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Europa Universalis III: Divine Wind

by Kersch

Part 46: Venice Part 10: A Generation of Revolution (1756-1777)

Venice Part 10: A Generation of Revolution (1756-1777)

Bohemia descends on Serbia with it vast armies and forces the surrender of the smaller nation.

Burgundy pursues its own ambitions by launching an invasion against Champagne and Avignon. Champagne's moment of weakness invites further invasions from its other long-time enemies as well as opportunistic neighbors.

Bavaria, Flanders, and Hesse ransack the weakened state following Burgundy's invasion. Breton rebels rise up in the northwest.

In North America, Quebec rises up to claim its independence from The Hansa and Burgundy.

Brazil breaks away as well, seizing land from Iberia, The Hansa, and Champagne.

Rebel sentiment is on the rise all along the eastern coast of North America. The Swedish and Bohemian colonies are well defended, but instability in the northeast may provide them with an opportunity.

The Revolution of Quebec grows, and its territory stretches all the way to the borders of Gelre.

Champagne's disastrous situation leaves them completely unable to restore order in its unstable colonies. Colombia and Venezuela each break away from their South American colonies in 1762.

American revolutionaries form the United States of America, forming a union between breakaway Flemish, Moroccan, and Polotsk colonies.

Their revolution continues into Swedish colonies, but it begins to run into trouble as regular Swedish and Bohemian armies rush to contain them.

The collapse of Champagne continues with another revolutionary state breaking off from their South American holdings. Paraguay comes into existence in 1763.

Italy's liberal policies and stable government have thus far seemed to spare it from the violent revolutions that are plaguing other nations. The total conquest of Japan is finally realized in 1763, over a century since the first Venetian troops set foot on the island.

An Iberian nobleman in North America seizes power, proclaiming the Sultanate of Mazula.

Morocco's focus on Africa has allowed it to build an enormous continental Sultanate.

Burgundy takes notice of the recent troubles of Iberia and uses it as an opportunity to weaken their hostile southern neighbor.

Iberian armies have been stretched to their breaking point trying to maintain peace at home and order in their oversea holdings. The invasion of a powerful neighbor is a threat that they aren't prepared to deal with.

Iberia is overwhelmed by both Burgundian invaders and rebel uprisings.

With Serbia neutralized, Bohemia continues its advance into Asia Minor and declares war on the Ottomans once again.

Iberia is effectively destroyed by Burgundy. The Basque people are given their freedom in Navarra, and the Iberian union is shattered with Badajoz and Zaragoza split away as separate states. Galician rebels are able to claim freedom in the northeast as well, followed closely by Granada in the south.

Iberia's weakness gives rise to another revolution in South America.

Bohemia pushes the Ottomans further to the east as their own presence on the Black Sea continues to grow.

The World in 1777

While other colonial nations struggle to maintain their holdings, Italy has had little trouble. Southeast Asia remains content with Italian rule, and Japanese uprisings are kept to a minimum with good policies and a local, battle-hardened army. Doge di Saluzzo has focused on trade and infrastructure development during his past few terms. A stable, peaceful Italy may be able to avoid the problems of other nations, but he wonders if there is a missed opportunity in this age of upheaval.

The Doge seeks guidance from his advisors regarding the direction Italy should take in the coming years.