|Modern III - Infotext|
III by Ricardo Moraes
converted for Realpolitik by René Krokowski and Frank Bacher
This is a variant of Modern Diplomacy II by Vincent Mous
2 center powers:
Britain (B), Egypt (E), France (F), Germany (G), Italy (I), Poland (P), Spain
Turkey (T), Ukraine (U)
3 center power: Russia (R)
Starting positions (Spring 1994):
Britain (B): F
Edi, F Lon
Egypt (E): F Ale, A Cai
France (F): A Par, F Mar
Germany (G): F Ham, A Ber
Italy (I): A Rom, F Ven
Poland (P): F Gda, A War
Russia (R): A Mos, A Ros, F Stp
Spain (S): A Mad, F Bar
Turkey (T): F Ank, A Ist
Ukraine (U): A Kie, F Sev
21 home centers + 24 neutral = 45 total centers. 23 needed to win.
The game starts
at Spring 1994, succeed by Autumn 1994, Spring 1995 and so on, in two-season
cycles per year.
Differences from original Modern Diplomacy:
All powers owns only two home centers (exception: Russia owns three).
All powers are
divided in a number of territories equals to three times its home centers (nine
territories in case of Russia, six territories for anybody else). This condition implied in some
territories adjustment: Ast (Spain), Sid (Egypt), Tre (Turkey) and Lod (Poland) were created, while
Auv (France), Tus (Italy) and Gor (Russia) were deleted.
The supply centers
in small geographical features were deleted (Monaco and Gibraltar), and its
territories were absorbed by Mar (France) and And (Spain), respectively.
All internal boundaries
in neutral countries were excluded. So Algeria and Norway now form entire
countries (Western Sahara and Laponia were deleted).
Caspian Sea is
unreachable, hence Iran have just south coast. The original Rostov channel into
Caspian Sea don't exist in this variant.
Some minor drawing
adjustments were made in map, specially in southern Jordanian border (now it
touches RED clearly) and ARC-Ice frontiers.