Discussion in 'Never Ending Stories' started by EQandcivfanatic, Apr 4, 2012.
Yeah, the meek only get to inherit the Earth.
Travis Jefferson hated being out on the streets of New York. He always felt so exposed. The seemingly never-ending array of flags that were not the Martial Glory reminded him that he was not in friendly territory. Some were the old Betsy Ross 20-state flag. Some were the flag of the First Republic right before the Second Revolution (simply called The Coup in New England). Regardless, while they were not illegal, they were taboo, and Travis had the very unsavory job of writing down the address of every building flying one.
Undoubtedly, someone would get suspicious. He remembered what happened to the old BIS agents in New York. Nearly all were dead. A few survived, and were unfortunate enough to be returned back. He heard the stories about them. Some were itching to go back and get revenge. Some committed suicide. Some didn't get the chance to commit suicide once they returned. They were killed right away.
Thankfully for Travis, he had documented the last building flying the marked flags, and was able to return to his apartment. He was hungry, after all was said and done, too. He entered a delicatessan and bought a deli sandwich. It was his favorite place to eat, and he himself was an awful cook, so he ate there frequently. While munching on the turkey, he thought to himself how long it might take until everything was good again.
He began to feel very sick. He tried to stand, but his legs collapsed underneath him. He tried saying, "water, water," and some even tried to help. But the deli manager said, "No! This is what collaborators against democracy get." As his sight darkened, all Travis saw was a bunch of staring faces.
So many staring faces...
OOC: Milarqui, you're going to feel quite vindicated once the update comes. I know what's coming in the update... and... well...
I am going to take the strongest of the Afrocom factions once the update is posted.
News from Europe
ELECTIONS IN BRITTANY. Nantes, Brittany. Elections in Brittany this year proved incredibly disruptive and divisive, as two key issues came to the forefront. The growing intimacy with the Franco-Burgundian Confederation and the overall global situation has led to a major shift in policies and ideals among the Breton people. The liberal Blaid Ryddfrydol have maintained a position of neutrality and relationships with all its neighbors, as well as passing friendship with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. The conservatives have offered new policies with the Plaid Geidwadol, suggesting closer ties with the Franco-Burgundian Confederation and a more active role in European politics. They have also called for military growth and development, hoping to defend their own national interests. The elections were highly divisive as anti-French sentiment remains fairly strong throughout Brittany, and has proven difficult to overcome. Regardless, the Plaid Geidwadol has emerged victorious in the elections, barely, but faces a highly divided and partisan legislature. (-1 Stability)
ELECTIONS IN THE CONFEDERATION. Paris, Franco-Burgundian Confederation. Elections have been held across the whole of the Franco-Burgundian Confederation this year. The elections are the first to be held since reforms were passed to help establish a more democratic regime and nation. The elections have been seen as a referendum on the reforms and ideas pushed forward by the liberal Septembrists over the past four years. The people have spoken, and nearly all of the newly created seats have gone to the Septembrists, while most of the older politicians have continued to keep their seats. The German Brotherhood's influence has clearly begun to wane in Burgundy, as the Septembrists elected have been those more trending towards reconciliation with the French population. The nation has kept the same leaders, and it appears that the people have voted to maintain the stability of government. There has been some growing disruption in the south however, as the elections were protested by the Italian population, hoping for joining with the new Italian nation. (+1 Stability)
PORTUGUESE ELECTIONS. Lisbon, Portugal. Elections have taken place in Portugal this year, as the Portuguese spoke for the government, as it has worked to justify its policy and regime. The conservative Lisbon Unity Party has worked on building up the navy and military overall in order to defend the nation from future invasion. Cooperation has also increased with Spain and other nations in the League of Continental Nations, fulfilling a more European role in global geopolitics. They have pledged to continue cooperation with the rest of Europe and the eventual restoration of the extended Portuguese empire. The elections proved fairly low key, and the Lisbon Unity Party has managed to maintain its holdings in the national legislature. Unfortunately they didn't gain any political ground, but they have managed to hold their position against the infringing threats of proletarism or liberalism.
ELECTIONS IN SPAIN. Madrid, Spain. The Spanish have held elections for the Imperial Congress this year, and they proved to be fairly erratic in their nation. Receiving immense criticisms for their failures since the last elections in 1907, and the loss of the Great War and resulting chaos, the conservative Comunión Tradicional Española came under severe threat. Their base of support was further eroded by the new Phoenix Party and a variety of authoritarian monarchist supporting families. These successor parties have not been nearly as successful at rallying opposition against the conservatives as the liberal Unión Liberal Española built up a substantial base against the old regime. The liberals have called for major imperial reforms and the establishment of new programs and support at home, providing new employment and funds to the masses. This has resonated with a substantial part of the populace, but not enough to secure a clear majority in the Imperial Congress. They have managed to establish a ruling coalition with the less successful moderate parties, but remain highly opposed in their activities from the other groups in Congress. (-1 Stability)
ICELANDIC LIBERTY PARTY FORMED. Reykjavik, Denmark. The government of Denmark has begun to face a new challenge on the home front as the Icelandic people have begun to move against Danish colonial rule. The recent policy choices and de facto alliance with the Russian Empire has rubbed the Icelandic people the wrong way. They have access to far more international information than those in Denmark, and have a more accurate perception of the atrocities which took place in Prussia. Therefore over the past couple of years, a full opposition has developed against Danish policies and have thus created a more nationalist movement against Denmark. The new Icelandic Liberty Party has become a regional political movement, calling for domestic and foreign autonomy for Iceland and the establishment of a free nation. The Danes have convened an emergency session of Parliament, to determine the fate of this new party, and most analysts believe that it will be declared illegal before the next elections. (-1 Stability in Iceland)
THE UNIFICATION OF GERMANY. Munich, Germany. At long last a unified German state has been formed in Europe, as the Austrians and Brandenburgers have led the movement to create the new German Federation, known commonly internationally as Germany. The positions of King of Austria and King of Brandenburg have remained intact, but the current king of Austria has been elevated to the position of Emperor of Germany. Austria and Brandenburg were joined early in their efforts as the people of Pomerania voted in a referendum calling for unification. The legislatures have all been combined together with the same number of seats, bringing the German Brotherhood into political control over the new nation. Some promise has been made of eventual reform of the seating system in order to better take into account the population distribution. The new nation has at last been forged together, establishing a new great power in Europe, to the consternation of most of the neighbors to the new German state.
The flag of a unified Germany
RELIGIOUS VIOLENCE ERUPTS IN IRELAND. Ulster, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. The Irish situation, which most believed to be handled by the establishment of the Home Rule laws, has once more floated to the top of the British political bucket. The Irish Protestants of the northern counties have become increasingly upset at the influence the majority Catholic population of the island have over their own internal policies. The result has been the formation of the new political militia group known as the Hand of Ulster. They have vowed to overthrow the Catholic control and establish their own influential presence in Parliament. They have found substantial allies among the conservative members of Parliament, most of whom resent the large Catholic minority currently brought to the legislature by the Irish voters. The Hand of Ulster has initiated hostilities with a series of bombings in Dublin against Catholic churches and gathering places. They have vowed to continue the fight until the Catholics are put properly in their place as subordinate to the followers of the Church of England. (-1 Stability)
INQUISTITION ESTABLISHES CONTROL OVER EDUCATION. Rome, Papal State. The Papacy has instituted some unsurprising educational reform this year, cementing their control over the hearts and minds of the people under Holy rule. The Inquisition has officially been given full oversight in regards to the educational system in the Papal State. They have immediately begun reformatting the educational guidelines and syllabus of all educational institutions to make sure that the correct version of history and religion is taught in all schools. The effort has also included checking the ranks of teachers and professors for undesirable affiliations, resulting in a purge of the intellectual establishment. Most have been spared violent ends, but have been banned from teaching in the Papal State, causing a drain of teaching staff to Italy.
CIVIL CONFLICT CONTINUES IN HUNGARY. Budapest, Hungary. The war between the proletarists and the monarchists and their assorted allies continued this year with heavy fighting in Slovakia, while both sides built up their strength in the south. The Slovaks initiating the campaign season with an attempted offensive, starting with an artillery barrage. Their pitiful amount of cannon had little chance at the massive amount of artillery it attempted to oppose, causing the utter destruction of the Slovakian artillery corps within minutes of their first bombardment. The cavalry attacks which followed were similarly devastated and now with the knowledge of the axis of Slovakian advance, the full might of the proletarist artillery corps was turned upon the advancing Slovakian army. In the wake of the battle, the strength of the Slovakians was shattered and they were unable to resist the Hungarian counterattack. The Slovakian army was completely destroyed and with the capture of Zilinia by the proletarists, their fledgling state was brought back under the rule of Budapest. As the last fighting was concluding around Zilinia, the royalists and their allies brought to bear a massive force along the west bank of the Danube. They pressed hard against proletarist positions, and through massive numbers, broke the lines and forced them back in a series of bloody battles. Eventually, the proletarists managed to barely stop the advance as reinforcements were brought down from their victory against the Slovaks.
Croatia: 4 Infantry Brigades, 1 Artillery Brigades
Hungary (Royalist): 10 Conscript Brigades, 3 Infantry Brigades, 3 Artillery Brigades, 1 M1 "Washington" Barrel Brigade (+1 Army Quality)
Serbia: 3 Infantry Brigades, 10 Cavalry Brigades, 8 Artillery Brigades, 1 M1 "Washington" Barrel Brigade
Slovakia: 19 Infantry Brigades, 1 Cavalry Brigade, 1 Artillery Brigade
Hungary (Proletarist): 6 Conscript Brigades, 14 Infantry Brigades, 6 Cavalry Brigades, 13 Artillery Brigades (+1 Army Quality)
ITALIAN ROYAL HOSPITAL ESTABLISHED. Naples, Italy. The Italian Royal Learning Hospital was formed on the outskirts of Naples this year, financed from the personal treasury of King Ferdinand. The new institution has been established under the guidance of the International Health Organization, which has been granted substantial facilities there. The hospital currently acts as a research and learning institution, attempting experimental procedures in the hopes of advancing mankind's knowledge of healing. The Italians have been applauded for their initiative, hoping that it will better serve all the peoples of the world with the advances made in their laboratories. Large numbers of foreign doctors have applied to gain admittance to these modern new facilities, hoping to achieve notoriety and fame for the advances they could make under the watchful eye and patronage of the Italian monarchy.
STATUE OF THE EMPEROR COMPLETED. Odessa, Russia. Construction has finally been completed upon the new Statue of the Emperor in Odessa this year, finishing the massive monument to Russian sacrifices in the Great War. As previously announced when construction was begun last year, the monument stands as a testament to the further point an enemy will ever reach in Russia. Emperor Mikhail has reinforced this statement with his proclamation that never again will the Russian people be taken advantage of or invaded in depth by a foreign power. He has stated that the Russian citizen will never again know war in his home or cities, and that they will only know the wealth of prosperity, and the leisure of peace. Numerous dignitaries were present at the official opening of the monument, and visitors and pilgrims are invited to journey to the site to see the great memorial.
CONFEDERATION BEGINS GUN CONTROL OFFENSIVE. Cologne, Franco-Burgundian Confederation. In the response to the rising threats of rebellion and unrest throughout the Germanic regions of the Confederation, a new bureaucratic system has been launched in conjunction with a special forces operation. The new system calls for all gun owners to register their weapons with the central government, in order to monitor and control the flow of small arms throughout the Confederation, also placing legal limits on the type of firearms which can be owned. They have called for all gun owners to register, which most have done with little hesitation. The Confederate special forces, the La Croix-Blanche, have begun an offensive of their own against those who failed to register. A large number of German Brotherhood arsenals were raided and the weapons destroyed throughout Burgundy. This has been seen as a major blow against those who would seek violent revolution in the region, and it is estimated that nearly eighty percent of all weaponry the Brotherhood could have wielded has been destroyed by the late offensive, doing much for the security of the government in the region. (+1 Stability)
SWISS NATIONAL BANK ESTABLISHED. Geneva, Franco-Burgundian Confederation. In order to build stronger ties with the Swiss Republic within the Confederation, the government in Paris has sponsored the construction of the new Swiss National Bank. Though a similarly named organization had been established in Switzerland prior to the disastrous events of the Italian Crusade, the new institution has a vastly different purpose. The Confederate government has created the new Swiss National Bank as a mint for official currency as well as a new financial institution designed to bring prosperity to the Swiss people. The new national bank has created a large number of new jobs in Geneva and firmly cemented the Swiss upon the economic map of the Confederation. The effort has done little improve the opinion of the masses upon the Confederation, but for the time being it seems that rebellion or revolution is a distant dream for only the most fevered nationalists.
FLEMISH SECURITY SACRIFICED FOR HEALTHCARE. Brussels, Flanders. The recently established Flemish Security Service nearly ceased to exist this year, as the central government in Brussels drastically cut their funding. They have refused to finance the organization, which has pleaded for their survival. The Security Service has claimed that without their protection, radical proletarists are more than likely to make a move to overthrow the government at any moment. Instead, most of the finances have been redirected to a Dutch style healthcare system, providing free healthcare and modern hospitals to the Flemish people. The move has been applauded by the liberal and socialist members of Flemish politics, and it seems to have been a strong move by the current government towards creating a modern state.
SWISS BEGIN BUILDING NEW ROADS. St Gallen, Switzerland. The Swiss government has announced a new program of modernizing its infrastructure, hoping to create a transit system to outshine the rest of Europe. These new roads are being specifically designed for automobiles and their transportation across Switzerland, establishing paved mountain roads to allow rapid movement. The new program is seen by futurists to be highly forward thinking, as it is quite likely that one day soon, everyone will be able to afford their very own automobile. Furthermore, the labor has begun to put even more Swiss to work, some travelling even from the Franco-Burgundian Confederation to labor on the new construction and spend time with extended families across the border.
BROTHERS OF ITALY REEMERGE. Turin, Franco-Burgundian Confederation. The Brothers of Italy were an organization that was thoroughly dismantled in the wake of the Italian Crusade in the nineteenth century. The movement was disbanded officially and failed to receive the support of any nation state for over fifty years. Now, at long last they have reemerged into the light of day. The success of the formation of a new unified Italy has given hope to all those who search out Italian unification and enlightenment, and it seems that only the Franco-Burgundian Confederation now stands in the way. The Confederate kingdom of Piedmont has become the focus of the Brothers of Italy, who have begun using political means to advocate joining with the new kingdom of Italy. They have stated that the people of Piedmont were never given the choice to join the Confederation and that they should be allowed to choose the nature of their membership. This has begun to destabilize the southern part of the Confederation as more Italians group and call for unification with their homeland. (-1 Stability)
KING NICHOLAS INVITES ROMANIANS INTO GOVERNMENT. Bucharest, Romania. After last year's intervention by Russian forces into the growing unrest in Romania, the Romanian King Nicholas has fulfilled some of the pledges made during the fighting. He has invited a large number of Romanians to take new positions in the military and government, allowing them to wield greater influence in the management of the nation. Furthermore, the Russian nobility that had been imported to help manage Romania have been given leave to return to their estates in the east, and only commercial interests remain. This has done much to ease the tensions between the Romanians and their Russian king, particularly winning favor when it became clear that he kept Romanians from fighting their kin during the war, by allowing the Russian army to bear the brunt of the burden. King Nicholas has been applauded for his compromise and has managed to build up new support among the local population. (+1 Stability)
OCCITANIA COMPLETES RECONSTRUCTION. Toulouse, Occitania. The Occitanian government was pleased to announce this year the program of reconstruction that had been laid out at the end of the Great War. The program has called for and laid out the construction and rebuilding of new roads and bridges throughout southern Occitania, which had been destroyed during the Spanish invasion. The program has also established new government buildings and facilities throughout Toulouse, rebuilding the old royal palace as well as establishing new buildings for the new legislature. A major monument was also dedicated in the center square of Toulouse, honoring the fallen of the Great War, those who died to defend the city against the Spanish siege and attacks. The program has also brought many Occitanians back to work, and created a speedy economic recovery for the beleaguered nation.
News from the Americas
CIVIL WAR IN NEW SPAIN. Managua, New Spain. The ultimatum issued last year by the federal government in Managua to the provinces has slipped by, as the army has been mobilized and war is at hand. The governors of Costa Rica and Honduras have declared independence and established themselves as interim presidents of their hopeful nations, and war has truly erupted. The federal government has refused to accept the independence of the provinces and has vowed to fight until order is restored and the nation is fully reunified. The fighting has been heavy as a number of military units and soldiers have defected to their own provinces and homelands, rather than remaining with the central government. This has caused extensive confusion and violence and bloodshed has been mounting as the borders and fronts slowly solidified. The central government continues to remain the strongest of the factions, but many foreign observers believe that their time is short as they face strong enemies and still substantial internal dissent.
Costa Rica: 2 Infantry Brigades
Honduras: 2 Infantry Brigades
New Spain: 3 Infantry Brigades, 1 Artillery Brigades
ELECTIONS IN JAMAICA. Kingston, Jamaica. A massive shift in Jamaican politics took place this year as the Preservation Party faced a reckoning for the failing economy and tumbling foreign situation. With chaos escalating throughout the Caribbean caused by the collapse in the United States of America, the Jamaican people have come out in droves to show their displeasure. The Preservation Party continued to campaign upon their old standby of isolationism and military strength and security, while the liberal Democratic Party has pledged to establish ties with the South American economic sphere. They have claimed that strong relations with Brazil and Argentina would not only provide new security, but a solution to the economic woes of the island nation. The result has been predictable, as the conservatives found little way to counter these statements. The Preservation Party has been all but annihilated as the Democratic Party sweeps into full control of the presidency and congress. (+1 Stability)
UNION STRIKES TURN VIOLENT IN BRAZIL. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As the eyes of the world were turned upon Brazil for the Olympic Games, the unions of the nation hoped to turned the local population towards them. The Brazilian Industrial Workers' Union declared a strike, shutting down a number of plants throughout the industrial sector of Rio de Janeiro. The police were immediately called in to force a return to work and stability throughout the regions, and the larger corporations similarly sent in their own enforcers. The result was chaotic violence as the unionists clashed with the enforcers of the industrial giants, and the police attempted to corral both parties. The fighting was brutal and dozens are believed dead, and hundreds more injured in the unrest. Eventually, the police managed to arrest enough agitators to break the backbone of the strikes, and a number of new migrant workers have entered the factories to resume production. Liberals have decried this violence, and the Party of Order has come under considerable strain as the party threatens to collapse under internal political pressure.
PROTESTS AGAINST NEW RULE IN CHILE. Santiago, Chile. The new government of Pablo Montoya has faced substantial criticism as major protests were held this year against last year's election of the Guardian Party. The election results have been denied by these agitators who claim that fraud was undertaken by the victorious Guardian Party in order to restore a dictatorship. The protestors have called for new elections and the resignation of what many are calling an illegitimate president. The president has allowed this dissent to manifest in the form of protests and though they were under the observation of the army, they were allowed to peacefully run their course. President Montoya has stated that the sign of a true democracy is the ability to express one's own opinions, and that he would not act against protestors, assuming they did not resort to violent methods to obtain their goals.
PROLETARIST REGIME DECLARED IN ECUADOR. Quito, Ecuador. The conservative dictatorship of Felix Martinez, who has ruled the nation since his coup in 1893, with the support of the army. President Martinez has been noted as one of the most corrupt politicians globally, consistently taking the wealth of Ecuador and using it to enrich himself and live more comfortably. Lavish palaces and yachts have been built by the labor of the Ecuadorian people, who live in overwhelming squalor and a state of disenfranchisement. The situation came to an end this year as a popular rebellion sprung into being from a growing riot in the industrial district of Ecuador. The army was immediately sent in to restore order, but the soldiers turned upon their officers, those who did not join them. The thusly armed rebels marched upon the Presidential Palace in Quito, where President Martinez was caught attempting to fleet with what valuables he could carry. The president was then imprisoned in the dungeons of the local prison and has been sentenced to be executed for crimes against the people of Ecuador. The traditional proletarists under the leadership of Erick Acero, who has assumed power as the High Overseer of the Worker. (+2 Stablity)
The newly established flag of proletarist Ecuador
COLLAPSE OF THE UNTIED STATES OF AMERICA. Charleston, United States of America. An crisis that many have long feared has at last taken place in North America. A series of catastrophic events have led to the near total collapse of the United States of America, as the old regime's legitimacy dissipates almost everywhere. A number of successor states have emerged throughout the old holdings of the United States, though the remnant of the federal government continues to barely hang on in Charleston. The American Underground has launched its own bid to restore the ideals of the First Republic, while the slaves of the Deep South have begun a major uprising against the white capitalist tyranny. Throughout the rest of the country, war is the name of the day as the military districts and other states choose sides and the federal government slowly loses control of the mainland. War has descended upon North America on a grander scale than seen in decades, and no one knows where the dice may fall. A special section has been provided below to cover the true scale of this climatic event, which has shaken the base of global power. Of course due to the chaotic nature of the opening moves of this conflict, the true death rate of this tragic year is unlikely to ever be calculated, therefore only confirmed military casualties have been provided.
BRAZILIAN WOMEN GIVEN RIGHT TO VOTE. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Hoping to capitalize on liberalism and future voting rights, the Party of Order has spearheaded a major political bill designed to allow eligible women the right to vote in national and provincial elections. Emperor Joao II has surprisingly thrown his full support behind the bill, a strong step for democracy and republicanism in Brazil and across the world. Cynics suggest that the bill was designed solely for the hopes of achieved the Party of Order electoral victory in the 1914 elections. Other policies and actions seem to have created a moment of weakness for Brazil's main political party, and it seems to be hoped that the new bill will allow them to regain the moral and political high ground. The movement has been seen as a sign of the times, and several other nations have followed suit in the region, establishing similar reform. Specifically this includes Paraguay and Uruguay, which have also allowed women the right to vote which will be granted in the next national elections in both nations.
THE AZTEC REBELLION. Oaxaca, Aztlan. Heavy fighting as continued in the former Spanish Aztec possessions, as the Aztec armies continue to fight against American and Mayan rule. The collapse of the United States of America has done little to change the war on the northern front, as the Floridian army has continued fighting without much change. Despite this, the American collapse has created unprecedented opportunity for the Aztec freedom fighters. In the south, the Aztecs have deployed token forces to delay any Mayan attacks, hoping to gain an advantage with a massive assault in the north. Thanks to the aid of local spies and scouts, the Aztecs were able to pinpoint American artillery positions and destroy them in the first moments of their offensives, having put their own guns in proper positions. The following still underwent heavy casualties, as the Aztecs pushed forward and fought on more even terms throughout the region. The Aztecs managed only modest gains, as the Floridian army managed to retain order and control, preserving the front and losing control over only a few border towns and villages. In the south, the Mayans pressed forward, fueled with the arrival of conscript reinforcements and a new hope as the Aztecs pulled their forces north. Though they initially made headway, they were stopped cold and pushed back to the starting line of the fight by determined Aztec resistance. The fight continues as the Mayan government doggedly insists that it is winning the war, despite the problems of the Americans.
Aztlan: 18 Conscript Brigades, 2 Artillery Brigades
Florida: 9 Infantry Brigades, 4 Artillery Brigades, 1 M1 "Washington" Barrel Brigade
Mayan Republic: 6 Conscript Brigades, 6 Infantry Brigades, 1 Artillery Brigade
SPECIAL: Collapse of the United States of America
YEAR BEGINS WITH BLOCKADE AND REBELLION. Albany, Free American Republic. The troubles of the United States of America began as the federal government of President Miller declared a blockade around the so-called "regions of rebellion." This included obviously the rebels in Aztlan, and was accompanied by a declaration of the recognition of the upper thirteen states of New England to be in rebellion. The declaration of rebellion warned against foreign ships attempting to trade or take harbor in New York City or Boston, and effectively closed them off to any shipping at all. The army was withdrawn, but faced difficulties as a number of soldiers from the armies deserted to remain near their homes or friends they had developed in the northeast. To the surprise of many this move was not opposed, as it seemed that the American Underground was actually startled by what many view as a federal concession of defeat, and they were not prepared to gain control for themselves. Therefore, it was not until late March, two months after the withdrawal began, that the American Underground began resisting the federal moves, and seizing forts and armories across the region. On April 1st, the leaders of the American Underground proclaimed the establishment of the United American Republic, with its new capital based in Albany. Bringing to bear an older flag, they have claimed to be the rightful heirs to the nation, and that the military regime in Washington D.C. was the successors of militant usurpers. Fighting has already taken place between the two factions, as an early rebel bid to seize control of Delaware was repulsed as was a smaller drive towards Washington was also held back.
United American Republic: 5 Conscript Brigades
United States of America: 3 Infantry Brigades
The Flag of the United American Republic
AMERICAN ELECTIONS CANCELLED AS SITUTION ESCALATES. Washington D.C., United States of America. With the situation worsening, the office of President Miller made an executive decision to cancel the upcoming elections in November, as much of the nation was overrun with rebellion. This has only further destabilized the situation, and was countered by a number of other officials, to the point where no one was sure whether or not elections would actually take place. Eventually the president himself came out and stated that elections would go ahead, making the situation even more confused. This has dramatically reduced the legitimacy of the government across the nation, as people struggle to determine who would actually be in charge. With the actual arrival of November and the confusion nationwide caused by the rebellion, the elections failed to take place anyways. It seems that what resemblance of a nation-wide democracy has been brought to an end in the United States of America.
JACKSONIA DECLARES INDEPENDENCE. Jefferson, Jacksonia. An incident involving the Second Fleet led to Jacksonia marking the second region to declare independence this year. A portion of the Second Fleet was dispatched from Panama to the Jacksonian capital of Jefferson with an ultimatum. The state was to renounce any ties to the American Underground and the United American Republic, and swear complete loyalty to the government in Washington forever. The local government, already with substantial republican support, was less than eager to follow this, which would result in the perceived establishment of a military regime over Jacksonia, which has been given substantially more leeway in domestic affairs over the years. The Jacksonians appealed to the admiral of the Second Fleet not to follow his orders and use his naval guns to level Jefferson, hoping to appeal to his morality to prevent a slaughter. The admiral, in a moment of extreme conscience, shot his political officer and a mutiny began aboard the vessels of the Second Fleet. The chaos was viewed by thousands from the harbor of Jefferson, watching as naval guns were turned upon each other, and eventually the clouds cleared, and the admiral was dead, but the remnants of the Second Fleet declared in support of Jacksonia. The new government has been formed after the fighting, and the Republic of Jacksonia has been declared, also acquiring control of the military district of Hamilton. No real heavy fighting has taken place beyond that in the harbor of Jefferson, as the borders of the new republic are sparsely populated with its various neighbors
Jacksonia: 1 Lioness-class Battlecruiser
United States of America: 1 Zygmunt-class Destroyer, 1 Lioness-class Battlecruiser, 1 Virginia-class Battleship
Flag of the Republic of Jacksonia
REBELLION OF THE SLAVES. Dalton, Tennessee Proletarist Republic. As the Federal armies began their withdrawal from New England, they began facing a problem of even greater concern throughout the South. Slaves, in a frighteningly coordinated operation began a full scale uprising across the country. Numerous traditional plantations and even more superplantations have risen up in rebellion, slaughtering their overseers in the night and seizing their weapons. The rebellion has caught most of the South by utter surprise, and the sheer numbers of the slaves have overwhelmed the police and militias of the small towns of the rural South in the first few months. To make matters worse, the house slaves of key individuals of government and military have used their position to assassinate their masters, often with no regard for their own safety. Among the casualties have been the commanders of the II, VII, and IX Army Corps, who were killed by formerly trusted slaves. Most famously, President Miller was killed when the house slaves of the White House rose in rebellion, killing much of the white staff, and despite the valiant attempts of the bodyguard to hold them back, they succeeded in killing both the President and Vice President, adding extensively to the chaos engulfing the United States. Similarly across the South, mayors and other officials have been killed by slaves, creating growing chaos and confusion, as the whites flee numerous areas in rebellion. Some regions have managed to withstand the uprising, as the army has been deployed to crush the revolts, but the slaves have proven too numerous, even overwhelming large industrial centers like New Barcelona and Atlanta. The slaves have begun using the seized factories both upon the slave superplantations and in the great cities themselves. With no shortage of skilled industrial laborers, a number of localized proletarist freed slaves have taken charge and proclaimed independent republics.
Appalachian Proletarist Republic: 2 Conscript Brigades
Mississippi Proletarist Republic: 3 Conscript Brigades
Okeechobee Proletarist Republic: 1 Conscript Brigade
Tennessee Proletarist Republic: 2 Conscript Brigades
United States of America: 5 Infantry Brigades, 1 Cavalry Brigade, 1 Artillery Brigade
WEST FLORIDA SECURES INDEPENDENCE. Dallas, Florida. As the slaves rose in rebellion, the Federal military was clearly unable to contain them on its own, particularly as it struggled to defend the colonies and the border with the new United American Republic. Therefore the government of West Florida was forced to call up the militia when large portions of its state rose up in rebellion, and the fighting there became brutal. It became a race war in every meaning of the words, and all blacks have either been driven into the countryside or killed or imprisoned by the Floridian government. The only way this could be achieved though was with the support of neighboring governments. The state of Cherokee soon came on board, also concerned about its own slave rebellion, but this was not enough. The armies in Aztlan and the military district of Apache were deemed to be the logical sources of support, and due to West Florida being the primary base of support for both forces, a deal was soon struck. The armies in Aztlan have been forced to swear loyalty and protect the new Floridian government, helping them squash their own uprising. Furthermore, the West Floridians have continued to supply the front line forces as the Aztec rebellion continues, though negotiations are rumored to have been considered with the Aztecs by the Floridian governor.
Florida: 3 Infantry Brigades
Mississippi Proletarist Republic: 2 Conscript Brigades
The current flag of the independent Republic of Florida
FREEDOM FOR HAWAII. Honolulu, Hawaii. In comparison to the violent turmoil of the mainland United States of American, the revolution on Hawaii has been comparatively genteel. The local government has always consisted of members of the local population and the American immigrants who have moved there since the occupation of the islands. These forces negotiated carefully as the situation on the mainland went to hell, and eventually a compromise was struck, establishing the new Republic of Hawaii. The new republic consists of the islands, and has been enforced by the Third Fleet, which has joined the rebel movement as the new Hawaiian Navy. The local government is scheduled to prepare proper elections for next year, as they look for a way to secure their independence from any other nations.
The flag of the Hawaiian Republic
MILITARY DISTRICTS FACE TOUGH CHOICES. Denver, Great Plains Alliance. The various military districts in the western and central United States faced difficult challenges as the rest of the nation slowly descended into anarchy. The Denver Military District has proven to be the strongest politically, and the commander in charge, General Robert Wallace, has organized the support of the Kansas and Franklin Military Districts. They have established the Great Plains Alliance, which have rallied considerable military and local economic force to create a strong pro-Federal force in the central United States. Though they offer continued allegiance to the former Secretary of State residing in Washington D.C., they are operating independently against local foes and republicans. The other military districts have proven less cooperative. The military governor of Oregon has annexed the Lee Military District, while the Utah and Dakota military districts have also begun making their own bids for power. These individuals are seen as not much better than regional warlords, each struggling to establish their own fiefdoms and empires within the former United States. Some fighting has been reported before the various contenders, as the Great Plains Alliance has struggled to establish authority over the other military districts.
FORMATION OF THE GREAT LAKES REPUBLIC. Chicago, Great Lakes Republic. One of the final nations to emerge from the shattering of the United States of America came from an unexpected source. While the rest of the nation went to hell, the Midwest proved to be reluctant to engage in the same anarchy. Nominally still possessing slaves and even one or two slave superplantations, no real rebellion erupted throughout the region when the South exploded into flames. No one is certain why this has occurred, but it has been suggested that due to the significant success of the Liberation Program in the region over the others, that the slaves had less incentive to riot. Regardless, when the rebellion in the South began, double guards were posted at all times of day, which potentially eliminated the opportunity for slave rebellion. Unfortunately, with the death of President Miller, the various states found themselves less enthusiastic about supporting the Federal government, especially when the militias began to fall under attack in skirmishes with slaves in the Appalachians and warlords raiding from across the Mississippi River. Still, unwilling to cooperate with the United American Republic, which has been viewed as too radical leftist, the Great Lakes states were faced with a conundrum. Rather than succumbing to the anarchy around them, the leadership of the states of Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Delta have formed together the Great Lakes Republic. They have clashed in a couple of small skirmishes with their neighbors, but casualties have been fairly low for all involved.
Flag of the Great Lakes Republic.
LIBERATION OF SCOTTSON. Anchorage, Scottson. As the rest of the nation descended into anarchy, it became clear to the militias of Scottson that opportunity beckoned. With their homes falling into chaos, the garrison became less and less enthusiastic about their frozen posting. Eventually, the military governor prepared to declare independence, and offered the soldiers a choice of transportation home to the United States or to serve as the basis of an independent Scottson nation. Most chose to go home, but left their arms and munitions to serve as the base of a Scottsonite army. The local militias then seized power in Anchorage and have since declared the Free Republic of Scottson. They have vowed never again to live under distant oppression and to secure their rights to the frozen lands of the north. The militias have full support of the governor, who had become a persona non grata in Washington in later years, but the neighboring Japanese have grown wary with this unsettling development in the region.
News from Africa and the Middle East
NEW TURKISH SULTANATE ESTABLISHED. Konya, Turkey. The Turks, having freed themselves from foreign rule for now, with ample political support from the Roman Empire and Spain, have at last completed a new constitution. One of the younger brothers of the deposed old sultan with noted liberal tendencies has been selected as the new sultan, and has been established as such. Despite this, remembering the domination of the old sultan by the Roman Imperator, stringent limitations have been established over the authority and position of sultan by the new Turkish Congress. The power of Turkey will remain in the hands of an elected legislature, with a model established similar to that of the mainland of Spain. The first full elections are to be held next year and every five years following that, in order to assure a decent amount of time for politicians to act after being elected. The new Sultan Selim II has pledged to support the new constitution and act politically only when the document calls him to.
ELECTIONS IN ANGOLA. Namibe, Angola. After last year's constitutional convention and the official establishment of domestic independence from Brazil, the nation of Angola has held elections among eligible voters. The elections have been mostly focused into primary political parties. The first of these is the Liberal Party, which has advocated the establishment of full voting rights for all the local population as well as a drive towards further independence from Brazil and local self-sufficiency. The second major party that has emerged is the Commerce Development Party, which continues to support close ties to Brazil and the enlargement of the economy through resource exploitation. They are the least interested in reform, and have the largest among of allies among the currently voting population. Therefore, the voters have turned out in support of the Commerce Development Party, which has been brought in as Angola's first constitutionally mandated leaders. (+1 Stability)
NEW RAIDS IN TUNIS. Tunis, Sardinia. Tensions continue to mount in the Sardinian colony of Tunis, as the Tunisians have brought to bear more armed resistance against their imperial overlords. They have clearly begun deploying more modern weapons and equipment against the Sardinians, attempting to secure their freedom by force. The new arsenal at their disposal has allowed them to achieve substantial success against the Sardinian government, resulting in several significant victories. The Sardinians have responded by giving more freedom to their local forces in the vicious ongoing fighting in order to allow them to respond appropriately. The casualties have begun to mount on both sides as the Sardinians have struggled to preserve order and their control. Fortunately for imperial rule, the Sardinians have managed to field substantially more troops than the rebels, allowing them to preserve control for at least the time being through sheer attrition. (+1 Stability, -3 Infantry Brigades, -3 Cavalry Brigades)
MUTINY IN EGYPT. Cairo, Spain. As the Spanish undertook extensive and brutal efforts to maintain control in Algiers, the ramification of their brutality has been felt in other Islamic colonies. The Egyptian forces, many of whom have been recruited locally, have mutinied against their Spanish officers and killed most of them, and then drive them further back. The rebellion was devastating but chaotic, and the Spanish were forced to divert substantial forces from North Africa in order to maintain order in Egypt. Casualties have been heavy as the Spanish brought their full power to bear upon the disorganized mutineers. The fighting proved heavy and confusing as no one among the rebels was able to establish true authority over his comrades. The Spanish eventually did restore order and return to control in Egypt, but the devastation caused by their forces has created even more discontent among the average Egyptian and the mutiny has engendered greater distrust of native forces in Madrid. (-1 Stability, -11 Infantry Brigades, -4 Artillery Brigades)
ANTI-IMPERIAL PROTESTS TURN VIOLENT IN SOUTH AFRICA. Cape Town, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. The British colony of South Africa has always enjoyed substantial autonomy since the middle of the nineteenth century and the creation of a free congress with considerable domestic control. They have since remained staunch supporters of the British Empire and imperial control, which continues to enrich their coffers and expand trade. This year a catastrophe occurred which could shake this loyalty to London and cause a shift in local politics. With the growing control of local regimes such as in Kongo, Angola, and Oranjien, people in South Africa have begun advocating similar reform for their peoples. This was intensified with the establishment of the Dominion of Guangxi, and many have argued that if the Chinaman can have his own state, why can't the good white population of South Africa? Protests were held this year in Cape Town calling for an end to imperial rule, and tragedy emerged when for one reason or another, British soldiers fired upon the crowd. Dozens were cut down, and several soldiers were injured by angry protesters. The resulting chaos was immense and eventually turned to large scale rioting. The debacle has led to the growth of support for the anti-imperial movement and growing calls for Dominion status for South Africa. (-1 Stability)
SPAIN LAUNCHES VICIOUS NEW OFFENSIVE IN NORTH AFRICA. Algiers, Spain. In direct response to last year's mutiny and the growing rebellion in Algiers, the Spanish have decided to respond with the oldest method for dealing with dissent. They have deployed massive new forces recruited in Spain to crush the rebels with overwhelming force. The Spanish have succeeded in their goal as they pushed across North Africa, town by town to eliminate all resistance to their rule. The Spanish indiscriminately used artillery on towns harboring rebels, and a number of brutal massacres have accompanied the restoration of order. Faced with annihilation, the rebels in Algiers have had little choice but to stand up and fight, despite being outgunned and outnumbered. They have fought as hard as they could in each hamlet, as destruction accompanied each stand on a horrific scale. Tens of thousands have been killed or gone missing in the aftermath of this purge of Algeria, but order and Spanish imperial rule has been restored for the time being. (+2 Stability, -2 Infantry Brigades, -4 Cavalry Brigades, -3 Artillery Brigades
ORANJIEN CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION. Christiansburg, Oranjien. The constitutional committee of Oranjien stayed in session far long than most expected this year, as the debate raged and several holdouts caused difficulties. Ultimately though little changed from the proposed constitution, which was an adapted version of the constitution of Argentina. The new constitution has established a strong executive branch of government, with the elections to be held every four years for the office of the presidency. The power of government rests in the hands of the legislature, which has been apportioned a number of seats based on regional populations. Due to the delays in the actual formation of the constitution, the first elections are to be held in July of 1913, and every four years following that. Argentine papers have congratulated the Oranjienese population on their successful implementation of the constitution and look forward to rejoice in their allies' first elections.
News from the Far East
NEW ZEALAND ELECTIONS. Akarana, New Zealand. The island nation of New Zealand deep in the Pacific Ocean has held their second elections this year, and the moderate Unity Party has fallen apart. The increased influence from the liberal element of the political party has caused immense alienation to the conservative right. They have called for the inclusion of the Maori into the larger voting populace, but have been unable to muster enough support for the legislation thanks to the opposition from the conservatives. The liberals continue to remain within the Unity Party, but the conservatives have split off and formed the new Party of Order, which has advocated power remaining in the hands of the white population. They have managed to break into power, as the conservatives of the Party of Order have manage to secure the presidency and the power in the legislature. Their mandate has proven popular among the voting class, and they have secured their support and loyalty for the time being. (+1 Stability)
THE BOMBAY ACCORDS. Bombay, Spain. As the liberals gain extensive controls in the Imperial Congress back in Madrid, reform has begun in India with the establishment and announcement of the new Bombay Accords. These accords outline the guideline for the future establishment of a new unified Indian nation, with the support of the local princes and leadership. The Indians have been scheduled to receive independence in 1916, as a new monarchy governed by the loyal princes of India, under the overarching control of the Spanish Empire. The Spanish have allowed provisions to retain military control over portions of the new Indian state, in order to better protect them in the vulnerable early years of their independence. The Spanish will also possess permanent rights to continue basing military forces in India, allowing them to retain substantial striking power in the Indian Ocean. The Indian princes have accepted this proposal, which will allow them to retain most of the power in India, and grant them even more power than they had previous possessed under Spanish rule. (+2 Stability)
TRANS-PACIFIC ECONOMIC TREATY SIGNED. Lima, Peru. Across the southern Pacific Ocean it seems that a new trading link has been established between two unlikely friends. The Peruvians and Japanese met in a economic conference in Lima this year to discuss increased economic rights and trading capacities. The result has been a major new agreement in which the Peruvians have agreed to export a large number of various mining and agricultural resources to Japan in exchange for cheaper industrial goods from Japanese factories. Economists in both nations are hopeful at the opportunities this treaty will provide, establishing new financial gains and future prosperity. Other financial advisers in South America have expressed concern about this new arrangement as the Japanese underbid Brazilian and Argentine business, despite the higher shipping costs, sensing an ominous shift in the tides of inland trade across the South American continent.
ECONOMIC FLUCTUATION REPORT. Novgorod, Russia.
Argentina: +6 EP
Brazil: +6 EP
Bulgaria: +1 EP
Chechy-Morava: +3 EP
Chile: +1 EP
Colombia: -1 EP
Denmark: +2 EP
Ecuador: +4 EP
Flanders: +1 EP
Franco-Burgundian Confederation: +4 EP
Germany: +6 EP
Guangxi: +1 EP
Italy: +4 EP
Japan: +5 EP
Netherlands: +2 EP
Occitania: +4 EP
Papal State: +1 EP
Paraguay +4 EP
Peru: +6 EP
Portugal: +1 EP
Roman Empire: +3 EP
Romania: +1 EP
Russia: +5 EP
Sardinia: +1 EP
Scandinavia: +3 EP
Spain: -1 EP
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland: +6 EP
Venezuela: -4 EP
Vinland: -2 EP
The Sports Page
THE 1912 OLYMPICS. Rio de Janeiro, Empire of Brazil. The Olympics this year proved to be an excitingly elaborate competition, as nations from across the globe descended upon Brazil to compete for honor among all others. The International Olympic Committee had been concerned about the politics surrounding the events, which have led to a number of nations not participating. The further worsening of political situations across Europe and the world, caused even more nations to not attend the Games. Only forty nations out of the recognized nearly sixty nations across the world actually sent teams or individuals to the Olympics this year. Therefore, it was little surprise when the events were clearly dominated by British and German contenders, who were able to contribute the most skilled athletes of any nation, participating in every event. At the closing ceremonies, the representative of the International Olympic Committee announced the candidates to be considered for the 1916 Olympic Games. The first of these is the city of Buenos Aires in Argentina, widely considered for its open lands and growing economic status. The second is the city of Palermo in Italy, which has been largely rebuilt from the rebellion against Spain earlier in the century. The final option is the new capital of the unified state of Germany, Munich, as a sign of the recognition of the establishment of this new nation. The Olympic Committee is expected to reveal their final choice early next year.
THE ALL-SLAVIC GAMES. Moscow, Russia. While most of the sporting world was focused upon the Olympic Games, there has been the establishment of a new combined athletic competition in the Russian Empire. The Russian Emperor has sponsored the establishment of the All-Slavic Games, a rival institution to the Olympic Games, and spurred by the international disputes between the Russians and the rest of the world. The All-Slavic Games are stated to be a way in which to build up the camaraderie between the Slavic nations of Eastern Europe. The Russian Emperor personally sponsored incredibly elaborate opening ceremonies with a display of traditional Slavic arts and an immense demonstration of fireworks. The Russians provided most of the athletes, while there were representatives from the soon to be destroyed nation of Slovakia, Romania, and Cechy-Morava. The Russian government has not confirmed whether there will be more of these All-Slavic Games or how often they will or not be held in coming years.
Random Stat Changes and Fluctuations and Minor Technological Advances
Croatian Officer Corps demonstrates above average skills and abilities: +1 Army Quality and +1 Navy Quality.
Scandinavian officers show more determination and skill: +1 Army Quality.
Brazil develops Battleship Improvement Level Three, shares with United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Colombia.
Brazil shares construction rights for the Tridente-class Submarine with United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Colombia, and Uruguay.
Russia completes research on Armor Improvement Level One.
Franco-Burgundian Confederation completes research on Armor Improvement Level One and Artillery Improvement Level Two, shares both technologies with Scandinavia, Netherlands, Portugal, Flanders, and Brittany.
Franco-Burgundian Confederation designs the new Tonneau Patriotique I, shares the construction rights with Scandinavia, Netherlands, Flanders, Portugal, and Brittany.
Franco-Burgundian Confederation exchanges Artillery Improvement Level Two to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in exchange for Militarization of Aircraft.
Franco-Burgundian Confederation shares Militarization of Aircraft with Flanders, Netherlands, and Scandinavia.
United States of America creates and adopts American Federal Army 1912 Doctrine.
United States of America creates the new Black Hats and United States Marine Corps Elite Forces.
Germany shares Small Arms Improvement Level Two, Armor Improvement Level One, Militarization of Aircraft, Aircraft Improvement Level One, Gas Warfare Level Two, and Cruiser Improvement Level Two with Italy.
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland shares Armored Improvement Level One with Brazil and Argentina.
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland shares construction rights for M1 "Prussia" Tank, Kronos-class Battleship, and Cannock-Type Reconnaissance Aircraft with Brazil and Argentina.
Romania adopts the army doctrine of Russian Imperial Army 1910.
Chile grants construction rights for the Dominic-class Destroyer to Peru.
To: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
We are interested in opening up negotiations for the entry of your military trainers and advisers to help modernize our army to your fine standards.
@Quisani: Your orders said to spend 290 on submarine. You didn't specify whether this meant the tech, or if you were developing some new sub design, and just forgot to include it in your orders. Therefore that EP has been added to your bank instead.
@Grandkhan: There was no confirmation of any trades with you this update. Therefore don't be surprised when you don't have various techs.
Once again, because it came up in multiple orders submitted, it's OK to not send in extremely detailed orders. Not every year is an exciting year for everybody. There's certainly not a need to create epic projects/reform every year, in fact doing that would probably be detrimental.
@m.t.cicero: The amount you provided is enough to begin the healthcare reform, just don't forget the new annual expenses.
@theDright: as before you did not receive the amount of reparations you expected, and the shortfall should be apparent in your total EP in the bank.
Remember to cast your votes for the 1916 Olympic City! The options are Munich, Palermo, and Buenos Aires.
For lack of a better idea, I have gone with the Turtledove style of dealing with black commies. I would like to state that despite appearances, I am in no way a fan of Turtledove's writing or the manner in which his timeline 191 actually was conducted historically. I just couldn't think of a better way to arrange things for the rebellious slaves.
@Grandkhan: Because Muurya did not send orders, I could not confirm the economic deal you made with him. Therefore that has been kept out of the update.
Brazil votes Buenos Aires for 1916
From: Workers Commonwealth
We are overjoyed to welcome another sovereign state into the Revolution of the Proletariat. The time has come that all men should be free, from tyranny and injustice, as from wage slavery and plutocracy. We pledge our recognition and support to you, as best we are able to do so, in the hope that the Workers Commonwealth may assist Ecuador in whatever manner necessary to ensure the safety and prosperity of the Revolution. No worker can aspire to any greater sacrifice than that of for his country, and its Revolution! Lange leve revolutionen, friends!
From: Workers Commonwealth
To: Proletarist American States
It behooves us to declare our support for you, with the intention of fostering the Revolution in America, however we are troubled by what is apparently a genocidal campaign against whites in America that your governments are apparently ignoring or even conducting. This is unacceptable, and is absolutely contradictory and in betrayal of th Revolution's principles, and if it continues uninfringed upon by your governance, we cannot in good conscience aid you in your honorable struggle to attain freedom and human dignity against the abominable institutions of bondage and wage slavery.
The German Emperor cordially invites the Olympics to the city of Munich. A proud and historical city, Munich would be honored to host the Olympics, and will ensure that the best facilities in the world are in Munich if chosen .
Germany votes Munich
OOC: I am Germany
Dropping Slovakia, claiming Utah.
Requesting Tennessee, if it doesn't conflict with Azale. Don't think it will, though.
Just as a word of warning, at least one faction of black proletarists was reserved by TheLizardKing even before Azale's post. I'll let you three sort it out.
Erm, the economic treaty was the MFN agreement with Persia signed in 1911. oh well.
My joy at seeing the traitorous US collapse is only mitigated by my sadness at seeing my beloved New Spain collapse as well. Excellent update EQ.
Spain votes Munich for the 1916 Olympic games.
Is Utah proletarist?
Taking the Feds. Diplomacy and such to follow.
TO: Federal Remnants of the United States Government
FROM: Empire of Brazil
We offer a formal declaration of war against the crumbling tyrants in Washington D.C. And place our full support behind the democratic and anti-proletarist factions in the American Civil War.
Britain votes Buenos Aires for Olympics.
To: United American Republic, Great Lakes Republic
From: The United Kingdom
We would like to discuss an arrangement of lending and leasing with you for vital war materiel. Let us know if you are interested.
@The Tyrant: no, Utah is a military district, run by a warlord-style general.
OOC: Okay, this might be a bit off-topic guys, but I know some of you have been coming on to #nes to talk about Capto Iugulum. Due to the volume of discussion that goes on about just Capto Iugulum, I've set up a separate channel on the same server #nes is on to sort of shift the discussion over there.
In a nutshell, here's how you get to it:
Replace #nes with #captoiugulum and you're all set.
Link to video.
OOC: The USA was fun. I will miss it. Taking Florida, and hoping to fix the FUBAR that is America. Should anyone have any questions about the USA states, feel free to ask me. I'm sure I can answer just as well as EQ in many cases.
I'm also expecting many good stories from you guys. Don't disappoint me.
From: Grand Republic of Florida
Florida would like to declare its independence from the United States of America. The Federal government is an oppressive organization that now cannot even protect the people of West Florida, Cherokee, and Apache. Therefore, with the threats now present, our peoples shall form the Grand Republic of Florida.
Governor William Jeeter, while currently assuming absolute power, does not desire to return the iron boot the people of the Grand Republic have suffered under these many decades. True democratic elections, with legitimate opposition parties, shall be returned in time. Civil liberties shall be restored immediately to the citizens of the Grand Republic, who were legal citizens of the United States of America. Civil liberties consist of the liberties that were present in the Constitution before the Coup of 1845. The return of free elections is uncertain, but emergency power will not extend beyond any present war. The minute the Grand Republic is at peace, Governor Jeeter will submit to democratic elections.
The Grand Republic seeks international support for our independence. Any and all support will be greatly appreciated.
We propose peace at borders.
We do not need to fight. In many ways, our states are similar. We would like to propose military and economic cooperation between Jacksonia and Florida, to secure the freedom of our people.
To: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Brazil, Germany, Japan
We hope that your nations can support Florida in its independence. We know that some of you desire democratic governance. We can promise that free elections will be restored upon the end of hostilities with Grand Florida, or a time prior. What would it take to earn your support?
Separate names with a comma.