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Part 13: Big Stick Syndrome

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    Hey there guys! My name is TPangolin, and it's an absolute honour have all of you on board to witness a battle of absolutely crazy…

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    Many thanks to u/SylonL for the latest map in a series of fantastic contributions towards this project. It’s definitely worth taki…

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    Feeling less than satisfied with the recent capture of Wahpekute (the Sioux city which boasts not only an important strategic bott…

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    In the depths of his icy fortress, the ever-watchful and grand Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon ends his Appletini bender with a weary si…

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    As Mazar-i-Sharif falls once again into Sri Lankan hands, we see the vast hordes of the Yakutian Empire enjoying vast amounts of r…

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    Meanwhile in the Pacific, an excited crew on a breakaway Caravel from the Australian Grand Wobbegong Armada break into the doors o…

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    To the north, the Arctic contingent of the Inuit Ice Sheet Fleet lead by Hayreddin Barbarossa begins to siege the Sioux City of Ma…

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    Meanwhile in the Asian Theater, the Koreans send their Turtle Flotilla to prove that they too can slightly miff the Vietnamese. Th…

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    Meanwhile, a Sri Lankan Pytheas decides to lead the charge against Burma in the Siege of Mandalay Bay. It's not going too well, bu…

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    Under the leadership of Murat Reis (the legendary Barbary Corsair hired by Japan to fight a war halfway across the world) Cebu is…

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    Whilst other civs may have merely settled and adopted Mountains, the Tibetans were born on them. The Tibetan Yak Pack (the army se…

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    Despite Urho Kekkonen's (Finland) orders, his Siberian Expeditionary Force (spuriously named “The Top Kekks”) fail to capture the…

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    The local warlords and kings struggle to maintain the foothold on their reigns down in Africa as the entire upper half of the cont…

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    Meiji (Japan), shouldn’t let his recent captures get to his head - there is a vast world out there filled with barbarous civilizat…

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    With her escapades in Yakutia now ever, Em decides to travel to the far off lands of Sparta to see what’s going through the heads…

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    Warfare in the Mediterranean reaches their boiling point as Nicomedia (Armenia) is captured by a small navy of 4 Triremes dubbed b…

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    Hoping to get their collective shit together in the form of a rucksack, the Canadian forces muster a coherent force to invade the…

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    Tibetan Trade continues to flourish out of Lhasa (Tibet) whilst the Yak Pack continues to fight their version of the good fight ag…

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    In the mystical lands of South America, we come once again to the realisation that the continent needs a spotlight on them 24/7 as…

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    Meanwhile, Chile seems to be upgrading their military. Whether or not this is to help with their not-so-successful invasion of the…

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    Cutting their losses and realising that Korea now has a pretty strong hold over Guangzhou (Korea), Mao strikes a deal with Sejong…

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    In the midst of Siberia, the frosty John D. Rockefeller makes plans to revolutionize the fuel industry around the Siberian city of…

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    Over in the Isles, the core Irish cities begin to grow larger, with Limerick and Dublin nearing the population of London. Meanwhi…

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    Southward, a seemingly decent amount of nothing happens for the lazy Portuguese who seems to have taken the crown off of Mexico fo…

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    Lester B. Fearsome enters the Renaissance era in time for a raucous Texan welcoming party planning to introduce the city of Philad…

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    Still drunk off of Maple Tequila, the Mexican ‘Carnage Asada’ designed to take the city of Austin has faltered once more. Deciding…

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    Leonidas the Younger (Sparta) orders his Abwall Phalanx eastward to counter the threat of Armenian Citadel placements. With a soli…

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    Under the guidance of great Chief Geronimo, Sri Lanka decides to continually enforce their strategy of throwing as many units at A…

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    In the Caribbean, Henry Morgan (Buccaneers) decides to make the residents of the Argentinian city of Parana cry with a wry citadel…

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    With news of new lands across the Pacific, Henry Parkes (Australia) declares that it’s time to upgrade his Wobbegong Armada from T…

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    Travelling in a fried out continent, on burning sand, head full of discontent - the Maori meet an Aussie swordsman, which makes th…

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    The Japanese Navy knows the drill by now, and their Great Admiral Murat Reis who has taught them in the ways of Filipino city capt…

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    It’s fair to say that the Desposate of the Union has seen better days. A measly army, and the loss of a high population city which…

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    True to their word, the Floating Phalanx captures Nicomedia (Armenia)! With an extremely decent military strategy - it'll be inter…

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    The Siege of Tangier is coming to a close as it falls into the hands of the Carthaginian Pachydooms. Ahmad al-Mansur (Morocco) liv…

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    The Battle of Mandalay Bay is over as Sri Lanka declares a ceasefire with Burma. Chin-up Parakramabahu - at least you have Mazar-i…

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    Siberian and Hunnic cities are both blazing like it’s 1620 (BC). Fun note, Hawaii, Tibet, Mongolia, Poland, Burma, Mughals, Yakuti…

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    The Tibetan Yak Pak continue their siege of Hoa Lu (Vietnam). Unlike other civs, Tibet has opted for using a combined force of ran…

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    It may not seem like it, but Sweden has potential. With this Swedish declaration of War on Poland, they can eventually whittle dow…

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    In South East Asia, the Purple Cham Navy look on track to capturing the Filipino city of Olongapo. Meanwhile, seeking revenge for…

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    Nicomedia (Sparta) is Armenian once again! This three way scissors-paper-situation can most certainly be considered the new Bilma.…

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    As Em uncovers a Spartan plot to invade Israel, Jerusalem (Israel) is once again protected by the altruistic Persian expeditionary…

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    With gains that can only make Leonidas jealous, The Ayyubids simultaneously capture Nicomedia (Armenia) and Dire Dawa (Ethiopia).…

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    The Byzantines continue to look ever so cute with their wittle Civ boundaries. What’s that? You’ve entered the Medieval Era? That’…

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    The Afghan-Sri Lankan war ends with no gains on either side. Sri Lanka certainly needs some time to recoup to their former militar…

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    Due to the absence of the Religion Map last time, it’s time for a small intermission in this part! It’s worth noting that the Ayyu…

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    And here you have it folks! Berlin is officially Jewish! The atheistic Kimberley are also looking dangerously close to adopting Bu…

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    It begins! And about bloody well time too! Ireland alongside Iceland declare war against England! Ireland’s navy is nothing to be…

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    Sparta is at war with Rome and Armenia. He’s also plotting against Israel, most likely Poland and now the Ashanti. It looks extrem…

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    After a long and tenuous battle that saw the capture of Sichangu, the Blackfoot and their Foot Clan decide to call it quits with S…

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    Vigan falls to the Japanese! Tought times to be a Filipinbro. The good news for Philippines is that the assaults on Olongapo and C…

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    The Inuit show the Canadians how it’s done as the White Walker army swarms down into Sioux territory to finish the job the Blackfo…

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    Once considered one of the weakest civilizations in the game, Korea is now rocketing through the tech tree to become the fourth ci…

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    The Yak Pak continue their siege of Hoa Lu. Perhaps everything is coming up Tibet!

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    Another shot of South America, where although armies are in place to capture the cities of their enemies - they just can’t escape…

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    Canada had the classic effect of speaking softly and carrying a big stick. Let’s not kid around, Canada had a massive stick. Their…

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    Kwilu (Kongo) falls to Mali! Kongo will have to think twice about settling outside their means. Not that they can - all the land i…

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    The Australians stand by and witness the fall of the Caloocan (Philippines). Meiji thinks that his day cannot get any better. That…

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    The Pirates of the Caribbean start to attract the attention of others, as can be evidenced by Brazil declaring war on them. Mind y…

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    The White Walkers have proved to be firestarters by aiming to burning down as many Sioux cities as possible. Although Itazipcho wa…

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    Rizal leads his Manila Flotilla against the tyrannous Japanese in a rebellion, which ends in the successful capture of Caloocan! M…

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    Varna (Armenia) is subject to the combined assault by the Eastern Abwall and Floating Phalanxes, while to the west Ravenna (Rome)…

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    The Top Kekks continue their heavy handed reconnaissance into Hunnic territory. They don’t seem to keen on capturing Atilla’s cour…

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    A Burmese scout watches over the former Hunnic city of Mosul. This is pretty good news, because with the exception of Vietnam, onc…

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    In one of the biggest “What in the hell” moments of this entire game - Portugal declares peace with Kongo and hands over the city…

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    In another shock move, France comes from the west and snipes the city of Ravenna right from underneath the Spartans! Only time wil…

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    The weirdness snowball just continues to get weirder as the conflicted psuedo-Jewish psyche of Hitler declares war on the Jews. Wh…

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    Meanwhile, in the Caribbean, The Buccaneers have another foe in the form of Argentina. The War on Piracy as was masterminded by Ar…

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    The Babylonian Spy Em confirms what we already knew - that Leonidas is jealous of Napoleon’s gains and is secretly plotting agains…

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    Thus we come to our close, as can be evidenced by the fact that I have just mentioned that we are coming to a close. In our first…

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    Why, Rome! Why! Wherefore art thou Rome? You had the potential to be great in this game, but you fell from grace to the clusterduc…

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    The Boers top the list for Manufactured Goods (Production), followed by the riches of the Siberia in the form of Yakutia.

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    In terms of Land Area, the Inuit are in to winnuit, topping the list at an impressive 4.5 Million Square kilometers. Australia mea…

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    Predictably, Rome sits on the bottom of our list. It’ll be interesting to see if they’re the first to go though. The city of Rome…

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    The Inuit top the list once more with an impressive amount of cities! More than double that of Canada who slots in at Number 10.

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    With China back up in the three city club, it’ll be interesting to see if they gain more ground in the power rankings over Byzanti…

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    In terms of tech, Colonialist Legacies civs take up 8/10 of them (Woo, represent!). As we’re only heading into the Renaissance era…

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    Predictably Rome is at the bottom once more, but it seems that Norway also couldn’t care less about scientific advancement! Also n…

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    The Australians top the world in military man power again, with a large and hefty majority of those numbers being members of the G…

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    There’s still plenty of room on the Babylonian submarine fleet! Currently over on /r/civbattleroyale we’re sitting at ~7,100 Subs…