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The Antari

X.-) Find Possible Animals for domestication

Only after some time had passed since the attack lizards, the Antari people could start to once again focus on improving their lands and livelihoods, and once again they turned to the improving their yields and have enough food for everyone. Amari Asto, took notice of this and decided to support their efforts, this time he decided to call once again of Manco, the man who knew many things that he did not and once again he used his knowledge for the good of the Antari. This time, he decided that getting some domesticated animals would be useful for their after all, meat was important if they wanted their sons to grow strong and their warriors to have enough strength to face off the possible Lizard attacks in the future.

Soon enough, he and a group of scouts went to take note of what animals they could try to domesticate in this island.

X.-) Explore

Amari Asto, knew that working with other nations would be the best possible course of action if they wanted to finish off the threat of the lizards when the time came, cooperation was something that had also been very important back in their homeland to avoid wars and to fight common enemies like pirates and the like, with that in mind, he decided to send an expeditionary group to where the other human settlement was supposed to be, as gifts, they prepared some food and ornaments. Hopefully, they would be able to convince them to help each other, if they even found them.

Requesting a Great Power

Monarch: Emperor Stroan IV of house Vorsiellan
Empire: The Maneiran Empire
The Antari

X.-) Other (Implement the Crossbow)

The days in which there was peace were now long over and they now knew that warfare would be quite different from the one the where used to back on their homeland, back there warfare was an affair of dozens of thousands, with soldiers moving at the unison of the voice of the general and his officers, but here every man had to think quick and smart if they wanted to live. The Antari took quick notice of this and they decided that it would be better to start to focus on improving the military might of their small kingdom. This time the one assigned for this task was Rano Rancor because of his intellect that was fit for the task of reverse-engineering the crossbow for the use of the Antari, he would be helped by Manco, who had also shown quite the interest on the crossbow.

X.-) Try to get the Lizard to Talk

In the meanwhile, Amari Asto would focus on trying to get more knowledge about the Lizards and for this he decided to speak to the captured lizard, he would use one of the tactics that had been most used back in his homeland and that was that of etiquette and diplomacy, and of course some bribing and show of force so that the Lizard either became loyal to his new master or died.

I am back and ready to continue playing the Antari


1. Nation Name: The Kingdom of Hermasia

2. Head of State & Age: King Alcides Narváez (Age 32)

3. Political Alignment during the Most Atrocious War: Neutral Nation.

4. Culture:

The Kingdom of Hermasia has a culture and history all of its own, being an independent and neutral nation for most of its history. During its history, there have been many threats to its sovereignty but those were fended off sometimes by military strength, sometimes thanks to diplomacy and sometimes by pure luck. This sovereignty has led to the existence of a very nationalistic society, that tends to remain somewhat isolated from outside currents, not totally of course because then Hermasia would no longer be a country. For the most part, the power in the country is retained by the King and the royal family, who are the symbols of unity in Hermasia, often making appearances on military parades or the like.

In culture, Hermasia is like a vault of old times with new times. One good example of this would be the mix between the traditional red and black dresses of the women, and the more modern white dresses. That ends up with a very traditionally adorned dress that the women dress daily, but that still is modern enough for use outside the country. Music is more of the same and while traditions and festivals are deeply rooted in Hermasia, modernity has also taken its toll as cars and factories, have changed the clean landscape of the kingdom.

History wise, Hermasia has a long history of knights and lords, who valiantly fought off invaders and married ladies from other countries. This tradition has now devolved into an aristocracy that follows the king like their ancestors always did. Castles and other relics of the past, that would otherwise be forgotten and unused, are still in use in Hermasia with many aristocrats clinging to traditions of olds and forming their little retinues around themselves. Even if they no longer have any power.

When it became clear that war was coming to the continent, Hermasia made a clear decision to remain neutral in those foreign affairs. Even if it hurt the position of Hermasia, the king would not sacrifice the blood of his people for a war that he knew would cause great pain and change the world forever. After all, Hermasia had retained most of its custom and core values from long ago, there was no need to risk it for some foreign cause.

Now that the war is over, Hermasia continues to stands proudly on its area of the world has escaped from the brutality and cruelty that the war had brought to the countries that were part of it. But even as the world changes around them, Hermasia doesn't and while they take from outside what the seem necessary. The country is, after all, a relics on its own right.
1. Nation Name: The Kingdom of Hermasia

2. Head of State & Age: King Alcides Narváez (Age 32)

3. Political Alignment during the Most Atrocious War: Neutral Nation.

4. Culture:

The Kingdom of Hermasia has a culture and history all of its own, being an independent and neutral nation for most of its history. During its history, there have been many threats to its sovereignty but those were fended off sometimes by military strength, sometimes thanks to diplomacy and sometimes by pure luck. This sovereignty has led to the existence of a very nationalistic society, that tends to remain somewhat isolated from outside currents, not totally of course because then Hermasia would no longer be a country. For the most part, the power in the country is retained by the King and the royal family, who are the symbols of unity in Hermasia, often making appearances on military parades or the like.

In culture, Hermasia is like a vault of old times with new times. One good example of this would be the mix between the traditional red and black dresses of the women, and the more modern white dresses. That ends up with a very traditionally adorned dress that the women dress daily, but that still is modern enough for use outside the country. Music is more of the same and while traditions and festivals are deeply rooted in Hermasia, modernity has also taken its toll as cars and factories, have changed the clean landscape of the kingdom.

History wise, Hermasia has a long history of knights and lords, who valiantly fought off invaders and married ladies from other countries. This tradition has now devolved into an aristocracy that follows the king like their ancestors always did. Castles and other relics of the past, that would otherwise be forgotten and unused, are still in use in Hermasia with many aristocrats clinging to traditions of olds and forming their little retinues around themselves. Even if they no longer have any power.

When it became clear that war was coming to the continent, Hermasia made a clear decision to remain neutral in those foreign affairs. Even if it hurt the position of Hermasia, the king would not sacrifice the blood of his people for a war that he knew would cause great pain and change the world forever. After all, Hermasia had retained most of its custom and core values from long ago, there was no need to risk it for some foreign cause.

Now that the war is over, Hermasia continues to stands proudly on its area of the world has escaped from the brutality and cruelty that the war had brought to the countries that were part of it. But even as the world changes around them, Hermasia doesn't and while they take from outside what the seem necessary. The country is, after all, a relics on its own right.
The Kalpian Republic-1901




The 1901 Budget


As the new year came, the president with the rest of his ministers was drafting the new budget for the year 1901. Spending for that year up, after all, there were many things that were changed from the past's year budget. Here is an overall change of why spending changed for the different sections of the budget.

Infrastructure:

While Kalpia was one of the nations with the largest infrastructure there was still room for improvement. There were still plenty places in Kalpia without a connection to the railway system that considered "the veins of Kalpia" because of they were the major points of economic and industrial activity in the country. Thus the budget for infrastructure increased to allow for a small room of expansion for the year to come. This was because the maintenance of the such a large railroad network was quite high, but nothing that Kalpia couldn't cover with its budget.

Education:

It had been one of the promises of Reimund Braun to expand and improve the Kalpian Education system, because it was needed and because people felt that the school system was underfunded. After all, the children were the future of Kalpia and it was wise to invest in them, so later they could be productive members of society and pay taxes. Unlike the other countries which focus lied on keeping the poor ignorant so they could not rebel. Thus it was decided to double the budget for primary education and triple it in the case of secondary education. This was expected to produce great men in the next generations.

Army Research

Kalpia was and still is the mightiest military power in the world. But that position seemed to linger in the face of new military inventions, such as the Tyrian machine gun. The General Staff had also quite reminded the government that extra funding would be needed if they wanted to keep up with the developments both in military inventions and in on the strategical & tactical level. This was considered by Reimund Braun and his cabinet, and they agreed to increase the army budget for this purpose.

Security and the Department of Military Police

Security while walking on the street was something of a worry for the common rich man, who wanted to take walks without being molested or bothered by the inferior poor man and they had noticed that there a bit too few police men in the cities and villages, where they traveled to in their vacations or in their daily lives, and like the rich men they were they put political pressure by raising the issue to both the congress and the president. Who in turn decided to increase the budget of the police and in the meanwhile, also create a separate funding for the Department of Military Police. Who now had specific tasks they had to fulfill.





Diplomatic Response to the Crowned Survian Republic


6 January, 1901
Reimund Braun
President of the Republic of Kalpia

To José Luciano Franco,
I hope this telegram finds you well. It has come to this administration's attention that in the disparaging after effects of the Tyro-Itheraen War that future neutrality in the political sphere cannot be guaranteed. The Crowned Survian Republic has long maintained her neutrality and hopes that that continued neutrality can abide. It would in the interest of this administration and every one thereafter to pursue thus a Pact of Non-Aggression to exist between our nations from January of this year until January of 1906. In accordance with this, this political stipulation, if agreed upon, will extend also to our colonies in the Tendo Sea. May the One bless you and Kalpia both. Understandably, this agreement will come with it the singular acknowledgment of the sovereignty and ownership of both Kalpian West Maran and Survian South Maran within their respective levels of government.


I can only share the sentiment that the Tyro-Itheraen war have brought certain unbalance to the political situation in the continent, but we admire that even the Survian nation seeks for neutrality. In matters of our colonies to the East, I have to agree that recognizing both of our administration will only help to maintain peace and prosperity for both our nations. Thus I happily sign this document that you sent me.

[X] Signed, Reimund Braun , President of the Republic of Kalpia

The Kalpian Republic-1900




The Loan Management of Kalpia


Knowing that the loan that the Kalpian was way too big for its immediate needs, it was seen as necessary to pay $241,512,230 to cover at least half of the debt accrued last month. Leaving a surplus of $10 Million and reducing the debt to $96,487,770 this debt was way more manageable that the one before and thus the government would be kept itself afloat for the remaining of the year. The treasury with $10 million was more than enough to provide for any expense that the government may have a need of even taking into account the budget already in place.

Note:
-Kalpia pays $241,512,230 of the debt, treasury is left with $10 million
-Debt reduces to $96,468,770

The Kalpian-Velettian Military Deal


The company known as Kairth & Sons has signed a contract with the Violette army in order to supply them with 24k artillery rounds each month. This involves the retrofit of the factory to produce artillery rounds of the caliber of the Violette field gun Dieumart 75. Thus from producing munition for the 7.7 cm Kalpian field gun, the factory would now produce artillery rounds for the 75 mm Velettian field gun. This contract is meant to last as long as war between Violette and Tyro-Redania. The Velettians will pay $9.5 per round for a total of $228,000 monthly.
The Kalpian Republic-1900




Kalpian Logistical Overhaul


It had been a long time idea of the General Staff to smooth out logistics in Kalpia since they knew that this was an era of mass warfare when hundreds of thousands or even millions of soldiers would have to be sent to the front to fight for the republic. Yet, the greatest challenge didn't lie with defeating the enemy, discipline or morale, but rather the massive logistical burden on the national infrastructure. Even Kalpia the country with the most developed railway network knew that it could not feasibly maintain an offensive or move fast enough to make a decisive strike on the enemy and put an end to the war as soon as possible.

Yet, there were many ways in which the logistical process could be smoothed. One of which was the standardization of containers, each with a specific symbol. One container for food, one for rifle ammunition, one for artillery rounds, one for general equipment, etc. By standardizing the containers one could know how much could be transported in a single wagon and thus how much time it would take to supply an entire division or an entire army depending on the availability of horses, trains, weather, soldiers and the distance between the depot and the army.

This leads us to the next topic which is military depots, it was a known fact that depots were the places where all military supplies were stored, but the matter was where those depots where built, their distance to the frontline, the access to nearby source of transports and a number of stockpiled supplies in each depot. To allow for a single depot to not have inventory would be madness and for it to not be next to road or a railway even more. The Kalpian General Staff by whatever means necessary had to find a way to supply its army smoothly and efficiently. The idea was to build several minor and major depots around the country. The Major depots would be stockpiled with huge amount of supplies and be placed in the major hubs of railways in the country while the minor depots would be built near the borders and the countryside, each next to a road or a railway, the minor depots would have enough supply for two months of combat for each division stationed nearby. Thus depending on the situation the supplies from major depots could be transported to several minor depots instead of only one, this would allow for a fast change in concentration of forces on the front. Meaning that if one month the army was pushing north, the next month it could push the south with the same strength. As supplies could be easily transported to one specific area without putting too much stress on a single railway. This also involved plans to build even more railways both heavy and light to connect the depots with the National Kalpian Railway. Several lines would have to be built allow for trains to go to either point B, C, E or F from point A directly.

Another important overhaul was to be the expansion of the Republican Engineer Corps and the use of prefabricated light railways so that they could be easily transported and installed to expand the logistical reach of the army, thus allowing for the railway supply network to advance at the same time as the army even if not at the same pace. This also involved the introduction of field work training to the common soldier and reservist. So that they could be used to expand the railway supply network if needed with the guidance of the Engineer Corps.

One last important point was the quality and amount of military rations assigned to each soldier. This would help to both raise the morale and the fighting capabilities of the army, because thanks to lessons from the Kalpia-Zellonian conflict they knew that food was quite important and without it, the army fighting capability could fall below that of even rabble like the Radenan soldier or the Zellonian soldier. This food had to be in enough quantity and quality for the common soldier. Thus the Department of Army Logistics started to see and experiment with various components of rations, expecting to reach which one was the most effective at keeping the soldier healthy and being available enough to give to all soldiers.

The total investment for the overhaul would be of $20,000,000

Notes:
-The Army standardizes all military supply containers assigning a specific container for rifle ammunition, rifles, artillery rounds, spare parts, food, etc.
-The Army starts to build major and minor depots, major depots at the hubs of the Kalpian Railway Network and minor depots near the border and countryside. A major effort is put into connecting minor depots to the railway network.
-The Army starts to put a focus on the expansion of the logistic reach of the railway network as an army advances on enemy territory, by experimenting with the use of prefabricated light railways and the use of the army common soldier to help in its construction with the assistance of the Engineer Corps, along with an expansion of the engineer corps.
-Department of Logistics starts to seek the right balance between quality and quantity in military rations for the army. With the objective of having healthy soldiers with high morale.

Kalpian Navy Expansion


Knowing that Kalpia had lost many ships in the conflict with Zellonia the navy had requested a direct fund to cover those losses and increase the size of Kalpian Navy. The response was fast and asserting, mostly because of the support of the Fatherland Party that sought to strengthen the Kalpia military might. As such, the Kalpian government said that it would use all its naval capacity for said purpose. As such the state would cover the cost of construction of 30 new destroyers and 10 new light cruisers for the total price of $11,512,770

This was just the first stage of what the navy had proposed to do but it would do for now.

Kalpian Colonial Ventures


The ambition of Kalpia to have a colonial empire was but a recent idea brought to congress by the Fatherland's party, it wasn't publicized as proper colonies where the Metropolis sought to extract all kind of material wealth to process back on the mainland. No, the fatherland party told to the people and congress that there would only be territories under the protection and guidance of Kalpia, with the objective of civilizing the people living there. This was said to imply a clear difference between the democratic values that Kalpia stood for and those of nations with different values, more specifically imperialist monarchist values.

After several months of pushing forward the discussion of colonies and trying to persuade the President, it finally happened. The President announced that it would give exclusive charters to two companies, one with charters on Masilia and the other in Serranthia. Said charters gave the right to those two companies to establish protectorates in the name of the republic with the objective of bringing civilization to natives and making good use of their resources in order to provide a source of income for the company chosen for this endeavor. Or at least that was the justification.

The selection process would be rather simple, a company would have to form for the exclusive purpose of participating in the competition to become a chartered company, the company would have to give a detailed plan for the treatment of the natives, the area that would be claimed and possible further expansion, the security forces that would be used and the administration of the lands in general. The capital that the state would invest would be $20 Million per Company for a total of $40 Million. And thus it was done. Now it was time for the international corps of Kalpia to ensure that the claims were to be recognized by other powers on the continent.

Notes:
-The Charters in Question are: The Southern Massilian Chart and the Central Serranthian Chart

The Kalpian Experiment with the Kalpian D.B.-I


With the reccent acquired funds of the Kalpian Republic, it had been decided to start to experiment with the motorized vehicles designed by Leikarp Co. , the D.B-I tricycle . The cost of each one at the moment was of $187.5 so cheap enough for the Kalpia government to start investing in it. Thus a request was sent to Leikarp Co. to produce 2,000 of those D.B.-I at the cost of $375,000. It was a large enough to amount to outfit an entire brigade and that was the idea of the Kalpian General Staff. As they would test the usefulness of the vehicle on both logistics, speed and how it handled in different types of terrain.

The task was given to brigadier general Gotthard the veteran leader of the Kalpian-Zellonian conflict. Who because of his experience was expected to think ways on how to make use of the D.B-I as a military vehicle.

The Kalpian Car Enthusiasm


After seeing the popularity of the Model Yenson 31 rise through the ranks of the army and that of the masses, the Fatherland's party decided that it would be in their interest to make use of that popularity to rise the civilian acceptance of the military. After all, the people had to be proud of their army and what better way than to be proud of both your army and your favorite race car.

Thus by using their influence the army was given $630,000 to make the purchase of 200 Model Yenson to be assigned to generals and high ranking officers of the army. Mostly to be used in parades or in daily use for the high ranking officers to go their working place.


Total Cost: $72,517,770
The Kalpian Republic-1900




Kalpian Arms Competition


It was time for the Kalpian army to update its armaments in order not to be left behind in the arms race between continental powers, a race that Kalpia had to yet be defeated in, but the General Staff didn't wish to wait until that happened, so they like many years before decided to call for a design competition on both field guns and rifles, to see what the arms companies had to offer for this year.

One of the main concerns of the Kalpian army was accuracy, reliability, and rate of fire on the battlefield, which had been shown as decisive on the both the Marnish and Zellonian fronts of the war, as the close encounters and long range encounters had taught the Kalpian officers several lessons to the Kalpians, that were represented on the specific requests of design to the arms companies.

There were three companies in Kalpia that could take the job the most famous of them all Kerser Guns, he was famous for designing the KR.99 the main rifle of the Kalpian Army, the next one was the Aurel & Trauggot company, a new upstart company based on Tarist and finally the Company of Kairth and Sons the oldest arms company in Kalpia that had yet to shine in major projects with the Kalpian Army.

Thus the Kalpian Arms Competition started with all mentioned companies asked to provide two designs one for rifles and the other for a field gun.

Rifle:

- Type of Weapon: [Rifle]
- Companies Involved:
-[Kerser Guns] [?]
-[Aurel & Trauggot] [?]
-[Kairth and Sons] [?]
- Design Requests: [ The Kalpian Army asks for a focus on reliability, rate of fire and accuracy while at least on par with the KR.99 on the rest of features]

Field Gun:

- Type of Weapon:[Field Gun]
- Companies Involved:
-[Kerser Guns] [?]
-[Aurel & Trauggot] [?]
-[Kairth and Sons] [?]
- Design Requests: [ The Kalpian looks for heavy artillery pieces. The main focus of the companies involved should be in the firepower, reliability, and rate of fire of these guns, while at least keep on par with the current R98 7.7cm on all other features. ]

Kalpian Military Deals


It was no surprise that the Kalpian military industrialists saw the chance of profit in the brewing war to the west and they took it, first by making sure that the that they got the permits for it and second by making contact with each interested party in private meetings through government officials.

Kalpian-Radenan Offer (Confidential)

Radena a country with a large army but not enough rifles, a good business venture for the Kalpian industrialists. They sent a confidential offer to Radena offering to send to Radena 15,000 rifles per month for one year at the price of $450,000 per month and 5 million rifle rounds which cost the Radenans $750,000.

The grand total of the offer is $6,150,000

Kalpian-Tyrian Deal (Confidential)

Tyria needed rifles and ammo, it was clear that the ones they would go to were the Kalpians, the nation with the largest military industry, thus it was agreed that 200,000 rifles and 20,000,000 rifle ammunition would be sold and shipped to Toboskoy from where they would continue their route to Tyria through land route going through Oslad, country which had given the Tyrians and Kalpians previous approval for the transportation of military supplies. The total cost was $7,400,000

Later, it was also agreed that 850,000 rifle rounds would be produced and sent off each month to Tyria at the price of $85,000 per month

Kalpian-Itheraen Deal (Confidential)

The Itheraen required large amounts of field rounds and the Kalpian could provide, after an agreement the Kalpians and Itheraens signed a contract in which 2 million artillery rounds would be sold and shipped to Itherae at the price of $4,500,000 .

Kalpian Hell Loan


The government knowing that the previous measures were not even nearly enough to stop the financial crisis coming ahead knew what they had to do and it was to take a loan that was nearly equal to the 10% of the total GDP of the country, in order to cover the costs of this year administration for a total of $343,711,114. This loan would come from both banks and private lenders.
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