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  1. An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    As I understand it all the power still have holdings in the East but these are in the form of trading quarters and factory towns rather than extensive land holdings. So for example a Spanish, Lothringian, or Triune ship would have multiple ports of call all over SE Asia that would still allow...
  2. An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    I think a lot of people are overestimating how much the loot from India is going to spur the Rhoman economy. For one thing I’m willing to bet almost half of it stays in India as booze, women, new horses, and silks are purchased and enjoyed. More importantly “3 years of government revenues” isn’t...
  3. An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    The crisis in Italy was already defused. I seem to remember in story that the Great Latin War was the highpoint of Roman engagement in Europe and that they more or less withdraw from Europe for the remainder of the 17th century. The only conflict in the west will be the expedition to North...
  4. Of lost monkeys and broken vehicles

    A lot of people are assuming that the Battle for France will more or less go as OTL which I really don't see happening. Germanies original battle plan was Schlieffen Plan 2.0 and it was only after a German aircraft crashed during a storm in January 1940 in Belgium with ALL THE LUFTWAFFE"S PLANS...
  5. Quebec becomes independent in 1995

    A compromise would inevitably be reached but so much of the negotiations are a zero sum game that it would be a process that took years to accomplish. Just the national debt for example; Canada NEEDS Quebec to take its share of population to avoid falling into a debt crisis but at the same time...
  6. Quebec becomes independent in 1995

    I think its important to note that Quebec was not voting for independence in 1995. The question was so vaguely worded that it wasn't clear if they the referendum itself actually gave the government the ability to declare independence or if it only gave the provincial government the power to...
  7. Osman Reborn; The Survival of Ottoman Democracy [An Ottoman TL set in the 1900s]

    Interesting and exciting update. A small nitpick though, France and Germany would not partially mobilize as both powers had warplans that relied on mobilizing and going on the offensive immediately. Germany especially had a warplan that was completely reliant on not only mobilizing fully but...
  8. Osman Reborn; The Survival of Ottoman Democracy [An Ottoman TL set in the 1900s]

    I just found this TL and it is already one of my favourites. I'm Greek heritage and I've always wanted to see a TL that has a rapprochement between Greece and Turkey/Ottomans. It is a tragedy that in OTL they have been so hostile to each other that it has harmed both of them. Turkey/Ottomans...
  9. An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    I think the problem with it all is that for Rome an ideal Vlach state; one that is both wealthy and urbanized capable of fielding a decent sized army and also a state capable of providing Rome with bulk cheap foodstuffs; is mutually exclusive. The reason that Vlachia can provide the mass...
  10. An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    I think the most interesting result of the Lotharingian-Triune war is that the English part of the Triunes "lost". Not only did they gain nothing from the peace treaty but all the "beyond the line" possessions have been transferred from Triune to Lotharingian control. So France got fabulously...
  11. An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    So with my quarantine (again) slowly coming to an end I figured I'll change the discussion here and do a deep dive on what my totally non-canon head canon is for the Rhoman Empire. For the sake of comparisons I am mainly going to use the OTL Ottomans where necessary to highlight how Rhomania is...
  12. An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    The disrespect, dogpiling and over the top rhetoric shown by this board is frankly shocking and disappointing. It is one thing to say you think the update is implausible or contrived and breaks the flow of the story. It is another entirely to read some of the comments that have been written...
  13. An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    I'm home in quarantine so I have wayyyyyy more time than usual to follow up with this stuff. 1) I mean it's called the Time of Troubles for a reason. Normal conventions and ordering of society broke down under a string a weak, corrupt, or short lived emperors. 2) In fact the conventions for...
  14. An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    I went back and re-read the very complicated and convoluted bloodlines update to make sure. Demetrios III is the senior most member of the 2nd line with Theodore being most senior of the first line. Alexandros Drakos; who Athena married; is 2nd most senior candidate following the bloodline from...
  15. An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    I think we are a long ways away from any kind of elective monarchy for Rhomania and the belief that Europe just gladly gave the crown to the son when dad died is a bit of myth and only really true with the Capetian Miracle (987 to 1337) in France. The fact that its referred to as a miracle...
  16. An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    Thought it was a bit more wide ranging but CALLED IT! With a nice bit of corruption thrown in for good measure. Never a good sign when the bank directors benefit directly from defaulted loans. Seems like the sort of thing that should be outlawed along with the other laws he passed in the wake...
  17. An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    I think I am in the minority in that I see by far the most likely culprit as internal. For something like this I think you need 3 things: 1)the means to counterfeit the bills - you need printing presses capable of creating large numbers of IBC's that look just as good as normal IBC's without it...
  18. An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    Back to the latest update: I can’t help but think this is too smart by half. Ibrahim has blunted the power of the Rhoman state in the Levant and created a short term financial crisis but has also angered even more the Rhōmanían state; which I didn’t think was possible; and created a handy dandy...
  19. An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    All this talk of overextending I’ve realized that @Basileus444 has never actually said he would. Merely that the Ottomans would recover and partially regain lands in a future war. So I wonder if Ody actually does make the more or less permanent borders in Mesopotamia and North Africa without...
  20. An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    It was different under Andreas since Rome was under a Duke of Latium and Alexandria and Jerusalem were under partial control of the Abbasid Caliph. In the current year all are/will be under direct Roman control.
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