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The Kingdom of Scotland

Starting Resource: 12
-- From Land: 8
-- From Trade: 4

Capital Territory: Edinburgh
Nation Class: Small

Total Starting Military
Infantry: 10
Cavalry: 3
Knights: 0
Artillery: 0
Generals: 1
Merchantmen: 1
Frigates: 0
Ships of the Line: 0

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The written history of Scotland essentially began with the arrival of the Roman Empire in southern Britain, when the Romans occupied what is now England and Wales and called it Britannia. To the north was territory not conquered by the Romans: Caledonia. Caledonia was peopled by the Picts, with the Gaels of Dal Riata in Argyll. Pictland became dominated by the Pictish sub-kingdom of Fortriu, but the Kingdom of Scotland is traditionally dated from 843, when Kenneth I of Scotland became King of the Picts and Scots.

In the centuries that followed Scotland was plagued by internal disunity, yet continued to expand to eventually include the bulk of the territory that is modern day Scotland. The critical year for the young kingdom was perhaps 1018, when Malcolm II defeated the Northumbrians at the Battle of Carham. In the 13th century after the nobles of the country sought English help to mediate the succession of the throne, England installed its own puppet king in Scotland and sought outright control of the kingdom. This led to the famous uprising by William Wallace and eventual complete independence for Scotland and the stabalizing of its government by the last 1300's.

Scotland begins the game as a minor country, though its defensive position in the north of the British Isles is a strong one. England is its on neighbor by land and stands to be its greatest threat or greatest ally. To grow Scotland into a great empire, eventually expansion beyond the British Isles will be neccessary.

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