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In Progress Let's Play Kaiserreich: New Mongol Empire

Discussion in 'Codex Playground' started by Cassidy, Apr 5, 2012.

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This poll is redundant considering you're all going to vote for Georgia, but anyway:

  1. Austria

    3 vote(s)
    11.5%
  2. Bhartiya Commune (Syndicalist India)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Canada

    2 vote(s)
    7.7%
  4. Delhi (AKA Pakistan + a piece of India)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Georgia

    3 vote(s)
    11.5%
  6. Libya (PS: Gaddafi was born in 1942)

    3 vote(s)
    11.5%
  7. Mittelafrika

    2 vote(s)
    7.7%
  8. Mongolia

    10 vote(s)
    38.5%
  9. National France

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Ukraine (Banal, shit, boring)

    3 vote(s)
    11.5%
  1. Cassidy Arcane

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    1. Re-rise of the Mongol Empire
    2. Fear the Horde again!
    3. Mongolian Art of War
    4. Between the Bear and the Dragon
    5. A large army of scared peasants is no match for the Glorious Horde.
    6. Mongolian Winter Offensive
    7. Return of the Golden Horde
    8. PAX Mongolica
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    While everyone and his dog is LPing Crusader Kings II, I think I'll stick to mods for Darkest Hour and now I decided to do it again, though hopefully this time, as I'm using all the most up to date versions of the mod and game for it, there won't be any issues because of poorly built events or whatever.

    Although I was going to jump straight to more lulz on the most important European country outside Europe as I predict it will once again become the most voted option, I guess I should let you choose instead.

    Once again, the descriptions of the mentioned countries in the poll.

    Austria

    Although Austria was on the winning side of the Weltkrieg, the war’s main impact was to reveal the Empire’s significant weaknesses and utter dependence upon Germany. Over the course of the 1920s one disaster followed another: the Emperor Karl died in 1922 causing the throne to pass to his 10 year old son Otto. Austrian industry collapsed in face of competition from German manufactures, while the quarrels of the Czechs and ethnic Germans in Bohemia nearly pushed the Empire into civil war. Finally, the humiliation of having to call in German mediation to resolve the deadlock of the Ausgleich negotitions in 1927, which resulted in the concession of autonomy statutes given to Bohemia and Galicia, seemed to signal the end of Austria as a Great Power. However, many feel that there is new hope for the Osterreich - now that the Emperor Otto has come of age and the terms of the ‘Great Compromise’ are to be renegotiated at the 1937 Ausgleich next year. Could this be the time for Austria to throw off her shackles of dependence on Germany and reassert the power of the Habsburg dynasty over her Empire?


    Bhartiya Commune

    In the aftermath of the complete collapse of British control over India it was the syndicalist movement in that was first to act. Inspired by the revolutions in Britain the Bhartiya Commune was proclaimed in Calcutta on the 19th of October 1925. However, the reality of the situation was not so simple. While the British garrisons were being withdrawn to the northwest (to what became Delhi), many other groups remained to oppose the new state. It was not until 1927 that the Bhartiya Commune was in a fairly stable and cohesive state at a local level, by which time two other large Indian states were already firmly established.Faced with deadlock in terms of expansion the government of the Bhartiya Commune chose instead to look inwards temporarily, rooting out 'imperialist sympathisers' and trying to repair the damage caused by the chaos of revolution. The Bhartiya Commune was also keen not to act too belligerently lest she incur the wrath of Germany, who was by no means pleased with the existence of yet another radical regime.In the early 1930's the Bhartiya Commune began to take a more ‘outwards-looking’ stance once more. Although she remains unwilling to risk a large scale war immediately, Bengali foreign policy is instead aimed at supporting syndicalist movements in her neighbours with the aim of agitating revolution and the political collapse of those states. By 1936 there is evidence that this strategy is beginning to bear fruit in Indo-china and in Delhi, and the Bengali army stands ready to capitalise on the chaos which might ensue.


    Canada

    Canada saw a quick economic rise through the combined impacts of the transcontinental railroad (completed in 1885), shipping, industries and settling in the West. The dominion supported Great Britain during the Boer War and the Weltkrieg, but due to her remote location she was able to avoid serious penalties in the resulting peace, and Canada seemed set to continue as she always had. However, when the collapse of royal and parliamentary authority in Britain in 1925 resulted in the royal family and central government of Britain fleeing to the country, Canada has been set down a different path.Slow industrialisation funded by the old families of Britain and the maintenance of trade links to the US have allowing it to avoid some of the economic decline seen in other nations outside German influence. There is some dissent growing amongst the Canadian population about the presence of the British exiles increasing political dominance and the fixation of Canada bending towards being the means towards their aim of ‘liberating’ Britain. The spread of such sentiment has however been slowed by propaganda against the left and encouraging a strong and restored Commonwealth, seen as a means of returning to the economic and political securities of the 19th century.The political situation with regards to the newly created Union of Britain remained tense over the next decade but neither side was prepared or able to escalate matters into open warfare. By 1936, however Canada's navy continues to grow rapidly in strength, and some amongst the Royalist faction are beginning to suggest that the time has come for direct measures to retake the Home Islands. With the possibility of this being a feasible goal growing with each day, war seems inevitable.

    Delhi

    In 1925 the syndicalist revolution in Britain precipitated the collapse of the British Empire, the constituent parts of which were rather abruptly left to find their own way. In India a combination of princes, rajahs, nationalists and syndicalists started to fight for the control of the sub-continent. Realising the impossibility of these tumultuous events being resolved favourably for the Empire, Governor-General Isaacs chose to create a free nation in the northwest of India under his leadership in the hopes that some day the Royalists would return to Britain and the Empire be restored. The move received harsh criticism from some, India as a united colony was after all was still considered ‘the Jewel of the Empire’, but the Royalist government in Canada realised and accepted the necessity of the move in keeping a hold of the sub-continent.The new state of Delhi has thus remained in a close partnership with Canada and her allies of the former Entente, and it was agreed that in order to appease the local population Andhaira Muhammed Shuja Al-Mulk should be placed on the throne as Prince of Delhi, to be advised by a mixed group of Indians and British advisors. In the decade since its formation Delhi has struggled to consolidate her position in India, clearing out several of the smaller regimes that had sprung up, and maintaining a strong front against the syndicalist forces in the Bhartiya Commune. However while Delhi remains strong against external threats, internal divisions are widening. Political clashes concerning national vs. regional power are resulting in a polarisation of political life, manifesting in the Sanghavadi and Rashtravadi Parties. Unless action is taken this political infighting may end up tearing Delhi apart from within. The road ahead for Delhi looks difficult no matter what course it steers.

    Georgia

    The modern state of Georgia was established under the terms of the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, and during the ensuing chaos of the Russian Civil War she emerged as a Menshevik stronghold, firmly establishing a potentially grave threat to White Forces in the Caucasus and Don-Kuban region who were only just beginning to regroup. However, the Georgian leadership quickly declared their new country's neutrality in the Civil War, and unwilling to risk a potentially disastrous conflict in the mountains of the Caucasus, especially when the Bolsheviks still held the Russian heartland, Kerensky and the Generals were content to leave the small state alone for the time being. A Popular Front of native Mensheviks, small groups of Bolsheviks, and Social Revolutionaries quickly emerged, and went to work building a new form of 'Caucasian Socialism' under a representative parliamentary system. Since the revolution, the state has been characterised by strong state power, regulation, and intervention, and although this has given the country a surprisingly strong industrial base, not all is well in Menshevik Georgia. Indeed, the industrialisation process subverted the country's constitution by creating a massive and unaccountable bureaucratic administration and putting it in charge of the country, and with each day the regime of this vast organisation becomes more and more bound to the police and 'internal security service'. Georgia's democratic constitution has now become irrelevant, and all real power is now concentrated in the hands of the Supreme Economic Council, which is in turn increasingly controlled by the Chairmanship of Lavrenti Beria - a man who is eager to integrate more regions into the Caucasian Socialist State.

    Libya

    When Italy surrendered to the Central Powers in 1919, the Ottomans regained Libya as part of their Empire. However, despite the final victory in the war, the Weltkrieg showed the weakness and the decline of the Ottoman Empire. During the 1920s, with the decline of the Ottoman authority over the Empire and mounting internal pressure, Libya and Armenia were able to gain the position of autonomous region on June 1928. Since then, Libya remained loyal to its master in Constantinople, but lately the Arab population is again starting to show signs of distress and Egypt in the east might be waiting for the right occasion to free Libya from Ottoman rule... or to become its new master!

    Mittelafrika

    Mittelafrika was created after the 1921 treaty by a victorious Germany, with the aim of centralising the governing of Germany's newly acquired African colonies under one administration headed by Wilhelm Solf and Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, the undefeated commander of German forces in East Africa during the war. Almost from the start Mittelafrika became a semi-autonomous region, with its own government and its own armed forces. Its territories were greatly expanded in 1925 when the political turbulence in England caused Germany to move troops into Britain's African colonies and from this point on the Freistaat was the hegemonic political force in Africa, if only due to its size.However it remained economically backwards, sucking in German money and manpower for little return gain, as minor colonial insurrection continually plagued it through the 1920's and 30's. In 1934 Lettow-Vorbeck was replaced by Hermann Goering- a politician whose actions and right-wing extremist views were embarrassing the Kaiser's government. Goering saw the move as an opportunity to create his own power base, and by 1936 has begun to enlarge the army and now looks greedily at his neighbours, especially the Portuguese colonies and the native state of Abyssinia.

    Mongolia

    Once the greatest empire in the world, the land of Genghis Khan has long had to struggle for it's independence. Though freed from Chinese rule following the collapse of the ruling Manchu dynasty in 1911, Mongolia's independence was not recognized by the new Republic of China, and therefore Mongolia increasingly turned to Russia for it's continued survival. Yet, the unexpected Russian Revolution of 1917 placed Mongolia in a vulnerable position, with the Russian Civil War soon spilling over the border into it's protectorate. After suffering from an invasion by a Chinese warlord army, a counter-invasion White Russian forces under Baron Roman Nicolaus von Ungern-Sternberg, who established himself as rule of Mongolia. Eager to maintain the security of their southern flank, the remaining White Generals recognized von Ungern-Sternberg's government, believing that he would pursue a pro-Russian foreign policy. However, the Baron had other ideas. While Civil War raged within European Russia, Mongolian forces with Japanese diplomatic support seized and announced their sovereignty over a significant section of the Transiberian Railroad. Kerensky had no choice but to accept this, to avoid the complete strangulation and isolation of Russian troops in Europe and the Far-East. Sternberg then set to work promoting his political authority in Mongolia, and developing a powerful military apparatus. He is now too powerful for a weak Russian government to dislodge, and any crisis in Russia or China may inspire him to make his claims to be Khan of All Mongols a reality...

    National France

    The Third Republic ended in the way it began: defeated by German arms, and facing Communist Revolution at home. In the aftermath of the French Communal Revolution, the whole apparatus of state and French military, sheltered in Marseille, quickly embarked with the French Navy to Algiers, fleeing the newly created Commune of France. After the peace negociations with Germany, the French refugee politicians decided to start from scratch again, proclaiming the French Fourth Republic, in exile in Africa but claiming the French motherland. Soon, it was obvious that the parliamentarian regime was outdated, as the exiled leading politicians were mainly nationalists and authoritarian : the military subsequently seized the executive powers, under the leadership of popular marshal Ferdinand Foch. After his death in 1929, the victor of Verdun, Philippe Pétain, took his succession, helped by his protégé, admiral François Darlan. Now, the military regime of French Republic in exile, still allied with the British monarchy in exile, continues to take nationalist orientations, even restablishing the fleur-de-lis, the Royalist symbol, on the flag. Does National France will be ready to go back to his motherland, despite the increasing troubles with the native populations, tired of French authority, or with the Young Guard represented by colonel Charles de Gaulle?

    Ukraine

    Following centuries of subjugation under the Russian Empire, Ukraine was liberated following the ""Peace of Nations"" at Brest-Litovsk. Under German pressures that culminated in a coup by Pavlo Skoropadsky, what initially began as a socialist inspired ''Ukrainian People’s Republic'' saw a an inexorable transformation into an authoritarian Hetmanate, which was essentially a mechanism to support the interests of landowners. However, due to unrest at these developments, compromises had to be met and at the end of 1919 Wilhelm Habsburg-Lothringen was accepted as titular King of Ukraine with the name of Vasyl Vyshyvanyi, a new constitution was drafted and the elected legislative Rada was restored. Eventually, Ukraine fell under the Austro-Hungarian sphere of influence, with the King holding the greater power. However, following the deadlock in the renegotiations of Ausgleich in 1927, Austria-Hungary had to ask Germany's mediation and the price was the transfer of control of Ukraine. While Vasyl Vyshyvanyi remained King of Ukraine, the true power was handed over to Skoropadsky as the Hetman, a Chief Executive position which combined both civil government and military command functions. Since then Ukraine has been transformed (thanks mainly to German investment and favouritism in trading arrangements) into an agricultural giant. However, the lack of representative government and the increasingly desperate position of the masses in relation to the rich has lead to a rapidly rising Social Democratic movement, which shows increasing signs of radicalization under the inspiration of the Socialist government in Georgia. This internal threat combined with the dangers posed by ambitious states on her frontiers has lead many observers to doubt Ukraine’s ability it to survive the coming years.

    Choose, and post comments on why you picked the option if possible.
     
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  2. JagreenLern Erudite Patron

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    Fuck Georgia.

    Long live Khan Ungern-Sternberg and the New Mongol Empire!
    Also long live the Combined Syndicates of America, but they weren't on the list.
     
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  3. Hellraiser Arcane

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    Libya because I want you to do some reverse imperialism and subjugate Italy which IIRC was in the middle of some civil war in Kaiserreich :troll:

    Too bad the pimp of pimps is yet unborn...
    What are the odds of Mr. Morden Andhaira the djinn fulfilling his promise given to the pimp of pimps, sending him back in time and orchestrating Germany winning the weltkrieg so that Libia grows strong?
     
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  4. XenomorphII Prophet

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    I voted Mongolia. Make the world fear the horde again.
     
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  5. Cassidy Arcane

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    My obvious bias in the way the poll was written worked perfectly.

    Oops, shouldn't have mentioned it.
     
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  6. Fafnir Liturgist Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
     
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  7. Cassidy Arcane

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    Vote whatever. The number of votes so far doesn't justify me starting this up already.
     
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  8. Monty Arcane

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    Mittelafrika: Hermann Goering, what could go wrong....
     
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  10. oscar Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Canada is quite fun.
     
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  11. Vaarna_Aarne Notorious Internet Vandal Patron

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    Does the most recent version still have the possibility for Mongolia to get cores all over sweet sweet Siberia?

    PS: Remember to smooch with the Japs for blueprints and protection until you get to the whole sweet sweet Siberia part.
     
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  12. Cassidy Arcane

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    I'm not sure this is the first time I'll try KR latest non-beta version.

    As decided, the Mongol Empire shall rise again.

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    Re-rise of the Mongol Empire

    Iron Maiden - Genghis Khan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PHAwWUx21U

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    1936. The Russian Civil War ended with the white forces emerging victorious, but Russia's stability remains to be seen on how longer it will last. And such fact is nothing but opportunity. For years our country has been humiliated and subjugated, and we struggled hard for our sovereignty, yet many of our Mongol brothers lie oppressed in foreign lands. I guarantee, my subjects, that if you work with dedication and loyalty to the plan I will prescribe, Mongolia will once again be a great empire, and this time it will last for thousand years!

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    Mongolia isn't a densely populated nation. The glorious military, to honor the memory of the Khan of Khans, must be focused for now on quality of increasingly superior equipment and strategies. The road to a new Mongol Empire is only beginning.

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    No mercy shall be given to traitors and doubters!

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    Both Inner and Outer Mongolia belong to the Mongols! A recent assassination might be what is needed to disrupt Russia and open new opportunities of expansion and conquest.

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    Tibet will be a handy ally once it comes the time to take the rightful Mongolian territory from the petty Chinese warlords. But they have no Mongol blood and honor! They refuse to participate in the coming struggle! Spineless cowards!

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    The radical movement of Shangqing Tianguo begins a suicidal war against the Qing Empire. An useful distraction so that the Mongol Empire shall expand undisturbed by the Qing.

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    Get out of Mongol land weak warlord. You are no Khan, and thus unworthy.

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    Absolute conquest is now what shall happen. The head of the warlord will hang from a pike!

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    A new Russian civil war, in the meantime, has opened opportunities for growing a new Mongol Empire as soon as Xibei San Man is crushed beyond any hope.

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    The Qing grows stronger. That is never good. No more direct borders with our Japanese friends will be a problem later.

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    Behold the return of the Horde! The weak and poorly trained warlord recruits will fall like flies next to the Mongol fury!

    (The icons pack I added doesn't support pre-1936 units, this is the reason for the totally nonsensical years and icons shown for now.)

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    The trans-siberian railroad is now a matter of time! All needed to do is to conquer Siberia first than the Russians. But first the warlord state shall fall.

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    The warlord state is on the verge of collapse, their armies routed, surrounded and crushed like insects.

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    But the window of opportunity in Russian land is starting to close, better to wrap up this conflict as soon as possible to not lose such a chance.

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    Even when the glorious Mongol hordes just barely outnumber the enemies, they shall still emerge victorious!

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    Mongolia needs more resources. The war machine must not grind to a halt due to the lack of them!

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    Victory is near! This enemy was so weak it is not deserving of facing the Mongolian horde in the field of HONOR.

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    I just have given the first proof I truly deserve the title of Khagan! But I have yet much to prove, and I will! Xibei San Ma is only the beginning. Even now, the losing Siberia and the weak Alash Orda, who foolishly challenged Russia without standing a chance, are ripe outsiders for conquest. But we must act soon, lest Russia conquers them all first than the glorious Mongol Empire!

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    The dishonorable Qing refuse our aid in exchange of returning legitimately Mongol lands back into the fold! I will remember this just before putting another head to the stake!

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    NO MERCY! THIS IS THE MONGOL WAY!!! RAPE THE HOUSE, SALT THE WOMEN AND BURN THE LAND!

    :incline:

    But now, it is obvious that it's impossible to conquer both Alash Orda and Siberia first than Russia, thus:

    Which should be the next step in the formation of the New Mongol Empire?

    • Siberia
    • Alash Orda
    And that is it for now. Vote on which is better, while not necessarily explaining why.
     
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  13. Hellraiser Arcane

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    Alash Orda.

    There can be only one Orda, I think. At any rate it should be mongolian.
     
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  14. Vaarna_Aarne Notorious Internet Vandal Patron

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    Siberia, it's the single most important target you possess, being rich in resources, IC and manpower. And should the old event still exist, you get real cores on a large swathe it to set up for conquest!

    I look forward to seeing if you can use the small forces of Mongolia so effectively as to become a Great Power.
     
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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
     
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  16. Luzur Prestigious Gentleman Good Sir

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    LOL oh the irony
     
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  17. Cassidy Arcane

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    Hermann Goering ruling a shithole in Africa and depending on an army of mostly niggers to ever become something greater beats all other types of irony.
     
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  18. Renegen Arcane

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    tell codexia to vote for Georgia, result: not a single person has voted for Georgia. Never change codex, never change.
     
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    Georgia has been done already.
     
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  20. Cassidy Arcane

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    Besides that I want to deny Liberal any jingoistic pride over even a simulated version of the shithole he lives at.

    What's wrong Liberal?

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    Fear the Horde again!
    At least they aren't Muslims...

    Ungern von Sternberg was kept busy. Immediately after the conquest of Xibei san Ma he had to make a choice. Both Alash Orda and Siberia were crumbling next to the Russian might, specially Siberia as she faced a two-front war between Russia and Japan-backed Transamur, but he wouldn't be able to conquer most of them first than the two major powers. He had to choose which to invade and subjugate first.

    Polyushka Polye

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    Siberia is rich with natural resources. A vast, cold but resourceful land stretching all through northern Asia. the Altaic brothers need unity with the new Mongol Empire before they succumb to the Russian oppression, but above all, the Mongol Empire needs resources, and men ready to join the Horde in exchange for a harsh but fair treatment for them and for a better life for their families. Alash Orda has neither resources nor a population large enough to fuel my dreams. I have decided that this will be a rapid attack, a lightning strike that will quickly put the Horde into control of most of the important Siberian cities, and force their crumbling government to surrender before the Russians claim all of Siberia. I ordered for the new Golden Horde to patiently await until they are fully ready for this demanding offensive, because although weak, conquering Siberia won't be free of issues, for this will be a winter offensive.

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    While my glorious horde is being organized to the fullest, our old patron Japan faces some internal rebellions, but Korea stands no chance of holding out against the might of their empire. Their independence will be short lasted.

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    And at last, the horde is unleashed upon the weak prey of Siberia! Forward through the relentless cold of the Rus, brave warriors! Let us take revenge for the centuries of oppression the Russians and their lackeys forced us to endure!

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    Using the gold looted from the conquered Xibei San Ma, I authorize a campaign of propaganda to revitalize the Mongol people and remind all of my subjects of the former glory of our nation and how now we have a chance to rise Mongolia again as a great power. This will definitively help somewhat with the limited pool of recruitment, reason why I have decided to put all focus right now on improving the quality of the horde.

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    The original horde was made of warriors trained in the art of warfare since childhood, not of peasants who never fought a real battle in their lives! Although back in those glorious days such was essential because horseback archery wasn't something one could learn the basics of in a matter of months like firearms, that does not mean a low quality army of conscripts would be worthy the honor of belonging to the horde of this century.

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    My horde raced to conquer Novosibirsk first than the Russians, while unfortunately the territory the army I was leading personally was taken first by our eons long rivals, and thus I ordered my men to also advance through the north. The central and eastern forces in the meanwhile were reporting success and no opposition yet found in their advance northward. Novosibirsk is definitively the most important of Siberian cities, I will not let the Russians have it!

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    A large swath of Siberian troops is encircled and cutted off from any supplies by my wise strategic maneuvers. Why engage an army directly when you can just surround it and let the Japanese and their puppets bleed their starving forces instead?

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    I can picture the face of the Russian ultranationalist Wrangel when he realized they failed to take Novosibirsk. Still facing internal problems, they didn't dare to settle such race for conquest by declaring war against my growing empire. Now there was very little left for me to convince the Siberians to fully surrender. And at this pace, I will probably even gain a swath of Alash Orda for the glory of the empire!

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    What fools these Siberians are! If those pitiful militias are their best, they were truly foolish to have challenged Russia thinking the winter would be enough to stop their demise! Alas, even against my smaller but superiorly trained horde the Siberians stood no chance, but thanks to their stupidity I had an opportunity to expand I couldn't miss, and now it is almost over.

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    Fools, they tried to desperatedly get a pitiful land as an enclave within the Mongolian Empire to prevent their total subjugation by either me, the Russians or Transamur and Japan, but that will not appease the desires of the Horde! Only total submission will!

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    With the Japanese taking their last relevant city, the Siberians finally folded to my desires. I worked hard to ensure they would come first to me rather than to any of the others. After all, it was I who, with the glorious horde, conquered most of the important Siberian cities. For their wisdom of surrendering to Mongolia rather than any of the other two, I decided to spare the lives of their rulers and allow them safe passage in exile. They will never pose any threat to my empire anyway. As for what to do with the inhabitants and valuables in Siberia, I'll leave that to the discretion of the horde. It would be injust to punish them for the victory their struggle, sacrifice and determination under such harsh weather ensued by forbidding them to tastefully enjoy the spoils of war now, wouldn't it?

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    Finally the recruitment drive allows a small expansion of the horde. Tradition would favor cavalry, but as much as I respect and admire the Mongol tradition, the modern battlefield is slowly weakening the importance of cavalry, although cavalry will still be very useful as an auxiliary brigade to full divisions of infantry and armor: cavalry and armored cars, the closest thing to cavalry modern technology provides. Once possible I will make sure all infantry divisions in the Horde will have the cavalry and the armored cavalry to back them up.

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    The Qing demand negotiations in regards to territories they dare to claim they are the rightful owners of from the recently conquered Xibei San Ma. I wouldn't care, if not for the fact that in their still ongoing war against the Shangqing Germany was backing them up with direct military support, thus I will attempt to at least appear reasonable, and hopefully they will make such an outrageous demand in this meeting I will be justified to ignore them.

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    As much as I'd love to start a war and repeat the steps of Temujin on the conquest of China, I admire a certain Chinese writer: Sun Tzu. And I definitively know my enemy and myself enough to realize I should bide my time with the Qing for now, and once the Horde has grown in numbers, do it without mercy. Besides, I had already ordered the deployment of my troops at the border with Alash Orda. The Russians are smashing them faster than I expected thus we cannot waste much time. Conveniently, Alma-Ata, by and far the most valuable city of our Altaic brothers, is right next to our border. I cannot let such opportunity pass because of the Qing arrogance.

    Yet, I cannot ignore the Qing because they have Germany supporting them. Japan, our old patron, had some trouble lately and lost a valuable ally too. The Fengtien peacefully integrated into the Qing Empire, and to not risk beginning a war with Germany, the Japanese Empire didn't protest. Soon I will have to visit Tokyo, to discuss matters pertaining to the strategic interests of both empires.

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    Even with most of Siberia in the hands of Mongolia, which now can truly be called an empire based on the extent of its territory stretching all the way to the eastern end of Asia, and I'm very proud of it although I intend to match up such extent with an equally high degree of industry and population, additional resources will always be useful for my ambitions to be fulfilled. After signing the permit to begin the prospecting, I was just about to head to Ulanbaatar airport and catch a plane to Tokyo.

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    The Japanese have been forthcoming. They were concerned with how the Qing Empire was growing into a major power in East Asia and surely were willing to have a new ally to dissuade the Qing from disputing hegemony over the region with them. The terms of the alliance I signed with Empire of Japan had little issues, except that they wanted me to sign a non aggresion pact with them exactly after my empire grows powerful enough to have a similar industrial might to that of the pitiful mainland French. I agreed. As much as the idea of a Mongol navy conquering Japan pleases me, there are easier lands to conquer all around Mongolia and there will be such until I can proclaim myself Khagan of Europe, Africa and continental Asia!

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    The alliance was definitively a great idea. Now I need not to worry that much about the Qing. They certainly wouldn't dare to challenge the might of both Japanese and Mongol empires! The Russians are quickly conquering Alash Orda, I need to get this done soon. No time to wait for further organization.

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    I don't expect it to take much time. It will probably be an even faster conquest than that of Siberia.

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    I'm getting my diplomatic corps ready to negotiate their surrender to their brothers rather than to the slavic bastards. Alma Ata is their last city of any relevance. I hope the Russians won't take much more of their land before I can proceed with the negotiations.

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    Meanwhile, Korea lasted as much as expected. I guess I should spend my rare free time doing more productive things than bothering with the struggle of independence of insignificant nations like Korea, or Georgia. Too bad the Russians already took all of west Alash Orda. Georgia would be a breeze to conquer otherwise. Pathetic, worthless country. I'd do a favor to it by wiping it from the map forever!

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    And thus, at last! I am proud of all of you, my glorious Horde! You managed to steal a total victory right away from the hands of our old Russian foes and united most of our west brothers. I am sure you will be more self-controlled because tastefully ravishing brothers, sisters and their spoils is wrong, and while you brought me victory on the war front, I brought you safety and assured sovereignty in the diplomatic front. Our alliance with Japan secured our eastern borders, allowing us to focus all our might into conquest.

    I think they were motivated, although a bit disappointed about the lack of tastefully enjoyment of spoils this time. They yearn for more rapid conquests, and many already truly believe I am Genghis Khan reincarnated. It couldn't be going better for my rapidly expanding empire. Now three new opportunities of conquest are there. I wonder where to unleash the horde:

    The best next conquest would be:
    1. Tibet, not because of any real strategic advantage it has, but because it is the gateway to the relatively weak but extremely populated Bharitya Commune. The manpower of those Indians, once they are subjugated, would allow for a significant expansion of the horde in the coming years
    2. Yunnan Clique. The country itself isn't very rich in either industries or resources, but they have a very valuable resource: their quite large population from where the horde could draw new recruits among their strongest and best. On the negative side, it would increase the extent of our border with the Qing.
    3. Turkestan, which is midly useful strategically, and will open up the path to the conquest of Persia, of several weak and irrelevant Caucasian states like Georgia, and beyond.






     
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    Turkestan, the mechanized golden horde will need all the oil of Persia and manganese ore of Georgia. :M
     
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    Clearly Tibet most be freed from the oppression of the Lamas!
     
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    So is the old core granting event against Siberia still there?
     
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