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Dr. Cynic
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« on: August 11, 2013, 02:51:09 PM »

Welcome players to turn 1 of Crown and Country. I will provide a few news snippets to open everything up. Make public diplomatic and policy decisions here. Secret communiques (which can take place), must include the GM in the conversation (So I can react accordingly in the news). So when you PM someone for a secret communique, also remember to include me. Now, onto the game. The opening turn may be a bit slow because we're just starting, but it should pick up.


TURN 1:

To Great Britain:

The Acts of Union are being debated in Parliament. It is facing serious opposition from the Irish House of Commons. How will you facilitate things?

The War of the Second Coalition continues. You're allied with Austria (HRE) against France and Spain. Clearly, with Russian forces having thrown in the towel, you're in trouble. Austria does not maintain a particularly large army and Franco-Spanish forces are combined larger and better trained than your own. You will need allies to fight on the continent. Perhaps Prussia or Sweden are open to it?

Both yourself and France have engaged in preventing American merchants from trading with the other side. The U.S. is demanding a halt to firing on unarmed merchant ships. Keep in mind, if you stop, you'll gain some goodwill from your former colonies, but they may also want to keep trading with France. Push too far and it could result in another war...


To France:

You abandoned your army in Egypt and have worked since then at negotiations with Commodore Sidney Smith to be able to honorably withdraw your forces. However, you've basically abandoned one of your best commanders, Jean Baptiste Kleber, with the Egyptian forces. If the British refuse, you'll have to rebuild your continental army (which you've secretly already begun)

A constitutional referendum is underway. It would place power entirely in your hands. Though the other two French Consuls see what you're doing, they appear to be powerless to stop it.

Relations with the young United States have been recently poor. After you heard of George Washington's death, you ordered a period of mourning for France to try and make a good look of it. However, the U.S. insists on being allowed to trade with both yourself and Britain. Can you allow this to continue? Push it too far and it may push the U.S. back into England's arms, so tread carefully.

Austria is weak and appears ripe to take if you can muster your forces fast enough.


To Prussia:

You've tried to remain neutral so far between England and France. Rather, your primary concern is reform in the decadent and corrupt Court.

Your people are clamoring for social reforms and there is a riot in Warsaw where the poor throw rocks at Prussian soldiers who respond mercilessly. You suspect it could be Russian influence to create instability.

Both France and Britain are instigating you to enter on their side. How will you respond?


To Russia:

You've withdrawn from the war, though you still provide moral support to Britain.

Prussia possibly suspects that you were responsible for instigating the riots in Warsaw. Was it you? Will you continue on that course if it was?

The peasants in your own lands are desperately hungry. You, being a liberal-minded Emperor might think to give them more. However, your landlords are dead set against the peasants advancing their station. What will you do?


To Sweden:

Your nation has been in decline since Russia defeated you in 1721. You still exert some power and economic influence, however. But you must choose you you align with carefully as both Britain and France are anxious for your support.

The United States represents a new opportunity to find an economic partner. You might protest the sinking of U.S. Merchant ships to gain a new friend. Or, you may ignore America entirely.

Russia is licking its wounds after throwing in the towel during the coalition campaign. Will you take advantage of this opportunity. After all, you've got no social or political unrest to deal with.


To Holy Roman Empire:

You stand with Britain against France and Spain. However, you don't have much left to fight with as your army is weak. France is intent on crushing you. You could surrender and possibly live to fight another day...


To the United States:

The sinking of your merchant ships by both Britain and France has really served to anger you. War with either nation is not advisable, but allied with one, you could certainly fight, if that's what it came to.

The Alien and Sedition Acts, which forbid criticism of the government is deeply unpopular and causing resentment. Will you repeal?

Pennsylvania has made itself a problem again. This time, it's not Western Pennsylvania, but rather Eastern Pennsylvania. John Fries has instigated a tax rebellion that has turned violent. Federalists are stirring up a frenzy arguing that Fries is a traitor and should be hanged.
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Dr. Cynic
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2013, 01:47:53 PM »

Turn one should be about over. I'll extend it till midnight tonight. Any nation that hasn't taken their full turn (Sweden, I'm looking at you, and I know you've been working diplomatically).

I believe everyone but Sweden has made their moves for turn 1. If you haven't yet, please do so by midnight EST or it will count against you.
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Dr. Cynic
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2013, 01:56:53 PM »

Turn one should be about over. I'll extend it till midnight tonight. Any nation that hasn't taken their full turn (Sweden, I'm looking at you, and I know you've been working diplomatically).

I believe everyone but Sweden has made their moves for turn 1. If you haven't yet, please do so by midnight EST or it will count against you.

Just a question, is the next turn going to be January 1801?

April-May-June 1800.
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2013, 06:52:26 PM »

END TURN

Next turn's write up will follow either late tonight or tomorrow. No further moves or communique's may be issued until turn 2.
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2013, 12:32:08 AM »

TURN 2

To the United Kingdom:

Protests in Ireland have begun once it becomes public knowledge that bribes and political favors were used to bring Ireland into the new UK. Though non-violent so far, the protests grow more vociferous each day.

Your decision to cease firing on American merchant ships has been a wise move. By the summer, thanks to France also beginning to cease firing, trade from America is flowing freely, greatly boosting your economy.

Your decision to deploy the Royal Navy to Malta has caused your friends in Russia to protest. They want Malta returned to the control of the Knights Hospitaller. Russia has made certain promises that could bring it back into the war on your side. Your response should come soon.

You've continued to stall negotiations to get Napoleon's army out of Egypt. France has seemed willing to cooperate to end the War of the Second Coalition. Are you?


To French Republic:

The constitutional referendum has passed giving you complete power.

Your moves could be considered puzzling at first glance. You've begun negotiating in earnest for a ceasefire with Austria and with Britain. The British are being particularly stubborn, especially about Egypt.

Speaking of Egypt, even though the army is trapped, your General Kleber, enraged at the British, especially Admiral Keith (whom he's been negotiating with), restarts the hostilities and with the remnants of your army, attacks the Ottoman Turks at Heliopolis. Your forces are outnumbered 6-1, but they are victorious. Just months later, Kleber is assassinated by a fanatic, costing you one of your better generals.

The U.S. has refused so far your offer of alliance (as it has with Britain) maintaining that the ceasefire on merchant ships is all they desire. They've also opened bargaining to buy Louisiana and Florida from you.

Russia, also wishing to remain a neutral power, has refused your offer of alliance.


To Prussia:

You've managed to avert a minor disagreement with both the UK and France over German interests. Well done.

Your entry as one of the nations in the League of Armed Neutrality is greeted with a bit of misgiving by the martial-minded populace. Hawks are accusing such decisions as weak, perhaps not understanding that it's not in Prussia's interests to enter an Anglo-Franco War.

Von Hardenberg reports back to you that the Polish people desire to be free of the German yolk to govern themselves. Polish political leaders are asking to peacefully be allowed to go out on their own.


To Russia:

You've made a flurry of moves, proving yourself among the most capable of the rulers. Unlike in Prussia, your war-weary populace is happy to be a member of the new League.

The Chinese Emperor receives your envoy and begins negotiating an agreement to regulate the tea and fur trade.

Your reforms in the serf-landlord arrangement has been greeted positively by your liberal friends, but conservatives are angered at any change of the present system. Still, the reforms you made are not overreaching ones, so the policy remains popular.

The United Kingdom has yet to respond to your demands on Malta. Your swift denial of the Warsaw Riots was a wise move and it seems the Prussians feel you're being truthful.


To Sweden:

Another member of the new League, you seem to be the newest ally for the young United States. Your protests on behalf of the Americans (as well as the other neutral powers) have been the most vociferous in Europe.

The Riksdag meets in an attempt to set right the nation's finances, but your expensive new naval building has caused the Riksdag to effectively throw up their hands. Either build your navy or build up your finances, you cannot do both right now.

Denmark-Norway accepts your envoys with some skepticism. Talks have so far been unproductive as the two smaller nations have remembered the kind of iron hand Sweden dominated Scandinavia with many years ago.

Your old Russian enemies are glad to hear that you're unwilling to go to war at this time. Russia is also quite war-weary and this could be a new beginning for the both of you.

Britain and France both seem to respect your neutrality.


To Holy Roman Empire:

Your decision to seek a peace and a ceasefire with Napoleon is a wise move for your own survival, though it has made your British allies doubt your mettle. Still, it's the wisest move you can make for your own self-preservation.

You've taken a stand with France to keep Imperial German possessions. You've yet to hear back from France on this, but that could still yet be to your advantage.

The Austrian economy has been hit hard by this war. Your extreme censorship policies have also served to stifle the ones flowering artistic life in Vienna. Your economy has suffered for this and your extensive spy network is reporting troubling things.


To the United States:

Congratulations. The UK and France have both backed down and your merchant ships can now trade freely, boosting your economy. There's much that can be done with this new money.

Spain has offered to sell you Florida for 5 cents per acre. Around about $20 million dollars. Your negotiations to buy Louisiana from France remain ongoing.

The Federalist Party nominated for President Chief Justice Oliver Ellsworth and for Vice President General Charles C. Pinckney to oppose President Jefferson.

The repeal of the Alien and Sedition Acts are wildly popular. With censorship now lax, President Jefferson has opened himself up to criticism, but doesn't find much! At least not here.

Fries is found guilty of treason by the Court and sentenced to death. Many are agitating for a pardon. It would be a popular move to issue the pardon, but your stated desire to stand by the sentence, whatever it may be, is opening you up to criticism.

You should really begin naval building soon. You've got the cash. There are many enemies out there, least of all pirates. Some more firepower would raise your standing in the eyes of other powers.
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Dr. Cynic
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2013, 07:00:44 PM »

Would you rather have the Ottomans or Spain?

A world map is probably a bit more than my capabilities, but, if someone wants to volunteer, I'll help them maintain it.
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Dr. Cynic
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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2013, 10:37:38 PM »

I think there's been plenty of time to do your second turn here... So...

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