1. We have added a Gift Upgrades feature that allows you to gift an account upgrade to another member, just in time for the holiday season. You can see the gift option when going to the Account Upgrades screen, or on any user profile screen.
    Dismiss Notice

The United Divided

Discussion in 'Imperium OffTopicum' started by Shadowbound, Dec 14, 2019.

  1. Marcher Jovian

    Marcher Jovian Prince

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2013
    Messages:
    423
    Governor Preuss signs the Baton Rouge Accord on behalf of the Province of Illinois. Further, we thank the American Republic for their commitment to stability in the Americas and look forwards to joining them in bringing peace to the continent.
     
  2. NinjaCow64

    NinjaCow64 The Continuation of the Dream Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2010
    Messages:
    7,804
    President Marcus Garvey confirms the Republic of Nova Afrika’s acceptance of this peace treaty with the Concordat des Franco-Américaines and Texas.

    We would like to confirm that we still consider ourselves in a state of war with the American Republic.
     
  3. LordArgon

    LordArgon Warlord

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2019
    Messages:
    287
    Gender:
    Male
    The Republic of Texas will sign this treaty and hope that peace and prosperity will return to the region.
     
  4. Belgarion95

    Belgarion95 Chieftain

    Joined:
    May 21, 2014
    Messages:
    55
    The Icarian Union signs the Baton Rouge Accord in the name of peace and prosperity.
     
  5. Shadowbound

    Shadowbound Scourge of God

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2007
    Messages:
    3,984
    The Seminole Republic is of course absolutely thrilled to sign.
     
  6. Crezth

    Crezth 話說天下大勢分久必合合久必分

    Joined:
    May 26, 2006
    Messages:
    10,451
    Location:
    北京皇城
    The Viceroy of New Spain signs the Baton Rouge Accord.

    To the people of New Spain: This is your victory! A century of indignation, corrected by your courage and grit! Cross now the Rio Grande as civilians and rejoin the ranks of our countrymen, who have been returned to the loving bosom of our great nation. What words do our enemies have for us, now? They can only bite their tongues and watch in bitter jealousy as the natural course of history reasserts itself.

    ¡Nueva España prevalecerá!
     
  7. Grandkhan

    Grandkhan Telvanni Master Wizard

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2011
    Messages:
    2,676
    Location:
    Inside a mushroom
    Louisiana signs the Baton Rouge Accord.

    Peace in our time!
     
  8. NinjaCow64

    NinjaCow64 The Continuation of the Dream Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2010
    Messages:
    7,804
    Founding Fathers of the Freedmans Republic and the Nova Afrikan Republic

    The Atlanta Crisis

    The Second American Revolution (known as the Civil War in the American Republic) was a bitter pill to swallow for the American Republic. The Northern States had succeeded into their American Free States. While they were still able to practice slavery, few nations were willing to trade with them due to overwhelming negative public perception of the Republic in Europe, causing the American Republic to fall into an economic crisis.

    In the late 19th Century, the American Republic would weaken the institution of slavery and eventually abolish it in exchange for economic agreements with their neighbours and Europe. Liberals in Europe and the European Colonies in North America celebrated these agreements as the best way to end the vile institution of slavery and improve the lot of the African American, whose plight had captured the imagination of Europeans. However, African Americas suffered a great deal of indignities and had few rights under this system of racial segregation. Every time a victory was secured by the African American community, they would be subject to reprisals by the white populace who subjected them to racial violence and pogroms.

    In 1895 the racial violence reached a fever pitch, resulting in mass racial violence committed against African Americans in what is now known as the Atlanta Crisis. Europe was particularly shocked by reports coming out of Georgia and the populace demanded that their governments do something about it.

    Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois – Feuding Founding Fathers of the Freedmans Republic

    Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois were African Americans who spent their childhoods in the American Free State and were part of a privileged “black elite” that had access to higher education and financial opportunity. The two men were prominent figures in late 19th Century African American liberation movements, but they strongly disagreed on methodology. Washington advocated for building a financial base for African Americans throughout the European colonies and appealing to sympathetic Europeans and their colonial administrations to improve the lives of African Americans. Du Bois was far more radical, having sympathy to Socialist ideas and was an advocate for armed resistance against the American Republic. Washington and Du Bois were known to publicly feud over their disagreements.

    During the Atlanta Crisis, Washington and Du Bois took very different roles but were both very important in securing the creation of the Freedmans Republic. Du Bois helped found African-American led militia groups that were commonly known as the Mississippi Militias. These militias incorporated some Socialist rhetoric and thus received support from white Socialists in the American Republic and abroad. Washington, on the other hand, used his contacts in the colonial administrations and Europe to advocate for the creation of a Freedmans Republic. France thought that the creation of a Mississippi-based Freedmans Republic would provide their vulnerable Louisianan colony extra protection against the aggressive American Republic, who had unsuccessfully tried to conquer it in previous decades. Spain was excited to see the weakening of their major rival in the Caribbean and Florida. Britain was still bitter about the First American Revolution and took glee in weakening its enemy. None of the other major powers cared enough to object to their plans. Representatives of the three great powers met for the Louisiana Conference and, by the end of 1895, sent a demand to the American Republic to release the state of Mississippi to create a Feedmans Republic for African Americans. The American Republic had no choice but to accept, as they were completely unprepared to fight a war with the then dominant Entente.

    Washington had convinced France that he would be the best choice to lead this new Republic. With the fear of Communism already entering the minds of European administrators, Washington appeared as a moderating influence on the Left-leaning African American community and therefore garnered their trust. French soldiers marched in from Louisiana to enforce President Washington’s rule. The Mississippi Militia were forced to swear loyalty to Washington and abandon their Socialist rhetoric or be forcibly disbanded and arrested. Du Bois was arrested and later died under suspicious circumstances in prison. The actions of Washington were seen as a major betrayal by Left-leaning Nova Afrikan historians. Without the military successes of Du Bois’ Mississippi Militia, it is unlikely that the French would have been convinced by Washtingon’s rhetoric. The Gravery Administration is very unsympathetic to Washington and has made efforts to rehabilitate Du Bois as part of a propaganda campaign.

    Washington’s Presidency

    The establishment of the Freedmans Republic saw the mass immigration of African Americans into the country and the emigration of almost all white residents who feared reprisals. The Mississippi economy was never stable and much wealth left the region due to the political upheaval. The economy of the Freedmans Republic was not helped by President Washington. Washington was terrified that France would withdraw military support from the Freedmans Republic and that they would be destroyed by the American Republic. To ensure that France remained sympathetic, he gave control of much of the Republic’s economy to Louisianan, Canadian and Illinois capitalists. Their interventions rarely improved the lot of the Freedmen and led to mass poverty. The Freedmen tried to rectify this situation at the ballot box, but when it looked like he was losing the election he suspended elections and convinced Louisianan Governor-General Alcée Fortier to send French troops in to help Washington suppress the subsequent riots. Future elections were supervised by “Louisianan observers” and all viable opposition candidates were removed from the ballot.

    President Washington oversaw the establishment of a mismanaged bureaucracy that was rife with corruption. Washington did not directly control the bureaucracy it was dominated by numerous factions including organised crime, Louisianan capitalists, conservative church groups, African American elite and the occasional Socialist party. These factions knew their place and, if they ever stepped too out of line, they would be crushed by Washington’s supporters within the Louisianan military.

    President Washington died of a stress-induced heart attack on November 1915, leaving no clear successor. The period that followed was chaotic for the Freedmans Republic, with a series of ineffectual Presidents masking fierce factional conflict and strife that left the nation in chaos. The Presidents were unable to replicate the close relationship with Louisiana that President Washington enjoyed, causing the state to enter a period of chaos that persisted until Marcus Garvey was able to reforge the nation as the Nova Afrikan Republic.

    Marcus Garvey – The Founding Father of the Nova Afrikan Republic

    Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr. was born in on 17 August 1887 in Saint Ann's Bay, a town in Jamaica in the British Colony of the West Indies. From a young age he was fascinated by the idea of the Freedmans Republic, where Africans would be able to lives free of hardship. He travelled to the Freedmans Republic in 1913 as a young teenager where he was shocked by the poverty and corruption that had infested his ideal. He became involved in radical politics for a brief period, but was sceptical of the Socialist ideals espoused by many radicals. He founded the Nova Afrikan League as an alternative to Socialism in 1914, advocating for the transformation of the Freedmans Republic into a new Republic free from white influence. The Nova Afrikan League grew rapidly during this period.

    During the post-Washington period there were two major political factions vying for control – the Socialists and Conservatives. Socialists believed that only a radical transformation of the Freedmans Republic away from Capitalism could restore the economy of the nation. The Conservatives were surprisingly sympathetic to the Socialists’ cause, but they were worried that embracing Socialism openly would cause conflict with their anti-Socialist neighbours. The Nova Afrikan League was increasingly seen as a good compromise between their two positions. They were publicly anti-Socialist, but they incorporated some ideas that pleased the Socialist factions within the nation.

    The outbreak of the Great War in 1918 led to Louisianan withdrawal from the Freedmans Republic. This terrified the factions in the Republic into action, leading to the appointment of Marcus Garvey as President at the young age of 21. He was later elected by national elections, but elections in the Freedmans Republic were almost completely meaningless and completely rigged in favour of the ruling coalition.

    Despite his youth, he was an effective and charismatic leader who rallied the nation behind him. He renamed the Freedmans Republic to the Nova Afrikan Republic and declared that it would be the end of white influence over the Nova Afrikan people. He reformed the military and the economy of the Nova Afrikan Republic from a very sorry state to a slightly less sorry state. He charismatically galvanised the people to support his rule and has been adept at balancing the needs and desires of the many factions that are part of the bureaucracy. His popularity and his successes overseeing of the transformation of the Freedmans Republic into the Nova Afrikan Republic has truly earned him the title of the Founding Father of the politically distinct Nova Afrikan Republic.
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2020
    Crezth and Immaculate like this.
  9. Grandkhan

    Grandkhan Telvanni Master Wizard

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2011
    Messages:
    2,676
    Location:
    Inside a mushroom
    Louisiana's Founding Father: Alcée Fortier



    While there are many famous figures in the history of Louisiana, few are as relevant in the modern day as Alcée Fortier, considered by many to be the founder of a modern Louisianian identity. While the Sugar Barons of late 18th and early 19th century are responsible for the formation of local colonial assemblies which later led to self government - ironically for a modern Louisiana which is as much African as it is French, to preserve the practice of slavery against metropolitan reforms against it - and Bernard de Marigny is lionised as the province's first Governor-General, while the Louisianan suffragette movement holds Rosette Rochon in high esteem, it is Fortier who is renowned for being able to forge a unique Louisianian identity which persists to this day.

    Elected to the Governor-Generalship in 1893 at an unusually young age of 38, Fortier was a part of a generation which had spent their entire lives in a Louisiana which was self governing, and part of a unique French America. With the first Governor-General being elected in 1822, Fortier's entire life was spent in a Louisiana with something of an identity crisis. The Louisiana of the 1890s was in many ways a land of contrasts, perpetually torn between American and metropolitan interests. A rapid-growing population of African freedmen, liberated since the 1820s, was increasingly at odds with a population of French planters and sugar barons, and in turn the increasing population of white immigrants from the rest of Europe. Even economically the country was at odds, with the wealthy urban classes who'd made money from industry and shipping clashing with the "old money" planters of those outside. Fortier was part of a generation which was borne in this mileiu.

    Born to white planter parents of French extraction in St James Parish, Fortier was elected to the Louisianian colonial assembly in 1880 as part of the reigning centre-conservative Blue Party, also known as the Feulliants after their metropolitan cousins. After the resignation of the reigning Governor-General, Fortier, then a Secretary of Agriculture of the Province, Fortier was elected by the party as their leader and shortly after took the election in 1893, backed by a loose alliance of wealthy agrarians and social conservatives - elections at the time being restricted to the upper middle class and above - in a fairly quiet election.

    It was only after the election that Louisiana's conflicts came to the fore. Racial voiolence across the border in the American Republic was reaching a brutal apex, with lynching and counter-rioting beginning to spill over into Louisiana. The country's African population, already disatisfied by the absence of representation caused by the Province's wealth requirement on franchise and rampant gerrymandering of seats and Parishes, was sympathetic to Freedmen across the Mississipi and close to violence themselves. Wildcat sympathy strikes of dock workers and plantation labourers, stoked by socialists across the border, were threatening to cripple Louisianian industry.

    With the threat of violent revolution spilling into Louisiana, Fortier was forced to begin petitioning in France for an intervention, where he came into contact with Booker T. Washington. Together, they were able to push France to intervene alongside Britain and Spain against the American Republic, and force the independence of a Freedman's Republic on the east bank of the Mississippi at the Louisiana Conference. Within Louisiana, this was a great victory - a local Governor-General, intervening in international affairs, secured a successful resolution and played their hand. Domestically, Fortier secured himself as a positive figure to Louisiana's African population, much to the consternation of African socialists who were still champing at the bit for a revolution.

    Fortier was able to parley his own popularity and the threat of revolution into what would once have been unthinkable to the Feulliants - an expansion of franchise to the middle class, and the entry of wealthier freedmen and their children into politics. Indeed, this in turn precipitated a crisis of its own within his party, and an attempt to unseat him narrowly failed in 1896. The far right of the Feulliants split off into their own party after their failure, and Fortier was forced to compromise with the Liberals across the aisle to preserve his government.

    While Fortier's interventionism was new for Louisiana, even more was yet to come. Despite the deployment of Louisianian regular military forces during the Atlanta Crisis, they were withdrawn once Washington's rule over the new Freedman's republic was secure and there was limited fighting. French and Louisianian business interests were hegemonic over the new state, and they petitioned New Orleans when their control was threatened by Socialist anger over Washington's betrayal of their loyalty. When Washington suspended elections, the resulting rioting threatened to lead to a new, socialist republic in the Freedman's republic. With the metropole agonising over the intervention and more concerned with affairs in Africa and socialism at home, Fortier authorised the deployment of Louisianian regulars and militia across the Mississippi to prop up Washington's rule.

    In Louisiana, this was unthinkable. While Louisiana's Governer-General was in practice commander-in-chief of the Province's forces, he only did so as a regent for the King of France, and never before had Louisianan forces been deployed without French permission and authorisation. The decision prompted a constitutional crisis in the province, especially when reprimand came from the French government over the intervention. France's courts eventually ruled in favour of Fortier's administration, but by this point the Louisianian army was deployed in Jackson, and black militias - deployed en masse for the first time in Louisiana's history as well - were controlling mass rioting.

    The intervention in the Freedman Republic was portrayed as a uniquely Lousianian project. Not only was it spearheaded and forced through by a Louisianian governor, acting with limited support from France, it brought together much of a divided Louisianian together against common enemies of socialism and the American Republic. Through intervention in the Freedman Republic, Fortier forged a common purpose between French people fighting for region stability and Africans fighting for the freedom of their brothers, industrial interests and old money plantations afraid of socialism, and forged a centrist alliance to hold his regime in place. The purges of socialists and labour agitators within Louisiana contributed to the stability, though these were little missed by Fortier's ruling contemporaries.

    Fortier was eventually a victim of his own successes - his more liberal allies forced him to attempt an expansion of the franchise even further during his second term in 1901, and in a party where the Foulliants were increasingly the party of Fortier, his credibility was staked on the passage of the bill. When it was defeated in Louisiana's legislature, Fortier was forced to withdraw from the next election in 1902. Despite his ignomious defeat and his death in 1909, Fortier's legacy remains in Louisiana, as the most famous Louisianian Governor-General in recent memory, and his successors carried on his intervention in the Freedman's republic until Washington's death in 1915.
     
  10. Shadowbound

    Shadowbound Scourge of God

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2007
    Messages:
    3,984
    1927

    “The hound and the hare were both so wearied that the peasant got them both.”


    New France Region

    The Canadian government, with the conclusion of its role in the Gulf War via the Baton Rouge Accord, turned its attention towards securing the home front which had seen increasing tensions between different political groups. To this end they embarked on a wide program of domestic reforms. Major changes to the tax structure were accompanied by a healthy dose of support for returning veterans. Some of Governor Trudeau’s most enthusiastic supporters remain the nation’s militarists and nationalists and this went a long way to reinforce that. The added spending on social programs was more than offset by the increased efficiencies from the changes to fiscal policy, justifying the establishment of an income tax and corporate tax increases through these popular programs.

    At the same time the Canadians also worked to mollify labor and trade groups: a truce was bought with its current neutrality in the conflict that finally erupted centered around the USSA and then renewed with strengthened labor regulations and worker rights. At their heart these groups remain suspicious at best of the Imperialist government, but the passion of their opposition has diminished. The Canadian political scene right now is typified by a general unease: no group is fully happy with government policies but neither is any group outraged. This gives Trudeau wide flexibility in his actions but leaves him vulnerable to a severe setback.

    (Canada: +7% National Unity, +4 EP Income)

    While the Canadians worked to make peace with their labor movement, the government in Illinois took a different tack. Token labor reforms were accompanied by a persistent crackdown on the country’s labor organizers, splitting many trade unions between moderates willing to accept the government's concessions and hardliners sticking to their principles. The year has left the labor movement in Illinois badly battered and divided, more concerned with internal infighting than accomplishing its strategic objectives. Illinois also made serious, long-term investments into higher education, seeking to develop its own domestic research and technical universities to replace those no longer available in mainland France.

    (Illinois: +5% National Unity, +6 EP Income)

    The New French governments in Illinois and Canada, after making peace with their enemies on the American continent, pivoted to a more distant conflict. A French-American expeditionary force from both nations departed from New Orleans towards French Africa, escorted by Salaun’s French Fleet, where they were then transplanted overland to the Mediterranean coast and from there to the battlefields of France. This roundabout route, while time consuming, kept them safe from the hostile waters of the North Atlantic, where the naval power of the European Revolutionaries outweighs that of the much diminished Triple Entente. The fighting in France is covered elsewhere, but both provided valuable lessons for both militaries.

    (Canada, Illinois: +1 Military Quality, +2% National Unity)

    The promised Louisianian elections were held in the aftermath of the Baton Rouge Accord. While some had questioned whether the government would follow through on its promises, they were indeed sincere, opening up the franchise to all adult males irregardless of race. Many of the former colonial power structures were heavily weakened, albeit continuity was preserved with the victory of the Conservative Party, or Blues, which were directly descended from the pre-election government. Their victory was as much due to their superior organization as their popularity: populist candidates of various stripes made strong showings in some constituencies but lacked coordination, a disadvantage that may not remain for future elections. Racial animosity was relatively subdued, as Nova Afrikan backed guerrillas and instigators were appeased by the Baton Rouge Accord. Louisiana’s successful democratization has placed pressure on the rest of New France.

    (Louisiana: Change Government to Parliamentary, +10% National Unity) (Illinois, Canada: -2% National Unity)

    The French-speaking Frontier held its own elections that resulted in the Native American National Congress formally taking over control of the government. The old colonial administration was dismantled in favor of native organizations, elected on a broad biracial suffrage. Despite the nominal equality between the French and Natives the province was now fully dominated by the native tribes, who had guaranteed representation in the government and took further measures to reinforce their dominance, strategically closing parts of the province to settlement and elevating native languages towards equality with French in education. Despite a slight bias in favor of natives they were able to poach a number of French intellectuals and scientists who were discriminated against in developing Illinois university system because of their leftist views.

    (Frontier: Change Government to Parliamentary, Change Ideology to Democratic, +5% National Unity)

    Largely negotiated beneath the notice of their national governments, the Treaty of Thunder Bay was signed between New England, Columbia, and Canada this year. It redrew their mutual borders, with Columbia regaining the titular, Anglo-speaking Thunder Bay from Canada and Canada several French speaking towns near the mouth of the St. Lawrence from New England. The territories were minor enough that they resulted in no noticeable changes to taxes or politics, and it was dutifully confirmed by the respective heads of government.

    Atlantic Coast Region

    For the past two years, the Sword of Damocles has hung over Philadelphia. Since the Communist Revolution of 1925 its neighbors in Canada, the American Republic, and New England have been mobilized on its border, fiercely opposed to the new socialist government. But they have also been distracted: Canada and the American Republic were committed to the Gulf War with New Spain, leaving New England unwilling to challenge the United Socialist States of America on its own. This gave President Hillquit’s new regime valuable time to build up its military and consolidate its control over the country.

    By early 1927, the time for consolidation was done. The Socialist Party was unquestionably in control of all the levers of power: those who opposed it had either submitted or fled the country. The army had nearly doubled in size: its air corps had quintupled, its armored forces implemented modern Spanish designs, and its forces massed on the southern border. Because, while the USSA had used the past few years to consolidate, its southern neighbor was militarily and domestically strained. The American Republic was groaning under the demands of a foreign war and a desperate domestic insurgency. The time to strike, the hardliners believed, was now. With little warning, because of the constant state of mobilization for the past year, socialist troops crossed the Mason-Dixon line and assaulted dug in American Republic positions, taking advantage of strategic surprise.

    USSA forces were relatively inexperienced compared to their Republican counterparts, and especially compared to the French or Spanish, but they enjoyed several critical advantages. Raw numerical superiority along the border, the first chief element of any offensive, was accompanied with a hearty force of armor and control of the air. The licensed CC25s, in particular, were virtually impervious to nearly any weaponry fielded by the American Republic and they were surprisingly effective in the mountainous terrain of the Appalachians despite being only field-tested in the Texan desert. While the USSA offensive was still slower in the Appalachians, along the Chesapeake Bay they were able to advance quickly, indeed faster than some southern troops could retreat, and northern commanders emphasized that offensive. They succeeded in encircling a significant portion of the defending forces north of Annapolis and compelling their surrender, badly damaging the cohesion of the American Republic’s Army of Maryland. The speed of their advance surprised even the Socialist military planners, who lacked the logistical expertise to maintain the tempo before the American Republic could redeploy troops from Florida and slow them, reinforcements that critically included a number of imported French CA3s that were able to joust with the Spanish-designed armor. With this the northerners ran out of steam south of Richmond: their logistics are strained and they are facing an invasion of their home territory in the north, nevermind the occupation duties of holding an area almost the size of their own country. The rapid pace of the USSA offensive, and relatively minor casualties, has been noted with great interest by foreign observers, with many pointing towards the combined effects of massed armor and airpower.

    (American Republic: -8 Divisions, -3 Armored Car Brigades, -1 Carter Recon Squadron, -3 IP, -25 EP Income) (USSA: -5 Divisions, -1 CC25 Brigade, -1 Carter Recon Squadron, +1 Military Quality)

    Unfortunately for the USSA, this wasn’t a one-on-one engagement. While Canada, still recovering from the Gulf War ontop of its new European commitment, chose not to respond, New England was mobilized and eager to engage its Anglo rival. The opening salvos of the war came in New York, where New England had spent the last year constructing powerful batteries overlooking the city’s harbor. Faced with certain destruction by the land-based artillery the USSA fleet opted to engage the superior New English navy blockading them: a battle that had but one certain outcome, though several American cruisers managed to escape under the cover of night and relocate to southern Jersey. The USSA army also opted to withdraw many of its assets from New York, though lighter elements continued to garrison the city. It was these forces that the New English army engaged with, in street-to-street fighting in the suburbs, light skirmishing though New England’s strategic commanders had already concluded that a direct assault on New York would be overly costly (the city’s population of four million more than half that of New England as a whole).

    Instead, they opted to flank north and cut it off, moving through upstate New York State in twin offensives. The New York campaign would become notable for its tank-on-tank engagements, as the more modern CC25s duelled the lighter Lancaster-Burkes fielded by the New English. Here the New English had numerical superiority, but they lacked the advantages of armor or air power demonstrated in the Chesapeake campaign, and failed to recreate spectacular success there. Combat was more of a brutal slog, they had to maintain the offensive through infantry assaults, as the outgunned American Carters fiercely struggled to contest the air against their more modern aircraft. Facing disputed control of the air, New English commanders found significant issues in the Bulldog Bombers. Fully loaded they would be barely able to take off, let alone defend themselves against interceptors, and many Bomber squadrons would be dispatched with less than half of their maximum bomb load. Meanwhile, the light guns of the Lancaster-Burkes strained to pierce the CC25s armor, needing to get in close and flank the New Spanish designs which prompted heavy casualties among the armored corps. The New English towed artillery was vital to maintaining their advance, letting them succeed in taking Albany and threatening North Jersey, though failing in their goal of cutting off New York City. A small side show would be the New English amphibious invasion of Long Island, successfully capturing it up to Queens.

    (USSA: -5 Divisions, -2 Armored Car Brigades, -1 CC25 Brigade, -2 Carter Recon Squadrons, -1 Vaudreuil-Cavagnial-class Battleship, -3 Escort Squadrons, -8 EP Income, -3 IP) (New England: -1 Escort Squadron, -7 Divisions, -2 1924 Pattern Brigades, -1 Sopwith D4 Squadron, +1 Military Quality)

    It was in this environment of mixed military successes that Morris Hillquit’s government began to face new domestic dissent. Unlike previously, these came not from the right but from other members of the leftist coalition supporting socialist rule. Social democrats, anarchists, and other nonconforming leftists are increasingly concerned that his government is being dominated by the hardline “Direct Action” faction under Bill Haywood, which had largely driven the general strike that toppled the Free State government. But Hillquit’s government continued the emergency powers it assumed in the revolution, and what was first used against counter revolutionaries was now turned against the moderates within his own coalition. Serious dissent was met with mass arrests, and once arrested an alarming number confessed to being in league with the New England government, working to topple the Communist Regime from within. Critics would say that these confessions were extracted after beatings and intimidation, if there were any critics left. Through overwhelming political power the USSA succeeded in battering down its internal peace movement.

    (USSA: +2% National Unity)

    While the USSA government silenced criticism at home, the New English government had slightly less efficacy. War with the USSA, while expected, was far from inevitable. Despite the mobilization of the national economy and a significant propaganda campaign, the final outbreak of war between the USSA and most of the coalition opposing it was lamented by the opposition.

    (New England: -2% National Unity)

    It seems the entirety of the American Anglosphere was wracked with strife this year, as the American Republic held elections in an environment where it was fighting for its life from north and south. It was the first time that the ruling Democratic Party saw a serious organized challenge to their power: radicals in the north had been mounting a coordinated campaign for control of the northern states of Virginia and Kentucky, though the USSA invasion (and occupation of nearly all of Virginia) led to a backlash that saw them routed at the polls. The Democratic Party ran and won on a platform of defending the white race against the twin evils of Communism (from the USSA) and Catholicism (from New Spain), but this victory has its consequences. Large numbers of new congressmen from the south ran as “National Democrats”, a loose movement linked to the local militias and private military groups proliferating among the white population. Democracy in the American Republic remained democratic, despite the limited franchise, but these National Democrats are usually from outside the existing establishment and have taken local political power through widespread voter intimidation, political harassment, and outright murder, to a degree that alarms the already loose norms that had previously constrained American Democracy. They are contemptuous of the previously sacrosanct constitution, of the political liberties that founded the nation, and of the lofty ideals that the government still pays service to. Their rising influence threatens the core institutions of the American Republic, should said Republic survive the war.

    (American Republic: +12% National Unity)

    The Americans continued their efforts to establish control of their own countryside in the face of radicalized African guerrillas. These guerrillas broadly divided into two groups: the “Greens” who took their directions from the Nova Afrikan government, and the “Reds” closely aligned with the Socialists in Philadelphia. This ideological distinction mattered little when both were in the fight of their life against the American Republic but Garvey’s may not be the sole pillar of African-American government following the war. Meanwhile, the American Republic’s planners in Atlanta continued their ambitious program to concentrate the African population near urban centers where they could be better managed. This program sparked opposition, of course: the American Republic is now forced to effectively militarily occupy a large part of the Deep South to maintain control. Tens of thousands of American troops were deployed internally, alongside private militias, to combat the guerrilla threat, meeting with some success but at the cost of significantly reducing the number of troops available for military operations on the actual borders. Meanwhile, American efforts to establish robust manufacturing among the incarcerated population continued to fail miserably: while on paper the wage-less workers should be immensely profitable, an assembly line had far too many opportunities for subtle sabotage from a hostile population to be effective. The chief American innovation was the continued mechanization of the countryside. Even as much of their rural labor was taken out of the economy they managed to actually increase productivity through the deployment of machinery and labor-saving processes.

    (American Republic: +5 EP Income, -4% National Unity) (Nova Afrika: -5% National Unity)

    Gulf Coast Region

    Armchair strategists looked forward to the third year of the war in Texas, towards what they envisioned as a climactic showdown between the two military behemoths of the American Continent. Is the New French advantage in air power enough to overcome the entrenched positions of the New Spanish Army? Unfortunately for armchair generals, senior government figures on both sides were unwilling to gamble on the outcome and hammered out a tense compromise in secretive meetings in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This Baton Rouge Accord would do little to satisfy the hawks on all sides: New Spain would retreat from some but not all of its occupied territories, preserving Texas as a buffer state, and the American Republic was not a signatory, meaning the conflict roiling the Gulf of Mexico would continue. But domestically across all the signatories it would be widely applauded as “peace in our time”, a demonstration that unlike the self-destructive governments of Europe, North Americans could come together and compromise short of a peace of exhaustion.

    (Louisiana, Canada, Illinois, Icaria, Texas: +5% National Unity) (Frontier, New Spain: +2% National Unity)

    While the whites make peace, the Africans of the Mississippi continue to struggle against their oppressors. The American Republic had no intention of allowing Nova Afrika to continue to foment dissent among its own African population. Unfortunately for them, military victory would be difficult to achieve: their forces were badly overstretched between internal security duties, holding off the northern invasion in Maryland (and then Virginia), and the brief fighting in Florida. Nonetheless they continued to control the sky, outnumber the Afrikan troops (who suffered from desertions due to lack of pay) and possessed a large and formidable corps of armored vehicles. The Harrison Armored Car was in the element it was designed for: massacring poorly equipped black infantry. It took only a bit longer than a month before American troops were on the outskirts of the Nova Afrikan temporary capital of Gulfport, having overrun all of its prewar territory and mopping up the remnant government holding the Florida Coast.

    (Nova Afrika: -6 Divisions) (American Republic: -2 Divisions)

    Unfortunately, the Americans would be halted here. In what would surely be regarded in Atlanta as a horrid betrayal, their former cobelligerents in Louisiana and Texas gave permission for New Spanish troops to cross their territory and enter Nova Afrika. While highly tense, the complicated political maneuver went broadly as planned, creating a tenuous connection between the New Spanish and their allies. Massed New Spanish formations, including armor and aircraft, were able to enter Nova Afrika and reinforce the failing defenders. The Americans were now on the backfoot: while military designers had largely concluded the CC25 was undergunned compared to what is necessary in a modern armor engagement, it was capable of piercing the Harrisons, without any way for them to return the damage. The New Spanish Air Corps would contest the skies, though it wouldn’t establish superiority until late in the year as the New Spanish replaced their battered air corps. Outnumbered, compromised in their rear, and with their forces split by the northern front, the Americans were forced to retreat or be destroyed. The Spanish would pursue as the Americans fell back on many of the same tactics and strategies just employed by the Afrikans to slow their advance. Large parts of Nova Afrika were liberated by the end of the year, including the capital at Jackson.

    (Louisiana: -1% National Unity) (Texas: -4% National Unity) (American Republic: -7 Divisions, -2 Armored Car Brigades, -1 Carter Recon Squadron, +1 Military Quality) (New Spain: -3 Divisions, -1 Nieuport Squadron) (Nova Afrika: +4 EP Income)

    After two years of occupation, peace would come to Texas. The Republic had survived its great existential challenge with the aid of the French-American coalition. But scorched earth tactics in the defense, along with a determined partisan campaign and sustained aerial bombing of critical infrastructure, have left the nation in ruins. A third of the country, the chiefly Spanish-speaking third, had been annexed to New Spain, including the (former) capital at Kerville. There is a long road ahead to recovery: one the Texan leadership hoped to smooth over by soliciting Canadian and German foreign investment. Neither was quite as liquid as hoped, but lines of credit were opened in both Montreal and Hamburg and the petroleum infrastructure torched two years ago by the Texans on the retreat was re-established, though significant work lies ahead to fully recover from the war.

    For New Spain, the occupied territories were not the windfall originally hoped for by the regime. The Coalition’s insistence on preserving West Texas as part of the buffer state meant New Spain had to withdraw from the potentially lucrative fields there. The extensive domestic intelligence apparatus established to govern the new territory, and keep an eye on the questionable loyalty of the population, minimized the gains even further, though it succeeded in preserving the stability of the state against the new influx of territory.

    (Texas: +18 EP Income, Lose Spanish Ethnicity, +2% National Unity, +1 IP) (New Spain: +6 EP Income)

    The massive multi-year renovation of Mexico City finished this year. The winding warrens of narrow streets and crowded tenements have been replaced with broad avenues and magnificent monuments. Decades from now, effete liberals will lament the loss of many historic buildings, but they will do so from a true 20th century capital. Mexico City has become a model for urban planning, inspiring other projects across the world by ambitious regimes. For New Spain, beyond the prestige the chief benefit has been the boom of industry in the new neighborhoods housing the relocated population, conveniently located close to the factories where they now work.

    (New Spain: +1 IP, +1% National Unity)

    Unfortunately Carvajal would not live long to enjoy his splendid new seat of government or his new conquests. His constant work to reorient the center, and ambitions, of the Spanish Empire around Mexico City would near culmination this year and ultimately clash with the old nobility he had spent the past few years elevating. Unfortunately for him while he possessed overwhelming support within the army, thanks to the Baton Rouge Accord, the most loyal elements were engaged along the Mississippi, leaving his regime vulnerable at its heart. His plan to renovate New Spain into the Dominion of Mexico and replace much of the colonial administration with his new men ran into opposition from that same colonial administration, who launched a desperate overnight coup with the aid of royalist gendarmes. Carvajal was captured, forced to sign (or forged, after the fact) documentation establishing Amadeo II with emergency powers, and then forcibly poisoned. Of course the propaganda said something else about his sudden death.

    The reinvigorated Imperialist government faces significant opposition: the army is largely composed of the nationalist mexicanos loyal to Carvajal’s ideas and were they not heavily engaged with the Americans they would be able to swiftly turn south and reinstall their own men once again in Mexico City. Domestically it needs to contend with both disaffected nationalists and opposition on the left, which has yet to coalesce around either the liberal bourgeoisie or radical labor organizers but is definitely worth noting. And underneath it all the great, politically indifferent mass of the Mexican peasantry, who would play kingmaker for any faction that earned their support.

    (New Spain: -4% National Unity, Change to Nationalist Ideology Blocked, Change Government to Dictatorship, Change Ruler to King Amadeo II)

    The newly proclaimed Seminole Republic did not last long free and unmolested: while a signatory to the Baton Rouge Accord and promised its independence as a result, the American Republic was not included in that treaty. American control of Florida had been an ambition since the nation’s independence and the Seminole were unwilling to submit. Unfortunately for the latter, their nascent military was no match for the remnant American troops in the Peninsula, and Seminole did not last long in the face of the American military before the political leadership fled to Mexico City to continue as a government-in-exile, the first nation in the recent round of conflicts to receive that dubious honor.

    (Seminole Republic: -Existence) (American Republic: +5 EP Income)

    Pacific Coast Region

    California’s submission to the New Spanish government, previously their nominal equals in the Spanish Empire, rankled many. As the Gulf War began to turn against New Spain with the entry of the French-American coalition the Californian leadership took the opportunity to sever ties with Mexico City and proclaim an independent Republic. California had a small, untested army, but Spain’s formidable military was fully grappling with their opponents in Texas. The Californian gamble succeeded: with New Spain’s armies tied down, Carvajal was in no position to contest them and California would secure its sovereignty without firing a shot. While this capitulation greatly weakened his domestic position, likely contributing to the royalist coup that overthrew him this year, in California the Federalists were able to parlay their new political capital into a centralization of the government. Centralization does not necessarily mean reform, however, as the old Imperialist structures remain in place.

    (New Spain: -5% National Unity) (California: +3% National Unity, Change Government to Administrative)

    The burden of independence comes with the need for self-defense. California’s army expanded rapidly, fuelled by the new nation’s booming economy, as did its industry and dockyards. The Federalist leadership also expanded ties with the Empire of Japan, whose influence was now being felt across the Pacific Rim. Californian diplomats secured an exceptional success when they managed to secure Japanese military advisors, through a mix of the nitty gritty of vague promises, growing economic ties, and showing off their new independent flag. This opens up the reform of the Californian army along Japanese lines, emphasizing light infantry tactics and marines.

    (California: Gains Access to Japanese 1925 Doctrine, +1 IP, +1 EP Income)

    Columbia continued to expand its fishing and canning operations, but began to run into serious limitations with this strategy. First, supply began to outstrip demand among the relatively small population of the dominion, while the other Anglo Dominions were not able to eat up the remaining supply. Second, Columbian fishing fleets began to clash with Japanese fishermen off the waters of Russian Alaska, where both nations were exerting influence in the absence of any meaningful power projection on the part of the Russian Empire into the area. While remaining nominally allies, Japan’s growing influence in the Pacific and powerful navy lead many to be skeptical of their ability to contest control of the waters. Highlighting this growing distance was not purely negative: the Columbian army began to shape up significantly towards the end of the year as a result of rising tensions and military drills.

    (Columbia: +5% National Unity, +7 EP Income, +1 Military Quality)

    The Icarians, long a quasi-state among the outskirts of the Spanish Empire, secured their independence with the Baton Rouge Accord. Invigorated by the success, and recognizing the new responsibilities of independence, the Icarian government embarked on a large-scale plan of irrigation and agricultural work along the Colorado. Making the desert bloom is more than a task for just a single year, however: sustained investment will be needed to make the most of it. Their ambition for communally operated factories also struggled: the small workshops developed as a result, in line with Icarian tenets, were not able to emulate the high-power manufacturing that they had envisioned.

    (Icaria: +4 EP Income)

    Icarian growth was also fuelled by an influx of immigrants because of its new alignment with the French-American concordat. While its exact relationship with the metropole remains undefined, it had significant success attracting leftists from the other French-American states to migrate to its much more receptive environment. Said immigrants did not always gel well with the tenets of Icarianism, as it and mainstream Socialism diverged nearly a century ago in mainland France,

    (Icaria: +5 EP Income, -2% National Unity) (Canada, Illinois: -2 EP Income, +2% National Unity)

    Carribean Region

    With the American fleet in control of the Gulf, the Cuban rebels received an influx of arms and advisors as part of the Republic’s war against New Spain. The colonial administration meanwhile, unsupplied and unsupported by the Spanish, crumbled under the pressure, with the American battleship Calhoun dramatically arriving in Havana harbor to compel the city to surrender to advancing rebel forces. The Cuban rebels promptly declared their independence, established a republic under their junta, and announced an alliance with Atlanta. Barring reconquest by Mexico City, another sliver of the Spanish Empire has just slipped away.

    (Cuba: Change Ideology to Nationalist, -3 Divisions)

    With Cuba’s independence, Puerto Rico remained nominally in Spanish hands. Given the island’s small size it possesses next to no military, chiefly existing as a naval base. Were the New Spanish to regain a working connection to it, through a peace with the Americans, it would likely be annexed in short order, but at the same time the Americans took note of its lack of defences and the unwillingness of the Spanish fleet to contest their control of the Carribean. They occupied it themselves without a shot being fired following the collapse of the Cuban colonial government.

    (American Republic: +1 EP Income)

    New England’s push to take control of the Anglo colonies in the Carribean was renewed this year, overcoming resistance in the Anglo-Indian government for the incorporation of the West Indies under Boston. Unfortunately, their matching push to take over of British Guyana floundered: partially because of the separate administration, partially because of concerns over war with the loose USSA-New Spanish alliance, which potentially includes the New Granadans. New England will need to demonstrate Guyana’s security against New Granada before its able to incorporate them, but for the moment the New English navy, now the single most powerful naval force in the Americas, can operate out of Carribean bases.

    (New England: +10 EP Income) (British West Indies: -Existence)

    Meanwhile, the French Carribean Fleet departed to reinforce the Royalist government. Its return is highly dependent on the outcome of that war. For the moment French power in the Carribean is solely carried by the small Louisianian navy.

    Wider World

    The moderates in the German military regime consented to holding elections, the first since the war. Despite a biased electoral system that privileges the wealthy and nobility the left-wing social democrats once again secured a popular majority in the Imperial Diet. As is tradition a chancellor was appointed from the right-wing, who wrangled together a minority government that essentially existed to provide cover for the German High Command within the civilian scene. This is altogether not dissimilar to the prewar state, though the margin of the left’s victory is greater. Despite the immense pressure placed on the German state by the war and the peace the kayfabe of German politics seems to be holding.

    Across the Rhine, the French Civil War neared its climax. Royalist successes, including the capture of Lyon after heavy fighting, were sufficient that the revolutionary government had no choice but to pull the bulk of the army off the German border to combat them. This was not the turning point they had envisioned, and the white government had feared: many individual units had been slowly detached over the course of the previous year, particularly the best troops. And they were countered by the arrival of regulars from North America, supplied by the colonies in Canada and Illinois. The Germans, despite their posturing, had no desire to directly commit themselves to the French Civil War, but they continued to provide a great deal of indirect support to the Royalists. Unable to quickly break the Marseilles government the revolutionaries are now on the backfoot: Brest and Bordeaux are on the verge of falling and White troops are massing for an ambitious thrust towards Paris.

    (Canada, Illinois: -1 Division)

    The King of Italy abdicated in March, in what was either a long overdue retirement or a bloodless coup. King Francisco’s 40 year reign had transformed the Italian monarchy, originally just a splinter of the collapsing Hapsburg Empire, into a Great Power in its own right until its recent failure in the Great War. His reign saw the merger of his Milan-based kingdom with the southern Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and the Papal States, the establishment of colonies in Africa, a protectorate over Albania, and Italy’s rise towards being the “fourth” member of the Triple Entente. Unfortunately his bid to annex the Italian-speaking Kingdom of Sardinia-Piedmont would touch off the Great War and end in Italy’s ruination. For the last few years he has been dependent on German-support and on hard-right militarist groups to maintain his control following a nearly successful communist revolution, eroding his own personal power past the point of relevance. His successor is expected to be little more than a puppet for the Germans and the Arditi.

    Where Francisco stepped relatively gracefully out of the spotlight, the same couldn’t be said for the Hungarian Chancellor, Istvan Friedrich. His government of the past few years has brought Hungary significant successes on paper, including the annexation of much of its southern neighbor, but the burden of the war and economic stagnation contributed to rising unpopularity of the governing National Union Party. Faced with a looming electoral defeat Chancellor Friedrich declared a state of emergency in response to several South Slavic terrorist attacks and invited the army to assume power over the country. Formally removed from office, he is believed to continue to possess considerable power behind the scenes of the new military government, which has postponed elections until the crisis passes.

    The Balkans are a byword for instability as Greece’s own government falls, albeit unlike Hungary not by their own hand. Greece has had a rough few years, more than half of its territory was annexed by its neighbors in Bulgaria and Turkey, including the loss of Constantinople and all of its provinces in Asia Minor. The resulting economic crisis and massive influx of refugees have made it a social stress cooker, culminating in radical military officers overthrowing the monarchy and proclaiming a socialist republic. Its neighbors have condemned the new government in response, under pressure from Germany, and the situation along the border is tense.

    Tensions between the Anglo-Indian government and the new nationalist Persian Republic spiked, with Anglo warships blockading Bandar Abbas and disrupting oil exports through the Strait of Hormuz in response to Persian nationalization of foreign petroleum companies in the country. The blockade continued until a Persian torpedo boat launched a daring night attack on the under-escorted battleship HMS Warspite, crippling one of the few remaining Anglo-Indian battleships for some time. The Anglo-Indians have opted to open negotiations in response, ending their blockade.

    British India isn’t under pressure only from the north: the relatively amicable relations between it and the former French Deccan dissolved with this display of weakness and the emergence of a new nationalist faction in Hyderabad. Deccani troops occupied Madras following anti-British riots, forcing the evacuation of Anglo-Indian officials and annexing the city to the South Indian nation.

    The British are not alone as an imperial power on the retreat: Russian troops withdrew from much of Central Asia and St. Petersburg has signed peace with the new Turani Emirate. This has greatly complicated domestic Russian politics, simultaneously weakening nationalist forces within the Russian government (with the dissolution of the Central Asian Command) and reinforcing its dependence on Germany while also badly damaging the pro-German government's legitimacy.

    The possible fate of the Tsarist Regime is laid out in Beijing, where the end of the Qing Dynasty comes not from the rebellions gripping the south but instead palace intrigue. A plot to remove the leadership of the Imperial Army backfired on the Manchu Court, and the army turned on the civilian government and ruthlessly purged it. The remnants of the Qing, including the deposed Emperor, have fled to Manchuria where they have sought shelter with the pro-German Russian Army there, while in Beijing, the head of the Imperial Army has proclaimed the establishment of the Jian Empire, pledging to remove foreign influence from China and defeat the insurrectionists in the South.

    Across the Pacific the Californian expedition to support the Peruvian government continued, despite the former’s formal independence and the former’s technical allegiance. Californian troops began a minor campaign to reduce Andean control of the interior, but made little progress against the experienced guerrilla fighters. Andean troops were able to blend into the jungle, or hide among supportive locals, and the Californian resources assigned were far from sufficient to make meaningful progress, especially given the continued ineffective state of the Peruvian army. Military strategists recommend either increased resources, a different strategy, or withdrawal altogether.

    South of Peru, the Platine Federation, a breakaway Spanish speaking state controlling much of the former Viceroyalty of Rio de la Plata, has been governed since the end of the civil war of the 1880s by the Constitutional Republican Party. But a series of corruption scandals, centering around the establishment of a much-lauded international airport outside Buenos Aires, have badly battered it in and created an opening for the chief opposition, the Radicals, who are mounting a serious challenge for control of the country in the coming elections.

    Moderator Notes

    Let me congratulate myself on producing three updates for a game. Age of Supremacy, That Hideous Strength, and Paths of Glory all petered out during the third update. With the tighter scope of this game, we're going up to WW2 baby. Or, like, 4 updates.

    I'm reducing the economic penalty for low national unity slightly, to make it symmetrical with the bonus for a high national unity.

    I'm setting Wednesday, Midnight, February 19th as the deadline for the next update.

    I'll announce a winner for the Founding Father's contest sometime around the 16th. Throw your submissions in before then, I promise not to ruthlessly mock them like I did your flags. And put on your legislators' hats for the next contest.
     

    Attached Files:

  11. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2003
    Messages:
    7,411
    Canada honors its commitments to the Anti-Comintern Pact and declares war on the USSA in response to the later's attack upon the nations of the American Republic and New England.
     
  12. tobiisagoodboy

    tobiisagoodboy Prince

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2015
    Messages:
    415
    Location:
    Germany, in the forest
    Stats and lots of stats:

    First EP worth of each Power Blocs Army-Airforces:



    IP worth of each Power Blocks army:



    EP economy of all Power blocs:



    IP share of each Power block



    EP Chart of Navy



    IP stats for all navies:

     
    Crezth and Belgarion95 like this.
  13. Crezth

    Crezth 話說天下大勢分久必合合久必分

    Joined:
    May 26, 2006
    Messages:
    10,451
    Location:
    北京皇城
    A Coalition of Powers consisting of representatives of the Nations of New Spain, Louisiana, Illinois, Nova Afrika, and the Frontier of New France, present this ULTIMATUM to the Eyes of Man, Posterity, and the International Order, whereof:

    The AMERICAN REPUBLIC, henceforth called the CONSTITUENT, agrees to observe the following terms:

    1. The CONSTITUENT shall withdraw all her military forces and agents from the sovereign territory of The REPUBLIC OF NOVA AFRIKA.

    2. The CONSTITUENT shall withdraw all her military forces and agents from the territory formerly regarded as the SPANISH PROVINCE OF FLORIDA, and to be henceforth recognized as the SEMINOLE REPUBLIC.

    3. The CONSTITUENT shall withdraw all her military forces and agents from the island of PUERTO RICO.

    4. The CONSTITUENT shall sign a TREATY establishing PEACE and an END to the hostilities of the war taking place presently between the CONSTITUENT and the REPUBLIC OF NOVA AFRIKA and the VICEROYALTY OF NEW SPAIN.

    5. This TREATY shall establish, permanently:
    i. the territorial integrity and political sovereignty of the REPUBLIC OF NOVA AFRIKA, including the former Spanish territory WEST of Mobile Bay, with the Right of Return for all BLACK AMERICANS,
    ii. the territorial integrity and political sovereignty of the SEMINOLE REPUBLIC,
    iii. the territorial integrity and political sovereignty of the independent NATION OF CUBA,
    iv. a mutual recognition of territorial integrity and political sovereignty between the CONSTITUENT and the signatories of NEW SPAIN, LOUISIANA, ILLINOIS, FRONTIER,
    v. the rights of BLACK AMERICANS and INDIGENOUS AMERICANS residential to the AMERICAN REPUBLIC to move freely, purchase property, keep property, gain employment, own private enterprise, have legal representation, be free of slavery or indentured servitude, not be subject to torture or inhumane punishment, the right to recognition as a full & equal Person before the Law with full & equal rights thereof, not to be subjected to arbitrary arrest or detention, access to effective remedy by all national tribunals, fair and public hearings, nationality, free and peaceful assembly, and participate politically, without any prohibitions on equal access to the fundamental standards of living.


    FAILURE by the CONSTITUENT to ratify these terms within TWENTY-FOUR HOURS will result in a continuation of hostilities AS WELL AS the DECLARATION OF WAR by ILLINOIS and LOUISIANA and FRONTIER upon the CONSTITUENT, for FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS ULTIMATUM.
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2020
    JohannaK and NinjaCow64 like this.
  14. Masada

    Masada Koi-san!

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2005
    Messages:
    12,511
    Location:
    Osaka
    Can I join as Cuba?
     
    Immaculate likes this.
  15. Nuka-sama

    Nuka-sama See ya! It has been a fun decade!

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2006
    Messages:
    9,461
    Gender:
    Male
    That was supposed to be my redoubt
     
  16. Shadowbound

    Shadowbound Scourge of God

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2007
    Messages:
    3,984
    Spoiler :

    Republic of Cuba / Masada?!?
    Spanish/Native Dictatorship / President Gerardo Machado (Nationalist) - 7 PP
    National Unity: 35%
    Economy: 10 EP (15*.8-2) (0 Banked) / 0 IP
    Military Quality: 3
    Doctrine: Spanish 1925
    Army: 2 Divisions
    After decades of struggle, nationalists on Cuba have taken advantage of the collapse of the Entente Powers and the ongoing Gulf War to take control of their island from the Spanish colonial authorities.
     
    Decamper, Crezth and Immaculate like this.
  17. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2003
    Messages:
    7,411
    Welcome Masada! Build us a gambler's paradise!
     
  18. Nuka-sama

    Nuka-sama See ya! It has been a fun decade!

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2006
    Messages:
    9,461
    Gender:
    Male
    Ultimatum is rejected

    The American Republic will offer no annexation of Nova African territory but will not withdraw from former Spanish Florida, nor will it withdraw from Puerto Rico.

    It will further reject any attempt to intervene in American politics. The current tension between American blacks and whites is solely because of Nova Africa's opportunistic declaration of war. They have incited American citizens into armed revolt on the basis of race, forcing us to take protective measures.

    Had Nova Africa not declared war, we would not be in this situation.
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2020
  19. Seon

    Seon Not An Evil Liar

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Messages:
    7,692
    Location:
    Not Lying through my teeth
    The Congress of the Frontier acknowledges request from intervention from the Seminole people, as well as its diplomatic obligations to the terms of the Coalition. The Frontier is now at a state of war.
     
    NinjaCow64 likes this.
  20. Masada

    Masada Koi-san!

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2005
    Messages:
    12,511
    Location:
    Osaka
    Under the guidance of President Gerardo Machado, the Revolutionary Party has led the Cuban people, of all races and classes, to the liberation of Cuba and the formation of a Republic! From this day forth, Cuba shall have a government that will govern for the betterment of all Cubans. Together, brothers and sisters, we will build industry, improve our agriculture, birth a true national culture, spread the blessings of education; maintain our national independence; uphold our collective freedoms; all this and more we will do to build the Patrie!

    Some have said that this is a Revolution for some. Those we defeated, they say, are not welcome to sit at our table. They go further, and say, those who disagreed with the armed struggle should abase themselves before those who took up arms. This is a mistaken view. The Revolution was for all Cubans, irrespective of birth, former loyalty or willingness to fight, but is instead the solemn declaration of the entire Cuban people. If you are Cuban then victory too. As a people we have shed too much blood, and struggled for far too long to plunge lightly into a conflict that will kill only fellow Cubans and serve only to strengthen the imperialists.

    Others have said that they fear how independence was achieved. They fear that the war will create an independence that would be more fearsome than useful. The truth is the opposite: the war was the disciplined resolve of solid men, who together support all the virtues necessary for the maintenance of liberty, and desire the wholehearted the conquest of tyranny. The Revolution, I solemnly say to you, was conceived in justice, born to patriotism and educated to delight in life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness! Cubans, no matter their origins, can find solace in this most diverse of Revolutions.

    At the heart of our struggle, was a struggle against imperialism. Our bonafides in this, were questioned by many when we accepted the help of the Americans. We remind them however that the Americans won their independence with the help of foreigners themselves. Even so, we must admit that we had our own concerns. But our concerns have been dispelled decisively, because the Americans have pledged to withdraw! While we thank them for their aid, invaluable as it was, we applaud them for agreeing to leave our island, and our people to realise our independence, to cultivate our character and build our productive forces in peace! So let us, brothers and sisters, one and all, say a hearty Hurrah for America!

    Some have worried that the war overseas will come to our shores which have only so recently regained peace. To those who are fighting, we request and solemnly entreat, that Cuba's independence be respected by all parties. Atlanta having achieved her noble purpose, the freedom of the Cuban people, will be departing our shore. We also have no desire for any other nation to use our shores for the waging of war. We hold no enmity to any people and in fact desire that the friendship of all and ask that all respect our wishes and heartfelt desires. Those who do not, shall be met with arms. We have no desire to be reduced to servitude again, nor shall we suffer another foreign presence.

    Now we must turn to our domestic programme to achieve full and complete independence. Some have questioned this goal. Well I am here to say that the only means to realise the full fruits of independence that I have promised is to cast off the dead hand of Spain. Spain was weak; we must be strong! Spain was lax; we must be disciplined! Spain was chaos; we must be order! If we waver in these things, we will fail and our successes shall be as ashes on the breeze, and our independence shall once again only be experienced in dreams. To achieve these goals we rally to the flag, raise it on high and dedicate ourselves to the Patrie one and all! Long Live Cuba! Long Live the People! Long Live the Revolution!
     
    NinjaCow64 and Immaculate like this.

Share This Page