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    Klagenfurt (OOC/Application)

    Dutchy of Arintar History The Dutchy of Arintar has existed in some form since at least the late 9th century and is considered to be the most illustrious of the Nine Dutchies in the Kingdom of Klagenfurt. Originally, under the Tyzenhaus family, the entire region was called not the Kingdom of Klagenfurt, but instead the Kingdom of Arintar as a testiment to the Conquerer-Kings of old Arintar who conquered the fertile valley and founded the capital, Colonia. Legend has it that the first member of the Tyzenhaus family clan was a distant noble hailing from further north, arriving in the strange land that would soon be his domain with one hundred heavily amoured knights. His name was Leopold Tyzenhaus, “The Conqueror”. Starting off in the north, he would make his way south demanding tribute and subjugation of every village along his path, burning those who opposed him. Eventually he woiuld stop after weeks of looting and fighting at the spot of Colonia. There he would equitably distribute his lands amongst his knights and feast for the entirety of the harvest season. The following year he would start construction of his magnifecent castle and his loyal retinue would start construction of their own at various parts around the river, dividing their farmlands with large wooden towers seen to this day. The following decades Leopold, “The Conqueror”, would tear down the local petty kings with their large peasant levies and light cavalry with his massed knights, growing to nearly two thousand foreign knights by the end of his reign, with more men coming down to his Kingdom of plenty from the north every year. By the time of his son’s death in the 10th century, Antonio Tyzenhaus had grown his domain to reach from the Northern Durrus all the way to the river Selle. The following years brought trouble to the dynasty. Years of inbreeding and several reoccuring plagues robbed the region of much of it’s wealth and a nearly succesful peasant revolt almost breached the walls of Colonia. A Morrean colony even managed to crop up along the delta and secure favourable trading rights with the Kingdom of Arintar, further crippling the Kingdom. During this time the court culture diverged from it’s northern culture as nobility from the eastern forests and southern Durrus intermarried with the Arintari and the previous nobility of the delta region were restored titles. The Knights of the Arintari would develop unique “Antler” charge formations and they would learn to wear long and pointy blades on their backs in the shape of shining, golden, stars. Even the old Catholic religion was beggining to wane under assault from the traditional religion of the Peninsula. One hundred years after the troubled times for the Kingdom and right before the coming of the rightful King, Prince Rupert, the Arintari Kingdom was at it’s height. Under King Jean Tyzenhaus the realm boasted five thousand “Bladed Knights”, ten thousand lighter cavalry, sixty thousand spear and bow levy, numerous siege machines, and hundreds of castles. The coming of Prince Rupert was a shock to the ruling Arintari family, now considering itself to be more of a more local and established sort, they fought hard against the Styrian invaders. Assembling along the Tiber pass after hearing news of a siege in the north, the grand army positioned itself wide along the mountain pass, with tens of thousands of peasants armed with slingshots and crude weaponry jeering the coming Styrians. The Great Battle of the Tiber was a week long affair. Both sides, composed of similar armies, at least fourty thousand men on each side faced off daily in a large melee where cavalry would charge the field. On the seventh day, in the rain, the Arintari army would camp, thinking it too rainy for any large fighting that spring day, but alas it was not so. The Styrian army under Prince Rupert would assemble and charge, forcing the Arintari to reply in kind. Finally, once all of the Arintari cavalry was commited including King Jean himself, half the Styrian knights under Prince Rupert would sneak along a hidden mountain pass and slam into the mass of peasant levy, leading to a general route. In the chaos, King Jean would be killed and so would the vast majority of the Arintari nobility. In the year following the successor, King Jean II would raise the remaining forcs that his father decided not to bring, but alas Colonia came to be sieged and to be spared, King Jean II bent the knee to Prince Rupert. For his father’s defiance, King Jean II was reduced to owning only the Hinterlands around Colonia, rather than his once great Kingdom. Ever since then Colonia has prospered and maintained it’s status as the largest city in the new Kingdom, slightly winning out over Klagenfurt. King Jean II married Prince Rupert’s daughter five years exactly after the battle and ever since the Dutchy of Arintar has been the King’s strongest bannerman. Even so, with only a boy on the throne after a frightful plague in Klagenfurt, the Dutchy has grown restless once again. Colonia Colonia is the largest city in Klagenfurt and a testemant to the wealth of the region around it. The city is home to a marketplace with capacity for sixty thousand people, several cathedrals and a large keep in the centre. The docks are filled to the brim with boats coming and leaving and going, and the city is surrounded by large walls, not the largest in Klagenfurt, but definitly enough to keep the city safe for years on end. The city is home to one university of some reputation and the Tyzenhaus family crypts. Every day between dawn and dusk the city is alive with farmers coming from all around to sell their goods in the grand city. Perhaps the greatest monument to the city’s greatness is the large privy council building located by the keep and protected by a second set of walls like the keep, even maintaining an overland bridge to the Duke’s own offfice. The council biolding consists of massive gold-rimmed chairs once made for the Dukes of Arintar. Outside of the council chamber lies the numerous trade guilds, smiths, fletchers, and more and is the beating heart of industry for hundreds of kilometers around. To the outskirts of the city lies a massive stable, the Duke’s stable, one of the largest in Klagenfurt it contains the Duke’s stallions and a place for tourneys to be held where the knights of the Kingdom can meet and Arintar can maintain it’s most prized corps of bladed knights. Colonia is truly the prized jewel of the central valley. Jean III Jean III is the current head of the Tyzenhaus family. He is a dashing young knight known to have won a recent tourney held in Colonia and the fortunes of his family, even after the most recent plague, seem to be doing fine. He is a Styrian Duke proud and true and considered most pious. He is however, yet to much make his mark on this word and has so far spent his reign throwing lavish tourneys in his homeland and travelling to Klagenfurt when the King demands it. Jean III has married the daughter to the Count of Havron, the man whose castle rests on a small triutary to the Selle and whose mines produce most of the steel to be made into horse shoes and sickles further south. With here he has had two sons and two daughters. The sons are both being trained and taught in Colonia’s university while also spending a fair amount per week practicing riding and combat in the royal stables. The daughters, while both being taught plenty of horseridding and attending the university, focus most of their time on courtly ettiquete and other such things. The Duke, while eager to further his family’s loyal reputation and fortunes, he also has ambitions to once again further the extent of his dukedom.
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    The Seven Years War: RP Thread

    Imperial Russia Russian Imperial Budget Overall Population: 21,500,000 (Increasing at 210,000~ yearly) Bellow in Rubles Total State Revenue: 20,514,285 (Increasing at 442,857 yearly) British Subsbidy: 1,500,000 Total Revenue: 22,014,285 Total Expenses: 22,870,600 (Increasing at 160,000~ yearly) Debt: 10,000,000 Expenses Breakdown Government Economic Activities: 4,572,000 (Increasing at 100,000 yearly) Imperial Army: 7,360,920 Imperial Navy: 3,154,680 Administration: 2,743,200 (Increaing at 60,000 yearly) Imperial Court: 2,971,800 (Increasing at 65,000 yearly) Debt Payments: 500,000 St. Petersbrug University Unnual Costs: 10,000 St. Petersburg University Startup: 60,000 (One time payment this year) Road Construction: 1,100,000 (One time payment for ten years) Ball Costs: 70,000 (One time payment this year) Novaya Rossiya: 320,000 (One time payment this year) 5,000 More men: 175,000 (Permenant upkeep) 5,000 More men startup: 200,000 (One time payment this year) The Great Ball From atop her throne, the Empress reads out a new Imperial Decree to a group of assembled men and women of court and numerous couriers. "To all whom it may concern, to celebrate the coming of the New Year, the great nation of Russia shall be hosting a splendid ball from the city of St. Petersburg. This should be one most luxurious event and it is hoped that our allies, and rivals, and other great families will come to celebrate and form marital ties with the illustrious Russian nobility." This announcement is puffed up by couriers who promise, rightly so, tens of thousands of bottles of exotic Spanish wines, along with mandarins and other such delicacies. The Russia nobility are given a strict dress code for this event to be of an especially high quality. Their dresses are to embroidered with diamond and gold and silver to match the wealth of the event. It is hoped by the Empress that this ball will attract significant amounts of foreigners to come to Russia, with an invitation being sent to every minor and major Christian nobility and royalty in Europe. Besides the great wealth of enlightenment they could bring, she hopes that marital ties and friendships developed could keep the correspondence with the Russian Nobility and westerners up for many a year to come. (Mod for minor nobility and royalty attending). Est Cost: 70,000 Rubles The Great Road The road is to be constructed from St. Petersburg to Moscow to the lands of the Don. The second road is to be constructed to Courland and Livonia. It is to be fully cobbled and four lanes wide. There are to be road maintenance posts manned by the army every ten miles. This is the decree set by the Empress and tens of thousands of troops and 1,500 conscripted stonemasons are sent to begin construction from St. Petersburg onwards. The project is thought by the Empress's top architect to take in excess of ten years. The stonemasons and the soldiers are sourced evenly from across Russia so as to not put too much strain on the nobility. (Mod). Est Cost: 11,000,000 Rubles Novaya Rossiya Empress Elizabeth, long annoyed by the lack of Russian colonies, sends dignitaries to Madrid to negotiate a colonial deal. After several intense months of negotiations, the Empress's Chancellor reports back to the Empress in front of the court. "Empress, the Spanish have agreed to help us settle the West Coast of North America and accept our claim on the land.", The Empress is delighted and applauds the success of her Chancellor. The Senate spends a month preparing the ships and men for the voyage, but they organise 20,000 Imperial Serfs and 5,000 soldiers (to be replaced in Russia by 5,000 raised). When the Colonists arrive, in the summer, they will land at Fort Ross (modern-day Seattle) and settle areas slightly to the south and all the way North so as to stretch over the entire area of the coast. They will quickly begin farming and getting food aid from the Spanish so as to survive the winter. But for now, a flotilla of 30 ships and 25,000 people set off through Western Europe and across Mexico to proclaim new land for the Russian Empire. (Mod). Est Cost: 320,000 (One-time payment this year for the ships and colonies) Est Cost: 175,000 (Permanent upkeep on troops) Est Cost: 200,000 (One-time payment this year for troops) Beginnings of Enlightenment To prepare for the upcoming ball, the Empress announces the creation of three new "Curraiser" regiments amidst heavy spectacle. These three regiments shall be made entirely out of the male nobility attending court for the season. Although some nobles are already increasingly annoyed at the cost of going to court amidst the strict dress codes and elaborate party requirements. The Empress pays no mind to such trivial complaints, and the three regiments are given parade grounds to march on and some Imperial Horses, although for the vast majority of nobility, they are required to pay for the horses and elaborate French amour themselves. Before important events, such as the New Years Ball, the Regiments shall parade through the streets of St. Petersburg to the sound of cannons and the Imperial Marching Band. The ranks of these new units shall be based on the wealth and nobility of said house. With the Colonels being of royal or very high noble connection. These new units shall train twice a year excluding parading in events. (Mod). With the new road comes new benefits and responsibilities, for provinces that take the most advantage of the road, excluding St. Petersburg, one 200,000 ruble subsidy is offered to start next year, for those that can make the most use of the road (Proportionally of course). Once the provinces begin seeing significant economic benefit from the road, they are required to pay for the maintenance of their section of road. Additionally, a new 10% tax on goods travelling on the road is unveiled. For passengers it is free, but they must give priority to the caravans, that is if the spacious room on the cobbled highway ever fills. (Mod). Est Cost: 200,000 Rubles The University of St. Petersburg is announced as the 3rd Academic building in the city. Foreign experts from abroad are offered large sums of money to make their home in St. Petersburg and teach. The University itself is large, constructed in elegant style with large arches and grandiose chambers for higher education to be discussed. (Mod). Est Cost: 10,000 (Permanent upkeep) Est Cost: 60,000 (One-time payment this year) Imperial Armed Forces To start off the years' important military events. Aleksey Bestuzhv-Ryumin, the Vice-Chancellor, went to Austria and conducted ceremonial visits and negotiations with the state. Upon his conclusion of affairs in Austria, and even Prussia, the Vice-Chancellor is sent with 8,000 line infantry and 2,000 Hussars to "oversee" Russian affairs in Warsaw and to make preparations for a Sejm to be held at his behest. Augustus III of Poland is asked to make a quick return to the capital shall he be in Saxony. (Mod). The Russian Naval Board makes a request for new ships to shore up the Russian Navy with rising naval power across Europe, however the budget for the year is already in deficit and they are told to wait for the next year. Diplomatic Activities Russia signs a border agreement with Spain in Madrid, stating the border between each other's American colonies is on the southern border of Oregon (modern day). For Polish letter see Imperial Armed Forces One Secret is signed between Russia, Prussia and Austria.
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    The Seven Years War OOC

    Wrong Place
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    The Bavarian Fever RP Thread (1947)

    Holy Roman Dominion War in Anatolia March 1st, 1949, after a long 8 years in the mountains of Anatolia from Trebizond to Constantinople, the last police forces leave Anatolia. The last troops to leave were the 44th Infantry Division, previously garrisoning the last Italian base in Southern Galatia, the last place in Byzantium where insurgent activities are still a fact of life, but after 8 years of back-straining work by Italians and Greeks, it seems a true Golden Age has erupted for the people of Anatolia, free of Turkish murderers and rapists. But this is not the end of Italo-Greek relations, one million Italians have settled in Greece and Anatolia and even though the soldiers have left, Anatolia will always stay close to the people of Italy Papal Tour After taking a brief 6-month break due to illness, the Pope continues his world tour. First, the Pope visits Mexico, visiting many charitable societies and diligently giving out masses to the people of Mexico. After the Papal visit, the Pope makes his way to both sides of the American Civil War, talking in each nation's capitals about the value of peace and a "moral way forward". The Papacy dispatches millions of tons of food and care packages to North America and additionally mobilizes tens of thousands of missionaries from across the Catholic world to help the American people in their time of crisis. (Mod). Chariot Racing To increase the popularity of Chariot Racing, two new events are added to bring in larger audiences. First of all, acting schools are invited to act out chariot racing operas. These operas will contain plenty of drama and intrigue, splitting and dividing the audience and encouraging participation. One such opera is set in the Roman Civil War with two charioteers masquerading as Ceasar and Pompey. Secondly, Tzykanisterion is brought back to the Hippodromes and rural fields everywhere. The sport which consists of charioteers with nets trying to move a ball into the enemy net might help the sport compete with games such as football. (Mod). Debt Interest After taking out a very sizable loan to pay for improvements in Italy and Spain, the Italian government announces the creation of the new Italian Foreign Trade Corporation. This is planned to be a large state-owned and backed import-export corporation. The first order of business is to import large quantities of cheap Anatolian grain and begin exporting it to America where a failed harvest is expected. The Italian government hopes to make back quite a lot of money over the years. (Mod). Holy Roman Dominion Military The Holy Roman Dominion’s Armed Forces continue with “Vision 1955” for the Federation. While the Navy and Airforce are neglected, for now, the Army is given the budget to pay for (within five years) enough equipment to poorly equip five million men for a two month period. Guns and artillery made in the late nineteenth century are bought up and put into large warehouses. (Mod). Spanish Affairs The Papacy begins working with the Spanish Government to increase the popularity of Church and State, Communism with Religion. The Pope himself even makes a speech about the matter while visiting Mexico City. (Mod). Research and Technology Several new laboratories and archaeological sites are paid for in a new series of research grants. (Mod for Tech Slot).
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    La Belle Epoque FRP {RP Thread}

    R I P
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    The Seven Years War OOC

    As the Russian player, I'd love to have a lot of people play characters. If I could have the head of the Senate and the army that would be great. Or even someone to command the soon-to-be Russian colonies.
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    La Belle Epoque FRP OOC Thread

    Country: FRENCH THIRD REPUBLIC Leader: JULES GREVY is the third President of the French Third Republic. He is the first true Republican leader of the Republic, known most prominently for his attempts at blocking the ascension of Napoleon III, he is a major figure in the Republican parties of France. As well as his obvious Republican leanings, Grevy has also served as Head of the Assembly and Chamber of Deputies. This leaves him as France's top politician and a man with a steady enough hand to lead his ship of state. So far Grevy has been known domestically for introducing free and secular education to France, as well as breaking up and selling France's crown jewels. In foreign policy, Grevy has pushed back against nationalistic revanchism and colonial expansion. Ultimately though, Grevy is most well known for his lax Presidential hand, vastly preferring a strong legislator. Recent History: HISTORY has recently treated France rather poorly. Defeated in the Franco-Prussian war, France finds itself economically recovered but weaker than it's German and British rivals. Having just recently dealt with an uprising in the form of the Paris Commune has not helped much either. But those issues are already fading into the background as France looks forward, domestically. Monarchist support in France has begun to die off and a Republican wave has struck the nation for the first time in several decades. Additionally, this is the age of modernization for the rural peasants of France: Standardised prices, department stores, investments, education, railroads and more. Another pressing domestic issue is the painfully slow separation of Church and State, which has caused a rift within France and with the Pope. This internal focus has led to a foreign policy generally dominated by a few key diplomats who are generally restrained. But still, General Anglophobia exists due to colonial and historical conflicts and at the same time, revanchism and worry towards the Germans is ever strong. France stands at a diplomatic crossroads, but for now, it looks inwards. Discord: PLEBIAN#7281
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    La Belle Epoque FRP OOC Thread

    Reserving France
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    The Bavarian Fever RP Thread (1947)

    Holy Roman Dominion Spain Joins the Holy Roman Dominion! Little less than two years ago it was Papal diplomatic will that caused the Spanish Republic to open up the churches and reject the immoral ban on religion. But in little time at all since, relations have increased steadily and after prolonged armament negotiations, Spain has accepted the Papal offer to join the Holy Roman Dominion. Spain is welcomed in loud applause at the Vatican where it is announced, the second communist nation to join the Dominion. This is sure to have a profound effect not only on the geopolitics of Europe but also the very makeup of the Holy Nation. Development Loan As part of the Dominion's annexation of Spain, a bill comes before The Council of Rome. This will allow each member of the Council to borrow slightly in excess of twenty-five billion dollars in the upcoming fiscal year. After being rubber-stamped by the Kingdoms, Spain and Yugoslavia also approve after little debate. The "Unity Grants" as they are known in English begin. Italy borrows 18 billion dollars to pay for the year’s projects. The Papacy begins the construction of several new railroads. The north sees three new railroads constructed in a circular like fashion and connecting to Rome, this means that supplies will no longer be constricted to just two major rail hubs in northern Italy. The south sees another two railroads constructed along the coastline. The American government graciously buys a 25% stock in the new railroad developments. (Mod for railroads). Along with the newfound railroad construction, the shipping industry is injected with money. The Ports in Reggio Calabria, Genoa and Taranto are expanded with Room for production of many a multitude of ships at a time. Even more importantly, naval facilities are upgraded for faster and more extensive repairs to damaged ships. The Port of Taranto is even expanded for carrier maintenance facilities. (Mod for Ports). Two new oil pipelines begin construction. To begin, the Trieste-Vienna pipeline begins construction to more efficiently export the Papacy's vast oil reserves to hungry buyers such as the ferocious German tank reserves. Secondly, an oil pipeline is constructed between Tirana and Belgrade to better supply the Papacy's Balkan market. (Mod for Pipelines). Lastly, the Papacy buys several thousand German anti-aircraft guns and installs them across Italy, Albania and Spain. Some additional installations remain hidden and ready to shoot down potential aggressors. Particular care is placed on the defence of ports and cities. (Mod for Air Defence). Spain in The Dominion With Spain joining the Dominion, many terms had to be agreed upon first. The sharing of intelligence, intense military cooperation, mostly open borders, no deficit spending, etc. But the most important and key of which is Spain now mandating weekly religious attendance to it's twenty-seven million citizens. This means that the Church benches are once again full and that morality has re-emerged in Spain. Large lines now line the confession booths and the Church accounts for this. Tens of thousands of "Black Nobility" are sent from Rome to the Church administration in Spain where a massive logistical operation takes place to integrate the Church into the life of the Spanish. Catholic schools and hospitals pop up in the hundreds. (Mod for the Church in Spain). The Papacy, doing its own part, sends billions of dollars to Spain in efforts to modernize the country. RADAR, port construction, subsidized oil export and other measures are used to boost the Spanish government as it joins the HRD and incorporates itself into the economy of the HRD. (Mod for Improvement in Spain). The Italian Federation for Chariot Racing (IFCR), a crown corporation, begins the construction of new Hippodromes across Spain, and even some new ones in Italy. The sport, trying to appeal further to the Spanish people, adds "bullfights" to the equation where two charioteers armed with Javelins must kill the bulls released into the Hippodrome, or be killed. (Mod for Chariot Racing). Ferrari, subsidized by Italy, opens up a factory in Barcelona. (Mod). Italy commits itself to help pay for the long-term improvement of the Spanish navy and port facilities. This being a longer deal, it is not paid for with the Unity Grant money. Lastly, a large military parade is delivered at Valencia, where the multi-nation army marches through its streets and the Spanish and Papal navies give salutes by the harbour. The day is marked in celebration. Papal Diplomatic Tour Involvement in Spain has not deterred the Pope from going on a worldwide diplomatic tour in which the Papacy promotes faith, peace and goodwill. The Pope visits every major city in Italy, the Balkans and Spain before heading over to the Roman Empire to inspect Constantinople and the remaining Papal soldiers in Central Anatolian bases. While the Pope is in Constantinople the Papacy issues an official statement of support, encouraging investments in “our brothers”. Not done just yet, the Pope visits France, the UK and Germany heavily promoting Catholicism and a de-escalation of conflict. (Mod). The Papal Carrier Plane sits in a Parisian airport by July, the Pope plans on an Americas tour. Holy Roman Dominion Military The Holy Roman Dominion’s Armed Forces announce “Vision 1955” for the Federation. It imagines Alpine and Pyrenees forts protecting the north, a large reserve with plenty of stockpiled equipment, a navy capable of dominating the Mediterranean and an air force large enough to establish air superiority and launch attacks with a large bomber force. The vision imagines sparing use of Jet Aircraft and new, expensive equipment, but extremely large stockpiles of second-rate equipment. Although progress on this plan has yet to begin for the most part, and more acts as a blueprint for future actions, construction on Alpine forts begin. (Mod). The Papal Navy, as part of vision 1955, announces the construction of 2 New Carriers and 4 New Battleships. (Mod). The Papacy begins a large program of selling equipment to the Spanish Military, providing income and improving the HRD’s self-defence capability. Annexation of Greenland After much negotiation, the Papacy agrees to buy the territory of Greenland and incorporate it as both an overseas autonomous region of Italy and as a veto-less member of the Council of Rome. The Papacy agrees to pay Denmark 2 million rifles, several thousand machine guns, AT guns and AA guns. Additionally, 50 million dollars are provided. Agreements are made barring development on sacred sites across 50% of Greenland. Additionally: Greenlanders must be trained up and represent 40% of the workforce on any mineral exploitation project, Greenland elects its own Prime Minister, Greenland sets its own taxes, foreign troops in the country may not exceed ten thousand and Greenland can control its own immigrant intake. Papal Research Naval research takes precedence this turn, research is put into a new model destroyer, heavy cruiser and light cruiser. Emphasis is put onto extensive torpedo firing abilities, sensors and room for future installations. New model ships are shared with the GPP. (Mod).
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    The Bavarian Fever RP Thread (1947)

    Holy Roman Dominion The 5th Council of Berlin Italy continues holding councils that no one goes to ? Diplomatic Relations Italy talks to no man. Internal Affairs Everything in Italy is perfect. Papal Research The Papacy begins trying to increase the amount of research done in Papal Institutions by the rural population. (Mod for Research Slot). Research is put into a new and modern carrier to serve as a large capital ship. (Mod and shared with the Pacific Alliance). Research is put into a new an large battleship to serve in carrier groups. (Mod and shared with the Pacific Alliance). Italy rushes a post in 5 minutes. (Mod).
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    The Bavarian Fever RP Thread (1947)

    Holy Roman Dominion The 4th Council of Berlin Protestant support for Church unification has so far been stagnant, with the Protestants still clearly against a "corrupt" Church. So, to make the Protestants open up to their Catholic brothers and sisters, the pope offers concessions. The Pope offers to end Papal indulgences and continue to ban the sale of them, as well the Pope is willing to let a group of Protestant Ministers in to investigate the inner workings of the Church and determine how to fix it and remove corruption in the eyes of God. (Mod for unification). Diplomatic Relations The Papacy, after being approached by the Americans, decides to join the Pacific Alliance (despite not having any land in the Pacific). The Papacy agrees to a defensive pact, economic support form the Americans and spearheads a technology sharing program. Papal Officials actively support the idea of an American Union State, stating that it would help form Catholic community. (Mod). Being a part of the Eastern Block, the Papacy opens up its own shops and factories in the area at the cost of a few million dollars. Combined with these is a small mission that offers religious guidance as part of the business (Mod for the profitability and religious effect). Internal Affairs Football has recently shown a rather poor fortune for the Italians, to focus away from such defeats a new Global Chariot Racing Commision is formed to host an International Chariot Racing game every year in a city that has applied to host it, starting with Rome. (Mod). The new prison system is immediately rolled back and an apology is issued for the mishandling of the whole issue. Prisoners released early during this time are given back their original sentences and taken back in. Following investment from the Americans, the Papacy begins working on lifting poor agricultural areas of Italy out of poverty and into the 20th century. (Mod). The Papacy begins a renewed push towards the mining and oil industry now that the initial craze over oil in Libya and Somalia has hopefully died down. (Mod). Papal Research The Papacy begins trying to increase the amount of research done in Papal Institutions. (Mod). Research is put into new electrical appliances to help consumers in prosperous Italy, specifically, the "microwave". (Mod and shared with the Pacific Alliance). Research is put into a new and modern fighter-bomber. The Papacy plans for this to be the last mass produced plane before the age of the Jet fully hits. (Mod and shared with the Pacific Alliance).
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    The Bavarian Fever RP Thread (1947)

    Holy Roman Dominion The First Councils of Berlin With the Schisms of East and West mended the Pope and his new right-hand man, the Arbiter of the Eastern Rite, begin looking to Germany where religious tension recently began boiling. The Pope and his archbishops begin regular movements towards Berlin to look towards mending the Catholic and Protestant religions into a new religion, named, "Christianity". The rapidly emerging priesthood in Germany is asked to help their fellow brothers into the united faith under god and with the rest of Europe and the world. (Mod for unification). Diplomatic Relations After multiple efforts at diplomatic wrangling, the Pope successfully meets with and obliges the Spanish Government into allowing the people of Spain to practice Catholicism freely. The Pope is purported to have even called up Stalin in his dispute with the Spanish Communists. This is hailed as a major public victory for the Papacy to prove to Catholics that the Papacy stands behind them. (Mod for public relations). The Papacy begins sending priests to missionize both India and America. In India, the small Assyrian community is where the firsts priest land and begin on their journey to missionize the subcontinent. Surveys are made to question the conditions of India, and where the Church can specifically provide aid and work their way into the communities. In America, the Church focuses on the broad appeal of Christian unification. (Mod). Lucie, the now famous young Italian orphan who started a global Catholic Charity for Orphans, makes a world tour, heading from Japan and Brazil to across the rest of the world. The Church and Papal State begin working with Lucie to raise global orphanage standards and general education standards. (Mod for increased standards and Papal/Lucie's Image). Barring no substantial protests are made by the Papacy's friends, the Holy Roman Dominion accepts the invitation and joins the Eastern Block. (Mod for the economic effect). The Papacy buys and continues buying and standardising foreign equipment. Notably the AK-47, and some French anti-aircraft guns. The Papal Military now looks towards the aquisition of new Soviet APC's. Internal Affairs The Holy Roman Dominion is in a Golden Age. Catholicism expands across the globe meaning more and more tourists arrive each year to visit the holy sights. Low tax rates and aggressive decentralization have led to rapidly increasing prosperity and Italian factories have blossomed. The unification of the East and West has led in part to Papal troops departing long stays overseas to return home, the Pope has been known to call Italy "the heaven before heaven". With the increasing wealth of the HRD, the Pope is known to take long vacations and he knows encourages the people to do the same. Pending approval from the council, the number of holidays is increased and the people of Italy begin to adopt more hobbies to take up the time. (Mod). The Papacy, with its Greek compatriots, moves forward with a joint museum in Bari on their joint histories, starting from before the birth of Christ in less enlightened times to the paradise that we now live in. (Mod). The Papacy encourages a new relaxed and rehabilitation centre'd prison system. Less time in prison is emphasized in exchange for higher quality of life and more attempts at getting prisoners into programs that will help them get a job and prepare them for the outside world. (Mod and get Tito's approval). With the success of the beautification of Rome, beautification is expanded throughout Italy and Yugoslavia to turn the streets around the country into real scenic and enjoyable areas. Beautification comes not just down to better maintenance and parks, but also down to the industries in the cities. Factories and grain mills are gradually moved outside in favour of beauty shops and flower stores. (Mod). Papal Research The Papacy begins researching two new technologies this turn. One new model submachine gun: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FNAB-43. (Mod). And one new model rifle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fucile_Armaguerra_Mod._39. (Mod). The Papacy begins researching a new model bayonet. With the latest one in production developed in 1893, it is in need of a revamp and this one is planned to be light, small and effective. The age of the automatic weapon may be upon us, but the age of the bayonet will never end. (Mod).
  13. SuperKeziak

    The Bavarian Fever RP Thread (1947)

    Holy Roman Dominion The Last Council of Rome Archbishops and Bishops and Priests from the Catholic and the Orthodox meet one final time in Rome to discuss the finalities on mending the schism. The schism, with all things going according to plan, will be officially mended in Rome on Orthodox Easter, 1946. The finalities are worked out, with some of the minor details favouring the Orthodox, but ultimately the Archbishop of Constantinople shall rejoin the Catholic Church subordinate to the Pope, but higher than other Archbishops, being closer to God. (Mod). With the Borroni surrender being a fake, Papal snipers continue to hunt the mountains for the fascist menace that is Luigi Borroni. (Mod). Diplomatic Relations Celebrating friendly relations with the Americans, the Pope cuts the ribbon on a new park in Outer Rome called "Long Park". The park is very long and winding with multiple fountains, managed forests and a large statue of Huey Long in the centre. Throughout the park, benches and busts are transcribed with the words "Every man is a king" as per Huey Long's famous saying. Internal Affairs To help with the mission to civilize Lybia, a new railway line is built from either end of the colony, with connecting lines to important oil centres and towns. With the opening up of the "Wild West" of Italy, missionary's are sent to convert the local Muslim and Berber populations. (Mod). Building on previous experience with marine biology, the Papal Antarctic Expedition is launched to research Arctic biology and others such things that can be gleaned for the coldest reaches of the earth. The expedition includes 10 full-time members including 2 Nuns which swells to 85 in the summer months. (Mod). Papal Research The Papacy begins researching two new technologies this turn. One new model flamethrower and a 1945 infantry grenade kit. (Mod).
  14. SuperKeziak

    The Bavarian Fever RP Thread (1947)

    Holy Roman Dominion Ministry of War The Ministry of War decides on January 1st to begin pulling Papal troops and crusaders out of Anatolia in a fazed withdrawal plan, with the last Papal division planning to leave mid-1949. The Papacy, in a cost-saving measure, cuts half a million soldiers from the Papal army, this follows a general trend in military reduction as the communists in Turkey has been repulsed. The Templars, long forgotten, are reinstated as a small order occupying parts of Anatolia. The last fascist sniper in the Alps, having survived for years raiding local villages and hunting, has finally surrendered. Delfino Borroni, with over one hundred and forty-eight kills, has decided to give up the fascist cause and join the Papal Army, seeking to amend his sins. This is heavily espoused by Italian press and this is seen as a major propaganda victory for Italians, seen as the end to the overthrow of Mussolini and the Papacy's subsequent military ventures. (Mod). Repairing of Relations With the tarnishment of Papal influence in Greece and Germany with widespread distrust in the Holy Roman Dominion, the Papacy begins to take matters into its own hands by increasing the amount of charity work done and releasing streams of propaganda. This propaganda focuses around heavily promoting "miracles" and other such kind events done by Catholic Priests throughout both nations media. (Mod). In Greece, it is hoped the fazed withdrawal will calm tensions and the Papacy also begins small-scale funding to rebuild Christian churches throughout Thrace and Anatolia. Papal fanatics also begin settling down in Anatolia, a gesture of good faith and likely to create an elite class of armed Catholic farmers in the rugged countryside of Anatolia. (Mod). Diplomatic Relations Several thousand tons of food and humanitarian aid are sent monthly to Bulgaria by the Catholic Church, the Papacy, and it's supporters. Along with the aid, priests are sent to offer moral and religious guidance in these times of war for both sides. (Mod). Missionizing in the middle east increases in a new push by the Catholic church to spread the Catholic faith to the Nile. Thousands are dispersed to begin the conversions. (Mod). The Papacy pushes for chariot racing to be added as an Olympic Sport. (Mod). Britain is given a base near Taranto in Italy to aid in their current and future endeavours in the Mediterranean. Internal Affairs To help existing legislation on tax shelters and because of heavy corporate lobbying, foreign nationals who spend more than five hundred thousand dollars in the HRD are offered citizenship while their previous tax-friendly policies are still allowed as first generation wealthy immigrants. (Mod). The Papal Nuclear Fallout Shelter Program now equips all civilian class fallout shelters with maps to the nearby army storage facility. These storage facilities will come equipped with more food to handle a nuclear winter, and water filtration systems. (Mod). Ecclesiastical Latin is made the new primary official language of the HRD (on Tito's approval, otherwise just Italy) and all school children are given courses. (Mod). Papal Research The Papacy begins researching a new model of anti-aircraft gun according to specifications provided: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannone-Mitragliera_da_37/54_(Breda) (Mod). The Pope personally orders research to begin on "Miracles". With science leading progress forward, the Papacy would like to see some link between science and the faith. This research aims to create "magic". (Mod).
  15. SuperKeziak

    The Bavarian Fever RP Thread (1947)

    Holy Roman Dominion Crusade in Anatolia Critical Song: youtube.com/watch?v=_FdnA4SyYzE Pope Pius XII calls for a crusade for Anatolia among all Christians, to finish driving the invading infidel from the lands of the pious and holy, citing the genocide and massacre of the peaceful Greek populace. Famously, Pope Pius quotes Pope Urban II. "What shall I say of the abominable rape of the women? To speak of it is worse than to be silent. The kingdom of the Greeks is now dismembered by them and deprived of a vast territory. On whom therefore is the labour of avenging these wrongs and of recovering this territory incumbent, if not upon you? You, upon whom above other nations God has conferred remarkable glory in arms, great courage, bodily activity, and strength to humble the hairy scalp of those who resist you." "Therefore I say to you that God, who implanted this in your breasts, has drawn it forth from you. Let this then be your war-cry in combats, because this word is given to you by God. When an armed attack is made upon the enemy, let this one cry be raised by all the soldiers of God: It is the will of God! It is the will of God!" With the call for a crusade, the Papacy calls for fanatical and loyal fighters to join a new armada being assembled to head to Anatolia. With a strict personality check and rigorous training, not all will be accepted on the critical journey, but the Papacy still hopes to recruit some 200,000 fanatical soldiers to send into Anatolia to drive off the invaders. (Mod). The Papacy denies allegations of any atrocities or "Satanism" within the Papal intervention. The Papacy prints an official statement describing this in all major HRD newspapers and the priest that fled to Switzerland is excommunicated. (Mod on public image). Diplomatic Relations The American Embassy in Rome is restored by the Papal Government. The Papacy, upon invitation, visits Washington. The Papacy funds the construction of a new, and massively enlarged hippodrome in Constantinople. With the surrounding streets covered in rubble, there is newfound room to expand the stadium and it is hoped that this will raise the morale of the Greek citizens in their time of need. (Mod). Chariot Racing booms as the winner of the "The Great Contest" turns in a tense win for the small Italian, Angelo after his strong posture and tight turns consistently beat Robert's tired horses. Inspired by the competition, the Papacy offers to help fund a new Hippodrome in Nigeria with Robert being asked to assemble a new team for next year to hopefully put up strong competition to the well funded Italian racers. (Mod for sponsorships helping turn the sport big and Robert's team). Germany is given a 15% reduction in chromite and oil prices for the next 6 years. This being given in return for the use of military equipment. (Mod affect on Germany). Internal Affairs Slowly but surely the Papal Government, with lots of help from the municipalities and companies that want a hippodrome, begin building them across Greece. Tito is even encouraged to help build them throughout the Balkans if they find popular, as a way to unite the HRD in the sport. (Mod). The Papal Government slowly amasses large reserves, preparing for future financial difficulties that might arise. With it being thought that oil in the Papacy is basically tapped for the moment, natural resource experts move into different fields like iron, copper and gold mining and begin exploration. (Mod). Making a deal with Germany, the Papal Army makes 6.3-inch mortar standard issue with a mixture of licensing and imports coming from Germany helping their industry reap large profits. It is to be noted though, that Germany only sells them on a harsh no-reselling policy. (Mod). The Councils of Rome For the duration of the ongoing crusade into Anatolia, the remaining councils of Rome and are put on hold. Ministry of Research The Papacy begins research on an industrial crop and wildlife killer. (Based on: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_Orange - Ahead of time). (Mod) The Papacy begins research on a new model medium tank, not to replace the Italian model Tiger held in high regard by the Pope. (Based on: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_M16/43). (Mod)