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Die Alpenkonföderation

Postby beadsman » 17 Dec 2018, 07:50

Full Name: Die Heilige Römische Kaiserliche Alpenkonföderation (The Holy Roman Imperial Alpine Confederation)
Nicknames: Die Alpenkonföderation (the Alpine Confederation), the Holy Roman Empire, and the Imperial Confederation (Often abbreviated as either AC, for Alpine Confederation, or HRE, for Holy Roman Empire)
Capital: Wien, Österreich (Vienna, Austria)
Population: 30 Million Souls
Territories and provincial capitals: Austria (Vienna), Bohemia/Czech Republic (Prague), Switzerland (Bern), Bavaria (Munich), and Baden-Württemberg (Stuttgart).
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Magic: Austro-German Alchemists are most notably capable of storing energy in small stones. These stones are often used to power unusually rapid-fire Gatling guns, small mechanized bicycles, standard steam pumps, locomotives, and things of that sort. Basically, it's easy for Alchemists to mechanize things that wouldn't normally be very easy to mechanize. For things that are already mechanized, their efficiency is enhanced by the use of the energized stones. This is achieved through highly efficient clockwork designs and the Lodestones (as the energized stones are called).
Technology:
Civilian
Improved Steam Drill

Military
Improved Gatling Gun
Windbüchse (Air Gun)

Military: 400,000 strong in total
Infantry Divisions
200,000 Elite Infantrymen

Light Infantry Divisions
40,000 Windbüchse Jaegers (Airgunners/snipers)
40,000 Feuerbüchse Jaegers (Light Infantry)

Heavy Divisions
30,000 Gatling Gun Squads (~2 men per squad)
10,000 Heavy Mortar Divisions (Artillery) (~3 men per squad)

Cavalry
30,000 Hussars
20,000 Uhlan Lancers

Brief History/description
Following the Napoleonic Wars, Austria suffered with the rest of Europe (Switzerland, incidentally, never seceded, but remains a rebellious/semi-independent territory to this day), and the Holy Roman Empire was officially dissolved. Weakened and demoralized, the nation was surprisingly quick to rebuild. Focusing on industrialization and technological advancement, the Austrians turned themselves into a uniquely specialized world power. Their military was powerful, but largely due to intricate machinery and specialized troops (as opposed to main-line soldiers). Alchemists tended to focus more on using their powers to fuel and construct new mechanized contraptions and clockwork wonders.

During this period, brilliant Austrian Chancellor Klemens von Metternich advised Kaiser Franz Josef to take the side of their south German allies in the last great war, which turned out to be the first of the major industrial wars. The newly reorganized Austrian military proved itself excellent in a supporting role, and, as a result, talks were opened to unify Austria, Bohemia, Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, and Switzerland in a new confederation. Once again calling themselves the Holy Roman Empire, the new Alpine Confederation became one of the newer world powers, unifying a large portion of Germany and causing many of the nations of the world to turn their heads.

Now, the newly re-christened Holy Roman Imperial Alpine Confederation looks to reunify the disparate German nation-states and spread the Empire, bringing them under the banner of the Holy Roman Empire and the able rule of Kaiser Franz Josef Habsburg von Wien.
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Re: Der Alpenkonföderation

Postby Jack007 » 17 Dec 2018, 09:23

Great text, well done!

Just a little hint: It is "DIE Alpenkonföderation" in German (female). And at the end you wrote Hapsburg, which should be "Habsburg" (with b).

Sorry for nitpicking.. Jack :oops:
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Re: Der Alpenkonföderation

Postby beadsman » 17 Dec 2018, 10:24

Jack007 wrote:Great text, well done!

Just a little hint: It is "DIE Alpenkonföderation" in German (female). And at the end you wrote Hapsburg, which should be "Habsburg" (with b).

Sorry for nitpicking.. Jack :oops:

Dang it, you're right!

I originally thought it was Die Konföderation, but my horrible internet translator told me otherwise. I foolishly went against my instincts and believed it.

Also, good catch on the Habsburg. I'll change that now...
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Re: Die Alpenkonföderation

Postby beadsman » 17 Dec 2018, 20:46

Map in. I tried to make it look pretty.
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Re: Die Alpenkonföderation

Postby mat.gopack » 14 Jan 2019, 15:41

Southern Italian rebels in Salerno have sent a call to the Alpenkonföderation and the Holy See to support them in their conflict.
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