Not to mention who ended up in alliance after the war being retroactively extended to before it.You know, I don't actually think this is going to be a war of 'sides', at least not to begin with; it seems to be very much a case of "let's everyone declare war, and then work out who we're supposed to not be fighting". I suspect the alliances will, in any case, be pretty fluid, and plenty of unrelated conflicts will get historiographed into one side or another for pretty arbitrary reasons (frex, the Maure will be considered part of whichever side is fighting against the Russians despite the fact they obviously aren't part of any alliance and their attempted conquest of Gavaji is at best only tangentially related to the Pandoric War).
The Vitebsk (Custom) Union is likely the core of one of the European-dominated alliances.I get the feeling the alliance system will be:
ENA/Hannverian realms minus Britain, Scottish rebels, Feng China, France, Spain, Germany, Ottoman Empire, what is left of New Spain, Scandanavia vs. Hermandad, Russia (and its vassals), Britain, Danbuia, Poland, Corea
It would be nice to get an update on how the alliance system develops of course...
Why do people believe that neutral Poland will participate in this war?Part #221: The Danish-Mended Emirate
The Scandinavians began working with the Russians more closely in the late nineteenth century for reasons both close to home (Germany increasingly being seen as a mutual enemy) and concerning trade at sea. Scandinavian and Russian trade concerns in different parts of Asia and Africa barely overlapped and complemented rather than competed with each other. When Claus arrived in Yemen in 1883, the Treaty of Trondheim had already been in force for three years, Scandinavia joining the Russian-led Vitebsk Customs Union which also incorporated Lithuania, Finland, Courland, Corea and eventually Beiqing China and Gavaji.
........SR: You haven’t finished yet. Get to the part where you blabbed everything about Thandean Physics to this planet of lunatics who fling nukes around with gay abandon.
TP: I think that’s a slight exaggeration, sir...
DW (muttering): They haven’t nuked anyone in, ooh, at least twenty years.