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Create your own empire!
« on: June 01, 2011, 03:09:26 PM »
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This was an idea I had today while I was discussing plans for world conquest with my friend. The theory is that if you could start with a few countries and the pick of the litter or generals and industry what would you take to conquer the world?


Congratulations you have just become the ruler of your very own empire! A coalition of vast and prosperous countries under your benevolent and glorious rule. However you are not content with what you have, world domination must be yours. Your scientists have just informed you that they have the ability to travel in time and take key people to lead your empire to greatness, the world is at your mercy Emperor.

So, first your empire needs a name, what will this great power be called?

Next, who rules it, who will be the ruler of the world?

Now, what countries does it initially comprise of? (pick 2)

Tell us a little bit about the government and economy of your empire (any peaceful democracies or "enlightened societies with a small professional army of magical space commandos" GTFO, play like you got a pair)

Now, your army, how is it structured and what is it based on?

Who will lead your invincible forces? (Pick 2 generals from any point in time)

How about your navy? (same thing, but only 1 admiral)

A strong military is all well and good, but useless without industry backing it up so, who supplies the arms in your empire? (pick a gun manufacturer)

And the tanks?

The ships?

Planes?

How about civilian goods? (pick 3)

Who shall direct this glorious industry?

Science! Who is the leading scientist in your country? (Anyone from history is fair game)

What glorious weapons of liberation has he invented under your guiding hand? (Pick one super weapon!)

And the happy and productive populace? How are they structured, who are the soldiers, who are the workers? The leaders?

Invent a currency for your glorious nation.

Flag, national motto, crest and anthem if you please, feel free to steal form your "spiritual liege" nations of the past.

Behind every good man there is a woman, so who will be your empress?

What television programs will be mandatory public education?

Finally, who shall be the first nation to feel your wrath?



There it is, go nuts, I'll get mine up later, also feel free to add to that if you have more
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Re: Create your own empire!
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2011, 08:07:29 PM »
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Fun!
I will have to think mine up and post it soon.

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Re: Create your own empire!
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2011, 05:38:24 PM »
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This sounds like a fun idea. Only I don't know of any manufactures of tanks, planes, ships, or guns. Well, maybe Colt, but that's it. And I know no famous admirals through history.

Is my possible participation crippled here?

Keep calm and move along.

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Re: Create your own empire!
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2011, 11:13:26 PM »
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This sounds like a fun idea. Only I don't know of any manufactures of tanks, planes, ships, or guns. Well, maybe Colt, but that's it. And I know no famous admirals through history.

Is my possible participation crippled here?

Use wikipedia then
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Re: Create your own empire!
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2011, 02:53:56 AM »
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Challenge Accepted.

Though this is going to get updated a bit at a time. I'm also going off the assumption that I'm yanking these people out of history and then updating them to modern times, tactics, and scientific knowledge.

So, first your empire needs a name, what will this great power be called?
Empire of the Faol

Next, who rules it, who will be the ruler of the world?
That'd be me. I don't trust anyone else with that kind of power.

Now, what countries does it initially comprise of?
United States and Canada

Tell us a little bit about the government and economy of your empire.
The government would be organized on a feudal meritocracy, wherein there would be extensive civil liberties and the potential for upward mobility based upon ability rather than birth. Nobility and title are earned by generation, rather than permanently endowed, and must be proven sound with each generation by service to the state and proper ruleship of the particular domain in question. Economy would be free market based, with governmental oversight of essential goods and services, and direct oversight of military production.

Borrowing a page from both Mass Effect and Rokugan a third, independent governmental arm of Magistrates would be created to serve as the regulatory and judiciary branch of the government, answerable only to the First Magistrate and the Emperor. These would then be sub-divided into specific areas of expertise: economic, criminal, and governmental.

Taxation would be a flat, unalterable 10% for all citizens. Gambling, alcohol, prostitution, and most drugs not shown to have an instant or near instant permanently detrimental effect would all be legal and regulated.


Now, your army, how is it structured and what is it based on?


Who will lead your invincible forces? (Pick 2 generals from any point in time)
George Patton - A brilliant leader and a man that was capable of leading from the front, inspiring his troops, and with an iron clad belief in his cause.
Oda Nobunaga - Both politically astute and militarily revolutionary, more than capable of embracing new tactics and abilities. Also capable of recognizing ability despite rank or birth, a valuable trait in a meritocracy.


How about your navy? (same thing, but only 1 admiral)
Chester Nimitz - Determined, of humble origins, and highly capable as proven by the pacific naval campaign in WW2


A strong military is all well and good, but useless without industry backing it up so, who supplies the arms in your empire? (pick a gun manufacturer)

And the tanks?

The ships?

Planes?

How about civilian goods? (pick 3)

Who shall direct this glorious industry?

Science! Who is the leading scientist in your country? (Anyone from history is fair game)

What glorious weapons of liberation has he invented under your guiding hand? (Pick one super weapon!)

And the happy and productive populace? How are they structured, who are the soldiers, who are the workers? The leaders?

Invent a currency for your glorious nation.

Flag, national motto, crest and anthem if you please, feel free to steal form your "spiritual liege" nations of the past.

Behind every good man there is a woman, so who will be your empress?

What television programs will be mandatory public education?

Finally, who shall be the first nation to feel your wrath?



There it is, go nuts, I'll get mine up later, also feel free to add to that if you have more
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Re: Create your own empire!
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2011, 03:08:17 AM »
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Challenge Accepted.

Though this is going to get updated a bit at a time. I'm also going off the assumption that I'm yanking these people out of history and then updating them to modern times, tactics, and scientific knowledge.

You'd be correct in that assumption
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Re: Create your own empire!
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2011, 03:10:12 AM »
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Okay... apparently there's a timelimit on editing. That is really annoying.
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Re: Create your own empire!
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2011, 04:15:53 AM »
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Okay... apparently there's a timelimit on editing. That is really annoying.
I'm working with Tran to see if we can get that removed for the PbP forum.
I might join, just got to throw together a sheet

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Re: Create your own empire!
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2011, 07:57:34 AM »
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I'm working with Tran to see if we can get that removed for the PbP forum.
I might join, just got to throw together a sheet

Yeah it's irking me... Will continue to work on it.
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Re: Create your own empire!
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2011, 09:59:17 AM »
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So, first your empire needs a name, what will this great power be called?
The Pan-Pacific Hegemony

Next, who rules it, who will be the ruler of the world?
Me and my drinking buddies

Now, what countries does it initially comprise of?
Japan and Russia

Tell us a little bit about the government and economy of your empire
The society is hierarchical in every way. Borrowing from peter the Great's table of ranks everyone has a rank in life. Job ranks are equal (so a factory worker has the same status as an infantry soldier. The economy is left to capitalism, all supported by the government. The onyl role the government takes into the economy is placing orders for military equipment. 

Now, your army, how is it structured and what is it based on?
Massive infantry night attacks. Land navigation and stealth in large formations are key. Attacks are along a large front in order to confuse the enemy as to where the real focus is. Speed is not so much of an issue as most of the initial fighting will be in Asian jungles. Japanese provide the officer and research corps, Russians the bulk of the soldiery.

Who will lead your invincible forces?
Helmuth Von Moltke the Elder (invented the modern staff system, master organizer, perfect for world conquest)
Robert E. Lee (all round brilliant general)

How about your navy?
Isoroku Yamamoto (very talented naval officer, orchestrated a brilliant strike at Pearl harbour, good head for "choosing your battles")

A strong military is all well and good, but useless without industry backing it up so, who supplies the arms in your empire?
Izhmash (manufacturers of the AK-47)

And the tanks?
Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau (Builder of the T-34)

The ships?
Harland and Wolff

Planes?
General Dynamics

How about civilian goods?
Standard Oil (yes THE Standard Oil, pre-anti trust act)
Ford Motor Company
Microsoft

Who shall direct this glorious industry?
Henry Ford

Science! Who is the leading scientist in your country?
Alan Turing (AI here I come)

What glorious weapons of liberation has he invented under your guiding hand?
Skynet! Nah, probably somehting close to military grade VI

And the happy and productive populace? How are they structured, who are the soldiers, who are the workers? The leaders?
As I said, table of ranks ensures that everyone has a place in society. The Russians provide the manpower needed to work the heavy industry, farm the fields and fight the wars. The Japanese are the officers, managers and scientists.

Invent a currency for your glorious nation.
Bison Dollars

Flag, national motto, crest and anthem if you please, feel free to steal form your "spiritual liege" nations of the past.

(flag and crest)
Motto: Out of Darkness and into Truth
National Anthem:
soviet national anthem


Behind every good man there is a woman, so who will be your empress?
I'll get back to you on this one (a history full of beautiful ladies to chose from)

What television programs will be mandatory public education?
The Simpsons shall be made compulsory and your duty to the motherland to watch, Family Guy shall be abolished

Finally, who shall be the first nation to feel your wrath?
China, we need even more manpower
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Re: Create your own empire!
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2011, 12:49:07 PM »
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Don't think I can join. Can't find any modern all-round manufacturers :(

Keep calm and move along.

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Re: Create your own empire!
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2011, 02:41:43 PM »
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Don't think I can join. Can't find any modern all-round manufacturers :(

The just do what you can, also its not a game, just a what if scenario
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Re: Create your own empire!
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2011, 03:03:57 PM »
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The just do what you can, also its not a game, just a what if scenario

Uhh...what? So what is this about?

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