Alternate Europe History Diplomatic ScenarioLink to game template
1. Only join If you are committed to playing for weeks (and months) on end.
- Wait 1 turn between declaring and attacking.
- Declarations must include the phrase "declare war" and specify who is declaring on whom (You may declare on behalf of an alliance), and what the war intentions are (e.g.: Acquire Territory, Hegemony, Humiliation, Annexation, etc.), either side may add more goals.
- Peace may be Negotiated between single nations and/or alliances.
- A: Military (Normal) - If a nation is involved in a war, other nations may help
- B: Defensive - If a nation is declared upon other nations may help
- C: Non-Aggression - These nations should not go to war
- D: Guarantee of Independence - If a nation is declared upon other nations may help
- E: Satellite - These nations have autonomy, however they are under the control of the parent nation.
- AB&C are mutual, D&E are one-way
- Nations do NOT have to honour their alliances when called upon however they may gain a negative reputation if they don't
- German: Czechoslovakia, Poland
- Spanish: Catalonia
6. Zollverein (German Customs Union):
- Germany Leads the Zollverein and has some control over the members ((but not as much as satellites)
- Members: Germany & Satellites, Scandinavia, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Hungary
- Nations in the Zollverein may not go to war with one another
- Revolutions break out across Europe
- Germany: Thanks in part to the publication of the 'Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei', a unification movement grows in the German States and spreads until the leaders force the various monarchies to give up control of their realms and a new unified German state is formed with a socialist government.
- Italy: The Italian States Fight amongst themselves and with Austria. Liberal Movements Unite Italy. Austria Fights to regain influence and control.
- A United Germany (Minus Austria and a few Culturally German lands part of other nations) flourishes
- Spurred on by the success of German and Italian unification, Sweden Annexes Denmark to form Scandinavia and goes to war with Russia to acquire Finland
- Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte assumes power in France in a coup
- The Scandinavians form an alliance with Germany to fight Russia, with the Germans Intending to acquire Russian Poland
- Austria agrees to stay out of the war with Russia on the condition their interests in Poland are respected by both Russia and Germany
- The Italians are defeated and annexed by Austria
- After a bloody war a heavily industrialised Germany defeats Russia in the Baltics but the Scandinavians are unable to hold off the Russian assault and are overwhelmed
- The Russians propose an end to the war with Scandinavia on the condition Germany ends their assault
- Germany Agrees on the condition Scandinavia give Germany the Culturally German lands in Southern Denmark
- The Ottomans see a weakened Russia as an easy target. Britain and France attempt to make peace but are unable to stop the Ottomans from invading
- Russia seeks allies but is unable, meanwhile the Ottomans persuade France and Britain to join them against Russia
- Fearful that a Russian defeat could mean an Allied Hegemony over Europe; Germany, Austria, and Scandinavia pledge to support Russia in return for the acquisition of Finland and Russian Poland
- Faced with a massive war the British and French withdraw on the condition the Russian Allies do so too
- Treaty negotiations are held in Sevastopol. The treaty negotiations quickly expand to become a Congress between the 7 Powers involved in the potential war and a few other European Powers. This Congress once again redraws the European map: A new continental government is formed (The Council of Europe) intended to settle European Affairs and prevent further conflicts; Each of the Great Powers are given 2 seats and Secondary Powers 1. Russia Agrees to cede Finland to Scandinavia, The Ottomans and Russia agree to various treaties governing: the rights of Christian minorities in the Holy Land, protection of orthadox churches in the Ottoman Empire, the use of warships in the Black Sea, and other local affairs. Germany, Austria, and Russia release some of their polish territories to form a new Polish Nation. The Austrian and Ottoman Empires are pressured to release other cultural regions. Austria instead gives them autonomy within the empire. France agrees to sell Alsace-Lorraine to Germany in return for an end to German influences in the Low Countries.
- The Council of Europe begins to break down. Due to international and internal tensions between/within some members
- Poland struggles with their newfound independence and become heavily reliant on Germany and the Zollverein
- The status of Luxembourg and Alsace-Lorraine brings Germany and France to the brink of war
- Austria fails to hold back independence movements and fractures into culturally united nations
- A Catalan independance movement forces an independance deal with Spain
- The German population of Austria force the Emperor to step down and join the United German nation
- Unable to hold back war, Germany quickly defeats France and forces a peace deal which triggers the collapse of the French empire
- Poland invites Germany to take control of some areas of Polish government in order to maintain domestic control
- With France in turmoil, Britain takes the oppertunity to annex areas of France that they hold ancient claims to
- A period of stability in Europe leads to a series of cooperation including expansion of customs unions, joint expeditions and colonisation projects, and an attempt to prevent slavery worldwide
And this is where the game starts ...