Here are some one liners...
The Old Zürich War -- The French have found a way to get rid of their worst mercenaries... have them attack Zurich! Zurich is in a succession fight with the other cantons. This war will eventually convince the Swiss cantons that they must all hang together or they will all hang separately.
The Lagos Slave Market -- The first slave market opens. I also talk about the Black Death, labor shortages and the USA illegal alien problem. No... illegal aliens are not slaves but the reason the Portuguese are bringing back slaves is due to need for cheaper labor.