User:Rekiin/sandbox1 - Mil Organization
User:Rekiin/sandbox2 - Shirakawan Names
User:Rekiin/sandbox3 - Miria (Alt Idea)
User:Rekiin/sandbox4 - Pulau Todak (Collaborative alt project)
User:Rekiin/sandbox5 - Takeshimist Ideologies
User:Rekiin/sandbox6 - New Kolintha alt
User:Rekiin/sandbox7 - Shirakawan Royal Family
User:Rekiin/sandbox8 - AfroState (Alt Idea)
- 1625 — First Shirakawan Trade Delegation to Sarethan.
- 1634 — Establishment of first Shirakawan trading post. Subsequent establishments in 1678, 1684 & 1725.
- 1670s-1710s — Shirkawan colonial factions squabble with each other, leading to enclaves raiding each other and the construction of fortifications and installation of garrisons. Skirmishing is not limited to these outposts either; it spills over into Sarethani territory.
- 1711 — This prompts the Sarethani navy to finally take action and one of the outposts is taken by siege (another is unsuccessfully attacked). This leads to something of a freeze in relations, though both governments are eager to assert control over private Shirkawan parties.
- 1725 — Establishment of the formal trade relations, and charters set down for all trade enclaves. Sarethan’s would have allowed no military vessels, specific regulations on fortification establishment, limitations of garrison size and things like cannons. The supremacy of Sarethani law is also recognised, as is the status of the outposts as autonomous enclaves within legal Sarethani territory. Finally, there are limitations on trade practices, and an annual financial levy. In turn Sarethan grants Shirakawan merchants some exclusive trade and export rights, special status to citizens, the duty free import of military and industrial equipment, and promises to protect all enclaves.
- 1803 — Start of Succession Conflicts & General instability.
- 1819 — Sarethani Monarch, seeking to raise revenue, doubles financial levies of Shirakawan outpost. Complaints are ignored.
- Shira consider itself strong enough and Sarethan weak enough to start reversing some of this shit
- issues a list of demands to the current (weak) monarch; these are rejected, however the wars have meant that Sarethan's navy has rotted, as has its unity
- Shira decided to support a pretender (one of several) to the throne, in exchange the pretender will support Shirkawa's interests
- Things go to plan initially, with Shirakawan support (mercs?) the pretender defeats the current monarch. However, he reneges on his promises.
- Shira declares war as a result.
"As for the war itself,
- Initial campaign seems like it would go fairly smoothly. Shira has a growing industrial revolution advantage, but this is also a somewhat similar concept to the 4th Crusade. So the pretender largely can't prevent naval superiority by your nation, nor the landing of mercs and naval marines. A brief fight at the capital occurs before it is taken, and Shirakawa writes a new treaty and puts a new pretender on the throne (maybe executing the other in brutal fashion). This treaty is insanely pro-Shirakawan - in part because the campaign was so easy. Whole affair could take 9 months, and thats largely just the transportation of forces -- actual fighting is a few weeks since opposition collapses. Shirakawan marines leave, and largely use mercs and naval forces.
- However, since this is not the only pretender, Sarethani disunity means that simply taking the capital turns out not to be enough. Several capitalise on the national humiliation and foreign imposition. Many rally around the nascent national identity and use that to declare that they would reverse all this etc. This leads to a 6 year long campaign to hunt them down, which proves more difficult. largely done with mercs and local proxies, such as tribes. However, while some of the pretenders are caught, their ideas to have popularity.
- In the 1872, the Shirakawan puppet is overthrown and mercs are kicked out. Some of the enclaves are besieged, which again puts Shrikawan citizens in danger. Your navy deploys in force. Facing the threat of a real Shirakawan-Sarethani war, the new king backs down and agrees to less strenuous terms, which are still seen as a humiliation but grudgingly accepted. This allows the Sarethanis to focus on internal issues and development. However the nation now nurses a stronger grievance, which will come to the fore in the 1890s++ SzkinLast Tuesday at 23:38 I'd personally prefer having it in the 50s at the latest personally ValaranLast Tuesday at 23:39 1858? SzkinLast Tuesday at 23:39 sure that sounds aright ValaranLast Tuesday at 23:41 1872 can probably left the same in that case :)"