchGuy)
Popularity: Somewhat High
Units: 10/10 [-50 maintenance]
Fleets: 8/8 [-40 maintenance] - 1 under construction [Q1801]
Defences: Fort & Coastal Batteries
Economy: +210
Debt: 1800
Income: +150 [+20 New Spain Mining, +15 New Grenada Mining, +35 Peruvian Mining, +10 Philippine Trade, +25 Caribbean Income +15 Trade, -90 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Indigenous American Unrest
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Colonial Militias
Units: 6 [1 in New Spain, 1 in Cuba, 1 in New Granada, 1 in Peru, 1 in Rio de la Plata, 1 in Louisiana]

Sublime Ottoman State
Sultan: Mustafa IV
Popularity: Moderate
Units: 8/11 [-15, 3 in the Sinai, -55 maintenance]
Fleets: 6/6 [-30 maintenance] - 2 under construction [Q2 1801, Q3 1801]
Defences: Fortifications in the Caucasus
Economy: +125
Debt: 760
Income: +105 [+15 Black Sea Trade, +15 Turkish Straits Control, +15 Minority Taxation, +20 Barbary Tribute, +40 Vassal Tribute, +60 Trade, -40 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Territorial Unrest

Batavian Republic
President: Augustijn Gerhard Besier
Popularity: Somewhat High
Units: 1/3 [-10, 2 in Holland, -15 maintenance]
Fleets: 7/7 [-35 maintenance]
Defences: Hollandic Waterline Forts
Economy: +115
Debt: 1800
Income: +190 [+20 Amsterdam Stock Market, +15 Indian Trade, +15 Gold Coast Income, +25 East Indian Income, +30 Caribbean Income, +50 Trade, -90 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: None

Helvetic Republic
Landammann: Alois Von Reding (CarpeVerpa)
Popularity: Somewhat High
Units: 3/3 [-15 maintenance]
Defences: Mountain Fortifications
Economy: +75
Debt: 150
Income: +70 [+20 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: None

Electorate of Bavaria
Elector: Maximilian I Joseph (Hussam_B)
Popularity: Moderate
Units: 7/7 [-35 maintenance]
Economy: +120
Debt: 130
Income: +115 [+40 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Noble Dissent

Electorate of Württemberg
Elector: Frederick I (acecipher)
Popularity: Somewhat High
Units: 4/4 [-20 maintenance]
Defences: Border Fortifications
Economy: +85
Debt: 125
Income: +80 [+25 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Sardinia
King: Charles Emmanuel IV (Litos)
Popularity: Extremely Low
Units: 0
Fleets: 2/2 [-10 maintenance] - 1 under construction [Q3 1801]
Economy: +30
Debt: 200
Income: -10 [+10 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Invasion of Italy

Kingdom of Denmark
King-Emperor: Christian VII (MTFD)
Popularity: Low
Units: 7/7 [-35 maintenance
Fleets: 9/9 [-45 maintenance] - 6 under construction [Q2 1801, Q3 1801, Q4 1801, Q1 1802, Q2 1802, Q3 1802]
Defences: New daneverik line, Fortifications in the Swedish Border
Economy: +150
Debt: 0
Income: +130 [+30 Kingdom of Norway, +25 Sound Dues, +10 Caribbean Income, +25 Gold Coast Income, +25 HRE taxes, +35 Trade]
Conflicts: Tensions with Sweden
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Kingdom of Norway (Personal Union)
Stability: 5
Units: 10/10 [-50 maintenance]
Fleets: 4/4 [-20 maintenance]
Conflicts: Tensions with Sweden

Italian Republic
Vice-President: Francesco Melzi d’Eril
Popularity: Moderate
Units: 6/10 [-20, 4 in Southern Italy, -50 maintenance]
Fleets: 4/4 [-20 maintenance] - 4 under construction [Q3 1801, Q4 1801, Q1 1802, Q2 1802]
Economy: +100
Debt: 90
Income: +25 [+20 Trade, -5 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Southern Unrest, Venetian Unrest

The Papal States
Pope: Pius VII (Smyg)
Popularity: Somewhat High
Defences: Reinforced Walls
Economy: +30
Debt: 230
Income: +45 [+5 Trade, +20 Papal Tributes, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: None

Maratha Empire
Chatrapati: Shahu II
Popularity: Moderate
Units: 15/15 [-75 maintenance]
Fleets: 1/1 [-5 maintenance] - 2 under construction [Q2 1801, Q3 1801]
Defences: Pune walls
Economy: +135
Debt: 1205
Income: +60 [+10 Cotton Trade, +15 Spice Trade, +40 Trade, -60 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: British Tensions

Sikh Empire
Maharaja: Ranjit Singh (Red John)
Popularity: Very High
Units: 6/11 [-25 , 5 in Rajputana, -55 maintenance]
Economy: +100
Debt: 180
Income: +65 [+55 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Afghan Tensions

United States of America
President: John Adams (Tellos)
Popularity: Moderate
Units: 4/4 [-20 maintenance]
Fleets: 0/3 [-15, 1 in the Caribbean, 2 in the North Atlantic, -15 maintenance] - 1 under construction [Q3 1801]
Defences: Forts & Coastal Batteries, Western Forts
Economy: +135
Debt: 265
Income: +135 [+60 Trade, +20 Southern Agriculture, -15 Barbary Tribute, -15 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Native American Unrest
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Native Americans
Units: 4
===
US State Militias
Units: 12

Sublime State of Iran
Shah: Fath-Ali Shah (Coin)
Popularity: Somewhat High
Units: 4/10 [-30, 6 units in Afghanistan, -50 maintenance]
Fleets: 2/2 [-10 maintenance] - 1 under construction [Q2 1801]
Defences: Balochistan Forts
Economy: +120
Debt: 270
Income: +105 [+60 Trade, +30 Vassal Tributes, -15 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Russian Tensions, Invasion of Afghanistan

Kingdom of Portugal
Queen: Mary I (Westar)
Prime Minister: Luis de Sousa Coutinho
Popularity: Somewhat High
Units: 4/7 [-15, 3 in Brazil, -35 maintenance]
Fleets: 4/4 [-20 maintenance]
Defences: Torres Vedras line
Economy: +100
Debt: 0
Income: +115 [+25 African Income, +25 Indian Trade Posts, +20 Trade]
Conflicts: Brazilian Revolution
==
Brazilian Revolt
Units: 4

Electorate of Saxony
Elector: Frederick Augustus I (Niel)
Popularity: Low
Units: 3/3 [-15 maintenance]
Defences: Border forts
Economy: +95
Debt: 0
Income: +90 [+25 Trade]
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Sweden
King: None, government in the hands of Adlercreutz
Popularity: Moderate
Units: 17/17 [-85 maintenance]
Fleets:7/7 [-35 maintenance] - 5 under construction [Q1 1801, Q2 1801, Q3 1801, Q4 1801]
Defences: Coastal Fortifications
Economy: +135
Debt: 0
Income: +85 [+20 Swedish Furs, +15 Baltic Trade, +35 Trade]
Conflicts:Tensions with Tripoli, Tensions with Denmark

Kingdom of Naples & Sicily
King: Francis I (Marankara)
Popularity: Somewhat High
Units: 4/4 [-20 maintenance]
Fleets: 0/0 - 2 under construction [Q3 1801, Q4 1801]
Defences: Coastal Fortifications
Economy: +100
Debt: 200
Income: +105 [+35 Trade, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: None

Qing Empire
Emperor: Jiaqing (Gesar)
Popularity: Somewhat high
Units: 12/28 [-80, 2 in central China, 9 in Dai Viet, 5 units in Joseon -140 maintenance]
Fleets: 2/8 [-30, 2 in Nagasaki, 4 in Dai Viet Coast -40 maintenance] - 1 under construction [ Q1 1801]
Defences: Pearl River Blockhouses
Economy: +300
Debt: 720
Income: +50 [+80 Trade, -40 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: White Lotus Society, piracy, Invasion of Dai Viet
==
White Lotus Society

Tokugawa Shogunate
Emperor: Kokaku
Shogun: Tokugawa Ienari (Interested Party)
Popularity: Moderate
Units: 12/12 [-60 maintenance]
Fleets: 2/2 [-10 maintenance] - 2 under construction [Q3 1800, Q4 1800]
Defences: Spread Fortifications
Economy: +130
Debt: 100
Income: +120 [+30 Trade, +40 Clan tributes, -10 Debt Interest]
Conflicts: Qing Tensions

Kingdom of Ethiopia
Emperor: Demetrius (Robert Schumann)
Popularity: High
Units: 6/6 [-30 maintenance]
Economy: +45
Debt: 0
Income: +50 [+35 Trade]
Conflicts: None
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Principality of Wallachia (Tributary of the Ottomans)
Stability: 3
Units: 3
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Principality of Moldavia (Tributary of the Ottomans)
Stability: 3
Units: 3
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Duchy of Hesse
Stability: 5
Units: 5
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Duchy of Wurzburg
Stability: 5
Units: 4
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Principality of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel
Stability: 5
Units: 3
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Khartli-Kartaveli (Iranian Vassal)
Stability: 3
Units: 2
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Imereti
Stability: 4
Units: 3
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Chiefdom of Circassia
Stability: 4
Units: 5
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: Russian War
Asia NPCShow

Kingdom of Afghanistan
Stability: 3
Units: 3
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: Iranian Invasion

Ryukyu Kingdom
Stability: 4
Units: 2
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: none

Dai Viet
Stability: 2
Units: 4
Fleets: 1
Conflicts: Internal Divisions

Kingdom of Champasak
Stability: 3
Units: 2
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Vientiane
Stability: 3
Units: 2
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Kingdom of Luang Phrabang
Stability: 3
Units: 2
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Khmer Kingdom
Stability: 2
Units: 3
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None

Ayutthaya Kingdom
Stability: 4
Units: 7
Fleets: 2
Conflicts: None

Toungoo Dynasty (Burma)
Stability: 3
Units: 10
Fleets: 1
Conflicts: None

Bruneian Empire
Stability: 3
Units: 5
Fleets: 1
Conflicts: None

Sultanate of Maguindanao
Stability: 4
Units: 3
Fleets: 1
Conflicts: Tensions with Spanish Philippines

Sultanate of Oman
Stability: 4
Units: 5
Fleets: 3
Conflicts: Arab Tensions
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Kingdom of Kongo
Stability: 3
Units: 6
Fleets: 0
Conflicts: None
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