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Postby Parcia » Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:55 pm

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Nationstates Name Parcia
Nation Name The United States of America
Flag
National Anthem Isn't one yet
Capital Washington DC, Virginia, though most government functions still occur in Philadelphia as the move is one going.
Type of Government representative democracy under a presidential system
Head of State(s) George Washington as president with John Adams serving as Vice President
Image of Leader wip
Political Faction or Party in Power [Basically the powers that be in your nation] none, yet.
Population 3,850,563
Religion Breakdown majority prosistant with significant Catholic enclaves
Public Goals Ease the tension with the native tribes of the Appalachian mountains and great lakes nations, recover the still bloody attitude with Great Britain.
Private Goals Secure American trade lanes with Europe, specifically access to France and the mainland. Deal with encroachment by the Royal Navy.
Map Claims The original 13 colonies and territories actually in possession of the US by Jan 1st, 1791

Total military size roughly 60,000 musterable men
Breakdown of army
While various state and regional Militias exist and infact form a large core of recruitable strength, the current standing of the United States army states that each state is required to keep at least one Battalion of men, roughly 1150, standing at arms and in good order across a series of fortified encampments, block houses, and forts.

This is to ensure the Army has the ability to muster quickly and respond to any regional or local threat quickly enough to act as a blocking or harassment force until further reinforcements can arrive.

This does not include the First Regiment of Dragoons, which constitute the US's primary quick reaction force. Comprised of roughly 3,600 mounted riders, these men are equiped and trained to act more like mounted riflemen and are spread at mid company strength across key points along major road ways, along ports and the mountains to provide rapid support, recon, and when amassed in appropriate numbers, a battlefield role similar to the British Dragoons they are patterned off of.

Breakdown of navy The nature of the Continental Navy, while ad hoc and rarely decisively successful, showed the strength and possible capabilities of an American navy, leading to the establishment of the Department of the Navy in 1781 after a slime vote in the house of representatives and much Championing by General Washington.

This has led to a good deal of restructuring of the Navy in to something more resembling a proper navy then the ad hoc force of armed merchantmen with letters of marque.

Currently based out of the recently commissioned Norfolk Naval Yard and the port of New York, the Navy sports two squadrons of ships, one 6 ship squadron consisting of a pair of 38 gun Frigates leading 4 smaller armed sloops, guarding the vital trade ports of New York while Norfolk boast three frigates, all 36 gun rated vessels supported by 5 smaller 5th and 6th rates.

Boston harbor is home to a still largely Adhoc flotilla of armed merchantmen and the Navy does keep around 120 armed merchantmen on retainer for rapid commissioning I'm to the Navy though vary few of these vessels would be considered rated warships by any standard.

The United States Marine Corps was established on the 10th of November, 1775 and has continued to serve, at roughly 2000 straight regiment spread out across the fleet, since it's inception as the Continental Marine corps and it's re designation on the 10th of November, 1789. Marines act at boarding, ship security, and much to the chagrin of enemy naval crews, capable Marksmen.

Currency US Dollar, officially. However the low level of mintage and depreciation of printed paper currency means the Minted Spanish Reall and British Pound Sterling remain the most popular coinage used.
Major import/export partners Britain and it's Canadian Territory, France, and Spain.
Major Domestic Issues
Easily the biggest issue concerns Slavery, the tenuous relationship with the local native tribes.
Major Foreign Issues The tenuous trade and diplomatic relationship with Europe amid it's tumultuous events.

History WIP, but the history is OTL until 1781 with the creation of the Department of the Navy. More to come.

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Postby Dogutrakya » Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:45 pm

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UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND
"Rule, Britannia! Britannia rules the waves,
Britons never, never, never shall be slaves!"



Nationstates Name: Dogutrakya
Nation Name: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
National Anthem: God Save the King
Capital: London
Type of Government: Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy under the Westminster system
Head of State:
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Party in Power: Whig
Population: 49,104,000 (including British India)
Religion Breakdown: Britain as a whole has a predominant Protestant population, as Catholicism was all but thrown out of Great Britain during the Stuart Restoration. As a compromise between Charles II and the Whigs, the Church of England is reformed under a Presbyterian tradition, with the Monarch as Governor leading the council of priests. Only Ireland remained a Catholic bastion in the British Isles, and both King and Parliament are happy to ignore this as it would spark a massive uprising in Ireland if that is to be changed.
Public Goals
Private Goals
Map Claims: All British territories in 1791, controlled and claimed; + Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), Chile, and Cuba

Total military size
Breakdown of army 130,000 personnel
The British Army usually plays second fiddle to the Navy, but it is a powerful force in its own right. It is a standing army, and has been reformed and trained thoroughly reminiscent from its failures in the American Revolutionary War. The Army currently experiences a logistics problem since it has been expanded to meet the French threat (French levee en masse, which greatly expanded their army), and sufficient preparations - including carts and wagons, munitions, and most importantly training - has to be prepared to support British soldiers.

Breakdown of navy: roughly 120,000 personnel
495 ships:
- 140 Ships of the Line (20 First-rate, 28 Second-rate, 42 Third-rate, 50 Fourth-rate)
- 215 Frigates (95 Fifth-rate, 120 Sixth-rate)
- 140 smaller ships (80 sloops-of-war, 60 ketch/cutter/etc.)
The Royal Navy is the largest naval force in the world, totalling 495 ships of all sizes. Following the American Revolutionary War and the French Revolution, it has been maintained to this size, until the nearest moment it can be possibly downgraded. The Navy is the single agency draining most resources from the British treasury, and Britain has levied higher taxes on some commodities to fund its maintenance. The Navy's cost is also shared with colonial authorities on where it is stationed, including the East India Company. Britain has a long naval tradition dating back from medieval ages, and the destruction of the Spanish Armada by Elizabeth I cemented Britain's position as the strongest naval power in Europe. Its officers came from all kinds of social classes, usually headed by a nobleman. Britain's most important colonial possession to maintain the Navy is Canada - from where most of British timber is sourced; the Caribbean, where profits from sugar helped to fund the Navy, and India, where trade in oriental goods has allowed greater resources to be allocated to the Navy.

Currency: British Pound
Major import/export partners : British colonies and territories (Lower and Upper Canada, British India, the Caribbean); the United States, Prussia, Russia, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Andalusia
Major Domestic Issues: The revolutions in Europe brought a wave of liberal fervor to Britain, a spirit that could endanger the aristocracy and even monarchy itself. The Whigs, traditionally the champion of liberalism, is controlling the current government. While they seek a more liberal approach of government and economy they are also loath to emulate the European revolutionaries that ruined their countries with civil conflicts and wars. This ideology must be contained and accomodated to preserve the unity of Britain.
Major Foreign Issues: Since Britain severed all ties to its American colonies after the Revolutionary War, they seek to expand their own Canadian possessions to make up for the loss. British explorers and adventurers have travelled to as far as the Great Plains to survey the land for Britain. Colonial expansionism is also in full swing, as Britain seeks to oust all other European powers present in India, and expand its holdings in the East Indies. Recently, the famous British explorer James Cook has found a massive continent south of the East Indies dubbed "Australia", and while it serves as now primarily as a prison colony, many in Britain wanted to turn the country into proper settlement.

History:
1654-1660, 1662: Anglo-Spanish Wars
Oliver Cromwell allied his Commonwealth to France, despite France being an anathema to his vision of a Protestant Europe, since Spain was a greater threat to English trade in the Americas. Cromwell reformed part of the former Royal Navy into the Western Design, a naval force sufficient enough to challenge Spanish domination in the West Indies. He sought to return into a commercial opportunist trade policy favored by the Tudor monarchs, later abandoned by the Stuarts; so Britain declared war on Spain, and later tied this war into the larger Franco-Spanish War that raged from 1635. British privateers razed and burned Havana, and the Western Design sailed to Hispaniola. They successfully captured Santo Domingo before continuing the campaign to Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Lastly, they invited British planters to settle on the islands, while the navy captured Havana - already burnt and destroyed by privateer attacks.

Charles II, when he was restored into power, did not stop the war and instead supported the Portuguese's seccession from the Iberian Union. Admiral John Narborough was sent to Valdivia, Chile commanding a major fleet and managed to seize the port, securing British dominance over the Straits of Magellan. The territory was never returned to Spain, and was finally ceded with a sum of fifty thousand paid by Britain to Spain in the end of the war.

1660: Stuart Restoration
Cromwell's reign was fairly unpopular to the Irish and most of the English. At the time of his death, his son Richard took up the mantle of Lord Protector, authorized by the Rump Parliament. He soon formed a cabinet, the Committee of Safety, to enforce his rule upon the Commonwealth. George Monck, a general and Royalist sympathizer, secretly invited Charles Stuart - which at that time was in exile in France - to return and restore the monarchy. Monck marched to London at the head of a large army, at the same time Charles arrived in England. The Protectorate and Rump Parliament are both dissolved; Charles was greeted by the whole of London cheering for him, and he was crowned in Westminster Abbey as Charles II, King of the United Kingdom.

Despite his restoration, Charles II sought to make amends with the Puritans. Charles called the Convention Parliament, composed of almost equal amounts of Whigs and Tories, and passed the Indemnity and Oblivion act, restoring titles granted by the Commonwealth and preserving the titles of his supporters that was erased by Cromwell's government. The Book of Prayer 1662's contnets were altered so that it supported a more Presbyterian liturgy, ccording to the Savoy Conference. Whigs pushed for the abolition of Episcopate, but Charles and the Tories created a compromise: bishops, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, would be elected by the presbyters of their own dioceses, but they still have to swear allegiance to the King. This appeased the Puritans, but Charles began stocking dioceses across the country with his supporters, resulting in the election of Royalist bishops. He allowed Nonconformists to take part in the Church, and he was regarded as one of the most liberal monarchs of that time. Charles II died an extremely popular king, and leaving behind a full treasury for his successor.

James II and VII proved to be a radically different monarch to his father. He repealed the Act of Uniformity (that established the Book of Common Prayer as guidance), tore down the quasi-presbyterian structure of the Church of England, and banned Nonconformists from public office. Both the Socttish and English parliaments were outraged, and they invited his daughter Mary and her husband William of Orange to depose James. This resulted in a significant Catholic persecution. William and Mary approved the Bill of Rights, which barred any Catholic from ever becoming monarch of Britain, and reestablished the privileges granted by Charles II.

Their successor Anne (Mary's sister) died without a heir, as his only surviving son died at the age of 11. Parliament appointed James II's cousin Sophia of Hannover as monarch - his remaining children were Catholics - but she died before Anne and as a result her son Elector George of Hannover became King. The Jacobites, which has been stripped of succession because of their Catholic faith, rose in rebellion in the Highlands. George I married her son, the future George II to Louisa Maria Stuart to reconcile the Jacobites. She survived smallpox and was pronounced co-monarch with George II, until their death in 1760. They were succeeded by the current monarch, George III.

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Postby Scandinavia21 » Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:48 pm

Dogutrakya wrote:
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The Union Jack

UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND
"Rule, Britannia! Britannia rules the waves,
Britons never, never, never shall be slaves!"



Nationstates Name: Dogutrakya
Nation Name: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
National Anthem: God Save the King
Capital: London
Type of Government: Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy under the Westminster system
Head of State:Party in Power: Whig
Population: 49,104,000 (including British India)
Religion Breakdown: Britain as a whole has a predominant Protestant population, as Catholicism was all but thrown out of Great Britain during the Stuart Restoration. As a compromise between Charles II and the Whigs, the Church of England is reformed under a Presbyterian tradition, with the Monarch as Governor leading the council of priests. Only Ireland remained a Catholic bastion in the British Isles, and both King and Parliament are happy to ignore this as it would spark a massive uprising in Ireland if that is to be changed.
Public Goals
Private Goals
Map Claims: All British territories in 1791

Total military size
Breakdown of army
Breakdown of navy

Currency: British Pound
Major import/export partners : British colonies and territories (Lower and Upper Canada, British India, the Caribbean); the United States, Prussia, Russia, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Andalusia
Major Domestic Issues: The revolutions in Europe brought a wave of liberal fervor to Britain, a spirit that could endanger the aristocracy and even monarchy itself. The Whigs, traditionally the champion of liberalism, is controlling the current government. While they seek a more liberal approach of government and economy they are also loath to emulate the European revolutionaries that ruined their countries with civil conflicts and wars. This ideology must be contained and accomodated to preserve the unity of Britain.
Major Foreign Issues: Since Britain severed all ties to its American colonies after the Revolutionary War, they seek to expand their own Canadian possessions to make up for the loss. British explorers and adventurers have travelled to as far as the Great Plains to survey the land for Britain. Colonial expansionism is also in full swing, as Britain seeks to oust all other European powers present in India, and expand its holdings in the East Indies. Recently, the famous British explorer James Cook has found a massive continent south of the East Indies dubbed "Australia", and while it serves as now primarily as a prison colony, many in Britain wanted to turn the country into proper settlement.

History (where you put the history/alt history of your nation)

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Bruh I already reserved Great Britain.
Nation: Kingdom of Scandinavia
Technology: MT- PMT
Year: 2025
Territory: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Kola Peninsula
Leader: Queen Anastasia the 3rd
GENA Ambassador: Thomas Hauger

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Postby Dogutrakya » Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:51 pm

Scandinavia21 wrote:Bruh I already reserved Great Britain.

T believe the reservation is valid for 48 hours. Since yours has been more than 48 hours already, I decided to app Britain.

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Postby Scandinavia21 » Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:54 pm

Scandinavia21 wrote:
Dogutrakya wrote:
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(Image)
The Union Jack

UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND
"Rule, Britannia! Britannia rules the waves,
Britons never, never, never shall be slaves!"



Nationstates Name: Dogutrakya
Nation Name: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
National Anthem: God Save the King
Capital: London
Type of Government: Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy under the Westminster system
Head of State:Party in Power: Whig
Population: 49,104,000 (including British India)
Religion Breakdown: Britain as a whole has a predominant Protestant population, as Catholicism was all but thrown out of Great Britain during the Stuart Restoration. As a compromise between Charles II and the Whigs, the Church of England is reformed under a Presbyterian tradition, with the Monarch as Governor leading the council of priests. Only Ireland remained a Catholic bastion in the British Isles, and both King and Parliament are happy to ignore this as it would spark a massive uprising in Ireland if that is to be changed.
Public Goals
Private Goals
Map Claims: All British territories in 1791

Total military size
Breakdown of army
Breakdown of navy

Currency: British Pound
Major import/export partners : British colonies and territories (Lower and Upper Canada, British India, the Caribbean); the United States, Prussia, Russia, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Andalusia
Major Domestic Issues: The revolutions in Europe brought a wave of liberal fervor to Britain, a spirit that could endanger the aristocracy and even monarchy itself. The Whigs, traditionally the champion of liberalism, is controlling the current government. While they seek a more liberal approach of government and economy they are also loath to emulate the European revolutionaries that ruined their countries with civil conflicts and wars. This ideology must be contained and accomodated to preserve the unity of Britain.
Major Foreign Issues: Since Britain severed all ties to its American colonies after the Revolutionary War, they seek to expand their own Canadian possessions to make up for the loss. British explorers and adventurers have travelled to as far as the Great Plains to survey the land for Britain. Colonial expansionism is also in full swing, as Britain seeks to oust all other European powers present in India, and expand its holdings in the East Indies. Recently, the famous British explorer James Cook has found a massive continent south of the East Indies dubbed "Australia", and while it serves as now primarily as a prison colony, many in Britain wanted to turn the country into proper settlement.

History (where you put the history/alt history of your nation)

Roleplay example link

Bruh I already reserved Great Britain.

I was about to post my app when you put yours up. All i have to put is an RP example.
Nation: Kingdom of Scandinavia
Technology: MT- PMT
Year: 2025
Territory: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Kola Peninsula
Leader: Queen Anastasia the 3rd
GENA Ambassador: Thomas Hauger

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Postby Dogutrakya » Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:57 pm

Scandinavia21 wrote:I was about to post my app when you put yours up. All i have to put is an RP example.

Well, I apologize about that. You should have put a WIP app in place earlier, though.

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Postby Scandinavia21 » Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:59 pm

Dogutrakya wrote:
Scandinavia21 wrote:I was about to post my app when you put yours up. All i have to put is an RP example.

Well, I apologize about that. You should have put a WIP app in place earlier, though.

Can you pick another nation like France?
Nation: Kingdom of Scandinavia
Technology: MT- PMT
Year: 2025
Territory: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Kola Peninsula
Leader: Queen Anastasia the 3rd
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Postby Scandinavia21 » Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:00 am

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Nationstates Name: Kingdom of Scandinavia
Nation Name: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Flag: Same as IRL
National Anthem: God Save the King
Capital: London
Type of Government: Constitutional Monarchy
Head of Government: Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger
Image of HoG: William Pitt
Head of State: King George the 3rd
Image of HoS: King George the 3rd
Political Faction or Party in Power [Basically the powers that be in your nation]
Population: 18 million
Religion Breakdown: Henry VIII was named Defender of the Faith (Fidei Defensor) for his opposition to Luther's Reformation. The fact he had no living son and the pope's inability to permit him a divorce from his wife while her nephew's armies held Rome, however, prompted Henry to summon the Reformation Parliament and to invoke the statute of praemunire against the English Church, ultimately leading to the 1532 Submission of the Clergy and the 1534 Acts of Supremacy that made the Church of England an independent national church, no longer under the governance of the Pope, but with the King as Supreme Governor. (It is sometimes incorrectly stated that the Church of England was established at this time. The Church of England was a province of the Catholic Church at least since c. 600 AD. when Augustine became the first Archbishop of Canterbury. Therefore the Church of England could not have been established at a time when it had existed for over 900 years.) A law passed the same year made it an act of treason to publicly oppose these measures; SS John Fisher and Thomas More and many others were martyred for their continued Catholicism. Fear of foreign invasion was a concern until the 1588 rout of the Spanish Armada, but land sales after the Dissolution of the lesser and greater monasteries united most of the aristocracy behind the change. Religious rebellions in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire in 1536, in Cumberland in 1537, and in Devon and Cornwall in 1549 were quickly dealt with. The doctrine of the English Reformation differed little at first except with regard to royal authority over canon law: Lutheranism remained condemned and John Frith, Robert Barnes, and other Protestants were also martyred, including William Tyndale, whose Obedience of a Christian Man inspired Henry's break with Rome and whose translation of the Bible formed the basis of Henry's own authorized Great Bible. Meanwhile, laws in 1535 and 1542 fully merged Wales with England.

For the next 150 years, religious policy varied with the ruler: Edward VI and his regents favored greater Protestantism, including new books of Common Prayer and Common Order. His sister Mary restored Catholicism after negotiations with the pope ended Rome's claims to the former Church lands, but two false pregnancies left her sister Elizabeth I as her heir. Upon Elizabeth's ascension, the 1558 Act of Uniformity, 1559 Act and Oath of Supremacy, and the Thirty-Nine Articles of 1563 formed the Religious Settlement which restored the Protestant Church of England. The vicissitudes of the clergy during the period were satirized in "The Vicar of Bray". The papal bull Regnans in Excelsis supporting the Rising of the North and the Irish Desmond Rebellions against Elizabeth proved ineffective, but similarly ineffective were the Marian exiles who returned from Calvin's Geneva as Puritans. James I supported the bishops of Anglicanism and the production of an authoritative English Bible while easing persecution against Catholics; several attempts against his person—including the Bye & Gunpowder Plots—finally led to harsher measures. Charles I provoked the Bishops' Wars in Scotland and ultimately the Civil War in England. The victorious Long Parliament restructured the Church at the 1643 Westminster Assembly and issued a new confession of faith. (The English Baptists drew up their own in 1689.) Following the Restoration, onerous Penal Laws were enacted against Dissenters, including the Clarendon Code. Charles II and James II tried to declare royal indulgences of other faiths in 1672 and in 1687; the former was withdrawn in favour of the first Test Act, which—along with the Popish Plot—led to the Exclusion Crisis, and the latter contributed to the Glorious Revolution of 1688.



The Church of England was not only dominant in religious affairs, but it blocked outsiders from responsible positions in national and local government, business, professions and academia. In practice, the doctrine of the divine right of kings persisted Old animosities had diminished, and a new spirit of toleration was abroad. Restrictions on Nonconformists were mostly either ignored or slowly lifted. The Protestants, including the Quakers, who worked to overthrow King James II were rewarded. The Toleration Act of 1689 allowed Nonconformists who have their own chapels, teachers, and preachers, censorship was relaxed.

Anti-Catholicism
Harsh penalties on Catholicism remained until the threat of a French restoration of the Catholic Stuart kings ended, but they were seldom enforced. The failure of the pro-Catholic Jacobite rebellions and papal recognition of George III after the death of J.F.E. Stuart in 1766 permitted the gradual removal of anti-Catholic laws, a process known as the Catholic Emancipation, which included the Restoration of the English hierarchy.

The Evangelical Revival

The evangelical movement inside and outside the Church of England gained strength in the late 18th century. The movement challenged the traditional religious sensibility that emphasised a code of honor for the upper-class, and suitable behaviour for everyone else, together with faithful observances of rituals. John Wesley (1703 -) and his followers preached revivalist religion, trying to convert individuals to a personal relationship with Christ through Bible reading, regular prayer, and especially the revival experience. Wesley himself preached 52,000 times, calling on men and women to "redeem the time" and save their souls. Wesley always operated inside the Church of England, but at his death, it set up outside institutions that became the Methodist Church. It stood alongside the traditional nonconformism of Presbyterians, Congregationalist, Baptists, Unitarians and Quakers. The earlier Nonconformists, however, were less influenced by revivalism.

The Church of England remained dominant, but it had a growing evangelical, revivalist faction: the "Low Church". Its leaders included William Wilberforce and Hannah More. It reached the upper class through the Clapham Sect. It did not seek political reform, but rather the opportunity to save souls through political action by freeing slaves, abolishing the duel, prohibiting cruelty to children and animals, stopping gambling, avoiding frivolity on the Sabbath; they read the Bible every day. All souls were equal in God's view, but not all bodies, so evangelicals did not challenge the hierarchical structure of English society.


Missionary activity
During the 18th century heyday of the First British Empire, Anglican and Methodist missionaries were active in the 13 American Colonies. The Methodists, led by George Whitefield, were the most successful and after the revolution and entirely distinct American Methodist denomination emerged that became the largest Protestant denomination in the new United States. A major problem for colonial officials was the demand of the Church of England to set up an American bishop; this was strongly opposed by most of the Americans and never happened. Increasingly colonial officials took a neutral position on religious matters, even in those colonies such as Virginia where the Church of England was officially established, but in practice controlled by laymen in the local vestries. After the Americans broke free, British officials decided to enhance the power and wealth of the Church of England in all the settler colonies, especially British North America (Canada).
Public Goals: Curb French ambitions in Europe and around the world, curb Andalucia's power create new colonies in Asia and Africa
Private Goals: Retake the former 13 Colonies, kick France out of the New World and Seize Gibraltar
Map Claims: All territories held by the UK in 1791 including New South Wales, New Zealand, Norfolk Island, South Australia, Western Australia, Andaman Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, Saint Helena, Tristan da Cunha, Falkland Islands, Bermuda, Menorca, Dunkirk, Surat, Pulo Condore Island (Côn Đảo), British Raj, Bengal ("Fort William"), Bencoolen, South Caribbean Islands, St. Lucia Island, St. Christopher Island, Nevis, Mosquito Coast, Montserrat, Jamaica, Grenada, Dominica, Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, British Honduras, Barbuda, Barbados, Bahamas, Antigua, Anguilla, Lower Canada, Upper Canada, Tangier,

Total military size:
Breakdown of army: The army consisted of 40 regiments of cavalry [two Household Cavalry, Royal Horse Guards, seven of Dragoon Guards, six of Dragoons and fourteen of Light Dragoons], seven battalions in three Foot Guard Regiments and 91 battalions in 87 numbered regiments of line infantry with two colonial corps. Its artillery had 60 companies in four battalions of Foot Artillery, 25 companies in the Invalid Battalion, two independent companies in India, Company of Cadets and two new troops of the Royal Horse Artillery just organizing. The remainder of the British Army was made up of 50 Independent Companies of Invalids, known by their Captain's name, scattered in garrisons and forts across Great Britain. It had the Corps of Royal Engineers, Invalid Corps of Royal Engineers and a Corps of Royal Military Artificers of six companies with another two Independent Companies. There were also the Royal Irish Artillery of six companies with an Invalid Company and the Corps of Royal Engineers in Ireland. It had to provide garrisons at Home and for The Channel Islands, Ireland, British North America [i. e. Upper and Lower Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, St. John's Island, Cape Breton Island and Newfoundland], Australia, the West Indies and India. At this time, British North America and the West Indies were still being referred to as the Plantations. There is a grand total of 90,000 troops in the British Army and unlike RL, these were
Highly trained and carried the best weapons.
Breakdown of navy:
Total vessels: 661
Total cannon: 14,000
Total crew: 100,000

Currency: Pound Sterling
Major import/export partners : Austria, Spain, the Netherlands, Russia and the Triumvirate of Rome
Major Domestic Issues: Rising food Prices, grow tensions with the Irish
Major Foreign Issues: The threat of war in Europe growing day by day with the overthrow and execution of Louis XVI and his wife along with many others, a minor threat from Cordoba and the Third Anglo- Mysore War raging India.

History: Very little change from the OTL except that the UK retains control over the city of Tangier in Morrocco and the City of Dunkirk on English Channel. They also have a larger Army and navy due to the growing threat from France. Due to the War of Spanish Succession not happening, the UK doesn't own Gibraltar though has plans to seize it from the Cordobans.

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Nation: Kingdom of Scandinavia
Technology: MT- PMT
Year: 2025
Territory: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Kola Peninsula
Leader: Queen Anastasia the 3rd
GENA Ambassador: Thomas Hauger

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Postby Dogutrakya » Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:02 am

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Dogutrakya wrote:Well, I apologize about that. You should have put a WIP app in place earlier, though.

Can you pick another nation like France?

I just went on the discord and it seems to be taken, so not likely.

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Postby Scandinavia21 » Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:11 am

Dogutrakya wrote:
Scandinavia21 wrote:Can you pick another nation like France?

I just went on the discord and it seems to be taken, so not likely.

I TGed the OP and ask if he could solve this dilemma.
Nation: Kingdom of Scandinavia
Technology: MT- PMT
Year: 2025
Territory: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Kola Peninsula
Leader: Queen Anastasia the 3rd
GENA Ambassador: Thomas Hauger

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Nationstates Name Segmentia
Nation Name The French Republic, Revolutionary France
Flag https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... 29.svg.png
National Anthem https://youtu.be/4K1q9Ntcr5g
Capital Paris
Type of Government Unitary directorial oligarchical republic, ruled by the Directory, and a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Council of Elders (Upper chamber), and the Council of Five Hundred (Lower chamber)
Head of State(s) Members of the Directory rotate the position of President every three months.
Image of Leader N/A
Political Faction or Party in Power [Basically the powers that be in your nation] The Directory, comprising five members, is divided between various power blocs within the upper and lower chambers.
Population Roughly 30 million
Religion Breakdown
Public Goals Solving the abundant national issues, such as hyper-inflation, food shortages, and any wars that there may be
Private Goals Exporting the ideals of the Revolution to its neighbors
Map Claims
Continental France and Corsica

French colonial holdings in French Louisiana, the French colonies in the Caribbean and South America, Africa, and India

Total military size
Breakdown of army Roughly 300,000 soldiers and rising rapidly as the Levee en masse comes into effect.

The Revolutionary Army is currently a mixed bag. While the general soldiery is considered poor, with no matching uniforms and some not even having weapons, it does have a weight of numbers to it, as the ranks of the Revolutionary Army continue to swell thanks to the Levee en masse.

The Artillery Corps is the finest in Europe, both in equipment and training, as the ranks of the Artillery were the least affected by the Revolution, with officers general being middle class, rather than nobility. It has some excellent commanders as well, and was used to great effect in the Bavarian War, where it is chiefly credited with not just victory, but saving the Republic.

French light infantry is also considered to be excellent, as this is where the most skilled and enthusiastic soldiers are sent, and though they are still not uniform in equipment, they are more so than the rank and file.

French cavalry of all kinds has suffered greatly thanks to the purges and exile of French nobles. While it does exist, it is considered the weakest segment of the Revolutionary Army and must essentially be built from the ground up. Those few units of cavalry that remain decent enough, and for scouting and supporting operations.
Breakdown of navy Roughly 100,000 personnel
Unlike in real life, the French Navy remains in a powerful position, with veteran officers even of noble families having been shielded in the political landscape, as the importance of the navy to thwart invasions and send troops to the colonies was considered an urgent matter.. Although some left the service and fled, enough remained to train a new generation of officers.

The French Navy has also embraced the concept of copper-bottoming their ships, and while the entire fleet is not yet coppered, many of the ships of the line above Frigate grade are, with several ships a year being brought in to dock to undergo the process.


83 Ships of the Line
12 First Rate Ships of the Line
15 Second Rate Ships of the Line
20 Third Rate Ships of the Line
36 Fourth Rate Ships of the Line

152 Frigates
48 Fifth Rate Ships of the Line
104 Sixth Rate Ships of the Line

60 Sloops-of-war
32 smaller ships

Currency Franc
Major import/export partners Whoever they can trade with, more or less
Major Domestic Issues
Food Shortages

Hyper-inflation

Political Instability

Reforming the military

Major Foreign Issues
Many enemies

Invasions?

Stabilizing relations with other nations

History (where you put the history/alt history of your nation)
May 11th, 1787
Tensions boil over after years of social, economic, and political mismanagement by the nation's monarch and noble Estate. Enraged mobs in Paris storm the Bastille, and other major locations in Paris. Over the course of the next few days revolutionary fervor and anger ripple across Paris and other major population centers in France. By the end of June the Estates General have been reformed into the National Assembly, which adopts radical changes to the nation.

June, 1787 - December 1788

Bloody political maneuvering in the national Assembly sees the coming and going of multiple leading figures in quick order, thanks to the revolutionary fervor and those that would exploit it. Radical laws are passed, political factions sidelined, and the Reign of Terror claims thousands of lives at the behest of those who can direct it best, mostly to remove political rivals deemed to be ‘counter-revolutionaries’. The major underlying issues that lead to the Revolution only grow worse.

February - November, 1789
Thanks to the persecution of the nation's Catholics and the precarious safety of King Louis XVI and his family, The Grand Bavarian Electorate, backed by several other powers, issue a proclamation declaring consequences if the targeting of Catholics does not end, or if any harm should befall the King and his family. The Directory denounces the proclamation as unnecessarily hostile. A mob storms the palace where the king is held under guard and executes him.

Fearing an imminent invasion, and seeing a war as a potential war to unify the nation, the Directory strikes first, sending forces into the HRE and other hostile neighbors' lands. For the most part these invasions fail utterly. The disciplined and well equipped armies of France under the King are more akin to the ferocious mobs that stormed Paris. Generals and officers are killed by soldiers who do not want to fight, soldiers vote on which orders to follow and which to not, and a fair number of soldiers do not even have weapons. Many of the invasions turn into routes within weeks, and hostile forces march into France, heading for Paris to put down the revolutionary government once and for all.

Putting up one final resistance, the French army meets the enemy invasion at the Battle of Provins. It is here that the French artillery corps reminds Europe that it is the finest on the continent. Under the command of a young officer named Napoleon Bonaparte, the French artillery corps proves decisive in stopping, and then breaking the enemy army, with the rest of the French forces performing to wildly different degrees, with the skirmisher formations weathering the storm of battle, and the the general infantry with the most extreme performance variation, with some units using the Attack Column to devastating effect, and others melting away thanks to the lack of discipline.

Pursuing the now retreating invaders, a peace is eventually struck, with not much changing for either side.

November 1789 - 1791

Seeing the disaster that unfolded and how close the revolution came to being destroyed, the more radical elements of the government were ousted, with their leaders and most ardent supporters arrested and executed, with their political club being outlawed. The new Directory repeals laws against religion, allowing for the freedom of religion, and also repeals many of the more oppressive laws, bringing an end to the Terror.

They also begin to implement massive reforms, primarily military ones. Quotas were issued to fill the ranks of the Revolutionary Armies, and form new ones. Eventually the Levee en masse would be issued, turning the entire nation to supporting its armies, seeking to make them more uniform, and properly arm them.

The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen was made into law, which also outlawed slavery and shockingly extended citizenship to women.

The Directory continues to grapple with the immense internal and external issues facing it, from food shortages to reforming the Revolutionary Army.


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Nationalist Northumbria wrote:Nation Name: Northumbria
NS Nation Name: Nationalist Northumbria
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There is already a UK reservation which includes Northumbria as part of it, please don't pursue that any further.
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Nationalist Northumbria wrote:Nation Name: Northumbria
NS Nation Name: Nationalist Northumbria
Map Claims: Northumbria

Please, pick a different nation or get out. We are done with your nonsense.
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Postby Nationalist Northumbria » Thu Jun 23, 2022 4:41 am

Ovstylap wrote:
Nationalist Northumbria wrote:Nation Name: Northumbria
NS Nation Name: Nationalist Northumbria
Map Claims: Northumbria


There is already a UK reservation which includes Northumbria as part of it, please don't pursue that any further.


Arvenia wrote:
Nationalist Northumbria wrote:Nation Name: Northumbria
NS Nation Name: Nationalist Northumbria
Map Claims: Northumbria

Please, pick a different nation or get out. We are done with your nonsense.


There's a UK reservation which is the UK... in an alt history RP. The point of an alt history RP is for things to be different, not the same. I think Northumbria fits such an RP far better than the existing reservations.
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Nationalist Northumbria wrote:
Ovstylap wrote:
There is already a UK reservation which includes Northumbria as part of it, please don't pursue that any further.


Arvenia wrote:Please, pick a different nation or get out. We are done with your nonsense.


There's a UK reservation which is the UK... in an alt history RP. The point of an alt history RP is for things to be different, not the same. I think Northumbria fits such an RP far better than the existing reservations.

You don't have to double down. The country you reserved is basically part of the UK. End of the story.
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Postby Scandinavia21 » Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:45 am

Nationalist Northumbria wrote:
Ovstylap wrote:
There is already a UK reservation which includes Northumbria as part of it, please don't pursue that any further.


Arvenia wrote:Please, pick a different nation or get out. We are done with your nonsense.


There's a UK reservation which is the UK... in an alt history RP. The point of an alt history RP is for things to be different, not the same. I think Northumbria fits such an RP far better than the existing reservations.

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Nationstates Name Aegeonia
Nation Name The Ottoman Empire
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National Anthem (optional)
Capital Constantinople
Type of Government Sultanate
Head of State(s) Sultante Hiram Nan
Image of Leader Wip
Political Faction or Party in Power [Basically the powers that be in your nation] Sultanate Party
Population 24,779,000
Religion Breakdown Islam
Public Goals To Promote Trade in the Empire
Private Goals Colonize the New World, and Annex more of Asia and Africa
Map Claims The Ottoman Empires territory in 1750

Total military size 70,000 Soldiers
Breakdown of army WIP
Breakdown of navy WIP

Currency Ottoman Lira
Major import/export partners France, H.R.E., African Tribes, Asia
Major Domestic Issues None
Major Foreign Issues None (yet)

History (where you put the history/alt history of your nation)
As the Rum Sultanate declined well into the 13th century, Anatolia was divided into a patchwork of independent Turkish principalities known as the Anatolian Beyliks. One of these beyliks, in the region of Bithynia on the frontier of the Byzantine Empire, was led by the Turkish tribal leader Osman I (d. 1323/4), a figure of obscure origins from whom the name Ottoman is derived.[34] Osman's early followers consisted both of Turkish tribal groups and Byzantine renegades, with many but not all converts to Islam.[35][36] Osman extended the control of his principality by conquering Byzantine towns along the Sakarya River. A Byzantine defeat at the Battle of Bapheus in 1302 contributed to Osman's rise as well. It is not well understood how the early Ottomans came to dominate their neighbors, due to the lack of sources surviving from this period. The Ghaza thesis popular during the twentieth century credited their success to their rallying of religious warriors to fight for them in the name of Islam, but it is no longer generally accepted. No other hypothesis has attracted broad acceptance.[37][38]

In the century after the death of Osman I, Ottoman rule had begun to extend over Anatolia and the Balkans. The earliest conflicts began during the Byzantine–Ottoman wars, waged in Anatolia in the late 13th century before entering Europe in the mid-14th century, followed by the Bulgarian–Ottoman wars and the Serbian–Ottoman wars waged beginning in the mid 14th century. Much of this period was characterised by Ottoman expansion into the Balkans. Osman's son, Orhan, captured the northwestern Anatolian city of Bursa in 1326, making it the new capital of the Ottoman state and supplanting Byzantine control in the region. The important port city of Thessaloniki was captured from the Venetians in 1387 and sacked. The Ottoman victory in Kosovo in 1389 effectively marked the end of Serbian power in the region, paving the way for Ottoman expansion into Europe.[39] The Battle of Nicopolis for the Bulgarian Tsardom of Vidin in 1396, widely regarded as the last large-scale crusade of the Middle Ages, failed to stop the advance of the victorious Ottoman Turks.[40]

As the Turks expanded into the Balkans, the conquest of Constantinople became a crucial objective. The Ottomans had already wrested control of nearly all former Byzantine lands surrounding the city, but the strong defense of Constantinople's strategic position on the Bosporus Strait made it difficult to conquer. In 1402, the Byzantines were temporarily relieved when the Turco-Mongol leader Timur, founder of the Timurid Empire, invaded Ottoman Anatolia from the east. In the Battle of Ankara in 1402, Timur defeated the Ottoman forces and took Sultan Bayezid I as a prisoner, throwing the empire into disorder. The ensuing civil war, also known as the Fetret Devri, lasted from 1402 to 1413 as Bayezid's sons fought over succession. It ended when Mehmed I emerged as the sultan and restored Ottoman power.[41]

The Balkan territories lost by the Ottomans after 1402, including Thessaloniki, Macedonia, and Kosovo, were later recovered by Murad II between the 1430s and 1450s. On 10 November 1444, Murad repelled the Crusade of Varna by defeating the Hungarian, Polish, and Wallachian armies under Władysław III of Poland (also King of Hungary) and John Hunyadi at the Battle of Varna, although Albanians under Skanderbeg continued to resist. Four years later, John Hunyadi prepared another army of Hungarian and Wallachian forces to attack the Turks, but was again defeated at the Second Battle of Kosovo in 1448.[42]

The son of Murad II, Mehmed the Conqueror, reorganized both state and military, and on 29 May 1453 conquered Constantinople, ending the Byzantine Empire. Mehmed allowed the Eastern Orthodox Church to maintain its autonomy and land in exchange for accepting Ottoman authority.[44] Due to tension between the states of western Europe and the later Byzantine Empire, the majority of the Orthodox population accepted Ottoman rule as preferable to Venetian rule.[44] Albanian resistance was a major obstacle to Ottoman expansion on the Italian peninsula.[45]

In the 15th and 16th centuries, the Ottoman Empire entered a period of expansion. The Empire prospered under the rule of a line of committed and effective Sultans. It also flourished economically due to its control of the major overland trade routes between Europe and Asia.[46][note 8]

Sultan Selim I (1512–1520) dramatically expanded the Empire's eastern and southern frontiers by defeating Shah Ismail of Safavid Iran, in the Battle of Chaldiran.[47] Selim I established Ottoman rule in Egypt by defeating and annexing the Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt and created a naval presence on the Red Sea. After this Ottoman expansion, competition began between the Portuguese Empire and the Ottoman Empire to become the dominant power in the region.[48]

Suleiman the Magnificent (1520–1566) captured Belgrade in 1521, conquered the southern and central parts of the Kingdom of Hungary as part of the Ottoman–Hungarian Wars,[49][50][failed verification] and, after his historic victory in the Battle of Mohács in 1526, he established Ottoman rule in the territory of present-day Hungary (except the western part) and other Central European territories. He then laid siege to Vienna in 1529, but failed to take the city.[51] In 1532, he made another attack on Vienna, but was repulsed in the Siege of Güns.[52][53] Transylvania, Wallachia and, intermittently, Moldavia, became tributary principalities of the Ottoman Empire. In the east, the Ottoman Turks took Baghdad from the Persians in 1535, gaining control of Mesopotamia and naval access to the Persian Gulf. In 1555, the Caucasus became officially partitioned for the first time between the Safavids and the Ottomans, a status quo that would remain until the end of the Russo-Turkish War (1768–1774). By this partitioning of the Caucasus as signed in the Peace of Amasya, Western Armenia, western Kurdistan, and Western Georgia (incl. western Samtskhe) fell into Ottoman hands,[54] while southern Dagestan, Eastern Armenia, Eastern Georgia, and Azerbaijan remained Persian.[55]

In 1539, a 60,000-strong Ottoman army besieged the Spanish garrison of Castelnuovo on the Adriatic coast; the successful siege cost the Ottomans 8,000 casualties,[56] but Venice agreed to terms in 1540, surrendering most of its empire in the Aegean and the Morea. France and the Ottoman Empire, united by mutual opposition to Habsburg rule, became strong allies. The French conquests of Nice (1543) and Corsica (1553) occurred as a joint venture between the forces of the French king Francis I and Suleiman, and were commanded by the Ottoman admirals Hayreddin Barbarossa and Dragut.[57] A month before the siege of Nice, France supported the Ottomans with an artillery unit during the 1543 Ottoman conquest of Esztergom in northern Hungary. After further advances by the Turks, the Habsburg ruler Ferdinand officially recognized Ottoman ascendancy in Hungary in 1547. Suleiman I died of natural causes in his tent during the Siege of Szigetvár in 1566.

Magnificent and his wife Hürrem Sultan, two portraits by 16th century Venetian painter Titian
By the end of Suleiman's reign, the Empire spanned approximately 877,888 sq mi (2,273,720 km2), extending over three continents.[58] In addition, the Empire became a dominant naval force, controlling much of the Mediterranean Sea.[59] By this time, the Ottoman Empire was a major part of the European political sphere. The Ottomans became involved in multi-continental religious wars when Spain and Portugal were united under the Iberian Union. The Ottomans were holders of the Caliph title, meaning they were the leaders of all Muslims worldwide. The Iberians were leaders of the Christian crusaders, and so the two were locked in a worldwide conflict. There were zones of operations in the Mediterranean Sea[60] and Indian Ocean,[61] where Iberians circumnavigated Africa to reach India and, on their way, wage war upon the Ottomans and their local Muslim allies. Likewise, the Iberians passed through newly-Christianized Latin America and had sent expeditions that traversed the Pacific in order to Christianize the formerly Muslim Philippines and use it as a base to further attack the Muslims in the Far East.[62] In this case, the Ottomans sent armies to aid its easternmost vassal and territory, the Sultanate of Aceh in Southeast Asia.[63][64] During the 1600s, the worldwide conflict between the Ottoman Caliphate and Iberian Union was a stalemate since both powers were at similar population, technology and economic levels. Nevertheless, the success of the Ottoman political and military establishment was compared to the Roman Empire, despite the difference in the size of their respective territories, by the likes of the contemporary Italian scholar Francesco Sansovino and the French political philosopher Jean Bodin.[65]

In the second half of the sixteenth century, the Ottoman Empire came under increasing strain from inflation and the rapidly rising costs of warfare that were impacting both Europe and the Middle East. These pressures led to a series of crises around the year 1600, placing great strain upon the Ottoman system of government.[66] The empire underwent a series of transformations of its political and military institutions in response to these challenges, enabling it to successfully adapt to the new conditions of the seventeenth century and remain powerful, both militarily and economically.[23][67] Historians of the mid-twentieth century once characterised this period as one of stagnation and decline, but this view is now rejected by the majority of academics.[23]


The discovery of new maritime trade routes by Western European states allowed them to avoid the Ottoman trade monopoly. The Portuguese discovery of the Cape of Good Hope in 1488 initiated a series of Ottoman-Portuguese naval wars in the Indian Ocean throughout the 16th century. Despite the growing European presence in the Indian Ocean, Ottoman trade with the east continued to flourish. Cairo, in particular, benefitted from the rise of Yemeni coffee as a popular consumer commodity. As coffeehouses appeared in cities and towns across the empire, Cairo developed into a major center for its trade, contributing to its continued prosperity throughout the seventeenth and much of the eighteenth century.[68]

Under Ivan IV (1533–1584), the Tsardom of Russia expanded into the Volga and Caspian region at the expense of the Tatar khanates. In 1571, the Crimean khan Devlet I Giray, commanded by the Ottomans, burned Moscow.[69] The next year, the invasion was repeated but repelled at the Battle of Molodi. The Ottoman Empire continued to invade Eastern Europe in a series of slave raids,[70] and remained a significant power in Eastern Europe until the end of the 17th century.[71]


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“The Entire country of Aegeonia enters DAS-5 (Danger Alert System), which is there version of DEFCON-5, Civilians are evacuated into bunkers across the country, meanwhile in Mykonos, a giant rusted hole in the ground starts lighting up, before something flies through, unknown to the entire world Aegeonia has kept a Nuclear Weapon in there archive since the Cold War, now it’s being used.

Radar Base 10 Miles away from the Turkish-Aegeonian Border

Worker: “I see it, it’s coming, 1 minute till arrival..we can only pray it makes it.

The Entire country holds there breath as the weapon flies towards the Turkish Nuclear Weapon Stockpile, hoping to destroy there nukes before anything too violent will happen.

Sir:, It’s a Hit…

Everyone in the country cheers in a roar, and countries of the world are alerted that Nuclear War has been Averted….

The Entire nation is Safe again, for now…”

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Aegeonia is a Nation in southern Europe, it houses a population of about 13 Million People, and it borders Communist Turkey to the East, Greek Republic to the West, and the North Macedonian Empire to the North-West, with the Bulgarian Federation bordering the North-East

A Class 1.8 Civilization according to this index.


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THE WAR WITH The Turkish Communist State IS OVER, IT ENDED LIKE 5 DAYS AGO, STOP SAYING IM IN A WAR!!!

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Postby Scandinavia21 » Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:09 am

Aegeonia wrote:
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Application
Nationstates Name Aegeonia
Nation Name The Ottoman Empire
Flag WIP
National Anthem (optional)
Capital Constantinople
Type of Government Sultanate
Head of State(s) Sultante Hiram Nan
Image of Leader Wip
Political Faction or Party in Power [Basically the powers that be in your nation] Sultanate Party
Population 24,779,000
Religion Breakdown Islam
Public Goals To Promote Trade in the Empire
Private Goals Colonize the New World, and Annex more of Asia and Africa
Map Claims The Ottoman Empires territory in 1750

Total military size 70,000 Soldiers
Breakdown of army WIP
Breakdown of navy WIP

Currency Ottoman Lira
Major import/export partners France, H.R.E., African Tribes, Asia
Major Domestic Issues None
Major Foreign Issues None (yet)

History (where you put the history/alt history of your nation)
Working On

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Postby Ovstylap » Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:15 am

It is an optional point of divergence, and they do have differences anyway, please don't derail this thread NN, if you actually are willing to do high quality RPs as other concepts then you might be able to attain a positive reputation, otherwise, people may find these repeated Northumbria apps annoying.
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When’s the Map and IC thread coming out?
Aegeonia is a Nation in southern Europe, it houses a population of about 13 Million People, and it borders Communist Turkey to the East, Greek Republic to the West, and the North Macedonian Empire to the North-West, with the Bulgarian Federation bordering the North-East

A Class 1.8 Civilization according to this index.


June 19th: Go read our News Factbook


THE WAR WITH The Turkish Communist State IS OVER, IT ENDED LIKE 5 DAYS AGO, STOP SAYING IM IN A WAR!!!

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Aegeonia wrote:When’s the Map and IC thread coming out?


I imagine within a week once we have a completed Prussia (me) and UK app. Mine should be up today or tomorrow.
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Parcia wrote:Lords above help yall when imps gets to fixing this.

Fun as hell to watch

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Postby Imperialisium » Thu Jun 23, 2022 2:48 pm

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Nationstates Name: Sao Nova Europa
Nation Name: Great Shun
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Capital: Beijing
Type of Government: Absolute bureaucratic monarchy

Central Government


The Emperor (Huáng Dì) is the Son of Heaven and the autocrat of All Under Heaven. He is the supreme ruler of the entire civilized world. The Shun Dynasty does not recognize any other governments as legitimate entities, viewing them instead as tributary states or unruly barbarians. All must submit before the heavenly-ordained ruler of the world. Tributary states are expected to annually submit tribute to the Emperor. The unruly barbarians are excused for their lack of decorum before the Emperor as they know no better. Tributary states are allowed to trade with the Empire but barbarians are kept out.

The Emperor rules with the aid of the Chancellor. The Chancellor is always an eunuch, a precautionary measure to prevent the domination of the office by powerful political dynasties. The Chancellor heads the Six Departments and Six Ministries. The Six Departments are:

    The Secretariat, responsible for drafting policies.
    The Chancellery, responsible for reviewing policies.
    The Department of State Affairs, responsible for implementing policies.
    The Department of Palace, responsible for the upkeep of the imperial household.
    The Department of Books, responsible for maintaining the Imperial Library.
    The Department of Service, responsible for staffing the palace with eunuchs.

The Six Ministries are:

    Ministry of Personnel, in charge of appointments, promotions & demotions of officials and the granting of honorific titles.
    Ministry of Rites, in charge of state ceremonies & rituals and the maintenance of palace protocol.
    Ministry of Revenue, in charge of collecting taxes, handling state revenues and gathering census data.
    Ministry of War, in charge of appointments, promotion & demotion of military officers, maintenance of military installations and equipment, supply of the military and leadership in times of war.
    Ministry of Justice, in charge of the judicial and penal process.
    Ministry of Works, in charge of government construction programs and maintenance of infrastructure.

The Office of Barbarian Affairs is an independent agency responsible for diplomacy. It is mostly concerned with nations that are not tributary states of the Shun Dynasty. Relations with the tributary states are handled by the Ministry of Rites.

Below the Ministries are the Bureaus, government departments staffed by bureaucrats chosen in accordance to their rank in the Imperial Examinations. The scholar-officials dominate thus the bureaucracy. The maximum tenure in office is twelve years but every three years officials are evaluated and can be promoted or demoted.

The Imperial Court is comprised of the Ministers, the Directors (heading the Departments) and the leading secretariats of the Ministries and Departments. The Court is convened at least three times a month, and debates domestic and foreign policy in relatively open manner. Courtiers can offer ideas and criticize the conduct of Ministers or Directors, but such criticisms must be well-grounded lest they incur the wrath of the Emperor.

The Imperial Household is staffed entirely by eunuchs and servant ladies. The number of concubines is in the hundreds while the number of eunuchs and servant ladies in the thousands. The Imperial Household is a large, complex bureaucracy of its own, a miniature government of sorts handling the women and offspring of the Emperor. Concubines are chosen both in merits of political expediency and of beauty. They are trained by eunuchs to adhere to a strict protocol.

Provincial Government


The Shun Empire is comprised of the Han Provinces, Steppe Lands, Western Military Governorate, Tibetan Realm, the Kingdom of Viet Nam, the Kingdom of Bhutan and the Kingdom of Nepal.

Han Provinces:

The Han Provinces follow the traditional Chinese administration:

    Viceroyalty, comprising of several provinces and administered by a Viceroy (zongdu)
    Province, administered by a governor (xunfu)
    Prefecture, administered by a prefect (zhīfu)
    County, administered by a magistrate (xiànzhang)

The office-holders are chosen through provincial imperial examinations. Just like other government bureaucrats, they have a maximum tenure of twelve years in office but every three years they undergo evaluation and can either be demoted or promoted. There are in total 18 Han Provinces, organized into 8 Viceroyalties.

Steppe Lands:

The Steppe Lands (an informal name for Mongolia and Manchuria) are ruled in a dual manner:

Han settlements by Chinese style magisterial administration that reports directly to the central government.

The steppes by the officially recognized (by the Imperial Court) tribes. The various Mongol and Manchu tribes have broad autonomy in their internal affairs and are free to rule themselves as long as they avoid tribal warfare and pay an annual tribute to the Emperor. The tribes may also be called to offer military service if necessary. In certain cases, the Imperial Court can authorize the merging of tribes or the splitting of a tribe. The Imperial Court also grants titles (along with salary) to the chieftains of the tribes, creating in essence a parallel to the Chinese court nobility in the north.

Western Military Governorate:

The Western Military Governorate (Xinjiang) is ruled by a Grand Marshal with a militarized administration, and is strongly garrisoned. In parallel with this military administration, the local Uyghurs are allowed limited self-government: certain city-states and most nomadic tribes govern themselves as long as they provide an annual tax. All other holdings though are governed by military law.

Tibetan Realm:

Tibet is ruled in a dual manner. The Dalai Lama in Lhasa presides over civil and domestic affairs, and is given much leeway by the central government. However there is strong garrison in Lhasa led by a Grand Marshal. The Grand Marshal in effect administers foreign affairs of Tibet and ensures that the Dalai Lama provides taxes and men (for conscription) to the central government.

Kingdom of Viet Nam:

The King (Wang) of Viet Nam rules from Phú Xuân. He maintains his own Royal Court, and is assisted by four Grand Secretariats in managing the country. Military power is however held by a Grand Marshal: he commands all soldiers in the realm and acts as the representative of the Imperial Court in Viet Nam. The Kingdom is divided into 31 provinces (tỉnh). Each province has a series of smaller jurisdictions: the prefecture (phủ). Under prefecture, there is the district (huyện). The King has to pay annually a predetermined tax to the Imperial Court and provide soldiers when necessary to support the Imperial government. Otherwise, there is a great deal of domestic autonomy.

Kingdom of Bhutan:

Bhutan is ruled by the Druk Gyalpo (Dragon King) while Shun soldiers station in the region are under the command of a General who reports directly to the Shun Imperial Court. The tiny kingdom is allowed great domestic autonomy as long as it provides annual tax to the Imperial Court and pays for the upkeep of Shun soldiers stationed in the region.

Kingdom of Nepal:

Nepal is ruled by a Mahārājdhirāja (Great King of Kings). He is assisted by a Royal Cabinet. The King oversees civil affairs while military affairs are under the command of a Grand Marshal who is appointed by the Imperial Court. The King has great domestic autonomy as long as he provides an annual tax to the Imperial Court and men when requested to do so.

Head of State(s): Xianfeng Emperor
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Political Faction or Party in Power [Basically the powers that be in your nation]:

Currently there is balance between two court factions, with the Emperor favoring either group on occasion.

Pragmatists: Faction comprised of eunuchs and Governors of coastal provinces - they seek limited trade with Western powers and a focus on economic infrastructure.
Traditionalists: Faction comprised by Confucian scholar-bureaucrats and army generals - they seek to limit contact with the West and focus on military spending to counter perceived Russian threat.

Population: 332,181,400
Religion Breakdown: A syncretism of Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism and Ancestor Worship. Other religions are tolerated, as long as religious beliefs do not undermine imperial rule. Muslims form the only significant minority in Xinjiang.
Public Goals:

Dominance Under Heaven - The Shun Dynasty does not recognize other states as legitimate entities and considers itself the ruling power of the entire world.

Private Goals:

Peace and Stability - Privately, the Shun ruler and his court are more pragmatic, and their major focuses are on maintaining the current borders, preventing any costly external wars with Western powers and achieving domestic social harmony.

Map Claims: RL Qing China, Vietnam, Bhutan and Nepal.

Total military size:

970,000 men-at-arms (land forces)
300 Chinese naval junks

Breakdown of army:

The military is divided into three main groups: the Standard Army, the Flying Horse Banner and the Guard Battalions.

The 300,000 men strong Standard Army is the professional force of the Shun Dynasty. It is equipped with the best weaponry available and has the most training and discipline. It is meant to undertake offensive operations and conquer land for the Emperor.

The Flying Horse Banner, named so after their banner that features a horse with wings, is comprised of around 70,000 men provided by the various Mongol and Manchu tribes. The vast majority of them are horsemen. In most cases, the regiments correspond to the tribe of origin, thus forging strong bonds between the men.

The Guard Battalions, numbering 600,000 men, are hereditary soldiers stationed in the provinces. They are granted military farms (tun tian) and are supposed to be self-sufficient. Their main objective is to defend provinces and act as a policing force too, undertaking operations against bandits and rebels. They are less well equipped and disciplined than the Standard Army soldiers and cannot be counted on in a serious military engagement.

The military is under the strict supervision of the civilian Ministry of War to avoid the danger of ambitious generals turning against the central government. The Ministry is responsible for the maintenance of military installations and the supply of the troops. It maintains bureaus in the various provinces in order to undertake this task. A large network of roads, bridges and canals enables a steady and relatively fast (for the standards of the time and the size of the empire) supplying of the military. The number of bureaucrats employed to undertake this logistical support is almost half the size of the military.

Breakdown of navy:

The Heavenly Fleet is the naval arm of the Shun military but despite its impressive name, it is small in size and mainly acts as a policing force to keep coasts clear from pirates. It is comprised of 300 Chinese naval junks. The Shun Empire focuses on land warfare and thus the navy is underfunded.

Currency:

Tael

Major import/export partners:

The Shun Dynasty maintained limited trade with some Western powers at the port cities of Macau and Hong Kong, strictly supervised under tributary protocol, but is mostly self-sufficient. Its major exports to the West are silk, tea and porcelains.

Most of the trade takes place domestically. A road network of outstanding quality and extensive canal building and river dredging have helped to create a large, unified internal market. As inter-regional trade and travel became ever more common, guild halls dedicated to facilitating commerce (huiguan) have gained prominence around the urban landscape. As a result of this commercialization, mid-sized cities began popping up to direct the flow of domestic, commercial trade.

The state has imposed a monopoly on the production of salt, iron, and liquor.

Major Domestic Issues

Growing population: Shun has the greater population in the entire world and it keeps growing. Overpopulation can lead to high joblessness rate, increased poverty and social discontent. Although China hasn't reached that point yet, it is at its limits as far as population growth is concerned.

Vast empire: The vastness of the empire - from Bhutan to Manchuria and from Vietnam to Mongolia - means that the regions have a significant degree of political and fiscal independence. This decentralization ensures smooth control over a vast subcontinent but also prevents the central government from making full use of China's vast resources.

Isolationist sentiment: Chinese have little desire to get to know the outside world, and this can make negotiations and deals with foreign powers difficult to sell domestically. On the other hand, even symbolic shows of tribute and respect for Chinese customs can allow the Emperor to convince his countrymen of the need to tolerate foreigners in certain (strictly regulated and safeguarded) port cities such as Hong Kong and Macau.

Major Foreign Issues:

Westerners: Western powers are viewed with unease by the Shun Dynasty. It is willing to allow them to participate in tributary relations, assuming they remain confined in designated port cities, but there is fear that they might use their naval superiority to move against the empire.

Russia: Russian expansion in Outer Manchuria has been seen as a provocative move against the Shun Dynasty. In the Shun Court, Russia is viewed as a dangerous rival. While there is no mood for war, there is uneasiness and calls for bolstering the northern defenses.

History:

By the late 1600s, the once mighty and rich Ming Dynasty was in terminal decline. Widespread natural disasters and famines, banditry and military defeats at the hands of the Manchus in the north meant that the prestige of the dynasty had plummeted. Everyone was certain that the dynasty had lost the Mandate of Heaven and that the Ming Emperor was no longer fit to rule. In the 1630s a number of peasant revolts broke out. Among those rebelling was Li Zicheng, a man of obscure origins who joined one of the peasant revolts in 1633. Thanks to his cunning and martial prowess, by 1637 he was leader of the revolt. His armies marched forward, crushing Ming resistance and in 8 February 1644 he proclaimed in Xi'an, the old Han Dynasty capital, the establishment of the Shun Dynasty.

In April 1644, Beijing was captured and the last Ming Emperor hanged himself in shame. Li Zicheng managed to impose discipline on his troops, preventing a plunder of the city. Instead, he recruited many of the former Ming officials and sought to come to an accommodation with the Ming political establishment. In early June, Li proclaimed himself Yongchang Emperor. Realizing that the Manchus in the north could take advantage of the situation to launch an invasion of the Middle Kingdom, Yongchang came into a secret agreement with Wu Sangui, the Ming military officer in command of the vital Sanhai Pass, the eastern terminus of the Great Wall. Yongchang arrested his family and publicly declared Wu Sangui a traitor. Wu contacted the Manchu regent Dorgon, offering him his submission and a clear path to China. Dorgon accepted and a sizeable Manchu force arrived to the Sanhai Pass. Instead of aiding them, though, Wu and his men ambushed the Manchus and eliminated them almost to the last man. This clever scheme is now remembered in China as one of the most brilliant stratagems in Chinese history.

Wu Sangui became Marshall of the North, essentially supreme commander of the Shun military forces. His first task was to launch an invasion of the Manchu heartland, taking advantage of the crushing defeat the Manchus had suffered. By 1647 much of Western Manchuria was under Shun rule. This region had a sizeable Chinese population and was more urbanized, and thus easier to control. On the other hand, the eastern part of Manchuria was left outside Shun control and remained under nomadic Manchu rule. While Wu was busy subduing the Manchus, in the south things for Shun did not look good. A Southern Ming regime had been established by a fleeing Ming prince, who rallied Ming loyalists to his cause against the 'bandit pretender'. The regime was based on Nanjing and ruled much of the Chinese South. The Shun suffered a series of defeats but managed to maintain Northern China under their rule.

In 1648, Wu Sangui led an invasion of the South. A force of over 350,000 men invaded and fought a series of pitched battles and drawn-out sieges against the ramp Ming regime. By 1652, the South had been pacified but at the cost of over 120,000 soldiers dead on both sides and 400,000 civilian casualties. Wu, responsible for the pacification of the South, chose to show clemency towards the defeated and recruited South Ming officials into the new Shun administration. He reestablished the old Ming system of Guard Battalion, giving hereditary land to men in exchange for military service. Those new troops would ensure the establishment of long-lasting peace in the South.

In 1660, a Shun army of 150,000 men invaded Yunnan and pacified the region, establishing Shun control. In 1662, the Shun army managed to take over Taiwan, the last remaining Ming loyalist stronghold. The Ming loyalist Koxinga was executed publicly. With the reunification of the whole of the Middle Kingdom under Shun rule, the dynasty was able to stabilize its hold over China as it was now evident to all that the Yongchang Emperor enjoyed the Mandate of Heaven. Wanting to showcase the prestige of the dynasty and expunge China from devious foreign influence, the Yongchang Emperor proclaimed a policy of 'closed doors'. Only tributary states would be allowed to trade with China while trade with the barbarian tribes was forbidden.

Yongchang died in 1663 and was succeeded by his eldest son, who took the title of Taizong Emperor. Primogeniture had been established by Yongchang as the succession principle of the dynasty. Taizong, sharing the same name as the great Tang Emperor Li Shimin, wanted to compete with his namesake in terms of military conquest and sagacity. In contrast to his father, Taizong was dreaming of expanding the borders of Chinese civilization, a Chinese version of the European 'civilizing mission'. Taizong was only twenty-three years old when he came to the throne and, unlike his peasant father, had been educated by the best scholars of the Empire. He was a poet, calligrapher and painter. Energetic, he showed an unwillingness to let the court control him. In 1664, he managed to assassinate Wu Sangui, getting himself rid of a possible opponent. He appointed fellow-minded young officials in high positions of governance. His Chancellor, Zhang Yudi, was only thirty-four years old while his Marshall Guo Jing was forty-four years old. A new era had dawned.

Just like the Taizong Emperor of the Tang Dynasty had imposed his will on the nomadic tribes of the north, the Shun Taizong Emperor wanted to impose his own will on the Mongol tribes. Taizong found his chance when in 1668 the Khorching Mongols requested his assistance against the advances of the Khalkha and Chahar Mongols. A Shun army was dispatched and managed to inflict a series of defeats on the hostile Mongols. This was in large part thanks to the Mongol cavalry provided by the Khorching Mongols. Guo Jing made clever use of that cavalry to compensate for the weakness of the largely infantry-based Shun military. By 1672, Mongolia had been pacified, as had the part of southern Xinjiang controlled by the Khalkha Mongols.

Taizong headed in person to the north and in a public ceremony in 11 March 1672, he was proclaimed Khagan of the Mongols. Guo Jing was left responsible for the continued pacification of the region. With cunning diplomacy, he managed to gain the friendship of many in the Mongol nobility. Instead of ruling the vast plains of Mongolia in a Chinese manner, Guo Jing chose instead to retain the traditional Mongol administration. He merged disloyal defeated tribes with the tribes of his Mongol allies and left the actual administration in the hands of the Mongol tribal leaders. Aside from paying a yearly tribute, providing a levy of cavalry and not engaging in tribal warfare, the Mongols were left to their devises.

At the same time, Chancellor Zhang Yudi implemented an ambitious reformist agenda. He enacted a broad land redistributing program to give farm to tenants and landless peasants, much to the dismay of many large landowners. Regional revolts in the 1660s were crushed by the Shun military, allowing the reform to go ahead. Zhang undertook the first population census since the collapse of the Ming. The 1671 census gave an accurate picture of the population of the Empire and allowed a revision of the tax assessment to make taxation fairer. Monopoly on salt was established, roads, canals and bridges were either updated or constructed and series of granaries were built in the provinces to allow steady supply in times of natural disasters.

The conquest of Mongolia brought the Shun Dynasty in conflict with the Dzungar Khanate. An Inner Asian Khanate of Mongol origins, it controlled parts of Outer Mongolia and much of northern Xinjiang. In 1683, a Shun invasion was launched, led by the brilliant Guo Jing. A mixed army of Chinese infantry and Mongol cavalry pushed deep into Dzungar territory. The Chinese infantry was garrisoning conquered land while the Mongol cavalry was undertaking the offensive. In a decisive battle in 12 August 1685, the Dzungar army was crushed and the Khan himself was killed. A civil war broke out between his two sons, allowing the Shun to overwhelm the remaining Dzungars. Although the Dzungar Khanate was fully conquered by 1686, it was not fully pacified. Two widespread revolts broke out in 1688 and 1691, which led to widespread massacres of Dzungar civilians. In order to completely pacify the region, the Taizong Emperor ordered the mass emigration of landless Chinese to the region. By 1700, the region had a Chinese ethnic majority.

In 1695, the Shun Dynasty intervened in Tibet on behalf of the Dalai Lama, after a riot in Lhasa had driven out the Tibetan religious leader. A 50,000 men strong Shun army conquered Tibet by 1698 and established Dalai Lama as its ruler. Shun garrisons were established in vital strongholds of the country and the Dalai Lama was nothing more than a figurehead meant to keep the Tibetans in line. While the Empire was expanding, Taizong had constructed the Grand Library in Beijing, a gargantuan pagoda that housed thousands of books, almost the entirety of Chinese literature. Taizong was a patron of arts and he financed many artistic projects.

In 1699, the Taizong Emperor died and was succeeded by his second son, as his eldest son had died from disease two years earlier (although there is speculation that he had been poisoned by the second son). The Kangxi Emperor, in his thirties when coming to the throne, was far less austere than his father and more willing to indulge in carnal pleasures. He was a competent ruler however, entrusting key offices of the state in the hands of capable officials. He established in 1701 the Secret Memorandums, allowing direct communication between him and local officials without the court or ministries getting in the way. This allowed far greater imperial oversight of the public administration.

In 1711, the Kangxi Emperor launched an invasion of the Lê Dynasty of Vietnam. An ambitious Vietnamese general, Nguyen Xi, had launched a coup in 1710 that overthrew the rightful Dụ Tông Emperor. Dụ Tông managed to escape to China and asked the Kangxi Emperor to intervene. An army under the Mongol general Tögs-Ochiryn invaded Vietnam and by 1712 it had managed to conquer much of the north of the country. The tropical conditions though and the irregular attacks by Vietnamese peasants forced the Shun army to retreat. Almost 20,000 men had perished. A second invasion was launched in 1714 that also ended in disaster.

Finally, in 1717, a third invasion was launched under general Huang Dao. This time, it was a combined land and naval invasion. The number of land troops mobilized reached 160,000, the largest Shun invasion force since the war against the Dzungar Khanate. By 1720, Vietnam had been pacified. Instead of restoring Dụ Tông, Kangxi chose to annex Vietnam into the Shun Dynasty. After hundreds of years of independence, Vietnam was finally once again a Chinese dominion. Dụ Tông was strangled and three revolts in 1721, 1725 and 1729 were brutally put down. Widespread massacres were followed by Chinese colonization of the region, as Kangxi found a chance to solve social problems caused by an ever increasing population. Eventually, however, Kangxi decided to appoint a Vietnamese noble with familial connections to the deposed Lê Dynasty as King (Wang) of Viet Nam in hopes of facilitating greater stability, something which proved accurate.

In 1735, the Kangxi Emperor died and was succeeded by the Tongzhi Emperor. The Tongzhi Emperor largely left matters of state to his Chancellors, spending most of his time in pursuing various literary efforts. His Chancellors followed a policy of lowering taxes and keeping the peace. He faced the White Lotus revolt in 1745. A quasi-religious movement, it managed to gain many followers in central China. Rising up in revolt, it managed to defeat local garrisons but by 1746 it had been crushed by the Standard Army. Tongzhi also faced a Nepali invasion into Tibet. After initial defeats, a Shun army dealt a terrible defeat upon the Nepalis in 1751 and invaded Nepal itself in 1752. By 1754, Nepal had been pacified and so had nearby Bhutan. Garrisons were established in both Himalayan kingdoms and they were integrated into the Shun Empire.

In 1756, Tongzhi was succeeded by the twenty-four years old Jiajing Emperor. A more energetic ruler, the Jiajing Emperor took a more active role in everyday governance. His reign focused on large-scale infrastructure projects to update the road network and expand the canals and bridges of China. He also opened up the ports of Hong Kong and Macau to limited foreign trade with Western powers, but under strict regulation and with imperial envoys overseeing the whole process. In the 1760s and 1770s China clashed with Russia in outer Manchuria. Those clashes were mostly informal between Chinese and Russian merchants and settlers. Jiajing, wanting to focus on internal improvement, avoided entangling the Shun Dynasty in an open conflict with Russia.

Xianfeng Emperor came to the throne in 1783. Much like his father, he is an energetic monarch. He has tried to counter the expanding Russian influence in Manchuria, keep a close eye on the Western powers in the coasts of China and maintain social harmony as the population keeps increasing. For the time being China is rich and powerful, but it is also surrounded by potential enemies and its vast size means it has little room for further expansion.

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