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Much is changed in this world, and much yet will still change...

The West is familiar to our own reckoning, with the Concert of Europe maintaining balance following the Napoleonic Wars. Chimneys belch black smoke, while factories churn out ever more goods for consumption by the public. Memory of the would be Emperor of Europe still lives large, with many of the people still longing for the freedoms that the revolution brought.

The East, having seen the collapse of a unified China in the late 1400s, has steadily divided, until it became a mirror in many ways of the West. The competition between rival powers has forced Chinese nations to adapt, and in doing so they have staved off the humiliation of our timeline. Science and innovation abound, while art and culture flourish. Industry is relatively new to the East, but is steadily expanding throughout all of China.

Fusang is the titan of the New World in this timeline, having been settled by Wu in the 1500s and mirroring America's rise in our world. The United States meanwhile, still shackled by the Articles of Confederation, collapsed in on itself following the War of 1812, which saw British forces soundly crush the fledgling nation, securing New England's independence and the Midwest for Britain. South America sees the Bolivarian Republics seeking further expansion, while Brazil stands as the greatest power in South America.

The Industrial Revolution has brought riches to the peoples of the world, but also great hardship. The lessons of Napoleon still linger in the undercurrent of European thought, and may soon sweep Europe in another riptide of change and unrest. The East meanwhile may take inspiration from their Western brethren, and throw off the age old shackles of oppression for a new tomorrow.

The future as of yet, remains unwritten. Only time will tell how the pages will be filled...

Tales of Two Horizons is an alternate history rp based on the premise of a divided China with states equivalent in advancement to those of the West. While the West has remained much the same (“Waves wand of handwavium”), much of the New World has diverged, with Fusang ascendant in North America and the United States sundered, while the Bolivarian nations in South America are considerably more consolidated. The East is as prior mentioned, quite different : )





RULES AND REGULATIONS

  1. General.
    1. There are a few rules and guidelines for the RP, listed here. These following six are basic and should be easily understood and followed, and after that will follow more specific info that is more liable to change.
    2. Obey NationStates forum rules
    3. Obey the OP and those appointed as per their role
    4. Make sure you are not metagaming, godmodding, numberspamming, or generally RPing in bad form
    5. Have a couple of paragraphs a post and good grammar & spelling
    6. Exercise common sense generously
    7. Be active every couple of days at least

Breaching these rules may result in a user being expelled from this RP at the IEC Board's discretion.

Mechanics

  1. General.
    1. There are a few mechanics ToTH will implement to better communicate the IEC's standards and to allow structured rping. The following are subject to change, and will be updated with more information and clarification as proves needed.
    2. Casus Belli: Wars in ToTH must be properly justified, and thus a player must manufacture a casus belli or have one provided via IEC event to declare war without significant penalties. Casus Belli take anywhere from 180-360 days to properly manufacture.
    3. Great Powers: Great powers are the most powerful and influential nations on the planet, as such, they have certain abilities and liberties afforded to them by the IEC, including a sphere of influence and reduced infamy growth. More will be added here later. Marked by a * on the roster.
    4. Influence: Influence is used as a resource by nations to generate favor by other nations. Higher influence with another nation will allow more favorable diplomatic dealings, and when used by Great Powers can be used to sphere lesser nations.
    5. Infamy: Infamy is a number representing how naughty you have been as a nation. A higher infamy will lead to increasingly negative perceptions by other nations, and can lead to coalition wars against you if your infamy grows high enough.
    6. Public Order: Public Order determines how stable your society is, with a higher public order representing a stable society, while lower Public Order can lead to adverse events, such as revolutionary unrest.
    7. Be active every couple of days at least







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[b]Population: [/b] (population of everyone considered a citizen)
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Austrian Empire

Legacy of the Holy Roman Empire

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Austria for all intents and purposes is a relic of the Middle Ages. An amalgamation held together by marriage and tradition, Austria finds itself increasingly a step behind the times. Though given a position of power and prestige on a platter, the Empire is stretched thin trying to juggle their internal struggles and control over the states of the German Confederation, let alone their sphere in Italy. A strong gust of breeze is sufficient to reveal the cracks in the Empire. With all this though, Austria does retain some more positive effects of its history. A member of the Holy Alliance, Austria is bound to both Prussia and Russia as a force of tradition and status quo on the continent. Being largely immune to outside aggression for the moment, Austria could use this position to consolidate its place in the world, and with it, bring about a new golden age for the House of Habsburg. A.E.I.O.U





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United Kingdom

Lion of the Atlantic

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Britain is the current superpower, with uncontested control of the Atlantic and the largest industrial base on the planet. Following the Napoleonic Wars, the British Empire found itself as the most powerful nation in Europe. After several coalitions they had finally beaten down their oldest rival, France, and secured a balance of power in Europe. With this newfound breathing room, the British Empire spread its wings and expanded its influence abroad. They smashed the American attempts to claim Canada, shattering the weak Confederal government and protecting a newly independent New England. The British has further consolidated their influence in India, but under the watchful eyes of the Eastern powers, they have been staved from further expansion. Britain is no doubt the most powerful nation on Earth, but as the delicate balance in Europe shifts and East Asia begins catching up, their uncontested hegemony is waning.





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Kingdom of France

In Napoleon's Shadow

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France has since the beginning of the Middle Ages occupied a position of power and prestige in European politics. French was the language of all courts it was said, and the French military for centuries was the envy of the world. Following the end of the Napoleonic Wars however, France has instead sat the position of the specter of Europe. Many of the Great Powers are either wary or actively posed against it after France brought two decades of suffering and hardship to the European continent. France finds itself isolated from the continent it once ruled, but all is not lost. While the West still remembers Napoleon, the East sees the would be Emperor as a footnote in history. With careful diplomacy, France could wait out the fading of memory in the West while fostering new relations in the East. Tides are shifting in the world, and with them France could rise once again to become the preeminent power of Europe.




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Kingdom of Prussia

The Army with a State

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The Kingdom of Prussia stands as a highly militaristic, reactionary, and nationalistic force in Central Europe. Following the Congress of Vienna, Prussia stretched from the Niemen to the Elbe, most importantly controlling the industrial Rhineland. It now controls the most populous and industrial parts of Germany, and combined with its powerful army is a rising force. Prussia maintains a strong hold of influence over the various small German states, competing with the only other German Great Power, the Austrian Empire. As Prussia grows in it's influence, the other European Powers look with great concern on how this German state will sway the Concert of Europe. Prussia could unify the German states and become a new European power if it plays its cards right, but if it folds its hand, the German eagle could be struck down in its infancy.





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Russian Empire

The Giant in the North

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Ever since Russia was birthed into the world, it has expanded in every direction, not stopping until it hit the sea. It conquered Novgorod to reach the Arctic, beat back Sweden to reach the Baltics, crossed the entirety of Siberia to reach the Pacific, and crushed the Ottomans to gain access to the Black Sea. But following the Congress of Vienna, the Russian bear finds itself in a unique position. Its secured alliances with Prussia and Austria, and has a loyal ally in the Eastern Orthodox Qian to its east. Though it controls massive tracts of land and resources, Russia is shackled by its systematic serfdom and lack of development, limiting how much it can spread its influence. Should Russia overcome this, it could threaten even Britain, but for now, it must lie in wait as it looks hungrily towards the Balkans and the Middle East.





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State of Guang

Workshop of the East

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Guang sits on the Pearl River delta, and with Min and Wu has long been one of the preeminent trading powers in China. Differing from its coastal brethren however, Guang has also maintained a strong manufacturing base at home throughout much of its history. It came as no surprise when Guang was one of the first nations in China to industrialize, and with that newfound potential came new perception. Guang has seen the writing on the wall, and has made moves to counter encroachment by the Western Powers. The early 1800s have seen a frenzy of consolidation by Guang, with tributaries swiftly reorganized into territories and colonies, while new expansion by colonial companies has been sponsored by the government in Africa. Guang has long served as the production center of Asia, and with even more raw resources being acquired to fuel its fires of industry, Guang may see itself rise beyond the aspirations of its fellow Great Powers to something even more.






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Min Confederacy

Maritime Empire

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A loosely centralized band of city-states and maritime states, the Min Confederacy has long been master of the seas in China. Boasting the most powerful navy in China and control over much of the spice trade, Min's power is built on its trading prowess. Having secured trade and friendship with the Dutch in the 1600s, Min steadily expanded on this initial success, with Min trading ships being a common sight in the ports of the West. Ships sailing to the New World brought exotic goods to Min's diverse population, while trade with India and Arabia brought even more riches to the merchant elite. However, the Min find themselves increasingly pressed to keep up with the times. Lacking the production capacity of Guang and competing with a resurgent Wu for trade with the West, the highest officials in Min fear that without a concerted effort by a more central body, Min will be unable to maintain its status. Should it solve these issues, Min is positioned to once again reap the lucrative benefits of a trading empire.





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Qian Empire

Bridge Between East and West

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Qian is a younger state concept by Chinese standards, having only consolidated itself in 1630. The name itself was taken from the I-Ching, and Qian has continued since its inception to forge its own unique identity. Following its conversion to Eastern Orthodoxy in 1652, Qian has maintained close relations with Russia, and has been the primary means of dissemination of Eastern thought into the West and Western thought into the East. Qian has also maintained a very authoritarian slant, owing in part to its own heritage as well as Russian influence. While not openly militaristic since its wars of unification, the present situation in the Zhous as well as Japan has seen Qian quietly build up its military over the past decades. With a massive population and a friendly giant at its back, Qian is well positioned for conquest. And while Qian's borders are great, many still dream of an even greater empire. The North, quiet for many decades, may finally hear the roar of the Black Dragon.




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Shu Empire

All Under Heaven

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Shu is the last dynasty, or so they would have all believe. Forged in the fires of the dissolution of the Ming on the mainland, Shu long maintained that they were the rightful holder of the Mandate of Heaven. This all culminated in a bloody series of conflicts known as the “Wars of the Coalition”, in which Shu attempted to re-unite China in the late 1500s and early 1600s. Following the failure to do this, Shu has spent much of its history re branding itself as the great mediator of the East, all while building up its defensive capabilities. The war with Chu in the mid 1700s saw Shu humiliated, and determined not to face defeat again. Its military was reorganized and rearmed, with Shu society also taking a notably more militaristic tone. Though Chinese reunification is now a pipe dream, many still raise concern over Shu's return to militarism, and the potential it has to enable Shu expansion. Only the Shu Emperor knows truly where Shu's path leads, but all others watch with wary eyes until that path is known.






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State of Wu

Crossroads of the World

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Wu sits at the terminus of the Yellow river, the gateway to the interior of China and the first port of call for Chinese traders navigating from the interior to the West. It has been a center of trade and discourse since stabilizing following the collapse of the Ming on the mainland. Wu at one time controlled vast colonies in the New World and gathered tribute from several nations in Indonesia. Following devastating defeat in the South Seas war against Min and the later loss of Fusang, Wu has spent the better part of the early 1800s reorganizing itself and re-evaluating its position in the world. While Min has traditionally held the position of the nation that trades most with the West, in recent years Wu has struck a number of trade deals with European powers in attempts to usurp Min's advantage in the market. Amiable relations have been maintained with Fusang following independence, while Wu has established new colonies in New Zealand and in Indonesia. If Wu can maintain this momentum, it could see itself ascendant once more.


Tumu Crisis and Civil War 1449-1461
As per historical, with the exceptions being that Yu Qian was assassinated, and Zhu Qiyu's subsequent flight to Nanjing. From there, he would negotiate a treaty with the Oirat 1450, including the release of his brother. Angered at the humiliating outcome of the war and at his brother's refusal to cede the throne back to him, Zhu Qizhen rallied his supporters in Beijing. A bloody civil war raged for 11 years with the eventual victory, if you can call it victory, of Zhu Qiyu's forces. A military coup in late 1461 led to the deposition of the Ming government, and set the stage for further conflict.

Collapse of China 1461-1490
Following the resolution of the Tumu crisis, the Ming had lost all semblance of unity and authority. Disgraced and deposed, what remained of the court and army elements still loyal to the Ming fled to Taiwan while chaos unfolded on the mainland. Records are often unreliable from this time period, but the collapse was undoubtedly violent, with vast portions of the population succumbing to war and starvation.

Eastern Colonialism

Mainland Exodus and the Flight of the Ming 1462-1499

The Kongsi Republics 1520-Present

Further Sinification of Indonesia came in waves of settlement from the mainland after the Ming. These states would become known as “Kongsi Republics”, and would be mostly settled in Borneo. The most established of these republics was the State of Lanfang, which existed for much of its later history as a tributary of Guang. It was officially annexed in 1799, in line with the shift from tribute states to colonies in Eastern imperialist practice.

Spanish Min War 1630-1648

The Spanish Min War was a conflict between the Spanish Empire and the Min Confederacy over the Phillipine Islands. The war began unfavorably against the Min, with Min ships outdated for the first leg of the conflict and suffering heavy losses against more modern Spanish fleets. This was rectified with the introduction of newer ships designed by While initially a conflict just involving the Min and Spain, the conflict coincided with the 30 Years War occurring in Europe, and this saw the eventual intervention of a Dutch task force to assist the Min in seizing the islands from the Spanish. This event led to the establishment of favorable relations between the Netherlands and several of the Eastern nations that have persisted to this day.

Indonesian Scramble 1790-Present

As spectators to the Napoleonic wars, the Chinese nations did not participate in the conflicts, save for adventurers and military attachments that fought in the armies of both sides. They did however take keen notice to the establishment of more permanent colonial presence by the European nations during and following the conflict. With the expansion of the Portuguese and Dutch further into regions traditionally comprising various tributaries, Chinese colonial states have responded in kind, with annexation and integration of tributaries throughout the region, and further settlement and conquest planned by all parties.

Fusang Colonization 1540-1787

The colonization of Fusang began in 1540, with the arrival of the first Qi colonists in what would be otl British Columbia. They quickly set up trade relations with Native Americans and took part in the lucrative fur market. While limited contact was made with the European nations, the colonies for both parties were distant enough that it remained impractical throughout the Eastern Colonial Period for European nations to attempt to sabotage, or usually, even find the Chinese colonies.

Pacific Wars 1580-1592

War soon would soon be caused by the competing Chinese nations, and in 1580 a trade conflict between Qi and Wu spiraled out of control, leading to war in June of that year. The war was mainly a naval and colonial war, with Wu and Qi ships engaging in China, while militia organized best they could and conducted a skirmishing campaign against rival colonies. The wars ended in 1592 when Wu successfully captured a number of Qi's coastal cities in daring attacks, and Qi was forced to conceded its North American territories to Wu.

Independence of Fusang 1787

Battered by years of war in misfortune, Wu in 1780 was in a difficult position to enforce demands in her nearby tributaries, let alone its North American Dominions an ocean away. The situation slowly simmered up till 1787, when, inspired by the then United States on the opposite coast, Fusang demanded independence from Wu. Cooler heads prevailed in the negotiations however, and rather than face a violent revolution, Wu instead brokered a treaty of compensated independence, in which Fusang would agree to a large single payment of gold bullion in addition to favorable trade agreements for both parties.


Wars of the Coalition 1594-1627

The Wars of the Coalition were a series of conflicts involving most of China against Shu, which led the last major effort to unify China as one nation. The conflict at times saw Shu control vast portions of China, and led to the creation of several nations and a redrawing of China's borders.

Establishment of the Zhangs in Shu 1644

The years following the Wars of the Coalition were hard on Shu. Disgrace and dishonor were the state of things, and coupled with famine and unrest, this culminated in societal upheaval. In July of 1644, Zhang Xianzhong led a coup against the ruling family, swiftly imprisoning them and quietly executing them a year later. Zhang would prove an able ruler, and transformed Shu's foreign policy from one of conquest to one of mediation and cooperation.

Formation of Qian 1622-1630

Spread of Islam in the East 650-Present

Islam has a long presence in China, dating back at least to 650, during the days of Old Imperial China. While well received, the faith never could garner much of a foothold in rigid Chinese society. This all changed with the resolution of the Tumu Crisis and the collapse of the Ming into several independent states. From there, trade with the Mid East and the Arabian peninsula gradually spread the faith along the Silk Road and in many of the important coastal trading cities of Southern China.

The greatest proponent of the spread of Islam in China and the East was a man named Wang Daiyu. Educated in Nanjing, he would go on to oversee the construction of a great mosque in that city, before beginning a life of missionary work throughout the coastal cities of Wu, Min and Guang. His later adherents produced a work known as the “Han Kitab”, a work fusing Islam with Confucianism.

Following the conversion of Qian to Eastern Orthodoxy in 1652, there have been several organized campaigns against Islam in that nation, the most notable being the Chang'an Massacre in 1743, also known by parties sympathetic to the Qian as the Chang'an Uprising, in which the city's Islamic population was systematically wiped out following protests against higher taxes against them by the Qian government.

Ning Crisis 1744-1749

In the lead up to the Ning Crisis, fate had not been kind to Ning. Famine, flooding, banditry, and poor leadership had left the State of Ning in sorry standing. The sickly King of Ning was without an heir, and his councilors took advantage of this to convince him to sign a document designating the King of Chu as his heir. The King would die a couple months after signing the document, with many saying he had been poisoned.
Ning was united in personal union with Chu, to the objection of Shu. This culminated in Shu sending an ultimatum demanding that Ning be ruled by a different ruler than Chu. When this went unanswered, Shu declared war on September 4th of 1744. The large armies of Shu were able to push along the Yellow River against concentrated Chu-Ning resistance. The slog seemed destined to continue for a decade.
The deciding moment however was the Second Battle of the Yellow River in late 1747, where Chu river fleets destroyed a convoy of Shu troop transports. 15.000 Shu troops were slain or drowned, and Chu was able to push Shu mostly back to pre-war borders. While Chu was galvanized in defense of their nation, Shu conversely was shamed by its poor performance on the battlefield, and with discontent at home mounting, in March of 1749 began peace talks with Chu. On April 14th both nations, weakened by years of brutal fighting, signed a treaty of status quo antebellum.

South Seas War 1746-1750
Facing unpopularity and calls for his resignation, the Emperor of Wu desperately needed a foreign policy success to seem competent. As means to these ends, he manufactured a casus belli against Min, claiming they had attacked Ternate, an Indonesian sultanate under their protection, and demanded absurd reparations. Min refused, and a war broke out between the two. Though Wu saw some early success, however Min crushed their fleet in the decisive Battle of Ryukyu, and began a blockade of Wu. Wu, hoping to keep what they could, sued for peace, and the resulting treaty saw them pay hefty reparations and cede control over Ternate to Min. The loss of prestige was the most devastating part of the war, with Wu descending into chaos, and their Emperor being found dead in his palace.

Guang-Dai Nam War 1787-1794

As western powers began to encroach more and more, Guang invaded Dai Nam to try to annex borderlands and re-establish Dai Nam in their sphere of influence. Dai Nam retreated into its interior lands, conducting a guerilla campaign that devastated the Guang War effort. A status quo antebellum was mediated by Shu in Spring of 1794.

Eastern Industrial Revolution 1800-Present


Zhou Civil War 1831-1834

The Zhou Civil War is an ongoing conflict that as of October 1834 is in a state of ceasefire as peace talks are attempted. It began when the brother of ____ began a revolt against ____ following the death of their father. The war thus far has been characterized by incompetent military leadership and disproportionately high civilian casualties.
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*Great Power
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-As a note, lettered subdivisions are playable at the parent nation's discretion, so make sure to confirm with the player first. Subdivisions are also not playable if the parent nation is not filled on the roster.

1: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland*: The Industrial States of Columbia
1a: EIC Bengal Presidency: Union Princes
1b: British Cape Colony
1c: British North America
1d: British Guyana
1e: British West Caribbean
1f: British Antilles
2: Kingdom of France*
2a: French Algeria
2b: French Senegal
2c: French Guyana
2d: French Antilles
3: Kingdom of Portugal
3a: Portuguese Angola
3b: Portuguese Mozamabique
3c: Portuguese East Indies
4: Kingdom of Spain
4a: Spanish West Indies
5: Kingdom of Sardinia-Piedmont
6: Kingdom of Belgium
7: United Kingdom of the Netherlands
7a: Dutch Ceylon
7b: Dutch Sumatra
7c: Dutch Guyana
8: Kingdom of Denmark
9: Kingdom of Sweden-Norway
10: Kingdom of Prussia*: The Palmetto
11: Mecklenburg-Strelitz
12: Mecklenburg-Schwerin
13: Hanseatic City of Lubeck
14: Duchy of Holstein
15: Hanseatic City of Hamburg
16: Hanseatic City of Bremen
17: Grand Duchy of Oldenburg: Latvijas Otra Republika
18: Kingdom of Hannover
19: Duchy of Brunswick
20: Lippe-Detmold
21: Anhalt
22: Hesse-Kassel
23: Nassau
24: Hesse-Darmstadt
25: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
26: Frankfurt
27: Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
28: Saxe-Meiningen
29: Saxe-Weimar
30: Kingdom of Saxony
31: Grand Duchy of Baden
32: Kingdom of Wurttemburg
33: Kingdom of Bavaria
34: Swiss Confederacy
35: Austrian Empire*: Tracian Empire
36: Duchy of Parma
37: Duchy of Modena and Reggio
38: Duchy of Tuscany
39: The Papal States
40: Kingdom of the Two Sicilies: Fossia
41: Kingdom of Serbia
42: Principality of Wallachia
43: Principality of Moldavia
44: Ottoman Empire
45: Kingdom of Greece
46: Kingdom of Morocco
47: Ottoman Egypt
48: Russian Empire*: Kargintina the Third
49: Khiva**
50: Bukhara**
51: Kokand**
52: Mughal Empire
53: Maratha Confederacy
54: Kingdom of Jeypore
55: Hyderabad State
56: Mysorean Confederacy
57: Ever Triumphant State of Travancore
58: Empire of Burma
59: Kingdom of Thailand
60: Khmer Empire
61: Sultanate of Aceh
62: Majapahit Empire
63: Sultanate of Brunei
64: Sultanate of Kutai
65: Empire of the Great Ming
66: State of Dai Viet
67: State of Great Guang*
67a: Guang Haixia Zhou
67b: Guang Zhunzu
68: Empire of the Great Shu*
69: Kingdom of Bhutan
70: Empire of Nepal
71: Empire of Tibet
72: Empire of the Great Qian*: Rodez
73: Empire of Joseon: Intermountain States
74: Tokugawa Shogunate**
75: State of Qi
76: North Zhou
77: South Zhou
78: State of Jin
79: Hubei Commandery
80: Empire of Great Chu
81: State of Great Wu*
81a: Wu Spice Islands
81b: Wu Nan Dao
81c: Wu Xiong De
81d: Wu Huoshan Dao
82: Min Confederacy*
83: Sultanate of Oman
84: Kingdom of Bahrain
85: Sultanate of Nejd
86: Ethiopian Empire
87: Sokoto Caliphate
88: Great Zimbabwe
89: Matabele
90: Basotho
91: Zulu
92: Xhosa
93: Argentine Confederation
94: Republic of Chile
95: Republic of Uraguay
96: Empire of Brazil
97: Republic of Paraguay
98: Andean Confederation
99: Republic of Gran Colombia
100: United States of Central America
101: United Mexican States
102: State of Meiguo
103: State of Fusang
104: American Federation
105: Columbian Republic
105a: Columbian West Africa
106: Commonwealth of America: Military Lands of the Scottish People
107: Palmetto Republic
108: Republic of Georgia
108a: Georgian West Africa
109: Free State of Spanish Florida
110: Republic of Haiti
111: Persian Empire
112: Duchy of Lucca
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Nation Name: Empire of Joseon, 대조선제국, 大朝鮮帝國
Symbols: Imperial Flag, Imperial Seal Emblem of Joseon
Location: 73
Population: 15.5 million
Capital City: Hanyang/Hanseong (modern day Seoul)
Civilization Status: Civilized

Government Info
Government Type: Enlightened Monarchy
Brief Explanation of Government: The government of Joseon is an absolute monarchy with a Confucian-based bureaucracy. The Emperor rules for life, unlike any of his appointees and all Emperors of Joseon descends from the Imperial House of Yi (Jeongju Yi Clan) since its foundation. The Emperor commands absolute loyalty from his officials and subjects, but officials are expected to try to guide the Emperor to the right path if the latter was mistaken and Emperors are usually sensitive to public opinions.

The bureaucratic element of the government is dominated by Confucian scholars who enter service in the government through the civil service exam. All officials are expected to have passed a series of literary and psychological tests that determine their ability to serve the empire. Theoretically, anyone, excluding women, can take the civil service exams but only the wealthy have the money to afford preparations for the exams. However, seeing a lowborn take and pass the exams are not uncommon and are often celebrated in stories.

The monarch of Joseon has advisors from the State Council (which members also serve as ministers) which is the de facto legislative body in Joseon. Supposedly, the Phoenix Throne holds major power in the government with the Ministries/State Council serving as the advisory board but powers of the the Emperor and the Prime change over time with some Emperors serving as absolute monarchs while others leave daily agendas to the Ministries.
Ideology: Liberal Confucianism, Silhak, Nationalism, Neo-Confucianism
Leader/s: Emperor Yi Gong, Prime Minister Kim Myeong-nyeong
Relations Joseon maintains cordial relations with the majority of Chinese states, seeing them as brotherly nations. Such is the case with the coastal Chinese states as extensive trade and diplomacy are common. Japan and Qian and seen with some suspicion due to prior conflicts in history. Relations with seafaring European powers such as the Dutch and the British amounted to commercial trade relations and some friendly diplomacies.

Population Info
Brief Description of your people: Largely homogeneous with a 98% Korean population. Tsushima is the only area with an ethnic Japanese majority. A small minority of Manchus reside in northern Korea.
Religion: The country is largely irreligious with Neo-Confucianism being the state ideology. However, Buddhism makes up the largest religion and still being influential in its own rights. Shamanism, Taoism, Islam, and Christianity (brought from European and Chinese missionaries) make up a very small minority in Joseon. Christianity, especially both Catholicism and Orthodoxy, is a growing religion in Korea, the message of Christianity attracting many from all walks of life.
Main/Accepted Culture(s): Korean, Chinese, Inner Manchurian, Tsushiman Japanese
Other Cultures: Outer Manchurian, Mongolian, any cultures not considered Sinic

Military Info
Army: 6/10
The aftermath of the Mongol invasion of Goryeo, the Japanese Invasion of Korea that ended in 1598, and the Qian-Joseon War of the 1817-1821 saw Joseon placing more emphasis on the military than ever before. At peacetime, the Joseon standing army is large at over 150,000 active soldiers (with the ability to call up more in wartime), the brunt of the army are focused on the northern border of the Yalu River. Much of the Joseon infantry are equipped with muzzle-loading rifles with cavalries preferring revolvers and carbines for ranged combats. The Joseon military also enjoys the backing of powerful artillery and rocketry made to decimate enemy lines.

Militias known as the Righteous Army have appeared several times throughout the history of Korea when the national armies were in need of assistance against foreign invaders ever since the Khitan invasion of Goryeo and lately the Japanese invasion of Korea in 1592. Peasants, scholars, former government officials, religious monks, merchants, anyone regardless of background made up such militias. While most of these righteous armies are equipped with hunting equipment and farming tools rather than state-of-the-art weapons employed by the Imperial Army, the irregular militias make up for their equipment shortcomings with patriotic fervor and knowledge of home terrain.
Navy: 7/10
The Imperial Navy stands at a size of 41,000 men, including 9,000 marines. Improving on the Navy has been one of the major priorities of the Joseon Empire, believing that a strong navy is absolute necessity in the nation's defense. The Joseon Imperial Navy started off in the 18th century by modifying old ships with new technologies. However by the 1830s, much of the old ships were retired and in came newer ships with better armor, transportation, and armaments; incorporating western and eastern designs for the Navy. With the advent of steam powers, there are current plans to outfit old panokseons and turtle ships with steam engine, so far only prototypes are in the works. Composition of the Imperial Navy is 10 ship of the lines, 21 sloops, 7 brigantines, 19 frigates, 8 schooners, and 1 steam vessel spread across naval bases in the country.

Other Info
Economic Strength: 14/20
The economy of Joseon has been diversified thanks to more liberal elements of Confucian scholars and the growing merchant class embracing various economic reforms in favor of trade, free market capitalism, banking, and industrialization. The northern half of the Korean peninsula is an industrial center of Joseon while the southern half of the peninsula is a place of agriculture and international trade. Korea is also internationally famous for their quality silk and porcelain productions.
Development: 16/20
Industrialization has been beneficial for Korea in both the military and citizens. The construction of a national rail transportation system, although not yet finished, had made most of the provinces of Korea closer than before and allowed for more migrations. Cities have become more urbanized and city infrastructures have increased to accommodate more migrants into urban areas for new economic opportunities.
Public Order: 15/20
Things are relatively stable in Korea right now. There are still fears about Qian, as it has been 17 years since the war with Qian. However, life has returned to normalcy although civilian arms manufacturers are reporting record high sales of swords, crossbows, and firearms. So far, the current Emperor has proven himself to be a relatively able ruler with a mind for additional reforms in politics, education, and the economy.

Goals: Maintain a balance of power in East Asia, strengthen border security against Qian
History: The 474 year old Kingdom of Goryeo was overthrown by Yi Seonggye (King Taejo) of the Jeonju Yi clan. With both military and public support behind him, Yi Seonggye declares the formation of the Kingdom of Joseon and ensured his dynasty's survival, sending envoys to Ming to ask for legitimacy and exiling remnants of the Goryeo family to Jeju Island. The reign of Taejo Seong-gye saw conflict between his sons over succession rights and after an attempt by military officials and his fifth-born son Yi Bang-won in a military coup, declared his second born son Yi Bang-gwa (temple name Jeongjong) as his successor and abdicated the throne in 1398. Jeongjong was an abled ruler but abdicated after two years of seeing bloodshed between his brothers Crown Prince Yi Bang-won and Yi Bang-gan. Yi Bang-won (Taejong) became King right after, setting forth changes made to ensure that Joseon would be an absolute monarchy instead of a constitutional monarchy planned by his predecessors. Taejong's rise to power was a bloody affair but he proved to be a just and abled ruler, building up national defense and encouraging reforms that improved on the daily lives of the people and limited privileges of the aristocracy. Taejong was succeeded by his third born son Yi Do (immortalized as Sejong the Great) as the fourth King of Joseon. Sejong's reign was marked by various reforms that benefited Joseon. Sejong opened government positions to people of various social classes; encouraged innovation in the fields of science, technology, military, and agriculture; and pushed for the use of the hangul writing system to improve literacy. Sejong was also an interventionist, having sent troops to Tsushima Island to quell the pirate activities and ultimately ended with the island sending tributes to the Korean peninsula. In response to the emboldened border attacks by the Jurchens, Sejong initiated campaigns to pacify the north, building castles across the Amnok (Yalu) River and built settlements south of Amnok.

After Sejong's death in 1450, he was succeeded by his son, Yi Hyang (Munjong) who died just 2 years after his coronation (most of his achievements came when he was a crown prince). Munjong's successor, Yi Hong-wi (Danjong) ruled for three years before he was overthrown by his uncle who became Sejo of Joseon in 1455. Despite being overthrown and was demoted back to a prince, Hong-wi still received his title and was posthumously given the temple name Danjong. Despite Sejo overseeing numerous opposition killed for power grab, including his nephew Danjong; he was a strong and able ruler, continuing Sejong's expansionist policy and encouraging publication of history, economics, agricultural, and religious books. When Sejo passed away in 1468, his son succeeded him as Yejong of Joseon but died a year later. He was succeeded by his nephew, Yi Hyeol, who became Seongjong of Joseon. Seongjong's reign was marked by growth and prosperity in Joseon and the continuation of anti-Jurchen campaigns at the north. The collapse of the Ming Empire alarmed Seonjong, who ordered strengthening of defenses at the northwestern border with China in fear of organized brigands entering into Korean border. Seonjong passed away at 1494 and was succeeded by his eldest son, Prince Yeongsangun. Although Yeongsangun showed promise as an able ruler, he grew insane and became a tyrant, soon overthrown and replaced by his half-brother who became Jungjong of Joseon. Jungjong's reign was marked by both internal purges and support for reforms and was ultimately a mixed bag ruler. Jungjong was succeeded by his son who became King Injong. Injong was an ambitious king who attempted to continue Jungjong's failed reforms but was poisoned by his stepmother and was succeeded by his half-brother who became King Myeongjong in 1545.

Myeongjong's reign was marked by a power struggle between his mother Queen Munjeong and his uncle Yun Won-hyeong along with rebellions and raids from Japanese pirates. Myeongjong died in 1567 without a male heir and was succeeded by his half-nephew Yi Yeon as Seonjo of Joseon. Seonjo focused on improving the lives of the common people and introduced various political and economic reforms and his early reign was marked by growth and prosperity. Although border conflicts existed between Joseon and Jurchen raiders, the Royal Court believed that the current peace and prosperity experienced would continue and some officials talked of easing military burden on the populace. That changed when Joseon was invaded in 1592 by Japanese forces. Although Joseon forces fought valiantly with their cannons, hand cannons, and archery; they were outgunned by muskets operated by the Japanese and the Royal Court fled to Pyongyang when Japanese troops were close to Hanyang (modern day Seoul). That is not to say that there was no hope for the kingdom; military successes at the seas hampered Japanese supply lines and guerilla warfare conducted by informal militias and reorganized soldiers provided morale boosts for the Joseon military. During the war, Joseon engineers, at the support of King Seonjo, managed to develop and incorporate muskets into its ranks. Soon the Royal Army, with the support of the informal Righteous Army, retook captured provinces and inflict heavy damage on the tired Japanese forces. In 1598, after Hideyoshi's death, Japan withdrew from the peninsula. Although Joseon was spared from initial Japanese imperial ambitions, the country itself was ravaged by seven long years of warfare. Seonjo, devastated by the toll of the war, withdrew from politics and left behind Crown Prince Yi Hon (Prince Gwanghae) to rule in his stead.

Gwanghae focused on rebuilding the devasted kingdom by keeping much of the reforms left by former Prime Minister Yu Seung-ryong to spur market and agricultural growth. He also reformed the country's defenses with setting up dedicated gunpowder offices to improve on designs based on gunpowder-based weapons such as cannons, hwachas, and muskets. Gwanghae was ambitious with his military reforms. Some of his reasoning for military expansions were based more on Joseon as a self-reliant power that would be independent from Chinese or Japanese interventions with a potential for Joseon to have an Emperor rather than a king. However, he was a realist and knew that Joseon would not survive on its own if isolated and pushed to open Korea to the world. He expanded Seonjo's friendly relations with the coastal Chinese states, maintained peaceful but tense relations with Jurchen tribes, opened trade with European powers in Asia, and restored diplomatic relations with Japan. By the end of his reign, he left Joseon recovered and stabilized, perhaps much more powerful than before and received the temple name of Imjong. However, most of his sons died due to sickness (or political assassinations) and he passed away without an heir in 1641. To ensure survival of the Yi family, court officials selected the son of Prince Neungyang (son of Imjong's half-brother Prince Jeongwon), Prince Sohyeon as the next King of Joseon. Sohyeon continued Imjong's policies of making improvements to the military and promoted religious freedoms after meeting with some Jesuit missionaries in China, interested in the messages of the Western religions. Sohyeon himself converted to Catholicism and taken the baptismal name of Nicholas. He received the temple name Sangjo and, like Imjong, passed away without an heir in 1649. The Phoenix throne was then passed to his younger brother Crown Prince Bongrim (Hyojong). Hyojong oversaw improvements to the military as under his reign, the Joseon military adopted flintlock muskets into its ranks. He passed away in 1659 and was replaced by his son Yi Yeon (Hyeonjong). Hyeonjong's reign was marked by political fighting between court officials over funeral issues and passed away as a relatively unremarkable ruler, neither a great king like Sejong and Imjong nor a despot like Yeonsangun. He was succeeded by his son Yi Sun (Sukjong).

Sukjong's reign was marked by frequent fights between political parties. He regularly switched parties in power and grew the power of the royal authority. Ironically, the intense political battles between factions ensured that political corruption was very low as parties were quick to denounce any nonkosher acts as a sign of corruption and incompetence. The political fights also didn't affect the public and Sukjong's reign was considered to be one of the most prosperous in history with vast agricultural and cultural developments. Sukjong was replaced by his son Yi Yun (Gyeongjong) in 1720. Gyeongjong reigned for four years before abdicating the throne (either voluntarily or by force) in 1724 in favor of his half-brother Yi Gim (Yeongjo). Yeongjo's reign was marked by various economic and political reforms with a growth of merchant activities and reforms in the country's tax codes. He sponsored legislation that would root out corruption in the court and sought opinions of the public from peasants to local officials regarding his accomplishments. Not all of Yeongjo's reign was peaceful, however. The rise of the Qian and its conquering of large swathes of lands alarmed the Royal Court. Border skirmishes between Joseon and Qian forces were common across the Yalu River although full scale conflicts had yet to occur, bringing some tensions into the Royal Court. Near the end of his reign, Yeongjo declared Joseon as an empire (with himself giving the era name Tangpyeong). He was succeeded by his grandson Yi San (Jeongjo) in 1776.

Jeongjo, while an ambitious ruler on his own, continued his father's policies of economic and political reforms to improve the lives of the common people. He established the Kyujanggak, the royal library, and allowed more class of people barred from civil service to apply for government positions. He oversaw scientific and technological advancements in Korea with the country experiencing wealth coming from trade with Fusang. He also abolished governmental slavery early in his reign. In 1817, war broke out with Qian, to the shock of the Imperial Court. Jeongjo quickly ordered portions of the Imperial Court and Crown Prince Yi Gong to Ganghwa Island and stayed at the mainland to rally the nation's military against a potential existential threat. In 1821, a peace treaty was signed between Qian and Joseon, maintaining the status quo of the border. Jeongjo passed away the same year as an accomplished ruler with achievements comparable to that of Sejong of Joseon and Gwanggaeto of Goguryeo. He was succeeded by his second son, Yi Gong. Yi Gong continued his father's reforms and his current reign of 13 years was marked with improving the nation's defenses.
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interesting, I'm certainly keen on Russia or Mexico
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Nation Name: The Kingdom of France
Symbols:
Location: 2
Population: 33,567.021
Capital City: Paris
Civilization Status: Great Power

Government Info
Government Type: Constitutional Monarchy
Brief Explanation of Government:
The French Government is a constitutional monarchy. On one hand, there is the Parliament. The Chamber of Peers is in essence of the nobility, it’s members inhering their seats, or being appointed by the King. The Chamber of Deputies is elected, but enfranchisement is not as widespread in the population. In essence, it’s the rich and powerful electing the members of this body. Meanwhile the King is controlling the Government, the Military, and aspects of Foreign Policy.
Ideology: Monarchism, Conservatism/Liberalism
Leader/s: Louis Phillipe the First
Relations France in 1836, and all the relationships that entails. It is however looking for more relationships out East.

Population Info
Brief Description of your people: A hearty people that values their rights.
Religion: Catholic, Protestant, Judaism
Main/Accepted Culture(s): French
Other Cultures: Algerian,
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Military Info
Army:
600,000 Soldiers.
Quality: 9
The French Army is one of the finest, if not the finest, in Europe. If it taking Europe multiple tries to convince you of that, you’ll never be convinced. The arms and munitions of the French Army are modern, and it’s Officers well trained.

Navy:
Size: Columbia said he took care of Naval sizes.

Quality: 8

The French Navy is an old institution, and one that has seen better days. Gone are the days where the French aspired to but heads with the British on the seas, but the need to do such a thing wasn’t as clear either. The Navy has made a recovery of sorts from the Napoleonic wars, and is prepared to safeguard French expansion abroad. This all in mind, don’t be mistaken. The French Navy is one of the finest in the world.

Other Info
Economic Strength:
17.

France is a great power, with a large population. It’s on the road to industrialization. It has prestige that allows it access to all sorts of markets. Things could probably be better, with the Napoleonic wars having happened, but it’s fairly solid all things considered. There is however room to improve.

Development:
17.

France is a nation that has been able to produce armies that marched across Europe, and the capacity to supply them. With industrialization arriving, railroads are also under construction. This is in addition to French ports, which give it the ability to expand overseas.

Public Order:
9.
It honestly could be better. With the overthrow of the Bourbons, it displayed the French people were more than willing to act out and dispose a government. For now the government has solidified its position, and there is room to grow. There is, however, room to decline as well.
Goals:
The normalization of Europe’s view of France, the building of alliances in Europe, the outreach to Asia, the pacification of Algeria, the outcome of the Egyptian-Ottoman dispute, and colonial ambitions in India.
History:
Two decades ago, the ending chapters of the Napoleonic wars had been closed. France which had embarrassed the whole of Europe, well, her luck ran out. Ever since, the nation had to come to terms with what it was going to do next. France was to be a great power, but how it went about it was all the more important.

Due to its previous attempt, France now was compelled to take things slower and deal with its internal affairs. With a constitutional monarchy in place, theoretically there was a check on the Bourbon monarchy. There was, but it was a check for the rich and of rank who were given the right to vote. Of course when the July Revolution came, and with it the July monarchy, that reality didn’t change much.

As for its affairs abroad, France walks a tight rope. It looks west, and sees war in Spain. East it sees the grumblings of the Germans. North, a Britain that was intent on building Empire. As for France? Well, it’s invasion of Algeria in the 1830s was its most prominent example of Empire building as of late. However, France wasn’t quite done yet….
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Nation Name: Kingdom of Two Sicilies
Symbols: Flag Coat of Arms Army Flag Naval Jack Anthem
Location: 40
Population: 7.7 Million
Capital City: Naples
Civilization Status: Civilized

Government Info
Government Type: Absolute Monarchy
Brief Explanation of Government: The government is quite typical of an absolute monarchy, there is the Monarch, the supreme head of state who leads the court system and appoints judges, and leads the executive and legislative arms of government as well. To assist him in this act, are several ministries to whom he appoints ministers and in turn they run the bureaucratic services and aid in decision making.
Ideology: Enlightened Absolutism, Della Moneta Monetarism, Utilitarianism, and Laissez-Faire Economics
Leader/s: King Ferdinand II
Relations N/A for the time being

Population Info
Brief Description of your people: There italians, specifically southern italians, i feel like everyone already knows what that means.
Religion: 96% Catholic, 4% Other
Main/Accepted Culture(s): Sicilian, Italian (Especially Southern Italian)
Other Cultures: Arab, French (Small population largely in Aristocratic Roles)

Military Info
Army: 3: The Army comprises of roughly 100,000 Troops, however, despite its fairly decent size the military has shown its ineptitude several times since the founding of the Two Sicilies. The military is quite poorly lead, with high rates of corruption, many criticize the Commission Purchasing system, which has cemented the dominance of the noble and aristocratic classes of the general populace. The military's refusal to adopt even the most mynute reforms has left it disorganized and retaining much of the traditions and policies of a late medieval army. The armies logistical system is also far from perfect, and any long range deployment would certainly guarantee a defeat for the army in its current state. Image Showing a Grenadier, Private, and Lieutenant
Navy: 7: 70 Active Warships, including 24 Frigates, 20 Brigantines, 20 Sloops and 6 Schooners. There is also a 4,000 Strong Contingent of Marines.Sicilian Naval Ship
The navy is regarded among the best in Europe and has a strong base at the Castelamare, one of the largest shipyards in the world. The Navy Has a proven history of engagements against european navies especially during the era of Napoleon, but more recently the navy has taken campaigns against the Barbary Pirates. The naval officers can be educated at one of two key institutions, one in Naples, and the other in Palermo.

Other Info
Economic Strength: 14: The Economy of Two Sicilies is fairly diverse in its products and sectors. The largest sector is agriculture, which boasts highly successful pastures, olive oil, and citrus outputs. In Sicily in particular there is a lot of wine and grape production. The second largest sector is the industrial sector, particularly focused in and around Naples. The largest factory is the Castelamare, a massive shipyard, which employs several thousand workers and makes anything from sails and rope to Massive galleys. On the outskirts of Naples exist many towns which each specialize in Textile production, the most famous of which is Caserta which boasts some of the largest silk and dyeworks in Europe. Across the Calabria region is the primary metal working area of the Kingdom, particularly with the Fonderia Ferdinandia, one of the largest are foundries in Europe, and the Reali ferriere ed Officine di Mongiana, the primary weapons manufactory in the Kingdom. Across Sicili there is a lot of Sulfur mining which is largely used to manufacture Gunpowder, sulfur is a key export of the nation. In virtually all major cities, there are successful ports and food processing industries. On the rise is the construction industry which has boasted a number of accomplishments in the area of science, in 1832, for example, the first Metal Suspension Bridge in Europe was built, a technological accomplishment and a testament to the prowess of the ironworks of Two Sicilies.
Development: 15, Italy has quite variable levels of infrastructure development, largely on the mainland there is a very developed road network, with inns in every town allowing for safe stays over night. However, in Sicily, aside from in major cities and their outskirts the road network is not as developed. In the area of rail, the government has just permitted the construction of the Naples-Portici Line, which is expected to be completed by 1839. The most developed part of Two Sicilies infrastructure is the port system, which is among the best in Europe and the World.
Public Order: 12: The government, while once being quite controversial, has, since Francis I's death, been quite stable. Although, King Ferdinand II has had trouble pushing any major changes, he has successfully brought the Two Sicilies out of any spheres of influence. King Ferdinand has also shown a commitment to developing the nation's economy, although, the results so far have been less than perfect. The populace still holds a steady belief in the Monarchy to make judgements for the betterment of the nation, especially after the failures of so many revolts. That said, while the populace believes these illusions, the Military itself is quite weak, and even a minor uprising could seriously threaten the nation.
Goals: Develop the National Economy, Unify Italy, Expel Foreign Influence, Improve Quality of Life.
History: The Kingdom of Naples, once a territory of Aragon, achieved its independence in 1458. In 1501 the Kingdom, however, fell under the sway of another european power, this time, France, forced into a personal union. The agreement was that France got Naples and Spain got Sicily, however the deal fell through only a few months later and by 1504 the French lost the territory to the Spanish, and Naples and Sicily both became joined under a Spanish Viceroyalty. The Spanish rule can be divided into 2 phases, the Habsburg phase from 1504 to 1714, and the Bourbon phase from 1735 to 1806. The Bourbon Phase and Habsburg phase were split by a period in which the Austrians controlled the territory after the War of Spanish Succession.

Just after the French Revolution, a number of revolutionaries and coup attempts took place to try and overthrow the monarchy, the most successful was the Pathenopeaen Republic in 1799 which received lots of French aid, however a peasant revolt led by the Clergy expelled the French and ended the Republics short life. In 1805, the Kingdom of Naples, now free from its Spanish influence, joined in the Third Coalition against France. This decision proved Damaging, as after a string of defeats, King Ferdinand I fled to Sicily while the French propped up a new Kingdom of Naples with Joseph Bonaparte as the reigning monarch. The Neopolitan rump state became known as the Kingdom of Sicily and it took part in the fourth, fifth, and sixth coalitions. The Sicilians worked closely with the British to try and expel the French from italy however they never succeeded in doing so militarily. After Napoleons defeat in 1814 after the fifth Coalition, the french aid to Joseph Bonaparte, Joachim Murat, was allowed to retain control of Naples. This decision by the Austrians severely damaged the once close relationship between Italians and Austrians, particularly the Sicilians. When Napoleon returned, Murat side with the French, and only then did the Austrians realize their error. In 1816, the Kingdom of Naples and the Kingdom of Sicily formally reunited this time under the name Two Sicilies.

In 1820 the Carabonari society, which had gained considerable influence during the french period, attempted to stage a revolution to establish a constitution for the kingdom, much like spain had done in 1820. Ferdinand, crushed the rebellion, but did decide he wanted a constitution to help solidify the monarchy's position in the state, however, intervention by the Austrians forced Ferdinand to abandon this plan. This action again caused a further split of the Two Sicilies from Austria as the populace became increasingly weary of Austrian influence in the region. In 1825, King Francis, took power after the death of King Ferdinand, his reign was wrought with stagnation, and he would die quite quickly after catching the flu on a visit to Paris in 1830. His son King Ferdinand II, strove for a very different course from his predecessors, where King Ferdinand the I had focused on military development, Ferdinand the II opted instead to focus on Economic and Social development. He freed all the political prisoners from the previous reigns, and began a program to modernize the university of naples and improve infrastructure throughout the mainland. He also lowered interest rates and public debt, improving faith in the nations banking system.
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Democratic Socialists

Postby The Canadian North-West » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:33 pm

WIP

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Nation Name: The Republic of Haiti (République d'Haïti)
Symbols:
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Location: 110
Population: 1.13 million
Capital City: Port-au-Prince
Civilization Status: (Great Power (*), Civilized, Partially Civilized, Uncivilized) Civilized

Government Info
Government Type: Unitary Authoritarian Presidential Republic
Brief Explanation of Government: (explain all the complex/unique stuff that can't be described in the type section)
Ideology: (Refer to this) French Jacobinism
Leader/s: Jean-Pierre Boyer
Relations (Pre-existing trade agreements, existing military alliances, rivals, etc)

Population Info
Brief Description of your people: (Optional fluff text)
Religion: (Religious makeup of your nation) 85% Christian, 8% African Folk, 6% Amerindian Folk
Main/Accepted Culture(s): Haitian Freedmen, Mulattos, Mestizos
Other Cultures: Polish, French Europeans, Dominican Spaniards, Amerindians

Military Info
Army: (branches, number of troops, quality of army, etc, 1-10 slider for quality, at least a 1 paragraph description) 6
Navy: (branches, number of troops, quality of navy, number of ship, types of ships, etc, 1-10 slider for quality, at least a 1 paragraph supporting description) 5

Other Info
Economic Strength: (How strong your trade and income is, 1-20, 20 being best. Also provide a 1 paragraph supporting description) 7
Development: (How built up your core nation's infrastructure is, 1-20, 20 being best. Also provide a 1 paragraph supporting description) 6
Public Order: (How stable your government is, how much your population approves your policies, 1-20, 20 being best. Also provide a 1 paragraph supporting description) 5
Goals: Build the Haitian economy, assert Haitian independence, spread Abolitionism, bring the Dominicans closer in culture and language
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Generic Info
Nation Name: Russian Empire || Российская империя
Symbols: Flag COA Anthem
Location: 48
Population: 59,000,000
Capital City: Saint Petersburg
Civilization Status: Great Power

Government Info
Government Type: Tsarist Autocracy (absolute monarchy)
Brief Explanation of Government: Almost all power in Russia is vested in the Tsar, who is seen as a near father figure to the people. The rights of state power all rest upon his Imperial Majesty, with him serving as a form of father figure to all of the people of the Empire who are his “children” according to state Orthodox text. The autocrat further entrusts power to persons and institutions, acting in his name, by his orders, and within the limits laid down for them by law.
Ideology: Conservative Slavophilia. A relatively new movement that gained its feet after the failed Decembrist revolt in 1825. Slavophiles reject the influences of Western Europe in Russia and wish for Russia to exist solely on its own original principles of its early history as the Grand Principality of Muscovy.
Leader/s: His majesty Nicholas Pavlovich of House Romanov, Emperor of all Russias
Relations Close to near total influence over three Central Asian kingdoms, trade relations with Persia, very hostile with Ottomans, good relations with Austria and Prussia from the “Holy Alliance” from the post-Napoleon era. Mixed relations with Western Europe, but particularly cold towards France as the memories of 1812 still linger.

Population Info
Brief Description of your people: Ethnic Russians were formed from East Slavic tribes and their cultural ancestry is based in Russkiy Kaganate and Kievan Rus'. The Russian word for ethnic Russians is derived from the people of Rus' and the territory of Rus'. The Russians share many historical and cultural traits with other European peoples, and especially with other East Slavic ethnic groups, specifically Belarusians and Ukrainians.
Religion: 71% Russian Orthodox Church (Main religion)
11% Islam
9% Catholic
4% Jewish
2% Lutheran
3% Other
Main/Accepted Culture(s): Russian
Other Cultures: Kazakh, Ukrainian, Polish, European Jewish, Finnish, Turks, Uzbeks, Latvians, Lithuanians, Estonians

Military Info
Army: 5/10. Numbering at a staggering 950,000 strong, the Imperial Russian Army is the largest current standing land force on planet Earth. However, his Imperial Majesty’s men in uniform are not quite up to par with their European counterparts, lacking the same level of organization or training as them. Russian enlisted men suffer from poor morale as Officers slip their pay into their pockets. Most officers are taken directly from the aristocracy, and are always members of the Russian Orthodox Church. Russia’s main hope on the field of battle is to simply drown out the enemy with numbers as well as try to use Russia’s vast open terrain to starve them out.
Navy: 7/10. Despite being behind European counterparts, Russia recently undertook a massive naval armaments program. Numbering at 85,000 sailors, it is third in Europe in terms of size but way further back in quality. Main bases are in Crimea, Saint Petersburg and Arkhangelsk with only Crimea being available as a year round base.

Baltic Fleet: 25 ships of the line, 16 frigates, 1 steam vessel
Black Sea Fleet: 12 Ships of the Line, 19 Frigates, 0 steam vessel
Other Info
Economic Strength: 9/20, while Russia certainly has a strong agricultural field, especially in Europe's breadbasket of the Ukraine, it is certainly lacking in industry. It is unquestionably behind it's European counterparts. Russia is heavily dependent on trade with the west, with little to give in return. It has the benefit of having low-bearing steppes which are useful for traders looking to make a cross-Eurasian trip but has to compete with the Ottomans for control of Black Sea trade. It is for this reason that Russia has a strong interest in Persia, as not only does Persia link the Turks with India and China but also could give Russia a connection to the Persian Gulf, which would be a major gain for a country with few warm water ports. The Russian lower class is also plagued by the system of serfdom, which keeps them in a system of near slavery while the aristocracy thrive and grow richer.
Development: 8/20. In certain areas of Russia, you would doubt you are within the borders of a Great Power. A heavily agrarian and backwards society, Russia has fallen heavily behind it's counterparts to the West. With the exceptions of the major cities like Saint Petersburg and Moscow, which are ornate, the average town is a very undeveloped place. Part of this is owing to serfdom which has kept the average Russian in poverty for near centuries now. However, considering the control of Slavophiles in government this is unlikely to change.
Public Order: 6/20. Not good. The average Russian is pretty disgruntled as a result of perpetual serfdom and absolute rule. The Tsar has to carefully balance between 50 million angry peasants who could rise against him and the aristocracy who could rise against him. Not to mention the amount of different ethnicities living throughout the Empire who could easily get uppity at the first possible hints of "independence". Safe to say, Russia is not a stable place.
Goals: Expand Influence southwards, especially over Central Asia and Persia, avoid any large scale European wars, keep China divided, and increase trade with the New World.
History: The Russian Empire officially began with Tsar Peter I the Great of Russia, also known as Pyotyr Alekseevich. Peter's first military efforts were directed against the Ottoman Turks. His attention then turned to the North. Peter still lacked a secure northern seaport, except at Archangel on the White Sea, where the harbor was frozen for nine months a year. Access to the Baltic Sea was blocked by Sweden, whose territory enclosed it on three sides. Peter's ambitions for a "window to the sea" led him to make a secret alliance in 1699 with Saxony, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, and Denmark against Sweden; they conducted the Great Northern War. The war ended in 1721 when an exhausted Sweden asked for peace with Russia.

As a result, Peter acquired four provinces situated south and east of the Gulf of Finland, securing access to the sea. There he built Russia's new capital, Saint Petersburg, on the Neva River, to replace Moscow, which had long been Russia's cultural center. This relocation expressed his intent to adopt European elements in his empire. Many of the government and other major buildings were designed with Italianate influence. In 1722, he turned his aspirations as first Russian monarch toward increasing Russian influence in the Caucasus and the Caspian Sea at the expense of the weakened Safavid Persians. He made Astrakhan the centre of military efforts against Persia, and waged the first full-scale war against them in 1722–23.

Peter reorganized his government based on the latest political models of the time, moulding Russia into an absolutist state. He replaced the old boyar Duma (council of nobles) with a nine-member Senate, in effect a supreme council of state. The countryside was divided into new provinces and districts. Peter told the Senate that its mission was to collect taxes, and tax revenues tripled over the course of his reign. Meanwhile, all vestiges of local self-government were removed. Peter continued and intensified his predecessors' requirement of state service for all nobles.

As part of the government reform, the Orthodox Church was partially incorporated into the country's administrative structure, in effect making it a tool of the state. Peter abolished the patriarchate and replaced it with a collective body, the Holy Synod, led by a government official.

Peter died in 1725, leaving an unsettled succession. After a short reign of his widow Catherine I, the crown passed to empress Anna. She slowed down the reforms and led a successful war against the Ottoman Empire. This resulted in a significant weakening of the Crimean Khanate, an Ottoman vassal and long-term Russian adversary.

The discontent over the dominant positions of Baltic Germans in Russian politics resulted in Peter I's daughter Elizabeth being put on the Russian throne. Elizabeth supported the arts, architecture and the sciences (for example with the foundation of the Moscow University). But she did not carry out significant structural reforms. Her reign, which lasted nearly 20 years, is also known for her involvement in the Seven Years' War. It was successful for Russia militarily, but fruitless politically

Catherine the Great was a German princess who married Peter III, the German heir to the Russian crown. After the death of Empress Elizabeth, she came to power when she conducted a coup d'état against her unpopular husband. She contributed to the resurgence of the Russian nobility that began after the death of Peter the Great. State service was abolished, and Catherine delighted the nobles further by turning over to them most state functions in the provinces. She also removed the tax on beards, instituted by Peter the Great. Catherine helped strengthen Russia's position in the world as a Great Power, but not all was well.

In 1812 French Emperor Napoleon, following a dispute with Tsar Alexander I, launched an invasion of Russia. It was catastrophic for France, as his army was decimated through the winter. Although Napoleon's Grande Armée reached Moscow, the Russians' scorched earth strategy prevented the invaders from living off the country. In the harsh and bitter Russian winter, thousands of French troops were ambushed and killed by peasant guerrilla fighters. The horrors of Napoleon's invasion still live strong in the minds of many Russians. Alexander became known as the "saviour of Europe" due to his role in assisting in the defeat of the rogue Frenchman. He presided over the redrawing of the map of Europe at the Congress of Vienna (1815), which ultimately made Alexander the monarch of Congress Poland.

The liberal tsar was replaced by his younger brother, Nicholas I (1825–present), who at the beginning of his reign was confronted with an uprising. The background of this revolt lay in the Napoleonic Wars, when a number of well-educated Russian officers travelled in Europe in the course of military campaigns, where their exposure to the liberalism of Western Europe encouraged them to seek change on their return to autocratic Russia. The result was the Decembrist revolt (December 1825), the work of a small circle of liberal nobles and army officers who wanted to install Nicholas' brother as a constitutional monarch. But the revolt was easily crushed, leading Nicholas to turn away from the modernization program begun by Peter the Great and champion the doctrine of Orthodoxy, Autocracy, and Nationality.

The retaliation for the revolt made "December Fourteenth" a day to be remembered by any would be revolutionary movements. In order to repress further revolts, censorship was intensified, including the constant surveillance of schools and universities. Textbooks were strictly regulated by the government. Police spies were planted everywhere. Would-be revolutionaries were sent off to Siberia – under Nicholas I hundreds of thousands have been sent to katorga there.

Nicholas now rules over Russia in a Conservative, pro-Slavophile manner. His main goals are oriented around keeping peace at home while also curtailing the power of the Turks to the South. With few warm water ports, Nicholas seeks to enter discussion with Persia to create possible trade through the Persian gulf. Above all else, Nicholas wishes to avoid another Western Invasion like the one of 1812. Nicholas Pavlovich was a teen during the invasion, and he absolutely does not to experience the horror and destruction of war on his homeland like that again.
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Postby Lan Khao Xang Hom Krung Tai » Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:11 am

Generic Info
Nation Name: Great Fusang, State of
Symbols: (ex. Flag, Coat of Arms, National Anthem, personifications, etc.)
Location: 103
Population: 15,000,000
Capital City: Shèlù | 舍路 (Seattle)
Civilization Status: Civilized

Government Info
Government Type:Oligarchic Noble Republic with Chinese Characteristics
Brief Explanation of Government: Think "Three Departments, Six Ministries" with all three under a strong political leader replacing the Emperor. Members of noble houses often nominate the Chancellor. Because of strong political power in some families, a leader from the same family is often chosen as if they were heirs.
Ideology: No real ideology, but Fusangism, termed by foreign observers based on traditional values merged with the story of Fusang to form a patriotic national identity. This is furthered by the "Decree for All Under Heaven", claiming the expanse of America for Fusang.
Leader/s: Chancellor Wú Yìjūn (吳翊鈞)
Relations Protector of Meiguo; hostility with Mexico, positive trade relations with most of east Asia

Population Info
Brief Description of your people: (Optional fluff text)
Religion: Mostly religious syncretism of Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, Folk Religion
Main/Accepted Culture(s): The Sinic cultures (Han, Viet, Korean, Japanese), the Mongolic cultures, the Indochinese cultures, and to a lesser extent, the Central Asian, Nusantaran, and South Asian cultures
Other Cultures: European (Predominately French or Spanish) and Native Plainsmen

Military Info
Army: 74,000 Standing Army, 400,000 Militias
Navy: 37 Sailing Frigates, 33 Sailing Sloops, 21 Ships-of-the-Line

Other Info
Economic Strength: 17 - Fusang regularly engages in trade with the American nations, with specialized Chinese items to the West as one of the closest to the European nations. This is however, not as demanded as definitely Chinese products. Raw materials in lumber and rare metals are also exported.
Development: 18 - The Coastal areas are the most developed out of anywhere in the nation, rivaling some of that of the Chinese nations. The interior, however, is rather barren, with only small walled towns and forts dotting the plains.
Public Order: 15 - Fusang is relatively stable in the form of public order. The populated coastal areas are the most stable in terms of order, with police patrols common. The interior is where things are a bit more messy. The Tusi System is used to govern the native territories through legitimizing certain tribe leaders, and making it a bit more stable for colonization. This in turn has also caused some violence between Fusang settlers, Tusi leaders, and other tribe leaders, so soldiers and militia must patrol the interior constantly.
Goals: Annex Meiguo, protect the route to the Gulf Coast, exert influence across the continent and maybe even back into the Sinosphere
History: Fusang's rise started with the Chinese states exploring into the territories now known as Fusang in 1540. Wu and Qi were the colonial master on that side of the ocean, watching over and guiding the rise of its fruitful colony. Everyone from the lowly peasant to the aristocratic family flocked to the mythical Fusang in search of many things, starting their own cities where there wasn't any, the first of these, being Shelu, the largest and most prominent of these cities, eventually becoming the administrative and economic heart of the region.

When Wu and Qi clashed against each other, militias fought all over the colonies in control for supremacy, with many aristocratic houses providing their own soldiers to appease their then-colonial masters. While colonial giants fought with their ships in China, Wu militias took the advantage and took chains of Qi cities thorough the war. By the end of 1592, Wu's Fusang now controlled all of Qi's former new-world colonies.

In the next hundred years, Fusang continued to develop under Wu. Safe for a century developing itself while it's master continued to fight relentless wars on the mainland. At home, the families that had raised armies and controlled businesses were now the masters of the realm. In response to curb some of this autonomous power in the name of Wu, governors taxed these houses heavily, restricted their business, all the while Wu siphoned the riches of Fusang to fight wars for a homeland so far from home. By the late 1700s, these families, both from the Wu and former Qi, banded together to form the Zhujinhui (朱槿會), or the Vermillion Hibiscus Society, a secret society that sought to remove Wu from their proposed country.

In 1787, in response, and inspired by the American Revolt, the Vermillion Hibiscus Society hatched their plan, employing their own Jiading (家丁), or Housemen, soldiers officially employed as household servants, they bloodlessly took over cities, armories, and forts from the Wu garrisons. Wu, unable to militarily retaliate without large amounts of losses and great chance of failure, opted to negotiate a peace with Fusang, which they gladly took.

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Tyranny by Majority

Postby Greater Redosia » Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:55 am

Generic Info
Nation Name: American Federation
Symbols: American Federation Flag Federalist Cockade National Anthem
Location: 104 (Number on Map)
Population: 2.16 Million
Capital City: Boston
Civilization Status: Civilized

Government Info
Government Type: Presidential Constitutional Authoritative Federal Republic
Brief Explanation of Government: The Government of the American Federation is much different from what was once the great experiment that was the United States of America. Although having a constitution as the former United States of America should've had, several changes have been made concerning certain subjects within the national politics. First, the house was completely removed in favor of a Unitary Senate which currently holds 60 senators. Federal Law also reigns absolute authority in all shape and form to all the lesser states, no matter the size or the situation, no special treatment or decentralized bickering.
Ideology: Federalism, Abolitionism, Republicanism, Split between Anglophilia and Anglophobia
Leader/s: President Harrison Gray Otis, Majority Representative Daniel Webster
Relations

United Kingdom - The American Federation's relations with the United Kingdom has always split their nation apart. They have existing trade and an unofficial defense agreement that protects the nation from her neighbors. They are also the destination of most of the Federation's exports and students who wish to learn in Europe.

British North America - despite being a colony of the British, the Federation holds good relations with the local Government as well. Trade regularly passes between the two nations and holds most of the British-Federation trade.

Columbian Republic - The American Federation and Columbian Republic have interesting relations, both agree that they don't wish to war against each other but find each other their polar opposites. The Government dislikes the form of Government that the Republic has and finds them their closest naval rival that must be stopped. But many hope one day that perhaps they can reunite and restore America as it should've been.

Commonwealth of America - Many don't see the Commonwealth of America as a threat, but do have existing trade for their cotton in exchange for industrial goods. But many within the Government, mostly holding to the Free Liberal Party who holds absolute abolitionist values find the state morally degenerative and could care less for how they exist.

Georgia - Many within the Government adamantly hate the nation of Georgia for their slave policy and how they treat them, which even includes the Union Party of America who wishes to reunite the USA. If there is a chance to strike a blow against them, many wish to do so even if they must disobey orders.

Population Info
Brief Description of your people: The American Federation is made of three different types of culture, the Boston Elite, the Vermonter and the Federation people. Firstly, the Boston Elite are what makes up most of the rich and influential people of the city of Boston, the capital of the American Federation. They also have the most control over Massachusetts (including Maine, it never broke apart from Massachusetts) and Rhode Island. With most of their customs relating to that of European Britain, to emulate their success and their upper class. Although not as proper and posh as those in England, they are seen as wealthy elites in the eyes of the people in the American Federation.

Second is the Vermonter. Vermont has been one of the strange parts of the American Federation ever since it broke apart from the United States. Vermont has always had a sense of loyalty to the cause of Republicanism and independence for their once former Republic. They vote mostly Union Party of America and are given a level of autonomy that no other state within the Federation has, which many find outside the ideals of the Federalists but seeing their usability as a needed nation to defend their western holdout, the rampant Republicanism and distrust of the Government has made them an interesting bunch.

The third and final is the average person of the Federation. They are split between the ideals of the Federalist Party, finding their rights secured when giving their representatives powers to make decisions while many are unsatisfied with their ability of independence and right to freedom like the old United States had. Whatever the case it may be, they are religious and fundamentally abolitionist unlike their fellow people in other American nations.
Religion: Congregationalist-Presbyterian Union Church of New England, Roman Catholicism and the Episcopal Church
Main/Accepted Culture(s): Massachusettsans, Vermonter, African American and American
Other Cultures: Native American, New Yorker, British

Military Info
Army:
Federation Standing Army - 7/10 - The Federation Standing Army is the main defending force that the Federation calls upon for their defense. Based of the New Hampshire Rogers' Rangers, they are heavily trained and usually taken up from hunters who shoot for a living. Given rifled guns that although are more expensive and take much longer to reload, they are marksman beyond comparison and as a right of passage into any of the Standing Companies, the one joining must go out and hunt animals for his own coat. Which will then be dyed green and properly fitted for the new joining member. Standing at a size of 20,000 men split into 20 regiments of 1,000 and then split into 4 companies of 250. Ironically, most of those who make up the Federation Standing Army are from Vermont (those part of also ironically named Green Mountain Boy Companies), New Hampshire, Connecticut and Northern Massachusetts (Maine). Many of them believing in less in the Federation and more of their home states.

Federation Militia - 2/10 - The Federation Militia is the main body of soldiers who are called upon to come and support the Federation in case of a hostile invasion. Given muskets from the Springfield Armory, they are given minimal training and are forced to buy their own uniforms, leaving the military mostly made up of those in their own clothes with military gear. Though not uniform in nature, they are not meant to go forth and wage war but to hold the lines at the forts and to protect the homes of the Federation. Many of these boys come from the cities, mostly Boston, Augusta, Providence and Hartford. They find their loyalty towards the Federation itself than their respective states. Though they are a massive reserve force, they are made up in three stages of mobilization. First wave is 50,000 soldiers in 20 regiments of 2,500 and 10 companies of 250 soldiers. Second wave is in case the Federation is losing and more men need to fill the lines, made up of 100,000 men in 40 regiments of 2,500 made up of 10 companies of 250. Finally, third wave mobilization when the very existence of the Federation is at stake. 150,000 more soldiers in 60 regiments of 2,500 of 10 companies of 250 soldiers. In total, the three mobilization phases combined would equal up to 300,000 soldier being brought forward with many needing to be trained and armed for second and third stage of mobilization. If the Federation were to reach phase 3 mobilization....it will not economically survive post war.

Navy:
Quality - 8/10 - The Federation Navy has always been the favored child and most appreciated branch in the entirety of the Federation. A long history of maritime tradition ranging from Augusta Massachusetts, Boston Massachusetts and Providence Rhode island. Strong naval yards that rival that of New York and once challenged the might of the British navy during the War of 1812. The Federation has always favored its navy or the power of the sea than its forces on land. With old ships being refitted such as the FSS Independence and the FSS Constitution undergoing repairs to once again rejoin the fleet, the Federation truly sees itself as a force to be reckoned with. With 30,000 personnel, which are mostly made up of sailors, Federal Dockyard workers and even 5,000 marines. They emulate what the nation wishes to have, to rule the waves.

1 Second Rate Ship of the Line "FSS Independence"
2 Fourth Rate Ships of the Line "FSS Hamilton and FSS Adam"
1 FSS Constitution (currently undergoing repairs)
9 Fifth Rate Frigates
22 Sloop-of-wars
17 Schooners

Other Info
Economic Strength: The Economic strength of the American Federation, can be all thanked upon the backs of the United Kingdom. Having been a close ally since the beginning of the Federation and controlling the great port city of Boston which is south of the United Kingdom's American colonies, it means a lot of European trade tends to run along from north to south where the American Federation usually gets the first picks of the goods. Along with getting great trade lanes of sending goods east. Usually obtaining natural goods from Canada and the Commonwealth of America to be made into finished goods sent eastward. In the end, the economic strength is seen as a solid 15/20
Development: The nation, with the support of a great central Government and small nation size, along with an untold amount of support from Britain has allowed many roads to be build, ports to be expanded. It was also thanks to close British support they managed to support the expansion of railways connecting major cities in the country, but so far plans are made for more expansion of a huge revitalization of road networks and transportation. But until then, it is seen as a great 17/20 for the nation's development
Public Order: This is where the divides of the Federation shows. Due to wishing to preserve the freedoms that were guaranteed by the revolution of 1776, they implemented a constitution which was stronger than the Articles of Confederation ever could be. Giving a powerful state Government with which ensured the freedoms of her citizens were protected, it however has left a divide in the Government on several grounds. First, were how much of this interpretation of the Constitution was to be made towards the Federal Government and her local state Governments. Leaving with Pro-Federal Federalists and Pro-State Federalists. This also doesn't excuse a growing nostalgia for the idea of what the United States was supposed to be, with the Union Party encouraging a sort of Pan-American ideology for the reunification of the east-coast. With the Free Liberal Party advocating for the complete abolition of slavery and the continued high tariffs and boycotting of goods from Georgia. In total, it's around 10/20 for public order.
Goals: Ensure the dominance of Federation Naval Supremacy in the Americas, achieve closer relations with Britain and ensure that the American Federation survives. [Secret 1] Become close enough to become a commonwealth state with the United Kingdom and return to the fold of what was meant to be [secret 2] Support the Pan-American ideology and restore the United States in some form or another.
History: (3 paragraphs minimum, describing major events in your nation's history. Make sure to check the roster history section)
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Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Military Lands of the Scottish People » Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:26 am

Generic Info
Nation Name: The Commonwealth of America
Symbols: The Blood Stained Jack
Location: 106
Population: 3.88 Million
Capital City: District of Columbia
Civilization Status: Civilized

Government Info
Government Type: Unicameral Constitutional Dictatorship
Brief Explanation of Government: The Commonwealth Senate is the legislative body responsible for checking the Lord Protectors power (albeit somewhat limitedly), making laws, preparing bills, and managing the budget. The Lord Protector can veto anything proposed by the Senate but the Senate can also impeach the Lord Protector if given permission by a plebiscite of land owning male citizens.
Ideology: Authoritarianism, (slight case of) Imperialism
Leader/s: Lord Protector Andrew Jackson (head of state and government), Deputy Protector Zachary Taylor (second to the Lord Protector), Speaker of the Senate George Washington Parke Custis (leader of the Senate, elected by the Senate)
Relations
Great Britain-
Following the War of 1812 and dissolution of the United States, Andrew Jackson and many of the aristocrats in Virginia knew that Britain was no longer the enemy, rather the fools who tore apart the Union. Andrew Jackson has rallied the Country against Columbia rather than Britain, saving the budding relationship. Currently the Government sends future officers to various colleges in Europe, predominantly in Great Britain. While the Commonwealth practices a form of semi isolationism, it has always been open to trade with the world's largest merchant, and considers them more of a friend rather than just an amicable neighbor. That being said, it does not mind telling them to mind their own business when it comes to the East Coast.

Fusang-
The relations with Fusang are a bit complicated. While racially the upper class feels that they are superior to them, the Government aims to maintain neutral and amicable terms given their size and influence. There are definitely war plans in Richmond regarding Fusang however, and it will not merely bend their knee to the Dragon of the Americas.

Georgia and South Carolina-
It maintains cordial relations with the two and helps support the cotton industry when possible. It views Georgia, however, as more of a little brother than mutual business partner, and is not afraid to punish it if it does wrong. Many believe it should be incorporated into it the Commonwealth. South Carolina must be maintained for the Commonwealth not to act on their beliefs.

Columbia-
Tensions have cooled considerably considering what they were a decade ago. That being said, the Commonwealth actively seeks to restrict trade with the North and will not hesitate to put them in their place if the need arises. The War Hawks in the government call for blood, but they are for now a token minority.

New England-
There is not much to say. While there definitely was hostility once before, now the relationship is purely business. Neither side likes each other but nor do they hate each other. As long as the goods keep trading, the relationship between the two could potentially grow into something else.



Population Info
Brief Description of your people: The Commonwealth is a very diverse country. From European immigrants, to the plantation owners, the Natives in their reservations, the large minority of slaves, and the ever growing freeman population, the Country has many interests to keep in mind when at work. Luckily, hostility to the natives has cooled down due to Andrew Jacksons "New Peace" deal made with the tribes. A blood tax in exchange for their land and survival. With good press, many in the cities consider them more of allies than enemies so trade helps the tribes survive and evolve into functioning members of Commonwealth society.
Religion: Majority Protestant denominations, while Catholicism is still very present in Maryland. Animism and various other tribal beliefs are a very small minority in the Slave population and even the Native population
Main/Accepted Culture(s): English, American, Scottish, German, Irish, Native American
Other Cultures: African, Fusangese(?), Freemen

Military Info
Army:
15,000 Infantry
3,500 Riflemen
4,000 Skirmishers
4,000 Dragoons/light cav
2,000 Engineers
65 Artillery Guns
28,500 men in total
Quality: 8
Description: The Army of Northern Virginia is one of two federally mandated Armies. It is one of the, if not the, best units on the East Coast. Hardened by the teachings of the Veterans such as Jackson and Taylor, their Cavalry and Riflemen equipped with breachloading Rifles (M1819 Hall Rifle), and modern training doctrines make it always active and ready to defend. Slaves/freemen/natives barred currently from serving in it.


12,000 Infantry
2,500 Riflemen
6,000 Skirmishers
2,000 Light Cavalry
2,000 Engineers
1,000 Cherokee Scouts (skirmishers)
50 Artillery Guns
25,500 Men in total
Quality: 5
Description: An army that mastered the Chattanooga River Valley during the dissolution of the Union. It has grown stagnant but still serves its purpose of protecting the southern Border. It recruits a regiment of Cherokee Scouts but recruits no blacks.


3,000 Infantry
1,000 Riflemen
4,000 Light Cavalry
1,000 Dragoons
4,000 Skirmishers
40 Artillery Guns
13,000 Men in total

Quality: 6
Description: The native tribes currently submit enough men to form a Army Corp in exchange for their land and self governance. This unit is relatively average, but focuses greatly on mobility.


15,000 Infantry
25,000 Skirmishers
5,000 Riflemen
10,000 Light Cavalry/Dragoons
30 Artillery Guns
55,000 Men in total

Quality: 3
Description: The militias sole strength are their numbers and local geographic knowledge. Only a quarter of the troops are registered on the Commonwealth State Militia Registry, meaning only a quarter could effectively be used in offensive operations. The Militias cannot be used in one central area either as there is no chain of command par the local Commanders and their officers. By law, militias answer only to their respective state governments, and therefore can be held back or used elsewhere. In all, the force is a last ditch defense in case the army fails to launch an offensive or hold the line, as most are located in Virginia and Kentucky. Militias act as a reserve force and therefore require several months to be effectively mobilized, and will always have low supply as they are required to arm and feed themselves. State governments provide money during times of war to these groups to do so, mostly to pay their men and purchase most necessities, but it still doesn't solve the logistical issues present in the Militias. Artillery Guns belong to the State Government that are loaned to registered militias that pay for them.


5,000 Infantry
30,000 Skirmishers
10,000 Riflemen
10,000 Light Cavalry/Dragoons
55,000 Men in total

Quality: 2
Description: The Southern Militias are almost entirely registered to the Commonwealth State Militia Registry, mostly due to Tennessee State Government efforts in collaboration with local Virginian counties. However, it is clear the force cannot be used in an offensive manner, and are entirely defensive. This is due to the inherent ideology present in the South and the inability to properly take advantage of the registration of militias. Army command finds them near useless in any tactical capacity outside of specific situations and many in the Tennessee State Senate find them as leeches to the treasury. Regardless, Jackson's influence has always kept the militias from being disbanded, as he believes there is immense value in case any aggressor comes to Tennessee. His beliefs have yet to be confirmed however. A lot of fat needs to be cut before the Southern Militias can be an effective defense force. These forces are reserve forces and are only paid during times of war. It takes several months to effectively mobilize them.


Note: The Commonwealth State Militia Registry was formed in 1822 by Jackson as a means to try and increase mobilization times. It has found itself in a peculiar position. Lack of funding and care has led to inability to register many militia groups, and even then there have been multiple inquiries to see if it is capable of raising registered militias in time. As of now, the answer is unclear and there is barely foundations set for the department.

Navy:

1 Third Rate Frigate
4 Fourth Rate Frigates
3 Fifth Rate Frigates
15 Brigs
15 Schooners
34 Gunboats (small civilian sailing ships equipped with 4-6 Guns)
1,500 Marines

Quality: 3
Description: The Fleet of the Potomac is situated in Norfolk. Jacksons focus on the Army has completely sidelined the Navy and it barely scrapes by with the ships it has. It has the chance to grow, and still maintains the bitter, fighting spirit it had when it participated in the Barbary Wars. It survives off State funding. It is possible it may grow once Jackson is gone, but for now most federal military spending goes to the army.


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Economic Strength:

Economic Strength: 13/20
Description: The Commonwealth maintains its great, diverse economy. Being a center for coal mining in the region, access to the natural resources in the Appalachians, and the dominant agriculture sector, it keeps itself afloat as a major trading partner to all who seek their many goods.

Development:

Development: 7/20
Description: The economy is mostly dominated by the plantation owners of the country, who own a vast amount of land and people dedicated to growing their selected crop. The Brown Gold as its called has turned more into a tumor when it comes to industrialization and development.

There is hope, as Andrew Jackson has spent the better part of the last decade ruthlessly chasing out the farming barons that dominate the Government, and has begun many reforms to keep up with the North. His future successor has helped implement said plans in Western Virginia and Tennessee, tapping into resources like Coal, Limestone, Marble, Timber, etc. The issue is the lack of infrastructure to these areas, creating bottlenecks where many shipments are stopped and set up in warehouses until they are able to be shipped further.

Public Order:

Stability: 16/20
Description: Jackson has been a cultural hero for the country ever since he took on the role of its Lord Protector. The Creation of the Freemens Association has allowed some privileged slaves to earn freedom, though it's more of a dream to most. Jackson meticulously destroyed Native American independence and secured much land for White settlers, but has not completely screwed them over. He has successfully secured most of the tribal leaders support and has an agency located in Maryland to protect their rights as long as they pay their tribute. He has allowed the agency to create a somewhat equal legal groundwork for them, as all cases regarding tribals must be fought in Maryland rather than the local judicial courts.

Goals: Secure either the South for the Commonwealth, Industrialize, overcome the plantation owner upper-class, end slavery, lower the black population down by paying them to move to Latin America/Africa

History:

1812- The United States attacks British Canada. The War 1812 begins.

1813- Following crushing defeats, the faults in the Articles of Confederation begin to show. Andrew Jackson, following his brave service in a Virginian Deployment to Florida and in the Creek Wars, is made the Commander of the Virginian State Militia. Being tasked with operations in Delaware and the North, he becomes a War Hero within the year.

1814- Washington City is destroyed and Maryland is put under pressure. Federalists begin to seize power in Virginia and begin putting pressure to peace out, despite the Great Lakes being occupied and New England under threat. Jackson moves his army to stop further British Incursions.

1815- Jackson is able to win several strategic victories on the Coast, and prevents Norfolk from being occupied. Despite this, the war is all but lost everywhere else and Jackson knew he could not press Virginia further. A hero in the eyes of the people of Virginia and Maryland, he uses his support to press the State Governments to begin defensive positions throughout their respective borders. With the Central Government ceding the Great Lakes and with New England under occupation. Jackson marches on DC and arrests James Madison as well as most of the Government. State Representatives are released however. During this, he gains the support of governor Thomas Jefferson of Virginia (not that he supported what Jackson did, rather he was left with little to no other option). After a week preparation and attempting to win over the support of Levin Winder (Governor of Maryland), he succeeded in forming a "temporary State Union between the States of Maryland and Virginia, to further protect their respective peoples from the sodomy of the British Army and the treachorous, leeches in Washington and Philadelphia". This sparked a crisis that led to War between Virginia-Maryland and Pennsylvania.

1816- Election in the General Assemblies in Virginia and Maryland places Thomas Jefferson as their respective President and Andrew Jackson as his Commander in Chief. Pennsylvania gains the support of New York, New Jersey, and Delaware. Marching on Annapolis, Jackson uses his battle hardened Army to repel the incursion. Zachary Taylor's Army of Kentucky forces the State Government (with popular support) to side with Jackson. This gives breathing room to the fledgling Union. The objectives were unclear, the goal generally being to restore order to the Country, centralize control, and prepare to retake the Great Lakes. Jefferson began to recede from his role as President due to his age and inability to talk out the war, giving more and more power to Jackson. By June, Jackson declared himself Lord Protector of the American Union following the successful occupation and integration of Delaware. Due to the immense popular support he had, the state assemblies could do little to stop it otherwise they would face political suicide. Jackson was seen at first as a revolutionary, and perhaps a similar threat as Napoleon. The Potomac Crisis began, where the British Navy blockaded the East Coast and threatened invasion. Jackson carefully negotiated peace with the British in secrecy, allowing the fleet to be interred in Bermuda as a sign of good will. Publicly it was to be believed that the Navy was there merely to discuss peace. Jackson knew he was running out of time, and with Taylors support, secured Tennessee and North Carolina. Taylor would repel a Georgian invasion into South Carolina, and a peace treaty was signed in Savannah which recognized the independence of a neutral South Carolinian state and compensation for Georgian lives lost. Jackson remained hopeful of success in Pennsylvania, as he began moving Taylors army from the South to the North. However, a massive slave revolt broke out in Southern Virginia, and his Army was running dangerously low on supplies while the Pennsylvanian Army grew ever larger. Manipulating the fear of the large Slave Owning class, he got the Governments support to seek peace with Pennsylvania. Using Britain as a mediator, it involved parties from the newly formed Commonwealth of America, Georgia, South Carolina, New England, and the newly formed Union between Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. A parallel line is mapped out, which land markers would be set up by the British, would divide the North from the South. Georgia and South Carolina were guaranteed to be kept from annexation from any power, and recognized Georgian claims on Florida. It also recognized British Claims over the Great Lakes and recognized the independence of New England, which deprived Pennsylvania of the support it needed during the war. The Treaty of Bermuda is signed, and peace is achieved. Jackson returns to Richmond with his General Staff as a hero.

1817- As winter turns to spring, more and more American shipping is targeted by North African Pirates. Commodore James Barron is elected as the Admiral of the Fleet with Jesse Elliot promoted by him to Commodore. French Forrest was also made a Captain. With an experienced Officer Staff, and a decently sized modern fleet, it made preparations for Africa. A discussion between diplomats of New England and the Commonwealth opened the opportunity to work together. The two nations fleets set sail, and once arrived made quick work of the remaining Babary Pirates, earning international legitimacy for the two. A Moroccan-American Treaty of friendship is rewritten for the Commonwealth and signed by Jackson and Sultan Slimane of Morocco.

1818 through 1823- Andrew Jackson finalizes changes to the government, limiting state rights and forming a one house legislative body known as the Senate of the Commonwealth of America. He begins the process of isolating and impeaching many elected members by turning the Senate against them. Known as Ten Month Troubles, most removed were rich landowners who were abusing their power to better their position. Some were stripped of their land, most were ordered to pay fines and either impeached by the Senate and the Lord Protector, or lost the next election. In 1820 Jackson began new elections and restricted voting to male landowners above the age of 20. Exceptions are made for men in the Army and Navy as well as those in the Government. The strict rules limited the voting population greatly, and gave some power to the weakened plantation owning class. Terms were for 5 years with a limit of 4 terms. In 1822, following massive petitions and protests from Maryland and Delaware, another exception was added to include non land owning men 25 years of age or older. It also saw the rekindling of relations between the Commonwealth and Britain. A deal was made to permit Commonwealth mrn to attend British Military Colleges. By 1823 most of his reforms to the government were finished.

1824 through 1831- Jackson began land reforms and developments throughout the Commonwealth to tap its natural resources. During this time armed conflict broke out with the Powhattan and Cherokee tribe, which was quickly mediated before it spread further. Jackson could not afford to spark an international crisis with Georgia, Fusang, or Britain by forcing natives out of the country, so instead he began several policies to incorporate the tribes into the Country. The Indian Reform Acts of 1826 and 1827 secured equal rights for the Natives and granted them reservations in Western Virginia, Kentucky, and Western Tennessee. Accommodation was made during the trip Westward by the newly formed Indian Services Agency. The natives were required to disarm and submit tribute via blood tax to the Government in order to avoid being taxed further. By the late 1820s, the Agency helped civilize parts of the tribes but lacked funding to help further. The Blood Stained Jack was adopted by the government in 1826, ditching the use of the state flags. By 1830 massive strides in development in coal mining was greatly hampered by huge bottlenecks in shipping. The economy took a big hit as a massive fire broke out in a coal warehouse in Norfolk which was waiting to be shipped. 100,000 tons of coal was estimated to be burnt down, the shipyard was greatly damaged, and 2/3rds of the city were either destroyed or greatly damaged when the fire spread. 24 ships were also burnt down or disabled by the fire. Near three million dollars was paid out to those who lost their property and for renovations. The hit really hampered coal production that year as 10% of that years production was burned during the fire.
1832 through 1836- Andrew Jackson personally oversaw the implementation of the M1819 Hall Rifle, personally impressed by it. He has prepared an additional order of 20,000 to arm the rest of the Army of Northern Virginia, creating many more jobs in Harpers Ferry. In 1834 the Norfolk Shipyard was repaired and expanded upon. A railway connecting Annapolis to Richmond, Richmond to Norfolk, Norfolk to Elizabeth City, and Elizabeth City to Raleigh was finished after 6 years of construction.
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Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Union Princes » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:34 am

Generic Info
Nation Name: East Indian Company of Bengal
Symbols: Flag,Coat of Arms
Motto: Auspicio Regis et Senatus Angliae "By command of the King and Parliament of England"
Location: 1.a
Population: 40 million
Capital City: Calcutta
Civilization Status: Civilized

Government Info
Government Type: Company Raj
Brief Explanation of Government: Company Raj was the rule of the British East India Company over parts of Eastern India. This gave the EIC the right to collect revenue as well as the ability to form its own judiciary and armed forces. The EIC was originally a private company owned by shareholders and reporting to a board of directors in London before transitioning into a dominion.
Ideology: (Refer to this) Colonialism, Civilizing Mission, Expansionism, Corporatocracy
Leader/s: Head of Government Governor-General Lord Auckland
Relations A Dominion under Great Britain; King William IV is Bengali’s head of state.
A major trade destination between Europe and East Asia.
Friendly with Maratha Confederation
The Chinese states maintain communications with Great Britain through the Port of Calcutta
Population Info
Brief Description of your people: Despite the numerous famines caused by mismanagement by the EIC, the Bengalis are comparative well better off than the rest of the subcontinent as the region is responsible in aiding the industrial revolution in Britain.
Religion: 70% Hindu, 27% Islamic, 3% Protestant
Main/Accepted Culture(s): English, Scottish, and Irish
Other Cultures: Bengalis
Military Info
Army: (8/10) 150,000 Sepoys and Sowars, 2,000 British mercenaries
The EIC recruits sepoys from local communities with the emphasis on tall and soldierly recruits which was broadly defined as “of a proper caste and of sufficient size.” Combined with regularly paid salaries, community battalions, and a centralized logistic system, the EIC army developed a sense of shared honor and ethos amongst the well-drilled and disciplined Bengali soldiery who formed the key to the success of European feats of arms in India
Navy: (6/10) 6,000 sailors and 100 East Indiamen and frigates
The EIC has its own navy called the Bombay Marine, comprised of brigs, East Indiamen, and warships no larger than a frigate. More often than not, these ships would accompany the British expeditions into East Asia and Oceania. Of course, transportation is the most common role of the Bombay Marine when working in conjunction with the Royal Navy.

Other Info
Economic Strength: (14/20) The British EIC inherited the biggest revenue earnings from the Mughal Empire. It’s proto-industrial economy directly contributed to the Industrialization in Great Britain. The region is a major exporter of silk, cotton, saltpeter, and agricultural goods such as rice, sugarcane, and vegetables. The first colonial banks of Britain are also found in Bengal while the Port of Calcutta is one of the busiest ports in the entire world that links the British Empire to the rest of the world. However, de-industrialization has taken a toll in Bengal as the Uk concentrated all its wealth in London.
Development: (11/20) Given its immense wealth, the British EIC invested in rebuilding the Great Trunk Road into a paved highway, going as far as founding a college to train local engineers, surveyors, and overseers. Elsewhere, there war investments in urbanization, education, and minor road infrastructure.
Public Order: (14/20) Despite the recent famine, the stable economy has managed to cool down the resentment while the sepoys remained loyal to the EIC. However, there remains religious and ethnic tension between the Bengalis and the British colonials.
Goals: Unite the Indian subcontinent for Great Britain, inspire the loyalty of the Indian peoples to the British crown, Christianize the subcontinent.
History: In 1757, Mir Jafar, the commander in chief of the army of the Nawab of Bengal, along with Jagat Seth, and some others, secretly connived with the British, asking support to overthrow the Nawab in return for trade grants. The British forces, whose sole duty until then was guarding Company property, were numerically inferior to the Bengali armed forces. At the Battle of Plassey on 23 June 1757, fought between the British under the command of Robert Clive and the Nawab, Mir Jafar's forces betrayed the Nawab and helped defeat him. Jafar was installed on the throne as a British subservient ruler. The battle transformed the British perspective as they realized their strength and potential to conquer smaller Indian kingdoms and marked the beginning of the imperial or colonial era in South Asia.

Except it never happened as the rising Chinese states in East Asia threatened intervention on the Indian Subcontinent if the British Empire expanded too quickly into the Marathas and Mughal empires. Thus, the UK had to be content holding onto Bengal as their major South Asian colony. Fortunately for them, the EIC made short work setting up an extensive trade network through Calcutta that connected East Asian Markets to European cities. Chinese tea transported to British ports while the British manufactured goods entered Chinese harbors.

To further consolidate British rule over Bengal, the EIC endeavored to centralize company rule over the region to continue producing high revenue and maintaining English power on the Subcontinent. But that opened up internal factions within the Board of Directors as the future of Bengali remains open. The Orientalists argued for a more flexible approach towards securing India by seeking alliances and supporting puppet princedoms while maintaining British control over Bengal. The Anglicists preferred a more centralized rule over India, rather than allies and puppets, the princedoms would be integrated directly into a single governing body, a dominion, that would answer to the British crown.
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Greater Liverpool » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:42 am

hmmmmmm tag please

I might play as the Shu or a British colony. But do not know yet
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Postby Atrilan » Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:50 pm

Greater Liverpool wrote:hmmmmmm tag please

I might play as the Shu or a British colony. But do not know yet

alliance to kick the british out of india come on bro come on
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Leader - Antrinoxa Program
Capital - Avlose
Population - 73,892,891
Currency - Credit (₡)
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2024: The Long Peace - People's Republic of China

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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby The Palmetto » Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:19 pm

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Nation Name: Kingdom of Prussia
Symbols: The Prussian Eagle, the Prussian flag
Location: 10
Population: 14,250,000
Capital City: Berlin
Civilization Status: Great Power

Government Info
Government Type: Absolute monarchy
Brief Explanation of Government: As of the moment, Prussia is your standard absolute monarchy, albeit, with a heavy focus on the military
Ideology: Reactionary conservatism, monarchism, German nationalism
Leader/s: King Frederick William III of Prussia
Relations Prussia maintains military alliances with Russia and Austria under the Holy Alliance, working together to protect absolutism in Europe. There are some tensions with Austria, however, over the fate of the German states. Ties with France are hostile, though Prussia would like to avoid war, and ties with Britain are mostly limited to working against France.

Population Info
Brief Description of your people: (optional fluff text)
Religion: Protestantism (primarily Lutheran & Reformed)
Main/Accepted Culture(s): German
Other Cultures: Polish/Kashubian, Lithuanian, and Jewish
Military Info
Army: The Prussian army is split into multiple branches, with there being two major groups. The largest and most important is Prussia’s standing army, of about 156,000 men, with involved people who received formal training and served for three years. On the other hand, the Landwehr served as Prussia’s less trained, poorly equipped militiamen, numbering about 163,000 people total. Though its military strength is often overexaggerated, and it struggles with attrition warfare, Prussia still boasts one of the most well-trained armies in Europe, boasting the newest and most advanced equipment available. A solid 9/10.
Navy: Nothing significant, we’re an army with a state, not a navy with a state. 1/10, almost non-existent.

Other Info
Economic Strength: As far as Europe goes, Prussia has a relatively strong economy, not being in debt or significantly lacking behind its neighbors. The Rhineland has massive quantities of iron and coal, and the river itself is commonly used for economic transport within Germany. However, Prussia is only recently industrializing, and is currently behind Britain and Belgium, with most of the economy still being agricultural in nature. Overall, Prussia is above average, but has a long way to go before it becomes an industrial power. 14/20
Development: About 16/20. Prussia is still mostly rural and agrarian, with most people being farmers or soldiers. However, Prussia is seeing a rapid increase in urbanization and migration to cities, and city infrastructure is rapidly expanding. Prussia does not have a vast railway system yet, but it's in the works, and still more developed than most of Europe. Overall, not advanced yet, but still above most of Europe.
Public Order: As of the moment, around 15/20. The government's attempts at creating a militarized, conservative society haven't failed, and most of the populace identifies as German. The people mostly either believe in the government or believe they'll be beaten if they don't, so as of 1836, significant internal opposition is rare. The Poles of Posnan have kept quiet, not by choice, of course. As of 1836, things are going well for Prussia, but liberal agitation and German nationalism are seeing a growth of support. Hopefully nothing happens in 1848 to make things flare up.
Goals: Unify Germany without Austria, prevent French influence from spreading into Germany, and protect the balance of power.
History: Prussia originated as a duchy controlled by Poland, being connected by dynastic union to Brandenburg. Though a series of military alliances and wars, Brandenburg-Prussia managed to assert Prussia's independence from Poland and become fully independent, with it later being just named Prussia. Prussia not only asserted its independence but its status as a rising power, forming one of the most well-trained armies in Europe under Frederick II and taking Silesia from Austria by force. After several wars with its neighbors, Prussia managed to consolidate its newfound territories, and helped Austria and Russia partition Poland entirely.

The Napoleonic Wars started off very poorly for Prussia, with them siding with Britain against France with little success. France demolished their army, taking large chunks of Germany and killing the HRE, while leaving Prussia out of the new Confederation of the Rhine. However, the Congress of Vienna made their failure worth it. Prussia gained control over the industrial Rhineland, and found itself in a unique position to unify Germany in the German Confederation. Though Austria and France stand in its way, Prussia may be able to unify Germany and become continental Europe's greatest power if it plays its cards right.

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A pretty lazy app, especially for history, but I'm kind of burnt out from schoolwork. also im not a prussiaboo and i actually want to do liberal germany just because its rare to see
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Corporate Bordello

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Generic Info
Nation Name: Russian Empire
Symbols: Flag COA Anthem
Location: 48
Population: 59,000,000
Capital City: Saint Petersburg
Civilization Status: Great Power

Government Info
Government Type: Tsarist Autocracy (absolute monarchy)
Brief Explanation of Government: Almost all power in Russia is vested in the Tsar, who is seen as a near father figure to the people. The rights of state power all rest upon his Imperial Majesty, with him serving as a form of father figure to all of the people of the Empire who are his “children” according to state Orthodox text. The autocrat further entrusts power to persons and institutions, acting in his name, by his orders, and within the limits laid down for them by law.
Ideology: Conservative Slavophilia. A relatively new movement that gained its feet after the failed Decembrist revolt in 1825. Slavophiles reject the influences of Western Europe in Russia and wish for Russia to exist solely on its own original principles of its early history as the Grand Principality of Muscovy.
Leader/s: His majesty Nicholas Pavlovich of House Romanov, Emperor of all Russias
Relations Close to near total influence over three Central Asian kingdoms, trade relations with Persia, very hostile with Ottomans, good relations with Austria and Prussia from the “Holy Alliance” from the post-Napoleon era. Mixed relations with Western Europe, but particularly cold towards France as the memories of 1812 still linger.

Population Info
Brief Description of your people: Ethnic Russians were formed from East Slavic tribes and their cultural ancestry is based in Russkiy Kaganate and Kievan Rus'. The Russian word for ethnic Russians is derived from the people of Rus' and the territory of Rus'. The Russians share many historical and cultural traits with other European peoples, and especially with other East Slavic ethnic groups, specifically Belarusians and Ukrainians.
Religion: 71% Russian Orthodox Church (Main religion)
11% Islam
9% Catholic
4% Jewish
2% Lutheran
3% Other
Main/Accepted Culture(s): Russian
Other Cultures: Kazakh, Ukrainian, Polish, European Jewish, Finnish, Turks, Uzbeks, Latvians, Lithuanians, Estonians

Military Info
Army: 5/10. Numbering at a staggering 950,000 strong, the Imperial Russian Army is the largest current standing land force on planet Earth. However, his Imperial Majesty’s men in uniform are not quite up to par with their European counterparts, lacking the same level of organization or training as them. Russian enlisted men suffer from poor morale as Officers slip their pay into their pockets. Most officers are taken directly from the aristocracy, and are always members of the Russian Orthodox Church. Russia’s main hope on the field of battle is to simply drown out the enemy with numbers as well as try to use Russia’s vast open terrain to starve them out.
Navy: 3/10. For any positives the Imperial Army has, the Navy completely lacks them. Numbering at 85,000 sailors, the Imperial Russian Navy is an absolute joke compared to any of it’s European counterparts. Due to current poor technological and economic development, the navy is currently in a state of major decline. In general, it is in Russia’s interest to avoid European war after the horrors of Napoleon’s invasion still alive in the minds of many Russians.

Other Info
Economic Strength: 9/20, while Russia certainly has a strong agricultural field, especially in Europe's breadbasket of the Ukraine, it is certainly lacking in industry. It is unquestionably behind it's European counterparts. Russia is heavily dependent on trade with the west, with little to give in return. It has the benefit of having low-bearing steppes which are useful for traders looking to make a cross-Eurasian trip but has to compete with the Ottomans for control of Black Sea trade. It is for this reason that Russia has a strong interest in Persia, as not only does Persia link the Turks with India and China but also could give Russia a connection to the Persian Gulf, which would be a major gain for a country with few warm water ports. The Russian lower class is also plagued by the system of serfdom, which keeps them in a system of near slavery while the aristocracy thrive and grow richer.
Development: 8/20. In certain areas of Russia, you would doubt you are within the borders of a Great Power. A heavily agrarian and backwards society, Russia has fallen heavily behind it's counterparts to the West. With the exceptions of the major cities like Saint Petersburg and Moscow, which are ornate, the average town is a very undeveloped place. Part of this is owing to serfdom which has kept the average Russian in poverty for near centuries now. However, considering the control of Slavophiles in government this is unlikely to change.
Public Order: 6/20. Not good. The average Russian is pretty disgruntled as a result of perpetual serfdom and absolute rule. The Tsar has to carefully balance between 50 million angry peasants who could rise against him and the aristocracy who could rise against him. Not to mention the amount of different ethnicities living throughout the Empire who could easily get uppity at the first possible hints of "independence". Safe to say, Russia is not a stable place.
Goals: Expand Influence southwards, especially over Central Asia and Persia, avoid any large scale European wars, keep China divided, and increase trade with the New World.
History: The Russian Empire officially began with Tsar Peter I the Great of Russia, also known as Pyotyr Alekseevich. Peter's first military efforts were directed against the Ottoman Turks. His attention then turned to the North. Peter still lacked a secure northern seaport, except at Archangel on the White Sea, where the harbor was frozen for nine months a year. Access to the Baltic Sea was blocked by Sweden, whose territory enclosed it on three sides. Peter's ambitions for a "window to the sea" led him to make a secret alliance in 1699 with Saxony, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, and Denmark against Sweden; they conducted the Great Northern War. The war ended in 1721 when an exhausted Sweden asked for peace with Russia.

As a result, Peter acquired four provinces situated south and east of the Gulf of Finland, securing access to the sea. There he built Russia's new capital, Saint Petersburg, on the Neva River, to replace Moscow, which had long been Russia's cultural center. This relocation expressed his intent to adopt European elements in his empire. Many of the government and other major buildings were designed with Italianate influence. In 1722, he turned his aspirations as first Russian monarch toward increasing Russian influence in the Caucasus and the Caspian Sea at the expense of the weakened Safavid Persians. He made Astrakhan the centre of military efforts against Persia, and waged the first full-scale war against them in 1722–23.

Peter reorganized his government based on the latest political models of the time, moulding Russia into an absolutist state. He replaced the old boyar Duma (council of nobles) with a nine-member Senate, in effect a supreme council of state. The countryside was divided into new provinces and districts. Peter told the Senate that its mission was to collect taxes, and tax revenues tripled over the course of his reign. Meanwhile, all vestiges of local self-government were removed. Peter continued and intensified his predecessors' requirement of state service for all nobles.

As part of the government reform, the Orthodox Church was partially incorporated into the country's administrative structure, in effect making it a tool of the state. Peter abolished the patriarchate and replaced it with a collective body, the Holy Synod, led by a government official.

Peter died in 1725, leaving an unsettled succession. After a short reign of his widow Catherine I, the crown passed to empress Anna. She slowed down the reforms and led a successful war against the Ottoman Empire. This resulted in a significant weakening of the Crimean Khanate, an Ottoman vassal and long-term Russian adversary.

The discontent over the dominant positions of Baltic Germans in Russian politics resulted in Peter I's daughter Elizabeth being put on the Russian throne. Elizabeth supported the arts, architecture and the sciences (for example with the foundation of the Moscow University). But she did not carry out significant structural reforms. Her reign, which lasted nearly 20 years, is also known for her involvement in the Seven Years' War. It was successful for Russia militarily, but fruitless politically

Catherine the Great was a German princess who married Peter III, the German heir to the Russian crown. After the death of Empress Elizabeth, she came to power when she conducted a coup d'état against her unpopular husband. She contributed to the resurgence of the Russian nobility that began after the death of Peter the Great. State service was abolished, and Catherine delighted the nobles further by turning over to them most state functions in the provinces. She also removed the tax on beards, instituted by Peter the Great. Catherine helped strengthen Russia's position in the world as a Great Power, but not all was well.

In 1812 French Emperor Napoleon, following a dispute with Tsar Alexander I, launched an invasion of Russia. It was catastrophic for France, as his army was decimated through the winter. Although Napoleon's Grande Armée reached Moscow, the Russians' scorched earth strategy prevented the invaders from living off the country. In the harsh and bitter Russian winter, thousands of French troops were ambushed and killed by peasant guerrilla fighters. The horrors of Napoleon's invasion still live strong in the minds of many Russians. Alexander became known as the "saviour of Europe" due to his role in assisting in the defeat of the rogue Frenchman. He presided over the redrawing of the map of Europe at the Congress of Vienna (1815), which ultimately made Alexander the monarch of Congress Poland.

The liberal tsar was replaced by his younger brother, Nicholas I (1825–present), who at the beginning of his reign was confronted with an uprising. The background of this revolt lay in the Napoleonic Wars, when a number of well-educated Russian officers travelled in Europe in the course of military campaigns, where their exposure to the liberalism of Western Europe encouraged them to seek change on their return to autocratic Russia. The result was the Decembrist revolt (December 1825), the work of a small circle of liberal nobles and army officers who wanted to install Nicholas' brother as a constitutional monarch. But the revolt was easily crushed, leading Nicholas to turn away from the modernization program begun by Peter the Great and champion the doctrine of Orthodoxy, Autocracy, and Nationality.

The retaliation for the revolt made "December Fourteenth" a day to be remembered by any would be revolutionary movements. In order to repress further revolts, censorship was intensified, including the constant surveillance of schools and universities. Textbooks were strictly regulated by the government. Police spies were planted everywhere. Would-be revolutionaries were sent off to Siberia – under Nicholas I hundreds of thousands have been sent to katorga there.

Nicholas now rules over Russia in a Conservative, pro-Slavophile manner. His main goals are oriented around keeping peace at home while also curtailing the power of the Turks to the South. With few warm water ports, Nicholas seeks to enter discussion with Persia to create possible trade through the Persian gulf. Above all else, Nicholas wishes to avoid another Western Invasion like the one of 1812. Nicholas Pavlovich was a teen during the invasion, and he absolutely does not to experience the horror and destruction of war on his homeland like that again.
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Postby Union Princes » Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:53 pm

I didn't think Prussia and Russia would start off as allies. I thought it was something temporary during the Coalition Wars
There is no such thing as peace, only truce between wars

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