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Part 108: De Ondergang

Narrated by PonderousHajj

  1. Intro

    Hello everyone! I’m political hack, casual discord user, and the last remaining Portugal flair-holder u/PonderousHajj, and I’ll be…

  2. Melon Map

    This week’s first map is by none other than our own Spherical Melon, showing us how the Brazilian python continues on its mission…

  3. Tile Accurate Map

    The next map is from the one and only /u/DerErlenkonig, showing us where each civ stands on the gameboard, so to speak. Brazil con…

  4. PR Slide

    And to nobody’s surprise, Brazil comes in at number one. Lacsirax-- speaking with uncharacteristic certainty --believes the show’s…

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    We begin today in the western theater of the Second Brazil-Boerg War, aka OCP III, where Pedro’s conquests continue with minimal r…

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    The eastern theater looks no different. Mundigak, Olyokminsk, and Lalibela have all turned green as a deluge of XCOM units flood i…

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    For one reason or another Pedro decides to denounce Henry Parkes, with whom he shares a de facto maritime border.Meanwhile, remnan…

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    In Baja California, it’s only a matter of time before Ekeuhnick captures the Blackfoot holdout of Waipahu, even though Aussie peac…

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    Ekeuhnick’s new territory is already fully carpeted with top-of-the-line units, and is probably the only army on the cylinder righ…

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    Over in Greenland, Ingolfur’s land troops are heavily outnumbered by Brazilian peacekeepers and Free Blackfoot resistance fighters…

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    We turn now to Siberia, where Sibir continues to hammer away at Mongolia’s dwindling and largely outdated military. Kuchum Khan ca…

  12. 8

    In the Sea of Zanj (I had to google that one), the once-mighty Boer navy has vanished. On land, Brazil’s army appears to have regr…

  13. 9

    And just like that, Pietermaritzburg, Nylstroom, and Potchefstroom are captured. Pedro is cutting through city after city like it’…

  14. 10

    In Europe, Sweden denounces Iceland. Both civs possess respectable navies positioned at point-blank range, though neither possess…

  15. 11

    Nkuna falls to Brazil as Kruger orders a feeble counterattack with some of his last remaining drones. At sea, his navy retreats so…

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    In the west, Bethal and Benoni fall; worker drones from Madagascar begin evacuating, presumably headed to Antarctica by way of the…

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    Over on the Indian subcontinent we see just how efficiently Pedro is consolidating his empire, having annexed and built courthouse…

  18. 14

    ...Pretoria has fallen.The carnival came to town and plunged a dagger into the heart of the Boerg. Alongside Pretoria, the cities…

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    On Madagascar, Heidelberg goes green. While it looks like Kruger can hold off Pedro’s embarked forces with his navy for a few more…

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    Across the ocean, Henry Parkes of Australia has seized the earlier expulsion of Brazil’s omnipresent army and rebuilt his carpet--…

  21. 17

    Boerg resistance fighters briefly recapture Pretoria, before Brazil, which has not been deleted, moves back in, this time for good…

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    Blackfoot diehards hoping that Ekeuhnick would be content after conquering North America, sorry: the Inuit have taken Honolulu. Cr…

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    Nobamba and Vryburg are taken by Brazil while a largely useless Boer navy looks on. A lone Australian Digger appears just to make…

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    Bahir Dar falls to Pedro while Kruger musters up a few Boerg drones from his new capital in Ulundi to defend Johannesburg and Boks…

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    Sibir continues to put pressure on Mongolia, taking Khoro and Hovd. The latter looks prime to flip a couple times, but Sibir clear…

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    The new Blackfoot capital is the megacity of Miliani, on what I assume is the island of Kauai. It’s guarded by a flotilla of robot…

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    The story is largely the same in the city of Kaneohe, although this city has more room to breathe, with more empty tiles around it…

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    Clearly two islands aren’t enough, though, as the Blackfoot sack Ahkaiyikokakinik in the Aleutian chain. The other Inuit cities i…

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    Kwa Dukuza falls to Brazil as XCOMs, biotroopers, and paratroopers continue to stream into what’s left of Boer Africa.Kruger still…

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    As you may have noticed in the last slide, Crowfoot has made peace with Ekeuhnick, and has given up the former Hawaiian megalopoli…

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    Ahkaiyikokakinik has also been relinquished, meaning the Blackfoot are left with a single, one tile island city in the middle of t…

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    Whether it be through an error stemming from the mapping process of the mk. II, a glitch in the Boerg hivemind, or magic, Brazil’s…

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    A quick glance at the Sahel shows that Pedro is not playing around. He has begun the process of annexing cities, moving over his a…

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    Bulawayo, Boksburg, Vereeneging, and Ficksburg are all captured by Brazil, while the neutered Boer navy watches helplessly. The pa…

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    Sibir takes New Sarai. While Mongolian defenses continue to crumble, it’s worth noting that Kuchum Khan’s forces are having troubl…

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    What is probably the last remaining Finnish unit drifts lazily across the Indian Ocean, probably with Kekkonen drunk/asleep at the…

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    Rustenburg falls as a sizable force of Brazilians embarks with its eyes set on Madagascar. I’m not sure if the pillaged tiles are…

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    WHOA, THERE.Ekeuhnick makes a surprise declaration of war on Henry Parkes, and immediately Honolulu is flipped. It’s convenient th…

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    Kaneohe is already in the black and surrounded by Aussie forces (including a Digger). A Blackfoot Great General stays behind while…

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    Conveniently, Australian troops were already at the front lines of the Mexican theater when Ekeuhnick declared war. While this pro…

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    Back in Africa, Pedro begins the final prong of Operation Shaka’s Revenge, capturing a Boer core city, Johannesburg, as well as th…

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    Kaneohe is predictably captured by Australia, and is unlikely to flip back. The once-massive population of the city has either bee…

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    Here we get a beautiful shot of Sibir’s core, and of the respectable carpet there. I won’t go beyond respectable, though, as about…

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    They pass on making Catholicism the world religion, however.

In Europe, Pedro continues annexing cities and building more troops.…

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    Pedro takes the city that shares its name with the Boer leader: Krugersdorp. Ekeuhnick sends a small force to either help shore up…

  46. 42

    Now, for the exact opposite of competent AI: Kuchum Khan makes peace with Genghis Khan, netting Sanchu, Rutog, and Dalandzadgad in…

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    I… honestly never expected we’d see this day: the Boers have been kicked out of Africa, and by Brazil of all civs. The enormity of…

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    Nongoma and Kroonstad also fall, meaning Pedro now controls all of Madagascar. Ekeuhnick’s plan to help the Boers falls flat, leav…

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    Back where the bottom truly started to fall out for Kruger we see Pedro consolidating his gains. Tile improvements are being repai…

  50. 46

    The same can be said for the Middle East, now unified under one banner for the first time in history. Here, Brazil has settled Sã…

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    In Anatolia and the Balkans, Contagem and Osasco have been established, while Constantinople-- already back up to a population of…

  52. 48

    I guess that about wraps up this pa-- oh.

Mongolia and Brazil join together and declare war on Korea. In any other scenario, this…

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    At the very least, it does not appear that the Inuit have open borders with either Korea or Mongolia. So long as the peace between…

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    In the land where the book on fighting wars good was written, Sejong seems to have only read the cliff notes. Pedro is pushing har…

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    Further south are still more Brazilian and Inuit troops. The fate of Korea may very well be decided by a proxy war hosted by a nei…

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    In the north of Korea, again, the Inuit stand to gain the most. Sejong has virtually no army up here while Ekeuhnick has a formida…

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    We close this chapter with a shot of the Brazilian Raj, which has been almost completely annexed by Pedro, and has gone on from bu…