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Finished: 12 PM Mon 30 Jan 12 UTC
Private half the art of diplomacy
3 days /phase
Pot: 75 D - Spring, 1912, Finished
Classic, Survivors-Win Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
02 Dec 11 UTC Spring, 1901: Welcome to the game everybody. This is as much a learning experience for me as it is everyone else. If you have comments, message me at my email address.

Please don't feel shy to team up and make alliances. I think the role-playing is as much a part of this game as the strategy making.

Good luck!
02 Dec 11 UTC Spring, 1901: Note as well that Spain and Bulgaria have two coastal regions that can not be traversed by ships without entering the open ocean first (e.g., to go from North Spain to South Spain, a ship must first enter the Mid-Atlantic Ocean).
05 Dec 11 UTC Spring, 1901: England announces that it will be protecting the territory of Belgium. Efforts to encroach on English territory will be considered an act of war.
06 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1901: Kaiser Franz Joseph of Austria announces its displeasure with Russia's aggressive marshaling of its forces on the border of Galicia. Austria is a proud country with a long history of military strength, and those near Austria would be wise to tread lightly.
09 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1901: England and France hereby announce a protective partnership.
09 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1901: Kaiser Franz Joseph issues a proclamation denouncing the war-mongering, sensationalist Anglo-based media who are trying to demonize Austrian peace-keeping troops that have been forced into the growing situation in Italy.

The riots and infighting that occured throughout the Italian peninsula over the past few months (most likely a response to systematic failures in the social safety net) threatened the extraordinary architectural masterpiece that is Venice, in which even the smallest building contains works by some of the world's greatest artists such as Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese and others.

Pursuant to Article 4 of the UN Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, Austria "recognizes that the duty of ensuring the identification, protection, conservation, presentation and transmission to future generations of the cultural and natural heritage referred to in Articles 1 and 2... It will do all it can to this end, to the utmost of its own resources and, where appropriate, with any international assistance and co-operation."

Austria respects the autonomy of the Italian people, but it was deemed appropriate to provide them with 'international assistance and cooperation.' Kaiser Franz Joseph looks forward to working closely with the Italians to adequately safeguard Venice's masterpieces, so that Austrian peace-keepers can return home as soon as possible, but he makes it very clear that he will stay the course and remain as long as necessary.
10 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1901: The League of Extraordinary Dictators (LED) has agreed upon a plan to return a stable government to Italy. In exchange for removing peacekeeping force from Venice, Austria will be permitted to install Laura Miller as dictator of Italy.

LED will oversee the transition during the following year. As a result, no country may make aggressive moves in Italy until Spring 1903, at which point Laura will be installed.
12 Dec 11 UTC Spring, 1902: (Geofram): I forced mrmuszynski into Civil Disorder so Narwhallo can join. Let me know if you need anything else.
13 Dec 11 UTC Spring, 1902: (Geofram): I've placed him into CD again. Narwhallo can join as long as the first Italy does not visit the game's page.
13 Dec 11 UTC Spring, 1902: Rulers of the world,

Kaiser Franz sends his regards, and welcomes Signorina Narwhallo to her new position as ruler of the Italian peoples.

As you may know, Austrian peacekeeping forces have been safeguarding Venice's treasures for the past 6 months. This was done on behalf of culturally-appreciative peoples everywhere, and Austria asks for no recompense. Enjoying the palazzos and canals of that fair city for six months was more than enough prize, as it gave our Kaiser a welcoming place to adjourn during the long Austrian winter (when he was not skiing, of course).

With that in mind, Kaiser Franz looks forward to prosperous and fruitful relationships with his Italian neighbors to the West.
13 Dec 11 UTC Spring, 1902: The Emperor of Turkey joins the Kaiser in welcoming Signorina Narwhallo to the world stage and would like to congratulate her on her skill and determination in rising to the top of the fractious Italian political scene. We look forward to many long, fruitful conversations and great discourse to help lead the world into a shining new era of prosperity.

Also, the people of Turkey would like to convey the message that she seems smart.
14 Dec 11 UTC Spring, 1902: The German Empire wishes to extend our welcome to the new leader of Italy as well.
14 Dec 11 UTC Spring, 1902: Signorina Narwhallo of Italy expresses her happiness upon conquering Italian politics and rising to power (at last!), and wishes to thank the peoples of Austria, Turkey, and Germany for their kind words.
14 Dec 11 UTC Autumn, 1902: The Russian Empire offers the following piece of advice to the new Italian government: never get involved in a land war in Asia.
27 Jan 12 UTC “Be it hereby resolved that, on this day, the Austrian Empire and the Empire of Turkey declare that peace has come to the Continent of Europe. The great and benevolent leaders of these formidable nations will sign the Treaty of Agay. The signing of the Treaty, alongside the azure waters of the Mediterranean, will mark the end to the destructive conflict that brought darkness to our world. It will similarly mark the end of the tyrannical and tormented rules of the despots in France, Germany, England, Italy, and Russia, whose iron-fisted subjugation of free peoples is now a thing of the past.

The historic endeavors of these two great nations were marked by a cooperation founded on honor, wisdom, and a mutual desire to rid the free world of the evils that haunted the northern and western reaches of our fair continent. The people of these nations stand united in the service of the forces of good – prepared to brook no infringement on the sovereign rights of our people and no interference with our efforts to secure a stable and serene future.

The signing of this Treaty marks the end of a great struggle and the defeat of our enemies, who recognized that their tenuous grip on the reins of power was fleeting in the face of the righteous might of our arms. It begins the newest chapter in our collective history, our efforts to secure the peace and rebuild and preserve that which our enemies threatened to destroy, ensuring that the treasures of our continent remain the birthright of all her people.

On this momentous day in history, we celebrate the perseverance of our people in the face of the perfidious and treacherous actions of the now deposed leaders. We boldly gaze into a future filled with the promise of prosperity and peace; filled with the boldness and daring necessary to achieve our ambitious destiny, and we gladly welcome peace in our time.”
27 Jan 12 UTC “I offer my heartfelt congratulations and thanks to the bold and benevolent leader of the great Austrian Empire. His prodigious strength and gift for strategy helped us secure this great peace. He will be rewarded with the finest meats and cheeses in all the land. I am honored to share in this great victory, and tonight, we shall drink from the Keg of Glory.

Confusion to your enemies, my good friend, and prosperity to you and your family.”

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smac904 (128 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 38 D
17 supply-centers, 14 units
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 38 D
17 supply-centers, 15 units
mmuszynski (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
BlasterMaster (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Narwhallo (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
kmm (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
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