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von_Bock
Posted: Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:41:42 PM
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Name says it all

You may Pick 1 for a AAR that meets criteria (only 1 per week regardless of how many you make)

AAR Rewards are as follows
0.2 Inflation reduction (0.4 if AAR exceed's 1000 words)

20% census tax income of your nation (40% 1000words+) not valid if yearly income is 500+


+1 Merchant, Diplomat, Colonist or Missionary

1000+ Population to any province inside your own realm

-2 Badboy reduction

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"The pen is mightier then the sword and I just got defeated by both" Ryan W.
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Posted: Friday, December 12, 2008 1:32:00 AM
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here is the list for AAR and ontime rewards

AAR Rewards are as follows:

0.2 Inflation reduction (0.4 if AAR exceed's 1000 words)

20% census tax income of your nation (40% 1000words+) not valid if yearly income is 500+

1% production/trade efficiency (only for 1000+)

+1 Merchant, Diplomat, Colonist or Missionary

1000+ Population to any province inside your own realm

-2 Badboy reduction

+5 Prestige

Take a pick!


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Posted: Saturday, December 20, 2008 4:01:17 AM
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Castille started the session in disavantage. War was ravaging the lands, countless lives lost in the struggle to liberate aragonese people from french rule. In the start of the war, 30k soldiers were prepared and sent to aragon to defend the holy land. Unfortunatly for Kingdom of Spain, French masses, in a series of rentless attacks they were able to overwhelm the superior in quality Spanish troops. Even tho valient iberian nobles troughout the land tried to gather new soldiers and to resist in the mountains against the invaders, as they had done many times before when facing the invasion of the muslim hordes, they were not able to form the new asturias and therefor forced to run into spanish overseas possessions to plan the reconquest of the land.

Yet luck strikeed. France came to terms with the united allies and in the process gave up aragonese lands to the castillian crown.

Magnificent celebrations were held to remember those who had fallen in the great war, new chapells and more buildings dedicated to faith were built to ensure the greater glory of GOD and to perhaps gain its favour in future crusades. These celebrations were held in Madrid, the future capital of the kingdom. Thousands of señoritas well dressed danced in the streets, many more men were drunk, and yet the king could not stop worrying about the future of its people... they could be happy now with all the booze running in their blood, but how would they react if he decided to push further to regain roussilion back from France and possibly end up risking to be overtrown in the process? He said no, the kingdom had to unify iberia and look for other areas of expansion if it ever wanted to be a great house in europe once more.

A months later, plans were drawn for the invasion of Aragon and Portugal. If they wouldnt join iberia in their own free will, they would be converted by the sword! Portugal and Aragon combined had over 30k troops combined and since they were allied Castille would have to take them on as they were. Yet since castillian army was still rebuilding from the Great war, english help was in place in case it was needed. And so as the sun rised in the horizont, Castillian divisions crossed the Guadiana and the Aragonese mountains quickly sieging various towns while the main army drived with support corps in a pincer movement to encircle and crush the portuguese army in the area of lisbon. The portuguese soldiers were brave and fought hard for their independence but in the end, not even a portuguese Manstein could save the day, and they were therefor forced to retreat north. Portugal was overrun, and even tho their troops still put up some resistence, in the end Portugal and Aragorn were forced to peace and to give up large parts of their kingdom.

A few years later they were finnaly anexed. The king thought the moment was right and to ensure the land would always stay true to the king he proclaimed Castille as an Empire and himself as Emperor! To legitimate his new government, he satisfied the nobles that had previously set upon him to conquer Italian lands to make it Cores of the empire, and so he departed to the conquest of Napolitan land.

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Posted: Saturday, December 27, 2008 12:44:35 AM
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All inflation reduction...so 2 ontime rewards, and a 1000 word aar Big Grin

Fragile Peace

Peace is and always will be a fickle thing. A slight insult, a miscalculated expansion, a lack of strength, or an abundance of arrogance was all that was needed to break it. However fragile it was, it was used well, if perhaps with unsound expansions of both military and territorial. Its army was large enough bordering just nigh of 100,000 soldiers in peace, with reserves of 146,000 that could be called upon in a time of great need; the navy was a pittance of little more than some transports and outdated galleys. An expansion of the navy was begun for several reasons: the treasury had the gold to spare, France needed a larger navy for future wars, and to force its neighbors to the north to spend equally large amounts of gold to stay ahead in the game. And a game it was, the King knew well that France would not rival England on the seas even should it produce enough to outnumber them, England was bent upon being a naval nation, whereas France differed—it was and would always be a land orientated nation. England did stay ahead, but the French fleet was born out of this game, to the point that its fleet was the second strongest in the world; 50 big ships, 10-15 galleys, and 30 transports put its number above 100. At least should war have broke, the Imperial Fleet would not be an embarrassment when it sailed out to sea and onto to safer ports…
An Endless Sea of Sand

Egypt and the Middle East, what existed there but endless seas of forsaken sand dunes? Something must have been present there in order for its land to be put under French hegemony. For that is what happened. A deadly campaign, in fact it was the deadliest for France in its recent history, deadlier even than the various phases of the HYW. It was not that Egyptian troops were better equipped or better trained than French troops, but the sun and harsh environment were the true seeds of death to an army that had fought in only lush and green countryside since the Crusading armies of ages past. Was this another crusade, one meant to heal grievous hurts from defeats of the past, or was there something more to this? No answers really existed, but who would grill Louis Francois, King of France, and Holy Roman Emperor for answers, it had been said, had been written, now it had to be done.

50,000 French set out for Turkish lands, through which France had negotiated access for its armies. When all was, supposedly, prepared, war was declared on the Mamlukes of Egypt. Though this was a war against a Muslim nation, it still angered the great nations of Europe. Though most simply decried the action as wanton greed of land, the Cardinals from Castile used their power and position to compel the Pope to excommunicate Louis Francois. When news of this arrived in Paris, even the peasants living far from the palace must have felt the ground shake; such was the rage of, arguably, the most powerful man in Europe. A Godless man he truly was, but pretense had to be kept. Immediate orders were issued to prepare the Imperial Army of 50,000 to make ready for war and march to the fortress of Toulouse. Orders were also issued to draw up a force of 75,000 reserves. None tried to reason with the King when a rage such as this was ignited in him, to do so would have meant an instant death, and all valued their lives too much to so aptly have them ended. There was only one problem…the Nap sighed with England and Castile after the previous war. Should France attack and void it, there was a high likelihood that Austria and Milan would join in response to the breaking of it as well as to take advantage of a rather weakened France. Rages come and go, and this one was no different. It was argued to the King that pretense had been kept via the preparation of war, that the war itself was not necessary. Folly as this may sound, it worked in convincing Louis. Also aiding in this decision was the news from the war of the disasters taking place.

Incompetent leadership was leading to the deaths of countless thousands of troops. The Egyptian armies could not stand against the onslaught they faced, but rather after a few one sided battles choose to retreat to the interior lands in hopes that large amounts of the enemy would follow them. In haste they did, and in thirst they died under the relentless piercing of the Sun’s rays. A thirst that could not be quenched gripped those that ventured inland, and horrific was the scene when what little water there was ran out. So parched the throats were that lips cracked and bled until, dried, the blood congealed in lumps on the faces of the poor, pitiful souls that had been led astray. In this weakened state, small bands of the enemy rallied, grouped, and attacked. The Battle of Al Jawf seen an army of 32,000 slaughtered in what was the worst defeat that France had suffered for some time. Other less incompetence’s occurred too, but not as severe as those that led to Al Jawf.

Even Al Jawf could not turn the war for Egypt. Months passed before French troops reached the gates of Cairo, but upon reaching them, such an attack of merciless proportions was unleashed on all inside the city that rebels for the following centuries would use the Battle of Cairo as the excuse to solely hate every fiber of every Frenchman. Thousands of soldiers and civilians alike were slaughtered in the siege and the Battle that commenced; after all Louis Francois was in fact a Godless man who would not have to answer for his actions upon death. Such was the legacy of a Tyrant who ruled with nothing less than an Iron Fist, what would have come if he had lived long enough to make reality his other plans…
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Posted: Monday, December 29, 2008 2:28:06 AM
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3rd Spanish Gold War


Spanish Empress Catalina I had always had a fixation with precious metals, her ambition for wealth had caused wars with the tribes of northern Africa and the of the Nubian tribes of western Africa. After 20 years of no further acquisitions and the declining gold reserves. The Empress sought to seek treasures from far off lands long rumored to have more gold then all of Europe put together. Empress Catalina decided to fund her military to search for these mythical gold riches. After a few years of searching and minor disagreements with English colony of Westindiana they long sought after gold was discovered!

At the same time, the Italian Queen Lodovico Maria I was a fierce competitor of gold with the Spanish Empress. The most famous competition for the worlds gold frequently caused tensions between the two nations. Upon hearing of the Spanish expedition the Italian Queen Lodovico Maria I followed suit. The two expeditions unfolded simultaneously and small skirmishes were fought between the two as they both closed in on the mythical land. Italian spies with the Spanish expedition set sail on a small boat eventually picked up by the Italian expedition, the result was it allowed Italy to find the gold mere weeks after the Spanish. Both fleets raced violently home with news of the discovery for both the rewards of the great leaders as well as personal prestige of being the great explorer of the great land of Chichu.

The Spanish fleet got home a week before the Italian fleet reached home. The Empress immediately summoned her generals and also sought the English King Adolphus I recognition of the new found region for Spanish colonization in exchange for the full recognition of English control of Westindiana. The English King eagerly accepted the Empress’ offer as it would end his fathers dispute for the region and finally allow a prosperous English colony.



To accomplish the task the Empress summoned the Nations best General. He immediately compiled a large force of 17,000 Spanish regulars as well as a grand Armada. They set sail for the new world and 5,000 colonists who were eager to earn vast wealth and end the peasant lifestyle that they had been living for hundreds of years. The Empress gave all the soldiers and colonists 1 shilling of Gold for having the bravery to sail to a new place to help her empire grow and gain prestige.

The Armada set sail for the new world with the Eyes of Europe upon her. Little known to the rest of Europe was the Italian response, a smaller force was assembled in due haste and was actually able to set sail for the new world before the Spanish. The result was it gave Italy a chance to establish a colony and take the gold for themselves, leaving the Spanish to far from its supply lines to wage a war against the established Italian Colony. Italian explorer Fabrizio Alessandri led this ambitious adventure and was one of Europe’s most respected explorers who also had the respect and admiration of his own land, his experienced allowed the Italian fleet to reach Chichu a full month ahead of Spain.

However once the Italian planted the flag ashore they started to have a few strokes of bad luck. 2 of the Italian ships were so damaged from a Caribbean storm that many essential war supplies were lost. Shortly after landing a drunken soldier killed a local tribe chief causing a week long fued with the local populace before the Italian’s could assert its control. The whole time the Spanish fleet was sailing closer and closer to area.

Finally the Spanish Armada reached the northern shores and set its army ashore. The Spanish had the fortune of having a receptive relationship with the local populace due to the Spanish giving the natives free Alcohol and shiny metals so they could see reflections of themselves. They assisted the Spanish in setting up a chain of supply stations allowing the Spanish troops to march freely throughout the wilderness virtually with no problems.

Weeks into the two ventures contact was made between Spain and Italy and was actually quite peaceful. The commanders on both sides traded pleasantries and drinks, until finally a mutual agreement was signed by both parties to split the territory between them. News of this reached the shores of Spain shortly thereafter. The Empress of Spain was absolutely furious with the news that the gold would be shared with her rival. In a blind rage she had the messenger hanged publicly for bringing her the news. Empress Catalina by the end of the day had sent its generals news to wage war on the new kingdom of Italy and would accept nothing less then territorial rights to all of Chichu and a west African colony.

The war erupted with the sound of cannons in the Mediterranean sea, the Italians were caught offground as it was not expecting such a extreme response to the news. The new Italian state immediately rallied its forces in Europe for a decisive battle against the Spanish fleet!

Meanwhile in the dual colony of Chichu, news reached the Spanish first. As a result am ambitious young Major Afonso da Galiza led the Spanish forces to rapid victory. After 2 battles the Italians surrendered to the rather gracious demands of the Spanish, who allowed them to return to Europe with all there gains.

Back in Europe however, things were not going so well for Spain, once the immediate shock of the war ran out the Italians were able to mount a powerful naval drive to the Balares islands. The sheer size of the Italian fleet was enough to cause the cautious Spanish admiral to seek refuge in port. The Italians then proceeded to setup a blockade around Spain to prevent any foreign goods to reach and cripple Spain, forcing Catalina to accept the original partition.

King Adolphus I had been watching this develop with interest from the outset, and despite warnings of the strength of Italy. Empress Catalina decided to go against better judgment and start the war anyways. As the war started going bad for Spain the English King started to become concerned with what an additional rival in the region might do to its deal for recognition to Westindiana. After a few days of deep thought and after the pleads of Spanish diplomats, the English King decided he would help Spain lift the blockade and force a conclusion to the conflict.

The King summoned Admiral Edward Blake, a young noble officer who had lost his left hand in a accident onboard his fathers ship as a child. He was well known for his attention to detail and for his keen eye on noticing weaknesses for both his own and his adversaries forces. He was able to rapidly assemble the vast English fleet of 100 carracks and set sail for the bay of Biscay.

Early in the morning, the English fleet sailed undetected on the Italian ships blockading Bilbao. The Italians wisely chose to lower their sails and submit to English demands rather then fight a hopeless battle. News of the arrival of the English caused a slight panic in the Italian ranks, and as a result the Italian fleet immediately began assembling in the straight of Gibralter knowing it was the bottleneck of the Mediterranean sea.

By the time the English fleet had reached Gibralter. The Italians were able to assemble a vast fleet of 60 ships to oppose them. The battle opened up to the sound of 1,000 cannons! And both sides suffered as the battle erupted, the young Admiral Blake had decided to hold back 20 of his Carracks so when the battle became atrocious, he could send in fresh forces to hopefully tip the balance in his favor.

Hours passed and vicious fighting occurred on the decks of both sides as countless thousands of bodies floated on the water. As the battle wore on, the current in the straight slowly led the fleets out into more open waters. Blake took notice to this and immediately sent his 20 fresh ships to hit the northern side of the Italian fleet, which contained the most damaged and depleted Italian forces. What happened was a rapid routing of the Italian northern flank, the Italians wary of the rapid decline in combat power however were in for a surprise as another Italian force arrived on the horizon.

The Italians had 78 ships, the English 102. The battle was much closer then the numeric advantage would show. Both sides were afraid of making the vital mistake costing them the battle, while both sides knew they could not lose. For the English, they must break the blockade and allow Spain to conquer Chichu, for the Italians they could not lose the only thing keeping the Spanish out of Italy. Just as the day wore on and both sides were starting to lose morale there was one final strategic change of events.

The Cautious Spanish admiral hearing word of the large battle finally found the courage to set out to sea. His 40 ships sailed towards the sound of cannon fire. Towards the evening the Italian admiral received word of the arriving Spanish fleet from behind. He decided right then and there to make the decision to to save his fleet and abandon the battle. Unfortuneately because of the loss of sunlight and the confusion of battle, the Italian units engaged in battle did not receive orders to withdraw. Half of the Italian fleet attempted to flee leaving the other half at the mercy of a vastly superior English fleet.

Admiral Blake knew that once the Spanish fleet had arrived would more then likely cause the Italians to call it a day had made him consider his next move. He had decided to send 30 depleted (but not defeated) ships with extra sailors from other practically dead ships to sail towards the Spanish fleet to reinforce its position. They were able to reach the Spanish fleet just as the Italians were approaching. The ensuing result was 60 Spanish and English heavy ships engaged a withdrawing force of 40 depleted Italian Carracks.

Due to the darkness and to the fatigue of fighting a entire day the Italian admiral made his biggest mistake. He ordered his fleet south to his safe port in Oran. While the decision to flee was a sound one, He had left nothing to cover his retreat. The end result was the Italians lost half his ships to pursuing Spanish ships.

By the next morning Admiral Blake had no Idea what had truly transpired. He witnessed the waters littered in Italian ships and crews begging for mercy. The Honourable Admiral took the surrender and transported them ashore to be treated by the Spanish doctors. The final tally of the battle was 58 Italian ships lost, and 3 English ships lost. Although the battle was much closer then that would make it seem, the English fleet was badly depleted and forced to detach its force to sail to port for repairs. However the effect of the battle was decisive.

Italian diplomats had signaled its intentions of ending the war and conceded to the demands originally asked of it by Catalina. The Spanish and Italian diplomats met at Marseilles and signed the Treaty of Marseilles giving Spain control of all of Chichu and the Italian colony in west Africa. A great victory had been won by the Spanish forces with assistance from King Adolphus I.



However after the conflict, much of the glory of the war had been given to the Spanish forces, this caused great dissapointment and shame in the English court. As they felt like they had been the decisive factor in the war and were cheated of there glory, but in the end I guess glory fails in comparison to action.

Admiral Blake was knighted by a delighted Adolphus I and has since written books on his experiences in the days of his glory. He is however starting to slow down as he ages and last we heard his health has begun to start failing him.

The King of England and the Empress of Spain had renewed a friendship and secured stability in the once tense region of the New World. However the King cant help but feel slightly betrayed by its lost victory…


"The pen is mightier then the sword and I just got defeated by both" Ryan W.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2008 10:23:43 PM
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Spanish AAR

Empress Catalina I had always had a fixation with precious metals, her ambition for wealth had caused wars with the tribes of northern Africa and the of the Nubian tribes of western Africa.After 20 years of no further acquisitions and the declining of gold reserves, the Empress sought to seek treasures from far off lands long rumored to have more gold and slaves then all of Europe put together. Catalina decided to fund her military to search for these mythical gold riches. After a few years of searching and minor disagreements with English colony of Westindiana they long sought after gold was discovered!

At the same time, the Italian Queen Lodovico Maria I was a fierce competitor of gold with the Spanish Empress. The most famous competition for the worlds gold frequently caused tensions between the two nations. Upon hearing of the Spanish expedition the Italian Queen Lodovico Maria I followed suit. The two expeditions unfolded simultaneously and small skirmishes were fought between the two as they both closed in on the mythical land. Italian spies with the Spanish expedition set sail on a small boat eventually picked up by the Italian expedition, the result was it allowed Italy to find the gold mere weeks after the Spanish. Both fleets raced violently home with news of the discovery for both the rewards of the great leaders as well as personal prestige of being the great explorer of the great land of Chichu.

To accomplish the task the Empress summoned the Nations best General. He immediately compiled a large force of 17,000 Spanish regulars as well as a grand Armada. They set sail for the new world and 5,000 colonists who were eager to earn vast wealth and end the peasant lifestyle that they had been living for hundreds of years. The Empress gave all the soldiers and colonists 1 shilling of Gold for having the bravery to sail to a new place to help her empire grow and gain prestige.

The Armada set sail for the new world with the Eyes of Europe upon her. Little known to the rest of Europe was the Italian response, a smaller force was assembled in due haste and was actually able to set sail for the new world before the Spanish. The result was it gave Italy a chance to establish a colony and take the gold for themselves, leaving the Spanish to far from its supply lines to wage a war against the established Italian Colony. Italian explorer Fabrizio Alessandri led this ambitious adventure and was one of Europe’s most respected explorers who also had the respect and admiration of his own land, his experienced allowed the Italian fleet to reach Chichu a full month ahead of Spain.

Finally the Spanish Armada reached the northern shores and set its army ashore. The Spanish had the fortune of having a receptive relationship with the local populace due to the Spanish giving the natives free Alcohol and shiny metals so they could see reflections of themselves. They assisted the Spanish in setting up a chain of supply stations allowing the Spanish troops to march freely throughout the wilderness virtually with no problems.

Weeks into the two ventures contact was made between Spain and Italy and was actually quite peaceful. The commanders on both sides traded pleasantries and drinks, until finally a mutual agreement was signed by both parties to split the territory between them. News of this reached the shores of Spain shortly thereafter. The Empress of Spain was absolutely furious with the news that the gold would be shared with her rival. In a blind rage she had the messenger hanged publicly for bringing her the news. Empress Catalina by the end of the day had sent its generals news to wage war on the new kingdom of Italy and would accept nothing less then territorial rights to all of Chichu and a west African colony.

As the hostilities begun, cavalry forces hastly penetrated enemy lines, taking control of various towns as it went, effectivly spliting up Italian military presence in the area. As the south american spanish holdings were liberated from italian hands by the infantry, the cavalry spearheading the attack faced strong opposition from the italian forces who managed to repulse the spanish, and effectvily saving themselves from encirclement in what was known as the 1st Battle of Cuzco.

The spanish survivors withdrew to the shore, however the superior spansish quality allowed the brave 4k survivors of the battle of cuzco to reagroup themselves, effectvly holding the italian rentless attack just long enought to be reinforced by regular infantry that at the last moment won a victory for the the Empress in what was known as the 2nd battle of Cuzco.

At this stage most of the former Inca Empire was now back on its rightfull masters hands with only Cuzco still in enemy hands garrisoned by the survivng italian soldiers. The spanish cavalry effectvly cut any supply route leading to the sea(which was dominated by the spanish navy), effectvly further crumbling the italian morale.

In a final battle known as the 3rd Battle of Cuzco spanish armies fought a battle of encirclement as the starving and unsupplied italian troops were crushed by the full SEA(Spansih Expeditionary Army) in the city, decisivly securing the much needed gold mines.

Finally, the Italian navy, was crushed by the English navy with the help of the Spanish navy. The italian queen wisely sued for peace, wisely preventing italian pocessions from an 80k spanish grand armee invasion.

The war had taken its toll on the spanish economy, due to high war exaustion. This was due to the spanish navy weakeness and its incapability to beat the italians on their own. No more Catalina said. Soon a huge navy was comissioned, and a few years after the spanish navy was the second largest in the world, only 2nd to the english navy and their brave seamen.

Empress Catalina was pleased with the results of the war, she had secured more income for the empire, but more importantly, she secured the link from spanish marroco to spanish mali, therefor creating stronger empire.
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Chapter I: Prelude[/SIZE]
In the year 1518, the Kingdom of Holland was still being ruled by its Regency council. The country had not made much progress worth noting in history, and also managed to lose Zeeland to the French. The recent Royal family of Groningen had died out without leaving an heir to the throne. After a few years, under pressure of France, the Holy Roman Emperor And the Nation of Great Britain, the Nassau-Oranje line was established as Royal line of Holland. France seeking a more independant yet loyal Holland, guaranteed Holland from foreign agression, as did the British in hopes of loosening the French grip on the Dutch lands. In the minor years of Willem V, the Regency council decided to reform the country's internal domestic policy. The country became more orientated on free trade and old ideas of the Groningen Royal Family were abandoned. By craftfull banking, inflation rates also dropped by 4%. At the time when Willemn V arrived in Holland, a grand disagreement between the small Kingdom and the Great Britain arose. The Dutch wanted to be recognized as a new power and had great ambitions for this so called "New World", information gathered from Spanish and English explorers by the superior Dutch intelligence service. The Dutch claimed a vast area of the land in which they wanted to erect New Netherlands, a state 10 times the size of the motherland. The British rejected the idea stating that they would have hegemony over the Northern territories and would not allow any other nation to grab a piece. This discussion raged on for several months untill the Britsh ended with the line "we will see you on the battlefield". Realising that Britain was too much to take on just yet, Willem V (still in his minor years) adressed the council that they should take the lesser party of island further south. This plan was accepted by the council and later the British.
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Chapter 2: Rise to power[/SIZE]
By the time that Willem V was ready to rule, the state had already gained the astronomical monthly income of 100 ducats. Comparing this to France and Britain, a one province Kingdom was consithered extremely wealthy.
With much grandeur and prowess, Willem V was coronated in the Cathedral of Amsterdam.

Upon his ascension, Willem V started to colonize the area now known as the Caribbiën to the Dutch, with the help of the British. Often the British would build the foundations on the smaller Islands so the Dutch could enter without having to do much. The British nation received 40 ducats for every colony. In this time, Holland developped many monopolies in the worlds leading and lesser Centres of Trade. Fueled by the richness, the small dutch fleet of 1 cog and 2 caravels set sail to look for India. Once the fleet approached the south top of Africa, dooming flags rose up from the horizon. Pirates herrassed the Dutch navy countless times. Dutch seamanship proved very resillient and powerfull against the Pirates, every assault was beaten down. Unfortunately, the last group of pirates hit the fleet with tremendous ferocity and the Dutch were forced to retreat. In the retreat the fleet was hit by a storm, sinking all vessels. Johan Driesman, the admiral of the fleet received a monument on the town Square in Amsterdam for his brave voyage which ended so tragically.

[SIZE="4"]Chapter 3: Unrest in the Kingdom[/SIZE]
Several months after Willem V came to rule, the rich citizens of the Country demanded more rights to rule. In a very swift coup, not even seen or heard by any of the other European Nations, Willem V was deposed and the country reformed to a merchant republic where the merchant aristocracy made the rules. Chairman Johan Venlo took control of the country and started rebuilding the fleet. In the meantime, fueled by their victory, Dutch merchants began to earn so much that the national monthly income surpassed that of the French and British. New voyages were undertaken by the Dutch, discovering Asia, Indonesia and the former chinese shores, now under the control of Russia and the Mughal Empire. As fast as Eagles, did the Dutch merchants dive on these centres in an attempt to make a monoply. With much endurance, the merchants were able to seize the monopolies making the country even more richer. Here, a deal was concluded between the French and the Dutch. The Republic was to pay 200 ducats to France where France would cede them the province of Aceh on the island of Java. Here, the Dutch merchants founded the East India trading company which would soon come to rule the world, tradewise.


[SIZE="4"]Chapter III: Third richest in the world[/SIZE]
In 1523, the Dutch accepted Reformed as their new official religion. Around the same time, the French crown gifted the provinces of Brabant, Limburg and Zeeland to Holland, quadruppling its size. With size however, came the instability and mismanagement of the adminstration. Several rebels popped up, in the colonies and in the Homeland. The French were ver valuable in beating down every rebel that came onto the Dutch soil and the British kept the Colonies safe. A new deal was drafted between the Dutch and the British in 1524. The Britsh were to receive Barohonas in the Caribbean island realm to consolidate good relations. In return, Britain would govern Pirate fighting for the Dutch as the Dutch still had an impotent navy. In 1528 Amsterdam hosted the world first science fair. It became clear that Holland was the world leader on technology, on the sea, on land, in trade, in production and ways to rule. As a sign of this, the Dutch perfected their republic into an Administrative Republic, choosing Gerardus Jansz as their first President. Ten years later, the Act of Uniformity was passed in an attempt to draw more missionaries to Holland. Holland was facing religious diversity and although the country was very tolerant, the Christians in particular were not at ease with the Reformed government. The British proved fatal in defeating the Christians sieging Middelburg in Zeeland. The British here paved a wat for the Dutch to erect a small army of 6,000 elite Dutch soldiers. The technology and weapons of these soldiers was admired troughout Europe. Ten years later, the President of that term, Albert Appingedam, declared war on Brabant, a French fief. The new Holy Roman Emperor, Gelre was also drawn into war on the side of Brabant and France honoured its alliance with Brabant. Years in advance, the Dutch however had already achieved the French to join the war but not do anything to help their Fief.

The Future of Holland is yet uncertain. the country is devided in religion and culture and many prowl on the rich provinces. The colonial Empire is also far from stable facing orangist revolutionaries and Protestant Zealots. The only certainty is that Holland meets a golden fincome. the Latest headcount of the national income was 230 ducats per month. Being the smallest important state in Europe, and still being 4th or 3rd richest of the world, makes Holland a nation to remember in the annals of History.




[SIZE="1"]1100 words, inflation reduction. likely the last AAR that i will write unless something interesting happens. im also ver tired so pardon the chronology and grammatical errors :oo[/SIZE]

on time reward also inflation reduction, im just saying this because im always on time
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