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18th Jan '16 8:33:44 PM Bissek
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** The Netherlands branch of the Habsburgs don't like Borja either, for the same reasons as the Austrian branch. The only nations of note that back Gaspar's claim to the Cathedra are Spain and France under Gaston.
2nd Jan '16 3:23:03 PM jadmire
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** Ol' Gaspar is already on very, very thin ice at the Escorial. Philip was, and is, furious with Borja over the whole Rome fiasco, and offers him any support or endorsement only for purely pragmatic political reasons (don't forget that the Spanish Inquisition is basically the secret police of the Spanish monarchy, and Philip relies on its support to keep his regime a going concern). If and when the Netherlands formally breaks with Spain, and given that, as of the end of ''1636: The Viennese Waltz'', Austria has more or less declared for the legitimate Pope Urban, Philip might well conclude that continuing to support the usurper isn't worth being isolated from the other branches of the Habsburgs, not to mention most of the rest of Catholic Europe, particularly with the Ottomans on the rampage.
2nd Jan '16 3:16:35 PM jadmire
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* Presumably Operation ''Krystallnacht'', the COC action aimed at wiping out anti-Semitism in the Germanies in the wake of the Dreeson Incident, is what's being referred to above. However, the Huguenot extremists had absolutely nothing to do with that. In fact, they've been operating, ever since ''1634: The Galileo Affair'', as ''antagonists'' to the USE, which they despise for its policies of religious freedom, especially toward Catholics. It hardly seems likely that the USE would try to cover up any atrocity that Michel Ducos and his gang committed.
2nd Jan '16 3:10:11 PM jadmire
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The USE is soon to deploy a new blue-water fleet that, while still composed of sailing ships, will be far more powerful than the current ships of the Spanish and French navies, and there would be plenty of good reason to use those ships for commerce raiding. So there is an opportunity for some ambitious governor to pull a Sepoy Option, and establish a new sovereign nation in the New World.

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The USE is soon to deploy a new blue-water fleet that, while still composed of sailing ships, will be far more powerful than the current ships of the Spanish and French navies, and there would be plenty of good reason to use those ships for commerce raiding. So there is an opportunity for some ambitious governor to pull a [[Literature/HonorHarrington Sepoy Option, Option]], and establish a new sovereign nation in the New World.
22nd Aug '15 2:14:26 PM Bissek
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** Given his anti-uptimer policies, the song is likely to be highly uncomplimentary.

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** Given Well, he did become king, but given his anti-uptimer policies, the song is likely to be highly uncomplimentary.
15th Aug '15 4:33:33 PM Bissek
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* As of ''The Cardinal Virtues'', Gaston is King of France, but his legitimacy is being called into question, as Queen Anne gave birth to a son on the day that Louis XIII died.




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** Given his anti-uptimer policies, the song is likely to be highly uncomplimentary.
27th Jan '15 7:28:43 PM Meshakhad
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** Murad might try to snag Bohemia first.


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[[WMG: Spain will eventually make a HeelFaceTurn]]
Borja will screw up again, prompting Philip to snap, throw his support behind Urban, and order the troops that took Rome for Borja to take it ''again''.
14th Nov '14 4:05:13 AM Patachou
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You may remember that Gustav gave Julie Sims a barony in Lappland as a wedding present. It's not inconceivable that she might retire there. And eventually, her line will produce SimoHayha.

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You may remember that Gustav gave Julie Sims a barony in Lappland as a wedding present. It's not inconceivable that she might retire there. And eventually, her line will produce SimoHayha.
UsefulNotes/SimoHayha.
15th Jun '14 6:49:52 PM Bissek
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* ''Seas of Fortune'' has the USE starting a colony in the Guianas, which Dutch privateers are using as a base to strike against the Spanish.

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* ''Seas of Fortune'' has the USE starting a colony in the Guianas, which Dutch privateers are using as a base to strike against the Spanish.
Spanish. ''Commander Cantrell in the West Indies'' expands on the naval war against the Spanish in the Caribbean.
4th Mar '14 5:44:20 AM Bissek
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* He was adored by the spectators, respected by the other boxers, and died undefeated when he was murdered for refusing to cooperate with people trying to rig a match - and killed or maimed every single one of the people sent to murder him before he went down. The combination of skill, sportsmanship and integrity he showed will be held up as the example of what a champion boxer should be.

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* He was adored by the spectators, respected by the other boxers, and died undefeated when he was murdered for refusing to cooperate with people trying to rig a match - and killed or maimed every single one of the people sent to murder him before he went down. The combination of skill, sportsmanship and integrity he showed will be held up as the example of what a champion boxer should be.
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