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How fares your empire, /gsg/?
This day in history, January 10th:
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Objectively best Europe borders.
>tfw no Holy German Empire
Industry keeps growing
I just hope I can make SP by 1890
7th for Joseph Stalin
Got into a scripted war with Aragon and snatched Sardinia and Mallorca from them, and with those islands I can later fulfill my ambition of conquering Granada for the Papacy.
I was gonna take independent Corsica too, but my ally Provence got to it first.
So are there any actually historically accurate medieval games? Can't seem to find anything besides the shitty "Life is Medieval"
I would like to easily form the PLC as Lithuania. Poland, however, has too many provinces for that.
How can I make them lose said provinces in war?
Do I have to let another country occupy some provinces and then let them have them in the peace deal? Or is there another way?
French are literally as important as Romans and Greeks in the development of the European civilization because THEY were the ones that developed the last great change of the European civilization from late classical antiquity into medieval level.
Really it goes Greeks -> Romans -> French
>tfw you inherit and your country grows an ugly tentacle
Tb.h I hope they progressively get modern paradrone shills to be hardcore after they get their 'mass appeal' and actually make good games. A 10/10 GsgOTY EvW in 2080 is awaiting lad.
For the Glory, I got tired of all the newer games so I went for something different.
Should I gove the crown or not, consequences of the second option are just the opposite of the first.
French Revolution was a mistake.
I've achieved perfect borders and cucked the burgers to death.
What should I do with my 9 remaining years?
HPM mod is literally being developed by one guy, HPMlad, it's not like it's developed by every anon here. And it's not like everyone here loves every decision HPMlad makes, I remember plenty of arguing with him to make him change his mind.
Our quest to become a SP before 1890 has led us to extreme measures
I'm still not a SP, I'll need to spam soldiers and hopefully get a random event
Whoever recommended HPP in general or especially the last thread: Fuck you. The mod is complete bullshit and every time is the same bullshit where Germany takes out Russia before going for France or England.
Playing Italy and raising GB threat since the game start, but I can't do shit. Can't join Axis, can't invade any country, no events for Albania. Literally wtf the mod.
Just westernized, what techs should I be grabbing at this point? I'm 100% sure I'm going into Philosophy, Social Thought and Political Thought, but I have no idea which tree I should trudge down first in this case.
And of course, I'll grab medicine sometime during or after grabbing these techs.
Hey /gsg/, is Star Ruler 2 a Grand Strategy game?
>Kongolese Chartist Club
Get the basic commerce and industry techs that allow you access to specialized factories. Get education efficiency if you're not going to fight a fair fight ever. Get army techs like artillery and reduced width if you're gonna fight like a big boy.
YES, WE HIT SP!
>Not being a part of the Kongolese Chartist Club
Celebratory OOGA BOOGA lad
Now pic related
What do, lads? Playing Princely States turned Indian Empire. Just finished uniting all of the former Raj, and now at a crossroads. Socialism has failed basically everywhere and the International is no longer much of a contender anywhere on the planet. The Entente also appear to be largely toothless with an America ruled by McArthur still isolationist.
What should I do now? The only two real powers in the world are the German bloc and the Japanese bloc, who own most of Asia. The problem is, they aren't fighting each other and are a world away from one another. Where can I find some fun left in this game?
For promotion speed only national admin efficiency is relevant though, right? So I should get that up with the populous states one after another, but reaching 1% clergy in a state seems to take forever.
I thought admin efficiency increases promotion speed?
>For promotion speed only national admin efficiency is relevant though, right?
I was under the impression that the provincial efficiency was the one that was used to determine NF efficiency.
>So I should get that up with the populous states one after another
Yeah, you should always start with the more populated states as your NF promotes more POPs in one tick there.
I'm pretty sure it was the national admin efficiency, at least according to the tooltips. So I guess I'll aim at reaching ~60% national admin efficiency before I start encouraging intellectuals, because every point further will take too much time and I need to get up research output asap as the other anon pointed out.
It looks like at some point we will have to fight Britain.
Nah they're not, Britain is the one c︂︂u︂c︂king me if anything
Promotion speed is based on regional admin efficiency, national efficiency is only used for crime buildings, cost of military units, factories, and infrastructure, and I want to say one other thing but I can't remember what it is.
You should start promoting bureaucrats in whatever regions (states) have the most primary/accepted pops. If your largest region is 100k pops and only 25% are primary/accepted, you'd be better off promoting in a region with 50k that is 90% primary/accepted.
My grandma/pa could speak French and always used it as a secret lanugage between each other when we were over.
Since my grandpa died, French hasn't been heard in the house of hers.
Rubber is found, hopefully it lets us do something besides sit around and colonize
French and all other latin languages are actually easy to understand (mostly from context) if you speak one of them.
I do and italian and french are quite easy to grasp.
Barbarian languages like german and slav shit is bananas, though.
>First communist nation on Earth is the fucking Lost Jungle City-State of Los Altos
>Promotion speed is based on regional admin efficiency
You sure with that?
Look at the bottom line of the tooltip, this is definitely the national value.
Im shit at french (American education), let me try translating for you!
>I am 30(?) years old
>I admire the strength of Robespierre
>And every night I pray to Robesperrie
Gonna stop, but its that shrek meme.
No thanks Leopold
>language invented by socialists
>some latino-uga booga mix of language
>they dont even hide that they want europe to degenerate like the worst country in latin America
BLUT UND EISEN!
Any and all germanic nation
They have literally ruined the globe
That includes the anglos
Nie wieder, Hans. Es kann nie weder ein Deutsches Reich noch ein Römisches Reich geben. Nie, Hans. Es ist aus. Deutschland ist verloren.
you know there are actually Germans on /gsg/, right? We are white and not pretending to be.
>fucks up their own empire
>wants our help
>we take over
>we dont reform the empire but keep it alive for a long time
sure lad, I bet you have German ancestors btw, we enriched Spain and Italy real REAL good
BINGO BANGLE BUNGLE IM SO HAPPY IN THE JUNGLE I REFUSE TO GO
I just need to attack the eternal ango for great borders
>yfw you get partitioned between Brits and Germans
Black people are nothing but slightly evolved Abos
The only blacks that look remotely good have white features.
>Join Sudan crisis for kicks
>no other nation is "interested", I'll get to experience the new crisis system
>crisis hits 100
>a year later crisis is still at 100
>years later the crisis is still at 100
Fuck you SARTORI RD we have been at this for weeks if I have to identify you one more goddamned time...
>germs signle handedly are responsible for the deaths of over 200 million people
>brits are responsible for god knows how many other dead
>americans are responsible for the world wide homogenization of cultures and finally breaking off any chance of world peace
>Implying I'm not a Hue of pure Roman and american indian stock
remember south africa
FUCK NOT THE KONGOLESE CHARTIST CLUB AGAIN
DON'T YOU FUCKERS HAVE JOBS?
I'm trying to suck up the Germany now
Realism isn't a meaningful argument lad.
Those who actually believe this either don't understand the French Revolution, democracy or Robespierre.
There was only one mistake, and that mistake was the Flight to Varennes.
Hey lads, planning on trying out NWO2 for DH, never played a HOI2 game however, so whats the combat like? I've played and have become very familiar with CK2, V2, and HOI3 combat. What's it most like? Any tips for adjusting? Also, any way to either say convert HPMeme to DH, and go to NWO2, or atleast have some WW1 mod in conjunction with NWO2? Have a dead barbarian for a reward.
>I have no more territorial demands to make in Europe
I really hate CK2, not for what it is but for what it is not, or rather what it could've been.
When I start it up, I expect a cool medieval game that combines grand strategy with dynasty management. What I get is a steaming pile of fucking nothing.
Seriously, in most of my games fucking nothing happens. The Holy Roman Empire takes Flanders, and then France and the HRE sit there doing fucking nothing. Byzantium never falls, the Seljuks blob all over the fucking place, very little actually changes. Very little actually happens. Even if I'm a great ruler like the king of France, I spend most of the game doing fucking nothing other than plotting marriages.
The alliance system is fucking retarded too.
>Can't ally people outside of you religion
>Can't ally without marriage
Fucking shit, what's so hard about "we both hate the Germans, why don't we work together?". Why do I need to let the king of Poland fuck my daughter before he considers joining me against his fucking greatest threat? Why can't I ally Muslim rulers, just like Muslim rulers allied the fucking crusader states?
And then there's the retarded Islamic blobs? Wasn't the idea that Islamic empires would be prone to succesion crises and fracturing, like in fucking real life? Why do the Seljuks always blob? Oh, I remember! Because Johan said that Islam was so broken he wouldn't even bother fixing it.
And then there's the retarded non-merchant Republics (seriously? Merchant Republics are playable but non-Merchant Republics aren't? And you can't even be bothered to think up theocracy mechanics?)
This isn't like getting a steaming pile of shit. This is like a waiter in a 3 star restaurant delivering you a fine plate, lifting the cloche and revealing a plate of delicious pommes duchesse with a fresh salad and a juicy, fragrant steak... except someone took a fat shit on top of it. You can see the brilliance underneath it and you are left unsatisfied, wondering about what could have been.
IT WAS NOT FAIR!
YOU HAD NO RIGHT, NO RIGHT!
>you thought it was a good idea to give majority German land and rightful clay away
Hahahahahaha, looks like we have to start a war that will fuck Europe up for good
say bye bye to your colonies, this war is going to kill hundreds of millions of people :DD
you dindu nuffin
I completely forgot they had the pacific islands and Alaska.
Its fixed now.
>Can't ally without marriage
you can if you make friends :3
don't know if it works with different religion though, but maybe
>tfw the duke of flanders, vassal of the HRE inherits France
>there is no such thing as de-jure vs de-nomine vassalship/control, so of course he continues to be a loyal vassal to the HRE
>no automatic event that triggers them being independent, but giving the HRE a casus belli for vassalship
I fucking hate this, there really needs to be more complexity.
>you ended up killing
I finally have enough of an army combined with France and Spain to take Angola.
I must unite the Bakongo people under one banner
>>First communist nation on Earth is the fucking Lost Jungle City-State of Los Altos
I mean Karl Marx predicted that communism would/could only raise in the most developed and the most industrialized nations in Europe (Germany, France, the UK) and we all know how that ended (Russia was first in Europe but in backwardness).
>Don't forget we'll soon get Infamy
Retarded. I do like teh system we have in EU IV though, where you mostly get "outrage" penalties in diplomacy with the countries close to the one you annexed.
Not even a bad idea. Those historically happened in the EU IV timeframe (think of Bouvines)
Nah man, nah. Fuck that.
>you can if you make friends :3
That's still really silly. I understand that friendship and marriage can lead to an alliance, but those shouldn't be the only circumstances. Common interests or a shared enemy count for something, you know. If you're the Kingdom of Jerusalem fighting the Fatimids, what reason would the Libyans have for not allying you? Of course religious differences should give a penalty, but they shouldn't make alliances impossible.
Nevermind, France started another war for A-L, lost all their army, and then white peaced, fug.
>tfw some african shitter that until 1840 had no writing system is more industrialized than Spain
>Heirs of Rome
>Go on to discover and colonize the world, advance scientific knowledge like never before and completely overthrow both cultural and political established orders
>Heirs of Greece
>Spend a few centuries declining before becoming European Turks
>Though they were only okay with it if the old guy was topping
>tfw Germans are literally Romans
>heirs of Rome
>betray their allies immediately, spend two years losing and demand clay
>talk a lot of shit, wear a lot of feathers on caps and tap a lot of butt
>quietly use shitty binary divisions to hide how little units they actually have
>fail to conquer greece (HA HA)
>switch sides, AGAIN
>spend the rest of the war sucking dick
Okay lads I need help
How can I take down the british? I can get around 60 brigades to their 300, but they can only attack me from the north and the coast.
What can I do?
Is this worth it? I've had 3 nation wide rebellions already and all of them were back when I was behind 4.5 militancy. However, the pop promotion cap to slavery nations is fucking me up a lot, the region in pic related has loads of accepted pops but only grew about 10% adm efficiency over the last 4 years encouraging bureaucrats, and it was quite hard to get intellectuals in the only 2 regions I have 100% adm efficiency in - around 12 years to grow them from 1.2% and 2.1% to 2.6% for both of them. Plus, the other option barely grants me 300 RPs.
What do I do, /gsg/?
>It was how it was viewed in many Mediterranean cultures
Not just Mediterranean cultures, vikings also sex in the same terms. As many men as women would get raped during viking raids but vikings didn't think raping men made them lesser men but that it made the victims humiliated.
Tell me what language they speak in Elsass again?
The Renaissance was the Italian period of Europe. After that we had the Siglio d'Oro, the Spanish period of Europe. After that the Grande Siècle and Napoléon, the French period of Europe. Then came the German period and, of course, everything went to fucking shit. Because two millennia have passed and nothing has changed: the Germanics are still barbarians with little talent for anything but destruction.
You wait for the Portuguese to ally an useless shithole, attack them for something small, let Portugal come, wait for them to add a wargoal, then fuck Portugal up by destroying their brigades and calling Spain and France.
>begging me to post my dick
... suuuure ... no homo, right?
no, it's one more potential reform to lower your militancy in the end (civilized phase) game, so if you cant afford the militancy, dont do it
you can do it later and get even a reduction in militancy
Your official languages are German, French and Italian. Your goal should be to conquer the entire French, German and Italian sprächraum and make them all accepted cultures. Essentially, you want to redo Charlemagne. Maybe Iberia too for the sake of pretty borders.
Also, stay a Republic. You can go full HRE if you want, as long as you switch back to a Republic one way or another. Swiss freedom shall not perish in a world filled with monarchs.
Nothing much, I didn't get a lot when I westernized. After the research point techs I'm only going to research these.
I want to fight the british, not just the Portuguese, the fact that they're allied is just convenient.
What a ride.
Allemans were one of stem tribes of Germanic people so he might have been referring to that.
They were apparently quite famous since in all Latin languages Germany/Germans are referred to as "Allemans". Though Germans are weird since all three major groups have totally different names for them
Latin - Allemanes
Slavic - Nemci
Germanic - Deutscher
The English language is flawed in that it has no clear distinction between German and Germanic, leading to a lot of confusion and downright bullshit like people claiming Charlemagne was German. Even fucking Paracuck Johan said that in his CK2 video on Charlememe.
Well lad, go to military logistics as soon as possible, then machine guns and artillery. Encourage soldiers until 5 or 6 percent. Look for a GP ally and goad them into attacking into hills or mountains or jungle.
I need 5 armies for defending the british border completely, then I would need a decent navy/coast guard, then 2 armies for invading/guarding Angola
All of Spanish South America.
It baffles my mind that they(ruling class) decided to balkanize instead of becoming a major power united by a common language and past(Spain) like the US and, to an extent, Brazil; because of "muh traditions" and "muh local power".
>decide to help Ottobros with their Oriental Crisis
>single-handedly rek Egypt for them
>Pharao faggot capitulates
>as a thank you I lose 200 relation and my alliance with the eternal T*rk
wtf is this shit
The Dutch allied 3 other GPs, the Kongo is in hell right now
>That Turkish Africa
>UK going past Yunnan
>Moldova, Wallachia and Romania all existing simultaneously
How the fuck do people still handle vanilla, jesus christ PDM is better than that
Welp. Here I go. never posted a game before.
>keeping together a country thousands of miles long, in a time before railroad or telegraph, with terrain unsuitable to creating an integrated infrastructure, full of those who would resent the invariably distant capital because of its inability to govern effectively
>trusting the t*rkroach
Every single chance I get in every single game, if I can remove kebab I do it. Even if I am playing an American power and Greece is starting shit against them I will side with Greece.
>tfw the janitor deleted not the homo stuff, but actualy discussion about out Karl
He must be a Prussiaboo who does it for free.
>karl the great spoke in some sort of proto German language, lad
Yes, and the kings of England are still fluent in French, have a French motto and parliament sittings are opened in French. So? The fact of the matter is that the Frankish upper class rapidly assimilated in the Gallo-Roman population on account of being gigantic Romaboos who mostly left the Roman insitutions they encountered intact. Throughout this cultural heritage Charlemagne was more or less able to consider himself the heir of the West Roman Empire.
On the other side of the Rhine, we have the Saxons who Charlemagne utterly rekt and converted to Catholocism suddenly claiming that we wuz kings n shiet all along.
>but arguing with you guys is like arguing with a muslim
If you're a German, you will get to know that feeling a lot. No you won't, actually, as they apparantly prefer groping you over having a discussion with you.
>in a time before railroad or telegraph
Latin America's whole fight for independence happened between 1810 to like 1825. IIRC by that point the Brits and ze Germans were already building railroads.
doing precisely that, though, since it's modeled as "EU in South America"
As I wrote, I lost 200 relation and my alliance after helping the Ottomans win. That makes no sense.
I felt weak and I don't want the Eternal Anglo to gain influence and start al Qaida or some shit.
You could try the grinder tactic. Research up dig-in bonus techs, split your stacks, dig them in on mountains and jungles with war god generals and the AI will usually attack them. Collapse in some reinforcements if the battle goes shit and maybe even encircle with single regiments if you can manage. You can even let them sit on your jungles for a while eating 10% attrition.
Once you have cleared the initial wave of their colonial garrison(if they even have any) the AI will be so tardy with ferrying troops over they should be free warscore and you will always have local superiority in units.
Just dont get scared and try to fight them right away when they invade with a gorillion units at start and occupy half your country, you have to stalinmode it, and come back. Maybe you can even get some free reforms off militancy.
t. warrer of bongs
>Unless you consider Proto-French "German" no he didn't.
The Oaths of Strasbourg, the text going over the division of Charlemagne's empire, was written in Old French, Latin and High German. High German can be explained due to Louis the German inheriting... well, Germany. The Latin can be explained because it was the lingua franca of the time. Hmmm... I wonder where the Old French came from.
On top of that, it's the oldest surviving (key word: surviving) text written in Old French.
>A little history. The first person to rule Paraguay after it gained independence from Spain was a doctor of theology named José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia. He would not be the country’s last dictator, but he was possibly its most bizarre. After taking office in 1814, he immediately set to work trying to turn Paraguay into a self-sufficient utopia. Dr. Francia, as he became popularly known, banned higher education and instituted mandatory interracial marriage.
Was it autism?
liar, give me a source that he spoke french
or even some sort of latin language
>He must be a Prussiaboo who does it for free.
but then he would gladly accept that Karl was Germanic
why is it so difficult to accept the truth? would it make you feel humiliated, if you had to accept that Karl was a Frank and therefore Germanic?
This fucking budget. I'm currently allowing westernization in my country, as long as it does no harm to my beautiful infrastructure.
>Ignoring the fact that Spain kept the colonies in check for over 3 centuries.
Yeah, they had different viceroys and shit, but Brazil too and they kept their country together.
Meme idea. It will never work. Too much protectionism in South america's economy.
The point of the relations boost and lost is to represent the Great Powers intervening to keep the Ottomans from falling apart.The GPs agreed to support the empire and when it was over, left the empire to deal with the rest. Its working as designed.
Lads, i'm playing as Nat China in NWO2 and, when I reached 1950, my IC score suddenly took a huge hit after I received an event talking about "economic changes every 5 years"
Will I have to suffer through 5 years of a shit economy?
I'll do that.
Right now I need enough armies, so I'm putting military on max and building up a stockpile of money so I can actually afford such a large amount of soldiers at full maintenance
I expect to be ready by 1914ish
>tfw Paraguay's dictator implemented a law FORCING every white person to marry a brown/indigenous partner to meme some sort of mixed race into existance
That's if they married. Solano himself had mainly European blood and married a French woman, so I suppose there were quite a lot of marriages between people of the same ethnicity on the upper classes, at least.
>they always were a socialist shithole, but when I read this ... wew
That was decades before socialism and Paraguay never was socialist. Solano thought of himself as an Ubermensch even 5 decades before Nietzsche, as someone whose destiny would be to take a nation that was mainly its capital to glory, to become the biggest power of the continent almost entirely through military might. Had they won against Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina, they'd take many war prisoners and train them in order to create an even bigger army and proceed to go to war with its neighbours once again. The idea of literally paying Europeans to migrate there wasn't really out of thought either, their economy was quite decent.
>tfw about to get comment deleted and I literally don't know why
Rate my Commonwealth blob. Don't bully because I'm friends with the janitor and you will get banned.
Play Sikkim man, their flag is like 157 times better.
Last game I played them I managed to become a comfy secondary power switzerland of asia, building over half of the worlds telephones and radios, sandwiched between the two GPs china and britain with some beachfront propety at Makram.
It was the tightest shit, rocking 100% literacy, a full welfare state, and beating britbongs to building the first dreadnought.
>The language which Charles the Great spoke and loved was the language of the not Romanised Franks, and that grew into German. But to a great number of his subjects Charlemagne's speech was like a foreign tongue. They spoke only Romanised Frankish, which, as time passed, became French.
Literally just google:
and now suck my cock
EU4 question, has anybody had a successful byz playthrough after the new update?. You can no longer trap the kebab deathstacks because they own both sides of the strait!. Not even full strength PLC can pull me through this shit.
>but then he would gladly accept that Karl was Germanic
Why else would he remove my post?
>if you had to accept that Karl was a Frank and therefore Germanic
I accept that. That does not make him German however. The Frankish rulers were the first to establish what would become France. They conquered what would become medieval France, established Paris as their capital and kept it there for centuries until Charlemagne moved it to Aix-la-Chapelle after having conquered the Saxons (so it would be more central in his empire), used Latin in their administration and over time assimilated with the Gallo-Roman population. Explain how this makes them German.
If you want the German equivalent of the time, you want the Saxons. The ones Charlemagne slaughtered by the thousands.
Pic related, Clovis' kingdom. It's 6% in modern German territory, 100% German kingdom.
The Basileus keeps attacking me over de jure counties, sooner or later he's going to come after everything that's in his de jure empire.
What can I do to avoid this terrible fate?
Time to do fucking nothing for a while. I plan on trying to poke at Nepal. I'll see where this shit hole country takes me.
GODDAMN IT KONGOLESE CHARTIST CLUB
I don't have enough money for dem programs mang, I need to save up
Looks good, but I have to wonder about Quebec. I get it mechanics wise, but how would you justify this practically/(semi)historically? The only naval access The Commonwealth has to the Atlantic is through either through Danish territory or through the Hellespont and then the entire Mediterranean. The Commonwealth would, practically speaking, be too dependent on the willingness of outside powers on naval access to protect their colonies, develop them, keep trade going etc.
For the sake of my autism, I really hope you have either a relative on the throne of Denmark, they're your vassal or you have a PU with them, because that's the only reasonable way I could see The Poles having sustained North Atlantic access.
Wtf why does everyone use a strait blockig strategy agains the turks? I did it 2/3 patches ago by allying PLC and not being an idiot with my own sieging lmao it's not complex/hard
>I accept that. That does not make him German however.
Technically either German doesn't exist at that time or everyone was German.
I go with the latter. :3
>Explain how this makes them German.
memes aside, you have to ignore what happened later and all the nation building myths
IF things turned out differently, Dutch for example would be a dialect of German and other things
>If you want the German equivalent of the time, you want the Saxons
>Pic related, Clovis' kingdom. It's 6% in modern German territory, 100% German kingdom.
>modern German territory
why are you so piss mad at ze Germans?
Why make us out to be the biggest cucks, when the Langobards and Lombards (germanic/germans) conquered Italy, the Visigoths Spain, the Vandals Africa, the Franks ... France, etc
No ... but somehow Germans were just the stupid pagan Saxons who got slaughtered by the thousands, you cuck.
I just want to say that I like the French and consider them our "Brudervolk". :3
The Ottomans keeping positive relations with another GP is openly acknowledging that you need another GP's help in order to stay afloat. Also the other GPs had no reason to stay around and be friends with the Ottomans, seeing as they had their own imperial plans for the Empire. Remember the GPs were not trying the befriend the empire by helping it hold egypt a bit longer, but to prevent other GP's from taking Ottoman territory from a weakening Empire, fucking the balance of power.
FUCKING KONGOLESE CHARTIST CLUB GO SHIT ON SOMEBODY ELSE
While you're not at war and not expecting revolts as a poor country, drop military stockpile to 10%. Also, at least put intellectuals to 80% and encourage bureaucrats wherever you have lots of pops and low adm efficiency. You should still have a nice surplus by increasing intellectual spending by the way.
You call that a pooland blob? Check out this pooland blob.
Notice the bulgarian vassal, no russia, cucked t*rks and fench, austrian, hungarian and brandenburger allies.
So it's just the usual HPM railroading.
It should be up to the player if he wants to keep good relations with the turks. I'm aware that the historical Russians had other interests (Panslavism, Orthodox Jerusalem etc) but I play the fucking Tsar and should be able to influence that.
>I go with the latter. :3
Then you are not only a retard but objectively wrong. Either that or the modern Swedes are actually Germans.
>memes aside, you have to ignore what happened later and all the nation building myths
Yet the facts, even when looked at neutrally, at least favor the thesis that the Franks are (proto-)French over them being (proto-)German. You can take the high road and say they were neither, but if you need to choose French is the more plausible option.
>Why make us out to be the biggest cucks
just barbarians that insist on the destruction of Europe time and again
>when the Langobards and Lombards (germanic/germans) conquered Italy, the Visigoths Spain, the Vandals Africa, the Franks ... France, etc
Because the Germans are Germanic but not all Germanics are Germans
>No ... but somehow Germans were just the stupid pagan Saxons who got slaughtered by the thousands
That's because the realm of the Saxons is entirely within the borders of modern day Germany and there is even a Bündesland called Sachsen. The Saxons are the one group you mentioned who are undeniably German.
while this wasn't poland, this was lithuania -> russia.
Its from New Nations Mod, take it up with Rylock if you have a problem with it.
If you're so bent on befriending the Empire, just increase relations manually and put the Ottomans in your sphere of influence.
>but I'll start to think about this stuff in my games from now on.
It creates an artificial challenge, but it's pretty fun. So if you want to get to India for example you could easily blob your way there, or you could think it over in real world practical terms. The latter would force you to take on the Ottomans, force them to release Byzantium, make it your vassal/client state/an independent realm with a relative on the throne and then do the same to the Suez region. There wouldn't be a Suez canal just yet, but you'd have (semi)independent access to the Indian Ocean that you can sustain as long as you hold those territories.
Good luck defeating the Ottomans decisively enough to keep them out of Constantinople though. On the other hand, the effort will make the reward of blobbing all over India all the sweeter.
Slowly winning Expanding beautiful empire.
>that glorious feel when you are reconquering Iberia in the name of prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as Granada
>tfw you reform the government and get rid of all the liberal pussy 'religious tolerance' and force catholics to convert
Except that Aragon owns Genoa, Sicily, and parts of Greece making it a huge naval power. The Papal State owns all of Italy by 1399 too. Morocco formed Maghreb and just fought off England, Aragon, and the Papal State with their unlimited manpower and huge navy.
This is going to be an interesting
>Because the Germans are Germanic but not all Germanics are Germans
Do you accept that Franks are Germanic?
>I don't just barbarians that insist on the destruction of Europe time and again
I feel like I'm talking to a buttmad pole. What nationality are you, if you dont mind me asking?
>(proto-)French over them being (proto-)German
Well .. obviously they literally were the earlier version of the French, so yes.
There were some franks who instead of adopting the latin language, stayed Germanic/assmilated into Germans though
>That's because the realm of the Saxons is entirely within the borders of modern day Germany and there is even a Bündesland called Sachsen. The Saxons are the one group you mentioned who are undeniably German.
But it's way too small and they to this day talk in a weird accent.
Half of the Holy Roman Empire under Karl the Great was German though, not 6% :^)
Considering I annexed old Mexico and released it from the USA years later its actually a New Old Mexico.
r8 my ottoblob
>tfw Ottomans with Humanism
The other shit country excepted my war terms. I have expanded slightly and disbanded my army. Still bumping like 50% education.
I'm afraid if I swear failty to the Basileus he'll revoke my titles/vassals/fuck with my territory in general.
My plan is to ultimately become the basileus myself, and possibly the king of italy and restore the roman empire, so this would be a step in the right direction, but I don't know if I'm good enough for that.
Can I even become the emperor while staying a merchant republic? will there be elections?
Too late, it ended extremely quickly and Germany got more of Tanzania
>tfw Kongo will never be groß
I've been returning other Canadian province's cores whenever they expand because the provinces up there are really fucking ugly. I haven't been able to reach Ontario so they blobbed. I might have to find a way to stop them from annexing PRO Edawrd Island which managed to conquer the martimes as a 1 bt 1 bp 1 bm OPM.
>the reformed scots sailed around the globe first
>supporting the thirteen colonies independence
>france is dead
>commonwealth blob safe
>no russia, just a fag muscovy losing to Tver
>ottoshits dead (that was me so no surprise)
>colombians besieging the french owned city Lucca in Tuscany
what an odd game after 200years
wew what the fuck
Portugal went republican and immediately allied Germany
craftsmen unless you have like 70% literacy, then maybe getting 20% clerks is worth it in some states
1:4 clerks to craftsmen
need 10% literacy for craftsman and 40% for clerks
low admin wages unless you're conquering or colonizing since pops tend to accumulate as bureaucrats that offer nothing past 1%
All the states have the equivilant of Western tech (0% more points needed per tech) but they have different units than Europe. >>128065819
Those aren't states of Mexico US or Canada yet, wait like 10 years.
Not only that, but I can start attacking European countries, Germany barely has a navy
Speaking of Turks, what should I do about the Ottoman Empire when I'm powerful enough to do something?
holy shit, america
get the fuck out of my /gsg/
Ethopia is a country, not a RREEEEEEEEEEligion
Is this to much prestige for a decision with so few requirements?
Only available for Italy, Lombardy and L-V
Consider that by 1842 you can have 20 prestige following a vanilla event I changed some lines
AFP guy, are you there?
I need fascist and monarchist flags for every US state, but I don't really need them until next month when I am almost done with my mod. So it's not really a necessity right now.
Based on what borders? That doesn't even look like the old Kingdom of Burgundy. Not to mention Switzerland didn't even exist before 1291 and only ever expanded by adding new cantons in.
Craftsmen will make your factories groB more quickly but clerks will make them more effiBient, so if you just want to fill your factories or make more goods or grow you industry score (or employ your unwashed masses) get craftsmen, but if you want to make the factories more profitable or if they're already filling too quickly for your factory construction to keep up, get clerks.
In the late game leave everything at 100% except taxes, in my experience you need to keep them below ~50% effective tax or you'll start seeing pop needs issues. You can also lower the admin spending because bureaucrat is a common thing for pops to promote/demote to and then never do anything else if the pay is good. I remember seeing well over 3% one time when I forgot to change the slider the entire game.
Hipster's Flag Mod
>converting to Proteshitism
>not staying true to the True Faith of Catholicism
>trying to take advantage of AFP like this
i've tried explaining this before to people that don't seem to get it and i got flamed for it so i'm not going to again.
I'd show you guys how much slower a tax economy is with lazy fair as US but the update fucked my save.
then do it yourself
leave AFP alone
it's 5 minutes per day
5 minutes is nothing
it takes longer than that for my computer to boot up
he can do it while watching youtube stuff or playing victoria or something i dunno
it's a job easier said than done. if 30 people were willing to do 3 flags each it would take less than 15 minutes at a rate of 5 minutes per flag.
how's that asking for too much?
If you think it isn't asking too much how about you go ahead an do it yourself?
The whole 100 flags.
You'll realize your mistake.
How do you know its five minutes?, have you actually made a flag or you are just shitposting for the sake of it?, also taking into account the way that AFP works, which is to make sure that each flag have some meaning related to the country and monarchist and fascist flags implies some kind of research I think it's more than 5 minutes.
>just ask him if he can do them.
>don't say that he has to, he can just do some
>XDDD DONT BE RUDE
I don't even need a lot because I'll be editing some flags here http://imgur.com/a/gDtn1 for some states
On the topic of flags, can you change Virginia's flag to pic related?