The period of somewhat muddled chronology continues. I can’t quite figure out what war this post fits into. It seems that I’m at war with China, and that I feel I’m winning; but there doesn’t appear to be any connecting narrative. It must occur chronologically before the Fall of Rome post, since I refer to negotiations with the Greeks; in fact it may be the immediate precursor to that event, because I do vaguely recall a war in which the Greek player was very stubborn about negotiations, and was consequently sold out by his allies, who made a separate peace. It may have been this one, leading to Greece fighting Burgundy by itself.
It is in truth a rather disconnected, hanging-in-the-wind post, which I put up mainly for completeness and because some later posts do appear to refer back to this war.
I’m so pleased to see that the People’s Republic is approaching these negotiations in a realistic and constructive spirit. Let us hope that they may be concluded the same way.
Let me first note that Norway does, in fact, have both the industry and the manpower to match China’s fifty divisions every three months. However, we’ve neither the need nor the desire. China has run out of oil to move her motorised and mechanised forces; Norway’s war stocks remain ample. That means we can rip apart any particular Chinese army whenever we care to, and you can’t even run fast enough to get out of the way.
With that said, the occupation of East Asia would, at this time, present a slight logistical inconvenience; we are therefore prepared to continue to permit the Chinese government to maintain order in these territories until such time as we find it convenient to annex them. In the meanwhile, however, these are our demands for peace:
The Caucasus and Trans-Caucasus to Poland.
Siberia to Norway.
Java to Norway.
India to Britain.
We are also prepared to enter a peace with Greece, and request clarification from the Roman government on whether they wish to negotiate separately from the Chinese, together, or not at all.
For clarity of negotiations, these maps show the new borders:
Norway’s gains in Siberia:
The island of Java:
Polish borders in the Trans-Caucasus:
And restoration of the British Raj in India:
We trust these demands will be met swiftly.