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Mugshots from History - #8: UNITED KINGDOM

My whole life was dedicated to the equal rights movement for women to build a modern society. No measure was too radical for my goals. Therefore I sacrificed my own life for the cause, which is the reason why I did not experience WW1. Who am I? Reward 35.000 GM

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November 29, 2013

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Weapons in WWI
#2: Little Willie
Built as the first prototype of a war engine to cross a 5-foot trench, Britain’s ‘Little Willie’ was the first tank used in WW1. In order to overcome the deadlock in the stalemate of trench warfare in 1915, Britain aimed to realize an armored tracked land vehicle. The term ‘tank’ initially was used to disguise the actual intended nature of the vehicle. As an equivalent of the Royal Navy’s seaborne battleships, these ‘landships’ initially should transport soldiers across trench fare obstacles such as barbed wire and artillery craters. Later designs also added machine guns to the vehicle to attack enemy machine gunners and infantry.

Even though Little Willie had broken new ground for later development, it did not work out as intended to initially. His top speed at 2mph was slower than infantry on foot. Little Willie could not maneuver around trenches as necessary, and struggled in mud and uneven terrain. His technique already pioneered for later modern tanks: A two-wheeled attachment at the rear of the tank assisted to the steering – somehow similar to a ship’s rudder. In practice it turned out that breaking on one track side while accelerating on the other, steering became much easier. Little Willie was fitted with a 40mm field gun and a 7.7mm machine gun. Various gun mounting positions helped to cover blind spots. The birth of the tank era had come…


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November 27, 2013

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History on the Eve of WWI:
The German ban of Tango

The popularity of the Tango dance in Germany started with a prohibition. In 1913 German Emperor Wilhelm II banned the improper dance for officers in uniform. With that decision the Emperor pioneered for more conservative circles in Germany who objected to the Argentinian salon dance.
The emotional dance involved physical contact and originated from Argentinean quayside bars and brothels. This argumentation did not represent proper sophisticated Prussian culture; the Emperor was afraid of Prussian culture losing sovereignty within the German Empire. Taking drastic measures he banned all officers in uniform from dancing the lascivious dance in public.

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November 22, 2013

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Mugshots from History - #7: CHINA

My service for China started in the Qing Empire and my military career lasted more than 30 years. At a later state of my life warlords ruled in China and I introduced the first Chinese standard dollar coin in 1914 – with my portrait minted, of course. In my private life I had more than 30 children. Who am I? Reward 35.000 GM

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November 21, 2013

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Profitable Goldmark Investment (+30%)
to celebrate 95th anniversary of the End of WW1

Supremacy 1914 celebrates the 95th anniversary of the End of World War 1. Each purchase of Goldmark 32,000 is worth 42,000 during the next two days (starting Nov 18, 2013 16:00 to Nov 20, 2013 23:00 CEST).

In order to bolster your war efforts of your country, this means you get 30% more out of your in game currency. This is a profitable investment for the reconstruction of economy.
So do not hesitate to support your provinces.

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November 18, 2013

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Weapons in WWI
#1: French Camouflage

The French army of 1914 was a massive one; the infantry alone consisted of 173 regiments each of which had 3,000 – 4,000 men. By 31 December 1914, just 5 month after the war broke out; already 300,000 men had lost their life on the battlefield, almost one fifth of the entire war.

One reason was the French administration had only made one concession towards modern warfare. The easy to spot red hats of French infantry soldiers could be covered under a blue cover. Still each soldier wore bright red trousers and a blue coats. The very high French losses can be attributed to the high visibility of uniforms, but also to attacks in massed formations like in 19th century warfare. The French cuirassiers, the cavalry, still wore breastplates and plumed helmets almost similar to the Napoleonic period.

Quickly the administration realized the necessity of a general distribution of different uniforms, and the legendary horizon-blue coats appeared within the first quarter of 1915. The French army was also the first to introduce steel helmets for protection against shrapnel. The horizon blue uniform and the ‘Adrian’ helmet proved sufficiently more practical and remained unchanged until the end of World War I.

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November 17, 2013

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Espionage in WWI

The Supreme Court of the German Reich 100 years ago found mechanic Leo Erny guilty of treason to France. He got sentenced to 5 years of penitentiary. Fear of espionage caused mass hysteria in almost every country throughout World War I. In reality, however, special agents barely played any decisive role.
Propaganda campaigns raised the public’s attention towards enemy agents significantly and caused common paranoia of suspicion allover Europe. Due to a lack of precise information within propaganda, people started to look out for enemy spies by stereotyping and abstruse conspiracy theories filled with anti-Semitism, sexual resentments: In result, ridiculous deviations from the normal could cause an arrest. A French shop owner in Paris told in his window his accent is from a French province, not German. Badly dressed Prussian officers in France raised suspicion, too, since common sense was a perfectly dressed Prussian.
A more popular stereotype in military circles was Mata Hari, the incorporated myth of a voluptuous female spy. She was as legendary as the existence of a secret German army infiltrating the British society in disguise of waiters, hair dressers or tourists.

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November 13, 2013

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Churchill’s fleet moratorium

When 100 years ago the German administration did not respond to the British offer of a moratorium in ship building, First Lord of admiralty Winston Churchill announced the British Empire will continue building warships. Both countries were involved in a fast paced arms race that almost financially ruined each side. As a result from the development of dreadnought ships in England and Germany, Queen Elizabeth Class vessels and Bavaria Class warships became crucial symbol of national power.

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November 9, 2013

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Mugshots from History
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#6: RUSSIA

As a Russian general I served in several wars, including WW1, and got awarded with a variety of medals. Most of my popularity, however, originates from my role in the Russian Revolution. Who am I? Reward 35.000 GM

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November 8, 2013

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The Marine Convention
100 years ago a marine convention was held by the Triple Alliance (German Empire, the Austrian-Hungarian Empire and Italy). They agreed to share their naval forces in the Mediterranean Sea. Strategically, the Central Powers aimed to block the Russian fleet from operating outside the Black Sea.

When the war broke out in 1914, Italy did not support the alliance. Secretly they had started negotiations with England and France with regard to receive their best reward for Italy’s entrance of the war. In 1915 they switched sides and entered the war joining the Entente Alliance.

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November 3, 2013

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The Saverne Affair

The French province Alsace-Lorraine, 100 years ago was under occupation by the German Empire. When the Alsatians protested against the Prussian Infantry garrison, 19 year old 2nd Ltd. Forstner insulted them as ‘Wackens’. Following arbitrary acts of the military followed, in one of which finely dressed Forstner struck down a laughing shoemaker with his saber in order to defend the honor of the army and the empire.

Forster was sentenced to merely 43 days of arrest, but received large support within military circles. The affair led to a heated debate in the German Reichstag and protests in the entire German Empire. Within the Empire at that time a military aristocracy had large influence and Kaiser Wilhelm II. tried with all his might to resist the parliamentarizing process within the German Empire.

The affair noticeably affected the relationship between France and German Empire. The Alsatians and Lorrainers felt increasingly helpless at the mercy of arbitrariness of German military.

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November 1, 2013

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