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Rise of the American Empire

Discussion in 'Imperium OffTopicum' started by Tani Coyote, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. Tani Coyote

    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    Battles

    Lousiana

    5 battles against localities: 5-0

    +1 Land XP

    Pacifica


    5 battles against localities; 4-1.

    Despite their victory over the Pacifican military, the forces of inner California promptly resumed their bickering.

    +1 Land XP

    Navajo

    5 battles against localities; 5-0.

    +1 Land XP

    New York City

    3 battles against localities; 2-1.

    Against all odds, the locals of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard repel an invasion by the New York military. A few lucky mine strikes and sniper bullets are enough to keep the islands under the control of the local brigands.

    +1 Land XP

    Bermuda

    4 battles against localities; 4-0.

    +1 Land XP

    Georgia

    10 battles against localities; 7-3.

    -1 Army, +2 Land XP

    Georgia loses one-third of its battles, losing an army in the process, but the down and dirty battles leave the surviving armies more hardened and able to survive in worse odds.

    Cherokee Nation

    5 battles against localities. 5-0.

    +1 Land XP

    Keetowah

    5 battles against localities. 4-1.

    +1 Land XP

    With charisma, compromise and a handful of convenient accidents, several counties in the former Carolinas have found new leadership in the aftermath of repelling the Keetowah. The Carolina Republic is proclaimed!

    Divine Mandate

    5 battles against localities. 5-0.

    +1 Land XP

    Quebec

    5 battles against localities. 5-0.

    +1 Land XP

    Tennessee

    5 battles against localities. 5-0.

    +1 Land XP

    Alberta

    3 battles against localities. 3-0.

    +1 Land XP

    Los Salvadores

    5 battles against localities. 5-0.

    +1 Land XP
     
  2. Tani Coyote

    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    Public Perception of Prestige

    The signing of a defensive pact between Louisiana and a Mandate makes it the first significant alliance of the Post-War period, and gives hope for future peace in North America. (+3 prestige)

    The Mandate and Los Salvadores, in spite of the powerful personalities ruling each, have signed a non-aggression Pact. Some worry that it will just be a modern Molotov-Ribbentrop, but optimists feel it bodes well for the southern United States, as war between Louisiana, Los Salvadores, and the Mandate is increasingly unlikely. (+2 prestige)

    Alberta and Sparta have signed a Non-Aggression Pact, making the scattered peoples of the former Canadian West feel at peace. (+1 prestige)

    The American Republic has gained a reputation as a defender of human freedom as a result of its Charlie Doctrine, which proclaims that the Republic will assist states facing undue aggression. Many are optimistic about the Republic’s role in preserving national peace, but the Charlie Doctine has not yet been put to the test. (+5 prestige)

    The American rump government in Washington, D.C. has proclaimed its interest in peaceful reunification despite its assertion that it is the legitimate government of the United States. People across the USA feel less worried about the regime’s plans as a result. (+2 prestige)

    New York City has established a large thalassocracy, with extensive territories as far south as the Florida panhandle and as far north as Nova Scotia. In an era of chaos, the New Yorker trading outposts have helped bring stability, and many merchants are directing traffic through these outposts for their safety and enrichment. (+5 prestige)

    The American Republic has signed a defensive alliance with Georgia. Some question the effectiveness of the alliance given the distance, but optimists hope the American Republic’s possible involvement will help keep any disputes over Georgia’s broad land claims peaceful. Nonetheless, the alliance is viewed as possibly contrary to the Charlie Doctrine given the territorial ambitions of Georgia overlapping with those of the Keetowah and Bermuda, and so the alliance has had a mixed reception. (+1 prestige)

    Quebec, Georgia and the Cherokee lead the way in the might of their armies. Numbers and experience work to make it so there is no clear leader among them, but there is no power that can match any one-on-one. (+5 prestige)

    Quebec and New York City lead the way in naval power, though no one would yet consider them hegemonic in the field. (+2 prestige) Sparta and Bermuda’s fleets float and follow slowly behind them. (+1 prestige)

    There is not yet a clear dominant power in the skies, but Georgia and the Navajo have a slight lead over all others. (+2 prestige) Duluth, the Lakota, and Chicago serve as close rivals. (+1 prestige)

    New York City remains the foremost economic power (+2 prestige) but Chicago, Pacifica, and the Divine Mandate are closely behind. (+1 prestige)

    With large, fertile lands, the Washington Heirs and the Syndicates are clear leaders in economic potential (+3 prestige), though the Navajo and Pacifica also boast large tracts of land open to settlement. (+2 prestige)
     
  3. Tani Coyote

    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    National Issues

    Assigned alphabetically. How you respond to issues can affect prestige.

    Actions (alliances, wars, agreements, strength in a category, etc.) beyond your response to issues affect prestige as well, of course.

    Alberta

    N/A

    Republic of America

    Charlie Doctrine: America’s prestige hinges on providing assistance to those who are unjustly attacked, or giving good reason to not supporting those who are attacked.

    Dixie Crisis: The Alliance with Georgia causes some anxiety due to the possibility of war in the Southeastern United States, as well as the potential hollowness of the Charlie Doctrine. Some classify Georgia as the aggressor due to its extensive claims in a region the Keetowah and Bermuda were interested in, whereas others classify Bermuda and the Keetowah as aggressors due to not expanding elsewhere. Either way, it would be good for the Republic to peacefully settle any disputes to avoid potential diplomatic (as well as economic and military) fallout.

    United States of America (Washington Heirs)

    Dixie Crisis: The proximity of a possible war zone to Washington-controlled territory has made the people anxious.

    Class War: The attempts of the Syndicates and Meiguo to encircle each other raise the possibility of heightened tensions and war on the Northern border. An ideological war between the workers’ democracy and the shareholders’ democracy would likely destabilize the D.C.-controlled areas.

    Bermuda

    Keetowah: The dispute with the Keetowah over Lake Strom Thurmond requires resolution.

    Georgia: The Georgians claim all of the former states of Georgia and South Carolina barring those under Bermudan control prior to 2060. So long as this claim remains, there is always the possibility for conflict.

    Carolina: The rise of a new, but relatively weak, state in Carolina raises an opportunity to radically alter the balance of power in Dixie. Bermuda must deliberate how to approach the new state.

    Carolina

    Georgia: Georgia’s claims to South Carolina indicate that the Carolina Republic could come under attack by them in the long-term.

    Keetowah: Carolina was formed in the aftermath of an unsuccessful Keetowah offensive. It is technically in a state of war which it cannot hope to win. Carolina must either find allies or make peace.

    Cherokee

    Keetowah: The conservative, traditionalist Keetowah are likely to inspire national debate for some time.

    Chicago

    N/A

    Divine Mandate

    N/A

    Duluth-Superior

    N/A

    Florida

    Dixie Crisis: The proximity of a possible war zone to Florida territory has made the people anxious.

    Georgia

    Dixie Crisis: Bermuda, Keetowah, and Carolina have all seized territories considered legitimately Georgian.

    Keetowah

    Bermuda: Bermudan soldiers have occupied territories that had peacefully sworn loyalty to the Keetowah.

    Georgia: Georgia’s claims to newly-acquired Keetowah territories raise the possibility of future conflict.

    Carolina: Some of the Carolinas have rallied behind a central leadership in the wake of repelling a Keetowah invasion. They are technically still at war with the Keetowah, and how the Keetowah handle them is likely to have serious short and long-term consequences.

    Cherokee: The Westernized Cherokee are likely to inspire national debate for some time.

    Lakota

    N/A

    Los Salvadores

    Mexico: Hampering Mexican efforts to interfere north of the Rio Grande will do wonders for popularity.

    Louisiana

    N/A

    Meiguo

    Cold War: The freedom-hating socialists of the American Syndicates have blocked westward expansion! People are anxious to see how the tensions with the Syndicates play out.

    Navajo

    N/A

    New York City

    Meiguo-Syndicate Tensions: New York’s status as a city-state on the Meiguo border means it has an inherent interest in the tensions between the Meiguo and Syndicates.

    Dixie Crisis: Border disputes, alliances, and armed conflict all raise the strong possibility of war in the southeast. New York has a stake in how the tensions progress.

    Florida: With the sudden acquisition of the Florida panhandle, there is the possibility of tensions with Florida. Mediation would be good to ensure the territory does not cause any ill will between New York and Florida.

    Pacifica

    N/A

    Quebec

    Meiguo-Syndicate Tensions: Quebec’s close friendship with fellow communists in the neighboring Syndicates gives it a vested interest in the relationship between them and the capitalist Meiguo.

    Sparta

    N/A

    Syndicates (American Federation of)

    Cold War: The labor-exploiting imperialists of Meiguo have blocked eastward expansion! People are anxious to see how the tensions with Meiguo plays out.

    Tennessee

    Dixie Crisis: Tennessee’s interest in preventing pointless war and defending the innocent from attack means it has a vested interest in the tensions to the east.
     
  4. Sniiperman456

    Sniiperman456 Warlord

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    Are you going to post a spread sheet?
     
  5. Tani Coyote

    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    Update II: Fall 2060

    Stats

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    National Issues

    As a note, I counted claims made in thread for this turn, but in future turns, please include your claims in your Orders PM as well. This speeds up the update process. Claims made in-thread but not included in orders PMs will henceforth be ignored. Claims are automated in absence of orders, but no military units will be used to make them.

    With the rise of numerous possible conflicts, the use of espionage and embargoes as tools cannot be understated. You are limited to a single espionage action per turn, but espionage remains immensely powerful nonetheless. You cannot use military units the turn you produce them, but you can use spies the turn you do so. You’re also able to frame third parties for a spy action, as a reminder.

    Regarding neutral territory: air wings and navies can fill the role of a second Army (raising the probability of annexation to 95%), but there must be at least one Army in an invasion. Additional units past the first two do not alter the probability.

    It is a Fall turn. Weather can be accounted for in war plans.

    Next turn will see the start of Prestige annexation. This is where neutral provinces join your empire at no extra cost based on your prestige. At the start, very few provinces will be allotted among the top Prestige ranks, but as time goes on, the number of provinces to be distributed – and the number of states they will be distributed between – will increase. Maximizing Prestige is the name of the game.

    Some of you have something in the “Vault.” This is money that was not spent.

    Border Dispute!

    The region around Lake Strom Thurmond (or Clark Hills Lake) has become the subject of a border dispute between Bermuda and the Keetowah. Keetowah agents won the loyalty of the region, but Bermuda has used military might to augment its local annexation efforts.

    While Bermuda has powerful effective authority with its troop presence, many of the locals are favorable to Keetowah rule due to its diplomatic efforts. It remains to be seen how the rival claimants will settle the dispute.

    The Dixie Crisis

    A series of overlapping events have led to the former states of Georgia and Carolina becoming a possible flashpoint for future conflict.

    Not only do Keetowah and Bermudan forces and agents compete for dominance in the Strom Thurmond region, but Keetowah agents have laid claim to areas Confederate Georgia was openly planning to seize before a shortage of manpower precluded this.

    Making matters worse, Georgia has claimed that all the land in Georgia and South Carolina rightly belongs to it, lands that both the Keetowah and Bermudans have expanded into. The rise of an independent Carolina Republic in the north has further complicated the issue.

    As it stands, only the Carolina Republic and Bermuda do not have grievances against each other. The signing of a defensive pact between the Utah-based American Republic and Confederate New Georgia has many people – both locals and distant observers – concerned that a regional war could erupt and expand into a continental one.

    Neutral Florida is considered the “swing state” in the region, as giving its assistance to either side in the Georgia dispute would likely make it the dominant one. The same goes for New York City, which now has a presence in the Florida panhandle.
     
  6. Omega124

    Omega124 Challenging Fate

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    Quebec and The American Federation of Syndicates are pleased to announce the formation and the recreation of The Internationale. Free peoples will stick stogether in friendship and labor to strike against any and all bourgeois imperialists who dare attack the people's sovreignty.

    An Injury to One is an Injury to All!
     
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    Une blessure à l'un est une blessure pour tous!
     
  8. christos200

    christos200 Never tell me the odds

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    From: American Republic
    To: Bermuda, Keetowah

    We hope that you will be able to reach a compromise regarding the border dispute and not escalate this dispute into an open conflict. While the American Republic does not wish to intervene in the region and does not see a need to participate in any negotiations you may have, we are ready to help in any way we can, including financially, in bringing an end to the dispute.

    From: American Republic
    To: Georgia, Bermuda, Keetowah

    The American Republic hopes that you will not come into conflict and that a compromise will be reached between your countries. As with the Strom Thurmond dispute, we are ready to help in bringing a conclusion to this dispute too.

    From: American Republic
    To: Meiguo, Syndicates

    We've heard reports that there are tensions between your two countries. This may be an exaggeration, nevertheless we hope that whatever tensions you have, you will resolve them peacefully and not resort to military conflict.
     
  9. Kinich-Ahau

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    The Cherokee Nation is claiming the following lands this season:
     
  10. CELTICEMPIRE

    CELTICEMPIRE Zulu Conqueror

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    In accordance to the 2057 Constitution of Louisiana, Presidential and Congressional elections are to be held shortly after the entirety of Louisiana has been liberated.

    "My first term as President is nearing its end. I hope that you look at the last four years and see the defeat of the warlords, the improvement of the economy, and the securing of peace and cooperation with the Divine Mandate. I trust they will make the right decision."

    -President Robert Jackson, People's-Lafayette

    "The administration of President Jackson has done nothing to improve the lives of Louisiana's working class. He cares nothing about the poor, the disadvantaged, or the environment."

    -Activist Betty Boudreaux, Socialist-Baton Rouge

    "President Jackson's actions in the last year have been shameful. He brags about bringing peace to Louisiana, something he accomplished by giving amnesty to treasonous warlords! He has also allowed priests of a strange religion into the country."

    -City Councilman George Green, National-New Orleans

    Jackson/Martinez: 637,587, 71.0%
    Boudreaux/Freeman: 129,313, 14.4%
    Green/Harrison: 108,659, 12.1%
    Others: 22,450, 2.5%

    As Jackson was extremely popular he won in a landslide. Much of the Socialist support came from angry supporters of warlords who surrendered. Some people claim that voters living in part of Louisiana were intimidated when heading to the polls.

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    Jackson >75%
    75%>Jackson>50%
    Jackson<50%
    Boudreaux<50%
    75%>Boudreaux>50%

    In the Congressional elections the People's party won 93 out of 100 seats. The Socialist Party came in second with five. The National Party and the Libertarians each won a seat.



    Soon afterword, Congress passed a bill stating that "The economy of Louisiana will be a mixed one, neither Communism or unregulated Capitalism will be the policy of this government."
     
  11. christos200

    christos200 Never tell me the odds

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    Presidential Speech


    Charlie Harper, President of the American Republic, gave a televised speech directed not only to the people of the country but also to all American countries. "Martin Luther King had a dream: that all people, despite the color of their skin, could come together, live in harmony and be judged only by their character. The American Republic embodies that dream. People of all races and ethnicity, whatever their religion or personal beliefs are, can live together in harmony in our Republic and prosper. Anyone who works hard, no matter if he or she is White, Black, Asian or Latino, can rise to the top. This dream may have been realized, but I also have another dream which, unfortunately, has not yet been realized. That dream is that all countries of America, despite their ethnic, religious and political differences, can cooperate together and live in peace. That we can assist each other and look forward towards a future without wars. Border disputes and ideological crusades threaten the fragile peace of our continent. But we must not let hatred consume us. We must not allow populist leaders to divide us. We must come together. Not united through war but through peace. We must learn to love each other and leave behind past hatred. There is nothing that really divides the peoples of Bermuda, of Georgia, of California, of Utah and many other territories from cooperating and living in harmony and peace. As leader of the American Republic, I am committed to upholding peace in our continent. Not because I want to be a leader but because I have this dream. And this dream will be realized, for the peoples of the American countries will not allow warmongering leaders to divide them. This message is a call for all of you fellow Americans, no matter the country you live, your ethnicity or religion, to stand up for peace and refuse to follow the sirens of hatred and war. The American Republic has your back!"

    Economic Stimulus Package


    - Finance Minister George Yen-Shiang

    The President has passed a new multi-billion stimulus package. The Finance Minister, George Yen-Shiang, said, "This stimulus package will stimulate the economy by increasing the purchasing power of businessmen and allowing them to expand their businesses and create new jobs in the private sector. Our goal is to create thousands of new jobs and expand the economy and this stimulus package will achieve this goal."

    Asked whether there will be more tax cuts, he replied: "There will be in the near future but we already cut taxes in spring and we must await for the economy to expand before further cutting the taxation. You can expect new tax cuts either in winter or next spring, depending on the growth of the economy and the revenue produced. Our goal is to eventually have a flat tax of 15% and a VAT of 14% and eliminate most other taxes, but before this happens our economy must expand in order to make sure that there will be no deficit."
     
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    Prime Minister Crittenden is proud to announce the signing of a defensive pact between the Cherokee Nation and the Duluth-Superior Commonwealth
     
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    The Sect of Eight are pleased with current efforts; the peace and stability of our expansion is but more evidence of the Prophet's divine will. Soon we will create a haven on the Earth! Praise the Prophet!



    The red mark land to be claimed by two armies each, saving the residents from the forces of evil.
    Blue is the marking of peaceful conversion from unguarded land into Mandate territory.

    The two lands marked with green are of a public request to our friends; one of these marked lands will be claimed by our armed forces (the dark green to be claimed with aid of fleet) for the sake of the greater good.

    Dearest Louisiana: we wish to establish a naval presence near Florida to both help our efforts to spread Iccan across the land and to allow us a means to safe guard the seas from Mexican incursion. Will you agree that our deployment is not a threat to your own efforts? If you agree we expand into the green; if disagree we expand into the dark green. Either way we must counter the Mexican incursion into the northern Americas! Our expansion near Florida may allow us to help with the crisis in Rio Grande.

    We will ask Florida to consider a non-aggression pact with us.
     
  14. Tani Coyote

    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    Orders lock in 96 hours.
     
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    Sparta is pleased to announce it is increasing its boot camp time from 10 weeks to 13 weeks. This will produce better soldiers as part of the "Spartan army initiative".
     
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    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    Los Salvadores

    With the recent expansion of Salvadorean territory, there has been a natural increase in the number of executions slated to be carried out on Christmas Day 2060.

    Thus far, dozens of elites in the annexed territories have been successfully charged with crimes ranging from robbery to murder. The most serious crimes – murder, sexual assault, and hate crimes – all carry a death sentence. Lesser crimes frequently involve corporal punishment with a stern warning to not repeat the offense. Seeking out and charging those guilty of crimes in annexed territories is expected to take at least a year’s time, with punishments given ex post facto for crimes committed prior to Salvadorean rule.

    The Christmas Purification will, as has been the standard for years, consist primarily of breaking on the macuahuitl and be broadcast on national television. Los Salvadorean leader El Gano will personally execute many of the condemned in his capacity as Standard Bearer of Justice. El Gano is well-known for having standardized the use of the Aztec macuahuitl for ceremonial purposes in Los Salvadorean society, and it has become associated both with state power and El Gano himself.

    “Whatever these people had going for them that let them do these terrible things, that is over. Civilization is coming back to America.” El Gano said on the subject.

    Tennessee

    Tennessee announces that it will, as usual, send its annual friendship basket to Los Salvadores. Also as usual, a note will be included calling El Gano a bloodthirsty psychopath.

    Carolina


    The Carolina Republic asks for terms of peace from the Keetowah Nightingale Society. The Republic has no interest in a quarrel with the Keetowah.

    Carolina requests a defensive alliance with any nation willing to extend its hand in friendship to it.
     
  17. CELTICEMPIRE

    CELTICEMPIRE Zulu Conqueror

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    We do not see the deployment as a threat, but we would still prefer that you did not claim the land near Florida. Louisiana has no plans of western expansion, so we will not interfere with your claims in what was once Texas.

    -Richard Comte, Secretary of State
     
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    As a ally of the Divine Mandate your concern will be heeded; the dark green spot on the map will be the route of expansion. We will however require to have naval sphere increased...

    We wish to ask Florida if they would agree to allow our military patrol vessels to use their ports for refilling. We need to increase our sea range to keep Mexico from threatening the south-eastern waters of the former United States. Mexican expansion into the former USA would be most unacceptable.
     
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    gay_Aleks communism will win.

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    To: Kingdom of Alberta
    From: Pacifica

    We see that you're a growing nation, staking out land in Canada. However, we also see that Canada is slowly being carved out and claimed - by the militaristic Spartans in the North and the Francophone communists in the East. In due time, they shall be at your borders. It'd be super nice, if like, you had a friend to watch out for you. A friend like...Pacifica? Of course, like all friends, you need to give something in order to gain something. In this case, we would like to minimalise all expansion from the 49th Parallel from the moment of the signing of this treaty. In exchange...well, you'll have the privilege to visit the glamorous Californian casinos, but also be protected by our mighty 155mm mobile artillery. You know, for the kids?
     
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    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    Alberta wishes to propose a full defensive alliance to Pacifica for the benefit of peace on North America's West Coast.

    The Kingdom shall swear off any and all expansion into Oregon, Idaho and Washington, with expansion south of the 49th Parallel to be minimized in favor of expansion into Canada. Alberta does not desire much south of the Missouri River, feeling the River will serve as a good defensive frontier.
     

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