A "Diplomatic" Victory

Dateline: Paris. Following the occupation of Munich and lightning attacks on Denmark, Holland, Naples, the Third Republic has accepted the unconditional surrender of the Deutsche Reich and the Ottman Empire.

The news, following twenty-four years of war, was all the more surprising as until minutes ago the world thought that the German Empire thought was a valued ally against the Turkish threat.

“Traitors! Frog-eating traitors!” angril declared Wilhelm II, exiled Kaiser of Germany, in his provisional capital of Warsaw. “I left my western front defenseless as I trusted the French. Hah! Trusted the French! Famous last words.”

Blue = Third Republic, Yellow = Ottoman Empire, White = Wilhelmine Rump State

Mehmid VI, last of the Sultans, more philosophical. “We were so close… so close. At one point during this long war we could have conquered the world… if we had acquired one additional industrial center. And several times were were only two major capitals away from such a victory. This very year we were in that situation . But such was not to be.”

Field Marshall tdaxp was magnimonious after the declaration of victory. “A thousand years of reparations against the enemies of La France!”

The Clamactic Final Month of War

Continued the Field Marshall, “Our conqeust was fought valiently. We were open in our intention to conquer Britain. We were delighted when the Italians, who attacked us without reason, fell to the avenging Turkish sword. For most of the war against the Turks, once they extended their sights even further, Germany behaved responsibly. True, they betrayed us about five times, but such is their Krautish nature.”

Suqsequent to next months March of the Fallen Empires, Marshall tdaxp will formally thank the DAIDE project, as well as Albert bot, for their tremendous work bringing hard, single-player diplomacy to the laptop screen. “Many have times. Only DAIDE, and Albert have succeed. Only those two except, of couse, for La France!”

4 thoughts on “A "Diplomatic" Victory”

  1. We welcome your honors, fair diplomat, and assures you our great Republics will always exist in perpetual friendship — but yours, of course, under the tutelage of La France! :p

    I've been a fan of diplomacy, and the Diplomatic Pouch [1], for years. Their magazine [2] is quite good, though most Diplomacy software takes some getting us to. 🙂 Fortunately, there's a good tutorial on the game up now. [3]

    I notice Catholicgauze linked to this post [4]…

    [1] http://www.diplom.org/
    [2] http://www.diplom.org/Zine/F2006M/
    [3] http://www.diplom.org/Zine/F2006M/Birsan/DP_F2006M_teaching_diplomacy.htm
    [3] http://catholicgauze.blogspot.com/2007/01/games-and-geography.html

  2. Purpleslog, I cleared out my cache (Tools | Clear Private Data) and everything still looks OK on my machine (same version as you). Try that and see if it helps. I am unable to reproduce that error on any machine.

  3. Purpleslog,

    Weird! The site looks fine to me in both Firefox 2 and IE 7 [1], and I've checked it on other machines with other operating systems, too.

    It's almost as if your computer isn't loading the white background [2] from the css file. [3] It sounds like a caching issue.

    [1] http://jimriverreport.com/tdaxp_upload/tdaxp_screenshot_md.jpg
    [2] http://www.blogspirit.com/graphics/design/preview/set5/01717f/content_rails.gif
    [3] http://www.tdaxp.com/style.css

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