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Richard II ordered to gather more troops in the provinces near the battlefront. The British troops had to push back the enemy troops from advancing into British territory.



On the 24th of April in 1251, the British Empire called Denmark to arms to have more power in the war.



Richard also decided to decrease the spendigs on research and to increase the taxes.

Now, British Empire was able to recruit twice as many troops.



Morroco tried hard to push the British troops back and at first it looked like it was working.



Some months later, the British and French troops were able to destroy the enemy troops and advanced deeper and deeper into morrocan land.

Also 1400 Danish troops tried to land in Lisbon but failed.



The battles were hard and brutal but the British and French army was much larger and it was sure that nobody could stop them anymore.



The morrocan capital was invaded by only 100 French troops. The king has already left.



The treaty of Rabat was sigend on the 22nd of April in 1255. It meant the annexation of the morrocan territories on the Iberian Peninsula by the British Empire and of some land in Tunesia by the French Kingdom.

The war cost over 100'000 lives.


Europe, 15th of June in 1255


Richard II was now 27 years old. He had two sons Richard (2 years old) and Charles (1 year old). Richard chose this names in honour of his father and his grandfather.

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The British Empire had bad relations with Léon and Richard wanted to reorganize the Iberian Peninsula.

He thought that this region was very instable because of wars and the former rule of Morroco and there could be revolts.

His plan for the British Empire was to conquer the whole Iberian Peninsula, release vassals and then colonize the world.



Meanwhile, some British explorers in Asia found a large, very powerful country called "Great Jin".



Richard sent ultimatums to Navarra and Aragon and demanded their full annexation but only Aragon accepted. In a small operation the Kingdom of Navarra got conquered and annexed.



On the 3rd of August in 1257, the British Empire declared war on the Kingdom of Léon and attacked them from the north with about 5500 troops and from the south with about 7500 troops.



The invasion was easier than expected so the treaty of Benavente was already signed on the 12th of February in 1258.



In the meantime, France asked the British Empire to prepare for war against Swabia. For whatever reason, France gathered their whole army for the war against this small country (lol).



Portugal didn't accept the British Ultimatum, so the British Empire declared war on them on the 2nd of January in 1259.

The British Empire faced only a small resistance so the war ended quickly.



Richard decided to divide the Iberian Peninsula like this and because the technology level of the British Empire was high enough, Richard ordered to prepare the British troops to colonies some land.

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On the 15th of January in 1260, Denmark declared war on Bohemia and Richard knew that Denmark wasn't strong enough to defeat them so he sent thousands of troops to defend the British vassal.



Meanwhile, Richard sent over 9000 troops to conquer Lenape.

27 years ago, his Father wasn't able to win the war against Lenape but Richard knew that he will.



On the 9th of July in 1261, the British Empire colonised some Islands in the Atlantic and sent more troops south to colonise even more islands.



Also Saxony entered the war against Bohemia and on the 25th of October in the same year, Bohemia finally declared war on the British Empire.

To Richards surprise, 2000 British troops were easily destroyed by Bohemia.



The British Empire attacked Lenape on the 18th of December in 1261. The invasion was successful but only a third of the troops survived so Richard sent more troops to support their new colony.



In Europe, the British and Danish troops were struggeling to defend against the Bohemian troops coming from the south in larger numbers.



On the 22nd of July in 1262, also Iceland and Thuringia declared war on the British Empire.

Richard immediately set up thousands of troops to defend the Empire against the agressors.

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The British troops managed to advance into enemy territory soon and there were also troops sent to Iceland to conquer them.



Iceland had no chance against the British Empire so they surrendered on the 11st of June in 1263.



Three months later, Richard decided to attack Susquehannock in America to expand the British territorys.



Meanwhile, the British troops were able to conquer Thuringia, took a province and demanded war reperations and their vassalization.



Current Situation of Europe



On the 8th of March in 1264, the plague began to spread in the Normandie.



The British troops in America were able to conquer more and more land of Susquehannock.

The enemy troops fought hard but the British troops were much stronger because they had better weapons and a better training.



The plague even began to spread across the ocean and affected the British colonies in North America.

Nobody thought that at the end this disease would kill over 400'000 British people.

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Denmark, Bohemia and the other involved parties signed a peace deal on the 3rd of April in 1266.

Denmark annexed the northern provinces of Bohemia and Saxony got some provinces near their capital.



Also the British Empire and Susquehannock signed a peace treaty one month later and with it Susquehannock was completly annexed by the British Empire.



On the 27th of May in 1266, Mikmaq declared war on the British Empire.

Richard sent some nearby troops to conquer this small country.



Meanwhile, the British Empire founded some (expensive and useless) colonies in the South Atlantic Ocean.



The treaty of Dartmouth was signed on the 18th of April in 1267.

The war against Mikmaq was easy and the British troops faced only a small resistance.



The British Empire spent much money and effort in assimilating the new gained colonies.



On the 18th of November in 1267, the French Kingdom asked the British Empire to prepare a war against Norway.

Richard decided to accept and began recruiting over 10'000 troops for the war.

His plan was to annex some important provinces of Norway and free the rest of their teriitory as a vassal of the British Empire.

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On the 29th of April in 1266, the British Empire and France declared war on Norway.

Because of the size of the British army, Richard had to increase the taxes and decrease the spending on technology.



The landing in Oslo and Uddevalla was successful.

Also, more troops were preparing their landing.



On the 15th of September in 1268, there was a major attack on the coastlines of Norway.

All of them were successful and the British didn't met many enemy troops.



On the 1st of December in the same year, the British Empire was invading Pequot and their operations were successful.



Meanwhile, the British troops were able to advance deeper and deeper into enemy territory.

It seemed that the Norwegian troops weren't even trying to defend their country.



Pequot surrendered on the 12th of May in 1269. They lost all their important provinces and got annexed by the British Empire.



On the 6th of February in 1270, Norway finally surrendered and became a puppet of the British Empire.

The British Empire annexed some provinces in the south of Norway.



2 months later, Portugal declared war on Majorca but Richard decided not to intervene in this war of the British vassal.

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Afternoon, 25th of May in 1270:

Richard II was eating dinner. He was already an old man so he ate a light meal.

Suddenly on of his servants came into the room:

"My king, we received a war daclaration of Aquileia, Tiwanaku and from our vassal Léon."  said the servant.

"Léon declared war on us? That means they are revolting!" said Richard.




Richard called France to war against Aquileia, so the British Empire can focus on its vassal and on their colonies.



Richard also immediately sent 7000 troops to Léon to end their revolt.

He was fearing that his other vassals could also start to revolt against the British Empire, so he decided to end this quickly.



Richard sent thousands of troops to his colonies in North America to defend them against Tiwanaku.

Not all landings were successful and at first, the British troops were struggling to defend their land.

Tiwanaku also plundered a province they conquered from the British Empire and Richard was furious about that.



On the 3rd of November in 1270, the British troops landed in Gijon (Léon) and were successful. They instantly began advancing into enemy territory.



Léon surrendered on the 19th of February in 1271. Richard decided to give them a second chance.

If they remain stable as a British vassal, nothing will happen. But if they revolt again, the British Empire will split Léon up between its neighbours.



The British Empire was able to defend their land against Tiwanaku and Richard ordered a landing on Jacksonville on the 7th of June in 1271.



The landing was successful and the troops began advancing deeper into enemy territory.

Richard also ordered another landing on Savannah with over 1000 troops, which was successful.

The British Empire managed to conquer the whole land of Tiwanaku in North America but some British Explorers, which followed some ships with 800 enemy troops, reported that Tiwanaku had even more land in South America.

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On the 16th of November in 1271, Thuringia declared war on Baden and Richard decided to deploy 1500 troops to make sure that his vassal wins.



On the morning of the 9th of January in 1272, something unbelievable happened. Léon started to revolt again and also Flanders and Ojibwe declared war on the British Empire.



Richard was furious and now he ordered to divide Léon between its neighbours and called Portugal, Castille and Navarra to war against Léon.



Richard also called France to war againat Flanders, so the British Empire can fully focus on more important regions.



He also decided to declare war on Baden and called Denmark to war to support the British vassal Thuringia.

Baden was fighting hard, but with the help of 2500 British troops Richard was sure to win in a short time.



Meanwhile, 1000 British troops tried to land in the mainland of Tiwanaku. Every landing failed and all British troops were killed. It was a sad day for the British Empire.

British diplomats tried hard to make peace with Tiwanaku, because Richard wasn't interested in this part of the world for now. For now, the diplomats weren't successful.



Léon surrendered on the 13th of September in 1272. The Kingdom was split up between Portugal and Navarra.


Now, Richard II was a very old man. He got ill and decided to introduce his son Richard in the current situation of the wars and of his Empire. If he dies, Richard should become the new king of the glorious British Empire.

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Richard the 2nd died in the night of the 29th of September in 1272 at the age of 49 because of his fiever.

Richard II ruled the British Empire for about 22 years and now his son Richard III became king of England.



Richard III was coronated on the 4th of October in the Westminster Abbey like his father.


Richard III's brother Charles knew that he would eventually never rule the empire because Richard III was only one year older than him and he was very angry about that.

Charles also didn't agree with the actions of his father and his grandfather. He tought that the British Empire should be ruled strictly and the British vassals should get assimilated and be British.

Richard III was a nice and happy person. He had a wife but no children.

Charles, on the other hand, was the complete opposite of Richard III. He put poison in the food of his wife because he didn't love her anymore and he was very rude to other people. Officialy, his wife died of an unknown reason.


King Richard the 2nd

* 2nd of February in 1223 - † 29th of September in 1272

"He looked like his father but he was definitely a special person."

- Richard III about his father


From now on, when I say Richard, I mean Richard the third (son of Richard the 2nd).

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14 hours ago, Globin4060 said:

Thank you! :classic_biggrin:

You are welcome!

6 hours ago, Globin4060 said:

Richard the 2nd died in the night of the 29th of September in 1272 at the age of 49 because of his fiever.

This is a sad moment for the Empire...


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Richard III felt weird to be the new king of a big empire. But he knew that it was his duty to do the best for his country.



Denmark, Thurinigia, Baden and the British Empire signed a peace treaty on the 6th of October in 1272. Thurinigia got much land of Baden.

This was Richard III's first action in his reign.



Aquileia asked for peace in the war against France and the British Empire. Richard accepted but France didn't, so the war continued. 



Richard also began preparing a war against Powhatan that involved about 8500 British troops.



The British Empire declared war on Powhatan on the 19th of October in 1273. 3500 troops from the north and 5000 from the south advanced into the enemy territory.



Also the plague began to spread in the southern North American British colonies.



Current Situation of the British Empire



Over 1100 troops landed on the 1st of November on the coastlines of the Powhatan territory in West Africa.

The landings were successful and the British Empire was able to conquer all of Powhatan.



The peace treaty on Richmond was signed on the 17th of February in 1275. Powahatan became a colonie of the British Empire and lost its sovereign status.

Now, the British Empire had its first colony in Africa (except the province south of Gibraltar).

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Richard ordered to set up an army against Mahican to conquer them. His plan was to expand the British colonies in the north of their current location.


On the 12th of April in 1275, the British Empire declared war on Mahican. The war was short and easy and Mahican got a British colony.



Tiwanaku finally signed a peace treaty 2 months later and their North American territories became British colonies.


Richard was very interested in the territory of Iroquois.


He began setting up a large army to be able to defeat them.

The campaigns of his father showed that native countries in America have normally a larger army than European countries.



The British Empire declared war on Iroquois involving about 18'000 British troops. All were recruited in the British colonies.



Iroquois was very strong and because of that, Richard ordered to deploy even more troops to compensate the killed British troops.



He also decided to call all his vassals and France to war to make sure the British colonies are safe.

Richard made this decision because he wasn't sure if Iroquois had even more troops somewhere.



But still, the British Empire was able to push back the enemy troops without the help of other countries.

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The British Empire also colonised some unsettled land near the ongoing war.



Meanwhile, Wichita surprisingly declared war on the British Empire on the 24th of September in 1277.



The British Empire had to recruit more troops in the region to defend their land.

Although there were 2000 new recruited British troops and 1000 British troops coming from the east, Wichita was able to conquer some provinces from the British Empire.



The British Empire tried to make peace with Iroquois, but Portugal found out that they had even more land in the south somewhere, so Portugal didn't accept any peace proposals from the British Empire.

Richard was very angry because the land from Iroquois the British Empire conquered, got more and more unstable as long as no peace treaty was made.



Meanwhile, the British troops were able to get the advantage in the war against Wichita. 



The peace treaty of Waco was signed on the 28th of March in 1278. Wichita became a vassal of the British Empire.


The glorious British Empire, 21st of May in 1278:



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Afternoon, 2nd of June in 1278:

Richard III has invited some important guests for dinner. Among them are his wife, his brother Charles and his highest officer Paul Borwik.

Everyone talked with eachother and there was a happy atmosphere. Paul made a little joke and everyone laughed. Even Charles was laughing, what he usually does not do.

Then, the servants brought the delicous food into the hall. There was appetizing meat, colourful vegetables and much much more.

Richard lifted his glass and said: "I don't want to say much. May it taste delicious for you. Cheers!"

"Cheers, my dear brother!" Charles said.

Everyone took a sip and sat down again. Suddenly, Richard began sweating and trembling. White foam came out of his mouth and he fell to the ground. The servants tried to get a doctor but it was too late. Richard III was poisoned, he was dead.

Richard's wife was screaming and all men were shocked. Except for Charles, he was smiling.

Some people understood what just happened but they were afraid to say something against Charles, because he will get the most powerful person on earth now.



Charles the 2nd was coronated on the 11th of June in 1278 also in the Westminster Abbey.

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------ 1 month later... ------


Charles' first order was to increase the taxes a lot and to set the spendings for technology to a minimum.

He also began recruiting thousands of new troops to make the British army larger.



Charles ordered to annex his vassals, starting with Norway.

The former rulers of the British vassals got arrested and imprisoned by the order Charles.



He also ordered to assimilate the new annexed British land.

At this point, the British people began being unhappy.



After the last British vassal Portugal was annexed, Charles began sending the British army to the border of France.

In his eyes, France was rightfully British land. Many British people were living there and he tought that France treated the British troops badly in the last wars.



Charles kicked France out of their alliance on the 9th of September in 1280.

The diplomatic relations between France and the British Empire got worse every day.



Some other countries in Europe declared war on the British Empire to set an end to this. Charles was furious about that and he began recruiting troops in the region.



The British empire declared war on France on the 25th of November in 1280. About 50'000 British troops attacked them.



The British Empire was successful in the war against France but more and more countries began to declare war on the British Empire.

Also the British people and the people of the former vassals of the British Empire began to get angry because of the immeasurable taxes and the unacceptable situation.

The inhabitants of London stormed the royal palace with the help of a part of the British army, but Charles was able to flee with some royal guards.

In Charles' eyes, this was not his fault. It was the fault of people who didn't followed his orders and the spoiled British people.

Everywhere in the Empire, revolts appeared. The British Empire wasn't able to defeat all of them and they had to retreat. The Empire broke apart and many new kingdoms and countries got free.

Charles lost everything and went into exile in an unknown foreign country.



Also, a civil war in France broke out between the royal House of Cognac (big part/yellow) and the House of Sierre (small part/south) supported by the papal states.



The free United States of America were founded.


Final quote:

"It can take you 24 episodes to build up an empire, but only one to destroy it."


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That was the last episode of this story. I had a lot of fun writing it. Of course I hope you liked it too.

It was certainly not my last story and I'm currently searching a new country for my next story.

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