Part 17: 1870-1875 : Carving up the Body
As the 1870s begin, we embark on a new plan to secure the former colonies of Yakakkie.
General Iruhet was able to seize control of Sotovvy with only minor resistance from Kovan separatists.
The troops that captured Yakakkie will take months to recover their strength. General Visü returns home as a hero, Bimis goes back to maintaining homeland defense, and Uluk is installed as governor of Yakakkie.
The Ministry of Information would like apologize to General Uluk for previous incorrect spellings of his name.
Generous trade agreements are established with our newly-reconciled neighbors.
Mone is losing the naval battle, but they grab Yakakkinese territory.
Our own navy finally adds one of the new heavier ironclad warships.
Mone grabs more land, and Pfessörtig decides to take control of southern Evace.
Uluk gathers his troops to move before Mone or Pfessöttirg take any more territory.
Magnanimous grants of aid are offered to Visisik's smaller neighbors.
General Uluk drives back the Yakakkie troops after a brief battle.
Ever the coward, General Mura flees the province and goes into hiding before our forces can capture him.
With the capture of Shibiru, our new Yakakkie territory is able to ship its products out via Faki.
Naval technology is advancing rapidly; better construction techniques allow for faster and bigger steel vessels.
Unaraco is quite receptive to our trade agreement, and we quickly become their favored partner.
Another innovation will allow us to expand our mining efforts.
The remaining Yakakkinese establish a "Republic of Yakakkie" in Ota. We let them be.
Our merchant capacity is unrivaled; with no nations daring to attack us, we have almost twice the capacity of any other power, and new freighters only serve to improve that.
We continue to offer steel to both sides in order to feed their war machine.
There is a scramble to locate resources in Asfah. Surely there are oil deposits to be found there!
We discover to our distress that Wan has been secretly holding diplomatic meetings in Unaraco.
Mone splits up Pfessöttirg's 'colony' of Niatat.
Resource production is almost more than even our new power plants can deal with.
Trade agreements are renegotiated to guarantee that all trade will go to Visisik.
All our efforts are for naught, however. Unaraco has no wish for us to
The biggest advancement in army technology in years is developed. Surprisingly, it is a Pfessöttirgian firm that is recognized as the innovators of the new guns.
Unaraco becomes a protectorate of Wan, but Wan wisely promises to allow our development companies to remain.
Miners get to work on improving the gold and iron mines there by making use of dynamite.
Our efforts to develop Asfah are unsuccessful, and Mone gains their favor. We are left with nothing to show for it there.
Our generals are invited to a 'demonstration' of the new artillery guns along the Republic of Yakakkie's border.
Two of the new "railroad" guns and an upgraded field gun will taunt the former enemy.
All it takes is a single shot from the guns to rout or kill most opposing troops.
Satisfied, we withdraw, having suffered only a small number of casualties. The Yakakkinese lost 5 entire regiments, and another 5 were reduced below half-strength.
On the eve of the 1875 Council session, Visisik is the clear favorite. Wan's hold on second place is slipping as both Mone and Pfessöttirg are gaining power.
Mone is in an unusal position: their navy has been utterly defeated and their trade fleets destroyed. Yet their army consistently bests the other Great Powers (Visisik excepted, naturally) and they continue to expand their territory. Perhaps they feel exploiting the land and taking what they want will be sufficient for them? Only time will tell.
The current state of the world: Visisik is the largest and most prosperous country. Mone holds nearly as much territory as Visisik but it is uncertain if they can hold it. Wan has made a bid for power, and have finally modernized the country, but the protracted war with Mone has left their population depleted and their economy weakened. Meanwhile, Pfessöttirg remains only nominally involved in global politics, only occasionally participating in their own war. Nevertheless, their policies have kept them as one of the four remaining Great Powers, and they do not appear to be disappearing any time soon.