The Grand Sheikdom, A Kuwaiti TL

Chapter 1: The Jump

In the year 1821, the Arabian Peninsula was a tumultuous region marked by geopolitical shifts and power struggles. It was during this time that Jaber I Al-Sabah, a shrewd and ambitious leader, seized upon the opportunity presented by the Greek War of Independence to declare his own independence from the Ottoman Empire. By casting aside the status of a mere province and elevating his sheikdom to that of a vassal state, Jaber I Al-Sabah deftly maneuvered his way into a position of greater autonomy and political power.

However, this bold move did not go unnoticed by the Ottoman Sultan, who viewed the act with displeasure but ultimately acquiesced to the new reality of Kuwaiti autonomy. Jaber I Al-Sabah, undeterred and fueled by his own aspirations for his people, sought to cement his newfound status as a basically independent state by any means necessary. His eyes set on carving out a unique and prominent place for Kuwait in the greater world, Jaber I Al-Sabah was a leader unafraid to take risks and pursue his ambitions with relentless determination.

Against the backdrop of an Arabian Peninsula devoid of organized, independent states, Kuwait stood as a singular opportunity for expansion and centralization. But before the sheikdom could fully realize its potential, Jaber I Al-Sabah recognized the need to consolidate power within the state. He stripped the once-powerful tribes of Kuwait of their status and transformed them into private citizens, appointing new Sabahi governors to oversee their affairs. However, Jaber I Al-Sabah understood the value of maintaining loyalty among the clans and allowed certain families, such as the Al-Otabi and Al-Dabbous, to retain a degree of autonomy.

Jaber I Al-Sabah was a visionary leader who recognized the need for progress in Kuwait, even if it meant challenging the traditional ways of the past. With the aim of modernizing the Kuwaiti army, he established centralized artisan camps where skilled craftsmen produced basic muskets using Ottoman gunpowder. These weapons were far from perfect, but they represented a step towards a more professional army with consistent equipment, replacing the previous reliance on random Arab camelrymen armed with swords.

Despite the challenges that lay ahead, Jaber I Al-Sabah was undeterred in his pursuit of a stronger, more prosperous Kuwait. With a bold vision and a willingness to take risks, he set his sights on a brighter future for his people, a future in which Kuwait would prosper under the gleaming sun.


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Chapter 2: Momentum

With a keen eye towards expansion, Jaber I Al-Sabah knew that he needed to find a way to extend his reach beyond the borders of his own sheikdom. After much contemplation, he arrived at a bold plan: he would use his army to scout out multiple oases and settlements, conquer them, and then establish a connected line of small forts. These forts would serve as stops for camels and caravans, collecting water and shipping it from one fort to the next until it reached either the capital or other settlements. By removing the reliance on local water supplies, Jaber I Al-Sabah would be able to expand into Arabia and greatly increase trade and the wealth of his country.

Jaber I Al-Sabah implemented this plan with great success, using it to expand across the Arabian coast and increase the size of his sheikdom by a significant amount. With the increased wealth and power that came from this expansion, Jaber I Al-Sabah set his sights on even greater ambitions. He began to establish bigger, more streamlined, and advanced artisan camps that produced high-quality flintlocks. This innovation not only gave his army an edge in battle but also increased the status of his sheikdom as a leading power in the region.

Despite the ambitious plans of Jaber I Al-Sabah, his efforts to expand Kuwait's power and influence were met with significant challenges. A confederacy of tribes near the border, known as Jabal Shammar, had formed a formidable alliance that posed a serious threat to Jaber's ambitions. To make matters worse, the Al Saud family had formed the Second Saudi State, with the express purpose of combating the Shammaris and challenging the expansionist goals of Jaber's Kuwait.

Undaunted by these obstacles, Jaber I Al-Sabah made the fateful decision to invade and destroy the confederation, believing that victory would cement Kuwait's position as a dominant power in the region. The ensuing battle was one of epic proportions, pitting Kuwait's well-trained militia against a large, unorganized tribal force.

As the battle began, the Kuwaiti infantry fired a volley of shots at the oncoming tribesmen, causing many of the untrained camels to flee and leaving their swordsmen stranded and vulnerable. Sensing an opportunity, the Kuwaiti forces moved in to pick off the remaining camelry with their more advanced weapons.

Despite the significant technological advantage that Kuwait held, the battle was far from easy. The unorganized nature of the Shammaris meant that they were difficult to predict and even harder to defeat, and many Kuwaiti soldiers found themselves caught in brutal hand-to-hand combat with determined opponents.

Nonetheless, the skill and determination of the Kuwaiti forces ultimately won the day, as they systematically dismantled the tribal confederacy and secured their position as a dominant regional power. For Jaber I Al-Sabah, the victory was a testament to his unwavering commitment to progress and modernization, and an affirmation of the power of a well-trained and disciplined army in the face of even the most daunting challenges. However Jaber received news that nejd has seized hai'll. Jaber must face this problem head-on. He ordered his army to march towards hai'll

As the sun began to set on the desert horizon, two armies faced each other in a tense standoff. Jaber I Al-Sabah, the ambitious leader of Kuwait, looked sternly at the young Abdulaziz, leader of the newly formed second Saudi state. The two had a history of conflict, and the tension between them was palpable.

"I see you have taken advantage of the fall of Jabal Shammar," Jaber said, his voice laced with irritation.

Abdulaziz, his face etched with pride, replied, "I have simply done what I would have done without your meddling."

Jaber's eyes narrowed. "Enough of this. Surrender Ha'il immediately," he demanded.

Abdulaziz merely smirked and signaled for his men to charge. The sound of hooves echoed across the desert as the Nejd's ikhwan cavalry met Kuwait's elite infantry and heavy camelry.

The Kuwaitis were outnumbered by a landslide, but Jaber had a plan. He ordered his troops to fight and retreat to a specific area, where they had prepared a surprise for the enemy. As the ikhwan forced continued to push the Kuwaitis back, Jaber ordered his camelry to fall back and the soldiers to do a fighting retreat.

The ikhwans' force of mainly camels began to trip and slow down, with some camels buckling and throwing their riders off. The Kuwaitis took advantage of the chaos and began firing, scaring the already damaged camels away.

What the ikhwan didn't know was that Jaber had ordered his troops to place medium-sized wooden spikes in the sand ahead of time. He knew he would be facing camels and might need to retreat. The spikes proved to be the perfect trap for the ikhwan, causing more chaos and confusion.

As the Kuwaitis continued to hold off the ikhwan, Jaber ordered his camelry to run to the nearest Kuwaiti water supply fort and bring reinforcements. Unbeknownst to the ikhwan, the fort was well-staffed with a small but well-trained militia that Jaber had stationed there to protect trade and water transfer.

The militia marched towards the ikhwan's position, bolstering the Kuwaiti forces. The now heavily reinforced Kuwaitis fought back with renewed vigor, forcing the saudis to retreat back to the border.

In the end, it was Jaber's cunning strategy that won the day. His plan to create a connected line of small forts and artisan camps had allowed him to centralize his state, strengthen his army, and outmaneuver his enemies. Though the conflict with Abdulaziz and the Saudi state would continue, Jaber's victory had cemented his position as a the second strongest power in arabia only outmached by the much stronger ottomans.
Chapter 2: Suspense

As Kuwait's influence and wealth continued to grow, Jaber saw an opportunity to expand his power and influence beyond the Arabian Peninsula. He recognized the potential of having a naval force to raid Persian ships and capture their goods, thereby weakening their main rival in the region. Jaber knew that building a navy was no easy feat, so he sought the help of naval officers from the Ottomans.

Jaber's request was welcomed by the Ottomans, who had benefited greatly from the increased trade flowing through the region. The Ottomans agreed to send their best naval officers to Kuwait to train their sailors and oversee the construction of new ships. After months of designing and building, Kuwait launched its first naval fleet consisting of medium-sized war dhows and smaller dhows used for skirmishing and light raiding.

Jaber's naval plan was simple but effective. The smaller dhows would scout out Persian trade ships, and if they were not protected by an escort, the larger war dhows would force the ship to surrender all its goods before being captured and refitted for war purposes. If the ship was protected, the smaller dhows would harass and lure the escort away from the ship, allowing the smaller dhows to board and capture the ship. The larger war dhow would then destroy any isolated battleships.

This strategy was incredibly successful, allowing Kuwait to capture valuable Persian goods and enslave their crew members. As a result, the Ottoman Empire's influence in the region grew, and the Persian Empire was weakened. The sultan of the Ottoman Empire was pleased with Kuwait's success and offered to send industrial advisors and city planners to help modernize the city. Jaber obviously accepted

With the arrival of the Ottoman advisors, Kuwait underwent a transformation. The city was in dire need of modernization, and the advisors had their work cut out for them. They started by organizing the city into neighborhoods, with each one having a central marketplace, a mosque, and a public bath. The streets were also widened and paved with stone, making it easier for carts and horses to pass through.

One of the biggest challenges the Ottoman advisors faced was finding a way to bring modern industry to Kuwait. They knew that industrialization was key to the city's growth, but they also knew that they had to start small. After much planning and discussion, they decided to build a small textile factory in the city.

The factory was the first of its kind in Kuwait, and it was met with both excitement and trepidation. The Ottomans brought in their best engineers and craftsmen to help build and run the factory. They also hired local workers to help with the construction and operation of the factory.

The factory was built on the outskirts of the city, near a small river. It was a two-story brick building with large windows and a tall chimney. The factory had a large spinning machine and weaving looms, which were powered by a waterwheel.

The Ottomans faced many challenges while building the factory. The biggest challenge was finding a reliable source of power. They had initially planned to use steam engines to power the machines, but they quickly realized that the technology was too advanced for Kuwait. Instead, they decided to use a waterwheel, which required a constant source of water.

The Ottomans also had to deal with the local climate, which was hot and dry. They had to find a way to keep the factory cool and dry, which they did by installing large fans and ventilation systems.

Despite these challenges, the Ottomans were able to build the factory, and it was a great success. The factory produced high-quality textiles, which were sold throughout the Ottoman Empire. The factory also provided jobs for many locals, who were eager to work in the new industry.

With the success of the textile factory, Kuwait's economy was booming. The high-quality fabrics produced there were in high demand all over the region, and merchants from other countries came to buy them. Jaber saw the potential of exporting these goods and used the money earned to invest in new industries.

The first factory to be built was a military factory that produced weapons and ammunition. Jaber knew that with the constant threat of invasion, it was important to have a strong army. The steel factory came next, using Ottoman materials to produce high-quality steel that was used in the weapons factory as well as in construction projects across the country. The third factory was for consumer goods, producing items such as pottery, glassware, and even furniture.

With the introduction of capitalism, Jaber saw the need for a new currency that was backed by silver. This brought stability to the economy and allowed for easier trade with other countries. Merchants could now easily exchange their goods for silver-backed currency, making business transactions much smoother.

However, not everyone was happy with these changes. Some of the traditionalists felt that the new industries and capitalist system were eroding their culture and way of life. Jaber had to navigate these challenges carefully, balancing the need for modernization with the preservation of traditional values.

As the new factories began to produce goods and the economy continued to grow, Jaber saw that there was still much work to be done.
Chapter 3: Flight

With the booming economy in Kuwait and the establishment of multiple factories, the city was reaching its limit. The smog from the factories had started to blot the sky, and Jaber realized he had to expand his territory to continue the growth of the economy.

He decided to march across and conquer Al-Hasa and Qatar, both of which were disorganized and tribal compared to Kuwait's military might. With the resources and wealth gained from these conquests, Jaber decided to focus on singular factories in coastal cities. He believed that these factories could not only provide more job opportunities for the people but also open up new avenues for trade and growth.

But as the cities grew, Jaber faced a major problem with the transportation of water. His old system of using camels to transport water from forts to cities and villages was no longer efficient enough. He knew he had to come up with a better solution, and that's when he thought of using pipes to transfer water.

Jaber quickly ordered the construction of a pipeline network connecting the forts, cities, and villages. The pipeline network consisted of large pipes made of metal and smaller ones made of clay. The water flowed from the forts to the cities and villages through these pipes. The metal pipes were used for long-distance transportation, while the clay pipes were used for smaller networks within cities and villages.

With this innovative system, Jaber was able to efficiently transport water and improve the lives of the people. The towns and villages thrived, and the people were happy with their newfound access to clean water.

Jaber realized that the clay pipe system was a game changer for Kuwait's expansion. The network of pipes allowed for efficient and fast water transportation, and it was cheaper to maintain than the old camel method. Jaber ordered the construction of a vast network of clay pipes to reach deep into Arabia. This allowed Kuwait to establish colonies in areas that were previously impossible to inhabit due to the lack of water.

As Kuwait expanded, it found itself bordering the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, which were ruled by the Al Nahyan family. Jaber saw an opportunity to expand his territories and make use of their wealth. He rallied his forces and led them across the border. The Emirates were caught off guard and quickly fell to Kuwaiti forces. Jaber annexed the Emirates and its neighboring states, which helped to further bolster Kuwait's economy.

The victory over the Emirates was easy compared to the war between Nejd and Kuwait. Nejd had previously underestimated the strength of Kuwait's military, and they quickly learned that they had made a grave mistake. Nejd made the first move, attacking Kuwaiti forces. However, Kuwait was well-prepared and had set up strong defenses. The war dragged on for a few days, but Kuwait easily emerged victorious.

The victory over Nejd boosted Kuwait's reputation in the region, and it attracted the attention of Oman, which was ruled by the Al Said family. Oman was a formidable opponent, and Kuwait's forces were struggling to gain any ground. Jaber knew that he had to act fast before Oman's forces became too strong. He called on the Ottomans for help, and they agreed to intervene to protect their vassals.

The war was intense, with both sides suffering heavy losses. The Ottomans' involvement turned the tide in favor of Kuwait, and they managed to annex Oman.
Chapter 4: The Great Revolt

As the Ottoman Empire continued to increase their influence in arabia, they set their sights on Yemen and parts of northern Arabia. The annexation of these territories angered both Kuwait and the Ottoman Viceroyalty of Egypt. Kuwait had been steadily building up its industrial base and army, and they saw the Ottomans' expansion as a threat to their own growth and sovereignty. As the ottomans had already promised kuwait all of arabia except the hejaz.

Jaber knew that he had to act fast if he wanted to protect Kuwait's interests. He reached out to Muhammad Ali, the ruler of Egypt, and proposed a plan to make the Arabs revolt against the Ottomans. Jaber's diplomats traveled to Egypt to discuss the plan in detail and to form a strong alliance between their two nations.
While the Ottomans were preoccupied with their war against Qajar Persia, Jaber and Muhammad Ali began to plan the Arab revolt. They knew that they needed to gain the support of the Arab tribes and leaders if they wanted to be successful. They began to send their diplomats and envoys throughout the region, building alliances and gaining support for their cause.
Meanwhile, Kuwait continued to build up its industrial base and army. They knew that they needed to be prepared for the coming conflict with the Ottomans. Jaber invested heavily in the construction of factories, mills, and other industries. He also modernized Kuwait's military, bringing in foreign advisors and experts to train his soldiers and improve their equipment.
As the planning for the revolt continued, tensions grew between the Ottomans and the Arabs. The Ottomans began to crack down on any signs of dissent, and the Arabs became increasingly frustrated with their rule. Jaber and Muhammad Ali saw this as the perfect opportunity to strike.
They began to send their agents and spies throughout the region, spreading their message of freedom and independence. They worked to create a network of supporters and allies, building the foundation for the Arab revolt.

The planning and preparation for the revolt was a slow and deliberate process, taking a year to come to fruition. But finally, the time had come. Kuwait and Egypt launched their attack on the Ottomans, with the support of the Arab tribes and leaders.
The Ottomans were caught off guard, and the Arab revolt quickly gained momentum. The Kuwaiti army, alongside the Egyptian forces, began to make significant gains
against the Ottoman army. The Arab tribes rose up in rebellion, attacking Ottoman forts and outposts throughout the region.

As the war raged on, the Ottomans found themselves fighting on two fronts. The war with Qajar Persia was still ongoing, and now they had to deal with the Arab revolt. The Ottomans were stretched thin, and they began to lose ground on both fronts. The failed greek revolt still took alot out of the weakened ottomans.
The tension and suspense of the war were palpable, with both sides suffering heavy losses. But Jaber and Muhammad Ali remained steadfast in their resolve. They continued to lead the charge against the Ottomans, pushing forward with their plans for Arab independence.

As the war continued, Jaber's investment in Kuwait's industrial base began to pay off. The factories and mills were churning out weapons and supplies, keeping the Kuwaiti army well-equipped and well-fed. The strength of the Kuwaiti army continued to grow, and they became a formidable opponent on the battlefield.
In the end, the Arab revolt proved successful. The Ottomans were forced to sign a peace deal that revoked the sultan's status as a caliph and made the ottomans lose all arab lands except for mosul and northern syria and lebanon.

However not all was well, the egyptians seized libya and have demanded the levant from kuwait. Jaber refused and the egyptians declared war, the egyptians initially did well until Jaber funded a massive revolt in sudan, The kuwaitis took advantage of the distraction and quickly pushed the egyptians out of palestine. The kuwaitis then launched a invasion of the sinai peninsula.

The egyptians purposley forced the kuwaitis the march across the desert before attacking them when they finally met the kuwaitis at sharm el sheikh. The egyptians beat the tired kuwaitis and pushed them away from the sinia. Until another kuwaiti division arrived and attacked the egyptians, and one more arrived, then another one arrived. Until the kuwaitis destroyed the egyptians.

Jaber had declared himself the caliph of islam and has declared jihad against the albanian kuffar rulers of egypt. The egyptians had put down the sudanese revolt but it took so much out of them that the wave of 200,000 thousand Kuwaiti soldiers marching towards cairo destroying any divison that they engage with is unstoppable. The local arabs revolted against the foreign leaders of egypt and muhammed ali was overthrown. Cairo was captured and egypt and libya has been annexed by the Sabahi Caliphate.

Kuwait demanded the beylik of tunis to be annexed and become autonomus or be invaded, they chose to be annexed. However egypt isnt the only country jaber plans to annex.