Bryant should feel lucky for getting an apparently quiet posting.
Bryant is one of those young adults whom never really experienced industrial war or war of any sort (his family practically ended up in Southeast Asia because of his businessman of a father), and got enlisted mainly because (a) his country wants him to and (b) his curiosity for the outside world overrides the dangers. But being a new recruit, he never thought that his inexperience pretty much relegates him to guard duty.For a young man with a lust for adventure and little awareness of the horrors of war, a quiet posting does not feel or seem all that exiting though. Hopefully his encounter with the Sama-Bajau will be generally positive for most people involved.
I'll give you an admission.OK, France will probably truce out against the Four Powers+Sokoto along control lines in Asia, the Pacific and sub-saharan Africa (except Ubangi-Shari to Germany and K-B, Ouaddai, Darfur to Ottoman protectorate), and will backstab Italy (I think that the Med will turn into a 3-way of France vs Italy+Serbia+Greece vs OE+BE+A-H). Libya will be retaken by the Ottomans, Tunisia is too close to call.
Congress Poland will become independent. Finland will become independent. Estonia, Livonia, Courland, Lithuania, “Belarus” and “Ukraine” will become independent as German puppets. Bessarabia will be annexed by Romania. The southern part of the Caucasus will be turned into Ottoman puppets. European Russia will have a revolution. Siberia will end up as a rump tsarate under Chinese protection. Korea will be partitioned along the Sobaeks and the Taebaeks. “Turkmenistan” will be taken over by Iran. Italy will survive minus its colonies and Dalmatia. All other predictions hold from last time.
You are correct on one point.
Okay, several points.