WI the kingdom how to get rid of the redness of acne scars of Knut the great had not fallen apart Page 5 Alternate History Discussion

The knights order of the sacred virgin was founded during how to get rid of the redness of acne scars the second crusade in the middle east. Most of it´s members were fanatical christians and soldiers. Later on they were used as mercenaries by hungarians and how to get rid of the redness of acne scars poles, giving them experience, money and power. Both the hungarians and the poles found the knights a how to get rid of the redness of acne scars bit too power hungry and after their use they threw how to get rid of the redness of acne scars them out of their countries as the knights had been how to get rid of the redness of acne scars getting a little too comfortable in the lands they were how to get rid of the redness of acne scars granted.

In 1215 godwyn II needed soldiers for the war he how to get rid of the redness of acne scars was fighting in sweden. He granted the knights order land in scania and they how to get rid of the redness of acne scars threw in their lot. In 1221-1226 the knight order went on a crusade to lithuania how to get rid of the redness of acne scars with king godwyn and gained more money and subsequently more how to get rid of the redness of acne scars power. After the crusades, godwyn made stephen the head of the knights order, a warrior and a priest, the jarl of lithuania.

But the knights didn´t remain loyal too the king of the anglodanish union how to get rid of the redness of acne scars rather than to any other king they had served. By the beginning of 1230s they had started a war how to get rid of the redness of acne scars again in sweden without asking for neither the kings nor how to get rid of the redness of acne scars the church blessings. By 1239 the knights had conquered all of that day´s sweden and had started eradicate the orthodox christian sects how to get rid of the redness of acne scars that were in the country.

The knights were considered the best soldiers of europe at how to get rid of the redness of acne scars that time, and in 1241 they had conquered gotland and invaded finland how to get rid of the redness of acne scars as well. This brought the kingdom of novogorod to seek protection from how to get rid of the redness of acne scars yesugei a mongol khan that had conquered kiev few years how to get rid of the redness of acne scars earlier. The knights were thrown out of novogorod and estonia being how to get rid of the redness of acne scars no match for the mongols, and a few years later gotland was claimed by the how to get rid of the redness of acne scars dantzig league. Finland repelled it´s invaders too and the knights that had almost conquered how to get rid of the redness of acne scars the entire baltic region were bound to sweden.

By 1260s the knights order itself had changed a lot how to get rid of the redness of acne scars from when it was founded. It´s organisation held more than mere soldiers, but also an ecclestical hierarchy, merchants and statesmen. The mongol invasion severed their ties with the catholic church, and the order which had been drifting dangerously close into how to get rid of the redness of acne scars heretic thinking finally severed itself from mainstream catholicism. (in fact in 1250 they had been close to being how to get rid of the redness of acne scars condemned by the pope).

First of all they went by the bible and refused how to get rid of the redness of acne scars to eat shellfish and fruits. Secondly they didn´t allowe their men the consumption of alcohol. Thirdly the order was by 1250 convinced that only faith how to get rid of the redness of acne scars can save. Ironically, they had been killing people in sweden for that heresy how to get rid of the redness of acne scars twenty years earlier.

When the pope lost a lot of his authority and how to get rid of the redness of acne scars ties in north europe because of the invasion, the majority of the knights just thought good riddance and how to get rid of the redness of acne scars founded their own papacy. They waged a war with norway, england, denmark and the dantzig union in the 1270s to spread how to get rid of the redness of acne scars their thinking but were again bounded to sweden. That caused them to be more isolationistic in thinking and how to get rid of the redness of acne scars so they started concentrating on their home area.

In the fourteenth century sweden was plagued by famines, black death and religious fanaticism. The knights blamed witches for the bubonic plague, and thousands of men and women paid with their lives how to get rid of the redness of acne scars for it. Many were also stoned to death for homosexuality, bestiality and lack of faith. Paranoia seems to have become widespread throughout the country, and in 1330 the high council of the order banned how to get rid of the redness of acne scars foreign visitors in the country outside of naval ports.

All old pagan names were to be changed and biblical how to get rid of the redness of acne scars names be taken instead. Thorvaldur, toste, knut, erik, sven, estrid, gudrun became illegal and people had to adopt biblical names how to get rid of the redness of acne scars such as: johannes, jakob, rut, esther and so on. It went as far that, even placenames were changed in someplaces.

But if you think the swedes had to suffer under how to get rid of the redness of acne scars the rule of the black cross then you should take how to get rid of the redness of acne scars a look at the sami. After 1350 the focus went from south and middle sweden how to get rid of the redness of acne scars towards the north. The poor sami´s were almost eradicated completely in genocides, their language was killed and their religion exterminated.

1309: the first settlers arrive to vinland.(OTL, newfoundland) at this point in time england and denmark could barely how to get rid of the redness of acne scars hold up their population as it had grown steadily from how to get rid of the redness of acne scars the year 1000. Most of europe faces similar population problems, and the mass of immigrants to england during the mongol how to get rid of the redness of acne scars invasion didn’t help out. Edwyn II therefore supported a great number of german immigrants how to get rid of the redness of acne scars in building a ship and sailing towards magnia.

1311: jamuka the wise dies. His three sons divide the empire between themselves. Ortuga the youngest takes the land in the east, the land of rus and novogorod. Temujin the middle brother takes poland and most of lithuania how to get rid of the redness of acne scars and hungary. Kublai the oldest took the west, the german states, plus the kingdom of france and denmark.

The battle of lorraine ends with victory for kublai. Henry IV pleads with the khan for peace, offering him ridiculous amounts of gold. Kublai won´t settle for anything less than henry´s head which henry is very reluctant to give. Fear spreads through france, as everyone knows the mongol revenge will be terrible for how to get rid of the redness of acne scars the people of france. The war continues… this time though the mongols aren´t having an easy time defeating the french, the french have learnt more on how to fight them how to get rid of the redness of acne scars and the strategies of the invaders aren´t that superior this time. The war drags on.

1315: heavy rain ruins crops in europe and a famine becomes how to get rid of the redness of acne scars widespread. The population of europe was peaking at the time and how to get rid of the redness of acne scars the land barely able to sustain it. When the crops fail it results in the death of how to get rid of the redness of acne scars thousands all over europe, from scotland down to greece.

The heavy rain also has an effect on the mongols, the bows used by kublai´s cavalry in france are ruined on the eve of how to get rid of the redness of acne scars a battle and the french spearmen are victorious. Not only that but a huge portion of the army how to get rid of the redness of acne scars gets stuck in swamplands in flanders and are slaughtered by how to get rid of the redness of acne scars henry´s armies.

1318: the heavy rainweather in europe ends this year and there how to get rid of the redness of acne scars are no famines. Yet settlers continue to arrive from england and denmark to how to get rid of the redness of acne scars the new world, and a peasant rebellion spreads through all of germany, killing all they can find of turkic origin.

When news of this reach the court in crackow, the mongols are enraged. Ortuga has to deal with this and goes with a how to get rid of the redness of acne scars great army into germany. Land is burned, pillaged and sacked, and so the only peasants in europe that still have how to get rid of the redness of acne scars to deal with hunger are germans.

1319: the settlement new london is founded. (ironically in the same place as OTL new york). This is though the end of mass movement from the how to get rid of the redness of acne scars anglodanish union for now. The population has stabilized, and there is now enough land and food to sustain how to get rid of the redness of acne scars the population.

1320: ortuga sends a message to henry IV, demanding he pay taxes to him like he did to how to get rid of the redness of acne scars his father. Henry IV feels very confident and sends a messenger to how to get rid of the redness of acne scars edwyn II asking for help. Edwyn II which still officially holds the title duke of how to get rid of the redness of acne scars denmark and pays tribute to the emperor, isn´t interested in going to a war with ortuga.

Cian the explorer sails out from dublin. The irish also have had problems with overpopulation and suffered how to get rid of the redness of acne scars from famine in 1315, and so naturally are interested in settling other places and how to get rid of the redness of acne scars get rid of landless people. Cian comes to magnia on an english ship bought by how to get rid of the redness of acne scars the king of ireland. A year later the first irish settlement in the new how to get rid of the redness of acne scars world is founded. New ireland. Eirinn úrma is located more to the south than the how to get rid of the redness of acne scars anglodanish settlements. Over the next twenty years more settlers will come and how to get rid of the redness of acne scars by 1340 the population would surpass 20,000 making it the most populous white magnian settlement in how to get rid of the redness of acne scars the new world.

1324: the dantzig league opens up their first kontor in the how to get rid of the redness of acne scars new world, in the town arhus in vinland. They start shipping lumber and fish from the new world. The dantzig league now has a kontor in york, london, bergen, haroldsburgh, heidaby, visby, uppsala, tallin, novogorod, turku, dublin, flanders, and of course all major polish and german cities in how to get rid of the redness of acne scars north europe.

1325: the war between ortuga and henry IV ends and they how to get rid of the redness of acne scars agree on permanent borders between their empires. However henry also promises to pay him taxes, only a little lower amount than originally. A lot of land has been destroyed in flanders and how to get rid of the redness of acne scars frisia and the jews are blamed for being collaborators with how to get rid of the redness of acne scars the “huns”. Jews flee persecution and into germany.

1326: saint katherina which turns eighteen years old that year starts how to get rid of the redness of acne scars hearing voices in her head. She´s in severe doubt whether angels or demons are whispering how to get rid of the redness of acne scars in her ear at first but at last she becomes how to get rid of the redness of acne scars convinced that it is gabriel the archangel which is talking how to get rid of the redness of acne scars to her. The voices tell her that god has chosen her to how to get rid of the redness of acne scars liberate germany from the mongols.

1327: charles I becomes king of france after his father´s death. A few days before his coronation in rheims young catherina how to get rid of the redness of acne scars arrives to munich* in bavaria after having walked barefoot brandenburg. She seems to be a delirious mad woman and of how to get rid of the redness of acne scars course she is not allowed to speak to the lord how to get rid of the redness of acne scars of bavaria, conrad welf. She makes several strange statements such as: the king of france is dead, now only conrad can liberate europe.

She lives as a beggar and waits outside the castle how to get rid of the redness of acne scars of conrad for a while and soon she´s proven right about a lot. The news of henry´s IV death reach munich, soon after that conrad´s son gets sick and a cousin of emperor jamuka, yesugei, plunders lübeck because of rumors that the citizens of the how to get rid of the redness of acne scars city were preparing a rebellion.

Soon the word of her predictions reach conrad which asks how to get rid of the redness of acne scars to see her. He asks her to try to heal her son. She goes to see him and one day later the how to get rid of the redness of acne scars boy is well. Conrad then asks why she wanted to see him. She tells him god has decided that his blood shall how to get rid of the redness of acne scars be the blood of those who will rule germany. She tells him that she can see he is a how to get rid of the redness of acne scars devout christian and one willing to do the bidding of how to get rid of the redness of acne scars god.

Conrad isn´t all to willing though to lend her an army how to get rid of the redness of acne scars to fight the huns. He realizes his chances would be small, and makes her take several tests to prove her honesty. Many experts are called to determine whether or not she´s a virgin and several priests ask her deep theological how to get rid of the redness of acne scars questions to find out whether god could be speaking through how to get rid of the redness of acne scars the girl, or if it´s the devil.

1328: jamuka´s court is short of money. Silk, and spices have been brought from china and india along how to get rid of the redness of acne scars with several other luxurious items which have taken a toll how to get rid of the redness of acne scars on the royal coffers. Jamuka knew no limits when it came to spending on how to get rid of the redness of acne scars parties and buildings. The young inexperienced king sees no other way but to how to get rid of the redness of acne scars raise taxes. He demands higher payments from germany and denmark.

Valdimar I refuses to pay those taxes and renounces the how to get rid of the redness of acne scars title duke of denmark, taking up instead king. He sends a message to france asking charles I to how to get rid of the redness of acne scars join him in a joint war against the wretched huns. Not so surprisingly charles decides to join valdimar, hoping to finally being able to gain some land back how to get rid of the redness of acne scars from the mongols.

1329: to everyone´s surprise jamuka II, despite being merely 17 years old, was a very good general. He met valdimar´s army of anglodanes not far from hedeby and crushed how to get rid of the redness of acne scars it with relative ease. The anglodanes hadn´t done a landwar for a long time and they how to get rid of the redness of acne scars were still lagging behind the ordu tactically speaking. Valdimar I agrees to pay double taxes after being captured how to get rid of the redness of acne scars and ransomed back.

Charles I had headed to luxembourg and was hailed as how to get rid of the redness of acne scars a liberator all over the duchy. When he met jamuka´s army centrally in germany he didn´t liberate anything at all. He was killed in the battle and his forces were how to get rid of the redness of acne scars scattered. After quelching all rebellions in north germany and putting men how to get rid of the redness of acne scars loyal to him as heads of various cities and counties how to get rid of the redness of acne scars he headed towards france.

Conrad had been one of those convinced the time was how to get rid of the redness of acne scars ripe and had finally given catherine the army she wanted. After hearing the news he stopped her army and asked how to get rid of the redness of acne scars her to return back to munich. It is to late though, for catherine´s generals are still convinced and when she says no, they say no as well, and so the army of conrad proceeds without him.

When jamuka arrived to france the french didn´t offer their usual resistance but surrendered once they heard how to get rid of the redness of acne scars the news of their king´s death. Humiliatingly jamuka makes one of his hunting dogs “the prince of france”. The french have just agreed to paying jamuka double taxes how to get rid of the redness of acne scars when news that cologne has been taken by a bavarian how to get rid of the redness of acne scars army reach the emperor´s ears.

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