The period of history covered by the game, Cossacks: European Wars,
is one of the most fascinating and influential in history. It was
not only Europe that was affected by the events of 1500-1799, but
the entire world. That is why this period in history interests so
many, that is why these articles have been written for your enjoyment.
Angel Socrateius has provided many of the game articles, which
are excellent. Angel Reckless Rodent and myself have compiled the
articles pertaining to the history of the civilizations found in
the game. We have put a great deal of time and effort into the writing
and production of these articles.
These civilization overviews are just that, overviews. They are
not an all-encompassing, in-depth, Oxford essay on the history of
a particular nation. They were written with simplicity, consiceness,
and ease of reading in mind. They are meant to give you a taste
of the civilization's history from 1500-1799. Certain names and
events and places you may notice are not mentioned, do not feel
that they have been forgotten. I am more aware than most would guess
as to what has been left in and left out of these articles, but
I remind you again, that these were written with simplicity and
briefness in mind. One could easily write an entire book, five hundred
pages, on the Thirty Years' War or the history of the Kingdom of
Hungary from 1500-1799. However, writing a book would not only be
a laborous overkill, it would be silly quite frankly. Angel Reckless
Rodent and I have had the task of slicing and dicing these events,
reducing volumes of information into some brief, yet informative
paragraphs. I hope you will appreciate this.
We are open to any suggestions, additions, or corrections you would
care to point out. We request you send this via email. You can reach
me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am grateful to those who have sent me emails already.
I hope you learn and enjoy these articles.