Eastern Hemisphere [Quenched]
Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:15 am
What this is all about: I give you the Eastern Hemisphere at the beginning of the 20th century - an era of global colonialism and nation building. Centuries-old empires were on the verge of collapse as the Ottoman, Russian, Persian, and Chinese Empires fell. Russia was heading for revolution, centuries-old colonies gained independence, there was an international scramble to control African resources, and Europe was on the brink of war. The map of the Eastern Hemisphere was about to be completely redrawn.
The basics of the current map:
• 70 territories, 69 of which are starting territories.
• Ten "classic" regions.
• Empires are non-contiguous regions; hold a European country and their overseas colonies.
• Naval Superiority will start neutral with a value of 4 and revert back each round. Taking Naval Superiority allows European powers to bombard colonies (flagged) territories around the globe; this is intended to reflect the military might of the European imperial states of the time, and their ability to disrupt trade and governments around the globe. The powers may NOT directly attack their colonies.
• Eight territories in Europe - Great Britain, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy, and Netherlands - will be coded as starting locations so nobody begins with an overwhelming European presence. All other territories will be normal starts. Should make for a historically appropriate, first world war style conflagration in Europe.