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Finished: 12 PM Mon 25 Jan 10 UTC
Private Mullagain
3 days /phase
Pot: 140 D - Spring, 1911, Finished
Classic, Survivors-Win Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
24 Oct 09 UTC Spring, 1901: Is it not semi-bullshit, realpolitik style, that at the onset of the game (under our points-per-support-center ruleset) Russia begins with 25 chits of the pot by right, while the rest of us reserve only 19?
24 Oct 09 UTC Spring, 1901: In Russia chits own you.
26 Oct 09 UTC Spring, 1901: Hum; Germany just de-finalized his orders... wonder why?
26 Oct 09 UTC Spring, 1901: I was having 22nd thoughts
26 Oct 09 UTC Spring, 1901: Now if only Austria would finalize his orders we could process the season...
27 Oct 09 UTC Spring, 1901: 'twould be nice to progress prior to eastern midnight
27 Oct 09 UTC Spring, 1901: Who is not finalized?
27 Oct 09 UTC Autumn, 1901: Technical question: what are the orders given to an army being convoyed? Hold?
27 Oct 09 UTC Autumn, 1901: You order the army's move from the start space to the end space (of the convoy). The menus will change, once you've selected this, to show you are attempting to move by convoy. You then order the fleet to convoy, and select the start and end spaces of the convoy in the ensuing menus.

For example, if England wished to convoy, he could order: A Edi - Nwy; F NTH convoy A Edi - Nwy.
27 Oct 09 UTC Autumn, 1901: thanks
30 Oct 09 UTC Autumn, 1901: Interesting... was England's botched convoy a genuine misorder or a clever ploy...?
02 Nov 09 UTC Autumn, 1902: anyone else having issues with the dropdowns? It's not generating the secondary menus.
02 Nov 09 UTC Autumn, 1902: Looks like they've amended the system; you have to click "Save" after making a selection in a dropdown and it will generate the next-level of menu. I would assume "Lock" is the equivalent of "Finalize" before.
02 Nov 09 UTC Autumn, 1902: Don't trust Turkey's assumptions about the Lock/Finalize buttons, he has little experience with their use.
10 Nov 09 UTC Spring, 1903: Should someone call Radar?
10 Nov 09 UTC Spring, 1903: It's only 6am out west... I'll text him
10 Nov 09 UTC Spring, 1903: well, I wouldn't mind if he just rolled over in the face of obvious Russian dominance
10 Nov 09 UTC Spring, 1903: Are you suggesting he has actually forgotten to sign in...?
10 Nov 09 UTC Spring, 1903: I'm suggesting that he hasn't made any moves whatsoever, preparatory or finalized, as evidenced by the lack of a check mark near his name.
10 Nov 09 UTC Spring, 1903: Ahhh, the wise and great "Empty Fortress" strategy in action maybe?
10 Nov 09 UTC Spring, 1903: I'm just going to vote for a Pause, and hope he can make his orders tonight.
15 Nov 09 UTC Autumn, 1903: Hmmm. That went well. What's the consolation prize?
15 Nov 09 UTC Autumn, 1903: I have to echo that, except I should note that I didn't expect it to go that well.
17 Nov 09 UTC Autumn, 1903: Put the kibosh on those moves, Caliph.
17 Nov 09 UTC Autumn, 1903: I do not think that word means what you think it means.
17 Nov 09 UTC Spring, 1904: Caliphs ruled Turkey in the early 1900s, no?
17 Nov 09 UTC Spring, 1904: Wrong word, Monsieur Le President. To "put the kibosh" on something is to extirpate or quell it, not to bring something to a conclusion, as I'd imagine you were going for. To "put the kibosh" on my moves would mean something more like "force me to default to all-hold" than "hit the bloody Ready button." Or in the somewhat dated argot of pop culture, "wrap it up, B."
17 Nov 09 UTC Spring, 1904: Touché.
17 Nov 09 UTC Spring, 1904: But while we're on the subject, the Caliphate as a political entity had long gone by the wayside by the ultimate days of the Ottoman Empire. The leader in 1901 (and for the remainder of the decade) was Abdul Hamid II, styled (per Wiki) His Imperial Majesty, The Sultan Abdülhamid II, Emperor of the Ottomans, Caliph of the Faithful... but his regnal title was Sultan, not Caliph. The style "Caliph of the Faithful" is more akin to, e.g., the British Crown's style as "Defender of the Faith." One would surely not address HRM The Queen as "Defender Elizabeth II". You can call me HIM The Sultan, or just HIM for short.
17 Nov 09 UTC Spring, 1904: To weigh in, as a sometime student of the Ottomans, the title of Caliph was not an honorific like the British Crown's. It is more akin to the British monarch appointing himself pope over all Christians (think in highlander terms - "there can be only one"), and the clergy in Rome acknowledging that claim. Further, his position as caliph was extremely influential on Sultan Abdulhamid II's foreign and domestic policies. He sought to reform identity politics in the empire in the face of Russia and Greece's promotion of pan-Slavism (Eastern Orthodoxy) and pan-Hellenism (Greek Orthodoxy) by promoting his position as caliph. This policy is break from his predecessors', who attempted to promote a more western, multi-confessional, multi-ethnic national identity of "Ottoman." Further, in almost all dealings with the Russian and Austro-Hungarian Empires, his position as caliph was as or sometimes even more important than his position as emperor, as there were reciprocal treaties that acknowledged the Tsar as protector of the Ottoman Empire's Orthodox peoples while the Sultan was recognized as the protector of the Muslim people in the newly conquered territories of the Russian Empire. All in all though, it amounts to little, because around this time, the Sultan was really just a figurehead with little to no political power.
17 Nov 09 UTC Spring, 1904: However, in all political affairs, the appropriate term for a foreigner addressing the sultan would not have been caliph.
17 Nov 09 UTC Spring, 1904: I stand corrected. I should have better than to hold forth amateurishly when a genuine scholar of the matter was present.

That being said, the Sultan takes certain umbrage at the suggestion he just a figurehead with little to no political power. Sultan Sunshine is unchallenged in his direction of the Ottomans.
17 Nov 09 UTC Spring, 1904: "Osmanlı İmperatorluğu canlandırmaya çalışıyorum! Padişaha çok yaşa!"
- Sultan Sunshine
19 Nov 09 UTC Spring, 1904: You guys think we could finalize our moves asap, since the server got reset last night?
16 Dec 09 UTC Autumn, 1907: I ask that everyone vote for pause before next thursday, when I leave the country for a few weeks. I'll hold my vote until then, so you can all go ahead and do so without a premature stoppage.

Best,
Ihre Fuhrer
23 Dec 09 UTC Autumn, 1908: I'll be flying out before this turn is resolved, so I would appreciate it if everyone could go ahead and vote pause. Note, Russia and France, you'll need to do so again, as your previous votes were lost at the end of last turn.

Thanks, and Happy Holidays.
11 Jan 10 UTC Autumn, 1908: Back, and ready for the game to be unpaused. Happy New Year
16 Jan 10 UTC Autumn, 1909: Guys, I just want to say that network of supports in the Far East is just awe-inspiring. Let's keep it up.
20 Jan 10 UTC Spring, 1910: Who wants to vote for a draw : )

Start Backward Open large map Forward End

Turkey
Drawn. Bet: 20 D, won: 28 D
11 supply-centers, 11 units
France
abelwingnut (124 D)
Drawn. Bet: 20 D, won: 28 D
10 supply-centers, 10 units
Germany
catanach (184 D)
Drawn. Bet: 20 D, won: 28 D
8 supply-centers, 8 units
Italy
delascabezas (112 D)
Drawn. Bet: 20 D, won: 28 D
3 supply-centers, 3 units
Russia
Quicure (100 D)
Drawn. Bet: 20 D, won: 28 D
2 supply-centers, 2 units
Austria
radamadar (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
England
Blacklung (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
Civil Disorders
Blacklung (100 D)England (Autumn, 1905) with 0 centres.
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