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- Negative events are going to happen, probably to you. Deal with it.
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- Read. The. Crisis. Updates. They have there own section to make sure people read it.
- Every Player gets three "lives", as in three states, before they are removed from the game. If your state is conquered you can request a re-roll.
- Every turn, this section will be updated. As natural disasters, diseases, and other such crisies occur, your nation's government will be expected to respond. For example, if there is a nuclear plant meltdown in South Carolina, Nations in the area need to respond, and nationwide, states with nuclear power plants should also take note of the updates. The more specific, the better.
- An example of a good response would include a direct response to the Crisis. It may be in your best interest to work with the nation afflicted, or it may be in your best interest to close borders and engage in massive military buildup. Different crisies have different responses.
- Crisis can last multiple turns, or can be a single turn event. There will be a new crisis or at least a Crisis update every turn.
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Following a Terror Attack on Washington DC, The President, Vice President, and the Cabinet have gone missing, and congress is destroyed. Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan claims that the line of succession makes him the Acting President, but the military refuses to listen. States are effectively left to govern themselves as they become independent nations.
As a result of a lack of oversight, lead is discovered to have poisoned significant water supplies across the country as thousands get sick. In the midst of a global economic recession, few nations can afford to give aid to the rump states across the US. Canada provides assistance to border states.
As the situation regarding the lead poisoning worsens, people flee en mass to states with less water contamination. As a result, a migration of people occurs north to south, with roughly 100,000 people fleeing the southern US to the northern states. As bottled water runs low in many states, clean water becomes a commodity, that hurts the economy of several states. As a result, people stop regular bathing practices, increasing the likelihood of diseases. Without a proper response from various governments, the crisis worsens in several areas, and more people begin to suffer.
After a series of massive rainstorms in the Midwest, the Ohio river floods, damaging infrastructure in Kentucky and Ohio and triggering a refugee crisis, as people flee their homes for dry ground.
A nuclear reactor in Florida begins to meltdown as the shielding is melted without the proper government employees. Given the region's susceptibility to hurricanes, a large storm could carry fallout all up the east coast. The government of Florida requests any assistance from any state willing to provide it.
The Water Crisis ends in states that have taken appropriate measures. It continues in Illinois, Nevada, and Alabama.
Water Levels Return to normal in the Ohio River Valley.
The Nuclear Crisis is averted in Florida thanks to aid from North Carolina.
Mexican forces cross the border and enter New Mexico. Without assistance from other states, New Mexico will collapse. New Mexico pleads with other states to send assitance.
Conservative forces led by Ken Cuccenelli launch a revolt against the Virginian Government
As Venenzula continues to collapse due to interal forces, a global oil crisis is triggered, worsening the Global recession. This also limits economic growth in the former US.
After a freak earthquake decimates Sacramento, destroying the Government in California. California collapses into Civil War between the North and the South.
A massive blizzard rocks the North East US, particularly New York and New England. Without proper response, Millions of people could become trapped in their homes or die.
A terror attack occurs at a Washington Water Treatment plant, threatening to spawn a new water crisis.
The Battle of San Francisco occurs. North California overruns South California with assistance from Russia and Mexico. South California will soon capitulate to Northern Forces.
Mexican forces are stalemated in New Mexico, however without direct manpower assistance, New Mexico will not survive.
Left-leaning political parties in Michigan rebrand themselves as the Michigan Reunification Party and demand that Rick Synder hold New legislative elections. Due to Snyder's mediocre popularity, it is likely this new center left party could make gains in the Government. They request that the New American Union support them in this effort.
In Carolina, the Republicans in the legislature threaten government gridlock unless the charges against Nikki Haley and her allies are dropped.
Religious revivalism, emphasized by Desert, grabs the former US as Church attendance increases massively across the nation. This leads to the creation of the Christian Social Union Party in the New American Union, which begins to make gains across the nation.
As external pressures continue, Pakistan falls apart and state collapse begins. The nation becomes a hotbed for international terrorism, which could spread to the Former US.
Acting President John Sullivan relinquishes his claim to the office in exchange for UN protection. The UN security council will now seek to recognize one or multiple of the new nations. All states are invited to send one representative to a conference in Geneva to testify before the remaining UN Members. (See Talk Page)
At the UN meeting, a crude terrorist nuclear weapon is detonated, and all present are killed. Dead. No ifs, no ands, no body doubles. Everyone is dead.
Former President Donald Trump reappears in the Russian-backed state of North California, proclaiming himself to be president of the United States. He receives the recognition of Russia, and lays claim to all of the United States of America.
Water levels in the Louisiana River rise, flooding the area. The ensuing refugee crisis floods Mississippi, Kentucky and Texas.
Religious revivalism leads to the establishment of a theocratic government in West Virginia, led by Joe Manchin.
Former Vice President Mike Pence re-emerges in Indiana. He is proclaimed President of the United States by the Indiana Legislature, and in his first public address he declares that Donald Trump has committed treason by colluding with the Russians, and that he is the rightful president of the union.
Stephen Colbert announces that he will run for President in the next NAU election cycle.
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Light Brown- United Republic of Carolina and South Florida
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Pink- Rockies Empire
Dark Green-Great Lakes Republic
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Washington: After the American government effectively collapses, Washington State officially declares the Federal Republic of Washington, as a representative democracy, led by former Governor Jay Inslee, as the first president of Washington. He begins to prioritise the issue of lead intoxicated water by constructing additional water treatment plants to deal with the problem, order citizens to use filtered or bottled water for drinking, cooking, cleaning and bathing, while also declaring a state of emergency in affected areas, for the safety, well being and security of the citizens of Washington. Meanwhile, 8200 active soldiers are, at the start of the Republic's birth, in active service. By year's end, there are about 10,500 active personnel. The majority of these personnel are currently involved in dealing with the water issue in the areas across Washington State affected by the problem. Just before the state of emergency, though, President Inslee calls for a convention to establish the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Washington, in order for to:
- Establish Washington as a federal state.
- Establish the legislature of the Federal Republic of Washington, which will be a unicameral system.
- Establish the division between counties, and state regions, in this case, said regions being: Western Washington, Eastern Washington and the Federal City of Olympia.
- To promote the safety, security and stability of the people of Washington.
As a result, this is meant to be a big priority for the Republic to follow upon, and as a result, to lay the foundation for its future.
Alabama: Seeing the federal government as too weak to support the union any longer, the State of Alabama declares itself to be a sovereign state, under the collective legislative of the nation. Under the second amendment of the constitution, a full military is created out of local militias of the counties, and sent to the borders in case any chaos ensues. Montgomery is made the state capital. Birmingham, however, is made an industrial capital. A navy is constructed on Gulf Shores. Maxwell Air Force Base is appropriated to create a standard air force to defend the northern border. The Red Stone Arsenal in Huntsville is also turned to a military fortification.
Pennsylvania: With the fall of the federal United States, Pennsylvania decides to take the route of self-government, declaring the Republic (or Commonwealth) of Pennsylvania. A constitution is drafted and laws are put in place, albeit almost identical to the U.S. constitution. The new state views itself as the successor to the United States of America, embracing this reputation by adopting a similar constitution and moving the capital to Philadelphia (the President and company will reside in Harrisburg for the time being). Having established a stable government, the issue of lead poisoning is addressed and measures are taken to reduce its effect on the population. The President requests aid from Canada in solving its water crisis, especially in the Lake Erie border region. A state military is established, including ~20,000 personnel, a few dozen aircraft, and several patrol boats, though existing militias are also utilized. The new republic begins to take charge in aiding and structuring neighboring states, specifically New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland, becoming somewhat of a regional hegemon.
- Canada sends what assistiance it can, but the Government of Canada notes that it can only afford short term aid.
Kentucky: We declare our secession from the US, declaring the Confederate Republic of Kentucky, keeping our state's laws more or less, while changing former Union laws to reflect our more conservative society, mostly along the lines of the Republican party platform. The new state views itself as the true successor to the defunct Confederate States of America, embracing this reputation by adopting a similar constitution and moving the capital to Louisville. Although we emphasize our conservative beliefs in our laws, an exception is made for abortion, were we adopt a more pro-women's right stance, allowing abortion, but banning it after six months, while also providing sex education and birth control. Black people are marginalized, cut out off state funding and it is debated what should be their role in the new state if any, with either deportation, or forcing them back into slavery just as our forefathers intended, being the most supported solutions. A decent military is created out of local militias, paramilitary groups, mercenaries, any troops that served in the US army and volunteered to join our army and any patriots/volunteers that wished to serve their country in its time of need and the bulk of it is immediately dispatched to the borders in case any chaos ensures, however the rest of the army remains in Kentucky to keep the order. Fort Knox and Fort Campbell are fortified. Campbell Army Airfield and Godman Army Airfield are appropriated to create a standard air force, by gathering aircraft and personnel left here by the US army to defend the northern border and the important cities of Louisville and Lexington. Having established a stable government, the issue of lead poisoning is addressed and measures are taken to reduce its effect on the population. We prioritise the issue of lead intoxicated water by constructing additional water treatment plants to deal with the problem, order citizens to use filtered or bottled water for drinking, cooking, cleaning and bathing, while also declaring a state of emergency in affected areas, sealing all the water resources deemed to costly to decontaminate for the safety, wellbeing and security of the citizens of Kentucky. As some areas are cut off from access to such an essential resource for the survival of our citizens, we start the construction of a vast water supply network to transport water to those area. However our resources only go so far and we are forced to request foreign help in our water crisis. Thus the President requests aid from Russia in solving the water crisis, asking them for a partnership/alliance, offering them military bases in our state, thus essentially a foothold in the American continent.[Mod Response] The gold reserves of Fort Knox (4,582 metric tons) are used to establish the strongest currency in the former US area in the aftermath of the US collapse. Given our strong economical position, we attempt to influence and persuade Virginia and West Virginia to join us to join us as autonomous states to recreate the greater state of Virginia as a Union, before Kentucky and West Virginia were taken away from Virginia, while we also we attempt to influence and persuade Tennessee to join us as an autonomous state, as a step closer towards re-establishing the Confederate States of America. [Mod Response] We offer an alliance to Nevada, Illinois and Pennsylvania. [Player Response]
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- The Government of Russia can not afford to aid the government of Kentucky at this time.
- Virginian Dip: We denounce your racist government and attempt to revive a doomed nation.
- "Ohioan Dip: "We join Virginia in the denouncement of the racist government of Kentucky, sending humanitarian aid to the poverty stricken and disenfranchised African Americans and we encourage them to retreat to Ohio or other neighboring countries. We send secret arms and intelligence to Black Rebel groups to fight against the Kentuckian government, hoping to instigate a revolution and destroy Kentucky's economy.
- Further Virginian Dip: We accept black refugees and train black rebel groups, including the Black Liberation Army, formed from supporters of the older Black Lives Matter groups.
- Kentucky Dip: As soon as we see the very first Black people carrying guns, we slaughter every last one of them carrying guns.
- Ohio: In order to avoid Kentucky descending into a full scale civil war and a state of war between Ohio/VA and Kentucky, we offer that all black citizens are deported to Cleveland and to spare any armed rebel who surrenders and joins the exodus out of Kentucky. In return, we shall cease the arming of black rebels. It is clear that whites and blacks cannot coexist in peace in Kentucky.
- Kentucky Dip: We accept Ohio's proposal and we offer a fair compensation for the properties they leave behind (100% of face value) to those black people who choose to move to Ohio by their will, we even spare the armed rebels whom surrender and still give them a fair compensation for the properties they leave behind (100% of face value). However we kill any rebels that do not surrender or leave and force the rest of the black population to leave/deport them. We also ask Ohio for an Anti-Commitern Pact given communists are gaining ground in the East Coast and the MidWest.
- "Ohio Dip:' We sign the Anti-Commitern pact with Kentucky and request that Kentucky sends troops and money to the Invasion of Detroit, for Detroit is in the middle of a Communist Revolution.
- Kentucky Dip: Assists its ally Ohio against Detroit with 4.000 troops, while we also loan (with zero interest as a token of our friendship) money to Ohio to assist them.
Nevada -> Free Territory. As the US collapses Nevada governor makes a state coup with help of Cosa Nostra Mafia. Old State legislature is abolished (members of legislature were threatened by execution). New legislature member are selected by governor from the most rich and influential businessmen of Nevada. Governor declares the course of Libertarianism (anarcho-capitalism). Best economist which are specialists of libertarianism are invited to rule reforms. From the first days new legislatures undertaken a lot of reform such as
- Abolished all taxes
- Abolished all social payments
- Abolished courts and executive power
- Started privatisation of all state property (roads, buildings of administration, etc)
- Started dissolution of army and police (weapon is sold to private military and security companies)
Few months later "shock therapy" finished with the last privatisation (building of legislature was sold to a casino). The last law which was accepted by the legislature was the law which abolished constitution of Nevada. Instead of constitution, legislature introduced Supreme Law of Free Territory which contained only one chapter which granted to all Fredonians (people who lived in the Free Territory) their freedoms of choice, voluntary association, individual judgment, and self-ownership and some other essential freedoms. As by new supreme law legislature didn't exist it dissolved.
Michigan: Governor Rick Snyder declares himself president of the "Great Lake Republic of Michigan", and assumes office in Lansing. Snyder begins to repair the economy and infrastructure which was started under President Trump of the former USA. Immediately work on Flints water problem continues and many new pipes are replaced. Detroit is some other matter, Martial Law is instituted and our "army" is sent into the city. We begin to repair our old car factories to produce weapons and armored vehicles. A heavy military presence is established on the Toledo Strip border. We offer alliances to New York and Illinois (fire, oct respond). As reconstruction continues, a group of communist neo-Antifa attacks soldiers in Detroit. They declare a revolution and establish the "People's Republic of Michigan." Our troops fighting in Detroit begin to take casualties as we are fighting a Guerrilla Force. We begin to use tear gas, but it is ineffective as many used captured Gas Masks. The war is expected to be over by next year.
- "Ohioan Dip": The establishment of a military presence on Toledo is a clear and inexcusable act of military aggression upon the sovereign nation state of Ohio thus, with the Michigan state government collapsing in the middle of a Revolution, we are forced to enter war with Michigan before you become strong enough to legitimately threaten our sovereignty. To protect the Ohioan people from Michigan's aggression and to restore law and order for the people of Michigan we declare war and send over 9000 troops to Toledo and 3000 aircraft to bombard Michigan's troops outside of Toledo then we send an invasion force to march upon Detroit and conquer it. We demand immediate surrender.
- Virginian Antifa Dip: Many Virginian Antifa members, although not affiliated with Virginia, travel to Michigan to join the revolution. They however favor establishing a free territory similar to the Ukraine free territory during the Russian civil war, as Antifa is an Anarcho Communist group.
North Carolina: After the collapse of any effective national government, the Governor declares the state to be independent of the former United States of America, and instead a successor to it. The 13,000 strong National Guard is mobilised to regain law and order, whilst the State Government draws up a constitution that is in most respects identical to that of the previous USA. The Governor sends a message to its neighbour, South Carolina, proposing to merge into the nation of Carolina, with the state governments merging on a proportional basis. This would be mutually beneficial, as together they are much stronger and can work together on rebuilding the United States. MOD RESPONSE. The military units at Fort Bragg, the largest army base in the world, and other bases in the state are put on standby and ordered to the borders to ensure they are respected. Due to the large national guard, and the presence of some the largest military bases in the world, along with the former US special forces command, the military is particularly strong. The Democrat government proposes to reverse many of Trump's policies, and promise an election to be held as soon as the nation is functioning fully, within the next two years. The military water purification supplies at Fort Bragg are distributed short term amongst civilians, whilst the government works on filtering the water for lead. All citizens are advised to boil or purify water before use. The governor, now president, announces plans to make the state self-sufficient in the minimum time frame possible.
- South Carolina will use a citizen's referendum to decide, scheduled for 2020
New York: We declare independence and immediately reorganize our Government. The Governor (currently Andrew Cuomo, elections scheduled for next year) becomes the president, while the congressional districts become Senate districts, each responsible for the election of two senators (sitting congresspersons hold their seats until next year, special elections for the second seats are held on March 8th), while the existing Assembly and Senate are merged to create the lower house, keeping the existing district system. Meanwhile, the water crisis is dealt with as effectively as possible. We accept aid from Canada, and use bottled water in the meantime. For a more permanent solution, we invest in more filters and a more modern water system, especially in New York City. Now cut off from the rest of the world, we decide to become as self sufficient as possible, and Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse are all rapidly re-industrialized. This creates jobs, and also makes New York one of the most powerful industrial states in the former USA. Using these resources, We send aid for the water crisis to New Jersey, and supplement our gift with favorable trade deals, giving them easy access to New York centers of industry. Similar measures are taken with Massachusetts. We also proceed to federalize all military assets left in New York, while also retrofitting several factories to produce all terrain transports, guns and munitions, with limited production of tanks and fighter jets also starting. Currently, New York is fielding an army of 75,000 men, with 125,000 more in reserve. We accept Michigan's alliance offer. We reach out the the governments of Vermont and Connecticut, asking both to merge with New York, pointing out that their lack of industrial power and population makes them easy targets otherwise, and that it would be beneficial to both parties. 'Mod response.
- Vermont accepts. Connecticut declines and in response militarizes the border in case of New York Invasion.
Virginia: Levar Stoney of the Democrat Party is elected President of Virginia. Virginia will be a parliamentary democracy. A plan to keep the infrastructure running is created, which will work for five years, then Virginia shall upgrade her infrastructure. There is a proposal from the new Virginian Labour Party to nationalize all Chinese and Indian investments in the state, as there is no point contiuing large scale business with these countries anymore. *Dip to West Virginia: we propose a unification of our states. We request a referendum on rejoining. Welfare plans are underway, and everyone is promised free electricity by 2030 and free housing by 2050. Meanwhile, Mosques and Islam continues to spread. This is sparking the outrage of the Republican Party, who claims that these Mosques are fueling radical Islamic terrorist ideology. Meanwhile, Christianity seems to be on the slow decline, with atheism growing. Conservatism also, while currently a dominant ideology, is also somewhat declining. Dip to North Carolina: We request an alliance. 9000 Troops are raised for the National Army. The air force has 3000 airmen. The Navy has 4000 sailors. The President can draft executive orders to muster much larger armies. FN SCAR is the new standard issue rifle. There is a plan to produce a new light Tank for the army using the latest armor technology. F16s are the standard fighter jet. There is also a plan to develop a new fighter jet, using technology from the F35, and F22, combined with the inexpensiveness of the f16. Richmond is declared capital.
Ohio: The federal government has collapsed, and the state of Ohio officially declares its independence, seceding from the union and forming the Great Lake Republic of Ohio, with former governor John Kasich becoming President of Ohio. President Kasich addresses the nation "It essential that we maintain unity among our people as the United States collapses and we shall rise from the ashes in this new Ohio nation, the preservation of law and order is essential in these times, as well as fraternity among all Ohioans. To preserve our newborn nation from any hostile threats such as Michigan and the water crisis, I declare martial law and temporarily suspend the elections in November and order the General Assembly to convene and for our troops to go to Toledo to defend against the impeding Michigan attack." 11,000 troops are mobilized from the 10,400 in the former Ohio National Guard and 5000 airplanes are also mobilized with the majority in Toledo and border fights break out engulfing the Second Toledo War. With Detroit in armed Revolution a state of war is declared between Ohio and Michigan and a bombing campaign is conducted on Michigan troops on the Toledo border and the March on Detroit begins. The navy is also sent out from Toledo to secure control of Lake Eerie and to help with the Invasion of Detroit, to blockade it in order to ultimately restore order in the city. Meanwhile, the General Assembly convenes and enacts policies to combat the water crisis, restoring and expanding pipes as well as requiring citizens to use bottled and filtered water and healthcare and hospitals are invested in to help with prevention and curing water borne illness and numerous tests are done on our water supply. "Ohioan Diplomacy: Despite our aggression towards Michigan and Kentucky we wish friendly relations to all other nations, proposing trading pacts with neighboring nations including Pennsylvania and Indiana. We thank Canada for the aid and also offer to trade with them.
- Michigan on Ohio trying to maintain friendly relations while being at war: GET OUT OF OUR DAMN COUNTRY FIRST, WE THOUGHT YOU VOTED FOR TRUMP, TOO!
Federal Republic of Washington: As the water issue continues to worsen, we continue our projects to deal with the water crisis, though as the year ends, bottled water begins to run low, forcing the nation to purchase water from neighbouring Canada. Until then, we are forced to ration as much bottled water as we possibly can, which forces President Inslee to call for a curfew in affected areas, with approval from the Senate. This curfew begins at 10:00 PM and ends around 6:00 AM. Meanwhile, the military is increased to a troop count of 11,230 from last year's 10,500, which is just enough to maintain a coherent defence and also to aid in the crisis. At the same time, Washington begins to influence Oregon, by funding opposition politicians in the country and also instigating unrest. We expect this to be useful in the coming days, as our military begins to adopt a grand strategy of hybrid warfare, with the unrest in Oregon being instigated through use of fake news sources, cyber warfare on potential interference from other states, and social media. However, this strategy will take some time to fully adapt, as the Washington Army Cyber warfare Division is created in secret. This means creating fake accounts on Facebook, Twitter and other social media to unleash damage and wreck havoc on opposition, as well as creating fake news sites. However, with this being given low priority, it would still take several years for the strategy to take effect, due to the water crisis. Meanwhile, 16 upgraded F-18s are constructed for our air force, as well as two B-1 bombers, with 50 M1A2 Abrams tanks, and a prototype of an M1A3, under development by the former US government, being tested. Meanwhile, we begin to propose the construction of a floating launch facility in the Pacific Ocean along the equator, specifically to use for rocket launches in international waters to make launch costs into Low Earth Orbit cheaper. As news of refugees reach Washington State, we decide to only accept a minimum of 500 refugees, until our water crisis is dealt with. Meanwhile, our forces begin to obtain the FN FNAC (an advanced version of the FN SCAR proposed in the Individual Carbine program in 2013 during the time of the old US government) as the standard issue assault rifle.
- Washingtonian Diplomacy: We would like to ask Canada to purchase at least two year's worth of bottled water for use by the people of Washington to alleviate the crisis.
- Canada accepts.
Virginia: The nation deals with the water crisis by rationing clean water and doing water tests, to figure out which water will work. Desalination plans begin to open.
- Dip to West Virginia: we propose a unification of our states. We request a referendum on rejoining. Welfare plans are underway, and everyone is promised free electricity by 2030 and free housing by 2050. Meanwhile, Mosques and Islam continues to spread. This is sparking the outrage of the Republican Party, who claims that these Mosques are fueling radical Islamic terrorist ideology. Meanwhile, Christianity seems to be on the slow decline, with atheism growing. Conservatism also, while currently a dominant ideology, is also somewhat declining.
Dip to North Carolina: we request an alliance. 9000 Troops are raised for the National Army. The air force has 3000 airmen. The Navy has 4000 sailors. The President can draft executive orders to muster much larger armies. FN SCAR is the new standard issue rifle. There is a plan to produce a new light tank for the army using the latest armor technology. F16s are the standard fighter jet. There is also a plan to develop a new fighter jet, using technology from the F35, and F22, combined with the inexpensiveness of the f16. Seeing the genocide in Kentucky, every Virginian Neo-Confederate is arrested, for fear of causing an insurgency as part of confederate loyalism and to protect our blacks. Blacks are distributed weapons that once belonged to the national guard for protection from Neo-Confederate Kentucky supporters. Protests occur in Richmond over the persecution, with many demanding retribution be done. We renounce our aggressive stance on Kentucky, preferring to "tame" it instead. Also, we send in 3000 troops to help Ohio. Also, a draft could be done, 100,000 Virginians might be drafted in the case of war. UPDATE: (LATER THIS HALF OF THE YEAR, WE PULL OUT OF THE MICHIGAN WAR IN FAVOR OF ALLIANCE WITH CALIFORNIA.)
- NC: We accept.
- Confederate Kentucky Dip: We offer military access to Virginia.
- West Virginia declines.
North Carolina: Seeing the predicament in Florida, the President orders thousands of troops from Fort Bragg in to the state to aid with the emergency response, setting up an emergency centre at NS Mayport. Specialist engineers enter the nuclear plant with military support and co-ordinate repairs to stem the crisis. They work tirelessly to fix the disaster and ensure a total meltdown does not follow. Meanwhile, army engineers and construction firms from a consortium of Floridian and North Carolinian companies assemble hundreds of tonnes of building materials at the power plant and begin to prepare an emergency sarcophagus for the reactor. At home and in Florida, experts are drafted to ensure all of the other nuclear plants are kept under constant surveillance and operate smoothly. Potassium Iodide is distributed on a massive scale in Florida, with laboratories set up in North Carolina with government subsidies to produce it. In NC, the KI trade booms as a result, causing an industry boom and stimulating rapid economic growth in the chemical industry. Many of these firms expand in to other Southern states, taking advantage of the sudden demand for Potassium Iodide and making vast profits. Troops and emergency teams in Florida evacuate and quarantine thousands of humans and animals to ensure the effect of radiation in the event of a total meltdown is limited. Everybody within 20 miles of the reactor is asked to leave their homes temporarily, although they are allowed to move back some three weeks later when the reactor is completly seled and the crisis averted. Clean-up crews from Florida and NC work on eradicating radiation and ensuring none can spread. Strong control of food and water supplies is introduced, although thanks to the water crisis many had been drinking from bottled imported water anyway. In NC, infrastructure is out in place to deal with any nuclear fallout moved by storm up the coast, and drills are carried out in preparation. A cyber warfare unit is set up in a bunker below Fort Bragg, manned by the best and brightest recruits available. One of the first orders of the day is to assume control of the cyber infrastructure of the collapsed US government, in particular its satellites, software, databases and weapons programmes. The government continues to deal with the water crisis by producing bottled and purified water en masse, and by making the nation self sufficient on water supplies which are lead-free. The economy continues to grow, particularly due to increased spending on infrastructure and the military supported by moderately increased taxes due to the state of emergency, which will be decreased come new year. The President begins to draft a National Improvements Tax Scheme. Campaigning gets underway for the referendum in South Carolina, with many seeing it as the best route for prosperity and survival in the trying times ahead. NC engineers are sent in to SC to aid the government in restoring clean water supplies, and many NC firms begin to distribute KI pills in the region, ensuring that the effect of fallout will be limited in the event of a complete meltdown in Florida. The nation also proposes to merge with Tennessee, as united they will be much stronger. NC forms a consortium of water and engineering firms with Tennessee and SC, in an attempt to stabilise supplies and unify the three states ahead of decisions concerning the merger.
Alabama: The nation centralizes its military and economy to spread out across the Bible belt. The federal government at Montgomery plans out its future endeavors for influence across North America in the recent chaos. The navy at Mobile is built up to influence trade in the Gulf of Mexico. The military and air force is built up at Fort Maxwell. We ask trade with Florida, Mexico, and Guatemala. Baptist Christianity grows in influence across the government and public sphere, as well as neo-Confederate supporters from across the southern united states. The Legislative of Alabama considers the idea of a new Confederate States of America, and asks Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, and South Carolina if they would be interested in such an idea (MOD RESPONSE).
- Confederate Kentucky Dip: We request an alliance with fellow Confederates Alabama.
New York -> New American Union: Upon the entry of Vermont into New York, President Cuomo declares the new state shall be called the New American Union. While we don't have an official flag, we semi-formally adopt a version of the American flag in which two stars are colored white and the remainder are colored grey. Our first presidential elections are held, with Spencer S. Snelling of the reunification party winning a full 62% of the vote. Elections in the House of Delegates and the Senate also deliver substantial majorities for his party, with the Democrats and Republicans both effectively sidelined. Meanwhile, the water crisis continues to be dealt with as effectively as possible, with better filters and a more modern water system kicking in this year, especially in New York City, Albany and Buffalo. Now cut off from the rest of the world, we decide to become as self sufficient as possible, and Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse are all rapidly re-industrialized. This creates jobs, and also makes New York one of the most powerful industrial states in the former USA. Using these resources, We send aid for the water crisis to New Jersey, and supplement our gift with favorable trade deals, giving them easy access to New York centers of industry. In addition, we fund New Jersey candidates who hold favorable views of New York, hoping to establish a New Jersey branch of the Unification Party shortly. Similar measures are taken with Massachusetts. Looking to expand trade as far west as possible, we begin shipping across the Great Lakes. We continue to federalize all military assets left in New York, while also retrofitting several factories to produce all terrain transports, guns and munitions, with limited production of tanks and fighter jets also starting. Currently, New York is fielding an army of 75,000 men, with 125,000 more in reserve. We accept Michigan's alliance offer, and seek for a peaceful end to the Ohioan invasion of Michigan. We reach out the the governments of Rhode Island and New Hampshire, asking both to merge with the New American Union, pointing out that their lack of industrial power and population makes them easy targets otherwise, and that it would be beneficial to both parties. Mod response. Upon the hostile militarization of the Connecticut, we invade the nation, wanting to avoid long term instability. In addition, we send troops to Michigan to help fend off the uncalled for Ohioan assault. (40k troops and 45 boats against CT, 60k troops against OH)
- OOC: Since I haven't seen the algo yet, I reserve the right to call both invasions off after I see the algo (Not the algo for this invasion, just the algo in general)
- In response to the hostile take over of Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine form a defensive agreement against New York.
Illinois: Sends 40k troops to help defend Michigan against Ohio, wanting to expand our influence and keep the Great lakes stable.
- OOC: Oct gave me his permission to post, screenshots available if anyone needs them ~Fires
Michigan: We continue to improve the Flint pipes. The 30,000 men that were fighting Antifa have 2/3rds withdrawn to fight Ohio. An extra 40,000 is raised to join the NAU/Illinois intervention force of 100,000. We also pick up surplus military equipment form Camp Grayling and make a push for Toledo. 170,000 troops pressing against Ohio. Whatever ships we can muster join the NAU fleet and raid Cleveland, bombing downtown and bombarding the port facilities. The massive assault overwhelms the 10,000 Ohioan soldiers that were invading us and we capture the Toledo Strip and continue the push in what we call Operation: Grassman.
Confederate Kentucky: President is shot by an black rebel and where is taken into Norton Hospital in a comatose state. As he is unable to govern new elections are proclaimed. David Duke forms an political party out of the KKK to run for elections, called the Fatherland Party. He is seen as an underdog, while most believe that he is unlikely to win the elections, he surprises everyone by winning the first round finishing second against the liberal candinate, Bob McGuire, a newcomer to politics, a former administration employ who finishes first. After a revelation that was somwhow leaked in public, about McGuire's connection with the black rebels, having a black guy as lover and handing over confidential data over to the black insurgents, an investigation was launched into him revealing further parts of his treachery, such as giving the the GPS coordinates of unguarded Kentuckian weapon stockpiles and luring a 16 year old white girl to the rebels as a gift. David Duke thus easily wins the elections by a vast margin, his part members take over the vast majority of the parliament seats. At the time of David Duke's presidential inauguration, Bob McGuire gets the death sentence for treason. A 15% flat tax is established for private individuals and corporations is established. hoping to relief our citizens from tax burdens, since they face all sorts of troubles with the flood. Many other unnecessary taxes are abolished. We also meant to permanently keep this newly establish flat tax, hoping to turn Kentucky into an economic powerhouse. Deregulation of burdensome regulations that slow down economical growth takes place. Privitization of the non essential parts of the oversized state such as services and properties as well as cutting the state budget and firing the non required public employees after an evaluation based on meritocratic standards takes place. Having established a stable government, the issues of Ohio river basin floods and lead poisoning are addressed and measures are taken to reduce its effect on the population. We prioritise the issue of reliefing the refugees, setting up camps on dry ground and handing over supplies to our citizens. Defenses such as levees, bunds, reservoirs, and weirs are used to prevent Ohio river basin flood from spreading. Emergency measures such as sandbags, hydrosacks or portable inflatable tubes are also used. As soon as the flood is over, assessment of the damages, unflooding works and reconstruction of the damages takes place. We also began constructing water purification plants to deal further with the water crisis. We also start draining water from Ohio river basin to channel it into our water supply system, as the flowing water is essentially decontaminating itself, cleansing faster than stagnant water, although it still requires purification, costs are considerably lower. The gold reserves of Fort Knox (4,582 metric tons) are used to establish the strongest currency in the former US area in the aftermath of the US collapse. Given our strong economical position, we attempt to influence and persuade West Virginia and Tennessee to join us to join us as autonomous states to recreate the Confederate States of America as a Union, sending them aid in their water crisis, while also expanding our influence in these two states by financing and aiding the construction of water purification plants and helping them decontaminate their lead poisoned water reservoirs. We also send them our spare purified water via our water supply system. [Mod Response]
Pennsylvania: In order to solve the water crisis, lead pipes in many cities are replaced and the water system is modernized. The nation continues to receive aid from Canada. Military recruitment is at an all-time high, with 75,000 enlisted personnel, 28 aircraft, and a small fleet of patrol boats along the Delaware River. Delaware and Maryland are asked to join the Commonwealth for their protection and to bring our states closer in alliance.
This turn will be extra long because Fires Forgot to start it
Some Mod response (Also since I am the only mod putting things on my talk page is probably better if I don't see it right away)
- South Carolina Referendum passes 51 - 49, however the Legislature (led by former UN ambassador Nikki Haley) refuses to disolve unless new elections are held.
- Tennesse and West Virginia decline all Union offers
- Delaware accepts Pennsylvania's offer, but Maryland declines.
- Elections in New Hampshire change the legislature, which then requests to join New York. Rhode Island and the rest of New England still refuses to submit, and accepts Pennsylvania's alliance
- New Jersey is being influenced by too many actors to join any other nation.
Query: I am assuming that it's a minority of the SC legislature- it is very implausible that the entire government, which were open enough to the idea to authorise a referendum, would then deny the people's vote. I am also wary since that many other states have already merged with two or three others, without referendums, which I find implausible. The government may have collapsed but the citizens of the states are still rational supporters of democracy on the whole surely? - Emp
Where the vote was so close, some more conservative members of the legislature feel justified in filibustering the dissolution of South Carolina's Government. The bulk of citizens do support merging, but enough of them don't to embolden the conservatives. ~Edge
Virginia: The economy crashes. The nation descended into anarchy, with the military doing very little to stop it, before in Richmond, a group known as the "Trench-Coat Mafia" launched a coup against the liberal government, seizing power obviously. They also target the traditional conservatives such as Ken Cuccenili, beginning the purge. The conservative revolt is blamed as well. This originally didn't do much, until the Air Force General pledged loyalty to the trench coat regime, not knowing it was Fascist. Originally, Richard Spencer was going to become President of America, before young Ethan James Beckner (secretly) assassinated him and declares himself Duce of Virginia. He immediately begins water purification to give people safe water and stabilization of the state. He imprisons political opponents and ANTIFA members. He strengthens ties with the Confederacy. He also declares himself uncrowned King of Scotland and creates an ingenious plan to save the British economy. M1A3 plans are discovered, and it is decided that this will become the new tank for the Army. The FN SCAR will still become the standard issue rifle. The Fascist Trench coat Mafia regime begins healthcare programs and mass indoctrination programs, and a giant statue of Ethan is made. Duce Beckner has a large banquet for senior trench coat mafia members. Beckner begins taking money from corrupt billionaires, claiming to give it to the populace, but in reality giving it to himself. He also takes some of the states budget to enrich himself. However, Virginia is being stabilized, and is on the rise. (no rythm intended). Propaganda is distributed to turn people away from the christian conservative Virginian White Army. Also, segregation is re-implemented. (DIP TO KENTUCKY: WE REQUEST MILITARY HELP AGAINST KEN LOYALISTS WE SECRETLY PROMISE SOME OF OUR WESTERN MOST COUNTIES.) 100,000 troops are drafted to crush the Neo Con insurgency. Neo Con holdouts are surrounded and wiped out. Vietnam style air raids occur on conservative military bases and agricultural support areas. The Liberals are arrested before they can revolt. WE REQUEST MILITARY ASSISTANCE FROM ALABAMA (NATE, RESPOND)
- Confederate Kentucky Dip: Given past Abysmal relations with Virginia, we ask for Southwest Region and Pulaski, Montgomery, Giles, Patrick and Highland counties in order to intervene in the Virginian Civil War in Duce Ethan's side with 30,000 troops.
- Virginia Dip: We agree to this offer.
- Alabama Dip: we send the Alabama air force and military expedition to help Virginia put down the rebels.
Pennsylvania: Seeing New York's aggression against Connecticut (and feeling a bit threatened), Pennsylvania offers to join New England's defensive alliance to even the odds. Kentucky's alliance offer is accepted as well for the same reason, although both states fundamentally disagree on their political ideals. In order to solve the water crisis, lead pipes in many cities are replaced and the water system is modernized. The nation continues to receive aid from Canada. Military recruitment is at an all-time high, with 80,000 active personnel, 40 aircraft, and a small fleet of patrol boats along the Delaware River. Given the unpredictable nature of North American affairs, a new bill is passed allowing Pennsylvania to raise as many as 600,000 troops in defense of the Republic, although this seems unlikely for the time being. Delaware and Maryland are asked to join the Commonwealth for their protection and to bring our states closer in alliance. A similar offer is extended to New Jersey. (More to come)
Alabama: The department of domestic affairs works hard to sanitize the water from the Gulf of Mexico, as well as draw on tributaries of the Mississippi river to ease the water shortage. The military is further expanded at Fort Maxwell, modernizing the air force and army. The navy at Port Mobile improves trade with the Gulf of Mexico. We ask Louisiana, Mississippi and Georgia to join us (Mod response). Military expeditions and air force are sent to help Virginia from their revolt.
- Mississippi and Georgia accept, Louisiana rejects.
- Carolina asks that these two nations instead host referendums so that democracy may be respected, rather than conferring all power to the state assemblies. In particular, Carolina is also interested in joining with Georgia, for together the three states could be so much more powerful.
- Kentucky disapproves of both nation's recent expansion into other Southern States, but ultimately favors the fellow Confederate government of Alabama, instead of North Carolina which claims itself as direct successor of the fallen US government. We also disapprove of the coup against the rightful democratically elected Southern Carolinian government, accusing North Carolina of hypocrisy.
- Carolina demands an apology.
- Confederate Kentucky refuses to apologize, stating that removing elected officials is seen as aggressive behaviour towards its neighbors.
Carolina: Despite a binding referendum which has merged NC and SC with a 51% majority, some members of the SC legislature resist, despite voting for the referendum in the first place. These members, in particular Nikki Haley, rapidly lose public support. Although 49% of the state may have agreed with her in that the state should remain independent, the number who felt that the state legislature had no right to defy a referendum was far higher than the 51% who voted for the merger. Many republicans saw it as a step too far by the state government, whilst democrats saw it as a blow to democracy. Whilst joint elections are organised for June where both states will merge properly, the South Carolinian national guard arrests Nikki Haley and all those in legislature who are fighting the clear mandate of the people. They are allowed to continue in their posts until June, under close house arrest and censorship, and without any public engagements, so as to prevent government instability prior to the restructuring. During this time, they are tried by the South Carolinian House and Senate Ethics committees, and many are dismissed and barred from immediate re-election although those who are acquitted may run for election again. The June elections fully unify the state and are relatively seamless and clean. The government of Carolina has a slight Republican majority, but the President is a very neutral Independent, voted in with a 61% majority. Under the new leadership, the economy grows at a rapid rate, the industrialisation of the nation serving it well in the post-US climate. Government spending is high, but so are tax revenues despite maintaining relatively low rates. The cyber warfare unit at Fort Bragg consolidates its control over former US cyber systems such as the federal databases, military satellite networks and automated missile systems. Work also begins on secretly assuming control of the utility networks of many states, through coordinated cyber infiltration and covert business transactions. The unit also secretly works to install backdrops into the Californian military systems and infrastructure networks. In particular, the radiation scare of the previous year is found to have added some extra $1 billion to the economy. The National Improvements Tax Scheme, a campaign pledge of the President, is found to have strong bi-partisan support, and plans are drawn up for it to be announced to the legislature next year. Carolinian troops are thanked as heroes in Florida after their role in averting a disaster that could've spelled the end to a good portion of the state. Carolina enters negotiations with Florida over a union between the nations- a series of binding collecting pacts and laws to strengthen the states whilst maintaining sovereignty. A referendum is to be held, dependent on Florida's support, by both nations next year on such a pact. MOD RESPONSE, PLS. Whilst the nation respects Tennessee's decision, it still views it as a valuable partner and so sends aid in the form of utility consortiums and water engineers. It urges the nation to remain a stalwart of contemporary democracy and to not let itself become a puppet of extremist politicians. It notes that Tennessee, much like Carolina, has a history of bi-partisan support rather than being solidly inclined in either direction. It also offers support in the form of cyber units to ensure Tennessee's internet remains free and democratic. Humanitarian aid is sent to New Mexico. Carolina starts work on its own man-portable lasers following suit of many other nations, and also begins to stock up on LRADs, vehicle mounted Active Denial Systems and OC spray. The Ranger Corp based at Fort Bragg is sent on a sophisticated urban warfare programme, part of a number of military exercises designed to prepare for all eventualities. Agents and observers are sent to California to determine the situation on the ground.
- A referendum is held late in the year. The results have South Florida in favor of Union and North Florida against, with the vote once again nearly 50-50. However, a peaceful solution is devised where in South Florida will join Carolina and North Florida will become independent. The agreement passes FL legislature. South Florida joins North Carolina. North Florida seeks an alliance with Carolina instead.
- Designating Jackson Purchase region as an conservation area, placing super environmental friendly laws as well as designating it as an Tech Industrial Environment Friendly Zone, hoping to establish our tech industry there.
- Offering incentives for tech industry growth and expansion in the designated Jackson Purchase area, such as a competitive advantage of zero taxes for the first decade after investing in the region and flat tax rate of 10% after the first decade, which is 5% lower than the flat tax rate for the rest of the state.
- Establishing a special department, the Confederate Technological Assistance Department, to address any issues that hamper the advancement and growth of the Tech Industry, as we consider the advancement of our tech industry vital for our state. The effective function and well being of our Tech Industry is our primary concern.
- Unnecessary regulations that slow down our Tech Industry are abolished.
- Loaning funds to tech investors with without charging any interest at all to promote growth.
- The Jackson Purchase Tech Industrial Environment Friendly Zone is heavily invested in developing infrastructure, tech related focused. Green initiatives are funded, hoping to reduce our dependence on Petroleum and Coal as well as add to the something special to the aesthetics of the project.
- Globally an initiative to attract tech investors for our Jackson Purchase Tech Industrial Environment Friendly Zone is made, citing high yields and green development as principal elements of our project.
Already established tech giants are preferred partners as they already possess the technological expertise instead of starting right from the scratch. We seek to turn the Jackson Purchase Tech Industrial Environment Friendly Zone into a place where these Tech giants can thrive and develop even further.
- North California rejects.
Federal Republic of Washington: With the water crisis over, things begin to return to normal for our nation, but tragedy strikes again when a terrorist attack hits one of our power plants. As a result, our government uses this as a justification to fight Oregon, which results in an invasion of Oregon, and the push towards Salem, as the state of emergency and curfews are lifted. Recruitment goes from 11,230 to 100,000, as angry citizens move to join the cause and our forces, at least 96,000 strong, advance onto Oregon. Meanwhile, the treatment plant goes into repairs, as construction crews rush to fix the damage caused by the terrorists. Meanwhile, this also goes into the excuse of Washington State passing the New PATRIOT Act, similar to the old PATRIOT Act, which reduces President Inslee's popularity. This may affect the next elections, scheduled for 2022 between the Conservative Party and the Washington Social Democrats, along with other third parties that have emerged since the collapse of the former US. To ensure neither of the Californias are aware of the upcoming invasion, fake news sites begin spreading rumours of an invasion from Mexico, to distract both sides, while a campaign of cyber attacks is launched on both nations. Meanwhile, upgraded F-18s continue to be manufactured, and the M1A3 finally enters a state of mass production, and thus, active service. Some of these, and other types of equipment (including ammunition, FN FNACs and at least five F-18s, the last of which is reserved for New Mexico only), are shipped to New Mexico in order to slow down Mexico's advance on the state. At the same time, equipment, funding, weapons (specifically old M-16s, M-4s, old M60 tanks and M1A2 Abrams tanks), food, water and medicine are sent via shell companies and non-profits to various cartels in Mexico, and insurgent groups, which include left-wing populist insurgents and secessionist groups in Yucatan and Chiapas in order to cause trouble to the Mexican government and destabilise the nation, along with expansion of our cyber attacks against Mexico's IT infrastructure. In other scientific news: the Washington Armed Forces resume development on the F/A-XX program, which now looks into two candidates: the Boeing X-12A, a subsonic optionally manned fighter, and a revived, upgraded version of Lockheed Martin's old HTV-3X Blackswift, now a fully unmanned, hypersonic, suborbital flight-capable autonomous drone aircraft, but with a small nuclear reactor used to power both the turbine engine and ramjet. It also can switch between the two modes and can also has variable-sweep wings capable of entering the body of the aircraft at hypersonic speeds, and returning to normal below supersonic speeds. The issue of the nuclear reactor, however, forces the program to be kept in secret. Hearing news of Kentucky's development of man-portable lasers in the Eastern US, Washington rushes to do the same to Special Forces Divisions formerly used by the Federal Government, now part of Washington's Special Tactics and Reconnaissance Divisions, along with SWAT Teams and Riot Police, while goggles are issued for our forces, once these lasers come into practical service, to avoid permanent loss of eyesight. No official name is given to the program, though an announcement is expected by next year. In addition, we begin production of V-22 Osprey VTOLs in order to figure out a way to develop a replacement in the meantime, with 24 of them being constructed all year so far. The M1A3s constructed reach 27 by year's end, while the F-18G Super Hornets officially reach 18 of them into production this year. In industry news: President Inslee begins investing into the tech industry, and effectively begins turning Seattle, already full of tech giants, into a place where these giants can thrive and benefit. We begin subsidies on green initiatives to reduce our dependence on petroleum, and plans on the ocean launch pad continue in the concept stage. We also provide subsidies for these companies and incentives to invest in Seattle's already massive high-tech industry. In the shadows, however, a conspiracy is beginning to emerge, as several Communist sympathisers within the government and the scientific community begin to plot against President Inslee. However, the plans are still not yet to be put in motion, as all they have to do is wait.
- Confederate Kentucky Dip: We propose official partnership and cooperation with the Federal Republic of Washington on various technological fields and joint development of man-portable lasers and related research.
- Washingtonian Diplomacy: The Federal Republic of Washington hereby accepts the offer, and hopes to have a good economic relationship with the state of Kentucky.
- Washingtonian Secret Diplomacy (to Canada): We officially ask the Canadian government to request the UN to invoke sanctions against Mexico, in order to buy the New Mexicans time to fight back. It also requests that in the meantime, an embargo is imposed on the Mexican government until UN sanctions are enacted.
- Confederate Kentucky Dip: Thanks the Federal Republic of Washington for agreeing, stating that we also wish for a good economic relationship as well as a technological partnership and in general cooperation between our great states.
- Washingtonian Secret Diplomacy (to Arizona, and Texas): We hereby plead to the nations of Arizona, Southern California and Texas respectively to join the fight to save New Mexico from Mexican aggression.
- Arizonian Secret Diplomacy (to Washington): We will join the fight against Mexico.
- Texas is still player for now. South California rejects in order to focus on their civil war. Canada attempts to push sanctions through, however they fail in the security council.
New American Union: Noting the offer to join from New Hampshire, we quickly accept, thus adding another white start to our flag. The flag continues to be semi-official, and the president announces it will not become official until we once again have 50 White stars. The shocking causalities in Ohio are damaging to the Snelling Administration, but the massive victory and the claiming of almost half of Ohio somewhat offsets this. While the blizzard this year is worse than normal, existing infrastructure is largely able to coup with it. In places where it isn't Military and police units are deployed to clear snow, using larger vehicles as snow plows where necessary. We make sure everyone has access to food, and temporary distribute it for free in the few places supermarkets can't be accessed. Now cut off from the rest of the world, we decide to become as self sufficient as possible, and Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse are all rapidly re-industrialized. This creates jobs, and also makes New York one of the most powerful industrial states in the former USA. Using these resources, We send aid to New Jersey, and supplement our gift with favorable trade deals, giving them easy access to New York centers of industry. In addition, we fund New Jersey candidates who hold favorable views of New York, hoping to establish a New Jersey branch of the Unification Party shortly. Lastly, we Secretly start arming pro-NAU militias in New jersey, as allies on the ground are informing us that violence may soon break out End Secret. We continue relations with Massachusetts, despite their alliance with Pennsylvania, as we feel New England should at least be able to trade openly. Looking to expand trade as far west as possible, we begin shipping across the Great Lakes. We continue to federalize all military assets left in New York, while also retrofitting several factories to produce all terrain transports, guns and munitions, with limited production of tanks and fighter jets also starting. Currently, New York is fielding an army of 150,000 men, with 250,000 more in reserve. In particular, the border with Pennsylvania is militarized to prevent insurrection from the expansionist power. We divide Ohio with Michigan and Illinois [Borders agreed upon already], and turn our portion of the state into the Client state of East Ohio. While we don't wish to become very involved, we watch the situation in Virginia with some interest.
- East Ohio: After the conquest of Ohio, East Ohio peacefully submits to the NAU, holding elections which result in huge gains for the Ohio Branch of the Unification party. Around 60,000 troops are ready to fight, with a full 60,000 more in reserve. In particular, the border with Pennsylvania is militarized to prevent insurrection from the expansionist power.
Michigan: We annex Western Ohio, and see to put a Great Lakes identity on them, so they don't revolt against us. More pipes across the nation are improved, and we begin to bottle up the fresh water of the great lakes, and send it to people who pay well. We remove our old name of Michigan, to that of what we now call ourselves, the Great Lakes Republic with currently Lansing as its capital. We however do plan to invade and possibly divide up Indiana with our Illinois allies. The Detroit Revolution is finished up, with repairs immediately beginning on the city, to bring in new jobs, and hopefully restart its industry. Antifa members are rounded up, and shot or hanged. President Snyder becomes head of the Republic Party of the GLR, while many Democrats turn to the Social Peoples Party. Many in Representative meetings, call the SPP "Communists", "Traitors", and "No-good Reds."
Socialist Republic of Minnesota: Lincoln Price of the Socialist Party of Minnesota has been elected president causing a switch of the government to a socialist one and causing the name from Minnesota to change to the Socialist Republic of Minnesota. Meeting in January in Canada have been held leading to several agreements for economical support and a pipeline that stretches all the way to Minneapolis which is under construction currently. Large investments have been made to infrastructure in the nation and the development of Naval Battleship's with six being made in newly built government owned shipyards. Drafts have been held in the nation for three years of service. 36,000 people have been recruited into the military. local airports have been purchased by the government and have been turned into air bases with the production of fighter jets being made. Ballistic Missile developments are also in the works with tests planned to be conducted by 2022. 46 Tanks have also been produced as well. Mutual agreements have been made with the Dakota's for trade but no true bonds have been made. Nuclear Power plants in the nation have been ordered to be shutdown by the President in August to avoid any nuclear meltdown possibility. By learning from a variety of disasters that have happened in other nations, water tests are ordered to be conducted every month due to new regulation bills being signed. Government owned Windmill Power plants and Solar Panels have become more of a common use which has lowered the levels of pollution. Car companies have also begun to form in the nation like Minny.Inc which creates highly fuel efficient vehicles and has become a popular brand. Fishing Industries along the coast have also grown. An invasion of Wisconsin has been made with the takeover of St.Croix, Polk, Burnett, Douglas, Pierce, Pepin, Buffalo and Bayfield counties with planes attacking the city of Madison in a surprise attack and invasion of the nation. The nation request assistance from the Great Lakes Republic in an all out invasion of Wisconsin.
Utah: Governor Gary Herbert wins reelection in 2020, and in his victory speech Governor Herbert declares and proclaims the reformation of the State of Deseret, and upon the death of Thomas S. Monson, Gov. Herbert is elected as the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for reforming Deseret. "It is our moral imperative as Mormons to help those in need, to be united in love for our fellow man, to help the citizens of Deseret and our neighbors, such as the former state of Nevada, which has collapsed into anarchy and is ruled by the Cosa Nostra Mafia, they have no laws yet are oppressed by sin, especially the city of Las Vegas, which is the most sinful city in the world. We must conquer Mafia Nevada and restore law and order to free the people of Nevada from anarchy and sin, we declare war on the Cosa Nostra Mafia, sending 30,000 troops as well as sending Mormon pilgrims and missionaries that raise the flag of Utah and Deseret, launching a blitzkrieg to Las Vegas.
- Washingtonian Secret Diplomacy: We would like to request Deseret to authorise the crossing of Washington troops to assist New Mexico, as well as join the fight against the Mexican government and ensure the sovereignty of the former US's new nations.
- Deseret Secret Dip: We accept the request for military access, so long as our sovereignty is respected and we get to trade with Washington.
- Washingtonian Secret Diplomacy: The government of the Federal Republic hereby accepts.
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Stratocracy of Oklahoma: We get a coup installing Stratocrat which quickly gains support of the army. He installs military generals into the government. We also ready up our army where 50,000 go prepare to do an attack on Kansas and 30,000 to defend our homeland. We also rename our country to The Stratocracy of the United Tribes. We also demand southeast Kansas or they will get war.(mod response)
New American Union: We use 150,000 troops to launch an attack on Pennsylvania, sending 30,000 troops to five battlefields spread across Bradford, Tioga and Potter counties (five separate battles on one front). We ask Michigan to open a front in the west, allowing them to send troops through East Ohio if they would like to. Spencer S. Snelling attends the UN conference. more to come.
- GLR: We comply with the NAU request, and invade Eastern Penn with 150,000 troops.
Federal Republic of Cascadia: As our forces take control of Oregon and annex it, the Federal Republic of Washington is renamed to the Federal Republic of Cascadia. While indirect aid continues to be sent to New Mexico, the attention of Mexican forces involved in neighbouring California forces the hand of the Cascadian government, effectively resulting in 150,000 troops out 172,983 total troops, the majority of these being raised from patriotic men in Washington and the pro-Cascadian people in the new state regions of North Oregon and South Oregon, being sent to strike at Northern California. Prior to this, several air strikes are sent to target specific bases across Northern California, in order to deny Northern California of air dominance. The result is that Inslee effectively joins the Californian Civil War on the side of Southern California to prevent the rise of a dictatorship in the West Coast, and prevent the further spread of Mexican influence, and Russian influence into the former US. Indirect support towards the cartels and various insurgents in Chiapas and Yucatan continue, and development of our 6th Generation Fighters continue, especially the TOP SECRET HTV-3X Blackswift, and the more publicly known X-12A. The name for our man-portable laser weapons program is announced as the Advanced Man-Portable Energy Weapon Program or AMPEW for short. At the same time, we resume work on the Future Lift Vehicle family of helicopters from the old US government in order to keep an edge on our forces. Meanwhile, campaigning for the 2022 general election begins, as the issue of the New PATRIOT Act affect Inslee's popularity, but also being maintained relatively stable thanks to the annexation of Oregon. The result is that Inslee maintains a slim margin over opposition candidate Andrew J. Norman of the Social Democrats in the polls. Shortly after campaigning begins, Inslee goes to attend a UN conference to establish why Cascadia should be recognised as a sovereign nation. Meanwhile, the conspiracy in Cascadia continues to gain traction, as plans for a coup are set into motion before the end of the decade. During North California's attempt to attack Cascadia, Vice President Habib is killed in the airstrikes, effectively placing Senate Speaker Frank Chopp as Vice President of Cascadia.
- Cascadian Diplomacy: We request that Deseret, Arizona, Texas and Canada deploy troops to assist in the fight against South California, which will, in turn, prevent a dictator from rising in the West Coast of the US, especially one supported by Russia and Mexico.
- Canada Rejects
- Texas accepts, and sends 100k men to support SoCal and 60k to defend New Mexico.
- In response to Washington's hostility, Nor Cal begins bombing Cascadia. One bomb kills the Vice President of Washington.
Pennsylvania: In response to New York's invasion, 134,000 troops and 60,000 reserve personnel are mobilized in defense of the Commonwealth, bringing the armed forces to 274,000 (including army, navy, air force, etc). A bombing campaign is launched against Michigan, targeting major cities including Detroit, Lansing, and Grand Rapids, as well as major cities in Michigan-held Ohio. Pennsylvanian forces on the home front refuse to give the invaders any ground. Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Wilmington are fortified. Kentucky and New England are asked to honor their alliance and contribute troops to the war against New York and Michigan.
- Still trapped in the Virginian Civil War. I need an algo for that one. Sorry, and not very sure which side I am gonna take in that conflict - if any. (Need to talk to both of you) ~Bear
- New England honors the alliance, bars Maine who declines to enter the war.
The Socialist Republic of The Midwest: After the quick and short lived war with Wisconsin, the nation is fully annexed by Minnesota leading to a name change. Memorials across the nation have been made for the lives lost on both sides. President Price visited one of the memorials and battle fields and attended some of the funerals in respect for the lives lost. Rebuilding of the lost military have begun with 48,000 people signing up to join the military with 32,000 others being drafted. Also, shipyards have expanded in the nation. This has caused 13 Naval vessels to be built six of which were destroyers and three were cruisers with one being an aircraft carrier. Aircraft production has expanded as well within the nation. Minny, Inc has grown in popularity. Coffee and chocolate companies have become to take shape being very popular and even catching the attention of government officials who have been caught in the capital city purchasing coffee and chocolates from these new gourmet chocolate and coffee shops. Tanks continue to be massively produced as well. 84 tanks have been produced this year. A project has begun in the nation ordered by the president due to an executive order to rebuild and establish order in Wisconsin. An invasion had been conducted on both of the Dakotas to annex the nations and also support socialist uprisings in the Dakota's in order to distract the two nations even more. 123,000 troops have been sent to invade Roberts, Marshall, Day, Grant, Deuel, Brookings, Moody, Minnehaha, Pembina, Walsh, Cass, Trail, Richland, Ransom, Sargent, Barnes, Steele, Ramsay,Cavalier, Towner, Benson,Eddy, Foster, Stuttsman, and Lamouer counties crippling both nations. hope for their surrender is likely. Businesses and development within the nation is still growing with infrastructure and education being heavily invested on. Works on an Affordable Healthcare Act is in the works with support being made for the poor. Due to the recent conflicts, this has caused a job boom with many people having jobs for producing supplies for the recent conflicts being fought. works on forming a mutual relationship between Michigan and our nation are hoped to be reached to avoid an conflicts. The development of the nations first ballistic missiles seem to be going great and continue to be on schedule a New Year's Celebration was celebrated in Madison and Minneapolis with 100's of thousands of people being brought to the capitol building which had a large ball drop down at midnight leading to an extravagant firework show. Many people remain worried over the conflict with the Dakota's but this year's events kept most at ease with concerns of the war being limited . The president of the nation also plans to meet with the UN as a representative of the nation to prove that the nation is independent.
Confederate Kentucky: President David Duke leads the Confederate delegation into the UN in an effort to gain recognition and membership. Other prominent members of the UN delegation are Minister of Propaganda Bureau Steve Bannon and General Stephen Donald "Don" Black. With the Virginian Civil War over we celebrate the annihilation of the rebel forces, with huge military parades on the streets. General Stephen Donald "Don" Black and Lieutenant General Richard B. Spencer get decorated with the Legionary Medal and the Virginian Civil War Service Medals. Wanting to further improve our administrative efficiency, Cincinnati metropolitan area is designated and restructured as a city, it is also fortified given its proximity to the borders with Michigan. The few media outlets that still remain not influenced by government oriented propaganda, are taken over and start broadcasting Propaganda Bureau (PB) sponsored propaganda. Our joint R&D of man-portable laser turret with Cascadia gains yields as some somewhat workable prototypes emerge. Man-portable laser turret related R&D such as external lithium-ion battery power sources and laser eye protection goggles yield even better results, although R&D continues. We guarantee paid parental leave to white women, sensing the dangerously low white birth rates as a threat to our state, we find it only necessary to boost birth rates to keep our nation growing. We give a few SpecOps, SWAT teams and Riot Police select units the chance to test those man-portable laser turret prototypes, looking for feedback into its efficiency and results categorically state that the main issues with the prototype is too heavy and dyskinetic, its low accuracy, and that it almost completely shuts down after firing a blast to cool down. In response we focus a part of our R&D to make this man-portable laser turret lighter and easier to move, improve its accuracy and sufficiently reduce the time it takes to cool down. The Jackson Purchase Tech Industrial Environment Friendly Zone prospers as predicted with Tech giants around the globe seeking to start activities there and some bolder Tech corps even consider to relocate their HQ there. Our tech industry grows with a gigantic annual rate of 4000%. In a mission of utmost importance, striving to bring our Armed Forces on par with the rest of the powers in the region, we request Russia to purchase military equipment from them such as Lebedev PL-14/15 pistols, OSV anti-materiel sniper rifles, PP-2000 submachine guns, AEK-973 A-545 assault rifles, AK-15 assault rifles, ADS amphibious rifles, Kord-12.7 mm heavy machine guns, S-500 Prometey missile systems and missiles, Krasukha-4 Electronic counter Measure systems, T-14 Armata MBTs, T-15 Armata Heavy IFVs, Kurganets-25 tracked platforms, Bumerang armored personnel carriers, Bumerang-BM/Epoch remote weapon stations, 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled guns, 9A52-4 Tornado multiple rocket launchers, BM-30 Smerch 9A52-2 multiple rocket launchers, Sprut-B 2A45M anti-Tank guns, 2S25 Sprut-SD tank destroyers, TOS-1 multiple rocket launchers, TM-72 anti-tank mines, 9K333 Verba MANPADS, RPG-32 grenade launchers, AGS-30 automatic grenade launchers, Varna incendiary rocket launchers, 2B25 Gall suppressed mortars, Orlan-10 UAVs, ZALA 421-08 UAV/MAVs, Mil Mi-28 attack helicopters, Kamov Ka-52 "Alligator" attack-scout helicopters, Yakovlev Yak-130 light fighters, PAK FA T-50 stealth air superiority fighters, Mikoyan LMFS (MiG-1.27) lightweight stealth multirole fighters as well as licenses to domestically produce them, offering to pay them in gold, believing in Russian's military equipment superiority and abilities as well as viewing ourselves as ideologically aligned and friendly dispositioned towards the Kremlin, also seeking a solid and reliable cooperation and if possible partnership with them. [Mod Response]
Virginia: 60,000 troops are raised to crush the rebellion. Children are indoctrinated in school. Airbases are built outside of conflict area, on the Kentucky border, who recently took land from us in exchange for aiding us in the civil war. Naval bases are built on the coast, surface to surface missiles from ships target the rebels.DIPLOMACY TO KENTUCKY: SEEING OUR TECH INDUSTRY AS COLLAPSING, WE OFFER A TECH TRANSFER AGREEMENT. WE WILL GIVE OUR F22S ON LEASE, SELL F35 PLANS, WHERE YOU CAN REVERSE ENGINEER THE F22 FIGHTER JETS. WE ALSO OFFER TO JOINTLY PRODUCE THE FN SCAR AS OUR STANDARD ISSUE RIFLE SHOULD RUSSIA REJECT THE EXPORT DEAL. ALSO, WE WILL GIVE YOU FUTURE VERTICAL LIFT DESIGNS. WE ALSO OFFER M1A3 PLANS AND THE BAE GRIFFEN LIGHT TANK. THIS CAN AID YOUR TECH AND MILITARY INDUSTRY AND CAN MIX AMERICAN AND RUSSIAN EQUIPMENT SHOULD RUSSIA AGREE TO THE DEAL YOU HAD OFFERED. (RESPONSE NEEDED)
- Confederate Kentucky Dip: As our nation has long promoted cooperation between allied and friendly dispositioned regimes or governments, we accept the Virginian offer. (Ahhhh - all these caps my eyes. Fix them please)
Great Lakes Republic: We continue to improve piping and industry. The rebuilding of Detroit continues. To guard off against Communist aggression, we place 100,000 men in the Upper Peninsula. We begin to construct M60 Patrons and M1 Abrams tanks to fill in our armored corps making 20 of each. We send our Air Force to take out Pennsylvanian air bases, and we begin to place anti-aircraft guns in Detroit, Lansing, Toledo, Flint, and Dayton. We hold elections in request of the people (edge you can decide in this since your the political scientist). We begin to build up our Air Force, making 20 F-15s, and ten Warthogs. We counter offer the Home of Mike Pence, Indiana, to merge into the GLR and stop the bulwark of American Communism which had just taken our ally of Illinois, democracy, or tyranny is the choice (Mod Rep).
United Republic of Carolina and South Florida: The members of SC government are released from house arrest following the unifying elections. All criminal charges are dropped, although they will still face the appropriate Ethics committees in the legislature, where they will face their colleagues to determine their guilt or innocence. South Florida is welcomed to the nation, and measures are taken immediately to address climate change concerns in the region, including building flood defences and increased land zoning, on top of increased environmental regulations. The nation, now with access to South Florida's huge coastline, increases naval spending and commissions a Ford class super carrier, along with a half dozen Arleigh Burke destroyers, four Ohio-class submarines and the appropriate logistics ships, using the plans obtained by the cyber warfare division. Construction work expands the naval ports in South Florida to enable the shipbuilding and later, the housing of this fleet. Several thousand jobs are created in the former South Carolina through the expansion of the air force, as the building of 50 F-35 Bs is announced to complement the aircraft carriers, and 50 F-35 As for the Air Force. The alliance with North Florida is ratified, promising mutual defence. A military recruitment drive begins, aiming to decrease unemployment. The economy continues to grow, in particular through ship building, increased military spending, and the chemical industry. After the final collapse of government in Washington D.C, several thousand troops are sent to secure the city for its own protection, which is independent of any state and incredibly weak, especially in the face of the turmoil surrounding the city. The worried citizens welcome them with open arms, as the soldiers help organise an effective democratic government for the region, although it is noted that it is pro-United Republic. The soldiers assume command of the police to ensure order is maintained despite the surrounding chaos. The UR clarifies that this is a friendly gesture rather than an invasion, and is done so with full public co-operation. Meanwhile, President Kirkman introduces his much anticipated National Improvements Tax Scheme. The National Improvements Tax Scheme is a scheme that is designed to improve the state of the nation across the board, from the national economy to the education system, the health department to the Highways Agency, the police forces to the highways. The scheme is funded by a proposed minor tax to be charged for every member of the household, no matter the age, to be paid by every taxpayer, no matter their financial situation. Because of the incredibly small amount involved, it is judged to have only a very small effect on household finances. The tax will cost $1 a person per week, averaging at $4 a month. The average US household of three people will therefore be liable to pay £3 a week, in other words $12 a month. This vast annual sum could be collected in a variety of ways, to be discussed on the legislature platform. The first would be to spend it on the area the government funds to be most lacking in funds at the time of taxation. For example, the money could be used to help solve current financial issues with healthcare. However, it could also be allocated via an online public ballot. This website would be found under the usual .gov address, and would only contain the proposed poll, a way to feedback and suggest new choices, and a history of choices so far, so as to keep down costs to the website developer. The poll would give a choice of many different areas of proposed funding and would allow users to share their ideas for future investments of the tax. These choices could, for example, contain funds for; ambulances, soup kitchens, rail maintenance, school grants, highway maintenance, airport expansion, flood defences, coastal engineering or even police taser and firearms training. The area with the most votes would receive the money, but would not be eligible for the next vote, so as to spread the funds across the board. They would however be eligible for all the votes after that. This voting system would raise public opinion and interest in the scheme, whilst helping to improve democracy over public spending decisions.The allocation term for either method could either be per week or per month, or even per year.
The Communist Republic of Illinois requests merge with Indiana and Wisconsin.
Alabama -> Confederate States of America: The union of Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi becomes a larger federation, created by the neo-Confederate supporters in the three states. Established as continuation of the earlier Confederate States of America, we ask Kentucky and Virginia to join together in a greater economic and diplomatic union, known as the Union of Confederated States. The total population of the nation is 19 million, greatly expanding the military. The Atlantic navy is built up at Savannah, with the Gulf navy at Mobile. The air force is kept updated and expansive. Resources are carefully regulated by the government to manage the economy.
- Confederate Kentucky Dip: We accept to join the greater economic and diplomatic Union of Confederated States.
Arizona -> Arizona Republic: We send hard-line rebellious citizens and remaining army officials and officers in our state to help stop Mexico's invasion of New Mexico. We total 110,000 troops. 35,000 are ordered to attack move in the north and work their way downward, with another 35,000 being ordered to move in from the side of the state, to launch guerrilla-style attacks against Mexican military camps and occupied regions [Mod Response Needed for Entire Invasion]. The remaining troops are placed as reserves. Nothing outside of supporting the war effort occurs in Arizona, due to citizens wanting the defeat of Mexico before worrying about other priorities.
- Cascadian Diplomacy: We request military assistance in the fight against Northern California.
Confederate Kentucky: We invade West Virginia, seeking to annex them, given the disturbing rise of New American Union influence here and we call our allies of Confederate States of America (Alabama), Virginia and New American Union to assist us. [Player Responses] We send 100.000 troops against West Virginia under the command of General Chris Barker. With the huge tragedy that has taken place, we mourn our President David Duke's, Minister Steve Bannon's and General Stephen Donald "Don" Black's sudden departure from this earthly realm, as they have descended upon the Heavens. Lieutenant General Richard B. Spencer assumes power as the next in line as acting President. Security measures to keep current administration members safe have been put into place and the Presidential Security Guard (PPG) is founded. Elections are held and Brittany Pettibone becomes the first woman to became President of the Confederate States of American, with the backing of acting President Richard B. Spencer, who is appointed as Minister of the Propaganda Bureau (PB). Chris Barker is promoted to the rank of General and David Wayne Hull and Will Quigg are promoted to the ranks of Lieutenant Generals. Newly elected President Brittany Pettibone promises that vengeance shall be exacted from the repugnant terrorists and they they shall pay with their blood their hideous act. The Counter Terrorism Agency (CTA) is immediately founded thereafter with vast resources been allocated to hunt down the Terrorists responsible for the UN nuclear attack. A special division inside the CSA codenamed "Arditi" made up of our best agents are sent to Geneva to investigate the terrorist nuclear attack and find anything that may leads us to the terrorist group behind the nuclear attack. The newly restructured city of Cincinnati is named Dukestown in honor of our fallen President and enormous statues are erected in Louisville, Lexington and Dukestown in his honor. We reverse engineer F22S Fighter Jets. We fuse F22S and F35 designs to engineer a new stealth multirole fighter, combining both aircraft's greatest elements, such as F22S greatest speed, acceleration, bigger radar detection range, lower stealth and F35's modern design, smaller size, IRST systems. We call the new aircraft People's Fighter-2 (PF2). We mass produce F22S, F35 and PF2 aircraft, FN SCAR assault rifles, Future Vertical Lifts that we name Sea Phoenix 88, M1A3 MBTs and M8 AGSs. After the new upgrades that were made to the man-portable laser turret prototypes, we test their workability again with with a few SpecOps, SWAT teams and Riot Police select units. The results are satisfying and we announce that we have finally developed the first lethal laser turret in joint R & D with Cascadia. Louisville, Lexington and Dukestown are fortified further with our newly developed man-portable laser turrets that have just entered production, around defensive strategic points in the three cities. We enact more pro family measures to boost birth rates further. Our tech industry continues to grow with an enormous annual rate. In a mission of utmost importance, striving to bring our Armed Forces on par with the rest of the powers in the region, we repeat our request Russia to purchase military equipment from them such as Lebedev PL-14/15 pistols, OSV anti-materiel sniper rifles, PP-2000 submachine guns, AEK-973 A-545 assault rifles, AK-15 assault rifles, ADS amphibious rifles, Kord-12.7 mm heavy machine guns, S-500 Prometey missile systems and missiles, Krasukha-4 Electronic counter Measure systems, T-14 Armata MBTs, T-15 Armata Heavy IFVs, Kurganets-25 tracked platforms, Bumerang armored personnel carriers, Bumerang-BM/Epoch remote weapon stations, 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV self-propelled guns, 9A52-4 Tornado multiple rocket launchers, BM-30 Smerch 9A52-2 multiple rocket launchers, Sprut-B 2A45M anti-Tank guns, 2S25 Sprut-SD tank destroyers, TOS-1 multiple rocket launchers, TM-72 anti-tank mines, 9K333 Verba MANPADS, RPG-32 grenade launchers, AGS-30 automatic grenade launchers, Varna incendiary rocket launchers, 2B25 Gall suppressed mortars, Orlan-10 UAVs, ZALA 421-08 UAV/MAVs , Mil Mi-28 attack helicopters, Kamov Ka-52 "Alligator" attack-scout helicopters, Yakovlev Yak-130 light fighters, PAK FA T-50 stealth air superiority fighters, Mikoyan LMFS (MiG-1.27) lightweight stealth multirole fighters as well as licences to domestically produce them, offering to pay them in gold, believing in Russia's military equipment superiority and abilities as well as viewing ourselves as ideologically aligned and friendly dispositioned towards the Kremlin, also seeking a solid and reliable cooperation and if possible partnership with them. [Mod Response]
- Virginian Diplomacy: Virginia will supply you, but not send troops. This will be done to support its ally and restart its economy with mass production.
- Russia declines.
- Confederate Dip: we send 50,000 troops to assist in their war. -Nate
New American Union: At the same time the midterms happen, Spencer S. Snelling is replaced by his vice president Jeremiah Jackson. The midterms damage the Unionification Party, narrowly keeping their majority in the Assembly, and only maintaining a plurality in the Senate. After the conquest of Pennsylvania, we annex the nation, thus adding two more white stars to our flag. The flag continues to be semi-official, and the president announces it will not become official until we once again have 50 White stars. Now cut off from the rest of the world, we decide to become as self sufficient as possible, and Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse are all rapidly re-industrialized. This creates jobs, and also makes New York one of the most powerful industrial states in the former USA. Using these resources, We send aid to New Jersey, and supplement our gift with favorable trade deals, giving them easy access to New York centers of industry. In addition, we fund New Jersey candidates who hold favorable views of New York, hoping to establish a New Jersey branch of the Unification Party shortly. Lastly, we Secretly start arming pro-NAU militias in New jersey, as allies on the ground are informing us that violence may soon break out End Secret. Meanwhile, we also begin to reach out to West Virginia and Maryland. In West Virginia, NAU companies are subsidized to create coal related jobs, hoping to keep the region economically stable. In addition, we send medical and monetary aid to assist with the (presumably ongoing) opioid epidemic, as well as other public health problems the nation has. In Maryland, we open up free trade, and invest heavily in infrastructure to facilitate this. We hope this will no only help Maryland, but open up more trade with our friends in Virginia. We continue our invasion of Massachusetts, boosting our force to 25,000 troops, hoping to take the region this year. We continue to federalize all military assets left in New York, while also retrofitting several factories to produce all terrain transports, guns and munitions, with limited production of tanks and fighter jets also starting. Currently, New York is fielding an army of 150,000 men, with 250,000 more in reserve.
- East Ohio: After the conquest of Pennsylvania, Most of Eastern Ohio is ceded to Michigan. The only counties that remain are Lorain, Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, and Ashtabula, which primarily serve as a trade hub for the Great Lakes.
- Confederate Kentucky Dip: We ask the New American Union to stay out of our sphere of influence, that is West Virginia.
- The New American Union takes offense to the idea West Virginia is by any means in the Kentuckian "Sphere of influence," and sends supplies to help the defenders of West Virginia.
- Confederate Kentucky Dip: Thanks the New American Union for supplying our enemies with weapons, we are really greatful to be killed by NAU rifles, such good quality assault rifles, really don't believe us? Just ask the average Kentuckian, oh boy, do we love to get shot down.
Montana: While atop of a hill a young Blackfoot Chief by the name of Levi Red Wolf calls out to his people “today we take back our lands, marching under the flag of the American Indian Movement they move out ten miles in all ways, they start to do hit and runs and raids on Montana arsenals, we send out scouts to the east, we also start building forts and bunkers in the mountains, we rename our nation to the Plain Nation, ask Canada for arms and food.
Virginia: The rebellion has been crushed. Duce Ethan Beckner says, "we have purged our country of terrorist and left wing elements." Rebuilding begins. M1A3 Production begins, to rebuild the military. Many of the military equipment of have been given to Kentucky on lease, for technological transfer, but Virginia use the designs they have to produce new equipment. F35 production is expected to start in five years. The designs have also been sold to Kentucky, along with the M1A3 design. Although Virginia cannot afford Future Vertical Lift again yet, Virginia has sold the designs to Kentucky. Duce Beckner has taken the assets of some rebel leaders and given them to himself. Non-denominational Christianity is encouraged, as it is non-sectarian. Ethan hopes to use it as a unifying force for Virginia. Virginia officially issues a thanks to the governments of Kentucky and Alabama, who helped crushed the treasonous rebels. Duce Ethan delivers a speech: "American Nations must not let Mexico violate their severity and seize the land. It is time to unify and push back Mexico. Also, we must stop socialist Midwest, to stop those people from wiping out American culture." He does not speak of the greatest threats to his OWN nation for obvious reasons. Also, liberalization of the economy begins. Richmond is being built like a modern fascist city, nicknamed, "Mini Rome" for Ethan's image being shown to such a high extent, comparing him to Mussolini.
- Confederate Kentucky Dip: We gift to Virginia the blueprints of People's Fighter 2 (PF2) stealth multirole fighter and we offer to supply Virginia for one-third of our cost with sufficient F22S, F35 and PF2 aircraft, FN SCAR assault rifles, Sea Phoenix 88 FLVs, M1A3 MBTs and M8 AGSs to help them recover from their civil war, as well as a compensation for our annexation of Southwest region and Highland county.
- Virginia Dip: We pay for all of these and agree to the compensation.
'United Republic of Carolina and South Florida:' The 2022 census places the population at just shy of 27 million people, which is great news for the N.I.T.S figures. The tax produces almost $27,000,000 a week, or $116,100,000 a month based on an average of 4.3 weeks to a month. It is decided that the online vote shall take place once a month, with members of the public allowed to forward spending areas for government verification, before voting on their favourite. The tax is a hit success as predicted, with one popular tabloid journalist noting: 'This is first tax to ever be welcomed with open arms by the public, the only time that we, the tax adverse and bemoaning workers, have voted on a platform of increased taxation on our hard earned incomes.' The first month's vote provides the initial funding for a national broadcaster, impartial from political bias and funded by television license fees, in the style of the BBC, with many English experts brought in to help with the project. The six remaining months of the year vote for: an arts grant for schools, an expanded air ambulance service, sports funding on a split by county basis, a new 75 million dollar research centre for pioneering medical treatments, with staff funding for a decade, a new National Mental Health Trust, and a huge grant to the National Parks Service for the expansion, preservation and upgrading of green spaces across the country. Opinion polls for President Kirkman soar, placing him at well over 75%. The chemical industry continued to boom, whilst the tourism in South Florida is a massive boost to the economy. Due to the conflict in California, Florida's dominance in the industry is further asserted, resulting in a budget surplus for the nation. Imitating laws of the former Florida and South Carolina, laws preventing open carry of firearms, both on person or in vehicle, unloaded or loaded, are extended to cover the whole nation. A dozen Arleigh Burke class destroyers are commissioned. Some 10,000 URCSF troops land in Hawaii to assume control of the fleet and its resources based there, directing it back to the naval bases in South Florida, leaving two Arleigh Burke destroyers as a more than fair portion of the former USN to the state of Hawaii. The landing troops also bear $5 million dollars for the state government, a five fold return in the $1 million annual deficit the state previously had with the former USA in terms of investments and repayments, and allowing it to fully resume duties. With its small population, the nation is offered a referendum to join the URCSF, for the advancement of all involved. If they vote yes, the URCSF will continue with annual funding in the manner of the former US government to the state, restabilising its economy. MOD RESPONSE PLS. The nation is much saddened by the horrific events in Geneva, declaring a two minutes silence in honour of the lost men and women from all nations the next day. A Rapid Response Unit of the National Security Bureau (NSB) is dispatched to Geneva immediately, followed by a multi-agency task force to coordinate with the Swiss intelligence services and find the terrorists responsible for the deplorable attack against peace, unity and humanity as a whole. At home, the NSB receives increased funding to fight terrorism, and the Diplomatic Protection Unit of the police force is expanded. Firms continue to invest in Tennessee, shareholders confident that its government will eventually join the URCSF for the economic, military and social gain. With the ongoing violence in many states, the nation is quick to see the opportunity and offers huge tax incentives for firms to reloctate their headquarters to the United Republic. The UR is, as it keenly points out, the perfect place to relocate to. It is uninvolved in any present conflicts, has no threatened borders, and is both democratic and moderate in its political ideology. Walt-Disney's links to the region through the proximity of Disneyland make it the first company to relocate in such a manner from wartorn California, followed closely from the same state by Apple, Latham & Watkins, McKesson and Chevron, and Comcast and AmerisourceBergen from Pennsylvania. These firms move mainly to the capital and largest city Charlotte, but Tampa also receives a number of the financial specialists. In this way, corporation tax revenues skyrocket despite being low, adding to the budget surplus that by December amounts to some $20 billion, and is growing rapidly despite huge investment in the poorer areas of the former SC.
- I can't technically retcon it, but sending 10,000 troops to hawaii is asb. If edge approves, I will relent ~Firesmod
- [assuming hawaii expedition isn't retconned]: Hawaii rejects, valuing their independence and knowing the USNCSF can't do anything aput it
- Don't worry about it I posted in haste without thinking it through, wrongly believing I would have limited access to internet tonight- act as if I never posted it if that is okay. I would have to hypothetically disagree with the defence tho- I could do something about it quite easily. However, it is a moot point as I will act as if my references to it never happened. I must ask concerning the first part, why can't I take the fleet? Hawaii would not have the manpower to man it, let alone defend it. Yours, Emp.
Stratocracy of Oklahoma We attack Kansas with 50,000 troops. We also begin to make some more guns and we start to get army companies under state control like we begin to Produce our own M16's and we begin to make some M14 rifles to give to people on the border of Kansas. We make Generals and officirs on the feelt use new M1 garands as their weapon to show their rank
Confederate States of America: The full military of Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia are united together to a fighting force of over 150,000 troops, stationed in various forts across the three states. A large militia of common people are also organized, comprised of an additional 9,000 unprofessional troops. The navy is fully developed for both Mobile and Savannah. Economy greatly improves with trade on both these ports. The people of the Confederacy are very pious of Baptist christianity, which is the main religion of the region. Economic support is given to the fellow Confederate states of Virginia and Kentucky. As all the heads of state of our rivals are now dead, the Confederacy moves forward in establishing itself abroad diplomatically to the world stage, while mourning the loss of its minor admiral.
Great lakes Republic: We annex what is given to us in Eastern Ohio. Rebuilding starts across the nation. The nation continues its military vehicle buildup. Research is being put into railguns for tanks and ships and body armor for the infantry. President Synder and many more mourn the death of Vice President Calley. SoS Ruth Johnson ascended to Vice President Position. We offer an alliance to the CSA for the reunification of the United States in the alliance we are in. (Nate, rep).
- Confederate Dip: We welcome friendly diplomacy with the Great Lakes.
The Socialist Republic of The Midwest: The death of President Price is mourned across the nation as one of the most important figures of the nation who shined so bright but went out too soon. A memorial is made outside the capitol building with hundreds of bouquettes and balloons with stuffed bears lying across for hundreds of feet. But life must go on. An election was held a week after his death and Benny Figueroa was sworn into office three days after. Investments have continued to be made in infrastructure and windmills plus solar panels are expanded with factories producing countless amounts of solar panels by the day. Economic and military support is given to Kentucky with 200,000 volunteer troops and drafted troops being sent to Kentucky with General Mike Palace one of the best generals in the nation. Economy continues to boom and trade deals has been conducted with Canada throughout the year causing a surge of money earned from trading that was given to the government and people. More weaponry and aircraft plus naval vessel factories were made with 18 more shipyards being made around the Wisconsin and Minnesota Coast. With the annexation of the Dakota's, the president has ordered the rebuilding of damaged and destroyed areas from the war. 33 ships were built this year. 13 of those were destroyers, six were cruiser, four were Amphibious Assault Ships, ten were frigates, three were Littoral Combat Ships, and two were submarines that were built in the nation's shipyards. 65,000 people joined or were drafted into the military for a three-year service. Mint's have also been built across the nation to produce a new form of currency; The Midwestern Dollar. It has slowly become the new common currency used in the nation. Many Barracks have been built in the nation to house the military. In the Dakota's democratic socialism becomes a very popular political category due to previous influence by us and by the takeover by us. Many farms have begun to be built across the dakota's producing a variety of crops. The Nation request that Iowa, Nebraska, and Wyoming should join the nation. Meetings with the nations leader's are held with the other nation's leaders to work towards unity to form a stronger bond and raise possibilities of unity to form a stronger and more powerful nation. Tanks and Aircraft have gained more investment and a budget raise which has caused 100's of tanks and Fighter Jets and other planes to be produced. A secret meeting was held this year with Illinois, Kentucky, Arizona, and the CSA to form a faction. The meeting was successful and the faction came to life. It is called The Communist-Confederate Union. The faction's goal is to strengthen each other and stay united and work on each other's developments plus much more. The Ballistic Missile test has been held this year and was successful. Production of ballistic missiles are now in production in government owned factories. The Oil Pipeline fro Canada to Minneapolis is also completed. A ship making company has begun to invest their money into luxury cruise ships and the first cruise liner should be completed construction sometime late next year.With a booming economy, a developing military, and a stabilizing nation that concentrates on unity, the future of the nation seems bright.
Mod Response to Adolf: Iowa agrees to join, but Nebraska rejects, instead opting to join Montana. (This also means Montana has a 40% bonus should Minnesota invade it). Wyoming says nothing on account of being part of Montana.
Virginia: Duce Ethan continues revitalizing the state. Presidential elections are held, with Virginia declared a "Fascist Democracy" with Duce Ethan secretly holding supreme authority over the President, Michael Flynn. Arlington, once a small border town with Washington DC, is being expanded into a much larger city, as it is Ethan's homeland. It is also fortified. The military is revitalized with the joint production deal with Kentucky. The economy is liberalized, allowing more investment. Richmond turns into a sort of fascist Italy Rome, but with modern architecture like Pyongyan. A statue of Ethan is put over there. A perched eagle obelisk is build, the the eagle on top as a symbol of fascism. All across the city, pictures of Ethan are shown. The trenchcoat mafia regime continues indoctrination. Internet is extremely restricted, with government approved only sites. Social media such as Youtube, twitter and facebook, are banned. Political opponents are sent to Gulag like camps where they are slowly brainwashed into the system. Ethan seizes the opponents assets. Duce Ethan has made himself richest man in Virginia due to him seizing the assets of opposition support millionaires and billionaires. Seeing a civil war in California, Ethan sees it necessary to stop the spread of Antifa, so he funds anti Antifa forces, such as North California and South California, seeing it necessary to stop this third bloc from spilling out of the country and destabilizing the rest of America, and threatening every government. He does not do military action though. He sends in ammunition and FN SCAR rifles. As for the Trump claim, Ethan says he favors Trump, however calls both of them "liars" for striking Syria and breaking foreign policy promises as President.
- The New American Union requests to buy the East shore of virginia from virginia - In exchange, the government of virginia will receive ten billion dollars, and the NAU will invest 30 billion more dollars in Virginian infrastructure.
- Confederate Kentucky urges Virginia not to accept NAU offer and makes a counter-offer of buying Shenandoah Valley, a land far more useless and less populous, if the Virginian government wants that money so badly, offering 40 billion dollars in total, in the form of gold, for the Virginian government to handle as they like.
- Virginia declines and Duce Ethan Beckner fears that the NAU might use it as a beachhead to invade the Southern Bloc. He offers ten billion dollars of weed from Virginia's new pot exports instead. Virginia will not lose anymore land, the Duce declares. The last land we lost was out of desperation.
- Confederate Kentucky applauds its ally's decision stating that Confederate Kentucky stands by their side and is here for them.
New American Union: Colbert's declaration comes as a surprise to many though it is soon determined that he is in fact serious about running. He aligns himself with the Unification party, and announces he will try to win a primary against Jeremiah Jackson, should the sitting president win the right to run for a second term. After the conquest of Massachusetts, we annex the nation, thus adding one more white star to our flag, for a total of six. The flag continues to be semi-official, and the president announces it will not become official until we once again have 50 White stars. Now cut off from the rest of the world, we decide to become as self sufficient as possible. To start with, we try to stimulate growth in New York City, Boston and Philadelphia, by lowering taxes and offer subsidizes to companies, that move there. Tech companies are particularly favored, and we recommend that various start ups and major companies from War torn California move to the bustling economic centers of the NAU. Meanwhile, Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse are all rapidly re-industrialized. This creates jobs, and also makes New York one of the most powerful industrial states in the former USA. Using these resources, We send aid to West Virginia, and supplement our gift with favorable trade deals, giving them easy access to New York centers of industry. In addition, we fund West Virginian candidates who hold favorable views of New York, hoping to establish a West Virginian branch of the Unification Party shortly. Meanwhile, NAU companies are subsidized to create coal related jobs, hoping to keep the region economically stable. In addition, we send medical and monetary aid to assist with the (presumably ongoing) opioid epidemic, as well as other public health problems the nation has. In Maryland, we open up free trade, and invest heavily in infrastructure to facilitate this. We hope this will no only help Maryland, but open up more trade with our friends in Virginia. We continue to federalize all military assets left in New York, while also retrofitting several factories to produce all terrain transports, guns and munitions, with limited production of tanks and fighter jets also starting. Currently, New York is fielding an army of 300,000 men, with 300,000 more in reserve. Our population stands at about 45 million, so if needed, we could raise as much as 900,000 troops of the need arises. We refuse to recognize either Mike Pence or Donald Trump as US president, though we do agree with Mr. Pence that Donald Trump is betraying the nation by aligning himself with a foreign power. We begin to build up a small navy on the great lakes, primarily to defend our trade in the region.
- East Ohio: The reindustrialization of this area begins, and it starts to go the way of the regions around Buffalo, where industrialization has been very successful. We also serve as the base for most of the NAU navy.
Confederate States of America: Military and infrastructure build up. Religious conservativism thrives under the Baptist Church. Technology advances as well under the universities in the southern States. Economic support is given to the confederate states of Kentucky and Virginia, hoping to keep the rapidly-expanding NAU from getting too far. Military is especially built up on the western border with Louisiana, and the eastern border with Carolina. Evacuation efforts immediately go under way to help relieve the populations affected by flooding in Mississippi, utilizing the local militias there particularly. Seeing the greatest president of all time having miraculously returned, the Confederacy is willing to nominally accept Donald Trump as de jure president until such time as he can establish permanent presence on the east coast. As such, the Confederacy asks for support from Russia and the European Union as we help Trump reclaim the nation. (MOD RESPONSE)
As I told you on chat, no.Rockies Empire: Emperor Samuel declares the entire 20,000 men of the Imperial Army will march south and bring Wyoming under the the Glorious Empire's Banner. They then March south and defeat the Wyoming Army in the 1st and 2nd Battles of Thunder Basin. They then unconditionally surrendered and joined. Only 16,000 men returned out of the original 20,000. But, they returned Heros and had added many resources and much manpower to the kingdom's reserves. Thus they were named the Buffalo Slayers and given Medals for their bravery and battle prowess. There was celbration all across the Kingdom of the victory. Meanwhile, the Emperor offers Idaho the chance to join the Empire for protection from possible Cascadian aggression (Mod Response Needed) and allocated 500 million dollars to improving Montana's and Wyoming's infrastructure and economic plans for future development of the economy begin to be set in motion by the parliament at the Emperor's behest. Also the Empire offers to buy some of Western North and South Dakota for 20 billion and a non-aggression pact lasting till 2029 (Player Response Needed)
Untied Republic of Carolina and South Florida: Opinion polls for President Kirkman skyrocket as his brainchild, the NITS, has an almost entirely positive response from the general public. Corporate tax continued to bring in huge amounts despite being so low, since the nation is the only viable location for firms forced out of Carolina, as it is the only state that remains peaceful, democratic and politically moderate, thus gaining shareholder support. As a result corporate tax revenue booms, and the government continues to invest in regenerating poorer areas to increase equality and stimulate further economic growth. The budget deficit continues to grow, reaching $23 billion dollars this year, thanks to very high consumer spending from increased confidence due to the success of NITS, and high corporation tax revenues. Moderate military spending continues, with the nation's air force taking the front seat for investment this year. Over two hundred F-35As are built across the twelve month period. A sophisticated surface to air defence grid begins construction over the nation. The cyber warfare unit sets up a dedicated task force for keeping social media free from the illegal manipulation of foreign governments. The tourism industry also continues to boom, as trade with North Florida flourishes. Aid continues to be distributed in Tennessee, as a number of state actors spread into the nation, buying utility firms and many large local employers. A cap is placed to keep down energy prices, as the government announces the construction of a new nuclear power station in the former South Carolina, along with a number of wind farms off the coast of South Florida. With these new alternative sources of fuel, the output of conventional power stations is steadily reduced, helping to keep emissions low.
: Far right political members and citizens have held a referendum to join the Confederate States of America. The outcome: 83% support, 17% oppose. The Arizona Republic requests that the Confederate States of America allow them to join the nation, as Arizona and the CSA have multiple political similarities (ie far-right) [Nate Responses Needed].
The Socialist Republic of The Midwest: The nation works on stabilization after the unity of Iowa and the rest of the nation. Military build up and Infrastructure continues to be invested on heavily. A space program opens up in coastal Green Bay and works on making a satellites and Space Ships. By 2027 a mission to the moon should be conducted. Besides that, a new education system is adopted by the government that is very similar to Singapore and Denmark's educational systems. Factories and shipyards continue to be built. A military weaponry testing facility was also built 30 miles north of Pier. Maron Inc. becomes the largest producer in soft drinks in the nation rivaling previous brands like Pepsi and much more. News Networks begin to be broadcasted on TV like MBC (Midwestern Broadcast Center) and The Night Show which is run by a news broadcasting facility named NNC. Barracks are built across the nation with 40,000 troops joining the military this year. 36 ships are built for the Navy this year. Due to a booming economy from new corporations, cities and towns begin to thrive. More Mints are also built across the nation producing the new form of currency. 180 Military Purposed Planes have been made as well mostly consisting of F-35's. Minny, Inc. continues to grow as a car company. Expansion of cleaner energy sources continues to lower pollution rates. Five destroyers and cruisers were sent to patrol our waters. 120,000 troops ar moved to the Michigan Upper Penninsula Border just in case they attempt to invade.
Great Lakes Republic: In response to the Communist aggression, a further 100,000 troops are added to the already 120,000 strong lines in the upper peninsula. Rebuilding continues and is set to be done by 2025. Continued research into Railgun weaponry and light body armor. President Snyder (who was reelected following the 2022 attack on the UN), begins to pursue a policy similar to that of the Truman Doctrine, that of containing communism. We begin to reindustrialize with 30 M1 Abrams produced, 20 MLRs, and 50 stykers, with some 100 hummers. We continue to improve our air force with 30 new F-15s, and ten Warthog strike aircraft. We also begin to and build three B-52 Stratofortress'.
Stratocracy of Oklahoma: We ask Taxas if we can buy the north central plains  and in exchange I will give ___ USD and I will protect the whole of Texas and arm their own army. We also get Kansas Men into our army making it ... and this will make it so that I can defend myself. Also, I keep making M16's and other rifles but we keep making M14's for generals and other high ranks.
Deseret: Governor Gary Herbert of Dessert proclaims and recognizes Donald Trump as the legitimate President of the United States of America upon his return and offers to join in union with Northern California on the condition that Deseret remains a state of the reborn United States. In Nevada, infrastructure is rebuilt and expanded and law and order is restored, with the water crisis being addressed. The massive amounts of money are used to improve Desseret's economy and military.
Confederate Kentucky: President Brittany Pettibone proclaims and recognizes Donald Trump as the legitimate President of the United States of America upon his return and offers to join in union with Northern California. We send aid to Deseret.
Crisis updates will be out tomorrow. Sorry, it's finals week.
Rockies Empire: After Idaho’s rejection of joining the Rockies Empire they decide to go about bring the state into the empire via less diplomatic means and impose heavy sanctions on Idaho and begin to build military forces on the border in an attempt to force Idaho to join regardless of if they want to as Idaho’s food production is too valuable to the Rockies Empire which has a rather low agricultural production and thus the majority of their money goes into shipments of food from Canada to supplement their own food production. (Secret: Thus trained troops are snuck across the border and pro-rockies empire force within Idaho are armed and told to wait for the go ahead to rise up) They also begin exporting the oil and gas from their territory to Canada and their neighbors. Meanwhile, a massive repair of water filtration systems, and testing of all public water sources to ensure they are safe is undertaken, along with this free health care are implemented within the Rockies Empire Also the army is stationed along the the borders with the Socialist Republic of The Midwest, and their border with Idaho.
- Even if one-third of all women somehow had a baby, your economy could not support that, and it sure as hell wouldn't increase your military size. Also, you can't afford universal health care. ~Firesmod
- Yes, I can have universal health called the oil industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. But, I will remove the population bit. -Brick
The Socialist Republic of The Midwest: The nation continues to develop its infrastructure and economy. The nation invests in developing tech against cyber attacks. Ballistic Missiles are produced with 96 missiles on standby and 120 to be produced next year. 34 naval ships have been built this year. The MWSP begins working on designing and launching a rocket with a satellite named Millennial which has the purpose of observing and monitoring North America for military purposes and also to be used for meteorological purposes. The Satellite should be launched and ready to be used by 2025 and complete construction by 2024. 34,000 troops join the military this year with 8000 others being drafted. into the military for a three-year service. 120,000 troops are sent to invade Missouri from the north with 57 Fighter Jets and 14 tanks. 70 M1 Abrams are produced with 98 Strykers, The Air Force is also heavily invested upon and produces 40 F-15's and 12 Warthogs. Six B-52 Stratofortresses. Research has begun on new forms of military tech and development of better weapons plus light weight Armour. Railgun research and development has begun with test being conducted in the following year. Economy in the nation continues to boom with many industries that work on producing weapons. More Barracks are built across the nation. Minny Co. begins producing armored vehicles for the military. A Free Trade Agreement is offered with the Rockies Empire. The nation begins to produce gallons upon gallons of oil due to the pipeline. The state of Missouri begins to lose in the fight for its territory leading to the nations push into to Boone County, Missouri - just a county to the north of Jefferson City, The Capital. The lands of the Dakota's are given up in exchange for territory in Nebraska.
- Rockies Empire Diplomacy: The free trade agreement is accepted and with the signing on this agreement large quantities of oil from Montana and purchased North Dakota flow across the border into S.R.M the via the new Williston-Minneapolis Pipeline. While food and agricultural goods flow in from the Minnesota and Iowa. The trade is mutal benifital and both nations economies climb due to the new trade deal. Thus due to this new era of prosperity in the Rockies Empire the Rockies Empire troops on the S.R.M Border are withdrawn and deployed to other areas. While the Rockies Empire suggest that the adopt a common currency which would have its value backed up by the large silver deposits of Montana. The Rockies suggest the Currency be called the Plains Dollar.
Confederate Kentucky: We assist the Midwest Socialist Republic's invasion of Missouri, with over 100.000 troops, 1.000 M1A3 MBTs, 2000 M8 AGSs and 200 F22S fighter aircrafts opening a new front against Missiouri in the east. We also offer an alliance to the Midwest Socialist Republic. [Player Response] Some of the first man-portable laser turrets are used for the first time in the conflict. President Brittany Pettibone calls on our allies/anti-NAU coalition, the CSA, Virginia, Socialist Republic of the Midwest, Rockies Empire, the State of Deseret, Cascadia, Arizona to assist us to put an end to NAU's aggressive expansion to contain the threat the New American Union has became to all of us. [Player Responses] President Brittany Pettibone appeal to other neutral nations such as Carolina, Illinois and Oklahoma to not stand idly by waiting until their times comes and the are invaded and conquered by the NAU. [Player Responses] We also ask President Donald Trump to help us defend HIS LANDS against the NAU who dares question his authority and legitimacy as the rightful President over the United States of America. [Mod Response]
- Virginian Dip: Duce Ethan reminds Kentucky that their nation is being attack, it is time for them to divert the military back to defend their homeland. Also, he calls every nation to stand up to the New American Union in some form or another, due to their imperialistic expansionism.
- Confederate Kentucky: We recognize the Pennsylvanian government in exile.
- Confederate States: We send 50,000 to help an ally.
New American Union: Jeremiah Jackson wins the right to run for a second term, and finds himself facing off against Stephan Colbert in the Unification primary. Now cut off from the rest of the world, we decide to become as self sufficient as possible. To start with, we try to stimulate growth in New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia, by lowering taxes and offer subsidizes to companies, that move there. Tech companies are particularly favored, and we recommend that various start ups and major companies from War torn California move to the bustling economic centers of the NAU. Meanwhile, Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse are all rapidly re-industrialized. This creates jobs, and also makes New York one of the most powerful industrial states in the former USA. Using these resources, We send aid to West Virginia, and supplement our gift with favorable trade deals, giving them easy access to New York centers of industry. In addition, we fund West Virginian candidates who hold favorable views of New York, hoping to establish a West Virginian branch of the Unification Party shortly. Meanwhile, NAU companies are subsidized to create coal related jobs, hoping to keep the region economically stable. In addition, we send medical and monetary aid to assist with the (presumably ongoing) opioid epidemic, as well as other public health problems the nation has. In Maryland, we open up free trade, and invest heavily in infrastructure to facilitate this. We hope this will no only help Maryland, but open up more trade with our friends in Virginia. We continue to federalize all military assets left in New York, while also retrofitting several factories to produce all terrain transports, guns and munitions, with limited production of tanks and fighter jets also starting. Currently, New York is fielding an army of 300,000 men, with 300,000 more in reserve. Our population stands at about 45 million, so if needed, we could raise as much as 900,000 troops of the need arises. We refuse to recognize either Mike Pence or Donald Trump as US president, though we do agree with Mr. Pence that Donald Trump is betraying the nation by aligning himself with a foreign power. We begin to build up a small navy on the great lakes, primarily to defend our trade in the region. We attack Kentucky, wanting to us 60,000 troops to go through Ohio (Orwell, respond), but if that can't happen, 10,000 paratroopers will be used instead.
- East Ohio: Is Annexed.
- Rockies Empire Diplomacy: The unprevoked invasion of Kentucky is unacceptable and aggressive. Thus now the NAU has shown their true colors the Rockies Empire declares war on the NAU and 60,000 Rockies Empire Troops march to help their Kentuckey Allies.
- United Rep. Dip: The URCSF condems the attack on its neighbour; in a time of strife nations should work together to achieve peace, not to constantly divide and conquer. The National Security Council is summoned and is to meet later to discuss possible reactions to the act of aggression near its borders. In the meantime, the National Alert level is lowered to DEFCON II, and troops across the nation are scrambled to defensive positions. The reserves are called to stations, and for the first time since the formation of the nation, troops are deployed in foreign soil, with 100,000 men arriving to defend Kentucky. Recruitment campaigns are stepped up, with thousands enlisting overnight to stop the imperialistic aggressions and ambitions of the NAU.
- Virginian Dip: Virginia sends in 80,000 troops to defend Kentucky and tells New York to back off. Virginia also now takes in Pennsylvanian government in exile members, and begins to start a campaign on the internet to stir up Pennsylvanian nationalism in the hope of an Pennsylvanian revolt. Due to fires pointing out its implausible to directly create a terror group within one turn, Virginia only is currently doing propaganda its secretly behind. Not arming the separatists yet. Virginia does the same propaganda for NAU vassalized Ohio, however leaves Michigan Ohio alone, in the hopes Michigan will turn against their NAU overlords.
- I'll update troop counts, but inventing proxy terror groups in the span of one turn is ASB. ~Fires.
- a year is plenty of time to do something, but I'll retcon it.
- Midwestern Dip: Our Nation after hearing the attack on our neighbor sends 200,000 troops to aid Kentucky and starts sending weapons as well to defend our neighbor. We also except their offer for an alliance. We also join in with Virginia's efforts on pushing forward the idea of Pennsylvanian nationalism. Propaganda and nationalist movements are supported also in NAU Ohio. This is done in secrecy and is not known to the public excluding the support for Kentucky as volunteers are called upon to join and help our new ally. An alliance is also offered with Virginia and the CSA.
- Virginia: We agree to this alliance.
Does anyone want to tell me exactly why everyone decided to quit?
I'm not saying I agree with all of the following but these are the reasons different people quit:
- Perceived bias in Fire's moderating
- Perceived bias in Fire's algorithms
- Lack of plausibility moderation, since Fires could only moderate a certain area and Edge was relatively inactive
- The fact that New York, the most powerful nation, was played by Fires, a moderator (major ethics issue)
- New York's relative invincibility
- The ease with which states merged, particularly in the latter stages of the game, forming overpowered super states
- Although the premise of the game is openly implausible, it should have been fine, but due to lack of moderation it continued to descend into ASB, particularly economically, from all nations
- Players growing annoyed with Fires breaking deals and lying on the chat.
- Perceived bribery from Fires, apparently secretly offering states to players when they threatened to attack him.
I'd like to highlight once more that I do not personally agree with many of these points, and also don't know how valid they are, but these were certainly the most contentious reasons people quit as evidenced by Discord and AHW chat- Emp
Personally, I believe the only possible way to get this game back to its original trajectory of success is restarting the game and doing everything all over again. Other than that, those are the reasons why most of us quit and most will not return until this issue is resolved - Adolf Coffee (Orlando Figueroa II)
I second that. - Emp
I also support that. ~Bear