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  1. An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    If the Hungarian alliance breaks down or if the Poles get too strong or something, then Constantinople will have a vested interest in making sure that Vlachia can field a modern army on its own without Roman subsidies so that the northern front can be shielded. Scholarships and mechanization...
  2. An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    Even if serfdom is wretched, the Vlachs have little choice. Leaving aside the fact that aligning against Constantinople is outright suicidal, their land has no economic prospect outside of feeding the Romans. Their lands produce nothing of note outside of food, and they're full of mountainous on...
  3. An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    Hungary I can see flipping, since they have bad blood with the Vlachs. Helping the Poles against Orthodox Vlachia though? That has a chance of triggering a Russian intervention. Poles and Hungarians would be crazy to do that without a very large amount of German insurance backing them up. The...
  4. An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    Good, Romans have learned a hard lesson on the dangers of revanchism and extreme nationalism. They'll be more measured from now on. With a defensible frontier and an introverted stance on the geopolitical sphere, the Romans will quietly become giants. I love that future Romans are going to look...
  5. An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    We don't want Romanization, those places have strong ethnic/cultural identities coalescing into proto-nationalist identities. If we load them up with Greek-Romans then they'll turn hostile against us. Romantic Pluralist Nationalism could work. A Roman Empire in which the constituent parts are...
  6. An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    Federalization. Have the Imperial government give up power and give autonomy to various provinces, give them limited taxation powers, and give their representatives authority to influence imperial policy.
  7. An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    Excellent. This is like pre-WWI Germany, but one that had a chance to switch to a defensive, diplomatic focus instead of doubling down on Victory By Christmas gambles.
  8. An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    That's one way to fix a liquidity crisis: just loot everyone else. It worked for the United Kingdom in the Opium Wars, it should work fine for the Romans against the Ottomans too.
  9. An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    I can see the Romans just looting everything they can from Northern Italy and evacuating the peninsula. Strip Rome of all of its cultural artifacts and deny the Latins any form of Roman heritage.
  10. An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    Rhomania really can't catch a break. War exhaustion must be through the roof by now. Though then again, the Latins will suffer just as much war exhaustion if not more. When will their economies crash?
  11. An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    Western Europe is still catching up to this Free Press thing it seems. Stupid Latins.
  12. An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    Having the Canal as part of the Imperial Heartland is a good policy I think.
  13. An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    I was under that impression as well. Syria and the Levant has been heavily depopulated, and the coastal cities that exude cultural influence are all Greek.
  14. An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    They didn't lose the banking system though, and comparing it to Chinese levels of anti-merchant distrust is absurd. The Chinese never developed fractional reserve banking, and still had to deal with a deeply corrupt system that awarded kleptocratic behavior in the halls of power. They had to...
  15. An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    The Depression hurts, yet I see it as a net gain for the Empire. The Roman Zeitgeist around runaway capitalism and financial risk-taking will ensure that the Empire's growth will remain careful and steady, avoiding the worst of boom bust cycles and revolutionary fervor of Industrialization...
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