Pax Americana - the Culmination of Manifest Destiny

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  1. Tani Coyote

    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    Before anybody asks, no, I am NOT abandoning the First Reich story(I've created a backup file for good measure). I've actually been playing El Justo's AWESOME Age of Imperialism Map on the sidelines, as none other than the German Empire. I've always wanted to try the American position, but never got to. This will be a second thread. Taniciusfox presents to you:

    Pax Americana - The Culmination of Manifest Destiny!


    Week 1:

    Week 1 found the United States halfway into Grover Cleveland's term.

    Congress decides that managing the colonial outposts around Hawaii must come first, and so decides to pursue the arts of Colonial Administration. It is then found the British Empire is willing to tell us the secrets, and so we purchase them. We go around selling how to produce Protected Cruisers and Colonial Administration, nearly doubling our monthly income, while disrupting potential British trading oppurtunities. THAT, is capitalism.

    Otherwise, Week 1 is uneventful.

    Week 5:

    In the IBT, Britain signs a mutual protection pact with the Phillipine Natives. Okayyyy...The Filipinos then have then have the nerve to come to the USA for an MPP. We reject it immediately.

    More worrying is the Franco-British pact...



    France also aligns itself with the Balkans. This has disaster written all over it...


    The US Navy is sent further south near Cuba, in fear of a European War. To keep the Spanish informed of good intentions, an Open Borders agreement is signed, with a slight cost for Spain, of course.

    The spirit of American imperialism had been growing. Ever since the demise of the frontier, Americans were fearful, for the Frontier represented oppurtunities to them all. Without it, imperialistic ideas began to grow in strength, and the annexation of Hawaii was an example. Treaties were negotiated with the colonial powers for open door policies, and several Americans quietly eyed the decaying Spanish Caribbean. Grover Cleveland was a staunch anti-imperialist, but under pressure from Congress, reluctantly supported one of the most significant moves in American history: the Second Mexican-American war.

    Mexico was a wealthy country, but the wealth was poorly distributed. A small elite hogged the majority of the gross national product. To appeal to the more left-wing, anti-imperialist elements of American society, the Republicans proclaimed that the invasion would serve to eliminate Mexico's corrupt government, and redistribute the wealth. Capitalists would be happy at an influx of cheap labor to power their factories.

    Mexico has a tiny army. Along Baja California, the tiny towns of La Paz and Santa Rosalia each field 2,000 poorly trained militia troops. (Each health bar = 1,000 units) The American navy also wanted control of Baja California so they could cut a canal through the center, and thus have access to Mexico proper. The cities of Hermosillo, Monterrey, and Guadalajara were no different, each fielded 2,000 militia troops. Mexico City was different - it had an 8,000 man militia, which was excellently trained on the defense(City Guard). The War Planners agreed to mark the new border north of Mexico City.

    With all these plans in place, Grover Cleveland called up the President of Mexico, and briefly told them their countries were now at war.



    For the massive invasion, 16,000(4) cavalry, and 30,000(5) US Infantry, were called up to fight. With the element of surprise and high mobility, it was expected the American Army would "liberate" Mexico.

    Without casualty, the Texas-based army struck at Monterrey. Insignificant casualties resulted from the short skirmish.



    Hermosillo fell next. The Mexican militia used guerilla tactics to kill or injure 1,000 American troops, but it was still a victory for the American people.



    From Los Angeles, 6,000 American Infantry struck at Santa Rosalia. Almost no casualties were suffered, and part of the Mexican navy was sunk. Further attacks were sent against the Mexican countryside, and a band of Mexican Civil Engineers was forcefully disbanded by the bayonet. Guadalajara was taken with no casualties, and the Mexican coal deposits were now in American hands.

    Not too long after, La Paz fell in Baja California, marking American domination of the peninsula. In only a month, the American armies had taken over most of Mexico, and the capital was within our grasp. Only a shortage of troops prevented an all-out assault.



    The Mexican Nation would get a short breather, while the President asked for more troops.

     
  2. Tani Coyote

    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    Week 9:

    In the IBT, Austria-Hungary signs an embargo against us. Not like they can really use it, seeing as there's no sea trade...

    The Mexican Wooden Screw Frigate tries to sink one of our conscript small cruisers, but it is sunk itself. The Mexican navy is declared defeated.

    The Lowland Countries try to obtain a mutual protection pact...and charge US for it. Not a chance, Leopold. Go oppress some natives in the Congo.

    9 weeks into the year 1895, skirmishes are occuring outside Mexico City. A force of 6,000 heavily-armed city Guards protects the capital of Mexico. They are faced by 44,000 soldiers, mostly American Infantry. A band of 4,000 marines is injured, but it retreats, leaving the Mexico Garisson at 3,000 men. At the loss and injury of 3,000 Cavalry, the Mexico City Guard is defeated. In it's place is a very undertrained militia - 1,000 men.

    At no casualties, 2 bands of militia are defeated, and Mexico City falls.



    The defeated Mexican government flees to Cancun in Yucatan. With this, the American victory is at hand. Compounding the flight is the fall of Villa Hemosa. Cancun is the last independent city in Mexico.



    18,000 Infantry and 16,000 Cavalry were deployed in the jungles of Yucatan, poised to invade and swipe Cancun.

    Week 13:

    In the IBT, Russia joins Mexico in it's trade embargo against us. Mexico is not exactly bright when picking allies...

    Cancun is attacked, and 3,000 cavalry are injured. But there are no more troops, so it is captured.



    ..And by extension:



    While President Cleveland informs the public he was opposed to the war, he nonetheless capitalises on it's success. He and Congress draft up a new plan to create the "Mexico Provisional State", until a final status is achieved. Mexico maintains a seperate government, but a lot of it's abilities - such as taxes and defense - fall under the jurisdiction of the United States. The President remains opposed to annexation of Mexico, but the Imperialist faction is growing in strength, talking about how annexing Mexico would strengthen the economy and provide for better security. The American economy's growing strength as a result of it's puppet state just proves their point.

    But just as the Mexico Provisional State is founded, Republicans in Congress want to continue further gains while they still can. A quick look at the Central American region showed that they possessed a mere 10,000 troops all together. The government aims for Guatemala city - defended by 2,000 militia.

    Cleveland opposes the Congress once again, but he is overwhelmed by their vote. The United States goes to war with Guatemala.



    As a result, the other Central American states join them in their defense.

    At no cost to American soldiers, Guatemala falls. The United States then decides to launch an assault on Tegucigalpa, the capital of the Central American coalition. The hills slowed down the soldiers sufficiently enough the capital would survive for another month.



    The President - a staunch non-interventionist as mentioned before - does approve a peaceful measure - a trans-North American railway. Mexico's conquest and underdevelopment meant that in order to effectively defend such a long strip of territory, railways would need to be in order. The route is to go from Houston to Monterrey, where it will join up with a pre-existing rail which leads to Mexico City. From there, the railway will head south to Guatemala and Villa Hemosa.

    Within a month, one can travel by railway from New York to Mexico City without having to use a road.

    The President's First Quarter has excellent reviews - 96% approval rating - the highest of any leader in the world.
     
  3. Tani Coyote

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    Week 17:

    In the IBT, Japan signs an embargo with Central America against the United States. Spain joins in. The Central American navy tries to sink American vessels, but horribly fails.



    Russia demands 100 gold as well. The President does not wish for the Russians to reclaim Alaska, so he complies with Congressional consent. The United States is far too busy siezing territory, and does not want to fight a war over Alaska. Grover Cleveland lets the Russians off with a warning that the USA will not back down a second time.

    The American naval vessels Stiletto, Baltimore, Newark, and San Francisco arrive off Tegucigalpa. They all open fire immediately. They all miss.

    6,000 American soldiers die besieging Tegucigalpa - but they wear down the defenders to 3,000 capable soldiers. Another 4,000 Cavalrymen die, but Tegucigalpa's garrison is brought down to 2,000. 10,000 more troops die, and Tegucigalpa's garrison is brought down to 1,000 City Guards. They are killed without casualties.

    At the price of 1,000 injured soldiers, the United States crushes Tegucigalpa's remaining defenders - the primitive militia. The Central Americans are doomed. 29,000 troops are then sent to the mountains north of Managua, the last Central American city.



    The railway is also added further on, and the route to Villa Hemosa is almost complete.

    "Remember Tegucigalpa!" becomes a rallying cry for the war, as 20,000 troops died trying to capture it. Many Americans had trouble saying it, due to underexposure to foreign languages.

    Week 21:



    With only 1,000 American casualties, the last city of Central America falls.

    The American Imperialists are (temporarily) sated, and choose not to attack the small, isolated city of Panama(under Colombian control) to the south as we have a right of passage with it's owners.

    To stir the waters further though, the USS Baltimore is ordered to block the Panama Canal Route. This causes international outcry - forcing many vessels to go around Canada or South America on the Trans-Ocean Route - but nobody wishes to go to war over a trivial issue. At the same time, a new canal is dug near Managua - allowing the United States to go between oceans with ease.

    The President commissions workers to be trained in Hawaii, then sent to the homeland - which is in desperate need of public works with it's extended territories.
     
  4. Tani Coyote

    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    Week 25:

    In the IBT, New Grenada tells us to get out of the Panama Canal. The President complies, and the world smiles as the USS Baltimore withdraws.

    Austria-Hungary comes wanting a right of passage and mutual protection pact, but we decline. We do however negotiate for Field Guns.



    Germany desires a mutual protection pact, but the United States' isolationist policy forces us to decline.

    In the homeland, many factories are constructed. The government places an emphasis on increasing production in the homelands, to reap the full benefits of an expanded nation.

    The railroad route to Guatemala is also nearly complete. Congress tells the American people that one day railways will stretch from Maine all the way to Panama.

    Having a large treasury of 13,717 gold, and a yearly income of nearly 20,000 gold, the government decides to pour some funds into the economy. 980 units are spent to pay overtime workers in the construction of factories - especially in Central America.

    Week 29:

    In the IBT, Tibet of all backward places come to us for a Mutual Protection Pact. We reject, but sell them a right of passage for 4 gold per turn and 11 gold.

    Congress decides to commission new vessels for the relatively weak American navy - the Indiana class battleships. (18 attack, 20 defense, 5 movement) 5 are to be produced by the city of Philadelphia.



    The government spends extra funds to train Volunteer Infantry on Midway and Wake Island. Plans are also made to establish naval bases in California, to supplement a new West Coast fleet of Indiana Class Battleships.
     
  5. Tani Coyote

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    Week 33:

    The United States North American Railway is almost complete. The city of Tegucigalpa is added to the network, and additions further south towards Managua are begun. Once completed, the rail-line will be extended to the border with Colombian-controlled Panama.

    The first raw materials unit is produced in Honolulu. The American government sends transports to pick it up - it will take 3 months time to reach the Hawaiian islands from San Francisco.

    Besides that, the year continues to fly by uneventfully for the Pan-American nation.

    Week 37:

    IBT, Japan comes for a mutual protection pact. We have the same reaction as always and refuse - but agree to a right of passage. They pay us 48 gold for it.

    As factories begin to dominate American cities, the President and Congress work together to build harbors. Navy facilities are also approved to be constructed throughout the American nation - and also in it's more distant provinces.

    Managua is linked up to the North American railway, and a final segment is due to be added in the coming weeks. Congress approves government spending across the board.

    Mass-production of factories, harbors and even marketplaces and banks comes to a total of 880 gold paid out by the government. The constant re-investment of funds is poised to make the United States a big player on the world level.

    A third quarter evaluation of the President's approval rating yields 94 percent...not as high as before, but President Cleveland remains a popular leader by far.
     
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    Week 41:

    IBT, the French come for a mutual protection pact...the AI seems to not learn how the Cleveland Administration desires isolation. The pact with France is rejected. We do not even bother signing a right of passage.

    Naval bases and facilities are finished far ahead of schedule thanks to last month's government-sponsored payments. With the East Coast rapidly deploying a fleet, a Western fleet is also seen as crucial to Hawaii's defenses. San Francisco is commissioned to construct 5 Indiana Class Vessels of it's own.



    The Pan American railway is completed. The United States can now effortlessly shuttle soldiers throughout the country as needed.

    The President and Congress then sign a new plan to build railways to every major city - to connect every city together and aid in defense and further prosperity. 80 percent of the public workers are sent north, while some remain in Central America to improve the region's infrastructure.

    The President breaks down the numbers like this:

    1 for Central America, 2 for Mexico, 3 for the United States proper.

    Congress also mandates that thanks to warm relations with Britain(and by extension Canada), the United States build a road from isolated Seward in Alaska to Dawson in Canada - thus linking it up with the many rich resources of the mainland.



    Week 45:

    154 gold is expended on Wake Island and Midway Island to train Colonial conscripts. Once they perform their duties on the islands, they will be shipped back to the homeland. Roads are built to resource deposits throughout American-held Latin America, and mine construction is scheduled to begin.

    Week 49:

    China comes to the USA for a mutual protection pact. We send them away. The United States has approved a 1 percent of GDP(currently 1939 a month) for the foreign aid budget... so the government gives them foreign aid amounts of 19 gold. This is to help China re-inforce itself against European aggression.



    The last Indiana is produced in Philadelphia. The East Coast's navy is now far larger, and boasts excellent ships to protect American interests. Naval construction is halted to allow the refinement of Law Enforcement. The Republicans in Congress believe this will keep anti-war protests low when they march to war against New Granada.
     
  7. Tani Coyote

    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    1896

    Week 1:

    Grover Cleveland's term is nearing it's end. In the ninth week of 1897, elections will be held.



    The United States discovers Colonial Administration II. This enables the production of cavalry abroad.

    3 Raw Materials units are delivered to San Francisco. The treasury increases by 300 gold. Most of the funds are expended to construct a winery in the same city.

    Hundreds of units of gold are expended to rush naval bases in San Diego and Guadalajara. Factories and railroad terminals are rushed in Mexico, in preparation for a railway linking all of Mexico.

    Week 5:



    IBT, La Plata(Peru, Paraguay and Bolivia) comes for a mutual protection pact. We instead negotiate a small treaty where they pay us 120 gold over time for a right of passage.

    To aid in the growth of the North American economy, stock exchanges are scheduled to be constructed in every major city. Mexico is also nearing integration with the United States.
     
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    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    We recieve word that Albert Einstein has published his Theory of Relativity in Munich, Germany. Hearing the info is of no real use to the American people at this juncture.

    Besides the mass-construction of naval bases in Central America, this year is marked by the admission of several Mexican states to the Union. The number is kept low - conservatives do not want foreigners having a major slice of American policies.

    In total, Mexico had 31 states and the Federal district. 7 of these were taken and turned into 5 states - Baja California(I), Sonora(II), Chihuahua(III), Coahuila(IV), and New Leon(V). Cleveland is opposed to annexation as usual, but the Republican majority in Congress overrules him.



    The Mexican Provisional state was merged with all the occupied Central American countries, creating the Central American Provisional State. The same legal framework was achieved - primarily independent, but with a shared foreign policy, military and executive branch with the United States.

    Week 13:

    Raw materials are produced in the colonies, but otherwise nothing major occurs.

    Week 17:

    Nothing nothing nothing. Just workers completing jobs and standard procedures. We also notice Panama has a Colombian riflemen now. No matter - we have plenty of ships to test it.

    Week 21:



    IBT, the Balkans come for a mutual protection pact. Ugh...the AI never learns. We do see if we can sell the Maxim Gun to them though. Republicans in Congress take note that within 8 weeks, all agreements with New Grenada will expire.
     
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    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    Week 25:

    Once again, a fool comes asking for a treaty. The USA refuses, but does buy the secrets of Pre-Dreadnoughts from Spain.



    Britain comes with an interesting "treaty."



    The British demand 100 gold, much like the Russians before them. Congress agrees, but says that next time, Britain won't be so lucky. The United States is far too busy eyeing the Caribbean and South America to fight over Canada.

    The British reply:



    Ohhhh, the US will give them a gesture alright. But it won't be friendly. It involves a finger and is considered extremely rude.

    The United States de facto adopts the Gold Standard.



    In this week, there is a large market panic, as it is discovered that nearly a third of annual income comes from overseas. Most of this income is due to dry up within a month. The United States decides to go around and put it's large budget to use...



    Russia pays us 20 gpt for 390 gold. Austria-Hungary pays us 20 gpt of 389 gold. The American panic ceases, temporarily. The expected arrival of raw materials in the homeland also decreases any panic.

    Week 29:

    The time had come for the next phase of American expansion. The isolated city of Panama was crying out for America to liberate it from the Colombian yoke. Grover Cleveland was - for the third time in his administration - forced to bring a war that Congress demanded, as part of his Presidential responsibility to the people.



    Indeed, there was a war they were not aware of - the war with the United States.

    Panama's garrison was wounded, and the Colombian oppressors were disposed of. Militiamen had to take the defensive, as the United States catered to it's 2,000 casualties. With no further casualties, Panama City was captured, and the United States's territory included every part of North America besides the Caribbean and Canada.



    The city of Caracas - in Venezuela - was attacked. The Naval Academy of New Grenada was destroyed in the attacks. It's defenders were heavily wounded, and Marines attacked from the sea. Though 4,000 men were lost in the ensuing battle, Caracas was left barely standing - a band of militia protected it.

    In the state of Baja California, two bands of Colonial workers arrive, with some raw materials. The raw materials are sent to be processed in San Francisco.
     
  10. Tani Coyote

    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    Week 33:

    The USA tears up it's right of passage agreements with the Filipinos and the Hispaniolas.

    Spain signs an embargo against us with New Grenada.



    With almost no casualties, the United States captures Caracas. The downfall of New Grenada becomes apparent.



    With 5,000 dead Cavalrymen and 4,000 infantry casualties, we reduce Ciudad Bolivar to militiamen. We capture it with only 1,000 casualties. The American government rechristens it Bolivar City.

    Week 37:



    In the IBT, Austria-Hungary aligns with the Franco-British-Balkan block. Poor Germany, all alone.

    We also buy Colonial Admin III from Germany for 1600 gold. (We are boycotting Britain)



    American troops besiege Medallin. 3,000 casualties are sustained, but all the Colombian riflemen are disposed of. 4,000 more casualties, and Medallin was in American hands.

    The ambitions United States Army then proceed to go against the capital - Bogota. The powerful City Guard militia protected it. At high casualties - 15,000 wounded or killed - the capital of Colombia fell. New Grenada ceased to exist, as Ecuador was all that was left.



    4,000 died to kill the main defenders of Quito, Ecuador. After that, no men died defeating the last bastion of New Grenada. Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Venezuela, and even parts of British Guiana were all now in American hands.

    The player discovers that Bogota has an Industrialization resource under it for some reason. Plans are made for there to be a handicap - no homeland troops in Colombia or all of South America.

    It took only 3 months, but the United States had greatly enlarged it's territories, and now could fully enforce the Monroe doctrine on all of South America.

     
  11. DJ Bonebraker

    DJ Bonebraker a.k.a Laura

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    Still warmongering, I see. ;)

    Also, I can't believe my eyes! That's my Gatling Gun unit that I made a good while back ther in your last two screen shots! Is the gatling gun an artillery unit or a regular type unit in this mod?
     
  12. Tani Coyote

    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    The Gatling Gun is the US's main advantage in the early game. While the AI has to wait for the Maxim Gun tech to build machine guns, the USA can build them right from the get go. It's a normal unit, 4 or 5 attack, 12 defense. :) Also with bombardment capability, if extremely limited.
     
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    Ah, so it's sorta like the machinegun units in the WWII Pacifac conquest.
     
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    Week 41:

    In the IBT, Brazil says the USA "bestrides the globe like a Colossus" and asks for a mutual protection pact and right of passage. The USA grants them a right of passage, but refuses to negotiate a mutual protection pact.

    Seward was linked to Dawson last turn, but was not reported. Seward, Alaska can now build a full line of naval vessels and units - at least until the Brits declare war.

    Week 41 also sees a large buildup of American forces around Hispaniola.

    Week 45:

    President Cleveland is once again drawn into a war by the opposition in Congress. The new target? Hispaniola. Just 2 months after conquering New Grenada and siezing control of the Panama Canal, the United States seeks to occupy/annex further territories.

    President Cleveland makes the call - and hopes it's the last time he will do so during his administration.



    Against the 28,000 Dominican-Haitian coalition forces, stood 54,000 American soldiers, backed up by a sizeable naval force.



    Week 49:

    In the IBT, Portugal signs an emargo against us. As does Austria-Hungary. Standard rights of passage are re-negotiated, often involving more gold per term being sent to the growing American state.



    The American Intelligence Agency is finally put together in Washington at the request of the Republican Party. It will enable the United States to observe countries while at war.

    In Hispaniola, the American juggernaut prepares to eliminate the Haitian factions on the island. The powerful Virginia Class Battleships reduced Port Au Prince's main garrison of 14,000 men to a mere 4,000. At the cost of 3,000 casualties, that was reduced to 2,000 men. 1,000 City Guards took up the defense. We lost only 1,000 of our soldiers disposing of them. At no further casualties, the local militia was crushed, and the Republic of Haiti fell into American hands.



    The time then went to dispose of the Dominican half of the island. In the weeks after the fall of Port-Au-Prince, half of Hispaniola was taken over by American troops. The effective American occupation zone extended right to Santo Domingo's outskirts.

    Santo Domingo's men were cut down to 6,000 from 14,000. With only 3,000 casualties, the entire garrison was massacred, and the United States took over Hispaniola.

    Hispaniola's countries did not become a "provisional state". Hispaniola was instead turned into an overseas territory, and referred to as the "Commonwealth of Hispaniola."



    Cleveland sat in his office for the next 3 months, glad his term was nearly over. He tried and tried, yet Congress continued to go to war. His second term had seen the fall of Mexico, Central America's many countries, Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador. Finally, the Dominican Republic and Haiti had been merged into another conquered possession. Cleveland feared what his successor would do.
     
  15. Jorgo_Mono

    Jorgo_Mono No, Not like the disease!

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    Wait, how are Mutual Protection Pacts and tech trading available? I don't recall being able to do those in my games...did you change the biq yourself?

    Oh, good story by the way. Eagerly following this and First Reich
     
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    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    Yes, I tinkered with them. During the first era, most techs are available, but during the following ones, most are locked up. Mutual Protection Pacts were also added to help contain imperialism on one power's part - the British and French almost always align, for instance.
     
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    In the IBT, a man masquerading as "Pliny" publishes a volume of the most advanced nations in the world. The American regime is not amongst them.

    We discover the Lowland Countries - a de facto entity created by the Belgians and Dutch in face of growing competition at home and abroad - has discovered 20th Century Medicine, AND Advanced Mining Techniques. The government goes to them for these technologies.



    During his last two months of office, President Cleveland faces a crisis on Cuba. The Cuban militias have taken up arms, and are waging war for control of their island. From their fortified city of Nuevitas, they command 1/4 of the island and a quarter of it's population. While abroad Cleveland is opposed to intervention, he has also changed the Monroe doctrine to imply that any matter in the Americas can have a potential American interest. Not wanting the Spanish regime to decay, the United States agrees to intervene - if it can recieve special concessions and priveleges on Cuba. Spain agrees. The United States goes to war with the Cuban rebellion, and deploys much of the army that had invaded Hispaniola.

    The Rebellion employs an estimated 18,000 soldiers - including 6,000 highly-trained City Guards. The United States sends 18,000 infantry, and 17,000 cavalry. They were soon joined by 20,000 more troops from Mexico. The fact the Cuban soldiers had been worn down to 5,000 men by naval assault didn't help their chances.

     
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    In the IBT...Chile declares war on the United States!



    They attack our new outposts in Colombia... with a single riflemen. The President assures the American people that the United States Army is more then a match for Chile.
    France and Britain renew their mutual protection pact.



    The United States gains a military advantage - a National Military Academy is constructed in the capital. We can now field veteran homeland troops, which will put Chile on edge when we come for them.

    On Cuba, the rebellion is dying. Thanks to starvation, 2/11 - nearly 20 percent - of the rebel troops have vanished.

    With 2,000 casualties, we crush 3,000 Cuban troops, including their elite city guards. 3,000 more casualties, and Nuevitas falls. The Cuban rebellion is crushed. Spain's rule of Cuba is secure... until the United States sees fit to evict them.



    Congress uses the threat of Chile to convince Cleveland to sign a mutual protection pact with Brazil, the (relatively) major power of South America. With it's central location, it is believed they could be of use to the American campaigns in South America.



    As well, embargos are signed with all South American countries against Chile. Chile finds itself diplomatically and economically isolated. The United States also reviews it's budget.

    Congress moves the foreign aid budget up to 3 percent. This allows money sent to other countries to equal a total of 109 units of gold per term. 19 units of gold per term are sent to our ally, Brazil.



    To aid in the war against Chile, the President dispatches an expeditionary force of 24,000 US infantry to South America. A spy network is also set up inside the country. The Chilean military's secrets are waiting to be discovered at the President's command. A force of 57,000 men - straight from Cuba - is also sent to South America. Within the next month, they will march to war against Chile.

    Outside the city of Chuquicamata, 24,000 men entrenched themselves in the mountains, ready to sieze Chile's coal supplies.
     
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    Week 9:

    IBT, Argentina wants a Protection Pact. We reject it, as we desire Chile for ourselves. We already have Brazil as an ally anyways.

    On Inauguration Day - March 4 - the United States makes it's move, mere hours before President William McKinley takes office. 5,000 casualties were sustained to kill the Chilean riflemen at Chuquicamata. Unfortunately, we lack the force to conquer the city's hordes of militia. But the large army arriving from Brazil will allow us to change that next turn.

    Besides hordes of troops arriving at the doorsteps of Chile, nothing else occurs.

    Week 13:



    We complete Battlefield Medicine in St. Louis.

    The battle of Chuquicamata resumes. With 2,000 more casualties, we slay the 3,000 man militia, and Chile loses one of it's towns to the United States. With the city comes the Chilean coal deposits.



    The city is rechristened McKinleyville, in honor of the President.

    4,000 Cavalry were sent south to Chanaral, where they disposed of the militia with ease.



    The President then says we should continue the advance against the capital - Santiago. Santiago fields 6,000 City Guards, and 8,000 Chilean infantry. We have 58,000 cavalrymen to send against the city.

    Despite 13,000 casualties, the City Guards are disposed of. 11,000 casualties later, the capital of Chile became part of the Chilean Provisional State. As a result of the Battle of Santiago, Chile has lost nearly half it's population, and at least a third of it's territory.



    With the ongoing victories, the President ordered an assault on Valdivia further south. If the city fell, the border between the Provisional State and Independent Chile would fall inside forests and hills, providing mutual security. 13,000 casualties later, the United States had disposed of it's main infantry force. Militiamen were a thorn in our side, as usual. With only 1,000 more casualties sustained, the USA took Valdivia, and the copper mines of Chile had fallen as well.



    The President was willing to discuss peace with Chile, warning them Brazil could get involved, but they refused. Before considering peace again, he decided the United States should rob Chile of it's last valuable resource - oil. Arica along the border with La Plata had oil fields. Hills prevented any fast and rapid conquest - hence why the Army had avoided it in favor of a route to Santiago. The last forces of our army - 46,000 soldiers - were sent to the hills outside Arica.
     
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    Week 17:

    In the IBT, Britain signs an embargo against us with Chile. Okay. The Chilean navy also moves towards Colombia.

    We complete the Wright Brothers in Atlanta. As well, we get the long-awaited message:



    12,000 dead and 1,000 more casualties at Arica cause the city to fall into our hands. The President decides to halt our advance. The total amount of troops is now down to 79,000. The reason the number is larger then before, is because the United States has drawn upon resources from Hispaniola and the US Proper.

    After learning Chile can only field 8,000 more soldiers thanks to our spies, the President resumes our assault. 49,000 troops are deployed to task Puerto Aisen, the new capital of Chile.

    Week 21:

    IBT, Germany signs an embargo against us. The President makes a note to be less friendly towards Germany.

    More interestingly, World War I is about to begin:



    With the Austro-Russian War, Britain will be dragged in alongside Austria, and this will in turn drag in the French. Russia is expected to be defeated, unless a miracle occurs - such as an alliance with Germany. The fact the Balkans and France have ended their alliance will help Russia's position against Austria-Hungary.

    Congress notices that the US has a large empty foreign aid slot - 28 gold per term. Congress decides to send this to Russia - McKinley's administration is far less isolationist in nature. He fears the power of an enlarged Britain or France. Discovering they have technology to be traded, the United States trades for it instead - giving the Russians 1500 units of gold and 28 gold per term. We hope the cash injection will help Russia grow in strength.

    With the war abroad settled, we look at the war at home - against Chile. 8,000 casualties were sustained to kill the 8,000 troops inside Puerto Aisen.



    31,000 soldiers are then sent against Punta Arenas - the last free Chilean city. Their "President" is likely regretting ever attacking the United States.
     

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