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America: Home of the Brave

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Stories & Tales' started by TheNoob, May 22, 2016.

  1. TheNoob

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    Impeachment of President Bryan to Commence



    President Bryan speaking

    After a lengthy battle within the Congress, the vote for an impeachment had been passed by the vote of the vice president. It is a curious thing to have been passed, but it is said that President Bryan was pulling the strings of the VP like he would the strings of a marionette behind the scenes. Rumor started to cross the nation that President Bryan might not have even wanted to become president in the first place.

    The impeachment will thus start an investigation into President Bryan's pardoning of former ARU leader Eugene V. Debs, now a Congressman from Indiana after winning election, after he called for a strike of workers under the Pullman Company. The strike led to a mass obstruction of mail cars and led to violence all across the nation. Debs was arrested by the U.S. Army.

    Earlier this month President Bryan said that he would resign if an independent investigation yielded any unlawful action, regardless if the Senate voted to convict him or not. This led to mass confusion within the Congress and the public; why would anyone step down if they don't know if they can continue being President? No one truly knew what President Bryan was doing, but recent reports say that President Bryan has had multiple arguments with his staff and speechwriters.

    The investigation is expected to be a year-long investigation. Should Bryan step down, his VP, Arthur Sewall will finish the remainder of his term.​
     
  2. TheNoob

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    The 20th Century



    The investigation into the pardoning of Debs had concluded after a year of looking into every aspect of President Bryan's actions. The investigation had yielded that President Bryan had been bribing the ARU ever since the Pullman Strike; President Bryan told the ARU that he would give them subsidies and the pardoning of Eugene V. Debs (should he have been arrested) if they endorsed him for President and helped him win reelection.

    President Bryan's corruption had been revealed to the public and he was constantly hounded by reporters. This eventually led to him stepping down as President, and for his Vice President, Arthur Sewall to become President. He thus became the first sitting President to have resigned from the position.

    Bryan didn't give too many answers to questions asked by reporters about why he stepped down, but it was said that he didn't expect the investigation to discover his ties to the ARU. Bryan, disgraced, retired to his home in Tennessee.



    President Sewall didn't take long to take to his post, though. President Sewall immediately started training more troops throughout the country and gathered them near the northeast next to the Canadian border. Through reports from scouts sent out it was discovered that the city of Halifax had few fortifications, along with Toronto, but Montreal was stocked to the brim with troops.

    Sewall knew Montreal would be a fight, but he knew he could reclaim Halifax and Toronto.



    And thus, starting the Canadian-American War, President Sewall sent a formal declaration to Prime Minister John A. MacDonald of Canada. The Canadians appeared to be a bit smug and expected the Americans to be ill prepared, but troops had been trained ever since former President Grant.

    There was a big storm coming to the North.



    President Sewall ordered a Cannon, two Minutemen, and a Grenadier to travel and bombard Halifax. The defenses were strong, but it wouldn't take long to bombard them down enough to take the city easily.



    Back on the home front, science was booming to help keep with the need for new military technology. One of the most important innovations was the creation of Steel. Factories all across the country started infusing carbon into iron they used to create more durable weapons and bullets to better fight wars with.

    Steel wasn't just used for weapons and war, though. Steel was also used to create things for entertainment, the economy, and travel. It is said the United States is now looking to find a way to create a more efficient way of transport to move troops and supplies across the country.




    After two years of bombardment, the city of Halifax fell easily into American hands. Halifax only had a Minuteman and Grenadier to defend its people, and the Americans lost no troops taking the city from the Canadians. With the new territory, President Sewall created the state of East Canada, which encompassed all of the new land gathered from taking Halifax.



    The city of Toronto appeared to be next in line to be taken by the United States. The city was defended by the same two battalions of Minutemen that had been stationed there all those years before when the city was still American. With all of the troops headed to Ontario to bombard and take the city, the Canadians have started to defend Montreal even more.

    It was the very start of the 20th century when President Sewall decided to step down as President. He felt that the American people should decide on a new president to lead the country into a hopefully new and prosperous century. Arthur Sewall never wanted to be President, perhaps even less than former President Bryan. He wished to serve 4 years and carry out the new laws passed by Congress, and that was all.

    With the rise of the Right in the Americas, the Election of 1900 is expected to be one of the most consequential in history.​
     
  3. Matthias I

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    Anton L. IV (UP-CA) offers the nomination to Eugene V. Debs.
     
  4. GreekAnalyzer

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    Congressman Smith agrees with the nomination of Eugene V. Debs.
    OOC: Vote for him, merely for nostalgia
     
  5. TheNoob

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    Congressman Ige thirds the nomination of Debs
     
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    Senator Philander Penrose wholeheartedly agrees with the nomination of Debs.
     
  7. CaterpillarKing

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    Senator Harrison Gould nominates Theodore Roosevelt for the Republican-Democratic Party.

    I would like to note that, while I don't agree with everything he says, he is the kind of backbone this country needs if it wants to expand.

    Those of you that support both Debs and war are contradicting yourself. Debs won't support war or even militancy of any kind, Roosevelt supports a strong military, however. And supports many of the reforms you guys support.

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  8. TrentonC

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    Senator Wilson seconds the nomination of Theodore Roosevelt.

    Debs is no fit for our nation's highest office. In this land we hold our politicians accountable, I could only imagine the stunts such a man would pull in office.
     
  9. Niccolo Edwards

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    The American people need an individual who knows and understands the law. An individual who is not tolerant of criminals. I nominate Alton B. Parker for the Republican-Democratic parties candidate. He is a trained lawyer, a member of the New York State Bar Association and has served as a judge on the Supreme Court of New York where he has become known for independently researching every case put before him. America needs a man like Alton to be providing his expertise in resolving disputes fairly and for the people.
     
  10. TheNoob

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    Theodore Roosevelt had defeated Alton B. Parker in a coin flip.

    Eugene V. Debs is the Unitarian Party's nominee without conflict.


    Election of 1900

    Spoiler :
    East Canada given 5 Electoral Votes


    Unitarian Party

    Eugene V. Debs



    Democratic-Republican Party

    Theodore Roosevelt



    Debs: 256 (East Canada)

    Roosevelt: 270




    The Election of 1900 was perhaps one of the most contested in the United States's recent history. The first conservative president in over a half of a century had won the presidency, and it was under the banner of the now unified Democratic-Republican Party. It was the newly founded Right fervor and unhappiness with the impeached former President Bryan that perhaps caused the change of a political spectrum within the country.

    Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt had won the election under a banner of a "Square Deal." Roosevelt's Square Deal caught fire with the citizens of the country, particularly the South and Northeast, giving him a large boost to win the presidency. Roosevelt's Square Deal was about the conservation of national resources, control of corporations, and consumer protection. It was a populist conservative ideology that appealed to many of the afflicted poor within the neglected areas of the country.

    Eugene V. Debs fared extremely well within the West and East, but failed miserably in the more rural areas of the Great Plains and South. Debs's popularity was marred after the scandal with former President Bryan and having been arrested. He was popular in the West because they had been under a Unitarian leadership for decades, and their newly founded cities had started to become very prosperous. It was because of this that these citizens found the Unitarian Party quite attractive.

    The Peace V. War campaign was over, with War having won after the passing of USA BACK. The Peace Campaign was quickly disbanded with the declaration of war on Canada's part, and many leaders were disgraced after the success the War campaign was having in recent years. President elect Roosevelt intends to bolster the American military and spread the borders beyond the size we have currently. Roosevelt has his eyes on taking more of Canada, continuing President Grant's quest to Alaska, and following with the Expand Our Borders Act to colonize Africa and Australia.

     
  11. CaterpillarKing

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    Finally, we have someone of character in the nation's highest office. I welcome Mr. Theodore Roosevelt to Washington D.C. as the leader of the United States. God bless America.

    -Senator Harrison Gould from Arkansas (I)
     
  12. TheNoob

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    The Rise of Roosevelt



    Within the first year of President Theodore Roosevelt's term as president, he had not done too much to escalate the war with Canada at first. During the early part of the year, he made sure that the economy would stay stable and that our cities would continue to handle themselves properly. In doing so, a business magnate named Cornelius Vanderbilt rose up the ladder to become one of the wealthiest men in New York City at the time.

    He poured most of his expenses into helping research into a better way of shipping goods, people, and units across the country, and he also poured money into shipping and exports. His business practices became known across the United States and the entire world. From that point on, he continued to invest in smaller companies, but told the federal government he would do whatever in New York City they asked him to do. He even offered to be taken to a far off city, if needed.



    Not too much longer after Vanderbilt, President Roosevelt started his campaign on the heavily fortified city of Montreal. The city had multiple cannons, cavalry, riflemen, and grenadiers protected its citizens, but Roosevelt felt he had an honest chance of taking back the rightful American state of Québec. These Canadian pansies don't know one thing about being free.

    He had his cannons break down the defenses and had a few cavalry weaken up the front lines. One cavalry unit was not able to retreat in time and was thus loss, but they were able to retreat to make way for further units to siege the capitol.



    As former President Sewall had predicted, the city of Toronto would easily fall into American grasp. It only took a few years of cannons bombarding the defenses, and Grenadiers and Minutemen quickly and effortlessly took down the two Minutemen defending the Canadian city.



    With that, President Roosevelt formally announced the return of the state of Ontario.



    On the front with Montreal, President Roosevelt's plans on taking the city appeared to be going quite smoothly; no cannon regiments lost, and Canadian troops were falling like flies. Of course, the battle would not go quite so smoothly further into the future when the troops started to become weak and weary, but this was certainly good to have plastered onto the newspapers at home.



    What with the Canadian-American War going quite smoothly, President Roosevelt looked overseas to promote conservatism among foreign nations to bolster both nations' economies. One of the most willing nations was the Ottoman Empire. The Ottomans were willing to send a hefty amount of gold and iron in exchange for a steady supply of Coal to be shipped to Istanbul (not Constantinople).

    Some smaller deals were remade and revised with other countries, such as Brazil and Spain. A small few were cancelled, but our economy was still going down a decent path. With recent economic and political successes, conservatism was growing within the public eye.




    It was the year 1904 when President Roosevelt formally announced to the American public that the once strong, northern nation of Canada had collapsed. After we lost many more regiments and finally took the city of Montreal, the loss of stability caused Canada to succumb to violence and state nationalism. From then on, their country no longer flew under a single flag and were protected by weak regiments in single cities.

    The state of Québec had returned under the American flag, and President Roosevelt asked Congress to decide whether to continue or end the war with Canada. They had reinstated the two states, but the war would have to wait for our troops to heal and recuperate to continue more land being taken. We would also have to train more troops after losing many Cavalry, Cannons, and Minutemen in the last few years of the battle.



    Later in 1904, days before President Roosevelt said he would end his term, one of the generals from the Battle of Montreal moved to Washington, D.C. to retire. His name was George Patton, who garnered the image of a great commander after he rehabilitated demoralized American troops in the Battle after more regiments started to be destroyed. With his strong words and effective leadership, the final regiments of Canadian Riflemen were taken down, and Montreal taken.

    President Roosevelt said he is considering asking to be nominated for a second term, but he would understand if the Congress nominated someone else to be his successor.​
     
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    The Congressman from Massachusetts shall nominate President Theodore Roosevelt for the Republican-Democratic ticket.
     
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    The Congressman from Georgia shall nominate Eugene V. Debs for the Unitarian ticket.
     
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    Congressman Marcus Ige of Hawaii seconds the nomination of Eugene V Debs
     
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    Congressman Marcus Ige of Hawaii proposes two bills, the National Market Act and the National Academy Act.

    National Market Act

    1. The great merchant Cornelius Vanderbilt shall settle in New York City and create a large, multinational market that will bring in more people and commerce

    Yea: 6

    Nay: 0

    Passed

    National Academy Act

    1. The great general George Patton shall settle in Washington, D.C. and start an academy so that new units will have more experience

    Yea: 6

    Nay: 0

    Passed
     
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    In regards to the National Market Act, the Congressman from Massachusetts shall vote Yea.
    In regards to the National Academy Act, the Congressman from Massachusetts shall vote Yea.
     
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    Senator Wilson of Illinois shall nominate Theodore Roosevelt for the Republican-Democratic ticket.

    In regards to both the National Market Act and National Academy Act, he votes Yea.
     
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    Congressman Smith votes Yea on both of the measures before Congress.
     
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    Senator Harrison Gould votes yea and yea on both initiatives. Gould supports the nomination of Theodore Roosevelt.
     

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