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Finished: 06 PM Wed 16 Aug 17 UTC
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Pot: 70 D - Autumn, 1910, Finished
Classic, Draw-Size Scoring
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Game won by johnd_7 (484 D)
16 Jul 17 UTC Spring, 1901: Lets have a nice clean war everyone. Good luck~
16 Jul 17 UTC Spring, 1901: Lets have a nice clean war everyone. Good luck~
16 Jul 17 UTC Spring, 1901: Best of luck everyone!
17 Jul 17 UTC Autumn, 1901: Le Petit Parisien, September 4th 1901
In the early hours of this morning, the Spanish flag flying over the Palacio de las Cortes in Madrid was replaced with the French tricolor, signalling an end to the war that started in the spring of this year. King Alfonso XIII is scheduled to sign Spain's unconditional surrender later today. Prime Minister Emile Loubet had this to say in an interview: "After losing their colonies in the disaster of 1898, it was clear that the Spanish government was no longer capable of tending to the interests of its population, and that 'The most excellent' Praxedes Mateo Sagasta is anything but. France could not stand idly by while the Spanish people suffered under incompetent leadership, and so we decided to oust this unqualified parliament. We want to reassure the Spanish people that France has no intention of upsetting the day-to-day operations of your country; his excellency Alfonso XIII shall remain the head of state and no laws will change in the short term. We hope our two nations can work together and that a lasting peace may form out of this turmoil."

When questioned whether the French armies would press on to take Portugal, the Prime Minister was non-committal. He was, however, quick to stress his position on war with the other great powers of Europe. "With the growing military buildup in the past few years, this continent has become a tinderbox, poised to erupt in flame at the slightest provocation. I fear that if this delicate balance of power is upset we may face a great war, unlike any the world has seen before. France shall not go down in history as the nation that lit the match, and I counsel other leaders to let cooler heads prevail. Let it be known, though, that France will not be led like a lamb to the slaughter. As vice president Theodore Roosevelt of the United States of America put it so eloquently in his speech two days ago, France intends to 'speak softly and carry a big stick.' While we may not be the ones to start this coming war, we will be the ones to end it."
18 Jul 17 UTC Autumn, 1901: Le Petit Parisien, November 12th, 1901
Today the 1st French Naval Division seized control of the city of Porto after a short bombardment. The attack came in response to the Portugese army's attempt to oust French troops from Madrid two days ago, which was thankfully repelled with minimal loss of life. Several members of the Portugese army's high command have been arrested and await trial, but others remain at large. French military leadership is confident the situation will be resolved swiftly, but has instated martial law in the interim. Portugese citizens are assured they need not fear any repercussions for the cowardly attack orchestrated by their army.
21 Jul 17 UTC Autumn, 1902: Le Petit Parisien, October 17th, 1902
After the abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm II following the revolution organized by the Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands, or SPD, Germany has been plunged into chaos. There is widespread looting and there are daily riots in every major city. In order to restore some semblance of order, French troops have been sent into the Ruhr valley and have instated martial law. Another French regiment has been diverted to Belgium at the request of King Albert I, who hopes the additional troops will prove sufficient to prevent the turmoil spreading to his own country. The newly instated president Friedrich Ebert insists that the SPD is close to regaining control of the country, but many Germans are skeptic.

In a brief interview, Prime Minister Loubet had this to say: "Revolutions are always messy affairs. If it were up to me, I would let Germany's new government deal with the issue itself. However, it is the duty of heads of state to tend not just to the well-being of our own people, but also to that of the continent as a whole. The chaos in Germany is dangerous, and it is therefore our task to restore order, lest the unrest spread to other nations." When asked whether he expected more German territories to be temporarily annexed, he replied "That will depend on how soon the SPD can get its affairs in order. France is doing what it considers necessary to keep the peace, and is open to a discussion on how best to achieve that goal."
05 Aug 17 UTC Autumn, 1906: I tried France
15 Aug 17 UTC Good game everyone. Good job Turkey/ I survived being a bottom feeder! Yay.

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johnd_7 (484 D)
Won. Bet: 10 D, won: 70 D
19 supply-centers, 14 units
Tywin (100 D)
Survived. Bet: 10 D
13 supply-centers, 14 units
The Feedbag (100 D)
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2 supply-centers, 4 units
Defeated. Bet: 0 D
JayK (102 D)
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Homel (100 D)
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TornadoCreator (100 D)Italy (Spring, 1903) with 2 centres.
JimBar (100 D)Austria (Spring, 1906) with 4 centres.
GrittyTaters (100 D)Russia (Spring, 1902) with 6 centres.
JukeboxJones (100 D)Germany (Autumn, 1902) with 4 centres.
Grumbock (100 D)Russia (Autumn, 1904) with 4 centres.
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