Hawaiian Response to British Expansion
Due to the increase threat of the British Empire expanding, the Hawaiian king decided to cut economic, military, special privileges, and diplomatic ties to the United Kingdom. The Hawaiian government now sees the British as their greatest threat to sovereignty. The government has given a 12 month months notice for British missionaries/priests, British diplomats, British military officers, and British business men that focus on crop production out of any territory owned by the nation of Hawaii. Hawaiian diplomates in the United Kingdom also will be removed from any British owned territory. The Hawaiian government will also return any military equipment that the United Kingdom loaned to Hawaii. Finally, Hawaii announces that it does not condemn the British retaking it's old colonies back, and sees it as a violation to the civilized world, which Hawaii is becoming a part of.
Around the nation, a state of emergency... a potential violent conflict on the hands of the Cascadian people. Much has been done around the nation. Major ports, like Sietl and Vankuverea, Pyotr too, have been loaded with canons aimed towards the sea, manned 24/7. Encouragement to recruit in the army, as well as potential talks of conscription, have been going around. A build up around the boundaries of Cascadia, including the border with Louisiana has been noticed. Thousands of Cascadian soldiers armed with muskets arrive to protect glorious Cascadia. Though, it is purely defensive. It seems that there is no chance that the Cascadian military will be able to meddle in anti-colonial affairs, despite their willingness to do so. After putting themselves in this situation, it seems the most they can do is protect their land.
For many years the Prussian navy had consisted of several ships from the former Brandenburg navy which was good enough to defend the merchant fleets and engage in coastal defence. They kept them up to date over the years doing many refittings as the march of time continued. During the budget meeting in December Fredrick William III proposed the creation of newer vessels. Frigates were all well and good but if Prussia was to catch up to the likes of the Norwegians and the British new ships would both have to be bought and built.
Most of the officers of the court argued that a navy would not serve well as their well honed army. However Admiral Frederic Von Eckstine argued that without a navy what good was an army without landing and coastal bombardment capabilities. The Generals and other officers of the army agreed on that point and agreed to take less of a budget for 1821. With that settled other budget needs were addressed such as road improvement as well as more funding for education and an expedition to africa. The expedition would both be one for science among other things.
After the meeting orders were placed for the shipyards to begin construction of a seventy four gun ship of the line, three thirty eight gun frigates, and a sloop for running messages and coastal defence. A letter was also drafted and sent by ship to England via the Prussian Sloop Rhinelander. The letter to the British Monarch asked if the British had any ships they would be willing to sell to Prussia.
Meanwhile the factories of Prussia churned to make guns for these mighty vessels that would be built. Meanwhile the army used part of it's funding to equip more units with 1810 Neue Korps-Jägerbüchse rifles which could be fitted with a bayonet, a great change from earlier models. For now these rifles were begin given to sharpshooters and skirmisher units like the Jaegers. The dragoons were given more of the 1811 Kavalleriebüchse. The all around favored musket by the army was still the Potsdam musket though that would more than likely change as the years went on.
Updates, Colonial re-acquisition.
While Talks have been getting set up more Troops have been striving.
A fleet of merchant men, arrives delivering 5 thousand men to each group.
The regiments involved are: (New York) 5th Regiment of Foot (2 Battalions), 7th (Royal Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot (3).
(Boston) Royal North British Fusiliers (2), 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot (3).
Talks from the new men have spread among the ranks, cannon will be coming in the next fleet.
Norway had completed many fortification projects in recent months, there was first the creation of a wall around Oslo (although the wall was far from the city because the king planned to enlarge the city massively to make it a major capital of europe) the fortification of military port and their expansion (Oslo, kristiansand, Stavanger, Bergen, Alesund, Trondheim, Narvik, Kirkenes) and the creation of new ones (Larvik, Arendal, Mosjoen and in the places recently integrated in norway Severomosk and Longyearbyen) the creation of fort generally involved the fortification of an island which was in the middle of the maritime access to the city (for example the island of oscarsborg for oslo which allows to bombard any ennemy ship entering the oslofjord) and there was of course the expansion of the Norwegian fleet. Norway also installed fortresses protecting the bridges that allowed to cross the Glomma river. Since war is approaching in scandinavia a lot of people migrate from sweden to neutral Norway
May the peace hold
The UK and UFC have agreed to an Nonaggression pact for 5 years. The officials of the UFC hope this peace will last longer and that the United Kingdom and United Federation of Columbia will be able to work out their differences.
National Treasure: Stone of Secrets
An urgent dispatch has arrived in the Royal Mail Building in Valletta, British Malta, postmarked for the Director of the British Museum in London. Contained in it is a petition by several leading Islamic academics at Al-Azhar university in Cairo, requesting the Rosetta Stone be returned to Egypt, in return for which the university will allow scholars from Britain to study the Stone through the university's proposed first secular path of study, ancient Egyptian history. The scholars believe it to be in the best interests of all parties, the Stone would return home and British scholars and archaeologists would have a base from which to conduct field studies and carry out research without the thousands of kilometres of travel needed to reach Giza from London. As the letter slowly makes its way to London, the academics eagerly await a response and begin to make preparations for the stones return.
In exchange for the precious stones return, access to historical sites in Egypt must be available to approved British citizens.
Past that the terms are acceptable.
Best 3 out of 5
The Confederates begin arming the Forts around Charleston. 5 Confederate frigates patrol the area. The Confederates offer to talk to UK officials.
In the Beginning
23:00, the British fleet silently slides into station off of Sullivan's island, 19,000 men and 2,000 cavalry sit in hushed excitement. By 23:30 troops are in boats headed to the western side.
The mostly uninhabited isle is dark save for the fort watching to the east.
By 03:00 all men have landed, the Cavalry and 5,000 men are kept in reserve.
The men work their way to the back of the fort, staying just outside the low swamps on the northern side of the island.
06:30, first light graces the cold morning. Bringing with it some southern warmth.
06:45, the Immediate surrender of Fort Moultrie is ordered. The men inside were outnumbered 14:1 and could see ships of the line on the horizon.
Fort Moultrie does not respond. Across the bay fort Johnson begin setting up major naval artillery
7:00, The attack on Moultrie begins, a forlorn hope is chosen, 500 men run with ladders. Behind them the full force follows, ladders manage to get placed and men charge up to the ramparts.
By 8:30 the battle was over, the fort taken. The men of the Forlorn hope were mostly wiped out. But the fort was taken.
National Treasure: Stone of Secrets II
Backed by the Egyptian government, the academics of Al-Azhar University have accepted the British plan, on the condition that to access Egyptian historical sites, British citizens must submit an application to the Egyptian government. Preparations have been made to store the Stone in a secure location on the campus, and offers have been extended to leading academics to help establish the Egyptology program at the university.
Promises of Reform
The newly incumbent President Joshua Tan has officially begun the process of legitimising several new reforms — including rampant industrialisation. According to Joshua Tan, he plans to 'westernise' the republic by strengthening Melaka-Singapura's relations, particularly with the colonial powers of Britain and The Netherlands. In a controversial move, Joshua Tan relinquished the nation's claim on its historical capital, Malacca, and has undertook a series of actions in an attempt to bolster Britain's support for the asian republic.
Some of these include:
Official name change to the Confederation of Malaya
The Anglicising of Singapura, into Singapore.
As for the dutch, already 17 businesses have been set up in Singapore, with the Malayan government hoping for that figure to rise to about 100 husinesses by 1830. Singapore, now reestablished as the central hub for trading in Asia, is now preparing for a major population boom, many referring to it now as "The Garden City", for its blooming wildlife and rapidly growing urban centers.
10:00: a small force of 4,000 soldiers with and additional 8,000 militia men set up defenses near mount pleasant.
10:20: Castle Pinckney is sent reinforcements.
10:40: reinforcements arrive at Castle Pinckney.
11:30 Reinforcements are unloaded.
Then British Museum packs the stone, along with a few more minor, and minimally studied artifacts Into a crate, and sends it on the way.
By 12:00 the guns of Moltrie spoke once again, this time shot by british gunners. The shots soared over the channel, striking Fort Johnston. Picket lines were formed around Moltrie, and the british dug in.
Fort Johnson responds with its own fire, striking Fort Moltrie.
With Johnson's guns turned to Moltrie the fleet moves in. Heavy 68 pounder long guns spit flame towards the embattled fort. The fleet stays clear of the channel to give Moltrie a clear shot, and to stay away from Pickney.
The british Tars worked hard under the now beaming sun. Their cannon booming in the clear spring day.
Johnson fort responds with its 68 and 42 pounders on the fleet, tearing into them. Meanwhile a fresh force of 5,000 soldiers marches into mt pleasent from the north.. Confederate privateers begin to harass the british ships in the Atlantic.
Fleet group 1 (in charleston) pulls back to lick their wounds, damage was moderate, but it takes a damn lot to stop a ship in her majesty's service.
The lighter Frigates easily shatter the Confederate privateers out at sea. Their heavier hulls cutting the waves rather than going over them. The larger fleet ships are able to shatter the thin masts with chasers and board Privateers. The 8 gun schooner, Swallow, and her sister ship the Rose were taken as prizes.
9 pound shot is quite adiquate against confederate ships, the Admiral remarks.
Moltrie now fires on Johnson unchecked, after 3 hours of sustained fire both forts begin to run low on ammo.
Minimal losses are take on both sides, save for a British held cannon cooking off due to heat.
Fort Johnson Take this moment to let it cannons cool and to request resupply