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Part 116: Pole to Pole

Narrated by ScottishMongol

  1. Intro

    Hello and welcome to the Civ Battle Royale! Your narrator for this part is ScottishMongol, infrequent writer of OC and now your pr…

  2. Vihreean Hand-drawn Map

    Here we can see the map from Part 115. Pedro has almost succeeded in Operation Anaconda, his master plan to encircle Vietnam.

  3. Melon Map

    This map shows both the Great Powers and the various puppet states they have propped up, with leaders taken from the ranks of loca…

  4. PR Slide

    Brazil is of course the top of the Power Rankings once again. As the world’s sole hyperpower, they have multiple fronts that they…

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    We open with the North American Front, home of the last conflict Brazil was engaged with before the outbreak of Total War. Brazili…

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    Here we see the Inuit’s provisional capital of Nattfaravik. From this frigid toehold on Greenland, Ekeuhnick and a cabal of genera…

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    Across the pond, Icelandic forces have been completely ousted from the British Isles. Brazilian soldiers plant their boots on the…

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    Action in the North Sea! Gustavus, smelling blood in the water, seems to have sent a task force to opportunistically snipe some of…

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    Further east, Brazilian troops assault Orebro, while from his own provisional capital at Linkoping, Gustavus directs a counterassa…

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    This part of the Sibirian front is relatively empty of troops. Presumably Pedro has yet to turn his attention to it - he can certa…

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    Now, here is where the main fighting against Sibir is taking place. A Brazilian division is making a stab right at Qashliq, perhap…

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    Brazilian forces enter Lhasa. Home for centuries to an ancient order of peaceful monks, venerating their immortal master Songstan…

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    The noose is tightening on Vietnam. “Operation Anaconda” was a success, leading to the complete encirclement of the Trung Sister’s…

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    Southeast Asia is in a bad state, repeated naval raids having ground down many of these once-pleasant port cities. Already we can…

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    The Trung Sisters attempt to break free of the Brazilian encirclement, retaking Hoi An and capturing Caloocan. It seems that Olong…

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    The Vietnamese heartland is home to glittering cityscapes and busy centers of industry. This is the home front, where veritable ar…

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    In Central Asia, Sibir is putting up a stiff resistance, and Brazilian forces advance slowly across a landscape of shattered citad…

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    Hue persists as an exclave, completely surrounded by Brazilian forces but doggedly holding out. A few dug-in military units, suppo…

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    In the age of Total War, even a seemingly peaceful part of the world is not untouched. Here, fishing boat captains are punished ha…

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    Jokuskai, once the capital of Yakutia, is now the headquarters of Sibir’s Eastern Front. While the Great Wall of Yakutia cannot st…

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    The Inuit’s Asian holdings stand strong, despite the losses further east and west. Some pilots engage in high-speed dogfights with…

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    Pedro has not turned his eyes to the East Pacific yet. Ironically, ethnic Hawaiians in Honolulu and Waipahu now see each other as…

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    The stalemate continues in the South Pacific. There is some naval buildup in territorial waters, but even Coff’s Harbor, undefende…

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    There is, however bloodshed between Australia and Brazil happening here at the bottom of the world. This spit of frozen land, home…

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    Brazilian troops take another city, marching down the streets in a flamboyant military parade, while hollow-eyed Inuit civilians w…

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    The scattered remnants of Henry Morgan’s pirates beg for mercy, but Pedro has none to spare. There will be no escape from the clut…

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    We finally get a good look at the Tonsberg-Stavanger-Birka Line, the first line of defense for Gustavus’ people. The Brazilians ma…

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    In Central Asia, fresh Brazilian troops are marched to the front. Many of these new troops were recruited and trained in Africa, t…

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    Here we see where these new soldiers are destined. Some will be sent into the hellish urban combat around Hue, the hero city. Foot…

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    Other Brazilian soldiers will march further north to Tyokhtyur. The city has has fallen, and with it the first city in the former…

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    Brazil takes Kauthara, and with it a toehold on the Indochinese subcontinent. The rest of the region is strongly defended by Vietn…

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    As expected, Brazil takes Olongapo. The beaches where Blackfoot tourists once vacationed are now strewn with the battered hulks of…

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    Just as a Korean fleet is poised to take Sanirajak, Brazilian troops land in the city and take it from under their noses. Despite…

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    Alaska is the largest untouched stretch of Inuit heartland. Beautiful landscapes, thriving communities, and strong centers of high…

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    Another city falls to Brazilian soldiers. Behind them stretches a thousand miles of burnt-out countryside and deep snows. Already…

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    Another far more dire casualty of the war is Oshawa, the capture of which means that Ekeuhnick’s provisional capital is now cut of…

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    Here we see the city itself, threatened by Icelandic forces. The populace is growing more panicked in the streets - not only are r…

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    The success of the TSB Line is being proven, much to Gustavus’ satisfaction. Even though Brazilian troops may attempt to pass the…

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    A massive Brazilian offensive has won some serious gains in this part of the world. The naval buildup in the Geelong Straits has b…

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    The Philippines has been mostly reunited by Brazilian troops. Under the control of a Filipino puppet government, these islands wil…

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    Brazil takes Kyoto, and soldiers make the quick jump from there to the Korean peninsula. Battling across a wasted landscape of cha…

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    Here we see some Brazilian troops behind enemy lines. Raiding the outskirts of Hanoi, these special forces are sabotaging roads an…

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    Tianjin looks ready to fall. Workers struggle to shore up the defences, artillery fires into the masses of enemy troops, and Vietn…

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    Tyokhtyur has been retaken by Sibiran forces, and the Yakutian collaborators are purged. So few of the original inhabitants of the…

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    There has been some sporadic fighting here in the far northeast of Asia. Here the descendants of Inuit colonists listen to the new…

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    They passed with barely a sound. Finally, a team of Brazilian special forces finished off the last bastion of the Boer state. But…

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    Aracaju falls to Brazil. Despite the efforts of Brazilian occupation forces and their local “allies”, the Inuit still resist, with…

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    Two more Inuit cities fall. The Inuit have no shortage of soldiers willing to die for their homes, but the Brazilians simply have…

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    Sibir’s Western Front starts to crack against an onslaught of Brazilian infantry. Other nations may rely on planes or ships, but B…

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    Speaking of, Shahrisabz falls, allowing the Brazilians to establish forward redoubts directly on the outskirts of Qashliq. Sibiria…

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    Tyokhtyur taken again by Brazilians. This time there are no parades, no “spontaneous” celebrations by grateful Yakuts. The promise…

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    The resistance on Yokohama, funded by covert Australian aid, works to hinder the Brazilian war effort by sabotaging fishing ships…

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    We get another look at the irradiated crater that used to be Surabaya. Radiation drifts downwind, poisoning the land and deterring…

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    Brazilian forces assault Vietnam’s western flank. The fighting here will involve amphibious landings against fortified positions,…

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    Another Inuit city falls to Brazil. Notably, the Inuit Navy is remarkably sparse in these waters, which bodes well for the campaig…

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    Granville falls, and it looks like Oshawa remains firmly in Brazilian hands despite efforts by local resistance. In fact, it looks…

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    The noose tightens again on Ekeuhnick. As Icelandic forces close in and Brazil gains a foothold on the west coast of Greenland, he…

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    As one leader leaves Greenland, another arrives, as Ingolfur Arnarsson steps off the boat onto the docks of Borgarnes. He is surro…

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    Of course, Reykjavik has fallen. There were very few civilian casualties during the taking of the city - perhaps Ingolfur abandone…

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    The Tonsberg-Stavanger-Birka Line has fallen. All at once, Brazilian troops advance north, but Gustavus is prepared. He has used t…

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    The Brazilians take Beaumont. A massive Sibirian army has been mobilized in the north, and doubtless resistance around Qashliq wil…

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    Zaranj and Rasht are being fiercely contested. In Sibirian High Command Kuchum Khan is well aware of the attempted pincer movement…

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    In Jokuskai, Eastern Command receives the orders. Brazilian forces remain in control of Tyokhtyur, and while the Yakutian heartlan…

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    An few Inuit submarine battle groups lurk under the pack ice at the roof of the world. These “Arctic Wolf Packs” pose a threat to…

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    Tianjin has fallen, and the Brazilian vanguard advances deep into Vietnamese territory. While deep behind enemy lines, these speci…

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    We end this report by returning to the bottom of the world. Tamworth has fallen. Australia only has three Antarctic cities left. T…

  67. Hello Color

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