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TL-442 Kingdom of Westphalia by Kurarun TL-442 Kingdom of Westphalia by Kurarun
For some reason, after finding out that one can form Westphalia as a nation in Europa Universalis 3 I've become slightly obsessed with the idea, and this slight obsession inspired this map.

So, I give you the Kingdom of Westphalia in 1878. A moderate colonial power which weilds significant power due to its dominance over north Germany. Relations with Britain are good, recent diplomatic conferences have seen the two nations work together, and the two nations still maintain their old alliance from the days of France's European empire-building.

France and Westphalia are less than happy with one another, however, they have an old rivalry that is not made any better by the recent scandal over a Westphalian nobleman who made donations to Flemish seperatists seemingly with the government's consent.

On the other side of Europe sits France's ally Russia. Russia has very few colonies of a significant size, but a mighty contiguous empire stretching from the borders of Prussia to the borders of the Chinese empire. They are by no means advanced, but their superior numbers and stubbornity when angered has made them a significant threat to Westphalia (despite the two nations lacking any land border) and Germany as a whole.

Europe is set for a war of epic proportions, the Germans and the British on one side, France and Russia on the other. But this does not tell the whole story, for there are yet empires whose alliegence may be bought, and whose power may win the coming war for either side.

Edit: Changed "Novgorod" to "Russia". This TL is meant to have a Napoleonic PoD, after all.
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Rarayn Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
I'm not entirely familiar with how things work in EU3; which nation(s) can form the Kingdom of Westphalia? Hanover?

This map, and the scenario you provided with it was actually what got me into playing Europa Universalis to begin with. Awesome work.
Can't run anything newer than EU2 myself though.
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Kurarun Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think to form Westphalia in EU3 you need to be a certain culture and own certain provinces as cores. The nations that have the right culture to form Westphalia at the start of the game are, appropriately, those German nations in the region of Westphalia. They need to do quite a bit of conquering to get all the right provinces, though.

I'm glad to see I've been instrumental in introducing you to Europa Universalis! I've never played anything earlier than vanilla EU3, though, so I don't know how it compares to EU2. I remember I had some issues running the game when I first got it, though. I was rather confused, since the graphics really shouldn't be demanding at all.
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TheAresProject Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Actually, a nation can't "form" Westphalia as with other cultural nations. Rather, a revolutionary nation gets an event that gives cores to Westphalia. After that, it (or anyone else) can release Westphalia as a satellite.
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Rarayn Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
Sounds awesome. Sadly, there are barely any nations which can form other nations in EU2. There's some of the more obvious ones, such as Russia and Spain, but that's about it. Luckily, there are mods for that.

One mod features an altered pre-game timeline, where France and England were both split in civil wars prior to 1419. This allows some of the southern French nations to form Occitania, to name one example. (Also featured: Moorish Iberia, Wittelsbach dominated Holy Roman Empire, Resurgent Byzantium, Ireland as the first colonial pioneer and more.)

I was able to try the EU3 demo once, but my processor is just barely below the minimum requirements, so there was too much lag for it to be an enjoyable experience. There were also certain aspects about it which bothered the EU2 fan in me, but I won't start a rant about that.
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kingphoto13 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
how do you like the game?
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Kurarun Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What, EU3? I like it, it's very good, if unrealistic at times.
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kingphoto13 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
thank you
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Kurarun Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Erm... what?
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kingphoto13 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
nvrmind
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Kurarun Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, seriously, what was that 'thank you' about?
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