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Part 11: Interesting Times

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    Greetings and Salutations Ladies and Gentlemen and welcome to what promises to be a very enthralling and action-packed segment of…

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    Many thanks to u/SylonL (and /u/Kittke for the gif version) for the latest map in a series of fantastic contributions towards this…

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    Here are your top ten contenders as determined by a crack squad of elite power rankers! Now that that's out of the way!

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    Wasting absolutely no time before getting stuck into some drama, Hawaii declares war against the Philippines. This is an encouragi…

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    Here we bring a report live from further into the Oceanic archipelago. The Philippines must be having a hard time of it at war wit…

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    On the other side of the pacific, Canada and their native counterparts, the Blackfoot, ironically sign a Declaration of Friendship…

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    Things have certainly reached boiling point in South America! With both Brazil and Chile banging down Incan doors on two fronts, o…

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    Oh Ashanti, you poor, poor, unfortunate souls. Central Africa really isn’t the place to be this time of year, with a cross-contine…

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    Apparently not for the time being however, as Parkes (of Australia) and Rizal (of the Philippines) call it quits. Observe the Viet…

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    Bad news for the Armenians I’m afraid, as the Timurids, feeling particularly courageous, swoop in and annex the city of Bukhara, a…

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    And now for a shot of one of the bloodiest places on the planet, central Europe, particularly focusing on the Balkans. What is the…

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    Meanwhile, fresh faced and smiling from successful Canadian courting, Crowfoot (of the Blackfoot) has uttered a Declaration of War…

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    The battle of the Sarai rages on as Shaoshan falls to the Siberians. Turns out that the Mongolian strategy of having a lone archer…

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    Breaking news in the land of the free! Canada captures Philadelphia from the Sioux, thus bringing fan dreams of a new “Canifest De…

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    Rommel, apparently fed up of faffing about in the desert for the fuhrer decides to defect to Iceland. This bodes well for the Arct…

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    Fantastic news everybody, Christopher Columbus has discovered Hamburg! He’d taken a wrong turn when going to the shops. In other r…

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    Back in central Asia, the Sarai war slowly grinds to a halt without any other real action taking place. Peace in our time? No chan…

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    And here are the combatants! In all fairness to the Champa, who haven’t had the best rep thus far; if I were Filipino I’d be feeli…

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    THAT’S IT YOU BEAUTIFUL, BRILLIANT, BUCCANEERING BASTARDS, GET IN THERE!!! Ahem. The moment that I’m sure a great deal many of you…

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    You heard it here first folks, Apple endorses piracy. That’s where the attacking force was! Making brilliant use of the Panama Can…

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    Meanwhile, back in the land where everything seems to go right, congratulations to Canada, who just completed Notre Dame! They al…

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    A terminally confused, and most likely intoxicated army of Soviet and Finnish troops wander around the Hunnic city of San Bartolo,…

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    The Afghani-Timurid war stutters on with no real change, or effort, from both sides. The problem with this particular conflict is…

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    A Nazi and a Jew pose and hover-hand awkwardly for a rare photo-op. The Inuit and Yakutia borders have officially clashed up in th…

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    Here we’re presented with an expansive shot of the Mediterranean Sea and the Carthaginian Empire. All credit where it’s due to Ha…

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    Has Sri-Lanka finally proved itself to be the empire that breaks the Empire-Breaker? It’s far too early to tell, but the loss of t…

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    Meanwhile in South Africa, or “Boersville” at this point, all seems largely peaceful. The Kongo are definitely the underdogs in th…

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    Oh boy, things are really going south for the Mayans as the Buccaneers implement a brutal two pronged attack. They’ve already lost…

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    And now for a look at the state of the battle-hardened Sioux. There’s certainly a mixed bag on the western front, as they attempt…

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    In the frozen wastes of “Oop Norf”, we find a metric ton of Inuit cities, as well as the Sioux – Blackfoot war continuing to rage…

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    Evidently unhappy with the status quo, and Saladin, Israel declares war upon the Ayyubids, and unleashes a tactic that could be se…

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    Man, these two chaps really have some difficulties getting along don’t they? For perhaps the gazillionth time (official estimates…

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    It’s really all kicking off everywhere now, as an emboldened Morocco starts its own campaign against their comparatively smaller n…

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    It really doesn’t bode well for Carthage in their defensive war against Ahmad (of the Morrocans) that their Great Leader appears t…

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    Back in the Caribbean wars, the Mayans desperately hold off against a ruthless attack from both the Buccaneers and the Texans. Sur…

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    The great South American deadlock continues and yet finally seems to progress, if just by a little. Those Chilean triremes look aw…

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    See that massive army/naval troop stack in the sea there? It’s pretty formidable isn’t it? It’d be great against the local powers…

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    And there it goes! Chichen Itza falls to Buccaneer forces dealing a second harsh blow against the Mayan civilization. Steve Jobs o…

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    Alas, China. How the mighty have fallen! Initially a fan/bookie favourite, numerous incursions from the surrounding nations have…

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    The Vikings are coming! As well as a potential Polish offensive from the east, Hitler (of Nazi Germany) now finds himself feebly s…

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    At last, my homeland! You know, hailing from Wales, I’m actually completely torn as to who to root for here. Should I remain loyal…

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    And now for another glance at the situation in central Europe. My my, the Polish-German war really hasn’t kicked off yet has it? I…

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    Over in central Asia, the Afghanis and the Timurids realise that their mountain war may have been the dumbest thing they’ve both r…

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    Congratulations to Australia, who are the first civilization to come stumbling out of the middle ages and into a relative age of e…

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    Where else would we send it? As agent Em is bustled hastily off to the silent giant, the rest of the world waits with baited breat…

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    Those Filipinos, man! Whilst Toowoomba, for now, appears to be once again firmly in Henry Parkes’ (of Australia) grip, they’ve ins…

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    Things appear to have largely stalemated in North America since we last dropped in. Despite the fact that the Sioux have lost Wahk…

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    To the north, things aren’t going quite as well. With both Blackfoot and Inuit soldiers making camp outside the walls, one has to…

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    Is it just me, or do the Inca have a hell of a lot more triremes since we last looked? One can hardly blame them, with a potential…

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    An Inuit, Yakutian and Japanese man walk into a clearing. There’s no punchline - the settlement game is very serious. Meanwhile, t…

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    Flashing back to Oceana, we see that Hawaii loses a city to the Philippines after all. When all’s said and done, Jose Rizal has do…

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    Meanwhile, back at home base, we see Rizal counting his lucky stars that his navy has a chokepoint. With the superior naval techno…

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    The sun is rising! A sudden full-scale attack from the Japanese from the north catches the Philippines with their trousers down. R…

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    Would you look at that! China, probably sick of being kicked around, dedicates ninety percent of their forces to capture the nearb…

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    Over in the Mediterranean, Maria and Hannibal bring the war to a close, thus ending one of the most anti-climactic conflicts in wo…

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    Meanwhile, as the world continues to turn, deep to the south, below a layer of frozen, biting water, the sounds of party streamers…

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    In a surprising development, impressively Sitting Bull manages to reacquire Wahpekute from the Mexican forces. As to how long he’l…

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    Wake up! For real, looking at army and city sizes, I can’t help but think that the Yakutia are becoming a little bit irrelevant. I…

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    In the faraway lands of Eastern Europe, we see that a lot of things are happening. Firstly, Byzantium aren’t looking so hot. With…

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    The ongoing Hunnic-Finnish tug of war continues! With, ironically, Stalin’s moral support, the Finns do a sterling job of taking t…

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    You know, I feel really bad for the inhabitants of Sichangu. If there’s one place in the world that you really don’t want to live,…

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    A brand new Inuit city on the peninsula of the far-east hinders further both Japanese and Yakutia expansionism. If ever there were…

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    Over in America, during all the warfare and the chaos and the ridiculous leadership campaigns, one man stands his ground and exami…

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    Lastly, we come to the data slides. The first thing I noticed when comparing this to the last available set, (part 9), was that th…

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    At the other end of the spectrum we have some of the usual suspects. Byzantium, the Ashanti, Rome and China all feature themselves…

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    Last time these were checked, the Yakutia still held the top spot. No more however, as the mighty Kangaroo leaps three places into…

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    Aaaaaand in the lame corner we have some more people we really aren’t surprised to see, with Rome, China and Byzantium bringing u…

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    We welcome a new face to the top ten city holders in the form of Captain Morgan. The Central American war thus far has gone extrem…

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    If you happen to live in any of the civilizations on this end of the chart, you may seriously want to look into taking out a numbe…

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    Yakutia still remain at the top of one table however, and it proves that the quiet Asian populace are still the ones who provide t…

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    As usual we find Rome, Byzantium and… No China? It appears that despite heavy losses in almost every other aspects, the Chinese ha…

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    Surprise, surprise, the Inuit control the most land space at the moment. Their constant, relatively peaceful expansionism is payin…

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    At the bottom of controlled land, I feel like I don’t even have to make a comment here. Git gud guys. There you go.

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    Judaism may still be the majority religion, but it doesn’t have the monopoly on sacred rituals and religious scripture like it onc…

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    And absolutely finally, we have the ever prettier looking religion map. The major creeds appear for the most part to have settled…