Tarik's Domain - A Philippines Timeline

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  1. Threadmarks: I: Birth of Saludong

    kasumigenx Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2009
    Tarik's Domain

    discussion thread

    Birth of Saludong

    Verse 1

    Princess Kandarapa's betrothal to one of the Saludongese nobles fell apart in the late 1560's due to what the Luzones are treating the ethnic Saludongese in the areas that are conquered by Bolkiahs and in this time the people would not support the alliance between the Muslims in Saludong and the the people of Manila who are scions of the Bruneians aka the Luzones, the alliance between the Spanish and Lakandula in 1570 would case conflict between Rajah Sulayman and Rajah Lakandula because Rajah Sulayman would remain a vassal of the Bruneians and Tarik Sulayman would keep Rajah Sulayman as an ally and buffer against the Spanish which would buy time for the people of Saludong to unite and form their own domain.

    The Spanish would fight with the Luzones after the break of the peace treaty Sambali/Saludongese with the Luzones and some of the Luzones or the Bruneian Scions would fight against the Spanish led by Rajah Sulayman which would be defeated by Lakandula.

    When Lopez de Legazpi died in 1572, his successor, Governor-General Guido de Lavezaris, did not honour their agreements with Sulayman and Lakan Dula. He sequestered the properties of both kings and tolerated Spanish atrocities, however the friars and Juan de Salcedo would easily be able negotiate peace with them, Juan de Salcedo marries Dayang Kandarapa.

    Verse 2

    Born to a poor family in the city Raoping of Chaozhou, Limahong had an early start in criminal activity and progressed to piracy, becoming leader of around 2000 pirates. His activities and attacks on ports and ships throughout South China increased and a warrant was issued by the authorities to capture him alive and send him to the city of Tay Bin. He was married to Nataracy.

    He shifted his activities to piracy on the high seas and out of reach of China's power. He was able to accumulate up to 40 ships, whereupon he once again raided cities and ports in South China. Limahong attacked a city occupied by Vintoquián (Lin Daoqian), another Chinese pirate, but Vintoquián was able to escape along with 5 of Limahong's ships. However, Limahong was able to capture 55 of Vintoquián's fleet and thus increased his own to 95 ships. He was now a veritable king of the high seas of South China.

    In late 1573, he gathered an army of 3,000 Chinese warriors, renegades and vagabonds and fled to the island of Saludong. There, he and his band of outlaws sought refuge.

    By this time, a force of 40,000 soldiers and 135 ships was sent by the Wanli Emperor to kill and capture the pirates.

    After learning the strength of the new Spanish colony in the South, he would decide to conquer it but he would fail to conquer it, however he would fail and he would go back to Pangasinan wherein he was able to talk with Kasikis and Tarik who said would give him troops.

    He would conquer the Spanish held Kumintang and establish a short-term domain there but the Spanish troops led by Salcedo would defeat him.

    The Spanish would establish Cebu again as a temporary capital of the Spanish East Indies, but the Spanish would still plan to get Manila, this would mean the Spanish would have a conquest campaign against Manila.

    Verse 3

    The alliance between the North and Sulayman would break due to the Pagans and the Muslims reconciling which would mean that the Spanish would attack Sulayman’s territory and while Kasikis, Malang and Tarik’s troops would conquer Sulayman’s lands, however Sulayman would surrender to the Spanish, the Spanish would defeat the Troops of Kasikis, Malang and Tarik and for that the Spanish would gain the territories of Sulayman and all the lands in Bruneian orbit, the Spanish would not venture further north, realizing that the Northern half of the island is unvaluable to them, the Spanish would not touch the lands of Tarik, Malang and Kasikis of Kaboloan in the North, which would develop into the Sultanate of Saludong in the North like Brunei in the south is ignored.

    Tarik Sulayman would be considered as the first Sultan of Saludong after his win against the Spanish, however is more as a legendary ruler not as a ruler recognized by others.

    decades after the Spanish got the Bruneian scions in Saludong, the newly born Sultanate of Saludong under the rule of Sultan Mahmud I which would jumpstart the Sultanate’s outside affairs to the other states.

    Meanwhile the lands in the south would be strongly under the Spanish due to the Bruneian scions and the Visayan nobility being under Spanish alliance and Spanish rule and have given up their independence completely to the spanish.
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  2. Threadmarks: II Philip II’s schemes

    kasumigenx Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2009
    Philip II’s schemes

    Verse 4

    The Portuguese succession crisis of 1580 (Portuguese: Crise de sucessão de 1580) came about as a result of the death of young King Sebastian I of Portugal in the Battle of Alcácer Quibir in 1578. As Sebastian had no immediate heirs, this event prompted a dynastic crisis, with internal and external battles between several pretenders to the Portuguese throne; in addition, because Sebastian's body was never found, several impostors emerged over the next several years claiming to be the young king, further confusing the situation. Ultimately, Philip II of Spain gained control of the country, uniting the Portuguese and Spanish Crowns in the Iberian Union, a personal union.

    Portuguese nobility was worried about the maintenance of their independence and sought help to find a new king. By this time the Portuguese throne was disputed by several claimants. Among them were:

    Infanta Catherine, Duchess of Braganza

    Ranuccio Farnese, Hereditary Duke of Parma

    Philip II of Spain

    António, Prior of Crato

    Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy

    The Duchess would later be acknowledged as the legitimate heir, after her descendants obtained the throne in 1640 (in the person of her grandson John IV of Portugal), but at that time, she was only one of several possible heirs. The heir by primogeniture was her nephew Ranuccio Farnese, being the son of Catherine's late older sister Maria, followed by his siblings; then the Duchess herself and her children; and only after them, King Philip. Philip II was a foreigner (although his mother was Portuguese) and descended from Manuel I by a female line; as for Anthony, although he was Manuel I's grandson in the male line, he was of illegitimate birth.

    The 11-year-old Ranuccio Farnese, Hereditary Duke of Parma and Piacenza, was the grandson of Infante Duarte of Portugal, the only son of Manuel I whose legitimate descendants survived at that time. Ranuccio was according to primogeniture the heir to the throne of Portugal. However, his father Alessandro Farnese, Duke of Parma was an ally and even a subject of the Spanish king, another contender, so Ranuccio's rights were not very forcibly claimed at that time. Ranuccio became reigning Duke of Parma in 1592.

    Instead, Ranuccio's mother's younger sister Catherine, Duchess of Braganza, claimed the throne, very ambitiously, but failed. Catherine was married to João I, Duke of Braganza (descendant in male line from Afonso I, Duke of Braganza, an illegitimate son of King John I of Portugal), who himself was grandson of the late Duke Jaime of Braganza, also a legitimate heir of Portugal, being the son of Infanta Isabella, sister of Manuel I and daughter of Infante Ferdinand, Duke of Viseu, second son of King Duarte I. The duchess also had a son, Dom Teodósio de Braganza, who would be her royal heir and successor to the throne. The duchess's claim was relatively strong, as it was reinforced by her husband's position as one of the legitimate heirs; thus they would both be entitled to hold the kingship. Moreover, the Duchess was living in Portugal, not abroad, and was not underage, but 40 years old. Her weaknesses were her gender (Portugal had not had a generally recognized reigning queen) and her being the second daughter, there thus existing a genealogically senior claimant.

    Due to the Personal Union between Portugal and Spain, the Dutch would want to conquer both the colonies of Spain and Portugal, for this reason the Dutch would court Saludong, Brunei, Sulu, Kutai and Ternate(a vassal of the Spanish) in order to destablize the Spanish and the Portuguese on their colonies in the east indies.

    Verse 5

    The marriage of the 19-year-old Margaret of France to Henry de Bourbon, who had become King of Navarre upon the death of his mother, Jeanne d'Albret, took place on August 18, 1572 at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. The marriage between a Roman Catholic and a Huguenot was controversial. Pope Gregory XIII refused to grant a dispensation for the wedding, and the different faiths of the bridal couple made for an unusual wedding service. The King of Navarre had to remain outside the cathedral during the mass, where his place was taken by Duke of Anjou.

    On the wedding night and the following months the two have been happy and Margaret would give birth to a daughter named Catherine of Bourbon named after her mother on May 2, 1473, a son was born to the couple named Francis on November 10, 1480, since Henry III of France is childless with his wife, Henry of Navarre has a heir which strengthened his position.

    On 1 August 1589, Henry III lodged with his army at Saint-Cloud, and was preparing to attack Paris, when a young fanatical Dominican friar, Jacques Clément, carrying false papers, was granted access to deliver important documents to the king. The monk gave the king a bundle of papers and stated that he had a secret message to deliver. The king signalled for his attendants to step back for privacy, and Clément whispered in his ear while plunging a knife into his abdomen. Clément was then killed on the spot by the guards.

    At first, the king's wound did not appear fatal, but he enjoined all the officers around him, in the event that he did not survive, to be loyal to Henry of Navarre as their new king. The following morning, the day that he was to have launched his assault to retake Paris, Henry III died.

    Chaos swept the attacking army, most of it quickly melting away; the proposed attack on Paris was postponed. Inside the city, joy at the news of Henry III's death was near delirium; some hailed the assassination as an act of God.

    Henry III was interred at the Saint Denis Basilica. Childless, he was the longest-living of Henry II's sons to have become king and also the last of the Valois kings. Henry III of Navarre succeeded him as Henry IV, the first of the kings of the House of Bourbon.

    Margaret of France would tell her husband to convert to Catholicism before his coronization and Henry IV complied to what his wife said.

    Verse 6

    By the end of the 16th century the Lower Kayakam River basin, a tributary of Bannag River basin would completely revert to islam and the Agno river basin would completely revert to Islam as well.

    The almost complete shell of conversion would make the lowlands of Saludong near the sea completely converted to Islam, which would strengthen the Sultanate of Saludong.

    Sultan Mahmud I would send gold to Tay Fusa in order to improve the fledgling state's relationship with the Japanese and giving the Japanese rights on trading with Saludong as an intermediary to the Malay world and made peace with the Spanish and made a cease fire which would leave the areas of Meycauayan and Tondo to the Spanish and trade rights of the Spanish in its port cities.

    Hideyoshi and his successor Ieyasu would make some relations with Saludong, a land previously invisible as they were a part of Majapahit.

    However the Dutch would make relations with the Sultanate of Saludong and they would want it to sway to their side so that they can destabilize the Spanish colony of the Philippines in their south, and it would not only be Saludong who would they want to sway it would also be the Sultanate of Sulu and Sultanate of Maguindanao as well.

    Verse 7

    Aside from convincing Henry IV to convert to Catholicism, Margaret of Valois would also have her children raised as catholics.

    By 1590, a treaty between the French and the Spanish would be reached marrying Catherine of France, the younger and the future Philip III of Spain, Catherine of France would leave France on 1592 in order to marry Philip, Prince of Asturias, Philip II would want to marry Catherine of France just like what he did to her aunt, Elizabeth, however his death on 1593 would frustrate his own plans and Catherine of France is married to the newly crowned Philip III of Spain as originally planned, while Marie de Medicis would marry Dauphin Francis on 1593, the two would have good marriages.

    Spain and Portugal uniting would be an accomplishment of Philip II and gaining the eastern colony of the Philippines as an extension of New Spain surrounded by hostile territories.

    Verse 8

    Since the Start of the reign of Mahmud I, officially on 1590, the Sultanate of Saludong would experience a long-term peace with the Spanish and their rights on their trading cities, and the peace would be enough to rebuild Saludong from the ashes of the mount Pinatubo eruption and the former loss of the trade of Saludong with Japan and Malay Archipelago.

    The Peace between Mahmud I and the Spanish would create the new state of Saludong as a country that would play both the Spanish and the Dutch like Ternate, however in the north.

    Around this time, the future strong leader of Maguindanao Sultanate, Sultan Muhammad Dipatuan Kudarat is born.

    On 1587-1589, some parts of the Bruneian Scions would try to revolt against the Spanish and defect back to the Bruneians such as Agustin Legaspi and others, however it is too late and a traitor in the name of Antonio Surabao would find out the revolt and inform the authorities of the revolt against the Spanish which would destroy the revolt on its infancy and some of the rebels are exiled to New Spain or Mexico.

    Verse 9

    On 1600, Sultan Mahmud I would create a peace treaty which would guarantee trade with the Spanish and the Spanish the rights in the ports in Saludong where in the treaties terms are:

    “The Spanish would have rights to trade in the cities of Kaboloan, Faru, Makabebe, Bigan, Lawag and the Bataan Peninsula and the islands near it and establish their own factories.”

    “Saludong would give up Meykawayan and Tondo to the Spanish.”

    The Muslims on Saludong would not be receptive to prosetylization, although the Spanish would try which would result in the Spanish stopping their attempts in Proselytization on Saludong and the muslim religion which would have penetrated the Kayakam Valley and Agno valley recently, except for Bigan which would convert to Catholicism.

    After the treaty of peace between Saludong and Spain the capital of Saludong moves to Binalatongan in the capital of the old Kingdom of Luyag na Kaboloan.

    The Spanish would stop in proselytizing when they find that the Muslims in Saludong are basically impossible to convert as they are loyal to their religion.

    Aside from improving Saludong’s relations with the Spanish, Saludong would also restore the trade route of the Western Malay Archipelago to the Ryukyus which would enrich Saludong to the end of the reign of Mahmud I on 1610.

    On this time Magindanaw on the south would continue to fight the Spanish compared to Saludong in the north and Sulu on the north, Magindanaw would build its defenses during the reigns of Kabungsuwan and Buwisan and the Spanish would start to stabilize their hold on Zamboanga peninsula.
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  3. Threadmarks: III Fledgling Stability

    kasumigenx Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2009
    Fledgling Stability

    Verse 10

    By 1590’s the Spanish had subjugated the three entities of Bruneian Luzon, Madya-as, Ybalon, Sugbu in the Philippines, however the Sultanate of Saludong, Sultanate of Sulu and Sultanate of Magindanaw would remain independent although both the Sultanates of Sulu and Saludong would make peace with the Spanish.

    Due to Saludong making a permanent peace with the Spanish, the Spanish would now have a reason to attack Mindanaw or Mindanao instead, the Spanish would establish the Northern Coasts of Mindanaw as permanent territory of the Spanish as well as the eastern coasts including the Butuan Gulf which would deprive the fledgling Magindanaw Sultanate of territory, the Manobos and Subanon would be driven to the mountains.

    The future Sultan Kudarat would see what is happening to Mindanao and for that he would be aggressive against the Spanish due to his territory being surrounded by Spanish territory, he would be very vindictive, both the Subanon and Manobos would be under him.

    A sister of the future Sultan Kudarat would be sent to Saludong to marry into the aristocracy of Saludong.

    Saludong and Magindanaw Sultanates would be called by the Spanish as the Kingdoms of Luzon and Maguindanao.

    Verse 11

    A historian and doctor named Jose Rizal on the later 19thcentury onthe Spanish Saludong would describe the relations between the Spanish and the Sultanate ofSaludong and the city of Vigan or Bigan has been Majorly Hispanicized.

    It has been said that the relations between Saludong and the Spanish has been described as cordial rather than be hostile like the relations to the Maguindanao Sultanate which alot of its territory has been absorbed by the Spanish.

    The the territory of Maguindanao has been reduced to Cotabato and its environs in and only comprise of 1/4th of Mindanao and majority of Mindanao has Spanish as its own linguafranca, Mindanao is now speaking Spanish and even the Sultanate of Maguindanao has its own educated class speaking Spanish.

    Verse 12

    During the latter reign of Mahmud I on the first decade of 1600, he would correspond with Ieyasu Tokugawa negotiating themselves as the intermediary between the Javanese and the Malays as they were before the Spanish came on its trading town and also the intermediary to the Spanish on Bigan which is the Hispanicized and Christian town on the Kingdom of Saludong.

    Both Nobunaga and Ieyasu would have cordial relations with Saludong, however Mahmud I himself would be happy with the relations of Saludong to the Japanese, the Spanish and Portuguese would establish Christian Missions in Japan which would end up expelled on the early part of the 17th century ending up on the Island of Formosa or Hermosa which would be established as a Portuguese Colony and not a Castilian Colony on the NorthEast of the Island.

    The Japanese Christian Exiles would retain their language and customs on the island, however the island has a hostile native population.

    Verse 13

    In 1521, a Spanish expedition led by Ferdinand Magellan sailed west across the Pacific using the westward trade winds. The expedition discovered the Mariana Islands and the Philippines and claimed them for Spain. Although Magellan died there, one of his ships made it back to Spain by continuing westward.

    In order to settle and trade with these islands from the Americas, an eastward maritime return path was necessary. The first ship to try this a few years later failed. In 1529, Álvaro de Saavedra Cerón also tried sailing east from the Philippines, but could not find the eastward winds across the Pacific. In 1543, Bernardo de la Torre also failed. In 1542, however, Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo helped pave the way by sailing north from Mexico to explore the Pacific coast, reaching as far north as the Russian River, just north of the 38th parallel.

    The Manila-Acapulco galleon trade finally began when Spanish navigators Alonso de Arellano and Andrés de Urdaneta discovered the eastward return route in 1565. Sailing as part of the expedition commanded by Miguel López de Legazpi to conquer the Philippines in 1565, Arellano and Urdaneta were given the task of finding a return route. Reasoning that the trade winds of the Pacific might move in a gyre as the Atlantic winds did, they had to sail north to the 38th parallel north, off the east coast of Japan, before catching the eastward-blowing winds ("westerlies") that would take them back across the Pacific.

    Reaching the west coast of North America, Urdaneta's ship the San Pedro hit the coast near Cape Mendocino, California, then followed the coast south to San Blas and later to Acapulco, arriving on October 8, 1565. Most of his crew died on the long initial voyage, for which they had not sufficiently provisioned. Arellano, who had taken a more southerly route, had already arrived.

    Due to the Sultanate of Saludong giving rights to the Spanish to the port cities in Saludong in its Peace Treaty, the city of Bigan or later Vigan would be Christianized and Hispanicized since the other cities would be loyal to Islam or Muslim religion, the Spanish trade from Japan and China would pass from Vigan and Manila to Mexico from Spain which would allow the Spanish to also exploit the Malay Spice trade as well, the Spanish would also avoid Saludong falling to Dutch influence as well.

    Trade with Ming China via Manila served a major source of revenue for the Spanish Empire and as a fundamental source of income for Spanish colonists in the Philippine Islands. Until 1593, two or more ships would set sail annually from each port.The Manila trade became so lucrative that Seville merchants petitioned king Philip II of Spain to protect the monopoly of the Casa de Contratación based in Seville. This led to the passing of a decree in 1593 that set a limit of two ships sailing each year from either port, with one kept in reserve in Acapulco and one in Manila. An "armada" or armed escort of galleons, was also approved. Due to official attempts at controlling the galleon trade, contraband and understating of ships' cargo became widespread.

    Verse 14

    Spanish Manila 1600

    In this point, DayangKandarapa would be happy in her own death and she is happy to be with Juan de Salcedo


    “I am happy that I am able to marry you Juan de Salcedo.”

    “I am happy that I am able to elope with you my love and have your children.”


    “I am happy that I am with you, DayangKandarapa!”

    Salcedo cries..

    “You are dying DayangKandarapa..”


    “I am happy that we are two are a couple and were never apart.”

    Due to Salcedo and Kandarapa’s efforts the Southern half ofSaludong would completely be under the Spanish.

    Verse 15

    The State of the Philippines, what happened to the Philippines and the areas near it.

    Saludong/Sambali(Saludong Sultanate)

    Made a peace pact with the Spanish and gave the Spanish trade rights in its trading towns and gave away Meycauayan and Tondo, its people would remain muslim except for the town of Bigan on the reign of Sultan Mahmud I which would convert to christianity, the town of Bigan would be known as VIgan to the Spanish.


    Made a peace pact with the Spanish and the Spanish has trade rights with Ternate and Ternate is more open to conversion compared to Saludong, the Kingdom of Ternate, the Spanish would gradually take control of Minahasa which would be later incorporated to the Philippines.

    Sulu Sultanate

    Made a peace and trade pact with the Spanish and pirates from the Sulu Sultanate would get slaves from the Spanish controlled philippines which the Sultan cannot control and renounced its control of Zamboanga which Maguindanao also claims.


    Still a part of the Bruneian Empire although Kalamian and Kuyo was taken by the Spanish and christianized.


    The Maguindanao Sultanate would be humiliated by the Spanish acquisition of the lands of Zamboanga and the North of Mindanao, they would be very vindictive against the Spanish.


    Comprises of the South of the Island of Saludong or Luzon, Visayan Islands, Some parts of Mindanao including Zamboanga peninsula, both the Sangihe and Manado peninsula would be pulled by the Spanish in their control, it is organized under Mexico as a colony.

    Spanish Formosa

    Formosa is a Spanish/Portuguese colony in the North East of Formosa where the Christian Japanese exiled by the Shogun lives.
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  4. russellross New Member

    Mar 19, 2018
    Hm.. it is really interesting! Thanks for such information!
    Last edited: May 11, 2018
  5. Threadmarks: IV: An Era of Peace

    kasumigenx Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2009
    An Era of Peace

    Verse 16

    Throughout his youth, James VI and I of Scotland and England was praised for his chastity, since he showed little interest in women. After the loss of Lennox, he continued to prefer male company. A suitable marriage, however, was necessary to reinforce his monarchy, and the choice fell on fourteen-year-old Anne of Denmark, younger daughter of Protestant Frederick II. Shortly after a proxy marriage in Copenhagen in August 1589, Anne sailed for Scotland but was forced by storms to the coast of Norway. On hearing that the crossing had been abandoned, James sailed from Leith with a 300-strong retinue to fetch Anne personally in what historian David Harris Willson called "the one romantic episode of his life". The couple were married formally at the Bishop's Palace in Oslo on 23 November and returned to Scotland on 1 May 1590, after stays at Elsinore and Copenhagen and a meeting with Tycho Brahe. By all accounts, James was at first infatuated with Anne and, in the early years of their marriage. Anne of Denmark is said to be domineering and wanting more power and wanted to share power with her husband. The royal couple produced three children who survived to adulthood: Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales; Elizabeth; and Charles. Anne would survive her husband who died in 1619 and would wield much power with her son, Henry IX until her death in 1625.

    Verse 17

    Shirō was born in 1621 in modern-day Kami-Amakusa, Kumamoto as the son of Catholic parents, Masuda Jinbei, a former Konishi clan retainer, and his wife. (According to some sources, Shirō may have been the illegitimate son of Toyotomi Hideyori.) Portuguese Jesuit missionaries had been active in Japan since the late 16th century. By the age of 15, the charismatic youth was known to his Japanese Catholic followers as "heaven's messenger". Miraculous powers were attributed to him.

    Shiro was among Japanese Catholics who took over Hara Castle in a rebellion against the Shogunate. They mounted a coordinated defense that held off attackers, but the rebel force had no logistical support and their resolve was weakened. Shiro was said to display posters in the castle to raise morale and said, "Now, those who accompany me in being besieged in this castle, will be my friends unto the next world."

    One of the rebel soldiers, Yamada Uemonsaku, betrayed Shirō. He got a message to the Shogunate that rebel food supplies were becoming strained. The Shogunate forces made a final assault, taking Hara Castle in the process. The Shogunate forces massacred almost 40,000 rebels, including women and children. Yamada, who betrayed his fellow rebels, was the only recorded survivor.

    Shirō was taken captive, however they decided that it would be better if Shiro and the other christians in Kyushu would be exiled to Formosa rather than stay in persecution due to the negotiation of the Christians in Kyushu to free him with the bargain of their exile.

    This would be the beginning of the Isolated era of Japan.

    Verse 18

    The Sakoku Edict

    The key points of the Edict of 1635 included:

    “The Japanese were to be kept within Japan’s own boundaries. Strict rules were set to prevent them from leaving the country. Anyone caught trying to leave the country, or anyone who managed to leave and then returned from abroad, was to be executed. Europeans who entered Japan illegally would face the death penalty too.”

    “Catholicism was strictly forbidden. Those found practicing the Christian faith were subject to investigation, and anyone associated with Catholicism would be punished. To encourage the search for those who still followed Christianity, rewards were given to those who were willing to turn them in. Prevention of missionary activity was also stressed by the edict; no missionary was allowed to enter, and if apprehended by the government, he would face imprisonment.”

    “Trade restrictions and strict limitations on goods were set to limit the ports open to trade, and the merchants who would be allowed to engage in trade. Relations with the Portuguese were cut off entirely; Chinese merchants and those of the Dutch East India Company were restricted to enclaves in Nagasaki. Trade was also conducted with China through the semi-independent vassal kingdom of the Ryukyus, with Korea via the Tsushima Domain, and also with the Ainu people through the Matsumae Domain.”

    The Sultanate of Saludong under the rule of Sulayman I who is the son of Mahmud I would also go into seclusion due to the end of the Japan/Ryukyu-Java/Malay trade due to the Sakoku edicts, the Spanish would abandon Vigan or Bigan as their port leaving the Christians in Bigan under complete Muslim rule.

    Verse 19

    Catherine of France would enter Spain finally and made her joyous entry on the later part of 1592 and Philip II would make an attempt to marry her, however Philip II would die and Philip III and Catherine of France would join in matrimony on 1593 ending a possible betrothal between Margaret of Austria and Philip III.

    Catherine of France would give birth to Catherine of Spain b. September 22, 1594, Maria of Spain b. February 1, 1598, Philip b. Septmber 14, 1603, Charles b. May 16, 1605, Margaret b. September 22, 1610.

    The marriage would cause the French to abstain from the Netherlands revolt and the English and Scots would replace their role on the Dutch War of Independence which would lead in the peace in 1630 mediated by the English between the Dutch and the Spanish.

    Verse 20

    The Countries of Ternate, Sulu and Saludong would be able to fend and play of the Spanish and they would allow them to make ports in their countries while Japan would close completely to the Spanish on 1635 which would lead to the Dutch gaining an edge over the Spanish.

    Saludong would choose an isolationist policy which would lead Saludong to not entertain any offers from the Dutch, which would result in Saludong choosing to be more isolationist in its policies and for that the Dutch would not be able to mount its trade with Saludong which would weaken the Dutch exchange with the Japanese.

    The Spanish would have some interest to conquer Champa and Cambodia which would lead it to make some moves against the Chams first and the Spanish would plan ports in Champa.