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  1. jc558 Welch

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  2. jc558 Welch

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    STEP THREE: create your civilization and background

    Name of Civilization: Kingdom of Contesta, home of the Contestani people for several hundred years.


    Culture:
    The Contestani are primarily sailors and traders, and maintain seaborne links with much of the Mediterranean World. This has had a corresponding effect on the culture of the land, which was traditionally Iberian, but is now showing signs of eastern influences. Religion is a mix of Iberian paganism and beliefs encountered on travels to the east by merchants, some of which have become influential among the elite of the country. The people are governed by the Consejo de Hidalgos (Council of Nobles), which is headed by the King. He is a descendant of the marriage between the son of the Contestani king and the daughter of the Cerestani king, and succession is by male primogeniture. Describe socio-cultural background of your peeps. Then think back to the traits you picked. Try to justify them some how. For example, 'Sons of Mars' could be justified by having an Agoge system or suchlike. Economic, religious and government background goes here too.


    [images optional]


    BONUS POINT if well written, detailed and somewhat logical(or hilarious).





    Recent History:
    The Contestani were once a typical Iberian tribe, exerting influence only locally in the area around them. For a time they engaged in occasional warfare with the Cerestani to the north, but when the Bastetani to the southeast began to expand, the two peoples united to fight back. Although the Contestani were more populous than their Cerestani allies, the centre of power shifted north to Ceres, the Cerestani capital, in response to Bastetani successes . Contesta lost significant inland territories to the attackers, but they were finally held at the Siege of Setabi. The border has remained fairly static since then, as the Contestani focused on naval expansion. The Balearic Isles were captured within a decade of this new era, and small gains were also made across the Pyrenees, where some tribes were obliged to recognise Contestani authority. Describe how your civilization grew to be a player and what you’ve done since then (wars, colonization, internal development, etc). Try to justify your traits here as well. If you are a Conquering Empire outline your campaigns of conquest, that sort of thing. You can reference various other nations even if they don’t exist anymore however it would be cool if you can manage to integrate your history a bit with the other players.


    BONUS POINT if well written, detailed and somewhat logical(or hilarious).


    BONUS POINT if you collaborate with another player(s) to establish interesting, meaningful and somewhat realistic shared historical events (war, first contact, etc) well integrated into your history.




    STEP FOUR: Establish current cities. Colonies are all under your control, for now.


    Cities:


    Here you will list all your starting cities.
    REGIONAL HEGEMON= 1 Major City. 5 Colonies



    Major Cities: Ceres - Contesta - Iberian
    A beautiful city architecturally, but also a trade hub of the western Mediterranean. Vessels from across the known world bring foreign goods to its large harbour, which is also home to a large part of the Contestani Navy.


    Colonies: Setabi is the fortified southern outpost of Contesta, situated on the River Albaida a few miles from the coast. It was once a vulnerable target for raiders from the wilder regions of southern Iberia, but the famous engineer, Tolmo the Defender, oversaw the construction of a strong system of walls and ditches to protect the town. A string of small wooden forts can also be found on the hills overlooking Setabi, and these act as the frontier of Contestani control.

    The Balearic Isles are ruled by Contesta, and the largest city is Mago on Menorca. The native people resisted fiercely when the Contestanis attempted to settle the islands, but their primitive way of life meant that they soon became willing to live alongside the newcomers and benefit from the advances they brought. The Balears are renowned fighters, surprisingly deadly with missiles fired from the sling. This skill is taught to children from a young age, as the chance to join the elite 'Storm of Death' slinger unit when they are older is not to be missed.


    -[name of city] - [nation controlling] - [culture]: Description of system, not required, but encouraged.




     
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  3. jc558 Welch

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    STEP FIVE: build a military
    Name of Military:
    Contestani Army
    Name of Navy: Contestani Navy

    CATEGORY A: Military Ethos:
    The way your army fights.

    Barbarian Army: Led by their Hero-Champions, your warriors fight bravely, heroically, and skilfully, but with less group discipline in general. Thankfully you scare the bejesus out of most of your foes.


    Army Composition:


    REGIONAL HEGEMON
    10000 Spearmen (-2000)
    8000 Heavy Infantry
    5000 Elite Heavy Infantry (-500)
    3000 Skirmishers (-1000)
    500 Light Cavalry (-500)
    200 Medium Cavalry (-200)


    CATEGORY B: factor in traits

    Naval Power: -500 Elites -2000 Heavy infantry, spearmen, or pikemen, -1000 Cavalry (any type) -1000 Skirmishers or archers



    The main unit of the Contestani Army is the dorimo, of 2000 men. This is subdivided into luchantes of 400 men. BONUS: Give cool names/backstory to your troop types. Not all of a single unit type have to be identical fluff wise. Your Heavy Infantry, for example, could be broken down into different types of swordsmen, axemen, macemen, that sort of thing.

    Organize them into named Legions/Strata/Baivarabams/Warbands/Degels/Whatever, complete with commanders and locations for more bonus points.




    CATEGORY B: Navy.

    I'll give starting navy sizes in the initial turnposts. Everyone starts out with basic Triremes (or barbaric equivalent) as their main combat ship, backed up by smaller Hemiolas/Biremes and the even smaller Lembos. You can research bigger or fancier ships later, including armoured monstrosities like the late polyremes and or lighter, faster vessels like the Roman Liburnian. If you're particularly ambitious/insane, you can even research the Tessarakonteres.

    You can also research fancy navy tech, like the corvus. Use history or your imagination, so long as its reasonably plausible.


    CATEGORY C: Siege Equipment/Engineers

    I'll give starting equipment based on your traits and power status, and will be stating how well supplied you are with each piece of kit in general terms rather than tracking every catapult and ram. Being an illiterate savage will limit your starting siege/artillery options, being a siege master will obviously make them better.

    Everyone is always assumed to be well supplied with ladders and basic rams. Any idiot can cut down a tree.
     
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  4. jc558 Welch

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    11th of September 1939, HQ Army Poznan

    General Kutrzeba was worried. On the first day it had seemed that all was going well, and he had dared to hope that the offensive would have a real chance of turning the tide of the campaign. Now he was receiving news of local counterattacks by German infantry near Strykow. At the moment it seemed as though they were being contained, but a significant injection of more enemy forces into the area could bring his Bzura offensive to an end, which would inevitably mean a return to retreating before a faster enemy, as had been the case in the first week. He decided to gamble on introducing some elements of Army Warsaw into the fight, in the hope that they could turn things around on the Bzura, while Warsaw did its best to hold out as long as possible.*

    On the frontline, the German troops weren't feeling complacent about their prospects of victory. Captain Christian Kinder, commanding an infantry company near Piatek, was feeling the effects of 'the long march in the heat and dust on the uneven roads'**, and morale was not particularly high. The German Army was far from being a fully mechanised force, and in any case the poor quality of the roads increased the wear on their vehicles. On the other hand, there was a grim satisfaction from many German soldiers as they cut down repeated Polish infantry attacks, often carried out across open ground. The bravery of the Poles in these desperate attacks was not enough to make them successful, and appeals to the British and French for direct assistance were becoming intense.

    The French could at least by now point to their attack at Saarbrucken, which had not been met with heavy resistance, but the Poles were still furious that the continuation of the advance had been delayed by Gamelin. He stressed that there were 'logistical issues which do not yet have solutions', and that he did not want to put his men in danger of being cut off inside Germany. When he tried to explain this to Juliusz Lukasiewicz, the increasingly frustrated Polish Ambassador to France finally dropped his composure and berated him for not seriously abiding to the Franco-Polish alliance, which Gamelin himself had confirmed in March by agreeing to the Kasprzycki-Gamelin Convention. 'Germany is capable of maintaining an army deep inside Poland, yet you are not capable of maintaining a smaller force a few miles into Germany!' Stung by the implication of lack of military ability, Gamelin promised to resume the advance 'as soon as was practicable'. There was also the prospect of the arrival of British equipment via Romania, but it was still unknown whether it would arrive in time to help with the defence of the besieged nation.





    *In this TL although slightly less German forces have been moved to the Bzura front, and slightly more Polish troops have moved, but given the OTL results of German attempts to break into the city it's likely that Warsaw could hold out for a similar length of time to OTL.
    **Poland Betrayed: The Nazi-Soviet Invasions of 1939, David Williamson
     
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  5. jc558 Welch

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    Dark red, Britannia, FPslover
    Dark blue, Contesta, jc558
    Red-brown, Etrusca, NPC
    Light blue, Galatia, NPC
    Yellow, Macedonia, bmao
    Light red, Sparta, NPC
    Mid blue, White Swan, KotP
    Light brown, Carthage, jankmaster
     
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    After the Second World War, the people of Italy faced several important decisions. In March 1946, the South Tyrol was given the chance to decide where its future lay, in Italy or Austria. It chose the latter, ending 28 years of Italian rule.
    A referendum on the monarchy was also held two months later, and resulted in a victory for the monarchists. Victor Emmanuel's abdication in favour of his son Umberto was thought to have led to this outcome, as Umberto promised to serve his people as a constitutional monarch in a free and democratic nation, leaving behind the dark memories of the Fascist era.
     
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    Will Grigg's On Fire!

    GROUP
    NI 0-1 Poland, Nice, 12th June
    NI 2-0 Ukraine, Lyon, 16th June
    NI 1-1 Germany, Paris, 21st June

    ROUND OF 16
    NI 2-1 England, Paris, 25th June

    QUARTER-FINAL
    NI 1-0 Belgium, Lille, 1st July

    SEMI-FINAL
    NI 2-3 Italy, Lyon, 6th July
    (aet)


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    1st choice (green)
    Name: New Cumbria
    Territory: Most of OTL Ontario
    Affiliation: Neutral
    Population: 9 million
    Summary: Named after the English Lake District, New Cumbria was a *British* dominion from the mid 1800s, becoming independent in 1893. It is a stable parliamentary democracy, with a monarch descended from *British* nobility, and has a fairly strong military for its size. It carefully maintains its independence, and is not aligned with either superpower. (mini Canada:))

    2nd choice (red):
    Name: Estado Libre de Yucatan (Free Yucatan State)
    Territory: Yucatan Peninsula
    Affiliation: European Bloc
    Population: 3.5 milllion
    Summary: A former *Spanish* colony which became independent at the turn of the century, now under the dictatorial rule of Jose Pastor, who is intent on expansion. However it is reliant on the support of European Superpower, and suffers from widespread poverty and corruption.
    @Anzû , could you post this for me when the claims thread is up? Thanks.
     
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    -POLITICAL and GEOGRAPHIC-
    Name
    : Kingdom of New Cumbria
    Alternative Name: New Cumbria
    Capital: Carlisle
    Major Cities: ?

    Government Type: Constitutional monarchy, parliamentary democracy
    Head of State: Queen Anne III
    Head of Government: First Minister William Dundas (Social Democrats)
    Succession Law:How is the next big cheese chosen? Primogeniture, Gavelkind, Elective... Is it Agnatic/Cognatic. Or is it simply whoever cuts off the most heads between each interregnum?

    Public Responsibility:Just how much do the elites have to pay attention to the rabble? Screw the peasant masses? Oh-dear-lord-I-hope-they-don’t-burn-me-at-the-stake? Somewhere in the middle? Remember, there’s trade-offs in either direction
    Stability: This goes hand in hand with the above, and will likely change decade to decade. As you update your almanac decade to decade. Fairly self-explanatory. No one is perfect, but not everyone is a total basket case either... although I suspect that many of the players are.
    Centralization: The Bigger you are, the less likely you are to have full control over your dominions, hence the purpose of feudalism, which is still alive and well. You might as well list the ratio of your desmene to vassals. Some places of similar size will be more centralized than others, it just depends. Both have serious drawbacks and benefits. Even small 'countries' may be decentralized, a collection of towns and or a league. None of us are playing "North Korea mode" quite yet.

    Judicial:

    Legislature: The Head-Honcho runs the show, but who makes the rules? (list privy council if non applicable: )

    - The Group of Elite that have the biggest say
    - How many of them there are

    Political parties: Social Democrats (in government), Conservatives (main opposition), Federalist Front, Progress (aligned with Vitalists).


    Political Objectives: Secure northern regions for industrialisation and development.
    Intelligence Service: Crown Intelligence Force

    -SOCIAL-
    Population:
    12 million
    -Colonial Population: Include this when it’s time. No, it’s not time yet.

    Clergy:
    Nobility:
    Burghers/Middle Class:
    (Should be tiny)
    Lower Class:
    Bonded:
    (Serfs/Slaves/Thralls/Indentured Servants/Prisoners)
    Unemployed: (Should be very few)

    Language: English

    Religion: Largely Protestant

    Strategic Goals: Assert control over remote northern regions, maintain independence from Rift Federation and Japan, expand to the south to encompass all of the Great Lakes.

    Internal Problems: Come on, give the other players things they can exploit. You know you want them to do the same… Don't make the mod do it.
    At least 3.

    Culture: Go nuts. The more descriptive, the better. Remember there may be multiple cultures in your nation. List the percentages here.
    Education: Mandatory Public Education? Any good universities? Segregation? Or is there a laughable brain drain.

    -INDUSTRY and MONEY-
    Major Industries:
    Show off how productive your people are!
    Imports / Exports: At least 3 of each, and make them legit industries. Silk Panties are not an export. i.e. Wine, Cotton, Horses / Iron, Timber, Grain
    Merchant Fleet: If applicable, but important if you have it. This says how much over-water trade you can do.

    Currency: Cumbrian Shilling, divided into 100 pence.

    -FIGHTING DUDES-
    Army

    You know the drill. If you have to guess, you’d probably better ask.

    Navy
    Same as the above. Can overlap somewhat with Merchant Fleet above in the early days, but the line will quickly become clearer.

    Air Force

    Flag:
    History:
     
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  10. jc558 Welch

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    11th of September 1939, Saarbrucken

    All was still quiet in the small city, as if Germany was still at peace, and the country a few miles away was a close neighbour and not a hostile enemy. Some movements were taking place though, as a small convoy of Opel lorries made their way through the streets, each one filled with soldiers. Far above them, aircraft could be seen, although they were too high to be identified. German reconnaissance aircraft had been reasonably busy from the 7th onwards, when the French had begun their move across the frontier, and had now spotted troops coming dangerously close to Saarbrucken. Those at OKW who had warned against committing too large a force against Poland at the expense of the defence of the west were now making themselves heard once more.

    On the French side, those who had had doubts about the planning of their own side's operations were beginning to put them aside, as the 3rd, 4th and 5th Armies progressed without serious trouble. However, a confrontation did take place in the Warndt Forest, situated on the left flank of the advance, and in the area of operations of General Condé's 3rd Army. Partly due to the terrain, but also due to the rather fixed idea in many commanders' minds about the usefulness of armour in forested areas, only French infantry moved into the forest to secure the left flank ahead of an attack on Saarbrucken. They were met by some German infantry, but more significantly, the forest was heavily mined. Casualties rose steeply in comparison to the previous four days, but they pressed on, some skirting round the edge of the forest to the north. By the following morning Condé was able to report to Prételat, in charge of the 2nd Army Group and in overall command of the attack, that he was making headway and it was now safe for the 4th Army to begin its move towards Saarbrucken. Work remained to be done in clearing up minor German outposts, but several elements of 3rd Army could be released in support, as had been the original plan.

    Back at the Bzura on the same evening, the Poles tried to beat off German counterattacks, while trying to advance themselves. Unfortunately, an attack southwards by a force of 7TP tanks of the 2nd Light Tank Battalion (part of Army Lodz) resulted in the loss of 14 vehicles, mostly destroyed as they were caught in the open by Henschel 123s of II/LG2. The Poles had some consolation when the Henschels in turn suffered a surprise attack from PZL P.11c fighters from Army Poznan, and several were destroyed, with the rest making their escape covered by Bf 110s. The fighters of Army Poznan had been more successful than most other fighter units in the battle so far, with veteran commanding officer Mieczyslaw Mumler claiming two victories on this occasion. The best news coming to the men fighting on the Bzura was the imminent arrival of reinforcements from General Thommee's Army Warsaw. It was a new formation, specifically for the defence of the capital, but the circumstances were already such that this role was broadened to include offensive operations. After all, Warsaw would not be saved by its garrison, but by actions fought outside the city, and throughout the country.
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    German soldiers inspect a 7TP lost to ground fire.

    In London, the Poles were also making the case that Warsaw could be saved by British intervention. The first elements of the British Expeditionary Force were now on their way to France, but clearly would not be ready to fight for some time yet. For now, this was in the hands of the French. What about air operations, asked Edward Raczynski? The UK had previously agreed to bomb military targets in Germany if the Germans were doing the same to Poland. The British were hardly disputing that, were they, as bombs rained down on both military and civilian targets across Poland? The problem here was the attitude of the French towards large scale air attacks. Much closer to Germany than Britain, they feared retaliation from the Luftwaffe, with its masses of modern bombers which had wreaked destruction in Spain, and regularly appeared at displays during the 1930s. They refused to allow bombing of German military facilities east of the Rhine, so British action would continue to be limited to leaflet drops and shipping attacks. This was disheartening for Raczynski, but he had more success on the matter of equipment, where he had the firm backing of General de Wiart. De Wiart was in charge of the British Military Mission to Poland, and keen on the idea of supplying Poland with aircraft, which 'would achieve moral results on the population disproportionate to strength'. As further negotiations took place, three ships were heading for Constanta, carrying 35 Fairey Battles and 14 Hawker Hurricanes to reinforce Poland's depleted air strength. They were also bringing machine guns and ammunition. It was somewhat better than the original proposal, which had been to send 5000 outdated Hotchkiss guns with no ammunition, and 5000 gas masks, which so far would not have been of use. Neither would these supplies be any use, if they did not reach the Poles in time.
     
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    12th of September 1939, Moscow

    The senior officers of the Red Army were meeting once again in preparation for the USSR's move into eastern Poland, an action which had been certain to happen since the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact of the previous month. Naturally, Stalin was not going to go rushing into a risky venture without careful thought, and recent events had given him plenty to think about. He knew that while the recapture of former Russian lands was a valuable propaganda opportunity, the primary cause was to push the USSR's boundaries a little further west, as a German assault would surely come in the future, if the rhetoric of the Fuhrer was anything to go by.

    But now there were complications. The Poles had a deserved reputation for courage and resilience, and nobody expected that they would go down quickly without making a fight of it, but it was not in Stalin's interest for their resistance to be too successful. He wanted the Soviet invasion to be as quick and bloodless as possible, not resulting in some sort of confrontation with the Germans, or war with the western Allies. At least the situation with the Japanese appeared to have stabilised by now, and the east was safe - not that the Soviets lacked the ability to fight a war on multiple fronts, but it was good to have Zhukov back in Moscow again. He had shown ability in the campaign, and would have a role to play in the attack on the Poles as well, whenever it took place. For now Stalin would satisfy himself with issuing a statement of the Soviet Union's displeasure at the mistreatment of minorities in eastern Poland.

    'Comrades, let us begin. Having dealt with several obstacles in our last meeting, it is now time to consider the timing of the attack...'


    Several hundred miles away, in a much less comfortable setting, Polish troops faced another day of hard fighting. They faced fresh German units brought in to deal with the threat of the Bzura Offensive, which was now starting to slow as co-ordination broke down.
     
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    Dunkirk, 20th August 1793

    Having stated in my last Report the Victory which we gained at Famars, I now move on to the further Success which we have met with since then. In the course of the Pursuit of General Lamarche's Forces, we were enabled to seize the City of Valenciennes, the Operation being commanded by the Prince of Saxe-Coburg, and carried out with the Diligence and Bravery expected of our Men. The Austrians have shown themselves to be helpful in every Way, and I have Confidence in their Ability to bring Victory over the French Armies alongside our own Troops.

    The City having fallen on July 28th, there was then some Disagreement as to the proper Course of Action to be taken. The Prince was most Determined that we should press on to attack Cambrai, but I thought it Better that we should instead capture the Port of Dunkirk, in order to facilitate the Supply of the Troops and our Communication with Home. This being agreed upon, I sent Two Columns towards Dunkirk, the Right being under my own Command to take the Town, and the Left Column, weaker in Number, to cover the Flank of the Attack. This was led by Field Marshal Freytag, and contained Ten Squadrons of British Cavalry, in Addition to his own Hanoverian Forces.
     
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    @Anzû , don't tell Camby or kncjj!;)
     
  14. Anzû And Man Grew Proud Gone Fishin'

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    You should rrreeeaaallllyyy get a safer place for this! :p I sometimes use my storage thread but it has 10 pages of solid text walls so I can normally hide it in an old massive post.
     
  15. jankmaster98 Shogun of the Board

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    Yeah, this may not be the most secure place.... :D
     
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    But the plan is fine? I can move it once you give it the go ahead.
     
  17. jankmaster98 Shogun of the Board

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    Looks fine, plus. I'll give you the bosporan fire so the fire ships are more effective.
     
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    -POLITICAL and GEOGRAPHIC-
    Name
    : Duchy of Gutland

    Alternative Name: Gutland, Gotland

    Capital: Visby

    Major Cities: Visby (population 20,000). That's about it.

    Geographic Description: The island of Gotland and other neighbouring islands.

    Transportation Network: Reasonable road network, no railways.

    Government Type: No, Idiocracy is not a government type.

    Head of State: Duke Ingmar

    Head of Government:Who really runs the government? Yes, it can be the same as above

    Succession Law:How is the next big cheese chosen? Primogeniture, Gavelkind, Elective... Is it Agnatic/Cognatic. Or is it simply whoever cuts off the most heads between each interregnum?

    Public Responsibility:Just how much do the elites have to pay attention to the rabble? Screw the peasant masses? Oh-dear-lord-I-hope-they-don’t-burn-me-at-the-stake? Somewhere in the middle? Remember, there’s trade-offs in either direction.

    Stability: This goes hand in hand with the above, and will likely change decade to decade. As you update your almanac decade to decade. Fairly self-explanatory. No one is perfect, but not everyone is a total basket case either... although I suspect that many of the players are.

    Centralization: The Bigger you are, the less likely you are to have full control over your dominions, hence the purpose of feudalism, which is still alive and well. You might as well list the ratio of your desmene to vassals. Some places of similar size will be more centralized than others, it just depends. Both have serious drawbacks and benefits. Even small 'countries' may be decentralized, a collection of towns and or a league. None of us are playing "North Korea mode" quite yet.

    Judicial:

    Legislature: The Head-Honcho runs the show, but who makes the rules? (list privy council if non applicable: )

    - The Group of Elite that have the biggest say
    - How many of them there are

    - Major parties or factions

    Political Objectives: What SHORT-TERM goals drive your govt?

    Intelligence Service:Meh. Of token importance. Fill out if you want.


    -SOCIAL-
    Population:
    50,000

    Clergy:

    Nobility:

    Burghers/Middle Class:
    (Should be tiny)

    Lower Class:

    Unemployed: (Should be very few)

    Language: Gutnish, Swedish, Finnish.

    Gini Index:Basically, how well distributed is the wealth? Official system is Low=major disparity, High=evenly spread.
    i.e.: On the high side comparatively. Remnant and unofficial policies of serfdom (fed by colonial slavery policies) continues to seriously hamper class modernization attempts.

    Religion: Protestant (88%), Roman Catholic (10%).

    Strategic Goals: Stay independent, resist any expansion by Russian Communists.

    Internal Problems: Pan-Scandinavianists who want union with Sweden.

    Culture: Go nuts. The more descriptive, the better. Remember there may be multiple cultures in your nation. List the percentages here.

    Education: Free education to the age of 16, mandatory until 14.


    -INDUSTRY and MONEY-
    Major Industries:
    Agriculture, limestone quarrying.

    Imports: Iron,
    Exports: Food, concrete,

    Merchant Fleet: If applicable, but important if you have it. This says how much over-water trade you can do.

    Currency: Koruna

    Taxes/Revenue Collection: King, Duke, Count, or Cowboy needs money. If you are the latter you think tax is the devil and that money should come from those who are weaker than you. If you are anyone else, you need a tax regime to pay for expenditures. But remember, with high taxes comes consequences. Also list who are the primary constituencies that are taxed (and those who are exempt.) Numbers are fine, but what’s the basic system for your govt funding itself? List how effective it is, and how high or low it is.

    -FIGHTING DUDES-
    Army:
    One infantry battalion of 500 men, divided into four companies.

    Navy: Six coastal patrol boats. Considering buying a secondhand destroyer.

    Air Force: Gutland air squadron has two observation aircraft.



    History:
     
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    1920 Election to the Gutnish Riksdag.
    Royalists 32
    Liberals 31
    Socialists 4
    Independents 3
    Soon after returning from the Grand Concert, Chief Minister Karl Anders called Gutland's first postwar election in November 1920. He hoped the deal he had secured for the Duchy would win over voters, and improve the number of seats held by the Royalists, who currently held exactly half. Unfortunately for him, with the war over, the people were more keen for a modern and globalist approach, rather than the strongly independent message of the Royalists. The Liberals, with their softer stance on pan-Scandinavianism, gained two seats, while the Royalists lost three. The Socialist Party only gained one seat to slightly increase their presence. The election left the Royalists as the largest party, but by a much smaller margin. They were enabled to remain in power as a minority government after the Liberals failed to negotiate a suitable agreement with the Socialists to form a majority.
     
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    AIM: Defence of northern Contesta

    FORCES:
    From Contesta: 4000 heavy infantry, 1200 elite heavy infantry, 4000 spearmen, 200 light cavalry.

    CAMPAIGN PLAN: As soon as the forces of the League of Carioceucus have been driven back from Ceres, the Local Force will head north to block routes into Contesta from the north.
     
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