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    Balance of Power

    The year is 1901. The great powers of Europe are stirring, driven by the twin engines of nationalism and industrialization. For the first time since the era of Napoleon and the Congress of Vienna that was intended to protect against another, armies are mobilizing across the Continent. With the United States occupied by dreams of Empire in Latin America and Asia and Africa carved up by colonialism, the nation that can gain dominance in Europe will also have dominance of the entire world. The dawn of the 20th Century has seen the old balance of power in Europe crumbling, leaving the door open for a leader strong and crafty enough to reshape it to suit his and his nation's ambitions.

    Spring 1901 Map



    Country Assignment

    Chosen randomly, here are your country assignments.

    Austria-Hungary - Neftren
    England - MeklorIlavator
    France - stezerok
    Germany - Mavian
    Italy - darthmario
    Russia - Highwarlord
    Turkey - onilever


    There will be an extra long period of diplomacy before the orders for Spring 1901 are due. In addition, if two players agree to swap nations, please PM me (both) and I will switch you all up. Please post below to introduce yourself and your preferred method for negotiations. Have fun good luck, and Spring 1901 orders are due (PM or e-mail elektrotek85 *at* gmail.com) Friday, 19 October 10:00 PM EST (0300 GMT)
    Last edited by Elektro; 2007-10-18 at 08:28 PM.
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    I'm in. I prefer Pm's and I regularly check them. Don't count on me seeing your emails right away.

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    I'm in, and prefer PMs over email, and I think I'll stick with Italy. All the better to say "It's-a me, Darth Mario!" with.

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    well I'm definitely game to play, and I'm down with France too! PM's are fine for me as well.
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    I rarely check my email, so PM's work best for me aswell.

    Oooh, it looks like its time to Blitz 38 years early.
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    I'm in, and open for PMs like everyone else.
    Please state the name of your country-Russia and the subject of the message in the message title
    (ex: England-Russia We Only Drink The Blood of Our Enemies)
    EDITED: Simply because switches would take time to organize which would, in turn, take time away from diplomacy, I will not be seeking a switch. Let the games begin

    All Hail Ze Motherland!


    Moscow Press: Spring 1901 Edition
    The Empire Opens its Ambassadorial Halls
    The illustrious Czar Highwarlord, in a recent act of international solidarity, has officially opened Russia's borders to foreign diplomats and built an international meeting room to accomodate them.
    "We take power checks, bounced cheques, and miscellaneous Czecks with the same open minded policy, provided that the second of the three is kept to a minimum," he said, as he cut the ribbon on this establishment.
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    Just an affable fellow, really.

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    Prime Minister OniLever - England

    Cheerio, gents! Let's have good clean fight, now, what?

    Secret communique can be sent via private carrier pigeon {PM} as the telegraph lines may have been tapped!


    President OniLever - Turkey

    The Ottoman empire shall rise anew! Those who wish to become our servants may send a lone horseman to our capital {PM}. Those who do not bow down to our might will be captured, publicly flogged and executed!
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    Meklor and onilever have agreed to swap a corner for another corner. Onilever is now Turkey, and Meklor is England.

    I will wait until Wednesday for Neftren to confirm his spot. Otherwise, I will quickly find a replacement for you all to negotiate/backstab.

    Well, let the games begin! Have fun and remember that if things trun out badly for you this game, there's always next time!
    Last edited by Elektro; 2007-10-15 at 02:10 PM.
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    I'm here, and yes I like PMs. PLEASE SPOILER THE HUGE IMAGE! :P

    If Darthmario doesn't object or if he wants to, I'd like to swap Austria-Hungary for Italy?
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    Upon reconsideration of the board, I think I'd like to remain Italy. All the better for Mario jokes.

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    Pardon me for holding the contrary view in this issue, but I liked the larger board much better. Maybe put the smaller board there and the larger board in spoiler tags?
    Just an affable fellow, really.

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    Erm, that's what I meant. Spoiler the image that exceeds the screen, and stretches my window, since that blocks off maybe 25% of the text on my monitor and it's just a huge pain.

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    Just a question:

    Will you be posting new maps each spring and winter, or will you be updating the top map each time? Oh and I don't mind a big map, if you spoiler it. Sorry to be confrontational earlier about it >.<

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    Personally, I am under the impression that it is equally easy to post a new map as it is to alter the old one ,so there is little reason he would not do so.

    And moves are apparently due on Friday, Neft.
    Just an affable fellow, really.

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    I will be posting new maps for each season. I use jDip as the rules adjudicator, which allows easy export of maps for each season. In fact, I'd recommend downloading it if you want to play out potential strategies. Messing around with it is how I've learned the rules.

    No problem about map sizes. I think we found a diplomatic way to settle it. I'll post a small map in the post and then the full-size on in a spoiler tag immediately below.

    And yes, unless someone has a serious problem, moves are due Friday, 19 October 10:00 PM EST
    "Il nous faut de l'audace, et encore de l'audace, et toujours de l'audace" Georges Jacques Dalton

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    Hmm... as most of the conversations will be done behind closed doors, will this thread act more like an OOC thread? Or can we use it for our machiavellian diplomatic plans?

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    Upon reconsideration of the board, I think I'd like to remain Italy. All the better for Mario jokes.
    Now, that's what I call true role playing. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by OniLever View Post
    Now, that's what I call true role playing. :)
    It's-a me, Supreme-World-Leader .... io.

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    I'm pretty sure that it functions both as OOC and IC thread. I think Of Emperors and Presidents is a pretty good example.
    Just an affable fellow, really.

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    Moscow Press: Spring 1901 Edition
    Russian Storms Harm Communication
    The Peace-Czar Igal Stovanovski has left the city of Moscow and commenced mobilization.
    "It is essential for maintaining premium country that we maintain premium mobility, yes?" he told Moscow Press in a recent interview. "Therefore we have sent in general mobilization before those silly Westerners."
    When confronted with the fact that general mobilization orders commit troops to their destinations, Stovanovski was resolute in his reply. "We are mobilizing to be mobile! Cease asking these silly questions!"
    It is the opinion of many throughout the world that the true reason for this forwardness lies in the fact that the capital city has been predicted to be out of touch with the rest of the world due to severity in storms.
    "We deny all knowledge of such storms!" said Weather-Czar Ivan Bruceskii. "In Russia, the almanacs do not predict the weather. They ARE the weather!"
    We were unable to approach the High Czar for comment, as he is currently snowed in.

    //There's supposed to be a power outage today, so I sent in orders.
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    By the way, Elektro, you spelled Austria wrong... it reads Austia.

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    24-hr warning - Spring 1901 Moves Due Friday, 19 October 2200 EST (0300 GMT)

    I have everyone's orders except for Mavian's, so most of you don't have to worry. As Neftren asked, if I do happen to get all orders in before the deadline I will post the map before.

    And, yes, I spelled "Austia" wrong
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    In that case gimme a few minutes and you'll have'em all.
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    @Elektro: Will you disclose everyone's moves or will we only see the resultant map?

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    I'd prefer just the map. Moves I suppose could just be figured out...

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    Spring 1901 Results

    Full Size Map

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    Order List:

    Austria:
    A bud->rum
    A vie-gal Bounced 1:1 with war
    F tri->alb

    England
    F edi->nth
    F lon->eng
    A lvp->yor

    France
    F bre->mao
    A par->bur
    A mar->spa

    Germany
    A mun holds
    a ber->kie
    f kie->hol

    Italy
    F nap->ion
    A rom->ven
    A ven->tri

    Russia
    A mos->stp
    F sev->bla Bounced 1:1 with ank
    A war->gal Bounced 1:1 with vie
    F stp->bot

    Turkey\
    A con->bul
    A smy->con
    F ank->bla Bounced 1:1 with sev

    No retreats, therefore:
    Fall 1901 Orders Due Friday 26 October, 2200 EST (0300 GMT)

    OoC: We can speed up the deadlines if you guys are willing. Also, does anyone know if I can edit image size with the IMG tag? I'd rather not make two versions, so unless someone does, I'll leave it spoilered.
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    "Il nous faut de l'audace, et encore de l'audace, et toujours de l'audace" Georges Jacques Dalton

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    Bah!!! Mario!!! You double crossing [Insert Farm Animal Here] !!!

    How could you do this to me! Oh and Highwarlord, I think we both kinda messed up our moves...? Or, I suppose you're just doublecrossing me as well...

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    Berne Beobachter - Fruehjahr 1901

    Swiss Once Again Watch Europe Plunge Into War
    The Beobachter will observe and provide an impartial voice on the Great War. Once again, we'd like to reiterate that Swiss neutrality will be observed and business will be conducted will all parties, no matter how treacherous. We can offer precision timepieces and secure banking for all your world domination needs!

    Peace-Czar Will Provide Numerous Laughs, Say Experts

    Italy Seizes Trieste, Austria-Hungary Imperiled?

    England Boldly Remilitarizes the English Channel

    Turkish and Russian Fleets Clash in the Black Sea

    Resistance Crushed in Spain, Holland, Bulgaria, and Rumania
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    I'm all up for speeding up the schedule now that we're started. Mon/Wed/Fri? Tue/Fri? Either of those ok with people?

    Neftren: *thbbbbt*

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    Summer 1901 -- The Vatican Times

    Plumber Elected Pope In Suprise Vote

    Venicians Attack Trieste From Gondalas, Find No Resistance (Luckily)

    France: Potential Ally Or Just A Bluff?

    Pope Called Farm Animal: Rasberries In Return
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    I would say a (Monday or tuesday)+Friday.

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