Er, is the second meant to suggest…. a certain infamous internet picture?
All this, yes. And—well, imagine you're a Bulgarian partisan. You were this close to either winning an independent Bulgaria or winning rights for your people within this Bosnia-Rumelia thing. The Gradascevician Empire's degree of control is a shadow of what the Ottomans managed. Sultan Husein has shown himself quite willing to ally with Christians against Muslims if those Muslims are enemies of his dynasty of one so far. Better still, His Most Gradascevicious Majesty the Sultan bagged Mahmud II's various consorts along with the capital, and has been humping his way through them like there's no tomorrow… or at least like he isn't worried about a succession dispute breaking out after he dies.So the Austrians win the war but can't put their puppet on the throne.
The Russians have alienated the Bulgarians by being high handed in the Orthodox faiths. Apparently the current sultan will try and take advantage of that.
And pirates are operating out of Formosa attacking European shipping?
That's pretty much it.So basically the Bulgarians are going to aim to either wring the most autonomy they can out of the Empire of Rumelia, or wait for a better ally than Russia to gain de facto as well as de jure independence?
Who are the major supporters internally of the Rumelian state?
How are the Osmans faring these days in Anatolia?
"Enrile’s army were soldiers, not NCs, and to anyone familiar with the darker parts of 20th-century history the atrocities they committed would no doubt seem dull and perfunctory. But they burned farms and villages that fed and housed rebels, and killed civilians who showed any sign of resistance. Estimates of how many were killed in the ’37-’38 campaign range from one to four thousand."
I can only imagine the backlash that the Great Raid is going to create with slaves regarded with even greater paranoia than before in the south. This might just be enough to stave off Berrien's impeachment as well, should it create a rally around the flag effect and he says how right he is about extending slavery, provided he doesn't screw up that opportunity as well.
I don't think this will help Berrien much if at all. A big part of the justification for invading Florida was to stop incidents like this fro happening and Dade's army was useless in defending Georgia here. "How can Berrien defend the South when he can't protect his own state?" they may say.
No, for the South I see this as just a further sign that they need to switch to salvaging what they can. With the Louisiana campaign being the final desperate lunge to claim a victory for the slaver planters.
The Iron Duke awaits them amidst the bayous and the Father of Waters.
A fair point alright. See what the impact is and if Wellington is able to beat the dirty shirts one more time.
Pretty much. What the U.S. lost in the Charleston attack was a lot of civilian shipping—which wasn't doing much shipping anyway, with the Royal Navy patrolling the Atlantic. What Charleston lost was that, plus peace of mind.So the RN won by virtue of not taking the losses of the past too rockets, but the Charleston garrison also won as neither fort was reduced and the city itself was not bombarded?